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    Sparkfly this is the most organized/ unorganized event you will probably ever attend. Donation are needed to pay for the site reservations,firewood, group meals, patches, etc. Meals fall into the group meals, and then a bit of what is brought to make up dutch oven mountain man breakfasts, D.O. desserts, D.O. chilis or stews. In my case I'm doing a pot of cheesy bacon grits each morning and eating some of someone elses MM. Cornbread for the evening meal and cobbler for dessert. Then Sunday night a pot of soup for as many as it will feed. If you have a specialty that you would like to share bring the fixings. Besides meeting old and new friends is can be considered more a food fest than anything. Lunches are normally not covered so if you fell a need to replenish midday you may need to provide for that. Breakfast tends to be a brunch and dinner falls close to dusk so 2 meals a day works for most of us. Especially those of us that are already toting a few extra meals and could miss one or two. Just show up and get the feel for something fantastic then next year you will know what to expect. This will be only my second year out of three so we're all still in the teething stage.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    And by all means put your name on the attendance spread sheet so we can keep a good count. And you cant get away without eating!!! The food is outstanding and is done for all attending for all of us to enjoy! Including you guys.
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkfly88 View Post
    "self-contained"

    In other words, prepare like your basically on your own?
    Last year was my first year. I took enough food for the 4 days for myself. I think I ate one of my breakfasts and one of my lunches. The rest I took home. There's that much food there. I would take enough for yourself. Last year I also donated $20 to help with expenses of the event. That's just what I did. Hope that gives you an idea of what to do.
    RON

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    Olddog, you forgot largest!

    And I will be making MM breakfast but am planning on eating your cheesy bacon grits one morning..save me some!

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    Well, I signed up in the sheet.

    Unless I go out some other weekend beforehand, this will be my FIRST overnight in a hammock at this event

    What an experience huh?

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    Went to answer Sparkfly and had 8 post before I could hunt and peck my reply.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkfly88 View Post
    Well, I signed up in the sheet.

    Unless I go out some other weekend beforehand, this will be my FIRST overnight in a hammock at this event

    What an experience huh?
    Yeah...you'll leave spoiled. We only go this all out once a year.

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    I warn everyone now.

    I am AWFUL at remembering names....just absolutely terrible at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkfly88 View Post
    Well, I signed up in the sheet.

    Unless I go out some other weekend beforehand, this will be my FIRST overnight in a hammock at this event

    What an experience huh?
    Then this will be a good place to have your first hang. Because if you have any trouble or need something there will be folks who will be so happy to help!

    The weather forecast looks to be a lot warmer than last year too! It got down to 23 degrees last year and 27 the year before! Unless a new weather pattern moves in we may break a record and have 40 degree nights!!! That's a heat wave from where I'm coming from here in TN...it was 19* here last night and a cloud sat on top of the Mt all day & was white by this evening.
    Love many, trust few & always paddle your own canoe. American Proverb

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