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    I have a really cheap tripod somewhere, I'll see...

    I have a really cheap tripod somewhere, I'll see if I can find it and bring it along if it's needed...I'm trying out a couple recipes, see if they'll turn out or not, if they do turn out decently...
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    Just finished an overnighter at James River SP to...

    Just finished an overnighter at James River SP to try and burn off some cabin fever...April cannot get here fast enough!
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    Just an FYI, there's a 20 HammockGear top quilt...

    Just an FYI, there's a 20 HammockGear top quilt for sale in the For Sale section, the post by Rambler_....might be faster than trying to order one.
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    The ENO suggestion was based mostly off his...

    The ENO suggestion was based mostly off his comment that "money is no object" (along with the need to get practicing asap)...plus, if you live near any major college/university, you can craigslist an...
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    It feels strange to be offering congratulations...

    It feels strange to be offering congratulations to someone who was just laid off...but congrats, because you're able to get out and do a thru-hike! I don't know how much advice I can really give, but...
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    Assuming the numbers on the spreadsheet are...

    Assuming the numbers on the spreadsheet are correct, there's over 40 people looking to come out now, with another 2 months for more to join in...we may not rival the MAHHA, but we're giving Grayson a...
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    There's about a 95% chance that I'll have a...

    There's about a 95% chance that I'll have a friend coming with me, mostly just depends on work and/or on-call schedules.
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    I'm sure we can rig something up to challenge...

    We were actually talking about how we could build something like theirs, but that's like competing with the Egyptians. These racks had the ends of the racks shaped into eagle heads, troop info...
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    Darn...I'd love to help, especially since my XLC...

    Darn...I'd love to help, especially since my XLC still has the cinch-buckles and straps suspension on it, but I won't get out of work til 1800 tomorrow which is probably well after y'all would be...
  10. I'm going to try to show up to this, we'll have...

    I'm going to try to show up to this, we'll have to see what the available leave situation looks like though...hopefully I can get my boss to put me back on a front half (Sun-Wed) schedule between now...
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    Finally got around to trying to clean up the...

    Finally got around to trying to clean up the little bit of video footage I took while out there...still learning my way through audio/video editing and getting used to a GoPro (especially the "don't...
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    $5 fee per site for overnight reservations...I...

    $5 fee per site for overnight reservations...I guess that's one way to make extra money...

    Will we also be getting charged for parking? If so, that's something else to keep in mind...here's a...
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    OK, I'll admit, I'm a bit confused here...I keep...

    OK, I'll admit, I'm a bit confused here...I keep seeing stuff about Dutch pulling the hooks from his store, but when I go there the hooks are available for purchase...
  14. I can help out with a couple of small folding...

    I can help out with a couple of small folding tables (maybe 2ft square each?), 2 starter chimneys, possibly an old Coleman fluorescent lantern (if it still works, have to check), and maybe some water...
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    Colors are pretty easy to change, both in basic...

    Colors are pretty easy to change, both in basic colors and in hues (lighter or darker versions of a particular color):
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    As for font, Vivaldi is a pretty common font, but it can be...
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    Yup, it can go circular: 101785 or more of...

    Yup, it can go circular:

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    or more of an oval shape
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  17. I'd also prefer the second option, lets me store...

    I'd also prefer the second option, lets me store up a little more time off between hangs.
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    For some more off-topic randomness...I ran across...

    For some more off-topic randomness...I ran across a couple of the shirts with the Palmetto State Hangers logo during the raffle at the Mt Rogers Frozen Butt and I thought making a logo might be a...
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    Okay, finally got around to sending the rest of...

    Okay, finally got around to sending the rest of my moneys in for the April trip...would've done it sooner (and had planned to), but I've been running around getting ready for the Frozen Butt up on Mt...
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    Yeah, a couple of mine are still up on Mt...

    Yeah, a couple of mine are still up on Mt Rogers...spray-painting them sounds like a really good idea.
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    Had a complete blast out there...beautiful...

    Had a complete blast out there...beautiful scenery, good food (and lots of it), interesting weather, and most of all, just great people to be around. This was definitely a bit of a learning...
  22. With a thin nose covering, you'll feel any frost...

    With a thin nose covering, you'll feel any frost buildup much faster than you would with a thicker covering, since the frost is farther away and the thicker cover will offer more insulation value....
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    I have a Superfly...great tarp, haven't run into...

    I have a Superfly...great tarp, haven't run into any issues even with running an 11 ft hammock underneath.
    Keep in mind that UGQ also offers tarps with doors...it's called the Winter Dream, down at...
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    Interesting...I've been on the fence about...

    Interesting...I've been on the fence about picking up a 10ft Envy...now I'm thinking I'll wait til this comes out and grab it instead...

    From what I can see, it looks like the inner cover uses 2...
  25. I've got some paper plates, bowls, and cups that...

    I've got some paper plates, bowls, and cups that I can bring...no "silverware" though...gonna try making some loaded potato soup on Sat night, not sure how it's gonna turn out (never tried making it...
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    I'll up my payment as soon as I get home (around...

    I'll up my payment as soon as I get home (around 1830-ish)
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    That means getting 27 people to go (if we're...

    That means getting 27 people to go (if we're keeping it at $5 a head)...we're currently at 21 per the sign-up sheet, and I'm pretty sure there are more that would be interested in coming...
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    I'd vote to use any extra funds as an escrow to...

    I'd vote to use any extra funds as an escrow to help pony up for the next hang, making it easier to get reservations well in advance (especially for busier seasons at some parks). As for food, bring...
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    Spreadsheet updated, payment sent...I can bring...

    Spreadsheet updated, payment sent...I can bring along some cordless power toys... I mean tools, as well as some trailblazing equipment.
  30. Hmm, that brings up an interesting point that I...

    Hmm, that brings up an interesting point that I hadn't considered...frost. I'll also be using one of 2qzq's UQPs, the "breathable" ripstop style--very first time I've ever used it outside. Would that...
  31. Ok, that's what I was thinking but I wasn't sure...

    Ok, that's what I was thinking but I wasn't sure for some reason...thanks for all the replies
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    I have the blackbird XLC...very nice hammock, if...

    I have the blackbird XLC...very nice hammock, if you ever want to give it a try just ask, I'm sure we can figure something out. Or there's that spring hang we're planning at Powhatan State Park this...
  33. Stacking Down and Synthetic Quilts Together

    I've got a 20* UGQ Zeppelin, and a 4-season (10-15*?) AHE New River. I'm going out to the Mt Rogers winter hang this upcoming weekend, which has been known to get into the negatives at nighttime...
  34. I'm going to try to make it out there for this...

    I'm going to try to make it out there for this trip, possibly with a friend. Fell in love with the place during the Fall Hang, especially the views from the Twin Pinnacles trail (haven't gone up into...
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    Poll: Could always try "skillet baking" as...

    Could always try "skillet baking" as packitgourmet.com calls it...not sure how well it'd work over an open fire as opposed to a camp stove, but in theory it should...
  36. Fixed that for ya :laugh:

    Fixed that for ya :laugh:
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    Yeah, lash-it or zing-it is the better choice...I...

    Yeah, lash-it or zing-it is the better choice...I tried using Spectra line once (very similar to the kevlar line you're referring to, also designed for spearguns), and it was a poor choice. Between...
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    100631 The green stuff sack is the New River...

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    The green stuff sack is the New River quilt, the black stuff sack is the UGQ Zeppelin quilt. A blue CCF pad from Wal-mart and a 1L Nalgene bottle for size reference...sorry it took so long...
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    Poll: The charcoal I'm bringing is just standard...

    The charcoal I'm bringing is just standard Kingsford charcoal briquettes, not the fancier type...the Home Depot had a good sale on it, so I grabbed a few bags...
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    Poll: I can bring some cups as well (definitely some of...

    I can bring some cups as well (definitely some of the plastic cups, I might still have a stack or two of styrofoam cups for hot chocolate/coffee as well, I'll have to look)...I can also bring a...
  41. If you have an REI store near you, they usually...

    If you have an REI store near you, they usually have some of the Seirus hoods and clavas available.
  42. How I run my ridgeline depends on the conditions...

    How I run my ridgeline depends on the conditions I'm expecting to be camping in...If I'm expecting heavy near-constant winds (like when I go camping at the Cove), or if the forecast calls for...
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    Odds are, there's a small gap that you didn't...

    Odds are, there's a small gap that you didn't notice that was allowing cold air to come in between the quilt and your back. The primary suspension of your UQ should be tight enough to lift the...
  44. I have two of the Seirus clavas, and both work...

    I have two of the Seirus clavas, and both work really well. For when the temps won't dip below 30*, I go with
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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003X0BUXA/ as it's more to block wind than to...
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    Poll: Running, that sounds like my original set-up...

    Running, that sounds like my original set-up (minus the bugnet, didn't have one of those)...like wanderlust said, I'm sure we can get you squared away with plenty of opinions, options, and knowledge....
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    It'll be Thursday before my UQs, my camera, and...

    It'll be Thursday before my UQs, my camera, and my body are all in the same place (traveling for work ATM) but I'll throw up some comparison pics between an AHE New River full-length 4 season and a...
  47. I've found that for the places I'm usually...

    I've found that for the places I'm usually hanging in (VA and NC), 9' straps generally work the best for me, even in older growth forests...I've only run across one place that I want to hang that...
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    A 7/8 quilt will be pretty close to a full length...

    A 7/8 quilt will be pretty close to a full length for you anyways (most full-length quilts are 75"+ while most 7/8 quilts are in the 66-70" range), so most of your body will be covered by the quilt....
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    Agreed, testing your gear BEFORE you get into the...

    Agreed, testing your gear BEFORE you get into the woods is always a smart move. Guessing those are the ENO straps you're using for suspension? (hopefully the Atlas straps, if not be prepared for the...
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    I've never used anything from JRB or EE, so I...

    I've never used anything from JRB or EE, so I can't comment on their gear. I have, however, used a 4-season New River KAQ from AHE as well as a 20* full-length Zeppelin from UGQ, so I can comment on...
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