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    Often the time when cars line the side of the...

    Often the time when cars line the side of the road, literally right next to the "No Parking on road" signs. 99% of the time with Illinois plates.
  2. Mt. Washington, backpacking destination on the way

    I'm putting the ~11mi Mt. Washington loop day hike on my list for next year. Current weather is 24, 61mph wind with 72mpg gusts. 124mph yesterday. So yeah, more of a late-summer ETA for me :)
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    I always make sure I don't write off the first...

    I always make sure I don't write off the first half of November. Michigan can still produce some really nice days. Or I can head south and hit summer-like temps. I'll plan one more fast/light hiking...
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    Actually is was about 3mi hike out, but it didn't...

    Actually is was about 3mi hike out, but it didn't matter since I slept warm and just dried my stuff when I got home. This was a 3-day trip. -16 first night, no issues. Second night was 0 so there...
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    Dammit!!! Too good!! 11hr drive...hmmmmm. Maybe.

    Dammit!!! Too good!! 11hr drive...hmmmmm. Maybe.
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    I would never rely on any kind of "fuse". If the...

    I would never rely on any kind of "fuse". If the storm is that bad, expect something else to fail first.
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    I no longer believe ANYTHING. Not even as a...

    I no longer believe ANYTHING. Not even as a general idea or trend in the weather pattern. This is from the same CPC that does the 6-10 and 8-14 day outlooks...which failed MISERABLY and consistently...
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    My last trip was a cold and damp one. The first...

    My last trip was a cold and damp one. The first two nights weren't as bad, but the last night hit that dewpoint with the coldest low right at 32. I noticed all around the footbox, outside of the TQ,...
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    With the amount of vapor I've seen collect, it...

    With the amount of vapor I've seen collect, it doesn't seem like anything would help much. Unless there was a wind blowing over the surface...but no one really wants that.
  10. We're professional campers with headlamps! I'd...

    We're professional campers with headlamps!

    I'd hate to miss this but don't want to burn vacation. I've been going pretty hard at the trips and should stay home anyway to get some stuff done. Or...
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    It's hard to describe in words, but that's sort...

    It's hard to describe in words, but that's sort of what I was getting at. Even with good quality shockcord, you really can't (want) to crank it as tight as you would something like zingit. With just...
  12. The thing old school detectives beat you with....

    The thing old school detectives beat you with. AKA, telephone book. But now many would also ask, what is a telephone book?
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    This really seems to be the way of many. Years...

    This really seems to be the way of many. Years ago there were so many fancy setups with shockcord; personally I think people just wanted to tinker and fix a problem that didn't exist. I'm not a...
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    Two years old but I liked this thread! Good way...

    Two years old but I liked this thread! Good way to ramp up into winter.

    I think for the first time in my life I may not be excited about snow, or cold! My attempt at acclimatizing to warm weather...
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    I just had this out for 3 nights car camping in...

    I just had this out for 3 nights car camping in the cold and wind. I was going to use the Superfly but I'm glad I chose this instead last minute.

    After tweaking the pole lengths, I've come to the...
  16. It would save me about 3.5oz...but that's giving...

    It would save me about 3.5oz...but that's giving up a TON of dry space, nice big porch mode and mini doors (Thunderfly tarp). 3.5oz.

    I've even given up on my standard hex after getting blasted in...
  17. I like that there's an option to have a lightning...

    I like that there's an option to have a lightning bolt strike the non-stop barking dog.
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    Ouch, hot thread. In someone(s) defense I...

    Ouch, hot thread.

    In someone(s) defense I don't think anyone is being a xenophobe. The fact that 99.9% of this stuff (other than some cottage vendors) comes out of China, that's just the fact. I'm...
  19. My first thought is always limiting use, while...

    My first thought is always limiting use, while securing that cash. I could be totally wrong, but I do miss the days of arriving at any trailhead at 9PM on a Friday and seeing one or two cars. Now...
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    This must be your first day on the Internet....

    This must be your first day on the Internet. Don't worry about it, we have more tangents here than a 4th-year geometry textbook. There's also plenty who are offended by anything that's not dutchware,...
  21. Dirty. Not close enough to affect me but I always...

    Dirty. Not close enough to affect me but I always hate seeing more flaming hoops no matter where it is.

    I just don't do reservations and permits; don't care how quick or easy it may be. Just one...
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    I honestly don't know. I mentioned that as...

    I honestly don't know. I mentioned that as something I do sometimes. But even after a google search or just navigating thru amazon you get the /ref stuff. Just going to my current shopping cart and...
  23. Thread: Speed Tips

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    Having a system comes in handy. Tonight I'll...

    Having a system comes in handy. Tonight I'll drive 4hrs after work. Roll into some random public land in thick pines where I've never camped, after 1-1.5" of rain all day. Heaviest at 9pm right when...
  24. Thread: Damp and down

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    I'm heading out into some real shetay...

    I'm heading out into some real shetay weather...consistent 44 highs everyday, 34 lows every night. Windy and rain/snow. Just miserable. The 20 set is coming for sure this time.

    Good point about...
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    I just happened to come across this on the...

    I just happened to come across this on the Feathered Friends site:

    Do you use water-resistant down?

    Treated down (“dry down”) is a technology that was developed to decrease drying time for...
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    I'm not sure it works this way, but I always...

    I'm not sure it works this way, but I always delete everything to the right beginning with "/ref=" on the amazon links. Just to not give them the satisfaction in case of a shill. Sorry to be that guy...
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    I just like how they are bucking the ALL CAPS...

    I just like how they are bucking the ALL CAPS COMPANY NAME trend. And getting wild by not even capitalizing the first letter. onewind. Well played.
  28. Whew! Reminds me about the "are the woods...

    Whew! Reminds me about the "are the woods becoming more crowded?" thread.

    I love seeing the fall colors up north!
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    Great country song. The obvious mention of a...

    Great country song. The obvious mention of a pickup truck, "how my baby left me", whiskey, sad and lonely on a cold night...I hang over a dying fire.
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    Oh man, thank you HF for serving as my memory. I...

    Oh man, thank you HF for serving as my memory. I didn't finish this last year, so I totally forgot what I was doing here. I'm looking forward to fixing the other two poles and getting out this winter.
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    Power trolling, with exceptionally tasty bait. I...

    Power trolling, with exceptionally tasty bait. I felt this needed a bump as we get into cooler weather.
  32. I've only stacked top quilts, a 20 and 40. It was...

    I've only stacked top quilts, a 20 and 40. It was a ridiculous puffball of down. Felt like I could have gone to -20. Maybe more since my 0 alone was plenty down to -16.

    Good point about...
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    I hear too much about this place to only...

    I hear too much about this place to only experience it online. It's a 9.5hr drive, so doable but will need to be one of my year's "big" trips. It's on the list for next year. Thanks for the info and...
  34. Nice piney carpet! I really need to get up there.

    Nice piney carpet! I really need to get up there.
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    Haha piling up snow...I do it every time. I don't...

    Haha piling up snow...I do it every time. I don't know why!! Habit I guess. All that does is block more wind/hold in condensation. It also creates a little "ramp" for more snow to accelerate up and...
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    I learned that the hard way when I had the great...

    I learned that the hard way when I had the great idea to "block 100% of that cold wind with a big tarp". To gain a theoretical 5 of warmth, I added buckets of condensation to EVERYTHING under the...
  37. Thread: Speed Tips

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    Exactly! Weight off my shoulders including that...

    Exactly! Weight off my shoulders including that pack.
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    In before the "I'm not in a hurry when on the...

    In before the "I'm not in a hurry when on the trail...I'm there to relax" comments.
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    The forcefield has been shut down. Went from...

    The forcefield has been shut down. Went from sweating and swatting bugs to rain, snow, wind and highs barely hitting 45 this weekend. Too soon.

    Why does fall, the best season, only last about 96...
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    Thanks, just curious. If I do head up there it...

    Thanks, just curious. If I do head up there it would likely be for a fall trip.
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    Just curious, when does this typically happen?...

    Just curious, when does this typically happen? Sometime in April?
  42. That would be a whole different thing. I think...

    That would be a whole different thing. I think what we're discussing, at least myself, is the difference between a bed and hammock with few other variables introduced (same diet, beverage...
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    Oh yeah! Lots of good pizza places too. Pizza as...

    Oh yeah! Lots of good pizza places too. Pizza as in "real pizza" from a hole-in-the-wall shop. Police Station Pizza in Ambridge...the best!
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    Thanks everyone, I'll put this on this list! May...

    Thanks everyone, I'll put this on this list! May stop in Pittsburgh to visit family too.
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    Western PA - What yinz got over there?

    I'm talking extreme western PA, so Allegheny National Forest is pretty much what I see.

    Is this any good for backpacking for 2-3 days? Or more of a car camping/hunting spot? I need to check out...
  46. It's the same for me every day. I drink 2 small...

    It's the same for me every day. I drink 2 small cups of coffee in the morning, 1.5L of water throughout the day at work, can of seltzer water for lunch, can of Coke at night while watching TV. I'll...
  47. Well now they put some snow in the forecast!

    Well now they put some snow in the forecast!
  48. It really is amazing. I woke up at 5:05am then...

    It really is amazing. I woke up at 5:05am then went back to sleep almost instantly. My alarm went off at 6:38am and it felt like I slept another 3 hours. DEEP sleep!
  49. 130 days of consecutive indoor hanging now (minus...

    130 days of consecutive indoor hanging now (minus days I hung outdoors). Still more bathroom breaks than a bed. Strange. And it's not just that but the volume. TMI I know, but my bladder must be able...
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    That's the one :)

    That's the one :)
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