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    I've seen Penn & Teller do that before!

    I've seen Penn & Teller do that before!
  2. Again, thanks very much for your insight. I was...

    Again, thanks very much for your insight. I was hoping to get advice from a local - one of the reasons this forum is so great. Unfortunately, the 6th Annual Packraft Roundup is being held at the...
  3. Thanks much, folks! This is advance planning for...

    Thanks much, folks! This is advance planning for a trip in July.
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    SilvrSufr - I stand ready to relieve you of the...

    SilvrSufr - I stand ready to relieve you of the burdensome Chameleon that you won at a Batona Hang raffle. I'll even drive to South Jersey to pick it up! :D
  5. ID>Boise National Forest>Hot Springs Campground

    Any of you out-West folks have insights about hanging at or near the Hot Springs Campground at Boise National Forest?

    Thanks!
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    Well, she hops out easier than I do, but the nice...

    Well, she hops out easier than I do, but the nice thing about the packraft is that it only weighs 10 pounds! Even I can drag it. :D

    But, now something has come up, and this has to get pushed back...
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    GBD, I was planning on my wife and I taking...

    GBD,

    I was planning on my wife and I taking our packraft.
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    Fallkniven - I can say I'm pretty limber for an...

    Fallkniven - I can say I'm pretty limber for an old guy, but, then, how limber is that? :D

    Thanks much, guys!
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    Indeed, Bing Maps gets it right.

    Indeed, Bing Maps gets it right.
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    Thanks, SilvrSurfr - Which one is easier to...

    Thanks, SilvrSurfr -

    Which one is easier to paddle through - or presents the least opportunity for getting wet?
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    NJ > Question for South Jersey Experts

    Any idea why Google Maps shows two Mullica Rivers, and no Batsto River?
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    OK, I've said this before, but these should have...

    OK, I've said this before, but these should have been named "Double Dutch Hooks".
  13. Hokey Smokes, tsshaw78! You're comfortable at -5...

    Hokey Smokes, tsshaw78! You're comfortable at -5 C with just a 3/4 pad? You must be able to boil water by stirring it with your foot! :laugh:
  14. Nice thing about a minus 40 degree quilt set is...

    Nice thing about a minus 40 degree quilt set is that you don't have to specify Fahrenheit or Centigrade.
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    FL>Southern Florida

    I'm looking for hiking/backpacking suggestions for south Florida, within, say, two hours drive from Naples.

    Thanks!
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    Toggles weigh nothing... for the man willing to...

    Toggles weigh nothing... for the man willing to carry an axe! ;)

    So far, I have used Dutch's Spider Web, which I believe is even lighter even than the UHMWPE, with his titanium toggles without...
  17. IOW, it might be OK, if you have a normal...

    IOW, it might be OK, if you have a normal metabolism.:lol:
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    We had a great time at this hang last year! ...

    We had a great time at this hang last year! Unfortunately, I'm out of position (stuck in NJ) this time around.
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    Good to know, myingon, thanks much!

    Good to know, myingon, thanks much!
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    OutandBack and 87Warrior - thanks much for the...

    OutandBack and 87Warrior - thanks much for the information! It's a long story, but I need to stay as close to Carbondale as I can. The ranger identified a road on BLM land for me that looks...
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    Thanks much fishhawk! I've communicated now with...

    Thanks much fishhawk! I've communicated now with a manager at the Aspen/Sopris Ranger District who, indeed, tells me that hammock hanging is "discouraged...at Forest Service campgrounds because the...
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    I started with a google search on "Carbondale CO...

    I started with a google search on "Carbondale CO camping". That got me to Redstone. There is also Bogan Flats on the same search page with the same phone number. The statement made to me was, "We...
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    Just FYI, HG will position the pull-outs wherever...

    Just FYI, HG will position the pull-outs wherever you want, so map it out first. I had them use the same spacing as with my Cloudburst tarp.
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    I was just told by whoever manages the Redstone...

    I was just told by whoever manages the Redstone campsite that hammock hanging is not permitted there, and that this is true through the White River National Forrest area. Please Coloradons, tell me...
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    CO > Carbondale area

    My wife and I will be in the Carbondale area June 5-10, and need a place to "hang out" during that time. Any good locations?
  26. I would love this, but I'm two hours away. South...

    I would love this, but I'm two hours away. South Jersey hangars need to step up here!
  27. Thread: Jackpot!

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    Thanks much, TrailSlug, but *that* great prize I...

    Thanks much, TrailSlug, but *that* great prize I got 25 years ago!
  28. Thread: Jackpot!

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    Dutch invented the perfect hammock for my wife...

    Dutch invented the perfect hammock for my wife Linda (aka the Hangar Queen): she has already ordered four of the add-ons! :lol:
  29. Thread: Jackpot!

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    Jackpot!

    Instructions from the wife I received while at MAHHA:

    163857

    The result:

    163858


    Many thanks to Dutch for such a great prize!
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    Harry, can the zipper be retrofitted onto a snap...

    Harry, can the zipper be retrofitted onto a snap quilt?
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    21 minutes for a response, and after midnight....

    21 minutes for a response, and after midnight. Dutch never sleeps.
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    How wide is the standard Chameleon (in 1.0 Hexon...

    How wide is the standard Chameleon (in 1.0 Hexon if that makes a difference)?

    Thanks!
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    Thanks! Looks like I'll be a tad early though -...

    Thanks! Looks like I'll be a tad early though - Black Rock's webpage says that it's closed until March 16th. I've got to be in Charlotte early on the 18th.
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    GA> Heaven's Landing Airport

    Any favorite hanging spots near the Heaven's Landing airport? Going to be there the week after next.
  35. Well, now we know who our ambassador to that...

    Well, now we know who our ambassador to that group should be.

    BTW, I am guessing it will be a time to elevate our perspectives.
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    What did you say?!

    What did you say?!
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    Those will come in handy when you travel out...

    Those will come in handy when you travel out west. This raffle has changed your life.
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    No point now in taking any further nominations...

    No point now in taking any further nominations for "Best One-Liner on HF - 2017".
  39. And many thanks to you and NJRedneck for all the...

    And many thanks to you and NJRedneck for all the work in organizing and executing this great hang!
  40. You are too kind, SilvrSurfr! How can I stoop to...

    You are too kind, SilvrSurfr! How can I stoop to point out that you won a hammock with two pairs of zippers after that? :laugh:
  41. Thanks, Ratdog! Friday, of course! I want to...

    Thanks, Ratdog! Friday, of course! I want to maximize my chances of seeing the Jersey Devil. I will park wherever you suggest, given your encyclopedic knowledge of the area. If I were going...
  42. I no longer have a vehicle with suitable ground...

    I no longer have a vehicle with suitable ground clearance to give me confidence getting to the Batona site. Can anyone pick me up at, say, Batsto on their way to the campsite? I've got a two hour...
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    I was not familiar with Cathedral Cove - looks...

    I was not familiar with Cathedral Cove - looks beautiful, so why not! Not sure you will have time to get from Milford Sound to Te Anau, which is the jump-off point for the Kepler Track within the...
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    You've already gotten some great advice, but...

    You've already gotten some great advice, but here's my take.

    I made arrangements though Extreme Backpackers for the Tongariro Crossing - just google and then email them - they know everything...
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    Sticky: You should call it "coffee" brown, snwcmpr! . ;)

    You should call it "coffee" brown, snwcmpr! . ;)
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    Why not under the bed, in their canvas storage...

    Why not under the bed, in their canvas storage bags? Or, if there is no room under the bed, get rid of the bed, and set up the hammock with the quilts in the bedroom. That will also create more...
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    Not to mention MC Hammer.

    Not to mention MC Hammer.
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    Works of art should be autographed! :laugh:

    Works of art should be autographed! :laugh:
  49. Ratdog, you come prepared! Thanks, folks, for...

    Ratdog, you come prepared!

    Thanks, folks, for all the suggestions.
  50. I need to replace a cracked mini cord lock on my 20 top quilt... what to do?

    HG sells a pair of mini cord locks for $0.20, but I hate to pay the shipping charge just for that. Maybe add a zero-degree quilt set? :D If I'm going to winter backpack, I'll need new boots, too,...
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