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#50979 - 15/09/09 07:22 PM Re: wild camping ! [Re: Lozsing]
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LOL just noticed the times of the last 3 posts
who the hell is awake and online at 06:00

you guys are keen
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#50981 - 15/09/09 08:02 PM Re: wild camping ! [Re: markydrive]
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6am .... the best part of the day .... everywhere is quiet and no one disturbs the peace and quiet. When I went wild camping in Canna and Jura I was out by 4am. and on top of the Paps by 6am. Give it a try sometime ... you wont regret it!!!! ps Don't wake your wife otherwise everything I said is null and void!

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#50982 - 15/09/09 08:16 PM Re: wild camping ! [Re: slowcoach]
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LOL
when out on a walk i can understand it
last year my son and i were camping in north devon
and had the fire going and cooking breakfast by 05:00
was fantastic...
but that time of the morning is a swear word in a working week

my alarm dont go off till 07:30
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#50984 - 15/09/09 09:35 PM Re: wild camping ! [Re: markydrive]
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Work? I used to do that once .... it's overrated .... have nothing to do with it!

By 7:30am, with a clear road, I can be in Upper Teesdale.

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#50985 - 15/09/09 09:45 PM Re: wild camping ! [Re: slowcoach]
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Originally Posted By: slowcoach
"the YHA never used to allow anyone to arrive by car."

Unless you actually arrived by car .... in which the rule was ignored!!!!!! I was never turned away during my hostelling days, although once (at Garth) I was reminded about the rule .......... and then it was ignored!




My earliest YHA Handbook, the 1970 issue, devotes a full half page to "YHA and the Motorist", too lengthy to quote in full on here but it includes "If you are one of the small minority who are tempted to 'try it on' and use hostels when touring entirely by car, you will not be surprised if the warden withholds your membership card."

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#50986 - 15/09/09 09:51 PM Re: wild camping ! [Re: markydrive]
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Originally Posted By: markydrive
LOL just noticed the times of the last 3 posts
who the hell is awake and online at 06:00

you guys are keen


Early morning is the best part of the day and 6am is just before I leave for work.

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#50987 - 15/09/09 10:15 PM Re: wild camping ! [Re: Lounge Lizard]
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returning to topic for a second, has anyone slept under a simple tarp strung between to trees the way Ray Mears tends to do?
thought about treeting myself to one and giving it a go...
would be a hell of a lot lighter then a tent to cary around...
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#50988 - 15/09/09 10:21 PM Re: wild camping ! [Re: markydrive]
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My 7 guineas life membership dates from 1963. I have youth hostelled all over Britain and not once was I refused a bed because of my ancient Ford Anglia. Perhaps they took pity on me and thought that it wouldn't get me any further. Yes, I know that motorised transport was officially forbidden, but no warden ever, in my experience, enforced the rule.

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#50989 - 15/09/09 11:22 PM Re: wild camping ! [Re: markydrive]
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Originally Posted By: markydrive
returning to topic for a second, has anyone slept under a simple tarp strung between to trees the way Ray Mears tends to do?
thought about treeting myself to one and giving it a go...
would be a hell of a lot lighter then a tent to cary around...


Done that a couple of times with varied degrees of comfort!
Ok when temps, wind/rain conditions are reasonable, but found it not too flash otherwise. I now always haul my small one man 'tunnel' tent. One of the big advantages of that I find, is that in cold weather it's surprising how marked the difference is in temps once you have some sealed 'walls' around you! (you can also make gear/food/you less accessible to various wildlife!)
Also more versatile in that you can pitch a small tent anywhere there is body space.
A simple tarp would certainly be lighter though, so not a bad idea if the conditions are right.

Re' rising early on a hike. That's what I like to do. Surprising the mileage that can be comfortably made when the day is fresh and before temps rise. Besides the fact that when hiking I'm usually horizontal by darkness, so first light sees me ready to roll anyhow. I think maybe that is one of the reasons a hike 'recharges' my batteries - getting back to the natural rhythm of night and day. smile
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#50990 - 16/09/09 12:00 AM Re: wild camping ! [Re: Geo]
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Geo
just noticed your location.
is Oamaru north or south island?
my big bruv (originaly London UK) now lives in dunedin (south)
that anywhere nere you?
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