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  1. Superb recon mission, boys! I love it when the...

    Superb recon mission, boys! I love it when the trail goes from strenuously technical to stoopid steep! Thanks!
  2. I have started walking again :) It feels weird...

    I have started walking again :)
    It feels weird and probably looks weirder, but I know my forum friends won't laugh (too hard) if I come hobbling in to the enchanted forest. I am psyched! And...
  3. Nature's refrigerator :) Just remember to...

    Nature's refrigerator :)
    Just remember to consume everything you chill in it!
  4. Running Feather, you need to come get me and let...

    Running Feather, you need to come get me and let me chill on the porch with you! It would be outside time than I've had in 7 weeks!
  5. There is time to get better and stronger, but...

    There is time to get better and stronger, but right now I feel like I need one of these:106362
  6. [QUOTE=Running Feather;1433917]Pretty cool that...

    [QUOTE=Running Feather;1433917]Pretty cool that you were instantly selected as a fair and impartial judge

    A fair and impartial judge...what other kinds of contests would be entertaining out in the...
  7. Primer: check. Charge: check. What is to used to...

    Primer: check. Charge: check. What is to used to detonate this unholy blast? 12 ounces of ale?
  8. Thanks, babe

    Thanks, babe
  9. Bump on the sign up sheet, please

    Bump on the sign up sheet, please
  10. Best directions EVER. See you and Lump and the...

    Best directions EVER. See you and Lump and the babies there! I'll probably leave my babies at home.
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    i would totally say yes if you offered me a seat!

    i would totally say yes if you offered me a seat!
  12. yippeee! I will have to see what kind of weekend...

    yippeee! I will have to see what kind of weekend rotation we're on and see if Oscar wants to come. He has lots of sports stuff on Saturdays lately.
  13. Oscar is really being cool. He is walking the...

    Oscar is really being cool. He is walking the dog, fetching me water, not farting in my face. Sweet as he could be! I am binge watching Netflix and studying some for my new job. That I worked at for...
  14. Just be gentle, HB!

    Just be gentle, HB!
  15. D'awww! :lol:

    D'awww! :lol:
  16. Hot Lips, Could your chuckwagon be borrowed for...

    Hot Lips,
    Could your chuckwagon be borrowed for use as an invalid wagon? lol, I'm kidding!
  17. That picture is the best! And was my first...

    That picture is the best! And was my first thought when I read Hot Lips question about the cart.
    Hot Lips, wear shoes you can get wet and don't put more in one trip than you can hoist and carry...
  18. I think I am going to squeak in on Saturday...

    I think I am going to squeak in on Saturday night! I have a new 2nd job that I will be starting that morning, but I should be done in time to get to Hot Springs for the campfire and hot dogs. I am...
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    Wow! Those are really nice portraits! Thanks for...

    Wow! Those are really nice portraits! Thanks for taking them! Annie is so cute chewing on her pine cone :)
  20. 1 2 Trail Hikers: Friday night-Saturday 2 BigA:...

    1 2 Trail Hikers: Friday night-Saturday
    2 BigA: Sat AM - Saturday PM
    1 Brother Bones (FIMB): Friday midday-Sunday midday
    1 Carolinasbackpacker: Thursday PM-Sunday
    1 cf1383: Thursday AM-Saturday...
  21. Count me in on the fun! I'll be solo, so I hope...

    Count me in on the fun! I'll be solo, so I hope someone knows how to juggle :)
    I really want to have a look at Cedar Rock Falls and the summit of John's Rock this year!
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    Well done! If you have photos, you have an...

    Well done! If you have photos, you have an audience here!
  23. I've always wanted to camp at Roan Mtn. Fellow...

    I've always wanted to camp at Roan Mtn. Fellow hammockers would be great!
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    I like that a lot! Get ready to be copied :)

    I like that a lot! Get ready to be copied :)
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    Wonderful! Your seams are pro quality neat :) I...

    Wonderful! Your seams are pro quality neat :) I like the doming effect of the poles, but I wouldn't want to backpack them. Great job!
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    I've seen some awesome ones made with plastic...

    I've seen some awesome ones made with plastic sheeting from the hardware store, like for painting drop cloth or vapor barrier. There were some good photos on a DIY thread of a tarp made from 2 shower...
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    I love having an umbrella on the trail. I would...

    I love having an umbrella on the trail. I would love to upgrade my little $6 Wal-mart umbrella for a Go Lite Chrome Dome, but until then...I'll keep on trucking. In the shade, and out of the rain.
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    the hammock

    the hammock
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    First Double Layer hammmock

    I finished and tested this giant in the rain on Saturday. It is ENORMOUS. It's a double layer, 1.9 oz/yd nylon hammock. I used the DIY Gear Supply instructions. It's for a friend who has had 2 other...
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    I noticed you have a screw lock ring hanging on...

    I noticed you have a screw lock ring hanging on the open end of an s type hook, like from some truck tie downs. That looks kinda scary. You could roll over in your sleep and the locked ring could pop...
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    I've had my window of my car broken on Curtis...

    I've had my window of my car broken on Curtis Creek Parkway, nice creek-side car camping south of Mt. Mitchell, NC.
    I don't think I had anything valuable in my car and didn't notice anything...
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    I have ordered from DIY Gear Supply and been...

    I have ordered from DIY Gear Supply and been astounded to find the product in my mail box the next day. I'm not saying that happens every time, but WOW! They have my business for life.
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    My dad grew up in Dudley! Welcome from the...

    My dad grew up in Dudley! Welcome from the mountains!
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    +1 on the positive attitudes! Hooked me, also....

    +1 on the positive attitudes! Hooked me, also.
    Welcome to moderating, Yukon and thanks for taking on the responsibility.
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    FIMB, Gosh knows my technique is in dire need! I...

    FIMB,
    Gosh knows my technique is in dire need! I just need a technique! I never really got my feet off the ground:sleep:

    Workshop instructor's website, shamless plug for some great stuff!...
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    Shug, you have birthed so many of us into the...

    Shug, you have birthed so many of us into the world of hammocks! I,too, watched and learned, nourished by your wisdom and expertise, and I ventured into DIY hammananigans and have never looked back!...
  37. I have a Kelty Coyote back pack and I have loved...

    I have a Kelty Coyote back pack and I have loved it. Mine is a women's size and it's about 12 years old. Great pockets, adjust ability and durability. Kinda heavy
  38. NoT this weekend, then!

    NoT this weekend, then!
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    Well, I'll be in Baltimore, learning new Combat...

    Well, I'll be in Baltimore, learning new Combat Systema moves from the guy that originated it, Kevin Secours, that weekend. >SO excited<
    Only time he'll be instructing in the US this year. Google...
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    +1 more on the rubbing dirt on it, then making...

    +1 more on the rubbing dirt on it, then making sure you store the straps separately.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/2/4/7/8/4/2012-09-11_17-49-30_774-1.jpg

    That's my stuff sack I...
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    Me, too! I have two silnylon tarps and I like...

    Me, too! I have two silnylon tarps and I like them both for different situations. I don't think I would have been able to afford to "experiment" with cuben to determine my likes and dislikes.
  42. Appalachian Wildflowers guide book

    Appalachian Wildflowers guide book
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    Well, the 11'x11' tarp is enormous! It was used...

    Well, the 11'x11' tarp is enormous! It was used this weekend by someone else, so I actually did not put it up or see it much. There was no rain, but it looked pretty wet from dew the morning I looked...
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    You can make a DIY gathered end for next to...

    You can make a DIY gathered end for next to nothing. PM me and maybe I'll just make one for you!
  45. I think I know what you're asking and it's about...

    I think I know what you're asking and it's about BARE SKIN:lol:
    I sleep w some bare skin directly on the hammock, but I do sometimes sweat on my hammock. I have a DIY gathered end, nuthin fancy, so...
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    I just ordered the 11' x 11' camo tarp and will...

    I just ordered the 11' x 11' camo tarp and will be putting it to the test this weekend on a martial arts workshop in the wilderness. Snare's Campfire!

    http://www.mountainforge.org/workshops.html
    ...
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    This a scrap of poncho liner I found at a fabric...

    This a scrap of poncho liner I found at a fabric store. It is just a little patch and it is just enough for midsummer evenings. Cost me practically nothing :shades:
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    PappyAmos, not it. There is a photo link at the...

    PappyAmos, not it. There is a photo link at the beginning of the thread. I've had that pad for years, so I'm thinking it is just a discontinued product. I use the pad more to spread things out and...
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    That pad is perfect! I love the way it rolls (and...

    That pad is perfect! I love the way it rolls (and unrolls) so easy. Mine is cut down to a width that doesn't catch on bushes while I hike, since I strap it to the bottom outside my pack. I overdid it...
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    Are these pads still for sale?

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/1/2/5/7/hf_walmart_pad_002_thumb.jpg

    I have one of these pads, cut down to a smaller size, for backpacking and I love it. I never see these for sale...
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