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    I bet you're going to love it! Take it easy,...

    I bet you're going to love it!

    Take it easy,
    Bob
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    This forum runs on vbulletin, right?

    I just changed ISPs from Earthlink to Verizon. Another forum I read has a big note on the control panel page where I was changing my e-mail address that said you could NOT use a verizon.net address...
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    Wal-Mart has them in the hardware department, two...

    Wal-Mart has them in the hardware department, two for a buck in different colors. I buy a pair every time I'm in there (not very often).

    Take it easy,
    desmobob
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    I don't have any photos handy, but could take...

    I don't have any photos handy, but could take some if you needed them. It's a pretty simple system: I have a small block attached at each end of the hull, with a line threaded through them and...
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    I'd be up for a trip, but I'm working Saturdays...

    I'd be up for a trip, but I'm working Saturdays in March. :(

    Maybe next time! Hope you have fun!

    Take it easy,
    desmobob
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    We're all pullin' for you! Hang in there! ...

    We're all pullin' for you! Hang in there!

    Take it easy,
    desmobob
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    Great boat! I love mine... I use it here in the...

    Great boat! I love mine... I use it here in the ADKs and on an annual saltwater fly fishing trip to Cape Cod (hence the graphics). I'm a hard-core canoe guy but needed the 'yak for the fishing...
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    Check out the Jacks R Better Sierra Sniveler in...

    Check out the Jacks R Better Sierra Sniveler in Long. Foot box is OmniTape and tie strings, it's plenty wide, plenty long, AND you can open up the head hole in the middle and wear it as a serape! I...
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    The Svea 123 has earned its legendary status over...

    The Svea 123 has earned its legendary status over decades of use around the world.

    I have a bunch of camp stoves, and my favorites are all old ones: Svea 123R, Optimus 8R, Coleman 400A, Trangia. ...
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    I think a person could make it pretty obvious (or...

    I think a person could make it pretty obvious (or not) by their choice of avatar.

    Take it easy,
    desmobob
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    Nice photos of a great place. I was just north...

    Nice photos of a great place. I was just north of there this fall in the Lows Lake area.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=81485

    Take it easy,
    desmobob
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    I have a Superfly and it's a wonderful piece of...

    I have a Superfly and it's a wonderful piece of gear, but for some reason, every time I set up my OES MacCat Deluxe, it gives me the warm fuzzies... just something about it. I love that tarp. I...
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    Poll: +1. And it's NOT hydration related in my case...

    +1. And it's NOT hydration related in my case because it happens even when I'm sleeping out in the back yard (ie: doing my regular work day and evening at home, then walking outside to sleep in the...
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    A truly fine piece of gear, for sure. I've only...

    A truly fine piece of gear, for sure. I've only had mine down to the low 20's so far, but I was TOASTY!

    Take it easy,
    desmobob
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    An XLC and camo Superfly? A very classy...

    An XLC and camo Superfly? A very classy combination, if I do say so myself! ;)

    You're going to enjoy them, for sure!

    Take it easy,
    desmobob
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    You need to talk to the head guy in charge at...

    You need to talk to the head guy in charge at Readystrap. He's a hammockforums member and has all the info and stock to solve your problems. Excellent customer service, too!

    Take it easy,...
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    I have "Long" versions of the Hammock Gear...

    I have "Long" versions of the Hammock Gear Incubator, the Underground Quilts Zeppelin, and the Kick *** Quilts New River and all work perfectly with my XLC.

    Take it easy,
    desmobob
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    I used mine with double lines for a while, but...

    I used mine with double lines for a while, but switched this summer to the doubled single-line system that allows for easy centering adjustment. I don't have a lot of excess tarp ridge length to...
  19. Check out Quest Outfitters. They carry most pole...

    Check out Quest Outfitters. They carry most pole sizes and associated hardware... it shouldn't be too much trouble to replace your broken pieces.

    http://www.questoutfitters.com/index.html

    Take...
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    Welcome to the forums! I'm looking forward to...

    Welcome to the forums! I'm looking forward to your trip reports and photos.

    Take it easy,
    desmobob
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    I think your home delivery option is an industry...

    I think your home delivery option is an industry first! Let us know if you get any takers.....

    Take it easy,
    desmobob
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    Thanks! Mother nature made it pretty easy to get...

    Thanks! Mother nature made it pretty easy to get some nice shots. I try hard to get good photos when I'm out, and I really appreciate your comments. Too many people say, instead, "Wow! You must...
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    Mine's on the left rear window of my Forester. I...

    Mine's on the left rear window of my Forester. I think I'm going to trade her next spring, and I'll be loosing a bunch of neat stickers. Time to start stocking up again!

    Take it easy,
    desmobob
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    Thanks. As you know, paddling the Magic is a...

    Thanks. As you know, paddling the Magic is a pleasure in itself. Having calm water to paddle on makes it an absolute pleasure!



    Thanks very much! Glad you liked 'em. The sky was doing some...
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    Nice! And now, you're hooked! Take it easy,...

    Nice!

    And now, you're hooked!

    Take it easy,
    desmobob
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    That kettle is part of the GSI Halulite Ketalist...

    That kettle is part of the GSI Halulite Ketalist cookset that has become my most-used cooking gear ever. I almost always use freeze-dried meals on my trips, so the kettle is perfect. A bowl, an...
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    Thanks... glad you enjoyed the photos. I brought...

    Thanks... glad you enjoyed the photos. I brought a 5-wt. fly rod but never even strung it up... the water was so calm, all I wanted to do was paddle! :rolleyes: The lake, attached ponds and river...
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    Thanks everyone... glad you like the photos. If...

    Thanks everyone... glad you like the photos. If I had known the water was going to be so smooth and the sunsets so nice, I would have packed my digital SLR and a few lenses in addition to the...
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    Thanks. It sure is a pretty place. The boat is...

    Thanks. It sure is a pretty place. The boat is indeed a Bell Magic (White Gold layup). On a trip to the same area the same week last year, I was overrun with ambitious and bold rodents. Mice,...
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    I just returned from a four-day trip in the...

    I just returned from a four-day trip in the chilly Adirondacks in NY. Temps were in the 20's the first night or two, and I definitely noticed some heat retention or at least moving air protection...
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    Four-day solo paddle in the ADKs

    I really enjoyed my trip this year... the weather was perfect, the campsites I used were free of marauding mice, squirrels and chipmunks, and no rodents raided my vehicle in the parking area while I...
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    The XLC does have the shelf. It is a foot longer...

    The XLC does have the shelf. It is a foot longer than the BB and also comes with a solid top cover that replaces the bugnet for cold weather camping. The bug netting comes down lower on the sides...
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    I got my XLC this spring and haven't camped in...

    I got my XLC this spring and haven't camped in cold enough temps to try the top cover yet. I'm leaving tomorrow morning for four nights in the ADKs with night time lows forecasted in the high 20's...
  34. Just be sure to plan two or three trips, all in...

    Just be sure to plan two or three trips, all in different areas. That way, the weather has less of a chance to foil your plans.

    I'm sitting at home now, on vacation, waiting for a nasty storm...
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    I often wonder if the awesome friendliness of...

    I often wonder if the awesome friendliness of this forum is due mainly from the members' personalities or the excellent moderation.

    I recently signed onto a regional outdoor forum for my area and...
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    Are you sure you don't want an XLC? ;) No...

    Are you sure you don't want an XLC? ;)

    No matter what hammock you get from Warbonnet, it would almost be a sin not to get a new Superfly to go with it!

    Take it easy,
    desmobob
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    Haven't done it yet, but will advise you to watch...

    Haven't done it yet, but will advise you to watch out for the bears around the Indian Lake area if you go. The local news reported last week of a bear encounter a woman hiker had that ended up with...
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    Whitetail? Moose!

    I did a quick three-day this week to get in a few days of bowhunting in the Adirondacks. I had scouted with trail cameras this summer and found what seemed to be a promising location.

    I went into...
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    It's hard to pick a stake in the east. If you're...

    It's hard to pick a stake in the east. If you're exploring off trail in the transitional forests you usually find a really thick, soft layer of duff on the forest floor and the smaller/shorter...
  40. Thread: Pillow

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    I have one of the stuff sacks that's lined with...

    I have one of the stuff sacks that's lined with fleece so you can reverse it, stuff it with clothing and use it as a pillow. That works OK but still doesn't quite do it for me. Then, I bought a...
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    With the tarp being Cuben, the extra length means...

    With the tarp being Cuben, the extra length means a trivial increase in weight. Why not get it? I recently bought a long (WBBB XLC) hammock and already had standard length tarps (Superfly and...
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    OES MacCat Deluxe... a wonderful piece of gear! ...

    OES MacCat Deluxe... a wonderful piece of gear! The sides are nice and long, so I can pitch it high and have plenty of room to get around underneath and still have good coverage.

    Take it easy,...
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    Here's my Doublenest in the Adirondacks, on April...

    Here's my Doublenest in the Adirondacks, on April Fools Day 2012:

    http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww41/desmobob900ss/Camp-Hike/Amanda4-1-12c.jpg

    In an empty campground in Acadia National...
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    I hike, canoe camp, car camp, camp to hunt or...

    I hike, canoe camp, car camp, camp to hunt or fish... I even hang in the back yard on work nights when I get the urge. ANY camping is good camping!

    Take it easy,
    desmobob
  45. Thread: advice

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    I loosen the cinch on the footbox and head sides,...

    I loosen the cinch on the footbox and head sides, so the quilt can ride up higher without the cinch pulling it back down toward center. I have underquilts by HG and UGQ and have yet to have either...
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    I think a gray or light brown tarp blends in just...

    I think a gray or light brown tarp blends in just as well as a camo tarp. I think most camo patterns are too dark to really blend in well in the daylight.

    While hunting years ago, I remember...
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    Never had a problem. And has been mentioned, the...

    Never had a problem. And has been mentioned, the long baffles can be a benefit by allowing you to put more insulation where you want it.

    My underquilts have full-length baffles. I always give...
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    In my opinion, those little soap sheets are one...

    In my opinion, those little soap sheets are one of those products that sound great in theory, but aren't so great in use. I tried 'em a few years ago and went back to good 'ol Dr. Bronners in a...
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    And that reminds me... a pee bottle is an...

    And that reminds me... a pee bottle is an important addition to cold-weather sleeping gear.

    :rolleyes:


    Take it easy,
    desmobob
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    I'm 6'2", 230lbs. I used an ENO DN for a few...

    I'm 6'2", 230lbs. I used an ENO DN for a few years, then picked up a Blackbird XLC this spring. Much more roomy and comfortable. I think you'd enjoy an 11' hammock of some sort....

    Take it...
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