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  1. When is National Quilt Day? I need a lynx. :D

    When is National Quilt Day? I need a lynx. :D
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    That's a great idea. Gotta try it.

    That's a great idea. Gotta try it.
  3. 6'3" and 215. Have Dutch 11' poly and hexon. I'm...

    6'3" and 215. Have Dutch 11' poly and hexon. I'm comfy in both. If you can ever get comfortable in a gathered hammock, you should be fine in a Dutch wide hexon.
  4. Only camping is at the Leconte shelter. Plenty of...

    Only camping is at the Leconte shelter. Plenty of trees and bears. It is a good climb to the top on any of the 5 trails but not so bad if you are in reasonable shape. The cabins at Leconte Lodge are...
  5. Getting in is easy. Getting out at 3am to answer...

    Getting in is easy. Getting out at 3am to answer natures call can be a bit tricky!
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    Straps are a no brainer. Even I can use them.

    Straps are a no brainer. Even I can use them.
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    Nothing like that here.

    Nothing like that here.
  8. Thread: High vs Low

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    Thanks guys. I should have been a little more...

    Thanks guys. I should have been a little more specific. Down here it doesn't snow. On rare occasions we get a little but mostly it's ice. Everybody knows we can't drive in the snow so we just stay...
  9. Thread: High vs Low

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    High vs Low

    I know this has been discussed but I can't find it. I'm still experimenting with my tarp setup and so far have been lucky to only have nice weather. For that reason I have always set up with the tarp...
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    FS: Question sent in PM.

    Question sent in PM.
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    Man, I'm loving that!

    Man, I'm loving that!
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    I'm not sure anyone can give another person a...

    I'm not sure anyone can give another person a solution for a situation like this and I sure haven't had enough experience in hammocks to offer any "advise". I am however in a similar situation in...
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    Don't mean to hijack the thread but, having your...

    Don't mean to hijack the thread but, having your chiropractor living in the same house. You are a lucky guy.

    Back to the discussion.
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    No prohibition for hammock use in the regs. I've...

    No prohibition for hammock use in the regs. I've have used my hammock on the trail with no issues. Just make sure to use the existing camp sites and register at the park office before starting your...
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    Howdy from Middle GA. Looks like you have begun...

    Howdy from Middle GA. Looks like you have begun the progression into gear collection like the rest of us.
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    Sounds like a successful first outing in spite of...

    Sounds like a successful first outing in spite of having to bail to the t**t. It only gets better from here.
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    If you watch Dutch's videos, DO NOT LOOK INTO HIS...

    If you watch Dutch's videos, DO NOT LOOK INTO HIS EYES!!!!!!
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    I don't store my down gear in my "shop" but had a...

    I don't store my down gear in my "shop" but had a bad moisture (humidity) problem. Things like the handles on my screwdrivers and knives, and shop towels would get mold on them. I put a dehumidifier...
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    Amen, brother! And thanks to the first person...

    Amen, brother!

    And thanks to the first person that made an 11' hammock so I could get my long self stretched out and so comfy. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
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    You beat me to it.

    You beat me to it.
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    I always "tolerated" ground dwelling in order to...

    I always "tolerated" ground dwelling in order to do the other outdoor activities I enjoyed. I finally gave up on camping altogether unless you consider an RV camping. After finding hammock camping...
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    FS: Sewn or snap foot box?

    Sewn or snap foot box?
  23. Have you watched Shug's videos on hanging your...

    Have you watched Shug's videos on hanging your UQ? He has a couple of videos on this that should help. Maybe he will chime in with the exact one. I have the same setup as you and when I hang it and...
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    Confusing isn't it? I've had one of the original...

    Confusing isn't it? I've had one of the original argon hammocks for a while and like it. Just got a Hexon 2.4 this week. Haven't had too much time in it but I am really liking it. Both lay the same....
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    It's a long slippery slide from here on.

    It's a long slippery slide from here on.
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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Od_nVR67H-k May...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Od_nVR67H-k

    May St. Patrick guard you wherever you go,
    and guide you in whatever you do..
    and may his loving protection be a blessing to you always,
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    That clip would probably work. A plain old wooden...

    That clip would probably work. A plain old wooden clothes pin will work. It doesn't take much to hold it rolled up. I have been using the binder clips for a while with no issues but something with a...
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    That flapping is exactly why I tried the clips....

    That flapping is exactly why I tried the clips. It works well.
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    Like others said the SF covers the XLC fine. I...

    Like others said the SF covers the XLC fine. I carry 4 small binder clips and instead of tying my doors back, I roll them tightly and clip them. Voila! You have a MJ.
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    Read a friends blog entry about a night out in...

    Read a friends blog entry about a night out in the hammock. Sounded interesting and I had not backpacked in years due to a bad back made worse by lying on the ground. Remembered I had one of those...
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    If I was looking at my watch (don't own one since...

    If I was looking at my watch (don't own one since I retired) and worried about how many minutes it took to accomplish a task, I would not be in the woods. They make cities and jobs for that nonsense....
  32. Great idea! :thumbup:

    Great idea! :thumbup:
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    Just WOW! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

    Just WOW! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
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    Welcome to HF. Keep reading and watching the...

    Welcome to HF. Keep reading and watching the posted videos and you will be comfortably hanging in no time at all. Be warned you will never go back to a t**t.
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    Welcome from the mid state. Used to live in...

    Welcome from the mid state. Used to live in Hiawassee and I sure miss it. Maybe see ya at a group hang one day.
  36. Just up the road in Forsyth.

    Just up the road in Forsyth.
  37. Good for you and your son!!! Lots of sound advice...

    Good for you and your son!!! Lots of sound advice here and appears your are your way to outfitting your son well. He will enjoy hiking and camping Pine Mountain. It's a great place to learn. Welcome...
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    Hey there from next door. :jj:

    Hey there from next door. :jj:
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    Hey there and welcome. Former resident of...

    Hey there and welcome. Former resident of Hiawassee now stuck in the middle of the state. I miss those hills.
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    Thanks for doing the video and sharing the inside...

    Thanks for doing the video and sharing the inside of HG. Makes you appreciate your gear more. That ain't your mama's sewing machine. Sounds like a mini gun with a suppressor. Not sure what kind of...
  41. If you are heading to AT in Georgia!!!!!!!

    Read a post on this board of someone planning to begin an AT thru hike in a week +/-. Saw this email on another board today that might be helpful. There was quite a bit of ice in the Springer area. ...
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    Howdy and welcome to the madness.

    Howdy and welcome to the madness.
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    Tarp flyz!!! Makes putting my tarp up and...

    Tarp flyz!!! Makes putting my tarp up and adjusting it easier than getting it out of the pack.
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    These work well with Zing-it and Dynaglide. Can...

    These work well with Zing-it and Dynaglide. Can also find them at a fly fishing shop that sells fly tying supplies.
    http://www.amazon.com/Fly-Shack-Leg-Knot-Tool/dp/B009SAOVDA...
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    Thanks guys! Your right about hanging from a...

    Thanks guys! Your right about hanging from a typically framed interior wall. I'm actually attaching to two corners on the exterior of my house that is framed with doubled 2x6 and sided with 1" thick...
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    Thanks for all the info. I had originally...

    Thanks for all the info. I had originally intended to buy a couple of Metolius hangers but everywhere I looked on line, the cost of shipping was about twice the cost of the two hangers. Finally just...
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    Derek Hansen's "Ultimate Hang", Shug"s novice...

    Derek Hansen's "Ultimate Hang", Shug"s novice videos, and most any of the stickies at the beginning of each topic area on the forum will certainly shorten your learning curve. Add to that an unending...
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    Not planning on it unless the wife sabotages my...

    Not planning on it unless the wife sabotages my hangers.
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    I had not seen the ENO hanger kit and you're...

    I had not seen the ENO hanger kit and you're right. It's nothing but bolt on climbing hangers. I've load tested some bolted hangers but never on an overhang. Actually I would be more concerned with...
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    Climbing hangers

    I'm sure I have read a thread about using bolt on climbing hangers to hang a hammock indoors but I cannot find it again. Anybody have any experience, good or bad, using hangers indoors. The only...
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