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Offline bearthedog

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Spring Nor?easter Storm Damage, woods roaming, gear, food and camp

Lately on the East we?ve been getting hit by these late winter/early spring snow storms. In my area of NJ there has been a lot of tree damage in the cities and woods. As of now, another one is hitting and my flight to Georgia was just canceled. It is expected to get worse, but it really is a good time to get outside, as there are even less people!

























Amazing how a small weather blanket tarp is sufficient for wind-blown snow.















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Re: Spring Nor?easter Storm Damage, woods roaming, gear, food and camp
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2018, 07:29:30 PM »


Most of the dry wood is under snow, so the tedious sawing and splitting was necessary.






Mechanics key chain to use on my belt as a dangler because I never wear a belt!



Burtonsville Rig over the Hobo-Stove




Helped a friend build his camp


I keep this Smith?s sharpener in my camp for touch-ups


Snack for camp (eggs, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, cheese)



Peruvian Cookies. One of the first things I do when I arrive in Peru is get some Inca Kola and Casino mint cookies


Today!


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Re: Spring Nor?easter Storm Damage, woods roaming, gear, food and camp
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2018, 07:50:03 PM »
What's up with all these guys not wearing a belt? Well, at least  two on the forum.

Maybe I used them wrong - had that key ring unscrew more than once.

Too bad about the flight. I like that fallen tree or limb with the long split.
Pics make me snow jealous.
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Re: Spring Nor?easter Storm Damage, woods roaming, gear, food and camp
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2018, 07:56:58 AM »
That's the best testament photo of a lean to ever. A lot of folks don't realize the many different types of snow. Just frozen rain right? NO. There are all kinds of snow. This stuff is very wet heavy and extremely packy. For example a small snowball of this stuff will instantly turn to hard packed ice.

The heavy weight makes the trees come down. No wind needed often times.

I took last night off. A lot of our drivers made it to PA but couldn't get back because of road closures.


This nite ize carabiner key chain has a flat top. It makes a great dangler because it doesn't try to fold up and cut onto the belt loop on the sheath. I climbed on and off the tractor 50 times while wearing this. It didn't get in the way or catch on anything.

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Re: Spring Nor?easter Storm Damage, woods roaming, gear, food and camp
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2018, 08:00:56 AM »
That's the best testament photo of a lean to ever. A lot of folks don't realize the many different types of snow. Just frozen rain right? NO. There are all kinds of snow. This stuff is very wet heavy and extremely packy. For example a small snowball of this stuff will instantly turn to hard packed ice.

The heavy weight makes the trees come down. No wind needed often times.

I took last night off. A lot of our drivers made it to PA but couldn't get back because of road closures.
Yes sir. Glad you made it just fine. We are getting it now in North NJ. The weight of snow is devastating, I am surprised my little All-Weather Blanket made it through 3 of these snow storms, as well as the lean-to.

-RB