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    To the Gambia!

    On the 28th December I will be flying out as a part of a team of explorer scouts (14-18y) to the Kaira Konko Scout Lodge in Soma, The Gambia. We will be doing community work rebuilding storm-damaged houses, teaching in local schools and running activities for the local scout groups.

    And of course, I am taking a hammock -my trekmates expedition. It's lightweight and very compact. Oppurtunities for sleeping it are pretty low, as I don't have a bugnet, but I'm planning on kipping in it during our 'siesta' time around midday when it's hot. Hopefully I'll be able to get some pictures, and if much hammock activity happens, I'll post up a report with some pictures and maybe even video!
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    How exciting!

    Looking forward to pics and possible trip report....
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    What an awesome opportunity! Enjoy your trip and just like Dos, would love to see some pictures and a trip report.

    Jay

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    Why don't you take a bug net ???
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    or pick one up when you're over there?
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    Really would like to see those pics! Have fun and be safe!
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    Sounds like a cool trip, I never got to do anything like that when I was in scouts. Enjoy!
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    I was in the Gambia in 2002. It is a very hot and buggy place espically upriver. We were there as guests of the president. We assisted him in planting bannana trees at his retreat up river. Friendly people and many speak english. I would grab a bug net they are light and very inexpensive. You would have tons of chances to hang then!
    Shawn Geary

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    1 Peter 5:6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you

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