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    ***YUP*** once in a while. So I get wet... not a...

    ***YUP*** once in a while. So I get wet... not a butter cup!
  2. FS: Do we have a pic or two?

    Do we have a pic or two?
  3. Thanks Guys I appreciate this.

    Thanks Guys I appreciate this.
  4. Jus trying to be helpful cheap "state park" tree straps.

    In a previous thread someone mentioned here on this site about 2" tree straps being acceptable in parks. If I understand this if one drives into a park and there is primitive camping these straps are...
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    Its a shower for the bears - they don't smell as...

    Its a shower for the bears - they don't smell as bad when you hang with them.


    Sorry for the very dry - dry humor!
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    Clearly nobody here has used a titanium wood...

    Clearly nobody here has used a titanium wood stove. So you get a small hole from an "accident" Your tarp was never designed to last forever.
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    Look I have woken to noisy sheep and coughing...

    Look I have woken to noisy sheep and coughing deer... and other critters.

    Bushwacker - Permethrin is not Horseyicide - its Insecticide. It doesn't kill Horses!
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    Look at the guy with the toothy grin.... 131918

    Look at the guy with the toothy grin....

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  9. Frog... go back 1/2 page. No worries. Hmmm...

    Frog... go back 1/2 page. No worries.

    Hmmm what can an owl bring for pot luck... shelter mice?
  10. Is this the same campsite 7-ten miles from the...

    Is this the same campsite 7-ten miles from the parking lot?
  11. Uh there isn't an age limit on Facebook last I...

    Uh there isn't an age limit on Facebook last I looked - arn't you a little old to be callin the young ones out? - Just found my tickle moment...
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    Ok I have an idea... A titanium micro oven for...

    Ok I have an idea... A titanium micro oven for pop tarts and alcohol stoves. Got to get warm pop tarts in the morning - toasted!
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    Uh well that interesting... we have something in...

    Uh well that interesting... we have something in common, a liquid diet doesn't require cooking. Just sharing. I can cook and so can you there are lots of You Tubes showing backpacking cooking......
  14. Not everyone out there myself and others are...

    Not everyone out there myself and others are comfortable with a website. Some are self administered and I noticed Stormcrow over the years are helping him out. I am sure he is doing his best.
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    Please do not subscribe to Tappas Talk, use the...

    Please do not subscribe to Tappas Talk, use the microphone... say what you want and edit.
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    Camo Tarps from Eno available

    Eno is a good manufacture of sil nylon hammocks in some bright colors and styles. So this is a departure for them. Maybe you want a tarp for a wind break or to get out of the rain for lunch... I...
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    My camp chair is my hammock....or a rock

    My camp chair is my hammock....or a rock
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    Hey great concept and the vestibule can be rigged...

    Hey great concept and the vestibule can be rigged into blocking wind when the weather is bad. I would add a 5" drape on three sides for drizzle and light rain.

    I went with this idea pictured...
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    here is a real pic of Olive Drab ...

    here is a real pic of Olive Drab

    http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg275/MarkSwarbrick/HAMMOCK007A_zps100ba97d.jpg
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    http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg275/MarkSwarb...

    http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg275/MarkSwarbrick/concept1.jpg

    Yes every couple of years I look into this... Sil Nylon treated won't hold five color according to Mossy Oak and the others, it...
  21. It wont achieve the desired color. It will be...

    It wont achieve the desired color. It will be lighter. You may have to repeat the process twice and may not turn out well. Can I suggest you sell it and move on...
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    Sticky: I got as far as page four... just sharing adding...

    I got as far as page four... just sharing adding 10 to your bag can also be accomplished with a fleece beanie and or a ski mask.
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    I read the thread carefully, a small nugget of...

    I read the thread carefully, a small nugget of info was left out here. I have spent a few nights in a space blanket.

    Well it needs to be said, Space Blankets might help you for a couple of...
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    Thanks guys I figured out you would know... Now...

    Thanks guys I figured out you would know... Now if I buy it - I guess I need to find someone with a thread injector that can handle it.
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    2 inch straps light and non strech.

    I got this idea in my head to get some 2" wide brown straps or near camo for a few of my hammocks that I still own... I just do not want black... Dutch ideas if possible. Black doesn't happen in...
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    I have tried both. Who would have thought in NJ a...

    I have tried both. Who would have thought in NJ a 50 MPH wind would have crossed a ridge in Delaware Water Gap at night in May dropping temps to feel like freezing. 1 extra pound I would have had...
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    What is that a baby raccoon?

    What is that a baby raccoon?
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    A: Compression. Wool doesn't keep you warm -...

    A: Compression. Wool doesn't keep you warm - Trapped air does. Folks used closed cell foams for a reason - it traps air. Hense R- Value is important. Nothing wrong with a wool blanket on top, but it...
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    Got cuban? need a small piece

    Hi i am looking for a 5x5 scrap for experimenting with, so if you have a left over, I hope to hear from you! thanks ahead.
  30. Well written Gravity. Thanks for the thread.

    Well written Gravity. Thanks for the thread.
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    I have started out with Byers and got eaten alive...

    I have started out with Byers and got eaten alive with mosquitoes.. I agree with Silver Surfer Take it slow and spend some more time with it... Figure out how to afford what you want... don't settle...
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    FS: Hi two tents we met a few years back - I have to...

    Hi two tents we met a few years back - I have to figure out how to pay it forward... I am interested in the top quilt. I might need 24 hours to consult my bank. Can you take $125?
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    Yes I have used NeverWet. I picked up all my old...

    Yes I have used NeverWet. I picked up all my old hiking hats that clearly sucked in rain and hosed them down with the two step process. I gave ample time to dry before reapplication. The weird part...
  34. just go for it no harm done. make your own...

    just go for it no harm done.

    make your own decisions
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    Qwiz XL Ti Stove ...

    Qwiz XL Ti Stove

    http://www.qiwiz.net/stoves.html

    Hands down easy to use easy to light and folds flat weighs nothing.
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    I don't know - FYI he did a high pitch for the...

    I don't know - FYI he did a high pitch for the camera (nothing wrong here) - if you are ever in this as a pinch the pitch must be sides on the ground! knocking wind that gives wind chill is key to...
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    well we have been there, on the trail a hammock...

    well we have been there, on the trail a hammock makes all the differences Part of the solution is sleeping on a diagonal and at 5 degrees elevation and pitching at least 40 feet from others.
  38. post bump gratuitous pic 104019

    post bump gratuitous pic 104019
  39. Hey I read all the posts and I am very happy with...

    Hey I read all the posts and I am very happy with the outcome... Please keep it coming... IF you have better ideas do not hesitate.
  40. great start - yea kind of what I had in mind not...

    great start - yea kind of what I had in mind not sure about the jumping part. might have to do some damage control!. -Thanks
  41. Ideas for a small dog hammock on the ridge line.

    Hi I need a little help I have a Hennessy and just acquired a wonderful Jack Russell Pup for hiking with. Eventually this dog will be about 15 pounds and I was thinking a clip on hammock on the ridge...
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    Awesome.... those kids can't wait to go outside...

    Awesome.... those kids can't wait to go outside...
  43. Don't they stretch and you end up on the frigged...

    Don't they stretch and you end up on the frigged ground? I am asking,,, because I became an Icicle....
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    it degrades the nylon over time - you get holes...

    it degrades the nylon over time - you get holes in it.
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    wow took several years to get here worth the...

    wow took several years to get here worth the weight - someone remind me why PU is important?
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    I am with Mad on this - do not soak spray till...

    I am with Mad on this - do not soak spray till damp with an even coat wear gloves and mask with a exhale valve. - you do not want to inhale this stuff - or have it on your skin.

    You get this on...
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    While storing some back of car camping gear - I...

    While storing some back of car camping gear - I put a full can of Deep Woods Off in a liquid measure cup of poly carbonate about five years ago - Dad bought a full camper and I forgot about it -...
  48. Are those sites still available?

    Are those sites still available?
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    A man's man...

    A man's man...
  50. Just wanted to weigh in (Hi Dutch) Why cannot we...

    Just wanted to weigh in (Hi Dutch) Why cannot we bring a well trained dog.. two years ago a few members did bring some labs and I was curious as to what happened or a probably cause as everyone was...
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