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    I just picked up a TL that is double layer 1.7...

    I just picked up a TL that is double layer 1.7 MTN. I'm very pleased with the fabric. It is textured and reminds me of the 2.2 Hex70 my DH Sparrow is made of, but I actually prefer the MTN 1.7. I...
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    I don't see why it wouldn't work. I use my Wooki...

    I don't see why it wouldn't work. I use my Wooki on a DH Sparrow wide. However, I do not use the tie outs, because I don't see the need to. I picked up a 12' SLD Trail Lair and I plan on rigging...
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    My lime green model arrived yesterday and now has...

    My lime green model arrived yesterday and now has CL ends and a whoopie sling adjustable ridge line. Ready to go.
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    Okey Dokey. Replaced the nightly DH Sparrow with...

    Okey Dokey. Replaced the nightly DH Sparrow with the newly arrived Trail Lair this afternoon for testing. Since it was a 12' vs the 11' Sparrow I added another four foot pole section into my hang...
  5. Now I'm completely bamboozled.

    Now I'm completely bamboozled.
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    I agree with Tikker, it looks nice and flat. ...

    I agree with Tikker, it looks nice and flat. Just too narrow for my pocketbook. Waiting....waiting...waiting for a wider v. 2.0, used of course.
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    I'm apparently of the same school as lbgary. I...

    I'm apparently of the same school as lbgary. I have a HG Winter Palace (and a Hammocktent 90 CF camo tarp) that are super nice and reserved for backpacking where weight is the primary concern. For...
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    Howdy from MT. I spent a decade working in...

    Howdy from MT.

    I spent a decade working in NW WY at Lander and Moran. Love the state, the people, and thought about retiring there, but our home, my family, and my wife's work, was in Bozeman. ...
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    Help me! Another impulse buy that I couldn't...

    Help me! Another impulse buy that I couldn't resist. $25?, now I will always have a hammock stowed in the truck.
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    I am a massive 6' at 175lbs, hence much more...

    I am a massive 6' at 175lbs, hence much more diminutive than the OP. I have both the Phoenix and a AHD (Arrowhead Designs Ridge Creek) synthetic 3/4. I currently have the AHD as my nightly UQ...
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    Thanks for the information. Albeit, I find it...

    Thanks for the information. Albeit, I find it puzzling. An inch on each side more and the sides curl up? After much experience with Hammocktent 90s, Exped Ergo, and WBRR I can't really see why...
  12. Just cover with a fold of tape or rubber tubing...

    Just cover with a fold of tape or rubber tubing if you are concerned with the zipper metal gouging the hammock material.
  13. Thread: LiteAF tarp

    by OlTrailDog
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    Thanks guys, or gals, for setting me straight. I...

    Thanks guys, or gals, for setting me straight. I thought it was, well, Anti-F... as in Gas and they had cornered the market on some new technology and BeanO tarp just didn't cut it, pardon the pun.
  14. I would suggest keeping an eye on the FS forum,...

    I would suggest keeping an eye on the FS forum, craigslist, and ebay. I just picked up a top of the line, fully loaded SLD Trail Lair for the price you mention. You have time to be judicious and...
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    Hopefully Haven will get the message that...

    Hopefully Haven will get the message that accommodating 25" non-proprietary IPs would be a big plus.
  16. The DL is my preference, as is the heavier...

    The DL is my preference, as is the heavier fabric, for nightly use and truck camping. Problem is if it as sweet as all the hyperbole I just might have to get a stripped down SL version for...
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    Okay, how do you tell black bear poo from grizzly...

    Okay, how do you tell black bear poo from grizzly bear poo? Griz poo has hiker bells embedded in it.
  18. Thread: Billy

    by OlTrailDog
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    Dang, tough read. Glad cowboys don't cry. The...

    Dang, tough read. Glad cowboys don't cry. The best to you friend, from us who have shared similar losses.
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    Try that in Mountain Goat country ;-). I can't...

    Try that in Mountain Goat country ;-). I can't tell you how many times the goats, and often deer too, will come in to eat pee soaked dirt for the minerals.
  20. I have gone to using whoopie adjustable ridge...

    I have gone to using whoopie adjustable ridge lines. After much experimenting I have found the sweet spot for me is having a longer than OEM ridge line. My net and top still work with the WBBB XLC....
  21. Personally, for me it is a +1 on the DLs. I've...

    Personally, for me it is a +1 on the DLs. I've had/have SLs and DLs and prefer the versatility and abuse confidence of the DLs for most of my hammock use. I will use a SL for back packing, or...
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    Thumbs up on your first hammock camping...

    Thumbs up on your first hammock camping experience. Plus, welcome to HF's wealth of useful information to make your hammock camping even better.
  23. Two Layer MTN XL 1.7 in Coyote Brown Pad...

    Two Layer MTN XL 1.7 in Coyote Brown
    Pad opening
    No-See-Um 0.9 oz
    #5 YKK Zipper
    Fixed Amsteel Ridgeline
    Cinch buckle suspension with tree hugger straps
    Knee and...
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    You will definitely find a lot of knowledgeable...

    You will definitely find a lot of knowledgeable folks with a wealth of advice and suggestions on HF.
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    Yes, that was the one. Funny thing is yesterday...

    Yes, that was the one. Funny thing is yesterday I spent some time configuring a Trail Lair on the SLD site. I would have done some things differently, e.g. the color, removable continuous loops, a...
  26. I also drank the SLD koolaid this morning. I've...

    I also drank the SLD koolaid this morning. I've been thinking about this for some time and the lastest round of Trail Lair hype pushed me over the edge when I found a fully tricked out one on ebay...
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    Personally, I don't think the hammock material is...

    Personally, I don't think the hammock material is a serious consideration from a weight perspective, i.e. there just isn't enough difference to warrant a decision based on oz./yard. Fabric comfort...
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    All this Trail Lair hype was simply too much for...

    All this Trail Lair hype was simply too much for me. I had my counter offer on a fully decked out model accepted on ebay this morning.
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    Just taking a wild guess, I'd say he is some...

    Just taking a wild guess, I'd say he is some where around 6' and 280lbs.
  30. Thread: Intrduction

    by OlTrailDog
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    I shamefully admit the only reason I clicked on...

    I shamefully admit the only reason I clicked on this thread was because I was thinking "Intrduction", why this hayseed must be from Kentucky, Carolinas, or Tejas. OH, he is fellow Montanan :scared:...
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    NOLS was one of the groups I worked with as their...

    NOLS was one of the groups I worked with as their O-G permit administrator. They were working on a highly portable electric fence system to use in lieu of hanging attractants or resistant...
  32. Looks like a great trip. Keep collecting kids...

    Looks like a great trip. Keep collecting kids and you will have your own boy/girl scout troop.
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    I've had the good fortune to spend many summers...

    I've had the good fortune to spend many summers working in predator country in MT and WY wildernesses on trails, wilderness manager/ranger, and outfitter guide permit administrator. Often by myself...
  34. Isn't it simply wonderful that God created so...

    Isn't it simply wonderful that God created so much beauty and decided to share it all over the world.
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    Go for it, clutter away ;-). Besides you can...

    Go for it, clutter away ;-). Besides you can post to the 4 sale forum until you have umpteen posts.

    I lived in BZ for many years. Graduated HS from Helena. Worked in the GYE for decades and I...
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    I have both the XLC and a Sparrow. Love them...

    I have both the XLC and a Sparrow. Love them both. But my XLC is more for backpacking and my Sparrow gets nightly use. Hence I went for the Hex2.2(?) DL and I know it will survive a lot of use and...
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    There are some metal brackets that have...

    There are some metal brackets that have adjustable, and very strong, attachment points. I don't remember the name, but there are quite a few folks who have adopted these to their situation. It...
  38. Looks like you have a great adventure buddy!

    Looks like you have a great adventure buddy!
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    I've been blessed with a Raven, that I sold to...

    I've been blessed with a Raven, that I sold to finance my Sparrow. I spend at least part of each night in my Sparrow. It also my "couch" for watching Netflix/Amazon on my computer. I've been very...
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    Fantastic. Perfect age for some quality time...

    Fantastic. Perfect age for some quality time with Pa. My kids are grown, moved far away, and have kids of their own. Cherish the time you have. PS: don't get that stove too close to your UQ ;-)
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    Around here it would be Howdy Bob ;-) Welcome to...

    Around here it would be Howdy Bob ;-) Welcome to HF. Seems you have spent quite a bit of time in some quality territory.
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    FAMILY time!!! :thumbup:

    FAMILY time!!! :thumbup:
  43. Thanks for sharing the trip. Kayak looks a lot...

    Thanks for sharing the trip. Kayak looks a lot like my perception corona. I don't mind solo back packing, but I don't have the temerity to solo kayak except when there are beau coup folks around. ...
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    Welcome to HF. My grandparents immigrated from...

    Welcome to HF. My grandparents immigrated from Switzerland when they were young. They met and married later. Swiss and English was spoken on the farm when I was a boy. Love and respect the Swiss...
  45. I think the gift certificate is a super idea. ...

    I think the gift certificate is a super idea.

    I may be a tad prescient, as I foresee a new HF member with a whole lot of questions about recommendations with the handle of Almondsdad :laugh:
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    Nice video. Looks like they forgot to grind up...

    Nice video. Looks like they forgot to grind up the chicken foot in the first pics of the "Eisenhower steaks".
  47. Now that's a happy ending.:thumbup1:

    Now that's a happy ending.:thumbup1:
  48. The Thermarest Neotrekker I have is 25" x 3/4...

    The Thermarest Neotrekker I have is 25" x 3/4 length. However, it has some sort of "reflective" insulation value. Not a whole lot, but enough for them to toot their horn.
  49. Well come to HF. The Sherwood Forest of lore! ...

    Well come to HF. The Sherwood Forest of lore! Alcohol, except my stove, and chewing tobacco free since 1981 and drug free for a heck of a lot longer; When Jesus became my high. The Peak District...
  50. Totally agree how helpful and useful HF is. ...

    Totally agree how helpful and useful HF is. Another Montanan here. Raised in Helena, went to college in the Zoola. Worked on the Flathead in the seventies. Then onward to working all over the...
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