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    thanks for the link.

    thanks for the link.
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    Yeah, it's gonna be 2016 for me. Health stuff....

    Yeah, it's gonna be 2016 for me. Health stuff. Gonna be waiting HARD for next April.
  3. if it's an excursion, it IS about leisure. ...

    if it's an excursion, it IS about leisure. unless you're talking about descriptive physics.
  4. If you want my downy UQ back you'll have to pry...

    If you want my downy UQ back you'll have to pry it out of my cold, dead buttocks
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    spandex gaiters (http://dirtygirlgaiters.com) are...

    spandex gaiters (http://dirtygirlgaiters.com) are great to complete the foot coverage of a trail runner

    but i still wind up emptying out a rock or bit of sand every couple of miles, maybe every...
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    thanks for the great replies! I carry...

    thanks for the great replies!

    I carry Walgreens $1 poly gloves when I hike. i have cuben mitts now though I've used exam gloves for decades - tried dishwashing gloves in the 1970s. good vb but...
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    Zpacks Asym Tarp with linelocs, glowire, 2...

    Zpacks Asym Tarp with linelocs, glowire, 2 mini-groundhogs, dutch-hooks 7oz
    Dutchware Speedhooks, Amsteel, and straps 3.8oz
    Nanobuginator 6.2oz
    Weight Weenie Micro 6.2oz
    hammockgear burrow tq...
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    sorry. postholer link is...

    sorry. postholer link is http://postholer.com/steveflinn
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    got my entire order about 10 days after my last...

    got my entire order about 10 days after my last edit to this post. everything arrived and looks as awesome as advertised. haven't had a chance to test but i'm dying to get out there. Shane came...
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    It's been two months for me, also. I'm gonna...

    It's been two months for me, also. I'm gonna stick with it a while, see if it pans out. I don't start the PCT until April, after all. Worse comes to worst, I'll take my Snipe and nuke a whale for the...
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    Thanks for that. I'm already wet- and cold-...

    Thanks for that. I'm already wet- and cold- certified. Still trying to figure out what I can do that approximates my Lazy Slug Tube... without the 6.5 ounce weight penalty. Thinking a...
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    You can see my gear list at...

    You can see my gear list at http://postholer.com/slinging%20bull but I'll run down my setup for you here.
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    experience nurtures efficiency. i've been setting...

    experience nurtures efficiency. i've been setting mine up daily on the back porch and doing weekend jaunts. now that i've settled on methods (i've spent a couple of years like you describe, playing...
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    it sure does sound like there's a lot of hikers...

    it sure does sound like there's a lot of hikers out there this year. haven't heard anyone saying it's hellish or even a bad thing. but i have seen a ton of concerned-parent traffic when people don't...
  15. Thread: Lazy Slug

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    The small fits my Incubator and Burrow just fine....

    The small fits my Incubator and Burrow just fine. I often think it too large...
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    FMM, changing the color of the snipe would not be...

    FMM, changing the color of the snipe would not be the best idea ever. It's supposed to be black. Like a snipe. Sheesh.
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    you know what a guy needs sometimes is a driver...

    you know what a guy needs sometimes is a driver of some kind for tent stakes.
  18. Sweet! Hey, I'd like to pre-order three of those...

    Sweet! Hey, I'd like to pre-order three of those (pre-respectfully-request) in DynaGlide... which I think I could trust, as I'm a welterweight -- if I'm wearing heavy linens on a rainy day. That'd be...
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    i often use the slipped buntline, as shown in...

    i often use the slipped buntline, as shown in warbonnet's video. like warbonnet's default, i find linestrap is the lightest and simplest way.

    not that it's not fun to try all the different...
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    PCT 2015 Hangers?

    I'm dreaming about the PCT in 2015. Which of you other HF'ers are thinking along these lines?
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    Naaah. Mine got me down to 10F without trying...

    Naaah. Mine got me down to 10F without trying hard. Just use the instructions above to get the UQ properly sealed - gently but not loosely.

    If you suspect the wind is robbing warmth, then maybe...
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    as a clothesline, as a pack and gear hangar, and...

    as a clothesline, as a pack and gear hangar, and in a pinch doubled up as a light-duty climbing aid
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    yeah. i use an adequate UQ and if it's cool-windy...

    yeah. i use an adequate UQ and if it's cool-windy i use a doored tarp. add a sock in dry snow. canvas sock in freezes.

    and sleeping naked? i like the capilene longies better. year-round. then the...
  24. i use the JRB sleeves with my HG TQ when i'm...

    i use the JRB sleeves with my HG TQ when i'm reading and around camp. amazingly hepful.
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    Yes! That is actually helpful.

    Yes! That is actually helpful.
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    Sticky: soft bottle is much better IMO. squeeze the air...

    soft bottle is much better IMO. squeeze the air out and it conforms to your thigh over the femoral artery. also recommend you heat it only to a non-scalding temperature, just in case.
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    you want to use the AMK SOL Escape bivvy, not...

    you want to use the AMK SOL Escape bivvy, not their "Emergency". it breathes, whereas the Emergency will result in moisture.
  28. Thread: Earthquake

    by steveflinn
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    Every time we have an earthquake here in SF a...

    Every time we have an earthquake here in SF a bunch of people get the willies and move back to New Jersey.

    It stabilizes the housing market a little bit; only thing that prevents property values...
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    Was gonna do business with Warbonnet but...

    Was gonna do business with Warbonnet but Wilderness Logics' stuff/service is so good I never got that far. I picked up an OMW tarp and decided anything more minimal would be cheating myself. It's...
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    Tremendous idea. Amen on the Charlie Chaplin...

    Tremendous idea. Amen on the Charlie Chaplin comment, though Buster Keaton was in my mind's eye.

    Without a solid deck I'd be expecting hellacious condensation...
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    Hey welcome from the Panhandle!

    Hey welcome from the Panhandle!
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    I have a long Coleman nylon rain poncho with...

    I have a long Coleman nylon rain poncho with light fleece liner that folds up into a stadium-seat cushion. If it's going to be above 45F and buggy, I'll deploy the HH Survivor and just wear the...
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    Your poncho liner will be more than adequate as...

    Your poncho liner will be more than adequate as an UQ or as a pad underneath you inside the hammock. In the campgrounds I have used something similar and that works just fine. Any sleeping bag will...
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    I like making stuff like soft shackles. They work...

    I like making stuff like soft shackles. They work great and I like using stuff I made.

    Not sure they're perceptably lighter than the Ti Dutchclips though. And the clips are easier. Mine never...
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    Don't worry about long straps. You're not going...

    Don't worry about long straps. You're not going to strap to an an old redwood.

    Not to worry, there's LOTS of other trees amongst the redwoods to hang from. And any other tree is going to give you...
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    Thanks for the post. About helmets, someone told...

    Thanks for the post. About helmets, someone told me once "if everyone is calling you a horse you really ought to go buy a saddle".
  37. Thanks for sharing this. That area is a very...

    Thanks for sharing this. That area is a very special one! I've spent a lot of time up that way by virtue of having owned land and lived nearby.

    Just to clarify for interested non-locals, you...
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    Sounds like you will want to use a tent or doored...

    Sounds like you will want to use a tent or doored tarp to help filter particles.

    In that case, you might just heat your hootch up with hot rocks. I make a sauna every so often and heat it up that...
  39. I was at 32nd St Navel Station; we always thought...

    I was at 32nd St Navel Station; we always thought that park would be a fun place to send our security teams to practice...are the griffins really hairy?
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    I went with OMW. Already had a Snipe so I knew WL...

    I went with OMW. Already had a Snipe so I knew WL makes great gear...plus the Extra side tieout seemed smarter as I see a lot of sideways rain and wind here on the coast. Haven't regretted it.
  41. Thread: Coyotes

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    Just don't trust them to follow a rule. I have...

    Just don't trust them to follow a rule. I have seen them cute and sweet and stupid and crafty and vicious and even noble... and Always with a posture that belied their actual, demonstrated intent.
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    Welcome from San Francisco! Sounds like a nice...

    Welcome from San Francisco! Sounds like a nice setup. (Sorry bout what we just did to your Cubs.)
  43. Great video! Thanks.

    Great video! Thanks.
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    Nice little moov. Thanks.

    Nice little moov. Thanks.
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    Welcome from SF.

    Welcome from SF.
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    Sticky: I'd recommend what I use - the Nalgene...

    I'd recommend what I use - the Nalgene Canteen series.

    Platy bottle temp ranges aren't the same and the closure not as secure, IMO.
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    Last week I tubed up both the tarp (mesh tube)...

    Last week I tubed up both the tarp (mesh tube) and the hammock (LST) and hiked up a cliff...frkn rain came down in dixie-cup sized droplets and it took me 20 minutes before I could negotiate the...
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    Looks like a good setup from the photos. I'm...

    Looks like a good setup from the photos. I'm thinking the external-pole setup would be ideal for bridge hammocks, given a largish tarp.
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    First thing comes to mind is what if the support...

    First thing comes to mind is what if the support shears off, leaving pointy shards pointing up at one's "core". I guess I'd want to test this carefully before I got all trusty with it.
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    Masthead knot, because you can tie two together...

    Masthead knot, because you can tie two together when you hit the beach. Comfortably hangs a sixpack of longnecks along your waist.
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