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    We took spur trail from Yates to a Tbone. And...

    We took spur trail from Yates to a Tbone.
    And turned left onto Uwharrie trail
    Went to next Tbone and turned right onto Dutchman’s Creek trail. About a mile down there was a campsite by the creek....
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    I think Hammock Gear likes to have a cat cut...

    I think Hammock Gear likes to have a cat cut ridgeline. They can make a flat ridgeline or a cat cut ridgeline, either way, your choice.
    If ridgeline is cat cut, then it’s probably better to have...
  3. Thread: Hi

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    TheBadger, Asheville NC, you’re in best location....

    TheBadger, Asheville NC, you’re in best location.
    You can hang in Tennessee, South Carolina, PencilTucky, Virginia, and the Carolinas. Welcome to hammock nirvana...
  4. I agree Cmoulder pictures showing death grip...

    I agree
    Cmoulder pictures showing death grip hitch
    Shows how to tie Lapp Hitch
    Onto a continuous loop
    Once it’s on a continuous loop, then it’s different than two ropes—and continuous loop makes...
  5. Silverpalm, don’t go changing speeds— You’ll be...

    Silverpalm, don’t go changing speeds—
    You’ll be up and running in no time
    See you then
  6. Lapp Hitch is the bomb—exploding hitch...

    Lapp Hitch is the bomb—exploding hitch
    Weightless...
  7. J-Bend and marlin spike hitch both are nonslip...

    J-Bend and marlin spike hitch both are nonslip
    Both are similar construction
  8. If you tie a slip knot about an inch from your...

    If you tie a slip knot about an inch from your becket hitch, that will put the brakes on slipping.
    My old videos are painful for me to watch—both Carolina Red Hammock Suspension and Kokomo Hammock...
  9. Tazmaniac it will be great to see you, your honor!

    Tazmaniac it will be great to see you, your honor!
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    Hello from eastern nc

    If your in eastern NC, you might want to go to this falls Medoc Mountain Hang. Gunner&Terminator host great hangs
    Oct 23 through Oct 27 2019
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    I always carry extra amsteel and zingit Might...

    I always carry extra amsteel and zingit
    Might get urge to tie some knots...
  12. Bluesam3, Farrimond Friction Hitch Or Siberian...

    Bluesam3, Farrimond Friction Hitch
    Or Siberian Hitch
    Farrimond is a slip and grip hitch, it can also be cinched up tight to tree, skipping that feature.
    Both Siberian and Farrimond Hitches are...
  13. Tacoma please send me a pm with your phone number...

    Tacoma please send me a pm with your phone number
    I’ll call you about Uwharrie this coming Summer Solstice weekend
    I’ll call you as soon as I get your number
  14. Tacoma, did you get message I sent to you?

    Tacoma, did you get message I sent to you?
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    Me too, I’ll be camping with friends at two...

    Me too, I’ll be camping with friends at two different campsites in Uwharrie this coming weekend! We might possibly cross paths with you. I’ll let my friends know you will be there and they might say...
  16. Dutch, I’m dumbfounded!! Do yo think this can be...

    Dutch, I’m dumbfounded!! Do yo think this can be a tarp material for harsh environments and rough use? It seems magical.
    Thanks Dutch, thank you for all you do for us hammockers.
  17. I’m gonna try to keep my posts at a minimum...

    I’m gonna try to keep my posts at a minimum
    Hoping that y’all will communicate amongst each other.
    After all—You are Yates
    Feel free to make plans, modify plans and or let this percolate on its...
  18. Silverpalm, that’s ok, I might be camping at...

    Silverpalm, that’s ok, I might be camping at Yates on Saturday night with Hammock Forum members.
    All I can say—be careful Big Foot sightings increase during Summer Solstice. While I don’t believe...
  19. Captain HiJack here I just gotta...

    Captain HiJack here
    I just gotta say—Congratulations [emoji1063] Canada for a hard fought well deserved win of NBA title World Champs!!! I was pulling for Golden State but if I’d placed a bet at...
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    A hammock that is at least 11 feet long and 5...

    A hammock that is at least 11 feet long and 5 feet wide, is a good start.
    You will need insulation, both top and bottom.
    If you have enough money, get underquilt and topquilt set maybe rated 20...
  21. Rain Man, ain’t many better ways to unwind,...

    Rain Man, ain’t many better ways to unwind, reduce stress, than to watch ReallyBigMonkey show bushcrafting and survival methods on YouTube!
    I used to think he was dumb—after watching more of his...
  22. I believe some resistance to hammocks has been...

    I believe some resistance to hammocks has been caused by hammocks that are unsafe (tippy), and uncomfortable (short and narrow).
    Tippy net and canvas hammocks with spreader bars have been marketed...
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    Seadug, I’m guessing try the single strand...

    Seadug, I’m guessing try the single strand extension first. If that works, it will probably be easiest fix. Good luck.
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    Hanging in the Backyard

    I’d be inclined to lash a tripod for each end.
    Tripods would be high enough to lash a crossbar between them for added stability. Also stake all six poles securely to terra firma.
    I’d do all this to...
  25. NC >Yates Fall Back Hang > Oct31 - Nov 3 2019

    I’m gonna have Wangs and Beef to share with all
    I will not have any sides or desserts, or drinks.
    Any or all can post here on this thread-what you are thinking of bringing or cooking to share in...
  26. Silverpalm, I don’t have a bike, I’ve been hoping...

    Silverpalm, I don’t have a bike, I’ve been hoping you’d install pegs on your back tire, lol...
    I’m map app deficient, possibly can camp with y’all if I can find your campsite(s)
    We backpacked into...
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    You are in right place for fun hammock camping ...

    You are in right place for fun hammock camping
    We were all new once
    And sometimes I learn anew
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    I heard through the grapevine that local towns...

    I heard through the grapevine that local towns law enforcement was taking homeless to Yates. Not sure if this is true or not. And not sure if this was initiated by homeless man or by law man.
    Some...
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    I’ve had Kevlar get abrasion from yanking...

    I’ve had Kevlar get abrasion from yanking slipknots loose after hanging all night—with Carolina Red suspension.
    I’ve heard of very rare damage to strap when using Dutch clip. In my opinion it was...
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    If you hang something on hammock ridgeline, and...

    If you hang something on hammock ridgeline, and it causes more sag than you want, you could tighten suspension just a bit. I’d leave ridgeline same length.
  31. Have fun on your journey, meeting friends along...

    Have fun on your journey, meeting friends along the way...
    I hope some landmarks you remember are still there to see
  32. Most anything you do to rope or amsteel can...

    Most anything you do to rope or amsteel can reduce its strength. Knots, kinks, twists, splicing without tapering, and hardware.
    Knots, bends, hitches that are commonly used by hammockers, are...
  33. Silverpalm, like the Beatles, “Let it be”...

    Silverpalm, like the Beatles, “Let it be”
    Saturday supper potluck with possible collaboration amongst all in this thread.
    Nomadic Theme backpacking overnight camp in Uwharrie forest.Loop trail...
  34. tarp sagging causing pooling water and subsequent leaks during heavy rain storm

    I had a similar problem with my tarp and ridgeline
    If I had heeded the good advice of Hammock Gear my tarp would have had a cat cut or curved ridgeline and it would have been strack neat and...
  35. WNC>10th Annual John Rock Hang: July 25-28, 2019.

    Thank you Tacoma and Foxpoop, you know I’ll be there with happy face. There is still time to change hammock suspension B4 John Rock lol
    [emoji83][emoji91][emoji256][emoji41]
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    Good thanks Shaw

    Good thanks Shaw
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    Will do[emoji83][emoji91][emoji256][emoji41]...

    Will do[emoji83][emoji91][emoji256][emoji41]
    I’ve yet to learn navigation apps and filter water
    That’s ok on account of Daniel Boone might have wondered where he was wandering and might have drunk...
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    Are you interested in car camping or backpacking...

    Are you interested in car camping or backpacking on trail to campsite?
    Possible impromptu hangs this summer at Yates
    Maybe backpacking with short miles due to heat and my out to lunch capabilities
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    Might be at Yates same time as you either by...

    Might be at Yates same time as you either by chance or by design. I’m learning to be a backpacking camper. Less than five miles a day
    Weaknesses
    Navigation on trails
    Water filter
    Slow to get on...
  40. TallPaul, I will gladly serve you and yours hot...

    TallPaul, I will gladly serve you and yours hot coffee round campfire on cold morning whilst wearing waiters garb like I stepped out of a New York diner[emoji83][emoji91]☕️[emoji41]
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    Did a quick overnight in woods Used a borrowed...

    Did a quick overnight in woods
    Used a borrowed 50 underquilt
    Had a tee shirt and jeans
    A cotton sheet for top “insulation”
    Was ok UNTIL
    Woke up cold at 445 am
    It was so close to coffee time...
  42. NC >Yates Fall Back Hang > Oct31 - Nov 3 2019

    Google Maps Yates Place Campground Troy NC
    Yates the Laid Back Hang[emoji83][emoji91][emoji256][emoji41]
  43. Terminator&Gunner you are on my calendar and...

    Terminator&Gunner you are on my calendar and there’s 3 or 4 of us who might be section hiking eastern end of NC Mountain2Sea Trail either just B4 or just after Medoc
    Pumpkins...
  44. Davefire, welcome from across the pond. I’d not...

    Davefire, welcome from across the pond.
    I’d not use paracord on hammock suspension—
    It stretches when supporting your weight, stretches overnight and hammock suspension is way different in morning....
  45. Maybe you can find someone who will let you camp...

    Maybe you can find someone who will let you camp on their land nearby. There is lots of tourism and cabin rentals—probably high demand has increased real estate prices—forcing rentals higher. I...
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    My old suspension used tarp ridgeline as hammock...

    My old suspension used tarp ridgeline as hammock ridgeline—one and the same. It was way high and I did not have a ridgeline organizer
    Current suspension has hammock ridgeline—
    Now a ridgeline...
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    Tom, I know you...

    Tom, I know you right[emoji83][emoji91][emoji256][emoji41]
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    I might do some backyard testing B1st And or...

    I might do some backyard testing B1st
    And or cheat a little bit with a foam sit pad
    Phantom—expert at making mistakes
    I’ve made so many mistakes—it’s miraculous I’m still vertical
    For this...
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    Skipping insulation in summer heat

    My only insulation is 20* set top and bottom quilts
    Can I skip insulation on hot summer nights without freezing?
    What would nighttime lows have to be and be above for me to be warm enough to sleep...
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    Any upcoming nc hangs

    Trambo, I’m jealous
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