Monday, 24 February 2014

Woodlife Trails weekend




The rather fine weather this weekend just gone was boding well for a good weekend in Hatfield Forest with Woodlife Trails. The warreners course couldn't happen because of the previously wet weather had made certain areas unusable for the course.I went for the DD tarp M and slung a hammock and underblanket in there too.


The weekend was used for some modular work with those doing the Woodlife Trails diploma and so on as well as taking a guy called mark (who had been sent Woodlife Trails' way via a well known professional bushcraft instructor). He had come for some tracking instruction before heading out to Brazil for six months to study for a PhD. The team also acted out a medical emergency scenario for training purposes. Well acted Rob!


Shortly after lunch Richard started prepping a Muntjac carcass which was going to end up slow cooked. He started skinnig it and let any other interested individuals have a go too. Griggers is pictured here.






This slowly cooked for around six hours and sadly the light levels demanded that I had to use a flash (which didn't do the colour any favours) but this was a very satisfying Crusader cup full. I've got a bit of a 'lame game' palette but this was mighty fine. 


Breakfast for me was a fruit bannock (they have to be my favourite campfire fare) and a sachet of coffee. I like coffee and these sachets are good with my choice being this one. The day before, Pablo let Mark head out with a trail cam and he is pictured here reviewing the results.


Kit and the chute were then stashed to beat the possibility of rain (we did, us 1 rain 0). Pablo finished by doing some module signing off before spending more time with Mark. 




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