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  1. Poll: I'm interested, but unfortunately unable to...

    I'm interested, but unfortunately unable to totally commit. 25th-27th may work best. I have done a couple of overnighters with the bike, but do not have panniers yet. It is my next investment...
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    Think you got the answer ;)

    Think you got the answer ;)
  3. Take a peak in my album. I believe I have three...

    Take a peak in my album. I believe I have three decent pictures of an OES 8x10. If you have a 10' hammock, it will cover just fine. On a tarp with longer bottom wall lengths the doors will be just a...
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    I'm keeping track of all you bottle users. For...

    I'm keeping track of all you bottle users. For resale of gear that is. I get up. Sometimes it's once a night, others three. Depends on the evening ;)
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    I had a pre owned Thunderbird, but sold it. I had...

    I had a pre owned Thunderbird, but sold it. I had condensation issues with the top cover and will not use one again. I also wanted other features such as a left footer, peak shelf, zippers, whoopies,...
  6. Poll: I recently received a 11' DH Roaming Gnome that...

    I recently received a 11' DH Roaming Gnome that has a 68" finished width. I've only had two nights in it so far. I am 6' and weigh 195#. Here are my thoughts so far. I am comparing this to a regular...
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    I have tried both a sock and top cover on a DH...

    I have tried both a sock and top cover on a DH Thunderbird. Both left me with condensation issues. Now on the other hand, the breathable UQP from 2QZQ has worked great as a wind block, stopping the...
  8. Thread: New tarp?

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    I have picked up several tarps through the years....

    I have picked up several tarps through the years. All I can say is a standard 8x10 is just as functional as any others. We all like to try new styles with different materials or cuts. Longer bottom...
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    I had no issues using a WB Yetti with a 68" wide...

    I had no issues using a WB Yetti with a 68" wide DH. The hooks made all the difference. Kept everything in place.
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    I'm 2068. Sweet as can be. Thanks to all at Dream...

    I'm 2068. Sweet as can be. Thanks to all at Dream Hammock. Excellent quality and a good experience.
  11. I don't think, I know I would have had to clean...

    I don't think, I know I would have had to clean out my shorts after the storm that passed through there yesterday :scared:. Anyone from up that way or happened to be out? Wow! I'm sure it would have...
  12. Thanks for posting the pictures. I have so many...

    Thanks for posting the pictures. I have so many great memories hanging out on the beach. There is a bit of island magic out there.
  13. Thread: Ontario Bearrito

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    Oh heck, just fall out now and get it over with...

    Oh heck, just fall out now and get it over with ;). Welcome to the new found comforts of the great outdoors.

    I have relatives up in Kitchener. Enjoyed a couple of Octoberfest's in Waterloo. Long...
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    Had a fun time as well. I've got only one picture...

    Had a fun time as well. I've got only one picture of ComDe (sp?), AKA Gallo, but having technical difficulties :D
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    trying to come out tomorrow night

    trying to come out tomorrow night
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    I suppose it takes me a few minutes longer then...

    I suppose it takes me a few minutes longer then my single wall, six stake, one hiking pole tent, but I am a fiddler :). Unfortunately I don't get out as much as I would like to. This does two things....
  17. Thread: 31 Years :)

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    [QUOTE=PapaSmurf;1484916]Newlyweds 111841 ...

    [QUOTE=PapaSmurf;1484916]Newlyweds
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    Young and ready to take on the world. It's nice to have someone to share life with :)
  18. Thread: 31 Years :)

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    Happy Anniversary :thumbup1: Nice picture. How...

    Happy Anniversary :thumbup1:

    Nice picture. How about an earlier one? ;)
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    That's my kind of camping ;)

    That's my kind of camping ;)
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    Very nice. I have always wondered why there...

    Very nice. I have always wondered why there haven't been more hangs around the lake. Is the water safe to drink? How about swimming?
  21. Nice video about a topic to help extend into the...

    Nice video about a topic to help extend into the warmer season. Once summer hits, it is not comfortable sweltering in a hammock. The other thing I liked about the rechargeable is I carry a battery...
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    It is a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing the...

    It is a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing the pictures and the TR
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    I ordered a 11' to be finished at 68". Long and...

    I ordered a 11' to be finished at 68". Long and wide. Not sure if that is overkill. I've had a 11' TB and really liked it but wanted to try wider to see what it will feel like. It's only money��....
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    A few of us guys have gotten together at a little...

    A few of us guys have gotten together at a little campsite on the I&M trail near Channahon. Another place called Forest Glen Preserve has an 11 mile loop with a couple of camping areas along the way....
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    I don't remember which trails we took. I have...

    I don't remember which trails we took. I have been there twice in my life. Once many, many years ago. We liked it so much we took our sons there. So much to see.
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    Well I was there about 5 years ago in the later...

    Well I was there about 5 years ago in the later part of July. The high passes were not open yet and we had to pull out and do a different trail at a lower elevation. You will have no issues finding a...
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    In New Orleans :)

    In New Orleans :)
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    Good time watching :)

    Good time watching :)
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    I have a couple of older Yetis. Pound for pound...

    I have a couple of older Yetis. Pound for pound they seem to be warmer then other UQs I have. I'm not sure if it hugs the body better or the chambers are smaller keeping the down in place. Either way...
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    I had my tarp in skins because it was going to be...

    I had my tarp in skins because it was going to be a nice clear night. What I found when going to bed was a damp hammock. When temps dropped the dew point changed, fog set in dropping moisture. After...
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    The double-sided bag can easily be used with a...

    The double-sided bag can easily be used with a continuous ridge line. I am assuming you are using a Prussik knot with the continuous ridge line for adjustment. The bag is hung on the ridge line with...
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    I like the light feature ;) Bet you're itchen...

    I like the light feature ;)

    Bet you're itchen to try that baby out :shades:
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    Is that a Maserati? :D. You will be flying...

    Is that a Maserati? :D. You will be flying through the projects now :laugh:
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    In line for a Roaming Gnome

    After months of going back and forth on the style, size and accessories for a Dream Hammock I've settled on a Roaming Gnome.

    I love the customization DH offers. Fancy zippers, gear shelf,...
  35. I would like to make a couple of changes making...

    I would like to make a couple of changes making it similar to the OES I have. First would be to have only one side pull-out and the other is a center loop on the RL. This has worked wonderfully for...
  36. I have been eyeballing this tarp for a while now....

    I have been eyeballing this tarp for a while now. I like the price and the longer cut on the bottom for door closure. My plan is to replace a WB BB with a DH RG 11'er. I am currently using a OES...
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    I put my self on their mailing list so I will...

    I put my self on their mailing list so I will know when it opens up. What day are you planning a ride out that way?
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    No, it said coming soon.

    No, it said coming soon.
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    I'm not a DIY guy, but you will find plenty of...

    I'm not a DIY guy, but you will find plenty of info on this site. See you out there some time.
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    New campsites opening near Chicago

    Apparently you have to walk into the camping sites. If so, this is a good thing. Any place I have seen around here that requires anything other then driving up to the site is typically empty. This is...
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    Nice to meet you. Markglist sets up hangs on the...

    Nice to meet you. Markglist sets up hangs on the I&M trail near Channahon every now and then. Keep an eye out for it and join us out on a little hang.
  42. You da man!

    You da man!
  43. To be fair there is nothing minimalistic about...

    To be fair there is nothing minimalistic about the standard. The only difference are the side walls. In the winter the WP rocks for wind blocking making it superior to a shorter side wall. However,...
  44. I was thinking once it gets compressed it would...

    I was thinking once it gets compressed it would loose its loft. Either way, given the choice, I'd rather go with Hyperdry down.
  45. Are we talking about the hex tarp or the regular...

    Are we talking about the hex tarp or the regular standard tarp? If so I'd have to recommend you purchase a circus tent and string up between interior poles.
  46. I'm in southern Indiana, but unfortunately not...

    I'm in southern Indiana, but unfortunately not camping. Enjoy the weekend out.
  47. I'm using a WBBB 10'er and as you can see doors...

    I'm using a WBBB 10'er and as you can see doors can be easily be done.
  48. The standard cuben is not a postage stamp tarp....

    The standard cuben is not a postage stamp tarp. If you get wet under that size tarp you've done something wrong. For regular three season camping a 4S is a lot of tarp and not worth the investment....
  49. Every now and then I get lazy and do not properly...

    Every now and then I get lazy and do not properly store the lines. Then I always remember why I should ;)
  50. Thread: Recommend a Tarp

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    Check out all the different manufacturers that...

    Check out all the different manufacturers that make hex tarps. Hard to go wrong
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