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    Top quilts are kind of a niche item, but they do...

    Top quilts are kind of a niche item, but they do work well, especially for hammock campers. There really is no point in having a full down bag in a hammock, since all of the down underneath the...
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    Brooks-Range Cloak... 20 oz. for 15 degrees

    So I was hoping a search would turn something up on this here, but I searched a myriad of ways and it looks like this must not have been discussed here before.

    In the latest gear edition of...
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    Hey JPMason, Get yourself a good underquilt...

    Hey JPMason,

    Get yourself a good underquilt and your Clark will truly be a 4-season beast, from a fellow Wisconsinite.

    I've had mine for a few years and since the last two holiday seasons...
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    I'm obviously not a MOD, but you may want to be...

    I'm obviously not a MOD, but you may want to be careful about these types of posts. You could be violating a rule by posting something for sale outside of the for sale forum when you don't have...
  5. NX-250 0 Degree Quilt... UGQ, Incubator or other?

    Hi All,

    The title summed it up. I need a 0 degree down underquilt for 4 season hammock camping in Wisconsin. My research on Underquilt's has led me to believe that the Hammock Gear Incubator or...
  6. Thread: Moved...

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    Moved...

    Moved to Clark Forum
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    Paddling trips are the best way to experience...

    Paddling trips are the best way to experience nature. Here is a quote by Pierre Elliot Trudeau ... "Travel 1000 miles by train and you are a brute; pedal 500 miles on a bicycle and you are basically...
  8. Love my NX-250. I'm 6' 210 and there's plenty of...

    Love my NX-250. I'm 6' 210 and there's plenty of room... I could gain a few pounds and still be good to go. Best way to camp that there is.
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    Sorry didn't mean to hi-jack... Us...

    Sorry didn't mean to hi-jack...

    Us Wisconsinites need to get together! I'll bring the Dutch Oven. Are you guys thinking about backpacking a significant distance for a spring hang?

    JGON
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    There are three backpacking shelters along the...

    There are three backpacking shelters along the IAT in Southern Kettle Moraine plus the primitive site in Lapham peak that are all a days hiking distance away from each other. It's 30+ miles in all,...
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    Are you staying at one of the backpacking...

    Are you staying at one of the backpacking shelters on the ice age trail? I live in Hartland not too far from there...

    Tumbleweedz I think you are pretty nearby to me as well. About a ten minute...
  12. Thread: Integral UL

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    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=53014&highlight=Hammock+Magnetism!

    I think that's the link, but I'm having some trouble with links and photos because my computer is on the...
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    OG- What are the dimensions of this carabiner? ...

    OG- What are the dimensions of this carabiner? Specifically, how wide is the end that will go through the gathered end of the hammock? Do you find this size of biner to be ideal, or would a larger...
  14. I'm assuming Paul is "the man" over at AHE? My...

    I'm assuming Paul is "the man" over at AHE? My only concern is that with a budget of $150, I'm probably not going to be able to get a 0 degree down UQ from him since his 30 degree synthetic bags are...
  15. New DIYourselfer needs advice on converting Sleeping Bag to Underquilt

    Hi all,

    I've been researching this forum most of the day, and I think I have a sense of direciton for a UQ project, but I need some feedback before I start buying.

    I was originally going to buy...
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    Did any new, innovative, modular designs ever...

    Did any new, innovative, modular designs ever come of this thread? It came up in a search I did, and I must say, it was a great thought provoking read and I thought it was worth reviving a year and...
  17. Thread: The funk

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    I agree with 3 things points discussed on this...

    I agree with 3 things points discussed on this post so far. First of all...

    *An extra set of warm sleeping clothes = sucess
    *If no extra clothes, washing in lake or stream and drying by campfire....
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    How much colder can I sleep by adding a UQ?

    Hi all,

    I did a few searches, but my questions is kind of specific so I wasn't turning up the answers I was seeking. Plus, posting a thread is more fun anyways... ;)

    It seems like not too many...
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    Kayammocking in WI 2011?

    Hi all,

    Well, as the title suggests, I am an avid kayaker who is also a hammock/camper.

    I live in Wisconsin, and I am hoping to head up to Door County Wisconsin, which is my hometown, for a...
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    Well my Clark came yesterday, and it appears they...

    Well my Clark came yesterday, and it appears they are still shipping with the Drip Rings... that was a surprise!

    Next question...

    I'm assuming most of you use some sort of fixed knot, such as...
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    Excellent. It sounds like the gear used is less...

    Excellent. It sounds like the gear used is less important than the skills, which is something I've found to be true in many of my passions. This seems far easier to me than a complicated mixture of...
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    OP here. Thanks for the replies. I did not opt...

    OP here. Thanks for the replies. I did not opt to order these when I ordered my clark, so it is on the way sans drip rings most likely. Can anyone with a drip ring possibly take some measurements...
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    What are your favorite hammock suspension knots? ...

    What are your favorite hammock suspension knots? Also, what is your recommended or other learning/training materials on wilderness/bushcraft knots?

    Thanks again,

    JGON
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    I'm knot sure about this not...

    Sorry, I had to...

    Can anyone give me the specifics on what this piece of hardware is called, where I can get one, and in addition walk me through this knot? I ordered my Clark NX-250 this week,...
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    Lucky comes on long day hikes with me just about...

    Lucky comes on long day hikes with me just about every weekend. He loves kickin' butt outside, getting muddy, and chasing after local wildlife. I just hope he can settle down at night and rest...
    ...
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    Dogs outside with you in the woods?

    Hi all,

    I love hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing, etc, and I just recently got my first dog and he seems to share my passion for the outdoors. I would really like to take him on an overnight...
  27. An afternoon hang during a Wisconsin March...

    Hey there,

    This is a nice little scenic overlook in Nashotah Park, about 5 minutes from my house in Hartland, WI. It's not a big park, but my plans for making the half hour trek to Kettle Moraine...
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    What kind of knot or other attachment do you use...

    What kind of knot or other attachment do you use to secure the biner to your hammock?

    Also, as you can tell from my post count, I am fairly new to hammock forums. I am learning that whoopie...
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    I might be interested in this... I will need to...

    I might be interested in this... I will need to check my schedule a little closer to the date, but keep me posted!

    There are also three backpacking shelters on the ice age trail in the Kettle...
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    A very interesting comparison, especially the...

    A very interesting comparison, especially the costs. The price tag of the Clark is a little alarming at first until you realize that out of the box it has everything you need to make it a 4-season...
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    Kayak Hang in Vernon Marsh in Fox River, WI

    This is a thread I posted last summer in bladeforums. Now that I know of Hammock forums, I know this should have been here the whole time...

    This was right after some big big rain we got that...
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    Clark Hammock Suspension Preferences

    Hi All,

    I am looking to gain some knowledge on hammock suspensions before I dive into a new hammock purchase. I am leaning heavily towards a Clark NX-250, and when the funds are available I will...
  33. Thread: Hangin in Wisco

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    Hangin in Wisco

    Hey All,

    I sorta stumbled into a hammock by chance last spring... I was on a trip and I saw an ENO doublenest hanging outside a sports store. I had just been kayaking all day and when I laid into...
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