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    Great pics. I really love my Minifly. It has...

    Great pics. I really love my Minifly. It has seen some hard rain and wind and never failed to keep me dry.
  2. Poll: Worms. They are tiny, stay attached to the cord...

    Worms. They are tiny, stay attached to the cord so I don't lose them, and are fast to attach and detach. I was worried about using them with gloves but it wasn't a problem all last winter.
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    I have both and prefer the sling. Sidecar is...

    I have both and prefer the sling. Sidecar is deeper so harder to reach things . . . but my Baffin boots won't fit in the sling so I use both in the winter.
  4. Just found another one. Willow River campground....

    Just found another one. Willow River campground. Most sites have good hanging trees but the high numbered sites have easier access to the river. 21 looked particularly good.

    Didn't stay--just...
  5. Only one way I can respond to that beauty . . . ...

    Only one way I can respond to that beauty . . .

    Praise be to God who made the Earth and all that exists, King of endless glory!

    The more time I spend in nature, the more I say that! The first...
  6. When I use them I hook them to my tarp tie outs. ...

    When I use them I hook them to my tarp tie outs. It doesn't seem to affect the effectiveness of the UQ.
  7. Yes. Anywhere you can!. What I tend to do is...

    Yes. Anywhere you can!.

    What I tend to do is park at the gate or the head of a hunting/hiking trail in the winter and walk to a nearby campground when no one is there--or just walk into the woods...
  8. I don't have a specific spot but MN allows...

    I don't have a specific spot but MN allows "dispersed" camping in any state forest. Hwy 53 runs through Kabetogama so just find a safe spot to park and enjoy the forest. It is black bear country so...
  9. Be careful not to be on the downhill side. I'm...

    Be careful not to be on the downhill side. I'm not a mechanical engineer but I know there is significant force involved in hammocking and multiple people may be enough to tip the truck.
  10. Too many to list within 2 hours of the Twin...

    Too many to list within 2 hours of the Twin Cities. Along the big lake they call Gitche Gumee, #8 at Split Rock is very nice. Never been to Afton but will check it out some day.

    Frankly, I...
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    Has anyone gotten wet?

    I see lots of posts comparing the different Warbonnet tarps. One of the first times I used my Minifly I was in a nasty storm. Rained ALL night and very heavy with high winds. I stayed dry. I also...
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    13 is nice if you are stuck in camp in a rainy...

    13 is nice if you are stuck in camp in a rainy day. More room to move. But it is definitely overkill.

    You COULD get silly and buy the 13 AND a minifly which is all you'll ever need anyway.

    ...
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    +1. Tried it. It ripped. Very inexpensive...

    +1. Tried it. It ripped. Very inexpensive though so give it a go.
  14. I use the beetle buckles and straps that came...

    I use the beetle buckles and straps that came with mine. Works great.
  15. Warbonnet makes the Minifly...the first one on...

    Warbonnet makes the Minifly...the first one on your list.

    I can vouch for it. I've got one and it has kept me dry in a nasty storm. You will not be sorry if you get that one.
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    Welcome fellow Twin Citien! You have a good...

    Welcome fellow Twin Citien!
    You have a good start and you will have fun but there is a lot to learn. Listen to the good advice here . . . then get out there and see what works for you. Some advice...
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    You will need something under your body to keep...

    You will need something under your body to keep you warm even up to about 70 degrees. Some folks sleep warmer so you can experiment as long as you have something ready when you get cold.
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    I'm in. Gotta love WOOL!

    I'm in.

    Gotta love WOOL!
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    Ndxt time out, Try shedding some clothing. With...

    Ndxt time out, Try shedding some clothing. With good quilts you shouldn't need more than a thin comfy layer. Feet may be an exception but start with light socks. Easy enough to add another pair if...
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    Thanks for the bright light reminder. I see a...

    Thanks for the bright light reminder. I see a couple holes but no idea if it is safe. I'm gonna hang it just over my bed and try to lay in it and giggle around to see it it gives at all.
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    Dutch has a new customer (a feline)

    Too weird not to post.

    My cat always lays next to the keyboard when I am using the computer. I was looking at the new Dutchware Hammock chair and the cat got up, walked across the keyboard and...
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    Me too. Love it.

    Me too. Love it.
  23. Kruger Campground is nice. Near Wabasha, MN.

    Kruger Campground is nice. Near Wabasha, MN.
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    I put a 50 inside a zero and was warm in a 30...

    I put a 50 inside a zero and was warm in a 30 below night. There was a bit of wrangling whenever I rolled over but nothing unexpected.
  25. To prove the equipment works.

    To prove the equipment works.
  26. UQ. You can always wear more clothes but your...

    UQ. You can always wear more clothes but your weight will squish any insulation below you.
  27. Just a wimpy -30 so far this year.

    Just a wimpy -30 so far this year.
  28. Shug mentioned surgical gloves for a base layer. ...

    Shug mentioned surgical gloves for a base layer. Tried it for the first time last night. They are amazing. Tried to sleep with them on and hands got sweaty.
  29. Not at all. Shug has a video at -40 and I hung...

    Not at all. Shug has a video at -40 and I hung in -30 just last night.
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    Last night I hung on the back porch. Negative 27...

    Last night I hung on the back porch. Negative 27 with slight wind . . . so let's just call it 30 below. Had to crawl out at 5am to get ready for work. Feet got cold around 4am but I had extra...
  31. Thread: Spider

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    Where did I leave that mortar?

    Where did I leave that mortar?
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    Just my opinion. . . Get quilts. They are...

    Just my opinion. . .

    Get quilts. They are truly amazing. You would not have been cold.

    Start with a good UQ. You'll likely never sleep on that pad again. I have the same pad and, although...
  33. New Years Eve I spent the day grouse hunting and...

    New Years Eve I spent the day grouse hunting and the evening sleeping on the edge of the St Croix river. Temp was zero degrees and wind was whipping down the river. Loved every minute except for...
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    I must admit, I love my LL quilts. Never let me...

    I must admit, I love my LL quilts. Never let me down. (pun intended)
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    What I have done is use a spreadsheet and enter...

    What I have done is use a spreadsheet and enter all the critical data. Then I can compare side by side. Makes.it easier. One thing to consider if you will be backpacking is fill value. The...
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    Just signed up--first time at a group hang. ...

    Just signed up--first time at a group hang. Extended forecast looks fantastic--teens at night and 20s with snow during the day with not too much wind. Gonna be wonderful!

    What is typically...
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    FS: I'll take it

    I'll take it
  38. I was able to salvage the UQ with a needle and...

    I was able to salvage the UQ with a needle and thread. Took my time, was careful and the pic shows the result. Lost a little down but not enough to worry about--I hope. Gonna sleep in it this...
  39. People have been tapping maples for centuries. ...

    People have been tapping maples for centuries. Trees heal just like people unless the abuse is drastic and constant. Not advocating nails in trees at campsites but stopping it is futile. Just too...
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    As I recall Shug mentions one on one of his...

    As I recall Shug mentions one on one of his videos.
  41. The camp chair is a Cabelas high-back and it has...

    The camp chair is a Cabelas high-back and it has two crossed supports in the back (and a couple small burn holes in it now). The -40 reaper is so thick that I just carefully stuffed it between those...
  42. I'm not following you. I was about two sips into...

    I'm not following you. I was about two sips into an adult beverage but haven't "had too many" in about 30 years. That wasn't the root cause--just thinking I would be lucky and it didn't work out.
  43. Excellent weekend . . . except for when my CA Reaper STARTED ON FIRE!!!

    Ha, true . . . and I suspect it would keep animals away too.
  44. Excellent weekend . . . except for when my CA Reaper STARTED ON FIRE!!!

    Anyone interested in starting a thread about the STUPIDEST thing you have ever done while hammocking--to make me feel a little better?

    I just got back from my first below zero hang this winter. ...
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    Source for stainless split rings

    My SuperFly rings bent during a particularily windy night but they did not give way. I thought about replacing them myself with something stronger (Amazon or whatever). Then I thought . . . I'd...
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    Hanging Light From Ridgeline

    The only light I bring is the ThruNite headlamp. Shug did a review a while ago so I had to check it out and I never looked back. I only bring 18650 batteries which are large but all my electronics...
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    Hooked on hookworms

    I slide the worm all the way to the end of the line then wrap the line around the stake. When I deploy, I grab the worm and just let the stake fall to the ground while the line unravels from...
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    Scared to leave my hammock alone. :D

    Extremely unlikely. However, the two legged animals will steal it.
  49. New server online, sorry about the down time.

    New server probably has TLS v1.0 disabled because it is not secure. Old version of Chrome may not be able to use TLS v1.1 or higher.

    I strongly encourage the upgrade to your O.S. and keep...
  50. New server online, sorry about the down time.

    Anyone else experiencing delays lately? The mobile site is unbearably slow to load for me-- counted 43 seconds this morning. Havent tried the site from my laptop.

    Hoping that gets fixed soon.
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