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TOPIC: TV, books and outdoors
#188175
Green Man

TV, books and outdoors 7 Months ago  
Since this website has threads about TV programmes, which I have no clue what's on, what's hot or not.

So I went to a second hand book shop and bought some dated books on bow hunting. Shame the UK banned the traditional use of the bow & arrow. Yet I practice in my garden and I must admit I still got it.

When I go to USA I have a friend with a beautiful land over there who will have my Fred Bear Kodiak bow & arrow ready for me.
 
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#188183
Barney

Re:TV, books and outdoors 7 Months ago  
Archery is as old as spear-throwing - and still a worldwide skill and sport.

Included in the Paralympics, but firepower contributed to the decline of the bow and arrow.

There's an archery club near you - nearer than the USA!


 
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#188188
Green Man

Re:TV, books and outdoors 7 Months ago  
Archery clubs are not my thing nothing wrong setting up a range in the garden. I would recommend anything written by Fred Bear, Barney.

In USA I have done legal boar hunting and stone me they make delicious sausages and bacon sandwiches.
 
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#188203
md

Re:TV, books and outdoors 7 Months ago  
One book I will never forget reading is Eugen Herrigel's "Zen in the Art of Archery".
 
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#188204
Green Man

Re:TV, books and outdoors 7 Months ago  
md wrote:
One book I will never forget reading is Eugen Herrigel's "Zen in the Art of Archery".

A very insightful read.
 
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#188205
Silent Minority

Re:TV, books and outdoors 7 Months ago  
Green Man wrote:
Archery clubs are not my thing nothing wrong setting up a range in the garden. I would recommend anything written by Fred Bear, Barney.

In USA I have done legal boar hunting and stone me they make delicious sausages and bacon sandwiches.


Used to eat wild boar in La Vajol,lots of Cotos in the area,fresh and tasty local game at very low prices as a result.
 
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#188215
Green Man

Re:TV, books and outdoors 7 Months ago  
Silent Minority wrote:
Green Man wrote:
Archery clubs are not my thing nothing wrong setting up a range in the garden. I would recommend anything written by Fred Bear, Barney.

In USA I have done legal boar hunting and stone me they make delicious sausages and bacon sandwiches.


Used to eat wild boar in La Vajol,lots of Cotos in the area,fresh and tasty local game at very low prices as a result.


Next time have it eggs and a glass of pure juice.
 
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#188220
Silent Minority

Re:TV, books and outdoors 7 Months ago  
Green Man wrote:
Silent Minority wrote:
Green Man wrote:
Archery clubs are not my thing nothing wrong setting up a range in the garden. I would recommend anything written by Fred Bear, Barney.

In USA I have done legal boar hunting and stone me they make delicious sausages and bacon sandwiches.


Used to eat wild boar in La Vajol,lots of Cotos in the area,fresh and tasty local game at very low prices as a result.


Next time have it eggs and a glass of pure juice.


I just had plastic tasting pork products with juice for breakfast!
More likely to get wild olliphant than boar in this jungle...but will seriously look into the egg and juice thing next time I cross the border that way...they do have their own hens,gorgeous eggs...the Catalans do those things so well.
 
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#188226
Green Man

Re:TV, books and outdoors 7 Months ago  
Ever considered hunting or eating crows, apparently it's better than duck.

Our carbon footprints must be something SM. Yes I recycle and any save by-products
are cooked throughly for the dog.

Even then I have to cook outdoors whenever possible.
 
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#188230
Barney

Re:TV, books and outdoors 7 Months ago  
Interesting thread - the outdoors, is the most significant for city dwellers.

The UK has so much; from the Western Isles, to Stonehenge - and the Lakes, Devon/Corwall etc.


On a more organised footing, the National Trust and English Heritage allows us to see thousands of properties.

From Osborne House, to Chatsworth, Ely, York Minster, Dartmouth Castle, Lulworth and so many.


Why go abroad at all - now the weather has improved?


 
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#188231
Silent Minority

Re:TV, books and outdoors 7 Months ago  
Green Man wrote:
Ever considered hunting or eating crows, apparently it's better than duck.

Our carbon footprints must be something SM. Yes I recycle and any save by-products
are cooked throughly for the dog.

Even then I have to cook outdoors whenever possible.


Eating outdoors is one of life's joys...I believe even the UK would be a good place for this now...four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie...and yes even the crows and ravens can make a tasty morsel if done slowly over an open fire...oh well coming up to midnight here...time for bed said....
 
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#188240
Re:TV, books and outdoors 7 Months ago  
Barney wrote:
Interesting thread - the outdoors, is the most significant for city dwellers.

The UK has so much; from the Western Isles, to Stonehenge - and the Lakes, Devon/Corwall etc.


On a more organised footing, the National Trust and English Heritage allows us to see thousands of properties.

From Osborne House, to Chatsworth, Ely, York Minster, Dartmouth Castle, Lulworth and so many.


Why go abroad at all - now the weather has improved?




No, National trust and English heritage allow THOSE WHO CAN AFFORD IT to see thousands of properties, and ruin it for everyone else!
 
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#188254
Barney

Re:TV, books and outdoors 7 Months ago  
Ruin it for everyone else - how!?

Both organisations are charities and all funds raised go to the upkeep of the historic properties.

Thousands of these interesting places are maintained for posterity, whilst similar ones just fall into disrepair in other countries.

As a nation, we can be proud of these organisations' work - and must appreciate that preservation and maintenance isn't free!


 
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#188256
Silent Minority

Re:TV, books and outdoors 7 Months ago  
honey!oh sugar sugar. wrote:
Barney wrote:
Interesting thread - the outdoors, is the most significant for city dwellers.

The UK has so much; from the Western Isles, to Stonehenge - and the Lakes, Devon/Corwall etc.


On a more organised footing, the National Trust and English Heritage allows us to see thousands of properties.

From Osborne House, to Chatsworth, Ely, York Minster, Dartmouth Castle, Lulworth and so many.


Why go abroad at all - now the weather has improved?




No, National trust and English heritage allow THOSE WHO CAN AFFORD IT to see thousands of properties, and ruin it for everyone else!


Going to many of these places in the holiday period can result in a horrible crowded experience.
It can be expensive,and can deter many who would appreciate them.
I'm lucky as I catch so many more historical places by travelling...Happy Easter Honey
 
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#188258
Barney

Re:TV, books and outdoors 7 Months ago  
Less than £1.50 a week isn't expensive - for the National Trust - with free car parking.

With hundreds of properties in every part of the UK - it is, admittedly, better to avoid bank holidays.

Over 5 million of us enjoy seeing where Disraeli, Churchill, Ann Boleyn, the Rothschilds and Kipling lived.


But each to their own: I happen to think these unique properties are some of our finest assets.

All have great facilities - including picnic areas, designated walks, restaurants etc.


 
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#188265
Green Man

Re:TV, books and outdoors 7 Months ago  
Barney wrote:
Ruin it for everyone else - how!?

Both organisations are charities and all funds raised go to the upkeep of the historic properties.

Thousands of these interesting places are maintained for posterity, whilst similar ones just fall into disrepair in other countries.

As a nation, we can be proud of these organisations' work - and must appreciate that preservation and maintenance isn't free!




Classic example is Stonehenge - what a rip off I felt. I was shovelled along by staff like a cow in a cattle market. I gave them some Irish backchat in return.

We are more than happy to have a UK coastal holiday in Summer, stay in a 3 star hotel go to a gig in town & sip on a nice chilled draft ale.

Then in Winter in November we head off to USA for a hunt.
 
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#188271
Silent Minority

Re:TV, books and outdoors 7 Months ago  
Green Man wrote:
Barney wrote:
Ruin it for everyone else - how!?

Both organisations are charities and all funds raised go to the upkeep of the historic properties.

Thousands of these interesting places are maintained for posterity, whilst similar ones just fall into disrepair in other countries.

As a nation, we can be proud of these organisations' work - and must appreciate that preservation and maintenance isn't free!




Classic example is Stonehenge - what a rip off I felt. I was shovelled along by staff like a cow in a cattle market. I gave them some Irish backchat in return.

We are more than happy to have a UK coastal holiday in Summer, stay in a 3 star hotel go to a gig in town & sip on a nice chilled draft ale.

Then in Winter in November we head off to USA for a hunt.


Good idea,and my informed beer drinking friend informs me craft ales are all the rage stateside....used to hunt in Turkey and Ukraine...doubt my eyes would be up for it now.
Hope you're enjoying the UK heatwave,we have one here too.
 
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#188272
Barney

Re:TV, books and outdoors 7 Months ago  
The fascinating thing about Stonehenge is - its secrets.

Around 3,000 years after it was built, nobody knows why.

Or by whom, or how. What purpose did it serve?

Few structures (anywhere) hold as many unanswered questions - in these days of technology.


 
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#193365
Green Man

Re:TV, books and outdoors 2 Weeks, 4 Days ago  
Silent Minority wrote:
Green Man wrote:
Barney wrote:
Ruin it for everyone else - how!?

Both organisations are charities and all funds raised go to the upkeep of the historic properties.

Thousands of these interesting places are maintained for posterity, whilst similar ones just fall into disrepair in other countries.

As a nation, we can be proud of these organisations' work - and must appreciate that preservation and maintenance isn't free!




Classic example is Stonehenge - what a rip off I felt. I was shovelled along by staff like a cow in a cattle market. I gave them some Irish backchat in return.

We are more than happy to have a UK coastal holiday in Summer, stay in a 3 star hotel go to a gig in town & sip on a nice chilled draft ale.

Then in Winter in November we head off to USA for a hunt.


Good idea,and my informed beer drinking friend informs me craft ales are all the rage stateside....used to hunt in Turkey and Ukraine...doubt my eyes would be up for it now.
Hope you're enjoying the UK heatwave,we have one here too.


Just left Long Island, many convenient stores stock Newcastle Brown Ale. It's mainly because many Brits, are over there and young people like strong alcohol.

There's also a pub called Canterbury Ales.

I have been invited to do a turkey shoot, not done it in years, so I keep you posted.
 
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