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Offline bearthedog

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Frozen Jambalaya Last Snow Trip
« on: February 23, 2017, 08:57:08 AM »
Last snow of the winter, so it seems. Although cold temperatures are still looming, the snow is just about all gone, except for some odd patches. Last week looked like a full-on winter wonderland, while today it?s but a memory.


The worst part is the ice that forms after a few days?making me feel like Bambi on ice, yet less graceful?





I like a log-cabin style fire lay when the ground is damp. It competes less with the moisture and cold ground by putting the kindling and fuel above the dampness. It can also be used as a quick way of boiling water while a coal base is being developed.


Around my camp space, the slick ice needed to be broken up enough so I wouldn?t slip?I used my small hatchet I keep all year around at the camp.



Jambalaya was on the menu?




While the food cooked, I tried to adjust my tarp from the stretching it suffered after a heavy snow, but the lines were just too frozen!







Food?as it should be done!






Finnish Trio


Snow can be used to scrub utensils?




Once the fire have died down and the coals utilized, it was easy to have a small fire off to one side and cook bacon and sausages over the coals.














Peruvian Alpaca Wool head wrap. Hat and scarf in one?







-RB



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Re: Frozen Jambalaya Last Snow Trip
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 09:41:02 AM »
That looks like a terrific outing, bearthedog!  Thanks for taking us with you.

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Re: Frozen Jambalaya Last Snow Trip
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 01:10:42 PM »
Thanks Bear.  I like the fire, do that myself once in awhile.  You eat well at your camp and the chopsticks are a nice touch. 

That Peruvian head wrap is pretty neat.  What about the hooded garment you are wearing in the photo where you are kneeling in front of the fire?   That looks pretty useful.
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Re: Frozen Jambalaya Last Snow Trip
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2017, 01:50:28 PM »
Thank you sir.
Yes, the hooded thing is a Mexican Style Poncho. It is 100% acrylic so it dries faster than cotton. It is loose for layering underneath (base, fleece) and has a front, kangaroo style pouch! I see young kids in Canada and New England wearing them.

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Re: Frozen Jambalaya Last Snow Trip
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2017, 02:11:21 PM »
Thanks Bear   :cheers:
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Re: Frozen Jambalaya Last Snow Trip
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2017, 08:28:50 AM »
Awesome! Loved the pics. Looks like an excellent time.
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Re: Frozen Jambalaya Last Snow Trip
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2017, 09:30:09 AM »
Did someone say jambalaya?  8)

Looks like fun!

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Re: Frozen Jambalaya Last Snow Trip
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2017, 10:53:15 AM »
Nice photo-essay, Bear.  I have one of those Wood Jewel knives too.  What kind of Hot Sauce do you favor?
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Re: Frozen Jambalaya Last Snow Trip
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2017, 11:36:31 AM »
We have an alpaca farm nearby. They said their wool is far superior to wool. Do you think so? I like it.
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