Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy new year

Happy new year to one and all, here's hoping that 2009 turns out to be a good year.

Monday, 22 December 2008

Seasons Greetings


Season greetings to one an all


The picture above was drawn by my daughter and was the winner in a competition in her School.

The prize was to have the image on all the Christmas card that the School send out; so this ended up on nearly 1000 cards!

Well Done; Bex

Friday, 12 December 2008

How to S**t in the Woods

There has been some discussion over the past week or so about outdoor bloggers using video on their blogs.

Personally I'm happier using video than the written word. For me writing is a chore; it can take me quite a while to compose a piece for the blog, sometimes so long that I end up not posting it because it has taken so long; I have moved on to a different subject.

Another reason is that I have to have the spelling checked and this means more time lost. In fact this post has been days in the making.

I have always like playing around with film is some manner, be it old super 8 cinefilm to early VHS/Beatmax tape to the latest Mp4 cameras.

So for me video is an easier way of adding content to the blog, it's still the same old stuff, just presented in a different way.

Over the next year I expect to see a lot more video content appearing on the various blogs; how many will stay with it is unknown, some may find that the time and effort in editing and uploading to YouTube is more time consuming than writing a post, some with embracing it and help to move the genre on.

It looks like in the coming months; video Vs the word, with become the new tents Vs tarps.

I'm quite looking forward to the new batch of vloggers

One way that I believe video can beat the written word is when to comes to demonstrating either an idea, item or a technique.

The video below shows how to deal with a subject that a lot of people would shy away from, the video shows the humourous side of s**tting in the woods.

Although the written word could describe the techniques I don't think to could bring the homour.

Video 1 Written 0


Sunday, 7 December 2008


I'm not very technically minded especially when it comes to the internet; yes I can write an email, add video's to Youtube, post to this blog but when it comes to the actual works of how it all works I`m clueless.

So if you are viewing this in either Firefox (which everyone should use) or Netscape's browser then everything is probably fine but if you are viewing in Internet Explorer then this blog looks terrible.

I don't know what it looks like in either Opera or Safari but it should be O.K. Now I don't know when it went all wrong in I.E as I very rarely use it but I seem to remember it was O.K. a month or so back.

I am trying to get things sorted out over on the bloggers help group but that can take some time; so if you are reading this in I.E, it will look uck!!! so maybe better to move over to Firefox.


Thursday, 4 December 2008

Bush Cooker

You can never have enough stoves; or at least that's what Darren said

So here's a look at the Bush Cooker from over on