On location: The swamps of sadness...

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Re: On location: The swamps of sadness...

Postby bogbud » Mon May 18, 2020 9:47 am

gamwam wrote:ace pics,. great sink,. would have been awsome to watch it unfold on the video :)


I'm so much not talented to do reasonable fotography or even videos..That little cam was dangling from some tree and the resolution is also bad. I would really need more and better equipment. Better leave it to the producers here or the more dedicated youtubers like Maria is.
I'm chindeep in this mudbog and every desperate attempt to move my stuck legs only drives me deeper in. The thick mud slowly swamps my waders and i have nothing to hold onto. I'm so feeling home.

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Re: On location: The swamps of sadness...

Postby maria » Mon May 25, 2020 6:57 am

Practice makes perfect, so the more you sink, the more you enjoy life and the better you get at making movies ;) Win win all round!! :D And besides, there's so few of us who make videos, every video counts as good, no matter how inexperienced you might think you are. Keep the camera rolling - "Take 9!"

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Re: On location: The swamps of sadness...

Postby rgadt » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:02 am

Bogbud you have such an amazing place for sinking there... Realize this post is very late to the thread but just wanted to congratulate you on such a wonderful spot and a very successful sink. I haven't been able to get into my favorite local spot for a while now, because (1) it's under about 5 feet of water right now and (2) the entrance has recently been decorated with a lovely "No Trespassing" sign, although this is a state park that was open to the public before it flooded about 10 times :-x Would love to see some clips of those fabulous Acquo boots sinking out of sight in that mud, so hope you get that chance eventually.
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Re: On location: The swamps of sadness...

Postby bogbud » Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:39 pm

rgadt wrote:Bogbud you have such an amazing place for sinking there... Realize this post is very late to the thread but just wanted to congratulate you on such a wonderful spot and a very successful sink. I haven't been able to get into my favorite local spot for a while now, because (1) it's under about 5 feet of water right now and (2) the entrance has recently been decorated with a lovely "No Trespassing" sign, although this is a state park that was open to the public before it flooded about 10 times :-x Would love to see some clips of those fabulous Acquo boots sinking out of sight in that mud, so hope you get that chance eventually.
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Well, thanks. I've visited that area so many times over the years and it still manages to surprise me. The conditions are changing all the time and i constantly discover new mudholes in this bog. On the downside i don't think i will be able to visit that area i the next couple weeks or a few months. Bugs and flies and moskitos have taken over and my repellant is only worth its price in the first five minutes or so. I think a lot of you folks know what i'm talking about. Also, as i normaly tend to go in the dusk it's too late already (9pm is the earliest start).

Just in case you are interested in them Acquo-Boots, they are hidden in the following picture somewhere :lol:
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I'm chindeep in this mudbog and every desperate attempt to move my stuck legs only drives me deeper in. The thick mud slowly swamps my waders and i have nothing to hold onto. I'm so feeling home.

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Re: On location: The swamps of sadness...

Postby mud_dreamer » Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:59 am

^^^ Nice mud bogbud.

That looks like the right consistency for an easy deep sink.
You said that you go there at dusk. Is there a privacy issue there? It looks like it is way off the beaten path.

Where do you clean up? Or do you just peel off all your gear and bag it?

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Re: On location: The swamps of sadness...

Postby bogbud » Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:21 am

mud_dreamer wrote:^^^ Nice mud bogbud.

That looks like the right consistency for an easy deep sink.
You said that you go there at dusk. Is there a privacy issue there? It looks like it is way off the beaten path.

Where do you clean up? Or do you just peel off all your gear and bag it?

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It's more a personal preference. Although no one dares to enter the bog itself there is a small hiking path at the edge of that general area and there are also paddocks with horses or cows next to it. Also there are hunters sometimes. So on the way to or from that bog there is a slim chance to see someone else.
Cleanup is possible in a brook/ditch that forms the edge of the bog. It's deep and muddy too but better than nothing . In the end I pack all that gear into a large backpack

Edit:
The pic shows the ditch that works also as a very effective barrier against any intruders. The worst (or best?) part of the bog is on the other side and you have to carefully wade through it. That exposed mud you can see gives an impression whats waiting there :twisted:
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I'm chindeep in this mudbog and every desperate attempt to move my stuck legs only drives me deeper in. The thick mud slowly swamps my waders and i have nothing to hold onto. I'm so feeling home.

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Re: On location: The swamps of sadness...

Postby gamwam » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:41 pm

that looks awsome just over the ditch,. im still hoping one day your gonna video a sink for us

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Re: On location: The swamps of sadness...

Postby mud_dreamer » Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:15 am

I would definitely sink in a bog like that if I ever find one.

I recently checked out a very swampy area on the Mississippi River by me. I am guessing that the last people to step there were Native Americans in the 1800's. I did find an area that I got to knee deep in but it took a lot of work and I encountered some small tree roots in the process.

That area must not be a bog right? A bog is really loose mud and more organics than clay right? Just guessing, no experience with bogs.

Can I ask you why you wear what you wear? Is it for protection? And/or for getting more stuck?

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Re: On location: The swamps of sadness...

Postby bogbud » Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:30 pm

mud_dreamer wrote:
That area must not be a bog right? A bog is really loose mud and more organics than clay right? Just guessing, no experience with bogs.

Can I ask you why you wear what you wear? Is it for protection? And/or for getting more stuck?

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I think i have explained that area before, but there are a lot of different types of bogs around. What you describe is often a "raised bog". One of that type is fed only by rainwater and consists of layers and layers of rotten moss of thousands of years.
The one i have here is much younger. This is a former lakebed that has been overgrown by lots of different plants (not only moss) and is fed by groundwater, too. Only a few feet below the surface you hit the much more sticky lakemud and that's a dangerous combination. The lake is still there but has become a lot smaller and surrounded by weeds (mostly inaccessible). It may become a raised bog after a couple more thousand years.
Also that area is in the central/northern european plain. And the soil there is basically all peat that has been cultivated. Still it gets muddy fast when it rains a lot. According to wikipedia you can call it a "lake edge fen" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fen

I wear my gear because i'm really into it. I love boots, waders and rubber raingear and getting muddy with them feels just the right purpose for them. I could never imagine going into the mud just with shorts or normal gear like others here like to do. Getting much more stuck is a very nice bonus, too!
I'm chindeep in this mudbog and every desperate attempt to move my stuck legs only drives me deeper in. The thick mud slowly swamps my waders and i have nothing to hold onto. I'm so feeling home.


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