Sat April 14th Bushcraft Meetup Ohio Wayne National Forest

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  1. Ohiobushcraft

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    A couple of fellow woodsmen from Instagram and I are meeting up at Wayne National Forest for an overnighter Saturday April 14th..Since it will be our first time meeting , we thought it would be great to have an open invitation on here and welcome all who can join! We will choose an location around 8am to meet at and then go from there...If anyone is interested let me know, i'm looking forward to hearing from you!



    -Rob :Ohiobushcraft
     
  2. Celtfox

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    Rob and me are definitely going to be there and I invited jswi2374 and he said he was down too so we have 3 confirmed so far.
     
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    Pretty sure I’m in!
     
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    Thats awesome! Thats 4 of us now...I'll text you and talk more about it
     
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    i know i cant pull an overnighter especially since we are doing a meet the week before, but depending where the meet is at i might be able to stop by in the morning and hang out for abit. do you have basic location in wayne on where the meet might be? hocking, athens, county ect... or are you guys just winging it. :dblthumb:
     
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    The more the merrier, if others can’t do the overnight that’s fine with us. We all can still hang out and get something together during the day.
     
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    I wanted to put this up here, but I’ll make a separate post about it with more details later after we get some more feedback.

    I have talked to a few of the members on here about doing a “once a month meetup” on the 2nd or 4th Saturday (which ever is best for everyone) of every month starting in May down in Wayne National Forest. The one in this post scheduled for April will technically be the first one, but I know there won’t be as many because there was one a week prior that we didn’t know about when we planned it.

    I was just wondering if that would be something anyone else would like to be apart of? Thanks!
     
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    That's a bit of a drive for me to do every month. A more central location would be better. Is there some sort of park near Columbus, maybe, so us SW Ohioans don't have to drive 3 hours?
    Still 100% in for the 14th!
     
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    I feel you, I have to drive about a half hour more since I’m a little North of you, but if others are willing to make this a regular event I would be happy to make it out to hang with everyone. Us West Ohio people get pretty screwed when it comes to forests that allow things like bushcraft or dispersed camping. I personally don’t know of any place around the Columbus area that we can actually do bushcraft things or make campfires besides in designated camping spots. Anyone around the Columbus area want to chime in?
     
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    I'm with @jswi2374 on this. Wayne is a bit of a drive to do monthly but if there was something more columbus-ish I could more likely show. but if it's Wayne monthly, maybe I can do every other month or so.
     
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    For a monthly meet up, maybe we could rotate locations? One month SE, then SW, NW, NE? That way all of us could show off our favorite spots to everyone else, at least for a day... Ohio is a diverse state and it would be fun to see what we all do and where we do it! It would also let people who can't travel hours and hours to go to the meetings near them. I got a few places near Dayton here that don't allow camping or shooting (hunting ok) but pretty much everything else goes...
     
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    I would like too meet up and make new friends and do a overnight ....Alternating and rotating locations sounds fair.... I'm hoping i can make it and attend this bush craft meet...
     
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    I like to travel...So I would be okay with anywhere in ohio as long as it's an overnighter... Would be great to get something started for all of us Ohio folks!
     
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    Rotating sounds good to me too. I was just throwing out an idea like getting a monthly event together. I was also trying to get feedback from everyone and see how many would be interested in something like that. The more feedback the better. If we all could agree on a few spots to meet up then we’d be set.

    Plus, if someone couldn’t make it every month that would be fine, because at least everyone would know that there would be another one a month later :)
     
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    Good chance I can make it. I take it we are talking tents or tarps in this instance? I am a newbee so I don't know what the score is.
     
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    I'm taking my tarp
     
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    I have a tarp and tent I’m taking, but I was also talking with Rob about the possibility of doing some bushcraft shelters for fun and making a friendly skills test/competition out of it. I’ve had Dan Beard’s book “Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties” for awhile now and I’ve been wanting to try to build a few of those shelters since I read it 6 years ago!
     
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    So we won't know where we are going until 8am on the 14th?
    Also, is anyone into cast iron cooking? Maybe we could do some trading?
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    We are meeting at Stone Church trail head in Wayne NF... everyone is going to try to be there by 8-9am
     
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    We are just gonna hike in together ..We will decide on a place to setup camp once we're there and get a better feel for how things are laid out
     
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    Sounds good. I doubt I will be there before 9am, 3 hour drive from Dayton. Leave a light on...
     
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    I’m bringing my cast iron skillet for some campfire cooking for sure! Got to have my bacon and eggs :dblthumb: I have an extra Polish Military Surplus Wool Blanket I will bring that I bought from Sportsmen’s Guide.
     
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    Gillie and I are 3 hours away as well... I'm picking him up at 5 am in Findlay ;)
     
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    5am.... I'm not sure I'm that hardcore!
     
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    I may try and swing down for a bit during the day.
     
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    Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier!
     
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    I'll be bringing my son and a nephew.....if guys don't mind... 15 yr old nephew is wanting to learn bushcraft ....
     
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    I’m no professional myself and I’m sure I’ll learn a thing or two from a few of you as well. The more the merrier!
     
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    I would definitely be down but that is a little too far for me. Sounds like you guys will have a blast though.
     
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    I’ll likely stop out if for some reason the camp out the weekend prior doesn’t work out.
     
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    Meeting at the Stone Church trail head @ Wayne NF .....8am-9am if possible -Look forward to meeting all who attend :)
     
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    I can always leave flagging tape up to mark the way to the site we end up choosing for those who can’t make it that early.
     
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    That'd be a good idea, I don't get off work til 7a so I probably wouldn't be down to visit til probably closer to 10a.
     
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    I went to the Stone Church trailhead over the weekend to scout it out a little and get an idea about the location. I didn’t get to scout it too long, but from what I saw it looked very promising. It’s located just North of Shawnee, Ohio and it’s pretty accessible. I think it’s going to be a great location. I took some pictures for everyone too so they can see a little of the trail. There are plenty of downed trees and partially downed ones hanging off other trees. A little farther up the trail there is a Pine growth and it looked so beautiful on Sunday walking through the tall trees with the blue sky. I lucked out because the temperature was almost in the 60’s! I took a picture of the map that was posted. There looks like 2 small ponds off of the right trail and I also saw two bigger ones on the map Northeast of the smaller ponds across the river to the East. They might be prime locations for camp but I guess we will see when we actually see them. Well, I’ve rambled long enough. Here’s some photos for you all to get somewhat of an idea of the location.

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    If there's any high winds or thunder storms i'll be camping in a low line area
     
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    Having spent the day in the WNF yesterday, I can't wait to spend a night next week!
     
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    Update : Celtfox,Gillieleather and I will be meeting at Stone Church trail head Friday the 13th at 6pm instead of Saturday morning as regularly planned...I'm not sure on the cell service there, but we will find a way to coordinate to meet up with other's attending later.
     
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    I can still leave flagging tape up for other to follow to the camping destination too.
     
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    Just got home from work and wanted to try and get a roll call for this weekend. Like Rob said, him, his friend, and me are going to get there on Friday around 6pm and if anyone wants to join us at anytime feel free to join us! I will be marking the path with Orange flagging tape for others to find out camp. So, with that said... is this still everyone that plans on making the trip this weekend?

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    Maybe???:
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    I will be there at about 10am on Saturday.
     
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    Looks like some warm rain in our future's...
     
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    Yeah I saw that too. It will be a little more tolerable with the weather being in the 70’s for me haha. Hopefully it’s not too nasty, but I’m coming prepared just in case!
     
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    I will try and make it down for a bit on Saturday. No guarantees though.
     
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    I’m heading out in about an hour. The others are already on their way!
     
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    see you all in the AM.... leaving at 6
     
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    Bacon and eggs on the fire right now. When you get to the trailhead you will see our cars. Take the right trail across the road. There will be 2 forks. Take a left on both forks and you will see our camp. I am putting up the flagging tape after the 2nd fork to help you find it.
     

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