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    This is what I've done on the beach with my...

    This is what I've done on the beach with my hammock stand, it works well and is easy to do. Used plastic grocery sacks.

    David
  2. Some more confident hikers could handle that...

    Some more confident hikers could handle that crossing but not everyone. I think we should rethink our location. Let's get BroJeffrey into the loop. Does anyone have a number for him?

    David
  3. Rob, you are the man! Thanks so much! If...

    Rob, you are the man! Thanks so much! If parking gets tight we can move cars over to the north side of 97 where the horse trailers park, should be plenty of space there.

    David
  4. I've not seen that stream crossing up at high...

    I've not seen that stream crossing up at high levels before. Normally less than knee deep. I'm thinking the buddy system might be a good idea for crossing, I'll probably bring a hand line just as...
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    Welcome Lazyidol Come hang with us at Mohican...

    Welcome Lazyidol

    Come hang with us at Mohican on the 10th should be a good crew one can pick up a lot at a group hang.

    David
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    Poll: I use partial length for 20* and above. David

    I use partial length for 20* and above.

    David
  7. Thanks Shug, enjoyed that quite a lot. David

    Thanks Shug, enjoyed that quite a lot.

    David
  8. I don't really use my top cover that often, it...

    I don't really use my top cover that often, it doesn't really make a difference in which tq I choose but just gives me some flexibility to do some different things on an outing. I may go tarpless...
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    Chad, What dates? 4/7-8 ? David

    Chad,

    What dates? 4/7-8 ?

    David
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    I was in the Maroon Bells last August and woke to...

    I was in the Maroon Bells last August and woke to the sound of a fairly large porcupine directly under my butt, he was busy chewing on my coffee cup which I neglected to put away. I used a headlamp...
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    Another vote and a sincere thanks for all you've...

    Another vote and a sincere thanks for all you've shared with the outdoor community Fronkey. I think maybe the best of your qualities as a presenter is that you have a good measure of "everyman" in...
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    I have both the HG 4S and Winter Palace. Last...

    I have both the HG 4S and Winter Palace. Last time I was in Colorado was August, I took the Palace because I was expecting daily rains and significant winds and I didn't know how much wind break...
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    SOLD: I'd like to have 4 of the larger cans going to...

    I'd like to have 4 of the larger cans going to 43074.

    Thanks,

    David
  14. Excellent! David

    Excellent!

    David
  15. Yeah they are a bit loud in the rain. I had one...

    Yeah they are a bit loud in the rain. I had one stretched way too tight on a night of ridiculous high winds once and my tarp was making reed sounds. You know those little helicopter seed things...
  16. I was really hoping you'd make it PapaSmurf, I...

    I was really hoping you'd make it PapaSmurf, I haven't seen any of your hammocks in person. Promise you'll make it out to one of the Ohio hangs soon though!

    David
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    Another thought about getting the wife to come...

    Another thought about getting the wife to come around is to plan a short day hike with full gear in good weather as an introduction/rehearsal. I would leave the kids at home and just focus on her,...
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    You sure picked the weekend for gear testing! :)...

    You sure picked the weekend for gear testing! :) We got rained out this weekend for our Zaleski hang. Hey which pole mod did you go with?

    David
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    Those are my two favorite tarps, the cuben has...

    Those are my two favorite tarps, the cuben has held up better than I ever dreamed it would (5th year) so yeah I'd say it's worth the $. For a double hammock hang I'd go with the superfly because...
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    The world may never know. :) (for those who...

    The world may never know. :) (for those who remember the old Tootsie Pop commercial)

    David
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    I think we already have something scheduled for...

    I think we already have something scheduled for April back up at Mohican but schedule something for May by all means!


    Yep April 10-12 Mohican Brother Jeffrey is org on that one.

    David
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    I'm baling, Luke is out too. :( David

    I'm baling, Luke is out too. :(

    David
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    I've hung in the 1.7 xlc single and I own the 1.1...

    I've hung in the 1.7 xlc single and I own the 1.1 xlc dbl, if the chance comes along I'll go back to the single and for the reason most give for preferring the dbl, I just seem to like the stretchy...
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    Take care Eric, I'll keep you and the family in...

    Take care Eric, I'll keep you and the family in prayer. Sorry I baled last month, we'll catch up one of these days, shoot for April, maybe it will be warm enough to get the kiddos out for a night,...
  25. Thanks so much Iron Cheeks for the really...

    Thanks so much Iron Cheeks for the really thoughtful write up. You have a great sense of the essential points to write about for this audience but I could tell that you were just scratching the...
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    Just looking at the extended weather forecast to...

    Just looking at the extended weather forecast to get a sense of what trail conditions might be like for next week. The folks in Southern Ohio got a hefty dose of snow the last couple days but I'm...
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    Gcalions, Hey we're just down the road from...

    Gcalions,

    Hey we're just down the road from one another, I live on Granville St. :) It would help if you could tell us some more about your planned activities, where you are with your budget and...
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    I'm still rockin the old suspension HG quilts and...

    I'm still rockin the old suspension HG quilts and have no complaints. Also in the 20* range I prefer a partial length UQ because I'm probably more weight conscious in more moderate weather...
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    Hey Slo, do you think you'll be around for this...

    Hey Slo, do you think you'll be around for this one? Do you need any gear?

    David
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    I've been down in the mid teens in backyard...

    I've been down in the mid teens in backyard tests, it was pushing the limits certainly. I was playing some other games to stay comfy.

    The 20* Phoenix is my most often used quilt.

    David
  31. Both the same thing, unless Dutch is now selling...

    Both the same thing, unless Dutch is now selling environmental activists. :)

    David
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    I have a question for vertex owners, how would...

    I have a question for vertex owners, how would some of the other popular 4 season tarps work with the vertex i.e. the Superfly or the WL Big Daddy sized offerings in terms of coverage. I'm assuming...
  33. The new fabrics like argon have dropped a good...

    The new fabrics like argon have dropped a good amount of weight from the quilts. That's probably the biggest impact I've seen in recent years.

    David
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    It's all about wind protection, wind can steal...

    It's all about wind protection, wind can steal heat faster than anything. So think of doors as a way to conserve heat.

    I have one tarp without doors, the last time I had it out was 2010, but on...
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    Yes, they serve as and attachment point for...

    Yes, they serve as and attachment point for whoopie slings. I've had them for a few years and use them quite a lot but admittedly, they're kind of a pain to adjust so I started leaving them toward...
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    I tinker around with rigging quite a bit, this is...

    I tinker around with rigging quite a bit, this is my latest setup (split rings and mini-line loks) I plan to convert over the rest of my tarps. The line is a little pricey though, it's the stuff...
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    I'm not huge fan of my over cover, sometimes I'll...

    I'm not huge fan of my over cover, sometimes I'll run it when I go tarpless on cold clear nights but I always vent so I can star gaze and deal with condensation. There may come a time when I...
  38. Divab, Under the best conditions when the...

    Divab,

    Under the best conditions when the trail is dry it is going to be pretty rough especially the steep parts because it is primarily an equestrian use trail and like Brother Jeffrey said, it's...
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    Kpi890, Here's a pic of my prusik tarp...

    Kpi890,

    Here's a pic of my prusik tarp tensioner phase, see the little copper ferules in the pic, my technique was to do 2 crimps in order to neaten up the crimp by squeezing it sideways after the...
  40. I've used both and don't have a huge preference...

    I've used both and don't have a huge preference either way except for one situation which is setting up in windy conditions, it seems easier for me with a continuous ridgeline.

    David
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    I own the dl 1.1 and my friend has the 1.7 sl. I...

    I own the dl 1.1 and my friend has the 1.7 sl. I like his better, what can I say the stretch is what I like. Now that I'm down in the 190 lb range myself, I'm thinking about going to the single to...
  42. Poll: I have a 40* sewn, 20* sewn and a 0* snap. ...

    I have a 40* sewn, 20* sewn and a 0* snap. Definitely prefer the sewn style, more room, no drafts. The only time I've ever opened up my quilt and used it that way was around the house. Sewn costs...
  43. I looked back through all the responses with...

    I looked back through all the responses with interest or confirmed so far (17). If half of the list showed we'd have a nice sized group for any of the park and pack sites, except that parking would...
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    Thanks Brucie, always enjoyable. David

    Thanks Brucie, always enjoyable.

    David
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    I use those little copper ground ferrules for...

    I use those little copper ground ferrules for electrical ground connections and I crimp them with my klein crimpers, I've got pics somewhere of my tarp tensioners that I splice, they leave a nice...
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    I went UQ first and would recommend it as the one...

    I went UQ first and would recommend it as the one upgrade item that made the biggest improvement to my enjoyment of hammock camping. It shouldn't be that hard to put your hands on some sort of...
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    I was hiking in the Maroon Bells last August, it...

    I was hiking in the Maroon Bells last August, it was several days in and I was kinda feeling bad from the altitude, got a little lazy about policing up my camp. I woke in the night to a sound of...
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    Welcome James David

    Welcome James

    David
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    Dogs have always been welcome in the past, even...

    Dogs have always been welcome in the past, even my not so well behaved schipperke. :) Does your dog do well sleeping in the hammock?

    David
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    Hey without throwing too much $ at it, drop 3oz...

    Hey without throwing too much $ at it, drop 3oz by putting whoopies on you hammock.

    In Alabama, you're probably not ever going to need much more than a 40* Phoenix, there's another 8 oz's saved...
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