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  1. Thread: Hi!

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    Howdy from a bit south of ya Jon.

    Howdy from a bit south of ya Jon.
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    Prayers to the families of those lost and injured.

    Prayers to the families of those lost and injured.
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    It looks pretty cool on a merit badge sash too,...

    It looks pretty cool on a merit badge sash too, along with a really unusual slide.
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    There is an unofficial one some in the forum have...

    There is an unofficial one some in the forum have promoted within their local troops. It can be a lot of fun and a great teaching tool. There are a few different versions of the requirements that...
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    That is such a nice project. They might be...

    That is such a nice project. They might be interested in the hammock camping merit badge too.
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    I can never get too much Yosemite. Thanks for...

    I can never get too much Yosemite. Thanks for the fine filmery foo!
  7. Thanks Shug! I'll take some measurements of the...

    Thanks Shug! I'll take some measurements of the fellas' shortfall and find some sturdy material to to a little stitchery doo for them.
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    Ah yes, I remember the numbness my head felt when...

    Ah yes, I remember the numbness my head felt when I was reading the original post. Funny how I completely forgot the 30 degree and 83.6% origins but managed to retain the data. My brain petered out...
  9. I set mine up in the back yard a couple of months...

    I set mine up in the back yard a couple of months ago and it was fantastic!

    Our troop members went in on a bulk buy they promoted with BSA so we saved a ton of money on the 2.0 version.
    Abiding...
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    Big bucket of popcorn, and a big ole jug of water...

    Big bucket of popcorn, and a big ole jug of water then sit back and enjoy the entertainment and education that Shug is know for. Then sprawl out onto the hundreds of other awesome forum members'...
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    Welcome to the madness from a wee bit south of ya.

    Welcome to the madness from a wee bit south of ya.
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    Gotta love Scout Camp!

    Gotta love Scout Camp!
  13. I started out with a pad, sometimes a Z Rest,...

    I started out with a pad, sometimes a Z Rest, other times the green roll type. Neither were even close to the comfort I have had since making a Climashield apex UQ and since I added an extension to...
  14. One of the most scenic yet overlooked trails in...

    One of the most scenic yet overlooked trails in Yosemite is the Panoramic Trail. That starts at Glacier Point, winds around the southern rim of the valley, connects to the Mist Trail (part of the...
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    There might be some on the eastern slope but the...

    There might be some on the eastern slope but the pass will be clear. Unless something really weird comes through that is. Some of the western slopes that get shade by a taller ridge may have snow...
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    It should be hot but with more snow & rain this...

    It should be hot but with more snow & rain this winter than most other years water should be flowing. It wasn't crazy like 2011 El Nino but we got more than usual. The vistas will be worth it.
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    The Rae Lakes loop in California (not sure of you...

    The Rae Lakes loop in California (not sure of you were asking about California or another Rae Lakes loop) is hammock friendly. You might have to use the "hike high, camp low" strategy for one night...
  18. You might need to break out some hanging to rocks...

    You might need to break out some hanging to rocks skills for that one. The scenery is free from trees with elevations over 12k. That is just map scanning though, I've yet to hike that section.
  19. Once you get to the 12' lengths you might start...

    Once you get to the 12' lengths you might start thinking of a hammock when suspended from trees and a boat cover when not it use.
  20. If you happen to be in camp with some tenting...

    If you happen to be in camp with some tenting folks, you'll really enjoy it. I know, that was evil.
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    That's a nice project you put together. Just...

    That's a nice project you put together. Just make sure the fans don't get a spinnin' :lol:
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    Like most, the environment plays a big part of...

    Like most, the environment plays a big part of the process. In my world, changing is due to sleeping in snap and zipperless or as close to it as possible to reduce the chances of damaging the...
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    Pull up a chair and set a spell. Oh, you might...

    Pull up a chair and set a spell. Oh, you might want to get a 3rd job too because you are gonna want to boost the economy of several cottage vendors here, the best gang of gangs.
  24. Mine is a 3/4 length DIY Climashield 5.0 Apex UQ...

    Mine is a 3/4 length DIY Climashield 5.0 Apex UQ that I made an extension for. It just made more sense to me to make an extension that an additional complete full length UQ. I use the extension for...
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    No matter which hike you take I can almost...

    No matter which hike you take I can almost guarantee that you'll be wishing you had more time there. I have hiked most of Yosemite and I still marvel at the raw beauty that is in such abundance. I...
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    Stepping up, owning it and trying to make it...

    Stepping up, owning it and trying to make it right. Good recovery, lesson learned (and taught). Not many forums have members like that. Props to all involved.
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    Welcome to the madness

    Welcome to the madness
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    We used one layer of the 5.0 in our hammock...

    We used one layer of the 5.0 in our hammock camping merit badge course the past few years and it's worked out very well. We get down to the mid 20's at the elevations we go to but it's always a...
  29. Well, there IS a 12 step program for it, but the...

    Well, there IS a 12 step program for it, but the steps are about 15" long so the distance of those 12 steps is... you guessed it... 15'

    I have the same feeling cruising the aisles of just about...
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    That was a fun project. I still use my...

    That was a fun project. I still use my frankenquilts (UQ and TQ). The best part is one of the puffers zips out of my UQ to become of all things... a down coat.

    There is a link in my signature...
  31. Nice work there.

    Nice work there.
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    Welcome to the forum Zack. Shug has inspired one...

    Welcome to the forum Zack. Shug has inspired one or two others (more like 10,000 or so) to check out the forum and our lives have been better off for it. There are a bunch of learned and willing to...
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    Much better than pulling the finger though! I...

    Much better than pulling the finger though!

    I think I found my newest "best job ever". Way to go Clean, whooooo hooooo, whooooo hooooo
  34. If every violent thinking person got just one...

    If every violent thinking person got just one look at Shug's videos we would have instant world peace.
  35. Love that perspective, much appreciated.

    Love that perspective, much appreciated.
  36. The power of the Shugmiester. Sector seven rocks.

    The power of the Shugmiester. Sector seven rocks.
  37. It is a promotion they have for Scout troops and...

    It is a promotion they have for Scout troops and some youth groups but they do not want it construed as a supersale or an avalanche of internet sales, etc. I got some additional information from...
  38. AMOK Scouting promotion- feedback wanted

    Our troop is reviewing the scout discount offer AMOK has available. The 2.0 is discounted to $75 (MSRP $399)and includes the bug net and tarp but there are indications of a change in production from...
  39. Our troop is reviewing the scout discount offer...

    Our troop is reviewing the scout discount offer AMOK has available. The 2.0 is discounted to $75 and includes the bug net and tarp but there are indications of a change in production from China...
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    It seems that if you follow the suggestions of...

    It seems that if you follow the suggestions of using a drip line between the snake skins and your hammock, gravity will take over and you'll be dry, but I might not have got into my brain what yours...
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    When I started hammocking we had to use sinew...

    When I started hammocking we had to use sinew from the animals we killed for tree straps as we walked the trail, before there was a trail and yes, we hung uphill at both ends in 5' of snow. Why, we...
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    Originally I disconnected the line lock at the...

    Originally I disconnected the line lock at the end of the shock cord supporting the UQ and ran it through the channel of the extension but that seemed like a lot of extra time spent in transition. ...
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    Might want to cut down on the beans before...

    Might want to cut down on the beans before entering the hammock.:)
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    I posted a DIY UQ extension a few weeks ago and...

    I posted a DIY UQ extension a few weeks ago and there are some added photos on that thread. It might help out.
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    The zipper is fairly light and you have just one...

    The zipper is fairly light and you have just one part of it on the standard portion. I am thinking snaps or velcro would either have gaps which equal cold air coming in or tough to stitch in velcro...
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    We had an outing at a local trap & skeet range. ...

    We had an outing at a local trap & skeet range. The trees were too far apart so I had to improvise the hang but I managed to snap a few photos of the hammock extension.

    I'm not sure how many are...
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    Hello from central California!

    Hello from central California!
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    Thanks Dutch. I am a gear maker not a pro, so...

    Thanks Dutch. I am a gear maker not a pro, so the stitching it not perfect like it would be coming out of your shop but I'm pretty pleased with it.




    The zipper is offset so it has about 1"...
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    Thanks for the compliments. I plan on hanging...

    Thanks for the compliments. I plan on hanging this weekend and should have a couple of photos of the with and without variety. I haven't seen the cottage industry offer this but maybe it's out...
  50. I'm not sure how many "a lot" is, but you might...

    I'm not sure how many "a lot" is, but you might want to consider a homeless shelter in your area for the surplus bags.
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