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    Sticky: There have been some new NC folks that have not...

    There have been some new NC folks that have not added their name to the list. Sign on if you have not done so. Will NC be the first to reach 200?
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    Wow, just wow!!!!!

    Wow, just wow!!!!!
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    Welcome from Garner. You have a lot of very good...

    Welcome from Garner. You have a lot of very good folks in Eastern N.C. who can be a valuable resource of hammock information.
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    Welcome from Garner. Local members are growing...

    Welcome from Garner. Local members are growing rapidly. More than 50 hangers in the area. Hope to see you at a hang soon. Don't be shy to check out other people's set up and ask questions.
  5. Well I just can't make this happen. My wife's...

    Well I just can't make this happen. My wife's birthday is that weekend and the entire family would be making adjustments if we did something at another time. Never had a chance to hang this close to...
  6. I had L5 surgery 43 years ago so my info might...

    I had L5 surgery 43 years ago so my info might not be any help for the short term but I can tell you that time will be your friend. Keep walking and don't abuse your back. I have done anything and...
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    Your TDS looks just like mine except I use quick...

    Your TDS looks just like mine except I use quick links instead of caribiners. A trick Pappy Amos showed me to help with holding down a TDS. Pull a cord across the ends of the top rail and stake it at...
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    Welcome from Garner. 3 great hangs coming up in...

    Welcome from Garner. 3 great hangs coming up in Oct. close enough for a great weekend trip.
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    Welcome from Garner.

    Welcome from Garner.
  10. Sounds good. I love that place.

    Sounds good. I love that place.
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    Howdy from next door in Garner.

    Howdy from next door in Garner.
  12. Hello Hikerdelita, I am missing updates from...

    Hello Hikerdelita, I am missing updates from Jason's trail journal. The last one is from 06/06. I hope there is not a problem.

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    And wishes to old4hats for a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

    And wishes to old4hats for a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
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    No residents, just visitors. Hodad's gallery has...

    No residents, just visitors. Hodad's gallery has pictures of hammocks hanging on bamboo.
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    Google it. It is for real and in your backyard.

    Google it. It is for real and in your backyard.
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    Welcome from Garner, NC. Some NC hangs in the...

    Welcome from Garner, NC. Some NC hangs in the future. Hope to see you there.
  17. SGT Rock is correct about fire rings. When...

    SGT Rock is correct about fire rings. When Old4Hats and myself were rudely asked to leave the camp at Raven Cliff by Mr. Bear he first checked each and every fire ring in the area. This was one time...
  18. Last year it was the weekend after time change....

    Last year it was the weekend after time change. Have not seen a post from miyanc.
  19. This is not good.

    This is not good.
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    Welcome from the other side of the U.S. of A....

    Welcome from the other side of the U.S. of A. Enjoy the fellowship.
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    Yates is a hammock hanger's dream. Unlimited...

    Yates is a hammock hanger's dream. Unlimited trees as far as the eye can see. It is officially Friday til Sunday but some of us that don't have a J.O.B. situation go early and stay late. You and your...
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    Good to hear you made it to your destination. You...

    Good to hear you made it to your destination. You folks were a great addition to the event. Hope to see you next year. Wonder how many post you will have then.
  23. I do not know the weight but it will stuff into a...

    I do not know the weight but it will stuff into a quart ziplock bag.
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    Just a quick note to echo MomMeck about the joy...

    Just a quick note to echo MomMeck about the joy of watching the kids having so much fun with mostly their own imagination.
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    I gotta ask, when was that 4th picture made? Must...

    I gotta ask, when was that 4th picture made? Must have been as you were leaving.
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    What Sandman said and to him and his special...

    What Sandman said and to him and his special person also. It gives hope to folks my age to meet young people like these two couples that the world will make it better in the future.
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    Yep, that is hard to beat.

    Yep, that is hard to beat.
  28. Thread: The Big Fall

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    Been there done that, twice. First time in the...

    Been there done that, twice. First time in the dark on the AT. Last week in my back yard in daylight. It was a black quilt and black tablecloth hammock but still it was daylight. Maybe I have learned...
  29. Oh man, I can see me sittin' under that in porch...

    Oh man, I can see me sittin' under that in porch mode with a big chunk of corn bread and a bowl of split pea soup.
  30. Hey Pappy what do you have in mind for the...

    Hey Pappy what do you have in mind for the Uwharries? I might be able to get a kitchen pass. Maybe Bonepile can come down and make a foursome of grey breads.
  31. Loved the trip Firebird. Thanks for taking us...

    Loved the trip Firebird. Thanks for taking us along.
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    Yep, too heavy. I ordered some but wish I had...

    Yep, too heavy. I ordered some but wish I had not. Cordmate at HomeDepot. $4.66 each for 2 and 4 small biners,4 of your wife or daughter's pony tail bands and you have a pole mod.
  33. I like the prussiks with the CRL for easy tarp...

    I like the prussiks with the CRL for easy tarp alinement over the hammock. My ridgeline hookup is a little different than most. I use straps with elephant trunks from early hammock life. With loops...
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    I hope it dies a quick and painless death.

    I hope it dies a quick and painless death.
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    You would not be alone if you go this week. I am...

    You would not be alone if you go this week. I am sure there are several thru hikers who will be starting that week. A lot more starting than finishing.
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    Welcome from Garner. Better get that netting on...

    Welcome from Garner. Better get that netting on quick. Hope to see you at a group hang in the future. Smoked Butt coming up this month.
  37. Thread: Knotty Mod

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    Oh yeah, I forgot I did put cord locks on the...

    Oh yeah, I forgot I did put cord locks on the shock cord.
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    Yep, that's it or use Dutch clips instead of...

    Yep, that's it or use Dutch clips instead of biners. Or just run the strap thru the loop and cinch it.
  39. Thread: Knotty Mod

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    I have made that mod to a couple of table cloth...

    I have made that mod to a couple of table cloth hammocks and it really helps. I just made holes in the edge and tied knots in the shock cord.
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    Welcome from Garner, NC, formally from Ball...

    Welcome from Garner, NC, formally from Ball Ground, Ga. just down Hwy. #5 from you. Hope to see you at Raven Cliff Falls or Burrells Ford in the future. Love the North Georgia hills.
  41. Doing 20-25 miles a day might give you something...

    Doing 20-25 miles a day might give you something to brag about but Jason is doing it right. He will have way more stories and memories.
  42. Well that was a lot of comments and opinions on...

    Well that was a lot of comments and opinions on toggles. When you can buy a set of cinch buckles for 5 bucks and attach them to the loops I cannot see any reason to go with knots and toggles. My...
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    Hot Springs is a camp ground, and a gear store.

    Hot Springs is a camp ground, and a gear store.
  44. I don't use toggles that often so I hope you get...

    I don't use toggles that often so I hope you get info from a more learned hanger. My thought is this. The toggle is there to keep the knot from coming undone. The knot will then support the weight of...
  45. Just read Jason's journal out loud to my wife....

    Just read Jason's journal out loud to my wife. The thanks in this thread is to you and Jason. That is one of the most enjoyable, inspiring, uplifting reads I have ever done. It is special to actually...
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    Welcome from Garner. Good to have another local...

    Welcome from Garner. Good to have another local Chubs. Please check out the dates of the Smoked Butt hang at Falls Lake the end of May. It is the only on going hang that is close by and one of the...
  47. I use a HH most all the time with a HG...

    I use a HH most all the time with a HG underquilt. Never use the side tie outs even when not using a quilt.
  48. What he said. Just do it, you will be glad.

    What he said. Just do it, you will be glad.
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    Check out 12trysomething vids. If I knew how I...

    Check out 12trysomething vids. If I knew how I could send you a link but just search his name, 12trysomething. He has great vids, easy to understand.
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    Get hooked up to some local folks going to a...

    Get hooked up to some local folks going to a group hang and let them know your situation. You will be invited to join in and try their many different setups. I think you will find you will like just...
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