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  1. Very nice Firebird! Thanks for posting up the...

    Very nice Firebird! Thanks for posting up the video and taking us along.

    I'm looking to hike GA in a few weeks myself.

    u.w.
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    As you know, it really depends on the size of and...

    As you know, it really depends on the size of and distance between the trees in the area you'll be using the tarp.

    As to 10' per side - figuring most tarps have a ten/eleven foot ridgeline - and...
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    Voted. Best of luck to ya man u.w.

    Voted. Best of luck to ya man

    u.w.
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    SOLD: Payment sent u.w.

    Payment sent

    u.w.
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    SOLD: I'll take it, check your PMs u.w.

    I'll take it, check your PMs

    u.w.
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    Sticky: Wow... I was thinking Kangaroo... James...

    Wow... I was thinking Kangaroo...

    James Tiberius instead though... Now we know ;)

    u.w.
  7. man-oh-man DD... that newsprint/radio line is...

    man-oh-man DD... that newsprint/radio line is funny. Never have heard that before.
    If'n yer of th'mind to put some neon green shock cord on yer tarp (it's actually a neon green/black checked) -...
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    SOLD: Hey joshcrsn, if ya follow the build link,...

    Hey joshcrsn, if ya follow the build link, provided in the initial post by the seller, you'll find this:

    HTH,

    And georgecarr, i'd be all over that quilt myself as it is a nice looking quilt for...
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    i really like that slippery sheet bend. thank...

    i really like that slippery sheet bend. thank you for posting that video up

    u.w.
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    If you're set on using 7/64 then a suitable alt...

    If you're set on using 7/64 then a suitable alt might be the speedhooks, anchors, or large loop alien...

    u.w.
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    Also interested. I've hiked and hung there a bit...

    Also interested. I've hiked and hung there a bit

    u.w.
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    Howdy & welcome! I was just up your way weekend...

    Howdy & welcome!
    I was just up your way weekend before last. Hiked from Ashby Gap down to 522 on the AT. What a nice little section that turned out to be! Nice area you're in up there, for sure....
  13. One can only hope... u.w.

    One can only hope...

    u.w.
  14. It is indeed listed on their site. Here's the...

    It is indeed listed on their site. Here's the Link Scroll down until you get to: HTS 75 5/64" Gray, 1,000lb. Breaking Strength. First one listed, $0.16 per foot. That is exactly what I bought.
    ...
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    Hey Boomer, Is that second photo one you took? ...

    Hey Boomer,
    Is that second photo one you took? If so, is that a winter palace? or the standard w/doors? I ask because of how far the walls come down to the ground, which I like quite a bit.
    ...
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    Sure thing, and here ya go: LINK HERE...

    Sure thing, and here ya go: LINK HERE

    HTS 75 5/64" Gray, 1,000lb.Breaking Strength (WM Model#)12357406 (MFG Part#)1528-02-00600

    u.w.
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    currently westmarine has the all grey version of...

    currently westmarine has the all grey version of that all white, for five cents a foot less, than that all white version.

    u.w.
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    There's always the 5/64" (1.984mm) new england...

    There's always the 5/64" (1.984mm) new england ropes HTS 75 Dyneema single braid. Literature says it has a 1,000 lb breaking strength.

    u.w.
  19. Nice! 307ft of the 5/64 (1.9mm) new england...

    Nice! 307ft of the 5/64 (1.9mm) new england ropes 1,000lb break strength, gets the $49 shipped free mark. Happy day!

    u.w.
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    Yes indeed, Great news! I've been waiting for...

    Yes indeed, Great news! I've been waiting for something like this.

    Based on the dimensions posted on your site, the diagonal of the quilt will be 71.06 inches. That sound about right?
    and,...
  21. Hmmm... You are right, it is a beautiful hike. ...

    Hmmm... You are right, it is a beautiful hike. Especially mid to late spring time.
    I'm planning on knocking out GA toward the end of May. So if in May, I'll be hiking elsewhere :)

    I'll keep an...
  22. Outstanding comp video!! Man!! It's been a...

    Outstanding comp video!! Man!!
    It's been a few weeks since I've been in the mountains, and hiked miles upon miles of trails now - and your video makes me miss it A WHOLE LOT more, lol.
    Good...
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    That sir, is Outstanding!!! Congratulations many...

    That sir, is Outstanding!!! Congratulations many times over to you both, with nothing but the very best of wishes accompanying. Very cool photo of you and Pockets in the hammock, with Tala laying...
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    Jiminy Crickets that is such a SWEET looking...

    Jiminy Crickets that is such a SWEET looking spot! And definitely shows some of the pros to hammock camping over ground dwelling. That ground is neither level, or smooth - but man! it is beautiful!...
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    To each their own & HYOH I say. My preference is...

    To each their own & HYOH I say. My preference is for the simple gathered end. It's worked well for me for many years and many miles, in many parts of the world. It's not "the right way", or "the...
  26. Great job! I've not been that far south on the...

    Great job!

    I've not been that far south on the AT yet. Are the bears really so bad there that a fence is needed?

    u.w.
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    That's pretty slick. Does that splice 7/64...

    That's pretty slick. Does that splice 7/64 easily?

    u.w.
  28. It's there - I just didn't read. Shame on me for...

    It's there - I just didn't read. Shame on me for being lazy.

    Thank you for all you do Dutch.. I am a happy user, and word of mouth advertiser.

    u.w.
  29. I didn't see any of the camo when I went to the...

    I didn't see any of the camo when I went to the site. Is it all gone?

    u.w.
  30. WITHDRAWN: also, what color(s) is the underquilt? u.w.

    also, what color(s) is the underquilt?

    u.w.
  31. Looks good in a light snow. I've hiked that area...

    Looks good in a light snow. I've hiked that area as well, and it is indeed beautiful. If you wait until spring to hike the Mau Har trail (blue blaze trail); then you will get to see a ton of...
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    Cool video, thanks for posting it up. I've hiked...

    Cool video, thanks for posting it up. I've hiked a bit of those same miles myself, though not all of them yet. Always gives me fond memories and a smile seeing them again.

    u.w.
  33. Very Nice!! I really like how you did that. ...

    Very Nice!! I really like how you did that.
    I've done my UCRs with a variation of the taut-line hitch, and it works well. Yours looks nice and neat, I'd say better even, and will no doubt work...
  34. I'd love to see a photo of two, of how ya did it...

    I'd love to see a photo of two, of how ya did it

    u.w.
  35. That's nice! Looks like a quick, easy,...

    That's nice! Looks like a quick, easy, relatively inexpensive way to get a warm-ish weather under/top quilt. The Travel Throw is a bit smaller (and a bit less expensive too) than the Down Throw. ...
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    Nice job!! I'm like ole' Brother Bones, and do...

    Nice job!! I'm like ole' Brother Bones, and do mine in sections, from Roanoake to Weverton Cliffs so far - and loved every last step & second of it. Including "the suck".

    Again, congrats and...
  37. Nice job! & another piece traveled through! Glad...

    Nice job! & another piece traveled through! Glad y'all made it without any issues (except for that stubbed toe).
    I've yet to hike down south way, but am of course - very much looking forward to...
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    Pretty slick! I can sure see where that, or...

    Pretty slick! I can sure see where that, or something like it, would make real cold (and windy) nights spent in the hammock, a whole lot more pleasant.

    u.w.
  39. Nice! I've hiked & hammocked Priest myself. ...

    Nice! I've hiked & hammocked Priest myself. Nice spot with some super nice views (the spot on the cliff where the crevice/crevasse is), though it can be crowded. Spy Rock not very much further...
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    A single layer of 1.9 will most definitely be...

    A single layer of 1.9 will most definitely be enough. At 6'6" i think an eleven foot finished length would be a whole lot more comfortable, and better, for you. Longer if you'd want, but I...
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    I recently got some stingers, and made each...

    I recently got some stingers, and made each lashit line 14ft. Did a small section hike (3day, Weverton Cliffs to Front Royal) with a friend over this past weekend. First night out, had it around...
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    VERY cool photos of a what I can only imagine was...

    VERY cool photos of a what I can only imagine was indeed, a VERY cool hike. Congratulations to both you, and Tala!! The big cat would've made me a little nervous for a second, but how cool is it...
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    I've learned the whole "take your wet straps off...

    I've learned the whole "take your wet straps off your hammock before stowing," thing myself, lol... 'course I learned by not doing that the first time... I am so glad you posted up those titanium...
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    Poll: I sleep 95% of the time on my side. The other...

    I sleep 95% of the time on my side. The other five percent, on my back. My hammock is a 10 footer, gathered end, I made myself. Works really great, and I am ALWAYS very comfortable.
    The amount of...
  45. Looks like a great little overnighter, in a whole...

    Looks like a great little overnighter, in a whole lotta ways! Thanks for posting it up!

    u.w.
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    Looks pretty good JTD! Thanks for posting up...

    Looks pretty good JTD! Thanks for posting up some photos of it "in action".

    u.w.
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    I was thinking the same thing as MAD777, about...

    I was thinking the same thing as MAD777, about the rain gear. I'm curious as to each role/purpose of each piece?
    I've done well with a long DIY UL hooded poncho (covers both my pack & I, down just...
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    Some years ago now, I made a "sleeve" out of a...

    Some years ago now, I made a "sleeve" out of a poncho liner, for my hammock. I sewed a long (110") zipper to a short side, and down the long side. So basically a poncho liner turned into a sleeping...
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    Welcome to HF, from the SE corner of VA u.w.

    Welcome to HF, from the SE corner of VA

    u.w.
  50. I was comfortable right away. The change I made...

    I was comfortable right away. The change I made after hanging in a hammock for some time (years) was to decrease the angle, i.e. pull it tighter.
    I did this because I came to find out that I snored...
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