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    When I canoe down the Wisconsin River every...

    When I canoe down the Wisconsin River every October the sandbar islands always have out of control undergrowth. I bring a cold steel kukrie and clear it all out. It grows back quickly.
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    I have bias strap anchors and Dutch sew in clips...

    I have bias strap anchors and Dutch sew in clips on 12' of black Dutch strap. Couldn't be happier.
  3. 6'3" I love it on my 11' Wilderness Logics Night...

    6'3" I love it on my 11' Wilderness Logics Night Owl. Any future hammock I get will have it.
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    I'll be down by you with my friend Settworthy 3rd...

    I'll be down by you with my friend Settworthy 3rd weekend in April for my first Garden of the gods trip. Welcome to the forums and your new addiction.
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    I'll bring this up to Settworthy and hopefully...

    I'll bring this up to Settworthy and hopefully we'll get out on Sat. The potential of Shug swinging by just adds to the mystique. I hope this all cones together.
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    I've always hiked with an umbrella. I've been...

    I've always hiked with an umbrella. I've been mocked by some friends but they were always wet while I was dry as a bone. I guess they just didn't get it.
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    Down quilts is my suggestion. You're kidding...

    Down quilts is my suggestion. You're kidding yourself if you argue otherwise. Until you're nestled in you won't understand. Yes you can do it other ways but just go all in. A down underquilt is my...
  8. Or you could take into account the years and...

    Or you could take into account the years and years to testing by members of this site to get to a standard tree strap thats acceptable and protects the trees as much as possible.
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    Before I did anything rash I watched all of Shugs...

    Before I did anything rash I watched all of Shugs videos at least twice. I ended up with a double layer Wilderness Logics Night Owl based on his review of the WL Snipe. I made my own fronkey style...
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    I've been down to 28 F with reflectix in the pad...

    I've been down to 28 F with reflectix in the pad pocket, a army surplus wool blanket and a North Face 20 F sleeping bag. After I got a WL tq and a Ahw uq I quit worrying about the cold.
  11. Thread: Bug nets

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    1 year ago on the Wisconsin River it was insane....

    1 year ago on the Wisconsin River it was insane. Never needed it before. River was very high and we lost a lot of sites we used the previous year. I leave for that same trip this Thursday I'll make...
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    I love my 3 season New River long. You won't be...

    I love my 3 season New River long. You won't be disappointed.
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    Just picked up one today. Decent little blanket....

    Just picked up one today. Decent little blanket. I'll definitely get another one or two ya know for back ups.
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    This still scares me as I'm very sensitive to...

    This still scares me as I'm very sensitive to chemical washes, detergents and softeners. I've broken out in hives from head to toe from name brand Bounce sheets. I did spray my diy fronkey net with...
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    I currently have 6' and 10' and once in Wisconsin...

    I currently have 6' and 10' and once in Wisconsin I had to attach them together as my only option was a huge maple. Since ordering my BIAS strap anchors and removing my whoopies for continuous loops...
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    Snaps. I like only having one or two snaps...

    Snaps. I like only having one or two snaps snapped together making a much smaller footbox that I can slip my feet out of easier as I am a very warm sleeper. At home in my bed I usually have my feet...
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    RIP in pieces.

    RIP in pieces.
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    I can vouch for the Wilderness Logics Night Owl,...

    I can vouch for the Wilderness Logics Night Owl, its 11' I'm 6'3 and it rocks.
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    6'3" and 275 here. I also recommend the...

    6'3" and 275 here. I also recommend the Wilderness Logics Night Owl. I did months of research and after watching Shug's YouTube review on the Snipe I knew I got it right the first time. I highly...
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    I'm in, thanks!

    I'm in, thanks!
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    This is great news and only about 20 minutes away...

    This is great news and only about 20 minutes away from me.
  22. Mine should be delivered tomorrow, can't wait to...

    Mine should be delivered tomorrow, can't wait to try them out.
  23. This was an issue some years ago on the...

    This was an issue some years ago on the backpacker magazine forums concerning the folding of tent rain flys. Several gear manufacturers recommended stuffing and not folding because you could weaken...
  24. I just ordered the b.i.a.s. strap anchors after...

    I just ordered the b.i.a.s. strap anchors after replacing my whoopies with continuous loops. I would have ordered Dutch's cinch bugs but they come with straps and then I'd have to get the sewn in...
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    My Wilderness Logics 12' Bullfrog has never let...

    My Wilderness Logics 12' Bullfrog has never let me down and is all the tarp ill ever need. Do what I did and buy it right the first time, ill never ever have to worry about my tarp no matter how foul...
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    I think ill drop you an email with a few...

    I think ill drop you an email with a few questions as well.
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    I use a mesh stuff sack. I can fit it in with my...

    I use a mesh stuff sack. I can fit it in with my hammock but its a tight fit. It also gives me something else to fiddle with.
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    Just think of the difference in length as ones a...

    Just think of the difference in length as ones a head end and ones a foot end.
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    guyot designs gription

    Looking for the guyot designs gription. It's a handle that screws onto any wide mouth nalgene type bottle.
    Hopefully one of you out there has one you dont use anymore.
  30. Ugh, they seem to be sold out.

    Ugh, they seem to be sold out.
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    Lets not kid each other on the main reason for a...

    Lets not kid each other on the main reason for a double layer, weight limits. Im around 270 and there was no way I was going to trust a weight rating of 200 with a single layer, or even 250. Having...
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    Unfortunately I can't make it, starting a new...

    Unfortunately I can't make it, starting a new job. The weather forecast doesn't look too good I hope it clears up for you.
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    Darn, starting a new job this week and won't be...

    Darn, starting a new job this week and won't be in the market for a few weeks. #3 looks great and I lay left coincidentally.
  34. You will not be disappointed at all. Wilderness...

    You will not be disappointed at all. Wilderness Logics is absolutely top of the line gear.
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    Having played in bands professionally for years...

    Having played in bands professionally for years and being in a number of "battle of the bands" competitions with the"prize" being an opening slot on some major tour more often than not the "winner"...
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    I went with the Night Owl because of Shug's...

    I went with the Night Owl because of Shug's review of the Snipe, its a double layer version. The knotty mod is essential to me so definitely consider it. I will, however, be ordering a Dutch hammock...
  37. Im using the plastic ones on my WL Bullfrog but...

    Im using the plastic ones on my WL Bullfrog but for the ground tie outs and they work fine. I would not use them for the ridgeline though. I have used the larger metal figure 9 carabiners for the...
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    Welcome from northwestern Illinois. I'd love to...

    Welcome from northwestern Illinois. I'd love to get downstate sometime to hang.
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    My New River long is awesome. I recommend AHE to...

    My New River long is awesome. I recommend AHE to all my friends that Im trying to convert to hammocks. I wanted to buy it for life the first time, that's why I chose AHE for my first bottom quilt.
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    I've gotten all the of my orders within a week of...

    I've gotten all the of my orders within a week of ordering. I did get order confirmations but no shipping emails. Nothing to be to alarmed with.
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    I'd be very interested, as would my friend...

    I'd be very interested, as would my friend Settworthy but we have an annual camping trip at Turkey Run State Park the weekend of the 17th. Early May maybe?
  42. Thread: Pole Mod Kit

    by McBlaster
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    Pole Mod Kit

    There's been some chatter on the forums about pole mods for some tarps and I decided to just go with my gut and order a pole mod for my Bullfrog Tarp from where I originally ordered it from a year...
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    Now I really want Pfaff.

    Now I really want Pfaff.
  44. Shug you may need to hire a fulfillment center...

    Shug you may need to hire a fulfillment center the way things are going. Id like to be in on the stickers too.
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    No, its just the no-seeum mesh folded over. I was...

    No, its just the no-seeum mesh folded over. I was just trying to give it a clean look.
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    I made my own. It's not perfect and I also...

    I made my own. It's not perfect and I also learned that the mitten hooks just make it sag together when there's any weight in it. . I'm going to add a few tabs of velcro and drape it over my ridge...
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    I've voted everyday for Fronkey, not just because...

    I've voted everyday for Fronkey, not just because of his popularity on this site and all his informative videos and projects but because it seems almost no other entry is worthy of going out with...
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    I used CrypticCRICKETs method to make a Fronkey...

    I used CrypticCRICKETs method to make a Fronkey style bugnet. Super simple stuff. Walmart sheers are super cheap and readily available.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQRoEpK-7SY
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    WTB: Coleman Xcursion Lantern

    Just seeing if anyone has an old Coleman Xcursion Lantern Model No.9970-725 that they're not using anymore. I pretty much have a lifetime supply of the Powermax fuel cylinders and would really like...
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    Out of curiosity I looked on the WL website and...

    Out of curiosity I looked on the WL website and it said the following. "A New Feature, pair of loops are added to the inside of the tarp to allow you to pin your hammock to one side leaving room to...
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