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    Wow. Lots of discussion that I did not expect to...

    Wow. Lots of discussion that I did not expect to find after a day at work.






    Yeah, I only fell a few feet.
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    System Failure

    Camping in the BWCA late last week my dearly beloved dangerbird shuffled off this mortal coil whilst I was reading a book.
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    I have a couple of aluminum cuttings 3" long and...

    I have a couple of aluminum cuttings 3" long and drilled through with a cord for a handle that Fronkey gave me a few years back. They've done the job thus far.
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    The only part of the tree that is truely "alive"...

    The only part of the tree that is truely "alive" is the cambium layer, the outermost layer, and if you damage that you risk killing the tree. Ropes damage that.

    Discussing it further will just...
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    I've actually been using a CCS 10 * 8 tarp that...

    I've actually been using a CCS 10 * 8 tarp that gives enough coverage, but I want to upgrade. I have a custom tarp a friend made that I've yet to be able to test out, but I'm also interested in some...
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    I've seen them for sale but I can't bring myself...

    I've seen them for sale but I can't bring myself to pay the price people are asking, hence me asking here in the hopes that someone has some extras or are planning a dayhike where one might be...
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    Need large pine cone

    I have a prank I need to play on someone and it requires a large pine cone. A VERY large pine cone. Anyone out there have access to some fresh Sugar or Coulter pine cones?

    A friend and I have...
  8. I've been using a Marmot Arroyo...

    I've been using a Marmot Arroyo for the past two years as a TQ without issue.
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    If you got the VIP route let me know, I'll be...

    If you got the VIP route let me know, I'll be there if the band line-up is worth it.




    I enjoyed my WBBB, when I had it, but I always felt like I just couldn't just the right spot where my...
  10. We actually ran into a couple of camp groups that...

    We actually ran into a couple of camp groups that were there from Michigan for 12+ days




    No Moose. I was certainly hoping to see one, but I didn't expect to.

    Yeah, the skeeters were...
  11. I should mention that I am a person that skeeters...

    I should mention that I am a person that skeeters love to bite too, so if I thought they were light that's a testament to their population levels this year. Nobody knows why they are so low, the...
  12. Thanks. Those Dangerbirds are comfy Chris...

    Thanks. Those Dangerbirds are comfy

    Chris actually passed out for a bit in that spot. Snorred up a storm until our fellow hikers caught up

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  13. Isle Royale - 8.4-8.7 2012 - Feldtmann Loop [counter clockwise]

    This trip has been a year in the planning. We wanted to go last year, but by the time we tried to get boat reservations there were not enough spots for the amount of people we had in our small...
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    i didn't ask for a specific color for the...

    i didn't ask for a specific color for the overcover, he gave me black. I have to assume that is his default.

    I love mine :)
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    Glad you love the purchase :) I hope you get to...

    Glad you love the purchase :) I hope you get to spend nights on a trail very soon
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    So far so good. But I don't think I ever saw any...

    So far so good. But I don't think I ever saw any issues with my 1.1 WBBB before this either.

    I was as snug as a dude hanging in a hammock who has a beer, an issue of Fangoria and a buddy cooking...
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    Mine clocks in at 23 oz on the dot. The weight...

    Mine clocks in at 23 oz on the dot.

    The weight was an issue for me too, but not anymore ;)
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    Yep. But I was in VIP, SO I wasn't too worried...

    Yep. But I was in VIP, SO I wasn't too worried about theft.
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    It's one of those things that just rolled off the...

    It's one of those things that just rolled off the tongue.

    Seriously though, it's a great design.
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    My new Dangerbird 60 1.1

    So I took my new Dangerbird to Arkansas last week for a music festival (Wakarusa). Five nights of fun, beers and tons of great performances, and almost each night in a hammock. So let's go through...
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    I'll post a review in another thread. ...

    I'll post a review in another thread. bottom-line: love it.
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    SOLD. *cough* I moved to a Dangerbird 60 1.1.

    SOLD.

    *cough* I moved to a Dangerbird 60 1.1.
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    huh. Guess I never noticed that thing was all...

    huh. Guess I never noticed that thing was all full of good times. I am glad that HF actually sent me an email telling me that you tried to PM me.
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    SOLD: WBBB 1.1 DL green

    I'm selling my beloved Blackbird to some lucky folk *sniff* :) It's in pretty mint shape, and I've added Whoppies to it, so that should make things a little more enticing. There's nothing wrong...
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    and maybe have a beer or 10 :)

    and maybe have a beer or 10 :)
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    the tarp suspension can actually be far easier...

    the tarp suspension can actually be far easier than the hammock. For mine I use a loop in the end of the tarp ridge-line that I can pull around a tree, push against my ridge-line and then slip a...
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    wahoo! welcome aboard!

    wahoo! welcome aboard!
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    Poll: I get back from a music festival just 3 days...

    I get back from a music festival just 3 days before this, so I'm guessing this will be a no, but I'll keep an eye on this.
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    whew! Sometimes I'm just so glad I'm a...

    whew! Sometimes I'm just so glad I'm a completely frickin' average height (5' 9.5"). :)

    Sometimes I have to stretch to grab something up high, but that's acceptable.
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    Wow! You're tearing through those :) #50 here

    Wow! You're tearing through those :)

    #50 here
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    Regarding hanging: I am not creative. I spend...

    Regarding hanging: I am not creative.

    I spend the majority of my time away from my "pay the bills" job with my wife and two kids, working two other volunteer positions and running a Disc Golf...
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    You could just jump to 50. I'd be cool with that...

    You could just jump to 50. I'd be cool with that :shades:
  33. Welcome! I'll be popping on down to Ozark at the...

    Welcome! I'll be popping on down to Ozark at the end of May for Wakarusa
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    no bites here either.

    no bites here either.
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    got myself a new daypack.

    got myself a new daypack.
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    Why did you choose to sell it?

    Why did you choose to sell it?
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    One of the most important items in your kit is...

    One of the most important items in your kit is your sleeping rig. So be that a tent or a hammock as long as it is comfy then you can account for whatever its negative aspects are (in this case...
  38. That looks like a great way :) I was planning...

    That looks like a great way :)

    I was planning on bringing my hammock to Wakarusa in May/June.
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    Everything I've heard about the ENO stock...

    Everything I've heard about the ENO stock suspension systems is bad. Like the oldgringo over there said: ditch the rope and biner and move to whoopies. You can make your own or buy them from...
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    Welcome from MN. Hawaii. Wow. I can't imagine...

    Welcome from MN.

    Hawaii. Wow. I can't imagine living in a place where you can literally be driving down the road, pull over, walk 15 feet off the road and pick a mango off a tree. Enjoy that :)
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    welcome aboard. Sad to say I've never had the...

    welcome aboard. Sad to say I've never had the pleasure of visiting Tennessee. Enjoy your red stuff :) I'm enjoying a nice Summer Shandy right now.
  42. You people are killing me :) I have a WBBB,...

    You people are killing me :)

    I have a WBBB, and though comfy I have always felt some oddness to how it lays. I would really like to lay right--> left but it just doesn't allow you to. I also wake...
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    yeah, someone brought it up before. It's still...

    yeah, someone brought it up before.

    It's still cool :)
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    Welcome aboard!! I put my pack right under me....

    Welcome aboard!!

    I put my pack right under me. Food somewhere else when I can.
  45. that is a pretty sweet story :)

    that is a pretty sweet story :)
  46. The Mississippi National River and Recreation...

    The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area is 72 miles of awesome, and it's located right next to the Minneapolis St Paul International Airport

    There's no one thing to do or see, it's just...
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    I don't know if you can buy their fabric...

    I don't know if you can buy their fabric directly, I doubt it, but yes it would act similar to a space blanket, and probably stand up to torture a bit better.
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    Welcome aboard! Lots of us Minnesotans around...

    Welcome aboard! Lots of us Minnesotans around here.
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    welcome aboard.

    welcome aboard.
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    metafilter does a similar thing when you post a...

    metafilter does a similar thing when you post a question. Before it actually posts the question it uses the tags you associated your question to and some keywords and asks you if any of these other...
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