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  1. twistytee, Welcome to the forum. Taking out...

    twistytee, Welcome to the forum.

    Taking out that 6 lb tent AND focusing on 3 seasons will clearly save you some weight. I can’t address the bug issue as I live in an entirely different...
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    Wow! Great decision making. 1) not leaving your...

    Wow! Great decision making. 1) not leaving your friend at his own camp to continue on with others. 2) Having a means to keep in contact if the group gets separated. So many times with the person I...
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    saltily - please describe your anchor (in the...

    saltily - please describe your anchor (in the sand) system a bit. Are those Tensa Solo poles?
  4. I pretty much followed H. Hastings path, except I...

    I pretty much followed H. Hastings path, except I had a lot more GE’s in the mix before deciding the RidgeRunner was my favorite. But though it’s my favorite, it’s not the one I use the most. That...
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    I’m sure you tightened up that UQ before you went...

    I’m sure you tightened up that UQ before you went to bed. For me, the sweetness is in the morning. Everything is relaxed in warm snuggly down. And the air is so fresh and sweet. You have the added...
  6. As REI is a big seller of ENO gear, I hope you...

    As REI is a big seller of ENO gear, I hope you can get your book into their stores. I had planned on giving “lessons” at the one in Bend, but they changed their policy a while back and now only REI...
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    I’d be careful around Aspens too. Around here,...

    I’d be careful around Aspens too. Around here, the roots are very shallow. The one in a backyard I used to have would only get so tall, then the wind load they’d take would be stronger than their...
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    I see. I thought a tube was more about $5.00 -...

    I see. I thought a tube was more about $5.00 - $7.00.
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    I understand the frustration with a dried up tube...

    I understand the frustration with a dried up tube - happens to me every time I use a bit of superglue. But for me, the application of sealant is a “one time” event - with that time maybe being a 5...
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    I like to position it so the “bend” - where the...

    I like to position it so the “bend” - where the shrinkwrap is - is not on the bend. And after some use, as the weave is pulled tight, the thickness difference will be minimal.
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    We were all rookie. Sometimes, I still am. There...

    We were all rookie. Sometimes, I still am. There is nothing wrong with putting the sealer on the outside AFTER you put it on the inside. I’m guessing the idea is the outside is more subject to UV,...
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    mcimes - you might have mentioned it in another...

    mcimes - you might have mentioned it in another post but it depends on your size. The marketing idea behind the extra wide - mentioned in HG’s description at one time - is somethings a person has to...
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    kmazuro - your second post so welcome to the...

    kmazuro - your second post so welcome to the forum. Here’s the deal - or one aspect of the deal. First is weight and bulk. In general, the GE will weigh less and be less bulky than a bridge and...
  14. I’m considering one - hammock related because it...

    I’m considering one - hammock related because it keeps the TQ cleaner and might add just enough warmth to stick with 40 degree gear a little longer. AND because I sometimes visit people who have...
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    Joe_gullbeau - welcome to the forum. I wish we...

    Joe_gullbeau - welcome to the forum. I wish we had an adequate Army Surplus store in Bend that might carry the aluminum or fiberglass mast material to make a turtle dog (tripod) stand.

    davem835 -...
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    Though Dutch Biners are lighter, the light...

    Though Dutch Biners are lighter, the light carabiners WarBonnet sells, in a addition to whoopie slings, also work for daisy chain. And they are less expensive. If you are going for the lightest and...
  17. I have five in my shopping cart (support our...

    I have five in my shopping cart (support our contributors) - note, FREE delivery.
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    Even if you get the numbers right, people and...

    Even if you get the numbers right, people and hammocks are different. So another “aid” is a small knee pillow. What’s a “knee” pillow? Just a small-ish something you can place under a knee. Could be...
  19. Also, there’s a Mirror Lake near Bend, OR. So...

    Also, there’s a Mirror Lake near Bend, OR. So make sure any description you read applies to the right lake. As with the one near Mt. Hood, the trail to Bend’s Mirror Lake can be very busy. The good...
  20. cmines, you have a valid point about laivoia and...

    cmines, you have a valid point about laivoia and I being from Oregon and perhaps having a “belt and suspenders” mentality. :) My point is, the tarp is not just for rain. Once, at Patos Island (San...
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    FireBall, The size of the visqueen is around 6...

    FireBall, The size of the visqueen is around 6 feet long about about 4 ft wide. It’s about 3mil thick and hardly weighs a thing. If I’m not using it as a go-to-ground sheet, it’s under my hammock...
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    DrPlum, if I want to snug up my UQ’s, I put an...

    DrPlum, if I want to snug up my UQ’s, I put an S-Biners (or any small clip) on the hammock ridge line - near the ends = and clip in the two bungee UQ suspension lines. That gives them a lift at the...
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    I sometimes have to go to ground when kayak...

    I sometimes have to go to ground when kayak camping. Because it’s a kayak, I can bring REI collapsible poles - but hiking poles would work. I set down a ground sheet - black visqueen - and put my pad...
  24. mcimes, you might be thinking that you don’t need...

    mcimes, you might be thinking that you don’t need a tarp because you won’t have any rain. Note that more things fall from the sky besides rain water. Just looking at my tarp after a trip (with no...
  25. The standard, channel on each side, has worked...

    The standard, channel on each side, has worked for many vendors. HG upped the anti a bit by adding secondary suspension to provide a little more lift at the ends. But you can do that easily yourself...
  26. Longwinters, in the section for donating members,...

    Longwinters, in the section for donating members, there’s a sub-forum on Ultralight gear where I asked about 850 fill vs 950. I was advised that, if a lighter TQ/UQ was the goal, I’d get more result...
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    The trouble with Velcro Tape is you have to be...

    The trouble with Velcro Tape is you have to be real careful how much you use so the “stick” of the velcro isn’t stronger than the stick of the adhesive tape. For example, I one put three strips on...
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    You have to be careful around those trees because...

    You have to be careful around those trees because of “tree wells”. And because you are sinking/compressing the snow a bit, the snow between the trees will be higher until you pack it down. A snow...
  29. Thank you for the post. What time of year was it...

    Thank you for the post. What time of year was it (month)? I see - near the end of the video you said it has just turned November.

    Also watched how you split that wood. That between the legs method...
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    > If only there was a way to relieve ones’ self...

    > If only there was a way to relieve ones’ self at night while still protected by bug net but far enough away to clear the hammock.

    See Restop I at https://restop.com/
    The Restop II “features”...
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    Pnicogen, I switch between a RR and one of...

    Pnicogen, I switch between a RR and one of several gathered end hammocks. With both the GE and RR, I usually start out on my back. But soon - much sooner with the RR - my muscles relax enough that...
  32. I read that polar bears like the igloos. Hard and...

    I read that polar bears like the igloos. Hard and crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside.
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    Before I got snake skins, the Wind vs cougarmeat...

    Before I got snake skins, the Wind vs cougarmeat score was 2 - 0. That 11 ft tarp, blowing around was a monster to corral. After I started using skins, the score is now 2 - 4 in my favor and I don’t...
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    The one time I tried a bottom entry - there were...

    The one time I tried a bottom entry - there were bees around - I had a friend get in the hammock. To be fair, I don’t know if any critters got in from the bottom or via the Velcro closure on the...
  35. >Now you got me curious about the original post!...

    >Now you got me curious about the original post!
    It involved a tent, With a rainfly, illuminated by a chemical glowstick inside. What was opaque to those inside the tent was embarrassingly...
  36. moderator - I thought better of my...

    moderator - I thought better of my comment/experience on fabric transparency after I created it. So I edited it to this. Remove if you want.
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    I have a ¾ length, three season synthetic UQ...

    I have a ¾ length, three season synthetic UQ (Rock Creek?) for the ridge runner and I wanted to see how it would work with our current 20 degree temperatures. AT HOME, I set it up and, as the RR was...
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    Like cmc4free suggested, the temp rating of the...

    Like cmc4free suggested, the temp rating of the gear may not be your temp rating. For example, I sleep warm. But I still like my gear to be rated with a 10 degree cushion - because there a lot going...
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    Pnicogen - I see this is your second post so...

    Pnicogen - I see this is your second post so welcome to the forum. If you become a donating member ($10/year), you’ll have Access to several more sub-forums, including one specializing on issues...
  40. Who makes those saws? Very inspiring. But my...

    Who makes those saws? Very inspiring. But my deity - looks like enough logs to just build a cabin :)
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    Some Vendors used to offer a 13 ft option on...

    Some Vendors used to offer a 13 ft option on their order page - not a special custom order. I don’t know who has them now - just posting that they are out there if you Google for it or search the HF...
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    Canadark - welcome to the forum. :) You didn’t...

    Canadark - welcome to the forum. :) You didn’t mention what kind of underquilt you were using. I know they are not cheap, but I think you will find bliss with a full length WarBonnet Lynx - if you...
  43. Remember to all a Bridge Hammock to your list of...

    Remember to all a Bridge Hammock to your list of things to try :) As others have said, different fabrics, different widths, maybe one vendor’s 11 ft hammock is closer to 10.5 ft (different measuring...
  44. Thread: Indoor Hang

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    You might want to ask a carpenter what’s behind...

    You might want to ask a carpenter what’s behind that sheetrock. I think the area around the windowsill is supposed to be built-up a bit. Remember, those studs were not put in expecting a sideways...
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    When I came across a bear on a trail - at least...

    When I came across a bear on a trail - at least 50 if not more yards away - I tried to blow the whistle I had on my compass cord. Hard to breath out when the only air flow was sucking in. I figured...
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    I took advantage of what was supposed to be...

    I took advantage of what was supposed to be single digits (but above zero - darn) to try out a Feathered Friends Ibis sleeping bag (rated at zero degrees + 4 oz overstuff). I was way too warm. The...
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    Note that hammock calculators to get SRL often...

    Note that hammock calculators to get SRL often use 86% instead of 83%. In that case, a “true” 83% would give more sag. But it’s not a target number; it’s a suggested area/range and you decide where...
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    Jeff-oh, Another reason to combine the whoopie...

    Jeff-oh, Another reason to combine the whoopie with a daisy chain is the chain increment, 5 to 6 inches between loops, might be too big a step. The new chains available from DutchWare and others may...
  49. I got some Tyvek to try as an alternative to the...

    I got some Tyvek to try as an alternative to the visqeen black plastic I was using for a ground sheet. Because it was somewhat stiff, I washed it and washed it. Though I now understand I’ve removed...
  50. 184307 This is what I thought a hammock was. A...

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    This is what I thought a hammock was. A couple of bucks at the Dollar Store and I LIKED IT!
    Photo was taken on North shore of Vargas Island (north of Tofino). Yes, I had sunscreen on....
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