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    The worst part about the whole weekend was having to come home and go back to work. Yuck!

    I echo what everyone has already said. When's the next Texas hang???


    I have some awards to hand out...

    Best camp hosts/breakfast cookers - UncleMJM + Cindy
    Best hat+light combo - Chris
    Coolest sleeping apparatus that wasn't a hammock - Jack's TentCot
    Best pie maker - Randy
    Best rock skippers - Tristan and Trinity
    Best dachshund wrangler - Roz
    Best whoopie sling instructor - Hogn8r
    Best T-Rex impression - Gage
    Best use of an old washing machine tub - oldgringo
    Best "Frisbee" story - Captn
    Best guitar player - Tom
    Best custom tarp - Lost Cause
    Best custom underquilt and first outdoor adventure camper - Gracie
    Best firewood burner & campfire stoker - KerMegan
    Best photog - Richard
    Best chicken and dumpling cooks - AMS + wife (Sorry, I just had to do it!)
    Best gadget: the Kelly Kettle - split
    Most means of transportation in one camp - spidennis


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    The worst part about the whole weekend was having to come home and go back to work. Yuck!

    I echo what everyone has already said. When's the next Texas hang???


    I have some awards to hand out...

    Best camp hosts/breakfast cookers - UncleMJM + Cindy
    Best hat+light combo - Chris
    Coolest sleeping apparatus that wasn't a hammock - Jack's TentCot
    Best pie maker - Randy
    Best rock skippers - Tristan and Trinity
    Best dachshund wrangler - Roz
    Best whoopie sling instructor - Hogn8r
    Best T-Rex impression - Gage
    Best use of an old washing machine tub - oldgringo
    Best "Frisbee" story - Captn
    Best guitar player - Tom
    Best custom tarp - Lost Cause
    Best custom underquilt and first outdoor adventure camper - Gracie
    Best firewood burner & campfire stoker - KerMegan
    Best photog - Richard
    Best chicken and dumpling cooks - AMS + wife (Sorry, I just had to do it!)
    Best gadget: the Kelly Kettle - split
    Most means of transportation in one camp - spidennis

    Best award presenter - Alan

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    I liked Randy's tripod/beanpot lashup so much, I'm going to build one this week.

    Best Bean Cooker: Randy
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    I'm so jealous of all of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleMJM View Post
    Best award presenter - Alan

    You forgot Best Dressed camper! --- Alan!

    ALAN WAS STYLIN! Although Hogn8ter was a close second with that way cool scarf.

    This was by far the best first campout I've ever had with a group. But we have to wait long enough for me to get some new gear before we can do it again! I NEED MORE SHOW AND TELL!

    Old Gringo .... Thanks for awakening the sleeping firebug in all of us ... My wife had to stop me from cutting down our trees when I got home.

    So ... how in the heck do you top an event like this? Hanging hammocks on a cruise ship?
    Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captn View Post
    I NEED MORE SHOW AND TELL!
    That was very cool of everyone to show off their stuff. I was too tired last night, but tonight I'm going to make my tarp ridgeline per your instructions.

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    7hanks for the good times everyone, the Rat Pack had great fun! Definitely gonna hafta make the next one! Gage and Roz both had fun and we spent our 3 hour drive home talking about gear!

    7hanks to Mike for organizing this and to everyone who contributed to the weekend, whether it was firewood or food!

    Count us in on the next one fer sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Counselor View Post
    I'm so jealous of all of you.
    We missed you buddy, but don't worry, we did talk about you so you weren't forgotten. We need to get out together again soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Captn View Post
    You forgot Best Dressed camper! --- Alan!

    ALAN WAS STYLIN! Although Hogn8ter was a close second with that way cool scarf.

    This was by far the best first campout I've ever had with a group. But we have to wait long enough for me to get some new gear before we can do it again! I NEED MORE SHOW AND TELL!

    Old Gringo .... Thanks for awakening the sleeping firebug in all of us ... My wife had to stop me from cutting down our trees when I got home.

    So ... how in the heck do you top an event like this? Hanging hammocks on a cruise ship?
    I agree. Alan's buff modeling was great - I hope the forum group buy gets done soon so I can have mine.

    Not too worried about topping this one... just need to have another one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hogn8r View Post
    7hanks for the good times everyone, the Rat Pack had great fun! Definitely gonna hafta make the next one! Gage and Roz both had fun and we spent our 3 hour drive home talking about gear!

    7hanks to Mike for organizing this and to everyone who contributed to the weekend, whether it was firewood or food!

    Count us in on the next one fer sure!
    Chris and I talked gear all the way home too. So many things that I had never thought about before that now that I know about them, I "NEED" them. In fact, I now "need" an old washer tub, a tripod, a minty blast, a new tarp, a gear hammock/pack cover, a Kelly Kettle, a buff, another new knife or two, a headlamp with the red filter, a new "zip lock" storage container for my stove, another dutch oven, and even though it's early... I could go for a Shiner Bock.

    In addition to the show and tell; the impromptu knife seminar and the whoopie sling "arts and crafts time" were very helpful. (I now have bald spots on my arms thanks to my freshly sharpened knives.)

    I loved the Kelly Kettle demo;the Ribz pack conversation; Rat's instructions and Captn's splicing coaching for the "diy impaired"; Bottomless Pit's strumming; frisbee in the dark with Gage; KerMegan's sinus clearing soup (had two bowls) and my new Jerry Chair; Randy's beans; AMS' chili - (the memory of the pre-disaster sneak preview I had of the chicken n dumpings still makes my mouth water; post midnight hot dogs and conversation with Lost Cause and Gracie; all the campfire time (thanks again to Old Gringo for bringing the forest and KerMegan for keeping the blaze a going; Spidennis' tarp collection (it really helped to see the different coverage and styles), and Richard, Randy, and Captn's pics.

    I really loved how everyone was so friendly and open to each other, so willing to teach without being cocky, to share ideas, and to encourage one another.

    Yep, time to get a thread going to plan the next one.

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    Mike,

    I'm free almost any weekend, let me know

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    Fun, Fun Fun!

    I had a really good time. Good People, Good Place and decent, (sometimes perfect weather). Gotta do it again soon! It was really a hoot hanging with you all.
    "Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
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