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    Welcome from the same home town! There are a few...

    Welcome from the same home town! There are a few of us in the Wausau area, glad to know another :)
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    There is a loop that goes around by Cone peak at...

    There is a loop that goes around by Cone peak at the southern end of Big Sur. I did that during my time in SLO. Super cool area, it had mountains, crystal clear streams, cliff views of the ocean,...
  3. Wish I was still in Albuquerque. You will not...

    Wish I was still in Albuquerque. You will not regret your trip to lake Katherine I'm sure. I've heard wonderful things but never made it there myself. I still regret that. Had a great time with...
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    I fold twice and sew. I agree with Floridahanger, don't worry too much about the finished project it only increases your frustration and working with fabric is relatively forgiving. Especially with...
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    I've used 3 lines with regular polyester thread,...

    I've used 3 lines with regular polyester thread, been good for 3 years now, no signs of wear.
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    Awesome birthday gift!

    So I just had to brag... My cousin Wiscoman just made my day with a birthday gift via USPS. Finally got me some Dutch bling with a set of wasps and some titanium tent stakes! Sometimes I'm not good...
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    Thanks for the great close up on those guy lines...

    Thanks for the great close up on those guy lines and the short tutorial. Can't wait for part 2!
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    I just got back from an overnighter in the San...

    I just got back from an overnighter in the San Rafael wilderness. I hiked along the Manzana Creek trail. I went 7 miles, camped and hiked back the next day. The hike was great, trails were clear...
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    I've only got my schedule into the second week of...

    I've only got my schedule into the second week of June. I'm still in orientation this week I'm off the last weekend of May I think the 30th otherwise certain days during the week work for me as...
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    I am trying this on my latest setup. I bought...

    I am trying this on my latest setup. I bought some zing it and made 4 whoopies for guylines. For the ridge line I use zing it with a fixed loop on the end and a figure 9 attached to the tarp. So...
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    I will be moving to the area in the beginning of...

    I will be moving to the area in the beginning of May. I think I will be a bit North (Santa Maria). I've heard some stories about some awesome places. PM me if you're interested in planning...
  12. Yeah, it was great to get out! It was a rough...

    Yeah, it was great to get out! It was a rough hike, but good for the spirit. The video definitely doesn't do the postholing justice... Should have had the video of me laying my chest across the...
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    I believe to 2.5 and 5 are for climashield APEX...

    I believe to 2.5 and 5 are for climashield APEX which is the latest and greatest. The others are for an older version. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
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    Insulation (down and primaloft combo)

    I'm not sure if anyone has seen this yet, but my cousin just sent me the link. I found it pretty interesting and was just wondering if anyone has tried it, or thought about it. I apologize if this...
  15. Very nice, thanks for sharing. Very different...

    Very nice, thanks for sharing. Very different from the adventures I am used to, but looks like a ton of fun!
  16. My cousin and I were talking about this the last...

    My cousin and I were talking about this the last time we were out. I just figured we could make UQ cover and pack cover as one and then if the weather got bad we always cary a trash compactor bag so...
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    La Laz Trail New Mexico 2.16.14

    Hello, figures I would put up some info on a day hike/hang I did while here in Albuquerque. I decided to get out and hike part way up the Sandia mountain the other day. I wasn't going to do an...
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    Awesome! Thank you... I'm actually staying in Rio...

    Awesome! Thank you... I'm actually staying in Rio Rancho and I'm off the next few days. I was thinking about driving up to Santa Fe to check things out at some point. I've heard some pretty...
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    Bump

    Still hoping someone sees this, maybe the lack of trees here makes for a lack of hangers?? How about southern Colorado?
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    New Mexico Hangers

    I didn't know where to post this as I am not a new member, just new to the area. I recently took a temporary job in Albuquerque so I will be here until May. I am looking for some places in the area...
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    HAHAHA!! oh sorry... bas gas is no laughing...

    HAHAHA!! oh sorry... bas gas is no laughing matter... I guess fat ******* was wrong when he said "everybody likes the smell of their own brand"
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    I love my apex 5oz underquilt. Can go into the...

    I love my apex 5oz underquilt. Can go into the low 40s comfortably before I need to start supplementing with layers. Really easy to work with. It's a little bit more bulky than the down I've seen,...
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    I did single layer 5oz and can get into the 30's...

    I did single layer 5oz and can get into the 30's comfortably but I like to be warm when I sleep. At freezing temps I would need extra clothing layers and hot water bottles
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    I don't consider myself an expert, but I feel...

    I don't consider myself an expert, but I feel your pain. I was able to DIY some underquilts which made a world of difference. The poncho line underquilt may be more effective than the hammock sock,...
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    Awesome, you did a great job, such neat stitching

    Awesome, you did a great job, such neat stitching
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    Suggestions

    I have only hiked HWY 1 to HWY 4, but I would try for one of the loops. The trail guide highly suggest split rock river. We didn't do that section because of the time of year and how busy it can...
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    Welcome from Wausau WI

    Welcome from Wausau WI
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    I would give the shuttle a shot, but I've never...

    I would give the shuttle a shot, but I've never used one before. We were just planning on an out and back thats why a little bit of a loop sounded appealing. Thanks for that link I may be doing...
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    Awesome, thats really helpful. I think we may go...

    Awesome, thats really helpful. I think we may go further north. I don't mind seeing a few others out on the trail, but I like to get out into the woods for some peace and quiet! :closedeyes:
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    Great advice. I bought the trail guide a while...

    Great advice. I bought the trail guide a while ago and thats where I got the suggestion about split rock river. We added the gooseberry falls segment for some more distance. I guess I was hoping...
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    Yeah, I think I've seen just about every Shug...

    Yeah, I think I've seen just about every Shug video, lots of great info. He talks a little about the split rock river area in that third one. I think the first two take part a little north of...
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    SHT suggestions

    Hello All,
    I am going to be heading up to the Superior hiking trail mid to late August. My cousin and I will be doing a 3 day 2 night trip (could go longer). It will be during the week as to...
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    Check out the ice age trail website and look up...

    Check out the ice age trail website and look up hiking, camping, or backpacking. You should get lots of good ideas.
    http://www.iceagetrail.org/trail-map-and-current-conditions

    My cousin and I...
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    I'm not exactly sure what FLrider was saying with...

    I'm not exactly sure what FLrider was saying with all of his technical jargon (I'm just not that smart), but I have made a climashield topquilt and a silnylon hex tarp (not a rectangle, but not that...
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    Well the Ice age trail runs through that area so...

    Well the Ice age trail runs through that area so there is some hiking especially around Timms Hill. Eagle River is close by, it may be a bit touristy but I'm not exactly sure what you're looking...
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    Thanks guys!

    Thanks guys!
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    Site Help

    I few days ago I tried logging on to the site and it appeared to be down. I waited until the following day and it fixed itself. My cousin who has been a member longer than I has now encountered the...
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    Ice age trail

    I would look into the ice age trail for some nice hikes. If you like day hikes or campground camping Copper Falls is great. I will be doing a hike on the NCT in 2 weeks. I will be starting...
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    Scott at DIYgearsupply is pretty fair priced. ...

    Scott at DIYgearsupply is pretty fair priced. You may save a couple cents a foot by going through redden marine for amsteel (in fact I think there is an online coupon code in a post on the forum.) ...
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    DIY meals

    Got together with a bud to dehydrate some meals... Chili mac, BBQ spaghetti, and beef stew. Thank you Mr. Babelfish
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    Tree Straps

    I'm no expert, but it seems as though people think it's the straps. I got mine from fleet (the Stevens Point fleet is great) and they were 5-6 bucks for 12 ft...

    Oops disregard, I see you've got...
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    Thanks a lot everyone, now you've got my wheels...

    Thanks a lot everyone, now you've got my wheels turning! Maybe some better spots in the UP
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    Upper Michigan hike planning

    Hello everybody, My cousin and I are wanting to hike and camp up in the U.P. in the next month or so. The problem is... we don't know much about it. We would like to do the north country trail...
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    Welcome from Wisconsin, I may be asking you some...

    Welcome from Wisconsin, I may be asking you some questions about the NCT.
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    I carry a small tarp for the ground as well as my...

    I carry a small tarp for the ground as well as my cousin who I hike with. He showed me the idea and I know its extra weight but it keeps everything clean and dry. Rain or shine it goes with. A...
  46. welcome to the forum, the DIY tips on here are...

    welcome to the forum, the DIY tips on here are awesome
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    I do the same and it works great

    I do the same and it works great
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    I would be interested

    There's a good chance I can make it, only the weekend of the 18th doesn't work for me
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    Welcome

    Welcome from Wisconsin! This place will give you some great DIY tips
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    Green Bay

    Welcome from Wausau, I really want to try east of the sylvania area this summer on the NCT and also a canoeing/camping trip in the sylvania area. I have done the Turtle Flambeau but only in a tent. ...
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