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  1. With DCF tarps, I like the CRL (which TominMN...

    With DCF tarps, I like the CRL (which TominMN correctly points out is actually single-line, which by repeated misuse and misunderstanding has become synonymous with "CRL") because it suspends the...
  2. The usual configuration for a CRL is over the...

    The usual configuration for a CRL is over the tarp, so that isn't going to provide more gear hanging space under the tarp.

    Perhaps carry an additional 30' of light cordage — separate from your...
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    189428 Yes, much more important that it...

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    Yes, much more important that it penetrates into the threads.

    And to do only the inside, which later permits water to evaporate much more quickly instead of having it trapped inside the...
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    Four stakes and a handful of knots. :) Cordage...

    Four stakes and a handful of knots. :)

    Cordage stays on the tarp, no hardware.
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    Lol I really don't know... they don't *appear* to...

    Lol I really don't know... they don't *appear* to be interchangeable. There must be elves involved. :)
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    FS: Panel pulls spaced for bridge hammocks?

    Panel pulls spaced for bridge hammocks?
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    More specifics are needed, specifically what...

    More specifics are needed, specifically what do/don't you like about the BB .............

    I'd suggest you contact Dutchware to discuss. Or contact Jared at Simply Light Designs.

    If you just...
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    Looking at this and other comments re asym vs...

    Looking at this and other comments re asym vs symmetrical got me doubting the interchangeability, so I googled a bit and found Dutch's video on this.

    Still hard to believe they use the same...
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    Height is of course a big factor. Something of...

    Height is of course a big factor.

    Something of a 'generic' spec 11' x 58" (L x W) might work if you're in the 5'9" to 6'2" range, but people are all over the map regarding preferences, with some...
  10. Yes, let the tarp ridge line prevent abrasion. ...

    Yes, let the tarp ridge line prevent abrasion.

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    Lol just had to have another go at it! That is an...

    Lol just had to have another go at it! That is an impressive x-ray.

    I've had a broken coccyx, twice, glissading over rock hidden under snow. :crying Nothing the doc can do for it... just hurts...
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    Indeed, use what Nature deposited for us! :cool:...

    Indeed, use what Nature deposited for us! :cool:

    Yep, sometimes you've gotta stack 'em...

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    And then there's the chock method... pitched in Baxter State Park where strict adherence to...
  13. Yes, there are so many other animals besides...

    Yes, there are so many other animals besides bears to worry about. A friend of mine once had a chipmunk drill a hole in her brand new Dana Designs pack, with a sense of smell so keen that it hit...
  14. What kind of tarp? Hammock-specific or otherwise?...

    What kind of tarp? Hammock-specific or otherwise?

    Maybe to support a separate bug net, or the head area of a bivy:

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    As SilvrSurfr said, I'm a Harriman regular,...

    As SilvrSurfr said, I'm a Harriman regular, mainly because I live about 25 minutes away and it's so darn handy.

    There is a thread on HF, Sub 24 Overnight Harriman, that has a bunch of info about...
  16. For that purpose, DCF is totally inadequate. I'd...

    For that purpose, DCF is totally inadequate. I'd honestly just get a cheap tarp on Amazon or, if you need great quality and moderate weight and price, something like a HG Quest tarp in a dark color.
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    As usual, it's location-location-location. ...

    As usual, it's location-location-location.

    Around here, you're most likely going to have a hard time pounding sticks into the ground because of the rocks. So I use the Lawson Ti "HD" shepherd...
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    Good on ya for getting out there and making the...

    Good on ya for getting out there and making the best of it! :)

    Great pics, and nice seeing a place that isn't drought-stricken for a change... ahhh, flowing water...
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    Very nice campsite! I'd guess it's somewhere in...

    Very nice campsite! I'd guess it's somewhere in the north end because of the birch trees.

    To the extent that there's a meet-up thread, I think this is it. I have mentioned upcoming hikes and have...
  20. Although I haven't seen them my last couple of...

    Although I haven't seen them my last couple of trips to the Adirondacks, that was in warmer weather. They really love cold weather — the colder the better. The one in the pic was young, apparently...
  21. And then there are mice, chipmunks and squirrels....

    And then there are mice, chipmunks and squirrels. And you guys have marmots in the mountains. Also birds... at Mt Baker a crow opened my friend's unattended pack and stole a bag of crackers.

    In...
  22. A few years back I hiked it clockwise from...

    A few years back I hiked it clockwise from Peavine Swamp trailhead.

    First day was drive and hike, stayed near the shelter on Bear Mtn. Second night was Dog Pond, which I don't recommend. Third at...
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    An apt analogy, IMO. More than a few times,...

    An apt analogy, IMO.

    More than a few times, during a rainy summer night I have thought how satisfying — and just downright 'cool' — it is that I am hanging high and dry, comfortable and protected...
  24. Congrats on getting it done!! Yep, that had to...

    Congrats on getting it done!!

    Yep, that had to have been brutal. :scared: I think I might be able to manage it in 10 days... Seven? NFW.

    You da man. :thumbup1:
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    FS: I'd like to buy the asym tarp. Please PM with...

    I'd like to buy the asym tarp.

    Please PM with paypal info and I'll get funds to you promptly.
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    Fortunately I was able to do quite a few...

    Fortunately I was able to do quite a few overnighters to Harriman this summer, some of which I mentioned in other threads but most not at all. That's the beauty of the Sub-24 'format' — quick in/out...
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    The best part — based on your previous posts and...

    The best part — based on your previous posts and photos — is that you and family are going into the forest and enjoying them! :jj:
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    LOL, yeah the French had nothing to do with it!...

    LOL, yeah the French had nothing to do with it! :laugh:
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    I always think about Quest Outfitters (which I've...

    I always think about Quest Outfitters (which I've used a few times in the past... always excellent) but after googling it there are oodles and oodles of Al tent pole options, so some research is in...
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    They certainly have that history in tents,...

    They certainly have that history in tents, although in this "free floating" application I would not worry as much.

    I've seen them fail — thankfully not my shelter! — in some tents... ice storms...
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    Yep! The idea has been around for thousands of...

    Yep! The idea has been around for thousands of years, probably.

    Aztecs were wearing them in 1519 when Cortez arrived.

    Early Aztec serapesIn 1519, when Hernán Cortés arrived in Mexico, the...
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    Sierra Stealth first impression!

    TL;DR ..... :thumbup:

    (There, that oughta save ya some time!)

    But seriously, used mine for the first time last night and this morning during another of my local overnighters and was quite...
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    Looking at the amount of curve in that arc, it...

    Looking at the amount of curve in that arc, it might be necessary. I suppose aluminum could be pre-bent, although it would take up more space and might be a bit unwieldy when packing.
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    To keep pack weight to a minimum I like to "use...

    To keep pack weight to a minimum I like to "use what I brung," which for me means using trekking poles as external spreader bars.

    This pic makes my setup look a little sloppy, but that's only...
  35. Thread: Down color

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    Good to know! I've been itching to give it a real...

    Good to know! I've been itching to give it a real 'go' after buying it this Spring, and it's just now getting cool enough to justify... right on the verge of needing a camp puffy. I hope to use it a...
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    That's a well-informed view! FWIW, I'll be...

    That's a well-informed view!

    FWIW, I'll be using my JRB Sierra Stealth for the first time tomorrow night, probably in the hammock but possibly on the ground. Predicted low temp in the high 40s....
  37. Thread: Hexon 1.2

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    I have Hexon 1.0 and Mtn 1.2 and they are very...

    I have Hexon 1.0 and Mtn 1.2 and they are very similar in this regard. Both are grey, but the Mtn is a somewhat darker shade.
  38. I'd get the wide in that temp range. Premium with...

    I'd get the wide in that temp range. Premium with 10D (in and out) and 950FP for max weight savings and stuffability.

    2oz is not worth it for this critical item. Ruthless review of your gear list...
  39. Thread: Down color

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    A couple of takes, and take from it what you...

    A couple of takes, and take from it what you will. I've used both quite a bit and I still don't know.

    Western Mountaineering....

    Why isn’t Western Mountaineering using hydrophobic down in any...
  40. Thread: Down color

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    Early on I was skeptical of hydrophobic...

    Early on I was skeptical of hydrophobic treatments but I have some Downtek items and they are still working well.

    And you are correct — I should have said *some* manufacturers are moving away from...
  41. Thread: Down color

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    EE 950fp down...

    EE 950fp down is "grey goose down" and has some — and it appears a lot! — of darker plumules in it.

    Per Countrybois's post, it's a good thing that they don't bleach it these days, and that as a...
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    Here's a pic of a EE Enigma 950FP that I got in...

    Here's a pic of a EE Enigma 950FP that I got in January. 10D shell.

    I don't know much about the variables in the down separation process. However it's clear that some (or many) dark clusters make...
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    Ah here we go... Loco Libre offers Argon 49 inner...

    Ah here we go... Loco Libre offers Argon 49 inner and outer shells with Operator/Recon quilts.

    And maybe, if a person were to ask nicely, the other quilts as well? :laugh:
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    Ah, too bad. I wonder if Trailheadz would make...

    Ah, too bad. I wonder if Trailheadz would make one with .49 outer shell, perhaps with a suitable liability release from the buyer... [emoji848]

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    It's reassuring to hear yours has endured some...

    It's reassuring to hear yours has endured some deluges. Mine has seen only light rain for one night... total of only about 4-5 nights on it.

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    Right off the top of my head, I think UGQ might...

    Right off the top of my head, I think UGQ might make them with Argon49, which IMO is an excellent material for UQs.

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    I have some older EE Revolt UQs and they are...

    I have some older EE Revolt UQs and they are merely adequate, although I'd recommend our other 'hammock-centric' vendors for anyone looking for a UQ today.

    With the big caveat that I've never used...
  48. Thread: Down color

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    For reference, here is a pic of a quilt from...

    For reference, here is a pic of a quilt from another vendor that illustrates this down see-thru effect. Most assuredly this is not mold...

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    I'd say "Welcome to HF" but you've been 'here'...

    I'd say "Welcome to HF" but you've been 'here' longer than I have! :)

    Glad you're recovering from your injury and able to enjoy the great outdoors again.

    I don't want to make any assumptions,...
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    This was my first impression. I have some duck...

    This was my first impression. I have some duck down pieces and with lighter/thinner shells this is what it looks like. Another giveaway is the even distribution, which to me suggests it is simply...
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