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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldspring View Post
    Is there a paddling forum where the people understand lightweight camping gear? I've asked questions on one in particular and wasn't happy with the answers. I'm not interested in carrying around a 15 lb tent and a 20 lb cast iron dutch oven... partly because I like to carry about 30 lbs of beer!
    Try the Old Sparkey Forum There's still all the usual talk about dutch ovens, but quite a few have already been converted to hammockry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldspring View Post
    Is there a paddling forum where the people understand lightweight camping gear? I've asked questions on one in particular and wasn't happy with the answers. I'm not interested in carrying around a 15 lb tent and a 20 lb cast iron dutch oven... partly because I like to carry about 30 lbs of beer!

    I actually slept in my backup tent the other night on the river, as it can be a challenge to find a hammock site. I slept like a log, all night long in the tent. The next night I was able to hang my hammock and I woke up at midnight and never could get back to sleep. Go figure.
    I am with you. When I do kayak camp I take the same things I do when I go backpacking. A 20lb cast iron oven is out of the question. I take my tarptent or my hubba. The freestanding tents works best. I haven't taken a hammock on a kayak trip yet but I would (along with my tent).

    I have looked at forums on other sites and most are like what you found
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    Quote Originally Posted by seuss View Post
    Try the Old Sparkey Forum There's still all the usual talk about dutch ovens, but quite a few have already been converted to hammockry.
    thanks I will check it out
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    This brings up an issue that comes up every now and then. The only thing that sets this forum appart is it is dedicated to hammocks. Sure there is other talk here and there. But there are better places as others said for what area you want to talk about.

    I'm for keeping the focus where it is.
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    I agree that hammocking is the main focus. I also have seen numerous threads on stoves, packs, etc. all related to backpacking. Reason being most folks here backpack. I think a similar thread (and there have been some) could run related to paddling as it pertains to hammocking and equipment used. There are all kinds of styles of paddling ranging from absolutely minimalist to dutch oven, coolers, 500 pounds of gear stuff. All can accomodate hammocking.

    If a member chose to run a thread on paddling, I don't see much harm in it in the member's section. If we can talk about what music we listen to, surely we could have a discussion related to paddling for those who have interest.

    The central focus and the main threads do need to focus on hammocks. Another option for donating members as part of the privilige of membership could be to expand beyond that to a specific interest related to paddling much as has been done with everything from music to geocaching.

    If it is abused, it could be limited, much as the political discussions pre-election of last year. I am here because I hammock and paddle. There are others here because they backpack and hammock. I do not want to limit discussion as it pertains to backpacking and hammocks, nor do I want to limit the discussion of paddling and hammocks.
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    I think it's all good, I hike and paddle. I don't ride a motorcycle but I've enjoyed reading about motorcyclists who travel and hang.

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    I wouldn't mind some more info about hammock camping and paddling. I bought my fist kayak this week. I don't think that it's a bad idea, but maybe it does belong in the members section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricegravy View Post
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    How do you carry all your stuff in a "fist" kayak?

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    Fishin'Finn, ya hold it in your fist!!

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