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  1. no worries iceman. Mine are a couple of 3 y/o...

    no worries iceman. Mine are a couple of 3 y/o hams and enjoy company. They’re quite familiar with the Uwharrie trails and stay on leash. They’re both “birdy” around small animals which is why I...
  2. ha! I expect you to meet me at Yates and dodge...

    ha! I expect you to meet me at Yates and dodge the chiggers on the way to Spencer Creek.
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    I have a SLD Trail Lair in the 1.2 MTN XL. I had...

    I have a SLD Trail Lair in the 1.2 MTN XL. I had it made to a finished width of 62” and don’t experience any shoulder squeeze. I think part of that has to do with Jared’s GE design. The 1.2MTN will...
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    WTB: Bump. Would also be open to trying another 20...

    Bump. Would also be open to trying another 20 degree 3/4 UQ like LL Habenero or EE Revolt.
  5. I may join leaving from Yates to get in a few...

    I may join leaving from Yates to get in a few more miles. Also might tent camp (oh the horror) with my lab mixes if the group doesn’t mind a couple of food moochers joining.
  6. Narrow width Topquilt with occasional ground use

    I want to get a lightweight 20 degree quilt to reduce my pack weight and to help with compression. I will mostly use it in the hammock but occasionally tent camp with my dogs. Would something like...
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    WTB: Hammock Gear Premium Phoenix 20 degree

    Looking for a 20 degree HG Phoenix in the 10D fabric, 850 or 950 fill. PM if you have one available. Thanks.
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    maybe this hang will be cooler Phantom - with...

    maybe this hang will be cooler Phantom - with ample time for coffee too.
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    Thanks for joining gents. My August trek will be...

    Thanks for joining gents. My August trek will be higher elevation for some cooler weather, but Uwharries will serve us well again in the fall. I thought I had chiggers when I got home as I found red...
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    I can see that - I think this is definitely a...

    I can see that - I think this is definitely a function of individual preference/efficiency plus choice of a particular suspension. Your set-up is light and the Kevlar straps and becket hitch...
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    glad to have you on board Oyster. Phantom does...

    glad to have you on board Oyster. Phantom does like his coffee. He carries a huge mug and has been known to pop instant packets directly into his mouth when there’s no time to brew. He could be...
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    NC - Uwharrie Hot Loop 7/29 - 7/30

    I have the itch to get out for a quick loop and hang this weekend. Given the hot weather, I am planning on doing just the lower loop of Uwharrie Trail/Dutchman’s Creek starting around noon Fri from...
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    I ordered one of SLD’s carry-alls based on your...

    I ordered one of SLD’s carry-alls based on your review and recommendation. It’s greatly sped-up my deployment and morning packing routine while on trail. While it adds a few ounces to my pack, the...
  14. Maybe email Warbonnet and ask for their advice?...

    Maybe email Warbonnet and ask for their advice? He sells seconds with flaws like a spliced ridgeline and they come with extra silicone. It’s possible yours has an area with noticeable needle holes....
  15. IMHO there’s no need to seal the ridgeline on the...

    IMHO there’s no need to seal the ridgeline on the WB tarps. I’ve had thee of them and all have been in heavy rain events with no evidence of leaking. If you examine the inside of the ridgeline you...
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    I have two of them, the sil nylon standard with...

    I have two of them, the sil nylon standard with vent and a mesh winter/wide version. Like ObdewlaX I use it to speed-up packing and deployment while on trail. The summer kit fits fine and I don’t...
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    Good swapping stories Phantom. Also appreciated...

    Good swapping stories Phantom. Also appreciated the knot tips. The UCRs didn’t slip at all last night so think I’m good to go. We’ll have to do it again in the fall when it’s not so hot & humid....
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    For anyone who’s interested in joining, Phantom...

    For anyone who’s interested in joining, Phantom and I are meeting at Yates on Sat 7/2 at noon for a single overnight/backpack of the upper loop of the Dutchman’s Creek/Uwharrie Trail. Looks like less...
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    good point Tom Tom - and we found out Yogi likes...

    good point Tom Tom - and we found out Yogi likes chilled beer in the stream so remember to secure those too…
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    I was thinking just Fri night/back on Sat given...

    I was thinking just Fri night/back on Sat given they were calling for rain the other days, but now looks like maybe T storms after lunch on Fri too… I suppose we can wait and call an audible tomorrow...
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    Uwharries Loop 7/1 & 7/2

    I’m likely heading out Friday from Yates for a quick overnight and loop of the Dutchman’s/Uwharrie trails. My dogs are joining this time so I may be in the tent but happy to have hammock company. Let...
  22. I’m sure he does. A lot of the trails up there...

    I’m sure he does. A lot of the trails up there were made a mess by that storm, but it’d be a shame not to find a temporary relo for 2022.
  23. What about a temporary relocation using the Black...

    What about a temporary relocation using the Black Balsam Forest on either side of Black Balsam Road off the BRP? There’s plenty of hammock trees along the MST section and parking along Black Balsam...
  24. I have a few comments that may or may not be...

    I have a few comments that may or may not be helpful. BTW- I’ve owned both a 1.2 MNT XL Dream Hammock Darien and a Simply Light Designs Trail Lair in the same material, both excellent, well-made, and...
  25. FS: 11’ Warbonnet Superfly Tarp in 30d Silnylon

    Selling my olive brown WB Superfly tarp, 11’ ridgeline in 30d silnylon olive brown color. Does not come with any guylines or hardware. I seamed sealed the side pull outs with the sealant provided by...
  26. I’m still heading up to SRW tomorrow in case...

    I’m still heading up to SRW tomorrow in case there’s any last minute joiners. Plan to do the southern loop around Shinning Creek, ALT, Graveyard Fields, etc. Weather looks clear so far with temps in...
  27. Thread: VA/ NC Info

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    Glad you had a good trip despite the wind and T...

    Glad you had a good trip despite the wind and T storms. There’s a decent hammock camp site near Thomas Knob Shelter just off the AT past the bear box. It’s on the north side of the trail tucked into...
  28. Haha - I know what you mean. I did the full ALT...

    Haha - I know what you mean. I did the full ALT going northbound last June and it was tough - heavy elevation changes and the ridgeline up from Deep Gap to Silvermine Bald was brutal in the heat and...
  29. Shinning Rock Wilderness Loop June 17 & 18

    I’m heading up to SRW Fri & Sat to do a loop around the Art Loeb Trail and the MST. I need to escape this crazy heat in the Piedmont - temps are forecasted for low 70s/mid 40s night so should be...
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    Bump. Still looking.

    Bump. Still looking.
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    I did the loop Dvankirk suggested last August...

    I did the loop Dvankirk suggested last August with el Gordo. Old Orchard seemed to have the best hanging trees and Thomas Knob had the best views. You need at least 2 nights to make the full loop...
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    nice! What part of the gorge were you in?

    nice! What part of the gorge were you in?
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    How many of y’all are hiking Phantom? I might be...

    How many of y’all are hiking Phantom? I might be able to swing it although I was leaning to hitting higher elevation to get a break from the heat/humidity.
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    11’ Hammock Gear Dyneema Palace Tarp

    Looking for an HG Winter Palace in the 11’ ridgeline. Preference for the 0.50oz green Dyneema but will consider camo version too. Let me know if you have one you would consider selling. Thanks.
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    Thanks guys. We had fun and enjoyed the trip with...

    Thanks guys. We had fun and enjoyed the trip with the exception of the weather swings. I agree with Dvankirk regarding the North Mountain Trail. It was pretty monotonous but did have some good views...
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    Virginia Triple Crown

    My brother, nephew and I decided to tackle the VA Triple Crown loop last month before the heat of summer kicks-in. Our trip featured sun, rain, hail and snow over the weekend... and strong winds, so...
  37. Thread: VA/ NC Info

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    When I did this hike last fall with el Gordo, I...

    When I did this hike last fall with el Gordo, I remember dodging horse/pony piles all along the AT section. I was amazed how far up the brush-covered trail they would go. Fun seeing them up close but...
  38. Thread: VA/ NC Info

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    Not to derail slowhikes thread, but I’m planning...

    Not to derail slowhikes thread, but I’m planning on doing the Black Mountain Crest Trail this summer or early fall. Likely with a hang at Deep Gap. I did VA Triple Crown this April which has some...
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    I think it helps having some elasticity so when...

    I think it helps having some elasticity so when moving around in the hammock the UQ has some give. The line locks hold the shock cord just fine. I picked up a used Shenendoah this winter but haven’t...
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    Both my partial UQ and full length fuse 1/8 shock...

    Both my partial UQ and full length fuse 1/8 shock cord with line lock 3 at the channel ends and I like the ability to fine tune as well. Line lock 3 calls for 2.5mm to 3mm cord for best hold and 1/8...
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    First of all, welcome to HF. I’m the same height...

    First of all, welcome to HF. I’m the same height as you although a bit lighter. I also live in NC and I switched to hammock camping from tents last year. Very happy with the switch.

    If your...
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    Good choice. The answer is yes - I have the...

    Good choice. The answer is yes - I have the Minifly in a mesh tarp skin and it fits back inside the WB stuff sack along with my CRL, prussiks, and mini S-biners for the “mini doors”. I don’t normally...
  43. Sorry I missed Friday night but I did get to hang...

    Sorry I missed Friday night but I did get to hang with the Savages on Saturday (p.s. cold is just a relative state of mind…��). Thank you Phantom for organizing and Taz for the most excellent...
  44. Thanks for sharing this. I spent a lot of time in...

    Thanks for sharing this. I spent a lot of time in the 80s as a teenager along the AT in North Carolina and committed to hiking it at some point. I’ve done plenty of section hikes but not sure when/if...
  45. Phantom - thought I had a conflict this weekend...

    Phantom - thought I had a conflict this weekend but appears to have cleared so I may add myself to the list. Saturday for sure and maybe Friday depending on work. No bears in the Uwharries like at...
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    You can do it, especially with getting your kit...

    You can do it, especially with getting your kit dialed in for lower weight. not sure if you’ve seen any of Early Riser’s videos but he did it in 3 days banging out 20+ milers. I’m not doing those...
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    I’d like to thru hike the trail, probably on an...

    I’d like to thru hike the trail, probably on an aggressive miles per day calendar given it’s tough for me to get consecutive days off work. Also up for joining anyone on section hikes and staging...
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    I use CRLs too for the same reason, although I...

    I use CRLs too for the same reason, although I did have a hell of a time this winter with my hands being so cold in the Smokies that I could not get the prusiks to release from the main line. Both...
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    Thanks. The used Minifly I’m looking at has the...

    Thanks. The used Minifly I’m looking at has the gridstop like your Mambajamba. The Thunderfly I have looks exactly like yours. The owner has the original order sheet which does specify 20D silpoly,...
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    Warbonnet 20D Silpoly Tarps

    Can anyone confirm if Warbonnet is now using a Xenon silpoly with gridstop vs the non-gridstop version? My Thunderfly is smooth with no gridstop but I’m looking at a used one that has a grid pattern....
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