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 Post subject: Re: Brand loyalty
PostPosted: December 6 17, 8:52 pm 
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haltz wrote:
Shoe or boot? I have a pair of eccos that I really like that are more like leather tennis shoes or loafers


Looking for something to go with a potential new suit, so formal. (My assumption is I'll go with a classic pair of oxfords as I figure they won't go out of style, but if the right boot is formal, I'll do it.) And before anyone suggests it, I'm just not into chukkas or chelseas. Just something about the shape that doesn't work for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Brand loyalty
PostPosted: July 16 19, 11:17 am 
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ENO hammocks with Atlas suspension straps are the best. TBH, I have only seen a couple others - but haven't felt compelled to move on from ENO.


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 Post subject: Re: Brand loyalty
PostPosted: July 16 19, 11:42 am 
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I’m in a Kammock.


I have no brand loyalty to any mosquito repellent. None of them work. I’m still recovering from the onslaught in the Badlands the night before last.


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 Post subject: Re: Brand loyalty
PostPosted: July 16 19, 12:21 pm 
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I guess the big one is I am now a Subaru loyalist.

I sometimes think Subaru should be paying me for this loyalty.

On vacation at gas station I saw a cool looking Bronco made into a convertible with roll bars etc.
Then I looked over at my Crosstrek (a small Subaru) with 2 SUPs on top, two bikes on back and my sunroof open -my envy disappeared.


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 Post subject: Re: Brand loyalty
PostPosted: July 16 19, 12:45 pm 
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Two Subaru stories. That one winter storm we had that closed 44 down in Pacific MO. I was cruising up down hills and backroads where people were stuck and off the road everywhere. I was amazed, and didnt even have the X-mode balancing for extra traction thing going.

Exploring down in Mark Twain Natl Forest, I saw a Harmon Springs Campground on the map so decided to check it out. Damn, it is not really a drive-in CG but a hike-in (with one of the many logging roads to access)

. I've driven worse pathways/road before but this was longer haul. And pretty dense and narrow, so once I got on it, seeing it out to the end was the apparent easiest way to turn around other than backing up a rough hill for a mile (maybe embellished distance-but I admittedly suck at backing up even with the camera)

Just before I hit the "Campground" there was a flowing drainage that took all my clearance to get over. Anyways, instead of being worried about getting stuck down there without cell service, potential expensive haul out -it was a fun little trip even though Harmon Springs is not much to see.


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 Post subject: Re: Brand loyalty
PostPosted: July 16 19, 2:04 pm 
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lukethedrifter wrote:
I’m in a Kammock.

I got one from the original kickstarter and it's still in great shape. Quality product. I hook it up on my porch. Take it camping. I love it for fly fishing in the summer because when it gets hot out the bite can dry up, so you end up killing a few hours with a few beers in a hammock. It's incredible.


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 Post subject: Re: Brand loyalty
PostPosted: July 16 19, 2:48 pm 
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What does the Kammock have that differentiates ?

I've got a Grand Trunk hammock in my pile o' stuff. I don't care for the thinner cord (as opposed to flat straps) suspension. Doesn't look easily adjustable, and friendly to the trees trunks.

Also wasted 40 on hammock a Facebook false advertised product (flying squirrel.. ?). It's a lame base hammock itself without straps and zip on mosquito and rain fly and some other gizmos I forgot about already.


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 Post subject: Re: Brand loyalty
PostPosted: July 16 19, 2:54 pm 
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I honestly don't know. I just bought it a long time ago and then never looked at another camping hammock again.


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 Post subject: Re: Brand loyalty
PostPosted: July 16 19, 3:04 pm 
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How about dry bags? I an upgrading to newer sea to summits -though wasn't a fan of their older ones. I still have some of the flimsier old ones that leak and fall apart to store/carry things in, but need to remind myself that the old ones aren't actually waterproof. I went into the lake with my phone in the newer versions and it came up fine.

Big fan of Deuter packs. My 15L daypack is durable and great. , has the 2 straps if I want to run a bit with it. A place for a water bladder and hose. Straps on nicely to my SUP. They breath decently on your back


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 Post subject: Re: Brand loyalty
PostPosted: July 16 19, 3:10 pm 
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I have a filson dry pack backpack and a patagonia dry pack fly sling/pack.

You SUP? I'm thinking of getting one to paddle and fish on the Illinois River here in Peoria. Dodge barges and party boats with my fly rod. Do my part to fight against the asian carp invasion. Got any recs for SUP's that don't tip over and aren't incredibly expensive?


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