Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22
  1. #1
    Senior Member Krissa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Hammock
    DIY Hennessey Clone
    Tarp
    Camo Guide Gear
    Insulation
    Thermorest Pad
    Suspension
    Dutch clips
    Posts
    113

    Questions about possible Government Shutdown

    So Friday at midnight if all goes the same the government will be shut down. From what I have researched this will include all National Parks - the gates will be locked.

    I was planning on having my first hang this weekend at Red River Gorge, which is federally owned. Hopefully they will not close the gates. I am going to call tomorrow morning and see what they are planning to do. We have a state park in Indiana as our backup.

    Just wanted to send a heads-up to anyone planning on trips to federal land any time soon.
    As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do. ~Ernest Hemmingway

  2. #2
    Running Feather's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Hendersonville, NC
    Hammock
    DIY of the Day
    Tarp
    DIY of the Day
    Insulation
    DIY PLoft/IX-UQ/TQ
    Suspension
    WS or Spyder Line
    Posts
    2,398
    Images
    1
    That stinks!! Thanks for the heads-up.
    2015 John Rock Spreadsheet.

    "If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you should do is STOP DIGGING "

  3. #3
    Senior Member Big Joe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Manchester NH
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7 dbl
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    WL down uq
    Suspension
    adjustable webbing
    Posts
    151
    For what I pay out in federal taxes my national park had better be open this weekend unless the government plans on giving me a larger tax refund as compensation for ruining my long weekend off. I don't get a break on my taxes the government expects me to pay and I expect them to do their jobs thats what I pay taxes for.
    Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take. ~Author Unknown
    Big Joe

  4. #4
    dkperdue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Tidewater, va
    Hammock
    ENO DoubleNest
    Tarp
    HH Hex / Noah 9
    Suspension
    Strap/buckle/rings
    Posts
    501
    Images
    7
    Article in the paper today made it sound like it would be in stages, letting people out, keeping new ones from coming in.
    Could get ugly.
    DKPerdue

  5. #5
    Senior Member Krissa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Hammock
    DIY Hennessey Clone
    Tarp
    Camo Guide Gear
    Insulation
    Thermorest Pad
    Suspension
    Dutch clips
    Posts
    113
    Quote Originally Posted by dkperdue View Post
    Article in the paper today made it sound like it would be in stages, letting people out, keeping new ones from coming in.
    Could get ugly.
    DKPerdue
    Ya, I don't want to come out of the backcountry and not be able to drive my car out. Maybe I should take some extra food
    As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do. ~Ernest Hemmingway

  6. #6
    Fronkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Grass Valley, Ca
    Hammock
    DIY "The Crippler"
    Tarp
    "Cuben Refugee"
    Insulation
    DIY "The Ex-gf"
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    5,419
    Why are they doing this?

    Fronkey

  7. #7
    Syb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Trenton, NJ
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1 DL/DIY
    Tarp
    OES/WB Superfly
    Insulation
    Incubator/Burrow
    Suspension
    WB Straps
    Posts
    1,809
    Images
    44
    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    Why are they doing this?

    Fronkey
    Perhaps feedback on this is best left to the donating members area? Let's hang!
    Syb
    Enjoy the elevation

  8. #8
    Fronkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Grass Valley, Ca
    Hammock
    DIY "The Crippler"
    Tarp
    "Cuben Refugee"
    Insulation
    DIY "The Ex-gf"
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    5,419
    Quote Originally Posted by Syb View Post
    Perhaps feedback on this is best left to the donating members area? Let's hang!
    I like your style sir!

    Fronkey

  9. #9
    Senior Member bonsaihiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northern Kentucky (Greater Cincinnati)
    Hammock
    WB Ridgerunner or a gathered-end
    Tarp
    Waterproof
    Insulation
    Down underquilt
    Suspension
    Whoopie Slings
    Posts
    1,152
    Images
    15
    No gates to close at RRG. You should be fine there. I'd still plan on buying a parking pass on the chance that someone still makes the rounds...

    PS: be careful around the clifflines. Sounds like there may not be any rangers to come to the rescue....
    --Scott <><

    "I fish because I love to; because I love the environs where trout are found, which are invariably beautiful... because, in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing things they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion; because trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power, but respond only to quietude and humility and endless patience...." --Robert Traver

  10. #10
    Senior Member Slo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Hammock
    WBRR dbl
    Tarp
    Camo WBSF
    Insulation
    DMUL7/BAFH SB
    Suspension
    Webbing
    Posts
    2,140
    Images
    24
    Quote Originally Posted by Big Joe View Post
    For what I pay out in federal taxes my national park had better be open this weekend unless the government plans on giving me a larger tax refund as compensation for ruining my long weekend off. I don't get a break on my taxes the government expects me to pay and I expect them to do their jobs thats what I pay taxes for.
    If gov shuts down there wont be any refund checks


    This is particularly worrisom for me as a government contractor, if they stop paying my company they may stop paying me since I will not be coming into work
    "I ain't here for a long time, I'm here for a good time"

    - George Strait

Similar Threads

  1. Va - Where to go during the shutdown
    By hikingthere in forum Southeast
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-16-2013, 20:01
  2. SHT Shutdown?
    By YogiLite in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-27-2011, 20:28

Tags for this Thread

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
  •