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  1. This event has been on my mind a lot the past few...

    This event has been on my mind a lot the past few weeks, mostly thinking "how can I make this work?" Sadly, I don't think I can this time either. :( :(

    Part of it is gear, and I've noticed how...
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    I'm so jealous I couldn't make it. Hopefully...

    I'm so jealous I couldn't make it. Hopefully I'll be around and available for the next event.
  3. Doh! I can't do the 17th. I'll have to see if I...

    Doh! I can't do the 17th. I'll have to see if I can make the late winter one. Just more time to prep my gear!
  4. There's no way I could do the 26th, to many t-day...

    There's no way I could do the 26th, to many t-day activities and such. The weekend of December 10th would wonderfully for me though...
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    I keep my Steyr M9 in my IWB holster that gets...

    I keep my Steyr M9 in my IWB holster that gets clipped in the stuff pocket of my GT Double. That keeps it pointed down and I can get to it with either hand. If someone can get close enough as to...
  6. I could easily be convinced as well. Even though...

    I could easily be convinced as well. Even though I don't have complete faith him my setup for winter yet.
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    The question of a true hammocker. (I was...

    The question of a true hammocker.

    (I was wondering that too).
  8. You can also do what I did on my first/last...

    You can also do what I did on my first/last outing: Attach to the bumper and go up over the roof:
    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6055/6280318612_e4441c5370_b.jpg...
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    Well, if you get it dialed in, you be sure to let...

    Well, if you get it dialed in, you be sure to let the rest of us in on your secret, but that would be awesome.
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    I'm in! I've been meaning to make one of these,...

    I'm in!
    I've been meaning to make one of these, but it'd be nice to not have to!
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    Thanks for all the kind words of encouragement. ...

    Thanks for all the kind words of encouragement. I will say this, hammock camping has got me more excited about camping and backpacking than anything else since I got started as a Boy Scout 25 years...
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    Thanks for weighing in Ramblinrev. Woot usually...

    Thanks for weighing in Ramblinrev. Woot usually has very good deals, but you often have to know exactly what you're looking for and be patient. Sometimes they have not-so-good deals too.
    ...
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    So my friends and I were talking about that on...

    So my friends and I were talking about that on the last day, mostly we were wondering about redesigning the pop-up entirely to accomodate more hammocks and how it would probably make it lighter and...
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    Singer thread injector on Woot.com

    I'm in no way affiliated with woot.com, but they have what appears to be a nice sewing machine on sale for $149.99 plus $5.00 s&h.
    http://sale.images.woot.com/HG10871A_Specs02.jpg
    Maybe someone...
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    Oh yeah, I think I'm gonna build one for sure. I...

    Oh yeah, I think I'm gonna build one for sure. I even have a great spot to store it in the truck! Thanks for the link list.
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    1st Outdoor Overnighter

    First of all, I seriously want to thank everyone who posts a trip report (epsecially with pictures and/or videos). Whenever I'm feeling blue or fed up with corporate life, I come here and read about...
  17. Thread: Night sounds

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    I was sleeping in my parents camper at their...

    I was sleeping in my parents camper at their house for 4th of July (they live in the woods of Oregon) and I was woken early one morning by what sounded like a loud maniacal laugh followed by a...
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    My parents have a Sprinter too and I'm seriously...

    My parents have a Sprinter too and I'm seriously considering making my mom a hammock setup that she can setup inside it, so if you come up with something, please post a pic so I can make sure she's...
  19. Thread: First hang!

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    Is that a GT Double?, cuz it looks just like...

    Is that a GT Double?, cuz it looks just like mine. I got it to see if the wife and I can both fit in it, and while we can, it's not likely to work for anything more than just a short period. ...
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    AMEN! Even though I haven't actually spent an...

    AMEN!

    Even though I haven't actually spent an overnight in a hammock outside (next Friday!), the prospect of it has me more excited for camping than anything else since I first went camping with...
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    Tell here "I can't work under these conditions"...

    Tell here "I can't work under these conditions" and storm out. Well, that's what I would do. After learning how to make nice long cuts in ripstop nylon with a soldering iron, I'm not sure I can...
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    It's not. It's something from my local...

    It's not. It's something from my local mercantile shop. It only rated for 400 lbs or so, but it's cheap and lightweight.

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    Thank you, but this was my first ever "real" sewing project. I...
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    Those are actually bricks from the GORUCK...

    Those are actually bricks from the GORUCK challenge (wrapped in an old t-shirt and duct tape). Makes me feel more manly while sewing. :D
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    DIY Gear Loft Hammock

    Since I'm new to sewin-err, thread inject-, no, I'm gonna call it what it is: sewing.

    Anyway, since I'm new to that I laid myself out some projects to learn to sew as well as (hopefully) make...
  25. Thread: Cuben

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    So true. Though, overall, you're getting more and...

    So true. Though, overall, you're getting more and more of each catagory as technology advances in both new materials and the making of existing materials cheaper to produce.


    This is true of so...
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    We'll be up near Glennwood Springs. A friend of...

    We'll be up near Glennwood Springs. A friend of mine is hunting and I'm just along for the ride/camp.

    I don't think REI rents anything other than packs that would be that useful, but I've never...
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    I went with the BMJ because it was the right...

    I went with the BMJ because it was the right price for what I wanted (3 season tarp). It also seemed to have the best coverage for the price. Down the road, I'm hoping to make my own winter tarp...
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    Welcome from near Denver. To answer your...

    Welcome from near Denver. To answer your question, I'm gonna try to head up in 2 or 3 weeks and get my first real hang in.
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    Doh! I just GOT my order yesterday! Oh well, at...

    Doh! I just GOT my order yesterday! Oh well, at least I'm still a winner by getting prompt delivery and great service.
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    Go... downhill?! I would've never thought of that...

    Go... downhill?! I would've never thought of that on my own! There's a very good chance I could make this, provided I get all my gear together before then, and weather permitting. The UQ will be...
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    I really want in on this, but the dates may be...

    I really want in on this, but the dates may be tricky, being so close to 4th of July and all, but I've got plenty of time to plan!

    I've been to a couple of the listed locations, and agree with...
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    I was thinking of doing a small thru-hike on...

    I was thinking of doing a small thru-hike on either sections 1-3 or 3-5 (or something like that) sometime this fall, but sadly, I don't think I can fit it in my schedule until it's too wintery. ...
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    Yeah, the TQ has (sorta, or so it seems to me...

    Yeah, the TQ has (sorta, or so it seems to me anyway) a bunch of alternatives, including sleeping bags, blankets and such. That's the last thing on my list. And by "last thing" I mean "before I...
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    Sticky: I had picked up a hammock and used it once for...

    I had picked up a hammock and used it once for reading and napping during a camping trip and thought it was quite comfortable, but I wasn't totally sold until a little bit later:

    I had a sore...
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    Also, I made DIY tree straps out of 1" webbing...

    Also, I made DIY tree straps out of 1" webbing from a local store and just bought a couple of tent pole repair thingys to use as toggles. I've found that using my thermarest pad and a regular...
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    Doh! Good point, forgot to totally say what I...

    Doh! Good point, forgot to totally say what I got! Well, I ordered a Mamajamba from Warbonnet (figured I'd keep it local - also had great prices) and I've got a set of whoopie slings and other...
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    New hanger in Colorado

    Hey folks. I've been lurking around here for a while and sponging off the wealth of information here so I figured I'd finally introduce myself.

    I bought a Grand Trunk double for a camping trip...
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