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    FS: Do you know what the temp ratings are for the...

    Do you know what the temp ratings are for the quilts?
  2. Sooo, I was planning on doing a Keep-Your-Own-Bag...

    Sooo, I was planning on doing a Keep-Your-Own-Bag DIY Trail Food demo, but unfortunately I am way too overwhelmed with work and my Master Naturalist project to get stuff organized for take-home...
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    My dad and I will be hiking in from Caledonia...

    My dad and I will be hiking in from Caledonia Thursday morning, staying at Birch Run Thursday night. Hopefully we will see you on the trail
  4. Donna, I will pass onto my group about the...

    Donna, I will pass onto my group about the parking!
  5. Yep, I will bring food, packaging, some oxygen...

    Yep, I will bring food, packaging, some oxygen absorbers, but may not have enough condiments. The freeze-dried food is the most expensive, along with some of the packaging. I will try to bring enough...
  6. So I will do DIY trail food demo Saturday morning...

    So I will do DIY trail food demo Saturday morning after breakfast. I will bring some supplies. If you want to make something to take home, you can contribute 4 or 5 bucks for the meal and supplies,...
  7. Would anyone be interested in a talk about DIY...

    Would anyone be interested in a talk about DIY trail food? I am happy to do a presentation. Also have a power point on wild edibles. Let me know what you want!
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    Tim, I am happy to volunteer my crew for set up!...

    Tim, I am happy to volunteer my crew for set up! Sounds like good times :-)
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    Not a dumb question. Mid Atlantic Hammock Hangers...

    Not a dumb question. Mid Atlantic Hammock Hangers Association. A super secret society for whackos that like to camp suspended off the ground, and like to visit/ live in the Mid-Atlantic area
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    No excuses, dear! I am hiking in with dear old...

    No excuses, dear! I am hiking in with dear old dad. Can't wait to see you again!
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    Well, I will carry the stove, water filter, first...

    Well, I will carry the stove, water filter, first aid, fire starting, and any other shared equipment. He, otoh, has to carry his own vodka martinis ��
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    My thoughts exactly! My dad is a VERY strong...

    My thoughts exactly! My dad is a VERY strong hiker. I'm on my way home from Arizona, and he kicked my booty at elevation! I figure i will have a slight advantage with a full pack, however ;-)
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    I will be hiking in with my dad - his very first...

    I will be hiking in with my dad - his very first backpacking trip! :-) We will probably start from Caledonia since it's his first time, leaving Thursday morning. Can't wait to see everyone again!
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    +1 on this. In the winter I keep my RR (no net)...

    +1 on this. In the winter I keep my RR (no net) set up with the spindrift at all times. I keep my pad and UQ on it, too. The UQ stays on with S hooks at each corner. When I break down, I just take...
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    I have used a WBRR with both a pad and UQ with...

    I have used a WBRR with both a pad and UQ with the spindrift for about 2 years and I love it in cold, windy temps! Super warm and comfy!!
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    On my calendar! Rich is looking forward to...

    On my calendar! Rich is looking forward to another hang as well!
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    I went from a 12' Cuben to a Tadpole. The pole...

    I went from a 12' Cuben to a Tadpole. The pole mod works great with the RR. Plus, if you use the WBRR sock, you can get by in a driving rain with a smaller tarp and not get wet.
  18. I am a very cold sleeper. I use my 20* UQ for...

    I am a very cold sleeper. I use my 20* UQ for anything above 50*, and my 0* UQ for below 50*. With the extra bottom insulation I don't need as heavy a TQ for the milder temps. I have made it to -5*F...
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    I have the BMBH UL and the WBRR. I have...

    I have the BMBH UL and the WBRR. I have significant shoulder squeeze when I don't use an extra wide pad. Also, with the pad, it's easier to sleep on your side.
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    Loved it, Rob / twelve! looks beautiful and...

    Loved it, Rob / twelve! looks beautiful and harsh - just the way the trail should be! Looks like a great trip.
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    Well, that is a pisser, but at least you have...

    Well, that is a pisser, but at least you have something to look forward to!! Can't wait to hear of your adventures!
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    congratulations and many happy hangings to you,...

    congratulations and many happy hangings to you, my friend!
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    I am in love with my wide Neoair Xtherm. The...

    I am in love with my wide Neoair Xtherm. The wide is only 5 ounces more weight than the regular, and worth every ounce of weight, IMHO. A whopping 20 ounces. I use it with an UQ in very low temps...
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    I slept better in my gathered end hammock than...

    I slept better in my gathered end hammock than the tent, but still didn't experience the bliss so many others here express until I switched to a bridge hammock with an inflatable air pad...
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    My family loves Ohiopyle. My DH fishes the Yough...

    My family loves Ohiopyle. My DH fishes the Yough river, and we have refuted it before. I enjoy trail running to Ohiopyle. The area is beautiful. Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Waters is nearby. I...
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    Any state parks nearby? If you are trying to stay...

    Any state parks nearby? If you are trying to stay close to town, that is. VA state parks are pretty nice, from what I've seen...
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    We will be down Thursday night. See you there....

    We will be down Thursday night. See you there. Safe travels!
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    I have never used a bug net in the Sods, Seneca...

    I have never used a bug net in the Sods, Seneca Creek, or Roaring Plains. And i go a lot in the buggy season. The gnats go away at night. Or maybe it's all the garlic ;)
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    I will be over in the park behind tent city with...

    I will be over in the park behind tent city with our meet-up group. Hopefully the bongo tent won't set up right behind me again. OTOH, if i wanted peace and quiet, I wouldn't go to TD in the first...
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    While you live it up I will be camping out behind...

    While you live it up I will be camping out behind tent city.... With 3,000 friends :)



    Bummer not seeing you this year, but Alaska is so much cooler! Have fun
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    Trail Days - Damascus, VA 2015

    Looking forward to another Trail Days next weekend. Who is going from the forum?
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    Wow, Doogie. Good detective work!! Ummm,...

    Wow, Doogie. Good detective work!!

    Ummm, Jolly Green, you know you have too many hammocks when you leave one behind and don't realize it, LOL!! :-) ;-)
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    Some pics

    Hey Suede, thanks a bunch! I really love the hiking, and glad we got to hang out on the trail for a while, especially since you and Jane were in the back of the campground with the "rowdy" bunch,...
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    Rich and I had soooo much fun! Thanks to...

    Rich and I had soooo much fun! Thanks to everyone who made this possible. Especially 2QZQ, Dutch, the vendors who contributed, the foodies who cooked and contributed food, my backpacking buddies...
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    We had a blast! A great hike and camp in to...

    We had a blast! A great hike and camp in to MAHHA!!
  36. This will be my contribution to the raffle. ...

    This will be my contribution to the raffle. Designer reflectix cozies for your FBC meals :-)


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    I will need a shuttle back to my car, Doogie, but...

    I will need a shuttle back to my car, Doogie, but can't get there that early. Can I still catch a ride back? pretty pretty pretty please?
  38. Sorry I didn't respond earlier - I totally missed...

    Sorry I didn't respond earlier - I totally missed this page of the thread and just saw this! Thanks for responding, Doogie! You were right on point. I am an a Assistant Organizer for a backpacking...
  39. Weather is looking good long-range. Rain...

    Weather is looking good long-range. Rain Thursday am for those of us hiking in, the 50's and sunny during the day Friday and Saturday with 30's at night. Although 2 years ago the 30's ended up being...
  40. Love that area! Great workout and great views. ...

    Love that area! Great workout and great views. DH came down with Lyme's after a trip there (his first backpacking trip with me in years! :-( ) Although we went in the summer when the plants were...
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    My DH and I will be heading up Thursday am,...

    My DH and I will be heading up Thursday am, picking up Jolly Green at BWI on the way. Camping at Birch Run Thursday night. For those of you planning on camping at Shippensburg, there is a big, nice...
  42. Look forward to seeing you there, Uphill! I will...

    Look forward to seeing you there, Uphill! I will have my DH with me as well as a few "ground dwellers" from the DCB! :)
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    Doogie, I am also pre-hiking, but not sure where...

    Doogie, I am also pre-hiking, but not sure where I'll be starting. Keep you posted!
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    Sclboud, Very very kind of you. I already have a...

    Sclboud, Very very kind of you. I already have a hotel room booked in Lincoln (traveling with my family), so there are 13 others. I don't know, however, what they are looking for in terms of...
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    If it was just me, I would take my chances. I...

    If it was just me, I would take my chances. I have about 15 ppl driving from DC, so don't want to worry about that many people getting a site. I will let them know, though!



    Campton may work! ...
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    Need Advice for Franconia Notch Camping

    Hi guys, hoping you can help me out. I scheduled a Meetup group hut-to-hut of the southern Whites this summer. We need a place to camp out near Lafayette for a Saturday night only (we will be staging...
  47. FS: I take the small, blue pack!

    I take the small, blue pack!
  48. Thanks so much for the info! I love Youtube :)

    Thanks so much for the info! I love Youtube :)
  49. I have the book and map. Good stuff. The map at...

    I have the book and map. Good stuff. The map at the GNP backcountry site is also great because of the trail mileage.

    We are very bear aware. I camp in black bear country all the time, so...
  50. Great video! Looks like a fun weekend. The...

    Great video! Looks like a fun weekend. The pizza taco looks delish :) I had a windy night like that once on Mt. Rogers: a definite "learning opportunity"!
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