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    I cannot say for sure how much of a difference in...

    I cannot say for sure how much of a difference in dew that you will have with different pitches.
    I usually only pull the tarp down tight if there is a really windy storm. Then morning dew is pretty...
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    Had another great trip out in the woods last...

    Had another great trip out in the woods last weekend. Hung the winter tarp high and in porch mode. We had a few inches of snow but I was able to keep up with clearing it off when needed. This was my...
  3. Sure was a nice area. Boogsy and I opted for...

    Sure was a nice area.

    Boogsy and I opted for an alternate route out.
    We crossed the river to the portage, went over the portage (easy one) and hiked the river for a while.

    Then we took a...
  4. Good times with some good guys. Thanks for...

    Good times with some good guys.

    Thanks for being the one man camera crew man!

    Sure was great to have some deep snow on the ground and fresh snow from the sky while we hung out.
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    Great hang reports! I got out last night for...

    Great hang reports!

    I got out last night for some sub zero hammock fun too.

    It was between -15F and -21F all night. not much wind.

    I had about 4.25" of down on top and on bottom.

    Tarp...
  6. Sounds like the pad might have been a big factor....

    Sounds like the pad might have been a big factor.

    What pads were your friends using?
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    Thanks all for the nice comments. Also thank...

    Thanks all for the nice comments.

    Also thank you to all who have chimed in and backed up my claims of hanging high and staying dry!

    The BWCA truly is a beautiful place to be.




    I'll bet...
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    Hang those tarps high but you might die!

    Hello Hangers!

    We all have the freedom to hike and hang the way that we choose to.
    I want to share my hang style with you today..

    I like hammocks for the open air experience.
    Waking up with a...
  9. Great to see the insulation available at your...

    Great to see the insulation available at your store.

    Also great to see the discussions comparing insulation.

    In my experience, synthetics do not keep their performance over the years as they...
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    Thanks for the pic and details. A quick look...

    Thanks for the pic and details.
    A quick look tells me you are likely not stressing the material more than someone would in a hammock.
    I did not take the time to do any calculations though.

    It...
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    Thanks for sharing this information with the...

    Thanks for sharing this information with the community.

    Please share a photo of the hammock CHAIR so we may be able to assess the stresses on it.
    Please include details on where the ripping...
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    I understand that these fabrics are not...

    I understand that these fabrics are not calendared.
    Are these poly D fabrics tested downproof by anyone?
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    Thanks Guys. I got some to play with finally. ...

    Thanks Guys.
    I got some to play with finally.

    Going to work on next summers gear sometime this winter.
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    Pretty much the same thing I have been doing...

    Pretty much the same thing I have been doing since I started using the cuben tarp too. This technique eliminates air pocket issues.
  15. When you said "5 years" I chuckled good man! ...

    When you said "5 years" I chuckled good man!

    Great video as usual. Glad you got to unwind after another big summer.
  16. I'll take the incubator. Thank you

    I'll take the incubator.

    Thank you
  17. Cool man. looks really fun! Maybe replace the...

    Cool man. looks really fun!

    Maybe replace the portaledge straps, metal buckles, and rings with some amsteel/UCR rigs?
  18. It's great to see a few others using built in...

    It's great to see a few others using built in insulation. It can be awesome but it's tricky to fashion it correctly.
    My rig has the baffles sewn directly to the hammock body.
    3rd summer and likely...
  19. Neat contraption you had there man. Someday I...

    Neat contraption you had there man. Someday I might fashion a bridge rig. It was fun feeding the skeeters with ya. Big Moon is out again. Cheers!
  20. Thanks for taking us along. Beautiful country...

    Thanks for taking us along.

    Beautiful country up there!

    Looking forward to the next chapter.
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    I do not see amsteel included in this sale.

    I do not see amsteel included in this sale.
  22. Klemhiest works much better for me in these...

    Klemhiest works much better for me in these situations
  23. A minimag is a very poor choice for lighting....

    A minimag is a very poor choice for lighting.
    There are many choices out there today.
    A headlamp would be a great addition to your kit. bring some extra batteries of course.

    Many freeze dried...
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    Great video. I'm typically out there just...

    Great video.

    I'm typically out there just after ice out also. But this year I ended up hiking part of the Kekekabic trail with some friends.
    Beautiful weather up there last weekend. hard frost a...
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    Payment sent. Thanks

    Payment sent.

    Thanks
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    I'll take the Triad Alcohol stove (new $30)...

    I'll take the Triad Alcohol stove (new $30) asking $15 lit several times still in great shape
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    Never used them and never had issues. I use...

    Never used them and never had issues.
    I use Dynaglide UCRs
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    Cool stuff once again Dutch -Can you please...

    Cool stuff once again Dutch


    -Can you please share a picture of the camo unrolled about 4 yards so we can see how much the pattern repeats?
  29. Does anyone carry 1.1 - 1.5 oz polyester? A bic...

    Does anyone carry 1.1 - 1.5 oz polyester?
    A bic lighter will melt the sharp ends of cut zip ties in about a second, and they become nicely rounded.
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    Well done man. Really impressed with your...

    Well done man.

    Really impressed with your quick and obviously adequate setup in the cold dark forest after all of that traveling and over-hiking.

    So glad you filmed a bit on our hike. Quite a...
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    Cool vid. The Russian accent was quite...

    Cool vid.

    The Russian accent was quite entertaining :lol:

    Great to see you out there with the lady. She's a trooper.

    You 2 really dug in and had a nice shelter for the weekend. Great job on...
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    Great pics and it was cool to have you on the...

    Great pics and it was cool to have you on the hike up the cliffs.

    I'm digging that sealine roll top you carried. might need to pick one up myself.
  33. Great to see the different videos from everyone....

    Great to see the different videos from everyone. It really helps to get new perspectives on the trip.

    Thanks for dropping in on the stove demo, even if we were nearly done.
    I enjoyed hearing a...
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    Great to see you out in the snowy woods again...

    Great to see you out in the snowy woods again man.

    We all appreciated your spirited story telling around the great fire.

    I'm no expert on the Svea, but was happy to fire it up for you guys....
  35. Got my homemade double strength cocoa ready to go...

    Got my homemade double strength cocoa ready to go here.
    Almost done packing.

    Boogsy and I will be up there around lunchtime tomorrow.

    Woot!
  36. MMMMMMMMMMMMM HMMMMMMMMMMM buddy!

    MMMMMMMMMMMMM HMMMMMMMMMMM buddy!
  37. And yes I will be there with boogsy on Thursday....

    And yes I will be there with boogsy on Thursday. Aiming for a lunchtime arrival.
  38. Yes the road was plowed last year all the way...

    Yes the road was plowed last year all the way past camp. You should be able to make a drop on the road parallel to the snowmobile trail. There are a few logging roads cut that connect the road and...
  39. I like the 1 long line that eliminates digging up...

    I like the 1 long line that eliminates digging up your sticks later TZ. Good stuff. Its amazing how hard that snow gets after some time
  40. Howdy Fellas, my saw ...

    Howdy Fellas,

    my saw

    http://www.silkysaws.com/Silky_Saws/Straight-Saws/Gomtaro-Pro-Sentie-Saw-688#sthash.EbllGGsC.dpbs

    Mine is the yellow version that I do not see available in the 300mm...
  41. Nope, I just like campin.

    Nope, I just like campin.
  42. Yeah, the wool gear works terrific in these...

    Yeah, the wool gear works terrific in these conditions. it was only -15ish in that pic. we had some frosty times out there!

    Cool cozies TZ, you know what you're doing.
    Boogsy and I will be doing...
  43. I'm doing great. Had a spectacular time out in...

    I'm doing great. Had a spectacular time out in the frosty woods with ol' blister finger. We were quite warm and comfortable and had a beautiful spot to camp.

    We did have a fair amount of fluid...
  44. The sidekick, Boogsy, had to work late. So we had...

    The sidekick, Boogsy, had to work late. So we had a big fire in my backyard and discussed past and future adventures til the wee hours. Good times.
  45. I too had a cozy night out in the hammock. Clear...

    I too had a cozy night out in the hammock. Clear and calm. Quite a beautiful sky.
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    I put the entire box on the scale and then I grab...

    I put the entire box on the scale and then I grab handfuls of down from it. that way I can see how much I've taken out and when I have grabbed enough for each baffle. If you are patient you won't...
  47. There is a crik nearby. Maybe a couple hundred...

    There is a crik nearby.
    Maybe a couple hundred yards through the woods.

    However, it's a fairly shallow crik and there is a beaver dam maybe 1/2 mile upstream.

    I was thinking of freezing some...
  48. Great to hear some peeps getting out in the cold!...

    Great to hear some peeps getting out in the cold!

    I did a half nighter here. Wifey summoned my in at about 3. Thermometer said -14.

    Oh so cozy out in the hammock! Getting into the cold side of...
  49. Hung out in the backyard this am for a bit. 7F...

    Hung out in the backyard this am for a bit. 7F and -10 windchill. Tried out a couple "new" ideas. Successful so far.
    You can get a decent sense of a systems performance if you head out in the early...
  50. Minnesotans and others nearby... Grrreat weekend...

    Minnesotans and others nearby...
    Grrreat weekend for some gear testing coming up.

    I'll be out hangin Saturday night.

    Friday night looks to be the coldest with a decent wind chill thrown in....
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