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    One in and one out, still looks like a good hang...

    One in and one out, still looks like a good hang coming up. Weather appears to be shaping up very nicely.
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    I wear the same model Solomon's that my buddy in...

    I wear the same model Solomon's that my buddy in Colorado uses on the CDT. He says the only difference is they wear out fast on rock. 300-400 miles and they are shot. I use mine around here maybe 30...
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    Have a great trip OneClick. Kick a rock for me. ...

    Have a great trip OneClick. Kick a rock for me.

    On the list!
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    I intend to swing by the fire ring one night....

    I intend to swing by the fire ring one night. Most probably Saturday. Going down Friday night.
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    You get what you get at SPs. I never camp there....

    You get what you get at SPs. I never camp there. Horrible places for horrible people IMO. Sort of like a Zoo of another type.

    HF starter advice has always been to use what you have and just get...
  6. I went UL with the lighter fabrics when I did,...

    I went UL with the lighter fabrics when I did, because I realized at my age, if I waited for the heavier bombproof gear to wear out first, I was never going to get there.

    My Golite Pinnacle, and...
  7. Thread: Down Sleep Hat

    by Rolloff
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    Do the Shug. Wear the down beanie over the knit...

    Do the Shug. Wear the down beanie over the knit one.

    Easy Peasy
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    Once you get down around 10-11 pounds...it's all...

    Once you get down around 10-11 pounds...it's all grams :scared:
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    It's the lightest way I've seen to do it. Saves...

    It's the lightest way I've seen to do it. Saves on hair ties and shock cord! :sneaky:
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    Why don't you come visit with us Oct 23-24....

    Why don't you come visit with us Oct 23-24. Everyone is welcome.
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    Don't listen to OneClick. What does he know about...

    Don't listen to OneClick. What does he know about The Deam? :sneaky:

    Everyone in Bloomington should get to hike the SlipnSlide just once. Some incredibly beautiful country in there. Saddle Creek,...
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    Yea, I was referring to the weight of the WW Blue...

    Yea, I was referring to the weight of the WW Blue mart special. My point was when most threads compare UQ vs Pad costs and weight. It's usually a comparison between a piece of CCF and a handmade...
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    Granted. If I can't hang, I'm not going camping....

    Granted. If I can't hang, I'm not going camping. If I have to go to ground I will just bail. I could survive a night or two on the ground but probably wouldn't do it. I started hiking again due to...
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    I never fully understood that. When we talk pads...

    I never fully understood that. When we talk pads and hammocks, it always relates to the least common denominator the blue WW closed cell special. In reality dedicated ground pounders will often spend...
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    Hammocks and UQs are designed to get you off of...

    Hammocks and UQs are designed to get you off of the ground and pad at the same time.

    Like magic.

    You may quote me on this :sleep:
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    I'll venture forth a guess DCF

    I'll venture forth a guess

    DCF
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    There are a few things better...but those UQ...

    There are a few things better...but those UQ gnomes are hard to beat when they are doing their jobs perfectly.

    Well done. You will never go back.
  18. I was good with partial UQs until pushing the...

    I was good with partial UQs until pushing the lower end of the temp range on a 40/20 insulation set. Then I absolutely need base layer, socks, and footpad in the footbox. Since I switched to...
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    Here's Countrybois directions from last time....

    Here's Countrybois directions from last time. Nothing has changed

    Directions to find us....

    Park at Hickory Ridge Lookout Tower.
    Follow trail out the back of the parking lot, right turn on to...
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    You just have to be thirsty I guess :rolleyes:

    You just have to be thirsty I guess :rolleyes:
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    HF Hoosier Fall Hang Oct 23 -24. Deam Wilderness...

    HF Hoosier Fall Hang Oct 23 -24. Deam Wilderness Area CV2
    Details in Trips in the Trips forum, under Midwest.

    Welcome and we'd be glad to have you and anyone else you can talk into a nice Fall...
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    I have a hard time doing most of the WL ponds. 30...

    I have a hard time doing most of the WL ponds. 30 years ago I did it occasionally using coffee filters and halazone tablets. They have all degraded as far as water sources go for me now. Mostly...
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    I think Oneclick has GPS co-ordinates for this...

    I think Oneclick has GPS co-ordinates for this section. Might be worth seeing if he'll share.
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    Well there is the Sycamore Trail loop and Axom...

    Well there is the Sycamore Trail loop and Axom branch off of the Terrel Ridge trail, but they aren't exactly lesser traveled. Our HF Hoosier Fall hang is in CV2 just off of the Sycamore Trail.(See...
  25. The last Dream Hammock I purchased a few years...

    The last Dream Hammock I purchased a few years back had switched to Amsteel for their SRLs.

    I'll wager that any of our cottage vendors will be glad to build to suit. I know the Smurfs would be...
  26. Thank you Harry! Great trails ahead.

    Thank you Harry! Great trails ahead.
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    The ghost of LB still roams those parts.

    The ghost of LB still roams those parts.
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    I use shock cord loops or hair ties in leu of...

    I use shock cord loops or hair ties in leu of skins, simply to lessen the weight penalty. Deploying in the wind is not a problem. If it's still windy the next morning I will sort of flag fold the DCF...
  29. Thread: Will it work?

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    Since switching to the Sheltowee Whisper with...

    Since switching to the Sheltowee Whisper with it's full length integrated asym insulation for backpacking, I too can now feel every small air bubble in the partial UQ I use every night at home.
    ...
  30. Thread: Will it work?

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    In most situations you don't need a pad to deal...

    In most situations you don't need a pad to deal with CBS. Rather you need help adjusting the UQ properly.

    Have someone close to your size and weight get in the hammock and load it for you. Then...
  31. Thread: Will it work?

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    In most situations you don't need a pad to deal...

    In most situations you don't need a pad to deal with CBS. Rather you need help adjusting the UQ properly.

    Have someone close to your size and weight get in the hammock and load it for you. Then...
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    Great video! Thanks for taking us with you.

    Great video!

    Thanks for taking us with you.
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    I have the Shenandoah 40 UL It is just like the...

    I have the Shenandoah 40 UL It is just like the rest of the JRB line of insulation. Really really nice.

    Now my JRB SS goes into semi retirement. Took a heck of a good quilt to pull that off. I...
  34. I use a single line suspension to hang my...

    I use a single line suspension to hang my Sheltowee Whisper, except that I hang the hammock from the tarp suspension, not the other way around. That puts my tarp up first in case I'm setting up or...
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    I think OS may in the long run only extend the...

    I think OS may in the long run only extend the life of loft in most cases. As I understand it, unless you change baffle size to accommodate extra fill you won't get much extra insulation factor. It...
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    I hang both my DCF Hex and hammock from the same...

    I hang both my DCF Hex and hammock from the same split line strap suspension, and everything is just fine.
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    I've gotten that with the Dutch Ti buckles and...

    I've gotten that with the Dutch Ti buckles and the same straps. The more attention you give to set up the less this seems prone to happen. I haven't experienced any further damage since I noticed the...
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    Received mine a couple week ago. Very nice quilt

    Received mine a couple week ago. Very nice quilt
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    I think you will need to shorten the suspension...

    I think you will need to shorten the suspension if you go the the SRL. I know I did, but I sent both ends of the suspension to the SRL, so maybe just not as short. I used Dutch's shock cord mitten...
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    I remember those! Sewn footbox always my first...

    I remember those!

    Sewn footbox always my first choice
  41. The Sheltowee/Bonfire Whisper came in @ 1.9# with...

    The Sheltowee/Bonfire Whisper came in @ 1.9# with a little overstuff.

    I haven't found the 11' HF DCF hex to have any significant volume penalty when folded, compared to my 12' AHE Toxaway/snake...
  42. I'll throw a plug in for insulated hammocks, and...

    I'll throw a plug in for insulated hammocks, and an upcoming review for the Sheltowee insulated hammocks. My 10' Bonefire Whisper sounds a lot like Shug's review. No calf ridge in my 10' UL and the...
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    I smash mine down in the bottom of my pack so...

    I smash mine down in the bottom of my pack so it's at least as flat as a notebook :laugh:
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    I get red lights when they listed their UL...

    I get red lights when they listed their UL offerings made with 650FP.
  45. Custom packs are nice. The Bonefire Raven has a...

    Custom packs are nice. The Bonefire Raven has a special pocket for suspension and stakes. In fact there is a pocket or place for everything that doesn't need to stay dry, on the outside of the pack....
  46. I'm running a DCF Bonefire Raven pack and...

    I'm running a DCF Bonefire Raven pack and Jeremy's Deluxe suspenion. The suspension and HG tarp go up first from outside pockets. Once up and secure, my hammock is in the pack, right on top with the...
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    DCF Camo tarp worth the wait. Usually takes me a...

    DCF Camo tarp worth the wait. Usually takes me a few seconds when I open my eyes to realize I'm not looking into the woods :cool:
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    63. With HF members help, off the ground and I...

    63. With HF members help, off the ground and I keep getting lighter. Which means more trips and steps on the trail.
  49. My Borgi does not shed, he blows hair. And...

    My Borgi does not shed, he blows hair.

    And would obviously be considered the Eiderdown of dog hairs :rolleyes:
  50. If I ever need them I would just cut strips off...

    If I ever need them I would just cut strips off the piece of knock-off ShamWow I carry for a camp towel. Nice for wiping a damp tarp down as well. Twisting your straps is great advice. Every little...
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