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    Hiking the AT in MD

    You'll have a nice week if you hiking during the first weekend in Nov. Sunny all week in Hagserstown (the main "metroplois" in the area) with some great temps. The leaves are pretty much all down...
  2. Sierra NS

    I looks like my griping had paid off. By the way Jack, the wide Stealth you gave me rocks. I should get a pic of me wearing it in the station. speaking from experience of using a wider Jacks quilt,...
  3. Thread: Are we a cult?

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    So true, So true. Just look at my signiture.

    So true, So true. Just look at my signiture.
  4. Thread: Are we a cult?

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    Not a cult, only a way of life. Like the world...

    Not a cult, only a way of life. Like the world religions, we even have our own ten commandments =).
    Plus, if anyone gets hurt in the backcountry, we have a leg up on making an improvised stretcher...
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    I think I need a break from medic school, as for...

    I think I need a break from medic school, as for some reason when you said EMS hammock, I immeaditly thought of Emergency Medical Services hammock (couldn't tell you why =) instead of Eastern Mtn...
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    Nope, for the moment I can still write. Last...

    Nope, for the moment I can still write. Last week though I would have seriouly doubt it, seeing I got maybe 4 hrs of sleep a night. As for the N/S, I just folded it in half and sewed loops. Right...
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    New tricks for the NS

    Howdy all,
    Been awhile since I've posted, what learning to be a paramedic and all, but since my dad is dragging me back into the woods (let it be known Im hardly complaining) I got to thinking how I...
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    I tend to toss and turn in my sleep, even in a...

    I tend to toss and turn in my sleep, even in a hammock, so when I get mine, I will take a nice long nap (maube even spend the night) for science =). Im looking foward to the experience. Now if I...
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    If cost isn't a problem, perhaps you could make...

    If cost isn't a problem, perhaps you could make you own out of Spinntex or Cuben fiber. This way, you can tailor the tarp to exactly what you want. If you don't feel that your not quite up to for...
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    Slowhike, try hitting up the one here in...

    Slowhike, try hitting up the one here in Hagerstown on your way to or form MAHHA. Its right off interstae 81. The exit number is 6B here in MD. Im not sure how your getting to gathland SP but i...
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    I personally haven't seen a bear along the AT in...

    I personally haven't seen a bear along the AT in MD since I really got into backpacking back in 03" although, I have a friend who own's a house around the Annapolis / Black Rocks Area of the trail...
  12. Thread: Pronest

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    No, I actualluy think its better, depending on...

    No, I actualluy think its better, depending on the pad. If its an Inflatable, then yes, I feel it would be easier to use, since all you have to do is sit on it and twist your body into psotion. ...
  13. Thread: Pronest

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    I can say that although I have not yet used,...

    I can say that although I have not yet used, seen, smelted the Pronest, I have a fair amount of experience with the single nest. It is fairly comfortable to lay in. I have found that, at least for...
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    Changing screen names

    I saw that HE (now Coffee) changed his screen name, and It got me thinking, I would rather use my trail name (Bulldog) than my current screen name. can I do it, or must a mod take care of this?
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    I think I have some Vectrus that I wouldn't mind...

    I think I have some Vectrus that I wouldn't mind parting with. It is the same stuff the warbonnetguy uses. I think its 3mm Vectran, and has a 2000 lb breaking strength. I also have some 3mm ***....
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    Or maybe its something that happened to your, or...

    Or maybe its something that happened to your, or you did. ie I got mine because I did a three day trip with a broken collar bone, and on the last day, my shoulder was really hurting, I refused to...
  17. Thread: Warbonnet...

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    A double layered Warbonnet would be awsome. I'd...

    A double layered Warbonnet would be awsome. I'd buy one if I had the money. I tell you guy are making me even more poor. Between camera and backpacking gear, i never have any money. *Sigh* my...
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    Yea, I used an old screen name from other forums...

    Yea, I used an old screen name from other forums I particpate on as well as when I play any online computer game. I like my trail name a lot more, as mime was given and pretty well earned (its...
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    Dont I know it. kinda off topic, but a few...

    Dont I know it. kinda off topic, but a few months after I bought my Olympus E-500 DSLR, olympus decided to do som upgrading to their line and now we have the E-510. Kicked my self in the foot for...
  20. Thread: Dbl layer HH

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    Yep. I made a double layer HH clone. All I did...

    Yep. I made a double layer HH clone. All I did was make a risk zHammock and use the HH whipping method layeed out be HC4U in his HH clone instructions. Although I didin't make a bottim entry, I...
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    Ill be there. I can't wait!!!!

    Ill be there. I can't wait!!!!
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    I've made a double out of 1.1. Actually 2 now,...

    I've made a double out of 1.1. Actually 2 now, my first one was a when I weighte less, and one for my dad (working on the loosing weght part though =). It did strech a good bit, and once I got past...
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    I think that the single layer of 1.9 (breathable)...

    I think that the single layer of 1.9 (breathable) and a bottom layer of mesh of some sort (Im guessing noseeum) would be a bit cooler for summer use, although Id be worried about the mesh snagging on...
  24. Thread: eagles nest

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    I agree with AS. The ENO is a nice hammock,...

    I agree with AS. The ENO is a nice hammock, especally in the summer. Although I would definatly find a lighter tarp and suspension, and possably make my own bug net, but the one they sell is still...
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    I have to say that I generally like BPL.com. I...

    I have to say that I generally like BPL.com. I think that they do some really nice gear reviews of gear Im actually intrested in. Thier review of the SMD Comet was part of the reason I chose that...
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    I like backpacker for the photos. I know this...

    I like backpacker for the photos. I know this sounds childish (ohh all the pretty colors) but from a photographic standpoint, I like the work of their photographers, and as an admited backpacking...
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    Very Nice. Alsa, one more picece of gear to...

    Very Nice. Alsa, one more picece of gear to make. This place is not helping my rehab from gear addiction at all. Oh well, maybe its time for a relaps and place and order at Thru-Hiker. In all...
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    I'm with HE. I like rectangle tarps for more...

    I'm with HE. I like rectangle tarps for more protection, and more versstility when it comes to pitching on the ground. That's not to say you can pitch a MacCat style tarp on the ground, there are...
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    Last year I did Damascus to Atkns and resupplied...

    Last year I did Damascus to Atkns and resupplied at Troutdale. Jerrys Kitchen and Goods had some thing since when I was there, but that was his first year in operation and had recently learned of...
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    Yep, I love my double layered hammocks. Don't...

    Yep, I love my double layered hammocks. Don't ask how many I own, I've lost count. They're really great when it comes to dealing with pads in the hammock.
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    My first night at Justis Creek GA on my aborted...

    My first night at Justis Creek GA on my aborted thru in 07, a mouse or squrail or chipmunk ran up my dad's pullout lines of his HH up over his hammock and down the other side. Not as exciting as...
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    Yea. Its is really easy to follow that logging/...

    Yea. Its is really easy to follow that logging/ forest/ acess road to the shelter, and no needless uphill (like going on the AT to get there). Ill be back after work, but it'll take me awhile to...
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    Just found out today I have to work on Sat from...

    Just found out today I have to work on Sat from 3:00-9:00. Although I'll be there as much as I can. Pesky work =(
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    I know that I'll be there

    I know that I'll be there
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    I'll third for the new gossmaer gear pads. The...

    I'll third for the new gossmaer gear pads. The 1/4 is great, although you might need to add another pad (at some unkonwn width to me) to get down to the temps you prolite 4 can get you. Although...
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    Light and inexpensive, thats a oxymoron. Well,...

    Light and inexpensive, thats a oxymoron. Well, not really, but close =)

    I think Smee got it right. Their 8x8 tarp is pretty light and fairly inexpenisve. Although, I sure I you look hard...
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    Poll: Im going to MAHHA, mostly becasue its about 20...

    Im going to MAHHA, mostly becasue its about 20 minutes away from my house.
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    It looks very nice. Is the footbox sewen in, or...

    It looks very nice. Is the footbox sewen in, or does it use snaps or velcro (or omni tape) to close it off.
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    I can't see the photo. maybe post a link

    I can't see the photo. maybe post a link
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    Yea, its like my addiction to backpacking gear. ...

    Yea, its like my addiction to backpacking gear. When I saw the Jacks came out with the weather shiled MK 2, I was drooling over the possiable mods and ways to use that awsome piece of gear. Its...
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    One way I've tried to adjust my support line at...

    One way I've tried to adjust my support line at the hammock is with a ENO style. just run the rope through the loop at the hammock end and tie off w/ you favorite knot, good luck untieing it though....
  42. Thread: tarp design

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    I think that maybe a flat 8x10 made out of...

    I think that maybe a flat 8x10 made out of Spinnker or Cuben would satisfy both light weight, and large area. Also, like HE said, add multiple tieouts for a variety of pitch options. I would love...
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    I like that USAF survival knife. Sigh, I have...

    I like that USAF survival knife. Sigh, I have waaayy to many knives. Yep, can't go wrong with camo, unless you just come out of the woods, and your wisked away to home depo without being able to...
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    Yea, I hear yea. Looks away at all the pretty...

    Yea, I hear yea. Looks away at all the pretty colors....ooooohhhhh.

    Id bet that you could sew some velco make make a something similar to the hybrid scok/ bugnet type sock everyones talking...
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    my idea wasn't to try to save weight, but create...

    my idea wasn't to try to save weight, but create the trapoziod shape so that the shoulder is a good deal wider, wich is my only qualm with my N/S. I have pretty wide shoulders, and in not the...
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    Arc Shaped no Sniviller

    This is something I would really like to have. Im really to lazy to make a Arc shaped N/S clone quilt myself, so who here would like to see special piece of multifunctional gear come into being. ...
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    The "taco" is the same working concpet as the...

    The "taco" is the same working concpet as the Garlington insulator. I used the old weather shield in this fashion with a older gossamer gear 1/4 wide thinlight pad and was comfortable down into the...
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    Either I lay my pack on the ground with the pack...

    Either I lay my pack on the ground with the pack cover on, clip it to on of the trees, or if its pretty empty, to the support ropes on the hammock itself.
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    I know Ill be there. I made sure my schudule is...

    I know Ill be there. I made sure my schudule is free that weekend. Hey MerryMary, its always good to see other hagers here in Washington County.
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    How were you laying in the Hammock. Were you...

    How were you laying in the Hammock. Were you laying in it stright down the middle, or off on a digional to the ceter of the hammock. I have found it to be more comfortable on the digional, but...
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