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    Winter Camping Symposium - October 22-24, 2010 - YMCA Camp Miller (Sturgeon Lake, MN)

    There is a very good weekend event coming up, the Winter Camping Symposium - October 22-24, 2010 - YMCA Camp Miller (Sturgeon Lake, MN), that is focused on winter camping (doh!).

    HERE is a link to the website for the event.

    Last year Stairguy was the only hammock hanger to actually camp overnight for the event, though I attended during the day on Saturday only. This year, he and I are muttering seriously about camping on both Friday and Saturday nights. I'm posting this early with the hope that any winter camping wannabe's (me included) can make plans to be there.

    Check it out!
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    I,ll be there definately Fr. and Sat to hang, w/a possible Thur. hang/hike some where close by. Like Beep said, this is an exccelent opportunity to glean solid winter techniques from veteran winter campers. Great exhibiters ( you,ll drool over empire canvas works clothing).

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    Quote Originally Posted by stairguy View Post
    I,ll be there definately Fr. and Sat to hang, w/a possible Thur. hang/hike some where close by. Like Beep said, this is an exccelent opportunity to glean solid winter techniques from veteran winter campers. Great exhibiters ( you,ll drool over empire canvas works clothing).
    And...Mr. Ski Pulk himself, Ed Bouffard will be there with his products and extraordinary knowledge!!
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

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    Shameless bump! This event is getting closer!!
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

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    Wish I could go. Have fun Y-All.
    When you have a backpack on, no matter where you are, you’re home.
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    Just found out today that Fourdog, a Hammock Forums member, will be one of the workshop presentors. This last summer I witnessed Fourdog carry another HF members pack, along w/his own, when he saw the guy was having trouble. If your able to attend, you really don't want to miss this symposium.

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    I might be able to make this. I am not sure I will be able to make both Friday and Saturday but, I will try. This sounds like a good learning experience.

    John
    Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results - Albert Einstein

    http://www.youtube.com/user/SavageOutdoors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage View Post
    I might be able to make this. I am not sure I will be able to make both Friday and Saturday but, I will try. This sounds like a good learning experience.

    John
    It's worth it if you just come for the stuff on Saturday. The overnighting part is just for fun'n'fellowship.
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    I just talked to Bridgit the Lead Organizer for the Winter Camping Symposium and she has been willing to offer the student discount for members of Hammocks Form.

    Just use code HF4DS when you regester.

    Also there are great trees to hang from and I'll be hanging there.

    Hope members can come because if you want to learn cold weather camping it's the place to learn !!

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    I forgot to say by using code HF4DS members from the form will save $ 10.00
    on the event and $ 10.00 on the camping at the event.

    Hope to see members there !

    fourdog

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