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    If it is just your butt getting cold add polar...

    If it is just your butt getting cold add polar tech fleece long johns. You can cut a pair into shorts and wear two if necessary. I keep the fleece pants in my pack to wear around camp under my thin...
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    A lot of seamstresses have machines that can do...

    A lot of seamstresses have machines that can do custom embroidery now, most any design on anything you like. Call around. They were doing it at a stand in the middle of our local mall a while back.
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    One fancy hammock and tarp

    This may be stretchning the concept of a hammock but it looks pretty awesome.
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    Sticky: Looks like NC, GA and SC have the largest...

    Looks like NC, GA and SC have the largest membership. Does that mean us southerners lay around more?
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    Try tying a fixed ridge line with paracord or...

    Try tying a fixed ridge line with paracord or stronger between the suspension connections at ends of hammock. Then pull suspension tight with no sag in suspension lines between trees and hammock but...
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    One thing that seems left out of a lot of...

    One thing that seems left out of a lot of discussions is clothing. I have taken my HH with stock small tarp to am low below freezing with no underquilt in a 32° 850 down mummy bag (1# 6 oz total...
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    Not being a doctor I can't comment with much...

    Not being a doctor I can't comment with much expertise but I believe you are thinking carbon monoxide which would be dangerous in an enclosed space while cooking and such and can knock you out. I...
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    Superfly and sock

    This is how I set up my Superfly in cold weather. If you cinch it down to the ground, and even better when the edges are below the snow with the doors shut, you basically have an enclosed space. ...
  9. sac for Kelty

    Please post your result. I have the 0° reg and use the military small compression sack from their 3 bag set. Works great and I can put my 0°incubator in with it but it is not waterproof.
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    Rivendell, what do you do when the lows are mid...

    Rivendell, what do you do when the lows are mid 50's to upper 70's? I am a night sweater too and looking for something to use in our hot humid 3 seasons. I have always just used a military patrol...
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    What other forum can you go to and smile for two...

    What other forum can you go to and smile for two pages. Great thread
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    Insulated hammocks vs UQ

    Since seeing several posts about insulated Hammocks, I am wondering more and more if it is not the better solution. A hammock with a sewn on underquilt would eliminate the extra suspension and any...
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    At those temps I use a military patrol sleeping...

    At those temps I use a military patrol sleeping bag with no under insulation. The synthetic keeps enough heat in when compressed for me. If you are dirt biking in Cambodia I suspect everything is...
  14. Order the yellow cord from Warbonnet or you can...

    Order the yellow cord from Warbonnet or you can get it from Dutch with the tarp flyz. The Dutch flyz are the key to ease and speed without knots. Your tarp will set up in seconds. In the winter I...
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    Cellulose hammock

    Something a little different.
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    Hemp and rubber

    Hemp and rubber
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    Found the OP from WhiteBlaze. She is about to...

    Found the OP from WhiteBlaze. She is about to thru hike the AT with limited knowledge or experience but the thing that spread across the forums is the off hand comment about down. Odd how that...
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    How many dinosaurs had to die to produce the oil...

    How many dinosaurs had to die to produce the oil the synthetic bags are made of.
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    The first time I tried the figure 9 on the rope...

    The first time I tried the figure 9 on the rope on my HH Explorer I hit the ground with a thud. It only took once.

    Upon further inspection it had stripped the outside of the cord completely off...
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    Thanks for the videos MM and FIMB. Due to a...

    Thanks for the videos MM and FIMB.

    Due to a family medical emergency I had to bail an hour before I was to meet FIMB to carpool up to Carvers Gap, sorry to cause you the last minute prob and...
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    DIY Insulated hammock

    After looking seeing a fleece sleeping bag/bag liner at walmart for $15 I first thought it might make a good summer underquilt. But then I began to think that it could be sewn underneath...
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    FIMB and I will arrive Carvers Gap about 19:00

    FIMB and I will arrive Carvers Gap about 19:00
  23. Thread: FS: MRE cases

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    No stove or fuel required. 1250 calories at...

    No stove or fuel required. 1250 calories at under a pound. Too heavy?
  24. Thread: FS: MRE cases

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    Inspection date?

    Inspection date?
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    Hiking up late Friday and breaking camp early we...

    Hiking up late Friday and breaking camp early we might miss the above freezing temps while hiking. We could make Overmountain well before lunch.
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    Ok. I am betting rain before midnight Fri and...

    Ok. I am betting rain before midnight Fri and again Sat but why have a closet full of gear if you ain't gonna use it. Note to self: pack all in compactor bags and keep cold weather rain gear close.
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    Is it looking like rain or snow in the Highlands

    Is it looking like rain or snow in the Highlands
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    There may be enough snow for an igloo after all

    There may be enough snow for an igloo after all
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    Weather forecasts are calling for anywhere from...

    Weather forecasts are calling for anywhere from 2-12 inches of snow next fri-sat from Roan Mnt to Boone
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    Adding snow shoes back to my base weight. ...

    Adding snow shoes back to my base weight. Anything worth doing is worth over doing!!!
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    More like this

    Probably more like our morning at Mt Rogers. Was it cheating to drive to get biscuits on a winter hang? If not, I am up for pancakes between RHK and Overmountain Sat AM
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    Cant wait to see this in action next weekend.

    Cant wait to see this in action next weekend.
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    Sticky: I keep my wool sleeping socks stored in the gear...

    I keep my wool sleeping socks stored in the gear closet with a nalgene inside them to keep them loose fitting.
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    And by Sat night they don't even call it wind. ...

    And by Sat night they don't even call it wind. It's gales. Maybe we need anchor lines for the tarps
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    If Neutron can not carry enough drivers back to...

    If Neutron can not carry enough drivers back to get all the cars from Carvers.

    1)Roche, i could meet up with you guys Friday and leave my car at trail head if you have room to haul me and my...
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    We could meet at the trail head and carpool to...

    We could meet at the trail head and carpool to Carvers Gap Friday evening if we coordinate. Lets get Fri arrival times
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    I am coming up from Greenville SC area Friday to...

    I am coming up from Greenville SC area Friday to Carvers Gap and hiking across Sat can carpool if anyone else is on same schedule
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    Sat Feb 8 AT hike from Carvers Gap to...

    Sat Feb 8 AT hike from Carvers Gap to Overmountain Shelter (approx. 5 miles)
    Wisenber
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  39. Thread: Superfly Sock?

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    Here is one of the wild ponies on Mt Rogers we...

    Here is one of the wild ponies on Mt Rogers we saw on a day hike. Wish I had taken some of our camp
  40. Thread: Superfly Sock?

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    Superfly Sock?

    Arriving late Friday at Mt Rogers it was about 15 degrees 30-40 mph wind already an inch or so of snow. I decided to cinch my Superfy directly to the ground at the corners and doors with shepherd...
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    Navigators at Mt Rogers

    Never noticed the single digit cold through the navigators. They never seemed heavy or bulky and the stabilicers were sufficient without microspikes through 4 to 5 inches of snow. I found the...
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    The hike in is about a mile and a half with about...

    The hike in is about a mile and a half with about 700 ft climb

    I will bring some fire starter blocks and two or three pieces of dry wood. If everyone brings what wood they can carry at least we...
  43. Looks like I wont make it until about 1 or 2...

    Looks like I wont make it until about 1 or 2 tomorrow as well. Anyone want to hike to Thomas Knob for Friday night?
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    I bought my neos from Runsoft and had a warranty...

    I bought my neos from Runsoft and had a warranty issue. Runsoft was extremely helpful in getting the manufacturer to send a new pair with the defective ones being left with me for use until I...
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    bringing wisperlite as well. I like the upside...

    bringing wisperlite as well. I like the upside down canister to get my coffee a little easier in the AM without straying far from down nest with those morning temps. Bud bottle whiskey burner for...
  46. Power bars and cliffs bars are typically 4 to 1...

    Power bars and cliffs bars are typically 4 to 1 bring a case and your covered.
  47. Doc, I like to rely on tuna salad made from tuna...

    Doc, I like to rely on tuna salad made from tuna in oil for my high fat meals. Then avoid processed sugar at all costs, no candy or sweet drinks. Blood sugar spike causes insulin spike which...
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    52oz per foot with Navigators and New Balance...

    52oz per foot with Navigators and New Balance primaloft insulated 1099 hiking boot

    Started warming up for the trip yesterday carrying a backpack full of conibear beaver traps, steel stakes and a...
  49. The park office said there is no snow on the...

    The park office said there is no snow on the ground except possibly some northern facing slopes due to heavy rains over the last several days. There is 2 to 4 inches expected Wednesday. He said...
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    Walmart has fleece liners for $15. Right next to...

    Walmart has fleece liners for $15. Right next to the $79 down bags
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