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  1. Bros Meetin' Halfway: Recommend A Camping/Hanging Spot For A February Meetup Near Yellowstone

    I live in St. Paul, MN. My brother lives in Seattle. We are determined to get together for a few days between here and there come February 2015. Yellowstone Nat'l Park happens to be midway between...
  2. Thread: Another Iowan

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    KC7QNX, I'm formerly 7J1AWL and XV2OC. Settled...

    KC7QNX, I'm formerly 7J1AWL and XV2OC. Settled down in MN now, but wishing we were out in 7 land where I was licensed.
    Best 73,
    Jonathan KC7FYS
  3. Thread: Another Iowan

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    Native of Manchester, IA, sojourned in Seattle,...

    Native of Manchester, IA, sojourned in Seattle, Tokyo, and finally settled in St. Paul. Velkommen!
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    Hm. Very intriguing. I plan to open 'em up and...

    Hm. Very intriguing. I plan to open 'em up and give a full report. But... the road to hell is paved with good intentions. In due time.
  5. OP here. I'm interested. Will send IM. Jonathan

    OP here. I'm interested.
    Will send IM.
    Jonathan
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    750 FP Pillows

    I purchased 2-750FP pillows supposedly filled with 28oz of goose down in November last year for 170$. I have not weighed them to report on the exact amount of down, but can verify that the 750FP...
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    Just picked up three here in the Twin Cities area...

    Just picked up three here in the Twin Cities area (MN) at two different stores. They were in the clearance area at both stores, for some reason and less than 40$ each. Good project bags, and I'll...
  8. WTB-Your Backpack. If You're 6'1"+/- And Upgrading

    I already have a pair of Medium GoLite "speedpacking" backpacks. They are good for really light loads, but I want something that is light but allows me 25-30+ lbs of stuff. That's too much for my...
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    I have to say I probably agree with you. Twenty...

    I have to say I probably agree with you. Twenty bucks these days for something made by hand in America--I can get into that. And it's for fun anyway. I'm buyin!
    Thanks.
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    Well, I destroyed a few cans, learned some stuff,...

    Well, I destroyed a few cans, learned some stuff, but in general came out happy with my results. Balking at the purchase price of those aluminum rings offered by very fine pot-makers (who I shall...
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    Tuna Cans Are Steel. Catfood Cans Are Aluminum

    Not that it necessarily matters here, but I noted while feeding Hanky that his cans are aluminum--and the pull-top leaves a nice "ledge" for a lid in the Foster's can pot. However, my flaring process...
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    56OZ of 750FP Down For 167.94$ ($2.99/OZ)

    I'm awaiting delivery on:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004H9UM3K/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00
    Two 28OZ 750FP down pillows. My guess is that they are filled with less than 28oz each; I mean, who...
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    Junket To K-Mart

    What a depressing trip, man. I stopped into the Anoka, MN KMart, crossing the immense, empty parking lot and traipsed in to find downy, salvageable, wildly underpriced pillows. KMart's are ghost...
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    I guess I should have clarified that I am looking...

    I guess I should have clarified that I am looking to find a SECONDARY source--pillow, comforter, etc.--for 700-800FP down. 92$ for a pound may be a good deal for new down purchased from an outdoors...
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    Reviving an old thread with a perennial question:...

    Reviving an old thread with a perennial question: Any 800FP pillows out there to be had reasonably? A couple pounds o' down for a reasonable price?
    What's the word?
    Thanks,
    KC7FYS
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    I mailed these out before the July 4th holiday....

    I mailed these out before the July 4th holiday. Let me know when they arrive, and I thank you for participating!

    Jonathan
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    Withdrawal noted.

    Withdrawal noted.
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    1/16th" fiberglass wick for making stoves, pots, etc. Final split up.

    OK, I have you in this order.
    I unspooled it into hanks of 52-ish yards. Turns out the spool had way more than I thought. So there's six hanks. You responded in this order:

    JMR
    Black Wolf...
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    OK, you're person #1 and the 50 yard hank--I...

    OK, you're person #1 and the 50 yard hank--I measured out 150+foot hanks and put them in quart ziploks--will be 15$ shipped.

    Paypal. And I would appreciate the courtesy of you paying the fee....
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    OK, when I get home from work, I'll weigh one....

    OK, when I get home from work, I'll weigh one. The postage should be negligible. I'll put it up that way. Seems like a good way to do this.
    Jonathan
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    OK, let me start doing 50yd hanks, then. What's a...

    OK, let me start doing 50yd hanks, then. What's a fair price, guys?
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    200 YDS (roughly) of 1/16" Fiberglass Wick

    I have half of my roll of wick, and I'm not gonna use it. 42$ shipped. I'll put a huge hank in a flat rate envelope for you. Or if you want me to ship you the spool also, let's make it 45$.
    Jonathan
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    Hm.

    That's funny you'd say that, because hammocking got us IN to swinging. :lol:
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    All Hail The Eductor!

    I just watched the down eductor video and I'm completely floored. I can't wait to get home from work to get started on my next UQ, because this device has me INSPIRED! And it has a super cool name....
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    I gave up a long time ago. Somebody just kept the...

    I gave up a long time ago. Somebody just kept the whole box.

    Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk
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    Are we settling on Dec 3rd? Who's good on that...

    Are we settling on Dec 3rd? Who's good on that date?
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    REI Deal From Google: 25$ of stuff for 15$

    http://www.hotdealsclub.com/link/?64e967217063452d82f378fa80847afa-1

    It worked well for me.
    Jonathan
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    Me three. What I have exter, I'll letcha use. ...

    Me three. What I have exter, I'll letcha use.
    Jonathan
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    I'm good Dec 3rd or Nov 19th. Brrr... Whoo hoo!

    I'm good Dec 3rd or Nov 19th.
    Brrr... Whoo hoo!
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    I'm down for it, as they say.

    I'm down for it, as they say.
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    Now my poop and Shug's comingle as one in the...

    Now my poop and Shug's comingle as one in the blessed earth of Section 13.
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    As many have said, I was immediately struck by...

    As many have said, I was immediately struck by the video featuring huggerless hanging. I, too, am a giant fan of the stovemaker--but probably won't engage in shade-tree psychology on this one. It...
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    Poll: Excellent photos, Skygzr. Looks like a very nice...

    Excellent photos, Skygzr. Looks like a very nice crew--and contrary to what my wife supposed, there were women among the crew as well. Next year we'll join you.

    By the way, did anyone lose a...
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    Fronkey, your stamina is legendary!

    Fronkey, your stamina is legendary!
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    Your UQ performed like a champ-een, and Sarah and...

    Your UQ performed like a champ-een, and Sarah and I thought for sure we were just hours behind you on Sunday afternoon when we pulled into the lower camp of Section 13 (we didn't know about the upper...
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    Poll: We're likely to follow your route exactly, but...

    We're likely to follow your route exactly, but just be a day behind you. We may not cross paths, but we will surely follow the same SPIRITUAL path, Grasshoppah.
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    Poll: Naked, hm. On second thought Fronkey, I take back...

    Naked, hm. On second thought Fronkey, I take back that remark about ogling. :lol:
  38. Thread: I am Shug

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    Golly that's nice. You give a feller the sniffles...

    Golly that's nice. You give a feller the sniffles with that kind of talk.
    You're a great asset to the hobby.
    Backup support for Sector Seven,
    KC7FYS
  39. Need to borrow UQ for MN couple-hang this weekend.

    My wife and I got a reprieve from the kids, and are headed to the North Shore for a tandem hang. I got her a WBBB, and planned to sew up a second DIY UQ, but didn't ever get around to it. Now I find...
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    Poll: Kc7fys and XYL (that's me'n my darling wife) may...

    Kc7fys and XYL (that's me'n my darling wife) may cross paths with y'all. We start our couple-hang on Sat am, near there. We could at least shake hands and ogle your equipment. Then go on our merry...
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    What's your asking price? I'm interested, but...

    What's your asking price? I'm interested, but it's hard to tell if it's a good deal or not.
    Jonathan
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    May I dibs the stakes? PM on the way.

    May I dibs the stakes?
    PM on the way.
  43. This video, in one of SE's most brilliant moments...

    This video, in one of SE's most brilliant moments of satire, brings up something I was thinking, while hanging in the back yard: What options have people implemented with poles--in my case, in the...
  44. Thread: Iowa Hang

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    I'm watching this thread for information. My...

    I'm watching this thread for information. My grandpa in Cedar Rapids, (95 and not showing signs of slowing down) said the Yellow River area is nice. I may re-locate our North Shore hang for Mid...
  45. Thread: Iowa Hang

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    Depending on dates, I'd like to stop through an...

    Depending on dates, I'd like to stop through an Iowa hang. I'm from Manchester, IA, and I know the beauty of NE Iowa firsthand. We will be headed down to Strawberry Point in the next week or so, and...
  46. I got what I wanted. Thread closed with my thanks...

    I got what I wanted. Thread closed with my thanks to all who responded.
    Jonathan
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    Hey, they don't call you Mr. Information for...

    Hey, they don't call you Mr. Information for nothin'! Thanks. This single bit of information has transformed our plans.
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    A lovely solution. Not cozied up--that's par for...

    A lovely solution. Not cozied up--that's par for the course when not ground-dwelling. But still close enough to still bother her with my snorin'~!
    Thanks for the photo.
    Jonathan
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    Hey Shug! Still holdin' down the Southern region...

    Hey Shug! Still holdin' down the Southern region of Sector Seven here, he he.

    Thanks--some of the solutions pictured at that link look complex--I'd have no problem implementing them, but they...
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    Same weekend as your Northern Hang, I think--Oct...

    Same weekend as your Northern Hang, I think--Oct 15-18. Exact location undecided, but likely Temperance River somewhere or other. I have a DIY tarp that I am thinking of either pitching wide at the...
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