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    I should be able to make this. I'm planning on...

    I should be able to make this. I'm planning on getting up there mid-day Friday. I'm hoping for a lack of ritualistic sacrifice for gorge newbies ;)
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    I'm thinking I'm going to try and make this hang....

    I'm thinking I'm going to try and make this hang. Never been to the gorge, which is impossible to explain as close as I am!
  3. That is really great news. Thank you very much...

    That is really great news. Thank you very much for the update. I wish him nothing but a speedy recovery.
  4. VA/NC > Mt. Rogers Winter Hang: January 21-24, 2016 @ Grayson Highlands SP/Hot Springs, NC

    Well, the 10th Annual Mt. Rogers Winter Hang at Grayson Highlands State Park in VA took a turn towards Hot Springs, NC as GHSP closed in a state of emergency declared by the governor of VA and...
  5. Sorry to hear about the incident at the Gorge....

    Sorry to hear about the incident at the Gorge. He'll be in our thoughts.

    Edit: Link to trip report thread
  6. Eta for me and allhandsondeck is 1pm so you won't...

    Eta for me and allhandsondeck is 1pm so you won't be alone too much longer poppins! Has the park delivered any firewood to the group site yet? Very much looking forward to seeing everyone. Roads from...
  7. Can anyone chime in on if it's possible to get a...

    Can anyone chime in on if it's possible to get a text message out on Verizon from the group camp site area?

    Looking forward to seeing many of you later today!
  8. I'm still planning on coming up tomorrow with...

    I'm still planning on coming up tomorrow with allhandsondeck, but I agree we should have fluid plans as far as the hike goes and play it on the safe side if things are looking to go sideways...
  9. I don't have an extra TQ, but I do have a Kelty...

    I don't have an extra TQ, but I do have a Kelty dri-down 32 degree sleeping bag that I could loan you. If you supplement it with a decent blanket or two it should keep you comfortable to lower temps....
  10. Thanks hickery, glad that SoB is ready to go ;) ...

    Thanks hickery, glad that SoB is ready to go ;) I just received a 10-pack of these things called "tarp buddy's" that are basically replacements for grommets. they look pretty bomber, so maybe we'll...
  11. Just saw a video from the Shug last week about...

    Just saw a video from the Shug last week about his water bottle cozy that he uses: (start at 6:45) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GN3iJMDVaU

    And he even has a guide on how to make the darn...
  12. 1 week and many of us will (hopefully) be up in...

    1 week and many of us will (hopefully) be up in the high country :D
  13. Hey mistone, glad you can make it on the hike....

    Hey mistone, glad you can make it on the hike. This is what HR shared with me about the hike, I don't think he'd mind me posting it for everyone to see, and here's a map (pdf) :

    From HomeRun: "The...
  14. will be good to see you again maztrain! Sorry...

    will be good to see you again maztrain! Sorry that we won't be able to meet fyr-fly this year. I hope you'll be bringing your camera again!

    2 weeks!

    smopoim86, I hope you can make it on...
  15. Finally signed up on the spreadsheet. I'll be...

    Finally signed up on the spreadsheet. I'll be arriving Thursday, thelovedoctor on Friday. Very much looking forward to getting up in high country!
  16. I'm certainly no winter vet, as last year's Mt....

    I'm certainly no winter vet, as last year's Mt. Rogers hang was my first hang... and I learned several lessons. But I think you are in good shape with your gear and you have a good contingency plan....
  17. Let's hope the snow is flying and no RAIN! Had...

    Let's hope the snow is flying and no RAIN! Had enough of that stuff at the fall fest. I'm hoping to get up there early and do some hiking with you fine folks. Not sure yet if LoveDr will be able to...
  18. Bulk down 18% off at Downlinens: black friday

    Might be the last chance of the year to save on bulk down from Downlinens for those DIY underquilts.

    18% off through 11/27 11:59PST.

    Use Code 2015BlackFriday

    Just passing this along as I'm...
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    FS: I'll take it - PM incoming to figure out paypal...

    I'll take it - PM incoming to figure out paypal and shipping.
  20. Another Downlinens sale: 20% off through 11/18 midnight PST - Good source of bulk down

    I posted this a few weeks ago, but they're having a sale again. 20% off at Downlinens.com, use coupon code: EarlyBird2015

    Valid through 11/18 11:59pm PST

    Good source for high quality, decent...
  21. Thread: Save my wallet!

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    It might help if you let us know what kind of...

    It might help if you let us know what kind of temps you typically camp in, and whether you are focused on ultralight gear or not. Lots of options, of course. I know the jarbridge is a popular choice...
  22. Thanks for the report, looks like everyone had a...

    Thanks for the report, looks like everyone had a great time. Good food, good people, weather to test the soul, what more could a person want? :)
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    Ironlungs, thanks for the trip report. Sounds...

    Ironlungs, thanks for the trip report. Sounds like you had a great time. I also sometimes enjoy getting a "late start" and then making camp. I pack in the consumable luxuries for night 1. Nothing...
  24. I ordered 10/30 (near midnight), and received an...

    I ordered 10/30 (near midnight), and received an e-mail with tracking number Nov. 3 (evening). Tracking says it has shipped FedEx from CA and tacking shows expected delivery to NC on Monday 11/9.
    ...
  25. FS: payment sent. Thanks Gideon!

    payment sent. Thanks Gideon!
  26. FS: I'll take it. Please pm me your paypal e-mail...

    I'll take it. Please pm me your paypal e-mail address. Thanks!
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    Very hard to say, an I believe it's probably...

    Very hard to say, an I believe it's probably down to personal preference. IMO, if I'm going cuben to shave ounces, may as well shave the oz. I doubt that the zpacks tarp has significantly better...
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    I believe it may be down to cat cuts vs no cat...

    I believe it may be down to cat cuts vs no cat cuts. Looks like zpacks tarps are straight cut, which might explain the extra weight.

    Edit: zpacks and hg both are excellent companies that make...
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    wow, that is a VERY cool project and well...

    wow, that is a VERY cool project and well executed. Thanks for sharing! :)
  30. They always have a 10% off coupon, just...

    They always have a 10% off coupon, just subscribe to their email newsletter and they should send it.

    Other than that, the last time I saw a discount (30%) was late last November around...
  31. FYI: 25% off Deal on Bulk Down (1lb+) at Downlinens.com - one day only 10/31

    Just received an e-mail today from the downlinens.com newsletter that says they're running a 25% off promotion valid on everything until tomorrow 10/31 at 11:59PM PST.

    Use coupon code: WINTER2015...
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    Lived in gville from 2012-2014 and currently live...

    Lived in gville from 2012-2014 and currently live out in hickory, so welcome!

    I'm sure you are aware there are lots of good places to hang out there. We really like goose creek state park. Just...
  33. FS: Funds received for tarp #4. Everything sold, mods...

    Funds received for tarp #4. Everything sold, mods please close/move to "SOLD" forum.
  34. FS: #4 Tarp SPF to mrcheviot. If mrcheviot changes...

    #4 Tarp SPF to mrcheviot. If mrcheviot changes his mind, I will trade with rickycodie for superfly.
  35. FS: Everything sold and paid for except #4 Sil-Argon...

    Everything sold and paid for except #4 Sil-Argon tarp is still available. The packages will go out tomorrow morning.
  36. FS: The color is a deep red, and when lit up by the...

    The color is a deep red, and when lit up by the sun it's a bit brighter. I'd call it a crimson or blood red. Very nice color in my opinion, and I don't usually go for red. Dutch used to sel the...
  37. FS: Squirrel911, I'm pretty set on gear, but feel...

    Squirrel911, I'm pretty set on gear, but feel free to pm me.
  38. FS: I have some stakes that I can include, they're...

    I have some stakes that I can include, they're steel pegs so they're best for car camping. Depending on how many I have, I will throw them in with the tarps until they're gone. I also have some...
  39. FS: 4 Sil-nylon Tarps, 2 DIY, 1 OES MacCat Deluxe, 1 AHE Shangri-la (Picture heavy)

    Time to thin the tarp herd as I just got a "do it all" HG Standard Cuben tarp. All prices including shipping to US48. Per usual, the first "I'll take it" has priority.

    Tarps do not come with...
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    subscribed! thanks fronkey!

    subscribed! thanks fronkey!
  41. WTB: Edit: Pot found on BPL. Thanks for looking! ...

    Edit: Pot found on BPL. Thanks for looking!

    Still looking for a 550-650ml pot, if anyone has one for sale, especially a toaks "Light" or one of the others mention in top post. Please PM if you...
  42. FS: can you tell us what the fill power of the down...

    can you tell us what the fill power of the down is? And roughly the loft in inches? (single layer)
  43. WTB: Toaks 550ml Ti. Pot w/handles or similar (BPL, MLD, RutaLocura, Litetrail)

    Looking for a Toaks 550ml w/handles, lid would be nice, but not critical.

    Dings/dents/soot/character is not a deal-breaker.

    I may be interested in similar pots such as LiteTrail, BPL, MLD, or...
  44. Really nice tarp. Thanks for the share! I'm going...

    Really nice tarp. Thanks for the share! I'm going to consider a very similar build.
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    I had such a good time at this hang! Great to see...

    I had such a good time at this hang! Great to see some people I already consider friends and meet some new ones! Everyone was so generous with the raffle, food, and good conversation. I couldn't...
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    Very cool dutch! After briefly chatting with you...

    Very cool dutch! After briefly chatting with you at trail days re: zippers I've been keeping my eye out. This opens up some very cool DIY hammock cover options.
  47. I'm very bummed that I missed out on the launch...

    I'm very bummed that I missed out on the launch special! Was at the hot springs hang and had no reception. I hope membrane sil goes on sale again =)
  48. Wow, where to begin... First off, had a great...

    Wow, where to begin... First off, had a great 3-day hike Mon-Wed out on the AT with Rockdawg. He thought he was slowing me down, but he doesn't realize that it was a perfect pace for my poor knees!...
  49. Almost packed for this! I'm signed up a while...

    Almost packed for this!

    I'm signed up a while back to bring tortillas, are these for the hot dogs or something else? Should I be bring buns or something else instead?

    Just let me know! :)
  50. Yessir, InTheTrees was kind enough to offer me a...

    Yessir, InTheTrees was kind enough to offer me a ride. Can't wait. This cooler weather is really feeling good!
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