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  1. Thanks for the comments, guys. It was a nice...

    Thanks for the comments, guys. It was a nice trip. I try to get out at least once each season. I figured you guys would appreciate the part about just crashing in the hammock for so long.
  2. Overnight backpacking trip at East Fork State Park, OH

    I recently had a couple days to myself backpacking in East Fork State Park. I really enjoyed this trip. It was a nearly perfect two days in a beautiful wood. The Fall colors had not quite "peaked",...
  3. It's nice to get some confirmation from a local I...

    It's nice to get some confirmation from a local I wasn't just wussing out on this trip! It was beautiful. I'd love to be able to hike those trails more regularly.

    I suppose the same is nearly...
  4. Good luck and enjoy! Be sure to report back here...

    Good luck and enjoy! Be sure to report back here on your trip
  5. Total trail is 272 miles. Green mountain club...

    Total trail is 272 miles. Green mountain club says most through hikers do it in 26-30 days. That's around 11 miles a day at the fastest.
  6. How many trail miles is that? Unless you're in...

    How many trail miles is that? Unless you're in good mountain hiking shape, I wouldn't plan on more than a mile an hour. Maybe less. That said, I did see several younger, thinner folks than me doing...
  7. This is a great suggestion. I'm weight conscious,...

    This is a great suggestion. I'm weight conscious, but I think and extra dry shirt would be worth it. I think also investing in merino wool shirts to hike in would be worth it just because I think it...
  8. One of the big problems on this hike was dealing...

    One of the big problems on this hike was dealing with wet clothes: either from rain or sweat. How do you guys manage that? Do you always take an extra "outfit"?
  9. Overnight Section Hike of Long Trail, VT

    I did an overnight section of the Long Trail on 8/4,5 with a friend. These were the toughest miles I've hiked yet. Here's the write up on my blog with lots of photos and a couple short video clips.
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    No worries, I think I got it covered. I'll write...

    No worries, I think I got it covered. I'll write something up in a few days when I get back
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    Alright, I'm getting a little panicky. I'm not...

    Alright, I'm getting a little panicky. I'm not sure how to get onto or off the long trail. I'm in Burlington without a car. I'm probably going to camp at north beach park Sunday night. I'd really...
  12. That's what I use. I cut the zipper and heavy...

    That's what I use. I cut the zipper and heavy zipper guard off to save about 6 oz. That puts it under 2lbs. I think I paid $20 for mine off Amazon without the rest of the MSS.
  13. That's all kinds of awesome! Would love to see...

    That's all kinds of awesome! Would love to see more details
  14. I have and love that Sierra designs jacket. Very...

    I have and love that Sierra designs jacket. Very warm and light weight. It also has thumb holes
  15. Great write-up and review. It's guys like you...

    Great write-up and review. It's guys like you living high adventure that really inspire me. Thanks for the photos.
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    I have my hotel room booked for August 1 and 2....

    I have my hotel room booked for August 1 and 2. The conference ends Sunday evening on August 3. I'd like to crash somewhere that night, hike Monday, camp Monday night, hike Tuesday. Then crash that...
  17. Great story and a great attitude. Keep your chin...

    Great story and a great attitude. Keep your chin up and keep enjoying life
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    OH > Zaleski State Park overnight trip

    TL;DR: My son and I hiked Zaleski last weekend. Overall, I wasn't that impressed. But we did set a new PR for distance: 15 miles hiked on Saturday!

    Here's the full trip report.
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    Peace to you too, Dutch

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/08/du2esyda.jpg
  20. FS: What size are frogg toggs?

    What size are frogg toggs?
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    I decided to start a new thread to discuss...

    I decided to start a new thread to discuss stretch in the straps rather than hijack this one.
  22. Trouble hanging with whoopie slings and stretch

    I decided to create a new thread on this rather than hijack my other thread. In my OP on WB vs Dutch's Cinch buckles I said,



    I was out backpacking this weekend and each time I setup it took me...
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    WB vs Dutch's Cinch Buckles

    I have a set of cinch buckles on my WB XLC that I love. It's so easy to setup and seems like zero stretching of the webbing. I'm using a whoopie sling and some stupid webbing on my DIY hammock. This...
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    This is a very good suggestion. I have some...

    This is a very good suggestion. I have some scraps left over after my tarp. Maybe I'll sew some VB socks
  25. Funds sent via PayPal

    Funds sent via PayPal
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    I'm sorry, I don't understand your pricing. It...

    I'm sorry, I don't understand your pricing. It says $35/yd2. What does that mean?
  27. I'll take the top quilt

    I'll take the top quilt
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    Web link for participated threads

    I mainly use tapatalk on my iPad to keep up with HF. One of my favorite features is the "participated" threads. When I come back to the forum and find over 100 new posts, the "participated" helps me...
  29. My first hammock was a bottom entry explorer...

    My first hammock was a bottom entry explorer deluxe with an asym tarp. I got a lot of good use out of that hammock for about a year. Most of my experiences were in moderate weather.

    I really did...
  30. I've slept with my osprey kestrel 48 in my...

    I've slept with my osprey kestrel 48 in my hammock under my knees. Once the hammock, tarp, and quilts are out of the pack it lays pretty flat. Having it under your knees helps alleviate hyper...
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    I just wanted to add: my 12' SL gathered end...

    I just wanted to add: my 12' SL gathered end hammock weighs in at a hair under 11oz w/out suspension
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    First DIY Tarp!

    Finished another tarp this weekend. This one I did by myself. I rushed it a bit too much and it doesn't look as good as the other. This one has a 12' to better handle a WB XLC or my DIY 12' hammock....
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    Not a lot of research on lightning has been done....

    Not a lot of research on lightning has been done. There was a thread not too long ago (w/in maybe 2-3 months) on lightning in the backcountry. There was a paper linked to written by the National...
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    Here's my write up of the evening...

    Here's my write up of the evening stealth camping under the stars.
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    I also saw a passing satellite. Maybe it was the...

    I also saw a passing satellite. Maybe it was the same one
  36. Yes, mason line has stretch. I can see how that...

    Yes, mason line has stretch. I can see how that might be bad for the ridge line. Why is it bad for guy/tie out lines?
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    It was beautiful and clear here. It was chilly...

    It was beautiful and clear here. It was chilly and I didn't get out if the hammock. I guess sleepy eyes and the bug net interfered, because I didn't see any meteors
  38. For tarps, why not just use braided mason line?...

    For tarps, why not just use braided mason line? Surely it's lighter than zing-it
  39. That was my thought as well

    That was my thought as well
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    Show Us Yor Thread Injector

    That is cool. It's a bit of a shame all those machines are set aside as idle; but it's neat to see so many in one place
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    Great video, great comparison using same camera...

    Great video, great comparison using same camera angle on each hammock. I've made a 12' hammock recently and I have a HG 20* Phoenix 3/4 UQ. I think the suspension on my UQ is too short and I'm not...
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    Braided mason line is cheap and light. Only...

    Braided mason line is cheap and light. Only problem is it stretches. I think it's hard to get really tight pitch with a stretchy CRL. Maybe that's my inexperience though
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    What is the weight of this bag?

    What is the weight of this bag?
  44. Doh! I ordered noseeum, but didn't see you had...

    Doh! I ordered noseeum, but didn't see you had shock cord too. I'll place another order soon
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    Pins do create holes, but in this case they are...

    Pins do create holes, but in this case they are in the hem itself. That's on the very edge of the tarp. It doesn't really matter if there's a leak on the outside 1/4" of your tarp.

    I think you...
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    First DIY Tarp!

    I "freestyled" a couple of the hems. I think next time I'd take a bit more time to pin all the hems.
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    Pin it; even the hem. We used a pretty small...

    Pin it; even the hem. We used a pretty small needle for most of it then switched to a larger needle for doing the tie outs.

    Also, bourbon helps. "This silnylon is making me thirsty!"
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    First DIY Tarp!

    My buddy, agilous, and I made our first DIY tarp this weekend. It's an 11'x10' diygear hex tarp. For a first project, this was about the right level of difficulty: we screwed up several things but...
  49. The rules don't apply to any specific trail or 3'...

    The rules don't apply to any specific trail or 3' swath of ground. The rules apply to the entire park.
  50. Also, any tips for newbies seeing noseeum?

    Also, any tips for newbies seeing noseeum?
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