Get Back Outside.

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  1. x39

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    An interesting phenomenon. A while back I saw an image from a Grand Prix race where there was a crowd surrounding one of the cars. Almost everyone present was viewing what was going on right in front of them on the screen of their phone. I use an actual camera.
     
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    You end up capturing these events taking place, yet you don't fully live and experience the situation.

    When I'm out with my family, I'd much rather be a participant in those activities rather than fiddling with an electronic gadget trying to get "the shot."

    If I happen to be a bystander to a particular goings-on I might grab a pic, but when you're in the thick of it with them and having dirty/muddy/greasy/wet hands well, that doesn't help matters much, either.
     
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    To be clear...this is no excuse. Rather, I'm saying live in the moment.
    If you can capture the event without too much distraction... all the better.
     
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    I hear this guys gets out occasionally

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    Yes, but we all stand in the shadow of the mighty Tiny Elvis....
     
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    ^ true that :)
     
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  9. MrFixIt

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    Hahaha! I love it!
     
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    I managed to slip out for a strenuous hike up & down a big hill on Wednesday morning, followed by a brown bagged lunch and a cat nap beside the creek on Wednesday afternoon. It was only a few of hours but a good work-out and so good for the soul.

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    My plan for today went completely out the window, so it's Chunky Split Pea soup in my MSR 775 Seagull on the Fancy Feast stove in the backyard as I type. Sometimes, you just have to take what you can get. Hopefully, I'll take a couple of kiddos on a hike after school. Fingers crossed!

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  12. MrFixIt

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    If sitting out on the patio counts?
    I’m kinda tired today but I’m also bored.
     
  13. bacpacjac

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    Well I was gonna do some backyard camping tonight, but the thunderstorms are supposed to roll in by 8AM. I think I'll just camp in my bed inside...

    And of course the weather people were wrong...again.... Oh well, maybe tonight..
     
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  15. bacpacjac

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    Backyard camp-out underway. I don't think they're going to make it. ;)

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    Following-up to add that the kids didn't make it much past dark, but we did have a tiny campfire in a DIY hobo stove that Abby I made on recycling day this week. The kids collected twigs and I used some Birch bark we found on our walk home from school yesterday as tinder. I used my MP knife and a ferro rod to get it started and they really liked the shower sparks. I totally failed on the picture taking but it was all win.

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    They seemed to like dousing the flames as much as they liked watching them, but that could be because we didn't have any marshmallows or hot dogs last night. It was an impromptu gathering an a good reminder that I need to step up my game soon. Summer's coming! :)

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  16. Primordial

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    Been stagnant for a while, but starting to claw back into the thick of it.

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    I’m back working on a trail crew for the park service so I’m outside like 40 hours a week at least. Not me in the pic that’s just the only one I have of the project.
     

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    This report is coming to you live from my backyard. It's pouring rain here today, which wouldn't normally stop me, but my foot is killing me so going anywhere is out of the question. I am a MOA, though, so the outside action is happening. :)

    I hung my 9X 7 Woods tarp using the Spruce tree and playhouse as tie-off points. No special knots today because I was practicing my 1 minute shelter set-up. It took me closer to 2 minutes this time because I didn't leave myself any room to walk around the tree. DOH! Oh well, it worked and now I smell a bit like fatwood. :D

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    FWIW, besides the tarp (which has paracord tie-offs pre-staged,) this is what it's in this tarp kit: 4 ABS stakes, Coglans Reflective Guy Line (50ft), 50 ft of 95 paracord and 32 ft of leader wire.

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    Funny moment that made me giggle. I used one of the kids watering cans as weight so I could throw a line over a Spruce branch to pull up the center of the tarp. It was too light and the line tangled and then it got stuck up there. Then I remembered that I'm supposed to be pretending that I'm on the trail, so instead of a rake, I used a kayak paddle to knock it down. ;)

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    I've never tried this tarp in the rain so it'll be a good test. I'm hoping I'm far enough away from the pond that's growing behind me. I've got a little down-slope behind me which is working to my advantage. So far, it's nice and dry under here. I'm also testing out a new lightweight annorak. :)

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    A nap later, perhaps?

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    I cooked lunch out there yesterday, and I think I will again today. https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/outdoor-cooking-practice-thread.227798/page-5#post-4469874
     
  20. Bushcraft-kelso

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    I haven't been slacking braw! Well on posting maybe..
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    Professional trapper coming to teach me his ways on catching coyotes this weekend. So I waxed traps today
     
  21. CivilizationDropout

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    I've got a rabbit chaser...

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    Watch out bunny there is a carnivore in that DNA.

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    I should have gone fishing today.
    I ran about 20 rounds through the smoothbore trying to dial it in.
    Frustrating.

    I think the last few shots were me, so I called it a day.
    But I was outside :4:
     
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    Persistence hunter too, just fast enough to keep it moving but not so fast it truly flees...
     
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    Make her a small rabbit stick.
     
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    @Primordial may or may not be waiting on one to be made....
     
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    Adventure Girl Abby, Adventure Bear, and I are on a nature walk to the used book store right now. It's out first time outside since Friday and it's too hot to cook on the trail so we're having lunch at Dairy Queen. Burgers, fries, ice cream and lemonade to the rescue!

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    Brown gravy on French fries?
    Must be a Canadian thing...
     
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    Brown gravy and cheese curds. A.K.A Poutine! :D
     
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    Never had it before, but I would certainly try it!
     
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    You crazy Canucks! :D
     
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    I was eating gravy on fries as a teenager at the local Perkins here in PA.
    True poutine is a Canadian thing, or Minn, the gravy of fries is pretty common in my area.
    And then there are Greek fries which cheese on top... :D Whoo boy.
     
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    Viking Woman and I went out fishing in the swamp/lake last night till 10-1100 pm. Humid and hot. Swarms of skeeters. Got 4 bass...lost two....and 2 pickeral. I should have set up in main lake rather than one of them swampy creeks. Bit cooler and seemed like less bugs.... I did get tore up with them... All in all was a great night. Already planning next time!
     
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    For the last week I have been helping my parents establish a new border line for part of their gardens.

    We used brick found out the local transfer station....

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    A week ago there was no barrier and now we have a solid brick border between the lawn and gardens. :dblthumb:
     
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    Perfect grilling size :)
     
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    Again? I just came in.
     
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    No better reason to get back outside.. :D
     
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    That's a cool blade . It looks like a tracker but different.
     
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    I like this.. I'm at "square zero" this summer so far for getting out even for an around the office walk. ( I DID enjoy our first international vacation - river cruise on the Rhine River.. and I was outside...)

    I love your encouragement @bacpacjac - makes me think of "aim small, miss small" - ok, probably not a very good analogy to the movie this comes from but hey, it's the quote I thought of when responding, and I will use it how I see fit ;) (Bonus - who can guess the movie?). Point being.. I think I'll aim small. Get out for a walk.. almost always that leads me to more activity, which makes me feel better, which leads me to more activity.. got get back on that upward spiral!

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    I consciously chose NOT to being my good SLR on a recent exciting trip. I still took WAAAY too many pics with my phone camera, BUT, I'd like to think I appreciated things a bit more in person..

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    Go Dawn!!! I love that analogy! It's a shooting thing........ historical movie..... ugh! Can't remember and I'm not going to Google.

    One step at a time, my friend! They all count when you do them purposefully! “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” —Theodore Roosevelt
     
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    Sometimes, I have to take what I can get. Just sitting in the backyard, when there's a break in the rain and after the kiddos go to bed, is good therapy. I made some new edges on some sparky rocks for the kiddos last night.

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