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    I have to agree with that feedback! Sometimes...

    I have to agree with that feedback! Sometimes difficult enough to pull out a perfectly smooth toggle.
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    I did my own DIY down UQs asymmetrical, and did...

    I did my own DIY down UQs asymmetrical, and did dart the inside material a bit differently due to the deferential. Same for the baffles.

    My hammocks are asymmetrical.
  3. I have Jenny's permission, so count me in! Shall...

    I have Jenny's permission, so count me in! Shall I bring salad for dinner?! Which breakfast are you planning for ... Sunday? Anyway, just tell me what to bring for what, and I will.
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    Welcome from Tennessee! Married an Ohio girl ......

    Welcome from Tennessee! Married an Ohio girl ... over 40 years ago. She still keeps me around, but still sometimes introduces me as her "first husband." LOL
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    Does not appear to be catenary cut, so it'll flap...

    Does not appear to be catenary cut, so it'll flap in the wind.
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    Welcome ... from right down the road ......

    Welcome ... from right down the road ... Nashville. I was out in 8 degree weather about 3 weekends ago in my hammock in the Big South Fork NRRA. Snug as a bug in a rug!
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    Good thing you're in the UK where trespass...

    Good thing you're in the UK where trespass apparently isn't illegal, and not on WhiteBlaze.net, where discussing how to get away with illegal acts is ... verboten.

    And hiker-land owner relations...
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    Plenty of beginners find Georgia to be much more...

    Plenty of beginners find Georgia to be much more difficult than they wished. Just a word to the wise, based on how you described y'all's conditioning (or lack thereof).
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    I'm hoping to lead a small group from the...

    I'm hoping to lead a small group from the "Nashville Backpacker" group on meetup.com to the Sipsey during the first half of March most likely. Spoke with the Ranger yesterday for advice. Thinking...
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    Me too! :)

    Me too! :)
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    Not to mention, just about every city in America...

    Not to mention, just about every city in America has a "Germantown." ;)
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    The initial question is whether you want to do it...

    The initial question is whether you want to do it "quick and easy" or "fitted and difficult." Sewing a flat UQ and expecting it to fit to the complex curves of a hammock is easy. Conforming it to...
  13. Welcome from Nashville. You've come to the right...

    Welcome from Nashville. You've come to the right place! Enjoy and don't be shy.
  14. Jones Gap State Park in SC just over the border...

    Jones Gap State Park in SC just over the border from NC would be the closest access from Asheville. Weather could be anything from sunny and warm to sleeting and bitter cold wind.

    If you'd like...
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    Yep, Shenandoah National Park is a great option...

    Yep, Shenandoah National Park is a great option for you. Normally takes about a week for normal backpackers to hike, but at your daily mileage it would take at least a couple of weeks to do the...
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    DITTO, though I made my own so made it doubled,...

    DITTO, though I made my own so made it doubled, so it's actually twice as long as my fat waist.



    Tell that to Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton! ;)
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    I rescued an abandoned pup last May. After...

    I rescued an abandoned pup last May. After getting his shots and getting him "chipped" and healthy, he's been on six backpacking trips with me. I carry a Z-rest pad, folded in half, with a...
  18. Thread: UGQ or HG?

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    Have only purchased from UGQ and would happily...

    Have only purchased from UGQ and would happily recommend them because they were so patient and kind with all my dumb questions on my first quilt purchase. Amazing folks.
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    Welcome from Nashville. Tenntucky? Is that...

    Welcome from Nashville.

    Tenntucky? Is that anything like Pennsyltucky?
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    Welcome from Nashville. I also do some kayak...

    Welcome from Nashville. I also do some kayak camping. I also run my ridgeline under my rainflies these days. But not familiar with the one you have. Mine came with prussiks, so that's what I use...
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    Welcome from Nashville! Wife and I lived in...

    Welcome from Nashville! Wife and I lived in Memphis for six years. You've come to the right place for all things hammock hiking! Enjoy.
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    Welcome from Nashville! You've come to the right...

    Welcome from Nashville! You've come to the right place with hammock questions!

    Indeed, an UQ is the way to go as opposed to a sleeping pad. Also, I bet you'll decide a Top Quilt is the way to...
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    Welcome from Nashville. If you'd like, feel free...

    Welcome from Nashville. If you'd like, feel free to run down the road sometime to our gatherings and hangs. We have a lot of 'em in middle Tennessee.
  24. Got about 6" here in Nashville on the south side...

    Got about 6" here in Nashville on the south side near Brentwood. Did "hike" 2 miles around the neighborhood with my pup (almost a year now). His first snow and he loved it.

    Spent last weekend in...
  25. Nice to have youngsters like yourself join the...

    Nice to have youngsters like yourself join the hammock movement and come to HF. ;) May the Force be with you.

    I bought my first hammock on the AT (at Trail Days in Damascus, VA) in '05. Took a...
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    Hello Jeff Myers. Welcome from Raymond Myers in...

    Hello Jeff Myers. Welcome from Raymond Myers in Nashville, Tennessee. My daughter Sarah Myers used to work in the Bend REI a few years ago. Now she's in grad school in Boston and an Air Force 2nd...
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    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee, though I was...

    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee, though I was born and raised in Upstate SC, in Powdersville. This is THE site for learning about hammocking. It's also one of the very best sites on the web for...
  28. Neo, I'm in Boston for Christmas with Grass and...

    Neo, I'm in Boston for Christmas with Grass and rest of family and new grandbaby. When I get back to Nashville and check calendar and get wife's permission, I'll be able to sign up, hopefully!
    ...
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    Welcome from Nashville, though I'm sitting in...

    Welcome from Nashville, though I'm sitting in snowy, chilly Boston right now. :)
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    Welcome from Nashville. Just got an inflatable...

    Welcome from Nashville. Just got an inflatable Luci Aura solar hanging lantern as Christmas gift. Have not had chance to use it on a hike or kayak trip, but expect it to be better suited for the...
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    Not only can a knot reduce the strength of cord...

    Not only can a knot reduce the strength of cord by up to 80%, you don't get double the strength by doubling the cord into a loop. It's still one cord over the eyebolt (or whatever) on one end and...
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    As long as you're not a Sooners fan next week, ...

    As long as you're not a Sooners fan next week, Welcome! Yep, it's addicting.

    Rain Man
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    Was on the southern half of the ALT a couple of...

    Was on the southern half of the ALT a couple of months ago and met two women who were hiking it in one day (they said). They had day packs and looked to be runners. So, maybe.

    Personally, it...
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    No idea at this time, but happy to stay in touch...

    No idea at this time, but happy to stay in touch and see.

    Rain Man
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    Welcome from Nashville. We do a lot of...

    Welcome from Nashville. We do a lot of backpacking over in your neck of the woods (east TN).
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    Welcome, from Nashville, Tennessee!!! Been...

    Welcome, from Nashville, Tennessee!!! Been hiking the AT up your way as recently as September. Have gotten to Rangeley so far. Will be back next Aug/Sep.

    My wife asked for her own hammock some...
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    One of the best parts! ;)

    One of the best parts! ;)
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    Was it just me or did anyone else have a hard...

    Was it just me or did anyone else have a hard time hearing the dialogue?

    Did we see folks camping in a rock house and building a fire at it? Aren't those verboten?

    I didn't hear what trails...
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    I'd never be able to take a PLUQ down to 30...

    I'd never be able to take a PLUQ down to 30 degrees, but as far as a rugged multi-function summer UQ, mine is great.

    I wonder how other folks keep it folded? I don't want to sew it, because I...
  40. A year or two ago, there was a thread about...

    A year or two ago, there was a thread about buying some surplus military pole sets. I bought a couple sets and made a spreader pole for my OES MacCat Deluxe. It's a great improvement over using...
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    I've had this happen more than once on the AT,...

    I've had this happen more than once on the AT, both times when staying with a group in a yard. Just takes some extra line and stakes. I don't have pics on this computer, but will try to upload a...
  42. This coming Monday evening is our annual...

    This coming Monday evening is our annual Nashville Backpacker "Holiday Dinner" and "Dirty Santa Gift Swap" at 7:00 at Ted's Montana Grill on West End Avenue in Nashville. We eat dinner then do the...
  43. What he said. Similar to what I did in my attic,...

    What he said. Similar to what I did in my attic, where I do a lot of my DIY hammock work. I feel much safer than merely drilling into a single stud/rafter. Fortunately, I don't have drywall to...
  44. Welcome from Nashville. Lots of hammockers in...

    Welcome from Nashville. Lots of hammockers in Tennessee.

    Might I recommend you check Nashville Backpacker on Meetup.com?
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    Nothing beats a Nalgene full of hot water for...

    Nothing beats a Nalgene full of hot water for luxurious warmth when it is cold out.
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    I've sewn two modified KARO baffle UQs and...

    I've sewn two modified KARO baffle UQs and definitely used blue painters tape on the mesh, both to keep it from stretching and as a guideline for sewing. Have also used it for other projects for...
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    Welcome from Nashville!

    Welcome from Nashville!
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    Welcome from Tennessee!

    Welcome from Tennessee!
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    Welcome, from Nashville, TN. Had a college buddy...

    Welcome, from Nashville, TN. Had a college buddy from Startville. Good guy.
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    I "love" hearing about the failures ... to learn...

    I "love" hearing about the failures ... to learn from, that is.

    The risk of falling on one's spine is no small matter. Thanks for sharing! These accidents can happen, thus the need for...
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