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    Chattooga River Gorge Labor Day 2011 w/ Vids!

    Best clip w/ our camp site, in the damp wonderful (really seriously) woods. Nothing better than having nowhere else to be but sitting in your hammock under a tarp on a drizzly morning

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8gtvjqRI5I

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6i8zFwNdAw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6qB9sGP_oE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d68Iyfdfyj4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2qog8eIi-g

    You can find us on FB under @Hammock Mafia group, we're basically a men's Bible study group, I have been trying to get these guys out of the city and back to nature. It's funny how whenever God prepared the men in the Bible for the greatest works of their lives, He took many of them to the wilderness to commune w/ them first!

    Much love guys & gals!
    Last edited by rclong@gmail.com; 09-06-2011 at 19:44.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rclong@gmail.com View Post
    It's funny how whenever God prepared the men in the Bible for the greatest works of their lives, He took many of them to the wilderness to commune w/ them first!
    hmmm... Now you've got me thinking about offering a trip to our church's youth group.

    Beautiful area. Thanks for sharing!
    FHV Planning Thread (it's gonna rock!)
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    So many trees, so little time...

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    @Timberrr do it brother! If they aren't doing Scouts, this is perfect to point them in the same direction. The lessons of taking care of each other, of self sufficiency, of carrying their life for a few days on their back... good stuff!

    Only the 3 of us that were very experienced chose to carry over 30lbs, we got all the guys out there in the 23 - 27lb range w/ cheap-ish gear, and nobody was over I think 35lbs, even w/ extra food and gear for those guys just in case. We had time and energy to swim & play & be stupid after a moderate 6 mile hike, with 3 first timers!
    "I expect to pass through the world but once. Any good therefore that
    I can do, or any kindness I can show to any creature, let me do it
    now. Let me not defer it, for I shall not pass this way again." -
    Stephen Grellet, (1773- 1855)

    A man has no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends. -
    Jesus Christ, (33 AD)

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    "I expect to pass through the world but once. Any good therefore that
    I can do, or any kindness I can show to any creature, let me do it
    now. Let me not defer it, for I shall not pass this way again." -
    Stephen Grellet, (1773- 1855)

    A man has no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends. -
    Jesus Christ, (33 AD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberrr View Post
    hmmm... Now you've got me thinking about offering a trip to our church's youth group.

    Beautiful area. Thanks for sharing!
    Great idea Timberr, I used to be involved with an inner city youth group here in Jax and always loved getting them out of their element and experiencing something different. They learn that most about themselves in those times. Great time building relationships and showing them God's sheer awesomeness through creation.
    If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse. Proverbs 27:14

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    BTW loved the shot on 3rd video of the guy chillin reading in the hammock then the other guys standing under another tarp. They dont look thrilled. lol. Looks like yall had an awesome time.
    If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse. Proverbs 27:14

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    Hope your able to get them out more, looks like they were havin a good time of it. thanks for sharing

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    **** I missed it. Thanks for sharing, great videos.
    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. - E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggity View Post
    Great idea Timberr, I used to be involved with an inner city youth group here in Jax and always loved getting them out of their element and experiencing something different. They learn that most about themselves in those times. Great time building relationships and showing them God's sheer awesomeness through creation.
    I floated a trial balloon at a men's group last night and I got a volunteer with "a garage full of gear" and an offer of a great campsite on private property. So far, so good.
    Problem is, hunting season starts in two weeks so it'll be mid-January before we can go.
    On the upside - that gives us plenty of time to plan!
    FHV Planning Thread (it's gonna rock!)
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    So many trees, so little time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberrr View Post
    I floated a trial balloon at a men's group last night and I got a volunteer with "a garage full of gear" and an offer of a great campsite on private property. So far, so good.
    Problem is, hunting season starts in two weeks so it'll be mid-January before we can go.
    On the upside - that gives us plenty of time to plan!
    Good call. A fellow ChuchHike leader and I, on an overnighter/gear check, got a ride out of the forest by a sort of annoyed, semi-friendly DNR Officer (aka: Rabbit Sheriff) Because, apparently, we had hiked into to some sort of "closed" area where 35 twelve year olds with rifles had just been put out to hunt deer...

    God is good, we didn't look like deer and true story its the only time I ever wore orange while hiking...

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