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    Weird trees! Dr Seuss style:...

    Weird trees!
    Dr Seuss style:
    http://www.dinneralovestory.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/sneetches.jpg
  2. Thanks, folks. Very useful stuff. Appreciate the...

    Thanks, folks. Very useful stuff. Appreciate the photos and videos. I'm going to try it out in the park tomorrow. It's supposed to be 16 C (60F) tomorrow. Looks like spring has sprung. Guess we...
  3. Thanks hutzelbein! That's the kind of information...

    Thanks hutzelbein! That's the kind of information I was looking for.
  4. Thank you both! I appreciate your replies. At the...

    Thank you both! I appreciate your replies. At the top near the tarp, from the tarp D-ring, your line comes out to the pole. Just a simple loop over the pole before going down to the stake, or is...
  5. Anyone used Edge tarp for ground sleeping?

    Just wondering if anyone has tried it with a trekking pole set up, i.e, not tied to trees. Any pics? Wonder if it was easy to do. Thinking of a sandy beach I know where a hammock wouldn't work.
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    SOLD: Yes. It's sold to ggreaves. Thanks for your...

    Yes. It's sold to ggreaves. Thanks for your interest.
    This thread can be closed.
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    SOLD: Link to pictures of the BMBH, taken this week. ...

    Link to pictures of the BMBH, taken this week.

    http://neelands.smugmug.com/Other/Hammocks/Hammocking/n-PQWhP
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    SOLD: Toronto/GTA: BMBH Bridge Hammock

    Jacks R Better Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock, deluxe model (i.e, purchased before there was any other kind) with sleeping pad sleeve, attached bug net, strap suspension with triglides, and even the...
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    Have a great trip! I love that trail. I agree...

    Have a great trip! I love that trail. I agree with Windtech...it's too beautiful to rush through! Here are some pics from when I hiked it a few years back...
  10. ****, my eyes are getting a little watery. So...

    ****, my eyes are getting a little watery. So much goodness on this forum.
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    Welcome fellow Torontonian! Nothing to add that...

    Welcome fellow Torontonian! Nothing to add that hasn't been said. Enjoy this forum. Folks are friendly and helpful.
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    Re: lightning in the water My dad tells a...

    Re: lightning in the water

    My dad tells a story of his road building crew taking a break near a lake to cool off and get out of the black flies. Three of them ran into the lake. Lightning struck....
  13. That is a trip report!

    To say, "Amazing report" doesn't do it justice.

    A hundred years from now, when everyone sleeps in hammocks, and beds are unknown, historians will comb through these interesting and amazingly...
  14. Man, I laughed at this. Then I went, "Wow, you...

    Man, I laughed at this. Then I went, "Wow, you are inventive!"
  15. Awesome pics! The reflection of red maples on the...

    Awesome pics! The reflection of red maples on the lake...very nice. So sorry I couldn't make it! Sounds like you had a great time.

    Chard, you are a real renaissance man. That haiku is seriously...
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    Folks, have a great trip, and take plenty of...

    Folks, have a great trip, and take plenty of pictures!:thumbup::thumbup:
    Looking forward to your trip reports.
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    Well, I regret to say it at this late date, but I...

    Well, I regret to say it at this late date, but I won't be able to make it to the gathering. :( I've been asked to work on the Friday (normally a day off for me) and I can't really say no to the...
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    Cool. I recognize Little Superior Lake. What a...

    Cool. I recognize Little Superior Lake. What a beauty spot. Thanks for posting those.
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    Just checking in...for sure coming Friday,...

    Just checking in...for sure coming Friday, probably afternoon. Count me in for group meals, Chard, and let me know what I can bring to contribute. I might be staying until Monday; I'll get a permit...
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    I think e_2 might be talking about Tanuki...

    I think e_2 might be talking about Tanuki sometimes translated as raccoon dog
    http://shaneandrobbie.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/tanuki_cute_little_wild_japanese_racoon_dog.jpg?w=600&h=449
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    True. To get to Big Trout in one day is a bit of...

    True. To get to Big Trout in one day is a bit of a slog, I'd say. Only to come back out the same weekend. Pen sounds good, or Clydegale (never been to Clydegale...:rolleyes:).
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    I'm free on the later of the two weekends. Any of...

    I'm free on the later of the two weekends. Any of those locations suit me. I'm not averse to paddling a ways in. Ready to go solo, or in a tandem as required. I don't fish anymore, but would be happy...
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    This was a nice spot. Lake Louisa, Algonquin...

    This was a nice spot. Lake Louisa, Algonquin Park, in Central Ontario. June 2014

    http://neelands.smugmug.com/Trips/Canoe-trips/2014-June-2026-RockBonnechere-/i-9bznTpW/1/L/image-L.jpg
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  24. Folks, I'm really really sorry but i will have to...

    Folks, I'm really really sorry but i will have to bail once more. In Calgary now, won't get back home until midnight of the 31st, and my better half has programmed a few things for me to do on the...
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    I have an Edge and a Cloudburst (same dimensions...

    I have an Edge and a Cloudburst (same dimensions as Superfly).
    The Edge was great, an awesome lightweight tarp, super overnight, but if you aren't sleeping and along comes a steady rain or a big...
  26. I blame Dutch for all my renovations!:lol:

    I blame Dutch for all my renovations!:lol:
  27. I wouldn't mind coming, if there's room. I get...

    I wouldn't mind coming, if there's room. I get back from a trip out west late on Thursday night, but if I prep my pack before I leave, I should be able to get out the door early Friday morning.
    I'm...
  28. Watch this video. About halfway through...

    Watch this video. About halfway through warbonnetguy removes the apex buckle.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EytGtP69LkI
  29. Thanks for replying. I'm not a particularly ...

    Thanks for replying. I'm not a particularly experienced canoeist, so I can't really compare. I usually tell AO to give me a solo boat. I've tried an Osprey, Keewaydon 15, and Shearwater, and apart...
  30. Yeah, Timmerton, thank you for posting. Those two...

    Yeah, Timmerton, thank you for posting. Those two items were what I was referring to, the standard triangular cinch buckles, and the clip for around the tree.

    That said, the Dutch biner looks...
  31. Great report. You've definitely put this park on...

    Great report. You've definitely put this park on the radar for me. Loved your two pics. Did you like the Shearwater? I rented one on my last two trips and was pleased with the way it handled.
  32. I love this forum. pgibson (Paul?) had an...

    I love this forum. pgibson (Paul?) had an excellent opportunity to advertise his sap sack, www.arrowhead-equipment.com/store/c11/Suspension.html that I mentioned earlier in the thread, but he stuck...
  33. Go with the stock webbing strap with cinch...

    Go with the stock webbing strap with cinch buckles. Just works. Is robust.

    Tried whoopies. Fun, but in the end, too much fussing around. went back to cinch buckles with webbing. Got a titanium...
  34. When wet, I disengage the straps from the cinch...

    When wet, I disengage the straps from the cinch buckles and pack them separately. The Amsteel triangle I just quickly wipe with a small piece of camp towel material that I keep for these kinds of...
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    Thanks, Zilla! Looking forward to your pics!

    Thanks, Zilla! Looking forward to your pics!
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    http://neelands.smugmug.com/Trips/Canoe-trips/2014...

    http://neelands.smugmug.com/Trips/Canoe-trips/2014-May29Jun1-Burnt-Island-Lk/i-QD8ZZPt/1/L/image-L.jpg...
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    http://neelands.smugmug.com/Other/Hammocks/Hammock...

    http://neelands.smugmug.com/Other/Hammocks/Hammocking/i-zrd8gwV/0/L/image-L.jpg

    Last Thursday, Lake Louisa, Algonquin Park, Ontario
    WBRR with Cloudburst
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    @alpinedad and ggreaves. Frontenac is...

    @alpinedad and ggreaves.
    Frontenac is definitely on my list of parks to check out. Just a bit leery of the whole cluster campsite approach...I go camping to get away from people! Guess that...
  39. Yeah, La Verendrye(for example) is well set up...

    Yeah, La Verendrye(for example) is well set up for Anglo canoeists. It's on my radar for next summer.
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    I was a big believer in internet anonymity until...

    I was a big believer in internet anonymity until my employer decided we all had to have our pictures and names on the company website! Now the jig is up. That said, don't expect a flood of...
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    I've never been to the Adirondacks, but I imagine...

    I've never been to the Adirondacks, but I imagine it is similar to Algonquin, with higher hills, and certainly a lot closer to you! Better to go there first, before driving another 4-5 hours, I'd say.
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    It's about as far from Georgia as you can get!

    It's about as far from Georgia as you can get!
  43. Enjoyable video. Interesting trail. Don't...

    Enjoyable video. Interesting trail. Don't apologize for the bilingualism--be happy you are fluent in two languages. Btw Thanks for the captions-- was that a lot of work to do?
    Loved the shot of the...
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    Algonquin Park, Ontario weekend trip

    Did a two night trip last weekend paddling into a beautiful big lake where I spent the same weekend last year. Last year it poured, this year was gorgeous, but always a good time in the beauty. ...
  45. Sounds like an awesome trip! With a lake trout...

    Sounds like an awesome trip! With a lake trout to bring home...
    I was in the park at the same time enjoying the weather on Burnt Island Lake. I need to keep a better eye on the trip planning thread...
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    I saw these pictures last year and was amazed....

    I saw these pictures last year and was amazed. The author is a member of hammock forums, I'm pretty sure. Maybe he will comment.

    Check it out:...
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    Sticky: Just wanted to mention this company for general...

    Just wanted to mention this company for general camping equipment, Hennessy, Chrysalis, etc.
    They are mainly an huge online store, with one retail outlet in Thunder Bay. http://www.gear-up.com
  48. I had a Blackbird and sold it. Couldn't get...

    I had a Blackbird and sold it. Couldn't get comfortable. Pressure on my feet was the big problem, and knee hyper extension, too. It was also hard to hang perfectly. Wasted a lot of time fiddling.
    ...
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    I have a Cloudburst and am happy for reasons...

    I have a Cloudburst and am happy for reasons mentioned above:size, weight, quality, pullout location, little rings for bug net lifting.

    But...I'm a bit envious when I see pictures of WBRR with...
  50. Nice report. Very detailed and useful. Did u have...

    Nice report. Very detailed and useful. Did u have any wind issues? I notice a lot of winter campers add tarp doors, for wind, but u didn't. I'm slowly putting together some gear for winter hanging,...
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