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    Going to ground in a DD XL

    Last night the situation arose that I needed to go to ground. High altitude and the trees were just not suitable. I brought a ground pad just for this potential. To keep the bug net up I needed a...
  2. Thanks for your thoughts, to clarify my post I...

    Thanks for your thoughts, to clarify my post I was referring to trimming a branch and not a tree (edited and fixed the post). I agree with the leave no trace mentality. Public marked camping grounds...
  3. Thoughts on trimming branches for your hang

    As the title states. Where I tend to travel (Rocky Mountains) most of the trees available are pine trees. Getting TO the trunk is sometimes the hardest part of the setup. Branches are all the way...
  4. So two nights, success with the exception of...

    So two nights, success with the exception of wind. One night there was a slight breeze flowing parallel to my hang. I was on the ridge of a river and wind coming down the valley seemed made both the...
  5. Well success! The width and length seem to be...

    Well success! The width and length seem to be bang on for my size and the Frontline XL. Very hard to take photos without help...
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    In response to the mention of temperatures, I only...
  6. 188926188925Progress being made. I had a couple...

    188926188925Progress being made. I had a couple two steps forward and one step back moments but itís ready for a test hang. I am curious about the fit with the DD Frontline XL poles and if I need to...
  7. DIY UC with VINTAGE 1969 down sleeping bag!

    Tried to make a therma-rest work with my DD Frontline XL.... Nope. Underquilt is a necessity. I converted to down bags many moons ago and the thought of a synthetic or even COTTON filled UC is making...
  8. I have been using a thermarest chair the type you...

    I have been using a thermarest chair the type you fold your mat in half and stick it a fabric sleeve with two webbing straps same since around 2000? I have never punctured a pad though I am careful...
  9. Greetings, New to hanging in trees

    Thanks for the acceptance into the forum. I am a long time back woods backpacker that took some time off while my kids were growing up. I have come back to find my love of the back country has never...
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