Part One .
Right All . the first thing to consider is your self . fitness and attitude . plus Kit .
No you don't have to be a superman to do FT . any age any , within reason condition . any sex . strong , nope . you have be able to think on your feet . but as ever a decent amount of fitness is desirable . i cycle . gets you out . works the heart and lungs . loses weight . next kit . in other words , what you are wearing . any fool can get cold and wet . if you have the money no problem , if not then E Bay is you friend . starting from the bottom . boots . i like fabric boots , with Gore Tex Liners . reason , cos you don't have to polish em . just walk through long wet grass , cleaned . if you cannot afford those . then ex army waterproof socks in any boot you like . golfing shoes with spikes on are good . they stop your feet slipping in the sitting position if muddy . you will want boots really summer and winter as we shoot across a lot of quite rough ground . in the winter long johns are a must trousers . i use ron hill tracksters . they stretch . are warm in the winter and good in the summer . if wet then a pair of waterproof bottoms are good . lots of those on e bay . gore tex if you can . plastic or rubber will make you sweat . now for the top of your body . as a newby . then a fleece is good with a waterproof top if wet . BUT if your ambitions are higher and you have the money . a GIMP coat ( e bay again ) is a help . what that is , is a shooting jacket . usually for ten meter indoor shooting . they are very stiff and can help you control a shakey body . around £80 secondhand ish . mind you £400 up if you want the best . for the neck in the winter a snood ( motorcycle ) is good . to seal that gap beteen jacket and head . on top a decent peaked hat . if not that a hooded top . so if the sun is directly behind you . it won't go down your scope and white you out . for those who need glasses to see the side wheel / turrets , get a pair of clip on sun glasses . take the lenses out and put a pair of reading glasses in it . ( the pound shop ) clip it to the brim of your hat . so you can flip it down to see your markings , then flip it up afterwards to get it out the way . a small camping seat to take with you is good to sit on . whilst waiting to shoot is good . a bottle of water and maybe a banana , no chocolate . it raises the pulse . or pictures of me ladies . as that will have the same effect . HOLLY