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  1. Sarge, don't joke about that. Pumpkin pie is a...

    Sarge, don't joke about that. Pumpkin pie is a serious matter, people get hurt over the last slice.
    BTW, I've got plenty of dehydrated peas I can bring. :D
  2. Sarge, I'm in. So is ZaMonkey.

    Sarge, I'm in. So is ZaMonkey.
  3. However you want to make it, I'd gladly eat it! ...

    However you want to make it, I'd gladly eat it! Though I'm a bit of a five year old when it comes to my dinner so it'll all end up smooshed together anyway.
  4. I will eat at least five cookies in a sitting, so...

    I will eat at least five cookies in a sitting, so I suppose that means it depends on how many times I stand up! Hope to see you out there!!
  5. ZaMonkey clued me in to this adventure: depending...

    ZaMonkey clued me in to this adventure: depending on work I'm a solid maybe for this trip! I may just have to take off early Sunday to work that afternoon.

    Missed y'all on the annual hang, I'm...
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    Scout, you will definitely be missed. Though I...

    Scout, you will definitely be missed. Though I only had the pleasure of meeting him a few times, he seemed to epitomize the quality of a Good Dog. Always watchful, but ready to be petted by a...
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    Thanks! Added it to the list :)

    Thanks! Added it to the list :)
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    Thumbs' is actually the first one in the Solid...

    Thumbs' is actually the first one in the Solid category, though I'll edit the title now to put his name in it. Definitely one of the ones I'm keeping my eye on!
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    The Hammock Stand Design List

    There are a lot of different DIY designs for stands, and I've repeatedly dug through our archives trying to find that one cool one I remember seeing...
    Thought I'd put together a list of the most...
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    Ok, just because I'm of the artistic persuasion...

    Ok, just because I'm of the artistic persuasion (read: i no do math good), will y'all be kind enough to explain exactly what is the danger of someone swinging/hanging weight from the top bar on this...
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    I've washed mine a few times as well- machine...

    I've washed mine a few times as well- machine wash, regular cycle with all the rest of my camping clothes when I stopped in a town after about five gross sweaty nights, then about five gross sweaty...
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    My last long trip I had my TQ (synth) and UQ...

    My last long trip I had my TQ (synth) and UQ (down) and my hammock (and my night clothes because I'm **** lazy at the end of the day) all stuffed together in one 20L roll-top compression bag. It...
  13. ugh. More ticks. I was pulling them off me left...

    ugh. More ticks. I was pulling them off me left and right when I hiked the SNP last month- and I figured the bears had to have it worse than me. Well, it'll be sad if I end up allergic to steak...
  14. Is there anything specific missing from the...

    Is there anything specific missing from the Friday night feeding frenzy? I'm usually kept out of the kitchen for safety's sake (many things burn very easily around me), but I gotta bring something! ...
  15. Got the weekend marked on my vacation calendar...

    Got the weekend marked on my vacation calendar already!!
    I am working on convincing a few friends to join too, since they've seen the light and discovered the wonders of hammocks :)
  16. I like cake!! And with that, I'm in.

    I like cake!!
    And with that, I'm in.
  17. Either weekend mentioned works well for me so...

    Either weekend mentioned works well for me so I'll tag along whatever y'all decide.
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    I'll be sectioning the SNP June 16-27, headed...

    I'll be sectioning the SNP June 16-27, headed NOBO.
    No trail name yet.
  19. Glad you enjoyed it! Excuse me while I have a...

    Glad you enjoyed it! Excuse me while I have a fangirl moment. *squeee! shug liked my post!*

    Banshee, I was glad to see Alex! We'll all have to plan another trip where we can hang out for a...
  20. 30ish miles on the Lone Star Trail, with some pics!

    First trip report here, so let's see how I do!

    ZaMonkey, myself, and a newbie friend got back yesterday from an adventure on the Lone Star Trail, which included one night with all the fine folks...
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    Awww! :blush: He's a really sweet kid, I enjoyed...

    Awww! :blush:
    He's a really sweet kid, I enjoyed hanging out with him last time!
    See you guys in the woods :)
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    I'll be on the trail that weekend along with...

    I'll be on the trail that weekend along with ZaMonkey and a friend who is brand new to hammock camping, so hopefully the timing works out and we can hang out with all of you for a bit!
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    This weekend brought me my order of Dutch clips...

    This weekend brought me my order of Dutch clips and Dutch buckles, so I guess something was in the air! It's like money vanishes out of my bank account and cool things instantly appear in my mailbox.
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    I know he's got a sale going on right now that...

    I know he's got a sale going on right now that includes some prototypes of these! There's a single layer, a double layer, and a streamliner version.

    I currently use a SL Tree Runner that I love,...
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    I like the shoe organizer idea. Currently I just...

    I like the shoe organizer idea. Currently I just clip the hooks on either end to a hanger and toss it in the closet.
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    How do you plan on cacheing water so it doesn't...

    How do you plan on cacheing water so it doesn't get accidentally picked up? My initial thought is that trailheads are a good place since you can drop them off, but the traffic seems like it might...
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    I'm en route but will get there post sundown....

    I'm en route but will get there post sundown. Work let out later than expected.
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    I got bogged down with a bug and wasn't sure I'd...

    I got bogged down with a bug and wasn't sure I'd be out there for a minute, but as of right now am still planning on coming out.




    What's your goal mileage for this shakedown? Depending on...
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    Hmm. 60-80% chance of rain on Saturday during...

    Hmm. 60-80% chance of rain on Saturday during the day and continuing that night. Nothing like giving a new tarp a run for it's money.
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    I've got the weekend off, so I'm in. Still...

    I've got the weekend off, so I'm in. Still working on convincing the spouse to join, though.
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    I'm in! That's awesome of you to put together.

    I'm in! That's awesome of you to put together.
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    Sticky: I tried my hand at making some nacrabiners today...

    I tried my hand at making some nacrabiners today after reading through this thread and found a video that explains the diamond knot pretty clearly.

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  33. I ended up getting the Tadpole from Wilderness...

    I ended up getting the Tadpole from Wilderness Logic which seems pretty big for my stature, but we will see in real hanging conditions!



    Humidity- Texas has taught me the ways of the wet air,...
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    I'd love to join y'all. Got a tarp and possibly...

    I'd love to join y'all. Got a tarp and possibly a new UQ by then that needs field testing. Will just have do double check the work schedule.
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    When do you call it quits?

    I'm not sure there is a true time of year that I call it quits due to heat, but there are times of day. My solo in mid August here in the middle of TX taught me that hiking from about 10:30am to...
  36. SNF Sectioning the AT in June '14... Gear recommendations?

    I'm hitting the trail for 2 weeks in late June: planning on traveling the length of the Shenandoah National Forest, and (if I still have time before having to hop on the plane) making my way up to...
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    Awesome! Thanks for this!

    Awesome! Thanks for this!
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    I've had good luck at Lake Somerville State Park....

    I've had good luck at Lake Somerville State Park. It's about 2 hrs north from Houston, and although I've only been there a few times, it's never been what anybody could call crowded. When car...
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    I'm in! I've been drooling over your alcohol...

    I'm in!
    I've been drooling over your alcohol wick stove recently...
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    Howdy! Looks like there are a few of us in...

    Howdy!
    Looks like there are a few of us in Aggieland. Hope to meet ya'll at the hang in Fairfield.
  41. I was just looking at hiking the Lone Star Trail...

    I was just looking at hiking the Lone Star Trail through Sam Houston State Park during the winter. They restrict camping sites to designated areas from September 15 to February 1st because of all...
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    You've probably already interviewed by now but I...

    You've probably already interviewed by now but I thought I'd let you know that if you're interested in finding the as UncleMJM said and don't want to drive to Austin, College Station's next door...
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    lol! I'm a transplanted Hokie, but I get paid to...

    lol! I'm a transplanted Hokie, but I get paid to be an Aggie fan so I am. Plus all the maroon I own transferred over pretty nicely.
    Just looked up the info on Fairfield, and I'll do my best to...
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    Howdy, a texas newbie here.

    It had been years since I'd been camping, but to celebrate my impending old age I decided to get back out there in a new way. Bought myself a Grand Trunk hammock and slings and a copy of The...
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