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  1. You will have no problem following the trail,...

    You will have no problem following the trail, only problem I had the first time I did that loop was walking past the the creek crossing where the skyway intersects the CST.
  2. Becky Owen...her husband and ex room mate and...

    Becky Owen...her husband and ex room mate and drinking buddy is Nolan Owen.
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    Measure the tie out location on the problem...

    Measure the tie out location on the problem corner and see if it matches the others, looks like, looks like a trigonometry problem on that triangle you're trying to make with that corner.
  4. Too early to commit but I'm going to try to make...

    Too early to commit but I'm going to try to make this one, my wife's sister and family live between Batesville and Oxford and sure she'd enjoy spending time with them while i'm in the woods.
  5. Definitely interested.

    Definitely interested.
  6. Nice sign, tell the truth, your wife made that...

    Nice sign, tell the truth, your wife made that didn't she?
  7. Where is Johnny's located?

    Where is Johnny's located?
  8. I plan to be there mid afternoon....hope this...

    I plan to be there mid afternoon....hope this crowd isn't too rough for me.
  9. Will it be safe to camp in that area with all...

    Will it be safe to camp in that area with all those beans?
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    A simple no comment would have sufficed...but...

    A simple no comment would have sufficed...but then again there's always got to be a wiseass in every crowd.
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    Lightweight material

    Has anyone made a hammock using this material?

    http://ripstopbytheroll.com/products/0-66-oz-membrane-10-taffeta-nylon-1
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    Is a longer ridgeline supposed to give you more...

    Is a longer ridgeline supposed to give you more or less knee pressure? I can't tell any difference in 113 and 107, left it set at 107 to give better tarp coverage.
  13. I started out with amsteel UCR's thinking it...

    I started out with amsteel UCR's thinking it would be the lightest, got the titanium buckles from Dutch and found some light weight strapping at a flea market and actually reduced the weight a...
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    That's the new pattern they come out with that...

    That's the new pattern they come out with that you just gotta have...right after you've made one from the old colors.
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    Tis true, I made a 12' silpoly tarp with doors...

    Tis true, I made a 12' silpoly tarp with doors thinking it would give better coverage, that might be the case if the trees you hung in were so close together you could barely hang but that don't...
  16. If I didn't already have a hike planned for the...

    If I didn't already have a hike planned for the Foothills Trail then I'd come join you guys, I have a daughter and two grandkids in Tampa I need to see as well.
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    That's a great looking jacket....don't screw it...

    That's a great looking jacket....don't screw it up.
  18. FYI...there are a couple of small trees at the...

    FYI...there are a couple of small trees at the base of Cheaha Falls you can hang a hammock, last time there I hung about 6' from the fall, was convenient to step under the fall for a quick shower...
  19. Find out the longest distance between trees you...

    Find out the longest distance between trees you can hang your hammock, which is determined by how high you can reach, make your hammock suspension that length and the tarp length to match. All my guy...
  20. Planning to come.

    Planning to come.
  21. Extra suspension on Hammock Gear underquilt ?

    Can anyone tell me how the extra suspension functions on the Hammock Gear underquilt?
  22. Thread: Snake skins

    by Drybones
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    I have cuben, n0-see-um and 1.1 oz rip stop snake...

    I have cuben, n0-see-um and 1.1 oz rip stop snake skins...I like the cuben best, then the rip stop then the no-see-um...
  23. I really like Dutch's titanium buckles, could...

    I really like Dutch's titanium buckles, could only afford one set which I use on the backpacking hammock and put his regular buckles on my other hammocks, I was able to find strapping at a flea...
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    I would just tie it on the posts and try it first...

    I would just tie it on the posts and try it first to find the right spot....that calculator is a little off for me.
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    I use them, sewn on, use zing-it, I am concerned...

    I use them, sewn on, use zing-it, I am concerned how they would hold up in a very strong wind...I'm thinking 40 MPH +...I've had them in some pretty good winds and they are holding up so far, if they...
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    I'm 6'1"+, like the long but wish I had gotten...

    I'm 6'1"+, like the long but wish I had gotten the regular width.
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    Looks to me like that shape would cause issues...

    Looks to me like that shape would cause issues with the suspension.
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    I hate threads that make me drag out the machine,...

    I hate threads that make me drag out the machine, buy more material and make another tart when I already have three...thanks!
  29. I got into hammocks a few months back and since I...

    I got into hammocks a few months back and since I have a sewing machine I made my first one, and several since, and I'm happy with them, but if I had it to do over again I'd start off with a Half Wit...
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    I have aluminum arrows that have been bent or are...

    I have aluminum arrows that have been bent or are just too light weight for the draw that I use for toggles.
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    That's why I'm looking for a metal option, I like...

    That's why I'm looking for a metal option, I like the line locks because they allow me to drop the tarp from underneath if it starts raining, quick and easy, but it wouldn't take much of a wind to...
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    I use zing it but put a slip knot to keep it from...

    I use zing it but put a slip knot to keep it from slipping in the line lock, works well and takes literally a second.
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    I do have Dutch's mini hook on the end, nice...

    I do have Dutch's mini hook on the end, nice little piece of gear.
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    It depends on the strap material, I've tried...

    It depends on the strap material, I've tried several types, some have no noticeable stretch, some stretch too much to use, my favorite is a lightweight strap that stretches slightly but it's not...
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    Week end of 10/17 is the only date that would not...

    Week end of 10/17 is the only date that would not work for me...have a MTS Trail hike in the Balsams scheduled for that date.
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    There's a local flea market where I can get 50'...

    There's a local flea market where I can get 50' of just about any webbing for $5, that's enough for two hammocks, $6 for a set of cinch buckles from Dutch and a short piece of amsteel and it's done...
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    I'd prefer not to be tying knots in the dark or...

    I'd prefer not to be tying knots in the dark or in a torrential downpour.
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    I have some Dutch hardware on one tarp but it...

    I have some Dutch hardware on one tarp but it takes too long to adjust, line locks are quick and simple. I'll put a plug in here for his titanium cinch buckles, they're not cheap but really nice at...
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    Does anyone make metal line locks

    I now have plastic line locks on my tarp ridge lines same as I use on guy lines, I'm a little concerned as to how well they'll hold up on the ridgeline when cinched down hard in a storm, anyone know...
  40. Will it hold up through washing?

    Will it hold up through washing?
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    The only way to find out is to hang it in the...

    The only way to find out is to hang it in the rain...preferably the back yard and not wilderness the first time.
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    You the man Shug! Thanks for all those videos and...

    You the man Shug! Thanks for all those videos and down home approach. lots of great info....and entertaining... you shoulda been a teacher.
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    Same here.

    Same here.
  44. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Bear-Grylls-Hammock-with...

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Bear-Grylls-Hammock-with-Bug-Net/25716612

    For $34 I bought this hammock not expecting much but it's a pretty nice little hammock after switching out the suspension and...
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    I was expecting to add a little weight when I...

    I was expecting to add a little weight when I switched from UCR's to webbing and Dutch titanium cinch buckles but actually saved .5 oz...and it's much simpler and faster, hammock and suspension weigh...
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    BTW...this works much better than the 2-piece set...

    BTW...this works much better than the 2-piece set I mad from no-see-um...much, much easier to use one piece so it doesn't bunch up in the midde.
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    I recently made a 12' x 8' silpoly tarp and used...

    I recently made a 12' x 8' silpoly tarp and used the 10" x 12' trimmed piece for a snake skin, one piece about 11'8" after hemming, just start on one end and go to the other, don't have a problem at...
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    There's a big difference in types of webbing,...

    There's a big difference in types of webbing, I've had some that would stretch enough to put me on the ground and some with no appreciable stretch, there's a local flea market where I can get 50' of...
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    Or in a shelter, I've slept comfortable in a tent...

    Or in a shelter, I've slept comfortable in a tent at 15* on a 3.5 R pad wearing only boxers...froze my butt off in a shelter at about 25* with the same gear and a down jacket on...got cold from the...
  50. I just went through the same decision making...

    I just went through the same decision making process, did a lot of research and ended up with a Hammock Gear TQ and UQ...I'm pretty satisfied.
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