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    First: Congrats, and best luck on your adoption...

    First: Congrats, and best luck on your adoption proceedings!

    Second: Aw, dang! I contacted you last summer about a hammock, but couldn't get the money together in time. Thanks for making such a...
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    Y'all're the best!

    Y'all're the best!
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    Big South Fork Suggestions

    Hello! I'm looking to spend 2-3 days hiking in Big South Fork (not sure which side yet) since RRG is becoming overcrowded. I like to backcountry hang, and can do 10-15 moderately strenuous miles per...
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    That’s a relief. Thanks very much for your...

    That’s a relief. Thanks very much for your perspective!
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    Thanks for the update— what a crying shame. I was...

    Thanks for the update— what a crying shame. I was in Gatlinburg not too long ago and it looks like it’ll take decades for that area to recover.
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    I’m headed back to RRG soon but I just visited...

    I’m headed back to RRG soon but I just visited the DBNF and saw that the Clift trails are closed due to wildfire damage! Can anyone local weigh in?
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    I use the extra large Thermarest Trail Scout:...

    I use the extra large Thermarest Trail Scout: https://www.thermarest.com/trail-scout -- it doesn't weigh that much, has a good R rating, and its just-barely-grippy surface doesn't slide much once...
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    The nice folks at Loco Libre make special UQs...

    The nice folks at Loco Libre make special UQs just for Clarks:

    https://www.locolibregear.com/gear.html#!/Clark-Hammock-Underquilts/c/21598058/offset=0&sort=normal

    They're tapered at the ends...
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    Bought a set, due to lack of response. Mods,...

    Bought a set, due to lack of response. Mods, please close.
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    No worries, then -- it'd be silly to ship them...

    No worries, then -- it'd be silly to ship them across an ocean. I like the 2" width because it protects the trees, and they're very light for their size.
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    Clark Tree Straps

    Anybody got a set of those 2"wide Clark tree straps they no longer want?
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    FS: Funds Sent.

    Funds Sent.
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    FS: I'll take it. PM me PayPal info.

    I'll take it. PM me PayPal info.
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    FS: Do you happen to have a weight for the total kit...

    Do you happen to have a weight for the total kit (tarp, stakes, lines, etc)?
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    You were right; TRR was pretty vacant, and I was...

    You were right; TRR was pretty vacant, and I was glad for the solitude. Good thing I went when I did! Highs of 65, lows of 40. Perfect hiking weather -- and no bugs to speak of!

    Rats, I did miss...
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    Just wanted to say thanks a bunch to everybody...

    Just wanted to say thanks a bunch to everybody for their tips. I ended up eating dinner and camping at Miguel's the first night (they took pity on me because it was 10pm, cold and rainy and TRR was...
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    Hit me up via PM if any of you guys want to sell...

    Hit me up via PM if any of you guys want to sell your older Clarks. I'm thinking of getting a spare to loan out to buddies.
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    Thanks for the tips! Here's hoping the weather...

    Thanks for the tips! Here's hoping the weather cooperates... my rig's only good to about 30F.
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    Yeah, I found that, and after watching decided...

    Yeah, I found that, and after watching decided I'd be setting myself up for disaster if the day turned out to be anything but bone-dry. The last thing I want to do is end up with a broken leg on an...
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    Thanks for the tips! Based on other posts here...

    Thanks for the tips! Based on other posts here in the forums I was hoping to hit the Auxier area, but I can't see an easy way to get from the parking lot at Martin's Fork over to the Auxier parking...
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    KY > Red River Gorge camping questions

    Couple of quick questions for those of you familiar with the Red River Gorge--

    1) I know I need a 3-day camping pass. Are there any offices that will let me pay for one ahead of time and have them...
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    FS: Dimensions? Temp rating?

    Dimensions? Temp rating?
  23. Wood Gasification stove (Bushbuddy, FourDog Bushcooker)

    Anyone have one of these they're not using? Would prefer a handmade model over the mass-produced Solo Stove.
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    Like everyone else here, I've not been in a...

    Like everyone else here, I've not been in a Lawson, but can attest that the Clark Mark 2 is an extremely well-built hammock. I'm a dedicated side-sleeper and have no problem sleeping on my side in...
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    I stayed at Chapel before I had a hammock, but...

    I stayed at Chapel before I had a hammock, but there were several hammockers there at the time. The sites there are gorgeous, and have good trees and close water for filtering. Well-maintained (but...
  26. FS: I'll take it: Platypus Gravityworks.

    I'll take it: Platypus Gravityworks.
  27. Good to know about Matthiessen; it's next on our...

    Good to know about Matthiessen; it's next on our list for sure. The trick with going to Starved Rock is to either go early in the morning (we're meeting at 9am) or in the winter (we've gone in...
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    I've seen them in the northernmost parts of...

    I've seen them in the northernmost parts of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, so I'd think that either Cheboygan or Wilderness State Parks would work, as would anywhere in the UP.
  29. NW Illinois, Buffalo Rock State Park: Walk-in sites?

    I'm meeting my family for a trip to Starved Rock, and due to a change in plans I have this coming Friday night free and wanted to get in some camping, if possible. Starved Rock State Park campgrounds...
  30. This is exactly the info I was hoping for....

    This is exactly the info I was hoping for. Thanks!



    Already heading out there with the kayak. Was looking for a little extra to tack on either before and after, so if you know anyplace else in...
  31. Northeast Upper Peninsula near Munising: Where should I hike and camp?

    I'm headed up to go kayaking in Munising in a few weeks, and will have an extra day or two to do some hiking and hanging.

    I've already done Pictured Rocks, and I hate crowded campsites,...
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    "Going-to-ground Insurance"

    My current hanging setup involves using a Big Agnes bag with a Thermarest Prolite pad through the back. It works pretty well, but over the next year or so I'm thinking of saving up for an topquilt...
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    I use a Liberty bottleworks bottle:...

    I use a Liberty bottleworks bottle: http://www.libertybottles.com/ -- they occasionally pop up cheap on Sierra Trading Post, which is where I got mine for about $5 each. Barring that, just get a...
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    One Febreeze product did, one didn't. My point...

    One Febreeze product did, one didn't. My point is, why bother with a fake scent that's got a bunch of lab-created garbage in it when you can spend the same amount of money and about thirty seconds to...
  35. FS: What's the weight on each item?

    What's the weight on each item?
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    Alternately some sports players I know keep their...

    Alternately some sports players I know keep their gear odor at bay with a combination of the cheapest rotgut vodka you can find and a few drops of whatever essential oil you like. Fill a spray bottle...
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    Fire smell is country cologne. I get sad when I...

    Fire smell is country cologne. I get sad when I come back from hiking and don't smell like campfire. Could always put it in your dryer with no heat / fluff setting with a bunch of tennis balls and a...
  38. Thread: VX2

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    What's a VX2?

    What's a VX2?
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    Quite a few times, but where I camp the overnight...

    Quite a few times, but where I camp the overnight temps are never above about 70F, so I don't have much knowledge for how it'll sleep in hot humid weather. The bottom is waterproofed, as I...
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    Get something pointy and work it into the knot,...

    Get something pointy and work it into the knot, like the business end of a dart, or a knitting needle. It'll come free.
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    I've never seen a Hennessey firsthand, so I can't...

    I've never seen a Hennessey firsthand, so I can't speak to that. But I've got amsteel whoopies running through the channels of mine and have used it that way for a couple of years with no problems.
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    I have one (early review here:...

    I have one (early review here: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/111443-Another-new-hammock-offering-from-Clark-Mark2?p=1493749&viewfull=1#post1493749) so I'll do my best to answer...
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    https://www.amazon.com/Gustafs-Dutch-Licorice-Coin...

    https://www.amazon.com/Gustafs-Dutch-Licorice-Coins-5-2-Ounce/dp/B000ETZU34

    Hahaha, me too! I hate gum, but these hard Dutch licorice coins serve a similar purpose -- a little distraction and...
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    +1. I hate being the a-hole who brings their...

    +1. I hate being the a-hole who brings their phone out into the woods, but at this point in my life the only way I am able to get out in the woods at all is if I can maintain cell reception and...
  45. Oh, for sure, we're going to the Cosby Knob...

    Oh, for sure, we're going to the Cosby Knob shelter, the one on the AT.
  46. Oh hey, one more question -- are there privies at...

    Oh hey, one more question -- are there privies at all three shelters or will we need to cathole it? Planning on bringing a poop kit regardless, but just wondered.
  47. Yeah, that's the plan. Will sleep in the shelters...

    Yeah, that's the plan. Will sleep in the shelters if I gotta, but if I have any excuse to go out back and hang, I'll take it. We should be there in a few weeks, so yeah, expecting quite a lot of...
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    Dumb question -- is there any benefit to tying...

    Dumb question -- is there any benefit to tying your ridgeline in to the existing tree straps?
  49. GSMNP: Big Creek loop, trail tips/reports?

    A friend and I are in the planning stages of a trip to hike the Big Creek Perimeter Loop in GSMNP (Falcon guide #80) and it suggests doing the loop in three days, staying at Cosby Knob shelter,...
  50. Thanks a bunch for the hospitality! The food was...

    Thanks a bunch for the hospitality! The food was delicious -- special thanks to the chefs! -- and it was nice to meet you all and put faces to names. I especially appreciated folks letting me ask a...
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