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02-10-2014, 03:46 PM
ECR stands for East Coast Rendezvous east coast because if you ask somebody to name two oceans IF they can Atlantic might be one of them, hence New York borders the Atlantic ie East Coast. AAR is After Action Report. Okay capish as Master P would say. The three of us Andy, Jim, and me got to the parking area about 1000 on Friday,plenty of parking. If you didn't show up because you wrer worried about about parking you shouldn't have.
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Andy loaded up in the parking lot.
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Jim aka John aka Julio Traveling light to his first ECR. The jet sled to Julio's starboard side is the opposite of light.
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Andy and Jim after a wood trip. Nice looking saw if I do say so

02-10-2014, 04:16 PM
An 8 man, large stove, and wood what more could a man ask for.
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For some reason(operator error I bet) my camera wasn't taken good pics at night or in the tipi. When I didn't bring it it also didn't take pics go figure.
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Derrick , who will at the drop of a hat or an 8rd clip will remind you the M1 Rifle 30 cal was invented by a Canadian, Jim, and Andy comparing notes. I believe spirits of warriors were listening to these stories and that is why the picture is the way it is.

Those are about it for any pics I took. I had a great time as usual. I brought my GB family along to make sure my pulk made weight. My new outdoor axe is now my favorite with the stove. The Titanium stove that was in the 24 man is much much better than I thought. I really liked the Nomad and EMRII on Bikini frames that were there. If I didn't have what I have I would go with the Nomad and Bikini Frame. The shooting was good as always thanks to Andy for bringing the steel. And thanks to Lucille for putting a smile on everybody's face when they shot her. Hard to believe she was invented by a Canadian. Saturday night Ken lead us on a short 1.28 mile snowshoe hike. That was wicked cool. And the biggest thanks go to Ken for honchoing the Rondy and Jonny, sorry the hobby horse factory shut down, and the Lads for hosting. They realy make you feel welcome and if anybody went hungry it was your own fault.

Dave R.
02-10-2014, 05:52 PM
Yes the 9th Northeast~ECR~whatever~ Rondy is in the Books ! Patrick was there in spirit for sure! Hats off again Patrick for the great new sub feather weight stove that he sent out for us to test. Although one of the boys over-tested it( ah ~hemmmmm) it kicked some major ass and some major heat! It surprised and amazed even the most stove-wise attendees. Sweet.

Robbie....Thanks so much for the kind offer for the beer...Thinking on the way out of the camp about what a true to the core stand up guy you are....

Andy, Jim~pleased to know you Jim! and Derek of the great white North.....Woodsy and Richard....What a non-stop pleasure to hang and just be in the trees... :) Ken , Johnny, Jerm, Chris, Holmes, Seth and the rest and the crew are the finest friends a person would ever hope for You guys are the real Deal...

Looking forward to seeing more pics......best and More.......DAYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHH

Woods Walker
02-12-2014, 02:20 PM
Part 1.

Uploading the videos now but that will take hours for HD so here are some pics to tide people over.

Tuesday pulk trip in.

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Glad I took the snow shoes. Not overly deep but they helped a bit.

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Setup in the dark. Experimented with putting the spark screens 3-feet up the pipe. Seemed to work out well.

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Wood run.

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Slide that sled right into the tent. My preferred way to get wood into a heated shelter if large enough.

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Enough split wood for days.

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Lots of snow on Wednesday.

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I miss my 4-man's liner. Maybe I will buy one for the 6 as well.

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Cooking on the stove.

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Woods Walker
02-12-2014, 02:29 PM
Part 2.

Wednesday and Thursday people started to show up.

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Stopped over for dinner with these crazy people. They have knives and guns.

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Some tipis.
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Temps dropped to -5 F.

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Bushcrafty outing.

Poncho, Mylar and Hemlock branches turned into a day shelter for a lunch of deer meat on a stick plus Hemlock tea.

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Woods Walker
02-12-2014, 02:36 PM
Part 3.

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Firecraft grade chaga for my resupply.

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There was target shooting as well.

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We had a bushcraft class for some of the kids. This one was a basic twig fire in the snow started with a firesteel.

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The fantastic Oval stove.

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Pipe cherry red almost all the way up.

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One stove was enough to heat the BIG 24-man tipi.

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02-12-2014, 03:18 PM
Great pics, Woods. The next best thing to being there.

Remarkable that a single stove could heat the 24-man. In the past Patrick brought two Arctic-size box stoves. For those who have never experienced the 24-man you have no idea how huge it is, there is a lot of cubic footage to warm up. A lot of large men can sit in full-size folding armchairs and stroll around without bumping into each other.

02-12-2014, 04:06 PM
Guns and knives, don't forget the axes yes SIR!!! Nice pics. And that stove is the **** as they used to say.

02-12-2014, 09:03 PM
Nice pictures so far!!!

What a great time we had up in the Adirondacks! It always goes by so fast. Once again a hearty "Thank You" to Ken and Jonny for being such gracious hosts and allowing us to infiltrate their neck of the woods for what the locals call "tipi fest".

I think I only ate meat the whole weekend; Canadian goose, chicken, venison, Polish kielbasa, Summer sausage, linked sausage and bacon.

Here is my contribution to the photo collage:

Robbie prepared to get underway. I am always glad he comes along each year. I know that if I forget anything, he will likely have one or two spares with him!

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Robbie and Jim collecting wood with the use of Robbie's bucksaws - see I told you - he had two with him - he might have had more that I didn't see.

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Jim dragging a load of wood back to camp.

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Jim's snowshoes did well when Robbie and I broke trail for him, but where they really shined was around the edge of the tipi and in camp where the snow was still soft enough to post hole a bit. His smaller shoes kept him from sinking, but weren't getting in the way like my bear paws can.

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I turned my ExPed Snozzle bag inside out and used it to collect snow for melting.

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Once back inside the tipi it was easy to repeatedly fill the pots to make water.

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Some of the local enforcers stopped by to extort us for "protection." Robbie had to bribe them with candy. He had a lot of that too, but it didn't last long.

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02-12-2014, 09:06 PM
We managed to get out and do some shooting.

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I managed to capture a picture of the en bloc clip ejecting from Robbie's M1 Garand.

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Canadian Guy gives his Lee Enfield "Jungle Carbine" a workout.

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Also managed to capture the clip ejecting while Canadian Guy was shooting.

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Jim gives my Savage 99 a go.

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Here is Ken showing really good form resulting in excellent shooting!

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A view over his shoulder as he peers through the Leupold Delta Point.

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02-12-2014, 09:07 PM
Here is some kit and the sleeping bags set out to let the moisture out of them.

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Some Shepard's Pie and Summer Sausage cooking away on the stove.

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Sitting in the 8 man tipi telling stories and sharing food.

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Ken hams it up for the camera as WoodsWalker looks on.

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Knowing the local area much better than the rest of us, Ken leads everyone through the woods on a night snowshoe hike.

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Part of the motley crew.

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Following WoodsWalker up a hill.

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Another installment of grub on the stove.

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Robbie heading back down the trail to the parking lot.

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Woods Walker
02-12-2014, 09:40 PM
Great pics and thanks for having my truck running when we got to the road. Drove home beating the snow. Still gotta do something about the heat and blower. Almost done with the videos. Also thanks David R for gifting me that micro UCO candle lantern. Got 50 tea cup candles for it today. :)

02-12-2014, 09:54 PM
thanks for having my truck running when we got to the road.

No worries - we looked up the trail for you as we left, but had to get going.

02-19-2014, 01:59 PM
I saw this posted on BPL and thought it might inspire a few here for some additional fun next year..."We went on a winter campout where we hauled our gear with gear sleds. At camp we built a luge run through the trees and the Scouts used the gear sleds as luges."

02-19-2014, 02:11 PM
Robbie has been known to ride his pulk (full of gear I might add) down part of the trail on the way out.

02-19-2014, 03:46 PM
Hmmmm, maybe after we solve the world problems in the 24 man we could do a night ride "down the hill" in our pulks. New meaning to daylights come and I wanna go home LOL.