I will get straight to the questions I have if anyone can help me out thanks...
Quick summary -
I am getting fed up working a 9-5 job for the last 10 or so years only living to scrape by. I spend my time working all week and partying all weekend.
It's been fun and I have had many great experiences. But for the last few years I have fallen into drugs and drink heavily this is followed by lots of
debt. Feeling up and down all the time. My life style has exhausted me I think. I do have a loving family and partner and a couple cute ass little
dogs! But for a while now I need to experience solitude. I want to isolate myself and enjoy being back to nature again thriving off the land not
having to worry about the stresses of everyday life, not having to get up early for work everyday! Lol. But I guess this gives you an idea why I want
to do it so here goes.
P.S I know this wont be a walk in the park and this is the reason why I am here...
1. I am planning, to begin in January, to head of to the North of Scotland to "Bug Out" and do a bit of wild camping. Where abouts?? I am not actually
sure yet. Any suggestions? If winter is still heavy at this point I will maybe leave it until a little later until the winter is dropping off. Just
definitely not during the midst of winter...
2. Hunting in the wild and the laws? Seeing as I wanna go somewhere really isolated anyway I don't think this would be an issue however would still
like to know the law in Scotland for hunting rabbits and pheasants? I know a permit is needed for larger game like deer yeah?
3. Weapons while camping and the laws? A mercury 2.2 air rifle with scope, Hunting knife (Blade 5 inches) is what I have plus general pocket knives
also with the multi tools.
4. I need a good guide to foraging up north for berries and such as well as leaves and plant life I could use for medicinal uses and maybe eating as
5. Tree's... for fire wood which are best to use (I use always scrape together lots of any type of wood lying about.) Chopping trees down... is it
illegal? Agin I will be isolated anyway but just want to know.
This is all I can think of just now but feel free to add to help me out as I am sure there is questions I havent thought about and would like to know
as much as I can about wild camping.
My last question would be have any of you done it yourself??? If so how long did you do it for and what was your experience like (Only answer this if
it relates to the north of Scotland thanks.)
On my fitness... and experience
Thanks for the quick replies guys!
I need to add that I do have experience camping for a few years now, normally only a weekend here and there each month. I know what the climate can
be like however I have only ever been a little further than Fort William.
From NOW until the date I pack to leave I will be camping every weekend to "prepare" and practice all my said skills.
I know it would be stupid to go into this blind.
Do not get me wrong I may drink and take drugs however I am in immaculate condition physically I would say (My organs on the other hand... Are
probably not in the best shape). I am a body builder (12 stone.) I have been training for 15 years. I can run 4 miles in 32 minutes. I do aerobic
training as in boxing and BJJ and a few other mixed martial arts. I do hill walking with heavy loads.
I do sound like I am blowing my own trumpet here and I do not mean to I just want to give you an idea of my conditioning levels.
I have been through the mental struggle cutting and having little to food. I know how hard it can be that way but out in the wild I imagine it would
be a totally different story.
I am aware that still out in the wild these attributes would not help a lot without the appropriate experience.
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