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    several hammocks, down quilts, tarps (for...

    several hammocks, down quilts, tarps (for hammocks and/or ground use), a couple of packs, pack covers/liners, stuff sacs, etc. I've always got items on the drawing board...but currently have no...
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    Regarding color, I'd like to see an olive drab or...

    Regarding color, I'd like to see an olive drab or coyote brown used on one side, and black used on the other. If one color is prefered, I'd rather see olive drab used on both sides. I really like...
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    You're right. They can sell adds to whomever...

    You're right. They can sell adds to whomever they want. It is the advertisements they CHOOSE to run that determine their character, however. A magazine with a circulation like backpacker has...
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    Well, Thru-hiker.com used to only offer one...

    Well, Thru-hiker.com used to only offer one weight of thread, tex40. I've used it to sew a couple of down quilts and such, so it can certainly be used for that as well, although I bet the tex24 is...
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    OK, I can do that for you. Mirage came up with a...

    OK, I can do that for you. Mirage came up with a system last year that, when adapted, could easily meet your criteria. Make a speer-style hammock out of 30-denier 1.1oz ripstop nylon. Make it 8...
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    The best thread I've ever used is provided by...

    The best thread I've ever used is provided by Thru-hiker.com. It's stronger and less messy to work with that Guterman, and cheaper too. Use the smallest needle you can and still fit the thread...
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    I keep my hammock in snakeskins (I just wrap the...

    I keep my hammock in snakeskins (I just wrap the suspension ropes around it to keep its shape) and my tarp in a small sil nylon stuff sack. I keep the tarp separate because I hang it separate (that...
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    Unless one doesn't know how to set up his/her...

    Unless one doesn't know how to set up his/her shelter, or about site selection (i.e. don't set up in a hole :) ), I wouldn't worry too much about getting a down sleeping bag wet. The fly for the...
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    Thanks for the quick reply. So...while I'm not...

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    So...while I'm not afraid of using a seam ripper any day, what/where exactly on the Adventure Racer am I unstiching to get this fly off?

    While I'm at it (since you...
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    Any HH Adventure Racer + JRB users?

    Any of you folks use a HH Adventure Racer?

    I've been using a homemade 8' hammock for a while, but miss the hennessy style entry and ease of use (read: attached bug netting), so I was thinking...
  11. Feathered Friends certainly makes quality stuff,...

    Feathered Friends certainly makes quality stuff, there's no doubt about that. I go down to their store sometimes just to hang out...nice guys (and gals). Other manufacturers make lighter stuff...
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    I started with gaiters because I wanted to keep...

    I started with gaiters because I wanted to keep the rain out of my boots. That was until I realized that there's nothing that you can do to actually keep your feet dry. At that time, I was wearing...
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    Well, I've never used the specific budget hammock...

    Well, I've never used the specific budget hammock in question, but I've used a lot of different types of hammocks. Generally, they all feel just about the same. The biggest differences to me come...
  14. Poll: You guys are a bunch of lightweights! :) In...

    You guys are a bunch of lightweights!

    :)

    In 2000, I stopped counting after 30 consecutive days of rain in Spring. When calling home, my parents would ask where I was. I would respond, "under...
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    I've been using a Ghost for a year+ now. It's...

    I've been using a Ghost for a year+ now. It's really nice. I got it for when I began carrying my photography equipment (10+ pounds) with me on all of my hikes. It's carried the 25-30 pounds...
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    first time: I was sick. She put me on the BRAT...

    first time: I was sick. She put me on the BRAT diet and helped me get over the stomach flu.
    second time: My Girlfriend's feet were tornup. Ms. Janet lent us her own boots.

    Thanks Miss Janet. ...
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    When I was 16 I decided that I didn't know what I...

    When I was 16 I decided that I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life. So, to figure that out, I set off to hike the Appalachian Trail. Along the way I figured out a lot of things, and came...
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    I'd be looking at a zero degree bag at the...

    I'd be looking at a zero degree bag at the minimum. I've been happy with Marmot's ultralight series bags, having used both the Hydrogen and Helium extensively throughout the past two years. They're...
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    The last time I did this section my girlfriend...

    The last time I did this section my girlfriend and I started at I-40 an hour or so before dark. We made it to Painter's Branch just after dark and set up camp there. It's a beautiful campsite in...
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    Sorry, I've been meaning to reply to this thread...

    Sorry, I've been meaning to reply to this thread since you posted, but I'm absolutely swamped with work.

    Anyway, I used an Eclipse from Springer to Pearisburg, VA on my thru-hike in 2000. The...
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    Depends on the size of your pack, and depends on...

    Depends on the size of your pack, and depends on what you need.

    The Packa is probably the best choice. It allows all of the ventilation of a poncho, but you can seal it up like a rainjacket too. ...
  22. I carried a mileage wheel with me on my thruhike....

    I carried a mileage wheel with me on my thruhike. I kept two locks on it every night, one combination, and one keyed. I used two different types of locks because even if they could get the...
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    There actually is a comparable weight epic jacket...

    There actually is a comparable weight epic jacket and pants. I've lost the manufacturer's link, though, and can't find it for the life of me. The manufacturer specializes in Adventure Racing gear,...
  24. Amen. -howie

    Amen.

    -howie
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    Interpolating plans into different sizes should...

    Interpolating plans into different sizes should be a falrly easy task. What size do you think the quilt you have should be? And what increments do you think are appropriate? I seem to recall LG...
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