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    Type in Western Uplands and/or Algonquin here or...

    Type in Western Uplands and/or Algonquin here or on YouTube to get all sorts of information. I think Joe Robinet and his buddy Kyle did the trip in summer and winter a few years back.
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    Give it some time, there's an army of hangers...

    Give it some time, there's an army of hangers that hike the trails of Algonquin. I'm a paddler myself, but I know there are a number of excellent hikes to be done in the park. Maybe one day, when...
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    Critters "Heed no nightly noises! For nothing...

    Critters

    "Heed no nightly noises! For nothing passes door and window here save moonlight and starlight and the wind off the hill-top"

    I've always figured that anything wanting to take a bite...
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    How about this more family friendly version... ...

    How about this more family friendly version...

    S - Shelter (Tarp ridge-line with tarp in snakeskins clipped on and deployed if necessary)
    H - Hammock and Suspension (Bishop bag style from one end...
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    T: Tarp ridgeline with prusiks already in place...

    T: Tarp ridgeline with prusiks already in place to gauge spacing followed by clipping on tarp in snakeskin (Deploy if raining)
    H: Hammock (Bishopbag one end to the other)
    I: Insulation/Quilts...
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    Man dies after branch falls on him in Trinity...

    Man dies after branch falls on him in Trinity Bellwoods Park


    We had something similar happen here recently in Toronto. Nothing he could've done; just plain old bad luck. My sympathies go out...
  7. I suspect that Fronkey will turn up on the forums...

    I suspect that Fronkey will turn up on the forums when he's ready to say something. If he's keeping quiet, then he's got his own reasons and that's good enough for me. All of this discussion,...
  8. Isn't a dutch shoe a clog? New Dutch Clogs...

    Isn't a dutch shoe a clog? New Dutch Clogs coming out in the near future?
  9. That's true! Fronkey's quite the character. ...

    That's true! Fronkey's quite the character. Maybe married life has slowed him down some.

    One of my favorite scenes from his videos was the one in Yosemite where Fronkey was explaining that they...
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    Respect carolinasbackpacker...

    Respect carolinasbackpacker. You've got my respect and I'm glad you're on the mend.
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    I lived on a relatively small island in the...

    I lived on a relatively small island in the Caribbean for about 6 years back in the late 80's early 90's.

    Instead of drinking my weekends away like most of my friends, I used to do a lot of...
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    Hi Skylara, Welcome to the forums from sunny...

    Hi Skylara,

    Welcome to the forums from sunny Toronto!

    Lots of great people here. Like Gunner said, you might want to consider keeping your eyes open for a group hang in your area. It's a...
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    Spent summers as a boy in Yellow Springs. Does...

    Spent summers as a boy in Yellow Springs. Does that qualify me as a honorary Ohio'ian?
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    Welcome to the forums from Toronto! You're...

    Welcome to the forums from Toronto!

    You're lucky you found a spot. This winter another chap used a tipi during some winter camping and they got several days of freezing rain. In the end his tipi...
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    Thanks Bubba, that was a fantastic trip report! ...

    Thanks Bubba, that was a fantastic trip report! I feel like I almost have to air out the woodsmoke from my desk here at work!

    I'm glad to see some of the lads braved the icy waters; nothing like...
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    Really nice pictures Bonnet; looks like the...

    Really nice pictures Bonnet; looks like the weather was perfect.

    What a great bunch of hammock outfits as well. I really like the bug tarp in photo 022. I bet that was a Godsend when the...
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    Hi everyone, Before everyone started heading...

    Hi everyone,

    Before everyone started heading into the Park, I just wanted to give the old timers a nod and wish those friends I haven't met yet good luck and happy paddling.

    Safety first and...
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    Shake, Skin, Stuffsack on outside of pocket of...

    Shake, Skin, Stuffsack on outside of pocket of pack. I like to keep my tarp protected as much as possible from any thorns, sharp sticks or eagle attacks.
  19. I've had some issues with my right knee and have...

    I've had some issues with my right knee and have found that a stuffsack containing a rolled sweater/clothes/slab of bacon placed under the knee does the trick.

    Disclaimer: Seriously; ignore the...
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    Unless I'm mistaken, you should be able to Google...

    Unless I'm mistaken, you should be able to Google driving directions to Kearney Ontario where the Rain Lake Park office resides.

    Drive up the highway until you see the french-fry truck with the...
  21. I hope he doesn't get in trouble with the...

    I hope he doesn't get in trouble with the authorities for damaging park foliage on the way down (I don't think you get off the hook if you damage them from above) and travelling off of prescribed...
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    Well, you've got a surprising amount of...

    Well, you've got a surprising amount of freeboard. Looks like you're set.

    Very cool.
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    LuvmyBonnet's got a point. Worst comes to worst,...

    LuvmyBonnet's got a point. Worst comes to worst, since you guys aren't portaging, I think the going rate for throwing your pack into someone else's canoe is a bottle of Baileys and not the tiny...
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    As you say Bubba, we've almost always been on...

    As you say Bubba, we've almost always been on interior lakes and Rain's a little different. As Quiet pointed out earlier, camping on an access lake makes it much more likely that you'll come under...
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    The dangers of stacked hammocks at a beer tasting...

    The dangers of stacked hammocks at a beer tasting festival!

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/4/5/2/6/hammock-stack2.jpg

    One more reason why you want to be sure to bring the longest...
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    Generally finding nine hanging spots in Algonquin...

    Generally finding nine hanging spots in Algonquin isn't much of a problem as people don't need flat spots and there's no lack of trees. It's not unusual for hammocks to be well out of sight of each...
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    129280 Exciting times... Mountain Trout House's...

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    Exciting times... Mountain Trout House's webcam in Dorset shows that the ice went out over the weekend! Doesn't mean Algonquin's ice free yet, but it's a good sign!
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    Ya, by wedge I meant rectangular. I should've...

    Ya, by wedge I meant rectangular. I should've been clearer.

    I dove in pad first and decided to go with underquilts in the middle of a cold spring night in Algonquin. For what it's worth, just...
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    Hi Keever86, Nice looking rig. Nothing nicer...

    Hi Keever86,

    Nice looking rig. Nothing nicer than a forest in the autumn. Beautiful.

    As you probably know, May in Algonquin might still be chilly, so make sure you have your underpad or...
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    Hello and welcome to the forums from a fellow...

    Hello and welcome to the forums from a fellow Torontonian!

    These forums are a fantastic resource for all things hammock camping. There's a bunch of hangers in Toronto and southern Ontario in...
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    Hi everyone, Looks like you guys have a fine...

    Hi everyone,

    Looks like you guys have a fine trip planned and it's nice to see the new faces. Unfortunately I won't be able to join you on this outing, but that's the way it goes. I'll be with...
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    https://pitofultimatedarkshadows.files.wordpress.c...

    https://pitofultimatedarkshadows.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/guidelines.jpg
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    Hi Packrat69. You're in luck. There's a great...

    Hi Packrat69. You're in luck. There's a great group of hangers in Ontario and thereabouts that go by the name of the EGL (Eastern Great Lakes). We do at least a couple of canoe trips each year, a...
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    Hi HammockCanoe, Welcome from Toronto! If...

    Hi HammockCanoe,

    Welcome from Toronto!

    If you're able to make your way towards Eastern Ontario now and again, we have a pretty active group of folks (going by the name EGL (Eastern Great Lakes)...
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    Makes me feel like a sissy for hanging at a...

    Makes me feel like a sissy for hanging at a dizzying two feet above a soft forest floor!
  36. Congrats on the new job!! Ahh Bon Echo.... ...

    Congrats on the new job!!

    Ahh Bon Echo.... Late pickup, failed curried mutton and a lost knife. Things could only get better from there!!! And they sure did!

    I'm sure we'll be seeing you...
  37. I couldn't be out there for as long as I wanted,...

    I couldn't be out there for as long as I wanted, but I had a great time nonetheless. Here's the link to the Trip Report
  38. Unless they left early, Jiblets and Quiet are...

    Unless they left early, Jiblets and Quiet are there Friday night leaving Saturday morning. Also, I can't speak for Iguana but I believe he's not heading up.
  39. I bet that he sleeps in a tent as well! Oh...

    I bet that he sleeps in a tent as well!

    Oh well, We'll see you in the spring.
  40. Awesome!!

    Awesome!!
  41. Hi all, Update: Judging by Bob's Spot device,...

    Hi all,

    Update: Judging by Bob's Spot device, it looks like the lads have made the ascent to the Crack today! It was actually kind of cool to track their progress real-time. Creepy, but cool.
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  42. Trip Report can be found here...

    Trip Report can be found here
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    EGL Winter Hang 2016 - Winter is Here!

    The "Winter is Here" Hang in Killarney Ontario

    For reasons beyond my control, I wasn't able to join the guys for the weekend, but here are some pics of them setting off. I'm definitely jealous.
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  44. FYI HWY69\400 North of Parry Sound closed due to...

    FYI HWY69\400 North of Parry Sound closed due to accident. Not sure when it'll reopen. Rerouting up through North Bay. Fun fun.
  45. Crap

    Crap
  46. Hi gang, Let's rendezvous at around noon at...

    Hi gang,

    Let's rendezvous at around noon at the Crack trail carpark and then head in to the area around campsite H50. Remember we'll need permits.

    Let's get keep in touch on the road up.
  47. That's terrible news! I hope he's ok. I'll keep...

    That's terrible news! I hope he's ok. I'll keep you guys in my thoughts and hope the lad has a speedy recovery.
  48. That's too bad TZBrown. Maybe we'll see you in...

    That's too bad TZBrown. Maybe we'll see you in the spring. Definitely count on a photo or two.
  49. Excellent. Are you guys brings a standard...

    Excellent. Are you guys brings a standard assortment of sharps?
  50. That's good to know Bob. Will you be setting up...

    That's good to know Bob. Will you be setting up your emergency messaging for a Canadian contact or your UK one? If the former, I'm sure we can find a responsible person to keep tabs on us and call...
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