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  1. Not really sure what I'm doing , as my wife is...

    Not really sure what I'm doing , as my wife is the seamstress in the family. I do know that my hand stitched PLUQ has taken my down to 32 degrees with a foam insert, so I'd be very interested...
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    Looks like a great trip. Until I get a lot more...

    Looks like a great trip. Until I get a lot more down, I'll see y'all in the spring. :)
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    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Thanks for the opportunity!
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    Reservation request sent. Looking to drop at Au...

    Reservation request sent. Looking to drop at Au Sable light house and head south with a night in 7 Mile, Coves, Mosquito, and Cliffs.

    Thanks for the heads up on bugs. We will be sure to give...
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    100694 here is one from last summer.

    100694 here is one from last summer.
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    Sounds good. Thanks.

    Sounds good. Thanks.
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    Pictured rocks

    Anyone have experience hiking pictured rocks? I'm curious about the shuttle and an off trail spot to camp the night before. Looking to go the 3rd or 4th weekend in June.

    Will either of the...
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    I have a friend that lives up there. Zero...

    I have a friend that lives up there. Zero viability this week and big winds. Be safe.
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    Welcome from Grand Rapids. See you on the trail!

    Welcome from Grand Rapids. See you on the trail!
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    Nice find! I need to start following my wife...

    Nice find! I need to start following my wife into the fabric stores.
  11. Cool to see familiar sights from this summer...

    Cool to see familiar sights from this summer under a blanket of snow. My current setup won't take me too far below freezing but I'll be looking for future events.
  12. Wish I would have made it out for this. Looks...

    Wish I would have made it out for this. Looks like a great time!
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    I did just that a few weeks ago with great...

    I did just that a few weeks ago with great results.
  14. 33, but I did slide one of the cheap foam pads...

    33, but I did slide one of the cheap foam pads between the PLUQ and the hammock.
  15. I had an Amex gift card so I got it from Amazon. ...

    I had an Amex gift card so I got it from Amazon. It looks like Dutch would have been cheaper but doesn't take AmEx.

    I did 35' for the tarp line so I could handle pretty much any tree setup I'd...
  16. I got a "what are you doing" right before the eye...

    I got a "what are you doing" right before the eye roll.
  17. Continuous ridge line and 2 softshackles done. ...

    Continuous ridge line and 2 softshackles done. Tarp tieouts tomorrow!
  18. No one at home understand why I'm so excited

    :lol:96270 continuous tarp line, structural ridge line, soft shackles,
    no knots.
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    Did not use any cord to gather the ends? Mine...

    Did not use any cord to gather the ends? Mine would gap pretty bad without it.
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    I made the exact same mistake when I did mine...

    I made the exact same mistake when I did mine...
  21. Had a great time and got some great advice and...

    Had a great time and got some great advice and ideas. Thanks everyone for a great weekend

    !94665
  22. Sounds like my lawn. :laugh: I'll call when I'm...

    Sounds like my lawn. :laugh: I'll call when I'm close just to let you know. Thanks for gathering and cutting!
  23. I'll be leaving from a little north of Grand...

    I'll be leaving from a little north of Grand Rapids about 2:00 and can swing by with the truck if it won't be too late.
  24. 20 degree synthetic and a PLUQ this might get...

    20 degree synthetic and a PLUQ this might get interesting...
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    Thanks for sharing. I'll need to see if we can...

    Thanks for sharing. I'll need to see if we can get this one on the list for next year.
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    Welcome from Rockford, MI!

    Welcome from Rockford, MI!
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    Welcome. We started hanging last year with that...

    Welcome. We started hanging last year with that loop as well. It was a great intro trip.
  28. I'm in! Thanks

    I'm in! Thanks
  29. i'm thinking my PULQ and my 20 degree i would be...

    i'm thinking my PULQ and my 20 degree i would be very comfortable down to freezing. Hopefully there are still a couple months of warm weather before I'll have to try it out. :)
  30. Last weekend we were down to lows of 50 here in...

    Last weekend we were down to lows of 50 here in MI and I was very comfortable with the doubled PLUQ and a 40 degree synthetic. The 1st night was a little chilly, but I reworked the lines for a better...
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    Welcome from Grand Rapids!

    Welcome from Grand Rapids!
  32. We did it that way last fall. Just past the...

    We did it that way last fall. Just past the bridge at Eddington the trail loops back on itself around a little hill. We hung on top of that hill and had a great view of the area.
  33. Bump. Looks like a great project.

    Bump. Looks like a great project.
  34. I just strap mine to one of the trees I'm hanging...

    I just strap mine to one of the trees I'm hanging on (after removing all food and trash)
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    +1 for pictured rocks. I'm not sure what you...

    +1 for pictured rocks. I'm not sure what you have available close to home, but if it's truly an epic once in a lifetime trip, I'd look for something I can't find at home.
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    I'm tearing up at the pure awesome beauty of that...

    I'm tearing up at the pure awesome beauty of that bag :)
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    I have thought of that but have a 20 degree...

    I have thought of that but have a 20 degree synthetic and have hung comfortably into the 40s many times. I'm not sure if I just sleep warm or if maybe the synthetic doesn't compress as much as down...
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    Big guy down bag recommendations?

    I'm looking for a down bag so it will compress smaller and take up less pack space but at 6'2" and 280lbs most of the bags out there are simply too small. I'm not seeing TQ/UQ sets in a price range...
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    So cool! I'll need to try that.

    So cool! I'll need to try that.
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    Welcome from MI.

    Welcome from MI.
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    I roll mine up in my ridge line organizer along...

    I roll mine up in my ridge line organizer along with my straps, lines and setup hardware. Keeps it all handy and together so setup is easier.
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    Done and done! Thanks!

    Done and done! Thanks!
  43. Welcome from MI

    Welcome from MI
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    Welcome from MI.

    Welcome from MI.
  45. I've found 10+ miles, a couple hours by the fire...

    I've found 10+ miles, a couple hours by the fire and a shot of good bourbon goes a long way toward this quest. :)
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    Awesome idea!

    Awesome idea!
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    Welcome from MI.

    Welcome from MI.
  48. Thread: Howdy

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    Welcome from MI

    Welcome from MI
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    Couldn't agree more. Too busy for DIY, too cheap...

    Couldn't agree more. Too busy for DIY, too cheap for much more.
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    [ATTACH=CONFIG]82567[/ATTACH Last summer...

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    Last summer setting up on the NCT
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