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    I had picked up a couple bottles a few years ago...

    I had picked up a couple bottles a few years ago from gander mountain and seeing your post I figured I'd find a link and get some more for myself. No such luck. I went to the sawyer site and it...
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    When you do a search try "two person" with the...

    When you do a search try "two person" with the quotes, that should work out better. My girl and I tend to tie to the same tree and just put a spreader bar or two between us. You should find that...
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    I was cleaning up the fridge last night and found...

    I was cleaning up the fridge last night and found an Arizona icetea gallon jug with absurdly thick sides that would work great for this and still be easily cut with some stout scissors... reduce,...
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    Poll: I had always thrown mine into the back of my pack...

    I had always thrown mine into the back of my pack which was fine but I get sort of impatient when lines were tangled and I like to be all set up and relaxing before any of the tents can set up so...
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    A helpful hint with blackflies(most flies...

    A helpful hint with blackflies(most flies really), they track ammonia while mosquitoes track CO2... DEET will make CO2 tracking bugs all confused and drugged up but do nothing about the flies, you...
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    That's usually when my mind wanders and the...

    That's usually when my mind wanders and the stitches get erratic.

    Like they all said, a good visual reference to hold to and taking your time works wonders. Also realizing that the only people...
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    Seeing Kelty's Noah 12 once is what made me...

    Seeing Kelty's Noah 12 once is what made me decide on the GG 12. My GG 12 is camo from 2007, I know for awhile the camo was sold out... I've loved mine and I don't mind the weight a bit. My...
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    I put a ring on the whipping of each end of my...

    I put a ring on the whipping of each end of my (and my girlfriend's) hammocks so that we could tie up to the same trees and use hiking poles as spreader bars. I'm about 50 lbs more than her so she...
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    If I'm alone I'll just hike and try to get some...

    If I'm alone I'll just hike and try to get some nice pictures, with others the hikes are usually shorter and one of my favorite places (pisgah/wilson creek, nc) has some nice deep pools for spearing...
  10. Great review. I laughed out loud when you...

    Great review. I laughed out loud when you demanded that we worship the pocket. Often it really is the simplest things that render the most joy.
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    Hey, your list looks pretty nice. As for shaving...

    Hey, your list looks pretty nice. As for shaving afew ounces... personally I'd probably just drop 4 of your 6 stakes and replace the firesteel with one of the shoestrings I'm already wearing......
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    -you find yourself slowing down as you pass trash...

    -you find yourself slowing down as you pass trash cans to check for supplies for projects

    -you have atleast one huge desk or table covered in "junk" and tools that could quickly render a stove,...
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    If you just heard a loud smack it was my palm...

    If you just heard a loud smack it was my palm connecting with my forehead... Listen to Tinker. I believe that is my cue to get some coffee
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    If it is like the fabric that I've gotten from...

    If it is like the fabric that I've gotten from them then I'm pretty sure it is just a fabric stabilizer to make sewing easier. Take a little patch and wash it, then do the blow test. Goodluck.
  15. Wonderful reasons to convert? Well, I'm lazy, so...

    Wonderful reasons to convert? Well, I'm lazy, so for me it became a matter of ease. Sure I took the bait of a fairly light and comfortable solo shelter, but after a couple different trips with my...
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    Just wanted to say thanks to XexorZ for starting...

    Just wanted to say thanks to XexorZ for starting this thread, cheap gear makes me happy
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    I had roughly the same thing all around my...

    I had roughly the same thing all around my bellybutton after camping about a month ago and wasn't sure of what it was... Poison ivy and sumac have never done anything to me so I was pretty sure it...
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    These fellows are answering your question of how...

    These fellows are answering your question of how they would use your components to create a suitable suspension and I think it's very creative that one step in that process is bartering or selling...
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    On the last few campouts I've been taking a...

    On the last few campouts I've been taking a different experimental hammock with me each time, I meant to make a bugnet like mirage's but wound up just monkeyfisting a pebble in the middle of a piece...
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    I second that opinion if you check out a byer...

    I second that opinion

    if you check out a byer traveller it claims to be made of such stuff... I liked the feel, but my byer stretch a lot, not sure if the stretch was due to the fabric or the...
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    AH, hahaha, few other forums would that happen......

    AH, hahaha, few other forums would that happen... my first thought was the european supermoto like bike put out by honda awhile back(but that didn't fit the forum), then sewing machine... wasn't...
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    Gunn Parker... I had thought you were just...

    Gunn Parker...

    I had thought you were just using the tree to emulate that end of the rope being staked into the ground, that way you wouldn't need the tree at all just your truck, chunk 'o'...
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    Is that the one with the trails, or just all the...

    Is that the one with the trails, or just all the roads? I bought the one with all the roads by accident !@#$ and would love to pick up the trails
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    I've been sleeping in a hammock on my diy frame...

    I've been sleeping in a hammock on my diy frame for 3 months now. Beats my futon, the canvas I made it out of has stretched a little... I should make one out of a tighter weave, and something wider...
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    Check these two pages: Permethrin:...

    Check these two pages:
    Permethrin:
    and DEET

    I'd worry more about DEET than Permethrin, though permethrin may be labelled a neuro-toxin it is frequently prescribed at a similar dilution for cases...
  26. Thread: Patents

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    Wow, looks like I missed the party on this thread...

    Wow, looks like I missed the party on this thread this weekend...
    Lot's of great stuff, that Palmer character had it down pat a century ago, makes you wonder what he would have cranked out had he...
  27. Thread: Patents

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    does this mean I can make and sell whatever? ...

    does this mean I can make and sell whatever?

    (hopes of sinister laughter)
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    Sorry, machinist jargon swaps stuff around a...

    Sorry, machinist jargon swaps stuff around a little so that your bevel is a chamfer, and your chamfer is a radiused edge... I think a lot of technical jargon panders to the desire to exclude others...
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    Hrmm, where was your rough spot? In the hook? ...

    Hrmm, where was your rough spot? In the hook? It looks chamfered ok... How did you tie it off?
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    I've made half a dozen now and temporarily...

    I've made half a dozen now and temporarily settled on a double bottom hammock like Risk's Z-hammock.

    I don't know if he's currently selling/making any, but I hear that Warbonnetguy has a pretty...
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    I think you'll find most people falling around or...

    I think you'll find most people falling around or under the 5 min. mark depending on the weather forecast...

    Now we're all going to go home and time ourselves :)
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    I saw one of the toy ads too, what the heck?!

    I saw one of the toy ads too, what the heck?!
  33. HA! Yeah, sorry 'bout that...

    HA! Yeah, sorry 'bout that...
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    The pelt of the animal comment threw me for a...

    The pelt of the animal comment threw me for a sec., but I think Narwhalin nailed it on the head as to why we won't ever see more than a blurb or two in a magazine.

    As far as Backpacker being in...
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    I've been thinking of bugnetting for a little...

    I've been thinking of bugnetting for a little while, my first hammock I just had the netting sewn to one side and it flopped over my ridgeline... kinda ghetto. My next setup is going to be like...
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    Warbonnetguy - that's a pretty sweet tarp, I hope...

    Warbonnetguy - that's a pretty sweet tarp, I hope the manufacturer comes back with a good price...
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    I think that's the best and probably coolest...

    I think that's the best and probably coolest thing you could have done, imagine how much time could have been saved had we all had friends who sat us down and said, "Here's a small cross section of...
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    right there with you on the black lungs, but this...

    right there with you on the black lungs, but this stuff puts atomized coolant and lube to shame... it smells like someone burnt a rubber ball right under your nose, and if you can smell it that much...
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    That very last one in just the sniveller had me...

    That very last one in just the sniveller had me cracking up :)
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    So, Tripp, did you settle on a set of gear for...

    So, Tripp, did you settle on a set of gear for your friend to borrow? Have they had a chance to enjoy it yet?
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    I'll usually sit on my hammock while swapping...

    I'll usually sit on my hammock while swapping pants to minimize the world's exposure to me...
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    I've used that on a couple stuff sacks and a...

    I've used that on a couple stuff sacks and a bishop bag, works as far as I can tell, make sure you get lots of fresh air...
  43. Thread: Pants?

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    Very interesting from the picks, but I'd have...

    Very interesting from the picks, but I'd have trouble trusting it with just the fly down the middle... mustn't go commando
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    People lump a lot of things under the category of...

    People lump a lot of things under the category of No see-ums; If they are flying the expedition's netting seems to work well, can't say anything for the JH as I haven't used one... As far as the...
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    That pretty much sums up what I think... I...

    That pretty much sums up what I think... I suppose you could gather duff into a heap to sleep on, but who really wants to do that if they don't have to?
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    I think it was supposed to be the black cat...

    I think it was supposed to be the black cat instructions, and yes it appears suspended
  47. I think in this case "square" is rotated 90 deg,...

    I think in this case "square" is rotated 90 deg, think diamond
  48. Anybody tried the eno pro tarp? Looks to be a...

    Anybody tried the eno pro tarp? Looks to be a hybrid rectangular/square. On the heavy side though(22 oz?).
  49. Sounds and looks like a great time, and thanks...

    Sounds and looks like a great time, and thanks for the explanation about the bacon... that's definitely getting packed on the next trip. I've hade the chiken breast and salmon bags before, great...
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    Just another face in the crowd using MSR ground...

    Just another face in the crowd using MSR ground hogs
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