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  1. Thread: UQ Foot Squeeze

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    Your cinch end at the foot looks cinched down...

    Your cinch end at the foot looks cinched down pretty tightly. Loosen all the way and go from there.
    Also...try to bias your suspension at footend as in this video at 2:40 in the video below.
    Might...
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    NEI. Like to see a picture but think I see...

    NEI.


    Like to see a picture but think I see it.


    Complexelly Kool.
  3. Was my first hammock over 20 years ago. Had...

    Was my first hammock over 20 years ago.
    Had spreader bars but it is not a bridge hammock or a gathered end hammock.
    Mine was over 5 lbs.
    Still, it gets you off the ground....
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    Whooooo Buddy)))) I was in Norway but I never...

    Whooooo Buddy))))
    I was in Norway but I never got to camp. Beautiful country and people.
    Enjoy the hammock quest.
    Shug
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    Add some poles to the ends or get the Tensa Tarp...

    Add some poles to the ends or get the Tensa Tarp extenders. They may work......
    Shug

    https://live.staticflickr.com/1901/31699580678_247c727b57_c.jpg
    ...
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    It'll loosen up. Think of it as putting on tight...

    It'll loosen up.
    Think of it as putting on tight jeans out of the drier.
    Just use it and see what happens.
    Take that friend of your gear-loaning program.
    Shug
  7. Duct tape or Gorilla Tape will stick to it. Gives...

    Duct tape or Gorilla Tape will stick to it. Gives it that well used look.
    Shug
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    Have a right goodie of a trip. Porch is...

    Have a right goodie of a trip.


    Porch is great is a rain and quarterback for some sky-gazing.



    The tarp pitch for those that never tarped is a real art and takes some time.
    I never use a...
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    It is key I think.

    It is key I think.
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    We still do it! The quarterback has been my...

    We still do it!


    The quarterback has been my new favorite. Thanks on the shirt. It is from Wandern'Fool.


    I do like being covered but like a moon-roof.


    The bovine are jealous.
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    A nice cold Pocari Sweat to you for that trip....

    A nice cold Pocari Sweat to you for that trip.
    Shug-san
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    ViDEO: Tarp Pitches for Seeing Sky

    To tarp or not to tarp.
    When I don't pitch my tarp it always seems to drizzle or else pine needles fall on my face.
    Here are a couple of tarp pitches and ideas to still see the night sky but also...
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    Had to boost it a bit over the years with some...

    Had to boost it a bit over the years with some lower supports for a more secure side to side motion support. Far upright bolted to house.
    Shug and Bean

    175760

    175766
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    I have a Raven and it is a very good feeling...

    I have a Raven and it is a very good feeling hammock.
    Don't own an HG hammock so can't compare.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/r--ChnEWvMQ
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    If this is for Winter Only....get the 0 and know...

    If this is for Winter Only....get the 0 and know you'll be warm.
    The High Sierra Sniveller is such a right goodie.
    Shug
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    Look at Bemidji State...

    Look at Bemidji State Park......https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/park.html?id=spk00205#homepage or Mississippi Headwaters State...
  17. How about have the seamstress cut the sock bottom...

    How about have the seamstress cut the sock bottom and add some ripstop to match your hammock hang. Just adding that may extend it enough.
    Why do you not like a regular bug net?
    Shug
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    Sand stakes. Something like these, as large as...

    Sand stakes.
    Something like these, as large as you can get and use a few.....https://www.msrgear.com/catalog/product/view/id/19594/s/toughstake/category/4/

    These look good...
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    The Warbonnet hammocks keep the bug-net away from...

    The Warbonnet hammocks keep the bug-net away from your face if you like gathered end hammocks.
    One reason I really like them in bug season.
    Shug
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    Yessir...that hill right before the parkway is a...

    Yessir...that hill right before the parkway is a good one! We want to do it South to North next time.
    Shug
  21. There ya' go. You know what ya' need. Look...

    There ya' go. You know what ya' need. Look forward to seeing what you come up with.
    Maybe consider a pole mod to open the tarp up some more.
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    My charcoal diy Blackcrow tarp gives me good...

    My charcoal diy Blackcrow tarp gives me good shade. Location helps. So does a breeze. Still better than being out in the direct sun exposed. Throw some clothes over the top.
    Ever sat under a big...
  23. How about two tarps...one for you and hammock and...

    How about two tarps...one for you and hammock and one for the bike. Might be easier than one HUGE tarp.
    Or add an eave to the side of your tarp possibly attached to some side pull-outs. Seen that...
  24. Your lizard brain is on high night alert. Try to...

    Your lizard brain is on high night alert. Try to re-train. Sit alone in the dark with no light and no fire. Get used to night sounds. Same as day but your brain is tuning in on them. It is our...
  25. Looks mighty fine. Love when the sky gets that...

    Looks mighty fine. Love when the sky gets that pinkish-reddish-salmon color on the lakes.
    Shug
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    Noted.

    Noted.
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    You can see the detail of mine in this video at...

    You can see the detail of mine in this video at 20:33 into the video below.
    It is super nice.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/wMPeHWU62To
  28. Thread: The Shel

    by Shug
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    Seems I know not what I post.

    Seems I know not what I post.
  29. Thread: The Shel

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    Actually I called it an "amped-up hammock sock."

    Actually I called it an "amped-up hammock sock."
  30. I keep all my gear insight and partially loaded...

    I keep all my gear insight and partially loaded and ready to go. That way when time and inclination opens up I grab and go.
    Mainly I try to get ahead of my commitments and chores and practice so I...
  31. Thread: Amok Draumr XL

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    Also make sure to carry a pad repair kit and know...

    Also make sure to carry a pad repair kit and know how to use it.
    Shug
  32. A humble thankee.

    A humble thankee.
  33. I am sooo happy you were happy with Gordy's and...

    I am sooo happy you were happy with Gordy's and took the time to go. It is special.
    Whoooooooo Buddy))))
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    Contact...

    Contact Raftingtigger.....https://www.tiggzcraftworkz.com/product-page/alamosa-anchors-pair
    Shug
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    What pad are you using? Shug

    What pad are you using?
    Shug
  36. It sure is. I treasure my Amigo Pro. Glad you...

    It sure is. I treasure my Amigo Pro. Glad you have one as well.
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    You can see them in this video at around 2:54...

    You can see them in this video at around 2:54 into video.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/2kPvSn5_T58
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    Yes, need a full briefing~~~ Carry forth. Shug...

    Yes, need a full briefing~~~
    Carry forth.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/O6joSH9ad3k
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    Maybe this will...

    Maybe this will help....https://www.tensaoutdoor.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Tensa-Solo.pdf

    Shug
  40. That is a right good section. You'll enjoy it....

    That is a right good section.
    You'll enjoy it.
    Will be muddy.
    Bring bug spray and such.
    You can see some of it in vid below.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/6fZzlVTIoD0
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    I'll offer some tips. Hope you have a right...

    I'll offer some tips.
    Hope you have a right goodie of a trip.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/qUq01fUeRbs


    https://youtu.be/za0IHsG4Nf0
  42. Mulled the birth of the Maple King a lot on the...

    Mulled the birth of the Maple King a lot on the walk.
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    I think most find them to modular and don't want...

    I think most find them to modular and don't want to deal with the learning curve.
    All the insulation bits may put them off too.
    The fact that they are not mainstream for camping makes me a bit...
  44. We can have a pasty-off someday! That sounds...

    We can have a pasty-off someday!


    That sounds like a great read. Like those early homesteaders in the Linville Gorge...Tough going!!!!
    Thank you.


    Thankee and do hope you carve time out to...
  45. For sure. I want to get back to Emerald Lake...

    For sure. I want to get back to Emerald Lake jumping rock.


    Perfect!!!!
  46. PART 2~~~~

    And the rest.....


    https://youtu.be/sVYWDPuUbNI
  47. It was SO right. Hand pattied too. I love...

    It was SO right. Hand pattied too.


    I love singin' that song~~~~


    I keep telling him to.
    We do have a sticker though.....
    175242
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    I always keep my lines on my tarps. Just seems to...

    I always keep my lines on my tarps. Just seems to make sense to me.
    Shug
  49. ViDEO: Snowbank/Disappointment Loop BWCA Solo Stroll

    Needed to get back to the woods so headed up to do the Snowbank Trail to Disappointment Loop in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
    A challenge of a walk. Tricky trail at times as it is not marked well...
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    Try getting in and out side-saddle style. Set it...

    Try getting in and out side-saddle style. Set it in chair mode getting in and out. That helps.
    Shug
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