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  1. Just a quick follow up to this thread. While...

    Just a quick follow up to this thread. While attempting to get information about the campground, condition of the sites, etc., I stumbled across the following webiste:

    CampSitePhotos.com/
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    Here ya go... Top Rail Sleeve...

    Here ya go... Top Rail Sleeve
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    Wow, those poles are expensive. I could get all...

    Wow, those poles are expensive. I could get all six of the 2x3s I used for the cost of one of those poles.

    Don't mean to sound like you shouldn't use them if you like them, but there are cheaper...
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    Add me to the list (even though it's no longer...

    Add me to the list (even though it's no longer being maintained).

    We'll be joining another family in an area where the hanging options are unknown, so I got to work on making myself a stand. My...
  5. Well, I've verifies with the campground that...

    Well, I've verifies with the campground that hanging *is* allowed, as long as the hammock is suspended with rope or straps and not nailed or screwed to the tree. No problem there. Finding a site...
  6. Hanging at Mammoth Caves Camping Area?

    Hi All,

    Been quite a while since I've been on the forum. Life has kept me pretty busy lately.

    We're going to Mammoth Caves with another family in a few weeks. I've searched here on the forum...
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    Thanks for confirming my suspicions. Kinda...

    Thanks for confirming my suspicions. Kinda thought it might be a bit weak.
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    Haven't seen this posted yet. Ran across it...

    Haven't seen this posted yet. Ran across it while looking for plans for a bench swing.

    http://www.feniture.com/fun-furniture-for-indoor-and-outdoor-casual-bench-by-campeggi/
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    Question: Would 3/4'" EMT be strong enough to use...

    Question: Would 3/4'" EMT be strong enough to use as the pipe that spans between the two tripods? I already have some of that on hand, but am unsure if it would be sufficient to support the load.
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    I'm coming in late to this party, but have to...

    I'm coming in late to this party, but have to join with others in stating that camping in the park itself is completely safe for families. We've spent MANY nights there and have no complaints other...
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    Welcome from Lawrenceville.

    Welcome from Lawrenceville.
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    Coming in late to this party, but welcome from a...

    Coming in late to this party, but welcome from a Lawrenceville resident!
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    So sad to read about these problems. I own a...

    So sad to read about these problems. I own a pair of the older models that have held up extremely well under monsoon type rains. Woke up one morning to a basketball-size puddle hanging over me...
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    Family hang (sort of)

    We had planned to go out of town over the holiday weekend, but the plans fell through. In a moment of brilliance, my daughter suggested we camp in the back yard. It would allow us to get away from...
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    Overnight near Atlanta?

    My daughter is having a sleepover next Friday and I've been asked to make myself scarce that night. ;)

    Does anyone know of a spot near the Atlanta area that I can hang for a single night? Most...
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    Welcome from another Georgia resident. BEWARE...

    Welcome from another Georgia resident.

    BEWARE what you read here. I've spent more time and money on stuff I've discovered I "needed" that I had no idea about until after reading the threads.
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    Believe me, if rain had been anywhere in the...

    Believe me, if rain had been anywhere in the forecast I'd have placed the hammock somewhere else. The river was WAY down since we haven't had steady rain in a while. Normally where I was hanging...
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    Tate Branch, Tallulah Gorge

    I spent a few days at the Tate Branch campground in the Coleman River Scenic Area near Tallulah Gorge. A few of the guys at my church organized the gathering, and we eventually had 20+ in...
  19. I agree with Grampa. Use a heavier needle. ...

    I agree with Grampa. Use a heavier needle.

    I was working on a project recently and broke 2 needles before realizing I needed a heavier needle. Went up a couple of sizes and that problem...
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    If you're worried about the grommets tearing out,...

    If you're worried about the grommets tearing out, and you can't get your hands on any of the Tarp Holders or Grip Clips, take a small rock and cover it with the material at the corner of the tarp,...
  21. Seeing your posts this afternoon made me haul out...

    Seeing your posts this afternoon made me haul out the thread injector when I got home. I've been putting off making a small pillow and you gave me the nudge to go ahead and do it.

    Nothing fancy,...
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    Note to self: DO NOT put your new UQ in the...

    Note to self:

    DO NOT put your new UQ in the dryer! Hand wash and line dry!
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    PLUQ = Poncho Liner Under Quilt - Mark...

    PLUQ = Poncho Liner Under Quilt

    - Mark (S-4-C)
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    Pics as promised. I messaged MacEntyre to get...

    Pics as promised.

    I messaged MacEntyre to get some information about the Shamu/Orca construction since I wanted to add an undercover. After tacking the two IX layers together, darting the shell...
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    Greetings, Wackozacho. Another local here. ...

    Greetings, Wackozacho.

    Another local here. You'll find more information here about underquilts than you can possibly absorb at one time. Kick back in your hammock, grab a glass of sweet tea and...
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    WANT it, but don't have the money right now. :(...

    WANT it, but don't have the money right now. :(

    Someone will end up having fun with it.
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    Welcome, Benjamman. I remember Wales as a...

    Welcome, Benjamman.

    I remember Wales as a beautiful country. Lots of variation in scenery, from coastline to forest. I hope to return one day.

    Welcome to the community.

    - Mark (S-4-C)
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    Pictures! Crud, I completely forgot. Since the...

    Pictures! Crud, I completely forgot. Since the hammock pirate had taken the BB hostage I busied myself comparing the boil and burn times of a military Trangia and a military SVEA with both aluminum...
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    Testing out my IX UQ

    Cooler weather has allowe me to finally test out the IXUQ that I purchased from MacEntyre several months ago. I've read loads of good reports about them on this forum and have looked forward to...
  30. THis is good news. I had read that they were no...

    THis is good news. I had read that they were no longer going to be offered, which was a shame. I'm glad I might be able to get my hands on one more since my wife would like to have her own.
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    Not sure about "light", but here's an option in...

    Not sure about "light", but here's an option in the size you requested:

    Chinook 12 x 14

    It's not in stock right now, but they restock on and off throughout the year. I grabbed one because we...
  32. Not mine, but my daughter's. She strung hers...

    Not mine, but my daughter's.

    She strung hers up while I was testing the differences between a military Trangia and a military SVEA (slight differences in design). She called over to me while...
  33. Just paid the mortgage and a car payment. Glad I...

    Just paid the mortgage and a car payment. Glad I did that first. Otherwise I'd have to decide if a tarp is more important than either the car or the house. :)
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    Yep. Regulars to the area were calling them sand...

    Yep. Regulars to the area were calling them sand fleas. Whatever they were, there were a lot of them and they made life miserable for anyone without some type of bug spray.

    It didn't completely...
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    From what I remember of camping there (waaaaaaay...

    From what I remember of camping there (waaaaaaay back in the late 80's) the camping area was open but shaded with a number of trees. However, there were a lot of palmetto plants around the trees.
    ...
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    Much faster than my idea. I was just thinking od...

    Much faster than my idea. I was just thinking od suggesting placing a stitch or two on each overlap. That's a LOT of extra labor, though.
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    Sticky: When I lived in the Nebraska plains I remember...

    When I lived in the Nebraska plains I remember being able to see nothing but wheat fields from horizon to horizon, with no trees to break up the scenery. Great for pheasant hunting, bad for...
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    I got a surprise when I got to work this morning....

    I got a surprise when I got to work this morning. The mailroom notified me that a parcel had come in after I left work last night. I hustled downstairs and picked up a pretty hefty, and CLANKY,...
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    If the person selling the machine will let you...

    If the person selling the machine will let you take it for a test-drive while you're there, take a few samples of fabric with you and give it a whirl.

    Heck, if they're selling the machine and...
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    No offense taken, Mac. I missed the PE foam...

    No offense taken, Mac.

    I missed the PE foam thread, but I'm getting caught up. And I'm intrigued.

    After reading John's comment about the static problem I'm interested in finding an inexpensive...
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    Copy of Mac's IX UQ

    I've spent a few hours today working on a copy of Mac's IX UQ pattern for my wife's hammock. I don't have any IX on hand, so I'm using InsulBright instead, which is both thicker and heavier. but has...
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    Thanks for catching that, Ron. I hadn't...

    Thanks for catching that, Ron.

    I hadn't thought about it when I replied. I'm more a car camper than a backpacker, so weight is seldom an issue with my loads.
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    ASW sells Trangia burners for $4.99 last time I...

    ASW sells Trangia burners for $4.99 last time I looked.

    HERE's a link. Hopefully the shipping to you wouldn't increase the cost too much.

    Sorry I don't have a lead on the QMH pot.

    - Mark
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    It had been mentioned, somewhere, that the tarps...

    It had been mentioned, somewhere, that the tarps are no longer being sold. It's a bummer because I really wanted to get another one.
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    WOOT! Found me a set of stainless pots at a...

    WOOT! Found me a set of stainless pots at a surprisingly affordable price, considering what I've seen them sell for lately. I had hoped to have it in my grubby hands by today, but it looks like...
  46. Here ya go: Linky...

    Here ya go: Linky
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    Just added another "Like" to the list.

    Just added another "Like" to the list.
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    Uh, Shug, I thought you had a collection of them?...

    Uh, Shug, I thought you had a collection of them? Or do you just have one of each type of backpacking stove ever made? :)
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    <Looks at his Takamine Jasmine, hard shell case and stand thoughtfully>

    If I weren't about to sell my Jasmine to cover the cost of a laptop to replace my dying one, I'd be jumping all over you for...
  50. I'm a freecycle member in the Atlanta area. ...

    I'm a freecycle member in the Atlanta area.

    It's neat to see some of the stuff that comes up, all for free.
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