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    gargoyle's Avatar
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    Comfort over a total ul tent is a big reason most sway from the trees.
    If your set up right you can stand up under your tarp, cook your meals, sit or lay up off the ground.
    A total tent system can be lightweight, just be sure to include all your pads, sleeping bag, sore back and hips in the equation.
    Welcome.
    Try to meet up with bloomgorge and that entourage, you'll get a good test session. And he's a good guy.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grimtongue View Post
    @bloomgorge, I'm actually going car camping this weekend at green lake with my GF and dog. Thats not too far, hmmmm. Would be cool to see some setups in person. The GF is not much of a hiker but I usually put in 250 mi or so a season.
    @ Packeagle, Yea Ive seen watermonkeys blog, I'm actually subscribed to his youtube channel. good stuff. He is the one who swayed me to the WBBB.
    Good deal, I know there will be three hammocks, a WB and two hh. I think there will be some groundlings as well. There may be more hammocks but it was an open invite to show up with no reply needed. We should be at blind lake at 6 or so.
    http://smartoutdoors.webs.com/ elephant trunks, tarp keys and crosses

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    Welcome grim... I am also right here in Lansing.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

    Kris' Splicing

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    Welcome aboard. I won't be making the Pinckney trip, but there will be other hangs through the fall and winter. I think we are coming up with a cool winter hang.
    "We don't stop hiking because we grow old,
    we grow old because we stop hiking."

    -- Finis Mitchell,

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    welcome to the board i am not to far from you. Will be missing this weekend cause i am doing the mrt but do head over and see bloom there a great bunch.
    welcome to planet earth no one gets out alive

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    Member grimtongue's Avatar
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    @bloomgorge, I did the "poto" earlier this spring. If I remember there is a place I can park my car and its just a short 1/4 or so to the campground? I'll try to find it if I can get away for a bit.
    @opie, Awesome! not too many hikers in L town that I know of. I usually take my dog to the park off of Marshall rd. behind the old armory around six pm or so everyday if you ever want to meet up.

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    yeah,..it's a dirt road off goodband just south of the intersection of goodband and bartell.
    http://smartoutdoors.webs.com/ elephant trunks, tarp keys and crosses

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    Welcome aboard from south central MI.
    Good luck,
    RED

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    Deep peace of the running wave to you.
    Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
    Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
    Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
    Deep peace without end to you.
    adapted from - ancient gaelic runes

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    Welcome to the forum from west Texas!

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    Welcome from another Michiganian. Just remember that weight is an issue, so is comfort. Cost to benefit ratio with hanging from a comfort standpoint is substantial. Comfort is amazing once it is dialed in. Gotta say that I mostly paddle so weight is not as big an issue.

    My son lives in Lansing, nice city. Good luck with your research and welcome to the forums. We might have a southern Michigan hang sometime this winter, will keep you in mind.

    David
    Revolution is about the need to re-evolve political, economic and social justice and power back into the hands of the people, preferably through legislation and policies that make human sense. That's what revolution is about. Revolution is not about shootouts.

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