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BillyBlade

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Jul 27, 2011
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Nothing so far here. Maybe too cold. -3 tonight.
Hope it's here soon. We prepped a load of deadfall and made a decent sized fire reflector wall up the woods yesterday waiting on it arriving. Will be nipping up later to prep the site some more. As soon as it does arrive, hammocks go up for an overnighter.

Bunch of big kids really :D
 

Stevie777

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Jun 28, 2014
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Hope it's here soon. We prepped a load of deadfall and made a decent sized fire reflector wall up the woods yesterday waiting on it arriving. Will be nipping up later to prep the site some more. As soon as it does arrive, hammocks go up for an overnighter.

Bunch of big kids really :D
Where are you,? been finding prepped areas all over this area this past year. Murdostoun, Barons Haugh, Coltness woods etc. prepped a few myself.

Cannae beat a hide oot man. :lol:
 

BillyBlade

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Jul 27, 2011
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Chances are that's us pal, or at least two of them are.

We spent a lot of time building a survival school for some courses we ran in the Murdostoun woods - we had the aircrew survival shelter built, the one and two man, the large 8 man survival shelter, the norgie survival shelter and the escape and evasion shelter. Then the neds found it, and burned them down - well, apart from the E&E shelter and the aircrew one, they never found those. Guess they did their job then.

It was us who built the wooden bridge across that 10ft deep and wide drainage culvert as well in the same place. If you know where I'm talking about, you'll recognise the area now.

We ran the last courses up near the old church at Allanton. Will do some again in the new year.
 

Stevie777

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I found two while out collecting pine pitch at the Newmains end just down from the gatehouse (Lions gates) in the pine trees... The area was Covered in broken bottles and empty drinks cans, plastic bags, etc.,


just for the record i know who is responsible for the trash.
Believe it or not i met them when i was camping out at Morar of all places last July. They told me that was their spot.
I came back from the Morar hotel one evening to discover them, Pitbulls and all, pitched next to my tent and using my fire pit. I can smell a Newmains person at one thousand yards..My Home turf.

Ps, Give me a shout when you are doing it again. I was impressed by your work.

PPS..The old Church at Allanton..Dura Kirk by any chance?
 
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Paul_B

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Jul 14, 2008
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Well the news has been going on like the snow is across the whole of the Midlands and northern England. Well yesterday I crossed the Pennines on the A66 all the way to Middlesbrough and no snow. Back in north Lancashire and south Cumbria border I understand there is no snow. No snow in the Teesside area neither. Just wish BBC news/ weather would accept that the north is a big enough area to split up so you can identify areas of snow to within a couple of hours drive. Reckon I'd be driving 2 hours to hit snow worth bothering with.
 

Dave

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We're about 800 metres above sea level, within sight of ilkely moor, at least four inches on top of the landy roof this morning, and grounds still covered and a hard frost in the fields.

Thankgod beause its been like a mudpit walking the dog everyday for weeks now.
 

MT606

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Jan 17, 2013
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North of the southern wall.
what PaulB said, ah yes that well known northern (Midlands really) enclave of Sheffield! I was thinking we'd get bucket loads (hearing the north was gonna get it) but only got a dusting, and only last night....Although the high ground from the carlisle -settle choo choo looked WUNDERBAR! yesterday
 
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In general, yeah I think so
Gawd knows what most people are moaning about. most folk spend 99.9%of there lives indoors anyhow

On a brighter note, its still coming down well here...wahoo
Depends on your personal situation - sadly I live in the south east and rely on public transport to get into work - the slightest amount of snow and public transport dies, and roads aren't an option. Being self employed, that then hits me rather hard. Didn't help when i was employed to a company either as they forced us to take 'snow days' as annual leave!

Sorry i sound miserable! I can imagine its great if you live out in the sticks, and are to an extent master of your own destiny, but the reality for many is very different. Doesn't stop me enjoying it though!
 

Ed the Ted

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Dec 13, 2013
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Went for a little bike ride today, got up to the elevation at which the blizzard I was in was actually settling, which was nice. Wandering through the forest with fat snowflakes drifting down lazily was very atmospheric!
 

Stevie777

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Jun 28, 2014
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Depends on your personal situation - sadly I live in the south east and rely on public transport to get into work - the slightest amount of snow and public transport dies, and roads aren't an option. Being self employed, that then hits me rather hard. Didn't help when i was employed to a company either as they forced us to take 'snow days' as annual leave!

Sorry i sound miserable! I can imagine its great if you live out in the sticks, and are to an extent master of your own destiny, but the reality for many is very different. Doesn't stop me enjoying it though!
That what i love about the Snow, Transport comes to a standstill. As i live on a main road it makes a pleasant change.
 

Stevie777

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Went for a little bike ride today, got up to the elevation at which the blizzard I was in was actually settling, which was nice. Wandering through the forest with fat snowflakes drifting down lazily was very atmospheric!
Nothing beats a walk in the woods when it snows, it's so quiet you can hear the flakes fall. Unless it's a Blizzard that is.
 

BillyBlade

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Jul 27, 2011
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If it's snowing, then I'll be doing an overnight. I was meant to be off to China on Saturday but thats been re-scheduled, so I like to think it's fate thats going to try and get me some fun in the snow like the big kid I am :)
 

Stevie777

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Jun 28, 2014
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If it's snowing, then I'll be doing an overnight. I was meant to be off to China on Saturday but thats been re-scheduled, so I like to think it's fate thats going to try and get me some fun in the snow like the big kid I am :)
Gimme a shout if your defo going and lf it's local slip me a grid reference..i'll find you. I could do some fishing during the day if your up Murdostoun way and meet up later. possibly with a fish or two. Grayling only though...Bones galore buy ok smoked.