muddy wild camping

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  1. Laci Ihasz

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    we went for an other wild camping trip to wales, same place actually where we were last year.

    the weather changed a lot and very quickly. from the morning cold to the afternoon mild to the freezing night we had more like an autumn type of weather than a winter one.
    and the biggest challenge was the mud! it actually made us to move camp after the first day. ground sleeping was very difficult. mud went everywhere and it was hard to keep our stuff clean and not get mud all over our sleeping kit.
    i was wishing for a colder weather! but daytime temperature was around 4 C degrees.
    after we moved camp we did find a better spot. and the camping was lot more enjoyable. it was a god lesson tho about how to choose a good spot.
    second day as we didn't have to battle the mud:) we had some time for more bushcrafty things as well. practiced some fire making.
    all in all it was a great weekend i enjoyed it a lot. i also made a video about it, if any of u want to watch it.

     
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    Thanks for taking us along!
     
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    Cool trip! Mud is always a hassle. We have a mud here in the lowlands that is like clay and clumps up on your boots adding pounds of weight. Then it dries hard like ceramic/glass, stains everything it touches, I feel your pain!

    If it's muddy I usually make a floor for my shelter with pine/spruce boughs or bunches of tall grass tied together to make a crude mat. Beats waking up to muddy gear/kit :dblthumb:
     
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    Great video really enjoyed, nice editing that made it really easy to follow. Looked like a awesome outing, too bad for the mud at first. Loved the fire torch, have been noticing them at the big box stores here, 4 chainsaw cuts in a log and charge $15.00 US. Thanks for taking us along and look forward to watching another great video. :dblthumb::35:
     
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    Forgot to ask, isn't "wild camping" when you camp in a place that isn't an established campsite? Seen the term a time or two but never really heard it used on this side of the pond.
     
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    It is yes. But in the uk it is a bit tricky. As wild camping is illegal.
    This forest is on a privet land wich also has a campsite for tent and caravan campers. But the woodland is for wild campers it has nothing like a regular campsite has. It just a forest where u can wildcamp with the owners permission.
     
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    Thanks for having us along,,,
     
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    Great video. Looks like an awesome trip, despite the mud. Subbed you on YouTube so I don't miss your future adventures. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Very cool, thanks for posting.
     

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