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    Nice! Just like the one that started off this...

    Nice! Just like the one that started off this whole thread.


    Jerry
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    Here's a link to the trail map: Yellow River...

    Here's a link to the trail map:

    Yellow River State Forest

    Looks like a pretty sizable crowd forming for Saturday night. Any thoughts on which camp to use?

    I know Camp John Schultz has a big...
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    I'm planning on coming up on Saturday, for one...

    I'm planning on coming up on Saturday, for one night. Doubtful I can get out of work on Friday. I'll keep an eye on this thread and meet everyone at the planned Saturday night campsite.


    Jerry
  4. I'm glad to see you broke free of the reigns of...

    I'm glad to see you broke free of the reigns of work for a bit! I'm eagerly looking forward to the continuation of this adventure.


    Jerry
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    I've got a commitment that last weekend in...

    I've got a commitment that last weekend in October, but if this happens any other weekend I think I'll be able to make it.


    Jerry
  6. Thread: Muletape ?'s

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    My experience is - it does NOT work well for tree...

    My experience is - it does NOT work well for tree huggers. It is plenty strong, but it is a little narrow and when you put weight on it, it tends to roll. I think it is almost as non-bark-friendly as...
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    Thanks for the tip, but it works perfect just...

    Thanks for the tip, but it works perfect just like it's shown. I do have an overhead thread guide for the larger cones seen in the background.
  8. Just as an example, the Blackbird isn't patented....

    Just as an example, the Blackbird isn't patented. Yes, it's been copied, but Brandon still sells all that he can make. He is a respected hammock manufacturer so no one is selling copies of his...
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    Enjoy the finish, TZ! I'll be following along on...

    Enjoy the finish, TZ! I'll be following along on your trail journal.


    Jerry
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    Sarah, you're a star!!! Um, pretty sure...

    Sarah, you're a star!!!


    Um, pretty sure that's you in the pic of the summer solstice hike. Yes? :blush:


    Jerry
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    I'm in complete agreement. Let the trail provide...

    I'm in complete agreement. Let the trail provide what it will. If camping or a good stealth spot presents itself, I'll likely choose that, but sometimes a motel is what's needed.

    This looks like a...
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    I'm a definite go for this trip and I'd like to...

    I'm a definite go for this trip and I'd like to get in on the shuttle. I'm planning to stay at the B&B the night before we shuttle. Will they have room for all of us(with bikes) in the van? Five of...
  13. Wow, what a haul! Nice! Sounds like your...

    Wow, what a haul! Nice!

    Sounds like your priorities are right where they ought to be, too. :thumbup1:


    Jerry
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    Thanks for checking on that, Neutron. I'm looking...

    Thanks for checking on that, Neutron. I'm looking forward to this trip.
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    Just for reference, I'm using down top and...

    Just for reference, I'm using down top and underquilts, good for 20*F. The upper pack is an 85L and my pack is the orange one:

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7181/6932541011_5f10567f8a.jpg
    Mine is...
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    That looks great smars. I think you'll find it to...

    That looks great smars. I think you'll find it to be very warm and comfortable.

    I camped in mine last night with a low temp of 20F.


    Jerry
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    The Lococo House looks very nice and it's within...

    The Lococo House looks very nice and it's within 10 miles of the east end of the trail. Did you ask, if we used their shuttle service to get to the west end, could we park our vehicles at their...
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    I have seen some hammocks made with Momentum90...

    I have seen some hammocks made with Momentum90 that didn't fail. You could try Momentum50.


    I would worry that sewing through the bed fabric to add reinforcement would cause the failure you are...
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    Probably where your keys or pocketknife pokes a...

    Probably where your keys or pocketknife pokes a hole. :laugh:

    Empty those pockets beforehand and you shouldn't have a problem.


    Jerry
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    Yea! :thumbup: Public forums should be for...

    Yea! :thumbup: Public forums should be for sharing, not for soliciting help for your own profit.

    To the OP - The best way to find out what works is to build a bridge or two and try them. It's...
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    It's always good to see new gear. Will you be...

    It's always good to see new gear. Will you be showing these at Trail Days this May???


    I hear you. I use the kitchen floor. Ouch!
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    I think the netting would be at the green line,...

    I think the netting would be at the green line, while the tarp would be up at the red line.
  23. Thread: duck feathers?

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    I agree with gargoyle. Feathers will never be a...

    I agree with gargoyle. Feathers will never be a good alternative to down. And they're pokey.


    Jerry
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    Good for you thinking of something new, but I...

    Good for you thinking of something new, but I think your first two "cons" sums up why I wouldn't bother trying it.

    More often than not, the hammock suspension and tarp lines are at very different...
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    I think that's a pretty average touring pace. As...

    I think that's a pretty average touring pace. As far as I'm concerned, if we're not racing(I don't), why rush it. An easy pace with plenty of stops for sightseeing is how I like to tour.

    At 12 mph...
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    Welcome! I'm just to your south in Galesburg. ...

    Welcome! I'm just to your south in Galesburg.


    Jerry
  27. Thread: Spectra

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    TZBrown made some DIY Ursacks...

    TZBrown made some DIY Ursacks using airbag material from the auto scrapyard. Some of the airbags use the same fabric as the Ursack. Sometimes the deployed airbags are even free. Check the link for...
  28. FWIW - All of my bridge hammocks have had the...

    FWIW - All of my bridge hammocks have had the same triangle size on both ends and I find it most comfortable to have the foot end a bit lower. Just the opposite of a gathered end hammock.


    Jerry
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    With quality 800 to 900 fill power down, you...

    With quality 800 to 900 fill power down, you won't get poked. If you're getting poked, it's because there are feathers with quills, and that's not quality down.


    Nope. Down is lighter and more...
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    It's one thing to go around the pillar between...

    It's one thing to go around the pillar between front and rear doors, but something entirely different to just slip this device in between the door and pillar.

    Unless it is placed near a hinge or...
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    Count me as a maybe, for now. I've been...

    Count me as a maybe, for now. I've been interested in the Katy Trail for several years and if i don't ride it earlier in the Spring, I may join in.


    Jerry


    Here's another route to put on your...
  32. Thread: Bikepacking

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    I'll be watching for that. I was planning to do...

    I'll be watching for that. I was planning to do the Katy Trail this Spring as a warmup for a portion of the Great Divide Route in June or July.


    Jerry
  33. Thread: Bikepacking

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    I appreciate the thought, but I've always tried...

    I appreciate the thought, but I've always tried to keep my DIY obsession a hobby rather than a business. There's a couple of great guys already making bikepacking bags.


    That's all of it. My...
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    I believe you are over-thinking the whoopies....

    I believe you are over-thinking the whoopies. Even using Dynaglide, the single portion is strong enough to support a huge load. If you're really worried, just follow GrayDog's suggestion above.

    ...
  35. Thread: Bikepacking

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    I'd be happy to participate, but I doubt we'd get...

    I'd be happy to participate, but I doubt we'd get a sub-forum here. There just hasn't been enough posts about the subject. Don't let that stop you from starting new threads on the subject, though(in...
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    This pack has been sold.

    This pack has been sold.
  37. I might have been a bit harsh, but I'm glad to...

    I might have been a bit harsh, but I'm glad to see you were actually doing your research. I think it was just the wording in your original post that caught me wrong.

    FWIW - running the webbing all...
  38. After reading your post, I'm a little surprised...

    After reading your post, I'm a little surprised you actually got an answer. Admitting you're too lazy to actually do the work isn't going to win you too many friends(here, or in life).

    I apologize...
  39. When I made my bridge, I did something similar to...

    When I made my bridge, I did something similar to your idea - I added a 3" wide piece of nylon, rolled into the sides hems. I then sewed the underquilt to that. It worked out extremely well and is my...
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    New price! I'll take $90 shipped to your door.

    New price! I'll take $90 shipped to your door.
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    SOLD: Osprey Exos 34 Backpack

    Osprey Exos 34 backpack, size large, grey/orange, 35 ounces.

    This pack is in excellent condition. It has no holes or abrasions. It is coming from a non-smoking, pet-free home.

    $100 shipped to...
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    At first I thought 'that's an interesting...

    At first I thought 'that's an interesting hammock, flatter than a bridge'. After looking at it a while, it's actually more like a cot without legs. It just happens to be suspended from above.

    I...
  43. Thread: Marking Ripstop

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    Try laying it out on a hard floor. Tape all the...

    Try laying it out on a hard floor. Tape all the way across, sticking the tape to the floor on each side. The tape will grip to the silnylon enough to allow cutting without slip. Then slide your...
  44. Thread: Marking Ripstop

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    If you are marking straight lines, consider using...

    If you are marking straight lines, consider using blue masking tape or Scotch Tape. It holds the fabric kind of rigid and makes it easier to cut and keeps it from stretching when you sew it.

    ...
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    I don't have direct experience with Primaloft,...

    I don't have direct experience with Primaloft, but Climashield works great for quilts.

    One thing to note, it's recommended that Primaloft be quilted every ~6" to keep it in place and intact...
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    I've got one that is in excellent condition. I'm...

    I've got one that is in excellent condition. I'm not sure what you consider a deal, but I'll take $55 shipped.


    Jerry
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    Me too! Beautiful day on my Fargo...

    Me too! Beautiful day on my Fargo. Might be the last 60 degree day of the year. I wouldn't be caught dead shopping today!


    Jerry
  48. Here is a link to that thread...

    Here is a link to that thread.

    It a bridge for me.


    Jerry
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    Okay, I just wondered if the Pugsley would be on...

    Okay, I just wondered if the Pugsley would be on site. I'm almost finished with a set of frame bags for my Fargo, and this would have made a good first-run, but it looks like I won't have them done...
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    I'm still a maybe at this point. I've got a...

    I'm still a maybe at this point. I've got a couple of things conspiring against me, but there's still a chance that I'll make it up there on Friday.

    Mojoe - will you be bikepacking or backpacking?...
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