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  1. Just be sure to have a touch of slack in the...

    Just be sure to have a touch of slack in the line, easier to release. They're designed this way for one-handed operation..
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    Had a XTherm with me last week in my bridge, took...

    Had a XTherm with me last week in my bridge, took it down to 2*F, -11*F chill, mummy shaped and 20oz. The lay is awesome. I use a rectangle one as well, makes the lay nice, tuff to tell the...
  3. any rope & good biners. Any rope that pass...

    any rope & good biners. Any rope that pass through the openings .. You're not carrying it or exposing it to weather, so it matters very little. Use biners so you can get it out of the way and rehang...
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    A shot of my Smokehouse and a few of the Vortex Cylinder Stove from TiGoat..
  5. I set up a Clark Jungle in. 3500 cargo van....

    I set up a Clark Jungle in. 3500 cargo van. Fortunately it had the steel safety cage w/ door behind the seats .. I used two Amsteel loops and biners.. One on the safety doors top cross bar and the...
  6. Hey Guy, likewise, .. I doubt I'll do much if any...

    Hey Guy, likewise, .. I doubt I'll do much if any hiking on this one, maybe a day out with Two Tents & Ben. I have some big miles to do later this year.
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    No, but you help prevent the loss of warmth that...

    No, but you help prevent the loss of warmth that you can establish by convention heat loss. You'll never heat the air mass inside a tarp by your body alone.
  8. I spoke to Two Tents a few weeks back, I'm under...

    I spoke to Two Tents a few weeks back, I'm under the impression he'll be trying to attend this year .. As I
  9. 103623 Some serious snow drifts SOBO out of...

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    Some serious snow drifts SOBO out of Roan High Knob
  10. The driver said we might be able to get within 5...

    The driver said we might be able to get within 5 miles of the Gap ..

    Any word from MM ? My text to him hasn't been replied to as of yet
  11. I'm heading out shortly, if I can't get close...

    I'm heading out shortly, if I can't get close enough to Craver's Gap then I'm going to return to the hostel, I was just told most of the roads above 3000' are impassable without chains 4x4 etc. I'm...
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  13. 16 miles is a good day on perfect trail...

    16 miles is a good day on perfect trail conditions, 16 miles, 6"+ of snow, unbroken trail ( more then likely) and more snow forecasted for Saturday. A challenge for sure. Be sure to have crampons.
  14. Yes, I have a ride picking me at 10am, local...

    Yes, I have a ride picking me at 10am, local shuttle, I wanted to go to Hughes Gap but was told the the best bet was up 19E, with a chance that I might be hiking up some of the way to Craver's Gap....
  15. That's about 4200" elevation..one of the locals...

    That's about 4200" elevation..one of the locals would have to chime in on if it would be passable FIMB, since it's a minor road that ends there .. I'd gander it wouldn't be a good bet. There's...
  16. Overmountain is about 3000" elevation in 5 miles...

    Overmountain is about 3000" elevation in 5 miles .. UP ^.... About 10 from 19E .. You're going to this Friday night ??
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    The lowest water sources indicated on the bottom right corner is...
  17. I'll try to get word out on Craver's Gap, I'm...

    I'll try to get word out on Craver's Gap, I'm heading there tomorrow at 10am, if anything I'll send word via J-Walker ( the awesome shuttle service & fellow hammocker) & LD Cakes. If I can get a...
  18. SOBO from 19E Applehouse is 5/10 ths in,...

    SOBO from 19E Applehouse is 5/10 ths in, unreliable water source ( should be fine now ) .. There's is a bridge 2/10ths in, before Applehouse, that crosses a stream and has tent sites that you can...
  19. I would highly recommend anybody that plans on...

    I would highly recommend anybody that plans on arriving late, past sunset, Fri. To take up Ice's offer and hang at his farm and come up Sat. Hiking in, in the dark, in this conditions and having to...
  20. Indian Grave Gap ?? I saw foots print go in about...

    Indian Grave Gap ?? I saw foots print go in about a 1/4 mile turn around. Yours??



    no concerns if you can't make it, I can Resupply in town

    Thanks for all the concern, truly humbles my...
  21. Heading out now, I have atleast six days of food,...

    Heading out now, I have atleast six days of food, there's maybe 2 inches of snow on the ground, last nights low was 25*F, I'll see you all (ya'll) at the Knob.. Drive safe people !!
  22. I'm at Uncle Johnny's hostel in Erwin, lock and...

    I'm at Uncle Johnny's hostel in Erwin, lock and loaded. I did enhance my gear for this hike for the negative temps. If conditions deem the trail impasse, I'll hold here and head out or shuttle when...
  23. The first rule of The Stealth Hammock Club is...

    The first rule of The Stealth Hammock Club is .........
  24. 103046 Solo, ... Looks like fine hiking...

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    Solo, ... Looks like fine hiking weather to me .. Starting at Erwin Tuesday morning .. I'll be at Roan Friday ..
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    103018 103019 These are from Cascade Designs...

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    These are from Cascade Designs / ThermaRest's website ..
  26. That would make for one hungry wolf if not ......

    That would make for one hungry wolf if not ... Got the PM .. Thanks
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    43*F .. I was uncomfortably cold, I had shorts...

    43*F .. I was uncomfortably cold, I had shorts and poly T-shirt on. Since I was testing, I bailed instead of messing with adding a layer.
  28. Looking for who's driving to Cravers Gap and...

    Looking for who's driving to Cravers Gap and parking, that I can mail a Resupply package to. I'll, of course hike to grab my Resupply .. Unless you'd like to provide courier services as well. I'm...
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    The perfect Florida hideaway ... Nicely done .....

    The perfect Florida hideaway ... Nicely done .. such pleasure in laying in your creations
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    Where there's a will, there's a way .. Nice find

    Where there's a will, there's a way .. Nice find
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    I used the polyester from Strapworks in mine .....

    I used the polyester from Strapworks in mine .. Lower stretch, more abrasion resistance, less water absorption . Take advantage of their grab bag offering too ..
  32. Thread: Cuben Fiber

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    That would be Sgt. Rocks .. It spilt due to the...

    That would be Sgt. Rocks .. It spilt due to the abrasions of sleeping in it. This is me in it. 102501
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    Thanks Wildman, not sure what the weight limit...

    Thanks Wildman, not sure what the weight limit would be, with the Cuben fiber as support underneath it could be pretty high, up to 300 lbs or so .. I'm 180 so anything 200 or so works for me. I'm...
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    Oh hell yeah .. Love the hang ...throw a cross...

    Oh hell yeah .. Love the hang ...throw a cross bar along the top and you'd be golden
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    Thanks, I'll be bringing this one with me to...

    Thanks, I'll be bringing this one with me to further test. See ' ya soon.
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    When I see you post a new video, I brew myself a...

    When I see you post a new video, I brew myself a fresh cup of coffee, for I know I'm about to be treated to sensory appreciation at all levels, all the while your ability to capture beauty at levels...
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    If you're going from apex to apex for structural...

    If you're going from apex to apex for structural RL, I would suggest have someone take a measurement while you're laying in the hammock. If you're using a net less bridge .. You would need something...
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    cool project and nicely done .. Nothing finer...

    cool project and nicely done .. Nothing finer then floating in the air within a contraption conceived and built by yourself ... If man only had wings
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    Why do you think you need one ??

    Why do you think you need one ??
  40. A new rub recipe tonight .. About to come off the...

    A new rub recipe tonight .. About to come off the grill ... See ya again soon old buddy
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  41. Thanks to all that attended. My trip report is...

    Thanks to all that attended. My trip report is two words..... Utopian Paradise

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  42. I don't think any gear room is complete until you...

    I don't think any gear room is complete until you have one from each
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    That's just Karma coming full circle, your mind...

    That's just Karma coming full circle, your mind is wonder of the world, your work ethic, inspirational... I totally concur, first impression is everything and to this point, I have no qualms what so...
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    Thank-You .. I always like picking your brain too...

    Thank-You .. I always like picking your brain too ...
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    I truly enjoyed talking with you, as I told, any...

    I truly enjoyed talking with you, as I told, any thing I can do to make your hike work, let me know..
    With a 20 oz. 5.7R, pad, I'm actually shaving weight for that amount of insulation, unless...
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    Are the handles detachable ? I choose the MS...

    Are the handles detachable ? I choose the MS because they have the 1/4" threaded camera mount on the ends, the only other ones I have seen are from REI, ..

    The torsional load is pretty high, if...
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    Nice meeting you as well, I will NEVER forget...

    Nice meeting you as well, I will NEVER forget your bacon jerky ...
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    Thanks .. They're sewn on, I cut them to the...

    Thanks .. They're sewn on, I cut them to the depth I wanted 12" on the head, 18" on the foot. Drew a arc at the widths. Didn't consider Cuben for caps at all, I want as much ventilation as possible,...
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    I put this together to be used without an UQ. I...

    I put this together to be used without an UQ. I need a system that allows me to sleep as seamlessly as possible in any environment. I didn't want to compromise comfort, weight, or efficiency. If...
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    Thanks guy, I like it too !! Thanks,...

    Thanks guy, I like it too !!



    Thanks, missed you at FHV.

    Thank, posting performance below
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