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  1. Enjoy your hammock quest. Be Patient. One thing...

    Enjoy your hammock quest.
    Be Patient. One thing at a time. Hammocks have a learning curve.
    Sometimes I wish I could start the whole hammock discovery again.
    Make sure to check out Warbonnets...
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    Some ridgeline info if your interested..... Shug...

    Some ridgeline info if your interested.....
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/xrfBrIEH2-U
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    Right goodie of a fire-side hang peeeeetey. Chin...

    Right goodie of a fire-side hang peeeeetey.
    Chin up and hunker down.
    Shug
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    That is what I would do in summer for holding a...

    That is what I would do in summer for holding a fan. Rather not even take the time to disassemble it though. Easy enough to make a protection box or slide it in mesh pocket of pack I reckon.
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    I too have a couple of the old rough 3D ones....

    I too have a couple of the old rough 3D ones. Really like it for holding a fan.


    Never brought it on trail yet. Need a nifty little box for protection.
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    I have hung mine on my Amok to hold a fan. Did...

    I have hung mine on my Amok to hold a fan. Did not try to watch anything on a phone though.
    You can see it hanging at top of this video. But I think you could turn it enough to see a movie and turn...
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    I un-clench when in the hammock. It has dreams...

    I un-clench when in the hammock. It has dreams built into it.


    I hold to read but surprised that my arm gets tired after a while.



    Not done that yet...but I know I will. We are forecast for...
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    You can always vent a UQ but it is harder to get...

    You can always vent a UQ but it is harder to get a three season UQ to meet the freezing and below temps.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/FMhYRJ9dxtA
  9. The Amok is really not made to take a UQ. Reckon...

    The Amok is really not made to take a UQ. Reckon you could try to rig something up. Stratus at 2.9 R Val is rated about 28º.
    I assume you are talking about using it in Amok...correct?
    Shug
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    Often UQs take some time to get just right...

    Often UQs take some time to get just right depending the combo of UQ and hammock.
    You can bias the UQ to conform to your lay somewhat.

    I allude to it at about 2:40 in the video below. Basically...
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    Why not just tie the Hennessy lash knot? It works...

    Why not just tie the Hennessy lash knot? It works and will have you hanging rather than being worried you will get failure.
    Shug
  12. Possibly get a firmer hammock fabric (they are...

    Possibly get a firmer hammock fabric (they are not all created equally) or even a double later has more support and maybe you can get flatter.
    May just take some time to find your sweet spot.
    Shug...
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    A nice Spring trip will be so nice. Formula 1...

    A nice Spring trip will be so nice.

    Formula 1 sounds and the Wiral Cam.....https://www.wiralcam.com
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    Hard to tell if you tied it correctly from the...

    Hard to tell if you tied it correctly from the photos.
    Hennessy often us a lash type knot.
    Good luck with it all. Don't let it get you down.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/3EZrZ7cE2Bo
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    ViDEO: Hanging and Hangtime ViDEO

    I truly find going out and being in the hammock tends to unclench me during these tense times.
    Stare, boil, watch, listen, sway and nap.
    Never been a better time for a HangTime on the...
  16. The tarp is just going to get wet and in fog...

    The tarp is just going to get wet and in fog things will get soggy. Day after day you kinda just have to hope your body heat keeps the inside of gear dry a bit while sleeping. Really not too much you...
  17. I am not sure but the line I have been using from...

    I am not sure but the line I have been using from Warbonnet is much as you described. Stiff-ish and does not tangle much.
    A single braid dyneema....
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    I made a bunch of line-tensioning guylines and...

    I made a bunch of line-tensioning guylines and often use them. But my newest DCF I have not yet but more than likely will.
    Smaller trees seem to sag a wee bit when one gets in the hammock and there...
  19. I made a bunch of line-tensioning guylines and...

    I made a bunch of line-tensioning guylines and often use them. But my newest DCF I have not yet but more than likely will.
    Smaller trees seem to sag a wee bit when one gets in the hammock and there...
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    I think it will work! Just want to see him easing...

    I think it will work! Just want to see him easing into the hammock.....worth getting that in video.
    Shug
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    It seems you may be the first! Did you get in...

    It seems you may be the first!
    Did you get in the hammock and give it a go?
    Make sure to film that.
    Shug
  22. Thread: Florida HangCon

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    That is a nice and nifty logo for sure. Shug

    That is a nice and nifty logo for sure.
    Shug
  23. Sierra Madre Design has a bugnet that attaches to...

    Sierra Madre Design has a bugnet that attaches to the tarp.......https://sierramadreresearch.com/products/stratos-hammock-shelter

    It does exist.
    Shug
  24. Me too!!!! Shug

    Me too!!!!
    Shug
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    Ahhh man...thanks for that. Lolly-On~~~~~~ good...

    Ahhh man...thanks for that. Lolly-On~~~~~~ good you are keeping a comfortable distance from all in the hammock.
    Shug
    Lord of Lollygag
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    Thanks. Eye have one great eye and one blurry...

    Thanks. Eye have one great eye and one blurry eye. Eye Capt'n.....
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    Painting Time-Lapse

    Here is a time-lapse session of a painting I started another today.
    Featuring a likeness of my JRB Greylock 4 UQ.
    This is just phase one of this painting. Just the under-painting. Bit more to go....
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    The unfettered mind of youth.

    The unfettered mind of youth.
  29. That is pretty short....9.514 feet. At your size...

    That is pretty short....9.514 feet.
    At your size of 6.5 feet, it more than likely will be too short.
    I' am 6 feet tall and prefer an 11 foot hammock.
    But that one on Amazon may be a good starter...
  30. I have used my Exped downmat 9 in my XL. It...

    I have used my Exped downmat 9 in my XL. It worked great. I'm 6'.
    Never even noticed the little loose bit on head and foot end.
    Shug
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    That is a good one! haaaa. I feel it is more...

    That is a good one! haaaa.
    I feel it is more will than talent. We all painted and did drawing in school. I love looking at 3rd, 4th and 5th grade art. No self-awareness. They just do it.
    So I am...
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    Thanks feller. Starting another today.

    Thanks feller. Starting another today.
  33. Thread: Pole mod help?

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    I added guy lines to my center pole mod...it...

    I added guy lines to my center pole mod...it pulls it down to the right place if needed.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/xGJxi5j6rGU
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    Seam seal a patch on with some spare silnylon or...

    Seam seal a patch on with some spare silnylon or if the hole is small just maybe seam seal alone will work.
    Mean 'ol Amber~~~
    Shug
  35. Is the squirrel your spirit animal? Haaaa Like...

    Is the squirrel your spirit animal? Haaaa
    Like the way you hang on up there. Can tell you enjoy it.
    Whooooo Buddy)))))
    Shug
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    Try to be positive and just embrace the Lollygag....

    Try to be positive and just embrace the Lollygag. Be with family and count your blessings.
    My wife closed her circus school and she never closes! Her students don't know what to do without their...
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    Your fine words are real nice. Thankee. I enjoy...

    Your fine words are real nice. Thankee.
    I enjoy a good hunker.
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    Your fine words are real nice. Thankee. I enjoy...

    Your fine words are real nice. Thankee.
    I enjoy a good hunker.
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    Let the colors jump. I always liked Henri's style.

    Let the colors jump. I always liked Henri's style.
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    A different beast for sure compared to Amok. Amok...

    A different beast for sure compared to Amok. Amok gives so much more room side to side.
    Haven easier to get in and out of.
    Jury is still out.....
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    I really appreciate it TallPaul. For sure....

    I really appreciate it TallPaul.


    For sure.
    A gloomy one out tonight. May you stay dry.
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    I too have always carried one but never used it....

    I too have always carried one but never used it. Funny.
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    When I start these things usually I throw a bunch...

    When I start these things usually I throw a bunch of paint on to fill the canvas and cover it. Then go back and paint over mostly. Often I go back to liking the rough paint I first put on. Was trying...
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    You are very kind.

    You are very kind.
  45. Thread: New Guy NC

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    We all need some Lollygagging time. Enjoy the...

    We all need some Lollygagging time.
    Enjoy the comfort quest.
    Shug
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    It was based on a shoot I was on in the...

    It was based on a shoot I was on in the Okefenokee Swamp. Added a bit of artistic liberties......

    https://live.staticflickr.com/3749/13148235394_20c4299bae_w.jpg



    Thanks. Since I never DIY...
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    SE thanks ya'... Went a bit abstract on this...

    SE thanks ya'...

    Went a bit abstract on this one.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49672852896_dbc4087232_c.jpg
  48. I love when I lift a full pack and put it on my...

    I love when I lift a full pack and put it on my back and it feels right! Nice to cut some ounces. Usually the weight still seems to be food, fuel and water.



    I feel like a teenager put on...
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    Better than Bunion....! Shug

    Better than Bunion....!
    Shug
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    Prusik, prussic, prussick, prussik. No matter....

    Prusik, prussic, prussick, prussik.
    No matter. Knot works the same no matter how one spells it or pronounces it.
    Shug
    C student
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