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Topic: Sleeping under the Stars.
Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Subject: Sleeping under the Stars.
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2013 at 8:41am
How many Denim Bro,s love the great outdoors enough to sleep there?
Im thinking..
Camping Gear old and new, Campfire Recipes, Jam Jar Whiskey,s
Camping trip photo,s past and present.




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Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2013 at 8:48am
Methylated spirits on the park bench... aah, those were the days...


Posted By: illumin8em
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2013 at 8:54am
I do, and if I lived west of the Mississippi would be doing it a good bit more. I will make it to California one day (maybe Big Sur) and sleep beside to the ocean under the stars.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2013 at 9:20am
The US has a great attitude towards wild camping and the weather for it, Here in the UK all the countryside is owned by private land owners or The National Trust neither appreciate tents so discretion is key.
How do other nations get on? Im partial to Snow Peak kit but know little of Japans camping scene, could i camp on Mt.Fuji for instance?


Posted By: Bob Dale
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2013 at 11:29am
I haven't camped since I was in this church scout group as a teenager. 

I used to be able to do the whole thing, one match (2 really) fires, all of it.  We'd go out and use fallen brush and lash up chairs and other 'furniture'. 

I enjoy being in nature, but sleeping under the stars is not my cuppa.


Posted By: Littledog
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2013 at 11:37am
Out here in the Northeast US I regularly camp under the stars.  Year-round.  20degree below zero (Farenheit) down sleeping bag is key.  I use a bivouac Bag to keep off frost etc.  I have been trying to get my son into it, but he is hesitant.  My Father and I always went minimal into the woods.  For next season I am in search of a Bro-like insulated boot.  My un-insulated Whites this winter were a little crisp for my toes.  Cheers.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2013 at 12:12pm
Yeah its a father son thing for us too, got him into it early at 2years old. Moms not the outdoor type. I have an Alpkit 3-4 season down bag for the winter and a Marmot bag thats packable for the summer months.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 20 Feb 2013 at 1:56am
Easton 3 man tent, 4 season and 5lb, in the compression sack its 20"x 8" so fits in my pack. The brazier is an old van wheel spot welded to a table.


Sun set over the Peak District.




Posted By: Littledog
Date Posted: 20 Feb 2013 at 3:57am
Great shots DoubleO.  I think its great to get kids started in the outdoors early.  My son has always felt at home outside.  I will have to load some pics soon.  I have been slowly introducing my son to snowshoeing last year.  He loves it. 


Posted By: pablo t
Date Posted: 20 Feb 2013 at 4:35am
Originally posted by Bob Dale Bob Dale wrote:

I haven't camped since I was in this church scout group as a teenager. 

I used to be able to do the whole thing, one match (2 really) fires, all of it.  We'd go out and use fallen brush and lash up chairs and other 'furniture'. 

I enjoy being in nature, but sleeping under the stars is not my cuppa.


You need to check out the Lemonheads' version of Outdoor Type. I particularly love the line about
"Sorry I can't go away on your rock-climbing weekend
what if something's on TV and it's never shown again?"

(and we love camping. Altho I like the fact that modern technology has brought us pop-up tents and airbed inflators).


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 20 Feb 2013 at 5:20am
Good work Littledog, would love to see some pics posted.
We made his first catapult and bow & arrows last summer.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 25 Feb 2013 at 12:16pm
Snow Peak titanium trek pans, Snow Peak stove, Light my Fire "Firefork" Fits together like Russian dolls only weighs a few ounces fits in one hand.
Firefork is a simple piece of spring steel that fits on to a stick.



Boil up water for coffee, Fire fork for cooking sausages/mallows in open fire..




Posted By: Littledog
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2013 at 6:27am
Love that fork Double O.  Here are some pics from our latest snowshoe adventure.  I played with a survival fire method for fire on snow.  You build the fire on top of a raft of branches.   It was so much fun.  You can see the fire actually melted its way through the snow.  The snow never smothered the fire.  I was able to get this fire going with some really wet wood, and a dead standing tree.  Tons of fun. 


Posted By: oomslokop
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2013 at 6:45am
Originally posted by pablo t pablo t wrote:

 

You need to check out the Lemonheads' version of Outdoor Type. I particularly love the line about
"Sorry I can't go away on your rock-climbing weekend
what if something's on TV and it's never shown again?"


does this mean that you also listen to tom morgan's smudge pablo t? love that band.


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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2013 at 7:38am
^^Brilliant, Come nuclear attack or zombie holocaust i think we will be just fine. The woods look very much like the woodland environment around my house. What is the climate like in the Northeast?
We get the snow Dec-Mar followed by pissing down rain in April then if we are lucky some sunshine June-Sept before the cold comes. My boy does not have the body mass as yet to keep him warm in the winter nights.  May-Sept for him. I dont mind bivvying year round as long as its dry.
It was hard finding him a good down bag because manufactures dont make them for 3year olds due to  feather allergy.


Posted By: proulxsie
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2013 at 8:01am
I'm not keen on hiking that much, but I do love camping. I had never been growing up (my parents are boring) but last summer I went to the delaware water gap in PA quite a bit! We would rent canoes and go canoeing down the river, then pull off on the side at an unmarked campground. Next morning we'd get up and canoe further down the river and get picked up at drop off point by the company that we rented the canoes from.  I am really looking forward to doing it again on my southwest road trip, and this summer! Also my boyfriend and I have been planning to do some motorcycle x camping trips. Hopefully we can do the trans-mass trail this spring or summer. I'll need to get a better bike or a dirtbike though!

A few pictures:

view down to the water from my favorite campsite


typical setup, you can see where the water is in the back:



for a friend moving to Nashville we had a going away camping trip, we had 8 canoes and tied them together and just lazy river'd it down for a few hours (and we brought her dog, porkchop!):




camping supplies:





sorry for the lack of good fashion choices but it's easier to wear activewear than look good while camping hahaha!  I really want to get one of these tents so I can go on more motorcycle camping trips:




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Posted By: Littledog
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2013 at 8:51am
Double O, I am building a house in Massachusetts. I bought 3 acres on a wooded lot. There is a large tract of undeveloped woodland behind the house. Mixed hardwoods and pine. Full of trails and open woods. We just got hit with pretty sizeable snowstorm. We got almost two feet overnight. The weather lately has been a mix. A little rain some snow. Cold nights (teens and twenties (F)) and 30s during the day. Spring in the Hilltowns (where I live) is muddy. I live on a dirt road that turns to slop. We started our son camping when he was an infant. My wife and I used to re-enact the French and Indian War so we camp most of the summer into fall. He has an O.K. synthetic bag. But this last fall we went out and even with a thinner bag stuffed into the other bag he still got cold. It was in the lower 30s that night. He was fine though. If he gets serious I will invest in a good kit for him.
 
Proulxsie, your trip looked like fun. Envious. I would love a good canoe. I live around some nice lakes and rivers. I have been building a Coracle to go fishing in. It will be a hoot. I will post pics once weget it water worthy.
My coracle as it is now.  I love the old pic of the man carrying the coracle on his back.  What a great look.  Ok, enough from me. 
 


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2013 at 9:04am
Beyond Excellent work!! When i started this thread this is exactly what i wanted to see.


Posted By: flatpattern
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2013 at 9:08am
Good job on those winter fires with the wet wood, Littledog.  

Proulxsie looks like a load of fun.  the motorcycle tent add on is great.  never seen that before.  I love my motorcycle but not that much. :)

Love camping myself.  Have a ton of camping under my belt.  Good thread.


Posted By: Littledog
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2013 at 9:09am

^^Yes, thanks for the outlet.  I think that is what hss drawn me so much to Denimbro, it seems to combine everything that I am interested in.  And everyone here comes from such diverse places yet it is really a meeting of minds.  Cheers.



Posted By: proulxsie
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2013 at 9:19am
Originally posted by flatpattern flatpattern wrote:

Proulxsie looks like a load of fun.  the motorcycle tent add on is great.  never seen that before.  I love my motorcycle but not that much. :)


Hahah yeah it's better to just throw a tarp or cover over it. For $400 it's out of my range, for sure.


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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2013 at 9:59am
Just to put things into perspective littledog 3 acres of unspoilt woodland with planning permission for a dwelling will cost you around 600,000usd here in the UK then you need to build your house inc access water supply electricity ect. your going to top a million usd. I am being very conservative here. The average UK salary is around 50,000usd  So from my perspective your leading a millionaires lifestyle there buddy.
Hope that puts a smile on your face. I am envious to say the least.


Posted By: Littledog
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2013 at 11:37am

It sure does make me smile.  However, no matter where you build a house, it takes a whole hell of a lot of Blood, Sweat and Tears, in equal proportions.  Building a house has been a lifelong dream and I do indeed feel blessed to be given an opportunity to follow that dream.  My wife may not agree with me however.  But it is a testament to her that we are still married after 5years of building, and we are still not finished. 



Posted By: tg76
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2013 at 5:34pm
last weekend i went to a plane geek thing to keep my partners dad company on the drive, got there asked my partner where the tent was (he had stayed over night),, he smiled like a little kid living his dreams and told me he just curled up under the wing of the plane. it hasnt rained here all year so dont need the shelter but i would have been destroyed by mosquitos (not the de havlland kind)


going camping over easter, looking forward to it very much


Posted By: badseed
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2013 at 7:48pm
My daughter (at the moment 3.7 years old) wants to go camping in a tent.
She is a little confused as she thinks that means you go camping with a circus tent(she has been watching The Greatest Show On Earth a fair bit lately)

I got a cheap and cheerfull tent from work and the first thing from her mouth "where are the clowns in my tent?"

some people,sheesh


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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2013 at 3:15am
Did anyone manage to get any camping trips under there belt over Easter?
The temp is still struggling to get above zero degrees Celsius over here.
Last October was still warm enough to sleep under the stars in a down bag in just the tent fly.


Foraging for wild mushrooms, We left those Fly agaric well alone.

Broken spade handle works a charm as a trusty fire poker.


Hopefully in a few more weeks we will be back in the great outdoors.



Posted By: proulxsie
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2013 at 10:08am
Originally posted by badseed badseed wrote:

My daughter (at the moment 3.7 years old) wants to go camping in a tent.
She is a little confused as she thinks that means you go camping with a circus tent(she has been watching The Greatest Show On Earth a fair bit lately)

I got a cheap and cheerfull tent from work and the first thing from her mouth "where are the clowns in my tent?"

some people,sheesh

So cute! Maybe you need to get her a teepee instead and she'll be more excited ;)


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Posted By: misterh
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2013 at 10:26am
That's awesome Double O. Can't wait to take my kid camping.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2013 at 10:55am
Thanks man, my boy was not that much older than yours on his first trip. You might be able to squeeze one in at the end of the summer.


Posted By: Littledog
Date Posted: 21 May 2013 at 9:30am
I wasn't sure where to post this, but since I last posted here about my Coracle I will post it here.  It seems you can no longer see my original pictures from my last post, but here are some more.  I finished the Coracle last week and me and a bunch of friends took it out to a local lake.  It was a brilliant success.
 
As you can see she is called "The Black Duck."
Cherry seat and Paddle.
 
I managed to stay afloat for the maiden voyage.  What is not shown is that when I returned later that day to do some fishing I swamped it and nearly lost her to the lake.  My fishing poles were lost and I went for a little hike to get back to the car.  I have a little more research to do before I call myself a master.  I had a lot of fun though.


Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 21 May 2013 at 9:55am
That's awesome.

Respect!


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Posted By: Littledog
Date Posted: 21 May 2013 at 9:57am
Thanks, Man.  It is amazing what procrastinating work on my house will accomplish.


Posted By: Sardine
Date Posted: 21 May 2013 at 1:13pm
Yes, well done Littledog!


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 10 Jun 2013 at 7:27am
Made the most of last weeks nice weather....

Day1 The boys enter the wilderness.



Its not every day you get to camp in a meadow full of wild flowers.


Evening meal fit for cowboys.



Sunset over the Derbyshire Dales.




Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 10 Jun 2013 at 7:30am

Day2

The boys wake up in the wilderness to the sounds of cockerels.


Stunning view out of the tent^

 

We had a treat of an impromptu flypast by some WWII flying aces.



I even managed to take a half decent whiskey.


Sunset




Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 10 Jun 2013 at 7:32am

Day3

Breakfast..Getting bored of sausages at least they was organic from the Chatsworth House farm shop.

 

On the way home by means of teaching my boy right from wrong we decided to trespass on some private property when we went to visit the ruins of Riber Castle made famous as the set to Shane Meadows film "Dead Mans Shoes", It was all fenced off but just for you we scaled the fence (my boy went under) ignored the trespassers will be hung drawn and quartered signs then i scaled the 12' perimeter wall to get you these shots.

Its amazing what you find in your turn-ups after 3 days in the wilderness.


 

 



Posted By: Sardine
Date Posted: 10 Jun 2013 at 8:09am
Looks like a killer trip Double 0, and you had some very nice weather. Where were you guys camping at? I know that in some areas of the UK it's hard to find camping spots. Looks like a great time!


Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 10 Jun 2013 at 9:19am
Looks idyllic


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Posted By: Nonriveted
Date Posted: 10 Jun 2013 at 10:36am
beautiful pics double o soul......super cute little girl too....looks like you guys had a great time....jealous!




Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 10 Jun 2013 at 11:02am
Its Derbyshire Sardine, the county i call home.

Thanks Mr Black it was.

I am afraid he's no girl Nonriveted but don't worry your not the first, He's a pretty boy with a girls haircut.


Posted By: Nonriveted
Date Posted: 10 Jun 2013 at 11:33am
whooops.....super cute boy!!


Posted By: Sardine
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2013 at 6:25am
We didn't sleep under the stars, but i think this is close enough for this thread. Saturday me, my wife and our two dogs went for a hike/picnic day on the mogollon rim:
I was wearing a pair of those waterless 501's:
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We took an easy trail, as our dogs are getting older
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Didn't see any animals but it was still great to get out of the house. After the hike we drove to a beautiful lake called Knoll Lake and had a picnic
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more of the lake
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Posted By: Sardine
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2013 at 6:43am
Sydney wondering where her beer and sandwich are
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Athena impersonating Ferdinand
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the only wildlife we saw
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Posted By: Joseph Hill
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2013 at 9:29am
Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

Its Derbyshire Sardine, the county i call home.

Thanks Mr Black it was.

I am afraid he's no girl Nonriveted but don't worry your not the first, He's a pretty boy with a girls haircut.
 
That's no girls haircut, that's a Prince Valiant!


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2013 at 9:33am
Joseph, Do you have any copyright on that "Prince Valiant"quote or can i use it in the future?


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 1:11am

A bit more of the same from me...Hippy Trippy Camping


The Chicken coop.


Jam Jar Coffee

Getting the beans out in the style of "The Great Escape"



Swallows nesting in an outbuilding.




Posted By: hoggreaser
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 1:39am
Plastic gun stuck in McCoys 003.
 
That's how I wanna rock.
 
ps hello Double-0.


Posted By: Rivet Head
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 6:40am
Couldn't quite sleep under the stars yet with a 3 month old, but we did make to Pictured Rocks National Lakshore over the weekend. 














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Posted By: hoggreaser
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 6:45am
Making me want a holiday, Rivet!
 
Looks a really relaxing spot for a boat ride.
Can you swim in that cove, (2nd pic) or is that kind of thing discouraged? It's a part of Lake Superior or am I wrong?


Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 7:06am
Making me want a holiday too- Luckilly I have just 9 days to go WOO HOO.

Double O- your shots reminds me of my parents in laws farm in Cornwall. Run-down outhouses galore. Pleasantly dishevilled.


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Posted By: Rivet Head
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 8:43am
I think you could swim there if you were able to get there...probably cold too...it's Lake Superior! 

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Posted By: proulxsie
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 9:47am
Went to VT for a family reunion recently...








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Posted By: hoggreaser
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 10:52am
That's a beautiful lake.

Makes me want to swim!


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 12:45pm


MrBlack
this is a shot of the farm, first appearance is chaos but if you look around everything has a purpose. The derelict caravans all have either chicks/eggs inside under heat lamps, germinating seedlings or meat smokers and once they have served there purpose they are stripped to a rolling chassis then used to build these custom built mto caravans they have solar panels wood burning stoves double glazing ect. All the out buildings are in use one is used for ironmongery making gate latches, ect and one is used to build the caravans.


Rivet, 3 months is a bit young, I was following a blog on coldsplinters  a man and his wife were camping/traveling light across the US with a 4year old and a 3month old he was using his own down jacket tying off the hem and sleeves with cord to make a down sleeping bag for his baby. Photos looked great but in reality parenthood is hard enough at home.

Proulxie, Looking good as usual, Did you get around to the trans-mass trail?


Posted By: hoggreaser
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2013 at 12:49pm
/\ I could live in a joint like that 


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2013 at 4:06am
Its merely a hovel compared to  http://cabinporn.com/" rel="nofollow - http://cabinporn.com/ dedicate an hour or two of your day to this, You wont regret it, i promise.


Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2013 at 4:15am
That glass teepee... hubba hubba

This is a cabin my P.I.L have just had put in. Just missing the banjo!




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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2013 at 4:26am
Nice, Banjo and moonshine still.


Posted By: Mr Black
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2013 at 4:29am
Or we could do it UK style- dodgy home brew and a ukelele ;)


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Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2013 at 5:11am
^ We British already have the requisite awful teeth (apparently) Mr Black!


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2013 at 5:49am
Without the missing teeth you cant create that unique turbulence that is needed for blowing your jug.


Posted By: raWorkshop
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2013 at 3:09pm
This thread reminds me of my trip to Nova Scotia in 2010.  I went looking for a camp site that might not have existed and couldn't afford a motel.  I opted for this relatively quiet logging road on some frigid ridge top.

This picture isn't great but I spent the night looking at the Milky Way listening to Explosions in the Sky.  

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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 29 Aug 2013 at 5:45am
This weeks offerings....

 

I passed through Bakewell on the way home to indulge in the gastronomic delight that is the Bakewell pudding, The recipe is a closely guarded secret and the only place on the planet that makes the pudding is Bakewell Derbyshire.

Continued in the what are you eating? thread....


Posted By: Sardine
Date Posted: 29 Aug 2013 at 6:08am
Great pics Double O. Beautiful part of the country you live in. How is that Whisky? I've seen it at the local hooch house and wondered, although I'm normally a Tequila guy. 


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 29 Aug 2013 at 9:01am
Thanks Sardine, Through the Summer months there is no place i would rather be, In the Winter its a harsh environment!

I have tried quite a few Japanese Whiskeys and they all seem to closely resemble Scotch so if you are an Irish Whiskey fan i would say "choose something else" The 12 year old Yamazaki is particularly good winning a gold medal for best in class.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2013 at 7:44am
Climbing Kinder Scout today the highest peak in the Peak District National Park....

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And now the climbing starts....




Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2013 at 7:57am
Looking from the rock face

Nearly there...

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This is at the peak, I always like to leave a stone on this pile so i have left the highest point 2" higher than it was before.


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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2013 at 8:02am
And back down the other side...

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Posted By: rustbucket
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2013 at 8:35am
That's a great view out there mate, it's quite the rugged landscape.


Posted By: Sardine
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2013 at 9:52am
Beautiful where you're at Double 0! Looks like you had fun. 


Posted By: haler
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2013 at 12:10pm
Gorgeous photos, Double O.  Thanks for posting.

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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2013 at 1:10am
Thanks guys, Im glad to hear you like them.


Posted By: hoggreaser
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2013 at 2:14am
Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

Looking from the Kinder rock face.

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Ah in fellow spirit! The time honored tradition of touching the cairn.... (sort of). 
 
Good man...however.... although as intrepid as no doubt you are, I must express a little mental discomfort at your choice of cats paw sole for this ramble Wink
 
ps another Scotch drinker here who approves of the Yamazaki.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2013 at 2:59am
I previously echoed your feelings of discomfort in the McCoys thread yesterday. My mates are all proper climbers not like me im just a weekend adventurer, They always say "I would rather look good and loose" I personally take this as a compliment.


Posted By: ranonranonarat
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2013 at 7:21pm
lovely shots. always love the picture posts from you!

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Posted By: Dr_Heech
Date Posted: 11 Oct 2013 at 11:16pm
Originally posted by ranonranonarat ranonranonarat wrote:

lovely shots. always love the picture posts from you!
 
^agree with Ran, your photos are always crisp and focused, which is in stark contrast to mine LOL
Keep up the good work OOS.
 
 
 


Posted By: Sardine
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2013 at 4:28pm
We didn't sleep under the stars, but we did rent a cabin in the woods for five days. Random photo's:
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plenty of small trout streams:
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A Red-tailed hawk watching us
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found an old derelict cabin
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fallen tree, look at the size of that wood!
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Posted By: mr randal
Date Posted: 27 Oct 2013 at 12:55pm
Some shots from a trip I took with Sansome, Nonriveted & Mr.6 last weekend:


On the tent leg of our trip, we pitched tent in an alcove on a steep hillside. This is from across the valley, you can just barely see the blue and orange dots of our tent:


When we headed back into semi-civilization, Sansome put up his pop-up trailer tent at a local hot-springs campgrounds:


We didn't have enough candle-holders, so after lengthy technical consultation with NR & Mr.6, Sansome carefully excised structural matter from this potential illumination ensconcing source material and I added the adjustable stabilization arm:







Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 28 Oct 2013 at 1:52am
A great looking page, This thread is starting to look more like the denim branch of "Cold Splinters" as the weeks progress.

Sardine- Did you manage to get a photo of the cabin where you stayed?

mr randal- Very resourceful, i can see by the holes in the side of the starchy root vegetable foundation that the research and development of the buttress positioning was very extensive.


Posted By: Sardine
Date Posted: 28 Oct 2013 at 3:41am
Double 0- It's funny you mention Cold Splinters it's a great blog.  We didn't get any pics of the cabin we rented. It's a fairly unremarkable wood sided structure, with the exception that is on a 1 acre lot that is fenced, which is really convenient with two dogs. 

I feel like there are probably more Bro's that get out in the wilds, but don't share? If it was up to me we wouldn't come back to town. Next summer will see more regular tent camping posts from me. 


Posted By: tg76
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2013 at 8:47pm
spent a week out on camp with a couple of hundred year 10 students
cant/ wont post many pics cause i dont like posting my students 
but
here is our over night set up
the farmer has converted a water tank into toilets and 'showers' and has built a covered area off the green shed for cooking and socialising. The teepees were made from either cargo chutes or old billboards.
the students made fire using bows and cooked their rustic dinners on it, was a lovely atmosphere. when i wasnt here i was back at base camp leading kayak stuff
wore my chopped off Yamane jeans all week, looked like a right slob


Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 07 Dec 2013 at 10:25pm
Big Sur Camping Trip

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Posted By: xallanx
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2013 at 1:27am
That hillside shot is beautiful. Oh California! Looks like you had a nice time, Cinch.


Posted By: Cinch
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2013 at 9:40am
Big Sur is one of the two most magical places for me to camp in California. (Joshua Tree is the other) It doesn't hurt to have a big, thick rib eye cooking on the grill as well. 


Posted By: illumin8em
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2013 at 9:56am
I want to make it to Big Sur so bad. I hope 2014 is the year, I will at least be on the same coast if plans go accordingly.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 30 Jan 2014 at 11:31am
Keeping the thread alive... Its -4C without the windchill over here so no camping but i thought you might like to see my climb up an icy waterfall today.


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Railman Boots... Cats Paw Soles.... Gentlemen wish me luck!

This is where im heading... Its an easy Grade2 waterfall on Gritstone but made all the worse with a thick coating of ice over all the rocks...



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It was a bit sketchy crossing this peat water, all the stones were covered in ice, I dont mind admitting i had a foot in the water up to knee level trying to traverse it on my arse followed instantly by frozen cardboard jeans.


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Ice and steep drops dont make for suitable bed fellows...


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This was the last photo because the weather was closing in on me and i had to concentrate...

The abyss.


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Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 23 Jun 2014 at 4:24am
Summer Solstice Weekend...
Camped on this hillside Bob the farmer was still bringing in the silage. Stayed up till 4:30 which is rare for me helped move some cows, damn sheep woke me at 7am nibbling the grass around my tent.






Moved the tent away from the livestock.



More lens flare than Bladerunner..








When it eventually went dark we had some fun with the sticks from the fire and some long exposures...




The morning of Summer Solstice... Kids go fetch the water.









Traditional Wattle fence construction.



Another late night...
Silage wall was an attempt to defend the nearest village from the noise.







Posted By: Maynard Fried-San
Date Posted: 23 Jun 2014 at 5:32am
Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:


Poor Hoggy


Posted By: Sardine
Date Posted: 24 Jun 2014 at 6:48am
Great photos Double O! Looks like the local pagans partied too hard for the solstice.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 27 Jun 2014 at 3:01am
Thanks sardine.
I left my camera in the tent for the shindig, had whiskey to carry, gotta get your priorities straight. The photo,s that come after "Another late night" are the morning after.
Proper Pagans usually descend on mass for Lughnasadh in August this was more of a summer wingding.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2014 at 9:05am
Camped on this hillside the past few days..


I don't know what he was expecting to find?






Posted By: Sardine
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2014 at 9:10am
Looks like fun Double 0. I think it's great you get the little guy out there. Not enough kids get to, or want to camp these days.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 31 Jul 2014 at 9:24am
Absolutely Sardine, What boys don't want to make fires, catch insects and not wash for a few days? We go out in the woods near home quite often, its ancient woodland with hardly a sole around, go to some joint owned by the National Trust and its packed, folks seem to want a more sterilised version of the countryside nowadays with visitors centers, coffee shops and a place to purchase over priced preserves.
Thanks btw.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 04 Aug 2014 at 12:53pm
Snow Peak have recently announced their move into the apparels market for F/W14. Im assuming like the vast majority of their product (apart from the occasional Made in the USA stamp) the manufacture base will be JP? Maybe a friendly bilinguist will translate.... Calling Ishmael.

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Posted By: illumin8em
Date Posted: 04 Aug 2014 at 10:39pm
Originally posted by Double 0 Soul Double 0 Soul wrote:

its ancient woodland with hardly a sole around, go to some joint owned by the National Trust and its packed, folks seem to want a more sterilised version of the countryside nowadays with visitors centers, coffee shops and a place to purchase over priced preserves.
Thanks btw.


Double 0, I really dig the camping trips with your son. Camping was a big part of my childhood. I don't think it necessarily that people want that sterilized, but around here it's what they have. Some of your trips, like the last look to be on pasture or farm land. Do you have permission to be on them? In these hills, you may get shot at if you thru hike someones property. Now you can certainly drive a couple hours to get to get someone where wild, Shorty Long lives in a part of my state where there is a great national forest to camp in. But most don't have the time to invest.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 04 Aug 2014 at 11:58pm
Thanks! The feeling is mutual regarding your kayaking trips.
Most of the countryside is either owned by private landowners or the National Trust over here and although we do have right to roam that doesn't mean you can just camp anywhere, you need permission from the landowner.
Its just as easy to access National Trust land as it is woodland for us guys, you don't have to drive for hours to get there (at least not around my neck of the woods) National Trust owned countryside is "carefully managed" and you have to pay for everything even parking your car is £6.50 the woods are free and deserted.
Campsites owned by the National Trust are usually a joyless affair with signs stating what you are not allowed to do and most private campsites are ran as a business with rows of caravans. I like to find friendly smallholders/hill farmers who are happy for you to use their land in return for a few pounds.


Posted By: Sardine
Date Posted: 12 Sep 2014 at 4:02pm
For this summer camping season my wife and I built a trailer from a kit that comes with a tent. This way you haul all your crap out to the forest then set up and you aren't on the ground:
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we had troubles similar to illumin8em when registering this thing, it ONLY took three trips to the DMV.

Once that was sorted out we were only able to take two trips this summer, but it was better than no trips. Here are some pics:
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Hope all of you were able to get out this summer!





Posted By: illumin8em
Date Posted: 12 Sep 2014 at 9:58pm
Yes, right on Sardine! Looked great fun. I really dig that trailer, I've thought of turning mine into a little popup as well. Where did you get that tent? I see you are a trout man, a lovely little female rainbow you've got there. Thanks for sharing.


Posted By: Double 0 Soul
Date Posted: 13 Sep 2014 at 12:12am
These photo's were a long time coming Sardine?  Well worth the wait though they look beautiful i particularly like the sun breaking through the trees. I had almost drawn a line under this years adventuring when it was down to 2C last week but things are looking up... Im just packing for another weekends Yomp.


Posted By: Sardine
Date Posted: 13 Sep 2014 at 6:35am
Originally posted by illumin8em illumin8em wrote:

Yes, right on Sardine! Looked great fun. I really dig that trailer, I've thought of turning mine into a little popup as well. Where did you get that tent? I see you are a trout man, a lovely little female rainbow you've got there. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks illumin8em! I put pictures 3,6 &7 in for the fly fishers among us. Pics 6 & 7 are actually on the Apache reservation, the tribe has some great small stream fishing there. The tent came with the kit for the trailer. We really should have taken some pics of us putting it together, but we didn't. We were originally thinking of building a utility trailer similar to yours, then turning it into a teardrop trailer, but we were afraid that we would run out of mechanical know how and never finish. 



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