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  1. I've hung at Juniper Springs. Bring or buy wood...

    I've hung at Juniper Springs. Bring or buy wood at the store. Lots of families/kids swimming. Not a wilderness experience at all but the camp sites have good trees for hanging...
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    Happy Customer

    I lurk on numerous forums but seldom post anything.

    About a year and a half ago, I purchased a Blackbird 1.7DL and camo Superfly Tarp.

    I've slept about a hundred nights in the hammock since...
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    I've used mine and superbly quite a bit during...

    I've used mine and superbly quite a bit during the last year and love them. It's the best camping I've ever done. Don't know why I ever slept on the ground...
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    I cut a tent footprint down to about 3' X 4' just...

    I cut a tent footprint down to about 3' X 4' just for a place to stand with my shoes off. It's a little heavy but I like the protection from rocks, twigs, etc.
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    I hiked some of the AT during early March of last...

    I hiked some of the AT during early March of last year. Temps and comfort aren't an easy call. 35 with rain and damp is cold. 20 and strong wind is cold. 15 and calm, not as bad. Getting to...
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    I have thought about that and maybe a candle, but...

    I have thought about that and maybe a candle, but worry about damaging the tarp, especially with the stove.
  7. I've got one of the little red liquid models, but...

    I've got one of the little red liquid models, but the numbers are too small to read. Now, thanks to this thread, I have thermometer envy. I have a pathfinder watch that I like a lot, but like Mr....
  8. Drink the coolaid, whats the matter with you? ...

    Drink the coolaid, whats the matter with you? Get back in line! Sleep on the ground like a normal person!!!
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    So far, I'm only getting strange looks… Where...

    So far, I'm only getting strange looks… Where are the hangers in my neighborhood?
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    It's supposed to drop to a frigid 64F here...

    It's supposed to drop to a frigid 64F here tonight. I wonder if I should challenge it? lol
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    If it rains when I'm in my hammock, I sleep hard...

    If it rains when I'm in my hammock, I sleep hard enough to slobber on myself… Sorry for the visual.
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    OK, not really scary but, I had just arrived and...

    OK, not really scary but, I had just arrived and started setting up camp. Sat down to rest a bit before really getting started. Got the feeling someone was looking at me. I looked all around but...
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    Sometimes just around dusk you can actually hear...

    Sometimes just around dusk you can actually hear them coming just before they get to you. If you are any where around salt water, the no seeums will devour you also...

    On the bright side, you're...
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    There is no question about my sanity, when I was...

    There is no question about my sanity, when I was released, they gave me paperwork indicating that I am now sane. When I was released, they gave me paperwork indicating that I am now sane. When I...
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    You guys may be laughing, but this very thing...

    You guys may be laughing, but this very thing happened to me. The only thing that was different was that when I landed in the mud and rolled over, my ex wife was lying there beside me!
  16. Thread: Tree Distance

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    I'm a noob still researching hammocks so I...

    I'm a noob still researching hammocks so I shouldn't offer advice of any kind. However, I heard somewhere someone had a system where he just held out his trekking poles side to side. This gave him...
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    New from Florida

    Hi all, I've been lurking and want to go ahead and introduce myself. I'm a 56 year old newly retired guy who is thinking of taking on an AT thru hike in 2013. I've spent a considerable time in...
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    I wanna know what kind of hiking poles/backpack...

    I wanna know what kind of hiking poles/backpack he prefers. This guy is an authority on trail living.
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    Mr Hooch, my heart is with you. May your...

    Mr Hooch, my heart is with you. May your pilgramage be everything you need it to be... Remember, just put one foot in front of the other. The next step will get you there.
  20. I would say, "It's an alien cocoon, kill it...

    I would say, "It's an alien cocoon, kill it before it hatches!"
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