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    I was fortunate enough to make a number of forays...

    I was fortunate enough to make a number of forays into the Eagle Cap during the three years I worked as the Malheur NF recreation planner. I camped at a couple of the places you have pics of.
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    If I'm not mistaken, I believe I've seen those...

    If I'm not mistaken, I believe I've seen those kids in Kardinal's videos too???

    Gorgeous video and country. What type of drone are you using for the aerial shots?

    The mushrooms look a lot like...
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    Hard to beat a mid-day nap in a hammock :thumbup1:

    Hard to beat a mid-day nap in a hammock :thumbup1:
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    Yes, there is a kickstarter for this hammock: ...

    Yes, there is a kickstarter for this hammock:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/haventents/haven-tent/pledge/new?clicked_reward=false&ref=video_cta
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    Personally I think it looks like it has a number...

    Personally I think it looks like it has a number of great qualities. It definitely looks like it provides a flat lay and would be one of the best side sleeping hammocks available. Doesn't look like...
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    Howdy and enjoy HF. I have several hammocks made...

    Howdy and enjoy HF. I have several hammocks made in Switzerland. Three of Luke's Hammocktent 90 degree hammocks (Alpha, Beta, and a Gamma) This is not counting two I have sold to others to enjoy. ...
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    welcome to HF. A lot of good info available and...

    welcome to HF. A lot of good info available and a whole lot more opinions to sort through. :laugh:
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    Thanks for the review. I keep checking the mail...

    Thanks for the review. I keep checking the mail box hoping mine will get here so I can give it a go.

    From the reports, I have an idea that I most likely will be replacing the ridge line with an...
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    I don't know if akvisuals or sandblade have DLs...

    I don't know if akvisuals or sandblade have DLs might considered trading for a SL model. This might provide enough weight reduction to better meet your goals. I personally went for a DL...
  10. Nicely done in some beautiful country. Albeit, a...

    Nicely done in some beautiful country. Albeit, a tad brushy ;-).
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    I can understand your disappointment in the...

    I can understand your disappointment in the advertised weight discrepancies. Personally, when I ordered the Ninox my intent was for it to be used similar to my DH Sparrow, i.e. an all around...
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    I'm a shameless AM radio talk show junkie. Most...

    I'm a shameless AM radio talk show junkie. Most of the tiny backpackable radios only accommodate ear buds. So ear buds/radio accomplishes two purposes, hush the distractions and keeping abreast of...
  13. I was fortunate to spend the first decade of my...

    I was fortunate to spend the first decade of my FS wilderness career working the Bob (aka Bog Marshes), Great Bear (before it was the Great Bear), Scapegoat, and Missions. Then I moved on to the...
  14. Dang, you just have a knack for taking some...

    Dang, you just have a knack for taking some outstanding pics.
  15. Very interesting country. Looks like quite a bit...

    Very interesting country. Looks like quite a bit of rainfall in the gorge area. I see some ferns. Do you eat fern fiddleheads? My wife was Korean and we would gather, and purchase dried,...
  16. 1) purchased a hammocktent 90 degree. 2)...

    1) purchased a hammocktent 90 degree.

    2) lengthened the ridge line in WBBB XLCs and DH Sparrow.
  17. Simple, you just take a job where you have little...

    Simple, you just take a job where you have little to no choice in the matter :laugh:

    As a pup I spent a decade working trails in MT's wilderness areas (bob; scapegoat; great bear; missions).
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    I passed my WBRR along for someone else to enjoy...

    I passed my WBRR along for someone else to enjoy after becoming a 90 degree convert. I like to spend considerable time side sleeping and found the 90HT more comfortable with much less side squeeze. ...
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    Of course, being an old codger, that reminds me...

    Of course, being an old codger, that reminds me of a story. One of my border collies was a rescue from a Sheridan, WY shelter. When I arrived in Sheridan the border collie, a red/white named Rosie,...
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    I found the WBRR had too much squeeze for my...

    I found the WBRR had too much squeeze for my liking and passed it along for a bridge aficionado to enjoy. The Amok foot box area has never appealed to me, but I am glad there are folks who like...
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    I like the vertical tube and warmth of the Synmat...

    I like the vertical tube and warmth of the Synmat 7 MW for many of the uses you describe. The Downmat 7 MW or LW is even better, but more expensive and does not pack down as small as the Synmats.
  22. I have experimented with a number of pads in my...

    I have experimented with a number of pads in my Hammocktent 90 degree, Exped Ergo, and WBRR. For me it depends on what I am up to. For the most warmth I like the vertical tubes and down fill of the...
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    The best of luck on your business endeavors and...

    The best of luck on your business endeavors and enjoy your trip to CT, VT, and on the AT.
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    I am not sure. I know the vendor has been pretty...

    I am not sure. I know the vendor has been pretty active tweaking existing products and bringing out some new products. I'm sure this is the busiest time of the year keeping up filling orders as well...
  25. The G bears are expanding their way southward...

    The G bears are expanding their way southward into the Winds. But there are not many, especially compared to northward.

    Camp in bear country according to sound practices, e.g. camping triangle...
  26. You do realize that one of these days she is...

    You do realize that one of these days she is going to figure out how to search HF and come across your post. She will then realize just how much you value her. The question will then be if she...
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    Go easy on the reconstituted black beans and rice...

    Go easy on the reconstituted black beans and rice and leave the chili at home.
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    Personally, I would not chance ruining my...

    Personally, I would not chance ruining my hammocks for the convenience of letting my dog in. They have been perfectly content being out and about on their own and having their own accommodations. ...
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    Nice hammock from a fine cottage vendor family. ...

    Nice hammock from a fine cottage vendor family. I know I enjoy my DH Sparrow and former Raven.
  30. In a bed I am probably spend 66% of my time on...

    In a bed I am probably spend 66% of my time on one side or the other and the rest on my back. In a GE it is probably more like 20% on my sides and 80% on my back.

    That is one reason, like the...
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    Unfortunately I have committed not to reveal that...

    Unfortunately I have committed not to reveal that information by a vendor who thought the idea was interesting enough to keep under wraps until they have had time to assess bringing it to market. ...
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    I purchased a AHD Ridgecreek when I had a WBRR. ...

    I purchased a AHD Ridgecreek when I had a WBRR. As my first foray into using a UQ instead of an insulated pad. The reasons for choosing a synthetic UQ have been listed by others. The WBRR has long...
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    I did get burned on one KS, a GPS tracking device...

    I did get burned on one KS, a GPS tracking device for my dog. Never materialized and no further communications. Also had an excellent experience backing the Gosnell movie undertaking. I believed...
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    Looks like you have a worthy partner for back...

    Looks like you have a worthy partner for back country forays. Great to take care of those who give us so much joy in return.
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    I suppose if you "took a chance on a complete...

    I suppose if you "took a chance on a complete unknown" you actually have no one to blame but yourself, or whine about, because there was sufficient information to be found from Ninox prototype...
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    As previously stated, both by SMR and Tikker, the...

    As previously stated, both by SMR and Tikker, the Ninox will not be shipped until August. I'd suggest go ahead and purchase a Chameleon. When the Ninox arrives you can assess which you prefer and...
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    Perhaps it is just my age or life experiences...

    Perhaps it is just my age or life experiences that I've had the pleasure of enduring. Sometimes stuff just happens that is outside your control, no matter how much you squint and click your heels...
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    The mic did an outstanding job of cutting the...

    The mic did an outstanding job of cutting the wind noise enough to hear you clearly. As treeless as the hike was, I was pleased to see you were able to find a spot to hang at the end of the day. ...
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    A lot of the Alliums, in the Liliaceae family,...

    A lot of the Alliums, in the Liliaceae family, are poisonous to dogs including garlic, leeks, and onions. Pretty but not the place for me to hang out with faithful pooch.
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    SM has been very straight forward about the...

    SM has been very straight forward about the delivery delays due to the production company backing out, leaving them hanging, and having to resource the production. I have enough hammocks that...
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    Exquisite. The mountains in the distance look a...

    Exquisite. The mountains in the distance look a bit like my backyard, including the current snow line. The endless series of ladders/steps is quite an interesting trail system.

    Do you know your...
  42. Hey, I actually rustled up some Chicken Paprika...

    Hey, I actually rustled up some Chicken Paprika from the recipe site you linked to. Since cooking is absolutely not my forte' I cheated by using rice from my wife's rice cooker instead of the...
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    KABOOM! FLASH! WHISSSOOOSUUUUH! FLAP, FLAP!...

    KABOOM! FLASH! WHISSSOOOSUUUUH! FLAP, FLAP! KABOOM!

    I had one of those night camped under a HG hex tarp. I had my winter palace with me, but thought it was so gorgeous out that the hex would...
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    Well what do you know. I have one of these in my...

    Well what do you know. I have one of these in my thread injector/leather tools box. It works great on leather. I had never thought about using it on amsteel. Thanks.
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    I am a bit farther north, but I'm well acquainted...

    I am a bit farther north, but I'm well acquainted with the seasonal rotation of bugs.

    In early June you might encounter considerable snow in the mountains depending on this years snow pack...
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    I use my 20* indoors and outdoors. I would...

    I use my 20* indoors and outdoors. I would definitely go with a 20 over a 40
  47. Hey, thanks. That looks like something that I...

    Hey, thanks. That looks like something that I could even cook. Sounds delicious.
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    If you can't dredge up any beta here you might...

    If you can't dredge up any beta here you might try the Park Service. Or zoom in with Google or Google Earth to the AOIs. I'm not from the area but I use to pick up my kids for the summer out there...
  49. Absolutely wonderful. Thanks for posting your...

    Absolutely wonderful. Thanks for posting your adventure. What was cooking in the pot? Looked like chicken thighs?
  50. You really should wait until August to get the...

    You really should wait until August to get the full effect of summer in Hell Canyon country. Even the rattlesnakes wear little hats with fans on top. Trivia the Snake River is deepest canyon in the...
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