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    Nice trip. It looks like you had a lot of fun. I...

    Nice trip. It looks like you had a lot of fun. I really enjoy your style of reporting.
  2. I have done many backcountry backpack trips, but...

    I have done many backcountry backpack trips, but this was my first paddling trip in Yellowstone. It was a lot of fun (as were the backpacking trips).



    Yellowstone Lake will be an awesome...
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    That is a nice compact setup you have on your...

    That is a nice compact setup you have on your bike. The trip sounded fun with a lot of future opportunities.
  4. It is a bit of an optical illusion. We carried a...

    It is a bit of an optical illusion. We carried a couple of full sized foam pads and camp chairs for the hikers that made the equipment pile look huge by adding a lot of bulk, but almost no weight. We...
  5. Yellowstone NP: Lewis Lake - Lewis River - Shoshone Lake

    My nephew and I canoed across Lewis Lake, up the Lewis River, and around Shoshone Lake in Yellowstone National Park. This has been along anticipated adventure and so glad we were able to do it this...
  6. Looks like I will have to wait until next year....

    Looks like I will have to wait until next year. My uncle is having an 80th birthday event that weekend, so I will be celebrating with him in Casper. Have a great time.
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    I agree with you 100% Snydman. No point in tying...

    I agree with you 100% Snydman. No point in tying this to a tree if it is going to train the bears they will be rewarded when they go after it. Puts every hiker who follows in danger.



    This is...
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    We woke up to about 10 inches of snow yesterday....

    We woke up to about 10 inches of snow yesterday. Two days of sun and we still have 3-4 inches on the deck and yard.



    Congratulations on pulling the Smith permit again. We tried with our scout...
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    xtrm611, that looks like a fun trip. Hoping to...

    xtrm611, that looks like a fun trip. Hoping to get my canoe out more this year. Perhaps we will meet on the water.
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    A matter of perspective. 93 sounds unbearably...

    A matter of perspective. 93 sounds unbearably hot. Especially this early in the spring. :cool:
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    Nice experiment and explanations. Thank you for...

    Nice experiment and explanations. Thank you for taking the time to perform them and sharing it with us.

    It looked like a lot of the loss from the pads was from the side, due to now narrow they are...
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    A bit harsh calling someone a liar over this....

    A bit harsh calling someone a liar over this. Give him the benefit of the doubt and let everyone know the sale is still going.
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    Great introduction and welcome to the forum....

    Great introduction and welcome to the forum. Congratulations to you and thank you for the inspiration.
  14. I really hope to make it to this one. Sounds like...

    I really hope to make it to this one. Sounds like a lot of fun.
  15. Thread: Stake Boom

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    This is a very effective system and contributed...

    This is a very effective system and contributed greatly to coming up with the Stake Booms. I discussed it in detail in the second post.
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    With the Duck, you keep sitting. If its Goose you...

    With the Duck, you keep sitting. If its Goose you get up and run around.
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    I hope your experience is a lot better than mine....

    I hope your experience is a lot better than mine. The ordering process was fantastic. Exactly like you described. The next three months consisted of a string of promises, excuses, and throwing RSBTR...
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    The automotive industry uses some high-temp...

    The automotive industry uses some high-temp epoxies that should work. Something like -...
  19. This is a very interesting bit of kit. It won't...

    This is a very interesting bit of kit. It won't be for everyone, but anyone who has had to break down in gusting winds, open frozen buckles, or take their gloves off in frigid temps to work them can...
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    I don't see there would be anymore disadvantage...

    I don't see there would be anymore disadvantage to this than there is to sewn through down quilts, but that can still be a pretty big disadvantage.

    I remember as a boy watching my mom make quilts...
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    Pretty nice way to travel. Liked how low...

    Pretty nice way to travel. Liked how low maintenance they appeared to be on the trail.
  22. Gravity, this is great information. Thanks for...

    Gravity, this is great information. Thanks for sharing. Would I have your permission to print and share this with our scout leaders?
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    You should probably just order the 600' roll....

    You should probably just order the 600' roll. Whoopies are addictive and nobody makes just one.
  24. Thread: Hang and Fish

    by Alamosa
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    I have done something exactly like that. If I can...

    I have done something exactly like that. If I can find the picks, I'll post them. If not, I'll get some next time out (shouldn't be too long).
  25. That looks like a very warm system. That is quite...

    That looks like a very warm system. That is quite a sleeping bag/top quilt.
  26. Thread: Monster Fly

    by Alamosa
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    No, after 12 weeks, numerous promises, different...

    No, after 12 weeks, numerous promises, different excuses, and no progress, I gave up and asked for a refund. That was processed promptly, but I never did get any explanation why the tarp couldn't be...
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    I can only speak for my experience with Mountain...

    I can only speak for my experience with Mountain Wilderness Gear, but I am over 10 weeks out, multiple missed ship date promises and still no tarp or expectation of getting one. I would certainly...
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    How likely will it be that the amsteel breaks...

    How likely will it be that the amsteel breaks down in the sheathing, but it can no longer be seen?
  29. Thread: Monster Fly

    by Alamosa
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    Just a heads up that Christmas may be a problem....

    Just a heads up that Christmas may be a problem. I am 7+ weeks out on my order so far.
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    It doesn't make sense for a bridge hammock. All...

    It doesn't make sense for a bridge hammock. All you would be doing is bringing the outer ends of the support triangles closer together. The result would be that the bridge would have more slack in it...
  31. So you are saying, one way or another, the day...

    So you are saying, one way or another, the day will end with some black and blue.
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    Beautiful country. Looked like a lot of fun....

    Beautiful country. Looked like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.
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    Nice job. Two thumbs up!

    Nice job. Two thumbs up!
  34. Glad everything is working well. You did hit on a...

    Glad everything is working well. You did hit on a very important item here. Being too warm early in the night and generating any sweat will certainly make one cold later in the night.
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    FS: I'll take it. Please send PP info.

    I'll take it. Please send PP info.
  36. Lot's of good advice given. One point to add is...

    Lot's of good advice given. One point to add is to be sure all your clothing is loose fitting. Any constriction will cut blood flow and cause extremities to feel cold. Doubling up clothes, socks,...
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    FS: #10. Noseeum Nettting, I'll take it.

    #10. Noseeum Nettting, I'll take it.
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    I believe this mimics the Tapatalk very well. ...

    I believe this mimics the Tapatalk very well.

    If you go to your profile and then edit the General Settings (on the left under My Account) you can set the Default Thread Subscription Mode to...
  39. Thread: Getting out

    by Alamosa
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    The easiest method is to throw your legs over the...

    The easiest method is to throw your legs over the side and sit up. Then begin walking backwards until the hammock lifts you up.
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    There is a default subscription setting in the...

    There is a default subscription setting in the General Area of your profile.
  41. Thread: Tenkara rods

    by Alamosa
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    FS: I'll take the Pro Line. PM me your paypal info.

    I'll take the Pro Line. PM me your paypal info.
  42. That might be the post of the year!

    That might be the post of the year!
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    Most the camps we have been to required troops to...

    Most the camps we have been to required troops to bring their own tents. I always set up a second tent to hold extra gear, change in, and to hang clothes/gear to dry.
  44. Thread: Stake Boom

    by Alamosa
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    Not sure that I am exactly picturing what you are...

    Not sure that I am exactly picturing what you are describing (sounds like a variation of a klemhiest knot). I have never had an issue with a line slipping off using my current pin system. Given the...
  45. Thread: Stake Boom

    by Alamosa
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    I use them every time I use my stand (probably...

    I use them every time I use my stand (probably 6-8 nights a year). I also made a set for my wife's girl scout program to provide a simple way to stake out their flag pole. It makes for very easy...
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    That looks like a fun trip in the making. Always...

    That looks like a fun trip in the making. Always enjoyed horse camping.
  47. Thread: Down

    by Alamosa
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    If you can also teach them to flap all night, you...

    If you can also teach them to flap all night, you may have solved the treeless hang as well. Now that is dual purposing. (maybe they can carry your pack too)
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    Welcome to another Montana hanger. Perhaps we...

    Welcome to another Montana hanger. Perhaps we will cross paths on a trail one day.
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    That suggests that when you originally hang the...

    That suggests that when you originally hang the hammock your suspension lines are at or near the recommended 30* angle. When you get in that angle is increasing way past 30* and the distance between...
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    FS: I'll take it. Can't have too many fly rods....

    I'll take it. Can't have too many fly rods. Please PM Paypal info.
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