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    I plan to join the hike on the 4th. Will need to...

    I plan to join the hike on the 4th. Will need to try to guess where you will be on the night of the 3rd.
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    this is interesting, I have been using them for a...

    this is interesting, I have been using them for a good while and no problems at all. I will sure pay attention for any change. Oh yeah, I do set mine with the tag end against the tree, seemed the way...
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    There were a lot of our vendors present at FHV,...

    There were a lot of our vendors present at FHV, wound up costing me a few bucks, but I love the new gear.
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    Cali be there by 10 or 11, no way, too many...

    Cali be there by 10 or 11, no way, too many barbecue places along the way.
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    I plan to leave for Burrells Ford early Friday...

    I plan to leave for Burrells Ford early Friday morning. I like the idea of the spot before the beach.
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    Max safe working load is always a lesser weight...

    Max safe working load is always a lesser weight than the average breaking strength of a piece of cordage. Where along that difference you feel safe can be left up to your experimentation, reports of...
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    I can't wait to see pics of someone trying it and...

    I can't wait to see pics of someone trying it and the inevitable mods of it.
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    I spray a wide brim floppy hat with it, sure...

    I spray a wide brim floppy hat with it, sure keeps the buzzing away from your ears.
  9. I will try to make this one.

    I will try to make this one.
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    I have a granddaughter getting married on the...

    I have a granddaughter getting married on the 3rd.and I'm in the wedding. I just might try to find you on the trail around the 4th.
  11. FS: Count me in as well. Thanks.

    Count me in as well. Thanks.
  12. I got a cuben tarp and fell in love with it. No...

    I got a cuben tarp and fell in love with it. No stretch, no misting through, very light weight, compact, easy to towel off before packing that extra weight of rain, and the list goes on. I have a...
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    I guess Brandon can answer your question, but for...

    I guess Brandon can answer your question, but for what its worth, I got gunner76 to try out my double 1.1 WBRR and he is a good sized man. The hammock performed flawlessly, but gunner said that it...
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    Well, when are you likely to be in town? Whenever...

    Well, when are you likely to be in town? Whenever that is will probably suit me. I'm in.
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    Maytag, that hammock will probably cure...

    Maytag, that hammock will probably cure pneumonia, go get 'em.
  16. Thread: Stands

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    Today I received delivery of my other extension...

    Today I received delivery of my other extension piece so I am now complete. I have also hung the RidgeRunner and it is perfect, and at 14ft it would be hard to find a tarp that will not work. In use...
  17. Thread: Stands

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    I got one extension with them and one on the way....

    I got one extension with them and one on the way. The total length with ext. is 14 ft. I have not yet tried the WBRR as I have it hanging between two trees for my every night use.
  18. Thread: Stands

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    Stands

    I first met Mom and Pop Meck at Florida Hang 5, and first saw their newly developed stand there. I was very impressed with the stand, especially since Pop Meck spoke of improvements to come. Fast...
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    I just got home from Chigger's house, am a bit...

    I just got home from Chigger's house, am a bit tired from the trip home, but excited from the hang. The old boys had a fair representation on that hill side, Pappy Amos, Phantom Grappler, Loki,...
  20. I'll be in NC at the smoked butt hang. Darn, I...

    I'll be in NC at the smoked butt hang. Darn, I sure would like to join you.
  21. I believe they are called ucr"s utility...

    I believe they are called ucr"s utility constrictor rope, much has been said about them here on the forums.
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    I have over 500 nights in a Clark NX250. I sleep...

    I have over 500 nights in a Clark NX250. I sleep comfortable in it. I have never tried to use a structural ridge line on it, but just try to hit the 30deg. angle and allow the bug net to sag just a...
  23. On my Clark NX250 I just replaced their rope with...

    On my Clark NX250 I just replaced their rope with continuous loops. This did not change the lay at all. If you larks head the whoopee sling to each end it will function perfectly.
  24. I have a vertex, it pitches as tight as any tarp,...

    I have a vertex, it pitches as tight as any tarp, period. I have a superfly and it pitches perfectly as well. The vertex has 3 sections of velcro on each end to close it off, but doing so makes it...
  25. Unless you have some experience with hanging,...

    Unless you have some experience with hanging, then the Clark system supplied with the tarp will be a problem. Yes it can work. Yes it also is problematic to adjust. Some have given up on their Clarks...
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    I have done this a time or two, it makes for a...

    I have done this a time or two, it makes for a lot of space and easy movement. I have a bit of trouble moving around under a very low tarp, so I also tend to put mine up the tree about as high as I...
  27. Just to put an unnecessary oar in the water, I...

    Just to put an unnecessary oar in the water, I have used the original cinch buckles quite a lot. From time to time a bit of slippage would occur, or perhaps a lot of slippage, depending on the...
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    Yep, welcome to the fun.

    Yep, welcome to the fun.
  29. I got home about 4:30, tired but happy. Thanks...

    I got home about 4:30, tired but happy. Thanks 2ply for a great trip. Thanks to a bunch of Alabama hangers for welcoming us and showing us a good time. Also, I was informed that I slept through...
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    Welcome to the forums, good to have you with us.

    Welcome to the forums, good to have you with us.
  31. So sorry I couldn't make this trip, it sounds...

    So sorry I couldn't make this trip, it sounds like some good times were had. Dave, if time allows and you have the urge, come on up and I will do my best to show you some of the N.Ga. sights. And...
  32. TallPaul, that is some fantastic country around...

    TallPaul, that is some fantastic country around Standing Indian, thanks for some warm memories.
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    Here I am a day late as usual. Ditto everything...

    Here I am a day late as usual. Ditto everything 2ply said, plus I would have never believed I could spend as many hours as I did in the WBRR and do so comfortably. It may not be ul, and may not be...
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    Welcome to the forums. Watch for threads, N.Ga....

    Welcome to the forums. Watch for threads, N.Ga. hangs all along.
  35. I'v been thinking about taking my hammock up on...

    I'v been thinking about taking my hammock up on Springer to see how it likes to hang there, and I have a bit of gear I'v made that I want to try out. Perhaps late next week.
  36. i'm glad you got to try out the new gear, sure...

    i'm glad you got to try out the new gear, sure wish I was there, but.... I too have my eyes on some cinch bugs.
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    Character building, that's what that was. Yeah,...

    Character building, that's what that was. Yeah, and we do things for grandkids that we wouldn't do for anyone else. Great report.
  38. Thread: New guy here

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    Welcome to the forums.

    Welcome to the forums.
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    In the cooler months I use mine every night even...

    In the cooler months I use mine every night even though I am in the house. My hammock room is upstairs, over a porch, so no heat, and the TQ works just fine. No heat also means no AC, so its off to...
  40. I once heard of a very rare breed of hog, found...

    I once heard of a very rare breed of hog, found only in a very specific geographical area, and know to few. This hog was said to be the most flavorsome, most tender meat ever, and it is reported that...
  41. Right now it looks as if 2ply and myself will be...

    Right now it looks as if 2ply and myself will be coming over from Ga. I look forward to making some new friends. Sure hope Jethro gets to come.
  42. g2outdoors, we miss you around here in the Ga....

    g2outdoors, we miss you around here in the Ga. woods.
  43. Yeah rain is loud, but leaving the doors flapping...

    Yeah rain is loud, but leaving the doors flapping in windy conditions will drive you up the wall. Tried that once.
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    How far apart is the building to the tree? If it...

    How far apart is the building to the tree? If it is over 12 ft. then it should be easy.
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    Welcome from Ball Ground.

    Welcome from Ball Ground.
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    Sounds like fun, and while I'm not up to that...

    Sounds like fun, and while I'm not up to that hiking pressure, don't be surprised if you see me somewhere along the trail. I've been needing an excuse to see some trees.
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    Great chair, can't wait to make some.

    Great chair, can't wait to make some.
  48. It is seven degrees now on my porch, for Ga....

    It is seven degrees now on my porch, for Ga. that's cold. Let's plan for March.
  49. Right now I still plan to be there, but as 2ply...

    Right now I still plan to be there, but as 2ply said, we need to see what things are like on Thursday. I come in from Blairsville, and at the top of the mountain at Hog Pen Gap there can be ice when...
  50. I hope there is a bit of snow left, it will make...

    I hope there is a bit of snow left, it will make tracking big foot easier.
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