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    Howdy Neighbor! Welcome to the trees!

    Howdy Neighbor! Welcome to the trees!
  2. 11th Annual Texas Fall Hang Save The Date

    It's on the HF calendar but just to make sure you don't miss it, the ...

    2019 edition of the Annual Texas Fall Hang will be Thursday, November 7 - Sunday, November 10.

    All the official...
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    I'm always glad to help when I can. Sometimes...

    I'm always glad to help when I can. Sometimes life gets busy and I don't get on here nearly as much as I did in the early years, sorry for the time lag in responding. :)
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    One more comment on this note, Shane, I'll be...

    One more comment on this note, Shane, I'll be taking my family out to Fairfield Lake State Park the weekend after next, June 7-9, to teach my Son in law and his son the ropes. My wife and son will...
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    I can't speak to all of them, but our biggest...

    I can't speak to all of them, but our biggest one, the Annual Fall Texas Hang, which I host, will certainly be posted here. :) It's a great place for folks to meet and connect for more trips...
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    I don't know about a listserv, but as others have...

    I don't know about a listserv, but as others have mentioned there is an active THH FB group.



    I moderate the FB Group and there is not now nor has there ever been a website for our group. Any...
  7. Both opinions are accurate and I really like the...

    Both opinions are accurate and I really like the kayak reference. :)

    I met Dennis when he attended our first Texas Fall Group hang over a decade ago and, in fact, he had a kayak along on that trip...
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees. Well, in...

    Howdy and welcome to the trees. Well, in Amarillo, welcome to the stands. Just kidding. Last time I was there I noticed some trees and in Palo Duro, there are some options to hang as well.
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees!

    Howdy and welcome to the trees!
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    If you make the trip to Texas, breakfast is on me...

    If you make the trip to Texas, breakfast is on me and I bet we can talk oldgringo into a cup of coffee too.
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    Now you're just teasing. Sure sorry I'm not going...

    Now you're just teasing. Sure sorry I'm not going to be able to hang with you, amigo.
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees! I not only wish I...

    Howdy and welcome to the trees! I not only wish I had more time to hang, I'd like it if the times I did coincided with decent weather. I think I'm a rain magnet.
  13. Howdy and welcome to Texas! There are lots of...

    Howdy and welcome to Texas!

    There are lots of places to hang, some just take a bit longer a drive than others. The Texas State Park System has a number of great hanging opportunities, note though...
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    Looks like a good time in the making!

    Looks like a good time in the making!
  15. It's a fun event and if the dates work, I'll be...

    It's a fun event and if the dates work, I'll be glad to help again. I'm already booked for the Goose Island Spring Hang April 5-7 and a Dutch oven cooking demo at Fairfield on April 13, the second...
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees. I was all set...

    Howdy and welcome to the trees.

    I was all set to suggest the Lone Star Hiking trail in the Sam Houston National Forest... it fills the order for, "Hike in to primitive camping, hammock camping...
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees! Looks like you're...

    Howdy and welcome to the trees! Looks like you're off to a good start with some fine gear choices.
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    Yep, that Texas weather line about if you don't...

    Yep, that Texas weather line about if you don't like it, wait a minute and it will change is true. I'll be in shorts cooking in the driveway tomorrow and then we should have windchills in the 20's...
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees! There's a lot...

    Howdy and welcome to the trees!

    There's a lot of good hanging spots here in Texas in spite of what one might think on first blush.

    My best advice without knowing anything about your world is...
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees!

    Howdy and welcome to the trees!
  21. The 10th Annual Texas Fall Hang 2018,(#tfh2018),...

    The 10th Annual Texas Fall Hang 2018,(#tfh2018), is now history. Between my Momís surgery and a Teen Court conference in the days following getting home Iím a bit slow in posting a recap but now,...
  22. We actually stayed at the Hampton Inn in Buffalo...

    We actually stayed at the Hampton Inn in Buffalo a few weeks ago in advance of a Dutch Oven catering gig we did for an Extreme Bow Hunter Class. It was a Friday night and pouring rain by the buckets....
  23. Ditto.

    Ditto.
  24. Sorry buddy, thanks to my poor reception with...

    Sorry buddy, thanks to my poor reception with AT&T I just now saw this.



    Really glad you could make it and that it was a good time for you.

    We had a blast.

    Home now.
  25. Allen - within 3 minutes of me posting the need...

    Allen - within 3 minutes of me posting the need to the FB group we've lined up multiple options for you. Look me up when you arrive and I'll connect you with a solution.
  26. Excellent! Gracias.

    Excellent! Gracias.
  27. As promised, site assignments are now posted on...

    As promised, site assignments are now posted on the planning spreadsheet. Please take a look and while there fill in any missing info on your registration line like ETA and other columns as they are...
  28. It was certainly discussed more than a few times...

    It was certainly discussed more than a few times in various threads and I've no doubt Warbonnetguy was part of many of those conversations, but it didn't start then, or here on HammockForums for that...
  29. Here's a condensed version of key information...

    Here's a condensed version of key information from this thread...



    So, step 1. READ



    Step 2. REGISTER - list accurate and complete info for proper site assignment
  30. Do you recall how many hammocks the site you were...

    Do you recall how many hammocks the site you were in last year could support? I'm pretty sure it was good for 3, don't recall if 4 would work without a short walk into the brush.
  31. Glad you can join us again. Are you signed up on...

    Glad you can join us again. Are you signed up on the planning spreadsheet? I didn't see this SN listed.
  32. If you can't find a designated driver here...

    If you can't find a designated driver here Dennis, you might try posting the same question in the FB group. I know there's some folk from San Antonio, certainly not that Valley but half way anyhow. :)
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    Howdy Pyrotech, and welcome to the trees! ...

    Howdy Pyrotech, and welcome to the trees!

    Thanks for the kind words Dunckelman. :) I look forward to seeing you and your crew again!
  34. While time is ticking away there's still plenty...

    While time is ticking away there's still plenty of space, at this point, for those who plan ahead.

    Now is a good time to read through the FAQ's - ask questions on here if not addressed there, and...
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    I know, I wasn't asked, but I agree with this...

    I know, I wasn't asked, but I agree with this guy.

    It goes along with that nugget of truth that no good deed goes unpunished.
  36. I do see you listed on the sheet so you are good...

    I do see you listed on the sheet so you are good to go there. Glad to have you aboard.

    As for payment and site assignments... Oldgringo is the banker and once he confirms to me when a payment is...
  37. You broke the code when you said, "After...

    You broke the code when you said, "After carefully reading the FAQ" !

    Thank you for following that instruction. :D

    Glad the steps made sense and it's working out for you.

    When you get out...
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    Lots of good advice already given so I'll try not...

    Lots of good advice already given so I'll try not to be redundant. What I would add is this:

    Go to a group hang and experience one.

    Read the planning threads from past hangs.

    Read the trip...
  39. 30 - days until the 10th Annual Texas Fall Hang...

    30 - days until the 10th Annual Texas Fall Hang :rolleyes:
    3 - days until the recon to count trees, look for widow makers, and identify maintenance issues

    189 - currently projected to attend...
  40. I'd love to be able to speed up the clock getting...

    I'd love to be able to speed up the clock getting there then slow it down to enjoy the moments.

    Something different this year...

    We've had plenty of rain so unless something crazy happens, the...
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees!

    Howdy and welcome to the trees!
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    That would be awesome sir! I'll check with my...

    That would be awesome sir! I'll check with my social calendar coordinator and see what we can do!
  43. Recon and Rookies 2018

    Brand new to hammock camping? Concerned about attending the Fall Group Hang before you've figured our your set up? Here's a chance for a practice run before the big event!

    Each year I make a Recon...
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    Thanks for the inspiration on this Latherdome and...

    Thanks for the inspiration on this Latherdome and the DIY thread Jeff-oh. Nice work Rat.

    Now if I could just find a teenager with good craftsmanship skills to contract a few of these with the...
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees!

    Howdy and welcome to the trees!
  46. We're 2 months out! Not time for a countdown, but...

    We're 2 months out! Not time for a countdown, but certainly time to talk about it if you have questions.

    If you plan on joining us, please add yourself to the planning spreadsheet if you haven't...
  47. No question it's a great piece of kit. I don't...

    No question it's a great piece of kit. I don't get out on the trail nearly as much as I would like, but when I do, there is still some lingering regret for trading mine years ago for gear that I've...
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    Howdy and welcome to the trees! Glad you've seen...

    Howdy and welcome to the trees! Glad you've seen the info on the hang in November. I hope you can make it!
  49. With very few exceptions, I'm nearly always glad...

    With very few exceptions, I'm nearly always glad to see my second favorite Texas teams do well. :laugh:

    Here's a campsite analogy for my Bayou City friends: When choosing to camp at the water only...
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    Howdy Chris! Welcome to the trees!

    Howdy Chris! Welcome to the trees!
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