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    Debi, did you try myccr forum at all? ...

    Debi, did you try myccr forum at all?

    http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum
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    The reservation system for APP also does not ever...

    The reservation system for APP also does not ever allow a lake/lake section to become fully booked. This is for emergency use reasons.

    Jeff's map may, for example show 3 sites on a lake. The...
  3. I'm going to have to back out of this one. I...

    I'm going to have to back out of this one. I closed up the apartment last fall and threw everything in to a cargo trailer because it was too late in the season to have a yard sale.

    Yard sale will...
  4. I'm in, I'm in!! As usual will need a bow...

    I'm in, I'm in!!

    As usual will need a bow seat.

    Sorry for ignoring this thread this long but it's hard to start planning canoe tripping in Ontario when you're sitting in sunshine and 70/80...
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    Taslan makes great pants for hiking in. It sheds...

    Taslan makes great pants for hiking in. It sheds water like crazy and dries quickly. OTOH, sparks from a campfire put holes in it real fast...sigh! I now have a great pair of work pants because of...
  6. Oh sorry, I kind of fold it lengthwise so that it...

    Oh sorry, I kind of fold it lengthwise so that it fits the width of the hanger more or less - actually less.

    The other way that people store their quilts is to put them in plastic totes and stash...
  7. I'd suspect that it will eventually stretch the...

    I'd suspect that it will eventually stretch the suspension - not immediately but eventually.

    I took my regular plastic hangers and then to prevent my quilts from having a serious bend in them from...
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    I'd try this before anything else although having...

    I'd try this before anything else although having another body in the hammock to check your UQ set up is a good idea.

    If you hiked or even just hauled stuff from the car and set up the hammock...
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    Hey, I had no part in the crash at all!! As a...

    Hey, I had no part in the crash at all!!

    As a Canadian I got blamed for enough stuff at the Chili Hang to last until next year so I'm not taking the fall for this one at all....:laugh:
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    You don't say what it is about camping that she...

    You don't say what it is about camping that she doesn't like.

    First step is to find that out and/or let us know (if you already know) what the issues are.

    Does she have trouble squatting to pee...
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    Rather than using headliner glue which has a...

    Rather than using headliner glue which has a much stronger adhesive tack to it, use something appropriate for the task - Quilt Basting Spray. It's meant to be used to hold layers of fabric to things...
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    I carry one on all but high summer trips and use...

    I carry one on all but high summer trips and use it when the temperature is due to go below about 40 or if the wind is blowing hard. It stops the cold and the wind from sucking the heat out of my UQ....
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    I'd suggest looking at a bridge hammock for him...

    I'd suggest looking at a bridge hammock for him along with a supplementary ridge line.

    The bridge has much lower sides that IMO are more conducive to easy entry and exit.
  14. We sure did! Weather was great - as in it...

    We sure did!

    Weather was great - as in it didn't rain!

    Food was wonderful, many thanks to the head chef!!

    All present were great company!

    It doesn't get much better than that!!
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    Not a bug in sight!! My last trip 3 weeks ago...

    Not a bug in sight!!

    My last trip 3 weeks ago was the same!
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    Ha, I'm willing to bet that it can't be nearly as...

    Ha, I'm willing to bet that it can't be nearly as long as the scenic route I took a few weeks ago when the guy with the map thought that the island we needed to get behind was that one wayyyyyy up...
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    Ya, it looks like we've got 4 bow paddlers and a...

    Ya, it looks like we've got 4 bow paddlers and a lack of stern paddlers...:lol:

    At least it's an even number of bodies. Do we draw names for paddling partners or anyone have any other suggestions!...
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    As requested I can be at the access point at...

    As requested

    I can be at the access point at any time on any day. Newly retired and thoroughly enjoying the lack of restraints.

    Need a bow seat - haven't steered in 4 decades and don't want to...
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    Not broken at all! Here's a great tutorial on...

    Not broken at all!

    Here's a great tutorial on checking and adjusting the tension on machines in general.

    http://ohyoucraftygal.blogspot.ca/2013/10/sewing-lesson-10-how-to-fix-tension-on.html
    ...
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    I'm on the confirmed list but don't have a seat...

    I'm on the confirmed list but don't have a seat in a canoe yet...:rolleyes:

    Need a bow seat, can share rental fees on a canoe but can't transport one!

    Can leave anytime that's convenient for...
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    As usual, I'm in but will need a bow seat! And...

    As usual, I'm in but will need a bow seat!

    And any departure/return dates are fine with me. My final official date of retirement is Sept. 15th so after that I'm free to come and go as I please....
  22. Oh heck, tell them you can't possibly close on...

    Oh heck, tell them you can't possibly close on the house that week, you're going hanging!!

    Date marked on my calendar and reserved!!

    Signed - The other Beth:lol:
  23. I've always used tree straps for both the hammock...

    I've always used tree straps for both the hammock and the tarp.
  24. I did because I was doing mine before there were...

    I did because I was doing mine before there were end parts available.

    It was a PITA and some of it had to be done by hand because the sewing machine wouldn't fit...:rolleyes:

    I used rings and...
  25. If you're using a bug net you could do what I did...

    If you're using a bug net you could do what I did with my DIY bridge. It has a zippered bug net and I designed it to be a very large triangle so it wouldn't hang in my face. I sewed a piece of line...
  26. Way too strenuous a trip for me, particularly in...

    Way too strenuous a trip for me, particularly in May when I'm just awaking from my winter hibernation..:scared:

    Talk about out of shape...any shape!!

    Oh, and that portage is 2390 m!

    Have fun...
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    I didn't make bean bags but I was about the same...

    I didn't make bean bags but I was about the same age and the same problem with my mother. Maybe our mothers are related....:lol: or at least talked to each other.

    I started with doll clothes and...
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    Welcome from the Near North. We're almost...

    Welcome from the Near North.

    We're almost neighbours!
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    If you're seriously looking at doing that, take a...

    If you're seriously looking at doing that, take a look at the services provided by Kinekpoint (kinek.com). hey have outlets all over the US and not just in border towns.

    I use them for a US...
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    Which Climashield are you planning on using - it...

    Which Climashield are you planning on using - it comes in different weights?

    I used the 5.0 for both my UQ & TQ and went to about 30F with it. I had light thermals plus my microfleece thermals, a...
  31. I've driven the road to Catchacoma for the past,...

    I've driven the road to Catchacoma for the past, umm, choke, gag, 50 years and if you think it's 'challenging' now, you should have seen it until about 20 years ago when they made it wide enough to...
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    Sticky: My perception was exactly what it turned out to...

    My perception was exactly what it turned out to be - the greatest way on earth for me to be able to get back out into the backcountry. I hadn't interior camped for 35 years because there was just no...
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    I don't know about the commercial ones because I...

    I don't know about the commercial ones because I don't own one. I sleep everywhich way but standing upside down and I sewed my footbox so it was parallel to the floor.
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    No but I went the other way - from having a snap...

    No but I went the other way - from having a snap closure to sewing it shut.

    Even when I use the TQ for sleeping not in my hammock, I'm happy to have the footbox built in. It's not like I'm using...
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    Precisely!! I keep telling the guys that are...

    Precisely!!

    I keep telling the guys that are learning to sew that it's just like any other power tool - it can be dangerous if used carelessly (although you won't lose a finger with one).

    If...
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    I started off with snaps on my TQ, the first...

    I started off with snaps on my TQ, the first snaps on the DIY weren't strong enough and I kept popping them open when I stretched so I replaced them with stronger snaps. Still had the same problem so...
  37. Eastern Great Lakes A great group to camp with...

    Eastern Great Lakes

    A great group to camp with although you should be warned that some (hahaha - almost all) take their hanging and their cooking very, very seriously....:lol:)

    Have a great...
  38. I get that a lot as well! "You mean you made the...

    I get that a lot as well! "You mean you made the hammock?" - yes! AND you made the tarp? - Ummm yes!

    And then when I tell them I made the pants I'm wearing as well....well that just about does...
  39. I've had to resort to pushing one end of the...

    I've had to resort to pushing one end of the toggle against the tree to get it started to move (cold, wet and old hands) but once the toggle is out it all just comes apart.
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    It's only really used as a decorative stitch and...

    It's only really used as a decorative stitch and yes, for a commercial large volume sewing company, it does save time.

    It has no use in gear making however, since anywhere 3 lines of stitching are...
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    What he said...the double and triple needles are...

    What he said...the double and triple needles are only meant for decorative stitching, they are never meant to be used for a seam or anything that requires stability and strength.

    There are some...
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    There's also lots of trails in the Temagami area...

    There's also lots of trails in the Temagami area including the Ottawa Temaskaming Highland Trail.

    Link -
    http://www.nastawgantrails.org/area-trails_en.html
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    You're in the right place for that. IMO,...

    You're in the right place for that.

    IMO, you're best off doing a whole lot of research BEFORE you jump in. Saves buying now and buying again (and again).

    Word of warning, there is very little...
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    Use this instead

    http://thru-hiker.com/materials/insulation.php

    Primaloft has to be quilted every 6 inches or so to hold it in place. With Climashield no quilting is necessary. I stitched it...
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    Poll: It's available on another forum that I am part...

    It's available on another forum that I am part of.

    I find incredibly useful for research there. But then the things I'm looking for there are more of a technical use so when I'm looking for a...
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    Very nice! In regards to your plans for...

    Very nice!

    In regards to your plans for another bridge with 'both ends the same' - you might want to do some more research on that before building. It's my understanding (and I've been known to be...
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    I started off figure 8ng them but found that they...

    I started off figure 8ng them but found that they came undone inside the snake skins and given enough opportunity they would tangle with each other and multiply just like cheap hangers do...:lol:
    ...
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    Anytime you want to check the tension of...

    Anytime you want to check the tension of stitching, thread the top and bottom with different colour threads (and as different from the fabric colour) as you can.

    The different colours will easily...
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    For colder weather sleeping I found a pair of Max...

    For colder weather sleeping I found a pair of Max Heat socks at Marks Workwarehouse that actually had an R rating for them on the package. I've never found clothing items with a stated thermal factor...
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    Poll: I made my bridge with a stowable bug net but...

    I made my bridge with a stowable bug net but truthfully, could have skipped the stowable part entirely.

    First, our bug season runs from the earliest time of the year (almost ice out) to just a few...
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