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    Hey Mike, Great report. Sounds like you had a...

    Hey Mike,

    Great report. Sounds like you had a blast. Looks like the beginning of many fun trips.

    Great looking sidecar setup you have there also. That's yet another addiction.

    Thanks for...
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    That's great news. We all enjoyed meeting you...

    That's great news. We all enjoyed meeting you and the kids. Thanks again for your service. It's always a good sign when the kids are already talking about coming back the next year.

    As for...
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    Bruce, At the Harold Parker hang, we're going...

    Bruce,

    At the Harold Parker hang, we're going to assign someone to accompany you at all times that you anticipate using your new neck knife. We have also ordered a pair of cut proof leather...
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    Well stated Mr. President. That covers it...

    Well stated Mr. President.

    That covers it succinctly.

    Great seeing you this past week-end. You're a lot of fun to hang out with.

    All the best !
    Gil
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    Great pics Jerry (Gastar), David (Meckelangelo),...

    Great pics Jerry (Gastar), David (Meckelangelo), Joe (Tripod), and Dave (DandV).

    Always nice to see everyone when they're having fun.

    All the best !
    Gil
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    Many thanks to Tim, Pete and everyone who...

    Many thanks to Tim, Pete and everyone who attended. Yet another fine time. We were blessed with excellent weather, companionship and comraderie. I always enjoy seeing old friends and making new...
  7. Go Twinkie ! Get spoiled. I take Charlie...

    Go Twinkie ! Get spoiled.

    I take Charlie camping for 3 seasons. Don't take him in the Winter because I can't be sure when he's telling me he's cold because he'd rather suffer than not come...
  8. My heart bleeds for you. I had to put my Golden...

    My heart bleeds for you. I had to put my Golden Retriever Mike down in 2010, right after my wife was diagnosed with cancer. Talk about a double whammy. Geez.

    But..... My wife has completed her...
  9. Sorry to hear that Tim. That's like losing a...

    Sorry to hear that Tim. That's like losing a family member.
  10. That sounds great Tim. Venison Stew is awesome.

    That sounds great Tim. Venison Stew is awesome.
  11. Jerry, I think you brought a ham last year...

    Jerry,

    I think you brought a ham last year too. It was delicious. Looking forward to this one.

    Thanks,
    Gil
  12. Holy Smoke Batman, that's awesome! Thanks Tom.

    Holy Smoke Batman, that's awesome!

    Thanks Tom.
  13. Becky, There were actually three 7 dome tents...

    Becky,

    There were actually three 7 dome tents made by LL Bean. You got one, and Barnum & Bailey got the other two. :)

    Look forward to meeting you all. Will be a nice week-end. Don't tell...
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    USMC 1967 to 1973. All the best and thanks...

    USMC 1967 to 1973.

    All the best and thanks for your service !

    Gil
  15. Hey Rick, Thanks for the tweak. All help...

    Hey Rick,

    Thanks for the tweak. All help always welcomed.

    Look forward to seeing you.

    All the best !
    Gil
  16. Ann, Water is pretty much readily available. ...

    Ann,

    Water is pretty much readily available. Would recommend bringing a couple water bottles though so that you have some water near your hooch. As for food, bring whatever snacks you'd like. ...
  17. Greg, We're not too far from the restrooms. ...

    Greg,

    We're not too far from the restrooms. You'll want to be on the perimeter of the hammock hanging area that is closest to the restrooms given the kids. So when you drive down the dirt road...
  18. Alex, Glad to hear you'll be able to make it. ...

    Alex,

    Glad to hear you'll be able to make it. Looks like the weather is going to cooperate. Will keep the light on for you.

    All the best !
    Gil
  19. A Glimpse Into the Future: Ashby Massachusetts...

    A Glimpse Into the Future: Ashby Massachusetts Weather Prognostication by The Weather Channel as of 5/11/15

    Friday, 5/15/15 Partly Cloudy Hi 74f, Lo 50f, 0% chance of precipitation. Wind NW...
  20. Hey Tim, I am planning on getting to Ashby...

    Hey Tim,

    I am planning on getting to Ashby around noon. If you are going to be coming in later, is there anything you need me to do that will help you out ? If so, let me know. You can either...
  21. Becky, As you pass the Check in Cabin that...

    Becky,

    As you pass the Check in Cabin that Chaaz (SkyPainter) refers to, you'll be bearing right on the dirt road. The best way to picture it is to go to the end of that dirt road. At the end of...
  22. Joanne, Sorry to hear you won't be able to...

    Joanne,

    Sorry to hear you won't be able to make the hang. We'll miss you.

    That's what happened to me this past winter. Too few days and too many things that had to be done.

    Maybe you can...
  23. And no matter what, "don't forget to milk the...

    And no matter what, "don't forget to milk the bury".
  24. Tom, Nice vid and a nice way to introduce us...

    Tom,

    Nice vid and a nice way to introduce us to the Wapack trail.

    Look forward to seeing you at the hang.

    All the best !
    Gil
  25. Alex, I'm in this year. Schedule wouldn't...

    Alex,

    I'm in this year. Schedule wouldn't permit last year. Going to be conspicuously unavailable this year for anything that resembles work that would interfere with this hang.

    Thanks for...
  26. Bruce, Glad to hear you can make it. Chaaz is...

    Bruce,

    Glad to hear you can make it. Chaaz is going to bring his surgical kit so that if you cut your finger off, he'll be able to rejoin it.

    Going to be a fun hang. Looking forward to seeing...
  27. My understanding as well. They are more...

    My understanding as well. They are more concerned with acceptable behavior. As long as our group acts responsibly, there won't be an issue. We're all wild and crazy but we are also respectful and...
  28. Lugnut, How cool is that. Glad your daughter...

    Lugnut,

    How cool is that. Glad your daughter changed her mind. It may be something that changed her life. She'll have these memories forever. You're in a wonderful part of the world for...
  29. Hey, I resemble that remark !

    Hey, I resemble that remark !
  30. Alex, Hope you and Amanda can make this hang. ...

    Alex,

    Hope you and Amanda can make this hang. While it would be great to come to the hang on the iron horses, you might be better served with the Truck/Canoe option. There are some nice ponds...
  31. Jerry, Many thanks for fixing the Spreadsheet....

    Jerry,

    Many thanks for fixing the Spreadsheet. Works like a charm now.

    Look forward to seeing you at the Ashby hang.

    All the best !
    Gil
  32. Sounds like a nice leisurely couple of days Josh....

    Sounds like a nice leisurely couple of days Josh. I love Greylock. Last time I was there, i hiked in to the primitive area with my Golden Retreiver, Charlie, set up base camp and then did several...
  33. David, We are looking forward to meeting you...

    David,

    We are looking forward to meeting you and the Mrs. We are a fun group of people and welcome, with open arms, new folks.

    Most of us have just gotten out of prison so we are trying to...
  34. Greg, Thanks for your raffle prize. That's...

    Greg,

    Thanks for your raffle prize. That's great and much appreciated. Regarding the food tab................ You are correct........ There isn't much listed at this point, BUT....... there...
  35. Sign up sheet is not allowing me to make an entry...

    Sign up sheet is not allowing me to make an entry ???
  36. Megan, I just changed from 302 to 41. So...

    Megan,

    I just changed from 302 to 41. So R3L@X will be neighbors. Country Roads may be coming to but she wasn't sure as of last week.

    Harold Parker State Forest, MA

    Original Reservation:...
  37. Sorry to hear that Megan and Nate. We will miss...

    Sorry to hear that Megan and Nate. We will miss you guys. (and the puppies.)

    At least we'll see you in July at the HP hang if not sooner.

    All the best !
    Gil
  38. All: As of 5pm on Sunday 4/19/15, there are...

    All: As of 5pm on Sunday 4/19/15, there are sites available in the back area where were last year. Not all of them, but some of them.

    If you go to the Harold Parker State Park Site Map, you'll...
  39. Thanks for the response Megan and Nate. So July...

    Thanks for the response Megan and Nate. So July 17 18 and 19. I'm going to go onto Reserve America and see what's available in the back section including the Group area. Will report back.

    All...
  40. Novasquid, I have the same problem. Was out...

    Novasquid,

    I have the same problem. Was out in the woods last night and was going to flip my net over the ridgeline so I could sit and relax and because of the termination location I had to go to...
  41. Any more thoughts on finalizing the dates for the...

    Any more thoughts on finalizing the dates for the HP Summer Hang?

    Can we all agree that it will be July 17, 18 and 19 ? The reason I'm asking is that HP is a very popular park and fills up fast...
  42. Joe, So glad to hear that you, Krystal (Crystal)...

    Joe, So glad to hear that you, Krystal (Crystal) and the kids are going to be able to make it. We had a lot of fun at last year's hang. I enjoyed seeing the kids having fun. Those are memories...
  43. Thank you for your indulgence Mr. Moderator. Ear...

    Thank you for your indulgence Mr. Moderator. Ear plugs would be highly recommended.

    Look forward to seeing you Tim.

    All the best !
    Gil
  44. ===> I plan to be there Gil. As an old Vietnam...

    Roger that Chaaz. You've translated Dirt Dog to Devil Dog for me before and I understood every word.

    Looking forward to the hang and seeing you again. Are you going to do your knife sharpening...
  45. True dat, G2. We'll get along just fine. :) ...

    True dat, G2. We'll get along just fine. :)

    You're going to meet a whole lot of real fine folks at this hang that all share family values, love of the great outdoors, and hanging from trees like...
  46. Hey Dennis, Thanks for that. I'm so old I...

    Hey Dennis, Thanks for that. I'm so old I actually remember that movie and watching Barbara Billingsley on Leave it to Beaver when I was a kid Geesh.
  47. No worries. I look forward to meeting you. ...

    No worries. I look forward to meeting you. Thank you for your service Also looking forward to meeting the two future hammock hangers that you're bringing with you, ie., the kids. Hopefully...
  48. g2..., I'm Gil. I'll bring two UQ's you can use...

    g2...,
    I'm Gil. I'll bring two UQ's you can use for the kids. Both are Arrowhead Equipment, New River UQ's rated for 4 seasons. Also have the matching TQ's if you want me to bring those.

    Look...
  49. Dennis, I'm glad someone is not letting us...

    Dennis,
    I'm glad someone is not letting us forget our roots.....
    Fire, bacon, fire, bacon and fire and bacon.
    Perfect combo.

    Look forward to seeing you there. I'm bringing 10 lbs or so of...
  50. Megan, the July dates work for me. If you need a...

    Megan, the July dates work for me. If you need a ride, we'll be sure you get one.
    Chaaz is pretty close to you, and If he gets tied up, I can swing through and get you.
    We'll miss Nate.

    I had...
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