Tea, Tipi's and trail cam

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Feb 27, 2008
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I needed to use up some annual leave so headed to the woods to practice all of my new found skills from reading Ray Mears - Essential Bushcraft.

Someone had got there early to practice their skills too. I think they hadn't read the page on leave no trace.
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I have read in Ray Mears Bushcraft, the key to a successful cup of tea is a good fire, so I cracked on.
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I then contemplated where the kettle would go. Ray is not big on details.
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If I need more wood there is always more in the tent.
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This tea is a long time coming.
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Longest wait for a cup of tea ever! Lost my tea bags, milk and tent in the dark. Never bothered reading Night Navigation in Ray's book.
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After a call out to Cambridgeshire Mountain Rescue, I was safely back at base camp. But my food was gone. The camp had been raided. I had heard strange noises earlier like roaring?
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I resorted to the survival methods as taught by Ray. It tastes like water, but blander.
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I suspected from the carnage of the last buschraft camp and last night that there may be a big cat on the loose. So delved into Ray's book and started tracking.
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That print is as big as my head. This is not looking good.
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Could this be the Fenland Tiger? I'm zipping the tent door up tonight.
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Whilst Mr Fox squeezes one out, the Fenland Tiger looks on approvingly.
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Drawn by the aromatic aroma of a fresh one laid, other, more sophisticated squatters come and investigate. Rated 7/10. If Mr Fox had bothered digging a latrine like these sophisticated squatters do, it would have been 10/10 all the way to the bank.
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How do I get rid of these tags?

Cyrill Squirrel - "[I]I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.[/I]"
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Muntjac deer have an amazing sense of smell. Sometimes, that is not always a benefit as demonstrated by the look on his face.
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I think my trail camera may have been discovered.
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Having my trail cam sprung, a Big Cat on the loose and mammals that have disgusting fetishes, I beat a hasty retreat to the nearest civilisation for safety and to replenish the lost carbs from existing solely on tree water. Ray Mears - Bushcraft book never mentioned any of this would happen to me?!
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If you fancy big fires, big cats and big fry-ups, the next meet is 21-24 March 2014. Come and join us. More details and other dates here http://www.meetup.com/Cambridgeshire-Bushcraft/
 
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Whittler Kev

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Brill one. 1st time I've seen a fox taking a dump :rofl:
Shame I couldn't get.
Fire? looks like a funeral pyre :lmao:
The badger sure ain't camera shy - was it looking for a directors job maybe?
Just delete the img tags as staticflickr puts them in automatically ;)
 

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