2017 BCUSA TN. Winter Bushcraft Meet- Feb 23rd through Feb 27th

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  1. DCPugh

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    Heck this time I want a shot at the big boy and maybe I'll bring a few more toys
     
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    Cool, we love big boy toys! :4:
     
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    [QUOTE


    You're in luck... @tennecedar is bringing it back for the Feb meet... but I bet you'll get to keep lefty. :dblthumb:[/QUOTE]

    Awesome, the key word is almost:58::eek:
     
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    Awesome, the key word is almost:58::eek:[/QUOTE]

    Hehehehe :dblthumb:
     
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    This old fat man from west KY is in. See if I can dig up another body to tag along. Any dealers planning on showing up?
     
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    Might be a bit of a pipe dream, but I am thinking of coming to this on the motorcycle. It would be a neat trip and great to meet some of you folks!

    Is the spot you are thinking of hammock friendly or better for a tent?
     
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    I may bring a loud toy or two, or three or four.. :)
     
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    it is either one, chris. bottom land, lots of trees, lots of flat. weather as apt to be clear and coolish as it is windy, cloudy and coldish, as it is 65F and no wind ...
     
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    Interested, as I'm hoping to hang too!
     
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    plenty o' trees for hanging ...
     
  11. T. Pollock

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    Awesome! No vendors yet that I'm aware of planning to attend but just about everyone will be bringing extra gear for a swap & shop/trade blanket whatever the right term is.

    That would be awesome brother, I'd love to meet you and spend some woods time & fellowship together! As Paul said there is plenty of open flat ground for tents or tarps and plenty of trees for hammock camping as well. Fishing in the river and small game hunting on the property too.

    Cool, the more the merrier! :4:
     
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    If I'm not mistaken @oldbow being from Kentucky now puts us at 12 states that will be represented at the meet and if @Pastor Chris gets to make it that would put us at 13 states! WOW!!! :4: :dblthumb:
     
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  13. T. Pollock

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    I'll post some video here from the other meets so that you guys thinking of attending can see some of the area.
    There's also lots of photos of the area from the fall meet back in Oct in this thread.
    The 2016 Second Annual (Fall) Dirt Time In TN Meet


    Slide show of last falls meet.


    Directions video. You can skip to 8:15 to see the property.


    There's a little footage of the river in this one.


    The base camp for this years meet will be in a different location but still on the same property and general area close to the river.
     
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    I'm getting really excited about this!
     
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    Me Too :4: this is going to be one heck of a meet!!!
     
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    excellent fishing in the buffalo, if you've a mind to wade a bit. i'd like to see someone set some lines at night for catfish ...
     
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    I missed out on the fish over the fire last time so I'd love to see a bunch caught and cooked... yum yum.
     
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    I'm planning on setting some YO-YO reels and maybe some limb lines. I didn't get to fish the last time and want to see what all we can put over the fire.
     
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    Cool, I've never seen a Yo Yo reel in person so it'd be really neat to see them in operation.
    Fresh meat on the fire... now that's what I'm talkin' bout! :4:

    Remember guys I'm newer at this than most so any gear you bring I'll likely be totally fascinated by... bring all ya can haul! :51: No outdoor gear stores anywhere near me that I can visit like many of you, so I have to get my gear jollies at the meets. LOL :dblthumb:
     
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  20. Paul Foreman

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    somebody needs to bring a big frying pan, cornmeal, zatarain's seasoning and frying oil for the fish to be caught ...
     
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    I'll bring the cast iron. Skillets and dutch ovens. I'll make biscuits for breakfast or at least try to.
     
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    i will try to remember to bring a fillet knife this time. it'll make filleting fish a bit easier ... :)
     
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    I'll bring a skillet and a Dutch oven as well.
     
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    I'll have more than one iron skillet there, a griddle and a 6 qt camp dutch oven.
     
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    What kind of fish are caught there? I have several different rods and a bunch of tackle, but I'm gonna try to avoid bringing everything.

    If squirrel hunting is an option, I'll come prepared for that as well. I love the idea of catching some of our own food.
     
  26. Paul Foreman

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    bass, red-eye perch (black perch), catfish, bream. ultra-light tackle with small spinner baits worked well in october on bass and perch ...
     
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    Tim, what is it gear-wise that you are interested in? I have tarps, shelters and hammock gear (a few :54:), metal bottles, cook gear, and stoves (more than a few :11:), knives, axes, and saws, and of course, wool blankets like we already discussed. I'll be bringing all this for my trade blanket but you get first dibs...
     
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    I'll bring Zatarain's seasoning.
     
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    Thank you Paul, he answered better than I could have on the types of fish. Yes sir, you'll be welcome to squirrel hunt.
     
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    I'm curious to try squirrel!
     
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    Thanks brother! I'm pretty well covered on tarps & shelter. I'd love to see some cook gear & stoves MSR, Firebox, Bushbox, anything wool, sharps of any kind are always super cool. :dblthumb: Nothing in particular that I'm in need of really I just love to see all different kinds of gear. I'll be paying close attention to what everyone uses for winter hammock gear since I just got my first hammock but don't have any winter gear for it and need to learn what works. It's all good! :4:
     
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    Shouldn't be any problem to come up with a few to throw on the fire.
     
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    Squirrel is delicious. I know a lot of folks look at them like rats, but they are NOT garbage eaters, they eat nothing but nuts and plants. The only issue I have ever had with squirrel is that early season ones sometimes have botfly larva under there skin. If your not expecting that, it will freak you out a bit.
     
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    squirrel be very good baked ...
     
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    It's been years since I've ate any but we use to have it all the time when I was still hunting. Around here they use to call the larva in squirrels wolves, not sure why. By Feb that shouldn't be any problem though.
     
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    yeah, we call them 'wolves' or 'worvels', but I'm pretty sure they are really botfly/blowfly larva. Deer get them too, they get them in their noses and such as well as under their hide. Gross little beastys. Apparently, they get em in caribou up north too, under their hide, but they are a local/native delicacy. I'd have to be pretty dadgum hungry to eat one.
     
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    I don't plan to cook a community meal as I've done at the last two meets so that I'll have more free time to fellowship with everyone. If anyone else would like to cook a community meal for the group you are more than welcome to do so though. Everyone should be sure to bring enough food for yourself and those that may come with you but if anyone runs out of anything it's only a 15 minute drive to wally world. If you guys would like to do a group effort meal that's something we might could do. Or if anyone would like to cook anything to share that's cool and usually happens anyway. It's a very laid back and relaxing atmosphere of fun & fellowship in the woods.

    ETA:
    I try to remember to put any kind of announcement type post in bold guys just to be sure everyone catches that type of info but I'll put together a list of details before the meet.
     
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    Hehehehe yeah me too!
     
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    Aw c'mon- consider it a challenge!
     
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    I ate squirrel last week. Took my 3 year old hunting for his first time. Went to a really good place, squirrels everywhere, but with a loud 3 year old and not much time, we only got 3. ;) Enough to fry with gravy and biscuits.

    I've never had any baked @Paul Foreman. I'd like to try that.

    We will definitely put out some trotlines at night for cats.
     
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    hey woodman, here's a baked squirrel recipe, easy as pie. figure on using a large pyrex baking dish. HALF cook enough rice to make a nice bed in the pyrex dish. lay squirrel quarters a couple of inches apart on top of the rice bed; salt and pepper the quarters. cover the squirrels/rice with a can or two of cream of mushrooom soup. put a pat of real butter on top of each quarter. bake at 350F until rice and squirrel are done. squirrel will be way tender, just about fall of the bone. fried squirrel is too tough for me ...
     
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    fat old man, that modified BK 15 was just a little bit too wide to make pretty fillets. it did do the job, though ... :)
     
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    I tried a squirrel on the grill this year, it was so tough my dog couldn't even chew it!
     
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    Reminds me of Grandpa from HeeHaw or Granny from The Beverly Hillbilies naming off all the vittles for supper... Yum Yum... Y'all are making me hungry! :4:

    This meet is going to be soooo much fun!!!
     
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    Is this still on?? I would like to see if I can make it this time. My wife's Dad lives about an hour northwest there so I can drop her off to visit family while I go hang out in the woods for a few days. Of course, she may have to find her own way back if this thing goes overtime....lol
    And what do we bring as far as gear, food, guns, whatever else????
     
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    Yes sir it's still on and we'd love it if you could join us! Just whatever gear and food you'd need to hang out in the woods for a few days. We'll have hunting, fishing, cooking and a shooting range set up. It'll be a blast!!!
     
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    I just sent @RangerJoe a message to ask if he and some of his friends from up that way could possibly make it. I know it's a long shot and it would be a super long ways for them to travel but thought... what the heck, I'll ask anyway! :dblthumb:
     
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    Any individual gear you need to survive for a few days outdoors, plus any that you want to play with, show off or trade / sell.
    Food you will need to avoid starvation, plus a little extra if you have something you want to share.
    Any guns you want to shoot or show off, maybe a little extra ammo if you are willing to share and try others stuff.

    I'll let Mr Pollock answer the last. :p
     
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    We're somewhere around 13-14 states now that plan on attending so why not try for another country too!!! :4:

    Lets make this the biggest BCUSA Bushcraft Bang to date guys! :dblthumb:
     
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    Thank you brother, very well put and much better than my attempt to answer!!!
    Remember guys, my brain doesn't work as well as it use to wording things since I fried it with electricity :8: LOL but I promise I'm still a good dude! :dblthumb: Pretty sure all those that have already met me at the other meets will vouch for me.;)
     
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