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    Hi folks, I won't be able to attend the FBH...

    Hi folks,

    I won't be able to attend the FBH this year. I already have something going on during the same weekend. I hope you all have a fun and safe time. Remember to take care of and watch out...
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    Nice roundup of the Friday activities. Kind of...

    Nice roundup of the Friday activities. Kind of sorry I missed the hike up Section 13, was feeling a little under the weather myself. Glad the vitamin I worked for you Xena.

    Will be interesting...
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    No shoes needed

    No shoes needed
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    WOOT! Got word from my boss that I got my time...

    WOOT! Got word from my boss that I got my time off. Will be up there Thursday for sure. Updated the spreadsheet.
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    I am hoping to make it up there for this hang. I...

    I am hoping to make it up there for this hang. I am still waiting to hear if I can get time off from work. I will know more at the beginning of next week.
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    Those CCF pads were really nice to sit on and put...

    Those CCF pads were really nice to sit on and put under your feet. Here's hoping the 2015 FBH is a bit cooler than last years temps so that we can put everything to good use.
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    Welcome the HF. I did the same thing as you: I...

    Welcome the HF. I did the same thing as you: I sat back and read a bunch before I announced myself.

    Hope to see you at one of the hangs that happen in MN or in northern WI. Keep an eye on the...
  8. I have a Therm-a-rest Ventra (older version of...

    I have a Therm-a-rest Ventra (older version of the alpine) that is a few years old and is the same size. I bought mine off the bargain rack for about $150. I had to put a few extra snaps in the...
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    My only scary story. It was early spring in...

    My only scary story. It was early spring in northern MN and it was my first time out solo camping in about 30 years so my mind is pretty active (thinking hungry bears and wolves).

    So, I find...
  10. Thread: Real temp rating

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    Vince, I have a breathable UQP that you can...

    Vince,

    I have a breathable UQP that you can have. It is made by ZQ and is made of 1.1. PM me if you are interested.
  11. Lostman, Welcome from anther Minnesotan. One...

    Lostman,

    Welcome from anther Minnesotan. One thing we love to do around here is talk hammocks. Just ask away and we will respond.

    Cheers
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    Nice video Trail Medic. Thank you to you and...

    Nice video Trail Medic.

    Thank you to you and hanger4life for traveling up our way and spending some time with us.

    Hope you guys didn't run over any Priuses on the way back ;).

    Take care,...
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    I guarantee that we will be able to find a...

    I guarantee that we will be able to find a couple nice trees for y'all to hang from. It may be a 1/4 mile hike (or seem like it), but there are enough to go around.
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    Just a safety reminder to everyone. Make sure...

    Just a safety reminder to everyone.

    Make sure to carry a emergency contact number on you at all times, while on the hang, and don't forget to list any medications that you are taking, along with...
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    Yep, see you there.

    Yep, see you there.
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    I was looking at the expected wind chills for the...

    I was looking at the expected wind chills for the Finland, MN area and they are expected to range into the -20 degree range and beyond.
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    You could try a foam cooler that fits inside a...

    You could try a foam cooler that fits inside a bucket. I found this one at Fleet Farm this afternoon. Pretty cheap too. Won't hold much more than a gallon and a half, but that should keep pretty...
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    Glad you and Strung Out are back safe! ...

    Glad you and Strung Out are back safe!

    Congratulations on the new lows!!

    Just think, by sleeping in a house that is 60 or more degrees, it will be a 100 degree difference in temperatures...
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    I DRANK THAT:scared: It sort of had a smokey...

    I DRANK THAT:scared: It sort of had a smokey flavor to it near the end of the second day. As I recall we dumped most of it and made more with "less flavor".
  20. Thread: New hanger from MN

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    Welcome to the forum. Hope to meet you at one of...

    Welcome to the forum. Hope to meet you at one of the hangs in the future.
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    Got the official word today. I will be able to...

    Got the official word today. I will be able to attend this hang.

    I had a great time last year and can't wait to get out there with everyone.

    I have some new equipment to bring along this year....
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    Welcome to HF from Minnesota.

    Welcome to HF from Minnesota.
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    I believe Fritz owns the parachute as well.

    I believe Fritz owns the parachute as well.
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    Welcome to HF Possum. I started off with pads...

    Welcome to HF Possum.

    I started off with pads and a heavy bag when I first started and did ok into the low 30s. If you are sleeping on only 1 pad I might suggest getting a second one or an...
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    Great trip reports hikingdad. I stayed at...

    Great trip reports hikingdad.

    I stayed at that same site last fall only it rained and snowed during the night. Lots of good spots to hang from.

    Looks like you guys enjoyed...
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    Weirdire, welcome from the twin cities area. ...

    Weirdire, welcome from the twin cities area. Hope to make your acquaintance on the trail or on a hang some day.
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    VineyGirl, Welcome from just north of you in St....

    VineyGirl, Welcome from just north of you in St. Louis Park. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. One thing we LOVE :boggle: to do is talk hammocks, and suspension systems, and...
  28. Thread: Hello everyone

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    Qayaq, Welcome to HF from MN! I have the...

    Qayaq,

    Welcome to HF from MN!

    I have the Ridgerunner too and love it.
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    NOTBUSYENOUGH, Welcome from across the...

    NOTBUSYENOUGH,

    Welcome from across the cities. Don't be afraid to ask questions. You may be able to catch a hang and see many varieties of hammocks and insulations.
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    +1 on that. Nice place to wake up in the...

    +1 on that.

    Nice place to wake up in the morning. Did you get to do any more fishing the last day?
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    Fish! I Love Fresh Fish!

    Fish! I Love Fresh Fish!
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    Ah the best laid plans...things never go as...

    Ah the best laid plans...things never go as smoothly as we'd want them to go. At least you got out to a spot to hang.

    I did pizzas using a frying pan earlier this year. The oven looks a lot...
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    Amazing scenery. Thanks for taking us along.

    Amazing scenery. Thanks for taking us along.
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    Fire, Pizza, Fishin, and bugs. Looks like a good...

    Fire, Pizza, Fishin, and bugs. Looks like a good time. Can't wait to see the videos.
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    WOOT...BRING ON THE SNOW!!!:woot:

    WOOT...BRING ON THE SNOW!!!:woot:
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    What wonderful pictures! Have a great time.

    What wonderful pictures! Have a great time.
  37. +1 for both of these. Used the stacking method...

    +1 for both of these. Used the stacking method during the Frozen Butt Hangs and stayed toasty warm. Also works for top quilts.
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    Welcome from a fellow twincitian. There are...

    Welcome from a fellow twincitian. There are periodic hangs locally that you could attend to look at all the options out there.
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    Wish I could get away to join you. I have been...

    Wish I could get away to join you. I have been wanting to try the NCT up that way. Have fun and good luck up there. Take some pictures and send out a report when you get back.
  40. Thread: New from MN

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    Welcome from the Twin Cities. Mighty nice area...

    Welcome from the Twin Cities. Mighty nice area you live in up there.
  41. Great Report Martin! I really enjoy your writing...

    Great Report Martin! I really enjoy your writing style and all the great pictures.

    Thanks for the tips on using Google Earth to find easier hiking. I will be trying this out for my next trip.
  42. Thread: Hello all

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    Welcome from Minnesota!

    Welcome from Minnesota!
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    Mountnman, I used mine at -20F last winter and...

    Mountnman, I used mine at -20F last winter and again at -15F this winter, with lots of wind. I have had no problems with them getting brittle or moving around.

    I really appreciate using them in...
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Welcome to the forum.
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    I vote Blackbird. Because it has all those...

    I vote Blackbird. Because it has all those innovations that I love, that I could never sew into my diy.
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    Dream Hammock Danger Bird 6 Warbonnet...

    Dream Hammock Danger Bird 6

    Warbonnet Ridgerunner 4
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    Warbonnet Blackbird ----- DIY Hammock 2 -----...

    Warbonnet Blackbird
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    DIY Hammock 2
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    Warbonnet Ridgerunner 4
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    Grand Trunk UL 5
  48. Thread: Hello from scotland

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    Welcome from Minnesota.

    Welcome from Minnesota.
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    Welcome from MN.

    Welcome from MN.
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    Welcome to HF from St. Louis Park.

    Welcome to HF from St. Louis Park.
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