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    I knew if I just asked I'd get an informed...

    I knew if I just asked I'd get an informed answer. Thanks!

    This IS HF
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    6 miles. hmmm I wonder what the bury would be...

    6 miles. hmmm

    I wonder what the bury would be on a pair of 3 mile long whoopies? :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: I have to give the nod to Tom at HH. I've never...

    I have to give the nod to Tom at HH. I've never owned or even tried one of his hammocks, but I use to have his site bookmarked, and I'd go there and dream.

    Found Just Jeff then HF. After that and...
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    I always attribute my will and ability to climb...

    I always attribute my will and ability to climb up and down that next steep ridge, directly to the fact that I didn't have to get down on my knees to, set camp, sleep on the ground only to wake up...
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    This might seem a little silly or maybe obvious....

    This might seem a little silly or maybe obvious. It was to me.

    I carry Reflectex for a sit pad, with the intent of using in my footbox, but found that stuffing my down jacket under my legs and...
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    The FS thread has been very very good to me. ...

    The FS thread has been very very good to me.

    Be prepared. Know what it is you want, how much it costs new, and mostly how much you are willing to pay used.

    Be relentless. Check FS thread often...
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    As long as there were opportunities to pull off...

    As long as there were opportunities to pull off the trail to mechanically dry gear, I wouldn't bother with synthetics.

    Hydrophobic down doesn't take to wet easily, and regular down covered with...
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    Feels just like losing a really famous relative,...

    Feels just like losing a really famous relative, that you'd never met, but always admired.

    Hey Shug. Thank you for that :closedeyes:
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    Set up and break down times still getting shorter...

    Set up and break down times still getting shorter for me, but I still think when I need shelter fast due to impending weather and equally as much when I break camp in bad weather, it's not a tent but...
  10. Seasoned Full time AT hiker/hanger with plenty of...

    Seasoned Full time AT hiker/hanger with plenty of cash.

    I doubt he was tonking Eno or GT. I wonder which one of our vendors made his kit. I imagine he could have picked up every thing he needed...
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    Wonderful trip. Thanks for taking us with you. ...

    Wonderful trip. Thanks for taking us with you.

    I wonder just how far of a paddle it would take, not to make that, "Well worth the paddle".

    And let me say well done!

    I think we're trying to...
  12. Thread: FREE!!!

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    FS: Same here love one and thanks. Blue for me too!...

    Same here love one and thanks. Blue for me too! PM on the way.
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    Nice hammock and generous offer. Thanks! Mine...

    Nice hammock and generous offer. Thanks!

    Mine happens in deer camp last season. I always go down with my BIL to set his camper up, but I never sleep in it during hunts.

    Last year we had a last...
  14. Thread: Guy Lines

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    Nope. These are it. The best $8.75 you'll spend....

    Nope. These are it. The best $8.75 you'll spend. http://www.dutchwaregear.com/clip-on-tarp-pull-outs.html


    For corner tie-outs, I larkshead a Prussic to the D-rings then run Glowire through the...
  15. Thread: Guy Lines

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    If you splice, want to learn, or don't mind...

    If you splice, want to learn, or don't mind paying to have it done, Lash-it or Zing-it.

    Lawson's Glowire, or any of the others listed above, if you don't.

    I think Tato's Adjustable Tarp Pulls...
  16. I think Ed Speer hoisted his hammy up into the...

    I think Ed Speer hoisted his hammy up into the trees on one of his trips. According to him, it worked ok, but had he known what he learned later, concerning bears, he probably wouldn't have bothered...
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    How about Quilt Hooks? That would be a killer...

    How about Quilt Hooks?

    That would be a killer Mod to make available. :rolleyes:
  18. Thread: Bug Net Ethics

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    Pretty sure our local Health Dept kills more on a...

    Pretty sure our local Health Dept kills more on a yearly basis, than I will ever with my treated bug net. They spray chemicals that are much worse into water ways, and even right down the middle of...
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    If you keep it folded up and in your pack when...

    If you keep it folded up and in your pack when not being used it will last at least 3 months, maybe longer. UV light is what breaks it down during normal use. Even more than getting it wet or washing...
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    Looks too pretty for me to step on. Nice work,...

    Looks too pretty for me to step on. Nice work, but you need to muss it up a bit. :tonguesmilie:
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    That one needs to go back. I'm seeing the way...

    That one needs to go back. I'm seeing the way crooked stitching down wind of the seam separation.

    I guess one really gets picky once you own handmade items, but that stitching down the hem looks...
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    Good to know although I've not heard dogs were...

    Good to know although I've not heard dogs were that sensitive. While most of us know it's poison in liquid form to cats, in agricultural use it's sprayed on just about everything, cows, horses,...
  23. I hear yah. My current form of the Penni Trail...

    I hear yah. My current form of the Penni Trail starts @ the fire tower then uses the Axom branch trail, with a whack from there to where ever on the lake I end up. You'd have to march me at gun point...
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    That's the answer. Tippy toe yourself backwards...

    That's the answer. Tippy toe yourself backwards until your feet are centered under you better then just stand up. Shouldn't even have to use your hands. I've got a left wrist crooked as a dog's hind...
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    That's certainly a choice. What happens when...

    That's certainly a choice. What happens when you'd like to move them around, sew moar?

    HYOH
  26. That's still a great loop, but go east, at least...

    That's still a great loop, but go east, at least to the Firetower. No horses, only foot traffic. Even further east, Nebo Wilderness Area. Share the trail with mountain bikes, but no horses!

    Can...
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    Found out I needed a different pillow for back...

    Found out I needed a different pillow for back than I did for side sleeping. I was of course over thinking it. I carry a small fleecie on most trips. folded up down to about 1' x 2', it works perfect...
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    Sticky: I use these and they work very well.

    I use these and they work very well.
  29. Thread: Tadpole

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    Don't frett! Just because you didn't order the...

    Don't frett! Just because you didn't order the sewn pull outs.

    Dutch sells Tato Gear Adjustable Tarp Pull Outs.

    Best $8.50 you can spend. Killer in high winds and heavy rain. Both used on the...
  30. I'd stay away from the Yukon and purchase the...

    I'd stay away from the Yukon and purchase the cheapest of the other two you can find. Be prepared to seam seal and possibly more, some runs of the Chinooks had problems with consistent coating. Last...
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    Items in stock and same day service IS special...

    Items in stock and same day service IS special for handmade products.

    Thanks guys. Another go to vendor when you need it now!
  32. You might be as cold of a sleeper as I've run...

    You might be as cold of a sleeper as I've run across. Glad the Yeti seems to suit you.

    There can be a bit of a tipping point when using base layers. If they become too restrictive blood is forced...
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    It's a custom 6' x 10'.

    It's a custom 6' x 10'.
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    Out of that curious bunch I'd lean towards the...

    Out of that curious bunch I'd lean towards the MacCat Dlx

    But then again I carry an AHE Toxaway too, which would encourage me to leave the entire list at home, and just take the Tox.

    I use...
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    Its a EGH! Eno Gear Hammock :)

    Its a EGH!

    Eno Gear Hammock :)
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    Take the UQ and vent until needed(an hour or so...

    Take the UQ and vent until needed(an hour or so before you get up)

    Leave the TQ and sub a fleecie or silk bag liner for it. My backside gets cold around 70 but I still stay warmer on top with a...
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    It's sort of a push IMO. Weight vs Coverage vs No...

    It's sort of a push IMO. Weight vs Coverage vs No option to reduce weight. However

    If you need superior bug protection, a net or sock will simply provide more coverage. I don't own a dedicated set...
  38. I use a 3/4 UQ down to the teens. Under 30 I...

    I use a 3/4 UQ down to the teens. Under 30 I stuff my down jacket under my legs. That's always done the trick, I don't have to carry any additional equipment, just make an item that is going to be...
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    I would have avoided the HH, but the Explorer is...

    I would have avoided the HH, but the Explorer is at least sized better for larger folk, than most of Tom's other models.

    I wouldn't count on the HH Diamond tarp enough to bother switching it...
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    I thought there was some dabbling with composite...

    I thought there was some dabbling with composite CF/Silnylon tarps in this style as well. Not sure how they were bonding the two, but it was to provide stronger tie-outs, and with material cost...
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    There have been cameras in back country areas for...

    There have been cameras in back country areas for years. You probably helped pay for and deploy.

    Stunning video. Just when I start thinking about upgrading to GoPro to document a hike, tech just...
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    I would try the hammock when you get it, first...

    I would try the hammock when you get it, first using the tie-outs, then without, and see if you actually experience any increase in comfort, before you start doing a whole lot of modification...
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    I think DP used to offer no RL seam tarps. So at...

    I think DP used to offer no RL seam tarps. So at one time you could buy one.

    I really like the idea. Wish I had.
  44. I started with 35', then ditched the entire rig...

    I started with 35', then ditched the entire rig for one of Dutch's 30' CRL's.

    Unless you can splice, Dutch still does it nice for the price. Included bling sweet deal.
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    I use a single roll closure dry bag as a pack...

    I use a single roll closure dry bag as a pack liner. I do not use CF or compactor bags for this. I take the weight penalty and sleep dry.

    It took a long time to wean myself from all the double...
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    They more stuff sacks I use, the less room I have...

    They more stuff sacks I use, the less room I have in my pack.

    Seems to be a hard fast rule for me.
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    Since its well known bears and most thieving...

    Since its well known bears and most thieving critters can and have learned to defeat most if not all practices of food protection, and even though I don't spend much time in bear country, one point...
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    I'll admit to doing my share of circling. Both...

    I'll admit to doing my share of circling.

    Both TQ and UQ were picked off, after or around 1AM my time.

    You need to be familiar with the product. Know what you want. Be aware of the New price...
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    I've been on this trail quite a bit, but this...

    I've been on this trail quite a bit, but this trip it showed me an entirely different facet. The SBT is the only trail in the Wilderness area that is open only to foot traffic.

    Thanks for the...
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    In the winter in MN you'll want the 0. You can...

    In the winter in MN you'll want the 0. You can vent any UQ for warmer temps. I would however not wish to carry around the additional weight, the rest of the year.

    I'd make myself decide just...
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