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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland. Quite a few hangers...

    Welcome aboard from Lakeland. Quite a few hangers down in your end of the state. Some make the runs up to central Florida during our season which is fall thru spring since there aren't many hanging...
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    Older Northface Down bag. What to do?

    Stopped at an Estate sale today and came across an older Northface sleeping bag. Wasn't priced and when I asked the lady she ask if $7.00 sounded good. Oh yeah! Never sat it back down. Per the tag it...
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    I've wondered about this also. Recently sprayed a...

    I've wondered about this also. Recently sprayed a pair of shoes for my wife and myself. My canvas camp shoes went from brown to kinda purpleish. Still have most of the kit left over and some scrap...
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    I've had mine hung for 2 1/2 months one summer in...

    I've had mine hung for 2 1/2 months one summer in Maine and went thru one of the hardest summer storms I had experienced in Maine. Rain during our hanging season in Florida is minimal but at the...
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    I tried the Fronkey BN but found that trying to...

    I tried the Fronkey BN but found that trying to find the opening in the wee wee hours was a PITA. I blame it more on age than the design.Then in 2013 I spent 2 1/2 months in Maine during the summer...
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    +1. I've been using this mason line for a couple...

    +1. I've been using this mason line for a couple of years and have had no problems with it. 131# test strength.
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    This is what I'm using and have no complaints...

    This is what I'm using and have no complaints with it. ...
  8. Thread: New tick issues

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    I see you are in NoVa. Oldpappy and I did a day...

    I see you are in NoVa. Oldpappy and I did a day hike up to the Woodstock Tower last spring and the ticks were all over me in my street clothes. He only had one on his treated pants. If they're as bad...
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    Welcome aboard Mama from Lakeland. Getting the...

    Welcome aboard Mama from Lakeland. Getting the kids out in the woods is one of the best experiences you can give them. If you are anywhere in the central Florida area we have group hangs from fall to...
  10. Thank you jem for an excellent trip report. You...

    Thank you jem for an excellent trip report. You and whatshisname make an perfect addition to our little group. Even though we lose some we gain others which keeps the dynamics vibrant. Plus it...
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    I'm sure that Dutch's products are excellent as...

    I'm sure that Dutch's products are excellent as all of his products are but I don't have any personal experience. I do have a Snipe as my hiker hammock and spent a great past weekend in it. Actually...
  12. Great weekend with friends. Lotsa food, thank you...

    Great weekend with friends. Lotsa food, thank you jem and jimj, fun and laughter. Somewhat bittersweet with many that were missed at this hang and those that are moving away. samara and Tuck we will...
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    I'm looking at this just being a lazy do nothing...

    I'm looking at this just being a lazy do nothing park your behind in the creek when it gets hot eat good food sit around the fire talk about good old times laugh about some of the past hangs pick on...
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    I am bringing the bacon and dates.

    I am bringing the bacon and dates.
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    They say curiosity kills the cat. Around here it...

    They say curiosity kills the cat. Around here it just gets in your wallet.
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    The tarp fits, stuffed, into a mesh bag of about...

    The tarp fits, stuffed, into a mesh bag of about 3" dia.x 12" long. The guylines in the bottom section of a used tyvek envelope are rolled in a 3'x4' tyvek ground cloth and stuffed in the bag along...
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    I was just planning on bringing my own. Even...

    I was just planning on bringing my own. Even reconsidered the bacon and dates after samsara suggested keeping it minimal. Want to check out how light the new pack loads out. If necessary I can bring...
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    OK talked me into bringing some dates & bacon but...

    OK talked me into bringing some dates & bacon but it will be a roll your own. Noticed that we haven't heard from some of the regulars. Don't really want to drag the Sherpa mod 3 in with all the...
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    And I thought I had reached a milestone at 4K...

    And I thought I had reached a milestone at 4K recently. Thankfully your post are more informative. You have been a mentor to this olddog and I appreciate your friendship.
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    Even if it's not cool at least the creek will be.

    Even if it's not cool at least the creek will be.
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    FL>LWRSF>Apr10-12, samsara Farewell Hang

    samsara is leaving us for the PNW and it's time for a farewell hang. We will be hanging at the Creekside site. Hope that all can join us for some fireside reminiscing. No plans for any meals at this...
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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland.

    Welcome aboard from Lakeland.
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    I have the same setup but with straps instead of...

    I have the same setup but with straps instead of the huggers and found the value of the adutchable clips last weekend. The second nights hang was limited on the trees suitable for hanging and I ended...
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    I will continue to use the version 1.0 and except...

    I will continue to use the version 1.0 and except the possible consequences. Wouldn't be the first time my butt has been on the ground and why I don't hang very high. As it is with over 2 dozen...
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    This year the Florida Hang was a milestone for us...

    This year the Florida Hang was a milestone for us with over 230 attendees. Logistics were daunting but everything went amazing well. The work of Gumbo, Timberr, lilricky, Riktorfla and many others...
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    I recently picked up 2 x 8' kevlar straps from...

    I recently picked up 2 x 8' kevlar straps from Dutch and installed adutchable clips and 2 x 8' amsteel leads w/ speed hooks 1.0 version. Had the chance last weekend to put them to use and was...
  27. FS: I'll take the pack.

    I'll take the pack.
  28. FS: If the pack doesn't work for Ricktorfla I'm...

    If the pack doesn't work for Ricktorfla I'm interested.
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    A fulltime hanger also but my TQ is just for...

    A fulltime hanger also but my TQ is just for hiking. For home I launder the hammock and top covers weekly and wouldn't want to put the down TQ through that every week. But then I'm not sleeping at...
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    Another great hike with the forum family. Did...

    Another great hike with the forum family. Did miss those who were unable to make it this one. The dip in the Little Withlacoochee was the high light of the hike for me. It was very refreshing and I...
  31. Sorry to hear about your misfortune Craig. Get...

    Sorry to hear about your misfortune Craig. Get well by April.
  32. ETA at firetower will be around 3 PM for me.

    ETA at firetower will be around 3 PM for me.
  33. There is water back at the trailhead. We can top...

    There is water back at the trailhead. We can top off Sat. morning before the days hike as it's only a half mile back to the trailhead from Fri. nights hang. We will be at the river at the half way...
  34. All packed also except food. One more run for...

    All packed also except food. One more run for adult beverage and a steak. See y'all tomorrow.
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    WOW again MADD, you don't know how good it feels...

    WOW again MADD, you don't know how good it feels to impress you with gram savings. I'm just trying to offset the weight gained with the Joey Chair.
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    Fought the urge to fall into the clutches of the...

    Fought the urge to fall into the clutches of the Dutch for years and finally hung with Dutch in Maine last summer and saw just what a genuine individual he is. Eased into the Dutchworld with a couple...
  37. I was using a SLS/UCR which required a...

    I was using a SLS/UCR which required a substantial shock cord system to maintain tension on the tarp when the hammock was loaded. Since going to a simpler suspension system, Adutchable clips and...
  38. The first thing you need to learn is to sign in...

    The first thing you need to learn is to sign in and get your handle to sign in on! I thought J-E-M was going to be joining us but low and behold it's just jimj. Oh, by the way, thank you for the...
  39. Back in '012 spent the entire summer, 2 1/2...

    Back in '012 spent the entire summer, 2 1/2 months in a hammock in Maine, where I had never seen a lightening storm in 8 previous summers. Heard a distant rumble and figured I would hit the hammock...
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    Just received my kevlar straps and attached the...

    Just received my kevlar straps and attached the adutchable clips and amsteel speedhook leads. Went with the 8' straps since some of our Live Oaks have a substantial girth. The two 8' straps w/ 8'...
  41. Get well soon. Hoping to see you back on the...

    Get well soon. Hoping to see you back on the trail before next fall.
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    Wife and I can't even sleep in the same room due...

    Wife and I can't even sleep in the same room due to an unknown source of snoring. At least with a dog you would have some one to blame it on.
  43. Thread: Epiphany!

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    Took my 4 yo diy fulltimer down a week ago....

    Took my 4 yo diy fulltimer down a week ago. Tweeked and fiddled for a few days with another diy and then night before last it was nirvana. It's amazing how just inches on the suspension can be the...
  44. Dutch, in the OP you state that the end is sewn...

    Dutch, in the OP you state that the end is sewn to prevent fraying and on the site the end is straight cut and melted. My question is, if the end is sewn, will it feed through the slit in the...
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    The best experience has been the people. I have...

    The best experience has been the people. I have yet to meet another hanger that I wouldn't hang with again. About this time 4 years ago I set out on my first ever hang with people that I had never...
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    Hello SkyPainter. Would love to host you on one...

    Hello SkyPainter. Would love to host you on one of our hangs down here in Florida. No doubt that you would fit right in. I hate saying it with the conditions y'all have been dealing with but our...
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    Welcome aboard from Florida. Over the last 8...

    Welcome aboard from Florida. Over the last 8 years we've spent summers in Frankfort Maine. Love the summer there but wouldn't want to spend winters there. Especially the one you've experienced this...
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    Welcome aboard from Lakeland.

    Welcome aboard from Lakeland.
  49. I was planning on a run to check the water...

    I was planning on a run to check the water situation before the hike but with 1 1/2" of rain yesterday on top of what has already been a wet winter I don't believe it will be necessary. If anything...
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    That's great but I do have one concern. I'm...

    That's great but I do have one concern. I'm assuming he is a lightweight at this time. As he grows you may want to consider a more substantial wall attachment. The first time I hung the youngest...
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