2017 Hill Country Bushcraft Rendezvous

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  1. The Woodsrunner

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    It was fantastic meeting y’all!
    @Mr.Black
    Thank you SO much for the gifts and taking time to talk and show my buddy and I the Tracker ways. Let me know if you ever get up to Ohio, after the next couple months,

    @badger claw
    Thanks for hosting man! The meet was superb and your product excellent. That dangler carabiner doojiggy is fantastic folks.

    @cellis
    Thanks for hanging out and everything. Great chatting.

    @Forestree
    Finally got to meet you man! Was a pleasure chatting and hanging out down there a bit for a break from the “goings on” AND the FATWOOD!!! No longer shall I hoard a mere couple twigs bought online, for sure.

    @Hale1
    The campfire “wisdom” was fantastic. Greeting hearing your stories.

    @Shnick
    Despite my inadequate ability to appreciate the heat, the flavor of the chili was fantastic, as well as the company, chitchat, and BSing. That epic mini Altoids tin is going stright into my belt kit.

    @Adahy pleasure meeting you man. I drifted in and out of the spoon class, with the amount of various stuff going on. But I will definitely try to get in on that kuksa class. That pocket spoon is a treasured possession of mine.

    @Smokey Radley
    Thanks for demoing that firemaking stuff and for the stove trade. Gonna have to pick up a pair of them chaps.

    @TheBeardedBurton
    Good playing and thanks for doing that Isbell for me. Great meeting you.

    Shovelman (Clay I think was his name, but I couldn’t ever remember it or his handle) just remembered the handle @fire65

    The banjo pickin dude if he is on here. Thanks!


    @BigDaddyHoss
    It was great finally meeting you and thanks again for the thermos! That will come in very handy in the hinterlands of Ohio.

    @cockeyedhunter
    Pleasure talking to you man. Your skills have always impressed me, so it was great to hang out

    @SmilinJoe thanks for the great shirt deal and the hand plane gift. Going to be restoring that baby and giving her some work.

    @aaronu
    Great meeting you, man.

    @P40 didn’t interact much with ya, but good shaking hands at least.

    @Buck
    Great meeting you, man. Glad you could come. Can’t wait to see you and Burton’s challenge vids.

    Sorry if I missed anyone.

    The sharing bacon, wisdom, “wisdom”, skills and what all was fantastic, fellows.
     
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  2. Sweeneyguy

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    WTH @Shnick Just coming here to see some cool pics and I find out my honor is at stake over a month ago?

    All this from a guy who thinks Old Bay is too spicy??
     
  3. SmilinJoe

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    Oh to have a young mind and remember all the names and handles, great job on the shout outs. It was a pleasure meeting you as well and to see the great craftsmanship you have in your tuffpossum gear, you have a bright future there.

    I would also like to thank everyone who came out to brave the 70+ degree days and the 40 to 50 degree nights, it was tough but we made it, :4:

    Thank you @badger claw, you know how to throw a shindig. My son and I and all my buds appreciate you allowing us to be a part it.

    Thank you @Adahy for The spoon and the story behind it made it more special for my birthday.
    I really enjoyed all the demonstrations as well.
    @Mr.Black's Otzi and Mt. Whitney climb , @Adahy's Spoon carving and carving tool demo, Tobin and Helm from Forged in Fire and of course Dave Canterbury had 2 demos with loads of great information. @Shnick worked full time feeding @Hale1 and anybody else who showed up with a bowl, spoon or thirsty for an adult beverage. @Jeffro hooked up the monkey bread and coffee for a poor caffeine deprived SmilinJoe. Thanks to Darrel, Scott, Jim and Brian and Johnathan of JB Knife and tool, Johnathan Deering and man so many I want to mention. I look forward to hanging out again very soon!
    It was also real cool seeing several new kids and families out at this rendezvous as well as seeing how the returning children have grown. Great to see @MoraBob his wife and son who is just as precocious as Morabob is. Glad to see so many new faces , sorry I can't recall all of you it's taken me 5 rendezvous to remember the ones I do! So keep coming back! it was great to meet you all.
    @okcmco, Alex, Kane (The banjo picker), and @The Woodsrunner's friend who I can't remember and @TheBeardedBurton, you musician type folks really are the spice to a gathering and I really enjoyed it. I made a new friend and a brother from another mother, Vincent. Thanks to him for the oilskin jacket, freakin cool! Overall it was the best Birthday weekend I've ever had. Now I'm going to bed, this old man is out!
    Joe
     
  4. The Woodsrunner

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    Ah, yes. I Couple folks I forgot.

    JB’s little companion knife is a shweeet little thing. Gonna pick me up one sometime.


    Good people. Deering cooks bacon to perfection too. The “rent” on my frying pan was heaven in ma taste buds

    And Vincent! Can’t forget him. Killer demo on the peach cobbler. Cool dude. Wish he was on BCUSA.

    Daves self mapping thing was pretty stinkin cool. Put a couple of them crooked awls of his on my Christmas wishlist.

    Yeah, the weather was rough man. Barely made it with all that cold weather gear I bought.

    Btw, who made the piecakin? Is that @Jeffro ? I wandered over there to ask badger somethin and they are like grab a plate and grab some, so I was like “ALRIGHT!”
     
  5. SmilinJoe

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    Doggonit, I missed it!? Yes, that was @Jeffro with the piecakein. My sons going to be disappointed too. Jeffro's quite the camp cook.
     
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    Awesome gathering! I have missed Bushcraft fairly heavily and finally got to go (as my young family was starting). Now that we know they can handle it, we plan on being more active again! Thanks all from the Barlow crew. Here's a few photos of the young Maverick wreaking havoc on the camp.

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    After Maverick warmed up to everyone...
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    Then Maverick hanging out with Mrs. XGenBarlow
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    After a few too many chops... Shnick finally struck... yep that's blood all over my pants...

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    And finally the farewell campfire...
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    Thanks all, from a warn out crew. Glad we could share the experience with all of y'all.

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  7. mage2

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    Hello all,
    It was again a pleasure and a honor to share a fire with all of you.
    The hospitality and camaraderie are amazing.
    Thanks to @badger claw again for getting this crazy group together.
    My oldest had a blast hanging out and meeting new people.
    I am looking forward to next year.
    BTW i got the truck issue solved, thanks for everyone all the support.


    Tim
     
  8. cockeyedhunter

    cockeyedhunter Guide Lifetime Supporter Hardwoodsman Bushclass II

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    Texas is beautiful and so are all the people I met. Thanks for making some great memories image.jpeg
     
  9. SmilinJoe

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    It was a pleasure to meet you too. Great picture too.
     
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    Hey did anyone happen to get Jeffro's Sheppard's Pie recipe?
     
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  11. Jeffro

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    I'll PM it to you in a bit
     
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    So bummed I missed this.
     
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    Haha...there's a Schnick award now for cutting yourself? That is cool to have an award named after you :4:
    Did anyone get a deer? Or a hog this year? I went to the first couple rendezvous and sure do miss it. Looked like a lot of fun.
     
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  14. SmilinJoe

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    My friend, Adrian Got a small buck. I got the hide. Someo e got a pretty good sized hog early Sat morning. It really was a great time with fabulous weather.
     
  15. Shnick

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    YES! Morabob's wife made the needlepoint part a couple years ago, I made it a leather medallion.
     
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    VIDEO IS UP!

    So many people involved in this year's event to thank, but most of all, BadgerClaw and his family for use of the land.
    See you next year!
     
  17. SmilinJoe

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    Great video Shnick, made me realize how much I missed. Thanks for putting this together and the time lapse of the sunset at the end was cool too.
     
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    Excellent video Schnick. . .as good as the waffles!!! Thanks!
     
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    Thanks for the video, Shnick. See you next year.
     
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    Nice! Video quality is superb. I sure coulda used four or five more days of that. What a great time!
     
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    Made this short video of the event, not as good as most of the others but I had fun and wanted to share some of the pics and video I got with y’all.


    P.S. This is my first attempt at video editing so future videos will get better I hope.
     
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    This was my first event, I had an incredible time.
    Met new people and I can't wait to be back.
    Thanks to Jefro and Shnick and my other new friends for feeding me too. Every time I tried to cook some of the meager stuff I brought, someone was like "here have some of this"! Was awesome.
    And I need to hit up @Jeffro for those recipes too. I am inspired to start dutch oven cooking.
    And THANK YOU @badger claw for making this happen and allowing us to enjoy your place, it was a blessing.
     
  24. Jeffro

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    Got you covered. Anytime your ready.
     
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    Somewhat off topic, I am not sure where else to ask this question.
    At the gathering, there were two things on the trade blanket that I am interested in, but I forget who had them. One was a yellow tent and the other was a ALICE pack.
    If the owners of these items are still interested in selling if they could PM me that would be awesome.
    Now back to your normal show.


    Also I forgot to call out Jeffro. Thanks again for the shepards pie and the welcome fire.

    Mods if this post is in anyway out of line, let me know.


    thanks
     
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    PM sent on Alice pack.
     
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    Smokey Radley has the tent interested in.
     
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    Can't believe I bought 2 tickets and didn't make it. Dang sick kids! Hopefully this will be there year!
     
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