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    I started with a TTTM (essentially a huge DIY)...

    I started with a TTTM (essentially a huge DIY) and still use it a lot in the summer. I have two HH Expeds, one bottom entry and one zip. I have to say I do like the zip if for no other reason as a...
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    I got into hammocking first because of age and...

    I got into hammocking first because of age and infirmity. It's a lot easier to get down than it is to get up. And I like sleeping a little cooler, especially in the summertime. Now that my son is no...
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    Now I wish my wife were bigger. I can get both...

    Now I wish my wife were bigger. I can get both arms in, but cant get it to my shoulders. this coat is like duster length for her so will make an almost 2/3 quilt. She gave the go for conversion and...
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    It's my wife. She was pretty good about it,...

    It's my wife. She was pretty good about it, saying she was going to donate the coat to Goodwill. But I am still gonna give her a couple days to consider before I put the scissors to it. lol.
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    I Hijacked Mama's coat!

    All I had to do was make a little comment like "It makes you look like a little tree" and now I have a long puffy down coat. I have searched the forums for converting coats to UQ's, but have only...
  6. **bumpy new year!!!!****

    **bumpy new year!!!!****
  7. Was the site of the Winter hang good enough to be...

    Was the site of the Winter hang good enough to be considered for the Spring hang?
  8. Shameless bump :P

    Shameless bump :P
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    In am I Please

    In am I Please
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    I like to refer to my Automatics as "one handed...

    I like to refer to my Automatics as "one handed utility knives" :D
  11. There is a typical guard-shack at the entrance to...

    There is a typical guard-shack at the entrance to the camping area. according to the map, there should be latrines at the trailhead, and water. Like I said, I was a bit pressed for time so elected...
  12. I spoke with a very nice lady at the store at...

    I spoke with a very nice lady at the store at Dillon. they have a group area easily able to accommodate some 30+ hangers at $4 a head 16 yrs and over and $1 15 yrs and under. I didn;t go back to...
  13. Working with a Scout outing we would be like a...

    Working with a Scout outing we would be like a exhibit. Kids would come in and see our rigs and incorporate ideas into their rigs. There is a big interest in low to no impact and hyperlighting so I...
  14. If I can, and if you guys don't mind, I could...

    If I can, and if you guys don't mind, I could turn this into a scout demonstration to show the boys people other than scouts go camping a lot. That might open up possibilities on a scout camp!
  15. Hi Guys! been out of pocket for a little while. I...

    Hi Guys! been out of pocket for a little while. I live pretty (actually very) close to Diva. Dillon State Park is east of Columbus about an hour and a half. As I recall there are ample trees and it's...
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    When/if I grow up, wanna be like you! pm sent

    When/if I grow up, wanna be like you! pm sent
  17. Interested in Wiggy liner. PM Sent

    Interested in Wiggy liner. PM Sent
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    Sounds like we all are affected to some degree...

    Sounds like we all are affected to some degree with Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS). I can't walk past any sporting goods store without stopping in for a look.
    Hello friends my name is Wile E...
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    LOL! I missed Everybody!!

    I arrived at Red river Campground Friday afternoon about 3, got the last campsite and never saw anybody the whole weekend! LOLOL. There was a really nice gentleman in the campsite next door that has...
  20. AH HA! I figured it would be something easy like...

    AH HA! I figured it would be something easy like that! The clouds had descended to ground level when I left this morning. Just got back. Syncing pics and will post them in the appropriate forum...
  21. Had a great hang despite never seeing anybody....

    Had a great hang despite never seeing anybody. Lol! I got the last spot in the campgrounds Friday night. Definitely worth a return trip. Watched the banding but the wind coming from the wrong...
  22. Provided I don't get too..uh.. directionally...

    Provided I don't get too..uh.. directionally challenged, it looks like I should be at Red Creek around 2:30-3. I'm staying there the whole weekend and banding birds and just getting away from it all....
  23. I guess that would be #52

    I guess that would be #52
  24. on the usgs water site. There are so many dots...

    on the usgs water site. There are so many dots and I could only estimate where Dolly sods is. Never been there....yet!
  25. Is the dot we are looking at the circle one or...

    Is the dot we are looking at the circle one or the blue one?
  26. I had almost forgotten how much fun it is to put...

    I had almost forgotten how much fun it is to put together a lightweight menu for the weekend. Of course I will be at Basecamp, so it's not really necessary, but going through the mechanization is...
  27. ***** Bump *****

    ***** Bump *****
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    Hey Guys, It appears I had (another) a TIA. For...

    Hey Guys, It appears I had (another) a TIA. For the time being I am quite incapacitated. It appears I will not be able to make it down this weekend. Please post pictures of the gang. I am momentarily...
  29. pretty much any size will do. I used to really...

    pretty much any size will do. I used to really like 20's they were a nice in-between size. I never needed more than one bottle that way. Boiling water doesn't take much. Two Tents is sending one, but...
  30. Yeh, went to Dicks today and they were out. The...

    Yeh, went to Dicks today and they were out. The guy didn't know when they would be back in stock. Am I that obsolete? Thankfully one is on the way. thanks All!
  31. Anybody got MSR fuel bottles to sell/trade?

    It seems my fuel bottles grew legs at some time and now I can't find them anywhere. Of course it's been years since I've hit the trail. I still use an old whisperlite and they seem to be kinda old...
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    As this is my first with you guys, how do you...

    As this is my first with you guys, how do you usually eat? I was planning on usual trail rations, but if you wish I can bring in some larger pots and pans and a stove; or charcoal.
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    And The Moonville Tunnel is Haunted! WOoooooo!...

    And The Moonville Tunnel is Haunted! WOoooooo! Spookily at night!
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    C should be an ok place to be. much less...

    C should be an ok place to be. much less challenging to get to the site than D. I'm sure there are plenty of trees around. My tv crapped out and as luck would have it, the repairman is coming friday,...
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    This hang is a tune-up for the Dolly Sods for me....

    This hang is a tune-up for the Dolly Sods for me. Shake down my rig. I'll be staying in Red Creek and go across the street to band some birds. Just gotta get outside!
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    C and D used to be a pretty good campsites. I've...

    C and D used to be a pretty good campsites. I've never stayed at H.
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    This is one of those times that being retired is...

    This is one of those times that being retired is a good thing. I'll be down Friday night and probably leave for home Sunday. It's been a long time since i've been down there but don't remember it as...
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    I am so shocked!! SWMBO ok'd the outing! I get...

    I am so shocked!! SWMBO ok'd the outing! I get out of a wedding and get to go camping!! It's a great chance to shake down a new hammock and meet some of these names I've been watching!
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    Back when I could walk I would have suggested...

    Back when I could walk I would have suggested Zaleski. Now that I am not as mobile as you young bucks I would be up for manning a base camp for youse guys to day hike. I've already committed to Dolly...
  40. my neighbor Paul is a recent convert and was...

    my neighbor Paul is a recent convert and was excited to hear about the hang. He and I both serve on our district advancement committee. He is also anxious for a non-scout outing. I also ran into a...
  41. That was what I was figuring on. My friend Paul...

    That was what I was figuring on. My friend Paul who is driving down will probably want to come down Friday.
  42. Really looking forward to an honest to goodness...

    Really looking forward to an honest to goodness non-scout camp-out! My neighbor is a recent convert and has graciously offered transport down for the hang. I will be setting up at base-camp and will...
  43. Really looking forward to meeting Y'all and...

    Really looking forward to meeting Y'all and attaching some faces to names. At least until the drugs kick in and erase them all. I got a ride with a new convert and maybe bringing another. We'll see...
  44. I got ride! looks like a go! Look forward to...

    I got ride! looks like a go! Look forward to attaching faces to the names. Of course they will not stay attached long as I am not bright and take a lot of drugs. lol
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    If you do hang from that rope, be sure to film it...

    If you do hang from that rope, be sure to film it for youtube.
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    My wife nearly ruptured my spleen with her elbow...

    My wife nearly ruptured my spleen with her elbow when I pointed at the screen and whispered "see!"
  47. Uh. I am paraplegic. I need to motor to the site....

    Uh. I am paraplegic. I need to motor to the site. I can toddle around a bit, but hiking is out of the question.
  48. Not being particularly mobile, are there sites...

    Not being particularly mobile, are there sites where we cripples can congregate? This will be my first larger hang in.
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    We could change them to be even more descriptive....

    We could change them to be even more descriptive. Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS) and Spousal Aggravation Disorder (SAD). So when we meet, we can talk about having Gas and being Sad about it.
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    In another thread we were discussing Gear...

    In another thread we were discussing Gear Acquisition Disorder (GAD) and this appears to be another manifestation of the disease. It runs rampant within campers and hobbyists. It can and often...
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