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    So I should be safe with 1.5 and 1.1 by the...

    So I should be safe with 1.5 and 1.1 by the sounds of it.
    The biggest thing is to make setup and tear down (packing) easier and save a bit.
    The idea of hanging the hammock, through in the top...
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    Under 200lb. Depending on time of year...

    Under 200lb.
    Depending on time of year (training and beer consumption), between 170 and 185.

    200lb is a safe target with extra clothes, and what not
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    Ripstop weight suggestions

    I'm looking at making a double layer hammock with underquilting included as the bottom layer. I'm thinking a heavier weight for the top layer and lighter weight for the bottom. Trying to keep the...
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    That is the same site I am looking at. Their site...

    That is the same site I am looking at. Their site is a bit odd.

    the goal is not to find out on he trail that water can get through. The heavy poly tarp I used two weekends ago gave us a great...
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    Tarp rip-stop, what to look for?

    I am looking to make a tarp and am thinking of using ripstop. What weights should I consider and anything else to look at?
    I am looking at a 1.9oz coated fabric currently, but am not sure if it...
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    Keep in mind, those tracks are raw, so you'll see...

    Keep in mind, those tracks are raw, so you'll see where we wondered around exploring and the few spots we lost the trail. The trail is pretty clear for the most part, but does get hard to find in...
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    It depends on the park. This area as well as many...

    It depends on the park. This area as well as many other areas are really unmanaged parks. When trying to organize a group trip back up to Ishpatina Ridge, the park contact was in Ottawa, and I never...
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    The blue tarp was a last minute scramble. I had...

    The blue tarp was a last minute scramble. I had planned to make a rip-stop tarp, but ran out of time.
    The knee is getting better. Would be back to normal, but I have 3 kids and a wife that will not...
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    Unfortunately I can't go back and edit the OP to...

    Unfortunately I can't go back and edit the OP to add this info, so hopefully it won't get too lost.

    Here are the key waypoints.

    Trail Start
    N46 06.802 W82 04.569

    Trail End (At tower gate,...
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    There is very little info on the trail. I have...

    There is very little info on the trail. I have more info to add including camp locations, start and end locations, etc. I will try to add them later. There is a video from 07 (I think) on youtube...
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    Day 4 photos Cont. (Note: GPS tracks attached,...

    Day 4 photos Cont.
    (Note: GPS tracks attached, but needs the extension renamed to .gpx)

    A little friend we hiked with for about a mile. He stayed about 20ft ahead along the trail....
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    Day 4 Photos (last day) View from inside...

    Day 4 Photos (last day)

    View from inside (hadn't left the warm sleeping bag)
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=56176&d=1380250661

    An old Cabin a few hundred...
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    Day 3 photos View at Camp 2...

    Day 3 photos

    View at Camp 2
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=56166&d=1380250289

    View at Camp 2...
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    Thanks. It was one of those trips. Only issue...

    Thanks. It was one of those trips.
    Only issue as a result is a knee problem I didn't know about. Think I have some damage that will need to be addressed.

    Trying to upload the other pics....
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    Day 2 Photos Next morning...

    Day 2 Photos

    Next morning
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=56156&d=1380248665

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=56157&d=1380248665...
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    Heaven's Gate (Ontario Canada)

    I thought I would put up a quick thread regarding the Heaven's Gate trail I completed this past weekend. I'll post up the photos now and tracks and add in more info (and videos) later on when I get a...
  17. Sorry for the delay in replying to the thread. ...

    Sorry for the delay in replying to the thread.
    The trip was great, other then the huge down pour the first day/night and missed views on day 1.
    I ended up not bringing a pad to try and cut down...
  18. Thanks for the information everyone. Will look...

    Thanks for the information everyone.
    Will look into the underquilt once this is trip completed.

    It was pretty damp last last night, but will make sure to keep everything dry on the trip and the...
  19. Did a test hang last night, just the sleeping bag...

    Did a test hang last night, just the sleeping bag and liner, tshirt and jogging pants. Was 0'C when I woke up at 5AM (my normal wake up time btw).
    A couple notes from this test....
    Although you...
  20. I'm old enough to know better then to argue with...

    I'm old enough to know better then to argue with experience, so I'll be looking at picking up a mat before heading out (budget and time not going to permit underquilt thoughts).
    Found a pair of...
  21. Figured I would reply to both quotes in one...

    Figured I would reply to both quotes in one reply.
    I'm testing a lot of new gear this trip as I lost most of my tested and loved gear in the flooding we had this spring. If it hadn't been for the...
  22. Thanks for all the info. The OP was to see how...

    Thanks for all the info.
    The OP was to see how you guys did it with the quilts as all the pics and vids I have seen make them look way to bulky for a long tough trip.

    Because of time and budget,...
  23. I think with the setup I'll be going with, I will...

    I think with the setup I'll be going with, I will be fine for space. Because of budget and time constraints, I will be going with the sleeping bag/liner approach. Doing some reading and vid/pic...
  24. That is definitely on the list to replace. ...

    That is definitely on the list to replace.
    Budget this trip is super tight. Kicking stones right now after 7yrs with the same company.
  25. 3lb pack is a nice weight. most of my gear is on...

    3lb pack is a nice weight.
    most of my gear is on the less expensive side (3 kids and a large old house doesn't permit high end stuff).
    Going over my gear and lists from previous trips (I do...
  26. I tend to be the same, but this trip will be a...

    I tend to be the same, but this trip will be a killer, even if I had no pack on my back.
    We're looking to cover about 50 miles, on a trail that pretty much doesn't exist, through very ruggid, rocky...
  27. How do folks backpack with under/over quilts (size and weight issues)

    This might be a nit of a silly question, but I thought I'd ask as my hike is a week away.
    How do you guys manage to carry all your insulation gear on longer hikes?
    I have a 4 day super rough trip...
  28. I have not undone the end channels. I did try...

    I have not undone the end channels.
    I did try stretching it out between further pilers reducing the sag a lot and that helped. The center tension was still there, but much more manageable. ...
  29. I figure I have a greater sag then the previous...

    I figure I have a greater sag then the previous but was more wondering about how and if anyone has seen the material get tighter in the center of the hammock. I'm thinking the end bunching might be...
  30. Uncomfortable hang, trying to figure out why

    I've been too busy this summer to get out and try my hammock for camping. Hung it up last night in the basement to see how sleeping is going to be for my fall backpacking trip. With no ridgeline, I...
  31. Ishpatina Ridge (Highest Point in Ontario Canada)

    Would there be any interest in doing this type of trip?

    I was working with a couple local geocachers to setup an event up there in late August. I think we may trash the geocaching event idea, but...
  32. Thread: Hello

    by Northern Mike
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    Welcome from Northern Ontario

    Welcome from Northern Ontario
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    I wanted to try it out my first hang as a seat,...

    I wanted to try it out my first hang as a seat, but my kids where all over it and I never got too.
    Heck, my first time sitting on it lasted all of 5 seconds before I ended up with 2 monsters in...
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    That is pretty sweet. Would be nice for...

    That is pretty sweet.
    Would be nice for kayaking or train jump off trips.
  35. Thread: Howdy!!!

    by Northern Mike
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    Welcome from the French River (Northern Ontario)....

    Welcome from the French River (Northern Ontario).
    Once you sleep in the hammock, there is no going back.
    If I could convince the wife to let me get rid of the bed, I'd be back pain free.
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    Sticky: I'm not sure if Northern Mike requires much...

    I'm not sure if Northern Mike requires much explaination.
    Born and raised in Northern Ontario and when on most car and camping forums, I tend to be more North then most.
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    I noticed this wrap you up feeling the first time...

    I noticed this wrap you up feeling the first time I hung my ENO DN. Kind of made me think of adding a couple velcro dots to the outside so I could wrap myself during bug season and not bother with...
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    What hammock are you trying to attach an UQ too?

    What hammock are you trying to attach an UQ too?
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    I have the same hammock and am planning on...

    I have the same hammock and am planning on replacing the rigging. Once that is done, I'll attach my ridge ling right to the rope as it comes out of the end pockets.
    I'm going to be measuring my...
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    Sticky: Added my pin, but it doesn't show up unless I...

    Added my pin, but it doesn't show up unless I click on my name at the end of the long list.
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    If you are a warm sleeper and have a good TQ, you...

    If you are a warm sleeper and have a good TQ, you might be fine without an UQ.
    Locally (and north where I prefer to play), it gets cool at night (even mid summer), so I'm looking at a pad or...
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    Welcome to the forum from the French River (I...

    Welcome to the forum from the French River (I believe N46 W81).
  43. Welcome from the French River, Ontario (Noelville...

    Welcome from the French River, Ontario (Noelville to be exact).
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    This sounds a lot like the one I'm currently...

    This sounds a lot like the one I'm currently working on.
    I'm looking at a slightly different approach and a higher weight limit.

    The two guys I camp with are in the 6ft range and one is a...
  45. Indoor/Home Hammock Hanging hammock of choice?

    With all the folks on here that are using their hammocks for sleeping at home, I thought I would toss up the question about what type of hammock you guys are using.
    Are you just using the same...
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    I'm still trying to talk the wife into switching...

    I'm still trying to talk the wife into switching to hammocks at home. She's been on my case about replacing our bed with some bed that is way too much money.
    Would be seporate hammocks for us if we...
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    I have an ENO hammock and will be tossing the...

    I have an ENO hammock and will be tossing the stock rigging as soon as I can. The setup was so heavy and to try and get a good hang was next to impossible with standard straps.

    The setup I'm...
  48. This is how I pack as well. What I bring...

    This is how I pack as well.
    What I bring changes from adventure to adventure and having everything layed out makes it easier to bring what I need, and leave behind what I don't.
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    Looking forward to seeing your results. I am...

    Looking forward to seeing your results.
    I am exactly like you and have all the materials in hand, just need to introduce myself to our sewing machine (I don't believe we had met yet).
  50. I'm in the process of working out a design with a...

    I'm in the process of working out a design with a built in UQ. It'll be probably for cool weather (cool for Northern Ontario) and not so much for the way below freezing.
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