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    Absolutely agree... I don't know enough about...

    Absolutely agree... I don't know enough about the science of DCF.. but I do know that regardless of how well I wiped and shook, I still carried nearly 10 oz of water weight somewhere in that rig.
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  2. I keep the collars pretty loose. Haven't seen...

    I keep the collars pretty loose. Haven't seen issue with the down migrating, but I do shake it before and after every setup, unless it's raining. Also I don't bother with the asym fit on the...
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    Nothing in my pockets.. back pockets on my...

    Nothing in my pockets.. back pockets on my shorts are velcro closure. Front pockets were empty other than my flat wallet with ID.



    Me and my hiking partner went out to get it.. The gent...
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    Monolite Carnage

    Out this weekend for an overnighter.. with a little under ten miles done, most of which was in the rain, we made camp with the intention to do another 10-ish on Sunday.

    Set up everything, had a...
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    I just did the same thing.. figured since...

    I just did the same thing.. figured since cmoulder and I were out in the same rain, it would eliminate at least one variable.

    I weighed the HG 12' DCF Standard with doors, four ZPacks Z-Line...
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    I go the easy route.. When Apple sends me...

    I go the easy route..

    When Apple sends me that notice to update to the next IOS, I don't second guess them... they know more than I do, so I do the update.

    None of my quilts have additional...
  7. Thread: Type of pad

    by MikekiM
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    I used a CCF pad early on, but quickly found it...

    I used a CCF pad early on, but quickly found it was too challenging to keep in one place, made me sweat profusely and was far too narrow. I did mod the pad to make the shoulder end wider.. but...
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    I think the short cordage and hence shorter bury...

    I think the short cordage and hence shorter bury solves the mystery of why this loop failed, and possibly the other failure we saw from the same manufacturer. Two inches of bury per leg missing from...
  9. It is my experience, and likely that of many...

    It is my experience, and likely that of many others here, that suspensions (and hammocks, and tarps and...) will change many times as you try different options, new ideas evolve and your style &...
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    Update... Received word from Harry @ HG that...

    Update...

    Received word from Harry @ HG that after inspecting the Palace, they found a pin hole in the ridge. They repaired it, no charge. I should have it in my hands tomorrow.

    Now that's...
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    BOOM! What JB said ^^^^^

    BOOM! What JB said ^^^^^
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    I have a few extra CL's... not being used. ...

    I have a few extra CL's... not being used. Shoot me a PM if you want a pair. I probably have 7/64 Amsteel, Dynaglide and NE Rope..

    I make them using the locked brummel. No way they are coming...
  13. I thought you were going to say something about...

    I thought you were going to say something about camel testicles...

    That guy was nuts...

    [emoji1787]


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  14. I apologize.. I didn't understand... This is...

    I apologize.. I didn't understand...

    This is what is being suggested, only I use a button knot where you're using the Beetle Buckle. Go here for more pictures...
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  15. This would be my choice... Clean camp is...

    This would be my choice...

    Clean camp is paramount. Don't give them reason to hang around. I used to carry a small air horn instead of bear spray.. double duty item. Black bears are not...
  16. Can't help with the Beetle Buckles.. I'm a...

    Can't help with the Beetle Buckles.. I'm a no-hardware evangelist.

    Instead of the Dutch Clips, a simple and reliable substitute at the tree end is a soft shackle, Evo Loop or Grapplers Hitch. ...
  17. I've switched all of my tarp ridge lines to the...

    I've switched all of my tarp ridge lines to the double zingit / lashit loop with button knot as shown above.
  18. I have the 1.9 kevlar set that I have used only...

    I have the 1.9 kevlar set that I have used only once. With as much 2.2 as I now have, there is some kind of magnetic attraction that leads me to them every time I hang. In any event.. I don't get...
  19. I have three unused Costco Down Throws.. Not...

    I have three unused Costco Down Throws..

    Not sure about shipping to you though.. if you want to explore the idea, PM me.
  20. Thread: Microspikes

    by MikekiM
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    Thanks Deb. Still need them, but I'll close this...

    Thanks Deb. Still need them, but I'll close this thread and sit tight for a bit.
  21. FS: Good morning all... This lottery closed as of...

    Good morning all...

    This lottery closed as of midnight on Monday. One member, Modad2010, posted after the close and was not included in the random number generation.. Modad2010, Please feel free...
  22. FS: I am told that the hardware in Bundle #1 contains...

    I am told that the hardware in Bundle #1 contains Cinch Bugs not Beetle Buckles.. I apologize. As noted in the OP, I don't use hardware, so I am not intimately connected to these pieces.

    If...
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    Jeff has come up with some good stuff.. but this...

    Jeff has come up with some good stuff.. but this setup has been around for longer than him...

    Grizz, Jaxx, BoneFire all had something similar, before Jeff, although he did add the prussik handle...
  24. FS: PIF Gear bundles, Round IV ~ Limited time! Keeping Sqidmark on the trail...

    PIF Gear bundles, Round IV ~ Limited time! Keeping Sqidmark on the trail...


    Last year we lost one of our forum members who I was close to. Sqidmark was a long time member, and friend and shared...
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    I have it... PM me your address...

    I have it... PM me your address...
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    Yep... you're hooked. Nice job and I have to...

    Yep... you're hooked.

    Nice job and I have to say I love the color!!
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    nice... I played with this same setup a few...

    nice...

    I played with this same setup a few years ago. It was the one instance where Dyneema tree straps were actually an advantage because their tendency to bunch up into a rope allowed the...
  28. Although I do HATE prussiks, in this case I bite...

    Although I do HATE prussiks, in this case I bite the bullet.

    Being able to adjust the location of the mitten hook is paramount.. for the Phoenix, the hooks needs to be slid closer to the head...
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    ^^^^^ Almost what I did... I had both one and two...

    ^^^^^ Almost what I did... I had both one and two piece DCF skins before finally going to a one piece mesh for both tarps.
  30. 2.2 is pretty much unobtainable.. I scored a...

    2.2 is pretty much unobtainable.. I scored a good amount of it in raw form. from a member.. so I'm good for a pretty long while. I've given up interest in the dyneema options mainly because of...
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    I've done more hammocks than I can count... ...

    I've done more hammocks than I can count...

    Standard with noseeum is fine for a an XL hammock. Once your hammock is done, end gather and ridge line are finished, suspend the hammock inside out...
  32. I did a full season on dynaglide ucrs.. moved...

    I did a full season on dynaglide ucrs.. moved away from them long before the end of their usable life (to the 12' kevlar straps and a simple becket to dynaglide CL's). I still carry them in my kit...
  33. I'll second the Autumn Ultralight 1.9.. I use...

    I'll second the Autumn Ultralight 1.9.. I use them with Becket without issue.

    I have multiple sets of 2.2 kevlar as well and have been using that with the Becket hitch for longer than I can...
  34. Thread: Microspikes

    by MikekiM
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    Still looking Sent from my iPhone using...

    Still looking


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    Why not put a Kam snap in the middle and snap the...

    Why not put a Kam snap in the middle and snap the two halves together after pulling them on?


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    ^^^^ this ^^^^

    ^^^^ this ^^^^
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    I've use carbon fiber arrow shafts, slurpie...

    I've use carbon fiber arrow shafts, slurpie straws, fiberglass driveway markers, cut down aluminum shepherd hook stakes and the Dutch Ti.

    Dutch Ti wins for cool factor... cut down aluminum...
  38. I clip the primary suspension on all of my quilts...

    I clip the primary suspension on all of my quilts (incubator, phincubator or Phoenix) to the SRL. I tried the Dutch hooks that go on and over the SRL and don't care for them.. the break easily.
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  39. Thread: Microspikes

    by MikekiM
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    Microspikes

    Need to replace my spikes... Chainsen or Kahtoola Size Large


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    I usually send her a text stating my intentions...

    I usually send her a text stating my intentions to go. If she doesn't respond, I go. If she responds with an objection, I overcome the objection and.. I go.

    Only once did she object... when I...
  41. I made a Monolite hammock when the fabric first...

    I made a Monolite hammock when the fabric first launched. I like it a lot. Extremely comfortable and at 8oz for an 11' hammock, it appeals to my gram weenie side. I've used it exclussively...
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    Please PM me beforehand, if you want to go the...

    Please PM me beforehand, if you want to go the Stingerz route. I may have a ready to go set for you.
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    I use 1.75mm Zingit on all of my hammocks. I...

    I use 1.75mm Zingit on all of my hammocks. I have half a dozen. Some have a fixed RL and some have an adjustable.

    I weight about 190-ish.
  44. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    I've tried that.. problem is it is only a one...

    I've tried that.. problem is it is only a one way trip. Since you can't fit them in your pack or under the tarp, you have to either deflate them or jettison them once you get to camp.
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    Thank you for the fast response, both here and...

    Thank you for the fast response, both here and via email. The tarp will be in your hands before the end of the week.
  46. Harry, thanks. Boxed and ready to go. I'll...

    Harry, thanks. Boxed and ready to go. I'll email you details as well.

    Agree it's all about the angle of the pitch. And clipping the doors together before staking out the ground corners makes it...
  47. Good morning all... This lottery closed as of...

    Good morning all...

    This lottery closed as of midnight on Sunday.

    As each participant posted, they were assigned the next consecutive number based on the posts time stamp. Random Number...
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    I can only make feeble guess as to how the tarp...

    I can only make feeble guess as to how the tarp was used and cared for prior buying it. Fruitless to try to figure it out.

    I don't want to hack-job it. Best to let HG figure it out.

    I've...
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    Already emailed HG to find out what the steps are.

    Already emailed HG to find out what the steps are.
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    Just don't want to going hit and miss. I...

    Just don't want to going hit and miss. I examined the seam once everything was dry and I can't tell where it's infiltrating.




    No seam sealing on a cuben fiber tarp.
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