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  1. https://vimeo.com/154744643 Florida trail switch...

    https://vimeo.com/154744643 Florida trail switch back. Lol
  2. http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160209/94f699771...

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160209/94f699771a2755f491c8e72e44c5c5ff.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160209/c23c0e17e8a8f44ab3754062997b8aff.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160209/c40ae...
  3. FL》February 5-7th》Hike - n - Hang report

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160209/feb1837b868e7741b8be7c3e8163ef93.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160209/59c4e71173ef8aaa40fc5263c40c3ef8.jpgA few more. The weather was 40 and windy. ...
  4. Coordinating with 3 different Rangers and one...

    Coordinating with 3 different Rangers and one state official just so we can overnight park and camp where we wont suppose to has been and interesting undertaking. All while not trying to damage the...
  5. Max 8 people per site . I had to pull some state...

    Max 8 people per site . I had to pull some state favors to get this done. Only 2 sites are approved for hammocks and it's not these 2. The camp host and Rangers allow hammocks to be hung on the...
  6. Here are some pics from the trip. I'll post more...

    Here are some pics from the trip. I'll post more later.
    The Group photo at Ross Prairie.
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  7. Some video from Saturday evening....

    Some video from Saturday evening. https://vimeo.com/154507752
  8. Let's get the group trip report started here. ...

    Let's get the group trip report started here.

    In the field update. We stayed the night at Shangri la campground. A hammock friendly place. Of course stayed up to late to get up early and start...
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    Group trip report has been started. Look for it...

    Group trip report has been started. Look for it under trip reports.
  10. FL》February 5-7th》Hike - n - Hang report

    Let's get the group trip report started here.
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    Grab some lunch before you head to the...

    Grab some lunch before you head to the campground. There is not many restaurants in that area. If you go up one more exit north to highway 200 that puts you in town lots of food options. Right near...
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    I just checked us in . Chad is the Ranger on...

    I just checked us in . Chad is the Ranger on duty. We have site 4 + 6 when you go through the gate and turn to the right both will be on the left next to the pavilion. I just dropped off a little bit...
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    Whooo ho! The trails have been washed clean and...

    Whooo ho! The trails have been washed clean and the temps have dropped. This is going to be a great weekend for a hang.

    If you want to bring chairs for tonight by the fire that might be a good...
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    If everything goes good I should have some...

    If everything goes good I should have some cinnamon goodness for Friday night. I also have some all American deserts from the DO planned for Friday night as well.

    Good news is its raining here...
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    Craig inspired me. So I dropped the unused...

    Craig inspired me. So I dropped the unused stuff. I had to patch up my DIY G4 pack. Because C+1 is going to try out the frame less pack I've been usually carrying. The totals weights are 9.6 lbs...
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    Got the new very old kenmore running tonight. I...

    Got the new very old kenmore running tonight. I had to figure out what did what with no manual. Works great once I figured it out. I changed the foot and got the zigzag feature to work. Getting...
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    I won't make it to camp till around 6pm. I have...

    I won't make it to camp till around 6pm. I have to work Friday. I'll reserve the camp sites under "Whooo Buddy". The Rangers will get a kick out if that. We should have no problems checking in...
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    I'll have to check that out when get home. ...

    I'll have to check that out when get home. Thanks for the heads up.
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    I got the monogram and the button hole plate but...

    I got the monogram and the button hole plate but no cams to go with it.
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    Grab your gear we'll save some trees for you.

    Grab your gear we'll save some trees for you.
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    I also need a wide opening pin plate for wide...

    I also need a wide opening pin plate for wide stitch. The machine only had the narrow hole plate. This might take a little research to find one at a good price.
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    I found a power cord/pedal assembly for $20 for...

    I found a power cord/pedal assembly for $20 for my Kenmore 158.18033. Plugged it in and it works great. I just noticed the bobbin case was missing. I'll see if Jo Ann fabrics has one tomorrow.
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    For the heck of it I went to the local thrift...

    For the heck of it I went to the local thrift store and picked up a 1977 sears kenmore 158.18033 for $5. Needs a pedal/plug assembly found it for $40 online.
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    This is all great info. I think I saw an old...

    This is all great info. I think I saw an old singer at the flea market a couple weeks ago. I'll see if it's still there and the right price. That 4423 seems like a hardy machine. I wonder if I...
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    Does the 23 stitch have the serger option.

    Does the 23 stitch have the serger option.
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    Both machines have been Broth**. For fairness to...

    Both machines have been Broth**. For fairness to the manufacturer you'll have to guess three last two letters. The first one was $70, the second $220. Both had great reviews and worked well for a...
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    Indestructible sewing machine needed

    Lets not beat around the bush. I have broken 2 sewing machines in 3 years.

    I am looking for a durable/reliable basic machine. I'm reaching out for help from the people who know.

    How do I...
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    Looking like its going to be good weekend. Group...

    Looking like its going to be good weekend. Group size is just right. Weather is looking good, but we are a little ways out.
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    About the same. But it's good for 1000 lbs. It's...

    About the same. But it's good for 1000 lbs. It's is easier to spice. Limited color selection. But dutch has black.
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    After June 1st no bear canister required. If you...

    After June 1st no bear canister required. If you go before then you will need a bear canister only if you plan to stay on blood mountain. There is a site just south of Blood then it's 10 miles to...
  31. Way to go Dutch. That's a good looking hammock. ...

    Way to go Dutch. That's a good looking hammock. Now you just need to make a bridge for sale. Lol
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    Before you spend your $. Check the price...

    Before you spend your $. Check the price difference between zingit and Dynaglyde. I switched to Dynaglyde for my ridge line in case I need some extra length for a long distance hang while out...
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    All state property but 1" is acceptable.

    All state property but 1" is acceptable.
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    Update: We have camp site 4 and 6 as well as a...

    Update:
    We have camp site 4 and 6 as well as a pavilion to use Friday night. We have spots for 4 cars in camp if needed. The day use parking area is within view. I would prefer to keep all the...
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    I don't want to scare anyone off. There is now...

    I don't want to scare anyone off. There is now way a sherpa will make it down the trail. I think of this trail as an easy AT section in GA. Rocks, roots and some short elevation change. It's a...
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    I have a truck I will leave at end point. If we...

    I have a truck I will leave at end point. If we want to leave more vehicles there we can do the Friday night.
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    Water will be available at each camp location. ...

    Water will be available at each camp location. On the trail no resupply options available. If I'm hydrated before we step off 1 liter will get me through. If your worried bring 2. I would rather...
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    It's all been handled. As far as generators I...

    It's all been handled. As far as generators I will do my best. I think it's a 10 pm shut down for them anyway. Relax there is plenty of parking in the day use area. It's so remote no one really...
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    I have updated and added to the first post

    I have updated and added to the first post
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    I could not find a good map of the trail. The...

    I could not find a good map of the trail. The trail is very well maintained and blazed. I will post the trail access points as I can.
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    Dutch sells the big Carl pack hanger. check that...

    Dutch sells the big Carl pack hanger. check that out for an option.
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    I use the Walmart one as well. Its a small one...

    I use the Walmart one as well. Its a small one 2"x1.5"x.75". I put the battery in just after lunch. The high and low temp for the day will still be in memory. Not quite as accurate as some others....
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    welcome from ocala.

    welcome from ocala.
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/120768-FL-gt-February-5-7th-FTWC-Hike-amp-Hang
    I hope that link works.
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    We will camp just off the Florida trail 1/4 mile...

    We will camp just off the Florida trail 1/4 mile from water and restroom facilities.
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    I have added a new trip in ocala for February...

    I have added a new trip in ocala for February 5-7th, Hike & hang 15 miles backcountry.
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    FL > February 5-7th, FTWC Hike & Hang

    The is a Hike & Hang. Group size will determine the starting point. I have planned Friday check in at camp drive up. Saturday hike 9 miles no water until we reach camp that night. Sunday 6 mile...
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    Trapped body moisture more likely.Common with...

    Trapped body moisture more likely.Common with pads. Try using a sleeping bag in between for insulation. A bit heavy for hiking application, but cheap and very effective for car camping.
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    My family and I had a great weekend hanging out...

    My family and I had a great weekend hanging out with old friends and making new ones. I was lucky enough to show up Thursday evening. In a hurry to set up I took Dutch's regular spot (Sorry Dutch it...
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    In a Hammock the UQ covers the lower sides you...

    In a Hammock the UQ covers the lower sides you only need 45-48" wide for a Hammock TQ. Now as for Ground Dwellers a wider TQ is needed for side sleepers. Some manufactures don't distinguish between...
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