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Outings => Day Hikes => Topic started by: OutdoorEnvy on October 05, 2015, 07:56:54 AM

Title: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on October 05, 2015, 07:56:54 AM
Well Jack and I had some new stuff we needed to hit the woods with to try out.  So we headed out and killed an afternoon and early evening. 

Entering the trail

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Jack's hatchet is an old Plumb scout hatchet.  Creek might recognize it ;)   It's well worn and so blunt it only qualifies as a small hammer.  But Jack knows no different and he was mighty proud to be toting this baby a long.  He always picks up a stick and says it's his axe and bangs around camp with it. I figured I'd hang this one and let him have something he can do a little damage with and not worry about him accidently cutting himself.  Plus he just thought is the coolest thing ever. 

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Well we found a nice spot that didn't have too much undergrowth and shrubs around so we made our little camp and dad got to hang the DIY hammock in the woods for the first time.

hammock packs to about 10 x 5" in the stuff sack.  Handy little size.

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ridgeline view

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One thing that I found surprising with the hammock is just how comfortable they are to sit in in multiple ways.  Heck it's a lounge chair and you can sit upright and lean back a little and that works too!  I'm wishing I would have tried hammocks years ago.

Jack was dead set on making sure any downed tree around had it's bark knocked off or any loose pieces needed chopping on.

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 I usually make a small twig/stick fire in the woods so Jack was constantly bringing me his bark and wood chip pieces to use for the fire.  It was cute and assured me I was influencing him correctly so far :)  But I brought out a cook kit with an alcohol stove this time to try out.  I ordered this from minibull design.  It is the 12cm Bios #5 kit.

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Comes with a 12cm Imusa pot with lid(aluminum), a carbon felt handle wrap and windscreen, and a Bios #5 stove.  It's made from an aluminum beer bottle.  This kit is very light.  I added a 4oz fuel bottle and the green rimmed cup is from my thermos, it fit perfectly in the big pot.

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to light this stove you prime th fiberglass wick on the outside then fill it with the amount of alcohol you want and light the wick.  Within seconds it blossoms out and you are ready

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soon enough we had our hot chocolate ready to go with our chocolate peanut butter pop-tarts

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Jack approves

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Well we relaxed for a bit and Jack used his hatchet some more.  Then on the way out we saw a handful of deer and heard some owls.  It was a good time.

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thanks for looking
Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: Dano on October 05, 2015, 08:33:58 AM
VERY COOL trip report OE!!  Jack looks pretty handy with his hatchet already, but we all know he has a good mentor to teach him skills  :thumbsup: :)   You did a great job on your hammock too, it looks great.  I agree with you on them, wish I'd tried them a lot earlier as well.  Awesome job dad!!
Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: Wilderbeast on October 05, 2015, 08:47:25 AM
Just adorable report.

Jack has a very cool dad.  I also liked the new cook kit but you really need a 2 oz bottle to fit inside the pot.

PM me your address.  ;)
Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on October 05, 2015, 08:55:06 AM
Thanks Dano, appreciate that.  I can certainly teach him what not to do if nothing else.  LOL!

Thank you too beast.  And I will pm you as you are correct about the size for the bottle.  I should have known you may have a smaller sized bottle. 
Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: Quenchcrack on October 05, 2015, 10:35:44 AM
Very cool post!  Jack is a fine looking young man who has the blessings of an attentive father.
Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: zammer on October 05, 2015, 10:58:51 AM
I always enjoy your trip reports, but what I enjoy most is that you include your kids. Believe me, they will always remember those times...good memories for all  :cheers:
Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on October 05, 2015, 11:13:22 AM
Appreciate the kind words folks.  I think this is the first time hike that was just Jack and I.  Bel was out with mom as we broke it up for girls and boys afternoon out.  I think he liked all the attention, ha!
Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: U.W. on October 05, 2015, 03:25:11 PM
That is outstanding in Every way!! 


and
Welcome to the outstanding wold of hammocking  :D


u.w.
Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: Sarge on October 05, 2015, 05:54:30 PM
What a day! Looks like Jack has a blast. Great pic of you guys in the hammock. Nice job on it. Like you other gear too. Thanks for sharing.


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Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: upthecreek on October 05, 2015, 05:55:44 PM
Don't and won't get no better my friend. What it's all about.

Creek
Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: MnSportsman on October 05, 2015, 06:15:19 PM
Thanks for sharing your trip out with Jack!
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  Always great to see folks getting out with the family & having some good fun!


:thumbsup: again! :D
Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on October 05, 2015, 06:24:56 PM
Right on guys.  It's funny cause I feel like just the other day I was posting Jack getting born.  It is going fast.  He is taking to the woods great though so my master plan is working :)  Same for bel.
Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: BigHat on October 05, 2015, 06:44:34 PM
great outing. thanks a lot for sharing.
Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: crashdive123 on October 06, 2015, 04:02:02 AM
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:Outstanding!  Building memories that will last a lifetime for both of you.
Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: mneedham on October 12, 2015, 03:46:07 PM
Awesome!  Looks like a great time.
Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: upthecreek on October 12, 2015, 06:05:45 PM
You ought to mod that Plumb and really hook him up. That would be a tool for a lifetime...Dad.  :chopwood:

Creek
Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on October 13, 2015, 11:24:09 AM
You ought to mod that Plumb and really hook him up. That would be a tool for a lifetime...Dad.  :chopwood:

Creek

What mods did you have in mind axemaster???  I figured I'd sharpen it in time and then him and I can make one together that would be pretty cool.  I really like the cedar hatchet heads. 
Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: woodsrunner on October 17, 2015, 02:19:55 PM
I reckon he's got him a good teacher...kids need more dads teaching hands on skills :chopwood:...life ain't all soccer and football and computers... :shrug:...good for you amigo :thumbsup:...woods
Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: Unknown on October 17, 2015, 03:47:02 PM
Well said Woods! I knew if i kept quiet someone could say it better than me
Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: hunter63 on October 17, 2015, 04:47:19 PM
Dad and kid stories always give me that warm fuzzy feeling.....remembe ring my trips with my father and uncles...
Great job....he will remember every detail.
Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: wolfy on October 17, 2015, 05:32:31 PM
I'm embarrassed to find that after reading down through all of the comments, the one I wrote the day the OP was posted is not there! :-[    Sorry, OE!    I think I know what happened, now that I think about it.....I had written a note of appreciation and thanks and hit the 'preview' button, just as Heather was calling me to eat dinner......and I never did post it. :P   When I picked the iPad back up after eating, the screen had gone black and the message had timed out.  :-\

Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on October 17, 2015, 08:14:17 PM
Thank you woods, unknown, hunter and no worries wolfy, I assume you read every post on this site anyways  :P

I'm happy the good lord trusted me to raise a boy into a man :) 
Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: zammer on October 18, 2015, 03:25:12 PM
I'm embarrassed to find that after reading down through all of the comments, the one I wrote the day the OP was posted is not there! :-[    Sorry, OE!    I think I know what happened, now that I think about it.....I had written a note of appreciation and thanks and hit the 'preview' button, just as Heather was calling me to eat dinner......and I never did post it. :P   When I picked the iPad back up after eating, the screen had gone black and the message had timed out.  :-\

We know what happened the last time you tried blaming Mrs Wolfy now don't we? lmao  8)

Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: zammer on October 18, 2015, 03:29:27 PM
I'm happy the good lord trusted me to raise a boy into a man :)

Not that there is anything wrong with your current sig, but if ya were ever thinking of changing it up... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Jack's first hatchet, new cook kit, hanging and relaxing
Post by: PetrifiedWood on October 28, 2015, 12:26:20 AM
Looks like you both had a blast!

The little alcohol burner is neat. I have seen the wick priming method used before. It's a solid concept and better than a priming tray which is prone to spilling.