Are there any Southern California bushcrafters?

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  1. Nick Hanson

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    I used the search bar for Southern California and nothing showed up. I’m new to Bushcraft USA and looking for any groups or gatherings in the Ventura County area. Let’s get something started...
     
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    Christopher Nyerges hosts classes up around LA
     
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    Thanks. I’ll lookninto that.
     
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    I’ve been wanting to get to his classes for awhile, my sons Tball games have been getting in the way lately though
     
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    Are you in the area?
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I checked out his sight, looks like a good time. Looks like the self reliance classes with start in 2019 it the wild edibles are still going.
     
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    No, there are not any Southern California bushcrafters left. They built a small campfire and were promptly arrested by the California state EPA for exceeding their state approved carbon footprint. They were sent to trial without jury in Climate Court where they were summarily declared guilty of negligent person-slaughter of Mother Earth ("manslaughter" is sexist hate speech). The Southern California bushcrafters have all been relocated to the California State Environmental Re-education Center and will be realeased in 3-5 years, with possibility of early parole if they convert to Veganism.
     
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    Thought i was the only one in Sam Diego, and I'm only visiting long term. I figured anyone else interested in the lifestyle either left or had found a place to go close by. I've not found anywhere around here with out driving a couple hours at least, and with my 12 mpg truck I'm not doing much of that.
     
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    @tch1718a yeah unfortunately I’m a long term resident, I want out badly.

    I’ve discovered a beautiful little place close to me that I can do very limited Bushcraft stuff in, there’s great places to hike around and study the flora and fauna, but very limited for using anything.
    Grab a map and take a look around the cuyamaca area, if there’s BLM land it’s free game!
     
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    @Gruntinhusaybah
    Thanks. Closer than any area I've been to so far, about 45 miles from me per the map. I'm right near Balboa park.

    The closest thing I've done to Bush craft I've done here is practice some knots, and a hike up to peg leg mine. Feeling pretty closed in now.
     
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    Glad to see some fellow Bushcrafters in San Diego!!!
     
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    As of late,I'm more of an apartment crafter... Such is life..
     
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    Palomar mountain is nice, can’t use any downed wood, but beautiful and lots of opportunities for flora and fauna spotting.

    The beaches are very cool little ecosystems

    Cuyamaca is nice.

    And for a weekend there’s TONS of areas to escape to. More backpacking/camping than Bushcraft, but nice to get away a bit.
     
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    I'll have to look up Palomar. Cuyamaca has been suggested and i plan on doing some map recon of it.

    Feel free to suggest here or by pm the weekend place suggestions to me. I'm way over due for a night in the woods, desert or away from the city and under the stars. It will be greatly appreciated.
     
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    I am in Carlsbad. Anza Borrego, Cleveland National Forest and my favorite is Big Bear. If you have an offroad vehicle, Dirtopia is an excellent resource for trails and campsites.
    https://www.dirtopia.com/wiki/Main_Page
     
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    This time of year Joshua Tree NP is amazing.
    Anza Borrego
    Mt San Jacinto
    Angeles National Forest
    Big Sur
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    the PCT starts in Lake Morena
    Pick a spot and go!
     
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    Actually, the PCT, out of the south begins at Terminus (mile out of Campo) at the Mexican border. Lake Morena is about 21 miles in from the border.
     
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    I am in LA once or twice a month and would enjoy an outing!
     
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    San Diego as well! You guys all hit by the power outage around 5?
     
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    This isn't a location suggestion, but if you live in Southern California you will probably appreciate the book "Survival Skills of Native Californians". It is kind of like Mors Kochanski,s "Bushcraft", but specific to California and mainly Southern California's flora.
     
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