New England Field Day 10/28/2018

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  1. werewolf won

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    The next New England Field Day will be October 28th at the Freetown State Forest. Bring your magic wands we may have to compete with the local witches that weekend.

    Same format as always. I’m taking names for instructors if interested in doing a talk on something let me know.

    Please post if you are attending.

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    Chimed in in the events thread, but I will here as well... I'm in. I will give some thought to a possible class and let you know. Its been a while since I have done one and I am about due.
    s/f
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    I will have to wait and see when my new roof gets here, special order steel roof if it is early or late I am in.
     
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    I redid my roof a couple of years ago, I wish I'd gone with steel. The last few winters we've had have been beasts and would make the metal a new viable choice around us.
     
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    Is this Freetown/Fall River State Forest?
     
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    Will not be making this one Gang, trying to spend a lot of time with my Dad . Have A great time Pics !
     
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    I was reading up on the location. Too bad you can't have a fire.
     
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    They allow fires in the fire pits unless there is a fire ban.
     
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    Count me in. Likely plus one. I will bring some shortrib/chorizo Chili
     
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  12. werewolf won

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    We meet at one of the campsites that has a "state approved fire pit", so we have a fire. There has been a lot of rain this Fall so we will be fine.

    We have a big trade blanket so bring anything you want to sell or trade too.

    If Rick comes he'll bring the best cookie you've ever eaten in your life.

    It's a great way to put faces to names--you'll have a good time.
     
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    I am seriously trying to fit it in. As date gets closer I should know better. Thanks for the info. Are you allowed to bring Axes and knives? Being a state forest.
    Just asking because sometimes you can't even touch a piece of wood that is on the ground. Do you bring your own wood for the fire?
     
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    You can hunt at this forest, they don't get funny about knives, bows or firearms. But being a public park we do take care not to draw undue attention to ourselves either.

    Some of us bring in wood, but we do a sweep of the camp site and burn off any squaw wood that is underfoot too. I'm sure we'd draw the ire of the Ranger if we chopped down a tree, but they do not mind us cleaning up the area and making it better than when we arrived.
     
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    OK. Good. Thanks for the clarifications.
    I'll leave my Stihl's at home. Lol
     
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    I would like to go but I don't see camping on their website. I'll be in Attleboro on Saturday, 2 hours from home, would like to see if I can camp overnight Saturday and save the trip back and forth. Still will probably go, may doze off by the fire.....
     
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    As far as instructors go,is it possible to reach out to Kevin Estela? I know he is from the Northeast area.
    He is a great guy, very knowledgeable.
     
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    Count me in and let me know what you need me to do or bring.
     
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    I'll be attending if I can.

    I should know for sure in a week or so, but chances are I should have no trouble.

    EDIT: (I'll try to convince the wife to come too.)

    EDIT 2: I brought a couple of friends to the New England Bushcraft show in April and they really had a good time. Is there any concerns about at least offering them an invitiation to attend?
     
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    No problem, just give me a count.
     
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    Have fun folks. Sadly I can’t make this one.
     
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    You will be missed my friend. :(
     
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    Yes indeed!
     
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    Thanks guys.
     
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    Work permitting I'm in. Let me know if i can help out with anything.
     
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    Chow Plans:

    I'm cooking up a beast stew, I think the beast will be beef, but if a deer happens by before then it may find itself in the stew pot.
    Moe is making corn bread.
     
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    Is it OK to bring a couple of Swedish Candles to burn?
    And do we need anything specific as far as food or drink? Not exactly sure what to bring.
     
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    I will not be able to make this one. I was just reminded by my wife we are running a charity 5k that day. I hope you all have a great day.
     
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    Bring what ever you like to drink. No Boos however. My kettle on the fire all day long so if you like tea just bring some bags and feel free to take the hot water from it. Food wise Moe and I do a main course and people bring what they like for sides or etc. Breads, cookies, cakes, a vegetable side dish, pasta, whatever you like or bring nothing at all there is usually plenty of stuff to eat.

    I bring some donuts in the AM for early arrivals.

    If you have one bring a mess kit and a cup to eat with. There is usually a limited supply of paper plates etc but sometimes they go quick if we have a lot of kids in attendance.

    Bring along the Swedish candle if you like, that will be interesting to see in action.
     
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    Dude, your breaking my heart! But best of luck with the run.
     
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    Does anyone that is going do wood carvings? Like cups or spoons?
     
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    J.M. will make you a nice carving hatchet if you need one, he might even have a carving knife or two on the trade blanket, he’s a local hidden gem in the knife making world. Rick, if he comes, is a spoon carving machine who has articles in magazines and Swamp Yankee is a whittling and carving wizard with knives axes and saws. I carve duck decoys, and have been known to make a few boxes etc.
     
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    I'll be there, looks like I'll be running solo.

    What can I bring for food or donations?
     
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    Also just noticed the long term weather forecast looks like a shower is possible.
     
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    Barring any last minute work issues, I will be there.
     
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    I will not be making it expecting my roofing to arrive, have fun be safe see you at the next one.
     
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    Bring your Tenkara gear and give a talk about it.
     
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    Roger. Will do.
     
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    I plan to bring the ladle I made and give it a try. The results will either be a lesson in running balls in the field, a lesson in how not to run balls in the field, practice in fire fighting, or practice giving first aid for burns. Either way it will be exciting—I hope.
     
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    I'll whip up a batch of Pidan eggs. :D

    Those will go great with the possum purée.
     
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    see you all there
     
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    Had a very nice time today meeting everyone. I appreciate the knowledge sharing. Nice presentations with fishing stuff and fire making with flint, Map guidance, etc.
    Food was good, thank you!
    Most if all, nice kinship.
     
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    It was good to meet you!

    I was the guy who's ruining fishing... :D
     
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    Lol
    No sir. Very informative!!!
    You also make fire!
     
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    Great to see the familiar faces and meet some new ones today. As always, great food, great knowledge sharing, cool gear and goodies and just all around good time.
    s/f
    Buzz
     
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    Hear hear!
     
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    First bush games :)
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