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    They seriously need to work out how to demo them...

    They seriously need to work out how to demo them in the store. I assume they don't for insurance reasons but I imagine if they did, sales would skyrocket.
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    I wonder how big that couple is because the...

    I wonder how big that couple is because the hammock looks huge. Looks like a great picnic/day hike hammock.
  3. Not good. :scared: Look like I have to...

    Not good. :scared:




    Look like I have to work early Sunday so I'll just be dropping by for a visit on Saturday.
  4. but but but I just made a Fronkey style bug net...

    but but but I just made a Fronkey style bug net out of the ~.7 stuff which I thought was the lightest. :crying
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    I'd think for the experience you want, you'd need...

    I'd think for the experience you want, you'd need to be somewhere out west where you have to have a bear canister. It seems like dealing with the logistics of the canister alone would be part of it...
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    Morrow Mountain State Park across the river from...

    Morrow Mountain State Park across the river from Uwharrie
  7. In the picture at 0:41 seconds if you look in the...

    In the picture at 0:41 seconds if you look in the distance where the gravel path fades away you can just make out the tops of the fence posts for the corral around the water. (36.668697, -81.511434)...
  8. Both are fenced in depending on what we're...

    Both are fenced in depending on what we're talking about. There's two corrals and the mud puddle. I'm about 98% positive the confusing sign is located at 36.666797, -81.512510
    If you pull this up...
  9. The sign for water on Crest is confusing. There's...

    The sign for water on Crest is confusing. There's a mud puddle at one of the camp sites a few hundred feet away from the sign (towards Wilburn Ridge) that might be what the sign is pointing to.
    ...
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    Its been a long time since I read Jardine's book...

    Its been a long time since I read Jardine's book but I think his recommendation on the top quilt was to have at least one side black to help it warm up in the sun and dry out any perspiration caught...
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    Does anyone take and get any use out of rock...

    Does anyone take and get any use out of rock climbing anchors? We've all seen the occasional picture of someone setup near some accommodating rocks. I wouldn't know what i was doing with a wedge or...
  12. Thread: REI sale

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    FYI, when REI does their big sales Backcountry...

    FYI, when REI does their big sales Backcountry and Moosejaw more or less follow suit so if you have a lot of stuff to buy or need to buy a for a family, it might be worth spreading the love around...
  13. There was an article in Trailgroove magazine on...

    There was an article in Trailgroove magazine on the wall. It looked pretty great. Couldn't tell you which issue to look at though.
  14. 10 people is a lot but I can think of a few...

    10 people is a lot but I can think of a few places for sure.

    When you say mile 7, I assume you mean going counter clockwise. That would put you on the AT in between the Pine/Crest intersection...
  15. Be sure to post about the Narrows. Hard to find a...

    Be sure to post about the Narrows. Hard to find a lot of info about them.
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    I'm using aluminum gutter nails. They are longer...

    I'm using aluminum gutter nails. They are longer and therefor heavier than I'd like but still fairly light at about 13grams each. Looking to upgrade sooner or later but with a winter palace I need a...
  17. I'm pretty sure the PSH scamper is already...

    I'm pretty sure the PSH scamper is already illegal in 30+ states.
  18. I think I'm more interested in how light can go...

    I think I'm more interested in how light can go for the kind of equipment I want to take than any arbitrary label set at some weight range. Some things are lighter but so flimsy they don't count as a...
  19. I've been working on my list using...

    I've been working on my list using lighterpack.com and I'm down to under 17lbs base weight but I haven't added my kitchen kit yet since I'm revising it.

    This is with a ~4lb pack and a ~4lb cheap...
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    I find wearing glasses makes me mostly immune to...

    I find wearing glasses makes me mostly immune to the annoyance of gnats. One of the very few benefits.
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    I was in Grayson Highlands 5/2-5/4 and only saw...

    I was in Grayson Highlands 5/2-5/4 and only saw some gnatts.
    Back home in Raleigh I noticed if I stop moving while in Umstead I get a few mosquitoes showing up but just one or two at a time, not...
  22. I've set my hammock up a half dozen times with...

    I've set my hammock up a half dozen times with the speed hooks and notice the same frays. The continuous looks on the end of my hammock also gets the frays where I've removed the hook from it a few...
  23. I put kevlar straps on the Ti cinch buckles this...

    I put kevlar straps on the Ti cinch buckles this week and agree with Dutch. It kind of works but I don't intend to continue doing it after trying it once.
  24. Awesome job Gresh, you didn't even have to...

    Awesome job Gresh, you didn't even have to scamper.
  25. Just got back from Grayson Highlands, I'll add...

    Just got back from Grayson Highlands, I'll add myself to the list. If its not crazy hot and muggy I'll probably try and do some of the MST.
    Just purchased some permethrin and I'm looking into...
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    I've seen these for sale but I can't remember...

    I've seen these for sale but I can't remember where. It was an outdoor company of some sort or another.
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    I like it for the section on new gear coming out...

    I like it for the section on new gear coming out (even if it is limited to the big companies) and the trip ideas. Key word there is 'idea' as their trip articles are usually written as if the author...
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    I suppose I could search the trip reports...

    I suppose I could search the trip reports subforum for my own threads. That's about as close as I'd get.

    If you want to be really technical about it, you could use something like the Sleep as...
  29. Again!?!?!?!?!

    Again!?!?!?!?!
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    Always annoying. It makes the woods ugly. On a...

    Always annoying. It makes the woods ugly.
    On a related note, I learned last year you can eat the catkins but I was too late to go try them.
    I need to get out there post haste so I don't miss...
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    I'm finding the loop turner is the fastest thing...

    I'm finding the loop turner is the fastest thing I've tried for a bury on 7/64 amsteal although you need to be steady with it or you spend all your time pushing it out of the weave by accident and...
  32. Perfect timing. I've been updating suspensions...

    Perfect timing.
    I've been updating suspensions this weekend and was wondering exactly about this issue.
    Thanks for the info.
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    Stingerz on hammock ridgeline

    I'm going through my excess bling and wondering if I can use a stinger I have on my hammock ridgeline (not the tarp).

    Is it strong enough for this?
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    Found one attached to my shoulder of all places...

    Found one attached to my shoulder of all places after a hike last week.

    So much for the unusually cold winter reducing the bug population.

    Not opposed to trying a tick removal gadget, but of...
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    Poll: So since I didn't stay... how bad were the...

    So since I didn't stay... how bad were the airplanes overnight?
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    Poll: FYI, I can't speak for the Park on what the rules...

    FYI, I can't speak for the Park on what the rules say but I can tell you there's almost always a vehicle or two beside Hwy 70 at the main gate where people are clearly putting it there so they can...
  37. No leaves in summer or leaf buds in winter The...

    No leaves in summer or leaf buds in winter

    The smaller twigs are the first to rot away so if the branches look sort of stumpy where new growth should be emerging, its probably dead.

    likewise...
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    Before I found this forum, my friend and I used...

    Before I found this forum, my friend and I used them on our Hennessey hammocks. We probably have ~8 nights in them each without any issues. That being said.... I wouldn't use them again now that I've...
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    Poll: The real test will be how many are willing to do...

    The real test will be how many are willing to do it a second time around :D

    I did Sal's branch trail yesterday which I've done many many times. I don't notice much from the airport but it is...
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    Interesting. A pole turned into a chart of...

    Interesting.

    A pole turned into a chart of volume people need for temperature and duration might be interesting.

    My gear is really for 30-40F with no down and for 2 nights fills my 4500 cubic...
  41. Sounds like someone has a hammock shortage

    Sounds like someone has a hammock shortage
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    I believe Catevarie and some others put something...

    I believe Catevarie and some others put something over their face to help with dry mouth. The breath moistens the fabric and in turn you inhale air moistened by the damp fabric.

    I'm very tempted...
  43. Yea I still haven't used my Ti cinch buckles,...

    Yea I still haven't used my Ti cinch buckles, they are almost certainly going on the bridge with some kevlar.
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    Woven backsplice

    So I had this truly tedious idea I wanted to ask about.

    On something like dog bones with a fixed eye using a double locked Brummel the shortest length you can make them will be dictated by how...
  45. Some of the information mentions UV causing the...

    Some of the information mentions UV causing the kevlar to turn brown. If that's the case then it should be pretty obvious if one needs to be concerned and swap out their straps after a while.
  46. Whaaaaaaat?!?!?!?!?...

    Whaaaaaaat?!?!?!?!?
    :scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared::scared:
    Man I haven't even installed the hardware I bought 3 orders ago.

    This thread needs a comparison chart for...
  47. Good stuff, good stuff.

    Good stuff, good stuff.
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    Poll: So I tried the bacon sushi tonight and its a...

    So I tried the bacon sushi tonight and its a total bust.

    The bacon is soggy, the beef has lost all its fat. Most bites I can't even taste the bacon even though its in there and the next ends up...
  49. How long did it take you guys? It looks like it...

    How long did it take you guys? It looks like it might be a good day hike while car camping up on the Western Rim. There's a few of those out there, though it means climbing down and back out for the...
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    Poll: So who's planning on doing some hiking? I've...

    So who's planning on doing some hiking? I've stumbled across the new Lobblolly trail. Not sure if they care if people are on it yet, but its pretty nice despite being so close to 40.

    If the water...
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