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  1. Very cool! I was paddling Bell/Balsam the 2 days...

    Very cool! I was paddling Bell/Balsam the 2 days prior to that, we got out before the rains started on Monday. It was a hell of a nice weekend, but I ended up sick as heck with a lung infection....
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    Pretty exciting! Last year mrh_on...

    Pretty exciting! Last year mrh_on and I hiked out and back around the same time as you're going, we did a nice short trip to Cave Lake for the first night, took a day hike towards Topaz and stayed on...
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    I'm dying to try that loop. the timing isn't...

    I'm dying to try that loop. the timing isn't great for me (I'll be paddling Bell-David-Boundary from the 1st-3rd). I sort of have my eye on the Sept long weekend for that!

    Sent from my Nexus 7...
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    I do have an old DIY UQ that I made out of a...

    I do have an old DIY UQ that I made out of a youth sized sleeping bag, I might be better off layering the two UQ's and not worrying about the pad at all, actually.
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    Come to think of it that is actually a much...

    Come to think of it that is actually a much better plan. the quilt is a long/wide with a snap footbox, so I can open it up to use over the mummy bag. I think I'll post back with a report on how it...
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    Hey this sounds like a sound plan. I do hope to...

    Hey this sounds like a sound plan. I do hope to make it through the night without any real discomfort, and I'm lucky to be able to do a test hang 20 feet from my house. I'm just always looking for...
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    Do you guys think I'll be warm enough?

    Hey guys,

    I'm very very new to actual winter camping, and even more so with my hammock, but I thought I would run an idea by you all and see what you think.

    The plan is to spend a night out in...
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    SOLD: PM sent with payment info.

    PM sent with payment info.
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    SOLD: Sierra Trading Post $50 Gift Card

    I am at work and don't have it with me, but I'm pretty sure it expires in December 2017.
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    SOLD: OK, price drop to $35 US, and I pay postage! ...

    OK, price drop to $35 US, and I pay postage!

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Forum Fiend v1.3.1.
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    SOLD: Sierra Trading Post $50 Gift Card

    I won a gift card to Sierra Trading Post loaded with $50 USD, but since I live in Canada, shipping from them would be an extra $50. Asking $35 USD. Hopefully there are no rules against selling gift...
  12. WITHDRAWN: If you're still alright with shipping to Ontario...

    If you're still alright with shipping to Ontario I'll take the third YO hammock, I'll send a PM to work out shipping and payment.

    Edit: Payment sent.
  13. My wife bought me a new HG Burrow for Christmas,...

    My wife bought me a new HG Burrow for Christmas, but the 20* version probably won't take me to -17C :P
    One of these days I'll be geared up for a winter hang.
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    Hey no problem Chard, there will always be more...

    Hey no problem Chard, there will always be more opportunities. Get well!
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    I'd love to come out, since Killarney is only...

    I'd love to come out, since Killarney is only about an hour from Sudbury. Let me check the schedule (and beg permission from my wife).

    I don't have a boat though so I would probably need to hop in...
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    Well, this will be my first hang in the snow so I...

    Well, this will be my first hang in the snow so I can only give my own personal reasons for it.

    That being said, the anchor I use on the side of my shed is an eye bolt, which at the moment is...
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    Spent some time thinking about it this week......

    Spent some time thinking about it this week... decided that regardless of where I go, I'm going to have to dig a trench. So, I slapped on my snowshoes and dug one in the hang spot in my back yard....
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    Thanks for the tips guys! I'll be sure to hang...

    Thanks for the tips guys!

    I'll be sure to hang near enough to my car that I can bail if need be. Ideally I'd try it out in the back yard first, but there will be a few feet of snow there and...
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    Will I be okay to sleep out in this weather?

    Hi Everyone!

    I haven't had much chance to try sleeping out in the late winter yet, but I was hoping someone could give me some advice about whether my current set up will be sufficient?
    Temps are...
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    Ken! Big warm welcome from a Canadian hanger...

    Ken!

    Big warm welcome from a Canadian hanger up in Ontario. Congrats on leaving the safety of lurking to become a member :)
  21. Everyone is different I suppose, I'm a hefty 6'4"...

    Everyone is different I suppose, I'm a hefty 6'4" and 265 lbs and can lay reasonably flat in a normal WBBB, with no calf ridge. Considered upgrading to the XLC but the ridgeline on my Mamajamba would...
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    I do wish I had the gear but my 20* phoenix and...

    I do wish I had the gear but my 20* phoenix and 7C synthetic bag just won't make the cut for a winter hang. Still working up to it lol. Hope you all have a great time!!
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    Thanks! It will be awesome to lighten the load a...

    Thanks! It will be awesome to lighten the load a bit and free up some pack space :)
    Not to mention the comfort.
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    HG Phoenix is on it's way

    Just purchased a new HG Phoenix 20* from Dutch (mostly because he had it in stock AND shipping north of the border was cheaper through Dutch than hammockgear.com).

    Anyways, placed the order this...
  25. Oh boy... hot diggity dog you're right :P ...

    Oh boy... hot diggity dog you're right :P
    Thinking I should order up a nice winter UQ/TQ combo. And a Superfly. And a Svea stove. And.... oy.

    Have fun this weekend everyone! I'll be at my...
  26. Thread: Pillow

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    Re: Pillow

    Lots of great suggestions here. I grabbed one of these from MEC: http://www.mec.ca/product/5023-542/mec-backpacking-pillow/?h=10+50130+50049&f=10+50130+50665

    It works really well if left mostly...
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    I've also gone the route of using a sheet bend...

    I've also gone the route of using a sheet bend for tie outs on Tyvek and it worked wonders. Easy to pull apart if you need to but holds fast in strong wind. Definitely would recommend against...
  28. I won't lie, I'm very jealous of you guys. It's...

    I won't lie, I'm very jealous of you guys. It's just a bad weekend for me :(
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    Re: Awesome Hangs (Pic Thread)

    I can see why there is such a huge Finnish-Canadian population where I live (myself included). So much of the landscape would have made the first settlers in Northern Ontario feel like they were at...
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    Big 5 stars from me. Powerful words, imagery, and...

    Big 5 stars from me. Powerful words, imagery, and music. Extremely thought provoking.

    They say that each generation grows less and less adventurous, more and more sedentary. Kudos for bucking the...
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    Re: Not really a trip report but...

    You have no idea! I need to make more trips out there. Once I've got a boat of my own and can stop renting, I imagine I'll be out there paddling all summer long (if the wife gives me the green light...
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    Poll: Yeah still in the lower end of the 30-39 range......

    Yeah still in the lower end of the 30-39 range... Turned 31 this summer.
    Feel like I should be in the next bracket though.
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    Not really a trip report but...

    Was out in Killarney Provincial Park on the weekend for a paddle and an overnight hang with some friends, and somehow I managed to forget my sunglasses at our site on Grey Lake.

    So... I figured...
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    Bahaha!! Oh yes... the shoes. Oddly in my house...

    Bahaha!! Oh yes... the shoes. Oddly in my house though, it's art supplies. Married a high school art teacher. She can drop $200-300 in an art supply store in a heartbeat, and she has... I usually...
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    Welcome! I'll try to address your points as...

    Welcome!

    I'll try to address your points as best I can, but I'm no expert and there are other hangers in here who will be able to provide more insight, I'm sure.

    1. I'm a bigger guy as well,...
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    Sticky: Big welcome to our wacky community, and be sure...

    Big welcome to our wacky community, and be sure to let us know how the DIY turns out! I'm sure there are others like me who love to see pics and hear about the finished product :)
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    You bunch are hilarious. I've only been married...

    You bunch are hilarious. I've only been married since October of last year, but I learned very early to just keep my mouth shut about my purchases :P

    New Firebox Nano? If she asks, it was a gift...
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    Hmm... without insulation: 30.0 - WBBB 1.1 dbl...

    Hmm... without insulation:

    30.0 - WBBB 1.1 dbl with straps (with black diamond wiregate biners)
    14.8 - WB MJ Tarp (including mini s-biners and guylines)
    2.75 - 6x aluminum Y stakes

    = 47.55 oz...
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    Thanks for posting these Mule, beautiful photos....

    Thanks for posting these Mule, beautiful photos. I added you as a Flickr contact, hope you don't mind!
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    Welcome from Sudbury! Always good to see more...

    Welcome from Sudbury!
    Always good to see more Canadian faces popping up in the forums :)
  41. Thread: My First hammock

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    Welcome Bergur! I would agree about looking into...

    Welcome Bergur!
    I would agree about looking into the XLC. I am 6'4" and 260lbs and use the WBBB 1.1 dbl, but lately I've been noticing some shoulder squeeze and a bit of a calf ridge. I'm hoping...
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    Re: Web page not available?

    I've tried different browsers. Makes no difference. Different ISPs at home and work, tried from multiple PCs, phone (on Telus) and tablet, both through browser and Tapatalk app. The most recent time...
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    Re: Web page not available?

    These have been a recurring issue with the hosting of this site. I've grown accustomed to being unable to access it 3-4 days per week, but hopefully they are still looking into a resolution.
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    I do plan to head there in the not-too-distant...

    I do plan to head there in the not-too-distant future, thanks for the information! Also, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't jealous of that canoe. Is it a Shearwater?

    Edit: Dumb question, if there...
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    Only have one shot of Finnegan in the hammock and...

    Only have one shot of Finnegan in the hammock and it isn't great:

    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3699/9494019005_a7540547f4.jpg
    HrvVMqF-BAmf1s8E0d9GFk7lbTPiWmgpyYaafqi05pM by christof3, on Flickr...
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    Re: Love the civility of this site!!!

    Who are you callin' good-natured?! Oh them's fightin' words!!! Put em up!

    I kid. The forums are a friendlier place than my own home on most days.
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    Re: Hi from the Great White North!

    Another big welcome from Ontario :D
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    Poll: Looks like not many of us pack the way I do... I...

    Looks like not many of us pack the way I do... I think about what I want to have with me and bring it. Anything I won't use gets left at home (excluding emergency kits).

    I have a respectable pack...
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    Re: Greetings from Ontario

    Might as well keep the roll going, welcome from Sudbury :)
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    Scott, I don't know how else to say this, but...

    Scott, I don't know how else to say this, but you've just written out my life story (with a few very minor changes). Right from love of photography to a career in IT (going on 13 years here) and a...
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