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    Hello Poca from Huntsville, Ontario. My wife and...

    Hello Poca from Huntsville, Ontario. My wife and I are also recent hammock converts. Welcome to the trees.

    Cheers,
    - Martin
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    Hello and welcome from Huntsville, Ontario. Glad...

    Hello and welcome from Huntsville, Ontario. Glad you found us.

    Cheers,
    - Martin
  3. That is an absolutely terrific suggestion. ...

    That is an absolutely terrific suggestion. Thanks canoebie.

    - Martin
  4. Thanks for the feedback everyone. The reason I...

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. The reason I wanted to make the cut and place the soft shackle near the foot end is my hammock is a Hennessy with bottom entry. The entry is near the foot of the...
  5. Soft shackle to re-connect a cut structural ridge line?

    Can a soft shackle be used to re-connect two parts of cut structural ridgeline?

    I have a Hennessy Expedition classic and I'm finding that the built-in structural ridge line interferes with using...
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    Hello Bernie and welcome from Huntsville,...

    Hello Bernie and welcome from Huntsville, Ontario. Like you, I'm a new hanger and a Hennessy user too.

    Cheers,
    - Martin
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    Hello ggreaves and welcome from Huntsville. ...

    Hello ggreaves and welcome from Huntsville.

    Cheers,
    - Martin
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    That was worthwhile viewing. Thanks for making an...

    That was worthwhile viewing. Thanks for making an uploading that.

    Cheers,
    - Martin
  9. Thanks for the compliments and the input...

    Thanks for the compliments and the input Taliesin96, scoffman, Chriss, G...Hawk, born2roam, and Lofty.

    - Martin
  10. I was in the same situation. In my case, I just...

    I was in the same situation. In my case, I just went on a solo trip without her (just an overnight in the bush to test out my setup) and when I told her how it went and showed her the photos, she...
  11. My recommended latrine system.

    Thanks SnideTripod. I'm very happy you enjoyed this trip report.
    The Cheek Spreader is a simple and comfortable latrine setup I use. The only gear or equipment required to fashion one is three...
  12. Sparks are an issue for any synthetic tarp and as...

    Sparks are an issue for any synthetic tarp and as nothermark already mentioned, building your fire directly under your tarp will just lead to smoke getting trapped beneath it. Unless your tarp's...
  13. Who uses a tarp in addition to the one over your hammock?

    I'm new to hammock camping and on my first hang I brought along an 8' x 10' tarp to use over my main living and cooking area, quite apart from my hammock's tarp. When backpacking or canoe-tripping...
  14. Thank you Redpath. Regarding the fish in that...

    Thank you Redpath. Regarding the fish in that lake, I was actually talking through my hat. I could see fish were feeding (and could see them breaking the surface), but they were too far off to...
  15. Thanks Keg. I've been using the Make-a-Map tool...

    Thanks Keg. I've been using the Make-a-Map tool for years now to find rural properties (we've been in the market) because there's an option within it for showing actual private boundaries and land...
  16. Thanks for those kind words, oldgringo, STinGa,...

    Thanks for those kind words, oldgringo, STinGa, Jcavenagh, Redoleary, MT, BLUEFIN 774, sturgeon, and mrhealth.

    nothermark: Regarding our dining tarp - it's the 8'x10' SilTarp2 by Integral...
  17. That was a good read. What an ordeal. The good...

    That was a good read. What an ordeal. The good thing about experiencing that sort of adversity on a trip is that you'll never forget it. You'll look back on it with some fondness at having come...
  18. How we find our 'secret' camping spots: A Crown land trip report [Long]

    Last week I went out on an overnight backpacking trip to test out my new (used) hammock. Upon my return and hearing what a nice time I'd had and the comfortable sleep I'd enjoyed, my wife decided to...
  19. Thanks WVScouter. I've read over and over again...

    Thanks WVScouter. I've read over and over again here about the quality of their work, and I may get that mod done at some point. My wife recently ordered and received her own Hennessy and she...
  20. Fun with fire

    Thanks SteveE.

    The fire did burn for quite a while (a couple of hours, at the least), but the wood available to me was mostly white pine, spruce, and balsam firs. Hardwood was barely to be found,...
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    That's a lovely park. My wife and I camped there...

    That's a lovely park. My wife and I camped there for about a week with another couple and had a great time. Some of highly memorable moments where were were literally rolling on the ground...
  22. Your timing was excellent. The blackflies are...

    Your timing was excellent. The blackflies are just beginning to emerge. They're not biting yet, but by next weekend, they will be...and soon after that they'll be swarming.

    Looking forward to...
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    Thanks for the input Jayson. She decided on...

    Thanks for the input Jayson.

    She decided on the Expedition last Wednesday and ordered it that morning from MEC (Mountain Equipment Coop) and it arrived today (Monday). Talk about fast shipping....
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    Thank you ChiefStryker for that answer. :) We...

    Thank you ChiefStryker for that answer. :)

    We have decided to order the Expedition and not the Scout.

    Cheers,
    - Martin
  25. My first night out - a solo overnight on Crown land

    I love hiking and camping off-trail on Crown lands here in Ontario and in the past that has frequently meant forsaking beautiful locations for want of a suitable place to pitch a tent and settling...
  26. Hello and welcome pickuptruck from Huntsville,...

    Hello and welcome pickuptruck from Huntsville, Ontario.

    Like you, I'm new to hanging, but I already feel like I've got a handle on things thanks to the many helpful people on this forum. I'm...
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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. Glad you decided...

    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. Glad you decided to join us.

    - Martin
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    Ed Wardle in Alone in the Wild

    The fellow you have in mind is Ed Wardle. His attempt at living alone with minimal equipment in the Yukon for 90 days entirely alone was made into a BBC series called Alone in the the Wild. I rank...
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    Opinions on Hennessy Scout vs Exped A-Sym

    My wife's tried out my Hennessy Expedition A-Sym and she likes it and wants to go ahead and give hammocking a try in the weeks to come.

    We've been looking at various models and one of the ones...
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    Hello dustycanuck and welcome from Huntsville,...

    Hello dustycanuck and welcome from Huntsville, Ontario.

    - Martin
  31. mikenmel08, I'd need to know your zip code, but...

    mikenmel08,
    I'd need to know your zip code, but I'm guessing around $25 (half the price of the item :eek:). However, it's moot; mere moments after I withdrew the item for sale and asked the thread...
  32. Moderators: Please close this thread.

    No bites. Oh well. I'll withdraw it and hold onto it.

    Moderators, please close this thread.

    Cheers,
    - Martin
  33. Cuthalion, It's the Trangia 25 set. Trangia has...

    Cuthalion,
    It's the Trangia 25 set. Trangia has produced many variations on this set. We purchased it years ago, but the current model that most closely resembles it is the Trangia 25-7 UL/HA...
  34. Thanks alpineLounger. As a matter of fact it is...

    Thanks alpineLounger. As a matter of fact it is a good kit for winter camping as well. It's what I've used whenever I've gone winter camping. Alcohol's not highly caloric, so it doesn't produce...
  35. For sale: complete Trangia stove & cook set

    EDIT: Moderators: Please close this thread.
    No bites, so I'll hold onto it.

    For sale: complete Trangia stove & cook set.
    Wanted: 1.8L Mors Pot & GSI mugs.

    Some time ago I acquired a second...
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    I'm a long time backpacking tenter,...

    I'm a long time backpacking tenter, canoe-tripper, and snow-shelter winter camper who is just about to embark on hammock camping this spring. Can't wait! Here in Canada, I camp almost exclusively...
  37. Flints aren't to be found in this part of...

    Flints aren't to be found in this part of Ontario, but some people have success with good pieces of quartz. Quartz is widely found in many parts of Ontario and is hard enough to generate sparks from...
  38. Yes, it's quite common for people to swap out the...

    Yes, it's quite common for people to swap out the stock suspension for whoopies. I did so myself because my own hammock (which I bought secondhand) didn't have a suspension. ...
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    Hello Fish, and welcome from Huntsville, Ontario....

    Hello Fish, and welcome from Huntsville, Ontario. I'm a newbie also. P'raps we'll meet up at some point as a group hang.

    Cheers,
    - Martin
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    Thanks for offering to help with the extra...

    Thanks for offering to help with the extra insulation Lofty. I'm actually hoping to test the limits of what my existing gear can handle, and I certainly don't want to pack more gear than I need on a...
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    I'm in, but because I don't own a winter bag,...

    I'm in, but because I don't own a winter bag, underquilts, and such, and want to test out the system I do have, it will depend on the overnight temperatures. But I'm keen to get out there in my new...
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    Hello and welcome from a fellow newbie...

    Hello and welcome from a fellow newbie hanger...here in the near north of Ontario.

    - Martin
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    Hi emceefly and welcome from Huntsville, Ontario....

    Hi emceefly and welcome from Huntsville, Ontario. Like you I'm new to the forums here, new to hammocking and recently purchased a Hennessy also.
    I used to live in London, but it's been a while, so...
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    Thank you Stalker42. :-) - Martin

    Thank you Stalker42. :-)

    - Martin
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    Nice project. Like others here, I too would...

    Nice project. Like others here, I too would welcome instructions and/or a cutting pattern, if possible.

    Cheers,
    - Martin
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    Hello and welcome, from Huntsville. Cheers, ...

    Hello and welcome, from Huntsville.

    Cheers,
    - Martin
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    Any of those dates would work for me, Lofty. The...

    Any of those dates would work for me, Lofty. The only consideration for me would be the overnight temperatures, since I'd be using only pads and a 3-season bag with my new Hennessy. But if the...
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    This is a very safe and sensible way to test...

    This is a very safe and sensible way to test one's resolve, one's skills, discover one's skill limitations, and do it all without putting oneself in danger.

    I don't think there's anything wrong...
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    Thanks for this. Your video has the clearest...

    Thanks for this.
    Your video has the clearest demonstration of how to make a locked brommel that I've seen yet.

    Cheers,
    - Martin
  50. Some sled hauling tips

    I thought I'd weigh in with a few remarks about pulks and sleds for the sort of terrain this group faced.

    I'm my previous post I explained why a long, narrow pulk or freight toboggan is more...
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