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    Welcome from another Charleston hanger. While I...

    Welcome from another Charleston hanger. While I haven't made it to one of the SC hangs yet, I fully agree that is the best way to learn. If you get stuck trying to figure something out, let me know...
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    BillyBob's answers are the best, by far. I agree...

    BillyBob's answers are the best, by far. I agree with all of his observations, and I'll still always use the PP as a supplement to my normal TQ/UQ system. I've been using a BIAS 11' for the past...
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    I have an older PP from Ed (sewn-thru style)...

    I have an older PP from Ed (sewn-thru style) that's rated to 20 degrees. I have mated it with a HG 20 degree Incubator and gotten it down into the low teens and was HOT, and I am a cold sleeper. I...
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    I tend to agree that there are a LOT more options...

    I tend to agree that there are a LOT more options out there. As a hammocker that still has my original Speer hammock from years ago I tend to collect everything from that Speer to a rare WBBB 1.0...
  5. Wow Dutch, I just this minute got my fleaz and...

    Wow Dutch, I just this minute got my fleaz and fleaz collars done for my Cuben Tarp and you go and add some new stuff...my box 'o Dutch stuff looks like it's going to grow again.... :lol:
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    Thanks for doing this video! I really like the...

    Thanks for doing this video! I really like the cuben tarp tip, I've ordered some fleaz and will be adding them to my HG Cuben tarp. I think it will really help speed up my setup/break down times in...
  7. Patiently waiting for these to be back in stock,...

    Patiently waiting for these to be back in stock, I have a hike in VA on the AT that starts on the 26th and want to use my RR....I have it covered for now using a dutch biner and a small continuous...
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    +1 on the Cub - the perfect size for my rather...

    +1 on the Cub - the perfect size for my rather large head! I have several different others including the Black Rock and the Cub always gets packed every time. I used it this past weekend on an...
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    Cuben Fiber Rain Mitts from Luke's...

    Cuben Fiber Rain Mitts from Luke's Ultralight....I've been waiting to pull the trigger on those for a long while!
  10. Winter Sock (and other associated bling) ordered!...

    Winter Sock (and other associated bling) ordered! :boggle:
  11. Dutch, any update on when the 11' Winter Sock is...

    Dutch, any update on when the 11' Winter Sock is going to be available again?
  12. I am looking forward to a full 11' sock. I've...

    I am looking forward to a full 11' sock. I've used an old Warbonnet 10' sock for the past couple of years and while it works, it's not optimal for an 11' hammock. The amazing thing is how well...
  13. I have 13 hammocks so far (no Dream Hammock yet,...

    I have 13 hammocks so far (no Dream Hammock yet, though) and I can tell you that my WW BIAS goes on every hike with me. I just can't seem to find anything that is more comfortable than that.
  14. I just installed my first set this afternoon on a...

    I just installed my first set this afternoon on a WW Bias. I "re-purposed" a set of older whoopie slings to do it, and that saved me a good bit of time. My first impression was "man these things...
  15. Just ordered a couple of pairs - always looking...

    Just ordered a couple of pairs - always looking for a new way to hang! :)

    Sweeper
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    Awesome video, thanks for sharing!

    Awesome video, thanks for sharing!
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    I hung using pads for a several years before the...

    I hung using pads for a several years before the Jack's came out with their first UQ. I still have those DIY pads and occasionally use them for augmenting on really cold nights, they work well. ...
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    Finally got to hang mine today for the first...

    Finally got to hang mine today for the first time. I too found that you need a thicker pad, an 1.5" Thermarest didn't provide me with any structural support, so I went with a larger version...
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    Mine just came in the mail! No time to set it up...

    Mine just came in the mail! No time to set it up right now, but I hope to get to the hammock lab and set it up soon with pictures! Cool color, it matches one of my old Alpenlite backpacks I have...
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    That's a very important piece of information,...

    That's a very important piece of information, thanks for sharing! Do you think that you'll be able to repair it?
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    I wondered about that tarp, too. I might have to...

    I wondered about that tarp, too. I might have to see about using my Cuben Fiber Tarp with it when I finally get it to reduce the overall weight a bit - if it will work.
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    Still waiting on mine....it's been a monsoon down...

    Still waiting on mine....it's been a monsoon down here in Charleston lately, so I wouldn't be able to set it up anyway for a few days.
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    I haven't gotten mine yet, but am really looking...

    I haven't gotten mine yet, but am really looking forward to it. I think I will wind up shipping it off to Paul and Missy at UQ to see if they will make me custom under quilt for it IF it lays well...
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    My Amok™ Draumr™ hammock from...

    My Amok™ Draumr™ hammock from http://amokequipment.com - it should be very interesting to see if it lays as well as it looks! A little on the heavy side, but when you collect hammocks, ya just gotta...
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    Wish I could have made it up there this...

    Wish I could have made it up there this year....it's been a couple of years since my last one. That may be one of the most awesome spots for a big group hang anywhere on the planet!
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    I slept on buying it last night, and this morning...

    I slept on buying it last night, and this morning decided to pull the trigger. This will be lucky number 13 hammock for me! :boggle: I am doing a Smokies hike in August, so if it gets here in time...
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    I do the same thing using a bias nano buginator,...

    I do the same thing using a bias nano buginator, bias ww, pillow, tq & uq. I just stuff it all in the bottom of my pack and pull it out, hook it up, and flop. I do, however, keep my straps separate...
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    Great video, MM! That is one of my favorite parts...

    Great video, MM! That is one of my favorite parts of the AT to hike....I have lost track of how many times I've done it now and it still amazes me every time! And snow in May does not surprise me at...
  29. Years ago I kept trying to get this section in on...

    Years ago I kept trying to get this section in on a Friday/Saturday in November - I would go after work on a Friday (drive up from ATL) and then hike as far as I could prior to dark, then hang...
  30. BB, you were busting some serious miles! Oh to...

    BB, you were busting some serious miles! Oh to be young and have the knees I used to have...but even then I don't think I could pull close to a 30....20 is my all time record and it about killed me....
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    If you are newbies, you don't want to start at...

    If you are newbies, you don't want to start at Am. SP and hike the approach trail - that's a killer way to start that hike. The idea of doing Woody to the SP is a really good one. I've done that...
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    Great blog, it was very interesting to see your...

    Great blog, it was very interesting to see your progression through your gear and hanging techniques, not to mention staying with the blog. Well done! You managed to compress several years of...
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    On a recent hike in SW VA (Dec 28-30) I recently...

    On a recent hike in SW VA (Dec 28-30) I recently used an old 20 degree Speer PeaPod, HG 20 degree UQ and threw in my cut down, 6 Section Z-rest sit pad for grins. It got down to about 19 degrees and...
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    Very nice - I've done a couple of those in years...

    Very nice - I've done a couple of those in years past and it is always a good time. Generally there are a bunch of former thru hikers that come up and ring in the new year - did they show up this...
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    And it looks like he's using the vintage orange...

    And it looks like he's using the vintage orange Alpenlite backpack - those things ROCK!

    Back to the OP, I've done enough winter/spring AT hiking in N GA where we get a lot of fog/wind like that,...
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    Oh, yeah, it's a great place! I go at least 2...

    Oh, yeah, it's a great place! I go at least 2 times a year and am planning a hike the first week of January. Not hot and no bugs (for the most part).
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    There is something already available from...

    There is something already available from Wilderness Logics called the Lazy Slug Tube.... http://wildernesslogics.com/THE-LAZY-SLUG-TUBE-Lazy-Slug.htm

    I have a set and use them mostly in the...
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    Chug, I am willing to bet that all of us have...

    Chug, I am willing to bet that all of us have done this at least once, with or without the hydraulic dinner (beers). My most recent one was back in May during my Trail Days hike, on day #3 no less,...
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    Welcome from James Island! The hammock lab is...

    Welcome from James Island! The hammock lab is always open over here in Riverland Terrace...the trees are just a little on the big side, however...:lol:
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    August will be low on water in a lot of spots...

    August will be low on water in a lot of spots unless it's been a rainy summer (at least until you get down to the rivers). If you follow Doctari's advice you'll have a great hike, we just walked...
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    Nice job! Warning - it's addictive - I now have...

    Nice job! Warning - it's addictive - I now have a dedicated "splicing" box and all sorts of colors and lengths of amsteel and dynaglide hanging around.
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    I replaced my apex buckle with dutch biners and...

    I replaced my apex buckle with dutch biners and so far all is good, although I've gone back to the strap/cinch buckle setup along with black diamond neutrino carabiners on the end. I have large...
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    +1 on the BIAS & Buginator, my current favorite...

    +1 on the BIAS & Buginator, my current favorite and I think I have ALL of the major ones, starting all the way back with a Speer.
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    You guys rock. My latest WW dbl was the bomb on...

    You guys rock. My latest WW dbl was the bomb on my Trail Days hike. It is the go-to hammock now. The other 13 or so hammocks I own are starting to get jealous... :lol::lol:
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    Wow - he looked nothing like a man that was...

    Wow - he looked nothing like a man that was facing that when I met him at Trail Days - please give him my best when you see him next. We will send prayers up for his speedy recovery!
  46. Great Video FIMB, you basically would have walked...

    Great Video FIMB, you basically would have walked in 2 days what took us 4 (we walked into Trail Days from the same section). We hooked up with Chattanooga Chuck for the first day and then he took...
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    I ran into Adam and Jenny at Trail Days and she...

    I ran into Adam and Jenny at Trail Days and she showed me the new pattern on a stuff sack - it is really cool and way different from the old pattern. We hiked with chuck from Chattanooga and he had...
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    Whew - thanks, LD. I wasn't able to meet too...

    Whew - thanks, LD. I wasn't able to meet too many people before we had to bail out yesterday afternoon, I am glad that everyone is ok!

    This had to be the worst case scenario for the City of...
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    Holy Cow, I was just there yesterday! My buddy...

    Holy Cow, I was just there yesterday! My buddy and I decided to head out early yesterday afternoon, otherwise we would have been at the parade. I know that Stormcrow & Jenny, Loki, and Running...
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    Chuck, I am headed up tomorrow morning to start...

    Chuck, I am headed up tomorrow morning to start my trail days hike with my buddy Thunderbolt at VA 603 around 3 pm tomorrow afternoon....as slow we are, you might catch us along the way! We'll...
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