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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #100 on: August 28, 2016, 07:13:38 PM »
Fred was at the cabin in June 2016
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #101 on: November 01, 2017, 09:11:58 PM »
Just wondering if there has been updates on this at all if itís finished now. I know itís been over a year old but I always kept an eye on it just waiting.

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #102 on: November 06, 2017, 11:01:54 PM »
Just wondering if there has been updates on this at all if itís finished now. I know itís been over a year old but I always kept an eye on it just waiting.

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #103 on: November 07, 2017, 03:54:46 AM »
Unfortunately Fred hasn't been on since July of 2016.

 Maybe he's living off the grid at his cabin.
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #104 on: February 05, 2018, 07:31:45 AM »
 
Hello. It's been a long time since my last post. A lot has happened since then. I moved and began building a new house which has taken almost all of my free time. I have been in to the cabin a few times but not as much as I would like. Hopefully this year will be different since I am getting closer to finishing the house.

I made a little progress on the cabin:

Some interior chinking and I installed a window sash..



 

 

 


Framed up an outhouse:

 

 

And even did a little detecting. Not sure what it is but maybe a collar that went on a shaft between a nut and a wheel?
 

 

The cabin still has no permanent roof on it. It is covered with 1x6 t&g boards and a tarp. I should be able to get a roof on it this summer.

As far as the tools I used: Chainsaw, drawknife, wood chisel, hammer, tape measure and log dog.
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #105 on: February 05, 2018, 08:54:00 AM »
Hi Fred, thanks for the update.

My disk harrow has some collars that look just like that, but in your area it's more likely from a wagon wheel.

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #106 on: February 05, 2018, 09:53:51 AM »
Good to hear from you, Fred! I think of you all the time, because pictures of that one cabin you built are all over the internet!👍🏼
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #107 on: February 05, 2018, 01:22:12 PM »
welcome back Fred!
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #108 on: February 05, 2018, 01:45:09 PM »
Looks like a FINE place to set up a still!  :D ;D



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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #109 on: February 06, 2018, 07:24:24 AM »
He would need a running stream for that. ;D

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #110 on: February 06, 2018, 12:19:34 PM »
Sure am glad to see you back, Fred.  I was afraid the fires got your cabin.  Looking forward to more updates.
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #111 on: February 06, 2018, 12:24:06 PM »
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #112 on: February 06, 2018, 12:53:09 PM »
Thanks for the update.  ;D
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #113 on: February 06, 2018, 02:14:18 PM »
Glad to hear from you Fred! I too, was starting to wonder about you.

Sure am glad to see you back, Fred.  I was afraid the fires got your cabin.  Looking forward to more updates.

I think Fred's cabin was in relative safety from last year's fires. Most of the big ones were quite a ways west of the Helena area, concentrated more around Missoula-Seeley Lake area, although I'm sure he got his fair share of the smoke and poor air quality like the rest of us in Montana.

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #114 on: February 08, 2018, 05:57:04 PM »
This is amazing.  Thanks for letting me share in the adventure.
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #115 on: February 09, 2018, 02:54:00 PM »
Thanks for the update! Your adventures at the cabin have hit a soft spot for a lot of us!!

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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #116 on: February 10, 2018, 02:39:13 PM »
That collar you showed in the picture looked to me like a out side collar of a circle sawmill. But all I can say is what a great adventure what memories you must have .
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Re: Remote Wilderness Cabin at an Old Mine
« Reply #117 on: March 14, 2018, 12:53:39 AM »
Thanks for sharing Fred. I live in Butte, and see similar places in the back country nearby and daydream about what it would be like to build a little getaway cabin there. You are living the dream. Enjoy.  


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