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  1. Thread: UP Insulation

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    Most synthetic insulation (Climashield,...

    Most synthetic insulation (Climashield, Primaloft, Thinsulate....) is silicone encapsulated. all of the short staple kinks. The only one that seems to avoid that is the single strand (Climashield)...
  2. Don't take all of the good spots! I won't be...

    Don't take all of the good spots! I won't be there until after lunch Friday. I need a couple of trees about 18 ft apart if I want to try my Noah 16.
  3. Thanks for the update. Are you bringing any...

    Thanks for the update. Are you bringing any bugspray or sunscreen?
  4. Forecast is warming up. Hopefully no rain...

    Forecast is warming up. Hopefully no rain Saturday.
  5. I'm going to guess 2010 or 2011 since that was...

    I'm going to guess 2010 or 2011 since that was "pre-campground"? I still have my Neos overboots, so I don't have to hop as much.
    I know the surgical rubber is more forgiving than regular rubber. My...
  6. Probably warmer than carbon fiber socks and wool...

    Probably warmer than carbon fiber socks and wool toed shoes. :)
  7. FWIW, it's fleeting. Probably safer than being...

    FWIW, it's fleeting. Probably safer than being wedged between two bonfires yet still fleeting.
  8. You don't want to see either of us sing or dance...

    You don't want to see either of us sing or dance or juggle.
    Self-deprecation is about all I have, which is better and more sanitary than self-defecation. Both can warm up a room. but the latter will...
  9. Well we won't need waders for this one. :)I...

    Well we won't need waders for this one. :)I generally check a few different sites then compare their findings to Damascus. If Damascus is the same, I subtract about 10-12 degrees.


    Roche and I...
  10. The campground is a good thousand feet lower than...

    The campground is a good thousand feet lower than that.

    I've used that site before for Roan in the winter. I'll never bank on it again. It suggested 23 for a low when it turned out to 6.
    I was...
  11. Depends on which forecast. Weather.com suggests a...

    Depends on which forecast. Weather.com suggests a couple of inches Friday and Saturday. Accuweather calls for less but colder.
  12. Avoid synthetics so you can sit closer.

    Avoid synthetics so you can sit closer.
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    The same can be said of common variety tents set...

    The same can be said of common variety tents set up by uneducated masses.
  14. The really funny part would be later that day...

    The really funny part would be later that day when they throw tomahawk boy over the cliff at Big South Fork then toss him his hatchet.
  15. It is the southern end of the AT. Nothing wrong...

    It is the southern end of the AT. Nothing wrong with that, but it isn't the southeast. This time of year, that is a hot and steep climb. The rest of the year, it's just a steep climb.
    Hard to go...
  16. Fontana is the southwest side.

    Fontana is the southwest side.
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    A kayak trip with some sites with trees and some...

    A kayak trip with some sites with trees and some on islands. I've been looking for something like this.
  18. If the roads are bad, maybe we could try Haw...

    If the roads are bad, maybe we could try Haw Ridge?
  19. I was thinking about using my Epic 18X for a pulk!

    I was thinking about using my Epic 18X for a pulk!
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    The higher the wind is, the lower the tarp should...

    The higher the wind is, the lower the tarp should be. With a lower ridgeline, you will be exposed to less windforce. That being said, if there is any terrain available, a berm or thicket will help ...
  21. A diamond with two tie outs is a pretty robust...

    A diamond with two tie outs is a pretty robust option from a 9.5X9.5 tarp. I find the longer ridgeline to be of greater benefit than longer sides. If the weather gets rough, I just hang my hammock...
  22. Why not just hang it in a diamond?

    Why not just hang it in a diamond?
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    It looks like a one trick pony that would be more...

    It looks like a one trick pony that would be more difficult to pack.
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    I left mine as it is. Open wide and it is a big...

    I left mine as it is. Open wide and it is a big single layer. Fold in half for a fractional double layer.Folded in half, it keeps me warm down to about 50. It's a good summer solution.
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    I imagine that the shelter mice will be anxious...

    I imagine that the shelter mice will be anxious for visitors.
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    Just don't miss all of the other days by forcing...

    Just don't miss all of the other days by forcing this one. JC already has had about 5 inches this morning. It will be adding between now and Saturday. The wind in the mountain area could be a white...
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    I have a 35 degree synthetic bag and several cans...

    I have a 35 degree synthetic bag and several cans of foam insulation, would that be enough for RHK?? Also, are we allowed to use the kitchen in the shelter?
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    It does go a little speedier without hiking poles...

    It does go a little speedier without hiking poles and changing shoes all the time. But then, I only have 184 miles on my second map. :shades:
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    Where's the fun in that??

    Where's the fun in that??
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    The less weigh and bulk allows the bank to...

    The less weigh and bulk allows the bank to compress much more easily.
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    The air trapped in the bag when you put it there...

    The air trapped in the bag when you put it there at night is the same air you'll empty in the morning. The air in an air gap is replaced with the air from outside of your air gap. In other words...
  32. If you kept rolling out of a TQ, you might have...

    If you kept rolling out of a TQ, you might have just needed a wider TQ. there are plenty of similarly temperature rated TQ options out there that cost less and weigh less as well.

    I have a No...
  33. +1 on VB clothing versus liner. You can still...

    +1 on VB clothing versus liner. You can still wear other clothing over VB clothing to stay warmer whereas a VB liner requires that you be wearing nothing or next to nothing to work.
  34. A VBL becomes useful in subfreezing temperatures...

    A VBL becomes useful in subfreezing temperatures as its benefit is to reduce insensible perspiration. 35 degrees is too warm for that feature to be of benefit. In warmer temperatures, you'll just be...
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    If you have an air gap under you between the...

    If you have an air gap under you between the hammock and the bag, partially fill a light trash bag with air and throw it under there.
    http://www.imrisk.com/hammock/ultrahammock1.htm

    Eventually...
  36. You'd think for 4 bucks a night they'd have...

    You'd think for 4 bucks a night they'd have housekeeping come by and tidy up each morning.
  37. Actually I posited whether the bear in question...

    Actually I posited whether the bear in question had been a nuisance before not that it was known to have attacked before. Attacking bears don't get a second chance.
  38. True. However they do relocate numerous bears...

    True. However they do relocate numerous bears when they have exhibited nuisance behaviors...and some have made it back to the Smokies and picked up where they left off.
  39. If the bear finds the smell of a chicken infused...

    If the bear finds the smell of a chicken infused shirt appetizing, the same would be true for ones hair, skin and anything else exposed to the scent.
    That being said, the designated campsites in the...
  40. I had some loppers with me the last time I was in...

    I had some loppers with me the last time I was in bear country. About a dozen or so quick lunges and the bear's nails will be well trimmed and harmless. At that point I can trap him with the bugnet...
  41. http://www.wlos.com/news/features/top-stories/stor...

    http://www.wlos.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/bear-attack-victims-father-woke-up-saw-bear-dragging-him-21425.shtml#.VXiqSEYYSfL
  42. I don't think that a bear would notice what style...

    I don't think that a bear would notice what style of bugnet is on a hammock. I don't think I'll be getting a quick release Spectra bugnet in the hopes of thwarting a once every 15 year bear attack.
    ...
  43. One would think that a bugnet would make it more...

    One would think that a bugnet would make it more difficult to get out of a hammock and away as opposed to stopping a bear. I'm pretty sure that a bear paw can slice through nylon or bugnet with...
  44. I think Blackwolf was under the impression that...

    I think Blackwolf was under the impression that you would be hiking from the Tennessee side to get there rather than the shorter NC route.
  45. It's just the old Apple House shelter location. ...

    It's just the old Apple House shelter location. It was torn down due to being too accessible to the local party crowd. It's just a short hike from the AT intersection with 19E. It should have...
  46. There's a pretty decent location on the AT going...

    There's a pretty decent location on the AT going SOBO from 19E. It's close to the highway, but it will have fewer restrictions than the state park. Much better road conditions as well.

    As for me,...
  47. I didn't mean to imply that chains will be a...

    I didn't mean to imply that chains will be a must. However, chains might be a must. Rubber doesn't bite into ice all that well. I've got four wheel drive and all terrain mud+snow tires, but no...
  48. Tomorrow would certainly be a bit on the...

    Tomorrow would certainly be a bit on the challenging side. My guess is that the top might be getting around the negative 20's. With the windchill, it could possibly in around negative 50. Friday does...
  49. Yeah. The problem with this one is that it was...

    Yeah. The problem with this one is that it was mostly ice. That's what knocked out the power in so many places. In the mean time, just wait and see what has ice remaining and what the mix is for...
  50. Welcome back. I'm sure you had fewer mosquitoes...

    Welcome back. I'm sure you had fewer mosquitoes to ward off than me lately.

    I think DOT is busy with the primary roads for now. Knoxville still has close to 20k without power and may get more...
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