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Offline Mannlicher

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Mannlicher and Mad Max in camp
« on: April 20, 2018, 01:53:13 PM »
boy we picked a great time to camp in the Ocala NF.   Perfect weather.  Deserted campground.  Nutty camp hosts,  insane women in the dark.  What fun!
We ate well.  Venison burgers,  bratwursts,  peach cobbler and a lot of other delicious meals.  We cut firewood, harvested fatwood,  hiked and sat on our butts.   :)
The road in

group pic

our camp

sunset

wild bees

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Re: Mannlicher and Mad Max in camp
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2018, 02:38:18 PM »
Our humble abodes.





Sunrise.



In a confusing jumble of roads this tries to steer people away from a road that WILL get a 2 wd stuck.  It doesn't work.



Mist on the prairie.



woof



Bat house.


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Re: Mannlicher and Mad Max in camp
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2018, 02:46:16 PM »
I pointed out one of my fatwood honey holes to Tony.  We harvested some killer stuff two times.  There is still a ton left

Re that forest service sign.  Camp host said they had to call an off road recovery vehicle to rescue 9 campers last year, and already 6 this year.  These back roads in the Ocala NF are NOT for cars, two wheel drive trucks, or AWD vehicles.  They just can't handle the soft sand, deep ruts and washboard effect

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Re: Mannlicher and Mad Max in camp
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2018, 03:09:46 PM »
Great stuff!  You guys had it made in the shade!
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Re: Mannlicher and Mad Max in camp
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2018, 03:23:40 PM »
Sounds like you guy's had a great time. Location looks perfect. Even before you mentioned it, after seeing that first picture of the sugar sand road in, my first thought was, no way the Camry would make it down that road, that's 4Runner material. I do want to hear more about the insane women in the dark thought.

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Re: Mannlicher and Mad Max in camp
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2018, 04:35:50 AM »
Wednesday night, just after dark,  a SUV cruised through the campground.  It  stopped a few times where I could not see it, and then parked at the point of the little peninsula that the campground is on.  Camp host on his scooter followed her.  The two of them got into a heated argument about her not supposed to be there, and that she parked blocking the road. 
The woman driving turned very abusive,  cursing and yelling at the camp host.  He finally took a picture of her tag and left to call it in.  After another 15 min,  she finally left.    I did see her have a handgun ,  and see her toss in into the SUV window when the camp host identified himself.   I was 10 feet away in the woods, next to an oak tree, with my Springfield .45 with the 600 lumen Surefire light.  I was sure she was going to shoot the camp host.  Thankfully nothing untoward happened.  Neither of them saw me.
Tony and max slept through it all.   :)

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Re: Mannlicher and Mad Max in camp
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2018, 05:01:15 AM »
... moral of the story.  Give Max and Tony early morning camp watch.  Not evenng.
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Re: Mannlicher and Mad Max in camp
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2018, 06:28:31 AM »
... moral of the story.  Give Max and Tony early morning camp watch.  Not evenng.


proving that the old adage of "early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise"  is questionable.   laughing

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Re: Mannlicher and Mad Max in camp
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2018, 06:53:45 AM »
I'm just glad you didn't shoot those Sandhill Cranes that woke you up everyday.
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Re: Mannlicher and Mad Max in camp
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2018, 06:14:06 PM »
Sam I got to get up there an run those trails with you. See how the old Cherokee does.
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Re: Mannlicher and Mad Max in camp
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2018, 07:21:26 AM »
should be a piece of cake.  We can always run some trails up in the Osceola NF also,  if you are still working up in that area.  I know the place pretty well.

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Re: Mannlicher and Mad Max in camp
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2018, 07:34:31 AM »
Looks like good times - except for the gal with the gun part. Great pics, Thanks for sharing.
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