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Re: Bullies of Bushcraft 2016 Winter Freezing Ice Holes Planning Thread
« Reply #50 on: February 09, 2016, 04:30:00 AM »
a super shelter is a tarp shelter with a reflector inside, then you put plastic sheeting in front of the opening. with a fire in front, it gets really warm in the shelter. mors kochanski has covered it quite a bit, i think he coined the term.

last cold campout i did, i tried one. but it wasn't built well and i was too drunk to tend the fire at night, so i woke up freezing my ass off...
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Re: Bullies of Bushcraft 2016 Winter Freezing Ice Holes Planning Thread
« Reply #51 on: February 09, 2016, 07:52:06 AM »
It's a national forest so I assume collecting firewood is allowed.  I have a grill we can set up over the fire for cooking.
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« Reply #52 on: February 09, 2016, 08:39:00 AM »
yeah, the website said collecting down, dead wood is allowed, just no cutting of trees. of course, dead standing is fair game, as far as i'm concerned. i won't tell anyone...
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« Reply #53 on: February 09, 2016, 09:06:12 AM »
a super shelter is a tarp shelter with a reflector inside, then you put plastic sheeting in front of the opening. with a fire in front, it gets really warm in the shelter. mors kochanski has covered it quite a bit, i think he coined the term.

last cold campout i did, i tried one. but it wasn't built well and i was too drunk to tend the fire at night, so i woke up freezing my ass off...
Thanks, that will be cool to see.

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Re: Bullies of Bushcraft 2016 Winter Freezing Ice Holes Planning Thread
« Reply #54 on: February 09, 2016, 09:17:11 AM »
a super shelter is a tarp shelter with a reflector inside, then you put plastic sheeting in front of the opening. with a fire in front, it gets really warm in the shelter. mors kochanski has covered it quite a bit, i think he coined the term.

last cold campout i did, i tried one. but it wasn't built well and i was too drunk to tend the fire at night, so i woke up freezing my ass off...
Thanks, that will be cool to see.

and very cool to sleep in if he doesn't keep his fire going.  >:D

On a related note, Saturday morning is the scheduled lesson on treating hypothermia.  O:-)
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Re: Bullies of Bushcraft 2016 Winter Freezing Ice Holes Planning Thread
« Reply #55 on: February 09, 2016, 09:41:11 AM »
LOL.  I'm just bringing pads, bags, down, and Hudson Bay blankets.  Hope YY brings  his big vehicle.  Haha.
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Re: Bullies of Bushcraft 2016 Winter Freezing Ice Holes Planning Thread
« Reply #56 on: February 09, 2016, 10:10:30 AM »
a super shelter is a tarp shelter with a reflector inside, then you put plastic sheeting in front of the opening. with a fire in front, it gets really warm in the shelter. mors kochanski has covered it quite a bit, i think he coined the term.

last cold campout i did, i tried one. but it wasn't built well and i was too drunk to tend the fire at night, so i woke up freezing my ass off...
Thanks, that will be cool to see.

and very cool to sleep in if he doesn't keep his fire going.  >:D

On a related note, Saturday morning is the scheduled lesson on treating hypothermia.  O:-)

another reason i slept so cold was an inadequate, broken sleeping bag and a crappy sleeping pad.

this time i have an upgraded pad, a nice down sleeping bag, an extra quilt, and a bivy for everything to go inside. I'm NOT freezing this time. If anything, i'll be too warm. i just want to test a super shelter out.
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« Reply #57 on: February 16, 2016, 05:29:34 PM »
Looking forward to this camp. We'll be coming in sometime late Thursday afternoon. We are planning on cooking some burgers Thursday evening, we'll bring the fixin's. I'll be bringing some premade bread doughs for baking, and a few sweet treats. Tony's got some bean soup planned for everyone for one meal. We're going to stop and pickup some provisions on our way up north, we'll get some bacon and eggs for a few breakfast meals. Anything else anyone needs, let us know.

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Re: Bullies of Bushcraft 2016 Winter Freezing Ice Holes Planning Thread
« Reply #58 on: February 16, 2016, 05:34:38 PM »
Looking forward to this camp. We'll be coming in sometime late Thursday afternoon. We are planning on cooking some burgers Thursday evening, we'll bring the fixin's. I'll be bringing some premade bread doughs for baking, and a few sweet treats. Tony's got some bean soup planned for everyone for one meal. We're going to stop and pickup some provisions on our way up north, we'll get some bacon and eggs for a few breakfast meals. Anything else anyone needs, let us know.

Sounds great, and the forecast is looking pretty good. Highs in the 50's and 30ish nights. 

I'll be there in the early afternoon on Thursday.
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Re: Bullies of Bushcraft 2016 Winter Freezing Ice Holes Planning Thread
« Reply #59 on: February 17, 2016, 03:28:54 PM »
Are we going to rely on harvesting firewood, or do we need to pick some up locally before we get in the park?

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Re: Bullies of Bushcraft 2016 Winter Freezing Ice Holes Planning Thread
« Reply #60 on: February 17, 2016, 03:48:36 PM »
Are we going to rely on harvesting firewood, or do we need to pick some up locally before we get in the park?

I think we should be able to make due with harvesting what we need.  It should be easy pickings.

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Re: Bullies of Bushcraft 2016 Winter Freezing Ice Holes Planning Thread
« Reply #61 on: February 17, 2016, 03:49:29 PM »
Sounds good, thanks.

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« Reply #62 on: February 17, 2016, 04:12:54 PM »
I'm looking at my "pile" thinking, "I'm not taking enough".  It's so easy to keep throwing stuff in for a car camp or even a canoe camp.  I wonder if I could even pack for a backpack trip anymore.  LOL.  Guess I'll have to try this summer.
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Re: Bullies of Bushcraft 2016 Winter Freezing Ice Holes Planning Thread
« Reply #63 on: February 22, 2016, 03:01:43 PM »
getting antsy. is that the word?


i wanted to bring a rabbit, but that's not happening. we just doing another free for all for food? just gonna wing it and have way too much again? i'm fine with that, just checking on the plan, if there is one.

also, any planned things? just a bunch of folks swapping BS?

Beast or Creek, either of you guys here from U.W. or Sam Bunyun yet?
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Re: Bullies of Bushcraft 2016 Winter Freezing Ice Holes Planning Thread
« Reply #64 on: February 22, 2016, 04:02:24 PM »
We'll do the breakfast meals for all days if that's good with everyone. On Thursday for dinner we're bringing burger fixings for burgers over the fire. I know Tony's planning some Black Bean Soup and Cornbread for a dinner.

Are there any lakes close by? Wouldn't mind purchasing a fishing pass and throwing a line or two if there's something close by.

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« Reply #65 on: February 22, 2016, 04:07:00 PM »
I will make veg soup for the other night too.

I think my NC fishing license is good. I get a year one.
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Re: Bullies of Bushcraft 2016 Winter Freezing Ice Holes Planning Thread
« Reply #66 on: February 22, 2016, 06:27:01 PM »
I'm bringing a few sirloin steaks and some cheddar brats to be cooked whenever ---- they are not coming home with me.

Looking forward to a good camp.  Hopefully some cooler temps.  Looking at the Troy Forecast looks like highs in the 50's and lows in the 20's.

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Re: Bullies of Bushcraft 2016 Winter Freezing Ice Holes Planning Thread
« Reply #67 on: February 23, 2016, 06:32:57 AM »
I'm afraid I don't have any idea about fresh water fishing in the area, I'm strictly a salt water guy.

BH, haven't heard from either U.W. or SB. Give them a shout if you have a chance.

Food looks to be pretty well covered, I'll just mooch off everyone else as usual.   >:D

I'll bring a few gallons of water, we'll have vault toilets but no potable water in camp. 

Anyone have a coffee percolator? 

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« Reply #68 on: February 23, 2016, 07:51:06 AM »
yes, i have a coffee percolator. i'll add that to the list of stuff to bring.
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Re: Bullies of Bushcraft 2016 Winter Freezing Ice Holes Planning Thread
« Reply #69 on: February 23, 2016, 01:52:43 PM »
There's a lake near there.  Lake Badin.  I kayaked there a few times.
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« Reply #70 on: February 23, 2016, 03:10:56 PM »
Crash will be bringing his percolator. Nice that he's usually the first one up and can brew a mean pot of coffee :coffee:

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Re: Bullies of Bushcraft 2016 Winter Freezing Ice Holes Planning Thread
« Reply #71 on: February 23, 2016, 05:45:42 PM »
We should be good on coffee pot and coffee.

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« Reply #72 on: February 23, 2016, 05:47:03 PM »
i'm up early too. probably all that navy time we have in common...

does he use snoring as a bear deterrent? it works...
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Re: Bullies of Bushcraft 2016 Winter Freezing Ice Holes Planning Thread
« Reply #73 on: February 24, 2016, 10:15:08 AM »
Ya gotta understand the snoring hierarchy of the Kracaneuner Tribe.  We have some world class snorers.  It can sound like you're surrounded by mythical bloodthirsty monsters on the hunt.  Dogs start barking.  Children cry.  Women (well our women) reach for a gun, and men start cussin'  when first exposed to the cacophony.  Crash gets drowned out.

Is anybody thinking of going shooting? 
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« Reply #74 on: February 24, 2016, 11:11:59 AM »
Ya gotta understand the snoring hierarchy of the Kracaneuner Tribe.  We have some world class snorers.  It can sound like you're surrounded by mythical bloodthirsty monsters on the hunt.  Dogs start barking.  Children cry.  Women (well our women) reach for a gun, and men start cussin'  when first exposed to the cacophony.  Crash gets drowned out.

Is anybody thinking of going shooting?

Haven't decided if I feel like hauling a gun with me. I haven't even started packing. 

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Re: Bullies of Bushcraft 2016 Winter Freezing Ice Holes Planning Thread
« Reply #75 on: February 24, 2016, 11:19:00 AM »
Time goes by quickly in camp.  I'm leaning towards eating and socializing mostly.  I can't hike far right now but I'll get on the trail a little.
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« Reply #76 on: February 24, 2016, 11:21:14 AM »
Time goes by quickly in camp.  I'm leaning towards eating and socializing mostly.  I can't hike far right now but I'll get on the trail a little.

Kinda my druthers too. 
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Re: Bullies of Bushcraft 2016 Winter Freezing Ice Holes Planning Thread
« Reply #77 on: February 24, 2016, 11:56:06 AM »
Time goes by quickly in camp.  I'm leaning towards eating and socializing mostly.  I can't hike far right now but I'll get on the trail a little.

Kinda my druthers too.

That works for me.  I like hanging around camp and doing a little exploring.  Of course, if there is any snow nearby.......

Out of the three Kracs coming, it is not my snoring that should concern you......just sayin.

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« Reply #78 on: February 24, 2016, 12:32:04 PM »
OK, I just got off the phone with the young lady at the US Forest Service office for Uhwarrie and she said dead wood is fair game and they are having a pretty good windstorm today that should make for easy pickings.


Also the Forest service office is on the way to the camp, so we can stop in to pick up maps and fill up out water cans there.
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Re: Bullies of Bushcraft 2016 Winter Freezing Ice Holes Planning Thread
« Reply #79 on: February 24, 2016, 12:40:38 PM »
Good footwork Beast.  Looks easy to navigate to the camp.
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« Reply #80 on: February 24, 2016, 12:44:59 PM »
Thanks Tony.

I'm getting us a group site, not sure which one until I eyeball them, so search me out when you get here, and the fees are on me. 

I'll be the guy that looks like me  8)  driving a beat up maroon Tahoe
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« Reply #81 on: February 24, 2016, 01:05:08 PM »
You're camping Thurs?   I think reasonably 4 ish for us. 
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Re: Bullies of Bushcraft 2016 Winter Freezing Ice Holes Planning Thread
« Reply #82 on: February 24, 2016, 01:13:57 PM »
You're camping Thurs?   I think reasonably 4 ish for us.

Yeah, I'm heading out tomorrow morning after I take care of the animals.  I should be there just after lunch time.
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« Reply #83 on: February 24, 2016, 01:30:39 PM »
i'll be up on friday. i have a friend who's coming, and it's based on his work schedule when we'll be there friday. more to follow once i figure it out from him...
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Re: Bullies of Bushcraft 2016 Winter Freezing Ice Holes Planning Thread
« Reply #84 on: February 25, 2016, 06:02:54 AM »
Slight change of plans, it's snowing here in the mountains so I have a few extra tasks that I need to do before I leave.  I should still be there by mid-afternoon. 

See you guys later.
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Re: Bullies of Bushcraft 2016 Winter Freezing Ice Holes Planning Thread
« Reply #85 on: February 25, 2016, 08:23:47 AM »
You all have a safe & fun time, and take lots of pics too!
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Looking forward to reading about & seeing your trip reports.
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