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    I just rigged Dutch's polyD 10 ft and it's the...

    I just rigged Dutch's polyD 10 ft and it's the bomb for 30 bucks. Still taking the Superfly as I waited too long to order a ZPacks CF. We're thru hiking the GSMNP this coming week. I'm reluctantly...
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    Thanks for the topic. We're thru hiking the GSMNP...

    Thanks for the topic. We're thru hiking the GSMNP this coming week. I'm reluctantly leaving my bridge and full QU behind to save weight for a sleeping pad in case the shelters are not full. Will...
  3. Josh makes 6 oz replacement...

    Josh <josh@rutalocura.com> makes 6 oz replacement poles for the RR. He has an option of no small bar extension at the head, which I opted for (just two head pieces vs the WW supplied 3). If you order...
  4. I agree with JackJ. We've used Kevlar in...

    I agree with JackJ. We've used Kevlar in windsurfing sails for years. The Kevlar held up better to UV than I did :-)
  5. pls try to pm again. i might have inadvertently...

    pls try to pm again. i might have inadvertently deleted
  6. Has anyone had breakage with single strand...

    Has anyone had breakage with single strand amsteel using this setup? I tried this set up on my WB Bridge last weekend and the amsteel broke on the foot end. I'm 200 lbs the span from the joining ends...
  7. OK, just completed the WBB conversion from full...

    OK, just completed the WBB conversion from full WBB strap suspension to the Dutch bridge speed hooks (plus 8ft amstel lead and 5 foot dutch tree huggers). This conversion shaved 3.2 ounces off of the...
  8. OK, Dutch goes with a 7 ft lead in his gathered...

    OK, Dutch goes with a 7 ft lead in his gathered end speed hook end video, so I'm going with 10 to com for the WBB vs gathered end difference.
  9. Just received Bridge Speed Hook sets for our...

    Just received Bridge Speed Hook sets for our WBBs. Now the rigging begins. What is the consensus on amstele length (5ft t.huggers) for mostly AT trips? I'm thinking 10-12 ft? Any thoughts WB...
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    Superfly Extremes

    Here is the LVG video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_videoeditor&v=On-a_Vd5NLo
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    Another tribute to the Superfly.Quinn had 3 days...

    Another tribute to the Superfly.Quinn had 3 days off of his Philmont Scout Ranch Ranger Job this summer. I met him and we drove to Taos New Mexico for a little R&R and a hike of Mt. Wheeler. During...
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    Received mine but haven't rigged it yet. Great...

    Received mine but haven't rigged it yet.
    Great workmanship and price.
    This is part of slowly replacing and lightening up my WB Bridge.
    I also plan to replace the bridge pole hardware with...
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    Thanks OutandBack. I have no knowledge of the...

    Thanks OutandBack. I have no knowledge of the rigor of various tree species but would like to know to teach our scouts, hanging colleagues, and to practice LNT. Any other input would lend well to...
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    Concerning the Carbon poles. I would just purchas...

    Concerning the Carbon poles. I would just purchas the foot pole as the head poles fail. I just sent this email to Josh [mailto:josh@rutalocura.com]

    Hi Josh, I really enjoyed using your poles on...
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    I've been thinking about a skirt to clip on the...

    I've been thinking about a skirt to clip on the WB Superfly for just this reason. A simple temporary mode for use with car camping, summer camp, and perhaps extra protection in -0 weather.
    My...
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    Well done Mountain Man!

    Well done Mountain Man!
  17. Used the Pichardpak 1.5 as a ridge line with...

    Used the Pichardpak 1.5 as a ridge line with Dutches Wasp on my Superfly this past week. The combo worked well. We were camping at Lake Williams prior to a Mt. Wheeler (NM) assent. We had high winds...
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    This wasn't my intent. I was just hoping someone...

    This wasn't my intent. I was just hoping someone would offer Ti bridge spreader bars at a decent price.

    I suppose heavier spreader bars could support a gathered end on each side. Getting in and...
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    Retroing the WBBB with your ends. Nice...

    Retroing the WBBB with your ends. Nice craftsmanship!
    How about pulling together Ti spreader bars? Ti Joe has the material but bulk buying is probably needed to get the price down.
  20. Thread: Taos in October?

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    My Son and I are heading up to Wheeler Peak and...

    My Son and I are heading up to Wheeler Peak and camping at Williams Lake. Any suggestions for hanging sites?
  21. Being in PA you might consider a full length UQ...

    Being in PA you might consider a full length UQ vs the 3/4
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    We have this knife from Sailrite and use if often...

    We have this knife from Sailrite and use if often on our boat canvas work (usually Sunbrella) as well as lighter backpacking applications. It's expensive, but keep your eye out and Sailrite runs...
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    Vs Zpacks at 8.5 ounces

    Vs Zpacks at 8.5 ounces
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    Superfly weight @ 19 oz vs HCQ @ 14.95 oz....

    Superfly weight @ 19 oz vs HCQ @ 14.95 oz. Impressive.
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    we did a 3 way with bamboo as the center, of...

    we did a 3 way with bamboo as the center, of which I don't have a pic but it was the same pole as this pic but the sand stakes were x 6 with two to counter each hammock. This was over sand so failure...
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    As this is a reoccurring issue you might request...

    As this is a reoccurring issue you might request that Brandon add a reinforcement to each of your tie-outs with the nice dynema that he has in stock. We have 3 hammocks, 3 tarps (2 SFs) and an UQ...
  27. We missed you by a week. Did the Woody Gap site,...

    We missed you by a week. Did the Woody Gap site, Quinn built the fire ring you probably saw there. We called it the hobo camp. Keep an eye out for CAT (58 yo Asian/American wearing Keds and using a...
  28. has anyone had luck with splicing the 1.1 from...

    has anyone had luck with splicing the 1.1 from Prichard workshop? I'm good with Zingit but this stuff is very difficult to splice.
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    has anyone considered the sea-to-summit utility...

    has anyone considered the sea-to-summit utility straps (not buckles)
    20mm 1m >150kg
    http://www.seatosummit.com.au/products/outdoor/tie-accessory-straps/
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    Keeping your gear dry is not a problem. The pack...

    Keeping your gear dry is not a problem. The pack hangs from either end of the hammock and loose gear from the ridge line. Most hammocks have pockets. My hammock of choice the WBBR has saddle bags on...
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    Remember to seam seal your pull-outs!

    Remember to seam seal your pull-outs!
  32. Amazing job on the pack! Could you tell me...

    Amazing job on the pack!
    Could you tell me where you sourced the webbing for the side and back pockets?
    I'm rebuilding a vargo ti arc pack with the side and back pockets.
    I'm also thinking...
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    When it's real bad out I use my golite poncho as...

    When it's real bad out I use my golite poncho as a spray skirt or a wind break over the windward end of the tarp. I wouldn't consider a floor due to the weight while backpacking but it might be...
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    Last week we went through 20 hours of rain on the...

    Last week we went through 20 hours of rain on the AT in Georgia. Not a problem in the superfly. Lots of ground dwellers ended up in the shelters due to tent failures.
  35. Thread: Philmont

    by hodad
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    We just did the Springer to DicksGap section of...

    We just did the Springer to DicksGap section of the AT and saw some Tarptent failures in 20 hours of rain. One of them was Quinn's. He was also sliding all over the place. Be sure to seam seal inside...
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    We've been hoping for a scout oriented hang with...

    We've been hoping for a scout oriented hang with significant backpacking involved. My son is a two palm eagle and a ranger at Philmont and I'm an old scout master. Quinn will be back from New Mexico...
  37. Thread: Philmont

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    Quinn is Grounded at Philmont This Summer

    Quinn received his contract for Philmont this summer. He'll be a ranger, orienting and guiding trecks. He just received his Tarptent Contrail to use http://www.tarptent.com/contrail.html. We're in...
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    We're doing Three Ridges this coming post...

    We're doing Three Ridges this coming post Thanksgiving weekend and this post is extremely helpful.
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    it's now 3:40 and we are about 20 minutes out....

    it's now 3:40 and we are about 20 minutes out. It's raining but the radar is looking like it's clearing in a few. If it's not raining it's not camping :-)
  40. Thread: Philmont

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    The Golite Shangri‑la 3 Tent worked very well for...

    The Golite Shangri‑la 3 Tent worked very well for Quinn and his buddy at Philmont.
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    Quinn at Philmont

    If everything goes ok Quinn will be a ranger at Philmont this coming summer (but he will not be hanging). He had to go to ground and temporarily trade his hammock for a Golyte 3 during his 2011 trek....
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    bamboo application

    Here's a bamboo application

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/8/0/5/2/bamboo_island_hanging_img_20120923_081134_thumb.jpg
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    we'll be up from Wilmington Friday evening....

    we'll be up from Wilmington Friday evening....
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    The initial theme was "how to keep ground...

    The initial theme was "how to keep ground dwellers out of our tarp"
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    SuperFlys In Action at the Linville Gorge

    Our worse downpour under the SuperFlys

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On-a_Vd5NLo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On-a_Vd5NLo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On-a_Vd5NLo
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    They bought the down and a few materials. It was...

    They bought the down and a few materials. It was a fun build and an opportunity to use different materials.
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    Scout UnderQuilts x 4. Notice the scout green and...

    Scout UnderQuilts x 4. Notice the scout green and red bling

    Here are the pics. 1.1 sil bottom, Argon top (from Dutch), Tulle Baffles, 900 fill x 10oz
    ...
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    Underquilt project for 4 lucky scouts

    Scout UnderQuilts x 4. Notice the scout green and red bling

    Here are the pics. 1.1 sil bottom, Argon top (from Dutch), Tulle Baffles, 900 fill x 10oz
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  49. Thread: ARGON Fabric

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    Scout UnderQuilts x 4. Notice the scout green and...

    Scout UnderQuilts x 4. Notice the scout green and red bling

    Here are the pics. 1.1 sil bottom, Argon top (from Dutch), Tulle Baffles, 900 fill x 10oz
    ...
  50. Thread: ARGON Fabric

    by hodad
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    Argon from Dutch

    Happy to say we've completed 4 UQs with this fabric and 900 fill without issues.
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