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    https://youtu.be/0PicTsgj5lA Sent from my...

    https://youtu.be/0PicTsgj5lA

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    Fortunately I've never had any of my makeshift...

    Fortunately I've never had any of my makeshift windscreens fall over!

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  3. Great testimonial! Jared is making me a custom...

    Great testimonial! Jared is making me a custom ground (eek!) tarp soon. Gotta order the material, Xenon .9 silpoly, so it'll take a few days. But I've ordered other items and Jared never fails to...
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    Truer words never spoken! [emoji16] I think I...

    Truer words never spoken! [emoji16]
    I think I ended up using some rocks or my pack.

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    This 'dual use' issue also bit me once when I was...

    This 'dual use' issue also bit me once when I was using my sit pad for a wind block for my stove. It worked great but I had nowhere to sit! [emoji57]

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  6. Glad to hear of successful experiences! :cool:

    Glad to hear of successful experiences! :cool:
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    Thanks a bunch... still thinking about this! :)

    Thanks a bunch... still thinking about this! :)
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    A poncho is usually not big enough for a sock but...

    A poncho is usually not big enough for a sock but certainly it could be strung up on one side of the hammock for an additional wind block. Still, its coverage is not nearly enough to substitute for...
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    Maybe your camo worked so well he didn't see it!...

    Maybe your camo worked so well he didn't see it! :laugh:

    I remember the first time (around 2014, I think) I saw a backpacker using a hammock and big tarp and I was a bit puzzled at first. But I...
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    Thanks for the info!

    Thanks for the info!
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    That's not bad for hammock+UQ. But is anybody...

    That's not bad for hammock+UQ.

    But is anybody making these now? Sheltowee website indicates everything "Unavailable" ..... :(
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    You guys spell autumn differently than we yahoos....

    You guys spell autumn differently than we yahoos. :)
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    Got my Timmermade quilt in the mail yesterday. ...

    Got my Timmermade quilt in the mail yesterday.

    Ordered on Aug 6 with queue of 14 weeks, so it was right at 13 weeks, 6 days. :laugh:

    Quilt looks fantastic, although with 50deg rating I won't...
  14. Indeed, gotta keep batteries warm. With devices...

    Indeed, gotta keep batteries warm. With devices like smartphones and cameras, it also helps to keep them inside a ziploc bag because body moisture can really foul up the electronics and the optics. ...
  15. From DEC... already! :cool:

    From DEC... already! :cool:
  16. On my recent hike with Dirtbag I was all set to...

    On my recent hike with Dirtbag I was all set to GtG but just couldn't bear the thought and switched back to the hammock setup. When you just know there's an abundance of great hanging opportunities...
  17. For anyone who might want to do this awesome...

    For anyone who might want to do this awesome hike, here's my Caltopo link to it.

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  18. GULP!! :scared:

    GULP!! :scared:
  19. I emailed NYSDEC to see if someone might provide...

    I emailed NYSDEC to see if someone might provide some insight about what they were doing up there! :cool:
  20. You really packed a lot into a quick trip!...

    You really packed a lot into a quick trip! Beautiful country even if a bit past prime fall viewing.
  21. That reminds me also of the spider webs strung up...

    That reminds me also of the spider webs strung up over the trail at night during the warmer seasons. I find hiking through those to be über maddening!!
  22. Thanks for linking your report, Obdewlax......

    Thanks for linking your report, Obdewlax... somehow I missed it the first time, and I've always wanted to hike the Guadalupes.

    I was using my Vasque Snowblime boots and they worked well but I had...
  23. I was raised down South (FL, MS) and read all the...

    I was raised down South (FL, MS) and read all the Jack London books as a kid and always wanted to experience ice and snow. My first trip in snow/ice was Harriman State Park, NY, in 1985 and although...
  24. Thread: Storage

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    I wouldn't store either down or synthetic quilts...

    I wouldn't store either down or synthetic quilts in compression sacks, especially synthetic which loses loft in a much shorter time span than down.
  25. Thanks, BB58! Although that is a much...

    Thanks, BB58! Although that is a much photographed vista from Wittenberg, it's never the same from trip to trip because the cloud bases are always tickling the peaks up there.

    At one time I had...
  26. Thread: Storage

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    TQs usually have a snap and a draw cord around...

    TQs usually have a snap and a draw cord around the top (neck) seam.

    Fasten the snap and cinch down the draw cord, then use a regular clothes hanger thru the top opening.
  27. Another great trip and video! Those drone shots...

    Another great trip and video! Those drone shots really give some 'context' to the landscape up there... gorgeous country. :)

    I love my trail runners as well, but when it's consistently around 32°F...
  28. Haha, bop on up to New Yawk and we'll take you to...

    Haha, bop on up to New Yawk and we'll take you to the Adirondacks in January — snow guaranteed!! :laugh:
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    What good is it gonna do ya if a bear attacks?...

    What good is it gonna do ya if a bear attacks? Much better to keep it with you in the hammock, unsheathed! :laugh:
  30. Got back yesterday afternoon from a 3-day trip to...

    Got back yesterday afternoon from a 3-day trip to the Catskills with Dirtbaghiker and we were both very happy to experience our first encounter with the white world this season.

    It was only a...
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    I'm also subscribed to those NYS-DEC updates and...

    I'm also subscribed to those NYS-DEC updates and read about the usual falls with twisted ankles, people getting lost, running out or water etc, but the machete guy is definitely one of the more...
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    Sometimes the confluence of bad luck is so bad...

    Sometimes the confluence of bad luck is so bad that you just have to laugh and be a trooper and roll with it.

    Which is what it sounds like you're doing. Have a great time in Pinchot! :cool:
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    Ha, yeah I've done both of those, the full BFT...

    Ha, yeah I've done both of those, the full BFT loop, actually, and they're good as well. BFT is a tough loop with lotsa up and down. Starting at Slate Run and going counterclockwise is a bit gentler...
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    OLP is good, not too hilly.

    OLP is good, not too hilly.
  35. All good advice above. I would especially echo...

    All good advice above. I would especially echo BillyBob58's recommendation for the torso length CCF pad and head gear. I have a fleece beanie and buff that are mandatory winter items.

    What is...
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    Ha, good (or bad) catch.... humans' capacity to...

    Ha, good (or bad) catch.... humans' capacity to defile things is limitless. :(
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    I recently made another foray into my favorite...

    I recently made another foray into my favorite local woods with the expectation that nearly all color would be gone. As it happens, and rather unexpectedly, autumn unfolded rather late this year and...
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    fall = autumn tire = tyre rumor = rumour ...

    fall = autumn

    tire = tyre

    rumor = rumour

    wrench = spanner

    hood = bonnet
  39. Thread: Hello from PA

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    Welcome to HF. You live in a great state for...

    Welcome to HF.

    You live in a great state for outdoors, with an incredible amount of well-managed state parks and wild lands.
  40. I just tried it with a Marlin spike hitch and...

    I just tried it with a Marlin spike hitch and that worked well... Lawson 2mm Ironwire.
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    Very nice setup! And I'm sure that it is not...

    Very nice setup!

    And I'm sure that it is not going to let you down, not with those mondo button knots!!
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    Fortunately those longer-range forecasts are...

    Fortunately those longer-range forecasts are frequently wrong.
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    That appears to be a slipped Lapp Knot. I've been...

    That appears to be a slipped Lapp Knot. I've been using it on my hammock suspension for a few years. My video shows how to tie it as a Lapp Hitch to a hammock CL.

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    Whatever works consistently for you! :cool: ...

    Whatever works consistently for you! :cool:

    Problems with UQs seem to outnumber all other hammock issues... calf ridge has got to be a close second.
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    The key is the 'bias' in the suspension, with the...

    The key is the 'bias' in the suspension, with the head side snugged a little tighter on its respective side and the same on the foot side. Shug has this in his YT video on HG UQ adjustment. So yes, I...
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    An even more important factor than rain is...

    An even more important factor than rain is relative humidity. High relative humidity for a sustained period of time will inevitably lead to dampness in nearly all clothing and gear.

    Sometimes the...
  47. The first quality hammock I ever ordered, from...

    The first quality hammock I ever ordered, from Dream Hammocks, I darn near made that mistake. Would've broken my heart because the production queue at that time was 9 weeks or some such! :scared:
  48. I don't know its origins, but somehow lay...

    I don't know its origins, but somehow lay direction came to be defined as foot position, such that feet right, head left is right lay and feet left, head right is left lay. Also known as 'normal'...
  49. That's one heckuva venue for a third date!...

    That's one heckuva venue for a third date! :laugh:

    Clearly you timed the trip perfectly.
  50. Agreed. I backpack all year 'round and I'm really...

    Agreed. I backpack all year 'round and I'm really into the flexibility afforded by modularity... mix-n-match hammocks, quilts, nets, covers and tarps as specific conditions require.
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