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    Maybe this has been done before but...

    So this summer I did the famous Alagash canoe trip, all 90 miles of pristine north Maine woods and water. And as fun as it was, it rained A LOT, and setting up with so many different bags made things...
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    I'm finally back and better than ever!

    So first off, sorry I've been dark for so long. Second, I got my whoopie slings and all that's left is an underquilt. So, I will be uploading pictures of my setup later in the week. Happy hanging...
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    Shug is the best, he got me into this mayhem....

    Shug is the best, he got me into this mayhem. :lol:
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    But, wait. How do you guys get the amsteel to go...

    But, wait. How do you guys get the amsteel to go through? the end never fits for me.
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    Thanks guys, that makes a lot of sense....

    Thanks guys, that makes a lot of sense. @fallkniven, what knife is that in the back-round? the lanyard hole makes me think it's by cold steel
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    I hate whoopie slings

    Now, by the title, you think I hate the design. But in reality, I hate making those annoying things. How do I do this? The issues I'm having are with the wire and getting that...
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    roughly how small?

    roughly how small?
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    Te wa breeze or WL S.S.U.Q.?

    I have narrowed it down to getting the te wa breeze or the wilderness logics summer series under quilt. Youtube won't help, can anyone here?
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    cool, I'll go check it out

    cool, I'll go check it out
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    smallest package for insulaton?

    So I have a ity bity thermarest neoair. And I want to convert to underquilt, but I want something that packs down as small or close to as small. I have an osprey stratos 36, so space is LIMITED. I'm...
  11. Thread: Just chillin

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    Mom kicked me in because it started to freeze, I...

    Mom kicked me in because it started to freeze, I was warm but it was too quiet outside for my liking.
  12. Thread: Just chillin

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    I think an underquilt is in my future

    I think an underquilt is in my future
  13. Thread: Just chillin

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    Just chillin

    Hi everyone, I'm in my hammock out in the bush-wackin backyard. I will be testing out my hammock for the first time! I have never overnighted in a hammock before. :laugh:Wish me luck.
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    Yea, I don't want to waste the rings. Plus, I...

    Yea, I don't want to waste the rings. Plus, I think having a single strand intead of an adjustable loop (like whoopie slings)has more tree distance options. But, I'm a noob, so I could be wrong. In...
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    New idea for my suspension

    So, after testing my climbing ring suspension, I got a great idea. My idea? bowline knot on one side, trucker hitch on the other to adjust. I would tie these knots where the amsteel meets the tree...
  16. Thread: Funny story

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    just uploaded a picture of my suspension

    just uploaded a picture of my suspension
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    thanks (random stuff for character limit)

    thanks (random stuff for character limit)
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    how do I upload pictures?

    the title explains it all, I want to show my suspension system
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    I think I'm gunna have to go whoopie before my...

    I think I'm gunna have to go whoopie before my big planned trek with the family this summer...
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    @ gmcttr, I definitely noticed that when taking...

    @ gmcttr, I definitely noticed that when taking it down
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    Funny story

    So I finally got the last piece for my hammock; climbing grade rings. And I was enjoying a leisurely nap and slightly moved to the left when the slipknot that made sure the line didn't undo in the...
  22. I will be using climbing grade rings from REI,...

    I will be using climbing grade rings from REI, still debating on getting a ridgeline or not
  23. thanks for the info! I was wondering if SC had...

    thanks for the info! I was wondering if SC had hangs like I see Shug doing(his videos got me into hammock camping).
  24. I just got 50 ft of amsteel in the mail, and I need some advice

    So I just got 50 feet of "red" (more like pink) amsteel. how much amsteel should I have on each side of my hammock for suspension? I want to be safe and have enough, but I don't want to have one...
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    Reflectix as a pad?

    What do you guys think? I have a thermarest neo air from my days of tent camping, so I'm good with what I got. But I was wondering if anyone has already tried this and if it was successful, I ordered...
  26. thanks for all the replies, a lot faster than I...

    thanks for all the replies, a lot faster than I thought. I want to stay with the rings, but I hear you guys loud and clear on the paracord; I'll probably order the amsteel today. Thanks for the info...
  27. I'm new to hammocks, here's a few questions

    So, first off, I got a Grand Trunk Nano 7 with an ENO Profly raintarp. I am upgrading the suspension system with paracord and climbing rings. my questions are: 1) should I add a ridgeline? and 2)...
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