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    I would agree here. Letting the contents...

    I would agree here.

    Letting the contents create the needed rigidity is a good solution. Over time I am finding I make good use of multiple frameless packs to be able to match the contents and...
  2. Thanks for the vid! Had a great time. Cold......

    Thanks for the vid! Had a great time. Cold... as far as the thermometer read.. But didn't feel it. Average was in the mid-teens and it was 6F...
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    Sub 24 Overnight Harriman NY

    Hey BGR.. that first picture is the old mine right?

    The cemetery.. we were standing there sort of paying respects and this couple approached us (very elderly gentleman and very young lady)...
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    I retro fit them on all of my tarps... ...

    I retro fit them on all of my tarps...

    Removed all of the d-rings and sewed on the lineloc 5s. That's extreme and you might not want to do that so..

    ... You can buy lineloc 3 hook and clip it...
  5. I should update this for those considering the...

    I should update this for those considering the Monolite. While it was a wonderfully comfortable hammock, mine suffered a catastrophic failure. Tore clean across the body of the hammock. I'm about...
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    I am consuming the Dutch Wire for DIY stuff sacks...

    I am consuming the Dutch Wire for DIY stuff sacks and lanyards that benefit from a stiffer cord that is more friendly to gloved hands and night operations. Anywhere I need to negotiate connecting...
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    Same here... 1.2 Reflective ZLine for the win. ...

    Same here... 1.2 Reflective ZLine for the win.

    Dutch Wire is nearly identical as far as I can tell. I use both but prefer the Z line.


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    I have one you can have. I made a few of them...

    I have one you can have. I made a few of them and am slowly switching away from shoulder mounting. Mine are very simple, UL webbing. One web loop at the top and one at the bottom with a single...
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    99% sure I'm in. Sounds like a plan coming...

    99% sure I'm in.



    Sounds like a plan coming together.



    I told him you would buy one too! :lol:
  10. Where is it.. I'll go get it for you. I have...

    Where is it.. I'll go get it for you.

    I have had three incoming packages returned to the sender as undeliverable, while my address was dead on correct. No idea what's up with that.

    Another...
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    That was likely the worst hang I have ever done. ...

    That was likely the worst hang I have ever done. The high winds had me all befuddled and my feet were way too low. Suffered all night because of it. Why I didn't make and adjustment when I woke to...
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    Sounds like a plan. Weather is expected to clear...

    Sounds like a plan. Weather is expected to clear up early.


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    Canít let this winter vacation end without some...

    Canít let this winter vacation end without some trail time. Iíve done a few day hikes but overnight has been limited to my backyard hammock lab.

    Weather inHarriman looks like rain through the...
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    Congrats on your thruhike! You verbalized with...

    Congrats on your thruhike!

    You verbalized with I wanted to say.. but didn't want to type out on my mobile phone...

    Press down on the nylofume only as much as is needed. There is no real...
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    No stuff sacks. I use a nylofume. Prefer having...

    No stuff sacks. I use a nylofume. Prefer having the quilts fill out the bottom of the pack. Very often donít compress them muchat all.


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    This makes me sad. RIP Rain Man Sent from...

    This makes me sad.
    RIP Rain Man


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    No worries.. I should set this thread to ...

    No worries.. I should set this thread to Follow. I could do either of the two days, just thought Friday/Saturday so I have one full day home before going back to work.

    On behalf of the...
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    I am hoping for some trail time as well. Would...

    I am hoping for some trail time as well. Would love to do Friday/Saturday.. weather dependent.
    Could do Saturday/Sunday as an alternative.

    Should have gone last night. :(
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    The short trip report I got was 12F.

    The short trip report I got was 12F.
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    Yes on the strap. It works but it ainít sexy ...

    Yes on the strap. It works but it ainít sexy


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    No reason you canít get it to fit. I used 20*...

    No reason you canít get it to fit. I used 20* Econ quilts for a few seasons and got them in a 55 liter Arc Blast (and used the same load out with my prior Ohm v2)... along with down jacket and...
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    I use the OR Crocís as well. I prefer the fit...

    I use the OR Crocís as well.

    I prefer the fit of the MLD UL gaiters. Lighter as well. They donít have zippers and do require you to put them on before your boots, so not ideal for deep winter. ...
  23. Zingit on Zingit. I have yet to have one slip...

    Zingit on Zingit.
    I have yet to have one slip on three tarps and countless times setting up.



    Initially I had what was, admittedly, an over-engineered system of diamond knots spliced on...
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    Iím trying to pull off a free day on Friday.. ...

    Iím trying to pull off a free day on Friday.. looking to do Friday/Saturday. Itís going to be cold and likely deep snow. Nalgene, Down pants, gaiters, 0F quilts, Jetboil... likely to be one of my...
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    For those who go searching for tarp ticks.. they...

    For those who go searching for tarp ticks.. they are a Warbonnet product, not Dutchware Gear.
  26. Mini UCRs on split ridge lines for me. Sent...

    Mini UCRs on split ridge lines for me.


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    Be careful with the CF stakes.. I have the Ruta...

    Be careful with the CF stakes.. I have the Ruta Locura version. the metal tip has come out more on two occasions, remaining deep in the soil. Had I been on a multi day trek I would have lost the...
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    Stakes, spare lines and tree straps all go in a...

    Stakes, spare lines and tree straps all go in a zippered cuben fiber taco bag.

    Grab a hammock. Grab a tarp. Grab a taco.
  29. For sure, that's your issue.. a 9'r for your...

    For sure, that's your issue.. a 9'r for your height is likely to be a brutal night sleep. At six foot plus, an 11'r or 12'r is best. Width is a second choice and in my experience less critical. I...
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    Reflective Z-Line is 1.2mm. I use it with...

    Reflective Z-Line is 1.2mm. I use it with modified Lineloc 3s, and Vs.



    I am experimenting with this on my Palace. Orange Z-Line and yellow Dutch Wire.



    Those are Squeeze Hooks. Not...
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    Yes... Reflective Dutch Cord...

    Yes... Reflective Dutch Cord

    I have and use both Dutch's and ZPacks Reflective Z-Line...

    Pretty much the same stuff..
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    Try a cordage like Dutch Wire or Z-Packs Z-Line. ...

    Try a cordage like Dutch Wire or Z-Packs Z-Line.

    I don't use Flyz, but I do leave my guy lines on each tarp and just roll them into the tarp as I slide the skin on. The stiff wire feel of these...
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    That's sweet. I can see folks using this at...

    That's sweet.

    I can see folks using this at the ground points dropping the fixed loop over a stake and tensioning with the prusik.
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    ^^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^^^

    ^^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^^^
  35. Of the three cuben tarps I have, only the...

    Of the three cuben tarps I have, only the Standard Hex has any shock cord. My ground lines are all the same... 1.2 ZPacks Reflective Z-Line with a Double Dragon knot creating an eye in one end. I...
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    I checked what I have and sadly, I don't have any.

    I checked what I have and sadly, I don't have any.
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    I had a Sparrow for a short time... Took it in...

    I had a Sparrow for a short time... Took it in trade. It was a double layer which I didn't really need, but I did find that Papa Smurf's craftsmanship is top notch.

    I have three Hyper D 1.6...
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    Source for Shepardís Hook Stakes

    I donated my micrometer, so no exact measurements, but to the naked eye the difference is obvious....

    Lawson HDs on the left & Vargo Ti on the right.
    ...
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    I'll check today... sorry.

    I'll check today... sorry.
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    Let's propose a group buy.. I'd buy a few...

    Let's propose a group buy.. I'd buy a few backups.

    I have a ton of the skinny Ti hooks from all sources. Amazon, Vargo...
    I carry two just for tarp doors, but I wouldn't trust them for ground...
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    Just went searching for pics of my last trip to...

    Just went searching for pics of my last trip to the Timp. Love that spot. Can't find the pics though.
    Sweet payoff after a challenge hike. And a beautiful view at night. Though last time we were...
  42. I heard rumor a few months back that Lawson was...

    I heard rumor a few months back that Lawson was going to produce a 1.2 Glow Line. I have no issues with I am using and it all works well with Lineloc V, but Lawson cordage glows like a flame thrower...
  43. There are more than a few folks who make good use...

    There are more than a few folks who make good use of asym tarps, and yes it's my opinion optimal results require extra skill and dedication. In fair weather they are a joy and offer plenty of views...
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    I am splitting hairs, or fibers, but I find the...

    I am splitting hairs, or fibers, but I find the basic ucr easier than the whoopie. That said, while I have used both, they are somewhere in the back of the bottom draw in my gear closet......
  45. I made one like your first design.. a DIY Kitsap...

    I made one like your first design.. a DIY Kitsap Style Glasgow Asym Tarp
    Template is here.. but be warned.. it's a big picture.

    More pictures here...

    I used it half a dozen times, with 11'...
  46. I don't feel comfortable with Linelocs on the...

    I don't feel comfortable with Linelocs on the ridge tie outs, but do use them at the ground corners on my tarps. All three tarps use Zpacks 1.2 Reflective Z-Line. The standard and standard with...
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    Totally agree.. I have the original size, and the...

    Totally agree.. I have the original size, and the same micro you have, but it's unpainted. I like it beside my cook kit when making a meal in the winter when sun sets early. I have a crack in the...
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    I use the Becket exclusively. It doesn't drop ...

    I use the Becket exclusively. It doesn't drop when I tie it. I have a diamond knot spliced about two inches down the CL to create both a stopper for the becket to sit against and a thumb loop to...
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    If got a box fabric that was Sqidmarks... let me...

    If got a box fabric that was Sqidmarks... let me see if I have it


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    Is that a micro UCO tea light lantern I see? ...

    Is that a micro UCO tea light lantern I see?


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