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    You should be fine. There are certainly some...

    You should be fine. There are certainly some larger trees, but also plenty of smaller ones. Ive never needed anything longer, just wanted longer ones.

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    For future reference, GSMNP has a ton of...

    For future reference, GSMNP has a ton of campsites without shelters that you can stay at and use hammocks. But if it has a shelter, you have to use it. Picture from a couple weeks ago....
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    Also paracord soaks up tons of water and...

    Also paracord soaks up tons of water and stretches quite a bit.

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    I second the nylon straps. If you want some...

    I second the nylon straps. If you want some hardware, you can use cinch buckles or you can learn marlin spike hitch, or one of a dozen different ways to attach it. Check out hammockforums and if...
  5. Im interested, and sent your a PM

    Im interested, and sent your a PM
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    The CDC actually said that soap and water is MORE...

    The CDC actually said that soap and water is MORE effective, which can be said about any bacteria, virus, germ, whatever. They also say that hand sanitizer is a suitable substitute when soap and...
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    Yeah I don't know why it did that. Seems to be...

    Yeah I don't know why it did that. Seems to be pretty arbitrary which pictures it does it to.
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    Neusiok Trail- Eastern NC

    I arrived at the Pine Cliff Recreation area and the northern trailhead of the Neusiok Trail on Sunday morning. Thankfully, it had a toilet I could use, because the coffee I had on the way there had...
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    Congrats!! I am only speculating but I...

    Congrats!!

    I am only speculating but I imagine that exposing a child to the outdoors at any age and in any capacity is a good thing. So throw the infant in a kiddie carrier or a stroller on a...
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    Baby wipes and water bottles can do wonders. I...

    Baby wipes and water bottles can do wonders. I second the bottle cap with holes in it. You would be really surprised how some warm water in the bottle can work
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    You could probably go with a smaller towel. I...

    You could probably go with a smaller towel. I don't know what you would need the full size one for, especially for a week. Maybe cut it down some? You can also probably drop the soap and just...
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    I would think you would be fine. Try it out at...

    I would think you would be fine. Try it out at home and see if it has any negative effects on the tree, as that's the whole reason for using the wider straps. Not knowing the weight capacity of...
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    There are ways to work the Smokies with a...

    There are ways to work the Smokies with a hammock. You may need to carry a pad for the days when you are forced to use a shelter but if the shelter is full, you can set up a hammock/tent. That is...
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    I would definitely read through old posts on here...

    I would definitely read through old posts on here and check out hammockforums is you plan on using a hammock for your thru hike. You can also go to The Trek and read some of the blogs, gear reviews,...
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    UPDATE: The newer ones now have zippers along...

    UPDATE: The newer ones now have zippers along two sides and are now part of a layered sleeping system including a bag, woobie, base layer, heavier weight layer, and a down "happy suit". The weight...
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    You can also dry soak any dehydrated meals you...

    You can also dry soak any dehydrated meals you may like and eat them for lunch. When I do some of my shorter hikes I usually plan one or two of the lunches to be rehydrated noodles, vegetables, and...
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    Personal opinion, take it for what it is: I...

    Personal opinion, take it for what it is:
    I don't trust electronics as an end all be all. Batteries die and phones stop working or get dropped in water or get crushed when I slip down a rock. A...
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    I don't imagine there is a good way to dye it. ...

    I don't imagine there is a good way to dye it. The point is kind of that it doesn't absorb water, so the dye probably wouldn't keep. You could try some sort of wood stain. I only say that because...
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    I have the ACT Lite 45+10 and I love it. The...

    I have the ACT Lite 45+10 and I love it. The only thing I wish it had was the retainers for trekking poles that Osprey has on their packs, but I just rigged some up from shock cord and it is nice. ...
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    There's the positive outlook!

    There's the positive outlook!
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    I can imagine having to get a permit, and can't...

    I can imagine having to get a permit, and can't say it is a bad idea. There are already trail police, technically, in the parks and such. We really should all be trail police with our fellow hikers...
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    Used Gear Sources

    Good afternoon all!!
    I found this article yesterday and I may be behind the times, but online sources for used/returned gear are new to me. In the article are links to REI stuff that is much like...
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    I also use Tyvek as a drop cloth under my...

    I also use Tyvek as a drop cloth under my hammock. I was fortunate enough that I some for free from a build site down the road and they were tossing out some odd shaped scraps and I was able to find...
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    Not trying to insult anyones intelligence here as...

    Not trying to insult anyones intelligence here as most of you have more miles than I do, but don't forget to store your bags in a mesh bag or hung when not in use and shake it out when you pull it...
  25. I'm a huge fan of the Smokies. I may be biased...

    I'm a huge fan of the Smokies. I may be biased because it is where I do a lot of my hiking, but all the same, it is worth a trip.
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