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  1. Poll: Already have a different outing planned this...

    Already have a different outing planned this weekend, otherwise I'd be game to get back together with y'all. I'll keep this one under my hat in case plans change. You've got a swell group put...
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    Great trip report BananaHammock! Brings back good...

    Great trip report BananaHammock! Brings back good memories. Thanks for taking pics and documenting the trip. Learned many things from all of you. Goobie, thanks for teaching me about mulberries. Dux...
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    Having fun packing tonight. Looking forward to...

    Having fun packing tonight. Looking forward to tomorrow's modern definition blue moon and sitting around the campfire. See y'all in about half a day.
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    Looking good Dux, nice summary. I'll also be...

    Looking good Dux, nice summary. I'll also be bringing 5 gal water jug in my truck that we can either stash or count on at trail's end on Sunday.

    As far as the food situation goes, I understand...
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    You are a clever guy. Your rhymes are quite...

    You are a clever guy.
    Your rhymes are quite divine.
    When bad weather hits and in a hammock your butt sits,
    The Superfly will keep you dry.
  6. The solution offered in your post is off topic...

    The solution offered in your post is off topic and comes across as proselytizing. The OP is sincerely asking for a solution to their specific problem, not the general problem of forest shelter.
  7. Hmm, beside the exorbitant reservation processing...

    Hmm, beside the exorbitant reservation processing fee, I've had good experiences with Reserve America in WI.

    When they ask for park, try saying Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit. I'm...
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    Vacation was approved. I'm off all day on Friday...

    Vacation was approved. I'm off all day on Friday 7/31 so you can count on me to get down to the FHQ and help with staging vehicles and caching water on Friday. Also, that Friday night is a full moon.
  9. Great report. Well documented. I'm really looking...

    Great report. Well documented. I'm really looking forward to this trip and meeting y'all.
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    Way cool. That is some impressive resourcefulness.

    Way cool. That is some impressive resourcefulness.
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    I hear you guys. Learned my lesson in northern...

    I hear you guys. Learned my lesson in northern Wisconsin a couple years back. Hiking the Jerry lake section of the IAT. I forget the name of the lake, but, much to our chagrin, it had marshed over....
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    Putting in my vacation request at work tomorrow....

    Putting in my vacation request at work tomorrow. Nuts to working that Friday 7/31 and having to wait all day for the fun. Will update my eta for planning once vacation is approved.
  13. Nice write up. Looks and sounds like nice...

    Nice write up. Looks and sounds like nice territory. Thanks for sharing.
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    Profile pictures can be deceiving. I'm a...

    Profile pictures can be deceiving. I'm a different sort of wise guy in real life. And, actually, quite boring...

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    I actually tested these footie pajamas on a shoulder season camping trip....
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    I'm with Dux. We have the means to stash potable...

    I'm with Dux. We have the means to stash potable water and it sounds like Dux is familiar with the area and can do the stashing.

    I'd rather save my intestinal fortitude for the trail than risk it...
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    Cheers! Happy summer solstice too.

    Cheers! Happy summer solstice too.
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    Poll: I'll fashion a travois and help out any...

    I'll fashion a travois and help out any stragglers. TIGER BLOOD.
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    After your Sisyphus comment I couldn't keep...

    After your Sisyphus comment I couldn't keep lurking.
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    Yes! Thanks for doing the legwork on this.

    Yes! Thanks for doing the legwork on this.
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    Cool. Looks great.

    Cool. Looks great.
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    Just got done voting in the poll threads for type...

    Just got done voting in the poll threads for type of trip and available weekends.

    I've put the weekend of July 31 - Aug 2 on my calendar. Never hiked the KMSU before since the KMNU is closer....
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    Swell piece of furniture.

    Swell piece of furniture.
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    Booze has been bumped up to a necessity and been...

    Booze has been bumped up to a necessity and been replaced by this as a luxury item: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=109993

    Cribbage board. This item will save my camping buddy...
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    Good memories. Woot special Yukon Outfitters...

    Good memories.

    Woot special Yukon Outfitters with bugnet. 5x7 poly tarp. Knotted rope and those heavy steel links that came with the hammock for suspension. Used a sleeping bag I had and a...
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    Nice report. Happy to hear you had fast success....

    Nice report. Happy to hear you had fast success. Did you go with 2x2s, or did you rip 2x4s?

    The TDS sure is a great project and perfect solution to the treeless backyard.

    Happy hanging!
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    First timer question. What's the loo situation...

    First timer question.

    What's the loo situation at a group hang?

    Pack it out in our individual trash? Or is there a group evacuation zone?

    skwatupu
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    Bummer, I was hoping to see your goose pattern...

    Bummer, I was hoping to see your goose pattern top quilt in person.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?p=1251556
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    I used regular, untreated wood. HOWEVER, I...

    I used regular, untreated wood. HOWEVER, I stained and sealed the regular kiln dried pine so I could leave it outside this summer in Wisconsin's sun and rain. Worked just fine for me and looking...
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    Awesome, sounds delicious!

    Awesome, sounds delicious!
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    I've never used snow stakes so I can't speak to...

    I've never used snow stakes so I can't speak to them; however, I've had luck using resources in the woods to stake the tarp. A long log buried and left to sinter has worked as have long sticks or...
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    First timer water question. I'm signed up to...

    First timer water question.

    I'm signed up to bring 5 gal pail to gather water from the creek.

    What happens next? Is this community water that gets boiled in a big pot over the fire?

    Thanks!
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    To answer your question, start here: ...

    To answer your question, start here:

    http://theultimatehang.com/hammock-hang-calculator/

    Plug in the specs of your hammock and desired ridgeline length you'll get closer to figuring out where...
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    Shoulders shrug. Looks like you have enough pole...

    Shoulders shrug. Looks like you have enough pole to experiment with putting the tripods outside. Let us know how it goes. I'm intrigued by this pole on top design I've seen folks using.
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    This Wisconsinite can't make it that weekend....

    This Wisconsinite can't make it that weekend. Hope those that do make it have a cheesy time.
  35. Thread: Hanger's High

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    Yeah, my buddies and I make jokes about our "open...

    Yeah, my buddies and I make jokes about our "open concept" home in the woods. The fire area is the kitchen and living room. The trees over there where we hang our hammocks is the bedroom. The...
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    Very innovative. I can see this concept gaining a...

    Very innovative. I can see this concept gaining a popular following, especially once you get a fitted tarp.
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    If you do end up testing without a mechanical...

    If you do end up testing without a mechanical limiter, please report your findings.

    At any rate, that Plasti-dip is gonna look great and function well as a protective coating. I might even add...
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    Friction, itself, isn't enough to stop the legs...

    Friction, itself, isn't enough to stop the legs from spreading. I wouldn't risk it.

    You'll need something mechanical like line limiter, angle cuts on top, or the legs actually driven, staked, or...
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    Solid TD stand. Nice Superfly pitch too. I'm...

    Solid TD stand. Nice Superfly pitch too.

    I'm curious, how did you attach the tripod legs to the gate hinge?

    I don't see carriage bolts or t-nuts.
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    ....LOL....

    ....LOL....
  41. Thread: Hanger's High

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    Yes! That's exactly what happened to me; well...

    Yes! That's exactly what happened to me; well put, "laughing like a madman."
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    leupy, here's a simple attachment idea pictured...

    leupy, here's a simple attachment idea pictured below. Have fun!

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/06/enypynud.jpg

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/06/y3e7ydu9.jpg

    Use the hammock hang...
  43. Count me in

    Count me in
  44. Thread: Hanger's High

    by skwatupu
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    Hanger's High

    Runners often describe feeling a rush of euphoria during a run known as a Runner's High.

    So, I was hanging in the backyard over the weekend (Yukon Outfitters double and a TurtleDog stand), 11:00...
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    Nice demo. The bishop bag pocket to keep the...

    Nice demo. The bishop bag pocket to keep the outside whoopie sling in order is a good idea.
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    Welcome from Wisconsin. Ideal four season hiking...

    Welcome from Wisconsin. Ideal four season hiking and hanging around these parts.
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    I'm with the poncho liner crowd. Good down to...

    I'm with the poncho liner crowd. Good down to 45/50* for me so far. I ran some string through the foot side and cinched it into a kind of vented foootbox (also identifies the foot side so I'm not...
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    This link should take you right to where you can...

    This link should take you right to where you can "add to basket."

    http://www.dwflags.com/store/view_product.php?product=HammockForumsORINGINAL

    Devil Woman was great to work with and takes pride...
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    "Read" this to my little boys as their bedtime...

    "Read" this to my little boys as their bedtime story tonight. We agreed that studying, learning, and valuing the old ways is important. Thanks for sharing and helping me water the seed.
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    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/30/y4aseven.jpg ...

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/30/y4aseven.jpg

    4.5 inches in diameter

    Flag itself turns out to be just short of 14 x 10

    Let me know of you need any other measurements.

    :)-G
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