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  1. I'm trying to transition my gear from the big box...

    I'm trying to transition my gear from the big box store bought stuff to vendors and DIY. I got bit by the hammock bug like everyone else and wanted in for cheap but now I'm looking for more Made in...
  2. Just ordered first piece of gear from HG!

    Not a smash-the-piggy-bank purchase by any means, but proud to say I have my first piece of gear from HG on the way. Decided I'd purchase something small from a vendor today. Deal I made myself was...
  3. Hate I missed yet another HF hang in the Sipsey. ...

    Hate I missed yet another HF hang in the Sipsey. Hopefully my schedule permits me to make the winter hang, assuming that happens. If not, I know I'll be there in December with our church's youth...
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    NEVER!!!

    NEVER!!!
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    Indeed. I believe they're at the 2nd or 3rd camp...

    Indeed. I believe they're at the 2nd or 3rd camp site when walking upstream on the West side. Next time there, be sure to check out the cliffs to the left of that site. There's some cool places up...
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    WTT: GONE. Please remove thread.

    GONE. Please remove thread.
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    I've camped at a couple of those spots on the...

    I've camped at a couple of those spots on the West side of the river. We had our Saturday morning breakfast at the one next to The Currents.
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    When you got to that intersection at the top-end...

    When you got to that intersection at the top-end of 201, you should've taken a right and dropped into the canyon. That'll take you down to the river. Once there, you'll go right for a short piece...
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    Sipsey Wilderness (Oct 9-11 2015)

    MasterStrapper and myself departed Oxford at roughly 5:30 Friday afternoon. We'd opted for a night hike in vs an early drive over on Saturday.

    Arriving at Randolph TH shortly after 8 pm, we...
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    WTT: Can't do that. If all else fails, I'll order a...

    Can't do that. If all else fails, I'll order a bunch of socks or dehydrated meals. Not in need of any specific gear other than an extra TQ.

    Thanks for the offer though!
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    WTT: $100 REI Gift Card

    I have a $100 REI Gift Card up for trade; wanting a TQ.
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    First Baptist in Bruce.

    First Baptist in Bruce.
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    This is a good loop. You'll get to see a lot of...

    This is a good loop. You'll get to see a lot of the high points of the Sipsey. I'm taking a small group from our church youth group on a similar loop the last weekend in May. Enjoy!
  14. I think I've settled on Talladega National...

    I think I've settled on Talladega National Forest. There's a place about 20 minutes off of I-20 that is only $3 a night. It's about 1.5 hr on this side of ATL. Might check out some trails while...
  15. Not that I remember. I'm seriously...

    Not that I remember.

    I'm seriously considering driving back this direction after the game and spending the night. If I make it to Birmingham, I'll get off at Hamilton and go hang at the Sipsey....
  16. Atlanta, GA>Dec 31-Jan 1, Peach Bowl!!!

    I'm trying to combine a hammock camping trip and Peach Bowl for New Year's.

    My beloved Rebels will kickoff vs TCU at lunch on New Year's Eve. I'll likely depart North MS super early that morning,...
  17. I agree that the return to Thompson TH on 208 is...

    I agree that the return to Thompson TH on 208 is a nice way to finish up a trip. MasterStrapper and I used it for the first time back in January on our Big Tree loop. Easy walking, nice views in...
  18. I haven't been on those trails since last...

    I haven't been on those trails since last November. I didn't care too much for them, but I was stomping around before daylight with my headlamp. I found the trails to be a bit tough to follow with...
  19. AL>Sipsey Wilderness Area>December 12th-14th

    Sunny, High in the 60s... Clear, Low in the 40s! Are you kidding me? Less than 2 weeks before Christmas?!

    With that forecast, some of us gotta take advantage. I'm not a sure thing yet but I...
  20. The Sipsey is a special place. Definitely worth...

    The Sipsey is a special place. Definitely worth riding over and checking out one weekend. There were two HF hangs there this year. I'm sure there'll be one there this Spring. Great time to get in...
  21. Sipsey Wilderness Area/ Nov. 8-9/ Randolph TH Trails 202,209,201

    MasterStrapper and I arrived at Randolph TH shortly before 7am on Saturday. We took off on the connector trail and quickly got to the 201/202 junction. We opted for the 202 down to the river since...
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    Sorry, no. My Rebels won that Super Regional. ...

    Sorry, no. My Rebels won that Super Regional. The Ragin Cajuns deserve to be there though. They're probably better than half the teams going to Omaha. And those beards... :thumbup:
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    OMAHA, NE (College World Series)

    My beloved Ole Miss Rebels are heading to Omaha to play for the NCAA Championship! I'm seriously considering catching a ride out and backpacking for the CWS. Does anyone know of any good places to...
  24. Buffalo River Run 2014>Ponca to Pruitt>Ozarks, AR

    MasterStrapper and I left Oxford, MS around 8:30am headed towards the Buffalo National River. We canoed the lower sections a couple years ago but this time we'd be floating in our kayaks and it'd be...
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    We've decided to forgo the risk of not having a...

    We've decided to forgo the risk of not having a good Sipsey float and instead chose to take a bit longer drive and kayak....

    THE BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER!

    We've floated the lower sections before...
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    Guess what arrived today...

    Guess what arrived today...
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    Southeast Float Trip>Advice

    MasterStrapper and I plan on taking our kayaks somewhere next weekend (May 16-18). The plan right now is to float the Sipsey in Bankhead National Forest. The water levels are a little low right now...
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    Update: UQ expected to arrive Saturday. That'd be...

    Update: UQ expected to arrive Saturday. That'd be a 5 day turnaround from purchase to delivery! Pretty impressive AHE.

    Sorry if I'm boring anyone with my shipment tracking. I'm addicted. It's...
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    I just got my shipping confirmation. No doubt my...

    I just got my shipping confirmation. No doubt my New River will be here by my hamyaking trip next weekend. Can't wait.
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    Mr. Arrowhead- We're all just so excited to get...

    Mr. Arrowhead- We're all just so excited to get in our new UQs!!! Sorry if we seem a little impatient.

    And if my UQ isn't here in time for my trip next week... I guess I'll just have to go on...
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    Any idea who AHE uses to ship packages? If it's...

    Any idea who AHE uses to ship packages? If it's UPS, I'll be able to get mine as soon as my local driver picks it up. One of the perks of living in a smaller community.
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    So you haven't received your UQ that you ordered...

    So you haven't received your UQ that you ordered 3 weeks ago?
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    Ordered my first UQ!

    I finally made my mind up and ordered a Kick *** Quilt from Arrowhead Equipment. It's a red New River (3 season). Hopefully it'll be here by my Sipsey River kayak trip May 16-18.
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    And Now I Wait...

    Just ordered a New River 3 season (red) from the folks at Arrowhead. Can't wait for it to arrive. This is gonna be my first UQ. I've managed with a pad and sleeping bag for a couple years but...
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    Don't you mean Starkghanistan... :thumbdown:

    Don't you mean Starkghanistan... :thumbdown:
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    Ready to toss my pad...

    I'm ready to convert to an UQ. Now the hard part... which one is right for me. I was hoping for a little help from the HF community. Here's what we're working with-

    6'4"
    270lbs
    Currently...
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    Where is everyone gonna hike on that Saturday?

    Where is everyone gonna hike on that Saturday?
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    I may see if MasterStrapper can get off work and...

    I may see if MasterStrapper can get off work and head over on Saturday for an overnighter. We've used Randolph, Sipsey, and Thompson TH but never camped at Wolfpen. Will anyone be camping in the...
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    I imagine there's a lot you don't understand.

    I imagine there's a lot you don't understand.
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    iPhone 5s edited on Instagram

    iPhone 5s
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    Oxford, MS- Ole Miss- Sardis Lake

    We awoke to a bit of snow Saturday morning in Oxford, MS. Nothing extreme or even slick. Just enough to make everything look different and give the neighborhood kids something to play in.

    I...
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    Details. Details. What trailhead and route did...

    Details. Details.

    What trailhead and route did yall take?
  43. If we had walked another 60 yards, we would've...

    If we had walked another 60 yards, we would've found a much better spot with lots of firewood already gathered. Either way, we still enjoyed our trip. And yes, that route worked good for us. We...
  44. AL>Sipsey Wilderness Area>January 25-26 2014

    Departure: Oxford, MS 4:30 AM
    Destination: Thompson TH, Sipsey Wilderness Area
    Arrival: 7:15 AM
    Party: Me (HottyToddyHanger/Ginger Squatch) & Ruger (friend I'm trying to convince to join HF)
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    My buddy and I will be camped nearby Saturday...

    My buddy and I will be camped nearby Saturday night and will likely hang around the Big Tree for a bit before heading out Sunday morning. If you see a sasquatch with a red beard, that's me.
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    This is the exact route we're taking this...

    This is the exact route we're taking this weekend. Question: should we come down 206 or over on 208 to start the trip?
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    Notice the artwork my 2 yr old did on the yoga...

    Notice the artwork my 2 yr old did on the yoga mat side of my sleep pad.

    The reflectix/windshield reflector is zip-tied together with the yoga mat so they are one piece. I've been comfy on that...
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    https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1/1526256_10201279343737841_1642606161_n.jpg

    I'm pretty well packed up other than food and additional midlayers. I'll post a pack weight...
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    Everything is still on for me and a buddy next...

    Everything is still on for me and a buddy next weekend.

    The plan is to leave Oxford Friday night after I help get my little ones to bed. We'll drive the 2.5 hours to the Thompson TH, do a short...
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    I do most of my hanging in the South so an UQ is...

    I do most of my hanging in the South so an UQ is not needed. Instead, I made a custom pad using a thick yoga mat and a windshield reflector. I put the pad inside my 70L pack and let it open up. It...
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