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    ===> Without question, for me it is a good...

    ===> Without question, for me it is a good quality fixed-blade knife 4 + inches long. With it I can make shelter, fire, traps and snares for food, create water stills. fabricate clothing from natural...
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    ===> Nice hang! Rain always makes time slow down...

    ===> Nice hang! Rain always makes time slow down for me. Love solo hanging, and it looks like you had a great hang!

    ~ SkyPainter
  3. ===> Looks like I'm out for this hang, dang it! ...

    ===> Looks like I'm out for this hang, dang it! Friday night I have a function to attend, and I will be cooking on Sunday at the Food Pantry in Lynn. Kinda eats-up that weekend. Hope you guys have...
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    ==> JUST too much?? Too much stuff is not enough...

    ==> JUST too much?? Too much stuff is not enough stuff! Never enough hammocking/camping/fishing/hiking stuff. Impossible to attain. But keep trying!!

    ~ SkyPainter - who walks that walk
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    ===> I found a few pics taken at the hang when my...

    ===> I found a few pics taken at the hang when my phone was still working. Will try to xfer them to a laptop and then post them up here - I can't seem to post from the phone itself.

    What a blast!...
  6. ===> Another great video HD! Thanks for sharing...

    ===> Another great video HD! Thanks for sharing the hang with us! Having just come from our NEHHA Winter Hang here in New England I am struck by the similarities of winter hanging for us all. ...
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    ===> Hey Bill! I am up for any of it. I can...

    ===> Hey Bill! I am up for any of it. I can also do mid-week hangs easily. Already committed for Valentines Weekend, but I will stay in touch. Sounds like a good yearly plan! Which hammock did...
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    ===> I wish. Can't use a straw, no real cold or...

    ===> I wish. Can't use a straw, no real cold or hot foods, nothing chewy or crusty. Basically just drinking crap. More surgery coming. Be careful of the cold out there! And enjoy!! Can't wait...
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    ===> Weekend. Sorry dude. Can't even drive on...

    ===> Weekend. Sorry dude. Can't even drive on these drugs. Extractions, stitches, Root canal...this ain't fun. Pissed I can't get to try out my new Warbonnet XLC!

    Aarrrrrrgh!

    ~ Sky
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    ===> I was going Friday. But I am out. �� just...

    ===> I was going Friday. But I am out. �� just had major dental surgery, more coming. I love Vicodin.

    ~ Sky
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    ===> My snowshoes and Pulk should be ready. It's...

    ===> My snowshoes and Pulk should be ready. It's all the other gear and my new hammock that are not. Meh. We deal. These woods are worth the trip. My tarp suspension is set (thanks Dutch! Love...
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    ===> Looks like snowshoes and Pulks this weekend...

    ===> Looks like snowshoes and Pulks this weekend for sure.

    ~ SkyPainter
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    ===> I would be up for it as well. Hell, I drove...

    ===> I would be up for it as well. Hell, I drove 6 1/2 hours to the Jersey Winter Hang from Boston, for ONE night two years ago! I hung in a NY State Park (Mills-Norrie State Park in Poukeepsie)...
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    ===> Welcome from Boston, MA! We have several...

    ===> Welcome from Boston, MA! We have several Aussie hangers on here - maybe you could connect with a couple and meet-up to see/try some hammock rigs. Stay here, read, read, read!

    ~ SkyPainter
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    ===> Awww....we had no leftovers, Brucie! Sorry!...

    ===> Awww....we had no leftovers, Brucie! Sorry! LOL! One of the rules for deep winter camping is core body temperature control. Aside from layered insulation, it is a matter of "calories in,...
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    ===> My new Warbonnet XLC with over cover arrived...

    ===> My new Warbonnet XLC with over cover arrived today!! ��. So this could be the test hang for it!

    ~ Sky The Happy Hanger
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    ===> Lots of bacon....

    ===> Lots of bacon....
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    ===> Try number two. 100920 This one...

    ===> Try number two.

    100920

    This one worked!! Not sure what I did, tho. These are my new seatback covers - save a LOT of crap from rolling around in the vehicle, or getting lost (!) no matter...
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    NEHHA Camp Kitchen 2015

    ===> This is a test - trying to get pics to post.

    NEHHA Firepit 2015:

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    hmmmm....
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    ===> Another nice video and record of a NEHHA...

    ===> Another nice video and record of a NEHHA hang, Tom! Thanks for your effort in that cold, and in putting this together! If anyone ever leaves a NEHHA hang hungry it means their jaw has been...
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    ===> Congratulations to you all! May you live a...

    ===> Congratulations to you all! May you live a long, healthy, and well-travelled life together! Love well, fight fair, and make sure you memorialize life in pictures, for those to come after.
    ...
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    ===> I will bring a smaller 2-burner propane...

    ===> I will bring a smaller 2-burner propane stove and a griddle then. Also a coupla pounds of bacon and some eggs. Depends on the room on my Pulk if I need other stuff. Hopefully there will be...
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    ===> Zappa870 never made it.

    ===> Zappa870 never made it.
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    ===> I don't think you can or should bring...

    ===> I don't think you can or should bring firewood in. It's a small campground, and the wood they sell helps keep them afloat. We brought our own stoves the first time, and did cook a bit over a...
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    ===> I can't update the spreadsheet from this...

    ===> I can't update the spreadsheet from this phone - you can put me in, Jerry.

    Thanks!

    ~ Sky
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    ===> On the calendar. I will probably go up...

    ===> On the calendar. I will probably go up Friday afternoon, to get the extra night hanging in and fiddle with some stoves, and my new hammock should it arrive in time. I LOVE those woods!

    ~ Sky
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    ===>. FYI ... REI in Reading has mid weight...

    ===>. FYI ... REI in Reading has mid weight Northface Fleece Pants on sale for $37! Great deal!
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    ===> Okay with me! I liked hanging there both...

    ===> Okay with me! I liked hanging there both times we did!
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    ===> Hey Jerry - I'm in. If you call Paul remind...

    ===> Hey Jerry - I'm in. If you call Paul remind him it is us again, but smaller this time! Thinking of hiking back to where we first hung? Should be fun! I hope to have my new XLC by then, would...
  30. ===> Nice video! Thanks for sharing! Just came...

    ===> Nice video! Thanks for sharing! Just came back from a -5* F hang here in Massachusetts. Winter hanging is incomparable! One suggestion - Snowshoes!

    ~ SkyPainter
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    ===> Awesome, Tim! Hopefully the money will help...

    ===> Awesome, Tim! Hopefully the money will help get more kids involved with the natural world, and help with the education of those who already are. Hammock Forum members, and our incredible...
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    ===> FRED!! How ya doing buddy? We we thinking...

    ===> FRED!! How ya doing buddy? We we thinking about you at the hang! Good to hear from you! Yes, you did get some reflective cord for zipper loops at the last hang we were at together. I just...
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    ===> Yeah, I have internal and external loops on...

    ===> Yeah, I have internal and external loops on the zippers of the hammock body, but this was the first time deploying the Spindrift Sock (as you know - YOU put it on for me!), and had not put...
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    ===> Thanks folks. I have bad circulation in my...

    ===> Thanks folks. I have bad circulation in my hands and feet from Diabetes anyway, so the -5* made them numb pretty quickly. I should have warmed them up under my armpits before trying to grab...
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    ===> Thanks guys. Saw the doc the day after I...

    ===> Thanks guys. Saw the doc the day after I got home. I have what he termed, "A Pre-frostbite condition known as 'Frostnip'". The real damage was nerve and soft-tissue damage, from squeezing...
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    ===> Oh, ye doubters and skeptics! Google Silver...

    ===> Oh, ye doubters and skeptics! Google Silver and Nanotechnology, then let your imagination run free. You might be close. We may be having fun with this, but wait until it becomes available! ...
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    ===> Sounds like you might do okay. I just...

    ===> Sounds like you might do okay. I just returned from a -5* F hang in Massachusetts. My 0* UQ is just that. Once it dipped below 0*, my back began to get very cool - not cold per se, but very...
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    ===> Okay. Every hang I find/see/learn about...

    ===> Okay. Every hang I find/see/learn about things I want. This last hang, I decided that a Warbonnet XLC DL should be in my hammock garage. Just ordered it it WITH the top cover, as I do get out...
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    ===> naperica - It was great meeting you, and...

    ===> naperica - It was great meeting you, and glad you enjoyed hanging with this bunch of Loonies in the cold! Also glad you got to see all the differing varieties of gear, suspensions, and cold...
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    ===> Dang! You just gave a lot of it away Dude!...

    ===> Dang! You just gave a lot of it away Dude! ��
  41. ===> Out for this hang yet again. 😡 Will be...

    ===> Out for this hang yet again. 😡 Will be packing up and moving youngest daughter back into college that weekend. Enjoy, everyone! Don't be cold, and don't ever be hungry!

    ~ SkyPainter
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    ===> Regarding the stakes breaking, couldn't...

    ===> Regarding the stakes breaking, couldn't locate my usual solid steel stakes that I have driven through rocks in the past, so I used the gold-colored Easton aluminum stakes instead. They went...
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    ===> Wrong. But once Dutch announces it for...

    ===> Wrong. But once Dutch announces it for real, and somehow manages to ramp-up retail production, the world is gonna change.

    ~ SkyPainter
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    ===> I won a Shemaugh in the raffle, and had it...

    ===> I won a Shemaugh in the raffle, and had it wrapped all the way around my face last night. But my fingers were hosed trying to get the Sock open and closed! Still burns, kinda whitefish, and now...
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    ===> Gastar gave us two good overviews of them. ...

    ===> Gastar gave us two good overviews of them. I may pick-up a bunch. Especially for the hammock.

    ~ Sky
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    ===> Yep! What a blast! Turns out I have a touch...

    ===> Yep! What a blast! Turns out I have a touch of Frostbite on both thumbs and forefingers when, at -5* I was wrestling with the tiny zippers on my RidgeRunner Hammock Sock! Even 30 seconds in...
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    ===> I saw you doing that! What a great idea! ...

    ===> I saw you doing that! What a great idea! Did it fell warmer in your hands, or just the coffee? And my Hammock Sock will never be the same! Bring on the cold weather!

    ~ SkyPainter
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    ===> Dude! Before you got back to the campfire...

    ===> Dude! Before you got back to the campfire Dutch had us promise there would be no pictures! Once he releases it on his site, only then can we discuss details. I will say this- the only way I...
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    ===> GUYS! PLEASE! Dutch showed/demo'd this to...

    ===> GUYS! PLEASE! Dutch showed/demo'd this to us in confidence! Although once it actually becomes available, it will revolutionize hammocking, and camping/survival in general. What an amazing...
  50. ===> Dude! You CAN'T Fold! I just raised an M4...

    ===> Dude! You CAN'T Fold! I just raised an M4 A1 Sniper Rifle with a modified Starlight Scope!
    You can cover the raise with your stainless steel tripod grille!

    ~ Sky - who should be sleeping...
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