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    Thanks Niloc. I think I am good for food. Mailed...

    Thanks Niloc. I think I am good for food. Mailed enough ahead for a long trip and can give some away if I find my pace is faster. Should be passing through your areas after the 10th. Will keep an...
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    It was fantastic meeting you all at the Hang and...

    It was fantastic meeting you all at the Hang and I have nothing but great memories.

    Thanks for posting the pics! Bongo loves em too!

    I am off on Tuesday to start my Long Trail thru-hike so I...
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    Poll: Bring chocolate. I am bringing lentil soup! :)

    Bring chocolate. I am bringing lentil soup!

    :)
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    Poll: I just got back from visiting the campsite. Good...

    I just got back from visiting the campsite. Good news and bad news. The black flies aren't bad. The deer flies are pretty bad but not out of control. Bring repellent.

    We were not able to get...
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    Poll: Blackflies and Deerflies are still heavy right...

    Blackflies and Deerflies are still heavy right now. Real heavy. Prepare for war.

    K
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    Poll: I am heading out to Grout Pond tonight before...

    I am heading out to Grout Pond tonight before sunset to set up a tent in campsite #1 hopefully. Couldn't make it last night. Will post here what site I end up with sometime before noon tomorrow!
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    Thank you all. I found a Yeti for a good price. ...

    Thank you all. I found a Yeti for a good price. I will think of all of you often on my thru-hike!

    Cheers,
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    Scotty, Reply sent! Thanks!

    Scotty,

    Reply sent!

    Thanks!
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    WTB Yeti underquilt

    Was saving up for a Yeti for my thru hike and finally had the money to get one and find the WB website is closed till August so I am screwed.

    Anybody want to part with one? Help!
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    Same Warbonnet that I have. It is sweet. Tell her...

    Same Warbonnet that I have. It is sweet. Tell her to put her feet over to the other side and kick back. Mui comfortable!
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    Poll: I am actually going to try to get out there on...

    I am actually going to try to get out there on Thursday before the crowds and get Campsite #1 now that Quoddy is busy. I have a large 9x9 Eureka tent that is blue in color that I can set up to keep...
  12. I too have crashed a bike and it is no fun. Glad...

    I too have crashed a bike and it is no fun. Glad you are okay. I wear full kevlar mesh and full face helmet. Saved my *** from tons of surgery I believe.

    Great report. I used to live in Telluride...
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    Poll: Yep, it is on for the 9th through the 11th at...

    Yep, it is on for the 9th through the 11th at Grout Pond. Quoddy and I will probably go up early to try and snag a good site. Short hike in but some great dayhikes in the area for Saturday and...
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    Welcome SkyPainter! We have a NE Hang scheduled...

    Welcome SkyPainter! We have a NE Hang scheduled for July 9-11 at Grout Pond in Southern Vermont. Join us!
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    Welcome! Great pics. Love the one on the boat. ...

    Welcome! Great pics. Love the one on the boat. It seems that you hang your hammock up very tightly. Is there any advantage to this as opposed to the traditional 30 degree angle hang?
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    I am in East Dorset, just north of Manchester and...

    I am in East Dorset, just north of Manchester and just a few miles from the Trail. Happy to give you reports. Always muddy patches but nothing too extreme here in the south. Very little rain lately...
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    Stratton Pond and beyond....

    I had just returned from a surfing trip to California and took a look at the local weather report which indicated we might be in for the longest stretch of good weather in ages. I quickly packed up...
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    Poll: Answering from my phone. We are thinking Grout...

    Answering from my phone. We are thinking Grout Pond but most seem to want some longer hike. When I am back from California I will look into more options.
  19. BTW, I had 2QZQ do the zipper mod for me. LOVE...

    BTW, I had 2QZQ do the zipper mod for me. LOVE IT! Makes such a huge difference. You probably have noticed that attaching the omni tape while lying in the hammock is a feat for a circus...
  20. I love my Bridge but a few things you might...

    I love my Bridge but a few things you might become aware of so I will just post em.

    The Tri-Glides are a pain in the butt. I chopped off the webbing and went to tree straps and Whoopie Slings. SO...
  21. Thread: load question

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    I just used the info at the bottom of this page. ...

    I just used the info at the bottom of this page.

    http://warbonnetoutdoors.com/blackbirds.php
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    About 260 lbs.

    About 260 lbs.
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    Poll: Ok, the dates are set. July 9-11. For right...

    Ok, the dates are set. July 9-11.

    For right now we will say it is at Grout Pond with the very short hike in. Quoddy and I will figure out a way to get one of the good sites. I may go up with a...
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    With a low of 50 I would be warm with that setup.

    With a low of 50 I would be warm with that setup.
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    Mosquitos don't bite through two layers.

    Mosquitos don't bite through two layers.
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    I hear ya. I am about to head out into the...

    I hear ya. I am about to head out into the backyard to sleep on the ground with my girlfriend testing her new sleeping bag. She doesn't hang. Yet.
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    I do what the others say as well. Put the pad...

    I do what the others say as well. Put the pad inside pack and let it expand till it is a tube into which everything else goes.
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    Poll: How about July 9-11?

    How about July 9-11?
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    Poll: How about June 18th-20th? So far Grout Pond but...

    How about June 18th-20th? So far Grout Pond but will scout other locations for a bit more of a hike.
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    Here is a night shot of a 1.0 Coyote. Timed...

    Here is a night shot of a 1.0 Coyote. Timed exposure with only a candle for illumination.....

    http://lh6.ggpht.com/_j3gTOGWVTVg/S9zSDOLVQlI/AAAAAAAAARo/NO5GruwN9po/IMG_3354.jpg
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    joke...

    Forget who told me this on the trail but.....


    A thru-hiker, a section-hiker and a day-hiker walk into a restaurant and they all order soup. They're about to dig in, until they notice there's a...
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    Poll: Thanks Quoddy. Might take you up on that! ...

    Thanks Quoddy. Might take you up on that!

    Shall we get a show of hands for what people prefer regarding hike length? Grout Pond is a very short hike to Campsite #1 which was the best one we saw....
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    Poll: Spoke to the Rangers yesterday regarding hanging...

    Spoke to the Rangers yesterday regarding hanging at Grout Pond. They are okay with us hanging as long as we use tree huggers and make sure we don't trample any sensitive undergrowth.

    The problem...
  34. Did 40 degrees F last night with a GG pad and a...

    Did 40 degrees F last night with a GG pad and a WM Summerlite bag. Very windy. Slightly chilly this morning but fine.
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    If the UQ is the diagonal model I will give you...

    If the UQ is the diagonal model I will give you $150 for it shipped. Sorry if that isn't enough but I have a budget I have to adhere to........ Sigh.
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    Just returned from a few days in NYC and wore the...

    Just returned from a few days in NYC and wore the GoLites for street shoes because they had lost my confidence on the trail. Cushy enough but at the end of the day my feet ached. The forefoot section...
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    I might be heading out to California for a short...

    I might be heading out to California for a short trip about then but if I don't I will let you know!
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    If you want to hang high Black Diamond has some...

    If you want to hang high Black Diamond has some great products. This stuff is just insanely expensive and heavy. I wouldn't bother looking at it personally.
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    PS The flowers appear to be under the hammock...

    PS The flowers appear to be under the hammock but are actually a bit behind. No daylillies will be harmed in the making of this night in the trees.

    Off to watch the bats!!!
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    Exactly. It is a Warbonnet in 1.0 and brown so...

    Exactly. It is a Warbonnet in 1.0 and brown so some call it the Brownbird. A lovely little nest I might add. Still love my Bridge but this baby saves me a few ounces. Testing pad combos tonight....
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    Thanks gang. Some thunderstorms showing up on...

    Thanks gang. Some thunderstorms showing up on radar but I am just gonna hang anyway. I am a lucky guy. They will miss me and I will sleep like a baby!

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
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    It is funny. When an animal eats a bit of ramen...

    It is funny. When an animal eats a bit of ramen or some Moose Goo we don't care but touch our coffee and it is war. War I tell you. Bear arms for the caffeine!
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    Two words... Simply Sleep

    Two words...

    Simply Sleep
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    Poll: Here's Quoddy wearing his ultra sexy HF Buff. ...

    Here's Quoddy wearing his ultra sexy HF Buff. Bongo in foreground and the "real" Quoddy in background making sure he was finding the deepest mud possible.....
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    Guess what I am doing tonight??

    Hanging in the Brownbird and looking forward to "breakfast from the hammock!!" tomorrow.

    Nite nite!

    http://lh6.ggpht.com/_j3gTOGWVTVg/S9zSDOLVQlI/AAAAAAAAARo/NO5GruwN9po/IMG_3354.jpg
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    Poll: It was great meeting Quoddy and hiking around...

    It was great meeting Quoddy and hiking around Grout Pond despite the mud. I will check in with the Rangers when I return from NYC on Wednesday and hopefully we can firm something up.
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    Golite is odd. For a few hours yesterday they had...

    Golite is odd. For a few hours yesterday they had Mediums and Larges for sale on their site. Now shows as being out of stock again. I grabbed a Large as these packs are getting tough to come by these...
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    That is what I do. I'm just saying......

    That is what I do. I'm just saying......
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    I have two six footers and so far I am good....

    I have two six footers and so far I am good. Prefer to hang under the smallest trees that will support me and I don't harm the tree. Reasoning is that the small trees don't have huge widow makers.
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    Bromley Mountain Hike and Inov8 shoe test...

    After hearing so many people rave about using trail running shoes for backpacking I was still skeptical. Having sprained my ankles badly in the past I am a bit prone to it happening again. For my...
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