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    Same here. Annoying. Why do I need a...

    Same here. Annoying.

    Why do I need a notification that I replied to a thread? That's like your trash can telling you that you just threw a banana peel in it.

    .......waiting for the...
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    +1 to that! @sixty7flh, twenty five days of...

    +1 to that!

    @sixty7flh, twenty five days of riding a bike and camping sounds incredible, man. I do hope you're able to post some pics in July. I'll be watching out for your trip report.

    Knees...
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    Yeah, just measure from connection point to...

    Yeah, just measure from connection point to connection point. The 83% thing is just a good place to start. Everyone is different, and so are hammocks. Play around with the length until you find...
  4. Thread: COGs

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    I got mine yesterday, but haven't had a chance to...

    I got mine yesterday, but haven't had a chance to use them yet. I'm going to polish them up first anyway. The sandblasting did a fantastic job at removing the burrs, but as a result, the finish is...
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    I probably will too, if for no other reason than...

    I probably will too, if for no other reason than price, ha! Plus, my food will get destroyed either way if a bear does get hold of it.




    Oh wow, that's crazy. I wonder if there was any food...
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    Me too :)

    Me too :)
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    I am curious if you used the opsack also. I just...

    I am curious if you used the opsack also. I just recently picked up some opsacks, and use them to line my dry bag that I use for a food bag. The bears can't get to the bag (PCT hang method), so I use...
  8. Glad to hear you're doing well, CB! Being stuck...

    Glad to hear you're doing well, CB! Being stuck in a hospital sucks, but hey... you've got time to learn how to do wheelies in that wheelchair :)
  9. Thread: COGs

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    Sure thing, man. Thanks! I'm itching to play with...

    Sure thing, man. Thanks! I'm itching to play with them :)
  10. Thread: COGs

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    Hmmm, maybe mine will be delivered today. I...

    Hmmm, maybe mine will be delivered today. I ordered on the 10th, and got a shipping notice on the 12th also.

    They sure do look spiffy. Looking forward to playing around with them and finding all...
  11. Mmmm. Bird poop.

    Mmmm. Bird poop.
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    I heard some strange noises, and large rocks...

    I heard some strange noises, and large rocks being bumped around in the middle of one of the nights on my last trip. It was near where my food bag was hung. It was hard to make out the animal sounds...
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    Her poor parents, my goodness. I couldn't...

    Her poor parents, my goodness. I couldn't imagine... my son is my life.
  14. These are two of the main reasons I use them. I...

    These are two of the main reasons I use them. I also use other suspensions, but it's easy to whip a set of whoopies up for a friend.
  15. +1 on Dutch clips. I have the regular ones, but...

    +1 on Dutch clips. I have the regular ones, but JRB has the old school flavor.
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    I use my bandana to wipe it down. Wring it out....

    I use my bandana to wipe it down. Wring it out. Repeat until dry. Shake all the twigs, leaves, etc. off first.

    If it has bird doodies on it, I just undo the tie outs, and shake it like I'm mad at...
  17. Just got a chance to watch them all the way...

    Just got a chance to watch them all the way through. Glad to see the reappearance of pork brains in milk gravy. Mmmmm.

    "..early"
    "EARLY!"

    Thanks for sharing your adventures, and happy...
  18. Thread: Calf ridge

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    I prefer the foot end higher. It seems to help me...

    I prefer the foot end higher. It seems to help me stay diagonal, especially with a tight suspension of an UQ trying to straighten me back out. Maybe it's placebo, but it seems to help.
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    I like simple hammocks, too. Especially since...

    I like simple hammocks, too. Especially since they're easy to make yourself, and the pride that comes along with making your own stuff.

    I would say in general, a simple gathered end is indeed...
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    That's good to hear. Thanks for letting us know.

    That's good to hear. Thanks for letting us know.
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    I think the issue may have just been finishing. I...

    I think the issue may have just been finishing. I have some of the original speed hooks, and there is a decent burr in the holes. As fine as the fibers are on amsteel, it doesn't take much effort...
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    Ridgeline length also... which falls under sag as...

    Ridgeline length also... which falls under sag as noted above by Campdavid. The way the ends are gathered/whipped may play a part as well.

    I currently have a WBBB XLC that has the most calf ridge...
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    Great video!

    Great video!
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    Wow man, those are sweet. Congrats.

    Wow man, those are sweet. Congrats.
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    I have an XLC 1.7 single layer. Got it here on...

    I have an XLC 1.7 single layer. Got it here on the forum. Paid $140, willing to sell for $130 plus shipping, paypal. Used it about three or four times backpacking, and a couple times in the back...
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    Really impressive that all of that comes in under...

    Really impressive that all of that comes in under a pound. That's incredible (remember that show from the 80's?)! Color me jealous.
  27. Below about 80F, my backside will get cool...

    Below about 80F, my backside will get cool without at least something under me. I can get away with laying on something in the hammock, but it's been awhile since I've hung when it's warm out. I...
  28. Great looking quilt, you should be proud of that....

    Great looking quilt, you should be proud of that. I would be.

    As for seam sealing, never heard of that on a quilt (not saying no one does that, just never heard of it). I try to keep my quilts as...
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    I am pretty sure that my trail lair is my most...

    I am pretty sure that my trail lair is my most comfortable hammock. I will never get rid of that thing.

    He does ship things so fast. He was actually on vacation when I ordered mine, and I still...
  30. Goodness. Glad he's okay (relatively). That is...

    Goodness. Glad he's okay (relatively). That is the suck.

    Get well, dude!
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    http://www.arrowhead-equipment.com/store/p356/Tyve...

    http://www.arrowhead-equipment.com/store/p356/Tyvek.html

    http://www.dutchwaregear.com/tyvek.html
  32. I use loops so I can swap out suspensions easily...

    I use loops so I can swap out suspensions easily between hammocks (not an issue if you only have one hammock), to separate wet suspension from the hammock when packing up, and to create a water break...
  33. Did you know that Dutch's hammocks already come...

    Did you know that Dutch's hammocks already come with a cable tie in the channel, just like in the video?

    I maybe should have been more clear, but I use continuous loops in lieu of UCRs, and I...
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    It's a little roomier than it looks. That's a...

    It's a little roomier than it looks. That's a wide UQ (50"), so the edges come up a bit higher than a standard width UQ would. Plus, I couldn't talk her out of packing a lot of things (her first...
  35. No problem. Sharing is caring :)

    No problem. Sharing is caring :)
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    Well, my mom was really warm and comfy in the...

    Well, my mom was really warm and comfy in the cayenne pepper. It's a really well made quilt, and I look forward to trying it out myself. Really pleased with it, no matter who ends up owning it!
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    Ordered an evolution shirt. Gonna rock that bad...

    Ordered an evolution shirt. Gonna rock that bad boy on the trail. Thanks for the discount!
  38. This is my favorite method. ...

    This is my favorite method.
    https://youtu.be/4nU25t8Znx0
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    I put two klemheists on the ridgeline using an...

    I put two klemheists on the ridgeline using an 8-10" piece of cord and use them to position it. Same principle as a ridgeline organizer. You can use a knot of your choice to attach the ends of the...
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    I have used mine as a chair a few times, but have...

    I have used mine as a chair a few times, but have mostly been using it as a gear hammock suspended from the ridgeline of the hammock. Super convenient. I picked mine up last year sometime on a whim...
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    Ha! That may actually happen. I told her she...

    Ha! That may actually happen. I told her she could have the cayenne or my jarbidge, whichever she likes better... kinda hoping she picks the jarbidge, haha! Jk, I'll let her have it as long as she...
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    I received one recently and my mom will be using...

    I received one recently and my mom will be using it over the next few nights on the AT. I am sure it will perform as well as it looks.

    Really great craftsmanship, and it really is a phenomenal...
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    I've been looking at a bear paw minimalist 1 for...

    I've been looking at a bear paw minimalist 1 for a while, and this would pair up nicely with it. Sub $100 makes it attractive.
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    Right there with ya. I was sewing last night. ...

    Right there with ya. I was sewing last night.

    I'm leaving in a few hours to go to Deep Creek Lake, and I made sure to pack a 25' hank of dynaglide and a piece of wire so I can make another set of...
  45. Thread: COGs

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    I don't have a Facebook account. Is a PM...

    I don't have a Facebook account. Is a PM acceptable for communication?

    Mods? Opinion?
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    FS: I'll take it.

    I'll take it.
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    Hogs, frogs, and waterfalls... looked like a good...

    Hogs, frogs, and waterfalls... looked like a good time. You're a goofball (that's a compliment).

    Beautiful place, thanks for sharing.
  48. Totally feasible. I use one of these when it's...

    Totally feasible. I use one of these when it's too warm for a traditional TQ.
    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/shop/quilt-liner-summer-blanket/

    Regular fleece isn't that light and kind of bulky, if...
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    This sums it up for me right here. I enjoy the...

    This sums it up for me right here. I enjoy the fiddle. Sucks a little after when you reach camp after dark and the wind is gusting and it's below freezing, but other than that I don't mind it. I like...
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    Yeah, what he^ said. I abandoned dyneema cord for...

    Yeah, what he^ said. I abandoned dyneema cord for friction knots awhile ago. Zeppelin bend, Alpine butterfly loops and a truckers hitch work okay, and you can get prussiks with extra wraps or...
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