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    I like the saying "there is no such thing as bad...

    I like the saying "there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear". For the most part that's true i think
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    WTB: WTB: 11' Snake Skins

    Im looking for (3x) snake skins so I can put everything in a sleeve. 11' is ideal, but 12' would work too. If you have some you dont use any more, let me know

    Thanks!
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    I'm certainly no Shug, but that looks about...

    I'm certainly no Shug, but that looks about right, and probably much more comfortable. But really the test is, how did it feel to you? My back only needs 20-30 minutes to tell me if the hang is off...
  4. I think the biggest benefits from the mass...

    I think the biggest benefits from the mass produced stuff I noticed is -

    Better / more comfortable fabric
    Amazing customer support
    generally more comfortable lay, significantly so in some cases...
  5. Thread: Stealth camp

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    In CA, we have a lot of idiots that leave trash,...

    In CA, we have a lot of idiots that leave trash, glass, play music, or graffiti. I got everything in olive green to avoid attention from random passer-by's, as I'd prefer to keep my favorite spots...
  6. Thread: Stealth camp

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    Have you considered a camo print tarp? the...

    Have you considered a camo print tarp? the patern-to-fabric prints are available from most of the cottage mfg's. you can get a native camo tarp for exactly this purpose. less bulk, less crap to mess...
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    Thats a good reuse of some expensive titanium...

    Thats a good reuse of some expensive titanium sheet. After they water jet the dutch clips out, if you nest them correctly as dutch did, you end up with a grill plate instead of expensive scrap. Smart.
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    One great thing about private companies is when...

    One great thing about private companies is when the owner says "Make X happen", the gears start turning immediately. I work for a medium-large private company that the owner is highly involved in....
  9. Thread: 2QZQ UQP

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    FS: Ill take it, PM'ing now

    Ill take it, PM'ing now
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    I am a big fan of outdoor gear lab best of lists....

    I am a big fan of outdoor gear lab best of lists. Their advice is specific and legitimate enough that I often find their reviews helpful. I dont use them alone to decide on a product, but it helps...
  11. Im not sure about the import regulations, but can...

    Im not sure about the import regulations, but can you order it from Amazon? Martin's Permethrin 10% 32oz bottle for $20 (plus shipping) should be enough for many years. Or does Canada post check...
  12. Thread: Swingers

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    I love swinging. My usual spot has a very long...

    I love swinging. My usual spot has a very long span, so once you get a little swing going it lasts for a long time. I also do a tie out specifically to pull on to swing (or stop swinging). but do...
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    Same here, they beat their quoted delivery time...

    Same here, they beat their quoted delivery time by quite a bit on my Burrow i got a couple weeks ago. A very nice surprise. Gotta love HG!
  14. Nice write up and highlights video! I've never...

    Nice write up and highlights video! I've never been to the carolinas but want to make a trip when travel resumes
  15. Thread: Urban hanging

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    Im going to attempt this at my work; we also have...

    Im going to attempt this at my work; we also have a nice pergola and a couple trees, but I wonder if I will attract their ire for fear of liability... hm, guess I'll find out!
  16. Good idea, thanks!

    Good idea, thanks!
  17. If you try it, I would test it in your back yard...

    If you try it, I would test it in your back yard or some other situation where bail out is easy should things get cold. with that weight, i would hope its warm to 40*!
  18. I recently got a Incubator and Burrow 20* and...

    I recently got a Incubator and Burrow 20* and neither have any predictable smell to me. Just the typical synthetic fabric smell. Just got them so havent put them through the wringer yet, but initial...
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    I ended up going with the Xenon Winter regular as...

    I ended up going with the Xenon Winter regular as I was ordering a Chameleon at the same time and Dutch has a fairly short lead time at the moment (compared to some). The Journey was tempting too for...
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    Sticky: I hung in a woven rope hammock for many years...

    I hung in a woven rope hammock for many years back into my early 20's. I'd schlep that thing in a couple miles sometimes! Although I liked it a lot, once I moved to CA my hikes started getting longer...
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    I treated my cat's fleas with Diatomaceous earth...

    I treated my cat's fleas with Diatomaceous earth and they went away. DTE doent do crap against Fleaz though. wtf? I want my money back

    :)
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    #4 here. No FB for me either. I think most assume...

    #4 here. No FB for me either. I think most assume everyone is on it, but thats not the case (and I'm even a millennial!)
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    Good point on the durability. I just watched...

    Good point on the durability. I just watched Dutch's video on the fabric and the 1.1 seems the way to go
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    Help with tarps, HG Journey vs Dutch Xenon

    Im sure I cant go wrong with either, but do you guys have any feelings on these tarps?

    1. HG Journey, 11', SilPoly 1.1, $145, 450g
    2. Dutch Xenon Winter UL 11', Xenon 0.9, $165, 400g
    3. Dutch...
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    I was supposed to hang in the Hood River area...

    I was supposed to hang in the Hood River area (this week!) for the Gorge Downwind Champs, but covid ruined those plans :( I was looking forward to having some legitimately large trees and shade...
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    I have used both the Sawyer and Martin's. Sawyer...

    I have used both the Sawyer and Martin's. Sawyer has worked well, but I have a lot of stuff to treat so the Martins ends up being 10x cheaper (or more). I did not notice a strong odor after 1 day...
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    Cant help with the plans but I'd like to try out...

    Cant help with the plans but I'd like to try out a hanging tent! just not during the summer. Cool idea. Hope you can make it work
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    I lived in western mass for a few years. You're...

    I lived in western mass for a few years. You're in a pretty part of the state. I love the border with VT/NH. Lots of good hanging opportunities up there and a little further north in Maine. Just put...
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    These are always funny. Im an obsessed...

    These are always funny. Im an obsessed canoer/kayaker as well, and a similar article was just posted about "the best canoe". One would think they would be smart enough to define "Best" as "best for X...
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    Sticky: Love this, especially the racooon, although if...

    Love this, especially the racooon, although if its representative of the coons around me it should have some scavenged food in its mouth!
  31. Thread: OK, have at it!

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    Ditto, I need to start doing this as well. Good...

    Ditto, I need to start doing this as well. Good idea!
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    Thanks for the link. Just ordered a pair ...

    Thanks for the link. Just ordered a pair

    Anyone have experience with the HangTightSHop on etsy?
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/HangTightShop
    They have a 40* TQ/BQ set for $160 and a 20* set for...
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    I was looking at Costco yesterday for their down...

    I was looking at Costco yesterday for their down quilt but didnt see it (probably a bad time if year to look).
    Does it have a specific model or is it just something generic like "Kirkland down...
  34. Must be great to be a weatherman. What's...

    Must be great to be a weatherman. What's happening? hold on, let me go look out the window :)

    Meteorologists are great. 'Weathermen', maybe not so much
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    I have 12'ers and rarely come close to using all...

    I have 12'ers and rarely come close to using all of them. I should probably go down to an 8 or 10', but always like having more than I need since I am on generally short-medium hike ins.
  36. I strongly sympathize for the girl, thats tragic,...

    I strongly sympathize for the girl, thats tragic, but im so tired of the sue-everyone-for-my-own-bad-decision mentality. She should obviously have her bills covered, but a chimney falling on her is...
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    I like this idea :) My wife does not like this...

    I like this idea :)
    My wife does not like this idea :(
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    A little more specifics as to what you think you'll want/need in a hammock will help.

    Are you backpacking to camp or to hike?
    At this point just backpacking to camp. I will not be doing...
  39. Good to see more hangers in CA! Welcome

    Good to see more hangers in CA! Welcome
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    Need a new hammock. Recommendations?

    I have mostly been lounging in my Neo Doublenest for the past couple years, but would like to get something better suited for backpacking. That is, something lighter, smaller, and more comfortable...
  41. Beautiful! makes me miss home (twin cities that...

    Beautiful! makes me miss home (twin cities that is)
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    Like it! I want to do the same thing with some...

    Like it! I want to do the same thing with some camo mesh
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    Amazing trip report! I must hike that trail now!...

    Amazing trip report! I must hike that trail now! Thanks for sharing
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    I have to transition my mindset between Glamping...

    I have to transition my mindset between Glamping with my wife and ultralight which means leaving "all" the "necessities". So far so good ;)

    Not exactly free, but I just found titanium pots and...
  45. Thanks, very good to know. i ended up going for...

    Thanks, very good to know. i ended up going for the regular length as well. their lengths seem more generous than some others quilts
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    I looked at the 2QzQ and it looks like nothing...

    I looked at the 2QzQ and it looks like nothing special (construction wise i mean). Like billybob says, can you just use an old tarp or windblocker fabric and sew in some attachment points for an easy...
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    I got some overly heave Eno AtlasXL straps which...

    I got some overly heave Eno AtlasXL straps which are quite easy, but also much bigger than I need. I think some whoopee slings are in my future!
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    After reading some more I see the wisdom in the 0/20/40 setup.

    I ended up getting a HG Incubator 20* no overstuff Bottom off ebay and ordered a Burrow 20* 1oz overstuff for the exact reasons you...
  49. HG it is. Thanks Guys!

    HG it is. Thanks Guys!
  50. Hammock Gear Economy Burrow 30 vs Sierra Designs Nitro 35

    Hey Guys, I can get a good deal on the Sierra Designs Nitro 35, but am also considering the Hammock Gear Economy Burrow 30. They come out to pretty much the same price.

    Which would you prefer and...
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