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  1. At this point I am planning on making this one,...

    At this point I am planning on making this one, but with as often as my plans have been hijacked lately, I'll have to confirm closer to the date. :)
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    Cool that's great to know. I love seeing the use...

    Cool that's great to know. I love seeing the use of tools from other domains in hammocking.

    What has been is what will be,
    and what has been done is what will be done,
    and there is nothing new...
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    Has anyone experienced these losing grip in a...

    Has anyone experienced these losing grip in a rainstorm? I imagine the tolerances between the cordage and the holes matters more than other solutions; just want to see if my assumptions are true.
  4. I have to back out, unfortunately. Have a funeral...

    I have to back out, unfortunately. Have a funeral to travel to. Bummed I will miss the campfire and telling of lies. :)
  5. I'm in. Doing a no-rain dance this week. So...

    I'm in. Doing a no-rain dance this week. So far, it's looking to be good. Clear and low 80's as a high. 7-Day Forecast 35.42N 79.98W (weather.gov)
  6. Doesn't look like there are any current warnings...

    Doesn't look like there are any current warnings to be wary of: Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for North Carolina Issued by the National Weather Service
    But the forecast doesn't look good...
  7. That's the one. Last time we stopped there for...

    That's the one. Last time we stopped there for some fried chicken, they were out of the book. I think the cashier said they would be getting more copies in but haven't stopped by since then.
  8. Here's a Caltopo map from the 109 TH... ...

    Here's a Caltopo map from the 109 TH...

    Spencer Creek Bridge - CalTopo
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    According to their web site (Helinox Chair Zero...

    According to their web site (Helinox Chair Zero), the max is 265 pounds. I've seen 300 pound guys use it though, and they are definitely gentle with it, especially getting in and out.
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    Welcome James! Like @pappyamos said, come meet a...

    Welcome James! Like @pappyamos said, come meet a bunch of great NC hangers at a group hang, and you'll enjoy the company. I rock a WBRR like yourself, and used mine in -7 degree weather at a group...
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    I have personally never understood why folks are...

    I have personally never understood why folks are so reluctant to carry a one pound chair on a hike, but HYOH. The main challenge with chairs like the Helinox is sinking into the ground, and there...
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    Hey TrailBlaser- What is your UQ Protector that...

    Hey TrailBlaser- What is your UQ Protector that you're using (assuming that's what it is)? How do you like it?
  13. Hey Africaman! There's a bunch of useful posts...

    Hey Africaman! There's a bunch of useful posts in the forum about adding photos - Here's a link to one: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/content.php/142-Adding-a-photo-to-your-post-part-1

    I'd...
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    In case anyone needs proof that lightning strikes...

    In case anyone needs proof that lightning strikes can kill you in a hammock, check out this article and scroll down to the segment about the daring balloonist...
    ...
  15. Thread: Mosquitoes

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    Picardin products are certainly available in the...

    Picardin products are certainly available in the US - one example comes from Sawyer products, the same company that makes the Permethrin spray-on-clothing product that many backpackers use.
    ...
  16. Thread: Mosquitoes

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    I'm glad we're having this discussion, because I...

    I'm glad we're having this discussion, because I didn't realize the synthetic pyrethroid chemicals they use also kill bees. Last time I'll do that!
  17. Thread: Mosquitoes

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    I wondered just how indiscriminate their...

    I wondered just how indiscriminate their application would be. What is fascinating to me is how many dragonflies I see flying around my back yard. Every day there are 5-10 of them flying around. Wish...
  18. Thread: Mosquitoes

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    I hang in my back yard daily with a netless...

    I hang in my back yard daily with a netless hammock, no UQ. I soaked the thing in permethrin (using the clothing-specific kind, not petroleum-based) and haven't been bitten yet. Granted, I also...
  19. Hey Twistytee- I was also thinking of bringing my...

    Hey Twistytee- I was also thinking of bringing my dog-and-people-friendly Aussie - Would that be too much craziness? Don't want to make it so your pups wouldn't like being there.
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    Hey Ice! Welcome to the party, pal. My brother...

    Hey Ice! Welcome to the party, pal. My brother has the Henny too and loves it although he swapped out the suspension.
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    189047 I'm in. It's been a long hot summer...

    189047
    I'm in. It's been a long hot summer without hangin much!
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    What Hangandy said. If you need a video version...

    What Hangandy said. If you need a video version to have it make sense visually, here's a link to Shug's YouTube video where he covered it: https://youtu.be/Gq7fDjH90MU?t=360
  23. I'm interested, depending on the dates :)

    I'm interested, depending on the dates :)
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    I use a 4' strap and a larks headed whoopie...

    I use a 4' strap and a larks headed whoopie sling, and if the trees are fairly small and close together, I wrap the strap around a few times to take up the slack. I realize I could switch to a...
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    I own the Ridgerunner, the Banyan and the REI. ...

    I own the Ridgerunner, the Banyan and the REI. The REI is an interesting design but WAY too short to get a diagonal lay. I use it for kids to hang in. The Banyan and Ridgerunner are very very...
  26. Thread: Curious

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    Check out this video on YouTube for some ideas...

    Check out this video on YouTube for some ideas about tarping...

    https://youtu.be/9TEvpaU3U2s
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    I probably won't make it; I have tickets to Farm...

    I probably won't make it; I have tickets to Farm Aid in Raleigh that weekend. :(
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    I was the new guy last trip with Phantom and was...

    I was the new guy last trip with Phantom and was sent to get pizza (which was a 5 mile hike to the car). Call it hammock hazing.

    Have a great time, y'all!
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    Welcome to the party, aplusdesigners! Here's a...

    Welcome to the party, aplusdesigners! Here's a link to the Playlist that my esteemed friend phantom mentioned: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB8752777861C2AA8
  30. One of my takeaways is that it seems like each of...

    One of my takeaways is that it seems like each of us tends to like whatever is close to us (in terms of proximity). I've moved around a ton, currently in NC, so there are 4 National Forests and...
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    I'd like to be able to go but probably won't make...

    I'd like to be able to go but probably won't make it.
  32. Not a netted hammock, but the lightest I have is...

    Not a netted hammock, but the lightest I have is the Dutch Cloud .71 which weighs in at 0.41 pounds (185g) with the suspension. I've hung in it enough times to know that it's not going to be a legit...
  33. Try Capsaicin, white vinegar, peppermint oil,...

    Try Capsaicin, white vinegar, peppermint oil, coffee grounds, cinnamon, predator urine, garlic, dryer sheets, Irish Spring Soap, or Rosemary
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    What Shug isn't saying is how patient you really...

    What Shug isn't saying is how patient you really have to be when it comes to finding the sweet spot. I played around all afternoon changing everything I could, one little bit at a time, and by doing...
  35. These work so well there's no point looking for...

    These work so well there's no point looking for anything else: Bridge Buttons – Fugal Innovations (fugal-innovations.com)
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    I won't be able to make it. Have a great time,...

    I won't be able to make it. Have a great time, y'all!
  37. Thread: VA/ NC Info

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    I'd join that hike! :) Been doing a lot of...

    I'd join that hike! :)

    Been doing a lot of exploring of this fine state (NC) since moving here but there's so much more to see, especially on the West (and East) ends of the state.
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    Truer words have never been spoken. And just...

    Truer words have never been spoken. And just like Legos, you'll end up assembling a kit from the parts and pieces of "boxed" hammock purchases. Of course that requires you to purchase multiple...
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    Welcome to the forums, Oyster. The hammockers in...

    Welcome to the forums, Oyster. The hammockers in NC are a fine bunch of folks that you'll enjoy hanging out with. I just moved to NC from Colorado and have already been to 4 group hangs (alright,...
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    I'm doing the Art Loeb trail from the 10-14 but...

    I'm doing the Art Loeb trail from the 10-14 but otherwise game.
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    Pictures or it didn't happen. Just kidding. I'm...

    Pictures or it didn't happen. Just kidding. I'm honestly interested in what you came up with. Brand/model?
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    Hey mooglover. I'm up in Greensboro (moving...

    Hey mooglover. I'm up in Greensboro (moving there soon, anyway) and as a recently-transplanted hammocker, I can say that the NC crowd has been extremely welcoming and hospitable. Welcome to the...
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    Hey Raladd! Remember me from the Uwharrie hang? ...

    Hey Raladd! Remember me from the Uwharrie hang? I was trying out my new Dutchware Banyan. I also have a WBRR, and have solved for what you're talking about to at least my satisfaction. I put a...
  44. Thread: WBRR Idea

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    I've been using them also for about 8 overnight...

    I've been using them also for about 8 overnight hangs. I can attest to their effectiveness. They are challenging to install, but are well designed and engineered, and function as advertised, no...
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    What about something near Cooper's Rock? Camping...

    What about something near Cooper's Rock? Camping at Coopers Rock - West Virginia State Parks - West Virginia State Parks (wvstateparks.com). It's more northern than Western, but is a very nice area...
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    If it helps, I put in the following CalTopo map...

    If it helps, I put in the following CalTopo map where the location is. https://caltopo.com/m/57011
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    Looks like the lows are going to be in the 50's! ...

    Looks like the lows are going to be in the 50's! I may just have to bust out the Amok Draumr.
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    I'm in. Have stories to tell. :)

    I'm in. Have stories to tell. :)
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    Hey NJ Peaks - It's a measure of the weight per...

    Hey NJ Peaks - It's a measure of the weight per linear yard of material in ounces. So 1.1 is read as "1.1 ounces per yard of fabric". A lot of folks use it as a measure of weight capacity as well,...
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    Welcome to the forums! Let the journey down the...

    Welcome to the forums! Let the journey down the rabbit hole begin!

    For stands, there are many options available, but with the hammock that you bought you're going to want to make sure that you...
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