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    Did your Donating Member status recently expire? ...

    Did your Donating Member status recently expire? When it happens your message limit drops.
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    Great thread! Thank you. I have quite a few...

    Great thread! Thank you.

    I have quite a few friends who did NOT take my advice when they started backpacking. Some learned, some gave up. Like anything else, I guess.

    I thru-hiked the FHT...
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    Welcome to HF!

    Welcome to HF!
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    Yes please! I'll take one. Thank you.

    Yes please! I'll take one. Thank you.
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    Thanks Bob!

    Thanks Bob!
  6. Yes, it's worth it. At your height it will be...

    Yes, it's worth it. At your height it will be easy. I'm over 6' 1" and use a partial most of the time.

    Go for it
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    Dyneema Hex tarp

    Looking for an 11 footer, please. Can also trade. Thank you!
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    Thanks for taking time to do this for us Bob! ...

    Thanks for taking time to do this for us Bob!

    I am gonna try your method - never seen it before.
  9. Well after getting wet in a crazy, truly...

    Well after getting wet in a crazy, truly unforeseen, sideways storm I switched "for good" to a full, wide tarp w/doors.

    And now I want to see my surroundings better so I added a sub-4oz a-sym and...
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    I think you live in one of the prettiest...

    I think you live in one of the prettiest countries on Earth!
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    I'm so, so sorry.

    I'm so, so sorry.
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    Krona I'm so sorry that your mom, you, and the...

    Krona I'm so sorry that your mom, you, and the rest of your family are in this situation. God bless you all.
  13. AWESOME!!!! Thanks to you & your...

    AWESOME!!!!

    Thanks to you & your recommendation of a shuttle driver it was easy to plan my FHT hike last year. I'm gonna add this to my list.

    Thank you
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    FS: I'll take the Streamiliner

    I'll take the Streamiliner
  15. Perhaps I'm missing something, but just hang it...

    Perhaps I'm missing something, but just hang it higher - the same amount of inches higher that it is currently "too low".
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    Wow - great pics, as always, and great hammock!

    Wow - great pics, as always, and great hammock!
  17. While I hope this works for you, I think it's...

    While I hope this works for you, I think it's gonna STINK! I would not bother, but please do report back on the results.
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    My hammocks are all diy from 4yds of material,...

    My hammocks are all diy from 4yds of material, untrimmed. So they end up around 12' but I've never bothered to measure. My Phoenix& others quirk perfectly, no issues. You should be fine.

    And I...
  19. Thank you!!!! That was so enjoyable. I'll...

    Thank you!!!! That was so enjoyable.

    I'll watch it again. And actually, I'd love to hike that - never hiked in your part of the country but do get to MN every few years on biz.

    Very nice -...
  20. FS: Which material is the tarp?

    Which material is the tarp?
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    Well it works for some, not for others. I've...

    Well it works for some, not for others. I've used the Phoenix (20 or 40, depending on temps) for years, after using only full length UQ's for a long time. Both work for me.

    If you think it might...
  22. Thread: 40* set storage

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    Agreed...and while I do NOT sure my insulation...

    Agreed...and while I do NOT sure my insulation compressed, I believe a bit of compression will not hurt good down anyway.
  23. Thread: EXCITED

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    Welcome Pete! Peg Leg Pete is the best name on...

    Welcome Pete! Peg Leg Pete is the best name on this site!

    Ask us questions, watch a lot of Shug videos. We would love to help.
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    Should work, but what I don't like about those...

    Should work, but what I don't like about those hooks is they are just too dang small to use if my hands are cold.
  25. Don't go the liner route - great concept that...

    Don't go the liner route - great concept that results in a wrestling match and maybe +5 degrees.

    Given your parameters, I would add puffy down pants (I use Montbell) and add your puffy jacket...
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    Me too. Quick & easy - no cutting.

    Me too. Quick & easy - no cutting.
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    Very nice tip! Thank you.

    Very nice tip! Thank you.
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    Bic did a great series: ...

    Bic did a great series:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXlSA9shWJc

    The Grizz Bridge is in the DIY Stickies here
  29. Haven't used that one. But a liner bag of any...

    Haven't used that one. But a liner bag of any kind just gets twisted and tangled and makes me mad.
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    You did a great job, and made it look easy!!! ...

    You did a great job, and made it look easy!!! When fitted to your hammock you'll be warm in that baby!!!

    Thank you for sharing.
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    Don't get more than 1oz overstuff. It's truly...

    Don't get more than 1oz overstuff. It's truly overkill w/HG gear - and in my opinion there's no added benefit.
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    I consider myself an "average" sleeper - not too...

    I consider myself an "average" sleeper - not too warm or too cold.

    While I advocate a 20f UQ for most anything below the 40s (even though a properly rated quilt should cover to its low...
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    FS: 11 footer? ~ 60" wide? Thank you

    11 footer? ~ 60" wide?

    Thank you
  34. J-Bend is my favorite way to use a MSH.

    J-Bend is my favorite way to use a MSH.
  35. This will probably get deleted for not being...

    This will probably get deleted for not being strictly on topic, but...

    Since you want a hardware solution w/that webbing, you should look into Dutch's or HG's daisy chain UHMWPE webbing w/ Dutch's...
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    That's great! I love that you made something...

    That's great! I love that you made something that works for you. Enjoy your craftmanship!
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    VERY well said, and great pitch for those...

    VERY well said, and great pitch for those conditions!!!!
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    That camo is amazing!

    That camo is amazing!
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    If Dyneema and optimum storm protection are what...

    If Dyneema and optimum storm protection are what you seek, the Palace is the only real option.

    The Standard, Zpacks, and some others are great, but those surprise storms can, and likely will,...
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    I stake by the tree. The line doesn't have to be...

    I stake by the tree. The line doesn't have to be inline with the RL, contrary to my concern
  41. Thread: Hey You Guuuys!

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    Welcome Craig! And I'm glad you're sharing...

    Welcome Craig!

    And I'm glad you're sharing your fun with your daughter. Special times...
  42. Thread: My new down TQ!

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    That's one awesome looking quilt!!! You should...

    That's one awesome looking quilt!!! You should be quite proud. Let me know how you like the pseudo draft collar in practice! Your mod there sounds ingenious!
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    FS: I'll take the Sierra.

    I'll take the Sierra.
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    Sell the 40 UQ and buy a 20. That (20f Phoenix)...

    Sell the 40 UQ and buy a 20. That (20f Phoenix) does it for me with a 40f Revelation from EE. I would think, but do not know, that the Burrow should be almost as warm as the Revelation. Worst...
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    Perfectly said
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    I switched back to "old" sil for packability. ...

    I switched back to "old" sil for packability.

    The ease of repair and light weight w/dyneema outweighs everything but the bigger packed volume.
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    I'd pounce as well.

    I'd pounce as well.
  48. Yes - but I recommend against using shock cord on...

    Yes - but I recommend against using shock cord on a dyneema tarp.
  49. Thank you Paul! Worked like a charm. You're...

    Thank you Paul!

    Worked like a charm. You're worth 10x what they are paying you!!!
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    There's a good market for Incubators - sell yours...

    There's a good market for Incubators - sell yours & buy the 20. Getting 1oz overfill is the max I would do.
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