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  1. Another thumbs up for Stu & his trusty crew....

    Another thumbs up for Stu & his trusty crew. Ordered my slings last year, got them in 2 days (nice for a custom set!). One of my friends screwed up and hooked the ends together wrong and tore it. I...
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    My friend and I camped up there 2 weekends ago....

    My friend and I camped up there 2 weekends ago. It was pouring on Saturday and clear on Sunday, supposed to be in the mid-40's but was more like the mid-30's. We camped at Tub Springs which was one...
  3. Not cheap but sounds almost idea: I love my Clark...

    Not cheap but sounds almost idea: I love my Clark Vertex. It's two person, side by side with a center console that easily held my 11 year old nephew letting 3 of us fall asleep without even meaning...
  4. I like the idea, mostly as a friend has limited...

    I like the idea, mostly as a friend has limited space in her place. She got a hammock frame but it's WAY too big to fit inside. This would be idea. That said, I checked Amazon and found it for $79+...
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    WITHDRAWN: Yep, can't part with mine either. About to leave...

    Yep, can't part with mine either. About to leave on an overnight where it should be raining up until evening then clear for star gazing tonight. If it starts to mist we'll just zip up the...
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    Simple and effective. :)

    Simple and effective. :)
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    Interesting trick with the PVC to make the tarp a...

    Interesting trick with the PVC to make the tarp a deck and the hay to keep it clean. :)
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    Maybe I should have been a little more careful...

    Maybe I should have been a little more careful with my wording about the bug net. It's not in my face as in sitting too low, it's in the face as in the gentle breezes blow it sideways. The spreader...
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    Paul, not sure but I'm going with unlucky. Three...

    Paul, not sure but I'm going with unlucky. Three of us use our TTM's both for regular camping, backpacking, back yard and indoor flopping. Going on a year and a half of consistent use (I flop in it...
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    I got an Eno singlenest, a friend found a local...

    I got an Eno singlenest, a friend found a local spot that carried the TTM. I played in hers for a few minutes and from that day forward my Eno has been relegated to gear storage under any other...
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    Sounds like a great time! Now comes the fun...

    Sounds like a great time! Now comes the fun question: Where are the pics? :)
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    You definitely want cork over rubber grips!...

    You definitely want cork over rubber grips! That's not even a question. I picked up a cheap set of $19 walmart specials just to see if I liked using trekking poles and they were fine save for the...
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    Looks like a great time! :)

    Looks like a great time! :)
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    I have the Vertex (2 person) and it is fantastic...

    I have the Vertex (2 person) and it is fantastic for fit, finish, comfort and I love the shelf feature, etc. I'm going to be doing more solo motorcycle camping so I'm going to likely pick up an...
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    Welcome to the club, it's my #2 favorite way to...

    Welcome to the club, it's my #2 favorite way to camp behind kayaking and just ahead of backpacking. It's the car-camping that I avoid if I can. ;)

    I'm in East Tn where we have a mecca of on-road...
  16. Thanks Kboe, that place may not look like much on...

    Thanks Kboe, that place may not look like much on the outside beyond a bit of a tourist trap but the BBQ is definitely worth it! Hoping to do a few more hikes in that area with some better pics and...
  17. You aren't relegated to them in the smokies...

    You aren't relegated to them in the smokies either. Not by a long shot! We signed up for the Davenport Gap area and I had brought along my Clark Vertex to crash in. It was one of the few places that...
  18. Mad, nice pic! I've seen the pics of the new...

    Mad, nice pic! I've seen the pics of the new shelters but Davenport is the only one I stayed at. I have looked in on the Fontana Hilton and it looked like a blast but there was no one in it that day....
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    Yep, on some of them you have to tag the music a...

    Yep, on some of them you have to tag the music a certain way to protect the musician's copyright. It can be a pain but it's not always an issue.
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    What is this dual-sport moto camping thing you...

    What is this dual-sport moto camping thing you speak of? I've never heard of it but it sounds fascinating! I can only imagine all the different places I might get out to see that I can't always reach...
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    Clever, rain, clever. ;) Happy honeymoon D!...

    Clever, rain, clever. ;)

    Happy honeymoon D! There are lots of things to see in that area. Happy bushwhacking. :)
  22. Fastest, the Monday after we got back I called...

    Fastest, the Monday after we got back I called the forest service, gave them the info and even sent the pics to help them identify the damage and where it was. They were happy to get it saying it was...
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    Full metal yard sticks aren't expensive and are...

    Full metal yard sticks aren't expensive and are pretty easy to find. I've had mine for about 30 years though. Makes for excellent sword fights! :)
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    Banner, probably fine for the Superfly. I have...

    Banner, probably fine for the Superfly. I have the Vertex tarp which is pretty decent for size and a Kelty Noah 12 that I was planning to see how well it might enclose it. I'd also like to try the...
  25. Thread: Backpack

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    Odd, I find it directly relates to hammock...

    Odd, I find it directly relates to hammock camping in that with tent camping one usually has a defined space to put their gear. Hammock's are a bit different in that there are a variety of options...
  26. Thread: Backpack

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    I either use my old Eno singlenest (which seems...

    I either use my old Eno singlenest (which seems like a burlap sack compared to the Ticket To The Moon hammock. They may look similar but wow..!) and just stuff it underneath me if the weather is...
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    Sweeeeeet!! Love the pole-mod keeping it so nice...

    Sweeeeeet!! Love the pole-mod keeping it so nice and roomy. Very nice!
  28. Glad to see that I'm not insane even if I never...

    Glad to see that I'm not insane even if I never saw the idea. I realized it would have a few compromises and yet it seems to have a good bit of merit. Also good to see another kayak camper on the...
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    Paul, no leaning issues with my Vertex. It might...

    Paul, no leaning issues with my Vertex. It might have been how you tied it. I've crashed in it solo at parks and such getting used to how it was set up so I could do it quickly on the trail.

    I'm...
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    I also have the Vertex and agree that it changes...

    I also have the Vertex and agree that it changes how you look at trees when you are scouting sites. So far I have only found two sites that didn't have very good tree set-ups so we tent camped but...
  31. Probably dumb question on Hammock vs. Underquilt.

    I get that everyone prefers the underquilt with their hammocks over pads and such and it makes sense. So along the way we see countless stories about people fighting and fidgeting and having the...
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    WTB: That I did. Newlyweds got it as a 'wanted...

    That I did. Newlyweds got it as a 'wanted wedding present' thinking two-person hammock, lots of fun, etc.. only they didn't realize you sleep separately. They sold it to me and got a tent with 2...
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    WTB: They are out there and they are worth it! I...

    They are out there and they are worth it! I found mine with not even one nights use under it's belt for $400 with the Vertex Tarp. After putting a few nice nights in it I can honestly say I'd not...
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    Sounds like a Kelty Noah tarp would be ideal if...

    Sounds like a Kelty Noah tarp would be ideal if you are going the hot-tent/stove route. Mine is huge if a bit heavy but certainly durable enough to take the heat and thick enough to retain it. At...
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    I had the Hennessy Explorer and Expeditions that...

    I had the Hennessy Explorer and Expeditions that were integrated. The first thing that bugged me (even being a side-zip) was that there was very little airflow. Yes, they kept the bugs out but I felt...
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    I'm 6'1 not quite 6'2, the companion who camps...

    I'm 6'1 not quite 6'2, the companion who camps with me is 5'8 and she and I both love the Vertex. It's just a matter of how you fit in it, how you normally sleep, and your general expectations. I'd...
  37. Raos, easy to say not always easy to do. When in...

    Raos, easy to say not always easy to do. When in the cottage industry you have to keep in mind if their margins are high enough to actually afford to hire an extra person while still being able to...
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    I'm must south of it on the other side of the...

    I'm must south of it on the other side of the ridge from the power plant. On the lighter side, I'll bet the extra tentacles you got from living here in the 70's makes setting up a hammock a breeze! 4...
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    North Knoxville here, welcome to the one of the...

    North Knoxville here, welcome to the one of the best spots on the planet for an outdoor enthusiast. :)
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    My Noah 12 is also white with orange trim and...

    My Noah 12 is also white with orange trim and logo's. The weight isn't great and it doesn't exactly pack to the size of a matchbox car but in terms of durability I think I'll get many years of use...
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    Another tarp that might be a little heavy but is...

    Another tarp that might be a little heavy but is 4-season, apparently impervious to anything this side of a congressional subpoena, big enough for just about any tarp and usually found for $40-70 is...
  42. As far as I can tell hammocking in this forum is...

    As far as I can tell hammocking in this forum is generally more the backpacking / multi-night than the back yard variety. As such, recipes, cookware, water treatment, etc. would appear to me to...
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    As with anything there is a great value point. I...

    As with anything there is a great value point. I love my Clarke Vertex and I picked it up second-hand (though virtually never used). At the $400 I paid for it with the Vertex Tarp it's an awesome...
  44. About a 3rd of the way into the vid where you are...

    About a 3rd of the way into the vid where you are stopping for your pork chop lunch. Gotta say, looks like a blast! I'm sure I'd have been pulling a wet-exit over those falls myself. <grin>
    I need...
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    Maybe I need to look into doing something like...

    Maybe I need to look into doing something like that since I'm temporarily out of work. Hmm... I need to make my own UQ anyhow...
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    I have the Vertex and was looking for a pair of...

    I have the Vertex and was looking for a pair of Incubators. Depending on how it sets up I was thinking of sewing velcro to the incubators to line up with the stuff on the Vertex. With the Clark line...
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    I bought my Noah 12 about a year ago when...

    <rofl> I bought my Noah 12 about a year ago when I got my Hennessy. The idea was to use it to cover the kayaks or motorcycle when I used those to go camping. I completely forgot it can do the doors...
  48. Coming from one of the most respected people on...

    Coming from one of the most respected people on the forum... That's high praise indeed!
  49. You are most welcome! We might visit it on the...

    You are most welcome! We might visit it on the way to Cosby Knob Shelter sometime soon, and Bee, I don't doubt it. I won't count on Murphy's laws to keep it dry just by bringing it. :)
  50. Only in a few places. This is one of the...

    Only in a few places. This is one of the lesser-traveled parts and is lower in elevation. Even on the short hike we saw a lot of berries and other forageables (if that isn't a word before then it is...
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