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    thanks for the tip carolinasbackpacker, very good...

    thanks for the tip carolinasbackpacker, very good to know! Can't wait to see y'all this afternoon!
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    I'll echo this! I have been using these poles and...

    I'll echo this! I have been using these poles and they're great. I think they are about $35 + tax at costco, but I didn't have a membership, so I just bought them on Amazon. The first year they made...
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    very cool sandman and tacoma, well if nobody has...

    very cool sandman and tacoma, well if nobody has a less crowded vehicle and you're willing, I'd definitely appreciate hitching a ride with you guys. I'm a bit of a gram weanie so I won't have too...
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    Yep, once its dry for a short period it's...

    Yep, once its dry for a short period it's apparently ok for both cats and dogs. It's certainly great to protect against ticks. I will be soaking all my gear for the season very soon. I have read the...
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    Hey everyone! I'm def. interested in coming to...

    Hey everyone! I'm def. interested in coming to this hang. Looks like a great time! If anybody is coming out on I-40 west past Hickory, NC and has room for one + a backpack, I'd love to carpool and...
  6. Oh yeah! The famous grayson fall fest. Thanks...

    Oh yeah! The famous grayson fall fest. Thanks happycamper for starting this thread.

    I'm about 90% sure TheLoveDr and I will be there. It's on our calendar. Can't wait to see some friendly faces...
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    very nice looking! are the tie-out loops also...

    very nice looking! are the tie-out loops also made of the same CF? Do you use this under your hammock and also as an emergency go to ground option?
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    I imagine the active chemical would still apply...

    I imagine the active chemical would still apply after evaporation onto tyvek as long as you applied it horizontally as others have mentioned. It seems to "stay" applied onto other hydrophobic fabrics...
  9. Thread: Hello from Iowa

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    Welcome to hammockforums! What part or iowa?...

    Welcome to hammockforums!

    What part or iowa? I was born and raised in des moines, but now reside in NC. Just got married in carroll, ia a couple weeks ago.

    Glad you found HF.
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    First off, sorry for the belated reply! Had to...

    First off, sorry for the belated reply! Had to get married and honeymoon and all with TheLoveDoctor :) (good memory, sandman! and nice to see you again)

    Big thanks to Hotlips and Kingsford for...
  11. Hotlips, TheLoveDoctor and I will be bringing 2...

    Hotlips, TheLoveDoctor and I will be bringing 2 coolers (a 52qt, and a 48qt) that I just recently ordered and will be picking up on the way there on Friday - not exactly sure when we'll arrive yet....
  12. I also had a great time at trail days. Hiked in...

    I also had a great time at trail days. Hiked in nobo 50 miles and met up with some great friends from group hangs. Also got to visit some of our great cottage vendors, listen to some great music,...
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    Nice writeup and great photos. Looks like you had...

    Nice writeup and great photos. Looks like you had a great time! I hope to tackle the FHT in the future.
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    I am considering hiking out from Dennis Cove on...

    I am considering hiking out from Dennis Cove on Monday and heading NB the ~50 mi and arrive in Damascus hopefully sometime Friday for Trail Days. Hope to see ya'll there!
  15. Poll: My 2 DIY top quilts have a sewn channel with a...

    My 2 DIY top quilts have a sewn channel with a long shock cord through it, and 18" of no-snag hook & loop/omni-tape extending up the "long sides" - With 1 plastic snap at the top of the hook & loop....
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    Welcome from a displaced Iowan currently living...

    Welcome from a displaced Iowan currently living in western NC! Great to see some Iowa residents on the forum. My first hammock was also the yukon outfitters double from woot, and I also now have the...
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    FS: price drop to $150 + 3.5% - Nice warm bag with...

    price drop to $150 + 3.5% - Nice warm bag with lots of loft
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    FS: Stoic Somnus 30F Long Sleeping Bag

    Stoic Somnus 30F Down Sleeping Bag w/Pertex Quantum Shell
    "Long" version
    11oz of 800FP Down Fill
    Center-zip
    Red/Grey Color
    Tag says 33"x88"

    Purchased used, but I've only used it once. It's in...
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    thanks dutch, just picked up some goodies!

    thanks dutch, just picked up some goodies!
  20. Congrats #54! Can't wait to see spiral/diagonal...

    Congrats #54! Can't wait to see spiral/diagonal baffles ;)
  21. I doubt the "UV exposure" issue will be a big...

    I doubt the "UV exposure" issue will be a big problem for me, but I wonder if using something like Argon or another UL fabric as a sheath around the straps might work to prevent as much UV exposure....
  22. Thread: Sil Argon

    by dimjim
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    Just saw a large DIY tarp (made by NickR) at the...

    Just saw a large DIY tarp (made by NickR) at the Yates place hang made out of SilArgon - it's a beautiful material and looked great. I've got 9 yards of it in Red that I'll be eventually be making...
  23. I'd really like to make a full length ALL PURPLE...

    I'd really like to make a full length ALL PURPLE 3-season Topquilt for my fiancé. It's her absolute favorite color, so it'd be a great surprise to see her face light up! I bet I could get her to go...
  24. really appreciate that visionarylion! If you...

    really appreciate that visionarylion! If you would, please just donate it to the next raffle at a hang you attend - I purchased a chair from goodwill for $5 on the way home to replace it. :) And...
  25. Had a great time and met lots of you friendly...

    Had a great time and met lots of you friendly folks for the first time! If anybody happened to pick up an extra blue wally-world (ozark trail) camping chair or a tin full of cookies, please let me...
  26. not sure when I'm arriving, but I'll be there. ...

    not sure when I'm arriving, but I'll be there.

    I'll be bringing a couple packages of Bacon for Saturday or Sunday AM, but if someone has a frying pan and propane stove, I'd be more than willing...
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    I honestly can't remember exactly how far it was...

    I honestly can't remember exactly how far it was on the wilson creek trail. I think about the 2nd or 3rd "opening" out to the creek. I just thought it looked like a good place for a 360.
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    Sounds good to me. The earlier we set the date,...

    Sounds good to me. The earlier we set the date, the less conflicts (hopefully) people will have. And less likely that other hangs in the area will plan on that date too.
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    I'll just add an echo. great video maz! very well...

    I'll just add an echo. great video maz! very well produced!
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    I ordered off the old site once, and everything...

    I ordered off the old site once, and everything went smoothly. I also emailed in before my purchase and got a response from Larry fairly promptly. But this was Sep. 2013. E-mail I have from then is...
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    Wow! What a great first group hang experience! ...

    Wow! What a great first group hang experience!

    Thank you to you all who all helped make it a resounding success and a memorable weekend. A special mention to homerun, who took the reins and...
  32. webcam shows the weather looking a bit gnarly...

    webcam shows the weather looking a bit gnarly (fog, maybe sleet/rain), but I'm going to try and come up there. Should be out of here by 3:45, hoping to make it there around a little after 6. I'll...
  33. experiencing "redirect" when accessing HF - Last couple days

    Hey all,

    On 3 separate occasions over the last 2 days I experienced some problems accesesing hammockforums. Here's what happened: I was googling certain search terms such as "lineloc 3 shock cord...
  34. Thank you so much Clay. Really appreciate it! See...

    Thank you so much Clay. Really appreciate it! See you at the hang. And homerun, I'll bring the large pot in case anybody needs it.
  35. Just signed up on the spreadsheet for myself...

    Just signed up on the spreadsheet for myself (dave) and my fiance (victoria). Very excited as this will be our first group hang. Hoping to arrive around 5:45 - 6:15p Friday. We'll be coming up from...
  36. WITHDRAWN: 4 & 30 have sold to jcinpa. #7 was already sold...

    4 & 30 have sold to jcinpa. #7 was already sold to heywoodja.

    I am withdrawing everything else for right now. I will post a new thread later with more items. Mods please move to sold. Thanks.
  37. WITHDRAWN: Price Drop: Stoic Somnus down bag $155 shipped.

    Price Drop: Stoic Somnus down bag $155 shipped.
  38. I just ran across these rules for GSMNP myself....

    I just ran across these rules for GSMNP myself. Makes sense (to a degree) that the park doesn't want people hanging from any part of the shelters themselves. You never know what kind of load certain...
  39. WITHDRAWN: Price drop on the Stoic bag: Now $160 shipped.

    Price drop on the Stoic bag: Now $160 shipped.
  40. WITHDRAWN: #7 & #40 SPF to heywoodja #3 sold to bl2814

    #7 & #40 SPF to heywoodja

    #3 sold to bl2814
  41. WITHDRAWN: gastar, I can't send you PM as your inbox is full.

    gastar, I can't send you PM as your inbox is full.
  42. WITHDRAWN: prices on all down sleeping bags lowered.

    prices on all down sleeping bags lowered.
  43. WITHDRAWN: Kriswithak passed on #18 LiteTrail Esbit stove $5...

    Kriswithak passed on #18 LiteTrail Esbit stove $5 and #34 Kershaw Cryo knife $20, so I have dannyvp next in line for #11 esbit stove, and #34 is now available again.
  44. WITHDRAWN: Hey danny, I have everything available except #18...

    Hey danny, I have everything available except #18 (esbit Titanium tri-wing stove) had been claimed above by Kriswithak.
  45. WITHDRAWN: Just looked at the tag on the Ozark trail bag and...

    Just looked at the tag on the Ozark trail bag and it says 7.05 oz of fill, which I guess means it's a 200g bag.
  46. WITHDRAWN: I've got you down for the m5 cree pending funds....

    I've got you down for the m5 cree pending funds. I have put the magnesium fire starter back on the market.
  47. WITHDRAWN: I can hold #7 but you need a min of $25. Thanks

    I can hold #7 but you need a min of $25. Thanks
  48. WITHDRAWN: 38 flashlight was just claimed above sorry. ...

    38 flashlight was just claimed above sorry. Keens are in very good shape. I can send additional photos if you want.
  49. WITHDRAWN: added some items

    Just added a couple extra items to help ppl reach the $25 mark. And you can always add items on before I ship.

    Thanks for looking. Goodnight and happy new year.
  50. WITHDRAWN: No, you're not being a pain! You reminded me I...

    No, you're not being a pain! You reminded me I had another one hiding away. I'm just glad somebody will get some use out of it.
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