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    probably slept at least 10-15 nights on the tape...

    probably slept at least 10-15 nights on the tape and no issues yet!
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    Thanks for watching, and glad you enjoyed. It was...

    Thanks for watching, and glad you enjoyed. It was such an amazing trip, and sadly the video doesn't come close to capturing how awesome the people and atmosphere of the AT were!
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    well I used the tenacious tape and was able to...

    well I used the tenacious tape and was able to get out for a short trip, and it held up just fine! Thanks guys for the awesome tip on that tape! I'm going to be heading out for a 5 day trip tomorrow...
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    picked up some tenacious tape this afternoon at...

    picked up some tenacious tape this afternoon at REI and will be giving it a try tonight once the kids are in bed. Will report back with results.
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    no kidding! She usually sleeps under me on the...

    no kidding! She usually sleeps under me on the ground, but the bugs were so bad that she was whining and neither of us could get any sleep! Lesson learned for sure! oh and thanks for the reply!
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    big rips in my WBRR - help!

    On my last trip (on the last night thankfully) I let my dog into the hammock and she ended up ripping two large (2-3") holes in the hammock body (only through one layer, not both) with her nails. Is...
  7. Thread: SHT?

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    The first week in October has been...

    The first week in October has been FAN-FRIGGIN-TASTIC the last few years. I always try to do a few trips around then. Anywhere on the trail is grogeous, but for views and fall colors, it's hard to be...
  8. Mid-SHT Highlight Trip > July 23 or 24 through 26 > SHT > MN

    I'm reposting this trip here from the Midwest Backpackers page on Facebook (link in my signature). Hope some of you fine folks will want to join along too!

    Taking my wife on her first trip in a...
  9. The Mileage Trip > July 14 or 17 - 19th > SHT > MN

    I'm reposting this trip here from the Midwest Backpackers page on Facebook (link in my signature). Hope some of you fine folks will want to join along too!

    well I'm going to put down some good...
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    Lollygag Hike > July 10-12 > SHT > MN

    I'm reposting this trip here from the Midwest Backpackers page on Facebook (link in my signature). Hope some of you fine folks will want to join along too!

    A bit of a lollygag trip.. perfect if...
  11. Thread: Hi I'm new

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    Welcome to the fun! Lots of great info and even...

    Welcome to the fun! Lots of great info and even better people here!
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    My favorite thing to use is a Dutch biner.

    My favorite thing to use is a Dutch biner.
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    The reason I put the bridge ends on a separate...

    The reason I put the bridge ends on a separate piece of webbing is so that it didn't interfere with the hammock end. On my original post about bridge hammocks some have done it the other way, but it...
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    Thanks for watching :) glad to hear you...

    Thanks for watching :)



    glad to hear you enjoyed it. Sometimes I feel like that weird guy that sits in the woods and video tapes himself... Oh wait that is me! LOL
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    Group Hang on the SHT in Northern Minnesota!!

    Here's the latest in my adventures on the Superior Hiking Trail! Great group of guys on this trip! Hope ya'll enjoy the trip report, and maybe I'll get to see you down the trail sometime!
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    I posted on facebook too, but great design

    I posted on facebook too, but great design
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    I think it's so cool that you guys and gals have...

    I think it's so cool that you guys and gals have taken this design idea and modified it and made it better! This community always blows me away!
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    Wish I would have had that guide..... the camera...

    Wish I would have had that guide..... the camera is just a cheap canon powershot. it was right around $100





    Was an amazing amazing time.... the people I met were great, and it was such a...
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    Video: An Adventure On The Appalachian Trail

    Finally got around to getting this video up. I make these for myself and it's a benefit if others enjoy them.... with that said, there may be a part or two that are a bit long for you, but remember...
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    I've started a group on Facebook called Midwest...

    I've started a group on Facebook called Midwest Backpackers. We've got over 300 members now with s good number from MN. We do several trips a year to northern MN. A link to the group is in my...
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    Welcome! As for good areas around...

    Welcome! As for good areas around Duluth....hmmmmmm I'll have to think.....KIDDING! If you're in Duluth you're by so many great spots! The SHT starts in Duluth and camping on the trail starts just...
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    here is one of my older videos where I demo the...

    here is one of my older videos where I demo the WBRR on the ground.
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    The problem I've experienced with different...

    The problem I've experienced with different fabrics is how well the side seam is sewn. If it's too far from the edge of the webbing it will try to "twist" and will put a lot more stress on the...
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    well I'm 6'4 and around 250ish pounds... I LOVE...

    well I'm 6'4 and around 250ish pounds... I LOVE bridge hammocks. The WBRR is a fantastic hammock, and I highly recommend you check them out. If you're anything like me, you probably had issues with...
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    Thanks for watching... it was a blast and I can't...

    Thanks for watching... it was a blast and I can't wait to make the actual trip report video!


    I think it was oregano.... :rolleyes:


    It seems sort of sudden doesn't it.... but actually I had...
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    You won't be sorry.....awesome hammock!

    You won't be sorry.....awesome hammock!
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    My WL OMW with 11' ridge line closes fairly well...

    My WL OMW with 11' ridge line closes fairly well with it.
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    Appalachian Trail Section Teaser Video

    Hey everyone!

    Hikingdad here.... changed my name to Big Albino Bear and now finally I've changed it to Bic. So Bic here.... I recently got back from a fun section hike on the AT and it totally...
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    I'm another huge fan of Marty over at Wilderness...

    I'm another huge fan of Marty over at Wilderness Logics! I've purchased 4 tarps from him, and they have all arrived incredibly fast and are great quality. Out of the ones I've used I really love the...
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    Welcome to the forum! Great place to learn and...

    Welcome to the forum! Great place to learn and share! Maybe I'll even see ya around at a group hang sometime!
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    Need loaner hiking poles near Conyers, GA

    Im flying down to GA this Friday, the 13 and will be hiking for a week on the AT. The TSA apparently doesn't allow hiking poles on the plane, so I'm looking to borrow some of anyone would be willing!...
  32. Thread: Hammeck Netty

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    nice looking hammock you got there :) Interested...

    nice looking hammock you got there :) Interested in seeing more pics of the Hammecks
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    I'm only going for a week...not doing the whole...

    I'm only going for a week...not doing the whole thing :) also, I've been married for just shy of 9 years and have 4 kids :P I think you might have me confused with Fronkey
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    I'm not sure what time I'm going to hit the trail...

    I'm not sure what time I'm going to hit the trail yet.




    I figured that it'd be a good time to have thru-hikers to keep me company.... or me keep them company :)
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    GA > Appalachian Trail > March 14-19

    Hey Everyone,

    I'm going to be heading south from frozen Minnesota and will be hitting the AT. My plan (which isn't much of one right now) is to start at the beginning and then hike north until the...
  36. ughhh... now you've got me wanting to spend money...

    ughhh... now you've got me wanting to spend money :P Awesome job, Dutch!
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    Lol sorry....that just happened. I've had that...

    Lol sorry....that just happened. I've had that trail name going on 1.5 years now and finally just decided that it was time to make it official on HF :)
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    good... because I'm bringing the toaster strudels...

    good... because I'm bringing the toaster strudels :)
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    I'm bringing a big pot for snow... I believe...

    I'm bringing a big pot for snow... I believe CryOTheWild usually does the same, so feel free to leave it if you want.
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    I use construction spikes (big long nails) that I...

    I use construction spikes (big long nails) that I can pound in with the back of my axe.
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    exactly! There is a nice flat spot right by the...

    exactly! There is a nice flat spot right by the lake that'd be perfect for the fire.
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    Yeah we camped there last year, but way up the...

    Yeah we camped there last year, but way up the hill. I would rather hang right by the lake with easy access to water and views.
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    If you mean last year....My preference would be...

    If you mean last year....My preference would be no. We were pretty far up on the hill and away from the lake. I'd like to stick close to the location on the map I provided in the first post.
  44. Video: 2015 MN Frozen Buffet Hang.... I mean Frozen Butt Hang

    I finally got around to publishing my take on the 2015 Frozen Butt Hang. The food gets crazier every year and this year was no exception.... a lot of the attendees left calling this the MN Frozen...
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    @jpfam I look so sad and lonely in your photo...

    @jpfam I look so sad and lonely in your photo lol! It was great to meet everyone!
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    Thanks for offering the carpooling... hopefully...

    Thanks for offering the carpooling... hopefully some people will be able to carpool with you as the parking lot is small and if you don't get a spot there or along the road, it's a bit of a hike from...
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    looking forward to it.... bringing massive...

    looking forward to it.... bringing massive quantities of Toaster Pastries to share :)
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    doesn't look too bad with the exception of...

    doesn't look too bad with the exception of saturday... it could get kinda wet if it gets above freezing. Luckily the lows aren't too high.
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    May I recommend a good poop hammock :shades: ...

    May I recommend a good poop hammock :shades:

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    depends on the time of year for me..... right now...

    depends on the time of year for me..... right now I would say that my toilet hammock and pee extender are my favorite things. In the summer my affection transitions over to my bridge hammocks :)
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