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  1. My poncho liner is about an inch high when folded...

    My poncho liner is about an inch high when folded and put in the bottom of my pack or sometimes I stuff it around in empty spaces. It's not bad at all and to me was great on a warm summer night in...
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    order placed 3/30 for a 40* Incubator... shipped...

    order placed 3/30 for a 40* Incubator... shipped 04/02. Now that's what I call fast!
  3. After "camping" in Korea for several winters I...

    After "camping" in Korea for several winters I found it was best to go into the sleeping bag with the min amount of clothes and let your body heat warm the air in the bag. I'm not a cold weather fan...
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    I like that, it solves the questions I had about...

    I like that, it solves the questions I had about better controlling the poles without sewing anything to my tarp. Excellent tip !!!
  5. Thread: Pct?

    by Bellke
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    Just curious, is there an official Data Book for...

    Just curious, is there an official Data Book for the PCT like there is for the AT? I see a few on Amazon but many I see seem to be dated. I would like to have information newer than Oct 2000.
    ...
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    Ok Mike, you've got a follower. :D

    Ok Mike, you've got a follower. :D
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    Now that would be a great prize to win. Count me...

    Now that would be a great prize to win. Count me in!
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    How much more room do the snakeskins take up vs....

    How much more room do the snakeskins take up vs. the stuff sack w/ a tarp? I don't see a need for the hammock since it comes with a double-ended bag but this could be perfect for a tarp.
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    I started out with brighter colors, my tent had a...

    I started out with brighter colors, my tent had a bright yellow rain fly to make it easier to find but now I'm moving towards not sticking out so much. I never used to like the camo that was out...
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    OK, I'm going to sound stupid. Could you explain...

    OK, I'm going to sound stupid. Could you explain what you mean by that "sewless SF polemod". It sounds like something I want to know about. :D
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    Throw my name in there... #201 on Facebook. My...

    Throw my name in there... #201 on Facebook. My lucky number(if I win).
  12. After having to take down one of the trees in the...

    After having to take down one of the trees in the back I would hang from, I see a new, easy project coming in the next couple of weeks. I like the simplicity and ability to break it down and take...
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    The same idea occurred to me. I was kinda...

    The same idea occurred to me. I was kinda thinking of hanging at the golf course and getting an early tee time. Two birds with one stone kind of thing. However those plans were crushed. Have any...
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    Shug... don't change the videos or try and edit...

    Shug... don't change the videos or try and edit them to just the essentials. If you do anything, do more along the same lines. It's the light-hearted way you present everything that makes me come...
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    Got to admit, I'm looking forward to it as well....

    Got to admit, I'm looking forward to it as well. Want to see everyone's gear and get a few pointers from more experienced hangers. Sounds like fun too...
  16. Personally I would recommend...

    Personally I would recommend Shugs-Hamma-Nanigans. Anyone can lay in a hammock but Shug has perfected hammocking to an art form. Pay special attention to the more advanced ways of getting into &...
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    Love it! Got to admit I have a bias when it...

    Love it! Got to admit I have a bias when it comes to MARPAT. The couple of tarps I seen with it had too small a pattern, you could see it repeating every 12" or so and it did just the opposite if...
  18. I've only seen the first episode but like a few...

    I've only seen the first episode but like a few comments others have made, I wondered just what he thought he was doing. I'm not sure I would consider it a survival situation, more like an extended...
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    Yep, he did it to me too. I've been Shug'ed I...

    Yep, he did it to me too. I've been Shug'ed

    I found that first video and within a couple of minutes I was saying to myself, "What kind of clown is this". Well, one I throughly enjoy. And little...
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    Count me in as well. Much obliged. Gotta love...

    Count me in as well.

    Much obliged. Gotta love this forum!
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    Excellent review and I have to agree on just...

    Excellent review and I have to agree on just about everything you say about the hammock. Youíve put into words what Iíve been thinking about it. I love the room it gives me and its very...
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    Interesting. Very good review. I looked at...

    Interesting. Very good review. I looked at this but it seemed a little too unconventional for a first hammock. Seemed to take awhile for the initial setup where I was inside my Blackbird within...
  23. Thread: Doing Research

    by Bellke
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    Poll: 1. Much more comfortable 2. Multipurpose use -...

    1. Much more comfortable
    2. Multipurpose use - sleep, sit
    3. Quicker, easier set up
    4. Lighter, easier to vary the load based on weather conditions
    5. Cooler. I become the cool dude in the...
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    Welcome. I'm looking at a few places in your...

    Welcome. I'm looking at a few places in your area. Do you know anything about the Eagle Rock Loop?
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    Always good to see someone else from around...

    Always good to see someone else from around here...
  26. Thread: tarp sale

    by Bellke
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    Talk about timing. Iíve been looking at all the...

    Talk about timing. Iíve been looking at all the different ones and had narrowed my list down to a couple I was seriously considering. As soon as I saw the sale, I pulled the trigger on a Superfly.
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    Warbonnet Tarps on Sale

    I just noticed Warbonnet Outdoors has their Mamajamba and Superfly tarps on sale. Depending on what you want their $15-20 cheaper. Not a bad price.
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    Poll: That's the part I love about a hammock. The...

    That's the part I love about a hammock. The first time I found myself humming Rock a Bye Baby. Talk about relaxing...
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    Uh oh, I see another Whoooo Buddy Video coming. ...

    Uh oh, I see another Whoooo Buddy Video coming. Wonder how he'll work a unicycle into that? :eek:


    Whoops. I replied before getting to the end and what do I see, Shug with his unicycle exit. ...
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    Question for Blackbird Owners

    OK, got my new hammock Friday and have a question. On the inside, towards the foot box there's a 6" piece of light webbing. What is that for?
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    I've spent the day putting up and taking down my...

    I've spent the day putting up and taking down my new hammock a few times to get used to it so I don't look so lost the first time I do it for real. The first thing that got me was how easy it is. ...
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    Doing My Happy Dance

    Whoooo Hooooo. Got home from work and what do I find by my door? My first real hammock. My Blackbird is here! Going to be enjoying myself tomorrow. What I can't get over is how light it is...
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    I feel the same way. I'm new here but it didn't...

    I feel the same way. I'm new here but it didn't take long for me to realize how valuable the information here is and $10/yr, heck I've blown that already by the time I get to work. Best money I've...
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    WOW. I appreciate all the answers. Everyone has...

    WOW. I appreciate all the answers. Everyone has given me a lot more to think about when choosing a pack. As I plan it out I can get a rough weight but don’t know the volume, when it’s spread out...
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    Pack Size When Hammock Camping

    I've been doing mostly day hikes but now I'm wanting to do longer ones and have started putting together my hanging stuff. Just ordered a Blackbird and an UQ is next on the list. With that in mind,...
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    You know by the time you get everything for...

    You know by the time you get everything for hiking/backpacking it's not much difference. I've been wanting to do the kayaking thing for awhile now but not the plastic boat. Pygmy Boats has great...
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    Have it on my calendar, hope to make it mon ami

    Have it on my calendar, hope to make it mon ami
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    I've watched 12 of his videos so far and love...

    I've watched 12 of his videos so far and love them. Seems he's really enjoying it. The technical side of me wants to know more about his setup and how it seems to be working. What he likes and...
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    Like what I see so far. Going to have to watch...

    Like what I see so far. Going to have to watch the rest, just what I hope to do in the next year hopefully.
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    A $5 nylon rope backyard hammock I got at...

    A $5 nylon rope backyard hammock I got at Wal-Mart. It wasn't great and the only way I could get semi-comfortable was to let my feet hang out either side.
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    Sticky: I'm not very imaginative. The printer at work...

    I'm not very imaginative. The printer at work used to print a cover page consisting of your last name and first two letters of your first name. Bellke
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    Sticky: One evening about 20 years ago I decided to see...

    One evening about 20 years ago I decided to see how far I could walk the Natchez Trace. I ran to Wal-Mart, grabbed a small pack, a couple of water bottles, food and my $5 nylon net backyard hammock....
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    Poll: I was leaning towards hanging and while learning...

    I was leaning towards hanging and while learning more about it stumbled across Shug's videos. It seemed the more I learned about hammocking, the more questions I had. Not only did he answer my...
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