Bush Craft Dementration Campout for July

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  1. dadman

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    After having a great campout last weekend we had several discussions. One being how few dispersed camping areas there are here in Ohio. The state park was fun but we weren't allowed to forage for wood for the fire well legally anyway. There was no place for hammocks. But we made the best of it.

    We also talked about having an outing that was concentrated more on people demonstrating their skills and less about dispersed camping, sense Wayne's is a little out of way for people.

    So I would like anyone who has a skill they would like to share post on here, also post what materials you want people to have so they can follow along with your demonstration. We will probably be limited on what we can get from a state park.

    I will find a group campsite that we can camp at and I will cover any cost for the site and bring water for everyone. I would want to do this the last 2 weeks of July, 20,22 or 27 to 29th.

    Any skills are great, cooking, rope knots, light weight camping, knife sharpening skills, plant identification, fire-starting kills, anything you think would be beneficial. Canning and long term food storage would be great. Home made bug repellant.

    Even if you cant stay the whole weekend and just stay for a day that would work. Let me know.
     
  2. The Woodsrunner

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    What general area are you thinking of?


    If it is anywhere on the eastern half of the compass from Columbus, I am highly interested.
     
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    I am open to suggestions, I’m thinking southeast area, if you know of any good spots let me know.
     
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    You might want to post in "PA" as well. I know we have a lot of members on the border who have gear and will travel.
     
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    Oh, I don’t. Just moved here a few months ago. Maybe @Blackhawk45hunter knows areas.
     
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    SE Ohio has unlimited options with Wayne NF. I’ll plan to attend the next event.
     
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    I'll be spending the weekend there in a couple weeks with a few buddy's from my church youth group. I'll be sure to scout it out. I hear there are a ton of ponds well stocked with fish.

    If I understand right, there are designated areas to camp in at night, but not a state park level camp ground. I'll know more in a couple weeks.
     
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    I’m mostly familiar with Wayne National Forest, but if that’s on the list then I’d recommend Utah Ridge Pond
     
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    I was trying to find a central location so we could have more participation. Maybe if we did a roll call and everyone told me what city they live in would make it easier to find a location.

    Also please let me know if you will demonstrate any of your skills.

    Thanks

    Jim
     
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    I’m in SW Ohio. I’m good with anything in southern Ohio—state park, Wayne, Zaleski. I have no skills.
     
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    I had a few mention Utah Ridge Pond, they only have a day site no group camping sites, you can camp out off in the woods but there are no trails currently. There is a lot of private land around that area so it if your not careful you could be in someone’s back yard. I called down there, spoke with one of the guys there are apps you can get that will work with your phone that can tell you if your on private land or not.

    There is good fishing at the pond, so might be a good way to demonstrate some cleaning and cooking of fish. Would be a good spot too learn some map skills with or without GPS. I have talked to one of the bush crafters who has a degree in forestre and is going to try and make down he has a lot of knowledge of the plants in the area who is willing to lead some hiking.

    For all that is following please help get the word out, if we cant get enough participation we might need to cancel or change plans.

    Jim
     
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    I'm in and can demo some camp cooking, flint and steel, lightweight camping, psk / fak, whatever. (Not that I'm an expert in any of those topics!)
    I'm near Dayton, birthplace of the pop top.
     
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    Thanks for jumping in there, if we can get someone who is good at cleaning fish that would be great. Fishing is supose to be really good at the pond.

    Fire starting would be another good one. Any one else of some ideas?
     
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    Orienteering. I used to know map and compass, measuring distances, etc. but that was years ago and I need to relearn all that stuff. It's a great skill for when you're off trail.
     
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    Define good? LOL.

    I do a decent job of filleting crappie, bass, etc.

    If we make this trip happen, I will bring stuff to fry the fish we catch.
     
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    That would be great thanks you
     
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    If there is anyone who has some good examples of how to make shelter with minimum gear and would like to demenostrate, that would be great.
     
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    You think you b abl to make the trip?
     
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    Ok I am setting a date for the weekend, it will be the weekend of the 13th. I will be down Friday night. I will bring some laundry Charles and a cover that we can use for some shade, I will supply water and bring some lunch meat and things to eat, please feel free to bring food, hopefully we will catch some fish and have a fish dinner on Saturday.

    Also keep in mind we can not camp in the main area we have to camp off in the woods, there is no preformed trails so it will be true ruffing it.

    Can i please get a role call of anyone who can make it so we can plan in some more detail.

    Thanks

    Jim
     
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    Where? And August 13 or July 13?
     
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    Sorry about that, Utah Ridge Pond and July 13th weekend.
     
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    Very sorry to say I won't be attending. Play kum-bah-yah without me.
     
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    Yep, I should be able to make it!
     
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    wish i could, but things are busy busy busy right now. i'm not even asking the wife this time-i'm feeling too busy myself. you all have fun, and i hope some videos and pics are taken of the teaching moments!!
     
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    Here is an update, so far we have at least 4 people coming, I will have a small shelter setup to keep us cool if it gets too hot. I am bringing few tarps also. I will bring cooler with water and some gator raid, I plan on brining food for at least one meal, and some breakfast items. Feel free to come out on Saturday if you want even if your not staying the night. Not sure how much demonstrating will go on but we will be fishing and hopefully some fish frying. And in the evening we might try some frog gigging.

    If someone has a cast iron pot and lid they could bring that would be great.

    Hopefully see you guys this weekend.
     
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    Im gonna try to scrounge up some DIY crawfish traps this week so we can hopefully have some wild crawfish boiled up for dinner Saturday night.

    Also, that section of the national forest is pretty big so anyone interested in doing some land nav practice will have a great opportunity to do so and I’d be happy to give some basic instruction on compass use, map reading and general orienteering.
     
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    Im in for that, what do I need to bring other than a compass?
     
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    My father-in-law (85) was in the hospital this week with a recurring heart issue. Wife is worried. I’m 50/50 for making it out this weekend.

    He’s tough. I think he’ll be fine, but I’m sticking around home unless the wife assures me she thinks he’s fine. I’ll post my status tomorrow afternoon.
     
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    I'll more than likely be down Saturday afternoon, for part of the evening. may have some gear for trades if anyone is wanting to do a trade blanket Satuday afternoon if not I'll save it for next time. LOL
     
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    I should be there about 6:30, but maybe later depending on traffic.
     
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    I just want to know.....

    What is a dementrarion?
     
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    26D6F49B-7969-461B-B94E-8C1F5C528761.jpeg 1449965C-B37A-433D-A46F-A364EAD14B39.jpeg 7DD50B3D-372E-4ACE-A16D-DDEBE29452C8.jpeg Had a great trip, we didnt get a chance to demonstrate so much, but we had a great time fishing was not good, the heat was really bad. The location is awesome, I would defiantly recommend it fo a meet.
     

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