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    Wet weekend hang

    Well, this weekend a group of us decided to enjoy a little camping and I wanted to try out my new tarp and Black Bird somewhere other than my backyard. We got to Turnipseed camp Friday afternoon. The winds were howling Friday night and we saw some rain during the night and Saturday morning early. It looked like it might clear up so we hiked up to the Cheaha shelter, and just as we arrived at the shelter, the rain came back in. We made the best of things and boy did we eat. Friday night, pork steak and rice, baked beans and St. Louis Ribs, Saturday morning, scrambled eggs and conecah sausage, left over ribs for lunch. Saturday for dinner, smoked brisket and smoked chicken, corn on the cob and green beans. Sunday morning, country ham and scrambled eggs. It rained most of the weekend, but we certainly made the best of it

    Now, as for the hammock and tarp, I slept comfy and warm, and for the most part dry. My new Shangri La was just fine, but I did not get the seam sealed just right, so had a few drips, but nothing major. I also tried placing my Dri Ducks poncho over the ridgeline of the Bird, and boy did that make it nice and toasty inside. It got down to 36 degrees by morning and I slept very toasty.

    I put together a little video/slide show to show you how much fun we had. I thought it was going to be mostly ground dwellers, but Bigbamaguy and Mandydawn joined us, as well as Squidbilly and his son. There were 5 hammocks and 2 tents, the hangers out numbered the ground dwellers for sure.


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    Hey aboyd,

    Glad the rain didn't ruin the weekend. Sounds like a great menu. Nice video and slide show. Thanks for taking us along via video.
    Take care,
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    Senior Member Can't Wait's Avatar
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    Looked like a great time, Hungry now seeing the menu

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    Looks like y'all had it going on rain or shine.
    Thanks for the video. Always nice to see a bit of a place I have never been to.

    Dave

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    Terrific tune to watch by!
    Them too are some piney woods.... some of my best trips have been rainy ones. Glad you hung well.
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    Thanks for sharing. Mmmmmm beabs and ribs.
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    Nice video! Thanks for posting. To be really exciting, you could "fast forward" the driving scenes to make it look like you were driving really fast around those curves. Good music choice. Looks like you all had a good time.


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    For those that did not make out there with us....all I can say is oh my!!!! those LA Boys sure do know how to eat well in camp. Thank you aboyd for having Mandy and myself out with ya'll this weekend and I hope we get to do it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbamaguy View Post
    For those that did not make out there with us....all I can say is oh my!!!! those LA Boys sure do know how to eat well in camp. Thank you aboyd for having Mandy and myself out with ya'll this weekend and I hope we get to do it again.
    I've gotta second that! They really enjoy the outdoor cooking and eating.
    Thanks for the hospitality, we had a great time.

    We left early so we could run up to the Sipsey Wilderness Area yesterday.
    The waterfalls were running nicely with all that rain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squidbilly View Post
    We left early so we could run up to the Sipsey Wilderness Area yesterday.
    The waterfalls were running nicely with all that rain.
    We Alabama guys need to plan a trip over to the Sipsey. I would love to get a look at those water falls.
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