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    Unfortunately I'm working

    I'd take you up on that offer, but I'll be stuck at work in an office with no windows. :thumbdown: Maybe next time.
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    Idaho hangers continue to multiply.... Are we...

    Idaho hangers continue to multiply.... Are we closing in on 10 yet?
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    Welcome

    Here's a shout out from your Idaho neighbor. Not many of us here in Idaho either, but we're growing. The 3rd Annual Idaho Hang is coming up in Sept. if you interested. :shades:
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    A+

    Both pics are awesome. I'd give em' both an A+
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    Another vendor

    Another option for rings is Paul a "AHE". :shades:


    http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/apps/webstore/products/show/1128958
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    Done

    Good luck. Should be entertaining...
  7. Welcome

    Welcome from SW Idaho. :shades:

    One of my best friends lives in Otis Orchards. Have been there several times and love the area cause it's close to both Spokane and
    Coeur d' Alene.
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    What part of Souther NM are you in? I've spent...

    What part of Souther NM are you in? I've spent some time down you way.
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    Takes more

    Using the knot method, more webbing is required. Although minimal, this also means increased weight. Once you've tied the knot and hung in your hammock, it will be very difficult to untie... (if...
  10. Thread: legality

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    Yes Sir...

    Absolutely agree. Check out as much of the surrounding country as you can. Obviously in Yellowstone, you'll see Elk, Deer, Bears and Bison, but if your lucky you'll see moose, goats and perhaps...
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    Nice

    Received my tarp skins the other day and I must say they are exactly what the doctor ordered. Workmanship is very good and the price is very reasonable. Get a set while you still can.
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    Warbonnet Travels

    Family and I spent some time in the Arenal area of Costa Rica a few weeks ago. Made sure to wear my new Warbonnet t-shirt.

    Where else have Brandon's goods been seen in the world?
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    Nothin' better

    Thanks for sharing your story and pics.

    There's nothing better than spending time with kids in the piney woods. :thumbup:

    Waiting for the weather to improve here in Idaho before my 11yr old...
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    Yup

    I think "Rooster" got it right. The seam SHOULD be on the top.
    I also have the Hex but don't have the same "wrinkle" problem.
  15. So true

    Reading these posts made me realize that if any single group is stimulating the economy, it's gear junkies like myself, on this forum.
  16. Thread: Greetings

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    Welcome

    Welcome from Idaho.
    You live in an awesome area. I lived in Kent and Renton while stationed in the Coast Guard. You'll likely find the forum to be very addictive as I did. I'm constantly checking...
  17. Great job

    I especially like the way you edit your videos, showing multiple points of view of a single event, such as the water crosssing. It makes for a much more enjoyable and informative trip report. ...
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    Yea... We grow em' big up here in the NW. ;)

    Yea... We grow em' big up here in the NW. ;)
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    Anybody seen the movie "Money Pit". Not that my...

    Anybody seen the movie "Money Pit". Not that my hammock is a POS, but I've sunk more $$$ into this addiction, than should be allowed by law.
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    Can I get a perscription for my addition?

    Is there a doctor on the forum that can help me ??? :crying

    In the last 2-wks I've purchased a set of Dutch Tarp Flyz, a new OES MacCat Standard in silnylon, a UQ Protector from 2QZ2, a dozen...
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    Glad to hear the UQP helped hold in some heat. I...

    Glad to hear the UQP helped hold in some heat. I just received my UQP today and hope to try it this week.
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    Very stealthy..... Are you sure you'll be able...

    Very stealthy..... Are you sure you'll be able to find it when you venture into the piney woods?
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    Dibs... First FS purchase. PM coming.

    Dibs... First FS purchase. PM coming.
  24. Thread: Hammock mania?

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    Neighbors yards, parks, trees at work, etc.. You...

    Neighbors yards, parks, trees at work, etc.. You name it and I've looked for the perfect hangin' spot.
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    Yep, I think that's the basic idea. If the bag...

    Yep, I think that's the basic idea. If the bag (zipper attached) offers a foot-box that your happy with, then great. If not, you may need to sew the sides together, until the foot-box is created.
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    Depends

    I think placement of side panel pullouts is a personal choice. Also feel placement may depend on the type of hangin' you'll be doing. Will there be high winds, snow, heavy rain etc..etc..

    A good...
  27. Will someone out there please stop Dutch ??? ...

    Will someone out there please stop Dutch ??? Everytime I think I'm getting my rig just the way I want it, he comes out with something new. Will the madness never end ?!
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    Huge'r

    Shugs videos are very informative, and they always make me smile. The video above is my favorite, especially at the 6:30 mark when he mentions he'd need a huge'r pack. :lol:
  29. Thread: Hello from NM

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    Welcome

    Welcome from Idaho. Where bout's in the "Land of Enchantment" are you located?
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    Along those same lines

    I can understand different folks stash their gear in different places while in camp, but what about when your away from camp... ie: fishing/day hikes etc..

    Do you take your hammock/tarp/quilts...
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    Poll: Depends

    I voted that I'm and "Average Sleeper" but as other has posted, when my wife wants to snuggle up in the middle of the night (cause she's cold)... I can only take it for a short while before I get to...
  32. Thread: Tarpidation

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    Standard big enough?

    I beat myself up for nearly a week, deciding if I should pull the trigger and get and OES tarp before they become collectors items. Well, I finally did it and I'm happy bout' it.

    I was ready to...
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    Give it time and yourself some credit. My thread...

    Give it time and yourself some credit. My thread injecting isn't good either, but it gets better with each attempt. Try simple DIY projects like stuff sacks, triangle thingies, ridgeline organizers...
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    You'll never go back

    Once you've started hangin', you'll never go back to the ground. Welcome to the madness and good luck. :)
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    Sticky: +1

    Yup.. Me too.
  36. Thread: Eureka?

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    It'll work

    I was also thinking about using two Tarp Flyz on my ridgeline, and I'm sure the concept would work.

    If your using separate lines tied to the peak tieouts, using two Flyz should make positioning...
  37. Thread: Getting Closer

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    +1

    +1 on that although my 11yr old son thinks Shug is "the coolest" :shades:
    I keep collecting parts/pieces and trying my hand at more DIY projects... My wife thinks I'm out of my mind. Each time the...
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    Read... Read... Read

    My best advise is to read as many posts on this forum you can. Using the search functions, you can find answers to nearly any question you can think of, and there are usually multiple solutions...
  39. Thread: Idaho Hang III

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    Poll: 3rd times a charm ??

    Paul, I knew it was only a matter of time before you posted the 3rd Annual Idaho hang. As you may recall, I had family issues last year and was unable to attend. Those matters have been resolved, and...
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    Sticky: No meaning

    Here in the western U.S, trail names aren't that common (that I'm aware of).

    Festus was chosen simply because he was an iconic figure in the old western show "Gun Smoke" which happened to be one...
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    Welcome

    Hello from SW Idaho. Welcome aboard...
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    Crazy Train

    Welcome aboard the CRAZY TRAIN.... More commonly referred to as... "The Forum" :eek:
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    Welcome from SW Idaho

    If Paul from "Arrowhead Equipment" hasn't already beaten me to the punch, WELCOME from a fellow hanger' in SW Idaho. (Boise area) :D
  44. Awesome

    First let me agree with Hawk-Eye concerning the great customer service provided by the various cottage industries associated with this site. It's refreshing to see that Hawk-Eye took the time and...
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    Looks Awesome

    Your a braver man that I am. Haven't tried anything that difficult yet. Need to improve my thread injecting skills before trying a DIY quilt of any kind. :mellow:
  46. Informative

    Received my copy today. Great illistrations and contained a ton of useful information. Thought I had most everything figured out, but learned a lot especially concerning site selection. Also thought...
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    Was your

    pitch too tight ? Can't imagine falling out if there was enough sag, but anything's possible. :confused:
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    Shug's video's invaluable

    Although I've been trying my hand at hangin' for a little over a year, I'm constantly trying new things and tinkering with my setups. Whenever I can't figure things out, I've found Shug's videos to...
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    Trial and error

    Simply trying new things has kept me going over the last year +. Had no intention on starting this addiction. Bought an ENO-DN just for fun. Thought it would be good when we take the horses camping...
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    Awesome

    Thanks for taking us all along. Beautiful place for a father & son to spend some quality time. Hoping to do some of the same this year, with my little buddy. :thumbup1:
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