Eastern/Midcoast/Mid Maine meet up...

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  1. x39

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    Mainewoods and I have scheduled a meet up at the Baker Brook campsite of the Great Pond Mountain Conservancy in Orland (just west of Ellsworth) on Sunday, February 5 at 9:00 am. Access is from the North Gate parking area on Bald Mountain Road, and it is about a .7 mile walk to the site. Map here:
    http://greatpondtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/WildlandsMapSm.2016Rev.2.pdf
    We'll be having a fire, cooking some food (bring enough for yourself or to share if you like), and will spend the day hanging out and palavering about gear, skills, and what have you. We have to supply our own fire wood, so if you feel like bringing a log or two, that would be good. It's winter in Maine, so if the weather really sucks, use your good judgment. Feel free to PM me with questions.
     
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    Outstanding ! All are Welcome. Please be free to pm me .
     
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    Does Pond Mountain allow fire wood gathering on site?
     
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    We'll have to lug our own, but I'm sure we can gather smaller stuff to make friction fire sets, etc.
     
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    On page two of the link it says no collection of green plant matter.
     
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    I may be giving them a call in the next few days.
     
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    We'll have to confine ourselves to brown plant matter.
     
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    Fowler from Alone has joined bcusa. Perhaps an invite.
     
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    Cool, absolutely!
     
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    That sounds fun not all that from me ill be there if i can even if its for a few hours.
     
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    Excellent, looking forward to meeting you.
     
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    Bump
     
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    This is on Super Bowl Sunday, isn't it? :p
     
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    I'll be there provided no further acts of God occur. Looking forward to it.
     
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    It'll give folks something to do before the game starts. ;)
     
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    Cool, looking forward to seeing you and hearing about your adventures!
     
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    You boys mind if I come down? Think I have the day off. Can't bring wood across the border but if ya need anything else.
     
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    Yeah man, by all means join us! Sounds like we've got a good crew showing up so far. Bring whatever you want to share as far as gear, food, skills, etc. See ya there!
     
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    Okay, so we're a week out. The long range weather forecast looks quite favorable. From this end of the state, as it stands now Bad Little Falls, our friends Stim Wilcox, and Steve (who like me, has few redeeming qualities other than being decrepit woods bum. Well, come to think of it, he probably has more redeeming qualities than I do...), and I will be there. Stim is a well known bowyer and author of "The Art of Making Selfbows". He's agreed to do his "hatchet bow" demonstration, basically making a bow capable of killing a deer from a stick in 30 minutes. Knowing Bad Little Falls I'm sure he will bring along new and unexpected ways to set fire to things. I'm planning on bringing along a pot of moose chili, and assorted junk for show and tell, such as a Garberg and the controversial Sportsmans Guide Puukko. I'm going to try to do a recce this week, and will post conditions if that works out. If everyone would bring along a log or two, that would be good as there is no firewood on site. Depending on how things work out, there might be one or two more from the downeast area attending. Looking forward to seeing as many Mainers (and Canadians Finner!) as possible there.
     
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    I'll be there. I'll bring some wood, probably some food, but please let me know if yall need anything from the sunny southern mid-coast. -ycritd
     
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    I'm bring bacon and bannock mix (dry mix) plain and cinnamon.also 2 gals of water. Going to see about some wood has well. I'll be sore on my right foot . Fight a health issue. Will be there . Hope to see you all there!
     
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    Some locally grown avocados would be good.
     
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    Don't kill yourself if you're hurt. I'm going to arrange either sleds or heavy duty wagon to lug heavy stuff in with depending on conditions.
     
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    Don't I wish. I can buy some locally, at least...
     
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    @x39 Wood ? I'm bring (2) Gals of spring water, (2) Bacon and a few bannock mix I'll make up. Needed folks to bring they only own ratting gear. Some coffee and tea too would be nice .
     
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    Yeah, I was primarily thinking wood, but we'll work together on the heavy bulky stuff either way.
     
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    Getting back from PEI late Saturday night so I will grab a few hours shut eye and head down. I'll bring some grub for sure. Looking forward to it
     
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    Health reasons I'll be not making it. I hope all goes good and enjoy. I'm really down about it. Just no way I could drive or walk into the area. Sorry to miss you all :(
     
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    There will be a next time, catch ya then. Hope you feel better soon.
     
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    Thank you Larry. Need to heal and rest. Please get pics ok .
     
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    No worries, pictures and a full report you can count on. Next best thing to being there!
     
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    Looks like we will squeeze it in before a little snow.
     
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    Here's the latest. As it stands right now I expect about a dozen folks to show. I was in the meet area today and did a drive-by on the trail head. Ample parking by the gate, with an overflow lot about fifty yards east of the trail head. There appears to be about 2" of snow on the ground, with temperatures expected to remain below freezing and no precipitation in the forecast, I don't expect much change between now and then. Should make pulling a sled in easy. Several of the folks I've communicated with are bringing dishes to share, but remember, ultimately you are responsible for keeping yourself fed, hydrated, and warm. Something to sit on would probably be a good idea. When I get there I'll put up a few cardboard "BCUSA" signs with directional arrows to the site. Bear in mind, this is carry in, carry out. I'll bring a contractor bag and do a walk through at the end of the day. See you there.
     
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    Well boys, no PEI or Maine for me.... Can't say no to three days of overtime. Please keep me in the loop for next time. Have a blast
     
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    Hi Finner, will do. Pencil in July 22/23 for the Puckerbrush Primitive Festival 2017 Puckerbrush Primitive Festival, JULY 22-23 in Columbia, about an hour from St. Stephens. I'm one of the organizers of the event, and we stand to see a substantial expansion this year. Will know more the week of Feb. 20. Also, if you like to shoot, Feb. 18 there's the Frozen Mosins event, also in Columbia. Don't worry about bringing a rifle, we've got loaners... 2017 Frozen Mosin
     
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    Sounds awesome. Definitely noted. Thanks
     
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    Man that primitive festival looks right up my alley. I'll be there without a doubt. As far as the shoot goes, I'm a handgun instructor for law enforcement up here, so the last thing I want to do on a day off is hit the range! Ha
     
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    Hey man, a map won't load on my comp, so I'll just have to wing it getting there tomorrow.
    PMed you my number, shouldn't be too late getting there.
     
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    Sorry to miss You all . My Health is not go. Been in bed for 5 day plus. Going to the Doctor's Monday. Again I m sorry I could not make it. I feel bad about it. Please enjoy and take pics .
     
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    Hi,

    I joined this form about a year ago, & didn't post until today in the intro thread. I just missed this event!

    I'm interested in any kind of gathering in Maine, or other New England states.

    Thanks,

    Mark
     
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    The 2017 Puckerbrush Primitive festival will be held July 22-23, in Columbia, Maine. Keep an eye on the "Events" forum for more information in the not too distant future, meanwhile, check it out here.... 2017 Puckerbrush Primitive Festival, JULY 22-23
     
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    Very much looking forward to that festival
     
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