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    Givhans Ferry State Park, SC Hanging

    Hey all,

    Got my wife to go hanging with me this week and was hoping to stay at Givhans Ferry State Park (She wanted to go to Charleston, so GFSP looks like a good location). Seems to be a good...
  2. Thread: My first KoA

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    My first KoA

    Interesting enough, both Clinch and Talbot island to the south have rules about hanging. At first I thought it silly but I hung on a couple pine trees last night and saw a bit of a rub on the bark. ...
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    March Madness! (Hammock Edition)

    Eno dn
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  4. Thread: My first KoA

    by RickNC
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    My first KoA

    We are heading down to south Florida to see family over this easter weekend, and planned to camp overnight in the Jacksonville area before the final stretch to Vero Beach. As half of my family is...
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    Camping in NE Florida tomorrow

    I am! Any suggestions?
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    Camping in NE Florida tomorrow

    Hey everyone,

    I'm taking a couple of my kids to south Florida tomorrow and hoped to stop overnight at Fort Clinch or maybe Talbot Island SP's. According to their online reservations, it looks like...
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    ENO Guardian ridgeline

    Does the Guardian come with a ridge line? Mine did not, though I could have sworn I read that I did.

    In case there is, I wonder if it's worth it to bring it back to REI and ask them for one, or...
  8. Thread: Ooooooop's

    by RickNC
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    HA! I have imagined myself in my hammock when...

    HA!

    I have imagined myself in my hammock when insomnia hits, and it has helped to imagine the sway. But I've never woken up to realize I wasn't in mine!

    Great story!
  9. Thread: backpacking

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    Let me know- I'm near Winston-Salem. Pilot Mtn,...

    Let me know- I'm near Winston-Salem. Pilot Mtn, Hanging Rock, Uwharrie, Stone Mtn, Doughton, Mt. Rogers.. All close and beautiful. I'd be glad to explore. Drop me a line in messages.
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    Eno dn diy

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    My bed is comfortable but when my wife moves I...

    My bed is comfortable but when my wife moves I wake up. I can't go back to sleep and have to go to the couch in the next room to get back to sleep.

    I really need to install a hammock in the next...
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    Big bag of pain... Hell on Earth... And of...

    Big bag of pain...

    Hell on Earth...

    And of course....

    Jealous.
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    bear burrito vs. bear truffle?

    Baby got (a root in her) back.
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    Cell Reception for Mt. Rogers?

    Is there any reception up there? AT&T guy here.

    Thanks!
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    Bunking in ENO Guardian

    Hey everyone,

    I was curious if it were possible to bunk two hammocks in an ENO guardian. The top hammock is a DIY, but can be a bit tighter and will be used by my 5 year old daughter, so I can put...
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    Does it fit as well?

    Does it fit as well?
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    Thanks everyone, Yes, it was a very enjoyable...

    Thanks everyone,

    Yes, it was a very enjoyable experience. I think the kids liked it as much as I did, and I really did have a great time. I did wake up due to sounds of coyotes, a little CBS and...
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    So what have I learned?

    I think so. But I think I have them sold on hanging instead of tent camping.
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    Took all three of my girls camping last night....

    Took all three of my girls camping last night. Had a blast. My first hang; they slept in the tent. I think after that, they may want to join the hanging crowd.
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    Pilot Mountain State Park

    Had a couple issues that woke me up but it was the most comfortable sleep I've ever slept outside.
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    So what have I learned?

    Just got back from my first overnight hang. I took my daughters out to Pilot Mountain State Park and had a great time. A few things I learned about hanging:

    1. It is SO much more comfortable.
    2....
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    I did! They woke me up. We got a nice little...

    I did! They woke me up. We got a nice little sprinkle around 7 or 8 but wasn't enough to put out the fire. I was amazed as to how loud US52 is, especially with trees with no foliage.
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    Pilot Mountain State Park

    ... And I'm high and dry. And hit send a bit early :)
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    Pilot Mountain State Park

    Just started raining a bit. Kids are in the tentp
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    Pilot Mountain State Park

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/17/8u7yga2e.jpg As I type this, I'm enjoying the beginning of my first overnight hang. Weather is wonderful, not a lot of campers (so far, no other sites, in sight,...
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    Earthquake in a Hammock

    Being an east coast guy, the most I've done is survive the outskirts of a hurricane.

    We has a 3 or 4 hit here a couple years ago. I swore it was just the HVAC unit having issues in the wing of...
  27. I'm heading out this weekend for my first...

    I'm heading out this weekend for my first overnight hang. The Ultimate Hang is how I got my start in planning and tweaked it here on the HF. Good luck with your first hang, and pray I don't forget...
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    Hanging from a car?

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/13/ary7abe5.jpg

    Just tested this today. Headed to a park in a couple weeks where the choices of trees may be limited and wanted to see that I could hang at least...
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    I grew up in Ft. Pierce. My arachnophobia began...

    I grew up in Ft. Pierce. My arachnophobia began when my parents first built a house on the Indian River in a (previous) swamp. I woke up one night with a spider, probably 25% larger than that one...
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    This is good to know! I am hanging in Ft. Clinch...

    This is good to know! I am hanging in Ft. Clinch at the end of the month. I have some straps I never used on a DIY I can tie to my lines from my ENO ProFly, but there is such little tension in a...
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    That makes me feel a LOT better.

    That makes me feel a LOT better.
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    Thanks for the advice. Again, not too worried...

    Thanks for the advice. Again, not too worried about it, was more curious, and to help quell any phobias.

    Now onto a REAL concern- Zombies in the woods!
    ...
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    Which is my other, and real phobia. I know...

    Which is my other, and real phobia.

    I know that there is bigger chance of stepping on a snake getting out of the hammock than the chance of cozying up with one when I turn in at night.

    Good...
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    Snakes on a Hang!

    No, this isn't about Samuel L. Jackson doing a thru hike, just a bit of a paranoid thought...

    Please forgive me if this sounds a bit silly, but I was curious as to the odds of a snake getting into...
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    This story happened exactly the same at my house....

    This story happened exactly the same at my house. Christmas for me was getting stuff ready for backpacking again. My 5 year old daughter was excited and wanted to help me test me gear (only...
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    Sticky: My hip bone trying to dig its way to China.

    My hip bone trying to dig its way to China.
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    Thanks! Crooked River looks like a good choice...

    Thanks!

    Crooked River looks like a good choice mainly due to its location. KOA might work well too but I prefer the price of a state park :)

    Has anyone actually hammocked there? I looked on the...
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    I-95 Corridor of Georgia?

    Hey all,

    I think I'll be heading home to Florida for a few days in April, and instead of stopping overnight in a hotel, I was thinking of hitting a state park.

    For this excursion, I think I'll...
  39. Thread: Z-Lite pads ???

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    I spent Sunday afternoon napping in 30 degree...

    I spent Sunday afternoon napping in 30 degree temps on my ENO DN. I used a Zlite as a pad, my Mountain Hardwear Flip 35/50 bag and a cocoon Aircore pillow. I also had my ENO tarp up to divert the...
  40. South Mountain is gorgeous from your video,...

    South Mountain is gorgeous from your video, thanks for sharing it. I have a 13 and a 5 yo, both interested in hiking. I was to get a few overnights in some primitive sites before I take them along. I...
  41. You guys are great, thanks! Paul, I've actually...

    You guys are great, thanks! Paul, I've actually seen your videos but didn't realize you had posted it all here (found directly via YouTube).

    I will definitely let you know how things turn out....
  42. Hanging in Stone Mountain, NC primitive sites

    Hey guys,

    Been lurking for the most part on the forums, but I have gained SO MUCH from the wealth of knowledge everyone bring here. (THANKS!!!) Although I love my ENO DN, and can't wait to...
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