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    Quote Originally Posted by sidneyhornblower View Post
    You are my hero.
    Awww thanks, that gave me a big smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12trysomething View Post
    Part 2 can be read here
    You have an amazing partner, well done

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    Certain times of the year can be tough, but there's always time to get out. I don't like to plan things out too far in advance because I have a tendency to "build them up" if there's too much waiting ahead of the trip. Summer is way too hot and buggy, which is fine since that is time for the lake, swimming, fishing, and everything else summer brings.

    Fall is "blocked out" time for me...don't mess with my schedule I wish it lasted much longer since it's just the best time to get out. Spring is OK; winter is a whole new experience which I love.

    As much as I love backpacking, I don't want it to be the focus of my life. Nothing lasts forever. Health, trail closings, boredom from doing the same places over and over...things can happen. Then were are you? You just never know. So I don't want to rewrite my life just to make that number 1 priority. That's for family and friends and securing the future. But for all the time in-between, getting out makes both sides more enjoyable and special.

    I also like being somewhat removed from the woods...requiring a 3hr drive to get there. It makes it a "mini vacation" every time and always something to appreciate that much more.
    It's overfill, not overstuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by alifeoutdoors View Post
    You have an amazing partner, well done
    Agreed, as do you (as I understand from reading your post). The word partner is perfect.
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    That was a good Part 1 Rob!! Outlan (Lance) is from my local area, I have had a chance to hang with him at a event our local outfitter put on this January called the Frozen Butt Hang.

    I look forward to seeing more content on this, this is a very common problem I bet.

    Keep up the Blog!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrm tj View Post
    That was a good Part 1 Rob!! Outlan (Lance) is from my local area, I have had a chance to hang with him at a event our local outfitter put on this January called the Frozen Butt Hang.

    I look forward to seeing more content on this, this is a very common problem I bet.

    Keep up the Blog!!
    Thanks Jeff. Here is part 2
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    I seldom send out blog links to people. I sent out that one. Excellently written. Kudos to you.
    I'm still looking for two perfect trees.

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    This hits home with me. As a father of 3 active kids, I WANT TO (not have to) go to all of their events. Surprisingly, I have found they want me to get out and enjoy my hobby. Maybe I am just getting on their nerves!
    One thing I have been able to do is camp at some of their soccer tournaments. Quite a conversation piece when dad comes strolling out of the woods at game time.
    So, Rob, I think you are spot on with scheduling. If I get it on the wife's calendar, all is good!

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    Hi,
    Thank you for sharing such inspired writing. I`m so motivated by both parts of an article.
    Because what you are writing about is so familiar for me, and I think we have similar thoughts on many things.
    Will add this article to my bookmarks.

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    Thanks for sharing this!

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