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Splicing A Continuous Loop by Sight

Yes, you can (and probably should) meticulously measure your buries the official way (PDF), but once you get the hang of it, splicing by sight is a simple, straightforward process. My “fid” of choice is...

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Hammeck Envy-S Hammock Review

The Envy-S Hammock The Envy-S is the top-of-the-line hammock from Hammeck, a cottage vendor specializing in camping hammocks and accessories (the Meck family also has a pretty cool metal hammock stand, if you’re interested). Hammeck has...

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Sierra Madre Research Nubé Shelter Review

Sierra Madre Research Nubé Shelter The team over at Sierra Madre Research, or SMr, have generated a lot of buzz around their new gear, particularly their integrated shelter, the Nubé (pronounced “New Bay”). Their...

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Hammock Camping in Goblin Valley

My family planned a trip into Goblin Valley during spring break. It was part of our plan to get out and see more of the natural wonders in the American Southwest. Our plans, of...

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Dream Hammock ThunderBird Review

I saw an early prototype of the ThunderBird a few years ago at Trail Days in Damascus, Virginia. It was a great opportunity to meet up with Randy, who I’ve built a friendship over...

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Thailand Jungle Hammock Review

Video link Original Camper, Made in Thailand. Dimensions: 240 x 120 cm (94 x 47 in) Weight: 746 g (26.3 oz) Capacity: 150 kg (330 lbs) MSRP: US$40 Overview The Original Camper double-layer Jungle...

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Sierra Madre Research Pares and xPlor Hammock Review

Sierra Madre Research Pares and xPlor Hammocks   What they say What I say Dimensions 106 × 54 in (269 × 137 cm) — xPlor 129.5 × 78 in (329 × 198 cm) — Pares 106 × 54 in (269 × 137 cm) — xPlor 128 × 78 in...

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