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    Ride to Hot Springs?

    Hitting the next section of the AT at Hot Springs NC the first week of May. Anybody passing through Iowa heading east?
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    Congrats on the rig. We have a Class C Lazy Daze...

    Congrats on the rig. We have a Class C Lazy Daze Rear Bath 26 footer, currently camping at Chatfield SP outside of Denver. Have my hammock too. We can off grid for about 10 days. Need those small...
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    Great Post Bear Paw, I see you all switched to...

    Great Post Bear Paw, I see you all switched to UAL packs, good move! My wife and I were in Chattanooga that weekend camping at Harrison Bay SP, then onto Hiawassee/Ocoee. Ate Lunch at the NOC! Had...
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    Hey, that hanging site looked like a spot from a...

    Hey, that hanging site looked like a spot from a couple of years ago. Except that left tree was dead and it caved in to the right, putting me 6 inches above the ground! Heading up there the last week...
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    Ok, Contacting you via PM now. Thanks...cm

    Ok, Contacting you via PM now. Thanks...cm
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    Cannibal is right about Fontana, load up there,...

    Cannibal is right about Fontana, load up there, and then again at Standing Bear. I have not done a thru, but I did a solid 30 days on the trail and spent less than $200. I hiked everyday. It probably...
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    Sticky: This is all deja vu to me. About two years ago,...

    This is all deja vu to me. About two years ago, Wesco (arborist equipment co.) sent me a catalog after I order some Zing-it. I came across their whoopie slings using 1/2 inch rope with an ungodly...
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    About a mile north of Low Gap there was quite a...

    About a mile north of Low Gap there was quite a bit of side trail damage up the hill to the Chattahoochee draingage sign, this was in early May last year. Ran into some pro wild boar hunters in the...
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    Hooch, you should try coming down to Uncoi Gap in...

    Hooch, you should try coming down to Uncoi Gap in a steady rain from the south on those rocks. LOTS of fun, then. Did you see any wild boar sign? Thanks for the trip report!
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    Pur Hiker Water Filter 4 Sale

    This Pur Hiker water filter has filtered about 2 gallons of water, so it is in excellent shape. Complete with carry sack. Buyer pays shipping. Pic available via PM. Prefer Paypal, but can do a check...
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    I knew you would make it, despite all the...

    I knew you would make it, despite all the obstacles! Congratulations Certain...!!!
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    I'm doing it sections. I wanted to get up there...

    I'm doing it sections. I wanted to get up there last week or this week, but its not going to happen. Heading for Colorado next week. Section 13 was cool, but I really like the entire trail so far. I...
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    I used my KAQ on my AT section in May. The wx got...

    I used my KAQ on my AT section in May. The wx got down into the 40s with decent winds. I used my Gossamer Gear 3/8in pad as added insulation in the HH. I pre-tested to the upper 20s with that setup,...
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    Sticky: I sure could of used this mod after spending...

    I sure could of used this mod after spending nearly 4 weeks in my HH on the AT in May. With Mod #3 you can just flip the netting over the ridgeline and use it like a chair, Correct? The main...
  15. Thread: I'm back!

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    Hi Brian, Just a big Thanks from a happy and dry...

    Hi Brian,
    Just a big Thanks from a happy and dry customer during my long AT section in May. Four rainstorms including one with hail, all shrugged off by my MacCat Deluxe. At least three people that...
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    Get the Deluxe. I am REALLY glad I had it on my...

    Get the Deluxe. I am REALLY glad I had it on my 270 mile section hike this May from Springer to Hot Springs. The weather was all over the map. 40-50 mph winds, thunderstorms with pea hail and 2 inch...
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    I had a few of those pops too on my just finished...

    I had a few of those pops too on my just finished AT section. I think its the knots tightening up on the rope to the rings in my treehuggers. It's the only thing it could be as far as I can tell...
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    Springer to Hot Springs AT Section

    I did a 270 mile section of the AT from 9 May to 3 June, using my HH Exped Asym, MacCat tarp, homemade Kickass UQ, homemade RayWay topquilt and an ULA Catalyst pack. I hiked everyday.

    Some of you...
  19. Thread: Yogi a Lift

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    No longer required, change of plans...again. :)

    No longer required, change of plans...again. :)
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    Yogi a Lift

    I need a lift from Gainsville to the Spring Mt. lot on FS 42 next Saturday. The plan is to get off the bus after a 24 hour ride. I don't know what shape I'll be in after that. Its been 40 years since...
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    I finished it yesterday and doing a test sleep...

    I finished it yesterday and doing a test sleep tonight. Should be around 30. It measured 77 inches long and 46 inches wide. With Climashield XP, weighed in at 23.7oz. Seems to fit ok so far, we shall...
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    Yeah, I just finished my Potomac UQ and our...

    Yeah, I just finished my Potomac UQ and our Bernina was starting to clatter a bit. Just a bit of thin machine oil here and there sure makes a difference. My wife just calls me Mr. Seamster :)
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    Why worry about this? It just leaves more trees...

    Why worry about this? It just leaves more trees for the rest of us. You don't want EVERYONE hanging do you? I don't spread the word unless somebody asks me.
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    I just went ahead and cut her at 82 inches and...

    I just went ahead and cut her at 82 inches and put the darts at 30. Should be close enough. Thanks...
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    Potomac UQ Length?

    Hi all,

    Beginning a Potomac UQ, and I believe his plan.jpg is for a regular size which fits persons 5 foot 9 and longer. I am 5ft 6. Does it seem reasonable for me to just cut off 4 inches in...
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    Hey Cerberus and Cannibal...Glad to hear your...

    Hey Cerberus and Cannibal...Glad to hear your hikes are going well. How is the water situation? I'm planning to start in mid-April at Springer for a 30-40 day hike north. BTW, I was just down on the...
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    I'm planning on leaving Springer in early April...

    I'm planning on leaving Springer in early April for a month or so section hike north. Hope to see some of you fine hangers...
  28. Thread: Midnight raid?

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    I was stealth hanging off the trail on a little...

    I was stealth hanging off the trail on a little ridge above. The tree looked sturdy enough, but it gave way at the root system and leaned over. Learned a good lesson about hanging after dark,...
  29. Thread: Thermometer

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    I have original National Weather Service min and...

    I have original National Weather Service min and max thermometers. Long tubes of glass with mercury. The NWS does not use them anymore. Too fragile and requires a hazmat cleanup if broken. Excellent...
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    I use a BA insulated mat partially aired. I also...

    I use a BA insulated mat partially aired. I also carry a 3/8in Gossamer Gear pad cut to my height. I need both at 40 with a good breeze, but my McCat tarp probably makes the biggest difference in a...
  31. Thread: Midnight raid?

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    Midnight raid?

    I'm a lone hammocker. In late September I was hanging out near the Bay of Beaver north of Duluth. I had gotten to my spot after an 8 hour drive while the sun was setting. Got my HH up and crawled...
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    I use this 2mm...

    I use this 2mm stuff...http://www.knotandrope.com/flingit.htm for my tarp and bear bag. My tarp lines are already tied, I just pull tight and stake it. I carry about 35-40 feet for the bag. I use a...
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    Go here for a brief discussion on fabric,...

    Go here for a brief discussion on fabric, especially the new Momentum. http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/ look under FabricMojo. Climashield XP is essentially replacing PolarGuard 3D since the...
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    On my MacCat, I leave my lines attached. I have...

    On my MacCat, I leave my lines attached. I have about 9 feet on the ends and 5 foot on the sides. I use Fling-It Orange tree line, very strong. I have figure 8 loops on my sides, pull it taut, stick...
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    Welcome back Certain. I hope to meet you...

    Welcome back Certain. I hope to meet you someday, preferably not in the vicinity of thunderstorms! Will try out your tarp suggestions on my upcoming hike on the Superior Hiking Trail.
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    Sold...Thanks

    Sold...Thanks
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    SOLD: ULA Catalyst Hydration Sleeve

    Brand new Hydration Sleeve for a ULA Catalyst pack. Got a pair of new handloops too that I'll throw in. Five bucks plus postage. First person gets it. eyewall1 at gmail dot com.
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    I'm getting ready to two KAQs as well. I have a...

    I'm getting ready to two KAQs as well. I have a big roll of Climashield. So, you did 3 layers? Thanks...
  39. Thread: Climashield

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    Yeah, BB351, I'm assuming AYCE is correct on the...

    Yeah, BB351, I'm assuming AYCE is correct on the 3D CLO... Good catch on Thru-Hiker, I jumped there AFTER I sent my original message.
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    I think I answered my own question by looking at...

    I think I answered my own question by looking at some comments made by AYCE on his Thru-Hiker.com message boards. Climashield XP does a BETTER job than 3D for a bit less weight using a CLO of .63 for...
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    Climashield

    I'm ordering materials for my KAQ. Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics(OWF) no longer carries Polarguard 3D, but Climashield. From my understanding of the Climashield documentation on their website. It's...
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    I'm about ready to start the final sewing of my...

    I'm about ready to start the final sewing of my Ray-Way quilt. I'm also making the stuff sack. According to Ray's directions, you are supposed to put the stuff sack in your pack vertically, then...
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    I plan on heading out in mid-March sometime on...

    I plan on heading out in mid-March sometime on the AT, and will be hanging. Just recovering from a broken left ankle...don't ask. It should be ready to go...See ya there!
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    I just ordered the Deluxe yesterday for my HH. ...

    I just ordered the Deluxe yesterday for my HH. :) :) :)
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    Been crawling around the AT sites for nearly 3...

    Been crawling around the AT sites for nearly 3 years now. Discovered Hiking HQ and Sarge turned me on to hammocks. I would not be hiking without them. Sleeping on the ground is torture. I'd rather...
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