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  1. Bushcrafty stuff, watch the fire, or laze in the...

    Bushcrafty stuff, watch the fire, or laze in the hammock looking out. I may wander around looking at stuff if it's not dark yet.
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    FS: Good choice. These are great quilts. I almost...

    Good choice. These are great quilts. I almost jumped in on this one.
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    Edgemont is a fair ways from me, I'm literally as...

    Edgemont is a fair ways from me, I'm literally as far East in North Van as you can get and yes, you got the spelling right. It's a beautiful spot but luckily I work from home and rarely drive except...
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    Thankfully used the search feature before I...

    Thankfully used the search feature before I posted this again. What a neat concept for car camping. I'll stick with my 5 meter bell tent for long stays (my wife likes to cuddle, if I moved to only...
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    That was a chilly night last year. Taught me to...

    That was a chilly night last year. Taught me to really make sure I bring enough gear.
  6. Thread: XLC Calf Ridge

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    I could never get rid of it completely. I've had...

    I could never get rid of it completely. I've had it on every gathered end hammock I've owned, some less, some more. I hang my XLC about 18 inches higher or more on the foot end and try to get as...
  7. Sticky: Amazing resource! Thank you. Bonefire Gear...

    Amazing resource! Thank you.

    Bonefire Gear has a new hammock as well now. The original down insulated one is now called Whisper and the new one with synthetic insulation is called Echo.

    Cheers
  8. Thread: Bonefire

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    Just got back and will be heading to grab it on...

    Just got back and will be heading to grab it on Friday! It's going to get a trial by fire as it's going to be with me in the deep cold of Alberta on my holiday visiting. Hopefully with my 0* quilt...
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    UCR slowly lets me to the ground

    11 inches finished. Dynaglide.
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    I had a similar problem when I didn't fully milk...

    I had a similar problem when I didn't fully milk the bury. Because I was lazy on occasion I finally just made a set of UCR's that had a much longer bury, I think 11 inches. Never had a problem since.
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    FS: Darn fast. I'll second it. I'll take it should...

    Darn fast. I'll second it. I'll take it should deal fall through.
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    Make a pair of synthetic (apex/climashield)...

    Make a pair of synthetic (apex/climashield) booties. Bonefire Gear sells them as well and calls them Igneous Socks. I haven't tried them but might be a solution.
  13. Thread: Bonefire

    by Brady
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    Woo-hoo! (cue Happy dance)

    Woo-hoo! (cue Happy dance)
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    I'm waiting on mine right now. The suspense is...

    I'm waiting on mine right now. The suspense is crazy! Glad you are enjoying yours, another good reason why I pulled the trigger on one. Jeremy is just plain awesome to deal with. He has put up with...
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    I have the HG Standard with doors. Works well for...

    I have the HG Standard with doors. Works well for me in the wettest weather here in coastal BC Canada. It works awesome. Some folks complain about spray coming under but I've never had it, I just set...
  16. Thread: Hi from canada

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    Hello from BC!

    Hello from BC!
  17. Thread: Bonefire

    by Brady
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    Bonefire

    I didn't think I would be going so crazy but this waiting is nuts. I was pretty relaxed when I got my XLC, which I love. But waiting for my Bonefire Whisper is driving me loony. This is me letting it...
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    Here's my ground mode. I was at home so I used...

    Here's my ground mode. I was at home so I used extra poles and stuff but this is ground mode for me in nice weather.

    114529114533
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    Yes, all the time. Toss off your top quilt. It's...

    Yes, all the time. Toss off your top quilt. It's my go to quilt for everything at this point. I sleep in it below freezing and currently with our record heat summer 3-4x a week in the yard. It's...
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    FS/FT: Funds received. Mods, please close. Quilts ship...

    Funds received. Mods, please close. Quilts ship in the morning.
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    FS/FT: Stealth spf!

    Stealth spf!
  22. Thread: Dark and alone

    by Brady
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    ^ this

    ^ this
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    FS/FT: Leighlo sold. Will ship Monday!

    Leighlo sold. Will ship Monday!
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    FS/FT: The Stealth is also meant to be used as an under...

    The Stealth is also meant to be used as an under quilt for those that don't know.
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    FS/FT: If it doesn't sell I'll keep it. It's an awesome...

    If it doesn't sell I'll keep it. It's an awesome quilt, the wife wants a HG set so this would help fund that but otherwise I'm not bothered to sell it. I kept it once before and it's only a little...
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    FS/FT: Leighlo 30* 48" UQ and JRB Sierra Stealth

    Both have been cleaned and have a down waterproofing washed into them. I've never had any moisture problems but post wash they have been tougher to clean as they don't seem to pick up as much water...
  27. FS: Sounds awesome! I'm in, sounds like a perfect...

    Sounds awesome! I'm in, sounds like a perfect way to setup my tarp since my wife stole my being for hers.
  28. Thread: Wool blanket

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    Wool blanket kept me from freezing on a cold...

    Wool blanket kept me from freezing on a cold Alberta night this past winter. If you can figure a way to snug it right under the hammock it should work if there is no wind. The key will be snugging it...
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    Fantastic! Thank you so much for this opportunity...

    Fantastic! Thank you so much for this opportunity and enjoy the DIY! Please count me in.
  30. Just make sure you ask lots of questions. As you...

    Just make sure you ask lots of questions. As you can see, we all have opinions.
  31. I don't sleep hot enough to not use insulation at...

    I don't sleep hot enough to not use insulation at that below 60 but at these temps you really only need the net for the evening as it begins to cool, and again when it warms in the am. It mostly...
  32. Pairing a hammock with a 36lnpack sounds fun....

    Pairing a hammock with a 36lnpack sounds fun. I've paired my 22l pack and a Ribs pack to get me to 30l for overnight trips with comfort! An extra 6l would have been fantastic for extra food space so...
  33. For your height, also check out Bonfire Gear for...

    For your height, also check out Bonfire Gear for his insulated hammocks.

    That said, until you know if you like a bridge or a gathered end you may want to get to a group hang as mentioned and try...
  34. Darn, well hopefully you'll make a version for...

    Darn, well hopefully you'll make a version for the kevlar down the road. Should take you about two weeks I bet[emoji6]
  35. Any chance the kevlar will work?

    Any chance the kevlar will work?
  36. Thread: Rest areas

    by Brady
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    Did it from Vancouver, Canada to San Diego and...

    Did it from Vancouver, Canada to San Diego and back with my wife. No problems but I didn't park anywhere that felt dodgy.
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    Take this with a grain of salt too.

    Take this with a grain of salt too.
  38. I've hit freezing in mine with a light base...

    I've hit freezing in mine with a light base layer. I'm middle of the road between hot/cold sleeping. The difference for me is I carry my zero degree phincubator almost always so makes the temps more...
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    I got the clip ons to try before sewing but never...

    I got the clip ons to try before sewing but never could figure it out so they just sit in my gear box. I'm lost too.
  40. +1. I have the same setup[emoji6] . Never had it...

    +1. I have the same setup[emoji6] . Never had it higher than 70. Never been to hot unless I had too much top quilt.
  41. Sunkmail and I did 'em both last year. Definitely...

    Sunkmail and I did 'em both last year. Definitely nice local trips. The views from the top on HSCT are incredible.
  42. -Howe Sound Crest Trail (starts from Cypress and...

    -Howe Sound Crest Trail (starts from Cypress and ends at Porteau Cove)
    -Elsay Lake (Starts from Mt. Seymour parking lot by the lifts and ends back there again)

    These are close overnight trips,...
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    Mine goes everywhere with me. Thanks for funding...

    Mine goes everywhere with me. Thanks for funding these Dutch!
  44. It is very personal. I have the stingerz with...

    It is very personal. I have the stingerz with lash it lines much like you mentioned ony Superfly, same for my HG tarp. I also think Brandon recommends the two lines over a CRL for his tarps.
  45. My HG standard 11' with doors, stingerz and...

    My HG standard 11' with doors, stingerz and lash-it tie outs is 270g. Covers my XLC well.
  46. Thread: XLC Stand Help

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    I may be doing it wrong but I have a 10' ridge...

    I may be doing it wrong but I have a 10' ridge pole that works well. I have Whoopie hooks on my continuous loops and it fits fine if tight to get the hooks into the loops.
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    Five for me, XLC for summer camping, Dutch Argon...

    Five for me, XLC for summer camping, Dutch Argon 11 for winter, MadTree Core that I snooze in occasionally but never overnight anymore, a cloth one from Thailand that started it all and lastly my...
  48. I got in as well but when he didn't reply I...

    I got in as well but when he didn't reply I figured he was drinking the beers before replying...
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    Had a raccoon paw me from below, woke me up and...

    Had a raccoon paw me from below, woke me up and it bolted. Just saw him as he went over the fence.
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    I don't like the way they pack in the skins...

    I don't like the way they pack in the skins either but still use them as I just shove them in the mesh pocket of my bag. It's definitely a love/hate thing for me.
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