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  1. I hope to bring my bike too, but depends on how...

    I hope to bring my bike too, but depends on how many of us carpool together.
  2. Gonna try my best to make it to Watoga. I've...

    Gonna try my best to make it to Watoga. I've fallen in love with this park and area after the one and only MAHHA hang was there. Got to bike the entire Greenbrier trail last year with WVwanderer...
  3. I sure did miss that one. I can't edit it...

    I sure did miss that one. I can't edit it anymore but have asked the mod to fix it. Here's the link until then.
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  4. VA>Mt. Rogers>5th Annual Grayson Highlands Fall Festival>Sept. 25-28

    5th Annual Grayson Highlands Fall Festival
    Mt. Rogers, Virginia
    Grayson Highlands State Park
    September 25-28, 2015

    * Hammockers! Come join the fun again! Family-friendly event!
    * Free camping...
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    Sweet video! Thanks for posting!

    Sweet video! Thanks for posting!
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    Donna, Tim, Dutch, thank you so much for another...

    Donna, Tim, Dutch, thank you so much for another wonderful MAHHA. Absolutely outstanding! You are sooooo appreciated for all that you do!

    And thanks to all the vendors and hangers who donated to...
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    Great reports and pics! How were the roads...

    Great reports and pics! How were the roads getting there and getting back?
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    What a great first night! Good job. Isn't it...

    What a great first night! Good job. Isn't it cool to find out just how comfy getting off the ground can be?
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    You won't regret it. So many great people and...

    You won't regret it. So many great people and so much to learn. Bring your camera and take pictures of all the different gear and hanging techniques. I always take close up pics of everything I...
  10. Alright Maz!! Numbers are getting up there! You...

    Alright Maz!! Numbers are getting up there! You guys are going to have a great group of people.
  11. Aww, thanks guys, but I never got out enough in...

    Aww, thanks guys, but I never got out enough in the winter so I sold all my really warm gear. I had a lot of expensive down just sitting in the closet. Plus, I'm trying to heal my foot. Plantar...
  12. If you go back, the rangers might have a lost and...

    If you go back, the rangers might have a lost and found.
  13. Great! You'll want to register here because...

    Great! You'll want to register here because there is additional information requested.
  14. Since you don't have to backpack out to the...

    Since you don't have to backpack out to the shelter anymore, you don't have to worry about weight and can use items such as fleece and regular blankets for on top. You can keep as much extra gear in...
  15. If you want to use the sign-up sheet from a...

    If you want to use the sign-up sheet from a mobile device, you need to download the Goole Sheets app. It works with Android as well as IOS.
  16. 9th one! So tradition it is. The pictures are...

    9th one! So tradition it is. The pictures are from last year's hang at Mt. Rogers.
  17. lol, excuse my Freudian slip. (Although I rather...

    lol, excuse my Freudian slip. (Although I rather like it. :D )
  18. This threat is up and running. Feel free to...

    This threat is up and running. Feel free to start posting questions and comments! HomeRun is the organizer so you can private message him if you need to.
  19. VA > Mt. Rogers Winter Hang < January 23-25, 2015 < Grayson Highlands State Park

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    January 23-25, 2015
    Mt. Rogers! The Original Cold Weather Hammock Hang!!
    Don't Miss It!

    REGISTER HERE. ...
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    The link does not work for my iPad but works for...

    The link does not work for my iPad but works for my desktop PC and my iMac. HomeRun could post to it too. Someone smarter than me will have to tell me how to fix it for my iPad. Sharing choice I...
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    Yes, we're just waiting for confirmation on the...

    Yes, we're just waiting for confirmation on the dates from the park before we post the announcement and organizing thread. They need to check their calendar. HomeRun is doing a great job checking...
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    Welcome from West Virginia. Some of my favorite...

    Welcome from West Virginia. Some of my favorite hiking is on the AT in Maryland. Nice to have you here.
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    None taken. I pretty sure, no I'm absolutely...

    None taken. I pretty sure, no I'm absolutely sure JRB has had that comment before. :lol:
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    JRB ...

    JRB and Zpacks both have down hoods. JRB hood on sale.
  25. Thread: Thank You

    by HappyCamper
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    Very nice! Karma and the good people on this...

    Very nice! Karma and the good people on this forum. Now keep your mail box cleared out so people can yak atcha even more!
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    1. Hot water bottle 2. Eat way more than you...

    1. Hot water bottle
    2. Eat way more than you usually do before going to sleep so your body has plenty of calories to keep you warm.


    Take a Nalgene water bottle with you, a large wool or...
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    Dear Cranky Yoda, :) I'm so sorry about all...

    Dear Cranky Yoda, :)

    I'm so sorry about all of this. You deserve better and it will get better. Give it time and take it slow. Concentrate on the little wonders of the world with gratitude and...
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    Welcome from West Virginia!

    Welcome from West Virginia!
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    I don't get out much due to family obligations,...

    I don't get out much due to family obligations, but Dolly Sods area is a favorite. Country Roads and I did a hike into Roaring Plains in June, just down the road from the Sods. Then WVWanderer and...
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    Wow, great pics! You look more like a day hiker...

    Wow, great pics! You look more like a day hiker than thru. And congrats to Tala. Does she get a trophy or a certificate suitable for framing for being the first dog to thru hike it? :)
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    Welcome from Morgantown. Hope to see you at a...

    Welcome from Morgantown. Hope to see you at a hang!
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    Ditto. The only time I sleep in a hammock is out...

    Ditto. The only time I sleep in a hammock is out camping or backyard gear testing. So the first night I wake up quite a bit and the second night sound asleep. I've actually experimented sleeping...
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    Welcome from West Virginia! Welcome to the cult....

    Welcome from West Virginia! Welcome to the cult. :)
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    Rest in peace, Scout. Thank you for letting...

    Rest in peace, Scout. Thank you for letting Scout be a part of Hammock Forums. I so enjoyed your journeys.
  35. It's a great event! Y'all have a great time. ...

    It's a great event! Y'all have a great time. Can't wait to see pictures. Stay warm and dry everyone!
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    Welcome! Wishing you many happy nights hammock...

    Welcome! Wishing you many happy nights hammock camping!
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    Most people who are side or stomach sleepers go...

    Most people who are side or stomach sleepers go for bridge hammocks because they have the same problems you are stating. You should try a bridge hammock and see if that does better for you.

    I was...
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    How long is that hammock? A longer hammock might...

    How long is that hammock? A longer hammock might help.

    Also, I put a stuff sack with extra clothes under my knees so I don't get that over extension. Even when I lay at an angle I'm never...
  39. Correction: Happy Camper and WVwander absolutely...

    Correction: Happy Camper and WVwander absolutely freaked out over WV's hot-off-the-fire meatloaf sandwiches. And now you've got homemade buns. WV's taking it up another few notches!

    Gosh, I wish...
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    Ditto. It's what feels best to you. Some people...

    Ditto. It's what feels best to you. Some people don't do it at all if they have poor circulation in their feet. Their feet get too cold at night.
  41. I've had this conversation with my hanging...

    I've had this conversation with my hanging friends and I agree wth you. The weight savings is minimal. I have way more selection on trees with my full straps than when I was using whoopies. Plus...
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    AWESOME Maz!!! Thanks for posting. The family...

    AWESOME Maz!!! Thanks for posting. The family looks mighty fine. The Momo suitcase was too funny! What a beautiful hike. Marking it on my future hike list. Tell Firefly and dad I said hi! ...
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    I use snake skins too for my cuben tarp. It's...

    I use snake skins too for my cuben tarp. It's fast and I don't fold up the skins in any way. I just stuff them inside my pack if dry. If wet they go into the big outside pocket on back of pack.
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    It's a good question. I've been out with a group...

    It's a good question. I've been out with a group where in the middle of the night you could hear the wind rolling in like a freight train and then my hammock would lift up and then I'd hear it...
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    This is a great idea! I'm in!

    This is a great idea! I'm in!
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    I use them. The only problem is they get too...

    I use them. The only problem is they get too tight after you sit in your hammock and have it "fully stocked" with your underquilt, top quilt and anything you may keep in you hammock like clothes. ...
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    I buy and sell gear all the time just because I...

    I buy and sell gear all the time just because I like to try new things. I joke often that I never "buy" gear, I only rent it. :) I think the first piece of hammock gear I bought beside the hammock...
  48. I know. I don't know of very many campgrounds...

    I know. I don't know of very many campgrounds that have such large campsites as Watoga. It's great not be squashed in next to other people.
  49. Thread: Pillows

    by HappyCamper
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    I have an ultralight yellow net stuff sack...

    I have an ultralight yellow net stuff sack tethered to my hammock ridgeline with string and a plastic mitten hook. Weighs nothing. When ready for bed I stuff my down sweater into it and have a...
  50. Stove set is sold.

    Stove set is sold.
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