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    I use a split ridgeline on my DCF tarp. Never...

    I use a split ridgeline on my DCF tarp.
    Never had an issue and donít expect I will either.
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    What specifically are you saying you came up with...

    What specifically are you saying you came up with first that Brandon is using? You link to a bunch of videos on your website but donít say which one is related to your claim.
    And I assume you came...
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    Yep thatís a good trip. Another option is to go...

    Yep thatís a good trip. Another option is to go up Profile and then over to the Attic. Thatís just trying right instead of left once you hit the ridgeline up top.

    Another nice short trip is up...
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    I sure didnít see that when I looked before so...

    I sure didnít see that when I looked before so glad you mentioned it.
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    BWCA Angleworm Trail Solo Zen Trip

    Great video Shug.
    Love the loons on the lake. Closing my eyes and hear them now.
    Iíve been hiking with a little less lollygagging so itís nice to unwind and get a little zen watching this.
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    Sounds good. I hope to get back up there later...

    Sounds good. I hope to get back up there later this summer. Great views and just plain fun on those trails.
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    Welcome Andrew! Great to have even more...

    Welcome Andrew!
    Great to have even more knowledge on the forums about the FHT.
    Hopefully we can repay with some hammock knowledge.
    I finished up from Table Rock to Lick Log this month.... just...
  8. As long as you donít charge NY prices for coffee...

    As long as you donít charge NY prices for coffee that sounds great :)
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    Daniel Boone campsite can be reserved online. The...

    Daniel Boone campsite can be reserved online. The rest are self-registration at certain trailheads.

    https://www.ncparks.gov/grandfather-mountain-state-park/feesfaqsrules
  10. Will there be coffee? And lies? Thanks PG.

    Will there be coffee? And lies?

    Thanks PG.
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    Iíve found a number of hiking partners by...

    Iíve found a number of hiking partners by attending group hangs and getting to know some folks with like interests. That may be an option for ya.
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    More like it negates the wind chill.

    More like it negates the wind chill.
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    Great write up - thanks for sharing. I didnít...

    Great write up - thanks for sharing.
    I didnít know about the firefly thing either. Sounds cool.
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    Iím using Hexon 1.7 with my 23 lb beagle sleeping...

    Iím using Hexon 1.7 with my 23 lb beagle sleeping in the hammock and havenít had an issue. She is not very active once in the hammock so maybe that helps?

    And theoretically I keep her nails...
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    Thanks for sharing. I donít know what to think...

    Thanks for sharing.
    I donít know what to think either.
    What would they improve at Yates?
    National Forest campgrounds are usually pretty sparse. A flush toilet maybe?
  16. Thread: How high up?

    by TallPaul
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    Sounds similar to how I setup but Iíd usually...

    Sounds similar to how I setup but Iíd usually pick trees a bit closer together. I think that is making the hammock straps look quite high.
    Just popped my head out of the hammock and took a pic of...
  17. Thanks for the report. Iím impressed they got the...

    Thanks for the report. Iím impressed they got the bear lockers installed. Those are handy.
  18. Generally Iíd agree but they have some problem...

    Generally Iíd agree but they have some problem bears that have been habituated to getting food from poorly hung food bags. Iím not interested in bears that show no fear of people.
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    I still use my original Warbonnet buckles and...

    I still use my original Warbonnet buckles and straps but Iím often tempted by the lighter suspension options. I used whoopies for a bit but they didnít do it for me.
    So thanks for the feedback in...
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    Let us know how it goes. I keep meaning to camp...

    Let us know how it goes.
    I keep meaning to camp down there but just never get around to it. No excuse either being within 2 hours.
  21. Grayson Highlands / Mt Rogers Bear advisory May 2019

    My daughter was looking to do a trip here and I said better check for any alerts. Sure enough they had posted one recently for the areas.

    The good news is the trails are still open but there have...
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    Whatís the Darkside Cliffs like? Never been...

    Whatís the Darkside Cliffs like? Never been before.
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    Thanks, Paul. I tried to be even handed in choosing what went into the video. I find I enjoy my videos more when I'm in them less. :) Again, it was cool to run into you and Artie out there. I'll...
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    That was one fun video. Nice job capturing the...

    That was one fun video. Nice job capturing the trip. I always have a harder time filming in a group - not sure why - but you did a good job getting everybody.
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    Yup email Brandon... Warbonnet ... and ask them...

    Yup email Brandon... Warbonnet ... and ask them to change the order.
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    Hereís some off the top of my head. Wilson...

    Hereís some off the top of my head.

    Wilson Creek area.. both popular options so donít expect solitude
    ** Harper Creek Falls area
    ** Big Lost Cove Cliffs (dry camp so bring water)

    Grandfather...
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    Iím not sure. I picture in my head that the...

    Iím not sure.
    I picture in my head that the baffles running across the width of the bag donít go all the way across, leaving a gap or channel along the sides.
    Youíd have to move the down...
  28. Glad you all made it out ok. Did you get any...

    Glad you all made it out ok.
    Did you get any thunderstorms/ winds the last couple days?
  29. Thread: Im back

    by TallPaul
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    Welcome back Vlion!

    Welcome back Vlion!
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    Agreed. Great company.

    Agreed. Great company.
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    Be sure to follow the instructions from the...

    Be sure to follow the instructions from the vendor if you wash the quilt in the future. Many seem to be able to wash their bag without issue but the one time I did it I had issues and had to send...
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    Good reminders Bill. I did use dryer balls and...

    Good reminders Bill. I did use dryer balls and even took the quilt out of the dryer every 15 min or so and separated the down by hand. I learned first hand about the clumping power of wet down.
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190503/ebc8004cf22f830170736b0410361b59.jpg

    Itís the dog-knee pillow.
    Keeps you warm while elevating the knees.
    Only downside is the 1 lb of food to feed it...
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    Well the vendor fixed it for me so Iíll have to...

    Well the vendor fixed it for me so Iíll have to wait to enjoy the down explosion I keep hearing about. All that knowledge I gleaned from YouTube research will have to wait.

    On the down dryness...
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    Thanks for asking. I got the quilt back from...

    Thanks for asking.
    I got the quilt back from the vendor - HammockGear - this past Saturday and promptly went on a trip Sunday. Iíve been using it on the trail the past 4 nights and itís been...
  36. Thread: snwcmpr?

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    I like that idea. The bourbon part especially.

    I like that idea. The bourbon part especially.
  37. Good meeting you out on the trail! I had to get...

    Good meeting you out on the trail!
    I had to get off trail for some personal business but hope to be back on soon. Hope you enjoyed the Foothills Trail.
  38. Some additional research on the high peaks either...

    Some additional research on the high peaks either on or near this route.

    You would be over half way of completing the 6k challenge in the southeast by doing this route.

    ...
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    This is definitely one area the tarp/hammock wins...

    This is definitely one area the tarp/hammock wins in my opinion. Iíd go nuts sitting in the tent prison looking the same 4 walls. Give me a tarp in porch mode and let me enjoy watching it rain. ...
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    Now that made me laugh. :)

    Now that made me laugh. :)
  41. Hmmm... ignoring the WV / MN requirement.... You...

    Hmmm... ignoring the WV / MN requirement....
    You could drive to Mountain Harbour Hostel. Stay the night and get a shuttle to Carvers Gap for 2 nights on a glorious section on the AT. And high...
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    Good questions. Made me think. If I was in a...

    Good questions. Made me think.
    If I was in a SuperFly or similar tarp... or I was not in the mountains, I probably would have never seen the need to pitch my tarp different than level.

    I hang...
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    Ditto. Iíll even have slack in the tarp...

    Ditto.
    Iíll even have slack in the tarp ridgeline as it hangs between the trees - this goes away once I tighten down the guylines to the ground.
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    how to message admin

    This reminds me of my youngest daughter who is in her last year of being a teen.
    Sheís always coming to me saying she lost something. I said did you look for it? Yes of course. Then I ask her...
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    Was that a requirement you gave the realtor? ...

    Was that a requirement you gave the realtor?

    Looks like a nice place to hang.
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    I went to a hang first - brought my tent. Learned...

    I went to a hang first - brought my tent. Learned a lot and would recommend that to anybody. Seems hammock folks like to talk about gear.
    First time setting up a hammock was a nearby park. First...
  47. Anybody out there done the Bartram Trail or parts...

    Anybody out there done the Bartram Trail or parts of it? Thatís my biggest unknown. Course Iíve not set foot on the Foothills trail but thereís plenty of info out there on that one.

    I found...
  48. Seems like it would be a fun route. Lots into see...

    Seems like it would be a fun route. Lots into see and towns along the way to resupply in.
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    I concur with the set of 20 degree quilts. Iíd go...

    I concur with the set of 20 degree quilts. Iíd go with3/4 length UQ to save some weight/cost/bulk.
    You can supplement with other gear if itís cooler - UQP, using down coat in your sleep system, hot...
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    Congrats in the family front FIMB. Exciting...

    Congrats in the family front FIMB.
    Exciting times.
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