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    IMVHO he should fight the fine, however, if there...

    IMVHO he should fight the fine, however, if there is no sign indicating the no-hammock rule, as long as he peacefully complied when he was requested to take it down.

    Earlier in the article it said...
  2. That'd be really cool! Last time I was down your...

    That'd be really cool! Last time I was down your way was Aug 2017 for the solar eclipse, Bob Stratton Bald, in a crowd of 342 (official Forest Service head count, from the Ranger himself!). I hiked...
  3. I was on this trip with MikekiM (and three other...

    I was on this trip with MikekiM (and three other friends) and with the rain and high relative humidity everything is either wet or, in the case of quilts/hammocks, at the very least damp. With no...
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    C'mon, this was just boorish behavior that would...

    C'mon, this was just boorish behavior that would get a similar response in many tourist locales.

    Except San Francisco, CA and you can see how that's working out.
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    Slipped buntline is also an excellent no-hardware...

    Slipped buntline is also an excellent no-hardware method for attaching suspension straps to trees.
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    I'm also 5'9" and my first custom hammock was...

    I'm also 5'9" and my first custom hammock was (and still is my most often used hammock) a DH Darien 10-footer (1.7 Robic) with Smurf-recommended width of 64", and I find it supremely comfortable,...
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    I use a continuous ridge line with DCF tarps so...

    I use a continuous ridge line with DCF tarps so that I can make the ridge line very taut while keeping the tarp RL more relaxed, using prusiks to center and adjust tautness of the tarp. The...
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    Looks great, or at least good enuf! :cool: ...

    Looks great, or at least good enuf! :cool:

    I've got some stuff I tacked together with some seriously fugly hand stitching and it has held fine for many years with lots of use! :laugh:
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    Me too, and IMO one really important part is...

    Me too, and IMO one really important part is around 9:45 where he shows how to cinch it down really tight with the pliers. When this is done correctly the knot should be rock-hard, which means...
  10. Indeed, I wouldn't blink an eye about doing that...

    Indeed, I wouldn't blink an eye about doing that myself. Shipping cost back and forth would be outrageous for this little ding... and the downtime?? Fuggedaboudit! :laugh:
  11. Cuben fiber repair patch...

    Cuben fiber repair patch.

    It'll be good as new.
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    Just hang it up and use it. After loading it with...

    Just hang it up and use it. After loading it with body weight and moving around a bit you'll never know the difference.

    And be very careful about lending gear. Admittedly, I don't know anything...
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    A huge +1. Probably the best organized and most...

    A huge +1. Probably the best organized and most helpful website when it comes to UL backpacking.
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    Impossible to tell from a still photo, however,...

    Impossible to tell from a still photo, however, if there is a strand separating the tag ends when you pull them through, it is not being done correctly. Those tag ends in the photo are definitely not...
  15. How many days/nights, hiking distances, weekday...

    How many days/nights, hiking distances, weekday or weekend, transportation to trail head? Harriman and even Catskills can get pretty busy on summer weekends.
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    One thing is for sure, J-Bend works with...

    One thing is for sure, J-Bend works with everything I've tried with zero slippage, including Amsteel/Amsteel. If anyone has found any exceptions I have not heard about them.

    Other...
  17. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    For sure! When I had to GtG it was in a shelter...

    For sure! When I had to GtG it was in a shelter in Baxter State Park (Pogy pond... no tents/hammocks, must use shelter) and even with the air mat and pillow it was a very restless night, spoiled as I...
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    I would also like to see this tied loosely in...

    I would also like to see this tied loosely in order to see what's being done. Sounds like the second 'stopper SHH' is a slipped bight perhaps? Can this be tied directly to CL and eliminate the...
  19. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    Actually I'm using the ThruNite TH20...

    Actually I'm using the ThruNite TH20 headlamp. Ditched the headband for a bungee cord, of course. Not the lightest thing out there but it runs (a looong time with lithium) on one AA battery and is...
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    Yep, with a larksheaded loop, any kind of big...

    Yep, with a larksheaded loop, any kind of big joiner knot will do the trick. Even something like a slipped figure 8 if you wanted a knot that could be released easily.

    I like a purdy little button...
  21. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    For both hammock and ground, and for a long...

    For both hammock and ground, and for a long shoulder season trip with more weather variables, that is pretty darn good.

    Personally, I would need a 10.4 oz air mat for ground.
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    For summer basics, one could go with a GG...

    For summer basics, one could go with a GG hyperlite murmur (13 oz $160), EE Paladin tarp (about 10 oz with guy lines, $180), LL Operator quilts (about 22oz for the pair, around $275 for both) and a...
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    Image metadata shows it first day (Memorial Day)...

    Image metadata shows it first day (Memorial Day) a few miles in, not too far from Ohiopyle Shelter, but by that time I had been going uphill for a couple of hours and it was humid and warm, so I...
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    This was kinda funny and pathetic, from the LHHT...

    This was kinda funny and pathetic, from the LHHT where somebody got tired of lugging a "comfort item" and left it beside the trail for someone else to carry out. I'm a bit ashamed to say I didn't...
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    Button knots that are tied correctly — cinched...

    Button knots that are tied correctly — cinched down tight with the tails and standing ends pulled with some pliers with tails properly buried in the loop — are not going to invert.

    Some people are...
  26. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    The gear list I linked above is around 8 lb base...

    The gear list I linked above is around 8 lb base weight, and that is for down to freezing temps with 20°F UQ and 30°F TQ, with both down jacket and fleece, plus buff, beanie and light gloves. With...
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    lol I'm 63 and it helps me keep up with the young...

    lol I'm 63 and it helps me keep up with the young 'uns. :laugh:

    Cracking 20lbs isn't too hard in milder weather. This is for an overnighter, but add about 1.5lbs/day for food to extrapolate weight...
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    Hi hodad, Mega kudos for encouraging the lads...

    Hi hodad,

    Mega kudos for encouraging the lads to go light and for illuminating the way! :cool:

    Maybe consider using Geargrams or Lighterpack for a more user-friendly and share-able gear list.
    ...
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    For backpacking — where for some people weight...

    For backpacking — where for some people weight and bulk are significant factors — it is not unusual to end up with both TQs and UQs rated for 0°F, 20°F and 40°F, and maybe even an über-light set...
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    Now those should keep it from blowing around too...

    Now those should keep it from blowing around too much, although they appear to be a bit heavy and bulky for bikepacking. :laugh:
  31. Haha will do! Back in the late '90s I did some...

    Haha will do!

    Back in the late '90s I did some summits out there, including Baker, Shuksan and, farther south, Glacier Peak, although I never did Rainier. However, when we did Baker it was all...
  32. Thanks, BillyBob... based on those photos taken...

    Thanks, BillyBob... based on those photos taken at Copper Lake I don't think there will be any problem finding trees for the hammock!
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    When the ambient temp is 40°F they'll come in...

    When the ambient temp is 40°F they'll come in handy. :)
  34. ¡¡Bumpity!!

    ¡¡Bumpity!!
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    You never know what all is going on behind the...

    You never know what all is going on behind the scenes with financials and family dynamics, etc.

    They seem to have a devoted following but there's a lot more competition in the industry than there...
  36. LOL! Only 30 posts in this thread and already a...

    LOL! Only 30 posts in this thread and already a few people have chimed in to say it's a Sheet/Becket! :laugh:
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    Cuben (DCF) tarps are no different than any other...

    Cuben (DCF) tarps are no different than any other tarp when it comes to ridge line choice.

    However, the discussions about whether to use a continuous or split RL, the various advantages thereof...
  38. Agreed, you can do an awful lot of good things...

    Agreed, you can do an awful lot of good things with a 1.5-2' piece of floral wire folded in half, along with a little cutting board and a sharp knife.
  39. My experience is that the Lapp is far easier to...

    My experience is that the Lapp is far easier to untie than the Becket, but there's a little trick (as usual). When you pull on the tail, hook the index finger of your other hand over the strap on the...
  40. If people would actually TIE these they might...

    If people would actually TIE these they might have a chance to understand the difference... and it is a BIG difference.
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    Answer: loop-to-loop...

    Answer: loop-to-loop (<--link)
  42. Indeed! I'm just going with the no-hardware...

    Indeed! I'm just going with the no-hardware option. I realize I'm a bit of a stick-in-mud about that lol. :laugh:

    However, the Lapp Hitch with kevlar straps doesn't slip and appeals to the...
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    I did a 6-night trip recently that featured a lot...

    I did a 6-night trip recently that featured a lot of rain and high relative humidity.

    Gotta say, I was impressed at how well my down UQ and TQ worked, both EE Downtek-treated, Revelation and...
  44. J-Bend works with anything, anywhere, all the...

    J-Bend works with anything, anywhere, all the time with zero slippage. Even Amsteel-on-Amsteel, which in my book is the acid test.
  45. ^^^^^All this too! I have a relative who was,...

    ^^^^^All this too!

    I have a relative who was, a few years ago, in love with the IDEA of getting into mountaineering, but when we actually did a trip and he learned how very difficult it is living...
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    I recently washed one in a sink with warm water...

    I recently washed one in a sink with warm water and a good squirt of Dawn.

    This particular hammock (Darien #6235) had at least 40 nights on it and barely any dirt/oils came out of it, so I'm...
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    Enlightened Equipment also has some ready-to-ship...

    Enlightened Equipment also has some ready-to-ship Revolts.
  48. This is very similar to my approach. Do a day...

    This is very similar to my approach. Do a day hike of 10-15 miles, ending up at a campsite not too far from the trail head, have a relaxing evening with a good dinner, a great night's sleep, a simple...
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    An air mat if all else fails and GtG is the only...

    An air mat if all else fails and GtG is the only option! I had to do this once in Baxter State Park at a shelter where hammocks were not permitted at all... pretty sure it was Pogy Pond. My inner UL...
  50. True, and the nice thing about the Lapp knot in...

    True, and the nice thing about the Lapp knot in hitch configuration is that it is impossible to tie the anti-Lapp (Lapp version of reef-thief).
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