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  1. Thread: Camp Chair UQ

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    You will not regret it one bit, they are a great...

    You will not regret it one bit, they are a great addition to sitting around a campfire on a cool night....keeps your entire backside nice and warm!
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    Ruffner Mtn is a good place to go if you are in...

    Ruffner Mtn is a good place to go if you are in the B'ham area. Cheaha State Park has several good hikes. Another idea would be to ride bicycles on the Chief Ladiga Trail and eat at the solid rock...
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    Way to go guys! Sorry that it didn't work out for...

    Way to go guys! Sorry that it didn't work out for me to be able make this trip, sometime things just don't go the way that you had planned for them to.
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    I have been wanting to have this done to my Clark...

    I have been wanting to have this done to my Clark North American for a long time especially after seeing the NX models and how the poles keep the netting away from your face. Donna did the work for 2...
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    Ichetucknee looks like a nice place with lots to...

    Ichetucknee looks like a nice place with lots to do, so 2 nights there would be good.
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    Thanks for all of the hard work putting this...

    Thanks for all of the hard work putting this together. I am flexible and really do not mind whatever works out best for everyone.
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    I have decided to drive rather than do Greyhound....

    I have decided to drive rather than do Greyhound. My only reason to try Greyhound was that I didn't want to be a worry for anyone to have to shuttle me back and forth but if several people are going...
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    Greyhound does accept bicycles but they have to...

    Greyhound does accept bicycles but they have to be packed in a bike box from either a bike shop or Greyhound sells them for 10 bucks. Best I can tell you are allowed 2 pieces of checked baggage and...
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    Another option may be Greyhound bus. The station...

    Another option may be Greyhound bus. The station is about 5 miles from Anastasia State Park and Chiefland has one as well near Cedar Key....about 30 miles! Only bad thing about it is that it takes a...
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    Thanks Fl Rider, I will wait and see how things...

    Thanks Fl Rider, I will wait and see how things play out but as of right now I am down for this one.
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    Very interested in this trip, what about a...

    Very interested in this trip, what about a shuttle back to St Augustine from Cedar Key?
  12. I enjoyed watching all of your video's.Good job!...

    I enjoyed watching all of your video's.Good job! Hiking in the good ol Alabama heat and humidity isn't easy to do.
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    We did Big Bend a few years ago and had plenty of...

    We did Big Bend a few years ago and had plenty of trees to hang from up in the mountains but the lower you got the trees are hard to come by. I carried 2 gallons of water for 2.5 days and used every...
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    I would go if I didn't have plans to bike the...

    I would go if I didn't have plans to bike the Chief Ladiga/Silver Comet trail this weekend. The Leaves are starting to turn pretty good! Hope you guys have fun.
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    It looks like you will stay south of Atlanta when...

    It looks like you will stay south of Atlanta when you come through Georgia,but if things change you should take the Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga Trail just west of Atlanta to Anniston,Alabama.There...
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    Hedcase and I are not going to be able make it...

    Hedcase and I are not going to be able make it this time,Hope everyone has fun!
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    Put me and Hedcase on the list,we should be there...

    Put me and Hedcase on the list,we should be there around noon on Friday.
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    I was there hunkered down in my hammock praying...

    I was there hunkered down in my hammock praying that one of those lightning bolts that were coming straight down would not strike us,when I heard someone utter those infamous words:lol:
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    I would go with the double.The bottom layer...

    I would go with the double.The bottom layer ripped on my first night of a 3 day trip and the other layer held for the rest of the trip.
  20. This was one of the best trips that we ever had...

    This was one of the best trips that we ever had as a family! My kids loved riding bicycles on the carraige trails.
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    I stayed 5 nights there last summer and had no...

    I stayed 5 nights there last summer and had no problems.
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    Love me some Cades Cove and riding a bike is the...

    Love me some Cades Cove and riding a bike is the best way to really take in the loop!
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    5 days at Cades Cove this past summer...No...

    5 days at Cades Cove this past summer...No problems
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    I have a North American, and its my favorite...

    I have a North American, and its my favorite winter hammock but the pockets don't really help much for keeping you warm.The hammock is to small for a pad for me and I use a underquilt on mine.
  25. Good story....Thanks for posting!

    Good story....Thanks for posting!
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    If you are heading west on 20/59 wanting to make...

    If you are heading west on 20/59 wanting to make B'ham, Tannehill will be your best bet.....the others are about 20 to 25 minutes out of your way. Tannehill is just past B'ham, but if you are not...
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    Great trip report! One of my favorite things to...

    Great trip report! One of my favorite things to do on a Saturday is to ride from Piedmont to Cedartown...lunch at Zorba's...and back to Piedmont on the Silver Comet/Ladiga trail.
  28. a good hike with plenty of water would be from...

    a good hike with plenty of water would be from Pine Glen Campground walking north to the Burns trailhead although it is not a loop hike and you would have to take 2 cars or there is a guy who does...
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    It will still be hot and dry on the Pinhoti in...

    It will still be hot and dry on the Pinhoti in September,but if you decide to go I would walk any of the sections between the state park and the 278 trailheads. You will find water down low between...
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    I really enjoyed reading your trip report, we did...

    I really enjoyed reading your trip report, we did this trip 2 weeks ago and the scenery is awesome with all of the wildflowers in bloom.
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    Wishing I had some of that cool mountain air...

    Wishing I had some of that cool mountain air today...105 heat index today and the air was so thick you could cut it with a knife! Great video Mac! I enjoyed the hike with you guy's and look forward...
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    You will not have any worry's with bears, but you...

    You will not have any worry's with bears, but you can call the outfitter and talk with them if it will make you feel better.
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    Way to hot in Bama to do anything much except...

    Way to hot in Bama to do anything much except soak up the AC...I went to the smokey's last week and it was nice and cool up high....67 for a high on Mt Leconte last thursday
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    On my Clark I use the ropes that came with it and...

    On my Clark I use the ropes that came with it and just use a simple timber hitch on the head and foot end. If you pull tight, it will pull the seams apart where it hooks to the hammock on the foot...
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    let us know how the Cohutta trip went....I have...

    let us know how the Cohutta trip went....I have been thinking of planning a trip within the next few weeks....as for the Sipsey, it is always has low water flow in the summer.
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    We did think about it....but Mac carried them...

    We did think about it....but Mac carried them back to NC with him.
    What a awesome trip that was, the 2 nights we hung on the Travois was cool, never have I saw that many stars and wakeing up and...
  37. Horse Pens 40 is a nice place. Its about 25...

    Horse Pens 40 is a nice place. Its about 25 minutes off of I-20 on hwy 231 N at the Pell City exit.
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    Thanks everyone, I am going to attempt making my...

    Thanks everyone, I am going to attempt making my first TQ soon. I think that I will also cover my quilt with the ripstop nylon. Is the 3.3 the thinest climashield?
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    For a summer TQ for temps down to 40 degree's...

    For a summer TQ for temps down to 40 degree's which of the synthetic insulations would you suggest?
  40. Good choice! We did the same thing about 10 years...

    Good choice! We did the same thing about 10 years ago and had a blast. I believe we stayed at the Smugglers Den campground in Bar Harbor Maine.Lots of things to see in and around Boston. One of the...
  41. Thread: Candle Lantern

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    Don't think it didn't cross my mind :)

    Don't think it didn't cross my mind :)
  42. Thread: Candle Lantern

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    We did the northern half of the Smokies last week...

    We did the northern half of the Smokies last week and hung one up in the shelters hoping to keep the mice away......It didn't work!
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    I live in Alabama and have the Mt. Washington and...

    I live in Alabama and have the Mt. Washington and Old Rag Mtn.I am a cold sleeper and I have not been cold yet with this combo. If you should get warm you can release the cord locks on the UG to let...
  44. I will be there...look forward to some dutch oven...

    I will be there...look forward to some dutch oven peach cobbler!
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    [QUOTE=wirerat123;301574]I'm usually down that...

    [QUOTE=wirerat123;301574]I'm usually down that way a few times when the Locust Fork is up. In fact I used to go visit Jeff Bynam in Oneonta occasionally. They build incredible VWs.

    I know...
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    Just down the road from you guys in Blount Co. I...

    Just down the road from you guys in Blount Co. I hope I can make this one if I don't have to work that weekend.
  47. Thread: New from N. AL

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    Its about time to start thinking about the next...

    Its about time to start thinking about the next Sipsey hang. I just got back from the Ocoee this weekend and it got all the way down to 64 for a low with very little humidity. I am so ready for some...
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    That looks like the ticket to me.....not nearly...

    That looks like the ticket to me.....not nearly as long and heavy as the Prarie Travois.
    Get the kinks worked out and you know I'm ready for BB again.
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    If you do the Eagle Rock Loop the campground at ...

    If you do the Eagle Rock Loop the campground at Albert Pike was still closed when I was out that way a few weeks ago. They are still recovering from all of the flood damage.
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    Thats a tough pull out of the NOC....especially...

    Thats a tough pull out of the NOC....especially in the heat,glad you had a good time!
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