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    Sipsy Trip report

    I recently hiked Sipsy starting at the Sipsy Trailhead and covering 209, 204, 201, and 202. I believe 209 and 206 are the main trails for waterfalls and stream crossings. The stream crossing at...
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    I'm heading to Laurel Snow Falls next weekend. ...

    I'm heading to Laurel Snow Falls next weekend. Looking forward to a great weekend in the woods. Also planning to hit Piney River which is 45 minutes north. Glad to hear you enjoyed the trip.
  3. Love mine and can't imagine going back to...

    Love mine and can't imagine going back to gathered end. Nothing sleeps flatter.
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    I can attest to the value of a wind sock. I...

    I can attest to the value of a wind sock. I tested my 40* set up with a wind sock down to 21* just two nights ago. I measured a 10-12* difference between outside temp and inside. I still need to...
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    Welcome - I spent 4 great years in Houghton and...

    Welcome - I spent 4 great years in Houghton and miss it when we have heat indexes of 105-110 in Tennessee.
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    Pan Got my shipping notice today and the fine...

    Pan
    Got my shipping notice today and the fine folks at USPS are suggesting a 2-day delivery. Not sure I'll be worth much at work Wednesday and certainly know what I'll be doing Wednesday night. ...
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    I ordered one this morning as well. Must be...

    I ordered one this morning as well. Must be something in the air.
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    I received mine on Wednesday, set up the ridge...

    I received mine on Wednesday, set up the ridge line with Dutch hardware and hung this weekend at Savage Gulf Wilderness Area between Nashville and Chattanoga. Great weekend and great gear.
  9. Where there is smoke, there is fire

    I knew when I included that scene that someone would notice. I intentionally waited until after the local media had an opportunity to report any forest fires before I posted the video. I did my...
  10. Send me a PM sometime when you'd like to hike and...

    Send me a PM sometime when you'd like to hike and I'll see if we can make it work out.
  11. Nathan Bedford Forrest Trip Report

    Below is the link to my video trip report on You Tube. The weather was great and we really enjoyed the hike.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVCBMhG9xM8
  12. I may be a little late to your original post but...

    I may be a little late to your original post but I am heading to NBF state park this afternoon and plan to hike in about 3 miles today and complete the 20 mile loop tomorrow. With a forecasted...
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    I'm in too.

    I'm in too.
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    Recommend Mod #2

    I recently had mod #2 completed on my HH Explorer ultralight and love it. I went with the left side because the right side is much higher when I lay diagonally. At the end of the day, I don't think...
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    As a 1992 graduate of Michigan Tech, I recall the...

    As a 1992 graduate of Michigan Tech, I recall the MTU dining hall version of the pasty all too well. I have dreams of returning to the UP for some hiking.
  16. Thread: 2QZQ Mod #3

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    2QZQ Mod #3

    I just received by HH Ultra Light Explorer back from 2QZQ Hammock Specialties. I had them complete zipper mod #3 which is a one sided zipper with dual pulls which results in an entrance equivalent...
  17. Great video and pics. I was supposed to hang...

    Great video and pics. I was supposed to hang there a few weeks ago with my son, brother-in-law and two nephews but the threat of thunderstorms kept us away. It was nice to watch your video and...
  18. The prusik slipped if I only wrapped it twice but...

    The prusik slipped if I only wrapped it twice but a third wrap held fine. The issue I had with it was that as I tried to tension the tarp, it would pull the hammock up and take the tension off the...
  19. Tarp and whoopie slings

    Before recently converting to an OES MacCat Deluxe and CRL with Dutch hardware, I did move the HH hooks and stock tarp from the original suspension to the whoopie slings. I placed it on the...
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    Blue Stakes

    Check out the picture in this link from a previous post. It really makes a strong case for blue.

    http://gossamergear.com/wp/tips/how-to-keep-from-losing-ti-stakes
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    I picked up a used Shenandoah on the forums over...

    I picked up a used Shenandoah on the forums over the winter and for me, the 40-45 degree rating was right on the money when wearing a base layer this spring. Given my hiking intentions, this is...
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    HH Ultralight Explorer

    I recently swapped out the stock tarp for an OES MacCat Deluxe. My HH Ultralight Explorer with whoopie slings, tree huggers, toggle, and the stuff sack and without a tarp weighs 28 ounces.
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    Blue Titanium Shepherd Hook

    Although counter-intuitive, I took Shug and others advice and painted my new titanium shepherd hook stakes blue. Because I have aspirations of hanging with some of y'all, I took a lesson from Maine...
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    Check out this video for testing method. ...

    Check out this video for testing method.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrOvedSyvl8

    I've seen another video where they put a small weight on top to compress the down consistently but couldn't...
  25. I loved the snake skins with the stock suspension...

    I loved the snake skins with the stock suspension but once I converted to Whoopie Slings, I found that the adjustment was always buried inside the snake skin. This made set up more difficult,...
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    PM Sent

    I'll send a PM. Just let me know the shipping cost and I'll send funds via Paypal.
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    Question

    I have a ZingIt CRL, and Dutch hardware so I wouln't need the amsteel, Niteze, or S-biners. What do you need for just the tarp and guy lines?
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    WTB: ursack minor

    Anyone have a ursack minor that they would be interested in selling?
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    PM sent for Hennessey Hyperlight Hammock - With...

    PM sent for Hennessey Hyperlight Hammock - With Zipper Mod # 3, Whoopies Attatched, Original Tarp... $150 Shipped CONUS
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    I'll take the top quilt. It will be a perfect...

    I'll take the top quilt. It will be a perfect compliment to my JRB Nest. I'll send a PM later.
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    I've only been able to hang in the garage. My...

    I've only been able to hang in the garage. My wife isn't ready for me to put up eye bolts in the living room, yet.
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    PM sent for both.

    PM sent for both.
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    I'm interested in these to get my son and his...

    I'm interested in these to get my son and his best friend to hang with me. Can you clarify the new lower price of $70? Were the snakeskins originally part of the $20 upcharge? If so, what is the...
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    Assuming that the feed store version is 10%,...

    Assuming that the feed store version is 10%, based on txdiamond17's link, and you want to match the 0.5% concentration of the ready made product from REI, you need to add 13 tablespoons per gallon.
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    permethrin source

    Thanks for the tip on local sourcing. I source all of my yard chemicals at the local farmers coop and don't mind doing the math to figure out the dilution (I'm an engineer). It has certainly proven...
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    Underside Mosquito protection

    I currently have a JRB UQ and a 25 degree bag. I'm curious at what temperature others move from their cool weather set up to a summer set up. I'm also curious what you use to avoid mosquito bites...
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    I made a makeshift knee pillow from my clothes...

    I made a makeshift knee pillow from my clothes which made a noticeable difference. I definitely plan to make a stuff sack knee pillow in my next hang.
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    Thanks for feedback on the ridgeline. I'll...

    Thanks for feedback on the ridgeline. I'll continue to experiment with the 30 degree guideline.
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    First Overnight Hang

    I picked up a Hennessey Ultralight Explorer from their demo/clearance sale this fall and a used JRB Nest from QiWiz a couple of weeks ago. I've had two or three trial hangs in the backyard to...
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