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  1. I was, but well below tree line, although it was...

    I was, but well below tree line, although it was chilly, with cloud cover all day, no threatening conditions.
  2. Thank you, nice video, as always. I was on the...

    Thank you, nice video, as always. I was on the side of Madison for a few nights, including your trip. Best warm weather of the year. I have never seen it so dry, and toads everywhere.
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    Ok, but now your dog is cold................

    Ok, but now your dog is cold................
  4. White Mountain National Forest. Hike free, and/or...

    White Mountain National Forest. Hike free, and/or die. No permits, no reservations, no problems. Use a NP Senior Pass for some trail head parking if required. LNT more or less.
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    Yes, in a national forest, no in a national park....

    Yes, in a national forest, no in a national park. Never. I always stealth. If a tree falls in the woods...............and 100,000's do.
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    This might be of some help for you....

    This might be of some help for you.
    https://dabberty.com/?p=1715
  7. Thanks! You suffered, so I didn't have to. :)

    Thanks! You suffered, so I didn't have to. :)
  8. Beautiful. Thank you!

    Beautiful. Thank you!
  9. I have a couple of items which I store...

    I have a couple of items which I store compressed, makes no difference what so ever. None. Take them out, shake them out. Enjoy. But there's other hysteria I don't believe either.
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    The White Mountains are calling...

    The White Mountains are calling you......................
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    I have used the Hennessy Hyperlite for many...

    I have used the Hennessy Hyperlite for many years. I have 3 Hennessy hammocks. (and many other Hennessy products)

    Although I also have many other hammocks, I always prefer the Hyperlite. For your...
  12. FS: I'll take it. PM me. Can't reply till after 1:00...

    I'll take it. PM me. Can't reply till after 1:00 pm. Don't panic.
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    In my experience, and I use a Kelty -15 Zephyr...

    In my experience, and I use a Kelty -15 Zephyr with that same Static V insulated, yes. Many times.
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    Thank you! Fantastic trip. 5 days makes for a...

    Thank you! Fantastic trip. 5 days makes for a great gear evaluation. That stove really works well.
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    Charcoal 4 Tent Stove Fuel

    So this is an observation, not meant to be technical in any way. Sorry, no pictures. DO NOT squirt lighter fluid in a stove if it has already started, just don't! Trust me.

    I started with 4 one...
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    Good question. I used a 50/50 mix of wood and...

    Good question. I used a 50/50 mix of wood and charcoal last night. i will experiment with charcoal today.
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    Thank you for the post. Always good to reflect on...

    Thank you for the post. Always good to reflect on others experiences, always get new ideas. Love that stove window.
  18. Phantom Grappler: Thank you, good to know.

    Phantom Grappler:
    Thank you, good to know.
  19. Is mule tape the same thing? Would it work?

    Is mule tape the same thing? Would it work?
  20. Thank You! More insights of what works. (and more...

    Thank You! More insights of what works. (and more importantly, what doesn't work)
  21. Excellent stove and video report! Thank you. The...

    Excellent stove and video report! Thank you. The 'air tight' factor gives so much more heat. And for sledding, your stove size is not a limiting factor by any means, great tent too!
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    Well, my intent was to test the PeaPod on it's...

    Well, my intent was to test the PeaPod on it's own merits.

    The long cotton cords to draw up the Pod ends to the attachment at the both ends were dangling at full length, and were probably...
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    Thanks, good to know. I'm sure the mfg. date was...

    Thanks, good to know. I'm sure the mfg. date was 2007. A little disappointing to only be rated to 30 deg. I'm going to get it back out on a different hammock, see what happens with more planning.
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    I weighed the PeaPod I have. 32 oz. It is green...

    I weighed the PeaPod I have. 32 oz. It is green on the outside, and silver on the inside. I am doing a search of HF "for sale" archives, but it is very slow going, I can't do a search to filter only...
  25. Thread: InsulBrite

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    Good to know about washing. Thanks

    Good to know about washing. Thanks
  26. Thread: InsulBrite

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    Yes, I have experimented with Insulbrite. It it...

    Yes, I have experimented with Insulbrite.
    It it a little bit too stiff for my style, and not pliant enough. It doesn't fold or compress well enough. I'm not sure about it's thermal reflective...
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    on point 1. I bought it from an HF member, a...

    on point 1.
    I bought it from an HF member, a long time ago, it was in the original wrapper, which is long gone. It is down, but no specs. I think it was made in 2007. I will try to see if I can dig...
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    PeaPod @ 0 deg

    I got the Pea Pod out to see how it would do at a little colder temperature than I've used it in the past, mid teens. It was 0 last night. 10 degrees when I set up. At that temperature you don't...
  29. Beautiful. Just beautiful! And it doesn't require...

    Beautiful. Just beautiful! And it doesn't require any sophisticated tooling. I have tossed many kitchen sinks from remodel work, but that Elkay sink is the perfect shape. Love to see that blue pipe!
  30. Thank you. Fabulous video. Some great clear...

    Thank you. Fabulous video. Some great clear weather you had. Much snow out there now!
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    Big disappointment here. 10/14/21 It was...

    Big disappointment here. 10/14/21

    It was supposed to be rain/snow for certain. I got set up with extra care. 35 degrees. I actually had a dream of bad weather, but that was it. A extensive...
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    Thanks for the great report. Yes, your first day...

    Thanks for the great report. Yes, your first day was perfectly clear and calm and warm, pretty rare indeed. Good to see a trip from a hammockers perspective.
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    Magnificent. Nothing like the west. Thanks

    Magnificent. Nothing like the west. Thanks
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    I use a carpenters awl from Home Depot, and a 12...

    I use a carpenters awl from Home Depot, and a 12 inch doubled over piece of 14 gauge bare copper wire, separated from a scrap of generic 14/3 romex residential electrical wire. The small gauge ...
  35. Always good local mountain information here:...

    Always good local mountain information here:
    https://www.vftt.org/forums/
    https://www.newenglandtrailconditions.com/nh/
  36. FS: PP payment sent 7-26-21 AM with mailing...

    PP payment sent 7-26-21 AM with mailing information.
    Thank You!
  37. FS: PM me so I can send you my information. Thanks

    PM me so I can send you my information. Thanks
  38. FS: I'll take the RR hammock, PM me

    I'll take the RR hammock, PM me
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    Magnificent..........thank you!

    Magnificent..........thank you!
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    Epic pictures! Thank you!

    Epic pictures! Thank you!
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    No, just the information in the NHF&G report....

    No, just the information in the NHF&G report. Some sort of disease or insect killed off big swaths of White birch a few years ago. The oldest trees are now coming apart because of rot and natural...
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    Hammock Fatality...sad

    https://patch.com/new-hampshire/concord-nh/overdue-hiker-found-dead-trail-killed-fallen-tree
    A LOT of dead white birch in the White Mountains. Pay attention.
  43. Finally! Someone puts hook fasteners along the...

    Finally! Someone puts hook fasteners along the sides of their hammock to attach a under quilt. Brilliant.

    Explaining your project, and the progressive pictures must have taken almost as much time...
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    I use Taiga Works down booties all winter at...

    I use Taiga Works down booties all winter at home, and out on the hammock adventures in the snow at night. 6 years. No sign of wear. Worth every penny.
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    Not possible.

    Not possible.
  46. Thank You, that is a great site, and not just for...

    Thank You, that is a great site, and not just for thread. I'm looking for some hand sewing needles that don't bend. Singer and Dritz just don't hold up. Any suggestions on what a quality brand might...
  47. Thank you for the excellent recording of your...

    Thank you for the excellent recording of your excellent trip.
    Good quality down pants and booties will save you some weight and pack bulk, and are warmer than a bag. Also having your tarp drape to...
  48. Thread: Winter tips

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    I always take a genuine Nalgene 1 ltr. bottle...

    I always take a genuine Nalgene 1 ltr. bottle (not a knockoff brand) in the winter. I know.......it's 6.3 oz in weight, but it stands up to boiling water. It goes in my sleeping layers about a half...
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    Stored in HH snakeskin, DIY bag. Virtually all...

    Stored in HH snakeskin, DIY bag. Virtually all moisture shakes off, no problem. Never packed up in rain, but it's going to happen some day.
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    A lot of adjustment in the right places with...

    A lot of adjustment in the right places with this, very good ideas. Thanks.
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