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  1. I used to set up free-form marquee tents, think...

    I used to set up free-form marquee tents, think circus tent made of spandex. Anywho, when we were in soft ground, we tried to keep the guylines as far out as possible, so that the forces were not...
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    I think that half mil is the problem. It amps the...

    I think that half mil is the problem. It amps the stakes up that much higher than the guys were planning. And that plays into the mental part of the game. I think if they went out on their own, as a...
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    I would think that a bishop sack with the...

    I would think that a bishop sack with the hobo-roll style compression would be really effective. I have one of the sea-to-summit e-vent bags, and it works really well to let the air out. But there...
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    I did something very similar under what I was...

    I did something very similar under what I was told was some type of fig tree, but I was branch to branch. I also picked two that were well away from me in the case that anything went wrong. your's is...
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    From what I understand, batteries are re-supplied...

    From what I understand, batteries are re-supplied at a drop point, but the size of the peli-cases those guys have is lots of room for batteries.

    I think its easy to say "I would have", or "why...
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    You could do some kind of structural ridgeline,...

    You could do some kind of structural ridgeline, which would be helpful for handles. Even if it was a hybrid system, the advantages with even slightly heavier amsteel is massive amounts of strength. ...
  7. Given what I've read from Cory Doctorow about the...

    Given what I've read from Cory Doctorow about the treatment low income folks face in the UK from law enforcement and councils, I think you need to think about options that don't use public land. The...
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    Here in australia most people know to steer clear...

    Here in australia most people know to steer clear of Eucalyps and the like during bad weather as they have a tendency to shed branches with no warning. (some species worse than others) A few months...
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    On my Hennesy, I just added a two inch bit of...

    On my Hennesy, I just added a two inch bit of shock cord and a mitten hook to the head end tie-out. It can clip on to the supershelter ring inside as a net keeper, I never could get the velcro bit to...
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    I don't think it would need to be pack cover...

    I don't think it would need to be pack cover sized, just big enough for shoes, and other stuff you want easy to find. Could you design it in such a way that it acted more like a pack lid? so the...
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    I could, but I already have a single layer 2.0 TQ...

    I could, but I already have a single layer 2.0 TQ that is really nice, it actually seems fluffier than normal since its argon 90 and 1.1 ripstop, so it billows really well. That one I got right! ...
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    I would contact kelty, and see if you could get a...

    I would contact kelty, and see if you could get a swatch of material from them to make a patch out of, then glue it on with seam-grip. the glue is going to hold far stronger than the thread, due to...
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    UQ salvage/rebuild questions

    So I decided to tear down my lightweight UQ as it has never really worked right. I messed up, and so the insulation shifted inside. It was originally a two layer 2oz apex, nylon tafeta inner, argon...
  14. looks like a great idea, and if you do end up...

    looks like a great idea, and if you do end up tearing out an area, you are not totally burned, as your "grommets" are re-usable. I wonder if the size of the bottle makes a noticeable difference in...
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    So far I've added some "triangle thingie-minis"...

    So far I've added some "triangle thingie-minis" to the system. Pretty much a prussic loop with a mitten hook on it. prussic on one suspension line, over the ridgeline, and clip onto the other. Main...
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    I don't use the pullouts much in cold weather,...

    I don't use the pullouts much in cold weather, since they also interfere with the UQP/windshield. If I use them at all, its to increase air flow in hot weather. I had never really understood how the...
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    good thought, but no, I'm very careful to avoid...

    good thought, but no, I'm very careful to avoid that. Could easily happen though. forecast is 14c degrees tonight, and wife has night shift, so I might do a test with it and the 2oz TQ.

    did a nap...
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    well, did a test-hang in my garage which is cool...

    well, did a test-hang in my garage which is cool enough today to feel if the insulation is there, but not chill test. Found that I probably had a pretty major vent under the left leg area, which...
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    Getting cold all over, need some help

    So I have been using a 6oz apex underquilt with nyon taffeta cover, suspention is 3mm shock cord on lineloc 3s, with 2mm shock end cinches, no shockcord in the long sides. My top quilt for this trip...
  20. Thread: Never Wet!

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    My understanding is that they have a couple of...

    My understanding is that they have a couple of coatings, one available to consumers, one for manufacturing. trouble is the manufactured one is super toxic to apply, and the consumer primer/paint...
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    My UQP can double as a ground sheet if needed,...

    My UQP can double as a ground sheet if needed, and then the hennesy can play bug net if its warm out. I don't usually carry a pad, since the lightest one I have is an older thermarest trail thats...
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    I mostly use vargo summits and some square...

    I mostly use vargo summits and some square needles that I got from MEC. the needles work quite well, but don't do the soft ground as much, the summits do the soft, but I've bent them in hard ground....
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    I grew up north of Yorkton, just on the border. I...

    I grew up north of Yorkton, just on the border. I can say, I sure don't miss the weather!
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    I figured that. I will get fabric to make a 6oz...

    I figured that. I will get fabric to make a 6oz top quilt (the other one I made ended up way too heavy, but works really well in my canvas bedroll) I think that was a big factor. Another factor is...
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    Trip report: Had a good time, Overnight low got...

    Trip report:
    Had a good time, Overnight low got to about 8C according to my timex Etide on the ridgeline, but 4C is recorded at the nearest stations. Constant light breeze all night, not sure about...
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    chilly weather UQ

    So I have a hike at the end of this week, and it looks like temps might drop to 5C, so I finally got my big underquilt done. Its a 7/8s length quilt, 1x1.7m or so. 6oz Apex, so it should be warm...
  27. I think its interesting, since most people sleep...

    I think its interesting, since most people sleep better a little cool. I agree that cold plays a part, I know what when I'm cold, my body dumps fluid as much as it can. But even if the core isn't...
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    If you bury something decently sized as an anchor...

    If you bury something decently sized as an anchor for your guylines, you should be okay. Driftwood, sand-bags, or anything like that would make a decent deadman anchor . In my opinion, if you are...
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    Silvr, might as well leave them the ladder, if...

    Silvr, might as well leave them the ladder, if they have to climb up without it, they will just get mad and wreck stuff.
    I've never had troubles with raccoons while camping, just on the farm. They...
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    I think because hammocking is a niche market, the...

    I think because hammocking is a niche market, the successful companies are ones that understand the whole thing. Almost every camping related kickstarter I've seen shows that the person might have a...
  31. I had an interesting experience a few months back...

    I had an interesting experience a few months back that I think applies here. I was on a canoe trip to a local and well traveled camping area (you paddle up a tidal river to the campsites) We were...
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    I carry some super glue, sewing stuff, and a few...

    I carry some super glue, sewing stuff, and a few spare buckles and such. also zipties. very useful things those. My kit is a bit heavier than some as I'm more often leading a group, so I might need...
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    Its also a matter of knowing your local species...

    Its also a matter of knowing your local species and which ones are likely to hide danger. A coupe of weeks ago I was helping out with a class, we were in an open tin shed, sort of a small open ended...
  34. I'm using nite-ize reflector line (I tend to hang...

    I'm using nite-ize reflector line (I tend to hang in a group of groundlings) with shock cord tensioners run inline with the cord, instead of a loop. works pretty well for me, especially since I tend...
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    I get enough stretch in my system just from...

    I get enough stretch in my system just from straps tightening and the knots setting to be enough for me. I've done bits of nylon, and its just no fun, especially once it gets wet.
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    One thing I've done, especially if I have a bunch...

    One thing I've done, especially if I have a bunch of clothes I know I'll put up and take down together, is do a marlin-spike with a bit of the clothing playing the role of the spike. I start with...
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    I have run into the same problem here in...

    I have run into the same problem here in Queensland, some of the trees are monsters, both figuratively, and literally (eucalyptus suck) In one case big enough to hang branch to branch, after a very,...
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    my understanding is that they are not working...

    my understanding is that they are not working rated, just load rated to whatever they are rated to. Add into the fact that that would be a static load rating, and even the soundest of sleeper is...
  39. If you have already purchased the tube webbing,...

    If you have already purchased the tube webbing, and cannot return it, there are a lot of little uses for it in hiking and sports like that. It makes great handles for things, or carry straps. you...
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    The only noises that usually bother me are kids...

    The only noises that usually bother me are kids talking if they haven't gone to sleep when told, the odd koala party, which the kids usually think is wild pigs, or something fighting..... or curlew...
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    tarp. thats the thing that I got fed up with...

    tarp. thats the thing that I got fed up with first when I spent a couple rainy days living out of my hammock. I did a DIY job, but you should be able find something to suit.
  42. I opted for g-clips instead of dutch-clips under...

    I opted for g-clips instead of dutch-clips under the idea that they should stay stuck to the webbing more easily (I don't want to risk dropping one in the dark) As far as tying the rope straight to...
  43. interesting stuff. So you don't find that the...

    interesting stuff. So you don't find that the cinch buckles chew up the webbing? I was under the (possibly false) impression that cinch buckles were not ideal for long hangs, and that they may wear...
  44. looking for input, high frequency hanger opinions

    Hey there looking for some input, and making sure I'm headed down the right track.

    I'm currently hanging in a HH exped asym zip. My current main use is for work, which can either be setup in a...
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    Has anyone collected the MSDS info for the...

    Has anyone collected the MSDS info for the various brands of permethrin? If all the difference is in the solvent, it should be pretty easy to figure out which is the best for the gear. Personally if...
  46. I ended up with a whole bunch of 1/2 inch nylon...

    I ended up with a whole bunch of 1/2 inch nylon webbing. So I stitched up a daisy chain, about 4 feet long, and that is my gear hanger. wraps around a tree, and I can hang my pack, and any other...
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    I would say, invest in an AMK heatsheet. Stuff it...

    I would say, invest in an AMK heatsheet. Stuff it into a pocket on your pack. If it all goes to crap, it will get you through the night. They are far better than the wally world ones, and do stand up...
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    That was my bedroom for work last week, great...

    That was my bedroom for work last week, great location, but the last night was a bit ruined by a combination of what I call screamy-birds (they sound like someones panicked screams) and the koalas...
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    Slept under it for three nights, got rain on the...

    Slept under it for three nights, got rain on the second day, and just enough wind to pull a peg while I was away, but no real drama. Seems to do the job just fine. ...
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    Today was productive. Learned a few things. First...

    Today was productive. Learned a few things. First off, bigger is better. My dimensions were far too small. I ended up with a 38 inch wide top quilt. It just doesn't wrap around like I was hoping. Its...
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