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    I know that you have a ton of experience in this...

    I know that you have a ton of experience in this arena so let me bounce an idea off of you; What if the pulk poles we're just standard broom handles at around 5 ft in length? Honestly after looking...
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    So here are my plans for the pulk I am building...

    So here are my plans for the pulk I am building but I think I went about 12" too long. Any advice is very welcome as I have never used or built before.
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    And here is the video I have used...
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    @strex thanks and great Idea. I vaguely remember...

    @strex thanks and great Idea. I vaguely remember that park and ride too. I commuted to 104th & I-25 for some time and our corporate offices were down in greenwood village kind of right there in the...
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    I would assume the snow shoes are going to be an...

    I would assume the snow shoes are going to be an absolute must. On the poles me personally I would not consider them an absolute must but it sure makes snowshoeing much easier

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    Not sure about @Strex but I plan on bringing a...

    Not sure about @Strex but I plan on bringing a pulk or sorts - probably my kids sled - dragging my crap behind me so weight probably won't be much of an issue for me. Snow shoeing aint fast but it's...
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    Wow this looked different reading things a second...

    Wow this looked different reading things a second time. So let me restate some things as they didn't seem to come across as I read this a second time (sorry :()

    I don't really care where just...
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    Not sure if I stated this already but I'm about...

    Not sure if I stated this already but I'm about an hour north of you in Fort Collins. 4 hours would probably be my limit as well - I would put three hours as my sweet spot though.
    Winter Park has...
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    Sounds like a plan. Provided I can get the time...

    Sounds like a plan. Provided I can get the time off I would love to do this.

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    Winter Park camping;...

    Winter Park camping;
    https://www.uncovercolorado.com/national-lands/vasquez-ridge/
    or winter parks rendition
    https://www.playwinterpark.com/camping-winter-park

    Jones Rd;...
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    I have yet to "shoe in" on a winter trip but am...

    I have yet to "shoe in" on a winter trip but am dying to try out the set I inherited - Time off for me could be tricky - As I said if I know a date I can start working on getting time off - Might be...
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    Was looking at going 0*F - Saw your reply so...

    Was looking at going 0*F - Saw your reply so thanks and I pulled the trigger and got this stuff. I know I will need Shock Cord for the Primary and was planning on doing a secondary for the ends. ...
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    I have only had the fortune of gazing upon your...

    I have only had the fortune of gazing upon your Premium (note the Capital for P) down gear so your opinion is highly valued by yours truly, ok forgive the gushing but..., ohh now I remember, I have...
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    I typically have Wednesdays and Thursdays off but...

    I typically have Wednesdays and Thursdays off but a little advance notice I might be able to take a few days off over a weekend.

    You certainly sound like a like-minded hanger - PM me sometime &...
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    I was eyeballing the Winter Park area. Vasquez...

    I was eyeballing the Winter Park area. Vasquez road up to the Vasquez wilderness area, or perhaps on the other side on the Jones road.

    Just one person's dream I guess.

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    Help us out a bit - Where you at? How far will...

    Help us out a bit - Where you at? How far will you drive to get there? What are some spots you've done so far?

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    Absolutely Don't misunderstand me I think you are...

    Absolutely Don't misunderstand me I think you are correct. I just think you have looked for the solution in the wrong spot.
    I implore you to check out these gear rental places if You have any...
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    You guys are the bomb I didn't buy this round but...

    You guys are the bomb I didn't buy this round but you got me for two under quilts and a loyal customer for life Thank you Paul Missy and crew

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    Respectfully I disagree for a few reasons...

    Respectfully I disagree for a few reasons highlighted below;
    1). When I first began my setup I had traditional camping gear. I believe the real investment that I erroneously made was for a tarp...
  19. Nope - But my .02 is either is ok but whipped...

    Nope - But my .02 is either is ok but whipped ends can be adjusted and manipulated for maximum comfort. Sewn channels only configure one way.

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    Welcome to HF. You Sir have a famous record...

    Welcome to HF. You Sir have a famous record setting "celebrity" who set his record near you.
    Enjoy
    https://youtu.be/CTuGJgka1qc

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    He most certainly is quite reasonable in his...

    He most certainly is quite reasonable in his pricing. I just ordered and received mere days later (16) Line Loc 3's, (16) v shaped aluminum stakes and one of his Ditty bags.

    I am VERY impressed...
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    Haven't used the dynamic tension system but on...

    Haven't used the dynamic tension system but on fill power if weight isn't an issue and size isn't either, save your $$. 800 fp is just fine. UGQ are the bomb.
    Paul, Missy and Crew are awesome
    ...
  23. I have to second this. My first tarp was a poly...

    I have to second this. My first tarp was a poly backed 1.9 ripstop and I used DIY seam sealer from GE silicon (Best Kind hands down), any how it is now peeling up - but it lasted nearly 3 years.
  24. -3* in my 20* Zeppelin with 3z overstuff. 0*...

    -3* in my 20* Zeppelin with 3z overstuff. 0* mummy bag for tq.
    Too subjective though for our experience to be much good to you. Get out with what you got, bring back-up and record your adventure,...
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    It is whipped [emoji16] Sent from my Pixel 2...

    It is whipped [emoji16]

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    Blue body is MNT 1.3 and Black trim is MNT 1.7...

    Blue body is MNT 1.3 and Black trim is MNT 1.7
    138" Long X 94.5" Wide 115" RL from 2.2 mm Zingit with matching 8.5" CL's of 2.2 mm Zing it with approx 24" of 2.2 mm Zingit on each end to whip -...
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    Holy cow is she big - I can even lay full length...

    Holy cow is she big - I can even lay full length perpendicular. She's so big in the first picture the hammock completely covers my...
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    I always wanted to "beef up" so for 2 semesters I...

    I always wanted to "beef up" so for 2 semesters I ate protein and drank shakes and lifted - got toned as all hell but alas no Mr. Universe

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    No - shown are the whippings, the CL's and the RL...

    No - shown are the whippings, the CL's and the RL - I got too much cord when I whipped the ends so I believe that is what you are seeing - in my hand is the RL - 115" finished if it works. 109" or...
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    5 times safety rating puts load at about 300 lbs...

    5 times safety rating puts load at about 300 lbs - plenty for me - 150 lbs soaking wet

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    Yeah but all of my other 3 were sewn channels so...

    Yeah but all of my other 3 were sewn channels so this one is whipped - came out pretty nice but the proof is in the pudding I have to go hang around the stand later tonight and post...
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    Probably going to throw in some continuous loops...

    Probably going to throw in some continuous loops on the ends made of 2.2 mm Yellow or Grey Zingit and then a continuous ridge line of same materials - Poly straps and Marlin Spike Hitch.

    That is...
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    Pure fun goal is the most comfortable hammock. ...

    Pure fun goal is the most comfortable hammock.

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    When is it too Wide

    Just finishing up a Monster Hammock;

    **140" in Length
    **94.5" in width

    By far the widest I have attempted
    1.7 (blue) and 1.3 MNT (black)

    Any thoughts or guesses as to how this...
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    Phenomenal work. If you find a vendor that does...

    Phenomenal work. If you find a vendor that does this please let us know

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    9* was the low here and it was EPIC!! I sleep in...

    9* was the low here and it was EPIC!! I sleep in the backyard at least 5-6 a month

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  37. I too feel your pain - upside Solo YOLO and make...

    I too feel your pain - upside Solo YOLO and make your own path

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    Right on that's right in the area that my...

    Right on that's right in the area that my granddad was from. he was 11 mi from Dubuque Iowa and 9 mi from Galena Illinois and a small little Hamlet called Hazel Green WI. I believe he was like 40...
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    I always wanted to try some of George's stuff. I...

    I always wanted to try some of George's stuff. I consider myself fortunate that I got a hold of some of Marty's gear before he passed (RIP Marty hanging from the stars)
    Out of curiosity where are...
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    Certainly. Shug talks in length about venting...

    Certainly. Shug talks in length about venting under quilts in this video. https://youtu.be/FMhYRJ9dxtA

    To give you some perspective from my point of view - I have an underground quilts 20*...
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    Too subjective to say - I suggest you look at...

    Too subjective to say - I suggest you look at what your median December, January, February, and March temperatures shape up to be. Identify the lowest median temp in that date range and buy a quilt...
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    FS: Forgive me The camo's not the way I thought it...

    Forgive me The camo's not the way I thought it was going to be. I'm going to have to bow out

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  43. Wow. Exciting stuff. Be cool to see it done ...

    Wow. Exciting stuff. Be cool to see it done

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    FS: Pics? Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk

    Pics?

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  45. All right had to modify this a little bit as a...

    All right had to modify this a little bit as a few family obligations popped up and I was unable to leave last night as I had intended.
    As of right now it's looking like I'm just going to do an...
  46. Excellent advice!! If you don't enjoy making...

    Excellent advice!! If you don't enjoy making stuff probably the wrong thing to do - as with most things in life experience makes you better so don't expect to be good when you first start. You're...
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    Very welcome - DM me if you have other questions...

    Very welcome - DM me if you have other questions about how I made that stuff or what I did to boost my results down to freezing using the set-ups I linked too.
    The winter camp video outlines the...
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    So I have a couple of suggestions - reflectix is...

    So I have a couple of suggestions - reflectix is basically bubble wrap with Mylar put on the outside - You can find this at any hardware store - a roll of around 10 ft is probably all you'll need...
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    On your first trip that you were speaking about...

    On your first trip that you were speaking about Do you remember being wet or damp when you woke up or while you were having problems staying warm?
    I ask because I think that you're going to have a...
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    I agree with different results because I have the...

    I agree with different results because I have the spider straps and the beetle buckles wouldn't hold completely - some not much but some slippage and I couldn't adjust them after load was applied...
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