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    Slo -A long time ago when I was about 12, a...

    Slo -A long time ago when I was about 12, a neighbor and I spent the night in a detached garage in our neighborhood. It was the proverbial dark and stormy night and when screech owl started calling...
  2. TZ - Thanks for the reference to the RIBZ. I'd...

    TZ -
    Thanks for the reference to the RIBZ. I'd never heard of this pack and Goggled the term after reading in in your response. I checked out the site on line and ordered one today. I think it...
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    Welcome from Baton Rouge.

    Welcome from Baton Rouge.
  4. I've always been glad there were no witneses to...

    I've always been glad there were no witneses to my efforts to use a pad, Downmat, and sleeping bag at the same time. It was a powerful argument for underquilts.
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    As my wife told me one time after I expressed an...

    As my wife told me one time after I expressed an analogous thought, "Mom may not be as slow and senile as you think and she may still be pretty good with a knifeÖ". Tread lightly through the mine...
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    I'm not sure I know how to get my ridge line...

    I'm not sure I know how to get my ridge line tight enough to support something like a Glock Model 20 or a large caliber Ruger revolver.
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    I like my Speer hammock; while it is very...

    I like my Speer hammock; while it is very functional, itís pretty bare bones and has no pocket, hence the discussion. Of course, part of all this is grounded in the idea of immediate need and I...
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    I see the utility of the MIC holster for...

    I see the utility of the MIC holster for concealed carry and understand how it could be used with a hammock. I think Iíve seen these before and really like the idea (thanks for bringing them to...
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    I recently found the website for Wilderness...

    I recently found the website for Wilderness Tactical Products, LLC, which sells the SafePacker Concealment Holster. The product is a multiple carry method rectangular pouch with Velcro closures. ...
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    I have good results with Sawyer Permethrin...

    I have good results with Sawyer Permethrin aerosol.
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    Things have changed

    Sorry to hear about your lose Red, it doesnít bode well for any of us. Back when I was a kid, right after the Earthís crust cooled, people would go off and leave fishing gear, lanterns, and lots of...
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    I posted a while back that I intended to design...

    I posted a while back that I intended to design and build a device for holding and maintaining a handgun in place at the head of my Speer hammock. But after thinking about it, I came back to an idea...
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    While keeping in mind that it isnít always the...

    While keeping in mind that it isnít always the wind that is causing that noise in the woods, I recommend Jim Corbettís book Man Eaters of Kuamon about the authors hunt for man eating tigers in...
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    Lake Mineral Wells State Park, west of the...

    Lake Mineral Wells State Park, west of the metroplex, is a nice area. It has been several years since I was last there, but at the time it was very enjoyable. A rock climbing area is available. ...
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    Iíve had a trip to the Beartooths laid out and on...

    Iíve had a trip to the Beartooths laid out and on hold for several years now. My original though was to find the most remote area in the Continental U.S. and make that my destination. But like so...
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    A welcome from Louisiana is appropriate given...

    A welcome from Louisiana is appropriate given that we are celebrating the State's 200th birthday as well as considering Franceís contribution to the local culture.
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    The safety of any tie off point must be...

    The safety of any tie off point must be considered be it tree or rock. Yes, it would suck to pull a boulder over on you when you lay down in the hammock. It would suck for a tree limb to drop off...
  18. The immersion method

    Does anyone have an ex they tried the immersion method on? ďHey, you brought itÖyou carry itĒ. The method was documented as working once on the Oregon Trail back in the 1800ís. Iíve never tried it...
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    After thinking about it for a while, you have the...

    After thinking about it for a while, you have the most versatile answer. In theory, a rock on the end of the line could be used as a nut, or the line could be run around the boulder. I suppose...
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    Okay, thanks for the help.

    Okay, thanks for the help.
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    You shouldn't have much problem rigging for...

    You shouldn't have much problem rigging for panfish. A long stick with a piece of line, a hook, and a grasshopper may do the trick.

    Still, to some degree, it reminds me of a post college...
  22. Arson, I'm glad you and your buddy made it. ...

    Arson,

    I'm glad you and your buddy made it. As one person said, your training kicked in and both of you survived. That wasn't a given. While the event happened, you were mentally prepared and...
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    Do you have any idea about what size cams or nuts...

    Do you have any idea about what size cams or nuts would be appropriate? I know you canít plan for all contingencies, but can assumptions be made as to which size (s) to take? Hiking down to the...
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    Will you be close to fresh, brackish or...

    Will you be close to fresh, brackish or saltwater? If you fish brackish water, you have a chance of redfish or some freshwater species. Saltwater can yield speckled trout as well as reds, and...
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    Hanging above timberline

    Okay, first the disclaimer: this topic may have been covered and I just couldn’t find it. But going forward anyway –

    If you were planning a trip along a trail, such as the Colorado Trail, that...
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    For a while now, Iíve thought it would make for...

    For a while now, Iíve thought it would make for an interesting trip to hang in the Atchafalaya Basin, probably north of I-10. I think Iíd like to try it on a piece of land with enough area to stand...
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    Louisiana Spring Hang

    This may be a double post; if so my apolligies.

    As for a location, I figure the Kisatchie area is a natural choice. For me, earlier is better.
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    Once, right after the earthís crust cooled...

    Once, right after the earthís crust cooled sufficiently to do so, I was camped with an Outward Bound group on the shore of the East Fork of the Gila River. Sometime during the wee hours of the...
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    I've resisted the temptation of hanging a weapon...

    I've resisted the temptation of hanging a weapon from the ridge line because I suspected something like a GP-100 or Redhawk would be too heavy (too much sag). Iím in the process of designing a peak...
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    Thanks, I'll look into it. I though of making a...

    Thanks, I'll look into it. I though of making a basic rectangular pouch and putting a support bar across it to hang holster on. The ones I use slip of the belt rather than having the belt slipped...
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    I like the idea of using Velcro to attach a...

    I like the idea of using Velcro to attach a pocket to hold a light and handgun (maybe a rear pocket for a Kindle or other book reader). My only concern with using Velcro would be whether or not it...
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