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  1. Looks like we have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and group site A...

    Looks like we have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and group site A reserved. Only seven more sites to reserve.

    NJ residents: step up and reserve a spot. It's your job.
  2. Site 5 reserved.

    Site 5 reserved.
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    I agree with that, at least in my experience.

    I agree with that, at least in my experience.
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    Hydroscopic? I can't really find any meaning of...

    Hydroscopic? I can't really find any meaning of the word that would relate to winter socks.

    Definition of hydroscope
    : a device for enabling a person to see an object at a considerable distance...
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    Wet is wet. I didn't take notes for future...

    Wet is wet. I didn't take notes for future interrogation.



    Sorry, I thought they had stopped using silnylon on their undercover. Apparently, they haven't, but 2QZQ definitely discontinued...
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    I must admit - I will probably never experiment...

    I must admit - I will probably never experiment with VB clothing. And there are very few people who participate in the "Vapor Barriers - what is your opinion?" thread. It's just the same handful...
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    In my opinion? No. I get just as much...

    In my opinion? No. I get just as much condensation with a bugnet as I do with a vented topcover. All three of my kids get just as much condensation as I do, so I guess they got my "condensation"...
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    Yeah, 5 degrees seems a bit generous, but some...

    Yeah, 5 degrees seems a bit generous, but some people swear by them. Like most folks, socks and top covers create too much condensation for me. It has to be below 15* F before I'll even consider...
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    Looks more like underkill. The 9.1 ft. length...

    Looks more like underkill. The 9.1 ft. length wouldn't work for any of my hammocks, and I'm not even sure what they mean when they say it's 5.8 ft wide and 5.2 ft. tall.
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    1894 wasn't that long ago, if you're a tree. ...

    1894 wasn't that long ago, if you're a tree.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Hinckley_Fire

    Kinda reminds me of the 1995 derecho that rushed through the Adirondacks. If you've ever been in...
  11. Is this on the tie-outs? Some people (I guess...

    Is this on the tie-outs? Some people (I guess Dutch included), like Shock Cord Tarp Tensioners as shown in this sticky:
    ...
  12. As I recall, that old bridge has been gone for a...

    As I recall, that old bridge has been gone for a couple of years, but I could be wrong.
  13. You wouldn't have enjoyed it. There were no...

    You wouldn't have enjoyed it. There were no canoes to steal and stick in trees.
  14. I think that new bridge was last wiped out in...

    I think that new bridge was last wiped out in Hurricane Irene (August, 2011). Last time we were there had to be 5 years ago. I remember, since there was no bridge, we took off our socks and hiking...
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    Every day I take my beagle Joey on a hike in the...

    Every day I take my beagle Joey on a hike in the woods, and we pass underneath a large tree covered in conks. There are limbs that have broken off over the years lying about, and it just scares the...
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    A few years ago we had a group hang at Lower...

    A few years ago we had a group hang at Lower Forge in the Pine Barrens. Friday night the low was 17* F, and I got up to water the bushes at 4 or 5 am. I found new member Vagabound, sitting by a tiny...
  17. You can do that, but you're gonna have a short...

    You can do that, but you're gonna have a short hike to/from Lower Forge to Mullica River.

    I usually use this map:
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  18. Thread: MAHHA Poll

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    Poll: In my experience at group hangs, these...

    In my experience at group hangs, these competitions rarely get much participation. The last guy that I recall who proposed "competitive hanging" got really upset that his proposals weren't...
  19. I'm an expert at getting lost in the Pine...

    I'm an expert at getting lost in the Pine Barrens, but I can't even imagine how you get lost and end up on the other side of the Mullica River. Wrongtrail must have come out of the woods at Constable...
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    Where did you find 8 degrees?

    Where did you find 8 degrees?
  21. Don't start imagining problems - an HG Burrow is...

    Don't start imagining problems - an HG Burrow is likely to be infinitely superior to a Snugpak because it's down and doesn't weigh 27 pounds like the Snugpak!

    I have six HG quilts and I rarely...
  22. Thread: zing it

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    Yeah. He calls them Soft Shackles but they're...

    Yeah. He calls them Soft Shackles but they're actually soft shackle prussics.

    https://dutchwaregear.com/product/1-75-soft-shackles/

    I make my own, but they're pretty cheap at $4.50 each.
  23. Thread: zing it

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    I use the Dutch soft shackle prusiks on all my...

    I use the Dutch soft shackle prusiks on all my tarps.
  24. I haven't bought any hammock gear in 4 years. I...

    I haven't bought any hammock gear in 4 years. I have HG 40*, 20* and 0* quilts, and a Hammock Gear Winter Palace. I won a Dutch Chameleon a couple of years ago at a raffle, and last month won a Dutch...
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    Nice work. How many hours did that take you?

    Nice work. How many hours did that take you?
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    This assumes that the "windward end" will remain...

    This assumes that the "windward end" will remain windward. I live in a coastal area and the prevailing wind can shift every few minutes, so you're all set up for wind that suddenly shifts and comes...
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    It only took one rain storm with a skimpy tarp to...

    It only took one rain storm with a skimpy tarp to realize I'm not a meteorologist, that site selection doesn't work for me, and I'd rather stay dry. Doors it is!
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    Yeah, that kind of weight jumps out at you, but...

    Yeah, that kind of weight jumps out at you, but that's for the synthetic version. There's a down version about half that weight.
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    I just know fallkniven didn't find the EE Revolt...

    I just know fallkniven didn't find the EE Revolt very satisfactory and sold it, but I think he had the 10D.
    ...
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    Modular hammocks allow you to match the...

    Modular hammocks allow you to match the insulation you need with the hammock. I am under the impression that insulated hammocks aren't commercially successful because it's a bit kludgy to change the...
  31. Still iffy.

    Still iffy.
  32. I hit up Booskerdoo twice a year for free coffee...

    I hit up Booskerdoo twice a year for free coffee (Loco Libre Hang in early November and NJ Winter Hang in late January), but I don't think I've ever solicited donations for the Thanksgiving Hang....
  33. I use the 10* buffer rule - make sure your quilts...

    I use the 10* buffer rule - make sure your quilts are rated at least 10* lower than the expected low temps.
  34. I thought it was possible to have three internal...

    I thought it was possible to have three internal pole mods?
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    George decided against sales in this thread: ...

    George decided against sales in this thread:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/149289-Labor-day-sale?highlight=running+sales%2C

    "I have taken a long look at the market and it's...
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    George doesn't do sales.

    George doesn't do sales.
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    Waterproof hammock? I think not.

    Waterproof hammock? I think not.
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    I never take my HG 20* Phoenix below 30* F, but I...

    I never take my HG 20* Phoenix below 30* F, but I suppose a Burrow is a bit warmer. Good luck!
  39. There are some dead spots in America where group...

    There are some dead spots in America where group hangs rarely occur or have minimal attendance. You may have found one!

    One such dead spot is the Adirondacks. Despite this OP's insistence that he...
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    I have the sidecar and the peak shelf, and in two...

    I have the sidecar and the peak shelf, and in two years, have never used either of them. Not even once. They're there for show.
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    I started with the HG standard, but did not find...

    I started with the HG standard, but did not find the coverage sufficient. I got wet several times with wind-blown rain coming under the tarp. Then I upgraded to the Palace and haven't gotten wet...
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    I personally think the Housefly is too small for...

    I personally think the Housefly is too small for one person, well enough two. It's 10 ft. 8 inches long and 8 ft. 10 inches wide, not long enough for an 11 ft. hammock, and not wide enough to offer...
  43. I really wanted to win a postage-stamp asym tarp...

    I really wanted to win a postage-stamp asym tarp so I could practice site selection, but it was not to be.
  44. Nope, don't come with the tarp. Get them from...

    Nope, don't come with the tarp. Get them from Dutch or HG.
  45. I have cuben fiber snakeskins and a cuben fiber...

    I have cuben fiber snakeskins and a cuben fiber stuff sack. Works for me.
  46. If you're coming I'm coming. Don't forget the...

    If you're coming I'm coming. Don't forget the top quilt!:lol:

    You're in charge of bringing coffee.
  47. A few years ago, there was a guy who really...

    A few years ago, there was a guy who really obsessed over "backcountry" lightning in Arizona.
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  48. By the way, my 12' ft. Dutch Winter Tarp without...

    By the way, my 12' ft. Dutch Winter Tarp without any cordage or doodads is $180, and an 11 footer would be $170. Dutch provides the options to trick this tarp out to include cordage, Dutch doodads,...
  49. I look forward to using the Dutch Winter Tarp....

    I look forward to using the Dutch Winter Tarp. It's a big, wide tarp - 12 ft. long by 11.5 ft. wide. That's a lot of tarp for winter. And it's polyester, which I like.

    As for all the cool Dutch...
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    Have you ever had an experienced hanger help you...

    Have you ever had an experienced hanger help you adjust the UQ? It doesn't sound like you have the underquilt set up right.
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