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    Sort of looks like some sort of art nuvo bat...

    Sort of looks like some sort of art nuvo bat attacking your hammock if I remember correctly. :tonguesmilie:
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    Wow! I can read again on the trail! Great...

    Wow!

    I can read again on the trail!

    Great UL glasses and hard case.
  3. I think this and the 'V' thing concerning tarps...

    I think this and the 'V' thing concerning tarps and hammock suspensions is a bit overrated, over all. If they touch or not doesn't seem to affect the way either performs. The occasional twang from...
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    Firesong is correct. Been using them for a few...

    Firesong is correct. Been using them for a few years now. They are extra long. I cut them in half. I use them only for my tarp and a season or two is about all they are worth. I can afford a buck a...
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    Welcome to HF! That's something I haven't...

    Welcome to HF!

    That's something I haven't heard about the KT, but it sort of falls into the mold Indiana has cast for itself. I think we also have one of the few if not the only designated...
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    Not sure any tarp one could pack for much...

    Not sure any tarp one could pack for much distance will work under these conditions. A "Storm" sock might be the only choice, but like others, I'd be more worried about losing an anchor point, as in...
  7. FS: Great deal on a fully functional collector's...

    Great deal on a fully functional collector's item. :)
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    You talk about cheap. My first backpacking...

    You talk about cheap. My first backpacking hammock was a net hammock, for around 6 or 7 bucks. Purchased originally as gear hammocks and camp chairs. The first night spent sleeping in it was a...
  9. AHE Toxaway 12' RL. I won't be going any shorter....

    AHE Toxaway 12' RL. I won't be going any shorter. No problems finding trees, and you can ride that extra 6" on both ends in a heavy rain, all night long!
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    I actually popped threads on the loop of a HF...

    I actually popped threads on the loop of a HF Cottage vended, tree stap, the first time setting it up. It was just a blown stitching job. It can happen to anyone.

    They offered free repairs, but...
  11. Thread: Flapping tarp

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    I use static tie outs on my Toxaway too, but if...

    I use static tie outs on my Toxaway too, but if it looks to be windy/stormy, or just want to open the tarp up a little more, I throw a set of Tato's adjustable tarp pulls on. Keeps it quiet, taut,...
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    Can't see pics or video. I thought about you...

    Can't see pics or video.

    I thought about you this weekend down in Clark Co. Even getting washed out, you made the right choice. It was pretty miserable down there this weekend and the KT would...
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    Listen to SS +1

    Listen to SS +1
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    That's the stuff. Tato Gear. No slip, no damage....

    That's the stuff. Tato Gear. No slip, no damage. Great price and you get to order from Dutch!
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    Welcome to HF! Nice to meet you. "The Deam"...

    Welcome to HF!

    Nice to meet you. "The Deam" seems to work that way on most of us. We love it, but it does get hammered from time to time. There is fortunately a lot of the HNF left. Further to the...
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    I shall win something sooner or later....

    I shall win something sooner or later. lymphocytosis <He's just that generous!

    Count me in.
  17. I'd let my dog drink water from my tarp, then if...

    I'd let my dog drink water from my tarp, then if he didn't get sick or burp real nasty, I might try it, after filtering, and under extreme duress. :jj:
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    We have considered properly reclassifying Shug,...

    We have considered properly reclassifying Shug, his videos, AND Dutch as major Hammock Gateway Thugs.
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    It's not the snapping or failure under use, it's...

    It's not the snapping or failure under use, it's more the stretching and predetermined nature to wick and soak up a ton of H2O. For those snipping grams from their pack weight, it's also on the heavy...
  20. If an orphan four string banger on a mt dulcimer...

    If an orphan four string banger on a mt dulcimer can get past the front gate, I'll wave hey at the rest of yahs!

    You call it D G E or A, and I'll just sit out the rest :rolleyes:
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    Or.......maybe someone threw it away after...

    Or.......maybe someone threw it away after exclaiming, "Too short and Too narrow!"

    Relating to another story, If it had been a Dream Hammock, like the one left at a major gathering this year, you...
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    You're killing me Jerry. I will be in hunting in...

    You're killing me Jerry. I will be in hunting in Clark County over the same 4 days.

    It's extremely tough to get that close to the KT will all my gear and not manage to find a way to a trail head....
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    Umm. That would be me :rolleyes:

    Umm. That would be me :rolleyes:
  24. I use a set of Tato's tarp pull-outs. Move them...

    I use a set of Tato's tarp pull-outs. Move them around any which way you need them.They are made out of shock cord, and keep a nice even tension on all tie outs, in wind, rain, snow, what have you....
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    I think you're looking to get a little chilled,...

    I think you're looking to get a little chilled, any time you roll around or change position. I run a 40/20 insulation kit, and once it gets below the rating for my 20 UQ, my back still stays toasty,...
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    I still use the 1.0, 1.1 fabric hammocks. Which...

    I still use the 1.0, 1.1 fabric hammocks. Which means I'm very aware of what kinds of zippers, pull tabs, and other pokey, snaggy, types of stuffs I bring into the hammock with me. Even before I...
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    I started way back in time, with BillyBob, in a...

    I started way back in time, with BillyBob, in a net hammock.

    Still have that dream where I'm being hauled in with the catch!
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    WB Superfly currently up in FS section +10% off...

    WB Superfly currently up in FS section +10% off WB sale coupon, for future purchases.

    I'd buy this one, if I had the cash laying around, and I actually like the AHE Toxaway I'm using, just fine.
  29. If you are going to be hiking around with it, the...

    If you are going to be hiking around with it, the regular would get my call. It would reduce both weight and pack volume slightly vs the long. The advantage of the long would be in TQ mode, if you...
  30. Mods are Mods but when it comes to UQs and...

    Mods are Mods but when it comes to UQs and fitting correctly, overall weight is important. Most SB mods to TQ or UQs run a bit on the heavy side, from my experience. Mostly due to the use of less...
  31. I have one. You can use the JRB SS series, as...

    I have one. You can use the JRB SS series, as either TQ or UQ, as the site claims. You'd probably want to go with a quilt hook suspension, instead of shock cord, so you could actually just unhook it...
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    Poll: I know there is no designated parking on the...

    I know there is no designated parking on the short cuts, to either the Holllow or the Henge. I was attempting to make that clear. We really shouldn't even be considering them. Far too many...
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    Great work! Keep us posted. I still have...

    Great work! Keep us posted.

    I still have faith in the 1.0 and 1.1 materials, used with in reasonable weight limits. Sleep every night in a 1.0 and take a 1.1 on the trail.

    Would you share any...
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    Poll: You do Brown Hollow on Friday, then to the Hill...

    You do Brown Hollow on Friday, then to the Hill and the Henge on Saturday. Why break with tradition? :unsure:

    That way I can hike in from the South TH and meet up with everyone w/o having to hike...
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    Poll: It's the same for the Henge, but neither of them...

    It's the same for the Henge, but neither of them actually have real parking areas. It's pretty much the side of the road, if I remember right.
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    I use a 3/4 Uq. I've had great results just using...

    I use a 3/4 Uq. I've had great results just using my down jacket under my legs and feet.

    I carry a small Reflectex sit pad, if I need to kill a cold spot, but seldom use it for anything other than...
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    I won't help much by saying that my 11' BIAS WW,...

    I won't help much by saying that my 11' BIAS WW, made right there in TN, is my most comfortable hammock. It's wide enough to use Knotty Mods to gather the loose material at the head, and form a very...
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    Poll: To find Brown Hollow, start here :rolleyes: ...

    To find Brown Hollow, start here :rolleyes:

    http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=39.07402,-86.22959&z=15&t=T&marker0=39.07402%2C-86.22959%2C12.8%20km%20N%20of%20Kurtz%20IN
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    I was going to go quilt hooks....then I realized...

    I was going to go quilt hooks....then I realized that while hooks would certainly make the UQ stay in one position, for me it appeared they'd make venting a bit more difficult.

    One of the things...
  40. I wonder if the Hammock Community could better...

    I wonder if the Hammock Community could better support this effort via CCF Pad donations. I have one or two around that never get used since moving up to UQ's. They look new, and would be the...
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    I've always just used my down jacket, under my...

    I've always just used my down jacket, under my legs and feet. Loose fitting dedicated sleep socks and base layers. Fleece hood and knit beanie, when pushing temperature ratings. I also carry a small...
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    Poll: Seasonal creek at the bottom of the Henge. Bad...

    Seasonal creek at the bottom of the Henge. Bad Hollow?

    I voted for Brown Hollow, but actually meant to vote for the Hill. Use to camp Brown Hollow many many years ago. All the pics I've seen...
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    Poll: Gathered End. Sub 12oz kit/suspension. ...

    Gathered End. Sub 12oz kit/suspension.

    Comfortable and light.
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    Poll: Browning Hollow and Hill are part of the Nebo...

    Browning Hollow and Hill are part of the Nebo Ridge Trail. There are two trailheads. North one is just down the road from Story, IN off of 135, but you can also reach the South Trailhead further east...
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    Poll: You're welcome Slider1. Yeah I was going down...

    You're welcome Slider1. Yeah I was going down fast when we crossed paths on my way out. My bad luck making these hangs is almost getting to be a regular thing. I'll just keep plugging away at it. I'd...
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    Poll: Patton Cave. Once you cross Saddle Creek Valley,...

    Patton Cave. Once you cross Saddle Creek Valley, at the top of the hill, instead of heading north out on the Pennitrail just follow John Grubb Ridge west. When you come to the large cleared campsite...
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    Nice job Dad! Just look at that diagonal!!...

    Nice job Dad!

    Just look at that diagonal!! She's a natural :)
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    http://www.hoosierhikerscouncil.org/assets/Tecumse...

    http://www.hoosierhikerscouncil.org/assets/Tecumseh_Trail_Guide.pdf

    If you haven't already taken a look. Scroll down a bit. The campsites don't appear to be too far apart.
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    I saw a list, one time, of campsites with GPS...

    I saw a list, one time, of campsites with GPS locations, that had been "established" on the KT. It was noted, most if not all of them were not considered by the DNR as designated sites. These were...
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    I made it! Saw RCam, Jerry, Mule, Bonsaihiker,...

    I made it! Saw RCam, Jerry, Mule, Bonsaihiker, met Andy on the trail, then the viral crap that had everybody down at home took me out on the backside of the SBT. I made it back to CVII, got my tarp...
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