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    What I do might not work for you Sometimes, what...

    What I do might not work for you
    Sometimes, what I do, doesnít work for me

    If itís not snowing or raining, I hang almost empty pack with carabiner on hammock suspension.
    This keeps it off ground...
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    PappyAmos our beloved Old Pro, will not be at...

    PappyAmos our beloved Old Pro, will not be at Spring 2020 Yates. He is recovering from a broken right humerus bone. Sometime later this spring, we hope his doctor will clear him for beginning...
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    Firewood will be delivered Thursday afternoon,...

    Firewood will be delivered Thursday afternoon, March 5
    Bring all water you will need
  4. Cajunracer, we will camp with you many times in...

    Cajunracer, we will camp with you many times in coming years. Your Mom and Dad need you to be there, as well as you need to be there for all of you.
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    Maddog, Username, Generals, hang your hammocks...

    Maddog, Username, Generals, hang your hammocks and swap lies by campfire
    Yates is calling you
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    Stacking underquilts

    Not sure what lowest temperature you will be comfortable, stacking your 30 and 40 degree underquilts.
    Shug has a good video on stacking underquilts

    If your setup is optimal with no large gaps,...
  7. Happy Birthday Grandma!

    Happy Birthday Grandma!
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    Once both straps slipped down both trees during...

    Once both straps slipped down both trees during night
    For me, from then on, always twice around tree.
    If tree is too large for strap to go around twice, that is ok because there is more surface...
  9. Would a jumpstart with jumper cables, hooked to a...

    Would a jumpstart with jumper cables, hooked to a running truck, workóor no?
  10. L.D. Cakes, post # 35 has weather forecast, that...

    L.D. Cakes, post # 35 has weather forecast, that has taken a turn for very mild temperatures for this season and elevation
    Looks like good weather!
  11. Iíve been practicing boiling water4my coffee with...

    Iíve been practicing boiling water4my coffee with my alcohol stoves setup
    You ainít gonna believe it
    Faster than a microwave
    This rig boils water so fast...youse guys wonít have a chance
    So fast...
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    Phantom feet cold!!

    How did you know?

    ďPhantom feet coldĒ

    Lol

    Yep, sometime my feet get cold too
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    PappyAmos, I hope your arm heals good Will you...

    PappyAmos, I hope your arm heals good
    Will you still be able to drink coffee?
    We will save you a place, around our [emoji91] fires
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    Make your hammock ridgeline with 7/64 amsteel ...

    Make your hammock ridgeline with 7/64 amsteel
    You can pull yourself up, by grabbing ridgeline, as you get out of hammock
  15. Lowcountry, looks like you ready for anything ...

    Lowcountry, looks like you ready for anything

    Good pix at Hot Springs
  16. Looks like we will have normal temperatures,...

    Looks like we will have normal temperatures, neither hot nor extremely cold
    A good break for us

    After I whoop yíall in ďPurdy BoilĒ contest,
    Iíll cook up a few mini breakfast steaks to share...
  17. Rockdawg rocks Iím practicing alcohol fuel...

    Rockdawg rocks

    Iím practicing alcohol fuel stoves with 16 ounces or 16.9 ounces water
    This is probably a good size

    If I were to use 8 ounces of water, you would see time go backwards...
    on my...
  18. Combining different size Amsteel for UCR

    Long time ago, I used 1/8 as sheath
    I spliced some real grainy rope that was considerably fatter than 1/8. That grainy rope was not amsteel
    It was hard to splice, barely got fat rope through...
  19. Please, itís Phantom Grappler or Phantom or PG...

    Please, itís Phantom Grappler or Phantom or PG
    That Mr makes me feel old
    Iím only 68 and just as smart as when I was 5
  20. Scratches, sometimes I get cold with my 20* set,...

    Scratches, sometimes I get cold with my 20* set, especially bottom quilt, when itís in mid twenties

    If Iím backpacking with a forecast in mid twenties, I carry my zero* set quilts

    If Iím car...
  21. I thought you was a wannabe fireman Hickery, if...

    I thought you was a wannabe fireman
    Hickery, if I get 3rd degree burns, wrap me in gauze like the mummy

    The challenge is to all hammock campers at Grayson Highlands

    Hammock campers, when you...
  22. Hickery is the reigning alcohol stove champion...

    Hickery is the reigning alcohol stove champion
    His victory at Yates made me mad!
    Itís bad enough for Peeeeetey to win
    And now a hillbilly
    I must have redemption at Grayson Highlands

    Undaunted...
  23. You gonna need insulation Pads, top quilts,...

    You gonna need insulation
    Pads, top quilts, underquilts, sleeping bags
    King size bed quilts placed inside hammock under and one thrown over top of you and hammock
    Nalgene water bottles with hot...
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    I called Mooseman He was helping a friend bring...

    I called Mooseman
    He was helping a friend bring back a 1930ís car from West Virginia
    He probably would have trekked with you to top of Mount Dennis
    Rain check I reckon
    Gotta get back out in...
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    Unhitch my tree straps

    An excellent choice
    You never know
    When a knot might turn on you...
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    PappyAmos rain check and logistics drat! Dennis...

    PappyAmos rain check and logistics drat!
    Dennis Mountain is calling you
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    Was checking weather forecast Larger windows of...

    Was checking weather forecast
    Larger windows of no rain in the mix
    Weather is breaking in our favor
    A short man has to watch for flooded creeks

    Terminator, wish you could join us
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    Tentsile Hammock Tent is an item you can see...

    Tentsile Hammock Tent is an item you can see online. By looking at its specs, you can see what works for them
    They set up with a more or less horizontal hang
    Straps are parallel with ground, or a...
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    dkurfiss, thank woooooo

    dkurfiss, thank woooooo
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    NC Yates Hang 5-8 March 2020

    Google Yates Place Campground Troy NC
    Also 700 Dusty Level Road Troy NC 27371
    Always on Time Change Weekend

    Yates is a laid back hang, family friendly, socialized dogs on leash allowed
    We...
  31. Thereís fibs, embellishments, tall tales,...

    Thereís fibs, embellishments, tall tales, braggadocio, and fraud
    Everyday occurrences
    But telling lies to your Momma or your friends Momma...downright dastardly

    Bet it was fun

    Iíve been...
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    Uwarrie NF Hike 12 - 15 Jan 2020

    Loki, speaking of weather...
    Rain is in forecast
    And very warm temperatures day and night for this time of year
    We need some of your stories from HangCon Loki
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    Sometimes if below 25* Iíll use a zero set of...

    Sometimes if below 25* Iíll use a zero set of quilts and a twenty set of quilts stacked and nested to stay warm
    Watch Shugís ten part series on YouTube How to Hang a hammock, tarp, pads, quilts etc...
  34. Slowhike and Hickery, Iím fired up. You know Iíll...

    Slowhike and Hickery, Iím fired up. You know Iíll be there!
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    Uwarrie NF Hike 12 - 15 Jan 2020

    Gunner, looking forward to Uwharries with you and PappyAmos and Mooseman!
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    Runnerroxanne, maybe a bit larger pack,...

    Runnerroxanne, maybe a bit larger pack, especially for winter trips
  37. CHAPPY, you are welcome to join us for on any of...

    CHAPPY, you are welcome to join us for on any of our overnight treks into boonies
    And you can invite any of us
    Send me a PM and we can swap phone numbers
  38. Maybe final backflushing and front flushing with...

    Maybe final backflushing and front flushing with air could leave smaller amounts of water than normal and smaller amounts might freeze first, like frost on grass as opposed to a pond

    There might...
  39. I got a new filter While camping this past...

    I got a new filter
    While camping this past weekend, I kept filter in pocket constantly when not in use Some mornings were below freezing
    When I got home, backflushed forcefully with very warm...
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    If youíre off the ground, you got it made!...

    If youíre off the ground, you got it made!
    Welcome from across the pond
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    Two weeks Hahaha We love Dutch And we love...

    Two weeks
    Hahaha
    We love Dutch
    And we love Hickery, Slowhike, and Rockdawg
    All these guys were born before computers were commonplace
    This hang will go off without a hitch
    Without a hitch,...
  42. When I back flush sawyer mini filter with very...

    When I back flush sawyer mini filter with very warm water, forcefully
    Then front flush it2
    Then backflush again back to original flow
    Then backflush and front flush with air

    Not sure if this is...
  43. TallPaul, AllTrails Pro Itís a good app Takes...

    TallPaul, AllTrails Pro
    Itís a good app
    Takes time4me2learn
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    Heís lives in Florida, probably talking about...

    Heís lives in Florida, probably talking about Hang Con. Itís location has changedódifferent from last year but same as year B4 last.
    Probably Hang Con thread. With much better info than I gotómine...
  45. Iím back Finished about 100 pm today Started...

    Iím back
    Finished about 100 pm today
    Started about 1030 am Tuesday
    Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
    Started Woodrun Trailhead just west of Troy
    Parked in parking lot visible from route 24-27

    Met...
  46. TallPaul, first and longest solo. If I live long...

    TallPaul, first and longest solo. If I live long enough to have great grand children, I can tell them I lived off fat of land for two years in Uwharrie forest! (2019-2020)

    Got to hike with a guy...
  47. Cabmanhang, hiked till after dark, tied knots by...

    Cabmanhang, hiked till after dark, tied knots by finger memory. Cabman, I know you right
  48. Thanks cmoulder

    Thanks cmoulder
  49. NC Newyears Backpacking Dec 31 2019 Jan 1 Jan 2 2020

    Total pack weight 26 pounds including food
    To reduce pack weight today Iíll have to eat 6 meals every day
    Pack has everything but water
    Iíll get water on trail and carry little or no water,...
  50. ETA Wood Run Trailhead sometime this morning...

    ETA Wood Run Trailhead sometime this morning
    Maybe around 9to10
    So far looks like solo
    Making plans4 2020
    And get ďin shapeĒ4 Gorge

    So far in my training...been gorging on Holiday party foods...
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