Camping at the coast

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  1. Seahunter

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    I took my 2 1/2 year old son to the coast. He got to see the ocean for the first time. We hiked down through the trees.
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    ...and out to the beach.
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  2. Seahunter

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    We found some sea weed
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    And sea anemone and hermit crabs.
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    I ate a limpet.
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    I made a fishing sinker out of some kelp
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    But I didn't catch anything.
     
  3. Seahunter

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    We climbed some rocks
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    and went into some caves.
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    I found a knife someone left on the rocks at the beach.
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    On the walk back to camp we climbed some trees
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  4. Seahunter

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    Back at camp I split up some wood with my scout hatchet.
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    I found some fatwood
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    And built a fire for my dad.
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    I worked on a project that I think I saw F.E make a while back.
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  5. Seahunter

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    Coffee.
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    PSK practice
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  6. Seahunter

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    Insert for an elderberry spear handle.
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    I harvested some pine nuts out of grey pine cones.
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    My kid said "I want to go into the forest". Which was cool.
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  7. Seahunter

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    We found a banana slug.
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    and huckleberries for his pancakes.
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    And we found about a 4 foot tall wood rat nest.
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    Thanks for looking.
     
  8. Coyote Charlie

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    Looks like an awesome weekend out. That spear head turned out nice.

    It looks like you used your hobo reel, did you try poke poling too? Still want to give it a try.
     
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    You didn't eat the banana slug? Haha. Great looking trip and nice photos. Thanks for the report!
     
  10. Jonah L. Archer

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    So much awesome! I love that gig. Might have to make one for my psk. How was the limpet? Did you eat it raw?
     
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    Wonderful to see three generations get together on such a nice outing.
     
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    Man that looks like a great trip! Thanks for taking us along!
     
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    GOOD ON YA

    nicely documented

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    Great day out. I wish my dad was still around. But now I get to be the Papa to my grandkids outings.
     
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    That was a very full trip. Well done, and thanks for sharing.
     
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    Very nice!
    Your son looked like had had a great time!
     
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    I used the hobo reel for about 1/2 and hour nd I didn't catch anything. A couple down the beach were fishing the sandy surf zone and catching some surf perch.

    Thanks. After seeing "Alone" I was thinking about it, but I have been told they are poisonous.

    Thanks. I can't take credit for the idea. @field-expedient posted pictures of one he made and I copied it. I call it the Field-expedient MK II.

    Yeah I was thinking the same thing when we were up there.

    Here are a few more random pictures. We found some other edible plants like nettles and thimbleberry
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    I made a fire starter that NWprimate posted. It is old mans beard covered in pine sap.
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    I also tested grey pine cones for increasing the brightness of the fire. They passed!
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    Much coolness here! Thanks for sharing!
     
  19. NORKALNIMROD

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    Looks and sounds like a great trip!

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    awesome stuff!
     
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    Great outing! I really like these trips reports with so many tips and wonderful bushcraft info. Good stuff!

    Had to lookup a wood rat... Make sure it was not a ROUS. :)
    Pretty cool that something that small builds something that elaborate.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Congratulations! What an action packed trip.
    Those trees are HUGE!
     
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    Great trip keep them coming. I learned somethings thanks. The best part is getting the young to join in.
     
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    Great outing! I've been doing of that myself lately taking the little guy out! It's fun to take them along..wait till next year and he'll be capable of al kinds of stuff!

    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Great outing, and it always makes for a better day when you find a knife. Save it for your son when he gets older, he’ll cherish it.
     
  26. Seahunter

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    That is a good idea. I will probably do that.
     
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