March Trip to My Spot

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  1. HannahT

    HannahT Firebug Hobbyist Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    It seems like every time I get a day off, I head for my waterfall :) Yesterday it was windy and kind of cold, but with a few layers I was okay (if I kept moving).

    Spotted some dog tracks on the way in, which makes me kind of nervous. We have packs of dogs in my area, and they can be aggressive. I kept my neck knife handy.

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    I had my REI Trail 40 loaded to right at 20 pounds. I really like this pack. It has plenty of organization and places to tie things on the outside, and it fits extremely well. It doesn't flop around. I barely felt it on my back (my legs knew it was there though :eek:), and today I'm not sore at all.

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    I love these woods :)

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    After a quick snack break I headed out to find some antlers.

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    I had to keep an eye on the sky. It was looking like rain.

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    I tracked this one all the way across the field.

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    One scrap of something that barely looked like an antler, and then this!

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    Now for a good sit :) Just in case it started raining I set up a roof. Wish I had something for a wind block! Brr!

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    This prong was broken almost off, so I pulled it loose and tried to break it. So much for that...

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    So I sawed the rough end off and saved it to use for flint knapping.

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    continued...
     
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  2. roadwarrior

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    Looks like you made the best out of a cloudy day.
     
  3. HannahT

    HannahT Firebug Hobbyist Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Of course I got hungry again! I had some oatmeal in my cook kit. It was way too windy, so I climbed down beside my waterfall where it was better protected.

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    I always put too much water in. Oatmeal soup! Yuck! Back it went on the stove to boil out some water.

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    Much better :)

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    After I ate I read awhile and broke out a cool game I picked up for camping. This thing is cool. There are a ton of games you can play with the same set of pieces. I have a plan (and materials coming) for a homemade version :D

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    Time to head home. One last pic of my creek :)

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    It was a great trip, as usual! I can't wait for warmer weather. Maybe they'll finally fix our internet at home :mad: and I won't have to only log in/post stuff at work.
     
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  4. Red Yeti

    Red Yeti Mostly Harmless Hobbyist Supporter Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    Nice trip @HannahT!

    Thanks for taking us along!

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  5. M.Hatfield

    M.Hatfield Midnight Joker Supporter

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    A warm meal and great hike are always great for the soul. :dblthumb:

    Looks like you had a perfect day. Thanks for sharing with us!
     
  6. HannahT

    HannahT Firebug Hobbyist Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    It was a cool day for sure :)

    Now off I go toward home - we close at 1:00 on Saturdays. I'll check back in as soon as I can get to wifi :D
     
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  7. gohammergo

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

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    No internet at home sucks. I was wondering about your slowdown in posting. It will be good to see you posting more soon. :)

    Very nice trip, and you found an antler too! Major score. :) And no snow:)
     
  8. NevadaBlue

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    What fun. You have a nice spot. I just checked, I still can’t get to mine. Hopefully next week.

    Suggestions:

    Find a piece of tyvek and roll it up in an old peanut butter or mayonaise jar (plastic one) and hide it out there near your sitting spot. That way you will have a wind break that you don’t have to carry along every time. I am planning on ‘hiding’ some things at my spot too.
    Dogs, I was going to suggest a staff but I see you use poles. IMO, if dogs come after you, drop one pole and use the other as a two handed spear. They won’t like being stuck with those. Longer handle than the knife. I carry a gun... :rolleyes:

    I really like your chair. Thanks for taking us along and sharing the ‘soup’. :D
     
  9. CivilizationDropout

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    That looks like a fun day out!
     
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    Looks like a great spot,,,

    Makes me a wee bit homesick for Kentucky...
     
  11. HannahT

    HannahT Firebug Hobbyist Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    It sure does! Between having to post at work and being extra busy while I'm there (continuing education - they even gave me homework!) it's really slowed me down. But the guys were here when I got home today and they seem to have us back in business! For the moment, anyway. Until the next storm :rolleyes: We've lost several computers and modems to storms in the last few years. It apparently fried the connection to the computer, but the wifi will still work on my sloooooow laptop. The phone's fried too.
     
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    A fine trip, and your spot looks great. Glad ya got out young lass. joe
     
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    That looked like fun!
     
  14. bacpacjac

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    What a great day! We're hoping to find a shed antler this year too. Cool! I'm glad you didn't run into any dogs but I'm glad you're armed in case you do! Your spot looks great. I'd have a hard time wanting to go home. Thanks for bringing us with you, Hannah!
     
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    Looks like a good day Hannah. Thanks for sharing. I look for sheds every spring, never find any!
     
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  16. HannahT

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    It's a very relaxing spot - just a patch of woods that feels untouched by people and progress :) I'm glad dogs don't seem to roam that way very often! Plenty of deer and turkey, and I'm sure coyote.

    Hopefully this will be the year you find one! Here I think the varmints get to them first :(
     
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    Nice outing, everyone needs a special place in the woods they can call their own.
     
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    Looks like a fun trip @HannahT ! Regarding packs of aggressive dogs, if you have issues with them in your area, bear spray is also a good option.
     
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    Nice little trip, with a score on an antler! :dblthumb:
     
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    Nice jaunt and good find! I'm horrible at finding detached antlers. I find bones, skulls and feathers all the time in the woods, but sheds elude me.
     
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  21. HannahT

    HannahT Firebug Hobbyist Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    I went back over yesterday and found a fairly fresh deer skeleton :D
     
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