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    Abrams frozen hang

    Took a little trip to Abrams site one again. Easy hike but man was it flooded. The smallest crossing was knee deep. It usually just barely comes to the top of your shoes. Spent the night in the butt...
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    Abrams area overnighter

    Well my son and I decided to try a cold hike without UQ's. 1 week ago it was a nice day with a light breeze. When I got home and we packed up and left snow was gone and the sun was out playing nice....
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    Sticky: I just made my first GEH. I like the way it lays...

    I just made my first GEH. I like the way it lays much more than a stitched end with a loop. Comfy. Although I did find out that the next thing I need to make is an underquilt. 17f is cold as heck...
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    Any of the weekends in Oct would be okay with...

    Any of the weekends in Oct would be okay with me!! I dont know where these parks are though. I'd need some directions and a map. My son would probably come to the hang as well.
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    Will do. I'll have them tomorrow. So I'll post as...

    Will do. I'll have them tomorrow. So I'll post as soon as possible.
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    New toggle for straps

    I found this little gadget at a local gas station. Its called a Polar Pipe. Its a straw made of aluminum. Here is a link to a pic of it. I cannot find any specs on it even with a google search. It...
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    That sir was awesome. I would love to go to...

    That sir was awesome. I would love to go to Alaska someday. I've watched a lot of vids on it. Its one of the most beautiful places on earth. I'm glad you shared your vids. Thank you. I wish it would...
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    Took it down into the back yard after I mowed....

    Took it down into the back yard after I mowed. Set it up and sat in it while I ran my RC truck around the freshly cut yard. Then I fell asleep for about 30 minutes. Would have slept longer except my...
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    LOL. Nice airsoft guns halfway down the page. If...

    LOL. Nice airsoft guns halfway down the page. If I could pick my colors I might buy one.
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    I know you put it in a 2FT section of the...

    I know you put it in a 2FT section of the hammock, but how much shock cord are you using? I was guessing it was 2FT but I wanted to make sure before I approached doing this.
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    You can get it from Lowes or Home Depot also. It...

    You can get it from Lowes or Home Depot also. It will be on the isle with the plumbing stuff and sometimes in the pool section. It can be used for water cooling a pc as well. I had a bunch of this...
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    Yep, forewarned him. We are pro gun, but we...

    Yep, forewarned him. We are pro gun, but we understand that everyone has a right to their opinion. I explained to him about keeping it very low tone here. Dont get me wrong he doesnt preach about it....
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    That is one of the best ones I've seen. Very nice...

    That is one of the best ones I've seen. Very nice work man.
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    Ever seen The Decent? Creeeeeeepy. Wait are you...

    Ever seen The Decent? Creeeeeeepy. Wait are you sure that isnt Shug?
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    HA!! I actually do keep them in there. I keep my...

    HA!! I actually do keep them in there. I keep my camp site sandles on my ridgeline. I love keeping them close in case I need them.
  16. Some really good info in this thread. Keep...

    Some really good info in this thread. Keep putting the info in here! Some of us need it for encouragement and just need the info. I've made a little list for myself on a few things here. They are all...
  17. Thread: If I land it!

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    Eh if I dont land it I cant make the excuse to...

    Eh if I dont land it I cant make the excuse to spend the money on the food. That would be the only thing holding me back. I'm low on food supplies right now. Heck if I had it I would just take corn...
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    Couldnt agree more. I wish I could make it to a...

    Couldnt agree more. I wish I could make it to a hang. So I did the next best thing. Bought an ENO and then gave it to my brother when I figured out it didnt exactly fit my needs. Little to much air...
  19. The one thing I am concerned about at this moment...

    The one thing I am concerned about at this moment with my setup is the fact that I dont have an UQ. I'd make one but I dont have the cash at the moment. I do have a thermarest pad though. I guess...
  20. Thread: If I land it!

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    If I land it!

    If I land the job I interviewed for today I will celebrate by going to site 2 at Abrams creek with my son this weekend! She just looked at me with a blank stare when I told her. So I guess that means...
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    Poll: AMEN TO THAT. Same here.

    AMEN TO THAT. Same here.
  22. Thread: Evening Hang

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    Its nice to get that first real good hang! Glad...

    Its nice to get that first real good hang! Glad you found it. Now sleep is in order, isnt it?

    I did the same for about 2 hours at my brothers. He was in his ENO and I was in my GT. Then I get home...
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    You made me think about it. I prefer whoopies on...

    You made me think about it. I prefer whoopies on mine. I think I might make a set of straps for my brother though. I'm not trying to be rude, so please dont take this wrong. My brother is what some...
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    Double the fun huh? I've never had mine slip,...

    Double the fun huh? I've never had mine slip, yet. Although this isnt a bad idea. I might try this but not until I have a slip.
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    That is a smile of love there. Nothing like it in...

    That is a smile of love there. Nothing like it in the world. Nice job.
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    YAY! Kelty! Great way to show the setup. Nice vid...

    YAY! Kelty! Great way to show the setup. Nice vid and thanks for sharing that.
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    Ah thank you. I was wondering "how the heck does...

    Ah thank you. I was wondering "how the heck does cooking come into this??".

    On this topic. I have not used any bridge hammocks so I cannot speak on that subject. From my perspective the shorter...
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    What pray tell is a Pan?

    What pray tell is a Pan?
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    On a serious note. I'm using 8FT whoopies, they...

    On a serious note. I'm using 8FT whoopies, they are 8FT at the most extended length. I use straps to make up any difference I need. My system goes like this:

    9FT hammock. 8 inch extensions on each...
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    I'm not so sure on this one. This could hurt a...

    I'm not so sure on this one. This could hurt a bit.

    http://www.royer.co.uk/uploads/Hackle.jpg
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    OMG. By the time I made my other post DemostiX...

    OMG. By the time I made my other post DemostiX posted with more info. So now my 7/64 isnt on par??? Sigh. Considering I've spent the money and taken the time to make my whoopies, I'm not changing...
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    All of this info stuffed into my head just killed...

    All of this info stuffed into my head just killed about 20 braincells. My head hurts and now I need a beer. You guys are Hammock geeks as I am a Systems geek. I am an inspiring Hammock geek. I'm...
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    :tongueup: Smarty pants. Okay. It was a joke I...

    :tongueup: Smarty pants. Okay. It was a joke I promise. Dont hit me.
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    Like maybe making one of these with amsteel!...

    Like maybe making one of these with amsteel! Clarification here: make the harness, not the hamster.

    http://images.nitrosell.com/product_images/10/2449/fpl-hamster-harness-set.jpg
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    So you willing to teach me how to use...

    So you willing to teach me how to use G-Translate? :) It works "sometimes".

    Thanks for the info. I'm going to check it out.
  36. Thread: Cougar Country

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    1. It would make a great theasus. 2. Get a...

    1. It would make a great theasus.

    2. Get a woman to be homeless with you. In all reality, if you do this, some of the people who have no choice might pick up on the idea and sleep better than...
  37. Thread: Cougar Country

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    They say that. Supposed to be true about bears...

    They say that. Supposed to be true about bears too. Anything can happen but I'm with you. Cats are a lot more leary around humans.
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    Nope not wrong and you will have cool weather,...

    Nope not wrong and you will have cool weather, not cold. Low last night here in Maryville was 58 I think. It was a balmy 61 when I woke up. LOVE IT. :thumbup:
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    Thank you for the PM. I'm making some tonight....

    Thank you for the PM. I'm making some tonight. YES!!!
  40. Ooooh ohhhh I might be getting a Jeep!!! Not...

    Ooooh ohhhh I might be getting a Jeep!!! Not really on topic, just thought I would throw that in there. 89 model. YAY. Finally I can haz 4x4.
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    AGREED ugg. Still bring large stik to hit wman...

    AGREED ugg. Still bring large stik to hit wman wit. Drag to cave. ugg :lol:
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    That wouldnt have anything to do with farts would...

    That wouldnt have anything to do with farts would it? :D
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    I'll personally beat him if he goes near Memphis....

    I'll personally beat him if he goes near Memphis. Cool? :lol:
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    X2. I love the color, really do.

    X2. I love the color, really do.
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    And known by "Whumpuscat" in these parts. We need...

    And known by "Whumpuscat" in these parts. We need the smiley that has a stick poking at something....
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    Probably a bear. They have a very particular...

    Probably a bear. They have a very particular smell that is just butt nasty. I've smelled it many times and I keep my eyes open. If I smell it near my camp I build a small fire. Ugg, fire, large...
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    I miss grade school. Melting crayons on the steam...

    I miss grade school. Melting crayons on the steam radiators in class. :D
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    16 to be exact. Measured mine in the garage. Yeah...

    16 to be exact. Measured mine in the garage. Yeah its a bit big, but you will never need anything else to cover you that is for sure. Plus you can close the ends off and make doors for hard core...
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    Hmm... that is very well worth considering.

    Hmm... that is very well worth considering.
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    Great.. he found me. Feel free to torture the...

    Great.. he found me. Feel free to torture the young man as much as possible. Love him though. Son, before you post anything at all other than this intro, please read the TOS! That is a mistake a lot...
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