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    I have a friend that is a park ranger there. She...

    I have a friend that is a park ranger there. She says that fall is the busiest time in the porkies. But it's a big place so it shouldn't be too bad.
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    So I pulled the trigger on two 12 hex tarps. one...

    So I pulled the trigger on two 12 hex tarps. one in blue and one in olive. Stoked!
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    Hex tarp sil poly worth the extra$?

    Me and my wife are looking to buy new tarps to replace our diy tarps we made a few years ago. Looking at the UGQ hex tarps in a 12ft RL. Only question is is the sil poly worth the extra money over...
  4. I will be there!

    I will be there!
  5. I'm gathering this is a drive in camp out?

    I'm gathering this is a drive in camp out?
  6. Ive done that loop a few times. Pretty nice hike....

    Ive done that loop a few times. Pretty nice hike. I have winter camped by the site at the rail bridge.
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    Ah yes, the trusty bear pole. I have encountered...

    Ah yes, the trusty bear pole. I have encountered them in the Pictured Rocks, quite the formidable foe after a 12 mile day and slightly too much bourbon. haha
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    Thanks, those maps are better than what I was...

    Thanks, those maps are better than what I was able to on my own!
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    It's been a lot of years gone by but I have experienced a number of black bear encounters on the southern shore of Superior trails in the Porkies in the past.
    This was undoubtedly due to poor food...
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    Porcupine mountains advice

    Hey folks,
    Im looking for some advice on hiking the porkies. My wife and I are gonna do 4 or 5 days there this october. Does anyone have a prefered route they like or any must see locations? Also...
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    A spot on the NCT just north of the manistee ...

    A spot on the NCT just north of the manistee river trail is one of my favorite spots. It starts just north of mesick (on # 12 road) and goes east as far as you want (I normally go about 25 miles and...
  12. Looks like Im not going to make it this year. My...

    Looks like Im not going to make it this year. My plate is just too full to takethe weekend of right now. Im sure it will still be a blast, have fun!
  13. Nice! I am planning to set up the hot tent...

    Nice! I am planning to set up the hot tent eventually.
  14. Hey guys, I'd like to join the party!

    Hey guys, I'd like to join the party!
  15. Ill be doing the stretch from Teteguchi (however...

    Ill be doing the stretch from Teteguchi (however it is spelled) to castle danger. Starting north on sunday and headed south. Maybe we will run into each other! Have a blast!
  16. Hey guys, i am working out of town all week and...

    Hey guys, i am working out of town all week and dont have much time to prep food for the group to share. It seems that there might be enough food to feed an army, but I want to bring stuff to...
  17. Last time i stayed out that way it was -10 or...

    Last time i stayed out that way it was -10 or less so this should be a breeze! Should be a blast either way!
  18. I am Nick, Don is my friend that is also coming....

    I am Nick, Don is my friend that is also coming. We will both be there Thursday. Don likely will be there early I will probably be late.
    I am working out of town all week so i probably wont have...
  19. Don Minor is coming to the hang. Looking forward...

    Don Minor is coming to the hang. Looking forward to seeing ya.
  20. Am i correct in thinking that the camp out is at...

    Am i correct in thinking that the camp out is at the lower cabin next to the bridge?
  21. That area is one of my favorites. Spent many...

    That area is one of my favorites. Spent many nights it the pigeon river area, all seasons. Oddly i have only ran into 3 other backpackers there in the last 10 years.
  22. I'd like to join the event, possibly with a...

    I'd like to join the event, possibly with a friend that lives right by there.
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    I have a wilderness logics 40 degree uq and i...

    I have a wilderness logics 40 degree uq and i wouldnt recommend using it below 40 degrees. It is a warm weather only uq for me.
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    I dated a deaf girl for a long time and cc was...

    I dated a deaf girl for a long time and cc was always an issue on diy/hammock videos. Wish there was a better cc option for deaf folks.
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    On h 58 you will come to a little town called...

    On h 58 you will come to a little town called melstrand I think, but I have heard the little bar the best pasties.
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    Between munising falls and hurricane river you...

    Between munising falls and hurricane river you should have not much trouble with hammocks. East or hurricane I cant say for sure, its been a while since I hiked that area. September can get pretty...
  27. So I wont be able to do the hike. Went on an...

    So I wont be able to do the hike. Went on an evening bike ride tried to take a shortcut and smaked a sign resulting in crashing and twisting my ankle pretty bad. Not broken or anything but hurts to...
  28. Just figired it out. See ya there!

    Just figired it out. See ya there!
  29. Is the boat launch at the north end of the lake?

    Is the boat launch at the north end of the lake?
  30. Ok cool. This should be fun!

    Ok cool. This should be fun!
  31. There seems to be a north and south trailhead....

    There seems to be a north and south trailhead. Can I assume we will be meeting at the south trailhead since it is near the campground?
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    If you have tarp pullouts I would suggest using...

    If you have tarp pullouts I would suggest using some kind of shockcord to connect to those when in use. I like the tensioners on my tarps but they are not really needed.
  33. Sounds awesome. I might be bringing my lady as...

    Sounds awesome. I might be bringing my lady as well. Is there a good source for maps of the area?
  34. I could make either weekend. I would like to meet...

    I could make either weekend. I would like to meet other hangers sometime!
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    What length rl is on that there tadpole? And...

    What length rl is on that there tadpole? And length hammock?
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    Underquilt temp rating

    I am picking up a WL uq full length for the GF. On the site the temp rating says 10 degrees, would you say this is accurate? I want to make sure my lady is warm since she is a cold sleeper though I...
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    For the winter I go with my Hammock gear 0 degree...

    For the winter I go with my Hammock gear 0 degree and bring my Wilderness Logics 20 degree if it plans to go much below zero. I do like to use a foam sit pad for under my behind since thats the only...
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    For the frozen boots. You could try putting hot...

    For the frozen boots. You could try putting hot water bottles with some hot water bottles in them. Make some reflectix coozies or something of the like to insulate the water bottles and wrap the...
  39. And they would have had no idea how sweet it...

    And they would have had no idea how sweet it would be, lol
  40. Just put in an order for 16 yrds of grey...

    Just put in an order for 16 yrds of grey silnylon. Have two tarps to make for the warmer weather. Pics to follow once they are built.
  41. Thread: Tarp size ?

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    In my opinion I would leave the tarp at 144" if...

    In my opinion I would leave the tarp at 144" if you are using an 11' hammock. Do you use a structural ridge line on the hammock? Since that can reduce the length of the hammock you could go with a...
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    Is getting water much of an issue on any section...

    Is getting water much of an issue on any section of the trail? The guide book says that many campsites are near water but how about the trail sections themselves?
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    Thanks for the tip, I was actually planning to do...

    Thanks for the tip, I was actually planning to do a section of what you just mentioned.
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    Thanks for the weather tip.

    Thanks for the weather tip.
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    Winter wine tour wagon maybe? As we have many...

    Winter wine tour wagon maybe? As we have many wineries, and micro breweries for that matter, around here.
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    What time in the fall did you go? We are planning...

    What time in the fall did you go? We are planning to go mid September and I'm going to assume the weather will be similar to Northern Lower Penninsula of Michigan. Anywhere from 30 to 70 degrees.
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    It seems possible that the cost of said patent...

    It seems possible that the cost of said patent for a fancy pulk sled may actually exceed the actual profit I might make from such a specialized item.
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    Thanks for the info guys. I figured it will...

    Thanks for the info guys. I figured it will probably be a big expense.
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    I want to get a patent

    Does anyone out there have any experience with getting patents on their ideas? I have a pretty good idea for an improved pulk sled, made a few for friends and think this could actually become...
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    Just bought the trail guides and maps today....

    Just bought the trail guides and maps today. Paper version, That digital stuff is a little outta my league.
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