Camping at Krul Lake 29-31DEC- *CANCELLED* *MAYBE*

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  1. Luzster

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    How do everyone.

    Trying to do a roll call to see who is in the Panhandle area. Thinking since its only 2/2.5 hours from Tallahassee to Pensacola, there are some of us that are close enough to do a get together or even just a few of us getting together some time soon. I missed the one in Tampa last month which I really wanted to make. But life...and stuff....

    Anyways...

    I was thinking the Blackwater River Park, Apalachicola National Forest, Tate's Hell State Park, or something else if anyone knows of something as good or better. Hell, some of us live close enough we could have a get together at someone's house!

    I live in Milton, which is just east of PEnsacola. I know that @blind & lost isn't too far away from me. @Double Edged Squirrel just joined and lives over by Panama City. There are more of you too but names escape me at the moment. I'd be willing to host a get together at my house as well. Wouldn't be much bushcrafting going on as I have a small'ish yard and no trees. But, I have a firepit, grill, smoker and beer and whiskey and tequila and, well, you get the idea...

    So, let's here from you FL or LA (no not Los Angeles) folks and lets work something out!!

    ~Preston
     
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    Any idea when you are thinking about (ballpark)? I'm actually 500 miles away. I am going to T. Pollock's meet next month in Tennessee, but am combining it with a family visit to north Georgia.
     
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    I'm going to TN as well. I was thinking like March or April before it gets too hot.
     
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    I'm in Niceville, FL. I'd be up for a get together as well. The sooner the better as it gets muggy and buggy pretty early in the year.
     
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    You familiar with the Blackwater River state park at all? Eglin would be great except for the whole permit thing.
     
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    I recently went to the Krul Lake camping area in the Blackwater state forest but that's about it. But, I'd be up for a trip anywhere over there. I live right next to Rocky Bayou State Park, which is nice for a camping get together. Eglin has some primitive spots along the Florida Trail and elsewhere, but I don't know if you need a range pass for access...I think you do. I have one already just because I go out there a lot. I'm open for just about anything.
     
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    Anyone up to make this happen in April?

    @brokenotbroken I live about 30 minutes from Krul. If you are up for a meetup around that lake or the other ones, I'm game. I'm in the guard so I do have one weekend a month that is out. The second weekend in JAN might be a good one. Planning on going the TN meetup so that weekend is out. I have drill 19-21JAN so that weekend is out too. FEB looks pretty good except for my drill that month. Same with MAR. Thoughts? I'd like to see the park by you and maybe check out a few sites on Eglin. Either way I'm good.
     
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    Hey @Luzster I'm pretty sure I can make any of these weekends: Jan 6th, Jan 20th, Feb 3rd, Feb 10th, Feb 24th. I wish I could make the TN meetup. I'm up for about anything. Hope we can round up some others.
     
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    blackwater is very nice ...
     
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    Might, MIGHT, be doing the glamping thing this weekend up at Bear lake with the family. I'll update shortly once the boss decides if she wants to or not.

    If she doesn't want to do it, I might, MIGHT, do a SAT-SUN camping thing at the primitive camp grounds on the east side of Bear lake.

    IF anyone wants to join, if this is a go, you are more than welcome. This would be more of a share-the-camp-fire, meet-and-greet, type of thing than bushchrafting thing due to the park's restrictions. You can pick up already down branches/trees, but cannot cut down any dead-standing. Can't make any 'permanent' type of structures either...

    More to follow.
     
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    Soooooo Bear Lake RV sites are all booked.... Hurricane lake RV sites are all booked.... only RV sites available are at Krul lake.... wife wants to go, but RV camping only. So, still working this one, but looking more and more like Krul lake. Jsut hate it because too cold to swim there and no fishing allowed. Would have to hike over to Bear lake, or drive over there, to fish.

    MTF...
     
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    Ok, so after convos with the wife, we are camping at Krul Lake this weekend! WE will be getting there on FRI, 29DEC and leaving on SUN, 31DEC. You have to go online to reserve a slot (reserveamerica.com, search for Krul Lake, then find a spot). Right now, spots 3-6 are all available and are all right next to each other. I will be glamping in the RV with the family, and bringing tent and tarps as well. You are welcomed to join. This will be more of a meet and greet thing than any real bushcrafty thing. WE could still do a small version of the trade blanket though...just sayin....

    If you can make it, would love the meet ya live and in person. IF you cannot, no harm no foul as this is a holiday weekend and short notice.

    Bring your fishing poles though. You cannot fish at Krul lake, but Bear lake is like a 1 mile hike (very nice trail) away and you can fish there. I'll be bringing about have a truck bed of fire wood too....

    Hope to see some of you there!

    ~Preston

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    One of those spots is now reserved by me!
     
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    Wish I could man, but I'm racing in Marianna, FL this weekend.
     
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    RAcing?? What are you racing?
     
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    Well that sounds really interesting. So a multi-leg multi-"vehicle" race?
     
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    Yep. They are a blast. The race directors will usually take teams to remote areas that people wouldn't normally find on their own. The "course" isn't marked, you just have checkpoints that you navigate your way towards.
     
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    Change of plans..... No glamping with the family this weekend. Might, probably, maybe do an overnighter on the primitive grounds at Bear Lake FRI-SAT. More to follow on that one....
     
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    wish i could, fellas. re-built heart keeping me home ...
     
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    Wow, prayers for you my friend! My mom and father-in-law both had bypass surgeries. I think his was a quadruple. Best thing for both of them as they are much much better now.
     
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    This is awesome. I had no idea people around me did bushcraft lol. I'm just getting started, any info would help.
     
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    Where are you located @Josh B ? I go up to Krul, Bear and Hurricane lake all the time. Mainly do Krul lake when glamping with the wife and kids.

    ETA: I'm over in Milton btw.
     
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    I live in Pensacola. Trying to find some good spots and people to hang out with
     
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    @Luzster When I was a kid I did some little shelter building and stuff so I'm sure I still have a little bit of it haha haven't done anything in a long time. Going with someone at first would be good
     
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    Ok, well the whole month for me out. I'm also going up to TN for a meet up taking place there 25-28JAN. FEB is 50/50. ACtually trying to plan a small meet-n-greet thing in MAR/APR time frame as well. @brokenotbroken doesn't live too far away from here either. There are a few more up and down the panhandle too.
     
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    That sounds good. I just joined this so how does it work do I just keep checking this thread for updates?
     
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    I'll private message you (PM) you here is a sec. Give me a few and you'll see the notification pop up.
     
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    Thank you sir
     

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