Central Florida meet up in October.

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  1. Tampajimmie

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    Planning on a meet up in Ocala mid October. The current plan is Friday to Sunday at a back country drive up site on a lake. If it seems like it’s going to be a larger group, we may move to one of the close by camp grounds so that we have bathrooms.
     

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    I should be off that weekend so I'm up for it if nothing comes up. @WILL @Edge308 @Randop @Vilke @One I know I'm forgetting a few people, but maybe of you other guys can tag those I forgot.
     
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    Sounds good. keep me in the loop.
     
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    We have a Facebook page for Florida. “Central Florida Bushcraft”. There are members there asking questions about the event. The page is public so you are welcome to check there for more info and i will try and be on top updating things here too.
     
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    Great, thanks. I'm not a Face-Booker.
     
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    I am in just keep us in the loop and i will checkout the facebook group
     
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    Any ideas for the spring trip that was discussed?
     
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    This is the location as of now. It’s a back country drive up spot. If we end up with a larger group, we might move it to a close by camp ground just for the sake of having restrooms.
    (29.1537320,-81.6016800)
     
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    Also, I’m good to go on other trips and meet ups but my schedule makes it challenging. I work as a paramedic in st Pete and have a rotating shift. That means i work every other weekend and have my kid on the alternating weekends. So weekend trips that i go on have to be kid friendly.
    Most of my outings are done during the week and i at least day hike each week. I’m very ok driving to new locations to check things out too. I live in Tampa.
     
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    I'd enjoy doing a canoe/kayak overnighter on a Florida waterway. Work in some fishing, camping on the beach with more gear than back-packing, fossil hunting, a nice cook-out, etc. Car camping is alright, and I'll be there in October, but I just don't connect with nature that way. If anybody is interested in a float trip, pipe up here and we'll put it together before it gets too hot. I'd suggest Brownsville to Nocatee on the Peace River in the Arcadia area, which would be probably 7 full hours on the water. I'm wide open to other areas...have canoe, will travel..............



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    I have a similar schedule. If were on the same rotation, I'd be up for a mid week trip.
     
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    @WILL You already know I'm up for a float trip.
     
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    Bump. So far, not enough interest in the spring float trip.....
     
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    I think that @pine flats woodsman was going to work on the float trip.
     
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    Hmmm... never got the notification when you tagged me WIll.... strange. what kind of time frame are you looking at? End of May-1st of JUL is out for me. APR is possible. My buddy has some property up here by Pensacola that he is allowing me to use for camping/bushcraft/etc. Just have to blaze a trail and clear a campsite. Trying to get that started next weekend and a couple weekends in APR. And I don't have a yak or a canoe... so I'd have to wear my son's floaties if I were to float with y'all. :4:

    The OCT thing is very tempting. It will all depend on when I have drill that month. Won't know that until JUN/JUL time frame though unfortunately.
     
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    P.S. @WILL you might want to edit that pic you posted.... it shows your actual home location....
     
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    Done, thanks.
     
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    @WILL i have a kayak and would be into a float trip, as long as my schedule coincides when everyone wants to go.
    @Usingmyrights i work (Monday,Tuesday,Saturday,Sunday) (Wednesday,Thursday,Friday)
    Have my daughter on my weekends off.
     
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    I gave something similar with either M/T or W/T off every week for a mid week trip. Probably should keep any further schedule details to PM. I have extra yaks as well for a float trip.
     
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    How about April 7th and 8th?
     
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    That'd be a no go for me. Could do the weekend after.
     
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    OK, how's April 14th and 15th for you Jimmie?
     
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    Can’t really do weekends. I have my daughter on my weekends off. Unless it’s a kid friendly trip.
    My backpacking or kayak trips happen during the week on my off days.
     
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    Next weekend a few of us are getting together to do some bushwhacking to clear a site to do some bushcrafting on my buddy's property (5 acres wooded with a creek) if any of you are interested. The property is up near Munson.
     
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    He's given me free reign to do whatever on his property too. Eventually going to have a shooting range set up once we get a permanent site established.
     
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    I'm interested. I'm just going through some changes at work, so I can't really predict my schedule very far into the future. If we did something before April 10th I should be able to make it work.
     
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    I went and checked out the location for the October meet up. Wide open field located on a lake surrounded by a forest with plenty of dead fallen trees. More than enough resources there. Also has an open area at the lake for fishing and as a launch for canoes/kayaks. I’m hoping for a big fish dinner.
     
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    Sounds good. My cooler fits perfectly behind my seat on the kayak. Hopefully it'll be full.
     
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    OK, I'm going on an overnight canoe trip on April 7th & 8th on the Peace River with my daughter. If anyone cares to join us, let me know.
     
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    Sorry I have been very busy lately and missed this. I am interested in the October meet up. I am going out west in the beginning of April so I am out for that.
     
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    I've gotta work that weekend, but have fun. Maybe since there's a few people down y'all's way we can get a day float trip planned. Though this cooler weather seems to be lingering this year.
     
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    That would be great, but I just don't possess the organizational ability of @El Duderino . It's like herding cats. I'm just setting the date and my daughter and I are going regardless. If anyone wants to join us for the April float trip, that's great. If not, it will still be great father/daughter time. Besides, I want to get some woods time in before summer. We'll miss you @Usingmyrights & see you at the October car camping trip brother.
     
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    Please sign me up for October...
     
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    It’s looking like we might have a good turn out. On our fb Page we have 18 saying they are going and another 23 maybe going.
    I didn’t set this up to have challenges, clinics and classes. Just thought it would a good for a larger group of us to get together.
    Maybe in the future we can have something more along the lines of what they do in Georgia.
     
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    With that size group, it may be quite possible to have a few classes. Nothing fancy, just some of the attendees doing a small presentation on one of their skill sets.
     
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    Maybe you could put it out on FB.....If someone could please give a class on friction fire. I'm talking walking us through the whole process using all natural materials harvested on site, not some pre-prepped store bought kit. I have yet to crack that nut and would love to learn. I'd also be up for classes on primitive fishing, trapping, snares, carving, foraging, whatever.

    There's still plenty of time for organizing a few non-formal field classes into a loose schedule. I could teach a class on fire building with what I know, but it would be a basic level 101. The friction fire could follow as a 102 class if we find an instructor.
     
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    I will do a post on the fb Page and see what we can come up with.
     
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    Im in for a canoe/kayak trip.
     
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    We went already man. It was great, here's the trip report. I'd be up for another float trip come fall.
     
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    Yeah I looked at the dates after I sent the response. Fall works for me.
     
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    Very cool it well be nice and cool then.
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