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Lawnchair107
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05/08/2021 06:59AM  
Anyone excited about a new piece of gear heading into 2021?
 
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Pilgrimpaddler
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05/08/2021 08:09AM  
Lawnchair107: "Anyone excited about a new piece of gear heading into 2021?"
I’m getting a Superior Gear hammock any day and just ordered a pair of NRS Boundary Boots. I’m excited to see how tree hanging compares to tenting.
 
mschi772
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05/08/2021 08:53AM  
This year doesn't have much that's changing, but upgrading my camera case was on the list, and I'm already super satisfied with my new large Mountainsmith Kit Camera Cube. I wanted something sturdy without the weight, bulk, and hard edges of a Pelican, and this nails it.

Also hoping to upgrade my tackle box. Right now I've got a small basic Plano organizer, and it is just a little too small, and I hate how hooks sneak under the dividers all the time. Sure, I could use some silicone or something to fix the hook sneaking since I don't move the dividers, but it's still too small and cramped, so one of these days I'll work on finding something that's more appropriate.

Oh, I guess the actual big one this year was finally getting a Somewear satellite messenger. Safety items aren't generally very "exciting," but I'm happy to finally have it in case I ever need it.

Other than those, I think the only other thing is a "pocket bellows" that I made out of high-temp silicone tubing and titanium tubing. About 24" long, 3/8" inner diameter with an inch or two of 3/8"titanium tubing at the ends so that I don't my friends will stop yelling at me for putting my face next to the fire when it needs a little helping blow. Because of the amount of silicone and titanium tubing I had on hand, I could actually make three, so I guess my friends are getting a gift when we meet-up for our trip next month.
 
Lawnchair107
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05/08/2021 08:59AM  
Pilgrimpaddler: "Lawnchair107: "Anyone excited about a new piece of gear heading into 2021?"
I’m getting a Superior Gear hammock any day and just ordered a pair of NRS Boundary Boots. I’m excited to see how tree hanging compares to tenting. "


I’ll be interested in feedback as I am looking myself to possibly get off the ground. And of course, you’re probably going to make my decision even harder with another hammock brand that wasn’t on my final list..
 
spud
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05/08/2021 01:38PM  
I was convinced that I needed a CF paddle that I'm looking forward to putting through the paces. also a EE quilt for my Hammock.. was more than I wanted to add this year, but both were from small businesses that I'm sure could use the support..
 
05/08/2021 02:13PM  
I’m taking a break right now from making myself a light-weight down quilt. I’m expecting it to come in under 16 oz, and be good as a stand alone in the 50-55° range or used to augment my 40° summer bag. Crossing my fingers I can finish tonight.
 
Lawnchair107
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05/08/2021 03:00PM  
spud: "I was convinced that I needed a CF paddle that I'm looking forward to putting through the paces. also a EE quilt for my Hammock.. was more than I wanted to add this year, but both were from small businesses that I'm sure could use the support.."

I purchased a custom enigma from them a couple years ago to use on the ground. It’s been a rock solid TQ.
 
05/08/2021 06:15PM  
My new fugly portage pack - DIY'd it a few weeks ago (writeup in the Do it yourself gear subforum).
 
scotttimm
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05/08/2021 06:56PM  
I got an email yesterday that my new, blue and white checkered 10x14 CCS Tarp has shipped. I haven't been this excited about a new piece of gear in awhile. I bought my son a CCS guide pack for Christmas, and I bought he, my wife and I new Astral shoes. The girls will have to use their old Keene's and tennis until I save up a bit more (or their feet stop growing) I'm looking at waterproof socks on Amazon...may have to give it a try.
 
05/08/2021 07:40PM  
EE Enigma quilt, Granite Gear Virga 2 pack. Virgo titanium spoon
 
05/08/2021 08:23PM  
Don't think I've got anything new for this year....
 
Pilgrimpaddler
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05/08/2021 09:17PM  
Lawnchair107: "Pilgrimpaddler: "Lawnchair107: "Anyone excited about a new piece of gear heading into 2021?"
I’m getting a Superior Gear hammock any day and just ordered a pair of NRS Boundary Boots. I’m excited to see how tree hanging compares to tenting. "



I’ll be interested in feedback as I am looking myself to possibly get off the ground. And of course, you’re probably going to make my decision even harder with another hammock brand that wasn’t on my final list.."

I received the Superior Gear hammock today and hope to set it up in the next few days. I have a May 22 trip coming up so I should have an opinion on it by the end of May. I like that it’s a local product and also that Shug seemed to like it. I’ve already got an EE Revelation to use as a top quilt, so hopefully I’ll be fully dialed in.
 
ODoyle
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05/09/2021 06:41AM  
Warbonnet Ridge Runner and of course some of what goes along with it. Some bridge buttons, dutch tree straps and guy line hardware to play with and some extra dyneema to do homemade suspension with.

CCS 15x15 screen tent (group buy)
 
Lawnchair107
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05/09/2021 07:51AM  
ODoyle: "Warbonnet Ridge Runner and of course some of what goes along with it. Some bridge buttons, dutch tree straps and guy line hardware to play with and some extra dyneema to do homemade suspension with.


CCS 15x15 screen tent (group buy)"


Damn, those two items sit very high on my wish list! I would love to hear feedback!
 
RLJ
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05/09/2021 09:26AM  
New equipment is the Sierra Madre flatlay hammock and 30 degree underquilt. Will be testing these out during my BWCA trip this week. Also purchased a pair of the Randy Sun waterproof socks.
 
Wayouttroy
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05/09/2021 10:34AM  
2021 additions:
Northstar Northwind solo , starlight, wood gunnels
Thunder Fly tarp silpoly 12’ for RR
Evernew alcohol cook set
Mora knife
Dutch bling
Camp craft Outdoors mat
Luci light
I admit I’m gear junkie


 
bottomtothetap
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05/09/2021 01:42PM  
This year I'm adding an Agawa Boreal 21 saw to replace or supplement my Sven saw. My Sven saw was "OK" but this new saw looks awesome. Also a new headlamp with a retractable "zip" chord for the headband, and a small plastic waterproof case for valuables such as fishing license, permit, etc. Have a new 12' x 12' tarp ready to go to replace the previous worn-out one. Also new mesh bags (Coghlen laundry bags) for anchor rocks.

And two new packs...

In a previous post I had written about replacing my old army surplus pack ("Heike" pack)
and failing to find an exact replica, opted for a Kondos Daypack for the new one. I'm having it modified a bit by a local alterations shop to more fit my exact whims.

HOWEVER--I now found THE exact replacement to the old army surplus pack and ordered one of those as well--just for fun!
Heike--II
 
TipsyPaddler
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05/09/2021 05:07PM  
I sold off more extraneous items than I bought for 2021 season.

But I used part of the sale proceeds to buy a new Warbonnet Mountainfly tarp for my Ridgerunner hammock. Got tired of futzing with the older Cloudburst and door kit.
 
kjw
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05/09/2021 06:18PM  
1. 2 - Goal Zero Crush Chroma Lights
2. 10x10 1.9oz CCS yellow tarp (already have 10x12 multi colored one)
3. Getting iPhone 12 pro max for taking pics and videos. It seems to be waterproof enough for BWCA unless I drop it to bottom of lake.
 
Lawnchair107
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05/09/2021 06:59PM  
TipsyPaddler: "I sold off more extraneous items than I bought for 2021 season.


But I used part of the sale proceeds to buy a new Warbonnet Mountainfly tarp for my Ridgerunner hammock. Got tired of futzing with the older Cloudburst and door kit."


What length you go with?
 
05/09/2021 07:08PM  
Lawnchair107: "Anyone excited about a new piece of gear heading into 2021?"

Spent more this year on gear than any other.....new to me NW17 and a trailer to haul it and my buddy's canoe to the BWCA. Looking forward to our trip!

 
preacherdave
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05/09/2021 07:35PM  
Hawkeye Fishtrax first time I’ve ever had a fish finder up there. Excited
Also trying a cold weather knee high Sealskinz
 
TipsyPaddler
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05/09/2021 07:45PM  
Lawnchair107: "TipsyPaddler: "I sold off more extraneous items than I bought for 2021 season.



But I used part of the sale proceeds to buy a new Warbonnet Mountainfly tarp for my Ridgerunner hammock. Got tired of futzing with the older Cloudburst and door kit."



What length you go with?"


13 footer…hoping that closes around hammock better. The cloudburst and door kit always had a gap.
 
tomo
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05/09/2021 07:47PM  
Nomad flat-folding stove: stove

Swapping out the seat on my solo canoe in favor of a saddle: saddle

Got some new Bourquin yoke pads I'm excited to try out....

Got some barrel organizers from recreational barrel works (though haven't received them: barrel buckets

My wife is threatening to cut up my credit card :)
 
05/09/2021 08:08PM  
FryBake pan. Did a practice Chicago deep dish pizza in it the other day. Plan on doing another in the BW in about 12 days!









 
Lawnchair107
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05/09/2021 08:34PM  
brux: "FryBake pan. Did a practice Chicago deep dish pizza in it the other day. Plan on doing another in the BW in about 12 days!










"


Are those pans awesome or what!? What size/model you go with?
 
Bonsia
 
05/10/2021 08:04AM  

here's some feedback from someone that has spent a few years in a hammock situation. What ive found is that each time you set up your "hootch" its always slightly different. run a line from tree to tree and put your lightweight tarp up temporarily snugging up the corners. hang your hammock with height to get in. (i'll hang two hammocks one next to the other to put gear in that is off the ground) shelter one side from the direction the weather is coming from. Ive hung Thermo cells for bugs and they do work well. The key here is to have a balanced hammock. having your feet higher that your head didnt work for me. and having your head higher than your feet allows gravity to pull you down. so level is best. There are mosquito net socks that work well. Also thermal liners are available. if you have knees that hurt, a small pillow works well under your knees to prevent over extending your knees while sleeping. Theses are some of the things that ive learned. Placing your setup area on a slight hill also helps with any drainage issues and allows for better clearance under your butt. Two tarps moBetta.
The bottom line
Have fun!
 
05/10/2021 10:28AM  
Lawnchair107: "brux: "FryBake pan. Did a practice Chicago deep dish pizza in it the other day. Plan on doing another in the BW in about 12 days!













"



Are those pans awesome or what!? What size/model you go with?"


The Expedition size. I’ll likely buy another for this summer’s trip of nine. I also have a 10” GSI hard anodized aluminum Dutch oven that I would take, but the FryBake is less than 1/2 the weight! The second one will replace the need for bringing the cast aluminum griddle. Should cut about 5-6 lbs off the cookset and still be great for over the fire cooking.
 
05/10/2021 11:30AM  
Garmin 66i.
I'm going to see if I like it better than carrying my 62S and a SAT phone.
 
TreeBear
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05/10/2021 11:07PM  
Well three big gear upgrades this year. A hammock, a pack, and a canoe. The first two were pretty much mandatory. My hammock was on death row after two major repairs and another in the quo (I put a stupid amount of nights in the thing, it was time.) My 50 year old Monarch was also wearing out beyond repair. I've done major repairs the last few years. I DIY'd a pack this winter and am quite happy with it. And the canoe was kind of an upgrade, kind of a replacement. Stuff is hard to find right now, but it's so pretty.... It's a 1981 Mad River Kevlar Explorer with the ash gunnels which has been sitting inside not seeing a lot of use in those 40 years. Needless to say, I am happy with the upgrades and ready for the season!



 
THEGrandRapids
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05/11/2021 06:35PM  
brux: "Lawnchair107: "brux: "FryBake pan. Did a practice Chicago deep dish pizza in it the other day. Plan on doing another in the BW in about 12 days!















"




Are those pans awesome or what!? What size/model you go with?"


The Expedition size. I’ll likely buy another for this summer’s trip of nine. I also have a 10” GSI hard anodized aluminum Dutch oven that I would take, but the FryBake is less than 1/2 the weight! The second one will replace the need for bringing the cast aluminum griddle. Should cut about 5-6 lbs off the cookset and still be great for over the fire cooking."


FryBake is my favorite piece of equipment. I got overzealous and bought the smalller size kit in addition to the Expedition. I use the expedition 30 to 1 compared to the smaller sizes. Now Two expeditions sound awesome. Too bad they didn't make a deeper exp.
 
Savage Voyageur
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05/11/2021 06:52PM  
These old bones need some comfort this year. I just ordered an Exped SynMat XP 7 Insulated Sleeping Pad. Between this mat and my blow up pillow I should get a great night’s sleep.
 
CanoeingHarry
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05/11/2021 08:48PM  
Picked up a voyageurs outdoorgear stove.
 
pswith5
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05/12/2021 05:28AM  
Just picked up my new Lean 2 plus. Very excited. I also seemed to be craving pizza for some reason.
 
Lawnchair107
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05/12/2021 06:21AM  
pswith5: "Just picked up my new Lean 2 plus. Very excited. I also seemed to be craving pizza for some reason."

Very cool. What color?
 
straighthairedcurly
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05/12/2021 09:33PM  
Enlightened Equipment raincoat and some Xero sandals for around camp. Also picked up a used down sleeping bag that is more of a summer weight.
I am lusting after ordering a lighter weight solo canoe, but am trying to resist...for now.
 
Fiona
 
05/14/2021 02:21AM  
I've got the camo hammock double-wide from an amazon store, spending last weekend, spacious and large to lay
 
Fiona
 
05/14/2021 02:26AM  
I've got the camo hammock double-wide from an amazon store, spending last weekend in it, spacious and large to lay
 
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