Patrick and Shane's trip to the Cohutta Wilderness

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  1. shaneadams90

    shaneadams90 ESEE Knives Marketing Director Staff Member

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    Given the amount of rain that we have been experiencing Patrick and I needed a concentrated video session. Fortunately we were able to find a window in between downpours to sneak away into the Cohutta Wilderness for an overnight trip.

    The Cohuttas are just a long time favorite of mine and what I consider "home base". We had great weather and it got a little cool at night. Patrick slept in the cozy warmness of his Kifaru Sawtooth with a stove...while Izzy and I roughed it in the hammock...I woke up about 3:30AM with frozen toes in a 20* bag....Luckily I had some hand warmers nearby and was able to shove those into my socks to thaw things back out.

    I know @Patrick Rollins has pics to contribute as well. I

    Patric setting up the Sawtooth and Med Box Stove
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    Izzy and her version of making tender
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    My most used ESEE....the CR2.5
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    shaneadams90 ESEE Knives Marketing Director Staff Member

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    Pics continued..

    Kifaru Tarryall and Patricks Kifaru AMR in the background
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    My Hill People Gear Heavy Recon bag with Med Pocket and CR2.5 in Armatus Carry Solutions sheath tucked behind pocket and looped thru the Pals grid.
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    Patrick Modeling his HPG Heavy Recon Kit bag.
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    Gransfors Bruks Wildlife Axe and CR2.5
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    ENO House fly Tarp
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    Not our target....
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    Izzy and I at the Hickory Creek Trailhead
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    For the record, that was not our target!
     
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    this is great! love adventure pics!

    Izzy one fine looking doggo!


    Boer-wore sausages? Me favorite Afrikans food!
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    looks like fun!
     
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    Awesome stuff man, thanks for sharing. I'll have a hot tent setup one of these days...
     
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    We already knew it wasn't y'all's target, it has bullet holes in it :p
     
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    Great pics and report,thank you for that.Nice outdoor gear you guys have there,may have to try the heavy recon bag...
     
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    @shaneadams90 Great pics, I can’t wait to put my CR2.5 to good use. Tell @Patrick Rollins his pouch is off center, he needs to fix it or he will walk in circles.
     
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    It drives me nuts too but he is fine with it.....I can only do so much with what I have to work with! lol

    We didn't get the opportunity to do much exploring as this was more of a "work" trip....we filmed quite a few videos from our home base and were basically in a gorge along a tributary to the Upper Conasauga....not very "scenic" for pics but a great location for filming.
     
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    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    Every pic I have of Patrick wearing that chest rig he appears to be wearing it bandoleer style. Boy needs a mirror. You cannot go into the woods unless you have made sure everything fits properly and is color coordinated.
     
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    He did trim his beard and nose hairs.....He didn't want to be confused with Ethan Becker!
     
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    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    Well he's just one step removed from being a professional bum like Expat.

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    Sweet trip. Digging the jungle grill.
     
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    You will definitely enjoy it. I almost felt sorry for Shane in his hammock. Almost...
     
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    Fight the temptation to put too much stuff in it. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should!
     
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    I'm kinda lopsided anyway!
     
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    Kinda, downplaying are we:p
     
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    He seemed like a real bleeding heart for me and my frozen feet!
     
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    Hickory Creek Trail is where my daughters and I always hike. We just hike down to where it hits the river and set up camp. They love to play in the water there. I need to take a weekend off and head back that way.
     

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