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  1. Nice job on the vittles, folks who do not paddle...

    Nice job on the vittles, folks who do not paddle cannot appreciate how good - good food - soothes the soul, a river will do that to you. Something that has to be experienced.

    I am way down south,...
  2. I purchased two of the Trident Deer Fence 3-way 1...

    I purchased two of the Trident Deer Fence 3-way 1 3/8" flat corner fitting - black from Amazon

    Got to sleuthing the www, and came up with STEPHENS PIPE & STEEL 1-3/8 in X 21-ft 18 Gauge Galvanized...
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    Product Quantity Price Two Person Tarp 1 $295.00...

    Product Quantity Price
    Two Person Tarp 1 $295.00
    Color :
    Two Person Tarp Options - Coyote Brown

    1 Subtotal: $195.00
    Side Panel Pullouts :
    Side Panel Pullouts

    1 Subtotal: $20.00
  4. UPDATE (05/03.2022):I called DeerBusters and...

    UPDATE (05/03.2022):I called DeerBusters and confirmed that the Inside Diameter of these open 'L-Brackets" is reported to be 1 3/8". I am electronic centric, not mechanical.

    I have the Military...
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    Robens @ Campingworld (UK)...

    Robens @ Campingworld (UK)
    Hammock/Underquilt/Butnet "Trace-Series" https://www.campingworld.co.uk/SearchResults.aspx?Search=robens+trace+hammock

    Tarp 4x4meter...
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    Back in the 80's I dabbled with Tukong Moosul...

    Back in the 80's I dabbled with Tukong Moosul with Master Yi in Austin Texas. He went on to instruct the South Korean Special forces.

    Best wishes for you station of duty.
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    $300 camera https://youtu.be/EcNijfSw1a0 ...

    $300 camera

    https://youtu.be/EcNijfSw1a0


    Free Download for PC
    https://www.insta360.com/download/app/studio2019?r_from=%2Foner%2Fen-us%2Fstudio%2Fdownload

    Step by step beginners guide for...
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    At the beach you will see tarps pitched in a...

    At the beach you will see tarps pitched in a "Gull Configuration"

    Here is a video demonstration of the principals of what (@nanok) wrote.


    https://youtu.be/SRZt5WN3v3o
  9. https://youtu.be/4a11oH90t-8

    https://youtu.be/4a11oH90t-8
  10. Spectacular flowers in the spring time meadows....

    Spectacular flowers in the spring time meadows. Those memories stay with you.
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    I have a 1983 Cherokee Laredo and a pair of 1/4"...

    I have a 1983 Cherokee Laredo and a pair of 1/4" thick 8"x8" Aluminum plates work well. Put a thick silicon cushion between the roof (interior and exterior) and mount your steel eyebolt. The thick...
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    https://dutchwaregear.com/2016/02/19/amsteel-101/...

    https://dutchwaregear.com/2016/02/19/amsteel-101/

    About half way down the page...

    What Size Bury for Amsteel 7/64?
    Samson specifies that a fid is equal to the diameter of the rope x 21, and...
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    Here you go: (about half way down the page) ...

    Here you go: (about half way down the page)

    http://www.mosquitohammock.com/

    Logan's review

    https://youtu.be/QR8rOQ4YY6c
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    ...'cause you're gonna die:scared:

    ...'cause you're gonna die:scared:
  15. On a PC you can right click on the gallery...

    On a PC you can right click on the gallery images, and save the images on your cpu. Then upload them.

    These are the thumbnails, for full size you could probably link the URL address.

    Good...
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    Ridgeline strap will also work.

    Ridgeline strap will also work.
  17. Having just spent 6-years towards a BA in English...

    Having just spent 6-years towards a BA in English from University of Texas San Antonio, we also encountered these surveys.

    Surveys are part and parcel of the assignments that require responses...
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    I will second the Amok Draumr, for "the perfect...

    I will second the Amok Draumr, for "the perfect lay" can be the chair mode, or the stiffer inflated pad, or the mushier deflated pad, or the ...

    My perfect lay is a no-stretch polyester crinkle...
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    I suppose that it all depends upon whether you...

    I suppose that it all depends upon whether you wish to conquer or convalesce on this trip.

    Linger a day or more in a scenic local?

    Rains for 2-weeks?

    Acclimated to the highest elevations?
    ...
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    Tablecloth Taffeta DIY hammocks with two 0-deg F...

    Tablecloth Taffeta DIY hammocks with two 0-deg F bags with 3.5-lbs of Thermolite synthetic insulation each. When you are cold, insulation only traps one's metabolisms heat, which presents numerous...
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    I feel ya! It will be 82-def F here in San...

    I feel ya!

    It will be 82-def F here in San Antonio tomorrow. Too much heat in the doldrums of August is generally the problem here (low 90's at 11-pm).

    I have a Waterproof shell (-)17-deg F...
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    @Nigelprs - "Improved Soft Shackle" - More...

    @Nigelprs - "Improved Soft Shackle" -


    More folks doing video's on "How To <insert knot here>" would benefit from this perspective.
  23. I was intrigued by the collaboration of the...

    I was intrigued by the collaboration of the Natural Products Utilization Research Unit at USDA and the National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR) at the University of Mississippi School of...
  24. It looks as though Organic Coconut fatty acids in...

    It looks as though Organic Coconut fatty acids in the Medium-Chain-Triglycerides is soon to be patented for topic application insecticides, and by all accounts lasts for 4-6 days.

    Interesting...
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    2-Hour drive from your spot is Mogollon Rim (87...

    2-Hour drive from your spot is Mogollon Rim (87 North and 260 East).

    https://www.visitarizona.com/places/parks-monuments/mogollon-rim/

    Trees are not a problem as camping is allowed. Not sure...
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    I believe that these suspended "beds" are from a...

    I believe that these suspended "beds" are from a company named Terre Logic and the product name is Dryad Tent Hammock

    Here is an image
    187259

    Here is the drawing, it looks like there is a...
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    DIY Amsteel Shackles

    Includes a 7/64th Amsteel shackle break test @ Timestamp 12:28

    For those of us who struggle with splices and buries.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU_mmdbQeCQ
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    The ugliest prusik EVER! The sweater is much...

    The ugliest prusik EVER!

    The sweater is much nicer...click the <Continue Reading> radio button on the image....
  29. I use 12-inch lengths, to give a 5 5/8ths inch...

    I use 12-inch lengths, to give a 5 5/8ths inch loop. They will stretch to 10-inches. Nighttime green glow is impressive.

    Cut the 1-foot lengths and push them through to two holes, then use a...
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    Dyneema 3+3 Taut Line Tensioner

    Here is an easy modification to a taut line hitch using dyneema.

    Use three wraps inside your initial loop, and three wraps on outside.

    Finish off with a slip knot in the standing end loop,...
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    Pretty slick, Monkey Fists would dress it up a...

    Pretty slick, Monkey Fists would dress it up a bit.
  32. 187235 Click the above image thrice, to view...

    187235

    Click the above image thrice, to view details of rigging.

    Myerstech @ Etsy 1/8th dyneema soft shackle to replace carabiners, no metal to metal or metal to straps.

    Dutchware...
  33. Thought that I might update this thread on the...

    Thought that I might update this thread on the efficacy of DEET and Picaridin, which are the two best overall insect repellents on the market today.

    This is not my statement, it is the statement...
  34. Came across these Polyester Canvas Tarps...

    Came across these Polyester Canvas Tarps yesterday, they are heavy at 14.5 oz.

    Here is what the vague description says on the manufacture's website:

    T"arps Direct's 14.5 ounce "WorkHorse" tarps...
  35. Texas > San Antonio > Medina River Natural Area > Early January 2022

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    @jakev383 Here is a film of the November Texas...

    @jakev383

    Here is a film of the November Texas hang at Fairfield State Park


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WaGHUve79c
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    Yep, twist the straps to have 6-8 turns and then...

    Yep, twist the straps to have 6-8 turns and then slide some thick rubber bands on the straps (Red and Green of course) then use some 10-inch long yellow Zing-It and double each line, then larks-head...
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    Probably have to search YouTube for an Amok...

    Probably have to search YouTube for an Amok Ambassador to fill in the gaps of pros and cons. Look at Shug's videos.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/shugemery/search?query=Amok
  39. Looked at the link provided, and saw that on the...

    Looked at the link provided, and saw that on the generalized map that the loop is 148-miles. What are some of the Aluminum/Steel Adventure bikes that I might want to shop?
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WaGHUve79c&t=718s...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WaGHUve79c&t=718s

    A teaser.
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    186619 FJOL L/W Amok 3.0 Reg Exped TT...

    186619

    FJOL L/W
    Amok 3.0 Reg
    Exped TT Downmat 9 L/W (TT=Individual down - filled tubes)
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    Hey Peter, Nice change from a week or so ago...

    Hey Peter,

    Nice change from a week or so ago when the night-time temps were 88-deg F at 11:00 PM CST here in San Antonio.

    See if you can get free for the Nov 11-14 Fairfield Lake hang.

    I...
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    Welcome from Texas. ...

    Welcome from Texas.


    https://youtu.be/e0QwXhyPb3I"]https://youtu.be/e0QwXhyPb3I


    https://youtu.be/IXdmzhqM4bY


    https://youtu.be/7xbs7cAcF1w
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    Split ridgelines are so much easier with this...

    Split ridgelines are so much easier with this tarp. Connect one side to correct height, and then reel out the tarp and cinch up the other end. On the downwind side, stake out the four points, and...
  45. Heavy tarp... if you want it to last a few years...

    Heavy tarp... if you want it to last a few years before replacing. Use it for the permanent site. Use another for traveling.
    ...
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    I have this Xenon Tarp ...

    I have this Xenon Tarp

    https://youtu.be/Rk8JScu6ZNY

    Pros -
    1. lightweight
    2. easy to pitch
    3. spreader bars work well (qnty. of two)
    4. blends in with nature
    5. compact
  47. “Imagination is the only weapon in the war...

    “Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” — The Cheshire Cat

    ...and down the Rabbit Hole you go
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    Container ships and greenhouse gasses...made...

    Container ships and greenhouse gasses...made overseas for the USA!


    https://media.giphy.com/media/3o6fJ7uaPs0w3jLlXa/giphy.mp4
  49. Very elegant and haute couture. Another simple...

    Very elegant and haute couture.

    Another simple solution is marine grade adhesive heat shrink. Butane lighter flame applied to cut end, and slip the adhesive heat shrink to desired length. Heat...
  50. In the link within your original post you...

    In the link within your original post you summarize with a PRO/CON, and one of the cons state that :

    CONS
    MUST SLEEP DIAGONALLY

    Curious as to why is this not an ideal way to position oneself?...
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