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  1. I also prefer a full length UQ year round. I'm...

    I also prefer a full length UQ year round. I'm at about 25lbs. Fully loaded with 3L of water and food for 3-4 day trips and it all fits into a 42L main body (ULA Ohm). That includes many things...
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    Here in PA/WV you can walk though any backcountry...

    Here in PA/WV you can walk though any backcountry camp site and see the massive amount of damage done by those seeking firewood. You will see hatchet marks on 50' Oak trees that are 3' thick as if...
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    Well the Hammock Gear Hex tarp (10') is 5"...

    Well the Hammock Gear Hex tarp (10') is 5" shorter on the ridge line and 18" wider. That sells for $225. The McCat tarps are as constructed as well or better than any on the market IMHO. It really...
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    Mark the head end and foot end so that you can...

    Mark the head end and foot end so that you can set it up the way you want it while it's still in the snake skins.
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    FS: Hammock sold and shipped!

    Hammock sold and shipped!
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    FS: Sale pending to Gazelle.

    Sale pending to Gazelle.
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    FS: HH Explorer UL

    Hi everyone, I'm putting my HH Explorer UL Zip (side entry) up for sale. It comes with the stock ASYM tarp and whoopie slings from AHE. I will include arrow shaft toggles with Zing It pull cords. ...
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    I've always found my comfort with my Explorer UL...

    I've always found my comfort with my Explorer UL a lighter tighter than normal.
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    I will make it to the Pine Barrens eventually! ...

    I will make it to the Pine Barrens eventually! Unfortunately I have to travel 9-10 hours for work on Monday so I would never be able to make the 7 hours or so each way out to the Pine Barrens.
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    I've only been to Mcconnell's Mill once. It...

    I've only been to Mcconnell's Mill once. It looked like a beautiful place.
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    Pa, wv, va > august 8-10

    Is anyone going out this weekend? I live in SW PA and would drive 3-4 hours to get some hanging in!
  12. I use a sil-nylon poncho. It's large enough to...

    I use a sil-nylon poncho. It's large enough to cover me and my pack when hiking. In camp, it can be used as a gear hammock with just a bit of zing it. I also frequently use it as doors on one side...
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    ErickSaint, are there any particular sections you...

    ErickSaint, are there any particular sections you would recommend just based on uniqueness?
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    I don't have a problem with staying at a shelter....

    I don't have a problem with staying at a shelter. Hopefully I can plan something that works!

    I might end up having more time then I thought. Maybe I should expand my territory?
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    Thanks for the reply! Do they allow foot traffic...

    Thanks for the reply! Do they allow foot traffic on the horse/snowmobile trails? It looks like I could make a pretty sweet loop around the lakes. What's the terrain like?
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    WI > Milwaukee Area > Need Suggestions!

    Hi everyone! I am going to be working in Milwaukee for a week and was hoping to get some suggestions for a 1-2 night backpacking trip. I will most likely be arriving on a Friday and I'm able to...
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    Ma/Pa>Great Alleghany Passage/ Aug 7-11

    If you guys camp at Cedar Creek, let me know. I'll stop by with some trail goodies.
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    Pick a site around the perimeter of the...

    Pick a site around the perimeter of the campground so you can keep going further away if you can't find somewhere to hang.
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    Your only real option is going to be Kentuck...

    Your only real option is going to be Kentuck Campground. The closest shelter on the LHHT is across the river from the GAP.

    There is a multi-use trail that will take you to the campground from the...
  20. Thread: WV>Dolly Sods

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    Dolly Sods, WV

    Yes! I had a great weekend and really appreciate the hospitality! You guys are always welcome up here and I'd be happy to host!
  21. Thread: WV>Dolly Sods

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    Well it looks like I'm on my own this weekend. ...

    Well it looks like I'm on my own this weekend. I'm guessing by the time I get there all the sites will be taken. Idk, I've never actually camped at the campground.

    Is anyone still around this...
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    Can you provide a little more detail? I use...

    Can you provide a little more detail? I use Zing-It and figure 9's and haven't had any problems. Are you using the smallest ones available? I got mine from a guyline kit which came with 4 of them....
  23. Thread: WV>Dolly Sods

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    Awesome! If i can get a partner to come with me...

    Awesome! If i can get a partner to come with me I'll see you guys there. I've always wanted to camp at Alder Run but the way I typically backpack the North I'm usually on my way out on the last...
  24. Thread: WV>Dolly Sods

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    Any of you guys heading out this coming weekend? ...

    Any of you guys heading out this coming weekend? 7/25
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    Did this ever go anywhere? I'm pretty close to...

    Did this ever go anywhere? I'm pretty close to Raccoon Creek SP.
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    I'll second the Alite chair. I've been using...

    I'll second the Alite chair. I've been using mine for about 3 years and it's so comfy I've passed out in it.
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    I'm hoping to get my dates finalized this week!

    I'm hoping to get my dates finalized this week!
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    I would be up for something the weekend of June...

    I would be up for something the weekend of June 13, let me know!
  29. Definately going out! The weather looks perfect...

    Definately going out! The weather looks perfect this weekend!
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    Yay! I was thinking of planning on the maximum...

    Yay! I was thinking of planning on the maximum basically, I don't have my notes or maps with me but I think it was 6 days
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    I'm thinking September or October! My schedule...

    I'm thinking September or October! My schedule at that point is still pretty open so if someone has specific dates of availability post them here so we can figure it out!
  32. On a side note, this is the first weekend of the...

    On a side note, this is the first weekend of the spring not encompassed by the seasonal campfire ban in Pennsylvania state forests.
  33. PA > Quebec Run Wild Area > May 30 - Jun 1

    Is anyone interested in hanging out at Quebec Run Wild Area for a couple days? I'm thinking I'll head out after work on Friday and camp near a trailhead. We could hike a couple of the more scenic...
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    lanejustin is exactly right. There are two...

    lanejustin is exactly right. There are two separate stuff sacks. One holds the hammock, the JRB stuff sack holds the cinch buckle suspension from the d-rings out. The JRB stuff sack (small) is...
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    I ended up ordering a JRB double ended stuff sack...

    I ended up ordering a JRB double ended stuff sack and just shoving my cinch buckles, straps and carabiners in it while they were still attached to the hammock. Good thing too cause last weekend I...
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    The Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. 70 miles of...

    The Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. 70 miles of beautiful Pennsylvania forest!

    More info here:

    http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/lhht/
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    PA>LHHT>Fall 2014

    Is anyone in hammock land planning on thru hiking the LHHT this fall? I'm likely going and was curious if anyone else was thinking about it or had plans to do it.
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    If I were you, I would just skip straight to a...

    If I were you, I would just skip straight to a cinch buckle system or whoopies. I also have an Explorer UL and I was never happy with the factory suspension. I used it for a bit as it comes from...
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    I've also thought about some kind of protection...

    I've also thought about some kind of protection between the straps and the tree. Maybe even just a thin nylon sleeve.
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    I LOVE this idea!

    I LOVE this idea!
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    Tree Straps and Sap

    Hi everyone! I was wondering what kind of solutions people have come up with to keep their tree straps clean so that you aren't getting sap inside of your pack and on the rest of your gear.

    I've...
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    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Equip-Travel-Hammock/204...

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Equip-Travel-Hammock/20434439
  43. Thread: Raccoons

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    Completely unrelated to hammocks but I have a few...

    Completely unrelated to hammocks but I have a few stories.

    A large coon murdered my favorite cat of all time. His name was Gary and he used to sit on a bar stool like a human being. I found him...
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    I carry a Springfield XDM-9mm inside of a...

    I carry a Springfield XDM-9mm inside of a Safepacker hoslter. It's definitely not the most lightweight option but I'm very comfortable with it. It stays on my waist while hiking and I hang it from...
  45. You don't need to cut it. Cut off the zip ties...

    You don't need to cut it. Cut off the zip ties at each end of the hammock and roll up the nylon sleeves. The ridgeline is looped through the hammock suspension on each side.
  46. Thread: Borneo 2011

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    How long before we see you on Science/Discovery...

    How long before we see you on Science/Discovery Channel?
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    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-d1atC4iniew/Tb3...

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-d1atC4iniew/Tb3lNXoH-jI/AAAAAAAABNc/URgQNbO_ko8/s640/Roaring%252520Plains%252520033.JPG

    Here's how I rig my Sea to Summit poncho tarp when only rain is a...
  48. Plans changed here. My hiking buddy was...

    Plans changed here. My hiking buddy was subjected to mandatory overtime Friday night so we will now be arriving around lunch time Saturday. Bummer.
  49. Me and a friend are confirmed! We'll probably...

    Me and a friend are confirmed! We'll probably arrive at the trailhead around 9:00pm Friday. We're gonna hike to the first camp site via headlamp. I'm so excited!!
  50. Is anyone planning on arriving late Friday night?...

    Is anyone planning on arriving late Friday night? I was originally planning to arrive Saturday morning but now I'm thinking I might night hike Friday.
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