NJ/NY/PA Regional Meet up April 27-29

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Which location do you prefer?

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  1. Hickok Brook MUA

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  2. Tohickon Valley Park

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  1. Pastor Chris

    Pastor Chris Hardwoodsman #7 Hobbyist Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass II

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    Major carving wood score today, someone put this at the side of the road!!!!

    [​IMG]Untitled by Chris Scrivens, on Flickr

    So there will at least be a bit of silver birch for carving.
     
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    @Pastor Chris river birch? I’ll be working on tree I’d at the meetup.
     
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    Can I get in the campgrounds around 10 pm Friday? Also I’ll bring as much firewood as I can ga5her. Worst case I’ll drive to my parents. Big poppa has a couple cords in Baltimore area.
     
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    So... I'm going to attempt (yet again) to use this weekend for my bushcraft basic overnight. I will be tenting if it's only one night, but if I make it on Friday, I'm thinking I'd like to try out hammock sleeping...

    I wonder if anyone has some spare hammock gear I might borrow to try out? My biggest concern is temperature. I need to make sure I'm going to be warm enough. I get cold in summer depending on the thermostat(!), so I need something that's overly warm to the average hammocker (more so if the loaner is a guy) for whatever weather we are expecting (and no smoker's gear thanks - no offense.. just can't sleep in something that smells of cigarette smoke).

    What I have: A simple hammock with no built in attachment features, a Big Agnes 25 degree wide mummy and a Big Agnes insulated air core ultra sleep pad. I also have an extra lightweight sleeping bag, which I'll throw in the car with a bunch of extra assorted sleeping layers (kinda like a kitchen sink ;)). I would like to use my own hammock, but without any attachment features, I don't know how I'd use over/under quilts, if someone offers (any assistance humbly appreciated!).

    Alternatively, perhaps I could just borrow a hammock setup for a nap during the day, while sticking to my tent overnight (which is coming regardless). Based on my history (will I be able to stay overnight.. will I make it there in the first place? I'm HOPING..) I don't want anyone to go out of their way, but if handy and easy enough to throw extras into your trunk...

    Thanks,
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    @NJHeart2Heart Jake and I will likely be in our tent, but we will be bringing our hammock stuff too and I have a Hammock Gear Incubator 0deg down under quilt for my Warbonnet Blackbird. You are welcome to try if for a day or a night if you wish!
     
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    I’m bringing ing my tent and hammock. Matter of fact I’m bringing it all. It’s playtime! You are more than welcome to borrow, I have uq, extra tarp hammock suspension.
     
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    Thanks both @Pastor Chris and @Chris keating ! If you don't mind bringing it along, that would be great :) I'll look you up when I arrive. Right now I'm **hoping to leave from work on Friday and getting there by maybe 6pm.

    :40::40:
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    That's ok. I may wind up later too.. and if not, I'll also be setting up a tent, so no problem there.
     
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    I missed the PM part Chris. Jake and I will probably be there at 10am.
     
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    Than that would work out either way for me. :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm going to be glamping with my tent I'm going to bring it all little twinkle lights for the awning might put a rug in the tent not sure yet lol.
    Kevin
     
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    Haha!! Sounds a bit girly for an AXE MOB member ;) LOL!!
     
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    Lol when I get to bring the car game on !
    Kevin
     
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    Waaaaa?! :eek:
    Nice find!
     
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    Make sure you have room in your car to take some home!
     
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    I hope i haven't RSVP'd too late...
     
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    @SarahsBushcraft, you are fine....just come on over and enjoy the fellowship.....the site is huge, so there is enough room....

    Bob
     
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    Glad you'll be able to make it!
     
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    @pastorchris are we doing a trade blanket?
     
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    Absolutely! That is always a part of such gatherings.

    If people want to bring whatever they need to share some skills that is welcome as well. Really just an opportunity to get together, hang out, learn, and play!

    No agenda, just safe fun.
     
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    Yes but unfortunately I’m working both Friday & Saturday following clinical days that weekend so I’ll be missing the action. Next time!
     
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    Thanks for setting this up Pastor Chris! Sorry I'm just seeing this. For some reason I didn't see the tag. I'm sorta half committed to a hang in Maine that weekend, but you never know, maybe Bucks county is in the cards. I'm gonna be a last minute yea or nay.
     
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    Great chance to try it out.
     
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    No such thing as too late for this one. They told me at the county office if we exceed the reservation number just pay the ranger at the park.
     
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    Bob, I'm on severe salt restricted diet. What can you bring for me to eat?
     
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    @tabasco_joe, i will not be staying over either night....friday night i will be going out to dinner with my daughters family.....i will be cooking dinner on saturday night, but i was planning on kielbasa and beans.....i am not that familiar with salt restrictive diets....i don't know if i can help.....

    bob
     
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    Man if this weather keeps up like this I'm bringing my 20deg bag and a wool blanket for siting! Someone let mother nature know she needs to get back on her meds.
    Kevin
     
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    Slight change in plans. I need to help my mom out, but I don't want to lose the whole weekend of bushcraft soo....
    I took Friday off from work. :) I'll come earlyish Friday, spend Friday night to Saturday (hopefully in a hammock!), then leave Saturday before lunch to my mom's house. Ted probably will not be attending due to logistics.
     
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    LOL!!
     
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    Would be nice to see you George, but Maine sounds awesome too :) Wherever you wind up, enjoy!
     
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    @NJHeart2Heart ...glad you will be attending......the weather is looking great for the weekend.....
     
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    Just to be clear it's Deer wood campground. Correct
    Kevin
     
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    Yes, there is a map in post #19, Group site #1 (not #2 which is circled on the map)
     
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