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  1. Thread: Hang out in WI?

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    ......I suppose, as a fellow Italian motorcycle...

    ......I suppose, as a fellow Italian motorcycle rider :shades::shades:, I have to excuse you :rolleyes::rolleyes:...... but just this once :lol::lol::lol:
  2. Thread: Hang out in WI?

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    10.5 according to the chart I have (and am unable...

    10.5 according to the chart I have (and am unable to link from my tablet???)

    It's NEVER too late to add another!! Come on out when you can, wherever you can meet up, and for however long you can,...
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    Send it back to the Smurfs?? Best way I can think...

    Send it back to the Smurfs?? Best way I can think of
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    PUT THE MEASURING DEVICE AWAY!! If you're setting...

    PUT THE MEASURING DEVICE AWAY!! If you're setting it up to where you're comfortable...you're done, you've found your proper setup.

    Here's another video that should help
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  5. Thread: Hang out in WI?

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    Shouldn't need much insulation at the end of the...

    Shouldn't need much insulation at the end of the month.

    What have you got in mind?
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    Forget the calculator!!! While it's a wonderful...

    Forget the calculator!!! While it's a wonderful tool, is not the be all end all of suspending yourself between a pair of trees!

    Put your RL back on, set at 83% of your hammock's length. You'll...
  7. Maybe get them to look at a map?? "Walk" them to...

    Maybe get them to look at a map?? "Walk" them to your desired shelter on the map, referencing nearby roads or landmarks.......assuming, of course, they're able to access and READ the map!!

    Sounds...
  8. Thread: Skunked

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    If spending a night in an area like that is...

    If spending a night in an area like that is getting skunked :confused::confused:, I hope your "bad luck" continues :lol::rolleyes::lol:....and you share the horrible views with us every time!!
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  9. Thread: Hang out in WI?

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    Nobody will be telling at you to pick up the pace...

    Nobody will be telling at you to pick up the pace this time :lol::scared::lol:
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    Forget heckling over the iPhone, let the heckling...

    Forget heckling over the iPhone, let the heckling commence over the reliance on smartphones to hang between a couple trees!!

    While I commend Derek Hansen on all the work he did to get the hang...
  11. Thread: Hang out in WI?

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    Looks like I'll be late Fri nite, or bright and...

    Looks like I'll be late Fri nite, or bright and early Sat morning. Family obligations, Fri makes more sense than hustling to get home by 1:00 Sun afternoon.
  12. With more shelters and camping opportunities I...

    With more shelters and camping opportunities I can see where the confusion could creep in. That's still no excuse for them making the process WAY more difficult than it needs to be.

    Maybe when...
  13. I've reserved backpack shelters in the KMSF-SU a...

    I've reserved backpack shelters in the KMSF-SU a couple times, and called to check available dates many more times than that. Never had any issues, even when asking for open dates for all 3 shelters....
  14. Thread: Hang out in WI?

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    Close enough to you to make a day trip...

    Close enough to you to make a day trip worthwhile. Come on out for the hike, or hang out around the campfire later in the day, if you can't do the entire weekend.

    Looks to me like your geared up...
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    I usually end up less than 83%, by about 1-1/2"....

    I usually end up less than 83%, by about 1-1/2". I also hang the foot end higher than the head end, by about a foot, and have found that can play a big part in comfort, especially concerning the...
  16. Thread: Hang out in WI?

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    I've got to echo the suggestion for bringing...

    I've got to echo the suggestion for bringing plenty of water. In that area I carry 5L, and I've run short with that before. At roughly 2-1/4 lbs per L it adds a lot of weight to the pack, but worth...
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    Thanks for that! Absolutely gorgeous area!! How...

    Thanks for that! Absolutely gorgeous area!! How did you convince yourself to leave??

    Your video might even get my wife to hang with me!! Just need to find similar back country a little closer to...
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    Welcome from the land of beer, cheese, and...

    Welcome from the land of beer, cheese, and brats!!

    Good luck getting your girls out of there so you can hang :lol::lol: Love the pink footwear:scared::lol:
  19. Thread: Hang out in WI?

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    Plenty of time to get out between now and then,...

    Plenty of time to get out between now and then, even if it's only for a day hike or gear shakedown. I day hike the area quite a bit throughout the year, company is always welcome.

    Aside from the...
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    Welcome aboard, from a bit South of you. Sounds...

    Welcome aboard, from a bit South of you. Sounds like you've seen the light. Poke around a bit and I know you'll find plenty of help, no matter your size.

    Plenty of us around this corner of the...
  21. Thread: Hang out in WI?

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    As long as one or the other get out to the trail...

    As long as one or the other get out to the trail I'm good with it :lol::lol:


    With a couple people and gear moving rigs, things should go quite well. The ability to cache 10 gallons should take...
  22. Thread: SHT?

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    That's a classic right there :lol::lol::lol:

    That's a classic right there :lol::lol::lol:
  23. Thread: Hang out in WI?

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    There are some things in life better left UNSEEN...

    There are some things in life better left UNSEEN :scared::scared:.......this may very well qualify as one of them :lol::lol::lol:



    Looking to be a VERY interesting trip :rolleyes::rolleyes:
  24. Thread: Hang out in WI?

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    I'd plan for much more water than that, at least...

    I'd plan for much more water than that, at least for me. I hiked from Hwy 12 to Hwy 67/ZZ in early July a few years ago. Left the trailhead with 5L, and ran dry a couple miles before the horse...
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    Poll: I hope I can keep up at 45:scared:!!! That's the...

    I hope I can keep up at 45:scared:!!! That's the spirit Tumbleweed:shades::shades:
  26. Thread: Hang out in WI?

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    Soo, we have dates and location, Awesome!! A...

    Soo, we have dates and location, Awesome!! A large vehicle for moving guys and gear, great!!

    Lists are always good, but I too have no clue how to get a spreadsheet going. Maybe those attending, or...
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    Poll: For those interested the local chapters of the...

    For those interested the local chapters of the Ice Age Trail Alliance give awards to those hiking all the segments in the area. Walk the Wauk ...
  28. Thread: Hang out in WI?

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    Either weekend should work for me, with the 24-25...

    Either weekend should work for me, with the 24-25 being the better of the two.

    There are a couple dates in Sep where all 3 shelters are available for Fri & Sat, most likely Sun too. Make for a fun...
  29. Thread: Hang out in WI?

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    ........after another call to reserve America,...

    ........after another call to reserve America, available dates are:

    7/31-8/1 #2 &#3, in that order (Fri shelter 2, Sat shelter 3)
    8/7-8/8 #1 & #3 According to the IAT mileage chart that's 18...
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    Does that mean Dutch, finally, quit selling to...

    Does that mean Dutch, finally, quit selling to those Lash It hoarding neighbors to the North:lol::lol::lol:


    What do the experts suggest for a summer quilt, one layer of 2.5 or 3.6 better for...
  31. Thread: Hang out in WI?

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    The soonest shelter #3 is available is July...

    The soonest shelter #3 is available is July 24-25, per a call to reserve America this afternoon.

    Dates I was told #3 is available:

    July 24-25
    31-Aug 1

    August 14-15
    21-22...
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    Get well soon Mama Smurf!. I'd say play on their...

    Get well soon Mama Smurf!. I'd say play on their sympathy as much as possible.....but it doesn't look like you're getting any:lol::lol:
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    Why waterproof underneath you?? The rain comes...

    Why waterproof underneath you?? The rain comes from the sky:rolleyes::rolleyes::lol:

    Seriously though, the best analogy is the pvc rain jacket we've all used. You end up just as wet, or more so,...
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    ^^Me too!! Got 3 streamliners in the house, one...

    ^^Me too!! Got 3 streamliners in the house, one out of Dutch's argon:tongueup::tongueup::wuv::wuv::tonguesmilie::tonguesmilie:, and a winter tarp. Great to work with. And, yes, he ships very...
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    Warbonnet's gonna hate me, but, I'd skip the...

    Warbonnet's gonna hate me, but, I'd skip the premium hammock for now. Insulation and weather protection are your most important priorities right now. Get a good UQ and tarp. Get started with an...
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    ^^ Exactly! There's been some good discussions on...

    ^^ Exactly! There's been some good discussions on this thread about the unfortunate incident that took place. I hope things turn out well for those involved.

    Peddle your goods elsewhere!!
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    I'd try your suspension at 30*, with the foot end...

    I'd try your suspension at 30*, with the foot end a bit higher than the head end.

    I've never had ANY luck with an inflatable pad, tried one for a bit before I got a foam pad. UQ is definitely the...
  38. Thread: UQP as UQ

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    I used a dry ducks poncho modded to be used as an...

    I used a dry ducks poncho modded to be used as an UQP last summer down to roughly 55*.

    http://theultimatehang.com/2013/02/diy-jacks-r-better-weather-shield/
  39. Thread: Hang out in WI?

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    A call to reserve an IAT shelter is probably the...

    A call to reserve an IAT shelter is probably the best bet. Find a weekend when a pair of consecutive shelters are available and plan around that, any of which are less than 10 miles apart IIRC.
    ...
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    Aha!:scared: I see it now. Hey, as long as you're...

    Aha!:scared: I see it now. Hey, as long as you're comfortable pay no attention to me:rolleyes::lol:
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    Looks like you had an enjoyable weekend in a...

    Looks like you had an enjoyable weekend in a couple of really nice hammocks! Welcome to life in the trees!!


    Is it just me, or for it look like those straps n need to be higher?? Suspension looks...
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    I probably have enough dehydrated to cover a meal...

    I probably have enough dehydrated to cover a meal for about a half dozen people. I'd be happy to pack more than my normal food load if there's interest. I've also got a recipe for backpackers "pizza"...
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    That's the plan I'm going with, at least until we...

    That's the plan I'm going with, at least until we unanimously decide differently! I'm not sure, and most likely won't be until mid week, when I'm heading up. At worst, that would be after work Fri....
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    So far it looks like we have: (In order of...

    So far it looks like we have:
    (In order of expressed interest in this hang.)

    Grizzly Outdoors - maybe

    Goobie

    Dux

    Dburrito
  45. Thread: No more Fleaz?

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    That's it, we have to secure that border...

    That's it, we have to secure that border :lol::lol::lol:
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    GPS coordinates?? That would be awesome! Feel...

    GPS coordinates?? That would be awesome! Feel free to share the good spots, favorite hikes, and whatever other info you don't mind sharing with us. An insiders knowledge is always helpful, and very...
  47. Rather than be without hammocks, if the...

    Rather than be without hammocks, if the blackbirds don't show up in time, I'd get a couple Dutch hammocks to get you two hanging. They're cheap enough to hang onto, or sell them when you get back....
  48. Thread: No more Fleaz?

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    :cursing::cursing: Probably those darn Canadians...

    :cursing::cursing: Probably those darn Canadians again!! :lol::lol:
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    My first suggestion would be to separate the tarp...

    My first suggestion would be to separate the tarp from your hammock suspension, then get rid of the whoopies on your tarp ridgeline. Since you're already using lines on either end of your tarp,...
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    Riverhiker-thanks much for the local knowledge. ...

    Riverhiker-thanks much for the local knowledge.

    As far as the hike in goes, depending upon when I get there, either option works for me. Those among us that might be loaded down like pack mules...
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