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  1. Thanks for chiming in, oldpappy. Looks like my...

    Thanks for chiming in, oldpappy. Looks like my numbers might be about the same as yours. I took the base system down to a few degrees above freezing, earlier this week, and then added a sleeping...
  2. Alas, the MIL is visiting, that weekend! While I...

    Alas, the MIL is visiting, that weekend! While I would welcome the excuse to vacate, I think it might not look right. :)

    I regularly read the trip planning section, and I look forward to hangin'...
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    FS: I'll take it, if you can stretch your conus...

    I'll take it, if you can stretch your conus requirement to include Toronto. Happy to pay the extra shipping.
  4. Thread: Cold Front

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    :) Inquiring minds want to know. Yes, I was...

    :) Inquiring minds want to know.

    Yes, I was warm enough, but I'd put the sleeping bag back in, under the OCF pad.
  5. Thread: Cold Front

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    It's not nearly as cold, here in balmy Toronto. ...

    It's not nearly as cold, here in balmy Toronto. I slept out until about 2:30 am. My thermometer said it was -2 C (28 F). Also love the sound of snow hitting the tarp, but I can't really listen...
  6. There's no way this is a condensation problem. ...

    There's no way this is a condensation problem. The first evening that I used the rag under me, like I said, it took me a few minutes before I put it in place. I was already feeling the damp, but...
  7. Update: A rectangle of chamois under my butt...

    Update:
    A rectangle of chamois under my butt (kinda like a piddle pad for a toilet-training toddler!) was all it took. Whenever I checked, through the night, it was a little damp, but I was dry and...
  8. A missed opportunity. :( Wish I'd slept out...

    A missed opportunity. :( Wish I'd slept out there, last night.

    (It still only went down to 1 C)

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  9. I have the SuperShelter, not the new thingy. ...

    I have the SuperShelter, not the new thingy.

    I'll experiment with temps and stuffing things under (and using a wicking layer inside the hammock!). Dunno if I'll get to it in the next few nights,...
  10. Yeah, I wondered about sweating, but I was paying...

    Yeah, I wondered about sweating, but I was paying attention, and it didn't seem like I was overheating, anywhere. Certainly, the top part of me wasn't sweating, but I guess my back must have been. ...
  11. Yeah, I saw that event. Not sure whether I can...

    Yeah, I saw that event. Not sure whether I can make it, but I might try. I'm not too stumped on the arts of hammock; just whether or not the SS (or even the HH Expedetiion, at this point) are my...
  12. Yes, I understand the thermodynamics of it, but...

    Yes, I understand the thermodynamics of it, but it appears that there are some people that have it licked, and I was hoping to hear from them.

    Taking out the mylar blanket (and OCF) and replacing...
  13. HH SS: no CBS, but definitely Wet Butt Syndrome!

    I've been patiently waiting for cold weather, since the arrival of my HH SS, last month. Finally, last night, it was supposed to get down to freezing for several hours, so I hung everything in my...
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    Update for Canadian buyers: Dollarama has these! ...

    Update for Canadian buyers: Dollarama has these!

    The zipper lock is a bit weak. When I put my quilt in and tried to compress, I blew out the zipper, the first two times. I found that folding...
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    I live in a fairly zombie-free part of the...

    I live in a fairly zombie-free part of the continent, so I think I'll be ok, there.

    I certainly wouldn't put my head directly on it. I was thinking of wrapping a fleece jacket around it, but...
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    How rugged is the plastic? I ask for two...

    How rugged is the plastic?

    I ask for two reasons (possibly requiring opposite answers):
    1. Is it likely to get a puncture and be useless? (Even worse if it happens in the middle of a trip.)
    2....
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    Thanks for your reply. I failed to mention...

    Thanks for your reply.

    I failed to mention that I was talking about top quilts, not under.
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    Can anyone comment on the efficacy of doubling-up...

    Can anyone comment on the efficacy of doubling-up two down throws with perpendicular baffles? I saw someone's comment about doing it, but never saw an update about teh results.

    I'm wondering...
  19. That was a great vid, as usual, Shug! I have a...

    That was a great vid, as usual, Shug!

    I have a question for ya about yer footwear.

    Under the heading "great minds," I've been wearing synthetic booties under Neos shorties since 2013. I...
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    Ugh....nope! It's almost like the fabric...

    Ugh....nope!

    It's almost like the fabric companies are colluding with the clothing manufacturers to prevent us from making our own stuff!

    Also, it appears that merely stating "thermolite" is...
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    Oh, cool! I've only ever seen thinsulate in...

    Oh, cool!

    I've only ever seen thinsulate in non-stretch applications. Does it stretch and flex like the liner bags?


    Nevermind....I just found a spec sheet for "Stretch Thinsulate." This...
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    Somehow, I didn't find this thread, yesterday,...

    Somehow, I didn't find this thread, yesterday, when I posted a request for sourcing.

    Can you tell me, piscator, where you were able to purchase thermolite? I'm having trouble finding it. Is...
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    Well, now, that stuff sounds interesting, indeed!...

    Well, now, that stuff sounds interesting, indeed! But it's not the stuff I'm talking about. the S2S liner bags are neither reflective nor VB; they're some kind of hollow-fibre wizardry.
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    Source for Thermolite or similar?

    Hi!

    I am intrigued by the Sea-to-Summit reactor liner bags, but since the first thing I would do is rip open the back to make it play nicely with a top quilt, I'm thinking a cheaper solution would...
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    Any updates on this system? I had been thinking...

    Any updates on this system? I had been thinking of the S2S Reactor Plus and a "summer" down bag/quilt.

    Any comment on whether this bag is noticeably better than a converted Costco down blanket?
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    A very kind offer, sir. I'll see how this week...

    A very kind offer, sir. I'll see how this week goes, and I'll be in touch.
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    Probably would have been good, if I'd done it...

    Probably would have been good, if I'd done it sooner. I'm heading into the woods in a few days, and I wouldn't feel right returning something that's been in the field.

    The snaps seem like a...
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    Dutch sleeve or Warbonnet? If yours is 71",...

    Dutch sleeve or Warbonnet? If yours is 71", that's a lot closer to the 6' spec than mine!
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    Thanks for your suggestions. There's only one...

    Thanks for your suggestions.

    There's only one tarp sleeve offered. As SilvrSurfr mentioned, it's supposed to be for 11' or 12' tarps. I have the 11'. I just measured the pieces of sleeve, and...
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    Dutch snakeskins: am I missing something?

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    This is my Dutch Xenon Hex, with snakeskins pulled on, then pulled back to cover the ends. If the shock cords at the ends are pulled tightly around the D-rings, I can't even get the...
  32. I'm so sorry to hear that you lost your companion...

    I'm so sorry to hear that you lost your companion animal. That's a big deal, right there. Cut yourself some slack on feeling vulnerable.
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    Yeah, I'm not putting posts in my yard. It's...

    Yeah, I'm not putting posts in my yard. It's already so small, and we have a lot going on in it. Any hanging solutions have to be temporary/removable/replaceable.

    Also, my soil is so sandy...
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    Yeah, I'm usually a paddler. I'm unaccustomed to...

    Yeah, I'm usually a paddler. I'm unaccustomed to thinking so much about weight (and so little about water-proofing).

    This is my first solo hike, and I'm trying to find the balance between...
  35. How far away are your neighbours? I don't have...

    How far away are your neighbours?

    I don't have to speculate about bad guys in my back yard. We left our back door unlocked once, a couple of years ago, and a computer was stolen from the house in...
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    Thanks! I just signed up for notifications...

    Thanks!

    I just signed up for notifications with the EGL group....those are my locals. I don't think I can make it to Massachusetts, this year.
  38. Wow, I would have loved to join you, but my 5-day...

    Wow, I would have loved to join you, but my 5-day solo hike in Algonquin starts on the 6th, so I don't see how it works...

    I've signed up for notifications on the Planning thread, so I can...
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    For anyone still looking to get this stuff in...

    For anyone still looking to get this stuff in Canada, and trying to avoid amazon (for any reason), here's a source in Southern Ontario. They say they'll ship across Canada. You do have to get over...
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    Thanks everyone! Re. longer, wider, or bridge...

    Thanks everyone!

    Re. longer, wider, or bridge hammocks, and attending a group hang: a group hang is really the answer, as I just don't see sinking a bunch of money serially into seven hammocks,...
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    Haven't felt the magic

    I have slept a total of four backyard-nights in my HH Expedition: two in a heat wave, just over a week ago; and the last two nights, with lows of 11 C and 16 C (52 F and 61 F), so I could decide...
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    Once upon a time, I wrote "QED" at the bottom of...

    Once upon a time, I wrote "QED" at the bottom of a proof for a first-year Engineering Physics problem set. I received it back with a 10/10 grade at the top and, in the same red ink, the comment "QED...
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    No, the tree will not always be mine: it will...

    No, the tree will not always be mine: it will long outlive me! Beside that, this is all supposed to be practice for going into the woods, where I would definitely not deface a tree (if for no other...
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    Awesome. Teach me, Sensei.

    Awesome. Teach me, Sensei.
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    It's the stock rope from a HH Exped. Since I...

    It's the stock rope from a HH Exped. Since I wanted to practise the lashing technique recommended by Hennessey, I put it through both loops of the strap. I used the same lashing on the other end,...
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    Yup. It's a pretty young linden (~10 years), and...

    Yup. It's a pretty young linden (~10 years), and it's not got its mature bark, yet.

    OK, so I should try some other trees, too. There are actually two nicely-spaced trees in my front yard, but...
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    sliding straps on unweighted hammock

    Whoop....a virgin, no more!

    I just hung my hammock for the first time in the back yard, using a Dutch Spider strap around my linden tree and a homemade Madera stand at the other end.

    I knew I...
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    Hey hey...let's make that happen!

    Hey hey...let's make that happen!
  49. Howdy, Unstuck! I'm new, too, and I live in T.O....

    Howdy, Unstuck! I'm new, too, and I live in T.O.

    If you haven't bought your hammock yet, and you're interested in trying the HH Expedition, you can borrow mine (as long as you're not camping at...
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    No kidding! I was in Frontenac at that time, and...

    No kidding! I was in Frontenac at that time, and I was really kicking myself for breaking my rule of "always bring long johns." I was fine (got INside my sleeping bag for the first time in years),...
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