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    I hammock camp off a Honda NC750x using a...

    I hammock camp off a Honda NC750x using a Warbonnet Ridgerunner; They're pretty pad/air mattress friendly.

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    I went though the member lists and found 130 HF...

    I went though the member lists and found 130 HF members from Ottawa, 17 were active this year. Seems like that’s enough to start a local group; Interested?
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    Welcome from a fellow Ottawan!

    Welcome from a fellow Ottawan!
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    I got the R value from this Section Hikers...

    I got the R value from this Section Hikers article- https://sectionhiker.com/sleeping-pad-r-values/
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    I would go with extruded styrofoam (R 5 per inch)...

    I would go with extruded styrofoam (R 5 per inch) for this vs the R1.4 of a 1/2 inch blue foam pad.
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    I suppose you could go with a pair of Tensa solos...

    I suppose you could go with a pair of Tensa solos at 2.86lb per side, but I'd ground camp with an air mattress on a tyvek ground sheet under my hammock tarp.
  7. Thread: RR Convert

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    Congrats! For me the secret of side sleeping is...

    Congrats! For me the secret of side sleeping is to not to draw your legs up to your hips and the narrowest part of the hammock, but to move your head & chest down to the narrow section.
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    Not that I've done it but I think this is about...

    Not that I've done it but I think this is about the only case where using an air mattress/pad is preferable to a hammock...
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    I was camping at Algonquin this past weekend in...

    I was camping at Algonquin this past weekend in 0°C weather. I used standard three season quilts (Snugpak top, Arrowhead bottom) which I supplement with Costco down throws. I lay one throw on top of...
  10. Thread: Sale

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    At least the last couple years- not everything...

    At least the last couple years- not everything goes on sale & the stock might be limited but the deals can be great! I waited 3-4 months to buy my Ridgerunner during one.
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    I've been impressed with my MEC silnylon guides...

    I've been impressed with my MEC silnylon guides tarp ($130 Cad). It's a basic, square cut tarp that has irregularly spaced tie outs (intended for a one pole ground shelter) that work well for the...
  12. I use a MEC (A Canadian Co-0p) silnylon square...

    I use a MEC (A Canadian Co-0p) silnylon square cut ‘guides tarp’ with mine. It’s 12.8 by 9.5 foot. Thats enough room for the Ridgerunner and my helinox chair (to store stuff on). It isn’t quite long...
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    I don’t know if switching head & foot positions...

    I don’t know if switching head & foot positions will help, but hey why not try?
    For me, keeping my legs in the wider part of the hammock with my head and chest in the narrow part keeps my knees...
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    Coldfeet, I know just what you mean. The trick I...

    Coldfeet, I know just what you mean. The trick I found was instead of turning on your side and pulling your legs up to the thinner part of the hammock move your torso down. That puts your head in...
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    Be careful, another user ripped his Draumr by...

    Be careful, another user ripped his Draumr by grounding the footbox!

    Amok has a few setup videos on youtube; the earlier ones show them bending the footbox up & over to ease entry and the most...
  16. I would contact Ripstop By The Roll just to...

    I would contact Ripstop By The Roll just to inform them, but there's really not much you can do to speed up the process.....
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    I understand your pain & I’d be crying too, but...

    I understand your pain & I’d be crying too, but Amok posted the Draumr’s setup video on youtube :
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLXwj73_UDw

    Where they fold up the footbox to get in. Thanks for...
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    Sorry, my mistake! :)

    Sorry, my mistake! :)
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    Tikker- it's showing for me, I was able to add it...

    Tikker- it's showing for me, I was able to add it to my cart. Maybe you need to refresh the page?

    https://amokequipment.ca/collections/hammock-gear
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    New Amok Draumr today!

    Checking out the Amok site today it looks like they’re counting down on a new ‘Draumr’ hammock dropping today! If it adds the XL’s features this is great for us regular sized folks.
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    You could use the Noah in diamond setup. ...

    You could use the Noah in diamond setup.
    Otherwise I use a MEC (Canada only) straight cut rectangle tarp that's 12' 8" long and 9' 6" wide. I've used it in cold, wet, & windy conditions without...
  22. Specs say 700 feet....

    Specs say 700 feet.
    https://gameofthrones.fandom.com/wiki/The_Wall
    :lol:
  23. Why do you want a single layer so badly? It seems...

    Why do you want a single layer so badly? It seems like a no brainer to get the double layer.
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    If you check online Ontario Parks have a few...

    If you check online Ontario Parks have a few photos of each site. I usually reserve online (reservations for May to late Oct. dates only) and check out the available sites first.
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  25. Canada wasn't any better this winter- We're...

    Canada wasn't any better this winter- We're thinking of building 'The Wall' (Game of Thrones reference)...
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    From Warbonnet's FAQ: in general the largest...

    From Warbonnet's FAQ:
    in general the largest commercial camping pad that will be appropriate will be the size of the Exped downmat 9 LW, which is aprox. 77″x25″x3.5″
    They go on to suggest an...
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    Thanks for that! (are you tempted by the...

    Thanks for that! (are you tempted by the RidgeRunner now?) ;)
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    If you get a chance could you put up a video or...

    If you get a chance could you put up a video or written instructions on the 'Warbonnet approved' way of setting up a Ridge Runner on one? I understand there's some 'fiddling' involved. Thanks!
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    Welcome from Ottawa!

    Welcome from Ottawa!
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    I'm often a sidesleeper- the Ridgerunner is very...

    I'm often a sidesleeper- the Ridgerunner is very comfortable for me at 5'6". If you're worried about tarps you can choose a custom Superfly that's 13' rather than the normal 12' for an extra $20....
  31. I just pulled my Ridgerunner out for cleaning....

    I just pulled my Ridgerunner out for cleaning. The outer layer is 1 1/2 inches wider at the head end and over 5 inches wider at the foot end than the inner layer. There's enough slack for some...
  32. I'm not an expert but I think your sleeping bag...

    I'm not an expert but I think your sleeping bag is fine as a top layer. What you need to work on is a bottom layer. If yours Klymit pad isn't the insulated version, I don't think it would help....
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    Whatever you buy, try hanging close to home...

    Whatever you buy, try hanging close to home before using it on a big trip. It took me at least three times before I was happy with my setup (but maybe I'm slow...).
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    Not sure if the shockcord will help but Derek...

    Not sure if the shockcord will help but Derek Hansen shows a shockcord setup where the line is continuous (in this case a guy line):...
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    I might have hit on novel way to add some bottom insulation to a double layer Ridgerunner- I spent the last four days hammocking in Algonquin & Emily (close to Peterborough) Ontario Provincial parks....
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    Can't help specifically, but there's a youtube...

    Can't help specifically, but there's a youtube channel which shows pictures of some Ontario provincial campsites : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzJU7kCCteWf3-RQ8JrbEsg
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    https://go-girl.com/

    https://go-girl.com/
  38. Funny, I've gotten soaked tenting when the creek...

    Funny, I've gotten soaked tenting when the creek rose but I've haven't (yet) gotten wet hammocking in the rain. The worse fail I've had recently is my defating air matress. Trying out new gear is...
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    No specific suggestions, but you were setting up...

    No specific suggestions, but you were setting up under difficult conditions as a trial. If you could have planned a day test (tough to do with kids), you would have had time to fiddle with it more.
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    Congrats! You need one more thing- ...

    Congrats! You need one more thing-
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/143113-The-Ultimate-Hang-2
  41. Thread: Go to Tarp?

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    Nice to find another Ottawanian here, Spike! I've...

    Nice to find another Ottawanian here, Spike! I've been using a cheap(er) MEC silnylon guides tarp with my Ridgerunner. A basic, square cut tarp that has irregularly spaced tie outs (intended for a...
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    My suggestion is the Bower, in honor of the...

    My suggestion is the Bower, in honor of the Bowerbird who builds a tunnel-like structure from twigs to attract a mate.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowerbird
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    Also simply light designs have their Simplicity...

    Also simply light designs have their Simplicity asymmetrical for $59.95 ($65 with guylines).
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    If you're willing to cut & sew Ripstop by the...

    If you're willing to cut & sew Ripstop by the roll has a 12 foot kit for $53. That covers 'good and light'

    https://ripstopbytheroll.com/products/hex-tarp-kit
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    I've been impressed with my cheap(er) MEC...

    I've been impressed with my cheap(er) MEC silnylon guides tarp. It's a basic, square cut tarp that has irregularly spaced tie outs (intended for a one pole ground shelter) that work well for the...
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    An 'awesome hang', but not 'awesome pic' of the...

    An 'awesome hang', but not 'awesome pic' of the Ridgerunner. Sorry. Here's mine from Algonquin Provincial Park last Wed.
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    This was my second time with the Ridgerunner that's hiding...
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    That is stunning. I noticed Dream Hammock has...

    That is stunning.
    I noticed Dream Hammock has seven photos of it instead of the usual one! ;P
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    And it's back at 49.99!

    And it's back at 49.99!
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    I waited six months to buy my Ridgerunner last...

    I waited six months to buy my Ridgerunner last November on sale; it hurt.
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    Welcome from Ottawa!

    Welcome from Ottawa!
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