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Summer Bushy Event 2012 Activities

Discussion in 'South West' started by Rob, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. Rob

    Rob Very Addicted

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    Camp set up

    Setting up of bivvy/basher, fire, ground recce and collection of firewood

    Shelter building/ bed and insulation (bring ball of strong string & roll of heavy duty bin bags)

    Various types of fires and fire lighting techniques

    Traps and snare construction and setting (bring strong string or cord eg para cord and a couple metres of 3 core ring main wire or similar)

    Stalking

    Clay pigeon shooting (requested by the Zits) to be confirmed depending on numbers

    How to skin, gut and cook whatever is shot or trapped

    Demo on how to make a purse net/gill net/ Hammock

    Demo and general disucussion on cooking/stoves and lighting

    Weapon Handling/Safety (for those interested)

    2 min talk on your favorite bit of bushy kit, by each person as to why etc

    If anyone has a particular interest pm me and we will see what we can do
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2012
  2. bigzitt

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    pm on its way mate
     
  3. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    ok with me guys:)
     
  4. bigzitt

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    can we get hold of anyone knowledgable about foraging flora and fauna, as it will be summer there should be lots to be had. just an idea.
     
  5. Matt

    Matt Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    im working on it mate;)
     
  6. Rob

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    updated 10/03/2012
     
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    stephenjames213 Technical Support

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    Made it a Sticky mate :)
     
  9. Kernowek Scouser

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    As mentioned on another thread, other than the ones you use with a fork, I know bugger all about knives. So I have a question regarding knives/tools.

    Are the activities listed above intended to be of the show, then have a go variety?

    And if they are, what knives/tools would you suggest folks bring with them to participate (I'm thinking in particular about the skinning and gutting).

    At the moment I have a Swiss army style pen knife, a Poundland pruning saw, a Tesco multi tool (like the penknife, but it also has pliers and screw bits) and a wire saw; am I well tooled up or would you recommend I need an additional knife/tool to participate fully?

    Cheers,

    Colin
     
  10. Gazo

    Gazo Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    I think a decent knife is a must and you won't go far wrong with the mora knifes at £10 it's the best £10 I have spent for sure.
     
  11. Kernowek Scouser

    Kernowek Scouser Quite Addicted Site Donor

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    Something like this[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]?

    [/FONT]Bahco 2444 Mora Multi Purpose Knife With Holster
    £7.79
    BAH2444.jpg
     
  12. Gazo

    Gazo Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    Bargain buy it :)
     
  13. Rob

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    You dont need a "specialist Knife" to skin and gut a rabbit just any old knife with a sharp edge, the swiss army knife that you have would do the job as its a good bit of steel and holds its edge (but im no knife expert) it also can dse done with more primitive tools hopefully im going to demonstrate on how to skin and gut a rabbit then depending on numbers of rabbits available who ever can have a go with there knife
     
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    Cheers for the info, the penknife always comes out with me on my adventures, so if I can make the summer bushy (and it is looking ever more likely that I can) it will be with me (and at £7.79 it might have a Mora for company:))
     
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    Camp set up

    Setting up of bivvy/basher, fire, ground recce and collection of firewood

    Shelter building/ bed and insulation (bring ball of strong string & roll of heavy duty bin bags)

    Various types of fires and fire lighting techniques

    Traps and snare construction and setting (bring strong string or cord eg para cord and a couple metres of 3 core ring main wire or similar)

    How to skin, gut and cook whatever is shot or trapped

    Demo on how to make a purse net/gill net/ Hammock

    Demo and general disucussion on cooking/stoves and lighting

    Forageing By Fiona Paying event £10.00 per head

    There will be various other things planned list to be posted at the meet
     
  16. bigstancwsw

    bigstancwsw Snare & Trap expert

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    The only problem with multi type knives is cleaning after use. A single blade with a solid handle can be cleaned easily. For most other uses around the camp the Swiss Army type knives are very usefull. If you cant get hold of a Mora before the event let me know i will lend you one for the duration, i have one or two. Stan.
     
  17. Kernowek Scouser

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    Cheers Stan.

    I have got myself a couple of moras now, a 511 & 162 for wood carving and a companion for general use. I'm not to bad when it comes to carving wood with them, but I am still a bloody fingered numpty when it comes to trying to sharpen them. If there are any knife sharpening demos on the cards at the bushy, I'll deffo be attending them (with my FAK on hand in case of any numptiness)
     
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    Im sure I can show you a fast and effective way to put the edge back on your knife