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  1. 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...
  3. 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...
  6. 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...
  9. Good to see we are consistent in our answers :)

    Good to see we are consistent in our answers :)
  10. 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.
  13. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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 :)
  19. Put me down for # 2 thanks

    Put me down for # 2 thanks
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    Iíve hung on the Lumber River SP near Boardman...

    Iíve hung on the Lumber River SP near Boardman and it was nice. Not in this heat though.
  21. FS: Iím in for bundle 2

    Iím in for bundle 2
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    Did you close and restart the browser?

    Did you close and restart the browser?
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    I have a amsteel continuous loops on the ends of...

    I have a amsteel continuous loops on the ends of my hammock so the shoeline goes on that - not an issue bunching up. But I could see how it would on the webbing. Does your webbing attach directly to...
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    I was able to access the site just now.

    I was able to access the site just now.
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    Looks like a sufferfest :)

    Looks like a sufferfest :)
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    I also put together a list of tips here on...

    I also put together a list of tips here on rain... also a sticky in this sub forum.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/149559-20-tips-for-hammock-camping-in-the-rain
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    Yea literal twists in the webbing between the...

    Yea literal twists in the webbing between the tree and the hammock. That allows less water to gather up on the webbing before it hits your water break.

    Totally jealous of the hike. Used to live...
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    Yep cotton shoestrings work great. Also if you...

    Yep cotton shoestrings work great.
    Also if you use webbing in your hammock suspension, put a few twists in it - amazing how much water will flow down it if it is flat.
    And be sure the drip lines...
  29. I went with zpacks zline on the 4 main tie outs...

    I went with zpacks zline on the 4 main tie outs and shock cord on the doors with Line Lock Hooks from Dutch.

    I use an marlin spike hitch to connect the guylines to the stake. Simple.
    Of course...
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    Another here with an 11í Standard DCF with doors....

    Another here with an 11í Standard DCF with doors. Been through some big rain storms without an issue under it. I started out a little worried since I came from using a SuperFly but never had an...
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    I side sleep with my knees up sometimes. Iíve...

    I side sleep with my knees up sometimes. Iíve found an 11í gathered end works best for me.
  32. Best knot for rigging tarp/hammock guylines to ground

    You could. Good choice to crank it down.
    I still use the MSH in this case.
    Iíll wrap the line around the root a few times then still attach the line via MSH to a stake.
  33. I keep it simple and use an MSH. Quick to tie...

    I keep it simple and use an MSH. Quick to tie and later release.
  34. Loki this is referencing the Shining Rock...

    Loki this is referencing the Shining Rock requirement I believe. Not required at John Rock.
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    Awesome. That is a great section of trail. Glad...

    Awesome.
    That is a great section of trail. Glad you got to see it. And not any easy section. Iíve had my butt kicked going up some of those hills. And the downhill can be relentless too. Iíve...
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    So what did you end up doing with your food at...

    So what did you end up doing with your food at night PG?

    Did you go from Carvers Gap to 19E or some other route?

    With the heat we are having Iím sure you stuff will dry in no time.
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    I donít believe one method rules them all. Iíve...

    I donít believe one method rules them all. Iíve switched back and forth over the years and currently settled on split ridgelines.
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    I stake out my bugnet with one stake. Sometimes I...

    I stake out my bugnet with one stake. Sometimes I donít even do that if Iím lazy.
  39. Agreed no bear canister required. I typically...

    Agreed no bear canister required.
    I typically hang my food but sometimes sleep with it. Many AT thru hikers sleep with their food.
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    Thatís a tough situation. I ran into 2...

    Thatís a tough situation.

    I ran into 2 hammock campers that took my reserved backpacking spot.
    I ended up chatting with them and found out somebody had taken their spot. I said we had enough...
  41. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190709/c5a3cf23...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190709/c5a3cf23146ce65e9f3bc931ea2414d0.jpg

    I had it marked at
    36.12594, -82.02682
  42. Campsites and water source at Bradley Gap (Roan Mountains - Carvers Gap to 19E)

    Iíve always been able to get water out of that spring but I canít recall if Iíve been up there in July before.
    I checked Guthook and it confirms the spring there but there a no recent reports on...
  43. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    Cost to go UL

    Yea I was keeping up with some 20 year olds in the Smokies. About the time I turned off the AT and they continued on toward Maine, they asked how much my pack weighed. They finally figured out my...
  44. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    Similar. Multi day backpacking trips with big...

    Similar.
    Multi day backpacking trips with big elevation gains is what motivates me the most to shed weight. Those trips where Iím not certain I could do it or enjoy it if my pack wasnít lighter....
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    Sounds great on all accounts :) Too bad my...

    Sounds great on all accounts :)
    Too bad my birthday isnít until November
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    Excellent - thanks as always Swampfox.

    Excellent - thanks as always Swampfox.
  47. Looks like a fun trail. Were you nervous on...

    Looks like a fun trail.
    Were you nervous on any part of it?
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    Nice trip report Yosef. Great views from Wesser...

    Nice trip report Yosef. Great views from Wesser and Wayah. I was up there earlier this year and the views didnít disappoint. And yea that climb coming out of Stecoah Gap - Jacobs Ladder - was a...
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    Good stuff Two Speeds. This ones still on my list...

    Good stuff Two Speeds. This ones still on my list to do.
  50. Hard time relaxing/sleeping in the wild. Any suggestions? Tips?

    My first night in a hammock I slept less hours than I normally would in a tent but I woke up more refreshed and with less stiffness the next day. It was a good lesson for me to not get to focused on...
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