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  1. If that is the Facebook meet up, In the past it...

    If that is the Facebook meet up, In the past it has been held at the Blackwell Horse Campground. Trailmedic or Yogi should know for sure. They were on the credit list for the Youtube Video of last...
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    Last week was moving stands and setting up deer...

    Last week was moving stands and setting up deer camp. Old red clay farmland. I was actually pounding my MSR's in with a short piece of 2x4.

    I can highly recommend these stakes :tonguesmilie:
  3. As SS mentioned aside from UV protection DCF...

    As SS mentioned aside from UV protection DCF isn't going to give you anything close to what one might consider at the beach as shade.

    I can see the actual outside vegetation through my DCF Hex...
  4. Always good to have raingear easy and at hand. ...

    Always good to have raingear easy and at hand.

    If you run your tarp tie-outs through prussiks then larkshead them to the D-rings, the tie-out tension adjustments can be made from under the tarp....
  5. Thread: Down color

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    You will love it. I had mine probably 3 years...

    You will love it. I had mine probably 3 years before leaving my much too large, at the time, puffer home and giving the serape mode a try. Works surprisingly well. Perfect length for me. I can sit on...
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    Thanks bonsaihiker. Planning a trip there myself...

    Thanks bonsaihiker. Planning a trip there myself and that's a ton of great info.
  7. Thread: Down color

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    Indeed. Duck down does change the equation...

    Indeed. Duck down does change the equation somewhat.

    The more I look at that mottling though, the more cringeworthy it gets. If it doesn't stink and still keeps you warm at the rated temps, then...
  8. Thread: Down color

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    I'm with SS. Down can certainly grow mold....

    I'm with SS. Down can certainly grow mold. Perhaps a good wash with some proper detergent like Nikiwax can mitigate the problem somewhat.
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    And that's also a perfect pitch as far as I'm...

    And that's also a perfect pitch as far as I'm concerned
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    @KBr00ks PM inbound on Bonefire contact info

    @KBr00ks

    PM inbound on Bonefire contact info
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    Bonefire Gear This should get you in touch...

    Bonefire Gear

    This should get you in touch with Jeremy > [email protected]
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    On rare occasions, I've had the ends of my...

    On rare occasions, I've had the ends of my hammock get a little damp taking water from the suspension, using whoopies/marlin spike hitch as well as cinch buckle suspensions. Using both 11' and 12'...
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    I started out using a free tent rain fly as a...

    I started out using a free tent rain fly as a hammock tarp. My first actual hammock tarp was an AHE 12' Toxaway. Great tarp under 100 bucks at the time.

    Never thought I'd make the DCF plunge due...
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    I've never been cold from the top down. It's...

    I've never been cold from the top down. It's always from the bottom up.
  15. Myself as well. I think the Youtube meet up may...

    Myself as well. I think the Youtube meet up may be taking place @Blackwell Horse Camp, if it's at the same place as their Spring campout.
  16. Had to be said :jj:

    Had to be said :jj:
  17. ok. Thanks for the info I seemed to have...

    ok. Thanks for the info

    I seemed to have missed that one too. Any info on where it's being held so I don't crash that particular group and spoil my own fun?

    At his point I won't bother with...
  18. Date changed couple years ago and a good size...

    Date changed couple years ago and a good size group showed up a couple weeks later and had an after hang hang.

    Is this other hang the Mancamp deal? And should we consider the above post "our"...
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    I always hated even thinking about folding a tarp...

    I always hated even thinking about folding a tarp to get it back in the "provided" stuff sack. Since I went from a 12' Silnylon tarp in skins to the 11'HG DCF Hex folded the cmoulder way I've easily...
  20. Wondering the same. I'm probably going to go CV2...

    Wondering the same. I'm probably going to go CV2 anyway for Friday night.
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    My Toxaway has a 12' RL and is much wider than...

    My Toxaway has a 12' RL and is much wider than the 11' HG Hex. Bonefire gear suspension straps allow for a nice low hang seeing that the hammock is set static at around 4" under the tarp. When...
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    My AHE Toxaway is a great tarp but it stretches...

    My AHE Toxaway is a great tarp but it stretches and retains water. Then again it when it retains water it stretches the most. With DCF I don't have to reset the lower end of my porch mode in most...
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    Well done! I used to have a Mantis Butterfly...

    Well done!

    I used to have a Mantis Butterfly that I had to roll out of :tonguesmilie:
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    I used to only open chair "carry" for social...

    I used to only open chair "carry" for social gatherings but now days I need the back support and have to carry the Helinox Ground chair in with me. Screws my pack weight up but evenings are much more...
  25. I'm here. Should be there. Hope to get one in...

    I'm here. Should be there. Hope to get one in before or after and hopefully both.
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    I use the MSR Carbon Core. Nail shaped head, tops...

    I use the MSR Carbon Core. Nail shaped head, tops already bright red, won't chip off. Expensive but I only need (4).

    Shepard's hooks never worked well for me. Most I own are pretty bent up. More...
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    HF Cottage Hammock Vendors. You get what you pay...

    HF Cottage Hammock Vendors. You get what you pay for
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    No branches. I'll find other trees. I do...

    No branches. I'll find other trees.

    I do carry a small pair of nippers for the errant greenbriar or two that want to snag my UQ. They usually rip my legs open at some point in my hiking in...
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    More like playing the rules, but we digress. ...

    More like playing the rules, but we digress.

    Stealth camping. You don't use a lot of camo in your kit. Much easier to apologize when it's not totally obvious you were attempting to hide your...
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    Jeremy built my Raven pack with a top pocket just...

    Jeremy built my Raven pack with a top pocket just for suspension and stakes. In fact if any of the outside pockets are empty I've forgoten something :tonguesmilie:
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    Probably just trying to finish off picking those...

    Probably just trying to finish off picking those UL bones clean, if you were to ask me. :laugh:
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    I think it's very possible. Where my kit is at...

    I think it's very possible. Where my kit is at the moment a good 30% of my weight if not more when I carry my food cannister is food and water. Generally I pack for 3-4 days food. Only doing a 2 day...
  33. Thread: Here to Learn

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    Learn the cmoulder fold and defy the volume myths...

    Learn the cmoulder fold and defy the volume myths associated with DCF tarps.
    Welcome :thumbup1:
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    Same thing here in Indiana. Headwaters of Monroe...

    Same thing here in Indiana. Headwaters of Monroe lake at the base of Terrill ridge right on Salt creek. Dark, hard thunderstorm. Big tree on the hillside behind us. Loud. Falls for a long time. Then...
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    I stopped hiking until dark before setting up...

    I stopped hiking until dark before setting up camp, in most cases. Woke up too many mornings in places I wouldn't set up in the daylight.

    Always leave the area telling myself that the event that...
  36. I too was somewhat surprised that my Sheltowee's...

    I too was somewhat surprised that my Sheltowee's full length 30 degree asym bottom insulation was practically a push weight wise vs my 2/3 HG 20 degree UQ + suspensions, and much warmer.

    I don't...
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    I've had to move away from the DWG spider poly....

    I've had to move away from the DWG spider poly. They unravel on me. May have changed suppliers.
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    I carry one of the UL UQPs. It's about the same...

    I carry one of the UL UQPs. It's about the same cost and weight as doors on the same tarp. Better under-all protection IMO :sleep:
  39. Sleep in a Freebird most nights a home. I'd think...

    Sleep in a Freebird most nights a home. I'd think carefully about how many nights you will need bug protection each year. It might surprise you. I have a bottom entry net from BIAS that just doesn't...
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    OP not talking about using a pad. OP wanted to...

    OP not talking about using a pad. OP wanted to know if the HH mylar reflective system would work at those temps. For most. It will not.
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    Asym works perfectly for me. It keeps me directly...

    Asym works perfectly for me. It keeps me directly over my bottom insulation. I can see out of my hammock from both sides without pushing a bunch of material out of my way. Asym keeps me in the...
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    Hope this becomes a trend. Never fully understood...

    Hope this becomes a trend. Never fully understood why integrated never caught on. At the time Bonefire and Sheltowee started building, WB's BB was probably considered the "caddy" of hammocks and...
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    Price points and weight penalties are almost a...

    Price points and weight penalties are almost a push, between doors vs UQP at least on the HG DCF 11' Hex.


    For me I get better coverage using the UQP with the smaller UL tarps. If I use a larger...
  44. DCF Magics there :tonguesmilie:

    DCF Magics there :tonguesmilie:
  45. Thank you for posting. :thumbup:

    Thank you for posting. :thumbup:
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    Pretty much. Mason line bites well into the...

    Pretty much. Mason line bites well into the Zing-it and having the adjustment at the D-ring also lets you adjust tension from under your tarp. Simple no hardware required other than the stake.
    ...
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    I use Tato's adjustable side pulls. They allow...

    I use Tato's adjustable side pulls. They allow the tarp to "give" against the harder gusts of wind, then return to the original tension when the wind eases.

    This seems to deflect the load on the...
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    I'll be the first to call it. Wild Mushrooms Sat...

    I'll be the first to call it. Wild Mushrooms Sat and Sun.

    Bring a bag.
  49. Sure. If you don't mind falling. We do have a...

    Sure. If you don't mind falling.

    We do have a member who does this. He uses climbing equipment and may even sleep in a safety harness if I recall.
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    I'm onboard. Coming down Friday and will see you...

    I'm onboard. Coming down Friday and will see you on Saturday. Have a nice item or two for the gear toss.
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