Quick solo overnighter.

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  1. lyco.woodsrunner

    lyco.woodsrunner by the big White Pine Supporter

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    Headed out early yesterday morning. All packed and ready to go.

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    Headed to a spot that @Seeker and I spent some time at previously. Nothing super scenic, but flat with plenty of fire wood and water. The spring that he and I used last time had filled in with silt and needed some dredging. A few scoops with my hand and it was good to go.

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    Found a nice score on the fire wood close to camp. It eliminated the need to really process any down.

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    Setting up home for the night.

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    View from the inside. Looks a little different with leaves on doesn't it @Seeker ?

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    Testing out some home made fire starters gifted to me by @ Lode.

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    As you can see, they work well. Had a blaze in no time.

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    Making a late evening meal.

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    Nothing too exciting, Ramen with home made venison jerky thrown in. And before you ask YES, that is a cheap dog dish...:eek::D

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    I know, kind of strange, but it nests pretty well with a small Mors pot and is light.

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    The tools I took included my HB hatchet, Silky Gomboy 270, and my LTWK GNS in AEB-L stainless steel. Love this knife... IMG_20190907_160157.jpg

    All most dark. I was just sitting on a log listening to the insects, frogs and owls. Nice and relaxing.

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    Made it back across the stream safely today. It's way lower than usual. And back home in time to get ready for my daughter's soccer game. IMG_20190908_104801495.jpg

    Thanks for looking !
     
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    Nice little trip @lyco.woodsrunner! One of these days I'll get up there with you. Those firestarters from Lode sure do work good! Nice cooking fire and the first I've seen you use the Mors pot. No shame in using a dog bowl...as long as you washed it first! :26:
     
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    In the past i always ran a Mors pot. I got away from it for a spell last fall/ winter. The MSR pot just fit into the 3 day assault pack better. But there is plenty of room in the 60 liter pack for either size Mors pot.

    Lol. The dog dish was bought new just for the purpose of a camp bowl. It's to thin and flimsy to take any real fire, but works great as a bowl and is really light.
     
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    Love seeing outings like this. They remind me that it is finally getting cooler outside which is really what gets me outside at this time of year.

    I also really love your trio of tools! Well done! :dblthumb:
     
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    Nice! That pack looks kinda thin this time though... only what... 50/60lbs?

    Very different in green. Glad the spring still runs and wasn't too hard to clear. Is that osprey nest still there? Or did they move?
     
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    Lol. I didn't weigh it. But I didn't have my normal 20 pounds of meat and food. So it was light as a cloud... Lol

    Ospreys headed some where else. But I saw one over the beaver pond on my way out today. So they didn't go to far.
     
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    Awesome. It's so nice to just pop out on a quick trip sometimes. No muss, no fuss. :)
     
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    Bye the way @Seeker the pot chain you made works way better than my other one. Thanks ! :):dblthumb:
     
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    Love it! It's so good to get out. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    You are welcome sir!
     
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    Nice outing, plow point tarp configuration has become my go to lately. Glad you were able to get out and take us along!
     
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    Thanks! A plow point is pretty much all I use any more. Long as you pay attention to your direction and get it faced the right way, I find it pretty versatile in all kinds of weather.
     
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    Very nice. The gns is one of the best knives made today. Just feels good in the hand.
     
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    That looked real nice.
    How were the bugs?
     
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    Thanks! The gnats and mosquitos came out for a little on Saturday afternoon and evening. However once I got a fire going I didn't notice many close to the camp site. I was awoken a little after 2:00 in morning by some deer that wondered into my area and then snorted at me for ten minutes. By then the temperature had dropped enough that the insects that I fell asleep to where totally silent, so I am guessing all the pesty ones were inactive then too. I noticed two mosquitoes hanging on the inside of my tarp waiting to warm up when it got light enough to see. I didn't put up a bug net inside my shelter and didn't notice a single bite the next day. A few weeks ago they would of ate me alive in that location!!!
     
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    nice report, thanks for taking us along. i need to do something like this soon.
     
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    That Mors pot works just fine sitting directly on the coals, especially if you're just boiling water. In fact, I hardly ever use the bail on mine.
    Now, if I were making a stew or something, I might employ the bail so I could control the distance from the coals to avoid the contents burning.

    Looks like a nice outing, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thanks! Sometimes I put my pot directly into the coals, especially if I am just boiling water. My bigger one has taken a lot of high heat over the years and is still going strong...:)
     
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    Thanks. It's getting to be that time of year. My overnighters increase dramatically once the bugs are gone. Working in the woods everyday, sometimes it's hard to motivate yourself to fight the bugs in your free time too.:confused:
     
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