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    Welcome from the mid state. Used to live in...

    Welcome from the mid state. Used to live in Hiawassee and I sure miss it. Maybe see ya at a group hang one day.
  2. Just up the road in Forsyth.

    Just up the road in Forsyth.
  3. Good for you and your son!!! Lots of sound advice...

    Good for you and your son!!! Lots of sound advice here and appears your are your way to outfitting your son well. He will enjoy hiking and camping Pine Mountain. It's a great place to learn. Welcome...
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    Hey there from next door. :jj:

    Hey there from next door. :jj:
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    Hey there and welcome. Former resident of...

    Hey there and welcome. Former resident of Hiawassee now stuck in the middle of the state. I miss those hills.
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    Thanks for doing the video and sharing the inside...

    Thanks for doing the video and sharing the inside of HG. Makes you appreciate your gear more. That ain't your mama's sewing machine. Sounds like a mini gun with a suppressor. Not sure what kind of...
  7. If you are heading to AT in Georgia!!!!!!!

    Read a post on this board of someone planning to begin an AT thru hike in a week +/-. Saw this email on another board today that might be helpful. There was quite a bit of ice in the Springer area. ...
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    Howdy and welcome to the madness.

    Howdy and welcome to the madness.
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    Tarp flyz!!! Makes putting my tarp up and...

    Tarp flyz!!! Makes putting my tarp up and adjusting it easier than getting it out of the pack.
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    These work well with Zing-it and Dynaglide. Can...

    These work well with Zing-it and Dynaglide. Can also find them at a fly fishing shop that sells fly tying supplies.
    http://www.amazon.com/Fly-Shack-Leg-Knot-Tool/dp/B009SAOVDA...
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    Thanks guys! Your right about hanging from a...

    Thanks guys! Your right about hanging from a typically framed interior wall. I'm actually attaching to two corners on the exterior of my house that is framed with doubled 2x6 and sided with 1" thick...
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    Thanks for all the info. I had originally...

    Thanks for all the info. I had originally intended to buy a couple of Metolius hangers but everywhere I looked on line, the cost of shipping was about twice the cost of the two hangers. Finally just...
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    Derek Hansen's "Ultimate Hang", Shug"s novice...

    Derek Hansen's "Ultimate Hang", Shug"s novice videos, and most any of the stickies at the beginning of each topic area on the forum will certainly shorten your learning curve. Add to that an unending...
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    Not planning on it unless the wife sabotages my...

    Not planning on it unless the wife sabotages my hangers.
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    I had not seen the ENO hanger kit and you're...

    I had not seen the ENO hanger kit and you're right. It's nothing but bolt on climbing hangers. I've load tested some bolted hangers but never on an overhang. Actually I would be more concerned with...
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    Climbing hangers

    I'm sure I have read a thread about using bolt on climbing hangers to hang a hammock indoors but I cannot find it again. Anybody have any experience, good or bad, using hangers indoors. The only...
  17. Thread: Howdy!

    by Deadwood
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    Welcome from Middle Georgia and welcome to the...

    Welcome from Middle Georgia and welcome to the asylum!
  18. Thread: Dabbler

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    Chum you have started something. We need to plan...

    Chum you have started something. We need to plan a Dabblers Hang. Might not accomplish much but we would never run out of things to talk about.
  19. Thread: Dabbler

    by Deadwood
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    Welcome to the best place to dabble in something...

    Welcome to the best place to dabble in something new. I too am a dabbler and started dabbling with hammocks just over a year ago. Thank your student please because I always felt I was just ADHD but...
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    I like it!!! On another note, your pics and...

    I like it!!!

    On another note, your pics and some of Shug's videos really make me want to visit Minnesota and the BW. Talked about going many times but never made the trip. Thanks for sharing some...
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    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thum...

    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
    You have now given me excuses to use on the wife for all my Dutch bling :tonguesmilie::tonguesmilie::tonguesmilie:
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    Brilliant! And I like the name. :thumbup:

    Brilliant! And I like the name. :thumbup:
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    In this day and age of whiz bang and zippity doo...

    In this day and age of whiz bang and zippity doo dah gifts for Christmas, you sir have received a true gift. One that came from the heart and has brought joy to both giver and recipient. Thanks for...
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    Stand by for lots of replies and opinions. There...

    Stand by for lots of replies and opinions. There is nothing wrong with ENO but the short answer is, yes you can do better weight wise than 4 pounds :boggle:. Read some more, check the cottage...
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    Dutch does it again. I have wondered when someone...

    Dutch does it again. I have wondered when someone would start selling this stuff as a piece good. Another order forthcoming!:thumbup:
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    FWIW, I have the long incubator and at 6'3" it...

    FWIW, I have the long incubator and at 6'3" it covers me from head to toe. If you are counting grams/oz for backpacking maybe look at the regular. I carry mine backpacking but mostly camp at our farm...
  27. Thread: Sorry

    by Deadwood
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    I usually get my Dutchware before I know I want...

    I usually get my Dutchware before I know I want it. Stuff happens and I'm in no hurry. It ain't like I don't have any other stuff to play with. If moving mine back will help any others get their...
  28. I'm new to this so I don't have a lot of...

    I'm new to this so I don't have a lot of experience. I use flyz on a split ring on each end of my tarp and Dutch hooks on my lash it. So far I can't find anything I don't like about the setup.
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    My incubator has the new suspension and is the...

    My incubator has the new suspension and is the same way. I thought I was just lucky and everything fit perfect out of the box. I did monkey with the small shock cord that cinches up the ends a little...
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    I don't think it matters but will leave that to...

    I don't think it matters but will leave that to some others that know. Heck, I'm the one that drowned my hammock! After watching the video I used pieces of scrap zing it I had and the problem was...
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    It has been raining on and off all day and after...

    It has been raining on and off all day and after watching the video provided by gmcttr, I made some adjustments and think I have most of the problem resolved. First mistake was not having a water...
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    My tarp is hung with two pieces of Zing-it...

    My tarp is hung with two pieces of Zing-it connected to tarp keys at each end of the tarp. No continuous ridgeline.
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    Not only do I believe in testing, I picked one of...

    Not only do I believe in testing, I picked one of the worst storms we have had in a while. A couple of inches of rain and lots of wind.
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    I think this was the biggest problem. Thanks!

    I think this was the biggest problem. Thanks!
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    Test Failure! Help!

    I finally was able to "create" a place to test my gear since I don't have suitable trees on my property for hanging. I have only camped/backpacked in nice weather so far and wanted to test my gear...
  36. Thread: Hello from SC

    by Deadwood
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    Welcome to HF and to information overload!

    Welcome to HF and to information overload!
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    Ain't it wonderful!

    Ain't it wonderful!
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    As said, this is the best attitude you could...

    As said, this is the best attitude you could have. My hiking partner, from 30 years ago, would plan hikes and I would then cut them by 1/3 and still they were too much. All I remember about them now...
  39. I've always just thrown a tshirt or light fleece...

    I've always just thrown a tshirt or light fleece loosely over my head and face. That has held me down into the teens. If it ever gets "Shug Cold" around here, I'm heading south. Key West at least.
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    Welcome to another Georgian! There seems to be...

    Welcome to another Georgian! There seems to be some growing relationship between scouting and hammocks. Thank you for your commitment to scouting and what it does for young men.
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    Welcome from another Ga. boy. As a much older guy...

    Welcome from another Ga. boy. As a much older guy I gave up camping, unless it was in an RV, many years ago. A friend turned me onto HF and I haven't looked back. Went on my first backpacking trip in...
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    The Ga. section is as good a start as it gets....

    The Ga. section is as good a start as it gets. About 80 miles in Ga. with a lot of ups and downs. Everybody is different on how far they hike obviously but the trail crosses lots of roads in Ga...
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    Beautiful! Can't believe the skeeters didn't...

    Beautiful! Can't believe the skeeters didn't drain you dry.
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    We did two nights on the Pine Mtn Trail south of...

    We did two nights on the Pine Mtn Trail south of LaGrange.
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    Back in the saddle

    I went on my first backpacking trip in years this weekend,and my first with my hammock. I have had low back problems for 40 years and backpacking has always been something of a torture test for me....
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    I've got the long incubator and once I tuck...

    I've got the long incubator and once I tuck myself in per the Shugmeister's instructions, I'm snug as a bug in a big rug for the night!
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    Wishing you a fast and full recovery!

    Wishing you a fast and full recovery!
  48. Gotta love WB stuff! Unbelievable campsite. Like...

    Gotta love WB stuff! Unbelievable campsite. Like it all but the skeeters. They look like small cousins to those we have in South Ga.
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    That looks like a nice night out!

    That looks like a nice night out!
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    Howdy Mate! Welcome to our insanity.:boggle:

    Howdy Mate! Welcome to our insanity.:boggle:
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