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    Looks good! I should pull in around 4:00pm. Looks...

    Looks good! I should pull in around 4:00pm. Looks like a Sonnys Bar-B-Q and Cracker Barrel at the 484 exit. (I won't mention the McDonald's.)
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    Well the mosquito net is staying home this trip....

    Well the mosquito net is staying home this trip. The forecast says maybe high 30's at night, and it's always colder in the woods, so the midweight quilts are offsetting the bug net savings.
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    😄😄😄

    😄😄😄
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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
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    Yep, leaving the toys at home. Only the...

    Yep, leaving the toys at home. Only the necessities. Craig is a great role model!
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    I'm cooking & dehydrating food tonight. Worked 12...

    I'm cooking & dehydrating food tonight. Worked 12 hours today. Will pack tomorrow night.
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    Chris! I'm leaving at noon on Friday from work,...

    Chris! I'm leaving at noon on Friday from work, just around the corner from your house. I'll pick you up!!!


    (can you say "Facilitator")
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    Can't wait to see Foodroll, V2.0 this weekend! ☺

    Can't wait to see Foodroll, V2.0 this weekend! ☺
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    Hiking & Vino. Great combo 👍 YAY!

    Hiking & Vino. Great combo 👍



    YAY!
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    Sounds good! I'll be driving in sometime late...

    Sounds good! I'll be driving in sometime late Friday afternoon.
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    LOL, I was referring to a Sherpa from Tibet. Not...

    LOL, I was referring to a Sherpa from Tibet. Not one of the wheeled variety. But now that I think of it, if olddog's granddaughter doesn't come, I can ride in his baby-carrier backpack!
    :D :D :D
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    They make baby-carrier backpacks you know! ;)

    They make baby-carrier backpacks you know! ;)
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    I've been taking an 8oz. boxed wine lately, if...

    I've been taking an 8oz. boxed wine lately, if I'm not hiking too many miles. Subway Jim got me hooked on that.
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    Consider that Friday night will be camping near...

    Consider that Friday night will be camping near our car with unlimited water supply in the trunk then a day of hiking to a water source Saturday night where we can cook dinner with that source. Then...
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    Sounds great! Thank you for setting this up....

    Sounds great! Thank you for setting this up. Sounds like all I need now is a Sherpa! LOL
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    Yeah, my last couple of outings, I did too much...

    Yeah, my last couple of outings, I did too much camping & not enough hiking. I'm looking forward to the miles!
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    So Shangri-la is a horse trailer / RV campground....

    So Shangri-la is a horse trailer / RV campground. Do we need reservations and is there an area a bit more primitive (away from generators) that we can get? Also, are we leaving vehicles there or do I...
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    Thanks John. I will be there, as soon as I figure...

    Thanks John. I will be there, as soon as I figure out where "there" is. LOL
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    Does anyone have a map to post of the trailheads?

    Does anyone have a map to post of the trailheads?
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    Welcome from South Florida

    Welcome from South Florida
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    Is there water at camp after the 9 mile hike?

    Is there water at camp after the 9 mile hike?
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    Now you have my attention!

    Now you have my attention!
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    I have always considered making a kilt. I have a...

    I have always considered making a kilt. I have a nice Mountain Hardwear kilt, but it's heavy. The availability of some plaid 1.6 polyester would have me firing up the old thread injector for sure! ...
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    Welcome from Florida! Sleeping on the ground is...

    Welcome from Florida! Sleeping on the ground is no fun!
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    The material type is fine. Ripstop adds strength,...

    The material type is fine. Ripstop adds strength, but the weight of the material matters most. Measure the size of your fabric in square yards. Then weigh it. It will probably weigh between 1 to 4...
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    Welcome from Florida!

    Welcome from Florida!
  27. Great pictures! Glad you guys had fun & hooray...

    Great pictures! Glad you guys had fun & hooray for Donovan. Wish I could have been there, but it was not to be as my mother-in-law passed away this weekend at home. Keep those pictures coming!
  28. You guys are cracking me up! And it's all true,...

    You guys are cracking me up! And it's all true, too! LOL
    I'm going to miss you this weekend. Have fun!
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    Simply add 3" to the inside width for every...

    Simply add 3" to the inside width for every additional inch of insulation thickness.

    In other words. If your next to hammock layer is 40" wide and you are adding a 2" thick layer, then make the...
  30. Oh my, I hate to say this, but I'm going to miss...

    Oh my, I hate to say this, but I'm going to miss this one due to family commitments. It's a shame too with the nice weather and my favorite hike in Florida! Put a log on the fire for me and Happy...
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    Wannabe the cool kid at the next hang? Show up...

    Wannabe the cool kid at the next hang?
    Show up with a quilted tarp! 👍😎
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    Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!

    Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!
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    For years I've been attaching a ccf pad to my top...

    For years I've been attaching a ccf pad to my top quilt with velcro. No down under my feet.
    I cut the ccf Pad in the shape of "home plate". Then I glue omni-tape around the perimeter, except for...
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    Missed you Dave! That is a white Christmas for...

    Missed you Dave! That is a white Christmas for real! Supposed to be in the mid to upper 80's here in South Florida on Christmas. The only thing white is the beach sand!
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    Just got home and had to post, even before my...

    Just got home and had to post, even before my shower, to say what an idealic, perfect weekend. Olddog's birthday was perfectly timed with a cold front, bringing temperatures down from the upper 80's...
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    Sticky: I absolutely love that 0.5 noseeum from Ripstop...

    I absolutely love that 0.5 noseeum from Ripstop by the roll. It is so light but so easy to work with.
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    Hitting the road now. Should arrive at the kiosk...

    Hitting the road now. Should arrive at the kiosk aroud 4:30 or so.
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    Beautiful Lakeside hang site there Sparky. Just...

    Beautiful Lakeside hang site there Sparky. Just remember which side of the hammock to get out on! Lol
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    Yahoo! That's my kind of hike!

    Yahoo! That's my kind of hike!
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    Totally agree, Stone Pine. Save weight on what is...

    Totally agree, Stone Pine. Save weight on what is inside the pack. Don't go too far on the pack itself and lose the support that makes carrying anything a pleasure.
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    Maybe you can't do laps in Isabelle, but it...

    Maybe you can't do laps in Isabelle, but it surely did cool my heels that day in the picture that Floridahanger took of me!
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    So we're saying I shouldn't wear my British...

    So we're saying I shouldn't wear my British redcoat with a 3-cornered hat due to Minute Men being in the woods? 🎯 :target:
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    As long as your name isn't Marty. ;)

    As long as your name isn't Marty. ;)
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    Welcome to the forum. I'm another mid-sixties...

    Welcome to the forum. I'm another mid-sixties resident of Florida and part time New England (White Mountains).
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    I love these kinds of threads because they show...

    I love these kinds of threads because they show the diversity of perspectives among us.
    I considered my cell phone a luxury item.
    LOL
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    Hanginnate88, It needs to stay dry. The cooler...

    Hanginnate88, It needs to stay dry. The cooler the temperature, the longer it takes to cure. Up to 24 hours perhaps. If you're setting up a base camp where there's no morning dew, it would work. You...
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    A second alternative would be to park at the Lake...

    A second alternative would be to park at the Lake Godwin parking area. That would shorten up the hike a good bit.
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    You know I'm there!

    You know I'm there!
  49. Looked like a fantastic hang. Just what I would...

    Looked like a fantastic hang. Just what I would expect!
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    Welcome from South Florida! I drove up to Largo...

    Welcome from South Florida! I drove up to Largo last month.
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