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    I use either of my Guide gear tarps and set them...

    I use either of my Guide gear tarps and set them in porch mode and set the tarp a little higher if no rain is in forecast
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    I'm IN Please Add Me Thanks

    I'm IN Please Add Me




    Thanks
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    Got mine yesterday I am very Happy with it set...

    Got mine yesterday
    I am very Happy with it set up in house for test looks pretty good and for 20.00 it was cheaper than the Guide Gear Tarps

    Woo Hoo!
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    Welcome Back Monkey Hope you feel better soon!

    Welcome Back Monkey

    Hope you feel better soon!
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    ordering now and a sawyer mini squeeze for 19.99...

    ordering now and a sawyer mini squeeze for 19.99 also

    I love AMAZON and Hammock Forums


    thanks cjpepa
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    I'm In Please and Thank you

    I'm In Please and Thank you
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    +1 on Shug's Idea Trekking poles work well i...

    +1 on Shug's Idea
    Trekking poles work well
    i have done it on a recent outing just to see if it would work

    I would carry a pad for laying under you
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    from everything I read about the trail Hostels...

    from everything I read about the trail Hostels and Hotels are the best choice due to restrictions in most areas regarding what they call over the pond as Wild Camping

    I would like to hear actual...
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    I think you are over-reacting a bit Yes...

    I think you are over-reacting a bit

    Yes lightning can be dangerous and you should seek shelter when it is strong, but I believe that most of the time your campground will have tall trees that the...
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    I'm In Please!

    I'm In Please!
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    welcome from Chicago,il

    welcome from Chicago,il
  12. Thread: Tarp Storage

    by scottpash
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    Mine is stored and deployed from a DIY Bishop...

    Mine is stored and deployed from a DIY Bishop sack made from an old sheer material

    It stores in an outside pocket of my pack

    The ridgeline is always attached this way hanging it and storing it...
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    I hang mine on a tree with the straps or will...

    I hang mine on a tree with the straps or will hang it from a Tree limb with some rope and a carabiner if I think there are chances of critters stealing anything
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    Great Views Wish I was there We have a warm...

    Great Views Wish I was there

    We have a warm spell also but is 40 Degrees F
  15. Looks Like a Great Time Wish I could have made...

    Looks Like a Great Time

    Wish I could have made It
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    I sure wish I could make it 58' is "HOT" ...

    I sure wish I could make it 58' is "HOT" compared to what we have had in Chicago Lately


    Just having some issues getting out to do any hiking or camping

    Time, $$$$$ and Life just not right ...
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    taugh-tline hitches at the tarp ends closed...

    taugh-tline hitches at the tarp ends closed loops at the stake end
  18. Thread: WTB Headlamp

    by scottpash
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    I have a Rayovac Sportsman that I have used for...

    I have a Rayovac Sportsman that I have used for about 5 years I think I paid around $8.00 for it

    cheap but pretty rugged uses 3aaa batteries

    see link...
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    I'll take one just PM me your Address ...

    I'll take one

    just PM me your Address


    Thanks
    Scott
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    No I can not make it

    No I can not make it
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    wiki on GI Joe Cross Country His real name...

    wiki on GI Joe Cross Country


    His real name is Robert M. Blais, and his rank is that of sergeant E-5. Cross-Country was born in Greensboro, North Carolina.

    Cross-Country's primary military...
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    pdf maps of the area can be had here ...

    pdf maps of the area can be had here

    http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/shawnee/maps-pubs/?cid=stelprdb5268913

    or here...
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    PU coating should withstand water I have a...

    PU coating should withstand water

    I have a problem with the term "waterproof"

    I have stayed very Dry in Very Heavy Rains with a PU coated tarp
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    I Love My ENO Doublenest and have been using it...

    I Love My ENO Doublenest and have been using it about 3 years

    admittedly I have not owned a different one , but if it ain't broke don't fix it

    I have always been comfortable in it

    I added...
  25. Thread: IL>IL hang?

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    You are right about the walk in sites sorta of ...

    You are right about the walk in sites sorta of
    When I hiked the I&M I was going West and stayed in Illini State Park I of course walked in and then just did the self check in at the office(Put...
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    I too am still testing my Puffer jacket quilts...

    I too am still testing my Puffer jacket quilts just waiting for the temps to drop a little more here in Chicago area

    coldest so far with no problems was about 40F
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    My DIY Fronkey style made from Ikea curtains does...

    My DIY Fronkey style made from Ikea curtains does keep in the heat and I have found that in about 40' temps I have to uncover to not overheat!

    I used my DIY Puffer underquilt and Topquilt and was...
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    I am still trying to find the time to do this as...

    I am still trying to find the time to do this as a thru hike just can't nail down any dates as of yet.
  29. I have a bishop bag of sorts (DIY from nylon...

    I have a bishop bag of sorts (DIY from nylon shirt material) and I use it as a quick deploy system and simple storage system the ridge line stays attached and gets stored after being rolled up in a...
  30. Thread: IL>IL hang?

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    looks like I will not be able to make it this...

    looks like I will not be able to make it this weekend
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    Poll: The Wife and Closeness will also keep me Away...

    The Wife and Closeness will also keep me Away From Full Time Hanging

    Just need to plan more trips :) to the woods
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    I am trying to finish up the hennepin canal trail...

    I am trying to finish up the hennepin canal trail only about 15 miles left

    Lock 19 to Lock 3 so I think I will be west of you guys that day

    I just finished a 3 day trip from the Iowa border...
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    Hotel with Hammock Room

    I was Roaming the internet and found this Interesting

    I wonder if this is a trend in the making

    http://www.ilesdusalut.com/

    go to the prices page
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    thats what I did with mine so it fits in my foot...

    thats what I did with mine so it fits in my foot box of my DIY Puffer jacket TQ
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    Please add me I'm In!

    Please add me I'm In!
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    I have the Elephant Trunks and I Like Them Alot ...

    I have the Elephant Trunks and I Like Them Alot

    They are connected to 8 ft straps with a loop on one end

    I am thinking about adding a Dutch Buckle though
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    I have recently timed myself just over 1 min...

    I have recently timed myself

    just over 1 min for tarp

    and 3.5 mins for Hammock and bug net
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    I like the pink mason line NO Tripping (well...

    I like the pink mason line
    NO Tripping (well Less Tripping):laugh:

    cheap and locally available (loews, Home Depot and Menards all have it)

    It is not as light and tangle free as Zing-It /...
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    I do a similar thing but I use the cheap hair...

    I do a similar thing but I use the cheap hair ties
    They are $1 or so for 10 -20 in a pack
    they do break after a while but they are cheap and easy to use

    I larks head them on to my tarp

    ...
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    +1 Taught line hitch one of the first knots I...

    +1 Taught line hitch one of the first knots I learned in Boy Scouts many many years ago
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    Welcome from Northern Illinois

    Welcome from Northern Illinois
  42. I made my Fronkey style net using polyester ikea...

    I made my Fronkey style net using polyester ikea curtains they are or seem to be very durable and I think should hold up well in UV light

    Just made the net 3 weeks ago and only had it out 4 days...
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    $20 for 10-15 square foot coverage ...

    $20 for 10-15 square foot coverage
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-Stops-Rust-18-oz-NeverWet-Multi-Purpose-Spray-Kit-274232/204216476#.UccvQZw0zKd

    Lets see 10x 10 tarp is 100square ft so...
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    I use a spreadsheet that I made to keep track of...

    I use a spreadsheet that I made to keep track of gear and weights also

    just seems to be an OCD thing with me also
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    check out Strapworks...

    check out Strapworks
    http://www.strapworks.com/Seatbelt_Webbing_s/902.htm
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    I cannot see a reason for this Your hammock needs...

    I cannot see a reason for this Your hammock needs to stay Dry and most take up very little space in a pack.

    The idea of stringing your whoopee through it seems interesting, but I always strap my...
  47. Thread: Ikea Hammock

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    I am thinking about one of this and then cutting...

    I am thinking about one of this and then cutting the bottom pole and put an extender in

    What is any thoughts and concerns with this

    Do you think it can work

    The weight is just perfect I am...
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    Yeah Me Too I am 6ft 260lb Will two screws in...

    Yeah Me Too I am 6ft 260lb Will two screws in each end in a wall stud Hold ME :scared:
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    Never been there , but I checked My Maps and...

    Never been there , but I checked My Maps and there is a Horse Trail of about 5 miles and The Red Oak Trail looks to be about 7 Miles Both appear to be loops

    There is a campground (Oak Ridge)...
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    I think this is what you are talking about...

    I think this is what you are talking about Wolverine

    They look good I have them for my research

    ...
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