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  1. Thread: Rain Set Up

    by Raul Perez
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    I've hiked and camped in some really nasty down...

    I've hiked and camped in some really nasty down pours and driving rains. I've stayed dry every time:

    MacCat Deluxe dimension without doors has literally kept most everything out. I was at a...
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    Well update from the witch doctors: 3...

    Well update from the witch doctors:

    3 herniated discs but in reality only 2 would be considered an issue.

    The warrior chief danced in a majestic circle while he explained how surgery isn't...
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    Very cool…. but way too heavy for this hiker ;)

    Very cool…. but way too heavy for this hiker ;)
  4. Could be interesting. But from my travels and...

    Could be interesting. But from my travels and dealing with some intense weather my tarp has kept most rain out and I've never seen the need for a ground cloth… but that's me. I know many do use a...
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    Being that I'm a CPA (Captain of da Playas...

    Being that I'm a CPA (Captain of da Playas Association)…. I be runnin da numbas for da high rollas like a boss. :D

    I got a kink in my neck not a gimp in my step… I'm like all up on dem stairs like...
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    Thanks everyone! And Dirtwheels.... don't be...

    Thanks everyone!

    And Dirtwheels.... don't be playa hatin... put down da hater aide son.
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    Awesome and CONGRATS! She finally wore you down…...

    Awesome and CONGRATS! She finally wore you down… Happens to the best of us :)
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    LOL how'd you know I grew my hair out?! Stalker!...

    LOL how'd you know I grew my hair out?! Stalker!



    Pffft. Overrated. Especially since Aflac has been throwing money at me :lol:
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    How's Cali treating you playa?

    How's Cali treating you playa?
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    Does the Tee Shirt say…. "I herniated my neck and...

    Does the Tee Shirt say…. "I herniated my neck and all I got was this AWESOME KILT!"

    Because it should :D

    Thanks everyone. Miss ya guys I'll be back on the trails this Spring if I play my cards...
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    NY is covered with snow And Water Monkey is...

    NY is covered with snow
    And Water Monkey is getting fat and slow
    His neck is a wreck
    But soon will correct
    And finally a hammocking he will go
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    What's up… who's gangsta up in here?

    Yo,

    Reintroducing myself…. been off the grid for over a year.

    Raul's the name… hammock hiking is my game…. well it was

    You see I've done some crazy things during my 35+ years of living. One...
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    Jenny & Adam, I am so sorry for your loss!!!...

    Jenny & Adam,

    I am so sorry for your loss!!! Words escape me.

    Prayers sent from NY.

    My sincere condolences,

    The Perez Family
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    Keep trucking brother!

    Keep trucking brother!
  15. Might be an option. Depends on the date I have...

    Might be an option. Depends on the date I have some Bdays in Feb.
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    LMAO... I just showed this to my Fiancé who has a...

    LMAO... I just showed this to my Fiancé who has a masters in mathematics.

    I now have 15 minutes to live and you are officially on the hit list.... start running.:scared:
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    Dig this playaz, Brother man from the fifth...

    Dig this playaz,

    Brother man from the fifth flo bumpin his gums all about, "hey fiscal cliff coming gotta learn new tax implications and yo check it new note disclosures coming based on new GASB...
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    Thanks for the support. Tough getting out lately....

    Thanks for the support. Tough getting out lately. Life just took over.

    Hoping to get a few hangs this winter.
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    Hammocks Anonymous

    It's been approx 6 months since I've been in a hammock.

    My name is Raul and I am ashamed :(
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    Here you go... courtesy of the Water Monkey: ...

    Here you go... courtesy of the Water Monkey:

    q3LD-GMzA5c
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    Darn can't make that. Nice section though!

    Darn can't make that. Nice section though!
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    Saw this thread but I didn't respond because I...

    Saw this thread but I didn't respond because I can't answer the OP question. He wants something close like a park near NYC. I usually hike in Harriman state park and I don't think that's the location...
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    The winter palace is the wider version of...

    The winter palace is the wider version of stormcrow's 3 season tarp. Both iron man and mine are the same dimensions.
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    z8wzxi74pmw Just in case you guys missed this...

    z8wzxi74pmw

    Just in case you guys missed this last year :D
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    no problem here to help.

    no problem here to help.
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    ^ this Having had a full length and a 2/3...

    ^ this

    Having had a full length and a 2/3 length under quilt. The weight and bulk in the pack is night and day.
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    Could be worse... you could wear a kilt....

    Could be worse... you could wear a kilt. Period.... end of sentence.... there you feel better now dont you :)
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    I've been using the GG 1/4 " thin light pad cut...

    I've been using the GG 1/4 " thin light pad cut down to my size. No complaints in 3 years.

    The thinner version is good for the summer.
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    Epic. No need for the shout out it was the least...

    Epic. No need for the shout out it was the least I could do for all your help on my charity hike.

    Wish I could have joined you. Would have had bounced one of my kilts and made Caleb wear it to...
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    +1 for Cannibal! Great stuff there. I also...

    +1 for Cannibal! Great stuff there.

    I also did a 3 part blog series on my winter hiking adventures and testing:

    http://watermonkey.net/category/winter-hiking/
  31. sweet another kilt convert!

    sweet another kilt convert!
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    My last group outing in NY off of the AT there...

    My last group outing in NY off of the AT there were 2 scout groups. One group was almost exclusively hammocks.

    Also when I was hiking on the AT in CT there was another short section hiking group...
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    Sweet! good for you! I started out with 5-9...

    Sweet! good for you!

    I started out with 5-9 miles per day. Lightened my pack and worked on a few muscle strengthening exercises and got up to 15-18 miles per day after about 2 years.
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    Warbonnet Yeti (3 season and winter) HG 20*F...

    Warbonnet Yeti (3 season and winter)

    HG 20*F phoenix
  35. Awesome trip report! Man I havent even touched my...

    Awesome trip report! Man I havent even touched my kayak this year! Boooooo on me.
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    Wazzzuppppp!!!! totally! Of course I dont...

    Wazzzuppppp!!!!

    totally! Of course I dont think I can survive the -30F temps you dudes have up there!
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    If you look for water monkey you probably wont...

    If you look for water monkey you probably wont find me. I go by my real name on my youtube channel. Check my signature for my channel. I do my best to keep things.... interesting :)

    I also echo...
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    I've been stupid busy with work the past 2 months...

    I've been stupid busy with work the past 2 months but I did manage to get a hang with some others in April 2012 prior to my 116 mile charity hike in June 2012:

    OYRHI3fEFXc
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    Very cool. I was wondering why you were...

    Very cool. I was wondering why you were backtracking on the spot and now I know! Here on the NY AT the inclines and declines are pretty redic but always worth the pain for the views!

    I'm still...
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    Cool something to watch later on tonight while I...

    Cool something to watch later on tonight while I take a break from fixing the dumbest fixed assets error ever created by an idiot 3rd party company. Bitter. Yes.
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    Awesome vid bro!!! Keeps me pumped as I'm in...

    Awesome vid bro!!!

    Keeps me pumped as I'm in accounting hell the past 2 months! I'll be done after October and I look forward to getting in a few days in the piney woods. Look forward to part deux
  42. Thread: Nyc?

    by Raul Perez
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    Water Monkey is on STRONG ISLAND!!!!

    Water Monkey is on STRONG ISLAND!!!!
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    3 season should be fine. I've gotten my yeti and...

    3 season should be fine. I've gotten my yeti and mamba down to 24*F. Got chilly past 28*F but there's ways around that by going to sleep with a hot water bottle and making sure you eat a good filling...
  44. Very cool hope he has fun!

    Very cool hope he has fun!
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    Very cool. Went over Bear Mountain in June of...

    Very cool. Went over Bear Mountain in June of this year on my 100 mile charity hike. Great views!
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    This might be of some help with a visual relating...

    This might be of some help with a visual relating to the 2/3 and 3/4 under quilts:

    N9GAuwkaOp4

    Happy hiking!

    Raul
    (Water Monkey)
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    Sweet welcome to the addiction. Dig your name...

    Sweet welcome to the addiction.

    Dig your name :)
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    3.32 pounds for my entire sleep/shelter system...

    3.32 pounds for my entire sleep/shelter system for fall (tarp, top quilt, under quilt, hammock and stuff sacks)

    4.9 pounds for Winter which gets me down to 0*F

    3.01 pounds for summer which will...
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    I used the traveler exclusively this year and I...

    I used the traveler exclusively this year and I have to say I enjoy it very much.

    I like that I can lay in either direction

    I like that It can be modular with a bug net and without

    Since...
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    Bump I carried the Zpacks blast 30 on 116 miles...

    Bump I carried the Zpacks blast 30 on 116 miles and it was a very comfy pack.
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