Today’s trip

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  1. BlueDogScout

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    I went hiking today at fern Clyffe State Park about 30 minutes away. Beautiful day!

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    It was a very steep hill and I’m in worse shape than I thought lol I carried 50 lbs of gear but only used 20 lol need the weight to shappen up...
     
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    Oh look at the time;

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    I’m past due for lunch... better get started! Using my siege stove @Bushman5 today’s menu, loaded baked potato soup, brats (although I forgot the buns) and hot chocolate. It’s rained heavy the last 4 days so the fire took some coaching but I got it there!

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    I carried 50 pounds of gear to help start getting in better shape but I would say I only used 20 pounds of it lol. I used my cook kit in my mother, my cleaning kit and fire kit from my G-2 and the tools from my sherpa belt. So my day hike and general use kit is all center line systems and works great. My hidden woodsman day ruck was supposed to just be for over nights but I put it to work today and I was glad to have the hydration bladder with me. The star of the show was the siege stove. I do like it and the grill was far more useful than I anticipated. I hope you all had a great day out there also...

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    Now my adventure is complete lol
     
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    Im so starving after seeing your lunch. Great trip and beautiful photos!
     
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    Thank you! It was a great day and a great meal. I had extra and didn’t even eat what I cooked. But eating less can be a good thing lol. I have been told I don’t share my days out enough so today I remember my phone is also a camera lol
     
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    Oh yes! Take lots of photos! There are a lot of folks that cannot get out as often and enjoy the moments seen on here.
     
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    I’ll remember that. I know I always enjoy the adventures of others on here!
     
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    Man what a nice place to go for a walk! I'm thinking of walking over to the store for some brats too! :)
     
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    Hope you enjoy them lol
     
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    Hahaha i was thinking of doing the same. Oooh maybe some chorizo too
     
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    Awesome park and awesome photos Bluedogscout!
     
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    Thanks it was a great time
     
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    Nice trip. That grill is slick. How do you like th Ice Mule Bag?
     
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    It works really well. With a few ice packs food can stay chilled maybe 2-3 days. It has an inflatable feature so it creates an air pocket. I use it as a dry bag for when I take none refrigerated food and then I can inflate it for a pillow. I bought it in May and it’s holding up well and works well.
     
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    Thanks. I’ve been considering one for kayak trips.
     
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    They are great and they would float should something happen. They are well made. My suggestion is whatever size you think you want go up a size. The one I have is the mini I think. They said it’s good for a six pack. The inflation feature is what really helps it insulate but you carry less if you actually use it properly. Also always squeeze all the air out, pack, then inflate.
     
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    Looks like a blast. Very nice gear. That looks like a mean little stove and that brat cooker is awesome
     
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    Thanks it was lots of fun! The siege stove is great. Well designed and great functionality. I’m going to get the ikea container which will nest with my bottle and pots.looing forward to it!
     
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    Awesome trip, and beautiful area. That lunch looked darn good. I have to see if our stores carry that soup!
     

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