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    Welcome to the forums. Looks like a great setup....

    Welcome to the forums. Looks like a great setup. Glad it's working out so well for you.
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    Welcome from Charlotte

    Welcome from Charlotte
  3. The best thing to do... test it out once you get...

    The best thing to do... test it out once you get it. Maybe someplace you have the opportunity to bail. Take along a few extra items to keep you warm in case you get cold.

    I take my 20* UQ and...
  4. Thread: Hi, I'm Rex

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    Welcome to the forums from North Carolina

    Welcome to the forums from North Carolina
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    Warbonnet Site Issues

    I get a menu button to the left of the Warbonnet logo. It doesn't take me directly to the 2 new tarps.
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    "Things that smell, like gum, or lipstick, or...

    "Things that smell, like gum, or lipstick, or whiskey". That last one is definitely on the 10 essentials list I'm sure :)

    Great video and the views looked wonderful. That campsite toward the end...
  7. That is a nice area. And numerous Black Balsam...

    That is a nice area. And numerous Black Balsam trees in the area to hang from.
  8. Thread: Cuben leaks!

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    Roger. Sounds like you are using a god practice....

    Roger. Sounds like you are using a god practice. I'll let you go back to the dripping on your head :) And good luck on the trail.
  9. Thread: Cuben leaks!

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    Cuben leaks!

    Why does your ridge catch water? Do you put your ridge line under the tarp? That could be your issue. Put it over the tarp, or just in the ends.
    My tarp would leak as well if I had water pooling.
  10. Ah the Grayson Highland winds! Pretty much the...

    Ah the Grayson Highland winds! Pretty much the place where I decided to add an UQ protector to my kit.
    Looked like a nice and relaxing time. Sometimes nice to just enjoy a fire or watch the clouds...
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    My Midlife Crisis

    Welcome to the forums from Charlotte.
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    If you skip to the 4:25 mark you can see Brandon...

    If you skip to the 4:25 mark you can see Brandon from Warbonnet tightening his tarp.

    I personally use a marlin spike hitch instead of the methods he shows - it doesn't get much easier and quicker...
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    Another +1 for not using shockcord. You...

    Another +1 for not using shockcord.

    You mention where it supposedly makes things better (night, uneven surface, etc) but using regular cord I have no issues in those situations. Maybe you can...
  14. Great job on the video - looking forward to the...

    Great job on the video - looking forward to the next one.
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    Ha mine too :)

    Ha mine too :)
  16. Thread: New member

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    Welcome to the forums Pauline. I just spent a...

    Welcome to the forums Pauline. I just spent a couple weeks touring the South Island over in NZ. Beautiful country you have there. We didn't do any hammocking as it was winter but I did spy some nice...
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    Well it sounded like a good plan. Personally I...

    Well it sounded like a good plan. Personally I have a habit of reading 'views' in a trail description then the rest is blah blah blah. Until I get on the trail I realize I should have read the rest....
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    Nice little spot to camp and great sunrise. Makes...

    Nice little spot to camp and great sunrise. Makes the bushwhacking worth it.
  19. Good stuff Paul. Now to go do some browsing :)

    Good stuff Paul. Now to go do some browsing :)
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    Such a great trip report. Thank you for sharing....

    Such a great trip report. Thank you for sharing. And too bad the walleye didn't know about the spot - ha
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    GirlGoneFishing

    Welcome from North Carolina
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    Yea definitely come check it out. Friendly group...

    Yea definitely come check it out. Friendly group of folks and about 1000 trees to pick from :)
  23. I hunker down in A-frame mode with the side...

    I hunker down in A-frame mode with the side panels pulled out in a good wind. Done that quite a few times. But in none windy conditions I prefer porch mode.
  24. Thread: new here

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    I'm jealous - thanks for the pics

    I'm jealous - thanks for the pics
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    Welcome aboard John

    Welcome aboard John
  26. Panel pulls not creating much extra room...

    On my Superfly I have a separate line for each pull out (that doesn't join up). That seems to help create more space in mine. I only carry line for 2 pullouts, not all 4.
    If I really want space,...
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    I connect the doors inside. So there are at least...

    I connect the doors inside. So there are at least a couple of us.
  28. Thread: new here

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    new here

    Pics or it didn't happen :)
    (Really I just want to see a pic of the sequoias).
    Welcome to the forum


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    Cool. I've always had a bit of interest in the...

    Cool. I've always had a bit of interest in the packrafts but never enough to do anything about it. Sounds like you are doing the smart thing and getting to know how they work before plunging into...
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    WNC > French Broad > Firefighter Island

    Nice. How was the packrafting?


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    I sleep like you describe (side, legs up, etc)...

    I sleep like you describe (side, legs up, etc) and the gathered end hammocks have been great for that.

    When you first start out, you will probably be more aware of moving around, but as you hang...
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    Can't wait for the cooler temps and Yates hang ...

    Can't wait for the cooler temps and Yates hang


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    At in between temps, I'll pair a 20* UQ with a...

    At in between temps, I'll pair a 20* UQ with a 40* TQ. Probably have my puffy along just in case.
    Anyway as others have said it pairs best with the warmer insulation on bottom.


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    HG CF if you are backpacking long trails, or have...

    HG CF if you are backpacking long trails, or have bad knees or just have $ to burn.


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    Nice views from the tower. And that downhill...

    Nice views from the tower. And that downhill after - yep I remember that! Too bad you the camping area was closed at Betty Creek. That made for a long one night loop. But I'm sure it was nice to get...
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    Enjoy - I love my Superfly Sent from my...

    Enjoy - I love my Superfly


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    We talking about the star watching alarm again? ...

    We talking about the star watching alarm again? I've seen some of the best stars when I get up and water the trees.


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    Here are a few ideas. I've got some video on my...

    Here are a few ideas. I've got some video on my YouTube channel on all of these. Can't say they are all 30 miles but I'm sure you could add mileage somewhere, or do like me and do some lolly...
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    Jumping from the high rock looked pretty dang...

    Jumping from the high rock looked pretty dang fun. Good times.


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    Thanks for the video. I just searched YouTube...

    Thanks for the video. I just searched YouTube yesterday and didn't vids so I think you are one of the first ones.


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    I took my tent and went to a group hang. I...

    I took my tent and went to a group hang. I probably laid in over 10 diff hammocks that weekend. It really helped give me a sense of what I wanted.


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    Welcome from Charlotte Sent from my iPhone...

    Welcome from Charlotte


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    Just caught these both today and enjoyed them....

    Just caught these both today and enjoyed them. Those were some wet trails. And man those steaks part way thru - what a treat.


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    Well it's always something with this hang....

    Well it's always something with this hang. Happens to be the only weekend this summer my college kid will be home. You all enjoy. And maybe once I'm an empty nester I'll make this one :)


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  45. Thread: Close call

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    I do the @grannypat test on some trees but not...

    I do the @grannypat test on some trees but not sure I would have on that one. Glad you are ok.


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    Maybe this year. We will see. Backpacking with...

    Maybe this year. We will see. Backpacking with the daughter always comes first but may find an opening this year.


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    I like a thin pillow. I've also used spare...

    I like a thin pillow. I've also used spare clothes in a stuff sack which works fine until that one night you need to wear everything you packed.


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    I use mine in windy conditions. I could find...

    I use mine in windy conditions. I could find more protected sites, but sometimes I like camping in the high country.


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    Welcome from Charlotte Sent from my iPhone...

    Welcome from Charlotte


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    Wow glad we didn't run into more snakes. Though I...

    Wow glad we didn't run into more snakes. Though I know it is definitely a possibility there.
    And I didn't know that piece about the maintenance since the MST got rerouted.

    It took 10/10...
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