Camp life

NorthernRedneck

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I know. It has melted but we're still a month away from being able to spend the night out there.

Canadian eh!!!
 

NorthernRedneck

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We've been out at our annual fish camp this weekend. I head home tomorrow. Fishing was great yesterday. We're heading out again in a bit to catch a few more.


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NorthernRedneck

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We finally were able to sneak away for the weekend at camp. It's a nice break.

Some people will say "But you live in the woods, why would you still go to camp?" That's home. There's always something to do there. Always some project going on. Here, it's an escape. We can just focus on us and being a family enjoying family activities.

We were up at the main fire pit with our friends while the kids had their own campfire going. Our 15 year old son built the fire by himself. At least it proves he learned one thing in scouts.


Canadian eh!!!
 

NorthernRedneck

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Some people will call us crazy for having 6 kids and going camping nearly every weekend in the summer. We make it work.

Our oldest son is 15 now. He was kicking and screaming about coming to camp. But I reminded him of everything that there is to do out there. On the way out yesterday, he asked if we were going to launch the boat. Then he says he wants to go kayaking and canoeing. And swimming. The next question was whether or not we would fix the 4 wheeler. The back brakes lost pressure last year. He's excited and secretly likes camp but as a typical teenager feels the need to complain about it.

Canadian eh!!!
 

NorthernRedneck

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Here's today's project at camp. I covered the wood shed with fence boards. Looks better. Like putting lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig but prettier.

The sky is hazy with smoke from 2 bigger forest fires that have evacuated northern reserves.


Canadian eh!!!
 

NorthernRedneck

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It appears that our camper has become the hangout for a lot of the camp kids in our section. All the adults tend to flock to our friends site up the hill behind us. We're there every night as well. Good deal. The kids are all at one site and the adults can have adult fun at the other site.


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Quiet night around the fire last night. It was windy yesterday which kept the bugs down. As soon as the wind died down though the mosquitoes came out in swarms. By 10:50 everyone called it a night as we were eaten alive.

No agenda for today other than prepping the camper to be hauled out tomorrow.

Canadian eh!!!
 

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I finally got around to installing the battery in my grampas old quad. It's a 1989 yamaha breeze 125. Still in great shape from the year and runs excellent. It's an automatic which is good for the kids.


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NorthernRedneck

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Went out fishing for an hour or so then hauled the boat out of the water. Working on the camper to haul it out tomorrow. We didn't haul it anywhere last year.


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NorthernRedneck

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The camper made it's way back to camp on Thursday after a cleaning and a wax job. We spent the weekend here. Nothing exiting. Just the usual relaxing


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Last weekend was a clean up at camp. I hauled a trailer load of garbage to town. 7 treated pallets I had for a project that didn't get done. A few broken lawn chairs. Some miscellaneous things that were just garbage.

It rained on Sunday for 5 hours. When it stopped, the skies were quite colorful. It was a friend's 63 birthday. The funniest thing happened. His wife came out of the camper with two bags in her hands. One was his present. The other was a bag of garbage to throw on the fire. She put a bag on the fire to burn. While we were doing the cake, something exploded and scared the crap out of everyone. It wasn't until she went to give him the present that we discovered it actually went on the fire. It was gone. A new expensive watch. Some pants. A shirt. The card. And something else that had a battery.


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I came to camp yesterday by myself to get in some hunting this morning and to treat the deck.

Only one bird today but I cleared a mile of trail that had trees down. I also filled the side by side with as much wood as I could carry. It's now split and stored in the wood shed.

I pressure washed the deck last night and waited until this afternoon to spray it with tompsons water seal.

I got my old poulan chainsaw running good this week and put it to the test. Not the best chainsaw out there but it does the trick. I have a bigger one at home.



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NorthernRedneck

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We opened up camp this week. Last night was the first night we were allowed to go due to covid 19 restrictions. Our fire ban was also lifted. We went out fishing this morning. Crocodile dundee couldn't catch a fish here with a stick of dynamite. We still had fun.
 

NorthernRedneck

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Back at camp alone. Last night I installed some tie downs on the dock slip. This morning I launched the boat and ran it over to the dock to tie off.
 

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Fire ban is in effect for this area as it's very dry. My buddy picked up this old woodstove from the 1940s and brought it out. So of course we had to light it.
 

NorthernRedneck

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Just me and the oldest boy headed to camp. No fishing. No quadding. Just a work weekend rebuilding the roof on the outdoor kitchen.

On our way out we had a close encounter with a Canadian swamp donkey. (Aka moose)
 

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We started by removing the old plastic panels as they were all cracked and sun baked after only 2 years. The original thought was that they would let in the light and it would feel more open.

In reality, picture what happens when you hold a magnifying glass under the sunlight. It gets HOT under it.
 
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