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  1. Very interesting look at a part of our country...

    Very interesting look at a part of our country I've never been to. I liked you music selection. Was that another Democrat lead city following some peaceful protests? What I liked the most was the...
  2. Looks like Jack Frost has been very busy. Great...

    Looks like Jack Frost has been very busy. Great photos!
  3. Option 3. Go to a local fabric/sewing store and...

    Option 3. Go to a local fabric/sewing store and they have seam rippers that will allow you to open up the original sewn gros tape (sp?) There are YT vids showing how if it isn't immediately...
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    Two hang between a tree and the post and one...

    Two hang between a tree and the post and one hangs between the two trees.
  5. PM me and I'll send you a Ripstop by the Roll 11'...

    PM me and I'll send you a Ripstop by the Roll 11' hammock for just the USPS small package flat rate. I bought it, and never have used it as I have too many other hammocks. It would be an...
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    Unless he is getting ready for another growth...

    Unless he is getting ready for another growth spurt, I'd say stick with the standard 11'. 10' are typically for smaller folks. I have a 12' SLD Trail Lair, and it is a comfortable as my 11'...
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    I have one asym GE WBBB XLC and two sym GEs DH...

    I have one asym GE WBBB XLC and two sym GEs DH Sparrow and SLD Trail Lair. As a full time hanger, my personal preference is for the sym GEs because I am able to shift positions seamlessly without...
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    Here is a pic of checking A-B Wilderness hunting...

    Here is a pic of checking A-B Wilderness hunting camps up on the divide between Slough and Buffalo Creeks. Incredibly wonderful memories closing out the back country patrol cabins at the end of...
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    Is it the Hell Roaring Cr. on the north end of...

    Is it the Hell Roaring Cr. on the north end of the park. If so it isn't too far and you would be into the Absaroka Wilderness and free to hammock anywhere and the opportunities are abundant. I...
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    FS: I'll take the Amok Skjold. THX

    I'll take the Amok Skjold. THX
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    Advise checking next summer to see if they have...

    Advise checking next summer to see if they have adopted any new regulations. Yellowstone should be suitable for the vast majority of sites. Grand Teton will be problematic at the higher alpine...
  12. Nice video. I had the pleasure of working trails...

    Nice video. I had the pleasure of working trails out of Big Prairie in that area east of Holland Pass in 76 and on the Holland Lake side of the Swan Range (and the Missions) out of Condon in 77...
  13. As a nightly ambidextrous hanger that shifts...

    As a nightly ambidextrous hanger that shifts positions through out the night I think Latherdome's observations are spot on.
  14. I can't stand having my feet together annoying...

    I can't stand having my feet together annoying each other. There are ways of dealing if you can't find a natural separation by spreading your legs by either putting something between you feet;...
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    You might try replacing the ridge line with an...

    You might try replacing the ridge line with an adjustable ridge line, like a whoopie riddge line. I have three GEs, a DH Sparrow, a WBBB XLC, and a SLD Trail Lair. I have lengthened the ridge line...
  16. Now what exactly does that mean? :laugh:

    Now what exactly does that mean? :laugh:
  17. Depends. I use two, fore and aft, when using it...

    Depends. I use two, fore and aft, when using it with my DH Sparrow or SLD Trail Lair. But I should add that I've lengthened the Sparrow ridge line to the sweet spot, and the TL is a 12 footer.
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    Winter is here, blizzard, snow, and -2 below 0...

    Winter is here, blizzard, snow, and -2 below 0 F*; And this is MT's banana belt. -29F in Potomac, MT

    Another round of super pics that make me feel warm inside.
  19. Greeting from the USofA's inter-mountain west...

    Greeting from the USofA's inter-mountain west where the night sky still can be abundantly dark. When I took my evening walk while working in the wilderness areas of Montana and Wyoming it was always...
  20. Somewhere along the line I picked up a couple of...

    Somewhere along the line I picked up a couple of used DCF roll top/buckle bags of this style. No maker indicated on the bags. One of them has a black micro fleece square on one side sewn to the DCF...
  21. Instead of sleeping commando, i wear boxers or...

    Instead of sleeping commando, i wear boxers or longies depending on the weather. Uncomfortable as all get out, but not all my hammocks are coyote brown.
  22. FS/FT: I'll take the Cedar creek UQ.

    I'll take the Cedar creek UQ.
  23. Poll: You might check the availability of a FS rental...

    You might check the availability of a FS rental cabin or possibly an outfitter who rents yurts. I've been on similar trips in Colorado a number of years ago. I've also skied through the Bog Marshes...
  24. What kind of cottage did you buy? Or was that a...

    What kind of cottage did you buy? Or was that a cottage vendor hammock maker? :laugh:
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    As for the fabric in your face, there is a...

    As for the fabric in your face, there is a modification that you can find by searching on "knotty mod". Personally, I don't use tie outs and am not bothered by the extra fabric. But I have come to...
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    90I have a DH Sparrow and love it. However, you...

    90I have a DH Sparrow and love it. However, you might see if you can beg, borrow, or steal on of the 90 degree style hammocks, say a Amok Draumr, and see how that works for you I find my 90*...
  27. left lay = feet left side of hammock and head on...

    left lay = feet left side of hammock and head on right side of hammock (also called reverse lay). right lay = feet right side of hammock and head to the left side of hammock (also called normal...
  28. I sleep nightly in a hammock. That is not...

    I sleep nightly in a hammock. That is not counting the napping and watching videos and movies on the computer monitor too. I like my Hammocktent 90* because it is especially comfortable for side...
  29. A UQ is quite a bit nicer than an insulated pad....

    A UQ is quite a bit nicer than an insulated pad.

    I prefer to use my quality down bags in TQ mode. I did so even before I started using a hammock, i.e. laying on top of an insulated pad on the...
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    Personally, I think that will be a pretty hefty...

    Personally, I think that will be a pretty hefty load on one stud (and one screw into the top plate with the L track). I prefer the L track multiple screws to the one lag bolt, as I like some...
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    May depend on what your intended use for the...

    May depend on what your intended use for the hammock is. I like SL for backpacking, e.g. WBBB XLC SL with Wooki, except for my Hammocktent 90* which has a pad pocket (I use either a pad, but prefer...
  32. Gorgeous country. I was fortunate enough to...

    Gorgeous country. I was fortunate enough to spend a decade working out of Blackrock RS (Teton Wilderness) about five miles east of Moran, WY. And thirteen seasons out of Gardiner...
  33. Okay, time for a first time video publish...

    Okay, time for a first time video publish attempt:

    Rumble:
    https://rumble.com/vajtcv-carver-420l-rohloffgates-drive-and-ibexburley-diy-trailer-plus-belle-marie.html

    Youtube in case Rumble...
  34. Adventure Cycling Bike Travel Weekend...and hanging in the rain..plus, DOG

    This spring I committed to repeating my Bike Travel Weekend that I started last year since moving over here to the Bitterroot. Adventure Cycling is a wonderful nation wide association that produces...
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    I don't see anything.

    I don't see anything.
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    C Clove hitch and girth hitch are two...

    C

    Clove hitch and girth hitch are two different knots. Clove hitch has the second loop thrown with the working end running the opposite way of the lead end and the girth hitch has both the...
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    This was the cinch "knot" I most often used on a...

    This was the cinch "knot" I most often used on a riding saddle as it lies flat. For pack saddles it was a loop poked through the ring and a slippery bight pushed through. That made it easy to both...
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    Recently I missed sniping a Superior set up off...

    Recently I missed sniping a Superior set up off ebay when my feeble mind got distracted by some shiny object. Still POed about that one. Oh well, one of these days.
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    You might also try increasing the ridge line...

    You might also try increasing the ridge line length with a whoopie ridge line or CL (with a carabiner to adjust length. For me to find the sweet spot in both my WBBB XLC and DH Sparrow I did this. ...
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    It looks like a girth or cow hitch on a bight. ...

    It looks like a girth or cow hitch on a bight. The bight is so you can pull it undone
  41. Heck, when I was fighting fires the FS provided...

    Heck, when I was fighting fires the FS provided the gear, including synthetic sleeping bags (yellow in color as I will not forget). And it was a good thing because use and abuse is the nature if the...
  42. I would add that my border collie's pad rolls...

    I would add that my border collie's pad rolls around the interior of my back pack forming a soft "barrel" to load gear into. Inside the "barrel" I insert an unscented trash compactor bag for water...
  43. Thread: Fess Up

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    I'm one of the lucky 25% of gents who develops...

    I'm one of the lucky 25% of gents who develops BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia) and have had my prostate reamed out with a laser twice. This spring it nearly killed me, or at least I wanted to die....
  44. My border collie sleeps on her own pad under the...

    My border collie sleeps on her own pad under the hammock/tarp or in an Alcott pup tent. Many nights she prefers to roll her own on the ground. Never in the hammock, and she likes it that way.
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    Do my eyes deceive me or is that a smiling orange...

    Do my eyes deceive me or is that a smiling orange lying on the ground in the 3rd picture? What is the story behind that?

    It reminds me of one of my own "Once upon a time..." stories. A couple of...
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    Welcome to the HF. Great place for information...

    Welcome to the HF. Great place for information and opinions, all for free ;-)
  47. I hear you brother. My personal candidate...

    I hear you brother.


    My personal candidate for the most ridiculous undersized stuff sack goes to....wait for it.....drum roll....Exped inflatable pad stuff sacks.
  48. Personally, I think it is wiser to spend $$ on a...

    Personally, I think it is wiser to spend $$ on a UQ that is specifically designed to be a UQ. It is simpler to install, made to install as a UQ, and thus, should function substantially better than a...
  49. Really tough to hear about the loss and...

    Really tough to hear about the loss and challenges from the fires. Good news is you are safe and sound and most things are replaceable or not essential to life, liberty, or happiness.

    I attached...
  50. Part of the rationale behind using a pump sack is...

    Part of the rationale behind using a pump sack is that you avoid moisture laden breath entering the inflatable mattress. This keeps the insulation from becoming funky. So, why did you blow up the...
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