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    Troop 800, Great Smoky Mtn Council, 28...

    Troop 800, Great Smoky Mtn Council, 28 members,active 21,hangers 18. :D
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    then down to .6 F that night...yes, .6 F

    then down to .6 F that night...yes, <point> .6 F
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    Welcome, My wife is from...

    Welcome,

    My wife is from Russellville/Whitesburg. Our kids and grand kids live over in St Clair. Hope to see you sometime.

    Nfields
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    I see that Carver's Gap is in your backyard!...

    I see that Carver's Gap is in your backyard! Lucky Man!
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    Shug, We sure did! Thanks for sending the snow...

    Shug,

    We sure did! Thanks for sending the snow and cold. :boggle:
    Also, all the winter hammock camping tips!

    Nfields260
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    Our coldest night was -10 below F. Then it snowed...

    Our coldest night was -10 below F. Then it snowed and the temps stayed in the teens.
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    thanks! we had a ball!

    thanks! we had a ball!
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    yes, we tried to find the entry hole to no avail.

    yes, we tried to find the entry hole to no avail.
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    it turns over at 1000 miles on the trip meter,...

    it turns over at 1000 miles on the trip meter, 1202 miles.
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    Boundary Waters winter camping

    Winter camping multi day trip on Moose, Newfound, and Sucker Lales
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    Hickery, What's the chance of you getting Shug...

    Hickery,

    What's the chance of you getting Shug to come camp with us?

    Tks,
    Nelson
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    mayday is coming and a friend of mine from work...

    mayday is coming and a friend of mine from work too.
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    baby wipe alternative!

    Or as Mayday and I did at Northern Tier...use a snowball. It's invigorating!
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    Carvers Gap Roan Highlands 2012

    So who is up for a hang on Feb 11-13 2012. Show up and survive together, run what ya brung! :boggle:

    Nelson
  15. Roan High Knob 2012 Hang

    Lets start one now! How about we go on Feb 11-13,2012
    :lol:
  16. Yes it was windy! I was needing a friend in the...

    Yes it was windy! I was needing a friend in the front for sure. Those "canyon" winds were in my face all day and beat me down to an armless pulp. :-)
  17. I believe when Jeff and I went last year, the...

    I believe when Jeff and I went last year, the temp Friday night was .6+ with winds in the high 30's to low 40's. Even alcohol froze up....but it was fun to say the least!
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    hang 10,Shug, and Hiking dad

    Thanks for the best wishes. Our boys are pumped and have been watching the weather reports and Ely webcams everyday. I have already been listening to WELY to get in the Minnesota mood!!!

    Tks,...
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    OKPIK gping to MN in 22 days!

    I can't wait until Dec 26. I am one of 3 other leaders taking 4 Life Scouts (soon to be Eagle Scouts) to Northern Tier Base in Ely,MN for cold weather adventure week. They will have the chance to...
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    trade

    what are you wanting in trade?

    NFields
  21. Will there be a 2nd annual Roan High Knob hang?

    We had a blast last year at .4 degrees with 40mph winds!
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    Hanging from your car

    Anyone here do it? I am limited now on trees due to recent storms. I have used my honda civic and the corner of the porch when I have to have a night out. :eek:
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    it works! enjoy your trip.

    it works! enjoy your trip.
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    I learned everything from Shug!

    I learned everything from Shug and applied it to Northern Tier High Adventure Base for 9 days this past January! -26 F for the lowest low and +6.3 for the highest temp....and in a hammock!
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    Arctic hammock camping

    Yes,

    We completed OKPIK winter camping BSA instructors class this year for 9 days in January. We were in northern MN about 5 miles from the canadian border. Our first night out there and in...
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    I would love to see 65 for a low temp. We, in...

    I would love to see 65 for a low temp. We, in east tn, have been at/over 100 degrees for 2 months now. i can't wait to get back to Ely in Dec.!
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    Heading to hang Big South Fork NRRA

    heading out tomorrow am for a hammock camp/hike trip. 2 nights/3 days with BSA Troop 800 in the back country ! :D
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    tyvek helper

    Here is my secret, I go to the big box lumber stores and ask for the lumber wrap. They give it to me free as they are throwing it in the recycle bin. :boggle:
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    Hey guys, Just wanted to let you all know that...

    Hey guys,

    Just wanted to let you all know that I had a great time up on top of the mtn. The wind and deep, dry snow reminded me so much of Ely, Mn and our OKPIK instructors class. Thanks for...
  30. 8 degrees at 05:00 with winds gusting to 40 mph!...

    8 degrees at 05:00 with winds gusting to 40 mph! bring it on!
  31. The new predicted low for the tennessee valley is...

    The new predicted low for the tennessee valley is 6 above. We should get the "zero Hero" award at elevation!!!
  32. Jeff, going to pass tonight, Donna has a late...

    Jeff, going to pass tonight, Donna has a late appt. My house will be filled with Webelos!
  33. The colder the better !!!!

    The colder the better !!!!
  34. Oh I cant wait for cold weather "hang" again. If...

    Oh I cant wait for cold weather "hang" again. If Tennessee could even muster temps close to Northern Tier, I will be ecstatic!
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    He was smart!

    I took a shovel for quinzee needs if needed, (it was not needed) he brought the auger for THE only important need out there on Flash Lake I learned....water! How could we live without water, hot for...
  36. Thread: I am Shug

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    Nice to meet you Shug, we were so close to you...

    Nice to meet you Shug, we were so close to you being in Ely and NTHAB. Jeff and I did alot of "whoo buddy's" in your honor while we were there!

    Tks, for your outdoor inspiration's,
    Nelson
  37. Farmers almanac quotes feb 12 as laying in more...

    Farmers almanac quotes feb 12 as laying in more snow than the blizzard of '93/Heavy snow '96. We can only hope!!!! A Tennessee OKPIK adventure!!
  38. What do you need from mayday and myself? We're...

    What do you need from mayday and myself? We're here to help!
  39. Here lately it has been my son's Coleman Travers...

    Here lately it has been my son's Coleman Travers 0 degree bag. I make a sandwhich of my inner bag/hammock and enjoy the $35 system. Warm and toasty!
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    no cold parts..!

    Hello shug and HF friends. The interpreters were unsure of our hammocks in the cold with DIY warmth. All others were in trenches, but moved to quinzees the second night. Abram Perry came by at...
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    hammocking in -24 below. Minnesota!

    Geretings all,

    Had a great time at the Northern Tier leader training. Two of us (HF members) hammock camped while others were OTG. I used a homemade pod system consisting of a zero degree Coleman...
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    howdy back at yall

    thanks for the welcome! glad to be here!

    Nelson
  43. Sign me up from Maryville, Tn. Well 2 of us from...

    Sign me up from Maryville, Tn. Well 2 of us from Maryville. Is there a link to the registration page?

    Tks,
    Nelson Fields
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    Hang last night

    Well, it was a yard hang, but none the less outdoors on my birthday!:lol:
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    New member Hello

    Greetings fellow hangers! Glad to be here !:)
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