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theyland
10-06-2022, 06:09
We talked about this while on Donald Lake in Temagami. Letís do it! Hopefully our new friends Myron (and his guitar) and Andy will join us. If the weather isnít too cold Iíll bring my guitar too.

Whoís in?


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theyland
10-06-2022, 09:55
And does anyone have a recipe that we can use for a group meal on Saturday?


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LuvmyBonnet
10-06-2022, 13:21
I'll be there! Friends from the Burgh won't be making it.

Chard
10-06-2022, 19:16
I'm in. Sounds like fun. I might even get there for the 11th and warm up the grill a bit.

As far as a group meal goes, we've had luck with everything from BYOBBQ to potluck (people bring whatever). Freshly grilled meats tends to be a popular theme.

Cruiser51
10-06-2022, 20:43
I am in with a +1 ... better half has committed to trying a hammock, woot

BoundryWaters
10-07-2022, 08:54
I'm pretty sure I can make it as well. Arrival on the eve of the 11th to get two nights in sounds like a good idea! I'll bring some tater salad and MIGHT try my luck at baking a bread in the DO, in which case I'll prolly be hot tenting.

ggreaves
10-07-2022, 16:04
I'm in - see you on the 11th. I might try to hang a hammock through a hot tent.

Iguana
10-08-2022, 16:38
I'm in - Looking forward to hearing tales of Temagami!

ggreaves
10-11-2022, 12:20
I'll be bringing a Garmin Inreach MINI - brand new in box - unopened. If anyone's thinking about it, make me an offer.

theyland
10-12-2022, 07:30
I'm in. Sounds like fun. I might even get there for the 11th and warm up the grill a bit.

As far as a group meal goes, we've had luck with everything from BYOBBQ to potluck (people bring whatever). Freshly grilled meats tends to be a popular theme.

Iím going to test a jumbalaya at home. If it goes well Iíll make it Saturday night.


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Dale
10-12-2022, 11:17
What site do you guys try to book?

Dale

Chard
10-12-2022, 15:42
What site do you guys try to book?
Dale

134

BigGreenMoose
10-13-2022, 16:14
Doh... I can't make the 12th due to family commitments, but was already planning to stay at Valens Nov 4th and 5th with my brother and Peter.

Heading to the Winter Camping Symposium in KW that Saturday.

Shooting for the usual spot, and I'm working on grabbing some firewood from the "Maple King" as well.

Open invite for any that can't make the 12th weekend group hang.

SvenGolly
10-17-2022, 01:11
Hey folks, count me in (first time at an event, so please let me know what the protocol is [emoji4]).

Iíll be coming out on the 11th as well. I noted that Valens doesnít do reservations after Oct 31, and itís 6 per site, so happy to try and grab the adjacent site if itíll help have enough room for everyone. [emoji106]


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theyland
10-18-2022, 11:41
Iím going to test a jumbalaya at home. If it goes well Iíll make it Saturday night.


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I bought a big olí pot at at vintage store in Mactier on the weekend. I just have to remove the plastic handles and itís ready for jumbalaya.


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theyland
10-18-2022, 11:50
Hey folks, count me in (first time at an event, so please let me know what the protocol is [emoji4]).

Iíll be coming out on the 11th as well. I noted that Valens doesnít do reservations after Oct 31, and itís 6 per site, so happy to try and grab the adjacent site if itíll help have enough room for everyone. [emoji106]


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Welcome SvenGolly. The protocol is pretty loose, as far as I can tell; Iím a relative newbie to this group. Some people are quite generous and bring lots of food to share. Others, not so much. Either appears to be fine. Weíre really just interested in the company and conversation. The more senior members should feel free to correct me if need be.

Someone often grabs either of the next door sites (133 or 135). Maybe come to 134 first and see what the numbers are. Or maybe the gate person will have already counted and will let you know.

Looking forward to meeting you.


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KeeWayKeno
10-18-2022, 15:05
I'm in. Shooting for the 11th as well. No promises but I'll see if I can scrounge the last remnants of firewood from Whet Noodle's defunct woodlot.

Noodle is a 'maybe'. Fingers crossed since he's way more entertaining than me. Especially trying to exit his birthing canal hammock. Video Jiblets?

Bubba
10-18-2022, 16:58
Should be there for at least the 12th. As Chard mentioned these tend to be a pot luck kind of deal. Everyone just brings stuff and shares.

Chard
10-19-2022, 20:33
Not sure if anyone else noticed but I think there might be patent violations involved...

Breaking News...
First "Kelly Kettle" Design Originated A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away!!!!!

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Disney's Andor: Episode 5 "The Axe Forgets"

Bubba
10-19-2022, 21:42
Beat me to it. That’s an oooold patent for sure.

ggreaves
10-25-2022, 15:25
I do like the kelly kettle tea preparation technique depicted in the photo. Pick it up by the burn box and pour out tea already mixed with too much milk. (Maybe afterwards dip your fingers in cold water to soothe second degree burns)

keg
10-29-2022, 23:14
I'm in Saturday for sure, 80% for Friday night.

theyland
11-02-2022, 05:45
Hey, I'm also pretty interested in alcohol stoves these days. I might bring a few that I've built and I'd love to see some that others have, either purchased or DIY.

BTW, does anyone have some of that foil covered bubble wrap they don't need? I'd like to make a pot cozy but last time I looked at the hardware store they only sell it in $75 batches. I'd be happy to buy $10-$20 of it off someone.

KeeWayKeno
11-03-2022, 08:40
Hey, I'm also pretty interested in alcohol stoves these days. I might bring a few that I've built and I'd love to see some that others have, either purchased or DIY.

BTW, does anyone have some of that foil covered bubble wrap they don't need?.

Pretty sure I've got enough scraps lying around for a cozy. Will bring what I find in my gear loft.

SvenGolly
11-03-2022, 13:55
Hey, I'm also pretty interested in alcohol stoves these days. I might bring a few that I've built and I'd love to see some that others have, either purchased or DIY.

BTW, does anyone have some of that foil covered bubble wrap they don't need? I'd like to make a pot cozy but last time I looked at the hardware store they only sell it in $75 batches. I'd be happy to buy $10-$20 of it off someone.

Iíve got some left over from my cozies, so Iíll bring some as well in case thereís more demand. Was tough spending so much for such a small set, LOL!


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Niagara
11-08-2022, 09:02
Have fun Ladies and Gents!!
I miss these more than you know -will do a backyard hang this weekend with all of our freshly fallen snow!!!
SlŠinte

KeeWayKeno
11-08-2022, 19:24
I'm going to head in Thursday morning. Hopefully set up on #134.

Anybody else coming that early finding "our" site taken by a hammock hot tent but nobody around, I've gone to pick up some wood.

(We miss you & Emma & ConnieB too, Niagara!)

BoundryWaters
11-09-2022, 09:48
I'm going to head in Thursday morning. Hopefully set up on #134.

Anybody else coming that early finding "our" site taken by a hammock hot tent but nobody around, I've gone to pick up some wood.

(We miss you & Emma & ConnieB too, Niagara!)

I'll probably join you on Thursday with a late afternoon arrival. Have to leave Saturday AM already. Depending on how crazy we get I'll bring at least one nights worth of firewood.

ggreaves
11-09-2022, 11:18
see you Friday afternoon

Jiblets
11-10-2022, 20:18
I'll be there Friday afternoon as well.

Chard
11-10-2022, 21:03
If anyone has an extendable painting pole (eg. 7'-9') it might be helpful to recreate our awesome tarp setup/pavilion of last year.

See you Friday afternoon.

Cruiser51
11-10-2022, 21:16
I won't be able to make it as I originally planned, may stop by Saturday to say hi though.

Brian

Jiblets
11-11-2022, 13:01
I feel really crappy today, so I'm not going to make it. I gave Chard a couple of extension poles. Have a good one. Cheers

SvenGolly
11-11-2022, 15:25
Best laid plans, and all that; sadly some challenges at home prevented me from getting away to join you folks. Was really looking forward to meeting you all, guess it will have to wait for the next event. Hope everyone has fun!


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ggreaves
11-11-2022, 19:53
I got delayed today - I'll be there in the morning.

KeeWayKeno
11-14-2022, 20:04
Well that was a great weekend. Endless roaring fire, inspiring tarpology, amazing (& copious) grub & entertaining conversation. Great to see everybody who was able to make it ... now mark your calendars for the traditional "winter tune-up" in January.

Somebody left a pair of boots ... yours?

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KeeWayKeno
11-14-2022, 20:20
Well that was a great weekend. Endless roaring fire, inspiring tarpology, amazing (& copious) grub & entertaining conversation. Great to see everybody who was able to make it ... now mark your calendars for the traditional "winter tune-up" in January.

Somebody left a pair of boots ... yours?

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SvenGolly
11-15-2022, 15:25
Well that was a great weekend. Endless roaring fire, inspiring tarpology, amazing (& copious) grub & entertaining conversation. Great to see everybody who was able to make it ... now mark your calendars for the traditional "winter tune-up" in January.

I really regret having missed this gathering. Do tell about the January eventÖ [emoji3]


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Chard
11-15-2022, 19:26
I really regret having missed this gathering. Do tell about the January eventÖ [emoji3]


2nd weekend of January. Same Bat time. Same Bat place. Hope for snow and cold weather!

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Visit by UFO (Unidentified Flushing Oafs)


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DIY Hot-tent trials. Good heat retention and long lasting stove burn. Check and check. Next time I might even sleep in it!:mellow:

SvenGolly
11-16-2022, 00:09
2nd weekend of January. Same Bat time. Same Bat place. Hope for snow and cold weather!

Jan 14/15, added to my calendar, thanks! [emoji41]


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theyland
11-17-2022, 06:32
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ggreaves
11-21-2022, 14:05
Jan 14/15, added to my calendar, thanks! [emoji41]


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Just want to clarify the dates - 1st of jan is on a sunday so the second weekend of january is Jan 7-8. Or were you thinking the 14-15 anyway?

Chard
11-21-2022, 22:32
Jan 14/15, added to my calendar, thanks! [emoji41]

Just want to clarify the dates - 1st of jan is on a sunday so the second weekend of january is Jan 7-8. Or were you thinking the 14-15 anyway?


Yeah, I think Ggreaves is on the mark. Based on how we've reckoned in the past, the second weekend (or part thereof) would be the 7-8th. See you guys then.

Lofty
11-23-2022, 13:51
Hoping to make it out for the 7th and 8th
Working Sunday afternoon but I've left from valens before to go to work [emoji2]


What I want to know is when the backcountry winter one is? I work Friday so I can only do Saturday Sunday hoping to maybe stay till Monday somewhere

Maybe we can start to throw out dates soon.





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SvenGolly
11-24-2022, 17:27
Yeah, I think Ggreaves is on the mark. Based on how we've reckoned in the past, the second weekend (or part thereof) would be the 7-8th. See you guys then.


Yeah, I think Ggreaves is on the mark. Based on how we've reckoned in the past, the second weekend (or part thereof) would be the 7-8th. See you guys then.

Thanks for the clarification; Iíve updated my calendar accordingly. [emoji846]

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Chard
11-24-2022, 17:47
Hoping to make it out for the 7th and 8th
Working Sunday afternoon but I've left from valens before to go to work [emoji2]


What I want to know is when the backcountry winter one is? I work Friday so I can only do Saturday Sunday hoping to maybe stay till Monday somewhere

Maybe we can start to throw out dates soon.

Let's flip that to a new thread shall we?

EGL Winter 2023 Backcountry Camping (https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/165291-Canada-gt-Central-gt-EGL-Winter-2023-Backcountry-Camping?p=2083358#post2083358)