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  1. Day 4 Watts Bar

    I've added the 4th (and final part of this leg) video.
    I had great weather this day. I even caught a catfish as big as my leg!
    I'll be back when conditions are right for the next sections, but...
  2. Next Installment Day 3

    Got day three available to see now!
    It was a pleasant paddle even though it was cold. Lots of beautiful cliffs and some bald eagles visited me.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T7l_l6DV4o

    I...
  3. Boy that is a sweet yak! I see a very similar...

    Boy that is a sweet yak!
    I see a very similar profile but I recognize how your spray skirt and battened down hatches handle saltwater. My Vapor 10's got me around on inland Michigan rivers/lakes...
  4. BUMP!!! I posted the next video of the trip!...

    BUMP!!!

    I posted the next video of the trip!
    This was a great day (if a bit cold... upper 20's while kayaking) and the nice sun made up for the unfavorable wind.

    The Haven did fine through the...
  5. VIDEO Tennessee River/Watts Bar with Haven Tent/Hammock

    Took a while for me to get around to edit and post this but finally got it done.
    I'll have a few more days coming up but I'm happy to relive this trip a little while making the video.

    The kayak...
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    Welcome and glad you are going to get out and see...

    Welcome and glad you are going to get out and see more of the world!
    The mountains are beautiful and there are also many great day hikes around too.
    Great to have you on the forum!
  7. Heya and welcome! Lots of friendly folks around...

    Heya and welcome!
    Lots of friendly folks around here... Keep having fun!
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    Welcome Ben! Glad to have you around!

    Welcome Ben!
    Glad to have you around!
  9. Great to hear from you and thanks! The fog was...

    Great to hear from you and thanks!
    The fog was so awesome... the first dock coming out of the gloom was surreal!

    I have the other parts up now of Fort Loudoun trip:
    Day 2~...
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    Welcome welcome from a displaced Michigander...

    Welcome welcome from a displaced Michigander myself!
    Don't believe that Eno's are second rate, they work great, are comfortable and are a mainstay in my rotation!
    Let your phreak phlag phly!
    Glad...
  11. Kayak/Hanging the Tennessee River

    I have been sitting on this footage from January but just got a new editing program to help me process the footage.
    I'm sorry about the microphone after my launch but it improves as the day goes on...
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    Welcome! My sister and brother-in-law live in...

    Welcome!
    My sister and brother-in-law live in Edinburgh and my wife and I have visited them and my nephew & niece a couple years back.
    Loved the town, we walked from pub to pub being careful not to...
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    I agree with the other posters about being useful...

    I agree with the other posters about being useful in the wind.
    I only use it as part of my deep cold kit when I'm worried about snow blowing under my tarp. The tarp does the lion's share of the...
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    I'd say that 3 maybe 4 are a GREAT start for a...

    I'd say that 3 maybe 4 are a GREAT start for a camp. I'm in Louisville, TENNESSEE! lol but I'm still lookin' at this. To be honest, a 3-5 person camp is almost ideal in many situations. If you...
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    I've been on several road trips leading me...

    I've been on several road trips leading me through your neck of the woods and I've always been overwhelmed by the beauty there.
    Enjoy your hangs from wonderful vistas! ...I'm in the Smoky...
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    I'm sure you already know this about kids: Don't...

    I'm sure you already know this about kids: Don't overspend because they grow so quickly!

    I suppose that is my best advice. Parents understand.
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    Welcome back! Its cool the puter machines...

    Welcome back!
    Its cool the puter machines remembered you and let you keep your original Join Date!
    I can never remember my passwords.
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    Welcome and hello! Hope you have some fun,...

    Welcome and hello!

    Hope you have some fun, answer your questions and answer a few for us too!

    Glad you joined.
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    Welcome welcome welcome. You have all the...

    Welcome welcome welcome.
    You have all the hammock talk you can handle now!
    ...all that's left is to try keeping the BBQ sauce off the keyboard.

    Enjoy and have fun!
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    And HEYA otis! I haven't looked at the forum in...

    And HEYA otis!
    I haven't looked at the forum in a bit but don't want to miss the chance to say hey to a fellow Volunteer! ...even if you have been around for a minute now on HF! :laugh:
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    Welcome downisland! Unless I'm misinterpreting,...

    Welcome downisland!
    Unless I'm misinterpreting, you are a new member?

    You may wish to start your own thread in the Introduce Yourself forum and let people know you are around. Everyone gets...
  22. Any last minute word on trail conditions? Still...

    Any last minute word on trail conditions?
    Still PULKable?
    Hare Rd still good?
  23. Can anyone recommend some affordable crampons...

    Can anyone recommend some affordable crampons which can be used with Muck Boots?
    I remember the trail being an ice rink and dangerous with my plastic soled Mucks.
  24. My schedule at work changed (again) and I am...

    My schedule at work changed (again) and I am looking good for making it happen this year. Cnc and I will be coming up together.
    No pheasant this year but I'll bring up the coveted Bourbon Bacon...
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    I started hammocking in one of those rainbow...

    I started hammocking in one of those rainbow colored Brazilians and it was so cozy I switched from ground camping.
    Mosquitoes lead me to look up jungle hammocks, which eventually lead me to this...
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    Thanks for the replies! I don't see anything...

    Thanks for the replies! I don't see anything saying RUN AWAY. My buddy is using ccf pads and was thinking about supplementing with one of these.

    Looks like it would help some, not a waste of...
  27. Looks like a great time! Nice reports and well...

    Looks like a great time!
    Nice reports and well done videos.
    Thumbs up all!
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    Twisted Root Underquilt?

    I'm wondering if anyone has personal experience or opinions about this UQ.

    I have a budget minded friend who asked me about them... When I looked them up I found a few dinosaur threads but wanted...
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    Welcome to the forums! Glad to get some more...

    Welcome to the forums! Glad to get some more people from our great state of Michigan.
  30. Were you wearing the same socks you had worn all...

    Were you wearing the same socks you had worn all day?
    I learned from my mother who was a Campfire Girl counselor that you should change into fresh socks before bed.
    You can wear the socks you wore...
  31. With my ever changing schedule, all I can say at...

    With my ever changing schedule, all I can say at this point is that the trip is on my radar. I'll let Chris know too, it would be great to see you guys again!
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    Overfilling works to a point, then loft becomes...

    Overfilling works to a point, then loft becomes important.
    You may need to explore multiple layers. I'd recommend looking at underquilt protectors and extra down blankets/comforters.
    In super low...
  33. I'm sad to say that I won't be able to attend...

    I'm sad to say that I won't be able to attend this year.
    It has been a great hang the last couple years and I'll miss all the bacon!
    You guys have fun and I'll hang with you again I'm sure.
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    Thanks for all the info! My turtledog stand was...

    Thanks for all the info!
    My turtledog stand was a great success!
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    I used it at the state park for my fishing trip this weekend.
    Notice the hard packed clay ground which I didn't have to...
  35. We must all be thinking alike because CNCD11,...

    We must all be thinking alike because CNCD11, Elea and I have scheduled a Hang/Kayak muskie fishing trip at Lake Hudson Rec Area for the same weekend.
    I already paid for the campsite and I am super...
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    This is so cool. What sort of tape did you use...

    This is so cool.
    What sort of tape did you use to hold it together?
    What did you use to reinforce your stake loops and peak loops?(They don't look see through..)
  37. I would venture to say that temperatures ranging...

    I would venture to say that temperatures ranging in the mid 30's to mid 40's are the most challenging.

    Below 30 degrees it is frozen and stays dry... when you start getting into the 50's you can...
  38. We had considered renaming it to the "Gluttony...

    We had considered renaming it to the "Gluttony Hang" last year but MichiganDave had already come up with such a catchy handle that we couldn't part with it.
    We will be eating PHAT!
  39. 125559 Bourbon Bacon Brittle and Trix Treats are...

    125559
    Bourbon Bacon Brittle and Trix Treats are ready! Tomorrow the Oreo Balls and chocolate dipped bacon...
  40. Yes they would be welcome! Thank you!

    Yes they would be welcome!
    Thank you!
  41. Last year Chris and I went out with weather...

    Last year Chris and I went out with weather predictions being typical seasonal cold.

    The next day other people showed up and told us the temperature had dipped to -26 degrees and I thought they...
  42. From my experience after a few thaws and...

    From my experience after a few thaws and refreezes the snow gets pretty solid. I'm treating this year as a late winter early spring hike where its still cold and the old snow is still thick. High...
  43. I had compiled a short list earlier (think page 4...

    I had compiled a short list earlier (think page 4 or 5) and here was what it was at that point...
  44. I will most likely be bringing my brother-in-law...

    I will most likely be bringing my brother-in-law with me as well.

    Mark me down for a +1.
  45. I understand your concern. I've never been too...

    I understand your concern. I've never been too worried with bears in this neck of the woods.
    In this case I'm especially comfortable because of the number of people, noise level, firepower, noise...
  46. That is extremely generous, Badwind! So far we...

    That is extremely generous, Badwind! So far we have 2 people saying they are bringing dutch ovens.
    Thank you for all that food!!

    With how the food is shaping up, I think I'll be concentrating on...
  47. 2 thoughts on this: 1) I do use my Sawyer...

    2 thoughts on this:

    1) I do use my Sawyer filter in the winter and just keep it in my front pants pocket with my baby wipes so they don't freeze.

    2) I found last year that there was almost no...
  48. Originally Christo456 had said he would bring the...

    Originally Christo456 had said he would bring the dutch oven but he had obligations preventing him from coming after all.
    Right now I don't see anyone else who has volunteered the dutch pot but it...
  49. You standing on that grill proves we won't...

    You standing on that grill proves we won't starve... we can always have :lol:GRILLED TURKEY!:lol:

    That is bad to the bone, Ed. Good work we'll all be thankful! It is going to be wonderful having...
  50. +1 Vote for FAJITAS! (seems like Badwind7...

    +1 Vote for FAJITAS!
    (seems like Badwind7 offered venison chili so if that influences the vote... I'm not above using persuasion for fajitas)

    We'll need to get a running tally of the menu so we...
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