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Maine: Puckerbrush Primitive Gathering....

Discussion in 'Events' started by x39, May 3, 2017.

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    Well, here we go again folks. With the demise of the older Maine Primitive Gathering, we've joined forces with some of the regulars there in hopes of growing our event.
    This year's event will be held July 21-23 in Columbia, Maine. Lots of events planned, feel free to share your skills and interests as well. I will be posting updates in this thread regularly. Really looking forward to seeing old friends from the forum there, and looking forward to meeting more, I think this is going to be good!

    Check out our web page for more info and to download a flier...
    http://prfgca.org/?page_id=563

    And at facebook...
    https://www.facebook.com/events/401478240217230/

    Or PM me with any questions.

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    Very much looking forward to it and to meeting some of you. It'll be nice to pick up on some new skills and maybe even share a couple.
     
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    We'll have a few workdays and pre-event meets, if you're interested we'd love to have you join us.
     
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    Thanks bud! PM me the dates when you have them. If I'm not working I would love to help out with whatever you need.
     
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    Excellent, will do.
     
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    1trader1956, hope to see you there.
     
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    Hope to make it down for a day .
     
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    Counting on seeing you there! ;)
     
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    Gathering Service Berry staves for Stim Wilcox's field expedient "Hatchet Bow" workshop at the event...

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    As seen here....

     
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    Yessir. My axe just drooled a bit.
     
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    Did you get enough Service Berry? I still have some standing. Easy to spot this time of the year, it really stands out!
     
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    We need more. Spoke with Stim today, still up for a gathering party if you have time.
     
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    We're four weeks out, so a bump. A few updates, we now have a backwoods rigging/heavy lifting workshop, fly casting lessons, forum member @bushwolf will be conducting classes in stream side fly tying and improvised fishing poles, and we'll be having an ongoing game of "kubb" going on, culminating in a championship playoff Sunday afternoon with junior and adult divisions, prizes will be awarded. There will be drawings both Saturday and Sunday for a Mora Companion knife, anyone who purchases admission is eligible to win. Astronomy Saturday night weather permitting, which should be stellar with the new moon. Don't forget the trade blanket, many wondrous and rare things will be in evidence...
     
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    Awesome
     
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    Hey dude, just PMed you!
     
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    Back atcha
     
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    Organizational meeting today. We discussed everything from campsites to the lunch menu (pulled pork sandwiches... worth the trip alone!). Afterwards @Bad Little Falls poled Burnt Mill Rips on the Pleasant River (which the site fronts) in his canoe....
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    It was a little bony but at least the bones had a little mossy cush on them. I should have poled all the way back up. Next time! Folks that come should bring a boat.
     
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    I would love to be there but my grandson is getting married that weekend and they refuse to change the date of the wedding just for me.
    Are there any gatherings in August any where?
     
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    Really sorry you can't make it, looks like this is going to be a good one, but there's always next year. Or at our age we hope so at least, LOL! The only other one I'm aware of in the near future is the ROOTs Rendezvous towards the end of September in Vermont, info here... https://rootsvt.com/adults-youth/roots-rendezvous
     
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    Thank yoi for the info x39
     
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    Two weeks out. The event T-shirts are in, as are the Mora Companion door prizes...
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    Oh a red shirt!

    Here is a video of a quick take on friction fire, one of many crafts that will be available for practice. This is fire from the landscape, no tools used, just what is found in the woods.
     
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    I'm ready....

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    Looks like Mike here will not making the trip. Please get some good pics!
     
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    Mike, that's a drag. We're only an hour and a bit away, sure you can't come down for a few hours one of the days?
     
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    I'll try
     
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    Cool Mike, talk tomorrow!
     
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    Larry if I can find a room or place to stay I would Love to come. I'd come down Friday mid day and be there Saturday too. Maybe Zac could drive me back?? Be free to give him my number.
     
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    We'll find a way! :dblthumb:
     
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    Well I got my Haversack set to Go basic but needed . Camera battery changing. If I had a sleeping pad and sleeping bag ? I'd do a tarp set up. Or hook up in a tent with someone would save me money on a room. Ideas welcomed! I'm happy about this. Docs tomorrow at 1pm for a hour.
     
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    I can hook you up with a tent, pads, and sleeping bag. This will be good, really looking forward to having you there.
     
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    I'm Going !!!!!


    Looks like my Dad also!! Just a Day Saturday for us both , but some Dirt time is better then no Dirt time!
     
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    BUMP For A Great Event !!!

    " PuckerBrush "
    July 21-23
    See details
    Ask X39
     
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    Thanks Mike! I'll be posting a full schedule of presentations and workshops tomorrow. The crew has been super busy the last few days preparing the site.
     
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    Attached is a schedule of all the events/workshops we currently have lined up. Many of the things like spoon carving, natural cordage, and such fall under the green woodworking workshop and aren't individually listed. There will no doubt be more as attendees offer their own things. A pretty full roster so far!
     

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