Carrigallen’s answer to Bear Grylls

Pat McCann of Carrigallen and his two sons, Patrick and Daniel, decided to take advantage of the good weather recently and pitched a tent in the woodlands beside Kilnemar Lake at Killegar to camp overnight in order to fully enjoy the great outdoors.

Pat McCann of Carrigallen and his two sons, Patrick and Daniel, decided to take advantage of the good weather recently and pitched a tent in the woodlands beside Kilnemar Lake at Killegar to camp overnight in order to fully enjoy the great outdoors.

After assembling a circle of large stones to enclose the campfire and, not being satisfied with using firelighters and matches to light it, young Patrick adopted the Bear Grylls method and collected moss, twigs and dried leaves in order to kindle the flames.

According to Bear Grylls, shelter is one of the top priorities in any environment, so rather than simply relying on the shop-bought tent their father provided, young Patrick gathered branches of a beech tree that had recently fallen and built a lean-to.

The lads enjoyed some quiet time fishing and reported the following morning that they had heard the eerie screeches of a barn owl during the night ... or was it?