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Welcome to Doodlecat, where we enjoy the pleasures of life (with a slight bias towards the outdoors). This page is regularly updated with news and views plus information about any additions or changes to the various parts of the site. It acts as Doodlecat’s Blog too, so the odd rant considered opinion may pop up from time to time.

I would love to be able to say that Doodlecat is all my own work, but it isn’t. Much of the outdoors content is courtesy of the splendid people who participate in the annual TGO Challenge (there is a section entirely devoted to this unique event) and many others.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Up Up and away!

Up rather too early at 4.00 am tomorrow, and away at 4.30 to Alan's place for our taxi to Stansted - then Scotland for two glorious weeks on the TGO Challenge.

So I'll be wildcamping within the law for a change - which reminds me, my MP, Richard Spring, sent me a letter today. He has evidently acquainted himself with the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, and says that he recognises the value of our interests.

As always, this has been referred to Hilary Benn for comment.With any luck Hilary might just begin to get the message that there is a tide of opinion that is worthy of recognition.

If you haven't signed the petition , do so now, and follow it up with a letter to your MP - you'll find all you need to know, and draft letters here.

Well, I'm on holiday now, so I'll leave the running of the world to you lot for the next two weeks. Please look after it. Ta.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Pistols at Dawn

No, nothing to do with duellists, nor an assassination attempt on Dawn, but an interesting article on hygiene in the great outdoors by Eddie Meecham in the latest TGO magazine. Well worth a read before you rush off to buy the latest water filter. There is no doubt that most of the ailments blamed on ‘the water’ are more to do a with lack of basic hygiene. Eddie examines the science behind the different cleansing agents available, and their effectiveness.

As usual, Eddie’s piece veers delightfully toward the surreal when he advocates a water pistol douche to complete one’s ablutions - mind you, this could be the source of endless fun between close friends interested in a little light target practice of a morning.

For the most part, though, this is a good article, with good information and a dash of common sense. Nice one, TGO.

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