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    I've taken my kids camping there before. The...

    I've taken my kids camping there before. The State Park is definately more RV oriented. The primitive area is just an area of woods just off the RV loops. This is more to my tastes and where we...
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    I'm in. Thanks!!!!

    I'm in. Thanks!!!!
  3. Anyone?...Anyone?...Bueller?...Bueller?...

    Anyone?...Anyone?...Bueller?...Bueller?...
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    I wonder how long it will take until someone here...

    I wonder how long it will take until someone here swaps out the stock suspension for whoopie slings? :lol:
  5. Can I tempt anyone with a weekend backpacking...

    Can I tempt anyone with a weekend backpacking trip?
  6. Sipsey Wilderness Nov. 2-4 or Nov. 9-11

    Anyone interested in a weekend backpacking trip to the Sipsey Wilderness? Either the weekend of Nov. 2-4 or Nov. 9-11 work well for me. I'm thinking of starting at the Sipsey trailhead in the early...
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    Anyone interested? Bump!

    Anyone interested? Bump!
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    Sipsey in September

    Hi, everyone. I'm planning on going backpacking in the Sipsey Wilderness on the last weekend in September. I'd love to have some company if anyone is interested. I'm not an exeptionally fast...
  9. Sierra Sniveler with or without sleeves?

    How many of you who regularly use your sniveler quilt as as serape use it without the sleeves and how many always use the sleeves with the serape?
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    I'll take the venom stove and heiny pot.

    I'll take the venom stove and heiny pot.
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    I'm glad it went quick. I'd sure like to have a...

    I'm glad it went quick. I'd sure like to have a pair of those to go with my Sierra Sniveler. Alas, no money in the gear fund. :(
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    Hood directions?

    Has anyone seen or have directions for a down or climashield hood kind of like the ones the Jacks sell?
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    PM sent on the Sierra Sniveler.

    PM sent on the Sierra Sniveler.
  14. I like your book, Dejoha! Hope that works for a...

    I like your book, Dejoha! Hope that works for a non-facebook "like".
  15. I'd be up for something when it cools off a bit.

    I'd be up for something when it cools off a bit.
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    I'm in the middle of trying to do almost this...

    I'm in the middle of trying to do almost this exact project. I put my pole pocket about 3 or 4 inches down from the top. I am using a 1.1 oz ripstop inner shell on mine. I'm almost done with it. ...
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    Welcome from another MS Gulf Coaster! Lots of...

    Welcome from another MS Gulf Coaster! Lots of good info here.:)
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    Sticky: I was just thinking that any moisture shouldn't...

    I was just thinking that any moisture shouldn't affect the warmth of synthetic fleece. I wasn't trying to say which side the moisture was coming from.
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    Sticky: I would think that the IX would be better on the...

    I would think that the IX would be better on the outside. You don't have to worry about compressing 1 layer of fleece as much as 3 layers of IX. You also don't have to worry about moisture...
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    How thick is the PE foam? I've been trying to...

    How thick is the PE foam? I've been trying to get the folks at the local Best Buy to hook me up with some for a while now. I've never seen such devotion to getting rid of their trash before. :(
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    I could probably run the PEF through the sewing...

    I could probably run the PEF through the sewing machine without any thread to perforate it with the sewing machine needle. Would that be too much?
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    I've been thinking of making a PE underquilt...

    I've been thinking of making a PE underquilt using sclittlefield's design for a DIY IX underquilt except substituting PE for the IX. My question is if the PE isn't breathable, would the air between...
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    Sticky: Does anyone have any idea what a 2 layer UQ built...

    Does anyone have any idea what a 2 layer UQ built like this might be good for temperature wise?
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    I forgot to mention that I plan to take it...

    I forgot to mention that I plan to take it backpacking. I haven't got to do that anywhere near what I would like recently:(, but that is part of the plan.
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    Thanks for the responses guys. I've been reading...

    Thanks for the responses guys. I've been reading threads about making a DIY underquily like the Red River Gorge quilt and Sclittlefield's DIY IX underquilt. I figure I can probably save about 50%. ...
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    Underquilts questions

    I've got a couple of newbie questions for the group. So far I've been using a 24" wide ccf pad. Its worked ok so far, but I feel like I have to sleep with my arms folded across me and me legs...
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    I was a bit confused too. Is it that an equal...

    I was a bit confused too. Is it that an equal weight of 900 fill down compresses more than 800 fill down or is it that you don't need as much 900 fill down to achieve the same loft and warmth so the...
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    A question for yeti users.

    The description on Warbonnet's site says the yeti comes down to the knees. It also says the shape is tapered narrower near the bottom end. Is there any issues with pulling your knee out the the...
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    Sticky: I'm trying to do a weight estimate. So far I've...

    I'm trying to do a weight estimate. So far I've got 138" or 3.83 yards of IX at 1.66 oz/linear yard = 6.4 oz. 24 ft or 8 yards of 1/8" shock cord at 0.2 oz./yard = 1.6 oz. That gives us 8.0 oz. so...
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    Hen-essay Expedition D-Lux

    Hen-essay Expedition D-Lux
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    Sticky: Does the inserts for the underquilts and jerry...

    Does the inserts for the underquilts and jerry chairs have the same darted "cup" shape or are they flat and just conform to the shape of the outer layer?
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    Sticky: How does the nesting layers work? I haven't used...

    How does the nesting layers work? I haven't used an underquilt yet so this is probably a totaly newbie question. I understand how a differential cut works to avoid compressing the insulation. The...
  33. Wow! That sounds like an extremely flexible...

    Wow! That sounds like an extremely flexible system. Did he give you the weights for the 2 layer, 3 layer, and 4 layer configurations? How much did it cost?
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    Thanks, guys. I'll be prepared and take the pad....

    Thanks, guys. I'll be prepared and take the pad. The comparison to 65 degree water....Brrrrrh :scared: I sometimes wear a wetsuit to swim in springs near that temp.
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    I don't have much experience with the hammock. I...

    I don't have much experience with the hammock. I got it for Christmas and have played with it in the back yard. This will be the first chance I get to take it backpacking. The weather up to now...
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    Newbie mild weather question

    I've read on this forum that most people need some kind of bottom insulation below 65-70 degrees. I'm planning a trip next weekend where I'm expecting lows from the low to mid 60s. If I used a thin...
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    Brandon, How much would it cost to swap out my...

    Brandon, How much would it cost to swap out my 1.25" buckles with the new 1" buckles?
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    Its the small bottle with the applicator tip on...

    Its the small bottle with the applicator tip on the top of the bottle. I still have it from tiling the bathroom floors last summer. Its silicone in some sort of solvent. I don't know what kind of...
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    Grout Sealer

    Has anyone used tile grout sealer (silicone based) to seam seal a sil-nylon tarp with any success?
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