Wood and water.

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Wood and water.

Post by MegaWoodsWalker » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:46 pm

Last night was cold. Maybe 19. Always feels colder early season. Got the wood and water working like a dog till the last minute. The storm is here. What resources do you prep just before a storm. Naturally assuming a tree branch doesn’t kill me there will be pics and video.

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Post by flybynight » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:36 pm

Mostly I'm already fairly prepared for storms. For winter storms might bring more wood up to the house. For spring /summer storms batten down the hatches. Get vehicles under cover away from damaging hail. The only storms I go full tilt is impending ice storms. Fully fuel all vehicles, fill all gas cans. Usually will go get an extra truck load of fire wood. ready the generator, fill the bath tub. Make sure camp stove and propane bbq have fuel. Make sure ample easy to make meals in supply. Check or replenish drinking water. Ready water containers to refill bathtub. Check wood cutting equipment. I hate ice storms . it's the storm that keeps on giving ( a hard time )
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Post by MegaWoodsWalker » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:40 pm

Ice pellets for maybe 8 hours. Will turn to snow soon then snow all day and night tomorrow. Should have enough wood. Might need more water tomorrow. Not sure.

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Post by MegaWoodsWalker » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:03 pm

Crazy night. Ice pellets raining down hard. Felt like little BBS when taking a piss. Don’t ask. 😂 Got more water. Sawed up a dead standing witch hazel. Tree and shrub ID powers do help. Says it will snow till 9am but it seems like light. Have not seen the sun for some time.

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Post by MPMalloy » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:45 pm

Mega:

Where are you?

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Post by MegaWoodsWalker » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:32 pm

Another night. Show is falling.

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Post by MegaWoodsWalker » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:33 pm

I am on the AT.

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Post by MegaWoodsWalker » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:17 pm

Snow picking up. Drinking cup of soup. Burning witch hazel and sycamore,

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Post by woodsghost » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:56 am

I'm rather glad to hear you are still alive and kicking! Thanks for the updates!
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Post by SCBrian » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:55 pm

MegaWoodsWalker wrote:
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I am on the AT.
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Post by MegaWoodsWalker » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:16 pm

Just a 4 day camp to weather a storm. I am back. Going to update with pics and video. Also into the 100 dollar hot tent.

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Post by MegaWoodsWalker » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:56 pm

Enough wood for days of bad weather.



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Enough water.



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The bad weather and $100 hot tent I will be posting about that soon.



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Going to do an trip post as have not done a proper one in some time.

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Post by RGR SNAPLINK » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:57 am

In situations like that, especially in a hot tent, I like dedicated fire starters. I used to make it a point of pride to get my stove going with found materials, but sometimes I’d wind up taking over an hour to even get something going. Nowadays I subscribe to the P for plenty methodology and think the extra ‘weight’ and bulk of fire starters is not only negligible (not sure how I let fire starter weight even come into consideration back in the day :crazy: ) but really getting it going right away lets me focus on ensuring the next days activities are starting off dry.
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Post by JackBauer » Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:17 pm

Great pics, please have a safe trip
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Post by MegaWoodsWalker » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:40 pm

RGR SNAPLINK wrote:
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In situations like that, especially in a hot tent, I like dedicated fire starters. I used to make it a point of pride to get my stove going with found materials, but sometimes I’d wind up taking over an hour to even get something going. Nowadays I subscribe to the P for plenty methodology and think the extra ‘weight’ and bulk of fire starters is not only negligible (not sure how I let fire starter weight even come into consideration back in the day :crazy: ) but really getting it going right away lets me focus on ensuring the next days activities are starting off dry.
I use a bunch of dedicated firestarters for a hot tent. Here is my hot tent firekit. Bottom line is what you said. I can just push through wet conditions or use less processing/natural materials to get it going. I show some examples of this during field use in the video.




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Post by MegaWoodsWalker » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:33 pm

A few weeks ago did a multi day hot tent outing. Bad weather was expected. My shelter system runs on wood, water and power. As I boil (though have backup tabs) wood and water are interchangeable. Before the multi day storm hit I got my ducks in a row. Though was able to get a bit of wood during short breaks in the weather it's easier before. I will let the pictures and video do the talking.



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I am not the only critter in these woods looking for wood.



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Budget hot tent. Will post thread soon.



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Wood stacked


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No storm yet but it's starting.



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Water.



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A bit more wood.



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Ice pellets and hard snow.

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Anti spark system. Somehow I got a burn hole anyways. No bog deal. Fix took 3 minutes.

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Bummer...

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Fixed.

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All ice pellets.

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Another day and stormy weather still on.

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Inside of tipi. I packed a Gortex bivy just incase as this was the second outing with the budget tipi. The bivy was nice to keep condensation off the bag.

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When it starts to slush I use the GoPro or Iphone 11. My primary camera is either a Sony Alpha or AX-53. Neither is weather sealed.

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Late lunch

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Heavier snow.

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MH eggs with cut up pepperoni.

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Next day foraged chaga.

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Got most of it.

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breaking camp.

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Post by moab » Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:17 pm

First off what pack is that? Looks awesome. A multicam rucksack?

Second, why didn't you choose a more sheltered spot? afraid of trees falling or branches? You look a little out in the open there.
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Post by Canadian Guy » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:42 am

This appears to be MegaWoodsWalker's (mostly known as Wooswalker) last ZS forum post so I think it would be appropriate to post the terrible news that WoodsWalker had passed away January 8th, 2020 suddenly from what is believed to be a heart attack (TBC). He was reported to have been out hiking as always and had returned to a family members house where he collapsed and died. This is a terrible loss of a great man and I will post any further news as it becomes known.

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Post by flybynight » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:24 am

WTF
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Post by flybynight » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:47 am

This is terrible news and a immeasurable loss to this forum. No one member has contributed more prepping advice and lore on surviving in the wild.


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Post by Andy in NH » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:39 pm

We are diminished.
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Kevin J. Renkavinsky, age 50 of Trumbull, passed away suddenly, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in St Vincent's Medical Center. Kevin was born in Bridgeport, devoted son of Mildred Renkavinsky and the late Louis Renkavinsky III and was a lifelong area resident. He is a graduate of Masuk High School and received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University. Kevin was a self employed videographer and a member of the Masonic Lodge Corinthians No 104. Also known as "MegaWoodswalker" by his many devoted youtube channel followers. Kevin was a passionate outdoor enthusiast. He was skilled in deep woods survival camping and backcountry trekking. He had an extreme love for nature. Above all Kevin's first love was his family and friends. Survivors, in addition to his mother include his sister Wendy L. Renkavinsky, beloved nephew Brayden L. Renkavinsky, uncle Richard Renkavinsky, uncle John Nevelus, aunt Betty Nevelus and a cousin Aron Renkavinsky. Friends may call Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., in the Redgate - Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull. A Masonic Ritual will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Words of Remembrance will be offered at 10:30 a.m., and a Prayer Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in St John's Cemetery, Monroe. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492. To send online condolences please visit www.redgatehennessy.com
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Post by moab » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:43 am

OMG! I'm so sad.

This is cool that you announced this on this thread. But I think it deserves it's own thread. Especially for those that won't open this thread up.
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Post by raptor » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:28 pm

The Woods Walker memorial thread:
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Post by flybynight » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:16 pm

Bump :!:
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