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08-04-2008, 08:52   #91
 
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Sorry I missed it. It sounded like fun. It is a bit of a drive to come from South Kerry for an overnight.
This weekend the wife and I looked at Kilarney National Park for overnight options. There are some areas that are off the beaten path. I don't know if the park rangers would like a bunch of people practicing survival skills, but if the group was small enough.......
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Shame i couldn't attend, Crone is a bit far for me outside the summer. Making a club sounds a real good idea, to get something regular going.


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Sorry I missed it. It sounded like fun. It is a bit of a drive to come from South Kerry for an overnight.
This weekend the wife and I looked at Kilarney National Park for overnight options. There are some areas that are off the beaten path. I don't know if the park rangers would like a bunch of people practicing survival skills, but if the group was small enough.......
Killarney would also be a bit easier for me to get out to.
Officially camping isn't really allowed but I doubt they would mind if it’s only a small group.
I certainly didn't have any trouble when I camped there.
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Hi, I would defenetely be up for this. I wont have free time until I finish college for the summer but after that I would love to take part, and I have a friend too that would be interested. We sometimes bushcraft in a Coillte forest near Navan while playing Airsoft. Though it doesn't have an adundance of food there. I may not be educated on Bushcraft but I am educated to learn.

Keep us posted on the next meetup!
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Hi Guys,

Sorry i havent updated you if you were watching the thread. Myself and cruelsetanta have been plugging away at getting things organised for this weekend. Unfortunately we hit one or two administrative snags that has delayed the trip. We are working on the solution and hope to get the thing back on track soon. I will update you all again when we have more information and dates of interest
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I'd be very interested in this if it was going on anywhere around the Galway/Mayo area. Sounds like an amazing idea.

It has gotten me thinking about setting up a bushcraft club in college next semester.
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Hi Trailblazer,

I’m not out to be unsupportive to any school teaching the ways of “Bushcraft” it’s just frank was very deceiving in his post, it just didn’t sit right with me. If he had set up his own tread an told all (and there is a lot if interest in this ) about his school then I would have been very supportive and probably book just to see what was on offer over here as were all aware that there not many teaching this skill.

I’m quite like your self and others, I’ve been on a couple of courses in UK in mid nineties, and I totally agree with what Deep Forest said (don’t full understand why he was banned). I’m not a begrudger !!!!
It’s just my opinion on this particular person and how he acted. I just think he should of been straight with us in this forum.

Much respect back to you and hope to meet up and share the knowledge.

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I think we should lay off Frank5446

1. That user cant post to defend themselves and we cant be certain it is Frank.

2. Sending crapbag a PM is not the same as posting on the forum.

3. We dont know what that persons situation is. As far as I am concerned that person has achieved what this thread has failed to achieve.

Excluding any part of the bushcraft market would biased and unfair.

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Hi guys,

Sorry for not updating for a bit but ive been busy with exams. Good news, our club has been approved by the MCI for associate membership, meaning we will be able to run club meet ups really soon. The condition is that our members are also members of the Mountaineering Council of Ireland. So if you wish to be a member of the club you will more than likely have to be a member of the MCI, however i will be discussing a work around with the MCI if they are open to it. This is a good step forward in my opinion and I will update you soon with our first proper club meeting. This has taken a while to get moving and im hoping that we have jumped most of the hoops so watch this space
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Sorry for not updating for a bit but ive been busy with exams. Good news, our club has been approved by the MCI for associate membership, meaning we will be able to run club meet ups really soon. The condition is that our members are also members of the Mountaineering Council of Ireland. So if you wish to be a member of the club you will more than likely have to be a member of the MCI, however i will be discussing a work around with the MCI if they are open to it. This is a good step forward in my opinion and I will update you soon with our first proper club meeting. This has taken a while to get moving and im hoping that we have jumped most of the hoops so watch this space
Thats excellent news, cant wait to hear more and go on the first offical meet
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Sorry for not updating for a bit but ive been busy with exams. Good news, our club has been approved by the MCI for associate membership, meaning we will be able to run club meet ups really soon. The condition is that our members are also members of the Mountaineering Council of Ireland. So if you wish to be a member of the club you will more than likely have to be a member of the MCI, however i will be discussing a work around with the MCI if they are open to it. This is a good step forward in my opinion and I will update you soon with our first proper club meeting. This has taken a while to get moving and im hoping that we have jumped most of the hoops so watch this space
Congratulations Crapbag, That's very good news. It's also sound business for the MCI. I have edited my above post, but I have to ask does that make MCI persons members of the club or is it a club with membership starting on this forum.
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Congratulations Crapbag, That's very good news. It's also sound business for the MCI. I have edited my above post, but I have to ask does that make MCI persons members of the club or is it a club with membership starting on this forum.
Thanks. Im not entirely sure what you are asking there. MCI members do not automatically become club members. Someone who wants to join the club must be a member of the MCI. The reason I wanted to do it through the MCI is mainly for insurance reasons. However if we as a club are associated with the MCI, it also means that when we deal with land usage or legislative issues, we have a recognised name to be assoicated with. The club must adhere to some of the policies of the MCI but from my understanding, alot of the ideals are at the heart of Bushcraft anyway, such as environmental issues and conservation.

I think that being associated with the MCI is a highly positive thing and it looks to be the first formal club set up in the country. If you are interested in joining, it would cost you the registration fee of the MCI which is about 30 euros. I would hold off registering until we have a date set for our first meeting which im hoping to organise early next month. I just need to Iron out some things with the MCI and Coillte.

Just a word of warning to those interested. We will not be involved in Bear Grylls style survival. Bushcraft is a very different concept and is related more so to primative living and subsistance living off the land. I also am interested in emergency survival techniques but this is not the purpose of the club. If you are interested in this area, there are courses available and those willing to teach them.
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Just a word of warning to those interested. We will not be involved in Bear Grylls style survival. Bushcraft is a very different concept and is related more so to primative living and subsistance living off the land. I also am interested in emergency survival techniques but this is not the purpose of the club. If you are interested in this area, there are courses available and those willing to teach them.
No warning required.

SAS survival and bushcraft and the outdoors have much in common but Bushcraft as a recreational hobby and as a particular club would be quite a different experience in my opinion and from my perspective. I dont think many would imagine that bushcraft involves running down steep mountain ravines and following rivers to local civilisations.


(Just checking out MCI, I havent seen bushcraft on their clubs site just yet.)
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Hi,

I am interested in bushcraft skills and some of us here in Kerry are putting together a skills group that meets once in awhile to practice. We are going tracking rabbits this morning.

I have just moved here from Canada and don't know if there are wild places here in Ireland where a small group could go for an overnight survival trip.

Over the past ten years, I have attended survival courses offered by Tom Brown jr, and Jon Young in the US. I wonder how hard it would be to apply these skills to Ireland?
Great to find someone else who knows 'Young Jonny Young'!

My Dad has been a friend of his since the mid 80's in NJ.

Do you also know John Galagher who works with him?
I went camping with him and showed him the Irish flora and fauna when he was here for a year in the mid 1990's. Also, taught him a few tracking skills aswell.

Would love to get back into the whole 'back country' stuff.

#Side note# Probably the best book on the subject is "SAS Survival Handbook" by John 'Lofty' Wiseman.

I also did one of their weekends in Wales a few years ago. We mostly just walked for miles and miles....
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Yes, I do know John Gallagher quite well. I have heard about his stay in Ireland a few years back. He said that he hung out with Liam O'Maonlie and some other musicians. What a year that would be! He is now an acupuncturist in Washington state.

Did your dad know Jon Young in NJ? Jon has been talking about coming to Ireland for awhile now. It may not be this summer, but hopefully soon.

Great to hear from you. Thanks for the info on the Wiseman book.

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I hear Jon Young is in California these days. Dad knew him very well. Often went on day trips with him and the kids. Jon even tried teaching him the banjo, which has gone down in folklore...!

I got back in touch with John Galagher a few months ago. Married with kids...

Next time you're talking with him, say you've 'met' the 'Little Beggarman's son', and see what he says!

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Yes, I do know John Gallagher quite well. I have heard about his stay in Ireland a few years back. He said that he hung out with Liam O'Maonlie and some other musicians. What a year that would be! He is now an acupuncturist in Washington state.

Did your dad know Jon Young in NJ? Jon has been talking about coming to Ireland for awhile now. It may not be this summer, but hopefully soon.

Great to hear from you. Thanks for the info on the Wiseman book.

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Hey Guys,

We are finally set to go. The Bushclub club is up and running and we are doing our first weekend this weekend the 14th/15th. I know this may be slightly late notice but Coillte have only confirmed it ok today. We are insured through the MCI and will operating in Krone Valley forest Wicklow with a permit from Coillte. If you are interested in coming please PM me. You may have to be a member of the MCI to come but PM anyway if you are interested as I can try arrange something with the MCI. We will be taking up to 10 people and 3 slots are already filled. So if you are interested, its first come first served basis. It would be nice if you have some bushcraft experience to share but not neccessary.

This could be the first formal Bushcraft club in the country and the first meeting of the club. If you want to get involved in the club but arent available this weekend, dont hesitate to contact me.
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