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    Golden Trout Wilderness

    I am looking for an trip for my grandson and myself soon. I have done the Grey Meadows area a couple of times and thinking about the Forks of the Kern for fishing. Any one have any feed back on the...
  2. Thread: Straps

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    Straps

    I am thinking about using straps this season. I have used ansteel whoopies as well as dynaglide, last year I used the no-hardware setup from Griz and was pretty happy. I just want something simple,...
  3. Thread: tadpole

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    I have a Tadpole w/o side pulls and could not be...

    I have a Tadpole w/o side pulls and could not be happier. The workmanship is great and when you mention service, WL is what others are compared against.
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    Probably had a dozen orders filled by them and...

    Probably had a dozen orders filled by them and nothing but happyness. I'm pretty sensitive to tobacco smoke and nothing close.
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    My favorite are the CAMP Nano 23.

    My favorite are the CAMP Nano 23.
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    I am on my second roll of mason line. I double...

    I am on my second roll of mason line. I double most of it by pulling thru itself for prussiks a other various loops. The easiest tool I have found for pretty much all my splicing is a folded guitar...
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    I am really let down in that no one has produced...

    I am really let down in that no one has produced a You-Tube video of a group of drunken college guys driving tent stakes with their foreheads. It is truely a sad day.
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    I usually hang out in the Golden Trout...

    I usually hang out in the Golden Trout Wilderness. Usually start in mid april and can go until late Oct. maybe 1st week in Nov. In years past I have used thermarest pads and been fine with a 20...
  9. Thread: DIY Gear

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    Thanks, the 1.7 oz has a very slick feel to it, a...

    Thanks, the 1.7 oz has a very slick feel to it, a while back DIY had some 1.9 in a dark green second and it had an almost brushed feel like suede. I fooled around and by the time I was ready they...
  10. Thread: DIY Gear

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    DIY Gear

    Has anyone made anything from the 2.8 oz nylon DIY has? I was thinking of making a SS hammock from it, I made one from the 1.7 oz they had a while back and although it is a nice hammock, I just...
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    Welcome Ryan from central CA.

    Welcome Ryan from central CA.
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    I have gone to a 66" quilt which is almost full...

    I have gone to a 66" quilt which is almost full lenth when you figure only your head is not covered, I'm 6'. I slide either some reflectix or a section of WW blue pad I carry to sit on for my feet. ...
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    I use braided mason line for my trap tie-outs, it...

    I use braided mason line for my trap tie-outs, it is cheap and seems to hold up pretty well. It does tangle but life is a series of trade offs. I spliced loops in the lower ends which are about...
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    Climashield UQ

    The other day I picked up a another sewing machine and it just sews so smooth I couldn't wait to make a few things I had been thinking about and had material for.

    I decided to sew up a Climashield...
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    New Thread Injector

    Picked up a new sewing machine. It was a 40.00 bargin. It's a Neechi 523, seems to run very smooth compared to my Montgomery Wards machine. The woman I bought it from was the original owner, had it...
  16. Thread: Diy uq

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    I think Brute 1100 maybe right. For 50.00 you can...

    I think Brute 1100 maybe right. For 50.00 you can get a 2/3 or 3/4 underquilt shell, ready for down. The quilt shell is from what I have read, very well made, with about 65.00 of WL 850 down you...
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    I have not had a problem with amsteel not...

    I have not had a problem with amsteel not releasing but Dynaglide seems to stick together and not release. It has taken several hangs and some weathering to where they now release a little easier...
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    If you want to hone your splicing skills, invest...

    If you want to hone your splicing skills, invest a couple of bucks in a roll of mason line. Its 3-4 dollars for a couple of 100 feet. Get a guitar string and go at it, practice makes perfect. Put...
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    Ok, I stand corrected it is not cored but a...

    Ok, I stand corrected it is not cored but a square cross section, long story short you can't do the normal splice like lash-it and zing-it you must use knots.
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    If your are handy with a sewing machine, you can...

    If your are handy with a sewing machine, you can get a shell from Underquilts.com, buy some down and for about 110.00 have 15 degree underquilt. I am in the middle of of a climashield UQ, and have...
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    The thing about fling-it, is it has a core so you...

    The thing about fling-it, is it has a core so you have to use knots. I bought some a while back from Bailey. They had miss marked it online and they ended up filling one order, MINE. I got I...
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    Plus +2 on the Camp 23's

    Plus +2 on the Camp 23's
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    Poll: I'm still having trouble visualizing how a...

    I'm still having trouble visualizing how a stopper knot would work with your marlinspike hitch and support your weight? Redden Marine and West Marine are both very good, they usually have a Hammock...
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    Poll: I'm confused as to all the hardware? It has no...

    I'm confused as to all the hardware? It has no hardware? You have 2 continuious loops and a slider and the amsteel diamond knot with a dynaglide whoopie? If you use a straight whoopie sling there...
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    You can make them out of almost any cord, I had...

    You can make them out of almost any cord, I had about 200' of fling-it and used that. A suggestion would be to wait till you find the correct lenght before you use your good cord, I used some mason...
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    Poll: I have used the exact suspension Grizz explains...

    I have used the exact suspension Grizz explains in his video. It is really a great setup. The only difference is I went back to looping my ridgeline over the continious loops and then attaching the...
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    The guitar string has been great for all my...

    The guitar string has been great for all my splicing. I fold it in half runit thru a dowel to make a handle and go to town. I have used it for 1.75 mm and 2.2 mm zing-it up to 1/8" amsteel with out...
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    OWF has 6 oz. I spoke with them a while back and...

    OWF has 6 oz. I spoke with them a while back and I believe they will sell on the half yard where Thru hiker sells in full yards
  29. Thread: Singer 401a

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    The asking price was 100.00. He has had it for...

    The asking price was 100.00. He has had it for sale for about three weeks and still has it, but again it is listed as a 1958 singer 401a machine. I think if you are a novice and are looking for a...
  30. Thread: Singer 401a

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    Singer 401a

    I have a chance to pick up a Singer 401a with supposedly a lot of attachments. The machine was left to the current owner at the passing of his grandmother very recently. I have seen pictures of it...
  31. Congrats, There seems to have been a post a...

    Congrats, There seems to have been a post a while back about whoopie lengths we carry being to long. I recently went to the "no hardware" setup by Griz, using dynaglide and am pretty happy, they are...
  32. Thread: Sew-up PLUQ

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    Sew-up PLUQ

    I while back I made 2 sew-up PLUGs with 2 layers of Insultex added. I live in central California and it was warm this summer to say the least, so it was hard to tell how affective they were. I had...
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    A while back I made a couple of sew-up PLUG's. ...

    A while back I made a couple of sew-up PLUG's. The question of what type of suspension to use seemed to be across the board as far as ideas. I ran across a video by "The Proffessor" about a cuban...
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    Your explanation is a little hard to follow, any...

    Your explanation is a little hard to follow, any chance you have a picture or a diagram that can explain what you are discribing?
  35. Thread: Tadpole

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    It is a great tarp! I have had one for about a...

    It is a great tarp! I have had one for about a year and love it, the only thing I would change is I'd like the stuff sack to be a tad bit larger. I have used it on 2 trips and have used it out back...
  36. Thread: New Camera

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    New Camera

    I am going to have to replace my old canon point & shoot as it has had some spills and tumbles. I am looking for a small light weight camera that still uses AA or AAA batteries. I have done some...
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    I have sent him several e-mails over the last...

    I have sent him several e-mails over the last couple of days regarding some items and haven't heard anything either. Was just about to post the same question.
  38. Thread: Straps

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    Straps

    I have noticed that Strapworks seems to be the choice supplier of straps here. I have been to website and my question is, do you order two straps with loops at both ends or do you order a long...
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    I have been here close to a year and have...

    I have been here close to a year and have wondered when it would deteriate to this. I can here looking for help to contact Brian about purchasing a tarp. I just wish a long time ago someone would...
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    I just called to find out the status of my order,...

    I just called to find out the status of my order, they are shipping me my roll. There was some sort of mistake on their website. Darn I was thinking about ordering a second roll.
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    I can't believe it, it is now 37.00. It was on...

    I can't believe it, it is now 37.00. It was on sale yesterday??? I need to check to see if they will honor my order?
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    I ordered it from Baileys in CA. They have rolls...

    I ordered it from Baileys in CA. They have rolls of 2.2 mm zing-it, 150 ft. The color is orange. I talked to they yesterday and there is no shipping, it is some sort of close out.
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    Zing-it on Sale

    I just ordered some 2.2 mm Zing-it for $19.75 and free shipping, that is close to $10.00 less than you can usually find it. Anyone interested?
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    Yes, I guess it is utility line. I have purchased...

    Yes, I guess it is utility line. I have purchased 1.75 from AHE. Having said that, is it lash-it? The 1.9 from diy is what? And again, if either are not zing-it of lash-it what is "it" and where...
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    The Tech line I used from AHE seemed the same as...

    The Tech line I used from AHE seemed the same as a scrap or two of lash-it I had laying around. Are you saying they are different cordage? If so, do you know where one might buy a spool?
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    Tech Line vs. Lash-it

    The question seems to have been asked several times but the answer seems to wander off. What is the difference in Tech line as opposed to lash-it of zing-it. I ran out of zing-it and ordered some...
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    Watch the video, the knot is very easy to tie, I...

    Watch the video, the knot is very easy to tie, I now have them on everything sort of. As in the video it holds the continuous loop attacked to you hammock to the whoopie and diamond knot. I added...
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    I have been using braided mason line as it is...

    I have been using braided mason line as it is soft and seems to grip well. I use a guitar string as a fid and pull 12"-18" back thru its self, you have a double layer now. I just use a single or...
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    Try putting a sliding whipping knot on your...

    Try putting a sliding whipping knot on your whoopies. I use them on my new dynaglide whoopies and the diamond knot attachment. Take a look at Grizz's vid, he explains it all very well. I have used...
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    After being on the slings for two nights it was...

    After being on the slings for two nights it was very hard to get them to release. I had to work the outer section quite a bit to finally get them to slide. Maybe this will change with use. Also,...
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