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    DRT is Duncan Ridge Trail and is considered the...

    DRT is Duncan Ridge Trail and is considered the toughest hike in Ga. Goes straight up and down every mountain. No much water. I also grew up in NW Ga. North of Rome.
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    Water is scarce on the DRT but enough to get you...

    Water is scarce on the DRT but enough to get you through. Plenty of water and campsites rest of trail.
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    Keeping feet warm???

    My feet got cold on my recent mountain hike while standing around outside talking to fellow hikers late in the day. Feet were freezing when i got in the hammock so I put one of the little hand...
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    4 Nights on AT, BMT, DRT GA LOOP

    Just got back from 43 mile hike on ga loop trail. 26 lb in Golite jam 50 pack. HG 20* top and bottom quilts. Diy hammock and tarp. Temps in 30 nighttime. Stayed warm, 4 th night cloud socked in,...
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    Get a cheap air mattress.

    Get a cheap air mattress.
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    I alway treat my straps and suspension with...

    I alway treat my straps and suspension with permetherin to keep ants off but they are especially bad here in Ga.
    A ground tarp might be nice not really necessary though.
  7. You are right. I thought originally that planning...

    You are right. I thought originally that planning early would give everyone time to make plans, but like you say gives plenty of time for stuff to go wrong.
  8. Did not know there was a planning thread. Sorry.

    Did not know there was a planning thread. Sorry.
  9. Cancelation of Lake Oconee Hang for Oct 17,18,19

    Hello
    I am sorry but due to circumstances beyond my control I am going to have to cancel the Lake Oconee Hang. I have tried to work around the problems but just can not at this time. I was really...
  10. I sleep nightly in my hammock. I think my wife...

    I sleep nightly in my hammock. I think my wife enjoys having the whole bed. We shared our bed for 42 years so we feel secure enough to sleep separately. Maybe you could hang two hammocks side by...
  11. Thread: Knot Booklet

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    Sticky: Enjoyed thanks for your great effort.

    Enjoyed thanks for your great effort.
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    question on a ENO doublenest...

    Agree with 99Star, little bag opening will be on the outside if you have it correct. But really it does not matter, either way except for access to the bag opening.
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    Never had a sore throat from sleeping in hammock.

    Never had a sore throat from sleeping in hammock.
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    hammock sleep system for thruehike

    I have 10' 1.1 hammock, 10X10 1.1 diy tarp, diy bug net, hg top quilt, hg uq both 20* with tarp and hammock suspension my sleep system comes in at a little over 5.3 lbs. I also have jam 50 pack and...
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    My Uq was lighter than on their website and I...

    My Uq was lighter than on their website and I assumed because of the new argon material. I was pleased with this as am trying to cut pack weight. From dealing with HG do not think for a minute that...
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    Spray permetherin on suspension and straps. I...

    Spray permetherin on suspension and straps. I spray my tarp lines as well. Never have any trouble and we have every ant and bug in the world in Ga. At least it seems so.
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    Thanks so much for the write up. I am just...

    Thanks so much for the write up. I am just getting into hiking/backpacking and really enjoy reading of other hikers adventures. Plus I always learn something from these stories. Much appreciated.
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    I used them in hammock when starting out. Had a...

    I used them in hammock when starting out. Had a good wrestling match getting in and out and getting all those zippers zipped and bags straightened out. Whew! I love the bags and the system but about...
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    Just keep trying, as someone said, some people...

    Just keep trying, as someone said, some people have trouble getting used to hammocks. I did. I am side sleeper and it took me a long time to be able to sleep on my side in hammock. Now i sleep great...
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    I sleep every night in DIY tablecloth hammock....

    I sleep every night in DIY tablecloth hammock. Sleep wonderfully. Sleeping in a bed I had terrible shoulder issues, would wake up with shoulder killing me, whichever side I slept on. Have been...
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    I have eno, tablecloth, 1,9 and 1.1 and there...

    I have eno, tablecloth, 1,9 and 1.1 and there doesn't appear to be much difference in the feel of them. The 1.9 is a little stiffer feeling but I like the 1.1 for its weight and packability, but I...
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    I think i have shopped out. Honestly can not...

    I think i have shopped out. Honestly can not think of anything i really want or need at this point. I must be sick, this worries me. I know y'all will crack up at this but something i am really...
  23. With the tablecloths cut a small slit in the hem...

    With the tablecloths cut a small slit in the hem in the ends of the tablecloth then fish a cord (mason line or similar) through them hem using wire. The hems can be small so you have to attach the...
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    I only sleep on my side in my hammocks and very...

    I only sleep on my side in my hammocks and very comfortably i might add. Sometimes I just can not believe how comfy the hammocks are for side sleeping. I have gathered end table cloth and 1.1 ripstop...
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    I have hung my tarp on this same pine tree many...

    I have hung my tarp on this same pine tree many times also hammock with 1inch straps pine trees have really soft bark and have yet to make a scratch in it. Tree bark is pretty tough unless really...
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    Good luck, hoping for the fast recovery for you...

    Good luck, hoping for the fast recovery for you and that it does fix itself.
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    Light weight running 16oz. a pair. I keep my pack...

    Light weight running 16oz. a pair. I keep my pack beside hammock in trash bag and put my clothes in there with the pack the lay shoes on top to hold trash bag opening closed
  28. If you sleep in it daily i would think you need...

    If you sleep in it daily i would think you need to clean as you would bed sheets, weekly maybe. I wash my hammock by hand in the sink with laundry detergent and let it air dry. I remove the whoopies...
  29. Have not had any trouble. You might try resetting...

    Have not had any trouble. You might try resetting your phone. Hold the top button and home button till it goes off. This will cure a lot of problems.
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    Some friends of mine spent some time in mexico...

    Some friends of mine spent some time in mexico and they told me about the truck drivers hanging under their trucks.
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    Nice setup beautiful view. Welcome from Georgia,...

    Nice setup beautiful view. Welcome from Georgia, USA
  32. Thread: Pillow

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    I use therma rest packable pillow, but I took the...

    I use therma rest packable pillow, but I took the foam out and refilled with climashield. It was to fat with the foam.
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    Yes once dry not toxic to cats, and not toxic to...

    Yes once dry not toxic to cats, and not toxic to dogs at all. Most dog flea shampoos have permetherin, but not at that strength
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    Welcome from a Georgia skinny old arthritic fart.

    Welcome from a Georgia skinny old arthritic fart.
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    Confessions of a Subdued DIY-er

    I went a day without getting some Hammock stuff delivered and UPS called to see if I was ok. He he.
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    Howdy from People's Republic of Austin!

    Welcome to the hammock world. Hf is ground zero. The fun and satisfaction you get from DIY far out weigh the money and time spent.
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    Backpacking Newbs

    You are on the right track with hammocks with backpacking. If you don't have a bunch of money you can get a fair lightweight sleep sys with a walmart ozark trails 30* bag and a CCF pad. Diy 1.1...
  38. Someone Stopped By Lawrence Shoals Campground

    I was out hanging last night when I got back the Gate Attendant said someone stopped by the gatehouse at Lawrence Shoals and asked for me. Said they had seen my posting about the Lake Oconee hang in...
  39. Hiking trail for hangers eatonton, ga area

    If anyone interested we have 11 miles of hiking/ bicycle trails that you can camp on. The trails meander around the Lake Oconee Shore line sometimes away from the lake but almost all heavily wooded...
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    Someone stopped by the campground

    I was out hanging last night and someone stopped by the gatehouse at lawrence shoAls and asked for me. Said they had seen my posting about the Lake Oconee hang in Oct. Sorry i missed you. Wondering...
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    Hiking and hanging

    Pack up my Golite Jam 50 and got an early start hiking around 6:30, gets hot here in Ga this time of year. Hiked 8.37 miles on the Lawrence shoals campground trails on lake Oconee. (This is where we...
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    Don't know why i did not think of that. I usually...

    Don't know why i did not think of that. I usually take it all apart and stuff piece by piece into pack. Going to try stuffing it all together this weekend.
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    You ever get your quilt. If so how you like it.

    You ever get your quilt. If so how you like it.
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    I think all materials leak a little. If it ain't...

    I think all materials leak a little. If it ain't pouring out don't think i'd worry bout it. I have HGTQ and UQ and they both leak a little.
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    I keep my clothes, hammock, quilts, bugnet and...

    I keep my clothes, hammock, quilts, bugnet and tarp sprayed with permetherin. It not only kills the ones that touch it but repels also. I don't spray the whole tarp just around the edges. Sounds like...
  46. Pixie-sized gal needs ultralight backpacking advice

    My diy 1.1 ripstop 11' hammock weighs 13.88 oz with suspension. HGTQ 20.5, HGUQ 15.43. Both quilts are 20*. UQ is 3/4. This is not overkill if you like to stay warm. Tarp is heaviest of my sleep...
  47. I started out using stuff sacks then went the...

    I started out using stuff sacks then went the compactor bag route. More room with compactor, more waterproof, and much easier and faster packing. I stuff every thing except tarp(i fasten it to...
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    Thanks for sharing. You will love an UQ. I used...

    Thanks for sharing. You will love an UQ. I used mine last night and it was in the high 60's.
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    Yeah i know rub it in. I love the dry west, spent...

    Yeah i know rub it in. I love the dry west, spent quite a few very enjoyable days in Arizona, even in the summer was enjoyable.
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    Rainy night hamocking!!

    Packed up my backpack and hiked a couple of miles down one of the trails at Lake Oconee , and spent the night. I knew there were storms coming in, part of the reason for the trip, the other to check...
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