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took the scouts to listen to Ed Stafford talk about his 6000km walk the length of the Amazon, a very enjoyable night & thoroughly recommend it if you get the chance :thumbright:
there was also a program about it on CH5 the week before but this had more stuff in it, one very poignant moment was when he was at a very low point emotionally & imagined an old army friend telling him to pull himself together then discovering that round about the time he started using him as an emotional crutch to lift his spirits, his friend had actually been killed over in Afganistan

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Hell of a trek VI, bet he had a few tales to tell.

Did he live of the land.


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while he was being sponsored he would buy what he needed from the villages he passed through, scariest part was when he passed through the "red zone" in Peru, where they grow the plants for the cocaine trade, he was very lucky to live through that part of the journey.
he did a lot of fishing but the only animal he killed was a tortoise & that was only out of desperation & hunger. while he was a "guest" at an encampment in the red zone he ate monkey tail

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Not for me thank you. :cb

Has anyone done the trip before.


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he was the first, youtube ed stafford walking the amazon

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Good Luck with gabs or babs or baps? :mrgreen:

ps. mod6 has the winner I think :-)

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didn't understand that post root :scratch: but never mind
CH5 have more on the documentary tonight at 9pm :thumbright:

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Good Luck with gabs or babs or baps? :mrgreen:

ps. mod6 has the winner I think :-)


:lol: posted in the wrong thread doh!

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