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  1. Grate video! Brought back Tons of memories...

    Grate video! Brought back Tons of memories from when I went thru,
    Thank you for sharing.

    willin'
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    When or If I go back up there and hike The Wild...

    When or If I go back up there and hike The Wild Oak Trail, you can bet I'll shoot you a PM on the forum ahead of time. We have those golden anchors in common brother, 4/1/1893.

    I've hiked...
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    Hey there skiventureftw! Definitely a very...

    Hey there skiventureftw!

    Definitely a very nice hike, and in my opinion/experience, it is "classic Virginia Appalachian mountains & trail". I didn't think the trail was too hard - but of course...
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    I know it's been a month-ish now... I went up...

    I know it's been a month-ish now...

    I went up and hiked The Wild Oak Trail today.
    Definitely a Grate trail! I would recommend it to anyone.

    I did the loop clockwise as per the...
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    Like GilligansWorld & Silverpalm2x, I side...

    Like GilligansWorld & Silverpalm2x, I side sleep and change sides "flip and flop" in my hammock too, and I've never had issues, or an problem, with doing it. Been doing it right from the...
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    In my own experience, and other hangers I've...

    In my own experience, and other hangers I've spoke with about it over the years - Both Trail Runner and wbJohn are "spot on" with their suggestions.

    Yes, you can pull the (your) structural ridge...
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    Have not hiked that particular trail, nor even...

    Have not hiked that particular trail, nor even heard of it until your post. I'm gonna guess I like calling it that name as much as you do, lol.
    I have however hiked a few trails VERY near...
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    RIP Rain Man, willin'

    RIP Rain Man,

    willin'
  9. As Silver Surfer mentions, BoneFireGear (Jeremy /...

    As Silver Surfer mentions, BoneFireGear (Jeremy / aka: Brother Bones) did make a hammock setup with a the under quilt sewed onto the bottom of it. He (Brother Bones) did sell the design to Alex of...
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    I understand, appreciate, and respect the "shout...

    I understand, appreciate, and respect the "shout out" you give to the cottage vendors,

    Not fer nothin' but, I've been making and selling hammocks for about twelve years now, and have made many...
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    Agreed, based on advertised use. Maybe,...

    Agreed, based on advertised use.



    Maybe, but Maybe not too. It might be ideal for hanging. I'd love to get some and try it. I'm talking 24 feet or so though, not thousands, lol.


    ...
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    Reading the info beneath the photos: Break...

    Reading the info beneath the photos: Break Strength 3,285 lbs.

    Makes me wonder if it is to heavy duty to use in buckles, or to tie slippery becket hitches/J-bends with?

    willin'
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    I'd say cmoulder pretty well covered it. fwiw,...

    I'd say cmoulder pretty well covered it.

    fwiw, you can tie a bowline eye at one end of your 1" webbing (which ever type you decide on) instead of sewing an eye. The sewn eye is neater, but not...
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    WoW! That is an exceptional video! Great work...

    WoW! That is an exceptional video! Great work on, and thank you for sharing! Definitely a lot of work went in to it, and it shows.
    Good on you for using available, safe, food storage...
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    Definitely looking forward to all the...

    Definitely looking forward to all the posts/updates, and following along. Happy Trails,

    willin'
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    Split ridgeline with a flea on each end of tarp,...

    Split ridgeline with a flea on each end of tarp, dacron tie outs - no hardware there - I marlin spike hitch to my stakes.

    willin'
  17. :lol: Ahhhahahahahahahahaha!! :lol:

    :lol: Ahhhahahahahahahahaha!! :lol:
  18. Tasmania - one of my favorite places for sure! ...

    Tasmania - one of my favorite places for sure!


    While I've not had anything bump/brush me, while I'm in my hammock (knock on wood), I am noticing a common theme in some of the posts regarding...
  19. Good question(s) In my own experience, when...

    Good question(s)
    In my own experience, when hanging on a night with 0% rain chance, the tarp sometimes does matter, and sometimes not so much - in regards to dew issues.
    If it's not going to be...
  20. Brother Bones! As always, Very Impressive! ...

    Brother Bones!

    As always, Very Impressive! Thank you for taking the time, and sharing.
    I've been impressed with your hammock/quilt set-up & that pack, since you first made and showed them...
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    :lol: ...and so it does :thumbup: LOL! ...

    :lol: ...and so it does :thumbup: LOL! gotta love that edit feature... :lol: :D
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    For the win :D I know when I used to do...

    For the win :D



    I know when I used to do a lot of stuff around Zodiac Inflatables and RHIBs, we used to spray UV protectant spray on them. It was kind of like Armorall. I wonder if...
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    I wonder which would last longer "in the full sun...

    I wonder which would last longer "in the full sun for years." The material of the hammock body? Or some amsteel rope?

    willin'
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    I know you wrote "and Blaze Orange inner layer",...

    I know you wrote "and Blaze Orange inner layer", but dang if that don't look blue.

    willin'
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    Same here in Va Beach/Chesapeake. I went to...

    Same here in Va Beach/Chesapeake. I went to three different HomeDepots over the weekend, and none had it marked down. Only the "new", full price stuff. At $0.38 it would've been worth the...
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    70 Washings!!??!! That's like 4,000 - 5,000...

    70 Washings!!??!! That's like 4,000 - 5,000 miles worth of hiking! :lol:

    willin'
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    WoW - some really great photos...

    WoW - some really great photos runningwithscissors22 ! Thanks for taking them, and sharing them



    Shrewd, if I'd have known yall were down there I sure as heck would have come hung out - no...
  28. Boooo.... Whaaa?? I was thinking of driving up...

    Boooo.... Whaaa?? I was thinking of driving up tomorrow to hang out (lol) for a bit, and very much looking forward to chillin' with you and Will (two of the mostest awesomest folks to chill with...
  29. LOL!! Ahhhhh..... the smell(s) of trail. ...

    LOL!! Ahhhhh..... the smell(s) of trail.
    Ripe?
    That's just natural critter deterrent :lol:

    willin'
  30. Huge CONGRATS to you on Thru Hiking the PCT! ...

    Huge CONGRATS to you on Thru Hiking the PCT! Very cool & impressive!

    He (Two Speed) spoke of you when we did the Massanutten Loop earlier this year, so it's great to hear you finished, and...
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    Oh Holy Crap WOW! I am inclined to agree...

    Oh Holy Crap WOW! I am inclined to agree with Cabmanhang. At least in that area of our country I think - Totally EPIC route indeed!

    You have my undivided attention with this, and thank...
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    Agreed, lol. I'm believe that is what he meant...

    Agreed, lol. I'm believe that is what he meant also. None the less, in one post he writes that he did it in one night then in his next post he writes about where he stayed on his second night....
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    Now that right there is funny! :laugh: ...

    Now that right there is funny! :laugh: Thank you for the laugh(s) :laugh:

    Where is there a 13 mile waterless stretch without water on this loop, on North Mountain Trail?


    willin'
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    Cool video, Thanks for sharing I did the...

    Cool video, Thanks for sharing


    I did the loop hike also, last winter. Very cool hike for sure!

    I noticed in your video while you were driving, before you did the hike, that you said you...
  35. separately. straps go in their own ziploc...

    separately. straps go in their own ziploc outside, hammock goes in the compactor bag with quilts, etc...

    u.w. / willin'
  36. The video was good Layne. I definitely enjoyed...

    The video was good Layne. I definitely enjoyed it.

    I've done a little bit of hiking myself, and it's always a bit of a guessing game when it comes to the edit (though I've never posted a...
  37. Thread: Indian pits

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    Very Excellent photos!! WoW!! Real nice lookin'...

    Very Excellent photos!! WoW!! Real nice lookin' pup too.

    You were right up there on the ridge proper... Very nice! And those moss covered bent and gnarled trees... all music to my soul,...
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    Very nice! Thanks for sharing I did the loop...

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing

    I did the loop this past Dec.23rd/24th. I too was surprised by the North Mountain Trail and it's constant (but small) ups and downs. Definitely a pretty sweet...
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    also, if you.... well at least on my old...

    also, if you.... well at least on my old windows computer, right click on the photos and click "view in new tab", you can then view the photos in a bigger, more real size, and not what the...
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    Oh heck yeah! What an awesome and beautiful...

    Oh heck yeah!

    What an awesome and beautiful hike it was! I, as Two Speed and I discussed and agreed, would most definitely do the trail again and explore more of the area. And, can and...
  41. Totally agree with the above posts - What a super...

    Totally agree with the above posts - What a super great group of folks to hang out with across a really great weekend.
    I missed all the hard work, and was pursued by multiple women all weekend (...
  42. Thank you firelakecondo, runningwithscissors22...

    Thank you firelakecondo, runningwithscissors22 and wanderlost :-)

    I'll add my name to the thing-ee. I'll get off work a bit after midnight Saturday morning, and take a nap at some point,...
  43. So I went from not having to work this Friday...

    So I went from not having to work this Friday night, to having to work this Friday night, into Saturday morning...

    - I still want to go up (bit of a drive from the beach) and hang out (punny,...
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    Ahhh.... so then, that seems to be the weight...

    Ahhh.... so then, that seems to be the weight of the fabric then, and clearly - not - the weight of the piece. That is an important consideration for sure. Thank you chromedome for...
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    Trambo, Do you know if the Thermofelt is carbon...

    Trambo,
    Do you know if the Thermofelt is carbon felt? I did a quick search for it online and saw that a 6'x6' piece weighs ~16oz? (or is that the weight of the fabric, like 1.9oz nylon, or 1.3...
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    Basically, yes. Here's a link to a video...

    Basically, yes. Here's a link to a video that shows larks heading a smaller CL into/onto the already installed hammock's CL. Video Link Here

    If the link doesn't take you to the 3:00...
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    @ fallkniven yes to the cotton string. I've...

    @ fallkniven

    yes to the cotton string. I've always just headed to my local big blue super store and picked up a pair of cotton shoe laces if I didn't have any old ones from any shoes I've worn...
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    So far everyone who has tried this 'knot' and...

    So far everyone who has tried this 'knot' and posted, has said it is easier to "untie" than a SBH (slippery becket hitch).

    Many, myself included, have put a small loop "pull tab of sorts"...
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    Is the "stopper knot" essentially what Brandon...

    Is the "stopper knot" essentially what Brandon shows in his Warbonnet video? Pulling another piece/bight, through the loop/bight, created by the initial slippery knot (SBH in the case of the...
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    Agreed on the separate drip line. 50-70 mph...

    Agreed on the separate drip line.
    50-70 mph winds... temps dropping to 15F w/snow, ice... yep, lol, I'd postpone too!
    I've hung in weather like that before, because I was stuck...
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