Overnighter to perform on Bushclass Sophisticated

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Hello all,

@Seahunter and I went into the woods to verify some products off the Bushclass Sophisticated lesson program. I wanted to get my overnighter in a framed shelter accomplished and as the BLM had lifted fire restrictions I could get a couple of the fire lessons accomplished that are definitely risky to do in the summer time about right here. Let’s start off with a photo:

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We did a brief two.five mile hike in to a spot that we each had located independently and camped out to comprehensive earlier Bushclass assignments. It was quite dry and some of the smaller sized ponds have been fully dry.

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Hunting was on the agenda but we ended up just taking our shotguns for a stroll.

We got to the web site about 1:00 pm and did not finish functioning on projects till six:30 ish when we stopped to consume some thing.

Like I described prior to I wanted to perform on my framed shelter and utilised some of the grey pines that had died in an earlier wildfire or blow down for my poles. Moreover I utilised my BCUSA tarp. Right here is a image of the completed shelter:

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The complete construct can be located in the Bushclass. I utilised a hatchet that I hafted for bushclass on this trip to construct the shelter. The hatchet created rapid perform of removing the bark and cleaning the branches.

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The hatchet head was offered by @krismorgan when I 1st joined BCUSA when I was functioning on my Bushclass Standard lessons.

The other cause I had the hatchet was I wanted to comprehensive a split wood fire devoid of a knife. I utilised additional grey pine for my split wood fire and practiced producing shavings a way that @NWPrimate has accomplished in his videos:

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I got the fire going with a single stick of grey pine:

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We also place with each other a fire reflector created out of stones from the dry creek bed that we have been camping by.

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Though Seahunter was producing his shelter out of deadwood grey pine bark he located this:

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We have been each glad it wasn’t a rattle snake and left him alone. With the perform acquiring close to accomplished we each have been hungry and I had brought some squirrel stew that I created earlier in the week for our dinner. Seahunter brought some chestnuts to roast.

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I forgot to bring any consuming utensils and Seahunter was good sufficient to let me have his although he worked on producing a single for himself:

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(Continued)

 

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