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    Invisible shepherd hook

    I use red nail paint and slather multiple coatings on the top ends. Still loose a few but I find more than I loose so a win, I guess?
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    Welcome! There are some of us where hammock...

    Welcome! There are some of us where hammock camping and ultralight intersect.
    https://media2.giphy.com/media/kSlJtVrqxDYKk/giphy.gif

    I think you can easily go ultralight in the summer but may...
  3. Okutama beer run (day hike ): Hatonosu > Honnita > Okutama

    Thanks! I had to look up the term and itís called an agricultural monorail. Used to move goods up steep and rough terrain

    I hardly ever see them in working condition and usually see mangled...
  4. Okutama beer run (day hike ): Hatonosu > Honnita > Okutama

    18-June Day hike in Okutama, Japan
    Temp was not too hot nor muggy and cloudy throughout the day.

    Course
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220618/678db8e21e2879ae5156850331598118.jpg

    JR...
  5. Sounds like a great two weeks. Eye spy a...

    Sounds like a great two weeks. Eye spy a Tensegrity - donít see a lot of those. Thanks for sharing.
  6. Sticky: Test Thread! The thread where you test functions of the forum.

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  7. Indeed, Iíll make that effort if I knew an onsen...

    Indeed, Iíll make that effort if I knew an onsen and a beer were a couple peaks away.
  8. Thank you and I myself have enjoyed reading...

    Thank you and I myself have enjoyed reading through your posts.
  9. Keep hope alive and I recalled this excellent...

    Keep hope alive and I recalled this excellent video of that trip to stoke the fire.
    https://youtu.be/dSW6gNDxqwE
  10. Thank you. You gotta bookmark this place for the...

    Thank you. You gotta bookmark this place for the ultimate hot spring experience at 2150m: https://ridgelineimages.com/sightseeing/honzawa-onsen-japans-highest-rotenburo/
  11. Yamanashi, Japan one nighter: Kai Yamato Station - Ookuratakamaru - Onsen

    Sorry, duplicate
  12. Thanks. I think the clicker just shows the number...

    Thanks. I think the clicker just shows the number of people taking different courses for that trailhead. I imagine thatíll be used for planning and maintenance purposes.
  13. Yamanashi, Japan one nighter: Kai Yamato Station - Ookuratakamaru - Onsen

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220604/e0375b8b51ece02e91133b573d75896a.jpg


    I planned on going on a two day trip to a famous peak in Japan but had to change plans after failing to read. Left...
  14. So lusciously green! Thanks for sharing

    So lusciously green! Thanks for sharing
  15. Okutama Day Hike: Raiden - Takamitsu - Iwatakeiishi

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    Another day hike to punish my body with increasing duration and effort. Hoping my next trip will be an actual camp to...
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    Hats off to your excellent post trip findings....

    Hats off to your excellent post trip findings. Very deep and informative.

    https://youtu.be/x4fWF3sd8TA
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    Very solid advice. Also the taller the tree, the...

    Very solid advice. Also the taller the tree, the more it will sway in the winds.
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    Most excellent. Thanks again for sharing your...

    Most excellent. Thanks again for sharing your side of the world.
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    Just saw your latest vid albeit late and always...

    Just saw your latest vid albeit late and always enjoyed it Shug. For some reason, the Milky chocolate did not sit right with me unless its their cake or the hard taffy. If I ever get back to visit...
  20. The Australian bush, a 60-minute train ride from Sydney

    Not if you have to stand after a grueling all day hike under a sweltering sun. Also not pleasant if you do find a seat but you stink after a three day trip. [emoji4]
  21. Thanks for the info. Just noticed your handle......

    Thanks for the info. Just noticed your handle... LOL, something I hear my soon to be teenage daughter mumble every so often.
  22. Great report and thanks for sharing. I too am at...

    Great report and thanks for sharing. I too am at the mercy of trains to get me to places but fortunately there are mountains very close by and I can get to the trail head from my door in an hr.
    ...
  23. Nice to meet you I'm watching from Japan using a translation system!

    ハンモックの世界へようこそ!
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    Noice. Looked like time well spent. Thanks for...

    Noice. Looked like time well spent. Thanks for sharing.
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    ViDEO: Solitude on Snowbank....BWCA

    Definitely enjoyed this video Shug. Somehow loved seeing that beaveresque creature more than I should. Missed seeing your long formats. Thanks.
  26. Thread: Flyfizr57

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    Welcome and happy future hangings!

    Welcome and happy future hangings!
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    Free hammocks!

    I got a good chuckle out of this. Bravo to the artist.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200519/ac47cb0be02114a6c2047fda51b12234.jpg
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    Best Hammock for 2 People?

    You can use mule tape or any wide straps that donít stretch to wrap around the base of the tree. You can probably bypass the straps and just peg it to the ground with a sturdy stake.

    I use a...
  29. Day 8 in a hammock. Quarantined and symptomatic

    The problem is brick pillars are strong with vertical force but hammock is pulling horizontally. It may collapse the column.
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  30. Day 8 in a hammock. Quarantined and symptomatic

    +1 about monitoring situation in Georgia. Their health/emergency system cannot cope at their current rate of doubling every 3 days.

    How are you attaching your hammock at home? I noticed the...
  31. Time to get inspired and get out. Thanks.

    Time to get inspired and get out. Thanks.
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    Hanging in Hawaii

    I had no problems and found plenty of places to hang along the public beaches on the Big Island. Few places I could not fully relax because I was under a bunch of hanging coconuts.
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  33. I got so burned. Still peeling my skin off my arm.

    I got so burned. Still peeling my skin off my arm.
  34. Thanks! I think I would have enjoyed it better if...

    Thanks! I think I would have enjoyed it better if I had more time but I'll take any opportunity to get out.
  35. Bike packing: Loop around Mt. Fuji (September 7-8)

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    Cycled in clock wise loop starting from Mt. Fuji station on the north end and finishing at Lake Kawaguchi station. I...
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    My pleasure

    My pleasure
  37. I try to avoid camping on a ridge line because...

    I try to avoid camping on a ridge line because of those winds but you certainly had an awesome morning view. Thanks.
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    I just had to remind myself to slow things down....

    I just had to remind myself to slow things down. Awesome finally getting onto the ridge and be met with the cooling winds.
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    JAPAN: Mitake and Hatonosu Garden Camp

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    I had a free pass from the wife to go out camping on July 27/28 and a weakened typhoon passing the area was not going...
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    First Overnight

    Congratulations looks great! I remember my first hammock camping and it was also with the Blackbird. Thanks for sharing.

    Edit: to your question on height. The farther the trees, the higher you...
  41. Need to bail out due to bad weather. I may...

    Need to bail out due to bad weather. I may Fastpack and check out Hatonosu campground on Saturday.
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    My thoughts are something like this. Cars being...

    My thoughts are something like this. Cars being the hammock.

    https://theoatmeal.com/pl/minor_differences3/bee
  43. Iíll be at the campground albeit later (4/5pm) as...

    Iíll be at the campground albeit later (4/5pm) as Iíll bike around the foothills of Fuji. In case you have time we can certainly meet up.
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    *** CANCELLED ****
  45. No worries. Letís cancel this event and perhaps...

    No worries. Letís cancel this event and perhaps plan again during more favorable weather. I still have my permission and I think Iíll bike pack the foothills of Fuji.
  46. Thatís too bad but Happy Moving day.

    Thatís too bad but Happy Moving day.
  47. Another awesome read. Thanks for sharing

    Another awesome read. Thanks for sharing
  48. Crossing my fingers you get the wifeís blessing....

    Crossing my fingers you get the wifeís blessing. Can you also check with Kumag and Moe?
  49. Looking for suggestions to hammock camp in extreme heat and high humidity

    Japan has similar heat and humidity... or it should if it wasnít for this abnormal rainy season.

    I usually try to camp at higher elevation (above 2000m / little more than 6,500ft).

    If itís...
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    Warbonnet adds continuous loop as default. ...

    Warbonnet adds continuous loop as default.
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