Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 29 of 29
  1. #21
    tollermama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Ashfield, MA
    Hammock
    Chameleon
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    HG 20 deg UQ, TQ
    Suspension
    webbing
    Posts
    531
    Quote Originally Posted by Dew-it View Post
    Just wanted to say thanks to all involved in putting this together. I had a great time and was really disappointed to that I had to leave early, but when the wife is home sick, sometimes you just have to go.
    I really appreciated everyone's efforts in making the meals. The pork shoulder turned out great. I particularly enjoyed the sticky buns from Amy that I had always heard so much about and the curry chicken corn chowder from Chris and Diana - if you want to share the recipe, I'll trade for the apple pie shine recipe.
    I really enjoyed meeting some new friends, the trek up to Apple Pie Hill and just hangin by the fire with everyone. This will definitely get added to my annual list. Thanks to all who participated. Hope to talk/see you all soon.

    -Kurt
    Hope your wife is ok! Nice to meet you!

  2. #22
    tollermama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Ashfield, MA
    Hammock
    Chameleon
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    HG 20 deg UQ, TQ
    Suspension
    webbing
    Posts
    531
    Hey Folks,

    Sorry about the late thank you note, but better late than never, it has been a long hard week work wise and I am now coming up for air.

    I want to say I really enjoyed this hang. Thank you so much to Jeremiah, Ratdog and NJ Redneck: Thanks for the wonderful organizing and the great welcome. thanks to the volunteer cooks par excellence. You are all so welcoming and I finally got to meet our NJ hanging community. Thanks to Amy and Len for welcoming me when I first got to the campsite and giving me the lay of the land. Amy your bread is to die for. And those sticky buns? Woo Hoo. Thank you to all the raffle donors and my Girl Scouts will be using the fire steels and pocket bellows this coming weekend on our November backpacking trip. It was so great to get together with folks that I had not seen for some time (Laura and Dawn) and meet friends of friends who are now friends. Great to meet so many new folks and I heartily invite you all to join us up North for some fun times at one of our hangs. Oh, and Monkeynono: Whiskey is the sweetest, who could begrudge his search for food?

  3. #23
    HandyRandy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Louisiana
    Hammock
    Warbonnet Eldorado (Dream-Tex)
    Tarp
    ThunderFly
    Insulation
    Wooki, Diamondback
    Suspension
    DW June Bug Buckle
    Posts
    1,379
    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    I won the Dutch Winter Tarp in the raffle!
    Clearly, this itself is a conspiracy! The winter tarp ambassador himself “wins” a free winter tarp!? How fitting

  4. #24
    SilvrSurfr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Jersey Shore, NJ
    Hammock
    Dutch PolyD
    Tarp
    HG Winter Palace
    Insulation
    HG 0, 20, 40
    Suspension
    Dutch Whoopie Hook
    Posts
    14,064
    Images
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by HandyRandy View Post
    Clearly, this itself is a conspiracy! The winter tarp ambassador himself “wins” a free winter tarp!? How fitting
    I really wanted to win a postage-stamp asym tarp so I could practice site selection, but it was not to be.
    "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Ralph Waldo Emerson

  5. #25
    New Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Parsippany, NJ
    Hammock
    Dream Thunderbird
    Tarp
    WB Superfly
    Insulation
    HammockGear Quilts
    Suspension
    Beetle Buckles
    Posts
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by Dew-it View Post
    Just wanted to say thanks to all involved in putting this together. I had a great time and was really disappointed to that I had to leave early, but when the wife is home sick, sometimes you just have to go.
    I really appreciated everyone's efforts in making the meals. The pork shoulder turned out great. I particularly enjoyed the sticky buns from Amy that I had always heard so much about and the curry chicken corn chowder from Chris and Diana - if you want to share the recipe, I'll trade for the apple pie shine recipe.
    I really enjoyed meeting some new friends, the trek up to Apple Pie Hill and just hangin by the fire with everyone. This will definitely get added to my annual list. Thanks to all who participated. Hope to talk/see you all soon.

    -Kurt
    Yes, I'm down to trade recipes!!

  6. #26
    Me, too! Me, too!!!

  7. #27
    Senior Member Dutchette's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    New Cumberland, PA
    Hammock
    Chameleon
    Tarp
    Print2Fabric
    Insulation
    Downy Goodness HG
    Suspension
    Mantis w Spider Da
    Posts
    194
    Images
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by Diana View Post
    Yes, I'm down to trade recipes!!
    Me three! Me three!
    I want to think again of dangerous and noble things.
    I want to be light and frolicsome.
    I want to be improbable and beautiful and afraid of nothing
    - - - as though I had wings. Mary Oliver, Starlings in Winter

  8. #28
    Senior Member georgecarr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    southern new jersey
    Hammock
    11' Chameleon
    Tarp
    DIY
    Insulation
    Loco Libre Gear
    Suspension
    DIY Whoopie slings
    Posts
    1,252
    Images
    14
    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchette View Post
    Me three! Me three!
    Here's one I made all by myself

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

  9. #29
    silentorpheus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Something Brunswick, NJ
    Hammock
    DH, WBBB, Dutch, DIY
    Tarp
    HG, WBSF, UGQ
    Insulation
    HG, LLG
    Suspension
    Whoopie Hooks
    Posts
    2,481
    Sorry for the delay in posting a recap – life and work came rushing back in after the hang, and it’s been a busy few weeks. Thanks as always to NJRedneck for spearheading the efforts to keep us all well fed; Ratdog for the firewood and logistical support (sorry you never found that deer); SilvrSurfr for securing the coffee (and salsa verde); P-47, Effensmurfy, and others for supply runs and fire tending; Jellyfish, Chris & Diana, and anyone else that helped out with additional food; and all the other folks that helped in any way to make this event a success!

    Friday setup was pretty routine, though there were some hiccups as the night wore on. Issues with the propane tank, a deer with a death wish, misjudging the size of the smoker (and needing backup pans via a Saturday Walmart run, after the Friday night Walmart run to fix the propane tank issue) kept us on our toes. Temps dropped that night, and while I heard reports of a few folks being a little chilly (they got some help and the next night fared better) we all survived the night.

    Saturday turned out to be a perfect day, weather-wise. After coffee breakfast was made and devoured, and after some scrambling we got the pork into the smoker and spent the rest of the day relaxing, hanging out, and just enjoying the woods. Some folks went for a hike, others lounged around, but all in all it was a great day spent in the pines. We even had time to enjoy some Turkish coffee:

    IMG_7459 copy.jpg


    The raffle was a good time (man there were a lot of pocket bellows!), and then a quick reset of scenery and dinner was laid out. Once everyone ate more than they needed (and we still had a lot left over), we settled in to enjoy the fire(s), and another slightly warmer night in the woods.

    Many thanks to all of the generous vendors that donated items for the raffle, as well as those attending that brought something to add to the tables. Ticket sales totaled just under $1000 after expenses. Here’s a list of vendors (in no particular order) that were featured – please check them out, and consider supporting them the next time you’re looking for gear:

    Loco Libre Gear

    Located here in NJ, George makes some of the finest quilts money can buy. If you want to keep warm while in your hammock, no matter what the temps, LLG can help you. Glad he was able to join us Saturday night, and many thanks for starting this party off a few years ago. He was generous enough to donate a zero-degree UQ (congrats, YNOT!).

    Dutchware Gear

    Dutch sells virtually anything the hammock camper or ground sleeper might need for their outdoor adventures, and we’re told he’s easy on the eyes as well. Dutchware donated a few Perfect Pouches, a Banana Hammock, and a prototype of their new Wide Tarp to the raffle. As they say, “If you ain’t Dutch, you ain’t much.” - many thanks to Dutchette for representing!

    Underground Quilts

    Makers of quilts, tarps, and other hammock related goodness, their quality and service are top notch, and they even have a selection of in stock items for quick shipping - check them out! They donated some gift cards to our raffle.

    Warbonnet Outdoors

    Their Blackbird hammock is legendary, their tarps are some of the most widely used anywhere, and they are constantly innovating and coming out with new and exciting gear for the hammock community. They donated a generous $100 gift certificate!

    Dream Hammock

    Randy and crew were the first to offer a completely customizable hammock buying experience, and continue to offer multiple models of awesome hammocks, that you can custom build to suit your personal needs. Their selection, options, and quality are all tops. They donated gift cards to the raffle.

    Lite AF Gear

    Also based in NJ and specializing in ultralight packs and gear, they’re making some amazing stuff. If you’ve never had a chance to check them out, do yourself a favor and hit up their website. They donated a pair of awesome printed DCF fanny packs and a DCF hammock sack.

    Ripstop by the Roll

    A one stop shop for the DIY crowd, they sell fabrics, insulation, hardware, and virtually anything else you need to make whatever project you can dream up. If you can think it, chances are they sell what you need to make it happen. They donated gift cards for the raffle.

    Hangtime Hooks

    The inventor of these handy pieces of gear, Eric, joined us for the weekend and donated a bunch for lucky winners – if you didn’t score one, you can find them at Dutchware and Warbonnet.

    Pine Barrens Leather

    Also a NJ business, Fallkniven makes some pretty amazing stuff with leather, and donated a classy leather valet for the raffle. If you need a custom sheath for your knife or axe, belt, wallet, or other handmade leather goods, check him out.


    Wild Cherry Woodworks

    Curlymaple42 came down from ME and donated an awesome custom saw – I don’t know that he has any outdoor related stuff on his website, but check it out anyway, as he does great work.


    Sunday was down to business, getting things broken down and cleaned up, and one by one folks departed to head back to the outside world. All in all we estimate close to 60 people for dinner Saturday, and we had folks come from all around, including a welcome invasion from some of the fine folks from NEHHA, a couple travelers from ME, and the long distance winner being 2Trees who hails from WA but just happened to be on the East Coast for business and figured that spending the evening in the woods was a better alternative to a hotel.

    All in all, it was an awesome weekend/hang. It was great to see everyone - old and new - and hopefully we’ll see everyone again next year!



  • + New Posts
  • Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

    Similar Threads

    1. Replies: 27
      Last Post: 10-10-2019, 14:59
    2. Replies: 166
      Last Post: 09-30-2019, 14:24
    3. Replies: 3
      Last Post: 10-26-2015, 19:06
    4. 6 th annual mid tenn fall hangout trip report
      By neo in forum Trip Reports
      Replies: 22
      Last Post: 11-06-2012, 09:07
    5. Michigan Fall Hang 2012- Hang em High Trip Report
      By Dblcorona in forum Trip Reports
      Replies: 27
      Last Post: 10-22-2012, 11:36

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •