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BeckerWest Spring 2017 April 21-23

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by Jonny1280, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. KingMC

    KingMC Chaotic neutral Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I have a deluxe thermarest, so that'll be coming along. I also have a woobie for extra insulation and probably the underquilt standin. Main bag's rated to 25 degrees so I should be fine.
     
  2. 710

    710 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 19, 2012
    We are already in Oregon, doing some site seeing and hitting the coast tomorrow then will be there Friday afternoon.
     
  3. KingMC

    KingMC Chaotic neutral Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    We are planning on getting there before noon on Friday.
     
  4. Jonny1280

    Jonny1280

    Jan 5, 2012
    Safe travels gents!
    See you all up there.
     
  5. Awesom-o-4000

    Awesom-o-4000 Basic Member Basic Member

    295
    Jan 13, 2012
    leaving tomorrow early...0 dark 30 should be there around 8
     
  6. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    Just off work. Gonna grab a few ZZZZs and head down this afternoon:)
     
  7. protourist

    protourist Have you ever caught me lying to you before? Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Heading out in a few minutes. Hope you all survived last night.
    Have some bacon ready, please.
     
  8. protourist

    protourist Have you ever caught me lying to you before? Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    I'm home. I'm sore. I need sleep.
    It must have been fun.
    Thank you, gentlemen. You too, Jonny.
     
  9. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    I had a blast! Hated driving out early Saturday night but well.......life. Still had a blast hanging with everyone! Great friends, awesome location, and great knives! Happy to see some new faces up on the hill too! Thanks to everyone except that owl!!! :)
     
  10. Jonny1280

    Jonny1280

    Jan 5, 2012
    Had a great time!!
    I always look forward to these gatherings and they never dissapoint.
    Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in yet another world-class BeckerWest!!
    I have a few pics to post later tonight or tomorrow. I'm absolutely whooped...
     
  11. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    so........
    it sucked heinously, you all hate each other, and you'll never do it again?
     
  12. KingMC

    KingMC Chaotic neutral Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Something like that, except kinda the opposite.

    I finally got home, only 6 hours of driving this time.
     
  13. Jonny1280

    Jonny1280

    Jan 5, 2012
    Passenger bread!!

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    Vitamin R. Sasquatch approved!

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    Pro tourist apparently could only find the small bottle of Kraken at the store...

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    BB gun shooting contest winners

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    Fire starting contest winners
    We had a Mora, a small piece of pitch, and 2 small chunks of 2x4. Abrasion murdered us all in this competition.
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    Chopping contest winners

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    Tomahawk throwing winners

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    Slingshot shooting winners

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  14. Awesom-o-4000

    Awesom-o-4000 Basic Member Basic Member

    295
    Jan 13, 2012
    Had a great time like usual. I also scored some sweet blades 0423171729.jpg
     
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  15. Jonny1280

    Jonny1280

    Jan 5, 2012
    A huge thanks to Ka-bar for sending out an awesome box of knives to hand out!
    Thanks to the land manager who lets us come up and enjoy this spot twice a year.
    Thanks Awesome-O for being the ringleader of the competitions and to everyone else that helped.
    It was nice meeting Padruig and his buddies. That was the first time I ever got to hang out with a christian rock band. :D Seriously though, thanks for the GEC and introducing me to a couple fine Irish whisky's.

    Always great seeing 710 and the fam.
    Abrasion, Fal'er, Awesome-O...I always have a blast hanging out with you guys.
    Super glad Romulous showed up with Connor.
    Gabe and Colton were awesome.
    Bill Siegle makes a damn fine knife and is always fun to hang out with.
    KingMC and crew are all an amazing bunch.
    Logan is a stud.
    Pro tourist is still a pirate.
    Always great seeing Ironbone!

    I ate too much and drank too much and had a fantastic weekend!

    #Jose Diaz

     
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  16. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Gold Member Gold Member

    693
    Dec 1, 2016
    Man, I really hope we didn't give off a Christian rock band vibe... What the hell is that anyway? ;)

    In any case, my buddies had a blast, even though they may have seemed a bit introverted. I had a fantastic time, it was great meeting you folks and I am already looking forward to the next Gathering. The contests were great, the conversations were great, the location is fantastic. Couldn't have asked for anything better. There is something to be said for hanging out with folks who genuinely share the same interests and enthusiasm.

    Thank you guys for making me feel welcome, I am genuinely looking forward to the next hangout.

    I hope you like that GEC, Jonny, and you can pretty much count on me bringing some fine whiskies to any shindig. :D
     
  17. Jonny1280

    Jonny1280

    Jan 5, 2012
    Haha!!
    No, you definitely don't. But Greg had me believing it for like 2 minutes.
    I'd consider myself very lucky if that's the worst that was said about me this weekend!
     
  18. KingMC

    KingMC Chaotic neutral Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    We had a strange flameless smoke fire for a while, it was throwing everybody off.

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    Someone brought some top-quality craft whiskey from Fremont Mischief, we all got treated right.

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    The clear-cut that happened nearby meant we got some higher winds than usual, but also a great view.

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    a really great view.

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    Shenanigans were had, but don't worry: everybody was being safe.

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  19. Jonny1280

    Jonny1280

    Jan 5, 2012
    I forgot to mention...
    Awesome-O won the chopping competition with the new Moses Bowie!!


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  20. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    this scares me and I want to know what have the pod people done with my buddy Mack?
     

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