East Tennessee Bushcraft meet

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  1. Wordsmith

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    Recently, I have been speaking with @bsemler about possibly starting some Bushcraft get togethers with various members in the East Tennessee (or anywhere if people are willing) area. The obvious reason being to make a few new friends, share skills, and just getting out and enjoying nature as we all love to do. For now, this is merely a post to generate a list of interested people. There is no set date on when this will take place, but there is no reason there can’t be multiple meet-ups throughout the year.

    I have seen lots of people on the forum say they are from the East TN area, so hopefully there are willing participants who would like to meet up. If you consider yourself one of them, feel free to chime in on dates, locations, or other members who might be interested. Thank you!
     
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    Hey im always interested. Im in Asheville NC.
     
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    Great idea, I'm in Johnson City.
     
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    I'm interested ...
    Powell
     
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    I have been scouting locations for a possible fall (cooler weather) meetup here in the Chattanooga area.
    Always interested in getting together with fellow bushcrafters.
     
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    SC also interested in attending
     
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    Im in Scott Co. I probably won’t be able to make it, but it’s good to see someone taking up the torch.
     
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    I'm in Unicoi also.
     
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    Anytime I'm off for the weekend, pretty much every other for 3 days, I'm good to go.
    Usually I bring the wife, @lady beth 1968 and 2 or more friends.
     
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    Glad to see so many interested people! I have found a location that would be well suited for a large group of people in a pretty secluded location. It’s ideal for hammock campers and tent campers alike and has a river right by it. Plus, you park right by it. When I found it, I immediately thought how good it would be for a Bushcraft meet up. It’s in the Cherokee Nat’l Forest, Citico Creek area. But again, open to anyone’s suggestions.
     
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    I am definitely interested. I'm in the Middle Tennessee area, at Manchester.
     
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    Yep I'm interested, Knoxvegas here! (Karns)
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    Hope you guys get this worked out and have an awesome time!
     
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    Well yeah- Your Tennessee is prettier than our Tennessee!
     
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    Gonna keep an eye on this thread...
     
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    I’m up for this ...
     
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    I am unfortunately booked up with friends’ weddings and a vacation for the next two months. Obviously anyone on here is welcome to start a get together date for an earlier time, but I myself would be willing to participate in any fall time meet up.
     
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    I have talked to a few people about setting something up I would like to do a small one overnight meet up towards end of July if any body is interested
     
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    I've been in that area multiple times over the past 7-8 years.
    gorgeous country and "Sloan's" - if they ain't got it, you probably don't need it....
     
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    I used to deliver soft drinks to Sloans...
    That place is crazy!!!
     
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    Keeping an eye out. I've been traveling at least once a month for work for the last couple years and that has screwed up my participating in the other meet ups near me but if the stars align, I'm down for it!
     
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    Definitely interested....
     
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    I'm your Huckleberry. I have stayed at Blackberry Blossom Campground in Unicoi and it is fantastic. lots of hiking and canoe/kayak activities in the area, fine amenities and very accommodating. very highly recommended -- https://www.facebook.com/BlackberryBlossomCampground/

    of course if that's too smooth for most of you I suppose we could find a place to "rough" it...
     
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    so where did this go? no one?..
     
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    Don’t think anyone has set a date. I will toss out a weekend for sometime in September, my nearest likely available date. Anyone is welcome to set earlier times.
    How does September 7-9 sound?
     
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    I don't know what Summer is like in SE TN, here in SW TN, I don't even want to go outside- Much less to sleep amongst the Mozies! :eek: I would definitely prefer Autumn FWIW.
     
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    Interested as well.
     
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    That's a great area
     
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    Fall/autumn is the way to go.
     
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    Agreed. Summer is somewhat unpleasant. Come fall and winter I think we should do several meet ups so everyone has a chance to make it to one.
     
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    I am from the Memphis area and I am interested. I would prefer a fall or winter meet though. Way to hot to even think about being in the woods overnight right now.

    By the way what is Sloan's?
     
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    Sloan's is a small town grocery/gas station/convenience store/hardware store all rolled up into one convenient package.

    buddy of mine walked in once and tried to stump them - was asked by the clerk "what size turkey bell did you want?"
    I didn't even know turkey bells were a real thing, he bought 3...
     
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    @Wordsmith .

    I have a location and would like to put on a Bushcraft meet Nov. 8-11th. In the Chattanooga area.

    I would like your blessing as this is your thread.

    I will start a separate thread with the details.
     
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    Western PA here...would live to see some new territory...it would be nice to put a face to some people whom I have traded with in the past.
     
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    East Tennessee? Is that anywhere close to Louisiana?
     
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    Chat is about 2 hours NNE of Birmingham -- straight up I59.
     
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    Sorry to slightly hijack but I have a close friend that just moved to maryville (outside Knoxville) and was wondering if any of you could pm me a couple spots for him to take his young boys in smnp area...thnx

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    Cherokee Nat'l forest by Citigo has plenty of pretty scenery.
    go down 411 to Vonore, turn left at Sloan's, drive a bit.
    when the county highway turns, don't -- keep going another few miles and you'll see some signs on the left.
     
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    9 out of 10 people interviewed at the local "wal marts" says "Sure"
     
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    Born in Johnson City, from Kingsport. I'm all about an East Tennessee meetup.

    Living north of Nashville now.
     
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    I'm in Asheville NC. I'm in for a fall meet-up. Lets revive this thread!
     
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    Looks like there was a lot of interest in this thread. Is this still on? If so, when and where? I'm interested - from Virginia.
     
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    this is a sure-to-attend meet but the original was discussed as being in East TN and I'm still hoping something could be put together there also.

    East TN is more mountainous with opportunities for doing some highland exploration and I go back every year because of the beauty. some of my favorite places are Grayson Highlands in S. VA, home to several herds of wild ponies, and the Roan Mtn, and the Shady Valley areas.

    fall is beautiful for the Highlands but I like spring on Roan and Shady...

    Grayson Highlands

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    Grayson Wild Ponies

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    Roan Mtn with Rhododendrons blooming

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    Shady Valley - easy hiking with lots of camping areas

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    Wanted to see if any body is interested in a winter overnighter I am looking doublecamp ground in tellico plains,tn multiple sites 5 persons per site.I guess what I want to accomplish is for to people come together and share experiences and knowledge

    These are dates I would like try and if it goes good maybe do another

    November 17-18
    December 1-2
     
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