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  1. Outstanding. Too many people do not appreciate...

    Outstanding. Too many people do not appreciate the work that Veterans have done, the complications some of them suffer from serving, the inadequate resources and services available to them.
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    I bet I could hike that in four days and three...

    I bet I could hike that in four days and three nights......
  3. Received your PM, here are a few photos: ...

    Received your PM, here are a few photos:

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    The Z-Lite has a few nicks but no punctures.
  4. I've have this version Shrike in blue in nite sky...

    I've have this version Shrike in blue in nite sky (blue).

    http://www.getoutdoorgear.com/222/kelty-shrike-day-backpack/

    What are you thinking? I'll check on the shipping costs.
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    Whatever you do, think twice about using...

    Whatever you do, think twice about using dihydrogen monoxide.

    http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html
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    The Incredible Fast Times at the Gorge... ...

    The Incredible Fast Times at the Gorge...

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    OK I'll bite. Why don't you like 5-6 people...

    OK I'll bite. Why don't you like 5-6 people having reservations at the same backcountry campsite as yourself?
  9. The 2016 Roan Higher & Colder Hang will to start...

    The 2016 Roan Higher & Colder Hang will to start after a brief 28 day delay.
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    Other than the hang at Linville Gorge that...

    Other than the hang at Linville Gorge that weekend, I'd be game. Breakfast at Bob's then lunch at Louise's would restock the calories.
  11. The NCDOT website may provide some insight...

    The NCDOT website may provide some insight http://www.ncdot.gov/traffictravel/
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    Ying & Yang Nice to see you boys enjoying the...

    Ying & Yang

    Nice to see you boys enjoying the New Year. I need to make Chicken Sink Soup in my purple (clearance sale) Jetboil. Also had a touch of vertigo from the beard cam. See you down the...
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    In the backcountry I'm always hunting for the...

    In the backcountry I'm always hunting for the perfect spot to set-up camp.
  14. Hey there bonsai, It is due to the emerald ash...

    Hey there bonsai,

    It is due to the emerald ash borer, details at this link...
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    The good news is we're getting serious winter...

    The good news is we're getting serious winter weather at Roan High Knob. The bad news is the same serious winter weather is hitting the 159 miles of roads and highways from my front door to Carvers...
  16. Absolutely no jerk-attitude on your end; it was...

    Absolutely no jerk-attitude on your end; it was an attempt to clarify the definition of "steath" and avoiding a headache.
  17. One man's opinion - hang by the next reasonable...

    One man's opinion - hang by the next reasonable distance shelter versus stealth. Shelters overflow during peak times of the year, nothing new there. You have a permit and are following the rules as...
  18. Was that an anorexic snowman or an albino penquin?

    Was that an anorexic snowman or an albino penquin?
  19. Glad to see my favorite backpacking power couple...

    Glad to see my favorite backpacking power couple back at it. How are you (knees) and Lady Poof doing?

    Did you just create a new niche product - hammock with integrated top quilt? Perhaps Bones...
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    I concur hangnout. Anyone who has been here for...

    I concur hangnout. Anyone who has been here for a few years has watched dozens upon dozens of backpacking trip report videos with members of this crew and their ethics. I find it disburbing to have...
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    On the calendar.

    On the calendar.
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    And that explains how Wisenber completed the 900...

    And that explains how Wisenber completed the 900 in record time.
  23. Nice daddy & daughter time Grapenut, even better...

    Nice daddy & daughter time Grapenut, even better in the woods with good weather.

    Thanks for the PSA on the reservation system. It's good to know the paper pushing for Nashville is much more...
  24. They need to to do a hang with my sister - she...

    They need to to do a hang with my sister - she has a great sense of humor. She first moved to DC in 1975 to attend Trinity College (now known as Trinity Washington University) and has been living...
  25. Did you run into Tipi Walter?

    Did you run into Tipi Walter?
  26. Nice. The road to nowhere - did your daughter...

    Nice. The road to nowhere - did your daughter enjoy the scary tunnel?
  27. For those of us that have the proper equipment,...

    For those of us that have the proper equipment, are house broken and have changed diapers, it's not a problem.

    You do realize one needs to tinkle in the jar, not the hammock.
  28. Your turning this into a D.C. fix - overly...

    Your turning this into a D.C. fix - overly complicated, expensive, and will not work as intended.

    Use an inexpensive plastic jar with a wide top (dry roasted peanuts container), fill, close, sleep.
  29. Long live the Maple King and the Lord of Lollygag.

    Long live the Maple King and the Lord of Lollygag.
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    Thanks HNO, we need to do another trip. Perhaps...

    Thanks HNO, we need to do another trip. Perhaps one without snow or fast moving creeks.
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    I mistook the beard for Traffic's ponytail....

    I mistook the beard for Traffic's ponytail. :scared:

    Jaxx - thanks for making what would have been a miserable and forgettable solo hike into a fun adventure. The rain did take away the views but...
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    Otherwise known as the Hennessy Hammock Super...

    Otherwise known as the Hennessy Hammock Super Shelter aka HHSS. I trust it down to 20*F, your mileage may vary. It weighs less than my 20*F partial underquilt and full length underquilt protector...
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    Thanks for the review Jaxx. Looks like the...

    Thanks for the review Jaxx. Looks like the perfect gift for anyone on Santa's naughty list.
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    Asym tarps are for backpackers. Hex tarps are...

    Asym tarps are for backpackers.

    Hex tarps are for car campers. And the lawn chair. And the cooler.
  35. Ewker is much too young to be familiar with Zappa.

    Ewker is much too young to be familiar with Zappa.
  36. And here I thought the boy gave himself a...

    And here I thought the boy gave himself a pedicure...
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    Hombre Hanging

    Hombre Hanging
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    The HHSS is a best buy. Full length coverage,...

    The HHSS is a best buy. Full length coverage, wind / water resistant, fits like a glove, and is lighter than an UQ with an UQP. A bit bulkier, expect a little condensation on the space blanket in...
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    Coyote Brown because it provides a slimming...

    Coyote Brown because it provides a slimming effect.

    How many times have we heard this question in the backcountry?

    "Hey Wisenber, do I look fat in this hammock?"
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    Easy to forget how cold the ground is in the...

    Easy to forget how cold the ground is in the summer.

    For my summer daypack perhaps I need to upgrade my reflectix sit pad from 16" x 20" to 20" x 40" and add a tarp. For less than 14 oz a...
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    A worth while exercise, even in the wilds of the...

    A worth while exercise, even in the wilds of the backyard.

    So what would you now change in your daypack?
  42. Thread: Backpacker Pains

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    Sounds like too much sag. Visit the Hennessy...

    Sounds like too much sag. Visit the Hennessy website and view the set-up videos a few times, then practice, practice, practice. Viel Gluck.
  43. Thread: What size Tarp

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    Three things I've learned over the years: 1)...

    Three things I've learned over the years:

    1) pack weight is influenced by paranoia
    2) no one packs the same
    3) best to figure it out for yourself (what's that phrase about opinions...)
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    Apples to apples, rating to rating, fill to fill,...

    Apples to apples, rating to rating, fill to fill, sleeping bags are as warm as a TQ. Obviously a sleeping bag is bulkier than a TQ which is not a deal breaker for those that do not suffer from top...
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    Being responsible for one's own actions is an...

    Being responsible for one's own actions is an inconceivable concept to those that still need a nanny. Some test to failure while others fail to test. HYOH but never HMHDI.
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    Perhaps you should first ask your landlord...

    Perhaps you should first ask your landlord thereby avoiding any awkward security deposit refund discussion at move out.

    Of the few folks I know that hang in their house, all use a hammock stand. ...
  47. Thread: Multicam Yeti

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    So you forgot fall follows summer, again?

    So you forgot fall follows summer, again?
  48. Nice trip boys, the soothing sound of rain. And...

    Nice trip boys, the soothing sound of rain. And the music reminds me of the '70s cop tv shows.
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    But if you could have all three what size would...

    But if you could have all three what size would they compress down to?
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    Piece of cake. Add a continuous loop to the...

    Piece of cake. Add a continuous loop to the buckles, attach like a whoopie sling (tutorials on youtube).

    Here is a photo...
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