We arrived at Duke’s Covert Campsite at 9.00 on Saturday. Everyone arrived in good spirit although it was a shame the weather wasn’t as nice, but that wasn’t going to stop us. The explorers began by unloading the trailer and putting up tents, so that the real fun could begin. Most of our food throughout the weekend was cooked on a fire, so we all went collecting wood. Some of us even had a go at some axe and saw skills, to cut down the larger pieces.
Later, we spoke to some bushcraft leaders that were also on site that day. We also met some bushcraft students that had been perfecting their shelters over several weeks, whilst learning various different skills to help them when they stay overnight in the winter, with the bare necessities to survive.
We then went back to our own camp, and began to make lunch. By this point, the weather had brightened up a bit and the fire was going strong. For lunch, we made pitta pizzas, made with various different fillings, then wrapped in foil and placed on the fire. Most were a success despite one or two being a little on the burnt side.
Then most explorers had a go on the rope swing, which, other than the odd slip, was great fun. Some explorers, decided to put up hammocks, so that they could sleep under the stars. Although few actually followed through, with Jonathan being the only one to spend the whole night and Ben almost made it the whole night but went back into his tent.
Louie October 30th, 2015
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