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    LearnedHat, I see what you are wanting now. ...

    LearnedHat,

    I see what you are wanting now. FWIW, the set up I explained above, ends up looking like Chesapeake's Hammock Sleeve, in his video. I can do this without another piece of gear, as...
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    Learnedhat, I am not sure what you mean by...

    Learnedhat,

    I am not sure what you mean by "hammock sleeves" but maybe you may be referring to an Underquilt Protector. Maybe you are also talking about a hammock sock.

    If you are talking...
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    Hey Jarrko I think you may want to rethink that...

    Hey Jarrko I think you may want to rethink that tie to the tree. It looks like there is a lot of pressure on that line. I am afraid you can end up ripping out your Underquilt. I may be...
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    Hey Owly, Welcome. If you havent done so,...

    Hey Owly,

    Welcome.

    If you havent done so, Youtube some of Shugs videos. He does a very thorough review of the Amoc Dramur.
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    TB, Congrats on the windfall. All my sleep...

    TB,

    Congrats on the windfall. All my sleep gear is the HG Econ Line. Ive got a 10 degree set and a 30 degree set.

    Do a search here and there is a really good thread on this with lots and lots...
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    Gilligan. Maybe if needed next time, you can...

    Gilligan. Maybe if needed next time, you can loosen the lids on anything buried in snow. This would probably release the pressure built up, though it sounds like you trashed out your stainless...
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    Cougarmeat, If I leave stakes in the ground,...

    Cougarmeat,

    If I leave stakes in the ground, without a guyline, I place a sizeable rock and/or stick next to the stake, to keep me from stepping on them. I make sure the stick or rock, is...
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    Dont forget the Dream Hammock Raven. Get the...

    Dont forget the Dream Hammock Raven. Get the double Layer and Bugnet.
    Shug has a great video on his.
    FWIW, I love mine. Super simple set up. Great company.
  9. ur welcome

    ur welcome
  10. Shug, I get the drudgery that can come from...

    Shug,

    I get the drudgery that can come from the pressure of producing your videos. However, please dont quit making your videos. Make less or stop for awhile but please dont quit. You have...
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    joemomma, Ive got the 10 degree HG Econ Set. ...

    joemomma,

    Ive got the 10 degree HG Econ Set. It can be stuffed down hard, to almost nothing. It is placed in the bottom of my pack. Like Shug says, take the quilts out as soon as practicable,...
  12. Poll: leiavoia, Those are some very good ideas. I...

    leiavoia,

    Those are some very good ideas.

    I know over time, spandex can loose its elasticity. Maybe that is a reason cottage vendors are avoiding this modification. Though the Wookie is very...
  13. Poll: Really like the down hood you guys have come out...

    Really like the down hood you guys have come out with. Maybe design it so that the neck portion could be removed. Thus, it could become a piece of headgear one could use walking around camp.
    ...
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    On You Tube, Chesapeak Hammock and Outdoors has...

    On You Tube, Chesapeak Hammock and Outdoors has an excellent video entitled "How to keep you UQ where you want it.." He show how to devise a simple, inexpensive DIY alternative to the Triangle...
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    DokkSr, Morning, Do you a picture or two, ...

    DokkSr,

    Morning,

    Do you a picture or two, to show what you are talking about? I think I can visualize what you are talking about but not 100% sure. No worries if you cant post any.

    Be...
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    Another option may be to use a prussik knot. ...

    Another option may be to use a prussik knot. Easy to adjust to proper length and then tighten. My favorite cordage for this is old fly line, which is braided dacron, covered in supple plastic. ...
  17. Thread: Quilt Combos

    by Draketake
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    Cant go wrong with any of those companies. Id...

    Cant go wrong with any of those companies.

    Id go with a 20 degree TQ.
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    sw, Great info and diagram. Thanks. Bob

    sw,

    Great info and diagram.

    Thanks.

    Bob
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    Hey Hammocker, Welcome. You may want to...

    Hey Hammocker,

    Welcome.

    You may want to upgrade to 2 X 3 inch legs. I got mine at Lowes, very inexpensive. I just wanted the extra peace of mind,
    as I am not a small man ( 205 ish).
    ...
  20. CM, Dont worry about what other people think. ...

    CM,

    Dont worry about what other people think. Do what makes you safe/happy.

    That said, think of this, Shug and others, including a dear friend of mine, cook their coffee and breakfast " from...
  21. Carver, In an extreme weather conditions, ...

    Carver,

    In an extreme weather conditions, rain, snow, sleet, cold, wind etc., this is life saving advice. Prep ahead.

    Thank you.

    Bob
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    Just something I live by. Always carry at least...

    Just something I live by. Always carry at least 2 sources of light. Personally I use my headlamp and a small LED key chain light.

    Be safe.
  23. Thread: Attn: Harry

    by Draketake
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    Thanks PapaSmurf and SS. Papa I totally...

    Thanks PapaSmurf and SS.

    Papa I totally understand. I referred a friend of mine, to you for the net. He couldnt find it and neither could I, but then I am not good with computers.

    Have a...
  24. Thread: Attn: Harry

    by Draketake
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    Attn: Harry

    Morning,

    Happy Summer.

    Harry did you guys discontinue the bug sock/winter sock?

    Also do you folks make a generic bug net that could be used with a Gathered End Hammock, similar to the...
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    PVC may work. The ridgepole does take some...

    PVC may work. The ridgepole does take some stress on it. Look at some of the videos and you can see it as people get in and out of hammock. When people are in the hammock (static) the ridgepole...
  26. BH, Nice, nice work.

    BH,

    Nice, nice work.
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    reweb, I think Chesapeak had a video on how he...

    reweb,

    I think Chesapeak had a video on how he made a setup like the TT with just some shock cord, prussik knots and 2 toggles. Maybe search for that video and try his setup before buying/making...
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    Glamping. Welcome. Beautiful Quilt.

    Glamping.

    Welcome. Beautiful Quilt.
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    P1, I have a DH Raven, in a Double layer. Top...

    P1,

    I have a DH Raven, in a Double layer. Top notch company with a top notch made in USA product.

    I also have Hammock Gear Econ Top Quilts ( X 2 ), Underquilts ( X 2 ) and their " The Journey...
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    cm, I think it would limit your setup if you...

    cm,

    I think it would limit your setup if you angled the legs where they contact the floor, unless you used the same length hammock for each setup. In other words, I would not cut angles on the...
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    cgstr, So if you are done dialing in your TDS...

    cgstr,

    So if you are done dialing in your TDS and your ridgeline is not the way you like it, you have to play around with the distance and the height of your TDS. Or you can just get rid of the...
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    Very, very cool.

    Very, very cool.
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    Just completed a goal of mine, based on this...

    Just completed a goal of mine, based on this thread. Got 2 years solid in of at least one night a month, in the hammock. 80 percent was done on camp trips with about 20 percent being backyard...
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    I am with FLTurtle. I just grab sticks/branches....

    I am with FLTurtle. I just grab sticks/branches. Less stuff to carry/pack.
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    caddis, Sometimes I use an eye mask/eye shade...

    caddis,

    Sometimes I use an eye mask/eye shade to keep the light out. They are about 5 bucks and can be found in the travel section usually. Bonus is in cold weather they can also help warm a...
  36. Thread: FLOWERS

    by Draketake
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    Ironfish, I for one, thank you very much for...

    Ironfish,

    I for one, thank you very much for doing this.

    They deserve to be honored.

    Bob
  37. J2, First off welcome to the addiction. ...

    J2,

    First off welcome to the addiction.

    Dont worry. You can sew that tieout by hand if you dont have a machine or know a seanmstress. Just watch a few videos and use kevlar or heavy duty...
  38. Thread: under quilt

    by Draketake
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    Mark, I've got two complete sets 10 Degree and...

    Mark,

    I've got two complete sets 10 Degree and 30 Degree. ( Incubators and Burrows ). Great Company and Great pieces of Gear. You will not regret anything. Their Customer Service is impeccable....
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    WK, On my Guardian Bugnet, I run the hammock...

    WK,

    On my Guardian Bugnet, I run the hammock ridgeline through the Bugnet on each end. Essentially, the Bugnet forms a "tube" around the hammock. It reminds me of "Snakeskins" being used on a...
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    I always carry an extra tarp. I string this up...

    I always carry an extra tarp. I string this up for my fire/cook area. Ill sit around a fire all day. The extra weight is worth it to me.

    I also carry a book/magazine/diary. Plus there is...
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    One Click. Great idea.

    One Click. Great idea.
  42. BB, You cant go wrong with the Hammock Gear...

    BB,

    You cant go wrong with the Hammock Gear Econ Series. They are very well made and will last a long, long time no matter how hard you end up using them.

    Enjoy.

    Bob
  43. Sixty3, I think you will be fine. I ended up...

    Sixty3,

    I think you will be fine. I ended up fully deploying my tarp ( tied out/staked out) on a low angle so I could reach the ridgeline. It was also a cooler, windier day, but my tarp...
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    Thanks for the info Harry.

    Thanks for the info Harry.
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    Pennsy that was a great idea on your pole mod...

    Pennsy that was a great idea on your pole mod using the S hooks. Nice work.

    For a low tech solution on your pole mod, I think you can just take some cordage and tie off your pole, to the ridge...
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    Attention Harry:

    Hello Harry.

    Amy idea when you folks will have the mesh sleeve/snake skins back in stock?

    Thank you.

    Bob
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    Wmt90 Shug shows an up close shot of how he...

    Wmt90

    Shug shows an up close shot of how he does it, in one of his videos. Maybe he'll be able to point you to the exact video.
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    Carver, Thank you.

    Carver,

    Thank you.
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    Hefty, My Descender rings are the SMC...

    Hefty,

    My Descender rings are the SMC Descender Rings. I use 2 inch webbing. Going on a year and about 15-20 nights using this setup. I have no wear/tear on the webbing. The rings are super...
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    What Shug says is how I operate. In the grand...

    What Shug says is how I operate.

    In the grand scheme of things though, IMO, too much cordage on hand, is a good thing in the woods. Having to make natural cordage is labor intensive and time...
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