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    How have you tried your SPAM? It's the Official...

    How have you tried your SPAM? It's the Official Meat of Hawaii, by the way. :)
    Personally I can't stand it UNLESS it's been sliced really thin and fried till crisp, like bacon. Then it's...
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    Gargoyle: checking link shortly! Thanks for the...

    Gargoyle: checking link shortly! Thanks for the input. Of course, I already have digital and woodland... that may affect my decision. :D

    HappyCamper: I think the biggest problem was going on...
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    Any other bikers/stealth hangers? I have...

    Any other bikers/stealth hangers?

    I have woodland camouflage, and some digital, and I'd like to know what to make my stealth gear from...

    I was thinking of making one half the shelter from...
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    Epic Bike Trip, 2010

    Hello one and all!

    I just returned from my bike trip through the North East.

    Up from the Pittsburgh area on 62 to Rochester, then along the lakeshore, the Adirondack Mountains, Vermont and NH...
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    For us "newbies", the lists above are quite...

    For us "newbies", the lists above are quite helpful, if only to force a "stop and think" attitude. For years I carried a 2-wall stainless coffee cup when I camped. You can't cook in it... it's...
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    Youch.... how wide? I guess you gotta pay for...

    Youch.... how wide?

    I guess you gotta pay for lightweight/packable stealth! I'm not sure I want to chance it for this much money, but if anyone else gives it a shot I'd more than welcome the...
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    Thanks, Scott! I notice they have no prices......

    Thanks, Scott!

    I notice they have no prices... but they show a lot more than just the "clear" Cuben that I am used to seeing.

    cut-out leaves of camouflage fabric, glued or fused somehow (as...
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    Not a bad idea at all! Light coming through from...

    Not a bad idea at all! Light coming through from the far side would certainly make a difference... even if you weren't back-lit, colors from behind would show through.

    Heck, even if it ends up...
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    There's a special on "Boat Blind" size camo...

    There's a special on "Boat Blind" size camo netting.

    7'10" wide by 31 FEET long.
    ...
  10. Thread: Solo dangers.

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    I'm in Pennsylvania -- not quite as far from the...

    I'm in Pennsylvania -- not quite as far from the Pac. NW as you, right now! ;)


    What are you returning to school for... switch in jobs, or additional training?
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    KrugD has a quote at the bottom of his posts...

    KrugD has a quote at the bottom of his posts that about says it all...
    There's something about risky behaviour that's amazingly rewarding.

    I probably sound like an adrenaline junky, but I'm not!...
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    Got all my parts in... This should be a fun...

    Got all my parts in... This should be a fun project!
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    I'll sacrifice myself as "first" XD

    I'll sacrifice myself as "first" XD
  14. Thread: Solo dangers.

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    Too true, and probably for a lot of folks here. ...

    Too true, and probably for a lot of folks here. The type of person who likes to hike, generally likes the solitude. Voila!... solo hikers.

    How many folks here treat other things in their...
  15. Thanks, SoundWitness! I looked up Curt's...

    Thanks, SoundWitness! I looked up Curt's original "pay it forward" posts. What a neat idea, and a neat place (HF, that is).

    I went through my closet & have a few things to pay forward as...
  16. What a good idea. I take it "Curt" has done this...

    What a good idea.
    I take it "Curt" has done this in the past? I'll have to do a search.

    :) Warm heart for a cold cold winter season. :)
  17. Thanks, Angrysparrow! I looked before I wrote,...

    Thanks, Angrysparrow!
    I looked before I wrote, but could not find...

    I'm in!
  18. What is the actual size of this "buff"? The add...

    What is the actual size of this "buff"? The add says "microfiber", but that comes in tissue-paper-thickness up to 1/?" thick (and that's a very wide spec!)

    Sorry if I'm being "thick"... just...
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    A couple gallons of hot water in a tank might...

    A couple gallons of hot water in a tank might make a big difference, overnight.
    I don't have a tank on my tent stove... has anybody noticed a difference?
    For a small tent area, that's a big...
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    That looks like a fun get-together. 200 foot...

    That looks like a fun get-together. 200 foot waterfall!!

    I hope Smokehouse's smokehouse doesn't get TOO smokey. I look forward to hearing the reports!
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    Heya Smokehouse! I finally dug back through...

    Heya Smokehouse! I finally dug back through looking for the thread I've been trying to find... It was YOUR thread, about your smokehouse!

    Thanks for repeating here some of the information...
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    I just heard back from the canvas folks... they...

    I just heard back from the canvas folks... they say a 13x13 panel is 3.6 ounces, minus 0.3 ounces for an ellipital cut-out for 4" pipe.

    Did they sell more than one type of the fireproof panel?...
  23. In today. Wow this is thin/strong stuff!!...

    In today.
    Wow this is thin/strong stuff!!
    Thanks much!
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    So a 1 ft^2 panel is about .3 ounces?? That's...

    So a 1 ft^2 panel is about .3 ounces?? That's light! Or do you mean .3 oz / yd^2, which would be phenomenally light?

    Well, I wish I'd found something this light to begin with. Weight was the...
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    Heya Doc! My background is in WS as well. I...

    Heya Doc!

    My background is in WS as well. I USED to go out with essentially nothing. It's good to build up those skills -- they never go away.

    These days, a bit more comfort is called for ;)...
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    beckelcanvas! Cool! How much does it weigh? ...

    beckelcanvas! Cool!

    How much does it weigh? I notice that it doesn't have the heavy silicone ring molded into the middle... that has to be the heaviest part of most fireproof panels.

    Your...
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    Good! I thought perhaps you were counting to...

    Good! I thought perhaps you were counting to ten for patience, since I was sitting on a source of Nomex the whole time!! (I'd never have thought of it!)
    :D
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    ok... I'm an idjit. what's that mean??

    ok... I'm an idjit.
    what's that mean??
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    :) I've got a couple of used Nomex suits -- I...

    :) I've got a couple of used Nomex suits -- I use them for welding in tight spaces.
    In fact, I've got one w/ tar all over it that I've retired!

    I'll check & see if there's a good spot on it...
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    Kevlar might not be bad at all! What is the...

    Kevlar might not be bad at all! What is the top-end temp for Kevlar?? I know it's good to 350 F or so... maybe higher than that?
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    It is a very loose weave, but once coated with...

    It is a very loose weave, but once coated with RTV, I can't imagine it'll be too tough to sew. It'll be one "sheet" by then, with the fiberglass acting as a holding matrix.

    Now to squeegie the...
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    I bought it on eBay. hmmm... not e-glass, but: ...

    I bought it on eBay. hmmm...
    not e-glass, but: ...
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    0.5 ounce/yd^2 fiberglass e-cloth (high...

    0.5 ounce/yd^2 fiberglass e-cloth (high strength fiberglass), with an ultra-high-temp copper RTV coating. The coating will probably weigh 4 times the weight of the cloth (we'll see) ... but it'll...
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    Titanium Goat Stoves. "Small Stove:...

    Titanium Goat Stoves.

    "Small Stove:
    Dimensions: 6"x 7"x 10" fire box, 11" tall when assembled, with 6.5'
    stove pipe. Fire box takes down to 1"x 7"x 10" with the pipe rolling up to
    2"...
  35. Thanks, JSquared.. Right now, I have NO central...

    Thanks, JSquared..
    Right now, I have NO central AC. I live in a small, partly earth-bermed house in the middle of nowhere...
    The house stays cool, but gets very humid (for the reasons you...
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    I'm interested, too (depending on dates). May...

    I'm interested, too (depending on dates).

    May is better than April, but I'm in the process of figuring out a hammocking/motorcycling hang sometime in May, also (western PA).

    The FL region is...
  37. Neat! I've seen more and more heat exchangers...

    Neat!
    I've seen more and more heat exchangers using heat-pipe technology, but I can't find a GOOD description on the "core" of the ERV's. Do they use heat-pipes? traditional stainless...
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    Quite right on both counts. I bought some &...

    Quite right on both counts. I bought some & played with it a bit... great for hats, or whatever on day-hikes. I'd never want to carry all that bulk for any length of time, though.

    that said, it...
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    Ack! am I too late? Haven't been around much......

    Ack! am I too late?
    Haven't been around much... sorry for this late note!
  40. Thread: Slingbow

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    Cabella's has the Whisker Biscuit on sale for...

    Cabella's has the Whisker Biscuit on sale for 9.99

    I'm gonna have to build one of these.
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    This is neat!! I tried to shoot arrows out of...

    This is neat!!

    I tried to shoot arrows out of my slingshot when I was a youngster... guess I didn't follow through with all of the proper upgrades ;)

    Anybody here ever make a slingstaff? ...
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    Great trip report, Creature! Sounds like a...

    Great trip report, Creature!

    Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all.
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    Well gosh, we HAVE to be... I've been told so by...

    Well gosh, we HAVE to be... I've been told so by all the "important" people for at LEAST the past 30 years! :unsure: Aren't we?
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    better bring an electric blanket, just to be...

    better bring an electric blanket, just to be sure. ;)
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    It's good to see my name on the list. Thanks,...

    It's good to see my name on the list. Thanks, Opie!
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    Don't know how I missed this thread!!! If it's...

    Don't know how I missed this thread!!!

    If it's not too late, I'd very much like some as well...
    100' Gray 2.2
    100' Gray 1.75.

    Let me know.
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    You take PayPal? I'd like the hiking cane, if...

    You take PayPal? I'd like the hiking cane, if TroutEhCuss hasn't snarfed it.
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    My Insultex arrived this morning in a WONDERFUL...

    My Insultex arrived this morning in a WONDERFUL envelope... took some time to rip the top seam, cuz I didn't want to ruin the envelope! Thank goodness for my SOG multiplier, with built-in seam...
  49. Thread: SA says hi!

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    Welcome to HF AcidHawk! Where in SA do you...

    Welcome to HF AcidHawk!

    Where in SA do you live? I have friends that like to camp and like to forge iron (how's that for a mix?) near Johannesburg.

    Sounds like you've got a couple of great...
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    Received the mitts today. Thanks, Curt! You...

    Received the mitts today. Thanks, Curt!

    You must have pets? Our Sheltie went nuts when she first checked them out... got all happy, wagging tail, running in circles. You don't happen to have...
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