First of all, thanks for your responses, I wasn't sure whether anyone would even dance to the threads tune.
My survival skills aren't anything special.
Living in a tent off rations, knocking up a shelter from foliage and living in it.
Map reading, landmark referencing, using a compass, knots.
That's not much but I'll share what little I have expecting whatever the other person has to share or nothing, it's all good.
Hunting wildlife and gutting an animal are my weak points, along with flora and fauna foraging.
Mechanical wizardry is another weakish-point.
By all means the thread can be for Yorkshire, Lancashire, Southerners etc.
But the main reason I did it for NW England was so if we want to organise a camping trip etc it'll mean we won't have to drive far to meet up.
As you all well know fuel and transport costs are sky high.
Having said that if someone from elsewhere fancies meeting up in the NW or vice versa then why not.
I know what you mean about a lack of survival minded people, on the Fylde coast there's none that I know in my town either.
They tend to be too busy or distracted. I don't fancy the solo rambo thing either.
Some have suggested that meeting up people you've never met before via the internet is a nuts thing. I disagree with that.
I've made some great friends through working and from the internet and rarely had a problem because of it.
We all seem fairly level heading Brits on here.
Good suggestions on the places so far. Near to me there's the -
- not bad, plenty of game and fresh water, shelter via the valley and forest. Centrally located for us all to meet.
Downside is it's near to a load of populated areas like manchester and valley towns. Which means every man and his dog will be there, place might
get a bit crowded. As far as travelling goes. 2 hours tops in a car main roads/motorway 5 hours back roads, 2 days on a bicycle. 4 days on foot.
Lake District - Elevated position, loads of valleys and remote spots to hide up in. I even know where some treasure is rumoured to be buried!
cities nearby and only a few villages, people are friendly near there too.
Good place for a major exped to learn/trade/pass skills etc
I know a very nice manor house we'd likely be welcome in (run by monks)
Downside is it's maybe far off for you guys in Yorkshire and the North East?
It's also often a place of wet weather (think perpetual rain) when the winds coming in from the N. Atlantic and Low pressure is overhead. This can
be a good thing for rain collection though.
I like the sound and look of your groove man.
Kielder, it's miles and miles away but looks to be an excellent choice for camping and shelter.
A biggie is there's nobody even living in the vicinity!
If all goes pete tong it's a good staging area for trudging north to meet up with our Scottish Brothers.
There's probably a castle or too in the area as I think it's in the Cheviot hills where they built loads of small ones.
The Moors are a good one too, aren't they a bit exposed and windswept though? Or is that me being a wuss?
Meets and RVs.
By the sounds of things we can all sort of make a rough idea of whereabouts would make the best RV/Hide zone and then narrow it down further.
For Obvious reasons the actual specifics on grid refs and locations should not be posted on this forum.
Dar Kumas excellent stronghold bridge may well of had the electricity ruined cause of exactly that.
Alternatively we could just say - right meeting on this date, all meet up in our cars, get the kit out and say 'This is the place man' we'll work a
hide / cache etc out as we explore around whatever area.
I'm no leader, more of a suggestioner/Advisor kinda guy I guess. So let's hear your thoughts on meets and camps etc.
We've got the summer upon us and fair weather, excellent time for getting and about.
What do you all think?
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