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    I tried my buddy's 1.7 single before I jumped on...

    I tried my buddy's 1.7 single before I jumped on a 1.1 dbl on the used market. I much preferred the slight bit of stretch of the 1.7, if buying new I'd definitely go with the 1.7

    David
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    That doesn't seem excessive, I've always vented...

    That doesn't seem excessive, I've always vented my top cover and still get a fair bit of frost. Truthfully I don't see that it really helps boost temp ratings but it does help in windy conditions. ...
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    Lukesteg and I are planning to arrive at the...

    Lukesteg and I are planning to arrive at the trailhead around 5:00 so should put us in camp around dinner time.

    David
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    That sounds like a lovely mess for the hike in,...

    That sounds like a lovely mess for the hike in, no matter, C camp is not that far from the trail head. Kinda wish for colder temps so the trail would be in better shape.

    Not to worry about...
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    Hobe, Water is pretty reliable at Zaleski year...

    Hobe,

    Water is pretty reliable at Zaleski year round, the Hope Furnace parking area probably makes the most sense for most hike and there is more than adequate parking at that time of year. I'm...
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    I'm ready for some Zaleski action too. David

    I'm ready for some Zaleski action too.

    David
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    Looks like I'm out for this weekend as well. I...

    Looks like I'm out for this weekend as well. I think the Toe et. al. are only out for Sunday evening.

    David
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    I should be up for Friday evening and probably...

    I should be up for Friday evening and probably leave out mid morning on Sat. I was texting with Tendertoe, he and a few others may be up for the weekend too, though their plans haven't firmed up. ...
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    That would depend on what your goals are, if...

    That would depend on what your goals are, if you're dropping pack weight, then a cuben tarp is a great option. I can't comment on the benefits of a DIY Costco UQ vs buying an UQ, I'd tend to lean...
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    Right into camp, Wow that had to have been...

    Right into camp, Wow that had to have been exciting! They're pretty active on that side of the forest around site 9, though I've never seen one up there, they sure have woken me up plenty of times....
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    I fold them flat across one another and typically...

    I fold them flat across one another and typically just steepen the pitch to achieve some overlap. Generally I only ever close one end of the tarp so I can leave the other end pitched wider to allow...
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    Thanks Rev, more motivation to plan for myself a...

    Thanks Rev, more motivation to plan for myself a Teton trip for next summer.


    David
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    Sorry Gfranxman, we bugged out just before noon,...

    Sorry Gfranxman, we bugged out just before noon, the weather just wasn't cooperating. I'm usually just a Friday night guy on these weekends but I plan to be back out in December on the 18th.

    David
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    Probably the only reason I'd consider a 50*...

    Probably the only reason I'd consider a 50* would be if I were very weight conscious. I agree with Shug, the 40* is a good choice, it has a good comfort range.



    David
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    I'll be there around 4:00 David

    I'll be there around 4:00

    David
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    I came up with an idea to splice a Dutch Hook...

    I came up with an idea to splice a Dutch Hook onto a Prusik loop, that is what I use to hang my tarps on my ridgeline. The end with the hook runs through the D ring on the tarp and attaches on the...
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    Oh yes, lovely weather for an Ohio hang! ...

    Oh yes, lovely weather for an Ohio hang! Extreme weather just seems to be in keeping with tradition.

    I agree, if site 9 is available when you get to the kiosk to register go with that and make a...
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    119931 Not so! :) David

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    Not so! :)

    David
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    9 or 10 should be your main sites, 8 wouldn't...

    9 or 10 should be your main sites, 8 wouldn't work for a group.


    David
  20. yeah, in situations of high winds and rain they...

    yeah, in situations of high winds and rain they have quite an advantage and I think are worth the extra weight. By high winds I mean like 40+ mph. In this kind of wind a winter tarp would be...
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    I usually just hand wash it in the bath tub, the...

    I usually just hand wash it in the bath tub, the shower is a convenient way to rinse it down and a place to let it drip dry.

    David
  22. I don't see why not, whoopies are certainly easy...

    I don't see why not, whoopies are certainly easy enough, shaves a few ounces and a little less bulk. You really don't need all the cool bling just straps, sticks and whoopies.

    David
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    Both Zaleski state forest and Mohican state...

    Both Zaleski state forest and Mohican state forest are excellent locations for winter hangs, we would basically have either place to ourselves that time of year. Both lend themselves to those who...
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    Yes there is a trail from the access road to C...

    Yes there is a trail from the access road to C Camp it's a water access road that the forestry rangers use to bring water in to C Camp. Be advised not to block the gate. There is plenty of parking...
  25. A new UQ is like a new bow, you gotta put a...

    A new UQ is like a new bow, you gotta put a little time into getting it dialed in before you head to the field. :)

    David
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    C Camp is 1/4 mile from the service road, maybe...

    C Camp is 1/4 mile from the service road, maybe closer.

    David
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    In past years we've been more active in the fall...

    In past years we've been more active in the fall and on through mid winter, I still like to go in the colder months.

    And I'm a yes for the weekend after Thanksgiving.

    David
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    Good on ya HoboP for getting things going. ...

    Good on ya HoboP for getting things going.

    David
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    20* partial length is what I started with, I now...

    20* partial length is what I started with, I now have a full compliment of summer/3 season/winter quilts but the 20* set is what I take out the vast majority of the time.

    David
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    In good for both dates David

    In good for both dates

    David
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    Recently I've been carrying a mix of mostly Vargo...

    Recently I've been carrying a mix of mostly Vargo ti nails and a couple of MSR groundhogs in case of soft ground. But the biggest reason I always carry a MSR groundhog or two is that I use it...
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    Down shift can be an advantage in a hammock quilt...

    Down shift can be an advantage in a hammock quilt i.e. the HG, you can shake the loft to the top of the quilt where it does the most good.

    Keep in mind that staying warm is about more than just...
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    Hey New Guy! Site 2 is one of my favs there...

    Hey New Guy! Site 2 is one of my favs there along that stream. Some of the Ohio gang may get together at Mohican park and pack site 9 either 10/16 or the weekend after Thanksgiving, watch for a...
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    Slo! Would be great to see ya. David

    Slo! Would be great to see ya.

    David
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    That's the part that takes the most skill...

    That's the part that takes the most skill development, you might do some practice with some inexpensive double sided tape and visqueen.

    David
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    My style of camping seems to be changing over...

    My style of camping seems to be changing over time, by default, I tend to pack for foul weather (i.e. winter tarp w/doors) most any time of the year yet I find myself not bothering to even hang the...
  37. I had a porcupine incident in that general area...

    I had a porcupine incident in that general area too, I chased one off that was chewing on my coffee mug, he went right for my hiking poles, stubborn guy. He went downstream and hit all the other...
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    I could probably get out for a Friday evening in...

    I could probably get out for a Friday evening in October and I'm free for November. Put something on the calendar and I'll be there. Will put the word out to some of the other Ohio guys too.

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    I think it's a great idea to use boating...

    I think it's a great idea to use boating hardware, maybe even combine a sheave and a deck cleat to make an adjustable arrangement with more aesthetic appeal. Sure there are plenty of inexpensive...
  40. Seriously! Bear canister? Is that a recent...

    Seriously! Bear canister? Is that a recent development? I was there this time last year and we didn't have any sense of bear activity.

    David
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    What you see here, the cubens are compressed...

    What you see here, the cubens are compressed about as much as can be, no dead air space to speak of. The Superfly is obviously more squishy but not so much that you're going to practically compress...
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    There ya go, 2 cubens and a sil, now all have a...

    There ya go, 2 cubens and a sil, now all have a ridgeline, guys and stakes in protective pouches in the stuff sacks.

    Which is the 4S, the WP and the Superfly?

    David
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    Just estimating my WP rolls/folds up to something...

    Just estimating my WP rolls/folds up to something like 10" long and a 5" diameter cylinder shape and that's if I take my time and fold it neatly. If I was trying to conserve pack space I'd simply...
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    Lance, The closest latrine to site 9 would be...

    Lance,

    The closest latrine to site 9 would be to hike out to the parking area then drive back to the forestry officer's residence where the kiosk is located. There should be something in that...
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    Lance, The township roads are the best access...

    Lance,

    The township roads are the best access to the site(s) 8, 9 & 10, there are no restroom facilities, limited parking and no water near the site. I've seen 9 to be a very popular site. It is...
  46. Thread: Stakes

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    I'm the same as Gunner, ti-nails but keep a v or...

    I'm the same as Gunner, ti-nails but keep a v or a y shape in the bag for softer soils. Also a MSR groundhog makes a fine entrenching tool for nature call duties.

    David
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    Good work. Great for winter, now to make a...

    Good work. Great for winter, now to make a screen version for summer.

    David
  48. FS: Funds sent. David

    Funds sent.

    David
  49. FS: I'll take it David

    I'll take it

    David
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    Welcome Ladylsis, Sounds like you've got some...

    Welcome Ladylsis,

    Sounds like you've got some good ideas about motorcycling touring and getting your kit together. Be sure to get up some pics of your NY trip. I'm nudging my friend in...
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