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    Sweet.....

    Sweet.....
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    Article in the Indianapolis Star

    The Indy Star interviewed me last week for an article on Hammock Camping. I think it turned out pretty good.

    http://www.indystar.com/article/20120517/LOCAL18/205170323
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    People have been asking me about the term "Risk...

    People have been asking me about the term "Risk Assessment". It's something all of us do all of the time.... we just don't realize it, or make it a conscious thing.

    When I pull up behind a car...
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    O.K. ....... Here we go....... This is going to...

    O.K. ....... Here we go....... This is going to make my story that much more pathetic, and a "You should know better" situation..... Ready..... Here we go...

    I've been to the best Swift Water...
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    Self Rescue Equipment That I Wish I Had....

    This is a response to a personal message I received from Bluejeans. I'm going to paste the message here:

    "Been in the Deam for last 20 years and familiar with the ground you were discussing.
    ...
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    Thanks again everyone for your positive replies. ...

    Thanks again everyone for your positive replies. I'm glad we can learn from my mistakes...
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    VIDEO: New Grand Trunk Suspension

    I'm loving the new suspension setup from AHE.... Whoopie!!!!

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    Thanks everyone for their positive comments. I've...

    Thanks everyone for their positive comments. I've already started to research a new PFD that has lots of pockets, Spot messengers, VHF, and other survival products. I guess in my head I'm not quite...
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    VIDEO: Close to Dead

    My overnight hang turned into a nightmare last weekend. My friend and I were lucky to escape with our lives.......

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    Solo can be fun, but to be honest, it can be...

    Solo can be fun, but to be honest, it can be extremely boring as well. after dinner is made, and I'm sitting by the fire, all I'm doing is waiting to fall asleep. No one to talk to about the day's...
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    I'm loving my MSR Groundhogs..... I haven't had...

    I'm loving my MSR Groundhogs..... I haven't had one problem yet with them. I'm very hard on my equipment, and I should have bent some up by now, but I haven't.

    WSHC-QJAFAA
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    AHE just sent me my Whoopie Slings and Tree...

    AHE just sent me my Whoopie Slings and Tree Straps..... Tomorrow I hang.....
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    I'm 6'0".....

    I'm 6'0".....
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    VIDEO: GTSBP First Impressions

    A new hammock to have some fun with....

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    Enjoy!
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    Well I picked up the SBP from my supplier today. ...

    Well I picked up the SBP from my supplier today. Your right, it's heavy, but I'm pleased with the fit and finish so far. I've pulled it out and looked at the stitching and it looks good. I'll hang...
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    Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro

    I've just ordered a GTSBP. I was originally going to order the UL, but when I called, and my supplier talked to the distributer, they recommended the Pro.
    He said that gaining a foot of length,...
  17. Thread: Video: Lost!

    by Arson
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    Video: Lost!

    I got lost on a day hike. The trail I was following ran out and I realized I had gotten onto a game trail. It was a minor setback to an otherwise lovely walk.

    No matter your skill level, when...
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    VIDEO: The Hennessy Hammock

    I was lucky enough to be able to borrow a Hennessy Expedition and try it out. It is a comfortable hammock even though it was a little small for me. With the holiday sale at Hennessy going on, I was...
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    Thanks for all the support on the hammock...

    Thanks for all the support on the hammock problems I've been having. I've borrowed a Hennessy Explorer and have been trying it out. I like it more than my ENO. It is stiffer, and doesn't "evelope"...
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    Thanks everybody. Missing you guys has made me...

    Thanks everybody. Missing you guys has made me start looking again at different hammocks. I can hang all day long in total comfort. Maybe with some more looking I can find something I can also...
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    I miss you........

    Sometimes it tough being me. A few years ago I thought I would never sleep on the ground again. I found hammock camping, and knew it was for me. It made so much sense. I ran out and purchased,...
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    Thanks everyone, but the items have been sold.

    Thanks everyone, but the items have been sold.
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    No, these items did not sell yet. I'm selling...

    No, these items did not sell yet. I'm selling them as a package. If, after a few days, there is not any interest in a package deal I will consider separating the items if people are still...
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    SOLD: Eno Stuff for sale

    I have an ENO Doublenest with Amsteel suspension and cinch rings.
    An ENO Ember underquilt
    An ENO Guardian Bug net. One of the clips on top is broken.
    All items are in good condition.

    $125 for...
  25. Thread: VIDEO: Year One

    by Arson
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    VIDEO: Year One

    Hey everyone. I wanted to say thanks for making this a great year. It's been one year since I started my Youtube channel dedicated to gear and reviews. I have posted many of them here on this...
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    My wife is a quarter Chinese and the quality...

    My wife is a quarter Chinese and the quality SUCKS! Just kidding baby, I loooove you.....kiss, kiss.
    Brandon, My next hammock is going to be a WBBB. If I end up on the ground in the middle of the...
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    Thanks everyone. You guys are great for my ego.

    Thanks everyone. You guys are great for my ego.
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    They gave me a Backcountry.com Gift Card, a...

    They gave me a Backcountry.com Gift Card, a princeton tec headlamp, some Trailspace swag, Nikwax, Camelback filter bottle, clif bars, and leave no trace tags. I put a hyper-link to the article they...
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    The "Most Helpful Reviewer"

    Trailspace.com Gave me the "Most Helpful Reviewer" award this week in honor of their 20,000th review on their site. They're sending me some prizes and stuff.
    I'm posting this here because I...
  30. Thread: Tarp Tautness

    by Arson
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    Thanks, I am going to order a Hennessy, and I'm...

    Thanks, I am going to order a Hennessy, and I'm curious about the "suspension" set-up. It seems super simple and nice.
  31. Thread: Tarp Tautness

    by Arson
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    Has anyone tried bungee cord between the tarp and...

    Has anyone tried bungee cord between the tarp and the prussik knots that go to the suspension? I like the idea of attaching to the suspension, but I don't want to get a bunch of sag if I do it that...
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    I just got off the phone with Hennessy and they...

    I just got off the phone with Hennessy and they told me NOT to use the Overcover and the zipper mod together. The Undercover will work, but you won't have enough room to get in and out with the...
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    Wow! I definitely picked the right topic for...

    Wow! I definitely picked the right topic for discussion. Keep them coming guys! Your getting me motivated to get out there. Thanks!
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    Thanks for the positive feedback everyone. I'm...

    Thanks for the positive feedback everyone. I'm glad I could motivate some of you to get outside and move.
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    VIDEO: Physical Conditioning for the Trail

    This video falls under the trip planning aspect of hammock camping. Getting all that gear into the woods can be daunting. You need to prepare your body like you do your equipment.

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    VIDEO: MSR Groundhog Stakes

    Here's a look at my new tarp stakes:

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    Enjoy!
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    I am, though I've been taking myself to...

    I am, though I've been taking myself to exhaustion before going to sleep with hiking and fire prep and sleeping pills.:D
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    VIDEO: An Afternoon Hang

    This video is a total waste of time.... My favorite kind of time.:)

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    Enjoy!
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    I just found the bivy alone in my local army...

    I just found the bivy alone in my local army surplus store. They didn't have the sleeping bags that went with it so I got it for $40. It is used, but looks brand new. I really lucked out.
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    Great series of videos. I might have to try out...

    Great series of videos. I might have to try out that area.
  41. They said donations can be made at: Midview...

    They said donations can be made at:

    Midview Baptist Church
    36710 Royalton Rd
    Grafton OH 44044
    *****Jeremy Mohr in the note section****

    He is getting a tracheotomy next week so he can breath...
  42. I don't know. I'll check into it.

    I don't know. I'll check into it.
  43. Here's the link: ...

    Here's the link:

    http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19565
  44. A Freak Hammock Accident Kills 1 And Paralyzes Another.

    I was on BushcraftUSA forum and came across this thread:

    Guy's,
    I just found out that my cousin JD has been in a very freak accident. He was camping with a group of friends in the park. Him and...
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    I have the ember and use a topquilt in...

    I have the ember and use a topquilt in conjunction with it. I can lay diagonal while using the elastic hooks, but only if I use only a couple of hooks in the center. I use more hooks when I'm just...
  46. Thread: Slap Strap Woes

    by Arson
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    I just did a suspension mod to my ENO doublenest...

    I just did a suspension mod to my ENO doublenest using my slap strap pro:

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    Check it out.
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    Yes, a few of my videos aren't available...

    Yes, a few of my videos aren't available everywhere. This video is not available in Germany. I don't know why in Germany, but it isn't. I used a song that was played at my wedding and is...
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    I'm a knot guy, not a chinese finger trap guy. :D

    I'm a knot guy, not a chinese finger trap guy. :D
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    So far it's holding. I'm crossing my fingers and...

    So far it's holding. I'm crossing my fingers and hanging low to the ground.:scared:
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    There is no weld on these rings. I didn't get a...

    There is no weld on these rings. I didn't get a good enough shot of them. I do have some experience with these rings for other projects I have done over the years. They're strong, I promise. ...
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