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  1. I'm glad you made it as well. I've had those...

    I'm glad you made it as well.

    I've had those nights where I'm thanking Brandon (or fill in the name of your vendor) for their great gear.
    Those nights when even the stout trees are moving & you...
  2. Thanks TrailSlug. Hopefully you'll be able to...

    Thanks TrailSlug. Hopefully you'll be able to get on some of the longer trails. I'm not sure I'd do a really long trail (AT/PCT, etc) but its been great doing these.
  3. Part 4: Appalachian Trail & Mountains to Sea...

    Part 4: Appalachian Trail & Mountains to Sea trail. Winding Stair Gap to Oconaluftee visitor center GSMNP 120 miles

    Notes:

    This section occurred from May 23-30
    Water sources: No issues
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  4. Hi infrastellar - thanks for the comment & always...

    Hi infrastellar - thanks for the comment & always enjoy your posts on Slovakia.
    There are public lands here with varying degrees of rules. Some require you to reserve a campsite for a specific...
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    Wait is it this weekend or next? Just kidding...

    Wait is it this weekend or next?

    Just kidding but I am ready for this hang already.
  6. Part 3: Foothills Trail,Chattooga River Trail &...

    Part 3: Foothills Trail,Chattooga River Trail & Bartram trail. Whitewater Falls to Franklin, NC 80 miles

    Notes:

    This section occurred from May 14 - 19
    Water sources: Plentiful with a couple...
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    i've got an Exped airpillow (non-UL) and been...

    i've got an Exped airpillow (non-UL) and been happy with it. Partially inflate & seems to work fine for the hammock. Fully inflate for ground sleeping.
  8. Part 2: Foothills trail. Table Rock State Park...

    Part 2: Foothills trail. Table Rock State Park to Whitewater Falls. 4 days, 50 miles

    Notes:

    This section occurred April 28 - May 1
    Hiker registration: required - see the Foothills...
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    I've gotten to where I use TapaTalk a lot and...

    I've gotten to where I use TapaTalk a lot and forgot how to upload a full size image from the computer.

    I'll keep poking around.
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    Thansk SS... I missed you could click on the...

    Thansk SS... I missed you could click on the text "Upload Files".

    I see it uploads an attachment & gives you a thumbnail to click on. Didn't it use to give you a full image?
  11. Sticky: Test Thread! The thread where you test functions of the forum.

    Photo upload test - Tapatalk



    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191020/e9fb6cecdbeb306f7148321b12e9a1ec.jpg

    And another
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    Here's what it looks like... If I select FROM...

    Here's what it looks like...

    If I select FROM URL, I see the OK / Cancel
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    If I select FROM COMPUTER - no OK or Cancel.
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    Problem inserting photo

    I'm trying to insert a photo & having issues. Just me?

    I click on the INSERT IMAGE icon, then FROM THE COMPUTER. I can then select a photo on the computer, but I don't get the OK or CANCEL...
  14. Not sure about the most epic routes ever but its...

    Not sure about the most epic routes ever but its fun to connect trails in a way that few have before.

    Hopefully some of the info will help. I can definitely recommend the Bartram though I've only...
  15. Good info Shrewd. I like your style. Sometimes...

    Good info Shrewd. I like your style. Sometimes you just go with what works & its not always about having the lightest piece of gear. And I can see how it would be important to hang with your trail...
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    Such a great place to lollygag and enjoy the...

    Such a great place to lollygag and enjoy the views.
    We sat down on a fallen tree to enjoy the view and later eat dinner when the pony decided to visit us. When we didnít offer any food, I think it...
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    Lots of folks on horseback - it looked like they...

    Lots of folks on horseback - it looked like they were gathering cattle together but canít say for sure. Definitely the most Iíve seen there.

    Thanks Shug. Always beautiful here and a nice bonus to...
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    We spent two nights - the first parking near...

    We spent two nights - the first parking near Whitetop Mtn. We also drove by Elk Garden - lots of cars there. We then drove over to Grayson State Park for the 2nd night.

    The break-in issues I had...
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    Awesome. Itís fun sharing time in the woods.

    Awesome. Itís fun sharing time in the woods.
  20. SC/GA/NC/TN -> Southern Appalachian 500

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191017/c33ede245bcb638d2b98e2befc8b6c8e.jpg

    Iím trying out a long form trip report. Weíll see how it goes.

    PART 1: The Route

    https://caltopo.com/m/LFRG
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  21. Well the real Haven hammock is over $200 so 99%...

    Well the real Haven hammock is over $200 so 99% doubt this is the real thing. Probably similar to the Amok scams going on during Facebook.
    ...
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    Thank ya. I need to check that out. We did a...

    Thank ya.

    I need to check that out. We did a side trip on Saturday night and hung over near Whitetop Mountain.
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    VA-> Grayson Highland / Mt Rogers

    Grayson Highlands once again serving up equal parts beauty and sublime power as the wind blew from 5 directions under the moonlight. Thank you old friend....
  24. Quick trip report. Chappy and I hiked around...

    Quick trip report.
    Chappy and I hiked around Whitetop Mtn / Buzzard Rock area Sat/Sun. Camped in a DIY dry place that we had to ourselves. Clouds rolled in that night. ...
  25. Yea kinda tough to find any solitude thatís for...

    Yea kinda tough to find any solitude thatís for sure. Pretty much weekdays and shoulder season if you can. I donít mind the crowds - seems I can usually find a place with some quiet especially if you...
  26. Not sure what it includes - it is Grayson County...

    Not sure what it includes - it is Grayson County so one could call them if inclined. If it was state level ban, then Iím pretty sure stoves like propane are ok which I loosely interpret as canister...
  27. I updated the original post with pricing info...

    I updated the original post with pricing info since I just reserved a spot.

    $8 per car per night plus a one time $5 fee for whatever. Looks like they reserve out 40 spots - thatís the highest...
  28. Grayson Highlands requires reservations for backcountry parking

    Heads up.
    Parking for the backcountry lot has always cost $ but you could pay at the entrance station.
    Reservations are now required in advance to park in that lot.
    Guessing this will cause...
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    Looks like a great trip Swampfox. That pic of the...

    Looks like a great trip Swampfox. That pic of the cooler on the kayak - wow.
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    Beautiful.

    Beautiful.
  31. Yíall have a good time. Wish I could make the...

    Yíall have a good time.
    Wish I could make the fall hang but wedding anniversary and kid home from college has me staying at home - no complaints but I do miss hanging at Grayson.
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    Cost of Going Lighter

    Yep well said. Thatís how it is for me - the number of purchases decreased and anything else really gets a lot of scrutiny.

    Iíd add itís also nice once you have all this to not weigh everything...
  33. New bridge, interesting ideas. What does Just Bill think?

    Thereís a thread on the Haven... this may help if you havenít seen it. If you have the ignore.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/155515-Anyone-see-this-kickstarter-Haven-tent
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    The persistent DCF water weight myth

    Back to the original post... are we saying DCF doesnít absorb water but will retain it via surface tension? Whereas other fabrics will likely absorb and retain via surface tension?

    Iím probably...
  35. Another together unless wet or sappy

    Another together unless wet or sappy
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    I donít have that tarp but the one time I had...

    I donít have that tarp but the one time I had water come through my tarp ridgeline was when water pooled along the seam because a pole mod created a valley for it to collect.
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    The persistent DCF water weight myth

    Good stuff.

    Is this another way to look at it?

    Assuming the DCF tarp retains water at the same rate as a Silpoly or SilNylon (for example doubling the dry weight)... doubling the weight a...
  38. Enjoy! Iím jealous

    Enjoy! Iím jealous
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    Iím also in the 11í tarp for 11í hammock club. ...

    Iím also in the 11í tarp for 11í hammock club.
    And instead of a longer tarp ridgeline I prefer doors (I have the standard with doors).
    Iíve run into enough situations in the mountains here where...
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    Iím not aware of any videos like this. You...

    Iím not aware of any videos like this.

    You might want to reach out to the Palmetto State hangers to see how they work with the state parks in South Carolina. Iíve been to some of their hangs...
  41. Good to see we are consistent in our answers :)

    Good to see we are consistent in our answers :)
  42. If you have the newer straps and buckles, watch...

    If you have the newer straps and buckles, watch this.

    https://youtu.be/lBvgGC6v8nE

    If your buckle does not have the little cord on it, you have the older style.
    Watch this....
    ...
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    Sounds like a great trip. Been on my list to do...

    Sounds like a great trip.
    Been on my list to do this section one day. Probably would have been easier to do when I lived in Portland :)
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    Thanks for sharing. Something I always wants to...

    Thanks for sharing. Something I always wants to do.
  45. FS: Iím in for bundle 2

    Iím in for bundle 2
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    Welcome from the Queen City.

    Welcome from the Queen City.
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    They wouldnít be in my top 5 vendors to buy a...

    They wouldnít be in my top 5 vendors to buy a hammock setup. Take that with a grain of salt as I havenít used their hammock but many of their products seem to miss the mark on what I look for based...
  48. It looks like the setup process is real...

    It looks like the setup process is real intuitive.
    I would have loved that when my wife and 2 daughters were just starting. As it was it took me more time to explain about prussiks and MSHs than...
  49. I enjoyed the write up of some great spots. Next...

    I enjoyed the write up of some great spots. Next youíll have to hike the Mountains To Sea trail and connect all 3 areas :)
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    Posts in the Introduce Yourself forum donít...

    Posts in the Introduce Yourself forum donít count. It was put in place so folks donít run up their post counts just to get 50 to sell things. And now you know :)
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