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  1. My Borgi does not shed, he blows hair. And...

    My Borgi does not shed, he blows hair.

    And would obviously be considered the Eiderdown of dog hairs :rolleyes:
  2. If I ever need them I would just cut strips off...

    If I ever need them I would just cut strips off the piece of knock-off ShamWow I carry for a camp towel. Nice for wiping a damp tarp down as well. Twisting your straps is great advice. Every little...
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    63. Hammocks gave me back the trail. Crawling...

    63. Hammocks gave me back the trail. Crawling around on the ground just doesn't have that much attraction to me anymore.

    Shug and another HF member, Carver, have been my inspiration.

    Shug tries...
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    Use the Bonefire Suspension. Eliminates the...

    Use the Bonefire Suspension.

    Eliminates the need for prussiks or any other hard/software
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    When using Zing-it for tarp tie-outs i always...

    When using Zing-it for tarp tie-outs i always make the prussiks out of braided mason line just for this reason. Its not coated and it should break certainly before the Zing-it and hopefully before...
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    This is how I did it. Thanks Sheltowee and...

    This is how I did it. Thanks Sheltowee and Bonefire

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/158326-Ultralight-Full-Comfort-Pack-List-Gear-Food-amp-Clothes
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    I just cut a small foot mat out of a section of...

    I just cut a small foot mat out of a section of Walmart Tent Fly. Using it for 5 years now. When it wears out I have enough material to make another dozen or so :unsure:
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    There's been a few scammers over the winter, and...

    There's been a few scammers over the winter, and now season's already started for most of us, and gear lists are set.

    Expect for it to pick back up again as the months go on. In order to receive...
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    I'm with OneClick on this one. Full length...

    I'm with OneClick on this one.

    Full length coverage means a lot. You get cold from the bottom up in a hammock. I was using a sit pad in the foot box and my puffer to extend coverage to my lower...
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    Thanks Skyball, sorry you had to go through that....

    Thanks Skyball, sorry you had to go through that.

    Because it's small and DCF UL I'll still be bringing this. https://zpacks.com/products/shoulder-pouch

    Anyone need it or want to pack in...
  11. Thread: Hammock pillow

    by Rolloff
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    Just got mine...it's OneClick's fault Still...

    Just got mine...it's OneClick's fault

    Still like my Nemo but this works and is much lighter.
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    I think we're in real good shape. Asking for 3 or...

    I think we're in real good shape. Asking for 3 or 4 days in a row w/o weather change this time of year won't get you great odds.

    I was trying to decide between rain gear, but the rain looks light...
  13. No Ninox exp, but if you were dealing with an HF...

    No Ninox exp, but if you were dealing with an HF vendor asking for overfill on the 30* would be pretty easy to accommodate. You'd think somehow Ninox could do that. Doesn't hurt to ask.

    After many...
  14. Thread: Pee Bottle

    by Rolloff
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    No. Just no. But keep on posting. I want to...

    No. Just no.

    But keep on posting. I want to know who's peeing in their hammock whenever a peece of gear goes up in the for sale thread
  15. Nice Layne, you're getting pretty good at this....

    Nice Layne, you're getting pretty good at this. Thanks for taking us with you.
  16. Thread: Tarp Level?

    by Rolloff
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    Always tilted. Especially in porch mode. Keeps...

    Always tilted. Especially in porch mode. Keeps water from pooling in the middle of the roof, if a little storm puffs up in the night. I'll also make sure I lower my hiking pole a little on the low...
  17. I've counted the grams and compared price points...

    I've counted the grams and compared price points on DCF Hex/doors vs DCF Hex/UQP.

    Pretty much a push either way. HYOH
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    :lol: whatever you bring for Yogi....make sure...

    :lol: whatever you bring for Yogi....make sure it's in a pic-a-nic basket
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    No problem. Didn't want there to be any and we...

    No problem. Didn't want there to be any and we want anyone driving any distance at all to have a great time. Sounds like you've planned things out well in advance.

    The route to the hang is one of...
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    HYOH Not sure I'd ever go into the Whites with...

    HYOH

    Not sure I'd ever go into the Whites with a summer kit. But you live there and certainly know better.

    And you are right what's the fun of owning only one set of gear :lol:
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    Great choice and sounds like a decent plan....

    Great choice and sounds like a decent plan. Remember TQ temp ratings are affected greatly by UQ ratings. With a 40/20 insulation kit + proper base layers and such below freezing is very doable. I did...
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    Plenty of trees. The parking lot can get very...

    Plenty of trees.
    The parking lot can get very congested by the weekend and there is no camping allowed @ the trailhead.

    CV2 is within the Deam Wilderness Area. The Sycamore Trail, which CV2 is...
  23. Old school thread. Old school answer. Don't...

    Old school thread. Old school answer.

    Don't camp in Public Areas.
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    No. sorry for the confusion. Using the SS as a...

    No. sorry for the confusion.
    Using the SS as a TQ it is rated @40 degrees

    For the UQ i was running a 20 degree 2/3L HG clone or a Lost biker Lewis 20 degree 3/4L.

    My current kit is a Sheltowee...
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    Nope. Of course it is the other way around....

    Nope. Of course it is the other way around. 40TQ/20UQ. Insulation kits for hammocks almost always run the lower temp range on the bottom, higher on top.
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    Yup. Not sure I'll be camping CV2 the first...

    Yup. Not sure I'll be camping CV2 the first night, but I will be passing through on Thursday then probably up the spur to the Sycamore Trail and back around counter clockwise to CV2 on Friday....
  27. I always seem to agree with Carver

    I always seem to agree with Carver
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    As a single set 40/20 is extremely versatile...

    As a single set 40/20 is extremely versatile especially since you can vent in the warmer temps and will want all you can get at the other end of the temp range. Consider cold wet windy. I've...
  29. Remember you are carrying rain gear. Even the...

    Remember you are carrying rain gear. Even the most minimalist wind shirt can make for a decent door or beak for the weather end of most tarps. Garbage sacks? I think most of us carry one or two just...
  30. Faraday deadeye :sneaky:

    Faraday deadeye :sneaky:
  31. Thread: Poison Ivy

    by Rolloff
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    No. I've not experienced any problems like that...

    No. I've not experienced any problems like that with my hammocks.

    That bush beside my mailbox however is an entirely different story :thumbdown:
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    Mule would not be a happy camper :mellow:

    Mule would not be a happy camper :mellow:
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    And that will do it for me then. Thanks for the...

    And that will do it for me then. Thanks for the heads up. Not sure the road construction favors my road trip anyway. Have a great time and watch where you step and even more so where you decide to...
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    Bringing my 30 degree Sheltowee/Bonefire kit. If...

    Bringing my 30 degree Sheltowee/Bonefire kit. If the Superior's insulation factor is anything close to the same, you will be roasting in those temps. I lasted 15 minutes last fall before having to...
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    Looking to be a real goody! I'll only be...

    Looking to be a real goody!

    I'll only be checking that a dozen or so times btwn now and then :laugh:
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    There's often something going on the following...

    There's often something going on the following week or so. Usually the folks who couldn't make the HF Hang for one reason or another. A couple weeks after that, the wild mushrooms start popping and a...
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    Poll: No paralysis...but when I try to talk in my...

    No paralysis...but when I try to talk in my dreams I slur my words incoherently :tonguesmilie:
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    You take all the precautions in jeff-oh's post,...

    You take all the precautions in jeff-oh's post, then hope for the best. Some of the blow downs and deadfalls I've come across in recent years defy a lot of those indicators. Hopefully you won't be...
  39. Thread: Hoosier Hang

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    Hi Jerry. Just logged into check. Hope to see...

    Hi Jerry. Just logged into check. Hope to see everyone again.
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    I agree with this. And you will notice the...

    I agree with this. And you will notice the flatter lay right off.
  41. Thread: Gear hammock.

    by Rolloff
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    I use the DH Gear Sling. Does the job and weights...

    I use the DH Gear Sling. Does the job and weights less than some mesh peak shelves.

    Lots of room. Practically any thing I'm not wearing goes in there, clothes-wise. The Smurfs make good stuff....
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    I'm new to DCF so it gets the call now...but I...

    I'm new to DCF so it gets the call now...but I still feel like a traitor to my 12' Sil AHE Toxaway. It never failed me a single time.
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    Making sure my Hammock, Insulation kit, and...

    Making sure my Hammock, Insulation kit, and clothes that need to remain dry are the only things going into the inside of my pack did the trick for me.

    I also went with an outside food canister...
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    The extremely nice thing about including a...

    The extremely nice thing about including a hammock in any UL or LW kit, is when you end up a pound or so over whatever your target weight may be, it's all pretty much comfort. :thumbup1:
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    Getting up and moving around after peeing of...

    Getting up and moving around after peeing of course. It's a roll of the dice, move around too much I'm woke up, but that's alright I don't mind being up as the forest wakes up. I'd miss that...
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    Yes I'm kind of feeling that way. Never realized...

    Yes I'm kind of feeling that way. Never realized how cold my lower legs were getting. Go figure.

    It is a Sheltowee Bonefire Whisper 30 degree custom. Weights in @ 1.9lbs. I don't require the sit...
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    Sure thing. @17 UQ set up was a 3/4 length 20...

    Sure thing. @17 UQ set up was a 3/4 length 20 degree Lewis(Lost Biker) nested with a 2/3 length 20 degree HG clone. Neo-air sit pad in the footbox

    Cold @ 30 using just the 20 degree HG clone with...
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    It's a bit of catch 22. UQ too loose too cold. UQ...

    It's a bit of catch 22. UQ too loose too cold. UQ cinched too tight and it bunches up allowing cold air in. About that time you can also feel the UQ and it can add or be just as bad as calf ridge.
    ...
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    Nope. No cold spots. 17 with no wind for the...

    Nope. No cold spots. 17 with no wind for the lowest. I was sleeping in med base layers, wind/rain pants, and Patagonia Std down sweater, knit hat and fleece hood.

    I also froze my butt off in the...
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    Synthetics. Dedicated sleep clothes. Extra pair...

    Synthetics. Dedicated sleep clothes. Extra pair of socks in cold temps to allow the wet ones that didn't completely dry out over night, a few more hours hang time before I have to use them again.
    ...
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