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Offline JV3

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another overnighter: blueberry camp of tears.
« on: November 13, 2016, 03:52:58 PM »
i've been laying low and out of the woods since the insane summer heat we had but now it's perfect overnighter weather for me again...sold off most of my ground setup during the summer and i'm very close to a 4-season hammock setup.






the latest addition towards that goal is this loco libre 30 deg f 850 fill wide top quilt. the forecast was a low of 35 deg f so i also brought along a loco libre 50 deg f top quilt to layer just in case i got too cold but i never needed it even though we hit a low of 27 deg f...this brand gets a two thumbs up from me! next is a 0 deg f top quilt and that should round out my sleep setup.




i came back from setting up my shelter and next thing i know someone was eating my blueberry pop-tart (cough...parker...co ugh)...the crime scene photo...the pain was almost unbearable to say the least but i managed to hold back the tears.




...and distracted myself by doing a saw-off! bob dustrude quick buck saw with a 21" blade vs. silky big boy with a 14.20" blade. their weight is practically the same with a ~$10 price difference.




it was a blowout! within the first 10 seconds i already knew the silky won...cuts much faster, much quieter, and less vibration in the hand...the only advantage the quick buck saw has is since it's a full frame it's bulletproof.

the 3 of us tried the silky and knowing full well it's a pull-only saw still managed to curve the blade ever so slightly on the push stroke once per person - it's that super sensitive. it was so minor there's definitely no blade damage but that's definitely a huge downside when you're not 100% focused. with that said, i think it'll replace my quick buck saw as my overnighter saw from now on though!




i was smiling the whole time i was sawing through this log with the silky - it was that effortless and fast.




it's easy to do an undercut too for when the blade binds when cutting on top.




with the frameless design i couldn't find an angle that was too awkward for it.




like dragging a dead body!


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Re: another overnighter: blueberry camp of tears.
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2016, 03:54:29 PM »
bearthedog's the hidden woodsmen camp chair.






baby potatoes directly on the coals.




...with cheese and bacon bits on top.




next morning.




i finally found out why my gear always smells funky after every overnighter with bearthedog!




i always see shugemery with this brand of coffee so i decided to try it.




breaking-in my new kuksa...thanks ruben! i'm not a coffee snob so for me it does taste good.




only fixed blade i brought which was used mainly for food prep.




five guys burgers to end the trip :)


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Re: another overnighter: blueberry camp of tears.
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2016, 06:49:04 PM »
cool (pun not intended, lol), nice little overnighter..


based on the four tarps put up like that,  all four of y'all were in hammocks too?

nicely done


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Re: another overnighter: blueberry camp of tears.
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2016, 01:15:56 PM »
 :thumbsup: :banana: Fun times y'all had :).
Yes, the BigBoy is one heck of a cutter...like a pocket light-sabre  >:D. It is one of my favourite saws for moderate trail work.
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Re: another overnighter: blueberry camp of tears.
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2016, 05:13:04 PM »
Looks like another fun one! That potato pic is making me hungry.

Looks like a great little saw. I have never heard of anyone who used one that didn't like it.

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Re: another overnighter: blueberry camp of tears.
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2016, 05:13:59 PM »
Very Nice. Best time of year for sure.

Any ticks? The dogs and I have been avoiding the woods, since we each had one on three consecutive day's outback.
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Re: another overnighter: blueberry camp of tears.
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2016, 09:24:12 PM »
cool (pun not intended, lol), nice little overnighter..


based on the four tarps put up like that,  all four of y'all were in hammocks too? nicely done


u.w.

thanks! yes, four of us were in hammocks...only bearthedog was the weirdo who decided to sleep on the ground, haha.



he slept most of the night next to the fire with no blanket or cover at all...in this pic, he's still sleeping in his bivy (all the way to the right in the pic) because he got tired of feeding the fire every now and then...that's parker sitting on the chair. you can see the tell tale sign of a body-length ash remaining from the night's long fire that kept him warm.

as a side story, parker is 16 yrs old and spent most of the night surfing porn on his cell phone until he accidentally clicked okay on a download now pop-up message and got his cell phone locked/hijacked unless he sent payment. his mom and dad's #s were displayed in the ransom note as an added bonus...in this pic, he was contemplating how to break the news to his dad, haha.


:thumbsup: :banana: Fun times y'all had :).
Yes, the BigBoy is one heck of a cutter...like a pocket light-sabre  >:D. It is one of my favourite saws for moderate trail work.

thanks! sometimes i think it's too fast cutting actually! most times when i'm in the woods i bring a ton of food and a little sweating from wood processing to burn calories is actually welcomed, haha.


Looks like another fun one! That potato pic is making me hungry.

Looks like a great little saw. I have never heard of anyone who used one that didn't like it.

thanks! silky's reputation is defnitely well-earned.


Very Nice. Best time of year for sure.

Any ticks? The dogs and I have been avoiding the woods, since we each had one on three consecutive day's outback.


thanks! thankfully, i think they're gone for the season. i'm notorious for attracting ticks but on this trip i didn't see any.

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Re: another overnighter: blueberry camp of tears.
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2017, 11:40:33 AM »
Your tarpsetup looks cosy  8)