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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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.
  6. 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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  7. 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.
  9. This is coming soon. Sign up if you would like to...

    This is coming soon. Sign up if you would like to come along. The paddling is probably around level 2. Five miles each way. I'm planning to paddle to another island on Saturday if anyone would like...
  10. Thread: Gear Sling

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    At least some of them may be for tie-outs to keep...

    At least some of them may be for tie-outs to keep it open.
  11. I've only set my tarp extensions up in the back...

    I've only set my tarp extensions up in the back yard for a test but they certainly solve my number one complaint about the Tensa 4 stand: the tarp hangs too low without them. I was bale to go from my...
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    It will be great to see you guys again. Just...

    It will be great to see you guys again. Just think, you will have some time to relax around the fire and tell us all Hangcon horror stories [emoji16]

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    I just got one for free at a trade show... score!...

    I just got one for free at a trade show... score!

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  14. We have a few slots left for this hang. Sign up...

    We have a few slots left for this hang. Sign up soon.
  15. Thread: Fall NEHHA poll

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    No real preference but this is just about the end...

    No real preference but this is just about the end of my camping season. I'm not a winter camper anymore. The earlier dates would be my choice as a result.

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    I'm planning to bring along a kayak or two....

    I'm planning to bring along a kayak or two. Anyone interested in paddling on the pond? It's small, but there's a good put-in.
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    I made a gear hammock for my DIY 12 foot hammock...

    I made a gear hammock for my DIY 12 foot hammock because I have a Chameleon with the Sidecar and got used to having a place to put my topquilt and other stuff while I was getting into the hammock. I...
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    The Tensa 4 Stand weighs 11 pounds and packs to...

    The Tensa 4 Stand weighs 11 pounds and packs to an 18 inch long package. I flew with mine in a carry-on bag.
  19. Finally got a chance to try out the tarp...

    Finally got a chance to try out the tarp extensions. That's my Dutchware 12 foot tarp. I just slipped the mini s-biners I have on the ends of the tarp over the ends of the poles and tightened up the...
  20. I actually pack pajamas. Long sleeve for colder...

    I actually pack pajamas. Long sleeve for colder weather and short sleeve for warm weather. Clean wool soxs and a balaclava for cold nights. I use down slippers for the night waters.

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    I've done the same thing but just put the battery...

    I've done the same thing but just put the battery in my ridgeline organizer and angle the fan to point at my face. It's a great thing on hot, humid nights and can keep bugs off your face if they...
  22. I tried them for a while but ended up going with...

    I tried them for a while but ended up going with Dutch Wasps and Dutch Hooks for my tarp ridgelines. When I'm not using Dyneema straps and beetle buckles I use soft shackles connecting whoopie slings...
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    I may not be typical, but I use the "New Posts"...

    I may not be typical, but I use the "New Posts" function and check out anything that sounds interesting.
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    I'm in. But that's not enough to get past the...

    I'm in.
    But that's not enough to get past the filter :)
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    The thing that occurs to me is the damage to the...

    The thing that occurs to me is the damage to the tree from leaving anything on it that long. I could see the bark growing over the straps and the tension making the tree lean toward the shed. Why...
  26. I have the slightly older UCR style and use the...

    I have the slightly older UCR style and use the stand ridgeline for my tarp. I have a Chameleon and use an 11 foot tarp with the stand so far. I just got the new tarp extensions and will be trying...
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    I saw them on Costco.com. My local Costco had...

    I saw them on Costco.com. My local Costco had them a couple of weeks ago for $17- each. Unfortunately, that was Nashua, NH.
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    I wonder what the weight limit is for it? This...

    I wonder what the weight limit is for it? This seems like a great option, especially for full-timers in a rented apartment. No holes to drill in the wall.
  29. The postman just handed me...

    The postman just handed me thishttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190315/a8dc9ad5e14ff4519306acbcfe38f6b7.jpg

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  30. Thread: This is why

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    Lovely ladies in a lovely place. Sent from my...

    Lovely ladies in a lovely place.

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    You've obviously put a lot of thought into this...

    You've obviously put a lot of thought into this and come up with a compromise that benefits all of us. You are a good and honorable man. Take care of yourself.
  32. The USPS finally decided to update the shipment...

    The USPS finally decided to update the shipment details. The package will be here Thursday. It looks like a nice weekend, I may even be able to set it up outside.
  33. Thread: How do you...

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    UCRs and whoopie slings need the same distance...

    UCRs and whoopie slings need the same distance between the tree and the thing you're hanging. UCRs just use less Amsteel. Splicing is really easy but you could call Dutch or one of the cottage...
  34. Thread: How do you...

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    I hang mine from the carabiners or soft shackles...

    I hang mine from the carabiners or soft shackles already on my suspension when using whoopie slings. I made UCRs for the gear hammock and just shorten them up for under my hammock and UQ. If I'm...
  35. Absolutely no complaints about Cheryl or Todd....

    Absolutely no complaints about Cheryl or Todd. They are doing more than most would and I trust that they followed through with everything. In fact the first thing I saw after the order was confirmed...
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    Ridgerunner on Massdrop

    https://www.massdrop.com/buy/warbonnet-outdoors-ridgerunner-hammock#overview

    Seems like a good deal if you're under 200 lbs.
  37. I'm officially jealous. My order has a status of...

    I'm officially jealous. My order has a status of "Shipping Label Created". We really need to work on teleportation technology ;)
  38. My most frequent camping buddy bought a tent and...

    My most frequent camping buddy bought a tent and spent exactly one night in it (in my backyard) before I started loaning her my extra hammock.
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    You're always welcome to join me, my friend. I...

    You're always welcome to join me, my friend. I was thinking about May or June but really haven't done any solid planning other than in the White Mountain Guide.

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  40. Mine were shipped today. Sent from my SM-G965U...

    Mine were shipped today.

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  41. Then there's the old farts like me that used tent...

    Then there's the old farts like me that used tent for years then stopped camping (because not sleeping is no fun), discovered hammocks and got back to Nature.
  42. Checked my email and found the notice from Tensa...

    Checked my email and found the notice from Tensa that the trap extensions are finally ready! Ordered mine today. Thanks guys.
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    1500 miles. I flew from Boston to Orlando to...

    1500 miles. I flew from Boston to Orlando to attend Hangcon this year. My job involves a lot of business trips, so I have lots of frequent flyer points. When I got home, my wife said, "so this is...
  44. Thread: Beach Camping

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    DIY Tensa stands are much less expensive to build...

    DIY Tensa stands are much less expensive to build and lighter than Turtle Dog stands.

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    Spring in the southern White Mountains.

    It's been more years than I care to think about since I've gone backpacking. My camping has been out of a car, kayak or glamping in a trailer. This year I want to get back into backpacking and have...
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    I have two hammock systems: a Dutchware Chameleon...

    I have two hammock systems: a Dutchware Chameleon and a DIY 12 foot hammock. I have the peak shelf and sidecar for the Chameleon. The sidecar holds my topquilt and pillow before I get into the...
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    Grab some of Dutch's $30 netless wide hammocks....

    Grab some of Dutch's $30 netless wide hammocks. If you are willing to splice your own amsteel, you can make the Continuous Loops for the ends for a couple of bucks or just buy them from Dutch. Get a...
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    My suspension depends on where I am and how I'm...

    My suspension depends on where I am and how I'm getting there. Car camping, I use my Tensa 4 stand and the suspension consists of a couple of CLs and biners. If I am in the trees, I use beetle...
  49. I hope you can make it. There are usually last...

    I hope you can make it. There are usually last minute cancellations on these kinds of things and nobody actually counts the number of people on the island if we have one more, you can just hide in...
  50. I checked the signup sheet and 6 of the 12...

    I checked the signup sheet and 6 of the 12 available slots are taken. Sign up soon if you would like to join us. The permit is for 12 people.

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