NJ/NY/PA Regional Meet up September 28-30 2018!

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  1. Pastor Chris

    Pastor Chris Keeper of the T.Darrah Tenkara Pass-Around Hobbyist Supporter Hardwoodsman Bushclass II

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    Tohickon Valley Park in Bucks County Pa: http://www.buckscounty.org/government/ParksandRecreation/Parks/Tohickon


    -We will be in group campsite #1 #2, Across the road from the area circled on the map in orange.
    It is a huge area and much of it is open lawn, so there is lots fo room for multiple sleep system sets; hammocks, tents, tarps. It will be a good time to play around with such things and have "bail out" options ready to go.

    - there are only a few parking spaces near the camp, but you can drop off you gear and then park in the parking lot, circled in purple, and then walk across the field to the camp site.

    - There is a water source at the trail head, marked in blue

    Here is a link to our previous meet at this park: https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/nj-ny-pa-regional-meet-up-april-27-29.220078/



    maptohickonvalleypark.jpg


    Tohickon has bathrooms and water adjacent to the smaller group site #2, trees for hanging, lots to do and see in the area, and a nice creek nearby. For the cost of the campsite it would be about $10 per person, cheaper if a PA resident reserves it.



    Paging @bobc @Wolfcri @NJHeart2Heart @GreenFrog @hdlv @JV3 @Medic17 @alukban @Sweeneyguy @NVRDONE @adkwalker
    @MommaJ @Sbrody @556mp @Mr. Tettnanger @SarahsBushcraft @Wyanokie @tabasco_joe @Timberdogz @Pathfinder @Chris keating @JerseyDevil22 @designtom
    @alukban @BlueSkyWoman @Badwolf42 @myz @pilsburythrowboy12 @ChocolateSpatula?

    Feel free to tag others who might be interested. I can't remember everyone!

    [RSVP=230488]Click here to RSVP[/RSVP]

    BlueSkyWoman - 1 - Looking forward to another great weekend. Please don't cancel!
    BushTrimmings - 1 - Yes i will be there, trimmings and all
    ChocolateSpatula? - 1 - with chocolate and a spatula
    Chris keating - 1 - Saturday arrival
    designtom - 2 - & Joe Mez / Halftread
    John Foskey Jr - 1 - Saturday only
    Josh-Samsquanch - 1 - Saturday morning Sunday afternoon
    MommaJ - 2
    NJHeart2Heart - 1
    Pastor Chris - 2 - With Jake as always!
    pedtst - 4
    Seeker - 2 - May stop by for a few hours on my way through (if vacation is approved and if house is unpacked.)
    shamar - 1 - With Troop 1719
    Timberdogz - 0 - I can only stop by for a few hours, but since I’m local I can bring a good load of firewood!
    Wolfcri - 1 - Possibly +Goblin

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  2. adkwalker

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    I'm off that weekend have to check with the wife!
    Kevin
     
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    I might be able come up then, I'll definitely bring up a bow. Do you know any of the regulations with wood, gathering edibles, fishing, etc.?
     
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    Pastor Chris Keeper of the T.Darrah Tenkara Pass-Around Hobbyist Supporter Hardwoodsman Bushclass II

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    There is fishing in the creek, subject to PA regs of course. No problems with wild edibles. Not supposed to burn wood from the park but hey. . . Last time a couple of folks brought loads of wood from their personal wood piles and that was great and hopefully is a repeat event.

    Detailed info is on the park services website.
     
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    @Turtle Creek... so soon! lol

    I may show up for this if my new home is unpacked.
     
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    Thanks for the invite but Sept is out, it is a very crazy month for me.
     
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    Looks like an hour fifteen or so from me. I have to check with the better half, but I'm hoping I can make it.

    I haven't made a group meet up since the Pinelands...
     
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    Dang it! We'll be visiting college's for my son starting this fall. We'll be in Salisbury that weekend. This looks like a great location. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    Kolidj? whut kinda busch krafter r u? forest lernin' ain't gud enuff fer yer young-un?

    Well, maybe next time. Timing on this thread was very curious though... came up as 'new' on my feed immediately after I told you I'd notify you if I saw anything.
     
  11. Pastor Chris

    Pastor Chris Keeper of the T.Darrah Tenkara Pass-Around Hobbyist Supporter Hardwoodsman Bushclass II

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    Sabbath bump for interest.
     
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    wish I could make it but have a big work event that weekend.
     
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    :( I'm in Swiz'zerland those days.
     
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    I'll be there if I can get that Saturday off.
     
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    Pastor Chris Keeper of the T.Darrah Tenkara Pass-Around Hobbyist Supporter Hardwoodsman Bushclass II

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    I wanted to "like" then "un-like" your post @SarahsBushcraft , but I had to like it again. Have a great trip!
     
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    unfortunately i will be in providence ri visiting my daughter that weekend.....have fun to all attending...

    bob.
     
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    Pastor Chris Keeper of the T.Darrah Tenkara Pass-Around Hobbyist Supporter Hardwoodsman Bushclass II

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    Not looking too good so far I'm afraid, just a busy weekend for others.

    I will keep this up for a bit but it might not work out.
     
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    Dang, I've got a wedding that weekend. I may be able to make it for one evening (not overnight), maybe I can stop by for a little campfire cooking.
     
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    maybe postpone till second weekend in october?....just a thought...

    bob.
     
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    Pastor Chris Keeper of the T.Darrah Tenkara Pass-Around Hobbyist Supporter Hardwoodsman Bushclass II

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    Unfortunately that doesn’t work for me. I have so many scheduled events this autumn and the weekends off are very rare.
     
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    i hear ya....time does get tight......

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    Wish I could go but I'm going to the Catskills that weekend. I'll be at Mongaup Pond Wednesday through Sunday
     
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    Kids got marchingband competition in Virginia.
    I'm out .
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    Need to check a few things schedule wise but very interested!
     
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    Alright we are starting to shape up!

    Jake and I will be working on some Bushclass Basic lessons so he can finish up. Anyone else is welcome to work with us!
     
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    I'm interested in sitting in on any lessons!
     
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    Nice! I will glade to join for this meeting! Just a question, can I bring wife and kids?
     
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    Absolutely! It is a big site so plenty of room!

    Just rsvp in the first post
     
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    Pastor Chris Keeper of the T.Darrah Tenkara Pass-Around Hobbyist Supporter Hardwoodsman Bushclass II

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    Do we have a PA member who can reserve the site for us?

    It is half price if it is done by an in-state person.
     
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    Thanks for the tag. Unfortunately I am pretty sure I will be closing up our camp for the season that weekend so it will be a NO GO for me :(
     
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    I put in 2. Ray is going to try to join me as long as the kids schedules work out. We do have a wedding to attend on Sunday so as long as we have access to showers we will not have to leave on Saturday.
     
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    Fantastic! Bring the tenkara rig with you and others can play around!
     
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    Alright folks, we have booked group site #2! Group site one had already been booked by a group that has been to Tohickon many times and behaves themselves well, a group from my alma mater, Rutgers University.

    Site #2 is directly across the dirt road from site #1

    A collection will be taken during the meet to cover the campsite expense.

    I have a call into the Ranger Chief about firearms carry in the park and also about a cleanup/maintenance project we might do while we are there.

    Finally, here is the rule regarding firewood: "8. Firewood is not available. Bring a supply of firewood sufficient for your stay. Fires are permitted in grills, stoves, fire rings and fireplaces and must be fully extinguished before leaving the camping area. The cutting of any standing trees, bushes, or shrubs is prohibited."

    The way I read this is the we can burn dead wood that is on the ground, but also a member volunteered to drop of some wood from their woodpile for us which would be a great blessing. If anyone else local has that capacity, please bring wood. Worst case is that we leave some nicely stacked for the next group.

    Thats all for now!
     
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    At this time we have a commitment that weekend but it may change, we will definitely swing by if we can!
     
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    I'd love to go, but don't have a ride from Philly. I'll let you know if anything changes or I get creative and figure something out!

    I'm so happy to hear there's a cleanup/maintenance project in the works. Thrilled if I could make it up there.
     
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    Anyone near enough to the Philly area that can help @ChocolateSpatula? with a rind to the meet?
     
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    Would liked to have been able to make this outing but my final semester has started and I’m going to be too consumed with my already congested schedule plus the prep for my last big state registry exam. Have a safe and outrageously fun time y’all!
     
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    @designtom I'm definitely interested! I live in South Philly, and would happily help with the transportation costs.
     
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    I’m kicking around plans with the wife, I’m trying to make it. I’ll give ya a go or no go in about a week.

    So close to Delaware!
     
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    Very Nice!
     
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    Whichever is more convenient! Do you live in Philly, chris?

    I'm so excited I get to join you guys again!! So grateful.
     
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    If you tag the member, like @Chris keating or quote their post then they get a notification of that so they can respond.

    Glad You are coming! RSVP in the first post.
     
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    @ChocolateSpatula? yes I’m not currently there full time but my apt is on n broad. Looks like I’ll be going up Saturday morning if that works .
     
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    Can we play that game again where someone throws a live round in the fire pit and we take bets on when it will go off? Or is that prohibited too?




    Cry me a river. ;)
     

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