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    I tried it both ways, and I initially thought...

    I tried it both ways, and I initially thought that I needed to close the nest on itself for warmth, but after some experimenting, found that the open space between the nest and HH openings actually...
  2. Thread: Am I Nuts?

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    Again, great pics! I'm pretty excited to get out...

    Again, great pics! I'm pretty excited to get out there. Looks like I'm taking my girls (13 and 9) to the Black Hills in June for a few nights, then Winds in July. Colorado with a buddy in August. ...
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    Speaking of pics.... It was raining here all...

    Speaking of pics....

    It was raining here all day yesterday, so I started weighing gear....

    I discovered that my camera weights 19 ounces!!! It's a great Canon, takes great pics. Was...
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    I've been weighing my stuff. Considering adding...

    I've been weighing my stuff. Considering adding a BA Insulated Air Core. Haven't tried wrestling with it in a hammock though. Thinking that perhaps partially inflated in the hammock it would work...
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    Thanks for all of the insight! I can't wait. ...

    Thanks for all of the insight! I can't wait. I'm going in early to mid-July. I'll be feeding the mosquitoes!
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    I've not decided on a trailhead yet, although I'm...

    I've not decided on a trailhead yet, although I'm leaning toward Elkhart Park and the trail up toward Seneca lake. From there, either Indian Pass through the Alpine Lakes area, or head up toward Sky...
  7. Thread: Am I Nuts?

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    Am I Nuts?

    I'm planning a 7-8 day solo hike this summer into the Wind Rivers. The route I want to hike is a loop that takes me well above timberline and stays there for a few nights.

    I've got an HH ULB...
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    Greetings from the cold, tree-less midwest! Just...

    Greetings from the cold, tree-less midwest! Just across the river from Omaha, Nebraska in the beautiful Loess Hills of Western Iowa.

    I do most of my hanging in the Rockies, although hope to visit...
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    Very interesting thread. I was just...

    Very interesting thread.

    I was just considering having to go to ground on a trip or two this summer, as my primary packing area is high rockies. I would love to be able to pitch above the timber...
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    Sticky: Hah! I've got an old Mark VI sitting right...

    Hah! I've got an old Mark VI sitting right behind me! Go figure. It's my wifes...her folks picked it up at a garage sale in the early 70's for $200. She sounded great on it. I might as well be...
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    Sticky: The wife already thinks I'm nuts....might as...

    The wife already thinks I'm nuts....might as well, I guess!
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    Sticky: Sewing a loop is certainly more elegant. Is...

    Sewing a loop is certainly more elegant. Is there a specific thread that should be used? Weight? Composition?

    My wife sews. She can help, although may balk when sticking that webbing under her...
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    Sticky: I've just received the necessary stuff for this...

    I've just received the necessary stuff for this conversion (Just Jeff's recommendations...thanks Jeff), and I'm eagerly waiting for the snow to melt so I can give it a test.

    I have 1" poly...
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