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    Senior Member born2roam's Avatar
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    Thanks for the vid Risk,

    Maybe disconnecting the Dutch hooks from the tree end first, so you can leave the other end attached to the hammock, might help you always taking them with you......

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    Interesting. Not quite the direction I like but a nice setup and a nice way to go about things.

    FWIW - I'd use Dutch hooks or similar and have the straps attached all the time. Senioritis. ;-)
    YMMV

    HYOH

    Free advice worth what you paid for it. ;-)

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    Senior Member WickedKlown2's Avatar
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    I was going to ask the same thing about the hairy vines, I am highly allergic to Poison Ivy and always stay away from hairy vines growing up the sides of trees to stay on the safe side.

    But here is a good source to tell the difference when there isn't leaves on the vine : http://www.gpnc.org/poison.htm

    Poison Ivy is often confused with another woody vine, Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia). Notice how much bigger and lighter colored the tendrils of Virginia Creeper are compared to the aerial roots of Poison Ivy. Both the vines shown below are about as big around as your thumb, and were growing on the same tree.

    Poison Ivy


    Virginia Creeper


    I hope that helps in identification
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    Senior Member Risk's Avatar
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    I slept in this kit last night. Temp was 6 F with 20 mph winds, listed as -11 F wind chill. It worked very nicely.

    I wore the jacket I was sporting during the video and a pair of wool long underwear. I also used a 2x2' piece of closed cell foam under my feet inside the overquilt. I wore a balaclava that acted as a counter-current device to warm and humidify my inspired breath (by being warmed and moistened by my expired breath).

    This amount of cold is well beyond what I expect 3-season on the AT and gives me very good confidence for long distance hiking.
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