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Overnighter with Some Buddies - Nov. 2014
« on: November 10, 2014, 10:20:54 PM »
After two weeks of running ourselves ragged 6 days a week we decided to take a Monday off and reward ourselves with a relaxing camp out.

I wanted to get down to my Dad's land before deer season started so that was the spot we chose. The weather was incredible: 60 on Sunday and 65 today.


We're just a little hike from the Bourbeuse River, but we didn't make it all the way down there this time.


Same hammock setup as last time.


After goofing around camp and doing some target practice, we were ready to eat. Hobo stew on the menu. Whatever everyone brought went in the pot. Kielbasa, ham, hot links, taters, tomatoes, brussel sprouts, onions, corn, etc.


My first time constructing one of these pot-hanger setups. I always wanted to make one. Does anybody know if there's an official name for this?







My Dad came out for the day but left before the whisky-fueled debauchery really got into full swing. >:D


We let the stew 'stew' for quite a while. The temperature was dropping and we were getting impatient.


It was incredible! I could go for some now. :drool:


Hunger satiated, we talked deep into the night. A good time was had by all.


Morning came and we were feeling a bit 'rough.' A hearty breakfast was in order.


Spam 'n' eggs and coffee: fixed me right up. Just what the doctor ordered.


We enjoyed the morning by the fire, walked around the property a little, and figured out what to do with the 3 eggs we had leftover:

My camera has a slow-mo, 200 fps video mode that I hadn't really played with yet. Quality's not too great, but it sure was satisfying to watch the instant replay right after shooting.


Well, that's it, guys. Hope you're all getting out and enjoying some time out-of-doors, too. I find I have to fight for it more and more these days.
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Re: Overnighter with Some Buddies - Nov. 2014
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2014, 10:39:34 PM »
Looks like good times. Thanks for sharing. The slo-mo video is pretty cool!


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Re: Overnighter with Some Buddies - Nov. 2014
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2014, 07:36:38 AM »
  Nice to see that you & some buddies had the chance to get out in some nice weather!
:thumbsup:


 Pretty cool to see the eggs get scrambled too! Kinda hard to cook though. LOL
;)


That "crane" system you asked about. I have heard it called a lot of things from a "high bar" crane, a "cross bar" crane & a "spit" crane. ", even heard it called a "pot bar". I am sure there are other names that I have heard and can't remember right now, & likely someone here will have other names for it. But those are just a few that come to mind right now.
:)


  Anyway, thanks for taking the time to share your outing with us here!
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Re: Overnighter with Some Buddies - Nov. 2014
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2014, 07:50:09 AM »
Hey D, that was another AWESOME trip report! Thanks for taking the time to snap some pics and post it up!

You guys look like you had a GREAT time!

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Re: Overnighter with Some Buddies - Nov. 2014
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2014, 07:52:31 AM »
Great post and pics
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Re: Overnighter with Some Buddies - Nov. 2014
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2014, 09:26:58 AM »
Good stuff, some good eats there...thanks for sharing the pics  :cheers:
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Re: Overnighter with Some Buddies - Nov. 2014
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2014, 10:15:15 AM »
Good report Diogenes.  I didn't see Finn along on this one though. :( 
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Re: Overnighter with Some Buddies - Nov. 2014
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2014, 04:54:33 PM »
Good report Diogenes.  I didn't see Finn along on this one though. :(

Thanks! LOL. Finn stayed home and kept his Mama company. Sorry about that.

As consolation, here's a pic from our last trip:  ;)
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Re: Overnighter with Some Buddies - Nov. 2014
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2014, 05:08:04 PM »
Good times and good food.  That's all you need right there!
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Re: Overnighter with Some Buddies - Nov. 2014
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2014, 06:11:13 PM »
Really liked the pics and that camp looked like a comfy place to hang.