Fishing is something I am still learning, but have grasp of and eaten my catch on a few occasions.I have shot, fished and prepared what I was lucky to come home with
Had a great experience catching Mackerel on our last visit to Norfolk which we barbecued, delicious. Kids treated me to a fly fishing outfit for my 6th which I am still getting to grips with. Got a nice Brown Trout up in Scotland this year, once again cooked it on the barby.Fishing is something I am still learning, but have grasp of and eaten my catch on a few occasions.
Shooting, I am pretty much ignorant about...how would you recommend someone starting out? Bearing mind travelling in a motorhome in UK and in Europe...and maybe north Africa. Where is a good place to learn?
Can you imagine the added payload to your unit to accommodate a heavy duty gun cabinet ? There would also be the motorhomers curse 'Fixed Address' for the licence ?I understand the need to learn good practice with firearms, but on the basis I will be travelling most of the time, I wondering how practical a hobby it would be. Your reply seems to suggest not very?
I only started trying to fish earlier this year knowing that UK & France don't require a licence for sea fishing, Norway too. Rod takes up hardly any space and spinning means I don't have to dig for or buy fresh bait. If I catch something, great, if not it doesn't matter. Very much an opportunistic pastime for me. I was wondering if shooting could be that way, too. Probably not.
Don't need to become a vegetarian if we didn't have Farmer's, have you never heard of Road Kill old boy What did people use to kill with before guns......... Blades, Spears, Rocks so get yourself a bit of forked wood (yes that was 'forked') a wide piece of elastic andEuraks !!!! ....... a catapult Now get out there and bring home the bacon foryour woman (and no stopping at Sainsbury's on the way home)I often wonder as to what would i do if we did not have farmers,i then realise i would certainly become a vegetariun.
We hold precious all these things that dont really matter in the name of consumerism,i for one cant wait to give up some of these things ,in an aim to live a more peaceful and unneady life and to get out there and start living amongst nature.I do draw the line at greed and profittering,those two words go hand in hand with petrol companies and pharmasuticals.
For me there are those that keep the country running and those that are just plain greedy and corrupt and i suppose you can blame high fuel costs on the goverment as well as the robbing petrol companies.
SH**T...... knew I shouldn't have told you how to make a catapult. Made the wrong choice there, better not tell Alan otherwise I will have to say Oh SH**T twice in the same post..........DOH !!Maybe i will aim that catapult in your direction bm.be careful with your humerous comments,you may just be struck by a stone.All with the aim of getting rid of poor quality humour and jokes
You are a rare and dying breed Alan, and I do not say this in a patronising wayunfortunately if we didnt have farmers then the veggies would possibly die first. farmers are already struggling to grow veg for the western world . slowly they are turning the desert into arable land to grow veg for us. better to be able to eat all. cause most wont kill or know how to prepare the meat. most cant even grow veg. most cant even cook.
the fantasy isnt just about full timing. with out food production most would just starve if left to their own devices.
bm i carry catapults ,spear guns . etc , remember i am a trained butcher /slaughterman. and was in the catering corp. all part of the survival knowledge . repairing tyres, fixing motors ,welding etc all part of the survival knowledge.
i never got bored working too much to learn.