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    Tracy Ridge is awesome. Both the NFS campground...

    Tracy Ridge is awesome. Both the NFS campground and the backcountry camping. It's one of my favorite spots. It's always about 4-5 degrees cooler than Bradford, the closest "city". It's very dark and...
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    Poll: Thanks for the reply. We don't have a kayak or...

    Thanks for the reply. We don't have a kayak or canoe, sadly. We have stayed at Meacham Lake a couple times in the "west" area of the campground, it's fantastic for hammocks. We're considering driving...
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    Poll: Anyone have any experience camping at Lewey Lake...

    Anyone have any experience camping at Lewey Lake and want to recommend a site for two hammockers? Looks like site 9 is a "hike in", and it looks promising to me.
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    Poll: I'll be in the Adirondacks next Friday night,...

    I'll be in the Adirondacks next Friday night, going to camp somewhere before heading to a cabin in Wallingford, Vermont. We're probably just going to go to a DEC campground. Moose River Plains does...
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    Yeah....... I've found that I have to go to the...

    Yeah....... I've found that I have to go to the Allegheny National Forest to backpack. Haha. Northern Ohio is awful for backpacking, sadly. There are some sites within Lake Metroparks that are "hike...
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    DYI? A Do-Yourself-In hammock? One you hang over...

    DYI? A Do-Yourself-In hammock? One you hang over a cliff with intentionally fraying straps? haha.
  7. FS: What fabric is the DH raven? Any pics? Thanks!

    What fabric is the DH raven? Any pics? Thanks!
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    Some friend!! haha

    Some friend!! haha
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    One time my girlfriend and I went to Mohican...

    One time my girlfriend and I went to Mohican State Forest in Ohio. There are park and pack sites that require signing in and registering at a kiosk in the forest. It's free, but you have to fill the...
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    Sure. CVNP is worth visiting for the hiking...

    Sure. CVNP is worth visiting for the hiking alone, it's sad that there's nowhere to camp. I suggest spending an entire day at CVNP on the trails then driving west to Findley State Park to camp for...
  11. Haha, it doesn't have any "views" or anything,...

    Haha, it doesn't have any "views" or anything, but it's definitely a great place to find solitude like the OP requested. The blazing is terrible though, I agree. Apparently it's recently been...
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    I live about 3 minutes from CVNP. There is only...

    I live about 3 minutes from CVNP. There is only one "campground" in the park and it has absolutely no hanging possibilities. It's a travesty. There's no backpacking on the BT in CVNP either. I hike...
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    I did park in the small lot across from the...

    I did park in the small lot across from the trailhead. It's the location recommended by the signage at the sign-in station. It's a hilly dirt road. I felt relatively comfortable leaving my car there...
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    I too have "never seen it full". I also have not...

    I too have "never seen it full". I also have not gone on a holiday weekend or anything like that. That being said, 8,9, and 10 are the prime sites in my opinion because they are up on a ridge. Those...
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    Got out to Mohican Park and Pack #5 friday, 8,9,...

    Got out to Mohican Park and Pack #5 friday, 8,9, and 10 were already signed out at 3pm... (probably a few days early). The trail was a muddy mess but camp was in good shape, we'd never been to that...
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    Nah, that was never a good question. If you pee...

    Nah, that was never a good question. If you pee from your hammock, you're a sick individual. haha.
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    hahaha. I think about this commercial more than I...

    hahaha. I think about this commercial more than I should.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzVlRAtZMCA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzVlRAtZMCA
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    I use a 12 foot dutchware xenon hex tarp on my...

    I use a 12 foot dutchware xenon hex tarp on my 11' DH. I enjoy the extra coverage and since I'm really tall I rarely have issues regarding finding trees where I have enough room for a 12 foot tarp...
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    It definitely did........can't wait for cooler...

    It definitely did........can't wait for cooler temps to really test it out.
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    It went very well. It was definitely warm...

    It went very well. It was definitely warm enough.....that being said the overnight low was 55ish, so not too cold. All told, my base weight has went down to 12 lbs in my pack. Feeling pretty good...
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    Welp, I got it, and I used it up at Tracy Ridge...

    Welp, I got it, and I used it up at Tracy Ridge in NW PA in the Allegheny National Forest.

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    It shipped!!

    It shipped!!
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    Yeah I agree. I wish I pulled even...

    Yeah I agree. I wish I pulled even earlier.......today is the 4 week mark. Hoping to hear something soon. haha.
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    Hello from Northeast Ohio. Enjoy hanging!

    Hello from Northeast Ohio. Enjoy hanging!
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    I just want to comment on how awesome the RAM...

    I just want to comment on how awesome the RAM ruler is.
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    No need to apologize, it's all "economics". Haha....

    No need to apologize, it's all "economics". Haha. :P
  28. Big sale coming up, but they also just increased...

    Big sale coming up, but they also just increased the prices of Econ quilts. I bought a Long 30 degree UQ for $151 a few weeks ago, but today that same quilt is $179. (USD)
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    And......... it looks like Hammock Gear just...

    And......... it looks like Hammock Gear just increased the prices of their econ quilts. A few weeks ago I paid 151 for a Long 30 degree UQ, now it's $179. Quite an increase.
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    38 days ago? Sounds like I may be hoping a bit...

    38 days ago? Sounds like I may be hoping a bit too much, then......... I only ordered 23 days ago........haha.
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    The last week is the hardest........

    I placed an order for an Econ Long 30 degree UQ 22 days ago when there was a 4 week wait....so In theory, I should hear something this week, maybe. I'm excited. Was last weekend my final camp with a...
  32. If you're looking for somewhere in the northern...

    If you're looking for somewhere in the northern side of Allegheny, try Tracy Ridge campground. There are no showers but there are plenty of great hammock friendly sites. It's $10 a night. Down the...
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    The west side of meacham lake is definitely cool....

    The west side of meacham lake is definitely cool. I will be headed back in the fall. Hope that your trip went well. Sorry I didn't reply to this thread earlier!
  34. Video/ Photos: Lake Metroparks (Northeast Ohio) River Road campsite

    Hello,

    My girlfriend and I took a brief trip to Lake Metroparks' River Road campsite in Madison, Ohio. It's a great site that's very secluded. It costs $10 a night for in county residents, and $20...
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    Yeah, the early sign in thing is pretty lame,...

    Yeah, the early sign in thing is pretty lame, too. I'd be fine if they made the sites pay only, I'd drop $20 in a box for one of them.
  36. Thanks for sharing. Great photos and excellent...

    Thanks for sharing. Great photos and excellent video. Looked like a good old rainy time.
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    Definitely go wide. If you don't you'll always...

    Definitely go wide. If you don't you'll always wonder what it would have been like if you did......... haha. I think anyone over 6 feet greatly benefits from a wider hammock. I'm 6'6" and couldn't...
  38. A longer tarp will restrict your potential hang...

    A longer tarp will restrict your potential hang spots.......but not that much. I have a 12 foot tarp with an 11 foot hammock and I absolutely love the extra coverage it provides.
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    Thanks for the reply. I've always used #10 as my...

    Thanks for the reply. I've always used #10 as my go-to.......mostly because it gives me a longer walk in that beautiful woods. I'm gonna try to get out there again soon. I've had problems twice where...
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    How many hammocks do you think could be hung at...

    How many hammocks do you think could be hung at site 8? I remember the last time I walked through there was so much undergrowth that I wasn't really sure.
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    I'm from NE Ohio but I was just at Indiana Dunes...

    I'm from NE Ohio but I was just at Indiana Dunes National Park. Dunewood campground has some pretty decent hanging sites. You can get there from Chicago on a train. The station is very close to the...
  42. Awesome. I love the Adirondacks. Boreas Ponds...

    Awesome. I love the Adirondacks. Boreas Ponds Tract is on my list of places to explore.
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    Great video. Maybe if you get enough views you...

    Great video. Maybe if you get enough views you can upgrade that 480p camera. Lol :p
  44. Also: you can't even order an HG netted hammock...

    Also: you can't even order an HG netted hammock right now, they're out of stock......so that's another point for the Sparrow. haha.
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    Even though it's only like 110 miles, skyline...

    Even though it's only like 110 miles, skyline drive takes forever to drive. Taking highways to get from Front Royal to Waynesboro takes a long time, too. $100 a piece seems high, but it's really a...
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    Don't go cheap, or you'll end up like me. I...

    Don't go cheap, or you'll end up like me. I bought a synthetic potomac quilt from Arrowhead for my hennessy, then I bought a synthetic custom made UQ from loco libre gear for my DH Sparrow. Now I...
  47. Bigger tarp, bigger pack, but you're a bigger...

    Bigger tarp, bigger pack, but you're a bigger dude. I feel the same way. I'm 6'6" 260. If I was really concerned about saving 8 oz I'd skip taco tuesday. haha.
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    I'm 6'6" 260 and have a DH Sparrow that's 11' x...

    I'm 6'6" 260 and have a DH Sparrow that's 11' x 72". You definitely want every inch of that. There are some times where I think I might want even more.......but I don't want to spend another $350 to...
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    I'll throw my two cents into this necro-bumped...

    I'll throw my two cents into this necro-bumped thread.......... PayPal makes things easy for me. All of my shipping info + credit card info is stored. It's basically another layer of security as a...
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    Carver, My girlfriend and I love your videos....

    Carver,

    My girlfriend and I love your videos. Whenever we get a notification that you have uploaded a new one, we message each other excitedly, then plan to watch it when we both get home from...
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