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    question about diy top quilt instructions

    Hey guys, I have a quick question.......Im reading thru the instructions in the sticky (diy top quilt)---is the top shell and the liner the same size/dimensions? (and what does he do with the edges...
  2. Very well said!!!!!!! It really is simple, yet...

    Very well said!!!!!!! It really is simple, yet really complicated!
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    I agree 100%----I've spent many, many nights...

    I agree 100%----I've spent many, many nights alone in the woods in a hammock---only seen a bear a couple of times, most of the time all I see are a few deer, squirrels, lizards and chipmunks! Sounds...
  4. Thread: UQ Freezing

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    A sock helps a lot especially if it's windy!

    A sock helps a lot especially if it's windy!
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    I do the same exact thing with my Ridge...

    I do the same exact thing with my Ridge runner------ spindrift, hammock and underquilt get stuffed into my pack as one unit. So fast and easy!
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    sometimes I bring those led fake tea lamps they...

    sometimes I bring those led fake tea lamps they sell at the craft store----looks like a candle when it is on, but you can put it in your hammock! Also, the folding sit pad dutch sells is always in...
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    Or........................swap out your...

    Or........................swap out your suspension to whoopee slings and use a tree strap/toggle/marlinspike hitch------------saves weight, easy to adjust, and you can pack the straps separately if...
  8. WTB Warbonnet spindrift with double door mod

    Hey guys, I'm in the market for a Warbonnet Spindrift sock for the ridge runner, with the double door mod. Anyone interested? Thanks! STEVE
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    Try shining rock wilderness or joyce...

    Try shining rock wilderness or joyce kilmer-----------------both are near the smokies and will be a bit cooler than Huntsville!
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    Its been a couple of years since I've been to...

    Its been a couple of years since I've been to porters gap, but it always seemed like a pretty safe place to park to me. You are right next to a well traveled road, and the parking lot is good...
  11. Thread: Fleece Hats

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    Great idea! Thanks!

    Great idea! Thanks!
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    WTB 3 season lynx

    Looking for a 3 season full length lynx or ambush UQfor my WBRR ----------
  13. No problem! (PM me if you need any more...

    No problem! (PM me if you need any more info---no pun intended, but the Pinhoti really is my "neck of the woods"!)
  14. Most of the Pinhoti is on national forest land or...

    Most of the Pinhoti is on national forest land or WMA's----no issues with hammocks that I know of! (besides, in hiking the Pinhoti several times a year for the past 15 years, I have never seen a...
  15. For a shuttle, try Coosa's Hiker Hostel and...

    For a shuttle, try Coosa's Hiker Hostel and Shuttle Service----------------(do a search, or look up on face book-----I ment to copy the link but just got the title!) As far as water goes, There...
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    There are two face book pages for the pinhoti...

    There are two face book pages for the pinhoti trail----if you ask about water at the pinhoti/odem/chinnabee junction, I'm sure some one has been there recently! (good intel is priceless!) Last I...
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    1 WBRR netted, 1WBRR no net, 1 diy grizz...

    1 WBRR netted, 1WBRR no net, 1 diy grizz bridge-----------thats it ...................................................................for now!
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    Great pictures!!!! Was there water at the...

    Great pictures!!!! Was there water at the Pinhoti/odem/Chinnibee junction?
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    117256117257117258117259117256 More...

    117256117257117258117259117256 More pics!117261117262117263117263 Sorry for the duplicates---I'm really bad at posting pictures!
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    Cheaha wilderness

    Just got back from a 3 day solo to the Cheaha wilderness in Talladega national forest! Perfect fall weather, really , really relaxing! I didnt see anyone else the entire time (one of the advantages...
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    Bring a space blanket, and dont forget warm...

    Bring a space blanket, and dont forget warm socks, gloves, and a warm hat. (you should be fine!)
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    I struggled with similar issues a few years back....

    I struggled with similar issues a few years back. The only thing that helped was to change to a bridge hammock!
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    Sounds like a great idea!

    Sounds like a great idea!
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    I'm a big fan of down insulation,...

    I'm a big fan of down insulation, but.............if weight and bulk arn't a consideration, synthetic does have a few advantages! (super easy to wash, and dry out if it gets wet. )
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    Hammock rule number 1: never hang any higher...

    Hammock rule number 1: never hang any higher than you are willing to fall! (please forward this to all those people who want to stack up their ENO hammocks 5 or 6 high! ) At some time in your...
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    I'm 6'5"., 230 lbs with broad shoulders. This...

    I'm 6'5"., 230 lbs with broad shoulders. This spring, I decided to try a clark. I guess I liked the idea of the insulating pockets, and the shorter length would make it easier to find proper trees ...
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    Count me in! Do backyard hangs count, or does it...

    Count me in! Do backyard hangs count, or does it have to be on an official trail? (I try to go once a month anyway, ----but this will make it even more fun!)
  28. Have a great vacation in the Smokies! Ck out...

    Have a great vacation in the Smokies! Ck out Grotto falls---its on the roaring fork motor trail near Gatlinburg. (probably lots of people too, but last time we saw a couple of bears!) Parking...
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    All you need is a tree strap with a loop sewn or...

    All you need is a tree strap with a loop sewn or tied at one end, a toggle, and a whoopie sling. (very simple, cheap and easy!) When you get to camp, you put the tree strap around the tree, thru...
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    I always find it a little annoying when people...

    I always find it a little annoying when people post that they had an afternoon free and knocked out 2 bridge hammocks , a tarp and a couple of underquilts---and they all turned out perfectly! It...
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    Good luck with your project! I really like using...

    Good luck with your project! I really like using a sock with my wbrr, especially in the winter. It adds so much warmth, and wind protection---I wouldnt even consider winter camping without it. I...
  32. Very impressive-----------well done!

    Very impressive-----------well done!
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    Congrats on your new hammock! The great thing...

    Congrats on your new hammock! The great thing about the ridge runner is there isnt much adjustment needed----just play with the tension a little bit. With an underquilt it is pretty much plug and...
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    Wbrr? (my personal favorite!)

    Wbrr? (my personal favorite!)
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    Fdr state park, (the Pine mountain trail is great...

    Fdr state park, (the Pine mountain trail is great for hanging!) Providence canyon (the back country trail), Any where in the Cohuttas, along the AT, Across the border in Alabama, the Pinhoti trail...
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    Thanks for doing this! Please count me in!

    Thanks for doing this! Please count me in!
  37. Also, you can always spray your uq protector with...

    Also, you can always spray your uq protector with DWR or silicon spray to help with wind protection. (in Ed Speers book, "hammock camping" he sprayed his hammock in the winter time as a first line...
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    A few years ago my son and I camped in the...

    A few years ago my son and I camped in the Cohuttas, right where you were. (we set up on the other side of the river crossing, outside the no camping zone, right on the old logging railroad bed) ...
  39. I made a top quilt several years ago-------I over...

    I made a top quilt several years ago-------I over stuffed it, alot, thinking it would be warmer. Instead it just added more bulk and weight. I think shape of the tq and how it drapes over you...
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    what kind of hammock do you have?????

    what kind of hammock do you have?????
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    I made a diy sil argon tarp last summer that...

    I made a diy sil argon tarp last summer that incorporates something similar to the Grizz Beak. (kind of like the beaks on a Ray Jardine tarp) It provides a little more shelter on the ends, and...
  42. I can see where the whole hammock thing can be...

    I can see where the whole hammock thing can be pretty overwhelming for new guy---------there is sooo much info to take in! So, here's my 2 cents-------------I'm 6'4", 235 with broad shoulders. I...
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    I love sleeping under the stars! (but, just to...

    I love sleeping under the stars! (but, just to be safe, I almost always have my tarp strung up between trees, in snake skins, just in case!!!)
  44. Hope your daughter has a speedy recovery!

    Hope your daughter has a speedy recovery!
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    Very nice! (once you go bridge, you never go...

    Very nice! (once you go bridge, you never go back!!!) Bridge hammocks are sooooo nice to lay in!
  46. Thread: WBRR

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    That is an awesome hammock! (I have 2 and will...

    That is an awesome hammock! (I have 2 and will never sell them!
    ) They rarely show up for sale, and when they do they go for almost the same cost as a new one. (sometimes Brandon has 2nds for a...
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    I've used it before for tarp tie...

    I've used it before for tarp tie outs----------worked fine! (not sure if it stretches much---that might be an issue)
  48. Good luck with your hammock! The idea is...

    Good luck with your hammock! The idea is interesting and has potential--------------I played around with a similar idea several years ago but ended up scrapping it and going with a bridge hammock. ...
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    Wow, you guys are alot more prepared than I...

    Wow, you guys are alot more prepared than I am-----------I guess thats a goal to work towards!
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    Poll: as an aircraft mechanic, I use saftey wire all...

    as an aircraft mechanic, I use saftey wire all athe time---they use it on aircraft to secure bolts from vibrating loose--hence the name ----its a stainless steel wire, usually in .020 or .032 size
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