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  1. Uh, oh. Does this mean there will be no...

    Uh, oh. Does this mean there will be no showering with pigs?
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    I used to do that but guys kept leaving their...

    I used to do that but guys kept leaving their wives as a "deposit." Problem is that they kept the book and never returned to claim their wives. :)
  3. Gunner: Doctors are bad for your health. They...

    Gunner: Doctors are bad for your health. They just keep poking and prodding until they find something wrong.

    Nurses (aka Hotlips), on the other hand, are always cooking up something good to eat.
  4. I just signed up. Looking forward to some cool...

    I just signed up. Looking forward to some cool weather and seeing everybody.
  5. Thread: Too Hot To Hang

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    Hot? What's hot?? 133581

    Hot? What's hot??

    133581
  6. Ha, ha, ha! I pondered this comment for three...

    Ha, ha, ha! I pondered this comment for three days before I got it. ... slow
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    The way traffic flows in the New York City area,...

    The way traffic flows in the New York City area, it seems to me that the only campsite within 90 minutes drive from Long Island is in the middle of Central Park. :)
  8. I'm in. Thanks for setting this up.

    I'm in. Thanks for setting this up.
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    Are you hanging in the same area that the...

    Are you hanging in the same area that the "dreaded black strap snake" is nesting?
  10. Here's a link to last year's Grayson Highlands...

    Here's a link to last year's Grayson Highlands trip report: ...
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    I made the mistake of hanging on top of a briar...

    I made the mistake of hanging on top of a briar bush one night. Since I'm anal about LNT, I tried to tie down the briars to keep them away from my hammock.

    By morning, my double layer WBBB was...
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    Consider Lassiter Trail at Merchants Millpond...

    Consider Lassiter Trail at Merchants Millpond State Park in northeastern North Carolina. It's roughly a 90 minute drive from most Hampton Roads locations.
    ...
  13. Good vid, Gunner! Love your choice of music.

    Good vid, Gunner! Love your choice of music.
  14. Thanks for the pics, Gunner. I'm feeling a lot...

    Thanks for the pics, Gunner. I'm feeling a lot less stressed right now.
  15. Good write-up, Gunner. Thanks! Now, since I'm...

    Good write-up, Gunner. Thanks!

    Now, since I'm enjoying this vicariously ... WE NEED PICS!

    (Thank you)
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    Raise the feet and increase the angle of your...

    Raise the feet and increase the angle of your suspension at both ends.
  17. Arrrgh! (Achoo! Cough. Cough. Sniffle.) It...

    Arrrgh! (Achoo! Cough. Cough. Sniffle.)

    It started out as just hay fever, I thought. But, this morning its a full blown cold.

    I will not be at the hang. I'm crawling under the covers and...
  18. I need a larger car to carry all my gear.

    I need a larger car to carry all my gear.
  19. The cost of front row campfire seats just...

    The cost of front row campfire seats just skyrocketed.
  20. I am told that the alligators are already quaking...

    I am told that the alligators are already quaking in their mud.
  21. I will bring mine plus a spare for anyone who...

    I will bring mine plus a spare for anyone who wants to give it a try.
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    Dutch is partial to idiots. He sure helped me...

    Dutch is partial to idiots. He sure helped me once.
  23. And congrats on you 60 days of layoff unpay!

    And congrats on you 60 days of layoff unpay!
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    And Gunner deserves every penny of it! ...

    And Gunner deserves every penny of it!

    Congrats on all of your new adventures. So sad to hear that you are suspending operations.
  25. This is a family site. My response will have to...

    This is a family site. My response will have to wait for the campfire.
  26. Yep. All of my ex-wives are very confused.

    Yep. All of my ex-wives are very confused.
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    Consider the stains to be proud battle scars.

    Consider the stains to be proud battle scars.
  28. Sounds like a good deal. Congratulations

    Sounds like a good deal. Congratulations
  29. So, Tacoma, how much did you pay for your new...

    So, Tacoma, how much did you pay for your new boat?
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    Maybe you should keep an eye on the Terminator...

    Maybe you should keep an eye on the Terminator this weekend. :sneaky:
  31. That's a nice looking boat. Glass or Kevlar?

    That's a nice looking boat. Glass or Kevlar?
  32. Its one of the most beautiful paddle trails in...

    Its one of the most beautiful paddle trails in North Carolina.
  33. The north end of the pond goes four to five miles...

    The north end of the pond goes four to five miles up Bennetts Creek (IF it is not blocked ... and that's a big "if"). It is slow going, though, with lots of narrow twists and turns. A wonderful...
  34. Yup. You've missed important discussions of...

    Yup. You've missed important discussions of alligators and snoring. Welcome back!
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    Welcome from the Outer Banks.

    Welcome from the Outer Banks.
  36. The gators have been active in Alligator River...

    The gators have been active in Alligator River NWR since early March. They sound like a bunch of hogs looking for food.
  37. I hope to make this hang, though my schedule for...

    I hope to make this hang, though my schedule for Thursday is uncertain at this time.
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    One of the top reasons that people quit the AT is...

    One of the top reasons that people quit the AT is that they do not have enough money. If you do not have enough money for a comfortable sleep system, are you really prepared for this trip?
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    Way to go, Mac!

    Way to go, Mac!
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    Welcome from the Outer Banks!

    Welcome from the Outer Banks!
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    +1 What gunner76 said.

    +1 What gunner76 said.
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    I have a DIY "imitation" MollyMac canvas sock...

    I have a DIY "imitation" MollyMac canvas sock with SEEP. It has served me well through several coastal winter storms.

    I store my boots in the flap pockets. It is a handy place to keep them and...
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    Trying to contact Pappy Amos

    Pappy Amos -- I'm attempting to contact you. PM sent. -- OBXh2o
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    Can the new site bring back Dutch Hooks? Perhaps...

    Can the new site bring back Dutch Hooks? Perhaps in about two weeks? :)
  45. Here's a link to a trip report for Frosty Butt...

    Here's a link to a trip report for Frosty Butt 2016 featuring a few pics of butts thawing in Friday's mild temperatures: ...
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    NC; Merchants Millpond Frosty Butt 2016

    With temps in the 50's, Frosty Butts are thawing but that's not stopping the fun. Here are a few pics from Friday at the (thawing) Frosty Butt 2016.
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  47. Thread: AZ Hang spots?

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    I once did some hiking and hanging in the Gila...

    I once did some hiking and hanging in the Gila Wilderness in (I think) the White Mountains.
  48. Thread: Webbing Article

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    Good stuff. Thanks.

    Good stuff. Thanks.
  49. Outer Banks ... we got your snow!

    Want to test your gear? My back yard is available tonight.

    We got your snow! But get here fast. It's likely to be gone by noon tomorrow. :)

    We got perhaps an inch. My guess is that...
  50. Don't worry too much about the snakes. I've been...

    Don't worry too much about the snakes. I've been camping at Merchants Millpond for almost twenty years and never witnessed anybody get bit. (There was one remarkable scream when a woman came across...
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