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    Any long weekend outside is great and any...

    Any long weekend outside is great and any direction is good! " Britt (the chick crazy enough to undertake spearheading the inaugural hike for the MS chapter)", picked a great trail and will love...
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    Excellent, 5 & 6 are two of my favorite sections!...

    Excellent, 5 & 6 are two of my favorite sections! I'll make sure I have the 3rd and 4th off (already off that weekend). I'd recommend hiking it from Cheaha south to Porters Gap. More downhill than...
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    I might be able to give you a shuttle on Feb. 18...

    I might be able to give you a shuttle on Feb. 18 so you could thru hike it. The March date I could give you a shuttle or possibly join you if you like.
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    WTB: I couldn't reply to your PM, clear some messages.

    I couldn't reply to your PM, clear some messages.
  5. No campsites or water on 224. It's an old roadbed...

    No campsites or water on 224. It's an old roadbed that runs along a ridge between the Clifty Creek drainage and the Sipsey Fork drainage. There is water and good campsites, but you just have to get...
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    I agree. That's a great idea, DaddyDaddy....

    I agree. That's a great idea, DaddyDaddy. :thumbup1:
  7. WTT: I have some black and some yellow 7/64" Amsteel,...

    I have some black and some yellow 7/64" Amsteel, and will swap either for the silver if you like.
  8. That's what I'm wondering. I'll buy the stuff if...

    That's what I'm wondering. I'll buy the stuff if you'll cook it, Stubby!
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    I'm definitely in!

    I'm definitely in!
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    You wouldn't think so, but it is noticeable....

    You wouldn't think so, but it is noticeable. There is a larger gap between the bottom edge and the ground. The roof frame accounts for part of this, but wider material makes a big difference in...
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    Yeah, this tarp is huge.;) MomMeck's took about...

    Yeah, this tarp is huge.;) MomMeck's took about 19 yards of material and over 250 feet of stitching! One thing to note though: the pink material is 65" wide. The black is 64". The new silpoly...
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    You're welcome. Glad to hear it arrived in time....

    You're welcome. Glad to hear it arrived in time. How do you like the added fabric on the inside? Hopefully, that will prevent abrasion from the tarp rubbing against the stands.
  13. I will be there if Stubby brings Buckley this...

    I will be there if Stubby brings Buckley this time.
  14. What may be happening is: 1/8" Amsteel spliced is...

    What may be happening is: 1/8" Amsteel spliced is pretty thick. It may be holding the presser foot up high enough to loosen your top tension, causing the bobbin thread to loop or bunch. Also, it's...
  15. I have a winter tarp with doors you are welcome...

    I have a winter tarp with doors you are welcome to if you want it. It is 30D silnylon, a bit over 11 feet long and a full 10 feet wide ( made from 65" wide material-not the narrower stuff you see...
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    Wish I could go, but I'm on call. The weather...

    Wish I could go, but I'm on call. The weather should be glorious this weekend.
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    I have considered that, but dang, the seam...

    I have considered that, but dang, the seam sealing!

    Or...since it's a hang, just make it out of cotton and paint it with sil mix after sewing.
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    I would not attempt to cross any streams in the...

    I would not attempt to cross any streams in the SWA right now!http://waterdata.usgs.gov/al/nwis/uv?site_no=02450250 If you must go, park at Borden TH, Thompson TH, Brazile TH or Gum Pond TH. Parking...
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    Well, we had no tornadoes, hail, or 70mph winds....

    Well, we had no tornadoes, hail, or 70mph winds. (thankfully!) After almost 3 days of rain, thunderstorms and 20-30mph gusts, the pvc roof frame performed well. I set it up Monday evening and...
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    Looks like rain all week here in Gadsden, with...

    Looks like rain all week here in Gadsden, with the threat of severe weather Wednesday. Excellent opportunity for testing! So, I just threw the ole prototype back up: let's see what she can stand.
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    I'm curious: what machine did your mom have?

    I'm curious: what machine did your mom have?
  22. Thanks for taking the time to make and post this...

    Thanks for taking the time to make and post this video. It's the next best thing to being there.
    So this was that trip with the noobs you were telling us about. Looks like it went very well....
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    I've been experimenting with different methods of...

    I've been experimenting with different methods of supporting the roof of this monster tarp.
    The pole method GBD suggested in post # 13 above looks great but didn't perform well in the rain. In fact,...
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    AL > Sipsey Wilderness Area Dec 4,5,6

    This coming weekend I have 3 days off, so I'm thinking of heading up to the Sipsey Wilderness Area on Friday to check out the fire damage.
    Gun deer hunting will be in zone B, (SWA is in zone A) so...
  25. Have saw..will climb! Did that fatwood come in...

    Have saw..will climb! Did that fatwood come in handy?
    I'm planning on going to the SWA next weekend, to check out the fire damage. The deer hunters (gun) will be in zone B-(east side of Hwy 33)....
  26. I've been looking forward to watching this video...

    I've been looking forward to watching this video all week! Thanks for posting it up. Running into y'all was definitely the highlight of our overnighter. We've been to McDill Overlook many times, but...
  27. Sounds like I missed a great hang:( Y'all had...

    Sounds like I missed a great hang:( Y'all had way more fun than I did.
  28. That's so cool Charlotte, I'm jealous! I have...

    That's so cool Charlotte, I'm jealous!

    I have met John "Mother Nature's Son" Calhoun, though. Did some trail work with him on the Pinhoti.
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    Welcome, from Gadsden. What section of the...

    Welcome, from Gadsden. What section of the Pinhoti did you hike?
  30. It looks like I won't be able to make it either...

    It looks like I won't be able to make it either due to family commitments. I know: I really need to get my priorities straight :laugh:

    I hate it guys; I've been looking forward to seeing y'all...
  31. We got what we got, and it's a lot! I know...

    We got what we got, and it's a lot!

    I know it's a week out yet, but the forecast is shaping up nicely. :) ...
  32. Y'all are just lucky BeBat didn't show up. ...

    Y'all are just lucky BeBat didn't show up. Flyin' around lickin' faces!

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    YES! ^^ It's like rolling the dice as to whether...

    YES! ^^ It's like rolling the dice as to whether your machine will arrive undamaged.
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    That's interesting. If you light up that hot pink...

    That's interesting. If you light up that hot pink with a green led light, it glows flourescent orange.
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    Thank you, Namtrag. Does everything still have...

    Thank you, Namtrag. Does everything still have a pink tint!:lol:
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    :) Thank You! :) : to everyone for another...

    :) Thank You! :) : to everyone for another great hang. BeBop and I had a wonderful weekend with friends old and new.

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dj1cr8zf3vf4bch/AABoIUcc_ShCNm8dJQ02XkOXa?dl=0
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    Pinhoti sections 3, 4, 5, and maybe 6.

    Pinhoti sections 3, 4, 5, and maybe 6.
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    BeBop and I are loaded and ready. Hopefully we...

    BeBop and I are loaded and ready. Hopefully we will be on our way early in the AM.
  39. Thanks, Drifter.

    Thanks, Drifter.
  40. :D Just 2 1/2 weeks left! :D I just had the...

    :D Just 2 1/2 weeks left! :D
    I just had the pleasure of hanging out with DaddyDaddy and Noah at The Sipsey Wilderness Hang.
    I'm going to The Raven Cliffs Halloween Hang in North Georgia this...
  41. Wayne should join the forum, as Waaaayne of...

    Wayne should join the forum, as Waaaayne of course!

    And, in case y'all were wondering about the ambulance and all the activity at The Sipsey Rec. Area: www.facebook.com/forests4life
  42. Thanks for the great trip report and pictures,...

    Thanks for the great trip report and pictures, Jim. What a great week-end! There's nothing better than spending time with my best friends in the Bankhead, except when you throw in some new friends...
  43. Sure, we'll be there: especially if you're...

    Sure, we'll be there: especially if you're bringing treats! With the fire and so many trails closed, the dry state of the waterfalls anyway, hiking may take a backseat this time. There are shorter...
  44. Come on down! I hope to be there about...

    Come on down!



    I hope to be there about 1430-1500hrs...as soon as I can get away from work and get there. Just me and a pup, probably Jethro. No boys this time.



    That's what Janice from...
  45. Thanks for that link, Jim. I hate trying to...

    Thanks for that link, Jim. I hate trying to navigate their website.

    Don't know about y'all, but I'm getting excited about this. Just one more day! Hopefully, I'll be there before 3 PM. Don't...
  46. :( Too bad, Ewker...was looking forward to...

    :( Too bad, Ewker...was looking forward to meeting y'all. We'll do it again in the spring: probably around the first of April. We usually don't have to worry about fires in the spring. Tornados: now...
  47. I just called the Bankhead Ranger District office...

    I just called the Bankhead Ranger District office to inquire about Houston. The campground there has been closed for a couple of years. It needed repairs and they don't have the funds. All that's...
  48. Brushy is nice, but a small number of sites: 13...

    Brushy is nice, but a small number of sites: 13 vs 88 for Houston. I'm afraid it will be packed this time of year.
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  49. Did she mention how many rangers? I guess it...

    Did she mention how many rangers? I guess it doesn't matter, I would hate to get in their way. Too bad we can't do some kind of "trail magic" for them. Wonder what they need?

    The other sites...
  50. Corinth and Clear Creek Campgrounds are a little...

    Corinth and Clear Creek Campgrounds are a little too "upscale" for us.

    Another campground not far away: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/alabama/recarea/?recid=30087
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