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    I have a guide business and each year as a matter...

    I have a guide business and each year as a matter of course I spray all tarps and tents and flies with a silicone waterproofing. It really helps as it allows me to not have to worry. I use permatex...
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    Wife used all my zing it hanging sun shades in...

    Wife used all my zing it hanging sun shades in patio area. Ordered 3 rolls. Thanks for the heads up.
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    I agree that it is poisonous and I would be...

    I agree that it is poisonous and I would be concerned about it when wet. When dry, my understanding is that it is pretty benign. I have seen several friends get sick from Ticks, I just think being...
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    I use Martin's brand....

    I use Martin's brand.
    http://www.amazon.com/Martins-Permethrin-10-32oz-Quart/dp/B00061MSS0?ie=UTF8&keywords=permethrin&qid=1462134662&ref_=sr_1_5&sr=8-5
    It is 10% so I dilute it to a .5% solution. ...
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    I use this same pattern. Works well.

    I use this same pattern. Works well.
  6. I can't imagine anything colder to wear than...

    I can't imagine anything colder to wear than Jeans. Try a simple base layer and loose fitting wool socks. You will be amazed at the difference. Good work, I have several of those quilts and will...
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    I started with a sleeping bag, for about 4 years,...

    I started with a sleeping bag, for about 4 years, moved to a tq and would never go back to a sleeping bag, or a pad rather than an uq. A pad got me started. I paddle a lot, canoes specifically. ...
  8. There may be times when distance between trees or...

    There may be times when distance between trees or other circumstances may make for a tight ridgeline. I have had it happen. Most times not so, yet I want my ridgeline to be able to withstand the...
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    There's a great book of adventures like this and...

    There's a great book of adventures like this and it begins with "No s**t, there I was......" I can't recall the exact title. This sounds like one of those moments. A story for the many fires in the...
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    I use 35 ft. in Michigan, seems to work well. I...

    I use 35 ft. in Michigan, seems to work well. I always carry extra lengths of zing it in 12 ft. lengths for additional tie outs, ridgeline, whatever I might need. Handy little things they are.
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    I use a bear vault, don't have to worry about...

    I use a bear vault, don't have to worry about mice, racoons, and other larger critters. One less thing to be concerned about. Sleep comes easy.
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    Great post. Reflects character.

    Great post. Reflects character.
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    I am in. Thanks for the opportunity.

    I am in. Thanks for the opportunity.
  14. Sounds like some great ideas. I am looking for a...

    Sounds like some great ideas. I am looking for a large tarp for groups I host on river trips. A website would really help me give it thought. The whole key to business is to be able to replicate...
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    I go sans tarp every time I think I can get away...

    I go sans tarp every time I think I can get away with it. I feel most secure when my field of vision is maximized. Especially if I think I might encounter critters. I also just love the openness. ...
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    Seems it would take minimal effort either through...

    Seems it would take minimal effort either through the hanging rig or a few clips to integrate the 2 and experiment. I think there are times when I would want them independent. Have some warm window...
  17. Thread: UGQ or HG?

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    It is funny how these A vs. B threads always...

    It is funny how these A vs. B threads always seems to indicate that A and B are wonderful products. And then there is mention of C,D, etc. Also all wonderful products. A little time spent here...
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    I use a 20 year round in Michigan. Really hot...

    I use a 20 year round in Michigan. Really hot nights here, are also usually really humid. When those strike, I get rid of under and over, pour a little water over me and get the hammock damp under...
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    We recently purchased a new high tech clothes...

    We recently purchased a new high tech clothes dryer that has a steam sterilize option. It really rejuvenates down and takes away any funky odors. Everything comes out super fluffed, clean and fresh...
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    I have both tarps, or I should say my wife does....

    I have both tarps, or I should say my wife does. :) They are both fine tarps. Her WD is 12 ft. and is cavernous. She loves it. I am partial to neither. I would feel very good about being in the...
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    You know you need more than one more. :) Go for...

    You know you need more than one more. :) Go for it. I keep thinking I am done and another pops into the "need" category. Now I have my eyes on a new internal frame pack after a great 4 day trip...
  22. Thread: 40 mph gusts

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    That made me chuckle, glad you had backup. ...

    That made me chuckle, glad you had backup. Backyard is a great place to test gear. I slept in my woods at -14 degrees. Was glad to know I wasn't far from plan B.
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    Gotta say I have used a diamond claytor for 8...

    Gotta say I have used a diamond claytor for 8 years and never had an issue. I love the simplicity and sometimes have to bring it down close when it is nasty but when I want minimalist effort and...
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    Haven't been by the site for a long time. Nice...

    Haven't been by the site for a long time. Nice to see your pics and fire Bill. You live in a beautiful place. I could feel the warmth, smell the burn and hear the crackle. The pitter patter of...
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    Haven't dropped by in a while, good to see your...

    Haven't dropped by in a while, good to see your vid Shug. I have one of those lights and use it constantly, light weight, easily rechargeable with just a little daylight. Great vid, sometimes the...
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    Enter me in the give away. Thanks.

    Enter me in the give away. Thanks.
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  43. 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...
  47. Thread: Overkill?

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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...
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