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  1. Just got booked that weekend. Unless we see a...

    Just got booked that weekend. Unless we see a weather push, I've gone from "maybe" to "unlikely"
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    Thanks for the tip

    Thanks for the tip
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    Love Thailand and love hammocking, but I've never...

    Love Thailand and love hammocking, but I've never had to hammock camp out there, accommodations are just so cheap. I've been to Thailand half a dozen times, and I just walk to a couple of...
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    Need a white tarp that cuts light by 25-50%

    Odd request, I know.
    It's going to do double duty as a light diffuser on a backcountry photo project.
    I'm even willing to spring for Cuben Fiber, but it has to be white and rectangular. I know...
  5. Thread: Hand Sanitizers

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    Just to clarify, not all hand sanitizers are...

    Just to clarify, not all hand sanitizers are created equal. The concern centers around antibacterial soaps & sanitizers. The mild antibiotic properties in those are feared to be compounding the...
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    +1 on the hollow core webbing elastic leash. I...

    +1 on the hollow core webbing elastic leash.
    I opened mine up & redid it with a heavier shock cord & tossed the original sad elastic.
    My boy listens, but at a lean 110, any distraction would be a...
  7. Thread: Knot Booklet

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    Sticky: Thanks for your hard work!

    Thanks for your hard work!
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    Yup, forward across the shoulders. Keep it...

    Yup, forward across the shoulders.
    Keep it relatively light, canines aren't load bearers, and try to find a fairly sleek pack. They can adjust to the bulk, but if it sticks out too far, it'll snag...
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    Hammock Gear Black Friday Sale!

    Ok, now I'm excited... I had totally zen-ed myself into preparing for weeks of waiting.
    Now I have a chance of hanging my first under quilt in 2013!
    Order #2543!!

    HG is amazing!
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    I've sorta started backwards... Went straight to...

    I've sorta started backwards... Went straight to amsteel and whoopie slings thanks to these forums.
    Now I'm working my way back to have better knowledge of ropes and knots.

    Thanks again, much...
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    Knot efficiency question

    Hammocking has been a big motivator for me to really appreciate the skill and art of tying knots.
    One question that's been bugging me is the cumulative effects of multiple knots in a single line. ...
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    Black friday sale?

    Gah... Sorely tempted by a bigger tarp for my WBBB, but I've been saving up for a Yeti, guess I'll save a little longer. Not seeing it on sale :(
    Maybe I'll luck out & see an update when I wake.
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    Hang inside a van?

    Nice, Iike the door jammed anchor!
  14. Thread: Pct?

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    Pct?

    Thanks for the vote of confidence, much appreciated.
    As a freelance photographer/assistant my schedule is extremely unpredictable, so I'm hoping to manifest my appreciation for the trail and those...
  15. Thread: Stupid idea

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    Stupid idea

    Space blanket would be a big no, but it does sound like a fire trench.
    Simple technique to keep warm, line a trench with rocks, burn a fire, bury it deep enough to sleep on warm ground without being...
  16. Thread: Hammock sightings

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    Hammock sightings

    Definitely checking that out next time I'm in Tokyo. Trip report!
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    Big Anges Air Core Pad

    I'm in the same boat... I've slept on air pads & foam in my hammock. Personally preferred the foam, but still want an under quilt. Once I pull that trigger, I think I'll keep a torso length pad in...
  18. Thread: Pct?

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    Pct?

    My schedule would never let me hit it in one go. But I'm hoping to bag a few key sections piece by piece.
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    Ultralight PCT Tent vs Hammock comparison

    1st, find out which she prefers.
    From my personal experience, "whatever you decide honey," only lasts the 1st night.

    That hexamid looks pretty nice, it's a cuben clone of my Nemo Meta 2p. Right...
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    Big Anges Air Core Pad

    The Big Agnes sleep system worked ok for me, but I'm a wriggler & always end up at the edge of the pad with a cold spot a some point.
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    Creature feature, Qld, Australia.

    Great post! All the crawlers make hanging that much the better option.
    Almost got a full passport, but have yet to make it down under.
  22. Is hang calculator important with structural RL

    I guessestimate now, but the app definitely helped me figure out my geometry in the beginning
  23. Thread: Down suit?

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    Down suit?

    [QUOTE=Shug;1133695]Oh.I got a down suit))))))
    Shug

    EXTERMINATE
    (Sorry, geek impulse)

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/16/anege9u3.jpg
  24. Thread: Hand Sanitizers

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    Hand Sanitizers

    Fresh, white ash from the campfire works great for me. (Natural source of lye). My friends always think I'm crazy, then they try it & everyone ends up washing with ash.

    I'll finish that off with...
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    Warbonnet on social media...finally

    Adding right now!
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    My body can never decide if it wants to sleep hot...

    My body can never decide if it wants to sleep hot or cold. In addition to the tried and true hot water bottle, instant Heat Packs always buy a few degrees when I get colder than expected. Sleeping...
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    Merman! :thumbup:

    Merman!
    :thumbup:
  28. Sounds like a blast. Unfortunately I'm freelance...

    Sounds like a blast. Unfortunately I'm freelance and rarely know my schedule more than 2 weeks in advance.
    Maybe I'll get lucky.
  29. Thread: Problem sleeping

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    Problem sleeping

    Anxiety aside.
    Nothing puts me to sleep better than logging some decent trail miles & a pull of grandpa's cough syrup.
    Also relax more when I'm camping with friends... I figure the ground...
  30. Thread: Newbie from SoCal

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    Newbie from SoCal

    Welcome. So Cal is a great place to hang.
    -Alex
  31. Thread: Problem sleeping

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    Problem sleeping

    I'll 2nd that... Or at least suggest a variation.
    Bag the pistol, or at least pack it in a way that you can't wake up with it in hand.
    Sounds like a straight fight/flight wake up. Your body might...
  32. VIDEO: SoCal>San Gabriel's>Bear Creek Overnight

    Glad you guys enjoyed, I'm working my way up from "lurker" status.
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    Warbonnet returns?

    As one who's been lurking about trying to pull the trigger on an UQ... You'd have no trouble posting it for sale.
    In fact, consider me your first interested party! :-)
  34. Forgot to mention; that nice patch of "fall...

    Forgot to mention; that nice patch of "fall color" at :45 is actually a huge bush of pure poison oak. It was everywhere on this trail. Definitely limited some of the hanging options.
  35. VIDEO: SoCal>San Gabriel's>Bear Creek Overnight

    Quick overnight on a new trail.
    A couple buddies and I made a quick midweek overnight up the Bear Creek trail; just 1 mile in along the San Gabriel River's West Fork to the trailhead.

    I was...
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    CA>NorCal>No Idea > November 9th??

    +1 on hung low's link.
    I usual print it 4 to a page, cut 'Em up and drop them into each kit (overnight, backpack & car camp)
    So Cal here. Manage to find a tree or 2.
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    First Backpack Trip.

    Fry up that spam right by the fire, toss it into some Mac n cheese. One of my fave campfire staples.
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    Anyone using down quilts with allergies

    The best analogy I've heard for allergies came from my father, an allergist who is still practicing medicine at 75.

    Allergic reactions are like a glass of water, you keep adding water to the...
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    SoCal Hang Trip Report 3/15-17 2013

    Just stumbled across this thread.
    Simply awesome logo

    I'd dig a patch but would LOVE a bandana. Multi purpose!
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    CA>SoCal>Secluded Spot

    Just finished a new trail. The Bear Creek trail off of the San Gabriel River West Fork. Definitely not heavily traveled; we kept on losing the main trail to brush & rocks but it's a relatively narrow...
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    CA>SoCal>Secluded Spot

    Oops, forgot to mention you need a campfire permit before up ignite anything.
    Easiest way is online & print it small (I do 4 to a page, slap some packing tape on as a laminate). ...
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    CA>SoCal>Secluded Spot

    Hey David,
    Sespe area in Ojai is probably my favorite secluded escape. Lots of opportunities to explore. Unfortunately the area is still in extreme fire danger & stoves are not currently allowed. ...
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    Dogs Guarding Hammocks: Show us your pics!

    Love this guy, but he's slowing down now. Helps me more on test hangs than treks.
    At 110 lbs, always slept soundly with him there.

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/11/y3ytymaj.jpg
    ...
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    Haha! Still think it's more of a Jampocide. But...

    Haha! Still think it's more of a Jampocide. But Jampoline works so long as it's trademarked by Kevorkian.
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    I'm usually about 8 miles in for my first camp....

    I'm usually about 8 miles in for my first camp. Even deeper on a multi day.
    At that point I'm clear of most day hikers & never leave camp for more than a couple hours. Figure the odds of someone...
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    Hm, I foresee a body count. Doesn't matter how...

    Hm, I foresee a body count. Doesn't matter how many disclaimers, I'm sure some Darwin Award candidates will want to ride up top off-road.
  47. I took my Warbonnet Blackbird through the jungles...

    I took my Warbonnet Blackbird through the jungles in Costa Rica. I'm tall so the extra room was much appreciated. Also gave me a bit more breathing room inside. I tried the Hennessy SUL, but felt a...
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    I've never had the gall to do it, but I did see...

    I've never had the gall to do it, but I did see this article.
    http://www.treklightgear.com/treklife/why-you-should-never-fly-without-a-hammock/...
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    Good thread... Not a bad idea to print out TSA's...

    Good thread...
    Not a bad idea to print out TSA's regulations, I used to do that when I traveled with film. Technically, I had the right to request hand inspections of professional film... They...
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    Amsteel Loops let me keep the short hang option

    I made some loops from leftover Amsteel (there's a write up somewhere in the forums).
    They make it easy to shorten the hang with a larks head (girth hitch?) around the end of the hammock extend the...
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