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  1. SC > Goat Island, Lake Greenwood>15-17 May 2015 - Goat Island Hang!!

    Join us May 15 through May 17, 2015 for the 6th annual Goat Island Hang on Lake Greenwood in Greenwood, SC.

    This year we will have the entire island again so we will have plenty of room to spread...
  2. I'm in for sure. Looks like the entire family...

    I'm in for sure. Looks like the entire family will be making this trip. Can't wait to see everybody. This looks like it is going to be a great hang. I can't wait.

    See Y'all soon.
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    The FIRE RINGS have been Ordered!!!

    I know this is a long time coming and I am sorry to all who have been waiting. Things have been crazy here in the cw household. Those who follow me on facebook know just what all I am talking about;...
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    Make sure you hold the cat firmly by the scruff...

    Make sure you hold the cat firmly by the scruff of the neck. I would also suggest wearing gloves because those jokers will try to bite and scratch you when they realize what you are about to do to...
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    It is so much easier to post a link to pictures...

    It is so much easier to post a link to pictures than it is to post pictures. I hope this isn't too much trouble for everybody. Here are all the pictures I took while getting to the island and while I...
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    This was a wonderful trip and I am already...

    This was a wonderful trip and I am already looking forward to and planning out for next year. I am so thankful to everyone who pitched in to make this hang so successful. And, because of everyone's...
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    That's actually a Goat Island original. Although...

    That's actually a Goat Island original. Although Gumbo did bring some fantastic culinary creations. More to come.
  8. Here is the link to the Official Trip Report ...

    Here is the link to the Official Trip Report

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=93810
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    Goat Island 2014 Trip Report

    I will post more later but I think I will go ahead and get the ball rolling. Thanks to everyone who camo out and helped make thus a wonderful event.
  10. This just in... The Goat Island Fairy is ready...

    This just in...

    The Goat Island Fairy is ready to start ferrying people to the island.

    And I quote...

    " Okay I'm sitting at a campfire all set up. post away let them know give me a call I'm...
  11. Looks like we may have a nice light show tonight...

    Looks like we may have a nice light show tonight
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/22/us/meteor-shower/index.html

    Who's for staying up late and watching this with me?
  12. Just got off the phone with Muskrat. He is...

    Just got off the phone with Muskrat. He is headed to the lake with the boat. For all practical intents and purposes you can consider him off the grid until about 10am tomorrow.
    He will be making...
  13. 24 hours remaining before I knock off and head to...

    24 hours remaining before I knock off and head to the island. I can not wait.
  14. I am pretty sure there is a spot to fill up. If...

    I am pretty sure there is a spot to fill up. If not I think accommodations can be made to fill up. Muskrat may be able to chime in on this.
  15. Glad you will be coming. Tell Mac we will miss...

    Glad you will be coming. Tell Mac we will miss him.

    As for the easy up. ..

    You get it to the ramp and will get it to the island.
  16. We will be on sites 2 thru 5. Is Mac coming with...

    We will be on sites 2 thru 5. Is Mac coming with you again this year?
  17. If Muskrat is not able to hear his phone in time,...

    If Muskrat is not able to hear his phone in time, feel free to call or text me at the following # 864 39 SIX 824 two

    One of us should be able to hear our phone ringing.
  18. Just wanted to give everyone a quick update on...

    Just wanted to give everyone a quick update on the Fire pit fund. Thanks to those who have donated. You know who you are, so I won't call you out by name. We currently stand at $130.00 to put toward...
  19. Is it Friday yet? ...

    Is it Friday yet?

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/21/8edyraqy.jpg

    Is it too early to pack this?

    Oh yeah... look what came in the mail today.
    ...
  20. Oh my. I don't know what to say about that. ...

    Oh my. I don't know what to say about that.

    If bacon and dates are wrong, I don't want to be right.

    I can't wait. This hang just keeps getting better and better.
  21. Won't be long now. I want to give a shout...

    Won't be long now.

    I want to give a shout out to all y'all who have pitched in to help make this hang happen. Thank you for getting your name on the sign up sheet and committing to bring fixin's...
  22. Thanks to Gresh for bailinf us out with our...

    Thanks to Gresh for bailinf us out with our Shrimp run this year. Wando seafood went out of business and the shrimp cost at Shem Creek more than doubled. We almost had to resort to frozen shrimp. ...
  23. That sounds great.

    That sounds great.
  24. I am so ready to be on the island. Every time I...

    I am so ready to be on the island. Every time I go to work, my truck wants to keep on going down the road a few miles to the boat ramp and then on to the island. I am so close right now it's not...
  25. Um Yeah! Interested!

    Um Yeah! Interested!
  26. Menu Planning

    How does this sound for whetting your appetite for Island Life?

    Just a few more weeks and we will be relaxing on Goat Island. So let's talk a little about meals...


    Friday - Lunch and Dinner...
  27. This makes me sad :(

    This makes me sad :( <-- see, I'm frowning. I was looking forward to meeting you.

    Enjoy turning your head and coughing; and if you are of a certain age, holding on to your ankles :scared: (Yes, I...
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    Actually I darted mine as well. I came in with...

    Actually I darted mine as well. I came in with several (can't remember exact number 3 -5 total). I think each dart was 2.5 inches by 18 inches or so. I did not use the side darts though and I just...
  29. It won't be long now. Woot woot. I just placed...

    It won't be long now. Woot woot. I just placed an order for the 2014 Goat Island Grand Champ flag. This flag will be the prize for the winner of the " Yet to be named " competition :)

    Remember...
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    Probably because I had a transcription error. All...

    Probably because I had a transcription error. All longer/wider measurements are for the outer shell. Thanks for catching this. I've always said I need a proof reader.
  31. Sounds good to me, but like you said "Just ask...

    Sounds good to me, but like you said "Just ask Muskrat". I'll have to differ to his judgment. I'm just picking up the shrimp. This is his rodeo. Maybe he will chime in soon.
  32. Surprise, surprise! I am going to be picking up...

    Surprise, surprise! I am going to be picking up fresh shrimp again this year for Goat Island. I will be in Charleston the week before and stopping by Shem Creek to pick up as much shrimps as...
  33. Sorry to have been away for so long. Work is...

    Sorry to have been away for so long. Work is Eating up MOST of my time and what free time I do get is being taken up by my wife and kids. This is a crazy busy time of year for us. I hope to be able...
  34. Tell the grandson we said congratulations! I...

    Tell the grandson we said congratulations!

    I hate you are going to miss this hang. From the looks of it, this is shaping up to be a great hang.
  35. Come one, come all! The more the merrier is what...

    Come one, come all! The more the merrier is what I say.

    To quote Rod Roddy, "Come on DOWN!"

    In y'alls case "up" :P
  36. Come on DOWN!!!! Your brother is absolutely...

    Come on DOWN!!!!

    Your brother is absolutely correct. You will see and hear more about hammocks and why one set up is superior over another and what and how until you are just worn down.:lol:
    ...
  37. It is awful I know. The anticipation and the not...

    It is awful I know. The anticipation and the not knowing. So cruel :D why am deriving so much joy from this? Hahaha hahaha!!!!

    Wait... what were we talking about? There's gonna be gumbo? I'm in.
  38. We would have to call that CHUNKY...

    We would have to call that CHUNKY dunkin':lol::lol: instead of skinny dipping :scared: If I take a nekkid plunge into the lake.
  39. Snowman building contest

    :rolleyes:Hrmmm...

    NOPE!!!

    No tips here. When I commit to keeping something a secret, I do my dead level best keep my lips sealed unlike some Muskrats I know :tongueup:


    The way the weather...
  40. Just thought I'd post this out there... I am...

    Just thought I'd post this out there... I am about to place an order for the Grand Prize to be given out on the island. This prize will be given to the winner of the "Yet to be named" competition...
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    Great to hear. Glad it holds water. Btw Here...

    Great to hear. Glad it holds water.

    Btw Here is a link to some useful stitches. http://diygearsupply.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/DIYGS-Seams-Binding-lowres.jpg
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    Very nice looking piece of work. I like the...

    Very nice looking piece of work. I like the color. Looks great hung up in the yard. Have you gotten under it and had some one spray it down?
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    Practice practice practice practice practice...

    Practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice...
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    Great looking tarp. l like it a lot. Did you...

    Great looking tarp. l like it a lot. Did you come up with your own pattern?
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    My design was based on 180 degrees of the circle.

    My design was based on 180 degrees of the circle.
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    Mad777. How did you come to the decision to use...

    Mad777. How did you come to the decision to use the 14" radius? I chose my dimension based on measuring shoulder to shoulder and then adding a few inches for where the hammock had a tendency to...
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    Preaching to the choir brother. This is how I did...

    Preaching to the choir brother. This is how I did my last UQ and topquilts. I used a differential cut based on a 29" inner diameter and a 31" outer diameter.
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    Awesome. I here people talk about...

    Awesome.

    I here people talk about differential and most of the time their explanation only covers adding the height to the outer edges and not taking into consideration the arc differetial.
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    I am dumbfounded by the amount of time and effort...

    I am dumbfounded by the amount of time and effort put into this calculator for the good of the forum.

    I do have a question.

    What does it mean they differentially cut? Are you talking about...
  50. You get it to the parking area and we can get it...

    You get it to the parking area and we can get it on the island. Muskrat has assured me that we will at least have a john boat to shuttle people and gear to and from the island.
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