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    Nice... Wish I could do that. Wife wont have it.

    Nice... Wish I could do that. Wife wont have it.
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    I am so addicted to backpacking that I am pretty...

    I am so addicted to backpacking that I am pretty sure I will get an Osprey and a ULA and maybe even a Z Pack at some point! That will be the only way to know which one is best for me. Of course my...
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    Thanks Semperfiguy. My dad would really like your...

    Thanks Semperfiguy. My dad would really like your name! Semper Fi is tattooed on his arm. I am leaning towards the circuit. Thanks for your input.
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    Thanks for the advice and comments guys

    Thanks for the advice and comments guys
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    I am looking for something about 60-65 liters. My...

    I am looking for something about 60-65 liters. My Gregory is like 80 plus. I have gotten a lot of bulk out of my pack using a hammock and switching from synthetics to down. Bring on some more advice...
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    Trip report- backpack help

    Just finished another 52 miles of AT from a few miles in from Georgia to the Nantahala Outdoor Center. Great trip! I think my hiking companions are starting to understand how much more comfy I am...
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    Second This!

    Second This!
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    45-60 degree nights?

    What do you use when the temp is between 45-60 ? I have one underquilt and its a full length WL rated to 15... I was burning up at night when the temps only got down to the upper 40's. All opinions...
  9. Great pics. Very nice hanging spot! Thanks for...

    Great pics. Very nice hanging spot! Thanks for sharing.
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    It took me a few nights in the beginning but now...

    It took me a few nights in the beginning but now there's no going back!! Best decision I ever made was to buy my BB! You'll love it!
  11. Thread: Just in From AT

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    Maybe I could do that. When is it? And, what is...

    Maybe I could do that. When is it? And, what is the event about? I haven't heard of it before.
  12. Thread: Just in From AT

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    Thanks everyone, it was an awesome time! ...

    Thanks everyone, it was an awesome time!



    [QUOTE=Crowell392;999558]Looks like a fun trip .Is that a super fly ,i like how you have it set up in porch mode[/QUOTE

    Crowell392 - Yes, it is a...
  13. Thread: Just in From AT

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    Just in From AT

    Just in from 5 days on the AT in Georgia... I loved being in my hammock on the trail and answering questions to so many curious gazers. This is my first try at uploading pics.... hope it works!:D
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    I had a great time also! I did not get to spend...

    I had a great time also! I did not get to spend as much time at the fire meeting folks Saturday as I wanted too. My buddy Elijah and I went off on a hike 10am and didn't get back till after 4... We...
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    Welcome from Boone. No going back now!

    Welcome from Boone. No going back now!
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    I'm in a quandary! I rally want to come and I...

    I'm in a quandary! I rally want to come and I have been planning on it but I am a builder and I'm in the middle of framing a house which is difficult in winter around here. The weather this weekend...
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    SnakeSkins from Mountain Goat. I love it all but...

    SnakeSkins from Mountain Goat. I love it all but the ease of setting up a tarp with the snakeskins is just awesome!
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    Welcome from Boone also!

    Welcome from Boone also!
  19. Thread: Setup Complete

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    Great job getting weight down! I hope to get...

    Great job getting weight down! I hope to get below 25lbs some day!:scared:
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    I only have one hang spot in my yard also. That...

    I only have one hang spot in my yard also. That is where I was and I guess I learned not to go out there in those conditions anymore:unsure:




    My tie outs were some camo cord I got at wally...
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    Had to Abort Mission! Extreme wind!

    I Set up in the yard while battling 40mph+ winds!(And Snow). I planned on staying out there tonight to get ready for Mt Rogers next month but after I laid down for a bit the wind kept picking up. Im...
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    Welcome from Boone, NC! Merry Christmas to you!

    Welcome from Boone, NC! Merry Christmas to you!
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    Welcome to the madness!

    Welcome to the madness!
  24. Thread: Tyvek

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    MDSH. Do you have anything you want to barter? I...

    MDSH. Do you have anything you want to barter? I have a roll of tyvek.
  25. Thread: FREE: Buffs

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    Put me in the hat!

    Put me in the hat!
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    There ya go! Perfect! I am still considering...

    There ya go! Perfect! I am still considering joining you on this! I just don't know if wifey will be cool with me going 2 weekends in a row:lol:
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    I don't know any. I usually get my wife to come...

    I don't know any. I usually get my wife to come get me=) It's about an hour from my house. You may try emailing someone at this link. http://www.roanmountain.com/statepark.htm

    If I am available...
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    I left my truck there once and hiked down from...

    I left my truck there once and hiked down from carvers only to find the windows busted out and my stuff thrown out all over the place.(I didn't have anything worth stealing back then). The car that...
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    Remember not to leave a car at 19E!! Very bad...

    Remember not to leave a car at 19E!! Very bad spot for break ins! I know this from personal experience:eek:
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    Sticky: Mine is the correct pronunciation of the 3rd...

    Mine is the correct pronunciation of the 3rd syllable of Appalachian. :D:D
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    Enjoy! I went with the superfly and it is great...

    Enjoy! I went with the superfly and it is great for windy and cooler conditions. I think I will also get a smaller tarp without doors for summer though. You'll love the BB!
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    I will be going to Mt. Rogers the following...

    I will be going to Mt. Rogers the following weekend for the group hang but Roan is not to far from my house. If it looks like I could make this as we get closer I will let you know.
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    Mt. Rogers Hang is Jan 18-20. Check the Group...

    Mt. Rogers Hang is Jan 18-20. Check the Group hangs thread under forums.
  34. Wilson creek wilderness is lesser known but...

    Wilson creek wilderness is lesser known but AWESOME! Full of waterfalls!
    http://www.hikewnc.info/trailheads/pisgah-national-forest/grandfather-ranger-district/wilson-creek/
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    I'm a true side sleeper in bed and sometimes in...

    I'm a true side sleeper in bed and sometimes in the hammock. As others have mentioned...In the hammock I can actually fall asleep on my back sometimes, maybe slightly turned to one side. I use fleece...
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    Welcome from Boone neighbor! Watch Shug's Video's...

    Welcome from Boone neighbor! Watch Shug's Video's for a plethora of info on Hammock Hangin. Very entertaining. Just look him up on youtube. There is also a group hang at Mount Rogers in Jan. It will...
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    Taters n onions cooked till brown and slightly...

    Taters n onions cooked till brown and slightly crisp. That's what we call them in our family. I thought it was a universal term.
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    Welcome from Boone!

    Welcome from Boone!
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    I've been watching this thread and I am now...

    I've been watching this thread and I am now pretty sure I can make it to this. This will be my first group hang. I will be coming with my hiking pal Elijah. I make some pretty good dirty taters....
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    I agree. Not sure why everyone switches to...

    I agree. Not sure why everyone switches to whoopie slings?? I hope I can make it to a "Hang" this winter so I can see a set-up with whoopies to see what all the hype is about.
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    Welcome from Boone!

    Welcome from Boone!
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    Im not far from VA, so i'm in.

    Im not far from VA, so i'm in.
  43. Thread: CCF limits?

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    I used 2 wm pads last night. Only got down to 24...

    I used 2 wm pads last night. Only got down to 24 though. I definitely think I could have went down to lower teens as I was pretty darn warm. I used a 15 deg Walmart synthetic bag....very warm.
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    Good story thanks for sharing. Good luck next...

    Good story thanks for sharing. Good luck next time!
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    Good luck with that! Me too.

    Good luck with that! Me too.
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    :lol::lol::scared::lol::lol:

    :lol::lol::scared::lol::lol:
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    This was my dilemma as well... I will be slowly...

    This was my dilemma as well... I will be slowly getting him ready for next winter! Have a good trip!
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    Poll: Well, I don't have one yet but after reading...

    Well, I don't have one yet but after reading through this thread I would definitely go with 0* full length. Seems like this would work between 0 and 40 then when it's over 40 switch to your PluQ. I...
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    Sometimes while hiking now I will spontaneously...

    Sometimes while hiking now I will spontaneously shout out "Shug Shugity Shug Shug!! And then laugh at myself! He is just a great spirit and motivator!! Thanks Shug!:lol:
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    Shug would be considered Royalty in my home! :D

    Shug would be considered Royalty in my home! :D
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