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    Hmm, forgot about that although I kind of meant...

    Hmm, forgot about that although I kind of meant municipal water like you'd have in a campground.

    Does the spring pipe freeze?
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    There's no potable water near HB so either a...

    There's no potable water near HB so either a filter or a few jugs would probably be a good idea.
    Depending on conditions it might be a good trip to break out the microspikes or yak traks.
    The...
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    Sounds like my brother and I will arrive...

    Sounds like my brother and I will arrive Saturday.


    The last section of road up to Table Rock parking is closed this time of year right?
    I wouldn't mind climbing up there but it sounds like...
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    Down waterproof treatment washes out

    I don't recall coming across this information before.
    From Southwestultralight's visit to the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2016



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    That's an interesting idea. You'd need to seal...

    That's an interesting idea.
    You'd need to seal up the open ends somehow and its probably too heavy, but a neat idea.

    I wonder if this could be miniaturized into a collapsible pot cozy or...
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    I always found Cuben Fiber to be an awful name....

    I always found Cuben Fiber to be an awful name. Every single person you talk to assumes you mean carbon fiber. The new name really rolls off the tongue :rolleyes:

    It sounds like they are trying to...
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    So Buoyancy and also max working load, melting...

    So Buoyancy and also max working load, melting properties, UV resistance, water absorbancy, abrasion resistance (not sure how you rate that one), splice ability, ability to take knots, color options,...
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    List of cordage?

    I know I've seen at least one Google Sheet out there that attempted to document every fabric available for backpacking gear.

    Has anyone done something similar for the various cordage out there?
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    I really liked my PolyD hammock. I think my...

    I really liked my PolyD hammock.
    I think my Hexon might be even better but I think I'd have to have them hung side by side to really tell the difference.
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    Found something in the woods today

    So I'm hiking around off trail today seeing what there is to forage. The area I'm in requires crossing a decent size creek on fallen logs and then the same to get back.

    On the way back I find a...
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    Sometimes there's milk gravy

    Sometimes there's milk gravy
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    Don't forgot one important item if its cold...

    Don't forgot one important item if its cold outside: Hollow membrane water filters must be protected from freezing.

    I'm 99% sure I'll forget all about this the first time I take mine in winter....
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    3 months of Winter is probably less exposure than...

    3 months of Winter is probably less exposure than the average AT thru-hike but I think I'd still be a bit iffy about this.
    The exposure is different since you wouldn't normally have gear setup...
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    Ahh newbies. I'm just glad my super tight...

    Ahh newbies.

    I'm just glad my super tight hanging days in a Velcro bottom door Hennessy hung with aluminum figure 9's were before anyone else knew better and laughed at us. :lol:


    If they are...
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    "Oh, you guys use hammocks?" "Sure do, its all...

    "Oh, you guys use hammocks?"

    "Sure do, its all we'll consider sleeping in"

    "Are you on the forums?"

    "What forums?"

    "Never mind"
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    For those prices I expect to sew tire tread to...

    For those prices I expect to sew tire tread to sheet metal. :scared:
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    Seperate UQ protector or built in?

    Looking for fabric recommendations for the underquilt I plan to make. Specifically the outward facing fabric.

    Does it make sense to use something like silpoly here so you don't need a protector...
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    Man I've got to get to work on my quilt set

    Man I've got to get to work on my quilt set
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    I have vacation this year on the week leading up...

    I have vacation this year on the week leading up to the Perseid's. I'm hoping to find a spot in the open up in Dolly Sods or the Cranberry wilderness and watch from the hammock.
  20. Thread: 950 down

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    It annoyed mess out of me that to outfit myself...

    It annoyed mess out of me that to outfit myself with down I was already going to be spending several hundred dollars and still wouldn't have the bestest lightest thing evAR!1(TM)

    With the rare...
  21. I'm confused.... Are you saying that after 4...

    I'm confused....


    Are you saying that after 4 years of owning this hammock its comfort level has changed?




    It would be interesting to see someone make a test hammock out of something like...
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    Sounds like something to shoot for to me. It also...

    Sounds like something to shoot for to me. It also gives me some motivation to get moving on actually making something with the down I just got.
  23. Fedex says mine arrives tomorrow.

    Fedex says mine arrives tomorrow.
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    I've been mulling over something like this for...

    I've been mulling over something like this for some time but I see it as a potential new tarp style rather than an additional add on tarp.

    Some of Medicineman4040's custom tarps when in porch...
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    All said and done I'm close to an hour on most...

    All said and done I'm close to an hour on most trips but that includes messing around with the rest of my gear. It may include looking to trail sticks to use as stakes if I didn't bring mine. It...
  26. I got 2lbs last night! I've been waiting for...

    I got 2lbs last night!

    I've been waiting for them to do a sale since January.
    I did some guesstimating back then to figure out what I'd need so I could take advantage of the next sale.

    As...
  27. Who are you and what did you do with the rest of...

    Who are you and what did you do with the rest of Gresh?!?!
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    It'll take at least three weeks :rolleyes:

    It'll take at least three weeks :rolleyes:
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    There's a website somewhere I came across...

    There's a website somewhere I came across claiming you can use diet coke IIRC. Sounds like an April Fools joke but it went into some detail.

    The "function" for me would be making it blue or...
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    On mine at least you had to pull pretty hard to...

    On mine at least you had to pull pretty hard to get them to come out. It just depends on how small you sew the pocket.
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    At one point I had folded over the end of my...

    At one point I had folded over the end of my webbing and sewn it into a pocket, no additional matterial needed.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/picture.php?albumid=1313&pictureid=9689
    You can...
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    FYI, The Ultimate Hang app contains a...

    FYI,
    The Ultimate Hang app contains a clinometer.
    iPhone's have one built into the utility apps standard.
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    FWIW I see a LOT of their stuff come up on...

    FWIW I see a LOT of their stuff come up on Amazon's lightening deals.
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    I've been too lazy to swap them out. I have...

    I've been too lazy to swap them out. I have something like 6 nights and perhaps 10 hammock deployments with them. There's definitely some fuzz being generated. I'd never want them on a thru-hike but...
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    I was surprised at how many of the rivulets had...

    I was surprised at how many of the rivulets had zero flowing water actually given the amount of rain from last week's storms and then the actual rain at the time. The major creeks contain plenty of...
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    Weekend in the Birkhead Wilderness area

    A friend from work and I decided to do a quick overnighter in the Birkhead Wilderness inside Uwharrie National Forest.

    We stopped in Siler City along the way and tried Johnson’s Burgers and then...
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    Dutch: "I'll be in the bathroom changing my...

    Dutch: "I'll be in the bathroom changing my underwear"
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    "Bad back" is pretty vague but FWIW I too have...

    "Bad back" is pretty vague but FWIW I too have back issues. Oddly I've never had problems while backpacking or in the hammock.

    Sitting around the campfire without back support results in all...
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    I've never needed to go to ground and agree with...

    I've never needed to go to ground and agree with what others have already said.

    But.... watching some PCT videos and others out west it does seem like there's going to be regions of the country...
  40. Assuming I can make it, any of the hikers...

    Assuming I can make it, any of the hikers interested in checking off some of the LTCNC challenge hikes?
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    I got an aluminum Deuce of Spades right before...

    I got an aluminum Deuce of Spades right before Dutch took over production. The AL is actually lighter than the Ti version. They would possibly make it thinner from Ti and thus lighter but I think it...
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    Dolly Sod's is suppose to be on some sort of list...

    Dolly Sod's is suppose to be on some sort of list of super dark places without a lot of light pollution.
    One of the items on my bucket list is to get up there one August for the Perseids.
  43. The pik-n-pig is one of two BBQ places in NC...

    The pik-n-pig is one of two BBQ places in NC (that I know of) that have (or did have) an air strip right outside.

    Its been on my list for a while but I always forget to lookup the details before...
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    I've done this trip in the other direction...

    I've done this trip in the other direction spending the first night at Camp Con.
    Rock Jock was killer but so are the views.
    We stashed most of our gear at the top of Conley Cove and drove back...
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    The trend these days is for everyone online to be...

    The trend these days is for everyone online to be completely outraged at all times. Doesn't seem to matter if you're dealing with politics or video games or folding napkins. Everyone is just totally...
  46. I've heard it called topless on the forums a few...

    I've heard it called topless on the forums a few times.
    I always go without a tarp unless I think rain/dew/cold wind will be a problem.

    I love my cuben, but a dozen tie outs is a real PITA...
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    Its been a long time since I read Jardine's book...

    Its been a long time since I read Jardine's book but I seem to recall he recommended making at least the inside of your top quilt with black colored fabric to make it easier to dry out in the sun.
    ...
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    Even more fun than fog is when you're in the...

    Even more fun than fog is when you're in the gorge and an actual cloud moves in at your altitude.
    You may commence with the semantic arguments. :lol:
  49. As a kid we'd leave our shoes on the porch and...

    As a kid we'd leave our shoes on the porch and almost always had bugs or toads in them.
    I was always baffled by the toads. How do they know there's an opening to get into in the first place? From...
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    Poll: How long is your ridge line?

    I'm using tarp wasps and TATO tarp connectors on lash-it. I've gone through several ridge line lengths. Its either way too long and I have to deal with all the excess, or I cut it down and find out...
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