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    Haha, well you do what you've got to do I...

    Haha, well you do what you've got to do I suppose. We have so many that I spray on my Deet and do my best to repel them, but even then some get through. I've had two bites this year... no...
  2. There's no reason it shouldn't work, but...

    There's no reason it shouldn't work, but depending on the size of the loops on the daisy chain it might get a bit 'crowded.'

    However, as Phantom suggests there are many other options, and I would...
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    Sometimes if you are able to set up the whole rig...

    Sometimes if you are able to set up the whole rig and start 'playing' with it the answer becomes self-evident.

    Sometimes. :)
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    I'm going to try these. I ordered a 10' pair. ...

    I'm going to try these. I ordered a 10' pair.

    Seems they should work fine, maybe ideal for places that require 2" webbing, and it won't require some sort of hybrid hugger setup or whoopies or...
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    Lol, around here if I went home when I saw a tick...

    Lol, around here if I went home when I saw a tick I'd get to camp about 6 weeks out of the year. Down south, I guess never. :mellow:
  6. Very cool! Good way to get groceries/supplies...

    Very cool!

    Good way to get groceries/supplies to a restaurant or hut up on a ridge. In the White Mtns (NH) they have young, sturdy folks carrying A-frames with 100lb loads...
  7. Very subjective! Suspensions can range from...

    Very subjective!

    Suspensions can range from very heavy rigs with all manner of buckles and rings and carabiners and daisy chains right down to simple webbing that doesn't even require a loop on...
  8. Great hike in a beautiful area. Any hike that...

    Great hike in a beautiful area. Any hike that ends with great beer and fish n chips has got to be a good one. :)

    Gotta ask... what is that machine's function?
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    I agree with just taking the 30deg and venting,...

    I agree with just taking the 30deg and venting, if necessary. Much easier! :cool:

    However, my guess is that at those temperatures you won't even have to vent the UQ. At home, the average mattress...
  10. There's a good chance MikekiM will be joining us...

    There's a good chance MikekiM will be joining us for 1 or maybe 2 nights.

    He hasn't posted on HF for a while but is still hiking and hanging. He's also quite familiar with Harriman.
  11. No worries, there's no signal at Skannatati — at...

    No worries, there's no signal at Skannatati — at least not Verizon or T-Mobile from my experience — but back down Seven lakes drive a bit at Reeves Meadow should be fine. Practically in Sloatsburg by...
  12. Just a couple of suggestions... For Monday,...

    Just a couple of suggestions...

    For Monday, the loop I did recently from Skannatati on Pine Swamp, north to Tiorati Brook, Beech trail to Long Path, hang a left and camp at Big Hill. 9.6 mi and...
  13. Good to hear that Black Rifle gets the nod from...

    Good to hear that Black Rifle gets the nod from Phantom! :laugh:

    For me, this coffee has the least — practically none, in fact — instant coffee aftertaste of any I've tried. Only Via and Alpine...
  14. No worries, there are plenty of options without a...

    No worries, there are plenty of options without a huge amount of +/- elevation. Does about 10mpd work for you? More or less? Lotsa daylight so that would leave plenty of camping/hanging out time.
  15. OK I ran it by the ultimate authority (:laugh:)...

    OK I ran it by the ultimate authority (:laugh:) and am cleared for Mon thru Wed (6/20-22), so for 2 nights. Can't stay for Wed night-Thursday. If others can make it and do 3 nights I can suggest...
  16. What dates... June 20-24? 6/19 is Fathers day so...

    What dates... June 20-24? 6/19 is Fathers day so no-go but I might be able to swing something 6/20-23. I have a prior obligation on 6/24.
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    To be honest, some of the areas where I camp have...

    To be honest, some of the areas where I camp have standing widowmakers but I take into account the direction they're leaning and prevailing wind direction and hope* that if they do decide to fall...
  18. I'll give it a go as well, although similarly I'm...

    I'll give it a go as well, although similarly I'm 5'8" and don't have the issues of tall folks...

    1. Yes, Freebird is a great choice for modularity but one thing to absolutely add is the Knotty...
  19. I did another loop from Skannatati yesterday,...

    I did another loop from Skannatati yesterday, this time taking Pine Swamp Trail around to Beech Trail, up to Tiorati Brook and back south to the Long Path and finishing up at Big Hill. This was a...
  20. Bob, lemme know when you're ready! I'll happily...

    Bob, lemme know when you're ready! I'll happily join you in celebrating your inaugural post-recovery hike. :)
  21. A premium Phoenix with 10D shell and 950FP fill...

    A premium Phoenix with 10D shell and 950FP fill will help a lot. I find that a shortie underquilt is fine for me for 40°F and warmer. I even have a 20deg rated shortie that works fine with the...
  22. Here's...

    Here's a bunch of reviews on the Haven. Yes or No depending on whom you ask. :laugh:

    Having zero personal experience with it, just from looking at the photos and videos it seems it might work for...
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    OK thanks, shoot me a PM if you find them.

    OK thanks, shoot me a PM if you find them.
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    If you want to sell them I'll take them. How's...

    If you want to sell them I'll take them. How's $40 sound?

    Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
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    Well I have about 15 quilts and love all my...

    Well I have about 15 quilts and love all my 'babies' the same but for different reasons and seasons.

    At any given time I prefer one over the others based solely on application. All the other...
  26. When I'm not using them they're in the large...

    When I'm not using them they're in the large cotton storage sacks.

    The big quilt killer is moisture. Store them even slightly damp and mold/mildew will ruin them fairly quickly. Storing them...
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    I have the basic, no net, Tree Runner and a...

    I have the basic, no net, Tree Runner and a couple of other Hammocks in Hexon 1.6 — great material!

    Also have hammocks made with MTN (Robic when I got 'em!) 1.7 and for me that ~1.6 number seems...
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    Over the years I've used quilts/bags from...

    Over the years I've used quilts/bags from Enlightened Equipment, Hammock Gear, UQG, JRB (Sierra Stealth, recent acquisition, only once), Nemo (Siren), Timmermade and, back in the day, Western...
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    Looks as if Myers straps...

    Looks as if Myers straps available on ebay....
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    I'd wait it out for now as Phantom suggests and...

    I'd wait it out for now as Phantom suggests and get the Myers straps when he's back online. They really are IMO the next-best alternative to Kevlar.

    The ideal 3.3g/ft (10g/m) Kevlar seems to be...
  31. I'm really liking the pack (EVLV) a lot. At first...

    I'm really liking the pack (EVLV) a lot. At first I got the 35L which was the only one available at the time, and found it to be a little too short for my torso. I'm 5'8" but find 19" or a skosh more...
  32. Tie a simple overhand knot...

    Tie a simple overhand knot in the other (non-sewn) end of the 2" webbing to make a loop. Then connect daisy and webbing loop with the proper loop-to-loop method.

    Attach RR to daisy with a...
  33. Beautiful work there! It will feel very...

    Beautiful work there!

    It will feel very rewarding every time you're sleeping through a rain storm, remaining warm and dry under a shelter you made yourself.
  34. What a great day hike in a beautiful and historic...

    What a great day hike in a beautiful and historic area. It is amazing how the Japanese built those shrines high up in the mountains. The intricate carpentry, stonework and carving is sublimely...
  35. That is very impressive hiking over some...

    That is very impressive hiking over some challenging terrain!

    People not familiar with hiking think 2 mph sounds slow, but as an average for a full day over hills and rough terrain it is quite...
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    PopcornFool, good recap of my views on this as...

    PopcornFool, good recap of my views on this as well. Although when we're talking about our beloved (:laugh:) teensy UL packs the difference between 10D and 20D, as you note, becomes significant. With...
  37. Nano report: Harriman SP Soopah Ezee Loop!

    Just getting back into things after a few weeks off due to an ankle problem and lingering Covid effects, mainly fatigue, I did a very easy overnight loop Mon-Tue (5/23-24) that somebody else might...
  38. Good point about the top cover. Which is why I...

    Good point about the top cover. Which is why I use the Chameleon a lot in very cold conditions. I have asym net and asym top cover, which makes it a nice loaner for noobs who don't yet have a...
  39. Darien was my first custom hammock, and I wanted...

    Darien was my first custom hammock, and I wanted a 10-footer with whatever width the DH Smurfs recommended, which was 64" for my height of 5'9" (which I since learned is now 5'8"). They made it with...
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    Been using my netless SLD Treerunner a lot this...

    Been using my netless SLD Treerunner a lot this spring and, before that, the milder winter days. But the bugs and temperature are really starting to build now so I'll be using something netted going...
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    Indeed head warmth is just as, and maybe more,...

    Indeed head warmth is just as, and maybe more, important. In addition to the down hood, I add a fleece beanie and fleece buff, such that sometimes my entire face is covered.

    Yes, tight clothing...
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    I go to ground when it's below zero (Fahrenheit,...

    I go to ground when it's below zero (Fahrenheit, or -17.7°C).

    Hammock kit simply gets too bulky at that point, what with two giant puffy quilts. And a shelter such as my MLD Duomid that pins right...
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    docbrown's advice is good. But you definitely...

    docbrown's advice is good.

    But you definitely want to trail-test your hammock with a sleep mat vs UQ. Early on I tried both air and CCF mats with the hammock and found them totally unworkable for...
  44. Thread: Superior Gear

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    Ha, so it's a bug net! Good find. :)

    Ha, so it's a bug net! Good find. :)
  45. Of course California has nearly limitless...

    Of course California has nearly limitless opportunities in almost every environment imaginable, rain forest to snowy mountains to desert.

    A couple of other places I backpacked while there were Mt...
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    You can keep track of your progress with an...

    You can keep track of your progress with an online spreadsheet such as Lighterpack. It is free and a great way to organize things, although it is nice to have a good scale and not depend on...
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    The more you ponder it the astonishing-er it...

    The more you ponder it the astonishing-er it gets.

    The designer clearly hadn't even the most rudimentary knowledge of modern camping hammocks. You'd think they would do a *little* research on...
  48. Thread: Superior Gear

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    Actually, Insect Shield...

    Actually, Insect Shield is a permethrin treatment that is claimed to be permanent (70 washings).

    Most people use some sort of permethrin spray or soak... google Martin's permethrin and how to mix...
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    You're welcome and no doubt others will find more...

    You're welcome and no doubt others will find more nits to pick but those are major non-starters, not mere nits! :mellow:
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    WM gear is very high quality. I've owned a couple...

    WM gear is very high quality. I've owned a couple of bags over the years, including a -25°F Puma sleeping bag, and they're definitely top shelf regards to materials and construction, and I'm sure...
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