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  1. #1
    New Member
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    Jun 2010
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    Deltona, Fl
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    newby from florida

    I just got back from a 7 day trip to the AT. I went from Deep Gap to Fontana Dam. Hardest climb was up from Nantahala Outdoor Center up. I have been using an expedition Jungle Hammock. I Take two lightweight military poncho and two poncho liners. If I hit rain during the night I use both poncho's to cover my hammock. I did have a little wicking problem the first wet night but cured it with wrapping cloth duct tape around the straps with about a foot of tape hanging down. One poncho liner goes in the bottom seam of the hammock and the other over me if needed. I use to 3/8" wooden dowels to separate the mosquito netting on each side. I cut a small groove in each end to slip the fabric rung and the elastic cord into each side. I try to keep it simple. When I tie off to trees I simply start my wraps at eye level and that puts the hammock about 2and a half feet about the ground. No bear sightings for me and only saw one or two persons a day on the trip except for near fontana Dam. what a wonderful site for hammock users. Thanks . Going again in September

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    Senior Member bigbamaguy's Avatar
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    Jan 2009
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    NE Alabama
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    wp66:
    Nice first trip report/introduction. Glad to have you on HF and welcome!
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    Member TwoShoes's Avatar
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    Sounds like a great trip. Welcome to HF!

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    Dec 2009
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    Lexington Park, MD
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    Welcome to the forums! Sounds like you had a good trip. Spend some time browsing this site. I am positive that you will find many tips that will make your Sept trip even better.

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    Senior Member T-BACK's Avatar
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    Welcome aboard. What a great trip! I have a good friend that lives on Skye St. in Deltona. It's a great little city.
    Brian
    ...and there came to be a day, all too soon, that I became aware that I could travel no more on my long journey. Though I did not arrive where I had planned, I believe that here is exactly where I am supposed to be...

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    Member Mkrzyski's Avatar
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    Jacksonville Fl
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    Welcome Great to see a fellow Floridian join the forum.

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    Sounds like you had a great time...welcome to the forum.
    Hammocker Prayer - "Don't every let my wife sell my hammock equipment for what I told her I paid for it."

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    Senior Member GaHammockGuy's Avatar
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    Kennesaw, GA
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    Glad to have ya on board. Enjoy your stay.

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    SkyPainter's Avatar
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    Stoneham, MA
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    Welcome!

    Welcome to the forums! Sounds like you had an exceptional trip! Glad to have ya here! We like pics, and cookies. If'n ya don't send cookies, then we want pics! LOL!
    SkyPainter - "... and then the police came."

    All these years people said,"He's acting like a kid!"
    He did not know that he could not fly, and so, he DID!

    Live Purposefully; Dare Greatly; Land Gently

    "Never knock on Death's door - just ring the bell and run! He hates that!"

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