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  • teddy12b

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    And let me tell you, sitting in the hammock by the fire is the best camp chair there is after a day of 5,000 feet of elevation gain.

    I'm a big fan of a hammock. I'm more of a backpacker than a bushcrafter, and I like to get a goods night rest after a long day. Lately though I have to admit I'm getting back into ground sleeping after buying a Nemo Tensor. It's nice to be able to stretch out after a long day too.

    These are pictures from my last shooting competition. We used a 10x10 tarp in a plow point, individual bivys, air pads, and we had plenty of room for us and all our gear under that tarp.

    FYI, I used the 5 minute tarp shelter knots from Canterbury's basic class to set this up. I use the bowline, truckers hitch, and half hitch on just about everything I do anymore.
     

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    Keith_Indy

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    And here I thought from the title you'd be pimping this site...


    Really good place to interact for "all things bushcrafting"
     

    jsx1043

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    And here I thought from the title you'd be pimping this site...


    Really good place to interact for "all things bushcrafting"
    Agreed.
     

    MinuteManMike

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    I know I should work on simple fire lays / firestarting, and six or so basic knots. And backpack hiking w/ at least 40lbs on my back. I really hope to do some camping this summer and figure out what gear works and how to minimize the load.
     

    jmarriott

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    I used to long distance hike with lightweight (for it’s time) equipment. Now it is more off-road vehicle camping. That makes bringing things like axes and lanterns ect much easier.

    All transportation eventuality breaks down to walking on foot. When needed I have the old deer cart to haul items.

    I do like to go where true bushcraft can practiced and where cell phones don’t reach. Just like my personal /vacation time to be a little more comfortable than pure bushcraft. Still practice the skills.
     

    teddy12b

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    I used to long distance hike with lightweight (for it’s time) equipment. Now it is more off-road vehicle camping. That makes bringing things like axes and lanterns ect much easier.

    All transportation eventuality breaks down to walking on foot. When needed I have the old deer cart to haul items.

    I do like to go where true bushcraft can practiced and where cell phones don’t reach. Just like my personal /vacation time to be a little more comfortable than pure bushcraft. Still practice the skills.
    I'd love to hear of places where you can do true bushcraft. It's hard to find national parks that'll allow a campfire at night outside of designated areas or leaving any kind of a sign or trace you were there.
     

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    I'd love to hear of places where you can do true bushcraft. It's hard to find national parks that'll allow a campfire at night outside of designated areas or leaving any kind of a sign or trace you were there.
    Well, the first error is looking at National Parks. You want bushcrafting areas try National Forests, State Forests, BLM lands, etc. National Parks and Monuments are really into preservation and education/interpretation.
     

    teddy12b

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    Well, the first error is looking at National Parks. You want bushcrafting areas try National Forests, State Forests, BLM lands, etc. National Parks and Monuments are really into preservation and education/interpretation.
    The only place I'm aware of that's a place like what you're talking about is the Charles Deam Wilderness near Bloomington.
     

    Hawkeye

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    The only place I'm aware of that's a place like what you're talking about is the Charles Deam Wilderness near Bloomington.
    Check on dispersed camping rules for the HNF and the various SFs. But, yes, Deam is one of the main places in IN.
     
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