Following the "by" that was offered here are the scans of some evidence that I have previously fulfilled the "Navigate to a place you have not been to before " requirement
My first 2 books on walking in West Wales
My third book on walking in West Wales plus my Mountain leader recomendation (see how long I have been in the game!)
Certs for leading a couple of my many expeditions in Africa and other countries
and a couple of photos of other trips that involved serios nav....
My pal Greg on a trip we took up the Preseli Hills searching for WW2 aircraft wrecks
Our bivvis by historic slate mines
The second day was thick fog - boy did nav come in then!
Mountain Trekking in Croatia
Trekking in the Cederberg Wilderness in South Africa
Treking in Thailand
When possible I will try and get a nav tutorial up for the site!
This is a great challenge! I look forward to it big time I only ask that I can Scream at myself kick dirt on my Fires and have a possible visit from the little black rain cloud then make myself do pushups on the smokey side of the fires...Thanks Iz lol
MAN IN THE CREEK!!!...GO!
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Never one to make life easy for myself I decided to combine the making 3 splitwood fires with making a splitwood fire in the rain!
I used some ash, split with a small hatchet and the Helle/Les Stroud Temagami knife, storing the prepped wood under my Ventile smock to keep it dry.
I positioned the fires under a good thick bit of tree canopy to help keep off the rain – but just got bigger drops of rain falling on the fires!
Eventually I got the fires going using a fire steel on some of he finest of feather curls I had prepared and once all three were burning well I combined them into one big fire, brewed up a mug of coffee and relaxed while the fire burned out.
It certainly proved a tough little challenge – first to find a suitable bit of drywood in my soaking woods, then to keep it (and myself!) dry as I prepared it and then getting it all going with a firesteel in the rain….and reviving each little fire as the blobs of rain off the trees tried to put em out again!
It seemed that just as they were all going well then one would get a dousing and need a bit of TLC!
Still – it all worked in the end!
Not many pictures as I was trying to keep my camera dry!
"The coward believes he will live forever If he holds back in the battle, But in old age he shall have no peace Though spears have spared his limbs ." - Havamal
You're a go on your land nav.
I gotta say though it doesn't look like it's raining in your pics. It looks like it had been raining but not raining at the time. I'm not calling you a liar at all so don't get excited. I just need to confirm that it was actually raining at the time you built the fires. You tell me that straight up and it's a go.
I have done too many solo nights out to count!
On my little spot in the local woods - where I have sole user rights - I have a little bushcraft home from home.
I built a table and chairs
and a fire place
and I go up there whenever I can
My normal pitch
Not the heaviest of rain I will admit and the trees gave pretty good shelter - but dropped big plodges of water just where and when I did not want them!
I got pretty damp as I was using my jacket to shelter the prepped wood and I found it all a lot harder than normal...