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    It is a great way to relax and connect with some...

    It is a great way to relax and connect with some peace and quiet. You start to hear wind, the rustle of leaves, birds and yes, sometimes neighbors coming and going. Once I slow down and focus on...
  2. Thread: Swingers

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    It’s weird that there are tie outs to stop the...

    It’s weird that there are tie outs to stop the swinging! ��. They are unused on my hammock.
  3. I really like my HG quilts both econ and the...

    I really like my HG quilts both econ and the premium versions. No smell from either unless you get them wet which I have not. I have gotten other down wet and the result is predictable.

    I...
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    Let us (fan boys �� ) know what you think when...

    Let us (fan boys �� ) know what you think when you get them! Looking forward to seeing your set ups!

    One thing I’ve learned is a really like a double layer for the firmness. My first was a...
  5. Thread: Flyfizr57

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    Welcome from the SE of PA!

    Welcome from the SE of PA!
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    Awesome! I’m nowhere near but think this is...

    Awesome! I’m nowhere near but think this is great and very generous. Hope it’s a trend.
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    Welcome Atpase. I just got to visit Switzerland...

    Welcome Atpase. I just got to visit Switzerland in January. Absolutely beautiful where I was in Altdorf. Sadly I had no time to hike or camp but plan to come back for vacation when I can.
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  8. Thread: Tarp tension

    by Skytow
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    I use directly tied ridge lines and learned the...

    I use directly tied ridge lines and learned the hard way you CAN go too tight. I pulled too hard and put a couple of tears in a sil poly Dutch tarp I really liked. I’ve made a patch but it’s in an...
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    Scary fast huh? It’s amazing. On my fifth lair...

    Scary fast huh? It’s amazing. On my fifth lair now and have one for each of the family. We love ‘em!
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    I use Dutch StingerZ and have them clipped to my...

    I use Dutch StingerZ and have them clipped to my tarp where they stay with my lines. I go once around the tree and form a "V" with Zingit and lock it on to the stingerZ. It takes a couple of...
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    Love my SLD Trail Lairs and the service is simply...

    Love my SLD Trail Lairs and the service is simply unbeatable. I have SLD Trail Lairs for the whole family and all give the thumbs up. You can sleep left or right lay and switch at will. Not...
  12. Thread: Eastern Kansas

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    Welcome into / through the rabbit hole!

    Welcome into / through the rabbit hole!
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    Yep! This...

    Yep! This...
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    Just have it made of regular rip stop but have...

    Just have it made of regular rip stop but have Dutch print it with life size hundos! Classy....

    May I suggest gold trim as well.
  15. I like my old HH. It’s short but comfortable. ...

    I like my old HH. It’s short but comfortable. I’ve even mange’s to stay dry with the asym tarp. I mostly use my Trail Lair now but get out the HH every so often. Nice hang spot!
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    Sometimes when I go to sleep and it’s hot, say 75...

    Sometimes when I go to sleep and it’s hot, say 75 or more, I’ll just leave the UQ to the side so i can cool off. By morning I’m always pulling it back under. It’s crazy how chilly it can feel at 70!
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    I have both a superfly and the mountain fly. I...

    I have both a superfly and the mountain fly. I really like that with the mountain fly I can simply duck under the door with out fiddling. In heavy duty weather it’s the superfly for sure.

    In...
  18. Thread: Hi From PA

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    Rob, hello from way SE PA and welcome!

    Rob,

    hello from way SE PA and welcome!
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    Yard to trail! So nice. Been looking for...

    Yard to trail! So nice. Been looking for something like that in retirement / pre retirement.
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    Read up on Hennessy hammock and sailboats! It’s...

    Read up on Hennessy hammock and sailboats! It’s been done.
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    I can add that thinned it is more “in” the...

    I can add that thinned it is more “in” the material than “on” the material. Again FWIW.
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    Well, one more data point for the OP: I thinned...

    Well, one more data point for the OP: I thinned the stuff Warbonnet sent with coleman fuel as it evaporates fast and helped speed along drying. As others noted I got it to about the consistency of...
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    Hah! You are the master of managing and...

    Hah! You are the master of managing and anticipating light and it’s impact on your photos. I’ve been watching and trying to learn / see. I’ll get there but you are the original and the master! ...
  24. Fly in and hike? Nice! I’d love to do a fly...

    Fly in and hike? Nice! I’d love to do a fly in and hike / camp.
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    Welcome from the other side of the state!

    Welcome from the other side of the state!
  26. Glad to hear you are doing ok. I know at least...

    Glad to hear you are doing ok. I know at least half a dozen people now who have had it. My hammock remains my plan “B” should I need it. Thanks for letting us know it is plausible.

    On a...
  27. OP how you feeling? And to keep it on topic how...

    OP how you feeling? And to keep it on topic how has the hammock worked out as your isolation? Iíve considered the same strategy should it come to it.
  28. Hang in there! (Pun intended) It is so weird...

    Hang in there! (Pun intended) It is so weird how wide the range of severity is.

    And... welcome to the forum!
  29. PA got this one right! PA parks and Forrests are...

    PA got this one right! PA parks and Forrests are open but NO facilities. You can hike, walk, or do dispersed backpacking.

    All subject to change, but that’s where we are today.
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    All of this above. Exactly how I do it and it...

    All of this above. Exactly how I do it and it works!
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    Jay, Welcome from the way SE corner of PA!

    Jay,

    Welcome from the way SE corner of PA!
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    Congratulations Dutch! Very nice.

    Congratulations Dutch! Very nice.
  33. A suitable length of Amsteel would be light,...

    A suitable length of Amsteel would be light, strong and you could easily splice a couple of loops and anything else you want on it. Seems like it would be ideal.
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    Iím sorry but courtesy of work I am out. Will...

    Iím sorry but courtesy of work I am out. Will try to make next one.
  35. Thread: Superfly 20d

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    179609 Iíve been happy with my 20d sil poly...

    179609 Iíve been happy with my 20d sil poly Superfly so far. No issues and although Iím as careful as possible stuff happens. Snow, ice, falling branches have all happened but so far so good.
  36. Beautiful thanks! That is one happy dog. So...

    Beautiful thanks! That is one happy dog. So nice to have them along where feasible. Mine is too nuts!
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    Welcome from SE PA! Your story sounds a lot...

    Welcome from SE PA! Your story sounds a lot like mine. Great knowledge here as you have seen!
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    Now all we both need is some rain to run a...

    Now all we both need is some rain to run a ďtestĒ! I got a new Mountain fly for Christmas and went through the whole ďhow do I seal this when itís cold outĒ thing.

    I used the sealer Warbonnet...
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    Thanks, that’s what I recall. I used to do some...

    Thanks, that’s what I recall. I used to do some AT up by Pottsville out to Hawk Mtn area but in and out isn’t legal there since it’s state game lands. Has to be a through hike so to speak.
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    Very nicely shot. Thanks!

    Very nicely shot. Thanks!
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    Welcome from Kennet Square, PA. Used to live in...

    Welcome from Kennet Square, PA. Used to live in Kutztown and went to school in Berks and Lehigh counties!

    Is there anywhere close to the Lehigh Valley you would recommend I could do some...
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    I recently got a new tarp and tied some loops of...

    I recently got a new tarp and tied some loops of 1/8” shock cord that I larksheaded onto the rings. Works fine with my reflective line and line locs. I forget what type of line it is but had it...
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    Excellent! Glad it all worked out. Sounds like...

    Excellent! Glad it all worked out. Sounds like a great time.
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    How’d you make out? Hope everything worked out...

    How’d you make out? Hope everything worked out ok and no falling limbs!
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    Should be good on my end. Crazy work travel is...

    Should be good on my end. Crazy work travel is always an unknown but this should work.
  46. Stay safe gents. Thinking of you all tonight.

    Stay safe gents. Thinking of you all tonight.
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    Oh man, my new mountain fly arrived today but I...

    Oh man, my new mountain fly arrived today but I don’t get to see it til Christmas! I see a December 31 hang into New Years in my future under the new fly!
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    Evergreen Mountain fly for me. (Wife’s...

    Evergreen Mountain fly for me. (Wife’s Christmas present to me she said puleeeze just order it, yes ma’am!)��
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    Yep, think nest not house! That’s how my mutts...

    Yep, think nest not house! That’s how my mutts are happiest.
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    “it would have wood all the way around the bottom...

    “it would have wood all the way around the bottom so theoretically it would be cold, but dead, air underneath.”

    I think this! Dead air = insulation. Even better fill underneath with insulation....
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