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  1. Thank you and welcome to the forums.

    Thank you and welcome to the forums.
  2. I know there are many redwoods protected from...

    I know there are many redwoods protected from climbers by specific laws but there are some that are perfectly legal to climb. Hopefully next summer I will be able to join a group of climbers that...
  3. I luckily found out that silnylon deflects goose...

    I luckily found out that silnylon deflects goose turd-bombs quite well. And it wipes off without a stain! :lol:
  4. HA! SERIOUSLY! The branches on that tree are...

    HA! SERIOUSLY! The branches on that tree are bigger than most trees here in Minnesota, hahaha.
  5. OH... MY... GRACIOUSNESS!!! That photo is...

    OH...
    MY...
    GRACIOUSNESS!!!

    That photo is insane! ADKrella thank you for sharing it. Seriously, what an absolutely beautiful tree. Climbing a redwood (or maybe that is a sequoia?) is #1 on my...
  6. Haha, thanks guys. After showing the video to my...

    Haha, thanks guys. After showing the video to my fellow employees I realized that a medical background is required to fully appreciate the jokes but I am happy that you all still found humor in it!
  7. If you don't hammock safely this is what will happen...

    DISCLAIMER: This video is a farce created to make you laugh out loud.

    ckwRdQoR0yg
    Direct Link: http://youtu.be/ckwRdQoR0yg

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    The events in the video were created for your amusement :lol:....
  8. Went up North last weekend (14-15-16) with a...

    Went up North last weekend (14-15-16) with a climbing friend to scout the ice conditions and do some backpacking. To our surprise there was plenty of ice to climb!!!
    ...
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    Huh, I guess I haven't been on that trail then....

    Huh, I guess I haven't been on that trail then. THERE ARE SO MANY FREAKING TRAILS EVERYWHERE! I love it. I will have to check it out ASAP.
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    :lol: Hey stairguy where is the access point...

    :lol:

    Hey stairguy where is the access point to the trail in Belleplain?
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    Hey Gravity I too am quite obsessed with the...

    Hey Gravity I too am quite obsessed with the "S24O" (I never heard it called that, is that actually a term used by other outdoorsman or did you just make it up? I like it). I would much rather go on...
  12. That was the plan! Thanks for the compliment.

    That was the plan! Thanks for the compliment.
  13. Two trips ago I dropped the lens cap for my...

    Two trips ago I dropped the lens cap for my wife's camera. I tried replacing it quick so she wouldnt notice but I failed and she doesnt trust me with her camera anymore haha.
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    That is awesome that your kid stayed asleep all...

    That is awesome that your kid stayed asleep all night, looks like he is already a professional hammocker and I am happy to see the patches of snow because that means winter is just around the bend!...
  15. :lol: my laugh was louder than that joke likely...

    :lol: my laugh was louder than that joke likely deserved but I just enjoyed it so much, hahaha.
  16. Thanks guys! Unfortunately that lucky goose got...

    Thanks guys! Unfortunately that lucky goose got away unscathed, haha.
  17. A Windy & Goosy Tree Camping Adventure - The OPPOSITE Of Ultra Light!

    http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj212/treefoolclimbing/Posts/post%20treecamp/DSC01908small_zps565788a8.jpg

    Yup. That is a 90L backpack stuffed to the brim with 3 ropes, harness, climbing...
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    it looks professional! I think a lot of people...

    it looks professional! I think a lot of people don't realize how much planning goes into a DIY project. Doesn't it feel great to have 2 years of planning workout?
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    Dude, are you still alive!? I hope you just...

    Dude, are you still alive!?

    I hope you just decided to forgo electronics because you were enjoying the trip so much rather than you getting hit by a car or something! Give us an update!
  20. Hahaha! When tree camping it doesnt matter much...

    Hahaha! When tree camping it doesnt matter much because both sides feel exposed but when we were rock climbing the outer side has way better views so Jake earned that spot since he helped me carry my...
  21. gmcttr I know! haha. Trust me, when I climb I am...

    gmcttr I know! haha. Trust me, when I climb I am a lot smoother, faster, and more efficient. That was Jake's first time using a RAD system. He gave me permission to use the footage because I never...
  22. Assuming the weather stays above freezing next...

    Assuming the weather stays above freezing next week I will be taking the wife on her first tree camping adventure to do a review with me. She is super critical about comfort so I am excited to see...
  23. It is weird how quickly the fear of heights...

    It is weird how quickly the fear of heights dissipates once hanging on the ledge. Believe it or not but heights terrify me. When I was rappelling over the edge at Section 13 it felt like I was...
  24. FINISHED my two person tree camping portaledge--> comfort of a hammock, roomy as a tent!

    This project has been a LONG time in the making. I spent two solid months researching everything I needed to know before I even began ordering materials. The portaledge took me a week to sew and the...
  25. Two Minnesotan friends hammocking dangerously with a double portaledge!!!

    http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj212/treefoolclimbing/Posts/post%20treecamp/post%20Gear/DIY%20Double%20Portaledge/zpic3_zps1738cb1b.png

    Haha I FINALLY convinced one of my friends to go tree...
  26. Your video got me psyched for my trip to the SHT...

    Your video got me psyched for my trip to the SHT this weekend! Temperance river is my favorite summer river on the north shore. Thanks for the video!
  27. So the official dates are Thursday January 15th...

    So the official dates are Thursday January 15th to Sunday January 18th and this will not change? Do most people show up on Saturday or is there already a good crowd by Thursday night?
  28. You should definitely give it a shot! My wife...

    You should definitely give it a shot! My wife enjoys rock climbing but anything beyond 60 feet terrifies her senseless. When I took her tree climbing for the first time she was asking me if she could...
  29. Hahahahaha! The fact that I had to re-read your...

    Hahahahaha! The fact that I had to re-read your post three times before I finally got it made me laugh even harder. NICE ONE!
  30. Thanks for the compliments gentlemen. I cant wait...

    Thanks for the compliments gentlemen. I cant wait to see what you think of the double ledge!
  31. I think my sewing skills might finally be at the...

    I think my sewing skills might finally be at the level necessary to take on a task like that! Shh, don't tell my wife I already have plans for my next project. Haha.
  32. Redstix, what if I prefer winter!?!? No bugs,...

    Redstix, what if I prefer winter!?!?

    No bugs, and no sweaty clothes! BRING ON THE SNOW!
  33. TonyYarusso for president!? You got my vote. ...

    TonyYarusso for president!? You got my vote.


    If we are switching up the location lets make sure we can't hear any busy roads. Nothing worse than getting out in the middle of nowhere and then...
  34. Redstix I accept the title of Jedi-portaledge...

    Redstix I accept the title of Jedi-portaledge master! I really don't think you guys would believe how much time I have been putting into these latest hammock iterations. I need a long backpacking...
  35. Portaledge!? Building my framed hammock and expedition rainfly!

    First I need to say thank you to everyone who has helped me finish this project! I received helped on many topics from my sewing machine malfunction to the materials that I used. I also wanted to...
  36. Truehart. I appreciate your help! I decided to...

    Truehart. I appreciate your help! I decided to trust your experience and added a few inches of length which will make life a lot more confortable for me.

    Your advice was just in time as the...
  37. "spreader bar above you" Now that is truly...

    "spreader bar above you"

    Now that is truly thinking outside of the box! I have done a lot of research over the past two weeks in preparation for the double ledge that I plan to build and have read...
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    HAHAHAHA... Haha. Seriously, that takes...

    HAHAHAHA...

    Haha.

    Seriously, that takes confidence to post a video like this. I love the idea. Since I started using a pee bottle last winter I have never camped without one so I hope this...
  39. It bent inwards. Imagine looking from the top...

    It bent inwards. Imagine looking from the top down at the frame and it formed an hour glass shape. No pics.

    I have found an aluminum store online that I might purchase from with pretty good...
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    I am glad that you got to see the road without...

    I am glad that you got to see the road without traffic! Last week it took us two whole hours to get to Logan Pass because of all the construction. That took away from the awesomeness a bit.
  41. SkyPainter, I am jealous that you have so many...

    SkyPainter, I am jealous that you have so many skydives under your belt. I went skydiving once (greatest valentines day present in the entire history of presents!) but my ears didn't pop and about...
  42. Ok, I swear that I replied to this thread already...

    Ok, I swear that I replied to this thread already but I am either blind today or HF didn't accept my post. My only suggestion for the trip this year is to have it on a weekend that I don't work....
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    GNP is amazing! I hope you fit it in your...

    GNP is amazing! I hope you fit it in your schedule to visit the Pitamakan pass!
  44. Shug, your video makes me yearn for the North...

    Shug, your video makes me yearn for the North Shore!
  45. I am glad I could help! Who knows, a future trip...

    I am glad I could help! Who knows, a future trip may require a sub one pound hammock again which will of course force me into improving my old system.



    It is now fact. I am a hammocker even...
  46. Ha, yes! I sleep with a pile of food a foot away...

    Ha, yes! I sleep with a pile of food a foot away from my noggin, haha. But I live in MN and never hang a bear bag anyways so no worries!
  47. Huzza! That is a fantastic idea! It is hard to...

    Huzza! That is a fantastic idea! It is hard to explain without pictures but I had originally planned to chop the original leg as short as possible (so that my back doesn't hit it) and getting rid of...
  48. Thanks! I definitely don't want my straps failing...

    Thanks! I definitely don't want my straps failing from a simple bump! Haha.

    PTAaron, it is usually the exact opposite! After spending an entire night in the tree when I wake up I usually have zero...
  49. Glad I could help. For the platform...

    Glad I could help.



    For the platform hammock? Not yet. I will likely post the plans on TREEfool.com in the future but I am currently infused in building my portaledge.
  50. RedStix are you talking about this hammock: ...

    RedStix are you talking about this hammock:

    http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj212/treefoolclimbing/Posts/post%20treecamp/post%20Gear/DSC00504_zps593fe2b8.jpg

    If so, I don't remember posting...
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