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    I'm up for some northern WI hangin & fishin, but...

    I'm up for some northern WI hangin & fishin, but the 12+ hour round trip makes a weekend out of the question. More middle of the state could work, not sure where you have in mind but I'll start doing...
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    Pinewoods or Ottawa lake are both car camping...

    Pinewoods or Ottawa lake are both car camping friendly, although Pinewoods doesn't open until some time in May.

    http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/kms/camping.html
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    Howdy neighbor!! Just down the road from ya, out...

    Howdy neighbor!! Just down the road from ya, out of the city. Great place to learn, full of friendly folks eager to share their knowledge. Got me sorted out when I purchased my first hammock, a Grand...
  4. Thread: Tarp help

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    Seriously complex:scared::scared:??? I think...

    Seriously complex:scared::scared:??? I think that's an understatement:lol::lol: Looks to me like an over complicated, and time consuming, solution to a problem I'm not sure exists......but I've been...
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    This cord will take care of all you tarp needs,...

    This cord will take care of all you tarp needs, from ridge line to guy lines. Add shock cord if you feel the need, not an absolute necessity.
  6. Usually better views when you find a separate...

    Usually better views when you find a separate spot anyways. I try to avoid the crowd too!
  7. Aahh, a snorer I presume:lol::lol::lol:

    Aahh, a snorer I presume:lol::lol::lol:
  8. IIRC there's a "within 100' of shelter rule"....

    IIRC there's a "within 100' of shelter rule". From what I remember there's a lot of smaller trees near the shelter and mostly open to the North. Still it shouldn't be a problem finding suitable...
  9. Yeah..... but who wants to walk up bald...

    Yeah..... but who wants to walk up bald bluff:scared::scared::lol:?!?!?! Maybe I better come from the North!!:lol:

    I'll see if I have any homebrew left that's worthy of an event such as...
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    Got mine today!!! Hunter green and grey, same as...

    Got mine today!!! Hunter green and grey, same as my TQ. Thanks UGQ:cool:

    Almost didn't get it though, mailman delivered it to the wrong house! Thank God for good neighbors!!
  11. I'll be there, running out of excuses for not...

    I'll be there, running out of excuses for not getting to a group hang:rolleyes::rolleyes: :lol: I can bring a few different hammocks if anybody wants to just stop and check out a few options.
    ...
  12. Thread: Tadpole Options

    by goobie
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    A little late to the party, but the majority of...

    A little late to the party, but the majority of posts I found when I was in the market advised getting the pull outs. Not a significant weight penalty if you don't use them, irreplaceable when you...
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    Can't say I've noticed any wear on my tarp after...

    Can't say I've noticed any wear on my tarp after at least a dozen hangs in varying conditions. On another note, my winter tarp has been up for about a week, in some heavy winter winds, using my...
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    Camo works so well it made the hammock...

    Camo works so well it made the hammock disappear:scared::scared: :lol::lol:
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    ....and I didn't think to look at his...

    ....and I didn't think to look at his hammocks:confused:. You're welcome, glad to help.

    Pretty sure I saw a thread staying he'll make a double layer, but don't hold me, or Dutch:scared:, to that!
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    Try this http://dutchwaregear.com/argon-1.6.html...

    Try this http://dutchwaregear.com/argon-1.6.html
    "make this the perfect fabric for a person under 275"

    The other argon fabrics are for quilts
  17. Browse theses while your waiting to get outside...

    Browse theses while your waiting to get outside with it

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/61655-grand-trunk-funky-forest-tarp
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    Crunch your numbers here...

    Crunch your numbers here http://theultimatehang.com/hammock-hang-calculator/ then we'll see if your solution works. I think Dutch did his homework before he made his decision.
  19. I'm pretty sure I'd be able to see your guylines...

    I'm pretty sure I'd be able to see your guylines from my hammock up here in WI!!:scared::lol::scared:

    Seriously though, the orange is highly visible. All my stakes have a loop of it on them to...
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    I took my 20*+2 oz Incubator, inside a 3 season...

    I took my 20*+2 oz Incubator, inside a 3 season Jarbidge (hung fairly loosely to avoid compressing the down) covered by a driducks weather shield, down to -3 last weekend and was very warm. I...
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    Where were you looking, and for what gear? Most...

    Where were you looking, and for what gear? Most hammock related gear is best purchased from one of the vendors here on the forum. Just a little friendly advice:D:D
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    I'd echo the other suggestions and say go with...

    I'd echo the other suggestions and say go with Dutch. Having been hanging for a while now, and spending $$$ on various hammocks and gear, I'd start there. Dutch is pretty much a 1 stop shop nowadays,...
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    Welcome from the South of Milwaukee :crying:...

    Welcome from the South of Milwaukee :crying: beautiful country up where you're at! No better way to enjoy the outdoors than from our slightly elevated perches!! Enjoy the journey, lots to learn here...
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    Would I be correct in assuming your new one has...

    Would I be correct in assuming your new one has the same feature??:rolleyes: If not, what have you changed?

    I had Jared make me an 11' out of Dutch's Argon 1.6, woodland camo for this one. While...
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    If you think it's warm inside, just wait until...

    If you think it's warm inside, just wait until you get it outside!! I took mine down to -3 last night:woot::woot: I'm sure the hot water bottles helped, but I'm still VERY impressed.
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    I plan to be out next Sat, and/or the following...

    I plan to be out next Sat, and/or the following weekend. Ottawa lake or an IAT shelter are the plan.
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    Hopefully you just did!:unsure::unsure: Next...

    Hopefully you just did!:unsure::unsure:

    Next weekend I can only hang Sat nite, the weekend after I plan to head out Fri after work. Ottawa lake or a shelter on the Ice Age Trail are about the only...
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    Those darn Canooks!!! They can have their hockey...

    Those darn Canooks!!! They can have their hockey back, we want our lash it!!!!!:mad::mad::mad:


    OK.....maybe I overreacted:blush::tongueup: I guess I can wait a little longer:lol::lol:
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    I also have one weekend a month that's a no go,...

    I also have one weekend a month that's a no go, on a somewhat varying schedule. Let's see if we can't figure out the weekends that do work and get a bunch of us hangin.
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    Marked down the date, hoping to be free that...

    Marked down the date, hoping to be free that weekend. I've got to make one of these hangs sooner or later:unsure::cursing::unsure:
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    Welcome from the SouthEast corner of the state!...

    Welcome from the SouthEast corner of the state! No hammock yet?!? I've hiked all of the IAT in the Southern Kettles, not enough free time to even think about the whole trail......... yet!

    A whole...
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    I'm just under 6' and my 60" is plenty wide, if...

    I'm just under 6' and my 60" is plenty wide, if not a bit too much of a good thing.
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    Welcome, from about an hour East of you. I agree,...

    Welcome, from about an hour East of you. I agree, Shane is a great guy to deal with. He makes some decent hammocks too:rolleyes:, my WWM DL is my go to when I'm using a pad.

    Spring hang at...
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    Merry Christmas to you. Thank you for doing...

    Merry Christmas to you. Thank you for doing this..........and count me in too please!
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    Been using stingerz and 'skins since I rigged my...

    Been using stingerz and 'skins since I rigged my Tadpole. I did what was suggested on this site and spliced a continuous loop (6" IIRC) to the ridgeline tie out and clip the stingerz to that. Helps...
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    I was going to suggest this weekend, as campsite...

    I was going to suggest this weekend, as campsite B in Pinewoods is available, but it appears work will be getting in the way:crying:crying
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    I'll try my hand at making a trap, and you can...

    I'll try my hand at making a trap, and you can even pick the color:rolleyes::lol::lol:

    Thank you for the generous opportunity once again!!
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    Therein lies the problem with getting a group...

    Therein lies the problem with getting a group hang going:(:(
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    Last weekend in Oct?? Might be able to sneak in...

    Last weekend in Oct?? Might be able to sneak in another weekend early Nov? Hunting season take precedence over camping for me also. Can hang all year, only a few months in fall to hunt and too few of...
  40. Just a few questions while I admire your...

    Just a few questions while I admire your resourcefulness, if you don't mind.

    Why was it necessary to pitch your 6' wide tarp so low? Unmentioned rain I would think. 14' long, but only 6' wide? Why...
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    Northern WI hang this weekend ...

    Northern WI hang this weekend https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?98368-Northern-Wisconsin-Hang&p=1328637#post1328637
    About 6 hours for me, I'd guess closer to 8 for you IL hangers....
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    Sounds like the beginnings of a spring group...

    Sounds like the beginnings of a spring group hang;);)
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    I'm up for hanging most weekends, just need a...

    I'm up for hanging most weekends, just need a little advanced notice. All the areas you mentioned are about an hour from me, I'm guessing around 2 for you?
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    Sticky: Sticky?!?!?

    Sticky?!?!?
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    Hasn't Opie done some testing Amsteel in various...

    Hasn't Opie done some testing Amsteel in various spliced configurations?
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    I've been into the low teens with my MSS and a...

    I've been into the low teens with my MSS and a pad ( thermarest z lite). Might have also used a reflectix "pad" to supplement, I don't remember. Either way, you'll definitely want something under...
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    Interesting! Cheap is always good! Glad you found...

    Interesting! Cheap is always good! Glad you found a system that works for ya. I never tried paracord, except for my tarp.
  48. Thread: Wisco kid

    by goobie
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    Welcome from another Wisconsinite, enjoy the site...

    Welcome from another Wisconsinite, enjoy the site and all it has to offer!!
  49. It only makes sense to size your suspension based...

    It only makes sense to size your suspension based in the areas you camp. If the trees are that big where you're going, my question is why bring such short straps?

    Where I'm at I've come fairly...
  50. Thread: how do you hang

    by goobie
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    Noticing a trend here?? TREE STRAPS!!!:D:D ...

    Noticing a trend here?? TREE STRAPS!!!:D:D


    Tree straps (there they are again!) and UCR's for me.
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