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    Navy Mustang, Retired LCDR. P3's and S3's, USS...

    Navy Mustang, Retired LCDR. P3's and S3's, USS Ranger and USS Enterprise (plus several shore assignments). 24 yrs total, but half was as a reservist. Now getting my retired pay and life is very...
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    OWL Chair Quilt Arrived!

    I am so excited!

    After a false start (long story) my OWL Chair quilt arrived. :D I can see that this quilt will be one of my most used camping items. Installation was a breeze. Only...
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    TRADED: TRADED: JRB GREYLOCK 4 POLAR for JRB MW3 or MW4

    Item has been traded. :)

    VATriker (Stu)

    Moderators, can you move this tread to the completed/traded sub forum? Thanks!
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    TRADED: Sorry, I just traded it today. Stu

    Sorry,
    I just traded it today.
    Stu
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    Alu Poles On Sale at Sportsman's Guide

    I just ordered a set. Shipping is pricey but even with shipping, total cost for the set is less that I see advertised normally.
    ...
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    TRADED: Bump! Offer for trade for a full length down...

    Bump!

    Offer for trade for a full length down quilt is good to the end of the month.

    VATriker (Stu)
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    TRADED: JRB GREYLOCK 4 POLAR for JRB MW3 or MW4

    I have a Jack's R Better GREYLOCK 4 Polar (4.5" loft) torso length quilt, used twice, that I would like to trade for a JRB Mount Washington 3 or 4.

    Why am I offering this trade? I won the quilt...
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    O&B, I am really interested in how you modified...

    O&B,
    I am really interested in how you modified the warbonnet sock to work with the BMBH. Can you discuss that and/or show some photos of the mods you made? It looks like you use amsteel for the...
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    Guys, I won't be able to camp out this weekend. ...

    Guys,
    I won't be able to camp out this weekend.
    If I can, I may be able to drop by and visit on Saturday.
    Stu (VATriker)
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    Beachbunny, I had it out on my C&O Canal bike...

    Beachbunny,
    I had it out on my C&O Canal bike ride early this month. The tarp is really nice and I like the fact that the seams are sealed when you get the tarp. My tarp is the brown variety...
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    I should be able to make that weekend! ...

    I should be able to make that weekend!

    VATriker (Stu)
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    Great Question chadg! Also, along with the list...

    Great Question chadg!
    Also, along with the list of projects, DIY instructions or the links to the same would really be appreciated.
    VATriker (Stu)
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    My JRB Universal Tarp arrived yesterday! (Ordered...

    My JRB Universal Tarp arrived yesterday! (Ordered Thursday evening, arrived Saturday morning, not bad!) I had previously acquired the JRB spring poles thinking that I could modify my Chinook tarp...
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    I have the All Season (wide and full length)...

    I have the All Season (wide and full length) Therm-a-rest Neo Air and it is a perfect complement to my Deluxe BMBH. Great insulation and really flattens out the hammock for a flat lay. Very...
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    I am not a backpacker so weight is not a real...

    I am not a backpacker so weight is not a real issue. That being said, I use a diver's woven mat. Water goes right through it, keeps the mud and dirt down.
    VATriker
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    I hope you bring one the the Spring MAHHA. This...

    I hope you bring one the the Spring MAHHA. This is a really interesting tarp and I would like to see it up close.
    VATriker (Stu)
  17. AWSOME! Shug, you got to do something with...

    AWSOME!

    Shug, you got to do something with this 'song'!

    VATriker
  18. Need guide to attaching a Greylock UQ to a BMBH

    Sorry for the Noob question...

    I need help with how to properly suspend (attach?) a Greylock 4 underquilt to a Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock (BMBH). The quilt has both a shock-cord loop (for use...
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    Well, it got pretty darn cold at the NOVA hang. ...

    Well, it got pretty darn cold at the NOVA hang. 21 degrees (F)! I layered the GL4 Polar with the Mt. Washington 3 and it was nice! Now my only question is how the heck does one properly suspend a...
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    I will be bringing a pop-up (10ft x 10ft) canopy...

    I will be bringing a pop-up (10ft x 10ft) canopy and attachable windscreens. I also have a propane heater that will run off of a 5 gallon propane bottle (the type you use for BBQ's. I'll set this...
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    Ah... Thanks for the tip.... I think I have...

    Ah... Thanks for the tip.... I think I have that covered.... :laugh:

    VATriker
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    It is going to be cold and windy Friday through...

    It is going to be cold and windy Friday through Sunday. I just checked and the wind will be between 20 and 22 MPH. I suspect the report refers to wind gusts and not steady wind.

    I am...
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    Uphill, I will be bringing three dutch ovens,...

    Uphill,

    I will be bringing three dutch ovens, and no clear plan on how I will use them. So no worries on that front.

    Have not figured out my menu for the weekend. Haven't even figured out...
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    COLD!!! I live just a couple miles North of...

    COLD!!!

    I live just a couple miles North of PW Forest Park. It was 21 degrees this morning at 6AM. Looks like I am going to get a really good test of my cold weather gear.

    VATriker (Stu)
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    Layering Underquilts for Cold Weather

    Need some advice / discussion on the following:

    I am going camping Thanksgiving weekend (NOVA Hang) and it is going to get COLD. Somewhere in the 40's during the day and will dip down to the 20's...
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    This was in today's Washington Post: Weather...

    This was in today's Washington Post:

    Weather pattern trends wintry towards Thanksgiving

    Cooler than normal temperatures are likely for the period from Sunday, November 24 through December 1.
    ...
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    I am really impressed with the thermarest NEOAIR....

    I am really impressed with the thermarest NEOAIR. Lighter, thicker and better insulation than the self-inflating mattresses.

    Also, CCF pads (including z-pads) are for folks who value weight...
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    Which of the two campgrounds at Prince William...

    Which of the two campgrounds at Prince William Forest National Park will this event be located? The Turkey Run Ridge Group Campground or the Oak Ridge Campground?

    OK, just checked and answered my...
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    Searched forum and it appears that the greylock 4...

    Searched forum and it appears that the greylock 4 polar is 4.5 inches of loft. So I was a little off.

    Anyway, I could be convinced to part with it if somebody wanted to make a swap with a Mt....
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    Yeah, my not get that many chances to use it. I...

    Yeah, my not get that many chances to use it. I am hoping the NOVA hang at the end of December gets cold enough to use it.

    I also have a 3-season set of a JRB Mount Washington 3 underquilt and a...
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    I believe the package (not handy right now)...

    I believe the package (not handy right now) states 5" of loft.

    VATriker
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    Greylock 4 Polar

    At the spring MAHHA I won a Greylock 4 POLAR that was donated by JRB for the raffle.

    Anybody have an idea on the temperature range of this underquilt? It is a special model with greater loft than...
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    Remind me closer to the date. I have three dutch...

    Remind me closer to the date. I have three dutch ovens that I can bring. I am local to the area so if I forget I can go home and get them (so if I forget, not a problem).
    VATriker (Stu)
  34. Thanks Slowhike! I hope folks post pictures soon...

    Thanks Slowhike! I hope folks post pictures soon so I can 'virtually' enjoy the outing.

    I will be at the NOVA hang in November so all is not lost. That hang is only a few miles from my house. ...
  35. Eyeguy, I feel your pain. I was on the way,...

    Eyeguy,
    I feel your pain. I was on the way, with wife (she camps in a popup) when disaster struck. Transmission cooler line popped out and I lost all my transmission fluid in maybe 800 yards. The...
  36. Good News! I can attend (with the wife) after...

    Good News! I can attend (with the wife) after all. I am a federal employee - DoD (and considered mission critical). When this shutdown mess started all non-furloughed employees had their leave...
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    The two most important words for a married man to...

    The two most important words for a married man to learn, 'Yes dear'.
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    When I tried the ship-to-store I did not get the discount!

    Called West Marine and they said the problem was that you have to pay today to get the discount. You pay for the ship-to-store order...
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    Sounds fun! I need to try out my cold weather...

    Sounds fun! I need to try out my cold weather gear. I might even bring a collection of antique camping stoves to show off.
    Location is maybe 5 miles South of my house so this would be really...
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    I'll take the water filter. VATriker

    I'll take the water filter.

    VATriker
  41. I am in. This will be my first organized hammock...

    I am in. This will be my first organized hammock hang!

    Wife likes to camp with the popup so she has reserved a site for that. We will arrive Thursday. I will hang with the group in my BMBH.
    ...
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    Hammocks at Scout Shop

    I have not been to my local (Northern Virginia) Scout Shop in some time. I was pleasantly surprised to see hammocks in their camping/backpacking section. This was all ENO brand, but they had single...
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    YES! Years ago when stationed in Hawaii (Pearl...

    YES!

    Years ago when stationed in Hawaii (Pearl Harbor, Oahu). I was enjoying the morning in a very old string hammock strung between two palm trees in the side yard. Wife decided it was the...
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    Well I did it... At the last moment... ...

    Well I did it...

    At the last moment...

    Pulled the trigger on the Veteran's Day sale. Mt Washington 3...

    Informed the wife that she had just purchased my Christmas present...

    I...
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    Darn! I can't make it (busy schedule, going out to visit family in California). I live really close (about 30 minutes away, Woodbridge VA). I am definitely up for this if you have one in the...
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    Hey ibgary, I am a stove (and lantern) collector...

    Hey ibgary,
    I am a stove (and lantern) collector as well. I have in excess of 30 camping stoves (antique to relatively new stoves). My favorite is my first stove, a SVEA 123 (really bullet proof)....
  47. I have one (ENO Hotspot). Works OK with a...

    I have one (ENO Hotspot). Works OK with a gathered end hammock and standard width (20 in) pad. Won't work with a BMBH deluxe unless you use the pad inside the hammock and you don't use the sleeve...
  48. Interesting term Klew... From the online FREE...

    Interesting term Klew...

    From the online FREE Dictionary:

    clew 1 (kloo)
    n.
    1. A ball of yarn or thread.
    2. Greek Mythology The ball of thread used by Theseus to find his way
    out of...
  49. You need to check out the Shorpy.com site. ...

    You need to check out the Shorpy.com site.

    Shorpy.com | History in HD
    is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s.

    Below are some links to...
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    Chewbacca, I am with you on this. If there...

    Chewbacca,

    I am with you on this. If there was a velcro/omnitape version I would buy it (in a heartbeat) to use with my BMBH. I am assuming the dimensions of the SPINDRIFT would allow use with a...
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