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    May not be able to make it as a roofing...

    May not be able to make it as a roofing contractor is suppose to start end of week.
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    Just remember to tell her that all that new...

    Just remember to tell her that all that new hammock gear your are going to order is to keep her comfortable and hope she doesn't like pink camo.
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    Went camping in the snow at Elk Park Falls with a...

    Went camping in the snow at Elk Park Falls with a blind date on first date, second date was bar hopping in Blowing Rock; third date was a hike on the AT on New Years and we ended up in a blizzard....
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    welcome to the madness from western NC

    welcome to the madness from western NC
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    welcome to the dark side

    welcome to the dark side
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    Congrats on the hike Now you need to hike from...

    Congrats on the hike

    Now you need to hike from Key West to Cananda
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    Pad vrs Air Mattres vrs UQ. All will work. UQ...

    Pad vrs Air Mattres vrs UQ. All will work. UQ is more comfortable. Pad and Air Mattress do allow one to go to grown so I make sure I do not have to go to ground.

    Have used my UQs down to 9...
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    Sam and I plan to be there.

    Sam and I plan to be there.
  9. Thursday Low 35 Friday Low 45 Sat Low 52 ...

    Thursday Low 35 Friday Low 45 Sat Low 52
    Blue skies with some clouds and cool winds made for great weekend

    Foodies delight...lots of great eats

    Glad I was able to put my many years of...
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    The bear attended the John Rock Hang so we should...

    The bear attended the John Rock Hang so we should be ok
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    Making a TP andor UQ with down insulation is more...

    Making a TP andor UQ with down insulation is more complicated due to all the baffles. Making quilts using synthetic material ( I use Clamashield ) is much easier as you do not need baffles. As...
  12. Almost done packing. Will be heading up tomorrow...

    Almost done packing. Will be heading up tomorrow AM. Finally stopped raining here and cooled off.
  13. I live up in Murphy NC and is rained until about...

    I live up in Murphy NC and is rained until about 6am this morning. Drying out but still lots of rain clouds out there.
  14. I bet there are people who will drive right by it.

    I bet there are people who will drive right by it.
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    Should be able to make this. Will try to bring...

    Should be able to make this. Will try to bring Sam to keep the hefelumps out of the camp
  16. Cold weather and hammock camping are made for...

    Cold weather and hammock camping are made for each other.
  17. Broke down and bought a bear vault. Got the...

    Broke down and bought a bear vault. Got the small one BV450. Figured as it is rated for 4 days of food that should be plenty for my needs. Now I have to see if I am smart enough to figure out how...
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    Will have to check my schedule and see if I can...

    Will have to check my schedule and see if I can make it. At least this time I will not need a local guide to show me the way to this off the beaten track hang spot.
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    SL ... less weight....more stretch.. not as much...

    SL ... less weight....more stretch.. not as much support....greater chance of skeeters being able to bite thru the fabric ... pads tend to move more

    DL... more weight.... less stretch .... more...
  20. While you need both in most cases; as others have...

    While you need both in most cases; as others have said, the UQ is more important.
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    FS: Payment sent

    Payment sent
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    FS: I will take it

    I will take it
  23. We had a major bear problem at the John Rock...

    We had a major bear problem at the John Rock Hang.
  24. Let me know if I enjoyed it. When is the next...

    Let me know if I enjoyed it. When is the next Light House Hang ? Still want to head up that way.
  25. We are always ready to convert ground dwellers to...

    We are always ready to convert ground dwellers to the dark side of camping ( and sometimes we have cookies )
  26. Looks like we will not be able to make the hang. ...

    Looks like we will not be able to make the hang. Our roof is leaking and we are waiting for the insurance company to come out and inspect the roof to see if insurance will help pay for any of the...
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    If your going to use the tarp with a RR then...

    If your going to use the tarp with a RR then consider getting a 13 ft Super Fly as that is the size Warbonnet recommends using with the RR. Just got one as the The Terminator uses RR's. Also got...
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    FS: Is it one of the rare "Made in China" BMJ's ?

    Is it one of the rare "Made in China" BMJ's ?
  29. Don't you mean "When" it rains .....

    Don't you mean "When" it rains .....
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    The Terminator and I plan to attend

    The Terminator and I plan to attend
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    Have been to that scout camp in past years with...

    Have been to that scout camp in past years with my son. That road leading to the trail head acts like a funnel for the rain water and last time I was up there years ago it had just rained and the...
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    Best of luck on your new adventure

    Best of luck on your new adventure
  33. NJHeart2Heart ...I see on the signup sheet you...

    NJHeart2Heart ...I see on the signup sheet you are looking to borrow a GE for the hang for a NUBI. I can bring an extra setup ( hammock, tarp and UQ ) They would have to bring a sleeping bag and...
  34. Thread: XLC mods?

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    I own BB's, a XLC and an Eldorado and have been...

    I own BB's, a XLC and an Eldorado and have been using a BB for 10+ years now.

    I have been changing out ( very slowly ) the stock continuous loops with a Red loop for the head end and a Blue loop...
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    It also depends on you who talk to at the park,...

    It also depends on you who talk to at the park, the civilian staff or the park rangers. At one state park in NC we were told by the civilian staff that we had to hang our hammocks over the tent...
  36. Thread: HF Flag

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    Get her a design and she will make it. She has...

    Get her a design and she will make it. She has made a couple of custom flags for me.
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    The best hammock is always the next one you get

    The best hammock is always the next one you get
  38. I use the KISS principle .... Keep It Simple...

    I use the KISS principle .... Keep It Simple Stupid

    I use straps and hardware for my hammock and everything stays with the hammock so nothing can get left behind. On the hammock I use cinch...
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    Warbonnet has been making hammocks for a long...

    Warbonnet has been making hammocks for a long time and all I have never had a problem with any of the stuff I have bought from Brandon over the years ( hammocks, tarp, UQ ect ). I have had to send...
  40. Thread: MacCat Deluxe

    by gunner76
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    OES's service sucked big time but they were the...

    OES's service sucked big time but they were the gold standard for tarps for many years.

    Can't go wrong with a Superfly. Lots of very good tarp manufactures out there depending on style, size,...
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    Two of my favorite TQs are RevX TQ's made by EE...

    Two of my favorite TQs are RevX TQ's made by EE using Karo step baffles which allow one to move the down around as needed. Before you go looking for them they are no longer offered by EE.
  42. Thread: Patching

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    If it is just some pin hole size holes then just...

    If it is just some pin hole size holes then just try coating pin holes with some silicone. In a non stress area I have also used some scrap sylnylon to use as a patch that I cut a little bigger...
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    Some of the cross bars ( don't know the correct...

    Some of the cross bars ( don't know the correct name but it is the one moving part in all cinch buckles ) that the straps wrap around can tear the straps if it does not stay parallel to the buckle.
  44. Thread: MacCat Deluxe

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    Hard to say what the fabric is as OES use to use...

    Hard to say what the fabric is as OES use to use Spin fabric at one time along with silnylon. The two I have are made of silnylon. My understanding is that OES stopped using Spin as there was a...
  45. Thank you for the info

    Thank you for the info
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    Nice pictures

    Nice pictures
  47. Any recommendations on some good local seafood...

    Any recommendations on some good local seafood restaurants close to the hang
  48. I am thinking you will be ok. Posting a picture...

    I am thinking you will be ok. Posting a picture of this set up would help. Are you sure the wasn't your back ?
  49. Carry a spare paper coffee filter to pre filter...

    Carry a spare paper coffee filter to pre filter your water
  50. We are not bringing our dogs to this hang. The...

    We are not bringing our dogs to this hang. The Terminator said we needed a vacation away from them plus traveling with two large dogs can be a PITA if we want to stop for a sit down meal and or try...
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