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  1. What loop ya' doing? Keep in mind that Gorge is...

    What loop ya' doing? Keep in mind that Gorge is rough~~!
    Factor that in. Not about miles there.
  2. Yessir...you are facing the Hammock Learning...

    Yessir...you are facing the Hammock Learning Curve. I suggest taking a breath and remembering that you are learning a whole new way to sleep in the woods so enjoy the journey.
    Be patient.
    Enjoy...
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    I'll add this video. Carver's video is very good...

    I'll add this video. Carver's video is very good info as well.
    Trust your gut.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/RLDgYoLysf8
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    Ahh...Providence Day...old football rivals. Our...

    Ahh...Providence Day...old football rivals.
    Our family was an Ocean Drive family but we did go to Myrtle Beach Pavilion a couple of times. MB was up-scale for my Dad. Seafood at Murrel's Inlet...
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    Just make sure that whatever UQ you get you learn...

    Just make sure that whatever UQ you get you learn to set it up correctly.
    That is where most new hammockers have issues.
    I have a UQ Playlist to peruse if you want to take a...
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    Personally, I like the tree...

    Personally, I like the tree strap/marlinspike/toggle method.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/giumWY1zknU
  7. Looked like some right good winter snow-fun....

    Looked like some right good winter snow-fun.
    Love the enthusiasm.
    We got a big melt on right now. Gonna be some soggy camping.....
    Shug
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    No harm on the outside. It is camping gear. ...

    No harm on the outside. It is camping gear.
    Won't offend the squirrels.
    Shug
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    Looks like you may have your hammock hanging a...

    Looks like you may have your hammock hanging a bit high. At least the photo looks that way.
    Like others mentioned, you could lower it a bit from your cinch rings.
    Ridgeline looks pretty loose so...
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    Yessir...that is the focus of this painting. A...

    Yessir...that is the focus of this painting. A foggy smokey look. Working on it. Harder painting than I assumed it would be.
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    Thankee. That one has been my best seller for...

    Thankee. That one has been my best seller for sure.
    Shug
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    For sure it'll work..... Shug ...

    For sure it'll work.....
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/D9N3KkV5Zf4
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    Same here. I never know how they will turn out...

    Same here. I never know how they will turn out either!


    Been wanting to paint a Warbonnet. Thankee.


    I surely am going to try to be sparse to a point. That is a the idea on this one. All the...
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    Got a new hammock painting in progress. This is...

    Got a new hammock painting in progress. This is all pretty much the under-painting.
    A Warbonnet hanging. Lots of pine needles yet to paint in and that is a task. Winging it as I go. Want to keep it...
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    That looks like a right goodie of a hammock for...

    That looks like a right goodie of a hammock for sure. Top Job~~~~
    Hope you are getting some good naps in it.
    Whoooooo Buddy)))))
    Shug
  16. Thread: Hi from TN/PA

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    Welcome to the hammock quest but be prepared for...

    Welcome to the hammock quest but be prepared for the Learning Curve. Let it be fun. You can only be new at something once~~!
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/WI0B20DwLPU
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    You really have seemed to struggle with that UQ....

    You really have seemed to struggle with that UQ.
    Maybe try a different UQ or look at a hammock like the Superior Hammock with built in UQ. No gaps at all.
    Not every piece of gear works for everyone...
  18. I started with a Lawson but retired it. Have an...

    I started with a Lawson but retired it.
    Have an Amok and Haven. Both lay very flat.
    Amok can be somewhat trick to master the ingress and egress loaded with gear and bug-net. Though "chair-mode"...
  19. I personally like a channel suspension and it has...

    I personally like a channel suspension and it has always worked for me. A secondary suspension can be added to a 3/4 UQ.


    https://youtu.be/sIiHN6Y88iw


    https://youtu.be/5AJ8qJQ-zHc
  20. UQs are the make-or-break of hammock camping....

    UQs are the make-or-break of hammock camping.
    I'll include a video for your perusal if you want. In it I show 4 corner suspension and channel and 3/4 and full UQs.
    Shug

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    Yep...looks like someone tied a bight. I tie...

    Yep...looks like someone tied a bight.
    I tie one at 1:22 in video below if you need to see one.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/FJLBHEGQFwk
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    Just got a bottom entry for my Superior Gear...

    Just got a bottom entry for my Superior Gear hammock. Never had a problem with integrated. Love the removable on on my Warbonnets and Dutchware. Though I like how the Warbonnet net is away from my...
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    Helps to build a low snow wall around the...

    Helps to build a low snow wall around the tarp...if you are in a snow location.
    Shug
  24. It took trying to know but liked gathered end for...

    It took trying to know but liked gathered end for the simplicity, if you will, of hanging while backpacking.
    But I am a type that enjoys switching around a bit from time to time.
  25. Well....I have enjoyed them all but once in a...

    Well....I have enjoyed them all but once in a while one becomes the first string hammock.
    Maybe 20. Maybe 25. Could be more. Never counted.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/3Grh7SXUIJU

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    That one is better told late at night around a...

    That one is better told late at night around a campfire....oh yes.
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    Great Gear for sure. I own both and they have...

    Great Gear for sure. I own both and they have never let me down.
    Shug

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50326238348_1f65eabf5f_c.jpgSnow Hammock 17x13 by Sean Emery, on Flickr
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    Lotta good memories from Wiseman's View with our...

    Lotta good memories from Wiseman's View with our Scout Troop 51 in the 1970s. Hickery and I were in the same troop and our Scout Masters would drive down to Wiseman's and cut us loose. This is way...
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    Never know unless you try. Have a fire set and...

    Never know unless you try. Have a fire set and some wood banked to warm up if you get too cold.
    Consider a hot water bottle in the hammock with you.
    I think you will be alright since you say...
  30. Any vendor like Warbonnet, JacksRBetter, Hammock...

    Any vendor like Warbonnet, JacksRBetter, Hammock Gear, Loco Libre et al will have quality UQs.....https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/forumdisplay.php/2-Hammock-Gear-Manufacturers-and-Services
    Also...
  31. It is just gonna happen. Try not to focus on it...

    It is just gonna happen. Try not to focus on it too much.
    Carry forth.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/EONKN38hNU4
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    Well, then you will need some good way to connect...

    Well, then you will need some good way to connect to the tarp d-rings every set up if all of your guyline is attached to the stake. You could still have the tarp tensioner on the guyline. It will do...
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    Warbonnet has pretty good video on some of your...

    Warbonnet has pretty good video on some of your thoughts.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/UHuUmNOwBAw


    https://youtu.be/Ly3i-Tu23bc
  34. Get to know your TQ...migrate the down often...

    Get to know your TQ...migrate the down often (video below is UQs but the same applies for TQs)......wash it yearly with a good Down Wash.....learn to tuck it in around your shoulders well.
    TQs are...
  35. There is just something primordial about a foggy,...

    There is just something primordial about a foggy, soggy Linville Gorge.
    The photos really made me miss the big ditch.
    Shug
  36. We did have to do some jumping jacks in the morn...

    We did have to do some jumping jacks in the morn to warm up a bit!
  37. BB...your heart belongs to that SuperShelter....

    BB...your heart belongs to that SuperShelter.
    Glad it still serves you so well.
    Shug
  38. I can't really speak to Apex but stacking works...

    I can't really speak to Apex but stacking works great to get to lower temps. Other questions see bold print above in your quoted post.
    Done it a lot in deep cold Minnesota temps with success.
    Shug...
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    You can get to a 17 lb base for sure. May take...

    You can get to a 17 lb base for sure. May take some cash output on newer lightweight gear and some stripping down but not hard. I got my 3 season 21ºF base load to 16/17 pounds. For sure you can pack...
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    Might want to add a pad to your set-ups if your...

    Might want to add a pad to your set-ups if your going to actually do this trip.
    The blanket between the hammock and UQ could cause gaps or the UQ to sag.
    Good luck~~~
    Shug

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    Lantern......was checking my ice cracks! Nice to...

    Lantern......was checking my ice cracks! Nice to have the rink right there but they are a lot of work.


    Pretty good winter. Not as much snow this year but we are having very frigid temps.
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    My Winter go-to hammock now. Super warm and no UQ...

    My Winter go-to hammock now. Super warm and no UQ adjusting.
    Shug O' Warmth
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    Haaa...I heard that! Frozen sunshine.

    Haaa...I heard that!


    Frozen sunshine.
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    Oh yes...the joy of crawling into the hammock and...

    Oh yes...the joy of crawling into the hammock and letting out a comfort sigh says it all.


    I got cold watching too. It amazes me how down will keep a body warm in those temps.
    High temp here...
  45. Thread: Stacking Question

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    1.5 inches comes to 40º 184364 184365

    1.5 inches comes to 40º

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  46. Thread: Stacking Question

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    A 30º and a 40º should get you to 0º..... There...

    A 30º and a 40º should get you to 0º.....
    There is a link to a chart below video.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/ppcT-HeRy0E
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    ViDEO: Hammock Thoughts...Pros & Cons~~~

    Thoughts on hammocks mainly for a lot of my You Tube watchers.
    They ask a lot. So I tell. Good and bad. Mainly good.
    Of course did not cover all as the video would take two days to watch.
    Shug
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    I've had dreams where I could not scream. That...

    I've had dreams where I could not scream.
    That was a good story.
    Bad Moon ...Bad Moon.
    Shug
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    Good good times. We get to see it from our...

    Good good times. We get to see it from our hanging body sacks.
    Shug
  50. Much of it is choice of fabrics, width, single or...

    Much of it is choice of fabrics, width, single or double layer. Also suspensions.
    Shug
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