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  1. Water seems to love to communicate with us. I too...

    Water seems to love to communicate with us. I too hear rivers speak...especially whilst in the hammock.
    Jonah wanted the fire so badly. I went along. A little.


    That lake was really groaning....
  2. I am Yate-ing it up in my own fashion~~~ The...

    I am Yate-ing it up in my own fashion~~~


    The older ya' get the more relaxed it becomes. Just happy to still do it.
    We always compete within ourselves. Our trip was about 14 miles so enough to...
  3. Snow or not...was going to get out. Thankee...

    Snow or not...was going to get out. Thankee gunner.
  4. ViDEO: First Snow Camp of Season on Superior Hiking Trail

    I baited Jonah and Alex with a trip a few weeks back. Just a text to say we need to get out.
    They could go day after Thanksgiving. I feel I'd need to roll myself down the trail but acquiesced....
  5. Whoa! You must have a titanium cranium! Glad it...

    Whoa! You must have a titanium cranium!
    Glad it was not worse. Sounds like a good and somewhat harrowing jaunt.
    Off myself in the AM.
    Whooooooo Buddy)))))
    Shuggedy
  6. That is not set in stone no matter what I may...

    That is not set in stone no matter what I may have said. Often I go sideways if it seems logical with the set-up and maybe only option. Side tie outs (panel pulls) really help. Sometimes I go head...
  7. My trusty DIY mesh ridgeline organizer is always...

    My trusty DIY mesh ridgeline organizer is always smiling~
    I switch it from hammock to hammock and it always goes with me.
    Open end make it easy to sit up and get my lip balm, lighter or other...
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    I will forever have the fondest of memories of...

    I will forever have the fondest of memories of Hawk-Eye.
    Every time I go to the Gorge I expect to see him....maybe I still will.
    He used to bring me cigars.
    Met me in High Point once when I was...
  9. From HG Website: Additional Features Include...

    From HG Website:
    Additional Features Include
    Our woven Standard Hammock ships fully suspended with: 1 Structural ridgeline, 2 continuous loops, and 2 carabiners
    Double ended nylon stuff sack;...
  10. Love it and appreciate the photo captions. Sound...

    Love it and appreciate the photo captions.
    Sound like the trip really got you thinking about the truly most important things in our lives. Easy to lose site of that with all of today's Clutter. Good...
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    I get all of which you type! Did you have any...

    I get all of which you type!
    Did you have any trouble picking through the NE corner of Snowbank where the fire was? All bare rock with cairns to lead you through?
    Shug
  12. You can add some adjustment to the ridgeline with...

    You can add some adjustment to the ridgeline with a small diner. May help.
    Usually need to be closer to the head end with your torso than you may think per Warbonnets set-up...
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    That walk back up Cambric is a doozy! Lots of...

    That walk back up Cambric is a doozy! Lots of nice beech trees at the bottom camp there by the river.
    Have a right goodie.....
    Shug
  14. Thread: Semi-fail

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    Once you get it dialed in you will be warm and...

    Once you get it dialed in you will be warm and comfortable. The best.
    I've done it down to -40ºF and was warm and snug. AND comfortable.
  15. Thread: Semi-fail

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    You won't be sorry to have a good warm UQ. You...

    You won't be sorry to have a good warm UQ. You can vent a UQ if too hot.
    Sure is nice to know that your buttocks won't be a fail point.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/FMhYRJ9dxtA
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    Maybe making some room for UQ. Just my guess....

    Maybe making some room for UQ. Just my guess.
    Shug
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    Most bear spray comes in a holster type holder....

    Most bear spray comes in a holster type holder. Perhaps you can rig it on your hammock ridgeline for quick access even with bugnet closed.

    Shug
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    Yes, a double layer hammock or a heavier fabric...

    Yes, a double layer hammock or a heavier fabric in a single layer may make a difference.
    Fitting a hammock is like finding a shoe or hiking boot that feels right. We lay in a tent but we sort of...
  19. From Warbonnet Website:...

    From Warbonnet Website: https://www.warbonnetoutdoors.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/hammock-setup.pdf

    Blackbird, Blackbird XLC, Traveler hammock Setup:
    The following describes a detailed setup...
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    I agree with LowTech that you should double check...

    I agree with LowTech that you should double check your stakes.
    If you go to the end of the video below you can see some staking. And at 8:20 in video in the field.


    https://youtu.be/3BzgOADdWX4
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    Mine seems very solid. Was in high winds with my...

    Mine seems very solid. Was in high winds with my Tensa Trekking Treez and it held through all of that.
    Like anything you may have to tweak here and there like adjusting a tarp but you should be good...
  22. Thread: Hyperlite Quilts

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    They seem to be a company that touts ultralight...

    They seem to be a company that touts ultralight backpacking.
    Ultralight costs $$~
    They are using 1000 Fill Power-Down in their quilts. I've not even heard of that. And the word Power in there adds...
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    I'll offer this up for your perusal..... Shug ...

    I'll offer this up for your perusal.....
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/cFHvX56ZKNs
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    A Whoooooo Buddy Welcome to ya'.... I too am a...

    A Whoooooo Buddy Welcome to ya'....
    I too am a fan of F1.
    Just home from the US Grand Prix. https://youtu.be/W5VaPEUqR0s
    Embrace the Hammock Quest.
    Shug
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    Might be that kitty pushing your head to the...

    Might be that kitty pushing your head to the right~~!
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    You'll find a bunch intel right here on this...

    You'll find a bunch intel right here on this forum.
    Be aware of the Hammock Learning Curve......
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/WI0B20DwLPU
  27. You may need a bigger backpack. Winter...

    You may need a bigger backpack.
    Winter insulation equals bulk. Synthetic is even bulkier.

    Shug
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    Indeed. You can flip the bugnet to change the...

    Indeed. You can flip the bugnet to change the lay.
    Shug
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    You can flip the burnet on the BB to make it a...

    You can flip the burnet on the BB to make it a left or right lay or head left or right.
    From Warbonnet website: "Reversible top allows you to remove and “flip the net” to create a mirror-image or...
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    Head right/feet left. Left handed. Just feels...

    Head right/feet left.
    Left handed.
    Just feels right.
    Shug
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    This may give some insight. Stacking UQs is very...

    This may give some insight. Stacking UQs is very effective.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/ppcT-HeRy0E
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    I have reflective side in the hammock so I can...

    I have reflective side in the hammock so I can find the zipper when I want to get out in the middle of the night. You could do one in and one out and cover all bases.
    Shug
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    Whoooooo Buddy)))) Enjoy the hammock quest and...

    Whoooooo Buddy))))
    Enjoy the hammock quest and sleep long in the woods~
    Shug
  34. It is easier in real life to set-up than on...

    It is easier in real life to set-up than on video. It is all in the staking......
  35. I thought the mis-matched poles would feel...

    I thought the mis-matched poles would feel off....but I adapted in about 45 seconds. All good.
    As to the wind, we had a lot and it held just fine. We had gusts to 25-30mph.


    For me very worth it...
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    Slip a foam pad in with your AMOK pad. That...

    Slip a foam pad in with your AMOK pad. That helps.
    A larger tarp with doors of course would help. I added my Superfly to my Draumr. Nice t have the doors closed though you have to get the footed...
  37. You could just add a pad to the 30º UQ set-up....

    You could just add a pad to the 30º UQ set-up. Pad in the hammock.
    Since you say you are not a sweaty sleeper then chances for condensation could be reduced.
    No one perfect strategy for boosting...
  38. It is all about anticipation and getting ready....

    It is all about anticipation and getting ready. Have a right goodie~


    Love the duel use of it. Worked great. I'm sold! No ground for me!!!
  39. ViDEO: NCT hike with Wander'nFool and TENSA TREKKING TREEZ

    It has been 13 years since Wanderin'Fool and I did this section of the North Country Trail in Wisconsin. We got in late and made a camp. Walked a bit the next day and made another camp and I tried my...
  40. Whoooooo Buddy))) Nice to chat hammocks with you...

    Whoooooo Buddy)))
    Nice to chat hammocks with you skunkape.
    Shug
  41. Some side sleeping perusal...... Shug ...

    Some side sleeping perusal......
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/7HTX4E23LQw
  42. Often I just use my extra tarp ridgeline tie-outs...

    Often I just use my extra tarp ridgeline tie-outs to bring down and wrap around the tree low and use the extra tie-out left over to goy out the beaks.
    Or just clip them back if not needed. Simple...
  43. Thread: help with wbb xlc

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    It is a mighty fine TQ with nice features to add...

    It is a mighty fine TQ with nice features to add on if needed. Use mine often.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/JOfrDpuEtEU
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    Can be. May not match the tree spacing of the...

    Can be. May not match the tree spacing of the hammock. Heavier.
    A bit wider may be better than longer.
    Shug
  45. Could be for stringing a line to have space to...

    Could be for stringing a line to have space to hang some stuff.
  46. Hanging my wet hiking clothes in the sun at camp...

    Hanging my wet hiking clothes in the sun at camp is my only chance of them drying. Hanging under my tarp overnight off the ends just lets them breathe but always moist no matter the...
  47. You can see Slowhike's pole rig for his hammock...

    You can see Slowhike's pole rig for his hammock at 3:22 into this video. https://youtu.be/AG6u7Kl39QA
    Cool rig.
    Shug
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    I recall us talking about a lot of this in the...

    I recall us talking about a lot of this in the Linville Gorge in May when you, Hickery and myself camped.
    All right good stuff.
    Shug
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    I would just seal the inside. A good coat. Should...

    I would just seal the inside. A good coat. Should suffice.
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    Depends how fastidious you are and how neat you...

    Depends how fastidious you are and how neat you like your seams. As for me I'd rather know it won't leak than be pretty.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/O82HNJNNiwE
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