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    Congrats on retiring. It's been a long time,25+...

    Congrats on retiring. It's been a long time,25+ years, since we first saw you at the MSF children's theater. Glad those young backpackers were able to keep up with.
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    Good lyrics for a rack song................

    Good lyrics for a rack song................
  3. Being a founding participant of the first 3 years...

    Being a founding participant of the first 3 years and 65+ myself, I have to say this is the best video I have ever seen from the MFBH. Thank you.
  4. Enjoyed the video........makes me realize how...

    Enjoyed the video........makes me realize how much I need to get back out there.....
  5. Nice trip, I too will spend more time bikepacking...

    Nice trip, I too will spend more time bikepacking this year locally. When did you move from Chaska?
  6. Nice report Shug..........glad to see the...

    Nice report Shug..........glad to see the tradition continue............
  7. I will also be there.......will be turning this...

    I will also be there.......will be turning this into a bikepacking trip also..........
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    I skip the TP and use...

    I skip the TP and use snowballs....................no!!........really I do............quite refreshing.
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    Now that I see the food list starting to be...

    Now that I see the food list starting to be filled I know I will miss being at the hang.............To fully enjoy the tradition of the MFBH, I hope all attending will contribute with food, chores,...
  10. +1 to all of the above from...

    +1 to all of the above from Lonetracker.................best solid advice on winter camping I've read this year....If I were to attend a winter group hang this season, this would be the...
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    http://www.holyadventure.com/purify-water-melted-s...

    http://www.holyadventure.com/purify-water-melted-snow
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    South side of the river off of Hwy....

    South side of the river off of Hwy. 25..............
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    Have hiked and hung the section from Belle Plain...

    Have hiked and hung the section from Belle Plain to Shakopee a number of times, both summer ,fall and winter, but this will be the first winter to bike and hang.
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    My hammock and " fattie " will be seen down on...

    My hammock and " fattie " will be seen down on the river bottoms this winter on overnights......
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    I am a better human being for having learned...

    I am a better human being for having learned something new today.

    Even though you don't like rules:lol: I thank you for looking this up. I remain teachable.
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    Just an FYI, whatever site is chosen, one should...

    Just an FYI, whatever site is chosen, one should make sure it is well within " Finland State Forest " boundaries and outside of privately owned or " Superior National Forest " land.. Remember "...
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    I'm here............still..:lol:

    I'm here............still..:lol:
  18. Thread: Hello from MN

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    Welcome from a fellow Shakopee...

    Welcome from a fellow Shakopee resident...................
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    Say Vince is that a "Long Haul Trucker" your...

    Say Vince is that a "Long Haul Trucker" your riding. I've logged 1250 miles so far this summer.
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    My first UQ was a rectangular sleeping bag with...

    My first UQ was a rectangular sleeping bag with the corners tied and suspended. This worked fine till I could afford something better.
    ...
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    As to the application of all knots, keep this in...

    As to the application of all knots, keep this in mind.

    A neat knot, knotted neatly, is a neatly knotted knot. While a neat knot, not knotted neatly, is not a neatly knotted knot. Just...
  22. http://www.shop.cookecustomsewing.com/product.sc?p...

    http://www.shop.cookecustomsewing.com/product.sc?productId=175

    You may want to check these out. I have one in white and a multi colored one. They are great tarps.
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    So much for global warming......................

    So much for global warming......................
  24. Unfortunately, life has it's curve balls. I will...

    Unfortunately, life has it's curve balls. I will no longer be able continue with this thread, nor will I be able to attend. My loss......hope someone can pick up the ball and keep it rolling.
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=13529

    You can always find a way to skin the cat...............this was an experiment w/what I had..........My current...
  26. " The 2014 Original Minnesota Frozen Butt Hang "

    Can already see people are chomping at the bit. dates for this years hang " will be " from Jan. 16th - 19th. Site will be the same as last year, Finland State Forest, Madhob has already scoped it out...
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    Wishing you a cold, cold winter.........hope you...

    Wishing you a cold, cold winter.........hope you can make it for the, original and often imitated " 2014 Minnesota Frozen Butt "..........
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    Think you mean the " Chequamegon - Nicolet...

    Think you mean the " Chequamegon - Nicolet National Forest ". I could be wrong now, but I don't think so...........cause it's a jungle out there...........it's a jungle out there...........:lol:
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    YES, Welcome to Minnesota. And prepare for the "...

    YES, Welcome to Minnesota. And prepare for the " The Mn. Frozen Butt ".......I am soon to post time and location................It will be "...
  30. Thread: One Tree Hang

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    Very nice............

    Very nice............
  31. Thread: SHT Sept/Oct

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    Sounds like the trail will be well trodden this...

    Sounds like the trail will be well trodden this week. I head up Sunday morn for a 2 nighter w/2 of my sons:) b4 they leave 4 Colorado in a month.
  32. Neil Diamond........." Solitary Shug "

    Neil Diamond........." Solitary Shug "
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    Would like to be at Split Rock 8 or...

    Would like to be at Split Rock 8 or 9am..........have to check my maps to see how long of a hike to Beaver River..........
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    Coming up on Saturday, will hike in to spend the...

    Coming up on Saturday, will hike in to spend the night and then backtrack to the loop. I,ll be there the 14th-17th.
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    Have you chosen a section yet. I plan to be up...

    Have you chosen a section yet. I plan to be up there the 14th-17th. May be able to cross paths.
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    Poll: 61 in November.........keep...

    61 in November.........keep up....................in the winter when it's -20F..........:lol:
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    I still maintain , ignorance is an excuse for the...

    I still maintain , ignorance is an excuse for the law...........at least in my case.......:lol:
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    Try a cub foods if one is near by.......

    Try a cub foods if one is near by.......
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    If your still worried:scared:, put a slippery...

    If your still worried:scared:, put a slippery half hitch where the bury comes out............:shades:although, some will say the extra knot will add weight to your suspension......
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    NCT Thru Hike in Progress

    Not sure if this is the right forum but give it a try. This young man is currently thru hiking the North Country trail. ( 6 mo. trip )As of now only a few have. During a recent search and rescue for...
  41. Thread: SHT Thru Hike

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    Just received text, Son is at Oberg Mt. heading...

    Just received text, Son is at Oberg Mt. heading for Tofte. All in all, he's dealt w/some pretty harsh conditions and is still going w/sectioning. Pretty proud of him here.:shades:
  42. Thread: SHT Thru Hike

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    Forgot to mention my son is an eagle scout, 10...

    Forgot to mention my son is an eagle scout, 10 year staff member at Tomohawk Scout Reservation with 6 years as an aquatics specialsist, 2 years health officer, One year senior health officer, and...
  43. Thread: SHT Thru Hike

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    The long story..........Arrived late at Jackson...

    The long story..........Arrived late at Jackson Lake Road to Otter Lake Road and it was snowed in. Dark was falling and we quickly found a 3 point spot to hang both hammocks w/one tarp. Rose the next...
  44. Thread: SHT Thru Hike

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    Thank you to Fronkey and Tala, It was nice to...

    Thank you to Fronkey and Tala, It was nice to have unexpected friends there for the moral support...........
  45. Thread: SHT Thru Hike

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    Oh. and by the way, he is all...

    Oh. and by the way, he is all right..............no meth-amphetamines were involved (unlike the teens in California) and hopefully it doesn't potentially cost me $160,000.00.
  46. Thread: SHT Thru Hike

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    SHT Thru Hike

    Ok, my son's thru hike ended as quickly as it started. Impassable snow conditions, torrential rain and lightning, after 24 hr's plus and not reaching 7 miles walk out to next trail head. Cook County...
  47. Thread: SHT Thru Hike

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    SHT Thru Hike

    Current plan is to leave Monday morning to drive my son up to the Minn Arrowhead for his attempt to thru hike the SHT. He will have scetchy conditions as there is still quite a bit of snow on the...
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    Unless its been done, could a spreadsheet be...

    Unless its been done, could a spreadsheet be formed w/negative and positive parks,trails and places to hang. Personally, I would rather remain ignorant and hang w/proper LNT till told not to, than...
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    Welcome from another " Shakopee...

    Welcome from another " Shakopee resident"...........
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    Try contacting AJ. He's a forum member out of...

    Try contacting AJ. He's a forum member out of Brainerd.
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