Ohio Buschcraft Outings?

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  1. JosephDurham

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    Would anyone be interested in forming a group to have regular Bushcraft outings?
     
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    im not sure where your at but im in ohio & I would def. be in for getting a group togther
     
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    Also depends where at I am in the NE of Ohio, but would be interested in getting out
     
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    SW ohio as well. But I think a regular meet up would be nice

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    SW Ohio, but I'd occasionally make the drive to Zaleski or Wayne NF.
     
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    i feel left out in NE ohio here
     
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    Don't feel left out as I am in NE Ohio as well!
     
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    NE Ohio here, would love to meet and greet.
     
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    Southern Ohio, Bethel. Approximately 40 minutes from Cincinnati.
     
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    I have a 35 acre spot I hunt in Bethel. Lots of deer through there. I don't get out to Eastfork much though. I'm about 45 minutes north.
     
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    I am about 1.5 hours from the Bethel area.

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    a bushcraft group is a great idea.
    i would be in. central ohio, so i can go basically anywhere.

    in terms of where to meetup, why not pick various locations around the state? would help those who might be not able to travel too far
     
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    I think that is good idea. Rotating around the state.

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    I agree completely and that's what I was thinking about when I started this thread.
     
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    I'm in! (though health issues sometimes keep me from getting out). There have been some really good meets in Ohio since I joined BCUSA but have only been to one. Everyone has been great so far and will meet up with anyone if/when I'm able.
     
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    Sounds great Megalos!
     
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    hi. I saw your in NE ohio as well. im in Geneva & looking for new bushcraft partners & new places to go. give me a shout
     
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    where about in NE? im in Geneva 50 miles east of Cleveland and im always looking to meet new bushcrafters and find new places to go
     
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    Olmsted falls About 60 miles away . I don't get out toward Geneva very often . I usually make it more west or south .

    Where do you usually go to out that way ?
     
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    Dayton area here (SW Ohio) and would love a bushcraft camp, even if I had to drive a ways!
     
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    trumbull county here
     
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    Lets get something going!
     
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    so how often do we want to meet?
    once a month?
    every other month?
    every three months?
     
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    Once a month would be great if we rotate locations e.g. SW, SE, Central, NW, NE. That way a meet up will be close to everyone at least quarterly or so.

    Overnighters or day trips? I'll always push for Wayne NF for camping since we won't be subject to as many restrictions. Primitive camping is permitted.
     
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    well we could certainly plan for both overnighters and day trips. if enough people we could do each per month? or alternate day trips and overnighters from month to month.

    agreed 100% on wayne national. rotating may be better for attendance, and for people who can only come out for a day

    i personally dont know of any spots that arent in wayne national.
     
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    I didn't have anything in particular in mind for how many times we mt up, really just wanted to get the ball rolling on this and thought it would be a good idea. I now I won't be able to attend every meet, depending on travel, work, and frequency.
     
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    Same here but would like to get together when I can.
     
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    I would ask about private property... If anyone wants to make a group project out of building a bush camp in the woods? Owner gets some help building and rest get some skills practice and place to meet up.
     
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    I don't see why that would be an issue. Others would get the chance to be out in the field other then a park. But it would also be up to whoever participated. Could be a neat idea for an annual meeting spot.
     
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    Yeah. I've got a couple acres of woods but kinda narrow between a State route on one side and road on the other. It is woods but not the quietest or most private. Also overgrown with honeysuckle. :(
     
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    sounds like a good place to practice bushwacking!
     
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    we found a couple nice spots in Cuyahoga, open all yr. no electric just basic camps. huuuuge lake. all free. hiking trails, nice place to meet up
     
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    Nw here Defiance county here. Woul love to meet up with Ohio boys. We usually go to Salamonie in Indiana because its close. Wayne is a 5 hour drive for me so i might be able to do that 1 a year
     
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    my work schedule has a lot of overtime right now but im sure I could get a vac. day and plan a trip if I have enough notice.
     
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    (Reposted from another thread)
    Bushcraft camp on December 2 - 4, Shimps Hollow Group Camp site, Germantown Metropark. The campsite is just south of the Welcome Center at 6910 Boomershine Rd., Germantown, OH 45327.
    I will be there on Friday night at about 7PM and will leave about 11AM Sunday.
    I envision a casual, fun, share what you know, show off your gear and skills, maybe learn something, and hang with like minded people kind of camp. Bring your own everything, they will only provide firewood and toilet paper. Please invite anyone who might be interested... all are welcome so long as they are interested in bushcrafting. I will accept a donation toward the cost of the site.
    Contact me at jason.swiatkowski@gmail.com if you have questions and to RSVP.
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    I'd like to go to that one but the wife has a race that weekend.
     
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    I'm a maybe. That is Ohio gun season for deer. This is going to be my first year gun hunting. I ordered a Marlin 1894 and am anxious to use it.
     
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    All right all you Ohio slackers. :D Should be a great weekend weather-wise. Jason has the campsite reserved. I'm bringing pronghorn chops/steaks. :32: What more could you want? Get off the couch and come out.

    Bushcamp Dec 2 - 4 SW Ohio
     
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    Same here take my son an daughter this year they are using my 20 guages i am using my marlin in 38-55
     
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    Come on out, even if it is just for the day.
     
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    Free cattail root to the first 6 people who stop by and say Hi! It tastes like instant potatoes, really it does...
     
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    SW Ohio Bushcamp 2016 was a success! The weather was great with cool days and cold nights but no rain. Friday I got to the campsite late and quickly set up my tent in the dark. As a challenge, I wanted to go the entire weekend without artificial light so putting up the tent was done by lantern. My other challenges were to not use my coat (left in car) and to not use the case of water in my trunk. Dinner was parched corn, peanuts and hot coffee. I slept cold Friday night and woke up to condensation everywhere! Breakfast was oatmeal with raisons and the last of my coffee. Cut and split wood for the days'fires, made a hat full of shavings, then went on a long hike to gather water. The nearby creeks were dry so getting water took over an hour! Got back to camp and had a quick snack of peanuts, parched corn and sunflower seeds. Cut more wood. Filtered and boiled some water for tea. Got started on dinner at about 2PM, built up the fire and started prepping chicken stew. Put it on to cook at about 3 and put some bannock on at 4:30. Both were ready at about 5, just as the sun was setting. The chicken stew was excellent but the bannock was a bit burned. By 6 it was dark so I sat around the fire for a bit, then turned in for the night. Slept in until 7:30 on Sunday, had a quick breakfast of peanuts / corn / sunflower seeds and tea, then packed up camp and left at about 8 AM.
    I processed wood for my fires, water for drinking and cooked two full meals, plus drinks. I used electric lights for about one minute total (in the tent), never needed my coat and gathered most of my water. It was a great outing and I can't wait to do it again this spring!
     
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    I hope everyone had a great Holiday Season! Myself and a few others are just getting into Bushcraft and Winter Camping and are looking for ideas of where to go? We are wanting to do some shelter building/tarp camping and just in general practice our skills, such as fire making(gathering, processing wood), campfire cooking, etc... What does everyone recommend? General campsites? Do they allow you to cut down and process wood? Should I be looking for private land? Ideally we would like an area we could come back to in order to keep working. Huber Heights/Dayton area. I am new to this and just looking for some advice, any input is appreciated...
     
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    Most public lands prohibit cutting down trees. State land typically prohibits even gathering fallen trees. Federal land allows gathering fall trees.

    The best thing is to find private land to use. Or, look for remote areas of large forests such as Zaleski state forest or my favorite Wayne NF.
     
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    I have camped at the Five Rivers Metropark several times and never had any issues with finding / processing wood. Gathered wild edibles, cooked, made shelters, etc... Can't say I followed every park rule but then again, I have never had a Ranger visit my site either! Just put it back when I was done. If you and your friends want company, Im in Trotwood.
     
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    I'm in toledo and into this sorta thing but have no group lol

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