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    Welcome! The kids will,love the ENO's and they...

    Welcome!

    The kids will,love the ENO's and they are great for napping. The work for overnight too, but there are more comfortable options once you start down that slippery slope.

    Get out to a...
  2. Tough week for me but you never know ,might be...

    Tough week for me but you never know ,might be able to drop by and hang by the fire for a bit.
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    No problem with Law Enforcement doing their job...

    No problem with Law Enforcement doing their job and making rounds is certainly that.

    Having a pet, that'll cost you. NJ is implementing more and more Pet Friendly campsites but it is still...
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    Overhead. That's the concern. Dropped you a...

    Overhead.
    That's the concern.

    Dropped you a PM.

    Totally worth it, have some other ideas about funding via grants/non-profits promoting outdoor activities. (similar to the way PA was...
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    Were you folks really harassed by Rangers? And...

    Were you folks really harassed by Rangers?

    And what could they possibly write tickets for? I can take my answer off the air (PM) if needed.
    I appreciate Law Enforcement's job isn't easy but I...
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    I use 2 rubber wrapped gear ties. They are the...

    I use 2 rubber wrapped gear ties. They are the kind that are bendable and hold shape.

    Will snap a pic tomorrow but it works a charm, only two 12" ties and it holds iPads and kindles with ease....
  7. Thread: DIY KIDDO UQ

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    As far as length, I would go no shorter than...

    As far as length, I would go no shorter than something that would wind up being 3/4 length for an adult.

    Full lenght for the kids, even with a little extra isn't a problem. But too much width...
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    I spent 14 continuous months sleeping outdoors in...

    I spent 14 continuous months sleeping outdoors in a hammock. Worked outside as much as possible. It was on private property so there were no other hassles from unwanted visitors, aside from critters....
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    I'm out. Too many obstacles to be able to make...

    I'm out.
    Too many obstacles to be able to make this one. :mellow:

    Have fun.
  10. Thread: DIY KIDDO UQ

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    The Jarbidge is a great synthetic under quilt...

    The Jarbidge is a great synthetic under quilt option.

    Having made a few under quilts for kids, one thing to pay attention to is the width of the under quilt, too much width is too much. It isn't...
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    The 72" wide HyperD fabric appears to show 0...

    The 72" wide HyperD fabric appears to show 0 yards available, hopefully a glitch? :cool:
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    The roads are dry no puddles

    The roads are dry no puddles
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    Sign at camp110340

    Sign at camp110340
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    Wood has been dropped off. Someone should bring a...

    Wood has been dropped off. Someone should bring a saw.

    A number of rattler sightings recently. No worries, they are not grumpy snakes. Leave them alone and they'll leave you alone.
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    When my brother is in town from Houston, he picks...

    When my brother is in town from Houston, he picks up Tastykakes and pork roll. We pack it up with an ice pack, put it in a medical supply Styrofoam package and it zips through TSA.[emoji16]
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    I have a couple pine trees we knocked down a few...

    I have a couple pine trees we knocked down a few weeks back. I think they are in 4-6' lengths, but they are sappy, flame on. I'll see if the nephew is up for dropping some off.
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    It ain't much of a website but I post it up to...

    It ain't much of a website but I post it up to throw them some business. Folks can get directions, grub up on the way in.
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    The father has done some phone interviews. The...

    The father has done some phone interviews. The son has some lacerations to the face and head. That's all I've found thus far.
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    Yeah, there's a site 005 and site 005W, so yep, I...

    Yeah, there's a site 005 and site 005W, so yep, I see that now that I've checked the map.
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    The stump to which I refer is up on the burm of...

    The stump to which I refer is up on the burm of the road, so yeah, you would have to plant passenger side wheel on the other side of the burm to hit it. As long as you stay on the road, you're good....
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    Youch, yep, get to know your gear. I have zipper...

    Youch, yep, get to know your gear. I have zipper pulls that always get caught in the double layers if I don't pay attention. Normally I'll shift just a little so there isn't too much tension on the...
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    We are talking bear here folks. Watch a video of...

    We are talking bear here folks. Watch a video of a bear fight and any thoughts of fabric slowing them down go right out the window. Heck baby bear can be pretty intense when they flip their wild...
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    005W is the group (25 campers) site on the water...

    005W is the group (25 campers) site on the water @ $50/night

    Friday - BYOF campers split $50 fee
    Sat/Sun - food provided, $20 fee each
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    A low riding Mini at that... The air dam...

    A low riding Mini at that...



    The air dam isn't the issue, it's the oil pan. :scared:

    TIP:
    The last big puddle before camp, don't go to the right around the puddle (stump aka LazyRiverRoad...
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    The 8 year olds are out. My 13 year old niece is...

    The 8 year olds are out. My 13 year old niece is out, why camp in the rain when she can work in the barn and ride horses. My 13 year old nephew is a maybe, having to bribe him to get away from the...
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    You need to stop by Nixon's General Store in...

    You need to stop by Nixon's General Store in Tabernacle on your way to camp. Pickup a bacon, pork roll egg and cheese sandwich. Batona will become a favorite campsite just because of the deli nearby....
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    Is that the group site? The W is throwing...

    Is that the group site? The W is throwing me...cause that is $50, right?

    Wasn't caveman getting a regular site?
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    Meh, we camp with a guy who took a whole can of...

    Meh, we camp with a guy who took a whole can of bear spray to the face and down the throat, he was fine....in a couple of days :scared: The hike formerly known as JShep is now JPepp and he laughs at...
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    Pork Roll !! :cool: Welcome from Burlington...

    Pork Roll !! :cool:

    Welcome from Burlington County.
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    Poll: I have both. What I like about the UGQ fabric...

    I have both.

    What I like about the UGQ fabric is how tough it is. I've torn my Argon with the snaps, the membrane has held up better and it still feels pretty darn good. But the Argon has the...
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    Poll: Argon, dead sexy feel. Soft and silky. I'd have...

    Argon, dead sexy feel. Soft and silky.
    I'd have to go back and look at exactly what I ordered a while back, but maybe it was the 67? No grid iirc
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    Not for nothing, but not so sure this is the...

    Not for nothing, but not so sure this is the thread to be hawkin' wares?? Just a thought.
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    10-15' away? You are much less risk averse than...

    10-15' away? You are much less risk averse than I. :scared:

    Factoid: Bears sense of smell is 10x greater than that of a blood hound. That is one heck of a sniffer. Wouldn't take much to trigger...
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    Great idea. Even if they aren't on here, if...

    Great idea.

    Even if they aren't on here, if there would be something we could do, moral support or money. Afterall, it was a father and son backpacking and hanging. Outdoor folk, hanging folk....
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    I remember that because it was blown out of...

    I remember that because it was blown out of proportion by some and became a bear mauling story.

    60 lb female lured in with food for a pic, she bit his foot, they killed her.
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    Hoping for the same. So much of this is...

    Hoping for the same.

    So much of this is education. The unfortunate Rutgers student was photographing the bear and in the pictures that were recovered, several showed the bear closing to an unsafe...
  37. Hey, thanks for this, got it from one of your...

    Hey, thanks for this, got it from one of your links. I'm staring at a mass of poison ivy this very moment as I post from my hammock. I battled it back 3-4 feet, but it's still there, creeping forward...
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    Just checked the National Park Service list for...

    Just checked the National Park Service list for that area, a pretty healthy list to be sure. I'm sure the Park Service folks have considered rotating closures and any number of other options. I give...
  39. Anything that breaks down oil will help. Had to...

    Anything that breaks down oil will help. Had to do the same thing on many occasions.

    I've always washed stuff twice just to be on the safe side.

    Poison Ivy and ticks, 2 of my 3 wishes if I find...
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    I hear ya, much prefer backcountry camping...

    I hear ya, much prefer backcountry camping myself. With the young ones, it's easier to do the car camping / camp ground thing, can't wait for them to get older.

    Habituated bears are problematic...
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    Several sites along the AT and campgrounds in...

    Several sites along the AT and campgrounds in several States (NJ, VA, NC, TN are some) have temporarily closed due to bear activity. Generally what is happening is the same old same old. Folks are...
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    I'll sit on the reservation until Friday if no...

    I'll sit on the reservation until Friday if no one picks it up. Then pay the fee to change it. That way the site should be available even if I'm not there.

    What I know for now is the under 12 kids...
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    One reservation per person.

    One reservation per person.
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    Myself and the 8 year old kids are now unlikely...

    Myself and the 8 year old kids are now unlikely to attend and tentative at best.

    I can transfer my Fri/Sat reservation to a NJ resident with a Reserve America account, PM if interested. Cost is...
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    I use those strings of LED lights, color or...

    I use those strings of LED lights, color or white, they last a while and have several settings.
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    If for some reason you wanted to change your...

    If for some reason you wanted to change your reservation to another site or add people, you can just call and do it. I don't believe there is a charge for that.

    If you change the reservation to a...
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    I would expect the camp to fill up. My group will...

    I would expect the camp to fill up. My group will use up site 4, expect site 5 is the same. Everone will not fit in the group site.

    Maybe look at the site across from group site? 8 maybe?
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    Which site?

    Which site?
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    I grabbed site 4 for Fri/Sat/Sun just because....

    I grabbed site 4 for Fri/Sat/Sun just because.
    Sometimes one night just isn't enough. :cool:

    Yes, company is welcome should some decide to come on out Friday night.
  50. WOW Just Wow Welcome. Congrats on an...

    WOW
    Just Wow

    Welcome.
    Congrats on an inspired plan.
    Starting in Maine, haha, many folks work their way up to hiking in the Maine wilderness, good on ya.

    The hammock system with an integrated...
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