Monthly Archives: August 2013

It’s a Bird!…It’s a Plane!…It’s…

SUPER CAT! Boy, I could open a can of worms with this one. Everybody that hikes or camps has an opinion about stoves. If you watch the various hiking/backpacking/camping forums much you’ll find that stoves get just as much discussion … Continue reading

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Every Now and Then…

I read several blogs and bulletin boards related to flyfishing, hiking and camping on a fairly regular basis.  Every now and then I run across a post that speaks to me for one reason or another.  This evening I noticed … Continue reading

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Nevermore…

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As if someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber … Continue reading

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Tryin’ to Beat the Skeet…

It’s been an incredibly wet summer here. Seems like it’s rained every day or at least every other day since April or May. With all the rain there’s been plenty of standing water around so we’ve had a bumper crop … Continue reading

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What The Heck Happened?

What the heck happened this weekend? I tried to spend two nights in my hammock and ended up bailing and heading inside both nights. I’ve probably spent a close to a hundred nights out in my hammocks now and can’t … Continue reading

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Poncho Liner Top Quilt Revisited

I posted this piece about making a top quilt from a Army surplus poncho liner on my old blog and on HammockForums in mid-April last year. The thread came up again recently when one of the forum members asked if … Continue reading

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