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    Was the tarp close to your face, or pretty high...

    Was the tarp close to your face, or pretty high above you? There is no way around it, warm, moist breath is going to condense like crazy on a cold layer of nylon. It will even condense on breathable...
  2. I do the same with VB clothing. Or, to a lessor...

    I do the same with VB clothing. Or, to a lessor degree with a space blanket on top of my under insulation. mostly inside a HH Super Shelter. Some combination of these things, along with a frost bib...
  3. I'll be surprised if any one knows. Buy it seems...

    I'll be surprised if any one knows. Buy it seems easily put to the test. Fill it up with water- if one end is closed- or lay it inside a sink to form a basin- and fill er up. Then see how long- if at...
  4. I totally agree. I hate tiny stuff sacks,...

    I totally agree. I hate tiny stuff sacks, particularly when they are too narrow for my hand with a handful of fabric to get inside. I always replace with reasonable sized sacks so that packing up is...
  5. I have always found my JRB and WB bridge hammocks...

    I have always found my JRB and WB bridge hammocks to be, in general, the easiest to insulate of all my hammocks. That is to say, more consistently warm with less likely to go wrong. Never any...
  6. Excuse me, I said: "I have until recently only...

    Excuse me, I said: "I have until recently only used it on on SMR hammocks, mainly the Claytor No Net, a 10 ft long hammock.", hopefully it was obvious that what I meant was: "I have until recently...
  7. I have the somewhat older model with the single...

    I have the somewhat older model with the single strap on each end, the UQ is shaped about like a gathered end hammock. I have until recently only used it on on SMR hammocks, mainly the Claytor No...
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    Looks to me like he only looks to his left, he...

    Looks to me like he only looks to his left, he seems worried about something in that direction. The tree falls from the opposite direction.
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    That's odd. I have an Inferno that is a couple of...

    That's odd. I have an Inferno that is a couple of years old, and have had little to any problems with sag. It has elastics on the side which really snug it up in a superb fashion. My main issue with...
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    Thanks for finding that, Ewker.

    Thanks for finding that, Ewker.
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    Lot's of good choices mentioned already, I would...

    Lot's of good choices mentioned already, I would probably be happy with many of them. I have always had great luck with the JRBs, the full length MW3, MW4 and most recently the Greylock 4 partial...
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    Since you are concerned about spreader bar to...

    Since you are concerned about spreader bar to tarp contact worsening when the tarp is too low/too close to the hammock, consider this: use side tie outs that came with the tarp, or adding some if...
  13. Thread: Down hoods

    by BillyBob58
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    I have used a JRB hood for a lot of years. I...

    I have used a JRB hood for a lot of years. I sleep in it on the coldest nights, used for my personal record, which was only +6F, doesn't get much colder than that down here. But, I was plenty warm....
  14. Great to hear!

    Great to hear!
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    I have not seen Rain Man for quite a few years. I...

    I have not seen Rain Man for quite a few years. I am very sad to hear this. RIP Rain Man.
  16. Yes, I noticed that. It is sort of depressing to...

    Yes, I noticed that. It is sort of depressing to see all of those dead trees which were alive last time I was there, probably about 1985. Which is about the year the drought started, and it never...
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    Glad that I could help. Just remember that when...

    Glad that I could help. Just remember that when you are on the diagonal- or for that matter straight down the middle in a bridge hammock - any amount of UQ that is rising up above your shoulder is...
  18. Great report! It's now been 13 years since I did...

    Great report! It's now been 13 years since I did my 2nd hammock camp trip, along the Hoh River and on up the mountains from there. Your pictures remind me of that trip.
  19. Wonderful! I've got a picture of me standing on a...

    Wonderful! I've got a picture of me standing on a snow bank several feet deep in that area July 4th, 1985. I've been all over those mountains, but never got to hang a hammock there. But I have up in...
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    I also feel the short UQs are easier to...

    I also feel the short UQs are easier to consistently get adjusted correctly, compared to at least some full length UQs on a gathered end hammock( might not apply to Wookie or Trail Winder type...
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    Under your feet? Or knees?

    Under your feet? Or knees?
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    IMO, the answer to your first question, about...

    IMO, the answer to your first question, about "cold coming thru", is "NO". The only area you need to be concerned about cold with your UQ is the part of your body that is in contact with the UQ and...
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    Speaking of pillows, and speaking of lower back...

    Speaking of pillows, and speaking of lower back discomfort, have you experimented with a nice fat knee pillow?
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    I have a Greylock 4(same width as MW4) and used...

    I have a Greylock 4(same width as MW4) and used to have an MW4, and currently have an MW3, and I am broad shouldered, at 6'1" and up and down between 200-220. I can assure you all of those are more...
  25. I can't believe that Ebay price on the Amok! Very...

    I can't believe that Ebay price on the Amok! Very few folks have ever reported sleeping happily on their stomachs in a gathered end(GE) hammock. I never sleep on my stomach, and can't imagine how my...
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    Sleep well, but watch out for bears! ;)

    Sleep well, but watch out for bears! ;)
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    Yes, the Ninox is by far the deepest hammock I...

    Yes, the Ninox is by far the deepest hammock I have ever been in, even more than the HH Safari. But regarding that RL ( and it's gear pocket) being out of reach: have you considered something like a...
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    Well, may I assume that, since you spent 48...

    Well, may I assume that, since you spent 48 straight nights there, you have been pretty darn comfortable in that Ninox?
  29. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

    by BillyBob58
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    So you are using orange screws?

    So you are using orange screws?
  30. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    Nice! Great innovation, or improvisation, with...

    Nice! Great innovation, or improvisation, with the log!
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    So the Amok tarp is not quite wide enough for the...

    So the Amok tarp is not quite wide enough for the TL? I'm surprised at that one, I would have thought those tarps would be wider to work with the extra "width", so to speak, of the 90 style. I have...
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    I know, it's ind of hard to go wrong with it,...

    I know, it's ind of hard to go wrong with it, isn't it? I'll be real interested to see if you end up preferring the TL. Or even calling them equal, because the TL is more like what we are used to, as...
  33. Thanks for the great videos. And, considering...

    Thanks for the great videos. And, considering your 12 hour sleep, I guess we can conclude that is a very comfortable hammock. I am dying to try one, though I do wish it was usable with the pads I...
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    Which 90 did(do?) you have? I have a Hammock...

    Which 90 did(do?) you have? I have a Hammock Tent 90, which is unique and superior in a few ways(but not all of course). I have wanted to try an Amok, but not so far. And of course the Trail Lair...
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    I assume the OP question, and several of the...

    I assume the OP question, and several of the answers, are specifically regarding using pads with gathered end hammocks. But, just as a general FYI, many hammocks are now commonly used that work MUCH...
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    Good job! Saved some $!

    Good job! Saved some $!
  37. https://hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/261...

    https://hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/26121-pre-Christmas-overnight-on-the-pine-mountain-trail

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  38. If memory serves, Stevebo might have knowledge of...

    If memory serves, Stevebo might have knowledge of that. Maybe. If he doesn't show up here, maybe PM him.
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    Whoopies do require a bit more distance than some...

    Whoopies do require a bit more distance than some of my set ups, but I have not had any issues at 12 ft. though I guess it would be close with an 11 ft hammock and a 83% RL ( 9 ft long RL). 13 would...
  40. Well, then, Prof, chiggers sound like the most...

    Well, then, Prof, chiggers sound like the most likely culprit. I've had those before but always mainly ankles and legs unless as a child I was rolling around in the grass. But I don't think it was...
  41. I sprayed my yard with Permethrin for many years,...

    I sprayed my yard with Permethrin for many years, and it did a great job. I have not needed to recently since I started using a hanging light/fan deal that attracts and sucks them in- can't think of...
  42. Wow, they bite through your treated shirts? I've...

    Wow, they bite through your treated shirts? I've never had that happen, although, one Sept up in the Sawtooth Mountains beside a lake, a buddy informed me that the back of my thin, light weight...
  43. Wow, lot's of responses! Thanks, all! Sounds like...

    Wow, lot's of responses! Thanks, all! Sounds like nothing has changed, all is working well with Permethrin, just as I expected. Guess I am just a bit paranoid after getting those bites. I feel...
  44. Though preferably you won't need to do anything,...

    Though preferably you won't need to do anything, but have you tried placing a small (or large) pillow under your knees? That can have many comfort benefits, as well as taking stress off of the lower...
  45. Is Permethrin still working good on your hammocks and clothes?

    I don't know why I am asking, because I am pretty sure it does still work. I'm probably just looking for reassurance after a bone headed stunt I pulled that got me some bites.

    I have probably been...
  46. Thread: Tree wells

    by BillyBob58
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    I was thinking the same thing: snow shovel...

    I was thinking the same thing: snow shovel designed for packing/camping. I knew about the danger of tree wells, but I never thought about how that might relate to hanging a hammock.
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    Sticky: Down lasts a LONG time if properly cared for. How...

    Down lasts a LONG time if properly cared for. How does your quilt look as far as puffiness goes? Does it look flat compared to new, or not as thick? What was it's original rating? If it has lost...
  48. Nice video, and welcome to the forum, leeennddaa!

    Nice video, and welcome to the forum, leeennddaa!
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    Yes, see my Edit: OOPS added to my original post....

    Yes, see my Edit: OOPS added to my original post. Yes, I have used the classic OC as well as classic UC with my zip HHs, see above about mod or just using it without a mod.

    Here is another pic of...
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    Here is a picture of my HHSS #2 on a HH Deep...

    Here is a picture of my HHSS #2 on a HH Deep Jungle zip hammock. This was before I did any type of mod, and I think I simply lifted up the OC and slipped under it. There was enough slack to do that....
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