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    What a great trip! Thanks for the report.

    What a great trip! Thanks for the report.
  2. Definitely want to do a canoe trip! I was totally...

    Definitely want to do a canoe trip! I was totally jealous of those people.

    We did make it to Buttermilk Falls and hiked to the top, but it was only a trickle because it's been so dry.
  3. NJ > Worthington State Forest + Delaware Water Gap NRA

    A fun weekend stroll through the forests of New Jersey, along with a little hangin’ (above the clouds!). It got a little too cold for my 45º sleeping bag, but i spent enough time in my hammock to get...
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    How difficult would you rate this hike, other...

    How difficult would you rate this hike, other than the distance and lack of water? Is it mostly rocks/boulders? Is there a lot of climbing involved?
  5. Sweet pictures and great writeup! Looks like a...

    Sweet pictures and great writeup! Looks like a nice place. I just did my first solo backpack, too. Cheers!
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    NJ > Worthington State Park/AT loop

    Headed up to the Delaware Water Gap/Worthington State Park this weekend. Seems like there's a good backpacking loop that incorporates Mt Tammany and Sunrise Pond with a section of the AT.

    Any...
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    I have the Single+ with their webbing...

    I have the Single+ with their webbing straps/whoopie slings, too. I'm 5'9" and i fit pretty well. I'm still a noob, though, so i'm trying to dial in my setup with this hammock. The suspension is...
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    I will experiment and report back!

    I will experiment and report back!
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    Hummingbird Single+ is 10' long.

    Hummingbird Single+ is 10' long.
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    Sliding into the "belly" of the hammock

    I've spent (just) two nights in a hammock so far. Mine is a Hummingbird Single+. I've tried following Shug's advice and lay diagonally with my head end slightly lower than the foot end and my actual...
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    Thanks for the reassurance. I should have also...

    Thanks for the reassurance. I should have also mentioned that i am moderately fearful of heights (even walking along the Bear Mountain Bridge pedestrian path made me very uncomfortable) and i have...
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    Still figuring it out. I definitely prefer it to...

    Still figuring it out. I definitely prefer it to ground camping, but the primary issue i have now is that i keep sliding down in the middle of the night. I start with my head close to the "end" of...
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    So let me preface this by stating: I've never...

    So let me preface this by stating: I've never solo-backpacked before, but i have solo hiked and road-tripped a lot.

    Wow, what a hike. S-BM pushed me to my physical and mental limits. I was not...
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    @bobonli Yes, that was me! Only my second...

    @bobonli Yes, that was me! Only my second backpacking trip and first time solo.
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    @cmoulder Ah! Great advice. This noob definitely...

    @cmoulder Ah! Great advice. This noob definitely appreciates it! Now i need to start warming up for a 22-mile weekend. :D
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    Interesting. I noticed on my first backpacking...

    Interesting. I noticed on my first backpacking trip that a lot of people hang their packs from a string near their hammock. I don't think this would stop squirrels, but maybe chipmunks? Or maybe it's...
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    @cmoulder yeah, my research says that there...

    @cmoulder yeah, my research says that there is/was a weekend shuttle bus from Tuxedo station that drops off at various points throughout the park. There are so many options, it's hard for me to...
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    Yeah i've been thinking about that. I'm a...

    Yeah i've been thinking about that. I'm a forest-valley person myself, not one that needs to walk along a ridge or see every vista. Might start with the Ramapo-Dunderburg trail then hook up with S-BM...
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    NY > Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail

    I'm considering my first solo overnight backpacking/hanging and i selected the Suffern-Bear Mountain trail in Harriman State Park. Does anyone have experience or advice about doing this trail as an...
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    Thanks @blackmagic. I fixed the images.

    Thanks @blackmagic. I fixed the images.
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    I'm not much of a photographer, but… 176844...

    I'm not much of a photographer, but…
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    That's my hammock setup.

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    WV Seneca Creek/Spruce Knob loop

    My first ever backpacking trip and my first ever hang! Just a one-nighter, but really nice conditions. Didn't need a tarp or bug net at all. Great campsites down by the creek. Bees were buzzing loud...
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    Anyone have one?

    Anyone have one?
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    Still looking!

    Still looking!
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    If i never had to use PayPal again, i'd be happy.

    If i never had to use PayPal again, i'd be happy.
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    Gossamer Gear Murmur 36 backpack

    I know it's a long shot, but i wonder if anyone has a Gossamer Gear Murmur 36 (current design) backpack they tried and didn't like or otherwise want to find a new home for…?
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    Oh, i think i was mistaking the liner weight for...

    Oh, i think i was mistaking the liner weight for the total weight! My bad.
    <- noob
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    How does this compare to a down under quilt like...

    How does this compare to a down under quilt like Hammock Gear Econ? It seems like it's 1/2 the weight but what about performance?
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    Chameleon acquired!

    Just got my first hammock! 1.0 Chameleon in burnt orange (i'm a sucker for bright colors) with sym bugnet. Noticed the stuff sack is a tube. I'll have to figure out how that is supposed to work. :D
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    Going with the zpacks 7x9 dyneema tarp.

    Going with the zpacks 7x9 dyneema tarp.
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    Haha. I'm normally just nkt, but this forum...

    Haha. I'm normally just nkt, but this forum doesn't allow three character usernames. So i went with the straight edge version. :D

    I've never been to the Pine Grove Furnace State Park. Sounds like...
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    I was thinking an 8.5' square tarp in DCF.

    I was thinking an 8.5' square tarp in DCF.
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    I don't have a square tarp (well, i do, but it's...

    I don't have a square tarp (well, i do, but it's a cheap blue one for car camping). But I would like something that is flexible enough to pitch in a variety of configurations and to use without a...
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    Square tarp in diamond configuration

    Anyone share tips about using a square tarp in a diamond configuration with a hammock? I'm a total noob, but i'm looking to build a flexible setup for both ground camping and hanging… Square tarp...
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    @DGrav Happy to hear recs! I've been to Worlds...

    @DGrav Happy to hear recs! I've been to Worlds End, a couple places in Hudson Valley in NY, and a few other day trips around PA state parks. Usually avoid summertime due to bugs, though.
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    Hi from Philadelphia

    I'm new here. Never hammock-camped before, but am gearing up to try it. I have lots of questions. This forum seems like the place for endless opinions. Should be a good fit. :D
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