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    I'm not aware of anyone having this idea...

    I'm not aware of anyone having this idea before---so cudos on the creativity! A few things come to mind immediately:

    (1) What do you want to gain by having a shorter hammock? I think everyone...
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    Great trip report! Your "Alien Seed Pods" ...

    Great trip report! Your "Alien Seed Pods"

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    are called Indian Pipes. They are end-stage (they straighten out and turn black as they decay).

    When fresh, they look like this:

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  3. Thread: OHM 2.0

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    FS: 'Bump' and: Are those S or J shoulder straps? ...

    'Bump' and: Are those S or J shoulder straps? Thanks.
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    Scarecrow: I don't know how grippy your new...

    Scarecrow:

    I don't know how grippy your new pipe clamps are, but you may find them slowly creeping inward over time. You can get some of that rubber padding for shelves at the grocery store or...
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    CM: Do it!!! 133274 Please post pictures...

    CM: Do it!!!

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    Please post pictures when you're done and good luck!
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    Here's what I found. For the underquilt, follow...

    Here's what I found. For the underquilt, follow DIY Gear Supply's instructions for making an insultex underquilt. Click HERE
    For the topquilt, follow these great instructions by HF member Bser272:...
  7. Loudasday: Here you go: CLICK HERE...

    Loudasday: Here you go: CLICK HERE Have a great hike! We want pictures!
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    At one time, the Item number was 638823. Here...

    At one time, the Item number was 638823. Here are pictures of the store displays from other HF members:

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    L7MkqUOfsnU Great video!!! I didn't know they...

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    Great video!!! I didn't know they still made Jiffy Pop!!! Beautiful dog! Thanks for taking us along!!!!
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    ...subscribed. :D

    ...subscribed. :D
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    Very interesting story and great advice from Sgt....

    Very interesting story and great advice from Sgt. Vining. I would add that you might want to try one of the many cooling towels on the market. They wring out to almost dry (not dripping) but...
  12. Good catch, MarkThompson. Here's the electronic...

    Good catch, MarkThompson. Here's the electronic version of the article on Jeremy in the Avery Journal:

    CLICK HERE

    So glad to hear you're doing well, CB!!!! Keep on keepin' on!
  13. In addition to Google Earth, you can look at...

    In addition to Google Earth, you can look at campsites on this website: CLICK HERE. It's hit or miss--better coverage out west. But they seem to have just Glacier Basin (all 151 sites) and Moraine...
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    JustJeff's instructions are super easy too. ...

    JustJeff's instructions are super easy too. Click HERE

    Good luck!
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    Here's a drawing of an ultra light-weight level I...

    Here's a drawing of an ultra light-weight level I made. I laid it out on a plastic margarine tub top. I drew two 30-60-90 degree triangles side by side and cut it out with an x-acto knife and ruler....
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    Haha, that's funny! All the force would be...

    Haha, that's funny! All the force would be trying to pull the stake out of the ground, whether the tarp was being blown upward or deflected inward.
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    Prussiks certainly are one way to go. But if...

    Prussiks certainly are one way to go. But if you're going to choose the two-line route (guy out line AND an adjustable loop) why not use a Klemheist? In a Klemheist, all your wraps resist the pull...
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    I carry a large regular ol' black trash bag and...

    I carry a large regular ol' black trash bag and lay it on the ground next to my hammock to put my boots and backpack on and to poise my bare feet on when exited the hammock. That way, if I need a...
  19. Good Lord!!! I saw this on the news and had no...

    Good Lord!!! I saw this on the news and had no idea it was CarolinasBackpacker!!!!

    See brief news report HERE

    Thank goodness you guys were there with him. Some other hikers came upon a man at...
  20. I agree with all of the above: complicated to...

    I agree with all of the above: complicated to set up, extremely heavy (22.5 ounces for a bug net?!!!!! Okay, a bug net and a floor. I'll give you that much.)

    But it only comes in white--NOT...
  21. I agree!!! I'm not sure it's even available from...

    I agree!!! I'm not sure it's even available from a newsstand. Does anyone know?




    I hope you read it in a hammock! :sleep:



    Great minds think alike! :laugh:
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    Ratdog: This is what I see:

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  23. Oh yes, very positive. Dr. Marion is a scientist...

    Oh yes, very positive. Dr. Marion is a scientist with the USGS who has been hammock camping since 2003. He also served on the ATC's Stewardship Council as Chair of the Trail and Camping Management...
  24. AT Journeys Magazine Spring 2016 article about hammock camping

    If you get a chance, pick up a copy of the Appalachian Trail Conference's magazine for Spring 2016, called Journeys. It features an excellent article about the virtues of hammock camping by Jeffrey...
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    Does it get in your way when entering/exiting the...

    Does it get in your way when entering/exiting the hammock? And do you have one on each side of your under quilt?

    Glad it works for you and thanks for posting!
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    Howdy, neighbor! Welcome to the group!

    Howdy, neighbor! Welcome to the group!
  27. Don't laugh. It's been done before! 129179...

    Don't laugh. It's been done before!


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  28. Too late for you but for others, click HERE...

    Too late for you but for others, click HERE for photographs of every campsite in Cosby as well as many other campgrounds throughout the country. Hope you had a great trip!
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    Let me be the first to say howdy and welcome,...

    Let me be the first to say howdy and welcome, Dust, from Burnsville North Carolina USA! :jj:

    P.S. A "wee spot" may mean something different to some folks! :laugh:
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    If you have posted in the thread, make sure the...

    If you have posted in the thread, make sure the notification settings for that subscription are set to send you e-mails when someone posts in the thread.

    If you have not posted in the thread, use...
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    Have you tried this? What keeps the two sections...

    Have you tried this? What keeps the two sections of the stand from sliding toward the center?

    EDIT: Oh, I see your stakes. But, of course, that's not possible in a hotel room. At least, not...
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    Wildlife fields are grassy fields cut out of the...

    Wildlife fields are grassy fields cut out of the woods by the Forest Service to promote deer and other animals to gather there. See us enter one in Pisgah NF at the 2:00 minute mark:

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  33. Nualle is right. Brazilian style. Either Vivere...

    Nualle is right. Brazilian style. Either Vivere or Island Bay maybe? Anyway, search for a Brazilian hammock to find what you're looking for. And good luck!!!!!
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    Howdy and welcome from this Tallahassee Lassie!

    Howdy and welcome from this Tallahassee Lassie!
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    Internet search: site:hammockforums.net jmt ...

    Internet search:

    site:hammockforums.net jmt

    You'll get lots of threads about HF members' past hikes on the JMT. We hiked the JMT, but "pre-hammock" days. I don't recall ever camping above...
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    Gbolt: CH6HFcR7Blo I like your idea of...

    Gbolt:

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    I like your idea of threading the head bands on your tarp suspension and just sliding them in place. I have a bunch of Scunci hair elastics--which are just loops of shock...
  37. The advantage of actually using the channel to...

    The advantage of actually using the channel to run the suspension through rather than just using the channel as a double layer of fabric to create a knob is this:

    The channel gather is wider and...
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    FS/FT: Do you know what it weighs with the draft collars...

    Do you know what it weighs with the draft collars and new suspension added? That sure is a nice looking quilt!
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    Forget CNC! That's for metal and wood, etc. ...

    Forget CNC! That's for metal and wood, etc. Take your fabric to an upholsterer, seamstress or tailor. But, that's not very DIY. At that point, you might as well buy a hammock from one of the many...
  40. That's an interesting buy! The compression bag...

    That's an interesting buy! The compression bag pictured says "90% down", which means it contains 10% feathers. What are your plans for it? Are you going to open it up and harvest the down? Or use...
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    I'm sure you've seen HF member Fronkey's videos...

    I'm sure you've seen HF member Fronkey's videos on his thru-hike, but they're so good, they bear mentioning in any conversation about the Superior Hiking Trail. Best of luck on your thru-hike!
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  42. We've hiked the Mitchell Trail many times and...

    We've hiked the Mitchell Trail many times and spent lots of time in and around Mt. Mitchell State Park. (See my profile!) Thanks for my new favorite video!

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    I don't think extra length will present a problem...

    I don't think extra length will present a problem for her in terms of comfort. The only problem will be that she'll have to get the suspension higher up the tree trunks (perhaps out of her reach). ...
  44. Risk, JustJeff and Wentworth have all made...

    Risk, JustJeff and Wentworth have all made insulated hammocks (two layered) without baffles. Lots of info on all three here and on their websites. JustJeff's website (tothewoods) has detailed...
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    THIS...

    THIS on generally better sleep and THIS on back health written by an orthopedic spine surgeon.
  46. Thread: banana lay

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    +1 on what Hutzelbein said!

    +1 on what Hutzelbein said!
  47. I'm GU (Geographically Undesirable) to you, but...

    I'm GU (Geographically Undesirable) to you, but welcome anyway! Happy hangin'! :laugh:
  48. You're not missing anything, Canahang. Some...

    You're not missing anything, Canahang. Some folks are interested in a "no hardware" suspension. Many folks (like me) use a marlin spike hitch every hang. There are several other types of...
  49. Mophead's right. See Phantom Grappler's video. ...

    Mophead's right. See Phantom Grappler's video.

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    Maybe Phantom Grappler will chime in with some other tips. Good luck!
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    All the methods described above will work fine. ...

    All the methods described above will work fine. There's no mystery to washing a hammock; just treat it gently (especially if it's netted) and don't tangle up the suspension.

    As for the coffee...
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