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Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 3:36 pm    Post subject: Living off the land for a week or two, what ten items would  Reply with quote    

you take with you ?
Don't count the clothing that you stand up in and I think that we'd better count guns and the like as cheating.
I know that one or two people on here already do something like this but its always been a day dream that I've harboured.
I've done plenty of camping but this wouldn't be quite the same.
I've even got what I consider to be a suitable location in mind, there's a small trout stream plenty of rabbits and a rocky coast.
You can select the season that you choose to go in and say why.
Have a think about your items and your reason for selecting them and then it might be nice to compare lists.

Have a go ! Are you up for it ?

Bodger



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

In no particular order.

1) A good sharp knife
2) A hand axe
3) Waxed matches
4) A big bar of carbolic soap.
5) Fishing line and hooks
6) A saucepan to boil my water and some of my food in.
7) A piece of polythene or tarp for a shelter.
Small roll of wire for snare making
9) Fungi ID book, because I know what a mushroom looks like and then thats it.
10) Luxury item . Sleeping bag.

I'd go at the end of Summer . Sept/ Oct because hopefully it wouldn't be too cold and there would be stuff ripe for picking.

What do you think ? Have I missed any essentials apart from some tinnies and a solar powered fridge ?

Mary-Jane



Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Posts: 18397
Location: The Fishing Strumpet is from Ceredigion in West Wales
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Can I take my hair dryer?

madmonk



Joined: 08 May 2006
Posts: 835

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A mobile phone to order take-aways

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
Posts: 13500

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mary-Jane wrote:
Can I take my hair dryer?


For you Margot anything !

You're just not entering into the spirit of this are you ? I can tell .

I was thinking of running my own version of " I'm a Downsizer get me out of Here"

gil
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Joined: 08 Jun 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd go Sept/Oct too, for same reasons, taking

tent
sleeping bag
stove
sharp knife
axe
pan
gun etc (or a Bodger to make and lay snares for me)
washing up liquid
forage bags
bottle of malt

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
Posts: 13500

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you took a good lurcher I could forget the washing up liquid.

The closest I ever got to this was when I use to take my sons fishing at Patterdale for the weekend . We would cook eels and small perch over the fire but then they would cry until I took them for a bar snack ! Softies

SheepShed



Joined: 08 Nov 2006
Posts: 332
Location: In the middle of a Welsh forest
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

After 2 weeks eating only fish, rabbits and fungi you're going to be screaming for some carbohydrates !

I'd amend your list with :
Air rifle instead of soap (ever tried snaring a pigeon?)
Large bag of brown rice instead of fungi book (don't need a rice identification book!)

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
Posts: 13500

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yeah !
I was running short of ideas. I'll trade the book for the rice and take my chances.
A few wheatfields in the area that I could nick some carbs from.

SheepShed



Joined: 08 Nov 2006
Posts: 332
Location: In the middle of a Welsh forest
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The late Eric Newby advocated taking only luxuries, on the basis that some other mug would be bound to have remembered the essentials.

On this basis I'd select :

1. Gin
2. Vermouth
3. Olives
4. Cashew nuts
5. Hammock
6. Radio for rugby/cricket results
7. Channel 4 film crew
8. Notebook and pencil for forthcoming book
9. Laptop and mobile phone to update online blog
10. Book by famous explorer to plagiarise

@Calli



Joined: 03 Jul 2005
Posts: 1682
Location: Galway
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

SheepShed wrote:
The late Eric Newby advocated taking only luxuries, on the basis that some other mug would be bound to have remembered the essentials.

On this basis I'd select :

1. Gin
2. Vermouth
3. Olives
4. Cashew nuts
5. Hammock
6. Radio for rugby/cricket results
7. Channel 4 film crew
8. Notebook and pencil for forthcoming book
9. Laptop and mobile phone to update online blog
10. Book by famous explorer to plagiarise



I'll be in your camp then.....

Bodger



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Posts: 13500

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wussys !

@Calli



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Posts: 1682
Location: Galway
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

He did mention TV crew, back up crew, make up artists, stylists, butty wagon, lighting and sound engineers didn't he???

You know I never go anywhere without the barest necessities

Bodger



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Posts: 13500

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As long as Huge Ferkley Wicklow isn't there !

Treacodactyl
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Location: Jumping on the bandwagon of opportunism
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 06 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I suppose I'd choose late summer/early autumn as well. Kit in descending order:

Water purifier
Decent tough knife
Firesteel & tinder
Woman
Pan set
Tent or tarp
Air rifle or snare wire
Fishing kit
First aid kit
Luxury item: decent wild food book.

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