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    I'd say you are out of the gate with a bang. ...

    I'd say you are out of the gate with a bang. Great gear and congrats on surviving the cold night.
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    The one creek crossing on Swallow Fork was ankle...

    The one creek crossing on Swallow Fork was ankle deep. I didn't spend too much time looking for a way around - some rocks had ice on them and upstream/downstream didn't look promising for an...
  3. Looks like I'll be missing this one. We will...

    Looks like I'll be missing this one.

    We will be hosting a german exchange student and while I tried to convince the family there wouldn't be anying more cultural than Yates place with some fine...
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    I have a 14 foot brazillian hammock, also cotton,...

    I have a 14 foot brazillian hammock, also cotton, and like it very much for hanging in my house. Enjoy.
  5. Welcome to the forums.

    Welcome to the forums.
  6. My logic when buying the 20 UQ was it would...

    My logic when buying the 20 UQ was it would cover probably 80% of the time I was in the woods. Real hot or real cold and I would likely need a different bag anyway.
    With that said, you can vent...
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    Spring will be nice. The creeks are beautiful...

    Spring will be nice. The creeks are beautiful and the fire tower is worth it IMO. I went up the firetower three times - sunset, after dark & sunrise. Sunrise was cooold.. I took about 3 pics & had...
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    Enjoy it! I just did that route this past...

    Enjoy it!
    I just did that route this past weekend.
    Assuming the water levels are about the same, you'll have a couple creeks to cross, neither of which were bad. One I was able to find a tree...
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    I'm not sure we are answering your question. I...

    I'm not sure we are answering your question.

    I understand what you are asking to be whether starting with a) straps at same height on trees and then adjusting straps shorter or longer or b) foot...
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    Sgt Rock went even further and chopped up his...

    Sgt Rock went even further and chopped up his main suspension line. Always intrigued me but not enough to do it..
    Just throwing it out there in case you want to keep trimming.
  11. @ratdog great advice all around. OP - I...

    @ratdog great advice all around.

    OP - I suggest getting a 40 3/4 length UQs. You will need a small pad for your feet but overall lighter than a full length (and cheaper). Then if you don't want...
  12. Seems unreasonable to me to expect companies,...

    Seems unreasonable to me to expect companies, before shipping a product, to go back to their customer and ask if they really want what they ordered.
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    Reminds me of Grandma Gatewood ...

    Reminds me of Grandma Gatewood

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandma_Gatewood
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    Ha not heresy to me. I'd go along with you and...

    Ha not heresy to me. I'd go along with you and camp in style.
    As long as I'm not the canoe with the picnic table.
  15. That is awesome. Looks like a great spot. Nice...

    That is awesome. Looks like a great spot. Nice weather we've been having (minus that week of snow and cold).
  16. I generally leave my on the ground under my...

    I generally leave my on the ground under my hammock. I'll put it on the suspension line if I think it will rain & get damp.
    Course I'm just a weekend backpacker.
  17. Sounds like a good test. Hand warmers and hot...

    Sounds like a good test.
    Hand warmers and hot water bottle trick can help for not much more weight.
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    Are you hanging from static locations - i.e....

    Are you hanging from static locations - i.e. posts that are always the same distance, height?. If so mix it up with some trees of varying distance.
  19. Thread: Quilt hassles

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    And I just figured out this was in the AHE forum,...

    And I just figured out this was in the AHE forum, so disregard my question.
    Glad the OP found something they like.
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    Somebody needs to make a video ;)

    Somebody needs to make a video ;)
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    I first took my dog on a car camping overnighter....

    I first took my dog on a car camping overnighter. Then we progressed to a one mile backpack in trip. Then a 3 mile trip.. and so on. Helped me to figure some things out without the presuure to...
  22. Thread: Quilt hassles

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    Is it from one of our usual vendors? After a...

    Is it from one of our usual vendors?
    After a time or two with my HG or Wilderness Logical UQs i haven't found mine fiddly
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    Nice setup Thanks for the pics - well done

    Nice setup
    Thanks for the pics - well done
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    I don't have a small tarp - always figured I...

    I don't have a small tarp - always figured I would given most of my gear is lightweight.
    I just enjoy the coverage of a large tarp - sitting under it during a rain storm, making some coffee; closing...
  25. Love all the pics. Looks like a great time was...

    Love all the pics. Looks like a great time was had.
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    Welcome from Charlotte.

    Welcome from Charlotte.
  27. Thread: Hello from NC

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    Welcome aboard Slugger. I get over to Wilmington...

    Welcome aboard Slugger.
    I get over to Wilmington on occassion as I have a kid in school there now.
    Lots to learn here on the forums. Come join one of the group hangs - it advances your knowledge...
  28. Well that would fit with the sign up sheet if...

    Well that would fit with the sign up sheet if that is the case.
  29. Wow. Hope they are ok. I decided to make my...

    Wow. Hope they are ok. I decided to make my decision tomorrow on whether to come up.
  30. I may come between 6-7 tmrw night... appreciate...

    I may come between 6-7 tmrw night... appreciate any road updates if you have any.. the gravel road that is.
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    I hope you share a pic of this. Sounds cool.

    I hope you share a pic of this. Sounds cool.
  32. I may head that direction as well. Haven't...

    I may head that direction as well. Haven't decided yet but I still want to get out.
  33. Poppins. I'm digging the pics and live reports. ...

    Poppins. I'm digging the pics and live reports. Looks like you will have your pick of trees.
  34. I'm like a kid in school looking out the window...

    I'm like a kid in school looking out the window and watching the snow pile up. I can't wait to get there! I feel a cold *cough cough * coming on.
  35. I just love when a good plan comes together. ...

    I just love when a good plan comes together.
    My 20 Northface bag was too tight to be a pod. Then I watched Shug's latest video & noticed his sleeping bag expander.
    I have a couple 20 yr old NF...
  36. I'm still planning on driving up on Saturday...

    I'm still planning on driving up on Saturday morning, hope to get there around lunch time.
    I'll be the winter camping noob with all the questions, like the ground is frozen so how do I stake down...
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    Hey from Charlotte. Nice area you are in. Got...

    Hey from Charlotte. Nice area you are in. Got back into backpacking myself a few years back and glad I did so.
  38. I appreciate it Hickory. I'm pretty good a...

    I appreciate it Hickory.
    I'm pretty good a hopping so the one will do me fine ;)
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    I had a great time at the hang, along with my...

    I had a great time at the hang, along with my wife, my daughter & our dog Lacey. It was good to see some new faces and ones I'd seen at other hangs before. Next time we'll have to get there earlier...
  40. I've been keeping an eye on this and still...

    I've been keeping an eye on this and still haven't made up my mind if I will come join you on Sat-Sun.
    The one piece of gear I feel like I'm really missing is footwear.
    I got rid of my ice fishing...
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    Ditto. I get everything dry at home then store...

    Ditto. I get everything dry at home then store the tarp in the skins. In fact I need to go dry my tarp right now from this weekends rain.
  42. Yep, you walk around, find two good looking...

    Yep, you walk around, find two good looking trees, then say I designate thee a campsite. Then you are covered.

    I don't have any specific trails to recommend as the only place I've camped is at...
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    To start with do you already keep the pad inside...

    To start with do you already keep the pad inside the top quilt footbox? That helps a lot.

    I thought of making a small sleeve on the outside of my TQ just for the pad.
    Shoot even thought I could...
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    You mention hanging in the garage (which given...

    You mention hanging in the garage (which given your location and the temp I would also).

    Fwiw I have found it more difficult to find the sweet spot hanging between fixed points (i.e not trees). ...
  45. Well my daughter and I will be heading down...

    Well my daughter and I will be heading down Friday and expect to get in after the sun goes down.
    We'll start looking for the orange glow from the campfire after we get past Jacksonnville.
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    I also find myself with my body closer to the...

    I also find myself with my body closer to the foot end of the Hammock. Moving my body toward the head end helps.
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    And more from the HikeLighter blog...predicting...

    And more from the HikeLighter blog...predicting higher prices.

    http://hikelighter.com/2016/01/04/ramblings-january-04-2016/
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    Good point. To add to your thought... You can...

    Good point. To add to your thought...
    You can also exclude things, like don't show posts that contains winter socks AND boots.
    It would look like this:

    site:hammockforums.net "winter sock" -boots
  49. Yes I've been seeing the validation. I don't...

    Yes I've been seeing the validation.
    I don't typically access the forums on my PC and was only using the search today to troubleshoot the search question.
    I'd say I had to enter the validation...
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    Ill second the Trash compactor bag... at least...

    Ill second the Trash compactor bag... at least worth a try. You should hear me moan if I have to stuff a tq/uq in a sack anymore.
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