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  1. ===> I have it on my calendar (AGAIN!) this...

    ===> I have it on my calendar (AGAIN!) this year, but have been stymied each year by one issue or another. I hope this year is different!

    ~ Sky
  2. ===> Good with me! It truly is a nasty disease,...

    ===> Good with me! It truly is a nasty disease, and some of the lesser known diseases have a hard time raising research monies.

    ~ Sky
  3. ===> Hafta check to see if Tom (HikerDude1960) is...

    ===> Hafta check to see if Tom (HikerDude1960) is coming. He is the Dutch Oven guru - he has his own youtube channel for Dutch Oven cooking even!

    ~ Sky
  4. ===> On the calendar. Both Alison and I will be...

    ===> On the calendar. Both Alison and I will be there.

    ~ SkyPainter and _Ewok
  5. ===> Missed this one last year, so coming this...

    ===> Missed this one last year, so coming this year! Hafta dust off some of my instruments before then, and try to remember how to play!!

    ~ Sky
  6. ===> Yup. Could be any month. July? Flaming...

    ===> Yup. Could be any month. July? Flaming Watermelons or Cantalopes. Maybe we could have more hang date flexibility if we called it the Alexandrialand Flaming Fruit hang. Then again, we might end...
  7. ===> I agree. WWP should not be supported at this...

    ===> I agree. WWP should not be supported at this time. We did give them money last year, but the current investigations by reputable watchdogs, as well as a Mass congressman who is an Iraq vet are...
  8. ===> Now I think Ava's suggestion of The...

    ===> Now I think Ava's suggestion of The Lighthouse Preservation Society is just a PERFECT group to donate to, since this is a lighthouse tour hang! Good on Ava! If nobody is close by, I would be...
  9. ===> Jerry, this is an amazing hang! Tell your...

    ===> Jerry, this is an amazing hang! Tell your wife there are cabins available for non-hangers, and the whole weekend is just amazing! Bring the girls, too!

    Chaaaz
  10. ===> Or the Fall Fling, or Mountain Madness Hang,...

    ===> Or the Fall Fling, or Mountain Madness Hang, or the Leaf Lovers Hang. Maybe the Stream Swing. C'Mon people, put your clever hats on!

    ~ Sky
  11. ===> Definitely on the calendar, and I am sure...

    ===> Definitely on the calendar, and I am sure Ali would love to come as well! We're IN!

    ~ Sky
  12. ===> Both Ali and I are in again! Awesome time! ...

    ===> Both Ali and I are in again! Awesome time!

    ~SkyPainter and _Ewok
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    ===> Singer Stylist 7258. WAY under $200 new, and...

    ===> Singer Stylist 7258. WAY under $200 new, and voted "Best Home Sewing Machine" by Consumer Reports two years running!

    ~ SkyPainter
  14. ===> Well, I seem jinxed for this hang like every...

    ===> Well, I seem jinxed for this hang like every other year! Personal, medical, and mechanical issues have all combined to preclude my (our) attendance this year once again. Last year was a ball, at...
  15. ===> I dunno. When the Amok guys came to the US,...

    ===> I dunno. When the Amok guys came to the US, they hung in my site at Harold Parker SF. I tried the Amok, and found it to be heavy, very, very fussy, and fairly expensive compared to all my other...
  16. ===> Sportsman's Guide has surplus military wool...

    ===> Sportsman's Guide has surplus military wool blankets - 4 blankets for about $30.

    ~ Sky
  17. ===> Yup. I signed her up. She had such a great...

    ===> Yup. I signed her up. She had such a great time at the last two group hangs that she wanted to go to the winter hang. She got down to around 23 at the last hang, but is having a crisis of faith...
  18. ===> Well, if my daughter Alison (_Ewok) decides...

    ===> Well, if my daughter Alison (_Ewok) decides she can deal with the temps then, she may come. She may also be interested otherwise. She is relatively new to hanging, and has several group hangs...
  19. ===> The AccuWeather long range forecast for...

    ===> The AccuWeather long range forecast for Charlemont for Jan 9-11 has temps at 29 during the day, and 15 at night. Although not as cold as last year, we may actually get a winter hang this...
  20. ===> Mark me as a definite maybe, Ted! Sounds...

    ===> Mark me as a definite maybe, Ted! Sounds like fun! Fire...meat...yup!

    Chaaaz
  21. ===> Hey Bill! Glad to see you can make it again!...

    ===> Hey Bill! Glad to see you can make it again! Will be great to hang together again and catch up!

    Chaaaz
  22. ===> Thanks! That we are! We take winter/cold...

    ===> Thanks! That we are! We take winter/cold weather camping very seriously - and work as a group to mitigate the inherent dangers of cold exposure. We bring tons of extra gear for folks who may...
  23. ===> There will be multiple 20lb Propane tanks...

    ===> There will be multiple 20lb Propane tanks there. We will have two CampChef Explorer stoves, providing four 30,000 BTU burners available, set inside an Adirondack Shelter with a roof, to keep...
  24. ===> I trace the footbeds from my boots/shoes,...

    ===> I trace the footbeds from my boots/shoes, and cut liners out of reflectix. Works great!
  25. ===> Regardless of temps, February comes! Last...

    ===> Regardless of temps, February comes! Last year on Dec 24th it was 59 here. 9 feet of snow by the end of Feb. It does come.

    ~ Sky
  26. ===> Hehehe.... I already have Xmas lights across...

    ===> Hehehe.... I already have Xmas lights across the top of my tarp, and lanterns at each end. I have a new 12x10 Woodland Camo Tarp from JRB, and now am pondering how to incorporate lighting...
  27. ===> Awesome! Just opened my first present! A...

    ===> Awesome! Just opened my first present! A Singer 7258 Thread Injector! Also found 2+ yards or Camo Ripstop at Joanne's Fabrics! This will be great fun, and functional!

    Good Luck with yours!
    ...
  28. ===> Yup! More like 8 - 10 of us! Those are...

    ===> Yup! More like 8 - 10 of us! Those are Neos Navigators (5). They are actually 'overshoes'. I use slippers inside of mine, some go over their hiking boots. Insulated, waterproof but...
  29. ===> Agree with all the high praise! Just...

    ===> Agree with all the high praise! Just received my fourth (fifth?) Quilt from Adam and Jenny - a long and wide 0 Burrow with max overstuff, in Woodland Camo. My 20 Burrow couldn't deal with the...
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    ===> Looks like a classic HF hang! Happy Birthday...

    ===> Looks like a classic HF hang! Happy Birthday olddog! Wishing you many more birthday hangs!

    ~ SkyPainter
  31. ===> If I manage to break loose, will there be a...

    ===> If I manage to break loose, will there be a coupla trees for me, and maybe my vehicle? I loved this hang three years ago! Drove down from Boston for one night.

    ~ SkyPainter
  32. ===> Tim (Nitehauk) is right. You just come - we...

    ===> Tim (Nitehauk) is right. You just come - we can keep you warm, just have GOOD footwear! Everything else is covered! Car camping, essentially, and enough food to feed a small army. Just remember...
  33. ===> At this point, it looks like my daughter,...

    ===> At this point, it looks like my daughter, _Ewok (Alison) should be coming to the hang with me. I have added her to the spreadsheet. The weather at this time is a mystery, but we will be there!
    ...
  34. ===> Welcome to the trees from Massachusetts,...

    ===> Welcome to the trees from Massachusetts, home to some of the best banjos and pickers in the country! I play an "A" style Mandolin, and a nice Maple Resonator banjo. Also guitar and harmonicas. ...
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    ===> Thanks Chelsea! Hafta wait till next week to...

    ===> Thanks Chelsea! Hafta wait till next week to start the DIY journey, but I have several projects in mind - some gear related, some winter clothing related, some cooking related, and some games....
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    ===> Thanks for this! I just got a thread...

    ===> Thanks for this! I just got a thread injector (yesterday, in fact!), and was thinking about a first project. This will be it! I have several sets of skins for my tarps, but need one for a new...
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    ===> Back at ya Fred! Shoot me PM here and tell...

    ===> Back at ya Fred! Shoot me PM here and tell me how you're doing! Have a great holiday!

    Chaaaz
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    ===> Reverse psychology - worked like a charm!...

    ===> Reverse psychology - worked like a charm! But now I have a new tool!
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    ===> My new DIY powertool arrived today! When I...

    ===> My new DIY powertool arrived today! When I get home, the DIY journey begins!
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    ===> My wife went ahead and bought me one for...

    ===> My wife went ahead and bought me one for Xmas! It's on the way! She bought me a Singer Stylist 7258. Seems like a good machine. Now I just have to learn the machine, then learn to sew. After...
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    In BIG trouble now!

    ===> Always had the DIY bug. Always imagined what I would make, how I would make it, for lots of things.

    Now, my wife has had enough of my yapping mindlessly about it. She went and bought me a...
  42. ===> Brokentree brought a telescope to the Great...

    ===> Brokentree brought a telescope to the Great Pumpkin Hang, and it was also a Full Moon, cloudless night. Being up on the mountain with about zero abient city lights, we were all almost blinded by...
  43. ===> I did. You should repost the link here, or...

    ===> I did. You should repost the link here, or in your sig, it's kinda buried in the first post. Might be hard for some to find.
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    ===> Welcome to the trees from Stoneham! Check...

    ===> Welcome to the trees from Stoneham! Check the Trip planning threads often. We have several organized hangs all year, and some impromptu ones also. Check for the formal NEHHA hangs. Hope to see...
  45. ===> Just ordered another TQ from Adam at HG,...

    ===> Just ordered another TQ from Adam at HG, specifically for this hang! 0 Burrow with 4 oz of overstuff in long and wide. Should work well in concert with the overcover on my BB XLC!

    ~ Sky
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    ===> Fun hang! Details later. TOM - I have your...

    ===> Fun hang! Details later. TOM - I have your gold travel mug; CHELSEA - I have your green folding bowl and spoon . Found a few other things too, and will post pics later.

    Chaaaz
  47. ===> Great!!! Did Paul assign us specific site...

    ===> Great!!! Did Paul assign us specific site areas? We usually camp down the road up on the left hand side. We just have to hit the storage unit for more stuff, hit the supermarket for some...
  48. ===> VERY dangerous, dude! Dutch often shows up...

    ===> VERY dangerous, dude! Dutch often shows up with boxes of Titanium goodies, and sometimes we get to see/field test new bling. Junkies like us get the shakes when he shows up! Give your wallet...
  49. ===> Hey man! Please do come by! Tom,...

    ===> Hey man! Please do come by! Tom, (1960HikerDude) has led hikes up Mt Watatic a coupla times. There are certainly hikers in the crew!

    ~SkyPainter
  50. ===> Great to hear, Tom! My CampChef stove is...

    ===> Great to hear, Tom! My CampChef stove is already in the Chaaazmobile. See ya tomorrow night!

    ~ Sky
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