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    Like most on here, I stuff mine in a compactor...

    Like most on here, I stuff mine in a compactor bag along with other items that need to be kept dry in the reverse order of when I will need them.

    First in- camp/sleeping clothes, inflatable...
  2. As long as you do it MY way... haha just...

    As long as you do it MY way...

    haha just kidding Brother, HYOH and all that entails both hiking and hammocking, enjoy nature your way and on your terms. That's the right way!
  3. Hiking and the other activities Uncle...

    Hiking and the other activities Uncle "Jackrabbit" Willie mentioned in his post are not mutually exclusive, happily!
  4. Recently used mine on a 3 day 2 night 60ish mile...

    Recently used mine on a 3 day 2 night 60ish mile excursion, it worked great, even had a t-storm one night to test it out in, no leaks and I stayed dry.

    I know I could shave a little weight by...
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    Hello and welcome from a fellow Cobbite in...

    Hello and welcome from a fellow Cobbite in Marietta. Happy hanging!
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    It can be unsettling when you hear them close by....

    It can be unsettling when you hear them close by. I always try to comfort myself by saying "they're more scared of me than I am of them" but it doesn't work haha! So far so good, haven't been eaten...
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    I've hiked with Josh a couple of times. He's a...

    I've hiked with Josh a couple of times. He's a great guy and a great dad. Y'all check some of his other videos out too, he does some neat stuff and has some good ideas.
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    For the AT portion of that hike, it would be hard...

    For the AT portion of that hike, it would be hard to beat the Guthook app.
  9. I just listened to the latest episode, finally! ...

    I just listened to the latest episode, finally!

    Jonathan, I had a chuckle when you told how your son asked to borrow your Chameleon. I can hear it now...

    Hey Dad, can I borrow your Chameleon...
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    Just ordered a couple for store pickup, thanks...

    Just ordered a couple for store pickup, thanks for the heads up. At 3ish ounces apiece, looks like a cool little camping addition for those trips that aren't about the miles.
  11. I love my coffee. Even if i'm not cooking...

    I love my coffee. Even if i'm not cooking anything I'll heat water up for coffee. While the water is heating, I can start packing. Once it's done I mix it in my insulated mug (GSI Infinity) and it...
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    Hello and welcome from Marietta GA. Love the...

    Hello and welcome from Marietta GA. Love the Ellijay area, so many outdoors opportunities at your doorstep! Happy hanging!
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    The thing that keeps me away from "hammock...

    The thing that keeps me away from "hammock chairs" is the setup/takedown necessary to use them. Plus it may take some additional scouting to find the right trees to use them on. It all depends on...
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    This is why we love our cottage vendors.

    This is why we love our cottage vendors.
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    Hello and welcome from Marietta GA. Happy hanging!

    Hello and welcome from Marietta GA. Happy hanging!
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    Build up to it. 2 1/2 years ago, my wife had...

    Build up to it. 2 1/2 years ago, my wife had never walked more than about 5 miles in a day and had NEVER backpacked. I had been sedentary since getting out of the Marine Corps in '91.

    We started...
  17. I'm going to work on a blog post with the details...

    I'm going to work on a blog post with the details and a video, I'll post them up once I have them done. Might take a minute haha! Thanks Sidney!
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    My wife and I recently did Deep Gap to Winding...

    My wife and I recently did Deep Gap to Winding Stair Gap, 25ish miles (we actually hiked the Kimsey Creek Trail out of Standing Indian Campground so that made it 30 for us). We did it in two days but...
  19. Hey Carl, I loved it! That said, I do hope to...

    Hey Carl, I loved it!

    That said, I do hope to do the loop again sometime, and slow down and take it in more. This trip, I wanted to get out and challenge myself and see what my limits were. I...
  20. I have returned, got in last night (8-1) at about...

    I have returned, got in last night (8-1) at about 9 pm.

    Finished the loop in about 59 hrs, 3 days two nights, averaged 20+ miles a day. It was exhausting, brutal and beautiful!
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    Are you sure you ordered the skins the correct...

    Are you sure you ordered the skins the correct length for your tarp? That's the only thing I can figure.

    If you're sure about that then measure the actual length of the skins, there may have been...
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    Mid-Atlantic Mountain works sells a down plug...

    Mid-Atlantic Mountain works sells a down plug that you can cinch down in the hole. I have one and it works great. I do not have any issues with my quilt length, however.
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  23. My wife and I hiked the Kimsey Creek Trail from...

    My wife and I hiked the Kimsey Creek Trail from the campground to Deep Gap earlier this month on our adventure in the area. It is a beautiful trail and follows along the creek for a lot of the way....
  24. I feel the pain of the OP (minus 1) because I had...

    I feel the pain of the OP (minus 1) because I had to outfit myself and my wife at the same time. We started with budget stuff because initially we didn't want to heavily invest in something we didn't...
  25. I'll try to get a trip report out and eventually...

    I'll try to get a trip report out and eventually a video. I'm behind on my video editing (lazy).

    I've been wanting to do this loop since I first heard about it a few years ago. With titles like...
  26. It's actually a clip from my laptop screen, but...

    It's actually a clip from my laptop screen, but they have an app as well, and I use it on my phone. Weather Underground, here's the Suches GA page.
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  27. Forecast looks like a great week to take a hike!...

    Forecast looks like a great week to take a hike! GA Loop here I come!

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  28. Thanks I'll check it out!

    Thanks I'll check it out!
  29. Duncan Ridge Trail (GA) any news on recent conditions, especially water?

    Hey All,

    Next week I hope to hike the GA Loop. My version will start at Three Forks (AT/BMT), take the BMT NOBO at Long Creek Falls, and split off on the DRT on Rhodes Mt. From there, join up with...
  30. Thread: Chatting

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    Have you thought about hanging double via a...

    Have you thought about hanging double via a Dutchware system or similar? My wife and I always enjoyed the close proximity when we hung together.
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    Outstanding. Just ordered some to try out....

    Outstanding. Just ordered some to try out. Appreciate the opportunity, thanks!
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    Hello and welcome from Marietta GA. Your gear...

    Hello and welcome from Marietta GA. Your gear list is impressive! Good luck and enjoy!
  33. That'll get you off the ground. Of course if you...

    That'll get you off the ground. Of course if you plan to stay off the ground for any length of time outdoors, there are other considerations. Bug protection, as mentioned already, insulation and...
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    Not the lightest, but I've only ever heard good...

    Not the lightest, but I've only ever heard good things about the Chill Gorilla tarps.
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  35. Check this thread out, sounds like what you're...

    Check this thread out, sounds like what you're looking for.

    The Cowboy D.A.R.T. (Dyneema Asym Recon Tarp) * 90 GRAMS!
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    Some considerations: 1. The lower the temp...

    Some considerations:

    1. The lower the temp rating of the quilt, the more space it will require to pack. Go with the temp rating that you feel will keep you comfy in the lowest temps you think you...
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    Hey Chesapeake, keep me posted on this one. If it...

    Hey Chesapeake, keep me posted on this one. If it works for the WBRR with an UQ (AHE 3 season) I'll snap one up!
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    Just guessing, but the rangers have to deal with...

    Just guessing, but the rangers have to deal with poachers, and folks who may be growing crops of illegal substances or brewing/mixing various illegal concoctions. SO you have people who are already...
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    For reference, I'm 5'10" 225ish and sleep fine in...

    For reference, I'm 5'10" 225ish and sleep fine in a 10ish foot hammock.

    Aside from height, IMO the preference of length depends on the angle you like to sleep on while in the hammock. Those who...
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    It's not a trip if you didn't forget something. I...

    It's not a trip if you didn't forget something. I always run out the door without SOMETHING I meant to take haha!
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    I love seeing wildlife, including venomous snakes...

    I love seeing wildlife, including venomous snakes and bears, but I don't know if I could get comfortable knowing there was a bear just "hanging around" my hammock hang!
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    Some beautiful country out there! TFS!

    Some beautiful country out there! TFS!
  43. Looks like another great trip! What did you end...

    Looks like another great trip! What did you end up doing with those morrels you harvested?

    I liked what you said near the end, about taking a trail for granted because you've hiked it before....
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    I know it would be a lot of work, but a build...

    I know it would be a lot of work, but a build pictorial and/or video would be really helpful, showing how you measured out your individual pieces, how you made and deployed the zing-it prusik, etc....
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    Hopefully we can get this thread back on track =)...

    Hopefully we can get this thread back on track =)

    Another advantage that UCRs have over whoopie slings is that UCRs take substantially less line/cordage to make than whoopie slings do, for the...
  46. Thread: A Whole set.

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    Heya TB here's what I got, sorry it took me so...

    Heya TB here's what I got, sorry it took me so long to get back to you.

    This first picture shows a "standard" improved SS next to one without the center loop. (It's a little fuzzy, sorry)
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  47. I've never had a DCF/Cuben tarp so I'm missing...

    I've never had a DCF/Cuben tarp so I'm missing half of the experience in this equation.

    That said, I have hung several different types of silnylon/poly tarps. I ALWAYS get the tarp ridgeline as...
  48. Appreciate the kind words Shug! Cathy is a fan...

    Appreciate the kind words Shug! Cathy is a fan btw, she doesn't watch many 'Tube videos but she always enjoys yours!
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    Just watched and commented on the YT. Great trip...

    Just watched and commented on the YT. Great trip video!

    Question- do you prefer the webbing and buckle system for your WBBB? Have you ever tried a different suspension?

    I got a WBRR for my wife...
  50. Thread: A Whole set.

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    Not handy but I can probably get you one tomorrow.

    Not handy but I can probably get you one tomorrow.
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