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    Welcome from Nashville.

    Welcome from Nashville.
  2. Are you gonna have a big screen TV with the...

    Are you gonna have a big screen TV with the Clemson game?! LOL

    But for real, my schedule is iffy right now. Will let you know. I've always enjoyed visiting and hiking in LBL.
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    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee. I jumped on...

    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee. I jumped on the hammock learning curve in '05 and never tent any more, though I do sometimes "cowboy camp."
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    Looks good to me. Gotta start somewhere. BTW,...

    Looks good to me. Gotta start somewhere.

    BTW, for strength-critical stitching of webbing, studies find that running the stitching rows parallel to the webbing, rather than across it, is actually...
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    Might want to double-check the geometry of...

    Might want to double-check the geometry of physics on that claim? Depending on angle down from horizontal at which the hammock dangles, the force on each end can be multiples, not fractions, of the...
  6. Nice report! Trents was a lunch stop on a...

    Nice report! Trents was a lunch stop on a 20-mile day for me, ... and yes, I remember the cheeseburgers, onion rings, pizza, and cold drinks! But dang it, ... we had to walk that half-mile both...
  7. Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee. Sounds as if...

    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee. Sounds as if we hang in some of the same places!
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    I have an extra I'm willing to part with.

    I have an extra I'm willing to part with.
  9. Thread: Hi

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    Hello and welcome from Nashville, Tennessee.

    Hello and welcome from Nashville, Tennessee.
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    Welcome from Nashville. I hiked on the Pinhoti...

    Welcome from Nashville. I hiked on the Pinhoti to Cheaha State Park a few years back.
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    Welcome from Nashville! I enjoying DIY'ing very...

    Welcome from Nashville! I enjoying DIY'ing very much.
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    I have a spare CDT if you'd like one now. ...

    I have a spare CDT if you'd like one now. "Silver" or "Cloud" color.
  13. Extreme Weather Shelter on steroids ... or on drugs.

    Are we doing it all wrong?! LOL ReallyBigMonkey1 shows us how he suspends his "extreme weather" (and widowmaker-proof) shelter.

    As he said a few years back:

    https://youtu.be/Oh6xGGjW5R8
  14. I have sent two daughters overseas as high school...

    I have sent two daughters overseas as high school exchange students and have hosted 13 from around the world. The USPS gets 5 stars from me, compared to many other national postal services.
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    Better hide your billfold from yourself! LOL ...

    Better hide your billfold from yourself! LOL

    Oh, and welcome to the madness.
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    Mine has protected my UQ from some pretty strong...

    Mine has protected my UQ from some pretty strong summer thunderstorms blowing rain sideways.
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    July doesn't guarantee high temps at elevation. ...

    July doesn't guarantee high temps at elevation.

    Consider some of the loops in the High Sierras along the John Muir Tral between Yosemite and Mt. Whitney? Awesome trail, views, etc. Several...
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    Just depends. Perhaps Savage Gulf because it's a...

    Just depends. Perhaps Savage Gulf because it's a tad closer?
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    South Cumberland SP (aka Savage Gulf). Frozen...

    South Cumberland SP (aka Savage Gulf).
    Frozen Head SP.
    Cumberland Trail SP.
    Big South Fork NRRA.
    GSMNP (aka The Smokies).
    Appalachian Trail.
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    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee.

    Welcome from Nashville, Tennessee.
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    Welcome from right up I-65 in Nashville.

    Welcome from right up I-65 in Nashville.
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    I'm on my 4th, 5th, or 6th (?) Pawleys Island...

    I'm on my 4th, 5th, or 6th (?) Pawleys Island hammock. As one begins to fall apart, we order a new one!

    But then, I'm from SC and bought my first one on Pawleys Island after watching them being...
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    4,000', 5,000', and 6,000' elevations in the...

    4,000', 5,000', and 6,000' elevations in the Southern Appalachian mountains in the dead of winter are no laughing matter for the unprepared.
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    Welcome from Nashville! I have a daughter who...

    Welcome from Nashville! I have a daughter who thru-hiked the AT in '04 and got me section-hiking it. I finished in only 14 years! LOL
  25. DITTO. In fact, only recently upgraded ... and...

    DITTO. In fact, only recently upgraded ... and that was to get dyneema with doors.
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    Welcome from middle Tennessee.

    Welcome from middle Tennessee.
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    Welcome from Nashville! I was briefly in San...

    Welcome from Nashville! I was briefly in San Diego in September after a little jaunt your way ... thru-hiking the John Muir Trail. :) Hammocked it!
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    Welcome from Nashville. What part of Tennessee...

    Welcome from Nashville. What part of Tennessee for you? I'll be headed to the Smokies the first week of May.
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    I really like Charit Creek Lodge, by the way.

    I really like Charit Creek Lodge, by the way.
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    Compared to mountain hiking, there are no (or...

    Compared to mountain hiking, there are no (or few) "moderately strenuous" miles in the BSF as it's pretty much flat plateau hiking except where trails go down into shallow "gorges" where the streams...
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    Got my back and butt soaked one night in a gap...

    Got my back and butt soaked one night in a gap high on Mt. Mitchell (highest mtn east of the Mississippi). Due to crowded campsite, wasn't able to hang as I wanted. In fact, my rainfly and buddy's...
  32. Took a few years, but as others have confessed, I...

    Took a few years, but as others have confessed, I sat in my UQ once ... all the way to the ground. Made me an expert -- have never done it again! LOL
  33. You're welcome to mine. 9.5 footer. I am...

    You're welcome to mine. 9.5 footer.

    I am looking more and more doubtful for this weekend.
  34. I like this video from Sawyer itself for valid...

    I like this video from Sawyer itself for valid info.

    Sawyer video
  35. Lay your clothing, shoes, whatever on top of your...

    Lay your clothing, shoes, whatever on top of your hammock, etc. when you spray your clothing, shoes, whatever. Your hammock gets treated "for free" or so to speak.
  36. Do you care if you set your backpack down or...

    Do you care if you set your backpack down or brush up against bushes and ticks hitch a ride? Chiggers?
  37. Spraying is more wasteful AND you're not supposed...

    Spraying is more wasteful AND you're not supposed to breath the stuff, so be more careful. I soak my hammocks in a 5-gallon bucket in which I've mixed one gallon of point-5% Permethrin solution. I...
  38. And some seem to have plenty of feathers in place...

    And some seem to have plenty of feathers in place of some of the down.
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    Welcome from Nashville!

    Welcome from Nashville!
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    Welcome from down the road in Nashville. Have...

    Welcome from down the road in Nashville. Have done LBL's North-South Trail. :)
  41. Comfort is the main reason.

    Comfort is the main reason.
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    TrailSlug made an excellent recommendation, given...

    TrailSlug made an excellent recommendation, given your parameters.
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    Have done mine outdoors or in walk-in attic,...

    Have done mine outdoors or in walk-in attic, depending on weather. I use work tables and do small sections at a time, carefully wiping off ALL excess mixture. I hang and let dry several days. I...
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    Seems to me you have a pretty good handle on...

    Seems to me you have a pretty good handle on things, plus you've gotten good advice from others in this thread. I will only add that each hammocker has to "evolve" based on being in the woods time...
  45. Welcome back to God's country! I grew up in SC...

    Welcome back to God's country! I grew up in SC and may be retiring back to the Upstate area sooner or later.

    If you backpack, may I suggest taking a look at Nashville Backpacker Meetup group...
  46. Neo, my cold has not improved, but if anything is...

    Neo, my cold has not improved, but if anything is a bit worse this morning. I know per our conversation we were assuming I'd be good to go by now, but alas.

    Thus, I will not be coming down today,...
  47. Neo, per our conversation today, I'll again bring...

    Neo, per our conversation today, I'll again bring shrimp & grits for Saturday breakfast. :)

    Friday night will be Junkyard Dog Steakhouse in Hohenwald.
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    Here's my then-almost-finished product in my...

    Here's my then-almost-finished product in my backyard yesterday. After these photos I added a twelve-inch loop of shock cord to each tie-out and re-attached the guylines to the shock cords. ...
  49. Thread: What do i do?

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    I'll sell you mine for $100 plus postage, with...

    I'll sell you mine for $100 plus postage, with suspension/guy lines & the two poles. It's a great winter tarp with great coverage as you said, but I've just purchased a slightly smaller dyneema tarp...
  50. Stitch has to teach Saturday morning, so can't...

    Stitch has to teach Saturday morning, so can't make it this time, but I plan to come for Friday night and break in for the first time my new HammockGear dyneema (aka Cuben) rainfly. I've modified it...
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