Taking time to make time

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  1. R Stowe

    R Stowe Hobbyist Hobbyist Supporter Bushclass I

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    It seemed like most of my time in the woods had been quick trips out to my trip report challenge spot, or just a few minutes in the woods near work. Two weekends ago two buddies and I decided to make the most of the fact we didn't have anything laying claim to our Friday evening or Saturday morning and to spend it camping on an old farm we have access to.

    Our plans included, fish, cook, gig, fire, fun. That was about it.

    It turns out we learned a few things. This pond is full of one size of bluegill. I'm going to work on thinning them out. Sometimes the mosquitoes just don't show up, thankfully. Frog legs breaded and fried with crushed up pork rinds are pretty good. We packed way too much food. We can still eat that much food. This is just what we needed. So without a lot more commentary here's a few shots. I missed a few things, but I focused more on catching 40 gills and laughing than getting my camera out.


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    Heading into the property.

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    Kinda shady kinda flat. That will do.

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    2" to 5" and a bunch of them. Old school worms worked best but we caught some on trout magnets, gulp corn, and a few other things.

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    Modded Ontario split up some wood.

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    A few gills we held onto.

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    It had been a while since I had gigged. It's still fun.

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    The previously mentioned pork rind frog legs w/ machete spatula.

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    This dude makes a wicked cup of coffee.

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    Parting shot before rolling out.

    Thanks for following along. Every trip doesn't have to be epic, and don't discount an hour or two in the woods, but sometimes it's just good to get out for an overnight when and where you can.
     
  2. MrFixIt

    MrFixIt Old Jarhead LB#42 Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    That was a fine trip, thanks for taking us along!
    Oh, and also thanks for the pork rind tip on frog legs!
     
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    Bluegills are about the tastiest fish to me, especially right out of the water. Looks like a good spot you have there for getaways.
     
  4. Pharmer

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    Oh man that’s an awesome location. Did you get bonked by any walnuts in the night?

    What’s that contraption in the bed of the truck? Possibly an electric cooler/ refrigerator AC unit?

    Good times. Love the overland camping rigs.

    Thanks for sharing
     
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    Great stuff! That looked like a fantastic time out having fun! Thanks for sharing! I was digging the frog gigging!
     
  6. R Stowe

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    We did not, thankfully it was a calm night because that tree has some good-sized ones. I wouldn't want to be out there when they're falling.

    It's a refrigerator/freezer. Super handy and it has battery protection so it doesn't run the truck down. I'll go dual eventually, but this has worked fine so far.

    Thanks, it's got 219k on it and serves me well.
     
  7. John from Alberta

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    Awesome! What a beautiful area. :)
     
  8. Jonah L. Archer

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    Pork rind frog legs eh? :33:

    Great outing!
     
  9. R Stowe

    R Stowe Hobbyist Hobbyist Supporter Bushclass I

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    Don't knock it until you try it.
     
  10. Jonah L. Archer

    Jonah L. Archer ~Roughian #21~ ~ MOA #62 ~ Supporter Bushclass II

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    Oh I'm not! It sounds pretty good actually!
     
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    Who makes that RTT on the Tacoma?
     
  12. buckfynn

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    I've never heard of pork rind frog legs!? Very interesting camp setup above the vehicle. Nice outing!
     
  13. R Stowe

    R Stowe Hobbyist Hobbyist Supporter Bushclass I

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    It’s a Summit camper from AT Overland. I’m an editor for an outdoors/off-road magazine and I have to say this is one of the most convenient and comfortable set ups I’ve ever seen.
     
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    Neat outing and delicious looking food.
    Thanks
     
  15. M.Hatfield

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    Looks like you found a perfect spot and had the experience to match. :cool:
     
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    Fine trip and report young fellar. joe
     
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