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  1. Yea they weren't that bad. Trail maintenance has...

    Yea they weren't that bad. Trail maintenance has probably stopped for the year but still only a few blow downs! Thanks for watching!!!
  2. Ha yea, definitely added some distance. Thanks...

    Ha yea, definitely added some distance. Thanks for watching!



    Thanks for watching!



    Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed :)
  3. VIDEO: Hiking 100 Miles in the North Woods | Maine

    My friend and I spent 6 days hiking the 100 Mile Wilderness in Maine. We had mostly good weather except for very heavy rain one night which caused the rivers to rise like crazy and the last day. ...
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    I like a top cover, however I have found that...

    I like a top cover, however I have found that when it gets into the teens the condensation starts happening. I started sleeping with my head out and the rest of my body under the top cover. That has...
  5. It sure was. Not as grand as the presidential...

    It sure was. Not as grand as the presidential range for sure, but so many less people. Thanks for watching!



    Thanks for watching!!!



    Thanks for the kind words! The weather was great. It...
  6. Going SOBO it was pretty dry after Unknown Pond....

    Going SOBO it was pretty dry after Unknown Pond. After Cabot if you go down Bunnell Notch Trail about a 1/4 mile, there will be a small brook on the right that you climb down to and then again at...
  7. VIDEO: Kilkenny Traverse | White Mountains

    Had a good few days in the woods hiking the Kilkenny Ridge Trail in the White Mountains. This is the northern most section of the Whites and less crowded which made for a very relaxing trip. ...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Thanks for watching!! Ha I was in fact...

    Thanks for watching!!



    Ha I was in fact surprised at the pre-mapped vs recorded miles. Thanks for watching!
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    Haha I know I'm not the only one that feels good...

    Haha I know I'm not the only one that feels good when they get that strap adjustment correct. Obviously what you didn't see is the finite adjustments before that sweet spot :-) I did have great...
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    Thanks for watching!

    Thanks for watching!
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    From what I saw online, it looked like it was...

    From what I saw online, it looked like it was open. I was ready to continue on if not, but a few others I saw confirmed it was the first day of it being open.
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    Thanks for watching!! Definitely try to make it...

    Thanks for watching!! Definitely try to make it to the Whites if you can!
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    VIDEO: Lower Pemi Loop, White Mountains, NH

    Had a great few days doing a relaxing hike in the Pemigewasset Wilderness. The goal was to explore the wilderness I overlook when I do a traditional "Pemi Loop". Didn't see many people, was pretty...
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    VIDEO: Summer Gear Hammock Load-Out

    Feel free to tell me to take this down if videos are not welcome, but I figure it's a hammock load-out, with I hope some good info and someone might benefit from it!

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    Agreed!!!

    Agreed!!!
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    VIDEO: Great sunset, solo overnight

    Hey all!

    I make it a point not to post every trip video on here, but I thought this one was special. Found a local spot that I could actually camp at and it turned out to be a perfect spot with...
  18. Yay!!!! Thanks for watching :-)

    Yay!!!! Thanks for watching :-)
  19. VIDEO: Northville Placid Trail thru-hike: Part 1

    This is part 1 of our Northville Placid Trail thru-hike in the Adirondacks. I was glad to have an intergrated bug net on this one :)

    Day 1: Northern Terminus to Ouluska Shelter, 17 Miles
    Day 2:...
  20. Canon g7x Mark II for the camera. Debating...

    Canon g7x Mark II for the camera. Debating whether to bring it to film my Northville Placid Trail thru-hike in a few weeks. I like having a real camera for shorter trips, but will probably try to...
  21. Thanks for watching! I'll definitely be working...

    Thanks for watching! I'll definitely be working on minimizing unnecessary footage as I learn what is fun to record/watch. Haha I also find myself skipping through long videos and often just to the...
  22. VIDEO: White Mountains Solo Backpacking (first video)

    This is my first attempt at a trip report video. Lots of mumbling and wind noise, but some pretty scenery and the mumbling gets better as I become more comfortable with the camera :D

    I had a rough...
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    Dutch's BBB Rating

    Gave a 5 star BBB review! Dutchware responds so quick and always very helpful. If there are any issues the RMA process is one of the easiest and least frustrating experiences I've encountered....
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    Pulled the trigger

    I have the standard cf and I smile every time I set it up :-) Probably my favorite piece of gear. You'll forget about the price soon enough, well worth it.
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    Possible mod for dyneema tarp....

    I like this method for tarp doors. Shock cord and mitten hooks. Simple and works great. https://youtu.be/zphVe1V8GCg
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    I tried tying a clove hitch around the shock cord...

    I tried tying a clove hitch around the shock cord and hook with 1.75mm zing-it. Worked great!
  27. Do you have to be over 40 to join?

    Do you have to be over 40 to join?
  28. Thread: new york hang

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    NY Hammock meetup group

    Check out The Hammock Backpacking Group on Meetup

    https://www.meetup.com/The-Hammock-Backpacking-Group/

    Trips mainly around NY/NJ. Great group of people!
  29. Thread: Cuben leaks!

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    I just experienced some leaking from my cuben...

    I just experienced some leaking from my cuben tarp the other day. I didn't have time to investigate when it was happening since it was dripping into my hammock, but I think it was because I was using...
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    It was a very nice sleep indeed.

    It was a very nice sleep indeed.
  31. Ordered mine w/cover!

    Ordered mine w/cover!
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    To me it feels really close to the Argon. I have...

    To me it feels really close to the Argon. I have a normal Burrow with the 67 taffeta on the inside which feels a bit "softer", but in no way does the Econ fabric feel scratchy. I have an Econ Burrow...
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    Took my Econ 40 around the Cranberry Lake 50 in...

    Took my Econ 40 around the Cranberry Lake 50 in the Adirondacks this week and it was great! Can't wait for the 40 Burrow to arrive!
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