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  1. (rather than be a "hangnail", I transfered my...

    (rather than be a "hangnail", I transfered my reply to the correct titl


    Creekside hang, Lake Wales SF
    I got Back a few minutes ago. I love creekside. We swam, ate and BS'd. There were 8 to...
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    Creekside hang, Lake Wales SF

    I got Back a few minutes ago. I love creekside. We swam, ate and BS'd. There were 8 to maybe 12 people there, with some coming and some going regularly.
    (Those I can recall: J E M, Old Dog, O Boy,...
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    leaving now. Plan to go in the south gate and...

    leaving now. Plan to go in the south gate and hike to creek side. AT is getting close and I need miles. May go through lakeside on the way. eta estimate at 4 +/- 1 hour.

    Hoping it's the right...
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    Years ago, walmart made an "improvement" by...

    Years ago, walmart made an "improvement" by eliminating fabric sales from all stores. This caused a big (huge??) uproar and the department was reinstated a year or so later. But it was never the...
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    Not really. The AT is more about the actual...

    Not really.

    The AT is more about the actual physical challenge than the views, for me at least. I section hike a month each year. I began at Springer Mountain seven or eight years ago and return...
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    Actual voice coverage is hard, but texting seems...

    Actual voice coverage is hard, but texting seems to work almost always. You can send your text and then continue to walk. after a while, the message will have been uploaded. You do have to watch...
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    Big meadows camp ground middle of Skyline drive....

    Big meadows camp ground middle of Skyline drive. Hanging was allowed five years ago when I was there.
    Meadows of Dan, Motorcycle camp ground just north of Blue Ridge Parkway. Hanging okay, nice...
  8. The mosquito aren't Alaska bad, but unless you...

    The mosquito aren't Alaska bad, but unless you are behind netting, the sound of their buzzing through the hammock keeps me from sleeping soundly, even though I am well sprayed.

    The little...
  9. Bad news, guys!! I have a meeting on Saturday...

    Bad news, guys!! I have a meeting on Saturday that I must attend. I will have to miss this one.

    Might I suggest that when a date changes late in the thread, like this one did, that the original...
  10. Hey gone native ! heal fast and get back on the...

    Hey gone native ! heal fast and get back on the trail.
    no rain last night. cloudy but nice. be sure to bring mosquito protection. I sprayed deet. didn't think I needed the netting. then spent most...
  11. I called old dog and it's true. I am a week...

    I called old dog and it's true. I am a week early. the devil is in the details. nice night to hang out ,though.
  12. I'm here. am I a week early???

  13. I'll be back from Mexico and I'll be there. ...

    I'll be back from Mexico and I'll be there.

    This was the site of my first hang, back when Phil was Actively organizing events.
    I stumbled into the general camping area and there was Old Dog,...
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    Florida hanger thanks for the thorough picture...

    Florida hanger thanks for the thorough picture record. It's almost like being there.

    I would like to know the details of your (I think?) camo tarp It looks great.

    Our hangs just keep growing...
  15. Before you try any gear, buy a spool of...

    Before you try any gear, buy a spool of upholstery thread.
    When I began to make gear, I had a terrible time setting tension. The top tension is fairly straightforward, but bottom tension is still a...
  16. the standard hennessy clone material blank is 120...

    the standard hennessy clone material blank is 120 by 60 inches. You hem it and roll the ends in one of the many styles and whip it and you are done.

    In most cases, material is sold in about 60...
  17. I set up a standard size hennessy clone in my GMC...

    I set up a standard size hennessy clone in my GMC Safari EXT minivan. I ran it from the rear door, drivers side, to the front of the passenger door.
    the link is to my post herein with pictures....
  18. I checked the weather and was amazed that it was...

    I checked the weather and was amazed that it was genuinely cold in Polk county. I think freezing qualifies. But no rain. Have a great hang. I'll be thinking of you guys.
  19. Another great Mega Hang is on the books for most...

    Another great Mega Hang is on the books for most of us. The diehards Hang on until tomorrow.

    It is great to see familiar faces once again. Many of you I only see once a year. This hang, with the...
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    I made a sad post earlier today and it was first moved and then deleted. Would someone please explain the thinking behind this action and the lack of at least notification of said action.

    Thank...
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    Not I. Thanks for asking though.

    Not I. Thanks for asking though.
  22. Timberr I think your conundrum is explained by...

    Timberr
    I think your conundrum is explained by lurking newbies!! We are a growth phenomenon.
  23. I just heard, this weekend, that Chatanooga Chuck...

    I just heard, this weekend, that Chatanooga Chuck went on walkabout on his bicycle and was working his way back from the left coast, hoping to reach Florida in time (???).
    I look forward to seeing...
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    Another great weekend in the books. This was also...

    Another great weekend in the books. This was also my first time in Green Swamp West. Kudos to whom ever maintains it. The trail was wide and smooth and the blazes frequent. As others have mentioned,...
  25. The weather continues to look great. I won't be...

    The weather continues to look great. I won't be bitching about "white man's fires" this weekend. See you'all there. We'll Talk about you if you can't make it
  26. So Is 12/12 the start date? Is Gator Hole the...

    So
    Is 12/12 the start date?
    Is Gator Hole the first night camp site?

    If so, I can take it from there. Looking forward to seeing some "It's too hot" faces again. <G>
  27. The Foster Bridge campsite looks to be 10 miles...

    The Foster Bridge campsite looks to be 10 miles ish. That would be reasonable.
    Friday at Gator hole
    Saturday at Foster Bridge.
    vary the route one day to the next.

    And--don't leave the 20...
  28. yes. mid month or earlier. first night near hwy...

    yes. mid month or earlier. first night near hwy 471 (where I met you, Craig) then hike west into virgin territory. Maybe stay at another campground if there is one.

    Grinder
    PS don't ask for a...
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    answer to the OP I sewed my loop closed with my...

    answer to the OP
    I sewed my loop closed with my old singer model 15 clone. I used heavy duty thread for everything. (that alone eliminated 90% of machine setting problems) I sewed a simple box...
  30. I have a 12 in cast iron skillet I can bring....

    I have a 12 in cast iron skillet I can bring. I'll need reminded closer to the date.
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    My hike in this time was from the kiosk, around...

    My hike in this time was from the kiosk, around the northside of the farm to the reedy creek foot bridge. On Samsara's advice I had my GPS. After the footbridge, the grass growth he had talked about...
  32. Like they say "I'm going in!!!" With Dave's...

    Like they say "I'm going in!!!"
    With Dave's warning about the Lake Godwin road being terrible, I will park at the kiosk and walk around the north side of the farm and across the bridge route.
    I...
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    Another fine Lake Wales Hang has...

    Another fine Lake Wales Hang has ended.95703957049570595707
    The pond from campsite. a pygmy rattler that LilRicky walked over. The pond from campsite.
    Sand Cranes come to call.
    This picture...
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    Another fine Lake Wales Hang has...

    Another fine Lake Wales Hang has ended.95703957049570595710

    sat morning mountain man breakfast. a pygmy rattler that LilRicky walked over and Sand Cranes came to call.
    This picture handling is a...
  35. Oh Boy!! If you can believe the weatherman, we...

    Oh Boy!! If you can believe the weatherman, we are in for a perfect weekend.
    In the woods, night time lows should be near 50 and highs around 80.

    My meatloaf is frozen. I made a big bag of chili...
  36. richtofla. I will plan on arriving by noon to...

    richtofla. I will plan on arriving by noon to pick up my load. I have to stop at the HQ near there and purchase an annual pass (Like I have meant to for two years). I don't think that will take much...
  37. let's start with the idea that we do want group...

    let's start with the idea that we do want group food.

    Are there any nay sayers?? I'm a bit mixed myself. My stomach likes the group feed, but the need for coordination goes against the "set a...
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    I had the same problem with my DIY underquilt. ...

    I had the same problem with my DIY underquilt.

    One night on Chestnut Knob I hung beside the pond that is a ways before the rock cabin sheltr there. In the night, the wind started roaring up the...
  39. Richtorfla says "Love the pic of Grinder...

    Richtorfla says "Love the pic of Grinder reflecting as he is drinking the morning coffee."

    I gotta say it wasn't MY favorite! Lordy, I look a hunerd. When did that happen?
  40. I wasn't real clear in my offer. I don't have a...

    I wasn't real clear in my offer. I don't have a dutch oven to carry. I am offering to carry one I get from someone else.
    Let me know if you have one for me to carry.
  41. I will carry a dutch oven in if someone will cook...

    I will carry a dutch oven in if someone will cook mountain man breakfasts. (and out!! I'm not that shifty ;-) )

    Note!! I don't have a Dutch Oven of my own, but will carry someone elses.
  42. The hike in is not that bad. Unless you are...

    The hike in is not that bad. Unless you are pushing a Sherpa.
    I will say that finding the site was easy, following Old Dog's ruts through the sugar sand.
    There is a ninety degree turn that isn't...
  43. I will be there. But, I gotta ask??? What is...

    I will be there.
    But, I gotta ask??? What is "Peak Bagging"??
    It just occurred to me, that if you allowed that the sand hills were peaks, you could bag a few.

    Is that it?? What's my prize??
  44. I, of course, will be there. Remember, I just...

    I, of course, will be there.
    Remember, I just donated my birthdate when the guys where looking for an excuse to have a hang. It is not a birthday party ,ser se.
    NO PRESENTS!!! Please.
  45. Just checking in. I'm back from another enjoyable...

    Just checking in. I'm back from another enjoyable hang.

    Some fire stories. I started the Friday fire using a capfull of alcohol and palmetto fronds that were nearly dry from the understory. then...
  46. Roughneck, Last trip there, two guys were...

    Roughneck,

    Last trip there, two guys were fishing and had caught a few barely big enough to eat. Where we wade to get water and swim, you can see lots of minnows and a few small fish.
    ...
  47. The hang is getting close! It may BE fall...

    The hang is getting close!

    It may BE fall calender wise , but is sure ISN'T fall weatherwise. Showers and lows in the 70's predicted for the weekend.

    The usual suspects are mostly on board...
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    You are smart to ask up front. When I started,...

    You are smart to ask up front.

    When I started, I cobbled together a hammock setup and camped on the back porch for a few months. My gear was adequate.

    Then, I got into backpacking. WOW!! My...
  49. Ricky, Am I right? 1.Your GPS track starts at...

    Ricky,
    Am I right?
    1.Your GPS track starts at the end of the straight run?
    and
    2. The video starts at SR 19. (Your mentioned FSR 76 and 33. I couldn't find that intersection on any of my maps)
  50. we are sort of nondenominational. You could come...

    we are sort of nondenominational. You could come and bring a tent. We would only giggle and point a little, in a good naturedly way.
    ;-)
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