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    Most important for me is a tarp to the ground in...

    Most important for me is a tarp to the ground in cold temperatures, but NOT staked down. The picture here shows the 12'x12' DIY tarp I use. It closes off at the ends, and, though a little slack and...
  2. Thanks, never heard of this attachment, and will...

    Thanks, never heard of this attachment, and will look into it, looks like something that would be useful in many ways!
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    FS: Thanks for the information, it's not packable for...

    Thanks for the information, it's not packable for what I do.
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    FS: Do you have any idea of the weight, and how small...

    Do you have any idea of the weight, and how small it will compress for packing?

    thx
  5. I had a branch come down once and bounce off my...

    I had a branch come down once and bounce off my tarp, I was surprised that it did not damage it. I always try to carefully examine what is going on over and around a hang site, to avoid dead stuff...
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    Same here, they are cheap, very pliable, quiet...

    Same here, they are cheap, very pliable, quiet and have the shiny side to reflect heat. The large truck size is plenty big.
  7. Ordered these on sight. Thanks, great idea and...

    Ordered these on sight. Thanks, great idea and price. They will be very useful.
  8. Being a primarily winter hammocker, the whoopie...

    Being a primarily winter hammocker, the whoopie cords do not hold a prussic will, and, if I need to adjust my hammock, the prussic are then in the way of the whoopie to slack it up or tighten it. I...
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    So perfect, thanks for the idea!!!

    So perfect, thanks for the idea!!!
  10. There is a product called 'Thermaflect'. It is...

    There is a product called 'Thermaflect'. It is the 'paper' like blanket used in hospitals ..... a disposable 'blanket', blue on one side, and 'metalic' on the other side. You have probably seen one...
  11. "lackadaisically" so that's what's wrong, I...

    "lackadaisically" so that's what's wrong, I thought my bobbin was messing up.
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    Rollintent: Hey, it's always an adventure!...

    Rollintent:

    Hey, it's always an adventure! That's how it starts.

    Maybe your neighbors were worried about YOU!

    I once stealth set up after dark in the dark spruce woods in town forest...
  13. Great pictures, I'm going to be up there for a...

    Great pictures, I'm going to be up there for a weekend this month, hope it is going to be at least that cold. Thanks
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    Down 1 lb. $60

    Target has down pillows, $60. I looked at them, and, it is really pretty light in weight, for the volume, doesn't seem to have hardly any 'feather' content. For the price, not bad.
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  15. Singer 4432. I have used one for a couple...

    Singer 4432.

    I have used one for a couple of years, unstoppable. And, if you are a gear maker, you know what that means. I have a 4422, also, but, prefer the 4432 for it's having so many more...
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    Very nice looking work! Using the two...

    Very nice looking work!

    Using the two together should get you down to the teens. I have a Cocoon brand Primaloft bag cover, which it is much less loft than that, and it adds about 15 degrees of...
  17. Thanks for the great report! What was the...

    Thanks for the great report! What was the temperature at night? That up hill snow shoeing really takes a lot of effort. But you got fantastic views!
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    GoLite Shangrala 5 is 4 lb. w/o the bottom ground...

    GoLite Shangrala 5 is 4 lb. w/o the bottom ground cloth, which we never use, and the stove is 5 lb. There were 3 of us, so the load was shared. All 3 packs were about 40 lb. ea.
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    Mt. Madison NH 11-2014

    Here are some pictures from a stay near Blueberry Ledge, on the side of Mt. Madison over Thanksgiving weekend. Intermittent snow all Friday. 12" to 18" snow on trail, no ice.

    It was 20 degrees...
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    Being a HH SS user, including the HH over cover,...

    Being a HH SS user, including the HH over cover, I have found that keeping the small 'breathing' opening in the OC as positioned close to my face as possible keeps the wet condensation concentrated...
  21. Thread: booties

    by psyculman
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    Who makes the booties shown in your post please? ...

    Who makes the booties shown in your post please?

    Thanks
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    Thank you for the information!

    Thank you for the information!
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    Thanks for the video, very interesting. I'm...

    Thanks for the video, very interesting. I'm headed up Madison on Howker this Friday, how was the ice? You must have had micro spikes?
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    Welcome to HF, there's a lot here to enjoy. I...

    Welcome to HF, there's a lot here to enjoy. I lived in Boonville for 20 years, but, it hasn't seemed to have caused any genetic damage. Sure do miss that clean Pacific air!
  25. Thread: Knot Booklet

    by psyculman
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    Sticky: Thank you, something very useful!

    Thank you, something very useful!
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    I put my own zipper on the left side of my HH...

    I put my own zipper on the left side of my HH Expedition to pull my UQ, which is attached to the HH SS, because with the asymmetrical positioning, it just never stayed over to the left side, even the...
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    Don't feel bad, we all pursue the elusive...

    Don't feel bad, we all pursue the elusive affordable down, it's like chasing the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, hey, it could happen, there were the down pillows at KMart a couple of years...
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    Seam tape does stick well to PU, I just need a...

    Seam tape does stick well to PU, I just need a couple of small patches that my tarp ridge cord can run through in the middle to keep it in place while folding and unfolding, not something which will...
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    Thanks for the reply, I will try it, I want to...

    Thanks for the reply, I will try it, I want to put a couple of pieces of material across the ridge of my tarp to hold the ridge cord in place with out any stitch holes.
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    P U Coating vs glue

    Is there any kind of glue that will stick fabric with PU coating together?

    I have tried everything, silicon, super glue, several fabric glues, nothing will work.
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    Thanks for posting this, I was wondering why mine...

    Thanks for posting this, I was wondering why mine has not been working so great as it used to.
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    If you do a search on this subject, there is no...

    If you do a search on this subject, there is no difference. I have used both, and, have experienced only a vast difference in price. Wish I could find some more.
  33. Very nice job, and the cover's zip open feature...

    Very nice job, and the cover's zip open feature is going to make it adaptable. You may find that you could get by with only one layer of 6 oz. Primaloft, or even one layer of 2 oz.
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    Thanks for the information !

    Thanks for the information !
  35. I have/use both. Neither is very comfortable, but...

    I have/use both. Neither is very comfortable, but the WM blue is best for very cold conditions. It is sized to fit in my Kelty -15 bag and makes getting in and out much easier.
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    Down jacket and pants, the solution to so many...

    Down jacket and pants, the solution to so many cold sleeping issues. Very low pack volume, light weight, complete body coverage that does not move around and leave cold gaps. Well worth the cost. An...
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    Even if you did have some sort of an...

    Even if you did have some sort of an 'aerodynamic' cover, trying to sleep with a buffeting wind all night is not comfortable.
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    Thanks for the great report, I will be heading up...

    Thanks for the great report, I will be heading up to a north presi site next week, looks like full winter conditions, what could be better?
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    I have had one for a while, and will be trying it...

    I have had one for a while, and will be trying it out with a HH SS next month in temps surely at least freezing, will post then.
  40. tree hang

    Fantastic! You are a adventurous guy. Looks like some very well thought out equipment there.
    Thanks!
  41. winter outing

    Congratulations on getting out for optimal snow conditions. Hopefully it will last for a little while more.
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    peapod

    Thanks for the video, lots of good ideas going there. Please post your future outing, and how it all works for you.
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    air flow

    This is a very interesting idea, and has some merit.

    Using a tarp in windy conditions makes for a rough night.

    However, having a rain-fly as an over cover, or using a over-cover and a...
  44. Thread: Snoring

    by psyculman
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    Poll: Yes, bring plenty, and have them VERY accessible...

    Yes, bring plenty, and have them VERY accessible at all times.
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    DIY tarp

    Boy, that's one beautiful piece of work!

    How did you attach the tie-outs in the middle of the tarp? Are they sewn, did you apply seam sealer?
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    cramps

    This cramping happens to me all the time, early in the cycling season, as well as hiking, and diminishes as the season's activities increase.

    A good solution:
    Potassium: 1/4 teaspoon per quart...
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    new

    Hey, I'm here in Leominster too. Welcome to the hammock world.
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    down pants

    Thanks for the information and pictures.

    Been wanting to do something like this, your work gets the motivation going. I just bought a pair of Marmot down pants, but, your style is much warmer and...
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    trekker

    At 4.5 lb. you might need a bigger truck! Not to mention the rolled up size. Just say'n
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    quilt pockets

    I have a pocket in the middle of the inside of the DIY quilts I have made for friends. It is for keeping batteries and a phone or other small stuff in at night so they are kept warm.

    I have given...
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