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    The one I bought at a Dollar Tree store has a...

    The one I bought at a Dollar Tree store has a screw cap. I put a down puffy jacket in and squeezed out much of the air. Next day it was still compacted, so not much air came back in. I store down...
  2. Carry needle and thread so you can make a field...

    Carry needle and thread so you can make a field repair.
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    Chiquito, my 50 year old pet turtle, approves!

    Chiquito, my 50 year old pet turtle, approves!
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    Leiavoia- I didn't camp at the trailhead. There...

    Leiavoia- I didn't camp at the trailhead. There is a large beautiful state park not far from there,at the south end of the lake.
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    Ha ha- you didn't even mention dropping the 2...

    Ha ha- you didn't even mention dropping the 2 pounds of beer!
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    Thank you for sharing- the Wallowas are a special...

    Thank you for sharing- the Wallowas are a special place. I spent the day and camped overnight at Lake Wallowa State Park last Tuesday. The sun was warm but the breeze chilly- got some hammock time in.
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    Really nice van build- and I love the outhouses!...

    Really nice van build- and I love the outhouses! Thank you for sharing.
  8. I still have my Mt. Fuji hiking stick. Back...

    I still have my Mt. Fuji hiking stick. Back then(1964), you could drive your own car up to Station 5, I think(I was 12). I was feeling sick that day so Mom and I went back down from Station 6 while...
  9. Together, unless wet or sappy.

    Together, unless wet or sappy.
  10. You could put up a shelf and fasten a closet...

    You could put up a shelf and fasten a closet clothes rod under it. You can buy heavy duty hangers that are open on one end- fold the quilt in half and slip onto the hanger. Or maybe figure out a way...
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    Permatex flowable windshield sealant has been on...

    Permatex flowable windshield sealant has been on my tarp for 10 years- its seen a lot of use and is still flexible (and sticking tight).
  12. FS: I'm in for #1- thanks for all your hard work.

    I'm in for #1- thanks for all your hard work.
  13. Brian of OES was an early adopter of grosgrain...

    Brian of OES was an early adopter of grosgrain tarp edges (he was a member here, who started his business while still in high school). Other tarp makers followed suit. It never made any sense to me...
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    Dutch- I beg to differ. Two of my worst mosquito...

    Dutch- I beg to differ. Two of my worst mosquito nightmares happened in Oregon. One was on a ridge east of Lake of the Woods in southern Oregon and the other at Wahtum Lake in northern Oregon. I...
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    A 13 foot snake would be more likely to hurt...

    A 13 foot snake would be more likely to hurt you...
  16. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    Be "mindful of overhead branches"- and power...

    Be "mindful of overhead branches"- and power lines!
  17. An old table knife would work also.

    An old table knife would work also.
  18. I'm in for #3- always enjoyed Squidmark's...

    I'm in for #3- always enjoyed Squidmark's contributions. Thanks to Mikekim for doing this.
  19. Can't help with your project(no Dyneema...

    Can't help with your project(no Dyneema experience) but really cool photos! What lake is that? Thanks for sharing.
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    The "grandchild is in jail" scam is still going...

    The "grandchild is in jail" scam is still going strong- my 87 year old mother got a call like this a couple of weeks ago. She called me very upset but I was able to calm her down. Luckily she can no...
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    A large front-load washing machine will do the...

    A large front-load washing machine will do the job.
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    I started with a Hennessy Ultralight (17 years...

    I started with a Hennessy Ultralight (17 years ago!) 1. The suspension cord frayed and broke after a while so I replaced it with webbing, cinch buckles and carabiners. The velcro started coming...
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    It's actually an advantage to use contrasting...

    It's actually an advantage to use contrasting thread when sewing webbing- that way you can inspect the stitching easily for possible damage in the future. For non-critical stitching (i.e. not the...
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    I have a brand new Eno Hotspot pad extender for...

    I have a brand new Eno Hotspot pad extender for sale if anyone is interested.
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    Sticky: You can use almost any water bottle (excepting...

    You can use almost any water bottle (excepting the really thin disposables) but be sure to test at home both for leakage while in any position and to see if it can withstand very hot water. A rubber...
  26. Bighuck- I think Ironfish meant "Gargoyle".

    Bighuck- I think Ironfish meant "Gargoyle".
  27. No one ever lies on his or her deathbed saying "I...

    No one ever lies on his or her deathbed saying "I wish I had spent more time at the office."
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    30-40 years ago V-baffles were all the rage among...

    30-40 years ago V-baffles were all the rage among high end gear makers producing cold weather sleeping bags- I guess they must have worked. And yes, heavier.
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    The word "Scout" and the word "delicate" do not...

    The word "Scout" and the word "delicate" do not go well together (I was a Boy Scout leader for 15 years).
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    A sewing kit- put one together yourself to have...

    A sewing kit- put one together yourself to have just what you need and nothing else-heavy thread and needle, light thread and needle, safety pins. Study videos (ahead of time) if you don't know how...
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    Yrs, Dutch- you're easy on the eyes.

    Yrs, Dutch- you're easy on the eyes.
  32. Nice to see a different part of the country. We...

    Nice to see a different part of the country. We do have loons here for part of the year, on salt water Hood Canal. Your McVitie's candy bar reminded me of a favorite limerick: A trader named Sandy...
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    Cool photo, Oquirrh!

    Cool photo, Oquirrh!
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    You could perhaps dry out just the pullout areas...

    You could perhaps dry out just the pullout areas close to a stove or campfire (not too close!) and then seam seal.
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    That could be an early spring photo- not sure....

    That could be an early spring photo- not sure. The mossy trees in the rain forest look like this all the time-just depends on the lighting. My previous post was about the Olympic National Park...
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    I like Atsko Sportwash- it can be ordered on...

    I like Atsko Sportwash- it can be ordered on Amazon.
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    Let's see- Spring- weather is getting warmer and...

    Let's see- Spring- weather is getting warmer and drier, people are getting out more, over wintering birds have flown, nice time to hike. Summer-lots of people, warm and sunny more often (it's rarely...
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    You will be in Olympic National Park, not Olympic...

    You will be in Olympic National Park, not Olympic National Forest. I would recommend trying to change your reservation from Spike Camp to either Big Log or Camp Pleasant as these are both beside the...
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    A Bulldog clip (spring-type paper clip) works...

    A Bulldog clip (spring-type paper clip) works too. They come in small 1/2" size.
  40. I keep a pile of old closed cell foam pads under...

    I keep a pile of old closed cell foam pads under my indoor hammock. Just sayin'.
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    More like an unabridged dictionary.

    More like an unabridged dictionary.
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    Was the down treated for water resistance? UGO...

    Was the down treated for water resistance? UGO stopped using treating down after encountering an issue with the stuff.
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    My first hammock was a Hennessy which I find very...

    My first hammock was a Hennessy which I find very comfortable. I've DIY'd a couple of 11 footers and can't tell any difference. An early DIY is less than 9' and it's ok too. I wouldn't like a hammock...
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    The issue here is that the park now has...

    The issue here is that the park now has designated campsites in the High Divide area which you must reserve way ahead. I don't know how flexible the backcountry ranger will be if you need to move a...
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    If you were to buy ,say 4 yards of fabric of a...

    If you were to buy ,say 4 yards of fabric of a bolt or roll, the long edges are the selvedge edges. The shorter edges are always cut edges in my experience. Cut edges come unraveled easily unless the...
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    Our troop sent a crew same size as your sons to...

    Our troop sent a crew same size as your sons to the Bahamas outpost summer before last. One of the 2 adults, who weighs in the high 200's, took his hammock and hung it between the mast and forestay-...
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    Countrybois- I love how your sewing machine's...

    Countrybois- I love how your sewing machine's name is painted on her!
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    If you don't use a hammock ridgeline you can...

    If you don't use a hammock ridgeline you can simply tie a piece of string from tree to tree. I use braided nylon mason twine.
  49. Another note about zippers- I would choose a YKK...

    Another note about zippers- I would choose a YKK brand coil zipper for this application. They are reliable- Chinese Brand X is an unknown and it is a royal pain to replace a zipper in a sleeping bag....
  50. If you aren't backpacking I don't see any reason...

    If you aren't backpacking I don't see any reason not to use full length quilts. If you are then weight and bulk must be minimized, especially for the kid's backpacks.
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