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  1. I just put 10 lbs of vacuum sealed pulled pork in...

    I just put 10 lbs of vacuum sealed pulled pork in the freezer. Did my first overnight cook.
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    The hennessy hex is a great tarp, will work in...

    The hennessy hex is a great tarp, will work in the wind ok if you can place it right. If you can afford it (and the shorter ridgeline looks like it will work in your setup since you list an ENO DN...
  3. Fired up the smoker for some tenderloin...

    Fired up the smoker for some tenderloin tonight...looking forward to some butts!

    http://jkindy.zenfolio.com/img/s12/v184/p1105561729-5.jpg
  4. That is my plan as well.

    That is my plan as well.
  5. Definitely! I was just looking at those a...

    Definitely!



    I was just looking at those a couple of days ago. Not sure I would go with that one but it looks pretty nice.

    Hotlips, I am so happy for you guys - glad to hear that you...
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    Yes, the bridges could be a bit of a problem. ...

    Yes, the bridges could be a bit of a problem. Last year I made several trips to and from the campsite. Here is the first trip up: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/471630380

    This hang was a...
  7. Ok, finally think I've figured out this weekend. ...

    Ok, finally think I've figured out this weekend. I'll be dropping by with the boys for a while around lunchtime. Is there anything else needed? Could bring dessert for lunch...
  8. Working on UQ right now so I'll go with a top...

    Working on UQ right now so I'll go with a top quilt. 3 season, as much as I can go with 12 oz of down. If I win, I would gladly pay for an extra 4-8oz of down. 52x84 with a mitten-clip and shock...
  9. Must have pictures! (or a video) Still not...

    Must have pictures! (or a video)

    Still not sure about our plans - very unlikely I will be able to spend the night there, but may get out on Saturday.
  10. I have some 5.0 on the way from RBTR and am...

    I have some 5.0 on the way from RBTR and am planning on doing something like this, but with a differential cut on the outside layer:...
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    Yeah, I forgot the smiley. That was supposed to...

    Yeah, I forgot the smiley. That was supposed to be tongue-in-cheek. Still not sure if I'll be able to make it.
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    With my Fronkey style bugnet I have found that...

    With my Fronkey style bugnet I have found that the UQ and TQ (sleeping bag) I leave in the hammock easily fill the gaps - so I don't think that is something to worry over. It is easier to get in and...
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    I have used the side tie outs on the noah 12 with...

    I have used the side tie outs on the noah 12 with a hiking pole to the ground, but not with an over-the-tarp pole. This was the first time I set up the tarp - have gotten better at it since then. ...
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    So is this one hang or two?

    So is this one hang or two?
  15. Thread: Choosing a tarp

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    Yes, it should work. I've never used one of...

    Yes, it should work.

    I've never used one of the blue poly tarps but I've seen them at a few hangs. They work but aren't the lightest or most elegant solution. There are many, many options out...
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    SOLD: Funds received, shipped. Item is SOLD.

    Funds received, shipped. Item is SOLD.
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    SOLD: Sold pending funds

    Sold pending funds
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    SOLD: Hennessy Expedition Bottom Entry w/asym tarp

    This is a standard Hennessy Expedition Asym Classic bottom entry hammock in good condition. The previous owner slept with his dog in the hammock which caused a tear in the netting (fixed by me,...
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    I agree with the vast majority of this post. ...

    I agree with the vast majority of this post. Dutch ships quickly and should have most of the items you need. I would also think about the vented sock - that will allow you to extend the temperature...
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    Been thinking about doing a vented sock myself....

    Been thinking about doing a vented sock myself. Have the noseeum already, just need the fabric. What is the width of the fabric before sewing? Did you just sew 60" fabric into a tube?
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    This sounds like an awesome adventure. I do not...

    This sounds like an awesome adventure. I do not know if I will be able to do it or not but I will be trying to find ways...
  22. If you haven't already, please start a new...

    If you haven't already, please start a new thread, there is too much to discuss in a thread hijacking.
  23. Phantom - I've started using that diamond knot...

    Phantom - I've started using that diamond knot with loop in my suspension (from the fall Yates hang) - love it!
  24. I think that is an awesome idea!

    I think that is an awesome idea!
  25. Maybe, hopefully, I will have a kayak for this...

    Maybe, hopefully, I will have a kayak for this hang. Anyone else planning on paddling?
  26. ^ That. Hopefully I will be able to make both...

    ^ That.

    Hopefully I will be able to make both Yates and Smoked Butt.
  27. This sounds like a great place to use adutchable...

    This sounds like a great place to use adutchable clips and/or cinch buckles.
  28. Since you specified hammocks, here goes: I would...

    Since you specified hammocks, here goes: I would make a gathered end hammock setup for my wife - with integrated privacy screen (think like the freezer flaps, it would slide along the ridgeline)...
  29. Thread: Staying warm

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    What Shug said. Cheap and get you to freezing...

    What Shug said.

    Cheap and get you to freezing or so? Pads work. Not for everyone though. Underquilts work too but not as cheap. I made a simple one with about three yards of clearance fabric and...
  30. We certainly hope to be able to be there. I'll...

    We certainly hope to be able to be there. I'll bring some smoked pork goodness if we do come (and I now have a vacuum sealer so it won't dry out reheating it this year). Should have a good idea of...
  31. Hopefully (one or more of) the boys and I can...

    Hopefully (one or more of) the boys and I can make it to this hang. Not sure about schedule at this point as my oldest just crossed over to boy scouts which makes for even more events to plan around.
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    It is 10'4"x6'4" if I did my calculations...

    It is 10'4"x6'4" if I did my calculations correctly. That is about the size of the eno profly, which I do have experience with. It kept my son's hammock dry in a moderate rain.I would worry about...
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    I'll test them for free!

    I'll test them for free!
  34. I don't think either weekend is better or worse...

    I don't think either weekend is better or worse for us, as of right now anyway.
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    That. Is. Awesome. How thick was the ice?

    That. Is. Awesome.

    How thick was the ice?
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    I have the guardian and a diy fronkey style made...

    I have the guardian and a diy fronkey style made with noseeum from rbtr. The fronkey is much easier to use. I was wondering why I was sweltering in the guardian in the summer - will have to see if...
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    I understand that. This plus the double hook...

    I understand that. This plus the double hook from dutch means 2 trees, 2 stands, and I can have my entire family in hammocks - and that would be only for car camping so weight wouldn't be much of a...
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    That looks like a great design!

    That looks like a great design!
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    I think I have a way of reducing the chance that...

    I think I have a way of reducing the chance that the double hook will allow the amsteel to be pulled through the larger hole. Wrap the tail under the main suspension line so it will be compressed...
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    I have also found it to be harder to remove the...

    I have also found it to be harder to remove the speed hook from the continuous loop than the double hook - need to find a speader bar now. Love the option for hanging double. The double hook does...
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    Hancock has a 50% off as well -...

    Hancock has a 50% off as well - https://hancockfabrics.com/coupons/coupons.html
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    Punch some drainage holes in the bottom!

    Punch some drainage holes in the bottom!
  43. Thread: ENO

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    I love my eno housefly tarp. The guardian bugnet...

    I love my eno housefly tarp. The guardian bugnet I have is good too, but I like my diy fronkey bugnet better
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    It fits just fine. I have not hung from it but...

    It fits just fine. I have not hung from it but just pulling on it with my hands it did not slip. Still not sure that I would use that for sleeping though, unless the trees were really close to the...
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    I have the REI Climb spec (tubular) webbing and...

    I have the REI Climb spec (tubular) webbing and some 1500lb poly from Dutch. The tubular stretches noticeably more than the poly. I have not tried it in the cinch buckles because it is a lot...
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    Those ideas both sound good!

    Those ideas both sound good!
  47. Thread: Sorry

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    Ditto Gqgeek81!

    Ditto Gqgeek81!
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    I looked through the thread but didn't see any...

    I looked through the thread but didn't see any weight rating (or on the site). Do you have a max weight rating for these?

    Thanks!
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    You had me scared for a moment there.

    You had me scared for a moment there.
  50. We are going to have to drop out of this due to...

    We are going to have to drop out of this due to plans that weekend changing. Wish we could go.
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