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  1. Well Rob, keep an eye on this subforum, the 6th...

    Well Rob, keep an eye on this subforum, the 6th Annual Florida Hang is going to be on MLK Jr weekend in January. Although not in the panhandle, it's being held at Doe Lake Campground, in the Ocala...
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    Interesting and fun looking ferry. Although I...

    Interesting and fun looking ferry. Although I have to ask, wouldn't it be more practical and less cost in the long run to simply build a bridge?
  3. Wow! The Last Gasp Hang has definitely grown! ...

    Wow! The Last Gasp Hang has definitely grown! Now if we can only track down FLRider, it would be complete.
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    Welcome from a misplaced Floridian in Texas! We...

    Welcome from a misplaced Floridian in Texas! We have a strong group in Florida, as a matter of fact we hold the largest gathering of hammock campers/hikers in the world every year in January! This...
  5. No, although I think you mean Pat's Island...

    No, although I think you mean Pat's Island Trailhead. Here's a map of the Florida Trail coming from Pat's Island into Hidden Pond(in red) and Hidden Pond Short coming from the intersection of FR65...
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    Zilla, I couldn't have said it better myself! ...

    Zilla, I couldn't have said it better myself! :thumbup:
  7. Here's Hidden Pond:...

    Here's Hidden Pond: https://www.google.com/maps/place/29%C2%B013'17.4%22N+81%C2%B041'37.9%22W/@29.221487,-81.693853,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0
    Here's Pat's Island Trailhead:...
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    I think that's the Summer's Last Gasp Hang. Got...

    I think that's the Summer's Last Gasp Hang. Got some really great people who go to that one, at one of my favorite places in Ocala, Hidden Pond.
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    From what I've heard, if your 2" sleeves will go...

    From what I've heard, if your 2" sleeves will go completely around the tree, you'll have no problems. Of course, that only applies to state parks, so don't forget we have alot of water management...
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    "Enter Me in the Giveaway." Thanks for doing...

    "Enter Me in the Giveaway."
    Thanks for doing this Trail Runner! I'm trying to get my fiance into the woods and this might just be the way to do it, she loves purple!
  11. Thread: My New Envy S

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    It is a beauty! 113279

    It is a beauty!
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    I was thinking about you guys last weekend, got...

    I was thinking about you guys last weekend, got homesick real bad. Can't wait until January!
  13. I have to bow out, could not get work off. :( ...

    I have to bow out, could not get work off. :( But I did get approved for MLK Jr. weekend! :)
  14. Put me down for a definite "I'll do my best."

    Put me down for a definite "I'll do my best."
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    Before you leave in April for the AT, make sure...

    Before you leave in April for the AT, make sure you attend the 6th Annual Florida Hang being held at the Doe Lake Recreation Area in the Ocala National Forest in January. Its the largest gathering...
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    There is a bit of confusion on what a backcountry...

    There is a bit of confusion on what a backcountry shelter is vs a backcountry campsite. Shelters are physical structures, usually a 3 sided wooden construct and are marked by pink shelter icons on...
  17. Thread: Never Wet!

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    Yep, people have tried using the Never-wet spray...

    Yep, people have tried using the Never-wet spray on tarps. What the general consensus was that it does work, but siliconizing a tarp sheds water just as well with a much lighter weight and less cost.
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    The best advice I can give you if you haven't...

    The best advice I can give you if you haven't tried one of Brandon's hammocks, is to seek out and attend a local hang. I guarantee you'll find Warbonnet hammocks to try in abundance.
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    Unfortunately, Dutch has been having issues with...

    Unfortunately, Dutch has been having issues with the USPS. No fault on Dutch, its the local post office that doesn't seem to like to ship out packages out of Lancaster. However, when the USPS...
  20. Nah, here are the legs of the worlds greatest...

    Nah, here are the legs of the worlds greatest hiker:
    DUTCH:
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    Yep, considering 70 degrees is right on the cusp...

    Yep, considering 70 degrees is right on the cusp of not needing an underquilt at all, any pad will do fine.
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    Also, you might want to put this in the For Sale...

    Also, you might want to put this in the For Sale or For Trade subforum next time, keeps confusion to a minimum.
  23. I use the draw cords in both my HG and UGQ quilts...

    I use the draw cords in both my HG and UGQ quilts to make the quilt lay like that, no need for the top string running across the hammock. But that will do in a pinch! Nice job.
  24. If you want to replace the aluminum pieces that...

    If you want to replace the aluminum pieces that Brandon puts on his Ridgerunner, I don't think you can do that with webbing since the amount of webbing needed would exceed the weight of those pieces....
  25. Hammock Gear has been a fine upstanding business,...

    Hammock Gear has been a fine upstanding business, as well as being just good people. Adam and Jenny would never purposely mislead their customers. Also, if you can't get an answer via email, why not...
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    Definitely! Alex has a great hammock and great...

    Definitely! Alex has a great hammock and great customer service, being a fine addition to our cottage industry "family". A++++
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    I would check out any local hangs. I know Clark...

    I would check out any local hangs. I know Clark isn't as popular as Warbonnet for example, but there always seems to be at least one Clark in every sizable hang I've gone to. I know the big Florida...
  28. Well, my favorite site in the Ocala National...

    Well, my favorite site in the Ocala National Forest is Hidden Pond, but that's a primitive site, however there is Juniper Springs Recreation Area nearby which is an established campground with...
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    Had a blast at my first Texas hang, thanks to...

    Had a blast at my first Texas hang, thanks to rockportkayak aka Ryan, Mr. & Mrs. Baby Huey, Humer91, UncleMJM and the Mrs, Texas Longhorn, Cookiecoon, and everyone else there at the hang for making...
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    Ditto! I'll be at the Goose Island Hang,...

    Ditto! I'll be at the Goose Island Hang, introducing them to bacon-wrapped drunken dates!
  31. For your ridgeline, in the future, I would...

    For your ridgeline, in the future, I would recommend either Dutch's Tarp Flyz or his Stingers.
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    Looking forward to this, I'll be arriving early...

    Looking forward to this, I'll be arriving early Sat morning due to work. This will be my first organized hang here in Texas, looking forward to meeting you guys!
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    Welcome from San Antonio! You're in a great...

    Welcome from San Antonio! You're in a great state, some of the best hikers in the world live there, I have the privilege of calling some of them my friends.
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    I'll be there in spirit! I miss you guys!

    I'll be there in spirit! I miss you guys!
  35. Thread: old newbie

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    Welcome wildR! Be sure to keep an eye on...

    Welcome wildR! Be sure to keep an eye on http://ukhammocks.co.uk/collections/hammocks The are an authorized UK Warbonnet distributor and have better pricing due to local shipping. However,...
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    I use zing-it for my tarp suspension, so I use...

    I use zing-it for my tarp suspension, so I use Dutch's Tarp Flyz's myself: http://www.dutchwaregear.com/flyz.html Smaller, lighter, and are stupid simple, plus supports our cottage industry.
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    Looks like a great trip guys! Any gators in Blue...

    Looks like a great trip guys! Any gators in Blue Sink?
  38. As for fabric weight limits I generally refer to...

    As for fabric weight limits I generally refer to Dream-Hammocks chart, found here: http://www.dream-hammock.com/ComfortRating.html
    As for 7/64 amsteel, no problem! I know, its hard to believe, but...
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    Just voted as well. Florida boy done good! :)

    Just voted as well. Florida boy done good! :)
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    Contact Mama and Papa Smurf at dream-hammock.com....

    Contact Mama and Papa Smurf at dream-hammock.com. They made a kid sized hammock for the Fifth Annual Florida Hang's raffle last year. I'm sure they could make you one as well.
  41. There's the Goose Island Hang!...

    There's the Goose Island Hang! https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/102151-TX-gt-GOOSE-ISLAND-SP-gt-APRIL-10-12-2015
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    WITHDRAWN: I would be interested to know that too, as the...

    I would be interested to know that too, as the heaviest 850 fill 50" chest Flight Jacket UGQ makes, the 0 degree, is only 25.81 ounces. I'm thinking some overstuff?
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    Going to try and make this hang. It will be my...

    Going to try and make this hang. It will be my first Texas hang, as I just moved here from Florida. Got greeted by some really freezing weather! :) Hope to see you guys next month!
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    I would be a bit wary of Chinese down. First...

    I would be a bit wary of Chinese down. First they have no certification system to measure fill power or even cleanliness, so I wonder how they can judge 600 fill from 850-900. I was going to buy a...
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    Wow! What sort of temperature rating do you...

    Wow! What sort of temperature rating do you think you'll be able to get out of all that?
  46. Dutch, you are truly too much! I would love to...

    Dutch, you are truly too much! I would love to get in on this, but my sewing skills are next to nil. Congratulations to the winner, whomever it turns out to be!
  47. I'm wondering if this product...

    I'm wondering if this product would help delay the UV affects on the straps for sunnier states like Florida, California, Texas, etc? Pricy option though...
  48. The Ocala National Forest has several primitive...

    The Ocala National Forest has several primitive campsite and several creeks to paddle on, but the problem is, I'm not sure where the two intersect as I'm more of a backpacker than a paddler. My...
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    Here's the GPS coordinates for the campsite:...

    Here's the GPS coordinates for the campsite: N27.69125 W81.15352 I don't have much of a description of the camp on the GPS track, so if someone could give a good overview of the camp, water...
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    I just moved to San Antonio from Florida, what...

    I just moved to San Antonio from Florida, what are the rules about camping on the Lone Star Hiking Trail? I assume its like the Florida Trail and the AT, at least 200 feet off the trail?
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