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2019 Camping Goals

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Post by Karla (with a k) » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:16 am

What is on your agenda for 2019? Do you have any exciting trips planned? Is there a place you'd love to hang?


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Post by Calait » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:27 pm

Hoping to get some hanging system in my backyard this year to test my gear. About to order a sewing machine to sew a hammock sock from Ripstop by the roll.
Any day in the outdoors is better than a day at work.

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Post by Karla (with a k) » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:54 am

Calait wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:27 pm
Hoping to get some hanging system in my backyard this year to test my gear. About to order a sewing machine to sew a hammock sock from Ripstop by the roll.
Awesome! You can do it! I taught myself to sew and made my own hammock. This year I'll tackle making a tarp. Please post a thread with pics so we can see your finished product!
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Post by Matthew2000tx » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:37 pm

Get rid of extra equipment and get better quality stuff.
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Post by BillyBob66 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:30 pm

I hope to get in a Sipsey Wilderness trip before the cool weather goes away. In early fall we are planning a Rocky Mountain back pack, probably Wind Rivers, WY or Sawtooths on ID. In the meantime, just plenty of day hikes, enjoying off trail(no snakes or bugs, too cold! )and back yard testing.
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Post by thanhliem24 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:10 am

I will prepare all the equipment for climbing and exploring the forest.
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Post by Calait » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:10 pm

Not trusting my gear, I am building a Turtle-stand and starting with a sock for my hammock. After the stand is built trying for twice per month in the back yard.
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Post by BillyBob66 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:17 pm

Calait wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:10 pm
Not trusting my gear, I am building a Turtle-stand and starting with a sock for my hammock. After the stand is built trying for twice per month in the back yard.
If you can do twice a month in the backyard, you will gain a lot of knowledge, experience and maybe confidence in your gear. Back yard sleeping is always very challenging to me. I find it real hard to fall asleep. I usually sleep real good on the trail, especially after a long days hike. I also think it makes a difference when there is no choice to give up and go inside. My # of good nights sleep in the back yard are far and few between, though I have had many great sleeps on the trail. If I would ever commit to a week out there, I'd probably be good to go. Or, just remember to wear my ear plugs, to deal with barking dogs, car doors and engines, etc.
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Post by Calait » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:07 pm

BillyBob66 wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:17 pm

If you can do twice a month in the backyard, you will gain a lot of knowledge, experience and maybe confidence in your gear. Back yard sleeping is always very challenging to me. I find it real hard to fall asleep. I usually sleep real good on the trail, especially after a long days hike. I also think it makes a difference when there is no choice to give up and go inside. My # of good nights sleep in the back yard are far and few between, though I have had many great sleeps on the trail. If I would ever commit to a week out there, I'd probably be good to go. Or, just remember to wear my earplugs, to deal with barking dogs, car doors and engines, etc.
Currently, I am building a Hammock Sock from RipStop by the Roll, and building my stands. I will need to make an underquilt protector for those summer evenings.s
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Post by Schaber » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:46 am

My 2019 goal is to have at least one solid camping trip. Which would be one more than the last year. I'm getting rusty... haha

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Post by Calait » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:59 pm

Rebuilding my tree straps, and trying for a monthly night in the backyard.
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Post by Karla (with a k) » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:11 am

Calait wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:59 pm
Rebuilding my tree straps, and trying for a monthly night in the backyard.
You can do it! I just completed my 40th month of camping at least one night.
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Post by Dead Man » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:02 am

I've already done a handful of overnighters locally. Got a group hang the end of April in Sipsey to do. I was going to do another section on the AT in late May but that may just turn into 3 - 4 days in Sipsey solo. Financial concerns partly and the timeline for a trip to Central Asia to hike in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan (think Pakistan and look northwest a tad) being the other. I'll still have a number of local overnighters and solo weekends in Sipsey through the end of the year once the weather gets cooler again.

Work is the bane of my existence. Without it, I'd be in the woods somewhere in the world all the time. I look at these group hangs all around the country and would happily travel almost every weekend just to hang somewhere different and meet these folks I only know from the typed words on the forums.

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