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    Gear shakedown for any interested

    Leaving this morning on my SOBO AT Thru-Hike. Couldn't be more excited and nervous. Here's my gear run through and a few final words before I'm MIA for the next 6 months.

    6edWbOMgi58
  2. Thanks again for the encouraging words, everyone....

    Thanks again for the encouraging words, everyone. I can't wait for this hike to be as much apart of my life as the air that I breath. I'm so incredibly thankful and most assuredly blessed that I even...
  3. I'll definitely think about it. It never crossed...

    I'll definitely think about it. It never crossed my mind to write a book, but I could definitely look in to it.
  4. I plan on writing it all down, then blogging it...

    I plan on writing it all down, then blogging it when I get back. I'll certainly post it on here.
  5. I'll certainly let y'all know about a trail blog....

    I'll certainly let y'all know about a trail blog. I'll probably just write it all while I'm on the trail and update once I get back. I know for sure I'll make a YouTube video so that I can explain...
  6. Nervous, Excited, Anxious, and 30 other things

    I leave in a little over 2 weeks for my AT Thru-Hike. Hammocking the whole way. Recently purchased my last pieces I need for the trail and I'm all set. (I think!) I leave June 25th, flying to Maine,...
  7. I really go through withdrawals if I don't sleep...

    I really go through withdrawals if I don't sleep in my hammock often.
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    So, this has been a thought on my mind for years,...

    So, this has been a thought on my mind for years, and watching this video only intensifies my urges. I watched that entire Ray Mears video about him going to Kanarakuni and living there for a week...
  9. This forum became so "lol" so fast.

    This forum became so "lol" so fast.
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    Warbonnet makes great stuff, my cousin has one...

    Warbonnet makes great stuff, my cousin has one and it's pretty rad. As for myself, I've used pretty much just Hennessy Hammocks and I love 'em. They have one model, the Safari, that's great for...
  11. It's the classic. Bottom entry.

    It's the classic. Bottom entry.
  12. Price down to $180 shipped.

    Price down to $180 shipped.
  13. It won't come with the one that comes standard on...

    It won't come with the one that comes standard on it. I, however, do have a smaller tarp that comes with some of their other hammocks, if interested.
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    After hanging in the rain last night, I have a...

    After hanging in the rain last night, I have a few thoughts:

    Setting up the tarp first and just staying under it as much as possible kept me fairly dry while setting up the hammock.

    I don't...
  15. FS: Hennessy Hammock Safari Asym Classic

    For sale I have a HH Safari Asym Classic. Comes with stuff sack, webbing straps, and hammock.

    $200 obo

    http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q266/WesTehNinja/IMG_10511_zpsdec2ecde.jpg
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    Welcome from DeBerry, Texas! It's as East Texas...

    Welcome from DeBerry, Texas! It's as East Texas as you can get! Only about 5 minutes from Louisiana!
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    Thanks for all the advice guys. Prime example of...

    Thanks for all the advice guys. Prime example of why this website is amazing. =D
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    Yea, I think I'll invest in a small tarp to lay...

    Yea, I think I'll invest in a small tarp to lay my pack on at night under the hammock.
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    I'm getting ready to thru-hike the AT, and over...

    I'm getting ready to thru-hike the AT, and over on whiteblaze.net, there is always a constant debate on what is too much and what weight is the best. The answer that always resurfaces that I believe...
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    Do you think the pack cover might do well enough...

    Do you think the pack cover might do well enough to keep it dry if I just wrap the bottom well enough and just leave it on the ground?
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    General backpack hammocking questions

    As I'm getting prepared for my AT thru hike, whenever there is in-climate weather, I want to go hang and sleep in my hammock so that I can better prepare myself. In doing so, I've run into a few...
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    The piney woods of East Texas. Believe it or not...

    The piney woods of East Texas. Believe it or not this is just out in the woods behind my parent's place. It's beautiful out there.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iJTjful66M&playnex...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iJTjful66M&playnext=1&list=PLF7A659ED62F642F7&feature=results_video

    This is the method I use on my Hennessy and I'll never go back. It makes everything SO much...
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    It's the AT thru

    It's the AT thru
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    Question about short quilts.

    I was debating on getting a short quilt http://www.hammockquilts.com/apps/webstore/products/show/3289388
    for my thru-hike coming up this July-November (maybe December) and I just don't know what to...
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    Welcome to the hammock hanging family as well as...

    Welcome to the hammock hanging family as well as the Hennessy family!
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    Oh man, I was on the fence about getting one, but...

    Oh man, I was on the fence about getting one, but seeing it on the hammock has me salivating for one!
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    Get one of those halogen lights to set up in the...

    Get one of those halogen lights to set up in the backyard. They're great for a multitude of things and put of masses of light.
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    I've got a Hennessy Safari, Cub, and Expedition...

    I've got a Hennessy Safari, Cub, and Expedition and they're all amazing. =D
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    That was the good part, the tree didn't actually...

    That was the good part, the tree didn't actually fall all the way down because it did get caught on another tree. Very thankful for it!
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    Guys....I'm an idiot

    So, I think I've surpassed the amateur hammocking phase and progressed into intermediate or even lightly seasoned, or so I thought. I went camping last night with my uncle and cousin and we were...
  32. Anyone available for a midweek hang 3/26-3/28?

    I've got off from work school for a rather late Spring Break this week and I'm off Tuesday-Thursday. I know it's definitely short notice but if anyone would like to put some kind of mid-week hang...
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    He plays guitar for the fish, duh! ;D

    He plays guitar for the fish, duh! ;D
  34. Thread: Food?

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    Knorr pasta sides are always great!

    Knorr pasta sides are always great!
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    I'll have to second this. It's what I use on mine...

    I'll have to second this. It's what I use on mine and they're great!
  36. +1 on this. I agree completely. I really do think...

    +1 on this. I agree completely. I really do think HH are an exception.
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    Agreed! Hammocks will soon overtake tents! I...

    Agreed! Hammocks will soon overtake tents! I hope. =P
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    I believe there is a seam, everything seemed to...

    I believe there is a seam, everything seemed to work great today when I set it up. Everything was taught and awesome!
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    Dave-O, Well I didn't use a continual ridge...

    Dave-O,

    Well I didn't use a continual ridge line. There's basically two triangle clips on the end (like in the Warbonnet video), with some guy line attached to them. I just tied those two ends...
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    http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q266/WesTehNinj...

    http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q266/WesTehNinja/IMAG0012_zpsa9e7f8a2.jpg

    I did it guys! I ended up taking the larger Hex Fly out of my HH Safari and throwing it in with me Expedition and got...
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    Getcha a big blue pad from Walmart. They're $15...

    Getcha a big blue pad from Walmart. They're $15 and keep you surprisingly warm. I have a Hennessy Expedition, Marmot Sawtooth 15* mummy bag, and a pad and I can sleep pretty snug. The lowest I've...
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    It's the larger Hex Fly that comes with Hennessy...

    It's the larger Hex Fly that comes with Hennessy Safari. Maybe I just didn't have it staked down tight enough. I'll be able to try again either tonight or Thursday, so I'll use some of your tips and...
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    out in the hammock right now!

    So I just got my hammock pitched and I'm finally inside. I'm really enjoying doing this a couple of times a week to get some real experience in before my thru hike.

    So here's the dilemma: I was...
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    How long do the effects last? =O

    How long do the effects last? =O
  45. I've been in my HH Safari with my girlfriend and...

    I've been in my HH Safari with my girlfriend and we were both incredibly comfortable. However, I'm about 5'11 and 165 lbs. and she's about 5'1 and 90 lbs, so we're both relatively small. We were...
  46. Yea, the tadpole looks small, but reasonable....

    Yea, the tadpole looks small, but reasonable. Especially on price per size as well. I think that one may be the one!
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    Looks like a pretty comfy setup!

    Looks like a pretty comfy setup!
  48. Also this tarp looks like something relatively...

    Also this tarp looks like something relatively small, but pretty protective. What do you guys think about it?

    http://wildernesslogics.com/TAD-POLE-Tad-Pole.htm
  49. Well that kind of stinks! I was hoping to be able...

    Well that kind of stinks! I was hoping to be able to use the stock tarp with it that way I wouldn't have to buy another one. I would try some DIY stuff, but I honestly don't trust myself with a DIY...
  50. Such great tips from everyone. It's very much...

    Such great tips from everyone. It's very much appreciated. I do have one question

    Today I took my hammock out for a nap in the park, it was rather sunny, so I threw up the rainfly to dim it down...
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