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  1. Sent something to Hickery to bring for raffle. ...

    Sent something to Hickery to bring for raffle.
    It ain't pork brains!!!!
    Shug
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    I use mine with with the tail towards the...

    I use mine with with the tail towards the hammock. Always seems weird to me any other way. I use a prussic and cord to hold the tension.
    Shug

    https://youtu.be/XYPTVzpu1h8
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    Bigger wider tarp like Superfly...single...

    Bigger wider tarp like Superfly...single snakeskin.
    Smaller tarp....snakeskins.
    At least that is my preference.
    Shug
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    Love a good first UQ story!!! Whooooooo...

    Love a good first UQ story!!!
    Whooooooo Buddy))))))
    Shug
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    Sticky: One per and some other techniques will...

    One per and some other techniques will suffice.....
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/J1OXNc_JEPc
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    Certainly helps a lot for tarp wrangling. Don't...

    Certainly helps a lot for tarp wrangling. Don't expect it to dry in the mesh though.....
    Shug
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    Yes on the UQ. It more or less equals the pad...

    Yes on the UQ. It more or less equals the pad used in ground camping. No pad on ground in tent....you will get cold from the ground. The ground cools at night and that cold sucks out your body...
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    Whoooooo Buddy Welcome)))))) My daughter is...

    Whoooooo Buddy Welcome))))))
    My daughter is currently in Switzerland performing with Circus Monti~~~
    Shug

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    My daughter in on far right....
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  9. Thread: Going to ground

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    Bring a pad for sure. May as well sleep as well...

    Bring a pad for sure. May as well sleep as well as you can on ground.
  10. Thread: Going to ground

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    Here is some dreaded going to ground...

    Here is some dreaded going to ground insight......
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/0j54vMKGhiQ
  11. Here is a peek at some TQs........ I think I...

    Here is a peek at some TQs........
    I think I show measures on some.
    A bit of width gives you some you can tuck up under yourself. Nice when needed.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/PG-0ktBEGk0

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    For sure you will. Can start out feeling good but...

    For sure you will. Can start out feeling good but about midnight or 1am you will for sure feel a chill on back and buttocks.
    Toss in a camping pad and enjoy some hammock time.
    Shug

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  13. As they are fairly small and light and strong I...

    As they are fairly small and light and strong I would say that their first job is to hold up your hammock. Water break....dutch biner is better for sure. More mass.
    Shug
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    Ahhh, to be new at hammocks. You only get to be...

    Ahhh, to be new at hammocks. You only get to be new once.
    Enjoy the hammock quest but there is a learning curve so let that OCD go wild.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/WI0B20DwLPU

    Vermont inspired...
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    I can help perhaps with a cyber one on one. Maybe...

    I can help perhaps with a cyber one on one. Maybe this video will give some basic insight.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/-Cvj0ISjzl8


    https://youtu.be/0wKEOK7G23o
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    Maybe this will give you some insight...... Shug...

    Maybe this will give you some insight......
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/2iuCS3QPIAM
  17. Part of what I liked about it was the ease of...

    Part of what I liked about it was the ease of putting it together. There is more to the design than most folks would think.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/yBGUTYR7Sug
  18. I hang my 11' hammocks on my McLean but I got the...

    I hang my 11' hammocks on my McLean but I got the one designed for longer hammocks. The Bare Bones XL.
    For me it was well worth the money as I don't weld or fabricate. Mine is holding up fine and no...
  19. Thread: Newb from Utah

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    Whooooo Buddy)))) T_Rav. Shug

    Whooooo Buddy)))) T_Rav.
    Shug
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    LOVE IT! No sleep there between the group heads....

    LOVE IT! No sleep there between the group heads. Oh the aroma of sweet espresso while lollygagging.
    Had myself a Roman Holiday just a few moments...
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    Repair Kit Essential~~~!!!!!

    Repair Kit Essential~~~!!!!!
  22. Feels good with a pad but I moved on from pads...

    Feels good with a pad but I moved on from pads years ago. Prefer the lay with a UQ.
  23. It is a 58" wide hammock. With hem it may just...

    It is a 58" wide hammock. With hem it may just come out that way. Could be the double layers as well. Not sure but it has a great view.
  24. Time to get into the queue~~~ Thankee. I'm...

    Time to get into the queue~~~
    Thankee.


    I'm just a fraction under 6' tall. I love the view from this hammock. No big sidewall of fabric on non-head side. No calf ridge and my feet feel lie they...
  25. Thread: XLC mods?

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    Here are a couple ways to adjust that ridgeline...

    Here are a couple ways to adjust that ridgeline to get it out of your way when sitting in the hammock.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/Gq7fDjH90MU
  26. Worth showing. Thankee. It is a nice rig...

    Worth showing. Thankee.



    It is a nice rig and been enjoying mine. Nice views from it as no big wall of fabric on one side.
  27. Easy enough to hand sew a couple of loops to the...

    Easy enough to hand sew a couple of loops to the hammock. Here are several Hand-Sewing Beginner videos.....https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sewing+by+hand+for+beginners
    With shockcord...
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    Yes, UQs can be layered. Shug ...

    Yes, UQs can be layered.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/ppcT-HeRy0E
  29. Superior Gear Starlite Hammock Looky-See Video

    Here is a peep at the new Superior Gear Starlite Hammock.
    I'm showing the UL version which they call the Elite Upgrade. Cloud 71 fabric on inside and a .67 Argon on the outside.
    Though you can get...
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    Whoooooo Buddy...looks great. Now just time to...

    Whoooooo Buddy...looks great. Now just time to lollygag in it.
    Adjust as you go.
    Shug....former Charlotte Boy.
    West Meck High School Class of 1976
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    Been testing out the Superior Hammock Cocoon....

    Been testing out the Superior Hammock Cocoon.
    Zip on. About 55 rating.
    12 ozs. Photo in stuffsack, stuff sack weighs .49 ounce.
    Using with half bug net.
    Cocoon will be nice for Winter to boost...
  32. You will need a state park pass to park at...

    You will need a state park pass to park at Crosby. $3 a day.
    But if you park at Finland Rec Center south on Highway 7 it is a free SHT parking site. Then you can hike north and due this route. Some...
  33. Thread: HF Flag

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    Got mine...

    Got mine here.....http://www.dwflags.com/store/view_product.php?product=HammockForumsORINGINAL
    Shug
  34. Thread: Why the wbbb xlc?

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    I like that when staked out the bugnet is well...

    I like that when staked out the bugnet is well off my face.
    Also it is my favorite hammock for sitting in sideways (which I do a lot especially solo camping) as the bugnet provides a nice backrest...
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    Whoooooo Buddy Welcome. I grew up in Charlotte....

    Whoooooo Buddy Welcome.
    I grew up in Charlotte. Sure has changed from when I left in 1980!!
    Sister still lives there.
    So glad the Open Kitchen is still there. Go there every time I'm back.
    Lots...
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    I tried laying in mine with no pad at all. Not...

    I tried laying in mine with no pad at all. Not comfortable!!!!
    Sunk down and it closed in all around me. My opinion is that this hammock's comfort is designed around using the supplied pad.
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    The JackRBetter Ultralight Shenandoah Quilt (40F)...

    The JackRBetter Ultralight Shenandoah Quilt (40F) is about 11.5 ounces. https://www.jacksrbetter.com/product/ultralight-shenandoah-quilt-40f/
    I have one and it is my go-to for Summer.
    Really nice...
  38. Thread: Winter Top Quilts

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    I think the Warbonnet DiamondBack does a great...

    I think the Warbonnet DiamondBack does a great job of keeping the down in plave. The diamond pattern on top is designed to do that actually.
    From Warbonnet Website:
    The Diamondback uses our unique...
  39. One truly nice thing about Warbonnet hammocks is...

    One truly nice thing about Warbonnet hammocks is that when the bugnet is pulled back and tied off it provides a really good backrest when sitting at 90s in the hammock. If you scoot your buttocks...
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    You can get it in 12' or even 13' as a custom...

    You can get it in 12' or even 13' as a custom build with Warbonnet.....https://www.warbonnetoutdoors.com/product/custom-minifly-builder/#length
    I have the 11' MiniFly in silpoly and it is a top...
  41. Heavenly~~~~~~ That chipmunk action shot ticked...

    Heavenly~~~~~~
    That chipmunk action shot ticked me.
    Shug
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    Try to keep your hips aligned under the hammock...

    Try to keep your hips aligned under the hammock ridgeline. That helps with tippyness. Some folks put there backpack under the footend so when they get in is helps prevent movement.
    When un-attended...
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    Reckon they put that hole for pads to fit their...

    Reckon they put that hole for pads to fit their pads. But you can insert your pad with the inflation hole at the foot end of Draumr and fill/release it from there easier. I've done that on a few pads...
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    Here is a wee teaser form my recent 5 day canoe...

    Here is a wee teaser form my recent 5 day canoe trip with the StarLite.


    https://youtu.be/9XPiw7p0cMs
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    Yessir~~~ I get no calf ridge at all in my...

    Yessir~~~


    I get no calf ridge at all in my Insulated Winter Superior Gear or the new Starlite that I used on my recent 5 day canoe trip. Double layer...Cloud 71 inside layer and a light Argon...
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    I end up sliding my TQ under the tension straps...

    I end up sliding my TQ under the tension straps inside the Draumr to hold it when I get in and out. Sometimes I toss it over the ridgeline. All workable.
    It is one of the cons in my opinion of that...
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    This is true. I've gone back to a 10' hammock...

    This is true. I've gone back to a 10' hammock using Superior Gear hammocks.
    I'll be reviewing the new StarLite hammock from Superior Gear pretty soon. Used it on my 5 Day Canoe trip. Liked it.
    Shug
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    *****Read up on this chart for specifics as to...

    *****Read up on this chart for specifics as to weight rating, stretch, feel, breathability, friction and durability......Way more...
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    Be a good idea to tote along a couple of stands...

    Be a good idea to tote along a couple of stands just to ease your mind.
    Or a hammock hitch.....https://www.mcleanmetalworksmfg.com/shop
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/yBGUTYR7Sug
  50. Thread: DCF Underquilt?

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    You can always stack/layer UQs to....just to give...

    You can always stack/layer UQs to....just to give you more food for thought~~


    https://youtu.be/ppcT-HeRy0E
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