Epic adventures here in BC Canada

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    Happy 26th birthday @Bushman5 you don't look a day over 40 ;)
     
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    …and remember, NO amount of alcohol..can be used as an excuse for interacting with amorous farm animals!! :D
     
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    Happy Birthday Bushy!
     
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    Happy birthday!
     
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    Incoming !!!!!
     
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    Overnighter with the boys!

    Reebs! Fire! Food!

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    First sunny & warm weekend in 2024! Me and the boys all met up in Chilliwack BC, and headed up into a mountain valley.
    Drove 60 KM’s up an FSR , passed hundreds of people camping / fishing / etc.

    Finally got a spot to set up camp . First order of business was to fall a big alder tree (14” diameter , about 75’ tall , around 2500 lbs ) . Skidded it with the diesel Jeep to camp, bucked it into 3’ lengths and got the fire going


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    Time for Reebs! Blew thru the first case of 15 in about 2,hours :D

    Tims to start dinner! Brought the number 3 Potjie with me , got it hot over coals , put sesame oil in and seared chunks of beef. Added onions, loads of garlic, herbs , spices, stock and left it to simmer for a few hours . Added an entire bag of baby yellow potato’s around the 3/4 mark, as well as baked a baguette in the reflector oven

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    Time for more Reebs and shenanigans!

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    my work buddy has a better cell camera than mine, took these night photos

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    FIRE!! :D
    That’s a massive pile of 14” diameter alder logs with a well established bed of hot hot hot coals , being assisted with a lil (a gallon) of old stale chainsaw premix gas and waste engine oil .

    from a survival point of view….. I can confirm that radiant heat that tall (20’ ) REALLY HEATS UP the area around it. (About 40’ radius) :D:D:eek::D:D:D:D:confused::D:D:D:D:D

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    Is that your marshmallow toasting fire or do you camp with a Balrog? like seriously, I see a Balrog in a couple of those pics…
     
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    Yes but he prefers the name BUSHY.. @Bushman5
     
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    Teaser Pics and video from todays Church Of The Woods

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    Explored a new area near my stomping grounds. An old gravel quarry from decades ago.

    first part there was a massive culvert in the creek, with a secondary culvert stacked above it . Guess the creek blows out but this was insane , almost 35’ tall creek depth .

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    once down the trail , I crossed under the highway thru a massive rock truck sized tunnel
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    On the other side the road was dug put…. Prolly by a huge water surge a few years ago.
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    Rotten log someone dropped to use as a bridge.
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    my second line - Platatac SPUR jungle ruck
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    First line - my ultralight scout rig - just the survival essentials
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    today was all about using my gear - the scenario was procuring and filtering water from a nasty forest water hole - standing water, rotting leaves, rotting mud, decaying forest debris. I stirred up the water using a stick until it was sludgy brown. The smell was horrific


    CHELMER Bushcraft UK made Millbank Bag
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    the water before I stirred it up
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    afterwards…. Gag it was awful
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    Presoak the Millbank bag so the fibers swell tight
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    hung up to drop into a canteen cup
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    Crystal clear water draining out
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    nasty smelling mud, leaves, decaying forest detritus left in the bag
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    When using a Millbank bag, it’s not sterilizing or purifying the water…. It’s simply removing 99.999% of the crap in the water - leaves, mud, silt, etc, making the water clear so you further treat it by chlorine dioxide tablets, iodine tabs, boiling, or thru a certified water treatment filter like the Katadyn , MSR etc .

    I chose to boil my water , using my new iWalker G43S gasoline stove. (The SVEA123 killer)


    Art masterpiece! Stainless steel, brass, bronze, and graphite
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    Clear water ready for sterilizing. Stinks like a nasty backwater bog
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    Preheat - gasoline in the burner cup
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    ready for boiling water
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    smell was so bad I added pine tips to mask it.
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    pine tips removed after I boiled the colour and flavour outta them , full rolling boil. Dumped in fresh ground dark roast coffee and let it sit for 10 minutes
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    Reusing the heavy plastic ziploc my Carajou Tactical large sustainment pouch came in, as a “sustainment pouch” for my rations :D.

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    instant noodles, tinned smoked conger eel with sweet chilies, tinned tuna snacks, oatmeal pouch, ground coffee, bouillon cubes, half a loaf heavy Yukon sourdough, smoked aged cheddar , British hard cheddar , big ol black pepper smoked sausage , etc
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    I brought a “few” stoves with me . This one is the Lixada multi fuel (gasoline/naptha, diesel, methyl alcohol and isobutane/propane canister :eek:
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    Diesel and alcohol jets
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    isobutane / propane adaptor . Best thing about this setup is you can fill the main stove tank with diesel , and PREHEAT the burner / vaporizer tube using the canister gas .
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    I’ll be doing another hike soon and using this stove with the diesel jet / canister combo - full review coming





    Classic Trangia 27 hard anodized cookset . Love this thing. Have cooked all my meals at home for like a week in it
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    wandered around for a bit, then stopped to make a small fire using the AMPLE supply of dead bone dry alder wood that was everywhere
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    Broom plant. Cut multiple bunches, tie to stick , square off the end and you have a very very effective broom for brushing your camp or sleeping area free of dust / pebbles
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    Time for another brew up - this time I used my BCB INTERNATIONAL hard anodized Dragon cooker , with methyl hydrate.
    An empty aluminum LiquiMoly CERATEC (there’s a reason all my trucks are over 300,000 KM’s plus…..) bottle , washed out and dried , makes a PERFECT methyl hydrate stove fuel bottle .

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    Finished coffee, loaded up the gear and headed back towards the truck . Paused at the clear green creek to refill the canteens for the ride home
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    LOVE this kit!
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    Part of the trail back to the truck
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    quarry #2 view
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    Great DayTrip !
     
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    Fun BC Fact!

    alders are the first trees to grow on skidder and logging roads in BC..They can be identified by scoring the bark…. If it turns dark orange , it’s alder . If it doesn’t change colour , it’s Willow. Both trees when young look the same

    alder is an EXCELLENT survival wood…. It burns when green/wet, you can use the bark / wood to smoke meats, and it makes insanely hot coals . As well, those coals can be used as charcoal to filter water .

    the wood is easy to split too when green, super easy when dry or frozen


    When I say hot coals , I mean heat up a cast iron Potjie HOT and sear meat in less than a minute. Look at these coals :)



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