Nor' Easter NEHHA Winter hang. Jan 6-8 2017

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  1. Nighthauk

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    For those of you whom might be interested.

    THE 7th ANNUAL NEHHA'S OFFICIAL NOR' EASTER WINTER HANG at THE CHESTERFIELD SCOUT RESERVATIONS (CSR), Jan 6-8, 2017

    Once again we will be meeting at the Chesterfield Scout Reservation for good times, lots of laughs and, of course, amazing food. Hoping for this to be colder and whiter than last time but what the heck, we are going to have a good time anyways.



    First of all the boring stuff.

    The price structures for renting the property Is the same as last year which seemed to work out. We will be charging $10.00 a head. This will cover the costs for the rentals as well as 1/2 cord of hardwood like last year.



    Secondly because of the nature of winter and per camp rules, this will also be a dry hang. No Alcoholic beverages allowed. Beside the camp rules, we want to make this a safe and all welcoming good time for everyone. I know some of you don't agree and I am sorry for the changes to the policy. Having discussed it with several other original long time members we feel, that for the Official Hangs, this is going to stay in place for ALL NEHHA Winter hangs. All other smaller hangs will be determined by the hosting bodies. ***ANY QUESTIONS, CONCERNS OR SUGGESTIONS PLEASE PM ME TO DISCUSS***



    Now getting that out of the way. Raiffnuke and I are getting together to start planning some of the great side activities. Some of the staples have been knot tying/splicing, fire starting/building, DIY stove building, possible Ice Fishing and random shenanigans. If there is something that you specifically want to have as a course or you would want to teach a course feel free to let us know. We are open to suggestions.



    Now up for discussion, this is the 6th year that we have used the CSR for our hangs. How does everyone feel about for the charity that we make it to the Western Mass Scouting Council. These monies would be used for the scouting programs in Western Mass. Scholarships to scouts for summer camp and programs, funding for structures/activities in those camps. There are currently 26 Boy Scout troops, 24 Cub Scout Packs that contain roughly 2400 Boys. Any thoughts on this?





    Lastly, as we draw closer to the event I will be posting the final schedule of activities, Meals, and Directions. I will post up the sign-up sheets tomorrow. Can't wait to see everyone there.


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    sounds like a great time I live huntington so if you need any help let me know
     
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    Sorry I am so late getting back to you. I appreciate the offer. It's pretty laid back and relaxing. I am working on putting together a schedule and teaching sessions at the moment. Other than that it runs pretty smoothly. Just come and have a good time.


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    We are getting closer and I am seeing a lot of small snow falls in the forecast so I am really hoping for some snow for this hang.

    I also wanted to let everyone know that because of my crazy schedule this year I totally neglected to look for business donations to this hangs raffle. My apologies for that.

    Lastly I am just putting together a list of activities or "classes" to schedule for the days fun. If you are interested in teaching a skill i.e. Knife sharpening, knot tying, fire building , orienteering...please let me know.

    I should have the signup sheet up and ready by the end of today. Please fill it out as it helps for people to know how many people are coming and what they are bringing for food and equipment.


    Look forward to seeing everyone soon.


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    If you are interested in coming to the winter hang, please fill out the signup sheet so that we can plan accordingly for food and gear. All are welcome for the day or the entire weekend. Would love to meet some more local bushcrafters out there. This is a great time to test your gear and mettle for winter camping. There are safeguards in place if needed. Other than that there are a lot a terrific food, great conversation and a warm fire to sit around as needed.


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    Well it will be at least a white winter hang and below freezing, which always helps. We are one week away and there is still room for a few more people if you are interested in coming.


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