Tennessee Bushcraft Rendezvous

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  1. Tennessee

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    The Estate of @abwillingham A five acre wooded and pastoral property.
    100 yards from my most frequented trail leading 2-1/2 miles along a mountain stream to a scenic waterfall and bluff line.
    Several creek hikes and trails in very close proximity.
    Poolhouse with showers and restrooms. Lots of room for tents and hammocks. Plenty of Firewood.
    Groceries and provisions 2 miles away.
    November 8-11
    Chattanooga/Signal Mountain.
    Detailed directions to follow.
    Any and all questions to @abwillingham or myself.
    PM me for a phone contact.
    I will set up an RSVP and update this post with other pertinent information.
    Address of the meet: 4405 Wilson Ave.
    Signal Mountain, TN.
    37377
    GPS 35*10'11" N 85*18'17"W

    Detailed driving directions posted on page three, halfway down.
    All are welcome.

    @TN_Woodman and @Seeker can attest to the beauty of these places and have hiked these trails and creeks with me.

    Rules: We would like to use the same rules that most of us have stood with in the past at @T. Pollock 's previous meetups.
    1). Alcohol consumption is fine, as long as no one gets out of line.
    Anyone getting out of line will be leaving the meet.
    2). Firearms. We all have them, but keep them to yourselves and in your vehicles, and strictly observe all firearm rules at all times.
    This is @abwillingham's property, and my home.
    There will be no firearms use at this meet, as in Tim's previous meets.


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    abwillingham - 1 - Should be fun.
    AirPirate - 2 - I could possibly have a third.
    bam7765 - 1 - Forgot to do this. Yay!
    Bonekrakker - 1 - Flying solo this time
    Broke - 1 - Hopeful
    bsemler - 1 - planning to be there
    Chili - 1 - Tentative but really trying
    fifthof9 - 1 - May have to relocate due to wife's job, but really want to come.
    hamanky - 1 - That opening week of deer season here, but I’ll plan on coming.
    Hoof - 1 - I'll bring the chicory coffee
    isme - 2 - Sounds Great
    Jewelweed - 1
    Josh B - 1
    Keyser Söze - 1 - yes i will bring All me knives
    Latrobe - 1 - I should be able to make it!
    Luzster - 1
    nograveconcern - 1 - Planning to be there.
    Paul Foreman - 1 - i hope to be there
    Peter M - 1 - Count me in! Just spent a weekend in Chattanooga, got hammered by chiggers :/ Nov sounds good!
    ra2bach - 3 - me and and couple of youngsters...
    Rough Country - 2 - I plan on attending with my son. May not be able to stay whole time. Thank you
    Rumsy - 1 - Don't forget to schedule the blizzard, there's a few things I saw on TV I want to try!
    TX-1948 - 1 - I am planning on being there.

    Total: 28
     
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  2. CoolBreeze135

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    I’m gonna try to do everything in my power to make this happen, but I have some work commitments the 11-15, so I won’t know for sure until later.
     
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    Well dang. I’ll be in Hendersonville that weekend. Sorry to miss this, but I’m sure it’ll be a great get together.
     
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    pretty!
     
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    I would be up for it and does it cost anything to stay
     
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    Clicked on the RSVP button but it said it was expired. I am definitely down for this one!! Love the Chattanooga area.
     
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    Just don't stand too close to the edge... and yes, @Tennessee, it was absolutely gorgeous...
     
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  9. Tennessee

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    Really hope you can work it out, would be great to see you here.

    Rick. i'm sorry to hear that and hope to see you soon on the trail.

    There is an awful lot of beauty around me here, in very short distance.

    No Cost at all, just gas money and groceries.

    Fixed the RSVP. First time using it.

    Thanks Seeker.

    Would really enjoy meeting you all. Let's make this a good one.
     
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    if work pans out id like to come as well.
     
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    If we can work out the scheduling my son and I will be there.
     
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    Can't wait, hopefully no rain this time!!!
     
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    No rain? The mud bog event on the last day was pretty epic.
     
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  16. Tennessee

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    Hope it works out, would be great to see you both. Let me know what kind of pork to buy and i'll try to have one.
    Your pulled pork at last years meetup was the most tender I have ever had.

    Great news, and definitely no rain.:51:
     
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    If we are able to make it, I'll bring the pork. And some conecuh. :)
     
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    Definitely interested in this.
     
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    I just seen this. Hell yeah I'm down
     
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    my son, Reyn, is alerting Taylor and William and Blaine ...
     
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    Just saw this, Glad I found it before I missed it.
     
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    You better bring some apple juice with you ifin ya go young feller. :4:
     
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    Carpool? I'm thinking rolling up there after work on the 7th. Thoughts?
     
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  24. Tennessee

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    I sure hope you can make it. always enjoy seeing you.

    Great news @Wordsmith hope you are able to come by. Looking forward to meeting you.

    Great to hear. Looking forward to meeting you.

    Great news Paul. I always enjoy you and yours company and conversation.

    Looking forward to seeing you again isme.

    I have been clearing a good bit of property the last couple of weeks. @abwillingham has allowed me to open up some new areas, and things are looking really good.

    Setting up a community fire pit, and working on a couple of tomahawk throwing targets.
     
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  25. T. Pollock

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    Glad to see you putting on a meet @Tennessee , hope you guys have an awesome time!!!
     
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    And why aint you going?
     
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    Wish I could brother, gotta get some health issues sorted out before I can do another meet.
     
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    Understood man. Would love to meet you in person at some point.
     
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    I don't see a problem with that. I better get some winter stuff
     
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    I have a wool shirt you can borrow and a wool blanket. Rest is up to you man.
     
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    Same here brother. I've got an appointment with a new neurologist Tuesday and I hope he can do something to help.
     
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    Inspired completely by you Tim. Wish you could make it.
    I was wondering if @TN_Woodman could bring you along if he was able to come.

    Let us know how it goes please. Hope to see you soon.
     
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    Thanks brother! I'd love to see you and all the rest of the crew again. I haven't seen a neurologist in about 4 yrs, hoping this new one is a good doctor and can help.
     
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    I gotta little time, I'll see if I can round some up.....

    ...and get the proper permits for transporting... . Lol
     
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    You live in TN right? As long as you aint crossin a state line, ATF can't say crap to ya. And as long as you aint sellin it the revenuers cant touch ya either. I think you're good man!!

    And if anyone gives ya money for the juice... its just tips...remember that...tips....
     
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    Oh hhhhell yes! I'm in!
     
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    Hey, guys. I've been in and out (mostly out) for the past couple months. @Tennessee I would love to come. Its a beautiful place with great company, but can't. @T. Pollock I've been meaning to holler at you for weeks and drop by. I hope Tuesday brings some good news and hopefully I'll see you sooner than later.
     
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    It was this past Tues but I'm sad to say it didn't bring any any good news. :(

    Holler or come by any time brother.
     
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    Good to hear my friend. Look forward to seeing you.

    Sorry to hear that you can't make it, but maybe we can get together for a short time again soon.

    Sorry to hear about your news Tim. I always have you in my thoughts. Wishing you the best.
     
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    Looking forward to the meet up....I will bring some fatwood to share with anyone that wants some.
     
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    Great News. I was hoping you found the post. Look forward to seeing and talking to you again.

    Thank You, Fatwood is always popular.
     
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    Got it, thanks!
     
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    Shouldn't be too far for you. I mean....it ain't like you're coming from FL or something. :3:
     
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    Quick question.....

    Creeks provide any type of fishing? If they do, what are TN's fishing rules regarding licenses and such? Don't really need one here in FL if fishing from the bank and not on state property. Anything like this in TN? I have one of @T. Pollock 's hobo setups I want to try out along with a collapsible rod/reel set up.
     
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    @Luzster

    The creek closest to the house, which is actually fed from the property, does not have any fish. This creek is too seasonal, almost completely drying up during a very dry summer, so no fish that I have seen.
    The other creek that is just down the road, is also seasonal, but I have seen a few small fish in some of the deeper pools.
    The Tennessee river is right down at the bottom of the mountain and you will cross it on the way here. There is also Chickamauga lake, which is just a few miles up river, about twenty minutes drive from the meet site. When you cross the river downtown, the dam is only about three miles up river.
    Fishing tournaments are pulling out record Bass from this lake quite often.
    Nickajack lake is a bit further down the road, maybe 30 minutes, but also has great fishing.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Probably won't be going to the lakes since they are so far out from the meet site though.
     
  49. Tennessee

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    Your Welcome. The lake is really not that far. You can see the dam from the bluff in the photo.

    I forgot to answer your licensing question above. You must have a license any where on any body of water.
     
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    Is there going to be a trading blanket by any chance?
     
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