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    I believe Catevarie and some others put something...

    I believe Catevarie and some others put something over their face to help with dry mouth. The breath moistens the fabric and in turn you inhale air moistened by the damp fabric.

    I'm very tempted...
  2. Yea I still haven't used my Ti cinch buckles,...

    Yea I still haven't used my Ti cinch buckles, they are almost certainly going on the bridge with some kevlar.
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    Woven backsplice

    So I had this truly tedious idea I wanted to ask about.

    On something like dog bones with a fixed eye using a double locked Brummel the shortest length you can make them will be dictated by how...
  4. Some of the information mentions UV causing the...

    Some of the information mentions UV causing the kevlar to turn brown. If that's the case then it should be pretty obvious if one needs to be concerned and swap out their straps after a while.
  5. Whaaaaaaat?!?!?!?!?...

    Whaaaaaaat?!?!?!?!?
    :scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared:
    Man I haven't even installed the hardware I bought 3 orders ago.

    This thread needs a comparison chart for...
  6. Good stuff, good stuff.

    Good stuff, good stuff.
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    Poll: So I tried the bacon sushi tonight and its a...

    So I tried the bacon sushi tonight and its a total bust.

    The bacon is soggy, the beef has lost all its fat. Most bites I can't even taste the bacon even though its in there and the next ends up...
  8. How long did it take you guys? It looks like it...

    How long did it take you guys? It looks like it might be a good day hike while car camping up on the Western Rim. There's a few of those out there, though it means climbing down and back out for the...
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    Poll: So who's planning on doing some hiking? I've...

    So who's planning on doing some hiking? I've stumbled across the new Lobblolly trail. Not sure if they care if people are on it yet, but its pretty nice despite being so close to 40.

    If the water...
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    Poll: Ahem.... per Gunner's other thread on bacon sushi...

    Ahem.... per Gunner's other thread on bacon sushi I've impulsively bought a sushi mat to make the stuff.
    I'm right around the corner from the Glenwood gate and not camping so if someone will be...
  11. Thread: Camp security

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    I'd feel pretty odd about leaving my stuff in...

    I'd feel pretty odd about leaving my stuff in camp unless its at a hammock hang.
    I'll leave stuff behind on occasion when I'm going to do a spur trail up a peak or some such. Then I generally find...
  12. IIRC last year's John Rock sprang up with very...

    IIRC last year's John Rock sprang up with very little notice and conflicted with the Higher Colder Roan hang.

    I haven't been to either yet, but something like the Roan, or even a mid summer hang...
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    Poll: Just don't wander out the south side into Schenck...

    Just don't wander out the south side into Schenck Forrest. I think its a pretty hefty fine if they catch you there with your dog, but that's also an awfully long walk from the campground.
  14. Found out we're opening a new facility at work...

    Found out we're opening a new facility at work this weekend so I won't be able to attend.

    Yates will have to wait for the fall.
    I'll see the rest of you at Umstead or Falls Lake.
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    Poll: I've walked through the "Primitive youth tent...

    I've walked through the "Primitive youth tent campground" once and always thought it would be a nice campsite for a group camp out of some sort. Its available to 'organizations and non-profits'.
    I...
  16. I just got Don Childrey's 2nd edition trail...

    I just got Don Childrey's 2nd edition trail guide. NEW MAPS!!!!!
    I'll probably be going, I'll know for sure in a few weeks.
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    Nice looking. This needs a video to show the...

    Nice looking.

    This needs a video to show the setup and someone actually lounging in it.
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    And from the link....

    And from the link....
  19. Can we ask the people from the next site over...

    Can we ask the people from the next site over last year and just go the opposite weekend :jj:



    I'll make another vote for the end of May. Hoping to be hiking the beginning of the month.
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    Your favorite no tangle lines

    So I've been happily using mason line for most of my lines and have used Kelty Trip Tease and of course lash-it/zing-it.

    I'm curious about some of the other lines available. I simply like to try...
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    Is there any difference other than cosmetic...

    Is there any difference other than cosmetic between the grey and white down?
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    If I understand what you're wanting correctly,...

    If I understand what you're wanting correctly, then I'd go with a perfection loop.
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    Good stuff. The UQ having a larger range makes...

    Good stuff. The UQ having a larger range makes sense. One's mattress is pretty thick at home for instance.

    I know I've seen a chart before that gave the general temperature range for various...
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    Quilt strategy

    So I thought 2015 would be the year I invest in down, and it still might be.

    One of the shops (downlinens I think) had a nice Black Friday sale last fall. I didn't see this till after the sale...
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    FWIW I usually only hike in cooler weather and...

    FWIW I usually only hike in cooler weather and never bother with a bug net any longer. If I'm going when its warmer, I still have my old Hennessey I can take and I wouldn't mind a separate bug net in...
  26. After reading about it in some kayak magazine I...

    After reading about it in some kayak magazine I had planned a Uwharrie river trip out about 10 years ago but never ended up going. Sounds like fun. If you want some help paddling that Old Town at the...
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    Crisis averted!

    Crisis averted!
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    I want it all

    I want it all
  29. Gutter nails come in bulk!

    Gutter nails come in bulk!
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    I like a pile hitch over the MSH for stakes. I'd...

    I like a pile hitch over the MSH for stakes. I'd bet its slightly faster though we're really splitting hairs there.
    I showed it to my friend recently who responded, "I don't know what you just did,...
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    It might be possible to just JB weld a flea or...

    It might be possible to just JB weld a flea or fly on top of a gutter nail or something similar. If your stakes have a string loop on them you could put the flea there.
    Others have been adding...
  32. Its the Dutch-coon My first thought was, "well...

    Its the Dutch-coon

    My first thought was, "well at least I could DIY that and won't be placing ANOTHER order" but then I realized I'd buy the stuff from Dutch anyway so yes... another order when I...
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    I'll try the 8/25 loops. I used Oppie's original...

    I'll try the 8/25 loops. I used Oppie's original formula and there's a lot of distance there. The smaller the loop off the hammock, the more adjust ability we have. Regardless of the loop side, I'm...
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    OK, I spent two nights in this at the Uwharrie...

    OK, I spent two nights in this at the Uwharrie hang and I must say the fit for me is fantastic. Its easily my most comfortable hammock even when laying completely inline.
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    Somebody (or bodies) burned my poking...

    Somebody (or bodies) burned my poking stick.:scared:
    Hmmm... who could that be? :rolleyes:
    The DO stuff was good, glad I didn't get that bowl of chili with extra charcoal ;)
  36. When will we be able to order livermush?

    When will we be able to order livermush?
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    I was stuffing my polyD this morning and forgot...

    I was stuffing my polyD this morning and forgot the draw in the one end so as I got the hammock halfway in there it call came out the other end all at once.
    I also made the mistake of letting it...
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    Hammocks, coming soon to an army surplus store...

    Hammocks, coming soon to an army surplus store near you.
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    Just packed up the car (mostly). I'm going to...

    Just packed up the car (mostly).
    I'm going to prep the food tonight and toss it in the cooler tomorrow. Go to work and then head straight to Troy.
    Sadly my Dutch speed hooks won't arrive till...
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    I'm hoping to get everything packed today or...

    I'm hoping to get everything packed today or tomorrow and head straight there after work Friday. Should be there around 6:30.
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    The advantage over a UCR is not needing the...

    The advantage over a UCR is not needing the overlapping amsteel for the bury, or the tag end of the amsteel hanging off the end. This isn't much at all. From a weight perspective I don't even know if...
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    35.364827, -79.989103

    35.364827, -79.989103
  43. Thread: Sorry

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    With business like that, you'd think you guys...

    With business like that, you'd think you guys would have your own sub-forum by now *cough*

    Years from now we'll tell our kids about the Great Dutch Delay of 2014.

    Frankly you should offer to...
  44. Thread: Sorry

    by Gqgeek81
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    You flood us with new products, we flood you with...

    You flood us with new products, we flood you with orders.

    But *cough* if you get the NC orders out this week, we can show off the speed hooks at the Uwharrie hang. ;):D:jj:
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    I hung mine for a little while today. VERY...

    I hung mine for a little while today. VERY comfortable. I'm looking forward to sleeping in it. I wish I had the same exact hammock in nylon so I could see how much of the feel is because of the...
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    Has the treated down been around long enough for...

    Has the treated down been around long enough for people to be sure of it?
    Down is a time tested material. I'd hate to spend hundreds on some newfangled version only to find out later it has major...
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    I just got my last order in today and now I have...

    I just got my last order in today and now I have to place another.
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    I have the red one coming to try out. I laid in...

    I have the red one coming to try out. I laid in one of Hammeck's polyd hammocks at the Merchant's hang but want to see what its like to sleep in one. I'm going to have to try making a bridge in it as...
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    Have Gransfors Bruks, will chop.

    Have Gransfors Bruks, will chop.
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    I'm only about 85% sure I'm making this hang, but...

    I'm only about 85% sure I'm making this hang, but if I'm coming I think I'm going to do bread Saturday evening.
    Its butter, dough, poppy seeds, finely chopped onions and shredded swiss. The butter...
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