Suffolk Bushcraft - 2 Night Meet 3rd to 5th June 2016.

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Big Stu 12

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Jan 7, 2012
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2 Night Meet 3rd to 5th June 2016.

Location
A 10 Acre mixed Woodland that is very quiet and secluded, and lends itself to wild camping, both in Hammocks and Tents/Tarps, just outside of the village of Stansfield,

Regulars that have been to the Site before - 12:00 onwards - First person on site to report at Office before going to the woods, so The landowner knows we have arrived, No arrivals after 9:30pm.....

New comers to Site - Meet at Compasses Pub, Stansfield, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 8LN. By Arrangement Only, normally finishing about midday on the Last day. Please be on time as the Woodland is hard to find,

Cost
The Camp Site charge per person for the weekend, In Cash please on arrival, Please bring the correct amount. (the kitty requires a top up so an extra £5/£2 for this meet), the Kitty is used to buy new Shelter Tarps, Paraffin and other things like the willow screen for the shelter wall.

Adults - Up to two nights £10

10 to 18 years of age - Up to two nights £5

Under 10's there is no charge.

Under 18s
Are welcome to attend, they are the responsibility of the Parent/Guardian that they came to the meet with, also please keep children under control. Please Note this a remote woodland in Suffolk, it is about 1 Mile from a road, and some time only accessible by foot across a field (about 1/2 mile), please read the full description of the place, it may be worth a visit before bringing under 18's, just to make sure its not too wild for them.

Behavior
Our meets, are good natured and light hearted, with safety in mind, we aim to carry this on with self regulation, if it does not then the offending person will be asked to leave immediately.

Facilities
This is a very wild site...There is a Basic Long drop Toilet at the site and Shower at a Farm Yard about 1km away, the nearest Tap is about a 600m from the Woodland.

Personal Hygiene - please bring your Hygiene kits (loo roll ect),

The Communal Area has a number of seat/ small tables, a rustic bushy Table, a clay oven to make food prep a bit easier then doing it on your lap, The fire pit has a concrete base.

Housekeeping
There is NO Facility to leave rubbish on site or at the farm, please bring a Rubbish Bag for your waste and take it home; we have had occasions were other peoples pitches have been cleaned up by others, You Carry In – You Carry Out.

We do have a rule of no rubbish to be burnt on the fire during time people are cooking or using the fire area for food drink preparation, Please respect this.

Fire Places and Fire scar’s to be kept to a minimum, this will depend on activities, if you make a Fire Scar for any reason, other than communal one, then it is your responsibility to clean it up, The Main communal Fire is Everyone’s responsibility to clean up after.

The communal area is to be set up and fire light before personal kit is set up, on the last day the communal area is to be packed away, Tinder, Kindling, and firewood is to be prepared ready for the next meet prior to leaving site, this will make things easier for all.

NO Green Wood to be cut........

Vehicles and Access and Parking to site

There is Access to the woods by Vehicle, Please be aware it is a track across the field and is rough, Once kit is dropped off Vehicles are to return to the Car parking area,

Car Parking for the woodland will be about 800m away from the woodland in a Working Farm Yard, please do not block Gates and Barn doorways. For Parking it is now behind the Black Gates, not in front of them

Group Meal,

If someone would like to do a group meal on the Saturday night let me know.

(The Group meals are supplied but the person making them, then the cost is divided between the participants, please remember Cash is required).

In case of Unforeseen events that may cause there to be no group meal, please allow in your catering for that emergency meal.

Other Info
Please keep to the simple rules and treat it with respect.

Dogs are welcome - Only well-behaved/controlled, your dog must be under control at all times. you must clean up after them... POO bags to be taken home,

Wood can be gathered from around the site, Dead Wood only to be used. No green wood cutting allowed

Please note that the Group Shed is for Group equipment, personal Equipment may be left as a last resort between two meets, but the sole responsibility for the items left in the shed lays solely with the person they are left by, the Attenders, Landowner and the Group are in no way responsible for loss damage or theft of the items.

Of course Micky being taken is compulsory....

I know people Like taking Photo's and sharing experiences, and some do not like the Photo's on the Internet, so Please bear this in mind when posting after the event, also I you do not want your picture on the internet then please make all aware....

Slippers are welcome.....

All Attendee's, attend and take part in any activities at their own risk....by attending you agree to this term.

First Aid
There are no First Aid facilities on site, so you will need to bring your own suitable First Aid kit, not just some plasters.

The nearest A & E is 20 minutes drive at;

West Suffolk Hospital
Hardwick Lane
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk IP33 2QZ,
Switchboard: 01284 713000
 
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Big Stu 12

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To attend Please Paste and copy this post and add your name, also include the nights you will stay.

All Attendee's, attend and take part in any activities at their own risk....by attending you agree to this term.

1. Big Stu & Ruby - Fri & Sat. tent
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Also add the nights you will be staying

Please let me know if your are not turning up.
 

humdrum_hostage

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Jul 19, 2014
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Stradishall, Suffolk
I am hoping to make this one as it is a year since my first visit!

1. Big Stu & Ruby - Fri & Sat. tent
2. Jake - Fri and Sat tarp
3. Glen, Jaron and Kai, fri and sat-tent and hammocks
4. Simon - Friday - hammock + tarp.
5. Chris - Fri & Sat. Hammock
 

abctrev

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Mar 26, 2016
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Essex
1. Big Stu & Ruby - Fri & Sat. tent
2. Jake - Fri and Sat tarp
3. Glen, Jaron and Kai, fri and sat-tent and hammocks
4. Simon - Friday - hammock + tarp.
5. Chris - Fri & Sat. Hammock
6. Trev - fri + sat, tent (maybe hammock as well)
 

ESL Jake

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Bures,Essex
May not get there at all now as i have to go to Denmark Friday, will keep you posted, does anyone have a spare hammock for Trev to try, as i said will try get there saturday for few hours if not
 

crosslandkelly

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Jun 9, 2009
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Sod work, I need to get out.



1. Big Stu & Ruby - Fri & Sat. tent
2. Jake - Fri and Sat tarp
3. Glen, Jaron and Kai, fri and sat-tent and hammocks
4. Simon - Friday - hammock + tarp.
5. Chris - Fri & Sat. Hammock
6. Trev - fri + sat, tent (maybe hammock as well)
7. Colin + Jubal. Might try out some Boone kit. Friday and Saturday.
 

crosslandkelly

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Jun 9, 2009
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Good weekend all, I had a great time.
This was my pitch.

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