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Ken
02-08-2015, 11:55 AM
Another great year in the books...

2015 marks the tenth year of the ECR and this years event was certainly one of the best yet. We had it all from the dreaded polar vortex to the sweet Canadian sunsets...lol...

A BIG thank you to all in attendance and to Patrick and crew for the great gear that makes it all possible.

Ken
02-08-2015, 12:22 PM
Lets see if I can get some pics up....

Dave R.
02-08-2015, 06:42 PM
Yes Sir Ken! Great time in the woods! Spectacular setting, fun to the max, and I even survived a wine induced stove demolition,,,,errrr....not my best showing....LOL

Amazing that in our tenth year, I still learn new ways to live in style at 17 below zero from all the talent in camp.

DAYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!

Robbie
02-09-2015, 04:51 PM
Ken BRAVO ZULU for another OUTSTANDING Rondy! 10 years, I've been coming since 09 so much better than seeing it on the internet and you don't have to worry about washing your mother's hair. Dave don't drink box wine OMG. We had a Paratipi,4man,2 8 mans and a sawtooth
you need wood
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fire up the stove
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chows on,temp outside zero ish
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Robbie
02-09-2015, 04:58 PM
A Coastie a Marine and a six foot pianist walk into a tipi
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flame coming out of a tipi because you can
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Dave you didn't have to drink box wine
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Robbie
02-09-2015, 06:09 PM
Canadians Guy Paratipi,Daves 4 man, Kens 8 man and WW 6 man.
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airing bedding
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Andy on the way out
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William Clunie
02-13-2015, 06:01 AM
Looks so cool. I'm jealous. One of these years I'm coming. My wife's fine, after a scary medical event. We are still checking into it, though. For the most part, we are out of the fear and unknown...thanks to your prayers and concern.

William

Woods Walker
02-13-2015, 08:29 AM
I headed out from my truck on Wednesday expecting to return on Sunday for a group winter outing. I had plenty of food but only one canteen of water. Clearly melting snow was going to be required. There was an arctic blast, polar vortex or any number of weather channel inspired terms expected to hit later that week. Forecasted lows of negative 20 Fahrenheit with potential wind chills of -30 to -40. Would these predictions turn out to be real or hype? Time would tell. In any case lots of firewood would be needed. My sled ready for the walk in. Not only was my sled full but also wore a back pack.

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We dug out out shelter area. Others elected to float their camp and another constructed a mound. Would digging out the area and wall help protect my camp from the wind or simply allow cold air to settle in? The issue was debated!

The Oak Island shaft:

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Indian burial mound:

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I didn't use my stove on the first night as it was too late. This would be my first tipi outing using the Large Kifaru stove and Riley spark box. I hoped the larger firebox would reduce the work. Bigger the firebox the less processing required with hopefully great output. One of the downsides to a take down box stove is assembling it.

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Foraging for wood to stay off the coming winter Apocalypse.

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Our two sleds working hard.

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My little mouse hawk was ok but not up to the task of the larger wood processing required to weather the feared "polar blast" which was expected in hours.

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Wood all ready for the night. We were taking no chances.

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The maple burned great but much of the yellow birch was really frozen punk. There was a period of heavy rain weeks ago then a deep freeze. I should have known better. Still the maple had enough energy to boil off the water within the birch.

Woods Walker
02-13-2015, 08:30 AM
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The resulting water vapor produce a massive cloud of smoke coming out the pipe into the nose hair freezing cold.

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Robbie hanging bags on a bushcrafty tripod to air out after the cold blast.

Andy and John survived the night as well. I was up around 1:30 AM to read the thermometer hanging outside the tent. Looked like -17F with a brisk wind blowing. It could have gotten colder later so I will pull a Brian Williams boasting of negative 20 with wind chill even lower.

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Out and about on the never ending quest for wood. This time I would only take standing hard dead wood with maple being my preference.

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Sawed down this standing guessing maple sapling. My uncle Richard helped saw it into stove sized chunks. We took turns

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From the forest to the camp. I removed all the remaining "skank" wood from the pile. The stove burned much better.

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The selfie. LOL!

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Bill Bass found a nice stash of wood. I planned on checking out that area soon. Wood and water are everything.

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My fluffy down sleeping bag is so good that even on the coldest sub zero night I used it as a blanket. No need to zip it up.

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Melting snow for water seemed like a never ending task.

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Woods Walker
02-13-2015, 08:30 AM
Along with my GSI kettle a bandanna plus double walled wide mouthed Camelbak canteen were used to process snow into water.

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The bandanna filtered out any floaters but almost instantly froze. Still it worked just fine.

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Crazy bright USB powered hanging bulb. It comes with 7 feet of cord that has an on/off switch near the end. Bill Bass always has the best kit. LOL! I just ordered one plus an extended USB cable for my Goal Zero Fire Fly. Was a bit worried that the light isn't properly heat sinked like the Fire Fly which gets hotter outside (kinda a good thing in the world of LEDs) but for 14.95 shipped it has the light of a 40 watt incandescent blub around 350 plus lumens. The tipi was illuminated like the inside of a house.

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Powered by all hard wood the stove burned great with much less smoke. Maple coals nicely turning to fine ash.

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The traditional bannock.

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The traditional pork products.

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Canadian Guy was burning white gas seemingly 24/7 along with his small tent stove. This meant a constant flow of melted snow and a camp illuminated like the sun. I think next time when pulling a pulk sled some white gas will be burning at my camp as well.

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Entire camp:

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Woods Walker
02-13-2015, 08:31 AM
8-man tipi.

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Canadian guy digging a cold trap in his Paratipi. These make for a nice seats as well.

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Bill Bass Sawtooth shelter.

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The large stove was always hungry. Daylight is the best time to gather wood as forays in the cold night generally suck. I dump my pulk sled's trace poles in favor of paracord for maneuverability in the brush when foraging.

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Standing Maple like this will run the stove for hours once cut then split. Dry and rock hard. Still one must fight the 3 food deep snow to get it. Without snow shoes and a sled foraging would be problematic at best.

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Speaking of snow shoes Andy was doing a field repair on his using a zip tie and duct tape. Seemed to hold up during a snow shoe hike. A day hike from camp. I was breaking trail so decided out in the open would offer greater speed than fighting though the forest. On the down side there was water under foot. A certain sailor who shall remain nameless Robbie managed to have an altercation with a beaver dam and lodge. Fortunately wet feet were skillfully evaded.

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Checking out the woods on the other side of the swamp for a day camp location.

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The beaver were working over this tree.

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Robbie practicing with his Ti Emberlit stove. Burning a small hobo stove is a bit of an art but once the skill is masted they're easy to use.

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Last year we used a Mora knife, rock and charcoth to start the day camp fire. This year I did a bowdrill fire floating on the snow.

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Spruce needle tea water being boiled using the world's simplest pot hook. A stick shoved in the snow.

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The tripod pot hanger also worked however as the fire burned though the snow expanding the hole this setup needs to be watched.

Woods Walker
02-13-2015, 08:32 AM
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Gotta put out the fire before shoe shoeing back to camp.

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Split maple burned nice. Good thing there was a larger axe in camp.

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It snowed a bit nearly every day the last night was no exception. I think an additional 8 inches fell during the outing.

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Tipi totally frosted over and coated with snow and ice in the morning.

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All packed up and last one to leave.

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Spruce are nice but hemlocks still make the best conifer needle tea.

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The stand out kit items were larger camp axes, buck saws, pulk sleds, shoe shoes, insulated canteens, ground pads, sleeping bags, wood stoves and anything else which kept us warm and hydrated. Here is a video for those who were able to scroll though all these pics to actually make it to this point. Thanks for looking.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPd4sD6a-YE

Woods Walker
02-13-2015, 08:33 AM
Trip Firecraft:

This is a new one for me. Starting a fire using friction on top of a 3 foot snow base. The weather was cold with light snow falling. I already spent 3 nights sleeping with the lowest temps per my 1:30 AM thermometer reading of negative 17 F with wind chill unknown. It could have gotten colder later in the AM but I wasn't leaving my bag again to find out. Fortunately it was warmer, in the teens during my attempt. First we packed down the snow with our snowshoes then let it to set. This allowed me to put down my closed cell pad to support the fire board. I used a chunk of Yellow birch bark for the coal. Despite looking like I am on the ground the entire operation was floating. I had to remove one boot and my gloves as they were totally snow covered.

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Tapping a coal free. I totally couldn't feel my fingers but didn't want to complain about that to the group.

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This coal looked good but despite smoking it died on delivery to the tinder bundle. Perhaps I jumped the gun too soon for the transfer. I just wanted a fire so maybe my judgment wasn't the best. Everything is easier in the back yard. LOL!

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The next coal was a winner. It took 4 attempts but finally got it.

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Small fire platform floating on the snow. Used Yellow birch bark and Spruce twigs to expand the flames. Tossed on a good handful of kindling to hold the fire.

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Having a group of guys working on the fire made a big difference. The wood, snow base prep, tinder, cooking sticks and pot hook were all done by multiple people. Made the entire task so much faster and easier. Thanks for looking. Here is a video but must issue a parental-advisory: Explicit language warning. Some within the group used expressive language so the video might not be appropriate for children.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVwTPHXBHPs

Ralph
02-13-2015, 08:48 AM
Fine story, Woods. Your comment about many hands making things go faster and smoother is why I always preferred going with a partner or two in the winter. Things happen that would be trivial in the summer but become very serious when the temps are sub-zero. There is also a lot more work involved in the winter.

I'm sorry I couldn't be there, though. I miss you guys.

Dave R.
02-13-2015, 04:12 PM
Woodsy! Great Photos and commentary! Damn the polar blast!! Full speed the ahead! Well done!

Andy_in_NH
02-13-2015, 05:04 PM
Lost and found:

Black stuff sack. 18" x 6" x 9".

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Great recap by Woodsy and every one else!

Thanks to Ken for putting this on and locating a new location.

I'll just add a few pictures.

Robbie on the trek in.

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Snow shoe repair Woodsy mentioned. Glad John had some zip ties in his repair kit.

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Robbie enjoying the red hot stove.

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Lots and lots of food to go around.

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Robbie and I on the way out.

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Ken
02-14-2015, 07:15 PM
Awesome pictures and videos fellas...almost like being there! Thanks for taking the time to share.

Sawtooth
02-15-2015, 07:29 AM
Woods, et al,

Thanks for posting the story and pics! Our own winter rondy here in Colorado is coming up next weekend.

Andy_in_NH
02-15-2015, 01:56 PM
Woods, et al,

Thanks for posting the story and pics! Our own winter rondy here in Colorado is coming up next weekend.

A number of us were discussing how to make it out there one of these years.

Ralph
02-15-2015, 02:30 PM
One of my fantasies is to win a big lottery, charter a jet and hop around the NE and run everyone out to Colorado for the summer rondy there. What do they say? A dollar and a dream?

Canadian Guy
03-15-2015, 08:23 AM
Good time again at the ECR. My camera was malfunctioning and I didn't get a lot of photos to be able to add to the ECR recap but I did put together a review of the Paratipi and small stove I used at the ECR.

Link to my review:

http://www.kifaruforums.net/showthread.php?t=39662&p=349581#post349581