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    Senior Member Tendertoe's Avatar
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    Best/First/Most Recent Gift Received/Given

    (Backpacking or hammocking related gifts of course)

    The holiday season has got me thinking.

    -What was the first gift you gave or received?

    -What was the most recent gift you gave or received?

    -What was the best gift you gave or received?



    Answer any or all as you like.
    Last edited by Tendertoe; 12-20-2010 at 16:49. Reason: More info

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    Senior Member Tendertoe's Avatar
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    First gift rec'd- wife bought me a MSR Pocket Rocket a couple years ago.

    Most recent gift rec'd - New cork handle for my broken Komperdell (Thanks Rip)

    Most recent gift given - Whoopies to Big Papi (Hope they serve you well!)

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    First gift received:My first pack I ever got. Gift when I was maybe, 16 or so, can't remember for sure. Gawd awful heavy brute, the LL Bean White Mountain Pack. 6 Pounds, 6 Ounces and super uncomfortable, although the size that's too big for me probably is largely to blame. Still probably the best gift so far, since it allowed my to go hiking.

    The most recent: My mom gave me the silnylon to make a tarp for the hammock. It is a Christmas present for this year, but she gave it to me early so I could start working.
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    I got an Eno for Christmas in 2005. I'm getting a Phoenix 3S UQ this year. Just got an email that it shipped this morning.

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    Most Recent Received: Whoopies form tendertoe (thanks bro - didn't hit the snow at all!)
    Wife got me carabiners and an ENO tarp I picked out for my birthday back in november
    Wife also got me soto stove with micro regulator for using canisters in cold weather. Worked great sturday - boiled up pot of water in 2-3 minutes in temps below 20 degrees.

    After christmas, I am buying myself a winter phoenix UQ and TQ to get me through the winter. Happy new year to me!!!

    Best gift I have given???? hmmm, I gave rip waverly a ride home from wildcat hollow, guess thats better than walking back home in the cold????
    I hope to oneday be able to give back to other hangers.

    Oh, wait, I did give my buddy a northface goliath 0 degree synthetic bag so he could have some shoulder room.

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    Best gift I gave this year was a BB to my wife. The first time she got in it she said this is soft and was asleep in a couple of minutes. When she woke up she asked if we could take her new hammock on our next camp out.
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    Hammock Hangers...taking over the world..2 trees at a time !

    Warbonnet BB 1.7 and a whole lot of other great gear from the vendors on HF

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    Most recent: a surprise from Dutch.
    Best received: WBBB from HF members while I was in Iraq.
    Best given: Time in the woods with my family, in hammocks.
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    First & best hammock gift - Gift for myself, my first hammock. A Trek Light double purchased on a whim last fall. Off the ground at last.
    Best outdoor gift given - Gave my river buddy a new can opener for Christmas, to replace the awful one he's been carrying in his river kitchen. When you can't get the can of peaches open to make the dutch oven cobbler.....that's an outdoor emergency !!!!!
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    The first and best were the same gift. When I first started backpacking again my girls got me a SP 700. The best given would probably be the Aether I got my Son last year. I go thru so much gear nobody even bothers to try to get me anything outdoor related!
    It's only an addiction if your trying to quit

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    First - best - most recent given:
    To each daughter a hand made Hammock and
    to each; their own Winchester Commemorative Knife set . . .



    Best received . . . we'll see Christmas Morning

    I will let you know . . . To Be Continued . . .
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