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  1. If you need it, I've got a spare superfly, and if...

    If you need it, I've got a spare superfly, and if you're really desperate, I'm pretty sure I've still got an older ENO Profly somewhere
  2. Sounds like a nice deal, but you know you don't...

    Sounds like a nice deal, but you know you don't have to go west for that, right? Places like Shenandoah National Park and Great Smoky Mountains National Park have very healthy bear populations...
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    Poll: I'm going, but I can't start going down there til...

    I'm going, but I can't start going down there til Thurs morning...I'll probably be leaving sometime around 8-9 am, from the Virginia Center Commons area.
  4. I would say to toss a couple beer-can chickens...

    I would say to toss a couple beer-can chickens into the mix for those who don't eat pork, but this park doesn't allow alcohol...
  5. One gold money clip, coming up... 107202 107201...

    One gold money clip, coming up...
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    Going to have to go back through and reread most of this thread to get caught up on everything...but if it's anything like last year, it should be...
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    You assume correctly...anybody can order them...

    You assume correctly...anybody can order them now, though if she's not sure about which one you're talking about, let me know and I'll send you the image that I sent to her.
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    A few shots with the phone from the project...

    A few shots with the phone from the project work...

    Building a kayak rack:
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    Replacing the gravel at the restrooms:
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    You need a good running start to get that wheelbarrow dumped...
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    Added a meal into the spreadsheet now that I know...

    Added a meal into the spreadsheet now that I know the recipe and the cooking method work (pizza casserole/calzone for Fri dinner)...I'm assuming that was the meal that needed an extra course, right?...
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    I got a notification that my new Envy-S should...

    I got a notification that my new Envy-S should arrive in the mail tomorrow! That should keep me occupied til this hang....which is in just over a week!!!
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    I'll have a hefty amount of charcoal with...

    I'll have a hefty amount of charcoal with me...Lowe's is having a sale, 2 20lb bags of Kingsford standard briquettes for $15 (at least, the one on W Broad St at Springfield Rd is having a sale, I'm...
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    I know I had both of my folding tables out at...

    I know I had both of my folding tables out at Corey's place, this might be what you're referring to:
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  12. I'll have my two mini folding tables with...

    I'll have my two mini folding tables with me...might look into getting a longer one as well
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    I have a really cheap tripod somewhere, I'll see...

    I have a really cheap tripod somewhere, I'll see if I can find it and bring it along if it's needed...I'm trying out a couple recipes, see if they'll turn out or not, if they do turn out decently...
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    Just finished an overnighter at James River SP to...

    Just finished an overnighter at James River SP to try and burn off some cabin fever...April cannot get here fast enough!
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    Just an FYI, there's a 20 HammockGear top quilt...

    Just an FYI, there's a 20 HammockGear top quilt for sale in the For Sale section, the post by Rambler_....might be faster than trying to order one.
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    The ENO suggestion was based mostly off his...

    The ENO suggestion was based mostly off his comment that "money is no object" (along with the need to get practicing asap)...plus, if you live near any major college/university, you can craigslist an...
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    It feels strange to be offering congratulations...

    It feels strange to be offering congratulations to someone who was just laid off...but congrats, because you're able to get out and do a thru-hike! I don't know how much advice I can really give, but...
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    Assuming the numbers on the spreadsheet are...

    Assuming the numbers on the spreadsheet are correct, there's over 40 people looking to come out now, with another 2 months for more to join in...we may not rival the MAHHA, but we're giving Grayson a...
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    There's about a 95% chance that I'll have a...

    There's about a 95% chance that I'll have a friend coming with me, mostly just depends on work and/or on-call schedules.
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    I'm sure we can rig something up to challenge...

    We were actually talking about how we could build something like theirs, but that's like competing with the Egyptians. These racks had the ends of the racks shaped into eagle heads, troop info...
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    Darn...I'd love to help, especially since my XLC...

    Darn...I'd love to help, especially since my XLC still has the cinch-buckles and straps suspension on it, but I won't get out of work til 1800 tomorrow which is probably well after y'all would be...
  22. I'm going to try to show up to this, we'll have...

    I'm going to try to show up to this, we'll have to see what the available leave situation looks like though...hopefully I can get my boss to put me back on a front half (Sun-Wed) schedule between now...
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    Finally got around to trying to clean up the...

    Finally got around to trying to clean up the little bit of video footage I took while out there...still learning my way through audio/video editing and getting used to a GoPro (especially the "don't...
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    $5 fee per site for overnight reservations...I...

    $5 fee per site for overnight reservations...I guess that's one way to make extra money...

    Will we also be getting charged for parking? If so, that's something else to keep in mind...here's a...
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    OK, I'll admit, I'm a bit confused here...I keep...

    OK, I'll admit, I'm a bit confused here...I keep seeing stuff about Dutch pulling the hooks from his store, but when I go there the hooks are available for purchase...
  26. I can help out with a couple of small folding...

    I can help out with a couple of small folding tables (maybe 2ft square each?), 2 starter chimneys, possibly an old Coleman fluorescent lantern (if it still works, have to check), and maybe some water...
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    Colors are pretty easy to change, both in basic...

    Colors are pretty easy to change, both in basic colors and in hues (lighter or darker versions of a particular color):
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    As for font, Vivaldi is a pretty common font, but it can be...
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    Yup, it can go circular: 101785 or more of...

    Yup, it can go circular:

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    or more of an oval shape
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  29. I'd also prefer the second option, lets me store...

    I'd also prefer the second option, lets me store up a little more time off between hangs.
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    For some more off-topic randomness...I ran across...

    For some more off-topic randomness...I ran across a couple of the shirts with the Palmetto State Hangers logo during the raffle at the Mt Rogers Frozen Butt and I thought making a logo might be a...
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    Okay, finally got around to sending the rest of...

    Okay, finally got around to sending the rest of my moneys in for the April trip...would've done it sooner (and had planned to), but I've been running around getting ready for the Frozen Butt up on Mt...
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    Yeah, a couple of mine are still up on Mt...

    Yeah, a couple of mine are still up on Mt Rogers...spray-painting them sounds like a really good idea.
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    Had a complete blast out there...beautiful...

    Had a complete blast out there...beautiful scenery, good food (and lots of it), interesting weather, and most of all, just great people to be around. This was definitely a bit of a learning...
  34. With a thin nose covering, you'll feel any frost...

    With a thin nose covering, you'll feel any frost buildup much faster than you would with a thicker covering, since the frost is farther away and the thicker cover will offer more insulation value....
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    I have a Superfly...great tarp, haven't run into...

    I have a Superfly...great tarp, haven't run into any issues even with running an 11 ft hammock underneath.
    Keep in mind that UGQ also offers tarps with doors...it's called the Winter Dream, down at...
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    Interesting...I've been on the fence about...

    Interesting...I've been on the fence about picking up a 10ft Envy...now I'm thinking I'll wait til this comes out and grab it instead...

    From what I can see, it looks like the inner cover uses 2...
  37. I've got some paper plates, bowls, and cups that...

    I've got some paper plates, bowls, and cups that I can bring...no "silverware" though...gonna try making some loaded potato soup on Sat night, not sure how it's gonna turn out (never tried making it...
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    I'll up my payment as soon as I get home (around...

    I'll up my payment as soon as I get home (around 1830-ish)
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    That means getting 27 people to go (if we're...

    That means getting 27 people to go (if we're keeping it at $5 a head)...we're currently at 21 per the sign-up sheet, and I'm pretty sure there are more that would be interested in coming...
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    I'd vote to use any extra funds as an escrow to...

    I'd vote to use any extra funds as an escrow to help pony up for the next hang, making it easier to get reservations well in advance (especially for busier seasons at some parks). As for food, bring...
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    Spreadsheet updated, payment sent...I can bring...

    Spreadsheet updated, payment sent...I can bring along some cordless power toys... I mean tools, as well as some trailblazing equipment.
  42. Hmm, that brings up an interesting point that I...

    Hmm, that brings up an interesting point that I hadn't considered...frost. I'll also be using one of 2qzq's UQPs, the "breathable" ripstop style--very first time I've ever used it outside. Would that...
  43. Ok, that's what I was thinking but I wasn't sure...

    Ok, that's what I was thinking but I wasn't sure for some reason...thanks for all the replies
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    I have the blackbird XLC...very nice hammock, if...

    I have the blackbird XLC...very nice hammock, if you ever want to give it a try just ask, I'm sure we can figure something out. Or there's that spring hang we're planning at Powhatan State Park this...
  45. Stacking Down and Synthetic Quilts Together

    I've got a 20* UGQ Zeppelin, and a 4-season (10-15*?) AHE New River. I'm going out to the Mt Rogers winter hang this upcoming weekend, which has been known to get into the negatives at nighttime...
  46. I'm going to try to make it out there for this...

    I'm going to try to make it out there for this trip, possibly with a friend. Fell in love with the place during the Fall Hang, especially the views from the Twin Pinnacles trail (haven't gone up into...
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    Poll: Could always try "skillet baking" as...

    Could always try "skillet baking" as packitgourmet.com calls it...not sure how well it'd work over an open fire as opposed to a camp stove, but in theory it should...
  48. Fixed that for ya :laugh:

    Fixed that for ya :laugh:
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    Yeah, lash-it or zing-it is the better choice...I...

    Yeah, lash-it or zing-it is the better choice...I tried using Spectra line once (very similar to the kevlar line you're referring to, also designed for spearguns), and it was a poor choice. Between...
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    100631 The green stuff sack is the New River...

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    The green stuff sack is the New River quilt, the black stuff sack is the UGQ Zeppelin quilt. A blue CCF pad from Wal-mart and a 1L Nalgene bottle for size reference...sorry it took so long...
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