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    1. My hammock. Hope to get out in the backyard...

    1. My hammock. Hope to get out in the backyard more in the next few days.

    2. Been looking at hammock chairs recently for day hikes and/or possibly picking up some cinch buckles.
  2. Really great info! Thanks for taking the time to...

    Really great info! Thanks for taking the time to summarize and provide guidance on going lighter. Found your post looking for information on 1.3 Mtn XL and Darien style hammocks. You probably know...
  3. That's great! I have been thinking of doing some...

    That's great! I have been thinking of doing some overnighters in my back yard as well.
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    Yea, I am not sure if it is still open either. ...

    Yea, I am not sure if it is still open either. My family and I have day hiked small portions of that trail, but it has been a few years. Would be fun to do an overnighter sometime.
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    Sorry, forgot to add this pic...

    Sorry, forgot to add this pic [emoji846]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200323/62bdc3a603c39f965628bf78011e130d.jpg


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    Callaway Gardens, Pine Mtn., Georgia

    While on spring break vacation last week had a chance to have a morning hang by myself. Took a little nap and read a bit.


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    Welcome MJScott2! You are definitely in the...

    Welcome MJScott2! You are definitely in the right place. Where I live, there are a few pre-1800 historical rendezvous. Pretty cool stuff. Have you ever heard of Sycamore Shoals? Here is a link...
  8. Enjoyed listening today and getting to know more...

    Enjoyed listening today and getting to know more about TrailHeadz. Thanks!
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    Welcome Jim! I am pretty new as well and have...

    Welcome Jim! I am pretty new as well and have enjoyed all the knowledge and expertise the forum offers. I am over in North East TN about 3 hours from you. When I get a chance to go backpacking, I...
  10. Greetings and welcome to the forums! I am a bit...

    Greetings and welcome to the forums! I am a bit far from you, but hope to eventually section hike the AT near your area. I have made some great memories hiking and camping with my kids, so go for...
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    Never thought about cooking up shrimp on a...

    Never thought about cooking up shrimp on a camping trip. Love the pics and inspiration. Thanks for sharing!


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    Incredible, thanks for posting these! Sent...

    Incredible, thanks for posting these!


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  13. Thanks for the tip! I'll keep that in mind.

    Thanks for the tip! I'll keep that in mind.
  14. Hello friends, what a treat to participate for...

    Hello friends, what a treat to participate for the first time in the Secret Spaceweasel exchange this year. I felt like a kid again on Christmas morning! Thanks to my gift givers, may your tribes...
  15. I'm in, excited to participate!

    I'm in, excited to participate!
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    Hike on AT into Damascus, VA

    A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to go backpacking again. This was my first solo trip and really enjoyed it. I drove to Damascus and hired a shuttle out of Mt. Rodgers Outfitters to take...
  17. Wow! Beautiful pics and good times with family....

    Wow! Beautiful pics and good times with family. Any idea what type of trees in second picture?


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    Beautiful! My son thru hiked the AT and it is...

    Beautiful! My son thru hiked the AT and it is one of his favorite spots. Hope to get there sometime soon myself. Thanks for the pics and report.
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    Indeed, welcome! I think most people like you...

    Indeed, welcome! I think most people like you (and me) lurk for awhile then dive in.
  20. Thanks for the invite, looks like a great place...

    Thanks for the invite, looks like a great place to getaway! Just too long of a drive for me right now :(
  21. I also started with a 20/20 set and am beginning...

    I also started with a 20/20 set and am beginning to expand for greater temperature ranges. The 20/20 set is versatile and has worked well for me through the years. During that time I mostly just...
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    Had been thinking of trying a monolite, but may...

    Had been thinking of trying a monolite, but may just pass for now. I have been sleeping recently in Hexon 1.0 though and really like the feel. A bit more stretch as is to be expected, but really...
  23. Carver's Gap to 19E and Laurel Falls (AT)

    Just now getting around to posting a couple a trips I took back in July. One with a few buddies of mine on the AT (Carver's Gap to 19E) and the second with my daughters up to Laurel Falls in...
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    Funds sent to BananaHammock, quilt set to be...

    Funds sent to BananaHammock, quilt set to be delivered today, Monday 7/29
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    Sorry for the delay in response. I am pursuing a...

    Sorry for the delay in response. I am pursuing a DIY Costco Quilt with BananaHammock, but deal not completely finalized yet.
  26. I have an Osprey Ace 48L if interested. It was...

    I have an Osprey Ace 48L if interested. It was my son's first backpack and his younger sister used it as well. It has an adjustable velcro hook and loop system to move the shoulder straps up or...
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    I would be interested in exploring that. I'll...

    I would be interested in exploring that. I'll send you a PM with questions. Thanks
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    Summer Top Quilt

    Hello, I am looking for a summer top quilt, rated 40 or 50 degree, standard size and trying to be as light as possible.

    Thanks!
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    I forgot to mention that Alan Dixon's website was...

    I forgot to mention that Alan Dixon's website was also helpful in building a solid gear kit. Check it out at: https://www.adventurealan.com
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    Welcome to the forums! Before becoming a member,...

    Welcome to the forums! Before becoming a member, my son and I did lots of research through this site and got plenty of help. He completed a thru of the AT in 2015 in a hammock plus using the...
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    Sticky: I asked my kids several years ago, "What is one...

    I asked my kids several years ago, "What is one thing you would want to do, just with me?" One of my sons replied, "I want to go backpacking!" I had never done that before, so we made our plans,...
  32. Trip Report: AT, Near Bland VA to Trent's Grocery (590.1-608.6)

    Had a great time walking on the AT last week near Bland, VA. A friend and I met there due to proximity. I was coming from Johnson City, TN (about 2 hours) and he from Raleigh (roughly 3 hours). We...
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    I certainly understand your concerns, and no...

    I certainly understand your concerns, and no offense taken whatsoever. I just wanted to see if it was a possibility. I had also contacted Warbonnet and was aware of their return policy. Thanks for...
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    Rent a WBRR?

    I am curious if a WBRR hammock would be a good fit for me, but don't want to jump in and purchase. Also, not sure if this request fits the forum guidelines, so please correct me if I am wrong here. ...
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    Overnighter on AT near Bland, VA

    I am planning an overnighter on the AT mile 591-608ish (North Bound) later this week. I just checked the Appalachian Conservancy website for any advisories and there are none for that exact area. ...
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    I just added a set of these for my main tree guys...

    I just added a set of these for my main tree guys lines and look forward to field testing as well. In an initial setup in the yard, I also thought the "sharp points" could be a problem. I don't...
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    I second all the advice given and would add...

    I second all the advice given and would add asking yourself what are your goals or objectives. Do you plan to backpack and walk lots of miles, then definitely consider how much everything weighs and...
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    Sticky: "mc" refers to my initials, "puddleglum" is a...

    "mc" refers to my initials, "puddleglum" is a name my kids and wife started calling me several years ago after reading "The Silver Chair" by C. S. Lewis. He is a character in the book that is always...
  39. Anyone camped in Glacier Bay National Park?

    Just got back home from a cruise to Alaska with my family. We took the inside passage from Seattle to Juneau and then Skagway. From there we toured Glacier Bay National Park. We spent a whole day...
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    Thanks for the welcome! Rainman, that's awesome....

    Thanks for the welcome! Rainman, that's awesome. I would to love to hear more about your section hike of the AT. My son did his in 2015, "Luke Trailwalker" was his name. It was fun to see him...
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    Indeed, it is one of mine as well, just had never...

    Indeed, it is one of mine as well, just had never taken the side trail to Grassy Ridge before. The first backpacking trip I ever took (2009) was with my son on that section of the AT from Carver's...
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    Overnighter to Grassy Ridge, NC/TN

    I had a chance to do a quick overnighter with a friend to a place called Grassy Ridge. I had never been there before and man was it beautiful! It is located just off the AT, mile 381 north bound. ...
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    Hello from Northeast Tennessee

    Greetings everyone! I finally took the plunge and joined the forum after being a visitor for a few years. I started backpacking with a hammock about five years ago. My son and I also used this...
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