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  1. There should be points for symmetry and hang...

    There should be points for symmetry and hang angle accuracy. Maybe style points for best camouflaged hang or best application of prints and colors. I could see giving bonus points for the most remote...
  2. Never made it to Big Bend. That's always been on...

    Never made it to Big Bend. That's always been on my wish list.

    If you head to Lincoln NF, make sure you take the road that runs from Alamagordo to Cloudcroft. On the way up the mountain, you go...
  3. Somehow I missed this thread when it you first...

    Somehow I missed this thread when it you first posted. Glad Dirtbag resurrected it.
    I lived in El Paso in the late 70's/early 80's and enjoyed many a memorable trip to GMNP not many years after it...
  4. As requested Ö...

    As requested Ö
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211118/8a8a810615d76f58af20acef62cffe9c.jpg
  5. I still have that knife by-the-way! It's almost...

    I still have that knife by-the-way! It's almost 50 years old!
  6. I'd love it if Santa would bring me some 1.9...

    I'd love it if Santa would bring me some 1.9 Kevlar straps. I haven't been able to find any for sale anywhere for well over a year (or even a source selling it by the foot so that I can make my own)....
  7. Thread: Storage

    by PopcornFool
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    Many cottage vendor quilts come with a large...

    Many cottage vendor quilts come with a large breathable bag to store your quilt in without compressing it. They typically have a draw cord at the top that can be cinched. I hang my quilts in their...
  8. I'm still mad at the timing of my illness. I...

    I'm still mad at the timing of my illness. I would have much preferred to be hanging in the cold than battling one.
    Someone post pictures so that I can live vicariously!
  9. Not feeling well. Caught a cold I think....

    Not feeling well. Caught a cold I think. Relatively mild, but all the symptoms are there.
    I'm going to have to miss the hang. I don't want to get any sicker and don't want to pass my bug to others....
  10. Plan and be prepared for colder weather. I have...

    Plan and be prepared for colder weather. I have discovered that the back country can be colder by 10* or more than the weather forecast on popular weather apps/sites for a particular area. The...
  11. Just my opinion, but I tend to agree with...

    Just my opinion, but I tend to agree with Countrybois.

    You don't mention whether you do a lot of backpacking. Many folks tend to buy a 3/4-length UQ to save weight in their pack. I'm a bit of a...
  12. I realize this is not directly a pocket vs...

    I realize this is not directly a pocket vs beastie d response, but I wonder if something like a tent pin and ring would work for you. Simply attach the split ring to the tie out points, then insert...
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    FS: I'll take it. PM coming.

    I'll take it. PM coming.
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    I'll take it (for one). PM coming.

    I'll take it (for one). PM coming.
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    That sounds great Jimbo! Would love to test them...

    That sounds great Jimbo! Would love to test them out side by side. Thanks. Iím hoping to be at NOVA hang early on Friday.
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    Thanks bunches! I am interested in stretch of...

    Thanks bunches! I am interested in stretch of course, but also curious about relative hand feel and "stickiness" as well. Actually anything that seems the same or different between the two fabrics. I...
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    I'm a relatively big guy (6'2" and 240-250 lbs)...

    I'm a relatively big guy (6'2" and 240-250 lbs) and find that my DIY 1.6 HyperD hammock has waaaay too much stretch for me. I've been researching recently and debating between 1.7 MTN and 1.8 AIRWAVE...
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    It's 11' by 62" according to Warbonnet website.

    It's 11' by 62" according to Warbonnet website.
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    Congratulations and welcome to the club! I just...

    Congratulations and welcome to the club! I just became a grandpa for the first time on Monday.
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    Temperature ratings are very subjective. Some...

    Temperature ratings are very subjective. Some folks sleep warmer than others.

    Check out this link:...
  21. Thread: XLC mods?

    by PopcornFool
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    I made my own using some leftover weed block...

    I made my own using some leftover weed block material I had in my shed and some grosgrain for the edges. The weed block is light and maintains its shape better than noseeum or nylon.
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    Some Home Depot locations sell round 4x4 posts....

    Some Home Depot locations sell round 4x4 posts. You'll have to check with your own local store(s)....
  23. Thread: XLC mods?

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    A biner. Of course! So simple. The best part...

    A biner. Of course! So simple.

    The best part of that video was the final three minutes! Have you ever put together a "Best of Shug" nothing-but-outtakes video? You probably have enough material...
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    Yep. Just opened last August looks like. ...

    Yep. Just opened last August looks like.

    http://nkccnews.com/community/2020/08/20/primitive-camping-now-available-at-lawrence-lewis-jr-park-in-charles-city/

    Only a year old.

    You piqued my...
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    Honestly, I was surprised to find any photos. The...

    Honestly, I was surprised to find any photos. The campsites are so new that there probably aren't a lot of folks who have used them yet. Although this is basically in my back yard, I wasn't even...
  26. Thread: XLC mods?

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    Ditto FLTurtle on the Eldorado. That's what I...

    Ditto FLTurtle on the Eldorado. That's what I have as well ... basically a shelfless XLC.

    Likes:
    - The hang is wonderful. I also elevate the foot end, significantly in my case (a foot or more...
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    First I've heard. It looks like they just...

    First I've heard. It looks like they just recently created these sites. Fantastic!
    I did a little digging and found a photos for

    Site #2:...
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    You betcha! Same thing. In Canada, a toque (aka...

    You betcha! Same thing. In Canada, a toque (aka tuque) is just another name for a beanie. But I think that traditionally "toque" is just a generic term. It's sort of a broad catch-all category that...
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    Yep. The OR down beanie is here :...

    Yep. The OR down beanie is here :
    https://www.outdoorresearch.com/us/transcendent-down-beanie-243485/

    You can buy it at a quite a few resellers including REI, Amazon, Campsaver, Zappos, etc.
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    My first tarp was also a Gold Armour with a...

    My first tarp was also a Gold Armour with a gazillion tie-outs. But I bought the rectangular one and not the hex version.
    ...
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    I just realized that you may not be as vertically...

    I just realized that you may not be as vertically rewarded as I am. (I'm 6'2"). If you happen to be under 5-1/2 feet tall and can get by with the Short/Slim version (66"x50"), you can shave another...
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    Using their website I was able to build a custom...

    Using their website I was able to build a custom Enlightened Equipment 50* Enigma that came to 9.1 oz. I selected Regular length, Slim width, (72"x50") and no draft collar. I selected 7D materials...
  33. Unfortunately, I had to cut short my...

    Unfortunately, I had to cut short my participation at last year's event. Hopefully, this year things will work out better. It's on my calendar.
  34. Thanks for the trip report. I've hiked the Seneca...

    Thanks for the trip report. I've hiked the Seneca Rocks area before, but it's been probably 10 years ago and not the specific area you were in. You've given me incentive to plan another trip there....
  35. Wow. Getting quite the jumpstart for calendar...

    Wow. Getting quite the jumpstart for calendar blocking. Great!
    I hope I can make this one. I'm planning a trip to hike the Rota Vincentina in Portugal about that same time. I might need to move...
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    Watt the heck are they thinking? I'm going to go...

    Watt the heck are they thinking? I'm going to go out on a wire here, but I'd say that's no way for hammockers to conduct themselves. I should know ... it hertz!! Those violators should be charged....
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    Good question. LOL Popcorn is popcorn. But I'll...

    Good question. LOL
    Popcorn is popcorn. But I'll bet there are some creative geniuses out there who have come up with a seasoning recipe or three to give popcorn a fiesta flair. I'll have to do some...
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    It's on my calendar. I'm looking forward to...

    It's on my calendar. I'm looking forward to coming out for the fun again!
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    If I am still breathing in my 80s I will be...

    If I am still breathing in my 80s I will be thrilled to pieces! But threads like this motivate me. I want to be the one posting about about celebrating my 80th (or 90th) with a backcountry...
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    Yes! Go! Do! Try! Fail! Enjoy! I've been hanging...

    Yes! Go! Do! Try! Fail! Enjoy! I've been hanging for years and pretty much have my preferences dialed in. But there's no lack of creativity freely shared here on the forums and at the group hangs. I...
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    I agree that attending a hammock hang is probably...

    I agree that attending a hammock hang is probably one of the best ways to get one-on-one advice, see all kinds of options, and meet a bunch of fun, experienced hangers. There are several hangs in PA...
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    These links might help ... Hammock Forums EVO...

    These links might help ...

    Hammock Forums EVO Loop Tutorial: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/154547-EVO-loop-tutorial
    Jeff Myers Hammock Suspension Carabiner Replacement:...
  43. Me too. Hammock inside the liner. There are few...

    Me too. Hammock inside the liner. There are few things worse than sleeping in a damp hammock. I make as much effort to keep it dry as I do my quilts.

    With one exception ... rarely, on...
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    No issues with safety or function. Of course,...

    No issues with safety or function. Of course, you'll need to leave your 'biners connected to your hammock all the time or disconnect and reconnect your ridgeline every time. One reason to connect...
  45. There appear to be several possible loops of...

    There appear to be several possible loops of about the length you are looking for in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness SP. The ones I see in All Trails are: Government Peak Loop, Cross and Little Carp...
  46. I use the same method Shug demos. Advantages: 1)...

    I use the same method Shug demos. Advantages: 1) the line is already attached so if the shock cord breaks, your tarp remains connected with no need to re-tie anything, 2) it prevents the shock cord...
  47. I'm sorry. Didn't realize that. Here's the full...

    I'm sorry. Didn't realize that. Here's the full link:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk-P-MVnMPk
  48. :lol: Nope. That's my whole post. I embedded the...

    :lol: Nope. That's my whole post. I embedded the link. Just click on the blue text. :lol:
  49. I've been wanting to try Kevlar straps as well...

    I've been wanting to try Kevlar straps as well and have been equally frustrated with them being out of stock.
  50. Here's the link to the video....

    Here's the link to the video.
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