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    Sticky: I've never had one that was difficult to open in...

    I've never had one that was difficult to open in the morning. Were these Nalgene brand bottles? Big cap or small cap? Mine are all big cap.
  2. I have not used Lash It but find that a guitar...

    I have not used Lash It but find that a guitar "G" string works really well with dynaglide which I believe to be the same size or close to the lash it. For 7/64 amsteel my favorite splicing tool is...
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    I'll be there the 14-16th. I called up there...

    I'll be there the 14-16th. I called up there yesterday and they said color was at about 25%.
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    I know I'm resurrecting an old thread here. Does...

    I know I'm resurrecting an old thread here. Does anybody that went on this trip remember if the bathrooms were locked at Seaton Creek campground? I'm going up there with a group next weekend and am...
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    I assume your right, though it could be a 3s...

    I assume your right, though it could be a 3s mamba.
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    which quilt is this?

    which quilt is this?
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    Payment sent

    Payment sent
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    Is this considered a bridge style hammock?

    Is this considered a bridge style hammock?
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    Packs smaller, lighter to carry, less restrictive...

    Packs smaller, lighter to carry, less restrictive motion. Keeps your core warm.
  10. You mean like this-...

    You mean like this- http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=9349

    That is an excellent tutorial, the only 2 things I see wrong with it is that it doesn't show you how to make a fixed...
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    If your assured of hanging from small enough...

    If your assured of hanging from small enough trees then a shorter tree strap is really all that is needed. I don't see the point in attaching rope to both ends of the strap to attach to your hammock...
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    This is the reason my tree straps are attached to...

    This is the reason my tree straps are attached to my whoopie slings and my dutch clips are sewn into the tree strap loop. I am paranoid about leaving them behind, I've lost more sunglasses, hats, and...
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    Sleeping bag ratings are often misunderstood. The...

    Sleeping bag ratings are often misunderstood. The 50 degree's is a survival rating not a comfort rating. A 50 degree bag is maybe good down to 60 depending on how warm a sleeper you are. Any type of...
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nWNmJnRINE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nWNmJnRINE
  15. That's 6.6 x 4.5 isn't that to small?

    That's 6.6 x 4.5 isn't that to small?
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    I'm interested as well in lightweight natural...

    I'm interested as well in lightweight natural colors.

    That camo tarp looks good! It's heavier than what I'm willing to carry but it looks good.
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    Welcome Neighbor! I live in Hudsonville and work...

    Welcome Neighbor! I live in Hudsonville and work in Walker.

    Depending on how far Bloomgorge is going to make you carry that beer :lol: he's offereing a pretty good deal. Hey BG is that a car...
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    Warbonnet blackbird, I sleep on my stomache,...

    Warbonnet blackbird, I sleep on my stomache, side, or pretty much anyway I want.
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    Best whoopie sling video

    What is the best whoopie sling video that you have seen?

    I learned how to make them from several videos and different tutorials. I haven't found a single comprehensive video or tutorial.

    There...
  20. What splicing technique are you using? Are you...

    What splicing technique are you using? Are you using a darning needle and pushing it or a loop of wire and pulling it? Or some other technique?
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    +1

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    What's the weight on this? FYI- Requiring to...

    What's the weight on this?

    FYI- Requiring to pay with a personal payment is against forum rules.
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    I believe the double layer is also better for bug...

    I believe the double layer is also better for bug protection. Some of them pesky things will bite right thru a single layer.
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    Very few people claim to sleep comfortably 2 to a...

    Very few people claim to sleep comfortably 2 to a hammock. Those that have tried it even with children say it doesn't work. Taking a nap is easy, lots of people say they enjoy that in the right...
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    Whichever one you can get cheaper, neither has an...

    Whichever one you can get cheaper, neither has an advantage.

    In my efforts to go lighter biners were the hardest thing to give up. I just liked playing with them. I switched to dutch clips and...
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    JoAnn's always has half the store on sale. If...

    JoAnn's always has half the store on sale. If your patient you'll catch the coupon when the item you want is not on sale.
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    I sleep on my stomache or my side or really any...

    I sleep on my stomache or my side or really any way that I want in my blackbird (double 1.1). I'm not a lightweight. 5'11" about 225. I've tried a few hamocks, never been able to sleep on anything...
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    Retail is almost always higher than what you pay...

    Retail is almost always higher than what you pay for it. I don't see that as false advertising unless they are inflating what the retail is.
  29. I'll take the Backcountry boiler if it's still...

    I'll take the Backcountry boiler if it's still available, PM coming your way.
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    Sticky: I added myself but don't know how to set the HF...

    I added myself but don't know how to set the HF icon.
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    I've got a double and a single and really like...

    I've got a double and a single and really like them. They don't see much backcountry use since I upgraded to a Blackbird.

    You can shave a lot of weight of those by replacing the ropes and S hooks....
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    If you have a known sample of 1.9 bring it with...

    If you have a known sample of 1.9 bring it with you. The people at JoAnn's usually can't tell you more than what is on the label on the end of the bolt. What I have seen in Joann's in Ripstop should...
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    Sticky: Many of your big box sporting good stores will...

    Many of your big box sporting good stores will sell a hammock bliss style hammock for $20-25. Then all you need to hang is tree straps. If you replace the ropes and the heavy S hooks that come on...
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    Sticky: The newer Nalgene's don't have BPA and as far as...

    The newer Nalgene's don't have BPA and as far as they know it's safe, that is until they find the next new thing that is bad for you.

    Try putting hot water in a gator aid bottle, it doesn't even...
  35. We had a pulk, mostly only used it for bringing...

    We had a pulk, mostly only used it for bringing firewood in and a couple of us wanted to try pulling it. The park ranger said wood would be scarce by the campground. There was a big oak fallen 100 ft...
  36. Poll: Already posted-...

    Already posted- http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=27728
  37. I'm pretty sure you can get the GPX file from...

    I'm pretty sure you can get the GPX file from every trail, if not hit me up. I think you have to register to do that but its free. You may not want to follow our track. We didn't stick to the trail...
  38. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park Jan 22-23 trip report

    This is my trip report from last weekend.
    http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=945093

    It was a guided trip with Apex Outdoor Gear. Out of 11 people I was the only one in a hammock. :D
  39. Poll: I will not be making this one. My wife made...

    I will not be making this one. My wife made alternate plans for me. :( The purple monkey will have to wait.

    I did get to hang last weekend in Sleeping Bear Dunes National park and it was awesome!
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    Sticky: In my experience the bottle has still been warm...

    In my experience the bottle has still been warm to the touch in the morning. This past weekend I was hanging outside and it got down to 4. I rewarmed my bottle at 2am after I got up for a nature...
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    Sticky: Someone will likely correct me if I'm wrong. I...

    Someone will likely correct me if I'm wrong. I thought the strength came from the bury. The locked brummel wouldn't be necessary for a static load. The reason for the lock is to prevent the bury from...
  42. Poll: I'm hoping to make this weekend. I had a great...

    I'm hoping to make this weekend. I had a great time on the fall hang. There has been a request for the telling of the Purple Monkey story and I don't like to disappoint so I will try to make it.

    ...
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    Please don't delete the prices when stuff is...

    Please don't delete the prices when stuff is sold. It lets the rest of us know what stuff is selling for and what deals we missed out on.
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    WTB winter tarp (prefer doors)

    I'm looking for a winter tarp for a hike that leaves in 2 weeks. My first choice would be a superfly or similar type tarp. Any leads would be much appreciated.
  45. Poll: I live 15 miles west of Grand Rapids and would be...

    I live 15 miles west of Grand Rapids and would be happy to drive if anyone wants to car pool. I don't think any of you are near me though. It's still to far out for me to commit.
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    Price drop $69.50 :D

    Price drop $69.50 :D
  47. Poll: I'm interested, it's to far out for me to commit.

    I'm interested, it's to far out for me to commit.
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    Bump, still have it.

    Bump, still have it.
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    Sticky: Video or it didn't happen the way you said it...

    Video or it didn't happen the way you said it did... :lol: Just kidding...

    I've seen it with other cheaper bottles, like water or pop, even did it with a milk jug once. Usually the end/threads...
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    Sticky: I suspect it would be more efficient to wrap it...

    I suspect it would be more efficient to wrap it around your neck. Those cool you by water evaporation. You would have more air circulation around your neck/carotid artery than between your thighs. I...
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