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    As has been proven each time this issue comes up,...

    As has been proven each time this issue comes up, too many of the "young dogs" just don't have any compelling arguments for what's so great about the "like" button, probably because there aren't any.
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    I don't really get the "like" button anyway, so...

    I don't really get the "like" button anyway, so feel free to ignore my comments. On Facebook, if 400 people like a post, I don't go check to see who liked it and I certainly wouldn't check on HF to...
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    Every morning I could wake up and check what...

    Every morning I could wake up and check what threads TrailSlug liked. If he didn't like the thread, it would not be worth reading!:lol:

    EDIT: You'd have to make the likes searchable -...
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    I am personally a fan of simple, gathered-end...

    I am personally a fan of simple, gathered-end hammocks that are relatively inexpensive. There are plenty of folks who love hammocks with integrated bugnets, gear shelves, peak bags, ridgeline...
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    Welcome from the Jersey Shore.

    Welcome from the Jersey Shore.
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    Then do both - stuff sack and snake skins. I do.

    Then do both - stuff sack and snake skins. I do.
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    Snakeskins help manage the tarp in high winds....

    Snakeskins help manage the tarp in high winds. It's so easy putting your tarp away with snake skins. I've tried the stuff sack method and it's not my cup of tea.
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    I just use Amsteel continuous loops to extend the...

    I just use Amsteel continuous loops to extend the length of my straps to get around larger trees. It doesn't happen often in the Northeast and probably not much in the Southeast.
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    Hmmm, I don't think I ever put much thought into...

    Hmmm, I don't think I ever put much thought into length, ever. I buy the appropriate quilt for my height, and I'm done. I guess I trust that the vendors won't steer me wrong.

    I have an HG 3/4...
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    That will be a long wait!

    That will be a long wait!
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    Where is the tree strap?

    Where is the tree strap?
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    I don't see how that changes the problem of...

    I don't see how that changes the problem of releasing the whoopie when it's under tension.
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    Snake oil? I have some snoring problems sometimes...

    Snake oil? I have some snoring problems sometimes when I sleep on my back, but it's glaringly obvious that I'm snoring because I wake up with a sore throat. I don't snore on my side. Usually, before...
  14. I don't think so (though I'm not sure why...

    I don't think so (though I'm not sure why synthetics would be better). I know that the less clothing I wear, the warmer I am. I always used to have cold feet problems, but now I don't wear socks or...
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    I never got rid of the calf ridge with my Exped...

    I never got rid of the calf ridge with my Exped Asym Zip. I tried a simple, gathered end from BIAS (Weight Weenie Micro), then moved to a Dutch Netless, and I haven't had calf ridge since. In the...
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    They sell Gossamer Gear, ULA and Zpacks...

    They sell Gossamer Gear, ULA and Zpacks backpacks, and are giving away a Dutchware hammock. The website certainly don't look ready for prime time, though.
  17. Personally, I don't play that game. The TQ is...

    Personally, I don't play that game. The TQ is "theoretically" more efficient, which is not to say that it "is" more efficient. Since I have 40*, 20* and 0* quilts, I use a 10* cushion over expected...
  18. According to the calculator, the anchors should...

    According to the calculator, the anchors should be at 58.1 inches, the ridgeline at 109.56 inches, 12.7 inches of suspension length, if you want a 20 inch sit height with anchors 11' apart.
  19. I'm confused because 83% of 11 ft. (132 inches)...

    I'm confused because 83% of 11 ft. (132 inches) is 109.56 inches, not 92 inches. You're at 69% with 92 inches. Like utmushroom said, I'm not sure how you arrived at having the anchors 86" off the...
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    I had two of the previous version and my kids...

    I had two of the previous version and my kids were able to destroy them fairly quickly. With the addition of the poles for the bug netting, it sounds even easier to destroy.
  21. An underquilt is going to make the most...

    An underquilt is going to make the most difference in staying warm. However, that doesn't mean you don't need a top quilt. One Thanksgiving we had a group hang in the Pine Barrens, and the overnight...
  22. Unfortunately, I lost that hat during a trip to...

    Unfortunately, I lost that hat during a trip to the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. However, the Red Sox won the World Series again in 2013 so I can't blame the hat!
  23. Thread: Kickstarter

    by SilvrSurfr
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    Yes, I should join the other six supporters who...

    Yes, I should join the other six supporters who have raised $438 for this "Mr. Hangy" project, otherwise they may not make their goal of gaining $9,806 by September 9th!

    There's definitely a...
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    Is there something in this thread that made you...

    Is there something in this thread that made you think you'd get "amazing adjustability" using UCRs or whoopie slings AND carabiners? UCRs and whoopie slings just don't work under tension - they can't...
  26. The backpacker's site at Worthington just scared...

    The backpacker's site at Worthington just scared me off immediately - there were 40 to 50 people there. My basic rule of thumb is that, if the campsite is 4 miles or less, then even people who aren't...
  27. There are plenty of other tarp vendors -...

    There are plenty of other tarp vendors - Underground Quilts, Wilderness Logics, Simply Light Designs, Hammock Gear, and Jacks-R-Better, to name a few. There's also OES tarps, but given their...
  28. That was actually the worst rain storm I've ever...

    That was actually the worst rain storm I've ever seen in the Pine Barrens. It was coming down pretty heavy for a while. However, that rain was a godsend considering that the temps were supposed to be...
  29. Thread: Kickstarter

    by SilvrSurfr
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    Very few of our cottage vendors participate in...

    Very few of our cottage vendors participate in Kickstarter. About the only ones that come to mind are Tato Hammock stand and Emberlit. The only one I've ever backed is Emberlit.

    I'm generally not...
  30. I don't know about a loop, but I've hiked from...

    I don't know about a loop, but I've hiked from Dunnfield up to beyond Sunfish Pond to the AT. You can't just camp in Worthington State Forest so you have to get out of there and onto the Appalachian...
  31. It was the worst blueberry season I've seen in...

    It was the worst blueberry season I've seen in six years. Most Jersey folks don't get out in July because of the heat. I guess they go to the store and buy their blueberries!

    I still invite people...
  32. NJ>Second 3rd Annual Blueberry Hang 7/23-24/16-Lower Forge

    When I left home, it was 96* F. By the time I got to Route 70, it was 103* F. Then I saw clouds and thought, "Gee, we sure could use a rain cool-off."

    Boy did we get one! About 30 minutes from...
  33. There aren't a lot of Clark owners on HF in my...

    There aren't a lot of Clark owners on HF in my experience, but they are very loyal. So if you're considering a Clark, you're gonna hear nothing but positive comments regardless of the weight or cost.
  34. Yep, five minutes after you turned back it...

    Yep, five minutes after you turned back it stopped raining and the sun came out. It didn't rain again for the rest of the trip!
  35. Guess I'm leaving now - gotta pick up a sandwich...

    Guess I'm leaving now - gotta pick up a sandwich then I'm on the road. I'll probably arrive at Atsion around 5:30 pm.

    It's 96* F here at the Jersey Shore. Sheesh, it's hot.
  36. I don't bother. The Pine Barrens are as flat as a...

    I don't bother. The Pine Barrens are as flat as a board.
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    First off, know the weather in the area you're...

    First off, know the weather in the area you're hiking. It is a good idea to know what could happen, based on the history of the place. For example, this boy died hiking to the top of Humphrey's...
  38. Thread: Salutations

    by SilvrSurfr
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    Welcome from the Jersey Shore.

    Welcome from the Jersey Shore.
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    CRL above the tarp is what I like.

    CRL above the tarp is what I like.
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    I'd worry about the sheep you're gonna...

    I'd worry about the sheep you're gonna attract!:lol:
  41. I'm probably not hitting the trail until 5 pm or...

    I'm probably not hitting the trail until 5 pm or so. Too darned hot to leave earlier.

    Besides, my wife has a huge honey-do list of things for me to do tomorrow.
  42. Welcome from the Jersey Shore. I really enjoy...

    Welcome from the Jersey Shore. I really enjoy winter camping (though my skin, unfortunately, doesn't). The ENO kit is going to be about as heavy as you can find on the market - but I'm sure you'll...
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    People run the CRL under the tarp, but I don't...

    People run the CRL under the tarp, but I don't for reasons listed by TrailSlug.
  44. I should be able to find a fern. I'll give it a...

    I should be able to find a fern. I'll give it a try.
  45. I think of it in terms of 5.5 miles - that's how...

    I think of it in terms of 5.5 miles - that's how far it is from Atsion to Lower Forge. I only have to make it 5.5 miles, and it shouldn't take more than two hours. I can take a five-minute break or...
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    Yep, label is head end.

    Yep, label is head end.
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    Welcome from the Jersey Shore.

    Welcome from the Jersey Shore.
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    Yeah, I don't think it's on sale either. It's on...

    Yeah, I don't think it's on sale either. It's on the Grand Trunk website for $19.99.
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    At 9'6" long by 4'6" wide, it's not very big. If...

    At 9'6" long by 4'6" wide, it's not very big. If you're a little feller, you might like it. However, I'm 5'11" and I would find that hammock too short and not wide enough.
  50. It just tastes like water to me. I've only been...

    It just tastes like water to me. I've only been drinking Pine Barrens water for about six years, but as mentioned before, it's some of the purest water in the United States, if not the world.

    If...
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