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    Black Foot's Avatar
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    What was I Thinking?

    My son and I had a chance last weekend to do a section hike on the AT here in PA (yes, it is that rocky ) and to test out our new hammocks. All I can say is what was I thinking lying on that cold, hard ground all these years? Thanks to everyone for pointing the way and offering all all of the great tips.

    Only concern is that we have unleashed the gear monster

    Since the first purchase of the WBBB and a BMJ Tarp less than a month ago we have:

    - bought another hammock for my son
    - made an additional DIY hammock
    - made a DIY cat tarp
    - made a DIY bug net
    - made 2 set of tree huggers and 2 sets of whoopie slings
    - bought a TQ from EnLIGHTened Equipment

    we are now officially out of control here
    Last edited by Black Foot; 07-25-2012 at 15:51.
    see you on the trail,
    Mike

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    Moderator raiffnuke's Avatar
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    May 2011
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    Pittsfield, MA
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    Whoopies&DutchGear
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    Congrats and welcome to the madness!

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    Ha - just like that it hits ya - BOOM!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    - Bob Marley

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    Senior Member Buffalo Skipper's Avatar
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    It appears as if you will fit in just fine here.
    “Indian builds small fire and stays warm, white man builds big fire and stays warm collecting firewood”—unknown

    “The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea”—Karen Blixen

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    Senior Member
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    Sounds about right, hide the credit cards

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    mountainhanger's Avatar
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    I hear ya! out of nowhere i have accumulated so much gear, and yet there is so much yet to be had..........when will the madness end>>>after the wb bridge comes out???perhaps.....
    It's not the boulders that throw us off balance, it's the pebbles beneath our feet

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    Country Roads's Avatar
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    Look at this way, you are doing your part for the American economy, that is a good thing.

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    K0m4's Avatar
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    Be happy - at least four of your points were DIY... Can't say I'm as good, but the gear I do have...

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    Sounds like you've got it real bad

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    Black Foot's Avatar
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    Too hot to hike, so we are firing up the thread injector...Just ordered supplies to make a couple of IX UQs from DIY Gear Supply
    Last edited by Black Foot; 08-05-2012 at 11:51.
    see you on the trail,
    Mike

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