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    I’ve wondered about the 12’ hammocks but haven’t...

    I’ve wondered about the 12’ hammocks but haven’t made the jump. I sure do like my Chameleon right now and I’m 6’2” 215lbs. I sleep in it a lot. Maybe if they came in dream-tex fabric I’d go for a...
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    Oh, to be able to ride like them. To old and...

    Oh, to be able to ride like them. To old and fragile now. Crazy incredible skills.
    Watch the Isle of Man film I believe it was on Amazon Prime Video.
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    FS: Has it only been used twice?

    Has it only been used twice?
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    What to bring for the hang?

    What to bring for the hang?
  5. Thread: Synthetic UQs?

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    I have a Cedar Ridge UQ 20į with UP and have been...

    I have a Cedar Ridge UQ 20į with UP and have been happy with it. I have used it in the twenties, and it kept me warm.
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    I’d have some of my grand nieces and nephews use...

    I’d have some of my grand nieces and nephews use my ENO without reservations. For me and the taller kids it would be though an 11’ hammock without a doubt.
  7. Thread: Rude awakening

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    First thought was “Yikes”. Second thought was oh...

    First thought was “Yikes”. Second thought was oh what a tale to be able to tell, “well there was this one time I had a bear knock me outta bed”.
    Had a bear come into our camp one night just after...
  8. Thread: Canoed the BWCA

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    The Cottonwood seeds were a pain while fishing....

    The Cottonwood seeds were a pain while fishing. Our lines kept getting clogged up and sometimes stopped us from being able to reel in. We did ok fishing but didn't eat any. That had to be a sight to...
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    I knew to expect it but it was a shock anyways....

    I knew to expect it but it was a shock anyways. Not the BWCA I remember. But Iíll be back and hopefully not 17 years later. Maybe this fall.
    If thereís some interest here from fellow hangers that...
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    Canoed the BWCA

    After a long stretch of not making, it to the BWCA I got back last week. We headed out of Seagull Lake and used Seagull Outfitters (I recommend them) for our Kevlar canoes. The canoes we got were...
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    What makes a quilt?

    Iíve been pondering quilts lately. I know there are a number of great cottage quilt makers here in the USA. But now I wonder why go with any specific brand. Prices seem relatively similar from what I...
  12. Thread: Suburban living.

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    The other thing is a gas grill it being more on...

    The other thing is a gas grill it being more on the left. I’m so used to seeing them and I just noticed where your located. Weber which is a pretty big name in grills here. I make whole meals on it...
  13. Thread: Suburban living.

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    It’s a small fire pit made from thick plates of...

    It’s a small fire pit made from thick plates of steel. My significant other found a company that makes them. This one has laser cuts of linemen hanging from electric poles. Pretty cool and heavy duty.
  14. Thread: Suburban living.

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    Suburban living.

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    Liveín the good life. Grilling, pups. Oh and my Dutchware Chameleon hiding under the Warbonnet Mountainfly tarp. Another windy day here in Chicagoland. At least no rain in the near future.
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    Sticky: Ditto The patience you must have! Thanks so...

    Ditto
    The patience you must have!
    Thanks so much for sharing.
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    Ipad don’t like this format. If that’s eve the...

    Ipad don’t like this format.
    If that’s eve the right terminology.
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    Had another day too play with my Banyan....

    Had another day too play with my Banyan. Conditions were better. I hung my Mountain Fly tarp up over it and I didn’t see any real issues at a least how I rigged it up. Used the DW beetle buckles for...
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    Hanging the Banyan from a stand.

    Been wanting to play with my Banyan Bridge but the weather here in the Chicago area has been a bit wet. As the mud puddle in my back yard keeps growing into being more like a pond, I've been...
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    jghorton, I'm going to revisit that thread and...

    jghorton, I'm going to revisit that thread and practice again. The site wasn't in optimal condition because of all the rain we've had. I never thought that particular spot would have been as wet and...
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    So finally, the weather was good enough to get...

    So finally, the weather was good enough to get over to a nearby FP. Found a couple of trees not exactly optimal distance apart for a setup, but they were close enough. What a soggy mess it was but we...
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    Shug posted a video on the "It came a day early"...

    Shug posted a video on the "It came a day early" thread. Shows the Thunderfly and Minifly tarps where he set them up over a Ridge Runner About the 5.20 minute mark. Looks very promising.
    I'm hoping...
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    Thanks for posting the video Shug. As usual a...

    Thanks for posting the video Shug. As usual a wealth of knowledge in only 14.5 minutes. And then a bonus music video too. I also bought the tie out poles so that info is gonna help too.
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    I didn't get instructions but I'm gonna copy...

    I didn't get instructions but I'm gonna copy yours. Thanks for posting those. Been trying to get it set up proper and played with but I need to hit the park since none of my trees are close enough...
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    It's here a day early

    So my Banyon came a day early and I had to set it up. Thank goodness I had a little bit of time before dinner, I probably would of gone crazy and yeah for later sunshine. I'll get it out to the park...
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    My Banyon just shipped today. When it gets here...

    My Banyon just shipped today. When it gets here I'll try to set it up ASAP. I have an 11' Mountain Fly which I'm hoping to be able to use. I'll try it first also for just to know. That was ordered...
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    Couldn't resist the urge. I made a bridge to...

    Couldn't resist the urge.
    I made a bridge to try it out. Felt good but it's not one I'd take BP'ing or Camping other than the back yard. So I just now finished ordering the Banyon Bridge from...
  27. Thread: Banyan Bridge

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    Thanks for the all the good news, everyone. The...

    Thanks for the all the good news, everyone. The plan is to use my Cedar Ridge UQ for most of the times, but I also have a Costco quilt I've sewn into an UQ and I have an winter HG Incubator. I'll...
  28. Thread: Banyan Bridge

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    I've been hoping to get a Banyon Bridge. But...

    I've been hoping to get a Banyon Bridge. But right now a bridge specific UQ isn't in my budget since I spent that money on a winter quilt. My question is for you bridge hammockers using quilts not...
  29. Thread: Down booties?

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    Like Norfolk Yeti and somewhat like Shugs idea...

    Like Norfolk Yeti and somewhat like Shugs idea but I bring the coat into the hammock and slide my feet into the foot box of my quilt and then the quilt into the jacket. Only time I've had cold feet...
  30. Harley I'm wondering why the print is so light...

    Harley I'm wondering why the print is so light and hard to read on your post. Very faint, light, anyways really hard to read. I'm interested but I can't tell what it says.
  31. Thread: Banyan Bridge

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    I just got an email today 2/28, that the Bayon...

    I just got an email today 2/28, that the Bayon will be "hopefully out in March"
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    Thats awesome Scouter_Ken Thanks for showing it....

    Thats awesome Scouter_Ken Thanks for showing it. I had planned on making a tarp if I can get enough remanent pieces of material from RSBTR or Dutch. A winter tarp and a Mountainfly styled tarp is...
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    Thanks Shug. Awesome, just what I needed to hear....

    Thanks Shug. Awesome, just what I needed to hear. Does the Velcro really hold together with a stiff wind? I was thinking of using snaps but mainly because I'd get to buy a new tool. I already have...
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    Sewing doors on to a tarp..

    I've been contemplating putting doors on to a tarp I have. In executing this I've wondered how best without making it into a major project but still well done. Should you just hem the doors...
  35. LOL. If you talked to my neighbors you'd of heard...

    LOL. If you talked to my neighbors you'd of heard all about the kook that walks around with a backpack and sleeps in a hammock overnight all year in his backyard. I do enjoy an adult beverage so...
  36. Jamie I wondered the same thing. We didn't...

    Jamie I wondered the same thing. We didn't introduce ourselves to each other. but may have talked. Lot of conversations going on.
  37. Was he wearing a green vest? Sean if thats whom...

    Was he wearing a green vest? Sean if thats whom your thinking of.
  38. I also had a great time and Jayman is right about...

    I also had a great time and Jayman is right about one big family and without that uncle that everyone hoped wouldn’t come. Nick and everyone of you that helped put this together along with the multi...
  39. Doors are a bonus. Thanks for the info.

    Doors are a bonus.
    Thanks for the info.
  40. Never been to one of these yet and with the...

    Never been to one of these yet and with the number of people that are signed up. Are/is there Privies or do we make catholes?
  41. 90Ę a month is too much for this resource?

    90Ę a month is too much for this resource?
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    FS: I'll take the HG quilts per our PM conversations.

    I'll take the HG quilts per our PM conversations.
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    FS: Is the HG bottom quilt an Incubator?

    Is the HG bottom quilt an Incubator?
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    Looking for a loop trail.

    As the summer outdoor work season winds down for me Iíve been on the hunt for loop trail to hike say 5-6 hours from the Chicago area. Iím thinking maybe the Manistee loop trail but sure do like...
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    Ditto Tpatter, my Costco down blanket and an 20...

    Ditto Tpatter, my Costco down blanket and an 20 degree uq got me to 8 degrees. I don't think much lower would of been comfortable. I made one Costco blanket into an underquilt (good to mid...
  46. Thread: 12 nights a year

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    Spending the night in my backyard. Second night...

    Spending the night in my backyard. Second night in my DIY Bic style hammock. Made this one about four inches longer. Next one will be a bit wider. Overall it’s a nice comfy hang. These bridge style...
  47. Moka followed Loonatic around like he had a steak...

    Moka followed Loonatic around like he had a steak in his pocket. All the Pups were great.
  48. I had a good time for what it’s worth. Karla with...

    I had a good time for what it’s worth. Karla with a K did a bang up job and erveryones food was pretty darn yummy.
  49. Hello everybody. I was wondering if anybody was...

    Hello everybody. I was wondering if anybody was bringing a grill up. Ill bring one of my Weber’s if nobody else is bringing a grill up. I’m planning on using it for the Tasty Bites portion of the...
  50. Just signed up. Think I'm paid up as I don't use...

    Just signed up. Think I'm paid up as I don't use PayPal very often. Karla you'll let me know, Yes? Let me know what I can bring up. Drink, food, snacks like chips maybe. Looking forward to this.
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