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  1. It definitely looks interesting.

    It definitely looks interesting.
  2. So this just came across my FB feed ... anyone tried it yet?

    https://babodan.com/products/haven-tent-worldwide-free-shipping-buy-2-enjoy-10-off-43-99?variant=30323640369238

    It looks really interesting and can be used as a 1 person tent or flat lay hammock. ...
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    :scared: SURELY you jest!

    :scared:

    SURELY you jest!
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    Doh, I"m an idiot - ULA's site - trying to look...

    Doh, I"m an idiot - ULA's site - trying to look at their packs and it won't load their page.
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    DISREGAURD. Admin please delete

    Started this thread to ask if anyone had trouble opening ULA's site, but said Dutch instead. Disregard this thread, please.
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    I decided to get continuous loops - 15 inchers...

    I decided to get continuous loops - 15 inchers with whoopie hooks strung on them for gathering the ends of my hammock and 8 inchers to larks head around my cinch buckle. They are color-coded in my...
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    I started a spreadsheet this weekend and have...

    I started a spreadsheet this weekend and have made enough tweaks to drop my base pack weight by2 pounds. Got a couple cheap things to swap out that made a big difference.

    I haven't played around...
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    Thanks :) I'm looking forward to experimenting!

    Thanks :) I'm looking forward to experimenting!
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    Thanks for the responses. I wasn't looking at...

    Thanks for the responses. I wasn't looking at the price so much as the weight. The hammock/bugnet/tarp combo from Hummingbird isn't so far off the price point of a good Dutch set up, but it's quite...
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    Has anyone tried Hummingbird Hammock gear?

    It's on Amazon - very lightweight. Has anyone tried it? Thoughts?
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    Of whoopie slings and hammock straps

    So, I have a set of whoopie slings I have yet to use. I also have a set of straps with buckles instead of loops. Do I need 'biners for this set up or is that something I can ditch?

    Thanks for...
  12. I called the Forest Service concerning DeSoto...

    I called the Forest Service concerning DeSoto Falls Recreation Area and they said hammocks ARE allowed in the camp ground and didn't qualify that they had to be free standing. I'm still taking the...
  13. Ok, this is where we are going to camp ...

    Ok, this is where we are going to camp

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/conf/recarea/?recid=10524

    I'll bring my tent just in case we can't hang there.
  14. I've already booked a motel for the trip down. ...

    I've already booked a motel for the trip down. Our leisure will be headed back north, I am afraid. We'll be starting for home on the 23rd of July, a Monday.
  15. Cool, thanks. It will be around July 23rd to...

    Cool, thanks. It will be around July 23rd to 25th - in that range - that we will be in the area. So we should miss out on most of the 4th bustle.
  16. Trip to Florida and back - camping in Cherokee National Forest?

    So, in about 3 weeks I'm taking my daughter to see her grandparents in Florida. We'll do the hotel rout on the way down (we are in WV), but on the way back, I'm wanting to go through Chatahoochee...
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    I just ordered mine online with the Black Friday...

    I just ordered mine online with the Black Friday sale. Without a Costco membership, my total at final checkout was $33.99. Can't complain. Looking forward to getting my TQ/UQ set up :D
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    Hi and Welcome from West Virginia!

    Hi and Welcome from West Virginia!
  19. Thread: Hello from Ga.

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    Hi and welcome from West Virginia!

    Hi and welcome from West Virginia!
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    Hi and welcome from West Virginia :)

    Hi and welcome from West Virginia :)
  21. It's actually very light (12 oz) - the hammock,...

    It's actually very light (12 oz) - the hammock, that is. I would be replacing the heavy rope at the ends used to gather it with 1/8" shock cord all the way around and 4 double toggles. I thought of...
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    Hi and Welcome from West Virginia. You're just...

    Hi and Welcome from West Virginia. You're just across the river from me :) Well, ok, 3 hours, but in camping terms - that's just across the river!
  23. From Grand Trunk to Grand Underquilt Protector

    So I got this Grand Trunk Ultralight hammock off Amazon for about $20 (was lower when I snagged it). I figured it would be a decent hammock as it had such a good rating. No such luck. It's about...
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    Yay, I Turtledog!

    Thanks to dear son getting a new toy, an electric chain saw, and his eagerness to play with it ... I have a double tripod stand. He did the cutting and I did the lashing, and I'm extremely pleased...
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    I'm in West Virginia and currently limited to the...

    I'm in West Virginia and currently limited to the occasional overnight weekend trips. Monongalia Forest is close enough to be a playground, though South-Central Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio are...
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    Hi and welcome from West Virginia :) As a 51...

    Hi and welcome from West Virginia :) As a 51 year old, arthritic and overweight woman, I commiserate with you. But I am also PROUD OF YOU for your weight loss and not letting your weight hold you...
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    Ok. That makes sense.

    Ok. That makes sense.
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    If you look at the Handy Hammock stand, the poles...

    If you look at the Handy Hammock stand, the poles themselves aren't strong enough to hold the forces applied when hanging the hammock and laying in it. What's gives it the strength is the way the...
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    Welcome from West Virginia!

    Welcome from West Virginia!
  30. Thread: noob

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    Welcome from West Virginia!

    Welcome from West Virginia!
  31. Thread: Gave my notice

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    Grats, good luck and happy hanging on the AT :)

    Grats, good luck and happy hanging on the AT :)
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    DIY Handy Hammock set up?

    I have an idea, most likely a bad one, about how to make a handy hammock type treeless suspension system with PVC. Has anyone done this already?

    This will be for car camping as I've found many...
  33. Thread: Hi all

    by mikitta
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    Hi and welcome from West Virginia :)

    Hi and welcome from West Virginia :)
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    I have a couple of hammocks I picked up for very...

    I have a couple of hammocks I picked up for very cheap - jungle type with the bug net. Regular price is around $25, but I got them for $5 each. They work decently and I've camped with them. ...
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    Hi and welcome from West Virginia!

    Hi and welcome from West Virginia!
  36. Thread: Hello

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    Hi and welcome from West Virginia :) Post pics...

    Hi and welcome from West Virginia :) Post pics of your bike-packing trip!
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    Oldpappy - Then you go right through Doddridge...

    Oldpappy - Then you go right through Doddridge County and past Big Flint Road. Wave next time you go by :D
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    I saw the ladies forum and did, indeed, become a...

    I saw the ladies forum and did, indeed, become a donating member just for that :) Thank you for thinking of me!
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    Fat Woman Hiking from West Virginia

    I've lurked here for the last year maybe posting once and decided it was time to introduce myself. My screen name here is mikitta, but my blog is Fat Woman Hiking -- because I'm a short, fat, middle...
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    It's a standard camping hammock with mosquito...

    It's a standard camping hammock with mosquito netting attached. I'm 5'1 and can stretch out without hitting either the bottom or the top (relative to my position) with hands or feet. So I'm going...
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    I'd remove that hammock included -- but I won't...

    I'd remove that hammock included -- but I won't buy the thing unless someone has had actual experience with that stand. MOST places here allow hammock camping, but there's one place I like to go...
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    Hammock Stand on Amazon ...

    Hammock Stand for $32

    Has anyone used one of these for car camping - that is, has it worked? have you been able to adapt it to an actual camping hammock successfully? Is it worth the money?
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