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  1. I hope I can make it this year. Definitely on...

    I hope I can make it this year. Definitely on the list.
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    Welcome from Charlotte.

    Welcome from Charlotte.
  3. There is a list of acronyms in a sticky HERE...

    There is a list of acronyms in a sticky HERE..


    Looks good. Thanks attroll.
  4. You can see this tip and many others via the link...

    You can see this tip and many others via the link in my signature... And it is already a sticky. Now whether people actually read the stickies is another thing:)
  5. I'm not going to make this one. My oldest...

    I'm not going to make this one.
    My oldest daughter will be home Friday from college for spring break, so I'm going to spend time with her.

    Bonepile - I've got your Coleman stove. I'll see if I...
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    A trip report to the basement...love it. Glad...

    A trip report to the basement...love it. Glad you are enjoying the hammock.
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    Wind plays as much of a factor as temp. 65-70...

    Wind plays as much of a factor as temp. 65-70 and no breeze is one thing, add a good breeze and you are cold.
  8. Thread: Camping in NC

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    I'm jealous of you both... Enjoy it out there.

    I'm jealous of you both... Enjoy it out there.
  9. Did you mean slippage is NOT a problem?

    Did you mean slippage is NOT a problem?
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    I agree - great behind the scenes video of a...

    I agree - great behind the scenes video of a cottage vendor. Really captures what it's like there.
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    Welcome from Charlotte DucksandDogs. Hope you...

    Welcome from Charlotte DucksandDogs. Hope you will make it to Yates Place. Always good to see a new face.
    Good luck on your thru.
  12. Thread: Great book

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    If you do an advanced search on...

    If you do an advanced search on title=illustration, you'll get a taste for Derek's work if you aren't familiar with it.
    Great book.
  13. Both excellent choices. I don't have either, but...

    Both excellent choices. I don't have either, but like you I would be choosing between these two. Both great vendors as well.
  14. Thread: Hey from NC

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    Welcome from Charlotte

    Welcome from Charlotte
  15. I hope you find some free time soon :) It was...

    I hope you find some free time soon :)

    It was good yo.
    And yes those miles pack a lot into them. Slows you down to enjoy the scenery.
  16. Appreciate you watching, especially the bad hair...

    Appreciate you watching, especially the bad hair parts.




    Roughly 3 hours, maybe just over 3 miles distance. That includes river lollygagging, hair modeling, etc.
    I originally planned this...
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    Welcome to the forums Jim. I did some indoor...

    Welcome to the forums Jim.
    I did some indoor hanging to get my gear dialed in also. It helped quite a bit.
    Though my wife asked if everything was ok between us when I went off to the garage to...
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    walkinslow - you could also create a post titled...

    walkinslow - you could also create a post titled something like "Anybody near Jax that can help out a Thru Hiker asap?"... seems like there might be some in the area that would be willing to take a...
  19. Here's the elevation chart in case anybody wants...

    Here's the elevation chart in case anybody wants to consider this trip in the future.

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  20. Appreciate you taking the time to watch...

    Appreciate you taking the time to watch Carolinasbackpacker

    Ha! I'm always modeling my hair, not sure why I didn't think of sharing before.

    It was pretty easy turn to miss that one. You can...
  21. I'm looking at a new PC myself.. going to be...

    I'm looking at a new PC myself.. going to be pulling the trigger on a GoPro 4 Silver soon (at least that is the plan).
    The lift ticket is from Winterplace... that seems to be our go-to area (not...
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    You crazy northerners! I like looking at these...

    You crazy northerners!
    I like looking at these pics but can't ever see myself out in these conditions.
  23. Great pics and trip report Markr6. Not sure how...

    Great pics and trip report Markr6.
    Not sure how I missed this one last week but fun to see it today.
  24. I hope you survived the blizzard. We got some...

    I hope you survived the blizzard. We got some ice, enough to be annoying. Thanks for watching.

    Hi Firebird, always appreciate you watching. It was a fun trip. Little more elevation gain/loss...
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    That is great MDSH. Congrats on both accounts -...

    That is great MDSH. Congrats on both accounts - the wedding and their love of ham mocking and the outdoors.
  26. We'd be happy to have you. More than enough room...

    We'd be happy to have you. More than enough room - trees as far as the eye can see, so no worries there.
  27. [QUOTE=Hotlips;1411805] Visionarylion - I'd be...

    Visionarylion - I'd be happy to bring some ingredients, just let me know what.
  28. I agree about Gorge time. And thanks for...

    I agree about Gorge time. And thanks for watching flatline.
  29. Thanks RB - it was a great way to spend the day....

    Thanks RB - it was a great way to spend the day.

    We do have fun 2ply :)

    It's a fun area to explore, just plan for things taking longer than they normally do.

    I agree ofuros - great...
  30. Video: Linville Gorge day hike - Cabin/LGT/Bynum

    My daughter Natalie & I hiked in the Linville Gorge on Valentine's day.
    The trip started out sunny with blue skies, then the temps started to drop, skies got gray, and we got a few flurries.
    I was...
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    Nice job getting out (and surviving) the cold NC...

    Nice job getting out (and surviving) the cold NC temps.
    My daughter and I were thinking of backpacking, but I didn't feel like testing the lower end of my gear.
    I don't have any hennessey...
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    Looked like a great hike. I like that part about...

    Looked like a great hike. I like that part about letting the day warm up first. That's what we did this past Saturday as well.
    I'm sure Jenna enjoyed the trip.
  33. There were two random items on the spreadsheet...

    There were two random items on the spreadsheet that were in blank rows.

    The column "Potluck Supper Saturday" had a couple items toward the bottom.. Are the still needed?
    two 20oz can of diced...
  34. I added you & Phantom to the spreadsheet. ...

    I added you & Phantom to the spreadsheet.


    And I added myself & 1 more.
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    Great video Brucie. Just watched it... My...

    Great video Brucie. Just watched it... My morning viewing turned into an evening plan after I got a day hike in. I had to get my knees feeling like yours to get the full movie effect. Better than...
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    Welcome from Charlotte. Hammocks and Linville...

    Welcome from Charlotte.
    Hammocks and Linville are likes peas and carrots.
    Enjoy the trails, and hope your wife enjoys her new hammock.
  37. Hope you find somebody to go with.

    Hope you find somebody to go with.
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    Oh I'm jealous, wish I was a little closer to the...

    Oh I'm jealous, wish I was a little closer to the mountains like you.
    Enjoy it out there in the mountains.
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    I think I'll save this for.morning when I've got...

    I think I'll save this for.morning when I've got my coffee. Give me something to look forward to.
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    I had the same problem...then my next hammock w/o...

    I had the same problem...then my next hammock w/o a net included the knotty mod. Problem solved.
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    Here's what I did. I got a superfly tarp, and...

    Here's what I did.
    I got a superfly tarp, and all those questions were running thru my head as well.
    Continuous ridgeline, over or under, or just the ends...how long should the ridge line be, etc....
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    I can see that happening. Good info for those...

    I can see that happening. Good info for those weighing whether to seam seal or not.
  43. I don't recall... Seems the spring hang is...

    I don't recall... Seems the spring hang is similar to fall in numbers if that helps.
    Last spring was an anomaly, as Lake Yates formed and some people left early.
  44. You don't need much else. Well don't forget the...

    You don't need much else.
    Well don't forget the lawn chair :)

    Hope your schedule works out.
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    When it comes to my sleep and shelter, I'll...

    When it comes to my sleep and shelter, I'll happily take a bit of weight penalty to sleep good and stay dry.
    Go look at the other 37 items in your pack to drop weight.
    Heck, just weigh the crap we...
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    Mine dripped and ran down the inside of the tarp...

    Mine dripped and ran down the inside of the tarp in that scenario, but since my hammock was not under the pull outs, no impact to me.

    Did your stuff get wet?
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    For me, the deciding factor to seal the pull outs...

    For me, the deciding factor to seal the pull outs was water dripping on my head as I sat under the tarp in porch mode to make hot chocolate during a prolonged thunderstorm.
    And I agree it wasn't...
  48. Miyanc and I hard at work preparing wood for the...

    Miyanc and I hard at work preparing wood for the hang (or most likely tonight).
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  49. Thread: Cuben Fiber

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    Wait...you have experience sleeping on boars? :)

    Wait...you have experience sleeping on boars? :)
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    Group hangs help if you can find one. That way...

    Group hangs help if you can find one. That way you can see different setups all at once. Bit easier than just forum reading.
    Good luck
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