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    Hi. You got a LOT of nice places to hike and...

    Hi. You got a LOT of nice places to hike and hang up there!!! Check out Tim Ernst books and CLICK THIS FOR MAPS and then CLICK THIS LINK FOR BACKPACKING ARKANSAS
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    I tried them. Sewed them onto the head end and...

    I tried them. Sewed them onto the head end and opposite foot end of the UQ. You won't be using the shock cords. Then sewed some elastic ribbon along the hammock where I wanted the ends to be (that...
  3. Well worth the wait. Pick up a copy of "The...

    Well worth the wait. Pick up a copy of "The Ultimate Hang" and digest that. Lots of great information in one place.
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    Because Shug has well known (around here) videos....

    Because Shug has well known (around here) videos. Because I've only been at +18 and no video of it.
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    Loved some of the comments. Need to post Shug in...

    Loved some of the comments. Need to post Shug in a hammock at -30 (when the thermometer bottomed out), for the comment about "below 70 degrees Fahrenheit you can't sleep in one".
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    Sounded like a good time, overcoming adversity,...

    Sounded like a good time, overcoming adversity, being careful, learning stuff....
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    same here.

    same here.
  8. Thread: Hello from DFW

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    Hi, Look into a Under Quilt (UQ). Or a pad to...

    Hi, Look into a Under Quilt (UQ). Or a pad to insulate your back.
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    I use mesh snake skins on my tarps and love them....

    I use mesh snake skins on my tarps and love them. But they also stay in the outside pocket of the pack. I can quickly set up the tarp in bad weather. In good weather, I still hand it, but don't...
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    Hi, Welcome. There is the Cross Timbers Trail,...

    Hi, Welcome. There is the Cross Timbers Trail, up on Texoma (377). Good places to hang and hike. There are lots of places over in LBJ National Grasslands, north of Decatur. Hook into the USFS...
  11. I was wondering about that also. Wondered if...

    I was wondering about that also. Wondered if anyone had tested. Worse storm I was in, the wind hit the long side and pushed it into me. But then once that first down-draft wind hit, the rest...
  12. Mistletoe in the tree also is a bad thing to see....

    Mistletoe in the tree also is a bad thing to see. We just had to have a large old Elm removed. It had mistletoe for years. Branches dying and breaking. I commented to the tree guy about that the...
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    I went to the local archery shop. they don't...

    I went to the local archery shop. they don't have aluminum! He said that he didn't have any call for it from archers anymore. But he made me 4 out of CF for free. I've used them once, with 1/2...
  14. Wonderful write up! Thanks!

    Wonderful write up! Thanks!
  15. Thread: Texas 4C Trail

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    LBJ, north of Decatur, has a lot of equestrians...

    LBJ, north of Decatur, has a lot of equestrians and trails for them. It is all grasslands, but a lot of forest also. There are farms and ranches still scattered around in it. Be aware, the actual...
  16. Thread: Texas 4C Trail

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    I only did the Cross timbers in winter (there was...

    I only did the Cross timbers in winter (there was ice forming on the shore line). A few on the hike filtered some. I'd carried enough as we did the hike east to west.
    LBJ National Grasslands? ...
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    Hi from the frozen DFW area. Check out even an...

    Hi from the frozen DFW area. Check out even an afternoon at a hammock hang (out) for tons of knowledge. Pick up "The Ultimate Hang" from most any vendor here or on Amazon. TONS of information. (I...
  18. Thread: Texas 4C Trail

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    Well, how about the Cross Timbers Trail? It runs...

    Well, how about the Cross Timbers Trail? It runs along the Lake Texoma shore line. http://cedarbayou.com/cross-timbers-trail/
    I think it is 14 miles in each direction.
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    Hi and welcome. The biggest trick I know with...

    Hi and welcome. The biggest trick I know with Whoopies (I now use UCR's), is to grab and tuck the end of the hammock under your arm. Which completely removes all tension from the Whoopie/UCR. Then...
  20. Thread: Texas 4C Trail

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    I believe the one person I know who thru-hiked...

    I believe the one person I know who thru-hiked it, said "cache some water". I might be wrong.
  21. crossed or more frog-style? and sure, you can...

    crossed or more frog-style? and sure, you can sleep like that. But eventually, you will stretch out.
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    I use a 1.1 DL. For pad flexibility, skeeter...

    I use a 1.1 DL. For pad flexibility, skeeter control also. For your weight, 1.1 DL or 1.7 SL. No need (weight wise) for a 1.7 DL.
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    keep and eye on the Southwest subforum for...

    keep and eye on the Southwest subforum for hang-outs.
  24. and just down the hill from the main gate, is...

    and just down the hill from the main gate, is historical site. CCC built stuff. There is a pond with a rock water fall, etc. Historical markers are around there also. We were surprised when the...
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    Question. will Zing-It work as well as a cotton...

    Question. will Zing-It work as well as a cotton shoe lace? I've used Zing-it and not gotten wet, but.......
  26. TSP is my favorite orienteering venue. We placed...

    TSP is my favorite orienteering venue. We placed three permanent courses in there. Ask about it at the boat/store place. They should have the maps. All three start right on the steps between the...
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    I messed around today. I have UCR's. I drilled...

    I messed around today. I have UCR's. I drilled a small hole at one end of a toggle, threaded thru a loop of Zing-it. Then looped that onto the eye of my UCR. Toggle is then attached to the UCR,...
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    SHug, the orange lead? Is the other end attached...

    SHug, the orange lead? Is the other end attached to the whoopie/UCR? So "always at hand, never lost"??
    Or, attached to the webbing?
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    http://dutchwaregear.com/aluminum-quilt-hooks.html...

    http://dutchwaregear.com/aluminum-quilt-hooks.html
    http://dutchwaregear.com/plastic-quilt-hooks.html
    http://dutchwaregear.com/ridgeline-quilt-hooks.html...
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    True. But thinking back, I bet I started the...

    True. But thinking back, I bet I started the Compression strap belt like 7 years ago. I think Dutch had the aluminum clips and some other stuff then. The clips you used were kool.
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    LOL.....I go orienteering. I use an REI...

    LOL.....I go orienteering. I use an REI Compression strap....no metal to mess up compass....been working great for like 5 years....
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    is this a thru hike on the Lone Star I guess?

    is this a thru hike on the Lone Star I guess?
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    I have a Grand Trunk silk liner and have used it...

    I have a Grand Trunk silk liner and have used it here in Texas in the summer. I've also used it in deep winter to add warmth.
    One thought for them is that by using them, you dirty the liner and...
  34. I can think of lots of reasons. Dams and water...

    I can think of lots of reasons. Dams and water supplies got higher security post-9/11. Private hunting ranches here in Texas (On my first trip to Uvalde...this USAF brat thought we were going thru...
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    You have TQ....just originally sleeping bags. Ge...

    You have TQ....just originally sleeping bags. Ge the UQ. I've tried both (and used both a CCF pad and full UQ down to 18 degrees F), and always use the UQ. Do the UQ first. Better TQ's later.
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    I check my porch every morning.....in case Dutch...

    I check my porch every morning.....in case Dutch over-nighted the Dutch Bling I dreamed about to me.................
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    Should we hold out for Titanium rings? :lol:

    Should we hold out for Titanium rings?
    :lol:
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    got some Wristies. Great stuff, Shug approved. ...

    got some Wristies. Great stuff, Shug approved. Wore them out on my 8 mile hike at 35 degrees....work great.
  39. Guess I'll be the first to mention the Adutchable...

    Guess I'll be the first to mention the Adutchable clips from our buddy Dutch.
    adjustable for your tree straps. You could add his Dutch Buckles also for doubling up adjustability

    CLICK THIS for...
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    LOL. Yay! for Dutch. But also...

    LOL. Yay! for Dutch.

    But also remember......it's the USPS. Several times, I've had tracking hit a black hole. "Your item arrived 4/14/2014 at the Nashville Sort facility"
    "Your item is due...
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    I got one from ArrowHead Equipment. Happy with...

    I got one from ArrowHead Equipment. Happy with it. I got the Cub model.
    CLICK THIS
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    Welcome! We can help you spend $$$. Then what...

    Welcome! We can help you spend $$$. Then what you don't like......:lol:
  43. Welcome! TSP is my favorite place for...

    Welcome! TSP is my favorite place for Orienteering! Have hung my hammock there at a buddies camp site and snoozed while waiting for the night O event.
  44. It's pretty well marked. The maps are good. The...

    It's pretty well marked. The maps are good. The only confusing part for me is TWICE now around the Winding Stairs Trail head! And there is a crossing north of Albert Pike that had me confused...
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    Welcome! There are a few of us around the DFW...

    Welcome! There are a few of us around the DFW area. And check out the Southwest forum also. Just this weekend, there is a TX group down on the Lone Star Trail (huntsville area) doing 2 nights and...
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    here is a blog on a thru hike....

    here is a blog on a thru hike.
    http://walkforawhile.blogspot.com/2011/01/lone-star-hiking-trail-thru-hike-2011.html
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    I camped there once, down in the Primitive area. ...

    I camped there once, down in the Primitive area. They are hammock friendly, I had mine set up and two or three sites over was like 4 more hammocks. Restroom (no showers) at the top of the hill. ...
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    It is crinkly, but not that bad. Rain on it...

    It is crinkly, but not that bad. Rain on it makes a higher pitched PING sound. I would not use it for pillows.
    You know how a Space Blanket is? I would say my CF tarp makes half that noise or...
  49. Rating of UQ? TQ? I would take 3 season stuff,...

    Rating of UQ? TQ? I would take 3 season stuff, like rated to 30 or 20 if you sleep cold. If rated at 30, maybe take a silk liner for the TQ. I'd just check the weather say the Wednesday before...
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    attempting to figure out their sizing? Looks...

    attempting to figure out their sizing? Looks like "Adult large" is mens? they give a length and then a circumference. I guess that is around the widest part of your hand?
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