Se7eN's trip report thread.

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    Another cast iron afflicted reprehensible. It's a good thing we all live so far apart...all together we might be considered a public health hazard! :D
     
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    That’s a fact
     
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    July 6th, 2019

    “Mozzies, bears and waterfalls”

    Woke up early and loaded up my truck with the essentials. Back to a full load out - no weight restrictions.

    Drove north and found a river system that I’ve always wanted to explore. I put on my HPG chest rig and my drop leg sheath/BUSSE NMSFNO combo and started to look around.

    This place is crazy in the spring time. Gravel bars everywhere just begging for a cooler full of ice cold beer to be crushed while fishing off of them.

    I love this type of country.

    Water was CLEAR and deep.

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    Loads of trees ripped out of the grind by torrential spring run off.

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    Further down river, everything calms down nicely. Lots of small trout in these waters.

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    I hears something in the trees probably 50 yards from me. @Bushman5 and I move through the forest the same way...move, stop, listen, look, repeat.

    This proved useful yet again.

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    After making sure the bear moved away from the area, I cautiously continued to explore.

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    There were more signs of active bears in this area. Stumps freshly ripped open, more tracks. Erie silence.

    Time to go.

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    I moved out of that area and got back to the truck. Continued north for another hour before heading 45 km west into the heart of the interior.

    I stopped at a nice area to do some fly fishing. It is late in season for rainbows and the northern pike minnow is running right now. Garbage for eating and they eat trout fry like crazy.

    I loaded up the ruger with some grizzly vitamins and got all set to hike down river.

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    I take fishing to a whole other level. Am I crazy, yes, am I prepared? Yes, is this overkill? Depends on who you ask. Will you read about me getting lost, Eaten by wild animals, starving to death, dying of dehydration or worse? NO WAY.

    Chest rig, gun, halftrack loaded for bear, net, water, knives, boots, waders.


    BRING IT.

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    More to come.
     
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    Away we go.

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    Series of tracks in the gravel. The broken pattern indicates bear to me.

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    Epic gear shot!

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    Beautiful river. I’m going to hike to this spot more often.

    Caught 6 fish on my fly rod. All NPM. No bows!

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    This ended up being a really cool picture.

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    Wild mint!

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    After a few hours of hiking and fishing, I decided to move to another spot not too far away. More pictures to come
     
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    LMAO! put the ghillie suit on too!


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    This is some incredible country. I love the interior. The PNW is in a class of its own though. Very different climates.

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    The bush here is incredibly thick this time of year. In some areas it is impassable without a machete.

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    Speaking of knives. The battle mistress in all its glory. .25” thick, 10” blade. Epic knife. I’ve never owned another knife of this size that I’ve liked more than this one, except for one exception. That exception is a variant of this knife with a full flat grind and 5/16’s thick.

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    My NMSFNO

    This knife is a great all around tool.
    Busse is my brand. Expensive, but well worth it. I don’t collect them either...I use em.

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    Black and white photo of the lodge pole pines. The ideal tree for teepee or log cabin building. Dead straight and uniform in size.

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    Blueberries everywhere.

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    Saskatoons!!!! Oh man! I can’t wait for berry picking season!!!

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    Look at the colour here. Just incredible!

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    An old forgotten trail.

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    More to come! Sorry for the late posts, was driving!
     
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    OMG i want to hike that trail! that a well worn human trail. Trappers in your area?
     
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    Kept on hiking to the waterfall. You guys have seen this before.

    I absolutely love this area

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    Hiking down along the ridge to the base of the falls.

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    STEEEEP


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    Looking back up the hill. This place is going to be beautiful this fall!

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    I can see the falls through the brush! Getting closer!

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    Half way down. See this? That’s sudden death.

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    Finally there. Awesome black and white picture of this monster.

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    Tantalizing trout waters!!!

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    There was a good mixture of Arctic Grayling and Rainbow Trout here.

    Nice little rainbow!

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    I fished there for maybe an hour or so. Weather started to move in, so I started to hike back out toward the lake that this river pours out of so I could build a fire and have some chow.

    Once I got to the spot where I wanted to have my epic cook up, I set up a line to catch fish in the lake and started slaughtering dead balsams for firewood with the NMSFNO

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    More coming
     
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    Old old trail to the headwaters of the river I was fishing on. Big history here.

    I’ll take you there brother!
     
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    I put the Zubat to work

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    Hmmm.



    What’s this? Very utilitarian knife. I like it, but I’m not sold on it yet. Struggling to see the point of this knife when you could carry an IZULA or an IZULA 2.


    It’s like an expensive steak knife with a sharpened spine...

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    Made short work of the firewood with my busse. Split everything into halves.

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    Producing some BTU’s to get my cool fire ready.

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    Once my coal base was established I set up to cook my bacons wrapped steak tenderloins!!!

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    Time for some carbs.

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    Little bit of water and one package of instant rice. Instant rice is an excellent source of nutrition while out in the bush. This brand is quite healthy.

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    Cooking away.

    But wait....this post gets better.

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    As I’m cooking my steak, I hear something. It’s my fishing rod! It fell over. I ran over and discovered that a fish had taken the bait and gotten tangled in a fallen log just off shore.

    I put my waders on, and went into the lake.

    I got the fish untangled.

    Steak is nice, but fresh trout is better...

    I used the ESEE steak knife to clean the fish.

    During this whole time I was being eaten alive by black flies, dropped my phone in the mud and was swearing like a sailor.

    Back at camp, the rice was done. I was famished. Put on a lot of miles today.

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    I skewered the trout and tied it on to a branch with a Saskatoon branch.

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    This is bushcraft. Simple and effective.

    Bushcraft was never a sport, a fad, or a hobby. It was in all honestly, wilderness living. It was derived from things people who lived in the forest did to get by and manage their lives and fulfill their needs.

    We see a lot of bullsh8t on social media and forums that claim “bushcraft is made up of lay flat pictures of unused gear, kuska cups, “Bush raft camps” and folks showing their claim to fame by showing their elaborate “bushcraft skills”

    What’s worse is a a lot of companies endorse such jokes because it sells gear.

    That is all crap. Lies. Not practical.

    “Bushcraft is simple, because it works”

    Mors kochanski is the god of wilderness living, and what he does isn’t pretty. It’s simple, and it works. Just like a mora knife. Not fancy. Brutally simple, and it works.



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    Steak and rice done!!!


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    Lake shot.


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    Oh yeah. Delicious!

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    The fish was cooked. No spices, just the fresh taste of trout.

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    Perfection.

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    Just look at this.

    It doesn’t get any better that this folks.


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    Tasty.

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    Well that’s it until next weekend.

    Thanks for looking.
     
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    you give that CR 2.5 a chance Brother,........i'd pick it over the Izula/Izula2 any day.

    AMAZING PICS , AMAZING COOKOUT!

    love it. I'll be up that that way, I guarantee it.....just need to work out logistics for the apt and the rescue kitties.
     
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    I’m amazed at the colour of those trout. Gotta be wild and not stocked.

    The bows down here , the meat is grey and they taste like how foul stagnant mud smells.......hence why I hate trout
     
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    Great pics 7! Not much can top fresh caught done over fire. Mmm mmm good! I think we are doomed to be consumed by insects though...they'll just find our bones out by the river after the mozzies and biting flies have left nothing but skeletal remains. :D
     
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    Mmmmm
    Mmmmm

    I’ve had them with meat as red as sockeye salmon here brother.

    Don’t worry, I’ll change your mind lol
     
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    nice right up and pictures 7, Being from Texas could you put a picture BC and show where you live and where Bushy live
    so we can have a perspective of the different land scape you to guys play in.Thanks
     
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    LOL!
    http://www.bcrobyn.com/2012/12/how-big-is-british-columbia/

    BC covers 95% of the western US seaboard and a 1/4 of the west USA.

    I’ve explored here all my life and have literally covered only .05% of of BC
     
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    O.K. Bushy , It's as big as Texas. :D:eek:That explains the diversity .
     
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    It's actually around 150,000 square kilometers (57,915 square miles) bigger than Texas, with roughly 1/6th the population. :)

    Massively different terrain all over BC. From super dense, sopping wet rainforest where I live, to the bitter cold North, and everything in between.

    The small, densely packed evergreens and (comparatively) flatter terrain in @Se7eN's posts are characteristic of central BC.
     
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