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    I'm lucky enough to have the very first prototype...

    I'm lucky enough to have the very first prototype MW4 and have had it below 0 a couple times and I was more than toasty! If there is even a hint that it maybe cold I take the MW4.
  2. Plans/Schedule have changed and I am happy to say...

    Plans/Schedule have changed and I am happy to say I'll be able to make it!
  3. Thread: Trail Days Sale

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    It may be time for me to pull the trigger on a...

    It may be time for me to pull the trigger on a new tarp!
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    I've been using my Nest from back in my HH days...

    I've been using my Nest from back in my HH days on my BMBH for years as my 3 season quilt. Just hang it per the instructions.
  5. Psyched that I am actually going to be able to...

    Psyched that I am actually going to be able to make it!
  6. Thread: Jacks R Better

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    I'm lucky enough to be the proud owner of the...

    I'm lucky enough to be the proud owner of the very first MW4. I've had it down to -5 with a Hudson River and a Stealth doubled up as my top quilt while wearing hiking pants and a t-shirt. During the...
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    there was scotch???

    there was scotch???
  8. I had a great time. So glad I was able to make...

    I had a great time. So glad I was able to make it. Thanks to everyone who pulled it together!
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    My first hammock was a HH and before the first...

    My first hammock was a HH and before the first trip I set it up with Nite Ize Figure 9 to hang the tarp separate. I switched tarps and hammocks a bunch of times but used the Figure 9s until I got a...
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    I didn't want to say anything and jinx it but it...

    I didn't want to say anything and jinx it but it looks like I'll be able to make it. The 5 month old is behaving and I think Jessi wants to get me out of her hair for a few days!

    I haven't been in...
  11. Thread: trekking poles

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    Pan uses a pair of Leki that are two section and...

    Pan uses a pair of Leki that are two section and when fully collapsed they are the perfect length for use as spreaders. Slick setup.
  12. Thread: Mt. Washington

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    I keep thinking about going the partial quilt...

    I keep thinking about going the partial quilt direction. I never really thought about until the Greylock came out. Have you only ever had part of the quilt with you and wish you had more?
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    I'm going to miss the hang this year. I have a...

    I'm going to miss the hang this year. I have a future hiking partner who's scheduled to arrive 5/5.
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    All packed, leaving Langhorn around 9am tomorrow,...

    All packed, leaving Langhorn around 9am tomorrow, should be into camp around 10am. Anything else need bringing?
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    I'm still good for Saturday morning through...

    I'm still good for Saturday morning through Sunday! May do some wheelin!

    Bringing a first timer and some stuff that comes in bottles.
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    I'm in and bringing a buddy who has never hung.

    I'm in and bringing a buddy who has never hung.
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    I tried those S hooks on my ridgeline so I could...

    I tried those S hooks on my ridgeline so I could easily reposition between a-frame and baker pitches. One of them broke after two nights :scared:.

    I would assume the ridge line has a lot more...
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    I was really paranoid of the spreader bars doing...

    I was really paranoid of the spreader bars doing violence to my JRB tarp when I first started using the BMBH back in 2008.

    Now, four years later and well over 100 nights under the tarp, there is...
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    That would be one way to stay warm! :scared:

    That would be one way to stay warm! :scared:
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    I used all of this talk of people get stuck as an...

    I used all of this talk of people get stuck as an excuse to order a Bubba Rope! Imagine using that for a suspension!:lol:
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    That's them! The one on the bottom is the one...

    That's them! The one on the bottom is the one that was really nice and dry despite a big storm raging, I'm guessing that was back in 2004.
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    These are old debris shelters not to far off the...

    These are old debris shelters not to far off the trail on the the way to Apple Pie Hill (who's up for doing that climb withou oxogen bottles?). A few years back I checked them out during a night hike...
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    No jinx

    Hopefully this won't jinx me but it looks like I'll be able to make it for Saturday into Sunday!

    I'll be bring some brews and a buddy who has never been hanging before (hopefully I have enough...
  24. If you like Framboise try mixing it half and half...

    If you like Framboise try mixing it half and half with a Rogue Chocolate Stout! MMMMMMmmmmmmmm
  25. If I'm able to make it I'll try to bring a keg...

    If I'm able to make it I'll try to bring a keg from the brewery.
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    SHHHHHHHHHHHHH, evertime I say I'm going to make...

    SHHHHHHHHHHHHH, evertime I say I'm going to make it something gets in the way. So I'm not saying anything this year and I'll see what happens!
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    The video is from the powerline over near Atco....

    The video is from the powerline over near Atco. The two pictures with the green Jeep really sunk is near the intersection of High Crossing and Tuckerton Roads.

    When I was through there a month ago...
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    I spent Sunday driving around the Pines and there...

    I spent Sunday driving around the Pines and there are ton of water holes, especially at High Crossing near Carranza. (See video)
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    Great setup, I've been using STLs with the Micro...

    Great setup, I've been using STLs with the Micro Line Loc Guy Line Adjusters on my tie-outs for years and love them. (Of course someone always gives me flak, "just use a knot, it's lighter!)

    I...
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    I have an old Moonstone down sweater that I'll...

    I have an old Moonstone down sweater that I'll wear backwards (not zipped up) while reading in the hammock so my arms are warm outside of the quilt. When I turn in or get too hot it's easy to take...
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    You are correct, I was sold when I laid in it at...

    You are correct, I was sold when I laid in it at the first MAHHA back in 2007. They following spring I ordered one and that's been it ever since.

    I'm so used to the bridge that when I recently set...
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    Before switching the the bridge I had a HH...

    Before switching the the bridge I had a HH Explorer UL with Mac Cat Deluxe, when I did the math the JRB BMB combo was a hair lighter. For comfort the bridge design blows away my old rig, no more clad...
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    Great report! The Jack's and I are supposed to...

    Great report!

    The Jack's and I are supposed to do the MA section in early October (still trying to figure out resupply and shuttle logistics)
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    I'm a huge fan of the JRB 11 x 10 cat tarp. ...

    I'm a huge fan of the JRB 11 x 10 cat tarp.

    I've been under it in several intense storms and never got wet and was never worried about getting wet.
  35. Gear is packed, leaving in the AM!

    Gear is packed, leaving in the AM!
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    Congrats! More toys for all!

    Congrats! More toys for all!
  37. I have an old school Colman two burner stove....

    I have an old school Colman two burner stove. Would that help?
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    I never thought of that............ You may...

    I never thought of that............ You may not...... That could be even more weight savings! I'm just a feeder bar rat and just do the same as I always do.
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    Summer is when I think I'll be using it the most,...

    Summer is when I think I'll be using it the most, I've been in too many huge Spring and Fall storms to want to go with anything less than my 11'x10'! Of course I've used smaller tarps like my Mac Cat...
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    JRB Spinnaker Hex Tarp

    I realized the other day that I have more hammocks than tarps so I figured it was time to correct that problem.

    So off to jacksrbetter.com I went with the intent of purchasing another 11' x 10'...
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    Look at that speedy product support!!!!

    Look at that speedy product support!!!!
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    Finally got a nice day and some free time! Here...

    Finally got a nice day and some free time! Here are a few pics.

    I realize after looking at the pics that the Dutch clip should be further to the left on the tree so the load is taken by the tree...
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    Poll: I'm in as is Jessi.

    I'm in as is Jessi.
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    Congrats guys and good luck on the move!

    Congrats guys and good luck on the move!
  45. It's on my calendar. Put me down as willing...

    It's on my calendar. Put me down as willing helper!
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    As soon as I get some time off during daylight...

    As soon as I get some time off during daylight hours I will set up and take some pics/
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    I know I've said it before, but I never...

    I know I've said it before, but I never understood why it didn't get quite the buzz around here as other hammocks. Great to see that interest seems to have picked up.

    I've been testing out the new...
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    I haven't used my other hammocks in three years...

    I haven't used my other hammocks in three years since I got my JRB BMBH!
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    This is the setup I've started using and it is...

    This is the setup I've started using and it is awesome. Lightweight and convenient.
  50. I won't be able to make it next weekend, so I...

    I won't be able to make it next weekend, so I snuck out for a night hike last night. Went from Atsion ranger station, crossed the old train bridge, hiked down to the Locks Bridge ruins and had a...
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