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  1. I bought several of these Fastline tensioning...

    I bought several of these Fastline tensioning clips from Yama Mountain Gear for the purpose of using them on my tarps.
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    Iíd like to check the new place before deciding...

    Iíd like to check the new place before deciding because Iím not sure if the campís property extends down to the river and that is the only place to hang. Also, Iím not sure if you are ok parking your...
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    No better way to cure a bad case of jet lag than...

    No better way to cure a bad case of jet lag than hanging outdoors. : ).

    But I know youíll be driving so hopefully we can meet up at the to be determined Baked Butt Hang later that month. Heat and...
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    Yeah, by bike and it'll be my first bike packing...

    Yeah, by bike and it'll be my first bike packing trip. Let me know if can make it to one of those dates and I'll be sure to meet you there.
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    Japan - Yamanashi (July 10-12)

    I have opportunity to be in Yamanashi (near Otsuki) between July 10-12 and I wanted to know if anyone would like to meet up?

    Iíll be bike-packing the area and plan to stay at least one night at...
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    Baked Butt Hang - JAPAN - July 27/28

    New place suggestion: Hatonosu Garden Camp (Okutama)

    Pros: Cheap, River runs along camp in a valley so should be cool?, campfire ok, easy going caretaker, running water and restrooms, very...
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    Baked Butt Hang - JAPAN - July 27/28

    Planning the 3rd group hang event this summer on July 27/28 (Sat/Sun).

    Debating on whether to continue baking our butts at the same terrific location as previous events or try another place. ...
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    Thanks for the input. Iíll probably attach a drip...

    Thanks for the input. Iíll probably attach a drip line on the bugnet at the head end only and perhaps remove the cord at the feet end
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    Howdy. I just got a Ridgerunner and wanted to...

    Howdy. I just got a Ridgerunner and wanted to confirm that drip lines from the suspension is not needed? Finding this thread confirmed my suspicion about the shock cord attaching the bug net. Are you...
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    Gonna get mine hopefully in a couple of weeks....

    Gonna get mine hopefully in a couple of weeks. Canít wait!!
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    Ridgerunner on Massdrop

    The Ridgerunner single layer (green and brown) is up on Massdrop. Canít beat their international shipping price..Iím in!!
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    I'll hike through the night to find a natural...

    I'll hike through the night to find a natural wind break.
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    Japan Southern Alps

    Was wondering if anyone has hiked any portions of the Southern Alps of Japan?

    Planning on a summer trip (July/Aug) and had questions and bounce ideas.

    Currently thinking of following routes:
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  14. I love the foot box design of blackbird and that...

    I love the foot box design of blackbird and that is part of the eldorado. It was my first and still favorite hammock even though i now use the half-wit for most of my 3 season hikes.

    Have you...
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    A must for me is adding the MSR night glow...

    A must for me is adding the MSR night glow zipper pulls on the bug net.

    For small items I try to buy them in colors that sticks out... orange lighter and phone case, stakes with red coloring,...
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    Sorry I had to bump this. Took me over an hr to...

    Sorry I had to bump this. Took me over an hr to find this setup and did not want to loose it again.

    alt.thomas#bump
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    Welcome and glad to see that you are off to an...

    Welcome and glad to see that you are off to an excellent running start.
  18. Great setup. Thanks for always sharing and taking...

    Great setup. Thanks for always sharing and taking us along.
  19. Becket Hitch in the rain; Use a drip line?

    Ok.. finally had time to perform an experiment.

    https://imgur.com/a/OGPhtQW

    1. Dutch hook (faced down) on whoopie.. I also used light cordage as a drip line.
    Result: mixed. The water...
  20. Becket Hitch in the rain; Use a drip line?

    Yeah... I put the hooks through the continuous loop on my hammock ends ... but my brain got mixed up thinking how I use them on my whoopie and cinch buckle systems instead.

    Iím not sure if it...
  21. Like rweb said, I add another slippery...

    Like rweb said, I add another slippery half-hitch. But I also have Dutch whoopie hooks that doubles as my last line of defense.
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    Good luck! Iíve got my next Japan thru hike...

    Good luck!

    Iíve got my next Japan thru hike booked mark (https://takashima-trail.jp/about) but first want to take on the Japan Southern Alps beforehand...
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    Hey there! The air is the best this time of...

    Hey there! The air is the best this time of year... until the pollen arrives.

    Howís your plan for your thru-hike? Was it this year?
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    Felt good enough to go to the gym the next day.

    Felt good enough to go to the gym the next day.
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    Good times HR. How did you legs hold the next...

    Good times HR.
    How did you legs hold the next day?
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    Yamanashi, Japan - Jan 26-27

    Stealth camping is not encouraged. They want you at established campsite, lodges or use the free huts scattered around.

    Basic norm in Japan is you do not want to break harmony and cause a...
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    I guess Iím lucky that here in Tokyo, the...

    I guess Iím lucky that here in Tokyo, the outdoors are no more than 2hrs away by train.
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    Lots of blow downs due to recent typhoons over...

    Lots of blow downs due to recent typhoons over the summer. Luckily they cleared the worst areas.
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    Iím now definitely a camo convert

    Iím now definitely a camo convert
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    My pleasure, thank you for your kind words.

    My pleasure, thank you for your kind words.
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    Yamanashi, Japan - Jan 26-27

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190128/90d279348aa317afc4aea33d16735709.jpg

    HydroRaven, his girlfriend and I spent a night up near Mt. Kuratake in Yamanashi. The next day we walked the ridge,...
  32. Just IMíd you. See you there soon! Over night...

    Just IMíd you. See you there soon!

    Over night temps...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190126/84b1b456fd8933460dd27ab92dd7fcf5.jpg
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    Great write up. Very much enjoyed the read.

    Great write up. Very much enjoyed the read.
  34. Thank you!

    Thank you!
  35. Signed up so far... HydroRaven and +1 Me ...

    Signed up so far...
    HydroRaven and +1
    Me

    Tentative...
    cjlacz
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    The trip details for the 26th are posted here. ...

    The trip details for the 26th are posted here.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/151621-Japan-Winter-Camp-amp-amp-Hike-(Jan-26-27)-JR-Torisawa-amp-gt-Mt-Kurtake-amp-gt-JR-Uenohara
  37. Japan Winter Camp &Hike (Jan 26-27) - JR Torisawa &; Mt Kurtake & JR Uenohara

    HydroRaven and I are planning a winter hike and hang on the weekend of January 26-27.

    Meet up point is JR Torisawa station in Yamanashi by 11AM on Jan 26.
    https://goo.gl/maps/LL7mvBCdf3F2
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    I'll setup a separate planning page by this...

    I'll setup a separate planning page by this weekend with all the logistics. I think we can meetup at noon, have bento by the pond and then head into the forest and have plenty of time to setup and...
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    : Do you have any free time in March for possible trip up Kumotori? The little lodge there will be closing for good and I was planning to go there before they shutdown.
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    Japanese (Kanto) winter hang

    Yup, itís around the same place but different station. The hike in is really simple and short and I was wondering if that was ok? Can start late (also a 7-11 nearby). The next day will be really...
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    Japanese (Kanto) winter hang

    Plan A (Gangaharasuri): Just read a recent trail report that said the nearby water source is frozen and I donít particularly want to lug 5l of water on a train and then bus... perhaps a future plan...
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    Also best to make sure you protect yourself from...

    Also best to make sure you protect yourself from the winds as they steal valuable warmth from above and below. A tarp (nice if you have doors but not necessary) and UQ cover will also go a long way.
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    Sounds good and more is always the merrier. ...

    Sounds good and more is always the merrier.

    I'm still not fully recovered from my coughing after getting hit with the flu last month. I was hoping to stay below 2000 meter.

    There's a place I...
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    I got the ok from the wife for the 26th. Any...

    I got the ok from the wife for the 26th. Any place you have in mind?
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    26/27 may be difficult but Iíll ask tonight. Iíll...

    26/27 may be difficult but Iíll ask tonight. Iíll also see if our family schedule is open the weekend before and after it.
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    +1 for Sensor Push. I like seeing trend over time.

    +1 for Sensor Push. I like seeing trend over time.
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    Thank you. I will always stop off at a...

    Thank you. I will always stop off at a convenience store whenever an opportunity presents itself. It beats eating energy bars for lunch.
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    Domo Shug! You would certainly be a most...

    Domo Shug! You would certainly be a most welcome and honorable guest here.
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    Will keep you posted. Taking two days off with...

    Will keep you posted. Taking two days off with the flu sorta threw my schedule around.
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    Gear list ...

    Gear list
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/151022-Winter-pack-explosion
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