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With a little break in the rain I decided to stay in the camp building some more chairs, a bench and another small table. The camp is lively, lots of squirrels, chipmunks and birds, all peeking in from time to time to catch a peak at what all the ruckus is.



I spent the last few days in my Bum camp, practicing?bum skills.
I had a new tomahawk from H&B Forge (Boy?s Hawk) that I was doing a review on. It is a good ?summer hawk? for light splitting while making kindling, and crafting. Perfect for keeping a Hobo stove going!
The weather was mild, I slept in just my base layer, hiking pants, and fleece ? ounce beanie, and burned a long-fire for warmth?no blanket, sleeping bag or quilt.
The water in the creeks was running steadily and in my camp I could sleep to the sound of the slow gurgling creek about 20 meters away.



The trail gave me gifts along the way?


Birch and poplar bark?






I quickly unpacked and got to work?





Red Beans & rice was on the menu?with sausage!



I made a coffee can Hobo-Stove



It?s good practice to eat at least 30 meters from your camp. This will help keep animals out of the main camp?I hope! I made another quick woods stool for eating and watching over the woods. It was made with poplar wood and bark.









French Vanilla Cappuccino Desert!



I went after some big logs for night wood, it was too big for the Fiskars bow saw, but a little creativity and it worked out.







New H&B Forge Boy?s Hawk!



Only .8 lbs, with about an 8ounce head.



It was time for a new handle for my hobo frying pan?





Made a new small table for kitchen things?





Left hand sawing is good to practice for right handers. It improves the speed in which you can cut through a log and is good to be able to saw using your less dominant hand, especially in case of injury.






Peeper?







Coals for roasting (with potatoes in the embers) and a small fire for boiling!



Cajun rice and luncheon meat?



Bum bench (raised bed)







The bedroom?



Handy tools?





Small Boy?s Hawk






Hike to a small brook!

















Offline wsdstan

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Great trip I would say.

Nothing like red beans and rice with good sausage. 
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns  something he can learn in no other way. 
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Great trip I would say.

Nothing like red beans and rice with good sausage.

What kind of sausage do you recommend for RB&R?

-RB

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Andouille Sausage - Cajun just like the RB & R.
I guess he'd rather be in Colorado.
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Nice looking blade set. Do you ever see evidence of, or others camping there the way you guys do?
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Andouille Sausage - Cajun just like the RB & R.

Ok, I will look out for it. I had some polish sausage on hand, so...I used what I had.

-RB

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Nice looking blade set. Do you ever see evidence of, or others camping there the way you guys do?

I've seen some structures and chairs out in these woods, but never full on like a woodcrafter's camp, not like this.

-RB

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Great trip I would say.

Nothing like red beans and rice with good sausage.

What kind of sausage do you recommend for RB&R?

-RB

I like Kielbasa the best although QC mentions Andouille and I have had that too.  Kielbasa sausage would be my first choice though.  I have also had it with pork breakfast sausage and its good.  I think the truth is just about any sausage you like is going to be great with RBR. 
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:thumbsup: Now that's some healthy grub :drool:. Calories, carbs, and some protein on the side :)

Sweet, I've been looking at purchasing an H&B Boy's tomahawk for awhile - I look forward to your review :D
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Nice to see your having some fun & enjoying the time out in the sticks!
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I am wondering on this pic, since it didn't have a caption...

lil brown bat, or maybe mouse? Looks too small, compared to the sausage, to be chipmunk/streaky gopher.


Wild edibles.  MMmmmm.Good...
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  Nice that ya took the time to share the pics & narration with everyone! Good to see folks getting out & spending time in the woods! Even just alone.
:)


 Thanks much for sharing!
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:)

I love being out in the woods!   I like this quote from Mors Kochanski - "The more you know, the less you carry". I believe in the same creed, & think  "Knowledge & honed skills" are the best things to carry with ya when you're out in the wilds. They're the ultimate "ultralight" gear! ;)

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:thumbsup: Now that's some healthy grub :drool:. Calories, carbs, and some protein on the side :)

Sweet, I've been looking at purchasing an H&B Boy's tomahawk for awhile - I look forward to your review :D

The review will be in one of the magazines I write for, most likely Knives Illustrated.

-RB

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Great trip I would say.

Nothing like red beans and rice with good sausage.

What kind of sausage do you recommend for RB&R?

-RB

I like Kielbasa the best although QC mentions Andouille and I have had that too.  Kielbasa sausage would be my first choice though.  I have also had it with pork breakfast sausage and its good.  I think the truth is just about any sausage you like is going to be great with RBR.

I used Kielbasa, it was good.

-RB

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Nice to see your having some fun & enjoying the time out in the sticks!
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I am wondering on this pic, since it didn't have a caption...

lil brown bat, or maybe mouse? Looks too small, compared to the sausage, to be chipmunk/streaky gopher.


Wild edibles.  MMmmmm.Good...
;)


  Nice that ya took the time to share the pics & narration with everyone! Good to see folks getting out & spending time in the woods! Even just alone.
:)


 Thanks much for sharing!
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:)

Thanks for reading, glad you liked it.

-RB

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maybe it's a grey squirrel or spam expertly carved to look like one
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That would make it a "spaminal" then?
I guess he'd rather be in Colorado.
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Odd shaped chipmunk nugget!

-RB

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very nice trip report!


thanks for sharing
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Odd shaped chipmunk nugget!

-RB
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  Nice trip report,  having your own camp to get away to when you can is great,  I especially like the way you rigged your tarp.   :thumbsup:

  As others have said,  I like your choice of cutting tools for this trip,  Not sure whether your knife is a MP or ML make,  but my favorite bush knife design has always been a Kephart,  I've never met a H&B knife or hawk that I didn't like,  your Boy's hawk is actually H&B's small Shawnee design,  I have one also and it's always performed well.

  As for Sausage,  like Stan I prefer Polish Kielbasa as well,  I get mine from a local Polish Deli, they make their own and it's fantastic,  the one I get is double smoked and will keep without refrigeration for the better part of a week or more if kept in the shade,  and because it's smoked it can be eaten without any further cooking,  you might want to check on any local polish markets in your area to see if they have a similar sausage.

  Happy Bush Bumming.    :camp:

  BTW,  you stll haven't told us what the creature is that you have roasting on the skewer over the coals ?
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  BTW,  you stll haven't told us what the creature is that you have roasting on the skewer over the coals ?

Odd shaped chipmunk nugget!

-RB
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  BTW,  you stll haven't told us what the creature is that you have roasting on the skewer over the coals ?

Odd shaped chipmunk nugget!

-RB

  Thanks, missed that.    :thumbsup:
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Thank you for the kind words Moe, nice to see someone appreciate all the woodcraft stuff.

I also like H&B Forge, been three years I've been using them.

Yes, Chipmunk it was. Trap was set for a squirrel, but you eat what you get, no waste.

-RB