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Worm Camp- Harriman State Park, New York

Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by bearthedog, May 26, 2015.

  1. bearthedog

    bearthedog

    May 17, 2006
    Fresh back from Scandinavia and about 13 hours later Jay and I are on our way to Harriman in New York. The temperatures were in the 80’s (Fahrenheit), with overnight temps in the middle 60’s.
    Water was a little scarce, but there were a few mud puddles and trickles that served us well. We had way too much food for an overnighter, but we made a valiant attempt.
    Strangest thing that occurred while were in camp, we had about 100 worms climbing and dive-bombing us, our food and gear.

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    Our friend the snake had a twin a few yards away

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    Jay on the trail and about to get wormed

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    Our camp before we set it up

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    Frame for my bed

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    My cook pot

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    We set the fire ablaze and assessed our food situation while waiting for some coals.

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    Our food situation was…well!

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    The cooking began

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    Spam

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    Eating rice with my bush fork tongs

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    Water source

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    Leather possibles pouch

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    Grill for bread and sausages

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    And another worm looking for either a knife or a bit of sausage.

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    More cooking

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    Jay mixed his mashed potatoes, peppers and Italian sausages.

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    Too big of a job for a Hawk????

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    Another worm managed to crawl on my handle

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    Out!

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  2. tonym

    tonym

    Mar 18, 2008
    Rueben, you still in town?
     
  3. trestle

    trestle

    Feb 2, 2008
    Great photos and looks like a fun trip to the woods. btw, what are you using for cordage to tie the ends of the branches to the main stem on the grills? That looks like a great idea.
     
  4. bearthedog

    bearthedog

    May 17, 2006
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    That is bark from Hemlock, same as on the tripod.

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    -RB
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2015
  5. JV3

    JV3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2010
    nice pics! fun times as usual...i'm still tired from all that eating!

    not sure which was more annoying - all those worms or the gazillion spider webs we walked through...going to post my pics in a bit.
     
  6. mewolf1

    mewolf1 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Sure looks like Alder , not Hemlock, to me. Good times.:thumbup:
     
  7. JV3

    JV3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2010
    printer paper = ultralight cutting board :D

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    the master chef admiring his creation.

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    my first overnighter with a hammock - slept like a baby! my back did get cold a little around 3 am (the low forecast was around 60° f) so going to use a foam pad next time.

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    i did bring my ground setup (kifaru sheep tarp's first woods outing - was hoping for rain to break it in) just in case but never used it.

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  8. JV3

    JV3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2010
    tons of dead fall...perfect winter only spot because water is problematic at any other time.

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    my belt knife for the trip - brk kephart 3v.

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    maker's mark in the flask...i had rb do a blind taste test and he too liked bulleit over maker's mark...so this trip might be the last time for it...end of an era for me for sure!

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  9. neeman

    neeman Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    And a good time was had by all...............
     
  10. bearthedog

    bearthedog

    May 17, 2006
    The bark used for lashing was 100% hemlock, because there was downed tree from where I got the bows for my bed covering.

    I wish there was Alder in that area for more cooking apparatuses.

    -RB
     
  11. mewolf1

    mewolf1 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    :thumbup:Waddoo I know, there is no Hemlock around my parts.:eek: It's interesting to me that it oxidizes red like Alder.:cool:
     
  12. tman038

    tman038

    Dec 21, 2011
    great pics. thanks for sharing.
     
  13. bearthedog

    bearthedog

    May 17, 2006
    Thanks all for looking.

    -RB
     
  14. ivan51

    ivan51

    Dec 9, 2003
    Love the fosters cooking pot! How are you liking the kephart in 3v?
     
  15. bearthedog

    bearthedog

    May 17, 2006
    The Keppy belongs to Jay.

    -RB
     
  16. heefageLA

    heefageLA Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 2, 2015
    Thanks for the post!

    I always enjoy the pics and posts 'round here
     
  17. vic2367

    vic2367

    Sep 15, 2006
    looks like you guys had a great time ,,we need to do a weekend trip out there in Ny ,,im not too far away.
     
  18. JV3

    JV3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2010
    always is whenever i hang out with bearthedog.


    thanks, man!


    i like it so far - thin, light, fits my hand well and the orange g10 is a nice bonus. it's just about the max weight i can tolerate for neck carry.


    thanks! glad you like the pics.


    come on over! just bring spam :D
     
  19. bearthedog

    bearthedog

    May 17, 2006
    Kephart is my favorite knife design too.

    -RB
     
  20. mete

    mete Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2003

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