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  1. Thread: Journey

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    I was fortunate enough to buy the Journey while...

    I was fortunate enough to buy the Journey while the Journey II was also for sale. Dodged that one! Love my Journey Classic. The thing is a lightweight beast. My seam sealing job is a little messy...
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    Welcome to the forum from a Cascades foothills...

    Welcome to the forum from a Cascades foothills hammock hanger. My camping hammock is a double layer DreamHammock Sparrow, and nightly sleeper is a Dutchware’s Hexon 1.7 wide netless.

    Crazy travel...
  3. I’ll second the dialing in part. But after some...

    I’ll second the dialing in part. But after some fiddlin’ the tarp extensions work fine.

    Shug must have an 11’ tarp. :) My 12’ tarp uses no ridge line with the Tensa extensions. The pin on the...
  4. The Yeti hang last winter had heavy snows just...

    The Yeti hang last winter had heavy snows just before we hung in above freezing daytime temps. Unavoidably there were snow bombs of considerable size.

    The weak point seemed to be ridgelines. ...
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    The Mtn 1.2 is very nice to sleep on, I'm...

    The Mtn 1.2 is very nice to sleep on, I'm interested to hear how the Mtn 1.7 works for you.
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    You didn't mention your size. I'm very...

    You didn't mention your size. I'm very comfortable at 6'0" and 230# with my dual-layer. 1.6oz HyperD outer, 1.2oz MtnXL inner layer. If I were to buy another I'd go the exact same way. Sparrow...
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    BLM lands weren’t an issue when I lived in...

    BLM lands weren’t an issue when I lived in Arizona.. Arizona Trust Land was a different story. But rules change with administrations. Best read up.
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    I could be up for a Friday/Saturday hang in...

    I could be up for a Friday/Saturday hang in December. First weekend won’t work though. Will have to make do with a 20 degree UQ since the 0 degree doesn’t arrive til end of the year. The 20 has...
  9. Poll: This is a bit of a haul from me — about 12 hours...

    This is a bit of a haul from me — about 12 hours — but with enough advance notice I could pull it off.

    A hike into a base camp with day hike / snowshoe treks sounds interesting.
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    Also nice to use in damp conditions — fog, wet...

    Also nice to use in damp conditions — fog, wet snow etc to protect the UQ from losing insulation. Very handy here in the PNW!
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    Finally able to purchase a NW Forest Pass, so...

    Finally able to purchase a NW Forest Pass, so time to plan some overnights in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness or areas east. Woot!
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    Head end, yes. I use a ridgeline organizer for...

    Head end, yes.

    I use a ridgeline organizer for maybe a water bottle, place to put glasses and a battery bank.

    For spare warm clothes I added a DH Gear Sling by my feet. It’s indispensable.
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    If you look at the UGQ section of the forum...

    If you look at the UGQ section of the forum you’ll find a good article on topquilts as a sticky topic.
  14. Depends on how you plan to use it.. The 1/32” is...

    Depends on how you plan to use it.. The 1/32” is skinny but packs light. If I were to replace the clews I’d consider the next larger shock cord. Mine is under my nightly sleep hammock.

    One day...
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    The HG Journey (the original version which is the...

    The HG Journey (the original version which is the only one sold by HG now) is worth a look. Since it has doors I've found no reason to consider a second tarp.

    I use a full length snakeskin and...
  16. Unattended hammocks left hanging are discourage...

    Unattended hammocks left hanging are discourage if not disallowed at some sites, to keep animals from becoming entangled. Can’t say I’ve heard such a story though.
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    My nightly hang indoors still needs an...

    My nightly hang indoors still needs an underquilt. I made one from a Costco down quilt.

    Outdoors I use a 20 degree underquilt, which was ok down to 14 unless I moved around. The UGQ Bandit can...
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    Middle Fork can be popular since they paved the...

    Middle Fork can be popular since they paved the drive. I‘ve seen a lot of campers along the road though if you don’t mind camping on the roadside. WA State campgrounds don’t accommodate tree...
  19. FYI this event was last Spring, not Spring 2020...

    FYI this event was last Spring, not Spring 2020...
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    I’ve not ditched the bed, but it hasn’t seen my...

    I’ve not ditched the bed, but it hasn’t seen my sleepy head since last December.
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    It does say dispersed camping in small groups is allowed. I am sure there are plenty of spots we could find outside the camp grounds.

    ...
  22. +1 on the spider straps with cinch buckles. At...

    +1 on the spider straps with cinch buckles. At 240 lbs I’ve had poly straps slip more than once. Hasn’t been an issue since changing.

    Whoopie slings work fine for me on my indoor hammock, but...
  23. This weekend was certainly a Tarp Challenge for...

    This weekend was certainly a Tarp Challenge for many... for those who asked where I picked up the spool of bank line, here you are.

    My Hammockgear Journey took quite a few snow hits, including a...
  24. Nobody is safe... BOMB Once! . . . BOMB...

    Nobody is safe...

    BOMB Once!
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    BOMB Twice!
  25. Got my wish -- current model shows between 30"...

    Got my wish -- current model shows between 30" and 50" of snow depth in the area of Frog Lake Campground. That's up from 16" ten days ago.
  26. Found it... Sno-Park permit needed, can be...

    Found it... Sno-Park permit needed, can be ordered at https://dmv2u.oregon.gov/eServices/_/#2
    ... but is sent via snail mail (14 days) unless you buy the annual permit which gets you an emailed...
  27. Question — any permit required? If so, how would...

    Question — any permit required? If so, how would I pick one up?
  28. Let's hope there's more snow in the next couple...

    Let's hope there's more snow in the next couple weeks!
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    Back when HG sold both the Journey and outsourced...

    Back when HG sold both the Journey and outsourced “Journey II” I read through the reviews of the “Journey II” (some on the HG site) and decided to go with the domestic Journey 12’ version. It’s a...
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    FYI I also have a Dutchware Hexon 1.7 wide...

    FYI I also have a Dutchware Hexon 1.7 wide hammock mostly for indoor use, and this fabric is good alternative. I do prefer the double layer, though. Seems to me the double layer fabric doesn’t...
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    6’ 240lbs I went with a double layer Sparrow. ...

    6’ 240lbs I went with a double layer Sparrow. https://www.dreamhammock.com/order_detail.html?order=7969

    It is very comfortable.
  32. Joe’s known the folks at UGQ for a while, you’ll...

    Joe’s known the folks at UGQ for a while, you’ll note a reference to Joe’s other UGQ topquilt during the setup of the hammock.
  33. Am planning to make the ~6 hour drive from the...

    Am planning to make the ~6 hour drive from the eastside early Friday morning. Is a spreadsheet posted? Will bring firewood and cooking tripod in pulk. What else can I bring?
  34. Quote of the month, that...

    Quote of the month, that...
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    Still use it — very simple and solid

    Still use it — very simple and solid
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    If the photo was uploaded for attachment but...

    If the photo was uploaded for attachment but never used is there a way to remove it from this list?

    Edit- I found this note— “ Uploads not utilized within one hour will be deleted”. Cool
  37. Sticky: New posts lists show a posting date year 2020.....

    New posts lists show a posting date year 2020.. just checking.
  38. Possible I could make the trip south for the...

    Possible I could make the trip south for the weekend...
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    Folks are all over the spectrum. My top quilt is...

    Folks are all over the spectrum. My top quilt is a 20deg zipper / drawstring UGQ Bandit. My sockless feet get hot so the drawstring works well. At about 10 degrees the drawstring gets closed. I...
  40. I’m looking forward to seeing them, thanks for...

    I’m looking forward to seeing them, thanks for posting!
  41. Congratulations on finishing the PCT!!! It has...

    Congratulations on finishing the PCT!!! It has been even wetter in WA since you finished.

    Were you vlogging your trip? I started following a very similar hiker since the Sierras.
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    Weather was great, views were fabulous! 176509 ...

    Weather was great, views were fabulous!
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    This was a 23 mile in-and-out hike with 1,600 feet elevation change from the trailhead parking. Quite a few cars were in the large trailhead...
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    WA - Spectacle Lake

    Am considering a solo overnight trip to the Spectacle Lake area this weekend to get in my August hang. The climbs in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness seem daunting but Snoqualmie Lake didn’t beat me. ...
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    Any feedback from owners, especially the Winter...

    Any feedback from owners, especially the Winter Tarp?
  45. In days B.H. (Before Hammock) camping in a ground...

    In days B.H. (Before Hammock) camping in a ground dwelling (tent) in a campsite where the camp host stopped us and said "THERE WILL BE BEARS!" we dutifully fell asleep -- even the dog -- inside our...
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    Aw shucks. All these serene pillow photos. ...

    Aw shucks. All these serene pillow photos. Gotta buck the trend here...
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  47. Thread: PNW Convert

    by hang-anon
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    Can’t compare it with a Kelly or Mkettle, but for...

    Can’t compare it with a Kelly or Mkettle, but for weight and convenience I do like my BushBuddy stick stove.
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    must be an international banking thing... no such...

    must be an international banking thing... no such code shown. Call Randy!
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    TMI.

    TMI.
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    I stake out my hammock with a tarp guy line and...

    I stake out my hammock with a tarp guy line and bungee loop, attaching the bottom quilt at the same points as the hammock. Keeps the bottom quilt in place without creep, the hammock’s got some width...
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