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Nighthauk
06-25-2014, 08:18
Hey folks, looking to get a better sense of which weekend would work best for everyone. I have already heard that October is better than September. So working under that guideline I personally am looking at the weekend of the 17th OR the weekend of the 24th. Let me know which one works best for you. I am still working where the location is, so stay tuned for that.

Once we have the date settled we will start the actual planning of the weekend. If you have any suggestions for what you would like to see throughout the weekend you can PM me or post it here.

Looking for to hanging with you guys and gals
Nighthauk

NEHHA/Great Pumpkin Hang 2014 registration (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yqM-i5AChXSLHPyfD5JjOTa7nuz_uSNNrVClB7A6AsY/edit#gid=0)

perrito
06-25-2014, 10:43
Seeing as the Fall MAHHA is 10/10-10/12, 10/24 would get my vote. Back to back weekend outings could put a lot of guys in the doghouse. :unsure: Not that that would stop me from going. ;)

Billiard Pete
06-25-2014, 15:46
Either date should be doable at this point for me...

Snaggletooth
06-25-2014, 19:37
Either works for me but I would agree with Perrito

SkyPainter
06-25-2014, 20:13
===> We might see if Cindy would be willing to host the Great Pumpkin Hang again on her gorgeous 200+ acres of land in NH. We had a great time there last year!

~ Sky

JoshuaTrees
06-25-2014, 20:19
===> We might see if Cindy would be willing to host the Great Pumpkin Hang again on her gorgeous 200+ acres of land in NH. We had a great time there last year!

~ Sky


+1 on that

Yukon
06-25-2014, 22:03
Bring it to Vermont! :)

SkyPainter
06-26-2014, 05:42
Bring it to Vermont! :)

===> Well, we did have a good time at Grout Pond there! Plus, it is near the terminus of the Long Trail, AND close to the AT, for folks wanting a day hike.

The color change in October, in either VT or NH, is spectacular. I made a jump last October at Orange, and at altitude (13,500 ft) I could see the actual color line as it moved south in VT. In Freefall, it was absolutely stunning - like jumping into a painting!

~ SkyPainter

bartlax4
06-26-2014, 10:15
I vote an alternate weekend to MAHHA as well! Would love to make both!

06-26-2014, 10:24
October 11th is the only weekend I'm not available but the 24th would work better. Where ever we have it I think we need to make sure it can handle the numbers we get now.

Suede
06-26-2014, 20:00
Seeing as the Fall MAHHA is 10/10-10/12, 10 (tel:10/10-10/12, 10)/24 would get my vote. Back to back weekend outings could put a lot of guys in the doghouse. :unsure: Not that that would stop me from going. ;)

+1 on what Perrito said. I will vote for the 10/24. Not only dog house, but two four day work weeks in a row is harder to swing.

allhansondeck
06-27-2014, 07:39
I am a first time visitor to NEHHA, retired and available either weekend. Also available during the week for some of you other retirees if interested in other outings.

SkyPainter
06-27-2014, 07:42
I am a first time visitor to NEHHA, retired and available either weekend. Also available during the week for some of you other retirees if interested in other outings.

===> WELCOME!! Will you be dropping by the hang at Harold Parker this weekend?

Chaaaz - also retired

Nighthauk
06-27-2014, 08:09
Well good news is that the weekend of the 17th just got filled for me so that would put it on 10/24 weekend. So now we wil be looking at location

sunshower
06-27-2014, 12:34
We are both scheduled to work Oct 24-26 so i guess we are out. too bad, i was already planning for this :0(

Grey Eagle
06-29-2014, 20:12
The 17th is not possible for me but the 24th is good.

SkyPainter
06-30-2014, 06:39
My Oct is getting jammed-up too, but the 24th W/E is still good for me, too.

shrineclown
06-30-2014, 07:01
Hmmmmm, I thought Cindy wanted to do this again. Could not ask for a much nicer place to hold it in my opinion. Has anyone reached out to her about this?

atrane21
06-30-2014, 07:21
Hmmmmm, I thought Cindy wanted to do this again. Could not ask for a much nicer place to hold it in my opinion. Has anyone reached out to her about this?

I agree. I wasn't there last year but from what i've heard from everyone it was an awesome place for a hang!

Nighthauk
06-30-2014, 08:21
I am not discounting Cindy's location. I have not heard much from her but if she is willing to host it there that is great. With that said I also know that it will put out our southern friends by adding on another 4 hours of travel time.

Suede
06-30-2014, 11:35
I am not discounting Cindy's location. I have not heard much from her but if she is willing to host it there that is great. With that said I also know that it will put out our southern friends by adding on another 4 hours of travel time.

Where is this location?

Nighthauk
06-30-2014, 12:08
4 hours north of the winter hang in New Hampshire.

Suede
06-30-2014, 13:07
4 hours north of the winter hang in New Hampshire.

So almost to Canada? Can you give me a nearby town? Thanks.

atrane21
06-30-2014, 13:09
4 hours north of the winter hang in New Hampshire.

Looks like only 2 1/2 hours from chesterfield, ma to alexandria, nh area.

Nighthauk
06-30-2014, 13:10
I was told about 4 hrs. My mistake. Not checking myself thanks Atrane

Suede
06-30-2014, 13:21
Looks like only 2 1/2 hours from chesterfield, ma to alexandria, nh area.

Google has it as 2 hrs 51 min from Chesterfield to Alexandria. It's 4 hrs 30 min from my town just north of nyc.

That makes it about 2 hrs further for me. Do-able but I will probably add on an extra day or two for that kind of travel.

I might bring a canoe for a pre-paddle hang if this is where we decide to do it. :) I would be happy at the site we used last year for the fall hang. That was a great site as well IMHO.

somniferous
06-30-2014, 20:28
I just made it out to my first unofficial hang this last weekend and would love to make it to a real one. I am currently free on either weekend, but I would lean more towards the 24th. I work as a freelancer so my free time shifts rather quickly so it might be a moot point.

Cretodecristo
07-01-2014, 05:35
I will try to make the 24th, as well. I'm just not so sure about hanging with pumpkins... Or jack-o-lanterns, for that matter.

shrineclown
07-01-2014, 12:08
I was told about 4 hrs. My mistake. Not checking myself thanks Atrane

Coming from Joisy, might add an hour. Depending on traffic that weekend....if it is leaf peeping time...oh my.

With the later date that should be over.

Nighthauk
07-06-2014, 07:55
So has anyone heard from Cindy? I haven't as of yet. It would be helpful if we could solidify the location for the event.

shrineclown
07-07-2014, 06:11
So has anyone heard from Cindy? I haven't as of yet. It would be helpful if we could solidify the location for the event.


She is probably camping on the property now. If you sent her a message it may take a bit for her to get back to you. There is no coverage up there IIRC. I think John got something with his super UFO phone...but no one else did.

SkyPainter
07-07-2014, 06:32
===> Has anyone PM'd her?

Nighthauk
07-07-2014, 06:42
Not yet...?

shrineclown
07-07-2014, 06:48
===> Has anyone PM'd her?


Not yet...?


Done and copied you guys. Like I said, she enjoys the time up there and it may be a while before we hear back. No worries, when she comes out of the woods for supplies we will hear from her.

~Reason~
07-07-2014, 09:18
Hey guys, I'm out of town today, but definitely still up for having it here. If someone wants to give me a call and work out details or ask questions, pm me and I'll send my #

~Reason~
07-07-2014, 12:41
People would be welcome to come early or stay late at our location, but same as last time, amenities are pretty much non existent. The bridge and road are in good shape and we have plenty of parking area now. It is about 80 minutes from the NH border on 93, so not so far up here.

JoshuaTrees
07-07-2014, 17:36
whoooo buddy! looking forward to heading up there again. So much more to explore, I feel like we barely scratched the surface last time.

daveocelott
07-07-2014, 20:15
Oh boy! The baby will have just barely arrived but I will see if I can make it. Would be great to see reasons place.

SkyPainter
07-07-2014, 21:06
===> YEEEAAAAH BUDDY! That is awesome, Cindy!! Will be great to see you and Elliot again, and the Sugar Monster! And the dogs! You have such a beautiful piece of property!! Perfect for hanging. Thank you so much!!

Awesome hang coming!

Best,

~ Chaaaz/Sky

Nighthauk
07-08-2014, 11:14
Hey guys now that the ball is rolling with the Date and location anyone want to take up the lead in planning the event? My schedule is getting quite full again.

gogrillz
07-08-2014, 12:06
Hey guys now that the ball is rolling with the Date and location anyone want to take up the lead in planning the event? My schedule is getting quite full again.

Not much to plan, just go there, and the rest will happen naturally!!

Nighthauk
07-08-2014, 12:17
I hope your joking. Otherwise i am sorry to hear that. The planning that has happened in all the other official hangs has been pretty extensive. And to discredit everyone's efforts behind the scenes saddens me.

gogrillz
07-08-2014, 12:20
I hope your joking. Otherwise i am sorry to hear that. The planning that has happened in all the other official hangs has been pretty extensive. And to discredit everyone's efforts behind the scenes saddens me.

Tim, with all due respect, I was there last year. It was not as structured as some of the other hangs in terms of planning.

Nighthauk
07-08-2014, 12:23
Not sure you are thinking of the right one. Were you at the one in Charlemont Ma or the one in NH. The one on NH was not the full official hang.

gogrillz
07-08-2014, 12:42
Not sure you are thinking of the right one. Were you at the one in Charlemont Ma or the one in NH. The one on NH was not the full official hang.

I was talking about the one at Cindy's place in N.H. Isn't that what this thread is about? Oh and I'm well aware of the planning of the other hangs, and Not trying to discredit all the hard work everyone has done. I've hosted a couple of M/C events in the past, it's a lot of work.

Nighthauk
07-08-2014, 12:44
That's what I thought. That one was a little more relaxed then the one in Charlemont or Ashby, Ma or Chesterfield, Ma. As official ones there is a lot more effort put into them.

gogrillz
07-08-2014, 13:00
So, you guys had 2 pumpkin hangs last year? The one at Cindy's place was my 1st Hammock forum event. That's why I was like "what planning" I think it was "how much bacon should I bring?" and "who's bringing the donuts?" Oh by the way, I wonder if Chaz is gonna do the donuts again? I wanna try deep frying some cinnamon rolls.

attroll
07-08-2014, 15:16
What was the date and location?

attroll
07-08-2014, 15:33
I have created the registration page and added the link to it in the first post of this thread. I will add the date and location when someone lets me know.

NEHHA/Great Pumpkin Hang 2014 registration (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yqM-i5AChXSLHPyfD5JjOTa7nuz_uSNNrVClB7A6AsY/edit#gid=0)

JoshuaTrees
07-08-2014, 16:53
Just in case nobody wants to commit to taking on the full planning of this event, I think we should try to cover the basics here, in the thread, as a group.

just a couple of thoughts in no particular order . . . .

I think the only thing that we would really need someone to take charge of, if we were to have one, is the charity raffle. I would imagine that it requires a LOT of emailing, phone calling, pleading, following up and coordinating. Many, many thanks to those who have handled this in the past, if you're willing to do it again then feel free to step up. or we could just do a 50/50 raffle

Food:
Pot luck meals on Saturday (all-day) have been the norm at both the official and unofficial hangs I have been to. I think putting what you plan to bring with you on the signup sheet has worked out good so far. The rest of the weekend its up to you.

Community kitchen gear:
I have not been to a hang yet where this has been in short supply! usually plenty of stoves grills and cast iron.
Just need to make sure someone is bringing an ez-up tent or good sized tarp.

Daytime activities
If you have a skill or craft you would like to teach or just show off, BRING IT! otherwise there is plenty of hiking or relaxing to do up there

Firewood
probably need to bring wood or tools to process this ourselves so as not to use up all their wood

BE ADVISED: This is much more of a camping experience than some of the other hangs we've had. When Cindy said that amenities are pretty much non existent, she meant it. you will be pooping in a plastic bag with some kitty litter in it, and throwing that in a trash bag which she hauls out. This could get problematic if we end with with the kind of numbers we've seen at other hangs since the last time we were at her place. Can't remember if there is running water or not, I brought my own.

very real chance of wild animal encounters, we saw plenty of moose sign and even had a pack of coyotes pass within 20 yards of where we were sleeping. A bear was shot on her property just weeks before we were there.

hope to see you there.

~Reason~
07-08-2014, 22:25
Hauling out the poo bag is no problem. People poo a lot less than you would imagine. It is an outhouse with a standard ceramic toilet , so much less intimidating that it sounds.

No running water except for a nice mountain stream so bring your own drinking water unless you plan to filter.

It is not handicap friendly, but if anyone has limitations, please contact me and we might be able to work something out.

~Reason~
07-08-2014, 22:30
Wildlife?


http://youtu.be/Bn9HX1Q52KA


http://youtu.be/cl9Ju9uB3KI

SkyPainter
07-09-2014, 08:11
===> A few pics from Great Pumpkin Hang I:

The path down to the campsite:

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/09/hy9asa2e.jpg

Acres of perfect trees!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/09/tenesy4e.jpg

Hammock infestation!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/09/ejaquda6.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/09/4u4avezy.jpg

Food -as usual for Eastern hangs!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/09/epuze4a2.jpg

The trailer:

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/09/agyqatet.jpg

Waterfalls along the stream in camp - amazing to fall asleep to!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/09/amy5u6eg.jpg

Notice the hammock rig in the center-left of this pic ~

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/09/u7a9agab.jpg

Cindy and her Norwegian Boohund Top Quilt:

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/09/eqapezum.jpg

This is truly an amazingly beautiful site for a hang! Cindy and Elliot are most generous to offer it to us! The hiking on the 200+ acres is incredible, as are the hosts!

Thank you, Cindy, for offering this hangers paradise to us once again!

~ SkyPainter/Chaaaz

Yukon
07-09-2014, 08:49
Looks like a beautiful spot, wish I wasn't booked that weekend already...

SkyPainter
07-09-2014, 10:37
Looks like a beautiful spot, wish I wasn't booked that weekend already...

===> Would be great to hang with you again, Yukon! Maybe at another Fall or Winter NEHHA hang!

~ Sky

SkyPainter
07-09-2014, 10:47
===> Can't update the sign up sheet using this phone and Tapatalk for some reason. I plan to be there, of course! My new Camp Chef Two-burner stove arrived yesterday, so we will have some good firepower for cooking - the same stove Tom (1960HikerDude) had at the recent Harold Parker SF hang. Awesomeness for cast iron too! Two 30,000 BTU burners with good simmer control.

Anyway, maybe someone can add me to the sheet?

~ Sky

Yukon
07-09-2014, 11:15
Anyway, maybe someone can add me to the sheet?

~ Sky

I added your name...

SkyPainter
07-09-2014, 11:26
I added your name...

===> Thanks!

~ Sky

Cretodecristo
07-09-2014, 12:19
I want to play! Count me and my family in!

SkyPainter
07-09-2014, 12:56
===> Kewl! We could use your little Gingers running around with the dogs! Keeps it lively!

~ Sky

sunshower
07-09-2014, 18:03
Enjoy! We are jealous.

Cretodecristo
07-09-2014, 20:12
===> Kewl! We could use your little Gingers running around with the dogs! Keeps it lively!

~ Sky

They will be more than happy to oblige!

attroll
07-13-2014, 17:37
Can someone let me know the dates and location again please?

hk2001
07-13-2014, 20:47
I may be there.. Depends on my gear situation.. I'd love to make it to this one

Nighthauk
07-13-2014, 22:42
Rick the dates are I Oct 21-23rd.

brokentree
07-13-2014, 22:45
That's not a weekend....are those still the proper dates?

SkyPainter
07-13-2014, 22:55
===> I think the actual dates are Fri, Oct 24 thru Sunday, Oct 26. Please correct me if I am wrong! I may go up a day or so early. What a place!

~ Sky

SkyPainter
07-13-2014, 22:58
I may be there.. Depends on my gear situation.. I'd love to make it to this one

===> Just come on up, Justin! We will have enough gear there for whatever you may need. Not to worry!

~ Sky

Snaggletooth
07-14-2014, 08:38
That's not a weekend....are those still the proper dates?

October 24-26

SkyPainter
07-15-2014, 08:17
===> Not exactly sure how to explain to folks location....last year we were instructed to follow certain roads, then look for signs that said, "Fresh Eggs ==>"

After finding a few of those, we drove around until we came to a warning sign that said, "Here Be Dragons!", and followed that when the real roads ended, until we spied a small hand-written note on a tiny chain deeeeeep in the dark and scary woods that beckoned us forth. Was worth the adventure though. We had donuts and Chili. 😊

~ Sky

JoshuaTrees
07-15-2014, 15:27
She also provided a map which I think had gps coordinates on it. My gps brought me to within a few hundred feet of her driveway. just be aware that if your using a smartphone for mapping and you lose your data signal your phone won't know what to do if it has to re-route, because it can't pull in any map data with no cell signal. I think there is an option to "make this map available offline" in google maps specifically for circumstances like this where your start point has coverage but your destination does not.

JoshuaTrees
07-15-2014, 15:36
found it.
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=208081568329509257364.0004ae1e7714e15acd56 0&msa=0&dg=feature

sunshower
07-15-2014, 19:56
Or you could've like us and get your Subaru with two wheels up in the stuck on a berm.. It seemed right at the time. Don't. Use. GPS. !!!

~Reason~
07-15-2014, 20:01
Hey, we mounted an expedition and got you unstuck. You were just a few miles off course and you stopped well before the point of no return

sunshower
07-15-2014, 20:02
True! And we had a nice time once we got there.

brokentree
07-15-2014, 23:11
So is this the official location? And are we really carrying out "everything"? Not sure I'm ready for that just yet!

gogrillz
07-16-2014, 06:23
So is this the official location? And are we really carrying out "everything"? Not sure I'm ready for that just yet!

It's really not that bad, once you get used to it.

~Reason~
07-16-2014, 07:57
Eliot and I will handle the toilet trash. It really isn't a big problem. It's just a few trash bags we throw in the pickup truck and toss in the dump on the way home. In practice it ends up being maybe a pound per person per weekend, so maybe three 20 lb bags. It really isn't a problem for us at all and everyone who has visited so far and was worried about the situation said it turned out to be no problem. It is much much less gross than a pit toilet or portapotty. You never see or smell anyone else's poo.

OK, is that enough about poo? :mellow:

SkyPainter
07-16-2014, 08:31
===> It is a piece of cake, brokentree! It's a TOILET - a real ceramic toilet with a lid like in your house, minus the water! It is in a prefab shed - total privacy! Instead of water there is a waste bag inside. You go in the bag, then put a scoop of kitty litter on top of it to absorb liquids and kill odors. Take the bag out, tie it up and drop it in a barrel just outside the door. Replace the bag for the next person. Brilliant solution in my opinion!

As for pee, well, there are 2,676,352 trees immediately nearby if you can't wait! Just be sure to go at least 50 yards back away from the beautiful stream the runs through the property!

No reason not to come!

~ SkyPainter

brokentree
07-16-2014, 09:35
Thanks everyone....i'm still hoping to hang. No more need for the potty talk on my account!

~Reason~
07-16-2014, 10:04
And anyone not comfortable peeing in the woods is welcome to just use the toilet for that too. Just use enough kitty litter to absorb the liquid. Don't let that stop you from joining us.

brazilianguy
07-16-2014, 11:08
I plan on joining! Just got a used Incubator 0* that needs some use :D

How's the drive there? I was reading people got stuck? I'm on a 2 door small honda civic ... Otherwise I will need to convince brokentree to go and give me a ride :lol:

07-16-2014, 14:59
I plan on joining! Just got a used Incubator 0* that needs some use :D

How's the drive there? I was reading people got stuck? I'm on a 2 door small honda civic ... Otherwise I will need to convince brokentree to go and give me a ride :lol:

The drive in is not bad at all as long as your on the correct road :laugh: There was a left at a farmhouse that could be confused for the correct road and that was the road that was not passable. We'll have to make sure we have signs at some of the turns this year.

07-16-2014, 15:15
She also provided a map which I think had gps coordinates on it. My gps brought me to within a few hundred feet of her driveway. just be aware that if your using a smartphone for mapping and you lose your data signal your phone won't know what to do if it has to re-route, because it can't pull in any map data with no cell signal. I think there is an option to "make this map available offline" in google maps specifically for circumstances like this where your start point has coverage but your destination does not.
+1 on this. I left the GPS and was using my ATT phone. Lost signal for a while. I did have one bar right where I turned at the lake. Had to go online and save the directions before continuing.

found it.
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=208081568329509257364.0004ae1e7714e15acd56 0&msa=0&dg=feature
I'm wondering if the Eggs sign is still there this year? A couple tweaks and this should work again. Can you confirm ʎpuıɔ.

JoshuaTrees
07-16-2014, 17:36
sorry not trying to scare anyone about the doo doo situation. As far it goes it's better than most if not all public restrooms, I was just trying to give people a heads up that we won't have the lux setup like we had at the winter hang. Now the one pound per person per weekend may be a little conservative for this group. Have you seen how much we eat!!::laugh:

[email protected] hows the shoulder(s) are you going to be back in action by this hang?

SkyPainter
07-16-2014, 17:53
sorry not trying to scare anyone about the doo doo situation. As far it goes it's better than most if not all public restrooms, I was just trying to give people a heads up that we won't have the lux setup like we had at the winter hang. Now the one pound per person per weekend may be a little conservative for this group. Have you seen how much we eat!!::laugh:

[email protected] hows the shoulder(s) are you going to be back in action by this hang?

===> Shouldn't be an issue. Just eat two or more of my donuts, and you won't need the outhouse for a few days! And when you finally do process them, it will be like trying to pass a cinderblock....or is that TMI?

~ Sky

SemperFiGuy
07-16-2014, 20:55
===> Shouldn't be an issue. Just eat two or more of my donuts, and you won't need the outhouse for a few days! And when you finally do process them, it will be like trying to pass a cinderblock....or is that TMI?

~ Sky

Sky,

That's not TMI, that's FACT !

Those donuts are like natural binders. You could patent them and make a fortune. Sell them to the Circus to be fed to the Elephants just before the parade down Main Street. I think we're on to something...... :)

Look forward to seeing everyone there.

(John - hope the shoulder is coming along. We missed you at Harold Parker).

All the best !
Gil

Tripod
07-16-2014, 21:44
I missed last year, but I am putting it on my schedule. The sailboat will be out of the water and in the front yard, so I should be good to go.

07-17-2014, 06:51
sorry not trying to scare anyone about the doo doo situation. As far it goes it's better than most if not all public restrooms, I was just trying to give people a heads up that we won't have the lux setup like we had at the winter hang. Now the one pound per person per weekend may be a little conservative for this group. Have you seen how much we eat!!::laugh:

[email protected] hows the shoulder(s) are you going to be back in action by this hang?


Sky,

That's not TMI, that's FACT !

Those donuts are like natural binders. You could patent them and make a fortune. Sell them to the Circus to be fed to the Elephants just before the parade down Main Street. I think we're on to something...... :)

Look forward to seeing everyone there.

(John - hope the shoulder is coming along. We missed you at Harold Parker).

All the best !
Gil
Thanks for asking. I had both MRIs done and I'm just waiting for the Doc to get back from vacation. Then I'll know what he wants to do and when. I don't want to miss my fall TM so I'm being optimistic and signing up for this hang and still signed up for the TM in Jersey. Right now I'm back on the trail and training with Cortisone shots :D

SkyPainter
07-17-2014, 13:30
===> Good to hear, John! Glad you're getting it taken care of! Be aware of cartilage and tendon "adhesions" if you have deep surgery. After my shoulder surgery for cancer, everything bound up for a while. A GREAT Physical Therapist finally figured out the problem, and used special techniques to release the adhesions which had grown. After the PT, I regained a lot of the range of motion! Not all, but a lot. If they suggest PT - do it religiously!

Hope to see you again at this hang!

Hang tight,

Chaaaz

Billiard Pete
07-17-2014, 14:02
===> Good to hear, John! Glad you're getting it taken care of! Be aware of cartilage and tendon "adhesions" if you have deep surgery. After my shoulder surgery for cancer, everything bound up for a while. A GREAT Physical Therapist finally figured out the problem, and used special techniques to release the adhesions which had grown. After the PT, I regained a lot of the range of motion! Not all, but a lot. If they suggest PT - do it religiously!


Hope to see you again at this hang!

Hang tight,

Chaaaz



Maybe I should contact your PT person. I suffer from Fascia Adhesion from a grade 2 hamstring tear...

Billiard Pete
07-17-2014, 14:04
A lot of talk of pooing. I thought hangers didn't do that. I keep hearing Shug say it "The morning constitutional":confused:...

SkyPainter
07-17-2014, 17:56
Maybe I should contact your PT person. I suffer from Fascia Adhesion from a grade 2 hamstring tear...

===> Ummm....well she is probably long gone from there! My surgeries (3 of em on the same table!) were in 1996 - 18 years ago! But I DO have a good friend who owns 14 specialty Physical Therapy clinics around Boston and environs. Does the sports teams, too.

~ Sky the Ultimate Survivor

Stargaze
07-17-2014, 21:50
How I missed this thread is beyond me. Got to find the sign up sheet, were in.

JoshuaTrees
07-17-2014, 22:34
How I missed this thread is beyond me. Got to find the sign up sheet, were in.
Sweet, pretty low light pollution at this location. Just
saying.

Stargaze
07-17-2014, 23:26
I will have to see if I can get the scope and the kids all packed in the same space.

SkyPainter
07-18-2014, 08:06
===> That's GREAT! Light pollution next to zero there - on the side of a mountain in NH. It gets DARK at night! Everyone needs a headlamp! You will love this place! There is a large open field just up at the end of the path to the site, right across from where we park, a perfect spot for your scope! Have one of the kids ride on the roof.

Hope to see you, Crystal, and the gang there! Could be about 15 kids there this time! Between Tim and I, we should end up making about 5 dozen donuts! 😨😛

~ Sky

Billiard Pete
07-18-2014, 09:05
Donuts. Really need to try to make it this time...

Ice-Fire
07-18-2014, 13:59
I WOULD LIKE TO WITH YOU. QUESTION. I LIVE IN CANAAN NH. I WILL BE COMING OVER MT CARDIGAN TO THE AMC LODGE. COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME HOW FAR TO THE HANG
THANK YOU
[email protected]

~Reason~
07-18-2014, 21:16
I WOULD LIKE TO WITH YOU. QUESTION. I LIVE IN CANAAN NH. I WILL BE COMING OVER MT CARDIGAN TO THE AMC LODGE. COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME HOW FAR TO THE HANG
THANK YOU
[email protected]

You are asking about hiking in from the lodge? It is 1.6 miles, a gentle up and down, very easy, but the trail may be a little washed out from summer storms. There are two stream crossings with no bridges. You can usually, but not always do them without getting your feet wet. Take the back 80 loop to old dicey, that junction is where we park and you will see where to go from there.

If you are askng about driving from the lodge I think it is around ten minutes.

~Reason~
07-18-2014, 21:17
I will have to see if I can get the scope and the kids all packed in the same space.I would love to bring up our scope and have you take a look at it. I really havent used it much and could use some edumacating. It has a go to and is good enough to resolve things like the whirlpool galaxy, but we dont really use it to its potential. Fongers crossed for some clear weather. It really gets dark up there.

Stargaze
07-23-2014, 07:53
I WOULD LIKE TO WITH YOU. QUESTION. I LIVE IN CANAAN NH. I WILL BE COMING OVER MT CARDIGAN TO THE AMC LODGE. COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME HOW FAR TO THE HANG
THANK YOU
[email protected]

What a small world, I grew up in Enfield ad a kid.

Stargaze
07-23-2014, 07:57
Reason, its been a while since i have used a go to scope. Bring it and we will get it up and running in no time.

I havent been to Mt Cardigan in years, it will be like going home after a long time away.

SkyPainter
07-23-2014, 09:08
What a small world, I grew up in Enfield ad a kid.

===> REALLY small world! I used to hunt in Enfield years ago!

~ Sky ~ Rocking the Golden Mean!

oldsoldier
07-23-2014, 09:24
So, I am 50% on this right now. I will need to see if I can get the days off (I work that weekend) and, if I can, I will definitely make it up. Its too far out right now for me to guess though.
I do have a question though. My days off that week are that Thursday & Friday. Would it be inconveniencing you, Reason, if I came up Thursday? No big deal if it is-but, another night hanging wouldn't be a BAD thing :)

SkyPainter
07-23-2014, 10:14
Hi Bill!

If it is okay with Cindy, I will be happy to go up on Thursday and hang with you there! Cant get enough of that beautiful area!

~ Chaaaz

SkyPainter
07-23-2014, 10:16
*** SUNSHOWER and MP3PROZAC *** - I sent you guys a PM regarding cooking with me over in Lynn this coming Sunday. You can call my cell for more info if you are still interested. Love to have you!

~ Best

~ Chaaaz

~Reason~
07-23-2014, 11:42
So, I am 50% on this right now. I will need to see if I can get the days off (I work that weekend) and, if I can, I will definitely make it up. Its too far out right now for me to guess though.
I do have a question though. My days off that week are that Thursday & Friday. Would it be inconveniencing you, Reason, if I came up Thursday? No big deal if it is-but, another night hanging wouldn't be a BAD thing :)I have no idea if I will be able to come up early or not, but I don't really need to be there. People are welcome to stay longer before and after the official hang. Just of course take care of your own trash if you are there after we leave.

oldsoldier
07-23-2014, 12:35
I have no idea if I will be able to come up early or not, but I don't really need to be there. People are welcome to stay longer before and after the official hang. Just of course take care of your own trash if you are there after we leave.

Will do! Self policing is not an issue :)

Chaz, I will let you know as the date gets closer. If I get the time off, I will definitely plan on it!

brazilianguy
07-28-2014, 20:27
What kind of temperatures should I expect for this hang? I need to make sure I'm prepared.

gogrillz
07-29-2014, 06:32
What kind of temperatures should I expect for this hang? I need to make sure I'm prepared.

90° record high
61° avg high
36° avg low
10° record low
according to The Weather Channel.com (http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/03301) for Concord N.H.

~Reason~
07-29-2014, 21:34
I would plan for a low of 30 and go from there with the weather report closer to the date. Expect it to be around 10 degrees colder than the forcast for the surrounding area because of the stream and microclimate on the mountains.

1960HikerDude
07-30-2014, 20:44
I'm in. I'll bring my EZUP and Camp stove and water jugs.

SkyPainter
07-31-2014, 12:11
I'm in. I'll bring my EZUP and Camp stove and water jugs.

===> Perfect! I am bringing my new CampChef Two-burner just like yours! We will then have four 30,000 BTU burners to cook on! Should suffice, I would say!

~ Sky

Pretbek
08-01-2014, 10:25
I am working really hard on clearing time so I can make it to this hang. Oh I'm so in the mood for this one!

Do I need to put knobbies on my motorcycle, or will there be no snow at that time of year?

Reasons to come:
- Re-learn the Cindy Sinnet (yes, I forgot)
- No facilities
- Awesome people
- Gen III Night vision!
- 2,676,354 trees to choose from (you missed two (https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?95160-NH-gt-NEHHA-Great-Pumpkin-Hang-planning-thread&p=1289888&viewfull=1#post1289888), Chaaaz. TWO!!)

gogrillz
08-01-2014, 10:40
I am working really hard on clearing time so I can make it to this hang. Oh I'm so in the mood for this one!

Do I need to put knobbies on my motorcycle, or will there be no snow at that time of year?

Reasons to come:
- Re-learn the Cindy Sinnet (yes, I forgot)
- No facilities
- Awesome people
- Gen III Night vision!
- 2,676,354 trees to choose from (you missed two (https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?95160-NH-gt-NEHHA-Great-Pumpkin-Hang-planning-thread&p=1289888&viewfull=1#post1289888), Chaaaz. TWO!!)
I will also ride up if the weather is fair!

hk2001
08-01-2014, 11:12
Not sure if I'll be able to make the NEHHA hang.. not a question of gear anymore, but a question of transport.

Wonder how many hammocks I'd have to make to trade for a car? :lol:

shrineclown
08-03-2014, 12:48
I will also ride up if the weather is fair!s

Real riders don't care about weather. :cool:

gogrillz
08-03-2014, 17:37
s

Real riders don't care about weather. :cool:

You're right, I keep forgetting, I have heated liners now. I hear they work even better in the rain! Not like I really want to test that out. Doh!

SkyPainter
08-10-2014, 11:15
You're right, I keep forgetting, I have heated liners now. I hear they work even better in the rain! Not like I really want to test that out. Doh!

===> We don't need a grilled gogrillz!

~Sky

trifilmer
08-14-2014, 23:22
Since I have not been to a group hang before, what happens during these get togethers?

Thanks from western MA.

MAD777
08-15-2014, 05:51
Since I have not been to a group hang before, what happens during these get togethers?

Thanks from western MA.
What happens at group hangs, stays at group hangs!
JUST KIDDING!

Lots of eating, great campfire conversations, day hikes, kayaking at some, informal classes on fire making, navigation, etc., games for the kids, hands on learning about all sorts of hammock configurations and probably a few stoves, and finally, coming away with some new friends.

gr8brew
08-15-2014, 05:54
I can't commit absolutely yet but I'm pretty certain this will be my first group hang. Hopefully I have my diy projects done by then

trifilmer
08-15-2014, 22:26
Does everyone bring a bunch of food and beverages and we all pool it together pot luck style? It does sound like fun, but need some more info…just a nube.

shrineclown
08-23-2014, 19:38
Yeah, you bring it and our personal chef will show you new and adventurous ways to prepare it. Sometimes, it even provides its' own fire.

shrineclown
08-23-2014, 19:40
I can't commit absolutely yet but I'm pretty certain this will be my first group hang. Hopefully I have my diy projects done by then

With a moniker like that, I sure hope you make it. Never mind bringing any food...just do your thing.

SkyPainter
08-25-2014, 12:02
===> YUP! I wil cook anything we bring/catch while there! I just returned from an INTENSE (and intensive!) advanced training course at the Culinary Institute of America in NY, with their Master Chef Instructors on Techniques of Healthy Cooking, where we discussed (at my urging) preparing various types of wild game, from Elk to Snakes! It was an honor to be there, and to work with my highly-accomplished Chef classmates while going through this rigorous course!

The campus is visually and aesthetically stunning, and the facilities are the top in the world. Anything you might need in the course of preparing a dish or a meal is available, and we also had Culinary students as assistants to play Step-N-Fetchit if we needed the odd food or item.

While the others payed upward of $1000-$1500 to stay the week at local hotels and motels, I hung in my Warbonnet RidgeRunner in the local State Park for $113 for the entire week! HAMMOCKS SAVE YOU MONEY! With the money I saved, I was able to purchase a lot of higher-end cookbooks!

Some pics (cause it really happened!):

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Having a hard time attaching pics for some reason. Will try to get more later.

Had a ball!

Hang tight -

SkyPainter / Chaaaz

SkyPainter
08-25-2014, 12:20
===> What's up with attaching pics??? Used to work okay!

Sky

SkyPainter
08-25-2014, 19:24
===> Hmmm. Must be the phone. Seems to be okay on the laptop, but not the phone.

~ Sky

shrineclown
08-25-2014, 21:45
===> Hmmm. Must be the phone. Seems to be okay on the laptop, but not the phone.

~ Sky
ICM, you did fine.

SemperFiGuy
08-26-2014, 18:40
===> YUP! I wil cook anything we bring/catch while there! I just returned from an INTENSE (and intensive!) advanced training course at the Culinary Institute of America in NY, with their Master Chef Instructors on Techniques of Healthy Cooking, where we discussed (at my urging) preparing various types of wild game, from Elk to Snakes! It was an honor to be there, and to work with my highly-accomplished Chef classmates while going through this rigorous course!

The campus is visually and aesthetically stunning, and the facilities are the top in the world. Anything you might need in the course of preparing a dish or a meal is available, and we also had Culinary students as assistants to play Step-N-Fetchit if we needed the odd food or item.

While the others payed upward of $1000-$1500 to stay the week at local hotels and motels, I hung in my Warbonnet RidgeRunner in the local State Park for $113 for the entire week! HAMMOCKS SAVE YOU MONEY! With the money I saved, I was able to purchase a lot of higher-end cookbooks!

Some pics (cause it really happened!):

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Having a hard time attaching pics for some reason. Will try to get more later.

Had a ball!

Hang tight -

SkyPainter / Chaaaz

Chaaaz.

You are a genuine, absolute, undeniable, enthusiastic, fun loving, character and that's why we have so much fun hanging with you.

Look forward to seeing you in NH in October.

Looks like your Culinary Institute adventure was a real home run. I'm so happy for you. We were talking about it at the Harold Parker Hang in June as we were hanging the nets in the Sky Mobile if you recall.

In any event, the pics came out great. Thanks for sharing your adventure. Look forward to seeing you soon.

All the best !
Gil

SkyPainter
08-26-2014, 20:09
===> Thanks Gil!! I had a great time there - might go back. I may be stupid, but I sho' can cook! [emoji3]

~ Chaaaz

ADKGuy
08-27-2014, 21:38
Hmm, this looks interesting. Its about 4.5 hours from me here in Northernmost NY. Thats' the closest hang I've seen since I joined. Somebody mentioned shooting a bear, that won't be going on while the hang is happening, will it? I'd love to see a bear just not see it shot.

hk2001
08-27-2014, 21:43
I'd love to see what Chaaz could do with bear

brazilianguy
08-27-2014, 22:07
Is bear in the menu? Yummy

hk2001
08-27-2014, 22:11
Did you ever bring goat chaaz? Last hang we were at together (spring nehha) you were telling us about the prospect of processing and cooking goat.. That sounds like fun.

SkyPainter
08-28-2014, 08:14
===> No Bears will be harmed during the hang! I DO carry a Magnum-sized canister of UDAP Bear Repellent Spray, though, in case an inquisitive Bear comes too close.

"Spray 'Em, Don't Slay 'Em!"

That said, I HAVE cooked Bear meat before, as well as the heart and liver. Simply delicious, depending on technique!

I may see if I can get some Goat meat for this hang. Just located a second supplier. Grilled, Roasted or Braised, it is a tender, tasty meat, and widely eaten across the world! Maybe a Goat Chili. Hafta see what's available at the time. Maybe Rabbits, too.

This should be another fun hang! And with 1960HikerDude in attendance, we should get a GREAT video report! [emoji2][emoji106]

~ SkyPainter, AKA, Chaaaz

~Reason~
08-28-2014, 17:51
The bear was shot by hunters in the area when I was up there by myself. There is no hunting involved in the hang, but the land is not posted "no hunting"

08-29-2014, 06:48
===> No Bears will be harmed during the hang! I DO carry a Magnum-sized canister of UDAP Bear Repellent Spray, though, in case an inquisitive Bear comes too close.

"Spray 'Em, Don't Slay 'Em!"

That said, I HAVE cooked Bear meat before, as well as the heart and liver. Simply delicious, depending on technique!

I may see if I can get some Goat meat for this hang. Just located a second supplier. Grilled, Roasted or Braised, it is a tender, tasty meat, and widely eaten across the world! Maybe a Goat Chili. Hafta see what's available at the time. Maybe Rabbits, too.

This should be another fun hang! And with 1960HikerDude in attendance, we should get a GREAT video report! [emoji2][emoji106]

~ SkyPainter, AKA, Chaaaz

No jet fuel shall be used in the making of the chili :laugh: Now where is that video of the winter hang Goat stew..

Can't wait to hang with you again Chaaaz. Hope your doing well.

SkyPainter
08-29-2014, 08:01
No jet fuel shall be used in the making of the chili :laugh: Now where is that video of the winter hang Goat stew..

Can't wait to hang with you again Chaaaz. Hope your doing well.

===> Hi John! Hope you make Cindy's place again! No jet fuel this time, although I just got some dehydrated Ghost Peppers from a friend, and am having evil cooking thoughts! LOL!

Am bringing a new stove with two 30,000 BTU burners, and HikerDude is bringing his if he comes, so we can cook anything!

Getting prepped for winter hanging already. Just got some new down socks/booties.

I FINALLY put all my Dutch bling on the RidgeRunner! Flyz, Biners, Buckles, Clips. Now I feel better! If Dutch comes, he's gotta show me again how to install the new "G-Clips". Using Gen 1 Dutch Clips for now. They still work great! LOVE the Flyz on my Superfly!

Seeya in a few weeks!

~ Chaaaz

fjones15
08-29-2014, 13:04
Hay Chaaaz,
I am going to lobsters and lighthouses.
fred

SkyPainter
08-29-2014, 15:34
===> Awesome Fred!!! Will be great to see you again buddy!

~ Chaaaz

daveocelott
08-29-2014, 16:26
Hey all. I'm not sure I'm going to be able to make this one. Good news for anyone in the raffle. Maybe I'll be able to catch the winter one. Btw Ivy arrived a healthy 8lbs 1oz 21inches long last Monday. A new hanger has been born. http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/29/3fd524af507f7031597907e27890148f.jpg

SkyPainter
08-29-2014, 17:39
Congrats Dave and Mrs Ocelot! [emoji3] A huge blessing! Enjoy your new life as a Dad! Hope to see you maybe at the Winter Hang!

~ SkyPainter/Chaaaz

hk2001
08-30-2014, 08:32
Congrats Dave!

Nighthauk
08-30-2014, 09:04
Congrats Dave. That is awesome I am glad Mom and baby ivy are doing well.

zappa870
08-31-2014, 06:38
FINALLY, I ordered a AHE Jarbridge underquilt. hoping to use it at the Great Pumpkin Hang. I'm looking forward to see everyone. Been SOOOO busy at work. I hope everyone is doing well.

Bruce aka zappa870

gogrillz
08-31-2014, 11:31
Welcome to parenthood Dave :scared::laugh:

shrineclown
08-31-2014, 20:03
wOOOO hOOOO....warmth in a bag...hope you can make it.

zappa870
09-01-2014, 11:15
Congratulations Dave
Hey all. I'm not sure I'm going to be able to make this one. Good news for anyone in the raffle. Maybe I'll be able to catch the winter one. Btw Ivy arrived a healthy 8lbs 1oz 21inches long last Monday. A new hanger has been born. http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/29/3fd524af507f7031597907e27890148f.jpg

zappa870
09-01-2014, 11:17
wOOOO hOOOO....warmth in a bag...hope you can make it.
I hope so too

SkyPainter
09-09-2014, 09:38
===> We had some fun at the last NEHHA hang with various classes/demos/workshops. One that seemed to be useful at the Harold Hang was a demo/class I gave on making a Bowdrill Set and starting a fire with sticks. Both Atrane and Country Roads were able to get a flame going after a short learning curve. I will gladly do this again for anyone interested!

Anyone else willing to share some of the vast esoteric knowledge that is in this talented group of outdoorsy folks? If so, post it up here, and maybe we can get a list and schedule together. Makes the weekend a lot more fun! Hey Grey Eagle, how about another Map and Compass class? The land we will be on would be perfect for a short land nav course! Cindy - another class on the "Cindy Sinnet?"

~ SkyPainter

Pretbek
09-09-2014, 10:21
a demo/class I gave on making a Bowdrill Set and starting a fire with sticks.
Yes please. That would be great to try.


Both Atrane and Country Roads were able to get a flame going after a short learning curve.

I ain't surprised. Nicely done. :)




Cindy - another class on the "Cindy Sinnet?"

Yersh!! What the survival bracelet/belt should be made with, in stead of the cobra stitch.
Please teach us (again :unsure:) Cindy...

Grey Eagle
09-09-2014, 11:15
Sure, happy to do another map & compass class. GPS too if anyone's interested.

saluki
09-09-2014, 11:28
Hi - I'm new to hammocks, but thought maybe I could learn a few things by coming along for the Great Pumpkin Hang. A few questions: Where exactly is the hang to be held? I tried to google "Alexander, NH", but came up empty. Is the weekend of Oct 24-26 definite? Is it BYO for food/drink or is a collection taken for communal meal/s? Any other info on the weekend? Cheers,
Saluki

Ah, found the post with the map! So that's settled. The description of the road makes it sound like you need 4WD and high clearance. Will by Subaru do?

gr8brew
09-09-2014, 11:57
===> We had some fun at the last NEHHA hang with various classes/demos/workshops. One that seemed to be useful at the Harold Hang was a demo/class I gave on making a Bowdrill Set and starting a fire with sticks. Both Atrane and Country Roads were able to get a flame going after a short learning curve. I will gladly do this again for anyone interested!

Anyone else willing to share some of the vast esoteric knowledge that is in this talented group of outdoorsy folks? If so, post it up here, and maybe we can get a list and schedule together. Makes the weekend a lot more fun! Hey Grey Eagle, how about another Map and Compass class? The land we will be on would be perfect for a short land nav course! Cindy - another class on the "Cindy Sinnet?"

~ SkyPainter

I'm IN! and for the record up for any knowledge anyone wants to share.

1960HikerDude
09-09-2014, 20:55
===> We had some fun at the last NEHHA hang with various classes/demos/workshops. One that seemed to be useful at the Harold Hang was a demo/class I gave on making a Bowdrill Set and starting a fire with sticks. Both Atrane and Country Roads were able to get a flame going after a short learning curve. I will gladly do this again for anyone interested!

Anyone else willing to share some of the vast esoteric knowledge that is in this talented group of outdoorsy folks? If so, post it up here, and maybe we can get a list and schedule together. Makes the weekend a lot more fun! Hey Grey Eagle, how about another Map and Compass class? The land we will be on would be perfect for a short land nav course! Cindy - another class on the "Cindy Sinnet?"

~ SkyPainter

Seeing as how this is the Great Pumpkin Hang, a little pumpkin carving would be in order. Maybe a contest for the best Jack O' Lantern?

SkyPainter
09-09-2014, 21:04
Seeing as how this is the Great Pumpkin Hang, a little pumpkin carving would be in order. Maybe a contest for the best Jack O' Lantern?

===> Now THAT could be a fun activity! AND help light the campsite at night! And if we did it on the first coupla nights, we might be able to make some nice Pumpkin Pies/Muffins/dishes afterwards!

~ SkyPainter

~Reason~
09-10-2014, 07:31
The logging road is in very good shape right now. That scary bridge has been repaired. Our friend's prius made it up there a couple weeks ago. (Not that I would have recomended that car to try it). Just think dirt road with a steep hill and some loose rocks. If you can do the first hill, you have it made.

SkyPainter
09-10-2014, 08:11
The logging road is in very good shape right now. That scary bridge has been repaired. Our friend's prius made it up there a couple weeks ago. (Not that I would have recomended that car to try it). Just think dirt road with a steep hill and some loose rocks. If you can do the first hill, you have it made.

===> It's the scary hammockers I am worried about, not the bridge! LOL!

~ Sky

brokentree
09-10-2014, 08:32
Can we coordinate any of the knowledge sharing into some form of schedule, most likely for Saturday? I am bringing my nephew and I'd like to get him in front of as much "bush crafting" talent as possible.

We can probably just update the attached spreadsheet with any volunteers and times, although location might be an issue.

Is there a central location we can all congregate in?

SkyPainter
09-11-2014, 07:13
===> There is a central gathering/eating place at the trailer on the site, the rest is virgin forest. Should be pretty easy to coordinate any sessions there. How old is your nephew? Can he handle a scary-sharp knife?

~ SkyPainter

brokentree
09-11-2014, 07:21
===> There is a central gathering/eating place at the trailer on the site, the rest is virgin forest. Should be pretty easy to coordinate any sessions there. How old is your nephew? Can he handle a scary-sharp knife?

~ SkyPainter


He's now 15 and I trust him with a knife, yes. He's no stranger to the outdoors and wants to one day live in Alaska.

SkyPainter
09-11-2014, 07:36
===> Great! He'll be in the right place then! He should enjoy this hang! Hope he brings a teenage appetite - there will more food than you would imagine.

If he is truly interested, have him drop by our "sister" site - BushcraftUSA.com. Tons of knowledge and videos there, as well as free "Bushclass" classes, designed and taught by a USAF Arctic Survival Instructor. Sounds right up his alley! My name on that site is the same - SkyPainter.

~ SkyPainter

brazilianguy
09-11-2014, 09:04
Anyone have any experience with Tom Brown's tracker school? https://www.trackerschool.com
I've read one of his books, and will eventually attend his school for some standard skills. I really enjoyed his book.

SkyPainter
09-11-2014, 09:24
Tom Brown (and Dave Canterbury) are very controversial figures in the Bushcraft community. Brown's version of being trained by "Grandfather", an old Indian, have never been able to be verified, and many disagree with his teachings. Canterbury, while possessing some real survival skills, has recently been castigated for inflating his military and other background, and for espousing some skills that many find as dangerous information. Bear Grills is regarded poorly, and a commercial sellout.

Do some research before you spend any money. Maybe get over on BushcraftUSA and read, then ask a few questions. Should be enlightening.

~ Sky

~Reason~
09-11-2014, 09:28
Ya, we have a small open area around the camper and a wide granite area just past this by the water. I think it will be large enough to handle everyone. If we want a bigger spot for something like a raffle, there is a large open area past the parking area. Nothing is super flat the way a commercial campground would be, but you can always use a shovel if you are dissatisfied :p :lol:

brazilianguy
09-11-2014, 09:42
Tom Brown (and Dave Canterbury) are very controversial figures in the Bushcraft community. Brown's version of being trained by "Grandfather", an old Indian, have never been able to be verified, and many disagree with his teachings. Canterbury, while possessing some real survival skills, has recently been castigated for inflating his military and other background, and for espousing some skills that many find as dangerous information. Bear Grills is regarded poorly, and a commercial sellout.

Do some research before you spend any money. Maybe get over on BushcraftUSA and read, then ask a few questions. Should be enlightening.

~ Sky

Thanks! You DAH MAN~!

genixia
09-11-2014, 10:56
I may see if I can get some Goat meat for this hang. Just located a second supplier. Grilled, Roasted or Braised, it is a tender, tasty meat, and widely eaten across the world! Maybe a Goat Chili. Hafta see what's available at the time. Maybe Rabbits, too.
~ SkyPainter, AKA, Chaaaz

Drumlin Farm in Lincoln (Mass Audubon farm) used to a have a freezer with goat in it, although I havent been there in a while. Mina Halal in Quincy usually has goat too.

SkyPainter
09-11-2014, 12:51
Drumlin Farm in Lincoln (Mass Audubon farm) used to a have a freezer with goat in it, although I havent been there in a while. Mina Halal in Quincy usually has goat too.

===> Thanks! Found a place on Moody St in Waltham that has fresh goat meat as well, but I can only seem to get the rabbits (without catching them myself) from Mayflower Poultry in Cambridge, where I usually buy Goat.

~ SkyPainter

zappa870
09-11-2014, 18:45
I hope so because I can't. LOL
===> There is a central gathering/eating place at the trailer on the site, the rest is virgin forest. Should be pretty easy to coordinate any sessions there. How old is your nephew? Can he handle a scary-sharp knife?

~ SkyPainter

SkyPainter
09-11-2014, 19:32
I hope so because I can't. LOL

===> LOL! Hope your finger has healed well! Will be giving another class on Bow Drills at the hang. Wanna try again? Just don't chop the bow - we can do that!

~ Sky

SkyPainter
09-11-2014, 20:44
Okay, so, we are going to hold a raffle at this hang. None of the vendors have been contacted yet, but each of us (I am sure) has an item we can raffle off!

We have alternated the raffle proceeds between the Dan Farber Cancer Institute, ( who are keeping me alive!) and the University of Chicago Medical Center, which is doing great research in other diseases.

I propose that this hang's proceeds go to Dana Farber to the Jimmy a Fund, which helps kids with cancer, unless folks object.

My 21 yo daughter has been Dx'd with the BRCA1 mutation for Breast Cancer. My wife is a Breast Cancer Survivor, and I am dealing with advanced Prostate Cancer AND Soft Tissue Sarcoma, so this definitely is a selfish request.

Bring stuff. Anything you don't really use.

Thanks.

~ SkyPainter

zappa870
09-12-2014, 18:31
Of course Ill try,I'll bring a plastic knife LOL

===> LOL! Hope your finger has healed well! Will be giving another class on Bow Drills at the hang. Wanna try again? Just don't chop the bow - we can do that!

~ Sky

Capricorn
09-16-2014, 15:30
Okay, so, we are going to hold a raffle at this hang. None of the vendors have been contacted yet, but each of us (I am sure) has an item we can raffle off!

We have alternated the raffle proceeds between the Dan Farber Cancer Institute, ( who are keeping me alive!) and the University of Chicago Medical Center, which is doing great research in other diseases.

I propose that this hang's proceeds go to Dana Farber to the Jimmy a Fund, which helps kids with cancer, unless folks object.

My 21 yo daughter has been Dx'd with the BRCA1 mutation for Breast Cancer. My wife is a Breast Cancer Survivor, and I am dealing with advanced Prostate Cancer AND Soft Tissue Sarcoma, so this definitely is a selfish request.

Bring stuff. Anything you don't really use.

Thanks.

~ SkyPainter

Sorry to hear about all that, Chaaaz. I will definitely keep you all in my prayers! Dana-Farber/The Jimmy Fund is definitely a worthy cause! I don't think anyone will argue with that. Most everyone has been touched by cancer in one way or another.

I won't be making this hang, but hope you all have a blast. Can't wait to see the pics and hear the reports!

Susan :)

SkyPainter
09-16-2014, 16:00
Sorry to hear about all that, Chaaaz. I will definitely keep you all in my prayers! Dana-Farber/The Jimmy Fund is definitely a worthy cause! I don't think anyone will argue with that. Most everyone has been touched by cancer in one way or another.

I won't be making this hang, but hope you all have a blast. Can't wait to see the pics and hear the reports!

Susan :)

===> Thank you, Susan! We raised $1000 at the Spring Swing, which I brought to Dana Farber last Spring. Hangers are a very caring group!

~ SkyPainter/Chaaaz

Jinx117
09-16-2014, 19:25
I would love to come out and support the group, as well as SkyPainter's powerful cause- the Dan Farber Cancer Institute.

Do you all accept newbies? I'm only an hour away from Alexander, NH.

To get a sense of who I am, check out my < Intro Thread. (https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?98962-%26%239096%3B-Hello-Everyone-Michael-from-Boston-MA-%26%239096%3B) >

Warm regards,
NovoxJinx

~Reason~
09-17-2014, 07:03
Newbies are the best kind :)

Everyone is welcome. (It is Alexandria, not Alexander though. A few people have made that mistake and their googles couldnt find it)

In case anyone wants to check it out, I will be up there this Saturday. Im trying to coordinate some bridge construction for the AMC trail that goes through our land, but not sure if the materials will be there in time for this Saturday. Regardless, I will be there and will happily show anyone around. Again, plenty of trees if you want to camp. Bonus points if you want to swing a hammer or move lumber around :)

Jinx117
09-17-2014, 11:59
Newbies are the best kind :)

Everyone is welcome. (It is Alexandria, not Alexander though. A few people have made that mistake and their googles couldnt find it)

In case anyone wants to check it out, I will be up there this Saturday. Im trying to coordinate some bridge construction for the AMC trail that goes through our land, but not sure if the materials will be there in time for this Saturday. Regardless, I will be there and will happily show anyone around. Again, plenty of trees if you want to camp. Bonus points if you want to swing a hammer or move lumber around :)
That's so great to hear. I am looking forward to meeting you all and sharing some memories. [emoji3]

atrane21
09-17-2014, 18:17
As of now it's looking like I'll still be in town for this. So I will definitely be there if I'm here.
Looking forward to hanging with everyone again!

TheYoda
09-17-2014, 18:51
Just put in for Time Off that Friday so I can hit the road at a reasonable time.
Any idea what the night-time temps might be that time of year? Thinking I might need a warmer UQ or TQ.

SkyPainter
09-18-2014, 07:39
Just put in for Time Off that Friday so I can hit the road at a reasonable time.
Any idea what the night-time temps might be that time of year? Thinking I might need a warmer UQ or TQ.

===> Glad to have ya, Yoda! It is the mountains, so expect faster radiational cooling, as the trees block the sun all day, and the cold air spills down the mountainsides as it condenses. I prepare for colder than advertised. I can always kick-off the TQ if need be!

~ SkyPainter

TheYoda
09-19-2014, 09:28
Thanks SkyPainter.
Ordered my 20* UC today and will break out all my winter gear to have ready just in case.

E

zappa870
09-23-2014, 18:31
I will be testing out my new AHE Jarbridge tonight in my yard so I can tweek before Great Pumpkin Hang.I can't wait

atrane21
09-23-2014, 18:44
I will be testing out my new AHE Jarbridge tonight in my yard so I can tweek before Great Pumpkin Hang.I can't wait
I'll be testing similar (except diy) tonight! Just finished it today 5.0 apex 3/4.http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/23/a1a4f36a8c3de5902456828c5f008642.jpghttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/23/856d99a95fec9cdaf8004f392de4396e.jpg

gr8brew
09-23-2014, 18:46
Not sure I'll have my diy done in time snagging a 650 ll bean queen comforter off Craigslist tomorrow.

zappa870
09-23-2014, 18:47
Nice should be good night for it

atrane21
09-23-2014, 18:48
I'll be testing inside but I'm opening all the windows to make it a little cooler. Haha.
Outside will be this weekend

SkyPainter
09-23-2014, 19:47
===> Looks great Alex! Good luck with it!

~ Sky

brazilianguy
09-23-2014, 19:59
Looking good! Have fun!

Nighthauk
09-23-2014, 20:57
Alright folks I am sad to say that my family and I will not be able to make it. It has been a tremendously busy summer/fall and we just can't pull it off. I will truly miss being there with you guys. Don't worry though I am already working on the winter hang. That one I will again be hosting in Chesterfield, Ma. Probably Jan 9-11th. Look forward to seeing you all there.

zappa870
09-24-2014, 12:44
So my hangin the yard lasted until 1:30 a.m.. Way too much traffic noise from Rt 1 and 95, (live in between them). I was very comfortable and warm with the Jarbridge. So much so that I was peeling clothes off

I will be testing out my new AHE Jarbridge tonight in my yard so I can tweek before Great Pumpkin Hang.I can't wait

SkyPainter
09-25-2014, 06:50
Alright folks I am sad to say that my family and I will not be able to make it. It has been a tremendously busy summer/fall and we just can't pull it off. I will truly miss being there with you guys. Don't worry though I am already working on the winter hang. That one I will again be hosting in Chesterfield, Ma. Probably Jan 9-11th. Look forward to seeing you all there.

===> Dang, Tim! We we all will certainly miss you, Melanie, and The Brood, but certainly understand! Hope to see you in January, then!

~ Chaaaz

SkyPainter
09-25-2014, 06:55
So my hangin the yard lasted until 1:30 a.m.. Way too much traffic noise from Rt 1 and 95, (live in between them). I was very comfortable and warm with the Jarbridge. So much so that I was peeling clothes off

===> Nice Bruce! A real UQ makes a world of difference - no matter which manufacturer made it! Now winter/cold weather hangs become just another night out! Seeya in NH!

~ Chaaaz/SkyPainter

zappa870
09-25-2014, 13:20
===> Nice Bruce! A real UQ makes a world of difference - no matter which manufacturer made it! Now winter/cold weather hangs become just another night out! Seeya in NH!

~ Chaaaz/SkyPainter



Hi Chaz,
You will see me at Cindy's can't wait to get out. I also am planning to go for an overnight somewhere starting at Lincoln Woods next week. Have to find what days I have off tomorrow.

SkyPainter
09-25-2014, 15:15
===> Lemme know when..I might be able to join you!

~ C

zappa870
09-25-2014, 17:13
Sure will, atrane may join also, depending on when I can go
===> Lemme know when..I might be able to join you!

~ C

oldsoldier
09-28-2014, 16:48
Well, I am going to have to bow out of this. My best friend is getting married the following weekend, and, both this weekend and that one, my work days fall on the weekends. I cannot take them both off, and have to prioritize. I how to make the winter freeze hang this year though!

SemperFiGuy
09-28-2014, 18:45
Well, I am going to have to bow out of this. My best friend is getting married the following weekend, and, both this weekend and that one, my work days fall on the weekends. I cannot take them both off, and have to prioritize. I how to make the winter freeze hang this year though!

Sorry to hear that Bill. But, we all know about priorities. Hopefully you'll be able to make the winter hang in Chesterfield, MA.

All the best !
Gil

SemperFiGuy
09-28-2014, 18:47
Alright folks I am sad to say that my family and I will not be able to make it. It has been a tremendously busy summer/fall and we just can't pull it off. I will truly miss being there with you guys. Don't worry though I am already working on the winter hang. That one I will again be hosting in Chesterfield, Ma. Probably Jan 9-11th. Look forward to seeing you all there.

No worries Tim. We'll miss you, Melanie and the kids though. We'll be sure to take lots of pictures and post them on the trip report thread.

Look, forward to seeing you in Chesterfield if not sooner. If you need any help with the winter hang, give me a call. PM me and I'll be glad to do what I can.

All the best !
Gil

SkyPainter
09-29-2014, 11:17
Well, I am going to have to bow out of this. My best friend is getting married the following weekend, and, both this weekend and that one, my work days fall on the weekends. I cannot take them both off, and have to prioritize. I how to make the winter freeze hang this year though!

===> We will certainly miss you! But take care of what you need to do, and we hope to hang with you again in Chesterfield this winter! Oh, and you need to bring the Bagpipes to keep all the critters away! (Must be fun to keep in tune in the cold weather...)

Say hi to Nikki, and stay safe!

~ Chaaaz

Snaggletooth
10-01-2014, 10:13
This is the. 24,25,26th right?

SkyPainter
10-01-2014, 13:43
This is the. 24,25,26th right?

===> Yup! 24-26. Cindy has offered us earlier or later around that weekend as long as we clean-up after ourselves (LNT).

Her land is gorgeous!

~ Chaaaz

JoshuaTrees
10-01-2014, 16:17
I accidentally double booked for that Saturday night so I'll be leaving around noonish on Sat. to get where I gotta be on time. But that means I'll be heading up early, like wed afternoon/evening. So if anyone is interested in heading up early, I'll be there.

Gastar you should really try to make this it is a beautiful location.

Can't wait for this one
See ya there

dandv
10-08-2014, 17:20
Okay I'm jonesing... nobody has posted anything for a week...2 weeks and 1 day and I'll be on my way... can't wait to see everyone.

zappa870
10-08-2014, 19:11
I am counting the days also
Okay I'm jonesing... nobody has posted anything for a week...2 weeks and 1 day and I'll be on my way... can't wait to see everyone.

Dutch
10-08-2014, 19:13
I just signed up. Scrapple anyone?

zappa870
10-08-2014, 19:14
I just signed up. Scrapple anyone?



I wanna try it, never had before

Grey Eagle
10-08-2014, 19:21
I just signed up. Scrapple anyone?
Absolutely

gr8brew
10-08-2014, 19:23
I just signed up. Scrapple anyone?
I like mine with Apple butter

TheYoda
10-08-2014, 20:13
Had to look that one up. Sounds... interesting.

atrane21
10-09-2014, 07:06
I should be able to make this as of right now. As long as my prius can make it down the road :)

SkyPainter
10-09-2014, 07:28
===> Scrapple is awesome! First time I had it was in South Philly. Immediately my memory got better, I could speak new languages, women threw themselves at me, and my complexion improved!

gogrillz
10-09-2014, 08:32
I just signed up. Scrapple anyone?

Mmmmmmmmmmm, I like mine without Scrapple!!

shrineclown
10-09-2014, 11:57
When a man loves a woman, he eats her scrapple without making a face. Even if she uses white flour.

~Reason~
10-10-2014, 06:41
You guys crack me up.

A prius made it up no problems a couple of months ago. Worst case, you park at the road and hike the mile in and someone will drive you back to get your gear.

atrane21
10-10-2014, 07:02
Offroading in the prius is always fun! :) Dutch and I can see who's better at prius driving.

zappa870
10-10-2014, 07:06
I may also be bringing my daughter and son-in-law. They would be in a tent, which I know will be hard to set up there.

Dutch
10-10-2014, 07:07
Offroading in the prius is always fun! :) Dutch and I can see who's better at prius driving.

I have experience on my side thanks to an over ambitious GPS.

zappa870
10-10-2014, 07:09
I have experience on my side thanks to an over ambitious GPS.



LOL, that will do it

~Reason~
10-10-2014, 14:06
We can find a place for a tent. I dont guarantee level ground, but we will work something out.

Grey Eagle
10-10-2014, 17:12
Cindy,

Can you give driving directions from a nearby town?

SkyPainter
10-10-2014, 18:40
Cindy,

Can you give driving directions from a nearby town?

===> There are no towns. You follow a rutted dirt trail until you see a sign that says, "Here be Dragons!" From there you pass on foot into the deep, dark forest while hollerin' "Whooooo Buddy!" and listening for a like response. Do not eat anything found along the trail. We will meet you when we hear you. It is a real rural experience, but gorgeous!

Pretbek
10-12-2014, 13:54
===> There are no towns. You follow a rutted dirt trail until you see a sign that says, "Here be Dragons!" From there you pass on foot into the deep, dark forest while hollerin' "Whooooo Buddy!" and listening for a like response. Do not eat anything found along the trail. We will meet you when we hear you. It is a real rural experience, but gorgeous!
:D
That was the truth, almost the WHOLE truth, and nothing but the truth.

gogrillz
10-13-2014, 09:17
===> There are no towns. You follow a rutted dirt trail until you see a sign that says, "Here be Dragons!" From there you pass on foot into the deep, dark forest while hollerin' "Whooooo Buddy!" and listening for a like response. Do not eat anything found along the trail. We will meet you when we hear you. It is a real rural experience, but gorgeous!

This is exactly how I found it last year, on my trusty steed wielding a mighty bacon and donut slaying sword.

Pretbek
10-13-2014, 15:30
This is exactly how I found it last year, on my trusty steed wielding a mighty bacon and donut slaying sword.

Did you ride your Feejer last year? How did it do those last miles?

hk2001
10-13-2014, 18:22
Well, unfortunately I will be unable to make it. There's serious concerns if the car can make the hike, and most of the other people I would go with ( John, Liz etc) are a no go for the weekend.

Pretbek
10-13-2014, 18:32
Well, unfortunately I will be unable to make it. There's serious concerns if the car can make the hike, and most of the other people I would go with ( John, Liz etc) are a no go for the weekend.

Bummer dude. Hope to see you at another event then.

JoshuaTrees
10-13-2014, 18:43
Cindy,

Can you give driving directions from a nearby town?


give this a look.

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=208081568329509257364.0004ae1e7714e15acd56 0&msa=0&dg=feature

It got me there last year. If you do GPS at all you can grab the coordinates off one of the pins and plug it in into your GPS

Grey Eagle
10-13-2014, 18:55
give this a look. It got me there last year. If you do GPS at all you can grab the coordinates off one of the pins and plug in into your GPS
There were no links to look at.

JoshuaTrees
10-13-2014, 19:03
There were no links to look at.

whoops.
operator error.
it should be good now

zappa870
10-14-2014, 05:40
Thanks Cindy, but, they won't be able to make it. ;(

We can find a place for a tent. I dont guarantee level ground, but we will work something out.

gogrillz
10-14-2014, 14:54
Did you ride your Feejer last year? How did it do those last miles?

Yeah, I made it all the way to her driveway, although that last 1000 ft was a little treacherous.

SkyPainter
10-15-2014, 18:25
Yeah, I made it all the way to her driveway, although that last 1000 ft was a little treacherous.

===> You called it a "driveway". Hehehe

Snaggletooth
10-15-2014, 20:29
I just signed up. Scrapple anyone?

Yes, please!

Nighthauk
10-15-2014, 21:31
Hey guys as you might have read I can't make it on this hang. With that said I have already been thinking the next one. I am planning on January 9-11 at the Chesterfield Scout Reservation, In Chesterfield Ma. For the ones that have never attended. This info I am putting here so when others ask you can inform them. I will also be making a thread for it too. I wish you all the luck with weather, food and camaraderie. I wish I could share the fire with you. Till next time.

Tim

Dutch
10-15-2014, 21:39
Too bad you can't make it Tim. Now I'm going to have to make the Chesterfield hang.

Pretbek
10-16-2014, 10:58
Tim! Noooooooooooooooo!!

Oh well, an extra reason to go to the MA winter hang.

Nighthauk
10-16-2014, 10:58
This has been an insanely crazy summer. I am looking forward to sharing it all at the winter hang.

zappa870
10-17-2014, 13:03
Sadly I looked at my work schedule to see that I have to work all next weekend. They need all hands on deck to accommodate approximately 5000 covers (breakfasts,lunches and dinners), for banquets at the hotel.

SkyPainter
10-17-2014, 17:20
===> Well, we will certainly miss you Tim and clan, and you, Bruce! Hopefully you can both make the Winter Hang! Luckily for me, my Cataract eye surgery was last week, and also my Oncology team has cleared me to attend the hang! Ain't easy being me! Psyched for the hang!

~ SkyPainter

zappa870
10-17-2014, 18:38
===> Well, we will certainly miss you Tim and clan, and you, Bruce! Hopefully you can both make the Winter Hang! Luckily for me, my Cataract eye surgery was last week, and also my Oncology team has cleared me to attend the hang! Ain't easy being me! Psyched for the hang!

~ SkyPainter



Thanks Chazz, I hope I can make the winter hang also. Also, glad that all is going well with you. Hope everyone enjoys the hang

SkyPainter
10-17-2014, 18:58
===> Thanks Bruce! Hope to hang with you again soon!

~ Chaaaz

dandv
10-17-2014, 19:48
===> Well, we will certainly miss you Tim and clan, and you, Bruce! Hopefully you can both make the Winter Hang! Luckily for me, my Cataract eye surgery was last week, and also my Oncology team has cleared me to attend the hang! Ain't easy being me! Psyched for the hang!

~ SkyPainter


Good to hear your still dancing on this side of the grass... looking forward to seeing everyone next weekend.

gogrillz
10-19-2014, 08:16
===> Well, we will certainly miss you Tim and clan, and you, Bruce! Hopefully you can both make the Winter Hang! Luckily for me, my Cataract eye surgery was last week, and also my Oncology team has cleared me to attend the hang! Ain't easy being me! Psyched for the hang!

~ SkyPainter

We're going to have to call you "Cyborg Skypainter" pretty soon.

SkyPainter
10-19-2014, 10:23
We're going to have to call you "Cyborg Skypainter" pretty soon.

===> Well, yeah, I do have some aftermarket parts in me, LOL! I was hoping to get X-Ray vision with this second lens replacement, but no such luck. I do have other superpowers, though! [emoji1]

1960HikerDude
10-19-2014, 17:36
===> Well, yeah, I do have some aftermarket parts in me, LOL! I was hoping to get X-Ray vision with this second lens replacement, but no such luck. I do have other superpowers, though! [emoji1]

The Six Million Dollar Man... Cue the slow-motion action sequence in 3.... 2.... 1....

SemperFiGuy
10-20-2014, 07:18
===> Scrapple is awesome! First time I had it was in South Philly. Immediately my memory got better, I could speak new languages, women threw themselves at me, and my complexion improved!

And then you woke up..... Haha! You're a character Chaaz

TheYoda
10-20-2014, 13:55
So in prep for this little adventure can anyone tell me how far it is from parked cars to camp area?
Asking because I have a large EZ-Up style canopy I can bring along for use in a common area, if that is something that would be helpful. It's fairly heavy though, so just wondering how far it would need to be lugged. If you guys feel this is unnecessary let me know and I will leave it at home.

atrane21
10-20-2014, 15:34
Easy ups and walmart poly tarps might be a good idea for at least Friday night. It looks like rain Friday as of right now