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  1. There is also another saying: "You pack your...

    There is also another saying: "You pack your fears"

    I have actually experienced the scenario you describe. The last weekend of October in 2016 I did a solo trip to Harriman SP in NY. The...
  2. Well I do not understand your complaint. Looks...

    Well I do not understand your complaint. Looks to be actually innovative, combining a bridge hammock cut with a GE hammock. Warbonnet did a similar thing in working with the cut and construction...
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    Glad to hear it. Yes this stand has been a game...

    Glad to hear it. Yes this stand has been a game changer around here. I will be making modifications to my stand to make it more portable this weekend. Hope to report Monday.
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    I have used the AL Arrow shaft toggles for 3...

    I have used the AL Arrow shaft toggles for 3 years now. They work great. I use 3" toggles and like other drilled a 1/8 hole near one end for a cord.
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    If you are doing your first backpacking trip you...

    If you are doing your first backpacking trip you can go right in your own back yard. The TVT in the Montgomery County Metro Park system at Germantown is hard to beat. There are several cross trails...
  6. Thread: Ohm 2.0

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    FS: Just missed out. If it falls through let me know.

    Just missed out. If it falls through let me know.
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    Exactly! :D I may have to start double pinning...

    Exactly! :D I may have to start double pinning it.
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    Looks real nice. Did you run a line to keep the...

    Looks real nice. Did you run a line to keep the feet from spreading while using? It may have been hidden in the picture angle. Para cord for the tie out line is fine. Loading is well below line...
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    Will do. Try to get them in a day or so. ...

    Will do. Try to get them in a day or so.

    Since I bolted the apexes on mine and the wind came from the foot end. (the staked end) everything was sturdy and did not move too much, little shaking...
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    DIY Tensahedron Stand - Field Report

    This past weekend, I was at the Dover, Ohio Steam Show and stayed in my DIY Tensahedron stand and hammock. Link: DIY Tensa Stand

    Saturday afternoon a heavy thunderstorm rolled in with straight...
  11. I'm in for bundle #3

    I'm in for bundle #3
  12. Start your research and planning a little earlier...

    Start your research and planning a little earlier than 2 weeks before you leave is my recommendation.
    Wow that is a tall order.

    RMNP. Hit Garden of the Gods. Leadville area, Alamosa and Great...
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    Thank you for the give away Dutch, This has been...

    Thank you for the give away Dutch, This has been fun. Though I thought the interface was a little difficult. Would be nice to have a fit picture to pillow dimensions function. Great product...
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    They also skipped a spacecraft off the atmosphere...

    They also skipped a spacecraft off the atmosphere of Mars by accident.
  15. 3 hours gets you to Morgan-Monroe SP in Indiana...

    3 hours gets you to Morgan-Monroe SP in Indiana and a little longer (4 hr.) you can be in the Deem Wilderness in Hoosier NF.

    https://youtu.be/S_yKz6L20ak
  16. FS: I'm in for bundle #1.

    I'm in for bundle #1.
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    This set-up would place the sewn seams in...

    This set-up would place the sewn seams in cross-wise tension. Any broken thread in the seam could cause the whole thing to unzip. The seams should run parallel with the load not against it. Not...
  18. Thread: Budget tarp.

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    That shot makes it look much bigger than it is. ...

    That shot makes it look much bigger than it is. It is a hex tarp so only the "Tip" is not shown in the picture and thus it gives the illusion that the tarp is hung in the middle, when in reality you...
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    third on this. Zing-it makes a terrible drip...

    third on this. Zing-it makes a terrible drip line. You want a drip line that attracts the water.
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    From the reviews I've seen, no. The pod style...

    From the reviews I've seen, no. The pod style hammock compatible sleeping bags do no support a diagonal lay. Pretty much forced to sleep on back banana style.
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    This is one where everyone has an opinion. I...

    This is one where everyone has an opinion. I like the Hummingbird style of suspension. This is where a UCR or Whoopie sling is permanently attached to a minimal length tree strap. It is similar...
  22. Hope that helps.

    Hope that helps.
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    I do like the integrated suspension set-up they...

    I do like the integrated suspension set-up they have and use a similar DIY version. As for their hammocks, at that price point you can get a much better, more capable hammock.
  24. Coleman, SlumberJack, JanSport and many others......

    Coleman, SlumberJack, JanSport and many others... Were simply called sleeping bags in the olden days. :)
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    This is the method I use. FYI military uniforms...

    This is the method I use. FYI military uniforms are treated at a .75% solution. .5% solution is 19 cups water added to 1 cup concentrate. I have cats so, I just keep them away from the area until...
  26. Depends on your budget. Oh, yeah I remember...

    Depends on your budget.

    Oh, yeah I remember you from you intro. Howdy, neighbor. 20* is about all we need. 0* is overkill unless you plan on traveling far to winter camping in areas that need...
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    Here is a link to how the stand project.: DIY...

    Here is a link to how the stand project.: DIY Tensahedron Stand
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    Plenty of good spots. For a quick get away head...

    Plenty of good spots. For a quick get away head over to East Fork and hit the backpacking trail. Campsite one has plenty of nice trees and is free. There are also plenty of hanging spots at site...
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    Hi and welcome, I'm just down 132 from...

    Hi and welcome, I'm just down 132 from Clarksville about 5 miles. Good group here.
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    I did the exact same thing to my GT-SB. The GT...

    I did the exact same thing to my GT-SB. The GT does not have any openings to run the line through so this is the simple fix. There are several You-tube vids on this mod.
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    That's about all I do. At the end of each trip...

    That's about all I do. At the end of each trip I lay out the bags, rain or not to air for a few days. I hang the tarp and hammock loosely in the basement to air and dry them also. Take the cook...
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    Look at the ProVenture Hex tarp. it is 12' for...

    Look at the ProVenture Hex tarp. it is 12' for $35.00 been using one for over 2 years now. Here is a HF's review: Tarp Review

    This is the same tarp as the Chill Gorilla, though less expensive...
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    I am getting this from Tac Blades Video on his...

    I am getting this from Tac Blades Video on his improved Soft Shackle. He discusses diamond knot inversion from 1:20 to about 2:20 in the video.
    Also, Diamond knot slippage is discussed at the L-36...
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    The only concern I have read about diamond knots...

    The only concern I have read about diamond knots for use in load bearing applications, (Soft shackles etc.) is they could invert and let the loop slip.
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    I use the animated knots video vs. others as it...

    I use the animated knots video vs. others as it has stills at each stage of knot tying so you can pause and check you work. This one is difficult for me and I have done the exact same thing as you...
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    There are plenty of local Hillbilly's in that...

    There are plenty of local Hillbilly's in that part of O-hi-ya
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    Eno has moved into the mass market of the hammock...

    Eno has moved into the mass market of the hammock world. They are now dealing with the mass general public and any stellar customer service they might have had has probably been beaten out of them...
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    This post brings up a different question. Does...

    This post brings up a different question. Does a hammock between two trees on the edge of a campsite convey the message of this site is occupied? It is surely different for a lone hammock vs. a...
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    A cheap inexpensive and very effective dead man...

    A cheap inexpensive and very effective dead man is a shopping bag. The reusable kind with nylon strap handles. I got mine free at car show give away. It'll easily hold more than 100 lbs of sand...
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    Welcome Mark. What WB patrol were you in? I'm...

    Welcome Mark. What WB patrol were you in? I'm was in Fox back in 2000.
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    The route chknbone described is the route that...

    The route chknbone described is the route that The Adventure Archives crew just released a full video on just today.

    https://youtu.be/DbxG1bFdAp8
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    Zippo and Bic lighters are preferred to be...

    Zippo and Bic lighters are preferred to be carry-on unless you have an TSA approved case. Plasma Arc lighters are not allowed at all.

    Disposable and Zippo Lighters
    Carry On Bags: Yes
    Checked...
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    I've never had an issue. Just double checked the...

    I've never had an issue. Just double checked the only things that might be an issue. Tent pegs for the tarp check or like camp stove fuel buy locally.

    Yes is allowed.
    Rope
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    I concur on this route. There are plenty of...

    I concur on this route. There are plenty of sites where his red and blue lines meet (36.6551, -81.5257) and there is a water spring both at Thomas knob shelter and at 36.6541, -81.5237. Then...
  45. Guard duty!

    Guard duty!
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    Welcome, There is a good contingent from Ohio...

    Welcome, There is a good contingent from Ohio here.
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    An EVO loop is just a continuous loop with the...

    An EVO loop is just a continuous loop with the ends tied in a button knot. It is also, a soft shackle without the small capture loop in the middle of the rope opposite the button knot.
    TO make...
  48. Here is Shug discussing sounds in the night....

    Here is Shug discussing sounds in the night. Occurs at Time Point : 5:17 Very Scary.

    https://youtu.be/sVYWDPuUbNI?t=317
  49. I am disappointed too. Last weekend (6-22)...

    I am disappointed too. Last weekend (6-22) daughter and I were at the Buckeye Trail EGGS hike. I used the bugnet from when I bought it last year. She got bit through the hammock fabric and now...
  50. Owls... Man, can they sound like possessed demon...

    Owls... Man, can they sound like possessed demon spirits. Now they just make me smile to know the environment has cleaned up enough that they are coming back.

    Whippoorwills... will someone shut...
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