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    National Hammock Day

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/7/3/6/0/6/family_savage_gulf_thumb.jpg

    Good day in Savage Gulf, TN. Whole family together. Son asleep in his hammock, wife still asleep in hers under...
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    Wow, that is super nice of you. I live in FL but...

    Wow, that is super nice of you. I live in FL but run to the NC mountains as often as I can. I hope to take you up on your kind offer one day. Thanks.
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    sold! so to speak. PM me an address and I'll...

    sold! so to speak. PM me an address and I'll send them out. Enjoy.
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    Free tarp ticks

    Two free tarp ticks. Too small for my taste. First I'll take em and I'll drop them in an envelope and mail away...
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    Z packs sells a lineloc 5 designed for smaller...

    Z packs sells a lineloc 5 designed for smaller lines. Another option. https://zpacks.com/products/lineloc-v-with-loop. I bought some for the same reason you mention and they work fine. No slipping.
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    40* down topquilt

    Ok, I know this is a longshot but I just learned a hour ago that I'm leaving on Saturday for two weeks of backpacking. Just hoping that by some miracle I can get a 40* topquilt to me by Friday or...
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    I live in the FL Keys so I got a 50* Trailwinder...

    I live in the FL Keys so I got a 50* Trailwinder to use in the cooler months. I found that I need it below 75* and I start getting chilly with it at about 55*. But I am acclimated to the Keys and...
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    Great pictures and post. I was there in early...

    Great pictures and post. I was there in early March for a week and its like feast or famine. Some areas had tons of people and others had nobody. Depended on how remote they were. Still it's an...
  9. Thread: LiteAF tarp

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    The Schill brothers do a quick review on it. ...

    The Schill brothers do a quick review on it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFv7vuzPi0U
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    No problem. It's a bit warmer here and I have...

    No problem. It's a bit warmer here and I have underquilts for colder weather. Good luck finding the insulated one.
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    I have an uninsulated one if you are still...

    I have an uninsulated one if you are still interested.
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    I'm planning on a trip there in one week if the...

    I'm planning on a trip there in one week if the temp with stay above 20deg. That's about as low as we can go right now. Hoping the wind is not bad either. I've been thru winds up to about 60mph...
  13. FS: I'll take it, the underquilt please.

    I'll take it, the underquilt please.
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    I have a one year old Journey that I did not seam...

    I have a one year old Journey that I did not seam seal the ridgeline and have had no problems with many wet nights.
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    In my case I normally use tree strap with...

    In my case I normally use tree strap with carabiner to whoopie. And like you are saying I've had the issue of having too much whoopie and strap between my hammock and the tree. Depending on tree...
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    So do those of you that use a carabiner as a...

    So do those of you that use a carabiner as a toggle in a marlin spike knot put your whoopie sling over the knot, not the toggle, or can you just simply put your whoopie in the carabiner? Just...
  17. I ordered a new Trail Winder custom on Friday...

    I ordered a new Trail Winder custom on Friday afternoon and received it on Monday morning. WOW. Kinda gives me visions of a workaholic guy jacked up on coffee just waiting and hoping for the next...
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    Anyone have pictures of what their 20deg Trail...

    Anyone have pictures of what their 20deg Trail Winder looks like in a stuff sack? Just wondering how it would compare to a 20deg wookie. According to websites they are within .5oz of each other in...
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    Florida North Carolina Georgia Tennessee ...

    Florida
    North Carolina
    Georgia
    Tennessee

    I've got a lot of catching up to do...
  20. Also, Simply Light Designs has an underquilt that...

    Also, Simply Light Designs has an underquilt that is an underquilt and UQP all in one. Called the Trail Winder. Very nice. ...
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    I have a double on one and a single on the other....

    I have a double on one and a single on the other. I like the single. With the double I tend to get bunched up material in the middle as I'm bringing the two together. Not so with the single one. ...
  22. Do you work for the Slovakian tourist council? ...

    Do you work for the Slovakian tourist council? You should! I think you are making all of us that see these pictures want to start planning a trip to Slovakia right now.
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    WOW. Really beautiful. Great photos too. I...

    WOW. Really beautiful. Great photos too. I love that campsite. Very jealous. Thanks for sharing.
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    I have a WBBB XLC and I got the 10' option. It...

    I have a WBBB XLC and I got the 10' option. It just does fit with both ends tightened up almost all the way, so great coverage, but I think I would get the 9' option next time so there is a bit more...
  25. Shug has many instructional videos that you may...

    Shug has many instructional videos that you may be interested in if you haven't seen them already. This one has some info on tarp tensioners. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GQPY5BuyPI&t=547s
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    I'm one of the lucky ones. I had two orders. ...

    I'm one of the lucky ones. I had two orders. The first one was an Eldorado and a Minifly. The second one was a Diamondback that needs to be made. The Eldorado and Minifly came in last week and...
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    Welcome from the Florida Keys! But I was born...

    Welcome from the Florida Keys! But I was born and raised in Wilmington NC. Also have a BBXLC. Always looking forward to my next trip to the NC mountains.
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    I have a XLC lightweight double layer and love it...

    I have a XLC lightweight double layer and love it but just got an Eldorado single layer in the new fabric for my son. Just set it up in the backyard yesterday for a quick trial and I've gotta say it...
  29. My whoopies are also permanently attached to my...

    My whoopies are also permanently attached to my hammock. If my tree straps are dry they go in with my hammock, if they are wet then they go in with my tarp which should also be wet. Then the wet...
  30. FS: I'm in for bundle 2 for my son. Thanks.

    I'm in for bundle 2 for my son. Thanks.
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    For me, it only shows up on the homepage.

    For me, it only shows up on the homepage.
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    Just ordered a Diamondback 20 deg long 950fp. ...

    Just ordered a Diamondback 20 deg long 950fp. Been comparing TQs for a while wringing my hands over which one to get when the sale came along. Perfect addition to my XLC and wooki. Can't wait to...
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    I have the lightweight double XLC and like it...

    I have the lightweight double XLC and like it very much. I'm 6' 2" and 190lbs. Never tried the single but think it would not be a problem either. You could shave a few more ounces and get the...
  34. NC trip: Mt Mitchell, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Gorge

    Mt. Mitchell, July 5-6
    We drove from Key Largo to Crabtree Falls campground on the Blue ridge parkway. Wanted to stay at the Mt. Mitchell campground near the peak but it was full. Only has nine...
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    I know what you mean about his influence, around...

    I know what you mean about his influence, around my house if we are having a particularly enjoyable breakfast we are having "breakfast in the hammock" said with the appropriate accent. And yes we...
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    Yeah, I should have bought one before I bought my...

    Yeah, I should have bought one before I bought my Journey. Still want them both just should have reversed the order of purchase.
  37. If its the one I'm thinking of my daughter uses...

    If its the one I'm thinking of my daughter uses it to help hold her pad in place inside the hammock. Hers has shock cord on it too.
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    My wife just bought me this one, Paria Outdoor...

    My wife just bought me this one, Paria Outdoor Products Down Backpacking Pillow, for Father's day and I just used it for a week and it's great. Super comfy. You can use it as is in hammock or add...
  39. Living in the the Keys its hard to get anything...

    Living in the the Keys its hard to get anything to dry outside. It either gets rained on or the humidity keeps it damp. I'm forced to dry everything inside with the help of air conditioning. I...
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    I have not been in Camp Daniel Boone but have...

    I have not been in Camp Daniel Boone but have been in that area a bunch over the years in July and had it get into the low 50s high 40s plenty. I'd bring the 40 degree quilt. But then again I have...
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    Thanks everyone for the info. I'll try to do a...

    Thanks everyone for the info. I'll try to do a report when I get back.
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    Can you reserve campsite and get permit online?

    Can you reserve campsite and get permit online?
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    Great, thanks. I found your trip notes and a...

    Great, thanks. I found your trip notes and a video from TallPaul and you both had stayed there but I wasn't sure if there was enough room for us four. Sounds like there is for sure at that site...
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    Grandfather mountaiin campsites

    I'm hoping to do an overnight hike up Grandfather mountain this summer and was planning on staying at either Calloway Gap, Cliffside, or Raven's roost campsites and was looking for any first hand...
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    Thanks. I have a couple of shorter length pieces...

    Thanks. I have a couple of shorter length pieces for the top bar so I can easliy adjust that ridge length if needed. Right now ridge length is 13' 2" and my biggest tarp is a 12' HG Journey. ...
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    Yes that's right, BlueSky Mast. I don't think...

    Yes that's right, BlueSky Mast. I don't think you'd want to buy one by the looks of the price tags on their site but when its free...the price is perfect.
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    My new hammock stand

    Just made a new hammock stand using two antenna mast tripods and 3' aluminum mast sections. Very strong and easy to put together. Someone gave me all the equipment a while ago and I just thought...
  48. None yet. Still kinda new at it. Don't get to...

    None yet. Still kinda new at it. Don't get to use it as often as I would like. But I hope when I do finally flip out that it will be memorable! But without a trip to the ER!
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    Sticky: As I got older it hurt more and more to sleep on...

    As I got older it hurt more and more to sleep on the ground. I always thought that hammocks kept you curved like a banana and that would be bad for my back. When someone gave my scouting son a HH...
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    Sticky: Added myself. Thats alotta people. A hammock...

    Added myself. Thats alotta people. A hammock army. If we lived closer together we could get a gym discount.
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