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    Was curious how this is shaping up? Being that...

    Was curious how this is shaping up? Being that it's easter weekend, It's not good for me so I won't be able to make it. I'll probably try to put in a local over-night hang.

    Gideon
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    You guys are killing me. I'm traveling on...

    You guys are killing me. I'm traveling on business starting the 22nd! Won't be able to make this one.
    Gideon
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    Sounds good; I'll PM Skygzr and his wife and...

    Sounds good; I'll PM Skygzr and his wife and Hairbear!
    Gideon
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    Hi! April would be fantastic. Another forum...

    Hi! April would be fantastic. Another forum member lives up that way, Hairbear. I've wanted to head his way since he always drives a long ways to hike with those of us on the eastern side of the...
  5. Sorry guys, I'm going to be a wimp on this one! ...

    Sorry guys, I'm going to be a wimp on this one! I'm still on the road and won't be back until late Friday night. It's just too much and the weather report I just looked at has turned nasty with...
  6. I'm still planning on it. I may not be able to...

    I'm still planning on it. I may not be able to make it Friday evening as I'm traveling this week on business but if I can't, I'll be there bright and early Saturday morning to enjoy a cup of coffee...
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    You can order the size you'd like from a place...

    You can order the size you'd like from a place called the Foam Factory. You're looking for closed cell foam. The challenge with a full size pad is packing it for the hike. Personally I agree with...
  8. You're the man Disco! "A limerick :unsure: ?"...

    You're the man Disco!

    "A limerick :unsure: ?"

    Gideon
  9. Had my months wrong, I might be able to make...

    Had my months wrong, I might be able to make this; it'll depend on work so can't be sure but would love to make this one.

    Gideon
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    Some thoughts: -blow air pad won't work for the...

    Some thoughts:
    -blow air pad won't work for the feet, closed cell foam pad 1" thick is ideal if wide/long enough.
    -good advice about socks being layered but Not snug
    -good advice about hat; a...
  11. Great video and encouraging. I'm hoping to...

    Great video and encouraging. I'm hoping to combine my love of fishing, the outdoors, and hammocks with a kayak this spring. Saving those pennys and watching videos like yours to learn what I can!
    ...
  12. Thread: First Hang Ever

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    Amazing first go at it and with DIY gear to boot!...

    Amazing first go at it and with DIY gear to boot! Congratulations!
    Gideon
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    Trip Rpt; undisclosed, top secret location

    I probably shouldn't even share this but someone, besides myself, needs to know about this! Not too long ago, I was with a small group of fellow forum members; I won't name them for reasons that'll...
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    I've also noticed some "crushing" of the line...

    I've also noticed some "crushing" of the line from my speed hooks. I love them but in my opinion, it is causing wear and it's something you need to watch and replace at some point. The only other...
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    I'm envious of you guys, that'll be a great hike;...

    I'm envious of you guys, that'll be a great hike; great section of the OT and that's some really good mileage! Be safe!
    Gideon
  16. The trail is "Whites Creek". I'd recommend we...

    The trail is "Whites Creek". I'd recommend we hike it counterclockwise, starting at Camp 5 Pond trailhead. There's a pond at the start, a small stock pond 1/2 way through day one and we can camp by...
  17. On this one, you'd want to consider brining an...

    On this one, you'd want to consider brining an ultralight rod/reel to fish. Day two we're along the 11 point river. I've never fished that stretch but it's reported to have smallmouth, perhaps even...
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    I'm out; too much business travel for the next...

    I'm out; too much business travel for the next two weeks, have to do some things this weekend, sorry Mazen!! When I get back we'll have to plan something; perhaps around mid Feb?
    Gideon
  19. Wish I could be I'll be out of the country that...

    Wish I could be I'll be out of the country that week and the week after. Sounds like a really good plan! Great idea to combine a car camp night with two good long days. Could actually cook a great...
  20. It was a great hike. Good fellowship and...

    It was a great hike. Good fellowship and everyone got to really run their cold weather gear. MCGUNS didn't make it but he was the one who suggested Sam E. Baker and it was a good recommendation. ...
  21. Sorry Macpaks, wish i could but I won't get out...

    Sorry Macpaks, wish i could but I won't get out of work until late tonight.

    More bad news; Pyro is bailing on me/us!!!!!!!!! Apparently he got slammed with a lot of homework and has to knuckle...
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    I wanted to add another thought about cold...

    I wanted to add another thought about cold weather hammocking on a budget. I was thinking about your post and thought about this:
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    We have a group hang in Missouri this weekend. ...

    We have a group hang in Missouri this weekend. Low on Saturday should be 15-20; may not be anything for our friends further north but for us Missouri boys, it's right cold!!

    Looking forward to it...
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    Not sure if I can get out two weekends in a row...

    Not sure if I can get out two weekends in a row but I'd love to do this section! Have to see how work schedule looks; thanks for posting Mazen!
    Gideon
  25. Saturday at 10:00 for Pyro and I; late meeting at...

    Saturday at 10:00 for Pyro and I; late meeting at work on Friday.

    Disco has us heading to backpack camp 1 at the end of Mudlick but I've suggested we look at the three stone shelters on the way...
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    The only pad I ever used that kept me warm in the...

    The only pad I ever used that kept me warm in the winter time was 1" thick closed cell (black) that I purchased from the foam factory. I got it extra wide to wrap around my shoulders and extend to...
  27. At the very least, I'll hike back that way and...

    At the very least, I'll hike back that way and either meet you coming in on the Mudlick trail or at the trailhead proper! I think the tarpworms are going to be really great!
    Gideon
  28. Pyro and I will be there Saturday morning; can't...

    Pyro and I will be there Saturday morning; can't make Friday evening due to a business meeting.

    DCOFFMAN83; about what time do you think you'll arrive at the trail head? I can hike back that...
  29. Weather forecast today shows a 30% chance of snow...

    Weather forecast today shows a 30% chance of snow on Saturday! Wouldn't that be great? Snow would make this perfect, especially if the wind isn't so bad!

    Still not sure about Friday night but...
  30. Since Pyro has been irritating me lately, he gets...

    Since Pyro has been irritating me lately, he gets my 20 degree quilts; I get the zero degree set!😈

    Should be a good test of gear. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

    Gideon
  31. I'll have to check my schedule; if I can manage,...

    I'll have to check my schedule; if I can manage, Pyro and I will try to come down Friday evening as well. I'll know by tuesday.

    Pyro and I will be coming for sure regardless of weather.

    ...
  32. 12:00 isn't a problem DC; it's a short hike in...

    12:00 isn't a problem DC; it's a short hike in and we'll be an easy group to find! I hope your friend makes it; it'll be a great time but also a good chance for him to see a wide variety of...
  33. 11 days out and can't wait; was able to get out...

    11 days out and can't wait; was able to get out on a night hike/hang with a new friend to check out some of his DIY stuff; he'll be selling stuff withing a year or two (my prediction). Experiemented...
  34. First of all, thank you Papa Smurf, I spend last...

    First of all, thank you Papa Smurf, I spend last night out on a night hike/hang in the new hammock; your hammocks are simply the best I've tried. The Charcoal Gray HyperD fabric is really a great...
  35. it was my pleasure. We started our hike at 8:30...

    it was my pleasure. We started our hike at 8:30 pm in the dark. hiked the pickle creek trail (Hawn State Park) in to where we would normally hang but some ground dwellers has gotten there earlier. ...
  36. Hi DC; I might be able to pull this off. I'll...

    Hi DC; I might be able to pull this off. I'll send you a PM
    Gideon
  37. As you've seen by the responses, there's many...

    As you've seen by the responses, there's many options. It starts with the typical tree size where you'll be hanging. I do 90% of my hanging in SE Missouri which means a 5-6 foot tree strap is more...
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    The three you've mentioned are all decent,...

    The three you've mentioned are all decent, however, for a "one does it all", I'd go with a Hammock Gear cuben fiber with doors and I'd order it with a 1 ft longer ridgeline than their standard.
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  39. A suggestion for anyone thinking about ordering a Roaming Gnome

    First of all, I hope everyone had a great Christmas!

    I got a Roaming Gnome hammock from my family. It's a fantastic hammock and I think I'm really going to like the HyperD 1.6 fabric, however, I...
  40. Thread: Merry Christmas

    by Gideon
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    The same to you and yours and thank you; the...

    The same to you and yours and thank you; the hammock I'd ordered arrived on Christmas eve!
    Gideon
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    Roaming Gnome hammock; it arrived from Papa Smurf...

    Roaming Gnome hammock; it arrived from Papa Smurf on Christmas Eve; it goes up on the pole and tree in about an hour for a nap/test run! Running dutch speedhooks and tree huggers with dutch clip. ...
  42. Nice set up; first orange quilt I've ever seen;...

    Nice set up; first orange quilt I've ever seen; you'll be good in a rescue situation!

    Gideon
  43. That's a great shot and it's fantastic that the...

    That's a great shot and it's fantastic that the two of you can share a common interest!
    Gideon
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    They look good, especially that HyperD 1.6...

    They look good, especially that HyperD 1.6 charcoal gray single layer 10 footer! Oh, that's right, that's mine :cool: This is my Christmas present to me from my family. I have a set of Dutch's...
  45. I can appreciate the weather issues; I guess we...

    I can appreciate the weather issues; I guess we really never know until you get a week out. Seem's like, at that point, that you can get a feel for what's coming.
    I hope it works out for...
  46. I think this one is shaping up to be a good one! ...

    I think this one is shaping up to be a good one! I have a new hammock on the way and I'm building a new cook kit; one of our dogs literally ate the last one :sleep:

    Jac, aka "Pyro" will be there...
  47. That is nice Chris. Mine is being build as we...

    That is nice Chris. Mine is being build as we speak I agonized over colors; in the end I went with Gray. I figure it's neutral and will actually match my cuben fiber tarp well. I thought about...
  48. Gotta do some hiking?! Gideon

    Gotta do some hiking?!
    Gideon
  49. A question for you Twelve and any dream hammock...

    A question for you Twelve and any dream hammock owners, do you get in on the side that's opposite of the side tie out? That's what I'm thinking one would do.

    Gideon
  50. Hi Twelve; good looking hammock and thanks for...

    Hi Twelve; good looking hammock and thanks for the pics! I thought about black but thought it might be awfully hot in the summer. But then again, I'd have a tarp up on most occassions. I think the...
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