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    3 Weeks Ago
    Heg replied to a thread best rain jacket in Gear Forum
    I'm in Hood River. Best place on Earth. 45 minutes to mount Hood, Windsurfing capital of the world!
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Heg replied to a thread best rain jacket in Gear Forum
    This forum is amazing...you guys are awesome. To take the time to help a new guy out... I can't thank you enough. Burnham, I started to peruse the index of National Tree Climbing Guide, looks like a very comprehensive resource, thank you. Downloaded, printed, and ready for my recliner. Sometimes it's nice to put the electronics away, and have good ol' paper. Tree09, I bought Gerry's DVDS several years back when I was getting into rec climbing, and I do recall they were excellent. I found his book on Amazon...only $2,842.01 https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0965416704/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all And of course thank you Butch for this great forum. I've spent dozens of hours reading and learning here.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Heg replied to a thread best rain jacket in Gear Forum
    Thanks squisher. Since I have about 100 hours recreational climbing experience, they are going to train me to be a working climber. I'm fired up for that, although the thought of groundies staring at me while I'm up there rigging on my first climb makes me a bit apprehensive. Hopefully their training program makes me very proficient before I get thrown on a job. Time is money, and pressure would lead to accidents. I am going to study these videos: http://www.climbingarborist.com/rigging.php If you guys have better resources, please let me know.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Heg replied to a thread best rain jacket in Gear Forum
    This is great stuff right here, thanks Burnham. I'm glad I haven't bought anything yet, as it appears nothing is the silver bullet to keep you dry and comfortable. Turns out today (my first day as a groundie) was a beautiful, clear sky day. I was in a T shirt by 10am. We did a removal, and man this is pretty hard work, and dangerous. There was this one kid, couldn't have been more than a buck fifty, picking up huge chunks and throwing them like it was nothing. SeanKroll - fascinating info on Paul Petzoldt....love it.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Heg replied to a thread best rain jacket in Gear Forum
    Thanks for the link to the frog gear....seems like pretty good stuff yet not too expensive. And Bermy thanks for the reminder about a shirt that wicks. Don't think I have one of those. I got some shoppin' to do.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Heg started a thread best rain jacket in Gear Forum
    I just got a job as a Groundie, and I'm hoping for recommendations for a rain jacket that I can work in. Do I want something that's water proof, so I don't get soaked? Leaning towards this: http://www.treestuff.com/store/catalog.asp?category_id=1977&item=15610 I haven't been on this forum in quite a while, so I did not know the best section to post this.
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    02-29-2016
    Hey Butch all I need to do is: 1. design this to open up to attach midline 2. file patent 3. ??? 4. Profit!! 8)
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    02-29-2016
    Line tightener, designed for clotheslines. http://www.amazon.com/Whitney-Designs-280-Clothesline-Tightener/dp/B004VEPRNG Not much bigger than paracord will fit through it.
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    02-29-2016
    I found this in my garage, going through a 'junk bin' and I think I know what it is, but I will let you guys guess. Anyway I was thinking this would make an amazing ascender, just make it big enough to handle 11mm rope. Just seems like it would work like a dream, and not tear up the rope like the teeth grabber.
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    06-16-2015
    I posted this once before, it's how they filmed it. http://humanplanet.com/timothyallen/2011/02/bayaka-honey-gatherer/ Cool, thanks Steve.
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    06-16-2015
    No big deal to him anyway. :O Kinda puts things into perspective. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/3W_iMve4xvg?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> After I watched it, I wondered... how they filmed that?
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    05-28-2015
    Beginner tip: Don't leave your gear attached to your climbing rope for several days. I simply unhooked my biner, and left my complete RADS system on the rope, knowing I was going to climb the next day. Life got busy, and a few days later had time to climb. Went up and down, then when I opened my grigri, out crawls a huge spider. It just hung out in there for the entire climb! Glad it didn't come out when I was at height - let's just say i hate spiders. About had to change pants when it crawled out.
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    03-04-2015
    I'll have to read it again.....I just skimmed the first half.
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    03-04-2015
    Heg replied to a thread stay safe my friends in Odds and Ends
    That's terrible. Thoughts n prayers to his family. I wish we could know more details how that happened, so we can learn from it. I have a very old steel core flipline I bought from a retired lineman that I have used a few times, now I am afraid to, even though it looks solid to me.
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    03-04-2015
    That can't be a real article....probably some fake site like the Onion, right? And holy crap you are a posting madman!! B) This is just a link instead of an embed because I added code at the end to go straight to the relevant time in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=E8UqucqdP_A#t=101 ^ This is what I thought of when I saw your post count.
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    03-04-2015
    Heg started a thread stay safe my friends in Odds and Ends
    Not tree climbing, but this is the most powerful vid I've seen in a long time. I certainly will think ahead & slow down a little before doing various potential dangerous jobs.:O <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/C4S0rAZypzY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    02-24-2015
    Heg replied to a thread logs like rubber in The Logging Forum
    Every once in a while some things are difficult to find an answer via google, which is why I started this thread. And the Treehouse came through....lots of great answers. Now if anyone ever asks 'whoa, why did your axe bounce out like that', I can actually sound smart. To derail my own thread, who wears safety glasses when splitting wood? After getting hit in the face with a chunk, I always do now. I've read youtube comments from people claiming chunks piercing to the bone.
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    02-23-2015
    Heg replied to a thread logs like rubber in The Logging Forum
    Apparently the embed video tags don't work.
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    02-23-2015
    Heg replied to a thread logs like rubber in The Logging Forum
    Gotta find me one of these
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    02-23-2015
    Heg replied to a thread logs like rubber in The Logging Forum
    You aint a kiddin! Brutal on the chain. BTW good cutting info Sean, thanks.
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    02-23-2015
    Heg replied to a thread logs like rubber in The Logging Forum
    Must be an Oak thing, as I have never experienced this with Doug Fir. Then again I don't have much experience...10 trees maybe. And Sean what is a noodle cut?
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    02-23-2015
    Heg started a thread logs like rubber in The Logging Forum
    I cut down a dead oak and bucked it up. All the logs split fine with my Fiskars splitting axe, except for the 2 logs that were closest to the base/stump. My axe bounces out like the log is made of rubber. Hoping someone can enlighten me what causes this. Thanks
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    09-19-2014
    My apologies if this has been posted before. This kid has some serious cajones to do this. I mean, what if he ran into some bees? http://www.asuddenlight.com/world-record-unassisted-tree-climb/
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    09-14-2014
    Heg replied to a thread tensionless anchor in Climbing Forum
    ok, now I get it. Thanks Sean.
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    09-14-2014
    Heg replied to a thread tensionless anchor in Climbing Forum
    The name "Tensionless" has been deprecated. However, suggestions for some alternative, e.g., "High Strength Tie-Off", or "Multi-Wrap Anchor", have not gained favor – for the obvious reason that "Tensionless" is in widespread use. source: http://www.animatedknots.com/tensionless/
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    09-14-2014
    Heg replied to a thread tensionless anchor in Climbing Forum
    None taken, I just appreciate the feedback, although we need a smiley for "way over my head". Bottom line, I don't know if I was really trying to 'gain' anything. I just want to be confident that it's not going to fail on me. @RopeArmour - interesting indeed. As one commenter put it, "There are MANY things that will kill you, this aint one of em ... But it makes for great intraweb arguments"
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    09-13-2014
    Heg replied to a thread tensionless anchor in Climbing Forum
    That was exactly what I was thinking, and I don't know squat. Logically it seems like any more than 3 wraps is really not adding any safety factor, IMIO.
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    09-13-2014
    Heg replied to a thread tensionless anchor in Climbing Forum
    Seemed like a good idea at the time. I dunno.
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    09-13-2014
    Heg replied to a thread tensionless anchor in Climbing Forum
    Great book, I own it but admit I've only skimmed bits n pieces. Page 272 is relevant to this thread.
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    09-12-2014
    Thank you, this cracked me up.
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Name's Rob. I'm not a tree worker; just enjoy rec climbing. Lucky to have a bunch of big trees near me to play on. I learned about tree climbing when I saw a segment on the TV show "Oregon Field Guide" that profiled Pacific Tree Climbing Institute. Shortly thereafter I did a day climb with them and had lunch in a treeboat at 180'. Been hooked ever since!
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rec tree climbing (duh), racquetball
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