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    Suggestion for a new section

    After looking at the "Groceries?" thread, I wondered if a trail food section would be appropriate. Obviously there are others here, like myself, who are just starting out and need a little help in the what food to pack area.
    I canoe but have not hiked much, if you don't count four years of Army service. The Army experience has probably been more of a deterent to my getting out there as anything.
    MREs were in their infancy then and canned rations on there way out. Neither, in my opinion, were very palatable. That and a heavy rucksack and uncomfortable heavy boots have did little to encourage future incursions.
    I have already picked up a lot from you guys and think that this may be what it takes to get me off my duff and out there again.
    We have seen a little of this happening already and I have found it extremely helpful.

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    There has been talk of expanding the categories in the past, but the powers that be really want to keep this site focused specifically on hammocks and not backpacking in general. As such, the existing 'non-hammock' categories were a compromise.

    I would suggest you look at some other forums for more info about food on the trail:

    The Cooking and Food Forum at WhiteBlaze

    The Backcountry Kitchen Forum at Practical Backpacking

    and of course the great Freezer Bag Cooking site
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    Ditto what AS said.
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    I have to say that for the most part...ifn's it aint Hammockin...It aint happenin...LOL....I do greatly appreciate all the help EVERYONE has given me here on Hammock Forums...Thus the reason I posted the Groceries thread in the Non Hammock area. I have to say that the Freezer Bag Cooking site is a blast...and many of the ideas that have been shared here are also excellent...Thanks again for all the help.
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    find the backpack cooking section in Backpacker forums

    www.backpacker.com/community/
    Last edited by riverkeeper; 04-19-2008 at 03:09.
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    i have to say, i have mixed feelings on how far our discussion could spread out here.

    on the one hand, i feel kinda like i'm w/ my extended family here & i find myself sometimes wishing i could just ask you guys & gals about other stuff rather than going to less familiar, less friendly forums.

    but on the other hand, i do understand that if we continue to spread our focus, at some point we'll begin to forget the main purpose of this site.
    and when people (newbie or seasoned hammockers) come here looking for good, strait forward info on hammocks, they may have to wade through a lot of other stuff before they ever have a chance of finding what they came here for.

    people already get overwhelmed sometimes by all the hammock talk (including all the DIY discussion) before they find the basic info they are looking for.
    hopefully we'll keep looking for ways to simplify the basic info (hammock videos for one thing).

    so i guess we should keep our focus here on hammocks & things directly related to the hammock like attrol & justjeff proposed when this site was being conceived<G>.

    but we can still make mention of, or ask for references, to other stuff from the people here at HF. ...tim
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    How about making the Food section just a listing of links to all of the above and any others that members feel would be useful?
    This way we don't have to get off track & can still direct others to other areas of interest & needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash View Post
    How about making the Food section just a listing of links to all of the above and any others that members feel would be useful?
    This way we don't have to get off track & can still direct others to other areas of interest & needs.
    could be a possibility but lets wait until justjeff gets back & see what he thinks.
    attrol can make changes if he sees fit, but i certainly don't want to be making changes that could be going against jeff's hopes & plans, especially while he's away serving our country.

    in the mean time, we can just make references here in the "non-hammock" forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash View Post
    How about making the Food section just a listing of links to all of the above and any others that members feel would be useful?
    This way we don't have to get off track & can still direct others to other areas of interest & needs.
    Search some of the old threads where this was talked about. There are some really good points. What I can remember goes along with what Slowhike is saying.

    This is the only truely hammocking message board out there. There is the yahoo list, but that works a little different. There are a ton of hiking and backpacking ones out there. If we start letting other topics in, we loose that nich. Then nothing is setting this board appart from all the others.

    I think all that opening this up would do is make the information in one more spot. In the process this board would take a huge hit. I think most of us follow more than 1 board. Making a huge confusing mess if all hiking questions are going to get asked on multiple boards. Yes I find it anoying to see the same thing posted in different places. The record I saw was something talking up there thing on 4 different boards.

    I think we should go back the other way. Going back to only hammock talk. In all the starting threads helpful hints were dropped when it got too bad. If we let one other topic in then all of them are going to come in. Plus then it wouldn't be a hammock forum and the name would have to be changed.
    Last edited by Coffee; 04-20-2008 at 11:53.
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    I am going to have to go along with everyone else. WhiteBlaze & PracticalBackpacking have ample food boards. I do not see a need to dilute what we have here. I like catching the occassional food related thread, but prefer it to be just that. When I come to hammock fourms I know it's going to be all hammocks...all the time. Sorry couldn't resist that one.

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