Hey guys! Here’s the info page you’ve all been clamoring for - the mythical, magical Key West H3 island campout! Join us on MLK weekend for one of our most-beloved events, camping on Tarpon Belly Key!
We start arriving Friday at noon from the mainland where you can park a few of your cars at the end of Blimp Road on Cudjoe Key. Please try to pre-arrange carpooling from Key West or someone’s house as space is very limited. Once parked, you will be picked up by a very gracious Hasher who’s using his small center console personal boat as a ferry. (So don’t bring tons of bullshit, this is a primitive camping scenario. Think more water and snacks...less phone chargers, computers, hair dryers, bulky 10 person tents, etc.) You’ll then be ferried the three miles into the Gulf of Mexico to Tarpon Belly Key, where the keg should already be tapped and your weekend begins. Sunday, we try to have everything cleaned up (Leave No Trace principles) and everyone back to the mainland by noon.
I’m gonna break this down real easy for you half-minds:
What there’s NOT:
power unless you bring a small noiseless generator
Trash cans (you bring it, you pack it out)
A way to get to the mainland whenever you want
Single use plastics, like plastic cutlery & plastic cups (bring your vessels/cutlery!!!)
Anyone that cares about your need for a hair dryer
What there IS:
A set schedule for small center-console “ferries”
Giant fire all weekend
A rocky, coral beach (bring swim shoes)
Midnight nekkid Trail (or whatever)
Swimming in crystal clear, calm, ocean water
Fishing if you want
Primitive camping on an island in the Gulf of Mexico for two nights and three days
A cool patch for your Hapi
These lists are subject to change.
PAYMENT CAN GO TO:
PayPal - GM@Keywesthash.com
Venmo - @maggiehowes
DISCLAIMERS, PLEASE READ:
1) All jokes aside, this is always an amazing campout that people talk about for years afterwards. That being said, please be sure when rego-ing that you are able to be on an island away from the mainland for three days. There are no boats to shore available many times throughout the event for safety reasons for the Hasher boat owners, depending on tides, weather, and beer consumption. You will be given the schedule for the boats before the campout. If you have a health emergency, it will be a Coast Guard rescue and you will be responsible for all costs.
2) THIS IS NOT A DOG FRIENDLY CAMPOUT unless your dog is wearing thick rubber booties or you bring your own medical supplies. We have had dogs before, but unfortunately, the dogs ALL cut their tiny toe-beans to shreds on the coral rocks that coat the island whilst running amok. Do the right thing by your best friend if they like to be hyper and run and play all over. And same for you too - bring water shoes or strappy sandals.
Stuff to Bring:
tent, sleeping bag, snacks, a chair to sit in around the fire, re-usable utensils and water bottles (no single-use plastics), tarp and line if you want, bathing suit, thick soled water shoes for rocky coral everywhere, bug spray and reef safe sunscreen (or better yet, sunshirts and big floppy hats), a headlamp, TP for your bunghole or prepare your landlubber ass for sea dumps
YES, last year we experienced a short squall Sunday morning before we left. It almost sunk a boat and flipped many tents. Please bring enough guy lines to safely secure your tent in the case of wind and rain. The weather was beautiful immediately after.
Also, if you have a boat and are willing to ferry supplies and people, please let me know immediately!
Lastly, the Jolly Roger Invasion cruise lands in Key West Sunday. If you are planning on helping host the hash/pub crawl for them, I plan on having a boat available for one morning and one afternoon run.
Tarpon Belly Key