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Hopping the fences - getting my lardy behind over the barbed wire.

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by BarneyC, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. BarneyC

    BarneyC Donator

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    Thrown this in hunting as many of you chaps will have encountered this problem...

    I have a number of boundary fences between permissions that I need to traverse, often at night. Most of these are barbed wire, old rusty and held up between posts that would never ever support my substantial frame. BUT often the wires are sufficiently taught and high that I can't just swing a leg over.

    What do you lot do? I have contemplated getting a small step ladder - perhaps one with a platform - and lugging this along to key points on the fence of a night. Thoughts appreciated.
     
  2. r10hunter

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    Get someone on the farm to cut you some sections off of a tree trunk about a foot high. Use these as steps in key places one section as a step each side of the wire.

    Or

    Roll up a plastic feed sack and fix it to the top strand of wire so that you can duck between strands without snagging your back.

    Or

    Carry a length or 1 inch hose slit from end to end to place over the wire.

    Cheers Andy
     
  3. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    never had a problem but working on the farm anyway i used the gates if i couldn't get through the fences.
     
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    That hurts Barely Active

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    As above ... I use 1 inch blue water hose split down the middle to go over the wire which can be left in place if ok with the land owner, but can be later removed if necessary.
     
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    terry1001 Major Poster

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    That's a good bit of lateral thinking :up:
     
  6. mattyts

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    Piece of heavy carpet draped over them hop over it :)
     
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    Another one for a piece of pipe or two ;) fits in your pocket a treat and reusable.
     
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    Take a curved run up, one quick fosbury flop and your over :D
     
  9. BarneyC

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    Many sound ideas. Gates would be lovely, if only.

    Pipe sounds like a rocking idea. I've also sourced an old aluminium step ladder I can leave next to fence in question.
     
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    hello, if allowed you could take the barbs of enough to get through without snagging
     
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    This is no help to you at all but a good question. As a mate of mine slipped when climbing over a barbed wire fence and had to ride his motorbike a good few miles home.to be taken to hospital and had his b-+!s sewn up!I'm very cautious since ha
     
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    OH ffs that's grim. I've torn many a pair of jeans and my legs are well scarred from years of wire hopping.
     
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    I have a pretty tough cammo gunbag rucksack type, its served as my fence hopper to0, for a good 15 yrs, I only recently had to tie wrap one of the shoulder straps back on as a plastic fitting broke, but best £25 I ever spent, carries my fask on my back also like a rucksack and I sit on it when I find my spot.

    Saved my ba**ocks 100 times over lol
     

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