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  1. I was on the HCWT a few months ago and the trail...

    I was on the HCWT a few months ago and the trail was clear and very well blazed, but we didn't make it all the way around and I've heard the blazes get harder to find at the furthest back in...
  2. PA > Hickory Creek Wilderness 10/19 - 10/20

    Thinking of doing an overnight on the HCWT Loop 10/19 to 10/20, if anyone is interested.

    I've heard that the farthest end of the loop is hard to follow, I don't know for sure. GPS and Compass are...
  3. great podcast again! If you guys do a group...

    great podcast again! If you guys do a group hang, please give us plenty of time to request vacation. I need 4 to 6 months usually to get a weekend off :(
  4. you better

    you better
  5. I say it every time, but there's a ton of...

    I say it every time, but there's a ton of geocaches across the road I'm dying to find..
  6. PA > 5th Annual NWPA Winter Hang

    The 5th NWPA Winter Hang will be Jan 31 to Feb 2, 2020. We will be hanging around the Laurel Mill Trailhead near Ridgway, PA again. There is an open shelter and the cars will be close in case...
  7. how far east are you willing to go? There's also...

    how far east are you willing to go? There's also Allegheny Front loop but thats more Central PA, Laurel Highlands trail, ANF is best option if you are looking to hunt.
  8. PA hunters are some of the most respectful and...

    PA hunters are some of the most respectful and conscientious people out there, and the Game Commission does a good job of policing those that aren't.

    My concern isn't with getting shot, but...
  9. I drive a car in Erie, PA, same conditions or...

    I drive a car in Erie, PA, same conditions or worse than Buffalo, depending on the wind lol.
  10. well our ancestors eliminated most of their...

    well our ancestors eliminated most of their predators over 100 years ago so you have to keep their population in check somehow, especially the coyotes. We have had a pack of them come into our camp...
  11. 177158 177159 177158 my diy PU4000 12 footer...

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    my diy PU4000 12 footer winter tarp with 2qzq pole mod
  12. good to have a Celtic American on board! I heard...

    good to have a Celtic American on board! I heard them mention a Duffy and it grabbed my attention, my wife's maiden name is Duffee.
  13. I dont care how you sleep, your card is always...

    I dont care how you sleep, your card is always valid
  14. Planning 2020 NWPA Winter Hang

    It's time to plan our next winter hang. I'm looking for feedback and suggestions. I need to request my vacation soon so lets wrap this up in about a week.

    I prefer the first weekend in February,...
  15. finally got around to listening to this one (busy...

    finally got around to listening to this one (busy summer), great as always. I actually enjoyed the background noise vs a sterile studio / office. Maybe it's just me but it felt more "organic", I...
  16. My poor little hammock is neither innovated or...

    My poor little hammock is neither innovated or original, the humble Dutch netless with Knotty's mods, but it's the only hammock I have and it's served me well for almost 5 years
  17. Glad to see the health issues are better and you...

    Glad to see the health issues are better and you are innovating again!
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    well, I don't like the hassle of washing down,...

    well, I don't like the hassle of washing down, plus getting it wet. We live in one of the dampest places on Earth.

    I feel the the inconvenience of down plus the cost is greater than the benefits....
  19. oh dear God!

    oh dear God!
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    thanks for the link, there's a lot of info there!...

    thanks for the link, there's a lot of info there! I saw Shortround's video before posting here and decided that Laurie moves too much for an ASYM UQ, she likes to lay on her side and pull her knees...
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    DIY is on the table, but as far as I've seen the...

    DIY is on the table, but as far as I've seen the cost isn't enough of a savings for us (I don't enjoy sewing, nor do I have the time). We prefer synthetic mostly because I don't trust down around...
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    Which Synthetic UQ?

    I know this is a can of worms but...

    Looking for a Synthetic Underquilt for Laurie. Need everyone's input on temperature ratings and features. Currently looking at Cedar Ridge, Enlightened...
  23. Lol you wouldn't believe what I've had to leave...

    Lol you wouldn't believe what I've had to leave on the cutting room floor! The last trip video, I anguished over Julie's singing scene, I almost left it out because I was afraid she would kill me ;)
  24. FOOD! Yeah, Laurie and I have been going lighter...

    FOOD! Yeah, Laurie and I have been going lighter lately so MidHHA is that trip where we get to bring everything and go nuts. I think I've gained 10 pounds lol

    Always a good time, met some new...
  25. I'll have my noisy buck saw and ax also but...

    I'll have my noisy buck saw and ax also but usually we just buy wood, frees time for socializing. I'm not even close to being ready, and I have to get my son and nephew ready too...
  26. Tell Christian we're all proud of him! Enjoy...

    Tell Christian we're all proud of him! Enjoy these days, they grow up fast. Reminds me of my boys at that age, I miss it.
  27. hello and welcome from NWPA! Great part of the...

    hello and welcome from NWPA! Great part of the nation for camping and hammocks we have here.
  28. The Allegheny Nation Forest is on a plateau that...

    The Allegheny Nation Forest is on a plateau that is carved by ancient water ways creating a ridge and valley system, but its relatively flat. Unlike the AT, the trails I've seen in the ANF go around...
  29. Thank you for watching! Ah the chores lol I...

    Thank you for watching! Ah the chores lol I always have big plans to film some stuff showing how we get it done, or some of my gadget ideas. But I usually get busy and distracted and forget
  30. thanks for watching, HCWT is fun, rough and...

    thanks for watching, HCWT is fun, rough and rugged. Id like to get to know it a little better then try a winter pulk trip there.

    Woods are different from most places Ive camped in the ANF, it...
  31. Great Report, thx for sharing! Reminds me of...

    Great Report, thx for sharing! Reminds me of some of our local rivers!
  32. VIDEO>PA>Hickory Creek Trail July 2019

    Laurie and I explore the Hickory Creek Wilderness Trail. Rained off and on both days, a real soaker Saturday afternoon. Quiet overnight, we cooked our 1st homemade dehydrated meals on our QiWiz...
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    +1 MikekiM, I use a small prussik that I attach a...

    +1 MikekiM, I use a small prussik that I attach a cheep carabiner too, then run the UQ suspension up through.
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    thanks for watching, this was our first float...

    thanks for watching, this was our first float with a group, it was great!
  35. North Country Trail Tracy Ridge Trail

    North Country Trail
    Tracy Ridge Trail
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    thanks for watching!

    thanks for watching!
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    Rapids were easy. Laurie and I have been...

    Rapids were easy. Laurie and I have been paddling them for over 20 years, the only thing that made me nervous was how high and fast the water was compared to normal. Made the rappids look different...
  38. great review, thanks for sharing. This is on my...

    great review, thanks for sharing. This is on my Wife's wish list!
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    VIDEO> 2019 June Canoe Trip

    a little video of our quick overnight canoe and kayak trip


    https://youtu.be/okLRZ0dVx_0
  40. This is a good "in the wild" group hang to try...

    This is a good "in the wild" group hang to try new gear at since you can bail to the car easily! See you there.
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    I've been watching Frozen for a couple years now...

    I've been watching Frozen for a couple years now since we're both Western PAers and has done many of the local trails I want to try. We've been following his AT trek and unfortunately he makes it...
  42. wonderful!

    wonderful!
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    I must be a really warm sleeper, pushed my LLG...

    I must be a really warm sleeper, pushed my LLG 20° to 8° last winter just fine.

    I would recommend you test your setup at home in winter 1st before having to rely on it on the trail.
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    happy birthday mister! thanks for all the...

    happy birthday mister! thanks for all the entertainment over the years
  45. cant wait!

    cant wait!
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    Dutchware Netless, wife and I both have one and...

    Dutchware Netless, wife and I both have one and have loved them for years now. We use Fronkey style bugnets for the couple months bugs are an issue up here without a problem.
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    hello and welcome from Erie, PA

    hello and welcome from Erie, PA
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    Hello and welcome from Erie, PA!

    Hello and welcome from Erie, PA!
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    hello and welcome from Erie, PA.

    hello and welcome from Erie, PA.
  50. Welcome to Northern PA lol, and you were on the...

    Welcome to Northern PA lol, and you were on the southern fringe of the Lake Effect belt too. Its not uncommon for bad weather in April, heck I wouldn't be surprised by a few more wet snow flakes...
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