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  1. Thread: Trail Days 2011

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    Poll: Yeah, I heard someone say the other day that the...

    Yeah, I heard someone say the other day that the water wasn't working there so it's closed.
  2. Thread: Trail Days 2011

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    Poll: Yeah, Abingdon and Damascus are fine. Just be...

    Yeah, Abingdon and Damascus are fine. Just be aware that the creeper trail is shut down at tressle #7 I believe because it was destroyed in the tornado. You can still go form White Top to Damascus,...
  3. Thread: Trail Days 2011

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    Poll: Eh, figured I'd slip in here and throw my name in...

    Eh, figured I'd slip in here and throw my name in the hat too. I'll be there. Kinda have to since I live there now, haha!
  4. Thread: At Sobo 2011

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    Yeah, Blood Mt is a cakewalk compared to a...

    Yeah, Blood Mt is a cakewalk compared to a majority of the climbs on the AT. The northern side is a little rough being steep near the top. Other than that though it's just a regular mt.

    I...
  5. Thread: At Sobo 2011

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    Because they were out of shape and never hiked...

    Because they were out of shape and never hiked before. That's what kills NOBOs. We immediately started out with constant ups and downs. They weren't nearly as big as the northern states, but they...
  6. Thread: At Sobo 2011

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    Yeah, nothing guaranteed yet. I'll play it by...

    Yeah, nothing guaranteed yet. I'll play it by ear, and it all depends on how much is in my savings end of June next year. If I have atleast 12k then I leave. If not then I don't know what I'll do....
  7. Thread: At Sobo 2011

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    Nah. Sailing costs too much, and I don't have a...

    Nah. Sailing costs too much, and I don't have a passport.
  8. Thread: At Sobo 2011

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    At Sobo 2011

    So, yeah. I planned on hiking the CDT next year, but my buddy's finances won't allow it til 2012. Since I am unhappy in the real world, I need to find something to kill some time next year. That...
  9. She flew in from Washington to hang out at...

    She flew in from Washington to hang out at Fletchers.:laugh:
  10. Hey guys. So some weird lady calls me earlier...

    Hey guys. So some weird lady calls me earlier and starts rambling about Fletchers pizza and such. Anyone know who she is?
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    I won't be there. Maybe next one...I hope

    I won't be there. Maybe next one...I hope
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    Alright Ed, put me down as a maybe for now. Not...

    Alright Ed, put me down as a maybe for now. Not too sure if I will want to make the drive or not though. I usually preffer to just walk there from GA, but that's not going on this year.:(
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    It was the 33 miles from Vandeventure shelter...

    It was the 33 miles from Vandeventure shelter into Damascus. It sucked, but I got my laces. By the way, it's called the "Twinkletoes Yellow Shoelace Club". You can only join the club and get the...
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    Yeah, I also eyeball. Also use something like...

    Yeah, I also eyeball. Also use something like 12-14 feet of webbing on each side. Spotting the trees and hanging the right height is just something that will come with time. I would actually...
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    Actually I like the part where everyone heard a...

    Actually I like the part where everyone heard a crash and a loud ferocious primal yell from an animal concieved by satan himself, only to find out it was your screams of agony.

    I don't like the...
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    Want me to remind you what a shelter is? Cause I...

    Want me to remind you what a shelter is? Cause I have a great example of one you stayed at that you should remember very well.:D
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    Well, depending on your weight this might work. ...

    Well, depending on your weight this might work. Get two rings like for the ring buckles. Put one ring on each side of the hammock, instead of two like the ring buckle setup. Then pass the webbing...
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    That's about what it is. Just a bunch of people...

    That's about what it is. Just a bunch of people who happen to be campnig on the same mountain at the same time. Depending on how cold it is everyone may stay in their own little areas, or even go...
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    Doors are overrated. After two thru hikes I have...

    Doors are overrated. After two thru hikes I have never gotten wet, and I have never gotten cold. I would suggest taking a section of pad to suppliment the UQ. You might get below the limits of...
  20. Thread: Hate Tom?

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    Since you mention it, I will make this one...

    Since you mention it, I will make this one comment on the product quality. I have seen quite a few Hennessy ridgelines snap when someone is in the hammock. Ask on this website what strength line...
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    Thanks, just posted on WB asking about it. It...

    Thanks, just posted on WB asking about it. It may just be too good to be true. If they make a spinn version of Shire's Squall I wonder what the chances are that they would make a spinn version of...
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    I know through Colorado a hammock will work, and...

    I know through Colorado a hammock will work, and maybe through a couple other states too. The problem is New Mexico, Wyoming, and Montana. Lots of desert and areas above tree line or just no trees...
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    Ok, thanks a lot everyone. So far I am leaning...

    Ok, thanks a lot everyone. So far I am leaning towards a contrail because of the weight and since I don't use hiking poles. Forgot to montion that part. I know a lot of the companies offer carbon...
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    Ok, this thread will hurt to type, and for some...

    Ok, this thread will hurt to type, and for some it will hurt to read. This is because I will be sleeping on the ground for a few months here in the future.

    I am planning on hiking the CDT in...
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    The two ways i did it was either pitch it like...

    The two ways i did it was either pitch it like you would over a hammock. Tie it about mid thigh high to two trees, then pull out the sides and stake it down. My favorite way was to get a stick...
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    To be honest, you don't even need all that to...

    To be honest, you don't even need all that to have a decent suspension. I use a single ring, but a biner will work too. Instead of tying the clove hitch just wrap the webbing through the biner...
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    My ENO single is the same way. About a foot...

    My ENO single is the same way. About a foot longer than other ENOs. Fortunately I have a MacCat Deluxe so I stil stay dry. Love the longer hammock because it feels wider along the foot and head...
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    This points out the biggest issue with camping...

    This points out the biggest issue with camping with dogs. Every dog is different and unlike people they can't tell you what they would preffer. So you need to take your dog out on overnighters to...
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    My dog was actually comforted by being out in the...

    My dog was actually comforted by being out in the open and seeing all around him at night. He would sleep under his tarp which was pitched against mine at night, but in the mornings I woke up to him...
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    There is one way to slack and save momey, but...

    There is one way to slack and save momey, but it's hard to arrange. If you can find a way to get your gear dropped off ahead of you, or have someone meet you further north when you call you can save...
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    Yeah, I've never had a problem luring ladies into...

    Yeah, I've never had a problem luring ladies into my hammock. I mean, into hammocking.:D
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    Here's another vote for brown being the best. A...

    Here's another vote for brown being the best. A solid black tarp stands out at daytime because solid black is not natural. Solid brown is far less obvious because of dirt, fall leaves, tree bark,...
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    Do you try to lie at an angle in your hammock. ...

    Do you try to lie at an angle in your hammock. If so that would mean your right heel is up against the side of the hammock that is being pulled tight. The pressure difference isn't really...
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    uhh.... I'm white. Sorry for the confusion.:(

    uhh.... I'm white. Sorry for the confusion.:(
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    It's kinda hard to visualize if the foot end is...

    It's kinda hard to visualize if the foot end is actually higher unless you keep stepping back to look. Since I have an ENO, there really isn't a designated head or foot end. So when I get in my...
  36. Thread: Pad with UQ

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    From Hot Springs to the end of my hike this year...

    From Hot Springs to the end of my hike this year I used a home made KAQ style summer underquilt. When the temps dropped below 50* I put my half z-rest in between the underquilt and hammock with no...
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    Memories from when I had a beard last year. ...

    Memories from when I had a beard last year. Kinda like phantom pains, that's phantom beard stroking.
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    Cause you hadn't tied them in so long since the...

    Cause you hadn't tied them in so long since the lines stayed ont the tarp or something?



    So from now on when I make fun of you I need to turn sideways? Thanks for the warning.:D
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    Yeah, I know what you're talking about. Every...

    Yeah, I know what you're talking about. Every time I get a new tarp I have to learn how to grab that particular tarp, and how to shove it in the stuff sack. Very complicated.
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    you needed directions on how to stuff a tarp?

    you needed directions on how to stuff a tarp?
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    Well then he would love my updates! I even do...

    Well then he would love my updates! I even do different voiced for each character so it's like he's really there listening to the show.
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    I would only call if it was important. Like to...

    I would only call if it was important. Like to let you know that 2 am safely arrived here in the central time zone and leave you plenty of voicemails detailing the latest episode of Gilmore Girls.
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    I had harbor freight webbing go one and a half...

    I had harbor freight webbing go one and a half thru hikes without even the slightest signs of wear with cinch buckles. I will admit that i did destroy the webbing in one day though when I set it up...
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    Oh, you wouldn't say that if you saw his foot...

    Oh, you wouldn't say that if you saw his foot before her treatment. I was originally a paper cut before she got at it with a knife!
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    Can someone get ahold of Marta and ask if they...

    Can someone get ahold of Marta and ask if they are hers? The tent they slept in last night was new, and their first time in it. That means they don't have a system down for that tent, and could...
  46. She can't stay mad at me for too long. I'm too...

    She can't stay mad at me for too long. I'm too loveable.:D
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    Since you alreayd made up your mind, I will throw...

    Since you alreayd made up your mind, I will throw this idea out there just to possibly cause you more indecision. Bug nets make great winter setups. They trap in a lot of heat, stop a lot of...
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    Here's the best advice I can give. If you feel a...

    Here's the best advice I can give. If you feel a bounce box would be good, do it. You can always stop using it like I did on my first thru.

    Have a plan if it makes you feel better, helps the...
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    Yeah. The hostel does shuttles to town for...

    Yeah. The hostel does shuttles to town for dinner and resupply. Even if they can't for some reason that is one of the easiest hitches on the whole trail. It's like a hiker bus stop at that trail...
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    Yep. The "general store" at the NOC itself just...

    Yep. The "general store" at the NOC itself just had a couple packs of crackers and donuts when I got there this year. Then the outfitter has overpriced mountain house and oatmeal. The road to the...
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