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    You're going to be happy... the camo tarp is a...

    You're going to be happy... the camo tarp is a beaut! :cool:
  2. Thanks! That's not far off the AT, just north of...

    Thanks! That's not far off the AT, just north of Island Pond in Harriman State Park, NY. :)
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    If I were in brown bear country I'd definitely be...

    If I were in brown bear country I'd definitely be mindful of this. As it is, I have chapstick and Tums in my pack's hip pocket and also a tiny toothpaste container in my ditty bag, neither of which I...
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    For the solar eclipse in Aug '17, I camped at Bob...

    For the solar eclipse in Aug '17, I camped at Bob Stratton Bald in NC. I hiked up from the Joyce Kilmer parking lot, but there is also a very easy approach from the Cherohala Skyway, and a lot of...
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    My philosophy eggzakly! :laugh: Gotta admit,...

    My philosophy eggzakly! :laugh:

    Gotta admit, it was super nice when MikekiM and I had the chairs earlier this year at Big Hill.
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    The few times that I've carried the Chair Zero...

    The few times that I've carried the Chair Zero I've been able to find a rocky surface or some smaller rocks to put under the legs. Definitely easier some places than others.

    A few weeks back, when...
  7. Thread: Tarp Tie Outs

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    Yes, the washer trick is clever but there are so...

    Yes, the washer trick is clever but there are so many non-blingy ways to do it! In addition to Farrimond, a Midshipman's or tautline or grip hitch would work here. Or a single line Prusik.
    I hate to...
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    Nice and quick... sounds as if you really...

    Nice and quick... sounds as if you really deserved it! :laugh:

    Great pics! I love it when there's some mix of sun and mist. Always makes for interesting photos and you can show the family what...
  9. Esbit is definitely an acquired taste... or...

    Esbit is definitely an acquired taste... or rather smell. :) Honestly it never bothered me that much and now I've come to like it, in a Colonel Kilgore "I love the smell of naplam in the morning"...
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    I've searched this online quite a bit and haven't...

    I've searched this online quite a bit and haven't found anything about the disappearance of Kevlar, at least not the 1.9, 2.2 and 3.3 'flavors' that used to be fairly easy to find.

    I have hazy...
  11. I've been tempted by the whisper light Dutch Asym...

    I've been tempted by the whisper light Dutch Asym DCF tarp, but having used my SLD Simplicity a few times I just don't think it would suffice in a real deluge with any kind of wind.

    Hexon 1.0 is...
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    Sticky: I always pitch the tarp right down to the hammock...

    I always pitch the tarp right down to the hammock SRL. With any tarp — but especially with smaller tarps — this is key to maximum coverage. Although some folks like to be able to walk under the tarp...
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    Lemme know when you want to go... I'd do it...

    Lemme know when you want to go... I'd do it again!! :lol:

    Top o' the Catskills!
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    You're off to a good start. I'm not so much...

    You're off to a good start.

    I'm not so much into motorized transport in the hills, but that off-road trip you mentioned sounds fun as all get-outs!! :cool:
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    I must confess, I learned this the hard way!...

    I must confess, I learned this the hard way! :blush:
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    Haha, lotta fun for knotheads! :laugh:

    Haha, lotta fun for knotheads! :laugh:
  17. Great video! And I'm jealous because some...

    Great video!

    And I'm jealous because some friends and I had planned a similar loop there in early May but the forecast was horrible so we did a local trip instead. Of course we followed the...
  18. When you stuff something into a snakeskin you're...

    When you stuff something into a snakeskin you're basically 'wadding' it along an axis, which creates a lot of wrinkles and countless little pockets of dead air space... which means increased volume....
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    First time I saw someone hanging on 2.2mm...

    First time I saw someone hanging on 2.2mm Dynaglide I had that thought. :)
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    Yep, the long spans really reveal the basic...

    Yep, the long spans really reveal the basic stretchiness of a material. Sometimes people will say that this or that material has no stretch but they all have some. IME Kevlar has the least among the...
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    It works very well as a bend as long as the...

    It works very well as a bend as long as the materials have some texture... works great with Glowire and not well at all with Zing-it and Amsteel unless they're tied to another grippy cord.[/COLOR]
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    Received mine (Myers's hybrid poly/Uhmwpe) fairly...

    Received mine (Myers's hybrid poly/Uhmwpe) fairly quickly after ordering and just got around to trying them out yesterday.

    Pretty good deal considering they include 4 Evo loops, two of which are...
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    That's a very nice hike that I've done a couple...

    That's a very nice hike that I've done a couple of times, but always north to south. Should try starting at Rattlesnake Rocks next time!

    As you probably discovered, the best views are found on the...
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    Reaffirming yet again that Mule tape is not a...

    Reaffirming yet again that Mule tape is not a good option... a tiny amount of slippage does significant damage.

    I've also found that when I tie it to trees it snags on everything and quickly...
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    ^^^^ So much, this! ^^^^ :laugh: There are...

    ^^^^ So much, this! ^^^^ :laugh:

    There are many things about my shelter/clothing/cook kits that I do not recommend for beginners.

    When just starting out in hammocking, something foolproof like...
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    There was some discussion about this in an...

    There was some discussion about this in an earlier thread, but when used in a hammock suspension Lapp is a hitch since it is, in essence, tied to a "ring," which is the CL.

    What I like about it is...
  27. I did that once many years ago. It took me about...

    I did that once many years ago. It took me about 2.7 seconds to go 'duh' and bang my head on a table. I still think about it every time I even look at a shock cord. :rolleyes:
  28. Width is key. For my 10' Dariens (Robic 1.2 and...

    Width is key. For my 10' Dariens (Robic 1.2 and 1.7) I went with the Smurfs' recommended 64" width for my 5'9" height and it has worked out perfectly. More than 3 years now and still no complaints.
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    If you find Becket disturbing you'll be...

    If you find Becket disturbing you'll be absolutely aghast with Lapp! :laugh:

    But with Kevlar 3.3 it has never slipped a micron. I once got caught a bit short—big tree, long span—and ended up with...
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    Highly dependent upon what webbing you are using!...

    Highly dependent upon what webbing you are using! At one end of the scale, Kevlar 3.3 has extremely little slippage—none for me @170#— while the thin UHMWPE straps are much more prone to it. Dutch...
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    I've been using 10D for 10 years now and have not...

    I've been using 10D for 10 years now and have not had any problems.

    I've also had no issues with my two 7D quilts (30deg TQ and 50deg UQ) but I have not been using them nearly as long... less than...
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    This chart...

    This chart will give you a good idea... indicates sheet bend (Becket) loses 50%.

    Which is why I'm kinda skeered of the 3.3g/ft blue polyester with 900lb rating... wouldn't take much of a shock...
  33. With temperatures you've mentioned recently—115°F...

    With temperatures you've mentioned recently—115°F in the shade—I'd need my 2000-watt Honda inverter generator and a couple of floor fans! :scared:

    Alternatively, I'd bet there are a few gazillion...
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    Yikes, I really made a hash of this thread with...

    Yikes, I really made a hash of this thread with the pics! :sleep:
  35. It is worth noting that down loses some loft...

    It is worth noting that down loses some loft after being used and that a good proper cleaning can restore maximum fluffiness.

    However, it is also true that over the years some quilt makers...
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    I can't help much here because I got into...

    I can't help much here because I got into hammocking in Nov '17, shortly after your departure from the scene.

    However, I started off with the notion that hammocking necessarily involved a bunch of...
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    Thanks, and I'm glad the pics all show up now! ...

    Thanks, and I'm glad the pics all show up now!

    Yep, I hadn't done the loop in a while and had forgotten just how rocky it is.

    It's also steep and scrambly in places...

    A pic MikekiM took of...
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    Okay... uploaded from the desktop... can you see...

    Okay... uploaded from the desktop... can you see 'em now?? :scared:
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    Sorry, y'all. I tried getting fancy and uploading...

    Sorry, y'all. I tried getting fancy and uploading from google photos and it was a total bust. I did an upload on the test thread and it worked there, BUT.....

    [U/L-ed from desktop so they should...
  40. WCS loop + Giant Ledge - Catskills Part 2 (and done!)

    Typical rocky trail on this loop...
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    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/oUU9H72-dYVCx9Uh...

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/oUU9H72-dYVCx9UhV-2eqZAnuo73Q82Gf7g-mIJwro7aoVVoG3DTgqQ8mU2OtNdKmoiupvPWey27NEfwAAtnwizj2tTHhP4_rFEQh45GNPdJkYs5lYFdHrwiYOeJiKTF2uNNYErgBkshunCALZv1qpllACxufhNtorWzj4...
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    WCS loop + Giant Ledge - Catskills

    MikekiM and I hiked this classic Catskills loop this week, making it a 2-nighter by camping (hammock, of course!) on the saddle between Cornell and Slide Mtn the first night and at Giant Ledge the...
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    google photo test
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    Haha, the back-up real estate is pretty good as...

    Haha, the back-up real estate is pretty good as well!!
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    There's almost nothing, and then there's nothing....

    There's almost nothing, and then there's nothing.


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    Even the D rings aren't necessary, one might argue, which would make it by-gawd nothing nothing. :laugh:
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    Excellent video again, this time with some trails...

    Excellent video again, this time with some trails I haven't seen in quite a long time. Glad the water was flowing and water available!! Darn hot and humid it was!

    I do love that spot on the Timp,...
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    Yep, these could be the cat's meow... if they...

    Yep, these could be the cat's meow... if they don't end up in the pile next to the Venom webbing! ;)



    I'm familiar with that double-wrap Becket... just wondering if the straight-up slipped...
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    Are you adding any back-up wraps or stopper knots...

    Are you adding any back-up wraps or stopper knots with the Becket?
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    Dangit I couldn't resist and ordered a pair....

    Dangit I couldn't resist and ordered a pair. Building my own little suspension webbing database right in my noggin. :laugh:
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    No, except for the camo they're more like a...

    No, except for the camo they're more like a hothouse.
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