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BeckerWest Spring Gathering 2018. April 20-22

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by Jonny1280, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. Jonny1280

    Jonny1280 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2012
    BeckerWest Spring 2018 Gathering! April 20th, 21st, and 22nd.

    This will be the 14th get together here in the great Pacific NorthWest just outside of Eugene, OR.
    Come one, come all! You need not be an official Beckerhead to attend.

    What can you expect when you show up to BeckerWest?

    There will be food, fire, strong drink, contests, and general merriment! Knives, guns, beards...you get the idea.
    There hasn't been an age limit in the past. Just use your best judgment on bringing kids along.
    Most of the attendees will not use a filter.

    Friday- Guests arrive, folks hanging out, setting up camp, a lot of B.S.ing, a fun night around the camp.
    Saturday- Big breakfasts, contests, lot's of food, usually not as rowdy as Friday night.
    Sunday- Breakfast, camp clean up, trash is picked up, and everyone is usually out by Noon.

    "What should I bring?"

    -Camp stove
    -Food, drink, camp chairs for sure.
    -Tent, hammock, or some form of shelter.
    -Trade items if you want
    -Bring some TP, there are no restrooms.
    -Folding tables and pop-up canopies are always nice to have around.
    -Knives, guns, and gear. Ear and eye protection.
    -Bring whatever you need to spend two nights in the woods.
    -More bacon

    Contests will include,(but are not limited to):

    -Tomahawk throwing
    -Shooting and/or Slingshot competition
    -Fire making

    Ideas for new challenges are welcomed, as are fresh ideas for the standard contests.

    Rules: Petty simple...

    1. -Absolutely NO guns and booze! If you're drinking, you're not packing.
    2. -NO dogs!
    3. -Take your trash home with you!

    Links to the previous gatherings:

    A link to the 1st BW. Fall 2011

    A link to the 2nd BW. Spring 2012

    A link to the 3rd BW. Fall 2012

    A link to the 4th BW. Spring 2013

    A link to the 5th BW. Fall 2013

    A link to the 6th BW. Spring 2014

    A link to the 7th BW. Fall 2014

    A link to the 8th BW. Spring 2015

    A link to the 9th BW. Fall 2015

    A link to the 10th BW. Spring 2016

    A link to the 11th BW. Fall 2016

    A link to the 12th BW. Spring 2017

    A link to the 13th BW. Fall 2017

    There are a lot of folks at these gatherings with a lot of great knowledge to share.
    If you haven't attended a BeckerWest gathering, come on out! It's a lot of fun!
    If you can't get the time off work, well... you might as well quit your job because you won't want to miss this!
    Looking forward to seeing everyone. See you there!


    Google Maps Link. Click Here!

    GPS - N44 07.818'
    *- W123 28.195
    Make sure your Datum is set to NAD 27 Conus.

    Driving directions:
    *From I-5 North or South
    *Exit # 195 , Beltline hwy west (Randy Pape' beltline) 9.5 miles to
    *(right turn) Hwy 126 west (to Florence) 14.8 miles to*
    *(right turn) Poodle Creek Rd. 4.2 miles*
    *(left turn) Fisk Rd. Approx .5 mile to the Orange gate on the right.
    Follow the BeckerWest signs up the hill.
    If you have any questions please contact Myself, FALER, or Abrasion via PM or email.

    I'll update this thread with names of those who commit to attend.
    No wishy-washy maybes...:D

    "I'M IN!"

    - FAL'ER
    - Abrasion
    - Jonny1280
    - NixKustoms
    - Diez Knives
    - KingMC +2
    - Bill & Billy Siegle
    - Pàdruig +2
    - Awesome-O +1, maybe 2
    - Ironbone
    - tobiism
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2018
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  2. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Me please. Not sure of any +1s yet.
  3. Diez Knives

    Diez Knives

    May 19, 2012
    Finally! I'll be there! Not sure if I'll be there late Thursday night or hecka early Friday morning, I do have to make a pit stop at tandy leather on my way up but it all depends on the time.
  4. NixKustoms

    NixKustoms Sheath and Knife Maker

    Dec 30, 2010
    Bring money this time fellas!

    I'm bringing some goods!
  5. Bill Siegle

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

    Oct 3, 2000
    In!!! Pretty sure Billy will be there too :)
  6. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    I'll be there, Not sure if thur or Fri.
    Also, there will be an active logging operation going on that week, I don't know if it affects us much, if at all.
    possibly there will be area's which are off limits to us or potentially vehicles entering the property may have to take a different route to the campsite.
    I'm not sure, I'll let you know.
  7. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I am most definitely in! I will likely bring the man child again as well as my brother. So put me down for at least +2 (Subject to change).
  8. Awesom-o-4000


    Jan 13, 2012
    I'm in
  9. Jonny1280

    Jonny1280 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2012
    Good. It’s official then. BeckerWest can now go on as planned. :thumbsup:
  10. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Alright folks, I have some news regarding BeckerWest which will devastate some of you and won't affect the rest.
    I got word from the property manager that there is NO SHOOTING on the property as of March 1st, 2018.
    Bring your guns for show and tell, You can always leave the property and head up Fisk Rd. onto BLM land and blast away.
  11. ironborn


    Oct 9, 2012
    Count me in, with food to spare and blades to trade!
  12. granitestateofmind

    granitestateofmind Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2013
    I would SO be there....if y'all hadn't scheduled it the same weekend as the Northeast Gathering...
    We have solved the shooting issue by using air rifles. Not firearms, but I have a couple of .22's that are (as we say here in the Northeast) a wicked pissah to shoot - especially at night, with the tactical light setup. And you almost have to drink, so there are targets...
  13. Awesom-o-4000


    Jan 13, 2012
    I got the fire and shooting contest figured. i'm open to any ideas for chopping or anything else... beard wrestling?
    also +1 maybe 2
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2018
  14. Diez Knives

    Diez Knives

    May 19, 2012
    .177 cal at the campsite?
  15. Awesom-o-4000


    Jan 13, 2012
    2 of them in a racing shootout
  16. Bill Siegle

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

    Oct 3, 2000
    Can hardly wait! Not too far off now :)
  17. Jonny1280

    Jonny1280 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2012
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  18. tjswarbrick


    Mar 31, 2011
    1/2 way there...
    Gonna be in Redding for family stuff that weekend. Missing out again.
  19. Diez Knives

    Diez Knives

    May 19, 2012
    Oh man, one thing I love is the massive bacon breakfast on Saturdays! FB_IMG_1523110819441.jpg
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  20. Bill Siegle

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

    Oct 3, 2000
    Mmmmmmm Bacon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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