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  1. Thread: Tarp tie outs

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    Thanks, I remember that now and is basically what...

    Thanks, I remember that now and is basically what I do. Except no shock cord on the cuben tarp. But Shock cord on my sil tarp.
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    So, dull side towards any water for like a UP...

    So, dull side towards any water for like a UP Protector?
  3. Thread: Tarp tie outs

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    took a better photo. Cuben tarp. Working left...

    took a better photo. Cuben tarp. Working left to right.
    Tarp and triangle on the tarp. A loop of some like 1.1 line, just holding the black triangle, which is the mini line lock. The thicker...
  4. Thread: Tarp tie outs

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    I found a photo. It isn't the mini-line-locks. ...

    I found a photo. It isn't the mini-line-locks. It is a Prussic method. But where you see the Prussic, just have a mini-line-lock. Works the same. Adjust from under the tarp in bad weather.
  5. Thread: Tarp tie outs

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    My ridge lines and tarp tie outs all stay...

    My ridge lines and tarp tie outs all stay attached. I use some of those mini-line-locks and some Zing-it. The zing-it has a loop in one end, which goes around a stake in the ground. The line lock...
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    I have some that my local archery shop cut for...

    I have some that my local archery shop cut for me. I also drilled a small hole and put some Zing-it thru that, then attached that to the Whoopie/UCR, so they don't get lost.
    I'm not sure I trust...
  7. Wow. Sorry you are aborting, but that is...

    Wow. Sorry you are aborting, but that is probably very wise. THe LST group on FB posted some photos of all the trees downed.
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    Best of luck! Up here in DFW, we BE underwater. ...

    Best of luck! Up here in DFW, we BE underwater. The lake by us, is 8 feet high. My lower trail is closed...shoot, last weekend from the UPPER trail, the lake was only about 10 feet below...
  9. Thread: The Big Fall

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    Once.....twice....no photos......never happened. ...

    Once.....twice....no photos......never happened. The funniest one was when I was wide awake. I can understand the middle of the night, trying to get awake enough to make sure you have the...
  10. I use the TI Clips for speed and ease of use.

    I use the TI Clips for speed and ease of use.
  11. Interesting discussion. I played around with...

    Interesting discussion. I played around with some mule tape in my back yard. I also asked a well respected vendor if they'd consider making some hardware to fit the half inch mule tape, just like...
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    we keep it a secret........ Go find Black Creek...

    we keep it a secret........ Go find Black Creek Reservoir. There are signs to it. There is a latrine there, parking, fire rings, camp sites. You pay a few bucks there. hike south around the...
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    check out Backpacking Arkansas. They have a...

    check out Backpacking Arkansas. They have a sub-forum just for the ERL. I've done it twice. Once we parked at the Winding Stair parking area and went clockwise. Hiked about 2 hours down the...
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    As stated, you need insulation. If you are a...

    As stated, you need insulation. If you are a tent camper, then your sleeping bag AND your air pad or roll up pad. If the air pad, you only need like half the air in it...let it conform to you and...
  15. At Black Creek Resevoir some great pines, we call...

    At Black Creek Resevoir some great pines, we call it "The Pines".
    My orienteering buddy and i were driving from the Tadra Point camp area (North of Black Creek/The Pines) towards the town of...
  16. Awesome! I pulled out my AWOL guide to see where...

    Awesome! I pulled out my AWOL guide to see where you were and elevations, water sources and all!
    What camera is that? A GoPro?
  17. JohnB, just to be sure you know, Sarge is...

    JohnB, just to be sure you know, Sarge is cracking jokes....
    The Cross Timers Trail (for hikes) is nice. Probably 50 places to hang for small groups. We did a winter hike up there a few years back...
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    I use the throw away brushes you can get in the...

    I use the throw away brushes you can get in the plumbing department of a hardware store "acid brush". And after it dries, toss on some powder.
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    Hi. You got a LOT of nice places to hike and...

    Hi. You got a LOT of nice places to hike and hang up there!!! Check out Tim Ernst books and CLICK THIS FOR MAPS and then CLICK THIS LINK FOR BACKPACKING ARKANSAS
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    I tried them. Sewed them onto the head end and...

    I tried them. Sewed them onto the head end and opposite foot end of the UQ. You won't be using the shock cords. Then sewed some elastic ribbon along the hammock where I wanted the ends to be (that...
  21. Well worth the wait. Pick up a copy of "The...

    Well worth the wait. Pick up a copy of "The Ultimate Hang" and digest that. Lots of great information in one place.
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    Because Shug has well known (around here) videos....

    Because Shug has well known (around here) videos. Because I've only been at +18 and no video of it.
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    Loved some of the comments. Need to post Shug in...

    Loved some of the comments. Need to post Shug in a hammock at -30 (when the thermometer bottomed out), for the comment about "below 70 degrees Fahrenheit you can't sleep in one".
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    Sounded like a good time, overcoming adversity,...

    Sounded like a good time, overcoming adversity, being careful, learning stuff....
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    same here.

    same here.
  26. Thread: Hello from DFW

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    Hi, Look into a Under Quilt (UQ). Or a pad to...

    Hi, Look into a Under Quilt (UQ). Or a pad to insulate your back.
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    I use mesh snake skins on my tarps and love them....

    I use mesh snake skins on my tarps and love them. But they also stay in the outside pocket of the pack. I can quickly set up the tarp in bad weather. In good weather, I still hand it, but don't...
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    Hi, Welcome. There is the Cross Timbers Trail,...

    Hi, Welcome. There is the Cross Timbers Trail, up on Texoma (377). Good places to hang and hike. There are lots of places over in LBJ National Grasslands, north of Decatur. Hook into the USFS...
  29. I was wondering about that also. Wondered if...

    I was wondering about that also. Wondered if anyone had tested. Worse storm I was in, the wind hit the long side and pushed it into me. But then once that first down-draft wind hit, the rest...
  30. Mistletoe in the tree also is a bad thing to see....

    Mistletoe in the tree also is a bad thing to see. We just had to have a large old Elm removed. It had mistletoe for years. Branches dying and breaking. I commented to the tree guy about that the...
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    I went to the local archery shop. they don't...

    I went to the local archery shop. they don't have aluminum! He said that he didn't have any call for it from archers anymore. But he made me 4 out of CF for free. I've used them once, with 1/2...
  32. Wonderful write up! Thanks!

    Wonderful write up! Thanks!
  33. Thread: Texas 4C Trail

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    LBJ, north of Decatur, has a lot of equestrians...

    LBJ, north of Decatur, has a lot of equestrians and trails for them. It is all grasslands, but a lot of forest also. There are farms and ranches still scattered around in it. Be aware, the actual...
  34. Thread: Texas 4C Trail

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    I only did the Cross timbers in winter (there was...

    I only did the Cross timbers in winter (there was ice forming on the shore line). A few on the hike filtered some. I'd carried enough as we did the hike east to west.
    LBJ National Grasslands? ...
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    Hi from the frozen DFW area. Check out even an...

    Hi from the frozen DFW area. Check out even an afternoon at a hammock hang (out) for tons of knowledge. Pick up "The Ultimate Hang" from most any vendor here or on Amazon. TONS of information. (I...
  36. Thread: Texas 4C Trail

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    Well, how about the Cross Timbers Trail? It runs...

    Well, how about the Cross Timbers Trail? It runs along the Lake Texoma shore line. http://cedarbayou.com/cross-timbers-trail/
    I think it is 14 miles in each direction.
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    Hi and welcome. The biggest trick I know with...

    Hi and welcome. The biggest trick I know with Whoopies (I now use UCR's), is to grab and tuck the end of the hammock under your arm. Which completely removes all tension from the Whoopie/UCR. Then...
  38. Thread: Texas 4C Trail

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    I believe the one person I know who thru-hiked...

    I believe the one person I know who thru-hiked it, said "cache some water". I might be wrong.
  39. crossed or more frog-style? and sure, you can...

    crossed or more frog-style? and sure, you can sleep like that. But eventually, you will stretch out.
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    I use a 1.1 DL. For pad flexibility, skeeter...

    I use a 1.1 DL. For pad flexibility, skeeter control also. For your weight, 1.1 DL or 1.7 SL. No need (weight wise) for a 1.7 DL.
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    keep and eye on the Southwest subforum for...

    keep and eye on the Southwest subforum for hang-outs.
  42. and just down the hill from the main gate, is...

    and just down the hill from the main gate, is historical site. CCC built stuff. There is a pond with a rock water fall, etc. Historical markers are around there also. We were surprised when the...
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    Question. will Zing-It work as well as a cotton...

    Question. will Zing-It work as well as a cotton shoe lace? I've used Zing-it and not gotten wet, but.......
  44. TSP is my favorite orienteering venue. We placed...

    TSP is my favorite orienteering venue. We placed three permanent courses in there. Ask about it at the boat/store place. They should have the maps. All three start right on the steps between the...
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    I messed around today. I have UCR's. I drilled...

    I messed around today. I have UCR's. I drilled a small hole at one end of a toggle, threaded thru a loop of Zing-it. Then looped that onto the eye of my UCR. Toggle is then attached to the UCR,...
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    SHug, the orange lead? Is the other end attached...

    SHug, the orange lead? Is the other end attached to the whoopie/UCR? So "always at hand, never lost"??
    Or, attached to the webbing?
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    http://dutchwaregear.com/aluminum-quilt-hooks.html...

    http://dutchwaregear.com/aluminum-quilt-hooks.html
    http://dutchwaregear.com/plastic-quilt-hooks.html
    http://dutchwaregear.com/ridgeline-quilt-hooks.html...
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    True. But thinking back, I bet I started the...

    True. But thinking back, I bet I started the Compression strap belt like 7 years ago. I think Dutch had the aluminum clips and some other stuff then. The clips you used were kool.
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    LOL.....I go orienteering. I use an REI...

    LOL.....I go orienteering. I use an REI Compression strap....no metal to mess up compass....been working great for like 5 years....
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    is this a thru hike on the Lone Star I guess?

    is this a thru hike on the Lone Star I guess?
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