8th Annual Texas Fall Group Hang

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8th Annual Texas Fall Group Hang

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Post by UncleMJM » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:57 pm

It’s HOT and I’m seeing weather forecasts for more triple digit temps! The Texas Butt Bake Hang is history and I’m ready for some cool weather. I’m ready for fall!

It’s time to start talking about November! Yep, let's get the Annual Texas Fall Group Hang planning underway!

If you don’t have the date saved yet, mark November 10-13, 2016 on your calendar for the Lone Star State’s Annual fall hammock infestation of the trees at Fairfield Lake State Park.


It’s a great time to renew friendships, make new ones, and play with gear, so don’t miss out.

What started with a handful of folks from South/Central Texas in early 2009 has well surpassed the century mark with past participants from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arizona, Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Michigan, and places forgotten or unknown. Bottom line, Texas folks, (or friendly neighbors of The Republic), all are welcome.

In past years this planning thread has become a multipage read with some of the details lost in the conversations. To keep the conversations going yet simplify the scrolling, the FAQs and all the details needed are on a Google Doc for everyone’s review.

So that we can all be on the same page, if you haven’t been to this event before, or if you’ve been to every one since we started, take a few minutes to read the FAQs.

Frequently Asked Questions
Please check here before posting a question
as it may already have been addressed.

So, read the FAQs and let’s let the planning conversation begin!



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Post by sarge » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:07 pm

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Post by UncleMJM » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:14 pm

Absolutely. Did you read all of the FAQs first?

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Post by UncleMJM » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:06 pm

I'm impressed. Less than 24 hours into this planning and there are already 25 sites pd and by my estimate over 90 planning on attending.

The planning sheet is now live! Just to get us kick started; I have added the names of those who have already indicated they were planning on coming by way of Facebook, pm, or emails, as well as carryover info on some fields as we had it from last year. Please look for your name and update the rest of the information. From here forward, please add yourselves.

Oldgringo, aka "The Checotah Territory Banker" will be the only one to edit the "$Pd" column though.

Once a site is paid, Rat will add it to his info for site assignment. He’s an HVAC guy and since we are in triple digit temps, suffice it to say his plate is a bit full so don’t look for site assignments right away. Don’t worry though it will be available well before the hang and everyone will have a place to hang as well as hang out.

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Post by KINGLONESTAR » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:51 pm

Posted on the other side of the tracks already but wanted to post here now that I'm here.

Will be there. Have already reserved our trailer spot (for MRSLONESTAR and DAUGHTERLONESTAR). Looking forward to meeting some of y'all and learning some new things about hammocks.
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Post by UncleMJM » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:06 pm

Only 2 more "ber" months until we're hanging in Fairfield!

Please add to or update the spreadsheet with your info.

There are still a few sites available for those who want to book them and there are plenty of people willing to share for those who prefer that route.

We've got leaders on board for classes on foraging and line splicing. It's a good idea to bring something to take notes with for the edible hike. While there will be some amsteel available on site at cost, those with a lot of splicing in mind still have plenty of time to place an order with one of the great DIY vendors to get the color and quantity of line you want out there.

The burn ban has lifted and I'm starting to think about meals now!

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Post by sarge » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:32 pm

I know that hiking is food for the soul but---

an edible hike?
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Post by UncleMJM » Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:21 pm

sarge wrote:I know that hiking is food for the soul but---

an edible hike?
Must be present to win.

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Post by Zort » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:32 pm

sarge wrote:I know that hiking is food for the soul but---

an edible hike?
Well, they say that any truck is a food truck if you're a cannibal. There may be a similar saying for hiking.

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Post by UncleMJM » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:42 pm

UncleMJM wrote:Only 2 more "ber" months until we're hanging in Fairfield!

Please add to or update the spreadsheet with your info.

There are still a few sites available for those who want to book them and there are plenty of people willing to share for those who prefer that route.

We've got leaders on board for classes on foraging and line splicing. It's a good idea to bring something to take notes with for the edible hike. While there will be some amsteel available on site at cost, those with a lot of splicing in mind still have plenty of time to place an order with one of the great DIY vendors to get the color and quantity of line you want out there.

The burn ban has lifted and I'm starting to think about meals now!
Site update: "still a few sites available" = 3, as of my most recent count!

That's for those who want to book a site in the water only area, "Springfield Loop", where most will be hanging and where the main group activities will take place.

Once those are gone, there will still be plenty of space as many with site reservations are open to sharing and for those who prefer a private site, the adjacent camping area with full hookups still has plenty of space.

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Post by hikehunter » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:35 pm

I may have my wife on board for this one. I will work at it. I may need to get some help from folks. I think I can talk her into a bridge hammock. Hope there will be some there to give her a chance to try them out. We have been getting out more and more the last year, so I have high hopes.
There are wonders out there...now to go find them HFHS (Have Fun & Hike Safe)

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Post by UncleMJM » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:39 pm

hikehunter wrote:I may have my wife on board for this one. I will work at it. I may need to get some help from folks. I think I can talk her into a bridge hammock. Hope there will be some there to give her a chance to try them out. We have been getting out more and more the last year, so I have high hopes.
As for wife friendly events, they don't get much better than this one. :)
(At least that's what my wife and several others I know think.)

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Post by hikehunter » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:41 pm

I know that is why I am working at it. She does not hike much however she will do the car camping thing.
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Post by hikehunter » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:42 pm

She said she will make the carmel corn stuff for me.
There are wonders out there...now to go find them HFHS (Have Fun & Hike Safe)

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Post by Scuba » Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:01 pm

hikehunter wrote:She said she will make the carmel corn stuff for me.
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