Joined on 4/25/03
Man that looks and sounds like one of the most peaceful places on earth. Let alone a great vacation spot... dam building eh? haha =P
Just here to pull your stats, take it easy.
Wow, i just realized you´re ranked 1st in blams and saves - congrats on that. Must´ve taken you a looong time.
Oh and a quick question. Is NG log still with the 30 level system?
I think Casualty is in the process of sorting it out - it's his baby, I just provide hosting
stream fetish eh? I must say thats a rather unconventional passtime you have there, although all your pictures do look very tranquil. It must be good to get away from the city, especially a big one like birmingham, can't remember the last time I was out in the country let alone somewhere wild like a forest hah! Anyway looks like good stress relief! be sure to enjoy your next excursion
I did :)
That is a mighty impressive dam. Do you preplan any of it, or do you just kind of pile them up?
That one looks very premeditated and rad.
Only real plan is to start wide at the bottom with the big stones, then just try to make them match as well as possible. There are usually holes, but I fill those up with smaller pebbles and gravel scooped from the streambed - doesn't cut out leakage 100% but forces the water level up.
This time I did premeditate a bit, in that I built in up to full height from both sides and left the middle open, rather than building the whole width up as I went. That meant that the water level didn't rise until I started filling the gap towards the end - the 'lake' was about 4 ft deep and bloody freezing after about 5 minutes of standing in it.
I had to knock the top couple of layers off though in the morning, because the tent was just upstream (but behind a ridge) and I'd raised the stream water level by enough to threaten the ground where the tent was.
Still well pleased with this one though, definitely my most impressive so far. If only I could figure a way of stopping the pressure of 4ft of water from forcing through gaps, so ALL the water came over the top, rather than through the wall. That'd be perfection :)
if you look closely it looks like a child in a party hat sticking his arm to the side :)