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georgecarr
09-08-2018, 21:32
Make room on your calenders for November 2, 3, 4, 2018 for the 3rd Annual Loco Libre Gear Piney Woods Hang. This will be a great weekend of relaxing in the infamous Jersey Pine Barrens. Last year around 50 folks showed up, and while I can't promise the Jersey Devil will show up I can promise the crew from Loco Libre Gear will! We have the Batona Camp on Carranza Road (directions to come) from noon Friday until noon Sunday.

You can sign up HERE (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IaD1SfNsdEExvi9D9ivoEWo8wQIMlZRGT4qmgYdIPTY/edit#gid=0)

Directions

Batona Campsite is located at GPS coordinates N 39 46.639 W 74 37.883

From The North and Philadelphia Area Ė From the area of the junctions of Route 70 and Route 206, travel south on route 206 for one mile and turn left on Carranza Road (648). Travel 8.7 miles to the Carranza Memorial. Across from the Carranza Memorial is a dirt road with a sign that says Batona Campsite. Make a left onto the dirt road and the campsite is 1/2 mile back.

From The Hammonton Area Ė Take Rt 206 north, and after passing the Atsion ranger station travel approximately 4.5 miles to the first traffic light (Tuckerton Road). Make a right onto Tuckerton Road and follow to the end (2nd stop). Turn left and at the next stop sign turn right onto Carranza Road. Continue for 5 miles to the Carranza Memorial. . Across from the Carranza Memorial is a dirt road with a sign that says Batona Campsite. Make a left onto the dirt road and the campsite is 1/2 mile back.

Meals

There are fire pits available on site for cooking if you so desire.
There is space on the sign up sheet for any extra sides or such you may want to contribute to the group meals,but don't feel obligated.

The menu has been set:

Saturday Breakfast - Pancakes, with the rest TBD

Saturday Dinner - Beef stew, Chicken Jambalaya,and Chili.

Of course there will be other things that folks are bringing like bacon, brats, etc., so no one should go hungry.


Facilities

Tons of trees to hang from, but ground dwellers are welcome too!
There is a hand pump for water, and privies for, well, you know.

Activities

The Batona Trail passes through the area,and Apple Pie Hill fire tower is a short (2.5 mile?) hike away.
The Carranza Memorial is right outside of camp, and historic Batsto Village is a close drive.

Raffle

The raffle will be held BEFORE dinner. I like the way raffle and dinner flowed last year so we're going to give that a try again. Raffle tickets will be $5 each, and you will be able to purchase then on Saturday afternoon. All profits from the raffle this year will again be donated to St. Judes Childrens Hospital.

Site Reservations

No one is required to reserve a site. If you choose to help us with our reservations we ask that only NJ residents reserve sites, as out of state campers pay a higher rate. All reservation fees will be refunded at the hang, unless you choose to contribute your fees to St. Judes along with the raffle funds.

It's getting close, the weather is cooling, and I'm looking forward to a great time in the Piney Woods!

JmBoh
09-08-2018, 22:27
Wooohoooo!!

SilvrSurfr
09-08-2018, 22:31
I've got site 5 for two people. Might want to remind NJ residents to reserve no more than 2 people per site (though group site A requires minimum reservation of 7, as I recall).

The Tree Frog
09-09-2018, 08:48
Yea boy. A good number of NJ Hammock Club will be there!


Reserved site 3

Uphill
09-09-2018, 19:56
Make room on your calenders for November 2, 3, 4, 2018 for the 3rd Annual Loco Libre Gear Piney Woods Hang. This will be a great weekend of relaxing in the infamous Jersey Pine Barrens. Last year around 50 folks showed up, and while I can't promise the Jersey Devil will show up I can promise the crew from Loco Libre Gear will! We have the Batona Camp on Carranza Road (directions to come) from noon Friday until noon Sunday.

...

It's getting close, the weather is cooling, and I'm looking forward to a great time in the Piney Woods!

So excited to make this Hang this year. Looking forward to being back in the Piney Woods of SENJ


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Cave Man
09-09-2018, 20:32
Site # 1 reserved

sqidmark
09-10-2018, 05:45
George, you should post this also under trip planning forum.

Porkroll
09-10-2018, 06:55
Signed up. I reserved site 2.

jellyfish
09-10-2018, 07:10
Iím looking forward to seeing everyone.

georgecarr
09-10-2018, 07:14
George, you should post this also under trip planning forum.

I'll make a post with a link there. I don't want to move it because it will mess up links I have in other places.

Tyroler Holzhacker
09-10-2018, 08:19
If I were to drive up Saturday, would there be any difficulty obtaining a place to hang and set up a tent? I am traveling with my wife and daughter from Maryland. Are reservations required? Are there fees to camp? Unfamiliar with Batona Camp area, and wanted to know the procedures for checking in. I expect to arrive on Saturday afternoon and leave out Sunday AM. Thanks for the info.

GreatBigDave
09-10-2018, 08:55
If I were to drive up Saturday, would there be any difficulty obtaining a place to hang and set up a tent? I am traveling with my wife and daughter from Maryland. Are reservations required? Are there fees to camp? Unfamiliar with Batona Camp area, and wanted to know the procedures for checking in. I expect to arrive on Saturday afternoon and leave out Sunday AM. Thanks for the info.Lots of trees and the whole place is flat - shouldn't be a problem finding a spot.
Sign up on the sign up sheet is all the reservations you need.
I'm pretty sure George is taking care of the fees.
Check in by finding George when you arrive - he's a good guy - If you don't what he looks like - ask anybody.
Dozens of helpful people will be happy to help find a spot and set up.
Try not to park or tent in spots suitable for a hammock.

Site 4 reserved for 2 people for 2 nights.

Tyroler Holzhacker
09-10-2018, 09:08
Thanks. I've met George before at the MAHHA hang. I'll seek him out. I wonder if Batona Camp is where the infamous Pine Barrens episode of the Sopranos was filmed. Probably my favorite HBO show of all time. Gandolfini was incredible in his role, RIP.

SilvrSurfr
09-10-2018, 11:42
Thanks. I've met George before at the MAHHA hang. I'll seek him out. I wonder if Batona Camp is where the infamous Pine Barrens episode of the Sopranos was filmed. Probably my favorite HBO show of all time. Gandolfini was incredible in his role, RIP.

While the Pine Barrens episode was filmed in north Jersey, there are two things that tell you it wasn't filmed in the Pine Barrens:

1) There are no pine trees in the entire episode,
2) There are hills in the episode, lots of hills. The real Pine Barrens is flat as a board, with basically one hill in the entire one million acres (Apple Pie Hill at elevation 200 ft.).

monkeynono
09-11-2018, 19:56
I'm in site 12 reserved I think. The new site sucks.

hk2001
09-11-2018, 20:18
I’ve never seen somewhere on the east coast as flat as the pine barrens. I hiked several miles during the winter hang, and never went more than +/- 10’ in elevation according to my phone. Usually, I hate flat hikes, but Batona is beautiful.

It’s also where the Forest Floor pattern was born. 99% of the assets in that pattern came from photos from the 1st Loco Libre Hang. :)

I’ll be the guy wandering around taking pics of the ground ;)

jellyfish
09-11-2018, 20:21
I’ll be the guy wandering around taking pics of the ground ;)

You should just make this your signature line

GreatBigDave
09-12-2018, 13:45
... The new site sucks.Yes it does - perhaps a little more than RA but it is a similar experience - costs less than RA.

LuvmyBonnet
09-12-2018, 16:29
Sounds like fun George! This is about the only time I'll say this - wish I still lived in Jersey - LOL

SilvrSurfr
09-12-2018, 16:37
We have sites 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 12 reserved. Come on, Jersey folks. Reserve some sites! (Looking at georgecarr, specifically).

georgecarr
09-12-2018, 19:02
We have sites 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 12 reserved. Come on, Jersey folks. Reserve some sites! (Looking at georgecarr, specifically).

Ha, before the weekend I'll have the group site and 1 or 2 others.

GreatBigDave
09-13-2018, 07:14
Somebody got 11.

Interlopers or stealth reservists?

sqidmark
09-13-2018, 12:45
should I grab #10?

SilvrSurfr
09-13-2018, 13:33
should I grab #10?

Grab a site! We need them all.

monkeynono
09-13-2018, 14:21
Grab a site! We need them all.

What are they, Pokemon?

Uphill
09-15-2018, 07:27
What are they, Pokemon?

Gotta book em all!


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jellyfish
09-17-2018, 19:16
Squidmark is bringing his famous apple crisp?

I'll offer you a dutch oven if you want to warm it in camp. Just let me know and I'll throw another iron pot in the back of my car.

SilvrSurfr
09-17-2018, 19:28
Squidmark is bringing his famous apple crisp?

I'll offer you a dutch oven if you want to warm it in camp. Just let me know and I'll throw another iron pot in the back of my car.

He's not gonna like you calling him "squid" mark. He's more like a brown stain in the underwear, but with a "q."

SilvrSurfr
09-17-2018, 19:34
Well, somebody got group site A, so 11 and A are reserved by people unknown.

mychal
09-17-2018, 19:36
The Nudists, more than likely.
Well, somebody got group site A, so 11 and A are reserved by people unknown.

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jellyfish
09-17-2018, 19:49
He's not gonna like you calling him "squid" mark. He's more like a brown stain in the underwear, but with a "q."

I have to misspell everything so that it represents the aquatic. It is just one of my things....

jellyfish
09-17-2018, 19:50
Well, somebody got group site A, so 11 and A are reserved by people unknown.

Well these mystery people are in for a real treat, because I'm making sticky buns for breakfast on Saturday. Lucky dogs.

jellyfish
09-17-2018, 19:52
The Nudists, more than likely.

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If these nudists finally show up, I will just die of modesty. No sticky buns for people showing off their buns.

SilvrSurfr
09-17-2018, 20:07
If these nudists finally show up, I will just die of modesty. No sticky buns for people showing off their buns.

I'm a closet nudist. I wait until everyone has gone to sleep, then I run around the campsite naked as a jaybird (we used to call it streaking).

That way, I'm able to keep my sticky bun privileges!:lol:

SilvrSurfr
09-17-2018, 20:09
I have to misspell everything so that it represents the aquatic. It is just one of my things....

My name is already aquatic, so no need to misspell!

sqidmark
09-17-2018, 22:21
He's not gonna like you calling him "squid" mark. He's more like a brown stain in the underwear, but with a "q."

Yep, we'll bring the apple crisp.
BTW, sqidmark has no special meaning for me. A you know, often in IT we make up temp logins for various purposes, so i just tap on the keyboard. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it, not my shorts.

SilvrSurfr
09-17-2018, 22:23
Yep, we'll bring the apple crisp.
BTW, sqidmark has no special meaning for me. A you know, often in IT we make up temp logins for various purposes, so i just tap on the keyboard. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it, not my shorts.

Stick with sqidmark because "brown stain in the underwear" is just too long!:lol:

sqidmark
09-17-2018, 22:25
Amy, an extra oven would be perfect. It's hard to reheat without burning on the coleman. Thank you! Anita will prob want to chew on your ear a while, she really llikes the whole dutch oven idea.

sqidmark
09-17-2018, 22:29
Stick with sqidmark because "brown stain in the underwear" is just too long!:lol:

Ok, that does it. I'm gonna change it to...

GreatBigDave
09-18-2018, 00:38
The Nudists, more than likely.

Well, somebody got group site A, so 11 and A are reserved by people unknown.
Sent from my SM-N950U using TapatalkIt can't be the Nudists - They have a restraining order that prevents them from camping near SS.

SilvrSurfr
09-18-2018, 00:46
It can't be the Nudists - They have a restraining order that prevents them from camping near SS.

And my canoe has a restraining order against you!:lol:

GreatBigDave
09-18-2018, 00:49
And my canoe has a restraining order against you!:lol:
I've never been in your canoe, nor have I touched it. I have seen it - it was amazing watching it scurry up that tree crying about cold water touching its "people side".



:mellow:

Nedh84
09-18-2018, 19:41
Would love to fly over from California just to attend this but alas cannot :(. Hope you guys have an awesome hang!!

Tigglet
09-19-2018, 07:59
Thinking about attending this...
Jellyfish - when are you heading up there? Might pick your brain for directions and advice

Tyroler Holzhacker
09-19-2018, 08:05
He's not gonna like you calling him "squid" mark. He's more like a brown stain in the underwear, but with a "q."

I thought the spelling of Sqidmark "phonetically" referred to motorcycle skid marks, as Sqidmark is a motorbike hammocker? I am speculating here...:cool:

sqidmark
09-19-2018, 11:41
I competed in enduros for 25yrs or so, I guess that counts eh?

fallkniven
09-19-2018, 13:32
I competed in enduros for 25yrs or so, I guess that counts eh?

Silvr, tell us about the time you were a professional dirt biker racer....

mychal
09-19-2018, 13:33
Silvr, tell us about the time you were a professional dirt biker racer....And what was it like to go to high school with Luther Campbell?

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SilvrSurfr
09-19-2018, 13:59
Silvr, tell us about the time you were a professional dirt biker racer....

Dirt bikes are not my thing. In fact, I don't go near motorcycles at all; I love my legs too much.

Ratdog
09-19-2018, 20:09
Great hang at a great time of year and a most excellent charity. What’s not to love?
Bonus, all the tasty food!

Def worth the trip for those on the fence.

FYI, if the fire tower is staffed, you can climb up. Just get there early enough, last group we sent over missed out because they waited too long to head out.

Oh, and for sure there will be some Squatch’n goin on.

Tinfoil hats will be handed out at 1030 hrs for Team Satellite.

GreatBigDave
09-19-2018, 20:22
SATELLITE!

fallkniven
09-19-2018, 20:26
Yeah Pete, no climbing the fence this time

SilvrSurfr
09-19-2018, 20:42
Start reserving sites, NJ people.

MikekiM
09-20-2018, 06:03
I'm in for this... Want sure until the apple crisp and sticky buns were confirmed...

I'll get on the login sheet asap.

I'd gladly reserve a spot I'd someone gives me some directing...


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sqidmark
09-20-2018, 06:44
When I looked at the sites a week or so ago they were all booked, at least on my pc, otherwise I would have done so already. Geeze.

Mike, leave the reserves for NJ folks, as it's the lowest cost.

MikekiM
09-20-2018, 06:51
Ok.. Thanks. I am going to be looking to hike in on Friday morning, from somewhere north, rather than take up a parking spot at the site.. If anyone can help with local knowledge on safe ON parking at or near a trailhead north of the site, or has a creative idea on shuttle or public transportation south, please PM me.

GreatBigDave
09-20-2018, 07:08
When I looked at the sites a week or so ago they were all booked, at least on my pc, otherwise I would have done so already. Geeze.

Mike, leave the reserves for NJ folks, as it's the lowest cost.I don't know what you were looking at, perhaps it was the "Naturalists" and they backed out.
AFAIK we have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 12 with an interloper on 11. Apparently whoever booked the group site dropped it.
https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/4/7/4/5/8/ll_batona.jpg

GreatBigDave
09-20-2018, 07:11
Ok.. Thanks. I am going to be looking to hike in on Friday morning, from somewhere north, rather than take up a parking spot at the site.. If anyone can help with local knowledge on safe ON parking at or near a trailhead north of the site, or has a creative idea on shuttle or public transportation south, please PM me.It would help to know how far you want to hike. Why from the north?

MikekiM
09-20-2018, 07:56
It would help to know how far you want to hike. Why from the north?

Yep...

6, 8, 12 miles... would be fine. I'd like to drop my car at a trail head or someplace close to one and be making miles early on Friday. Shoot for a mid day arrival.

Haven't figured out Sunday yet..
Open to suggestions.

Why from the north? I am coming from Long Island. Drop the car north is easier. Plus would be easier to bum a ride out on Sunday going north.. if I decided not to back track.

Is there a compelling reason to NOT do a SoBo?

GreatBigDave
09-20-2018, 09:08
This map (https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/docs/batona14web.pdf) shows "official" parking at Ongs Hat, Lebanon Fire Tower, and Pakim Pond / Brendan Byrne camp at 18.6, 14, and 10.7 miles from Batona camp on the Batona trail. One could also (presumably) hike to Batona camp from Atsion following the railroad tracks most of the way in about 6.3 miles or NoBo on the Batona from Batsto at about 13 miles.

No compelling reason on direction - I just asked 'cause it won't make a whole lot of difference in drive time - Batsto will be a longer drive.

jellyfish
09-20-2018, 09:55
Thinking about attending this...
Jellyfish - when are you heading up there? Might pick your brain for directions and advice

Just send me a text.

Look for the Carranza Memorial. Batona Campground is right across the street.

Or put this in your GPS
(39.7815990,-74.6325730)

After crossing the Del River, I take the southern route using 40 to avoid the bad traffic.

Ratdog
09-20-2018, 10:01
Yeah Pete, no climbing the fence this time

Fat but nimble. Ha.

...and no, I couldnít climb that fence if there were a grizzly chasing me AND a table full of sticky buns on the other side


Ok.. Thanks. I am going to be looking to hike in on Friday morning, from somewhere north, rather than take up a parking spot at the site.. If anyone can help with local knowledge on safe ON parking at or near a trailhead north of the site, or has a creative idea on shuttle or public transportation south, please PM me.

Parking at Atsion or Lebanon aka Brendan T Byrne office works, Brendan Byrne being north. From the BT Byrne office to Batona is about 14 miles but you can park at the wash house near the campgrounds (just past Pakim Pond) and make it a 10 mile walk.

The RR tracks from Atsion are doable but covered in tall grass at points and the lone star tick nymphs are brutal right now. Definitely prep your clothes, gear and self if choosing that route, wise to do anyway, but little tick nests, ugh.

Normally Iíd step right up and offer to shuttle you to/from wherever but my future isnít clear enough to commit. Iíd say catching a ride out to your car or whatever shouldnít be a problem on Sunday if needed.

Pretty sure you could train it to/from Hammonton and it would give someone a chance to grab some terrific Mexican food in town.

GreatBigDave
09-20-2018, 11:15
...The RR tracks from Atsion are doable but covered in tall grass at points and the lone star tick nymphs are brutal right now. Definitely prep your clothes, gear and self if choosing that route, wise to do anyway, but little tick nests, ugh...Do you think we'll still have 'em Nov 2?

Maceo'sMom
09-20-2018, 13:04
My brother and I had a great time last year, and we hope to do it again. Just waiting to see if I will be needed at play rehearsals that weekend. I may have to scoot out and come back. I am operating at a camping deficit this year and need to make up some time!!

Maceo'sMom
09-20-2018, 13:07
Well these mystery people are in for a real treat, because I'm making sticky buns for breakfast on Saturday. Lucky dogs.

"maximum nuttage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
The sticky buns alone make the trip worthwhile!!:boggle:

Ratdog
09-20-2018, 13:32
Do you think we'll still have 'em Nov 2?

Bottom line, yes.

“Normally” June-Aug is the nymph period but the whole lifecycle thing from larvae to nymph to adult can take up to 2 years with nymphs able to go about 15 months without a “blood meal”.

Generally in my experience, ticks favor grasses and some bushes. I avoid deer trails to some extent but definitely avoid common deer choke points. And it’s the Pine Barrens so just do the normal tick thing.

Not trying to create tick paranoia but if one were to plan to hike known grassy areas for any length, I wouldn’t slack on Anti tick SOPs. Given that the RR was a solid option for Mike, I put my 2 cents in. That and I know someone who just tap danced thru a tick nest and they are bummin’. Was at their house though, not camp.

FWIW, I’ve been out to Batona and other areas several times in the past 3 months with little to no tick issues. Skeeters were more of a problem during regular feeding times.

sqidmark
09-20-2018, 13:57
I don't know what you were looking at, perhaps it was the "Naturalists" and they backed out.
AFAIK we have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 12 with an interloper on 11. Apparently whoever booked the group site dropped it.
https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/4/7/4/5/8/ll_batona.jpg

Ok, I'll take another look at it and grab...something. So we need the group site or not?

SilvrSurfr
09-20-2018, 14:10
Ok, I'll take another look at it and grab...something. So we need the group site or not?

We need all sites, but somebody already grabbed group site A (we know not who).

sqidmark
09-20-2018, 14:11
Wow, 60 bucks minimum for this site. I'm ready to click on it if we really need it. Looks like the last one site left.

sqidmark
09-20-2018, 14:19
Ok I grabbed site A.

SilvrSurfr
09-20-2018, 15:17
Wow, 60 bucks minimum for this site. I'm ready to click on it if we really need it. Looks like the last one site left.

I'm a little concerned that you think you reserved group site A when I saw it already reserved over the weekend. I'm also concerned that you think Group Site A was the last site left when I can see that sites 6 through 10 are still available.

Is this some kind of phone thing? Did you receive an e-mail confirming that you got site A for 11/2/2018 and 11/3/2018?

GreatBigDave
09-20-2018, 15:21
Wow, 60 bucks minimum for this site. I'm ready to click on it if we really need it. Looks like the last one site left. I still see 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 are available.
Thanks for grabbing the group site! George will reimburse the $60.

GreatBigDave
09-20-2018, 15:22
I'm a little concerned that you think you reserved group site A when I saw it already reserved over the weekend. I'm also concerned that you think Group Site A was the last site left when I can see that sites 6 through 10 are still available.

Is this some kind of phone thing? Did you receive an e-mail confirming that you got site A for 11/2/2018 and 11/3/2018?I saw Group A open today - https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/149406-3rd-Annual-Loco-Libre-Gear-Piney-Woods-Hang-Batona-Camp-Shamong-NJ-Nov-2-3-4-2018?p=1920570&viewfull=1#post1920570

georgecarr
09-20-2018, 16:34
I just booked 9. I'll get my daughter to grab one.

MikekiM
09-20-2018, 18:58
This map (https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/docs/batona14web.pdf) shows "official" parking at Ongs Hat, Lebanon Fire Tower, and Pakim Pond / Brendan Byrne camp at 18.6, 14, and 10.7 miles from Batona camp on the Batona trail. One could also (presumably) hike to Batona camp from Atsion following the railroad tracks most of the way in about 6.3 miles or NoBo on the Batona from Batsto at about 13 miles.

No compelling reason on direction - I just asked 'cause it won't make a whole lot of difference in drive time - Batsto will be a longer drive.

I had plotted this route last year but ultimately wasn't able to make the hang.. Parking at Brendan Byrne camp at Rte 72 and going SoBo to Batona Camp.. GaiaGPS has that leg of the Batona Trail at 13.1 miles. Not sure of the discrepancy, but is what it is. There's no elevation gain/loss to talk about so it's an easy trek. That would get me to Batona early afternoon.


...Parking at Atsion or Lebanon aka Brendan T Byrne office works, Brendan Byrne being north. From the BT Byrne office to Batona is about 14 miles but you can park at the wash house near the campgrounds (just past Pakim Pond) and make it a 10 mile walk.

The RR tracks from Atsion are doable but covered in tall grass at points and the lone star tick nymphs are brutal right now. Definitely prep your clothes, gear and self if choosing that route, wise to do anyway, but little tick nests, ugh.

Normally I’d step right up and offer to shuttle you to/from wherever but my future isn’t clear enough to commit. I’d say catching a ride out to your car or whatever shouldn’t be a problem on Sunday if needed.

Pretty sure you could train it to/from Hammonton and it would give someone a chance to grab some terrific Mexican food in town.

This is about what I came up with.. about 13 - 14 miles. on that terrain, totally doable with an early start.

I am a tick magnet so I'll pass on the RR tracks.

SilvrSurfr
09-20-2018, 19:25
I am a tick magnet so I'll pass on the RR tracks.

I hope you use permethrin because the entire Pine Barrens is tick-central. I use the heck out of permethrin, and try to avoid certain areas that I know are ticky. I've hiked the railroad tracks several times, and as long as you use permethrin you should be fine.

jellyfish
09-20-2018, 20:56
"maximum nuttage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
The sticky buns alone make the trip worthwhile!!:boggle:

I canít wait to see you!

MikekiM
09-20-2018, 21:58
I hope you use permethrin because the entire Pine Barrens is tick-central. I use the heck out of permethrin, and try to avoid certain areas that I know are ticky. I've hiked the railroad tracks several times, and as long as you use permethrin you should be fine.

Yup.. use it on everything from my tree straps to my shoes. Hats, pants, shirt, hammock, but net...


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GreatBigDave
09-20-2018, 22:04
Let's go Jersey people - four sites left. Lets lock it up!

sqidmark
09-21-2018, 00:22
I'm a little concerned that you think you reserved group site A when I saw it already reserved over the weekend. I'm also concerned that you think Group Site A was the last site left when I can see that sites 6 through 10 are still available.

Is this some kind of phone thing? Did you receive an e-mail confirming that you got site A for 11/2/2018 and 11/3/2018?

I received confirmation immediately afterward. All others had been taken. Someone best confirm with office that these aren't being over/under booked.

sqidmark
09-21-2018, 00:37
I canít wait to see you!
Hi maceosmom, it was also my pleasure to meet you last year as well.

monkeynono
09-21-2018, 12:33
I believe the issue with he reservations showing up or not is an issue with the states system. It only shows you certian sites depending on your search criteria.

SilvrSurfr
09-21-2018, 12:58
I believe the issue with he reservations showing up or not is an issue with the states system. It only shows you certian sites depending on your search criteria.

I always check "primitive campsite" and can see everything at Batona.

monkeynono
09-21-2018, 14:50
I always check "primitive campsite" and can see everything at Batona.

It wasn't showing me the group sites when I did that.

GreatBigDave
09-24-2018, 07:55
Batona sites 6, 7, 8, and 10 are still available - Grab 'em up Jerseycans before more strangers get between you and breakfast. If you don't yet have an account on the state's new system, now is a great time to make one (and a reservation for Batona camp in Wharton State Forest for 2 people, 2 cars, 2 nights starting November 2nd.).

MikekiM
09-25-2018, 05:24
What is the additional fee for non-NJ residents.. I can register and reserve if no one else is going to do it..

sqidmark
09-25-2018, 06:25
What is the additional fee for non-NJ residents.. I can register and reserve if no one else is going to do it..

Let the Jersey guys do it. Those sites may have already been grabbed, seems to depend on what site options are selected.

I take it no one has checked with the office to confirm that we actually have the sites we think we have and that the website hasn't in fact sent out multiple confirmations (overbooked)?

sqidmark
09-25-2018, 06:44
I'm still seeing 6, 7, 8, 10 available on the map.

Coffee Man
09-25-2018, 09:11
I booked 10.

GreatBigDave
09-25-2018, 10:32
I booked 10.W00t!
That leaves 6, 7, and 8 - Let's Go New Jerseries!

Uphill
09-25-2018, 11:31
W00t!
That leaves 6, 7, and 8 - Let's Go New Jerseries!

My parents live in jersey, though I donít. Can I create an account with their address?


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Ratdog
09-25-2018, 11:39
My parents live in jersey, though I donít. Can I create an account with their address?


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You ďcouldĒ but you have to show Driverís License when picking up the reservation and the VA DL may raise an issue. You could specifiy a NJ resident as the Primary Occupant and then they would have to show ID. All too cumbersome too bother.

No doubt some NJ folks, once certain of attending, will grab the remaining sites. Talked to a couple folks this past weekend who were nearly committed to attending but then again, it could have just been the stew talking.

GreatBigDave
09-29-2018, 00:05
All right Jersticularians, it's time to step up and reserve up.

By all appearances there's two sites filled with "others" - maybe nudists - or worse.

According to the sign up sheet we have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 12, and A.

6 and 7 are still available.

8 and 11 are reserved by strangers - strangers in the pine barrens. We can only presume they are the hell-spawn of Mother Leeds.

Get 'em while we're still here.

Step up, it's time.

SilvrSurfr
09-29-2018, 00:38
Ok, what is a Jersticularian?

GreatBigDave
09-29-2018, 01:03
Ok, what is a Jersticularian?Any of us who can find their Jersticulars and use them to reserve a site for the 3rd Annual Loco Libre Gear Piney Woods Hang!

Jersticular Spectacular!

SilvrSurfr
09-29-2018, 01:05
Any of us who can find their Jersticulars and use them to reserve a site for the 3rd Annual Loco Libre Gear Piney Woods Hang!

Jersticular Spectacular!

Still baffled, but that's okay. Nothing wrong with an obscure sense of humor.

GreatBigDave
09-29-2018, 01:06
Still baffled, but that's okay. Nothing wrong with an obscure sense of humor.I am humbled.


Gotta reserve 'em all!

SilvrSurfr
09-29-2018, 16:02
Gotta reserve 'em all!

You have a unique ability to inspire the NJ troops to reserve sites. I commend you, Jersticularian!:lol:

GreatBigDave
09-29-2018, 18:37
You have a unique ability to inspire the NJ troops to reserve sites. I commend you, Jersticularian!:lol:Thanks Pal!

I just don't know how to more forcefully Jersticulate. We have two ( treeless ) sites still open (we got to park somewhere) and two ( tree filled ) sites locked up by interlopers.

Get it on Jersey Johns!
Bang a Gong!

GreatBigDave
10-01-2018, 13:34
I find it necessary to Jersticulate when speaking Jertalian. Fahngoo, Reegoatt, Gabaghoul, Moots, Badabing, Staten Island, etc.

Sites 6 and 7 still open, book 'em, Foogidaboutet.

The Tree Frog
10-01-2018, 22:13
I find it necessary to Jersticulate when speaking Jertalian. Fahngoo, Reegoatt, Gabaghoul, Moots, Badabing, Staten Island, etc.

Sites 6 and 7 still open, book 'em, Foogidaboutet.

We need two youts to reserve the remaining sites. If youz guyz don't book dees sites, I will personally come ova to your house and click your mouse for you!

effensmurfy
10-02-2018, 03:56
Reserved 6

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SilvrSurfr
10-02-2018, 04:16
Reserved 6

Ohmahgod. I can't believe it. I just flipped my canoe in amazement!:lol:

One more to go!

monkeynono
10-02-2018, 09:29
We need two youts to reserve the remaining sites. If youz guyz don't book dees sites, I will personally come ova to your house and click your mouse for you!

This is southJersey, not south east NY we don't talk like that.

GreatBigDave
10-02-2018, 11:41
Reserved 6

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fallkniven
10-03-2018, 14:56
We need two youts to reserve the remaining sites. If youz guyz don't book dees sites, I will personally come ova to your house and click your mouse for you!

Watching My Cousin Vinny?

SilvrSurfr
10-03-2018, 15:03
Watching My Cousin Vinny?

Be quiet and reserve site 7.

The Tree Frog
10-03-2018, 18:35
Watching My Cousin Vinny?

Like you blend...


Be quiet and reserve site 7.

:scared:

fallkniven
10-04-2018, 20:05
Be quiet and reserve site 7.

I already reserved a site you turd burglar

SilvrSurfr
10-04-2018, 21:07
I already reserved a site you turd burglar

Ok mystery turd burglar. You are not in the spreadsheet, nor is the site you reserved. I believe you are the burglar of turds, not I!:lol:

Speak now and reveal to us which site you reserved.

EDIT: Never mind. I added you to the spreadsheet, bringing "burgled turd" for Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast. All you have to do is add the site number you reserved.

Are you donating something to the raffle, leather queen, oh burglar of turds?

fallkniven
10-05-2018, 05:15
Ok mystery turd burglar. You are not in the spreadsheet, nor is the site you reserved. I believe you are the burglar of turds, not I!:lol:

Speak now and reveal to us which site you reserved.

EDIT: Never mind. I added you to the spreadsheet, bringing "burgled turd" for Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast. All you have to do is add the site number you reserved.

Are you donating something to the raffle, leather queen, oh burglar of turds?

Yeah, bringing you some leather choker collars and ball gags

MikekiM
10-05-2018, 05:54
Can't lie... All this chatter of burglaring turds, choker collars and ball gags.. Has me rethinking my attendance plans..

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

fallkniven
10-05-2018, 06:42
Things always get freaky when Silvr is around. Hes a different breed....

MikekiM
10-06-2018, 09:16
Things always get freaky when Silvr is around. Hes a different breed....


Should be a fun hang

GreatBigDave
10-06-2018, 14:04
So...

We have 1,2,3,4,5,6,,,9,10,,12, and A. Site 7 is available. 11 and 8 are interlopers or mystery burglars. There are four rows of Jersians without a reservation. We're less than a month out.

Would somebody please create an account and grab site 7? It's past time.

OK then.

GreatBigDave
10-06-2018, 14:05
Things always get freaky when Silvr is around. Hes a different breed....

Should be a fun hangYou'll meet few like SS.

The Tree Frog
10-06-2018, 18:50
So...

We have 1,2,3,4,5,6,,,9,10,,12, and A. Site 7 is available. 11 and 8 are interlopers or mystery burglars. There are four rows of Jersians without a reservation. We're less than a month out.

Would somebody please create an account and grab site 7? It's past time.

OK then.

Just to be clear, you don't even need to create an account to reserve a site.

jellyfish
10-06-2018, 19:23
If we get to the point where Delawareans should reserve the last site, I can oblige.

MikekiM
10-07-2018, 07:53
NY'r standing by to reserve.. all it takes is a call to my cousin Vinny and it's done. He's a real knuckle dragger and would be happy to make an offer to the poor sots in 11 & 8, that they can't refuse...

TheMushroom
10-07-2018, 18:18
The trails might get a little crowded out there on Saturday... https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=58834

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jellyfish
10-07-2018, 18:58
The trails might get a little crowded out there on Saturday... https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=58834

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I wonder if they are going to set up a courtesy station in our campground.

SilvrSurfr
10-07-2018, 19:30
I wonder if they are going to set up a courtesy station in our campground.

Nope. There will be an aid station at Carranza Memorial that will open at 7:45 and close at 11 am.

https://batona50.wordpress.com/

I doubt there are a lot of 50K and 50 mile runners, and they'll probably be long gone by the time anyone is even looking for them. They would have no reason to come into Batona Camp, unless they want to foul our privvies!

TheMushroom
10-07-2018, 20:03
They would have no reason to come into Batona Camp, unless they want to foul our privvies!
But, the smell of BACON...


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The Tree Frog
10-07-2018, 20:05
Nope. There will be an aid station at Carranza Memorial that will open at 7:45 and close at 11 am.

https://batona50.wordpress.com/

I doubt there are a lot of 50K and 50 mile runners, and they'll probably be long gone by the time anyone is even looking for them. They would have no reason to come into Batona Camp, unless they want to foul our privvies!

What are you talking about? The trail runs right by the privy and passes the water pump then out to Carranza. They will run right past the camp between 8:00 and 11:00.

SilvrSurfr
10-07-2018, 20:09
What are you talking about? The trail runs right by the privy and passes the water pump then out to Carranza. They will run right past the camp between 8:00 and 11:00.

It's not like the trail goes through Batona Camp. The road passes the water pump too!

EDIT: Well, maybe it does. I've just never seen anyone hike through Batona Camp. They usually just hit the road once they reach the crapper.

https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/wsf-batona-map.html

jellyfish
10-07-2018, 21:56
What are you talking about? The trail runs right by the privy and passes the water pump then out to Carranza. They will run right past the camp between 8:00 and 11:00.

I plan on cheering them if they are running past us. Exciting!

MikekiM
10-08-2018, 08:43
The trails might get a little crowded out there on Saturday... https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=58834
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I am planning to hike in on Friday, so I will probably be bumping into the support personnel as they set up...

I plan on cheering them if they are running past us. Exciting!

I'm with you!!

monkeynono
10-08-2018, 08:58
I believe they ran through last year also.

fallkniven
10-08-2018, 17:32
It's not like the trail goes through Batona Camp. The road passes the water pump too!

EDIT: Well, maybe it does. I've just never seen anyone hike through Batona Camp. They usually just hit the road once they reach the crapper.

https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/wsf-batona-map.html

You going senile old man? Trail runs right through camp, pink blazes and all. People hike through every year. They often hit the camp and get confused and we often direct them.

monkeynono
10-08-2018, 21:11
You going senile old man? Trail runs right through camp, pink blazes and all. People hike through every year. They often hit the camp and get confused and we often direct them.
Or ask them if they want to throw a knife

SilvrSurfr
10-08-2018, 21:28
You going senile old man? Trail runs right through camp, pink blazes and all. People hike through every year. They often hit the camp and get confused and we often direct them.

I hardly ever camp on that side. I'm more of a site 4 or 5 guy.

GreatBigDave
10-09-2018, 00:01
You going senile old man? Trail runs right through camp, pink blazes and all. People hike through every year. They often hit the camp and get confused and we often direct them.


I hardly ever camp on that side. I'm more of a site 4 or 5 guy.

NObody would ask SS for directions :).

GreatBigDave
10-09-2018, 00:03
Site 7 is still available - Just sayin'.

SilvrSurfr
10-09-2018, 00:05
NObody would ask SS for directions :).

Just like nobody would ask you to pre-stretch their brand-new Speedo!:lol:

GreatBigDave
10-09-2018, 00:07
Just like nobody would ask you to pre-stretch their brand-new Speedo!:lol:

GreatBig banana hammock? :lol:

SilvrSurfr
10-09-2018, 00:08
GreatBig banana hammock? :lol:

Exactly.

TheMushroom
10-09-2018, 15:48
I doubt there are a lot of 50K and 50 mile runners
66 registered so far...


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TheMushroom
10-09-2018, 15:50
I believe they ran through last year also.I am pretty sure it was the week after the Loco Hang last year, but I think there were quite a few scouting out the course.

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fallkniven
10-09-2018, 20:35
I hardly ever camp on that side. I'm more of a site 4 or 5 guy.

That's racist

SilvrSurfr
10-09-2018, 22:07
That's racist

Hey, at least I'm not acting like Mystery Oneal, proponent of air insulation, and won't let anyone know which site number I reserved.

https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/123480-Why-waste-money-weight-and-space-on-down-or-ANY-fill-for-and-UQ

Stop being such a Mystery Oneal. I think your Speedo is a bit too tight - you should have had it pre-stretched by GreatBigDave!:lol:

Tyroler Holzhacker
10-10-2018, 08:54
Who the hell wears speedos after age 40? Unless you are the Governator....

monkeynono
10-10-2018, 12:25
Hey, at least I'm not acting like Mystery Oneal, proponent of air insulation, and won't let anyone know which site number I reserved.

https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/123480-Why-waste-money-weight-and-space-on-down-or-ANY-fill-for-and-UQ

Stop being such a Mystery Oneal. I think your Speedo is a bit too tight - you should have had it pre-stretched by GreatBigDave!:lol:

He's got site #awesome

GreatBigDave
10-10-2018, 14:27
Hey, at least I'm not acting like Mystery Oneal, proponent of air insulation, and won't let anyone know which site number I reserved.

https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/123480-Why-waste-money-weight-and-space-on-down-or-ANY-fill-for-and-UQ

Stop being such a Mystery Oneal. I think your Speedo is a bit too tight - you should have had it pre-stretched by GreatBigDave!:lol:
Dude! don't harsh on Mystery Oneal. He's an innovator of insulation free insulation. I'm sure he's busy right now hand stitching a micro-cell underquilt. You'll have to eat those words when he's done.

Site 7 - still up for grabs. Anyone, anyone?

fallkniven
10-10-2018, 18:37
Hey, at least I'm not acting like Mystery Oneal, proponent of air insulation, and won't let anyone know which site number I reserved.

https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/123480-Why-waste-money-weight-and-space-on-down-or-ANY-fill-for-and-UQ

Stop being such a Mystery Oneal. I think your Speedo is a bit too tight - you should have had it pre-stretched by GreatBigDave!:lol:

Brah are you not hip to the new quilts? Cuben shells, at camp you fill them with hot air. So ultra light brah

GreatBigDave
10-10-2018, 18:44
Brah are you not hip to the new quilts? Cuben shells, at camp you fill them with hot air. So ultra light brah
DCF Speedo!:shades:

SilvrSurfr
10-10-2018, 19:24
DCF Speedo!:shades:

Can I get a DCF Speedo with doors? I like a little privacy.:lol:

fallkniven
10-10-2018, 19:39
Can I get a DCF Speedo with doors? I like a little privacy.:lol:

And ventilation. PEW!

GreatBigDave
10-10-2018, 19:44
Can I get a DCF Speedo with doors? I like a little privacy.:lol:I will celebrate the day you choose privacy - and so will the nudists!:rolleyes:


It's hard to stretch DCF, but if it can be done, I'm the feller to do it.

fallkniven
10-11-2018, 09:25
169181

For you Silvr

GreatBigDave
10-11-2018, 09:51
169181

For you SilvrTRACKER!

SilvrSurfr
10-11-2018, 21:31
169181

For you Silvr

Aww, you look so cute. And to think, just a year or two ago you were wearing wool undies!:lol:

Though there's something to be said for the antimicrobial action of wool.

fallkniven
10-12-2018, 13:35
Aww, you look so cute. And to think, just a year or two ago you were wearing wool undies!:lol:

Though there's something to be said for the antimicrobial action of wool.

I know I'm just adorable. Shame you were born so ugly.

SilvrSurfr
10-12-2018, 17:11
I know I'm just adorable. Shame you were born so ugly.

But I don't need regular flea and tick treatment for a gnarly beard!:lol:

Speaking of gnarly beards, is Krust coming?

fallkniven
10-12-2018, 18:12
But I don't need regular flea and tick treatment for a gnarly beard!:lol:

Speaking of gnarly beards, is Krust coming?

Doubtful. Hes bailed on the last 57 trips

JmBoh
10-13-2018, 09:15
Anyone interested in hiking in from Atsion? Park at Atsion, hike the RR tracks over to carranza road and Batona trail to camp? Or something like that.

MikekiM
10-13-2018, 11:46
Anyone interested in hiking in from Atsion? Park at Atsion, hike the RR tracks over to carranza road and Batona trail to camp? Or something like that.


i am planning to hike down from Byrne campsite..

KrackerJax
10-14-2018, 12:36
first time coming down to NJ for a hang, do we just drive into the camp and look for you guys or is there a designated parking area or check in procedure with the park?

fallkniven
10-14-2018, 13:04
first time coming down to NJ for a hang, do we just drive into the camp and look for you guys or is there a designated parking area or check in procedure with the park?

The camp is a big clearing on the side of the dirt road. Cant miss us. Just pull and and find a spot.

jerzybears
10-14-2018, 13:41
������❤️❤️ We hope you all have fun!!

TDHanger
10-15-2018, 04:41
I'm hoping to make it back again this year just have a couple things to get in order before it's a sure thing.

perrito
10-15-2018, 18:48
Peg &Russ! You're missed! I hope there are cool people to hang with out there.

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njredneck
10-16-2018, 19:51
Just got a new stove and griddle can't wait to put them to the test. looking forward to seeing everyone.

GreatBigDave
10-17-2018, 07:06
Just got a new stove and griddle can't wait to put them to the test. looking forward to seeing everyone.W00t!

GreatBigDave
10-17-2018, 07:06
Site 7 is still available.

Tyroler Holzhacker
10-17-2018, 09:02
Greetings...just a quick question regarding sites for us non NJ folks. Will there be signage as to which sites are reserved vs first come first serve? Is there a fee to pay for using non reserved sites, and to whom. I expect to arrive sometime Saturday late AM or early PM before the raffle. Just doing one overnight and then back to the DC area on Sunday AM. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

GreatBigDave
10-17-2018, 11:25
Greetings...just a quick question regarding sites for us non NJ folks. Will there be signage as to which sites are reserved vs first come first serve? Is there a fee to pay for using non reserved sites, and to whom. I expect to arrive sometime Saturday late AM or early PM before the raffle. Just doing one overnight and then back to the DC area on Sunday AM. Looking forward to meeting everyone.No individual reservations - we try to book up the whole site for the event with NJ folks as we pay half the rate of out-of-state'rs. It's hang where you want in sites 1,2,3,4,5,6,9,10,12, and A. Sites 11 and 8 are reserved by an interloper and turd burglar so one is with us and the other will be surprised by us. Site 7 is available ('cmon NJ folks). Looking forward to meeting you as well.

georgecarr
10-17-2018, 15:34
8 became available so we got 7 and 8

GreatBigDave
10-17-2018, 15:48
8 became available so we got 7 and 8
Great! Now it's just us and the runners.

fallkniven
10-17-2018, 15:59
I've been pestering Krust for weeks now to reserve site 7. Yeah he's hopeless....

jellyfish
10-17-2018, 16:25
Very exciting! Thanks to the NJ folks for doing the logistics on the reservations.

SilvrSurfr
10-17-2018, 16:41
I've been pestering Krust for weeks now to reserve site 7. Yeah he's hopeless....

What's up with Krust? He used to be so reliable. If he said he was coming, he came. Has he got a girlfriend occupying his time? Is work getting the best of him?

SilvrSurfr
10-17-2018, 16:44
Sites 11 and 8 are reserved by an interloper and turd burglar so one is with us and the other will be surprised by us. Site 7 is available.


8 became available so we got 7 and 8

Mystery finally solved - we now know that fallkniven has site 11.

GreatBigDave
10-17-2018, 18:51
Mystery finally solved - we now know that fallkniven has site 11.Mystery O'Neill

fallkniven
10-17-2018, 20:06
What's up with Krust? He used to be so reliable. If he said he was coming, he came. Has he got a girlfriend occupying his time? Is work getting the best of him?

Nah, he's just lame these days. Blowing off every camping trip to go to the bar or go bowling.

SilvrSurfr
10-18-2018, 18:50
Hey guys. What do you think about a competitive apple-bobbing competition? My thought is that, instead of bobbing for apples out of a five-gallon bucket, we bob for apples in Skit Branch! Wouldn't that be really fun? Since the water near the shore is a bit stagnant, I was thinking we should move it on out where the water flows a bit. Maybe we can get a vendor to supply hip waders for all contestants.

And jellyfish can make the winner an apple cobbler in her dutch oven!

Maybe we could make it like a triathlon: apple-bobbing, cornhole, and knife-throwing competition. Just thinking out loud.

jellyfish
10-18-2018, 19:48
Hey guys. What do you think about a competitive apple-bobbing competition? My thought is that, instead of bobbing for apples out of a five-gallon bucket, we bob for apples in Skit Branch! Wouldn't that be really fun? Since the water near the shore is a bit stagnant, I was thinking we should move it on out where the water flows a bit. Maybe we can get a vendor to supply hip waders for all contestants.

And jellyfish can make the winner an apple cobbler in her dutch oven!

Maybe we could make it like a triathlon: apple-bobbing, cornhole, and knife-throwing competition. Just thinking out loud.

Can we make it a little more complicated? It really needs to be a challenge if the winner gets a cobbler.

SilvrSurfr
10-18-2018, 19:52
Can we make it a little more complicated? It really needs to be a challenge if the winner gets a cobbler.

Okay we'll add something hammock-specific (dump the knife-throwing). An Amsteel splicing competition! Maybe we can have a continuous loop, dogbone, soft shackle and whoopie sling splice-off.

jellyfish
10-18-2018, 19:54
Okay we'll add something hammock-specific (dump the knife-throwing). An Amsteel splicing competition! Maybe we can have a continuous loop, dogbone, soft shackle and whoopie sling splice-off.

Splice-off sounds very zoolander.

SilvrSurfr
10-18-2018, 20:04
Splice-off sounds very zoolander.

Oh yeah.

8720XS-pquc

GreatBigDave
10-18-2018, 22:07
What about stump?

SilvrSurfr
10-18-2018, 22:32
What about stump?

Who is stump?

silentorpheus
10-18-2018, 22:39
Who is stump?
I think he's referring to Hammerschlagen.

SilvrSurfr
10-18-2018, 22:54
I think he's referring to Hammerschlagen.

That's always fun, but not complicated enough!:lol:

MikekiM
10-19-2018, 05:24
Okay we'll add something hammock-specific (dump the knife-throwing). An Amsteel splicing competition! Maybe we can have a continuous loop, dogbone, soft shackle and whoopie sling splice-off.

I'd be up for a splice-off.... the apple bobbing..hmmmm... no so much.

Maybe an 'un-splicing' contest.. contestents have to unsplice a fixed eye, end bury and double diamond knot... That's a little more complicated. The contest can start Friday and run the whole weekend. Going to need that much time.

:)

monkeynono
10-19-2018, 06:08
I have no stumps left.

jellyfish
10-19-2018, 07:13
Who gets to wear the piano keyboard necktie?

Tyroler Holzhacker
10-19-2018, 08:01
Oh yeah.

8720XS-pquc

Thanks Surfer! That video clip was hilarious. Hopefully we won't need that kind of competition at the LLG Hang!

SilvrSurfr
10-19-2018, 13:36
Maybe an 'un-splicing' contest.. contestents have to unsplice a fixed eye, end bury and double diamond knot... That's a little more complicated. The contest can start Friday and run the whole weekend. Going to need that much time.

:)

Anybody can splice, but unsplicing? That takes talent. The finale can be "first person to undo a whoopie sling with the adjustable loop pulled through (forgot the bead)." And since it ain't easy, there may be no winner at all. That's the kind of complexity we're looking for!

jcksparow
10-19-2018, 15:45
Splice-off sounds very zoolander.

169419

jellyfish
10-19-2018, 16:17
169419

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This is great!

monkeynono
10-24-2018, 06:51
169533
Got pallets

ETA: forgive the upside down picture. Dont know why it's like that.

The Tree Frog
10-24-2018, 15:55
169533
Got pallets

ETA: forgive the upside down picture. Dont know why it's like that.

Nice!

GreatBigDave
10-24-2018, 22:02
169533
Got pallets

ETA: forgive the upside down picture. Dont know why it's like that.
I figure pallets burn best upside down.

SilvrSurfr
10-24-2018, 22:15
Need more pallets!

169568

SilvrSurfr
10-24-2018, 22:18
Maybe njredneck will bring some of his petite pallets - tastefully cut into quarters for easy transport.

GreatBigDave
10-24-2018, 23:24
Need more pallets!

169568


Maybe njredneck will bring some of his petite pallets - tastefully cut into quarters for easy transport.

Such a Surfr.

monkeynono
10-25-2018, 09:13
Need more pallets!

169568

Need a trailer or bigger truck. That's an 8 foot stack

Tyroler Holzhacker
10-25-2018, 11:29
How is the weather outlook? I see 60% chance of rain in the long term forecast. That shouldn't be too miserable, so long as it is not during brekkie or dinnertime.

Tyroler Holzhacker
10-25-2018, 11:34
Need a trailer or bigger truck. That's an 8 foot stack

Maybe use one of these as a fire starter?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuIVE7rh8zs

Chris183
10-25-2018, 21:27
We'll be there Friday night with some ground pounders. Can we pitch at any site?

The Tree Frog
10-25-2018, 21:31
We'll be there Friday night with some ground pounders. Can we pitch at any site?

Hey Chris. Yes, as we booked everything. Of course, save the trees for the hammocks. Site 6 and 7 have less trees if I remember correctly.

Chris183
10-25-2018, 21:34
Hey Chris. Yes, as we booked everything. Of course, save the trees for the hammocks. Site 6 and 7 have less trees if I remember correctly.

great! Looking forward to it. Will keep 6 and 7 in mind for our tent friends

Ratdog
10-25-2018, 22:02
Thinking if we park a truck at either end of the “road” that runs through the middle of camp we open up a lot of room for ground pounders and hangers alike. Rangers like to keep the perimeter U road clear but I’ve never had issues with vehicles parked in the middle.

How are we fixed for firewood? I’m bringing some but I need to tarp it tomorrow morning before the storm hits or it’ll still be wet next weekend.

Looks like Monkey has a good start on the pallet stack but no doubt could always use more.

Tyroler Holzhacker
10-26-2018, 08:34
I will keep my eye on the weather forecast. If the weather looks bad, my wife and daughter may not want to come. Hope the weather forecast stays dry. I took my name off the spreadsheet in advance, but I may add it back later if the weather forecast looks better.

njredneck
10-26-2018, 08:44
1 week to go

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SilvrSurfr
10-26-2018, 13:45
I will keep my eye on the weather forecast. If the weather looks bad, my wife and daughter may not want to come. Hope the weather forecast stays dry. I took my name off the spreadsheet in advance, but I may add it back later if the weather forecast looks better.

You're watching the weather eight days before the hang?:scared: When it's that far out, I usually check the weather on https://www.astrology.com. They're much more accurate!

That's also where I get information on polls for the upcoming election.

fallkniven
10-27-2018, 07:51
Need more pallets!

169568


So get on it you old fart!169662

The Tree Frog
10-27-2018, 09:38
So get on it you old fart!169662

Lol :lol: that's great! I think that is SS....in his rental car!

Dew-it
10-28-2018, 08:49
Whatís the thought on pets? Are dogs allowed to attend?


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Ratdog
10-28-2018, 10:24
Whatís the thought on pets? Are dogs allowed to attend?


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Iíve seen a few dogs around camp.

If you can, make sure the pup is licensed and you have rabies paperwork handy in case a Ranger wants to check pupperís papers. Never seen it happen but best to be prepared.

Technically the dog should be associated with a site and $5 paid to the guvment but....


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monkeynono
10-28-2018, 10:32
There will be at least 3 dogs with me.

GreatBigDave
10-28-2018, 11:48
There will be at least 3 dogs with me.

I guess it's gonna be cold.

Ratdog
10-28-2018, 13:05
I guess it's gonna be cold.
Well he ain’t talkin about a 2 dog night, nope Monkey straight up called a 3 dog night.


https://youtu.be/PDpVS7D9AJs

silentorpheus
10-29-2018, 08:11
Might not be able to stay over at all, but I'm planning to drop by for the afternoon/evening on Saturday. :cool:

fallkniven
10-29-2018, 11:39
Might not be able to stay over at all, but I'm planning to drop by for the afternoon/evening on Saturday. :cool:

So you showing up with pizza?

y not
10-29-2018, 17:00
Looks like the weather is favorable. As of Monday today possible showers on Friday and sunny Saturday and Sunday:):):)

SilvrSurfr
10-29-2018, 18:34
Booskerdoo has donated a couple of pounds of fresh-roasted coffee for Saturday's breakfast, so bring your French presses!

http://www.booskerdoo.com

Uphill
10-30-2018, 07:07
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Temps will be mild. Guess I donít need to pack for this hang like I do for the Jersey Winter Hang.


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Ratdog
10-30-2018, 07:16
Anyone else thinking about going on Thr?

SilvrSurfr
10-30-2018, 17:13
Temps will be mild. Guess I donít need to pack for this hang like I do for the Jersey Winter Hang.

Just remember to subtract at least 10 degrees from the expected low, so the low could be 27* F. Heck, one year, the expected low at the NJ Winter Hang was 18* F, but the actual low was -3* F. That's a 21* difference!

So theoretically, the Saturday night low could be 16* F. It's happened before!

njredneck
10-31-2018, 19:04
2 days. Should have kitchen setup in HQ tent early Fri afternoon.

Dew-it
11-01-2018, 18:23
Iíll be pulling in tomorrow somewhere around 5. Who do I talk to about where to hang? Or is just find a spot??


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njredneck
11-01-2018, 18:34
Iíll be pulling in tomorrow somewhere around 5. Who do I talk to about where to hang? Or is just find a spot??


Sent from my iPhone using TapatalkPretty much pull in say Hi and pick your trees. If you turn in early you may not want to be near the group fire.

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njredneck
11-02-2018, 07:56
heading out soon. should be in camp around noon

GreatBigDave
11-02-2018, 08:16
Anyone know how we're handling permits and changes?

y not
11-02-2018, 08:20
heading out soon. should be in camp around noonI have to take a friend of mine to an appointment. I'll see you guys much later.

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Ratdog
11-02-2018, 08:33
I have to take a friend of mine to an appointment. I'll see you guys much later.

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Feel free to arrive any time, later at night or even Sat. 2AM arrivals are not unheard of.

If not, say ‘hey’ to Deadphans for us.

SilvrSurfr
11-02-2018, 11:35
If not, say ‘hey’ to Deadphans for us.

He should change his name to "Commitment Issues."

Trecker8
11-02-2018, 12:44
Is this still on or is it delayed? Supposed to be bad weather and windy Fri and Sat, and wind in the Pine Barrens means widowmakers. Dangerous.

Ratdog
11-02-2018, 12:57
Is this still on or is it delayed? Supposed to be bad weather and windy Fri and Sat, and wind in the Pine Barrens means widowmakers. Dangerous.

It’s happening.
I’m heading out in 15 mins.

GreatBigDave
11-02-2018, 12:58
Is this still on or is it delayed? Supposed to be bad weather and windy Fri and Sat, and wind in the Pine Barrens means widowmakers. Dangerous.Looks OK to me. (https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?w0=t&w1=td&w2=wc&w3=sfcwind&w4=sky&w5=pop&w6=rh&w7=rain&w8=thunder&w9=snow&w10=fzg&w11=sleet&AheadHour=0&Submit=Submit&&FcstType=graphical&textField1=39.7814&textField2=-74.6321&site=all&menu=1) FWIW, I am arriving Saturday. HYOH and keep yourself safe.

sqidmark
11-02-2018, 14:19
It's too late for us to make it so we'll be heading out first thing Sat am. Sorry if the permit for site A (?) is in any kind if an issue at this point. Will do our firm best to get there.

PlusOne
11-02-2018, 16:45
I’ll see everyone Saturday. It’d be a tough night with the littles.

sqidmark
11-02-2018, 19:45
A weather report as of first thing Sat am please.

y not
11-02-2018, 21:20
Night night from the hang!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181103/5ac993d1194c62f2403fc1ac6210fa1a.jpg

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y not
11-05-2018, 18:07
What a fantastic weekend! I am new to physically hammocking but not new to reading about it for about 2 years. Definitely physically doing hammocking is much easier then spending two years reading about it. I was fortunate enough for George and his friend Bob too take me under their wing .. I think I'm hooked! Thank you again anthonyhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181105/a197d481b2ea30e0467dc8fddcd1d2c2.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181105/092c0239e5d2e09edd86c89163da153e.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181105/4b4639291d53a0594275cb16557681b8.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181105/f424c2aa856e0aa4a11d080fee9a771a.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181105/aaceca1ba3e036359ce5b17243af2051.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181105/f602e55a819b08dc143d2709b04105f1.jpg

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FJRpilot
11-05-2018, 19:47
I miss ďsticky BunsĒ...


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