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Food and Cooking / Re: Tuning up the Dutch Oven Recipies
« Last post by JeffG on October 15, 2018, 11:05:59 AM »
Beautiful dumplin's......wish we had 'smellavision!'

Can't you smell them Wolfy? Man, I sure can! Great job! ;)
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Food and Cooking / Re: Tuning up the Dutch Oven Recipies
« Last post by madmax on October 15, 2018, 10:40:41 AM »
Yeah we stuffed ourselves and had a ton left over.  Some will go over to Kelly's Mom.
Working on a banana cobbler or an apple crisp later today.  I'll see how ripe the bananas are when Kelly gets home.


I lost my copy of the Scouts Guide to DO cooking.  I kept thinking it would show up.  But no.  I'll order another today.

Nighttime temps range around 70.  Days can get over 90 still.  Our morning hike is very pleasant.  Looking for oaks that'll work for my 'vous tarp.
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Food and Cooking / Re: Tuning up the Dutch Oven Recipies
« Last post by wolfy on October 15, 2018, 10:13:49 AM »
Deep 12?  :shrug:     Beautiful dumplin's......wish we had 'smellavision!' :drool:

BTW......we had 2'' of snow here night before last. :-\
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Food and Cooking / Tuning up the Dutch Oven Recipies
« Last post by madmax on October 15, 2018, 05:10:53 AM »
Chicken and Dumplings.  This was made with Bisquick.  I think I like homemade dough or the cheap Pillsbury biscuits in the roll cut into 1/4's.  But we ate seconds.  LOL.


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Hunting, Fishing and Trapping / Re: WILD HOGS......(NOT THE MOVIE)
« Last post by JeffG on October 14, 2018, 08:05:57 PM »
[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Np97AyIhmM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Np97AyIhmM][url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Np97AyIhmM

Wild Boar  Ol'Bangum

1.  There is a wild boar in these woods
    Da doo dum die, da diddle um day
    There is a wild boar in these woods
    Doo dum diddle I day
    There is a wild boar in these woods
    Kills our men and drinks their blood
    How de dow diddle um day
    Da doo dum diddle I day.

(similarly:)
2.  We followed the wild boar to his den,
    Found the bones of a thousand men.

3.  The hunters on the wild boar fell,
    Fought three hours like fiends from hell.

4.  We hunted the boar with a spear and knife,
    There we took that young boar's life.
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Country and Rural Living Skills / Re: Anti bushcrating area for the wife...
« Last post by 1066vik on October 14, 2018, 05:28:52 PM »
nice job on the patio - incredible job on the truck!
there are a couple of different patterns for those molds.
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Country and Rural Living Skills / Re: Anti bushcrating area for the wife...
« Last post by Yeoman on October 14, 2018, 03:37:46 PM »
Wow. Very nice job indeed. I wouldn't have bet much on that a few months ago.
Well done!
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Hunting, Fishing and Trapping / Re: WILD HOGS......(NOT THE MOVIE)
« Last post by wolfy on October 14, 2018, 03:21:58 PM »
Thanks for the 'up-close-and-personal' insights! :thumbsup:   I've pretty thoroughly scoured the content of that website you linked to in the past, but have to confess to spending around 40% of my iPad?s battery charge on it again this afternoon.  I visited that area back in the early to mid 70s when the Foxfire Books series became popular, but it was pretty limited in scope because of time restraints.  I don't have those restraints anymore, so a more serious & thorough inspection is on my bucket list.  I foresee a trike trip this time....the last was in a '71 VW Campmobile.  Those were good days.....what I remember of them, anyway. ;D :shrug:
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Country and Rural Living Skills / Re: Anti bushcrating area for the wife...
« Last post by wsdstan on October 14, 2018, 02:18:56 PM »
Wow, you saved a lot of money doing it yourself.  Saved a lot on parts too.  Good job.  I spent a lot more than that getting my old Cruiser fixed up.  I bought two doors for it and they were $450 each for good ones with working windows.
 
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Hunting, Fishing and Trapping / Re: WILD HOGS......(NOT THE MOVIE)
« Last post by madmax on October 14, 2018, 12:25:30 PM »
Wolfy, since we do grocery shopping in the town,  it was pretty easy to track down bits and pieces.  I started backyards from his grave.  They really honored him with his grave overlooking Bryson City.  Then I tried to find Deadman's Curve.  Really got stonewalled on that, but I finally put together the best guess.  I hiked up to his camp on Deep Creek.  Then up to the site of his hut that he wrote many articles.  Some of which went into his "Camping and Woodcraft".

 I kept up the search in libraries and museums around the area.  A lot I learned from talk from the old guys.  Like pulling teeth.


His demons were powerful.  He considered the woods his solace.  He wrote passionate love letters to his wife regularly.  I can't help think he was embarrassed or felt himself a failure for not being able to handle living with her and their kids in the city.  I don't think I heard anything about infidelity. 

He was more known as the camp cook than a hunter.  He was a good fisherman.

The intro to the new "Camping and Woodcraft" was written by Jim Casada.  He still lives in town and writes for the local paper in an "aw shucks" kinda story telling about his childhood in Bryson City.  Nice guy.  He had a lot of info but deftly steered the conversation away from talking about people negatively.


George Ellison is a writer and speaker in town that I KNOW has the skinny on old Horace.  He'd rather talk about pleasant stuff.


My suggestion would be google WNC (Western North Carolina college) they probably have more info in one place than is out there anywhere else.


You might start here.

https://www.wcu.edu/library/DigitalCollections/Kephart/biography/timeline.htm
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