False start overnighter

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  1. Coyote Charlie

    Coyote Charlie MOA #63, Roughian #88 Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    Hello all,

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    Well sometimes you just plain get the date wrong... I booked a hike in camping spot for @Seahunter and me to do a Bushclass Advanced overnighter. I have been working on a Otzi style frame to use as an improvised pack. I look up our reservation literally a couple of hours before we were getting together and realized I booked it for the 9th of August...

    Well not to waist the time @Seahunter and I still got together for an outing and I worked on setting up an improvised bush chair while @Seahunter was working on friction fires.

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    After we compared notes on PSKs and ate some homemade salmon jerky. After shooting the breeze we got to fishing. @Seahunter made a bobber out of a stick and I used the hobo reel that @Teeps gave me. We both had luck landing quite a few bluegill.

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    While it wasn't the night we expected it was a bunch of fun and was still able to check off an elective lesson for bushclass.

    Thank you for looking,

    Coyote
     
  2. Teeps

    Teeps Hobbyist Hobbyist Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Aww ya dingus. Looks like a great time. Even if you had to go home at the end.
     
  3. Coyote Charlie

    Coyote Charlie MOA #63, Roughian #88 Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    I know I know... Going to take advantage of the time tomorrow morning and hit a fishing hole. We shall see...
     
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    central joe Wait For Me!! Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Good trip out anyway, ya done good. joe
     
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  5. gohammergo

    gohammergo I like sharp things.... Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    That's the old team spirit. Get it when and where you can. Nice chair. I have been pondering the making of a hammock style chair. Lightweight and can be hung from a tree branch. :)
     
  6. backlasher

    backlasher Supporter Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Sounds like a good trip anyway. WTG on making lemonade!
     
  7. buckfynn

    buckfynn Old Geezer Lifetime Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Great outing! Nice chair, but where is your beer holder?
     
  8. Jim L.

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    With a few mods, that chair framecould be a made into a bush hammock. :33:.. It looks like y'all had a great day. Thanks for the bring along.
     
  9. Seahunter

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    I am glad we still did something this weekend. I didn't bring my fishing stuff, but I did have a little pocket survival kit I put together this week and have been geeking out on.
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    I pulled some fishing hooks out of the kit.
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    Then, pulled out a hank of braided fishing line. This is the only cordage in the kit so it has to serve multiple purposes. Unwinding the hank didn't go well. Lesson learned.
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    I cut a 10 foot piece out of that rat's nest and tied it to a stick. I caught a few small bluegill with it.
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    I added the stick bobber that Coyote Charlie posted and was able to cast farther. I caught this larger bluegill.
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  10. MrFixIt

    MrFixIt Old Jarhead LB#42 Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    That’s the way gents, adapt, improvise and overcome.
     
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    Tech Solo Craft Supporter Bushclass I

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    I have tried using my improvised fishing kit several times for blue gill and no luck. Congrats on that!
     
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    If you get a mess of those, you can scramble ‘em!
     
  13. Coyote Charlie

    Coyote Charlie MOA #63, Roughian #88 Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    Well made it back out late morning to try for trout but came up empty handed. Still a fun time next to the water.

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    I think it was the too hot and I was too late in the day... but I may be just making excuses for my lack of success.
     
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    Your trip reports are always amazing! Keep in truckin’ through bushclass.

    Hey @Seahunter, you may want to check out Kevlar cord for your psk. It has a high strength, little give, and is impervious to friction. I carry about 20 hidden in my belt at all times. It can function as fishing line, thread, a saw, etc.

    Great trip!

    -Snake Doc 415
     
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    way to take advantage of the time anyway!
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation. What pound test do you recommend?
     
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  17. Snake Doc 415

    Snake Doc 415 Gradatim Ferociter Supporter

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    I use the 120 pound test. It offers a little more strength for shelter building, while still keeping the weight/size down.

    It doesn’t always fit through fish hook eyes though. If your main use is fishing, the 80 may be better for you.

    -Snake Doc 415
     
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