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  1. Mine only broke after I had over 450 pounds of...

    Mine only broke after I had over 450 pounds of children were bouncing around in it and even then it was a long slow rip and we had plenty of time to get out safely.
  2. I really enjoyed my time and owe way too many...

    I really enjoyed my time and owe way too many people to name for helping out with Roxy in the various ways. I have been incredibly busy since I got back so it was really nice to take a few slow days....
  3. It sounds like dedominic,. Maybe?

    It sounds like dedominic,. Maybe?
  4. GPS coordinates would be awesome....

    GPS coordinates would be awesome....
  5. I need the address for the printers and other...

    I need the address for the printers and other contact info. I will be leaving VERY early in the morning tomorrow so tonight would be best, the earlier the better.

    Bigfoot: I would be interested...
  6. just so people aren't left in the dark; I am...

    just so people aren't left in the dark; I am going to the tour and I gave Rip my name and phone number to help facilitate things.
  7. I have everything for the trip in a giant tub so...

    I have everything for the trip in a giant tub so I just have to load it. My last trip was so recent that I basically unpacked from last trip and did some cleaning and maintenance then put the stuff...
  8. Just wonderful weather!

    Just wonderful weather!
  9. I can indeed get them Friday if needed. I don't...

    I can indeed get them Friday if needed. I don't mind getting them (Portland is my planned break as I have ~6 hour drive) but if there is a local in the Portland area they would have more time to do...
  10. He sent those who purchased one a private message...

    He sent those who purchased one a private message saying that the shirts would be ready early this week at the latest and asked if anyone was in Portland to pick them up. I replied to let him know...
  11. Thanks! I let his parents know, I am sure he will...

    Thanks! I let his parents know, I am sure he will be excited.
  12. I would be interested in getting dinner in...

    I would be interested in getting dinner in waldport, but I don't know how feasible that will be as my fiance can't make it so I am bringing a friend's 10 year old son.

    Speaking of which, are...
  13. Here you go: ...

    Here you go:

    http://gear-report.com/how-to-make-diy-snake-skins-for-a-hammock-or-tarp-myog/

    http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeGearHammockTubes.html
  14. Hammock ripped, what fabric to try next?

    I had a huge table cloth hammock that I would take to events for the children to play in and adults to relax in (sometimes both at the same time) at the most recent event we got 4 kids and an adult...
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    My fiancé's quilt arrived today, in plenty of...

    My fiancé's quilt arrived today, in plenty of time for her first trip Monday, thanks!
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    Poll: No problems here. One thing I noticed about...

    No problems here.

    One thing I noticed about the biner is that some come with the gate a bit loose, while others
    have a really firm gate.
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    Poll: I got mine as well, Thanks a lot for all the work...

    I got mine as well, Thanks a lot for all the work Gunner!
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    If you can DiY (AKA sew an almost straight line...

    If you can DiY (AKA sew an almost straight line with a sewing machine), I'd advocate that due to budget. but for your specific questions:


    Questions:
    1. Any overall suggestions that jump out...
  19. I think Hawkerev is on the rare end of the...

    I think Hawkerev is on the rare end of the spectrum. The most agreement I've seen is using a PLUQ You don't want to go below 50 Fahrenheit. I know I have taken mine down to fifty, while wearing...
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    ah, thanks, I ordered a second one now.

    ah, thanks, I ordered a second one now.
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    I want to buy a second Jarbridge during this...

    I want to buy a second Jarbridge during this sale, but when I add the green Jarbridge to the list it still says $100 not the $75; I tried with each color. Anyone else having this issue?
  22. Another option is Goat Creak Trail head...

    Another option is Goat Creak Trail head

    I have set off from this trail head twice, and could easily do it many times more. It has multiple trails, lots of great scenery, and wonderful hanging. ...
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    Please be aware that not all "self-defense"...

    Please be aware that not all "self-defense" classes are created equal, many will give you terrible advice that if you employ will likely wind you up in jail. I'm not saying don't go to one, I'm...
  24. Thread: UQ..finally

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    Just for clarity's sake, I wasn't comparing the...

    Just for clarity's sake, I wasn't comparing the quilts so much as what you get at the extremes of the cost range.
  25. Anyone else excited? I haven't been to this wolf...

    Anyone else excited? I haven't been to this wolf sanctuary, but I've been to one in Washington, It's a powerful experience. I also look forward to a gentle backpacking trip and fun times in a...
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    I disagree with the need for a pad. It is a...

    I disagree with the need for a pad. It is a possibility sure. But I am 6'1" and took a Jarbridge out with the diagonal lay only my feet and the bottom of my shins were off the UQ. I faced temps of...
  27. Thread: UQ..finally

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    I'm of the opinion you either buy the least...

    I'm of the opinion you either buy the least expensive quality piece, or the best of the best (within reason)

    For example the Jarbridge by Arrow Head Equipment is only $100, easily the cheapest. ...
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    I hope I am not violating the rule, but I suggest...

    I hope I am not violating the rule, but I suggest bear spray for Self-defense if you can't get pepper spray. The reason is that if your actions ever come under scrutiny in a court of law then the use...
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    For short trips packing out the tampons or pads...

    For short trips packing out the tampons or pads works fine using bags within bags and if you are worried about smell the easiest lightest solution is a single scented wipe in the biggest bag.
  30. ENO does not give an accurate strength rating of...

    ENO does not give an accurate strength rating of their straps. They say 200lbs each strap, but make the mistake in thinking that it gets divided evenly. I have had 350lbs in them for an extended...
  31. How many liters is the nimbus trace? I have a 50...

    How many liters is the nimbus trace? I have a 50 liter pack.
  32. Has anybody tried the pack cover gear hammock...

    Has anybody tried the pack cover gear hammock combo items?
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    I think the Jarbridge will work with almost any...

    I think the Jarbridge will work with almost any hammock. I used it with an 11.5' gathered end hammock and the stock suspension of the Jarbridge was just long enough.
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    3. Your first quilt should always be a 3...

    3.

    Your first quilt should always be a 3 season imo. Then after you use it and come to love it you decide if you want lighter quilts for the summer or heavier quilts for the winter.
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    The Jarbridge is 2" longer in each direction than...

    The Jarbridge is 2" longer in each direction than the PLUQ but can compress a tiny bit smaller and weights 10oz less. I have a 20* bag and used the PLUQ down to 50* and was just a bit cold (enough...
  36. Make sure you post some pics!

    Make sure you post some pics!
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    Poll: that green looks even better than I though it...

    that green looks even better than I though it would, I can't wait.
  38. Best Combination for Personal Raingear, Pack Cover, and Gear Hammock?

    I am looking to upgrade and replace a part of my backpacking kit. I have three cheap, but functional items that I really want to combine to shave weight and space, I figure it is the best way to...
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    I am on my phone, which is bad for linking, but...

    I am on my phone, which is bad for linking, but you should head to the gatherings forum, specifically the west subsection and poke around. The Last one should be near the top, and there are many...
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    I am not familiar with the restrictions for BSA,...

    I am not familiar with the restrictions for BSA, but you can also just bring your tarp low and change via wiggle in the hammock.
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    That's cool, if I ever get a hammock with a side...

    That's cool, if I ever get a hammock with a side pull out I will have to try that.
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    How is your gear hammock being suspended in this...

    How is your gear hammock being suspended in this picture? This looks like a style I might want to transition to. (I have been hanging it directly under, but it is not as easy now that I have an...
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    Hey buddy! I gave you a sage green 60"x136"...

    Hey buddy!

    I gave you a sage green 60"x136" (I think) tablecloth hammock with amsteel continuous loops. We also got set it up with 2 carabiners and Atlas straps for ease of use.

    I also started...
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    Welcome to the forums, you just missed a western ...

    Welcome to the forums, you just missed a western Washington group hang not too long ago.
  45. I would say that the inertia X frame wouldn't...

    I would say that the inertia X frame wouldn't work in a hammock. While on the ground it will trap heat between you and the ground and the pad is largely for comfort after that. In a hammock it is...
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    I have a 4 or 5 complete suspensions and they all...

    I have a 4 or 5 complete suspensions and they all can be put on a continuous loop in a matter of seconds. So I'm at the point that when I want a hammock to try out, just having stock continuous...
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    actually the first article in that search result...

    actually the first article in that search result says that they do pee, but they pee in the form of semi-solid uric acid rather than our purely liquid urea: ...
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    I am curious as well, I have never hiked the...

    I am curious as well, I have never hiked the Wonderland (I tend to stick to small out of the way trails)
  49. I must have killed the thread.... and very few...

    I must have killed the thread.... and very few takers on the shirt it seems.... any word on the hoodies? I'm not 100% sure I'll get one, but I'd consider it after seeing design and price.
  50. My suggestion: DiY all the way, A dual layer...

    My suggestion: DiY all the way,

    A dual layer hammock is dirt simple to so and can easily weigh ~20oz or less, depending on how long you want and what weight fabric you use (my 20z estimate is 8...
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