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    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i288/canardschro...

    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i288/canardschronique/Lower-Catamount-Lake.jpg

    I found I couldn't camp at the lake due to fire restrictions (I was cooking with a Littlbug woodburner) so I hiked...
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    This is a great tarp. I used mine on a solo canoe...

    This is a great tarp. I used mine on a solo canoe trip for a week in the Boundary Waters last June.

    One afternoon on the trip I experienced a 2-3 inch downpour in a two hour period and later that...
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    I suspected you were a good backwoodsman when I...

    I suspected you were a good backwoodsman when I saw the bannock cooking. I knew for sure you were one when you made the decision to stay off the lake in the big wind.
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    The only drawback I've personally experienced with whoopies was when I got a bit complacent about how solid my marlin spike sticks were that I picked up at my campsite. I used some slightly rotten...
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    My first really good night's sleep in a hammock...

    My first really good night's sleep in a hammock happened when I took Warbonnet's advice and bought a small inflatable pillow to put beneath my knees. It was like magic.
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    I've made several cozies with the aluminum tape...

    I've made several cozies with the aluminum tape but switched recently to regular packing tape. I use lots of tape and the aluminum tape was ending up heavier than the reflectix. The packing tape is...
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    I've never used it, but the windshield sun...

    I've never used it, but the windshield sun reflectors material is recommended by some people. Thinner than reflectix, but better than nothing.

    By the way, consider using packing tape instead of...
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    Thanks for the video! Good work and good quality.

    Thanks for the video! Good work and good quality.
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    Excellent lids. I have one and am very pleased....

    Excellent lids. I have one and am very pleased. Er... I mean the FourDogs lid.
  10. Thread: JRB Cat Tarp

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    I just used my JrB tarp in the Boundary Waters....

    I just used my JrB tarp in the Boundary Waters. The fifth day and night we had two inches of rain and winds of 30-40 mph gusting to 60 mph. No problems with the tarp. For high winds I would strongly...
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    Link for this site?

    Link for this site?
  12. Great post! This is an area I've contemplating...

    Great post! This is an area I've contemplating going to for a few years now. It's right down the road from where I used to live.

    The tree marks are from elk, who scrape the bark in the springtime...
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    Here's a video of a famous storm

    in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area which resulted in a monumental tree blowdown. I pride myself on being able to take care of myself in the woods, but watching this video leaves me puzzled on what I...
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    My wife won't let me touch her sewing machine so...

    My wife won't let me touch her sewing machine so I use one of these at my shoulder and one at my offside foot. I'm gonna take the JRB advice, though, and look for some small grip clips.
    ...
  15. As I have to work every Saturday I guess I can't...

    As I have to work every Saturday I guess I can't make it. Sorry guys! Sounds like a good time, especially with the big moon.
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    For living in a hammock while canoeing, I'd...

    For living in a hammock while canoeing, I'd recommend you take a really big tarp to get out of the weather, instead of relying on the small canopies some of the hammocks come with. Good place to keep...
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    Hello from Littleton and welcome, MtnMike, to the...

    Hello from Littleton and welcome, MtnMike, to the group!
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    I like to use Esbit also. I like the very light...

    I like to use Esbit also. I like the very light weight and easy to carry (no spilling like alcohol).

    Have you considered the Caldera cone in combo with Esbit? Very light and gets all the heat...
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    Hey.... another hammock user in the Rockies! I...

    Hey.... another hammock user in the Rockies! I can add up all of us without taking off my boots! ;) Seriously, welcome to the forum!
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    JRB large quilt storage

    I just got my new Katahdin large quilt and would like to store it in the zip top container it was shipped in. Would this be too much compression? How about storing the smaller, normal sized quilts...
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    The big advantage of the shield is that it's made...

    The big advantage of the shield is that it's made from a breathable material which hopefully reduces some of the condensation possible in the bottom insulation. A regular tarp would probably sweat...
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    I don't carry much in the way of extra clothing...

    I don't carry much in the way of extra clothing and so have nothing to put into a stuff sack to put underneath my knees. I take this pillow from REI:
    http://www.rei.com/product/766035...
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    I agree with Mustardman about using a stiffer...

    I agree with Mustardman about using a stiffer line. The Speer no-tangle line is the best stuff I've used. Easy to untangle. I put small scrunchees (like girls use on their ponytails) where the line...
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    I also agree that Ray Mears is great. An...

    I also agree that Ray Mears is great. An honest-to-goodness woodsman... not a pretender. I also like the food preparation and general gear videos which go into good detail at...
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    Good report. I used a Caldera Cone this summer...

    Good report. I used a Caldera Cone this summer here in Colorado and after starting with the alcohol stove ended up preferring the Esbit tabs as they are so light and easy to use. Regardless... the...
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    I've had a bit of trouble keeping my left...

    I've had a bit of trouble keeping my left shoulder warm as my Mt Washington underquilt slips down a bit sometimes. My last trip I used two large safety pins to pin the foot and left shoulder corners...
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    I got the No Sniv with the full omni tape as I...

    I got the No Sniv with the full omni tape as I carry the JRB lightweight pad with the corresponding omni tape in the pad pocket of my Starlite pack (where its part of the pack suspension) just in...
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    Just got mine...

    and am very impressed with the quality. Especially the treatment on the end of the adjustable length which prevents the tag end from entering the bury. Very neat! My Blackbird now also fits into the...
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    This is excellent.

    This is excellent.
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    I use two safety pins to fasten the top edge of...

    I use two safety pins to fasten the top edge of the quilt to the hammock... one at the right side of the foot box and one at my left shoulder to make certain the NoSniv doesn't move down. The edge by...
  31. Depending on the day, I'd like to attend also.

    Depending on the day, I'd like to attend also.
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    My last two overnights here in Colorado were...

    My last two overnights here in Colorado were spent around 11,000 feet elevation and morning temps were in the 40s. Not bad at all. Take some real good rain gear, though, as the afternoon...
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    Great report! Like you, I have to go solo when I...

    Great report! Like you, I have to go solo when I get the time. Playing with gear and what my buddies call my "puttering around" keeps me occupied when not on the trail.
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    I just bought a pair after my last hang in cool...

    I just bought a pair after my last hang in cool temps. I spend a lot of the night with one arm above my head (out of the quilt's cover) and it gets chilly. I figure the sleeves will be used with my...
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    Great report! My trip to the BWCA this summer was...

    Great report! My trip to the BWCA this summer was a major factor in getting into hammock camping. Can't wait for next June!
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    Thanks, All, for the good feedback! ...

    Thanks, All, for the good feedback!

    Cannibal... The feeling is mutual. Did you fish when you were at Beartrack? I'd love to see your gear list for lightweight ideas.

    kmat... I use an older...
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    High Hanging in the Colorado Rockies, Deaux

    Hi All, I just made another overnighter with my JRB Bear Mtn Bridge hammock here in the Rockies. I hiked up to Beartrack Lake in the Mt Evans Wilderness Area just west of Evergreen, CO. This was my...
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    The Speer line is really good stuff and, as...

    The Speer line is really good stuff and, as mentioned above, very light and takes up very little room when you stuff your tarp up with it still attached. Plus, the Speer line won't absorb much water...
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    These are great, simple stoves. I own both...

    These are great, simple stoves. I own both sizes... the large for canoe camping and just recently the small one for backpacking.

    http://www.littlbug.com/
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    High Hanging in the Colorado Rockies

    I put together a video of my last hammock hang here in Colorado. Wow... this makes a grand total of two nights spent in a hammock for me! I'm enjoying all the info on this site and really appreciate...
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    I've been visiting for a while...

    and accumulating stuff. What happened is that I did a week long canoe trip in the Boundary Waters this summer and after that many nights on the ground I knew something had to be better. I hate...
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    "welcome to the forum. Nice set up you got there....

    "welcome to the forum. Nice set up you got there. "



    Thanks, Guys, good to be here!
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    Two nights ago

    I was hanging at about 10500 in the Eagles Nest Wilderness.
    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i288/canardschronique/DSC00792.jpg
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