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    BIG undecisive turtle

    my cousin and i are very new to this place and to hammock camping we are trying to get all the stuff we need for colder weather camping which we should have either by late sept or early oct. BUT THE PROBLEM IS I DONT KNOW WHAT HANG TO GO TO!!! i regretably live smack dab in the middle of missouri where it seams only 2 other HF members are and all the good hangouts are halfway across the US . what what are we to do i have a durango that gets maybe "with a tailwind" 14mpg and with the cost of gas nowdays im stumped. i SO want to get out to a hang with little to no hikeing SOON. because i am quite out of shape . Although i am trying to rectify this "just a LONG process" but I am capable of hikeing short distances. Talking to all of you one here make me want to meet yall. So here is my question what hangs is comming out SOON that will fit my cousins and I's needs. distance is a fairly large deal but not a game ender. I drove professionally for a few years so long distance driving dont bother me "I quite enjoy it" so please help yall know better that I what hangs yall have produce larger groups and what the difficulty rating for doing them are.

    I hope "and pray" that we will be meeting soon as i would hate to have to wait till next years spring ozark hang "which i will be attending" to meet everyone.

    Thanks for taking the time to read/post to my message

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    Sorry I can't help but you always welcome to come up here to Canada.
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    hey bud ive been to canada on my way to alaska "lived there for 6 months" you have a beautiful country BUT getting my gear into your county would be jail waiting to happen. i guess they dont understand multiple VERY large knives "which are bush tools " as tools. last time i crossed they took my 4in pocket knife and i had to mail my botec bow back to my grandmothers house.
    not to mention yall gas is 3X as expensive as it here where im from at least it was last time i was there. but a georgous country nonetheless.

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    doesnt anyone know of a gathering that can help us out

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    Come to mine, in charleston sc, no hiking required. or to the northeast fla hang the weekend after
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    The upcoming hang in TN would not require any hiking, but it would be a bit of a drive. Hopefully the link will work. If not you can find it in the hang/event planning thread as "5th annual mid tn fall hangout oct. 14,15,16"

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=37058

    I was new at the spring hang, and everyone was extremely nice and helpful.

    Ragnall

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    Well, it's almost as far as Canada...

    ...but you won't get your knives or bow confiscated on the way...

    There're two hangs coming up here in Florida. One of 'em is fairly soon (the weekend of 10/7) and can be found here. This one requires a 2.2 mile hike in from the parking lot, but is apparently not terrible on the terrain from the YouTube videos I've seen of the trail.

    The second one is coming up in January, over MLK weekend. The planning thread is here, and the sign-up sheet is here. This one is a car-camping deal, though if you want to hike, it's right on the Florida Trail. It's also right on Buck Lake, so you can canoe or kayak if that's your thing.

    Hope to see you at one or the other!

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    yea if nothing else comes up that is closer we were planing on going to the TN hang how many people will be attending

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    My best friend and I hang about every other weekend in Mid-Missouri. We're trying to setup a big hang this fall at Bell Mountain, but will go several times before then on short overnighters around Columbia. Check out baxpax.org for more info on trips, maps, etc for around Missouri. We also have a facebook. Hope to hang with you sometime.
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    Not an official hang but I am one of the choir

    I am a Scoutmaster of a troop and we will be camping along the Katy Trail in October. Many of us are hammock campers and I would have no problem introducing you to the gang. Let me know if you have an interest.
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