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Survived Labor Day!...

Survived Labor Day (Barely!)...

GREAT wheeling since it rained Saturday and Sunday nights...

Changed some familiar, 'Easy' trails to somewhat difficult to treacherous!

Large amounts of food and drink were consumed by all,
Sun burn, bug bites, poison ivy & hangovers ruled the day on Tuesday and Wednesday to a certain extent,
And I still have two days of camping gear cleanup to do,
but all in all, it was FUN again this year!

Fishing was pretty lousy, but I did catch two decent cats after dark, before the rain started Sunday night,
And there was some wild game went into the pots...

Anyway, the Ohio River trail is quickly becomming one of my favorite haunts since it's not a big circle and you can camp along the river in several places (member farms, private plots of land, campgrounds, ect.)...

So Many Cats, So Few Recipes...
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Sounds like a GREAT time Aaron. How many were there?

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Sounds like a GREAT time Aaron. How many were there?
About 20 people and about half that number of Jeeps.
One Scout and one 'Ranger' that is more tube/welded junk than Ford...

Two large and one small fishing boats,
Creek and river fishing, varmint hunting, LARGE shelter house with built in wood cooking facilities and a couple of pretty good sized 'Camp' fires to cook over/BS around...

Several guys showed up with wives/GFs but some of them went home when it rained, so it was getting pretty close to a 'Man Rut' by the time things were over!

We had one 4 year old boy that just LOVED the Jeeps, camping, fishing, ect. and especially loved it he didn't have 'Mommy' saying he couldn't pee in the woods, eat with his fingers, go 'Jeep Riding' (no 4 year olds on trails, but backroads were fine) and generally doing what little boys do! (no matter what the age of the 'Little Boys!')

Squirrel season was in, so there was game meat consumed,
Squirrel, turtle, ground hog, fish,
Plus lots of stuff like Smoked Ham knuckles & Bean Soup with sweet iron skillet cornbread,
Venison Chili, and 'Mud Hens'....

(If you have never had a 'Mud Hen', it's an entire chicken stuffed with lemon, butter and what ever (I like rice in mine), patted down with Cajun seasoning and more butter, wrapped in foil tightly,
Then packed in clay mud and dropped directly into the fire for slow baking...)
One chicken to a man! GOOD STUFF!

Most places we stop have 'Privy' or 'Out House', and several have shower houses...
The one we stay at most has shower house, outhouse and a good sized shelter house mostly built from 'Scrap' steel and native rocks, lumber sawed on site, so it kind of blends in with the surroundings.

We have electricity at some sites, so refrigeration is available, although not everyone can make ICE at once!
So we have to make Ice runs when we stumble across someplace that has ice... (BARS/Liquor Stores!)

All in all, it's a pretty good time...

SO! When are we doing that 'Land Between The Lakes' run?

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I heard of Mud Hens, and they sound good! Have you heard of Hobo Chicken? It is essentially a cleaned chicken in a mass of clay, baked or put in a fire, feathers and all. I hear it goes for a good price in Chinatown (San Francisco) and you have to order it a day ahead of time.

Sounds similar, just less plucking work

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Cuban Roasted Chickens take the prize for me, but I never got the recipe out of the guy making them for us!

Whole chickens, slow roasted with Cuban seasoning In/On them...
Just WONDERFUL!

I don't know about 'HOBO' chickens, I'm not eating ANYTHING that hasn't had the internals cleaned out before cooking!

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Without quoting your post........

It doesn't "sound" like a great time.......IT WAS.


Reminded me of a story of when I was little.

We lived in the city bordering a creek/field/woods/gravel pit and owned enough to "feel country".

As a little boy I "relieved" myself behind the house (I guess I didn't check my surroundings well enough) only to have a "not so well liked neighbor complain" that she saw me peeing behind the house to my Mom.

We had enough land to do that safely if you know what I mean.

Mom did confront me. And I can't really call it a scolding. Even as a kid I think she just told me to "look better" for the crabby b***h on that side of the property.

:just a childhood memory:

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Oh the guts are gone, that and the head. otherwise tthe rest are left, cavity may be stuffed, I don't know.

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Yup...

You need to feel the primal side once in a while...
Pee in the woods,
Chase some critter for the sake of the chase,
Hear the coyotes howl,
Get mud between your toes,
Eat with your fingers or off a knife,
Drink 'Camp Coffee' you have to cut a chunk off of and chew!

Stuff the women just don't understand!
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Gives us a chance to show the younger folks how food [meat] REALLY gets to the table,

How to purify water if they need to,

How to start a fire without a flamethrower,

To be there to hear the night sounds, and maybe see a sunrise or two...

Nothing like living off a clock and with the rhythms of the woods...

We 'Frown' on, or ignore, cell phones, watches, ect. while we are out and it's a really good feeling!
Still takes a day or two to get people to stop constantly asking, "What time is it?"....
(Do I look like Big Ben?... Day time stupid, look up! )

So Many Cats, So Few Recipes...

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