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    The other detail that could be a set back for...

    The other detail that could be a set back for your plans is that the sales are not predictable. They have sales on some things which vary year by year and not on other things. Also, the item you...
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    What is next on the list? Surely not a large...

    What is next on the list? Surely not a large lazy boy chair, right?
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    I agree with what you say and value the ideals...

    I agree with what you say and value the ideals behind it. However, due to damage to nerves that control my left hand and left foot, I sometimes can not rely on my left hand. Tying a simple loop...
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    That is good to know. I had never seen these...

    That is good to know. I had never seen these Nama Claws before and they look like they may make my life easier. I cut the lawson lines at a 45 degree angle and, and just touch it with a lighter...
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    On a side note, when I first paired my newly...

    On a side note, when I first paired my newly acquired tarpticks hardware last week, I first thought that it would not work with Glowire in the 2.0mm size. But it does fit and once snugged down,...
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    All good replies and suggestions, and my thanks...

    All good replies and suggestions, and my thanks for that. Yes, I run into the lines once in a while, and my wife who has only recently become welcoming to the hammocking idea is my tripping-tag-team...
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    Greetings from another NC resident.

    Greetings from another NC resident.
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    Yeah, the three tarp widths that I have right now...

    Yeah, the three tarp widths that I have right now all work out completely differently. How high to hang it and still have easy access to the hammock, how low the edges can get for bad weather and so...
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    Thanks for all the replies and advice. I should...

    Thanks for all the replies and advice. I should have made it more clear that I plan to bring long tie outs, as well as medium ones, so I can use one, two or three together. But I wanted to find...
  10. Tacoma96, I'm about 20 minutes away from you -...

    Tacoma96, I'm about 20 minutes away from you - and you have the good taste to have the same Hammocks - and there are several breweries between Selma and Clayton. Just saying. ;)
  11. Dang.That is a very doable 3 hr drive for me. If...

    Dang.That is a very doable 3 hr drive for me. If I hadn't committed to going to the beach to see friends this weekend, yesterday, I would have come. Next year, or next gathering that you have then....
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    It's only the dark side .. until one sees the...

    It's only the dark side .. until one sees the light.
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    I'd say that you should get one of each, plus the...

    I'd say that you should get one of each, plus the thunderfly. That way not only are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse but you can report back to us, so we don't overspend. :thumbup1:
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    Tarp tie-out minimums - bad weather.

    I'm curious as to what minimum tie out tarp guyline lengths you find useful. When the weather turns, cold, rainy and the wind changes direction, it seems that a wide tarp (such as my new Warbonnet...
  15. I no longer can do any distance hiking but over...

    I no longer can do any distance hiking but over the years I have found that I'd do almost anything to avoid shelters. Snoring, listening to people who I don't want to hear have their vapid...
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    I'd like to take the time to disagree with most...

    I'd like to take the time to disagree with most of what has been written here in favor of underquilts, as the suppositions made don't take one huge factor into consideration. The learning curve of a...
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    Welcome. I use the same idea with sleeping bags...

    Welcome. I use the same idea with sleeping bags instead of top quilts. I've got seven down bags of various ratings and am too poor to re-buy for myself and my wife, who now is a hammock fan. They...
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    I like that color a lot. Now that you've had it...

    I like that color a lot. Now that you've had it a few months, any more comments on how it's working out for you?

    I'd have though that a 50 degree out in Manitoba would be good for about 3 months...
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    The mountainfly is considerably wider than the...

    The mountainfly is considerably wider than the thunderfly. 120 inches versus the 103" of the Thunderfly, although mine measures in at just at 57.5" per half side, assuming I'm not doing something...
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    Thanks. I measured a Traveler that I have, which...

    Thanks. I measured a Traveler that I have, which I thought to possibly be a non-standard (it was a special 12 off make for a festival) size and it was 62". I find it remarkably comfortable and...
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    well done and very inspiring.

    well done and very inspiring.
  22. ahh good to know. Thanks. But I don't do...

    ahh good to know. Thanks. But I don't do facebook, so "oh well".
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    I would have thought that the rating of the down...

    I would have thought that the rating of the down would have a much greater impact of compressibility than the shell material. 950 vs 850 seems more a gain in compressibility than 10D vs 20D. Is...
  24. Ummm, where is this being held exactly?

    Ummm, where is this being held exactly?
  25. yeah, it's hard to leave one's personal foibles...

    yeah, it's hard to leave one's personal foibles and past experience out of things. My packing "needs" are based on a quick get out as I've done so much stealth camping. The hammock's are wonderful...
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    Does anyone know the width of the Warbonnet...

    Does anyone know the width of the Warbonnet Eldorado?
  27. After a week or two in a hammock, I've found...

    After a week or two in a hammock, I've found solitude easier to come by. That's a feature - right?
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    That for sure is the truth!

    That for sure is the truth!
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    Sticky: Mine is just another case of using my name. I...

    Mine is just another case of using my name. I think of it as my trail name, for life, given at birth.

    I have a terrible memory to start off with and six different rounds of chemo over a 32 year...
  30. Thread: Down Sleep Hat

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    I favor wool, alpaca or merino. It is less fuss...

    I favor wool, alpaca or merino. It is less fuss than down and washing it is easier.
  31. I had a terrible night once a few years ago when...

    I had a terrible night once a few years ago when a hard wind and rain came out of nowhere and my zing-it lines slipped through my line locks. I was at a campsite besides a lake so I had few choices...
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    I fully agree. Why did I not think of that. ...

    I fully agree. Why did I not think of that. Brilliant. I would only buy a zippered foot-box for any top-quilt, except those designed for very cold conditions because I value the ability to sleep...
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    I've used several pads in the RR over the years...

    I've used several pads in the RR over the years and have to say that I did not like the feeling nearly as much as what it's like to go with only the Lynx. I never could use a 20" or 22" pad and stay...
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    Very nice comparison - thanks. Am I the only...

    Very nice comparison - thanks.
    Am I the only one who considers the camo group easier, rather than harder to see? Those patterns draw my attention really quick, whereas a boring slate of grey or...
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    very interesting thread. My second hammock was a...

    very interesting thread. My second hammock was a trail lair from SLD. I really like it though now I don't remember the width, it is very wide and 11 feet long. I was surprised how differently it...
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    A very warm welcome to the forum here DaniilKo. ...

    A very warm welcome to the forum here DaniilKo. We can help solve hammock problem. Next to make is a warm down under quilt and warm thick top quilt. Siberian model.

    Google translate (with...
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    I'd be interested in more details about the stand...

    I'd be interested in more details about the stand that you have there for your camping stove. Does it work well for you, and where does one find such an item?
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    Krasný fotki, a Krasná zem! I use you photos...

    Krasný fotki, a Krasná zem!

    I use you photos for propaganda purposes for my wife - to move back home. Change is always good, it stirs interest and awakens the senses ... for a time.
  39. I took a better look at the site you used for...

    I took a better look at the site you used for planning and see that I didn't pay proper attention. I guess I got thrown by the bike you chose and thought that it would be some sort of wild offroad...
  40. Some like the UL stuff and think it stands for...

    Some like the UL stuff and think it stands for Ultra Light. I find that it actually stands for Unhappy Later.

    I fall into the camp that want to have as few worries as possible for maximum...
  41. Consider me confused. Looking at the link, it...

    Consider me confused. Looking at the link, it states "expert gravel ride, very good fitness required" and then in contrast to that "suitable for all skill levels". Huh?

    A full suspension bike is...
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    I take my wife to the airport on that Thursday in...

    I take my wife to the airport on that Thursday in the a.m. It's her 50th high school reunion out there in Arizona. She has waited a while for that one. That means that there will be nobody at home...
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    I bought six for Christmas presents for people I...

    I bought six for Christmas presents for people I don't like.
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    I'm very curious about this topic. I have always...

    I'm very curious about this topic. I have always had asymmetrical hammocks and no matter if I sleep in a hammock, a tent or a mattress at home I find that I always sleep in the same orientation. I...
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    It's interesting what one can learn about camping...

    It's interesting what one can learn about camping and outdoor life from the comfort of one's chair in the internet age. Some of this sounds like there could be some truth to this, but of course one...
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    Lawson glowire is the cat's pajamas. Nothing like...

    Lawson glowire is the cat's pajamas. Nothing like it.
    When one considers that life is short, and then thinks " I deserve a few good things in life" - Lawson has you covered, glowing like nothing...
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    I just received my third batch of Glowire and am...

    I just received my third batch of Glowire and am now slowly changing over all my tarps away from Zing-it to the 2mm glowire. I've bought some 2.5 and some 3 mm as well, but like the 2.0 best. My...
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    Thus far I've mostly used no shockcord and my...

    Thus far I've mostly used no shockcord and my guyout lines were made from zingit. I've never been happy having my tarp sag as much as it always had, and not knowing how to attach the example number...
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    Cougarmeat: Lawson has limited supplies right...

    Cougarmeat: Lawson has limited supplies right now, so I got the 2 mm in red and lime green and 3mm in black. I did not realise how fat 3mm is so next time I will get 2.5 mm instead. It is amazing...
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    I just got some Lawson Glowire. Why did I wait...

    I just got some Lawson Glowire. Why did I wait so long, the stuff is beyond fantastic? I'm going to replace all my zingit guy out lines with it.
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