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    Welcome from Mint Hill

    Welcome from Mint Hill
  2. Another welcome from Charlotte. Come hang with...

    Another welcome from Charlotte. Come hang with us at Yates for a bit. If ya do come bring a lawn chair to sit by the fire.
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    FWIW thatís how I sleep in bed and my XLC is head...

    FWIW thatís how I sleep in bed and my XLC is head left / feet right.
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210224/fc01f32f...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210224/fc01f32fb0381ae83ea4e057825dfe33.jpg

    Forecast is looking pretty good.

    Donít forget water and a lawn chair.
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    Hope you get feeling better.

    Hope you get feeling better.
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    Thanks for the follow up. How was the hot spring?

    Thanks for the follow up. How was the hot spring?
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    I plan on being there Thursday before the sun...

    I plan on being there Thursday before the sun goes down. Not sure exactly when
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    Tricks for dealing with high wind?

    Iíd say you pretty well have it.
    Snakeskins can help manage the tarp in the wind while setting up/breaking down.
    They help keep tour guylines from being a tangled mess as well (ask me how I...
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    Great memories. And nice air off the cinder...

    Great memories. And nice air off the cinder blocks :)
    Makes me appreciate all the folks keeping the gorge clean over the years.
  10. Welcome to the forum - also from Charlotte. ...

    Welcome to the forum - also from Charlotte.
    Check out one of the area hangs sometime - just a bunch of strangers with hammock camping in common but it works.
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    That sounds like the spirit of hammock folks....

    That sounds like the spirit of hammock folks. Helping out a fellow adventurer.
    Iím sure you went through all the emotional spectrum from frustration to surprise in how it turned out.

    I was in...
  12. Looks like a great adventure in the gorge. Nice...

    Looks like a great adventure in the gorge. Nice photos.
  13. Love it. Should have thought of that as a former...

    Love it. Should have thought of that as a former tech. If reboot doesnít work, reinstall :)
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    Wow Iím impressed with how much snow there was...

    Wow Iím impressed with how much snow there was and more in the forecast.
    Did you park in the backcountry parking lot and end up over by the Wise shelter?
    Looks like a great time.
    Oh and how were...
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    Looks like Event Camp is at 35.881624,...

    Looks like Event Camp is at

    35.881624, -81.907903

    I recommend folks get the free Avenza app and download the Linville Gorge map found here:

    https://www.avenzamaps.com/maps/905411?
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    Nice to get out, stretch the legs and get a night...

    Nice to get out, stretch the legs and get a night in the hammock.
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    Coming from Charlotte... it seems like it would...

    Coming from Charlotte... it seems like it would be better to hit 105 on the south side and come up that way - depending on conditions of course.
    Do I have that right?

    I did drive 105 southbound...
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    NC- Linville Gorge Wintertime Hang; Feb 25-28

    Looking forward to it.
    Hoping to hike some trails and taking lots of pictures which has nothing to do with me being out of shape or slow or catching my breath.
  19. Iím down for some gorge camping. Letís do it

    Iím down for some gorge camping. Letís do it
  20. Tarp auto tensioner methods - pros and cons

    Option 3 - none of the above
    If I get a little slack, I just move the stake an inch or two farther away or wrap the line around the stake a couple times.
    I used something akin to option 1 for...
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    Ha Iíve been known to just throw everything in...

    Ha Iíve been known to just throw everything in the car and sort it at Yates. My annual spring cleaning trip :)
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    Sounds perfect. I keep eyeing travel vans,...

    Sounds perfect. I keep eyeing travel vans, campers, etc :) One of these days.
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    Enjoy Grayson and let us know how it goes!

    Enjoy Grayson and let us know how it goes!
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    Love my 2qzq underquilt. Hope you are enjoying...

    Love my 2qzq underquilt. Hope you are enjoying the travels.
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    Around NC/VA Winter Trip??

    Doughton Park primitive camping would be a nice 2 day trip. It requires a free permit to camp, which you get by calling the Blue Ridge Parkway office and having it mailed to you or picking up at a...
  26. I shot our admin a message to take a look - he's...

    I shot our admin a message to take a look - he's got more experience than I do.

    Can you try the same test in Incognito mode on Chrome? That may help eliminate any Chrome extensions from causing...
  27. I’ll raise it up to our site admin. Not sure what...

    I’ll raise it up to our site admin. Not sure what is going on here.
    Are you able to use the Attach icon and add pics that way?
  28. Test. Looks like itís working for me. Do you...

    Test. Looks like itís working for me.
    Do you get the Insert Image screen where you can select the pic from your computer?

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    Glad to see you got on the forum and maybe Iíll...

    Glad to see you got on the forum and maybe Iíll see ya at the hang. Itís a good time and plenty of trees. I went to my first hang with a tent so they are welcome for sure.
  30. Video: Hot Tenting Northern MI, Pomoly Stove

    Sorry I wasnít real clear - missed a few words there.
    Can you attach poles to the toboggan similar to a polk?
  31. Nice video. Iíve got that same Knorr side -...

    Nice video. Iíve got that same Knorr side - bought it to go camping and itís been 2 years.
    Could you a pulk arms to the tobogganing you wanted? I donít know what the right term is.
  32. I'm starting to salivate when I start watching...

    I'm starting to salivate when I start watching Shug videos - this one made me want some pancakes and coffee! That looked like a fun trip hanging out on the lake & playing with the fire. The UQ...
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    Below are examples of resized Attached Images (best viewed on a computer)


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  34. Revolving photos that upload horizontal in my File upload manager

    Ok all - I've got some new instructions to test out.

    Feedback requested:
    If you have time, walk through the instructions & give me feedback below. I have tested these but my eyes are glazing...
  35. Quick update - Iím still working on this. I...

    Quick update - Iím still working on this.

    I have updated some instructions that I think will help but Iím waiting on a final question regarding some site functionality before posting for yíall to...
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    My 25 lb beagle sleeps in the hammock with me....

    My 25 lb beagle sleeps in the hammock with me. That is her preferred location - begging me to get in. I typically pull out my hammock with a bit heavier fabric - 1.7 or double 1.1. No issues so far. ...
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    Paging @WarbonnetGuy

    Paging @WarbonnetGuy
  38. Sounds like a fun trip. Thought of yíall when I...

    Sounds like a fun trip. Thought of yíall when I let the dog out Saturday night and it was pouring. Figured you were under a tarp dry somewhere. And glad we didnít have to send a rescue party for...
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    Congrats on finishing and thanks for the the...

    Congrats on finishing and thanks for the the feedback on the gear.
  40. Revolving photos that upload horizontal in my File upload manager

    Iím still researching and will post something eventually on the best way to sort this.

    But a quick explanation... when you take a pic, it stores the orientation data. Pretty much every software...
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    There is a winter hang in Feb at Grayson...

    There is a winter hang in Feb at Grayson Highlands State Park which could be of interest to you. Some arrive on Thursday and backpack for a night or two. Not sure how the drive would be but wanted to...
  42. Can you upload an example and I’ll take a look?

    Can you upload an example and I’ll take a look?
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    Post a pic of your setup. That might help us see...

    Post a pic of your setup. That might help us see if anything looks strange.
    I also still think you should try some place other than your indoor setup. That isnít to say indoor setups donít work,...
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    Now you get to wait for your package to arrive :)...

    Now you get to wait for your package to arrive :) I was like a kid at Christmas waiting for my first nice hammock to arrive.
  45. Folks.. lets keep politics out of this. I've...

    Folks.. lets keep politics out of this. I've removed some posts.

    QWiz.. thanks for the update.
  46. Slowhike... I figured it was a wait and see type...

    Slowhike... I figured it was a wait and see type situation anyway. Feb may give more time after the holidays for reported cases to go down from the holidays but who knows.
  47. Added my name to the sign-up sheet. Looking...

    Added my name to the sign-up sheet. Looking foward to this - hope we get a decent amount of snow but not enough to close the roads :)
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    My brain read pork pop tarts and I thought who...

    My brain read pork pop tarts and I thought who would eat that but after reading this thread Iím beginning to think there may be a market
  49. Livestream link... you can even set a...

    Livestream link... you can even set a reminder....
    https://youtu.be/u-TI9cfg0Ns

    Looking forward to it Shug
  50. I could be making this up but it seems a lot of...

    I could be making this up but it seems a lot of threads where somebody has a challenging time also happens to be when they try to hang inside. If what you described happened to me, I would adjust my...
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