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    If you are building your own, you need to go...

    If you are building your own, you need to go here!

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=85
  2. Thread: Dog Photos

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    Woodsy, He's certainly a beauty. I would...

    Woodsy,

    He's certainly a beauty. I would deffinately have to agree on the assessment of breed.

    We have what at one point thought was Australian Shephard/Pit mix, but luckily, turns out that...
  3. You are indeed a Wise Old Owl. Internet...

    You are indeed a Wise Old Owl.

    Internet opinions and in your face opinions are often two totally different things. I rarely have anyone complain when my Dog is on trail with me, but there is...
  4. Thread: campshoes

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    $5 Croc knock offs. Had the same pair for 4...

    $5 Croc knock offs. Had the same pair for 4 years. The bottoms no longer have a recognizable tread on them. Stream crossings, in camp, etc etc. Nothing better for the weight.

    I've even hiked...
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    Trail Runners, anything under 40lbs and I use...

    Trail Runners, anything under 40lbs and I use trail runners or cross trainers. Over 40lbs and I have some lightweight hiking boots I can wear.

    Only once have I wished I had over the ankle boots...
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    My Wal Mart Swiss Gear poles have been with me...

    My Wal Mart Swiss Gear poles have been with me for 7 years, I have had to fix the twist locks on them a couple of times, but it's easy to fix. I even still have some of the metal tip still on both...
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    Can't believe no one has mentioned Border...

    Can't believe no one has mentioned Border Collies, Australian Shepherds, Catahoulas, Pyrenean Shepherd, Norwegian Buhund, etc.

    The herding breeds are really superior hikers. It's what they were...
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    I've been using a pair for about 3 years. Still...

    I've been using a pair for about 3 years. Still perfectly servicable with a couple of small holes patched up, one on the thigh at the bottom of the pocket, and one under my butt.

    Super light and...
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    The Campmor brand pants are pretty solid pants,...

    The Campmor brand pants are pretty solid pants, and certainly fit athletic builds well. My girlfriend calls them "Generic" fit. They should fit all body types well enough. They fit her fine, but...
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    Either is fine, but the double will give you more...

    Either is fine, but the double will give you more room to find a comfy lay no matter what size you are. You'll not regret the double if you are set on ENO.
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    I would consider carrying the extra pound and a...

    I would consider carrying the extra pound and a half for a really great UQ for winter if I were you. You'll sleep better than you ever have winter camping. You are not going to stay warm without...
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    It's still way to early in the technology for me...

    It's still way to early in the technology for me to buy into it. I do know there is a sizable amount of people testing these things.

    With some of the recent reviews on Spinn and reviews on...
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    Some people are never going to be ok with dogs on...

    Some people are never going to be ok with dogs on the trail, and any chance to voice that opinion they will. Sadly for them, most places I can take my doggy hiking with me, he loves it, I love it,...
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    In my teens I had my Aussie get bit out on the...

    In my teens I had my Aussie get bit out on the trail, luckily we weren't really far out, and was able to get to the vet in reasonable time. Of course in the process she killed the snake (Eastern...
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    That's a hard happy medium to hit sometimes. ...

    That's a hard happy medium to hit sometimes. Rain splash back is no fun. Usually only an issue on flat hard ground, and fairly open areas, but an issue none the less.

    One of the most important...
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    If I'm on trail with my dog, I just try to step...

    If I'm on trail with my dog, I just try to step well off trail if possible, get my dog into a sitting position. If people at that point choose to approach me and the dog, I allow them and the dog to...
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    I see no reason not to go with hammocks. A good...

    I see no reason not to go with hammocks. A good nights sleep is worth it.
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    Short hair - think insulation when colder - easy...

    Short hair - think insulation when colder - easy to spot ticks and parasites
    Long hair - think cool down when hotter - parasites will be hard to find
    Medium Coat - the dog will be fine most of the...
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    Finding the right deals on materials and such,...

    Finding the right deals on materials and such, and you can build a nice cold weather UQ for less than $100 if you learn to sew, or know someone willing to sew for you.
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    Since you want to blow off mosts suggestions, I...

    Since you want to blow off mosts suggestions, I was responding to this quote just above my post.



    Because if you are going around skipping the Smokies, and Baxter and other areas for the dog,...
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    Another little tidbit that works nicely. Get one...

    Another little tidbit that works nicely. Get one of those $10 Fleece Sleeping bags and put your pad in that, leaving the extra under your feet and the pad under your core. The fleece sleeping bag...
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    Just as an FYI, a long term hike with a large...

    Just as an FYI, a long term hike with a large breed dog is going to be VERY hard on your dog.

    Why you can't finish the AT with your dog? The only way your dog will be with you at the finish if...
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    I can't understand the big issue with walking a...

    I can't understand the big issue with walking a few yards upstream of where a dog is cooling off. Feeling a little overly entitled are we? 10-K, if you have a problem with Dogs on trail I'd suggest...
  24. As someone who loves my dog, I feel that a leash...

    As someone who loves my dog, I feel that a leash is one of the precautions you should always take.

    Sure some dogs are well behaved. But sometimes things happen. A deer could startle your dog...
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    I meant 6 years.

    I meant 6 years.
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