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    Can I just say how bummed I am that I have...

    Can I just say how bummed I am that I have another obligation for this weekend! Sounds like SO much fun...enjoy it ya'll!!
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    Hammock Bathtub...made for us hangers!

    A friend sent me this pic. Cracked me up and I'm not sure it looks all that comfortable but it looks COOL!

    http://dornob.com/hammock-bathtub-suspend-your-disbelief-and-take-a-bath/#axzz2Ye2r3cVg
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    I use an alcohol stove, but all you have to do is...

    I use an alcohol stove, but all you have to do is sit under the tarp at the end and put your stove out about a foot (within reaching distance) out from under the tarp. I was always hesitant to cook...
  4. Well I can say that I usually slept better in my...

    Well I can say that I usually slept better in my hammock than in town regardless of it being a hostel or motel. What got me into town was usually in this order:

    1. FOOD--seriously, when you're...
  5. Thread: Hello From VA!

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    Welcome Dev! I'm in Charlottesville...and there...

    Welcome Dev! I'm in Charlottesville...and there are lots of Virginians on this forum so you'll be in great company! You won't regret this decision....and you'll never sleep better out in the wilds.
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    You're so right! It's just a big ole' cycle of...

    You're so right! It's just a big ole' cycle of love all around! :D I made sure to tell the women in this trip that when they order their preferred hammock to tell them how they learned about their...
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    Yes, because of where we wanted to hang it, the...

    Yes, because of where we wanted to hang it, the trees were really far apart, so after she sat in it, it was at a perfect height and not really difficult to pull down into position. I was giggling...
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    Just wanted to share...

    Hey everyone! So I just held our chapter's very first Trail Dames backcountry car camping event last weekend and the generous donations from Jacks r Better, Tom Hennessey, Brandon w/Warbonnet, and...
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    Thanks! I'll definitely do this. Going out this...

    Thanks! I'll definitely do this. Going out this weekend again so hopefully I'll get this down. Appreciate all the ideas everyone!
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    Well you know, I had a homemade strap/ring set up...

    Well you know, I had a homemade strap/ring set up for my HH (thanks to Bruce...not sure if he's still on this forum?), and never had an issue. The rings just required you to pull the loose end of...
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    ? about loosening WB suspension

    Ok, I feel I must be getting dumber in my old age. I'm getting ready to teach a group how to hang hammocks and I can not (for the life of me) figure out how to easily loosen the buckle/strap...
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    I've been there a few times, and my take on the...

    I've been there a few times, and my take on the area was that it's more about ocean-oriented activities like fishing, surfing, etc. You're a good 7 hours from the mountains/Appalachian Trail and I...
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    Welcome from Charlottesville! Great to see so...

    Welcome from Charlottesville! Great to see so many VA hangers!
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    I know! I guess I figured if I changed it nobody...

    I know! I guess I figured if I changed it nobody would realize it was me...then again...who can really overlook that avatar? I'm still hoping to be her when I grow up! :) It's good to be back!!! ...
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    You bet I consider the weather. In fact, after...

    You bet I consider the weather. In fact, after the AT, I consider being able TO consider the weather as a huge privilege! I figure if it's going to increase my overall enjoyment...then it needs to...
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    Want to change my name?

    So I figured it was about time to change from Michele to Certain, since it seems the trailname is a bit more applicable. Anyone know how to do this? Thanks.
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    Hey Weaver....it may have been me who you were...

    Hey Weaver....it may have been me who you were reading about on trail journals (Certain is my trail name). Yes, it's absolutely possible to do this and in fact I still have my hammock that way. ...
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    I think when planning mileage for any trip, the...

    I think when planning mileage for any trip, the two biggest factors that need to be considered are 1). What is your body conditioned for and 2). What is the purpose of your hike?

    I recognize the...
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    Well that's interesting! Thanks for the link.

    Well that's interesting! Thanks for the link.
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    I just love the fact that at one time TL wasn't a...

    I just love the fact that at one time TL wasn't a hanger....and now look at her! Obsessed like the rest of us! VERY cool stand. If someone could invent one that is around 2 lbs tops and...
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    Peter Pan!! Great to hear from you and really...

    Peter Pan!! Great to hear from you and really exciting that you two have a new shop! I'll definitely swing by when I'm in your neck of the woods again. It's good to be back. Tell you partner in...
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    Wow thanks Turtlelady. I so appreciate the kind...

    Wow thanks Turtlelady. I so appreciate the kind words and welcome to the hanging crowd! It was these folks who taught me so you're in good hands here!
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    The PATC sells (very cheap) trail guides...

    The PATC sells (very cheap) trail guides specifically for different types of hikes in SNP, so a guidebook on Circuit Hikes is a book they sell for $9.00 for example. Go here and check out what they...
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    Only the coolest Hobbits ride Harleys! :)

    Only the coolest Hobbits ride Harleys! :)
  25. Thread: High Wind

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    You know, I've spent a few nights on exposed...

    You know, I've spent a few nights on exposed ridges w/pretty major storms/wind going through and never had a problem w/stakes being pulled out. I've been known to place some heavy rocks on top of my...
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    LOVE your signature!

    LOVE your signature!
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    I second your sentiments. I've been part of many...

    I second your sentiments. I've been part of many other on-line forums that after 3 posts turn into crappy insulting comments and this forum has developed into a culture of support and helpfulness. ...
  28. Thread: A Late Hello

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    Welcome to hangin' and the beginning of a new...

    Welcome to hangin' and the beginning of a new obsession! :)
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    Welcome Brian...to the hangin' crowd! If you're...

    Welcome Brian...to the hangin' crowd! If you're like the rest of us, you'll be finding out that there's no better way to sleep AND keep a low impact on the environment when you camp.
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    I keep down items hanging so they don't compress....

    I keep down items hanging so they don't compress. My tarp is always wiped down and dry then skinned in mesh snakeskins inside my pack in a gear closet. No problems w/it like this so far.

    I...
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    Poll: I'm really glad to see this being discussed as...

    I'm really glad to see this being discussed as I've always figured VB's are the probably one of the few options for me to really get down into cold temps since I'm such a cold sleeper. Back in 2007...
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    Great story! Thanks for sharing! My first hang...

    Great story! Thanks for sharing! My first hang was at Ed Speer's hangout in Hot Springs several years ago and I (along w/everyone else) got woke up in the night by a guy (who had shown up with his...
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    Lightning strike....mine was most definitely that...

    Lightning strike....mine was most definitely that lightning strike on June 13, 2007 that lifted my body off the ground and sent pain from my head down into my chest like I've never felt before. I'm...
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    Boy that's the truth...trail maps so often show a...

    Boy that's the truth...trail maps so often show a little "climb" and like 2 hours later you're cussing while throwing your pack up a cliff! Because the AT is so popular, you'll have no problem...
  35. Thread: Newbie dilemma

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    Am I the only one that doesn't understand what...

    Am I the only one that doesn't understand what "the problem" is? :laugh:
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    First off...your trip sounds really exciting! So...

    First off...your trip sounds really exciting! So if you're wanting to hike the AT for your whole trip, I think your best bet is to purchase one of the AT thru-hiking guides. There are many guides...
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    Hey Pathfinder! I'm just up the road from ya in...

    Hey Pathfinder! I'm just up the road from ya in Charlottesville! Welcome and howdy to all the VA hangers!
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    Hey thanks for all the great advice and info...

    Hey thanks for all the great advice and info everyone! Definitely gonna check out my local sewing machine repair place.
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    Thanks, I really appreciate your comments...and...

    Thanks, I really appreciate your comments...and yes, the plan is to be more involved in the community. I recently started my own business and there's a wilderness component to it, so I've got more...
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    Been do some hiking...started a hiking group for...

    Been do some hiking...started a hiking group for women recently, and have been managing to get out there for some camping trips, but have also recently started learning how to survive w/out anything...
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    For any women out there who are curious about...

    For any women out there who are curious about Trail Dames, here's their website: www.traildames.com

    We've got 8 chapters now and anyone can start a chapter! A great group of women for sure and...
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    Thanks for all the love everyone! It's great to...

    Thanks for all the love everyone! It's great to be back!
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    Recommended "beginner DIY'er" equipment?

    I'm in awe of all you DIY'ers and think this is the year that I should join the club. Has anyone posted a thread/article on what type of sewing machine/needle set-up is good for a newb DIY'er? I...
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    Give it up for hangers supporting hangers!

    Hey everyone, I just wanted to give credit where credit is due. I was recently approached by my local community college about teaching some type of wilderness class, so I designed an "Eco-Camping"...
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    1.) I'm considering not even getting a pillow, is...

    1.) I'm considering not even getting a pillow, is this wise?

    I had just woken up to the mailman delivering my package of biners/rings and went outside immediately to set it up. Once inside I was...
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    Love the fact you're getting them started early! ...

    Love the fact you're getting them started early! I think it would be the coolest to happen upon a campsite or some patch of woods and see an entire family of hangers.
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    Long Time No Talk!

    Hey everyone (for those of you "oldies" that were around back in 2006). This is Michele, a.k.a. Certain. I think I was abducted by aliens and just now dumped back on Earth (at least it feels that...
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    Well rats...I'd hoped to at least make it up for a day, but I have to work this weekend afterall. There's an ever so so slight chance I may have a different job by then, but I'm not counting on it. ...
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    So what would the offspring be called? Pea-Hood?...

    So what would the offspring be called? Pea-Hood? Everything just HAS to go back to bathroom humor doesn't it? :rolleyes:
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    I'd put a biner on it and hang it on the hammock...

    I'd put a biner on it and hang it on the hammock suspension under protection of the tarp
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