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    Maybe try "Jack's r better"?

    Maybe try "Jack's r better"?
  2. We are coming up Thursday/Friday and chillaxing...

    We are coming up Thursday/Friday and chillaxing at our traditional winter base camp location for the weekend. If we get motivated, we may do some day hiking. We went up there last summer and really...
  3. I love GT. Heading up there the 3rd weekend of...

    I love GT. Heading up there the 3rd weekend of July with some folks from HF. I would suggest you call Ranger Scott at the Pigeon River State Forest for an accurate report of the situation. They've...
  4. Best reply so far. I hear ya and toast you with...

    Best reply so far. I hear ya and toast you with a Founders bourbon barrel aged beer.
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    Welcome to the forums from another Michogander...

    Welcome to the forums from another Michogander and a buddy of Wolverine. Gluttony planning thread will be posted in July. Hope you can make it up and enjoy some bacon with us!
  6. Wonder what it would smell like if it caught an...

    Wonder what it would smell like if it caught an ember from the campfire?
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    Post some pics of it. I've heard nothing but...

    Post some pics of it. I've heard nothing but good things about this UQ from Jared at Simply Light Designs.
    https://simplylightdesigns.com/products/trail-winder-asym-uq
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    SLD Voyageur is an awesome hammock!

    SLD Voyageur is an awesome hammock!
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    Any hammock time is always a treat! I've done...

    Any hammock time is always a treat! I've done the same thing many times. Go for a local hike then come home for a night in the backyard and wrap it all up with breakfast from the hammock. A lot...
  10. I bet Rocketsredglare would be all over that...

    I bet Rocketsredglare would be all over that concept.
  11. Wow! Maybe you should send them a link to this...

    Wow! Maybe you should send them a link to this thread. Perhaps you might get a different answer. I don't think your original request seems all that out of the ordinary and I'm surprised by the...
  12. I'm still figuring out what I want, but here's my...

    I'm still figuring out what I want, but here's my question: I don't use continuous loops on my SLD Trail Lair and I just have a small loop on the end of my amsteel whoopies that I thread back...
  13. Poll: I never put 2 and 2 together on who started the...

    I never put 2 and 2 together on who started the poll. 4 of my tarps are SLD and line locs are standard. I liked them so much I requested they be put on my CF tarp when I ordered it from Hammock...
  14. Seeing another FS post that may be ok via our...

    Seeing another FS post that may be ok via our TOS, but certainly is questionable...
  15. Poll: Line locs are simple, easy and I don't have to...

    Line locs are simple, easy and I don't have to deal with insects.
  16. Fathers Day is coming up and I know my family...

    Fathers Day is coming up and I know my family would love to make me happy with one of these new ultralight suspension systems. Take my money and lead me further down the gram weenie path.
  17. Mine are always attached since all of my tarps...

    Mine are always attached since all of my tarps and hot tent (Simply Light Designs) plus my HG cuben tarp all have integrated line locks. No chance of losing expensive hardware and they are simple!
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    Donna at 2qzq makes a dandy one with 4 pockets...

    Donna at 2qzq makes a dandy one with 4 pockets and Velcro attachments. I did the 2 mesh/2 sil version to keep some things out of view, like my wallet etc.
  19. Meanwhile, look at all the negative PR that could...

    Meanwhile, look at all the negative PR that could be avoided by the vendor for the simple act of responding to an email. Zpacks are big ticket items and I've got a buddy who ran into the same issue....
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    If I were to buy one again, I'd pop for camo. ...

    If I were to buy one again, I'd pop for camo. The green is fine, but when it's hot or if you need shade, the greenhouse effect is full on!

    As to privacy, it is what is is and I wouldn't use it...
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    I went through a similar issue with my right...

    I went through a similar issue with my right shoulder last year, caused by pinched nerves that made my arm pretty useless for a while. It was self inflicted since it happened when I rolled over in...
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    Looks very stealthy with those ends pulled in. At first when I saw the post I thought it was for something you had for sale. Anxious to hear how you like it after you take it on a few trips.
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  23. I'm very happy with the ridgeline setup I bought...

    I'm very happy with the ridgeline setup I bought from you, so I'd be up for this!

    How about offering a package deal with the Kevlar straps and spectra UCR with continuous loops? Ultralight...
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    Group hangs are great places to find like minded...

    Group hangs are great places to find like minded folks. It's worked for me and I've made some really great friends that I've enjoyed many adventures with and get together on a regular basis.
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    That was pretty cool. At least Shug didn't pull...

    That was pretty cool. At least Shug didn't pull a Bear Grylss and squeeze it out to get water or dig through it for berries.

    I really enjoyed the video and am looking forward to part 2. Taking...
  26. Sounds about right. Especially since having your...

    Sounds about right. Especially since having your own personal chainsaw is now part of our 10 essentials.
  27. Looks like you had a great weekend on the off...

    Looks like you had a great weekend on the off grid future homestead. When can we invite ourselves there for a group hang? Subtle hint...We will even supply the bacon [emoji16].
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    Glad you had a good weekend out there. Usually...

    Glad you had a good weekend out there. Usually it's pretty busy and I just hike through the MRT side and camp on the NCT side of the loop.

    Where did you end up camping?
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    Unfortunately, Traverse City State Park has only...

    Unfortunately, Traverse City State Park has only modern sites or another option if you wanted to camp, would just look for some state land nearby. But, I just did a quick search and came up with the...
  30. I'd say that all the recommendations on this...

    I'd say that all the recommendations on this thread are all good. I've spent a lot of time at GT, and even though it's a short hike in, I've always stayed pretty close to the old cabin site by the...
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    Congrats on the first outing. Great looking...

    Congrats on the first outing. Great looking pictures.
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    Nice looking setup. Sleeping on a boat and...

    Nice looking setup. Sleeping on a boat and feeling it rock is so relaxing. Think that tiller is long enough to navigate from the hammock?
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    yep. what he said. Jared sets the bar high.

    yep. what he said. Jared sets the bar high.
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    Nice, I've got a similar one that I haven't set...

    Nice, I've got a similar one that I haven't set up in years...thanks for the reminder!
  35. Only 1 Amazon review? Doesn't appear to be...

    Only 1 Amazon review? Doesn't appear to be flying of the shelves and there's a bunch of similar hammocks around the same price point. I always find that "buy once, cry once" goes a long way when...
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    #45 is done and I got out on two trips this month...

    #45 is done and I got out on two trips this month with 5 nights in the hammock. The first was at the Michigan Bushcraft Spring Gathering where a few of us from HF did our best to help spread the...
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    Thanks for referencing that thread. Just got back...

    Thanks for referencing that thread. Just got back from a couple days in the woods using Ann Marie's ridgeline system with nano claws. I like simple and easy and I'm knot challenged. The button knot...
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    That was a good thread SS. Ranks up there with...

    That was a good thread SS. Ranks up there with hanging over a fire to keep warm.

    I look at using a UQP as a way of increasing comfort, blocking the wind, and protecting my UQ from precipitation. ...
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    I got to play with a set of these last weekend at...

    I got to play with a set of these last weekend at a hang. Couldn't believe how light they were, but didn't like how the bunched up and became "rope like" through the loop. I know it's all visual...
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    Regarding pack down size of CF and silnylon: ...

    Regarding pack down size of CF and silnylon: Here's a side by side comparison of my 11 foot HG standard with doors and my 11 SLD Trail Haven (sil and no doors). These are just packed loose and its...
  41. It has been close to 6 years since I started this...

    It has been close to 6 years since I started this thread. Wow, has time flown by! Update: the original Trail Lair is still in my fleet of SLD tarps and still gets regular usage. It's held up great...
  42. I go through a bottle each season since I do my...

    I go through a bottle each season since I do my gear at least 2, sometimes 3 times. Plus, I have my daughter's gear to spray for her yearly Camino de Santiago trip. Gotta do what I can to keep...
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    Blind lake books fast and #9, is pretty much the...

    Blind lake books fast and #9, is pretty much the best (and IMO only) site for 1-3 hangers is already booked for that Saturday night.

    If you don't mind putting an extra hour into the drive, shoot...
  44. I was thinking the same thing [emoji16]. Never...

    I was thinking the same thing [emoji16]. Never had that happen, but on the other hand, I've always started with a fresh bottle of concentrate for hiking season.
  45. Thread: LoopAlien

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    Just another Chinese knockoff. I bought the...

    Just another Chinese knockoff. I bought the originals years ago when they first came out. The loop aliens are a nice addition to the kit and are handy for other things.
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    Welcome to the forums from another Michigander! ...

    Welcome to the forums from another Michigander! Glad you joined up and it was great hanging out with you this weekend at the Michigan Bushcraft spring outing. There's a bunch of hangers in Michigan...
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    Yee have little faith, grasshopper. All will be...

    Yee have little faith, grasshopper. All will be good and you'll have an awesome hike!
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    Lots of fabric choices out there and I know it...

    Lots of fabric choices out there and I know it can be overwhelming. Best bet is to email Jared and he'll set you on the right path.
  49. I get mine in concentrate from my local Tractor...

    I get mine in concentrate from my local Tractor Supply Co and just mix up my own in a spray bottle. Then I set up my hammock outside and hang all my gear to be sprayed on the suspension. Works...
  50. These are the bomb! Great design that make it...

    These are the bomb! Great design that make it easy to adjust my tarp ridgeline. I've got them on my recently purchased Autumn Ultralight ridgeline, with stealty black line.

    Not more fussing with...
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