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    The Terminator and I will try to make it.

    The Terminator and I will try to make it.
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    I bought one a couple of years ago via Amazon and...

    I bought one a couple of years ago via Amazon and the sewing failed. Had no problem returning to Amazon for full refund. Only problem was the hammock was out of stock at that point and had to wait...
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    Have fun and say Hi to the bear for me

    Have fun and say Hi to the bear for me
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    North Carolina allows hammocks at all state parks...

    North Carolina allows hammocks at all state parks that allow camping. However, not all the camp grounds are hammock friendly ( lack of trees ect ). Ther last time I was at Stone Mt State Park, they...
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    welcome to the madness

    welcome to the madness
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    The first time I tried to retire back in 1996,...

    The first time I tried to retire back in 1996, the wife said I was underfoot too much and I had to go back to work.

    Then about 3 years ago she told me I had to retire so I could go camping more. ...
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    After last John Rock Hang I bought a Bear...

    After last John Rock Hang I bought a Bear canister and a big bottle of pepper spray...

    The pepper spray got me thinking,,,, have any pepper heads / hot sauce lovers tried using bear spray to spice...
  8. I hear the Bear misses us

    I hear the Bear misses us
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    Spam in a Can

    Spam in a Can
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    The Terminator has been a tick magnet this year....

    The Terminator has been a tick magnet this year. She finds at lest on her every day this year, me none.

    The John Rock Hang got cut short due to a bear problem last year. One person who got there...
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    Watch you under aged whipper snapper ... some of...

    Watch you under aged whipper snapper ... some of us are old aged nerds :)
  12. And here I went and ordered some new flip flops...

    And here I went and ordered some new flip flops to hike in :laugh:


    The Terminator told me that the JR hang was on so I told her to check the dates .... whoops
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    I have had mine for several years now. DL blue. ...

    I have had mine for several years now. DL blue. Great hammock
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    Vendors come and vendors go. There are still...

    Vendors come and vendors go. There are still some like Warbonnet that were in business before I started in 2010 and are still in business.
  15. Thread: VA/ NC Info

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    We are doing fine and enjoying the views of the...

    We are doing fine and enjoying the views of the mountains
  16. Thread: VA/ NC Info

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    If you decide to do anything along the AT or any...

    If you decide to do anything along the AT or any other trail in the area from Springer to Fontana Dam let me know as I can help with a shuttle
  17. Thread: New NC Hanger

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    You should also look at getting a 20 degree UQ as...

    You should also look at getting a 20 degree UQ as it gives you more options.
    Once you get your gear start practicing setting it up. Also practice setting up in the dark.

    Remember that the perfect...
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    welcome to the madness.

    welcome to the madness.
  19. Thread: New NC Hanger

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    welcome to the madness from the extreme western...

    welcome to the madness from the extreme western tip of NC. Lots of places to hang in NC. While NC State Parks that allow camping also allow hammocks, not all are hammock friendly in that some lack...
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    The Terminator saw the post and said we will try...

    The Terminator saw the post and said we will try and make it this time as we could not make it last year



    Newly weds
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    I own original BB's, an XLC and an Eldorado. I...

    I own original BB's, an XLC and an Eldorado. I prefer the original BB. Between the XLC and Eldorado I prefer the Eldorado. I really like the shelf in the XLC and the BB as it allows me to store...
  22. Hotlips and Kingsford moved to Alexandria LA... ...

    Hotlips and Kingsford moved to Alexandria LA... Be careful as she and Kingsford are the Iron Chefs of DO cooking
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    Before The Terminator and I switched to UQ's we...

    Before The Terminator and I switched to UQ's we used pads. Inflatable and CCF. I never had a problem with moisture ( we would switch pads ) but The Terminator had massive issues so we quickly...
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    At least one company has been looking into...

    At least one company has been looking into welding nylon fabric together to make jackets and the like. Don't know if this welding method is gone mainstream or not and or how strong it is
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    Still learning new stuff from all the input we...

    Still learning new stuff from all the input we get here and sharing what I have learned over the years. Its been fun and I get to read posts from fellow hangers I helped to convert to the dark side...
  26. If I don't forget something each trip then I am...

    If I don't forget something each trip then I am not doing it right and it forces me to figure out a workaround. Years ago I forgot the spreader bar poles for The Terminator's (my wife) Ridge...
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    Unless I have the doors tied down to keep the...

    Unless I have the doors tied down to keep the rain, wind and or snow out, I just let then hang.
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    Made it with time to spare. We only got about 2...

    Made it with time to spare. We only got about 2 inches.

    Note: Shotgunnwillie lives about 10 miles east of me
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    Maybe next time he will spend the night with you

    Maybe next time he will spend the night with you
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    The wind skirt adds another $100 to the price.. ...

    The wind skirt adds another $100 to the price.. Did not see anything on the estimated weight
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    Not going to be able to make it. Have come down...

    Not going to be able to make it. Have come down with a nasty sore throat, congestion and head ache.

    While the state records show very very few bears being killed during the past few hunting...
  32. More pics from the hang

    More pics from the hang
  33. Got back home safe and sound and very tired last...

    Got back home safe and sound and very tired last night. Long drive. The Terminator found 4 very small seed ticks on me. Had a great time and weather was good. Food was excellent. One of the...
  34. Seems like I have been jinxed the past couple of...

    Seems like I have been jinxed the past couple of hangs. Got home took some back meds and feeling much better the next day. Great to meet some more fellow hangers and visit a place I have never been...
  35. So where will we be hanging on this map ?

    So where will we be hanging on this map ?
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    What did you think cuben fiber ( now called dyema...

    What did you think cuben fiber ( now called dyema (sp?) ) was first used for... They use a special double sided tape made by 3M. Link ...
  37. I am coming Friday

    I am coming Friday
  38. Have both..willl bring DL

    Have both..willl bring DL
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    Great report

    Great report
  40. I plan to be there Thursday afternoon or Friday...

    I plan to be there Thursday afternoon or Friday depending on weather
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    The problem with Yates is not the lack of trees...

    The problem with Yates is not the lack of trees but parking and water.
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    Isn't that the point of doing so ?

    Isn't that the point of doing so ?
  43. The Terminator has three of them so I don't think...

    The Terminator has three of them so I don't think she will notice if I borrow one.
  44. I could bring a RR

    I could bring a RR
  45. I am going to try and make this hang

    I am going to try and make this hang
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    Adding pack hooks to a Black Bird and or Eldorado...

    Adding pack hooks to a Black Bird and or Eldorado is easy and only takes a few minutes.
  47. Directions to the hang ? Looks like I will...

    Directions to the hang ?


    Looks like I will be at the hang
  48. I filled out the survey

    I filled out the survey
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    So am I. [/COLOR]

    So am I. [/COLOR]
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    True Story... I was there. Yes one of ours gave...

    True Story... I was there. Yes one of ours gave guy a ride ( not me ). Guy did not kill anyone, supposedly a peeping tom type. Mom of house guy was hanging around at came to our group and told us...
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