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  1. Pittsburgh, straight through. Hard core! Well...

    Pittsburgh, straight through. Hard core! Well done. I hate when people put too much thought into the drive time. I try not to myself. I mean what are you going to do? You either go, or you don't. I'd...
  2. Thread: Fess Up

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    At one point I spent the time to compile all the...

    At one point I spent the time to compile all the pee/pee bottle/urinate more often threads. It was a few...maybe even a dozen.
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    I'm glad I got all set up before then. Now I just...

    I'm glad I got all set up before then. Now I just need to take care and make sure I don't do something stupid to ruin them.
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    No hate here, just saying, choosing your...

    No hate here, just saying, choosing your color/temp/overfill isn't anything "custom" to me. I get it, they had to stop the real "custom" stuff to streamline and keep up with orders.

    But I do miss...
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    At 5'9" I was always fine with a 10'. I bought an...

    At 5'9" I was always fine with a 10'. I bought an 11' to try but didn't notice much difference, other than the ridgeline being a mile above my reach now! So I made my own 10.5' just to split the...
  6. Good point. I think you save a lot more space in...

    Good point. I think you save a lot more space in the end being able to pack a conforming shape opposed to a tight, solid round/oval ball of gear. Same principle as packing quilts loose in the bottom...
  7. When I open my tarp stuff sacks, it's a total...

    When I open my tarp stuff sacks, it's a total snake-in-a-can moment.
  8. If someone has a hex tarp and wants to stick with...

    If someone has a hex tarp and wants to stick with it for whatever reason, that's that. I get it. I was that guy for years.

    But for a measly 2oz you can have tiny door/flaps that will completely...
  9. Another thing I think people don't remember: a...

    Another thing I think people don't remember: a short suspension/tree span = fast and nauseating rocking. Well maybe not quite nauseating, but just not the nice easy sway of a longer suspension.
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    Exactly! Nothing would be worse than standing...

    Exactly! Nothing would be worse than standing back after the fact and thinking "I wish that was about 2 feet to the left"
  11. That comfort vs low range is huge! I understand...

    That comfort vs low range is huge! I understand the logic and testing, but I figured it would be a little narrower (like -58 vs something like -20). Sure it can get subjective too at a certain point....
  12. Welcome from Fort Wayne! I did the same starting...

    Welcome from Fort Wayne! I did the same starting out big, mostly warbonnet stuff. Almost 8 years later I can say it was a wise decision. The stuff just works.
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    Wow, never thought of that. In fact, with just...

    Wow, never thought of that. In fact, with just tops rails would these even need to be buried at all? Looking at the photo above, would the hammock pull those legs together? Or would those legs...
  14. So far away, yet so close. A train ride +...

    So far away, yet so close.

    A train ride + hiking would be fun!
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    I envision a line of blue painters tape running...

    I envision a line of blue painters tape running down the carpet. "Stay on your side" :)
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    Old thread but I want to add one or two to my hot...

    Old thread but I want to add one or two to my hot tent.

    I like what Tacblades did above. With a layer inside and outside, how can I keep them put while sewing? Some kind of glue? Sew one at a...
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    I'm thinking this could have been staged. Looking...

    I'm thinking this could have been staged. Looking to bump up those numbers. Clickety click click click.

    But I could be wrong.
  18. Gotta promote the bipod stand whenever I can. I...

    Gotta promote the bipod stand whenever I can. I love it!! Kudos to the original poster years ago:

    Super simple, strong, fairly cheap, very quick bipod style stand.

    Nothing fancy, nothing to...
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    There's little chance you'll get it buttoned up...

    There's little chance you'll get it buttoned up after doing everything else first since the poles can vary the shape. That's going to vary each time unless you're very good, or lucky. Just stake out...
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    I don't know, they said it was safe. And I...

    I don't know, they said it was safe. And I usually trust they.
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    Me inside my hot tent after falling asleep for a...

    Me inside my hot tent after falling asleep for a few hours (stove not burning). It's like a jungle. A 12°F jungle.
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    https://media.makeameme.org/created/my-dcf-tarp.jp...

    https://media.makeameme.org/created/my-dcf-tarp.jpg
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    I kicked my addiction, unwillingly, when the...

    I kicked my addiction, unwillingly, when the custom stuff ended. I guess that's good thing for my wallet.
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    I reckon a feller might take a liking to a Karl...

    I reckon a feller might take a liking to a Karl Childers portrait....mmmmm.
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    You'll love it! The photo I shared only shows 1...

    You'll love it! The photo I shared only shows 1 pole being used which is plenty. Sometimes I use all 3 poles, but only when I'm not lazy.



    I know my poles measure 138", so it stretches to that...
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    Good stuff. I'll keep using it until they say it...

    Good stuff. I'll keep using it until they say it causes cancer...but only in California.
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    While the Superfly is nearly a do-it-all tarp for...

    While the Superfly is nearly a do-it-all tarp for me, I also wanted something to block the wind more. I went with a XL Winter Haven from Simply Light Designs.

    I don't have a Ridgerunner but it...
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    Covid money

    Covid money
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    Someone asked this recently, so it's not just...

    Someone asked this recently, so it's not just you. Things dried up about a year or so ago.
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    The season of the spider invasion.

    The season of the spider invasion.
  31. I really didn't want to use the tarp, but I'm...

    I really didn't want to use the tarp, but I'm sure I would have slept straight thru to morning if I did.

    The temp was about 60 and dewpoint 53 at the time. The spread was forecasted to be similar...
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    Just when I thought we couldn't have any more...

    Just when I thought we couldn't have any more permethrin threads! But this one looks like an original. Solid revival.

    My second bottle of Martin's concentrate is working well. And no...
  33. Calm, clear and 51° overnight so I decided to...

    Calm, clear and 51° overnight so I decided to sleep outside. I figured I'd chance it without the tarp. Went to sleep at 10:45...up and SOAKED by midnight! A for effort.
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    Anything sticky you need to get rid of without...

    Anything sticky you need to get rid of without any effort....GOO GONE! Amazing stuff.
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    Sounds good. If nothing else, it will be fun to...

    Sounds good. If nothing else, it will be fun to play with, process and burn wood, cook/heat water, etc. Doesn't really hurt to have the jack and not use it either.

    Pole mods are amazing especially...
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    With the limited safe space to give the stove...

    With the limited safe space to give the stove breathing room, I probably wouldn't risk it. And if you can't get the tarp almost air tight and to the ground, any heat will get gone immediately. I'm...
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    I'll admit, I'm too vain to slop handwriting all...

    I'll admit, I'm too vain to slop handwriting all over my nice gear. So I just abbreviate and use a silver sharpie on the cord locks (TF = Thunderfly, SF = Superfly, 1.6 SL = 1.6 single layer hammock,...
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    As a person that once took two tarps and no...

    As a person that once took two tarps and no hammock on a trip 3 hours away from home, I approve of this.
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    Haha, sounds dirty. I like it so much, I just...

    Haha, sounds dirty.

    I like it so much, I just purchased another pillow from Simply Light Designs in case he stops making them. The HyperD material is amazing. 4.15oz on my scale.
  40. I have 5 sets of these from warbonnet (used on...

    I have 5 sets of these from warbonnet (used on every hammock). Yes, life can be simple :)
  41. I've been using this a bit more now that it's no...

    I've been using this a bit more now that it's no longer hotter than the pits of hell. 75-80° and sunny with a breeze but in the shade. Perfect!

    Looking back, I wish I had another 3-4" on the legs....
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    Won't see me carrying anything that stupid into...

    Won't see me carrying anything that stupid into the woods. But I've seen evidence showing some people do. I believe my sarcasm was wasted here, so I'll try elsewhere to lighten the mood on a monday...
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    Dutch can work on some tree climbing...

    Dutch can work on some tree climbing spurs...titanium of course.
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    I appreciate this. Unlike the guy that just...

    I appreciate this. Unlike the guy that just posted on facebook, hanging a couple feet from the cliff. Gave some BS excuse about the camp site not being maintained.
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    Here's a quickie of mine from the inside, so not...

    Here's a quickie of mine from the inside, so not the best example. Just shot years ago to show the transparency more than anything.


    https://youtu.be/Dm_O9_V70YA
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    I got my new bottle of Martin's. I threw the old...

    I got my new bottle of Martin's. I threw the old one out because I was tired of that separation issue. Keeping the new one indoors this time since I can only guess the temp swing was the cause.
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    When I think "hammocks", I think "Forbes".

    When I think "hammocks", I think "Forbes".
  48. I think that's the kicker. Normally I would...

    I think that's the kicker. Normally I would totally stand behind the manufacturer since the consumer needs to use good judgement and follow directions (do they include any?). But this moves things...
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    Well, I don't watch because I'm very offended by...

    Well, I don't watch because I'm very offended by her name. But she's gonna have to change it soon so maybe I'll come around.

    The Dixie Chicks are now called The Chicks: The former Dixie Chicks...
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    I would agree with that pic. Almost a brownish...

    I would agree with that pic. Almost a brownish with a tiny, TINY purplish/red but not in a bad way...if you don't like purple. Hard to explain. This color is a total chameleon.
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