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    Search how to turn a sleeping bag into an...

    Search how to turn a sleeping bag into an underquilt on You Tube and you will find some info as well.
    Shug
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    I like a night out in the forest in them on a...

    I like a night out in the forest in them on a backpacking trip for the full feel. That does it for me.
    Shug
  3. Sidecar.....https://www.tarptent.com/sidecar.html

    Sidecar.....https://www.tarptent.com/sidecar.html
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    I have talked with big tough hunter types that...

    I have talked with big tough hunter types that won't sleep in the woods alone. Surprised me. Everyone has their own comfort level.
    Try a couple more times. If it does not work out....don't worry...
  5. Nice to daydream at work! I always think of...

    Nice to daydream at work! I always think of hammock camping backstage. It calms me.
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    Whooooo Buddies))) Did not know you had birch...

    Whooooo Buddies)))
    Did not know you had birch there. We too have tons of it here in Minnesota. What a fire starter.
    Shug
  7. I did leave the insulator out there. I heard...

    I did leave the insulator out there. I heard voices whilst holding it.


    Yessir. Seventh sense kicked in as well. Thanks.
  8. That is me and some friends playing Raleigh and...

    That is me and some friends playing Raleigh and Spencer. Thanks.
    Hexon is sooooo nice.


    I thankee.


    Part 2 up on here.
  9. Thread: Wooki setup ?

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    Have you slept the night in it? You should give...

    Have you slept the night in it?
    You should give it a go before you go and worry about it too much. Brandon knows what he is doing.
    Carry forth.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/GOLoKsdWPZU
  10. ViDEO: Hammocking & Ambling on the Superior Hiking Trail Parts 1&2

    Badly needed woods time was had. Just two nights. On the Superior Hiking Trail here in Minnesota. 4 1/2 hour drive up for me. No permits needed. No fees.
    Was going solo but as fate would have...
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    Maybe something here in the video will help. Try...

    Maybe something here in the video will help.
    Try a sock! Really.
    Twist your strap as it helps water run off before it gets to the hammock.
    Carry forth.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/J1OXNc_JEPc
  12. Right good you got up there. Yes, gotta commit...

    Right good you got up there. Yes, gotta commit when you take the shuttle.
    Trail looks pretty good. Looking forward to spring blooms.
    Heading up myself in the morrow.
    Glad you got no calf ridge....
  13. Check Cresent Lake...

    Check Cresent Lake Campground....http://www.sawbill.com/www/Campgrounds/crescent/index.cfm
    Also a couple off HWY 1 just west of Isabella MN. Can't recall the names.
    Good luck on Memorial Weekend.
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    Why not just bring a sheet then if that is the...

    Why not just bring a sheet then if that is the feel you want. You could even fashion the end into a footbox pretty easily. Maybe a very light fleece as a back-up cover.
    Shug
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    Got a mouse on my head once. Crawled up my pack...

    Got a mouse on my head once. Crawled up my pack into the hammock I think. Thrilling. I grabbed and tossed. He returned. I grabbed and tossed harder. No return.
    Shug
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    I spy Pop Tarts! Bet the boys tore 'em up....

    I spy Pop Tarts!
    Bet the boys tore 'em up.
    Whooooooo Buddies))))))
    Shug
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    Whoooooooo Buddy)))))) Glad you got out and it...

    Whoooooooo Buddy))))))
    Glad you got out and it went well and you slept deeply.
    Shug
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    Why not...

    Why not Warbonnet?......https://www.warbonnetoutdoors.com/product/complete-webbing-buckles-suspension/
    Or Dutchwaregear.
    Or Whoopieslings.com
    Or Arrowhead.
    Or Jacksrbetter.

    Carry forth.
    Shug
  19. You can just lay a pad in the hammock and be...

    You can just lay a pad in the hammock and be good. Or sandwich it between two if that is your desire.
    Carry forth.
    Shug


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mekhYiSaNz4
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    Sounds like you should flip a pence to make that...

    Sounds like you should flip a pence to make that decision.
    Shug
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    Stunning photos Red. Shug

    Stunning photos Red.
    Shug
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    Very sad. My sympathies to his loved ones. Shug

    Very sad.
    My sympathies to his loved ones.
    Shug
  23. Thread: Help me decide

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    Everyone will tell you about a different ones and...

    Everyone will tell you about a different ones and their favorites.
    Research all. Look at weight, length, baffle style, suspension, rating, insulation used, shipping time, fabric, color choices and...
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    Maybe look at Birch Lake State...

    Maybe look at Birch Lake State Forest......http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/maps/state_forests/sft00007.pdf
    The State forests tend to be WAY LESS RULSEY than the State Parks.
    They also have walk-in...
  25. Here is my solution. And yes, it is effective....

    Here is my solution. And yes, it is effective. Used it on the trip below.

    Shug


    https://youtu.be/pt8hhXZBEyg

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    I offer this for insight... Shug ...

    I offer this for insight...
    Shug


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1OXNc_JEPc
  27. Thread: 15ft rule? HELP

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    That is true...depending on the slope or flatness...

    That is true...depending on the slope or flatness of the site. It becomes intuitive in time. Get your feet a bit higher than your head and enjoy a good kip.
    Shug
  28. Thread: 15ft rule? HELP

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    No rule is absolute. No absolutes in backpacking....

    No rule is absolute. No absolutes in backpacking.
    I like 15 to 17 but there is never perfect spacing.
    Shug
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    Whoopies are just a suspension choice. There are...

    Whoopies are just a suspension choice. There are several options to hang your hammock.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/MPDPEEcKlDQ
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    I never had a problem on my Meck stand. Shug ...

    I never had a problem on my Meck stand.
    Shug

    http://i928.photobucket.com/albums/ad127/Shug7secure/AMOK%20copy_zpswmroyjet.jpg
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    For your insight.... Shug ...

    For your insight....
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/yFWs6UH7C74


    https://youtu.be/mekhYiSaNz4
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    Yes...tie a bight and larkshead it onto the...

    Yes...tie a bight and larkshead it onto the d-rings. That is in the video.
    Shug
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    Prussic knot t 3:25 in video below. Shug ...

    Prussic knot t 3:25 in video below.
    Shug


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKW4SqJWgto&index=3&list=PLahaAdtfX9ZK1k8bDbsr4JzQgQ_iyB2RU
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    Bring a couple of mosquito sticks to burn. They...

    Bring a couple of mosquito sticks to burn. They help. And I use a small OFF fan that is cheap and keeps the bugs back...at least 90% of them. One comes in for an attack once in a while.
    Shug
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    Yes. You could just cut it in half. Shug ...

    Yes. You could just cut it in half.
    Shug


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJLBHEGQFwk&index=2&list=PLahaAdtfX9ZK1k8bDbsr4JzQgQ_iyB2RU
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    This thread makes my whoopies a might bit...

    This thread makes my whoopies a might bit nervoust.........
    Shug
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    I would just go off the d-rings insread of doing...

    I would just go off the d-rings insread of doing the continual ridgeline. That will gain you some height.
    Shug
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    Be Prepared for them. Shug

    Be Prepared for them.
    Shug
  39. Just listened and am now talkin' with my...

    Just listened and am now talkin' with my souther-inner accent. Brought me home hearing Tato and Gresh pontificate.
    Good one.

    Maybe you fellers should interview my buddy Hickery aka the Maple King...
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    The Eastern portion had a fire so it may be...

    The Eastern portion had a fire so it may be limited to find good hammock spots according to what I heard.
    Shug
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    Nice you give up good snooze to bring the young...

    Nice you give up good snooze to bring the young 'uns along.
    Whooooooo Betty))))
    Shug
  42. So many good sections. Pick one you like.....use...

    So many good sections. Pick one you like.....use the Superior Shuttle to take you up or down the trail to start walking and then you are committed to getting back to the car.
    Here are some of my...
  43. Fantastic. I want to hang in Washington State...

    Fantastic. I want to hang in Washington State someday.
    I will.
    Great hang.
    Shug
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    Hammocks take some getting used to for some. I...

    Hammocks take some getting used to for some.
    I have several videos on fitting UGs.....https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLahaAdtfX9ZKzSYSBm3mBYSPGHjdyGqsL
    Hopefully they can help you get fitted...
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    ......http://www.jacksrbetter.com/shop/high-sierra...

    ......http://www.jacksrbetter.com/shop/high-sierra-sniveller/
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    I prefer having one for the temps predicted. So...

    I prefer having one for the temps predicted. So far I use my 20 TQs the most but I don't camp as much in the high heat of Summer. If-so....I would just vent it as I don't own a 40 TQ. I also own...
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    One solution costs you 50....one costs you $89....

    One solution costs you 50....one costs you $89.
    Tough to say.
    Shug
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    Lack of interest? Shug

    Lack of interest?
    Shug
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    What about breaking wind in the UQ? Hiker funk?...

    What about breaking wind in the UQ?
    Hiker funk?
    General backpack pew?
    Fire smell trumps all that.
    Gonna happen.
    Shug
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    I like it! Shug ...

    I like it!
    Shug


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOLoKsdWPZU
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