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    brawny, Welcome to the forum. You and I traveled...

    brawny, Welcome to the forum. You and I traveled pretty much the same path. I started with a Hennessy. The first thing I did was abandon the “Knot”, for descending rings. And I mostly used it with...
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    That’s a good correction because I thought it was...

    That’s a good correction because I thought it was going to weigh 350 lbs. :)
  3. High Quality video - what were you using?

    High Quality video - what were you using?
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    If you have any metal-on-metal that can be...

    If you have any metal-on-metal that can be modified with an amsteel link (like a carabiner to an eye-bolt) do that.
  5. REI has two styles of these poles. I’m guessing...

    REI has two styles of these poles. I’m guessing you use the larger one? Interesting that you set the pole almost vertical rather than at a angle.
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    I always carry a Balaclava. They come in various...

    I always carry a Balaclava. They come in various weights and even a light nylon one works well. Sometimes I do put on a “sleeping jacket” and ... hard to put into words ... I’m warm but not...
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    If you go with Hennessy, bought from Hennessy, I...

    If you go with Hennessy, bought from Hennessy, I suggest upgrading the standard tarp - like the one that comes with the Explorer - to their Hex tarp. At one time they’d just charge the retail price...
  8. deejayen - to address your concern about length...

    deejayen - to address your concern about length and shape ... Full length or ¾ length sort of depends on YOUR length. A ¾ length TQ for me is almost full length (it’s a feature, not a bug). Also, the...
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    I might have missed it, but if not said, be...

    I might have missed it, but if not said, be careful with “extra clothing” because you want unrestricted blood flow. Solutions that don’t add extra clothes are using those hand warmer packets - be...
  10. tandrewmalan, those toggles are just another way...

    tandrewmalan, those toggles are just another way of rigglng the tarp ridgeline - like a DutchWare Wasp or a Loop Alien or other hardware. There are YouTube Videos that show its use.
    ...
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    deejayen, another adjustment would be to run the...

    deejayen, another adjustment would be to run the webbing so it comes off the side of the tree instead of in the middle. I think there is something about the mind that imagines a line coming from the...
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    Gondo, welcome to the forum. Your questions will...

    Gondo, welcome to the forum. Your questions will probably generate many posts or reference those already made as your questions cover issues covered under other topics.

    At this point, two things...
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    T’were it me, I’d skip the UQ - unless you are...

    T’were it me, I’d skip the UQ - unless you are using it as a TQ add-on. The area under you is compress by your body weight. It works with a hammock because hanging under, it keeps its loft.

    If...
  14. Quartz, if you are not familiar with poison oak...

    Quartz, if you are not familiar with poison oak and/or poison ivy, you might want to get educated on it. And not from those useless plant books with just line drawings. I don’t have a ready source to...
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    Dragonhunter, I have this photo in seveal posts....

    Dragonhunter, I have this photo in seveal posts. I put down a ground sheet (black plastic), a therm-a-rest pad, then my hammock with bugnet. Using guylines and poles - I use collapsable poles when...
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    DocTheo, maybe it was a name mixup, but...

    DocTheo, maybe it was a name mixup, but HammockGear doesn’t make a Lynx, WarBonnet does. So if you have a HG UQ for your RidgeRunner, it is not a Lynx. I don’t know what HG supplies for that. My...
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    turtle feet, imagine if you will ~ cue Twilight...

    turtle feet, imagine if you will ~ cue Twilight Zone theme ~ the horizontal ridgeline and a less then perfect tarp pitch - say because of a full or partial porch mode setup or just some slack because...
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    FS: What is your recommended distance between apex...

    What is your recommended distance between apex points on your suspension? For example, that distance for a RidgeRunner is usually between 12 and 13 ft. I’m asking for the minimum distance between...
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    Turtlefeet, there are two (or more) schools of...

    Turtlefeet, there are two (or more) schools of thought on ridgeline setup. One school likes a split ridgeline - each side of the tarp has its own line that goes around the tree. This uses minimum...
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    DocTheo, Maybe you have a very old Lynx. My first...

    DocTheo, Maybe you have a very old Lynx. My first one is at least 5 years old and the head end carabiners are made of metal. I guess they’d be in the “micro” (or mini) class - they are the same small...
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    Just a comment about “adding down”. ... I...

    Just a comment about “adding down”. ... I discussed this with Hammock Gear at one time. They reminded me that’s it’s the loft, not necessarily the filling that contributes to the insulation. They...
  22. cmoulder also has a video showing his pleated...

    cmoulder also has a video showing his pleated fold method. If I wasn’t currently enamored with skins, I’d be using his method.
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    I think you only have to worry if you are using a...

    I think you only have to worry if you are using a specialized quilt for a hammock it wasn’t designed for. An example would be using a Wookie (of the right size) on something other than a BlackBird or...
  24. SilvrSurfr, was your tarp setup broadside to the...

    SilvrSurfr, was your tarp setup broadside to the wind or Parallel? Unfortunately, Bend doesn’t have a wind tunnel facility were I can try out different orientations. For now, I’ve decided to rig the...
  25. Singingcrowsings, hang your own hang of course,...

    Singingcrowsings, hang your own hang of course, but know that opinions differ.

    I use might use a Split ring on one or both sides of the ridgeline as sort of a fuse (if backed up by some cord so it...
  26. I looked for Fence Rail at Home Depot today....

    I looked for Fence Rail at Home Depot today. Looks like the price has doubled to $20/ 10ft pole. I believe the diameter of the large end was one and three eighths inches. Home Depot didn’t have a...
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    At the risk of bring up yet another tread on...

    At the risk of bring up yet another tread on peeing, when it’s time to get up, even before much “urge”, my body stops producing heat; I start to feel cold - often my feet first.

    Once I get up and...
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    And remember the UQP is also NOT waterproof. It...

    And remember the UQP is also NOT waterproof. It is somewhat water resistant. One of its jobs - it has many - is to keep splash off the UQ. Because it hangs loosely below your UQ, it blocks the...
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    Note Countryboise’s reference of a GE (Gathered...

    Note Countryboise’s reference of a GE (Gathered End) UQ to GE hammock. That’s because there are also Bridge Hammocks that use spreader bars and have a more rectangular shape and specific width...
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    I carry a HUG net from ArrowHead. It covers your...

    I carry a HUG net from ArrowHead. It covers your head area and draps down towards your waist. There's a connection that goes under your hammock and a line that connects to something above the...
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    >So she got to sleep in the car. One night of...

    >So she got to sleep in the car.

    One night of pain, a lifetime of remembering. I hope YOU aren't suffering too much because of it. :)

    Niice kayaks. I bet they are saying, “Desert! We don’t need...
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    If you are going to buy from Jarred, I would ask...

    If you are going to buy from Jarred, I would ask him. i’m guessing he knows his stock and could, with lots of experience, advise on a fabric. To further complicate your choices (what are friends...
  33. The only way I get mine taut, in a reasonable...

    The only way I get mine taut, in a reasonable period of time, is to add bungee to the guylines. It is tarp material is flexible material; you want it to flex. Flexing allows to temporarily deform and...
  34. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    When I got mine, it was just to hold me over...

    When I got mine, it was just to hold me over until I could get the full-meal-deal (Tensa4), then I started realizing the benefit. Assuming good match for anchor and ground - note hammmichael, it’s...
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    BillyBob58, We’ve both been undone by the “new”...

    BillyBob58, We’ve both been undone by the “new” RR features. For example, with the old model, the spreader bars were inside the SpinDrift. Now, the spreader bars are outside the SpinDrift.

    Look...
  36. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    Shug, when you get some TST (Tensa Solo Time),...

    Shug, when you get some TST (Tensa Solo Time), please report back about your anchoring experiences. It seems there are five or six choices out there; Orange Screws - large or small, BoomStakes - long...
  37. old_Man_77, Just so you know, you aren’t alone in...

    old_Man_77, Just so you know, you aren’t alone in laundry mishaps. I think it’s natures way of balancing out the fact that men can parallel park (it’s in our DNA). So once I washed a tee-shirt or...
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    As you’ve seen, the bugnet on the Ridge Runner is...

    As you’ve seen, the bugnet on the Ridge Runner is a different critter than that on a GE hammock. On a GE hammock, the ridgeline is under the bugnet and limits the distance between hammock ends. With...
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    turtlefeet, at the risk of sounding giib - what...

    turtlefeet, at the risk of sounding giib - what is life without risk :) - if you don’t want to wind blowing in the side of your tarp, don’t rig your tarp sideways to the wind. I had that situation. I...
  40. guanjano, welcome to the forum. I don’t own a DCF...

    guanjano, welcome to the forum. I don’t own a DCF tarp but I’ve read that, though lighter, they are bulkier than silnylon or silpoly. However, if you are carrying your tarp outside your pack, I...
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    >look around and become confident there's nothing...

    >look around and become confident there's nothing there …
    Maybe.

    And those glowing spots in the brush are just reflections from the moonlight on water droplets.
    Maybe.

    What about that story...
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    I thought the Wookie was a gateway drug into a...

    I thought the Wookie was a gateway drug into a Superior Hammock? :)

    I’m getting ready to stick my toe further in the UL world - by getting a WB SL BB to replace my DL and to specify the lightest...
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    If you are able to use your hammock enough such...

    If you are able to use your hammock enough such that rings damage the cord, you will be a happy camper with many memorable hammock camping experiences. Gear wears out - if you use it. Eventually...
  44. Thread: New

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    Remember, you don’t need the tarp to match the...

    Remember, you don’t need the tarp to match the hammock length. Your usual hang will have put distance between hammock ends about 83% of the hammock length - about 10 ft. with your 12 ft. hammock....
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    PopcornFool, thank you for the input. I have...

    PopcornFool, thank you for the input.

    I have some WB ¾ length UQ’s for 0°, 20°, 40° temperature ranges. I’m going to try a lighter BB - a SL - and lighter material on the Wookie. So the...
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    deejayen, Many have started with a Hennessy...

    deejayen, Many have started with a Hennessy Hammock. There are better; there are worse. It’s a place to start.

    One consideration - if you are buying from Hennessy, is you might be able to upgrade...
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    >BUT, I'm 5'8" (I used to be 5'9" but my GP doc...

    >BUT, I'm 5'8" (I used to be 5'9" but my GP doc tells me I've shrunk
    You too Agent Moulder! I asked the PA durning my last physical if her measuring tool (just a height indicator) was broken. Next...
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    bigben55, what was your friend using? Some...

    bigben55, what was your friend using? Some materials stretch more than others. Nylon straps - that ENO used to use - stretch more than polyester. Amsteel, used with whoopie slings - doesn’t stretch...
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    BillyBob58, for peace of mind, note that outdoor...

    BillyBob58, for peace of mind, note that outdoor is dealing with a TensaSolo and your concern seems to be a Tensa4 which puts a LOT LESS pull on the stake/s.

    In imagining your extended boomstake...
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    nancybee, I’m glad that is working for you but...

    nancybee, I’m glad that is working for you but I’d watch it. In another discussion about anchoring on a car, someone pointed out that the luggage rack - for example - is often only held by sheetmetal...
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