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    FS: HH Scout is pending payment and the Superfly is...

    HH Scout is pending payment and the Superfly is sold.

    Still have the HH Hyperlite w/HH Hex tarp and the 50 degree burrow left.
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    FS: $115 The guy asked questions, I answered, and...

    $115

    The guy asked questions, I answered, and he's not yet paid, nor said if he plans on paying. Will give it until sometime tomorrow afternoon and if I don't hear from him I'll take it that he...
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    FS: The 20 UQ is indeed sold...buyer has submitted...

    The 20 UQ is indeed sold...buyer has submitted payment.

    Haven't received payment for the Superfly, which is why that says "Payment Pending."
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    FS: Yes, standard length/width.

    Yes, standard length/width.
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    FS: 20 degree quilts are sewn, 50 degree quilt is...

    20 degree quilts are sewn, 50 degree quilt is snapped.
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    FS: Yes, all equipment is standard length/width.

    Yes, all equipment is standard length/width.
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    FS: Hammocks & Quilts

    The quilts were purchased back in Spring in anticipation of being used once the weather got cold, but I changed my camping sleeping arrangements before getting a chance to put them to use (bought a...
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    Grrr...I cannot make it after all...caught a cold...

    Grrr...I cannot make it after all...caught a cold two days ago, thought I was doing a good job keeping it at bay, and tonight it has hit me like a mack truck. :(
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    Yep, should be a bit sloppy. Glad I drive a Jeep...

    Yep, should be a bit sloppy. Glad I drive a Jeep and sleep in a hammock. :cool:
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    I have a metal hammock stand I was going to list...

    I have a metal hammock stand I was going to list for sale, but since I don't want to both with shipping, I figured I'd just bring it with me to this shindig and see if anyone was interested in buying...
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    Will just make it more interesting, that's all.

    Will just make it more interesting, that's all.
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    Ugh...okay...guess I'll just plan on walking back...

    Ugh...okay...guess I'll just plan on walking back and fourth a bit.
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    Is the two-mile trail from the parking area to...

    Is the two-mile trail from the parking area to the campsite wagon-friendly? I was thinking about picking up an off-road wagon to ferry all my things from my Jeep to the trees.
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    Okay, thanks. The swap meet thing could be...

    Okay, thanks.

    The swap meet thing could be good, but I'm not sure about how it would work out given there's a two-mile hike between the parking area and the campground. Perhaps a designated...
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    I have a few questions that I'm hoping someone...

    I have a few questions that I'm hoping someone can answer in the hopes of keeping me from reading 11 pages of posts...

    Is the campsite primitive?

    Is there a fee I need to pay to enter the...
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    For those of you more familiar with hanging in...

    For those of you more familiar with hanging in the cold than I am, are 20 degree top and bottom quilts enough to keep me comfortable?

    I have a super shelter as well, which will help block some...
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    Got the kitchen pass from Mrs P Chang and will be...

    Got the kitchen pass from Mrs P Chang and will be there on Friday to Sunday. I'll play along and bring an item for the exchange too. My last group hang was with the Florida gang in February 2014,...
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    I've tried setting mine in the sun as well as...

    I've tried setting mine in the sun as well as hanging them up for weeks...no luck either way...awful smell. Since I just moved from Alabama to Indiana (less humidity here), I'm going to try hanging...
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    I just moved to Indy a few days ago and I should...

    I just moved to Indy a few days ago and I should have enough done with the house to allow me to step out into the wilderness for a few days in November.

    I'm thinking I may head down there late...
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    Enter me in the give away. Thanks for the chance...

    Enter me in the give away. Thanks for the chance to win some great and well-needed gear!
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    I don't expect 10-day forecasts to be accurate,...

    I don't expect 10-day forecasts to be accurate, but at least get it accurate for the next 12 hours. Meteorologists are probably the only people who can be wrong at their job 90% of the time and not...
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    Luck was on my side and there was no rain last...

    Luck was on my side and there was no rain last night. In the future, I think I'll go ahead and hang the tarp and just keep it in the snake skins unless it's needed. I'll look for that Shug...
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    Grrrr...Weather Forcasts

    Am camping at Roosevelt State Park in Pine Mountain, GA for a few days. I checked the weather report 3 times today and it was 0% chance of rain, so I didn't bother setting up my tarp. As I lay here...
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    It's the standard size and I've not thought of...

    It's the standard size and I've not thought of weighing it, but can do so without much hassle and post that when I return (leaving in the morning).

    During my previous trip the lows were around 70...
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    Just thought I'd mention that my new TQ is just...

    Just thought I'd mention that my new TQ is just as good as my previous one. I got the snapped foot box since it's for warmer weather and it's nice to have some venting there. This will be my third...
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    First time I hung in my hammock the temp hit down...

    First time I hung in my hammock the temp hit down in the 20s at night. I didn't have an UQ or TQ...hadn't even unpacked my hammock from the stuff sack until that day. I had brought a lot of warm...
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    Even if they don't teach you anything you don't...

    Even if they don't teach you anything you don't already know, at the very least it's an opportunity to meet those with similar interests as you and maybe spread the word about this forum as well.
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    The way storms crop up here unexpectantly here in...

    The way storms crop up here unexpectantly here in the south, I could really use something like that! Thanks for the kind offer and please count me in!
  29. Thread: New hammock

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    Wow...that's interesting. Wouldn't mind checking...

    Wow...that's interesting. Wouldn't mind checking one of those out in person...could be a second hammock for me during the winter months.
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    First time I've seen one of those. What's with...

    First time I've seen one of those. What's with the solid part where the mosquito netting usually goes? Is that for extra insulation? Is it primarily a winter hammock? Does that thing zip up so you're...
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    I matched my 20 degree UQ with a 20 degree TQ. ...

    I matched my 20 degree UQ with a 20 degree TQ. The way I figured it is I could always easily push the TQ to the side if need be...better than waking up cold. Of course, I bought a 50 degree TQ as...
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    Great UQ...I have the same. Your priorities are...

    Great UQ...I have the same. Your priorities are the same as mine...UQ, TQ, lighter tarp. My HH hex is killing me...weighs a ton. I'm wavering between replacing that next or my backpack. I really...
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    Slept in my hammock last night with my 20 degree...

    Slept in my hammock last night with my 20 degree UQ and it was way too hot. I think the issue was I sink down into it and the quilt comes up over my left and right side, so it's just too hot for...
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    Great DIY project you have there! If I...

    Great DIY project you have there! If I car-hammocked more often, or had a hammock without an attached bug net, I'd certainly want to do the same you've done. Might be in my future as I gravitate...
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    Yes Tom...Troop 555...the Triple Nickel...the...

    Yes Tom...Troop 555...the Triple Nickel...the HaHaHa (5 is pronounced "Ha" in Thai). Most recently I worked for 6 weeks as the COPE Director at Summer Camp.

    Swoody...Really? Lowe's? Who would...
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    Well, Gander Mountain didn't have any figure 9s,...

    Well, Gander Mountain didn't have any figure 9s, so I purchased two mini S-biners. My alpine butterfly idea was a massive fail...when I pull the line taunt, the loops come out. I thought I could...
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    Ah yes, now I see how the prussik would be...

    Ah yes, now I see how the prussik would be used...much easier and will save me some length of guy line. I don't think it will work well with the guy line I have though...the stuff is a bit waxy and...
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    Sounds like a good DIY project you made for...

    Sounds like a good DIY project you made for yourself. I bet it works perfectly, and when you think about it, netting and a few extra ground stakes (especially if they're titanium) really don't...
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    FS: FREE!!!

    I make Nalgene Bottle Grips with retired climbing and repelling rope. Ever carry your Nalgene around with a finger through the loop? Uncomfortable, isn't it? Well, this works a bit better, as well...
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    Excellent point...hadn't thought of it that way. ...

    Excellent point...hadn't thought of it that way. Think I'll just take the UQ with me and use that the first night. If that goes well, then all's good. If not, I'll be close enough to home to run...
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    Yes, it's most certainly lighter than the mat,...

    Yes, it's most certainly lighter than the mat, and easier to pack as well (stuff sack for the UQ vs strapping the mat onto the exterior of my pack). However, being in the deep south and having blood...
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    I've used a prussik knot as a back-up belay catch...

    I've used a prussik knot as a back-up belay catch (when teaching belaying to newbie climbers) and to belay myself when rappelling, and am a big fan of that knot, but haven't wanted to use it for...
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    There will be several of the alpine butterfly...

    There will be several of the alpine butterfly knots along the line. Once I loop the mini S-biner on the end of the line around a tree, I will choose the AB knot that will give me the tension I need....
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    Thanks for the chance to win a hammock! I once...

    Thanks for the chance to win a hammock!

    I once drove around the U.S. in my Jeep camping and off-roading along the way. Due to the length of the trip (6 months) and the amount of supplies I wanted...
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    Good idea...thanks! I've got one mini S-biner...

    Good idea...thanks! I've got one mini S-biner and one large one. I'm going to hit up Gander Mountain tomorrow to pick up another mini S-biner, and I'm betting they might have some small figure...
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    The only UQ I have is rated at 20 degrees, so...

    The only UQ I have is rated at 20 degrees, so taking that in the summer would be too hot. I'm currently getting 70 to 73 degrees for a low and will take my Army PT mat in place of my UQ for my...
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    Thanks Shug...watched all three videos in your...

    Thanks Shug...watched all three videos in your tarp series and there's some great info there. Were it not 10:30pm, I'd go out and fuss with my tarp some more, but it will have to wait until...
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    Trial & Error

    Hung my Superfly today so I could seam seal it and attach the guy lines and I learned a few things along the way...

    1. I saw a YouTube video recently in which a guy used shock cord on the ground...
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    Pick up some Dutch Gear...smaller, lighter, and...

    Pick up some Dutch Gear...smaller, lighter, and gets the job done.

    If you're insistent on using carabiners, just check the load ratings stamped into them. There are usually three ratings...one...
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    Ordered a 50 degree Burrow the evening of the 7th...

    Ordered a 50 degree Burrow the evening of the 7th and it arrived on the 13th. SUPER FAST!
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