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  1. Welcome to the forums. Looking forward to meeting...

    Welcome to the forums. Looking forward to meeting you. Assuming you've done cold weather hanging before, you should have the important stuff covered. This is primarily a friendly gathering of...
  2. Yes, please on the percolator. That would put us...

    Yes, please on the percolator. That would put us at 3, at least; enough to keep everyone supplied with coffee and maybe have hot water available for other beverages too.
  3. MI > 2nd Annual Green Timbers Big Tree Hang Feb 25-28, 2016 Pigeon River Stat...

    It's my hope to be there and set up before dark.

    But have no fear, the trail will be well trodden. Starts wide, in a northern direction and "T's" to the East (right) approximately 1/2 mile before...
  4. Shout out to Dogger for leaving the cabin stocked...

    Shout out to Dogger for leaving the cabin stocked with wood. Michigan Dave is there now, enjoying a fire. No worries, we will restock.
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    Nice video TZ. Looks like the sledding was good....

    Nice video TZ. Looks like the sledding was good. Sorry I missed this one.
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    How'd the hang go? TR with photos?

    How'd the hang go? TR with photos?
  7. Just out of curiosity, I looked Vanderbilt up on...

    Just out of curiosity, I looked Vanderbilt up on Accuweather; historical avg temps are 31 highs and low of 12 for end of February... I'm good with that if it proves true.
  8. I'll bring in my cast iron fry pan... seeing as...

    I'll bring in my cast iron fry pan... seeing as I'll have my sled now.
  9. Badwind, sounds like you've got it dialed in. ...

    Badwind, sounds like you've got it dialed in.

    Kg8jk, I'm in the process of building a better pulk too. Just picked up the Jet Sled Jr. and now need to work on tow bars.
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    Can't make this one; work Saturday and can't talk...

    Can't make this one; work Saturday and can't talk anyone into working for me. Should be plenty of snow with moderate temps.
  11. I haven't dialed in my system yet. Need to get a...

    I haven't dialed in my system yet. Need to get a sled with deeper sides and rig a pole/ belt system. Although the hike into Green Timbers is relatively gentle, my attempts at Hoist Lake have been...
  12. A handful of folks will have shovels. Last year,...

    A handful of folks will have shovels. Last year, the protocol was walk a distance into the woods and make individual cat holes to take care of business.

    As well, last year I pulked in a full size...
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    I took a 4s KAQ comfort rating of 10 to -12 last...

    I took a 4s KAQ comfort rating of 10 to -12 last year and was okay... But a pad would have helped.
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    Looks toasty to me. For reference; last year's...

    Looks toasty to me. For reference; last year's Green Timber hang, I comfortably managed -12 using a KAQ 4s New River UQ, a Walmart sleeping bag rated for 5 degrees and my extra New River as a TQ.
    ...
  15. Understandable. Hope the surgery goes well.

    Understandable. Hope the surgery goes well.
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    Having hiked a bit more of the area, Byron Lake...

    Having hiked a bit more of the area, Byron Lake is still my favorite hang site, but for ease of access, Reid Lake sure is nice also.
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    2-3 hours north of Lansing puts you in hanging...

    2-3 hours north of Lansing puts you in hanging nirvana: Huron National Forest and Mackinac State Forest are just 2 examples. And welcome to Michigan where poisonous snakes and spiders are...
  18. My boots didn't leak; my issue was water wicking...

    My boots didn't leak; my issue was water wicking from pant legs and soaking my socks. Luckily Dave loaned me his down boots while I dried my boots out enough so they weren't frozen in the morning....
  19. It was a fun outing. Take away lessons: a). Need...

    It was a fun outing. Take away lessons: a). Need a better pulk system, or pack lighter and forgo sled. b). Just because you don't need extra boots on first day, doesn't mean you won't need them the...
  20. First two nights were successful! IMO, temp...

    First two nights were successful! IMO, temp ratings are conservative; toasty warm at 18 with just base layer, wool socks and of course, head gear. 2nd night had contrary winds gusting above 20 mph...
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    122292 Second night's view.

    122292
    Second night's view.
  22. Taking my EE Revalation 20 degree on the maiden...

    Taking my EE Revalation 20 degree on the maiden run Friday! Forecast for high teens as low temp, so it should prove to be a good test. Mother Nature is giving us snow now, so I can pulk in extra...
  23. ENO double nest is rated at 400lbs. if memory...

    ENO double nest is rated at 400lbs. if memory serves me right.
  24. MI > 2nd Annual Green Timbers Big Tree Hang Feb 25-28, 2016 Pigeon River Stat...

    Excellent! Looking forward to it.

    I'll bring coffee and my pot. A few more percolators would come in handy as well.
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    I'm scheduled to work that weekend...might have...

    I'm scheduled to work that weekend...might have to give up some hours. Lol. Watching this
  26. Glad this report got bumped to the top. It was an...

    Glad this report got bumped to the top. It was an enjoyable read. I think I'm shivering a little just by reading those temp numbers.
  27. https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/104407-Lone-Tracker-Snipen-Shroud-Camo-Evo-Yooper-Hang!?highlight=Michigan
    Way west towards Marquette/ Gwinn area.
  28. FS: Did you buy it new or used?

    Did you buy it new or used?
  29. I hope you guys have a 2nd annual hang too. It's...

    I hope you guys have a 2nd annual hang too. It's a bit of a drive for me, but if the selected date is right, I aim to try making it UP there.
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    Nice photos. About that wind...yeah, I have...

    Nice photos. About that wind...yeah, I have recent experience with spontaneous stake failure at 7 in the morning with rain in the mix. Heck of a wake up call.
  31. I loved having second lunch, and third dinners....

    I loved having second lunch, and third dinners. Everything was amazing. Not a bad meal in the bunch. Irish coffees were perfect for after dinner. Loved making new friends and learning new things. I...
  32. What I notice thus far in my hammocking adventure...

    What I notice thus far in my hammocking adventure is the cottage vendors provide a superior product at a better price. Once I decided to go to down for its packability and lightness, I realized...
  33. “That Elf is holding out on us” and other tales from the Michigan Gluttony Ha...

    I think I bruised my gallbladder.

    Word from Jack; he greatly appreciated all those willing to be shed on for the warm laps they provided.

    Learned when the Gales of November come calling, those...
  34. A great weekend. I basically got to experience...

    A great weekend. I basically got to experience all four seasons this weekend. :-)
  35. "Base Camp Set". Good deal. Hoping to get in and...

    "Base Camp Set". Good deal. Hoping to get in and set up before the rain starts Thursday night.
  36. MI - 2015 The Gluttony Hang - Jordan River Valley/Pinney Bridge Nov. 6-8, 2015

    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/03/aac2f8109a68139fda4200b6a4b5a876.jpg
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    A few overviews of area. Piney...
  37. MI - 2015 The Gluttony Hang - Jordan River Valley/Pinney Bridge Nov. 6-8, 2015

    Due to a lack of choice about the matter, I'm bringing an overly friendly dog. It was the only way I could secure my Liberty Card for the weekend. Hope to find a jacket that fits him before Friday
  38. I'm always up for Irish coffee...might not sleep...

    I'm always up for Irish coffee...might not sleep tho. Lol.
  39. MI - 2015 The Gluttony Hang - Jordan River Valley/Pinney Bridge Nov. 6-8, 2015

    Have spiced rum; will travel. Do mudslides work with Morgan's?
  40. I'll bring campfire percolator if I can find it....

    I'll bring campfire percolator if I can find it. Had it in my hands last Friday, but it vanished while I was in the woods...meaning somebody put it away where they thought it should be. Lol.
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    Speaking of Michigan; any State or Federal land...

    Speaking of Michigan; any State or Federal land where camping (site specific or dispersed) is allowed. Unfortunately no camping allowed means no camping, tho you might be able to set up a hammock...
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    Why did I wait so long!?

    Just got back from a quick overnight hang where I did the maiden hang in my new 1.6 Arogon 11 ft. with knotty mods... Let's see; longer hammock = flatter more comfortable lay, excellent double end...
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    Great shots of the scenery. Thanks for posting.

    Great shots of the scenery. Thanks for posting.
  44. Good deal. I should have new gear dialed in by...

    Good deal. I should have new gear dialed in by then.
  45. Great report. And the photos weren't to shabby...

    Great report. And the photos weren't to shabby either.
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    Yes sir, that Measuring tree certainly measures...

    Yes sir, that Measuring tree certainly measures up. Any idea how tall it is? Dinner looked real good too.
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    Thanks for sharing. You're helping to keep the...

    Thanks for sharing. You're helping to keep the BWCA high up on my bucket list.
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    Looks like I missed another awesome group...

    Looks like I missed another awesome group hang...one of these years. Kudos to your impressive donation to the NCTA.
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    FS: It can be closed. Thank you dkurfiss.

    It can be closed. Thank you dkurfiss.
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    FS: Payment received for regular quilt.

    Payment received for regular quilt.
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