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    I use a poncho liner top quilt most of the summer...

    I use a poncho liner top quilt most of the summer and a modded polysilk sleeping bag liner for the warmest nights. Here are links to a couplek of blog post I put together about both...
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  2. OK, that does it. I've got to get down there for...

    OK, that does it. I've got to get down there for a weekend soon. I live way too close not to.
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    I Love a Rainy Night

    New blog post up! Had a great time hanging in the rain last night with my youngest daughter. Check it out at: https://getoutga.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/i-love-a-rainy-night/
  4. Here's a link to a blog post I put together a...

    Here's a link to a blog post I put together a while back that describes the way I put together my 'starter' set-up. Keep in mind that is just the way that I went about it and its geared more toward...
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    Thanks guys. I think she had a pretty good time....

    Thanks guys. I think she had a pretty good time. She's a budding photographer so I told her to make sure that she had her camera in her pack. She shot 200+ photos (thank God for digital cameras!!)...
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    Back to the Bend

    Its been a while since I posted a trip report. Took a day hike yesterday with my youngest daughter at Chattahoochee Bend State Park near our home Newnan, Ga. No hanging this time around but the...
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    Guess I'm non-traditional...

    Guess I'm non-traditional...
  8. Thread: Sticker Shock

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    As always on this forum, you're getting plenty of...

    As always on this forum, you're getting plenty of good information to get you pointed in the right direction.

    I'll throw this out. I wrote this piece about low cost hammock camping for my blog a...
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    Jacket over the footbox (and feets) has to be my...

    Jacket over the footbox (and feets) has to be my favorite Shug-trick. Finally I can keep 'em as warm as the rest of me on cold winter nights...
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    Apparently I was on the nice list this year. Got...

    Apparently I was on the nice list this year. Got a Hubsan X4 quadcopter (still learning to fly), a UCO tealight candle lantern, a pocket rocket stove knock-off, some pipe tobacco and some Dutch...
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    Count me in!

    Count me in!
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    If you're headin' back out I-20 dirtwheels has...

    If you're headin' back out I-20 dirtwheels has suggested a good possibility in John Tanner Park. We've camped there a time or two. Pretty nice place.

    Cheaha SP over near Bham should offer some...
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    Depends on what you consider to be close. Unicoi...

    Depends on what you consider to be close. Unicoi State Park and Vogel State Park are a little over an hour away from Alpharetta. Unicoi has some walk-in sites (not backpacking sites, just not sites...
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    Might want to give Climashield Apex a good look...

    Might want to give Climashield Apex a good look...
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    Glad is wasn't any of our HF folks.

    Glad is wasn't any of our HF folks.
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    Did y'all hear anything about the guy that fell...

    Did y'all hear anything about the guy that fell from the cliffs over the weekend? Saw something on one of the ATL news websites this morning but not much detail...
  17. What?! Oh crap, I've been doing it wrong!! So...

    What?! Oh crap, I've been doing it wrong!! So have the 5 or 6 other folks I've modded blue and brown poly tarps for. Next thing you know I'm gonna learn that we have to have down/argon summer...
  18. Time to start making my Christmas wish list. ...

    Time to start making my Christmas wish list. This is exactly what I've been looking for to replace the rings in my straps & rings suspension. Really didn't want to have my straps (more or less)...
  19. Wish I could make it (will only be about 35 miles...

    Wish I could make it (will only be about 35 miles away but no time to get away). Looks like y'all are gonna have great weather.

    if anyone is interested, here's an entry I posted to my blog from a...
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    Made one very similar two or three years ago. ...

    Made one very similar two or three years ago. They're a bit heavy and bulky but they'll keep you dry. Well done!
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    I'll second the poncho liner UQ. If you have...

    I'll second the poncho liner UQ. If you have some DIY skills a couple of inexpensive sleeping bags can be turned into a nice underquilt and top quilt or a single bag can be made into a peapod. A...
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    Glad to see someone else got some mileage out of...

    Glad to see someone else got some mileage out of that post.

    I believe your corners will hold up equally as well as mine if not better. Since I made that one I've made several other rectangular...
  23. I'm one of those folks that like a full length...

    I'm one of those folks that like a full length UQ. Mine is a climashield quilt so its a bit bulkier and probably a little heavier than a similar size down quilt. I was in the market for a new pack...
  24. Don't mock the Croc... People mock my lime...

    Don't mock the Croc...

    People mock my lime green crocs. I think they're jealous.
  25. Crap, forgot the link... ...

    Crap, forgot the link...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?29919-Cat-Cut-Hex-Tarp-on-the-Cheap&highlight=tarp+cheap

    Another cheap tarp possibility...Tyvek Home Wrap...not...
  26. Sounds like you've got some DIY skills. Here's...

    Sounds like you've got some DIY skills. Here's an inexpensive route to a decent tarp. Not the lightest but no grommets and it'll keep you dry.
  27. OK, that makes sense. I'm pretty happy with my...

    OK, that makes sense.

    I'm pretty happy with my straps and rings but have been dropped a few times when I've slipped up and not added the slippery half hitch. My youngest daughter sometimes...
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    Hey, if you ever figure out what the total cost...

    Hey, if you ever figure out what the total cost is let us know. I don't think anyone here has figured that out yet
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    Welcome to the club...

    Welcome to the club...
  30. A question for those using cinch buckles... Do...

    A question for those using cinch buckles... Do you leave your straps threaded through the buckles and just remove the strap from around the tree (assuming you're using Dutch clips of carabiners) or...
  31. Thank you sir. Will definitely be looking into a...

    Thank you sir. Will definitely be looking into a pair.
  32. Hey MountainMan, sorry to threadjack but what...

    Hey MountainMan, sorry to threadjack but what kind of socks were those you were wearing. Found out about a month or so ago that I have PF in my right foot. Stretches, ice and boot/shoe inserts are...
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    Too funny!! Probably a good thing I don't have a...

    Too funny!! Probably a good thing I don't have a sprinkler system in my yard. I'd forget to turn it off for sure.

    Several years back the Bike Ride Across Georgia started from the Georgia Tech...
  34. Here's a little blog piece about how I went about...

    Here's a little blog piece about how I went about how I went about putting a complete set-up together for a couple hundred sheckels. Have upgraded some of the bits and pieces since but you can get...
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    Welcome Rufus. I'm in Newnan. Where in W. GA...

    Welcome Rufus. I'm in Newnan. Where in W. GA are you?
  36. We both live in the same climate, in fact, if...

    We both live in the same climate, in fact, if you're ITP, there's a pretty good chance nights might be a little cooler here in Newnan on any given night (we're also in a low place). We've been...
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    Hmmm, interesting. I've tried all the other...

    Hmmm, interesting. I've tried all the other things you mentioned but the old pebble and string method still works better. Your idea does look promising...
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    Family hang...awsome!

    Family hang...awsome!
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    If a blue poly tarp isn't too heavy and you can...

    If a blue poly tarp isn't too heavy and you can do a bit of DYI, you might want to give something like this a try: ...
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    My PLUQ stuffs down to 8X12, more or less and...

    My PLUQ stuffs down to 8X12, more or less and weighs about 24 oz. PLTQ stuffs down somewhat smaller (I've cut it down a bit) and weighs about 15 oz. I put together a blog post a while back about...
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    The PLUQ/PLTQ combination works well for me into...

    The PLUQ/PLTQ combination works well for me into early to mid summer then the PLTQ gives way to a polysilk sleeping bag liner. Weight goes way down using the liner but thats about the time I have to...
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    Coulda been worse. At least there weren't any...

    Coulda been worse. At least there weren't any rocks or roots...
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    Man I hate to hear this. Keith helped me out on...

    Man I hate to hear this. Keith helped me out on a couple of different orders, seemed like a great guy. Condolences to his family and to Dutch...
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    I had actually dropped one corner of mine and was...

    I had actually dropped one corner of mine and was about to drop the other corner when we heard a tree snap nearby. We didn't know how much longer the wind was going to last so we decided not to...
  45. Thread: Pillow

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    I like a pillow myself. Have tried inflatables...

    I like a pillow myself. Have tried inflatables (Montbell and some other cheapie brand that I don't recall) and a couple with synthetic fill and never have been quite happy. This spring I picked up...
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    Nice setup! I've used a couple of inflatable...

    Nice setup!

    I've used a couple of inflatable pillows (Montbell and a cheapie) and didn't care for them. I picked up a Thermarest down pillow earlier this year and love it. YMMV.
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    LOL, no, we know Jared pretty well and know we...

    LOL, no, we know Jared pretty well and know we don't have much to worry about. Besides, if he were to try anything inappropriate, he'd have more to worry about from his momma than me. She'd hurt...
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    It Was a Dark and Stormy Night...

    Its been a while since I posted a trip report. Took a backpacking trip this weekend with my oldest daughter's boyfriend. :scared:

    Check it out at...
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    I'm from Newnan and there are a few places...

    I'm from Newnan and there are a few places relatively close by that you might be interested in. Chattahoochee Bend State Park isn't too far and is hammock friendly, especially in the walk-in (back...
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    Same here. Only use a bug net a few nights in...

    Same here. Only use a bug net a few nights in the summer more often than not. Usually when its warm enough for the little buggers to still be active by the time I settle in I'm beginning to look...
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