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    It's getting to that time of year where it is...

    It's getting to that time of year where it is going to be unpleasantly hot to hike here. Would anyone be up for a river canoe/kayak trip over the 4th of July weekend? I'm out of NOLA and would be...
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    Do you need the weather shield? Are you still...

    Do you need the weather shield? Are you still using that huge tarp? Removing it will let the UQ breath.
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    I found a 50% off to Jo Ann Fabrics that keeps...

    I found a 50% off to Jo Ann Fabrics that keeps renewing. Just google Jo Ann Fabric's coupon. No need to print, they can scan your smart phone.
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    It does seem about that time. Heading to the...

    It does seem about that time. Heading to the boundary waters in June but free after Mardi Gras. Anything in the works?
  5. Thread: Long Trail

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    2nd the check for the mud and the bugs. I was...

    2nd the check for the mud and the bugs. I was through there in August one year (great swimming to be had) on the AT parts, and the northern 80 miles in October. A couple had canoes you could...
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    Not sure on the filter, but the empty water...

    Not sure on the filter, but the empty water bladder is ok. I see a lot of people bringing empty water bottles and filling them not to pay airport prices. I doubt the spork. A lot of restaurants...
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    I flown a few times with gear and a lot with...

    I flown a few times with gear and a lot with work. Only had bag issues getting there once. Thankfully only work and not for fun.....

    When I fly with other people I break up the gear between the...
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    How about a hike in there? We can stay at the...

    How about a hike in there? We can stay at the campsite the Friday night and hike in somewhere for Saturday night. Then hike out on Sunday.
  9. Thread: Hypothermia

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    You did the right thing my friend. Everyone...

    You did the right thing my friend. Everyone always second guesses things. Anymore I am usually the first one to call it if things don't feel right. Always better to call it and get a good story...
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    Down jacket. I sleep with part of it under...

    Down jacket.

    I sleep with part of it under my head and the rest pulled over top, similar to the draft cover on a sleeping bag. Works for me when I don't want to wear a hat.
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    I had a great time catching up and meeting new...

    I had a great time catching up and meeting new people. I did learn that I need to work on the winter footwear for next time. Then again that is the most snow and cold since I hiked in since the...
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    I'll bring some marshmallows and smores. ...

    I'll bring some marshmallows and smores. Wouldn't be the same without.
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    I will keep up with the date and try if I can. ...

    I will keep up with the date and try if I can. Seems like I always have something going on when this is setup. The fall one was the week after my wedding and was sick in the spring. April and May...
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    Trial and error works well for getting it just...

    Trial and error works well for getting it just right for you. Get a long piece of cheap fabric and trim or fold it until you have the fit you like. If in doubt erroring to the wider end will leave...
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    Looks great. I made the box baffle design you...

    Looks great. I made the box baffle design you did, baffles length wise, and baffles width wise. The box baffle is my favorite. I just eye balled what would look nice with the baffle size.

    One a...
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    Thanks it will be good to see everyone again. ...

    Thanks it will be good to see everyone again. It's been too long and thankfully I'm not traveling as much as I used to with work.

    Is there anything else that is needed for the potluck? Planning...
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    Sticky: I used to think it matters but probably not...

    I used to think it matters but probably not enough on which color where for most of us to notice. No hard facts, just a feeling.

    My last set of quilts were the same green on both sides.

    Glad...
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    Looks like I will finally be able to make one of...

    Looks like I will finally be able to make one of these. Flying into Tri-city airport around 11 am on Friday if anyone wants to share a ride. Going to have to dig out the warm clothes. Got into the...
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    I was up that way earlier this year. Some good...

    I was up that way earlier this year. Some good hiking. I did learn not to try and drive up any of the forest service roads in a Chevy S10, good 4x4 needed. Also water was in short supply and...
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    I hate to say it, but I have to back out of...

    I hate to say it, but I have to back out of coming. I finally went to the doctor and found out I have bronchitis and a sinus infection. Hate to miss this, I was looking forward to meeting everyone...
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    I have a couple extra UQ's I'll bring along. The...

    I have a couple extra UQ's I'll bring along. The WAT is a bit of a drive, not planning on getting in until late.
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    Thanks to Jazilla for the PM. Myself and...

    Thanks to Jazilla for the PM.

    Myself and River will be making the drive up from New Orleans. Can't wait to get out and see everyone again. Been too long since I made a hangout. Was planning on...
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    Sticky: I'm happy to see people are still using these...

    I'm happy to see people are still using these directions.

    Earlier this year I made a couple new quilts. I made one with baffles parallel to the hammock and one with the box baffle design. The...
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    I used the same UQ. A thicker one can be hung...

    I used the same UQ. A thicker one can be hung lower in warm weather. No good way to get around 2 setups without a lot of extra weight in the warm parts. Nothing wrong with bouncing stuff ahead.
    ...
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    Makes some quilts now myself for the first time...

    Makes some quilts now myself for the first time in a few years for an upcoming trip. I think considering really cheap fabric I had laying around I am still around $120 dollars a quilt. With two...
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    Looks nice but I think I am going to break out in...

    Looks nice but I think I am going to break out in a rash.
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    I ordered 750 grey goose down from them a couple...

    I ordered 750 grey goose down from them a couple years ago. Really good deal compared to other sources. I contacted them a couple weeks ago for my next projects and was told they only import large...
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    Sticky: I'm about to make another set of quits. The 2 I...

    I'm about to make another set of quits. The 2 I made are nearing the end of their lifes. They don't loft as much as they used it. But I got a couple hundred uses out of them.

    There is a Speer...
  29. Well put. I would still like to see this happen....

    Well put. I would still like to see this happen. Trying for another weekend, but not sure of anything yet.
  30. Well, I hate it say it but once again work is...

    Well, I hate it say it but once again work is getting in the way. I have to back out on that weekend. I'll know tuesday if I can make it another one. I'll that said they can make it decide if they...
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    I had one chew on a tree a few feet away from me....

    I had one chew on a tree a few feet away from me. I was hanging right next to the water. It was a strange sound to wake up to. After I realized it wasn't the tree I was tied to, I thought it was a...
  32. I'm looking forward to getting a close up look at...

    I'm looking forward to getting a close up look at your BMW. I'm thinking my next bike is going to be a classic BMW, Triumph, or BSA. Just waiting until I live somewhere with a garage.
  33. Looking at the posts it looks like: Place:...

    Looking at the posts it looks like:

    Place: Tail of the Dragon
    Date: Weekend of Oct 2nd.

    That just leaves where to camp. Here are the suggestions in the thread. I'll go off of everyone else's...
  34. Good idea, once we decide where we are staying...

    Good idea, once we decide where we are staying people can post their route and see if they can meet up on the way.
  35. How does the weekend of Oct 2nd sound? Trying to...

    How does the weekend of Oct 2nd sound? Trying to fit it in when my girl friend and I can both take a 4 days weekend.
  36. Are there any National Park Campgrounds in the...

    Are there any National Park Campgrounds in the area worth looking into?
  37. Can rule of that place. Can say I feel the same...

    Can rule of that place. Can say I feel the same with when I have a bad experience places.
  38. How does late September or early October sound? ...

    How does late September or early October sound? I would like to see the fall colors. But do not want to wait until it gets too cold.

    Does everyone want to deal with the crowds of people or find...
  39. Looks like the Dragon, sometime this fall. ...

    Looks like the Dragon, sometime this fall.

    Watching you ride up in a kilt on a harley would be worth the price of admission.:scared:
  40. Sounds like a great trip. Been eyeing that...

    Sounds like a great trip. Been eyeing that trail. Want to do that trip some time.
  41. Looks like the Dragon has it. I was thinking...

    Looks like the Dragon has it. I was thinking about staying away from the holiday weekend. Don't want to fight the crowds.

    I have a buddy that went up there last year and talked about a...
  42. Anyone Interested in a Motorcycle Rideout Hangout

    Looking at the forums there seems to be more and more people that ride here. Anyone interested in getting together for a weekend of riding and a hangout? We could make a central place and hangout...
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    That does look interesting, but I would be afraid...

    That does look interesting, but I would be afraid to use it. My speed triple is short like is being said. Plus I have thoughts on bending something or having it fall on me.
  44. Thread: 2 Up

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    Good like. Been thinking about it off and on and...

    Good like. Been thinking about it off and on and can't come up with a win win idea. Now we just find 2 really close trees. I like to sleep close, but I get a better nights sleep solo in the...
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    Awesome pics. Thinking about taking another long...

    Awesome pics. Thinking about taking another long trip in a year or so. Did the 650 have problems verses the 1200? Been debating about what off road long distance bike to get.
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    Sleep on the ground, all the cool kids are!!! ...

    Sleep on the ground, all the cool kids are!!!

    Bob Peoples had Yogi's book on the PCT out. All the Southbounders were commenting on it in all the registers. The PCT is on my extended list of...
  47. Thanks for the correction. Learned today my...

    Thanks for the correction.

    Learned today my trip got pushed until early next year. I can never plan too much with this job. Will keep you posted. Would be fun to make it to a winter hang there....
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    Awesome trip. You have me thinking about doing...

    Awesome trip. You have me thinking about doing another motorcycle trip next year. Too bad dual sport tires won't go well on my speed triple. Although I did order the Ventura rack system this week.
  49. When is the campout planned for? I'm headed back...

    When is the campout planned for? I'm headed back to Norway in October. Not sure of the dates yet, but I'll have 2 or 3 weekends to play with. Been thinking about heading to the north coast of...
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    Looks like a blast. Got me thinking about the...

    Looks like a blast. Got me thinking about the next bike trip. After my hike a couple weeks ago I am starting to like BLM areas over the park service.
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