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Big Hill Pond Camping Clinic #3 with a hike

  • Big Hill Pond

    984 John Howell Rd, Pocahontas, TN (map)

    35.077081 -88.712474

  • This is part of our Camping Clinic and will be our first OFFICIAL Campout. Please come out to cheer these guys and gals on. I decided to open this to everyone so that we can get a few others involved to be able to offer advise and showcase equipment. We will be in the campground. I should have a banner or some other type info up for everyone to find us but its not that big of a campground. Come prepared to have your equipment get all touchy feely. There will be a hike on Sunday and may be a short hike on Sat if time permits.
    Even if you don't have any or all the equipment please come out, to view others equipment and enjoy the hike. You will need a tent, sleep bag and sleep pad with choice of food. Pot luck is encouraged but not mandatory. Email me for directions or post up if your looking to carpool

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  • Bill B.

    Eddie, I wondereing about hamick camping. Have a couple of questions#1 what kind and size of tarp for over head #2 where and how do you tie the ridge line

    March 21, 2013

    • Shane W.

      My hammocks have amsteel loops larks headed through the channel ends. I loosen the larks head and run the loops through the fixed ends of my structural ridgeline. I use zing-it 2.2 mm for my rideline since it does carry some of my load. If your just wanting a RL to hang stuff from and hold off bugnets, you could use pretty much anything. Feel free to hollar at me if you want. I'm on FB or shoot me an email and Ill send ya my #.

      March 21, 2013

    • Eddie M.

      Ditto on what Shane said. The only thing I ask is be specific on what ridge line your talking about. The Structural Ridge line like on mine is 1/16 12 braid pure spectra and I have a ton of that stuff. Tarp Ridge line I use to use Handy Hundred that's a 12 brad nylon 1/16 at 100lbs. Now I am using a little thicker line that has a reflective tracer in it for all my tarp guy outs. As far as where and how its all a matter of personal pref. You kind of have to learn where YOUR sweet spot is and try to tie it off there. I am still wanting to do the Tarp and Hammock Clinic sometime in the next 2 or 3 months.

      2 · March 21, 2013

  • Eddie M.

    Canceled due to weather.

    March 21, 2013

    • Shane W.

      I don't mind rain on and off, but it is looking like it would be the whole time. I'll meet ya'll on the next one hopefully.

      March 21, 2013

    • Gavin A.

      Bummer. Even though I couldn't make this one, sorry it got canceled for you guys!

      March 21, 2013

  • Geoffrey

    Too bad about the weather! For any one who wants another opportunity to try out the gear close to Memphis Deena is organizing a camping trip at Shelby Forest next weekend (29th). There are 6 spots left.

    http://www.meetup.com/southern-backpacker/events/107321952/

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    just looked on the weather forecast and now it's saying 60% for Saturday as well. If raining is it cancelled or what?

    March 20, 2013

    • Shane W.

      If it is, I'll need to know by tomorrow for a full refund on the site reservations.

      March 20, 2013

  • Shane W.

    I can bring some "grillin" beans.

    March 20, 2013

  • Bill B.

    Ill bring buns

    March 20, 2013

  • Lea

    Are we doing Pot luck Sat night???

    March 19, 2013

  • Bill B.

    thanks I am contacting Gary Cofer and Don Boles to see if there game.

    March 19, 2013

    • Lea

      I will be there between 6:3-7am so we will still have time to pick up Kim and make the 9am hike

      March 19, 2013

    • Lea

      my phone #(901)[masked] just in case you need to call

      March 19, 2013

  • Bill B.

    I looking for a ride . . . I live 2 blocks off Poplar. In Germantown going East on Poplar the first left past St. Georges Church/school is Brachton. That is where I live. If your going owt hwy 57 Im on the way.

    March 18, 2013

    • Bill B.

      beggers cant be choosy . . . . whatever

      March 18, 2013

    • Eddie M.

      I would give u a ride but I am coming up from walnut ms so I am not coming anywhere near u.

      March 19, 2013

  • Shane W.

    Looking at the pics my girl and I both thought it looked ok. I have tied off to the Jeep before if needed.

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Eddie M.

    not sure about tree situation in 14. some of the sites are limited for trees. once you get there you may have to move around.

    March 17, 2013

  • Shane W.

    Thanks Lee! I was on a wireless network earlier and it never showed my first post. I'm not usually that redundant.:) I went ahead and reserved 14, but we're not stingy if anyone needs/wants to crash.

    March 17, 2013

  • Eddie M.

    Lee I am planning on being there on Fri night. I have site 16 reserved both nights. I think Wayne said he has 17. Shane there should be no problem with Hammocks. A few years ago I think we had about 7 hammocks in this site lol, and bring who ever you want.

    March 17, 2013

  • Shane W.

    I'm planning on bringing my daughter.

    March 17, 2013

  • Shane W.

    I just joined up last night, and am 99% sure I'll be there. I'm planning on bringing my 9 yr old daughter since she didn't get to make the last camp I went on. I've never been to Big Hill Pond, are there plenty of trees for hammocks?

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    just curious if anyone is planning on going Friday night? I am pretty sure that I will.

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've camped for years but am just now getting into backpacking. If you don't mind a newb I would like to tag along. If weather is good I may bring one or two of my sons(13 y/o) if it's ok.

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Gavin A.

    I apologize for flip-flopping on this one. I was really looking forward to this, but it appears I am needed at Camporee to chauffeur some of our older members. So, I will not be able to make this one.

    1 · February 27, 2013

  • Gavin A.

    I'm looking forward to this. Big Hill Pond has been on my scope for some time.

    February 26, 2013

  • Gavin A.

    One of my sons may have BSA Camporee this weekend. If so, I will change my number to 1 guest.

    February 26, 2013

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