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    I'm glad of the date change. I will be bringing...

    I'm glad of the date change. I will be bringing my bike.

    Hey HappyCamper - it's great you are coming. I hope more hangers are coming.
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    Wafflebox- I've never tried snaps but if that's...

    Wafflebox- I've never tried snaps but if that's easier then I'll try that first. I'll defer to the experts.
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    My DIY SilPoly Tarp w/ Snap-On Doors

    Nice tarp project you got there.
    I've been vacationing in middle America going to quite a few museums. I've noticed quite a few tents on display that use buttons. That seems easier to install than...
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    So now I can do MAHHA and Watoga!

    So now I can do MAHHA and Watoga!
  5. I prefer my Hhammock in the skins and the tarp in...

    I prefer my Hhammock in the skins and the tarp in a sack. This way if I need to cook or do stuff under the tarp the Hhammock is not in the way.
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    Fall MAHHA is Oct 9-11! AAARRRGGGHHH!!! I...

    Fall MAHHA is Oct 9-11! AAARRRGGGHHH!!!

    I love biking on The Greenbrier River Trail, which is next to Watoga.

    To chose between the the two hangouts is so tough.
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    Cabelas has a blowup pillow. I've had it for 6 or...

    Cabelas has a blowup pillow. I've had it for 6 or 7 years and it has not let me down. It's a thick plastic model that rolls pretty small & is fairly cheap. I use it as a sit pad then put the airline...
  8. Thread: pea pod?

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    pea pod?

    I've used a converted SB as a peapod in cold weather hangs. I use a small shock cord at the feet & head to keep the SB from sliding down. The hole in the hood should be near the back but still on...
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    I hung there last year. Raccoons are a serious...

    I hung there last year. Raccoons are a serious problem. I biked the Great Allegheny Passage. The site I was in had a widow maker come down 12hrs after I left. Great for biking and rafting. It's 4-5...
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    About an hour into Canada is Valens Recreation...

    About an hour into Canada is Valens Recreation area. It's where the Eastern Great Lakes hang in January. I really liked that it has heated bathrooms, showers & laundry. It has a lot of great pine...
  11. Thread: JRB Shenandoah

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    I bit the bullet and just bought a JRB. I've...

    I bit the bullet and just bought a JRB. I've resisted going to an down underquilt all these years. I just love being cocooned in my sleeping bag.

    I know JRBs are great quality products.
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    Low/No Cost Camping Spots in Northern VA?

    Get a bicycle and do bike camping. You have the C&O canal in MD. Its free with many campsites 10+ miles apart. Get extra long tree huggers.
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    I'm an AT shelter maintainer and I see alot of...

    I'm an AT shelter maintainer and I see alot of the campsites get trashed. But you all left the group sites really spotless.
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    Thank you to 2Q & ZQ, Dutch and everyone else who...

    Thank you to 2Q & ZQ, Dutch and everyone else who made the Hang a success.

    Thanks to all who made our firepit chat enjoyable. Section D or was that E we were in?

    Someone needs a new trail...
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    We didn't get to sleep until 1:30 am so you had a...

    We didn't get to sleep until 1:30 am so you had a legitimate excuse !

    Rule # 16: Never say you are sorry.
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    Dual purpose! I'll remember that the next bike...

    Dual purpose! I'll remember that the next bike camping trip. Thanx
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    I could not believe the beautiful weather I had...

    I could not believe the beautiful weather I had in Edinburgh. Twice we had a very light dusting of snow. The temperatures were approx. 10degrees F warmer than home. I hope to get back there for a...
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    ME TOO! I need to get to a hang real soon.

    ME TOO! I need to get to a hang real soon.
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    Crash says Hello. I'm visiting Edinburgh this...

    Crash says Hello. I'm visiting Edinburgh this month. What crazy weather - sunshine- rain- sunshine - sleet - sunshine all in 1 hrs time.
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    Unfortunately I was unable to pack my hammock. My...

    Unfortunately I was unable to pack my hammock. My boss (wife) put her foot down! So I am "hanging" at the White Horse Pub on the Royal Mile.
  21. 3+ TBIs and other serious injuries. hammock...

    3+ TBIs and other serious injuries. hammock hanging really helped in getting back into camping.
  22. Thread: Hammock stand

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    Its good for a couple of nights before I had to...

    Its good for a couple of nights before I had to take up the rope slack and restake it.
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    Especially if I am using the Hennessy diamond...

    Especially if I am using the Hennessy diamond tarp during rain.
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    I use it during windy rain conditions.

    I use it during windy rain conditions.
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    I was thinking of a quick overnighter no fires. ...

    I was thinking of a quick overnighter no fires. Just to say "I got hung in Scotland!"I ve been to Eburgh for christmas and Hogmany before. Ive been to Roslyn Chapel. I thought those woods were...
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    Everyone thought I was going to crash in the...

    Everyone thought I was going to crash in the middle of the night. I used footlong orange stakes from Home Depot to make sure it was not going to crash. I wish I thought of this sooner.
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    aaarrrgghhh!!! I'm not going to make it again to...

    aaarrrgghhh!!! I'm not going to make it again to Valens this year!
    I was so hoping to get up and hang with the Canadians again, eh.
    If things change I'll be there.
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    Want to hang in Edinburgh Scotland

    I want to hang in Edinburgh Scotland when I go back in December. Theres a private park across from where Ill be staying near the Modern Art Gallery but we are not allowed to camp. I was hoping to...
  29. Thread: Hammock stand

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    Hammock stand

    I only have one tree that I can hang from. So I need a stand. I was looking for wood in garage and realized I had a collapsible ladder. I put in three stakes and three ropes to hold the one side...
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    I can leave both zippers open and still stay warm

    I can leave both zippers open and still stay warm
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    I turned one of my bags into a peapod. This is...

    I turned one of my bags into a peapod. This is good for cool temps. Then I use another bag inside my pod when its cold out. I like that zipped up feeling of a sleeping bag. Granted I now have 2...
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    Husky Haven I hung at # 9.

    Husky Haven I hung at # 9.
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    I hung there a few weeks ago while biking the...

    I hung there a few weeks ago while biking the GAP. Lots of trees, nice sites. The bathrooms and showers are typical PA parks. The raccoons are bad!! Dont leave anything out. The trail from the GAP is...
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    Cedar Creek park campground too. I hung in the...

    Cedar Creek park campground too.
    I hung in the shelter at Stewarts Crossing. But could have hung at the pavillion.

    Theres also Ohiopyle State park
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    Husky Haven campground at Rockwood. Mp 43 ...

    Husky Haven campground at Rockwood. Mp 43

    Stewarts Crossing (Connellsville)
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    Anyone used a hammock on the C&O Canal?

    Yes but you will need looooong tree straps. A lot of the campsites the trees are huge and far apart. I use 12' straps with whoopies. Some sites are not desireable because they are cleared for tenting...
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    I've just come back from the GAP. Theres really...

    I've just come back from the GAP. Theres really no need to stealth camp. The distances aren't that far to ride. And the trail surface is great. The longest distance between places to camp is...
  38. That parking lot is up the steep hill from the...

    That parking lot is up the steep hill from the Group Campsite. The old ridge dirt road starts there and goes south into Michaux State Forest. No cars allowed on the ridge road.
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    I wish I could have hung out with all of you...

    I wish I could have hung out with all of you again!
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    Husky Haven campground is at Rockwood and I...

    Husky Haven campground is at Rockwood and I hammocked there. If May is wet do the Western Maryland Trail instead of that section of the C&O.
  41. Bad news. My fatherinlaw is in the hospital. Its...

    Bad news. My fatherinlaw is in the hospital. Its very serious. Relatives are even flying in from Scotland.

    Unless he makes a great improvement today all my plans are on hold.

    It pains me to...
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    Hi from Pburg! welcome to the Forum. Come to...

    Hi from Pburg! welcome to the Forum. Come to the Hangouts and you will learn a lot from the Hangers. See you out there!
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    How do you disappear in the woods?

    Caveman must've heard about me at my first MAHHA stumbling around trying to find my hhmock for more than an hour in the dark. I had no orange or reflective stuff at the time.

    Valuable lesson: too...
  44. How much snow did you get up in Massachusetts?

    How much snow did you get up in Massachusetts?
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    The SB has synthetic insulation so I'm not...

    The SB has synthetic insulation so I'm not worried about feathers flying out.
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    I just sewed around the hole several times. Its...

    I just sewed around the hole several times. Its not pretty. Some grossgrain would be better I know.
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    welcome

    Have you hiked/biked Hadrian's Wall yet? I loved it. We biked the western third then hiked the middle third. Really nice area. Wished we could have hhammocked it but the wives were with us and...
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    Convert mummy bag to UQ?

    I took an old mummy SB that was still in great shape and cut a hole in the footbox. I run the foot end of my suspension rope thru it. I use elastic cord at the head to cinch it up. I can the zip it...
  49. Nehha

    I've been to a few MAHHA's so I'm no stranger to hangout settings. That's a bigger venue and more spread out. It can be disconcerting for the first time. I like the smaller campfire settings to be...
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    Welcome, check out the hangouts where you can see...

    Welcome, check out the hangouts where you can see all the different types of gear out there.
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