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    28 in Franconia this morning.

    28 in Franconia this morning.
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    Man up and adopt the dog. he's already eaten...

    Man up and adopt the dog.

    he's already eaten your hammock; it can only get better from here.
  3. FS: Thanks, Gordon, but I think I need XL. I,sleep...

    Thanks, Gordon, but I think I need XL. I,sleep kinda cold and movr around a lot. Too bad... This seems like about the best synthetic quilt out there, and 1/2 kilo's tough to beat!

    I'm sure you...
  4. FS: Three questions- 1. what does it weigh? 2....

    Three questions-
    1. what does it weigh?
    2. What's the size when stuffed?
    3. How does the length work out (I'm about 6'3")?

    Thanks!
  5. Today I climbed Zealand and Guyot, and the 'rail...

    Today I climbed Zealand and Guyot, and the 'rail is a mess, from about 3000' up. Prolly similar around Whiteface and Passaconaway; although they're a little ways south, they're pretty wooded and the...
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    Great site... Thanks! The information is...

    Great site... Thanks!

    The information is helpful and varied, and easy to access.

    My one suggestion would be more images, and to be able to click on them to zoom.

    Thanks again!
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    The name reminds me of my early days as a...

    The name reminds me of my early days as a bartender. I thought I was fast; my boss said I was too slow. We compromised and agreed I was a half-fast bartender.
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    That's an idea, but I was thinking more along the...

    That's an idea, but I was thinking more along the lines of regular skins, just for the hammock without all the other stuff. It seems like nibs would pack up better that way, and I like to be able to...
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    Snakeskins for hammock?

    Apologies if this has been discussed to death; I searched but found nothing.

    I just got snakeskins for my Superfly and love them. That got me thinking-why not do the same with my XLC hammock?
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    April 27 to today is only 11 days. That's...

    April 27 to today is only 11 days.

    That's definitely no longer than usual, so they must be all caught up, eh?
  11. Funny... I was thinking about Mahoosuc Notch this...

    Funny... I was thinking about Mahoosuc Notch this morning, and it occurred to me that the hike up Mahoosuc Arm is a lot tougher than through the notch!

    You're going to love it.
  12. From Gorham to Grafton Notch is too far for two...

    From Gorham to Grafton Notch is too far for two days. You could start from somewhere along Success Pond Road east of Berlin (e.g., Goose Eye Trail, though that too might be a little longer than you...
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    The Yeti, like everything Warbonnet makes, is...

    The Yeti, like everything Warbonnet makes, is really first-rate. It's also warm and light and packs down small. In short, it's just about perfect...

    IF you're happy with a short quilt. I'm about...
  14. Dutch are you planning to sell quilts made of it,...

    Dutch are you planning to sell quilts made of it, or just the material for DIY?

    I'm way too stoopid to sew two pieces of cloth around a chuck on insulation!
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    Question: which webbing buckles?

    I have a WB XLC with webbing suspension and love everything about the hammock EXCEPT the stock webbing buckles, which are a PITA to adjust, both tightening and loosening.

    A pair of ring buckles...
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    Hats off to pgibson from Arrowhead Equipment, a...

    Hats off to pgibson from Arrowhead Equipment, a few posts up the ladder from here.

    Very simply said "but there are other shops as well," without injecti9ng any self-serving ad copy.

    I have...
  17. Great video explaining the tarpworms. I'm...

    Great video explaining the tarpworms. I'm thinking I'll use line loc 3s instead, though, so the line doesn't have to be permanently attached to the tarp. Also, wondering if using thicker bungee might...
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    Never even heard of this until just now, and it...

    Never even heard of this until just now, and it looks great, better'n snake skins. I don't see drying time as an issue because a wet tarp won't dry much in snake skins either.

    Question: is it big...
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    Lawson' Ultraglide? Aline Slick from Zpacks?

    Lawson' Ultraglide?
    Aline Slick from Zpacks?
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    Adding Hancock Notch is a great idea... if you...

    Adding Hancock Notch is a great idea... if you have time you might wan to go even further and head upstream from on the Pemi from Cedar Brook, going via Stillwater Junction, Shoal Pond, and Thoreau...
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    Snakeskins for Superfly?

    OK, I'll give them a shot, but I'm way too lazy (and prolly too stoopid) to make my own.

    My plan would be to either stuff the tarp into a side pocket (where one would normally carry water bottles)...
  22. Anybody selling apex 7.5 UQs? Wondering about...

    Anybody selling apex 7.5 UQs? Wondering about weight and stuffed size. Way too stoopid for DIY (DIM?)!
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    Curious about that 39" X 60" 1/4" Gossamer Gear...

    Curious about that 39" X 60" 1/4" Gossamer Gear pad. I'm guessing you fold it in half lengthwise, then roll it up. So it makes a tube about 20" long, but hwat's the diameter? It seems liek it would...
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    The Whites are likely to be a wicked mess in...

    The Whites are likely to be a wicked mess in mid-to late April. I wouldn't bet on the road thru Evans Notch being open.

    I'd head further south... Or further north if you're looking for winter.
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    Reminds me of the old joke-got a new hammock for...

    Reminds me of the old joke-got a new hammock for my wife. Nice trade, eh?
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    +1 Warbonnet. I have an XLC 1.7 dbl and Superfly....

    +1 Warbonnet. I have an XLC 1.7 dbl and Superfly. I usually use a 3-season Yeti UQ, but sometimes carry an X-Therm instead, if i think i might be sleeping ont he ground or in a shelter. Works great...
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    Have you thought about a slightly larger square...

    Have you thought about a slightly larger square tarp?

    8X8 has a diagonal ridgeline of somthing like 11', I think. 10X10 has just over 14'. Big difference, eh?

    You can also have even more...
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    Whacking low tree limbs to dump snow on your...

    Whacking low tree limbs to dump snow on your wife, walking behind you?
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    3mm line wioll work fine, tough it's prolly more...

    3mm line wioll work fine, tough it's prolly more than you need and might get tangled when yu stow it. Check out the WB site for some cook videos about rigging, setting up, etc.:...
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    It's not DIY, but these "schwag pockets" from REI...

    It's not DIY, but these "schwag pockets" from REI work great- $9.50 for two, so you prolly couldn't do it any cheaper unless you're willing to work for way below minimum wage ;-)
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    Sounds like a great Sunday morning... Going back...

    Sounds like a great Sunday morning... Going back and setting up with the tarp is a great idea... I'd recommend you do it over and over again- in the rain, at night, when you're pooped, etc.- because...
  32. What do yu mean by "few people?"

    If you mean you don't like huge crowds, you'll be fine anywhere in the 'Daks mid-week, in mid-September.

    If you mean seeing one or two toher people will ruin your trip, then you'll want to be a...
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    Pack covers are decent, but in a good rain or if...

    Pack covers are decent, but in a good rain or if you,take a spill crossing a over, water's going to get in. Water
    Roof dry bgs- I have both sil and cuben- work well for me: either separate bags for...
  34. Nice video... Thanks for sharing. That's a hike...

    Nice video... Thanks for sharing. That's a hike I've been meaning to do for a while, and seeing your video bumps it up the list... Maybe next week?

    Tao questions: how were the bugs, and when can...
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    Tons of options... The best of which is to fly...

    Tons of options... The best of which is to fly into Burlington! There are a couple gat state park campgrounds around Stowe (Mt. Mansfield), from where there's greatvdayhiking nearby; the Long Trail...
  36. Not sure what your issue is with the SF. I live...

    Not sure what your issue is with the SF. I live mine in summer; usually just tie the doors on either end together inside the tarp with shock cord. Then if I,want a huge porch or the weather goes...
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    I'm a nooob too so take it with a grain of salty,...

    I'm a nooob too so take it with a grain of salty, but... this spring I went through what you'r egoing through and ended up with Warbonnet- a 1/7 dbl. XLC; Superfly; and 3 season Yeti. I've been 100%...
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    Looks awesome... What hammock?

    Looks awesome... What hammock?
  39. Me three. Just ordered 100' of "Vectrawire."...

    Me three. Just ordered 100' of "Vectrawire." Sounds cool. I'll let you know...
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    Awesome poles. I love mine! If the don't all...

    Awesome poles. I love mine! If the don't all quickly here, try backpackinglight
  41. Thread: Topless

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    The tarp breaking the wind seems like a good...

    The tarp breaking the wind seems like a good explanation....

    Or carbon dioxide? Don't bugs hone in oiin us based on that? Maybe the CO2 levels are a little higher under a tarp than out int he...
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    There's a two-layer Buff- merino on one side, and...

    There's a two-layer Buff- merino on one side, and Polar fleece on the other. Last night it was about 35 here (Vermont), and it worked fine; I pulled it down around my neck, fleece side in, and then...
  43. The Appalachian Mountain Club publishes the...

    The Appalachian Mountain Club publishes the definitive guidebooks and maps. I'd recommend you invest $20 in the newest version, complete with maps for the entire White Mountain area, ot just the...
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    Looks good, but you might want to think about...

    Looks good, but you might want to think about moving the figure 9 down onto the guy line rather than the shock cord; that way if your stake is too far away for the line to reach there and back, you...
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    Second (third? Fourth?) the WB tarps. I just...

    Second (third? Fourth?) the WB tarps. I just bought a Superfly and love it. it'll certainly give you adequate coverage, but doesn't take up any more room or weigh any more than a smaller tarp. It's...
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    Before you rush off and buy an internet-only UL...

    Before you rush off and buy an internet-only UL pack, I feel you shold hear at least one pro-Osprey voice crying out into the wilderness!

    The Exos 58 is a little heavy, maybe, at about 2 1/2...
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    WTB: I have an Exos, Sirrus, and Atmos, and used to...

    I have an Exos, Sirrus, and Atmos, and used to have a Kestrel and Talon. I recommend you at least try on one of the packs with the Airspeed suspension before buying anything else; I like a lot of...
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    A 20* Incubator for sale just came up on this...

    A 20* Incubator for sale just came up on this forum... That might help you decide, eh?
  49. Thread: Xtherm?

    by Scubahhh
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    It ought to. It fits fine in the XLC... stays put...

    It ought to. It fits fine in the XLC... stays put between the layers; warm at least down to about freezing; and will be better than an under quilt when sleeping on the ground. Give it a shot......
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    You're in Rhode Island? There are some great New...

    You're in Rhode Island? There are some great New England forums. I especially like
    http://www.newenglandtrailconditions.com/nh/
    And
    http://www.vftt.org/forums/forum.php

    Have fun!
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