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  1. Leaving soon. Should be in camp before noon. See...

    Leaving soon. Should be in camp before noon. See y'all later.
  2. Slept out in my backyard. The wind and rain were...

    Slept out in my backyard. The wind and rain were fierce.

    I won't make it out today, but my wife is in with me tomorrow.
  3. Not gonna make it today. At earliest Friday...

    Not gonna make it today. At earliest Friday afternoon/evening.
  4. The temps keep getting colder. New update for...

    The temps keep getting colder. New update for Dade City.

    Thursday 83,50
    Friday 57,39
    Saturday 69,46
    Sunday 76,54

    And we all know that the city is Usually warmer than the woods.
  5. So, as far as I can see, here are the current...

    So, as far as I can see, here are the current folk that have shown interest:

    1) olddog
    2a) juanchoman
    2b) Liam
    3) Moonshiner
    4) O-Boy
    5) Kevinmack
    6) Floridahanger
    7) Ohdogg79
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    Congrats to both of you, Gary Clark for a...

    Congrats to both of you, Gary Clark for a bombproof hammock and well deserved retirement, Dutch for taking on the endeavor of continuing a well established name and hammock.

    Hopefully Gary will...
  7. Temps for Dade City to the West of Gator Hole:...

    Temps for Dade City to the West of Gator Hole:
    Thu- 83-52
    Fri- 63-45
    Sat- 69-47
    Sun- 78-58

    The "cold"(for my wife) temps has scared her away so I should be coming in after work on Thursday....
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    Congratulations, Dutch. I was wondering why...

    Congratulations, Dutch.

    I was wondering why they would just close down instead of either handing down the company to an employee or sell to someone else. Glad you're deciding to carry the line.
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    He sent his gear to me at my office from his...

    He sent his gear to me at my office from his office. It took over a week to get to my office. I came to my office waiting on the mail on Thursday and Friday. I checked again on Saturday while in town...
  10. Still don't know if I can make it Thursday after...

    Still don't know if I can make it Thursday after work. Wife showing interest to come with me Saturday morning.

    Did anyone see the weather forecast? Nice....
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    That didn't work so well for Dutch last year. I...

    That didn't work so well for Dutch last year. I felt so badly for him.

    Cool. Glad to have y'all come spend some time with us. Look for the planning thread around Sept.
  12. Cool, thanks for getting that done. Gravy is off...

    Cool, thanks for getting that done. Gravy is off that day so he should be there anytime before dark. I work so will probably get there after dark.
  13. Gravy is coming up on Thursday to Saturday. I'm...

    Gravy is coming up on Thursday to Saturday. I'm also thinking of going over on Thursday Evening
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    My thought is it would be a really funny video...

    My thought is it would be a really funny video submission for America's Funniest Videos.
  15. We may have a group hang in Ocala National Forest...

    We may have a group hang in Ocala National Forest towards end of March. Stay tuned.
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    The outdoors kitchen is a wonder to behold with...

    The outdoors kitchen is a wonder to behold with propane fuel and charcoal everywhere. The cast iron is plentiful in Dutch Ovens and skillets all working hard. And the pots, oh those lovely cauldron...
  17. Sherpa Hang 2020

    So, as far as I can see, here are the current folk that have shown interest:

    1) olddog
    2a) juanchoman
    2b) Liam
    3) Moonshiner
    4) O-Boy
    5) Kevinmack
    6) Floridahanger
    7) Ohdogg79
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    Wow. Just stopped by to see more reports. Such...

    Wow. Just stopped by to see more reports. Such awesome and super clear pics. Thanks.
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    Don't forget to update us on what you come up...

    Don't forget to update us on what you come up with. We love closure and pics... we love pics.... and pop-tarts. Send us pics with your hammock, UQ and enjoying pop-tarts.
  20. Loved playing Baseball. I hope he has a wonderful...

    Loved playing Baseball. I hope he has a wonderful season. Just don't let him hike in his cleats. Been there, done that. Paid for it.

    My wife is thinking of coming along. If she does, we'll be...
  21. I remember when it broke and just fell apart. The...

    I remember when it broke and just fell apart. The aluminum just couldn't hold. Cool, can't wait to see V. IV (The rickshaw). Jim's rickshaw he made was very interesting and quite unique. The rickshaw...
  22. Sherpa Hang 2020

    Anyone have any cool looking Sherpa's they are bringing?

    Here are some oldies but goodies.

    179532 179533 179534 179535 179536
  23. I've heard that before..... hopefully see yall...

    I've heard that before..... hopefully see yall there.



    No on the feet. I think a pot has no lid or can be made of other than cast iron. So maybe that means that 1-it has to be made of cast iron...
  24. Trip Reports are on the Trip Report section. The...

    Trip Reports are on the Trip Report section. The link is in Timberrr's post just before yours above.
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    I don't know of any quilts currently that have...

    I don't know of any quilts currently that have high enough sides to act like a cocoon. Most folk are looking to reduce the size and unusable space of a quilt to minimize the space taken in a...
  26. Does anyone need to borrow a Dutch Oven or 2? I...

    Does anyone need to borrow a Dutch Oven or 2? I can bring mine if needed. Also a large cast iron skillet. Or even a wok...

    (well, not that skillet) (but yes, this wok)
    179445 -------- 179446
    ...
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    You got it, Rick. *Note to self* -Get dry...

    You got it, Rick.

    *Note to self*
    -Get dry erase board with daily activities list and leaders per activity. One for the registration table and one for the chow line entrance.
    -Also, make board...
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    If you went to HangCon 2020, please give us a...

    If you went to HangCon 2020, please give us a Trip Report. Send us your pictures and video.

    So many folk pitched in to make this a wonderful outing. Thanks to all of you. Bocce Ball and Cornhole...
  29. That's the trailhead. From there, go West on the...

    That's the trailhead. From there, go West on the trail. If you get there by 5:30 you should be in camp looking for trees before last light.
  30. Thanks. Juanchoman also sent me a link to the...

    Thanks. Juanchoman also sent me a link to the trailhead and the campsite.

    See yall there on Friday. Hope to be at the trailhead before or around noon.
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    Glad you had a good time. HangCon is the Premiere...

    Glad you had a good time. HangCon is the Premiere event for Hammock camping and vendor new products Show & Tell.

    Also, there is another group hang coming in Feb. It's the Sherpa Hang in Green...
  32. OD, Would you be kind enough to add a map or...

    OD, Would you be kind enough to add a map or description on how to get there.

    I'm heading West on SR 50 to get there. After that, I got nothing. Thanks in advance.
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    So, I'm usually one of those type that stay up to...

    So, I'm usually one of those type that stay up to spread the fire coals at night so we don't start a forest fire and then wake up before sunrise to help make breakfast. Thank you, Chino, for taking...
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    Now, that's a ride to have.

    Now, that's a ride to have.
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    My personal low was 23*F in Ocala FL during the...

    My personal low was 23*F in Ocala FL during the 4th Annual Florida Hang that has become HangCon. I didn't have LL quilts but would have loved it. Of course George wasn't making quilts in 2014 so that...
  36. Gotcha. Still a good question for you to post...

    Gotcha.

    Still a good question for you to post on it's own. It's amazing the conversations that start from a single question like that one.
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    Nicely done, Dutch. And team. Why didn't I...

    Nicely done, Dutch. And team.

    Why didn't I think of that... with a hoody instead of stretchy line thingy. Not to protect my delicate hair, but to keep the misty rain out of my glasses.
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    Gumbo and Timberrr have been so good to me they...

    Gumbo and Timberrr have been so good to me they have become friends to me and my family. It's been a great 9 years to hang out with yall at HangCon and other FL hangs. Hopefully you'll still be able...
  39. At HangCon 2020 this year, there was a new...

    At HangCon 2020 this year, there was a new vendor, Ridge Outdoor Gear, that has a complete set up with removeable net hammock, suspension, tarp and porch mode poles. The HangCon only sale price was...
  40. That's a question better asked on it's own thread...

    That's a question better asked on it's own thread so you don't accidently hijack someone else's thread. Throw it out there and see all the wonderful responses.
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    Like FLTurtle, I too use the "Y" stakes. I use...

    Like FLTurtle, I too use the "Y" stakes. I use the inexpensive Coghlan orange stakes from Walmart. I do put them in a stake bag and keep them with my tarp.

    In Florida, we have a lot of sand and...
  42. Sherpa Hang 2020

    I'm in as well. Well, hopefully due to family doc appointments.

    Glad to be back at Sherpa Hang and my first to Gator Hole or Green Swamp.
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    Wow. It doesn't seem like many come to Florida in...

    Wow. It doesn't seem like many come to Florida in January except for HangCon. Too bad you didn't stay for that the following week.

    It's nice to see Northerners come down and enjoy the different...
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    HangCon 2020 trip reports

    What a wonderful time we had.

    First, thanks to Sugarlands for coming down for Vendor Appreciation Day on Thursday. We had a great time searching for monkeys and thanks to sunsetkayaker for lending...
  45. Awesome. Have you taken the Scouts out there...

    Awesome. Have you taken the Scouts out there before?
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    I believe that's the wettest trail in Florida....

    I believe that's the wettest trail in Florida. The Florida Trail is mostly dry with foot bridges over quite a few marshy locations.

    Most folk also enjoy having that extra day to enjoy the trail...
  47. HangCon 2020 has changed location to Sertoma Youth Ranch

    Just a reminder in case anyone is looking for last minute updates before making plans.
  48. The water rose after the rains, then went back...

    The water rose after the rains, then went back down the next day. There is a small waterfall near each end of tarp. Sounded very nice.
  49. So, who's holding the Squirrel Catch-Clean-Cook...

    So, who's holding the Squirrel Catch-Clean-Cook session?

    Aging them in the fridge for a week might be nice to have, but we only have a couple of days. Maybe even hold daily sessions?



    I...
  50. HangCon 2020 has changed location to Sertoma Youth Ranch

    As a reminder in case anyone hasn't seen it yet.

    Also, please remember to add your name to the signup sheet so we may be able to more accurately purchase all the food for HangCon 2020. While...
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