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    Quote Originally Posted by hangNyak View Post
    We could do Ocala. It's kind of a central place for everyone. Do it on one of the weekends, and you would probably get more participation. Sort of a pre-Florida Hang hang.
    I like that idea and it's only 2 hours away from where I live in WPB. I'll make a thread in a couple weeks and we'll lock something down. Looking forward to meeting some new friends.

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    I have the same list as last year, but I have not landed on a supplier yet. I don't think poor Tommy Firewood from Palatka will be our dealer this year though! and yes, at least a cord for sure.


    Quote Originally Posted by L.D. Cakes View Post
    Do we have the firewood lined up yet?

    You know I had never watched that vid with the closed caption on until now. Holy cow that's funny!!!
    Tommy would freak for sure!
    Hedgehogs! Why can't they just share the hedge?

    FH3 REPORTS AND PICS http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=66682
    FH4 In the Planning Now! Ask me for more......
    "Vada a Bordo, Cazzo!"

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    Here are some planning spreadsheets that have been done for months. My apologies for not making sure they were available to you sooner! Let nail down some details!

    Attendance Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...hl=en_US#gid=1

    Meal Planning Spreadsheet:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...3c&hl=en#gid=0

    Activities Planning Spreadsheet (Hiking, Kayaking, Kids and Stovemaking): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...3c&hl=en#gid=2

    Supplies and Equipment Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...3c&hl=en#gid=1

    Paypal Dontations: tls2tlc1@yahoo.com

    Also anyone wanting to contribute to the costs of the hang can send money to the same paypal account as last year.
    We have covered the cost for the campsite and firewood with proceeds from last years hang, but other associated costs like food, patches and raffle associated costs will have to be covered as well. I expect the raffle will more than cover those costs, but I hate to make assumptions about anything!
    Last edited by Gumbo; 12-06-2012 at 10:16. Reason: Same as always. I R Techtard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flackfizer View Post
    The curtain parts. Trumpet fanfare blares. A man in a tabard steps out and unrolls a scroll. After clearing his throat he announces…

    Hear Ye Hear Ye—Attention one and all…
    We are pleased and proud to announce the THIRD ANNUAL FLORIDA HAMMOCK HANG, scheduled for JANUARY 18 to 21 and to be held at our now accustomed home, The BUCK LAKE CAMPGROUND in Florida’s OCALA NATIONAL FOREST. Mark it down, add it to your calendars, tell your friends and families, line up the leave time, start packing the car now so you don’t have to do it last minute, put yourselves in general readiness!

    The Florida Hammock Hang has rapidly become one of the main don’t miss big deal events of the HF social season. It has drawn HF members and others from all over this great land of ours in impressive numbers and promises to keep on growing and growing. Report threads from the last two events are on the Forum—you can get a good handle on what the hang is like. But in short, we have been having a great time sharing information, examining gear, testing out outdoor skills, taking day hikes, paddling long and short kayak river trips or scooting around Buck Lake, swapping tales around a 24 hour a day camp fire, vying for raffle prizes, and of course, eating! The Florida Hammock Hangs are gatherings of hardcore backwoods campers and trekkers, kayakers, and car campers in and around a trail-laced campsite that enables folks to stay close to cars and toilets or push off into a secluded spot—the choice is yours. But no matter where you love to hang your rig, the Florida Hammock Hang will have something to offer everyone.

    The planning committee has been hard at work getting things in line, but is very much an ongoing process with the door wide open to anyone with great ideas, vision, or a desire to help out. Just PM any one of us. Our model is to have scheduling for those who like to have things planned out while also enabling lots of space for free spirits to come and go as they choose. As of now though, and given precedents from previous years planned activities include:

    Group Hike on parts of the Florida Trail
    River Kayak Excursions
    Gear Show and Tell
    Gear Swap Meet
    Hammock Varietals Petting Zoo (bring your fave rig, test out others)
    Tiny Stove Cook Off and Water Boiling Race
    The Big Raffle (prizes include gear from many of your fave HF vendors)
    Children’s Woods Workshops, Projects, and Gifts
    THE BIG GROUP SATURDAY EVENING GROUP MEAL
    Dutch Oven World
    And of course—hours of socializing with your fellow hammock hangers.
    And more….

    DIRECTIONS too! I 75. Exit 93. East on Rt 40. South on Rt 19. Right (back westward) on a small dirt road with the sign Buck Lake Campground, then second left to the lake. There will be signs of our own as well all along the dirt road part.

    Maps and More Here --------> https://sites.google.com/site/flhang...l-florida-hang


    So please come one come all and join us at Buck Lake and help make this wonderful event even better. We can’t spell Buck Lake without “U.”

    Pop by the registration tread (already underway here

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...t=florida+hang
    and add you name and then swing over the to public planning thread and get in on the brainstorming, creating of meal messes, and all the other things that will come together over the next few lead up months.

    Let me remind everyone also that Florida rather famously makes a wonderful winter escape from seasonal affective disorder or just an overload of slush. Our days have usually been in the 70s and we have dropped to a crisp 23 degrees on at least one night.

    So we all hope to see you and look forward to what has proven to be a fun planning process.

    Jump in on three, 1....2....3....

    Here ALSO are some useful planning and travel links. Meal messes are forming here as are schedules for people's with activities or skills they wish to share.


    Helpful Links:

    http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fs...Forest-%20Home

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...h&z=15&iwloc=A

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocala_National_Forest
    I am going to be vacationing in< The Villages" for the month of January. Is this anywhere near there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painted Turtle View Post
    I am going to be vacationing in< The Villages" for the month of January. Is this anywhere near there?
    It's about an hour from the Villages give or take a few minutes. Hope to see you there!

    Gumbo

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    Spreadsheet links for planning now found in my signature.

    Don't be shy folks it's just over a month away!
    FH4 Video slideshow footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZhujcHFgv0

    FHV Planning is ongoing. Look for a Official Planning Thread sometime in August!

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    Thank you Gumbo. OK everyone spreadsheets are up, let the planning begin. Only a few weeks away.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumbo View Post
    It's about an hour from the Villages give or take a few minutes. Hope to see you there!

    Gumbo
    OK: how do I sign-up? Is there somewhere I can dump my wife?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painted Turtle View Post
    OK: how do I sign-up? Is there somewhere I can dump my wife?
    Sign-ups can be found on the link to with in my sig. Don't worry that it's not full yet, we just posted it today and are expecting about 75-100 people again this year.


    If your wife is a tenter there are some flat areas near the entrance that a tent could be pitched, if you think she might like to try out a hammock many of us have an extra that could be borrowed for a test run.

    Gumbo
    FH4 Video slideshow footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZhujcHFgv0

    FHV Planning is ongoing. Look for a Official Planning Thread sometime in August!

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    When signing up on the attendee list please be sure to list childern that will be attending and their ages in the appropriate column.

    Thanks, Olddog
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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