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    Good to keep in mind when using marginally rated...

    Good to keep in mind when using marginally rated rigging.

    Recently I tested some light polyester webbing—3.3g/ft, which is coincidentally the same g/ft as the Kevlar I normally use—which has a...
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    FS: Emberlit titanium twig stove

    This is the original, before the Mini (no longer made) and the FireAnt. Not a knock-off. Includes the original top cross-bars for smaller pots and the carrying case.

    It has been used a fair bit...
  3. ^^^^^^^^^Good explanation. :cool: Single-piece...

    ^^^^^^^^^Good explanation. :cool:

    Single-piece ridgeline and CRL aren't the same thing, although CRL is nearly always used to refer to any non-split ridgeline.
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    Sorry, my mistake. I thought DutchConch was...

    Sorry, my mistake. I thought DutchConch was seeking opinions.

    Having personally witnessed a Monolite failing catastrophically has clouded my judgement.
  5. Just had some tree guys on our condo property the...

    Just had some tree guys on our condo property the other day and they were using Petzl ascenders.

    I only used Prusiks one time in my life to actually climb up a rope—while doing a crevasse rescue...
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    In that case, perhaps consider something like MTN...

    In that case, perhaps consider something like MTN 1.2 .... I don't see the point in getting a hammock made with an ethereally light material and then doubling up.
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    Listen to gooless and get some Evo loops or tie a...

    Listen to gooless and get some Evo loops or tie a knot (slipped buntline hitch) or use a loop in the webbing, then center them. Tying off the side of tree trunks is a royal and unnecessary PITA, and...
  8. I'm a huge fan of this 'format.' Done many a...

    I'm a huge fan of this 'format.'

    Done many a quick pop into the woods to test things, and lucky to live close enough to make it to Lake Nawahunta in about 35 minutes, condo to campsite.

    Very...
  9. I agree about the sale question... never seen...

    I agree about the sale question... never seen them on sale as a package.

    However, that really is an excellent deal @$500 if you just want to 'dip a toe in the pool' to see if you like it. It's...
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    Ordered from SLD? You'll have it by Tuesday!...

    Ordered from SLD? You'll have it by Tuesday! Heck, maybe Monday... :laugh:

    EDIT: ... just saw the other thread you ordered from Dutch. Still pretty quick.
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    I'm jealous! :laugh: Glad you were able to get...

    I'm jealous! :laugh:

    Glad you were able to get out. Not supposed to be a bunch of rain. Enjoy!
  12. I was out on a trip with some tenting friends and...

    I was out on a trip with some tenting friends and there were some lightning storms passing during the evening into the wee hours. I spoke to him (my buddy, JimmyB) about it in the morning and we were...
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    Is this for your running pack setup, where volume...

    Is this for your running pack setup, where volume is really critical?

    If so, I'd get whatever color is available in Hexon 1.0. For a UL backpack of 40L or more I'd stick with Hexon 1.6, also...
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    Here's how I attach tarp to CRL. Just need a cord...

    Here's how I attach tarp to CRL. Just need a cord that is good for knots... not Zing-it, etc. (I'm sure some folks are getting tired of my ad nauseum repetition... I like 2mm Lawson Glowire and...
  15. Thread: Pack sizes?

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    No pack liner for the past 10 years and no...

    No pack liner for the past 10 years and no problems. DCF packs are pretty darn water resistant without any supplemental liner. Also, my rainwear of choice for heavy rain is a poncho, which makes an...
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    Indeed, another nice loop without too much...

    Indeed, another nice loop without too much elevation change, and most of it is right at the start when you're fresh. Plenty of spots to hang it up when you've had enough. :laugh:



    These are...
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    Congrats and kudos! :cool:

    Congrats and kudos! :cool:
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    That is a good point. If I have a lot of room...

    That is a good point. If I have a lot of room left after packing everything, I close the top of the pack and then 'massage' from the bottom of the pack upward to de-compress the quilts a bit and fill...
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    I had a similar experience Monday morning,...

    I had a similar experience Monday morning, although the wind speed was only 20mph or so.

    I do not use a snakeskin. I release the downwind corner guy lines and then the upwind corner guy lines. I...
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    I like these, and they're far easier to make and...

    I like these, and they're far easier to make and use than the 'classic' soft shackle, which can be a real bear to release when wet or frozen.

    Nice to see Jeff demonstrate that knots other than...
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    Subscribed! Perfect time to be transiting the...

    Subscribed!

    Perfect time to be transiting the desert. :cool:
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    Since I was solo I decided on a change of venue,...

    Since I was solo I decided on a change of venue, and did indeed park at Sebago boat launch and went the other way, up Seven Hills and then Tuxedo-Mt Ivy around to Breakneck, etc. Found a spot and...
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    No offense, but it just didn't look like the same...

    No offense, but it just didn't look like the same stuff since it's backlit in the knot photo. Per TominMN, when I zoom in it does appear to be braided.

    Of course it can break. It has a breaking...
  24. I have what you're looking for in Hexon 1.0. Asym...

    I have what you're looking for in Hexon 1.0. Asym net, quilt hooks, side pull-out hooks, Coyote Brown. Dutch SRL is gray Lash-it. The CLs are some that I made before learning to splice, using double...
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    I don't understand what's going on because the...

    I don't understand what's going on because the material in the pic depicting the cord tied together with double fisherman's bend does not look at all like Amsteel or any other Dyneema type product.
    ...
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    I'm a little OCD like that. :laugh: I'm always...

    I'm a little OCD like that. :laugh:

    I'm always saying I've hiked every inch of Harriman State Park — and I have hiked all the major trails multiple times — but there's the occasional little...
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    I wish I had some before/after pics of a sleeping...

    I wish I had some before/after pics of a sleeping bag that that used to be included in a survival kit that the USAF supplied to airmen a few decades ago. I was a student in the water survival course...
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    I think there are some nice rocks there where you...

    I think there are some nice rocks there where you can sit and catch some sun while dining. :thumbup:

    Beautiful day for a hike. A bit warmer tomorrow but today's a dandy!
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    Ha, that's a great location! I'm planning to end...

    Ha, that's a great location! I'm planning to end tomorrow's hike at Dutch Doctor, for anyone who wants to pop in with an easy 1.7mi stroll from Johnsontown Rd circle.
  30. LOL ... 35 years fed LEO and military. Used to be...

    LOL ... 35 years fed LEO and military. Used to be if you showed up for firearms qualification and didn't have the appropriate number of spare magazines for one of your weapons you were sent to the...
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    You'll find that a Primus canister works much...

    You'll find that a Primus canister works much better with the BRS. However I agree that you've probably damaged the threads in the BRS. They're nice little stoves but the aluminum threads are...
  32. If you make a habit of sending out a packing list...

    If you make a habit of sending out a packing list of mandatory items and then do a thorough pack dump and gear check right at the trailhead you can put a swift end to that problem.

    I'm very...
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    As gooless has suggested, the answer here is to...

    As gooless has suggested, the answer here is to put some sort of pull cord on the CL (Amsteel) when using a Becket hitch. Autumn Ultralight makes a super-neat CL with the pull cord spliced into the...
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    OK, wise guy! :lol: ...

    OK, wise guy! :lol:

    https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftse1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOIP.gZoT83GxNuR_p7yCs-gScQHaFb%26pid%3DApi&f=1
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    This is primarily a function of the material from...

    This is primarily a function of the material from which the quilt is made; Econ quilts are 20D and Premium are 10D. Big difference, much more so than the advantage in compressibility of 950 vs 850FP...
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    Wooo-Hooo! Weather forecast is possible showers...

    Wooo-Hooo! Weather forecast is possible showers Sun a.m. but 0% precip Sun nite.
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    I'm getting in one more trip before Covid shot #2...

    I'm getting in one more trip before Covid shot #2 and other social crap (birthdays, anniversaries... ok just kidding) that will clog the calendar for the month of April.

    Once again, Sun-Mon...
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    Kevlar and rings...? Hmm, maybe, since there are...

    Kevlar and rings...? Hmm, maybe, since there are no sharp corners. Definitely not buckles—they actually need a very small radius corner to work—nor most of the bling which has very minimal chamfering...
  39. What sort of hammock? I'm assuming a spreader bar...

    What sort of hammock? I'm assuming a spreader bar type such as Ridgerunner. I personally found that an air mat in a GE would never work for me.

    The only way you'll know for sure what works for you...
  40. The one Countrybois linked above is the only one...

    The one Countrybois linked above is the only one I've heard of, and of course it came out right after I did an ugly patch job with the liquid silicone.
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    Yes, sorry I had to edit above... looks like...

    Yes, sorry I had to edit above... looks like 10g/ft. :mellow:

    Depends on how you're using them and whether or not you're a UL gram weenie. I'm okay up to 3.3g/ft—which describes my preferred...
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    I think I read somewhere that it's about 6g/ft...

    I think I read somewhere that it's about 6g/ft ....

    However, if you check them out on Dutchware website it indicates that a pair of 8' straps weighs 161.3g which works out to 10g/foot. Pretty...
  43. Nope. I tried that one on a GG pack. :(

    Nope. I tried that one on a GG pack. :(
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    It was mentioned here...

    It was mentioned here by Jolly, who has both.
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    I think I'd backpack the JMT. More realistic...

    I think I'd backpack the JMT.

    More realistic right now is the Uinta Highline because it's about half the distance of JMT and I could go slower and smell the flowers and take more pics.
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    What width do you plan to get? If it's more than...

    What width do you plan to get? If it's more than 58" it will probably be Hexon because as of now Cloud .71 doesn't come in XL width. And as others have reported, Hexon packs smaller than Cloud .71.
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    Short and sweet! Glad you found success with your...

    Short and sweet! Glad you found success with your new gear.

    I really like the 'format' of the quick overnight for testing gear and just getting out between 'real' trips. :)
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    I've used quilt hooks but over time found that I...

    I've used quilt hooks but over time found that I didn't need them if the UQ is reasonably well adjusted. Every now and then the UQ will need a little tug this way or that, which is easy enough for...
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    I have an 11'x58" Tree Runner w/Knotty mods...

    I have an 11'x58" Tree Runner w/Knotty mods (head/foot sides) that you're welcome to try but I'm pretty sure it would be too narrow for you.



    Yes, but I think you're right to entertain other...
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    I'd get a 40deg and augment with clothing when...

    I'd get a 40deg and augment with clothing when the temp dips a bit below that.

    In the summer you'll find that both those quilts, especially the Incubator, are mega-massive overkill and you might...
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