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  1. LOL!! Ahhhhh..... the smell(s) of trail. ...

    LOL!! Ahhhhh..... the smell(s) of trail.
    Ripe?
    That's just natural critter deterrent :lol:

    willin'
  2. Huge CONGRATS to you on Thru Hiking the PCT! ...

    Huge CONGRATS to you on Thru Hiking the PCT! Very cool & impressive!

    He (Two Speed) spoke of you when we did the Massanutten Loop earlier this year, so it's great to hear you finished, and...
  3. Oh Holy Crap WOW! I am inclined to agree...

    Oh Holy Crap WOW! I am inclined to agree with Cabmanhang. At least in that area of our country I think - Totally EPIC route indeed!

    You have my undivided attention with this, and thank...
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    Agreed, lol. I'm believe that is what he meant...

    Agreed, lol. I'm believe that is what he meant also. None the less, in one post he writes that he did it in one night then in his next post he writes about where he stayed on his second night....
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    Now that right there is funny! :laugh: ...

    Now that right there is funny! :laugh: Thank you for the laugh(s) :laugh:

    Where is there a 13 mile waterless stretch without water on this loop, on North Mountain Trail?


    willin'
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    Cool video, Thanks for sharing I did the...

    Cool video, Thanks for sharing


    I did the loop hike also, last winter. Very cool hike for sure!

    I noticed in your video while you were driving, before you did the hike, that you said you...
  7. separately. straps go in their own ziploc...

    separately. straps go in their own ziploc outside, hammock goes in the compactor bag with quilts, etc...

    u.w. / willin'
  8. The video was good Layne. I definitely enjoyed...

    The video was good Layne. I definitely enjoyed it.

    I've done a little bit of hiking myself, and it's always a bit of a guessing game when it comes to the edit (though I've never posted a...
  9. Thread: Indian pits

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    Very Excellent photos!! WoW!! Real nice lookin'...

    Very Excellent photos!! WoW!! Real nice lookin' pup too.

    You were right up there on the ridge proper... Very nice! And those moss covered bent and gnarled trees... all music to my soul,...
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    Very nice! Thanks for sharing I did the loop...

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing

    I did the loop this past Dec.23rd/24th. I too was surprised by the North Mountain Trail and it's constant (but small) ups and downs. Definitely a pretty sweet...
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    also, if you.... well at least on my old...

    also, if you.... well at least on my old windows computer, right click on the photos and click "view in new tab", you can then view the photos in a bigger, more real size, and not what the...
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    Oh heck yeah! What an awesome and beautiful...

    Oh heck yeah!

    What an awesome and beautiful hike it was! I, as Two Speed and I discussed and agreed, would most definitely do the trail again and explore more of the area. And, can and...
  13. Totally agree with the above posts - What a super...

    Totally agree with the above posts - What a super great group of folks to hang out with across a really great weekend.
    I missed all the hard work, and was pursued by multiple women all weekend (...
  14. Thank you firelakecondo, runningwithscissors22...

    Thank you firelakecondo, runningwithscissors22 and wanderlost :-)

    I'll add my name to the thing-ee. I'll get off work a bit after midnight Saturday morning, and take a nap at some point,...
  15. So I went from not having to work this Friday...

    So I went from not having to work this Friday night, to having to work this Friday night, into Saturday morning...

    - I still want to go up (bit of a drive from the beach) and hang out (punny,...
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    Ahhh.... so then, that seems to be the weight...

    Ahhh.... so then, that seems to be the weight of the fabric then, and clearly - not - the weight of the piece. That is an important consideration for sure. Thank you chromedome for...
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    Trambo, Do you know if the Thermofelt is carbon...

    Trambo,
    Do you know if the Thermofelt is carbon felt? I did a quick search for it online and saw that a 6'x6' piece weighs ~16oz? (or is that the weight of the fabric, like 1.9oz nylon, or 1.3...
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    Basically, yes. Here's a link to a video...

    Basically, yes. Here's a link to a video that shows larks heading a smaller CL into/onto the already installed hammock's CL. Video Link Here

    If the link doesn't take you to the 3:00...
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    @ fallkniven yes to the cotton string. I've...

    @ fallkniven

    yes to the cotton string. I've always just headed to my local big blue super store and picked up a pair of cotton shoe laces if I didn't have any old ones from any shoes I've worn...
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    So far everyone who has tried this 'knot' and...

    So far everyone who has tried this 'knot' and posted, has said it is easier to "untie" than a SBH (slippery becket hitch).

    Many, myself included, have put a small loop "pull tab of sorts"...
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    Is the "stopper knot" essentially what Brandon...

    Is the "stopper knot" essentially what Brandon shows in his Warbonnet video? Pulling another piece/bight, through the loop/bight, created by the initial slippery knot (SBH in the case of the...
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    Agreed on the separate drip line. 50-70 mph...

    Agreed on the separate drip line.
    50-70 mph winds... temps dropping to 15F w/snow, ice... yep, lol, I'd postpone too!
    I've hung in weather like that before, because I was stuck...
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    Very Nice! Thanks for posting that! u.w.

    Very Nice! Thanks for posting that!

    u.w.
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    Thank You Very Much, for sharing your discovery...

    Thank You Very Much, for sharing your discovery with Us.

    X-bend, XJ-bend (after your forum name on multiple forums), Slippery Reefer...

    It is, does look exactly like a slippery...
  25. ...... so hold on, hold on, hold on..... ...

    ...... so hold on, hold on, hold on.....
    it's bad to wait until the last minute to let someone know you might coming? ......all these years........ :lol:

    I DO NOT Want To Be...
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    Papatechie, Very interesting, and great photos! ...

    Papatechie,
    Very interesting, and great photos!
    FWIW... You could probably cut off the spliced locked brummel eyes and make new ones, to the appropriate length; with likely no issues at all,...
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    I just went and weighed both the "original"...

    I just went and weighed both the "original" reflectix envelope I started out with, and the single (but larger than the folded up envelope) "frame sheet" piece I used all of 2018.

    The envelope...
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    Great question, and great answers! So for me -...

    Great question, and great answers!

    So for me - NO - I would definitely not carry that extra weight/bulk of a z-rest, or blow-up pad. I have hiked the entire AT from the Approach Trail, stone...
  29. Thank you Jim and other folks who made this...

    Thank you Jim and other folks who made this happen.

    Definitely enjoyed it, and was definitely great seeing y'all again & meeting some new folks too!

    Woods TV & campfire 'chat' was excellent,...
  30. Due to last minute "planning" at work (or the...

    Due to last minute "planning" at work (or the lack of...), I'm unable to make the Grayson Highlands hang this coming weekend :( So I'm gonna plan on making this one :) Looking forward to see'n...
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    I won't be able to make this one unfortunately. ...

    I won't be able to make this one unfortunately. Got informed Wednesday night, we're working this weekend... I hope yall have some nice weather and a great time!

    u.w.
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    for adding the image you posted the link to, I...

    for adding the image you posted the link to, I typed the three letters "img" in brackets at the front of the link, and then at the end of the link, a forward slash in front of "img", inside brackets...
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    Both - I get up early enough to chill and relax,...

    Both - I get up early enough to chill and relax, enjoy the first birds chirping of the day, the lightening of the eastern sky, the fading stars, and leisurely get ready to go. I have coffee and...
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    I'm just passing along the info I saw... I know...

    I'm just passing along the info I saw... I know we're not staying at a shelter... I was at the last fall festival/group hang here. Definitely an amazing place and time, with a great group of...
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    Seems there is still, or is more, heightened bear...

    Seems there is still, or is more, heightened bear activity in the area. Enough to prompt a "warning" and recommend avoiding the area. LINK and LINK

    u.w.
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    Thanks for the update jeff-oh. Good news for...

    Thanks for the update jeff-oh. Good news for sure, and some awesome photos. Glad you got to spend some time with the ponies.

    Regarding the 'attack' or 'incident' with the bear, the woman and her...
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    Something to note (perhaps), There have been a...

    Something to note (perhaps),
    There have been a whole lot bear issues in and around the park (Grayson Highlands) this late spring/early summer. The vast majority being, food bags being taken...
  38. Definitely a great time! Thank you so much to...

    Definitely a great time! Thank you so much to all, and I look forward to the next time

    u.w.
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    I use a slippery becket hitch, though I learned...

    I use a slippery becket hitch, though I learned it as a 'slippery sheet bend'.

    Been using it for years now - Love It -

    May or may not be superior in regards to water break/built in drip line......
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    I thru hiked the Foothills Trail in the fall of...

    I thru hiked the Foothills Trail in the fall of '16. Really Great trail & Really Great hike! Thanks for sharing you photos, experiences, and the info

    u.w.
  41. Starting at about 12:39 he intentionally...

    Starting at about 12:39 he intentionally miss-threads his machine.
    What he ends up with, looks similar to what you've shown. I'm not saying you have threaded yours incorrectly. He goes on to...
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    Yep, that's Maine (southern), lol... Excellent...

    Yep, that's Maine (southern), lol...

    Excellent video! I laughed many times!
    "I don't think we're going to get rained on today... said no one ever, on the AT" LOL! So true!

    Ahhh THE Notch...
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    WooHoo!! Very Nice! and a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!...

    WooHoo!! Very Nice! and a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!

    Excellent summit photo too by the way!

    I went thru the Whites & into Maine this year myself. So beautiful! So rugged, lol...

    70/30 lol......
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    A bit late, but here a few photos I took at this...

    A bit late, but here a few photos I took at this hang. I'd also like to say, it was my honor and pleasure, to meet and hang out with you all.

    Here are a few of the lake most of us were hung...
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    Well that's interesting for sure, I do a...

    Well that's interesting for sure,

    I do a locked brummel when making fixed eye ends in lash-it, zing-it, amsteel, braided (not twisted) mason twine, gutted paracord, and dacron. I've never had a...
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    Heck yes and well done to you both! and Thanks...

    Heck yes and well done to you both! and Thanks for posting up the video of it too.

    Yin & Yang brothers - LOL! Excellent job brothers,

    u.w.
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    I've spent some very, very windy nights under my...

    I've spent some very, very windy nights under my tarp along the AT, in the mountains, relaxing and/or sleeping in my hammock. **Big'Ole Knock on wood** I've never had a stake get pulled out..
    From...
  48. My trip/hike went really, really good! Only got...

    My trip/hike went really, really good! Only got rained on one night and one day, that aside, the weather was phenomenal. Especially considering it was February!
    Got some good mileage days in,...
  49. Oh Heck Yes!! Awesome!! Congratulations on...

    Oh Heck Yes!! Awesome!! Congratulations on finishing up GA, and even getting a few of the first miles of NC!!!!!!!!!! Huge Congrats to You and Cathy both!! Very cool! Very awesome!

    I was...
  50. Indeed it was!! I'm back home safe, sound,...

    Indeed it was!!

    I'm back home safe, sound, showered, stuff put up etc... and wanted to say a HUGE Thank You again for not only doing this, but having me along. It's a great thing, and it was...
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