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    sargevining's Avatar
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    Hammock hangs are where you go into the woods to meet men you've only known on the internet so you can sit around a campfire to swap sewing tips and recipes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sargevining View Post
    Hammock hangs are where you go into the woods to meet men you've only known on the internet so you can sit around a campfire to swap sewing tips and recipes.
    Mercy me! That's the best description of a group hang I've read yet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sargevining View Post
    Hammock hangs are where you go into the woods to meet men you've only known on the internet so you can sit around a campfire to swap sewing tips and recipes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleMJM View Post
    I can't speak for any others beyond the one I organize in Texas each fall but here is how we do it…

    The hang is officially Fri-Sun but there are usually some early arrivals on Thurs and occasionally some who stay through Monday.

    We have dispersed camping at a number of sites in a state park with one site as the designated group campfire area.

    Everyone is on their own for the most part Friday and Sunday and we have some group oriented stuff on Saturday. When we have our act together we have a message board posting any activities scheduled for specific times.

    Our Saturday starts out with breakfast tacos at my site for anyone who is hungry and then during the day there is informal show and tell throughout the event along with the occasional planned activity. Some go for hikes, others paddle, naps are always my friend...

    Some of what we've done include:
    short hikes learning about edibles,
    fire by friction lesson,
    cozy making,
    splicing and whoopie sling construction, (sometimes we do an amsteel group buy),
    long bow construction,
    knife sharpening,
    there is usually a gear swap/for sale area,
    etc.

    Saturday evening we have a pot luck dinner that is usually a huge feast and then after dinner a big camp fire. In the past we have had a Saturday night drawing for "door prizes" with items ranging from alcohol stoves to hammocks and tarps, (some generously donated by vendors and others by participants.)

    The spontaneous conversations and new friends met along with reunions with old friends are what make the hang special to me.

    In my signature there is a link to the calendar and I think to past group hangs for pictures and such.
    Would you mind someone from Colorado coming to this? Sounds awesome…..
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    Quote Originally Posted by sargevining View Post
    Hammock hangs are where you go into the woods to meet men you've only known on the internet so you can sit around a campfire to swap sewing tips and recipes.
    That's great! I actually laughed out loud........but it is also correct!
    The Pine Barrens Tree frog requires the acidic waters of Atlantic white-cedar swamps and bogs in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. They will typically call from trees standing in or near water, and will return to a hammock in the evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sargevining View Post
    Hammock hangs are where you go into the woods to meet men you've only known on the internet so you can sit around a campfire to swap sewing tips and recipes.
    Yep, all correct and tooo funny. This will become some ones tag line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sargevining View Post
    Hammock hangs are where you go into the woods to meet men you've only known on the internet so you can sit around a campfire to swap sewing tips and recipes.
    Lol. This is essentially what I've told my non-hammock friends I'm doing when I go to a hang.
    My head is an animal

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    I have only been to 3 group hangs. They were all very enjoyable. The 2 MAHHAs are very well organized (thanks Donna), but most of the time is spent wandering around and talking gear. I also was at one of the infamous 501 hangs and I was told what happens at 501 stays at 501. I can tell you that it is located where the AT crosses Route 501 in PA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Floridahanger View Post
    Yep, all correct and tooo funny. This will become some ones tag line.
    I was thinking the same thing. And with permission, might add it to mine!
    The Pine Barrens Tree frog requires the acidic waters of Atlantic white-cedar swamps and bogs in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. They will typically call from trees standing in or near water, and will return to a hammock in the evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sargevining View Post
    Hammock hangs are where you go into the woods to meet men you've only known on the internet so you can sit around a campfire to swap sewing tips and recipes.
    Sarge nailed it. Try meeting some folks who plan on going to a hang at a pub prior to a hang sometime. Should such a situation arise, it's a good idea to plan on some way to identify one another. Just walking up to a guy who seems to be standing around waiting for someone and asking, "Are you here to meet someone from an internet forum that you are planning to spend the weekend in the woods with?", can lead to some awkward looks. (So I've heard. )

    Quote Originally Posted by Max232 View Post
    That sounds like a great time uncle mjm, I grew up in lumberton Texas, still have lots of family there. My son and I take a trip every year to lake sam rayburn. Can't wait to bring my hammock on the next trip there and hang out by the lake.
    We do have a great time. Come join us at the Butt Bake next month and then start thinking about November. (2014 Texas Fall Group Hang Ver 6.0 planning is now underway!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Syrrka View Post
    Would you mind someone from Colorado coming to this? Sounds awesome…..
    We have been very welcoming to foreigners in the past, (we've had folks from Fl, MI, NC, LA, OK, AZ) and I see no reason that would change. Come on down!

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