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    I'm with TrailSlug - drugs aren't the answer...

    I'm with TrailSlug - drugs aren't the answer here. I also get runny noses in the winter, and anytime I'm exercising, any season. I just blow my nose before bed and that's usually enough to let me...
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    Ignore the grouches and ask.

    Ignore the grouches and ask.
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    The Klymit pad has a Thermarest-style inflating...

    The Klymit pad has a Thermarest-style inflating nozzle. Here's a link to a nice DIY inflator. I use it on my pads, it's quick and easy to make, lasts a good while (2 seasons so far) and it makes...
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    Sorta like golf - the wind is always in your face.

    Sorta like golf - the wind is always in your face.
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    meet life halfway - get a doorless tarp, and...

    meet life halfway - get a doorless tarp, and carry one door attachment for the windward end.
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    For me, an umbrella is an essential part of...

    For me, an umbrella is an essential part of hiking comfortably in the rain. My rain kit includes a rain jacket (frog toggs most of the time, a better quality EMS or LL Bean w/b jacket in colder...
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    or a great stocking!

    or a great stocking!
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    From the comment about fuel measuring, I assume...

    From the comment about fuel measuring, I assume you're using an alcohol stove. A great solution is the Vargo squeeze bottle. Couple of bucks for a pre-marked container. It's what I use to be sure...
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    I thought the opening comment about an "antidote...

    I thought the opening comment about an "antidote to the mass market stuff" was the height of hammock snobbery! As usual, nobody gets my sense of humor.
  10. Always together, since I'd be sure to leave...

    Always together, since I'd be sure to leave something behind otherwise. Never had sap issues, but I'll have to think about handling that when the time comes.
  11. I shove mine in big laundry bag from Wally world,...

    I shove mine in big laundry bag from Wally world, but I do it very ceremoniously.
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    Geez - sorry I didn't know my hammock caused you...

    Geez - sorry I didn't know my hammock caused you an infection.
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    I didn't see the second half of the question. I...

    I didn't see the second half of the question. I use the Warbonnet strap & buckle system, works fine, and it's simple to learn - swing it around a tree, clip a 'biner, make an adjustment or two and...
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    Your choice, but mine has been to use a pad and a...

    Your choice, but mine has been to use a pad and a topquilt. Gives me all the comfort I want, and versatility to cowboy camp on the ground if I want to.
  15. No, but I used to have an inflatable pink...

    No, but I used to have an inflatable pink flamingo that I would stick in my "front yard" while hammocking.
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    I'm with you on this, but I can't tell you how...

    I'm with you on this, but I can't tell you how many times I've heard women (or men) say "Your wife LETS you do that?!?!?" or "I'd never let my husband do that." I just don't get the...
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    Well, I can't say that I'm inspired, but I'm...

    Well, I can't say that I'm inspired, but I'm entertained and informed... good enough.

    Thanks, Shug, I appreciate the videos, and I think I've actually used some of your tips.
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    If I had to ask permission to do something, I'd...

    If I had to ask permission to do something, I'd reconsider being married.

    In our house, we talk about things to do together and separately - nobody gets permission to do anything, but we figure...
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    from a 13 foot snake sorry... had to

    from a 13 foot snake

    sorry... had to
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    We're already into a bit cooler & drier temps in...

    We're already into a bit cooler & drier temps in northern New England. Valley highs in the 70's, lows in the 50's, cooler in the mountains. 30's and 40's aren't far off. Love it!
  21. 'cause it sucks to be too hot almost as much as...

    'cause it sucks to be too hot almost as much as it sucks to be cold
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    I've got some mesh snakeskins. Brand new, never...

    I've got some mesh snakeskins. Brand new, never been outside, don't recall who made them. PM me your address and I'll send them.

    No charge, pay it forward.
  23. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    7 sections of Z-lite is part of my kit, too. ...

    7 sections of Z-lite is part of my kit, too. It's OK on "natural" ground (grass, leaves,etc.), but miserable on shelter floors.
  24. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    I got there, but wound up adding stuff back for...

    I got there, but wound up adding stuff back for comfort. Once you add food and water, that 10lb pack becomes a 15-20lb pack, and no frame or hipbelt gets old fast. I can still start a 3-day weekend...
  25. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    A good old Hennessey UL Backpacker will set you...

    A good old Hennessey UL Backpacker will set you back $220 and 2 pounds (add ten bucks and maybe a few ounces for their hex tarp if you want).

    Pretty hard to beat, and if you have a pad and...
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    It would be the same as sleeping in a sleeping...

    It would be the same as sleeping in a sleeping bag without a pad... if that works for you, you're all set.

    It doesn't work for me, that's why I carry 2/3rds of a z-rest.
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    Yes, please! I've made several purchases of...

    Yes, please! I've made several purchases of backpacks & other "soft" goods on e-bay and other forums. No more - I've received too many things that either smelled musty or hiker-funky, and either...
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    I bring a handful of zip ties in several sizes. ...

    I bring a handful of zip ties in several sizes. Handy for repairing all sorts of stuff.
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    FS: Yes, the underquilt in a warm, attractive shade...

    Yes, the underquilt in a warm, attractive shade of mud brown is still for sale. It is beginning to feel under-appreciated, though. Don't let this happen to a nice underquilt - give it a good home...
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    If you're piecing a kit together, I have a...

    If you're piecing a kit together, I have a Warbonnet 20* Yeti underquilt available, and a Speer winter tarp (similar size/style to WB Superfly). Not letting go of my Blackbird!!

    PM for details...
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    Hah! Or underpants...

    Hah! Or underpants...
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    Kinda haughty attitude, wouldn't you say?...

    Kinda haughty attitude, wouldn't you say? Hammocks are great, but after 15 years of hammocking, I'm now more likely to bring my tent than my hammock. Plenty of pros & cons to any sleep setup, but...
  33. Poll: This - knots are weightless!

    This - knots are weightless!
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    FS: 968 views deserves a one-time price reduction to...

    968 views deserves a one-time price reduction to $175. 4 ticks and 2 wasps still included because... well because I have 6 more bits of hardware than I need, and I'm downsizing! Buy an underquilt...
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    Always attached so nothing's left behind

    Always attached so nothing's left behind
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    Hanging from the trees marvel of nylon design...

    Hanging from the trees
    marvel of nylon design
    Warbonnet Blackbird
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    FS: There once was a man with a quilt...

    There once was a man with a quilt...
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    FS: Things that go Bump in the night...

    Things that go Bump in the night...
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    FS: Bump my underquilt Still for sale, all weekend...

    Bump my underquilt
    Still for sale, all weekend long
    tubes of fluffy down

    who else "bumps" with a haiku!?
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    +1, though I often just hit the straight-body...

    +1, though I often just hit the straight-body sweet spot and don't move all night.
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    FS: Per the Warbonnet website it will fit either: ...

    Per the Warbonnet website it will fit either:

    "The Yeti is our underquilt for end-gathered hammocks like our Blackbird, Blackbird XLC and Traveler series, but will also work on just about any...
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    FS: 3-Season Yeti UQ for sale

    Warbonnet 3-Season 20-degree Yeti underquilt for sale. Unused, brown, only been test-fitted on my Blackbird. I tossed the original stuff sack, this will be shipped in a replacement silnyon stuff...
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    I Don't have a 40 degree, but do have a 20 degree...

    I Don't have a 40 degree, but do have a 20 degree Yeti, unused, $185 shipped CONUS
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    Now that I'm too old to be hit by lightning,...

    Now that I'm too old to be hit by lightning, here's my 2 cents. I worked as a ranger one year, and there was clear evidence that exposed rocks (i.e. the ground on a ridgeline) get hit as much as...
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    I've been experimenting with all the variety of...

    I've been experimenting with all the variety of insect hardware from Dutch and Warbonnet, so who knows where that will lead me, but for now I'm partial to figure 9's for my tarp.
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    how about a mylar space blanket hung under the...

    how about a mylar space blanket hung under the tarp? cheap, light, and worth a shot.
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    Ditto. When I have a bear can, there's my seat. ...

    Ditto. When I have a bear can, there's my seat. If it's shoulder seasons and likely to be colder, I'll bring my larger tarp with doors to keep the cold breeze out.

    But I don't care much for...
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    Not a dumb question. I'm an accountant, but I...

    Not a dumb question. I'm an accountant, but I got A's in physics in high school and college, and haven't been able to use them until now. I believe that moving the suspended weight from the center...
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    IIRC, I bought a Hennessey at a store long before...

    IIRC, I bought a Hennessey at a store long before I found this forum. Tested it for a few hours in the backyard just to learn how to set it up, then jumped right in. I've always found backyard...
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    Down only migrates while attached ton a Goose.

    Down only migrates while attached ton a Goose.
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