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    Default Indiana Survival Jamboree??????

    I noticed that a lot of folks that post here are from or near Indiana(like myself).
    I decided to ask if you all might be interested in partipating in a weekend event wherein we camp and spend the day sharing info, practicing skills and maybe having a little friendly competition?
    Fastest fire by friction
    Fastest fire by spark
    One match fire
    Shelter building, fastest, sturdies, most comfortable, whatever.
    Teach what you know and learn from others.
    Network a bit and maybe make some new friends.
    Whadaya think?
    There is plenty of good state and national forest land available to do this here in Indiana. To give us time to plan it out and dot our Is and cross our Ts we set the date for August.
    does it sound like something you might be interested in?


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    These events are fun, Ive been to several. You guys should do it, I would come but you are too far away. Have fun.

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    Rick will supply all of the food and beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Rick will supply all of the food and beer.
    What? Is he running against Hopeak?
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    I think it would be a good time. I need to get the next 5 weeks behind me so this arm is good to go but I think it would be fun. I don't know about the fastest anything but it would be good to network and meet each other.

    Deam Wilderness, Southeast of Bloomington would be a good spot but I'm open. Since I'm on the north side of Indy I'm close to anywhere. What say ye, Hoosiers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    What? Is he running against Hopeak?
    Nope. Rick will just be campaigning for Hopeak.
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    Are you from Indiana? No? I didn't think so. So just go read your briefs or jockies or whatever is you lawyer types do and leave us mountain men alone.....okay, well, there ain't many mountains in Indiana but you know what I mean! Go mind your own bees wax.

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    Is this just for Indy folks?
    Well why not?

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    No it isn't meant jst to be for Hoosiers. It's just going to be here in Indiana.

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    I bet I can get all of these in one shot....technically if you take the one match fire, you got the fastest friction and spark...

    Fastest fire by friction
    Fastest fire by spark
    One match fire
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    Well if you can get definate dates I might be able to come down for a weekend. Wanna come home and see the family for a few weeks but would love to do this. Where you all want to do this, I'm close to the Hoosier National Forest but anywhere is good>

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    About a 15 hour drive.......it's possible.
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    Google maps says almost six hours driving from here. I can make it five.
    Well why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpine_Sapper View Post
    I bet I can get all of these in one shot....technically if you take the one match fire, you got the fastest friction and spark...

    Fastest fire by friction
    Fastest fire by spark
    One match fire
    Alpine you're going to be a good politician someday or media hack spinning things like that.LOL






    OH sorry I just realized that was hitting below the belt.
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    I would love to attend something like this but sadly my free time this entire summer is pretty well booked. Guess I'll keep reading and practicing alone!

    (Yes... I know I lobed you all a softball there...lol)
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    I have attended these types of events in the past and found them to be benifical is providing new ideas, sharping my skills or just plain fun.

    Those that live in Indiana have a large selection of events


    Redbud Trail Rendezvous April 25 & 26, 2009
    Rochester, Indiana

    16th annual Bridgeton Mountain Man Rendezvous April 25 - 26, 2009
    Bridgeton, Indiana

    Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous May 23 & 24, 2009
    Vincennes, Indiana
    (French Commons)

    National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association's
    National Spring Shoot June 13 – 21, 2009
    Friendship, Indiana
    www.nmlra.org


    National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association’s National Championship Shoot
    September 12-20, 2009
    Friendship, Indiana
    www.nmlra.org

    Trail of Courage Living History Festival
    September 19 & 20, 2009
    Rochester, Indiana

    Pioneer Days
    October 3 & 4, 2009
    Terre Haute, Indiana
    Last edited by Beans; 03-29-2009 at 05:39 PM.
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    Thanks for the post, Beans. I've lived here almost 20 years and didn't know about those rendezvous.

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    Most of those are black powder/muzzle loader or historic re-enactment events not just bushcraft/woodsmanship/tracker/forager workshops like this will be.
    Believe it or not I am from Vincennes and in Vincennes and I've never been to the Spirit of Old Vincennes Rendevous because I have always felt it was too touristy for me. I am checking it out this year just to see some of the venders and because I've heard the grub is good.
    Maybe we can get some of this websites sponsors to be vendors and sponsors of this event.
    To start the actual planning of this event....... How does the second weekend in August sound?

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    Ah, here we go. My wedding anniversary is that week. I'd be a dead man.

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    OK FIRST weekend in August or Third if it would be easier to go after the anniversury party.

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