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    I've got sweaty feet. While I have down booties...

    I've got sweaty feet. While I have down booties and loose-fitting wool socks, it doesn't really matter if I take my sweaty feet out of my boots and put them on. My feet just keep sweating.
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    Well, my coldest night was -3* F, according to...

    Well, my coldest night was -3* F, according to the thermometer (verified by other thermometers). However, the coldest night I have experienced was -1* F with a 25* wind chill. We had multiple tarps...
  3. My first DCF tarp was an HG standard without any...

    My first DCF tarp was an HG standard without any cat cuts, and it was pretty useless to me. You just can't get a cuben fiber tarp without cat cuts taut, or at least I couldn't. At the very least,...
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    I've heard nothing but good things about George...

    I've heard nothing but good things about George Carr and Loco Libre. However, I own only HG quilts (40*, 20* and 0* TQ & UQ). I bought all my quilts before George was even in business, but if I...
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    I've always followed the KISS methodology (Keep...

    I've always followed the KISS methodology (Keep it Simple - Stupid) when it comes to hammocking. A simple gathered-end hammock and a Fronkey bugnet is all I need.

    With that said, I won a Dutch...
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    Some of us have more sticker shock than others...

    Some of us have more sticker shock than others when getting into hammock camping. It took me at least two years to upgrade my gear from just a Hennessy Expedition Asym Zip with a ccf pad! Then I got...
  7. Does that mean you're coming or just dropped in...

    Does that mean you're coming or just dropped in to complain like a little child? I'll put you on the sign-up sheet since you never seem able to sign up.

    What about Krust? Haven't seen him in a...
  8. Pretty expensive quilts from Nunatak. I've never...

    Pretty expensive quilts from Nunatak. I've never heard of them, and definitely never heard of footboxes according to shoe size.
  9. Thread: Clear tarp

    by SilvrSurfr
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    I don't think you will, but feel free to try....

    I don't think you will, but feel free to try. Dyneema is about as clear as you'll get, or you can go with a disposable polycro tarp held together with duct tape.
  10. Somebody from NJ go ahead and reserve site 7 and...

    Somebody from NJ go ahead and reserve site 7 and then we'll have all sites reserved.
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    No, that's the nudist hang that happens every...

    No, that's the nudist hang that happens every year.
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    I hear Hangcon is changing its name to "Sweaty...

    I hear Hangcon is changing its name to "Sweaty Butt Hang."
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    I like Spiderweb. I always roll it up because it...

    I like Spiderweb. I always roll it up because it takes up less space that way. Spiderweb is sufficiently tear/abrasion resistant: I've been using my Spiderweb straps and beetle buckles for a couple...
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    I come to a different conclusion simply because I...

    I come to a different conclusion simply because I have seen a bottle of "liquid" water that remained liquid until someone slammed the bottle on a hard surface and it turned into a solid block of ice....
  15. Quite popular with the scammers trying to sell...

    Quite popular with the scammers trying to sell you a "Haven" tent.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/155515-Anyone-see-this-kickstarter-Haven-tent
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  16. Back in 2009, Phil Brown, Editor of the...

    Back in 2009, Phil Brown, Editor of the Adirondack Explorer, decided to challenge the "navigable-in-fact" laws concerning the public's ability to use private land and waterways. I watched this case...
  17. Go to a group hang to see some real OCD behavior....

    Go to a group hang to see some real OCD behavior. I once watched a guy take two hours to set up a single hammock.
  18. I'm not. I also use whoopie slings and Dutch...

    I'm not. I also use whoopie slings and Dutch whoopie hooks and just let the excess hang or sit on the ground.
  19. I'm not sure I understand your question. The 15...

    I'm not sure I understand your question. The 15 ft. straps with beetle buckles should weigh 5.9 ounces. I don't consider 15 ft. to be too long, or 5.9 ounces to be excessively heavy. I've had mine a...
  20. Sites 1,2,3,4,5,8,9,10, 11, 12 and site A...

    Sites 1,2,3,4,5,8,9,10, 11, 12 and site A reserved. Only 6 & 7 left!
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    If you're packing 10* quilts, they're going to be...

    If you're packing 10* quilts, they're going to be pretty sizable and not much you can do about it. When I pack my 0* quilts in my 70L pack, I don't have much room for other stuff.

    Just curious -...
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    My rule of thumb is to never use my HG 20* 3/4...

    My rule of thumb is to never use my HG 20* 3/4 Phoenix below 30* F. I know I don't need a sit pad for 30* weather. I like to follow the 10* buffer rule (make sure your insulation is rated at least...
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    I don't think Sawyer knows how to test for that....

    I don't think Sawyer knows how to test for that. Regardless, the testing would probably be expensive. So let's say you test your filter to see if e. coli gets through. First you test with a filter...
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    I wouldn't recommend going without a topquilt. A...

    I wouldn't recommend going without a topquilt. A few years ago, we had a group hang in the NJ Pine Barrens, and it got down to 17* F. I woke up around 4 or 5 am to water the bushes, and found a guy...
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    I'm not sure I understand your point. I should...

    I'm not sure I understand your point. I should sue Sawyer for their vague answers?
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    I think you should change your name to...

    I think you should change your name to PhantomAsbestos.

    Sawyer is very non-committal on what constitutes a "damaged" water filter. I corresponded with them about what constituted a "frozen" water...
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    You gotta be on a cell phone - "knot know" and...

    You gotta be on a cell phone - "knot know" and "asbestos I can" are just classic!:lol:
  28. Sites 1,2,3,4,5,8,9,11 and site A reserved. Only...

    Sites 1,2,3,4,5,8,9,11 and site A reserved. Only 6, 7, 10 and 12 left!
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    Did not even try to learn. Homemade Wanderlust...

    Did not even try to learn. Homemade Wanderlust says she started her AT trip without so much as one night in a hammock or a tent. Not one night of practice! And I don't think she came up with that ENO...
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    I wouldn't count on her to stick with hammocking...

    I wouldn't count on her to stick with hammocking since she's quit it before.

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    Sewn footbox for me on all my quilts - 0*, 20*...

    Sewn footbox for me on all my quilts - 0*, 20* and 40* F. I've never been able to grasp why people want snap and drawcord, unless you want to use the quilts on your bed.
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    Interesting URL - not very well known and doesn't...

    Interesting URL - not very well known and doesn't appear very reputable. However, the info on permethrin seems basically accurate. While deadly to aquatic organisms and cats, permethrin doesn't seem...
  33. Looks like we have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and group site A...

    Looks like we have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and group site A reserved. Only seven more sites to reserve.

    NJ residents: step up and reserve a spot. It's your job.
  34. Site 5 reserved.

    Site 5 reserved.
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    I agree with that, at least in my experience.

    I agree with that, at least in my experience.
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    Hydroscopic? I can't really find any meaning of...

    Hydroscopic? I can't really find any meaning of the word that would relate to winter socks.

    Definition of hydroscope
    : a device for enabling a person to see an object at a considerable distance...
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    Wet is wet. I didn't take notes for future...

    Wet is wet. I didn't take notes for future interrogation.



    Sorry, I thought they had stopped using silnylon on their undercover. Apparently, they haven't, but 2QZQ definitely discontinued...
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    I must admit - I will probably never experiment...

    I must admit - I will probably never experiment with VB clothing. And there are very few people who participate in the "Vapor Barriers - what is your opinion?" thread. It's just the same handful...
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    In my opinion? No. I get just as much...

    In my opinion? No. I get just as much condensation with a bugnet as I do with a vented topcover. All three of my kids get just as much condensation as I do, so I guess they got my "condensation"...
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    Yeah, 5 degrees seems a bit generous, but some...

    Yeah, 5 degrees seems a bit generous, but some people swear by them. Like most folks, socks and top covers create too much condensation for me. It has to be below 15* F before I'll even consider...
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    Looks more like underkill. The 9.1 ft. length...

    Looks more like underkill. The 9.1 ft. length wouldn't work for any of my hammocks, and I'm not even sure what they mean when they say it's 5.8 ft wide and 5.2 ft. tall.
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    1894 wasn't that long ago, if you're a tree. ...

    1894 wasn't that long ago, if you're a tree.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Hinckley_Fire

    Kinda reminds me of the 1995 derecho that rushed through the Adirondacks. If you've ever been in...
  43. Is this on the tie-outs? Some people (I guess...

    Is this on the tie-outs? Some people (I guess Dutch included), like Shock Cord Tarp Tensioners as shown in this sticky:
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  44. As I recall, that old bridge has been gone for a...

    As I recall, that old bridge has been gone for a couple of years, but I could be wrong.
  45. You wouldn't have enjoyed it. There were no...

    You wouldn't have enjoyed it. There were no canoes to steal and stick in trees.
  46. I think that new bridge was last wiped out in...

    I think that new bridge was last wiped out in Hurricane Irene (August, 2011). Last time we were there had to be 5 years ago. I remember, since there was no bridge, we took off our socks and hiking...
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    Every day I take my beagle Joey on a hike in the...

    Every day I take my beagle Joey on a hike in the woods, and we pass underneath a large tree covered in conks. There are limbs that have broken off over the years lying about, and it just scares the...
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    A few years ago we had a group hang at Lower...

    A few years ago we had a group hang at Lower Forge in the Pine Barrens. Friday night the low was 17* F, and I got up to water the bushes at 4 or 5 am. I found new member Vagabound, sitting by a tiny...
  49. You can do that, but you're gonna have a short...

    You can do that, but you're gonna have a short hike to/from Lower Forge to Mullica River.

    I usually use this map:
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  50. Thread: MAHHA Poll

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    Poll: In my experience at group hangs, these...

    In my experience at group hangs, these competitions rarely get much participation. The last guy that I recall who proposed "competitive hanging" got really upset that his proposals weren't...
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