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    Never mind. . . JRB has BMBHs in stock again. . ....

    Never mind. . . JRB has BMBHs in stock again. . . Just placed my order!
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    WTB - Bridge hammock

    Anyone want or need to unload a Bear Mountan Bridge, or a WB Ridge Runner? Looking for the standard version of the BMBH, or a double layer RR. I'd like to try one or the other out on a couple of...
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    I'd say you're probably better off with too much...

    I'd say you're probably better off with too much rather than too little insulation. I've never camped in the exact spot where the hang is, but I've hiked the Syamore loop probably a dozen times or...
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    Here are the pics from my rebuild of the Brown...

    Here are the pics from my rebuild of the Brown Hollow fire pit. Hope you all enjoy it if you stick with that location for the hang. If not, I'm sure somone will get good use out of it.

    This is...
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    Speaking of navigation. . . I just remembered...

    Speaking of navigation. . . I just remembered that on one of my hikes a while back I stumbled on a waypoint marker for an orienteering course near an old cemetery above Brown Hollow. I never did...
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    I had a nice little visit to the hollow last...

    I had a nice little visit to the hollow last night. :) Best night I've had in a long time. I figured that since I can't be there next month I'd leave you all a little present. I tore apart, dug...
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    Dagnabit. . . I double checked the dates today...

    Dagnabit. . . I double checked the dates today and we've already got a family dinner obligation for that weekend, so no Hoosier Hang for me.

    I'm heading out for a solo trip this week though. . ....
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    It would be great to see you all too, Mule! It's...

    It would be great to see you all too, Mule! It's been well over a year since my last backpacking trip and I miss it like you wouldn't believe!
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    Sounds like fun. I'll have to see if I can make...

    Sounds like fun. I'll have to see if I can make it once you set a date. :) I'd like to see what I can do with the stuff I have in my pockets/on my belt on a typical day.
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    Gonna play it by ear. There's a chance that I...

    Gonna play it by ear. There's a chance that I may make it out for at least one night. We shall see. :)

    If I can come up with a definite plan relatively soon, I'll let you all know. My route...
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    I need to start keeping an eye on the forums...

    I need to start keeping an eye on the forums again. . . I've been away too long. Hope to make it out for a hang with the Ohio crowd sometime soon, but I can't make this one. I'm making a solo trip...
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    Hi there, everyone. . . Long time, no see! I...

    Hi there, everyone. . . Long time, no see!

    I may try to make it out for at least one night. . . I'm dying to get back out into the woods. It's been way too long (over a year) since the last time...
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    Unfortunately can only give a tentative yes on...

    Unfortunately can only give a tentative yes on this at the moment. . . The desire to go is strong and I'll definitely do everything I can to make it happen. :)

    As for getting into and out of bad...
  14. Thread: Raccoons

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    I've never had a problem with wildlife while...

    I've never had a problem with wildlife while backpacking except for a mouse that tried to make a nest in one of my boots and chewed a couple of holes in my sock. I thought it was so cute when it...
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    Poll: Sorry I missed it. Traveling just wasn't in the...

    Sorry I missed it. Traveling just wasn't in the cards for me this weekend. :(
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    Poll: I've been wanting to try something like that for...

    I've been wanting to try something like that for years. Only trouble is that I don't have a canoe. And the couple of times I've thought about renting one, the cost of the rental has proved to be...
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    Poll: I haven't been keeping up on the forum lately. ....

    I haven't been keeping up on the forum lately. . . Sinisterminister just sent me a PM to see if I knew about this, and I didn't. I'm not making any promises, but I'm going to try to make it out on...
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    I had to go to ground on my first ever...

    I had to go to ground on my first ever backpacking trip. It was a hot August weekend and I knew absolutely nothing about hammock camping, so I thought it would be a marvelous idea to sleep in my...
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    I've made it out in below freezing temps a few...

    I've made it out in below freezing temps a few times, but I only have one real winter hang under my belt so far:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=27241

    I can't wait to do it...
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    Poll: As a general rule, I like being close to water...

    As a general rule, I like being close to water too. Unfortunately, it's been so dry here that there's almost zero water in the creek beds anyway, so last weekend I tried the top of a hill. It was a...
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    Have fun, everyone. I'm not going to be able to...

    Have fun, everyone. I'm not going to be able to make it out this weekend after all. Hopefully I'll catch ya next time.
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    I still really don't know what I'm doing, just...

    I still really don't know what I'm doing, just that I'm going to try my darndest to get down to the hollow on Saturday night. If I can make it down early enough, I'll probably park where they...
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    I haven't settled on any plans yet, but I expect...

    I haven't settled on any plans yet, but I expect to at least be in the area for the weekend. I'll probably join you in the Hollow on Saturday evening, and take it from there. I've really been...
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    I keep meaning to modify the ridge line in my...

    I keep meaning to modify the ridge line in my Hennessey to make it detachable. It does kind of get in the way when I use the hammock as a seat. I have a Grand Trunk Ultralight which makes a pretty...
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    I agree with everyone else who's already...

    I agree with everyone else who's already mentioned bottom insulation.

    I'd also say you should read up on suspension options and upgrade your suspension if you have the funds available. A few...
  26. Looks pretty cool. I used a Byer of Maine...

    Looks pretty cool. I used a Byer of Maine Moskito hammock for several years. . . it has similar lines at each end, and I never had any trouble with tangling. You just have to take a little extra...
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    I'm not sure what would really be best as far as...

    I'm not sure what would really be best as far as balancing comfort and durability, but I have a couple of thoughts. . .

    1. From what little I've read on the subject, nylon doesn't seem to be the...
  28. We had a good hike. I didn't snap too many pics,...

    We had a good hike. I didn't snap too many pics, but I'll get them up as soon as I can, along with a trip report. . . Those who know me know that it'll probably be the better part of a week, if not...
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    My cat likes to lounge with me in my Grand Trunk...

    My cat likes to lounge with me in my Grand Trunk Ultralight on the patio. She usually stays on me and doesn't touch the hammock fabric. If she does, I just gently move her to a less potentially...
  30. Jerry, it'd be awesome if you could bring that...

    Jerry, it'd be awesome if you could bring that bamboo along. Sorry I never made it down to pick it up before now. I'll make your wife a flute too to make up for leaving it in your garage for so...
  31. You're welcome, and I did. :) I've never...

    You're welcome, and I did. :)

    I've never tried the twigs myself. . . I'll have to give them a try.

    The knife is a Nessmuk pattern made by Jeff White. I don't know where exactly he's based,...
  32. Pics and a bit of a trip report are up here...

    Pics and a bit of a trip report are up here.

    Enjoy!
  33. Browning Hill and Brown Hollow June 11/12 2011

    Finally got some pics uploaed, so here's a bit of a trip report. It was some amazingly good weather for hiking and hanging. I slept with my DIY insultex UQ and just a dream sack (silk sleeping bag...
  34. Yeah, it's been one of those weeks. :P

    Yeah, it's been one of those weeks. :P
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    I don't think I'm quite ready for that kind of...

    I don't think I'm quite ready for that kind of distance or pace, but I'd definitely like to give it a try. Maybe next year or the year after. :) I have a (non hammock camping) friend who's on her...
  36. Tonka. . . Sorry you and HMH couldn't make it. ....

    Tonka. . . Sorry you and HMH couldn't make it. . . I just remembered what he said about sending PMs for invites. I'll try to remember to do that next time. The loop worked very well. As I...
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    My girlfriend has a nice sewing machine with a...

    My girlfriend has a nice sewing machine with a fancy button-hole foot and setting. Just install the special foot, select the appropriate setting, and hit a button and it does it all. I made mine...
  38. It was a fantastic trip, and my mission was...

    It was a fantastic trip, and my mission was successful. I ended up camping right off of the trail, but I found one little hollow that's nice and secluded too. It may not be able to accommodate the...
  39. Checking in from atop browning hill. It's a...

    Checking in from atop browning hill. It's a fabulous day for hiking here in Indiana. :)
  40. Very tempting, Bloomgorge. I think I'm going to...

    Very tempting, Bloomgorge. I think I'm going to have to pass this time though. I'll keep an eye out for other Michigan hangs. I'd definitely like to visit the state some time.

    The more I...
  41. Well, since I haven't had any takers I'm going to...

    Well, since I haven't had any takers I'm going to go ahead and change plans a bit. I'll be parking along Berry Ridge Rd, hiking the section of the Nebo Ridge trail that runs more or less East-West...
  42. It's still useful stuff. You could make hammock...

    It's still useful stuff. You could make hammock ridge line and/or a tarp ridge line and/or tarp tie outs and/or a bunch of other stuff with a 180 foot spool of it. I plan on ordering some myself...
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    +1 to what Bubba said. My only problem with...

    +1 to what Bubba said. My only problem with totes is that I kind of over use them as tables, and then have difficulty when I need to get at what I've got inside because there's a bunch of stuff...
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    I head out at least once a month, weather or not...

    I head out at least once a month, weather or not I've got anyone to go with me. In fact, before I joined this forum almost all of my overnight trips were solo. I've enjoyed the company on the last...
  45. Hoosier Hangers - Brown Hollow, June 11th & 12th

    After looking at my schedule, it looks like the weekend after next is going to be the only one I have available for backpacking this month. Here's what I have in mind if I can find at least one...
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    I don't know how I missed this thread. I was at...

    I don't know how I missed this thread. I was at the pines on Saturday night with my girlfriend, and in the hollow on Sunday night with Tonka and HomeMadeHiker. I have a couple of ideas for an...
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    My girlfriend and I made it down to the pines on...

    My girlfriend and I made it down to the pines on Saturday night. She had family stuff to do on Sunday and Monday, so we took both of our cars and I left mine at the south Nebo trail head, then we...
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    When I plan a hike, I generally head out...

    When I plan a hike, I generally head out regardless of the weather. I love being out there regardless of Mother Nature's mood. I admit that being on the river would alter my thinking though. ...
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    Depending on how the roads and trails are, I'll...

    Depending on how the roads and trails are, I'll be in the area this weekend. I'm thinking about heading to the pines early on Saturday if I can get there, and playing it by ear from there.
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    There are net hammocks and then there are net...

    There are net hammocks and then there are net hammocks. I assume what you're talking about is one of the ones with fairly open pattern of strings, and probably knotted intersections. Mayan hammocks...
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