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    lvleph... i'm assuming you know about mixing a good quality, 100% silicon w/ mineral spirits or white gas (about 50/50?) & using a disposable foam brush to apply it. works like a charm.
    but if you do it this close to time to go on a trip, just let it cure as long as you can stretched out, then put baby powder on the newly sealed seams to keep it from sticking to it's self.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    If you use low odor mineral spirits to thin, the mineral spirits evaporate very quickly with very, very little odor. My wife has a VERY sensitive nose. I seam seal and soak items in silicone sealant thinned with low odor mineral spirits in the house and she doesn't smell a thing.
    Yeah I use the same stuff. I do it outside because I happen to have a decent spot, but I don't think the smell would be a problem. I mentioned the fartsucker because, depending on how thick you make the sealer, it can take a while to dry without a lot of ventilation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seuss View Post
    It was a Bear, I tell you, a big, hulking, grizzly looking Bear. Right there on the Appalachian Trail (between the Smoky Mtn Diner and Paddler's Pub). Ask any non-hiker and they'll tell you that kind of stuff happens ALL the time. Good thing I had Ed's axe with me at the time. As any non-hiker will tell you: you should never go camping without a big honking axe.

    That's my story and I'm stickin' with it
    well that's what i ment to say... a grizzly... NOT a black bear!!! that's what made it so unique!!!
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    if anyone going to hot springs is wanting to buy anything from ed, let him know now so he can bring it w/ him. it'll save you the cost of shipping.
    he will probably have plenty of the orange tarp line & the 1" webbing w/ him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seuss View Post
    It was a Bear, I tell you, a big, hulking, grizzly looking Bear. Right there on the Appalachian Trail (between the Smoky Mtn Diner and Paddler's Pub).
    I saw it. Same one pictured on Bryson's book...

    I'm about 50/50 on making it right now. It's an 8 hr drive from DC and I don't know when I'll be able to leave on Friday...but it's still a possibility.

    Weather.com is calling for rain...just like last time! Can't dampen this group's spirits though.
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    here are directions from a link provided by ed (1st post this thread)

    Coming I-40 East Exit 432 to highway 25/70 east. You will go through Newport, Tennessee, continue traveling 25/70 east for about 30 miles to Hot Springs, North Carolina. The Resort-Spa & Campground are located at the far end of town coming from this direction.

    Coming I-40 West Near Asheville use exit 53B to 1-240 west. Go 6 miles on 1-240. Take exit 4A to I-26 (former-Highway 19/23) North toward Weaverville. Go 9 miles, take exit #19 (sign shows Hot Springs). This exit takes you to Highway 25/70 North toward Marshall. Follow Highway 25/70 north about 24 miles to Hot Springs, North Carolina. The campground is located at the entrance to the town just as you cross the bridge that hovers over the French Broad River. The resort-spa & campground are located at the entrance to the town coming from this direction.

    From Greenville/Spartanburg, take I-26 W to Weaverville, then exit at #19 onto 25/70 N to Hot Springs. The resort-spa & campground are located at the entrance to the town coming from this direction.
    Asheville Regional Airport is about 70 minutes away. http://www.flyavl.com/
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    and maybe i can get a good picture to use as my avatar at hot springs?
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    Tim, hopefully lots o' good pictures all around. I'm bringing 2 disposable cameras along with my digital. I'm sure plenty of others will bring theirs as well. We're coning down to it, Hot Springs is right around the conrner. I'm even considering leaving Lexington a day early and staying in Hot Springs an extra night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seuss View Post
    It was a Bear, I tell you, a big, hulking, grizzly looking Bear. Right there on the Appalachian Trail (between the Smoky Mtn Diner and Paddler's Pub). Ask any non-hiker and they'll tell you that kind of stuff happens ALL the time. Good thing I had Ed's axe with me at the time. As any non-hiker will tell you: you should never go camping without a big honking axe.

    That's my story and I'm stickin' with it
    Gotta watch out for those Grizzlies in NC, they'll sneak up on ya every time. Especially right in the middle of town. Thank goodness for Ed and his ax. You realize we're obligated to post a Grizzly watch at the campsite now, right? Volunteers besides me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Oh, what is the deal with "adult" beverages there? I've never stayed there, so just curious.
    hooch... some of the others will have a few beers no doubt, but i quit drinking about 24 years ago... so not me<g>.
    thankfully, i've never seen anyone get out of hand at one of these... well there was a guy named dave that had a hard time finding his hammock at springer mt on new years eve???
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