We went to a local country show on Sunday. It wasn’t great and mainly seemed like an excuse to extract as much money for as little reward as possible.
However there was some fun to be had. Little Boots tried shooting with an air rifle for the first time, proving to be a pretty good shot. Using a catapult was not so successful, but I wasn’t too bad, which has prompted me to get one out I have at home. I bought it ages ago and have used it about twice, but now plan to see if I can get proficient at it.

The best bit of the day as far as Little Boots was concerned was a stand where you could have a good old ping at some military-style targets using airsoft guns.

This was part of a stand being run by ex-SAS man Bob Podesta and we both enjoyed a session he ran on Fire-lighting Without Matches. A neat little variation on the wire wool and battery method was whipping the face off of a torch and poking the wool in the hole.

I also attend another session Bob ran called Knots You Need To Know. Whilst I was familiar with a couple it did clarify them in my mind (being entirely self-taught) to see someone else tying them. And of course I leant some new ones – The Alpine Butterfly Knot and how to tie a Double Figure Eight Knot off against a post/bar to support climbing/hanging weight.

It was the best thing in the show and of course Little Boots is now claiming to have been trained to light fires by the SAS.

Advertisements