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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #60 on: November 15, 2015, 09:53:24 PM »
How's the cabin going?

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #61 on: November 29, 2015, 12:40:10 PM »
I'm jealous

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #62 on: November 29, 2015, 07:19:24 PM »
Can you get water to the cabin using a gravity powered Ram pump? 
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #63 on: December 05, 2015, 09:52:38 AM »
Sorry I haven't posted anything yet this year yet.

I continued exploring and working on the cabin this summer.

Purely by accident while working on the cabin one day, I uncovered hand forged log dog. I was able to immediately put it to use>



Some pics of the progress from August..













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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #64 on: December 05, 2015, 10:01:08 AM »
Wow!  Great progress.  Enjoying the thread

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #65 on: December 05, 2015, 05:46:29 PM »
Awesome
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #66 on: December 05, 2015, 07:02:17 PM »
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #67 on: December 06, 2015, 04:48:32 PM »
Can't remember if you mentioned a water source. The ground looks like sand.  :-\ Maybe it's sawdust.  ;D

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #68 on: December 06, 2015, 10:40:32 PM »
Did you cut all the floor on site as well ? Very cool deal , thanks for all the pics . Are you done for the winter now ?
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #69 on: December 06, 2015, 11:03:19 PM »
Great thread; I'm not sure how I missed it before now.  Thanks for bringing us along on your journey.
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #70 on: December 06, 2015, 11:11:12 PM »
 Many old logging camps around my hunting camp, very easy to give up a few hours poking around.

You now have a floor!!!  8)   What a great get away place you will have once finished!  :) :)
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #71 on: December 07, 2015, 05:47:00 PM »
Now this is nice. It would drive me nuts not being able to get out there in the winter. ;D

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #72 on: December 12, 2015, 07:45:28 PM »
enjoying your great work
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #73 on: December 13, 2015, 12:30:15 PM »
WOW

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #74 on: December 17, 2015, 10:18:03 PM »
Enjoyed following your progress, very interesting. I can spend hours digging around places like that. Waiting for more pics. Outstanding.
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #75 on: December 23, 2015, 06:45:08 AM »
Thanks everyone. Yes, I am done for the winter.

I did carry in 1x6 t&g flooring (doug fir circle sawn, skip planed) and 1x6 t&g rough pine for ceiling boards. Carrying the lumber took quite a few trips at 6-8 boards per trip.

There is a spring close to the cabin. Got the water tested for heavy metals and it came back clean for that. Still need to filter out the biological contaminants though. That is easy enough.

I put in a packer would stove too. It only took two trips to pack in the parts for it. (sorry, no photo)



















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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #76 on: December 23, 2015, 09:44:56 AM »
definitely love seeing these amazing pictures! Be sure to continue and update us with the progress you make it's amazing to watch. Have you had a chance to hunt on your land yet?
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #77 on: January 05, 2016, 01:24:27 PM »
Good job Fred! It's looking great! Awesome find on the log dog  8)

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #78 on: January 05, 2016, 03:26:58 PM »
Thanks for posting this thread, read most of your comments out loud to my wife and daughter and found your pictures fascinating. I think everyone dreams of building their own cabin, I know I have and your pictures give me hope that it might be a doable thing.
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #79 on: January 09, 2016, 08:01:16 AM »
Looks great! Thanks again for sharing.
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