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  1. Thread: Hi from NY!

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    New2 and Wrench (et al) hope you can join us...

    New2 and Wrench (et al) hope you can join us here:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/109670-Northville-Placid-Trail-Adirondacks-Hammock-Backpacking-Weekend
  2. No need for a reservation. We will be on State...

    No need for a reservation. We will be on State land, but NOT in a campground which requires res.
  3. Thread: Hi from NY!

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    And I currently live in Greece. There is a hf.com...

    And I currently live in Greece. There is a hf.com google map thread somewhere on this forum which many of us have pinned our locations.
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    Yes, and often do. If SWMBO says I can go, I dont...

    Yes, and often do. If SWMBO says I can go, I dont waste anytime. Lol.

    I have a gear room. Along with all the extras, I have a laundry basket with "gear for the present season" all ready to go into...
  5. Thread: Hi from NY!

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    Welcome. I was in your area a few weeks back;...

    Welcome. I was in your area a few weeks back; canoeing the Chenango River.

    Anyway, welcome to the forum. A simple gathered end hammock is simple and cheap enough to make. Just get some fabric and...
  6. Sounds like fun. I will be a little too far west...

    Sounds like fun. I will be a little too far west to join you; north shore of lake superior. Happy paddling and hanging.
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    This is one reason I dont use stakes, as I can...

    This is one reason I dont use stakes, as I can almost always tie off to other saplings, rocks, roots, etc... When I need a stake, I grab a stickvand sink it as far as possible. Often this is a foot...
  8. While suspensions is the majority of the posts,...

    While suspensions is the majority of the posts, until the other topics become discussed at a rate which makes it too difficult to navigate the forum there is no need to divide it. IMO
  9. It will be car camping. Details will come as we...

    It will be car camping. Details will come as we get closer to the actual date.
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    Have you had any takers for the tent users setup...

    Have you had any takers for the tent users setup time?
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    Fiddling is done by all regardless of what type...

    Fiddling is done by all regardless of what type of shelter. The amount of fiddling is minimized by experience. I have almost no fiddle factor with my current setup as the routine is well established....
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    I use a bugnet all 4 seasons. In non bug season,...

    I use a bugnet all 4 seasons. In non bug season, it provides some additional heat retension. Some choose to switch to a "sock" or overcover, but I like the visibility through the bugnet. One would be...
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    I have found ccf to be much better in the hammock.

    I have found ccf to be much better in the hammock.
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    I have never suffered from condensation issues...

    I have never suffered from condensation issues incthe extreme cold. The only time I had any condensation is when I first started and used the reflectix sunshade and it wasnt very cold out. I was so...
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    Closed cell foam also works well. Downside is its...

    Closed cell foam also works well. Downside is its bulk. A double layer hammock will also help mitigate pad slippage.
  16. Fyi, my webbing came from jo ann fabrics. It was...

    Fyi, my webbing came from jo ann fabrics. It was so long ago, i forgot exactly which type. Over the years, some here had issues with joann webbing. They must have used something different than me....
  17. Thread: Tree choices.

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    Dirt, sap, water, bird crap, etc... are all part...

    Dirt, sap, water, bird crap, etc... are all part of being out of doors. Trying to avoid it all will be an exercise in futility or drive one inside. As a good friend said on a related topic, "embrace...
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    Like most things, I try to use a routine. I do...

    Like most things, I try to use a routine. I do this for safety, as I am often on solo trips and in extreme or emergency situation a routine instead of having to "figure things out" can be a matter of...
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    If weight is the only issue, then to win the...

    If weight is the only issue, then to win the contest bring nothing and sleep in the dirt. In general all gear decisions should be based on "the right tool for the job" mantra. Summer weight gear...
  20. I have used cinch buckles and straps for years....

    I have used cinch buckles and straps for years. In fact my first straps which were just to try it out before I got better ones are still being used. Amazing how well they hold up, and I use them a...
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    Ridgeline? We don't need no stinkin' ridgeline....

    Ridgeline? We don't need no stinkin' ridgeline. Hehe.
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    I am unavailable for the rest of july. Will be in...

    I am unavailable for the rest of july. Will be in a canoe on Lake Superior.
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    The 5 mile max parameter is tough forthe 5 ponds,...

    The 5 mile max parameter is tough forthe 5 ponds, unless you have a canoe. One can fish the Oswegatchie River, and stay in sites along the high falls trail. Or coming dead creek flow on Cranberry...
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    Out of town myself, else I would join you.

    Out of town myself, else I would join you.
  25. I drove through the area where we will meet up to...

    I drove through the area where we will meet up to scout some good sites. Looking forward to this get together.
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    Many of the photos might be in established...

    Many of the photos might be in established campsites, or designated sites. LNT principles encourage the use of already established sites so as to not create more impact elsewhere. In general the 200'...
  27. Easy. Little elevation. Wide open trail. No...

    Easy. Little elevation. Wide open trail. No navigation issues. Some wet spots and places where old bridges are now gone, or close to being gone. The "fun house bridge" is an experience. You will know...
  28. Leeches. Ugh. Dont get me started on them. Maybe...

    Leeches. Ugh. Dont get me started on them. Maybe around a campfire I will tell you my leech story.
  29. Enjoy! The loop is affectionately referred to by...

    Enjoy! The loop is affectionately referred to by some as the "French Louie Loop", named after Louis Seymour who "lived" in that area for many years. His trap lines and camps were scattered all...
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    Regardless of what you choose, I would hold off...

    Regardless of what you choose, I would hold off bringing your hammock and whatever you choose until you have had a chance to really try it all out. Backyard tests, a car camping trip, a weekend trip....
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    +1 this. In my opinion, there is no "cadillac"...

    +1 this.

    In my opinion, there is no "cadillac" of hammocks. The best hammock, weather, and insulation system is user and trip dependent.
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    http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/37457.html links to...

    http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/37457.html links to the Sonyea State Forest page.
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    Welcome neighbor. Sonyea SF is a great place....

    Welcome neighbor. Sonyea SF is a great place. Havent been there in many years though.
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    A ccf pad cut to the exact width of the hammock...

    A ccf pad cut to the exact width of the hammock works wonders. There are many good reasons for using underquilts, but pads dont work is not one of them. For the record, I use ccf pads exclusively in...
  35. Cant make it. :(

    Cant make it. :(
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    Yes, but not real nuts ir cams. Prior to these,...

    Yes, but not real nuts ir cams. Prior to these, climbers would use naturally occuring "nuts" or would place small rocks into cracks to be used. The invention of thenuts and cams was to stop climbers...
  37. Based on your plan, you might want to confirm the...

    Based on your plan, you might want to confirm the shelter location. On my maps, camping isnt even available along that stretch except at G. One must call the ranger to secure permit for that...
  38. Is the shelter at access pt D, new? It doesn't...

    Is the shelter at access pt D, new? It doesn't show on my map set from 2006.
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    Also will need to "register" cars to leave them...

    Also will need to "register" cars to leave them at trailheads.
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    Your first Setup

    Back when I first started in a hammock, we didnt have as many choices as now. Many of the current cottage vendors were tinkering with DIY stuff, as were most. Few options, or DIY that was it. I am...
  41. I fold and roll. IMO, the dont fold is a holdiver...

    I fold and roll. IMO, the dont fold is a holdiver from the days of urethane coated poly tarps. The idea stemmed from folding the same line continually would causexa crease which would wear off the...
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    I have the last weekend of May on my calendar as...

    I have the last weekend of May on my calendar as a Sat-Sun trip. No specific plans yet. I do need to do a shakedown trip with a paddling partner before we do our 10 day trip, so it might get filled...
  43. There will also be sausage from my local german...

    There will also be sausage from my local german butcher.
  44. Probably not. The weather sucked, the location...

    Probably not. The weather sucked, the location blew, the company was terrible and we ran out of food.
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    I have been using the ones from onrope for years....

    I have been using the ones from onrope for years. Same straps too. I thought it was just a trial suspension, but I never found the need to try anything else. It works for me, so I stopped...
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    Welcome james. A few of us nyers get together for...

    Welcome james. A few of us nyers get together for backpacking semi-regularly.
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    Rochester. But drive through Syr often on my way...

    Rochester. But drive through Syr often on my way to the Adks.
  48. Welcome to the addiction.

    Welcome to the addiction.
  49. There are a lot of other factors besides the...

    There are a lot of other factors besides the ambient tempvwhich will determine whether it is enough for you.

    I suggest to everyone they test their own gear combinations in multiple conditions...
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    Closed cell foam, both the blue wally pad and the...

    Closed cell foam, both the blue wally pad and the egg crate dimpled version work quite well. Issues with pads sliding around never existed for me with a DL hammock. While I do use an UQ in summer, I...
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