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    Some pics from the Heart of Dixie Hang

    Hey everyone,

    I just got in from the Heart of Dixie Hang and wanted to post a few pics. We had about 8-9 people there last night. I was the last to arrive and couldn't manage to find the group so I set off my car alarm to get their attention. Yeah I felt like a goob lol......

    Came in setup and sat around the fire for a while. Got up this morning and looked at everyones gear plus alot of folks were swapping various stories of the outdoors. My phone had very scattered service but I received an email from my wife saying that there was a storm warning for weather to drop into the teens, 25-40 mph winds, wind chills of -5* to 5*. I was 250 miles from home so decided to head out and come on home. I hated to leave early but I didn't want to risk driving home tomorrow with any bad roads.

    Here are a few pics:

    This morning everyone eating around the fire ring:







    Bama was making a fashion statement



    My new setup. WBBB, JRB Mt Washington 4, JRB High Sierra Sniveler, WB Big Mambajamba Spin tarp



    I think this was Bama's setup



    I didn't get a chance to discuss this setup but I believe it was mostly self made gear. It was a pretty cool setup



    The first time I got to see one of the Kelty tarps in action



    Studying a couple of packs since I have been in the market.



    Buffalo Skippers dutch over. He made some good grub for everyone for breakfast.





    This was Buffalo Skippers tarp. I don't remember the name of the company making them but it had a pretty neat shape to it.





    I had a great time and look forward to meeting up with more in the future. I sure hope the weather doesn't get too bad for them tonight and the weather forecast was a little overstated.

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    That being the heart of Dixie was that the fabled Livermush and grits everyone was eating?
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    Looking good. Hope they have a good time out there tonight, good stories to tell & a safe ride home.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Thanks for the pictures. Looks like everyone is having fun. Anytime you can hang with fellow hangers and swap stories. Is a good time in my book.
    Terry

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    I'm over in the west side of the state and a nasty storm started moving through here eastward about two hours ago. I just looked at the radar and it is just now moving in on them. Sure hope they are all alright. It will be a surely be a good test of their set ups. Luckily they are close to their cars.

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    Awesome, thanks for sharing!! What is the tripod metal things coming off the fire pit???
    I love the look of the forest there.

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    Oh an Lee, glad you made it in ok last night. Good pics. Thanks for sharing.

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    yeah I'ld be lying if I said I wasn't a little worried about them. I had to drive through a pretty heavy storm on the way home today(the same one that is hitting them now). I'm sure everything will be fine. They all were adjusting their gear for bad weather as I was leaving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southmark View Post
    Oh an Lee, glad you made it in ok last night. Good pics. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for offering the help to my wife. I walked around there for a while and could smell the fire but couldn't locate them. I felt like a total goob but didn't want to get lost. Luckily they came out to see what all the noise was about.

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    Great time, everyone survived the weather

    Quote Originally Posted by southmark View Post
    I'm over in the west side of the state and a nasty storm started moving through here eastward about two hours ago. I just looked at the radar and it is just now moving in on them. Sure hope they are all alright. It will be a surely be a good test of their set ups. Luckily they are close to their cars.
    When you made this post, Smarticle and I were already snug as bugs in our hammocks.

    Quote Originally Posted by leeinmemphis View Post
    yeah I'ld be lying if I said I wasn't a little worried about them. I had to drive through a pretty heavy storm on the way home today(the same one that is hitting them now). I'm sure everything will be fine. They all were adjusting their gear for bad weather as I was leaving.
    The weather held off nicely, and we were all cooked and cleaned long before it came through. Even as the line was approaching, the wind was erratic and shifting constantly, but the worst of it stayed up in the tree tops well above us.

    Smarticle and I were the first ones to go to bed, and I mostly slept through it all. But nothing lulls me to sleep better than a good storm. In the end, I doubt we got but between ¼" and ½". But it was a great test of our gear, and everyone survived fine. When I got up in the morning there was a thin layer of ice on everything left exposed (tarps), and we had intemittent light sleet minimal flurries.

    Lee, sorry you had to leave, but we understand. We had more good grub on Saturday night. Lamb stew and dumplings, Conecuh and deer sausage, corn and fresh veggies. It was all good.

    Here is a pic of the gang. I will post more later.

    Left to right, back row: Goblin, bigbamaguy, leeinmemphis, aboyd, Smarticle and tight-wad. Seated: bdbart and MandyDawn.
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