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    Default 8th Annual WSF Jamboree

    We've been doing the third weekend in October. Anybody want to take the lead on it this year?
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    I am at the age where I never know if I will be there until I get into the vehicle and start the trip so I would not be much help! I got sick last year and had to crap out at the last minute.

    Why not make it simple and pick a spot, send them a check for the reservation and tell everyone where to show up?

    We can make a list of a dozen places to vote on, call around to fifty more places and hash it out for months, but you will be the one that has to make the final decision and write the check.

    Why not eliminate the drama. You have never picked a bad spot before, I trust you.
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    What are everybody's thoughts on revisiting where we had the 2nd Jamboree? https://www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvis...campground.htm Everybody made their own reservations in the tent only loop. We had a fairly good crowd at that one and I believe everybody enjoyed it.
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    That is good for me. It also puts the site within about 500 miles of the whole eastern U.S.

    We still going for third weekend in Oct?

    I have not camped at BSF since 2001 but I am sure it is still nice. There used to be some good kayak/canoe waters there. They also have some good backpacking country if anyone wants to extend the jamboree into a longer wilderness trip.

    BSF wilderness area runs into Daniel Boone National Forest at the TN/KY border, an unbroken stretch of wilderness extending from the Cumberland River north to the Ohio River. Across the Ohio River it runs into Wayne National Forest and heads north.

    Yep, wilderness is scarce here in the east!
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    Looks like campers are allowed?
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    Time to put that pop up to work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingTree View Post
    Time to put that pop up to work?
    Yeah, was a thought.....
    They most likely frown on cutting down trees for a cabin........
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    I always just haul around my own trees. Build a cabin, and dismantle it later and take the logs with me to reuse again later.

    ...or...um, you can just have a camper. Or a pop up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingTree View Post
    I always just haul around my own trees. Build a cabin, and dismantle it later and take the logs with me to reuse again later.

    ...or...um, you can just have a camper. Or a pop up.
    Don't laugh......The couple that was in charge ( Booshway) of a large rendezvous we attended, for years,.....had built a "log cabin" of slab wood.

    Carried it to camp on a trailer, put it up, stayed in it for the week...then took it down of transport.....
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    Too much work.
    Just get one of these:
    http://tinyhousepins.com/log-cabin-o...for-sale-3500/
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyratshooter View Post
    That is good for me. It also puts the site within about 500 miles of the whole eastern U.S.

    We still going for third weekend in Oct?

    I have not camped at BSF since 2001 but I am sure it is still nice. There used to be some good kayak/canoe waters there. They also have some good backpacking country if anyone wants to extend the jamboree into a longer wilderness trip.

    BSF wilderness area runs into Daniel Boone National Forest at the TN/KY border, an unbroken stretch of wilderness extending from the Cumberland River north to the Ohio River. Across the Ohio River it runs into Wayne National Forest and heads north.

    Yep, wilderness is scarce here in the east!
    I'm thinking Thursday Oct 20th through Sunday the 23rd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Looks like campers are allowed?
    They are, but the loop we stayed in last time was the tent only loop. If you're definitely coming we can all get sites in one of the other loops.
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    Need to check dates....got an invite to my 50 HS reunion........
    Don't worry about us yet, no plans......Still working on Mama to get around better.....

    But the camper is a thought..... and we would need to check animals accommodations.

    The Bug Out stuff is hard....LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowKey View Post
    Too much work.
    Just get one of these:
    http://tinyhousepins.com/log-cabin-o...for-sale-3500/
    Most likely no longer for sale....was $3500 in 2013....not a bad deal....trailer is worth $2000 alone.....
    Pretty cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowKey View Post
    Too much work.
    Just get one of these:
    http://tinyhousepins.com/log-cabin-o...for-sale-3500/
    Does that come in a pop up?
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    I'm going to try and make this. The only member I've met is Crash. I'm a little over 10 hrs away. Been to the area before. Sounds like fun.

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    Here was the planning thread from our first time at Bandy Creek. http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...nnual+jamboree Round about page 4 of the thread the decision was made as to where to hold it.

    Loop A (where we stayed last time) has no power and I believe is for tents only. If people with campers are coming and we want to stay close, we'll need to know fairly soon so that reservations can be made. That is of course, if this is the place that is OK with everybody. So far it seems so.

    I checked the availability of the group sites, and they are booked for the dates we are looking at. There is a lot of availability in Loop A.

    Maybe by a week from today people can check their schedules? I understand that it may be hard to commit this far out to the point where reservations are made, but experience has shown that if we wait we'll be searching for another place.
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    Yeah. Fall foliage. I'll be tenting or hammocking it so any site is fine by me.

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    As soon as you guys say it is set I will be booking reservations.

    Things in the mountains and on the plateau fill up quickly that time of year. Everyone is trying to get their last camp in during the good color.

    Plus in that area October is the driest month of the year so you can pretty much eliminate rain fro the planning.

    I am assuming that loop A is the tent only area??

    Once the decision is made can we get an idea of the campsite number so we can all cluster together around a central location and not be scattered all over the loop?

    Max, I hope you can make the trip, it would be good to meet you.
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    After a discussion with DW....and this point don't make any special accommodations for us and a trailer....as it will be a stretch for us to attend.
    So for now, count us out.

    If possible and things change we can and will bring one of the tents.....wall tent, pyramid, wedge tent, dome tent, tarp.....
    That should make things easier, to take trailers out of the mix....I was just thinking out loud after seeing a pop-up in the ad.
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