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    There are hammock campers in your area, who will...

    There are hammock campers in your area, who will be glad to show their gear. All kinds of different set ups will work.
    I think itís important to have a hammock at least 11x5 feet. Equally important...
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    Great hammock campers in your tristate area. Hi...

    Great hammock campers in your tristate area.
    Hi from Denton North Carolina. Easy to get lost (before GPS) on winding farm roads in Connecticut. Lots of rocks piled up near roads. Maybe rocks were...
  3. Cold snow, hot coffee and great chow. Good to get...

    Cold snow, hot coffee and great chow. Good to get outdoors trekking and hammock camping, with Jonah and his pyrotechnic design
  4. Nanok, was trying to remember your trail name a...

    Nanok, was trying to remember your trail name a few days ago on another thread. I remembered your interesting posts on hammock and tarp suspensions, but your trail name escaped my memory.
    Thanks...
  5. Iím not a carpenter, but I know itís not a good...

    Iím not a carpenter, but I know itís not a good idea, when starting a nail to hammeróis do not hold nail like a pencil. In case of a missed strike on nail head, your finger will be smashed on board...
  6. Para-cord vs amsteel for tarp ridgeline

    I have used 1.75 Zingit, and have had trouble seeing and working with knots in 1.75 Zingit
    But 2.2 Zingit works great with knotsócertain knots, that is!
    Siberian hitch is perfect for a quick tie...
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    With death comes sadness, mourning, and missing...

    With death comes sadness, mourning, and missing friends and loved ones.
    And a celebration of their life and all the good memories they have given us. With time there will be a flood of memories to...
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    Twistytee, you da man!

    Twistytee, you da man!
  9. I use Zingit 2.2 for tarp ridgeline and for...

    I use Zingit 2.2 for tarp ridgeline and for Zingit 2.2 prusiks on each end of tarp. Those prusiks have six wrapsóthat gives twelve coils. It can slip some, but usually once tightened, holds in wind...
  10. A more comfortable hammock, could be longer....

    A more comfortable hammock, could be longer.
    Possibly 12x6
    Hard to nap if too cold or if itís raining. Under quilt, top quilt, and tarp are needed. But cost, weight, and pack volume will influence...
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    Welcome Spoutch from across the pond! I took...

    Welcome Spoutch from across the pond! I took Spanish in high school and college and have long since forgotten almost all Spanish.
    I noticed that Spanish was an easier language to learn than English....
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    Although Iíve not tried this yet. One of my...

    Although Iíve not tried this yet.
    One of my friends used a zero* under quilt on a 60* low night.
    He said he might use his zero* under quilt year round, since he was comfortable that night without...
  13. Alt.Thomas fantastic photography. Killer hills,...

    Alt.Thomas fantastic photography. Killer hills, scenic views and that antennaóproof positive BigFoot exists. He needs antenna to communicate with beings from outer space and watch his favorite anime...
  14. WolfPackOne! You are Yates-We are Yates! You...

    WolfPackOne! You are Yates-We are Yates!
    You have a good capture of Yates essence.
    Thank you. Lots of work behind scenes getting video on line.
    Beastly good! We had a time hanging hammocks,...
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    Hi, from Denton NC. Hammocks are a great...

    Hi, from Denton NC. Hammocks are a great adventure, hanging high and dryóeven if raining
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    Go to some group hangs, to see lots of different...

    Go to some group hangs, to see lots of different hammocks set up in every imaginable way.
    And watch Shugís YouTube short instructional and entertaining videos on hammocks, suspensions, tarps and...
  17. Great pix, Iceman, thanks

    Great pix, Iceman, thanks
  18. Never got round to Booney Hat Competition. There...

    Never got round to Booney Hat Competition.
    There were some great booney hats.
    Saturday after dark we had Freddy lurking in shadows around campfire.

    VirtKitty, ShortBus, David, Kris, and Phantom...
  19. ďPurdy BoilĒ alcohol stove competition won by...

    ďPurdy BoilĒ alcohol stove competition won by Roger McIntyre, our new champion.
    Bob, Joyride took 2nd place for the third time as well as winning first place once before.
    Mama Bulla aka Kris gave a...
  20. Iím comfortable in 1.6 Hexon wide hammock 12x6...

    Iím comfortable in 1.6 Hexon wide hammock 12x6
    YMMV Your mileage may vary
    Possibly reduce width from 72 inches to 66 inches
    A fixed hammock ridgeline of 83% of 12 feet
    About a ten foot fixed...
  21. 40% chance of rain Saturday and Sunday If it...

    40% chance of rain Saturday and Sunday
    If it rains a bit, then weíre really camping
  22. Does anyone remember any Knock Knock Jokes? Let...

    Does anyone remember any Knock Knock Jokes?
    Let me know if there is any interest in Knock Knock Joke Contest for the young and young at heart.
    Or have younger campers almost grown up and have...
  23. Anyone interested Overnight backpack to Beech...

    Anyone interested
    Overnight backpack to Beech Camp
    Thursday night
    One hour and 15 minutes hike
    I will snack for both supper and breakfast
    Plenty of water for coffee at Dutchmanís Creek
    Begin...
  24. Possible rain Saturday and Sunday Mild...

    Possible rain Saturday and Sunday
    Mild temperatures
    Low 50ís
    High mid 70ís

    Bring pop up canopies
    And large tarps if you got Ďem
  25. Iím going to sell some of my hammock camping...

    Iím going to sell some of my hammock camping gear, maybe Saturday afternoon.
    Some gear is top notch hardly used and other has had lots of wear. Bring cash, but only get something if you want or need...
  26. Latest weather forecast Mild temperatures ...

    Latest weather forecast
    Mild temperatures
    Possibility of rain Saturday

    Bring pop-up canopies if you got Ďem
    Bring big blue tarp if you got one

    A hearty welcome to all
    Iíve quit drinking...
  27. Most likely rain in Uwharries Monday and Tuesday ...

    Most likely rain in Uwharries Monday and Tuesday

    This coming weekend highs in 70ís
    And lows in 50ís
    No rain forecast Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
  28. Yes meet at Yates I will be at Yates until our...

    Yes meet at Yates
    I will be at Yates until our firewood load is delivered and paid$
    After wood delivery Iíll be ready to go
    I donít know, maybe he will deliver around 3 or 4

    The hike is around...
  29. NC Yates Hang Fall 2022 November 3 4 5 6

    Yíall all are welcome to join us Thursday
    After I receive our firewood load, Thursday afternoon, Iíll be ready to backpack to Beech Camp
    Tazmaniac was gonna go, but his work schedule wonít allow...
  30. If you want to get some hammock camping gear,...

    If you want to get some hammock camping gear, bring cash. I think, Iím not allowed to describe gear here.
    Some gear is top of line, barely used
    And some has been used many times
    Iíve not priced...
  31. Peeeeetey, I see you survived The Gorge! I hope...

    Peeeeetey, I see you survived The Gorge!
    I hope your granddaughters are looking forward to hot chocolate on cold mornings.
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    Itís your own choice. Your preference. I like...

    Itís your own choice. Your preference.
    I like Hexon 1.6 or MTN 1.7
    Not everyone likes the same hammock fabric, Iíve not tried many other fabrics. Others posted they liked Hexon 1.6 So thatís what...
  33. Store in a dry place, and always lay gear out to...

    Store in a dry place, and always lay gear out to dry after each camping trip, before storing.
    Iím far from perfect, in following my own advice, just doing asbestos I can.
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    You have a knack for finding flat rock stove and...

    You have a knack for finding flat rock stove and table base.
  35. We might get some guests from Uwharrie Retro...

    We might get some guests from
    Uwharrie Retro Hike
    Or some such hiker organization
    When me and Twistytee, were backpacking we saw Kyle and Mike and Jake and Chris.
    Also I saw Kyle and Mike two or...
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    Have some dream sleep in your hammock journey.

    Have some dream sleep in your hammock journey.
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    Welcome to hammock nirvana. Check out group...

    Welcome to hammock nirvana. Check out group hammock hangs. There you will get a crash course in hammockology along with meeting good people who car camp and some of us get together for impromptu...
  38. Thank you Twistytee, for leading a great...

    Thank you Twistytee, for leading a great backpacking hang. Our campsite was picturesque (sorry no pictures)
    Our small campfire gave warmth in rapidly cooling night air. My 20* quilts were perfect....
  39. Seventeen pounds, not including a to-go double...

    Seventeen pounds, not including a to-go double burger for evening snack.
    Happy Face!
  40. While experienced cold weather campers stack two...

    While experienced cold weather campers stack two under quilts, with both at full loftó
    All my quilts are full length
    I attach the 20* under quilt first, closest to hammock. Itís high enough to lift...
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    Head right, feet left With my hammock 12 feet...

    Head right, feet left
    With my hammock 12 feet long and 6 feet wide, I sometimes nap in Rodeo Bull rider style
    While laying straight in line with hammock, neither left or right, I put one foot to...
  42. Will my total pack weight be under 20#?

    Will my total pack weight be under 20#?
  43. Jumping Off Rock Trailhead 300pm Friday Hiking...

    Jumping Off Rock Trailhead
    300pm Friday
    Hiking south on Uwharrie Trail to a good creek
    4muh coffee

    Returning to civilization after breakfast Saturday morning
  44. A 2x4 wall stud is 1.5 by 3.5 inches Drywall...

    A 2x4 wall stud is 1.5 by 3.5 inches
    Drywall Sheetrock might be 3/8, 1/2, or 5/8 inch
    Possibly include thickness of the hanger?

    I donít really know, but the anchor screws can be 3.5 inches to...
  45. Thread: Smell

    by Phantom Grappler
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    To be fair, any vendor could get a bad batch of...

    To be fair, any vendor could get a bad batch of down, that is off in quality or odor.
    After confirmation with other hammock campers, give vendor a chance to make the best of situation.

    Good luck
  46. Thread: Smell

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    I donít know if they would differ. Each gear item...

    I donít know if they would differ. Each gear item is unique to itself. But maybe only noticeable if there was something wrong

    Good luck DoubleA
  47. Thread: Smell

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    Fit were me, I would get someone elseís opinion...

    Fit were me, I would get someone elseís opinion as to severity of smell, maybe another hammock camper who has quilts, if they noticed significant odor, Iíd contact the vendor. Iíd describe the...
  48. Andy, great weather for Fall backpacking. I look...

    Andy, great weather for Fall backpacking. I look forward to camping in Uwharries.
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    Sharp camp you got there

    Sharp camp you got there
  50. Gossamer Gear closed cell foam pads can be as...

    Gossamer Gear closed cell foam pads can be as large as 70x40 inches
    Get that size and trim to desired dimensions with a good scissors along a pre-marked line

    Donít cut with a knifeócut edges will...
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