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    Linville Gorge is awesome, but be advised, the...

    Linville Gorge is awesome, but be advised, the National Geographic map for Linville is wrong... You'll have to venture over to LinvilleGorge.net and use their maps. There was also a wildfire last...
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    Thanks for that info. I didn't know there were...

    Thanks for that info. I didn't know there were only two trailheads.
  3. I'd would agree with what PhiDelt said about the...

    I'd would agree with what PhiDelt said about the Cosby side, but I'd be cautious about the trail head parking in Cocke County. I was at Maddron Bald and Albright Grove last Thanksgiving. One cool...
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    Panthertown Valley

    Anyone on here backpacked in Panthertown Valley? I been looking at routes for the so called "Yosemite of The East", and can't decide how I want to loop this small wilderness section. I want to see...
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    I guess pretty soon people be saying, "Show me...

    I guess pretty soon people be saying, "Show me the hammockfax." We'll work on it..
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    Awesome! I'd like go to Rainier one day.

    Awesome! I'd like go to Rainier one day.
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    I had plans to go there before Thanksgiving and...

    I had plans to go there before Thanksgiving and that stupid fire ruined it. :(
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    Linville Gorge is a wonderful place to hang!...

    Linville Gorge is a wonderful place to hang! Welcome aboard.
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    Thanks for all the inputs, guys.

    Thanks for all the inputs, guys.
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    Can anyone vouch that the 1.8 ounce fabric with...

    Can anyone vouch that the 1.8 ounce fabric with Taffeta is more comfortable than a ripstop 1.1? If it's more comfortable I might deal with extra ounces and order it. That night grid color is pretty...
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    Now I Want One

    For weeks I've had the new hammock bug to come and go. Dream Hammock was never on my list, then I looked at Thunderbird and realized it's a one price for a lot of components. I wanted a setup with a...
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    Nice pictures. I wanna go to Colorado!!

    Nice pictures. I wanna go to Colorado!!
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    Only difference is he is bypassing the middle...

    Only difference is he is bypassing the middle man: the bank.
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    Awesome! western NC is the gem of the east!! :)

    Awesome! western NC is the gem of the east!! :)
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    I have plans to hike it the first weekend of...

    I have plans to hike it the first weekend of October. I'm do the 24 miles loop. Have fun with your family and enjoy the weekend! Can't wait for trip report.
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    Put me down as well.

    Put me down as well.
  17. I've hanged my hammock in the backcountry with no...

    I've hanged my hammock in the backcountry with no problem. I've even spoken to lady at backcountry office about hanging near shelter. The shelter is a gray matter, the ruled spurred from overcrowding...
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    Great.. Now I want one for my Tadpole.

    Great.. Now I want one for my Tadpole.
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    I'm new in Alabama and I may try to come to this...

    I'm new in Alabama and I may try to come to this hang. First weekend of October I have a backpacking trip plan in western North Carolina. What all do you guys do at a hang in Alabama? I'm looking to...
  20. Coming in from the Asheville Area, you could hike...

    Coming in from the Asheville Area, you could hike out of Big Creek Ranger Station. I've hanged my hammock at Walnut Bottom (campsite 37), then proceed from there to many different places. Look at...
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    A lot of wonderful qualitative comments. Thanks...

    A lot of wonderful qualitative comments. Thanks guys! Anyone have a picture of their setup with a sock from Warbonnet? he doesn't seem to have it on his website unless it's the spindrift sock that...
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    Cost/Benefit Analysis

    I need some help with this little project. I'm mulling over getting a new hammock setup. I've been looking strongly at two hammock models of the same brand: Warbonnet Traveler and Blackbird.
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  23. Thread: High Wind

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    What if it was the only choice? :laugh: A lot of...

    What if it was the only choice? :laugh: A lot of my trips in the Smokies are near ridges and mountain tops, and you can only camp at designated campsites. Normally I'd carry a tent, but with...
  24. Thread: High Wind

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    High Wind

    I know I made this thread before, but the previous thread were about stakes. I came across an old tip on Backpackers about tying guy-lines to rocks or sticks then burying it a foot under the ground....
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    With two people, I wouldn't worry about about...

    With two people, I wouldn't worry about about bears. Ditch the mace, my friend. I had this conversation with the park ranger, if the shelter is full you are allow to hang around it. However, if it...
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    I ordered some stakes from him as well as dyneema...

    I ordered some stakes from him as well as dyneema and Amsteel Blue. One problem: I don't think I ordered enough ropes. I'll find out at the end of the weekend. I may have to make another order!!!!...
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    That's incredible! The lowest I've been was 18...

    That's incredible! The lowest I've been was 18 degrees in a tent! I don't have the equipment to be comfortable below 15. I can feel cold seeping through my air pad at this temperature. I don't have a...
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    Not necessarily, the manufacturers in China are...

    Not necessarily, the manufacturers in China are just contractors. They fall under the expense category in the financial statements. The owners and a big chunk of the money stays in the U.S. for the...
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    Awesome!!!!

    Awesome!!!!
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    Campsite 69 is an excellent hanging site. I live...

    Campsite 69 is an excellent hanging site. I live near the Smokies as well. Maybe I'll see you all out there one day this year.
  31. Maybe one day I can have a beast as a hiking...

    Maybe one day I can have a beast as a hiking companion with a jacket and pack like yours. I love Grayson Highland. I cannot wait to go back!
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    I bought some stakes the other day from Backwoods...

    I bought some stakes the other day from Backwoods Daydreamer for $1.15 each. The package will arrive today or tomorrow. Heck of a lot cheaper than paying $3 each for MSR. (I'm including local sales...
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    Grand Trunk Modifications

    I made a blog post about my Grand Trunk Mods. Enjoy: http://mtmusings.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/my-hammock-got-a-liposuction/

    The only thing left to do is add the ridge line, procure a cocoon style...
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    Pro Hammock on a Diet

    I'm thinking putting my Pro on a diet. I'm cut bug net and the fabric it sewed too. It will be solid color, no zipper and no bug net. Then original suspension will be replaced by whoopie. Then will...
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    Acceptable as long as the tarp doesn't have...

    Acceptable as long as the tarp doesn't have weight bearing load on it? :lol:
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    I was in middle of posting my post when you...

    I was in middle of posting my post when you posted. Thanks for the respond, now that I understand I can respect the rules and others.
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    Okay, I talked to the lady at the Backcountry...

    Okay, I talked to the lady at the Backcountry Office and she said it was fine if it wasn't a crowded shelter, which is usually case. They made it an unwritten rule (not her exact word it just how it...
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    Why? Not the tent part but the hammock part.

    Why? Not the tent part but the hammock part.
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    Maybe I can get answers from WhiteBlaze. I may...

    Maybe I can get answers from WhiteBlaze. I may join it!
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    Well, they beat me to the punch. I'm still not...

    Well, they beat me to the punch. I'm still not convinced hanging a hammock from the beam of a shelter will stress the shelter in manners it wasn't design for.Many of the shelter walls are built by...
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    I'm on my phone; when I get home I find the link...

    I'm on my phone; when I get home I find the link that outlines what the fees goes toward.
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    Now I'm confused! If the shelter is full, and...

    Now I'm confused! If the shelter is full, and you're thru-hiking you can use a tent in front of a shelter, but not hang a hammock from the shelter's beam because it impacts resource?!?!?...
  43. I like that tent.

    I like that tent.
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    I like your foot box and draft tube. I'm going to...

    I like your foot box and draft tube. I'm going to copy your design except with synthetic, if you don't mind. :D
  45. Question: What the heck is a spindrift?

    Question: What the heck is a spindrift?
  46. Thread: Wind

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    Wind

    Do you guys have issues with tarp taking off like a sail during windy days at high elevation? By high elevation I mean 5,000-6,000 feet which is the highest I'll ever be around here. I theorized that...
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    Glad I saw this, I'm planning to make a single...

    Glad I saw this, I'm planning to make a single layer 5oz Climashield with 1.1oz ripstop nylon as the shell. I calculated a 14.4oz weight not counting grossgain, and some other miscellaneous. That's 4...
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    It's only like a 2-3 hours drive and I wanna go,...

    It's only like a 2-3 hours drive and I wanna go, but not sure if I can actually make it.
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    So, help an accountant understand engineering...

    So, help an accountant understand engineering concept. The more angle the hammock has when tied to tree, the less stress an occupant puts on the hammock? I have practically use my hammock at a zero...
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    If you're going to be in Pigeon Forge you'll be...

    If you're going to be in Pigeon Forge you'll be hard pressed to find a better hiking ground than the Smoky Mountain. There is also Nantahala National Forest and Pisgah in Western North Carolina.
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