Friday, June 13, 2014

ATF: Camp Crystal Lake

Lower Hall Landing ~ Baldwin County ~ Alabama

Look familiar?  Probably not.  But this, to my knowledge is what is left of the dock at "Camp Crystal Lake" in Friday the 13th.  The movies were actually filmed at a public boat ramp on the Tensaw River.  So that's why if you've ever looked up the lake where they filmed the movies you couldn't find it.  Camp Crystal lake was never a lake.  Its a river.

A pretty surprising number of big films have been filmed in my little town, or had scenes filmed here.  Friday the 13th...  Close Encounters of the Third Kind (not only that, during shooting Spielberg stayed in the house I now own.) and a few others.

Anyway...  I couldn't let a full moon Friday the 13th pass without mentioning it.  I think tomorrow I'm gonna drive down to the landing and see if I can find anything left over from the filming.. or at least find the areas from the famous shots and see if I can get some cool photos.  A buddy says some of the stuff can only be accessed by boat... so damn...I guess we'll have to get the boat out.  Pity.

A:  SweetWater 420.  Just because.  Fixing to switch to Makers 46.  Also... I don't know if you've heard... but they are about to start offering barrel strength Makers Mark at the distillery.  Supposed to be around 118 proof or so.  Yeah... a field trip is in order.

T:  have a couple special ones for tomorrow.   nothing tonight.  at least not yet.

F: How about this....  a Winchester Model 9422M.  Lever action tack driver.  .22mag... I see these things on gunsamerican for 1200 bucks or so... and the wood isn't nearly as nice as the wood on mine. You may have noticed I have a thing for lever guns.  You've seen me mention my Savage 99... and my Winchester 94 in 44mag a few times I'm sure.  I really do get a kick out of them.  If there are turtles to shoot... and there almost always are... you can bet I'll have this little 94 with me... bustin' heads.


Partisan Arms said...

A: Booker's and Great Lakes Rye of the Tiger
T: Man O War Side Project Phalanx
F: K31 Swiss

Gotta go, but I owe you a gun post.

Yours in Defiance


John Williams said...

My inlaws have a cabin on Crystal Lake. All the references are lost on my wife.

Emptied several mags of 9mm in my dad's Shield last week. I was impressed. It's a sweet little piece.

WaterBoy said...

A: Newcastle Brown Ale & Balvenie Doublewood Single Malt
T: Edgar Hoill OSOK (One Shot One Kill)
F: Yes

Crystal Lake...long ago pseudonym of a former VP regular. How're the two of them doing, nowadays? Thought you mentioned that you keep in touch with Jamie on Facebook....

Nate said...

They are doin' great. Have an adorable little boy.

patrick kelly said...

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....late again...

A: Luc Pirlet Pinot Noir first, Negro Modelo later.

T: Some cheap Torpedo from the local liquor store. Had a Cohiba looking orange-black-white band (nice try guys)

F: Custom built AR in 6.5 Grendel (ok, it's on order, not here yet, but I can pretend). Has a side charger on the left side where it should be (non-reciprocating), some fancy after market trigger and a cool butt-stock. Don't remember any brand names.

WaterBoy said...

Nate: "Have an adorable little boy."

Jamie Jr. out, world. There are two of them, now.

Nate said...

bigger shocker: jamie gave up drinking.

Susan said...

JamieR a dad now. That is both awesome to contemplate, and a little frightening to think about.

That is a huge shock, the beer industry in Oz may never recover. Good on him.

That little fella is going to have a great life. A chance like that little boy is a great reason to shape up a life to keep up with him.

Res Ipsa said...

Next time you chat with them, give them my best.

So Jamie gave up drinking. Did he give up Michel Jackson too?

WaterBoy said...

Nate: "bigger shocker: jamie gave up drinking."

Considering what passes for beer down there, it's just as well.

cheddarman said...

A: Schoenling Little Kings Cream Ale, cause I;m from Ohio, dammit, and there were plenty of good breweries in Cincinnati started by all of the German immigrants

T: Redman chew, gotta love that stuff

F: still workin' on that AR-10 buffer, want to be able to sell 50 caliber AR-10's to girls and grannies

cheddarman said...

Nate and anyone else out there, have you ever made you own buffer tube for an AR-15 or AR in a heavier caliber like 308?

if so, do you remember what size die you used to thread it, so it would fit in the lower receiver?

I was working on my recoil buffer today, the shop where i am trying to build it does not have any dies above 1/2 inch internal diameter

patrick kelly said...

"want to be able to sell 50 caliber AR-10's to girls and grannies"

WTF u wanna arm those crazy womenz with such firepower ?!?!? ;-) heh

FWIW tried some Four Roses small batch, damn fine whiskey at a reasonable price.

Res Ipsa said...

@ WB,

I used to like the oil can before Molson took over brewing and importing it to the US. XXXX was pretty good stuff too. You can't get it in the US anymore, at least not that I know of.

Giraffe said...

Hey Nate, I got a gun post written up. If you want I can send it for a guest post.

Outlaw X said...

What's the highest you ever blew a turtle in the air with a 44? I shot one time at the base and I thought I missed, and Dad and bro were laughing at me and about 3 seconds later it came splashing back down. Doing the math that would be 72 ft in a vacuum or probably about 50 ft.