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    Beautiful scenery! Postholing isn't fun but the...

    Beautiful scenery! Postholing isn't fun but the end certainly justified the means on this trip.

    Charlotte
  2. Y'all know how to adventure. I'm glad Cruiser is...

    Y'all know how to adventure. I'm glad Cruiser is healing and I can't wait for the next trip report and pictures.

    Charlotte
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    Sweet Creek! that hammock is a great color. ...

    Sweet Creek! that hammock is a great color.

    Charlotte
  4. Please keep us updated on your trip and the gear...

    Please keep us updated on your trip and the gear you choose for all of your people. It sounds Fantastic!

    Charlotte
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    That's an admirable goal and he'll certainly...

    That's an admirable goal and he'll certainly prefer it to sleeping on the rocky ground. The PNW has some beautiful areas to get out in.

    Charlotte
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    Talk to the vendors that you're considering...

    Talk to the vendors that you're considering ordering from. They will have recommendations on size and fabric, too. They are all very knowledgeable.
    Enjoy!

    Charlotte
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    Welcome from Birmingham! there are great places...

    Welcome from Birmingham! there are great places to hang in Alabama, the Sipsey Wilderness being my favorite.
    A group of hangers congregate about 2 or 3 times a year at Wolfpen Hunt Camp in the...
  8. Great pictures! Y'all always seem to have awesome...

    Great pictures! Y'all always seem to have awesome adventures. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Charlotte
  9. I want to be retired so I can play with y'all and...

    I want to be retired so I can play with y'all and hang out in the woods! Got a few more years to go, though.

    Charlotte
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    Welcome! Hopefully she'll see the comfort of the...

    Welcome! Hopefully she'll see the comfort of the hanging habit.

    Charlotte
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    It's my sister's turn for an outing. I'll be on...

    It's my sister's turn for an outing. I'll be on Mom duty. Gretchen isn't on the forums, but I'll let her know.

    Charlotte
  12. That's a beautiful area and VERY different from...

    That's a beautiful area and VERY different from St. Paul. You'll have a wonderful time when you get out.

    Charlotte
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    Best of luck! there have been numerous people who...

    Best of luck! there have been numerous people who have hammocked the AT and posted about it. Take your year to read and get informed and it'll be a lot easier once you get out there.

    Charlotte
  14. Thanks for sharing your report. Sometimes people...

    Thanks for sharing your report. Sometimes people think they only need to share the reports of fabulous trips, but an objective, not so fabulous, report is just as valuable.
    Glad you were able to...
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    Check your socks, too. Wear loose fitting warm...

    Check your socks, too. Wear loose fitting warm socks, anything that constricts blood flow will exaggerate the cold.

    Charlotte
  16. Our next gathering in Central Alabama will...

    Our next gathering in Central Alabama will probably be next fall. It's just too hot and buggy until then.
    Keep an eye out for the Sipsey Wilderness hang, it's not too bad a drive up from Robert.
    ...
  17. Congratulations on your Journey! A bunch of...

    Congratulations on your Journey! A bunch of Alabama Hangers get together in the Sipsey Wilderness every now and again. It's a fun crowd, good food, and great hiking.

    Charlotte
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    I had no trouble in 33* and rainy with a pad and...

    I had no trouble in 33* and rainy with a pad and a 15* bag. You can follow Bobonli's advice to increase your comfort. And do a little exercise before you get in to get the blood warm.

    Charlotte
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    The EGL has some great hangs and trips. I live...

    The EGL has some great hangs and trips. I live vicariously through their trip reports. If you get a chance to join them, DO!
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    Pretty colors! Charlotte

    Pretty colors!

    Charlotte
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    Congratulations on keeping your cool all those...

    Congratulations on keeping your cool all those years! Welcome to the forum. I love the colors in your quilt.
    I don't have much info on hammock stands, so I'm no help there.

    Charlotte
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    Be sure and give us an update after the weekend!...

    Be sure and give us an update after the weekend! we love to hear how things go.

    Charlotte
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    Welcome, Larry! there are quite a few bikers on...

    Welcome, Larry! there are quite a few bikers on the forum that have discovered hammocks. Motorcycle trips are a great way to see the country.

    Charlotte
  24. Evolution-it happens. Keep cranking out excellent...

    Evolution-it happens. Keep cranking out excellent gear!

    Charlotte
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    Welcome, Rewind! There are quite a few of us...

    Welcome, Rewind!
    There are quite a few of us here that agree with your take on flat surfaces and have gone to the Hammock full time. There are quite a few threads on it, if you search.

    Charlotte
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    Happy Birthday! that's a great way to celebrate...

    Happy Birthday! that's a great way to celebrate and looks like a beautiful area. Glad you stayed warm and cozy- that's some good sleep when you're snuggled in your downy goodness and the rain is tap...
  27. It was a small, but FABULOUS crowd. If the...

    It was a small, but FABULOUS crowd. If the weatherman hadn't kept changing his mind, it would have been an even better weekend, but the food was delicious, as always, and the conversations never...
  28. Sorry we'll miss you! That's OK about the boudin....

    Sorry we'll miss you! That's OK about the boudin. We'll survive. Thanks for thinking of me, anyway.

    Charlotte
  29. Would LOVE boudin! I’ll even buy a few lbs off of...

    Would LOVE boudin! I’ll even buy a few lbs off of you! It’ll be nice to see you again.

    Charlotte.
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    Is that the moon rising? The desert is so...

    Is that the moon rising?
    The desert is so different from Alabama. It fascinates me.

    Charlotte
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    I'm intrigued by the "Pizza in a Pot"- How do you...

    I'm intrigued by the "Pizza in a Pot"- How do you make that?
    thanks for the trip report. Those stairs look brutal.

    Charlotte
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    I use continuous ridgelines with a small Dutch...

    I use continuous ridgelines with a small Dutch hook on one end. One line has a figure nine, the other, a Dutch wasp. I prefer the figure nine.
    I use tarp worms (attached to an elastic loop) on the...
  33. That will make for some good waterfalls! I plan...

    That will make for some good waterfalls!
    I plan on leaving B'ham around 1:30 Friday. With a stop at the grocery, I should be there around 4.

    Charlotte
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    Your sink stove looks great. Tell us about the...

    Your sink stove looks great. Tell us about the fan on top of it.
    Did you meet your neighbors and check out their setups?

    Charlotte
  35. Looks like a fabulous day. You are lucky to have...

    Looks like a fabulous day. You are lucky to have that playground right in your backyard. Thanks for sharing.

    Charlotte
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    Good job! that looks very nice. I have great...

    Good job! that looks very nice. I have great respect for the DIYers because I don't have the attention span to finish a project.

    Charlotte
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    Welcome! You took the long way around to get...

    Welcome! You took the long way around to get here-we're glad you stopped in. You have a treasure if you have a signed copy of Speer's book. Things have changed a little, but the basics still stand....
  38. Welcome - hammocks are wonderful, but insulation...

    Welcome - hammocks are wonderful, but insulation is KEY! A cold night will not make anyone happy. I sleep on my side in a gathered end, camping and at home, and really miss my hammock when I...
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    Be sure you look in to the MAHHA Spring Hang...

    Be sure you look in to the MAHHA Spring Hang https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/162612-PA-gt-MAHHA-SPRING-gt-Save-the-Date-gt-April-29-May-1-2022
    Group hangs are a great place to...
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    Welcome! Sounds like you have a fun crowd. Very...

    Welcome! Sounds like you have a fun crowd. Very lucky to have something you and your grandchildren can do together. Be sure to post pictures of your adventures.

    Charlotte
  41. I want to retire and go play with y'all. ...

    I want to retire and go play with y'all.

    Charlotte
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    Welcome to the forums! Congrats on grad school-...

    Welcome to the forums! Congrats on grad school- that's an interesting collection of subjects.
    I'll be flying in to Seattle next summer to drive over to Glacier in a campervan. Looking forward to a...
  43. Wes- If you want to try again and practice some...

    Wes-
    If you want to try again and practice some video, a bunch of us are gathering in the Sipsey the last weekend of February. Come join the fun.

    Charlotte
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    Post Pictures- We'd love to see hanging spots in...

    Post Pictures- We'd love to see hanging spots in Austria. Include the pup-We love them, too.
    Welcome!

    Charlotte
  45. "I love camping" So do i, Divinity! I just...

    "I love camping"

    So do i, Divinity! I just decided to put in for a half day off on that Friday so i can get there before dark.

    Charlotte
  46. I'll bring sandwich supplies and fruit. Those who...

    I'll bring sandwich supplies and fruit. Those who hike Saturday can make a sandwich to take with them. I'll be coming in after work on Friday.

    Charlotte
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    I have a cotton Brazilian hammock- it is like...

    I have a cotton Brazilian hammock- it is like gathered, but with clewed (?) ends (strings that connect to the hammock then gather) I don't know if I'm explaining it well. But the fabric is nice and...
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    OR- a completely different approach: roll out and...

    OR- a completely different approach: roll out and land on your knees, get up from there. Works great unless it's muddy.

    Charlotte
  49. Kabul- it’s a primitive site, so bring some...

    Kabul- it’s a primitive site, so bring some water. And your hiking shoes so you can explore. It’s always good to bring a little something to share. It’s a very easygoing crowd.

    Charlotte.
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    Hi, Ezra! I think there are a few Hangers from...

    Hi, Ezra! I think there are a few Hangers from Indiana here. Karla with a K is in Wisconsin and keeps tabs on the many group hangs they have. It's a little further drive, but might be well worth your...
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