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    Long time admirer, first time buyer. I have a...

    Long time admirer, first time buyer. I have a buff, but it ain't Dutch and it ain't HF so here we go.

    Thanks for the opportunity to spread the word Dutch.
  2. That's a great approach to the JMT. The scenery...

    That's a great approach to the JMT. The scenery is spectacular and if there is anyway to awake in a hammock it's even better.
  3. Our troop did a three year segmented trip of the...

    Our troop did a three year segmented trip of the JMT and I used a hammock for most all nights. The southern section is where the tallest passes are and more of it is above treeline than the other...
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    I was thinking of tossing you a tip on how to cut...

    I was thinking of tossing you a tip on how to cut some pack weight by leaving the massive brass orbs at home but the process might hurt. That is some video there Fronkey. If I had been in your...
  5. That's a nice rig you have there. If I may toss...

    That's a nice rig you have there. If I may toss out a few things.

    I have not yet had much use for snake skins in terms of setting up in a driving/relentless rain but maybe there is something else...
  6. It sure seems like the "alone" aspect of the show...

    It sure seems like the "alone" aspect of the show has had a bigger impact than a lot of folks thought. I didn't notice anybody with a journal or reading material to help cope with that or if they...
  7. And maybe he should have left most of it there...

    And maybe he should have left most of it there too. There was about 5 pounds of fish and he could not eat that much in 1 meal so why not an offering to the wildlife gods?

    The tap out of the guy...
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    Welcome to the forum. There have been a few...

    Welcome to the forum. There have been a few (thousand) folks who have come this way thanks to the Shugstah. He is one cool dude.

    Enjoy the ride.
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    A really quick way to go to the ground is to have...

    A really quick way to go to the ground is to have a sharp object on your belt and rotate in your hammock but you probably had something else in mind.
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    Welcome to the madness Cedric. Enjoy!

    Welcome to the madness Cedric. Enjoy!
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    How to make a diagonal seam? 1) Down a "cold...

    How to make a diagonal seam?

    1) Down a "cold one"
    2) Try to make a straight seam

    Yep, that should do it.:)
  12. A general rule of thumb is hammocks, stoves,...

    A general rule of thumb is hammocks, stoves, knives and in some cases guns are to men what shoes, handbags and jewelry are to women. Your preferences may vary.:)
  13. There are a bunch of trails in the Kaiser...

    There are a bunch of trails in the Kaiser Wilderness with trail heads coming out of the Huntington Lake area. There are multiple trail heads that you can access Potter Pass from going to Twin Lakes...
  14. Welcome to the forum. Have fun and stay safe:)

    Welcome to the forum. Have fun and stay safe:)
  15. Water just falls from the sky in your area? That...

    Water just falls from the sky in your area? That is awesome!
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    +1 to that response

    +1 to that response
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    Reminds me of those infant swings with the bear...

    Reminds me of those infant swings with the bear weight that kept the momentum going, sorta like a grandfather clock.
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    Just a few...

    Just a few...
  19. The most comfortable pack I have ever used was an...

    The most comfortable pack I have ever used was an external frame Jansport that I removed the pack from, burrito wrapped with my tarp most all my gear, diamond hitched to the frame, affixed a "go bag"...
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    Welcome to the madness

    Welcome to the madness
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    I used a piece of thin line that I tether the...

    I used a piece of thin line that I tether the aluminum toggle with and get a "twofer". Toggles don't fly off and the loop doesn't get buried either. Not saying it's THE answer, but it works for me.
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    WTB: I have one that TATO donated to our BSA troop...

    I have one that TATO donated to our BSA troop that I can share with you. All I ask is that you make a contribution to a local BSA troop in your area. What that contribution is your choice. TATO...
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    Welcome to the forum from sunny (and parched!)...

    Welcome to the forum from sunny (and parched!) central California.
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    It will only end when your heirs are picking...

    It will only end when your heirs are picking through your gear. Enjoy the ride and remember it's all good, clean fun.
  25. Right fine set up ya got there.

    Right fine set up ya got there.
  26. I remember doing a leg of the JMT starting in...

    I remember doing a leg of the JMT starting in Yosemite valley and exiting at Edison Lake. We were hiking along Long Meadow on our way to Cathedral Pass. It was a hot afternoon and I looked up to my...
  27. Yosemite has regulations that change every year...

    Yosemite has regulations that change every year so you might want to start your information quest immediately. Half Dome requires a permit and there are trail limits to content with also. The...
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    I made a DIY stand similar to the turtle dog (I...

    I made a DIY stand similar to the turtle dog (I think) thread and added a small eye screw to each leg for the limiters and I used a 10' section of 1 1/4" top rail fencing (cut in half to aid...
  29. I got me some official Shug toggery too. Any...

    I got me some official Shug toggery too. Any surprise over 600 were sold on the initial order?

    I still have that modified penny wood stove for ya to try out Shugmiester so send a pm if you are...
  30. It would take me a very, very long time to come...

    It would take me a very, very long time to come up with 10,000 things worthy of a mention. My kids would say that I haven't even come close and they are full grown adults.

    Congrats on your...
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    There are few places to discuss different ways to...

    There are few places to discuss different ways to hang your wife without having someone knock on your door and haul you off to jail. One of the many things that distinguishes this forum. :thumbup:
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    My first reaction was "A shucks, about 10 years...

    My first reaction was "A shucks, about 10 years ago I could have donated to the cause." A neighbor's cat has slept in my engine bay to keep warm and before it could exit, I heard a 'clunk' coming...
  33. Dutch and Shug expanding their respective...

    Dutch and Shug expanding their respective empires. Two awesome dudes that make the world a better place.
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    The youth in our troop who are in hammocks hang...

    The youth in our troop who are in hammocks hang next to one another, often an arm length away. Although they do not share a hammock, they are in very close proximity to one another. In tents, the...
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    Godspeed to all in it's path. It's not too...

    Godspeed to all in it's path.

    It's not too often that you actually hope that "A cyclone is brewing..." refers to a visit to Taco Bell, however this is one such case.
  36. Usually it comes down to pad v. UQ rather than...

    Usually it comes down to pad v. UQ rather than using both and that is usually resolved in a personal preference manner. Using both is usually done when temps are really low and the UQ does not...
  37. Welcome to the forum. Who can resist Shug's...

    Welcome to the forum. Who can resist Shug's gentle persuasion? :lol:
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    Welcome to the forum and say hi to the folks at...

    Welcome to the forum and say hi to the folks at Shiner beer for me!
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    I've noticed a significant uptick in awareness...

    I've noticed a significant uptick in awareness and usage of hammocks in BSA events. Our hammock wheel we put up at summer camp the past 2 years got a ton of attention and I have noticed others...
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    Welcome to the forum and that is a good way to...

    Welcome to the forum and that is a good way to get started. A group hang enables one to learn about many different options and make new friends, which is always a good thing.
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    I'd like to have every item in the Dutchware...

    I'd like to have every item in the Dutchware catalog. But maybe we'll see these Dutch items in the future?
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    We have about half the youth in our troop using...

    We have about half the youth in our troop using hammocks and they hang as a patrol, that is in close proximity, often using common trees and such. The adults are in a different area and we usually...
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    Most DIY because it allows us to customize our...

    Most DIY because it allows us to customize our gear easier and that feeling of "I made this awesome gear with these two hands!". Saving money is might happen but more often than not it's that...
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    The ones I made were very basic in design. I...

    The ones I made were very basic in design. I used an inner lining of black 1.0 rip stop and an outer shell of 1.3 DWR rip stop. I cut each to have a 2" edge extension around the Climashield. Then...
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    Welcome to the forum

    Welcome to the forum
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    Those marketing folks crack me up. Good hire...

    Those marketing folks crack me up. Good hire Dutch!
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    I have and it works very well. My project...

    I have and it works very well. My project involved making a top quilt and an UQ from the puffers but for the UQ I blended in some Climashield to square off the perimeter and designed it so that one...
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    Not sure what to call it but I am guessing a...

    Not sure what to call it but I am guessing a "goofy lay" is gonna be extra.
  49. I saw a couple comments about having that on a...

    I saw a couple comments about having that on a ceiling and got to wondering if the company Fatheads could make them. Anybody attempt that?
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    Greetings from central California. Have a great...

    Greetings from central California. Have a great time here.
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