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    Even just downloading the PDF to the phone is...

    Even just downloading the PDF to the phone is good enough assuming the battery doesn't die.

    Even after 2 hours in the house, the chainsaw laughed at me and wouldn't start, so no cutting up the big...
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    Just for future reference, never let gear stop...

    Just for future reference, never let gear stop you, we always have extra.
    All we need is a heads up to bring it with us. (even though most of us carry extra anyway just in case, especially in...
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    Oh, there's more. Another wagon load and then a...

    Oh, there's more. Another wagon load and then a 6' piece of well seasoned locust.
    Plus there's all the pine that blew down in the big snow.

    I forgot to thaw the kielbasa last night, here' hoping...
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    124725 Firewood going into the back of the...

    124725

    Firewood going into the back of the truck.
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    Check Check. Not the back yard but camp about...

    Check Check.
    Not the back yard but camp about 30-40mins away.

    Never got the overstuff handled on my 0 burrow or 20 Zepplin so will be supplementing with some CostCo quilt layers.
    Gonna be fun.
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    OK, forecast low temp revised downward again,...

    OK, forecast low temp revised downward again, calling for 2 in the surrounding area, likely lower in the Pine Barrens as SS has stated.
    Excellent chance for sub 0 and solid wind chill numbers.
    ...
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    Yeah but wind speeds have been bumped up to...

    Yeah but wind speeds have been bumped up to 25-30mph during the day!
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    Was worried that with the wind they might put a...

    Was worried that with the wind they might put a fire ban in place but we're good.

    http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/fire/firedanger-restrictions.html...
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    You know, the water in Skit Branch will actually...

    You know, the water in Skit Branch will actually be warmer than the camp. Just saying. :lol:
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    Zilla has the biggest, baddest most super sized...

    Zilla has the biggest, baddest most super sized bridge hammock I've ever seen.
    Might be for sale. Drop him a PM and ask.
    Held me just fine.

    Bridges aren't my thing or it'd be mine right now....
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    I'm just gonna use a bow saw. Thought about...

    I'm just gonna use a bow saw.
    Thought about using the chainsaw to cut up some locust into more manageable pieces. Maybe tomorrow if i get the chance.

    Should be a nice clear night and there is a...
  12. Thread: Hey Y'all

    by Ratdog
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    No worries, if you did anything questionable, a...

    No worries, if you did anything questionable, a mod will chime in.

    This post isn't about firearms, it's an introduction with questions about hammocking.
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    Not sure if I'm gonna stack quilts, probably....

    Not sure if I'm gonna stack quilts, probably. Pretty sure mines a 20, can't remember and the for sale thread I used for reference has been deleted.

    I used a wool blanket instead of top cover,...
  14. Thread: Hey Y'all

    by Ratdog
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    Welcome. 100 ft away isn't so bad, many...

    Welcome.

    100 ft away isn't so bad, many campgrounds up this way have people packed in closer. Hate that and it's why I like camping in the off seasons, fewer folks around.

    If the trees are...
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    Only other thing I was thinking was rigging some...

    Only other thing I was thinking was rigging some tarps add some breaks. Predicted 15-20 mph winds, even during the night. Also a chair.
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    2000 lbs will get us through breakfast

    2000 lbs will get us through breakfast
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    You're taking care of breakfast? Cool. Dinner...

    You're taking care of breakfast? Cool.

    Dinner is kielbasa and sauerkraut and you'll like it Spalding! Ha-ha

    Brats at midnight.
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    Plenty of fresh pine for firewood along Carranza...

    Plenty of fresh pine for firewood along Carranza on the way in. Was out there Sunday and someone had started cutting back all the blowdowns from the big snow.

    Will cut up some of that on the way...
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    Windchills to a possible -20, actual ambient...

    Windchills to a possible -20, actual ambient temps in the sub 0 range.

    Definitely an excellent chance to test gear.

    You making salsa?
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    Enjoy the tarp and post your pics, will help keep...

    Enjoy the tarp and post your pics, will help keep the water flowing under the bridge. Nice of you to step up with a post like this. Looking forward to the updates.
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    hDeoPPR8px0

    hDeoPPR8px0
  22. Is this a student project? Or is this a revenue...

    Is this a student project?
    Or is this a revenue generating personal blog?
    Or is this a commercial blog?

    Curious as to the target audience, aside from the generic 'newbies'.

    Write what you...
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    Quilt hooks from Dutch Quilt hook + pack hook...

    Quilt hooks from Dutch

    Quilt hook + pack hook lets the shock cord slide nicely.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/browseimages.php?do=member&imageuser=25133


    Snugs the UGQ quilt to the...
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    Dang it !! I literally just finished my HyperD...

    Dang it !!

    I literally just finished my HyperD XL 1.6 this weekend and now this! :lol:

    How is the hand of the fabric?

    Any plans to introduce a 1.4-1.8oz version of the Robic, say in 30D or...
  25. What blog? pics of hanging directly over...

    What blog?

    pics of hanging directly over rocks? no good

    pics of rope tied to steel carabiner linked to tree strap? much better pic options out there for that
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    Show up. Say Hello. :) When the signup sheet...

    Show up.
    Say Hello.
    :)

    When the signup sheet is posted, it's helpful to put down that you are planning to attend so the head count matches the food prepared. Not that there is ever a lack of...
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    I've only been happy with it in 11' hammocks. In...

    I've only been happy with it in 11' hammocks. In 10' hammock it was too close to my face, rather the side of my head. I have been bitten through the netting and that's why I will jam a pillow between...
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    I invite my sisters and their families, friends,...

    I invite my sisters and their families, friends, neighbors and they all have kids.

    The place, group camp area, is large enough to handle 100 folks and has 4 communal fire pits. Usually there will...
  29. Thread: 20* Renegade

    by Ratdog
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    dadgumit I forgot to check it out :( next time

    dadgumit I forgot to check it out :(

    next time
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    It's not the actual posting to the website so...

    It's not the actual posting to the website so much as detailing the product with description, pricing, pics etc.

    Say it was a jacket, pants or other wearable product (and I have no clue what it...
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    When was it ordered? If I may ask. Love the...

    When was it ordered? If I may ask.

    Love the designs, would really like to have a custom print job but have heard nothing but bad news of late.
  32. Soooo... if we're gonna talk sticky worthy...

    Soooo... if we're gonna talk sticky worthy material, and that's being more than a little generous, :D here's some other stuff to cover.

    Never Hang Higher than you are willing to fall !!
    Never...
  33. One more point, you can gather info, research,...

    One more point, you can gather info, research, post up on here but I'm gonna say this again, we've got some A number 1 vendors in this part of the outdoor gear world, pick up the phone and call.
    ...
  34. 10' - 11' will work. 255, 1.6oz/sq yd fabric...

    10' - 11' will work.
    255, 1.6oz/sq yd fabric will work for a single layer, add a second layer of 1.1oz sq/yd fabric if you want a double layer.
    Better yet, a 1.1oz sq/yd double layer, very...
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    Thanks gunner !! I only have one BD but it's...

    Thanks gunner !!

    I only have one BD but it's an important one (primary locking the harness to overhead line, backup is a MadRock), part of the portable zip line kit I setup for the nieces and...
  36. Maybe some of the folks from the Meetup group...

    Maybe some of the folks from the Meetup group would be into it.(many HF'rs in the group) They go there often.
    http://www.meetup.com/The-Hammock-Backpacking-Group/

    I can't pull it off this weekend...
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    Sure as the sun's gonna rise, I knew it was...

    Sure as the sun's gonna rise, I knew it was coming...

    The high pressure really made the skies fun to watch that weekend, hoping for something similar next weekend. Have my handy dandy Sat...
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    JmBoh makes some excellent suggestions and I'm...

    JmBoh makes some excellent suggestions and I'm just going to throw Ricketts Glen in there because it has 23 waterfalls along a trail that isn't too challenging.
    ...
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    Fixed it for you !! :lol:

    Fixed it for you !! :lol:
  40. So do bunches of other folks, WhiteBlaze is full...

    So do bunches of other folks, WhiteBlaze is full of them, not to mention bunches of ultra lighters that have thru'd lots of different trails. But why make 6 posts advocating for an individual on the...
  41. I just posted up an idea on the FB page and I'll...

    I just posted up an idea on the FB page and I'll summarize here, but there are a large number of grass roots type gatherings around the US. There are a few longtime organizers and old timers that...
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    26 or so backcountry campsites available around...

    26 or so backcountry campsites available around the Michaux State Forest. Have to drop by the HQ at Pine Grove Furnace State Park to get the list and the directions. Permits can be obtained via snail...
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    The Perfect Joes receiving their just reward and...

    The Perfect Joes receiving their just reward and thanks from the crowd.

    http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t439/Ratdogman/2016%20Winter%20Hang/theperfectjoes.jpg

    The OverLord calling the...
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    Welcome to all the new folks that showed up, an...

    Welcome to all the new folks that showed up, an excellent showing of veterans and newcomers alike.

    After overcoming a few challenges on the home front, I showed up late, feasted heartily, slept...
  45. Thread: Hello From NJ

    by Ratdog
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    Welcome. There are many gatherings in the NJ,...

    Welcome.

    There are many gatherings in the NJ, NY, NW Pa area. Any active group frequents the Pine Barrens almost monthly. A couple other groups hit NW NJ and southern NY. Keep an eye on the Trip...
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    Have done the same thing using a bit of shock...

    Have done the same thing using a bit of shock cord. I like the give of the shock cord in case I snag the line with a foot getting in or out, less chance of ripping the netting. :cool:
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    That happened in the woods across the street from...

    That happened in the woods across the street from my house a few years back. The regular lightning strike boom (I swear I live on an ancient burial ground), was louder than usual. Went outside and I...
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    Wow, would hate to see it go. Wrapping up a bunch...

    Wow, would hate to see it go. Wrapping up a bunch of other projects before I ordered some for myself and start a batch of personal projects. Bumming I already missed out on some good stuff.
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    I've been using the Dutch clips for a couple,...

    I've been using the Dutch clips for a couple, well now, several years. Used them every day for 14 months, loading the hammock with 300-400lbs depending on gear and the number of dogs sleeping with me...
  50. Highlander? Those things run forever. You'll...

    Highlander? Those things run forever.

    You'll be fine w/ the Ford Edge. Worst case, we bust out a tow strap and pull you through whatever. I really expect much of the snow to be knocked down by the...
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