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    Welcome to the forum! I'm over in Milwaukee. ...

    Welcome to the forum! I'm over in Milwaukee. What part of MN are you in?
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    I'm up the road from you in Milwaukee, WI. I...

    I'm up the road from you in Milwaukee, WI. I also work at a financial firm (compliance officer) so good luck to you on your CFA exams! Hopefully we'll meet a hammock hang sometime!
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    I asked Missy if this event was happening this...

    I asked Missy if this event was happening this year and she said "no :("
  4. Half the spots are now taken. Early bird pricing...

    Half the spots are now taken. Early bird pricing is still in effect ($10 + one bundle of wood)

    All the info is on the MeetUp page: ...
  5. Gotta admit, I totally giggled when I read this.

    Gotta admit, I totally giggled when I read this.
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    Peoria. That would make a trip to BACONFEST 2022...

    Peoria. That would make a trip to BACONFEST 2022 at Nelson Dewey State Park just over a three hour drive for you. Maybe you'll be able to attend!
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    Welcome to the forum! I'm up in Milwaukee. ...

    Welcome to the forum! I'm up in Milwaukee. Where in IL are you exactly?
  8. Fantastic! The location was all for you!!! It...

    Fantastic! The location was all for you!!! It will be good to see you again! How many more Iowa hangers can we get to come?!?
  9. Thank you. It was a lot of fun. We'll see what...

    Thank you. It was a lot of fun. We'll see what I'll come up with for the 10th anniversary! Can you put you down for BLT meal coordinator again?
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    I'm over in Wisconsin, but was born in Minnesota,...

    I'm over in Wisconsin, but was born in Minnesota, so welcome to the Forum! Hopefully we'll get you across the border to a WI hang sometime!
  11. WI > 6th Annual BACONFEST 2022 - Save the Date Announcement

    Mark your calendars for BACONFEST 2022!! Iowa hangers - we want to meet you!

    BACONFEST has never been closer and won't be for many years, cross the Mississippi and hang with us!

    More...
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    Yeah, I got a weird email saying they terminated...

    Yeah, I got a weird email saying they terminated my account for multiple rule violations. I appealed the decision saying that videos about hammocks and cats aren't against their rules. They...
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    Jump to the 6:34 mark to see pole mod talk. ...

    Jump to the 6:34 mark to see pole mod talk.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BKivPbhSMM
  14. Yes. I'm quite impressed with them. The design...

    Yes. I'm quite impressed with them. The design is great for beginner hammock camper. I heard they don't make them anymore. I need to add longer tree straps and I'll add a larger tarp to this set...
  15. https://photos.app.goo.gl/pxzhSLiN4FoLBkXi8 I've...

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/pxzhSLiN4FoLBkXi8
    I've gotten numerous hammock items at REI, but the best garage sale score was TWO of their REI bridge hammocks for $50 a piece. My friend and I purchased...
  16. BACONFEST feedback surveys are now emailed. I...

    BACONFEST feedback surveys are now emailed. I used the email address on the registration sign-up page. If you didn't receive the survey, then PM me your email address and I'll get one sent to you. ...
  17. Thanks Darbe! I liked your dish and thanks for...

    Thanks Darbe! I liked your dish and thanks for all the chips and Canadian bacon too. Glad you made the journey from Illinois. It was awesome to meet you!
  18. Oh, good catch! I forgot Luna!

    Oh, good catch! I forgot Luna!
  19. The 5th Annual BACONFEST was held at Lake Wissota...

    The 5th Annual BACONFEST was held at Lake Wissota State Park in Chippewa Falls, WI. There were 22 in attendance + 6 dogs. We had campers from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. ...
  20. Trip Report: WI > 5th Annual BACONFEST > Lake Wissota S.P. in Chippewa Falls, WI > May 2021

    https://i.imgur.com/5xevBuTl.jpg

    BACONFEST 2021 Attendees, please post any reports about the weekend on this thread. I'll add my two cents in a bit. I need to unpack my car first, then shower,...
  21. Perfect! Thank you for the update! See you...

    Perfect! Thank you for the update! See you tomorrow morning!
  22. Sending you a PM.

    Sending you a PM.
  23. Change of plans for Karla (leaving early tmrw...

    Change of plans for Karla (leaving early tmrw morning) means pretzel bites for Friday night dinner are ready! Do you like to dip them in mustard or cheese?
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  24. Last minute reminders.... It's gonna be...

    Last minute reminders....



    It's gonna be HOT. Put those extra water bottles in the freezer today. They will hit the spot on Saturday! (The ranger station also sells bags of ice for $6).
    I'll...
  25. Weather.com...

    Weather.com says Saturday will be HOT! Pack your bacon swimsuits and jump into Lake Wissota!
    https://i.imgur.com/ABtAZo9l.jpg
  26. Unsure how often he logs in here. If you haven't...

    Unsure how often he logs in here. If you haven't emailed him already, feel free. His address is on the Google sign-up sheet.
  27. BACONFEST 2021 details (returners start at the...

    BACONFEST 2021 details (returners start at the 6:08 mark)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0P2Rr-MVP8
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    https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/186530824_10165040061480697_7314836082391802202_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_ohc=PcHTPAyfzs0AX8pp-Wo&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=aeb5b...
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    We have any gear you need to borrow. It's been...

    We have any gear you need to borrow. It's been tradition to have at least one new hammock camper attend. PM me and let's work out deets.
  30. Oh yeah, that's GeekMedic. You have Moka!

    Oh yeah, that's GeekMedic. You have Moka!
  31. You and Emily tent camping for the weekend? Let...

    You and Emily tent camping for the weekend? Let us know if you need/want a spare hammock!
  32. BACONFEST IS NEXT WEEKEND !!!!! I'm so FREAKIN'...

    BACONFEST IS NEXT WEEKEND !!!!! I'm so FREAKIN' EXCITED !!!!!

    I will be checking with meal coordinators this week to ensure we are all covered.

    Now starts the time I watch the weather daily. ...
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    Welcome to the Forum! I'm up the road from you...

    Welcome to the Forum! I'm up the road from you in Milwaukee. Unsure if you can make it, but BACONFEST HANG is coming up next week in Chippewa Falls, WI. Unsure of any other summer hangs right now,...
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    https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-0/p180x540/182966728_10165010670810697_7556879591163664247_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_ohc=D2xTA6OmzzIAX-Z12rF&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx...
  35. Looking at the spreadsheet, Kelly is the only one...

    Looking at the spreadsheet, Kelly is the only one signed up for Sunday's breakfast. She could use the help. I'll be looking next week to ensure everyone is plugged into a meal, but you on Sunday...
  36. After speaking with Tiffany today, our plan will...

    After speaking with Tiffany today, our plan will be to shop and sample first and then tour second. This will allow us to be able to drive back to the campground.

    Timeline for Saturday, May 22nd...
  37. https://i.imgur.com/3ojzikkm.jpg Don't delay,...

    https://i.imgur.com/3ojzikkm.jpg

    Don't delay, register today! Early bird pricing ends on Thursday, May 6th!

    All information is on the website: Click here for BACONFEST website
  38. Yeah, but I've been talking to Tiffany for two...

    Yeah, but I've been talking to Tiffany for two years about us taking this Saturday 10am tour. So, let's wait until I can hear back from her. It's early enough she could still schedule someone to...
  39. Sign up & pay for the brewery tour on the...

    Sign up & pay for the brewery tour on the Leinenkugel website: Legacy Brewery Tour-Chippewa Falls

    Saturday, May 22nd @ 10am

    Ok, I went to purchase my ticket and the 10am slot wasn't listed. I...
  40. WI > MeetUp Group Event > Point Beach State Forest in Two Rivers, WI > Sept. 24-26, 2021

    https://secure.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/a/7/9/9/highres_493782905.jpeg

    Every year I host a camping weekend for the MeetUp Group I'm involved in (Milwaukee Area Campers, Backpackers and...
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    Welcome! I live in MKE and made my own hammock...

    Welcome! I live in MKE and made my own hammock (I'm 5'6"). There are SO many great vendors out there that it really depends on what options you'd like.

    If you can make it to BACONFEST, we'll...
  42. COVID Precautions for BACONFEST 2021 Despite...

    COVID Precautions for BACONFEST 2021

    Despite the ongoing pandemic, I feel this event can still take place in a safe manner.

    Please note:
    - if you can get vaccinated, please do. (I will be...
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    Ok, you are doing test runs beforehand. I was a...

    Ok, you are doing test runs beforehand. I was a bit worried for a hot second there.
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    Moose River > Lake Agnes > LLC. Are you saying...

    Moose River > Lake Agnes > LLC.

    Are you saying that the absolute first time you will be hanging will be up in BWCA?
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    I've very jealous. I'll be going to the BWCA for...

    I've very jealous. I'll be going to the BWCA for the first time later this summer. What's your entry point?
  46. We have a lot of smart cookies in this group! ...

    We have a lot of smart cookies in this group! Not many fell for the joke.

    https://i.imgur.com/Hm92x4Rm.jpg

    And although they won't be there in person to play their music, their songs will...
  47. Holy Moley !!! The Bacon Brothers will be...

    Holy Moley !!! The Bacon Brothers will be playing at BACONFEST on Friday night!!!!!! You will hear MY favorite song "Play!".

    Get registered right now! We will sell out again this year! Click...
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    Last week I tried out Ikea's FORFINA inflatable...

    Last week I tried out Ikea's FORFINA inflatable neck pillow. It worked well. I will continue to use it, but I will wrap a shirt or blanket around it next time.
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    I live up the road from you in Milwaukee,...

    I live up the road from you in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We host a lot of hangs up here in Wisconsin and consider the Chicago peeps part of our extended family. (Even if they do not root for The...
  50. Oh my gosh..... I'm so excited!!!! I won a...

    Oh my gosh..... I'm so excited!!!!

    I won a contest for a band to play in my backyard! I'm waiting for final confirmation he can play at our Friday night BACONFEST birthday bash! I can't announce...
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