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    Bring a tent....not on the list....

    Bring a tent....not on the list....
  2. I learned to always hang my underquilt, even just...

    I learned to always hang my underquilt, even just a summer one. It is easier to adjust in the hammock at 2 AM, then getting up to dig out and hang a UQ.
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    Look at the Buffalo National River. My first...

    Look at the Buffalo National River. My first trip, we put in at "Tyler Bend" (national camp ground) and had a river company deliver our truck 4 days later. We canoed down to the White River. Very...
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    bummer on it expiring.

    bummer on it expiring.
  5. the one about cold in the comments?

    the one about cold in the comments?
  6. Article about youth in North Texas, hanging out in hammocks for the summer

    click this
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    some straps DO stretch. But those are the cheap...

    some straps DO stretch. But those are the cheap ones that you don't want to be using anyway. Get some tree straps from any of the Hammock vendors and there will be zero (ok.... 0.000001 percent...
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    Normal even the first few nights while...

    Normal even the first few nights while backpacking. I've started to tank up on water when I first get to camp. Step off the two trees for the hammock. Check for widow makers and such. Take off...
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    and remember, NOT on the Toggle, on the knot...

    and remember, NOT on the Toggle, on the knot (formed and held by the toggle).
    My last trip, I used a carbon arrow shaft with no issues on one side. The other side, I got a magnesium fire-starter...
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    I messed around with hangs until I found what...

    I messed around with hangs until I found what worked. Then, pace that off (large-ish strides). 6 strides is about minimum.....8 is stretching things a bit. The tree straps, MSH, UCRS, all adjust...
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    Depends. Not wet and no chance of rain within an...

    Depends. Not wet and no chance of rain within an hour, then S (tree straps around tree), H (built in netting, UCR's are attached to the hammock), then toss in the TQ and deploy the UQ. Then, at...
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    ^^ LOL When out Orienteering, there are some...

    ^^ LOL

    When out Orienteering, there are some city parks that used to be farms. there are always trees around with old barb wire embedded in the bark. Some of those trees were probably saplings...
  13. SV, you're correct, that low water bridge just...

    SV, you're correct, that low water bridge just north (1/4 mile?) of AP is where we drove across and went on to the west. My map has it as a FR512, along Long Creek and eventually a Y to that FR912. ...
  14. The FS road along Blaylock, shows on my maps as...

    The FS road along Blaylock, shows on my maps as FR106. That road has the Winding Stair parking area, and goes west over to where Bard Springs is and the Caney Creek trail. My first trip there, we...
  15. The Eagle Rock Loop (ERL) is actually three...

    The Eagle Rock Loop (ERL) is actually three trails put together to make a loop. The Albert Big-Fork (ABF) is 8 miles, with 6 mountains. It was a mail route! (Donkeys). I think it is blazed white?...
  16. Which Delorme plan are you on? I was on the...

    Which Delorme plan are you on? I was on the Freedom plan that was like $39 a month. I set it up last fall, intending on two trips. Didn't make it last fall, but left the plan alone. I just...
  17. One item I like about my DL, I take off my sweaty...

    One item I like about my DL, I take off my sweaty shirt, socks, pants and put them into the double layer, under my legs. They don't really dry out much, well merino wool does. But in the AM.....I...
  18. I was camped father south than the jeep tracks...

    I was camped father south than the jeep tracks you speaking about. But good information. I've got Charlie's maps. If you have them, I was someplace along the Little Mo, just past the second...
  19. My second night, might have been around where you...

    My second night, might have been around where you were. I was about 1 mile short of the second Little Mo/Crooked Creek crossing. Large flat area with like 2 fire rings. That old wagon trail along...
  20. Nice! Where did you start from going which way?...

    Nice! Where did you start from going which way?
    I started 4:15 PM on Sunday June 5 at the Upper Little Mo trail head (Hit the mountains first). Hiked hard and too fast to Blaylock (7 PM) set up...
  21. Whippoorwills! We didn't have them bad on the...

    Whippoorwills! We didn't have them bad on the upper river. but one night we were near the little town of Rusk and ....OMG....Yeah. dumb bird started at 10 PM......Finally shut up at 2 AM when a...
  22. Thread: AT thru hike?

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    Dutch did it! On Trail Journals, 2008, Certain. ...

    Dutch did it! On Trail Journals, 2008, Certain. Good writer, did the AT with a hammock and "preached" the hammock life along the way.

    CLICK THIS
  23. I've canoed it twice. Tyler Bend to the White...

    I've canoed it twice. Tyler Bend to the White one year, in my WBBB. Next year, we put in at Kyles landing and went down to Tyler bend. I mentioned it to my buddy that I did it with.....he said...
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    Shake out, dry off with shamwow (only if it isn't...

    Shake out, dry off with shamwow (only if it isn't raining/misting), then into the Mountain Goat Mesh snake skins. It all goes into the outer pouch on the backpack, wet or dry.
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    Nice video. I've canoed the Buffalo, First year...

    Nice video. I've canoed the Buffalo, First year we went in at Tyler bend and out at the White River. REMOTE. Only two camp area's that I remember and no phone. The other year we went in at...
  26. Happy Birthday young man (I think we b the same...

    Happy Birthday young man (I think we b the same age....as the bones creak)....
    You still using the Canon for these? Canon Powershot ELPH110 HS??
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    I have an older WBBB, original style, 1.7 DL. A...

    I have an older WBBB, original style, 1.7 DL. A few needle holes along the right foot box and left by the shoulder where I had some elastic sewn on for a while. You have to look close to find them....
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    Nice film work. but the actors are TERRIBLE......:lol:
    Saw the part from the Gorge off Facebook.....WOW.....
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    Hi! From the DFW area. It's not an addiction. ...

    Hi! From the DFW area. It's not an addiction. I can't believe anyone said that. Cruel, uncalled for. All of us can quit, anytime. Really. No, I'm not joking (wait....looking over at...
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    What others said. Put up tarp first. I keep the...

    What others said. Put up tarp first. I keep the tarp in some snake skins on the outside pocket. So I goes up before the pack is opened. On the hammock, I use some dutch TI clips on the tree...
  31. here...

    here
    http://ouachitamaps.com/picture_library/Eagle%20Rock/Eagle%20Rock%20Map%20East%20lg.jpg

    There are two fords, one is to the north of the Winding Stair camera icon. Then, a little south of...
  32. hey, A few buddies of mine tried the ERL, during...

    hey,
    A few buddies of mine tried the ERL, during a downpour. I've hiked it with GoSpidy and Caveman, in the rain. But not when the rivers were up. We passed the Little Mo deep crossings before...
  33. the rule of thumb is over 4.5, is an issue. ...

    the rule of thumb is over 4.5, is an issue.

    There are two crossings down stream on the Little mo, around the Winding Stair area. The first, crosses Blaylock creek first, then the river. The...
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    first thing hit my sick mind when I read the...

    first thing hit my sick mind when I read the subject......
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    Howdy! (must type 10 characters)

    Howdy! (must type 10 characters)
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    and they allow the bag to simply stay on the...

    and they allow the bag to simply stay on the item. One less thing to keep up with. Open one end, attach to tree. walk to other tree holding the bag and the item (tarp or hammock) pulls out. Open...
  37. sorry to hear of the fire. Insurance help with...

    sorry to hear of the fire. Insurance help with replacements? I'm pretty sure any Blackbird, DL, accepts a pad. I have two old styles BB and they both can have a pad slipped in. I'm pretty sure...
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    Check out Backpacking Arkansas web site also. A...

    Check out Backpacking Arkansas web site also. A whole sub-forum on the ERL. Also, the water gauge is hot-linked under "Stream crossings". The ERL, walks along the Little Mo. Then the Viles Branch...
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    When I do that, I just go to the Quick Links and...

    When I do that, I just go to the Quick Links and do the "today's post".....then, look for what I'd MEANT to read before I clicked "mark all".
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    Thank you! Not sure how I missed your first...

    Thank you! Not sure how I missed your first post. A buddy and I talked of going out there. But he thought "no way can you hang". (he's a tent person)
  41. Dang. I think the gobernment needs to look into...

    Dang. I think the gobernment needs to look into Dutch and his attempts at cornering the hammock market.....
  42. Oh, looking forward to a trip report! Over on...

    Oh, looking forward to a trip report!
    Over on Backpacking Arkansas, they have been doing a lot of trail maintenance.
    One question for you, is if you find that bathroom open there at Albert Pike. ...
  43. also remember, no one will need to carry very...

    also remember, no one will need to carry very much water. The Little Mo trail, is along the river. So is the Viles Branch (easy rock hops). The ABF/mountains, at the bottom of each is a creek to...
  44. I hope to head to ERL, in May. Will be my third...

    I hope to head to ERL, in May. Will be my third trip. You should hit up Backpacking Arkansas. Check, the water gauge at Langley. And I hope you already know, there is no overnight parking at...
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    Saw it posted on the Backpacking Arkansas site,...

    Saw it posted on the Backpacking Arkansas site, no more patches.
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    So you need a tarp? Sounds like you have enough...

    So you need a tarp? Sounds like you have enough to start out. I would just get a used tarp from this forum. You can get a fronkey style bug net for the hammock. Some straps, use the buckle...
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    I like my TI Dutch clips. I put a few thread...

    I like my TI Dutch clips. I put a few thread stitches in them to keep them attached. I've watched people thread the loop, in the pouring rain. Takes some time, versus just reach around tree, clip,...
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    I've got no experience with the Eno. But I have...

    I've got no experience with the Eno. But I have three Black Birds. The XLC is very nice. But so is the regular black birds. All mine are the DL, Double layer. The material is based on your...
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    Nice! One thing I quickly got in the habit of...

    Nice! One thing I quickly got in the habit of with whoppies and UCR's....take the hammock, put the gathered end under my arm and clamp down, step towards the tree, to put slack on the whoppie/ucr. ...
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    do you mean Mule Tape? some people are using it...

    do you mean Mule Tape? some people are using it in the half-inch or wider, for tree straps for their hammocks.
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