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    Having had the pleasure of walking with Adam for...

    Having had the pleasure of walking with Adam for most of his attempt (he had to catch me first and I made him work at it!,) I have to say it was not an easy decision for him to get off the trail. I...
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    The BBO is a great topcover - I should know, I...

    The BBO is a great topcover - I should know, I designed it! :lol:
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    PM for a question

    PM for a question
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    Yes. :lol:

    Yes. :lol:
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    Underquilt. As others have said, you only need a...

    Underquilt. As others have said, you only need a tarp when it rains but you need insulation all the time. They are also a lot more difficult to make, whereas a tarp can be made from a roll of...
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    Sorry I had to bug out so early - I had to sand...

    Sorry I had to bug out so early - I had to sand some floors back in Duluth. You were snoring when I went past at 6:30, I hope the change to those trees I pointed out helped with the wind, I never got...
  7. Thread: The Big Move.....

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    At least you should have decent cell reception at...

    At least you should have decent cell reception at the new office! You will have to use your Wifi on your phones and tether your laptops if you don't have full-on internet at the shop, that's what I...
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    Lake Superior Watershed

    People, anyone in the area get out in the next two or three days, and camp near a waterfall. The weather is beautiful, the snowpack is melting fast, and waterfalls are going to be full on a west or...
  9. Thread: Recommendation?

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    I don't believe that the hammock will be a...

    I don't believe that the hammock will be a "massive contraption." The pod, probably - but I'm pretty sure the hammock will be the exact opposite. ;) Can you imagine HammockGear, or Adam himself,...
  10. Thread: Recommendation?

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    You may have already seen an early prototype, if...

    You may have already seen an early prototype, if he goes the way he said he is. You just didn't know it at the time. ;) But you know the "crow," he changes his mind frequently. :rolleyes::lol: ...
  11. Thread: Recommendation?

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    How is he supposed to get those projects done if...

    How is he supposed to get those projects done if everyone is calling him to talk? LOL, he always has 5 or 10 things going at once in his brain. His -15 UQ is DA BOMB!:thumbup1: Pods have a limited...
  12. That, and the Dewars. ;)

    That, and the Dewars. ;)
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    I am 99% on this. My relatives live a mile away...

    I am 99% on this. My relatives live a mile away up the lake. The lake is frozen, but there is absolutely no snow right now. You can x-country ski on the lake. :rolleyes:
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    Lurking on this one, thanks to a "heads up" from...

    Lurking on this one, thanks to a "heads up" from a good friend. I sold all my winter underquilts last year, so I hope to have some kind of kludged gear figured out by then. But I should make it,...
  15. Nice tarp, I own two 1.1 oz versions. This should...

    Nice tarp, I own two 1.1 oz versions. This should be simple to fix for anyone who can sew, and it makes a great group tarps on the bwca. If nobody bites in a week, pm me. I am showing restraint. ...
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    Is it just my Droid, or was the audio and video...

    Is it just my Droid, or was the audio and video sync slightly off? Another great video, but you were worrying me the way you were tossing that burrow around with that tiki torch right behind...
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    Welcome from another 'sconi!'

    Welcome from another 'sconi!'
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    I think the thing that most people do is try to...

    I think the thing that most people do is try to make the UQ look like it fits good while the hammock is empty. That is the wrong thing to do. The hammock body should actually be pulled up by the...
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    Beep, you must be a "cold" sleeper, some people...

    Beep, you must be a "cold" sleeper, some people just are. I had my summer incubator/summer Burrow down to 16* on the AT in early April. I had my down vest and my 1.0 UnderArmor baselayer on inside...
  20. Love it! A highlight reel, with some of my...

    Love it! A highlight reel, with some of my favorite moments from your videos. Should have put the part where you were crossing the Linville River, and realized you were not on the shallow part of...
  21. Thread: Hammock Hate

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    :lol::lol::lol::lol: Rose-colored glasses? ...

    :lol::lol::lol::lol:

    Rose-colored glasses? Filled with Woodford Reserve Maple Wood Finish? :laugh:
  22. Thread: Hammock Hate

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    I don't know, puking over the side of a hammock...

    I don't know, puking over the side of a hammock is better than puking on the floor of a tent. ;):lol:

    It's impossible to cowboy camp with a hammock, but I get to look up at stars every night that...
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    Austrians! What will they think of next?

    An apartment for hammocks?
  24. Thread: re-fluffing down?

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    I have personally used these...

    I have personally used these on some down items that I was having trouble re-lofting after a couple months of humidity/sweat/dampness on the AT. They worked wonders! I have used tennis balls as...
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    I made a double layer ripstop top quilt/bag liner...

    I made a double layer ripstop top quilt/bag liner and used it for a couple weeks when it was real humid with a phoenix UQ underneath. The ripstop top quilt worked great on it's own, but it hasn't...
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    Another excellent production! You truly are a...

    Another excellent production! You truly are a master with the videos.

    For all the rest of you, didn't you know that Gingers are actually our alien overlords, and are just here to make sure we...
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    Burrows are differential cut.

    Burrows are differential cut.
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    The amount of stress needed to make a sewn edge...

    The amount of stress needed to make a sewn edge fail is less than a taped/sewn, glued/sewn, glued or taped edge. When testing, a sewn edge ALWAYS ripped in the same spot - at the sewn edge. Glue...
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    BTW, thanks to WV for getting me started on my...

    BTW, thanks to WV for getting me started on my cuben quest. :D He was a huge help when I started looking into cuben to make stuff sacks, and then I went all crazy and made a tarp. Couldn't have...
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    I have been using a cuben tarp that I built with...

    I have been using a cuben tarp that I built with another member since the start of my thru-hike. I have had no issues. If you get a hole in a cuben tarp, it can be patched easily with tape. The...
  31. Q! Haven't heard from you in awhile. Miss ya! ...

    Q! Haven't heard from you in awhile. Miss ya!

    My dad was a fisherman, I grew up in a sailing community, and was in scouts from the time I was 7. Lots of knot tying. Plus I had to learn to...
  32. Thread: smokies

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    Keep in mind that you have to stay in the...

    Keep in mind that you have to stay in the shelters if they are not full. You can stealth, which isn't that hard to do but highly frowned upon by the ATC ridge runners, or just keep walking til you...
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    Too bad I have a commitment with the AT, or I...

    Too bad I have a commitment with the AT, or I would be there.

    Have fun, guys. It is not a very rigorous hike, and the hanging at Porcupine lake was fantastic. I'm also glad that you eventually...
  34. Thread: Field Testing....

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    His base was actually around 8.5, can't remember...

    His base was actually around 8.5, can't remember the exact number. His total pack is under 15 with food and water. I was at 13.79 starting base, but I didn't have his super secret double probation...
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    When one of these stormcrow quilts gets in your...

    When one of these stormcrow quilts gets in your pack, it actually lightens your pack! How did you guess the secret?

    Hey Thorwren, glad you got him up the hill in the fog, and glad you got out of...
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    I'm keeping mine on my blog. Hard to make...

    I'm keeping mine on my blog. Hard to make entries from the trail, the smart phone has some issues posting in my blog at times but I will be doing so at every stop along the way. Holed up in...
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    Close this thread, keeping the Spinn. Offer...

    Close this thread, keeping the Spinn. Offer withdrawn.
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    Sorry, getting ready for my thru and I didn't...

    Sorry, getting ready for my thru and I didn't catch the question. The width of the roll is 60". If it does not sell in the next two days, it is being taken off the for sale forum, as I will be on...
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    If you like knot bones, you would like these from...

    If you like knot bones, you would like these from Dutch:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnZBKpCPXhs
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    I am in contact with the Outdoor Editor for a...

    I am in contact with the Outdoor Editor for a newspaper, and he WILL be doing a story on hammock camping. I have given him some contacts with the powers-that-be here on HF (since I will be on the...
  41. Keeping the Terra 60 as a loaner pack. Mods,...

    Keeping the Terra 60 as a loaner pack. Mods, please close this thread.
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    Welcome back, Troll! Getting ready to do my own...

    Welcome back, Troll! Getting ready to do my own thru, and loved your video montage.
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    Cut it with a hot knife (you can use a soldering...

    Cut it with a hot knife (you can use a soldering iron in a pinch and if you are only doing smaller cuts,) then roll the seam. My $.02.
  44. Price dropped on the Terra 60.

    Price dropped on the Terra 60.
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    It is the .75 oz. Spinn. It is waterproof, the...

    It is the .75 oz. Spinn. It is waterproof, the reason it is being sold is because I decided to go Cuben for my tarps and I need to recoup some of the cost to help pay for the cuben. I just cut a...
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    20 yds. Spinntex fabric

    I purchased 20 yards of Gray Spinn (it has a slight greeen-ish cast to it) to make some tarps from Sailmakers Supply at $11.62/yd plus shipping, but decided to go another way. I have 20 yards on a...
  47. Momentum 3-season Incubator, BBO topcover, JRB Bridge Hammock, North Face Terra 60

    Need to fund my thru-hike, selling a few more items. I hate to let these go, but I need the cash.

    A foliage green outer, black inner 3-season incubator, 2 oz. overstuff - made from Momentum 90. ...
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    All quilts are sold! Mods, please close this...

    All quilts are sold! Mods, please close this thread!
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    Price dropped on the Katahdin - now $180, shipped.

    Price dropped on the Katahdin - now $180, shipped.
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    Hey, who said you could overstuff my quilt?:lol:

    Hey, who said you could overstuff my quilt?:lol:
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