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    I do put a little insect repellent on my hat and...

    I do put a little insect repellent on my hat and bandanna around my neck in the daytime.But at night when I get up it's just my supplements doing the work.

    I use Kirkland vitamin B and only take...
  2. I can't remember where I bot my repair tape but...

    I can't remember where I bot my repair tape but it is like decals of different outdoor images for small spots.One is a Big Foot.Now that one would look good over a little hole like that !

    Or you...
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    All these stories remind me of why I avoid public...

    All these stories remind me of why I avoid public campgrounds and shelters on the trail.Generally speaking most of the people I have encountered on trail are positive and the only negative person I...
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    I see a gallon of JT Eatons ready made permethrin...

    I see a gallon of JT Eatons ready made permethrin on Amazon for $36.88.It's labeled for clothing if that matters to you.That's why I use it.I shake it up well and transfer it over to my favorite...
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    Keep in mind that while I do take B complex daily...

    Keep in mind that while I do take B complex daily I also take an apple cider vinegar capsule and an odorless garlic pearl with it.

    All I can tell you is that before I started this regimen the...
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    I hope you diluted that stuff with water...

    I hope you diluted that stuff with water first!Can't imagine a "vinegar shot".
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    I have been told that a B complex vitamin daily...

    I have been told that a B complex vitamin daily is all you need to repel mosquitoes.I take one and chase it with a garlic pearl and an apple cider vinegar capsule.Mosquitoes leave me alone now.I do...
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    Sorry,bad reading comprehension on my part.I...

    Sorry,bad reading comprehension on my part.I stand corrected.
  9. I read online today somewhere that the military...

    I read online today somewhere that the military has a method for training personell to fall asleep within 10 seconds to 60 seconds.
  10. I have found that avoiding that comforting cup of...

    I have found that avoiding that comforting cup of tea/coffee at night helps quite a bit.I changed over to hot apple cider mix.
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    It's never happened to me yet although it almost...

    It's never happened to me yet although it almost did once-nearly walked off and left the grey lashit tarp suspension on the trees.I have heard of people hiking all day only to realize that they left...
  12. That's my strategy.While some of us prefer...

    That's my strategy.While some of us prefer solitude,some of us prefer company.No need to let the rain keep you down either.
  13. I had a similar issue once.The first few times my...

    I had a similar issue once.The first few times my new straps worked with the BH like a champ until the straps folded over on themselves and got "ropey".After landing on my butt a few times and then...
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    That little incident taught me to rethink my...

    That little incident taught me to rethink my packing procedures.The really important stuff like all suspensions,hammock,tarp,and stakes are carried inside the pack so they cannot fall out of a side...
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    I am usually fully clothed in mine so there is...

    I am usually fully clothed in mine so there is not a great deal of skin to fabric contact.I don't sweat much at night in summer either and definitely use the underquilt at some point during the night...
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    I carry an extra ridge line,two dog bones,two...

    I carry an extra ridge line,two dog bones,two whoopies with hooks,a pair of Dutch hooks on zingit,and a pair of soft shackles.It's overkill but you never know when someone in the group might need...
  17. Carry a bottle. I finally realized that it's...

    Carry a bottle. I finally realized that it's worth it,particularly if you are in a group or in an established campground as you will be less likely to disturb others.But the big payoff for me is that...
  18. Poll: I would recommend HG to stay with D rings.I...

    I would recommend HG to stay with D rings.I attached some Line Loc 3's to D rings.D ring will always be more versatile.I like a Line Loc 3 and also Fleas.Also have a set of tarp worms.It's all good.
  19. I carry a 10' and a 15' plus whoopies which I...

    I carry a 10' and a 15' plus whoopies which I know is overkill but you never know when you might encounter a larger than average tree.
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    If you get one I would recommend you get the...

    If you get one I would recommend you get the Winter Palace in Camo because my standard in the non camo light green is too skimpy to inspire real confidence,is translucent so it becomes a green...
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    Here is a ridgeline titanium biner from Dutch's...

    Here is a ridgeline titanium biner from Dutch's website.Solved the "birthday present for self" issue that is fast approaching........... https://dutchwaregear.com/product/titanium-ridgeline-biners/
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    Thanks,didn't know Dutch made anything out of...

    Thanks,didn't know Dutch made anything out of aluminum.
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    I wonder if Dutch's hook worms would be a better...

    I wonder if Dutch's hook worms would be a better option.They are titanium and would release from the prussic easier than that tight little Dutch hook.Anybody use them in a ridge line application?
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    Hey MikieM, Yes,those are the ones I...

    Hey MikieM,
    Yes,those are the ones I have used without incidence so far.They are rated for 30 lbs according to the website.I do carry a set of the titanium Dutch hooks as backup though.
    ...
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    I have sealed every tarp I own on both sides,pull...

    I have sealed every tarp I own on both sides,pull outs too.Overkill I know but it beats getting wet and cold.I did not have to seal my HG Standard dyneema cuben fiber tarp as there is no seam to...
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    I have been well pleased with my Superfly 20d 11...

    I have been well pleased with my Superfly 20d 11 footer.If you ever decide to go with dyneema cuben fiber I would highly recommend the Winter Palace over the Standard as the HG Standard is a mite too...
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    Back when I worked for Georgia Forestry...

    Back when I worked for Georgia Forestry Commission the ruling train of thought was that solitary trees,particularly dead ones,were considered a real target for lightning which is the cause for many...
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    Most people are understandably a bit leery about...

    Most people are understandably a bit leery about hiking with a stranger.However,I would venture to say most have never considered that they,like me,actually married one!

    I think starting with a...
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    FWIW,Dutch does offer some hooks other than what...

    FWIW,Dutch does offer some hooks other than what we refer to as Dutch hooks.I rigged a pair on a ridgeline and they work fine.They are metal but I don't think titanium and are super easy to deal...
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    I made a nice ridge line for my tarp with 2.2mm...

    I made a nice ridge line for my tarp with 2.2mm Zing-it,a Nite-Ize dog bone for the tail end,three prussic loops,and a Namagear Claw for the mechanical advantage to tighten the line.The tarp has...
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    61,eh? I have shoes older than that!You're still...

    61,eh? I have shoes older than that!You're still a youngster.Happy Birthday! (nice remodel btw)
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    Poll: Not for me because it's simply too heavy.Here is...

    Not for me because it's simply too heavy.Here is more info:
    https://alitedesigns.com/collections/outdoor-equipment/products/sexy-hotness-sleeping-bag-stinson-green
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    I have used a figure 9 on a prussic before...

    I have used a figure 9 on a prussic before because I can slide it quicker into position.It's a bit heavier than a Wasp but a little easier to use from my perspective but for the time being I've...
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    You surely can do that and I have but decided to...

    You surely can do that and I have but decided to add the third prussic to make it more convenient.I have also switched to using a Nite-EYZE dogbone on the tail end rather than the Dutch Hook because...
  35. I also have nama gear claws on the doors of my...

    I also have nama gear claws on the doors of my Superfly tarp and they work great for a tight closure.
    From my experience,any sort of metal on zingit is going to produce a little wear regardless of...
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    If you are carrying a Foster pot,do you have...

    If you are carrying a Foster pot,do you have something to carry it in?Mine came in a plastic container.
    The people that make Caldera Cones have them on their website as an accessory.I have also...
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    Uh,don't spill any food on that reflectix there...

    Uh,don't spill any food on that reflectix there buddy!
  38. Ditto! Best thing I ever did from a...

    Ditto! Best thing I ever did from a hammock/camping perspective was to surrender to the downy goodness!
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    My AGG rain kilt doubles as a ground cloth.I...

    My AGG rain kilt doubles as a ground cloth.I marked one side with tape so the same side is always turned to the ground.In cooler weather I would wear rain pants but I always carry both the kilt and...
  40. FWIW,I used an old synthetic mummy bag stuffed in...

    FWIW,I used an old synthetic mummy bag stuffed in my pack as part of a practice load.Right or wrong,I leave my quilts uncompressed and fluffed out when not in use but I am lucky to have a place to...
  41. Let's see if I got this right.Banishment for this...

    Let's see if I got this right.Banishment for this forum for violation of users agreement is forever;but if I murder someone I might be out in seven for good behavior? Just sayin'
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    I try to hang my hammock so that when I sit in it...

    I try to hang my hammock so that when I sit in it my toes are just touching the ground.By morning it seems invariably that my hammock or suspension has stretched a little bit overnight and I am a...
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    From a lazy consumers point of view-I'm halfway...

    From a lazy consumers point of view-I'm halfway thru my second cup of coffee in my pajamas cruising thru Dutchware looking for something I maybe don't need but determine I can no longer live...
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    It's getting to the point I no longer answer my...

    It's getting to the point I no longer answer my phone or open 95% of the emails I receive.My position now is that if I don't personally know the person emailing me I won't open the mail.Won't link a...
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    I gave my card to a local waitress and the BUS...

    I gave my card to a local waitress and the BUS BOY wound up bringing it back.I almost asked for the manager to ask him if they make sure to let everybody have a shot at my data?Luckily everyone at...
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    We live in the dangerous digital age now.I use...

    We live in the dangerous digital age now.I use Paypal as much as possible to try and protect myself after having been burned numerous times with stolen credit cards.Restaurants that take your card...
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    I use a Nano 22 to hang my hammock at...

    I use a Nano 22 to hang my hammock at night.During the day they're attached to the top side strap on my ULA Circuit and Everything in a side pocket is attached to the Nano 22 just in case I forget to...
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    Listen to the Phantom.Longer and wider hammocks...

    Listen to the Phantom.Longer and wider hammocks are always going to be more comfortable;even for short people like me.Seriously,I doubt I will ever sleep in my 10 foot hammock again after...
  49. Thread: Stuff sacks

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    I double bag my feathers just in case there's an...

    I double bag my feathers just in case there's an unseen pinhole in the compactor bag.An odor barrier Base Camp bag from Amazon doesn't weigh much and is very durable.
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    Now you guys have me thinking about attaching my...

    Now you guys have me thinking about attaching my lines to the stakes and then running to my Dutch fleas which are attached to the tarp.I'm thinking it might save me some time breaking camp in the...
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