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    Great shots. Sounds like a really good trip. ...

    Great shots. Sounds like a really good trip. BSF is some good country for sure.
  2. Ewker, who sent the email? I was looking on the...

    Ewker, who sent the email? I was looking on the South Cumberland SP site and didn't see anything about it yet. Also how much are the fees going to be? Looks like they're taking a page out of the...
  3. Thanks for posting that, Ewker. Lots of trails...

    Thanks for posting that, Ewker. Lots of trails and great places to hang in the South Cumberland--hopefully the fees will help keep it that way.
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    The Big Daddy is a great tarp. Have had one for...

    The Big Daddy is a great tarp. Have had one for years and it has never failed me. You'll be pleased with your decision.
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    Glad that you exercised discernment and made a...

    Glad that you exercised discernment and made a wise choice to pack it in. Also glad that you got your mom out there with you--and that she had such a good time that she's thinking about heading out...
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    +1 -- quilts go in stuff sacks in the...

    +1 -- quilts go in stuff sacks in the bottom--hammock on top of that--clothes on top of that--food and ditty bags go in last so that they are easy to access quickly. I may make a larger waterproof...
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    I like sewn for cold weather quilts and snaps for...

    I like sewn for cold weather quilts and snaps for warm weather. I like to be able to adjust the venting when it warm. When it's cold just want to keep the dogs warm and happy.
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    I, too, am a restless sleeper--spent years with...

    I, too, am a restless sleeper--spent years with apnea before getting a CPAP and actually sleeping through the night. I didn't fall asleep easily in my hammock to start with; it takes some...
  9. :thumbup:Few things better than kids enjoying the...

    :thumbup:Few things better than kids enjoying the outdoors. Looks like they had a great time with Dad. Thanks for brightening up my morning. Good on you! We'll look forward to more hiking...
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    Thanks to all. Checked the needle--yes, inserted...

    Thanks to all. Checked the needle--yes, inserted correctly. Didn't need to check the thread--good fresh Mara 70 from Dutch. But Snowball seems to have hit the nail on the head. I went back and...
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    Need Thread Injector Help

    I was stitching along on a "Ghost" inspired hammock and doing pretty well, in fact. The first picture shows the stitches--pretty straight, pretty even, no apparent problem.

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    Then I...
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    Thanks for that, gmcttr. Yes, I went back out...

    Thanks for that, gmcttr. Yes, I went back out this afternoon and lowered the tree straps and it did feel better to me. I don't think there was much that could have made it any better for Scott. ...
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    The pockets on the end caps were added in; I just...

    The pockets on the end caps were added in; I just stitched some up leaving enough on one edge to include it in the rolled hem. They're not too big--about 6"x15".
    Instead of "tweaks" I made plenty...
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    DIY Bridge Maiden Hang

    My son, Scott, has been wanting a bridge hammock for a while now. We finally got some supplies: Dutch hardware for the corners; Quest Outfitters for spreader bars; I had some 1.6 ACU camo in the...
  15. Again, some AWE-INSPIRING SCENERY! What a...

    Again, some AWE-INSPIRING SCENERY! What a gorgeous place to ride, hike, hang--or just about anything. Thanks for taking us along and giving us such great shots.
  16. +1 on those great views of the mountains and...

    +1 on those great views of the mountains and lake. Good on you for getting that young man out in the woods.
    Loved the look of that trail with the big trees. Thanks.
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    Great report. Always good to get kids out there...

    Great report. Always good to get kids out there in it--memories he will never forget. Thanks.
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    I'm in, too. Have been thinking about a smaller...

    I'm in, too. Have been thinking about a smaller tarp for good conditions.
    Very generous of you.
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    Cool stuff! You were able to film, comment, and...

    Cool stuff! You were able to film, comment, and encourage that cat to back off all at the same time! I'm impressed to say the least.
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    I hiked a little around Payson back in the Stone...

    I hiked a little around Payson back in the Stone Age, er, I mean the 70s. Lovely looking trail. Thanks for sharing.
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    That's now on my calendar to repeat every year! ...

    That's now on my calendar to repeat every year! Good idea, but like MAD777 said, every day should be hammock day. I think I'll head out there now!
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    Any and All time spent in the woods is...

    Any and All time spent in the woods is worthwhile.
    the more experience one has with a system, the more efficient it will be to operate.
    Fiddling is a good way of learning things and reinforcing...
  23. I'm from east Tennessee and the mountains, but...

    I'm from east Tennessee and the mountains, but when I was camped in Rocky Mtn National Park last spring I could feel the altitude even when I was just walking up the hill from the bathhouse to my...
  24. Thanks for part deux. Really liked the look of...

    Thanks for part deux. Really liked the look of StrungOut's rig--he does great work! you all were having a good time in the water for sure, although I don't know that you'd score too high with some...
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    I got rid of a bunch of clothes that I wasn't...

    I got rid of a bunch of clothes that I wasn't wearing--now half my closet is full of quilts hanging up. I use great big hangers that come from the cleaners for table clothes and comforters and the...
  26. due diligence, indeed! Always great to have a...

    due diligence, indeed! Always great to have a home with a ready-to-go hammock lab on the premises! enjoy!
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    Great looking territory. I wouldn't say that you...

    Great looking territory. I wouldn't say that you got shorted in the slightest with those surroundings.
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    I love my WL summer series quilts. I have had...

    I love my WL summer series quilts. I have had them down to the upper 30s and was still fine, but it was with no wind, and I'm a warm sleeper. I layered them with an AHE Flame Thrower UQ and a WL TQ...
  29. Great way to start my Indepence Day--cuppa Jo and...

    Great way to start my Indepence Day--cuppa Jo and some Shug video. Glad to see you all back out there having a great time. Humble hammock hanger by night, mighty Power Portager by day--able to leap...
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    another great write-up. Glad you're enjoying...

    another great write-up. Glad you're enjoying getting out there and testing it all out.
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    Good video, Grapenut. Yep, it's summertime down...

    Good video, Grapenut. Yep, it's summertime down south--find some water, keep cool, and always park it in the shade. Looks like you all had a good trip. Thanks for taking us along.
  32. Good on you all for doing trash service for those...

    Good on you all for doing trash service for those who follow you. Commendation is in order.
    Really liked the look of that pizza--bet that was some fine dining!
    Thanks for taking us along.
  33. CS 84 is several miles up Hazel Creek from...

    CS 84 is several miles up Hazel Creek from Fontana Lake. The only access is either by boat or a pretty long walk; it is not accessible directly from any road, which is where most of the 9 million...
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    Really enjoyed your video series. Neat people...

    Really enjoyed your video series. Neat people and places. Good on you for making it through.
    I watched this on Father's Day--good of you to give a shout out to your young'uns and the missus! ...
  35. Shug, great stuff as always. Love the look of...

    Shug, great stuff as always. Love the look of that area. Nothing like peace and quiet! Looking forward to the rest of the ramble there in the BWCA.
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    Absolutely beautiful! Thnaks for taking us along.

    Absolutely beautiful! Thnaks for taking us along.
  37. Always great to see young ones getting time to be...

    Always great to see young ones getting time to be out in the woods--good on you! Neat set-up too!
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    Stunning video! Really enjoyed it. Thanks for...

    Stunning video! Really enjoyed it. Thanks for packing the extra weight of the drone and camera equipment to give us all a chance to share this spot! Well done! Well done!
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    Glad you got out there. Good attitude--there is...

    Glad you got out there. Good attitude--there is always something that went right, something that could have gone better, and lessons to be learned either way. But one never learns them unless they...
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    Congrats on the recognition. Well done with more...

    Congrats on the recognition. Well done with more to come!
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    I had some of the same experience. Apart from...

    I had some of the same experience. Apart from getting the hang right, I, too, found ear plugs helpful to block out the noises that came with sleeping in the backyard. Even in a small town there is...
  42. Hope the knee is doing better. Lots of ups and...

    Hope the knee is doing better. Lots of ups and downs will do one in.
    Enjoyed the trip report--really nice area.
    Could you list the apps that you used and recommended again. Having an app to...
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    Once again, the generosity and good will of HF is...

    Once again, the generosity and good will of HF is on display. Sure, count me in for a gear hammock. Thanks in advance and good luck to all.
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    Great work on this video. Thanks for taking us...

    Great work on this video. Thanks for taking us along to a beautiful place.
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    Nice to know that even the suave and...

    Nice to know that even the suave and sophisticated take a bit of time to find the sweet spot. He is not the "most interesting man in the world," but he does a fair impression.
  46. When I was growing up in Gatlinburg in the 60s...

    When I was growing up in Gatlinburg in the 60s the park estimated the bear population at about 600. The estimate is now about 1500. More bears equals more competition for food and more encounters...
  47. This is a highly unusual situation. I do not...

    This is a highly unusual situation. I do not ever remember the Park Service closing down so many trails and campsites at one time. Praying that this young man will have a full and speedy recovery. ...
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    Welcome, tradenots. You will find lots of...

    Welcome, tradenots. You will find lots of information, inspiration, and encouragement here at HF. +1 on getting out there with the young ones--kids need time outdoors.
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    I started hiking the GSMNP in the 60s. There was...

    I started hiking the GSMNP in the 60s. There was a night at the LeConte Shelter in which there were something in the neighborhood of 250 people camped in and around a shelter intended for 14. Thus,...
  50. Great video. Love the laurel, rhodies, and...

    Great video. Love the laurel, rhodies, and myrtles in bloom. What was that strange dance that hickery was doing? Thanks for taking us along on what must have been a great time in the gorge.
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