Building an Adirondack Shelter.

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  1. One Legged Josh

    One Legged Josh Dirt Merchant Bushclass I Bushclass Instructor

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    After living out here for ten months last year, and 2 months this year we have decided to build our deer camp a bit more permanent. We have decided on an Adirondack style shelter with a metal roof.
    My camp.
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    The style we like...we have to stay under 100 sq feet.

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    I’m not new to saws or firewood, but sorting through what is left of the tangled up (dead standing) ash trees around here is getting harder. Finding straight ones is harder still..... Hauling big logs through dense woods, and being a timber felling novice (on crutches) makes for a challenging day.

    Eriewalker and his lady joined in all the fun today. We got 11 logs over 14’ and need 19 more.
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    I hope to update again in the near future.

    Go outside,

    Josh
     
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  2. MrFixIt

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    Looks like you got a decent start. I like this style of shelter. Can be made comfortable year round.
     
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    that would be a great place to make a base camp are you going to put doors or some type of encloser on the front
     
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    I'm sure your hard work will pay off. Gonna be nice!
     
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    Good luck on the hunt, I look forward to seeing your Addy.
     
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    This is going to be fun to watch. Rollup canvas front wall maybe?
     
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    Looking forward to watching this one.

    Alex
     
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    Good start there young fellar. joe
     
  9. One Legged Josh

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    I have to get home this afternoon, but I had time this morning to haul in 8 more logs.

    It’s 150 miles round trip to get up here now, and it’s harder to make it up every few days.
    More to come.....likely next week.

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    Thanks for looking.
     
  10. One Legged Josh

    One Legged Josh Dirt Merchant Bushclass I Bushclass Instructor

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    Yes. A drop down canvass door and drop down bug screen with magnetic closures are in the plans. A woodstove inside and 2 recycled windows for some light.
     
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    Thats gonna be a classic shelter. Staying under 100 square feet is a bit of a challenge. The space being yours is awesome though. I’ve stayed in many lean to’s. Having a stove, front closure, and windows will be a big bonus. Plus you will be able to outfit it with shelves, hooks, and other niceties. Look forward to watching this.
     
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    Is that the footprint or the area under roof? I'm assuming this is so it is considered a movable shelter or shed for tax / building permit purposes?

    Looking forward to see what you build! Building an ADK shelter on my own land is definitely on the bucket list.
     
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    The interior has to stay under 100sq ft or we need permits and permission from daddy gubment. We plan on a large porch and a 24” overhang all around to keep it from rotting and for dry(ish) firewood storage.
     
  15. One Legged Josh

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    I came out North to deal with some repairs to my rental house and decided to stay out at camp for a quick overnight. We got a few more logs peeled and put up.
    It’s a sloppy mess back here, and I need some sunshine.

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    I knew a teeter game would be done LOL
     
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    I dropped 6 more trees total and Kenny dropped 3 big ones in the swamp. All of the crooked sections and tops were cut for firewood. Next time its a log peeling party. 24 logs in the yard now!
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    just think of all the exercise your getting
     
  19. One Legged Josh

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    It’s a ton of work doing this on crutches, yessir.
     
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    Making progress young fellar, glad to see it. You're doing well. joe
     
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    Nothing says you can't build two or more really really close. ;)
     
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    This project really makes my mouth water so to speak. Looks like fun to build and lots of potential fun to be had. Keep in mind that when you build in this manner the dwelling provides heat 2 times....the heats in the tools 1st then its under the shelter 2nd. Great thread, thanks for sharing.
     
  23. One Legged Josh

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    I spent the weekend shooting from the tent porch, drinking coffee, riding out storms and checking for flood damage on the property.
    One hunting blind was washed away, and several previously cut shelter logs are floating in waist deep water.
    I still managed to drop 3 trees and clear one trail this morning between the rain and snow storms.

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    Everything was looking for high ground! The tent floor is muddy pudding.

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    I hope to be back at it soon.

    Thanks for looking.
     
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    This post is AWESOME!!
     
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