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    There is definitely a thread for Canadian...

    There is definitely a thread for Canadian vendors. However, there isn't much useful info in there other than Redden Net & Rope in Richmond - crazy cheap Amsteel!



    Firesong is the closest thing...
  2. I would go with an integrated bugnet too. I don't...

    I would go with an integrated bugnet too. I don't like it for my own stuff but it's been fantastic for my 9yo in his HH Cub Scout hammock. For whatever reason, he tends to roll a lot in the hammock...
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    FS: Been looking for a light windshirt and this would...

    Been looking for a light windshirt and this would be a great fit for me. But I'm in Canada - shipping would probably be just as much as the jacket! :(
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    Thanks for asking that. I never knew what it...

    Thanks for asking that. I never knew what it stood for either.
  5. It's definitely worthwhile to contact Firesong. I...

    It's definitely worthwhile to contact Firesong. I just went backpacking with him a couple of weeks ago and it sounds like he's going to start making tarps. Not sure how far he's gone with that.
    ...
  6. Thread: Dutch Pole Mod

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    hmmm...I seem to remember Dutch also saying that...

    hmmm...I seem to remember Dutch also saying that when Ti Cinch Buckles were sold out (link) and when spools of Zing-it were unavailable (link). Starting to think this might be his default excuse? :)
  7. I stayed in Jasper National Park last night with...

    I stayed in Jasper National Park last night with 2 hammocks in our site. Also saw somebody else in the campground with a hammock set up. Didn't have any problems at all. However, this is technically...
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    I've had good success with a loop turner that I...

    I've had good success with a loop turner that I bought off of ebay. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Latch-Hook-Eye-Loop-Turner-for-Button-Loops-Frog-Closures-String-Belts-/330947314270

    $4 and free...
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    haha...hasn't bothered me yet. Actually, the only...

    haha...hasn't bothered me yet. Actually, the only time that I notice any noise from it is when I'm digging around in it. But If I'm not using it then it's silent. Maybe it would make more noise if it...
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    I attach a long-ish dogbone to the ridgeline and...

    I attach a long-ish dogbone to the ridgeline and then larkshead a plastic grocery bag to it. The bag hangs just off the outside of the hammock. It's about as far from fancy as you can get but it...
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    SnrMoment - love the snap on the ends. And I...

    SnrMoment - love the snap on the ends. And I never knew why someone would get the extra tie out points along the bottom edge. Makes sense now. I really don't want to get a tent with doors because 90%...
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    I started with a Hennessy Explorer Deluxe for...

    I started with a Hennessy Explorer Deluxe for most of the same reasons as you. it was available here (MEC sells them!) and seemed like a great all-in-one solution. However, as I've gotten more...
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    I'd love to take credit for that video but it's...

    I'd love to take credit for that video but it's not mine. Just one that I learned from.

    For sourcing Amsteel in Canada, the short answer is that I don't - it's too expensive up here. I usually get...
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    I'm not sure if I full understand what you're...

    I'm not sure if I full understand what you're describing, but I would think that doubling back would reduce the strength of the amsteel. Keep in mind that the strength comes from the constrictor...
  15. Other than a HH Explorer Deluxe, the SLD...

    Other than a HH Explorer Deluxe, the SLD Streamliner DL is the only hammock that I've owned. I bought it mainly for the catenary cuts on the sides. I didn't realize that it was harder to get a...
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    Thanks Brian. So how long until you start...

    Thanks Brian. So how long until you start stocking silpoly tarps? :)
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    So does that mean that silpoly wouldn't need...

    So does that mean that silpoly wouldn't need shockcord on the tieouts?
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    Hey guys - first time back on the forums for a...

    Hey guys - first time back on the forums for a few months. Kinda neglected a few emails as well so I apologize to any of you that tried to contact me since the summer.

    I definitely liked Fort...
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    Yeah, what he said. :)

    Yeah, what he said. :)
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    There's another thread about this but Dutch took...

    There's another thread about this but Dutch took the G-Clip off his site due to some reports about some webbing slipping through the G-Clip.
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    Send a private message to snidetripod. He'll be...

    Send a private message to snidetripod. He'll be all over it.
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    Thanks for the quick reply. Sounds good....

    Thanks for the quick reply.



    Sounds good. I'll probably be buying a Mamajamba in winter/spring so I'll play with the options. I hadn't thought about how the side cat cuts might affect the...
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    A bit off topic, but there have been a few...

    A bit off topic, but there have been a few comments that the Mamajamba isn't designed to be set up with a continuous ridgeline. Is that true? I don't really understand why that would be the case.
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    I've seen a couple of posts about using straps...

    I've seen a couple of posts about using straps for your tarp ridgeline but I'm pretty sure that most people don't use straps since the tarp isn't supporting body weight. But if you decided to use...
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    10AM is good for me. It looks to be just over a...

    10AM is good for me. It looks to be just over a 2-hour drive from St. Albert so 10AM is perfect.

    Are we meeting at Vera Ferry crossing or right at the Athabasca Viewpoint staging area? Is there a...
  26. I don't have any of these but I've had Hennessy...

    I don't have any of these but I've had Hennessy snakeskins and I hated the air bubble that would sometimes get created as I pulled the sleeves over the hammock. I've read that the no-see-um sleeves...
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    I'm in. Might bring my 9-year old son as well.

    I'm in. Might bring my 9-year old son as well.
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    Looks like a great spot for hammocks! Lots of...

    Looks like a great spot for hammocks! Lots of decent trees and not too much brush.

    Rangers didn't give you any problems for having the kamperoo, a tent and a hammock? In Alberta parks, they try...
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    I totally forgot to add a bead as well. But now...

    I totally forgot to add a bead as well. But now that I've seen this, I can tell people that I left the bead off on purpose. :)

    CountryRoads - even if you didn't come up with it, I appreciate that...
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    Izraelius - that's a great looking quilt! Roughly...

    Izraelius - that's a great looking quilt! Roughly how much did the supplies cost?
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    I really like longish tree straps with the lock...

    I really like longish tree straps with the lock 'n' load quickdraws from readystrap.com. Very easy to use. However, they are definitely not light and definitely not compact.
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    Seems like a webbing version of the dutch hook...

    Seems like a webbing version of the dutch hook could work well with this. Something that would slip onto the webbing loop securely and then have a small hook for connecting to the hammock's...
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    Thanks for writing that up Mike. It was a great...

    Thanks for writing that up Mike. It was a great spot that we'll need to return to sometime.



    Definitely a good spot for a group hang. Just need to get a group together!
  34. Thread: ddxl tarp

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    $90 CAD delivered seems like a pretty good price....

    $90 CAD delivered seems like a pretty good price. But you're right - that's a heavy tarp!

    Where do you live in Alberta? And what part of the mountains did you go to? Any problems with hammock...
  35. I found that problem with my Explorer Deluxe as...

    I found that problem with my Explorer Deluxe as well. I was always able to carefully sneak enough of the snakeskin over the attachment point but it was definitely snug. I would say that as long as...
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    I definitely agree with that. Dutch has some of...

    I definitely agree with that. Dutch has some of the cheapest shipping to Canada that I've seen.
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    I don't think we'll really need it, but here's...

    I don't think we'll really need it, but here's some links to free topo maps for the area (083J07).

    50K - http://ftp2.cits.rncan.gc.ca/pub/canmatrix/50k_300dpi/083/j/canmatrix_083j07_tif.zip
    250K...
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    If we started at either the Central or Athabasca...

    If we started at either the Central or Athabasca Viewpoint staging areas then we're not too far from the river. http://www.albertaparks.ca/media/3265279/fort-assiniboine-brochure.pdf
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    I would definitely be into checking out the...

    I would definitely be into checking out the Sandhills PLUZ. I'm sure that we could find a campsite close to the river and just filter water. I knew I should have ordered a Sawyer Mini earlier this...
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    I'm pretty sure that I'm OK to go on Wednesday...

    I'm pretty sure that I'm OK to go on Wednesday for a night.
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    I was going to suggest bunk style as well. Would...

    I was going to suggest bunk style as well. Would something like that work?
  42. Thread: Straps

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    I really enjoyed my dealings with Gary too. Great...

    I really enjoyed my dealings with Gary too. Great guy.

    And I really like that he publishes data from testing his different stitches and straps. Good to see that he's watching out for our butts. :)
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    I do. I don't really see why anyone would take it...

    I do. I don't really see why anyone would take it off during bug season unless you're going to use it as a camp chair during the day.
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    I did the same thing. Jared from Simply Light...

    I did the same thing. Jared from Simply Light made me a nice Fronkey-style net that weighs a whopping 4.9 ounces.



    I had Jared sew some grosgrain loops on the bottom opening of the net. I use...
  45. Thanks for playing around with these stitches...

    Thanks for playing around with these stitches Gary. I read somewhere on the forums an article about the most effective stitches for webbing (gmcttr might have posted it somewhere else). Do you have...
  46. Thread: Pillow

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    I don't use a pillow when sleeping on my back but...

    I don't use a pillow when sleeping on my back but I like to use one when I sleep on my side. The stuffsack that I use for my clothes has fleece on one side of the inside. When I get to camp, I invert...
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    Yep, they would definitely work. And kind of...

    Yep, they would definitely work. And kind of hollow braid line would work.

    However, I would be a bit worried that zing-it and lash-it would be too strong and that the tarp would rip in a strong...
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    Thanks for the info Brian. I'm going to be making...

    Thanks for the info Brian. I'm going to be making some more "experiments" tomorrow so I'll weigh a 1 meter section. Just had another camping trip this past weekend where the planer board ucr's were...
  49. Thread: BIAS vs. Dream

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    I would take a look at Simply Light Designs at...

    I would take a look at Simply Light Designs at http://www.simplylightdesigns.com. I find their hammocks similar to BIAS. Simple, light and competitive with pricing. I just ordered some stuff from...
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    Wow - that looks amazing! What a great trip!

    Wow - that looks amazing! What a great trip!
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