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    Welcome to the forums! Enjoy your time here and,...

    Welcome to the forums! Enjoy your time here and, more importantly, in the trees!!. Keep an eye on the midwest trips subforum for some WI group hangs, if you're interested. Good luck on that thru
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    Poll: I'm workin on it......go North, my friend!! Since...

    I'm workin on it......go North, my friend!! Since the NCT appears to be out, I'm looking into BRSF further and will post a new thread in a day or two.....honest, I really will this time!!

    Thinking...
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    This!! My understanding of the pods, through...

    This!!

    My understanding of the pods, through numerous emails with treetotrailgear, is that they work quite well at or below their temp ratings (somewhere on the south side of 0* for the polar...
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    Poll: That's what I was thinking, best bang for the...

    That's what I was thinking, best bang for the buck so to speak. Too many variables right now........
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    Poll: Oh, it's gonna happen!! One way or another........

    Oh, it's gonna happen!! One way or another..... No need to worry, the date won't change.

    Where is the shelter we discussed at Da Shack in relation to where we had been planning to go?? Maybe...
  6. Thread: What are these?

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    I'd be in for a couple sets, maybe more, of the...

    I'd be in for a couple sets, maybe more, of the engraved buckle should you decide to do another run.....PRETTY PLEASE!!!
  7. Glad you can make it! Bring your green and gold!!

    Glad you can make it! Bring your green and gold!!
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    Poll: Thanks for the update, you've been a big help to...

    Thanks for the update, you've been a big help to us "down south".

    alifeoutdoors, what do you think or best option is going to be for this outing?? I know it's tough to predict what will happen and...
  9. You're splitting hairs here. There's little real...

    You're splitting hairs here. There's little real world difference between the two.......

    Pick one and be happy with it, you can't go wrong either way.

    1.1 is 1.1, no matter the material
  10. WWEEEELLLLLLLLLL, had WIBackpacker posted an...

    WWEEEELLLLLLLLLL, had WIBackpacker posted an intro thread.....I might have known!!!!:lol::lol::lol::lol:





    All kidding aside, Welcome to the forum WIBackpacker. It would be great to have you...
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    You're welcome! What are you waiting for?? Get...

    You're welcome!

    What are you waiting for?? Get on em overnight!! Milking the bury is VERY important with UCR's, another possible cause of slippage. I grab the end of the hammock with one hand and...
  12. Pretty sure it'll work just fine. The used 20* I...

    Pretty sure it'll work just fine. The used 20* I got a few years back didn't need any mods, so I doubt a new one will either.
  13. Sure hope you can make at least one night. Be...

    Sure hope you can make at least one night. Be good to see you either way mixter, you shouldn't have to find your way in the dark this time!!
  14. No need to wait for this hang, there are plenty...

    No need to wait for this hang, there are plenty of others coming up

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/126463-WI-gt-NCT-or-BRSF-gt-August-group-hang
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  15. Thread: Set up plan

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    1. Great idea, familiarity brings confidence 2....

    1. Great idea, familiarity brings confidence
    2. Leave it at home. Not an option you'll need, in my opinion.
    3. A better idea, if the location allows, might be sharing 3 trees. Shared tree on head...
  16. Thread: A first hammock

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    Ever been in a Streamliner?? The design lends...

    Ever been in a Streamliner?? The design lends itself really well to the new hanger. There is no searching for the "sweet spot". It's right there when you get as diagonal as the hammock allows. No...
  17. HOT WINGS!!!!:drool::drool::drool: World famous,...

    HOT WINGS!!!!:drool::drool::drool: World famous, no less!!:drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool: Now I'm really excited! I'll have to try to come up with something worthy of sharing table room...
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    You're understanding perfectly! I make mine with...

    You're understanding perfectly! I make mine with the prusik as close as possible to the end of the constrictor, right where the line comes out. 3 wraps is plenty when you get the prusik situated in...
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    Interesting idea. I've never seen the need, but...

    Interesting idea. I've never seen the need, but might be worth a shot nonetheless. One possible problem I can see is larger D rope binding inside smaller D rope. After a few uses the coating gets...
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    From my experience with UCR's, the prusik works...

    From my experience with UCR's, the prusik works better closer to the constrictor. That could be the cause of your slippage. It's kind of a pain to get it right, but it helps.
  21. Brats and beer!! Beer and brats!!! .....and...

    Brats and beer!! Beer and brats!!! .....and cheese!!
  22. Thread: A first hammock

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    Cheap rarely equates to a pleasant hammock...

    Cheap rarely equates to a pleasant hammock experience, short and narrow seems to be the norm. Plenty of vendors on here that sell inexpensive, QUALITY hammocks, poke around their sites a bit.

    My...
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    Quit PM'ing me...

    Quit PM'ing me then:tongueup::tongueup::tongueup::tongueup:

    Space cleared......just for you:lol::rolleyes::lol::rolleyes::lol:
  24. Chances are slim?? Is that less than the usual...

    Chances are slim?? Is that less than the usual 90%??:lol::lol: Hope to see ya there!
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    Well done, thanks for the pics.

    Well done, thanks for the pics.
  26. This still happening? I'm heading up there Friday...

    This still happening? I'm heading up there Friday night, leaving Saturday afternoon sometime
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    To further reinforce my case, this past weekend I...

    To further reinforce my case, this past weekend I put a friend, who loves his WBBB and BIAS Weight Weenie, in my SLD Streamliner........and he fell in love!! Ordered one this week. Up to that point...
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    Poll: I think we're all in a state of shock!! Mother...

    I think we're all in a state of shock!! Mother nature ALWAYS wins.....

    Please keep us posted on the situation up there
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    Figured as much, thanks. I never would have...

    Figured as much, thanks. I never would have thought 12's were that much more popular.
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    Why a 12 footer and not a more useful 11'??

    Why a 12 footer and not a more useful 11'??
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    Hope you make it, be nice to see you again

    Hope you make it, be nice to see you again
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    You're at opposite ends of the spectrum there, in...

    You're at opposite ends of the spectrum there, in my opinion. The fact that you've narrowed it down to those two leads me to believe you'd be much better off with a less expensive hammock to start,...
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    Ooohh, colors!! Matching tree straps anyone?...

    Ooohh, colors!! Matching tree straps anyone? Thanks for the link.
  34. Rather than switching over, why not come to a...

    Rather than switching over, why not come to a group hang and try out a bunch if different makes and models??
  35. Stay safe up there!! Thanks for the heads up.

    Stay safe up there!! Thanks for the heads up.
  36. Price, I think, is the determining factor. Don't...

    Price, I think, is the determining factor. Don't spend a bunch of money on your first hammock, with the learning curve involved you may regret that choice as you become more knowledgeable. Length,...
  37. I thought you knew...

    I thought you knew better:rolleyes::rolleyes:......challenge accepted, sir:lol::lol::lol::lol:


    Last year's thread...
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    Be good to try your food......I mean see you...

    Be good to try your food......I mean see you (and?) there:lol::lol:!! Always enjoyable sharing trees with ya
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    I used this http://www.jacksrbetter.com/shop/quilt-liner-summer-blanket/ with my 20* TQ at the last Frozen Butt with good results. A fleece blanket under you could help as well. Another UQ to stack...
  40. Thanks "K w/k", you know I have issues with those...

    Thanks "K w/k", you know I have issues with those :unsure::huh::cursing:



    You and me both!!
  41. WE are there!!!! Calendar marked! Home brew...

    WE are there!!!! Calendar marked! Home brew wheels turning.......???

    Where are all the new(er) hangers that are working on their gear?? PERFECT place to try out winter hanging.
  42. Inexpensive or cheap (to quote the OP), my point...

    Inexpensive or cheap (to quote the OP), my point is WHY blow the budget on, most likely, a first hammock and then try to save money on the only thing protecting that hammock from the elements??

    I...
  43. A cheap tarp over a Dream Hammock??? Seems...

    A cheap tarp over a Dream Hammock??? Seems backwards to me........
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    Great time, as always Tumbleweed. Food, as has...

    Great time, as always Tumbleweed. Food, as has been my experience at the hangs I've attended, was excellent and plentiful!! Enjoyed spending time with friends, old and new!!
  45. Well..... if Tumbleweed is...

    Well..... if Tumbleweed is going:thumbup::thumbup:, I'm going!! :lol::lol::lol: Be nice to finally see this park, with a few friends!
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    Poll: I've never been, didn't know there was such a...

    I've never been, didn't know there was such a place.... Do tell more!

    I'll put up a new thread on base camping the NCT August 26-28 in a day or two. That way we, hopefully, can finalize plans for...
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    Clove hitch your guyline around them??...

    Clove hitch your guyline around them?? http://www.animatedknots.com/clove/index.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.png&Website=www.animatedknots.com#ScrollPoint

    A cheap pair of hiking poles might be a better...
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    Poll: The small group that's being most actively...

    The small group that's being most actively involved has suggested base camping, an idea I thought would be a great option as well. Not much interest from other WI members, no idea why??

    Thank you...
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    Poll: What are your thoughts on possibly making the...

    What are your thoughts on possibly making the Porcupine Lake campsite our base camp?? Out and back dayhikes from there? Maybe we could shuttle vehicles and people out to hike back to the campsite,...
  50. Maybe this will help...

    Maybe this will help http://www.samsonrope.com/Documents/Splice%20Instructions/12Strand_C2_Whoopie_Sling_AmSteel_AmSteel-Blue_WEB.pdf

    A little research BEFORE you jump in with both feet could save...
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