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    Nice. Chub is a great spot. Haven't visited in at...

    Nice. Chub is a great spot. Haven't visited in at least a year.
  2. Poll: Well said. The art and science of site selection...

    Well said. The art and science of site selection as well as pitch angles, prevailing winds, etc... is less important with a ginormous tarp. I also think many underestimate the coverage of the smaller...
  3. Yes. An UQ is not necessarily warmer than pads,...

    Yes. An UQ is not necessarily warmer than pads, especially ccf. I use ccf exclusively in subzero temps (no UQ). I concur with others it is best to try your system first though. This is true even with...
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    Very nice. Been years since I was there. Need to...

    Very nice. Been years since I was there. Need to go back.
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    Little Todger?

    Little Todger?
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    Nope. ;)

    Nope. ;)
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    Welcome. Quite a few of us here spend time up in...

    Welcome. Quite a few of us here spend time up in the ADKS.
  8. Or try less sag. Shorter hammocks do not need as...

    Or try less sag. Shorter hammocks do not need as much sag, nor require as much of a diagonal lay. As mentioned by others, fabric choice is a major variable too. I use one of the shortest and narrow...
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    I am still using the webbing system I made as a...

    I am still using the webbing system I made as a temporary test of concept. I figured I would swap it out soon. Still haven't. I don't carry an extra. As a paddler, I also have a spare paddle in my...
  10. We stayed right at the junction and went straight...

    We stayed right at the junction and went straight to the falls.


    About 7.2 miles on trail.
  11. No. Ball Park franks.

    No. Ball Park franks.
  12. Smoked kielbasa.

    Smoked kielbasa.
  13. Expensive does not mean it is better, or more...

    Expensive does not mean it is better, or more comfortable. For some, the cheaper alternatives are equal (possibly better) than the more expensive cousins. There is no one perfect set up for everyone
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    Short answer, yes. I do this in the between temp...

    Short answer, yes. I do this in the between temp range. Summer=Uquilt, winter=pads, in-between=both. Used the quilt/pad combo the other week for temps in the high teens.
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    At the extreme temps, how gear works (or doesnt)...

    At the extreme temps, how gear works (or doesnt) in concert with other pieces becomes the primary consideration in the testing. Some items complement each other well when used together. Others not so...
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    Welcome neighbor. I graduated from Oz.

    Welcome neighbor. I graduated from Oz.
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    Welcome neighbor. See you on the trail.

    Welcome neighbor. See you on the trail.
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    Charlotte, have you checked out Scorpion? ...

    Charlotte, have you checked out Scorpion?

    /threadjack
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    The longer the hammock, the wider it needs to be...

    The longer the hammock, the wider it needs to be to get a diagonal lay. One needs to have a greater angle from the centerline with a longer hammock for a flat lay. Shorter hammocks can be (and should...
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    For some, pads are not desirable. For others,...

    For some, pads are not desirable. For others, they work great. As a starter setup (and need not ever upgrade if one so wanted):
    Claytor Expedition Hammock $95 (integrated bugnet and double layer pad...
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    I wouldnt have changed much. What works for some,...

    I wouldnt have changed much. What works for some, is hated by others.
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    Welcome neighbor. See you on the trail.

    Welcome neighbor. See you on the trail.
  23. Welcome neighbor. Lots of options to choose from...

    Welcome neighbor. Lots of options to choose from in all areas of hanging. There is not one right choice for everyone.
  24. Thats ok. You are defining your winter with a...

    Thats ok. You are defining your winter with a more limited range. Nothing wrong with that. All I was saying is that winter is a vague term and spans a wide range of temperatures. Happy hanging. Hope...
  25. I was not referring to yours specifically. I was...

    I was not referring to yours specifically. I was pointing out that temperature ranges in winter can vary greatly, and thus ones system choices and the weight of that system will vary. As I said,...
  26. Winter temps in the teens is very different than...

    Winter temps in the teens is very different than in the negative 20s. There is no consistent "winter weight". The relationship between weight and temp is inversely proportional in general. Since...
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    Straps are attached to hammock, and only get...

    Straps are attached to hammock, and only get removed from the cinch buckles if they are soakung wet. Guylines are attached to tarp and do not get removed. Hammick is stowed in pack, tarp in its own...
  28. I dont use them. Heck I dont even use tent...

    I dont use them. Heck I dont even use tent stakes. Just crazy like that.
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    The list? Is that like the Group W bench?

    The list? Is that like the Group W bench?
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    Welcome. Quite a few of us from around the State...

    Welcome. Quite a few of us from around the State and nearby spend a fair amount of time in the Adirondacks. See you on the trail.
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    Definitely keep me in the loop. Been meaning to...

    Definitely keep me in the loop. Been meaning to head back to cowhorn for a while.
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    It has been a while since I have hiked that...

    It has been a while since I have hiked that section. Last time I was there, the log of death wasnt part of the adventure. I do recall a beaver pond where we crossed the dam and went around it. Might...
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    There is also a place in Italy Hill State forest...

    There is also a place in Italy Hill State forest which is quite conducive for hanging with a group. I call it my "secret spot".
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    We could certainly go back to the FLNF. Even this...

    We could certainly go back to the FLNF. Even this winter. Either same campsite, or I know a few others in there which would work too.
  35. Pete, stay in touch. I would welcome you and your...

    Pete, stay in touch. I would welcome you and your crew to join me on some of my adventures as practice hikes, and just to "hang out".
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    Awesome GP. I have spent a lot of time in the 5...

    Awesome GP. I have spent a lot of time in the 5 ponds wilderness. Other areas have been taking up a lot of my woods time the last few years. I need to revisit some old haunts up there, and explore...
  37. Between Hi Tor and Hammondsport is on the Bristol...

    Between Hi Tor and Hammondsport is on the Bristol Hills branch. Where the Bristol Hills Branch meets the FLT proper to Robert Tremain Park is about 100 miles. Having done much of the Bristol Hills...
  38. JP when I get home I will send you some more...

    JP when I get home I will send you some more specific info and some suggestions.
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    Welcome neighbor. I am near Braddocks Bay.

    Welcome neighbor. I am near Braddocks Bay.
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    Welcome neighbor. See you on the trail.

    Welcome neighbor. See you on the trail.
  41. No need to add hammocks to the wording in...

    No need to add hammocks to the wording in thecrequirements. It is already worded to allow other structures. The list is to provide some examples, but is not exhaustive. As long as the scout helped...
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    It happens on occassion, usually when car camping...

    It happens on occassion, usually when car camping and/or at established tent sites. Tent camping sites are often not ideal for hammocks but almost any other location in the woods can be used as a...
  43. Yep. The camp nanos have been on my webbing for...

    Yep. The camp nanos have been on my webbing for quite a few years now. First put them on when the idea was just gaining popularity. I even tied a loop in the webbing instead of sewing because I was...
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    Welcome neighbor. Quite a few of us "hang around"...

    Welcome neighbor. Quite a few of us "hang around" in the Adirondacks on a regular basis. See you on the trail.
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    I am glad my spinnaker fabric tarps are still...

    I am glad my spinnaker fabric tarps are still holding up. The perfect balance in price/weight between sil and cuben. Too bad they stopped making waterproof spinnaker fabric years ago. It is thebomb.
  46. Thread: Sleeping pads

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    It depends on the amount of pads and your top...

    It depends on the amount of pads and your top insulation. My low temp with pads is -22*f.
  47. Thread: Sleeping pads

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    I use uqs in the summer, but wgen it gets...

    I use uqs in the summer, but wgen it gets cold...real cold ccf just cant be beat. I think some of the condensation issues some have *might* be a result of the ccf being to insulative for the temps...
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    I use the camp nano biners. Used them for years....

    I use the camp nano biners. Used them for years. No need to switch to something else.
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    Stupid reason given for Philmont. /rant As to...

    Stupid reason given for Philmont. /rant

    As to the original question, I had a close encounter with a bear while in a hammock. I awoke in the middle of the night hearing a "snorting and sniffing" as...
  50. Subzero I use ccf pads exclusively. They are...

    Subzero I use ccf pads exclusively. They are bulky, but they provide the insulation necessary for the extreme temps. Minus 22 f so far, and quite warm.
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