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    I'll probably only use this a couple of times a...

    I'll probably only use this a couple of times a year and after watching that video, a 20% gain in compression may not be worth more than double the price. UP is looking good.

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    Does UP compress as well as down? I'm more...

    Does UP compress as well as down? I'm more concerned with size than weight.


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    Best deals on a Top Quilt

    I'm going to have my pennies saved and will be pulling the trigger on a 20 degree top quit on Monday. I wont need it until mid January so I can wait for it. Who has the best deals out there?

    I'm...
  4. I use a soft shackle.

    I use a soft shackle.
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    I wonder about the durability of inflatable...

    I wonder about the durability of inflatable load-bearing members. I'll stick with my Tensa 4.
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    I fly a lot for business and use an airline card...

    I fly a lot for business and use an airline card to pay for just about everything during business trips. That plus the hotel loyalty programs got me to Hangcon last year along with a hotel room the...
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    You have a few options. As mentioned above,...

    You have a few options. As mentioned above, dogbones are one good one. You can make or buy Whoopie Slings to use as extenders which will make the suspension more flexible.

    First off, you should...
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    Sounds good to me. I'll probably bring the...

    Sounds good to me. I'll probably bring the trailer again for my lovely wife.

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  9. I signed up for this but have had a back injury ...

    I signed up for this but have had a back injury that may keep me home.

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    That's correct. I put s-biners on each end of the...

    That's correct. I put s-biners on each end of the tarp ridge and just slip them over the Tensa tarp extensions. If I was in the trees, I run a ridgeline over my tarp with prusiks that I clip the...
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    I didn't have any shock cord with me at the time...

    I didn't have any shock cord with me at the time and just used some Lash-it that I had spliced with loops on one end and a small clip (kind of plastic alligator clips) on the other. I looped one end...
  12. I just checked my frequent flyer points and it...

    I just checked my frequent flyer points and it looks like I have plenty to be able to come again this year. I'll sign up when I know I can get the time off.
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    Just a general comment regarding the setup. From...

    Just a general comment regarding the setup. From the angle of the tarp extension in the first picture, I would suggest shortening the ridge line of the stand until the extension poles are angled away...
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    Since I'm usually camping out of my kayak weight...

    Since I'm usually camping out of my kayak weight is not as much of a factor for me. I have three tarps now: 12 foot hex, 12 foot winter with doors, and 11 foot hex. I often use a Tensa 4 stand so...
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    I bought the sidecar with my Chameleon before the...

    I bought the sidecar with my Chameleon before the side sling came out. I bought the side sling a few weeks ago and got to try it out at a hang last weekend. I like both. The sidecar is great for...
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    Here it is. It kept me warm and...

    Here it is. It kept me warm and dry.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190914/5af894f0430ab16dc4c652ef70fdd001.jpg

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    I plan to go to the DAR hang and will have it...

    I plan to go to the DAR hang and will have it then if you want to take a look (assuming my back calms down enough).

    I think, like everyone else, I'm constantly trying to perfect my setup. The new...
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    Got to try out my new Cedar Ridge Outdoors winter...

    Got to try out my new Cedar Ridge Outdoors winter Haven tarp this trip. It was awesome. The poles made it a palace. Everything under it was...
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    The tarp just arrived. It will be used for the...

    The tarp just arrived. It will be used for the first time at the Lighthouse and Lobster Hang tonight.

    Thanks Warren and CRO.

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  20. I live in a suburb (North Chelmsford, MA) and...

    I live in a suburb (North Chelmsford, MA) and there are bears, deer, and reported mountain lions in the area. I've found large jaw bones in my backyard. I sleep in the backyard next to the woods...
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    Well, the basics are all safety related. First,...

    Well, the basics are all safety related. First, flotation fore and aft. That can be accomplished with bulkheads or float bags. This makes the boat float horizontally when it's upside down and is...
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    I'll be happy to answer any questions you have...

    I'll be happy to answer any questions you have about longer boats.
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    Sorry, not having any takers until now, the other...

    Sorry, not having any takers until now, the other side of my rack will have a canoe that is going to a girl scout troop. I'm only bringing one kayak.

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    Cedar Ridge Outdoors service

    I met Warren from CRO at last year's Lighthouse and Lobster Hang. The gear he brought was really well made and he seemed like a stand-up guy. I wanted a tarp with doors so I ordered a Winter Refuge...
  25. Are we having a raffle this year? Sent from...

    Are we having a raffle this year?

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    I have an 11 foot hex tarp from OV. It held up...

    I have an 11 foot hex tarp from OV. It held up fine for the past couple of years and remains waterproof. I upgraded to a 12 foot tarp from Dutch and use that more but the OV tarp is fine for me. I...
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    I will be bringing a kayak and can bring a second...

    I will be bringing a kayak and can bring a second one if someone needs it. Just let me know. They are both appropriate for ocean travel at 17 and 15.5 feet. My wife will be coming with me this year...
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    https://youtu.be/CcSJRhZJLiU and part 2...

    https://youtu.be/CcSJRhZJLiU and part 2 https://youtu.be/nSGM1UzwLOY
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    https://youtu.be/CcSJRhZJLiU Sent from my...

    https://youtu.be/CcSJRhZJLiU

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    I went the whole route. I started with daisy...

    I went the whole route. I started with daisy chain straps and carabiners. Then went to dyneema straps with beetle buckles. Then two inch tree straps and whoopie slings. All attached to the CLs on the...
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    No problem as long as the bug net isn't being...

    No problem as long as the bug net isn't being stretched and too tight. You might pop a seam on the zipper. Give it a try.

    I had a Walmart hammock that I added a SRL to. I followed Sarge Vining's...
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    I have a Chameleon Wide with the Sidecar. I stake...

    I have a Chameleon Wide with the Sidecar. I stake out the Sidecar at the head end and the foot end of the hammock to keep the hammock and bugnet spread out.
  33. Yes, I took mine with the orange screws to...

    Yes, I took mine with the orange screws to Hangcon in January. No problems.
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    I run a Zing-It continuous ridgeline with a Dutch...

    I run a Zing-It continuous ridgeline with a Dutch hook and Wasp like others have said. I use fairly large CLs also made of Zing-It. Since the CLs are the same diameter as the ridgeline, I use five...
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    Last year was the first time I had been exposed...

    Last year was the first time I had been exposed to the hammock community when I went to this hang and dropped in for advice on Saturday. I was welcomed with open arms and given great advice.
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    All set up in site 87. Except I brought 2 top...

    All set up in site 87. Except I brought 2 top quilts instead of a top and underquilt. Thankfully I live less than half an hour away. Going to get some food in me, go get an underquilt and come back...
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    I'll be parking my trailer on site 87 and...

    I'll be parking my trailer on site 87 and bringing along two kayaks if anyone wants to paddle on Saturday. See you tomorrow.
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    I'm a kite flyer and often need to anchor large...

    I'm a kite flyer and often need to anchor large kites in sand. The "parachute" method works very well but is highly dependent on the strength of the attachment points of the lines to the parachute...
  39. This is the best advice on this or any thread. I...

    This is the best advice on this or any thread. I can't help you. You might be able to help yourself but the cards are stacked against you. It's a lot like camping, having help just makes it better.
  40. I've been taking my Tensa 4 stand in my kayak on...

    I've been taking my Tensa 4 stand in my kayak on camping trips in case I need to set up somewhere without good trees or where hanging from trees is not allowed. One of my camping friends needs a CPAP...
  41. I go out to the islands to camp or just explore...

    I go out to the islands to camp or just explore often. It's a great paddle and the views of Boston are wonderful while surrounded by birdsong and green.

    While we were there, a couple of guys came...
  42. My wife and I bought a trailer for each other on...

    My wife and I bought a trailer for each other on our 25th anniversary. That was how we camped together for many years. We took that little trailer all over and had wonderful trips. Some were just to...
  43. The Maine Island Trail is awesome and I could see...

    The Maine Island Trail is awesome and I could see the need for a stand on some of the islands. The only part I don't like is the requirement to carry out your waste. I will do it, but this trip and...
  44. MA - Kayak Camping on Peddocks Island 6/14 - 6/16/2019 Trip Report

    The trip out to the island was fun with a bit of a headwind but only 1 foot or less seas. We arrived on the Island and were greeted by several workers and park Rangers getting the landscaping done...
  45. My friend and I just got back from kayak camping...

    My friend and I just got back from kayak camping on Peddocks Island in the Boston Harbor Islands National Park. The camping area has yurts that can be rented and there are power poles outside the...
  46. If you are running late, call me at 617-257-0567....

    If you are running late, call me at 617-257-0567. We are putting in soon.

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    Oops. Wrong thread.

    Oops. Wrong thread.
  48. I did a little checking on the web site and it...

    I did a little checking on the web site and it looks like George's Islznd is open. There's a snack bar there. We could paddle over on Saturday and have lunch.

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  49. Almost here. Only a few more days. Sent from...

    Almost here. Only a few more days.

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    I take a blindfold and earplugs. Those Canada...

    I take a blindfold and earplugs. Those Canada Geese always try to wake me up at 5:00 AM and I'm not having it. I may be the last one up in the morning, but I'm well rested.
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