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    :-(

    :-(
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    Good stuff happening here! We got a lot if work...

    Good stuff happening here! We got a lot if work done and had some yummy food. I'm sure someone will be along with photos in the near future.
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    Me too! Just finished loading the car, but I...

    Me too! Just finished loading the car, but I still need to stop at the store. Sigh. I'm shooting for 6pm as well. See you then!
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    I'm still packing and have errands to run--maybe...

    I'm still packing and have errands to run--maybe get an alignment for my car. sigh.
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    Last-minute needs?

    Let me know if you have forgotten anything. I'll be stopping at the store on the way. Not sure what time I am leaving here, but I will check in here before I do. Alternatively, you can text me :-)...
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    I bet we can do scrambled eggs or some sort of...

    I bet we can do scrambled eggs or some sort of casserole with them. What about breakfast burritos with eggs, onions and peppers, and sliced hot dogs?
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    I hope you can make it! We did a service hang...

    I hope you can make it! We did a service hang last year and a good time was had by all. We helped a State Park, had a great time hanging with other like-minded individuals, and enjoyed great food!
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    I was hoping to see more people signed up for...

    I was hoping to see more people signed up for this! They have plenty of room for us, so if you are on the fence, get off of it and sign up. It's going to be a lot of fun and we will be able to help...
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    Thanks, Corey! I do hope someone will be able to...

    Thanks, Corey! I do hope someone will be able to join you, but I don't think it's mandatory for you to set up a hammock. When I talked with the Park Ranger and his wife (who also works at James...
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    I'm looking forward to this :-) And, I may be...

    I'm looking forward to this :-) And, I may be able to convince a guy from work to come, too.
  11. I'm going to PM you, but the one thing I tell...

    I'm going to PM you, but the one thing I tell everyone who says they want to go full-time is to expect a learning curve. Give it a month before you decide it isn't for you. For us, the adjustment...
  12. Well said. Same here! We've been bed-free for 3...

    Well said. Same here! We've been bed-free for 3 years now and have no desire to go back to those rectangle thingies.

    As for the loft bed, Doc. That can work. I've seen college kids take the...
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    Looking forward to it, Corey! My phone won't let...

    Looking forward to it, Corey! My phone won't let me sign up, but I will once I get to a computer.
  14. Wow. I hope everyone is OK.

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

    Well, if I had known that...:closedeyes:
  16. 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! ...
  17. 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...
  18. I am doing the same thing!

    I am doing the same thing!
  19. 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...
  20. Edited to follow protocol

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

    Working today. Will continue to monitor conditions.
  22. 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...
  23. I second that motion.

    I second that motion.
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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.
  27. 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...
  28. Actually purchased mine today :-) I shall...

    Actually purchased mine today :-) I shall remember to keep them warm and pliable.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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...
  32. 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.
  35. Thank you! I scooped up the 0 degree HG...

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

    I'll take it.
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
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    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...
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    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.
  41. 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...
  42. 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!
  47. 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.
  48. 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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