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    And check Linville Gorge for hangs I donít...

    And check Linville Gorge for hangs
    I donít remember their exact name
    Maybe Gorge Rats
    Or Linville Gorge camping group either on Facebook or on a Safari or Google search.
    They are fairly active...
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    Kinda near NC... Grayson Highlands-Mount Rogers ...

    Kinda near NC...
    Grayson Highlands-Mount Rogers
    The January weekend immediately following Martin Luther King holiday
    January 25 25 26 Friday Saturday Sunday
    Some early Early birds might be...
  3. Shug, thanks for sharing, I gotta chill just...

    Shug, thanks for sharing, I gotta chill just watching. Whoooooo Buddy))))))

    If Iíd been an early Early explorer, theyíd probably discovered my frozen carcass in spring melts...
  4. Iíd use a solid stick, or an elongated rock...

    Iíd use a solid stick, or an elongated rock wrapped in a sock, a toothbrush, or even a tube sock rolled real tight, to avoid using an ink pen.
    Everybody has different ways to replace toggles, Iím...
  5. Sticky: No pictures Maybe on next video... Iím sorry my...

    No pictures
    Maybe on next video...
    Iím sorry my description did not work
  6. Good luck on your new design Let us know, wether...

    Good luck on your new design
    Let us know, wether it works or not

    My hammock is 12x6, little or no calf ridge pressure. Main drawback is, longer hammock needs longer tarp, and now I have less room...
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    Knots are your personal choice I choose knots...

    Knots are your personal choice
    I choose knots that hold and do not slip, also I like knots that do not jam and are easy to untie.
    I try to use simple knots that are easy to tie or even better only...
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    Two Speed is a backpacking hammock camper. He...

    Two Speed is a backpacking hammock camper. He knows hammocks
    His craftsmanship is tops
    Two Speed also will do some custom gear
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    Different UCR Designs

    Phantom guessing, again, with very little if any UCR know how.
    Itís possible to put 1/8 amsteel as inside bury or core, and 7/64 as outside bury or sheath. Tight squeeze on build. Catchy sticky to...
  10. Youíve topped yourself, throwing a fun...

    Youíve topped yourself, throwing a fun informative gear packed hang. Your hospitality and camaraderie made this a memorable event.

    The food was outa sight and in my gizzard!

    All yíall Tarheel...
  11. So good to get in piney woods. Tarheel State...

    So good to get in piney woods. Tarheel State Hangers, Mike Lyle and Old Pros throw a great hang. We are all thankful for your wonderful camaraderie and hospitality!
    All Tarheel State Hangers are...
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    Looks like good gear. Reputable brands by cottage...

    Looks like good gear. Reputable brands by cottage vendors are good choices, that you will probably enjoy. And if not, those brands are easy to sell in case you see something else that you want...
  13. Ecologito, I hope to see yíall there. Friday is...

    Ecologito, I hope to see yíall there. Friday is same day4me2
  14. 36 59 Thursday 46 66 Friday 51 59...

    36 59 Thursday
    46 66 Friday
    51 59 Saturday Rain likely
    40 53 Sunday

    Forecast can change Mild temperatures
    Itís gonna be so warm....
    Iíll eat wether Iím hungry or not...
  15. Cmoulder, wish Iíd thought of that one....

    Cmoulder, wish Iíd thought of that one. Fantastic!

    Sometimes I take a sturdy stick two feet long and a heavy rock or heavy non-rolling log.
    Tarp tie out: facing away from tarp start wrapping...
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    Welcome Noobie, with a wealth of experience. You...

    Welcome Noobie, with a wealth of experience. You might be more comfortable in a longer hammock. Have to look around, different hammocks and fabrics sleep different.
    Some use 11x5 or 11x6
    I chose...
  17. Width, how wide in inches or feet is tarp?...

    Width, how wide in inches or feet is tarp?
    Thanks Dutch, thank you for bringing innovative and needed hammock products to all of us
  18. Farrimond Friction Hitch can be used on tarp guy...

    Farrimond Friction Hitch can be used on tarp guy lines. If expecting high winds, use six wraps instead of three wraps. Six wraps gives 12 coils, since you are wrapping with a (doubled) bight. ...
  19. You might be more comfortable with 1/8 pad, as it...

    You might be more comfortable with 1/8 pad, as it will more easily bend to hammock contours.
    You can use a zero degree underquilt, for temperatures of 30* and loweróif you are a cold sleeper.
  20. HamOperator, thank you for a good information....

    HamOperator, thank you for a good information.
    Come by Saturday and check out hammocks on your walkabout. Some of our campers are also in ham radio. Not sure if they are camping this weekend.
  21. Iíve hiked (walked) a short trail. Donít remember...

    Iíve hiked (walked) a short trail. Donít remember name of trail. It goes to an old house with plaques giving history of their gardening and their advances in crops and trees.
    Iíve downloaded half...
  22. Iím trying to hold my weight or drop a few pounds...

    Iím trying to hold my weight or drop a few pounds
    Now yíall done made me hongry

    Here is a Troy weather forecast on other side of reservoir from Morrow Mountain
    63 37 Thursday partly sunny
    60...
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    dimjim, so sad to hear, allhansondeck uplifting...

    dimjim, so sad to hear, allhansondeck uplifting to all, will be missed by all who knew him...
  24. PappyAmos, I know you right Hot peppers might...

    PappyAmos, I know you right
    Hot peppers might not get put to test
    Cold snap next two days and possible

    Mild Temperatures for Hangsgiving

    Iím mighty Thankful
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    Cmoulder, if amsteel to amsteel J-Bend does not...

    Cmoulder, if amsteel to amsteel J-Bend does not slip, then amsteel MSH on toggle should work too

    Doesnít J-Bend use a MSH variant with continuous loop acting as toggle? One variant is toggle, one...
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    I believe it will hold Toggle should have smooth...

    I believe it will hold
    Toggle should have smooth ends, in case tarp is wind blown and contacts toggle
    I have added an additional wrap to marlin spike hitch before inserting toggle
    This could give...
  27. Scientists agree, capsaicin, a compound in hot...

    Scientists agree, capsaicin, a compound in hot peppers, can induce thermogenesis. Thermogenesis is a process by which cells convert energy to heat. The following information is only for your perusal...
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    Jeff Myers at Myers Tech sells evo loops that are...

    Jeff Myers at Myers Tech sells evo loops that are quick disconnect.
    I have videos listed on YouTube
    David Hughes Phantom Grapplers Recommended Ties part 1 and part 2
    Also good to go to a couple...
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    Some use hammock rated carabiners as toggles...

    Some use hammock rated carabiners as toggles
    Rated 1500 to 3000 pounds

    You can use a stick or section of tree branch. Strong enough if you canít break it with your hands

    Might be able to use...
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    Tips and tricks for extension

    A marlin spike hitch can join a rope and a strap together. Will not slip, will not jam. Easy disconnect.
    This particular marlin spike hitch requires a strong crushproof toggle or stick
    Put both...
  31. MikekiM, Iíve forgotten several times difference...

    MikekiM, Iíve forgotten several times difference between Lapp and Anti-Lapp hitch. Maybe Iíll remember after looking at pictures again.
    Cmoulder is right, Anti-Lapp can not occur when using...
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    Pappy, your chef knife is about to embark on...

    Pappy, your chef knife is about to embark on grand tour. Like MrPicklís dragon.
    Or the Uwharrie Blood Sucker could forego hypodermic needles for better cutlery...
    PappyAmos, we never went hungry at...
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    PappyAmos, when we were clearing picnic table,...

    PappyAmos, when we were clearing picnic table, there was a large chefs knife. Since you did loads of cooking, you must be a chef, and knife is yours????
    If it is,Iíll make sure it is returned.
  34. I bereeve you right. I know you right Havenít...

    I bereeve you right. I know you right
    Havenít heard that term in long time...
    Sometimes I get lost in a knot if having to reeve each step, like losing stuff in pack or pockets
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    Suspension suggestion

    Easy to be overwhelmed when getting your rigs together.
    You might value light weight, durable suspensions, that give you ease of use.
    I like suspensions that do not slip, do not jam, do not wear...
  36. Farrimond Friction Hitch is one of my favorites ...

    Farrimond Friction Hitch is one of my favorites
    Itís the ONLY slip and grip hitch tied in the bightó that is no need to access either end. Also itís Nonjamming and quick release. actually an...
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    Many thanks to all hammock campers, hanging in...

    Many thanks to all hammock campers, hanging in piney woods. Deep gratitude to all Old Pros who made our hang pleasant and comfortable.
    All round good people.

    Thank woooo
  38. Peeeeetey, Yates will be here for you. Hammock...

    Peeeeetey, Yates will be here for you. Hammock creatures are asking about you.
    Come on out cheer tomorrow.
    Bring alcohol stove set up and Iíll be proud to challenge you.
  39. We saved trees for you, come on No more rain...

    We saved trees for you, come on
    No more rain forecast, mornings will be cold
  40. I know yíall right An old short fat man in...

    I know yíall right
    An old short fat man in G-string would hurt your eyes, once seen, would ruin your good memories of Yates.
    However, Peeeeetey has been whupping me in ďPurdy BoilĒ contest. I must...
  41. Gunner, ats true love, Sam&Abby!...

    Gunner, ats true love, Sam&Abby! Terminator&Gunner, we all love you. Thank Yíall and your friends for wonderful hangs.

    Whenever the urge is there, your whole family is welcome to hang in piney...
  42. Weather forecast subject to change Wednesday low...

    Weather forecast subject to change
    Wednesday low 61 high 69 Rain
    Thursday low 67 high 79 Rain
    Friday low 43 high 59 Sunny
    Saturday low 35 high 63 Sunny
    Sunday ...
  43. I keep getting burned, betting on myself......

    I keep getting burned, betting on myself...
    Peeeeetey your challenge is accepted. My new alcohol pyrotechnic scheme will boil water so fast, that anyone watching will actually get younger. I lit...
  44. My new temporary phone number 910 975 6782 Iím...

    My new temporary phone number
    910 975 6782
    Iím in ďprocessĒ of changing from Verizon to Visible
    I hope to get my old phone number back regardless of carrier.
    I hope to get a new SIM card from...
  45. Please make a cash contribution if you can, to...

    Please make a cash contribution if you can, to help cover expenses
    Thank wooo
  46. 6th Annual Halloween Flaming Pumpkin Hang at Medoc Mt State Park>NC>23-27 Oct 2019

    Confluence of Gunner&TerminatoróHotlips&KingsfordóStarfishCometóPappyAmos
    óGearManís Java & parsnips Iíll get next time...
    We ate like royalty
    Great to see new and old friends and various rigs....
  47. Iím glad yíall are getting into piney woods Your...

    Iím glad yíall are getting into piney woods
    Your ďhikeĒ can be as little as 25 yards over mostly flat terrain.
    We have several C-PAP users that use batteries.
    Bring your own water.
    Read through...
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    Xxjijoyce, you and yours are off to a flying...

    Xxjijoyce, you and yours are off to a flying start!
    Might cross paths with yíall, drinking coffee at one of Grayson Highlands group hangs.
  49. Oh yea, Tom Tom time to be in piney woods

    Oh yea, Tom Tom time to be in piney woods
  50. Silverpalm, put homie pegs in back axle, Iíll...

    Silverpalm, put homie pegs in back axle, Iíll ride standing up, bad knees and all...Lol
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