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    Alright folks, I've been holed up in hot springs...

    Alright folks, I've been holed up in hot springs waiting on some friends. We have the aarp gang back together and are headed out in the morning. If any of you are down this way the laughing heart...
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    Chillin at Fontana lodge heading out in the...

    Chillin at Fontana lodge heading out in the morning. The latest report is 4 inches on the mountain. Having a slight problem with my left foot right now but, it might as well cooperate because I can't...
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    At the noc doing a little stealth camping. Headed...

    At the noc doing a little stealth camping. Headed out to Fontana in the morning. Everything going good so far. Having a blast living the dream.
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    Made it to Franklin where we are taking a zero. I...

    Made it to Franklin where we are taking a zero. I got some new shoes from rob at outdoor 76 yesterday. Looking forward to see how they work. Still going slow to protect the body and enjoy every day...
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    Sorry couldn't find my last thread on my small phone

    Trip is going good. Lots of cool people and tough hiking. Going slow to protect the feet I'm in it for the long haul. Hopefully short miles will produce longer days in the future when the body...
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    Update from the trail

    Just a quick update for those who want to follow along. Made it to neels gap today. Had to zero at gooch shelter for bad weather with ice and high winds. Trip has been great so far. No blisters and...
  7. Thread: Gave my notice

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    Thanks for all the well wishes and such from all...

    Thanks for all the well wishes and such from all of the fine folks here on the forum. I'm currently cooling my heels in a hotel in Dahlonega, Ga. Awaiting a mid morning start. Due to fs rd 42 being...
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    Would like to keep the profile awesome with the...

    Would like to keep the profile awesome with the new password I created and use the email dean.dunlap@yahoo.com.
    Thanks.
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    Two profiles

    Granted I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, but....... All I want was to change my user name, pass word and email. Now I have two profiles. Can someone please correct this for me?
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    This is a great idea, I just bought a camera...

    This is a great idea, I just bought a camera yesterday. I might just have to try this. Thanks for the tip.
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    Probably what helped the most was pulling a bunch...

    Probably what helped the most was pulling a bunch of slack out of the primary suspension and tying a knot in it. This allowed the uq to snug up to my back and butt. Also, not tightening the ends to...
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    I'll just throw this out there and maybe someone...

    I'll just throw this out there and maybe someone can speak to it.
    I think some of my problem is hang angle or something. The reason I say this is, where I've been testing at home is kinda close and...
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    After almost 3 years on this site I finally met a...

    After almost 3 years on this site I finally met a fellow member in person. Gunner76 helped me dial in my uq, thanks gunner. He also gifted me a uqp for which I'm very grateful. Last night I slept in...
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    Thanks to all the folks here I think I'm on the...

    Thanks to all the folks here I think I'm on the right track. I spent 6 hours in the hammock last night with a 33 degree temp and a wind chill ( or real feel ) of 23 and was pretty comfortable. The...
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    Yeah I've tried to eliminate the easy stuff. The...

    Yeah I've tried to eliminate the easy stuff. The logo is in the right place. As far as the suspension goes the only adjustment is on the four corners ( secondary I think ) you tighten those to spread...
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    Pm sent Dutch. Thanks a million.

    Pm sent Dutch. Thanks a million.
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    Gunner, thanks for input. It's my back and butt...

    Gunner, thanks for input. It's my back and butt getting cold. I have a 20 degree Phoenix and I have watched all the videos and read all the post on adjustment and apparently I'm a idiot because I...
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    Not saying there is anything wrong with the uq I...

    Not saying there is anything wrong with the uq I believe it is quality gear. I have to assume it's 100% user error, it just sucks because I have no one to help me figure it out. Im leaving for the AT...
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    I think I figured it out

    Well I've had this spiffy new hg ug for a while now and I think I figured out how to make it keep me warm. You just have to wrap it in a jarbidge uq and it will keep you warm at 32 degrees.
    I'm not...
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    Do you do anything special?

    Hey all,
    Do any of you do anything special before deploying your uq? Maybe shake them or something to move the down around, or do you go straight from the pack to the hammock?
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    I'm going to play with it this afternoon and see...

    I'm going to play with it this afternoon and see if I can figure something out. I plan on hanging again tonight.
    Thanks for the reply.
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    I checked it several times and it was on top of...

    I checked it several times and it was on top of the footbox. I can't figure this out. The first test it was colder and the wind was blowing about 35 mph so I thought that was the problem, after last...
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    I'm so frustrated, I tried to hang again last...

    I'm so frustrated, I tried to hang again last night. The temp was 38 when I went out and it got to 30 by the time I went inside around 7:00a/m I have a brand new hg 20 degree Phoenix uq and a new wl...
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    Mail man just showed up with a package. Hmmmm! I...

    Mail man just showed up with a package. Hmmmm! I wonder what's in it.....surprise, it's my new cuben tarp with doors and tarp skins. Now, I've got to find some string and get outside to play.
    Thank...
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    Billybob, I was using a 20 degree Phoenix and a...

    Billybob, I was using a 20 degree Phoenix and a wl tq rated to 15. This is my first test with this set up. I set up in the wind on purpose to see what I need to do on my thru hike in a couple of...
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    Does anyone know if this video was ever made? I...

    Does anyone know if this video was ever made? I froze last night!!!!
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    My hang was, so, so. I made it for 5 hours. The...

    My hang was, so, so. I made it for 5 hours. The temp when I gave up was 18 and the wind was 30 -35 mph.
    I had my tarp ( with no doors ) as low as I could get it and still got cold.
    Is it possible...
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    Got my stuff all set up. Looking like around 18...

    Got my stuff all set up. Looking like around 18 here in the end tonight with 10-15 mph north winds.
    Hg Phoenix 20 with 2oz over stuff, wl 15 degree tq, wbbb 1.7 double and profly tarp.
    This will...
  29. Thread: Gave my notice

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    Crude gear list over on tj. Thinking about a you...

    Crude gear list over on tj. Thinking about a you tube channel stay tuned.
    Trail name.....awesome.
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    Cuben standard with doors 12 footer....I think...

    Cuben standard with doors 12 footer....I think lol. I received a email today that the ug was shipped but the tarp is on back order. Awaiting material.
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    #6200 uq and tarp is on its way. Thank you...

    #6200 uq and tarp is on its way. Thank you hammock gear.
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    I'm 6200 maybe there getting close to me. I...

    I'm 6200 maybe there getting close to me. I dreamed about my cuben tarp last night.
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    I will prob use tj. I don't think I want to get...

    I will prob use tj. I don't think I want to get bogged down with a everyday blog so I will prob just update every few days, but we shall see. Who knows, blogging may be fun.
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    Yes I will be sleeping in my bird.

    Yes I will be sleeping in my bird.
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    I will try to list my gear when I get it all put...

    I will try to list my gear when I get it all put together.
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    Gave my notice

    Gave my notice at work today effective at the end of Feb. I will be trying to complete a 20 year dream by thru hiking the appalachian trail starting sometime in March. Boss was very understanding...
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    Taking everyones advice I just purchased a hg...

    Taking everyones advice I just purchased a hg Phoenix 20 and a hg cuben tarp with doors. I've decided to start somewhere between late February to mid March. I only have about three more items to...
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    Order #6200 Phoenix 20 and a cuben tarp with...

    Order #6200 Phoenix 20 and a cuben tarp with doors. My first hg products I hope I get them in enough time to test them before my thru hike attempt starting in late February/early March .
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    Sorry about that. The at nobo.

    Sorry about that. The at nobo.
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    Thru hike help needed please

    I intended to thru hike in 2014 but the budget would have been tight so I decided to give myself another year of working to make things a little easier. Now that I have my funds saved I'm getting...
  41. Thread: Thru question

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    Thanks all, do you think the combining of the...

    Thanks all, do you think the combining of the quilts will work?
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    Mid to late march. Just looking at options in...

    Mid to late march. Just looking at options in case I have to use the shelter.
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    Thru question

    I intended to attempt a thru on the at this year, but after much thought I decided to wait till 2015 and save more money. Now that I have north of $7000.00 I'm ready but I'm undecided on one thing...
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    I plan on starting late March early April and...

    I plan on starting late March early April and this is what I'm taking.
    Wbbb 1.7 double
    Jarbidge uq rated in the 30s
    WL tq rated at 15
    Eno tarp
    And prob some kind of pad for extra warmth and for...
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    Walkinslow ( for now ) leaving march 24 or the...

    Walkinslow ( for now ) leaving march 24 or the first couple of weeks in April
    North bound trailjournals.com/walkinslow
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    Help with my budget

    I don't know what % of folks here have done a thru hike of the AT but I'm looking for some advice. I've posted this on whiteblaze and got some good feedback. So here goes.
    My gear is already...
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    Thanks for the help folks. This really helps my...

    Thanks for the help folks. This really helps my confidence, this is going to be the adventure of a lifetime.
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    Tq and shelter sleeping

    I just got my new wl top quilt and I'm wondering how well it will work combined with a pad sleeping in shelters in the smokies. Will it keep me warm enough ? I really don't want to buy a bag just for...
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    I've got the wbbb 1.7 double. My son and I went...

    I've got the wbbb 1.7 double. My son and I went from Indian grave gap to 19 e last summer in June and it got into the 30s with a good bit of wind it was a tad chilli then too. I'm thinking a good...
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    Thanks for the advice folks. Bannerstone, I...

    Thanks for the advice folks. Bannerstone, I should clarify, my wife did not pass just decided to move on without me. Poor choice of words on my part I apologize. I am sorry for your loss tho. My uq...
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