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    All I can say is WOW! This was our first hang...

    All I can say is WOW! This was our first hang and it was certainly an awesome weekend. By Sunday, I felt as though many of the forum folks and families we met were like extended family. I can't...
  2. I just purchased my latest one person tent...

    I just purchased my latest one person tent (because yes, I will sleep on the ground when there are no trees). The Six Moon Design Skyscape X (cuben fiber - 15 oz) came in at $550. At this time, my...
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    Awesome hike! Thanks for sharing with pics!

    Awesome hike! Thanks for sharing with pics!
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    I've seen where the winds are especially nasty in...

    I've seen where the winds are especially nasty in May and June. Your best bet is to contact park rangers to discuss the weather during Spring Break.

    I backpacked there in August and the weather...
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    I recently had two dogs camping with me and...

    I recently had two dogs camping with me and several more around the campsite area. They slept beneath and near my hammock. The only thing that disturbed the guy lines was me. I tripped on them a...
  6. Thread: Snowy jaunt

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    Beautiful fresh white cover! I'm envious! We...

    Beautiful fresh white cover! I'm envious! We don't see that in TX.
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    Thank you for the video and humor! I've never...

    Thank you for the video and humor! I've never hiked any part of the AT but that section in GA looks mighty nice......perhaps with a bit less rain though!
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    Here are a few ideas that have helped me reduce...

    Here are a few ideas that have helped me reduce weight:

    As far as a water filter is concerned, I've gone to the Sawyer Squeeze, which is very light (4oz). Sawyer just came out with a mini filter...
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    Thank you! Its a "must go" trip. Off season...

    Thank you! Its a "must go" trip. Off season (before June and after mid September are probably the best times to avoid groups in the campground.
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    Anytime Walter!! Steph may want the RV though...

    Anytime Walter!! Steph may want the RV though after seeing how you ended up on your bum during your maiden voyage!
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    They are a very nice group of folks! I joined up...

    They are a very nice group of folks! I joined up with them at the campground to do this one and hope to join them on a few other treks sometime!
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    Hanging in Havasupai

    Last week, I took my pack and hammock out to AZ to backpack down into the Havasupai Indian Reservation within the Grand Canyon, but just outside of the National Park. I spent 4 nights out and have...
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    You are going to LOVE your purchase!! I did...

    You are going to LOVE your purchase!!

    I did the same thing this summer and have not regretted the decision. I'm in TX and have used my doors in the Guadalupe Mountain NP as well as my most recent...
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    Terrific! Hey, does that spoon come in Titanium...

    Terrific! Hey, does that spoon come in Titanium for the UL hiker? Thanks for the pics and entertainment. That looked like a great place to enjoy some hot oatmeal with a view.
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    Looks like a great trip!

    Looks like a great trip!
  16. lolol Walter! Great report. The setup looks...

    lolol Walter! Great report. The setup looks pretty good until you hit the ground. And how many bottles of wine were involved with this hang....inquiring minds want to know. Hope we can get out...
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    I'm in! I'm In!

    I'm in! I'm In!
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    Nice! That's the way to set up camp and relax...

    Nice! That's the way to set up camp and relax after a climb and hike.
  19. Nice videos of the hang! Wish I had been able to...

    Nice videos of the hang! Wish I had been able to make it. Thanks for capturing it on film and sharing. I'm looking forward to the Fall Hang in Fairfield.
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    I'm in! Happy Labor Day!

    I'm in! Happy Labor Day!
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    I called the park this morning. They will allow...

    I called the park this morning. They will allow hammocks with tree straps as long as I can find the trees per the Pine Springs Ranger I spoke to today. He said I'd have a difficult time finding two...
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    Too funny!

    Too funny!
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    Wow, this entire trail report is enough to give...

    Wow, this entire trail report is enough to give me nightmares! I'm about to go on a short pack trip in a couple of weekends out in West TX and I'm already stressing about water. Glad you two made...
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    Looks like a good time was had by all. You...

    Looks like a good time was had by all. You couldn't have asked for better weather for the weekend!
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    Awesome! Ten days to build a lifetime of...

    Awesome! Ten days to build a lifetime of memories! My daughter turns 10 later this year. I'm still working on her and you give me hope. Thank you for sharing your photos and experience!
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    Good to know. I'll take both sleep options just...

    Good to know. I'll take both sleep options just in case.
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    Guadalupe Mountain National Park

    Hey there, I'm planning a backpack for a few days within Guadalupe Mtn National Park. Looks like there's lots of trees in the high back country areas along the McKittrick Ridge. Has anyone ever...
  28. Guadalupe River SP turned off all of its water...

    Guadalupe River SP turned off all of its water and plumbing this week until ?? due to drought conditions in the state. They may bring in portable toilets, but no showers or restrooms are functioning...
  29. Lost Maples is nice off season, but very very...

    Lost Maples is nice off season, but very very crowded in the fall. I agree, skip C as it is a popular camping area and opt for B. That park has great hiking trails.

    Garner is nice, but also very...
  30. Wow, I love the wunderground.com site! Thanks...

    Wow, I love the wunderground.com site! Thanks for the tip!
  31. Thanks for the weather info. I may end up...

    Thanks for the weather info. I may end up packing my bag just to be on the safe side.

    I am hiking in with the Las Vegas Meetup Group. It was a bargain deal for just mainly the price of permits...
  32. Insulation for AZ/Grand Canyon area in September

    Hey all, just seeking advice.

    I've got a trip scheduled to Havasu Falls, an area within an indian reservation just outside of the Grand Canyon NP in September. I'll be in an area down within the...
  33. Thread: Girl Groups

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    I'd be in if the timing was right.

    I'd be in if the timing was right.
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    Welcome from Magnolia (just a bit northwest of...

    Welcome from Magnolia (just a bit northwest of Tomball). Just this summer, I began using a hammock for the hot TX summer camping and its much cooler than tenting. Make sure you have a bug net...
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    I have to agree. I'm in love with my DB so far...

    I have to agree. I'm in love with my DB so far and the workmanship is amazing!! Frankly, all of the products I've ordered from this forum's supported cottage vendors have met and exceeded all of my...
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    I know you've probably already got a good...

    I know you've probably already got a good farm/ranch sitter, but let me know if you need one referred. I have a lady near me that I trust quite a bit and would probably have experience with most of...
  37. Since this will be my first group hang, I'd love...

    Since this will be my first group hang, I'd love to participate in the gear swap or give-away. In order to bring something that might be appropriate, I thought I'd just find out what some of the...
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    No sympathy from me. I got back on this forum...

    No sympathy from me. I got back on this forum after being gone for a couple of years. I've ended up with a new hammock, cf tarp, a couple of suspension kits, odds and end from Dutchware, 2...
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    Nice video with great ideas! I enjoyed the music...

    Nice video with great ideas! I enjoyed the music of Bobby Yang and just felt compelled to order a Ti Element.

    In the video where you baked a brownie, did you have a couple of rocks in the...
  40. Check out this thread regarding hammock...

    Check out this thread regarding hammock suspension and continuous loops. The video may answer a few of your questions and provide a solution. The video was made by Dehoja ("The Ultimate Hang")
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    Welcome, from Magnolia, TX

    Welcome, from Magnolia, TX
  42. Super informative and easy to follow, even for an...

    Super informative and easy to follow, even for an old girl scout who didn't learn much about knots! Wish we had been able to do some 50 milers and sleep in hammocks when I was a kid. Thanks!
  43. Thread: Still cold

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    Shug, gotta say, your videos are always very...

    Shug, gotta say, your videos are always very informative and helpful, not to mention entertaining. I'm not sure I had seen this one before. I just got in an UQ from HG and was trying to figure out...
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    Hey from Magnolia, TX. Wish I could help ya, but...

    Hey from Magnolia, TX. Wish I could help ya, but I'm no good with sewing machines. Whenever I start a project, its like putting together an I Love Lucy episode. Seems this forum is full of some...
  45. Thread: Newbie from Texas

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    Welcome from Magnolia. Have a great time up at...

    Welcome from Magnolia. Have a great time up at Sturgis! Only been up there once and I remember the wind this time of year can be wicked traveling across Wyoming....but well worth it! Looking...
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    Welcome, from Magnolia, TX. Don't know much...

    Welcome, from Magnolia, TX. Don't know much about the goats and geese. My working dogs pretend goats are invisible. They prefer sheep.

    However, we'll agree on hammocks! Your Thru hike of the...
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    My 10 yr old daughter decided she wants to try a...

    My 10 yr old daughter decided she wants to try a hammock at our TX fall hang in November, so I ordered a Jarbidge to use as her first UQ. I thought the same thing....a 3/4 UQ would be full length...
  48. Since there may be a few other kids at this hang,...

    Since there may be a few other kids at this hang, I'm thinking that I could bring my daughter. We are short an UQ and I'm trying to figure out how to rig one of her sleeping bags as an UQ in...
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    Thank you for sharing the great views and...

    Thank you for sharing the great views and commentary. I appreciate the production and editing....quite entertaining even without added caffeine! In particular, I was intrigued by your Edge...
  50. Impressive and very stylish! +1 on "Liberace...

    Impressive and very stylish! +1 on "Liberace Hammock"!
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