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  1. I've missed a few, hope I can make it this year.

    I've missed a few, hope I can make it this year.
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    Poll: This thread is really old, look for my post...

    This thread is really old, look for my post earlier (#124) to this for requirements that were created a while ago. Remember this is NOT a BSA badge, it's just for fun.
  3. Going to miss this one. This is the only weekend...

    Going to miss this one. This is the only weekend that both kids are home on fall break. Someone take a nap for me. See you in the spring (hopefully).
  4. Hoping to keep my steak of MAHHA's going.

    Hoping to keep my steak of MAHHA's going.
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    I like the hike along the AT from Caledonia SP to...

    I like the hike along the AT from Caledonia SP to Pine Grove Furnace SP. A bit of a climb the first night to the Quarry Gap shelter, but it's only a mile or two. Then a leisurely hike to Tom's Run...
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    Thanks

    Thanks
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    That is a bit of a story. Last year at fall MAHHA...

    That is a bit of a story. Last year at fall MAHHA I arrived fairly early on Friday morning and while I was setting up, I went over to the dumpster to throw out my trash from backpacking in, and when...
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    Finally finished my Pole Mod video

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  9. I will be there tomorrow after work and a stop at...

    I will be there tomorrow after work and a stop at the Molly Pitcher Brewing Company for dinner. Looking at the weather I may pack up Saturday while my gear is dry and bug out after all of the...
  10. Is anyone planning on a pre or post MAHHA hike....

    Is anyone planning on a pre or post MAHHA hike. Right now I'm thinking about trying some of the other trails (non- AT) in Michaux State Forest
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    There is always a fire ban from March 1st to May...

    There is always a fire ban from March 1st to May 25th in state forests. It may be extended to start earlier due to the warm and dry winter. I couldn't find anything online, but any fire bans are...
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    Hmm, the site I found had No. 36 coming in at...

    Hmm, the site I found had No. 36 coming in at 1.68 mm (0.067") That's a big difference.

    http://www.thethreadexchange.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=bank-line-cordage-information
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    Question on line sizes

    Hey Dutch (or a Dutch Elf),

    I just got a comment on one of my videos asking "Do you know if the Dutchware gear will work with #36 bankline?". I'm not very familiar with bankline, does anyone here...
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    There is no real hiking into the 501 shelter...

    There is no real hiking into the 501 shelter area...maybe 100 yards tops! You can have pizza delivered to the shelter.
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    Getting to AT from Philly area: Take PA turnpike...

    Getting to AT from Philly area:
    Take PA turnpike (76) west to Exit 298 (Morgantown) this will dump you onto 176 North
    Take 176 North until the end and merge onto 422 West (alternative would be to...
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    What part of the trail are you trying to access....

    What part of the trail are you trying to access. I can help with 501, 183, Hertlein Campsite and other areas of PA....just shoot me a PM
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    My videos are more about the hike in since when I...

    My videos are more about the hike in since when I get there I'm too busy talking to remember (or want) to film.
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    Welcome from Berks County PA. Hope to see you at...

    Welcome from Berks County PA. Hope to see you at MAHHA. I'm a scoutmaster and addicted to DIY. Switching to sleeping in a hammock means that I can easily keep up with the boys (they have trouble...
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    Patching ember hole in Xenon tarp

    I noticed a 1mm hole in my Xenon hex tarp. Any ideas on how to patch? I might be able to fill it with a dab of silicon, or slather up a 1/2 inch patch of fabric, or some tape. . . . What do people...
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    I have a channel. Link in my signature. Mostly...

    I have a channel. Link in my signature. Mostly DIY stuff and some trip reports from the PA area.
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    Straight stitch, medium length. I never iron any...

    Straight stitch, medium length. I never iron any nylon/polyester fabrics. Just fold and go (pin or clip if you feel the need, but I don't).
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    Here is my video of the trip, mostly my...

    Here is my video of the trip, mostly my backpacking the day before, but a little of MAHHA breakfast at the end of the video.

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  23. Correct, I changed out the single continuous loop...

    Correct, I changed out the single continuous loop of shock cord for 2 separate zing-it & shock cord pieces with mitten hooks on each end.

    I cannot deal with non-breathable insulation in my...
  24. I have stacked a 3/4 and a 7/8 UQ before (at 5'9"...

    I have stacked a 3/4 and a 7/8 UQ before (at 5'9" a 7/8 quilt is full length for me). I did have to change the suspension so that it would not compress the inside quilt. I kept the 3/4 on the...
  25. Any gaps will be cold spots. An underquilt that...

    Any gaps will be cold spots. An underquilt that you purchase has some special construction. Probably the most important (especially for colder weather) is that it has a differential cut. What that...
  26. Ok Dutch, I grabbed the stove and griddle from...

    Ok Dutch, I grabbed the stove and griddle from the troop, will you have a propane tank or do I need to bring that too.
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    Dutch, Do you still need a griddle. I have...

    Dutch,

    Do you still need a griddle. I have access to a Camp Chef stove with a griddle that covers half of the stove. Let me know if you want me to grab it tonight. (Heading out tomorrow morning...
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    Double check I think the hostel might be closed...

    Double check I think the hostel might be closed for the season.

    I missed this thread, I had posted on my wish to hike the Penn Mar to Caledonia section and got no replies, but then a few days ago...
  29. Thread: Benefits?

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    One of the reasons that I prefer the donating...

    One of the reasons that I prefer the donating members sections is that I trust the info in the DM area much more than just random internet information.
  30. Thread: Benefits?

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    There are 12 additional forums that you will have...

    There are 12 additional forums that you will have access to. The best in my opinion is the Camp Kitchen area where there are discussions on recipes, cook sets, water filtration, there are also a...
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    Nice report. I need to make it over to the Dolly...

    Nice report. I need to make it over to the Dolly Sods someday.
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    Thanks I did! It took forever to upload...

    Thanks



    I did! It took forever to upload the video from the camera. It was about 15 to 20 minutes of me napping.
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    I didn't fully understand them either, but I knew...

    I didn't fully understand them either, but I knew you were excited about it, so I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did; now to get out in the piney woods with it.
  34. Thread: Hammock-eez

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    Probably the best way to start is by watching...

    Probably the best way to start is by watching Shug's videos on hammocking for beginners. There is a link on the Hammock Forums home page. There is a lot of good information and entertainment in his...
  35. I never liked the coverage of the old school...

    I never liked the coverage of the old school (normal width fabric) asym tarp, but this has really got possibilities. I'll probably break down and buy some fabric to play with. I'm not sure I want a...
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    It is, I had to cut a huge part of the video....

    It is, I had to cut a huge part of the video. After I finished talking it took me 10 minutes to force myself to get out and shut the camera off.
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    Single width. There are a few threads on...

    Single width. There are a few threads on attaching bug nets, basically you sew the zipper onto the hammock, set up the hammock and stake out the pullouts tight, drape the bugnet material over the...
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    Thanks, it is really nice. I have not had a lot...

    Thanks, it is really nice. I have not had a lot of luck with solid covers....I generate a lot of moisture, so I think I may make a cover with a small vent that I can leave open.

    Thanks, and...
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    My new hammock - thanks Dutch

    I wasn't sure if I should post here or in the Other Vendors area since it was made with supplies from MakeYourGear (Dutch's other site).

    I'm really liking the material and the zippers.

    ...
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    Thanks, I saw it was there when I checked from my...

    Thanks, I saw it was there when I checked from my phone. I figured it was a new block at work since I saw a bunch of other embedded videos were not showing up either. I guess I'll use your method...
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    Make Your Gear Hammock with removable bugnet

    I made a hammock out of Dutch's Hexon 1.0 and his patent pending removable zippers

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    I'm not sure if the embedded video is working - it's showing a blank window in the preview.
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    Thinking about hiking in again, but this time I...

    Thinking about hiking in again, but this time I would like to do the PenMar to Caledonia (or maybe all the way to PGFSP) Looking for a ride down to PenMar retrieve my car on Friday late morning/early...
  43. Thread: Shutout in Mass

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    I remember my early days of scouts sleeping in...

    I remember my early days of scouts sleeping in one of those. They were called pup tents :)
  44. Thread: 2Q's tree table

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    Just re-stumbled across this thread and saw that...

    Just re-stumbled across this thread and saw that my video wasn't here, just me wishing for one.
    I got one and love it.

    3kOhdayJXoM
  45. Thread: Tarp advice

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    DIY Gear Supply has some simple plans on their...

    DIY Gear Supply has some simple plans on their site: http://diygearsupply.com/diy-guides/tarps/
  46. Thread: Tarp advice

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    Here is a video I made on making a hex tarp. If...

    Here is a video I made on making a hex tarp. If you use the new Sil Polyester fabrics (I used Dutch's Xenon) you don't need to make much of a cat cut (if at all, but I like the looks of it like you)....
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    Hopefully all the trees will remain standing over...

    Hopefully all the trees will remain standing over the weekend this year. At least those that Dutch is set up on.
  48. Hey Dutch, this looks cool. BTW, you missed a...

    Hey Dutch, this looks cool. BTW, you missed a word in the description on the MakeYourGear site. I think you missed the word 'less' in this sentence between 'weighs' and 'than'

    The key features of...
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    Unfortunately no. Working 9 hours/day with an...

    Unfortunately no. Working 9 hours/day with an hour commute each way, scoutmaster planning for summer camp, 4 day mini vacation (at least I got some hammock time), and being the main worker on my...
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    Thanks, I realized that real time on the full...

    Thanks, I realized that real time on the full seam would not be easy to follow (even sped up). I'm glad the editing is worth it, because I don't really enjoy it. The tarp has been done for almost a...
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