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    New Tarp and first solo over night

    Just got my new camo tarp from DD Hammocks. Been itching to get out and use it. Had a 2 night camp planned this weekend but a good dose of man flu the week before put the kibosh on it but by the end of the week I felt well enough to try an overnighter. So got my kit together and and headed out to the local wood on my own.






    Once I got my hammock and tarp set up, it was time to get a fire going to cook my tea. There is plenty of dead wood around so only took a few minutes to get some together and get the fire going. Built a little wood reflector to hide the fire from the road and to keep me a bit warmer.



    Tea was "Look what we found" chile and it was very good, for pudding I had an army issue ration pack Treacle Sponge, bit too sweet for my liking.

    Had a good nights sleep and woke up to bird song and the sound of a woodpecker. Got up and got the fire going again to make breakfast. Whilst waiting for the water to boil for my coffee had some more bits out of the ration pack, oatmeal block with yeast extract spread on it. Not bad at all. Once I had a cup of coffee, I got the packet of sausage, beans and omelette heated up.

    After breakfast I got packed up and headed home. Had a nice overnighter and was an interesting experience camping out on my own.
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    Sounds like a nice quiet overnight trip. Glad you enjoyed it.
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    Congrats. Interesting camo pattern.
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    Great report and cool tarp. The pattern kind of reminds me of those pictures... stare at them long enough, let your eyes relax and then this other image appears...
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    Another Englishman. Excellent.

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    Is that one of those "Minds Eye" patterns on the tarp? What do you see in it after you stare at it for a few minutes?
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    Thanks for the report and pictures. Nice shot of the tarp.
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