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    hey

    I grew up in So Paris, Me and spent a lot of time in the Whites. I few years ago I moved down the Charlotte, nc for work and just back into hiking and backpacking this last year. Now I stomp around Linville mostly and try to get to the smokies as often as I can. I realized that I can't sleep on the ground, really I would spend every night checking off each hour as it passed while staring at the top of my tent. I found the Hennessey Hammock and the rest is history. I have been playing with ways to stay warm at night when the mercury drops but havenít settled yet on a superior solution. In December I camped on Madron bald, Smokies, and used an emergency reflective tarp that I hung under the HH. Once I stuffed my jacket under my butt and back I was snug even when it got down into the teens. Recently I used a big Agnes air pad and that was ok too. Iím thinking of making my own UQ custom fit to my HH. I just recently took up sewing and started making my own gear so it seems like a good project to undertake. I think I would like to get to the point where I donít need a sleeping bag at all. Just the UQ and a small down quilt for the inside. Any way thatís me in a nut shell.

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    Hello and welcome to HF!

    That's great you're doing some diy projects- very satisfying!

    The Linville area is really gorgeous.

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    Welcome to the forum! Sounds like you have been readin' alot of stuff round here! Good luck on the DIY stuff.

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    Hey yourself and welcome to the forum. Lots of folks here like the linville gorge,,,,if it was only a little closer to me )-;
    " The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

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    Welcome JC!
    now sit down...strap in...and hold on!

    Great....just what this site needs....one more Gorge Rat!

    Just kidding

    Hey HawkEye!!!!

    Here comes another Gorge Rat!
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    And all potential Gorge Rats will truly be welcomed!

    Welcome to the forum James!

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    Welcome James. Maybe we'll see you in the Gorge one of these days.
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