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    +1,000 to that list. I'd get BF5 in there...

    +1,000 to that list. I'd get BF5 in there somewhere too. Not sure if Just Jeff has a channel or not but find his site and you'll be glad.
  2. The mention of a good UQ and TQ as the foundation...

    The mention of a good UQ and TQ as the foundation for a warm night's sleep is spot on.

    Just an old Scoutmaster's 2 cents here, but maybe you can encourage an adult leader in your troop to...
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    I would recommend a call or log on to Cal Trans...

    I would recommend a call or log on to Cal Trans to check conditions well in advance as PCH is known for long road closures and repairs. Many of the times there is a slow down that makes it really...
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    A version of the turtle dog stand using 1 1/4"...

    A version of the turtle dog stand using 1 1/4" aluminum pipe in 4' sections (8 sections total) plus 7 more sections of 1" aluminum pipe that slide within the 1 1/4" pipe with either clevis pins or...
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    Welcome to the party!

    Welcome to the party!
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    I bought a mattress off eBay for $10 with the...

    I bought a mattress off eBay for $10 with the dimensions the Amok calls for and slid my Z Rest on top. It works great so if bulk and weight are not a huge issue but coinage is that might be...
  7. I wonder what is costs to rent a sno cat for the...

    I wonder what is costs to rent a sno cat for the day... :lol:, have a great time no matter where the trail takes you and congratulations on the nuptials!
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    I am both grateful and massively humbled by the...

    I am both grateful and massively humbled by the brain power.
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    Glad to hear from a pioneer. I've heard of your...

    Glad to hear from a pioneer. I've heard of your work and made what I was told was a Bishop Bag, however I am sure I bungled it up from the original.
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    Our troop has used Climashield Apex for 9 years...

    Our troop has used Climashield Apex for 9 years when we take up the Hammock Camping merit badge. It has been great to work with, but in as much as we got a smoking great deal on it we have nothing...
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    There is a nice hike to Salmon Creek. Waterfalls...

    There is a nice hike to Salmon Creek. Waterfalls and all sorts of nice scenery with great vistas of the ocean. There are multiple trails so you should be able to find one that is agreeable to your...
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    I took inspiration from Ray Jardine's offerings...

    I took inspiration from Ray Jardine's offerings and designed and made my own gear. Ray was a real innovator in lightweight gear and also had patents on some climbing gear that got some cash flowing...
  13. I like that idea

    I like that idea
  14. Thanks, I was racking my brain for something like...

    Thanks, I was racking my brain for something like this for months. I got some cheap 48" zippers on eBay and stitched it so the pull is part of the extension not the main body and used an additional...
  15. I know your trip is in the rear view mirror at...

    I know your trip is in the rear view mirror at this time, but for future consideration perhaps an UQ with a zip on/zip off extension. For my own style, I like the 3/4 length for backpacking trips in...
  16. Henry is one tough hombre. I haven't seen a MN...

    Henry is one tough hombre. I haven't seen a MN resident that wasn't. Glad to see the sector security system has a back up.
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    [QUOTE=DuctTapeMessiah;1727356] I call it a false...

    [QUOTE=DuctTapeMessiah;1727356] I call it a false hitch. QUOTE]

    Sounds like something you would get in Las Vegas
    :lol:
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    Always nice to pick up some new information here....

    Always nice to pick up some new information here. I like the Beckett, especially in slippery form. I am a loyalist to the marlin spike & whoopie and am trying to see the advantage of the J Bend...
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    Good to know. Thanks for the tip.

    Good to know. Thanks for the tip.
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    You are right and I don't know if the properties...

    You are right and I don't know if the properties of PU v. Silnyloncause a failure.
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    Greetinghs from central California

    Greetinghs from central California
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    I've thinned out pure silicon (clear) with...

    I've thinned out pure silicon (clear) with mineral oil and brushed it on, much like seam sealer. It works great, very affordable and has lasted 7+ years.
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    I blame it on Shug. If that feller wasn't such...

    I blame it on Shug.

    If that feller wasn't such a cool cat up there it would never have got to -20 :lol:
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    Or maybe a riff on Larry the Cable Guy's version...

    Or maybe a riff on Larry the Cable Guy's version of corn hole?
  25. I love the fleece bibs and wear them to our...

    I love the fleece bibs and wear them to our Klondike Derby every winter. California winters are nothing compared to a lot of areas but snow is still cold.

    Anytime I am hanging in a cold...
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    Hiya from central California

    Hiya from central California
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    I hiked the Salmon Creek trail in January a few...

    I hiked the Salmon Creek trail in January a few years ago and it was fantastic. The trail was a little slippery and I wrenched my knee pretty bad, but the weather, scenery and hike in general was...
  28. Amen to that. No leader would be more popular or...

    Amen to that. No leader would be more popular or sincere or care about others as the one and only Shug. The US would be respected and admired around the globe. Now where is that write in ballot?
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    Being a tinkering maniac, I tried the "W" whip...

    Being a tinkering maniac, I tried the "W" whip method along with the "fold it towards the center" then whip it method and found that using the W on one side and the fold to the center on the other...
  30. I have a channel but having posted just 2 videos...

    I have a channel but having posted just 2 videos am not very active on it. Perhaps with time that will change. That and having something I would want to watch or at least gain some information...
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    Welcome to the forum from central California

    Welcome to the forum from central California
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    My experience was similar to aaoconn's with...

    My experience was similar to aaoconn's with respect to many available spots to hang a hammock but ours was a 3 year, do it in segments version with the first year being the segment from Roads end to...
  33. That is so true!

    That is so true!
  34. The square knot is the symbol of scouting but it...

    The square knot is the symbol of scouting but it seems that the taut line is the most used knot in the program. I prefer the Farrimond Hitch because it adds the element of slippery, but to each...
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    The road is open and the trail is steep. The...

    The road is open and the trail is steep. The view is worth it though.

    For additional hikes, consider the panorama trail. It starts at Glacier Point and runs around the southern end of the...
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    A clink of a cold beverage around a toasty...

    A clink of a cold beverage around a toasty campfire as we all have a taste of cobbler, smile and enjoy the commeradery (is that even a word?)
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    Grams and wallets are connected. The lighter the...

    Grams and wallets are connected. The lighter the gear is in grams, the lighter the wallet is. There is of course a multiplication factor with the wallet though. lol
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    Greetings from sunny central California

    Greetings from sunny central California
  39. I used some spare reflectix to ling the inside of...

    I used some spare reflectix to ling the inside of a DIY food dryer. I used a heat lamp with a dimmer switch to control the heat and computer fans to circulate the air. It works great, but I use it...
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    For those interested in comfort and low cost, I...

    For those interested in comfort and low cost, I bought a large inflatable pad off eBay for $10 including shipping then slid my Z-rest over the pad and it worked like a charm. I used the same...
  41. I use the White brand machine my wife got with...

    I use the White brand machine my wife got with Green Stamps and it still works great. If I am into a project near Mothers Day or mid January (my mother's birthday) I'll use the 1956 Singer she used...
  42. Thread: Hi!

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    Howdy from a bit south of ya Jon.

    Howdy from a bit south of ya Jon.
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    Prayers to the families of those lost and injured.

    Prayers to the families of those lost and injured.
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    It looks pretty cool on a merit badge sash too,...

    It looks pretty cool on a merit badge sash too, along with a really unusual slide.
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    There is an unofficial one some in the forum have...

    There is an unofficial one some in the forum have promoted within their local troops. It can be a lot of fun and a great teaching tool. There are a few different versions of the requirements that...
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    That is such a nice project. They might be...

    That is such a nice project. They might be interested in the hammock camping merit badge too.
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    I can never get too much Yosemite. Thanks for...

    I can never get too much Yosemite. Thanks for the fine filmery foo!
  48. Thanks Shug! I'll take some measurements of the...

    Thanks Shug! I'll take some measurements of the fellas' shortfall and find some sturdy material to to a little stitchery doo for them.
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    Ah yes, I remember the numbness my head felt when...

    Ah yes, I remember the numbness my head felt when I was reading the original post. Funny how I completely forgot the 30 degree and 83.6% origins but managed to retain the data. My brain petered out...
  50. I set mine up in the back yard a couple of months...

    I set mine up in the back yard a couple of months ago and it was fantastic!

    Our troop members went in on a bulk buy they promoted with BSA so we saved a ton of money on the 2.0 version.
    Abiding...
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