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    Man! Who's the old guy with your wife? Outta...

    Man! Who's the old guy with your wife? Outta shape too.

    Thanks Steve for inviting me on the overnighter. It was fun. And thanks also for showing mucho about hammocks.

    John

    Now to plan on...
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    I may have been in the same storm. I was on the...

    I may have been in the same storm. I was on the USS Concord AFS 5 and the ship went dead in the water. Only time I walked on walls :eek:

    This is a good thread btw. I am looking for info about...
  3. Group hang; i am in. Im still waiting or my xlc,...

    Group hang; i am in. Im still waiting or my xlc, but will borrow if necessary. My daughter has an eno double nest.

    So I guess we should start another thread?
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    Youre doing something right in his upbringing. ...

    Youre doing something right in his upbringing. Carry on.
    I also hope your back feels better soon.
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    Thanks for sharing. I wouldve made some of those...

    Thanks for sharing. I wouldve made some of those noobie mistakes if I hadnt had experienced folk show me how.

    Glad you had a good trip though. It'll just get better.

    John
    ok. I still make...
  6. It really was a great time with my wife, Steve...

    It really was a great time with my wife, Steve and Felecia. Weather was great. Scouted out a few good spots for a group hang. Still waiting for my hammock; but I am interested in helping to...
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    Welcome from an hour north of Chattanooga! ...

    Welcome from an hour north of Chattanooga! Hopefully Im headed down your way in a couple months- must resume AT at Hogs Pen Gap.
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    Happy Hangin' Fish!

    Happy Hangin' Fish!
  9. I'll take it.

    I'll take it.
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    Alright you guys! Let the slobbering begin. ...

    Alright you guys! Let the slobbering begin.

    Im still several days out I suppose.
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    "Buuut...here's a question: are you wanting to...

    "Buuut...here's a question: are you wanting to sleep on the beach or just in the vicinity of St. Augustine?"

    Im just getting into hammocks now and thought it might be nice to set up at the beach...
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    Thanks for everyones responses; Ill look into...

    Thanks for everyones responses; Ill look into handy hammock and maybe do some backyard experiments.

    John
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    Good hang you all had. Im hoping to be on the...

    Good hang you all had. Im hoping to be on the next one- waiting for xlc. Im planning to visit that area since its only one hour west of me.

    John
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    Ok. Heres my idea gleaned from other peoples...

    Ok. Heres my idea gleaned from other peoples ideas.

    2- 2" sched40 pvc poles at each end. They are supported by legs formed by a Y connector approximately 18" off the ground.

    Each end pole is...
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    I lived in Waukegan for several years and that's...

    I lived in Waukegan for several years and that's out of your one hour range.

    And I really dont have any suggestions for you.
    But, I will say, "be very careful."

    Maybe someone can let you setup...
  16. That's great- a verbal picture of the good life.

    That's great- a verbal picture of the good life.
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    Hammock at the Beach?

    Wondering how one could set up at the beach. We're probably vacationing in Florida this July- maybe near St. Augustine.

    Fyi, Im not hammock experienced yet and Id have carry materials from home...
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    Yes, thank you for the write-up. Still waiting...

    Yes, thank you for the write-up. Still waiting for mine. Hope you had a good time otherwise as well.

    John
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    Happy Birthday and happy memories. Im still...

    Happy Birthday and happy memories. Im still waiting for delivery of my first hammock, but ive had similar "adventures" in backpacking.

    I remember visiting your Grass Valley once- visiting my...
  20. Looking forward to your report too. Im waiting...

    Looking forward to your report too. Im waiting now for my first hammock- xlc 1.1 dbl.


    Yup. Waiting. Just waiting.

    Good thing I work alot. But I access the internet alot too. Ugh!

    Ok. ...
  21. Yeah. And I can pace and bite faster since I...

    Yeah. And I can pace and bite faster since I work in a coffee roastery/espresso bar.:eek:
  22. Hey all. I ordered the 11' since my son may want...

    Hey all. I ordered the 11' since my son may want to use it. My decision to buy the xlc was the 4 season potential. I was sold at that point.

    John

    Waiting patiently for the delivery. Yup. ...
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    I'll take the last one. Sending pm.

    I'll take the last one.

    Sending pm.
  24. At least there's the time difference.

    At least there's the time difference.
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    Dude. I'm sure you didnt invent culinary...

    Dude. I'm sure you didnt invent culinary camping, but you sure did make it proud:shades:

    John
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    I'm in; would like to try one of those. John

    I'm in; would like to try one of those.

    John
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    Adjustable Webbing. To be honest, i just chose...

    Adjustable Webbing.

    To be honest, i just chose one thinking that id do the other eventually.

    John
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    Please dont shoot the noob!

    Please forgive the noob question.
    But...and even though Ive read threads, watched vids, etc., I would like a list of things I need to get in light of my recent order- Warbonnet xlc and Superfly...
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    Ordered my first hammock (xlc) yesterday with...

    Ordered my first hammock (xlc) yesterday with superfly.

    Trying not to think about the wait. Nope. Not gonna think about it. Nope. Not ... ;)
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    Nice. Just nice.

    Nice. Just nice.
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    Youre one blessed dude. Simply awesome.

    Youre one blessed dude. Simply awesome.
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    Update- did a 180 from original money issue and...

    Update- did a 180 from original money issue and ordered an xlc and superfly today.

    Thanks for helping the newbie; soon to be a hangin' noobie :cool:

    John
  33. Swallow hard. Order xlc with superfly. Use next...

    Swallow hard. Order xlc with superfly. Use next few weeks to bump up the fitness while planning my return to the AT.

    Thanks for confirming my selection.

    John
  34. Good point sir. Just wondering if you folks...

    Good point sir.

    Just wondering if you folks would change anything for the purposes stated. Theres too much i dont know.

    John
  35. One last clarification before my decision

    Ive done a 180 in my thoughts on my first hammock. Now im thinking that a one hammock for all seasons here in SE Tenn is my ticket. Spending more to boot.

    So im thinking a BBird 1.1dbl xlc and...
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    Thanks eveyone for the input. Given the advice,...

    Thanks eveyone for the input. Given the advice, i think that ill try to spend more for a rig. Time to find stuff for ebay:rolleyes:

    To be honest, i probably would have ordered a BBird had it not...
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    Thanks or the extra info- very helpful. Gonna...

    Thanks or the extra info- very helpful. Gonna sleep on it or now.

    John
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    Thanks all. And to be honest, i thought there...

    Thanks all. And to be honest, i thought there would be a couple BBird and other suggestions; well, there is a couple HH.

    Anyhow, the bias looks good.

    But, (and im sorry for the noob status...
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    If you had $300 to get started...

    Major edit for clarification: $300 is money for hammack and tarp; i just assumed to use closed cell foam til monies came up for quilts, etc. Sorry for lack of clarification.


    Original message:...
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    Ive only done one section of the AT- Springer Mtn...

    Ive only done one section of the AT- Springer Mtn to Hogs Pen Gap. It took 3 days and a few hours. There is a wonderful overlook hich someone might know the exact location. Afte climbing straight...
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    I was about 2/3 up the yosimite falls trail, when...

    I was about 2/3 up the yosimite falls trail, when i turned toward the open valley and told god that its ok to die here; it's beautiful. I was out of shape and was climbing the trail as quickly as...
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    Thank you for the welcome. Looking forward to...

    Thank you for the welcome. Looking forward to conversations online and off.

    John
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    Hello from Tennessee

    Greetings from Dayton, Tn (hour north of Chattanooga).

    Im 50 and looking to lighten up for local nd AT hiking ith my 17 yr old son. Havent backpacked in a couple years, so i thought that i...
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