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    Good to know. I'll see if he still has some

    Good to know. I'll see if he still has some
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    Did you special order them? I don't see one's...

    Did you special order them? I don't see one's that light listed on his site and would like to get some of that.
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    I like my hammocks narrow and short. All that...

    I like my hammocks narrow and short. All that excess material in a bigger hammock is a waste of space and weight.
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    I looked at his site but only saw kevelar listed...

    I looked at his site but only saw kevelar listed at 3.3 grams per foot.
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    I said this but when I went there today they...

    I said this but when I went there today they don't carry it anymore. :(
  6. They are still closed.

    They are still closed.
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    No jamming necessary - I weigh 180. Someone...

    No jamming necessary - I weigh 180. Someone mentioned you could splice spyderline but I've not ever tried it, but if I could I was thinking I could do a loop to loop end connection between the...
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    I buy it at my local outfitter in their climbing...

    I buy it at my local outfitter in their climbing section.
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    I don't have any amsteel around to play with, but...

    I don't have any amsteel around to play with, but what I remember is it is sort of slippery like dynaglide.
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    So here is what I tried: Old piece of mule...

    So here is what I tried:

    Old piece of mule tape 1/2" wide 1200lb or so about 48" long and a length of 1200lb rate spyderline about 51" long. On one end of the mule tape I made a loop using an...
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    1200 if I remember correctly

    1200 if I remember correctly
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    I just found a 5' piece

    I just found a 5' piece
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    Has anyone tried using spyderline instead of...

    Has anyone tried using spyderline instead of dynaglide or amsteel? The outer casing would probably have more friction and less slip.
  14. Good point. Maybe it is the mint they leave on my...

    Good point. Maybe it is the mint they leave on my clothing bag after cleaning up my campsite.
  15. Wouldn't be the first time I've seen dug up camp...

    Wouldn't be the first time I've seen dug up camp sites.
  16. It's possible. Derrick Knob was closed earlier...

    It's possible. Derrick Knob was closed earlier this year due to bear activity. If you go due south from the knob that drainage goes into Hazle Creek. Hazle Creek has always had bears that are less...
  17. How many people are going to google soylent green?

    How many people are going to google soylent green?
  18. Yes they are. Especially those that try to imply...

    Yes they are. Especially those that try to imply that the kid somehow brought it on himself.



    That won't work. People will always smell like soylent green.



    Yes they do. A friend of mine...
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    Please post how well it works. I leave for a 2+...

    Please post how well it works. I leave for a 2+ week trip in a few days and I'm going to stick with what I got for now.
  20. FWIW as a trail maintainer (in Nantahala and...

    FWIW as a trail maintainer (in Nantahala and Cherokee) and someone that has done campsite clean up along that stretch of the Smokys: it is most likely people leaving trash in the fire rings that have...
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    I don't know. After weight is on that knot how...

    I don't know. After weight is on that knot how hard is it to untie?
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    That is a negative. It did not work. As I guessed...

    That is a negative. It did not work. As I guessed the stuff slid right out like it did last time. I wonder if you can wash it to the point it isn't slippery anymore. My first set of Dynaglide UCRs...
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    My only reservation is that the dynaglide may...

    My only reservation is that the dynaglide may still slip against itself. I've got a ton of mule tape in my work room so I'm going to sew up one and try it.
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    I like the way you think. I wonder if it would...

    I like the way you think. I wonder if it would work?
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    I can do that. I'll try to work something up.

    I can do that. I'll try to work something up.
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    That would work, The only possible reservation I...

    That would work, The only possible reservation I might have is water running down the line, but that may be a non-issue.

    Just to see myself I went out and tried what I was talking about in my...
  27. You may have to sleep in shelters. However, if...

    You may have to sleep in shelters. However, if you are hiking through during thru-hiker season the rule is thru-hikers can tent or hammock within sight of the shelter if the shelter is full. My...
  28. Or you could fart. I eat lots of hot sauce so it...

    Or you could fart. I eat lots of hot sauce so it is sort of like bear spray.
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    Actually that is sort of what I was expecting...

    Actually that is sort of what I was expecting would probably happen
  30. That is pretty smart. Low tech and simple, good...

    That is pretty smart. Low tech and simple, good thinking.
  31. Update:...

    Update: http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/2015/06/09/rangers-capture-bear-believed-to-have-attacked-boy/28742819/

    Bear has been euthanized.
  32. No doubt. Salute to dad!

    No doubt. Salute to dad!
  33. I think they make IR battery operated early...

    I think they make IR battery operated early warning devices.
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    I just finished the video on this. Almost an hour...

    I just finished the video on this. Almost an hour long thing. Hate to bore y'all to death, but here it is:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykqbKLlSkTs
  35. I stayed up at Laurel Gap one night with an old...

    I stayed up at Laurel Gap one night with an old timer that brought it up when I hung my hammock. He was sure I would be eaten by he morning. Somehow he missed the fact that it could just as easily...
  36. My experience: Hennessy Deep Jungle would be a...

    My experience: Hennessy Deep Jungle would be a good way to go. The bottom is a double layer where you can slide a pad in, it zips closed, and the pad it comes with can serve as a template for a MYOG...
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    Yes if you boat in. We usually walk in.

    Yes if you boat in. We usually walk in.
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    I'm about the same. I got to go find some of my...

    I'm about the same. I got to go find some of my zing it.

    So today on the way home I was thinking what if I did a 5' mule tape tree strap with a 5' dynaglide line on the end and then ran that to a...
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    If you don't mind me asking, what is your weight?

    If you don't mind me asking, what is your weight?
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    I think it would be both.

    I think it would be both.
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    Looks sort of like the ones we have at work. Have...

    Looks sort of like the ones we have at work. Have you ever tested by shooting it and what does it weigh?
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    Welcome. I spend a lot of time in Slickrock and...

    Welcome. I spend a lot of time in Slickrock and up on the ridge between there and Citico.
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    I've been thinking of doing this. I haven't got...

    I've been thinking of doing this. I haven't got the nerve built up to try it though I know it will probably be fine. I use a multi layer approach to protecting gear from water: Cover, liner, water...
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    I've been thinking about this same thing since...

    I've been thinking about this same thing since last night, glad someone else is. For those that asked if I would still put my food on the end of my hammock:

    Option A: Hang food so well no bear...
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    Bueller? Bueller?

    Bueller? Bueller?
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    FWIW I like to have a slightly oversized bag that...

    FWIW I like to have a slightly oversized bag that way the quilts can conform to space inside your pack easier. I figure a couple grams of weight is worth the penalty it imposes on your pack weight....
  47. 110076This is from campsite 88 in 2009. This bear...

    110076This is from campsite 88 in 2009. This bear showed up right after sundown and wouldn't be frightened away by my flash - I took about 4 or 5 pics but this is the only one that actually looks...
  48. I have a similar picture, I can't seem to find it.

    I have a similar picture, I can't seem to find it.
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    In the case of this attack we have the random...

    In the case of this attack we have the random bear theory. Just like the event in NJ, there are random bear attacks. Maybe it was the young adult that hadn't learned fear of humans, maybe it was the...
  50. To the father and son of this tragedy, I am...

    To the father and son of this tragedy, I am truely sorry that this has happend. Don't let my dispute with another member of this forum lead you to believe that I have anything but compasion and...
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