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  1. Not yet Tom Tom, no dates yet I’ll use Weather...

    Not yet Tom Tom, no dates yet
    I’ll use Weather Bug app on Sunday evening

    If ten day forecast for Troy says no rain for upcoming Saturday and Sunday, then I’ll post that date.
    I know it’s not...
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    A hearty shout out from Denton NC near Uwharries ...

    A hearty shout out from Denton NC near Uwharries

    Watch some videos, go to a group hang or two, to see first hand different rigs, set up in all kinds of ways.

    Ask questions, and use search...
  3. I’m not sure I can picture exactly how you want...

    I’m not sure I can picture exactly how you want to use your guylines.
    Some people hate knots, because they forget or never learn how to tie them.
    Some people hate knots because they chose the wrong...
  4. While I don’t own either of your hammock choices,...

    While I don’t own either of your hammock choices, many of my friends have one or both those hammocks.
    Symmetrical type of hammock could be a good feature if available. Some new hammock campers are...
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    Windy conditions can sometimes cause stakes to be...

    Windy conditions can sometimes cause stakes to be pulled from ground and flop around, until put back in ground.
    Usually, I don’t use stakes, instead I tie off onto trees, bushes, and roots. This can...
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    Need advice on a first time setup

    Maybe an 11 or 12 foot simple gathered end hammock will be good.
    You might like a wider hammock at least 5 feet wide or up to 6 feet wide.
    Maybe a five foot six inch width would be good.
    When...
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    Excellent deal on sld trail lair

    Ooops wrong section
    My apologies
  8. NC Uwharries Backpacking June 2022

    I called Forest Ranger, trail is open after controlled burn.
    Can get black soot on shoes, pant cuffs, tree straps when camping in area of burn.

    I don’t know how far up the controlled burn...
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    For further study on Earth’s climate see...

    For further study on Earth’s climate see Milankovitch (orbital) cycles and their role in Earth’s climate.
    Milutin Milankovitch was a Serbian scientist who discovered relationship of planetary...
  10. NC Uwharries Backpacking June 2022

    Anyone interested in backpacking Uwharrie Trail Dutchman’s Creek figure8 loop.

    We will meet at Yates Place Troy NC
    Just over 21 miles in three days.
    Not recommended for anyone with health...
  11. Thread: Hello

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    Inkaminka, a shout out from across the pond. I...

    Inkaminka, a shout out from across the pond.
    I think Hammock Forums has a search tab to find past threads on all kinds of hammock information.

    And I’ve used internet searches on Google or Safari...
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    Slipping dyneema ucr

    Another, on the trail emergency fix for a slipping UCR
    Set up hammock and UCR suspension. Allow a bit more length to allow for loss of length due to the following:
    After milking bury of UCR form a...
  13. Buellzebub, a hearty shout out from across the...

    Buellzebub, a hearty shout out from across the pond!
    You gonna have fun, dialing in your rig, and meeting hammock aficionados for camping.
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    Mooglover, you are in right place for hammock...

    Mooglover, you are in right place for hammock information and getting to camp with other hammock campers in the area.

    It’s better to be vertical than horizontical…
    Unless, you are in a hammock
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    Fabric suggestions please

    I have both MTN XL 1.7 and Hexon Wide 1.6 and am happy with both for hammocks.
  16. I have or have had, silnylon, DCF, and silpoly....

    I have or have had, silnylon, DCF, and silpoly.
    All good tarps.
    Now my favorite tarps are silpoly. They are light weight enough for backpacking (check specs for specifics on weight, water and leak...
  17. Some chess champions are rated 2800 and up....

    Some chess champions are rated 2800 and up.
    Anyone rated above 2000 is really good. Some of us are rated three to five hundred.
    I might have a negative rating. Minus 200!

    I enjoy watching chess...
  18. A shout out from Uwharries to Hotlips and...

    A shout out from Uwharries to Hotlips and Kingsford
    Good memories always
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    Will I be warm enough?

    What they said is all top notch!
    And you can take Hot Hands and put apply them to your clothes before going to sleep.
    Some Hot Hands are bean bag shaped and some are flat with peel off stickers...
  20. Short slings or fabric loops to clip into inside van

    You can make loops length you want, with 1/8 amsteel. A diamond knot will hold. After making diamond knot, hand tighten and work out any loose sections. Then “cure” your knot by hanging your body...
  21. Congratulations on your awesome jaunt!

    Congratulations on your awesome jaunt!
  22. Possible cheat code for fixing some knots and...

    Possible cheat code for fixing some knots and hitches
    This is if the loose end or tag end that hangs down after it exits the knot, happens to slip so that loose end becomes shorter.
    After you tie...
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    Bansheekitty, just in time, like a dream come...

    Bansheekitty, just in time, like a dream come true!
    You get to escape every day life, to hang outdoors with friends. You’ll really be camping when you slosh a spot of coffee in your hammock!
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    Different rigs will vary in amount of stretch or...

    Different rigs will vary in amount of stretch or settling, especially the first night—any first nights!
    Hammock can stretch, continuous loops can stretch-as larkshead tightens through hemmed...
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    NC> Uwharries backpack, April 15-17

    Chknbone, we were glad to see you and sad to see you go EARLY. Hope you and yours have a fine Easter Holiday.

    On the hike in, I was minding my own business, walking along bank of Dutchman’s...
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    You might have made a perfectly good UCR splice,...

    You might have made a perfectly good UCR splice, possibly the rope used was extra slippery.

    Regardless of cause, rope too slippery, splice length a bit short, it’s no fun when your UCR slips
    ...
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    Fixing an Underquilt Cold Spot

    Mountainmatthew, I’ve got the cheat code for you.

    Adjust your under quilt like they say:

    When your under quilt is set up, leave it attached, and pull it out from under your hammock.

    Under...
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    Gossamer Gear sells pads 70 inches by 40 inches...

    Gossamer Gear sells pads 70 inches by 40 inches
    If after an overnight or two, you want pad less wide.
    Mark pad with a sharpie where you want to cut.

    I don’t remember thickness of pad, maybe 3/16...
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    Chknbone we will not be at Little Island Creek ...

    Chknbone we will not be at Little Island Creek

    Iceman’s link to map is Beech Camp where we will be.

    Also refer to first and ninth posts on NC Uwharries April Fools Hang for more directions
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    Chknbone, directions to Beech Camp are in April...

    Chknbone, directions to Beech Camp are in April Fools Hang thread
    From Yates, gravel road in Yates, past metal bar gate, 50 yards to spur trail, take spur trail 5 minutes to Tbone, and turn LEFT...
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    NC> Uwharries backpack, April 15-17

    Rhonda, You and Yours are always welcome

    Slowhike, I’ve camped the last two weekends in a row.

    I say, why not make it three in a row!
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    Learn by doing, learn by playing, learn from...

    Learn by doing, learn by playing, learn from others on YouTube, at group hangs, and camping with smaller groups of friends.

    Mainly, you’re gonna have lots of fun.
    Lots of great people here!

    A...
  33. PappyAmos taught an old dog new tricks! Thank...

    PappyAmos taught an old dog new tricks!
    Thank you PappyAmos!

    I have two Evernew water bags. One for creek water, and one for filtered water. A full sized Sawyer Squeeze filter is connected to...
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    Try an 11 foot hammock, or to further reduce...

    Try an 11 foot hammock, or to further reduce CRP-calf ridge pressure try a 12 foot hammock.

    I went from an ENO (short hammock) to an 11 foot hammock and noticed an increase in overall comfort....
  35. Eleven brave souls ventured into the Uwharries...

    Eleven brave souls ventured into the Uwharries for a few days lollygagging, mostly true stories, and a magnificent campfire.
    Every hang, I meet hammock creatures much smarter than me. This violates...
  36. Our after lunch group is going to begin our trek...

    Our after lunch group is going to begin our trek to Beech Camp
    Is anyone on way now and just a few minutes behind schedule
    We can wait a few more minutes for you if you send us a message or call...
  37. With good weather, I’ve decided to cowboy camp,...

    With good weather, I’ve decided to cowboy camp, no need to carry heavy tarp, if it ain’t gonna rain.
    Also I’ll forgo my quilts, both top and bottom.

    By wearing my red t-shirts, I’ll have no need...
  38. NC Uwharries April Fools Hang April 1 2 3 2022

    I see, said the blind man, as he picked up his hammer and saw.
    PappyAmos, remind me tomorrow when I see you before we begin hiking

    And have you seen YouTube video of blind Chinese vegetable and...
  39. Raladd, we look forward to hanging with you....

    Raladd, we look forward to hanging with you.
    Come on to Beech Camp, the weather looks good
  40. Peeeeetey, maybe see y’all at The Gorge

    Peeeeetey, maybe see y’all at The Gorge
  41. Bob is bringing his saw. That way no one else has...

    Bob is bringing his saw. That way no one else has to carry their saw (extra weight) unless they want to bring their own saw.

    A knife for batoning wood, is optional
    Have fun
    Fingers are extra
    ...
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    I don’t know Bonded is new, or at least new to...

    I don’t know
    Bonded is new, or at least new to me
    I would imagine that one has to be stronger than the other. But both will do the job.
    I think bonded is supposed to be much much less prone to...
  43. An axe might be too heavy? for backpacking I...

    An axe might be too heavy? for backpacking
    I don’t have right knives. Some use sturdy knives and baton to split wood. Like WV did at Grayson.
  44. Slowhike, I will help with water filter. And if...

    Slowhike, I will help with water filter.
    And if I forget to bring an extra filter for you…
    I’ll loan you a lightly worn sock to strain creek particulates for your morning joe&tea
  45. NC Uwharries April Fools Hang April 1 2 3 2022

    Raladd, it’ll be great to get in piney woods. Plenty of room for all of us in Uwharries. I see you already know….Hammocks Rule!

    Some of my best memories are from Scouting.
    Thank you Raladd!
    ...
  46. Iceman good to see you kickin First time in ...

    Iceman good to see you kickin

    First time in

    Maybe hike with a group
    Use a navigation app

    Can download trails with WiFi at home, then when on trail, with no cell coverage your map will still...
  47. NC Uwharries April Fools Hang April 1 2 3 2022

    Cliff, Yates and Uwharries calling you!
    No certain time
    One group will arrive at Yates just after lunch.
    Stand around and talk a bit and then begin backpacking.
    That way we can get there and set...
  48. Aaaaiiiight!

    Aaaaiiiight!
  49. NC Uwharries April Fools Hang April 1 2 3 2022

    Park at Yates Place Camp and backpack in to our campsite.
    It is short miles, about an hour and a half hike.
    We will be camped by a creek with plenty of water.

    Bring all your own food. If you...
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    You can send private messages as invites Or post...

    You can send private messages as invites
    Or post impromptu hang on Hammock Forums
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