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Hey guys just joined...thought i'd say "hi" and introduce myself.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by phorisc, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. phorisc

    phorisc Monkey

    I've been meaning to find a good forum for bushcraft, survival, hunting, outdoors, and guns...I currently run a youtube channel which I share my outdoors adventures called Live The Adventure. Looks like a good forum. I live in Utah, so I also spend time on the UtahWildlife.net forum which is geared more to Utah hunting. Looks like a fun community. I don't consider myself a pro at anything I do on my adventures into the woods, but I love to learn and share experiences.

    Live The Adventure
  2. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Welcome to the tree. Plenty to learn so jump right in.
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  3. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Aloha and e komo mai!
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  4. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Welcome to the Monkey Tree.... pick out a branch and have a good look around....
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  5. Seepalaces

    Seepalaces Monkey Site Supporter+

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  6. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    Welcome to the monkey!
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  7. phorisc

    phorisc Monkey

    thanks for the welcomes :)
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  8. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Hello @phorisc and welcome to the monkey. I checked out your youtube channel. You have lots of videos on there, I watched part of your winter camping adventure. I once went camping in Acadia during the winter. It was super cold and I made the mistake of not layering enough. It was real hard to warm up once I got to that really cold point. Hot soup and walking was such a chore. Learned a huge lesson. Camping in the winter is not easy unless you are experienced.

    Happy you found us.
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  9. phorisc

    phorisc Monkey

    @Motomom34, First time I went winter camping(I was deer hunting as well) I had a bad sleeping bag that I barely fit in and it was only a rating of around 32F. I wasn't layered and I was wearing cotton pants and a cotton tshirt...That was one of the coldest nights...I woke up multiple times during the night with cold hands and feet. I ended up throwing a jacket over my feet to help insulate what little the sleeping bag was able to warm me. It was a really fun experience winter camping but the cold sucked...it did however manage to teach me a valuable lesson about being prepared when winter camping and having the right gear(and clothes!) for the situation. I'd say one of my most valuable piece of gear when I winter camp is my sleeping bag...and for that reason i have a -40F/C bag...If all else goes to crap I can bundle into my big sleeping bag and warm up :) I also avoid cotton for the most part, there are a few exceptions...but anyhow yeah, not the easiest to go winter camping...
  10. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Welcome to the Monkey!!!
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  11. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    Welcome to SM!
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  12. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Welcome Aboard looking forward to your posts...
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  13. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

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  14. DLConcepts

    DLConcepts Monkey

    Welcome to the tree!
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  15. Gopherman

    Gopherman Sometimes I Wish I Could Go Back to Sleep Site Supporter++

    Just pumpin a little Iron, catch up with you in the branches!!
  16. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.



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  17. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Welcome to the forum! I am happy to see more folks taking an active role and posting. We are looking forward to your adventures, @phorisc --feel free to post your findings in a write-up and share a link to your videos, too if you prefer. We are always happy to see members post a gear review, too. It doesn't have to be professional, just add some pictures and tell us what you think.

    About the sleeping bag, I agree it's very important in colder climates to have a quality sleeping bag. I did begin to alter my sleeping arrangement after I learned to set a fire properly. Way up north, it can save your life. Here's how Ray Mears explains the idea (at about 6:30 in the video):

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  18. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd Site Supporter+

    welcomes for the thanks!
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  19. Kingfish

    Kingfish Self Reliant

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  20. phorisc

    phorisc Monkey

    one of these days I need to put the long fire into practice, i've read about it and watched youtube videos about it and never actually tried having it warm me through the night while I sleep.
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