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    Howdy and welcome to the trees! I was just in...

    Howdy and welcome to the trees! I was just in Cypress earlier today. Outlet Mall with a 5 Guys chaser.
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees!

    Howdy and welcome to the trees!
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    Howdy and welcome!

    Howdy and welcome!
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    Great ideas above, many of which I also utilize,...

    Great ideas above, many of which I also utilize, (brain, buff, knife, zip lock bags, trekking poles and 2' piece of CCF pad).

    I also always carry, or if I forget, make Wooden Chop Sticks.
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  5. Piece of cake. In fact, that could be on your...

    Piece of cake. In fact, that could be on your list of things to cook although I'd start with cobblers, stews, or roasts as they are more temperature forgiving than cakes and breads.

    You have...
  6. Good choice. Interestingly, the best price I find...

    Good choice. Interestingly, the best price I find on a Lodge 12CO is at Target, here.
  7. Absolutely. Most "dutch oven recipes" are...

    Absolutely.

    Most "dutch oven recipes" are based on the 12. I'd definitely start there.

    My reason for suggesting the 14 to Mamma Huey is because she has 2 12's already. Again, realize you are...
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    I've hung or at least made a recon to/at all of...

    I've hung or at least made a recon to/at all of the above except Goose Island and plan on being at the April hang there. They all have something unique to offer.

    Each of those listed have places...
  9. There is no such thing as too many Dutch ovens....

    There is no such thing as too many Dutch ovens. If you are buying more, you might consider going with a 14. I probably use that size more than any of the others I have.

    Another 2 cents worth - if...
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees!

    Howdy and welcome to the trees!
  11. Thanks for taking us along through pictures!

    Thanks for taking us along through pictures!
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    Atlanta SP, Fairfield Lake SP (site of our annual...

    Atlanta SP, Fairfield Lake SP (site of our annual Fall Group Hang), Cado Lake SP, Fort Parker SP (primitive area only), Mission Tejas (small cozy place), Lake Somerville SP, have all been good places...
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    I've missed you buddy. Glad to see you back on...

    I've missed you buddy. Glad to see you back on here and look forward to sharing a campfire with you.
  14. It doesn't look like our crew will be making this...

    It doesn't look like our crew will be making this one so I'll look forward to a picture laden trip report. It's a great park and I'd love to hang there sometime, (I did a drive through recon there to...
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees!

    Howdy and welcome to the trees!
  16. Thread: Small rant.

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    Yes, in some instances they are custom making...

    Yes, in some instances they are custom making them. Your patience will be rewarded as the gear is worth the wait. If for some reason you decide to switch to something else later, the resale on these...
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees from Aggieland!

    Howdy and welcome to the trees from Aggieland!
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees! Your namesake is...

    Howdy and welcome to the trees! Your namesake is among my favorites. Especially on tap.
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    Aggieland here. Welcome to the trees. There are...

    Aggieland here. Welcome to the trees. There are Texas group hangs of varying size several times a year so feel free to join in on the fun.
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees!

    Howdy and welcome to the trees!
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    Looks great! There may be one of these in Texas...

    Looks great! There may be one of these in Texas before too long.
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    FS: If he has it, buy it. I can't recall seeing one...

    If he has it, buy it. I can't recall seeing one in a store in some time.
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees from Aggieland!

    Howdy and welcome to the trees from Aggieland!
  24. If one is on a solo hang, most of the state parks...

    If one is on a solo hang, most of the state parks can work but that Turtledog back up is the way to go.

    It really is a roll of the dice as some parks may have a few sites with several options....
  25. There are some sites with hanging options for a...

    There are some sites with hanging options for a hammock or two, but if you need more than that, from what I recall, you may need to bring a stand.
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees!

    Howdy and welcome to the trees!
  27. The College Station contingent had a great time....

    The College Station contingent had a great time. Even with the roar of early morning loudspeakers, woodchoppers at full throttle, airplanes and traffic noises and the occasional retort of gunshots, I...
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    Good times, good folks, good food... We had a...

    Good times, good folks, good food...

    We had a great time and look forward to our next chance to be in the trees.

    FWIW, I think gravity is an awesome name. After all, gravity always wins.
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    Bummer on the sick folks. Please tell Roz and...

    Bummer on the sick folks. Please tell Roz and Gage we'll miss them. :(

    Chris, (Texas longhorns) and I plan to arrive Friday mid-afternoon, mom will be in after supper Friday.

    With the three of...
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    Beautiful pictures. You certainly have a ton of...

    Beautiful pictures. You certainly have a ton of blessings to be counted. I wish the three of you much happiness!
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees!

    Howdy and welcome to the trees!
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    Regretting my comment about the electric blanket....

    Regretting my comment about the electric blanket. Maybe I'll book a room at the airport Hilton and swing by the woods for the campfire.
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    Experience? A little. :cool: And I'd be glad...

    Experience? A little. :cool:

    And I'd be glad to help.
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    I've made plenty of "dump cakes", in fact that's...

    I've made plenty of "dump cakes", in fact that's what I pass off as peach cobbler sometimes, but I haven't tried this recipe. It looks pretty good. I may give it or something like it a shot.


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    Hey buddy - Just to be sure I communicate...

    Hey buddy - Just to be sure I communicate properly...

    When I referred to the hang next weekend between the airport and the interstate, (McKinney Falls SP). I'm talking about just outside of...
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    I've missed my "hanging with Smokehouse" time. ...

    I've missed my "hanging with Smokehouse" time. I'm marking the dates down on the calendar and we'll see what it looks like as it gets closer before I commit one way or the other. I love the Ozarks...
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    Sold! Still open to tossing in another dish or...

    Sold!

    Still open to tossing in another dish or two if something catches my interest.
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    Miss you too buddy. Check out the hang next...

    Miss you too buddy. Check out the hang next weekend between the airport and the interstate, (McKinney Falls SP).
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    … and since we'll be at sites with power, you can...

    … and since we'll be at sites with power, you can pack an electric blanket. Just don't forget the extension cord.
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    Not feeling anything special. Just not going to...

    Not feeling anything special. Just not going to cook anything I've done at either the Butt Bake, (veggie pasta/spaghetti squash) or November Hang (breakfast, BBQ chicken, chocolate cake, mac n...
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    hmmm.That could happen. :rolleyes:

    hmmm.That could happen. :rolleyes:
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    Reservation made. Search for firewood begun. ...

    Reservation made.
    Search for firewood begun.
    Sunday church commitments covered.
    Considering whether or not to bring the critters.
    Uncertain about what to cook for Saturday night and hoping for...
  43. Howdy and welcome!

    Howdy and welcome!
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees from Aggieland! ...

    Howdy and welcome to the trees from Aggieland!

    '81
  45. +! As I read through this thread I kept saying...

    +!

    As I read through this thread I kept saying to myself, "yep, yep, yep…" knowing that when I got to the end of it, I'd comment that you should do all of the above AND don't forget the chairs.
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    Well, I've been following this for some time...

    Well, I've been following this for some time hoping it would work out for my calendar and I'm optimistic. I've moved off the lurking on the sidelines in "maybe" mode to "pretty sure" on this one. :)...
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    Yup. Plan it around Veteran's day in the fall...

    Yup.

    Plan it around Veteran's day in the fall and catch our annual Texas Fall Hang on the front or back end of your trip to The Republic.
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees!

    Howdy and welcome to the trees!
  49. Great report. Thanks for sharing the trail with...

    Great report. Thanks for sharing the trail with us by way of the interweb!

    Also, good to see the handiwork of Smokehouse. I still use a hammock I got from him several years ago at Kyle's Landing...
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees!

    Howdy and welcome to the trees!
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