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    Thank you for the compliment. Point taken. I am...

    Thank you for the compliment. Point taken. I am glad to see that ENO is stepping up its game trying to enter into the UL market and rethinking the need for sticking to their conventional setups....
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    Three and a quarter pounds can get me down to 30F...

    Three and a quarter pounds can get me down to 30F easily with my Bonefire hammock, suspension, 30F TQ, and Cuben hex tarp.

    Sub three pounds is very doable for a smaller individual, depending on...
  3. Thank you, both. It has three beans (navy, red...

    Thank you, both.
    It has three beans (navy, red kidney, and black), three chilis (jalapeno, poblano, and chipotle), three meat (bacon, ground sirloin, marinated grilled chicken), and some additional...
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    Gottcha taken care of, Pat. ;)

    Gottcha taken care of, Pat. ;)
  5. Glad that you and your son are coming. The more,...

    Glad that you and your son are coming. The more, the merrier.



    I'm sorry that we will not be able to meet your wife. The chili will be there. I took my "Triple Threat" version to a chili...
  6. We would love to have you. You can help keep the...

    We would love to have you. You can help keep the real varmints out. ;)
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    There is a campground...

    There is a campground in Hot Springs by the French Broad River.
  8. It will be good to see you again,...

    It will be good to see you again, MtnRunner...er...Foxpoop.
  9. Russell, let me think on this one for a while....

    Russell, let me think on this one for a while. Perhaps you could call me and I could get some more information, as typing takes so long. Then you can type the highlights if you want to share (which...
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    At one time I was considering making a...

    At one time I was considering making a parallelogram UQ. I might still. The forces going across the body of the hammock might be weird. I thought that Warbonnet had done some experimenting with this...
  11. Fantastic! Keep up the PT. We'll see you soon.

    Fantastic! Keep up the PT. We'll see you soon.
  12. Well played.

    Well played.
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    Welcome from the Upstate. I definitely recommend...

    Welcome from the Upstate. I definitely recommend visiting a group hang. We would be happy to have you. Be prepared to do research in the meantime as asking "what is the best" is not the easiest...
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    Canvas, here is a link to the John Rock Hang...

    Canvas, here is a link to the John Rock Hang and to the PSH Spring Swing.
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    Thank you for sharing. Simple solution. I...

    Thank you for sharing. Simple solution.



    I use these while scuba diving to hold my backup lights in place and old car tie inner tube slices to go on my deco bottle to hold the hose. I haven't...
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    Family has to be important. The SEHHA is kind of...

    Family has to be important. The SEHHA is kind of in flux right now, but two hangs remain as the center piece: The John Rock Hang the third weekend in July (Family Friendly event) and the Hot Springs...
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    Canvas...

    Canvas, welcome to the forums from Greenville. I live near the Donaldson Center and I would be happy to get together and work on your set up. I love the innovation that you were pushing for. Neat...
  18. Hope that you can make it. I'll bring my 40F sewn...

    Hope that you can make it. I'll bring my 40F sewn through down TQ.
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    Welcome from Piedmont near the Donaldson Center....

    Welcome from Piedmont near the Donaldson Center. We have, as others have said, a very active group of hangers. I started with mostly DIY, but my first commercial quilt set was from the folks at HG....
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    Excellent, Mike. Your posts have helped me. I...

    Excellent, Mike. Your posts have helped me. I certainly hope that I have the same chance while I'm here.
  21. I'm glad that you found what you were looking...

    I'm glad that you found what you were looking for, but if I can help in any way, let me know.
  22. Perhaps. And I didn't mean to claim ultimate...

    Perhaps. And I didn't mean to claim ultimate knowledge either. I just don't understand carrying a shelter as simple as ours and then staying in one with those who snore, are sick, and happen a...
  23. I'm not sure I agree with the first part of this....

    I'm not sure I agree with the first part of this. The Smokies are the only place where staying in a shelter is required when they are not full.
  24. Most excellent.

    Most excellent.
  25. We have it sometimes. This observation was made...

    We have it sometimes. This observation was made on the AT.
  26. Hide and seek?

    Hide and seek?
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    I too recommend Bad Creek as a drop site, but you...

    I too recommend Bad Creek as a drop site, but you can also get someone to either drop food off via boat at A6 or A5. There are two companies that I know of that are happy to do food drops via boat...
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    Is there any way to see where you stand yet?

    Is there any way to see where you stand yet?
  29. The weightiest person to occupy a Bonefire Gear...

    The weightiest person to occupy a Bonefire Gear hammock was 275 pounds. They have found some minimal stretching of the bugnet that I find could prevent it working well against noseeums. We have not...
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    I like using my peak ridgeline shelf/pocket that...

    I like using my peak ridgeline shelf/pocket that comes with the Bonefire hammocks, but making your own ridgeline organizer is the best way to go to have pockets where you want them. If you don't mind...
  31. Reading this thread reminds me of why I love...

    Reading this thread reminds me of why I love camping with this crew. There is always something afoot; never a dull moment. I'm trying to convince some friends to come along for a backwoods group...
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    I've been voting multiple times each day and we...

    I've been voting multiple times each day and we shared it on the Bonfire Gear FB page too. Best of luck, my friend.
  33. I use of 4 inch long loops 1/8" bungee cord...

    I use of 4 inch long loops 1/8" bungee cord connected onto the tarp and then use 7 feet of 1.1mm dynema cord with a sheath and a reflective tracer tied to that. I use the marlin spike hitch to attach...
  34. I still love mine. The only issue I've had was...

    I still love mine. The only issue I've had was that the cord blends into snow somewhat as it can glisten too.
  35. The campouts might be small, but the men are...

    The campouts might be small, but the men are mighty.

    On a side note, I just realized that my wife's birthday is on the Saturday that this hang is planned. I'm not sure how I missed the date at the...
  36. Great to hear! This was great of you to do...

    Great to hear!



    This was great of you to do a few years back. I still link to this for friends of mine who have never been there when I host small Men's Gospel Campouts.
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    Roughly 16.5 miles.

    Roughly 16.5 miles.
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    Great advice. You beat me to it. I certainly...

    Great advice. You beat me to it. I certainly recommend the Oconee to Burrells Ford Section.



    No kidding.
  39. Hello. Welcome to the madness. I love the...

    Hello. Welcome to the madness.



    I love the Art Loeb Trail. Ole Art is a rough one, but a good one. I recommend the AntiGravity Gear Pocket Profile. It has the elevation and points of interest...
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    I use and recommend the 1/8" pad for taking my...

    I use and recommend the 1/8" pad for taking my 30F Bonefire Hammock 10F lower. I would imagine that the 1/4" would work well as that foam conforms to your body very easily and does not slide much.
  41. Welcome to the forums and to the world of hammock...

    Welcome to the forums and to the world of hammock camping. Motorcycle camping isn't unlike other forms of camping, but I agree that while weight might not be as big of an issue, compressability...
  42. True. We want to see you hiking til you're 90. I...

    True. We want to see you hiking til you're 90. I hope to see you at the hang.

    Any word from Sluggie and Lump?
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    Nice rig. I'm glad that you found something to...

    Nice rig. I'm glad that you found something to your liking. I'm glad that you are getting out, as that's what this is about. If I can ever help you, let me know. Your questions made me think, and I...
  44. You know, it felt good to win the People's Choice...

    You know, it felt good to win the People's Choice Award at the Quest Brewery Chili Cookoff. I've added the trip to Black Balsam to the spreadsheet.



    If it has been a particularly wet season, I...
  45. There is no debate. This one is better. Why hang...

    There is no debate. This one is better. Why hang in a swamp when you can hang in the Enchanted Forest?
  46. I was just thinking about this yesterday, and low...

    I was just thinking about this yesterday, and low and behold, here it is. I'm in. I've posted in the spreadsheet that I'm bringing the chili again.

    I'm interested in doing some day hikes up...
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    You're not kidding. I was eaten up two nights ago...

    You're not kidding. I was eaten up two nights ago when hanging up a new setup.
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    Welcome from up the road in Piedmont, SC.

    Welcome from up the road in Piedmont, SC.
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    Keep in mind that I've never hiked 7 days a week...

    Keep in mind that I've never hiked 7 days a week for 3 months. The longest trip I've been on is for two weeks, but considering the millage I put out daily, my feet do swell, but the return to size if...
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    My recommendations for nights colder than 30F:...

    My recommendations for nights colder than 30F:
    -Site Selection, finding an area away from water that is sheltered from the wind and in an area where warm air has accumulated.
    -Thin closed cell pad...
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