Greetings folks, well after the well intentioned desire to hit the hills last year ala blackpowder style,fortune took a turn for the worse.A back injury saw me off on compo for 7 months and it hurt me more in a mental sense(wellbeing) than the physical. The upside was to research and watch plenty of LeLOUPS excellent videos and that of others. I managed to get away eventually for a couple of deer hunts when I came good.The hitout in the hills did wonders in many regards as well as securing venison and enjoying the time spent with my son hunting together.
This year i have started in a very positive frame of mind and have already been deer hunting with my son again.He shot his first fallow stag and a big mountain boar in the same morning last weekend.The projects I have been doing for an extended trek (week) have been taking up my little spare time lately.
I placed an order for a fire lock for 'Gabriel' last month and I eagerly anticpate it's delivery along with flints,new ramrod ,mainspring vice (I won't forget you Mopoke!) and maybe a powderhorn.Made a market wallet and some other stuff too and I should have the tarp shelter and blanket roll ready by the time the trek comes around.A fair bit of practice with the flintlock won't hurt neither! Safe trails,regards Rocky ps I shall post photos of projects asap
Good to hear from you again mate, & good to hear you have recovered. Things sound as if they are on the up & up, good to hear. Time spent with your son in the outdoors is never wasted, well done.