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  1. Thread: Kickstarter

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    I'm kind of under the impression any kickstarter...

    I'm kind of under the impression any kickstarter campaign that delivers on time is an extreme rarity.
  2. Thanks to Foxpoop and family plus Tacoma for...

    Thanks to Foxpoop and family plus Tacoma for hosting the event.
    I had a good time and enjoyed seeing old friends and making new.

    Hopefully, I'll have an interesting thumbprint to remind me of...
  3. I know some of you had Hi/Lo thermometers. For...

    I know some of you had Hi/Lo thermometers. For anyone interested, I had my data logger running at 10-minute sample intervals.
    The results are as follows:

    Friday Hi: 74.4
    Saturday Low:63.5...
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    As soon as I stepped out of the vehicle in the...

    As soon as I stepped out of the vehicle in the Triangle I was ready to go back



    Much better than I expected. I thought we'd be hot and miserable but it really wasn't too bad.
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    *Yawn* Its 4AM... time to start packing :scared:

    *Yawn*
    Its 4AM... time to start packing :scared:
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    Sometimes there is a fine (stiched) line between...

    Sometimes there is a fine (stiched) line between sewing fabrics and perforating fabric.
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    Next month! How were the bugs?

    Next month!


    How were the bugs?
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    Thanks dimjim

    Thanks dimjim
  9. Thread: splashing up

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    I've watched the water hanging on the edge of my...

    I've watched the water hanging on the edge of my tarp which if it flops around in the wind, will whip the drops in all sorts of unexpected directions. This includes up into the hammock and onto my...
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    Mmmm hot dogs. Hap's Grill, The Roast Grill,...

    Mmmm hot dogs.

    Hap's Grill, The Roast Grill, Dicks, Bills, Paul's, Yum Yum's.
    Give it to me. I'll eat it.
  11. There aren't any "group sites" per se but there...

    There aren't any "group sites" per se but there are a few areas with campsites almost side by side so you could make it work.

    This area is probably the most scenic but also the most likely to...
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    Mt. Rogers hike for July 4th

    TL/DR: I went hiking and saw a bear



    After discovering paid safe parking is available at Grindstone Campground north of the main Grayson Highlands area, I’ve been itching to start a hike there...
  13. That's what I got although, I see the eBay model...

    That's what I got although, I see the eBay model is claiming to be a "NEW" June 2016 version with some additional mess opposite the valve handle. It doesn't explain what the new features are or do.
  14. That's probably part of it, but also a ring like...

    That's probably part of it, but also a ring like you effectively get with a canister will sit on the ground without wobbling much easier than a flat bottom will.
  15. I started playing with butane stoves this year...

    I started playing with butane stoves this year and immediately bought the Gworks adapter from Amazon. They have a whole range of adapters available all of which I'd like to have in addition to of...
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    I'm no climber (so insert big brain of salt) but...

    I'm no climber (so insert big brain of salt) but for a continuous loop I'm under the impression webbing with a water knot is the defacto standard in the climbing world.

    The Zepplin bend is also...
  17. Glad you had a good time. I was actually out...

    Glad you had a good time.
    I was actually out there too since Saturday and just got back this afternoon.
    I was on the other side of the mountain exploring some trails I hadn't done before, trip...
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    Aside from myself, I can think of 3 other forum...

    Aside from myself, I can think of 3 other forum members who have had tree's they were tied to fall. That sort of freaks me out but as it suggests its rather common but I don't think so.

    As for...
  19. I think I would weld this so you have a square...

    I think I would weld this so you have a square vertical sleave coming out of back of the hitch that you drop a tall vertical peice of tubing into. This would hit the ground and I'm thinking minimize...
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    The nails are also why they keep metal detectors...

    The nails are also why they keep metal detectors handy when logging. You don't want to run a nail into your saw/axe/mill/chainsaw.

    In established camps I always look around for the requisite nail...
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    Thanks for trying to give some perspective. ...

    Thanks for trying to give some perspective.
    Maybe I want Packa to use this other fabric... :boggle:


    I'm still hoping someone (maybe one of the magazines) does some comparisons. That's kind of...
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    When I was little my aunt got this idea in her...

    When I was little my aunt got this idea in her head that she would landscape her yard with trees dug out of the woods on the family's property near my parent's house. She went out and put marker...
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    Yea that was my thought. Its great there's now an...

    Yea that was my thought. Its great there's now an objective test but I need perspective.
    How does a Frogg Toggs jacket compare? Traditional Goretex? Event? Tyvek?
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    Incidentally, I've come across a few plants which...

    Incidentally, I've come across a few plants which are suppose to help keep insects away.


    American Beautyberry leaves bruised to release their aroma. I believe this one is being investigated as...
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    For sand flies, I once mixed pennyroyal oil into...

    For sand flies, I once mixed pennyroyal oil into a pump bottle of some sort of off the shelf DEET based repellent. It worked great, and 3 of us spent a weekend on Bear Island NC with zero bites but...
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    I want a Packa in this.

    I want a Packa in this.
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    I'm having a hard time buying the idea that DEET...

    I'm having a hard time buying the idea that DEET or picaridin would do much for ticks. AFAIK they are opportunistic and basically hang out on plants with their front legs stretched out waiting for...
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    We used to call them "pepper gnats" because they...

    We used to call them "pepper gnats" because they really sting if they get caught in your eye. One of the few advantages of wearing glasses is that they rarely find their way past them. I also seem to...
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    Friday the 22nd has been secured. I'll probably...

    Friday the 22nd has been secured. I'll probably be there around lunch.
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    Good to know. I've tried looking this up before,...

    Good to know. I've tried looking this up before, but their website was under construction. When I use the lot at Grayson I ALWAYS get a different rate. The person at the guard shack frequently...
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    Rogue, what is the parking sittuation at...

    Rogue, what is the parking sittuation at Grindstone? Do they have a backpackers lot like Grayson does or are you just beside the road somewhere?

    There's a lot of trail sections on the side I'd...
  32. The Channels, Grayson Highlands and Grandfather Mountain

    A couple friends and I left Raleigh and headed up to VA for a 3-day weekend trip on 6/4/16. We headed to Hayterís Gap first and did a day hike out to the Channels. The hike itself is a pretty boring...
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    Good stuff. Dolly Sods videos always come with...

    Good stuff.
    Dolly Sods videos always come with a shot of the warnings about unexploded munitions. Is this local to a certain area or does this warning cover the entire wilderness?
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    Stoves used in tents (butane/propane) can cause...

    Stoves used in tents (butane/propane) can cause carbon monoxide poisoning and death if you don't take precautions. That's not an issue with a tarp.

    when solo I almost always cook under my tarp...
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    I have a collection of mini spray bottles,...

    I have a collection of mini spray bottles, dropper bottles and other containers I've picked up on Amazon to use for stuff like this.
    I usually have some 20% Picaridin with me as well as some sort...
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    I've got vacation in August, and while I haven't...

    I've got vacation in August, and while I haven't done any real planning I was hoping to visit for the Perseid meteor shower.

    In one of Joe Robinet's videos, he shows bazillions of chiggers...
  37. Thread: John Rock?

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    Are we sure on those dates? If so, I'll put in...

    Are we sure on those dates? If so, I'll put in for Friday off.
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    Thank you for reminding me about this!

    Thank you for reminding me about this!
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    Generally, when I go to Grayson Highlands in the...

    Generally, when I go to Grayson Highlands in the summer the temperature is 15+ degrees cooler than home.
    When we left Grandfather Mountain around 1 on Monday it was upper 60's and hit 81 before we...
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    Yes. There are several large rocky outcrops on...

    Yes. There are several large rocky outcrops on the ridge. Fat man's squeeze is in the largest you go over/around/through.
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    It's a bit north of where the Rhododendron Gap...

    It's a bit north of where the Rhododendron Gap trail crosses over the top of the ridge and the AT.
    If you hike the section of Rhodo that ends at Crest, you'll miss it completely.

    If your kids...
  42. Thread: John Rock?

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    You work your butt off and every person there...

    You work your butt off and every person there will volunteer to help carry in anything you need.
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    We were out there on Saturday/Sunday in what...

    We were out there on Saturday/Sunday in what turned into a rainy 15.5 mile loop on Sunday alone. We took Rhodo from Crest to the AT the first time we came down the ridge Sunday.
    We then make a big...
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    Its on the AT at about 36.652710, -81.515826

    Its on the AT at about 36.652710, -81.515826
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    You want map #318 although, the other is nice to...

    You want map #318 although, the other is nice to have too. To get your money's worth on #786, make sure it mentions the being updated last year and isn't an older version. You mention exploring...
  46. Thread: John Rock?

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    I'm hoping to attend this on whichever weekend it...

    I'm hoping to attend this on whichever weekend it gets planned for.
    Dimjim if I can get Friday off and drive out then, I'd be happy to pick you up on the way.

    Maybe the Blackhawks can fly CB in...
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    I think they are required in a few locations and...

    I think they are required in a few locations and I wouldn't be surprised if that becomes the norm in more places eventually.
    Hammocks seem to be at least as popular as tents over the last year or...
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    It seems like these need an anchor point...

    It seems like these need an anchor point somewhere so you can stake them down and keep them from blowing away.
    I would think that could be a real issue on a beach.
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    Nice. I've started keeping gear logs as I...

    Nice.

    I've started keeping gear logs as I upgrade sections of gear to see what the weight change is like. I wish I had weights of some of the orginal gear I used.

    I started off using the...
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    Wow, there are quite a few brands out there. If...

    Wow, there are quite a few brands out there. If this thing is half as comfortable as it looks I imagine the folding chair market is in trouble.
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