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  1. Thread: The Army Poncho

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    I use mine as a tarp all the time. I set it up...

    I use mine as a tarp all the time. I set it up diagonally two points to the ground and two points on a guyline. If it's windy I'll make a lean to. If I expect heavy rain I'll carry two ans snap them...
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    your missing the point its an ultralight bivy...

    your missing the point its an ultralight bivy that collapses inside a rain jacket.
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    skip the pad, and get yourself a wool blanket,...

    skip the pad, and get yourself a wool blanket, and some paracord. tie two corners to the ends of your hammock. there you go a wool hammock, and you can fold the other corners in to double it up. if...
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    I have done it this way before. but my setup is...

    I have done it this way before. but my setup is very knot dependent, so I never recommend it for beginners. I use an all cord suspension, gasp, but it's 5/16" cord and I tie a clove hitch around the...
  5. so you know that not knot knot is a timber hitch,...

    so you know that not knot knot is a timber hitch, little easier to say. big fan of your channel can't wait for more.
  6. Thread: Fire vs Hammock

    by soysos
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    there are two dangers with having a fire close to...

    there are two dangers with having a fire close to your shelter, embers, and flare-ups. the biggest factor in these dangers are what you burn, and how you burn it. soft woods like pine and cedar never...
  7. Thread: Fire vs Hammock

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    if you set your tarp high in a lean to. then...

    if you set your tarp high in a lean to. then build a small fire in front. it will keep you nice and toasty.
  8. if you tie it right ropes do not cause any more...

    if you tie it right ropes do not cause any more damage to the tree than webbing. I keep 30' of cord in two 15' lengths, I tie a clove hitch around the tree, secured with a bowline, then attach it to...
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    Sticky: first set up military jungle hammock $25 ebay...

    first set up
    military jungle hammock $25 ebay 4lb
    wool blanket $10 surplus shop 2lb
    ya really heavy but with 20* sleeping bag kept me warm to 10*

    I have since gone to something lighter...
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    the biggest tarp I have is an 8' square witch...

    the biggest tarp I have is an 8' square witch weighs 12oz, my two ponchos are about 15 combined. here's the kicker either way I'm gonna bring one poncho as rain gear, so the first option only seems...
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    Poll: I really thought there would be more wall tents

    I really thought there would be more wall tents
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    ya but you have to get out of the hammock

    ya but you have to get out of the hammock
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    exactly attach both corners on each side to the...

    exactly attach both corners on each side to the stakes at the foot end, after placing your stakes at the head end. then if you wake up to the sounds of rain, I usually hear it on the trees before it...
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    Poll: I think the superfly is more of a tent than a...

    I think the superfly is more of a tent than a tarp.
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    Poll: no tarp as a tent.

    no tarp as a tent.
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    it depends on if you like to see the stars. with...

    it depends on if you like to see the stars. with a full ridgeline you can set up the tarp the pull it half way down, then pull up if it starts raining.
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    Poll: what is your goto tarp

    after reading through the posts here, I'm curios to see what people are using. I figure there are really 4 types: tarps smaller than 10x10, big tarpes. pup tents witch touch the ground and may have...
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    sorry didn't mean to hijack the thread here. ...

    sorry didn't mean to hijack the thread here.

    all I am saying is there are advantages to smaller tarps especially if you have two of them. I have used my ponchos in a dozen configurations,...
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    this may sound like total asshatery, but...

    this may sound like total asshatery, but everybody here seems to have some huge tarps. my 4x6 ponchos have served me well in just about every weather you can imagine. a smaller tarp has some...
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    it doesn't matter how old you are, or how much...

    it doesn't matter how old you are, or how much experience you have. hicking alone is a huge gamble.
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    there is one very important thing that no one has...

    there is one very important thing that no one has touched on yet. you need a third person. maybe its just the boy scout in me, but I would never go into the backcountry with a group smaller than...
  22. Thread: hanging indoors

    by soysos
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    hanging indoors

    what is the best way to do this. I would like to set up my hammock in the basement, there are exposed supports but nothing I could wrap around. any suggestions would be appreciated.

    I've been...
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    no matter how you attach your hammock there will...

    no matter how you attach your hammock there will always be damage to the tree, usually a scratches or cracks in the bark. nothing that would cause long term damage. even with ropes, if you use the...
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    the ICW I'm talking about is a complete redesign,...

    the ICW I'm talking about is a complete redesign, for the modular sleep system.
  25. true the less you can compress a bag, the less it...

    true the less you can compress a bag, the less it will compress under you. synthetics have another advantage in that they are usually hallow fibers. meaning the interlocking fibers create loft, but...
  26. your weight does compress the insulation, but...

    your weight does compress the insulation, but that does not render it useless, just less effective. plus bundling in completely surrounded insulates more efficiently. I use a synthetic sleeping bag,...
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    yes they completely redesigned the system, the...

    yes they completely redesigned the system, the new one has a 3/4 right zipper, a far superior fill, and weighs half as much. not to mention the size difference.
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    the patrol bag is not bulky at all its comparable...

    the patrol bag is not bulky at all its comparable to my old 30* down bag. the patrol bag and bivvy fit snug in an 8x14 stuff sack, it is a little heavier than the down, but down south alot more...
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    personally I find the best way to keep my gear...

    personally I find the best way to keep my gear organized is to keep it packed. I put all my base gear in my pack, the sleeping bags go in there giant stuff sack. so all I have to do the next time is...
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    tie off two corners of the blanket to the ends of...

    tie off two corners of the blanket to the ends of your hammock and fold the other two in.
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    sorry just mesured them there only 5x6 so two...

    sorry just mesured them there only 5x6 so two would be 6x10, a little small to block the wind but a perfect rain covering.
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    you could do it shelter half style lash two...

    you could do it shelter half style lash two rectangular tarps together for one big one. I do it all the time out with my wife, we each cary a poncho with snaps down the long sides. so two 6x10 become...
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    Sticky: let me start out by saying tents are the bane of...

    let me start out by saying tents are the bane of my existence. its not that I mind sleeping on the ground, in fact I find roots in the back to be oddly comfortable. all that time and effort it takes...
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