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    Sawyer Camp Shake Down Hike

    So, Wildman got his Molly MacPack in this week and wanted to try it out; he is a hiking noob. He also wanted to try a hammock for the first time. So I called Possum and we all met at Camp Sawyer on Georgetown Lake. He slept in a Hennessey Exped (modified), and we talked gear and philosophies all night and on Sunday morning. We had the MMG IX Universal underquilts as well. Gage wanted to try a TentCot, so Possum brought that as well, he kayaked in so could handle the load. Gage said he will keep using a hammock, but that the TentCot was a pretty cool piece of kit on its own. You gotta love a 7 year old that can make that distinction!

    We also played with Wildman's new Kukri and, as you will see, it was a Molly MacPack Fest!

    Anyway, here are some shots:



















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    A fine way to spend some time out w/ the guys & play w/ the outdoor gear
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    Looks like a good time, nice rigs. That kukri is no joke, what's that thing weigh?
    Good luck,
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    You have to love Sawyer camp! The lake looks like it's up fairly good too.

    Glad you'all had a great time ..... I've enjoyed many a fine evening camped in that same spot.
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    yay for Gage! (that kid gets more 'trail' time than most grown-ups!)
    KM (who may be doing something outdoorsy this weekend...after all the cooking and eating that is! hammocks are so great for naps...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redoleary View Post
    Looks like a good time, nice rigs. That kukri is no joke, what's that thing weigh?
    3 pounds, about the same as my grundfoss. It is a chopping machine tho!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captn View Post
    You have to love Sawyer camp! The lake looks like it's up fairly good too.

    Glad you'all had a great time ..... I've enjoyed many a fine evening camped in that same spot.
    Yep, the lake is full and the water is in good condition; proly 5 feet visibility.
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    A lot of nice looking gear there. You've got that tarp dialed in perfectly. Hardly a wrinkle to be seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    A lot of nice looking gear there. You've got that tarp dialed in perfectly. Hardly a wrinkle to be seen.


    This is Possum's tarp, The Big MambaJamba with the door kit. Mine is the modified Baker's hut over the ENO, JRB 10 x 11. The wind was gusting 15-20 that night and he hates wind, I don't mind it so much with the MMG IX; it cuts it right away.

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    Hanging with friends testing and talking gear. What could be better?
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