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    I'd go so far to say that most if not all HF...

    I'd go so far to say that most if not all HF cottage vendors providing quality insulation are running comfort factor ratings. JRBs come 15% OS

    Thanks guys
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    Not as fruitful as it once was, HF's For Sale...

    Not as fruitful as it once was, HF's For Sale thread still has some good deals going through there. Here are a few tips to have on hand before hand.

    1. Know exactly what it is that you are...
  3. I formally 2nd all of the above :thumbup1:

    I formally 2nd all of the above :thumbup1:
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    "It's really a fine art."

    "It's really a fine art."
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    Great to hear from you. I will be in contact....

    Great to hear from you. I will be in contact. Thanks again for posting. This is great gear.
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    I don't know. The Bonefire Whisper was never...

    I don't know. The Bonefire Whisper was never listed on the site as it was a custom build. Bonefire Gear is also out of business, but I was able to get Jeremey to build my Raven and one of his...
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    After using 2/3 and 3/4 length UQs for several...

    After using 2/3 and 3/4 length UQs for several years, I kind of agree to a point. I used them successfully for years to save on weight and volume penalties. Did I stay warm? Yes. Did my legs get cold...
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    Well at least the injury wasn't caused by a...

    Well at least the injury wasn't caused by a Classic SD.
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    I wasn't aware Alex was out of production. I know...

    I wasn't aware Alex was out of production. I know he was moving into a bigger space, but that should have taken place by now. High quality workmanship and materials and worked closely with Jeremy,...
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    Well done Hutzelbein. I knew once you and...

    Well done Hutzelbein. I knew once you and BillyBob58 weighed in on this one, the OP would be in good hands.
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    I use a 10.5' DH Freebird GE, most nights at...

    I use a 10.5' DH Freebird GE, most nights at home, and 10' Shenandoa Whisper Asym on the trail.

    I started sleeping at home in a hammock to teach myself how to get a good night's sleep before...
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    Keep your toe nails trimmed.

    Keep your toe nails trimmed.
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    Let's not forget the hot nalgene water bottle...

    Let's not forget the hot nalgene water bottle trick either. Heat water to near boiling. Pour into bottle. Wrap in a Tee shirt or slip it in a sock then drop it in your footbox a few minutes before...
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    Alex over at Sheltowee and Jeremy(Bonefire) have...

    Alex over at Sheltowee and Jeremy(Bonefire) have figured it out for me. Asym cut and full length sewn UQ. Flatter, warmer more comfortable lay than my every night at home goto, and has eliminated all...
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    I don't even carry that much clothing at those...

    I don't even carry that much clothing at those temps. If you actually hike in any of that, it's got too much condensation in it already to qualify as sleep cloths. I second and third what Shug an...
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    UQP. Never leave home w/o it.

    UQP.

    Never leave home w/o it.
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    We should support this somehow. Any ideas?

    We should support this somehow. Any ideas?
  18. Great report. Thanks for taking us along. Best...

    Great report. Thanks for taking us along.

    Best date I've ever been on by a Linville mile.
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    I won't bother to fool anyone. Setting up and...

    I won't bother to fool anyone. Setting up and tearing down have always been important to me. One of the main attractions of Jeremy's Bonefire Dlx suspension is the total elimination of the secondary...
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    Attended the Hoosier Fall HF this weekend. After...

    Attended the Hoosier Fall HF this weekend. After three days of rain all I can say is I am glad to have folded the cmoulder way :cool:

    Worked just dandy in the rain. Waited for a short break in the...
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    Heading out tomorrow morning after I walk the...

    Heading out tomorrow morning after I walk the dogs. Should be in the woods by 10 or so.
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    One in and one out, still looks like a good hang...

    One in and one out, still looks like a good hang coming up. Weather appears to be shaping up very nicely.
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    I wear the same model Solomon's that my buddy in...

    I wear the same model Solomon's that my buddy in Colorado uses on the CDT. He says the only difference is they wear out fast on rock. 300-400 miles and they are shot. I use mine around here maybe 30...
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    Have a great trip OneClick. Kick a rock for me. ...

    Have a great trip OneClick. Kick a rock for me.

    On the list!
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    I intend to swing by the fire ring one night....

    I intend to swing by the fire ring one night. Most probably Saturday. Going down Friday night.
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    You get what you get at SPs. I never camp there....

    You get what you get at SPs. I never camp there. Horrible places for horrible people IMO. Sort of like a Zoo of another type.

    HF starter advice has always been to use what you have and just get...
  27. I went UL with the lighter fabrics when I did,...

    I went UL with the lighter fabrics when I did, because I realized at my age, if I waited for the heavier bombproof gear to wear out first, I was never going to get there.

    My Golite Pinnacle, and...
  28. Thread: Down Sleep Hat

    by Rolloff
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    Do the Shug. Wear the down beanie over the knit...

    Do the Shug. Wear the down beanie over the knit one.

    Easy Peasy
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    Once you get down around 10-11 pounds...it's all...

    Once you get down around 10-11 pounds...it's all grams :scared:
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    It's the lightest way I've seen to do it. Saves...

    It's the lightest way I've seen to do it. Saves on hair ties and shock cord! :sneaky:
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    Why don't you come visit with us Oct 23-24....

    Why don't you come visit with us Oct 23-24. Everyone is welcome.
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    Don't listen to OneClick. What does he know about...

    Don't listen to OneClick. What does he know about The Deam? :sneaky:

    Everyone in Bloomington should get to hike the SlipnSlide just once. Some incredibly beautiful country in there. Saddle Creek,...
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    Yea, I was referring to the weight of the WW Blue...

    Yea, I was referring to the weight of the WW Blue mart special. My point was when most threads compare UQ vs Pad costs and weight. It's usually a comparison between a piece of CCF and a handmade...
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    Granted. If I can't hang, I'm not going camping....

    Granted. If I can't hang, I'm not going camping. If I have to go to ground I will just bail. I could survive a night or two on the ground but probably wouldn't do it. I started hiking again due to...
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    I never fully understood that. When we talk pads...

    I never fully understood that. When we talk pads and hammocks, it always relates to the least common denominator the blue WW closed cell special. In reality dedicated ground pounders will often spend...
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    Hammocks and UQs are designed to get you off of...

    Hammocks and UQs are designed to get you off of the ground and pad at the same time.

    Like magic.

    You may quote me on this :sleep:
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    I'll venture forth a guess DCF

    I'll venture forth a guess

    DCF
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    There are a few things better...but those UQ...

    There are a few things better...but those UQ gnomes are hard to beat when they are doing their jobs perfectly.

    Well done. You will never go back.
  39. I was good with partial UQs until pushing the...

    I was good with partial UQs until pushing the lower end of the temp range on a 40/20 insulation set. Then I absolutely need base layer, socks, and footpad in the footbox. Since I switched to...
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    Here's Countrybois directions from last time....

    Here's Countrybois directions from last time. Nothing has changed

    Directions to find us....

    Park at Hickory Ridge Lookout Tower.
    Follow trail out the back of the parking lot, right turn on to...
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    You just have to be thirsty I guess :rolleyes:

    You just have to be thirsty I guess :rolleyes:
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    HF Hoosier Fall Hang Oct 23 -24. Deam Wilderness...

    HF Hoosier Fall Hang Oct 23 -24. Deam Wilderness Area CV2
    Details in Trips in the Trips forum, under Midwest.

    Welcome and we'd be glad to have you and anyone else you can talk into a nice Fall...
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    I have a hard time doing most of the WL ponds. 30...

    I have a hard time doing most of the WL ponds. 30 years ago I did it occasionally using coffee filters and halazone tablets. They have all degraded as far as water sources go for me now. Mostly...
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    I think Oneclick has GPS co-ordinates for this...

    I think Oneclick has GPS co-ordinates for this section. Might be worth seeing if he'll share.
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    Well there is the Sycamore Trail loop and Axom...

    Well there is the Sycamore Trail loop and Axom branch off of the Terrel Ridge trail, but they aren't exactly lesser traveled. Our HF Hoosier Fall hang is in CV2 just off of the Sycamore Trail.(See...
  46. The last Dream Hammock I purchased a few years...

    The last Dream Hammock I purchased a few years back had switched to Amsteel for their SRLs.

    I'll wager that any of our cottage vendors will be glad to build to suit. I know the Smurfs would be...
  47. Thank you Harry! Great trails ahead.

    Thank you Harry! Great trails ahead.
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    The ghost of LB still roams those parts.

    The ghost of LB still roams those parts.
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    I use shock cord loops or hair ties in leu of...

    I use shock cord loops or hair ties in leu of skins, simply to lessen the weight penalty. Deploying in the wind is not a problem. If it's still windy the next morning I will sort of flag fold the DCF...
  50. Thread: Will it work?

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    Since switching to the Sheltowee Whisper with...

    Since switching to the Sheltowee Whisper with it's full length integrated asym insulation for backpacking, I too can now feel every small air bubble in the partial UQ I use every night at home.
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