Based on the early exit polls and 34% of eligible voters reporting in, we are able to project that the venue for the EGL Late Fall Hang will be at Valens. I repeat, we are able to project that the venue for the 2012 EGL Late Fall Hang be at the Valens Conservation Area.
But seriously, we'll likely need to book 3 sites. If it's ok, maybe Dant8ro, [o]TTer and myself can take care of that end.
Just a reminder, notwithstanding alternate personal arrangements, everyone's responsible for their own food, cooking, hammocking gear and well being. No chainsaw juggling this time please!!! Unless there's a hurricane, we'll have a fire going all evening so hot water shouldn't be a problem and BBQn's definitely an option. In fact, you'll likely have a vast array of amazing foods grilling over the coals.
Not to be daunted, if the weather looks "moist", let's plan to bring a couple of extra tarps and ropes and we'll put up a pavillion. I'll even fire up my old two burner, white-gas coleman!!
Finally, for those of you new to cool weather hammocking; if you feel the need to bring a tent as an emergency cold weather backup, don't be shy. I freely admit to bringing both my Hennessy and my solo tent on my first few hammocking canoe trips. We might tease you a little, but we'll be happy you came out.
Only two weeks away... Looking forward to meeting a lot of new faces and seeing some old ones!!
P.S. I know a couple of us are into DIY'ing and bushcraft skills. Maybe an impromptu whoopee splicing and/or charcloth, flint & steel fire-lighting session could be fun. Anything but Twister! If anyone has any ideas, please chime up.
Years ago I saw a great lumberjack kettle boil contest down at Harbourfront in Toronto. Serveral teams of two guys were given a small log, an axe, a knife and some matches. It was a race to get a small can of soapy water boiling enough to have the suds spill over the top. A definite good time! We should make it an EGL tradition!