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    We've done a winter camping trip in the ADKs for...

    We've done a winter camping trip in the ADKs for the last 6 winters, up near Saranac Lake, NY. It normally happens in February.

    Jamie
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    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151109...

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151109356742697.460722.527557696&type=1&l=18d457e29b

    Jamie
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    It was a great trip...

    It was a great trip...
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    Have a great time! Jamie

    Have a great time!

    Jamie
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    Max group size on these campsite permits is 6. ...

    Max group size on these campsite permits is 6.

    Jamie
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    http://goo.gl/maps/v4UG A google map with...

    http://goo.gl/maps/v4UG

    A google map with everything about the trip that you could want to know!


    Jamie
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    ADK paddle/camping/hanging trip August 10-12

    Details to follow, but save the dates if interested.

    Jamie
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    300 pounds and 6 feet tall, and I try to get out...

    300 pounds and 6 feet tall, and I try to get out camping every month...
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    Welcome from Lake Clear in the ADKs. I try to...

    Welcome from Lake Clear in the ADKs. I try to get out camping every month, keep an eye out for posted trips this summer!

    Jamie
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    Sorry we missed you...it was a great trip!

    Sorry we missed you...it was a great trip!
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    I've hung in areas with bear sign, but am careful...

    I've hung in areas with bear sign, but am careful to cook and hang my food and other smellies far from camp when in bear-country.

    Jamie
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    I try to portage in one trip, but with only a...

    I try to portage in one trip, but with only a short one, it's no big deal...

    Jamie
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    I've got some new fishing gear and some new...

    I've got some new fishing gear and some new camping gear, and want to try it all out...interested in getting to some rete little ponds as well...should be fun.

    Jamie
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    No need...thanks for bumping it! I'm getting...

    No need...thanks for bumping it!

    I'm getting excited for the trip, and looking at maps to try and figure out some side trips...

    Can't wait to see you...we will certainly have some fun!

    Jamie
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    Huh? I don't understand... Jamie

    Huh? I don't understand...

    Jamie
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    No plans for specific sites yet...probably play...

    No plans for specific sites yet...probably play it by ear based in what's available, and what looks good as we're paddling in...

    Jamie
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    Have a great time! J

    Have a great time!

    J
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    Clearly we are! ;) I go camping every month,...

    Clearly we are! ;)

    I go camping every month, and my trips don't stop because of flies or rain or cold...

    June is a lovely month in the Adirondacks, and we locals are happy to have it to...
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    Trip Particulars: Bog River to Lows Lake June...

    Trip Particulars:

    Bog River to Lows Lake
    June 8th at 10:30am to June 10th at 3pm
    Meeting at 44.115082,-74.62605

    GoogleMap -...
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    Paddle trip in the ADKs, June 8-10

    I'm starting to plan a paddle trip in the Adirondacks for the weekend of June 8-10. I've got a couple of possible routes in mind, but the basic idea is paddling to a campsite, and from there either...
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    +1 to a beacon or flashlight hung off one end of...

    +1 to a beacon or flashlight hung off one end of your hammock

    J
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    Wiggy's -60F Sleeping Bag Inspired Trip

    I just bought a -60F sleeping bag from Wiggy's with an extremely cold camping trip in mind...I've done -36F last year in my locale in the ADKs...last weekend we hung at -9F, which seemed like a walk...
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    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-sn...

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/421744_10150611877327697_527557696_8948203_1809881657_n.jpg

    My mutt of a hammock setup for the camping trip...a HH hex-tarp, GT hammock with...
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    It was a great time!

    It was a super trip with cold sleeping and no...
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    Here's an informational webpage we put up for...

    Here's an informational webpage we put up for last year's trip...

    http://zsny.org/wct/nny2011wct.html

    Jamie
  26. http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=45425
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    Camping trip in NNY, 2/10-2/12

    Where: Polliwog Pond, at roughly N 44 20.380 W 074 21.030.
    When: Friday, February 10th @ noon, until Sunday, February 12 @ noon
    What: A winter camping trip in the Adirondack Park in upstate NY
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  28. Thread: Amsteel Loops

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    Thanks for all of the replies! I'm going to try...

    Thanks for all of the replies! I'm going to try both, and see which works best for me. I've already made a couple of the CLs using the triple fisherman's knots, and will try a few using the...
  29. Thread: Amsteel Loops

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    How do you guys fix the cut ends of your Amsteel?...

    How do you guys fix the cut ends of your Amsteel?

    burning, banding, ignoring...

    Jamie - nfa
  30. Thread: Amsteel Loops

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    Amsteel Loops

    I know that I can buy them, but I would like to make some for an upcoming DIY project.

    What is the easiest way to make loops from amsteel?

    I am hoping for a method using a knot of some sort (or...
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    Nice Pics! Thanks for sharing! Jamie - nfa

    Nice Pics!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Jamie - nfa
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    I slept out two nights in the High Peaks of the...

    I slept out two nights in the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains last weekend using just the IX single layer topquilt in my GT nano, with a HH tiny-sized tarp overhead...

    I layered up with...
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    It's likely not going to get that cold, but my...

    It's likely not going to get that cold, but my hammock sock works incredibly well at creating a microclimate and keeping me warm...

    My thinking is that I'll use the TQ (top sheet really) to stop...
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    DIY Insultex Top Quilt

    I'm going camping this weekend with a group of friends up into the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains of Northern New York, and in my ongoing attempt to cut weight from my pack am trying out...
  35. Thread: mini lights

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    Those look great! J

    Those look great!

    J
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    I was doing some reading about the trail up into...

    I was doing some reading about the trail up into Flowed Lands via Calamity Brook, and then back down via the trail along the Opalescent River...it seems probable (especially with recent hurricane...
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    Welcome to HF from northern NY! I love camping...

    Welcome to HF from northern NY!

    I love camping in my hammock year around, but it's wonderful how cooling a late-night breeze can be in the summer heat...

    Somewhere around HF, somebody posted a...
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    A bunch of us are getting together for a hike and...

    A bunch of us are getting together for a hike and hang in the High Peaks during the weekend of September 24-26...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=36841

    I am generally in for...
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    The trails in the whole Eastern High Peaks area...

    The trails in the whole Eastern High Peaks area were closed after Hurricane Irene, but have now re-opened for use...there are lots of new slides and changed features due to the storm, but the trip is...
  40. Thread: camping blanket

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    I'm a big fan of fleece and polypro clothing,...

    I'm a big fan of fleece and polypro clothing, inside a windproofwaterproof outer layer...for sleeping, I like artificial fiber sleeping bags (love my MSS) in combination with a hammock sock, IX...
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    As someone said, bushcraft like the fire-piston...

    As someone said, bushcraft like the fire-piston is an interesting hobby, but not my hobby, and arguably not the simplest or most efficient way to camp...

    I carry 2 mini-bics and 2 packs of MRE...
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    Down just doesn't meet my criteria for camping...

    Down just doesn't meet my criteria for camping clothes and gear...too expensive, too moisture sensitive, requires too much care and consideration...

    I'm not saying people shouldn't use it, just...
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    WTB: 3 yards of Insultex

    Hi HFers!

    I'm working on a project, and find myself in need of 3 yards of insultex.

    If anyone can help me out, send me an email at:

    jsheffield@gmail.com

    and we'll workout how I can send...
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    I just bought this one:...

    I just bought this one: http://www.backcountry.com/backcountry-titanium-cookset-700ml-pot-spork

    Jamie - nfa
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    Couldn't tell you...sorry...I assume that there...

    Couldn't tell you...sorry...I assume that there are lots of different forum software packages out there, and HF is the only one I frequent missing this feature.

    I love HF, and don't really mind...
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    Thanks...ish... That'll work, but it's still...

    Thanks...ish...

    That'll work, but it's still pretty crappy/kludgy compared to almost every other forum I frequent...just sayin'

    I can do it using Tapatalk, as they have functionality built...
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    I'm a big believer in the micro-climate created...

    I'm a big believer in the micro-climate created by hammock socks, not so much in burt's bees, in keeping warm in cold weather...my sock has 4 layers of IX in it, and was the first prototype that Mac...
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    "Participated Threads" Option

    Lots of forums that I visit and use have an option that allows me to view threads that I have posted/participated in...it would appear (unless I'm missing something) that HF does not.

    Would it be...
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    A fun (and somewhat gentle) trip up into the High...

    A fun (and somewhat gentle) trip up into the High Peaks about 2.5 hours north of Albany, September 24-26.

    We'll be hiking up into the Eastern High Peaks from the Tahawus trailhead...if you've...
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    I just got back from a paddle and hanging trip...

    I just got back from a paddle and hanging trip down south, in the Saratoga Springs area...I live up in the ADKs...where are you?

    Jamie - nfa
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