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    I use the Martins 36%. One bottle of concentrate...

    I use the Martins 36%. One bottle of concentrate lasts me for 2 years treating all my outside clothing, dogs fur, sleeping bags, trailer in the woods and family gear. I go once a month to our...
  2. Sounds like the "tropical".

    Sounds like the "tropical".
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    Yeah, the testimonials I've read seem to say as...

    Yeah, the testimonials I've read seem to say as much. I'll probably be going that direction this fall. I like that it's easy without adjustment and fiddling and attaching to the loops is a light...
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    Yes, the bulk is not so nice. With both fitting...

    Yes, the bulk is not so nice. With both fitting in the one stuff sack it is not horrible but it definitely makes you wish it was down just for the packability. I just have not had any luck yet with...
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    Not entirely but you can get a good idea looking...

    Not entirely but you can get a good idea looking at the details of the forecast. Is it all day rain with rainfall total of 0.2" and light wind? Then you are likely talking just dreary drizzle. ...
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    Clark NX-270 and Z Liner

    As I mentioned in the Clark forum I recently decided to try an upgrade to my North American hammock. The reason has been that despite my best effort so far finding an underquilt that I can get...
  7. I prefer the strongest, most abrasive, and...

    I prefer the strongest, most abrasive, and thinnest wire I can find. If I move around enough at night I can take home a log in the morning.
  8. The trees are stressed. The grass is stressed. ...

    The trees are stressed. The grass is stressed. The dirt is stressed. The bacteria in the dirt are stressed.


    It's just a default answer to everything. I mean who can say a tree, or lichen,...
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    My reading says it's a DEET work alike but...

    My reading says it's a DEET work alike but without the greasy feel.



    Permethrin on skin is just not effective. As I understand it the oils on the skin cause it to break down quickly and...
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    I camp out often on my hunting property in a...

    I camp out often on my hunting property in a construction trailer that has cots in it. Under mid 40 degrees I absolutely need something more under me than just sleeping bag. It's just a lot...
  11. Thread: Ridgeline

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    I just played with one this weekend actually. On...

    I just played with one this weekend actually. On the new NX-250 I bought I've added the SMC Descending Rings for the "Trucker's Hitch Suspension" and decided to give a ridgeline a try between...
  12. Thread: snakes

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    Great. Flying snakes!

    Great. Flying snakes!
  13. For me it's just about not needing to have my...

    For me it's just about not needing to have my face covered up or needing to wear a balaclava. I'd say it feels about 10 degrees warmer inside than outside. Enough that it is quite noticeable by...
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    -Ozark Trail Yeti Type Coolers and Tumblers....

    -Ozark Trail Yeti Type Coolers and Tumblers.
    -Workable Car Camping Sleeping Bags.
    -Cheap biners for quick clip-ons.
    -The blue pad.
    -Sometimes a decent selection of cord.
    -Knorr (sp) brand sides...
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    It sounds like really how most of REI's gear...

    It sounds like really how most of REI's gear usually fares. It's not the most feature-rich. It's not got the best curb-appeal. It's not really pegged out in two corners of the Cheap, Quality,...
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    I'll have to look that up. Actifed has been my...

    I'll have to look that up. Actifed has been my go-to option to turn the brain off and sleep. A couple of those and I powerless to remain awake much more than an hour.
  17. Yes, as a longtime Clark user I can vouch that...

    Yes, as a longtime Clark user I can vouch that the weathershield is not just a goofy gimmick. It makes a real difference in temperature inside the hammock in the wee hours for certain. It is...
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    FS: The item has been sold.

    The item has been sold.
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    FS: Great! Olydog09: Clear some space in your IM...

    Great! Olydog09: Clear some space in your IM folder. The forum won't allow me to send to you because you are full.
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    I hear you on that. Between my REI dividend...

    I hear you on that. Between my REI dividend which was big from a vacation on a linked credit card and REI offering 20% off for members it was like they were giving it to me for shipping. Now for...
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    Tentsile Connect - 2 Person Tree Tent

    For the impatient:

    Pros:

    -Highly comfortable especially for a single person.
    -Good wind resistance, from heavy floor material. Air mattress works perfectly.
    -Not much droop when loaded....
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    FS: Still available.

    Still available.
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    Completely agree. I've done a few multi-day...

    Completely agree. I've done a few multi-day hikes where a couple days were solid rain. No matter what rain gear you bring, after all day out in it you will be wet. Either from rain, or sweat, or...
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    That stuff changed my life. We have a 40 acre...

    That stuff changed my life. We have a 40 acre rural property I hunt, shoot, and camp on. The summer months were just about impossible there though. Between the ticks and chiggers I was almost...
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    It seems hard to picture but yes. You probably...

    It seems hard to picture but yes. You probably have experience of this though without realizing it. Ever tried to pull all the slack out of a long, heavy, cable? Notice how intensely difficult...
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    I've had the North American for quite a few years...

    I've had the North American for quite a few years and trips. I also have the WBBB XLC. The Clarks are just about all gathered end hammocks. Nothing special on that angle. How it's played out for...
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    Pulling the trigger on an NX-270

    Wow, it's been years I guess since I've been active here. I'm finally going to go ahead and upgrade from my North American to the NX-270. I've done a good number of hikes with my Clark and while...
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    FS: Camo Clark North American + XL Rainfly

    Asking $225.00 shipped.


    I am upgrading to the NX-270 as my cold weather hammock and selling this one mainly to offset the cost. It's been on 7 backpacking trips, and used about as many times...
  29. Thanks for the info. I have seen the weather...

    Thanks for the info. I have seen the weather info and was not exactly thrilled with it. We will be coming none the less and will just have to make the best of it. It appeared the end of next week...
  30. Thread: My big fear

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    I dare say if the storm is tearing live branches...

    I dare say if the storm is tearing live branches from trees and throwing them about you're going to be quaking in your boots in a tent just the same as the hammock. In my area it's darn difficult to...
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    I find there is a huge mental aspect to it. If I...

    I find there is a huge mental aspect to it. If I go to bed in the woods thinking I have got to get some sleep now and expect to doze right off, well... I'll be staring at the netting still at...
  32. That looks like a beautiful hike! Based on the...

    That looks like a beautiful hike! Based on the large number of photo points on Google Earth there I take it it is quite popular as well! We had heard about the snow. Wanted to stop at the station...
  33. Mountaingoat, I must agree, the photos were...

    Mountaingoat,

    I must agree, the photos were stunning! Those valleys are just amazing, It's like you are walking in a hallway. Less rugged is good though. I have a 9yr old that is tolerant of our...
  34. Excellent, thank you! We will be staying near...

    Excellent, thank you! We will be staying near Frutigen in a rental so much of the SW country should be in reach.
  35. Switzerland in 2 weeks. Any ideas on a great overnight location?

    So I'm heading out to Switzerland for a week in June and I'm planning to bring my hammock gear for the day-hikes we have planned for just lounging. I also know that they do not really have a notion...
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    Absolutely seconded! His stuff is top-notch,...

    Absolutely seconded! His stuff is top-notch, really well made and well thought-out.
  37. I don't know if there is 'a' temp it is good for...

    I don't know if there is 'a' temp it is good for with nothing. On a calm day in the mid 60's I know I can get by with nothing really under me. Add any real breeze to that and I have to have...
  38. Ok yesterday I setup in the front yard again and...

    Ok yesterday I setup in the front yard again and I know those trees are at ~18' apart. This time I was able to setup and get it a reasonable distance off the ground by making the RL a little tighter...
  39. Hmmmm.......... In the video on Brandon's...

    Hmmmm..........


    In the video on Brandon's site he says that the ridge-line should be able to be bent upwards in an S curve by your hand and that when you can do that you have the tension about...
  40. First Overnight - A question on distance...

    Just did my first overnight in the BB at the local state park. First challenge was to find a site that had decent trees. I finally found a site with some well placed trees. Measured out 16.5"...
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    Oh yeah. The Clark has some strengths I see. I...

    Oh yeah. The Clark has some strengths I see. I like the headroom better. I like the down-the-middle lay in the Clark better (first blush). I'd like a pocket or two inside the WB. I liked being...
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    Got the Hammock Wednesday and went out to get...

    Got the Hammock Wednesday and went out to get some biners that could handle some load for the webbing so I could try it out. Wow! Totally different experience to the Clark. The BB is much more...
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    I did get a shipping notice, but not an order...

    I did get a shipping notice, but not an order confirmation beyond the PayPal receipt. I ended up emailing to check and make sure the order was placed and everything was good and he answered right...
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    Well got my double 1.7 in last night. Looks...

    Well got my double 1.7 in last night. Looks fantastic and I'm going to grab a couple of rated biners today so I can set it up tonight on the adjustable webbing. Gotta try it out! Took about a week...
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    Amen. I'm done with the ground. Took my...

    Amen. I'm done with the ground. Took my daughter out last fall and I used a tent because she wanted the hammock. I just can't sleep like that now.
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    My customer service experience with Clark has...

    My customer service experience with Clark has been nothing but extremely positive. They replaced a tarp for me that damaged by my noobness in setting it up. They offered me the upgraded XL at just...
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    You'll never have 100% satisfaction and running a...

    You'll never have 100% satisfaction and running a side business that's heavy for one person but too small for employees is a real struggle. I do some side work machining things for folks and it's a...
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    I just can't see the rational basis to fear a...

    I just can't see the rational basis to fear a bear in a hammock more than in a tent. In either case the nose has told them what is in there already. I can see maybe a little more difficulty in...
  49. You can still sorta use the pockets with a quilt....

    You can still sorta use the pockets with a quilt. I have been camping in my Clark a couple of years now and about half that with underquilts. No, you can not empty the pack into the pockets like I...
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    I guess I'll see. I ordered my double 1.7...

    I guess I'll see. I ordered my double 1.7 yesterday. Anxious to see what I think of it vs. my old Clark NA.
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