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    I love sleeping without a tarp, its strange to...

    I love sleeping without a tarp, its strange to those who are not used to it, but the stars will put you to sleep so fast, you gotta try it once.
  2. Poll: I can't say I converted folks in western MI but I...

    I can't say I converted folks in western MI but I have talked so many people into switching to hammocks at my store in Troy this year its crazy.
    I gotta see if I can make this one.
  3. Hike and or camp 3 days following Memorial day, any takers?

    I figured this year I would do some camping right after most other folks go back home, I am still trying to plan it, so if you want to get in on the planning let me know.

    I have not picked a spot...
  4. Lucky man, first year is the best part, every...

    Lucky man, first year is the best part, every thing is new and cool, I envy you man, your can only lose your virginity once.
  5. Wow I just checked out that montbell and it is...

    Wow I just checked out that montbell and it is very cool.
  6. What do you think is the coolest thing to come out in the last year for a hammock camper?

    Name just one or pick one in each forum catagory, hell just have at it.
  7. Does anyone in Michigan have plans for a hang or backpacking trip anytime soon?

    I want to get out there asap.
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    I admit I love steam punk, this idea is very...

    I admit I love steam punk, this idea is very cool, it looks great.
    Get one of Pauls Zeppelin UQ, hang a little cockpit under it and you will have the coolest thing in the the trees.
    Who doesn't...
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    I will have a look and see if I can help....

    I will have a look and see if I can help.
    Welcome to the forum.
    What city are you in? Your welcome to join us in this area.
  10. It was great to meet everyone.

    I had a lot of fun on my first winter night in a hammock.
    Thanks to all who set up the trip.
    Thanks to Paul for making breakfast burritos.
    Thanks to Missy for pickjng up the pizza.
    Thanks to...
  11. Diablo 45 and I are on our way, just past mile...

    Diablo 45 and I are on our way, just past mile marker 149.
    BTW not at the wheel.
  12. As you know I work for REI and most stores are...

    As you know I work for REI and most stores are out of winter boots, I have been hearing it from every customer for last 3 weeks.
    "No one has insulated boots, please tell me you have some"
    I would...
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    I said no trade was made, I don't understand what...

    I said no trade was made, I don't understand what you are asking here.
  14. Thread: Boot hammock

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    I do that as well, its just nice and easy to get...

    I do that as well, its just nice and easy to get them in the BH when your in the hammock, a little easier than trying to put them on the ridge line.
  15. Help me talk him into going

    Help me apply peer pressure.

    So my coworker mumblez82 who also works a REI is on the fence about going due to a lack of hammock specific gear, like me he has plenty of winter hiking gear but he is...
  16. Poll: My plan to stay warm

    Is anyone else going with less insulation than needed?

    I only have a 20 UQ and a 30 TQ so I will be bringing other stuff to keep warm in case I need it, I figure I am not the only one who does...
  17. I wouldn't miss this one.

    I just wanted to verify that I am going as diablo45 said.

    So BMWRIDER "Todd" is officially in.
  18. Thread: Boot hammock

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    Thanks for the kind words and the translation.

    Thanks for the kind words and the translation.
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    Yes, I was thinking of modifying the philips...

    Yes, I was thinking of modifying the philips screw driver on one of my multi tools or swill army knives.
    I would be cool to have, and would make a fun project.
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    Marlin spike useful?

    Are hammock lines too thin for the use of a marlin spike?
    I know they are for rigging a sail and other lines on a boat, this may mean the intended use is for heavier line.

    Anyone tried one?
  21. Poll: That would be cool.

    That would be cool.
  22. That stuff works great

    That stuff works great
  23. Poll: That would be very cool. But if its $190...

    That would be very cool.



    But if its $190 its not worth it for me, due to the lack of traction, I have used a lot of snow shoes including the old school laced style and prefer mine with a...
  24. Poll: Great! we love snowshoeing in the dark, my...

    Great! we love snowshoeing in the dark, my coworkers and I have done a lot of snowshoeing in the dark we get between 8 and 15 people when we do it after work so I like the sound of that for sure.
  25. Poll: We will most likely ride up together, so count me...

    We will most likely ride up together, so count me in.
  26. My freind Sam (diablo45) and I may be going but I...

    My freind Sam (diablo45) and I may be going but I am not sure we can commit just yet, we are working on planning the time off and getting the winter hammock gear.
    We have been backpacking for many...
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    I would have been interested for sure but I own...

    I would have been interested for sure but I own an 04 1150 and do not own system cases.
    I would trade for something else.
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    No tade has been made

    No tade has been made
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    I am new at this so forgive me for messing it up...

    I am new at this so forgive me for messing it up but someone PMed me interested in them so I posted that right away.

    I better read the rules for trades

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    Ok read the rules I will have that...
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    Sticky: I like this idea as well

    I like this idea as well
  31. This msr kit work good and the red shows up...

    This msr kit work good and the red shows up against the ground and plant life
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    I am an ultra light backpacker but this quilt is...

    I am an ultra light backpacker but this quilt is mostly for car camping, I have not weighed it but for a heavy shell military sleeping bag after taking off the XXheavy zipper pulls its lighter than I...
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    Yes I own one but only learned how in school 25...

    Yes I own one but only learned how in school 25 yrs ago, so I will have a lot of relearning to do, I can do it just gotta try on a test item.
  34. Do you know the dia of the cord by any chance?...

    Do you know the dia of the cord by any chance?
    Hell I live close to a Meijer, just gotta remember to look, thanks.
  35. Great idea, yes please let me know

    Great idea, yes please let me know
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    Stoves are MSR whisper lite, pocket rocket and...

    Stoves are MSR whisper lite, pocket rocket and one other I can't remember.
    Filters I have a Katadyn hiker, Katadyn Vario and MSR mini works
    GPS has no maps with it but will take any of the topos...
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    Sorry I changed it right away, I did not mean to...

    Sorry I changed it right away, I did not mean to break the rules
  38. Never would have thought of that thanks.

    Never would have thought of that thanks.
  39. This is all so true my friend.

    This is all so true my friend.
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    This seems like the best option, I just gotta...

    This seems like the best option, I just gotta learn how now.
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    Ok I agree, when backpacking this is not a good...

    Ok I agree, when backpacking this is not a good option, I am an UL backpacker, but I also car camp, and I would ouly be using this option when car camping.

    I just ordered a WB superfly, so I would...
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    I may try a conversion

    I may try a conversion
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    Yes I have used a few sleeping bags as TQs, but I...

    Yes I have used a few sleeping bags as TQs, but I own a 35 TQ and prefer the real think, I tend to feel the zipper and find the hood to be annoying when used a TQ
  44. I do plan to give Mat a try.

    I do plan to give Mat a try.
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    I can only sew by hand, and poor hand stitches at...

    I can only sew by hand, and poor hand stitches at that.
    But I am not going for a perfect finished product
  46. Tripping over guylines, where to get high viz?

    I have googled it but I figure you folks know the best place to get high viz or reflective guyline and shock cord.
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    I have not figured out how to remove the snaps...

    I have not figured out how to remove the snaps without tearing the bag yet, the seam seal may work but do you think it would peal off?
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    What to do with snap holes.

    (Added)These snaps are proving to be very hard to remove, I tried to use leatherman pliers to just crush them with no luck, the snaps are all the female side, any suggestions?

    I am trying to...
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    FT: for TQ or sell items

    I am willing to trade items, trades can include more than one item
    Items in green were added

    I have many items I could trade for a 20 TQ
    I have a pair of new Atlas 1225 snow shoes msrp $289
    I...
  50. You would have had to ship it to the UK to have...

    You would have had to ship it to the UK to have the work done, so what did it cost total?

    I own I good number of sleeping bags and would love to do this to a few.
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