Spring 2017 Central FL Meetup - January 21-22, 2017

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  1. El Duderino

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    Does anyone have interest in a meetup? If there is interest we can decide on a date, location and pick a few skills to work on and share during each scheduled meetup. I know the holidays are coming up so it may be better to shoot for January so this post is to gauge interest.

    All experience levels are welcome. I've always enjoyed the outdoors and hiking, but am fairly new to bushcraft. So don't be shy if you're a novice.

    To ensure it doesn't wind up being too far for any one person to drive, I'm looking for interested individuals who live in the counties of Hernando, Sumter, Lake, Polk, Hillsborough, Pinellas, or Pasco. But hey, if you don't mind driving feel free to attend. Everyone is welcome!

    If interested: Post to this thread along with your location, whether Saturdays or Sundays (or both) work better for you, and where you generally hike/practice bushcraft. If I get enough interest I will most likely PM you for your email address and create a distribution list.

    Thanks for reading!
     
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    I guess I'll be the first to say that I'm interested. Though I love outside if the listed counties. I'm on the other side of Gainesville, so depending on location it may be a drive for me. I could do either day, but if it's a single day event I'd prefer Saturday.
     
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    Great, thanks!
     
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    I'm in Pinellas county. Pretty open on dates if I can get my wife to buy off on it....

    ETA: I'm interested.
     
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    Excellent! Two people so far. Hoping more read this post so we can get a group together.
     
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    Hey how's it going? I live in Polk County and was actually just looking for something like this a few days ago and couldn't find much. I would be available in late January or possibly February for sure.
     
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    Cool. You're #3 on the list of interested people. I'll keep you posted!
     
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    I'm in the panhandle but travel to central florida all the time. Let me know if you put something together.
    -david
     
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    Will do! As you've seen we have a few interested so I'll most likely PM each person some time next month to get email addresses. That way I can send out a group email instead of using the PM function on here. Thanks.
     
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    You can do group PMs as well. Might help cut down on stuff being missed in email spam folders and such.
     
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    I'm in hillsborough county, id love to meet up, dont really know any places to practice bushcraft in my area, either Saturday or Sundays work for me
     
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    Charlotte County, interested !
    Thanks
     
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    Great! Thanks for your interest. We have a seperate conversation on this topic and I just added you to it. Let me know if you can't access it to see the details.
     
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    I'm in Pasco. I'd like to see a demo of starting a fire with a bow drill. My daughter and I have been trying for a while now, but all we've managed is a little smoke and a lot of frustration...lol.
    Let me know the dates.
     
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    Just sent you a PM regarding the meetup. Thanks!
     
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    Is this still going? I'm up in Marion county, but it's not far.
     
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    Yes it is. I'll send you a PM.
     
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    Interested, send me a link please
     
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    Are we still going the 21st and 22nd? Was a final location in the ONF ever finalized?
     
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    I'm going to change the date since Jan 21-22 falls under the general gun season. I'll be sending out an email within the next week asking for everyone's availability in February. I have your email address so you're already on the distribution list. Look for my email in the next few days.

    I'm heading to Ocala tomorrow to do some "research" for a good spot.
     
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    Sending you a PM now. Thanks.
     
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    Ok. Hopefully it falls on one of my weekends off.
     
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    I'm going to do my best to accommodate everyone's schedules. I've started a spreadsheet to keep track of who can make what weekends.
     
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    I'm interested, in Osceola county. Let me know what weekend you decide on, my weekend availability is all over the place with work.
     
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    I'm interested. I work in Columbia Co. and live in Marion on the weekends. The ONF is my back yard. I do a fair amount of solo camping out there. I may or may not be available in February. I'm guiding a small game hunt in the ONF one of those weekends for a fellow youtuber although we haven't determined the weekend yet. If the meetup is not on the weekend I'm guiding, I'd love to go.
     
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    Perfect! Just sent you a PM
     
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    I am interested. I am in north lake county (Eustis area). I am less than 5min to the Ocala National Forest and know forest areas well. This sounds like fun.
     
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    Great! I'll PM you.
     
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    I just live down by Clearwater hope to see you at the meet up if not pm me we'll get together I have a 10 year old girl who lives this stuff


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    I'm interested I'm in hernando county. Would be able to possibly car pool.
     
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    Just sent you a PM
     
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    Sounds like this may be gaining in size, which is great. If anyone needs to carpool from the Gainesville area, shoot me a PM.
     
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    Indeed!
     
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    Email from work. Weather expected this weekend. Please plan accordingly.


    Strong Storm System moving across the SE U.S. this weekend will bring several rounds of severe weather to our region.



    Possible threats with this storm include:

    • Damaging Winds (60-80 mph)

    • Large Hail

    • Tornadoes

    • Coastal Flooding


    Tallahassee/Panhandle area: will begin seeing thunderstorms early Saturday afternoon which could be strong to severe. The greatest threat appears to be Saturday night through Sunday.



    South East Georgia/North Florida area: Saturday into Saturday Night...A marginal (Isolated) risk of severe storms is expected, mainly across Southeast Georgia and inland North Florida with the best chances late Saturday Night. Sunday into Sunday Evening...An enhanced (numerous) risk of severe storms is expected area-wide, shifting into Northeast Florida during the afternoon and evening hours.



    There are a few timing difference in the numerical models. Stay up to date at the links below.



    NWS Jacksonville Webpage: http://www.weather.gov/jax/

    NWS Tallahassee Webpage: http://www.weather.gov/tae/

    NWS Jacksonville Facebook: facebook.com/US.NationalWeatherService.Jacksonville.gov

    NWS Tallahassee Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSTallahassee



    For our areas, the severe weather threat is expected to end later Sunday Night.



    Thanks, Cindy
     
  35. Florida Bullfrog

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    I've been waiting to see what my work schedule would be, but alas I will be unable to attend.

    Ya'll be careful. Camp away from where limbs might fall in the wind. There's plenty of hidden widowmakers in the ONF.


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    Seems like everyone is dropping out. I hope that someone besides me shows up.
     
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    No worries, people will be there.
     
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    Just for the record, I'm not "dropping out". I said weeks ago that my attendance wouldn't be finalized a day or two ahead of time. I can't put a camping trip above my duty.

    Ya'll be safe and have fun.
     
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    I understand. It wasn't aimed at you. Just a general statement.
     
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    Understood. I'd love to go. I've been hoping as late as yesterday to see if my weekend duty could be shifted around.


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    I'm heading out there now hope the weather holds fingers crossed


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    Looks like it's actually heading north on the animation we should be ok


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    I'm running a bit behind. I'm going to have to make an unplanned detour. Should be there by 1130 though. If everyone else gets there first y'all don't have to wait. I know the general direction to hIke in so as long as you're not too far off trail it shouldn't be an issue to find you.
     
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    Be therein 20if you could wait that would be great


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    I wish I was there.

    Would it be possible to see some other tent/hammock/shelter pictures from afar? I'm curious to see what blends in the most from a distance.


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    Literally picked 3 ticks out of my junk and two off my butt. Out of control but had a great time.


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    I'm not looking forward to checking for them myself, do you know who had the picture of me with the hat?


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