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    You wont find one right in traverse but there are...

    You wont find one right in traverse but there are campgrounds about 20nto 30 miles outside of town in pretty much any direction you go. One of my favorites is Baxter bridge . Its listed as manton but...
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    My girlfriend took a spill early the first day so...

    My girlfriend took a spill early the first day so ended up staying a 8A but she did finish the mrt side. It was her first real backpacking trip so I would call it a win .
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    Never leave home without one.

    I'm pretty sure we all have a ridge line organizer of some kind. A little while back I bought a gear sling from dream hammock. Holy crap I finally got to use it on a trip. It holds so much stuff. And...
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    You guys have made this choice a lot easier...

    You guys have made this choice a lot easier thanks.
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    Manistee river trail

    It was a very busy weekend. As was to be expected. The people were very nice out there which was good. Not a lot a trash. There tends to be in some spots on that trail for whatever reason. The trail...
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    Lol I have my own set up. We are working on the...

    Lol I have my own set up. We are working on the kids as they are taking an interest in backpacking. No one really Likes tents in my family we use them car camping as a necessary evil for the little...
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    Darien has landed

    Wife is overnight testing her new hammock. She has taken a couple naps in it and so far loves it.174807
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    Ok tonight is test night. Wife has her dream...

    Ok tonight is test night. Wife has her dream hammock Darien up wrapped with a Phoenix 30 degree under quilt and Covington up in a 30 degree burrow.174806
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    30 degree burrow 30 Phoenix

    30 degree burrow 30 Phoenix
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    Today is a good day.

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    Getting ready for our trip memorial weekend.
    Going to be testing all gear this weekend rain or shine. Pictures of quilts to come .
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    Happy birthday

    Happy birthday
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    Ok so this tarp will be the final piece to...

    Ok so this tarp will be the final piece to complete my kit. Every other piece is cottage vender. Except my tarp. While I do love this tarp it's very vs very big. My base weight so no food or water is...
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    Cubin fiber/dyneema tarps

    Is it worth the cost? I know lighter is better in backpacking. But is it worth it to spend 200 to 300 dollars more? Looking at the journey from hg and the dyneema tarp with doors not the palace.
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    We have been looking for totes to put them in....

    We have been looking for totes to put them in. Running a little low on storage space lol.
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    Michigan is either cold or hot. We dont seem to...

    Michigan is either cold or hot. We dont seem to get an in between
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    Off season storage

    I have a 0 degree incubator hanging in its storage sack in my gear closet. Will it be ok to hang there the whole summer/fall seasons or will the down migrate?
  17. Thread: Gear sling

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    I ended up buying the gear sling. Thanks for the...

    I ended up buying the gear sling. Thanks for the video shug.
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    I seen the video shug. It's part of the reason I...

    I seen the video shug. It's part of the reason I started looking at them.
  19. Thread: Gear sling

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    Gear sling

    I am thinking about purchasing a gear sling. Does anyone have any experience with them?
  20. Thread: Winter set up

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    These are all great.

    These are all great.
  21. Thread: Winter set up

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    Winter set up

    What did everyone use this winter? Let's see them.
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  22. Thread: Spring fever

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    Spring fever

    Just ordered a dream hammock Darian for the wife. We ordered a 30 degree and a 40 degree Phoenix pretty excited .
  23. I'm dialed in for winter camping. I was looking...

    I'm dialed in for winter camping. I was looking for food type info. Lol.
  24. Thread: Darien

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    I don't seem to get calf ridge either. I also...

    I don't seem to get calf ridge either. I also have a raven. Our next hammock the wife wants a darian. I hope yours works out.
  25. So as of right now it's looking like I am going...

    So as of right now it's looking like I am going to be able to make it up there. Total noon when it comes to group hangs what exactly do I need to bring? I know there is a link for directions. Looking...
  26. Thread: Econ incubator 0

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    Getting up to green timbers is the plan as of...

    Getting up to green timbers is the plan as of right now. That's why I want to make sure everything is perfect before I go. It's a couple hours from home lol.
  27. Thread: Econ incubator 0

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    Econ incubator 0

    Two nights ago I tried hanging overnight. I finally thought I had everything perfect. Well i was wrong I felt wind and cold and It didn't make any sense. It had been 30ish degrees and my under quilt...
  28. Thread: Fail.

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    Update. The new spider poly straps from dutchware...

    Update. The new spider poly straps from dutchware work great.
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    Advice for summer quilts

    Purchased a 0 degree econ incubator for this winter. I love this quilt. I have had it in the high teens here in michigan. So me and the wife are getting two more quilts this summer. We can't decide...
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    I just ordered straps on Saturday,I was going to...

    I just ordered straps on Saturday,I was going to send an email. Thought i would check here first.
  31. Thread: Fail.

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    Isn't that what this forum is for,to help the...

    Isn't that what this forum is for,to help the next guy lol. No one is perfect. Life would be boring that way. If someone else can learn from my screw up I'm happy for it.
  32. Thread: Fail.

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    I have learned my lesson about nylon webbing. No...

    I have learned my lesson about nylon webbing. No it wasn't the stores fault. My straps never broke but are not usable for hanging my hammock. When my order from Dutch gets in I will try those straps....
  33. Thread: Fail.

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    Your right. I shouldn't have bought the no name...

    Your right. I shouldn't have bought the no name straps. I even asked the guy at the store the weight rating. He didn't know but I bought them anyway being impatient. To be fair to the store though...
  34. Thread: Fail.

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    They were just some no name nylon straps. They...

    They were just some no name nylon straps. They cut them to length at the store. I didn't think they would stretch either. I bought the spider poly blend straps tonight. I'm hoping they work out...
  35. I would like to try to make it if my work...

    I would like to try to make it if my work schedule allows. I have some new winter gear that I think will work out well.
  36. Thread: Fail.

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    Fail.

    Trying out new gear tonight. Getting ready for winter. New straps that I bought from local camping store failed. Didn't break but stretched to the point I ended up on the ground. So I went to...
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    It's not a bad i idea. I have seen people layer...

    It's not a bad i idea. I have seen people layer underquilts.
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    Here is what the set up looks like. Today it's a...

    Here is what the set up looks like. Today it's a bit warm but oh well. 42 degrees I have a dream hammock raven with overcover. It has a large vent at the head end. Hammock gear 0 degree econ...
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    Top cover for winter

    My top cover just came in for my raven. I was wondering if anyone had experience with top covers what should I expect for warmth and such. Yes I still plan on using a tarp. Anything to cut the wind...
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    Thanksgiving gear test.

    Getting away from the smells of thanksgiving. doing a test hang in the yard. Been out for about an hour temps are 16 degrees. Inside my hammock is sitting at 65 degrees.
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    I don't think I get quite as cold here as you do...

    I don't think I get quite as cold here as you do lol.
    I got my underquilt this morning I have been letting it loft all day. Around 3:30 I took it out for a test hang. Last year I used a synthetic...
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    For some reason it gave a couple pics twice. I...

    For some reason it gave a couple pics twice. I can't wait to get this on my hammock. It's 25 degrees right now I think after it lofts up a bit it will a good time to test it out.
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    Look what showed up this...

    Look what showed up this morning.170079170079170080170080170081
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    I just got the email that it shipped

    I just got the email that it shipped
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    I can't wait for my quilt to get here. It's going...

    I can't wait for my quilt to get here. It's going on week 5 and I'm driving the wife crazy lol
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    Good advise

    Good advise
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    winter underquilt

    Just bought the hammock gear econ incubator 0. This winter should be much warmer then last winter. I tried patching gear together last year,
    It didnt work out as well as i hoped. oh well live and...
  48. Thread: First down

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    Maybe lol.

    Maybe lol.
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    First down

    I'm getting excited. In about a week I am going to be able to buy my first down underquilt. I own synthetic quilts already but they aren't much good in the dead of winter. Which is when I do most of...
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    Let me see what I can do. I have been having...

    Let me see what I can do. I have been having trouble uploading. I do have some over on Facebook hammock forums group page.
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