Page 4 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 53
  1. #31
    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Hammock
    DIY Gathered End
    Tarp
    DIY Asym
    Insulation
    DIY Modular Quilt
    Suspension
    Whoopies/MSH
    Posts
    4,650
    Images
    14
    Quote Originally Posted by Black Wolf View Post
    Looks like I missed out on some great times with great people .. can't wait to hang with you guys again ... loving the pics .. thanks for sharing
    No problem. Look forward to seeing you out there some time!


    Quote Originally Posted by olddog View Post
    MADD777 that Spider Oak pic almost gives me the creepy crawlies. FLRider in that dawn shot I believe you caught proof of UFO's? It was in the sky and diffenately strange, couldn't have been as simple as a cloud formation. And that last pic, just a word of advice, smile you were suppose to be having fun
    Heh. You mean that piece of prairie grass masquerading as a spaceship? I suppose if the ancient Egyptians were to build the pyramids as landing ports, they might as well have built their ships out of papyrus......

    Heh. That's my "content" face. I was feeling really good and relaxed.


    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Glad Mrs. FLRider got that battery thing figured out.
    Dawn from under the tarp was awesome!
    Me, too. I lucked out in marrying a woman smarter than me. That morning from the hammock is one of the most beautiful in memory.


    Quote Originally Posted by olddog View Post
    Just noticed in 2 of the shots Grinder almost didn't move! Conservation of momentum? Wouldn't believe it if you saw him on the trail.
    Well, his name is "Grinder", after all......

  2. #32

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Royal Palm Beach, FL
    Hammock
    BIAS
    Tarp
    WB Mamajamba 10x12
    Insulation
    W Logics UQ 20F
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    130
    This was my first time in 30 years to saddle up and hike a trail, but it was well worth waiting for! Thanks to all those in the group and their words of encouragement, tons of information and help; making this a most enjoyable weekend. Special thanks to Madd777letting me carpool with him and words of hanging wisdom he shared with me in car and on the trail. Thanks to LilRicky and Great White for the use of their stoves when mine wasn't functioning, and Grinder for the inspiriation that hiking can be a lifelong activity. Also a shout out to Marty for making sure I wasn't left behind or lost on the trail.
    Now I'm hooked, can't wait until next fall for another great weekend with a great bunch of people.
    And as everyone else has mentioned, a special thanks to Old Dog and his foresight in caching the extra water. I would have hated to try out my new water filter in those few mud holes that were wet.

  3. #33
    Member Happycamaper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Hammock
    Dangerbird
    Tarp
    ENO dry fly
    Insulation
    KAQ, sleeping bag
    Suspension
    Strap, whoppies
    Posts
    62
    Mad777, how's the new chair?

  4. #34
    olddog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Lakeland, Fl
    Hammock
    WL Snipe
    Tarp
    WL Tadpole
    Insulation
    WL SS UQ, WL SS TQ
    Suspension
    Dutch speedhooks
    Posts
    4,086
    Images
    3
    To hangNyak and O-boy, thank you for joining us on this little stroll. Last year I was in the same place you were on this hike. More gear than needed and a little uncertain about the whole 'hiking' thing. BUT as you are probably aware now there are a great bunch of people out here wanting to make your experience something to devote the rest of your life to. Looking forward to having both of you involved in our future togeather.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

  5. #35
    hangNyak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Hammock
    DIY
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    HG down/DIY
    Suspension
    webbing/whoopies
    Posts
    773
    Images
    18
    Quote Originally Posted by olddog View Post
    To hangNyak and O-boy, thank you for joining us on this little stroll. Last year I was in the same place you were on this hike. More gear than needed and a little uncertain about the whole 'hiking' thing. BUT as you are probably aware now there are a great bunch of people out here wanting to make your experience something to devote the rest of your life to. Looking forward to having both of you involved in our future togeather.
    No sir, thank you for a memorable first hike. You have a great spirit about you, that makes everyone feel like an old friend. You made me smile and laugh many times this weekend. Thanks to all of you for sharing your knowledge of hiking and hammocking. I am now on a mission to lighten my load a little and gear up for the next hike. First order of business is to finish that DIY tarp I've started.
    RON

    A tree's a tree. How many more do you need to look at? ~ Ronald Reagan

  6. #36
    MAD777's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    South Florida
    Hammock
    DIY, WBBB & Switchback
    Tarp
    HG cuben,OES Spinn
    Insulation
    DIY down 3/4 UQ/TQ
    Suspension
    Dynaglide & Dutch
    Posts
    10,115
    Images
    39
    Quote Originally Posted by Happycamaper View Post
    Mad777, how's the new chair?
    It's the lap of luxury compared to my old 3-legged stool which was a pain in the ... well, you know!
    Mike
    "Life is a Project!"

  7. #37
    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Hammock
    DIY Gathered End
    Tarp
    DIY Asym
    Insulation
    DIY Modular Quilt
    Suspension
    Whoopies/MSH
    Posts
    4,650
    Images
    14

    Video

    Here's the video I put together. Sorry that it's not more refined, but I think it captures the experience fairly well...



    Link for those of you on smartphones.

  8. #38
    olddog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Lakeland, Fl
    Hammock
    WL Snipe
    Tarp
    WL Tadpole
    Insulation
    WL SS UQ, WL SS TQ
    Suspension
    Dutch speedhooks
    Posts
    4,086
    Images
    3
    That was a great vid FLRider and reminds me to thank the two ladies that made this a special weekend, the flg and the Turtlelady.
    Last edited by olddog; 03-19-2012 at 22:16. Reason: correct
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

  9. #39
    olddog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Lakeland, Fl
    Hammock
    WL Snipe
    Tarp
    WL Tadpole
    Insulation
    WL SS UQ, WL SS TQ
    Suspension
    Dutch speedhooks
    Posts
    4,086
    Images
    3
    Just sat here and watched your vid again and realized what you did to spend your weekend with a bunch of outlaws, back in my day it would have been that's cool, now I guess it's, you rock!
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

  10. #40
    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    Hammock
    DIY Gathered End
    Tarp
    DIY Asym
    Insulation
    DIY Modular Quilt
    Suspension
    Whoopies/MSH
    Posts
    4,650
    Images
    14
    Quote Originally Posted by olddog View Post
    Just sat here and watched your vid again and realized what you did to spend your weekend with a bunch of outlaws, back in my day it would have been that's cool, now I guess it's, you rock!
    Thanks, olddog. It's always fun to see the state at 10 MPH, much less when I get the chance to hang with such a great group of folks at the end of it. It's a weekend that I'll treasure for the rest of my life.

Similar Threads

  1. 3rd Annual Florida Hang
    By SamD in forum Southeast
    Replies: 628
    Last Post: 01-23-2013, 10:35
  2. Replies: 465
    Last Post: 01-21-2013, 10:33
  3. SECOND ANNUAL FLORIDA HIKE-N-HANG (planning)
    By Flackfizer in forum Hangouts, Campouts, and Trip Planning
    Replies: 169
    Last Post: 04-04-2012, 21:34
  4. SECOND ANNUAL FLORIDA HANG (planning)
    By Flackfizer in forum Hangouts, Campouts, and Trip Planning
    Replies: 119
    Last Post: 09-04-2011, 17:17
  5. 1st Annual Florida Hang
    By MAD777 in forum Trip Reports
    Replies: 208
    Last Post: 03-04-2011, 09:00

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
  •