North West Meet, 14, 15 July!

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good golly been so busy with work i not been checking on the site i nearly missed this one (thanks reddave for telling me) ill be there!!! hopefully for more than one day this time and not hung over!!!!
 

Singeblister

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I may well lay off the booze at this one I over did it a bit at the weekend drinking mead mulled cider slider stag breath and everything else going around :)

Waylands smoked meats are really good , shame I felt to ill to try all but the chicken last time
 
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Pippin

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Are there any kids around 5 years old coming? My littl'un is desperate to "go traveling and sleep outdoors, like Maggie and the Ferocious Beast" but I reckon she'd be happier still if there were other kids to play with!

Also thinking about bringing my Springer Spaniel, but he's rather "enthusiastic" and not so happy with being on the lead when there's woodland to explore...
 
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shaunmcdonald

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Hopefully if we make it my kids will be there Boy at 4yrs and girl at 12.
 

SOAR

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Jan 21, 2007
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I am really looking forward to this meet, is anyone else bringing a Tipi?, only I will be using mine and dont know whether to bring m woodburning stove or not, I have not used it yet so I dont know if it will be to hot in the tipi or not?.
 

Goose

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Pippin, There are usually a few kids at the meets, should be someone to keep her company! The dog is welcome but may have to stay on the lead a lot of the time, unfortunately:( .
Soar, I am assuming there will be a couple of tipis, and definitely people with experience of tipis.

Looking like there is going to be as many as at the last meet :Thinkingo :D .
 

Dynamite Dan

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Im intrested in this, it will be a first for me though, I've never camped out before.

However, i can get a tent no problem.

What would i need to take?

is it near a train station?

do you mind a newbie being there?
 
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shaunmcdonald

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the last meet was a first meet for quite a few of us i think and even tho we had the biggest tent available we were still made to feel very welcome :) Thanks guys :)
With regards to gear basic camping kit i would think will suffice..
Tent
Sleep Mat
Sleeping bag
Cooking stuff
eating stuff
food
BEER
Rucksack
Hygeine stuff

and anything i might have forgot to mention....

Im sure some one will be along to add there comments soon..

Dan where abouts are you traveling from ?
 

wanderinstar

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Jun 14, 2005
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Pippen,
I too have a Springer, but I am afraid I wouldn't take him to a meet. He is far too lively. Also once he found the lake, that would be it. He would be in there all w/end.:lmao:
 

spamel

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Ahh, stags breath then!! Don't know why I was thinking Dragons breath, must have been thinking of the mother in law!! I'll have a look around, but if not, a group buy could be a good idea!

I will bring the eldest if I can make it, she is 7 next month, in fact it will be the weekend after this meet.
 

thingswelike

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I'm considering coming with my family, but there are issues...
a) It would be our first time
b) We would have a 14month old as well as a 5yo
c) We are all vegan (probably the biggest hurdle - i.e. I imagine there will be all sorts of animal prep going on which I'm not sure my 5yo son is prepared for.)
d) We've outgrown our current tent, but are looking for one at the moment.

Thoughts appreciated.
Cheers
Alex
 

spamel

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Don't be too concerned about animla prep, if it happens, which I don't recall seeing last time, the area is big enough for you not to be near it when it happens. My eldest hasn't seen anything like that yet, just the results once it has been cooked, which did worry her a little at first so I had to sit down and explain where it all comes from in not quite as much detail as required, didn't want to mentally scar her! She seems OK and is looking forward to bunny burgers!
 

Emberglow

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Bah! I can't make this one, I have a prior engagement with Metallica at the Wembly stadium. To all those who have not been before you will have a good weekend and to everyone going have fun, enjoy yourself and easy on the Stag's breath in my absence :1244:
 

Matt Weir

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Jun 22, 2006
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Hi Alex,

I've taken my family and although mine are older and not vegan I will try to rest your mind.

I'm considering coming with my family, but there are issues...
a) It would be our first time
No bother - there's always a first time and folk he are friendly, good natured and will all lend a hand if needed.
b) We would have a 14month old as well as a 5yo
As I say, my two are older but you know your own kids. It is an experience for everyone and I'm sure they'll love it.
c) We are all vegan (probably the biggest hurdle - i.e. I imagine there will be all sorts of animal prep going on which I'm not sure my 5yo son is prepared for.)
I've not seen any butchery going on if that's what you mean. I think the usual thing is a tin of beans and a rasher of bacon :)
d) We've outgrown our current tent, but are looking for one at the moment.
There is plenty of tent space. Last time I pitched a 5 berth monster in the woods for the family and I slung my hammock and tarp to try out next to them.

If I'm wrong on any point I'm sure Goose or any other regular will shout.
 

spamel

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I could bring my hex 3 and throw all of our kids in! I intend to use my group buy hammock, so there would be plenty of space in the Hex.

Something to consider!