2018 October 12-14 88 Tactical Bushcraft Meet

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  1. IA Woodsman

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    The 4th annual Meet will be October 12-14. I WILL BE POSTING UP ALL THE IMPORTANT INFO IN THIS THREAD. Cost will be around $50 for the weekend that includes a Tshirt.

    FYI we may have a cooperate event the day before this Meet starts. If that is the case Summit Lake should be available to camp at on the 11th for those who get here early.

    #1 If you guys want to have Tom Lutyens do a one day class he is willing to do it. This will be above and beyond any fees that 88 Tactical charges for the Meet. I will be helping Tom with this class as well. Depending on the number of folks that want this will determine the cost. Tom is on a fixed income and it takes money to travel. A ballpark cost will be $50 to $75 bucks for a day of instruction. FYI that is dirt cheap for a guy of Toms caliber.

    #2 If any Vendors or other folks want to donate gear let me know. Bushcraft Outfitters will gear to give away and gear for sale.

    #3 Food plan- In years past there has been people cooking for the group in the evenings. This has always been a large undertaking. If it happens again we will start a planning thread in the ** Tactical Sub Forum.

    #4 Post class subject suggestions in this thread. We have had some great classes in the past. Let us know what you would like to see. If you guys want firearms classes or open range time speak up.


    I was thinking about doing a couple of hour class on living out of you PSK. If Tom teaches a class I will roll it into his class as well.
     
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    This is going to be the 5th Anniversary!
    I would be in for a side class with Tom and you. And Chief if my friend is going to be there also. Cost don't matter to me.
     
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    Im in a class with Tom would be great!
     
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    Watching for a sign up link.
     
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    Putting in a vacation request now! If you are going to camp at Summit Lake SRA bring some earplugs. Last couple of times I have camped there has been noisy - lots of loud cows in the area. If anyone coming early wants to see Father Flanagan's Boys Home / Boystown, just let me know.
     
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    We will have the link to sign up once we know if Tom is coming.
     
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    I coming for the onion rings!
     
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    Alas, I have other plans for that weekend. Otherwise I was going to try to make it.

    Sent Kurt my GAW donation.
     
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    Looks like I'm going to be shakin and bakin this year. IACP is the weekend before. I'll get back on Tuesday night and leave for Nebraska on Thursday or Friday.

    I'm in on the class and Bosapah may or may not be coming. I'll in for the meal plans and I'm planning on cooking discada. I just don't know if I can cook enough for everyone. I guess that will depend on how many attend.
     
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    I am hoping that @IA Woodsman ‘s father-in-law makes a batch of discadas so I can buy one and help out.
     
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    I'll plan to attend. I am interested in a class taught by Tom and you.
     
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    Same here!
     
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    I am in and definitely interested in the Tom Lutyens class! I think the little lady is going to go too.
     
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    Land navigation would be something that I am interested it for a class.

    FoxLite Gear can donate some gear for the event. Do we send to @Kurt992 or @IA Woodsman in advance or just bring with us?
     
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    Thanks for the offer. You can just bring it with you when you come.
     
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    This will be my first time attending An event like this. Any suggestions on a gear list or just my normal camping stuff?
     
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    I'll be there!
     
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    Your normal camping stuff will work.

    I would go to the 88 Tactical vendor forum and check out the threads from previous meets. This will be much the same.
     
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    I am looking forward to this! Work has been pretty rough lately.

    I got the t-shirts to prove it.

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    I'm in, assuming the gods smile. They haven't recently, so we're overdue.

    Gonna start working on a new batch of lies.
     
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    I’m in and I’d love to see Tom if it works out
     
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    I’ll plan on being there! Probably come up fri evening
     
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    Registered!
     
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    Man, I'd love to make it this year...
     
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    Myself and that lady from FoxLite Gear are registered and looking forward to this event!
     
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    Just signed up!
     
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    I’m very excited, as always, to be there, I look forward to it every year. If Tom can make it I will definitely take his one day class.
    I hope we can get a good group again this year, if anyone reading this is on the fence about coming or not, I can tell you that it’s more than worth it. You will have a great time and leave with more friends and knowledge than you came with. Can’t think of a friendlier group of people.
     
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    And the beer is the best around!!:dblthumb:
     
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    Just signed up. Looking forward to it!!!!
     
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    Boomtown.. I'll be there with my spurs on.
     
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    I am sorry to say this but Tom will not be able to attend this year.
     
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    That's alright, still be plenty of others to teach some things and all to have a great time!
    Have you heard from Chief?
     
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    I'm officially signed up now. I need to talk to my boss tommorow about getting time off.
    I'm excited about it!
     
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    Well, as of this morning we are right at 20 people and I think we have a few more on the way. (one of them is currently distracted building a new shop, the other lives in Iowa and usually leaves enough gear here that he doesn’t even need to pack for the stay)

    There will be a few regulars that can’t make it. Apparently Elk, Italy, and Mt Whitney have a stronger gravitational pull then Tekamah. Those guys will be both missed and talked about in the worst of ways.

    If you plan to attend but haven’t registered, hopefully you can do it soon. I need to place the t-shirt order a couple weeks in advance to make sure our guy has time to get them done.
     
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    I'm leaning toward changing my plans …

    The gravitational pull of Tekamah is strong.
     
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    The pull of the Clearwater is stronger.
     
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    @oldpinecricker it is; I just wish it only cost me $60 to get there too.
     
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    Looks like an 8.5 hour drive from Northern Colorado. $60 isn't a huge loss if I can't make it.

    Anyone else from Colorado want to carpool?
     
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    Hey now!

    Might bring no.1 son if he survives the chicago marathon the weekend before. It will mean double the gear loss, and double the guffawing.
     
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    We may raffle it off.
     
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    Glad you can make it. Not sure if we have any other Coloridians heading his way.
     
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    You should check with @thurin I was just talking to him about coming up for it:dblthumb:
     
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    I'm all registered. I hope I can make it!
     
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    Signed up. It's only an 1.5 hours away from me so why not. Been meaning to make it down but finally my schedule works out for it.
     
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    Registrations are looking good. We are right where we were last year as far as numbers go, and I think there are a few more that have yet to sign up.

    A food thread will be up soon on our vendor forum.
     
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    Food thread is up and running with a grocery list for Friday and Saturday night group meals.
     
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