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#151 OFFLINE   DodgeRover

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Posted Yesterday, 09:01 PM

Tbh poundland sell packs of lighters, far less messing in a get warm or freeze situation.

#152 OFFLINE   JoeyEunos

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Posted Yesterday, 09:16 PM

Literally just picked up on this thread, phrases like "Bollocks like an elephant" or "Brass ring-piece" spring to mind!

 

I'm truly in awe of you for having the confidence to get stuck in and go. I'd lack the backbone to ever even get myself started on an adventure of this calibre but your pictures show that you've got 'form' for it and know what you're doing.

 

At the risk of echoing the exact same stuff others have said, start a go fund me page and write a blog capturing memoirs of your travels/experiences as you go. I'd happily pledge some cash to be kept up to date of your exploits as would others, I'm sure many people outside of AutoShite world would too. You could pretty much be penning a modern day answer to Kerouac's 'On The Road'... It would provide a welcome antidote to the wall to wall reality television/Netfix drama's that my wife subjects me to on a daily basis and would make for some great reading.


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#153 OFFLINE   Bucketeer

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Posted Today, 12:40 AM

I've banged on about it before but in my 'previous life' I had only ever been abroad once, and that was a lad's holiday to Spain on my 18th birthday. I worked solid without a holiday until I was 36 at which point I decided that instead of watching documentaries and reading books about cool places I should just go and actually see and experience them. That lead to six fabulous (and sometimes miserable) years of traveling, mostly on foot, including a couple of years living in Bulgaria and the best part of a year traveling through France on £300. I was a complete novice/idiot when I set off (and still am in many ways) but I managed to deal with everything that arose and wouldn't change that time for anything. I'm now 43 years old and unfit and unprepared (just the way I like it) and if I can do this shit then anyone can.
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#154 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted Today, 02:48 AM

Doing this kind of shit is not the problem. Wanting to do it is.


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Posted Today, 08:34 AM

Do you still own a small bit of Bulgaria?


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Posted Today, 08:38 AM

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Posted Today, 08:39 AM

Tbh poundland sell packs of lighters, far less messing in a get warm or freeze situation.

The Lidl ones are better quality. I think £1 for 3.



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Posted Today, 08:46 AM

Do you still own a small bit of Bulgaria?

Yes I do.
This was spring 2017 and the last time I saw my 'house'.

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Edit - That picture may just look like two walls and nothing else. That's because it is two walls and nothing else. To get an idea of layout, the chainsaw is in the middle of the kitchen floor and the photo was taken whilst stood in the guest suite.
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#159 ONLINE   The Moog

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Posted Today, 12:25 PM

Sf20?
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Posted Today, 12:50 PM

^^^^ Sounds good to me. Everyone bring building materials, tools and dirt bikes/ropes and crampons to get up the mountain.
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Posted Today, 01:58 PM

A bit more tent reminiscing.
I bloody love my tent. We've been through a lot together. It was strange going from owning loads of crap I'll never use to only having what would fit in my rucksack. It was massively liberating, but also meant I became very attached to the few things I had. The tent is a bit faded now and has a couple of little holes in the floor but is otherwise still perfect and will hopefully continue to keep me dry for many years to come.

It's had some use in the UK as well as abroad.

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Posted Today, 02:00 PM

^^i see sir recycles.

Any grid reference for the pad in bulgaria? We could see it from space.
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#163 OFFLINE   Mally

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Posted Today, 02:19 PM

Why not just stick the tent on your house* in Bulgaria.

They couldn't evict you.


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Posted Today, 02:39 PM

Any grid reference for the pad in bulgaria? We could see it from space.


It's dug into a slope on the side of a heavily wooded mountain in the Bulgarka National Park and you really struggle to see it from 20feet away never mind from a flying space robot 2 miles up.

Why not just stick the tent on your house* in Bulgaria.
They couldn't evict you.


Because -25C winters and 3 months of chest high snow.

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Posted Today, 03:06 PM

Because -25C winters and 3 months of chest high snow.


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Posted Today, 03:32 PM

See what you mean.

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