Suffolk Bushcraft Group - 2 Night Monthly Meeting Fri 6th Mar to Sun 8th Mar 2015

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Big Stu 12

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Jan 7, 2012
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2 Night Monthly Meeting Fri 6th Mar to Sun 8th Mar 2015

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 commers to Site - Meet at Compasses Pub, Stansfield, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 8LN. By Arrangement, normally finishing about midday on the Last day. Please be on time as the Woodland is hard to find, (Please be be aware that due to the location of the parking/site being next to House's the Very Late 9:30pm arrival will not be available as we like to keep traffic to a minimum,)

Cost
The Camp Site charge per person for the weekend, In Cash please on arrival, Please bring the correct amount.

Adults - Upto two nights £10

10 to 18 years of age - Upto 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 seat next to 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
Due to the Softness of the wet ground there is NO car Access - 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.

Group Meal,

Spit Roast Chick done by Colin, Thank you Colin :)

(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.

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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Jan 7, 2012
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Ipswich
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All Attendee's, attend and take part in any activities at their own risk....by attending you agree to this term.

1. Big Stu
2. Colin.
3. Mike
4. Mike +1 (David Friars)
5. Ed. (Mack)
6. John, probably the usual 9am arrive on Saturday.
7. James
8. Barry
9. Mike +2 (Martin)
10. pinkimark
11. Tony Smith - Facebook
 
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crosslandkelly

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

1. Big Stu
2. Colin.
3.
 

mikesmith777

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Feb 17, 2013
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Clacton on Sea
Will be making this one and will be bringing along Ed again plus another friend of ours if that's ok, dont know about Barry yet.

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

1. Big Stu
2. Colin.
3. Mike
4. Mike +1 (David Friars)
5. Ed. (Mack)
 

amjake

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Sep 10, 2013
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Suffolk
Hi Guys,

Sorry I won't be able to make this one, off to Ireland for family wedding. :sadwavey:

Have fun!

ATB

Kevin

P.S. What are the plans for April as 1st weekend falls on Easter weekend?
 

Jjessup

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May 15, 2013
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All Attendee's, attend and take part in any activities at their own risk....by attending you agree to this term.

1. Big Stu
2. Colin.
3. Mike
4. Mike +1 (David Friars)
5. Ed. (Mack)
6. John, probably the usual 9am arrive on Saturday.
 

jameshardy

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

1. Big Stu
2. Colin.
3. Mike
4. Mike +1 (David Friars)
5. Ed. (Mack)
6. John, probably the usual 9am arrive on Saturday.
7. James​
 

mikesmith777

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Feb 17, 2013
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Clacton on Sea
Copy this post add Name to list I will update main one

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

1. Big Stu
2. Colin.
3. Mike
4. Mike +1 (David Friars)
5. Ed. (Mack)
6. John, probably the usual 9am arrive on Saturday.
7. James
8. Barry
9. Mike +2 (Martin)

Hi Guys Barry has now confirmed his attendance, and hope it is ok to bring another friend along, all have been informed of the video ruling, and I also believe that Tony said on Facebook that he was definitely coming, looks like the makings of a good meet.

A group meal was mentioned in earlier posts, is this still happening?, if it is do we require anything for it, as I still have a lot of time on my hands, please let me know.
 

Chippy Si

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Hi, the meet sounds great, unfortunately, I can't make this one though! Am I right in understanding there will be another one in April? If so, I'd love to come along! Cheers, si
 

crosslandkelly

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

1. Big Stu
2. Colin. Planning to do a spit roast chicken and veg.
3. Mike
4. Mike +1 (David Friars)
5. Ed. (Mack)
6. John, probably the usual 9am arrive on Saturday.
7. James
8. Barry
9. Mike +2 (Martin)

Hi Guys Barry has now confirmed his attendance, and hope it is ok to bring another friend along, all have been informed of the video ruling, and I also believe that Tony said on Facebook that he was definitely coming, looks like the makings of a good meet.

A group meal was mentioned in earlier posts, is this still happening?, if it is do we require anything for it, as I still have a lot of time on my hands, please let me know.
I'm still planning to do a spit roast chicken and veg, anyone interested, put meal by your name, so I know the numbers. Stu, can I borrow your big dutchie please?

Like this.

[video=youtube;4LwyErdAWmQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LwyErdAWmQ[/video]
 
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pinkimark

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Feb 20, 2012
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Hey There,

I've not been along with you before, I've stumbled across the group Through John Jessup, I only live a couple of miles away, I would love to come and join you if you wouldn't mind? I may even bring a friend?

Cheers

Mark