Saturday, December 7, 2013


Well wouldn't you know it.  We got some snow and cold temps in Oklahoma.  I wasn't able to get a big outing in but anytime is certainly better than none.  I got out for a couple hours to enjoy a hot cup of tea.  Temps were in the mid teens.  Well let's get to the pics, making it into the tree line

rabbit tracks were everywhere, a long with dens

back edge of a lake

beaver carnage at the back end

another den with fresh sign in front

only bad thing about carrying a 3/4 axe with this pack is the handle sticking out the top hits branches and dumps snow down your back and neck when you're slipping through the trees.

found a naturally felled tree to use

sawed it up and then split it down

fire base

more prep

getting some kindling

for this fire I didn't mess around as I didn't have the time.  I used the ferro rod to light the birch bark, then I put the curls on that, followed by a piece of fatwood. 

then the twig bundle from cedar limbs

finger size kindling on top of that

went light with the canteen cup today

hot tea and homemade banana bread from the Mrs.  It was a very good combo

warming up before heading back out

the trail out took me back to the edge of the lake and then back into the trees

It was a nice time out enjoying the winterwonderland, they're few and far between most of the time here. 

thanks for looking!