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    Thanks for the update! Lots of rain tomorrow so...

    Thanks for the update! Lots of rain tomorrow so Sunday will be a carwash day for sure!
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    Man that would be tough for me. I think homeless...

    Man that would be tough for me. I think homeless people around here have better accommodations. A wet drizzly wind blows thru, forget it.
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    Yes we'll be to the north/northeast of the closed...

    Yes we'll be to the north/northeast of the closed area.
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    Hopefully a 0° underquilt to match. Otherwise,...

    Hopefully a 0° underquilt to match.

    Otherwise, that is a TON of clothing. Layering up may be the first thought to stay warm, but I think it makes things worse. Try a midweight base layer instead -...
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    I've looked into those a bit. Still contemplating...

    I've looked into those a bit. Still contemplating a new pack. Are you bringing that this weekend?
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    That plus Friday rain could knock them down. BTW...

    That plus Friday rain could knock them down. BTW last time I was there in April they had caution tape and signs closing off the tower. Of course, someone tore that down and threw it on the ground.
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    HOLY EXTENSION COLLAR!! Which backpack is that?

    HOLY EXTENSION COLLAR!! Which backpack is that?
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    I recall the sign saying something like "No...

    I recall the sign saying something like "No parking next 6 miles" but I can't remember where that starts. But I guess that's only for Fire Tower Road up against the actual wilderness boundary. CR1460...
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    I planned on that big lot as a backup which...

    I planned on that big lot as a backup which wouldn't add much hiking time, but according to the map with red x's the road will be closed there. Hunter Creek TH is to the south by the church, but...
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    Oh I had no idea!! I may just give up. Rolling in...

    Oh I had no idea!! I may just give up. Rolling in Friday night there could be nowhere to park. I'm not familiar with any parking to the east even though I drive that often.
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    My go-to-ground setup is hiking out, getting...

    My go-to-ground setup is hiking out, getting something tasty to eat and driving home.
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    I'm planning on coming. Trying not to commit and...

    I'm planning on coming. Trying not to commit and jinx it like I always do with my indecisiveness!

    I don't want to burn any more vacation so I'll roll in late after work Friday. 8:00PM at the lot....
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    If you're new to hanging and worry about going...

    If you're new to hanging and worry about going from a mattress to hammock, try not to. Easier said than done. But I think the best thing is to just go out and have a good time. Don't worry TOO much...
  14. Thread: Incubator

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    Pretty close. Mine is 20+1oz, 90 argon outside/67...

    Pretty close. Mine is 20+1oz, 90 argon outside/67 inside (pretty typical) and weighs exactly 23.0.
  15. No rust on mine but I only left it in the rain a...

    No rust on mine but I only left it in the rain a couple times. Maybe a little on the edges where it got chipped. I leave it mostly put together and store in the garage.
  16. I purchased those caps, but quickly nixed that...

    I purchased those caps, but quickly nixed that after seeing how cheap they looked. But that doesn't necessarily mean anything. And that would also add about 12" total to my attachment point,...
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    I recently purchased a silnylon from Seatosummit...

    I recently purchased a silnylon from Seatosummit and didn't know it would have it. Horrible. Just another thing to mess with, rip off, fill with lint, etc. A bag without velcro...you fill it, roll a...
  18. That's for mentioning that. You can see in my...

    That's for mentioning that. You can see in my photo, I hang the hammock from the outer 90° piece instead of from a hook on the pipe's end (I don't like that for some reason). So I need to crank my...
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    I just picked up this new version since the last...

    I just picked up this new version since the last one sprung a few tiny leaks. I've been using it as a gravity water filter for almost two years now. I could keep using it, but I figured the heavier...
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    A few weeks ago I had 3 consistent warm nights,...

    A few weeks ago I had 3 consistent warm nights, lows around 50 so it was 60-55 when going to bed and most of the night. I am always TOTALLY AMAZED feeling that cool air rush in when I open the bug...
  21. I purchased the coupler from the same online tarp...

    I purchased the coupler from the same online tarp store. Stronger, longer and eye bolts are nice. The Lowes coupler is only 6" long total.

    The tarp fits, even my big 12' winter haven. I made it...
  22. While laying out earlier this summer I decided to...

    While laying out earlier this summer I decided to do a quick impromptu video. I don't think I posted it here. Nothing special or new...just figured I would share here as well.

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  23. Just curious about this area. Is it state or...

    Just curious about this area. Is it state or federal land? Private? Something else?

    Would it be OK if I brought my hot tent? Able to cut up some wood with a chainsaw? I would only need to run it...
  24. I'm not sure about a solution. I think the...

    I'm not sure about a solution. I think the weather just decides. Some suggested a cover or UQ protector, but that would just trap the moisture inside. During the winter I get a big frosting of ice...
  25. Finally another person besides myself that...

    Finally another person besides myself that experienced this after waking up...

    https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/rambo/images/f/f5/Preston.png

    No tarp? While not the specific cause, that...
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    After 10 years it would be weird if I didn't post...

    After 10 years it would be weird if I didn't post my annual "I'll try" and then not show up. But this year...I'll try!
  27. Definitely want that middle connection secure...

    Definitely want that middle connection secure with the pipes mates AND the coupler. I can't imagine the situation if those came apart with someone in the hammock. You'd be impaled powered with your...
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    I used to take a small 4oz flask of whiskey...and...

    I used to take a small 4oz flask of whiskey...and a 16oz bottle of Coke LOL!

    I've been considering a ULA Ohm for such a long time. But I like the packs I use now and I would only save about 14oz....
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    I used a sleeping bag for about a year before...

    I used a sleeping bag for about a year before getting a top quilt. It worked fine and that hood was really nice in the winter! Drafts were pretty much impossible. But I wanted to cut bulk and weight....
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    Tomorrow I'll start a trip with more weight...

    Tomorrow I'll start a trip with more weight savings in mind. My typical pack weighs around 25lb including one can of beer for the first night. I can never do much better than that.

    This time I'm...
  31. No I haven't had any issues. My first set is...

    No I haven't had any issues. My first set is pretty old from 2012 and still looks 100%.

    I'm really not sure if this would be a buckle or strap material issue.
  32. Is it just one spot? Do you remember any times...

    Is it just one spot? Do you remember any times when you got in the hammock and fell due to the buckle not being straight? The strap could have been cut or weakened from one instance.

    If it's...
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    I started out for years with no issues, then ...

    I started out for years with no issues, then started messing with different hammocks and quilts. I made this trouble for myself. For some reason, certain fabrics seemed to be the whole cause.

    A...
  34. It's funny how "easy" things were years ago. Buy...

    It's funny how "easy" things were years ago. Buy a Warbonnet hammock and tarp. Hammockgear quilts. Maybe some zing-it and dutchware. Done.

    Then I got bored/addicted, hence all the buying, testing,...
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    Perfect!

    Perfect!
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    I couldn't do under the bed. Last week I pulled...

    I couldn't do under the bed. Last week I pulled out the Thermarest mats I keep there...so much dust I could have planted crops on them. Nasty. But they are sitting for months or even a year without...
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    I gave up on reflective after I noticed the...

    I gave up on reflective after I noticed the little specs cover EVERYTHING in your home. Seriously, I wish I never used a flashlight that one night in my basement. It kicked off a raging OCD session....
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    It is pretty cool how that works. Same with...

    It is pretty cool how that works. Same with street signs, hi-viz clothing, etc. Put a flashlight between your eyes and look at something reflective = darn near blinding! A couple degree change in...
  39. Pittsburgh, straight through. Hard core! Well...

    Pittsburgh, straight through. Hard core! Well done. I hate when people put too much thought into the drive time. I try not to myself. I mean what are you going to do? You either go, or you don't. I'd...
  40. Thread: Fess Up

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    At one point I spent the time to compile all the...

    At one point I spent the time to compile all the pee/pee bottle/urinate more often threads. It was a few...maybe even a dozen.
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    I'm glad I got all set up before then. Now I just...

    I'm glad I got all set up before then. Now I just need to take care and make sure I don't do something stupid to ruin them.
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    No hate here, just saying, choosing your...

    No hate here, just saying, choosing your color/temp/overfill isn't anything "custom" to me. I get it, they had to stop the real "custom" stuff to streamline and keep up with orders.

    But I do miss...
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    At 5'9" I was always fine with a 10'. I bought an...

    At 5'9" I was always fine with a 10'. I bought an 11' to try but didn't notice much difference, other than the ridgeline being a mile above my reach now! So I made my own 10.5' just to split the...
  44. Good point. I think you save a lot more space in...

    Good point. I think you save a lot more space in the end being able to pack a conforming shape opposed to a tight, solid round/oval ball of gear. Same principle as packing quilts loose in the bottom...
  45. When I open my tarp stuff sacks, it's a total...

    When I open my tarp stuff sacks, it's a total snake-in-a-can moment.
  46. If someone has a hex tarp and wants to stick with...

    If someone has a hex tarp and wants to stick with it for whatever reason, that's that. I get it. I was that guy for years.

    But for a measly 2oz you can have tiny door/flaps that will completely...
  47. Another thing I think people don't remember: a...

    Another thing I think people don't remember: a short suspension/tree span = fast and nauseating rocking. Well maybe not quite nauseating, but just not the nice easy sway of a longer suspension.
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    Exactly! Nothing would be worse than standing...

    Exactly! Nothing would be worse than standing back after the fact and thinking "I wish that was about 2 feet to the left"
  49. That comfort vs low range is huge! I understand...

    That comfort vs low range is huge! I understand the logic and testing, but I figured it would be a little narrower (like -58 vs something like -20). Sure it can get subjective too at a certain point....
  50. Welcome from Fort Wayne! I did the same starting...

    Welcome from Fort Wayne! I did the same starting out big, mostly warbonnet stuff. Almost 8 years later I can say it was a wise decision. The stuff just works.
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