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GeraldJP
Hi guys,
Today I decided to head our with my 520 (G.I. pocket stove) then caught and cooked up some crawdads (crayfish, mudbugs, etc.) for dinner. Figured I'd share some pics.

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Gerald

"If we are to have any hope for the future, those who have lanterns must pass them on to others." - Plato
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Coldwaterpaddler
Though a little breezy it was a nice day in Colorado. The 520 makes a nice boiler once you get that flame throttled down! Usually only a minute or two. Backpacking in the Sangres this weekend, right?
Stovie-Steve
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GeraldJP
Thanks Steve,
No luck backpacking in the Sangres this weekend... I was out on the front range after work today, near a pond where I trap beaver. Was a little breazy, no problem for this old beast boiling up some crawdads though. Ha
Gerald

"If we are to have any hope for the future, those who have lanterns must pass them on to others." - Plato
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mikew
We like dem crawfish down here in Louisiana too, but we don't hunt'em with a 30/30, just nets. LOL!  Nice stove!
Mike
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GeraldJP
Haha, they must be smaller down south. Lol.

Honestly though, I'm always armed (never been in a gun free zone, when I arrive it fails to be one, lol). I've had one too many run ins with dangerous critters in my life (the two legged variety, unfortunately, concerns me most in this county)... I carry varmint rounds in my Beretta 92 for rattlers... 

The Marlin 336 I was carrying because I would never be able to forgive myself if a coyote happened by and I couldn't benefit this beautiful environment by removing it from the equation... 

I come from the north, I'm a hunter and trapper by blood, but down here legislation has restricted proper trapping. Because of this legislation, there are mostly only predators left here (no pheasant, no grouse, minimal quail), it's ripe with coons, fox, skunks, bobcats etc...and it's all living off the waters edge because there's little left on land because of poor conservation legislation.

Anyway, to avoid a longer rant, thanks for looking. I appreciate you guys.
Gerald

"If we are to have any hope for the future, those who have lanterns must pass them on to others." - Plato
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Gasman64
Looks like a nice time outdoors, Gerald; good pictures of it, too.
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Rubing
Thanks for sharing the pics, there used to be a nation wide bar/restaurant chain that served crawdad tails and I loved them. They are not readily available in MI 😁
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hikerduane
Must be pretty wild there if you need a rifle across the knee while cooking.  I don't even have to do that bping here in the Sierra where some areas require a bear can.  Been to Maroon Bells backpacking a couple nights a few years ago.  Brother and a nephew live in CO.
Duane
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holliswood
Thanks to your thread and another thread, I’m not going to be satisfied until I have bear meat and crawdads lol 😂 Nice looking stove and food. 
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25 502s
I thought those were small lobsters!!
Jason
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GeraldJP
hikerduane wrote:
Must be pretty wild there if you need a rifle across the knee while cooking.  I don't even have to do that bping here in the Sierra where some areas require a bear can.  Been to Maroon Bells backpacking a couple nights a few years ago.  Brother and a nephew live in CO.
Duane


Hi Duane,
Not terribly wild, I didn't want to set it on those scraggly rocks, and the crawdads needed fillpin. Thought it was a good pic anyway. Thanks.
Gerald

"If we are to have any hope for the future, those who have lanterns must pass them on to others." - Plato
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GeraldJP
holliswood wrote:
Thanks to your thread and another thread, I’m not going to be satisfied until I have bear meat and crawdads lol 😂 Nice looking stove and food. 


Oh man, bear sounds great, who posted that?
Gerald

"If we are to have any hope for the future, those who have lanterns must pass them on to others." - Plato
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holliswood
GeraldJP wrote:


Oh man, bear sounds great, who posted that?


”Saw these up the road” in the Just Bull section. They’re alive, which isn’t a bad thing, maybe?  Had a uncle who used to hunt bear and would have us over for dinner to help them eat some of it. 
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GeraldJP
holliswood wrote:


”Saw these up the road” in the Just Bull section. They’re alive, which isn’t a bad thing, maybe?  Had a uncle who used to hunt bear and would have us over for dinner to help them eat some of it. 


Sounds like a good Uncle.
Gerald

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scl
looks like good eating.
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JimL
Those crayfish are YUGE.  No wonder you need to carry multiple weapons.   🙂

-Jim

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GeraldJP
scl wrote:
looks like good eating.


Yes sir... You throw a crawdad trap with some dry dog food or dry coon bait in it as as a lure and I about guarantee you pull it out with crawdads, been catchin em that way my whole life damn near... Growing up, my dad taught me to walk lake edges with a bright lantern or flashlight, we'd hold it to their front to keep their focus and reach in the water slowly and just pick them up by their thorax (just behind the claws)... Good times, great memories, happy father's day to everyone coming up here.
Gerald

"If we are to have any hope for the future, those who have lanterns must pass them on to others." - Plato
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GeraldJP
JimL wrote:
Those crayfish are YUGE.  No wonder you need to carry multiple weapons.   🙂


Haha, just enjoy being an American while it's still legal to be. Thanks Jim.
Gerald

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