1. Montbell Down Liner Jacket
2. Blackbird Hammock
3. JRB 11X10 Sil Tarp
Exercise, eat right, die anyway -- Country Roads bumper sticker
Fall seven times, standup eight. -- Japanese Proverb
Here is my 09 list in no particular order....
2 Moly Mac Pac
1 Switchback Hammock ( Mine)
1 WBBB Hammock ( wife)
4 Dutch clips
2 Rail riders adventure Pants
2 Filson wool field pants
1 Tilly wool fedora ( mine)
2 Smartwool base layers
1 The North face 700 Fill Down Jacket ( Mine)
1 Marmot 800 Fill Down thermal layer (Wife)
2 Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15* Down Bag
1 Bemco Back Packing oven
Some new , some preowned.... all great!
Special Thanks to all the cottage industry guys!
sometimes I overlook the very small things that i truly believe deserve honorable mention..
so here is a short list of 3 items that any backpack trip i take must include:
imUSA aluminum pot/mug. $3, durable, reliable.
zelph's cobalt blue beer bottle stove. $20 with windscreen and fuel bottle. a perfect match for the imUSA mug.
whoOpie slings. $15, no more buckles! yay!
and of course there are the pricier fave's like the Montbell down inner jacket and the Black Rock hat, the te-wa UQ (i like down, can you tell?)
"We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." - Ben Franklin
1. Clark NX-250 in camo
2. New "thread injector" (used, actually...new to me)
3. new fishing pole and reel
Yesterday's tomorrow is tomorrow's yesterday. It's the only day that counts.
After reading the other posts so far, and thanks to Perkolady and Darrel, I've had to totally rethink my list. I can't believe that I even forgot about my Dutch Clips. How in the world did I not think of them. I am totally dumbfounded on that one!!
In retrospect, I now will have to move my Dutch Clips to number 1, which replaces my wife. Sorry sweetie!! But hammocking business is hammocking business!! I am sure you understand
"Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere."- RONALD REAGAN
"There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer." - CALVIN COOLIDGE
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since I wont be the first sappy response, I will say...
I was fortunate enough to get to attend 4 group hangs this year and was able to meet many of the fine people we have on this forum (including all the moderators). I have never met a better group of people in any walk of life...I am a better person because of it.
gear be damned...the best of 2009 is the people!!
"Every day is a new day to a better future"
"Of all the things that matter, that really and truly matter, working more efficiently and getting more done is not among them." ~ Mike Dooley
"What if I told you that you couldn't have anymore of anything... No more friends, no more money, no more anything, until you first got happy with what you have?"~ Mike Dooley
"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." ~ Socrates