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  1. I did 6 days on the AT with hammock,

    I did 6 days on the AT with hammock, <15 pounds, no food / water. NO TOYS, No nothing but shelter, cooking, warmth/dryness, light. No fun. Stink, out of this world. What do you want out of your...
  2. amen, Amen, AMEN!

    amen, Amen, AMEN!
  3. Remember the childhood story of the princess and...

    Remember the childhood story of the princess and the pea?

    Some folk can feel the pea through many layers of mattresses, some folk, like me, can only tell the difference between the hard, hard...
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    Depends... titanium, go with the pros. cuben? ...

    Depends... titanium, go with the pros. cuben? be prepared to spend a whole lot of money for scrap before you get that dream tarp. syl, you can do it, abundantly, for a better price and have fun...
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    Depends... titanium, go with the pros. cuben? ...

    Depends... titanium, go with the pros. cuben? be prepared to spend a whole lot of money for scrap before you get that dream tarp. syl, you can do it, abundantly, for a better price and have fun...
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    Snaps bad, velcro good. By the time you add...

    Snaps bad, velcro good.

    By the time you add some reinforcement fabric for snaps, you just blew past the weight budget for an ultralight quilt ....

    As just jeff used to say, ounces to grams...
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    AYCE at thru-hiker.com has been doing this...

    AYCE at thru-hiker.com has been doing this (selling extreme quality DIY hiker gear) for a long time, and he probably has more knowledge about the fabrics available for making quilts than any single...
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    I have very, very many nights with: larks head of...

    I have very, very many nights with: larks head of AmSteel on the hammock, UCR "knot" between 2 sections of AmSteel, simple eye splice on end of 2nd piece of AmSteel, and webbing around the tree with...
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    No problem with trees in Cheaha! If you are...

    No problem with trees in Cheaha!

    If you are not familiar with the area, just SE of the Turnipseed campground, ~ 200 yards, up the Chinabee Silent Trail, cross the boundary into the Nat'l Forest,...
  10. Sorry folk, I won't be able to make it even...

    Sorry folk, I won't be able to make it even though I really, really want to.

    My buds and I are heading to Vermont for a 100 mile AT section hike.

    Let's try again sometime in the fall, call it...
  11. I'll try to make this one. Marking it now to...

    I'll try to make this one. Marking it now to follow. This far in advance I should be able to lock in.
  12. I use a double ended bishop bag; basically a long...

    I use a double ended bishop bag; basically a long silnylon tube with 2 draw cords on each end. 2nd set of draw cords are ~6+" from the end. Hammock and down under quilt are stuffed into the big...
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    Beware... DIY can be addicting. You may need...

    Beware... DIY can be addicting. You may need some pills and a psychologist. And, don't ever think you are saving money versus store bought ;)

    Looks good. Congratulatons on the accomplishment!
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    I have shock cord in channels on the ends of the...

    I have shock cord in channels on the ends of the quilt, and then I use big buttons and paracord on the ends of the hammock. Lark's head shock cord over buttons to hold it in place. Once you get it...
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    Whatever you want to do. There are several good...

    Whatever you want to do. There are several good trails for day hiking if you want to do that. The site is close enough to the parking lot so you can bring as many toys as you want to fill in the...
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    Pencil me in. However... once again... I'm doing...

    Pencil me in. However... once again... I'm doing a week long AT hike in mid Sept, and the wifey may surprise me with other plans. Early Oct might be a better fit for me.
  17. Thread: AL hang

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    While the cat's away the mice will play.... My...

    While the cat's away the mice will play....

    My wife scheduled a family event for this weekend while I was hiking the AT in Mass. So, I won't be able to make this hang. Maybe in the fall?
  18. Thread: AL hang

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    I'll be coming home from a weeklong hike on the...

    I'll be coming home from a weeklong hike on the Monday before this hang. My wife doesn't know it yet, but I'm planning on being there for Saturday. Unless.... she lays a guilt trip on me when she...
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    Prayers sent your way from Birmingham. The...

    Prayers sent your way from Birmingham.

    The next few days will be hard, but the pain will ebb away (I lost my dad a few years ago). Remember the good times and be thankful that you had them for...
  20. Thread: AL hang

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    The Chinabee trail comes up to Turnipseed from...

    The Chinabee trail comes up to Turnipseed from the west, crosses Skyline drive at the parking lot, goes through the woods for ~100 yards, goes thru Turnipseed, then on to the Pinhoti on the top of...
  21. Thread: AL hang

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    Count me in, pending the dates. For a crowd,...

    Count me in, pending the dates.

    For a crowd, Turnipseed is hard to beat. But, we've done that several times. Pine Glen on the Pinhoti north of I-20 might be an option?
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    No trees pictures

    A friend is thinking about hammocking but ...

    Where he camps usually does not have trees (think southwest).

    I know that I've seen pix on this forum of folk hanging from rocks, but the only...
  23. My buddy and I will be doing this hike in the...

    My buddy and I will be doing this hike in the opposite direction in May. Got our plan tickets and getting excited about it. Post a report when you get back and let us know the good, bad, and...
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    Friends are relatives that you pick. (from a...

    Friends are relatives that you pick.

    (from a hallmark greeting card)
  25. Grapenut - sorry that I did not respond in...

    Grapenut - sorry that I did not respond in February. I must have missed your post that day. Yes, several good waterfalls. Miles? 4 or so from Cheaha to Chinabee junction, another 4 or 5 to Adams?...
  26. Out and back, loop, or point to point? You can...

    Out and back, loop, or point to point?

    You can make a big 2 night loop by walking slow, going from Cheaha south to Chinnabee then to Adams and back.
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    Amazing that you were able to find that pix! For...

    Amazing that you were able to find that pix! For those of you wondering... Gooch Mtn shelter in Georgia.

    Let me know what you decide to do about hiking CT/MA/VT and let's see if we can hook up.
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    A continuation of my journey begun at Springer...

    A continuation of my journey begun at Springer the day Katrina hit New Orleans. On the 2nd day of that trip I met a guy with a hammock, and knew at first sight that hammocking was it for me. That...
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    My buddy and I have plane tickets for May 13 &...

    My buddy and I have plane tickets for May 13 & May 20 to fly to Albany. Plans are to start at Salisbury, CT, and go till Sunday. Maybe we'll see you there?
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    8x8 pitched as a diamond kept me dry and snug in...

    8x8 pitched as a diamond kept me dry and snug in an all night thunderstorm.

    The trick is to get the hammock as close to the ground as possible without touching (when you are in it ;) ), and the...
  31. All of mine are hemmed, then patch sewn on. ...

    All of mine are hemmed, then patch sewn on. Knock on wood - nothing has ripped or torn in 5+ years.
  32. No facebook for me either

    No facebook for me either
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    Great report. Every time, I hang the tarp...

    Great report.

    Every time, I hang the tarp first, (if not raining) leave it in its skins, and use the tarp to center and level between the trees. If not raining, I hang the tarp a few inches...
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    For a big group hang I recommend a site close to...

    For a big group hang I recommend a site close to the parking lot. Preferrably a parking lot on a network of trails. Those that want to hike can take off and do their thing. Those that want to...
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    When? Is there a link to the spreadsheet?

    When?

    Is there a link to the spreadsheet?
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    What do you sleep on at home? My mattress is 10"...

    What do you sleep on at home? My mattress is 10" thick. That's a LOT of insulation. Do you get hot on the bottom at home? At home you adjust the top. Same thing with a hammock.

    In my...
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    So that's what took you so long to make it to the...

    So that's what took you so long to make it to the top of the mountain!

    Not much quantity at the hang, but the quality was EXCELLENT!
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    putting food in the bag... I'll be there,...

    putting food in the bag...

    I'll be there, with my mutt, mid afternoon.
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    Oops... my bad, taladega was today... hang next...

    Oops... my bad, taladega was today... hang next weekend
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    A week from today we'll be in the woods! ...

    A week from today we'll be in the woods!

    And... the cars will be racing at Talledega. Therefore, there may be a crowd at Turnipseed. I'll try to get there early and get a good spot, last fire...
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    I'll be there, rain or shine

    I'll be there, rain or shine
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    We have the BEST mods of any forum on the...

    We have the BEST mods of any forum on the internet!!!!

    Thank you mods!!! You are doing an excellent job!!!!

    If anyone disagrees with the TOS of hammock-forums then they are free to "hang up"...
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    Okay folks. Let's do 2nd weekend in October 12,...

    Okay folks. Let's do 2nd weekend in October 12, 13, 14 at Turnipseed.

    I'll try to make both nights this time.

    Hang in the campground, or on the creek on the trail leading up to the Pinhoti?
    ...
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    Turnipseed near Cheaha is hard to beat for all...

    Turnipseed near Cheaha is hard to beat for all the options: close to parking yet remote, enough trails to satisfy those wanting to do casual to serious hiking, reliable water, and... a PRIVY! ...
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    I'd love to do a weekend Oct hang. Pick a...

    I'd love to do a weekend Oct hang.

    Pick a time and place and I'll be there!
  46. Timely topic for me. Been there, done that. The...

    Timely topic for me. Been there, done that. The doubled whoopie has one problem... you can't adjust it! I did connect one end of the hammock directly to the tree strap, but the other end was a...
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    Subscribe to this thread (see the sticky) ...

    Subscribe to this thread (see the sticky)

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=44

    and then pick one and go!
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    I've been using it for years for tie-outs...

    I've been using it for years for tie-outs connected to shock cord tensioners. And, I just lay it/ fold it into the tarp as the tarp goes into its stuff sack. No problems. I don't use it for the...
  49. Just got back from 5 nights on the AT. 1 night...

    Just got back from 5 nights on the AT. 1 night there must have been 25+ cub scouts and adults at the Priest shelter. They were overrunning the shelter and using the water source for a dish cleaning...
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    I love your "knots-man-ship"! Looks good. You...

    I love your "knots-man-ship"! Looks good. You have dexterous fingers!

    However, I'm like Griz, after a good nights sleep, that marlin hitch can get tight and it takes a little force to get the...
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