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  1. There are no official designated spots. It is a...

    There are no official designated spots. It is a large area with plenty to hang from.
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    Welcome from the Greenville area. If there is...

    Welcome from the Greenville area. If there is anything we can do to help, let us know.
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    Welcome from just down the road in the...

    Welcome from just down the road in the Simpsonville/Donaldson/Piedmont area. We would love to see you at a group hang sometime, but will certainly be looking for your trip reports.

    Since I'm...
  4. Fantastic! I look forward to meeting you two. ...

    Fantastic! I look forward to meeting you two.



    Looking forward to it, as always, Tacoma.
  5. I am still very much looking forward to this...

    I am still very much looking forward to this hang. There is no reason for it to not occur. Certainly it will be odd without RF, but there are hangs that people cannot make. There are their in our...
  6. This will be a very different trip this year. One...

    This will be a very different trip this year. One of our founders hiked on from this world to the next. For those of you not on Linvillegorge.net, RF will be missed.
  7. I was a hard core gram weenie for some time...

    I was a hard core gram weenie for some time (3.5lb base weight for 3 seasons). I have since realized that comfort and convenience in camp can increase my daily mileage as much as a SUL pack. I am...
  8. Ichanged mine to 50 posts a page a while back....

    Ichanged mine to 50 posts a page a while back. Big help. I only see 7 pages. ;)



    Tents are welcome. There will also be some children here.

    Don't worry too much about my chili, I've been...
  9. I agree with these labels and would add under 3#s...

    I agree with these labels and would add under 3#s as XSUL.
    The only reason that I like these labels is that they have given me concrete goals to work towards. I used to fit within the XSUL category....
  10. Please do this. I will help with the haul, if...

    Please do this. I will help with the haul, if need be. HB?
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    Hammock: Byer of Maine Amazon hammock...

    Hammock: Byer of Maine Amazon hammock
    Suspension: Seat belt webbing and climbing binners
    Tarp: DIY diamond tarp with 1.6 DWR ripstop (not sil)
    Bugnet: Army Surplus cot net, DIY modified for...
  12. Thread: Fixed UQ

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    I will tell you that, at least in my testing...

    I will tell you that, at least in my testing (over the last three years), that a single layer insulated hammock is likely to fail. If you are very careful with your gear, you might be able to get...
  13. Thread: Fixed UQ

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    What temperature rating are you attempting to get...

    What temperature rating are you attempting to get down to?
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    I will be there hanging out with the Hammock Gear...

    I will be there hanging out with the Hammock Gear gang. I will have my Bonefire™ Gear hammock there for people to try out. I'm thinking of heading to the Linville Gorge Saturday night to avoid...
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    Congratulations! I know it has been a long time...

    Congratulations! I know it has been a long time coming. Nice read that takes me right back. What a lovely area. You had great weather.

    Usually I just use leaves, but I've started taking a few...
  16. Welcome aboard! I'm glad to know that I showed...

    Welcome aboard! I'm glad to know that I showed some of the best this group has to offer. I sincerely hope you enjoy the trip. The spreadsheet would be a great place to start. We do not traditionally...
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    My hammocks are the lightest insulated hammock...

    My hammocks are the lightest insulated hammock commercially available, and I am happy to help if I can. I have no experience with Sheltowee, but I look forward to seeing it in person so that I can...
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    Thank you for the compliment. Point taken. I am...

    Thank you for the compliment. Point taken. I am glad to see that ENO is stepping up its game trying to enter into the UL market and rethinking the need for sticking to their conventional setups....
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    Three and a quarter pounds can get me down to 30F...

    Three and a quarter pounds can get me down to 30F easily with my Bonefire hammock, suspension, 30F TQ, and Cuben hex tarp.

    Sub three pounds is very doable for a smaller individual, depending on...
  20. Thank you, both. It has three beans (navy, red...

    Thank you, both.
    It has three beans (navy, red kidney, and black), three chilis (jalapeno, poblano, and chipotle), three meat (bacon, ground sirloin, marinated grilled chicken), and some additional...
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    Gottcha taken care of, Pat. ;)

    Gottcha taken care of, Pat. ;)
  22. Glad that you and your son are coming. The more,...

    Glad that you and your son are coming. The more, the merrier.



    I'm sorry that we will not be able to meet your wife. The chili will be there. I took my "Triple Threat" version to a chili...
  23. We would love to have you. You can help keep the...

    We would love to have you. You can help keep the real varmints out. ;)
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    There is a campground...

    There is a campground in Hot Springs by the French Broad River.
  25. It will be good to see you again,...

    It will be good to see you again, MtnRunner...er...Foxpoop.
  26. Russell, let me think on this one for a while....

    Russell, let me think on this one for a while. Perhaps you could call me and I could get some more information, as typing takes so long. Then you can type the highlights if you want to share (which...
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    At one time I was considering making a...

    At one time I was considering making a parallelogram UQ. I might still. The forces going across the body of the hammock might be weird. I thought that Warbonnet had done some experimenting with this...
  28. Fantastic! Keep up the PT. We'll see you soon.

    Fantastic! Keep up the PT. We'll see you soon.
  29. Well played.

    Well played.
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    Welcome from the Upstate. I definitely recommend...

    Welcome from the Upstate. I definitely recommend visiting a group hang. We would be happy to have you. Be prepared to do research in the meantime as asking "what is the best" is not the easiest...
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    Canvas, here is a link to the John Rock Hang...

    Canvas, here is a link to the John Rock Hang and to the PSH Spring Swing.
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    Thank you for sharing. Simple solution. I...

    Thank you for sharing. Simple solution.



    I use these while scuba diving to hold my backup lights in place and old car tie inner tube slices to go on my deco bottle to hold the hose. I haven't...
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    Family has to be important. The SEHHA is kind of...

    Family has to be important. The SEHHA is kind of in flux right now, but two hangs remain as the center piece: The John Rock Hang the third weekend in July (Family Friendly event) and the Hot Springs...
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    Canvas...

    Canvas, welcome to the forums from Greenville. I live near the Donaldson Center and I would be happy to get together and work on your set up. I love the innovation that you were pushing for. Neat...
  35. Hope that you can make it. I'll bring my 40F sewn...

    Hope that you can make it. I'll bring my 40F sewn through down TQ.
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    Welcome from Piedmont near the Donaldson Center....

    Welcome from Piedmont near the Donaldson Center. We have, as others have said, a very active group of hangers. I started with mostly DIY, but my first commercial quilt set was from the folks at HG....
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    Excellent, Mike. Your posts have helped me. I...

    Excellent, Mike. Your posts have helped me. I certainly hope that I have the same chance while I'm here.
  38. I'm glad that you found what you were looking...

    I'm glad that you found what you were looking for, but if I can help in any way, let me know.
  39. Perhaps. And I didn't mean to claim ultimate...

    Perhaps. And I didn't mean to claim ultimate knowledge either. I just don't understand carrying a shelter as simple as ours and then staying in one with those who snore, are sick, and happen a...
  40. I'm not sure I agree with the first part of this....

    I'm not sure I agree with the first part of this. The Smokies are the only place where staying in a shelter is required when they are not full.
  41. Most excellent.

    Most excellent.
  42. We have it sometimes. This observation was made...

    We have it sometimes. This observation was made on the AT.
  43. Hide and seek?

    Hide and seek?
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    I too recommend Bad Creek as a drop site, but you...

    I too recommend Bad Creek as a drop site, but you can also get someone to either drop food off via boat at A6 or A5. There are two companies that I know of that are happy to do food drops via boat...
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    Is there any way to see where you stand yet?

    Is there any way to see where you stand yet?
  46. The weightiest person to occupy a Bonefire Gear...

    The weightiest person to occupy a Bonefire Gear hammock was 275 pounds. They have found some minimal stretching of the bugnet that I find could prevent it working well against noseeums. We have not...
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    I like using my peak ridgeline shelf/pocket that...

    I like using my peak ridgeline shelf/pocket that comes with the Bonefire hammocks, but making your own ridgeline organizer is the best way to go to have pockets where you want them. If you don't mind...
  48. Reading this thread reminds me of why I love...

    Reading this thread reminds me of why I love camping with this crew. There is always something afoot; never a dull moment. I'm trying to convince some friends to come along for a backwoods group...
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    I've been voting multiple times each day and we...

    I've been voting multiple times each day and we shared it on the Bonfire Gear FB page too. Best of luck, my friend.
  50. I use of 4 inch long loops 1/8" bungee cord...

    I use of 4 inch long loops 1/8" bungee cord connected onto the tarp and then use 7 feet of 1.1mm dynema cord with a sheath and a reflective tracer tied to that. I use the marlin spike hitch to attach...
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