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    FYI, I don’t believe JRB’s stated 25% overstuff...

    FYI, I don’t believe JRB’s stated 25% overstuff is significantly more than what most others are doing normally.


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  2. And he's in Idaho as well!

    And he's in Idaho as well!
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    Most everyone has covered the bases here. You...

    Most everyone has covered the bases here. You don't need an UQ if your undercover/pad is good to your normal lows of 45. I used a classic HH for my first few years with a regular camp pad & SPE...
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    What are you doing in that hammock?!!???

    What are you doing in that hammock?!!???
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    Some of these rigging suggestions are quite...

    Some of these rigging suggestions are quite windy. :bored:
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    Back when I had mine, I ended up tying a...

    Back when I had mine, I ended up tying a caribiner near the end of the hammock to clip to the hugger, adding a whoopie sling if needed for length. Most trees I want to hang on in my area are...
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    I'll disagree on the length only to say its not...

    I'll disagree on the length only to say its not just absolutely true 11' is more comfy than 10', though I'd say its mostly true but with its own caveats. I find there is a little more calf ridge to...
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    Confirmed with them, its only the bug net. SG...

    Confirmed with them, its only the bug net. SG does describe their bug net as an "insect shield", but that's not what they name it. I think Lakeshore called it that not knowing any better about the...
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    If using the bear mountain bridge as listed on...

    If using the bear mountain bridge as listed on your profile, then probably no need to test it out with the pad as I assume you’ve already been using one at times. Just need to practice tying out the...
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    I do, in the True Blue. PM me with an offer.

    I do, in the True Blue. PM me with an offer.
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    I have one where I was debating keeping it or my...

    I have one where I was debating keeping it or my Evernew. If I sell the Siphon I'd prefer to pkg it with the stand - the one with 4 titanium plates that fit together. PM me with an offer if...
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    Agreed with Shug that getting a hammock to test...

    Agreed with Shug that getting a hammock to test out first is the thing to do. In general, you don't need to detail it too much, it'll either work ok or not at all. From there, you can go where you...
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    Yeah, it’s about less restricted blood flow, but...

    Yeah, it’s about less restricted blood flow, but I disagree that clothes have much to do with that. They certainly can, especially for larger body types. But mostly it’s about not letting your own...
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    Excellent find. Is the one you received treated...

    Excellent find. Is the one you received treated with Insect Shield? If so, I will have to ask Danny about getting that on the summer hammock I intend to order. Unfortunately, no 45s in stock on...
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    The Costco throw is good one, but its not very...

    The Costco throw is good one, but its not very multiuse for its 16oz. You probably have a down jacket anyway, might think about down pants. Like the hot water bottle between your legs, you keep...
  16. Seems like the 11' 30deg with full bug net and...

    Seems like the 11' 30deg with full bug net and suspension would be 48oz. Are you saying yours weighs nearly 64oz?

    A comparable Warbonnet Eldorado/Wookie30/webbing&buckles weighs about 45oz. My...
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    An asymmetrical hammock is all about the attached...

    An asymmetrical hammock is all about the attached bugnet. Different cuts allow for options around your head or your feet, which then makes it a hammock with distinct ends for head and feet, and...
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    For many of the reasons you mention, I typically...

    For many of the reasons you mention, I typically go netless here in the SE Appalachians. Never had an issue. I do take a head net and have only used it once - for gnats while hiking.
  19. Ditch the shock cord if using it, don't use split...

    Ditch the shock cord if using it, don't use split rings, and crank it down if its a hex with cat cuts. The more aggressive those cat cuts are, the more it stays taut. Had my Maccat and other hex's...
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    In general, same length tarp as hammock. Lots of...

    In general, same length tarp as hammock. Lots of folks go with another foot for additional coverage on the tarp, but you really don't need that if you have doors (winter tarp). If open on the ends...
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    It is, expecting my Superior hammock any day now!

    It is, expecting my Superior hammock any day now!
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    First, its not a form of a mattress, its...

    First, its not a form of a mattress, its something completely different, so it takes time to learn how to like this form of sleep. You may or may not get good sleep the first night, but you probably...
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    Comparing weight differences on these two...

    Comparing weight differences on these two completely misses the point. The wookie is essentially a hammock-size piece of fabric with insulation sewn onto it. The fact that the ends of the fabric...
  24. Thread: Harold Hang

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    Just so happens that I am visiting in-laws about...

    Just so happens that I am visiting in-laws about an hour from there during this time, and I should be able to get away for a Friday stay at least. What can you tell me about this hang, just need to...
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    2nd - pictures or it did happen. [emoji6] ...

    2nd - pictures or it did happen. [emoji6]


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    Tent?!? (shudder) Sent from my iPhone using...

    Tent?!? (shudder)


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    Yep, that's how you do it, try it out at home...

    Yep, that's how you do it, try it out at home first. Caution on the chart that is widely circulated for "stacking" - it essentially takes the thickness of insulation rated at a certain temp and...
  28. Thread: Hello

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    Excellent, I’m jealous, though happy for you. ...

    Excellent, I’m jealous, though happy for you. How long have you been hanging and what advice do you think you might need?


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  29. Yes and no. [emoji41] Sent from my iPhone...

    Yes and no. [emoji41]


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  30. To each their own, but I find that a larger sack...

    To each their own, but I find that a larger sack that squishes will take up less room as it forms around other gear and squished bags. Imagine looking through your pack as if it had a clear side and...
  31. Agreed, you’re probably getting benefit from your...

    Agreed, you’re probably getting benefit from your very expensive vapor barrier. This is not to say that you’re not getting any insulation. Just that the R-rating is measured on a fully inflated...
  32. Try hiking a full day, then see how it works. ...

    Try hiking a full day, then see how it works.


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    Something like this?.... ...

    Something like this?....

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200705/fa6ccbde095438d09241481d315d496a.jpg


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    Hard to tell but binder clips are what I was...

    Hard to tell but binder clips are what I was using, though didn’t have enough and used jumbo paper clips, lol. I have to raid work for more. Think until I get a more fully formed idea of what I...
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    I do have some kams, but not sure the mesh will...

    I do have some kams, but not sure the mesh will hold up to unsnapping.


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    Printed mesh “curtain “

    Wondering what y’all think of this to add a measure of privacy to porch mode and overall added color and look? Pics with and without......
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    Hammock ridge line to set the sag. It’s still...

    Hammock ridge line to set the sag. It’s still more ideal to hang at 30 degrees but not a necessity with a structural ridge line.


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  38. Poll: Ah, I see. I guess I'll go with activity...

    Ah, I see. I guess I'll go with activity specific. If I want hammock stuff, I don't go to an outdoor store, but I do like that a lot of hammock vendors have broadened their line of products. I...
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    Well, you don't have to hang the foot end higher...

    Well, you don't have to hang the foot end higher in a GE hammock. If you're wanting the elevation on the torso end, then you probably want to hang it even. Bridge hammocks are meant to be flatter,...
  40. Poll: Yeah, not sure I'm getting the point. Are you...

    Yeah, not sure I'm getting the point. Are you looking for how we shop for hammock related gear, or outdoor gear in general? Like, do I go to Dutch for outdoor gear in general? Do I go to REI for...
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    Down pillow to rest feet on. Relieves heel...

    Down pillow to rest feet on. Relieves heel pressure which likely has a lot to do with it, but also surrounds the ankle and lower leg with down. Better than down booties, but sometimes I wear...
  42. Thread: Clear tarp

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    Plenty of options for quick deployment of a tarp...

    Plenty of options for quick deployment of a tarp instead of suboptimizing with special material that's not made to be similar to a Superfly. Stingers on RL that can be unclipped and clipped back to...
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    Worst thing about an UQP is having to make sure...

    Worst thing about an UQP is having to make sure you grab 3 things when you go to sit in the hammock. Don't ask me how I know this, LOL.

    I don't know that I buy the added weight/bulk argument. ...
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    Seems to me that while the sock might add a few...

    Seems to me that while the sock might add a few degrees (just a few), the real benefit is allowing the insulation to not be robbed of efficiency - in terms of achieving its rating - by wind,...
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    FS: Sold Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Sold


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    FS: I did and still getting that msg, think because...

    I did and still getting that msg, think because the donation status lapsed. Can’t figure out how to donate through Tapatalk?


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    FS: Xmas special! $195 shipped Get it before I...

    Xmas special! $195 shipped

    Get it before I leave town next week and withdraw.


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    FS: Bumpity bump. Sent from my iPhone using...

    Bumpity bump.


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    My opinion on buying cheap is to not pay for...

    My opinion on buying cheap is to not pay for design and engineering of an integrated net hammock if you’re wanting the least expensive option. Buying one of those cheap only seems to make it more...
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    FS: Black Friday (LOL) price drop... $210

    Black Friday (LOL) price drop... $210
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