The Portland Humpin' Hash Haring Basics

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General Info:

Hump hashes are on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. Hares off at 7:00 pm. The pack will follow between 7:10 and 7:15 so get going. An A-A hash starts and ends (On-In) at the same place. An A-A’ hash has the ‘On-In’ close bye, meaning within ¼ mile radius from the start. An A-B hash will require a dry car, which the hares are responsible for, to shuttle hashers back to “A”. The hares are also responsible to inform the Hare Raiser and/or the On Geek what the hounds need to bring: ID, cash, cards, etc… You can also email it to the Humphash Yahoogroups.

Laying trail:

If starting at a bar, it is highly advised to talk to the bar first. We may not be welcome or more importantly, warn them that they will need at least 2 bartenders for the evening. Each hare should have 7 – 10 lbs of flour EACH. The main goal is to not let hashers get lost, meaning mark trail often. Mark all falses with either the 3 dots or an F or YBF. Provide chalk, 3-4 sticks, for pavement trails to a few FRB’s and middle of the pack hashers – yes the hares are responsible for this. Other acceptable trail marks are FLAGS (for shiggy) and Koolaid (for snow and ice). Ask the Hare Raiser or a veteran hasher for different types of marks or check out the Guide to Laying Trail.

Tips for laying trail: Each hare should have 7 – 10 lbs of flour EACH. The main goal is to not let hashers get lost, meaning mark trail often. Mark all falses with either the 3 dots or an F or YBF. Provide chalk, 3-4 sticks, for pavement trails to a few FRB’s and middle of the pack hashers – yes the hares are responsible for this. Other acceptable trail marks are FLAGS (for shiggy) and Koolaid (for snow and ice). Ask the Hare Raiser or a veteran hasher for different types of marks or check out the Guide to Laying Trail. Tips for laying trail:

  * Shiggy means "off pavement", not railroad tracks,
    private property, jumping off cliffs, etc.
    We're here to hash and party, not die, go to jail,
    or pay stiff (heh heh) fines.
  * Mark well enough so half-minds can sort of figure
    it out. Remember, the hounds don't know where you're
    going. It's no fun if they get lost and you can't
    make fun of them during religion.
  * Keep the beer checks to 2 or 3 max.  There is plenty
    of beer at the ON IN for those who want to party.
  * After your last beer check, lead the pack towards the
    On In.  Don't lay a  bunch of falses and get the pack lost.  
    They should be somewhat tired at this point and looking to
    warm up, eat, drink and be happy @ religion.

Beer:

If we end at a bar (no keg), then the hares get a set amount of reimbursement – for Beer Check beer, pitchers at the ON-IN, snacks, flour, etc. (see below for details). If you would like a keg at the ON-IN you need to inform the Beer Bitch at least 2 days in advance. He’ll bring it directly to the hash and will subtract it from your reimbursement. In order to get reimbursed, you must have receipts – please turn them in to the Hash Cash at the start of the hash or at the On-In if ending at a bar.

Reimbursement Details:

Hares pay for everything in advance, and once they show receipts to the hash secretary they are reimbursed for their expenditures.

A pony keg is given in addition to the amounts bellow. Bonus Pony keg taped for attendance of 65 or more hashers. You MUST contact Beer Bitch 2 days in advance to request a keg. If you are ending at a bar, the value of the pony keg will be given for pitchers. If you hit 65+ people at the bar, you get an extra $50 for more pitchers. Any additional funds to the amounts bellow must be approved by the GM - no exceptions.

With this money you need to buy flour (7-10 lbs per hare), chalk for FRB's, flags for shiggy, beer for on trail, down down beer(aprox 1 case or 3-4 pitchers), garbage bags, ice, cups for keg, and food at the on in.

Winter months (November – April): $150

Winter transition months (May and October): $175

Summer months (June-September): $200

Get creative to stretch your dollars. General Distributors in Oregon City usually has great dock specials for beer. <-Hyperlink http://www.generaldistributors.com/