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    Enter me in the give away. Thanks.

    Enter me in the give away. Thanks.
  2. I want to encourage you to express your concerns...

    I want to encourage you to express your concerns more accurately. The thread states no customer service, yet the body of the post states that the customer service was good initially, received the...
  3. I am no medical expert, but it is my...

    I am no medical expert, but it is my understanding that our kidneys process waste from the waist down during the night, and primarily from the waist up during the day. When we are horizontal, blood...
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    I don't think so. I don't view overstuff as a...

    I don't think so. I don't view overstuff as a way to gain more warmth (though you do) as much as preventing shifting in the down. I had 2 oz overstuff on mine and it has worked out really well.
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    I really think a 20 is the most versatile. I use...

    I really think a 20 is the most versatile. I use a 20 in northern Michigan three seasons a year. If I need more, I add my down sleeping bag. If less, I just throw part of it off of me. Between...
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    Now that made me chuckle!!!

    Now that made me chuckle!!!
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    I don't have time right now to into great detail,...

    I don't have time right now to into great detail, but I paddle about 500 miles a season, have done so since the early 90's, mostly in northern Michigan, but have also done so in the BWCA. Wife and I...
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    I don't want to add to the drama here either. I...

    I don't want to add to the drama here either. I do want to add, and I have said this here before, that communication through writing is very inadequate. Raos was not able to communicate how he said...
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    Welcome, enjoy the company here and at HG. Good...

    Welcome, enjoy the company here and at HG. Good folks.
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    I have heated my house with wood for more than 50...

    I have heated my house with wood for more than 50 years, cut a lot of trees, spend a lot of time in the woods when I paddle 500+ miles a year and camp along river banks. I have some experience with...
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    I got the 12 foot winter tarp for my wife and she...

    I got the 12 foot winter tarp for my wife and she loves it. Super spacious. Agreed with aforementioned comments about quality.
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    I avoid larger trees, there is more chance of...

    I avoid larger trees, there is more chance of decay, insect damage, etc. If you look closely many larger trees have limbs at the lower edges that are dead and ready to fall. Mother nature is...
  13. Fun vid, I grew up in that area, worked at...

    Fun vid, I grew up in that area, worked at Salamonie Reservoir as a lifeguard in high school and early college years. Our family camped at the state forest regularly. Nice blast from the past.
  14. If it is any consolation, I have 5 tarps ranging...

    If it is any consolation, I have 5 tarps ranging from diamond to full-coverage with doors and I use them all. I like choosing what fits conditions, not to mention my mood. :)
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    Personally, I prefer my stuff to be adequately...

    Personally, I prefer my stuff to be adequately covered and shipped so that someone else cannot help themselves to my goodies. I think this topic should go elsewhere. On topic, as to the sale,...
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    A bit of good news in all this what if scenario...

    A bit of good news in all this what if scenario is the use of hydrophobic down recently. I have 5 quilts and 4 of them contain the stuff. I am impressed with how well this stuff works. It would...
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    I will take them.

    I will take them.
  18. I always put my MSH within 6 inches of the tree...

    I always put my MSH within 6 inches of the tree unless really far apart. I much prefer this as the whoopee seems to stay on the MSH better and I have more variability in the adjustment.
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    Funny OG. Flummoxed, is that a more technical...

    Funny OG. Flummoxed, is that a more technical term for bewilderment?? I am waiting on mine to arrive. Gonna hang with some folks in my woods this weekend. DO cooking, a little tokillya, snow and...
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    I drank the Kool-Aid. Order confirmed, now the...

    I drank the Kool-Aid. Order confirmed, now the wait. I like the idea of being able to hang closer to the trees when necessary.
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    Sticky: I have seen the soft sided Nalgene warp with too...

    I have seen the soft sided Nalgene warp with too hot water. Boiling water will do a number on them. If I use them, I use hot water, but not boiling. Tighten snugly and they will form a vacuum as...
  22. Thread: Overkill?

    by canoebie
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    Reminds me of the sta puff marshmallow man from...

    Reminds me of the sta puff marshmallow man from Ghost Busters.
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    I think this is spot on. I tweak mine using this...

    I think this is spot on. I tweak mine using this process each time. If the ends are over tightened there will be gaps under your legs. I keep the lengthwise shock cord pretty tight. There is...
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    So, so true. I think most folks overdress for...

    So, so true. I think most folks overdress for bed. A good base layer by itself allows your body to warm the air. I think doing otherwise is a common critical error. Well done Pan. Good basic...
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    I have used reflectix, but only between the...

    I have used reflectix, but only between the layers of my hammy. I like the warmth, dislike the condensate. I think a better alternative would be warm window. I used a full length 20 degree...
  26. That really looks like fun. Thanks for sharing.

    That really looks like fun. Thanks for sharing.
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    Good to see you back. Sounds like you have had...

    Good to see you back. Sounds like you have had some opportunities for growth. I have had those, and some of them I really don't want to repeat. Best to you as you find your way.
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    Looks like a pea pod. I have seen these a couple...

    Looks like a pea pod. I have seen these a couple of times. The whole thing slips over the hammock, with the under part under the hammock like an underquilt, but integrated into the bag. Shug...
  29. Paddling in northern Michigan over Halloween. ...

    Paddling in northern Michigan over Halloween. Ice and snow. High 38 low 22. Perfect. No bugs.
  30. I appreciate this thread. Regardless of any...

    I appreciate this thread. Regardless of any outcomes, it is good to know that civil discourse is valued and appreciated. Thanks markr6 for raising your concern. Personally, I would never consider...
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    I think hanging my tarp in porch mode really...

    I think hanging my tarp in porch mode really helps prevent condensation. The warm moist air can rise and go out the high peak without condensing. I put the center of one of my sides up high, makes...
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    Dogs make us better. Scout will be missed. I...

    Dogs make us better. Scout will be missed. I once read a personal mission statement that said, "I want to be everything my dog thinks I am." Nuff said.
  33. Excellent, most excellent. Paddling and hanging...

    Excellent, most excellent. Paddling and hanging are so compatible. Thanks for sharing, that took a great deal of effort. One of these days......... I might make that 9 hour drive.
  34. I carry a very light and small wool blanket. I...

    I carry a very light and small wool blanket. I use it as a headscarf, lay it over my face and mouth, throw it to the side, use it for a supplement to my pillow, all kinds of ways. It is a great...
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    Sticky: One of the things I like about a water bottle, is...

    One of the things I like about a water bottle, is that especially in winter because of the cold air my mouth gets dry. A sip of warm water heats and quenches all at once.
  36. Negative on thick, I used a small paint brush and...

    Negative on thick, I used a small paint brush and used it on several tarp ridge lines I have, works great, goes on smooth and thin.
  37. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend this...

    Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend this event. I will be paddling fall colors on the Manistee. As far as weather, for everyone that wants it warm there is at least one that will want it...
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    IN, MI, IL, OH, WV, WI, MN, MO, AR, TN, and KY. ...

    IN, MI, IL, OH, WV, WI, MN, MO, AR, TN, and KY. I need to get out more.
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    Now that's just funny cuz I know of which you...

    Now that's just funny cuz I know of which you speak. Regardless, warm window is some stuff that was carried by Joanne Fabrics and other retailers used as a quilted insulation over windows in the...
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    I used a campmor down bag for 6 years in my...

    I used a campmor down bag for 6 years in my hammock before going to a TQ. I have had more treks lately that require less weight so have gone to the TQ. I like it because of the simplicity, but had...
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    While it does make a difference, I have used...

    While it does make a difference, I have used rectangular tarps with great success. Don't let a cat cut intimidate you from making a tarp. Start with a straight edge if it helps, move to the CC...
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    Pics, so true, so true. Have fun. Let me...

    Pics, so true, so true. Have fun. Let me experience vicariously through your trip report. Copious notes. :scared:
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    I use a 20 degree phoenix over the full length 20...

    I use a 20 degree phoenix over the full length 20 degree UQ that Adam and company has. Can't recall the name. When it gets crazy cold I add a layer of warm window and a pad between the two layers of...
  44. Agreed with all the above. I use my phoenix 20...

    Agreed with all the above. I use my phoenix 20 year round, just vent it. Full length in cooler temps and really cold full length with the phoenix.
  45. Great fun Shug, the terrain reminded me of our...

    Great fun Shug, the terrain reminded me of our trip to the BWCA this summer. Lots and lots of rock.
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    At the risk of over generalizing, I think there...

    At the risk of over generalizing, I think there are some common characteristics or common threads that run among us. Not the least of which is being open to thinking differently about things. We...
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    I have enjoyed watching this develop. Have a...

    I have enjoyed watching this develop. Have a great time and may the water gods be with you.
  48. Thread: Tarp lines?

    by canoebie
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    I keep my lines at about 6 feet, use zing it and...

    I keep my lines at about 6 feet, use zing it and just roll them up and then skin the tarp. While there is some tangling, usually a couple of shakes will free everything. I used to coil each line...
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    Agreed, I like mine nice and tight. Snugs and...

    Agreed, I like mine nice and tight. Snugs and warms my shoulders. I often adjust mine by simply shortening it with an overhand knot and when I get it finally dialed in, I make the final adjustments.
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    I don't like insultex as a TQ, clammy. I will...

    I don't like insultex as a TQ, clammy. I will use it, 2 layers to extend my 20 degree down UQ. I put my double layer IX UQ up against the hammock and enclose that UQ with my down UQ. Breaks the...
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