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    Havent tried on this fix, but in past attempts to...

    Havent tried on this fix, but in past attempts to attach Duct Tape to Sil, It didn't even act like it was going to stick. I have silicone & scrap sil nylon & that does work. Hence the Palace being...
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    The "Palace" is to be (semi)retired.

    I got out of bed AM yesterday, noticed 8 tiny holes in my tarp. It looks like my tarp,,,,, evaporated at those places. My tarp is over 9 years old & used A LOT, so I'm not surprised,, just sad....
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    I've only dong just over 900 miles of the AT,...

    I've only dong just over 900 miles of the AT, about 500 of that with a hammock. My one suggestion, & this will add a bit of weight, get a longer suspension than you think you need. I can go to about...
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    11 foot??? That's tiny :-) Mine is 13.5' by 10' &...

    11 foot??? That's tiny :-) Mine is 13.5' by 10' & I use it all year round. Yes, I can close mine TIGHT! AND, still have room to move around If I so choose.
    I love my tarp, will not ever give it up,...
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    Not a kilt wearer. She says "HI al!!l"

    Not a kilt wearer. She says "HI al!!l"
  6. WOW, looked like FUN!!! My Grandson turns 9 next...

    WOW, looked like FUN!!! My Grandson turns 9 next year, will show him the video & see if he wants to do a similar hike. Looks like you had perfect weather for it. & having been there several times, I...
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    Another convert added :-)

    Finally, after years (about 11) of REFUSING to even TRY (as in Lay in) my hammock, my wife finally bought a hammock on her own. Yesterday I set it up with a ridgeline & Whoopie Sling suspension: Went...
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    A neighbor 3 houses S of me, lost a HUGE &...

    A neighbor 3 houses S of me, lost a HUGE & Beautiful Ash 2 years ago, now my (Much younger, less beautiful) Ash is dying. I give it to the end of 2017, , , , if it lives that long.
    Driving by a...
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    Thanks that helps a lot!!!

    Thanks that helps a lot!!!
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    A few things. Ist a question: What do we / you...

    A few things. Ist a question: What do we / you use to dilute the TSC stuff? I'm guessing water, but want to be sure. Question 1B: IF I want a gallon of 0.5, how much "water" do I add to how much TSC...
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    Last Tuesday AM (I guess, the wind didn't pick up...

    Last Tuesday AM (I guess, the wind didn't pick up till around 2) a perfectly healthy LOOKING tree, fell in to my yard from my back neighbors yard. Had I been sleeping where I usually do, it would...
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    I currently have 3. One in need of a new set of...

    I currently have 3. One in need of a new set of zippers that I will someday send to Zipper Queen to get fixed. My (temporary) replacement for that hammock & a "spare" I have owned about 6 - 7,...
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    Stuff that makes HAMMOCKING easier: Dutch clips...

    Stuff that makes HAMMOCKING easier: Dutch clips on my suspension. Figure 9s for my tarp.
    Stuff that makes Hammocking nicer: MP3 player & earphones (plus a spare set of earphones), fleece pillow case...
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    I have "Cooked" under my tarp prolly 4 or 5...

    I have "Cooked" under my tarp prolly 4 or 5 times, last time I was 100% sure there was a bear less than 50 miles from me, & pretty sure there was bears within 10, & very likely closer. I "freezer bag...
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    Nah, I barely woke up to being sniffed! Slept...

    Nah, I barely woke up to being sniffed! Slept through the rock being moved, was "walking on air" for about 2 hrs after seeing my first wild bear,. :-)

    Not a bear encounter as such, but the one...
  16. Thread: AT thru hike?

    by Doctari
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    In the Smokies (as mentioned above) you MUST stay...

    In the Smokies (as mentioned above) you MUST stay in a shelter if there is room, AND: You must ONLY stay at/in shelter areas or designated campsites (On the AT the only designated campsite is at the...
  17. Thread: Extensions

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    The straps for my Whoopies are 8' long, I nearly...

    The straps for my Whoopies are 8' long, I nearly cut them down to around 6', but something told me to wait till the end of my last trip to decide, I was so glad I waited, found ONE site to hang from...
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    Because my tarp is so big,,, OK, Huge, my hammock...

    Because my tarp is so big,,, OK, Huge, my hammock gear weighs a bit more than my tent gear. by about 1.25 Lbs. If I switch to a smaller tarp, I may break even. Like almost everyone else, I do it for...
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    I always thought the "Just tie it to a tree"...

    I always thought the "Just tie it to a tree" instructions were a bit,,,,,,, stupid. I'll be getting one for my next long hike, but will do the PCT hang of my food bag anyway, sort of a double...
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    Sorry to say, but it is (mostly) true: there are...

    Sorry to say, but it is (mostly) true: there are 2 types of hangers, those who have fallen, & those that will fall. :-)
    I'm not surprised at the service from Warbonnet, Brandon is good people.
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    I have a very high tolerance of cold, yet I...

    I have a very high tolerance of cold, yet I rarely go the night ANY below 70 without my UQ, & usually even above 70, it is hung with a gap (8" or so) just to keep the breeze off my back. AND, I hang...
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    LOTS of hanging sites at both locations. I hung...

    LOTS of hanging sites at both locations. I hung inside Overmountain with a bit of ,,,,, inventiveness. Was through there in 2008.
    Have a good trip!!!
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    My latest "scary moment" was last year, mid may...

    My latest "scary moment" was last year, mid may in VA on the AT. I woke up to someone sniffing near my head,,, Opened one eye, yelled "NO, GO AWAY!!!" heard a few rapid steps of something without...
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    Plans finally in place, hitting the trail at...

    Plans finally in place, hitting the trail at Walker gap AM 4/21/16, and heading north! Cranky Bear has agreed to accompany me! Should be fun!!!!!
    I'm going to be a bit lighter both in gear carried...
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    I'm going hiking.

    The Plan is to hit the AT in southern VA sometime in April, hike about 150 miles to Waynesboro & drive home.
    This is to "fix" the hike I attempted last year, so have one 45 mile "Yellow Blaze"...
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    I've never had a suspension failure per-se, but I...

    I've never had a suspension failure per-se, but I have "gone to ground" a few times. ALWAYS operator error, as In I screwed up.
    There is a saying among us hangers: "There are 2 types of hammockers,...
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    I don't do Facebook, but I'm in Ohio. I did...

    I don't do Facebook, but I'm in Ohio.
    I did join the book of faces, but got bored quickly & never went back. Don't even remember where what or how.
  28. Maybe, just maybe next year, we shouldn't pray so...

    Maybe, just maybe next year, we shouldn't pray so hard for snow. I wish I could have been there, work interfered, & right now I'm home "under the weather" so even had I ben able to go, would not have...
  29. FYI for those going to Thomas Knob SH, there...

    FYI for those going to Thomas Knob SH, there APPEAR to be 2 privys, there are not, one is nearly demolished, the other is closest to the shelter.
    Water is behind the shelter in a fenced in area, it...
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    Welcome aboard! I'll be passing thru your area...

    Welcome aboard! I'll be passing thru your area (again) on the AT in May(ish) I'll wave in your general direction as I go by. :-)
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    Done & done! At least if you count the number of...

    Done & done!
    At least if you count the number of times I'm in the back yard. I'm out at least 3 days a month, year round, in SW Ohio. No pictures, I never think of that.
    Cold in winter, you need...
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    A good rule of thumb I use to start, with the...

    A good rule of thumb I use to start, with the important part being "TO START"
    As stated above, simply raise the foot end of your hammock, I START with (when getting a new hammock) & don't be...
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    Due to wanting to repeat (Improve) this years...

    Due to wanting to repeat (Improve) this years section hike on the AT & having limited funds for hiking, Ill be at neither winter hang.
    BUT a suggestion for those planning on attending this hike who...
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    Nearly full time, I don't hammock when I got to...

    Nearly full time, I don't hammock when I got to work next day (get up at 0400 7 of 14 days) as its too easy to not get up AM. I do have one in the house, but I can't get it slung right due to space...
  35. Thread: Orange?

    by Doctari
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    I like that the name stayed the same. That is...

    I like that the name stayed the same.
    That is the full list of the "Upgrade" that I like. The rest S***S! Everything else was a waste of time & is VERY annoying, hard to navigate & etc!

    Yea, I...
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    Sorry, that message is a,,, forward from Charlie,...

    Sorry, that message is a,,, forward from Charlie, the lead maintainer at RRG. The first few times I posted them I said so, this time I got lazy. :D

    I think I can answer your questions though: The...
  37. I use straps & buckles. And, sorry for the vague...

    I use straps & buckles. And, sorry for the vague answer: "Because"
    I tried to come up with a real reason, would like to say "I don't like Whoopies" or whatever. But that's not true. I do like my...
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    Nice pics. Every trip to RRG has been fantastic...

    Nice pics. Every trip to RRG has been fantastic for me!

    May be me, but I got a LOT of Picture "Moved or deleted" so????
    :D

    For fans of the gorge, check out: THIS & help out the maintainers.
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    RRG trail maint. in March:

    "Hey Trail Crew,


    The March Outing is upon us in just a couple weeks. I hope everybody is itching to get out into woods; these recent warm days are giving me cabin fever. The...
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    Yea, the cold sucks! And, there would be little...

    Yea, the cold sucks! And, there would be little difference in leaving them on a tree as opposed to in your pack while hiking.
    My Whoopies (Dynema, but the older stuff) seem to get slippery as they...
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    So, are you sure you typed your age correctly? I...

    So, are you sure you typed your age correctly? I think forty one is "41", not "14" :D

    Just saying: You are a good journalist for you years! And I've only read the first couple of months so far....
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    The cold affects EVERYTHING! Plastic, don't...

    The cold affects EVERYTHING!
    Plastic, don't care what latest & greatest it is, gets stiff, it is (in my experience) the flexibility that holds the bury in place. SO: I always tie a "safety hitch"...
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    Me too! I signed off about 30 minutes ago...

    Me too!
    I signed off about 30 minutes ago having signed on without issue & now I get that message.
  44. Thread: Snoring

    by Doctari
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    Poll: I got ear plugs! I snore, "Like a freight...

    I got ear plugs!
    I snore, "Like a freight train" I'm told, or even more,,,, embarrassing, if I could be embarrassed: "I couldn't hear the freight train because of your snoring"

    As Y. C. says, I...
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    We Hammockers have been called a cult before:...

    We Hammockers have been called a cult before: Victoria Logue does so in at least two of her recent books.
    I almost have to agree with her:
    We have "meetings" in secluded places.
    We have our own...
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    My wife hates pink for herself, but she really...

    My wife hates pink for herself, but she really liked that full pink hammock.
    I would love to get her one, but she would never use it. To the point of: ALL of the pink items in our house are Mine!*...
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    AHH, I remember that conversation with someone...

    AHH, I remember that conversation with someone else, it was at Trail Days a few years ago. Groundling was adamant he would never give up his tent "EVER!!!"
    Finally after day 3, he tried Coffee's...
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    Yes, I'm signed up to the SW Ohio group, seems...

    Yes, I'm signed up to the SW Ohio group, seems that it's all NOOBS. And even the leaders,,,, I question their routes & stuff.
    I may someday join them on a hike just to see if my opinions are well...
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    Plus 1. Even with the phenomenal memory most...

    Plus 1.

    Even with the phenomenal memory most your age have: WRITE IT DOWN! WRITE IT ALL DOWN! For you will soon find that those "Forever memories" are solidly etched in vapor! Also, a brief...
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    A 6 year old Thrued the AT with his parents (He...

    A 6 year old Thrued the AT with his parents (He turned 7 on the trail I believe, he's now over 21).
    I met a 8 year old with her dad on the AT, were doing a 19 mile day on a extended Section hike.
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