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    FS: Is this the newest version with the frame that...

    Is this the newest version with the frame that fits into the belt (or something along those lines?)
  2. What's the Current Top Science on Light(er) Suspensions?

    I have tried speed hooks with Kevlar huggers and amsteel lines; the hooks wear the amsteel (I'm 220). This suspension is on a nice Hammeck built to order of light stuff, but I find my good old BB...
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    Thinlight Hammock Pad

    Anyone try one of these new Gossamer Gear pads? I searched here but did not discover any reference to this product.

    http://gossamergear.com/thinlight-hammock-pad.html

    description:

    For...
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    Cellular Blinds material, potential?

    Replaced some cellular blinds yesterday. Kept the biggest (49") after cutting off the top and bottom holder bar thingies on the off chance the material might have some utility in a DIY project.
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  5. FS: Sorry, I did not mean to imply otherwise, but...

    Sorry, I did not mean to imply otherwise, but thought people might want to know that even with lines, this cool tarp is a mere 8.3 oz ;)
  6. FS: FYI the video for the tarp says with lines 8.3 oz.

    FYI the video for the tarp says with lines 8.3 oz.
  7. FS: Picture? Picture? (Just one "Picture?" is too...

    Picture? Picture? (Just one "Picture?" is too short, apparently....)
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    I have speed hooks on my most-light hiking long...

    I have speed hooks on my most-light hiking long distance hammock--and they are chewing the amsteel. I'm 215 lbs, and from what I'm reading weight seems to be a key factor in chewing/non-chewing. YMMV.
  9. Nice little run!

    Nice little run!
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    Sweet! I've mostly done the Kittatiny (sp) Ridge,...

    Sweet! I've mostly done the Kittatiny (sp) Ridge, the AT mostly on the NJ side, not the river side. Where's this?
  11. Stats? Weight, for example? Suspension? That...

    Stats? Weight, for example? Suspension?

    That pad sleeve looks tasty from, say, a thru-hiker viewpoint; simplifies pad usage, and a pad is handy for those times one uses (or has to use) a...
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    a quick look on amazon (search "keychain...

    a quick look on amazon (search "keychain flashlight") reveals the same folks offer this light in blue, red, etc. very interesting!
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    FS: weight? looks like a nice little DIY project!

    weight? looks like a nice little DIY project!
  14. FS: Awesome mathness, and more awesome practicality....

    Awesome mathness, and more awesome practicality. Thanks!

    I'll take the compression sack!
  15. FS: what's the uncompressed volume on the REI stuff...

    what's the uncompressed volume on the REI stuff sack?
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    do you have a pic where you're on the diagonal...

    do you have a pic where you're on the diagonal here? looks like an interesting design!
  17. Good'n. Next time I'm up north and looking around...

    Good'n. Next time I'm up north and looking around for some trail, I'll remember your excellent report!
  18. Yoda is hammocking, just added an UQ to her...

    Yoda is hammocking, just added an UQ to her equipment. Hanging is so little a problem it hardly ever comes up. She just entered the Whites, btw.

    http://5millionstepswithkatie.blogspot.com/
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    Enter me in the giveaway, and many thanks. Always...

    Enter me in the giveaway, and many thanks. Always people out there who need but a hammock to be brought into the cul---err, way of life of the Hammock.
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    Just did three nights on North Manitou island in...

    Just did three nights on North Manitou island in Lake Michigan. Had clear forecasts so didn't string the tarp up even in snakeskin mode. But usually, yeah, up the tarp goes, pref. in porch mode.
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    Well hanged. Hung. Hunged. Hangered. Strung up....

    Well hanged. Hung. Hunged. Hangered. Strung up. And hear hear on the super tarp. A min tarp is great until that one time you're in the middle of nowhere and 30mph winds make one regret the lack of...
  22. Beeping? I was in Lake Ann, Michigan, for the...

    Beeping?

    I was in Lake Ann, Michigan, for the recent storm (very near Traverse City, which is my home town). The hail was a nice touch. I had been hanging at an empty lot a few doors down from the...
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    A single-layer 1.6 weight fabric will do the...

    A single-layer 1.6 weight fabric will do the trick when it comes to the hammock--but where you will need to see the weight savings will be in the suspension. Look at kevlar straps and whoopies...
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    Stuff in compactor back; I sometimes then fold...

    Stuff in compactor back; I sometimes then fold the bag and pack other stuff in on top (no rain expected, no second bag; rain expected, second compactor bag) or just stick other stuff in there until I...
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    Find the Hammeck

    See this trip report:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/113237-Circumambulation-North-Manitou-Island-(Michigan)

    click on the pictures and play "find the Hammeck"
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    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet!

    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet!
  27. Glad you liked them! Now if someone here...

    Glad you liked them! Now if someone here recognizes the trees in photo 15 and chimes in....
  28. Circumambulation North Manitou Island (Michigan)

    Folks,

    45 pictures: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hb783psq0xjy13l/AAC2LteWr5Eo-V-V2CVKxOMPa?dl=0

    Planned Monday through Friday walk-around North Manitou Island. Crossed over via the ferry out of...
  29. All sorts of things will depend on your personal...

    All sorts of things will depend on your personal preferences--the stock advice here is to find a group hang and try things out--but to get you started I suggest you consider a 1.1/oz fabric. Since...
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    Cute tarps, I'm in, and thanks!

    Cute tarps, I'm in, and thanks!
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    Where is this? I went back to the original post...

    Where is this? I went back to the original post and didn't see the location there either....
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    111953 One Tarp to Rule them All and in Out of...

    111953

    One Tarp to Rule them All and in Out of the Rain, Find it really dry.

    Supertarp in use, AT mile 1000.5.

    I tie the doors to each other when not needed.
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    Lets have fun hypothetical mental activity: ...

    Lets have fun hypothetical mental activity:

    All things being equal, hammocks, being more fiddly than tents, take longer.

    ALL THINGS. Individual experience. Ground. Weather.

    Of course, all...
  34. Sweet! Did a week or something there in the late...

    Sweet! Did a week or something there in the late 1980's....
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    Looking good, Doogie!

    Looking good, Doogie!
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    Derek's book is invaluable and I still go back to...

    Derek's book is invaluable and I still go back to it from time to time to freshen up. Great illustrations.

    As for Dutch, anyone who's been to a MAHHA knows the giant heart that lurks in that...
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    FS: I'll take it and thanks

    I'll take it and thanks
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    FS: To help others consider (I'm tempted, but may...

    To help others consider (I'm tempted, but may suffer spousacide if I buy this): Paypal, shipped CONUS, etc?
  39. FS: Sting me! Hook me. Hooksting. Stinghook. Some...

    Sting me! Hook me. Hooksting. Stinghook. Some joke in here involving a musician, but I can't quite come up with it. Thanks for the opportunity!
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    FS: When was this new? (HG changed features at some...

    When was this new? (HG changed features at some point.) Smoke-free home?
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    Quick hang over the "Roaring Brook" Sourland...

    Quick hang over the "Roaring Brook" Sourland Mountain in NJ (that's "mountain" to anyone out west, from New Hampshire, etc.)110515
  42. Just thinking my 30f topquilt is too dang hot in...

    Just thinking my 30f topquilt is too dang hot in the summer :)

    Here in these United States, here in America as we say, people have the right to seek greatness in ourselves and in others. The right...
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    109309 109310 Musconetcong River next to...

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    Musconetcong River next to hammock and view from hammock; little loop hike I did today, Point Mtn ("Mtn"--this is NJ), ended up back next to the river for lunch and a nap.
  44. FS: Sold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  45. Super lovely. Added to my list. And I'm from TC...

    Super lovely. Added to my list. And I'm from TC (Traverse City to you non-Michiganders) originally, so just gotta do this sometime. Thanks!
  46. FS: Gossamer Gear G4 Backpack, Large, Large Hip Belt, 2x HB pockets

    One Gossamer Gear produced G4 model Backpack, large size. With large hip belt and two hip belt pockets. As shown in photo. Does NOT include the pad that goes in there to stiffen it up (a bit). I...
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    that is a nice light one :) tx,

    that is a nice light one :) tx,
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    So where did you bury the dog? (kidding,...

    So where did you bury the dog?


    (kidding, kidding...)
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    Great vids. How much does your 1.6SL weigh...

    Great vids. How much does your 1.6SL weigh including that spiffy new kevlar and whoopie suspension?
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    This report will do. Not sure why I thought you...

    This report will do. Not sure why I thought you guys hoofed it to Trail Days.
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