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  1. Another great JRH in the books! Special thanks to...

    Another great JRH in the books! Special thanks to foxpoop and tacoma for co-hosting. Special shout out to foxpoop for dragging that heavy cooler up the hill, and for Intimidator for watching him do...
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    Sounds great, glad you can still make it. Looking...

    Sounds great, glad you can still make it. Looking forward to meeting ya! Any time in woods in good time.
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    If anyone has any gear needs, please post them on...

    If anyone has any gear needs, please post them on this thread. I'm sure we can all help you out. This is a great hang to get out for a little walk and see what gear works :)
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    Wow, what a a great adventure! Thanks for the...

    Wow, what a a great adventure! Thanks for the read. Glad you stayed dry, that offsets the heat and humidity in my book (usually). Also, that's a fine spoon you made!
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    I'll be coming with tacoma, as long as he allows...

    I'll be coming with tacoma, as long as he allows stowaways :)

    I can certainly help get food and hike it in on Saturday for dinner.
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    Had some hot dogs the other day. Can't wait for...

    Had some hot dogs the other day. Can't wait for this hang!
  7. Sadly Love dr. and I won't be able to make this...

    Sadly Love dr. and I won't be able to make this one as we'll be in Europe.

    Y'all have fun in the sunshine this year! I heard hickery's bringing it. ;)
  8. Thread: John Rock?

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    Those dates work well for me. Would love to see...

    Those dates work well for me. Would love to see some of yall
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    Glad to hear you're back on the trail rockdawg!...

    Glad to hear you're back on the trail rockdawg! Have a great hike and keep us posted! It looks like an awesome stretch of the AT. :cool:
  10. Thread: Smoke Butt 2016

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    Wow, what a great hang! LoveDr & I had a great...

    Wow, what a great hang! LoveDr & I had a great time reconnecting with many of you, and meeting plenty of new folks. Huge thanks to Hotlips and Kingsford for well... everything! A huge thank you to...
  11. Sorry to hear about the shuttle experience, I'm...

    Sorry to hear about the shuttle experience, I'm sure that was irritating. Thanks for the trip report, looks like you guys had a great time, definitely something your son won't soon forget!
  12. Thread: John Rock?

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    Was just thinking about starting a thread about...

    Was just thinking about starting a thread about john rock. I really enjoyed this hang last year and the famous hot dog feast!

    I would love to attend this one and help out in any way possible. Our...
  13. Thanks kingsford, good to know. See yall soon,...

    Thanks kingsford, good to know. See yall soon, maybe around 5 today.

    Sent from my LGLS740 using Tapatalk
  14. We'll be there late afternoon tomorrow. I can't...

    We'll be there late afternoon tomorrow. I can't find our key to our back shed, so we won't be able to bring the 5gal bev. cooler or the burner. Maybe someone else will be able to bring a bev cooler? ...
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    I hiked and hammocked the FHT E>W this year at...

    I hiked and hammocked the FHT E>W this year at the very end of Feb. I was pretty tired by the last day or two, so don't really recall the exact suitable hanging spots. I would say don't sweat it too...
  16. Bummer maddog! Hope to see you at another one...

    Bummer maddog! Hope to see you at another one though!
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    Just looked in the 2016 AT Guide (by AWOL). ...

    Just looked in the 2016 AT Guide (by AWOL).

    These are the shuttle services listed near winding stair gap:
    Beverly Carini 850.572.7352 shuttle range approx 100mi
    Chuck Allen 828.371.6460 Springer...
  18. Ok, we'll bring a full tank of propane, 2 ~18lb...

    Ok, we'll bring a full tank of propane, 2 ~18lb bags of charcoal, the big pot and steamer basket, along with two coolers with ice and a 5 gal bev cooler. Plus some hot dogs and polish sausages for...
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    I'd like to get that section knocked out as well....

    I'd like to get that section knocked out as well. If it were any other weekend I would join you guys, but we're slated to be over at the Smoke butt hang near Durham. I hope you have a great time! If...
  20. For everyone smoking meats or cooking, can we...

    For everyone smoking meats or cooking, can we bring you some fuel? I have a full tank (20lb) tank of propane and I can pick up some charcoal today or tomorrow if you let me know. Please let me know...
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    Not 100% if he was there, but...

    Not 100% if he was there, but http://www.bonefiregear.com/ makes some top-notch hammocks like you're talking about. Really nice guy, too!
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    Rogue, thanks for the trip report. I've been to...

    Rogue, thanks for the trip report. I've been to yates place for a hang last year, but I need to make it over to Uwharrie and do some backpacking.

    To both rogue, scope, and others in NC: I am...
  23. you've got a PM.

    you've got a PM.
  24. Good places to hammock camp in (western) Europe?

    I haven't looked into this too much. Probably a fool's errand as we'll likely be travelling mostly by train between major cities.

    My wife and I will be traveling around western Europe for a while...
  25. Thanks hickery and shug for sharing the...

    Thanks hickery and shug for sharing the adventure, I really enjoy following along. Such a beautiful trail! I hiked the FHT going the other direction (E>W) in late Feb/early March of this year, and...
  26. TheLoveDoctor and I should be able to make this...

    TheLoveDoctor and I should be able to make this one, arriving on Thursday. We'll be bringing 2 large rectangular coolers filled with ice so please bring your favorite beverages and we'll keep them...
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    Here's a few photos I took from the hikes:...

    Here's a few photos I took from the hikes: https://goo.gl/photos/6MUKuVHyRH2MSozK8
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    Thanks mistone, really enjoyed the video. Great...

    Thanks mistone, really enjoyed the video. Great work
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    I had a real great time. A special thanks to...

    I had a real great time. A special thanks to mistone for the planning and all the chili cooks! Big fires, the beautiful gorge, great people. See yall next time.
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    I should be able to make this. I'm planning on...

    I should be able to make this. I'm planning on getting up there mid-day Friday. I'm hoping for a lack of ritualistic sacrifice for gorge newbies ;)
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    I'm thinking I'm going to try and make this hang....

    I'm thinking I'm going to try and make this hang. Never been to the gorge, which is impossible to explain as close as I am!
  32. That is really great news. Thank you very much...

    That is really great news. Thank you very much for the update. I wish him nothing but a speedy recovery.
  33. VA/NC > Mt. Rogers Winter Hang: January 21-24, 2016 @ Grayson Highlands SP/Hot Springs, NC

    Well, the 10th Annual Mt. Rogers Winter Hang at Grayson Highlands State Park in VA took a turn towards Hot Springs, NC as GHSP closed in a state of emergency declared by the governor of VA and...
  34. Sorry to hear about the incident at the Gorge....

    Sorry to hear about the incident at the Gorge. He'll be in our thoughts.

    Edit: Link to trip report thread
  35. Eta for me and allhandsondeck is 1pm so you won't...

    Eta for me and allhandsondeck is 1pm so you won't be alone too much longer poppins! Has the park delivered any firewood to the group site yet? Very much looking forward to seeing everyone. Roads from...
  36. Can anyone chime in on if it's possible to get a...

    Can anyone chime in on if it's possible to get a text message out on Verizon from the group camp site area?

    Looking forward to seeing many of you later today!
  37. I'm still planning on coming up tomorrow with...

    I'm still planning on coming up tomorrow with allhandsondeck, but I agree we should have fluid plans as far as the hike goes and play it on the safe side if things are looking to go sideways...
  38. I don't have an extra TQ, but I do have a Kelty...

    I don't have an extra TQ, but I do have a Kelty dri-down 32 degree sleeping bag that I could loan you. If you supplement it with a decent blanket or two it should keep you comfortable to lower temps....
  39. Thanks hickery, glad that SoB is ready to go ;) ...

    Thanks hickery, glad that SoB is ready to go ;) I just received a 10-pack of these things called "tarp buddy's" that are basically replacements for grommets. they look pretty bomber, so maybe we'll...
  40. Just saw a video from the Shug last week about...

    Just saw a video from the Shug last week about his water bottle cozy that he uses: (start at 6:45) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GN3iJMDVaU

    And he even has a guide on how to make the darn...
  41. 1 week and many of us will (hopefully) be up in...

    1 week and many of us will (hopefully) be up in the high country :D
  42. Hey mistone, glad you can make it on the hike....

    Hey mistone, glad you can make it on the hike. This is what HR shared with me about the hike, I don't think he'd mind me posting it for everyone to see, and here's a map (pdf) :

    From HomeRun: "The...
  43. will be good to see you again maztrain! Sorry...

    will be good to see you again maztrain! Sorry that we won't be able to meet fyr-fly this year. I hope you'll be bringing your camera again!

    2 weeks!

    smopoim86, I hope you can make it on...
  44. Finally signed up on the spreadsheet. I'll be...

    Finally signed up on the spreadsheet. I'll be arriving Thursday, thelovedoctor on Friday. Very much looking forward to getting up in high country!
  45. I'm certainly no winter vet, as last year's Mt....

    I'm certainly no winter vet, as last year's Mt. Rogers hang was my first hang... and I learned several lessons. But I think you are in good shape with your gear and you have a good contingency plan....
  46. Let's hope the snow is flying and no RAIN! Had...

    Let's hope the snow is flying and no RAIN! Had enough of that stuff at the fall fest. I'm hoping to get up there early and do some hiking with you fine folks. Not sure yet if LoveDr will be able to...
  47. Bulk down 18% off at Downlinens: black friday

    Might be the last chance of the year to save on bulk down from Downlinens for those DIY underquilts.

    18% off through 11/27 11:59PST.

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    Just passing this along as I'm...
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    FS: I'll take it - PM incoming to figure out paypal...

    I'll take it - PM incoming to figure out paypal and shipping.
  49. Another Downlinens sale: 20% off through 11/18 midnight PST - Good source of bulk down

    I posted this a few weeks ago, but they're having a sale again. 20% off at Downlinens.com, use coupon code: EarlyBird2015

    Valid through 11/18 11:59pm PST

    Good source for high quality, decent...
  50. Thread: Save my wallet!

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    It might help if you let us know what kind of...

    It might help if you let us know what kind of temps you typically camp in, and whether you are focused on ultralight gear or not. Lots of options, of course. I know the jarbridge is a popular choice...
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