20717Re: [Hammock Camping] Appalachian Trail adventure book by hammock-hanging hiker...
- Apr 1, 2011Well done and good luck at Dayton de se4a/sm4inv
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dennis" <k1ypp@...> wrote:
> Good Day Aaron, N9ANE and Dick, KD0CGS:
> Seems to be a disproportionate number of hammock hangers that are hams,
> not quite certain why? When I wrote the book it was my intention to give
> just enough info about ham radio so that it might spark interest in a
> few readers...that has certainly been the case.
> Hiking and ham radio go well together. I was able to communicate over
> the entire length of the trail, and using Morse code, was able to lay in
> my hammock with headphones on and using my hand to send the code, the
> other hikers were not even aware that I was using a radio. This, in
> contrast to cell phones where I usually had to leave the immediate area
> so as not to distract others.
> Interestingly, the book is about my hike of the AT, and having heart
> surgery right in the middle of the hike, yet if you look at the various
> tags for the book on amazon.com, it ranks as the most popular amateur
> radio book at the moment: Ham Tags <http://tinyurl.com/3jq49q5>
> Even though I did take 300 days off for the heart surgery (six-artery
> bypass), I feel I have braggin' rights: I finished, Bill Bryson didn't!
> In the book I emphasized how happy I was with my hammock on the hike. To
> me, it had so many advantages over a tent. I didn't even carry a roll-up
> sleeping pad. On a few occasions I even purposely hung it over places
> that a tent would prove impossible: a stream, a pile of logs and a
> boulder. I had fun with it.
> Oh, I'll be at the Dayton Hamvention this year and do my AT presentation
> on Sunday morning (May 22) at 10:30. Stop by if you're attending the
> convention. Spread the word, I'd love to have a full house. Forums:
> Dennis, K1YPP
> Author of: Three Hundred Zeroes: <http://tinyurl.com/2f74mdt> Lessons
> of the Heart on the Appalachian Trail
> A non-fiction adventure travel story on the Appalachian Trail
> Finalist in the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Contest
> Available on Amazon.com, <http://tinyurl.com/248ymjg> Smashwords
> <http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/34135?ref=k1ypp> and Kindle
> <http://tinyurl.com/2cvecyg> .
> --- In email@example.com, "Dick Dahlen" <ddahlen@>
> wrote:>> hadn't tried taking an ham radio with while camping in the
> BWCA. but I do hang> Dick Dahlen kd0cgs...> ----- Original Message
> ----- > From: Aaron Eidt > To: firstname.lastname@example.org >
> Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 10:07 AM> Subject: Re: [Hammock
> Camping] Appalachian Trail adventure book by hammock-hanging hiker...
> > Hmmm you said Ham radio well I am a general class operator so if any
> people are > interested in it let me know > > N4ANE thats my call >
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