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Subject Topic: Squirreling in December
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Message posted by heath63 on 11/12/2013 at 9:23pm
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   I was just imagining all of us lying on our stomaches, looking for dips.

Muckers, I was wondering if, any one said claims on the tent.

Heath63

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Message posted by Mucker1884 on 11/12/2013 at 10:34pm
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Last I heard, the site owner was going to put it with other abandoned tents, that he keeps in a barn, in case anyone needs an emergency tent, or more likely, wants replacement poles etc.
Apparently, this isn't the first time he's found tents abandoned on his site, and not all because of weather/damage. It seems some try it, don't like it, and erm, well, quite clearly, they just f**k off home!!!

Last year, (and I saw this with my own disbelieving eyes) someone left a perfectly good tent, with a dining table and chairs... and I don't mean camping dining table and chairs, I mean mahogany dining table and upholstered chairs!!! My guess was marital discord!
(That still doesn't explain the proper dining furniture being there in the first place, though! )

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Message posted by jelboy53 on 12/12/2013 at 5:37am
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I think when newbies come to this hobby of ours they come with preconceived ideas that they will be camping in an endless warm sunshine where it doesn't rain and the temps don't dip during the night etc..etc..etc.

We on here add to this perception what with our "Best View" and "One picture from this year" threads...And as good and enjoyable as they are...they don't always give a true idea of what can and sometimes happens on some of our trips...

Pictures like Jim's should act as a warning to all of us as to what can happen...Granted it was the start of December and Jim's only grouch was that it wasn't cold enough or snowing...And we all know there's no way last weeks experience will have put Jim off his winter trips he will be off again in a few weeks time...

Having said all that...In this past year or so I have sat up in Glencoe(and other sites) early/late in the year in some wild hairy weather with people I know and strangers alike....And I don't think I have heard anyone of them complain or moan about the weather or any mishaps caused by it...Folk have just adapted to whats happening around them and got on with it and enjoyed what was left of their time away...

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Message posted by heath63 on 12/12/2013 at 9:10am
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Well said Jelboy, I may have poked a little fun at the predicament of Jimcalls situations.
His photo does high light theproblems to newbies, how important it is to observe the lay,of the ground, not forgetting muckers.

That is Why I like to paint the worse scenario on how bad it canbe. As I have experience. To show what newbies can expect.
Sometimes it doesn't help, when people say their Isn't such as bad weather, it's wrong clothes.    That does not help.
It is the experience of it raining 24/7 stuck in a tent, trying to enterain children and trying to dry clothes and boots if.campsites do not provides a drying room. As we know causes problems in tents.Heath63


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5/8th March: Hardhurst.
14/16th March: Llyn Rhys.
June: Ireland.
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Message posted by krazykamper on 12/12/2013 at 6:30pm
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Quote: Originally posted by armchaircamper on 11/12/2013
You could find yourself marooned on a little island with nothing but a tarp, a campfire and a bottle of whisky, the melancholy strains of a lone moothie drifting across to the mainland! Your beard would grow down to your feet and a legend would build up around the Lost Camper of Glencoe! The Clachaig musicians would remember you in their songs, and Jel would be there with his stories. 'Aye, I knew him well. Many's the good time we had around the fire but he pitched there once too often.' And then an expedition would be planned to sail across and investigate the rumours that there was a hoard of whisky buried under a tree which could only be reached at midnight on the stroke of New Year. Linger longer than an hour and the L C of G would appear with the moonlight glinting off his axe!



This wee story fair lit up my lemon armchair! What a hoot
   You need to branch out into writing books.

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2014 Trips

January - Red Squirrel
February - Gimme Shelter
April - Nydie & Blair Castle
May - Scone & Knoydart
June - Keswick Beer Festival & Comrie Croft
July - Witches Craig & Scone & Foresterseat
August - The Clink & Boe Rigg
September - Gimme Shelter

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