Wild Camping Self Sufficiency Experiment

Discussion in 'Holidays, Trips Campsites' started by PIE, May 15, 2014.

  1. PIE

    PIE

    In the pub me and me mate decided to take to the Shropshire hills in me van and see how little money we could spend.
    Not a good start tracks like a river
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    Got the farmers permission to pitch up and fish the river
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    Dog not impressed with weather conditions
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    Managed to catch enough for two men and a dog
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    Managed to trade beer for fish at the pub in the next village, weather picked up as well.
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    Complete with Shropshire traffic calming



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  2. PIE

    PIE

    Arranged to swap crayfish for beer and food plus camping outside the pub next night

    Delivered, managed to get a bucket full, enough for 2x baskets of scampi chips and a couple of pints
    Then plan came unstuck and we bought a load more beer and whisky

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    Pitch outside the pub
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    Woke up with a hangover but managed to catch a couple more fish to take home, bar the weakness that lead to buying a load of beer it was a success and a good time was had by all.
     
  3. nice one, camping by the river sounds just great :thumbsup:
     
  4. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    Heaven on earth Dave.

    How did you catch the crayfish?
     
  5. PIE

    PIE

    Cut the heads and tails ect off the fish we caught and chucked three traps in overnight
     
  6. PIE

    PIE

    We have tried bacon, dog food and all sorts in the past with hardly any luck, trout heads is the way foreword
     
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  7. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    Are the traps like small lobster pots?
     
  8. PIE

    PIE

    Yea flat pack plastic with like a funnel at each end
     
  9. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    I love crayfish in pasta sauce.

    Well done on trading them for beer and food. Brill trip.
     
  10. PIE

    PIE

    That pub is well worth a visit and not far from you, its called the Bridges at Rattlinghope, The landlord is a great guy.
    We met a farmer called Phil who runs his own music festival based around the pub, its called Farmer Phils Festival of all things!!
     
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