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    It depends on the sleeping bag. A synthetic bag...

    It depends on the sleeping bag. A synthetic bag is a little better for this than down due to the compression of down. But it would have to be rather warm out. In general, i would never go out without...
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    I found it. It was a reprint from 1949-1950....

    I found it. It was a reprint from 1949-1950. Included plans for cruiser tent, reflector oven, ground cloth-poncho, a backpack. All the designs were part of a "litepac" series? If anyone would like a...
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    Awesome! Ihave copies of some gear plans from...

    Awesome! Ihave copies of some gear plans from boys life magazine. I will see if I can dig them out. Might get some more ideas.
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    Most important question... Did he have fun?

    Most important question... Did he have fun?
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    Welcome to the addiction.

    Welcome to the addiction.
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    It wasnt so long ago scouts did make their own...

    It wasnt so long ago scouts did make their own gear. The handbook and fieldbook had examples, as did editions of the boys life magazine. It used to be part of the scouting experience. Still can be....
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    Welcome to the addiction.

    Welcome to the addiction.
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    Scout patrols should be camping a significant...

    Scout patrols should be camping a significant distance away from the adults anyway. Tent or hammock or tarp or cowboy camp, tent with group or alone, all are acceptable within youth protection...
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    Safety is paramount. It is also fundamental to...

    Safety is paramount. It is also fundamental to the boys' training and advancement. If the methods of scouting are followed, the boys understand the safety issues as well. But again this follows from...
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    Just like the parable of blind men and the...

    Just like the parable of blind men and the elephant; lots of opinions given, and all have an element of truth based on the perception of the opinion holder. The reasons for people leaving, staying ,...
  11. Thread: Backpack

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    On the ground under my hammock. In general I am...

    On the ground under my hammock. In general I am hanging next to, or above a downed tree so it is usually on that to facilitate ease of reach.
  12. Very nice. When I did the NPT in two sections, I...

    Very nice. When I did the NPT in two sections, I split it exactly as you did. I am looking forward to hiking it again.
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    Welcome neighbor.

    Welcome neighbor.
  14. Yes. Just pass the strap through the loop. This...

    Yes. Just pass the strap through the loop. This however makes one need to thread the strap through the buckle each time. For me, the greatest benefit of webbing and buckles is the simplicity and lack...
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    Another reason I always use my hammock with an...

    Another reason I always use my hammock with an integrated bugnet.
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    it depends whether the buckles are under the...

    it depends whether the buckles are under the tarp. mine (onrope buckles, not that it matters which type) are still covered by my tarp so I do not need additional drip lines as the strap hangs down...
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    And 87% are just made up on the spot. ;)

    And 87% are just made up on the spot. ;)
  18. I have been using the cinch buckles from onrope...

    I have been using the cinch buckles from onrope for years now. Probably heavier than others, but never had a slippage problem.
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    What everyone has previously said is why there...

    What everyone has previously said is why there exists so many different tarps, sizes and designs. One needs to find what works for them. My first tarp was the rainfly from a eureka timberline tent, I...
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    Neo and myself (in winter/subzero only).

    Neo and myself (in winter/subzero only).
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    I agree that some people have more condensation...

    I agree that some people have more condensation issues than others. Never been a problem for me. As far as the hammock type, that was in reference to comfort and pad slippage issues. I do not...
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    There are certainly some of us who use pads. I...

    There are certainly some of us who use pads. I have been saying for a while it is hammock dependent on whether a pad will work. I also have noticed that many try the inflatable pads instead of ccf. I...
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    Bubba nailed it!

    Bubba nailed it!
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    Welcome to the addiction.

    Welcome to the addiction.
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    Gresh, I assume your comment was a response to...

    Gresh, I assume your comment was a response to mine. A source for information takes many forms. It can be in real time through conversation with others, or it can be found in books. Thus the purpose...
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    To claim that those of us who do not favor this...

    To claim that those of us who do not favor this idea are against making the site better is offensive. We, at least I, do not think it is an improvement. Having teied to understand those who do desire...
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    I am not a fan of it. The stated reason for...

    I am not a fan of it. The stated reason for subforums is for categorization and ease of searching. I do not find these reasons compelling. The only reason I would see as compelling is if a specific...
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    Sunscreen and sunglasses. Winter conditions...

    Sunscreen and sunglasses.

    Winter conditions mean very different things to some people.
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    I like the shorter hammocks. Definitely going to...

    I like the shorter hammocks. Definitely going to try this out.
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    And I have the complete opposite experience as...

    And I have the complete opposite experience as silvrsrfr, which is why I use pads exclusively in the winter (below zero F). The wind issue with UQs is not so much moving it out of place is it...
  31. Thread: New Guy

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    Welcome to the addiction. Even a cheaper starter...

    Welcome to the addiction. Even a cheaper starter setup is better than the ground IMO. Some never find the need to spend big money on the hammock portion, and use their funds on quality down quilts,...
  32. I have Singer sewing machine. The model is from...

    I have Singer sewing machine. The model is from the 60s or 70s. The case is metal, not plastic and it is mounted in a wooden cabinet. I bought it from an elderly woman who was moving into a...
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    A synthetic filled bag can work in very mild...

    A synthetic filled bag can work in very mild conditions. Oddly, the cheaper the better since the cheap stuff doesn';t compress as much and often the outer shell isn't as lightweight either. Of course...
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    A smaller scale winter trip could be done too.

    A smaller scale winter trip could be done too.
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    Strangely enough, the bfs do not like enclosed...

    Strangely enough, the bfs do not like enclosed spaces. When one follows you into your car, they attach themselves to the window, unlike mosquitos which will continue to attack. Thus a a large screen...
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    No reservations possible. First come. The cedar...

    No reservations possible. First come. The cedar river rd is partially seasonal. With the snow, it probably wont be open for a while, almost certainly not in Feb.
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    I also agree with the moose river plains. It can...

    I also agree with the moose river plains. It can be done there with some creativity and still be within regulations.
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    Group size limit is 9 without a permit. Permits...

    Group size limit is 9 without a permit. Permits will not be granted in Wilderness areas.

    Best way to accomplish a large scale group hang is to use a state camground and small groups get adjacent...
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    I have been using 1.8mm Spyderline from New...

    I have been using 1.8mm Spyderline from New England Ropes. As rigging line for sailboats, it works great under adverse conditions. Due to its dyneema core, it is quite strong; more than is needed for...
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    Oh I forgot, sleeping 12+ hours in a warm hammock...

    Oh I forgot, sleeping 12+ hours in a warm hammock instead of shoveling my driveway.
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    I agree with the aforementioned reasons. One...

    I agree with the aforementioned reasons. One other to add is the ability to explore some areas is easier. One can walk right across what would usually be too swampy. Visibility through the leafless...
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    Welcome to the addiction.

    Welcome to the addiction.
  43. Welcome neighbor. If you would like, I have a...

    Welcome neighbor. If you would like, I have a number of different hammocks and would be happy to have you stop by and try them out. Send me a pm if interested.
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    Those yoga mats are terrible IMO, and I am a ccf...

    Those yoga mats are terrible IMO, and I am a ccf pad advocate. Their density is the problem I think. Anyway, the cheaper stiffer ones from the camping aisle are much better insulators. The stiffness...
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    It does seem to be more popular, but I am...

    It does seem to be more popular, but I am feet-left.
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    I hope others will try their hand at a list too....

    I hope others will try their hand at a list too. It is just for fun, but I do have some gear laying around, so maybe a give-a-way box could be put together for the cheapest and/or lightest solution.
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    One item to note, the challenge had a weight...

    One item to note, the challenge had a weight limit of 5 lbs.
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    The labor costs for DIY is one's own time. At the...

    The labor costs for DIY is one's own time. At the very least it should be minimum wage. Time isn't free in this challenge. (the purpose was to make it more of a challenge).
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    Dirtbag Hammocking

    The history of the dirtbag challenge goes back at least 10 years.
    Probably even pre-dates the internet if one wanted to seriously research it.
    Anyway, PMags recently updated his $300 list: ...
  50. I have hammock camped in some serious storms. One...

    I have hammock camped in some serious storms. One Nor'easter a few years back was most memorable. That said, I do not seek out dangerous storms to go camp in. I also don't run scared when one...
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