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  1. Good job! Enjoyed the scenery and the...

    Good job! Enjoyed the scenery and the music--probably not as much as you, but still appreciate the trip.
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    Good to get the young'uns out there even if it...

    Good to get the young'uns out there even if it isn't the best of conditions. Hope he had a great time and is eager to go back. Be sure to let us know how it goes when you take the rest of the...
  3. Shug, another good un! Always a pleasure to see...

    Shug, another good un! Always a pleasure to see you out having a good time in the woods. Really liked how thick the ice. Thanks for taking us along.
  4. Great video, Fronkey. Yes, "gear testing" is...

    Great video, Fronkey. Yes, "gear testing" is something others may not understand-they may look at us strangely. But its good to test the limits of our gear and skills. Glad to see you having such...
  5. Any time spent with family is quality time. Any...

    Any time spent with family is quality time. Any time you can spend it camping is priceless. Hope it all goes well.
  6. Great report. beautiful scenery. You're pretty...

    Great report. beautiful scenery. You're pretty good at blowing that harp as well.
  7. Great pics in this trip report. Really like the...

    Great pics in this trip report. Really like the write-up too! Thanks for taking us along to what has to be why West Virginia is "Wild and Wonderful."
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    Great trip report, Jaxx. SavagevGulf is a great...

    Great trip report, Jaxx. SavagevGulf is a great spot to hike and hang, although it did look pretty soggy--more water than I've typically seen. You had some great company on that trip too!
  9. Great trip report. Loved the fast-motion fiddle...

    Great trip report. Loved the fast-motion fiddle factor portion of you all hanging hammocks and tarps. Great music choices on the video as well. Thanks for the report.
  10. good looking trip. nice to be down by the river...

    good looking trip. nice to be down by the river camping out. Yep, my son and I are big on having a burger and fries when we're done in the woods. thanks for sharing.
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    I, too, have the SS quilts--full length UQ. I...

    I, too, have the SS quilts--full length UQ. I was testing them in the backyard a couple of weeks ago. The forecast was to be down around 42*. I was wearing light clothing, much lighter than I...
  12. sage advice to go with my morning cup-o-joe...

    sage advice to go with my morning cup-o-joe today. Glad you got out to the cedar woods and took us along. Nice to enjoy the cracking cold and crunchy foot work from the warmth of early spring down...
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    Few things as nice as waking up when you hadn't...

    Few things as nice as waking up when you hadn't really expected to be asleep. Great to have the first try a success. I've hung without a tarp several times lately--there is nothing like stargazing...
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    paul, great shots and a great video. You all...

    paul, great shots and a great video. You all were really wearing them out. thanks for sharing what must have been a great trip!
  15. Thread: First Hang!

    by Les Rust
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    Always good to get the first one behind you. ...

    Always good to get the first one behind you. Always something new to learn, somewhere new to hang, some new idea to try. Glad it went well for you.
  16. looks like a good trip, Stevebo. It's so nice to...

    looks like a good trip, Stevebo. It's so nice to have some good woods closeby. Thanks for taking us along.
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    I layered my SS quilts with an AHE Flamethrower...

    I layered my SS quilts with an AHE Flamethrower and a WL reg TQ. I got down to 3 degrees; I'm pretty sure I would have been fine even lower. The SS quilts layered nicely and did a fine job. I'm...
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    Sorry for your loss. Prayers offered for you and...

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers offered for you and your family.
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    Great report, Alex. I hiked out of Bear Lake...

    Great report, Alex. I hiked out of Bear Lake last year in the spring snows. Thanks for sharing an informative report.
  20. Great pics and report. Thanks for taking us...

    Great pics and report. Thanks for taking us along on a cold and clear Carolina trek.
  21. Thread: Lazy Sunday

    by Les Rust
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    There are few things more relaxing than a Sunday...

    There are few things more relaxing than a Sunday afternoon in a hammock. Enjoy. By the way, you had me at the word 'lazy.'
  22. Thread: Table Cloth

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    I got four tableclothes last year and made...

    I got four tableclothes last year and made hammocks for the whole family. I did mine with knotty mods on both ends. The brown one is my favorite for hanging here at the house and gear testing. ...
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    Good stuff. I've got to get over there to the...

    Good stuff. I've got to get over there to the Fiery Gizzard some day soon. Is there a good spot for hanging in case one wanted to make an overnight?
  24. Great trip and video to match. As with others, I...

    Great trip and video to match. As with others, I applaud your video and editing skills. Felt like I was right there with you all. Thanks for sharing it.
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    Welcome from Athens, TN, the Friendly City. ...

    Welcome from Athens, TN, the Friendly City. Where are you in east Tennessee? Welcome to the friendliest and most helpful place on the net. Plenty of good ideas here for everyone.
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    Santa brought me a Wilderness Logics Top...

    Santa brought me a Wilderness Logics Top Quilt--was laying there in great warmth last night in the low 30s--will certainly go lower when I get the chance.
    Shug, sorry to hear about your...
  27. You might try Randy over at www.dream-hammock.com...

    You might try Randy over at www.dream-hammock.com I think he's got some ACU for sale. Good luck with it.
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    Great Quilt -- Great Service -- WL TQ

    The mail truck arrived today with my new Wilderness Logics regular top quilt.
    The stitching is superb; the fleece condensation patch is really comfortable; the new Mocha color is a rich and...
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    I'm in, too. Good on ya!

    I'm in, too. Good on ya!
  30. Thread: Hello from TN

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    Welcome to HF. I, too, started with a Grand...

    Welcome to HF. I, too, started with a Grand Trunk UL--mostly because it was cheap, and so am I!:lol:
    Yes, there are tons of places for hanging out in East Tennessee, and lots of hangers too! ...
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    AHE does good work and are good folks. Sure...

    AHE does good work and are good folks. Sure you're going to enjoy those quilts. Let us know how it goes.
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    The smile says it all. Way to go, dad. Hope...

    The smile says it all. Way to go, dad. Hope everything goes well on the outdoor test hang. We'll look forward to the pics with grins from ear to ear.
  33. nice frosty shots. Glad you got up there in the...

    nice frosty shots. Glad you got up there in the Cherokee National Forest--some mighty fine woods.
    It's been a lot of years since I got to Joyce Kilmer--as a kid I remember thinking those were...
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    wonderful video. love places with dark skies. ...

    wonderful video. love places with dark skies. thanks for sharing.
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    Just ordered a regular top quilt. Looking...

    Just ordered a regular top quilt. Looking forward to many ounces of downy goodness from across the mountain in NC. Great to have top notch vendors with sales. Thanks, Marty and WL crew! You give...
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    Great shots from the BSF. Always good to see...

    Great shots from the BSF. Always good to see father and son trips--glad you all were able to get out there and enjoy. Hope this is the first of many memorable treks.
  37. Savage Gulf is a great spot to hike and hang. ...

    Savage Gulf is a great spot to hike and hang. Looks like a good time.
  38. glad you all are able to get together for at...

    glad you all are able to get together for at least a few days and nights--old friends are the best! sad that we'll all have to wait till next year for the next edition of the Hickery Brothers. Sure...
  39. Lovin' me some Hickery Brothers with my morning...

    Lovin' me some Hickery Brothers with my morning coffee. Good stuff as always. Thankee.
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    Welcome to HF. The Smokies have plenty of trees...

    Welcome to HF. The Smokies have plenty of trees and beautiful spots. Several hangers in the area as well. Enjoy.
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    Very good of you, Dangerous. Someone is going to...

    Very good of you, Dangerous. Someone is going to get some nice kit and you are going to get some good karma--what you call a win-win all the way around. That's what happens here on HF.
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    The last time I was on that connector was in the...

    The last time I was on that connector was in the '70s and it wasn't all that obvious or easy to traverse even then. There also used to be a trail that came off the front of the Chimneys but it was...
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    already! I was Paul's 3000th order not too long...

    already! I was Paul's 3000th order not too long ago--I scored a great Flamethrower Quilt. Good on you, Paul. Since I was lucky enough already, I'll postpone any orders so that someone else can...
  44. More good stuff, Fronk. Great views on a great...

    More good stuff, Fronk. Great views on a great trip. Thanks for taking us along.
  45. Happy Birthday, Papasmurf! Hope its a great one!

    Happy Birthday, Papasmurf! Hope its a great one!
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    You will be in my prayers. Lots of folks helping...

    You will be in my prayers. Lots of folks helping to hold you up right now. Blessings on you.
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    Great report, HNO. Yep that was a lot of water...

    Great report, HNO. Yep that was a lot of water for that crossing. Looks like you all had a great time. Always love to see the young ones out there. Happy Holidays to you as well.
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    Good on you, Canteen Boy. I'm in and good luck...

    Good on you, Canteen Boy. I'm in and good luck to all.
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    Great report, Fronkey. She did well for a first...

    Great report, Fronkey. She did well for a first time out--positive attitude and a great smile. We'll look forward to more adventures for you two. How big is the cuben tarp? Looks like you all had...
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    That's less than I've paid for hiking socks!! ...

    That's less than I've paid for hiking socks!! Tell us more! Sounds like you've struck on something good.
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