Yorkshire Meet site photos and dates (PIC heavy)

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spamel

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I would be well up for some more Ed, I've just been up to the stream to check the stuff I had put in with The Ratbag and the stream has really shrunk since we put the bark in. Most of the bark was on a dried up bank, so we failed! I repositioned the bark, pegged it down and rebuilt the existing dam below it to try and get the water level back up again. It has worked in places but such small pieces that it wasn't worth peeling them off. Besides which, it was bloody cold!

I'll leave it another couple of weeks and see how it is then, I have an idea for another stream in future which i reckon will be a lot better.
 

Shewie

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I might be interested in this! I need to get the lime bark out of the river, which I may do later on, so I might have some lime bark for cordage making so long as it all goes to plan!

Any preference to dates Spam ?? I`m pretty flexible at the moment.


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spamel

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I'll go with the eventual consensus! I'm flexible too, so whenever! This weekend is a bit hectic as I have the Spyderco meet in Leeds on Saturday and Sunday is with the kids.
 

UKHaiku

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Would love to, but work is going to be a real 'mare for the next few weeks, and I'm already taking a load of time off during March :(
Would have loved to have tried my new sleeping bag in combo with the underblanket I picked up from the PO today...
 

Shewie

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Would love to, but work is going to be a real 'mare for the next few weeks, and I'm already taking a load of time off during March :(
Would have loved to have tried my new sleeping bag in combo with the underblanket I picked up from the PO today...

What bag did you go for Dave ??


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Shewie

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I`ve got Friday 22nd and 29th of Feb off work if anybody fancies joining me either on the Thursday or Friday nights ???


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Shewie

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I`ve just emailed the site Spam regarding this Thursday evening, I don`t think there`ll be a problem with it being midweek. I`ll let you know later when I get a reply.


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UKHaiku

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What bag did you go for Dave ??


Rich
I ended up going for a Marmot Wave III Long - a little too long for me at 6' 2", but the rest were too short. It's rated down to -5 for comfort. It's a hefty beast, and 1.8kg though - not going to be carrying it too far!
 

spamel

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Well, we decided to bin it in the end. Got there and put our hammocks up, I have come to the conclusion that my Aussie Hootchie isn't big enough so that will be flogged to pay for a larger tarp! The first tree that cracked in the gale force wind had us a bit worried, but the second one made our minds up for us! It just came out of nowhere, nothing on the weather reports! As I travelled back, I looked on as wheelie bins were scattered across the roads and flags outside of shops whipped on their poles which threatened to fold in half! Shame though, as the company was great and the woods looked fantastic, even if there were two creepy cyclists going through at gone 10 o'clock!

Another time Shewie, although I enjoyed myself and the Swanni now smells right! :D
 

Shewie

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After quite a blustery evening sitting round the fire (plenty of smoke for Spams new swannie) we climbed into the hammocks about 10 `ish. I had literally just taken off my boots and was tying them to my ridge line when I heard the sound of timber cracking in the distance. I waited for a few seconds expecting to hear a heavy thud as the tree hit the deck but it didn`t come. About three seconds later we had got up, dressed and booted and were now worrily discussing our options outside our shelters.
Looking up to the tree tops and seeing the huge swaying movements was enough to convince us that it was time to bail out. Although most of the pine in the area we were in, has been there longer than any of us, there were still the odd ones which had seen better days and looked like they could come down anytime in that wind.
As we took down the tarps we heard another crack but a lot nearer this time, this really got the old adrenalin pumping and confirmed our decision to get the hell out of there.
Don`t worry about future meets though, we were in a different area to where I propose to have the next ones. I had a bimble about with a pine needle brew whilst waiting for Spam to arrive this afternoon and found a spot which was a bit more sheltered . Unfortunately the nice cosy area of pine woodland we used turned out to be just a little bit scary in high winds.

The company was great though Spam and thanks for making the trip, and it`s also good to put a face to another name on here.


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Shewie

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I'd just like to add that Shewie wasn't bothered at all, it was me that was a big scaredy cat wuss!

:D
I`d say it was a mutual decision and probably for the best, the game of dodge the wheelie bin on the way home made it worthwhile though.


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spamel

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Yeah, the roads were in a right state! Bins all over the place, and did you see all of the small twigs and branches on the track on the way out of the site that had been blown off by the wind? That was strong stuff! Anyway, off to bed now as I feel after all thge excitement, I deserve it!