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    Exciting News!

    We are thrilled to announce that Spiguyver Backpacking is generously donating some of his Spiguyver MAHHA edition t-shirts as exclusive prizes for our upcoming raffle, AND he will be joining us at MAHHA again!

    If you haven't had the pleasure of discovering Spiguyver Backpacking yet, let us introduce you to Mark's incredible journey. Mark started his YouTube channel, Spiguyver Backpacking, in 2016 with a mission to document his captivating backpacking adventures. While he had extensive backpacking experience before starting the channel, it truly took off when he delved into the world of Hammock Camping.

    What makes Mark's content unique is his authentic approach. He not only shares gear reviews but also actively uses the gear on his backpacking excursions. His commitment to helping and teaching others shines through as he generously imparts his knowledge, tricks, and lessons learned along the way. Mark's journey has allowed him to test a wide range of gear, a testament to his dedication to the backpacking community.

    If you haven't seen it, you might want to check out his MAHHA video: https://youtu.be/m0A1oAr7xZ8?si=2s-yGMds20H1542f

    Don't miss the opportunity to engage with his inspiring content; check out his videos and follow him on social media to stay connected:
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SpiguyverBackpacking1
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spiguyver/?hl=en
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spiguyverbackpacking

    Join us in thanking Spiguyver Backpacking for his generous contribution and don't forget to participate in our raffle for a chance to win these fantastic Spiguyver/MAHHA t-shirts and hoodies! Your support makes a difference, and we look forward to seeing you at the event.

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    Get ready for a burst of excitement with Jolly Gear! Fed up with the monotony of traditional khaki and grey outdoor gear, the Jolly Gear team decided to infuse a dose of thrift shop charm into their high-performance outdoor apparel, ensuring it's not only stylish but incredibly comfortable. Here it is in a nutshell from Jolly himself! https://youtube.com/shorts/3d-1VRpxp...RENbN68Swc7Zf_

    Imagine this: During his epic Pacific Crest Trail expedition, Jolly experienced a pivotal moment when he realized that hikers were stuck choosing between sun protection and breathability. What sparked a revolution was his encounter with Max, who sported his mom's half-button hooded gardening shirt. This sparked Jolly's inspiration to craft the ultimate technical sun shirt, one with no compromises. He even pursued formal training in Outdoor Product Design, dedicating a staggering 70 hours to hand-sew the very first prototype!

    But here's the kicker: Jolly Gear didn't want just another run-of-the-mill outdoor shirt. They aimed for something as distinctive and lively as a thrift shop treasure. So, they employed an advanced 84% polyester/16% spandex blend that dries rapidly, resists microbes, and is primed to shine in every photograph of an epic 2,000+ mile, four-plus month adventure. And what's it called? It's the Triple Crown Button Down, proudly brought to you by Jolly Gear, where FUN effortlessly blends with FUNCTIONALITY!

    Stay tuned because they're generously giving away a $95 gift card, so one lucky adventurer can snag their very own stylish and fun shirt. Brace yourself for the adventure of a lifetime! #JollyGearFunAdventure

    Be sure to check them out and their amazing products:
    https://jollygear.com/
    https://m.facebook.com/profile.php/?id=100063636446585
    https://www.instagram.com/jollygearr/?hl=en

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    Drum roll, please!! Bear Vault is donating a B475 5-6 day canister for the MAHHA raffle! Thank you, Bear Vault!!!

    Bear Vault is a cutting-edge solution designed to safeguard both humans and wildlife in the great outdoors. With a primary focus on preventing bear encounters and food-related incidents, Bear Vault offers a robust and innovative approach to secure food storage while camping or hiking in bear country. Developed with a deep understanding of the natural behaviors of bears, this portable food canister boasts a sturdy construction that can withstand the strength and cunning of even the most determined bruin. Its ingenious design not only protects your provisions but also contributes to the preservation of our wild ecosystems by discouraging habituation and the potential euthanization of problem bears.

    Bear Vault takes pride in its commitment to being a product made entirely in the USA, driven by a dedication to quality, environmental responsibility, and supporting local communities. By manufacturing its bear canisters domestically, Bear Vault not only ensures stringent quality control but also reduces its carbon footprint. This conscientious approach minimizes the environmental impact associated with long-distance shipping and supports American workers. Furthermore, this carbon negative company actively seeks eco-friendly materials and production methods, emphasizing sustainability throughout its product lifecycle. Bear Vault's dedication to being made in the USA reflects its core values of conservation, ethics, and environmental stewardship, aligning with the principles of responsible outdoor recreation and a sustainable future for generations to come.

    Check out their products:
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    Exciting Announcement

    We are thrilled to share the wonderful news that our friends at Sugarlands Distilling Company are generously contributing some of their famous and irresistibly tasty Moonshine to the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Hammock Hangers Association (MAHHA) raffle! Sugarlands Distilling Company, based in the heart of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is not just renowned for their exceptional spirits but also for their active involvement in the hammock community. They have been a familiar and cherished presence at numerous hammock hangs and outdoor gatherings, embodying the spirit of camaraderie and adventure that defines our community.

    You can check them out here: https://youtu.be/owFhIX-cUpA?si=YWqw5xPM6TkkjVmh

    Some of their popular products include flavored moonshines like apple pie, butter pecan, and blackberry, as well as traditional corn whiskey and rye whiskey. The company often emphasizes its Appalachian heritage and the use of locally sourced ingredients.

    Sugarlands Distilling Company also offers tours and tastings at their distillery, providing visitors with an opportunity to learn about the distillation process and sample their products. It has become a popular destination for tourists in the Gatlinburg area, offering a taste of the region's history and traditions.

    At Sugarlands Distilling Company, they craft their Moonshine with the same dedication and passion that hammock enthusiasts bring to their outdoor adventures. While we won't reveal the specific flavors just yet, rest assured that Sugarlands' surprise Moonshine selection will tantalize your taste buds and elevate your hammocking experience. So, gear up for the upcoming MAHHA event, and be prepared to raise a toast with Sugarlands' delectable surprise Moonshine as we celebrate the great outdoors and the bonds that tie our hammock-loving community together!

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    Get ready to party because the raffle of the year is just around the corner! We've got your all-time favorite prizes making a triumphant return, and guess what? They're bringing some new friends along to join the fun! There are still PLENTY of announcements coming your way, so keep an eye out!!!

    This Saturday evening at 6pm, right after dinner is when the magic happens. But wait, here's the best part tickets go on sale at 4pm, so you can grab yours early and secure your chance to win big!

    Each ticket is just $10, and we're keeping it old school with cash payments only. So, make sure you swing by the ATM on your way in to load up on that lucky cash! Don't miss out on the excitement, the thrill, and the chance to win incredible prizes. See you there!

    (Photos are from last fall and do not represent prizes at the upcoming Fall MAHHA)



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    Hey there, folks, meet the woodworking legend with a twist of humor Chris, or as we know him on trail, "Curly Maple"!

    Not only does Chris craft wood with unparalleled expertise, but he's also the life of the party at any gathering. He's that guy who'll lend a hand when you need it most, and you've probably crossed paths with him at a MAHHA event or two! 🪚

    From crafting chopsticks (maybe you have some from a past raffle?) to creating the kitchens of dreams (and furniture, too!!!), he's a woodworking wizard who can handle it all! 🪚

    Oh, and those beautiful commemorative pens from our last Pine Grove Furnace hang? Yep, Chris worked his magic on those too! 🪵

    Now, the exciting part: Chris is adding some serious zest to our raffle with an incredible folding buck saw! 🪚

    Check out his Facebook page for all the woodworking wonders: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php...26141&sk=about

    So, let's give a huge round of applause and a virtual high-five to Chris for his awesome donation! 🪚

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    Get ready to revolutionize your travel and outdoor adventures with the Scrubba Wash Bag! And here's some awesome news they've just donated a Scrubba Untouched for the MAHHA raffle!

    Imagine a world where clean clothes are just a bag away, no matter where you roam. That's the magic of the Scrubba Wash Bag, a game-changer designed by Scrubba, a pioneering company in portable laundry solutions.

    The Scrubba Wash Bag is your ticket to convenience and cleanliness on the move. It's a compact wonder that lets you wash your clothes anywhere, anytime. With its built-in washboard and easy-to-use design, you'll enjoy fresh clothes without the hassle of finding a laundromat or washing machine.

    Scrubba has gone above and beyond by generously donating a Scrubba Untouched their latest innovation! This cutting-edge addition to the Scrubba family takes travel laundry to a whole new level.

    Learn more about the Scrubba wash bag and how it's used here:



    https://thescrubba.com/pages/using-your-scrubba-english

    And check out their website!
    https://thescrubba.com/?gclid=CjwKCA...hoCri4QAvD_BwE

    Stay tuned for your chance to win this fantastic prize and experience laundry liberation like never before! #ScrubbaUntouched #AdventureAwaits

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    Allow me to introduce Chef John Wassil, the culinary maestro behind MaddieAnn's Perogies and Catering. As the Executive Chef and Owner of this delightful establishment, Chef John has been serving up exquisite handmade perogies and offering top-notch catering services since October 3, 2018. But that's not all he's a culinary virtuoso who can turn your kitchen into a haven of flavors with personal chef services, cooking classes, meal planning, and even high-end client dinners complete with wine, beer, and cocktail pairings upon request. You might have also encountered him at various craft vending shows around central Pennsylvania.

    What sets Chef John apart is not just his culinary expertise but also his heartfelt motivation. His step-daughter, MaddieAnn, who was named in memory of her late father, inspired the inception of MaddieAnn's Perogies and Catering. MaddieAnn's father was not only a dear friend but also a Sous Chef to Chef John, whose life was tragically cut short in a car accident involving a drunk driver. In honor of MaddieAnn's father and to raise awareness, Chef John has plans to contribute to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in the future.

    With over two decades of culinary experience, including formal training at Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, Chef John Wassil is a seasoned expert who has catered to the palates of countless satisfied patrons. He was on The Food Network show Beat Bobby Flay, was listed in the Top 10 of Metro DC Hot List and recently Good Day PA. Currently, MaddieAnn's Perogies and Catering operates seven days a week by appointment only, employing a dedicated team of six to eight individuals.

    Chef John Wassil has a special treat for you today. He's generously donated a fabulous gift basket filled with kitchen goodies that will elevate your cooking game. Stay tuned for a chance to win this delightful culinary treasure!

    (One basket, 2 pictures for clarity!)

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    You've likely crossed paths with the one and only Jason Blome at MAHHA he's been a staple there for quite some time now! But did you know he's also the mastermind behind The Cycle Works? Their motto? Well, it's pretty straightforward: "Small enough to know you by name. Big enough to cover all your cycling cravings!"

    Nestled within The Cycle Works, they've got a secret weapon an on-site Coffee House run by the caffeine magician, Marcia Blome! And guess what? They've graciously donated for us three of their coffee treasures for our raffle! Why, you ask? Well, as they say, "Coffee and cycling go together like Sonny & Cher!

    In the raffle lineup, we've got a Medium roast Guatemala and two Dark roast Columbias. Plus, as a cherry on top, each bag of coffee comes bundled with an Ritc insulated COFFEE bottle perfect for sipping on your next adventure!

    Hats off to The Cycle Works for fuelling our epic escapades with their top-notch coffee! And let's give them a big shoutout for their generous donation!

    Curious to know more about this dynamic duo of cycling and caffeine? Head over to their website:

    The Cycle Works
    https://thecycleworks.net/

    The Coffee House https://thecycleworks.net/#the-coffeehouse

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    Get ready for adventure with George "PoBoy" Carr and Loco Libre Gear!

    George, the creative and down-to-earth mastermind, leads this exceptional company with kindness and integrity. Hailing from Jersey, he's no stranger to backpacking and understands the needs of woodsy folks like you. Loco Libre Gear's heart shines through in every product, from design to stitching and even in the unique names of each quilt.

    What sets them apart? Their commitment to ethical sourcing - supporting Downtek, a Responsible Down Standard supplier. Now, here's the spicy part - George's signature pepper-themed quilts! These cozy creations are designed to keep you warm when it counts the most, thanks to meticulous craftsmanship and innovative chevron bevels that prevent the down shifting, which causes cold spots. The down stays on top, just where you need it! You know when you are using a Loco Libre quilt, you are in for a downright cozy night!!

    This hang, George is turning up the heat by donating a 0 Ghost Pepper topquilt. It's 75" long, 55" wide with no taper, featuring an Olive Argon 90 outer material, pink Argon 90 inner fabric, and a snap footbox.

    This hang, George has donated this awesome 0 Ghost Pepper topquilt! It's 75" long and 55" wide with no taper. Olive Argon 90 outer material, pink Argon 90 inner fabric, and a snap footbox!

    So if you're ready to turn up the temperature on your outdoor excursions, look no further than Loco Libre Gear and their spicy hot pepper quilts! Explore Loco Libre Gear at:

    https://www.locolibregear.com/home.html

    https://www.instagram.com/locolibregear/?hl=en

    https://www.facebook.com/search/top?...20libre%20gear

    #LocoLibreGear #AdventureTime #StayCozy

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