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    As a hammock person myself, when the OP said "set...

    As a hammock person myself, when the OP said "set up my hammock" my first thought was hanging the hammock between 2 trekking poles. Which is in fact possible but IMO not practical, and certainly not...
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    Yep, the OP's video link shows ground setup with...

    Yep, the OP's video link shows ground setup with hammock as a bivy. In that case any kind of trekking pole or found stick will work.

    The issue isn't really the poles (unless there are literally no...
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    Moulder Strip...

    Moulder Strip (<--- link)
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    Glad to hear you're enjoying the cold-weather...

    Glad to hear you're enjoying the cold-weather performance... I know I'm not going back to white gas with this option.

    Regarding regulators, they're really just a gimmick and don't offer a lot....
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    You might find Mike Clelland's Ultralight...

    You might find Mike Clelland's Ultralight Backpacking series on YouTube helpful.

    Cam "Swami" Honan has a fantastic website that you might like, as does Alan Dixon. Oodles of good information on...
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    I use one of these Eagle Creek Pack-it cubes...

    I use one of these Eagle Creek Pack-it cubes (no, it isn't a cube :rolleyes:) and sub-divide inside with Ziploc bags for meds, first aid, repair, spare spoon (GSI collapsible), platypus and Gatorade...
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    In that case I'd definitely get the V strap.

    In that case I'd definitely get the V strap.
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    I think you're gonna be happy! :) The V strap...

    I think you're gonna be happy! :)

    The V strap is only needed for a bear canister (or the like) carried on top, but it isn't a bad idea to order one any way. It does come with the single strap...
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    I think you'd be okay with both of those, but...

    I think you'd be okay with both of those, but definitely spec both with 7d shell (in & out) and 950fp down for max compressibility.
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    Hmm... not a bad idea but I'm kinda thinking they...

    Hmm... not a bad idea but I'm kinda thinking they won't sell them separately... maybe source them elsewhere(?), but they don't seem to be common items. I didn't measure yet but they look a skosh too...
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    I've been hammocking for a few years and have a...

    I've been hammocking for a few years and have a pretty good feel for various quilts/tarps that are needed in different seasons.

    I did a quick overnighter yesterday (got back this morning) and...
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    Yo Coach! Sorry, I did not see the thread...

    Yo Coach!

    Sorry, I did not see the thread about MLK9. I'll look for it.

    Trails were stupid-crazy busy during the height of Covid but it has settled down a lot, although it goes without saying...
  13. Thread: Shoe Spikes

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    Exactly. In the long run the real Kahtoolas are a...

    Exactly. In the long run the real Kahtoolas are a far better choice. I, too, have seen the knock-offs shredded in no time flat. Sure, it's possible to have a freak situation and damage the Kahtoolas...
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    All the snow is gone, all the streams are...

    All the snow is gone, all the streams are running. It's like spring right now.

    Glad I was able to get out for one night of actual winter-like conditions.
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    I'm just going with DCF these days, although as...

    I'm just going with DCF these days, although as Miner notes the Zpacks material is a hybrid (DCF/polyester) laminate.

    That said, I recently got the Arc Air, but in Robic. I like what I see so far...
  16. Thread: Yellow Etrex

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    Gobs of info here...

    Gobs of info here. And gobs of links to even more.
  17. I also like eVent as a shell material and found...

    I also like eVent as a shell material and found it performed far better than GoreTex.

    Closest thing I have found is Mont-Bell's 'Peak' and 'Rain Trekker' shells. Performance very similar to eVent...
  18. YELLOW? GG?? That's crazy talk right there! :D

    YELLOW? GG??

    That's crazy talk right there! :D
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    "It wasn't what they expected." Indeed. A lot...

    "It wasn't what they expected."

    Indeed. A lot of navel gazing to make that simple point. I've always said "When it's not fun any more it's time to go home."

    And I wouldn't give a rat's derriere...
  20. This^^^ AFT loop has a little under 6000ft of...

    This^^^ AFT loop has a little under 6000ft of climbing vs around 12000ft for BFT.
  21. Thread: Coffee

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    Starbucks Via, Columbian and French Roast

    Starbucks Via, Columbian and French Roast
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    Comparing *thin* Ti and Al there is virtually no...

    Comparing *thin* Ti and Al there is virtually no difference.
    More than a decade ago I got pretty interested in stoves and efficiency and did a fair amount of quality testing, i.e. using...
  23. Averaging ~47mi/day with East Coast heat and...

    Averaging ~47mi/day with East Coast heat and humidity... hmm.
  24. I've settled upon Altra Lone Peaks. After various...

    I've settled upon Altra Lone Peaks. After various dalliances with other brands and even other models of Altra, I always come back to Lone Peaks.
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    A bit of slapdash editing with Photoshop will...

    A bit of slapdash editing with Photoshop will restore it enough to pass muster with the average casual viewer! :D
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