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    No. I forgot mine fully squashed down in a...

    No. I forgot mine fully squashed down in a compression sack for about a month and it “fluffed up” fine and I have not noticed any issue with it at all. It is a good quality and durable product even...
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    Love my sea to summit blow up pillow. Material is...

    Love my sea to summit blow up pillow. Material is nice ,holds air (only about 1/2-3/4 inflated for hammock use ) permanent spot in my pack. Packs down small. Con is it’s fairly expensive for what it...
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    I'm a 2x 250-260lbs broad shoulders. And I would...

    I'm a 2x 250-260lbs broad shoulders. And I would go wide as in no less than 60 up to 64 . Basically a sleeping bag width without a zipper . I also go from back to side sleeping all night long. And...
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    Ran into a group wot guys who also finished in...

    Ran into a group wot guys who also finished in lake placid. Great group of guys. Super nice .makes me proud of Being iin the community . Thanks guys !! For making this an excellent adventure !!
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    Annnnnd one more tid bit believe it or not I had...

    Annnnnd one more tid bit believe it or not I had zero back issue on trail ,one night of sleeping in hotel bed as opposed to my hammock and my back was broken. Lol. I normally sleep in a bed but...
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    Another for bit. Just ran into some fellow hikers...

    Another for bit. Just ran into some fellow hikers we had met on the npt and had a great talk about the trail while in the comforts of lake placid .We discussed how it seemed much farther while...
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    Yes I loved the trail also. I'm surprised it...

    Yes I loved the trail also. I'm surprised it doesn't get even more use than it does. There were spots that it seemed an hour of walking would go by without a visible marker in either direction kinda...
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    Npt .long lake to placid.

    Just finished last section long lake to placid. First night long lake to cold river 3 lean to. Good walk no problems . Day 2 cold river 3 to cold river 1 lean to,much harder than day one terrain was...
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    I use a cdt. Or med. circuit and hate to use any...

    I use a cdt. Or med. circuit and hate to use any of the extension. I like the packs to be more or less even with the top seam (frame /shoulder strap area) I feel the need to be able to tilt my head...
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    I'm not saying it's ideal. But both the wife and...

    I'm not saying it's ideal. But both the wife and I need to keep volume down so we have been compressing our jarbridge quilts for 3 seasons (only when in the pack hiking ) and so far they look and...
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    Eno double nest was first .used it one afternoon...

    Eno double nest was first .used it one afternoon then went to a Hennessy for a season . Purchased a Hammeck netty and that lasted a season before I sorta went full circle and decided I hate an...
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    WTT: Trade closed. Mods please remove for lack of...

    Trade closed. Mods please remove for lack of interest in this trade. Thanks
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    WTT: Bump bump bump bump bump bump ........bump

    Bump bump bump bump bump bump ........bump
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    WTT: Bumpty bump ta da bump bump bump.

    Bumpty bump ta da bump bump bump.
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    WTT: Annnnnnnd still looking.

    Annnnnnnd still looking.
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    WTT: Still looking

    Still looking
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    WTT: Bumparooni

    Bumparooni
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    WTT: Still availible and Im still in need of above...

    Still availible and Im still in need of above listed gear. I'm willing to entertain other gear also If anybody interested .
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    WTT: Black diamond contact crampons for trade

    I have a brand new set of black diamond contact strap on crampons ,with orange black diamond storage bag. They retail for 129.95 . I would like to trade them for a zpacks Nero, lightweight tarp with...
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    I had no problem lean to hopping between middle...

    I had no problem lean to hopping between middle settlement lake and middle branch lake. I just day hiked it with full pack gearing up for a bigger trip. I will say last I went through somebody had...
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    I've been through the middle settlement lake area...

    I've been through the middle settlement lake area 2x so far this year and the routes I took were fine . Some other two car options would be sections of the npt. McKeever to bear creek rd. A chunk of...
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    I guess I'll chime in I've had a couple different...

    I guess I'll chime in I've had a couple different styles and makes but I've def. settled in on a dutchwear hexon 11ft netless. With notty mods on both sides foot end only and quilt hangers. I use a...
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    Imo It really comes down to how you sleep and...

    Imo It really comes down to how you sleep and body size. I have a diy top and it about 58 wide at top ,I also use a sleeping bag opened up that's 63 wide at top both taper. I personally would t even...
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    The above info is spot on. In a shorter hammock I...

    The above info is spot on. In a shorter hammock I can sleep BUT it's not ideal for me because I fall asleep on my side at home wh n I went to the 11ft Dutch netless I was able to side sleep no...
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    If the door is open through conversation I simply...

    If the door is open through conversation I simply offer that there is another way to do it that "they maybe interested in" if not I simply mind my own business. It is not my place to be the outdoor...
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    North of Utica is adk. On 12n 28n. Approx...

    North of Utica is adk. On 12n 28n. Approx 20minutes North out of Utica maybe 30 at most there will be a sign on your right called McKeever rd. Take that right follow it (not far) past an old adk...
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    I side sleep in hammock and flip flop all night...

    I side sleep in hammock and flip flop all night (normal for me ) when I got the 11ft this really came together comfy
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    I was using seperate stuff sacks then got lazy...

    I was using seperate stuff sacks then got lazy and just started shoving my hammock ,bugnet and underquilt (still assembled)into compactor bag in bottom of pack . Now I jam the hammock ,bugnet ,and...
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    As long as you have a ridgeline I've been using a...

    As long as you have a ridgeline I've been using a dutchwear. Bottom entry net this year and I like it a lot.
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    Permethrin sprayed liberally on hammock...

    Permethrin sprayed liberally on hammock insulation and clothes allow to dry well. And use at will. Wears off eventually but works pretty well for the purpose. As far as bug spray (I know I'm gonna...
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    Personally I don't mess around with a pad. I...

    Personally I don't mess around with a pad. I tried it and it was a struggle for me. I use a single layer netless with a 3/4 underquilt .i also only 3 season with the hammock. I've never had an issue...
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    30 degree 3/4 length uq. 30 degree long / wide top quilt. Rectangle straight edge tarp or only small cuts with some extra length. Reasoning is your only expecting 30s a few times so you can make up...
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    I have 2.4 hexon and 1.6. Hexon. I personally...

    I have 2.4 hexon and 1.6. Hexon. I personally prefer the 11ft netless 1.6 reg. Width hexon with knotty mods . I'm 6ft 250lbs I don't feel a need for a wide I use the knotty mods to keep any material...
  34. Thread: Newbie in REI

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    I'm heavy and have a positive result in my set...

    I'm heavy and have a positive result in my set ups by using a suspension with less stretch .
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    You might be a hanger if you hike and...

    You might be a hanger if you hike and continually scan the woods repeating "that's a good spot,that's a good spot that's a good spot ,that's a good spot " with no intention of even staying at any of...
  36. Lol. Sorry fingers got ahead of the brain. I was...

    Lol. Sorry fingers got ahead of the brain. I was replying to a previous comment that there is no humane kill and all suffering. That comment is not true.
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    I'm 275 and 2.4 hexon. Single layer no problem so...

    I'm 275 and 2.4 hexon. Single layer no problem so far. I've also had my girlfriend in it also so about 400 lbs total no issue.........wait a minute my girlfriend is not 400 lbs. lol I meant the both...
  38. 100 percent not factual. Not worth a debate. So...

    100 percent not factual. Not worth a debate. So let's stick to the facts.in relation to the no such thing as a human kill.
  39. Lol. We just got off the npt. My girl and I slept...

    Lol. We just got off the npt. My girl and I slept in hammocks and our hiking partners slept 2 in a tent. He came over in the am blowing smoke about "boy it took you longer to set up that hammock" I...
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    Fresh off the NPT

    So just did a couple days on the northville placid trail. Great weather both day and night. Trails are in good shape .and the reason for the thread the bug situation was good for this time of year. A...
  41. Thread: Super service

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    My order showed up on doorstep today. Very nice...

    My order showed up on doorstep today. Very nice job . Nothing was missing and all craftsman ship is very nicely done. Ahe really came through for me. Do not hesitate to do business with them I...
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    I've used gas . I try to keep my set up away from...

    I've used gas . I try to keep my set up away from campfire but if it was raining I would set up in porch mode and use any method of cooking even fire. Just try an be careful. If I was to get a burn...
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    Not in that area. But last year it was warm (I...

    Not in that area. But last year it was warm (I had my underquilt haunt but off to side ) about 5:00 am I pulled that sucker under me and was laughing to myself because camping buddy was breaking my...
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    Your right it's all opinion and your gonna get a...

    Your right it's all opinion and your gonna get a bunch of them. So this is mine. I'm a 3 season camper and work in lows that you have describe I have never felt that I needed an over over of any kind...
  45. I agree with the above post. I have a couple...

    I agree with the above post. I have a couple canvas hunting "tents" they are named tents sold as tents and regulated as tents. They have no floors. I sleep on a cot not on the ground and it's still a...
  46. Thread: Super service

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    Super service

    Well I again feel compelled to comment on the cottage vendors.Due to a failure to properly plan on my part I was in need of a under quilt of high quality and low price (lol) in a hurry by nxt (not...
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    I had some same issue (different hammock) I...

    I had some same issue (different hammock) I couldn't get it just right and stay there as I move quite a bit. I ended up with some additional quilt hangers on hammock and suspend it in a fashion that...
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    Deer flies are out of control right now. Holy...

    Deer flies are out of control right now. Holy crap. Was attempting a lil walk about today. Nope called that off . I was attacked by countless deer flies. Stand down for now if you don't like dealing...
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    No kidding and every kind of repellent known to...

    No kidding and every kind of repellent known to exist on earth. Lol. I even made a batch of old time woodsman from Nessmunk (George Washington Sears) woodcraft and camping. My buddies grandfather...
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    The black flies are thick as thieves right now....

    The black flies are thick as thieves right now. Brutal in fact. But i generally don't have many issues around or after the 4th of July. Give or take. Those are campfire legal areas so that fends off...
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