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  1. Thanks Loki..... Where are you in Florida...the...

    Thanks Loki.....
    Where are you in Florida...the Keys?
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    Though I have never owned a motorcycle ...that...

    Though I have never owned a motorcycle ...that sure is a right goodie looking machine.
    My Dad would never buy me a mini-bike. Bought me a unicycle instead.
    Shug
  3. Hmmmm...could be I reckon. But it is a 28x24...

    Hmmmm...could be I reckon.
    But it is a 28x24 acrylic painting I am doing. Hope to do the final details today.
  4. Are they fans of both you and Him??? Shug ...

    Are they fans of both you and Him???
    Shug

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49437357077_3bbf1aabdf_c.jpg
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    Try putting the pad inside your TQ. That is what...

    Try putting the pad inside your TQ. That is what I do and never have any condensation though I use a Thermarest type sit pad.
  6. Thread: Equipment storage

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    These quilt bags from Hammock Gear work great....

    These quilt bags from Hammock Gear work great. Breathable.....https://hammockgear.com/storage-sack/

    Shug
  7. Thread: Equipment storage

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    I do hang all my TQs, sleeping bags and UQs....

    I do hang all my TQs, sleeping bags and UQs.
    Shug

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    https://live.staticflickr.com/8456/7933843510_f57a6d2244_c.jpg
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    So we've camped in winter before. This last weekend, against better judgement, I tried tenting again and it was a fail. Windy snow storm interfered with set up, to much gear, frozen ground thwarted...
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    I agree with this. Try migrating your down to...

    I agree with this. Try migrating your down to where your elbow /shoulder go when you go to your side.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/07rYfwaOyDQ
  10. Good report pics and video. Quite the winter...

    Good report pics and video. Quite the winter adventure but a rousing Happy Birthday sung in the storm. A memorable trip for sure.
    Too bad on the tarp!
    Shug
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    Nice to hear some of it is open. Hickery and I...

    Nice to hear some of it is open. Hickery and I did that trail in May of 2018. Really something different for me and him.
    Plus hitting BBQ joints on the way and back.
    Shug

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    I bring mix. Ti shepard, aluminum shepard...

    I bring mix. Ti shepard, aluminum shepard (thicker) and a stake from my Amok.
    Shug
  13. The Exped works great in the Draumr as UQs don't...

    The Exped works great in the Draumr as UQs don't really fit the Draumr.
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    Hey!,,,they aren't all lollygags.... Border...

    Hey!,,,they aren't all lollygags....
    Border Route thru, Art Loeb thru, Foothills thru, Linville Gorge Grand Loop, Snowbank/Kekekabic/Disappointment Loop.
    But at times I do just ant to be in the...
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    Manatee City!!!! Wow! I remember seeing my first...

    Manatee City!!!! Wow! I remember seeing my first one in Miami in 1978 and was awestruck. Loved that one gave you the nostril-blow.
    So may critters for ya'll.
    Really looked like a right goodie of a...
  16. Comfy looking hound. What breed or a mix?

    Comfy looking hound. What breed or a mix?
  17. Great trail Hickery and I through hiked a few...

    Great trail Hickery and I through hiked a few years ago. Like to do it again someday.
    I'll grab your straps for ya'....
    Shug
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    I did a video on that subject. May give some...

    I did a video on that subject. May give some insight.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/ppcT-HeRy0E
  19. I put my Exped Downmat 9 XP in my Draunr XL and...

    I put my Exped Downmat 9 XP in my Draunr XL and it worked just fine. Very little flop at each end and fine as I am 6 feet tall.
    Shug
  20. I would put a continuous loop if you want to use...

    I would put a continuous loop if you want to use a dutch biner.
    Shug
  21. It is true. None of my DCF tarps pack down as...

    It is true. None of my DCF tarps pack down as small as my silnylon or silpoly tarps.
    Shug
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    Have fun in your research. As to UQ's, I have...

    Have fun in your research.
    As to UQ's, I have several videos that may give some insight.....https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLahaAdtfX9ZKzSYSBm3mBYSPGHjdyGqsL
    The partial UQs are favored by...
  23. Thread: Triangle Things

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    If your interested, I break down primary and...

    If your interested, I break down primary and secondary on the video below.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/xrGfSgt1w2E
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    I always like looking at Florida trip reports....

    I always like looking at Florida trip reports. Such a different look than where I backpack. Looks like a right goodie of a journey. Soggy feet and all.
    Whoooooo Buddy))))))
    Shug
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    Campsites 3 and 4 are right by the river. Pretty...

    Campsites 3 and 4 are right by the river. Pretty good sites.
    Shug
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    You can add an s-biner or mini biner to the...

    You can add an s-biner or mini biner to the suspension of the Yeti and then clip it to the hammock suspension.
    That is what I always do.
    Shug
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    We have no sweetie that comes close to the Flake....

    We have no sweetie that comes close to the Flake. So I take what I can get!!!!
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    Whoooooooo Buddy)))) and a Flake and P&G Tips!...

    Whoooooooo Buddy)))) and a Flake and P&G Tips!
    Shug
  29. I tried it as a test with a HG TQ. But I kept the...

    I tried it as a test with a HG TQ. But I kept the quilt on my pad.
    Worked pretty good.
    Missed the hammock though~~~~
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/Eyt3h9PaOrg
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    My buddy Hickery sure likes his Clark. He carries...

    My buddy Hickery sure likes his Clark. He carries it about half the time.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/pv7EWHue7pY
  31. Sounds like you could for sure get condensation...

    Sounds like you could for sure get condensation in that set up....especially from the space blankets. Maybe warm but moist.
    I tried them a lot in my hammock infancy and was always damp.
    Went to...
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    ....some fellers a'call it a kaiser blade. I call...

    ....some fellers a'call it a kaiser blade. I call it a sling blade. Yessir.
    Karl
    You will be Happy

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    Just spread the fabric at the seam well with...

    Just spread the fabric at the seam well with fingers of one hand and paint and push it on in with the other.
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    I would go by what they recommend. Just seam...

    I would go by what they recommend.
    Just seam sealed WB Superfly I bought for my nephew. (Yes, I always seam seal even if they sat no sealing needed)
    Kept my studio heat cranked to ensure a good...
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    I agree with this comment! That book is an...

    I agree with this comment!
    That book is an all-time reference.
    Shug
  36. I'll remind you of a few. Iron Lung! Oh, that...

    I'll remind you of a few.
    Iron Lung! Oh, that was my lie.
    Shaaa
  37. I like my Raven and never had a bug one me whilst...

    I like my Raven and never had a bug one me whilst using it.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/r--ChnEWvMQ
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    They do give the lead times in red right under...

    They do give the lead times in red right under the price and description.
    Shug

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  39. Good to hear that. It sure was ice to be there. ...

    Good to hear that. It sure was ice to be there.


    I always come out of a snowy wintery trip thinking "everything is double the work for winter camping!"
    And it is.
    But there is a thrill being...
  40. Thread: location change

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    I think you may be asking about HangCon Here is...

    I think you may be asking about HangCon
    Here is the...
  41. Thread: AMOK DRAMUR

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    It is dependent on a pad for support and warmth....

    It is dependent on a pad for support and warmth. You could always jury-rig a UQ under the pad somehow if you wanted to play around with it.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/IWdatsAnu7Q

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  42. I don't think I am done yet. Just may slow down...

    I don't think I am done yet. Just may slow down and seek the joy of doing them again.
    Anything with the type of interaction You Tube brings can kind of drain a feller at times.
    Thanks for the...
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    I think I just need an internet break!! As always...

    I think I just need an internet break!! As always I try to present a positive personality but it gets harder to do as I have been at the YT thing since 2008 and all that cyber-connection starts to...
  44. Self dentistry! Aye! Had a weird string of...

    Self dentistry!


    Aye! Had a weird string of it lately. Thinking of pulling my plug on You Tube this year.



    The Luci light did well though had to heat the valve with hot water to deflate....
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    Priceless....literally. Shug

    Priceless....literally.
    Shug
  46. That was really nice meeting Annie. We talked a...

    That was really nice meeting Annie. We talked a good while on the trail.


    Thanks. That was a sweaty wet trip for sure!
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    Just grab your lines and bend them to break the...

    Just grab your lines and bend them to break the ice. And hand friction them with gloves on to get the ice off some more.
    Bang the ice off of your tarp.
    Done it myself.
    Shug
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    That -25 bag weighs 15 pounds! And the 25 bag...

    That -25 bag weighs 15 pounds!
    And the 25 bag weighs 12 pounds.
    They are double bags so may drive you crazy in the hammock.
    You could get a 0 bag that is 6 pounds from REI for around $80.
    I'd...
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    You could get a compression sack to get it...

    You could get a compression sack to get it somewhat smaller....https://www.rei.com/product/118854/rei-co-op-lightweight-compression-stuff-sack
    Make sure to fluff it and migrate your down for top...
  50. Here is some info on camping rules and such on...

    Here is some info on camping rules and such on the Superior Hiking Trail......https://superiorhiking.org/backpacking/
    It gets pretty busy on weekends so be prepared to share sites with others.
    Most...
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