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    Double-duty pack cover and HH undershield?

    I have a modified HH and this summer bought a used HH "underpad," thinking I might have occasion to use it some day in cold weather. But I didn't have an "undershield." (I hope I have the correct terms!)

    Anyway, yesterday I remembered I had made an extra-long blaze orange pack cover some years ago, which I let a friend use this weekend. And I got to thinking about multi-function gear. One thing led to another, and I set up my HH in the yard, figured out how to attach the underpad. And then fiddle around with attaching my pack cover. It seems to work!

    If I can attach the photos, I will. I'd love to have any comments or suggestions before I find myself freezing in the woods on some hike.

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    Trying again to attach links to photos.

    I don't really understand why we can't link to photos already in our HF galleries. Am I missing something?

    And perhaps I should explain,... I left all 4 corners of this pack cover "open" so I could pull out the cord at any or all of them. Thus, I am able to tie the pack cover cord up and around the HH, to hold it close. Clear as mud?

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    That is a huge pack cover!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
    I don't really understand why we can't link to photos already in our HF galleries. Am I missing something?
    You absolutely can. At the bottom of the gallery page containing your photo, there is a 'BB Image Code' line. Simply copy/paste that into your post, and the photo will show up there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    That is a huge pack cover!
    Right you are! And thus, multi-functional!

    When I made it, I simply used all the material, figuring I could always cut it down in size later, but could never make it bigger (without a seam, at least). I simply never had made it smaller. Now I'm glad I didn't ever get around to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    You absolutely can. At the bottom of the gallery page containing your photo, there is a 'BB Image Code' line. Simply copy/paste that into your post, and the photo will show up there.
    Like this?...


    WOW! Live and learn! Thanks, AS!

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    Very nice Rain Man. Looks good, and you certainly won't lose your hammock in the woods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sclittlefield View Post
    Very nice Rain Man. Looks good, and you certainly won't lose your hammock in the woods.
    It's hunting season right now, so hopefully no hunter will shoot me in the butt, no! LOLOL Now, if only I can get my wife to stop calling my HH a "bear pinata"! Maybe I can lay an orange glow stick on the ground under me each night, and the gosh-awful color will blind any ursii americanus? Or, turn their stomachs so they are no longer hungry?!

    I slept in it last night in the yard. Warm as a bug in a rug! But have got to tweak my tie system a bit to loosen the ends. But here I was with a ready-made undershield and didn't even know it.

    I just love multi-function gear.

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    What AngrySparow wrote

    Plus if you look at the link you have copied, there is a little bit near the end with "_thumb"

    If you delete that part, you get a full size image and not those real tiny, dinky images that us of a certain age need to really squint to make out any detail.

    I know, I know, I can click on the image to get a bigger one, but then I have to keep switching back and forth to see the image and read the text. More of a hassle when you have several images intermixed in the text.

    Is there some reason to prefer the thumbnails over the full size images?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiredFeet View Post
    Is there some reason to prefer the thumbnails over the full size images?
    One big reason is download time. Not everyone is on broadband. Then, too, according to how many photos, you can wind up scrolling just as much as clicking back and forth.

    I generally prefer thumbnails, because it gives the reader power and control, rather than cramming big photos (that someone else likes) down his/her throat.

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