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    Fantastic. Do let me know if you hear anything! ...

    Fantastic. Do let me know if you hear anything!

    -Brian
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    Does anyone know if the E2E guide is still in...

    Does anyone know if the E2E guide is still in print? I've been unable to find any online shops which currently have it in stock.
  3. Thread: MacCat Question

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    Hey Oms, I don't have concrete information about...

    Hey Oms, I don't have concrete information about the weights quite yet, but I can try and give a reasonable estimate. These weights include seam sealing and a Spinntex Stuff sack.

    MacCat Micro -...
  4. Thread: MacCat Question

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    Hey all, this is Brian of OES, and just to let...

    Hey all, this is Brian of OES, and just to let everyone know - I do have both silnylon and Spinntex MacCat tarps available for order now - please shoot me an email through my site if you're...
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    Oops, heres the link: ...

    Oops, heres the link:

    http://geocities.com/gearskinpics/

    And no laughing at the pictures; they're 3.5 years old
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    Here also is my old site on how I pack my...

    Here also is my old site on how I pack my gearskin...I now use silnylon bags instead of dry bags and my CCF pad instead of a kneeling pad, but the general principal is the same. Silnylon bags with a...
  7. Thread: Stay dry

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    I use a pack cover combined with an umbrella (in...

    I use a pack cover combined with an umbrella (in all but the windiest conditions, <20mph). The umbrella eliminates that gab between your back and the pack cover, keeing everything dry. I've used it...
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    Perhaps I could have started another thread, but...

    Perhaps I could have started another thread, but I would rather not clutter up WB with multiple threads. I am officially open for business again! I made it through the semester (with a pretty happy...
  9. Thread: Very Tough Trail

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    ...but where can I put my hammock? Brian

    ...but where can I put my hammock?

    Brian
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    A fourth to the Gearskin. The fit is...

    A fourth to the Gearskin. The fit is unbelievable, and so is the service....

    Brian
  11. Thread: Class of 2013

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    Hmm, 2010 was my goal three years ago, as it...

    Hmm, 2010 was my goal three years ago, as it would be right when I am finishing my Masters. Well, got to get through freshman year first!

    Brian
    U of Rochester 2010
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    Thanks for all your comments. It sure is a zoo...

    Thanks for all your comments. It sure is a zoo running around meeting advisors, planning my schedule, and still finding time to actually learn the names of buildings. Luckily the UR campus is small...
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    OutdoorEquipmentSupplier.com temporary closing

    Hello loyal WB'ers,

    I thought this would be an appropriate place to make this announcement. I usually do not have any interest in publicizing and\or announcing anything about my business, but...
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    Not sure what you would call it, but I've got a...

    Not sure what you would call it, but I've got a real light thermometer consisting of a plastic tube maybe 1\4" in diameter and 6" long with the thermo stuff inside, with a blue plastic cover which...
  15. Thread: tree size

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    I like having trees anywhere from 6-12 inches in...

    I like having trees anywhere from 6-12 inches in diameter. Any smaller and you really feel the hammock shake when the tree moves in the wind (creepy), and any larger and you'll have a difficult time...
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    Yeah sure, I'll chime in if you want:P I...

    Yeah sure, I'll chime in if you want:P

    I have been reading for a few years the pluses and minuses of a catenary cut ridgeline, and I have decided that while having one is nice for certain...
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    Or if you're lazy, a rain sorong\skirt\kilt...no...

    Or if you're lazy, a rain sorong\skirt\kilt...no sewing required!
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    Hammock Engineer: It is not a 100% kevlar...

    Hammock Engineer:

    It is not a 100% kevlar material, but rather a 210D nylon with a kevlar ripstop pattern to prevent warping and ripping. It works great as a lightweight, very strong and very...
  19. Thread: Sewing Machines

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    About a year ago, I bought a new Janome machine,...

    About a year ago, I bought a new Janome machine, as I had been using one (not mine) for over a year, and I was very pleased at the low pricetag. It works great with every fabric I have thrown at it,...
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    I stayed there through a thunderstorm also (with...

    I stayed there through a thunderstorm also (with a group), and there must have been 10 Thru's staying there that night as well. The next morning after the cold front came through, the view was simply...
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    Oh man, I saw this title and though you wanted to...

    Oh man, I saw this title and though you wanted to thru in flip flops, and after reading Sly's post, I was amazed! But then I caught on to what you actually meant.

    Brian
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    I have had a real light pair of down booties for...

    I have had a real light pair of down booties for cold weather hammock use, and I wouldn't trade them for the world. They keep my feet really warm, and sometimes my legs get jealous!

    Brian
    OES
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    Poll: I'm the only one out of 13 to say yes? Man,...

    I'm the only one out of 13 to say yes? Man, hiking with my $5 grocery store umbrella keeps me dry and happy day after day...sure beats being under a raincoat, which is only used if its really windy...
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    I believe that BackpackingLight did a...

    I believe that BackpackingLight did a pseudo-review of the 8' x 10' White Lightnin' a while back, but you need a membership to view it.

    Brian
    OES
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    Ok, a little clarification from the manufacturer....

    Ok, a little clarification from the manufacturer.

    Jeff hit the nail on the head; the MacCat series was originally designed soley for "in the air" use, and it is, in my opinion, too small for...
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