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    I have not hiked the AT but it's one of my life...

    I have not hiked the AT but it's one of my life goals. Although the ENO system is good, there are many more lightweight options out there. Check out the vendors section on this site. Go with some...
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    The pad that I use is a broken Thermarest. Left...

    The pad that I use is a broken Thermarest. Left over from my tent days. It doesn't hold air, but I actually prefer it to even an under quilt. Since it doesn't hold air it conforms around me and...
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    Do you use permethrin?

    I would say only the original time. Also even though its toxic to cats some flea products made for cats have it as a main ingredient. Those products have been known to cause nerve damage to cats,...
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    My limit is probably around $30 total. I do use...

    My limit is probably around $30 total. I do use Amazon but our last couple of orders from there haven't been to reliable on how quickly they get here. We leave Sunday I don't want to spend money...
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    Cheap Tarp

    my friend and I are going backpacking in less than a week so I can't order an extra tarp for her. I have a superfly that I have used our two hammocks under numerous times between three trees. ...
  6. I was up in North Port and surrounding areas for...

    I was up in North Port and surrounding areas for the storm on Sunday. It was an awesome sight to see the storms roll in over the lake. We ended up bugging out Sunday evening. I wrote a trip report...
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    My tarp is a Warbonnet Superfly. I did lots of...

    My tarp is a Warbonnet Superfly. I did lots of research before landing on the Superfly and I love it. I needed a Tarp that could be versatile, I wanted something that could fit two people under if...
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    I'm in ! Thanks for being awesome!

    I'm in ! Thanks for being awesome!
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    One of my most favorite trails! Looks like you...

    One of my most favorite trails! Looks like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing!
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    Hanging in Tornados

    This past weekend I went to Leelanau State Park with my mom. A bit of background... I got my adventurous side from my dad. My mom never has been backpacking, or rustic camping ever... I vaguely...
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    It wasn't perfect if huge storms would have hit...

    It wasn't perfect if huge storms would have hit it wouldn't have worked. It kept us dry from dew and light sprinkles, so it was a success for this trip. All hammocks were attached to one tree and...
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    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/13/e2312e0bb7...

    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/13/e2312e0bb73d186d77c02b8992d79f3e.jpghttp://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/13/eac66d3290fcafffc3204063719b5e1d.jpghttp://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/13/e55a9bf1...
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    I recommend using the backcountry campgrounds in...

    I recommend using the backcountry campgrounds in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. There are several and most of them have parking lots within less than a mile. They are all close to the lake,...
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    Three hammocks one tarp?

    I am going camping this weekend with a friend that I have successfully converted hanging. Last year I put our two hammocks under one Warbonnet Superfly and it worked great. This year her 8 year...
  15. Looks like a great hike. How many miles was the...

    Looks like a great hike. How many miles was the loop total?
  16. Thread: Pillow

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    I don't use a pillow in bed at home, but in the...

    I don't use a pillow in bed at home, but in the hammock always want something under my head. I usually roll up a fleece.
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    It ended up being a rainy day yesterday. I have...

    It ended up being a rainy day yesterday. I have yet to set up my Superfly an didn't want my first attempt to be in the rain. I will plan on trying next week.
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    Do I dare?

    The forecast for Tuesday is 70s and it's the first day in months it's nice. I am thinking about going to some public land and setting up my hammock to sleep after working third shift the night...
  19. I will not be able to make it these dates. I...

    I will not be able to make it these dates. I have to work that weekend. I hope you all have a great time and look forward to a trip report! Hopefully this will become an annual thing and I can...
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    July 20-22 would work best for me but it actually...

    July 20-22 would work best for me but it actually looks like that weekend starts on the 18th....I can do the 18-22 though with only having to ask for minimal days off. I would be interested in white...
  21. It looks like I am going to have to work that...

    It looks like I am going to have to work that weekend after all so I am out. Bummer
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    I also have an uninterested husband. While many...

    I also have an uninterested husband. While many people think there are ways to change your spouses mind, I don't know if it will ever happen for me. I can't even get him to go to a state park, and...
  23. Ok so I just reread your post and you did say the...

    Ok so I just reread your post and you did say the miles you would do each day. I still need to look at the map better, doesn't show up to well on my phone
  24. I might be interested in going, I have that...

    I might be interested in going, I have that Saturday and Sunday off, but not that Monday. But I could hike out on Sunday instead of Monday.... Maybe I will have to look at the map a little better...
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    I am very interested. The sooner dates can be...

    I am very interested. The sooner dates can be locked the better it will be for me to be able to get off of work. Also I would be willing to ride share with anyone who is north ( I live in Michigan).
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    Raz they look great! What is the weight on the...

    Raz they look great! What is the weight on the hammocks and how long are the two sizes?
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    If I was going to travel the whole circumference,...

    If I was going to travel the whole circumference, I would start by heading south on the main trail and work my way around that way. There are lots of beautiful places all over the island, but I...
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    If you are like me and wasn't sure if you could...

    If you are like me and wasn't sure if you could ever give up the tent then ENO is a great option. They are comfy and you really cans get a feel for whether you are ready to convert. I went with an...
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    Welcome from Grand Rapids! There is tons of DIY...

    Welcome from Grand Rapids! There is tons of DIY info here have fun!
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    From the way I understand the ferry schedule, it...

    From the way I understand the ferry schedule, it will still run in October and possibly later, they just won't have a set schedule. Weather up there is no joke, and it sounds like they go by the...
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    There All Better! sorry about that... After I...

    There All Better! sorry about that... After I posted I didn't have time to fix it, then I had to work... and now is the first time I had time to sit down and figure out what was wrong, but the...
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    North Manitou: My first real hang

    A friend and I went to North Manitou this past week. The forecast said rain just about every day, so I decided that although I am trying to be more lightweight this was not the trip to start. I...
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    Tell me more about cuben

    I have decided that my next major purchase will be a tarp. I have been using a simple poly tarp. It is heavy. I want my new tarp to be light, and as I am starting on an ultralight journey, I want...
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    I am headed there on Sunday.... The forecast looks like rain every day. Oh well I guess I will learn about staying dry...
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    I think I am ready

    On Sunday I will be leaving for my first trip without a tent. I have been on several overnight hangs with a tent in the car just in case. Or with a friend who has a tent where there is room for me...
  36. I like Atlas straps. I have not tried whoopies,...

    I like Atlas straps. I have not tried whoopies, but have no desire to either. Atlas straps my weigh more but they are really easy to use and require no knots, no small parts to use, and are very...
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    If you are not concerned about weight no mods are...

    If you are not concerned about weight no mods are necessary. I use atlas straps and love them. Even though I care about weight I don't think I will change that suspension, its way to easy. I did...
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    Don't give up! Read up on on here in the bottom...

    Don't give up! Read up on on here in the bottom insulation thread, there is tons of great advice there. Get your self a cheap blue tarp from Walmart, I have even seen camo ones there if that's...
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    I wish I could buy all the awesome stuff, but I...

    I wish I could buy all the awesome stuff, but I don't because my non hiker husband has fair point.... How often will you use the new gear? My answer is three to five times a year. Its just not worth...
  40. I hope to some day hike the Appalachian trail...

    I hope to some day hike the Appalachian trail too, and will most
    likely start in main and head south. Since I have never dome it I have no great profound advice for you, but I will tell you one...
  41. I sleep on my side in my eno, sometimes on my...

    I sleep on my side in my eno, sometimes on my back. A lot of people say they are smaller, but I have never felt my hammock was to short. I am 5ft 11in tall. I have never tried a linger hammock. ...
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    The questions I would ask myself are Will I be...

    The questions I would ask myself are Will I be able to spend money on other gear better gear in the next year? For me personally I will not be able to afford an underquilt any time soon, so to be...
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    There are two kinds of straps the Slap straps and...

    There are two kinds of straps the Slap straps and the Atlas straps. The Slap straps ate made from nylon, and can stretch, most people say they do but some people have no problems and others claim...
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    Maybe I need to practice setting up a tarp..........

    Maybe I need to practice setting up a tarp....... Just one more thing to play around with......
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    I am still debating what to do.... Questions for...

    I am still debating what to do.... Questions for all of you who have used sawyers will I be able to spray two hammocks plus some clothes with one bottle?
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    I actually find I feel better if I have someone...

    I actually find I feel better if I have someone else with me who is more scared than me and then I go into Mamma Bear Protection mode and be brave for their sake. The friend I am going with is...
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    I know I know... I can't control everything, I...

    I know I know... I can't control everything, I think my caution is the former camp counselor in me protecting everyone around me I look at different scenarios and plan plan and plan some more. I do...
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    My big fear

    I am getting ready for a real hammocking trip. It is real because me and my friend will not bring a tent as back up. I have spent the night in my hammock in the woods, in the cold, in the rain. I...
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    No I have never tried this but please post...

    No I have never tried this but please post pictures after you do it! I want to see!
  50. I love this forum. People are friendly and help...

    I love this forum. People are friendly and help each other out. I often do searches on a topic, and then still post a thread yo see if there is any ideas, or even if people have new words or...
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