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    Agreed. I really wanted it to work, but that's...

    Agreed. I really wanted it to work, but that's the problem with research... Sometimes it's a failure.
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    I never did take it outside. I considered it a...

    I never did take it outside. I considered it a failure for several reasons. Firstly was because of the weight, but as others have said, not everything has to be backpacking weight. Secondly was...
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    Well, I'll do my sad face :( I had some really...

    Well, I'll do my sad face :(
    I had some really good stuff planned as well. I'll continue to work on the Red Cross people and see if we can get a break somewhere somehow and let you know on this...
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    How about you guys? ricecg? CryoftheWild?...

    How about you guys? ricecg? CryoftheWild? Skygazer?
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    September 2013 MN hang

    There's a snag with the price. This only affects people who want the official certification for Boy Scouts or work, etc. I can't offer the discount like I did last time, so the cost of the card...
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    :mellow: I'm still looking for confirmation that...

    :mellow: I'm still looking for confirmation that we still want to do this at full price.
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    Bad news!! :(

    Okay I can still teach it and we can still do it for these dates and times, but the price is much higher that we were anticipating. The First Aid and CPR classes are now being scheduled centrally...
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    We have a date

    Sounds like September 28th is it. We should still have above freezing nights at that time. I'll start getting everything going to get the class setup with the Red Cross and I'll post directions on...
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    September 2013 MN hang

    If you are looking for a nice hang to attend, but not interested in too much hiking, please consider joining us on the Wilderness First Aid hang. I'm looking for some fellow hangers that can play...
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    WFA---certification

    My September schedule is still wide open. I'm very glad that ricecg is putting this together as I've been super swamped recently with two jobs.

    For the CPR issue, Adult CPR is a requirement...
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    Poll: I've been monitoring this for a while and haven't...

    I've been monitoring this for a while and haven't seen any of the videos mentioned and I thought there would be some. Did they end up in other threads?
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    Poll: I'll have to check my poles, I might be missing...

    I'll have to check my poles, I might be missing two. I don't remember putting them away, but my memory is sometimes bad.

    Edit: Just checked and they're both here sitting next to my pack waiting...
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    Poll: It'll be great to see you again Amand

    It'll be great to see you again Amand
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    Poll: Bluejeans and I will be hitting the trail on...

    Bluejeans and I will be hitting the trail on Thursday. It would be nice to meet up and hike together that day. PM me with contact info and we'll talk about where and when to meet up. I'll be...
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    Minnesota hang was a great success and I guess...

    Minnesota hang was a great success and I guess I'm ready to start planning the next one. Since there are risks in the cold I would rather avoid, Spring would be good or a southern climate. I'll be...
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    How many of you have updated your first aid kits...

    How many of you have updated your first aid kits with the changes we talked about? I bought some of the blood stopping products that RICECG was recommending and added some to my stash!
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    I've had really good success with just a medium...

    I've had really good success with just a medium sized paper clip folded in half.
  18. Thread: Iowa Hang

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    I'm interested as well, depending on dates. I'm...

    I'm interested as well, depending on dates. I'm running the Chicago Marathon Oct 9 so that weekend is out for me, and of course the northern hang the following weekend. Don't change dates just for...
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    You're welcome, I hope work doesn't pull you away...

    You're welcome, I hope work doesn't pull you away from the upcoming Northern Hang.
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    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/4/9/1/4...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/4/9/1/4/img_0032.jpg
    Here is a hiker with some injuries that we "met" on the trail. We had some good waffles with this one! I hope some of the others...
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    We broke camp this morning, sorry. Here was...

    We broke camp this morning, sorry.

    Here was our crew for this hang
    Snipen
    CryOfTheWild
    RiceCG
    Amand
    (+2 helpful wannabe victims)...
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    Photos to come and maybe a little video footage...

    Photos to come and maybe a little video footage as well!


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    I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=43.712208,-92.061560
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    We had a great day today, with four in the class...

    We had a great day today, with four in the class and two bodies to be victims (he he ha ha). I'm laying in my hammock listening to coyotes yip and howl and ricecg snore a few trees away. :)
    We had...
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    Sorry that we're missing you! --- I am...

    Sorry that we're missing you!


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    I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=43.712724,-92.061661
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    http://maps.google.com/maps/api/staticmap?center=4...

    http://maps.google.com/maps/api/staticmap?center=43.712295,-92.061793&zoom=15&size=480x320&maptype=roadmap&markers=43.712295,-92.061793&sensor=trueRoot River State Trail, Lanesboro, MN 55949, USA
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    It's here, I'm expecting 5 people apart from...

    It's here, I'm expecting 5 people apart from myself, but we can accommodate more if anyone wants to join us at this late date.
  27. Beautiful Superior hiking trail scenery this time...

    Beautiful Superior hiking trail scenery this time of year! Makes you love Minnesota! And, winter is just around the corner. :)
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    Good idea, PM sent.

    Good idea, PM sent.
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    Yes, we are having the class anyway even if we...

    Yes, we are having the class anyway even if we are a little light on folks.
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    I got a message yesterday from the redcross that...

    I got a message yesterday from the redcross that I didn't have the minimum signed up for the class yet. If you have been holding off, this is the time to do so. If you are planning on attending the...
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    If there were, I'd take care of them, but there...

    If there were, I'd take care of them, but there aren't any. The restrictions center mainly around getting firewood from the local area to keep insects and diseases from spreading. Read for yourself...
  32. Sticky: For the benefit of others: nylon stretches. ...

    For the benefit of others:
    nylon stretches.

    Nylon tree straps stretch, which is why most people use polypropylene for straps and there are whole threads dedicated to stories of people ending up...
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    Poll: :) :) :) :) :) :)

    :) :) :) :) :) :)
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    Come on then! Register if you are registering,...

    Come on then! Register if you are registering, show up if you are not. It'll be a good time had by all.
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    Schedule of events

    I'll be arriving at the campsite sometime in the early Friday afternoon and setting up camp. I'll have a manikin in the car at the trail head, but we'll wait until Sunday to do the skills for those...
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    Still a go. At this point I'll be there no...

    Still a go. At this point I'll be there no matter what, so we'll just see who shows up.


    The more the merrier. I know there were issues with the registration process again and I'm working with...
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    Shug really had his game on in the second show! ...

    Shug really had his game on in the second show! I was happy to see the official Backpacker Tough Guy survive a fall from the top of a ladder. He's a true professional. :)
    Shug I know you've...
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    CPR coupon changed

    The CPR class did not get fixed at the same time as the WFA class. For those of you that are adding on the CPR portion, use coupon code "23294-CPR-Sept-2011" for the CPR class.
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    Okay, so the word is that class is staying at...

    Okay, so the word is that class is staying at $110, but the coupon has been adjusted so that the price after the coupon is applied will be $19.


    This is the first time this has been done, so we...
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    issues with the web registration

    It looks like someone found our outrageously high priced class and "fixed" it for us. And since the coupon is for more money off than the total for the class, it doesn't work now. I'm in contact...
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    Congratulations!! Also I have instructions ...

    Congratulations!!

    Also I have instructions up in the other thread on how to sign up for the Hang in September 16-18, 2011 in Southern Minnesota

    I'm really looking forward to it! :D
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    Shug show on Friday

    I'm planning on going to the Shug show on Friday Aug 26. Does anyone want to join me and laugh at some crazy antics?? Maybe we could carry a banner or something to show our support.
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    You can find some cheaper poles for around $10,...

    You can find some cheaper poles for around $10, or some used ski poles for even cheaper. Sure they are heavy and don't collapse, but it would give you a good idea of how to use poles and if you'll...
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    Pay the administrative fee online when you...

    Pay the administrative fee online when you register for the class. If you do not want the certification, do not register nor pay the fee. Do let me know you are coming and I'll make sure to have...
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    I went this weekend to check out Isinours ...

    I went this weekend to check out Isinours and it looks like a perfect place. Lots of trees and open forest floor with very little in terms of under brush.

    The turn off of County road 17 onto the...
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    Poll: I'll be driving right by the Minneapolis airport...

    I'll be driving right by the Minneapolis airport if anyone plans to fly in and needs a lift north. Just shoot me a PM and we can coordinate.
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    Poll: Minnesota weather

    It usually snows for the first time around Halloween up here. Last year it was Oct 12, but it didn't stay long. There is no telling what we're gonna get, but it could be freezing as likely as hot.
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    Finally here's the link

    So some of the confusion was that we wanted to make this publicly available to register on the internet, but limit the class to members of this forum. What we decided was to make the class really...
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    no link yet

    It's taking a lot longer than anticipated to get the paperwork through, but the dates are set and I'll be there. I wanted to share a PDF copy of the books for reference.WFA Student Manual (13.8MB)
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    Poll: I'm just happy to get out of town. I don't mind...

    I'm just happy to get out of town. I don't mind a little more time on the road for less civilization. Count me in as +1 for the northern sections.
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