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    I like what Im reading. Yes my normal 3-4 day...

    I like what Im reading. Yes my normal 3-4 day weight spring/fall 18lb range. I can go below that and I can go above that depending on a few choices. It always come down to (where, how long,...
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    How much weight makes the difference.

    How much weight or what are key concerns to you on choosing a rig for a particular trip. I love my WBBB but I can cut away 8-9 oz by going with single layer bias with homemade bug net and tarp. I...
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    Possible Pednernales primitive

    Maybe a Pedernales state park primitive hang for April 19th, 20th
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    Welcome from Austin

    Welcome from Austin
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    Will be backpacking in Colorado. Spending some...

    Will be backpacking in Colorado. Spending some time in elevation and shoulder weather.
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    THanks I am interested in getting out with you...

    THanks I am interested in getting out with you guys and even want to play with new hammock but I love this climbing event I have been climbing in this comp for 10+ years now. I just totally miss read...
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    I stink so sorry. I have to bail. I have been...

    I stink so sorry. I have to bail. I have been asked to volunteer/climb for the Central Texas limestoner climbing competition and my son decided he wanted to compete again. Since he won the kids...
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    Going to sneak away to lake Georgetown tomorrow...

    Going to sneak away to lake Georgetown tomorrow for an overnighter
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    Use the Gossamer gear V stakes. Two wraps and a...

    Use the Gossamer gear V stakes. Two wraps and a slip not. An ease to adjust and hold well for me. Put two perpendicular to each other and girth hitch in snow.
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    Im patiently waiting on one and I am looking...

    Im patiently waiting on one and I am looking forward to it. It will be my main quilt for a good portion of my trips. I have faith that it will serve me well for a long time to come.
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    Use and led with a nalgene or bladder to make...

    Use and led with a nalgene or bladder to make lamp. Although it produces more of a mood lighting and I don't want that kind of mood floating around the camp with you guys in the dark. :D
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    Great story. My son is nine now and is so use to...

    Great story. My son is nine now and is so use to it will be half asleep go pee and like muscle memory wipe his feet off before he swings his feet into his hammock. You are making memories. Enjoy it
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    I dont want you to strain any muscles if you want...

    I dont want you to strain any muscles if you want me to try them out for you instead. I just want you to be safe. :lol:
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    Im in I wanna be cool too. This won't be enough...

    Im in I wanna be cool too. This won't be enough for the cool part but one step closer
  15. Be careful if you play the 45 backwards you can...

    Be careful if you play the 45 backwards you can hear ground dwellers.
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    One thing I do like about this is that like a...

    One thing I do like about this is that like a Twinn will be able to go to ground with this tarp with no trees like a regular twinn and it gives good coverage for my bias WW. IF you go to ground there...
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    I think butter would be better. To help keep your...

    I think butter would be better. To help keep your self warm light a fire below you. Oh and cover the top of you with some salt, pepper, and rosemary as a TQ. Try to slowly keep rotating in your...
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    Those are the memories that you can look back on...

    Those are the memories that you can look back on and smile long after he has kids of his own. Very nice. :)
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    Thoughts on a 12 SilTwinn from GG

    It was an accident on a prototype Twinn. I realized they had cut it too long. The Twinn is 12 feet and made of light sil. It weighs in 14.5 oz. This is the only one now but thought I would get a feel...
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    As I thought sounds like I missed some fun.

    As I thought sounds like I missed some fun.
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    I am happy to see some GG love going on.

    I am happy to see some GG love going on.
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    Im not jealous Im not jealous Im not jealous. The...

    Im not jealous Im not jealous Im not jealous. The mantra I will keep repeating at my desk.
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    Ditch the lantern. If you are using clear bag...

    Ditch the lantern. If you are using clear bag bladders. Take a photon or other led light and clip it to half full bladder( or less) and attach to bottom of bag so led shines up through the bladder....
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    I run 2200 cubic inches cool to warm weather and...

    I run 2200 cubic inches cool to warm weather and little over 3000 cold, if I am going out under 5 days no refills. Longer I go around 65L. I have my system pretty dialed in for what I find...
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    :lol: He might do it for a mountain of M&M's and...

    :lol: He might do it for a mountain of M&M's and Mint Chocolate Ice cream. We should be out for the April Hang. Then late April off to the PCT Kickoff for work and sneak away for some backpacking in...
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    I will be doing Plan C. You will C me banging my...

    I will be doing Plan C. You will C me banging my head against a table while sitting at a kid birthday party. Even my son almost wanted to bail to go camping, till he heard they were doing laser tag....
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    Space weasel should be fine on packs by...

    Space weasel should be fine on packs by wednesday. :D
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    I will keep an eye on this. I have my son that...

    I will keep an eye on this. I have my son that weekend. So we might do the hike out Friday. Then hike back Saturday. Won't put those miles on a 9yr old quite yet. :D
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    I haven't followed this closely. One did last...

    I haven't followed this closely. One did last trip work out for you guys? Two if you guys are headed out again which weekend? Would enjoy getting out if I can escape the weekend of the outing. I am...
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    Enjoy the wealth of information here. Howdy!...

    Enjoy the wealth of information here. Howdy! From: Austin
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    ahhhh Divorced. I was going to ask someone if I...

    ahhhh Divorced. I was going to ask someone if I had permission to buy another hammock and go on yet another trip and then I remembered. Oh yeah I don't have to. :D
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    I second Bias as well. They are very comfortable,...

    I second Bias as well. They are very comfortable, light, and good entry price. Worth a look IMHO. I have several but have been going out with my Bias WW more and more often.
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    To add to this it has been awhile. Since this...

    To add to this it has been awhile. Since this quilt I have bought several others but still play with this for cold temps or car camps with son. Have had it down now close to 10 degrees on road trip...
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    I have had mine for a few weeks now and have used...

    I have had mine for a few weeks now and have used it on four different trips and few backyard sleeps. I made my own bug net and have bug net WW combo weighing in at 18oz. Throw in a cuben Twinn tarp...
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    Great now I had flash back to polyester light...

    Great now I had flash back to polyester light blue suit I had to wear as a kid for family photos. Going to corner to huddle in fetal position and suck thumb. Hope memory fades.
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    I saw these comments today and it only rubs in...

    I saw these comments today and it only rubs in the fact I can not go. Why do other kids at my sons school have to have birthdays. I mean really. None of the parents ever talk gear :D
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    This sounds fun. I think will only have time this...

    This sounds fun. I think will only have time this weekend to sneak off to McKinney Falls state park on Friday. Darn Saturday kid parties :D
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    Sticky: I second on the Volera foam. My test so far...

    I second on the Volera foam. My test so far haven't been that great 45 degree and a 35 degree night wanted to test it backyard see what temp. I bailed on it. Both times bailed low 50's. One night...
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    The test I have had with the Volara so far as...

    The test I have had with the Volara so far as been Ok. We got some test pieces trying to have a pad we can offer to Hangers that would be light and I wanted a piece that was good to 40's. The Volara...
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    Have fun and stay safe. That puppy will have to...

    Have fun and stay safe. That puppy will have to meet my fluff butt one day. Enjoy that trail.
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    I like being able to go lighter when ever...

    I like being able to go lighter when ever possible, but when storms and cold are coming and I know I am going out anyways I love this tarp.
  42. Climb at Erock all the time and have hammock...

    Climb at Erock all the time and have hammock camped the car side. I have seen the primitives around back and they look good. Easiest way for me to the backside spots is half way up the main dome and...
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    Had my bbo on in temps down to 19-21 deg. It...

    Had my bbo on in temps down to 19-21 deg. It worked great added almost 10 deg. Inside I would say in conjunction with j&a poncho liner for the bottom
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    Yes thru hiker is where I got mine and it has...

    Yes thru hiker is where I got mine and it has been great only a low in the 20 but toasty warm. Winter is over for Texas have to wait a couple seasons to truly test next winter. Time to make some...
  45. Thread: Lone Star state

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    Perdernales and Inks lake has great primitive...

    Perdernales and Inks lake has great primitive spots for hammocks. I go there often. Also heading out to the Lone star trail is always an option.
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    I secured the insolation by sewing it to the...

    I secured the insolation by sewing it to the edges of the fabric (both layers) then with three sides plus part of fourth inverted the whole thing and finshed sewing the last side. It is growing on me...
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    So far the coldest I have gone in new quilt is 24...

    So far the coldest I have gone in new quilt is 24 F but was warm with no cold spots felt like I had plenty of temp left to drop. I slept only in flannel pj's and t shirt. Did you use a poncho liner...
  48. Hey you got out and you enjoyed it. Thats all...

    Hey you got out and you enjoyed it. Thats all that matters. Welcome to a slippery slope.
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    I got home took it down and stuffed it in spare...

    I got home took it down and stuffed it in spare 7x14 stuff sack and went in easy. I could use a compression back and get it down to a 6x10 with minimal effort. Weight came in at 31.90 oz. So two...
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    Climashield Apex 5.0 double underquilt

    I decided to try a double layer Apex 5.0 underquilt. Here is the pics all done hanging outside. Only 55 degrees last night and even vented down right hot. It is 45 inches by 62 inches and I haven't...
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