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    Sold. Thanks guys.

    Sold. Thanks guys.
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    SOLD: WBBB and MamaJamba tarp FS

    SOLD Warbonnet Blackbird double layer (I am pretty sure it is the double 1.1, but could be mistaken) bugnet hammock and Warbonnet MamaJamba tarp, in bishop bag, with tieouts, amsteel suspension...
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    Great responses, everyone! For me, I am a warm...

    Great responses, everyone! For me, I am a warm sleeper, so all I need down into the 50's is a short length prolite pad. If it is a particularly nasty night, I may take the trouble to clip my poncho...
  4. I like using a self-inflating pad like the...

    I like using a self-inflating pad like the thermarest prolite in warmer weather (mid-40's up to summer temps) ; the pad is lighter than an uq, and just enough insulation to keep the chill off. Plus...
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    Yea, it did! Sold pending funds. Thanks!

    Yea, it did! Sold pending funds. Thanks!
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    Warbonnet Black MamJamba FS

    Warbonnet Outfitters Black Mamba 3 season (20deg) Topquilt, regular size
    (5'10" x 48") total weight 19 oz, and man is this thing WARM. I have had it for 2 years, it has probably gone out 6 times in...
  7. DANGIT. I knew I should have gone. That looks...

    DANGIT. I knew I should have gone. That looks like it was a brutal outting.

    Maybe I can try it next weekend.

    Have any of the early NOBO thruhikers made it that far yet?
  8. Which knife are you carrying? I think I must...

    Which knife are you carrying? I think I must have missed that somewhere. Or did you mean a Mora, and a LMF firesteel?

    As one who goes as light as possible, but still hauls a Fallkniven F1 and...
  9. Just to be a voice of discontent: :) I use...

    Just to be a voice of discontent: :)

    I use 7/64 Amsteel for my tarp ridgeline. Only because I carry a hank of it in my bag for "anything/everything", and it usually winds up being for the tarp. ...
  10. Dude, thats a sweet setup. It is all nitpicking...

    Dude, thats a sweet setup. It is all nitpicking from here, btw. :)

    Geez, if I had to pick something... I dunno, you sure you need ALL the ground stakes? 9 times out of 10, I wind up lashing...
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    Sorry, dont have a way to hang it and show under...

    Sorry, dont have a way to hang it and show under a hammock... (no trees in the yard yet)

    http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt358/davethesoundguy/kaq1_zps58bd2279.png
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    JRB and ENO sold pending funds. Copenhagen,...

    JRB and ENO sold pending funds. Copenhagen, I'll get a couple of pics for you shortly.
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    For Sale: WB, KAQ, and more!

    Selling a couple of things.

    JRB Mount Washington 3 UQ SOLD

    KAQ Jarbridge UQ. This one was loaded with 4 oz extra filling to increase temp range down to "**** its cold out there". Comes with...
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    The signs of an addiction are easy to spot. :).

    The signs of an addiction are easy to spot. :).
  15. 9/10 odds that I won't be making it. Sorry. OT...

    9/10 odds that I won't be making it. Sorry. OT at work is calling my name...
  16. That looks pretty good actually. Work is...

    That looks pretty good actually.

    Work is starting to become annoying. Looks like I will either be hiking up very late friday night, or just plan on catching up on the trail to Overmountain on...
  17. Agreed, but (with everything up there) it will...

    Agreed, but (with everything up there) it will all depend on the weather outlook, day of. I have several silnylon tarps that have done me great in all sorts of weather, but I really want to give...
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    I absolutely love my Golite quilt. Got lucky and...

    I absolutely love my Golite quilt. Got lucky and picked up one of the last of the "1 season" quilts - but someone goofed, because I have been warm down below freezing with mine. Not complaining,...
  19. It is a short vid. Nice example of the mic being...

    It is a short vid. Nice example of the mic being totally overloaded by the "breezy" conditions.

    I am leaning toward the Warbonnet sock. I use a blackbird anytime I am not being a gram-weenie,...
  20. The wind up on the balds can be, for want of a...

    The wind up on the balds can be, for want of a better term, exciting. But once you get in the trees, it aint too bad. All this from one hike up there, but yea.

    (click for the vid, you can't hear...
  21. I wondered where the victory trail led off to.

    I wondered where the victory trail led off to.
  22. Put me down as a maybe. It sounds like fun!

    Put me down as a maybe. It sounds like fun!
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    Up on the balds would be fairly "exciting", but I...

    Up on the balds would be fairly "exciting", but I imagine once you get over the hill and down in the trees, it would just be slogging thru the mucky muck. There appear to be a ton of places to just...
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    Dang. Thats what I was looking for, last week. ...

    Dang. Thats what I was looking for, last week.

    I'll put in for the time off.
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    When is the target date for the annual Roan hang?

    When is the target date for the annual Roan hang?
  26. The only times I have had "calf ridge" in the...

    The only times I have had "calf ridge" in the WBBB is when I pitched it too loose. If the ridgeline is loose at all (at least for me) then I have trouble getting the proper lay in the hammock. I...
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    I hadnt thought specifically about it, but sure...

    I hadnt thought specifically about it, but sure would love to get up there again. I may make it!
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    Just got back from my trip from Carvers to...

    Just got back from my trip from Carvers to Overmountain. Temps never got much below 30, but it was nice and rainy all last night. The Appalachian creek, err, trail was a bit slushy going up,...
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    Good advice, indeed. I'm heading up in the...

    Good advice, indeed. I'm heading up in the morning, let you know how it on thursday when I get back.
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    So the road up to Carvers is slushy/icy, but...

    So the road up to Carvers is slushy/icy, but still open, right? Also, anyone have any recent intel on depth of snow heading from Carvers to 19E? Thanks guys, it should be a fun outing - I'll post...
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    Thanks MM, thats pretty much what I was figuring,...

    Thanks MM, thats pretty much what I was figuring, but always good to have confirmation. I'll bring my microspikes, but leave the snowshoes and pulk at home (thank God!)
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    Hey Wisenber, Medicine Man, et al; what is the...

    Hey Wisenber, Medicine Man, et al; what is the usual temperature differential between the town of Roan Mtn, and say, the shelter at RHK? A friend and I are going to try to hike Carvers Gap to...
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    Yup, or carry my own oxygen!

    Yup, or carry my own oxygen!
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    Those are stunning pictures, MedicineMan. One...

    Those are stunning pictures, MedicineMan. One of these days I'll get back up there.
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    PM inbound.

    PM inbound.
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    Figures. I ordered my tarp last week. :( Oh...

    Figures. I ordered my tarp last week. :( Oh well!
  37. PM sent, thanks.

    PM sent, thanks.
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    Woke up in my hammock at a primitive campsite...

    Woke up in my hammock at a primitive campsite outside of Boone NC this past spring with something sniffing at my feet. I thought it was my dog being annoying, turns out she was still dead asleep 20...
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    Sorry guys, but I won't be able to make it....

    Sorry guys, but I won't be able to make it. work/family are kinda getting in the way of a longer hangout, so I am just doing a quick hike closer to home.
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    That could be an option. It worked well last year!

    That could be an option. It worked well last year!
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    I have my pulk if anyone wants to use it, I added...

    I have my pulk if anyone wants to use it, I added runners to it just after last years trip. Still working on an elegant solution for the poles, at the moment it is stacked fiberglass rods. Better...
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    Is the NF bag regular or long?

    Is the NF bag regular or long?
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    Yep. I feel part of my issue last year was...

    Yep. I feel part of my issue last year was getting up to altitude, then just sitting there. It will require a different mindset (no pulk, but more layers and even lighter gear) but I think it will...
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    I am willing to try this again. Last year was...

    I am willing to try this again. Last year was fun, even if I did have to bail early.
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    Preach on. Sumter NF has some good spots,...

    Preach on.


    Sumter NF has some good spots, but you have to dig for them.
  46. Welcome to the hang, from across the lake in...

    Welcome to the hang, from across the lake in Lexington!
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    I have both, and seriously if the weather is...

    I have both, and seriously if the weather is going to be even a little bit twitchy, I pack the Groundhogs. Just have to have a little more "bite" in anything more than perfect conditions. But...
  48. PM sent on the sleeping bag

    PM sent on the sleeping bag
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    PM sent on the GG Lid, AND the Eddie Bauer...

    PM sent on the GG Lid, AND the Eddie Bauer quilt-thingy.
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    Question about Golite Adrenaline bags

    So, with Golite running a special right now, I am eyeing getting an Adrenaline for those times my Topquilt isnt appropriate. I am confident that Golite makes good stuff, and pretty sure what temp...
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