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    For me the most uncomfortable hammocks setups are...

    For me the most uncomfortable hammocks setups are the ones that are too tight. 30° and 83% are good starting points but experiment with an exaggerated lay. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the...
  2. Great report. Another trail added to my wish list.

    Great report. Another trail added to my wish list.
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    Jaxx, Thanks for the Sipsey tour. I like seeing...

    Jaxx,
    Thanks for the Sipsey tour. I like seeing the rock outcroppings and the green tunnels.
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    I'll be working in Asheboro on the 8th. If I...

    I'll be working in Asheboro on the 8th. If I finish early enough I'll drop in for awhile.
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    Thanks! My last trip through Mount Rogers was...

    Thanks! My last trip through Mount Rogers was part of a week long section hike. Even as remarkable as that area is, particular details of individual areas fade when combined with a hundred miles of...
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    Grayson Highlands Loop Trip

    I've been to Mount Rogers (Graysons Highlands SP) multiple times, but all the trips were 10 to 12 years ago. Could someone with more a recent visit or less gray hair remind me where the tree...
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    Welcome from Knightdale. Canoe trips in your area...

    Welcome from Knightdale. Canoe trips in your area helped convert me to hammocks years ago.
  8. If I had your writing and photography skills I...

    If I had your writing and photography skills I would submit this report to one of the major outdoor magazines. It is much better written than the vast majority of published material.
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    I envy you guys during the summer, but we'll keep...

    I envy you guys during the summer, but we'll keep our winters.
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    Welcome from Knightdale. I'm jealous. If I lived...

    Welcome from Knightdale. I'm jealous. If I lived in Albemarle, I would be in the Uwharries every weekend.
  11. Thread: Heyo from NC

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    Welcome from Knightdale. There are lots of...

    Welcome from Knightdale. There are lots of hangers in the Triangle.
  12. Thread: Norwegian onboard

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    Welcome to the Forum Thomas. The Carolinas were...

    Welcome to the Forum Thomas. The Carolinas were 99°F today so all pictures of snow are welcome.
  13. Great job! It sounds like you learned lots from...

    Great job! It sounds like you learned lots from your first hang. It only gets better from here on out.
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    Excellent pictures! Thanks.

    Excellent pictures! Thanks.
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    My new Tadpole worked perfectly on this weekend's...

    My new Tadpole worked perfectly on this weekend's hike. The Land Trust for Central NC trip was a great first trial for the Tadpole. Thursday night at Yates Place and Friday night at Panther Creek...
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    "I am considering using Marshalltown #18 braided...

    "I am considering using Marshalltown #18 braided masons line for guy lines. Anyone tried it with shock cord?"

    I just finished three nights on the Uwharrie Trail with heavy rain during two of them....
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    Welcome to the forum. I've heard that long tree...

    Welcome to the forum. I've heard that long tree straps are required in Oregon.
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    Welcome to Hammock Forums. Which direction do you...

    Welcome to Hammock Forums. Which direction do you plan to hike the MST? I've always thought east to west would be fun. Maybe the flat miles would help with the mountains.
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    Welcome to Hammock Forums. Count me in for a...

    Welcome to Hammock Forums. Count me in for a Raven Rock hang! My family lived on the north bank of the river back before the nuclear plant. Yes I know where the hydro plant was.
  20. I use a 45° sleeping bag inside the hammock...

    I use a 45° sleeping bag inside the hammock during NC summers. It is doubled up under me for the majority of the night and then I get partially inside for the couple of hours before sunrise. This is...
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    Caveman, I will end up with two. Once my son...

    Caveman,
    I will end up with two. Once my son notices the weight of mine he won't be happy with his tarp.


    I plan to seal the underside of the ridgeline seam with Permatex 81730 this weekend....
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    I am considering using Marshalltown #18 braided...

    I am considering using Marshalltown #18 braided masons line for guy lines. Anyone tried it with shock cord?
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    Wilderness Logics Tadpole

    Wilderness Logics must not sleep. My order went in on Friday and the tadpole was delivered on Tuesday morning. This tarp is half the weight and packed size of my previous model; I can't wait to use...
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    Robin, Here's another welcome from the...

    Robin,
    Here's another welcome from the Knightdale side of Raleigh. I'm doing a 40 miler at the end of this month and couldn't imagine sleeping in a tent. Enjoy!
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    I do not want to contradict anyone, but I will...

    I do not want to contradict anyone, but I will not use carbon arrow shafts anymore. They worked well for the first dozen or so nights and then I found cracks starting in them. They never broke and...
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    Welcome from the Knightdale side of town.

    Welcome from the Knightdale side of town.
  27. Be careful out there. My family south of Asheboro...

    Be careful out there. My family south of Asheboro reports widespread power outages and slick roads. 400,000 people without power due to downed trees according to Duke Energy (Fox 8 Greensboro...
  28. Thread: Another NC'er here

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    Welcome from Raleigh

    Welcome from Raleigh
  29. Thread: Noobie from NC

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    Welcome from Raleigh.

    Welcome from Raleigh.
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    Originally Posted by PappyAmos View Post The...

    Originally Posted by PappyAmos View Post

    The question comes to mind though, has anyone had one or more coyotes actually come into their camp or bother them directly in some other way?

    Pappy
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  31. Welcome from the Knightdale side of town.

    Welcome from the Knightdale side of town.
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    Quote: Originally Posted by CJK Not exactly...

    Quote:
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    Not exactly what or where you are asking for, but I can highly recommend a canoe camping trip on Fontana Lake with campsites in GSMNP and the National Forest on...
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    You have set the standard for all future Uwharrie...

    You have set the standard for all future Uwharrie camping trips. Bojangles and Sir Pizza are better than any freeze dried food.
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    Not exactly what or where you are asking for, but...

    Not exactly what or where you are asking for, but I can highly recommend a canoe camping trip on Fontana Lake with campsites in GSMNP and the National Forest on the opposite shore. We camped on the...
  35. Dutchman's Creek is a short hike from Yates...

    Dutchman's Creek is a short hike from Yates Place. I have seen people panning all the creeks at one time or another
  36. Thread: 4 day sale

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    I hope to post a full report later, but I can say...

    I hope to post a full report later, but I can say now that my new Lite Owl is the most comfortable hammock I've ever tried.
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    Thanks for the pictures. I was stationed at...

    Thanks for the pictures. I was stationed at Twenty-nine Palms during the early 80's and we hiked Joshua Tree just about every free weekend. I still remember trying to sleep in a cave with coyotes one...
  38. Gunner, Great idea. I am interested. Looking...

    Gunner,
    Great idea. I am interested. Looking forward to seeing Merchants Mill Pond again
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    Hey Bill. Welcome from the Knightdale side of...

    Hey Bill. Welcome from the Knightdale side of Raleigh.
  40. Thread: New NC hanger

    by CJK
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    Welcome from Knightdale! We must have one of the...

    Welcome from Knightdale! We must have one of the highest hanger densities in the Southeast.
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    You guys need to take up cycling. All my hammock...

    You guys need to take up cycling. All my hammock gear added together won't purchase a serious starting grade bicycle. Just tell your spouses that the hammock hobby is cheaper than biking. Wait until...
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    Welcome! There are two of us from Knightdale now;...

    Welcome! There are two of us from Knightdale now; this hobby is spreading.
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    Pete, Thanks for the report. I've talked to lots...

    Pete,
    Thanks for the report. I've talked to lots of people around Asheboro that remember the 40 mile trail. That area could really be a destination with a 40 miler and maybe a shuttle service. I...
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    Tacoma96, Oakseed has some great advice. The...

    Tacoma96,
    Oakseed has some great advice. The "Narrows" is a great place to paddle. Bald eagles and lots of otters. Getting there is part of the fun too.
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    Firebird, Thanks for the video. I've been...

    Firebird,
    Thanks for the video. I've been talking about Birkhead for years and now I can share some of it. My in-laws live four miles from the Tot Hill Farm trailhead; talk about getting hiking...
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    Mike, Welcome to the forum from Knightdale....

    Mike,
    Welcome to the forum from Knightdale. Either your place is haunted or there's a cool fixture on the top left of the cabinets. It's all good either way.
  47. As always, excellent report. Muffins for...

    As always, excellent report. Muffins for breakfast could entice me to study backcountry baking.
  48. Thread: New lady here...

    by CJK
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    Welcome from Knightdale. I grew up near Raven's...

    Welcome from Knightdale. I grew up near Raven's Rock State Park and can't think of a better place to practice new hammock skills. Good luck!
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    Welcome from Knightdale. Is that an Oak City...

    Welcome from Knightdale. Is that an Oak City Cycling jersey?
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    I use a drop bag connected to my suppression....

    I use a drop bag connected to my suppression. Anything that I might need that won't fit into my ridgeline pocket goes into the drop bag.
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