My first rendezvous set up

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    Frontier's

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    This year I went searching the property for suitable poles and settled on some cedar I found. Peeling them was real easy! I just cut a narrow strip and wedged my tomahawk under the bark and in 10 minutes, one pole was peeled and ready to dry.

    The cover is a simple $26 10oz cotton painters tarp that I waterproofed with linseed oil. Linseed oil did a fantastic job at water proofing it!

    Its simple, but it keeps my trade blanket covered over and the heat off our heads.
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    Good lookin camp Mr. Frontier's. When you say cedar do you mean western red cedar? Cedar in Ohio means cypress.
     
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    I keep looking at that setup and thinking to myself "how could I make all that into a travois " ? As a way of hauling it out of the meadow.
    It would be easy if I eliminated 3 poles and went with a diamond fly set-up
     
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    red cedar.
     
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    Learn something everyday.
     
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    Ever heard of mixing iron oxide ( rust for treating canvas) ? Got a good looking shelter, I am just curious about methods of treating canvas.
     
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    Looks great
     
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    Your linseed oil treatment will make a waterproof cloth. You do have to be aware that your tarp is not fireproof. With reasonable care, you will have good comfortable camp.

    Use the red barn oil paint to simulate the iron oxide color for a waterproof period tarp.
     
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    That set up is a lot better than my first rendezvous set up....,

    I didn't have the proper camping stuff and didn't know there was a modern camp off from the "traditional" campers, so, this was mine...:D

    RAMADA INN.jpg

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    Hello LD is that what they call a 'tin teepee?'
     
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    Good looking first setup there man. You're leaps ahead of where I started. Keep posting pics of your journeys.
     
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    I like it!
     
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    I definitely like this rendezvous site.
     
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    Loyalist Dave

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    Nope, THAT is what is called being a "Ramada Ranger"

    THIS is a tin teepee...and is also the preferred method my wife uses when "camping"....
    TIN TEEPEE.jpg

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  15. Jul 16, 2019 at 4:48 PM #15

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    Dave,
    Nice, very nice, but I hate to tell you.........The boys most likely won't like it, cuz it seems a little off period correct!:p
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    Yeah I had to commute each morning...

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    Thanks for the correction LD!
     

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