Saturday, December 7, 2013

SNOW DAY!

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!

7 comments:

  1. Yup, winter has arrived here too! About 10cm of snow and -13 right now.
    I planned a day out tomorrow...
    Nice to see the face behind the blog, btw.

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    1. Thanks Ron, remember the camera on your trip!

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  2. Oh, how you love the outdoors. Love the pics.

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  3. Hey, how about that?! I get tired of the gray winters we get in most of the south/southeast. White is a good change of pace! My grandparents live in north TX and they had inches of snow the other day. More than I ever saw living there.

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    1. Yeah that was a weird snow storm. We get snow a few times each year and sometime it's a lot and others are light. I like it. Wish it was like this more often

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  4. Never thought I'd see our weather our your way! Looks like a nice trip out.

    weekendwoodsman

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