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  1. What a beautiful area, with some stunning views. ...

    What a beautiful area, with some stunning views. Thanks for sharing.
  2. Thanks PC&C, thankfully she didn't get hurt until...

    Thanks PC&C, thankfully she didn't get hurt until the second to last day and we didn't have far to go to get out, I just carried everything on the portages and she used a paddle as a cane. :)
    That...
  3. Thanks Sturgeon. I seems like you can't swing a...

    Thanks Sturgeon. I seems like you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a nice site in that park. Believe it or not my wife is still having some trouble with her foot, turn out she tore a muscle,...
  4. Because with an UQP and breathable UQ the...

    Because with an UQP and breathable UQ the insulation itself is still able to breath and if it does condense in the insulation it will dry faster, there is also the possibility that it will condense...
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    I actually laughed out loud. :lol:

    I actually laughed out loud. :lol:
  6. Finally made our pizza order. Liz will be around...

    Finally made our pizza order. Liz will be around for the festivities but will not be camping out.
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    Check out THIS THREAD...

    Check out THIS THREAD, I didn't cut the fabric but folded it, took a bit of work to make it useful, but I'll be sleeping in it this weekend at the Mi winter hang.
  8. Thread: 20* Renegade

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    Congratulations, I've had my eye on one of these...

    Congratulations, I've had my eye on one of these for a while, just can't muster up the courage to pull the trigger. I know the UGQ folks do fine work.
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    Get a Juki, can probably get a refurbished one...

    Get a Juki, can probably get a refurbished one that will last forever.
  10. Thanks DuctTape, I hadn't been there since maybe...

    Thanks DuctTape, I hadn't been there since maybe 2000-2002-ish was definitely worth the return.


    A fine trip indeed. Thank you.


    Didn't have much time to film while out there so it's little...
  11. Video: Paddling Algonquin Prov. Park 2015

    This is from last July and I just got around to finishing the video. This was a 7 day trip that all looked quite reasonable from the comfort of a desk chair, but the time to cover that much ground...
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    Well done man, that looks super comfy. Thanks for...

    Well done man, that looks super comfy. Thanks for sharing.
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    Also not one for fuses, but I made the tie outs...

    Also not one for fuses, but I made the tie outs on my wife's tarp with replaceable zing-it loops if by some series of unfortunate events that loop became worn or broken I could replace it quite...
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    I'm curious if it broke as a function of the cold...

    I'm curious if it broke as a function of the cold or a function of the load. If cold was the critical factor and you typically camp in very cold weather then another option may be more desirable. ...
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    This is my current setup, its quick and simple. ...

    This is my current setup, its quick and simple. I had been using the Hansen way for years a method I also found to work well.

    _9wH6ONGSu8
  16. I've undone a locked brummel before but it's a...

    I've undone a locked brummel before but it's a PITA and not worth the effort, you could however larks head your whoopie at the MSH then the loop could be (momentarily) as large as you like.
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    I made one that was largely inspired by the TED...

    I made one that was largely inspired by the TED BUG NET design(see this LINK too). I found that sometimes I prefer to not have the "cap" shut on it and leave it open on the top, helps with the...
  18. Maybe a UCR is the answer. See video below. ...

    Maybe a UCR is the answer. See video below.

    _9wH6ONGSu8
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    I got a Stormy Kromer hat from my folks, I'm just...

    I got a Stormy Kromer hat from my folks, I'm just starting to get it broke in, but I quite like it.
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    Thanks so much briana26. :)

    Thanks so much briana26. :)
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    You're welcome, always happy to hear that people...

    You're welcome, always happy to hear that people are finding it useful.
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    It was probably 5 or6 years ago now that my wife...

    It was probably 5 or6 years ago now that my wife and I hiked the lake shore trail (not sure if thats the actual name), started at lake of the clouds, hiked down to Lk. S. then along the lake shore to...
  23. Merry Christmas Shug, and I wish you all the best...

    Merry Christmas Shug, and I wish you all the best in 2016.
  24. You mean a note like this? :lol::lol: But change...

    You mean a note like this? :lol::lol: But change it from parking to hanging, (the blurred part is referenced in the thread title).

    http://aattp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/truck15n-1-web.jpg
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    Looking good! :thumbup:

    Looking good! :thumbup:
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    Such an obvious solution would have never...

    Such an obvious solution would have never occurred to me. :)
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    How do you keep correct tension on the tarp if...

    How do you keep correct tension on the tarp if its connected to hammock suspension? Seems like when you load the hammock the straps move a bunch and the tarp would either sag or get really...
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    Well done. :thumbup:

    Well done. :thumbup:
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    Thats a good idea, a built in crash pad just in...

    Thats a good idea, a built in crash pad just in case. :)
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    :lol::lol::lol:

    :lol::lol::lol:
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    If I were out camping thats exactly what I'd do....

    If I were out camping thats exactly what I'd do.



    Maybe we could have like a viking burial, send them out on a raft and shoot a flaming arrow at them. :D
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    What are you, the hammock whisperer? I'm sure...

    What are you, the hammock whisperer? I'm sure that's exactly what it was trying to tell me. :)
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    Prolly just gonna steel the ridge line and other...

    Prolly just gonna steel the ridge line and other goodies off of it and put her out to pasture.



    Only had one layer where it failed, but that's also the same layer I had melted a bunch of holes...
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    I may just go standard issue hammock for the...

    I may just go standard issue hammock for the replacement. Pretty boring, I know. :)


    Yeah, it could have been worse had it failed while sleeping.


    I may just make it spreader bar capable,...
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    Catastrophic hammock FAIL!

    Through no fault of its own, my daily driver finally gave up the ghost. This hammock has hundreds of nights in it and has had numerous mods to it through the years, not the least of which were a...
  36. I might have done that wrong,but my name is on...

    I might have done that wrong,but my name is on the list. :).

    Mrs. Red might be interested if they do the cabin thing again.
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    2016 MICHIGAN WINTER HANG!

    Well, it seems that winter may never get here but it is that time of the year!

    Pack up your downy goodness, dust off your snowshoes, and bring a big appetite...
  38. I'm in. Hope we get some snow.

    I'm in. Hope we get some snow.
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    Good to see/hear from you MM, welcome back. :)

    Good to see/hear from you MM, welcome back. :)
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    Even if you don't use a ridgeline to set your...

    Even if you don't use a ridgeline to set your hangle its worth it to have around to hang stuff from.
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    If you used a wide enough piece of fleece you...

    If you used a wide enough piece of fleece you could pin it to the edges of the quilt with a safety pin or something??
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    Lovely spot Bill, thanks for sharing and good on...

    Lovely spot Bill, thanks for sharing and good on ya for gett'n out.
  43. And if you're just hanging your tarp with them...

    And if you're just hanging your tarp with them the knot you chose will be just fine.
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    I think you'd be better served with a UCR sort or...

    I think you'd be better served with a UCR sort or arrangement and possibly incorporate the soft shackle into the tail of the ucr, plus it would be adjustable like a prusik. I also share your concern...
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    I even iron sil nylon to hem tarps etc just keep...

    I even iron sil nylon to hem tarps etc just keep the heat low, one tip that seems to help is that I iron on a piece of wood not the ironing board so that it puts a better crease in the fabric.
  46. Poll: I prefer a net sock/cocoon. A fair amount of my...

    I prefer a net sock/cocoon. A fair amount of my hammocking is done out of bug season so integrated isn't required, and if you need to adjust your UQ or something its inside the sock with you so no...
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    Thanks PG, you're pretty handy yourself in the...

    Thanks PG, you're pretty handy yourself in the knot and cordage department. :)
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    Check again, I had to repost the video because of...

    Check again, I had to repost the video because of a spelling error in the title, it should be squared away now.
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    So far that has not been my experience. This...

    So far that has not been my experience. This isn't under the sort of tension that the hammock suspension is under, it gets tight on it but not crazy tight. Also, the tension is released from the...
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    Diamond Ring Tarp Suspension

    Just got bored with my old tarp suspension so I'm going this route for a while. You could really use any kind of knot to make a small loop it really is just there to keep the line from slipping off...
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