T - 3 Folks!
This is very late, and I've never quasi-organized an event like this before, but an altruistic, avid outdoor lover has made a very generous offer.
6 Black Kat Stoves are going to be donated to go into a raffle drawing. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the South Cumberland organization. They do great work supporting the beautiful country we are about to visit.
The donor plans to mail the stoves directly to the six (6) winners, and since we all know how fun it is to walk away with the spoils of a raffle in hand I too have decided to donate a few items. I'm not a handy stove maker, but I will be bringing a never used still in the bag Grand Trunk Ultralight to throw in the pot since this is a hammocking event! Also to entice some of you to throw out some cash for 'TFOSC' I will also be bringing a Black Diamond Mercury 55 Backpack to throw into the raffle. This isn't brand new, but it practically is...it was merely BETA tested by yours truly...and even has the BETA run tags in it. Doesn't that make it a collectors item?
I'll even sign the beta tag if you wish
Anyway, this is a completely optional drawing, but I think it would be great to make a donation to the folks that support the backcountry we love in the name of the First Annual Hammock Forums South Cumberland Spring Outing.
Since we are having a group breakfast and some folks are rolling in on Friday morning...I suppose it would make sense to have the raffle shortly after breakfast and before hitting the trail on day one!
Thanks again to our generous stove donor, and I can't wait to see you folks in a few days!!!