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    Amazed by the comfort of 12' Tree Runner

    Two nights on my new 12' Tree Runner, and I am so impressed with this hammock. I love my 11' hammocks, but this 12 footer is a clear cut above the rest in comfort, even though they are all are made...
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    Just ordered a trail winder and a 12' tree...

    Just ordered a trail winder and a 12' tree runner. Never have tried a 12' footer and have been curious to give it a go. Love all of the options available on a budget-friendly hammock.Don't need a...
  3. I'm not going to be able to make it. Sorry to...

    I'm not going to be able to make it. Sorry to back out at the last minute. Have fun.
  4. Anyone know how deep the water is there? Is there...

    Anyone know how deep the water is there? Is there much of a current or fairly still water?
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    This is the only weekend that works for my wife...

    This is the only weekend that works for my wife and I to go visit my daughter in Boston. I for sure want to attend a winter hang this year.
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    Well at that price you could get two of them,...

    Well at that price you could get two of them, stay home instead of go out on Friday night, and come out ahead. If it lasts you got something for basically nothing.
  7. I have a Dream Sparrow which I love. The ability...

    I have a Dream Sparrow which I love. The ability to customize and get just the right fabric to support your weight is a great feature.

    That said, some people prefer a fronkey style bugnet, and...
  8. Please don't let this stop you from going, Vicki....

    Please don't let this stop you from going, Vicki. Once I drop off my 90 lb dog and my gear I could tote your stuff for you.

    As for the bugs, they are more likely than not to be miserable. I'd...
  9. Vicki, kayak manufacturers should publish a...

    Vicki, kayak manufacturers should publish a weight limit for any given kayak model. It is important know what those are and how that compares to your total gear weight plus yourself when out on the...
  10. Canoeski, check your in-box.

    Canoeski, check your in-box.
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    Second night I always sleep better than the first...

    Second night I always sleep better than the first on an outing, even though I sleep in a hammock at home.
  12. I want to learn how to do tenkara this year. ...

    I want to learn how to do tenkara this year. I've recently purchased the gear but haven't been out yet. One of these days just need to get out and play around with it.
  13. Are there plenty of trees for hanging at these...

    Are there plenty of trees for hanging at these camp sites, or is a tensa stand somewhat useful to have?
  14. Moka and I will be there.

    Moka and I will be there.
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    Someone mentioned that Moka always looks so sad....

    Someone mentioned that Moka always looks so sad. I wish you all could see her when she is on a hike. Marcus snapped this photo of her on Saturday.
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    Thanks Goobie for all of the legwork. Thanks to...

    Thanks Goobie for all of the legwork. Thanks to everyone for making this a fun outing. Thanks vendors for the pleasant surprise. Thanks for letting me set up down the hill.

    Moka was too tired to...
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    How much would a 3.6 apex add to a 0 degree...

    How much would a 3.6 apex add to a 0 degree underquilt?
  18. I'll add my name to the list, but I'm 100% maybe...

    I'll add my name to the list, but I'm 100% maybe some of the time.
  19. Smoke it. Pulled pulk.

    Smoke it. Pulled pulk.
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    I would be totally up for a NCT hang where hiking...

    I would be totally up for a NCT hang where hiking is the main course. I'd love to get an introduction to that trail from someone who can point out the ins and outs of it. I would be unavailable the...
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    I think I ever so slightly prefer the the feel of...

    I think I ever so slightly prefer the the feel of Hexon 1.6 fabric over the 1.7. They are both great, though, and for the money, this is a fantastic deal.
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    That's one thing about that section in the...

    That's one thing about that section in the National Forest west of Medford near Jerry Lake. It is a nice trail and is very well maintained, but it takes a long time to dry out in spring/early summer.
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    That is on my radar to get up to the NCT this...

    That is on my radar to get up to the NCT this year. How are the trail conditions in Apr/May? Is there a gap between the spring thaw muck and the arrival of bug season?
  24. Question - I have the first version of the Tensa,...

    Question - I have the first version of the Tensa, without the grooves and just recently purchased a tensa solo conversion kit. However, the kit parts have the grooves in it, like the most recent...
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    The Mountain Goat mesh skins are very easy to...

    The Mountain Goat mesh skins are very easy to slide on and off of my sil poly tarps. I have the single piece MG skins, and I greatly prefer them to the HH double skins. The doubles tend to slide...
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    At home, with the tensa stand, I hook the...

    At home, with the tensa stand, I hook the continuous loop directly to the stand on the head end, and a heavy duty tree strap with a climbing carabiner connected with a marlin spike hitch at the other...
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    173381 Jan in south FL.

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    Jan in south FL.
  28. Would a dog need to be leashed or could they be...

    Would a dog need to be leashed or could they be free range? My girl, Moka lives for off-leash activities.
  29. My prior experience at Black River State Forest...

    My prior experience at Black River State Forest was that water was hard to find. Thinking about going to the Jones Springs area in the national forest.
  30. Good trails in WI for Snowshoe, pulk, dispersed camping?

    Finally built a pulk yesterday and ordered snowshoes today with my REI dividend. So, before all this snow melts, where are some good trails right now in WI for snowshoe pulking?
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    I'd like some feedback on my winter outing plan...

    I'd like some feedback on my winter outing plan with my pup tent in a few days. I'm hoping to use my pup tent for the first time with my 85 lb lab who has a nice thick coat and enjoys long winter...
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    I have a double layer Sparrow with both overcover...

    I have a double layer Sparrow with both overcover and net. It is a VERY comfy hammock, and works well in a wide range of situations. If a person was gram-counting, it isn't the lightest one. If I...
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    It is great system and it all works together very...

    It is great system and it all works together very well. It is easy, fast, light and packs small. The Dutch hook at the first side, and the wasp on the second side is really brilliant. Zing it is...
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    I have a couple of questions about this system:...

    I have a couple of questions about this system:
    1) Can you pitch tarps in a variety of ways for conditions such as warm, dry night or a cold, wet night, porch mode, etc?
    2) Does this require one...
  35. I grew up in se SoDak. Don't remember...

    I grew up in se SoDak. Don't remember encountering any backcountry public places in that corner of the state. Our goto spot to get away was the Black Hills. I had friends with private property near...
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    Copenhagen May 5 - May 9

    I'm going to have a few days in Copenhagen May 5 - 9 to be on my own. I'm wondering about getting out on hiking trails that are available by public transportation. It looks like Sweden is easily...
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    Will an 85 lb lab fit?

    Will an 85 lb lab fit?
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    Thank you for the Jonathon Dickinson suggestion. ...

    Thank you for the Jonathon Dickinson suggestion. I hammocked two nights there on Mon and Tue night. I had a bug net, but could have left it behind, although it gives me a couple of degrees of...
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    Thanks for the tip on Jonathon Dickinson SP. I'm...

    Thanks for the tip on Jonathon Dickinson SP. I'm going to aim for that. I don't think it is in the cards for me to make it all the way to HangCon. That's just a little too far. Sounds like a jolly...
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    2 nights in S. Florida

    In a couple weeks, I'm headed to the Miami area. I'll have 2 nights where I'd love to find a place to hang within a 2 hour drive of Kendall. I've had some physical issues and can maybe hike 5-6 miles...
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    Recently used the Dream Hammock Sleeve Sack...

    Recently used the Dream Hammock Sleeve Sack to swallow my UQ, hammock and Cave Creek Pet Palace. That really speeds up the set up and take down with those three pieces of gear. Last trip was a kayak...
  42. Be aware also that a flood like this will likely...

    Be aware also that a flood like this will likely bring down a lot of trees which will make paddling difficult or dangerous until they get cleaned up.
  43. This is going to really suck for everyone...

    This is going to really suck for everyone downstream, esp. with additional rain rolling through today. Not only in the Kickapoo River Valley, but also the Madison area, where additional rain is...
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    My lab sleeps way better in the Cave Creek Pet ...

    My lab sleeps way better in the Cave Creek Pet Palace than she does in her own small tent or roaming free.

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  45. Taco incident was my own fault. I had tried all...

    Taco incident was my own fault. I had tried all of the gear individually, but hadn't put it all together on a test run. Also, I was rushing to avoid the mosquito swarm when setting up, twisted the...
  46. Used the Tensa on a recent kayak camping trip on...

    Used the Tensa on a recent kayak camping trip on the Namekagon River. I was with my dog and using the Cave Creek Pet Palace. Generally worked well, but two things I need to improve.

    1. I taco'd...
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    167310 167311 Cave Creek Pet Palace

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    Cave Creek Pet Palace
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    I get what the OP is asking. If the thing that...

    I get what the OP is asking. If the thing that reduces loft is the compressing and uncompressing and that is all there is to it, then it would make sense to keep it in a compressed state when getting...
  49. With the lineloc on the ridgeline, it doesn't...

    With the lineloc on the ridgeline, it doesn't take long to put it on there. I'd hate to have it get caught and rip something, esp. when the bugnet is attached, so I'm taking mine off and putting it...
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    I'm fortunate to have a cedar closet in my...

    I'm fortunate to have a cedar closet in my upstairs, the warmest and driest part of my house. That is where I'm storing quilts and hammocks.
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