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  1. The Silver Glenn Recreation area was really nice....

    The Silver Glenn Recreation area was really nice. Look at the water pictures closely and you will notice people set up in knee deep water with tables, chairs and umbrellas. No one hassled them. The...
  2. trip report: FL>Hidden Pond, ONF>July 15-17, 2016>4th Annual "No Underquilt Hang"

    Just a quick start to the weekend reports. I hiked in from Hidden Pond Short. It sure was hot the sun clear with no predicted rain clouds. Got to the camp at about 4PM. Florida Hangar, Birdiesgirl...
  3. finally done pissing around and am leaving for...

    finally done pissing around and am leaving for the pond!! Part of the thrill of these events is indulging in my last minute ways. I've always been that way. I should get to camp around 3 or 4 PM....
  4. you'all knew I'd surface sooner or later. I'm in....

    you'all knew I'd surface sooner or later. I'm in. probably Friday afternoon through Sunday morning.
  5. I found your journal. Thanks. no need to double...

    I found your journal. Thanks. no need to double post
  6. donde estas, hombre!! habla me. tu nesecitas a...

    donde estas, hombre!! habla me. tu nesecitas a informe.
    tomas/grinder
  7. I got to agree with Valveless post. Personally,...

    I got to agree with Valveless post.
    Personally, I would start with a tablecloth hammock and experience the 60% of hanging without delay. The most frequent posters here seem to gravitate towards the...
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    I have been larkspuring the rings to the hammock...

    I have been larkspuring the rings to the hammock for years now.I use 1/4 amsteel for the loop. I used 1 in. poly strap with a loop sewn in one end. to set up: around the tree , through the loop and...
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    Certain did it about 8 0r 9 years ago. She posted...

    Certain did it about 8 0r 9 years ago. She posted here regularly.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/member.php/39-Certain
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    I just got home this afternoon. I didn't show up...

    I just got home this afternoon. I didn't show up til Saturday because I had a friends birthday party to attend Monday night in Jacksonville. I was sorry to miss Life scout and C1, but you do what you...
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    I'm going to arrive at Hidden Pond Saturday...

    I'm going to arrive at Hidden Pond Saturday afternoon and stay through Monday morning. So. don't wait up for me tonight.It's going to be quite warm this weekend. So my lightest bag is in order. Bug...
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    I don't actually have to be in Jacksonville until...

    I don't actually have to be in Jacksonville until Monday afternoon. I can camp and pay entry to the Juniper Springs bathhouse to clean up and "deodorize" before driving there Monday. Cool! I get...
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    I guess it's April 30. TSK . I have to go to...

    I guess it's April 30. TSK . I have to go to Jacksonville that weekend.
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    Is there a date set yet? I've read through the...

    Is there a date set yet? I've read through the thread twice and never saw it.

    Thanks
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    I'm sorry, I haven't been following close....

    I'm sorry, I haven't been following close. Tropikal answered you correctly. also, that entry point is not a well marked. There is a stretch of dry lake bed that you have to get intuitive with. (Hard...
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    I would turn it upside down, sew the bottom...

    I would turn it upside down, sew the bottom together , leaving space for the hammock suspension to go through, and then cut off the top (now the bottom) enough to allow entry, making a fronkey bug...
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    I believe I could be corrupted into joining this...

    I believe I could be corrupted into joining this hang. I LOVE hidden pond! I'm following this thread.

    PS you can also get there from the FR to the west with a 2 mile walk or from Juniper Springs...
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    Nice writeup, Jennifer. I am a facebooker, and...

    Nice writeup, Jennifer. I am a facebooker, and found the writeup plus the pictures made a complete and interesting tale.
    Thanks for taking the time.
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    Nice job JEM. The album effect makes it special.

    Nice job JEM. The album effect makes it special.
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    Starion driver what the heck is a x3 and pleat...

    Starion driver
    what the heck is a x3 and pleat each corner. I can't visualize.

    OP I feel a gap is the biggest killer to heating efficiency. In my experience, until the UQ pulls up snug against...
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    Just a FYI 5 or 10 years ago, there was interest...

    Just a FYI
    5 or 10 years ago, there was interest in the asymmetric cut effect on lie. . Several members prototyped the idea. I think the concept originated in the Hennessy use of the word...
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    125324125325125326125327 Another wonderful hang....

    125324125325125326125327
    Another wonderful hang. 13 attended (prox) Everyone brought some food, but Emily (JEM) and Jim outdid themselves a usual. Pulled pork one night and "chili con fritos" the...
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    Family first ,Ron. You and your mother are in my...

    Family first ,Ron. You and your mother are in my prayers.
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    truth be told: escaped a close one. In a fit of...

    truth be told: escaped a close one.
    In a fit of humbleness I decided to do a practice pitch of my tent, since I haven't used it since 2009.
    Lucky I did, since I had forgotten the poles were in a...
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    "I like it Grinder. Looks like you have your gear...

    "I like it Grinder. Looks like you have your gear and a printer in there"

    Actually, I have not yet begun to pack. I just threw a few things in to get an idea of capacity.
    I know it's heretical,...
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    In the sherpa spirit, here's my take on it. Made...

    In the sherpa spirit, here's my take on it. Made from a bicycle child carrier.124840
    124842. I'm loading it up with a lot of stuff. Next best thing to car camping.
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    I did an overnight on the peace river in at zolfo...

    I did an overnight on the peace river in at zolfo springs and out around acadia. the west river bank is state land. we camped a few yards up a small creek tributary. The west side is patrolled by the...
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    i'll bring a bag of charcoal and a pound of bacon

    i'll bring a bag of charcoal and a pound of bacon
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    Hi Jason, I have a Universal. It is WW2 vintage...

    Hi Jason,
    I have a Universal. It is WW2 vintage and made in Japan. An imitation of an early Singer model 15-91 with a new higher horsepower motor....
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    I'm in. Pizzamimi, This event is park and hike...

    I'm in.
    Pizzamimi,
    This event is park and hike in. It's around a mile by the shortest route.
    It's a primitive campsite. Picnic table and a fire ring. bring spade and TP.
    Sherpa is a native...
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    Here's how I did it in a GMC Safari:...

    Here's how I did it in a GMC Safari:
    google.com/photo/AF1QipNa0zoAYmVlLmwi3u2lliRrEXcA6KUHPRzPtqW0
    https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipMgk6n0gBGf_FzL6tapyPkRe-We_RDs1pjgaUKF...
  32. Today's weather shows the front ahead of...

    Today's weather shows the front ahead of predicted schedule and blowing through by around noon with clear skies following. Yeah!!!
    Packing now, C U all this afternoon.
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    used the new top quilt this past weekend. In my...

    used the new top quilt this past weekend. In my hammock, with a good down underquilt (at least 32 deg.) Temps got to around 50 degrees on Saturday and I was warm as toast. (particulars: had on long...
  34. This was a nice hike. Good distances and just the...

    This was a nice hike. Good distances and just the right amount of people. We were discussing hike group size and kind of decided that "huge" was not good. No offense meant to those who Love the "CON"...
  35. "checking my math, I may leave tomorrow and camp...

    "checking my math, I may leave tomorrow and camp at Concession Stand tomorrow (New Years Eve). nearly 20 miles is a bit much for a fat old man with no current training"
    Checking my sanity I retract...
  36. checking my math, I may leave tomorrow and camp...

    checking my math, I may leave tomorrow and camp at Concession Stand tommmorrow (New Years Eve). nearly 20 miles is a bit much for a fat old man with no current training
  37. My scales show a 5 pound gain from holiday eating...

    My scales show a 5 pound gain from holiday eating and relaxing. This calls for action!!
    I will be hiking from the other end on Friday. This means there will be another car available for shuttle back...
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    122010122010122011 observations I should have...

    122010122010122011
    observations
    I should have left 1/4 inch space between seams. Mine were too close and it was hard to cut without screwing up.
    The seam ripping was VERY tedious..

    Clever idea....
  39. I'm in. Need an excuse to skip a neighborhood...

    I'm in. Need an excuse to skip a neighborhood party!!
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    Thanks for the quick reply. Wish me luck, I'm...

    Thanks for the quick reply.
    Wish me luck, I'm going in!!
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    bser272, Great job. two questions (maybe three)...

    bser272,
    Great job. two questions (maybe three)
    How much space did you leave between the old and new seams? Did you make any special effort to move down out of the way?
    Could you post a close up...
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    I'm in for Friday only as well. Looking forward...

    I'm in for Friday only as well. Looking forward to it.
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    here's the map with isabelle labeled: ...

    here's the map with isabelle labeled:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/104978-FL-gt-LWRSF-gt-Arbuckle-gt-Feb-20-22-2015-gt-4th-Annual-Sherpa-Hang/page23

    scroll down
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    I know where it is. I was thinking of the...

    I know where it is. I was thinking of the newcomers looking at the map and scratching their heads.
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    I don't see Isabelle creek campsite marked on...

    I don't see Isabelle creek campsite marked on either maps. Forgive me if my eyes missed it. I believe it's at the end of the light blue trail on map two.
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    I am a lifelong bedtime reader. I have a...

    I am a lifelong bedtime reader.
    I have a headlite and a luci-lite
    My hammock has a ridge line. I NEED glasses to read. I just use my headlite. when I'm done, I hang my glasses and headlite on the...
  47. Thread: Ground mat

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    Tyvek was fine for a ground cloth under my...

    Tyvek was fine for a ground cloth under my hammock, but when I tried to sleep on the ground, dampness came through the tyvek.
    Now, I use a contractors trash bag , with the sides cut and it works...
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    FS: I'll take the Jetboil PCS if it is available.

    I'll take the Jetboil PCS if it is available.
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    I'm pretty open except for a month somewhere in...

    I'm pretty open except for a month somewhere in February and March, which is my travel month. I haven't nailed down specifics yet.

    For some reason, Grinder's Birthday hang settled in my back and...
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    The hang is over. The weather forecast for...

    The hang is over.

    The weather forecast for rain turned out to be "Camelot Rain".
    Friday and Saturday were perfect , blue sky days. Saturday night , at sunset, it clouded up, Thundered and...
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