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    I use the URSACK. I never have to worry about...

    I use the URSACK. I never have to worry about the size or make of the creature trying to get at my chow.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xWhZeR6o-s
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    Trip Report thread started HERE...

    Trip Report thread started HERE
    Share your tale!
  4. 5th Annual Oregon (Cascade Hangers) Yeti Hang 5-7 FEB 2016

    Ok.. Home and finally digested all of the political talk.. interesting conversation for a hammock hang.. but none the less.. a great hang!
    Initial thoughts and a video is on the way!
    Friday.
    Nice...
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    Got another 2 nights in.. Frog Lake Oregon.. Yeti...

    Got another 2 nights in.. Frog Lake Oregon.. Yeti Winter Hang this last weekend.
    Low 31 High 37
    12 hours of sleep in the XLC Friday night.. ahhhh... Glorious!
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    Great Hang.. perfect weather.. lots of snow.....

    Great Hang.. perfect weather.. lots of snow.. Trip report and video coming soon.
    7 of us made the hang.. had a great time!
    Missed the rest of you.
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    ahhhhhh.... darn life... on an unrelated note......

    ahhhhhh.... darn life...
    on an unrelated note...
    It snowed all day up there yesterday!!!
    Heading up tomorrow afternoon.
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    11 Months last year.. but every month since the...

    11 Months last year.. but every month since the challenge started.
    Got to take more pictures...
    Heading up for the Yeti hang in Oregon tomorrow!
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    I'm bringing my pulk.. there is still plenty of...

    I'm bringing my pulk.. there is still plenty of snow.. It will be to hard to carry in the dutch oven etc...
    Snow shoes are not a must.. snow was pretty packed on Sunday. I'll bring them just in...
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    Think we will stay relatively dry. forecast for...

    Think we will stay relatively dry. forecast for saturday is sun.
    Was up there this weekend.. weather was not bad at all...
    Wish it was colder.
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    OK.. so given the weather trend over the last...

    OK.. so given the weather trend over the last couple years...
    Thinking that we may have to change the name of our annual winter hang...
    Think we may have to consider renaming to the "Sweaty Yeti"...
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    1 Week till the hang! Here is the weekend...

    1 Week till the hang!
    Here is the weekend forecast.... Gonna be warm.
    Fri Feb 5
    Mostly Sunny with Isolated Showers
    54F/43F
    SSW 11 MPH
    Sat Feb 6
    Mostly Sunny
    59F/45F
    E 6 MPH
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    For what it's worth.. I use the Accurite cheapy...

    For what it's worth.. I use the Accurite cheapy from Wally World also. Nice little thermometer..
    I don't collect data or get to technical... I just like to know what the temp is... it tells me.
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    10 Days till the YETI HANG!! Don't forget your...

    10 Days till the YETI HANG!!

    Don't forget your Snow Park permit! They were ticketing up there 2 weeks ago!

    Pot Luck item and White Elephant gift too...

    See ya'll up there!
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    I was up there 2 weeks ago.. lots of snow but...

    I was up there 2 weeks ago.. lots of snow but raining..
    Currently raining up there... supposed to rain all week.
    We really need a cold snap.. Pray for dropping temps my friends!
    Current temp 42*...
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    You don't have to watch the whole video. but...

    You don't have to watch the whole video. but toward the beginning I show you how my stand works..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS57naw3oX4
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    123502 123503 123504 Great Weekend in the...

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    Great Weekend in the hammock at the NAACS event for the OA!
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    123501 We will be camping in the upper right...

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    We will be camping in the upper right area of the camp ground.
    Be prepared for anything. Weather can be funny up there.
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    You got it Ben... Grill space available! Soooo...

    You got it Ben... Grill space available!
    Soooo ready for the hang.. may even have my wife with me this year....she has her own Blackbird now and nice down goodies
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    :) OK. I'll give you my 2.5 cents First I have...

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    OK. I'll give you my 2.5 cents
    First I have the XLC and LOVE it.. came to it by way of the BlackBird and before that the Hennessy Expedition.
    1. Hang your foot area higher.
    2. Make sure you...
  21. Thread: XLC Calf Ridge

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    You must be real tall. I am 5'11 and get no calf...

    You must be real tall. I am 5'11 and get no calf ridge issues in my XLC.
    I would do as most have suggested.
    1. Raise the foot end
    2. Move your head to closer to the head end.
    3. Increase...
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    Not much else to add except to reinforce the TEST...

    Not much else to add except to reinforce the TEST TEST TEST idea. You need to get in your backyard or local park and see where your tolerances are.
    I, like many hangers here, are winter campers and...
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    A big thanks

    I just finished a conversation with a friend of mine.. we were talking about our hammock set ups. We do a lot of the same things with our set ups with tweeks here and there.
    As we got to talking we...
  24. I wear the Columbia Bugaboot...

    I wear the Columbia Bugaboot on our winter outings.
    Great Boot.. never have had cold feet. Been down to 3 degrees in them.
  25. Lots of great advice... I am an avid winter...

    Lots of great advice...
    I am an avid winter camper and do lots of it.
    We teach the Scouts that it is always easier to stay warm than to get warm.
    Loose clothing in layers.
    Gloves
    Hats
    Warm...
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    Slugbait is correct. There is no need to have a...

    Slugbait is correct. There is no need to have a Pulk sled.
    I like to bring one as I bring a lot more stuff on the hang than I normally do. Lots of it won't fit in my pack. It's nice to have to...
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    Pot Luck: Bring your favorite camp dish.. NO...

    Pot Luck:
    Bring your favorite camp dish.. NO Mountain House!
    Last year we had some good Dutch Oven cooking and plenty of good sharing food.
    Here what I propose for this years Pot Luck...
    Reply to...
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    I hope Shug doesn't mind that I am borrowing this...

    I hope Shug doesn't mind that I am borrowing this video to show you what the pulk is. He uses basically the same set up that most of us use.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffquSy7EYUA
    The big...
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    Thanks Kayt.. looking forward to seeing everyone...

    Thanks Kayt.. looking forward to seeing everyone again. The snow was awesome!!!
    Me thinks this is going to be an Epic Hang!
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    No Problem Rip and Matt... Going up there...

    No Problem Rip and Matt... Going up there yesterday was fun and it totally got me ready for the Hang!
    Did some work on the Pulk today... new Tracers..
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    Went to Coastal Farm and...
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    OK.. got up to the site today.. went on a little...

    OK.. got up to the site today.. went on a little "Ring in the New Year" Snow Shoe trek..
    NOT DISAPPOINTED.. LOTS OF SNOW!
    Conditions were fantastic. A little windy, but once in the trees it was...
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    There should be no force on the toggle. All of...

    There should be no force on the toggle. All of the pressure or downward force is on the knot. Pretty much anything can be used as a toggle.
    Just make sure that whatever you use you have a good...
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    That's what I'm talking about!!! WHOOO HOOOO!

    That's what I'm talking about!!! WHOOO HOOOO!
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    OK.. so let me add another observation and...

    OK.. so let me add another observation and question to the discussion...
    Up here in Oregon the "Camo Hammock" fad does not seem to be a big thing at our group hangs. In fact I have to really think...
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    Awesome! Going up on Friday to do a snow shoe...

    Awesome!
    Going up on Friday to do a snow shoe recon of the site. I don't anticipate that there are changes to the trees but want to make sure that our regular sites are looking good...
    Actually I...
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    Personally I do not like any of the Camo pattern...

    Personally I do not like any of the Camo pattern gear. 21 years of wearing it for Uncle Sam knocked the fun out of camo for me.
    I go with green, blends in enough.. and the Christmas lights on the...
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    Nice write up. I am a huge advocate of the back...

    Nice write up. I am a huge advocate of the back yard hammock lab. I have learned so much about my set up and I have made many tweaks to the set up based on the backyard lab testing.
    Someone else...
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    Come on up.. there is always someone bumping...

    Come on up.. there is always someone bumping around camp.. and yeah.. should be a nice snowshoe day hike.. bring lunch and make it a day!
    Hope to see ya up there.
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    Yep. I take the Slumberjack Camp Pillow. Pretty...

    Yep.
    I take the Slumberjack Camp Pillow. Pretty light, super comfy, and packs up small.
    http://www.slumberjack.com/p-571-slumberloft-camp-pillow.aspx
  40. Nothing real new to add to the discussion.....

    Nothing real new to add to the discussion.. but...
    2 options for me.
    1. I load up everything in my pack and hang it from one of the trees my hammock is attached to. Rain cover on, boots under...
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    Dutch Clips.. cause I had to buy then for my new...

    Dutch Clips.. cause I had to buy then for my new XLC..
    Wife has the old Dutch Clips on her WBBB!
    That and Fleas for the tarp.
    Oh Dutch.. you made us all addicts..
    We should start a support group.
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    OK.. so last year we had 20 hangers at the Yeti...

    OK.. so last year we had 20 hangers at the Yeti Hang. We had a Super time!
    I think with the snow have this year.. we should have more hangers come out.
    We should be able to beat last years...
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    Poll: What a fun time.. have a great feeling about his...

    What a fun time.. have a great feeling about his years hang.
    We had 20 hangers last year.. can we beat that this year?
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    +1 on the stick idea So much easier.. and...

    +1 on the stick idea
    So much easier.. and cheaper than anchors...
    Good news is that we have the snow to even talk about it.. Yippee!
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    The last 24 hours brought 24 new inches of the...

    The last 24 hours brought 24 new inches of the lovely white stuff to the Mountain!!! That gives us 153 inches of snow to date on the the Berg!
    THE YETI IS HAPPY!
    Time to tune up the pulk sleds and...
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    Poll: Kinda Creepy what is Rip doing with the Axe?...

    Kinda Creepy what is Rip doing with the Axe?
    Gonna be a great hang!
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    OR/SW WA > Cascade Hangers Annual Yeti Hang!

    OK the date is set. All you hangers in Oregon and Southwest Washington.. Mark your calendars!
    FEBRUARY 5-7th 2016
    Frog Lake Campground
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    What to Bring:
    White Elephant Gift.. not to exceed...
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    Poll: OK.. sorry folks.. I have been trying to juggle...

    OK.. sorry folks.. I have been trying to juggle my schedule and nothing seems to be working in my favor here. The only weekend I have nothing is FEB. 5-7.
    I know that is Super Bowl Weekend.. but...
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    Top quilt, head lamp on ridge line, Snow Peak...

    Top quilt, head lamp on ridge line, Snow Peak Lamp, phone, Fuel in a 5 hr Energy bottle if its cold. Maybe a light fleece.
    Backpack hung on tree
    Boots on a small tarp under hammock
    Pants go on my...
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    Thanks for taking us along.. nice video

    Thanks for taking us along.. nice video
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