Thought I would write my thanks before the thread is finished. This was my first group hang, and my third outdoor sleep in my hammock, although I now sleep full time in the house.
I sincerely appreciate Uncle Mike for being the organizer to all his, and also appreciate Katlyn for doing the nature walk/lecture. I am always fascinated by the wealth of knowledge regarding vittles in the wild, and Katlyn actually cooked some of it up! Mike's breakfast was truly awesome, and the pot luck Saturday was super nice.
It was lots of fun to check out the different setups, and the different lessons on amsteel. A big thanks also to the person who cut the Swedish candles and then let us burn them up! The rocket stove was neat also.
The give away was nice, especially since I won a venom stove
(Y'all didn't see my hour and a half cooking over my coffee can stove for lunch Saturday...)
And best of all, I met a new friend in Sarge Vining, his grandchildren and family at the spot we shared! Sarge is definitely a great guy, and puts the scout's "Be Prepared" motto to shame! Scout is a wonder dog, specially when he finally cozied up to me and let me scratch behind his ears.
Thanks too, for those who came by and listened to me blather about my stand and setup, a guy named space weasel comes to mind...I promise I will get you one of those welcome mats with the cute picture of the goat on it.
You all take it easy, and I will hope to see you again sometime, maybe on the Texas Lone Star trail, or somewhere else in East Texas, where there's trees and water in the lakes!