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    Thanks for the tip! I'll have to look at that,...

    Thanks for the tip! I'll have to look at that, it did take a looooooong time to upload.





    I like how the maps turned out, but it was a lot of work, so looking for a better method. Hmm,...
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    Thanks for all the comments. While I have been...

    Thanks for all the comments. While I have been to the South Dakota part of the Black Hills many times, this was my first time to the Wyoming part (Didn't even realize it existed until this year). ...
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    VIDEO: Sundance Trails, WY trip report

    Hey all,

    First time trying to do a video trip report, constructive feedback welcomed.

    o9bg8Ht3-xY
  4. Thread: Pad in footbox

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    I do use an underquilt, but it's a 2/3 length so...

    I do use an underquilt, but it's a 2/3 length so it just covers down to my knees. I use the pad for insulation under the rest of me.
  5. Thread: Pad in footbox

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    Pad in footbox

    Hi all,

    I'm considering the purchase of a Warbonnet XLC. But am debating on single or double layer. I use a 2/3 under quilt (phoenix) with a pad under my legs and feet. My question is does the...
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    Count me in!

    Count me in!
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    These looks great! Question, would they work...

    These looks great! Question, would they work with the Phoenix UQ with the two lines of suspension (Primary and Secondary)?
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    Count me in!
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    Well, I'm not a Minnesotan, but they have let me...

    Well, I'm not a Minnesotan, but they have let me cross the border several times to hike the SHT. :D

    I've mainly used 5 foot straps on the SHT, and have sometimes thought I should go to 3 foot,...
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    Wow! Nice timing. I just cut out my first 5 and...

    Wow! Nice timing. I just cut out my first 5 and was not looking forward to the rest. It's so simple, it's brilliant. I found it's even faster with a rotary cutter and a mat with grid lines. Took...
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    Took myself out, as I am grabbing some from...

    Took myself out, as I am grabbing some from dedominick. Thanks.

    Updated Summary
    JohnSawyer: 15yd
    dedominick: 10yd
    lmoseley7: 11yd
    girotogo: 10yd
    SGT Rock: 13yd
    n1ck0l3man: 10yd
    BajaHanger:...
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    I'll take 10 Updated Summary JohnSawyer: 15yd...

    I'll take 10

    Updated Summary
    JohnSawyer: 15yd
    dedominick: 10yd
    lmoseley7: 11yd
    girotogo: 10yd
    SGT Rock: 13yd
    n1ck0l3man: 10yd
    BajaHanger: 20yd
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    Nice! Can't pass that one up.

    Nice! Can't pass that one up.
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    I've been using a pair I made for a while now...

    I've been using a pair I made for a while now with no issues, and no sign of wear. I've been in there with my 2 year old, and together we are probably around 250 pounds.
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    I am working on a 2/3 underquilt. I have half...

    I am working on a 2/3 underquilt. I have half the karo step baffles sewed onto one shell (so many baffles). Unfortunately, I also just started work on my first DIY hammock, so my time is divided. ...
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    I think so, had to read it slowly. So now the...

    I think so, had to read it slowly. So now the other question is where the baffles get attached to the outer layer. Is it a constant offset from on the inner layer, or is it some other formula for...
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    The reason I did less on the 52" side is because...

    The reason I did less on the 52" side is because that will be the long side of the hammock (think I forgot to mention this is a 3/4 underquilt). So it will be less curved than the 45" side, so...
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    I am working up the design to give this a go with...

    I am working up the design to give this a go with a 3 season underquilt. But never having worked with down or and underquilt before, I could use some advice, etc. I am thinking using karo steps is...
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    I think it was mid-fall when I gathered mine.

    I think it was mid-fall when I gathered mine.
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    So, I've got the materials now to make an...

    So, I've got the materials now to make an underquilt. I am wondering if it's worth it. Are you saying that you can get them to seperate, just takes more shaking and fluffing than down? Or are you...
  21. Would this be down-proof?

    Would this be down-proof?
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    One trick you can use with a lot of searches,...

    One trick you can use with a lot of searches, including hammock forums is to use a + in front of each word that must be included. If you don't and have multiple words it will return anything that...
  23. Thread: closeout tarps

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    Well, I'm sold, that's a good deal. Just put in...

    Well, I'm sold, that's a good deal. Just put in my order.
  24. Thread: closeout tarps

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    How blue?

    What sort of blue? Light, Dark, Royal, etc.?
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    My guess would be no. But that's just based on...

    My guess would be no. But that's just based on using some camo 1.1oz from wal-mart, and using cattail down. So I don't know that it's a good guess. (see...
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    I'll take 100', I would prefer orange, but am...

    I'll take 100', I would prefer orange, but am fine with either.
  27. Thread: New 2 mm line

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    Would the 2mm Dynaglide be a good choice for a...

    Would the 2mm Dynaglide be a good choice for a structural ridgeline? For the life of me I can't find what sort of strength you should have in the search. Other than that it doesn't have to be as...
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    Well, I was hoping that 1.1 wal-mart ripstop...

    Well, I was hoping that 1.1 wal-mart ripstop would be cattail down proof, so I filled up a stuff sack made from it. It held pretty good, but I had several escapees. So will have to delay my project...
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    Yeah, that's the way I was leaning last night. ...

    Yeah, that's the way I was leaning last night. However, my wife has some reservations about putting highly flammable material in the dryer :scared:

    I don't see it as being an issue since there...
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    I went out over lunch today and gathered 57...

    I went out over lunch today and gathered 57 cattails minus 4 the kids wanted to "explode". So I should be set for a winter project. They are fairly dry, but probably not 100% as we have had a lot...
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    More research

    Found this link describing the authors experience with cattail down. Sounds like it might need to be replace frequently.

    http://books.google.com
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    Color me excited!

    Have cattails, don't have money. I hate to get overly excited about the potential for a cheap underquilt, but can't help it. Looking forward to your experiments, and when it dries up a bit here,...
  33. Thread: toggles

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    I know it's a little long, but any reason a...

    I know it's a little long, but any reason a section of a trekking pole wouldn't work in a pinch (couldn't find a trail stick)? I would think I could always find a trail stick, but I would also feel...
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    Thanks all for the insights, and saving me some...

    Thanks all for the insights, and saving me some disappointment. On the plus side if I ever want to build a kite, I now know where to get some materials. :D
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    Got a reply back: So the price seems good....

    Got a reply back:



    So the price seems good. Anything else that would give you pause?
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    Thanks for the tip(warning). I sent an inquiry...

    Thanks for the tip(warning). I sent an inquiry in to them, to find out what their "yard" measurement actually equates to. Will post what I find out.
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    Can I make a hammock from this?

    Saw this site in another thread, so started looking around. This seems like a really good price:
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    Count me in!

    Sending PM...
  39. Thread: Pimp my ABES

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    Thanks for all the good ideas. I am still...

    Thanks for all the good ideas. I am still mulling over how to proceed. If I do an internal (under the net) ridgeline, that would make using it without the net rather difficult wouldn't it?
  40. Thread: Pimp my ABES

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    Pimp my ABES

    Well, finally got a chance to hang my ABES yesterday, and overall, I am satisfied with it, so now it's time to make it better.

    Right off the bat, I am thinking of the following changes:
    1) Side...
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    Well, I got my 2 ABESs, and overall it looks like...

    Well, I got my 2 ABESs, and overall it looks like a great product, and will be a definite improvement over my current setup. Haven't had a chance to hang it yet. My only disappointment is the...
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    Excellent! Thanks for weighing them. That seems...

    Excellent! Thanks for weighing them. That seems to be more in line with the REI specs, which is what I was hoping for. Order placed.
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    How about the tarp weight? That seems to be one...

    How about the tarp weight? That seems to be one of the big discrepancies. the REI site says 18oz, the Grand Trunk site says 32oz. :confused: Is anyone able to get a weight on theirs?
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    Another vote for more info. The different...

    Another vote for more info. The different weights and dimensions on each site are leaving me rather confused. I want to jump on this deal, but would like to know a little bit more about what I...
  45. Thread: 4 Threads

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    Missed that

    Hmm, I missed that. I have been watching, and very much enjoying the series, keep 'em coming. :) They are definitely giving me a lot of good info to take me beyond pushing the pedal and hoping for...
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    Wow! You guys are awesome! :D That is exactly...

    Wow! You guys are awesome! :D

    That is exactly what was happening, and I have followed your advice on a bunch of test runs, and it hasn't happened since.

    I asked several non gear-making sewers,...
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    Hi, all these gear making videos are getting me in the mood to try my hand at making some gear again.

    One thing the was frustrating my last project was an issue I was running into at the end of a...
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    This year I hiked north from Little Marais to...

    This year I hiked north from Little Marais to Cascade River state park. This section, surprisingly enough, had almost no views of the lake until the last 15 miles. Two years ago, I went south from...
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    Cool video. Brings back a lot of good memories...

    Cool video. Brings back a lot of good memories of my 7 day trip on the SHT 2 months ago. I love that trail. Definitely looks like you were having a great time.
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    Forgive my ignorance (or not, either way, it's...

    Forgive my ignorance (or not, either way, it's still there), but how does DWR shed moisture away? My instinct would tell me breathable fabrics would be the best way to reduce moisture. What am I...
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