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    I'm on my 2nd stansport and its starting to take...

    I'm on my 2nd stansport and its starting to take a little bend. Could be operator error...I seem to recall experiencing a major chair failure in the distant past.

    The Coleman Rambler is built...
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    A trip report is rare for One-click, so this trip...

    A trip report is rare for One-click, so this trip must have been a special one! He texted me picture from the Deam on Saturday and next time I hear back he's on the NCT. Having a plan b, c, and d...
  3. The North Country Trail in Michigan. Lots of...

    The North Country Trail in Michigan. Lots of beautiful sections and you can have some areas all to yourself if you choose correctly....
  4. No carbon monoxide detector, since it's not as...

    No carbon monoxide detector, since it's not as sealed up as a house would be and there's lots of airflow.

    When I first set it up when I got it, I got a ton of smoke in the tent. But, after one of...
  5. Opps, typo....meant 10" chainsaw. A 10 foot one...

    Opps, typo....meant 10" chainsaw. A 10 foot one would barely fit on my pulk[emoji6].

    I haven't had any issues with the draw using my current angle, but I do see the benefits of getting it a...
  6. Looks like Prototype #1 is coming home to...

    Looks like Prototype #1 is coming home to Michigan, since another hanger here purchased it! I had mine out last week at a hang, in anticipation of the upcoming winter hang season. Every time I put...
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    Got any pictures and comments on the new 'Lair?

    Got any pictures and comments on the new 'Lair?
  8. Knowing Jared, I would suspect that your email...

    Knowing Jared, I would suspect that your email did not go through or ended up in his spam folder. He has a solid reputation replying to emails in a speedy manner and his customer service is top...
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    Crazy Michigan weather! I love those weather...

    Crazy Michigan weather! I love those weather cams.

    Yes, the GT 2020 thread will be coming soon...I just had to get through the Gluttony Hang first.
  10. I don't equate any forum post reply from any...

    I don't equate any forum post reply from any member as "worthless". We are all here to contribute to the HF community in whatever way we choose.

    There's lots of options out there for the OP to...
  11. It's great seeing our HF members already getting...

    It's great seeing our HF members already getting into snow season! Here in Michigan we have a chance of it this weekend, so I'm planning on enjoying it in the backyard.
  12. I've been using something very similar for the...

    I've been using something very similar for the last couple years to keep track of things year round. After seeing people lose things, like car keys, it's a no brainer having something like this.
  13. Check with Jared at www.simplylightdesigns.com ....

    Check with Jared at www.simplylightdesigns.com . He's a wiz with the thread injector and customer service is too notch. He's done a bunch of custom work for me over the years.
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    Thought I'd chime in here since my ears were...

    Thought I'd chime in here since my ears were buzzing [emoji4]. Regarding hot tent evolution here in Michigan (to the best of my knowledge). I saw one at least 6 years ago at the Ludington winter...
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    #50 is in the books for October. 5 days of...

    #50 is in the books for October. 5 days of hanging spread over 2 outings. First one was a fall gathering in Foote Pond near Michigan's Lumbermans Monument. The other one was a couple days in my hot...
  16. All in all, we had a pretty nice weekend in camp....

    All in all, we had a pretty nice weekend in camp. The rain held off till Saturday night around 10, which motivated everyone to retire to their hammocks or tents. We had lots of hot tents this time,...
  17. And food! Some of the gluttonous treats included...

    And food! Some of the gluttonous treats included grilled cheese breakfast sandwiches with BACON Sausage, ribs, bacon wrapped pork loin, bacon topped cinnamon rolls and lots of other food that tested...
  18. Follow this link to post your pics and stories. ...

    Follow this link to post your pics and stories. Thank you!
  19. Gluttony No. 6 - Tales from the 2019 Hang

    I know it's kind of early to post a trip report of a group hang when it's barely started, but I'm at home waiting for my ride to head north and figured I might as well get something in place. So,...
  20. All packed up and ready to go. The advance team...

    All packed up and ready to go. The advance team is up there and enjoying a nice campfire. I'll be on the road by 8! Gonna be tough to sleep tonight as I anticipate the gluttonous feast ahead.
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  21. Sure, that looks very comfortable....nice...

    Sure, that looks very comfortable....nice thinking outside the box!
  22. I'm so glad it's car camping, because the gear is...

    I'm so glad it's car camping, because the gear is piling up and I know I have more stuff like the pop-up canopy and table in the garage. Carpooling up with my buddy Gerard whose bringing German beer...
  23. I've pulled together a few things too (sil...

    I've pulled together a few things too (sil poncho, wind shirt, hiking pants, winter camp pot, plus a couple other things). Looks like fall weather is here with great temps for hanging. Can't wait...
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    I'm contemplating the same thing. I've already...

    I'm contemplating the same thing. I've already had 2 10 foot Trail Lair but now I'm thinking I'd be more comfy in an 11 footer.

    Post some pics when you get your new Lair.
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    I'm using the same thing on all of my tarps, but...

    I'm using the same thing on all of my tarps, but they're alot cheaper here: https://simplylightdesigns.com/collections/hardware/products/lineloc-3
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    Update from NOAA for the 2019-2020 winter season,...

    Update from NOAA for the 2019-2020 winter season, but good news for Michigan since they predict more snow and rain than last season with more or less the same temps...
  27. Gargoyle: remember, I've got your back if we...

    Gargoyle: remember, I've got your back if we need any muscle for unruly neighbors [emoji16]. Hope you can make it up this year! It's always great hearing what you've been up to.

    One week from...
  28. I saw the same link on MySpace [emoji5]. As...

    I saw the same link on MySpace [emoji5]. As silvr posted earlier: lots of threads on HF regarding this scam and kickstarter.
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    Best post of the thread and right to the point. ...

    Best post of the thread and right to the point. HYOH.
  30. One thing to remember about when your first...

    One thing to remember about when your first getting into hammocking is that everyone will have a different answer and reason of what works best for them. There's pros and cons of any...
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    I'm ready for winter camping season after a...

    I'm ready for winter camping season after a backpacking season that was a little too hot this year. Fall seems to go by in a blink of an eye and I really miss getting out for a long weekend hike. ...
  32. I'll also have a extra 12 foot winter tarp, 11'...

    I'll also have a extra 12 foot winter tarp, 11' dutchware hammock, Greylock 3 and 4 (20 & 0 degree UQ), plus a underquilt protector available for anyone that needs loaner gear. Only rule is you...
  33. Looks like we've had a few more signing up! ...

    Looks like we've had a few more signing up! Thank you to everyone who has added themselves to the list. It makes it a whole lot easier to estimate how much food to bring. I know we will have lots...
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    Post history says it all...

    Post history says it all...
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    Thanks for bringing this one back to life! This...

    Thanks for bringing this one back to life! This is a classic thread and sets a new high bar for the craft of trolling [emoji1].

    And, we all played along with it...
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    If the pad fails, I'd say a night in the hammock...

    If the pad fails, I'd say a night in the hammock isn't going to happen. Here's an earlier discussion of the product:...
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    Don't worry about it. There's lots of variables...

    Don't worry about it. There's lots of variables regarding weather and setup conditions that can affect the outcome.

    I've got a 11 foot HG standard with doors and have never had an issue getting...
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    Nancy was a classy lady!

    Nancy was a classy lady!
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    From one blister prone person to another: that's...

    From one blister prone person to another: that's one to wear with pride! Congrats on finishing the trip out dealing with that. Looks like an interesting place to hike!
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    State of confusion. Seriously, I'm up to 3...

    State of confusion. Seriously, I'm up to 3 state's now: Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia.
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    Don't get me started on Gretchen.... I don't...

    Don't get me started on Gretchen....

    I don't mind the smell of cigars around a campfire but just can't get into the whole idea of smoking a stogie.
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    Kudos for digging it up. I'm thinking they are...

    Kudos for digging it up. I'm thinking they are related to Rockets Redglared...
  43. I've never seen one there, but I just got back...

    I've never seen one there, but I just got back from a trip to WV and saw lots of indicators: poop, tracks, torn up rotted stumps and digging. I make it a habit to always hang my food away from...
  44. Yep, seems like Fall is the official kick off of...

    Yep, seems like Fall is the official kick off of bacon season. We are a couple weeks away and Fall is in the air!

    If anyone has any extra gear that is looking for a new home, bring it along. ...
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    That Everclear was nasty and diiirrrty....best...

    That Everclear was nasty and diiirrrty....best use is stove fuel. Should have brought the beers.
  46. Just saw this thread after being out of town a...

    Just saw this thread after being out of town a couple days. Nice job on the video explaining how loads affect the amsteel plus how it's different than other products that may or may not be on the...
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    I never got wet under my HG standard, but if full...

    I never got wet under my HG standard, but if full on winter protection is what your looking for, by all means, go for the Palace. I already had a dedicated 12 foot sil winter tarp (plus a later...
  48. Lots of discussions on HF discussing the pros and...

    Lots of discussions on HF discussing the pros and cons of a UQP. As always, HYOH.

    It's always a part of my kit when I'm using my various tarps: asym, hex, sol winter tarp with doors, hot tent...
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    #49 is in the books! This is getting way too...

    #49 is in the books! This is getting way too easy. Just returned from 4 days and 3 nights on a backpacking trip to West Virginia. It was a whole new experience for me hiking down there and the...
  50. We are one month away from the Gluttonous...

    We are one month away from the Gluttonous happenings at our 6th annual hang! Looking forward to the Dirks awesome tamales and Gregori's variety of bacon treats. Opened the freezer this morning and...
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