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  1. In the late 70's, REI did not have the large...

    In the late 70's, REI did not have the large stores of today, they were very very small. They would display tents upside down hanging from the ceilings.
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    Looks like The Terminator and I will not be able...

    Looks like The Terminator and I will not be able to make the hang. Have some medical issues I have to have taken care of
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    My wife tried pads ( CCF and air mattress ) in...

    My wife tried pads ( CCF and air mattress ) in her RR hammock and did not like them due to issues with condensation. Prefers her Lynx FL UQ
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    I have two EE TQs and have used them for close to...

    I have two EE TQs and have used them for close to 10 years now... love them.

    The wookie is a great UQ ( I have a 0 degree ). Just make sure you order the correct one as there is one that fits...
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    Welcome to the madness from Murphy NC. Use to...

    Welcome to the madness from Murphy NC. Use to live in Banner Elk back in the 70's.

    End of September there will be a group hang at Grayson Highland State Park VA. This is about an hour north of...
  6. In TN I would recommend Lost Creek Campground (...

    In TN I would recommend Lost Creek Campground ( free, pit toilet, no water but you can get water from Lost Creek and filter it ). Lots of trees to hang from. Next to a trout stream. Dirt road leading...
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    Close to where I live. Standing Indian is near...

    Close to where I live. Standing Indian is near the AT and while I have not been to that exact location there are lots of trees there.
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    What I need is a magic sewing machine :)

    What I need is a magic sewing machine :)
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    I have had to wait as long as 4 months to get a...

    I have had to wait as long as 4 months to get a TQ I ordered from one company due to the high volume of orders they had gotten. Have to remember that most of the vendors are small shops with maybe ...
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    Murphy's Law strikes again. Will not be able to...

    Murphy's Law strikes again. Will not be able to make the hang due to some medical related issues
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    welcome to the madness

    welcome to the madness
  12. Thread: Mosquitoes

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    Just keep UQ pushed to one side of hammock until...

    Just keep UQ pushed to one side of hammock until needed in cool hours of AM
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    The Terminator and I will try to make it.

    The Terminator and I will try to make it.
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    I bought one a couple of years ago via Amazon and...

    I bought one a couple of years ago via Amazon and the sewing failed. Had no problem returning to Amazon for full refund. Only problem was the hammock was out of stock at that point and had to wait...
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    Have fun and say Hi to the bear for me

    Have fun and say Hi to the bear for me
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    North Carolina allows hammocks at all state parks...

    North Carolina allows hammocks at all state parks that allow camping. However, not all the camp grounds are hammock friendly ( lack of trees ect ). Ther last time I was at Stone Mt State Park, they...
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    welcome to the madness

    welcome to the madness
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    The first time I tried to retire back in 1996,...

    The first time I tried to retire back in 1996, the wife said I was underfoot too much and I had to go back to work.

    Then about 3 years ago she told me I had to retire so I could go camping more. ...
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    After last John Rock Hang I bought a Bear...

    After last John Rock Hang I bought a Bear canister and a big bottle of pepper spray...

    The pepper spray got me thinking,,,, have any pepper heads / hot sauce lovers tried using bear spray to spice...
  20. I hear the Bear misses us

    I hear the Bear misses us
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    Spam in a Can

    Spam in a Can
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    The Terminator has been a tick magnet this year....

    The Terminator has been a tick magnet this year. She finds at lest on her every day this year, me none.

    The John Rock Hang got cut short due to a bear problem last year. One person who got there...
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    Watch you under aged whipper snapper ... some of...

    Watch you under aged whipper snapper ... some of us are old aged nerds :)
  24. And here I went and ordered some new flip flops...

    And here I went and ordered some new flip flops to hike in :laugh:


    The Terminator told me that the JR hang was on so I told her to check the dates .... whoops
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    I have had mine for several years now. DL blue. ...

    I have had mine for several years now. DL blue. Great hammock
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    Vendors come and vendors go. There are still...

    Vendors come and vendors go. There are still some like Warbonnet that were in business before I started in 2010 and are still in business.
  27. Thread: VA/ NC Info

    by gunner76
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    We are doing fine and enjoying the views of the...

    We are doing fine and enjoying the views of the mountains
  28. Thread: VA/ NC Info

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    If you decide to do anything along the AT or any...

    If you decide to do anything along the AT or any other trail in the area from Springer to Fontana Dam let me know as I can help with a shuttle
  29. Thread: New NC Hanger

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    You should also look at getting a 20 degree UQ as...

    You should also look at getting a 20 degree UQ as it gives you more options.
    Once you get your gear start practicing setting it up. Also practice setting up in the dark.

    Remember that the perfect...
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    welcome to the madness.

    welcome to the madness.
  31. Thread: New NC Hanger

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    welcome to the madness from the extreme western...

    welcome to the madness from the extreme western tip of NC. Lots of places to hang in NC. While NC State Parks that allow camping also allow hammocks, not all are hammock friendly in that some lack...
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    The Terminator saw the post and said we will try...

    The Terminator saw the post and said we will try and make it this time as we could not make it last year



    Newly weds
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    I own original BB's, an XLC and an Eldorado. I...

    I own original BB's, an XLC and an Eldorado. I prefer the original BB. Between the XLC and Eldorado I prefer the Eldorado. I really like the shelf in the XLC and the BB as it allows me to store...
  34. Hotlips and Kingsford moved to Alexandria LA... ...

    Hotlips and Kingsford moved to Alexandria LA... Be careful as she and Kingsford are the Iron Chefs of DO cooking
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    Before The Terminator and I switched to UQ's we...

    Before The Terminator and I switched to UQ's we used pads. Inflatable and CCF. I never had a problem with moisture ( we would switch pads ) but The Terminator had massive issues so we quickly...
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    At least one company has been looking into...

    At least one company has been looking into welding nylon fabric together to make jackets and the like. Don't know if this welding method is gone mainstream or not and or how strong it is
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    Still learning new stuff from all the input we...

    Still learning new stuff from all the input we get here and sharing what I have learned over the years. Its been fun and I get to read posts from fellow hangers I helped to convert to the dark side...
  38. If I don't forget something each trip then I am...

    If I don't forget something each trip then I am not doing it right and it forces me to figure out a workaround. Years ago I forgot the spreader bar poles for The Terminator's (my wife) Ridge...
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    Unless I have the doors tied down to keep the...

    Unless I have the doors tied down to keep the rain, wind and or snow out, I just let then hang.
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    Made it with time to spare. We only got about 2...

    Made it with time to spare. We only got about 2 inches.

    Note: Shotgunnwillie lives about 10 miles east of me
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    Maybe next time he will spend the night with you

    Maybe next time he will spend the night with you
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    The wind skirt adds another $100 to the price.. ...

    The wind skirt adds another $100 to the price.. Did not see anything on the estimated weight
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    Not going to be able to make it. Have come down...

    Not going to be able to make it. Have come down with a nasty sore throat, congestion and head ache.

    While the state records show very very few bears being killed during the past few hunting...
  44. More pics from the hang

    More pics from the hang
  45. Got back home safe and sound and very tired last...

    Got back home safe and sound and very tired last night. Long drive. The Terminator found 4 very small seed ticks on me. Had a great time and weather was good. Food was excellent. One of the...
  46. Seems like I have been jinxed the past couple of...

    Seems like I have been jinxed the past couple of hangs. Got home took some back meds and feeling much better the next day. Great to meet some more fellow hangers and visit a place I have never been...
  47. So where will we be hanging on this map ?

    So where will we be hanging on this map ?
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    What did you think cuben fiber ( now called dyema...

    What did you think cuben fiber ( now called dyema (sp?) ) was first used for... They use a special double sided tape made by 3M. Link ...
  49. I am coming Friday

    I am coming Friday
  50. Have both..willl bring DL

    Have both..willl bring DL
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