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  1. Wife, her dog and I at Walls of Jericho on the...

    Wife, her dog and I at Walls of Jericho on the Alabama/Tennessee line. Got there in the evening. Plan---camp at the primative camp away from the trailhead parking then get up early to do the canyon...
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    I cannot sleep at all in an Eno. It forces you to...

    I cannot sleep at all in an Eno. It forces you to lay like a banana. My wife has the Eno and loves it.

    I don't "lights out" in any hammock like I do in my bed, but it's better than being on the...
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    Making a friction fire with a hand drill is a...

    Making a friction fire with a hand drill is a bear. I've never been able to get a good coal. Can with a bow drill. You got some skills to be proud of.
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    Sipsey is a wilderness area an if I'm not...

    Sipsey is a wilderness area an if I'm not mistaken the only hunting allowed in there are occasional, permitted hog culls. Hunting is allowed in the surrounding Bankhead Nat Forest. Right now, it is...
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    Good luck on your hike. I will never get to do a...

    Good luck on your hike. I will never get to do a thru on it, but I have been hitting sections. If I can ever get off from work enough I plan to start at Rebecca Mt to Bulls Gap, then another...
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    Vince, First, thank you for your service. ...

    Vince,

    First, thank you for your service.

    Second, greetings from Alabama.

    Third, I hate you that you can live near one of my favorite places in this world and I can't. :) Not really....
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5HYt-TLFAI&list=U...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5HYt-TLFAI&list=UU6XISqMmcTHXRlhwLawbzSw

    OP, if you just want an inexpensive "starter" bug net hammock to try, my wife and I found this one at Academy Sports for...
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    Excellent report. Thanks. Also.....barking...

    Excellent report. Thanks. Also.....barking dogs....foam ear plugs in the pack.
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    Thank you, there, Evac.

    Thank you, there, Evac.
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    That is a neat rig. A long time ago a hunting...

    That is a neat rig. A long time ago a hunting bud of mine tent camped. He had a small Mazda car, so he made a custom (tiny) trailer. Had a "chuck" box and a "gear" box. Whole rig prolly didn't...
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    Kleinrider, What are you trying to fix? Pic...

    Kleinrider,
    What are you trying to fix? Pic shows when I pull up the page.
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    Our family was recently all reunited. In from...

    Our family was recently all reunited. In from far away was my eldest and her husband. We don't get to see them much, so that is why I decided to post in this thread. BTW, this was a spectacular...
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    MM, If you don't mind me asking....what is the...

    MM, If you don't mind me asking....what is the deal with the extra long trek poles? Got my curiousity up. (also, good video, BTW)
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    I prefer aluminum tubes (for weight savings), but...

    I prefer aluminum tubes (for weight savings), but copper tubes would work fine. On our porch (hammock gear testing zone) I use a half rotten, former-dog- chew wooden stick to anchor whoopies to a...
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    HTH, Wife got ill, so we had to cancel plans...

    HTH,

    Wife got ill, so we had to cancel plans to kayak this weekend in Piedmont, Al. (NE Al.) It's called Terrapin Creek. Outfitter who was going to shuttle us says it's eight miles. We've not...
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    MSvol, Two years ago, my wife and I did a 7...

    MSvol,


    Two years ago, my wife and I did a 7 mile loop from the north trailhead. Started on the Red bike trail about 3 miles, crossed over on the mountain top to the White trail to loop back. ...
  17. I always return from this hang wanting to buy...

    I always return from this hang wanting to buy something new, I love it!

    Got that right. :)

    Rakhan,
    My wife and I got to go to this last one at Cheaha. Got to meet some good folks and got a...
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    We bought two custom tarps from Dale. We got...

    We bought two custom tarps from Dale. We got exactly what we asked for. I looked at the amazing attention to detail. Pondered making something myself, but sewing sil but be like sewing greased...
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    mbiraman, That is some stunning country you...

    mbiraman,

    That is some stunning country you get to inhale. Fortunate fellow, you are. Thanks for sharing.
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    Note....cut and paste these GPS coordinates and...

    Note....cut and paste these GPS coordinates and drop them into Google Maps or Google Earth.

    Park here... N 33.44992 W 85.84261

    CHeaha Falls... N 33.45232 W 85.84977

    Devil Den Falls.... N...
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    Every time I see photos from Oz or NZ just makes...

    Every time I see photos from Oz or NZ just makes me hope to see them before I take the Great Eternal Celestial Dirt Nap. Thanks for taking the time to record and post. Enjoyed watching from the...
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    Rubber straps will likely not be much improvement...

    Rubber straps will likely not be much improvement as electrical insulation than your regular synthetic suspensions. Just suspend from trees that are shorter than their neighbors and stay off hill...
  23. The one I use is the "Equip" brand. Two tone...

    The one I use is the "Equip" brand. Two tone blue. $24. Comes with a suspension, but I replaced that with whoopies, a ridgeline and huggers I bought from Squidbilly in the forum.
  24. My wife has the Eno DN. She absolutely loves the...

    My wife has the Eno DN. She absolutely loves the thing. I can't lay in it more than thirty minutes without feeling discomfort on heels and knees. It will not get flat enough even using a...
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    Whoops....typo'd that kid's Youtube...

    Whoops....typo'd that kid's Youtube handle....Biophthera. Wanted to clarify just in case someone came up with an empty search.
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    Bookmarked the link. Thanks. As to the fly....my...

    Bookmarked the link. Thanks. As to the fly....my youngest has not spent enough time in a hammock to see if it suits her yet, so I'm holding off to see if she will need a ground bivy or a fly for...
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    Nope, other side of the river. LHS, circa 1980. ...

    Nope, other side of the river. LHS, circa 1980. :)
  28. Sorry we had to miss this one. We just did a...

    Sorry we had to miss this one. We just did a first Sipsey hike two months ago. Loved it. Looks like you guys enjoyed. Maybe next time.
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    I've lived near LM lake since the 70's. Even...

    I've lived near LM lake since the 70's. Even went to school with some Tiptons. Small world.
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    Dale, I will investigate that Suwanee thing. ...

    Dale, I will investigate that Suwanee thing. Sounds fun. We learned that marrying camping with the canoe is a fun alternative. It even allows extras you'd not have on a walky hike....like a gas...
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    The earplugs are now a permanent addition to the...

    The earplugs are now a permanent addition to the packs. :) The island is rather unique. The owners have really laid in time and money with it. It even has palm trees.
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    Y'all have mentioned several of my favorites, but...

    Y'all have mentioned several of my favorites, but one I've not seen listed here is Biopthera. Young guy who did a thru on the AT. I like his calm, informed and deliberate manner. Good hike and DYI...
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    Thanks for sharing your story. I lived in...

    Thanks for sharing your story. I lived in Steamboat a couple of years and the winter weather there can go from "fun" to "death" in a short time.

    Sorry you seem to be stuck having to do solo...
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    That loop is a toughie. Particularly that up and...

    That loop is a toughie. Particularly that up and down between Turnipseed and Addams. You earned that cheeseburger! Great pics.

    Wife and I just did a yo-yo from High Falls (Odum Scout Trail) to...
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    AL/Logan Martin Lake/paddle-hang

    We have been wanting to do a canoe/paddle/hammock camp for a while. We hope to eventually paddle/camp the Mound Island Canoe trail above Mobile, Al. in the Tensaw delta. This was an early test prep...
  36. If you have dicey knees I'd suggest doing that...

    If you have dicey knees I'd suggest doing that Bee Branch section north to The Tree lightly loaded. Lots of log jumping on that trail. I got half way and ditched the pack. Wish I would have dumped...
  37. Second to all that FLRider said, above. Also...

    Second to all that FLRider said, above.

    Also agree with the DYI advice. Also to try as many as possible before dropping much money. We went to a couple of group hangs and folks were gracious...
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    A bud of mine, years ago, nodded off one evening...

    A bud of mine, years ago, nodded off one evening while deer hunting. Snoozing soundly against the base of a tree. He was awakened by a young doe that was sniffing his face. The both turned inside...
  39. I'm tripping on your house. I recall Mother...

    I'm tripping on your house. I recall Mother Earth News articles on straw insulated houses, but nothing like you've made there. Outstanding work, there.

    Seems to me that you are no stranger to...
  40. Wife and I just started hiking/camping at OMSP...

    Wife and I just started hiking/camping at OMSP about two years ago. Nice to have a nice mountain ridge view and solitude that close to restaurants and Wallyworld. We just did a hike n hang there in...
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    Yep. Got two sets of those from you.

    Yep. Got two sets of those from you.
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    I like the melted bullet nose idea...will try it....

    I like the melted bullet nose idea...will try it.

    Squid, I know one suspension set I got from you came with wood toggles, but I ended up with one pair of tubes. Could they have been part of one...
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    Totally Tubular Tethered Toggles

    Sorry for the title. Just goofing off.

    I lost some wooden toggles, so I decided to make some out of some aluminum tubing. I've seen were folks have attached these style toggles to the huggers...
  44. Outstanding. Really like that little sail kayak....

    Outstanding. Really like that little sail kayak. Would love to one day add key hopping to the bucket list.
  45. Dale, Are you guys wondering about when they...

    Dale,

    Are you guys wondering about when they are going reopen Chinnabee Lake?
    That campground came up in a conversation with that Wildsouth lady when we were in Sipsey. She told us that the...
  46. My wife's overquilt is actually a Marmot down...

    My wife's overquilt is actually a Marmot down bag that is rated to 32. She uses it normal fashion in her hammock with an UQ.

    I porch tested it one night using it OQ fashion. That bag and a...
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    I totally agree with the engineerios on this...

    I totally agree with the engineerios on this subject. I also use a 3/4 length pad of reflectix, with no ill effect, with an UQ.

    One of Shane's views about "feeling" warmer with just his UQ using...
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    SB, that is a killer pic.

    SB, that is a killer pic.
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    We saw no blazes at all. Just the occasional...

    We saw no blazes at all. Just the occasional trail sign at intersections. Some established camps had rock fire rings. I extinguished our fire, don't know about a set rule. Just a good practice. I...
  50. We were there for the first time last weekend and...

    We were there for the first time last weekend and you got that part right about Bee Branch with the over under. Wish we'd dumped packs much earlier than we did. You cross a downed tree with the...
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