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  1. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    Thanks for that tip, I did not know that! Maybe...

    Thanks for that tip, I did not know that! Maybe that is why one of my 3/4" conduits bent slightly on my DIY. I might have had some distance between hammock suspension and ground lines. Can't say for...
  2. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    I think(no proof though) a boom stake would be...

    I think(no proof though) a boom stake would be significantly stronger. Although I am not sure about my home made ones. But one thing seems very likely: Your 16" stakes with a boom added to them...
  3. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    Have you already tried some sort of boom stake? I...

    Have you already tried some sort of boom stake? I rigged up a homemade one by using some scrap metal legs from a free standing garage shelving system. These about 2 ft long metal legs had many holes...
  4. Last spring, I got my old Speer SPE out to play...

    Last spring, I got my old Speer SPE out to play around with in my JRB bridge and HT90 hammocks. I did not have all of the side wings in, but still enough to cover my elbows and shoulders. I was using...
  5. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    I have used some home made Boom stakes, and they...

    I have used some home made Boom stakes, and they have worked really well. They consist of some about 2 ft or longer perforated metal plates, and I can push my long ( 9"? 12?) stakes thru the...
  6. Thread: Poison Ivy

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    I am the same way with a phobia for the stuff. I...

    I am the same way with a phobia for the stuff. I have had some bad encounters. When I started hanging in 2006, that was one of the first things I worried about. But I became super skilled about...
  7. That is such a bummer when that happens. We need...

    That is such a bummer when that happens. We need a way to make sure every one is aware of that potential before they use a bridge. I remember when I first got a JRB bridge many years back, I was...
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    That's what I do with my WBRR. I use the...

    That's what I do with my WBRR. I use the clinometer on my iPhone when I am wanting to be precise. But honestly, with my WB and JRB bridges, I rarely bother. For many years, I just adjust tension so...
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    With the exception of the Hammocktent 90, when I...

    With the exception of the Hammocktent 90, when I use thick inflatable pads with non gathered end hammocks, the pad raises the center of gravity and increases the sense of being unstable. it has not...
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    Welcome from a fellow Sipsey hiker located in...

    Welcome from a fellow Sipsey hiker located in north MS(Tupelo)! I have also backpacked all over UT and AZ, but have not yet hung a hammock there. But I have in WY, ID and Olympic NP in Washington...
  11. And I forgot 1 more tip: consider a thin fleece...

    And I forgot 1 more tip: consider a thin fleece frost bib. Either hanging down from your RL or draped over the top of your TQ. Some of us have big problems with our breath condensing on the cold...
  12. Easily done, with several different methods. Or...

    Easily done, with several different methods. Or at least, I have always had a pretty easy time extending the range of my insulation by way of various layering, reflector/vapor barrier or pad...
  13. Thread: Please help

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    Folks who know please correct me if I'm wrong,...

    Folks who know please correct me if I'm wrong, but the Incubator might be an UQ that does not work so well on a bridge. I have never tried one, but isn't that an UQ with a leg shelf? I'm not sure,...
  14. Haaaa!

    Haaaa!
  15. LOL, what a coincidence. I just went to a FB...

    LOL, what a coincidence. I just went to a FB hammock hanger page and first post I see is: "Needing the zipper fixed on my grand trunk skeeter beater pro...anyone in the group fix zippers???...
  16. Thread: Please help

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    I'm not the greatest expert here when it comes to...

    I'm not the greatest expert here when it comes to using various brands of UQs on various brands of GE hammocks. But I can say that, based on my experience and that of others who have posted here, it...
  17. My guess is: extremely rare. But, as SilvrSurfr's...

    My guess is: extremely rare. But, as SilvrSurfr's post confirms, it does happen. Now, consider that long back country trip( say deep into the Wind River Mountain wilderness areas of WY). Where not...
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    What about drafts? Is that a potential problem...

    What about drafts? Is that a potential problem for TQs and UQs vs bags? And/or TQs/UQs vs pods?

    Same question for hoods.
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    Good job!.....................

    Good job!.....................
  20. Just wathed this AGAIN! And once again, I...

    Just wathed this AGAIN! And once again, I appreciate a great video of hiking/hanging in a truly beautiful place! Thanks for making and sharing these!
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    What brand hammock? (never mind, I see the brand...

    What brand hammock? (never mind, I see the brand now in the OP) Is that a manufacturers installed structural ridgeline(RL)? If so, it actually looks slightly loose. Though hard to tell, t does not...
  22. Some where on this forum, from probably 11 or 12...

    Some where on this forum, from probably 11 or 12 year ago, is my test of the MW4 on a WBBB. Most of that testing was done on a JRB 1st gen Bear Mtn Bridge Hammock, where it worked superbly down to...
  23. Great report! Looked like a pretty good...

    Great report! Looked like a pretty good challenge, but you did OK!
  24. Keep in mind that the Haven XL is 6" wider than...

    Keep in mind that the Haven XL is 6" wider than the standard version that some folks have used around here. Amazingly, it weighs about the same due to some changes in materials. Still, if weight is a...
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    Lev, do you have any TQ draft issues using your...

    Lev, do you have any TQ draft issues using your giant knee pillow?




    I'm betting the Superior hammock will totally fix that. But while you wait for it, as I may have mentioned in the other...
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    Crawldaddy: do I have this right: your TREATED...

    Crawldaddy: do I have this right: your TREATED DOWN TQ lost a bunch of loft after 4-5 days of fog and drizzle? Or did you hopefully mean UNTREATED down?
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    I have never really put my treated down quilts to...

    I have never really put my treated down quilts to the test to see if there is much practical difference vs non treated or synthetic. With the exception of I have not been bothering with VBs or a...
  28. That is why it is best to just stay in the...

    That is why it is best to just stay in the hammocks/quilts! ;)
  29. I think any risk compared to Apex has been...

    I think any risk compared to Apex has been minimized by treated down. I have seen it happen though, but more on trips closer to 5 days than 2 or 3. I have a buddy and fellow hanger who was worried...
  30. Glad to hear of the success, not unusual with JRB...

    Glad to hear of the success, not unusual with JRB products!

    I slept in a GL4 under my JRB James River bridge hammock last night, with an AHE 1.5 oz foot pad in my TQ's footbox. It only got down...
  31. As usual from you, a great video! That was one...

    As usual from you, a great video! That was one heck of a bonfire you guys had, must have made it more pleasant!
  32. HA! It really does, I think as much due to...

    HA! It really does, I think as much due to nostalgia as anything else. And maybe an ornery desire o be different? But despite my other great gear, including downy goodness, I seem to have this desire...
  33. DO IT! If 30F or below, stuff whatever you are...

    DO IT! If 30F or below, stuff whatever you are not sleeping in(fleece jackets, down jackets, what ever you have) down below the pad and space blanket, and see what you can get away with. If you have...
  34. I think you are right. It has it's pros and cons...

    I think you are right. It has it's pros and cons and potential issues just like any UQ I have used has. But all things considered, it has remained a solid competitor IMO since 2006.
  35. I am using the OPEN cell foam(OCF) pad that is...

    I am using the OPEN cell foam(OCF) pad that is standard with the Hennessy Super Shelter.

    I went off to my Grandson's birthday party the other night, just as our oh so rare winter storm blew in. I...
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    Absolutely not, unless it is warm weather maybe....

    Absolutely not, unless it is warm weather maybe. The Yeti has a differential cut, meaning the inside shell is smaller than the outside shell. This is to allow snugging the inner shell tight up...
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    Also, when it comes to staying on pads: consider...

    Also, when it comes to staying on pads: consider a short piece of pad, either torso sized or just big enough to go under the most critical area: butt and lower back(kidney area). And or with a...
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    Some have advised cancelling your trip until you...

    Some have advised cancelling your trip until you are more certain of your gear, and that is of course the safest option.

    Or, do you have ground pads(which of course can also be used in a hammock,...
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    I don't blame you for being nervous, that is...

    I don't blame you for being nervous, that is often a bad sign which we have seen when vendors go out of business. I hope not, Because my Claytor hammocks have been some of my all time favs.
  40. I'm afraid that is the case. I have tried...

    I'm afraid that is the case. I have tried hammocks(11 ft or not) that had rave reviews by a number of very experience folks, and they have just not worked that great for me. OTOH, I have a couple of...
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    We have been getting a bit way down south, so...

    We have been getting a bit way down south, so unusual.
  42. So, I have always meant to try this out, even...

    So, I have always meant to try this out, even though it is well beyond what is needed for the current temps. My form of stacking. I removed my fleece jacket from the HHSS. I added my AHE Jarbidge 25F...
  43. HH Super Shelter still a 32F(low limit) system for me 12+ years later

    Well that so rare cold weather is blowing into the deep south, and I have a few days to do some testing at temps that are cold enough to be even a challenge for my gear. Before it gets a lot colder,...
  44. Great video, great trip!

    Great video, great trip!
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    Yeah, either end. I think it is more or less...

    Yeah, either end. I think it is more or less rectangular. Looks like you may have gotten it just in time for a cold blast. I bet it will handle it with ease. Just snug that baby up with the main...
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    Wow, that was quick! Across the pond to the UK?...

    Wow, that was quick! Across the pond to the UK? Wow. Have fun!
  47. Well, since(on my first night ever in a hammock)...

    Well, since(on my first night ever in a hammock) I was many miles into the wilderness and at over 10,000 feet of elevation, and ended up freezing, I wish I had started with more knowledge of how...
  48. Oh, I missed that part about the WBRR. Well, a...

    Oh, I missed that part about the WBRR. Well, a Yeti may or may not work well with a WBRR, but I can attest that the AHE Ridge Creek most assuredly does! And any concerns you (Flatlander) might have...
  49. Can you believe that I have that Yeti you like so...

    Can you believe that I have that Yeti you like so well but it is synthetic/Climashield? It has removable layers, with a total weight from about 10 oz to maybe 18-20 oz. And it has always worked...
  50. I am also usually solo. I often just adjust so...

    I am also usually solo. I often just adjust so that the empty hammock is lifted a bit. I can't find recent pic right now with a gathered end, but here is a pic of an adjustment that always works with...
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