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  1. Another wonderful hang in the beloved Enchanted...

    Another wonderful hang in the beloved Enchanted Forest below John Rock. The Details and I had a wonderful time. None of them wanted to leave, nor did I. Thanks to HB, Loki, and CB for keeping the...
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    Hey all! D1, D2, D3, and I will be hiking in...

    Hey all! D1, D2, D3, and I will be hiking in sometime Friday afternoon. Didn't know if we'd make it, but the stars have aligned. Looking forward to seeing everyone and sharing some time in piney...
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    Whoo Buddy!!!! Got it on the calendar.

    Whoo Buddy!!!! Got it on the calendar.
  4. Thread: Frozen head

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    Frozen Head is appropriately named. The wind...

    Frozen Head is appropriately named. The wind will blow on top when it's not blowing anywhere else, so be prepared for windchill. Many of the camps are on top of the ridge (Bird Mtn, Tub Springs,...
  5. Just to let folks know, I got word just now from...

    Just to let folks know, I got word just now from LD Cakes that Blackwolf is off the trail. He hitched back into Erwin yesterday. That's all I know for now. I'm glad he's not on the mountain today...
  6. The tree strap comments are running together a...

    The tree strap comments are running together a little bit. I think it's important to clarify again that Doe Lake is on National Forest land so FL State Park rules don't apply for this hang. 1"...
  7. 1" minimum tree straps for hammocks, none...

    1" minimum tree straps for hammocks, none required for tarps. From post #701:
  8. For anyone interested, here's a link to a pdf...

    For anyone interested, here's a link to a pdf version of the USGS 1:24000 quad map for the Doe Lake area. ...
  9. Finally got everything in order so I can...

    Finally got everything in order so I can officially make it. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
  10. Hey all! Glad to know I've not been been...

    Hey all! Glad to know I've not been been forgotten even though I've not been active on the forum this year. It's good to see a lot old friends are still on here.

    I just finished school so...
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    The system as I described in the first post...

    The system as I described in the first post continues to be the method I use when hanging tandem, which isn't as often now. There have been no fails of any kind to report.
  12. SOLD to vincethebutcher. Enjoy!

    SOLD to vincethebutcher. Enjoy!
  13. Bump. The canister is still available.

    Bump. The canister is still available.
  14. Garcia Backpacker's Cache 812 Bear Canister

    For sale is a very gently used bear canister. No cracks or major dings. Just a few normal wear marks from use. It measures 8.8" diameter by 12" tall. Weight is 45oz. Volume 615 cu. in.

    This...
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    FS: Packs #2 and #3 are still available.

    Packs #2 and #3 are still available.
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    Nice trip report TZ. Thanks for sharing. I've...

    Nice trip report TZ. Thanks for sharing. I've never been in that part of the country. Looks like a nice place to explore.
  17. Count me in for Fri-Sun. See ya'll soon!

    Count me in for Fri-Sun. See ya'll soon!
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    FS: #4 Sport Pockets SOLD to Syb.

    #4 Sport Pockets SOLD to Syb.
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    FS: Sport pockets SOLD pending funds. Two packs to...

    Sport pockets SOLD pending funds.

    Two packs to go.... Anyone interested? PM with any questions or offers.
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    The saw horse brackets/legs would probably work...

    The saw horse brackets/legs would probably work okay, but you wouldn't have a TurtleDog stand. I did something similar for indoor hanging in smaller rooms. FYI, those blue Trojan saw horses are...
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    FS: Still have two packs and pockets for sale.

    Still have two packs and pockets for sale.
  22. Great looking tarp aboyd! I've wondered how the...

    Great looking tarp aboyd! I've wondered how the Argon sil performs. You videos show a good test in the t-storm.

    My bonded pullouts, referenced above, are still going strong entering season #4. ...
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    FS: Those pockets should fit all the packs except the...

    Those pockets should fit all the packs except the Marathon Magic series.
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    FS: Price drop! New prices reflected in original...

    Price drop! New prices reflected in original post.
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    FS: Just added a discount to the original post. $10...

    Just added a discount to the original post. $10 off if pockets and pack are purchased together. This is a great deal on some great packs. Father's Day is coming fast. :)
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    FS: Aarn #1 sold to shipsgunner. Thanks and enjoy!

    Aarn #1 sold to shipsgunner. Thanks and enjoy!
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    FS: Unless changes were introduced for 2014, these...

    Unless changes were introduced for 2014, these are the current model.
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    FS: Yes. belts can be swapped. There is a velcro...

    Yes. belts can be swapped. There is a velcro attachment and re-threading a strap thru a buckle. See http://www.aarnusa.com/product/custom-fit-hipbelt for replacement belts.
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    FS: Gear Closet Clean Out - Aarn Packs

    Time to let go of some packs I don't use. I got these before I started downsizing my load so they've just been hanging in the closet. These packs are in new condition. All of them have the...
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    Man, if that pack was a large I'd snatch it. ...

    Man, if that pack was a large I'd snatch it. Medium is too short for me. I have that pack and it fits me so well, I'd get a second for a spare.
  31. Guess I ought to chime in here. Sadly, the...

    Guess I ought to chime in here. Sadly, the Detail Crew will not be in attendance this year. The little D's are in public school this year and only have Monday off. Because of illness and several...
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    Glad to be of assistance. I'm from the other...

    Glad to be of assistance. I'm from the other side of the river.
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    This is thread drift, but since everyone else has...

    This is thread drift, but since everyone else has also suggested alternatives, I will too. I've found mini blind cord to be a good line for tie-outs. It doesn't tangle as easily as mason twine,...
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    Tin cloth/Oil cloth for canvas sock?

    Has anyone ever experimented with treating a canvas sock with a Boiled Linseed Oil/beeswax/turpentine mixture to weather proof it? It's a common thing to do for canvas rucksacks, tarps and such. ...
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    Success! Good to hear she had a warm night.

    Success! Good to hear she had a warm night.
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    AMEN! So many folks hear this suggestion as...

    AMEN! So many folks hear this suggestion as "sleep naked" and get turned off without understanding it. Brian explained this very clearly and succinctly. I learned this many years ago and it...
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    +1 on the Warbonnet style vs the cinched end...

    +1 on the Warbonnet style vs the cinched end style like Dream Hammock sells. The zippered style makes it easier to manage moisture, which is an issue with socks of any kind.
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    Soapbox warning! :) If you go with a zippered...

    Soapbox warning! :)

    If you go with a zippered version, just make sure your son understands how to open a zipper the correct way. Meaning use the pulls to open it (keeping the direction of...
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    Three kid hangers in my crew. Bug socks...

    Three kid hangers in my crew.

    Bug socks aren't very kid friendly (or good for claustrophobic hangers), even if they can reach the end to cinch it. There's no quick way to get out (e.g. "Daddy,...
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    Welcome to HF. I'll venture to guess that...

    Welcome to HF.

    I'll venture to guess that most folks haven't ever had the problem. It's never come up that I recall. Usually cold spots are the result of UQ issues, not TQs. How much time do...
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    Your very welcome. Yes, I meant to the same...

    Your very welcome.

    Yes, I meant to the same marlin spike as the hammock in that example.

    I missed your cont. loop in the video. The pack towel drip line works, but then you have a couple of...
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    It'll work fine for tieouts. It'll hold a taut...

    It'll work fine for tieouts. It'll hold a taut line hitch, make decent prussics, etc. Do be aware it is nylon, so if using a prussic, don't adjust it too quickly. I once pulled a piece of mason...
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    It's clear you've been working on your setup. I...

    It's clear you've been working on your setup. I know the feeling of finally getting things sorted out.

    That's a different tarp from any I've seen before. To address your concerns, you might try...
  44. I read there are eye bolts in some of the posts...

    I read there are eye bolts in some of the posts to facilitate hanging a tarp over the platform. Apparently they are not already under cover like the ones on the Suwanee River trail.

    So thinking...
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    From step 1 I just roll it back onto itself...

    From step 1 I just roll it back onto itself rather than have to refold the tarp back onto itself as shown in step 2. As pictured I'd stop at step 2.
  46. Got a link to the river trail for info?

    Got a link to the river trail for info?
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    Everything about the "easy" methods stated so far...

    Everything about the "easy" methods stated so far are correct. Being I am also particular about details,:rolleyes: I don't know if your inner engineer self will be happy with the bent PVC or string...
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    Not necessarily. When I've done it, I just sew...

    Not necessarily. When I've done it, I just sew the two tarp halves together, then roll a hem about 3/8" wide. Lastly I attach the grosgrain evenly across the hem. Doing it this way allows you to...
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    Guys (and gals) have fun on this trip! I've...

    Guys (and gals) have fun on this trip! I've been following this for a while, but I'm not quite ready for a cold weather trip of this length. I'd love to be going though.

    Here's a link to a...
  50. Seems like his pack, pack weight, and poor...

    Seems like his pack, pack weight, and poor posture might be more likely culprits. Six months is a long while to carry a pack.
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