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    OFFICIAL June 7-9th NEHHA Hang planning thread

    If any new people are thinking of making this their first group hang I say please do everything you can to make it. My wife and I went to the winter NEHHA hang as total strangers. The outsider, stranger feeling lasted all of 15 min. You arrive as strangers with a common bond and leave as friends waiting for the next hang to be planned.

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    OFFICIAL June 7-9th NEHHA Hang planning thread

    The dude had a telescope....a real telescope at the winter hang! If you are on the fence about coming, please do!!!
    We don't bite...well most of us, anyway.

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    SkyPainter - "... and then the police came."

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    He did not know that he could not fly, and so, he DID!

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    OFFICIAL June 7-9th NEHHA Hang planning thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Stargaze View Post
    Are they in the truck with the Haitian kid? I need this trip to hurry up an get here,
    ===> The kid is still there someplace...I took most of the stuff out....had to rent a storage unit to almost empty the truck. Found some cool gear in there!

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    SkyPainter - "... and then the police came."

    All these years people said,"He's acting like a kid!"
    He did not know that he could not fly, and so, he DID!

    Live Purposefully; Dare Greatly; Land Gently

    "Never knock on Death's door - just ring the bell and run! He hates that!"

    My outdoorsy YouTube channel is: "WMICommissioner"

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    OFFICIAL June 7-9th NEHHA Hang planning thread

    Quote Originally Posted by SkyPainter View Post
    The dude had a telescope....a real telescope at the winter hang! If you are on the fence about coming, please do!!!
    We don't bite...well most of us, anyway.

    ~ SkyPainter
    I plan on bringing the telescope with me, packing the boys around it is where the challenge is going to be. Saturn should be high in the sky by then at a decent time of night. I will plan better and have other cool stuff to look at for anyone interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargaze View Post
    If any new people are thinking of making this their first group hang I say please do everything you can to make it. My wife and I went to the winter NEHHA hang as total strangers. The outsider, stranger feeling lasted all of 15 min. You arrive as strangers with a common bond and leave as friends waiting for the next hang to be planned.
    It took you 15 minutes? You must be shy.
    I told my co-workers that it was like meeting up with friends I didn't know I had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargaze View Post
    If any new people are thinking of making this their first group hang I say please do everything you can to make it. My wife and I went to the winter NEHHA hang as total strangers. The outsider, stranger feeling lasted all of 15 min. You arrive as strangers with a common bond and leave as friends waiting for the next hang to be planned.
    I am so glad you guys felt like this. It was our goal to make everyone feel welcome and wanted. That weekend was one of my most favorite weekend to date. Come one come all you are all extended family.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stargaze View Post
    I plan on bringing the telescope with me, packing the boys around it is where the challenge is going to be. Saturn should be high in the sky by then at a decent time of night. I will plan better and have other cool stuff to look at for anyone interested.
    That was definitely a highlight of mine and look forward to it at the next hang.

    Quote Originally Posted by civetta62 View Post
    It took you 15 minutes? You must be shy.
    I told my co-workers that it was like meeting up with friends I didn't know I had.
    One of my friends use to say that a stranger is just a friend you haven't met yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by civetta62 View Post
    It took you 15 minutes? You must be shy.
    I told my co-workers that it was like meeting up with friends I didn't know I had.
    That first 15 minutes was used to lug a car battery to my setup.

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    OFFICIAL June 7-9th NEHHA Hang planning thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Stargaze View Post
    That first 15 minutes was used to lug a car battery to my setup.
    ===> Ultralight backpacking hammock - $175

    Ultralight down top quilt and Underquilt - $400

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    40 lb car battery to light-up the string of pink Flamingos surrounding the hammock - PRICELESS!

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    SkyPainter - "... and then the police came."

    All these years people said,"He's acting like a kid!"
    He did not know that he could not fly, and so, he DID!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargaze View Post
    I plan on bringing the telescope with me, packing the boys around it is where the challenge is going to be. Saturn should be high in the sky by then at a decent time of night. I will plan better and have other cool stuff to look at for anyone interested.
    Good to hear, I'd have been embarrassed to show up with the toy I call a telescope

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