Millersylvania Time! Seattle/Portland GTG Oct 12th-14th

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  1. BigDaddyHoss

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    UPDATE 10-10-18

    Please see post #155 and see what you can do. Thanks


    Update 7-29-18:
    Millersylvania is a fun weekend get together for the BushcraftUSA members, families and friends. Over the years this has become a great event and this is the 7th time we will have it. Some of the closest friends I have started at this event.

    What to expect?: Lots of sitting around the fire cooking up food and stories. A time to catch up with old friends and make new ones. You get to show off your knives, axes and other toys and see what other folks have too.

    We will do one focused bushcraft skill set for the and this year ATLATLS sound like the skill of choice. (We can set up a secure area to launch arrows somewhere on the site I am sure.:15:)

    There will also be lots of fire make practice and basic cooking skills going on too.

    What is the cost?: I ask for a cheerful donation ($10-20) to help cover park rental fees and food cost. I provide meat for the potluck, coffee and breakfast for Saturday morning. Extra money is always donated to the local food bank and to date we have given close to a $1000. Please bring nonperishables as well to be donated.

    What do you need?: The G1 spot is tent camping only and there are good spots for hammocks too. Bring warm/dry clothes and good sleeping arrangements. There is a decent restroom and running water in the covered shelter.

    You will need to bring food for lunch and snacks and an item that would serve 8+ people for the potluck. Friday night there will probably be a group pot of "stew/chili/something edible" cooking over the fire. Sunday morning consist of a leftover breakfast that is also quite a feast.
     
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    I'll definitely be able to swing by! May not have a chance to camp out though : (
     
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    Hoping to be there. We will see what life throws at me in the mean time.
     
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    I'm in. Can't say for sure how long I'll be able to stay but this is fer sure penciled in on my DAY PLANNER.
     
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    Sounds good...I'll see if I can make it work.
     
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    Sweet! I'm in!
     
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    In, possibly with a +1 who is a WAY better cook than me
     
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    I'm going to see about getting a few days off work, If I can I'm going to head up. I've been wanting to visit that general area for too long!
     
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    I'm in if ya'll will have me. I can start out Wednesday morning. I'll be coming south from Everett - not far, so it should only take me three days...
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    AAHHH....I got transitioned at work!! More work! I need to make this one!!
     
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    I'm in ! this has been a great gathering in the past. @BigDaddyHoss - gonna think up a great project for us?
     
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    He posted something on Instagram about a dug out canoe... that might be an all weekend event though.

    I was thinking Atlatls... or a fishing tripod natives used to use for spear fishing, or net fishing.
     
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    I'd love to work on atlatls... not a great area for target practice though.
     
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    Maybe the beach area?
     
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    Yes! That could work!
     
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    You could use BDH's big expensive tent as a target. Obviously make sure he's distracted with cooking or something at the time...
     
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    I'm in! See you all in the fall
     
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    I live right down the road, if something was made like an atlatls we could definitely make the 5 minute drive to my place for testing :)
     
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    Looks like a great group so far. Atlatls for our bushcraft skill it is. We need wild turkey feather and sinew now :4:
     
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    I can collect a little bit from ducks that like to pluck themselves in my yard...
     
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    NO!
     
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    What? A target is going to be needed and you can't be in it if you're off cooking. Everyone wins!
     
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    I could bring duck and chicken feathers... Anyone interested in spit roasting a goat whole? Or maybe a couple of ducks?
     
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    Hm... I dunno. Could be pretty cool. Part 1: Atl-atl's. Part 2: practice our field repair skills.

    I'll bring the duct tape...


    (and running shoes, not that they'll help)
     
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    I may show up, looks like a good time!
     
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    I’ll start making a pile of sticks and feathers as I find them for our lawn darts session as soon as my home repairs are finished... I’d rather be there in a tent or a half shelter anyways!
     
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    Maybe @cockeyedhunter has some feathers?
     
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    I'm sure I can find some sinew, turkey feathers and sticks to donate to the cause
     
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    Alright. Okay. Just hold on here a minute. Someone please clarify something for me. I know I said I'd be there, but what's all this about roasting goats-n-spears-n-what not? I need to know if there is going to be a Loincloth Event where we make our own and jump around the campfire whoopin' an' hollerin' an' such. If that happens, I ain't coming out of my tent.
     
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    You don’t have to make your own loincloth. One will be provided if you don’t have one :) Seriously the last one was my first and it was a nice calm event with a lot of nice folks :) Great food and some very cool classes and conversations all over the camp.
     
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    I'll be completely honest here...
    There has in fact been talk about a loincloth event before. What can you say? Army guys have weird ideas sometimes.
     
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    Hey I resemble that remark!


    Loincloths and Tracker Knives!
     
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    Seriously though, if anyone wants to roast a goat or a couple of ducks say the word, I'll bring it...
     
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    Okay, seriously now: What If I can't make it until early saturday morning. Is there a way to reserve a site or is mid-October sort of a free for all as to openings. Work might get in the way and I might not get the day off.
     
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    It's a big area, there will be room for you without reserving anything.
     
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    @BigDaddyHoss roasted goat with some fry bread?
     
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    Will have to find a fry bread maker, I continue to fail at it. Goat might be cool to try out? I have never had it. Do you have a spit to roast it with @BigHat ?
     
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    No spit, but I can bring a goat. Or I can just bring a haunch that we can cook into stew in a Dutch oven...
     
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