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    I use some ultra small diameter hobby wire too &...

    I use some ultra small diameter hobby wire too & that has worked pretty well up to now.

    I have the set of splicing tools from Dutchware you mentioned but depending on how long you need to make...
  2. Thread: 10' Darien

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    FS: Is the zipper at the head or the feet?

    Is the zipper at the head or the feet?
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    Thanks for the video Shug... looks like a really...

    Thanks for the video Shug... looks like a really pretty area to hike. Would be nice to get up there one day. I like it when you can get out & encounter only a few people or better yet, no one else on...
  4. Nice trip report & it's cool that you guys were...

    Nice trip report & it's cool that you guys were able to log a couple of big mileage days. I guess this year would be a good time to attempt a long trail hike given the current state of affairs. I've...
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    I've always used a detergent wash...

    I've always used a detergent wash made for down & wash it in a front load washer. Every couple of seasons, I take my stuff to the laundromat & use one of those industrial front load washers & once...
  6. Nice trail report & video. Rain always makes...

    Nice trail report & video. Rain always makes things interesting on a trip.

    Thanks for posting!
  7. Here's a video that should help with some ideas....

    Here's a video that should help with some ideas.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXHpqKeNtCM
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    I think the Dutchware Chameleon is pretty comfy...

    I think the Dutchware Chameleon is pretty comfy too along with the Simply Light Designs Trail Lair, my personal favorite.

    In an effort to lighten things up on the hammock front, I've ordered a...
  9. Looks like a good time out on the trail & thanks...

    Looks like a good time out on the trail & thanks for the pics & play-by-play.

    My last time out, was kinda like yours in terms of people on the trail. A lot more than I am used to seeing, but I'm...
  10. FS: OR Crocodile Gaiters, Primus Lantern, Mesh Tarp Sleeves

    Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters - Men's

    These OR gaiters are New With Tags, men's size Large (US 8-11) and made in the USA, NOT imported like OR's current Crocodile line up.

    Taslan Gore-Tex...
  11. FS: All items sold. Thx everyone.

    All items sold.

    Thx everyone.
  12. FS: All items sold to roogles pending payment

    All items sold to roogles pending payment
  13. FS: FS: Trangia Cook Kit, Evernew Titanium DX4 Expedition Series Kit, Backpacker Oven

    Trangia Storm Cooker 27-0 UL/HA cook kit

    Complete ultralight/hard anodized kit includes:

    Saucepan 1L inner HASaucepan 1L outer HANon-stick FrypanAluminum Kettle .6LUpper/Lower WindscreensSpirit...
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    George at Loco Libre...

    George at Loco Libre also allows you to specify custom lengths for his under quilts.

    If you go this route, better act quick... he won't be accepting any more orders after 6/30 so he can get...
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    I'm 6'2" & have a Hammock Gear 3/4 Phoenix & it...

    I'm 6'2" & have a Hammock Gear 3/4 Phoenix & it works very well for me in the field. Like others have said, if it gets too cold, a sit pad works well as insulation when placed in the footbox of your...
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    VIDEO: Back On The Ozark Highlands Trail

    My son and I had been talking about getting out on the trail and decided we'd go back to the Ozark Highlands Trail and hike another section of the trail or as much of one as we could over a weekend....
  17. Great video & the area you were hiking looked...

    Great video & the area you were hiking looked really pretty.

    Thanks for posting.
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    Great photo! Enjoyed your trip report too &...

    Great photo!

    Enjoyed your trip report too & thanks for posting.
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    Lighter Weight Hammock Options

    I've been pretty happy with my SLD Trail Lair & Chameleon Hexon 1.6 hammocks but am looking at lighter weight options for my 2-3 season backpacking adventures. At 210 lbs. and am right at the limit...
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    Once I make camp, I find a small diameter stick...

    Once I make camp, I find a small diameter stick or a green branch that I can cut myself 2 small 3"-4" pieces to use as toggles. I remove any rough spots or little knots to smooth them down so they're...
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    Pretty cool & great pics too. Special moments...

    Pretty cool & great pics too.

    Special moments for sure on a father & son outing. Some of my best memories are of my dad & I being out on the trail together. I'm sure that'll be an adventure he'll...
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    I am trying a new UL set up I got from Myerstech....

    I am trying a new UL set up I got from Myerstech. I practiced a bit with it earlier today, getting ready for a couple of days in Arkansas.

    I'm using a set of his 15' dyneema straps with EVO loops...
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    Looks like a good time on the trail... great pics...

    Looks like a good time on the trail... great pics too!

    Thanks for your report.
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    I'm the same height & have the 10 foot version &...

    I'm the same height & have the 10 foot version & it works great for me on my Trail Lair.

    Go for it!
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    Looks like it was made for it George!! JK... it...

    Looks like it was made for it George!! JK... it looks great!
  26. FS: Kitsapcowboy DIY hammock is sold to PopcornFool -...

    Kitsapcowboy DIY hammock is sold to PopcornFool - funds rec'd.
  27. FS: Dutchware strap sets sold to averageryan... funds...

    Dutchware strap sets sold to averageryan... funds rec'd.
  28. FS: Dutchware strap sets sold to averageryan pending...

    Dutchware strap sets sold to averageryan pending payment.
  29. FS: Kitsapcowboy Hammock & Dutchware Spider/Poly Straps w/Beetle Buckles

    Item 1

    Kitsapcowboy DIY Hammock; reversible, double-layer netless hammock with continuous loops, made from 1.3 oz ripstop nylon. Bright Red/Royal Blue combo, standard-width with grosgrain tie-outs...
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    Yep, Jared is the man... I have the same hammock...

    Yep, Jared is the man... I have the same hammock & tarp. Haven't had a chance to try the asym tarp yet but the Trail Lair is super comfy. I hope to try the tarp out my next time out.

    You'll enjoy...
  31. Thread: 10oz tarp

    by ObdewlaX
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    Dutchware advertises their Xenon Sil .9...

    Dutchware advertises their Xenon Sil .9 ultralight hex tarp at just over 9 oz. Add tie outs & hardware & you're still in the ballpark.

    You can go even less with an SLD Asym tarp... mine weighs 6.3...
  32. A gentle rain in the woods always seems to have a...

    A gentle rain in the woods always seems to have a way of making things peaceful & relaxing when you're on the trail.

    Great pictures as usual... thanks for posting!
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    Hmmm... time to ponder. Good luck!

    Hmmm... time to ponder.

    Good luck!
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    I tried CRL's for a while and never really liked...

    I tried CRL's for a while and never really liked that tarp setup & went back to tie outs on both ends of the tarp ridgeline.

    However, on my last two trips, I've been attaching the tarp directly to...
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    DIY Wuhan Topquilt

    This past week, I finished my second big DIY project... a Climashield APEX 2.5 top quilt.

    I've got an old BPL Cocoon 60 synthetic that's performed well over the years but I wanted an updated...
  36. Seriously? Why apologize? You can't get more...

    Seriously? Why apologize? You can't get more socially distant than getting out in the woods. And besides, why would you care what others think? As far as I'm concerned, it looks like you had a great...
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    I decided to do a snap & drawcord footbox with a...

    I decided to do a snap & drawcord footbox with a draft collar & cam snap closure instead of a zipper.
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    Very cool & looks like a super nice spot. 👍

    Very cool & looks like a super nice spot. 👍
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    Nice job!! I know what you mean about space &...

    Nice job!! I know what you mean about space & work area too... it can make things interesting.

    I'm in the middle of a DIY Climashield 2.5 topquilt build myself & seeing yours makes me anxious to...
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    Don't mean to hijack this thread but need some...

    Don't mean to hijack this thread but need some pointers from others who have made top quilts. It seems applicable, so I thought I'd ask my question here.

    I want to end up with a total quilt length...
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    I've ordered some fabric & some Climashield Apex...

    I've ordered some fabric & some Climashield Apex 2.5 insulation for a DIY synthetic summer quilt. Once I get it made, I'm headed for the woods... screw this Wuhan stay-at-home business!

    Ship it...
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    A little late to the party here... another great...

    A little late to the party here... another great video & it looks like a really fun trip!

    And what a beautiful area to hike. Would definitely make it hard for me to come back to the real world...
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    Nice setup & well thought out... me likey. My...

    Nice setup & well thought out... me likey.

    My Lab is like your Shepherd & doesn't like to be closed in & I've just relied on him using his ground pad & hunkering down under the tarp. Plus when...
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    Sounds interesting... got any setup pics to share?

    Sounds interesting... got any setup pics to share?
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    Great trip report video & thanks for posting! ...

    Great trip report video & thanks for posting!

    I did an out & back this past New Year's on the OHT & had a really good time. It's a great trail & one of these days I hope do the whole thing.

    For...
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    I've got a 40 Trail Winder & it's a great piece...

    I've got a 40 Trail Winder & it's a great piece of gear!
  47. And to think I've been thinking about cleaning...

    And to think I've been thinking about cleaning out the garage! I like your idea a lot better! 👍
  48. Thread: new tarp time

    by ObdewlaX
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    The Xenon fabric is pretty slick, so I used...

    The Xenon fabric is pretty slick, so I used plenty of pins & clips to keep things together, so it wasn't too bad. I just took my time & tried not to rush it. Like any piece of gear that's light you...
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    Welcome aboard! I dig your eyeball... a la Von...

    Welcome aboard!

    I dig your eyeball... a la Von Dutch!
  50. Thread: new tarp time

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    I made a Print2Fabric hex tarp using Xenon Sil .9...

    I made a Print2Fabric hex tarp using Xenon Sil .9 material I got from Dutchware that may help with your questions as far as a DIY project. Here's the link.

    I believe the Dutchware tarp specs are...
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