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  1. Simple, you just take a job where you have little...

    Simple, you just take a job where you have little to no choice in the matter :laugh:

    As a pup I spent a decade working trails in MT's wilderness areas (bob; scapegoat; great bear; missions).
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  2. I passed my WBRR along for someone else to enjoy...

    I passed my WBRR along for someone else to enjoy after becoming a 90 degree convert. I like to spend considerable time side sleeping and found the 90HT more comfortable with much less side squeeze. ...
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    Of course, being an old codger, that reminds me...

    Of course, being an old codger, that reminds me of a story. One of my border collies was a rescue from a Sheridan, WY shelter. When I arrived in Sheridan the border collie, a red/white named Rosie,...
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    I found the WBRR had too much squeeze for my...

    I found the WBRR had too much squeeze for my liking and passed it along for a bridge aficionado to enjoy. The Amok foot box area has never appealed to me, but I am glad there are folks who like...
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    I like the vertical tube and warmth of the Synmat...

    I like the vertical tube and warmth of the Synmat 7 MW for many of the uses you describe. The Downmat 7 MW or LW is even better, but more expensive and does not pack down as small as the Synmats.
  6. I have experimented with a number of pads in my...

    I have experimented with a number of pads in my Hammocktent 90 degree, Exped Ergo, and WBRR. For me it depends on what I am up to. For the most warmth I like the vertical tubes and down fill of the...
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    The best of luck on your business endeavors and...

    The best of luck on your business endeavors and enjoy your trip to CT, VT, and on the AT.
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    I am not sure. I know the vendor has been pretty...

    I am not sure. I know the vendor has been pretty active tweaking existing products and bringing out some new products. I'm sure this is the busiest time of the year keeping up filling orders as well...
  9. The G bears are expanding their way southward...

    The G bears are expanding their way southward into the Winds. But there are not many, especially compared to northward.

    Camp in bear country according to sound practices, e.g. camping triangle...
  10. You do realize that one of these days she is...

    You do realize that one of these days she is going to figure out how to search HF and come across your post. She will then realize just how much you value her. The question will then be if she...
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    Go easy on the reconstituted black beans and rice...

    Go easy on the reconstituted black beans and rice and leave the chili at home.
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    Personally, I would not chance ruining my...

    Personally, I would not chance ruining my hammocks for the convenience of letting my dog in. They have been perfectly content being out and about on their own and having their own accommodations. ...
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    Nice hammock from a fine cottage vendor family. ...

    Nice hammock from a fine cottage vendor family. I know I enjoy my DH Sparrow and former Raven.
  14. In a bed I am probably spend 66% of my time on...

    In a bed I am probably spend 66% of my time on one side or the other and the rest on my back. In a GE it is probably more like 20% on my sides and 80% on my back.

    That is one reason, like the...
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    Unfortunately I have committed not to reveal that...

    Unfortunately I have committed not to reveal that information by a vendor who thought the idea was interesting enough to keep under wraps until they have had time to assess bringing it to market. ...
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    I purchased a AHD Ridgecreek when I had a WBRR. ...

    I purchased a AHD Ridgecreek when I had a WBRR. As my first foray into using a UQ instead of an insulated pad. The reasons for choosing a synthetic UQ have been listed by others. The WBRR has long...
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    I did get burned on one KS, a GPS tracking device...

    I did get burned on one KS, a GPS tracking device for my dog. Never materialized and no further communications. Also had an excellent experience backing the Gosnell movie undertaking. I believed...
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    Looks like you have a worthy partner for back...

    Looks like you have a worthy partner for back country forays. Great to take care of those who give us so much joy in return.
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    I suppose if you "took a chance on a complete...

    I suppose if you "took a chance on a complete unknown" you actually have no one to blame but yourself, or whine about, because there was sufficient information to be found from Ninox prototype...
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    As previously stated, both by SMR and Tikker, the...

    As previously stated, both by SMR and Tikker, the Ninox will not be shipped until August. I'd suggest go ahead and purchase a Chameleon. When the Ninox arrives you can assess which you prefer and...
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    Perhaps it is just my age or life experiences...

    Perhaps it is just my age or life experiences that I've had the pleasure of enduring. Sometimes stuff just happens that is outside your control, no matter how much you squint and click your heels...
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    The mic did an outstanding job of cutting the...

    The mic did an outstanding job of cutting the wind noise enough to hear you clearly. As treeless as the hike was, I was pleased to see you were able to find a spot to hang at the end of the day. ...
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    A lot of the Alliums, in the Liliaceae family,...

    A lot of the Alliums, in the Liliaceae family, are poisonous to dogs including garlic, leeks, and onions. Pretty but not the place for me to hang out with faithful pooch.
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    SM has been very straight forward about the...

    SM has been very straight forward about the delivery delays due to the production company backing out, leaving them hanging, and having to resource the production. I have enough hammocks that...
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    Exquisite. The mountains in the distance look a...

    Exquisite. The mountains in the distance look a bit like my backyard, including the current snow line. The endless series of ladders/steps is quite an interesting trail system.

    Do you know your...
  26. Hey, I actually rustled up some Chicken Paprika...

    Hey, I actually rustled up some Chicken Paprika from the recipe site you linked to. Since cooking is absolutely not my forte' I cheated by using rice from my wife's rice cooker instead of the...
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    KABOOM! FLASH! WHISSSOOOSUUUUH! FLAP, FLAP!...

    KABOOM! FLASH! WHISSSOOOSUUUUH! FLAP, FLAP! KABOOM!

    I had one of those night camped under a HG hex tarp. I had my winter palace with me, but thought it was so gorgeous out that the hex would...
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    Well what do you know. I have one of these in my...

    Well what do you know. I have one of these in my thread injector/leather tools box. It works great on leather. I had never thought about using it on amsteel. Thanks.
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    I am a bit farther north, but I'm well acquainted...

    I am a bit farther north, but I'm well acquainted with the seasonal rotation of bugs.

    In early June you might encounter considerable snow in the mountains depending on this years snow pack...
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    I use my 20* indoors and outdoors. I would...

    I use my 20* indoors and outdoors. I would definitely go with a 20 over a 40
  31. Hey, thanks. That looks like something that I...

    Hey, thanks. That looks like something that I could even cook. Sounds delicious.
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    If you can't dredge up any beta here you might...

    If you can't dredge up any beta here you might try the Park Service. Or zoom in with Google or Google Earth to the AOIs. I'm not from the area but I use to pick up my kids for the summer out there...
  33. Absolutely wonderful. Thanks for posting your...

    Absolutely wonderful. Thanks for posting your adventure. What was cooking in the pot? Looked like chicken thighs?
  34. You really should wait until August to get the...

    You really should wait until August to get the full effect of summer in Hell Canyon country. Even the rattlesnakes wear little hats with fans on top. Trivia the Snake River is deepest canyon in the...
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    Maybe even some error thrown into the mix?...

    Maybe even some error thrown into the mix? :laugh:

    Currently I have a DH DL Sparrow set up with a 1/2" Evazote CCF pad between the double layers. The Evazote sticks well and stays put in a...
  36. My regular haunt when I would travel between home...

    My regular haunt when I would travel between home in Bozeman, MT and the couple of years I worked in John Day, OR was the BLM campgrounds along the Salmon River. It is relatively low elevation,...
  37. I have had quite a few pads that I experimented...

    I have had quite a few pads that I experimented with in the 90*. I finally decided that if I was going to use a pad a MW worked better than a LW for me at 6 foot.
  38. Personally, my experiences when I used pads was...

    Personally, my experiences when I used pads was that the longitudinal pads did a better job in the 90* because it keeps the hammock stretched out. The horizontal tubes may do a wee bit better job...
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    I've been spending considerable time at night and...

    I've been spending considerable time at night and naps in my DL Sparrow (grey OL; orange IL). Super hammock and great folks to work with.
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    Ah, so grasshopper. Could you say that in...

    Ah, so grasshopper. Could you say that in Mandarin?

    I suppose there is a way to rationalize most decision. Even when it isn't in the long term interest of remaining a sovereign nation. ...
  41. Thread: GAW

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    I actually had the same question when I first...

    I actually had the same question when I first joined and had some equipment to pass along for others to enjoy. I soon discovered that it was simply a matter of jumping through the hoops like a good...
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    Yep, I like to support the Chinese economy ever...

    Yep, I like to support the Chinese economy ever chance I can.
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    I've actually done at least three hangs of...

    I've actually done at least three hangs of 25-30', e.g between the steel trusses on my 30x40 steel building. The suspension needs to be a ways above the tarp suspension to accommodate the hammock...
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    When I was researching this topic for myself, I...

    When I was researching this topic for myself, I came up with Evazote foam is the penultimate at least at that time. It uses nitrogen in generating the cells. If I remember correctly it was...
  45. OMG! :scared::boggle: Now AOC will tell us we...

    OMG! :scared::boggle: Now AOC will tell us we only have ELEVEN years left until total destruction of our beloved blue marble :blush: (what? no smiles with tears?)
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    My Trail Co is the folks who restarted Golite,...

    My Trail Co is the folks who restarted Golite, aka the chrome dome was one of Golite's products. One of those US companies you really hate to see go. I wish MTC would have come up with a different...
  47. Looks like March is on its way to match Feb. ...

    Looks like March is on its way to match Feb.

    Does anyone else remember the lack of sunspots harbingers a colder winter from last fall?
  48. February sets record cold and snow for Montana

    Grumble. I knew it wasn't my imagination. Looks like that included the Bitterroot on the map. Just a heads up, i.e. not a good idea to think aboot moving here, even if you are Canadian. :laugh:
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    Thumbs up winter soldier!:thumbup: Hard to...

    Thumbs up winter soldier!:thumbup:

    Hard to believe Dachsteins are $70! I've had mine for decades and they certainly were not that much....back in the day ;-) Cool idea for a cooking shelf for...
  50. Thread: This is why

    by OlTrailDog
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    great family pics!

    great family pics!
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