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  1. Some pictures of the hang ...

    Some pictures of the hang

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  2. I have both and go for a tarp with doors every...

    I have both and go for a tarp with doors every time. I just got back from the John Rock and and we had a couple of hours long monsoon rain storm come thru and once the rain passed I went and checked...
  3. First time I have been able to make it to the...

    First time I have been able to make it to the hang at John Rocks and the Enchanted Forest. Don't know why but people were making fun of me for hiking in wearing my flip flops, told them people hike...
  4. Yes, short but exciting hang with evening...

    Yes, short but exciting hang with evening enterainment
  5. Bears will be bears. A couple of weeks ago I saw...

    Bears will be bears. A couple of weeks ago I saw something to my right and saw a large black bear running along side my truck for a few hundred feet before it ducked back into the woods
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    Thanks for the info

    Thanks for the info
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    Trip Planning and or I can hang there

    The Terminator and I are planning on attending the Lighthouse Hang in Sept. We plan to make a road trip out of it and travel thru some places we have never been to before or in my case have not been...
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    Good video.

    Good video.
  9. There is a major difference between watching...

    There is a major difference between watching videos and actually spending the night in a hammock. Find someplace like your backyard or a state park where you can bail just in case something happens...
  10. 30 to 50% change of rain all week at this point

    30 to 50% change of rain all week at this point
  11. I usually just let the doors flap in the wind. ...

    I usually just let the doors flap in the wind. One of my tarps has cam snaps on the doors that I can use to snap the doors together ( with some exceptions ). On the other tarps I just stake out each...
  12. 40% change of rain Saturday night. Of course...

    40% change of rain Saturday night. Of course this far out I am sure the forecast will change hopefully for the better. I live over in Murphy NC and the past few days it has been raining off and on...
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    I have used whoopie slings but decided there was...

    I have used whoopie slings but decided there was too much fiddle factor involved in using them, they limited where I could use them with some of the trees I have hung from and I have talked to people...
  14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vyyheV79Q4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vyyheV79Q4
  15. Talked to The Terminator and said she also wants...

    Talked to The Terminator and said she also wants to attend the hang. Now we just have to find a place to board our dogs.
  16. Or in Pappy's case... a big bottle of Crown Royal

    Or in Pappy's case... a big bottle of Crown Royal
  17. Phanton has helped to set up big tarps at the...

    Phanton has helped to set up big tarps at the Grayson Hang.
  18. I got one of their first offerings via Amazon and...

    I got one of their first offerings via Amazon and the sewing was defective and the fabric started separating at the seams at one end. Had no problem sending it back for a refund but it was several...
  19. Hopefully I can make it.

    Hopefully I can make it.
  20. I should be able to attend the hang this year....

    I should be able to attend the hang this year. Drove from Murphy thru Cashiers, Highland and Brevard yesterday on a road trip and the traffic was crazy. Traffic was backed up several miles west...
  21. Trying to work out logistics of attending this...

    Trying to work out logistics of attending this hang as it would be a two day drive for me. Do you have a group site or does one have to reserve a site and if so so you have a recommendation on the...
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    I like that Death Valley allows hammocks. Now...

    I like that Death Valley allows hammocks. Now the problem is to find two trees there.
  23. Don't forget about Karo Step Baffles

    Don't forget about Karo Step Baffles
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    Dyneema is only available in widths of 54 inches...

    Dyneema is only available in widths of 54 inches so to make a wider tarp costs a lot more for the extra fabric and and work to make.
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    Thought The Terminator and I were going to be to...

    Thought The Terminator and I were going to be to attend but our daughter and her kids are coming to visit starting the weekend of the hang.
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    ditto

    ditto
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    Use NamaClaws, they do not slip

    Use NamaClaws, they do not slip
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    On my way back to the parking lot I saw a small...

    On my way back to the parking lot I saw a small mammal run across the trail and continue on in to the woods. After researching know mammals of the area, I am pretty sure it was a Eastern Spotted...
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    Stupid people are everywhere and yes we have them...

    Stupid people are everywhere and yes we have them in the hammock community

    Main safety issues are not learning how to use your gear properly. Find a group hang to attend and let the folks know...
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    I am 67 and my back always feel better after a...

    I am 67 and my back always feel better after a couple of days in one of my hammocks. Unfortunately it rarely feels good enough to be able to put socks on.
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    There was some discussion about picnic baskets...

    There was some discussion about picnic baskets and Yogi
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    Just use the ground as is

    Just use the ground as is
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    Made it home. Started a trip report

    Made it home. Started a trip report
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    2021 Spring Hoosier Hang

    Survived my trip to the Hoosier Hang. Very glad I was able to get up with Treebeard at the parking lot and hike in with him as I don't think I would have found the site on my own.

    Left Murphy NC...
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    treebird.... hope to be there by noon. If not,...

    treebird.... hope to be there by noon. If not, don't wait for me if you have other plans.
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    I have been using a TQ and several UQs from...

    I have been using a TQ and several UQs from Arrowhead for about 10 years now. Good stuff
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    On my way from NC. Around Frankfort Ky I ran...

    On my way from NC. Around Frankfort Ky I ran into some snow. Too warm for it too stick and it turned to water as soon as it hit the windshield and then got a little rain. reminded my of the MAHA...
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    I gave up trying to get items for the hangs I use...

    I gave up trying to get items for the hangs I use to host as the vendors get so many request for donations. Got to the point they had to really pick and choose which hang to donate to and the very...
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    Spent day sorting thru the gear I will bring...

    Spent day sorting thru the gear I will bring which is a challenge as most of my camping gear is still in boxes and totes waiting to be sorted from our move as I build some new storage shelves in work...
  40. Thread: Poison Ivy

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    I think I am immune to PI as I have never had a...

    I think I am immune to PI as I have never had a reaction to it. Maybe I am just real good at avoiding it. Worked on a crew clearing land one summer and after clearing one section of woods I was the...
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    Next they are going to tell us its also a BYOH ...

    Next they are going to tell us its also a BYOH :lol:

    Checking the weather and it looks like a chance of rain Saturday so bring your rain coat
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    Guess I will need to drive the 4X4

    Guess I will need to drive the 4X4
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    Possible lability issues if someone was using one...

    Possible lability issues if someone was using one of the hammocks that is out in the elements all the time and the hammock failed.
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    Just keep a look out for the old aerodynamic (...

    Just keep a look out for the old aerodynamic ( bald ) guy who looks lost. Of course I can always set up my hammock by the trail and wait for someone to tell me I am lost. And I am never lost, I am...
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    Takes lots of video for us.

    Takes lots of video for us.
  46. I recommend a tarp with doors. May not need them...

    I recommend a tarp with doors. May not need them every trip, but when you do......
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    Got my route to the hang planned. Now have to...

    Got my route to the hang planned. Now have to decide if I should arrive Thursday or Friday
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    Time to re treat my gear

    Time to re treat my gear
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    I own and use the XL and the regular BB. Based...

    I own and use the XL and the regular BB. Based on your weight and height, the regular BB will fit you. I am 6ft 2 and prefer the regular BB over the XL.
  50. Sticky: Problem is there are new vendors constantly...

    Problem is there are new vendors constantly jumping into the game and then add the established vendors along with the vendors constantly updating the specs of the gear makes its a real challenge to...
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