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    Checked out your Lighterpack list. Impressive...

    Checked out your Lighterpack list. Impressive piece of kit so I don’t have much to add. Your pack is considerably larger than what I would normally carry for most trips but I see you are packing near...
  2. NC > GSMNP Noland Divide/Deep Creek loop 9/19 - 9/20

    Doing an impromptu overnight loop in the Smokies next weekend. Starting Sunday morning and doing the Noland Divide -> Deep Creek Loop with an overnight on the deep Creek side. El Gordo is joining and...
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    I have a 12’ tapered mesh snake skin with the...

    I have a 12’ tapered mesh snake skin with the pockets on the end to tuck in my CRL. I like it for the reason CVKealey states plus I don’t use a stuff sack and simply store it on the mesh exterior...
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    Thanks for adding your recap and pics to the...

    Thanks for adding your recap and pics to the thread Pat. Your photos are stunning, last one looks like a panoramic post card. Sorry we missed each other on the trail. A few of us are contemplating...
  5. Thread: Touch Me Not

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    DB - is there a big weight volume/difference...

    DB - is there a big weight volume/difference between your hammock kit and the SMD solo? And I know it’s not UL but do you ever bring lw sandals to deal with wet feet at camp after hitting trails like...
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    Thanks for bringing us along DB. I’m amazed at...

    Thanks for bringing us along DB. I’m amazed at how efficient you kit and Kumo seem to be. Parts of that trail look like game trails down this way - lots of overgrowth and infrequent foot traffic.
  7. My 20 degree top quilt is 56Ē and has removable...

    My 20 degree top quilt is 56Ē and has removable pad straps for going to ground. I know many get away with 50Ē in a hammock but I too like a bit of extra width to tuck under me. Iím not as tall as you...
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    Thanks, we roughly followed your trip report from...

    Thanks, we roughly followed your trip report from May but started at Mt Rogers rather than Old Orchard so we got to Thomas Knob early. Did find some nice hanging spots but decided to test our luck...
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    Mount Rogers / Grayson Highlands Loop

    This will be a brief trip report as others have posted more detailed information on this route. I thought some might enjoy the photos of our weekend hammock excursion to the Virginia Highland Balds....
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    wish this wasnít so far from me. The photos you...

    wish this wasnít so far from me. The photos you guys take of the area look amazing. El Gordo and I just got back from Mt Rogers/Grayson Highlands and it was warmer and more humid than we had hoped....
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    got your email Gordon. Sent you a note with the...

    got your email Gordon. Sent you a note with the map links and details. If anyone else wants to join Saturday am feel free to PM me and we can coordinate.
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    Thanks for sharing these photos. I’ve only been...

    Thanks for sharing these photos. I’ve only been to Oslo before so it’s nice to see some of the other beautiful places in your country.
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    Hey Gordo. Sounds like you’re back in NC. Camp...

    Hey Gordo. Sounds like you’re back in NC. Camp Daniel Boone/Shinning Rock may still be a mess. The trail head was closed last week due to all the flooding across the Pisgah. I don’t see it on the...
  14. Sparrow has a sewn channel. It’s not hard at all...

    Sparrow has a sewn channel. It’s not hard at all the swap out continuous loops between gathered end hammocks. They simply thread through the sewn channel and then you larks head one end of the loop...
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    I have the same tarp for 3 season use. You’ll...

    I have the same tarp for 3 season use. You’ll like it. Good weight-to-utility level and very packable. I keep it in a single snake skin along with a continuous ridgeline in the outer mesh pocket of...
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    WTT: Mods - thread can be closed.

    Mods - thread can be closed.
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    WTT: Sounds good. Trading JRB Greylock 3 to Hammichael...

    Sounds good. Trading JRB Greylock 3 to Hammichael for 40 degree Mochilera UQ. Photo of Greylock below. Will PM for shipping address.

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    WTT: Bump. Still looking to trade the JRB Greylock 3...

    Bump. Still looking to trade the JRB Greylock 3 for a Yeti 40 degree or other partial UQ that’s under 12 oz.
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    WTT: Iím not familiar with them. Based on FB it looks...

    Iím not familiar with them. Based on FB it looks like they were only in business briefly last year? No posts since November and their website is down. Do you know the materials spec, dimensions and...
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    WTT: Trade JRB 3 for a Warbonnet Yeti

    I have a JRB Greylock 3 20 degree that I would like to trade for a Warbonnet Yeti 40 degree. Will also consider a 3 season 20 degree Yeti. My goal is to find a low-weight/low volume partial UQ for...
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    would you mind posting a couple of photos of your...

    would you mind posting a couple of photos of your solution? I used the Thermarest small compressible foam pillow, and while itís the best compromise Iíve found itís still 7oz and bulky when packed.
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    I like dyneema over paracord for tarp ridgeline...

    I like dyneema over paracord for tarp ridgeline mostly because it doesn’t stretch - more important to me than just weight alone. Paracord was designed to stretch, and given windy conditions your tarp...
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    likely a typo as most US high transmission lines...

    likely a typo as most US high transmission lines are limited to 500kv. AEP owns several 765kv lines including one in Indiana and one in West VA. Still, wouldnít want to be near any of those linesÖ
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    Found one here on the forums. Closing thread.

    Found one here on the forums. Closing thread.
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    20 Degree Down UQ - Regular Length

    Looking to buy a used regular length 20 degree down underquilt. Prefer something in lighter weight fabric / high fill down for backpacking. Would also consider overstuffed or a 10 degree, although...
  26. the purple tarp was huge. Pole mods too! many...

    the purple tarp was huge. Pole mods too!

    many runners. Quite the parade.

    Phantom had a conversation with the bear but said bear still grabbed Phantomís bag of goodies attached to his hammock...
  27. Wanted to echo Phantom’s thanks to Tacoma and...

    Wanted to echo Phantom’s thanks to Tacoma and Foxpoop for hosting. I know it’s a thankless job but for new guys like me it’s a treat to meet forum members in person and see the various gear set-ups....
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    I agree. I’ve had a rough year turning 50...

    I agree. I’ve had a rough year turning 50 including breaking my hand in four places, breaking my wrist, fracturing a cheek bone and tearing ligaments in an ankle. I guess I’m lucky in that all these...
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    I’m finding this thread oddly inspirational. If I...

    I’m finding this thread oddly inspirational. If I can still hike/bike/camp in my 80s I will be thrilled to pieces. Turning 50 and experiencing more activity related injuries has been a humbling...
  30. If anyone is coming Thursday evening I could be...

    If anyone is coming Thursday evening I could be there around 7pm to hike up to the group site. Otherwise it’s looking like Friday 10:30am ish.

    Tacoma - thank you for coordinating this. Do we need...
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    I treat my hammock and integrated bugnet. In most...

    I treat my hammock and integrated bugnet. In most asym hammocks parts of your body will be close to the mesh at night so mosquitoes will try to bite through it. I also find it cuts down on how close...
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    Yea, not sure if permethrin crystals falling out...

    Yea, not sure if permethrin crystals falling out of suspension is specific to SFR or can occur with other formulations as well. But most supporting product info seems to indicate it is sensitive to...
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    If itís Martinís Permethrin SFR concentrate, the...

    If itís Martinís Permethrin SFR concentrate, the glitter is likely Permethrin crystals that can form if it is stored in garage below 40 degrees. The safety data sheets typically advise warming the...
  34. This gave me a good laugh. I plan to do some...

    This gave me a good laugh. I plan to do some hanging out too which I believe is the general point of a group "hang". Just can't personally pass up the opportunity to experience some Pisgah trails...
  35. Thanks for the CalTopo bookmark. Happy to have...

    Thanks for the CalTopo bookmark. Happy to have the company and check out your radio kit on Cedar Rock. I skirted it on the ALT last month when completing the NOBO route. I donít have a specific...
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    FWIW - Shug’s videos are super helpful as are...

    FWIW - Shug’s videos are super helpful as are many of the posts on this forum concerning general rules like hang angles and suspension choices. I am new to this too and learned a lot by experimenting...
  37. Iím willing to grab the 40L pack and make a full...

    Iím willing to grab the 40L pack and make a full haul of wood back to the hang site after setting up camp. Hope to be there Friday before dinner time if I can get off work early (~2.5 hr drive for...
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    Except EMT is conductive. So if the lightning...

    Except EMT is conductive. So if the lightning strikes a nearby tall object like a tree house and then travels though to the immediate ground area, it will also seek conductive paths through the...
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    According to weather.gov, half of all lightening...

    According to weather.gov, half of all lightening related injuries are caused by ground effect lightening, which would imply tents can be equally as dangerous depending on where they are pitched. Side...
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    I just treated my gear including hammock,...

    I just treated my gear including hammock, backpack, hat, socks, clothes, etc. before my my recent trip. It was very effective against bugs as the few bites I did receive were limited to exposed skin...
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    GSMNP has gone to great lengths to install cables...

    GSMNP has gone to great lengths to install cables at the registered campsites so people donít have to rely on traditional bear bag methods or canisters. While thereís no mention of improper food...
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    The Wall Street Journal ran an article earlier in...

    The Wall Street Journal ran an article earlier in the week about some of the National Parks having to close their gates due to overcrowding during/post pandemic. They weren’t necessarily citing...
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    ha, that ankle is still swollen but I was able to...

    ha, that ankle is still swollen but I was able to wear a different brace with some trail runners. Was hoping it would be back to normal by now but I guess it has other plans. As you say, really not...
  44. Pretty area. I like these loop trails with varied...

    Pretty area. I like these loop trails with varied terrain. Nice video editing too. I’ve always wanted to try one with some drone footage since the perspective is so unique. But they’re illegal to fly...
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    thanks. You should do it again. I plan to go back...

    thanks. You should do it again. I plan to go back this fall and plan a trek around Shining Rock Wilderness portion. Unfortunately I didn’t have the spare time for spur trails or the hike up Cold...
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    Art Loeb Trail - 2 Day NOBO Adventure

    While I have hiked many areas of the Pisgah, The 30.1 mile ALT has been on my bucket list for awhile. Sometimes referred to as the "Appalachian Trail's Greatest Hits" (although technically not on...
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    Be Careful Out There - Lineville Gorge

    I know this ares is a favorite amongst the hammock crew. Reminder to be safe out there.

    https://www.wral.com/hiker-dies-after-fall-at-north-carolina-gorge/19710921/
  48. I’m going to try to make this one work...

    I’m going to try to make this one work permitting. Will be up that way this coming weekend for some hiking too
  49. I was being somewhat tongue and cheek just given...

    I was being somewhat tongue and cheek just given those unexpected ups and downs on the Fork Mountain/CRT section. Art Loeb is ~7,600í of elevation gain going nobo, and supposedly that stretch when...
  50. Lacey looks so content in those photos Paul. Now...

    Lacey looks so content in those photos Paul. Now that you got the CRT under your belt I’m thinking Art Loeb nobo is on the horizon...
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