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    I wouldn't use the end caps to attach suspension....

    I wouldn't use the end caps to attach suspension. I had it snap on me after a few uses and down I went. It's cheap cast metal.
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    Nice videos! I got a friend that is stationed out...

    Nice videos! I got a friend that is stationed out there in Yokosuka. He is on the USS Blue Ridge.
  3. Wonder if you could set this up at the Davis pond...

    Wonder if you could set this up at the Davis pond campsite at Prentice Cooper?
  4. Yeah dude I have vacation time in mid April. Keep...

    Yeah dude I have vacation time in mid April. Keep us posted.
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    Welcome from Chattanooga! My mothers side of the...

    Welcome from Chattanooga! My mothers side of the family had a castle in Aberdeen. Hope to visit one day.
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    97614 here is one of the I beams. They were...

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    here is one of the I beams. They were built with some scraps my dad had laying around. So they aren't quite long enough or even but they work.
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    Solved the walking legs problem. My dad helped...

    Solved the walking legs problem. My dad helped make me "I" beams for the bottom of the stand. Works perfectly now. I will try to post a pic later.
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    Thanks Hppyfngy! Going to give that a try. And...

    Thanks Hppyfngy! Going to give that a try. And the shoulder squeeze may have been due to the slipping of the hammock and me sliding toward the end and getting in more of a banana position than...
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    Former western Kentuckian here. Those shots are...

    Former western Kentuckian here. Those shots are beautiful!
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    Also has anyone had trouble with the legs walking...

    Also has anyone had trouble with the legs walking them selves back together? Had that happen once or twice.
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    94336 here is the one my dad built me as a...

    94336 here is the one my dad built me as a birthday present. It is awesome! However I did have a major failure with it. Was using the chain link end caps to attach the carabiner and the end cap...
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    Great trip report! Those photos, especially the...

    Great trip report! Those photos, especially the last one, are amazing!
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    Welcome from chattanooga!

    Welcome from chattanooga!
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    Balled up small cheap fleece blanket. Keeps my...

    Balled up small cheap fleece blanket. Keeps my shoulders warm right where the UQ stops. And it conforms to my neck and head. Regular pillows cause me to have a stiff neck.
  15. Thanks everyone. I'm going to call the visitor...

    Thanks everyone. I'm going to call the visitor center regarding permits and may just have to look into getting or borrowing a nice thick air pad for the shelters. My 4 inch memory foam has me a...
  16. FIMB I am walking on the treadmill with a pretty...

    FIMB I am walking on the treadmill with a pretty good incline on it. Doing some kettle bell exercises. My legs are sore as we speak. I'm going to get some over nights in on my days off before I go....
  17. Thanks JuneBug. I will ask the ranger about the...

    Thanks JuneBug. I will ask the ranger about the permits. The coldest I have been down to is 22* with improper equipment. I bout froze to death. But now cold weather shouldn't be a problem. Just more...
  18. Thinking about starting my section hike of the AT

    As the title says I want to start sectioning the AT. I have several questions. But my main one is are the last couple of weeks in October a bad time for the smokies? I'm seriously out of shape but...
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    It will work in theory. I have a cheapy Coleman...

    It will work in theory. I have a cheapy Coleman sleeping bag with a zippered foot box. The top of it was a regular rectangle. What happens is there is nothing to close the gap underneath you. So air...
  20. Excellent report! Very detailed. I think I need...

    Excellent report! Very detailed. I think I need to plan a trip to Michigan now.
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    My first thought was a traditional camper with...

    My first thought was a traditional camper with hooks in a wall. But I like your idea. Like you and others have said it may not be cost effective for you and a retro fit kit would be awesome. I have...
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    Thanks for the vid Shug! I'm going to have to do...

    Thanks for the vid Shug! I'm going to have to do the tensioner thing to my tarp lines. Love them boiled peanuts! Little flea market down the street from me sells them by the gallon.
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    Welcome from TN!

    Welcome from TN!
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    Dibs on second if the first does not go through.

    Dibs on second if the first does not go through.
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    Dude! Again, that is so freaking awesome!!

    Dude! Again, that is so freaking awesome!!
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    Sweet trip dude! Love the pics and your dog too!

    Sweet trip dude! Love the pics and your dog too!
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    Fellow Noogan saying hello and welcome

    Fellow Noogan saying hello and welcome
  28. Thread: Hello from TN

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    Welcome from Chattanooga

    Welcome from Chattanooga
  29. Dang that looks awesome! Y'all have fun! Hope I...

    Dang that looks awesome! Y'all have fun! Hope I can go next time. :)
  30. That is an amazing tarp so far! I have always...

    That is an amazing tarp so far! I have always wanted to go to Scotland! Hope the knee heals up quick.
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    Welcome from just southeast of ya!

    Welcome from just southeast of ya!
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    Welcome from the Nooga! Happy hanging!

    Welcome from the Nooga! Happy hanging!
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    Dude that thing looks great there! A couple of...

    Dude that thing looks great there! A couple of friends of mine went to roots fest.
  34. :( well I looked at my schedule and that is my 7...

    :( well I looked at my schedule and that is my 7 day work week. So I will not be able to attend.
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    Dude that is freaking sweet! If I have money left...

    Dude that is freaking sweet! If I have money left over from getting my scooter fixed I will pm you about making a smaller one.
  36. Sweet report! Your pics are awesome! I'm thinking...

    Sweet report! Your pics are awesome! I'm thinking about doing my first kayak camping trip soon.
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    That's awesome! Beautiful pics.

    That's awesome! Beautiful pics.
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    Yeah if I didn't list it I didn't think it was...

    Yeah if I didn't list it I didn't think it was good for a hammock. If you have a stand pick any site you want.
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    The "rain" you experienced may have been the dew...

    The "rain" you experienced may have been the dew setting in a falling off the trees. Like everyone else said, it's not a ail but a learning experience.
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    I hade plenty of strap left over. So 6 ft might...

    I hade plenty of strap left over. So 6 ft might be fine.
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    I think my straps are about 12 ft. They were...

    I think my straps are about 12 ft. They were plenty long enough for probably 95% of the trees there. I also have like 6 ft. whoopies slings too.
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    No problem. At the time they J-N loops were...

    No problem. At the time they J-N loops were closed for maintenance so the gate was closed. It was a nice walk with no people around. J-N is supposed to be open now.
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    One last thing. There is an amphitheater where...

    One last thing. There is an amphitheater where rangers do presentations for the public. Check the GSMNP website for the schedule. A couple of years ago I saw one on the Cherokee Indians. It was...
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    Also the park service is renovating the ghost...

    Also the park service is renovating the ghost town summer home cabins of the elkmont logging community. The clubhouse is done and special events are able to be held there. There is a bathroom and the...
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    Ok so I was more tired than I thought when I got...

    Ok so I was more tired than I thought when I got home last night. Here are the rest of the loops.

    Loop G
    Site 1 2-3 spots, close to the creek
    Site 2 2-3 spots at the back of the site near the...
  46. I will see if I can make it. It's only a 6 hour...

    I will see if I can make it. It's only a 6 hour drive from here. I will see if I can ask off that Friday.
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    Well I'm not sure why the pics didn't load. I...

    Well I'm not sure why the pics didn't load. I will try again.
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    Elkmont Campground GSMNP

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    If you have a turtle dog stand picking site will be as easy as asking yourself do I want close to the creek or not. If not here is my...
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    Sweet backyard! That is beautiful, how do you...

    Sweet backyard! That is beautiful, how do you ever have the will power to go back home?!
  50. Thread: All Women Hang

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    Sounds like a good time. I will be watching this...

    Sounds like a good time. I will be watching this thread. If I have time off I will try to make it.
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