Hobo Camp

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  1. Bushman5

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    Pics later when I'm home. Surprised I have cell service up here in the woods.

    Anyways, quick and dirty get out of the house and go play outside day trip today.....to Hobo Camp #1

    About a 45 minute drive from base camp (home) up the sea to sky hwy and then a half hour bushwack to Hobo Camp #1.

    At the trailhead parking lot.......look how freaking skinny I am ......no more 35-40 lbs of stress weight and fat face .......

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    Sigh, garbage....lots , right off the bat. ...

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    Grow op ****.
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    Made a quick and dirty spear.......with my Surv-Tac 7

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    Recreating Rambo hunting the pig.........except there was no piggy fir me......:(
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    The "trail"
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    Finally entering the forest.....
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    Been at least two years since I was last here

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    Pile of cedar splits and fatwood still untouched


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    The gear......kifaru E&E 1st gen,Tops Surv-Tac7, magnum can of bear spray.

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    The small blades, Esee Avispa, and the one and only ArguableLobster "Pingo Lobster Claw" knife.

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    Also had my HPG (HILL PEOPLE GEAR) chest rig (thanks Reno Lewis!).....here I am pulling out the fire kit.......

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    Hmm what to use? Well since this is not a survival situ.....no sense wasting the emergency fire kit.....so 5cent book of matches works fine....

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    The brutal sharp wedge point of the Surv-Tac7 splits fatwood with ease.

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    One match fire, and water set to boil in the MSR Ti Titan Kettle.


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    ST7 sawback notching an alder branch for easy effortless snapping.

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    Warming up the noodles by the alder coals

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    Puttered about HC#1 all afternoon, had noodles with my veggie broth "tea" . Plan to come back with the Spetznaz shovel to dig out, flatten and level out the ground, then roll some big boulders into place to form a wall, to reflect heat from the fire pit. In the future I might add a log lean to and cover it with earth, forming a semi open but dry shelter.

    Good day to get out today. Next trip there will be a reflector oven and some smokies! :p

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    There is actually a second sister "Pingo Lobster Claw", which was supposed to be yours. The handle and blade are a little wider. I used a diffrent handle scale that was very figured but had a questionable grain orientation. Part of the scales popped off in the vice and you got the other one.

    It's somewhere. Havn't put new scales on it yet.
     
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    Ooooh the ugly sister knife! You Sir, are freaking awesome.

    I'm serious man, you should get some blanks laser cut and drilled for micarta slabs........
     
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    Looks like a good time out man, thanks for sharing. Makes me want to get out, which is a good thing.
     
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    Brilliant mate, great way to spend some time !!!!
     
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    Awesome. Keep us updated.
     
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    Always great stuff Bushman, I freaking hate litterbugs...and there seems to be a lot of em!
     
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    Awesome little camp bushy, as always a great post!
     
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    Hobo camps are the best. RB's setup on the old forum was the Hobo Hall of Fame.
     
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    Awesome stuff man. Glad you're getting some good use out of that HPG.
     
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    Good outing @Bushman5 I'm ready for some solo woods time myself.
     
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    Good stuff! Very scenic area. Too bad asshats have to trash places like that instead of packing their garbage out...
     
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    Looks like you had a good time!
     

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