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  1. Wow. I hope everyone is OK.

    Wow. I hope everyone is OK.
  2. Well, if I had known that...:closedeyes:

    Well, if I had known that...:closedeyes:
  3. I'm officially out now. On a good day it's 6...

    I'm officially out now. On a good day it's 6 hours and 15 mins to Hot Springs. I will be there in spirit and may camp out in my backyard tomorrow night.

    Hope everyone has a safe and fun time! ...
  4. Latest I have is that they are going to allow our...

    Latest I have is that they are going to allow our group to stay. Thank you for your patience as I navigate the official and unofficial reports.

    EDITED: Now, I have been told that the District...
  5. I am doing the same thing!

    I am doing the same thing!
  6. The official word is that all parks in District...

    The official word is that all parks in District 6, including Grayson are closed.

    I am trying to get good information as to whether they will continue to allow us to be there as they have in the...
  7. Edited to follow protocol

    Edited to follow protocol
  8. Working today. Will continue to monitor...

    Working today. Will continue to monitor conditions.
  9. I am really torn at the moment. If I had a...

    I am really torn at the moment. If I had a 4-wheel drive it would be easier to make that decision. I'm originally from New England and I know how to drive in snow and ice. However, my current...
  10. I second that motion.

    I second that motion.
  11. Well, IF I end up going to the FBH someone has...

    Well, IF I end up going to the FBH someone has offered me a sleeping bag to borrow and for now that will be awesome! This gives me time to decide what I really want and save up for it. Thanks...
  12. I have nothing scientific to base this on, but...

    I have nothing scientific to base this on, but I've been sleeping with one every night for the past 2 weeks and I'm going to guess somewhere around 50*. It's 60" X 70" and 700 fill power. Again, I...
  13. Yes, that helps! I was sure there was a way to...

    Yes, that helps! I was sure there was a way to get pretty close, but I hadn't seen this question before.
  14. 30* top quilt + Poncho Liner = ???

    Just curious if there is a formula for ~ warmth of different items used as top quilts.


    For example:

    If you have a 20* sleeping bag and a 30* sleeping bag, what approximate warmth are you...
  15. Actually purchased mine today :-) I shall...

    Actually purchased mine today :-) I shall remember to keep them warm and pliable.
  16. That will be a huge help. I have a Costco down...

    That will be a huge help. I have a Costco down blanket and a poncho liner to supplement.

    Underquilt is a 0 incubator, so I think I will be good there.
  17. Great idea. I put a note in the thread and on...

    Great idea. I put a note in the thread and on the sign-up sheet.
  18. I have at least one BIG BLUE tarp I will bring. ...

    I have at least one BIG BLUE tarp I will bring.

    If anyone has a top quilt I can borrow for this trip, please let me know ASAP. I haven't yet decided on my dream top quilt and am still saving my...
  19. Recommend a (gasp!) sleeping bag to be used as a top quilt

    Until I decide what I want to invest in for a real one. I did finally get a nice underquilt, so that's not a concern, but I do not want to be cold and need more top coverage than I have. I've been...
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    Hello from Central Virginia.

    Hello from Central Virginia.
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    Welcome from Central VA. Check out the...

    Welcome from Central VA. Check out the Trips/Planning Forum. There are a lot of hangers in VA and lots of options for group hangs.
  22. Thank you! I scooped up the 0 degree HG...

    Thank you! I scooped up the 0 degree HG Incubator in the FS forum. :-)
  23. FS: I'll take it.

    I'll take it.
  24. Is anybody having a sale on 0 degree underquilts?

    I know I'm late to the party and missed all the Black Friday deals, but I just signed up for a Winter Hang and am wondering if any vendors are having a sale or will be having an after-the-holidays...
  25. I don't know what I'm thinking, but I've...

    I don't know what I'm thinking, but I've subscribed to the thread and asked for these dates off from work. Does that mean I'm committed? Or, does it mean that I should be committed?

    When I first...
  26. Poll: Thanks, Wraith. That should be fine. I would...

    Thanks, Wraith. That should be fine. I would hope that I don't need anything warmer than that and if I do, I'll probably re-think this idea. As it is, I can't believe I am entertaining a winter...
  27. Poll: I'm in if I can borrow an underquilt appropriate...

    I'm in if I can borrow an underquilt appropriate for the weather. And, maybe a topquilt, too. Since I'm a wimp.
  28. What everyone else said, but I would recommend...

    What everyone else said, but I would recommend against planning on two people sleeping in a hammock overnight. Have you tried that yet? We are full-timers and I usually lay down with my 8yo in her...
  29. Thanks Yojimbo for inviting us! I'm hoping to...

    Thanks Yojimbo for inviting us! I'm hoping to make both this and the hunger hang.
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    Welcome to the dark side!

    Welcome to the dark side!
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    We had tried the blue foam pads a few times and...

    We had tried the blue foam pads a few times and they shifted so much that it was hard to sleep. This last time out, I bought a roll of Reflectix and cut it about 2" wider than each hammocker's...
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    Mixed reviews as expected. The two little kids...

    Mixed reviews as expected. The two little kids will definitely want to go again with a little more planning. The 18yo, jury is still out. It was a big deal for her to agree to come on this trip. ...
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    Love the disclaimer, Sandman!

    Love the disclaimer, Sandman!
  34. Ugh. I'm not going to know till the last minute!...

    Ugh. I'm not going to know till the last minute! Just found out that I'm on-call for a birth around that time. If she goes early, I will be there. Save me a couple of trees, just in case.
  35. Morelia, I like what you chose! The silver is...

    Morelia, I like what you chose! The silver is nice :-) I sleep in my Brazilian most nights and my set-up is almost exactly like Brazilianguy's photos show--eye hooks in the walls and rope going to...
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    I'm very fortunate because a good friend of mine...

    I'm very fortunate because a good friend of mine just hooked me up with some Dutch Bling, cinch buckles and dutch clips for a couple of the kiddos. We're even using them at home now. I will...
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    Not yet, but I did bring scissors! In...

    Not yet, but I did bring scissors! In retrospect, I could have used them. lol
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    Electronically challenged. Need to figure out...

    Electronically challenged. Need to figure out how to get the photos from the camera/phone into my post. Is there a sticky for this?
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    :thumbup1:

    :thumbup1:
  40. Looking at that hammock again, it *could* be a...

    Looking at that hammock again, it *could* be a thick-stringed Mayan hammock like this: http://www.hayneedle.com/product/xxlmazatlanmayanthickstringhammockmulticolored.cfm

    I know that someone on...
  41. I use this double-brazilian from Hayneedle and I...

    I use this double-brazilian from Hayneedle and I LOVE it: ...
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    Well...we learned a lot! We got to storage and...

    Well...we learned a lot!

    We got to storage and I realized that I didn't have my key with me. We were running so late already that we decided "plan B" was now car sleeping and we were going to go...
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    Ready or not--here we go!!!! Everyone have a...

    Ready or not--here we go!!!! Everyone have a safe and fun 4th of July!
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    Getting out the popcorn!

    Getting out the popcorn!
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    I agree with trailrunner. We sleep in our...

    I agree with trailrunner. We sleep in our hammocks full time and prefer it.
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    More great advice! Note to self: drip lines. ...

    More great advice!

    Note to self: drip lines.

    1. I've packed my sense of humor and have instilled it in my kids.

    2. I have packed my ginormous tarp. Must be 12'x24'.

    3. I love that I have...
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    For what it's worth, we are car camping. We are...

    For what it's worth, we are car camping. We are planning on a couple of short hikes, but we don't have to backpack in. Thanks for the support. I know I can do it, just get stressed about forgetting...
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    I did decide to bring the tent just in case, but...

    I did decide to bring the tent just in case, but the issue is that one of the tarps we will be using over one of the hammocks goes under the tent when we tent camp.

    It's kind of an either/or...
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    Thanks everyone! I'm feeling better. Thanks...

    Thanks everyone! I'm feeling better. Thanks Ironfish for the list. I have everything you mentioned packed. Picked up extra cordage (50ft) a little while ago. How much extra do you think one...
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    Need some moral support

    WARNING: This may be long, so if you don't like rambling you might want to skip reading!


    I'm taking my girls (18, 11 and 8) camping in the mountains tomorrow. We WILL be at a campground, but...
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