Wet, Cold, and...

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  1. Kerri

    Kerri úlfheðnar Hobbyist Bushclass I

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    Had a great time. had to try a few things out in this weather such as how does just the shelter half work when its pouring out and how heavy will that sucker be after its soaked. I also worked on my fire in the rain, me bein retarded got to busy to take a lot of pictures so once again I cant count it for my hard woodsmens tab challenges.

    started out heavy as all get out, Just the way I dig it haha
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    Cody was having a great time running around in the rain
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    By the time I got to where I was going the rain was coming down something fierce and I was soaked and gettin cold so first order of business was to get the tent up. One of the downfalls of using natural material around you for setting up shelters is your out gettin soaked for a while before you can fix it up. G.R. making tent stakes
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    Cut down a dead standing pine with the buck saw and used the Z-SERE to bust it all up
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    Cody guarding the prep
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    first go... fail
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    second go... fail
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    third try was a go, and I quickly got the bannock and coffee goin
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    My wet home for most of the morning
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    Wish I wouldve gotten more pics for yall but I was busy being wet and cold and workin towards not being so wet and cold haha

    by the way a wet shelter half aint that heavy haha

    Thanks for looking
     
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  2. Leif

    Leif Staff Staff Member Super Moderator Vendor Bushclass I Bushclass Instructor

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    Well done man!
     
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    Guy Founder Staff Member Administrator Vendor

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    You are doer, that is for sure. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Glad you got out. Did you have any leaking with the shelter half?
     
  5. Kerri

    Kerri úlfheðnar Hobbyist Bushclass I

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    I didnt that I noticed wich is pretty amazing since Ive had the same pair of halves since I was little theyve been goin strong for almost 20 years
     
  6. Northman242

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    Awesome Kerri!

    I am really loving those grassy woods! One of my favourite landscapes!

    Thats also a beautiful pack you got. Is it a Frost River?
     
  7. Kerri

    Kerri úlfheðnar Hobbyist Bushclass I

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    Sure is its the Frost River Isle Royale Bushcraft pack
     
  8. lookoutpoint

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    Great pics as always. Glad to see Cody gets a heavy load also.
     
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    KerriTM Great Post! Third time is always a charm:dblthumb: Good to see the Half holding up good.
     
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    Too bad Cody doesn't sit still long enough, you could use him to protect your prep..... :4:
     
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    Glad to see you and Cody had a good time even though you got wet. Pack look's great.
     
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    Going from being wet and cold to not being wet and cold IS a lot of work!

    Good you did it anyway!
     
  13. Iz

    Iz MEMBER of a BANNED Bushclass I Bushclass Instructor

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    Ha. That's why 3x the prep.
    Good job, bro.
     
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    Loving your tutorials on the shelter half! Keep then coming. Great watch!
    I can't really tell(eyes are getting old) LOL does your shelter half have the snaps?
    I just picked one up and it has the snaps. Haven't set it up yet, but am learning alot from you posts! Thanks
     
  15. Kerri

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    Yep it has snaps glad your enjoying the photos
     
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    LOL. Thanks for posting that. I haven't tried making Max carry his own gear.
     
  17. Kerri

    Kerri úlfheðnar Hobbyist Bushclass I

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    Yep having three times the prep does make it a lot less iritating when the first two trys don't stay lit
     
  18. econnofoot

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    I feel like a wuss canceling my planed trip today due to rain. Well done.
     
  19. kgd

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    Nasty weather! Nothing worse than rain this time of year! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    It's certainly best to get out and practice playing in the cold and wet when it's intentional than learning when you don't have a choice.

    Glad you and Cody had such a good thing, thanks for taking us along!
     
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    Extra points for the dog pulling his weight! If there isn't already, I would like to see a thread just for pack dogs & goats.
     
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    congrats on another fine outing, Kerri!

    that Turley is just SU-PERB! :)
     
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    thanks for putting that tarp to the test kerri!
    i noticed you had to get more of a slant by dropping it down some.
    good stuff amigo!...woods
     
  24. Kerri

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    Yup the rain was coming straight down so I lowered it giving more floor space for us to hunker down into
     
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    Thanks for showing how its done, once again.
     
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    Great job bro. Wet is hard to work in.
     
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    Looks like a good trip in spite of the rain, but you know, those trips where things the weather doesn't cooperate and you are wet and cold? Those are the trips that I remember and recall most fondly later...
     
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    Good job getting it done in less than stellar conditions. Thats what it's all about
     
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    Pup looks like he was having fun
     

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