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    Got my Safari a few days ago. Got to take it out...

    Got my Safari a few days ago. Got to take it out for a quick setup and hang this afternoon. My ridgeline light didnt ship or the hook extensions for the side. Messaged them a number of days ago and...
  2. Thread: BBXXLC?

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    I LOVE my 12 footer from Dutch. It is the most...

    I LOVE my 12 footer from Dutch. It is the most comfortable to me but i havent tried attaching a quilt yet. But for lounging, its my favourite.
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    I look forward to your podcast every month. Keep...

    I look forward to your podcast every month. Keep up the good work !
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    I got in on the early bird. No shipping...

    I got in on the early bird. No shipping confirmation yet though.
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    I got in on the Safari kickstarter as well and am...

    I got in on the Safari kickstarter as well and am looking forward to it being a staple up at the RV for the wife and kids to lounge and sleep in. If i like it enough, i may buy an XL once they update...
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    Yup. Use mine on both the XLC and Chameleon.

    Yup. Use mine on both the XLC and Chameleon.
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    Im thinking of the for the wife or kids to sleep...

    Im thinking of the for the wife or kids to sleep in while at the RV.
  8. Thank you. Which video is it in ? I dont have...

    Thank you. Which video is it in ? I dont have time to watch them all.
    The only link i get showing are the Mammoth Cave National Park website.
  9. Great episode. Would like to know what his...

    Great episode. Would like to know what his youtube channel is so i can listen to the sounds he was talking about.
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    Its on my To Buy list, and made with a heavier...

    Its on my To Buy list, and made with a heavier canvas, versus a Silpoly/Nylon material.
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    I did this quick clip awhile ago to try and show...

    I did this quick clip awhile ago to try and show people the leg room and lay between the different hammocks.
    Without an underquilt the 12' is the most comfortable. I can move my right leg over as...
  12. I found that the double layer in my XLC did...

    I found that the double layer in my XLC did little to help mitigate my pad from shifting underneathe me. I actually found it easier to adjust and keep in place when i DIDNT place it in between layers.
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    Ive had mine hung at 15' and about 13', and both...

    Ive had mine hung at 15' and about 13', and both times the lay has been extremely comfortable. I kept the ridgeline pretty much parallel to the ground, where with the Chameleon and BBXLC, i have the...
  14. How tall are you Shug ? Reason i ask is because,...

    How tall are you Shug ?
    Reason i ask is because, being 58" wide, it is narrower than the XLC (62") and the Wide Chameleon (68"). I find with the XLC, even with the footbox my feet are kinda...
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    Im the same height and weight as you. I have an...

    Im the same height and weight as you. I have an XLC, Wide Chameleoan and a Dutchware 12'. I find the 12 Footer the most comfortable , and the knottymod keeps majority of the floppy fabric at bay. The...
  16. I will try and hit the bush next week and take...

    I will try and hit the bush next week and take some pics for you.
    It is the most comfortable hammock i've laid in, coming out ahead of my Wide Chameleon by a fair bit.
  17. I hadnt seen any real reviews on 12 footers at...

    I hadnt seen any real reviews on 12 footers at all, so figured I'd bite the bullet and try one. I really do love it, and if the ridgelines wasnt so high, i would probably get one as my main, but it...
  18. *Update* Gah.... I had a huge follow up...

    *Update*

    Gah.... I had a huge follow up written last night and somehow it didnt post. So i'll try and recap again.

    First - Zero calf ridge like my 11'Wide Chameleon.
    Second - Im geussing...
  19. Dutchware 12' Netless First Impressions

    Just got up to our RV resort and hung my 12' netless from Ducth. I recieved it, with much rejoicing, about 30 minutes before we had to leave.
    When i recieved my Wide Chameleon i immediately noticed...
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    Great read with lots if insight that i havent...

    Great read with lots if insight that i havent seen mentioned before in reviews.
    Do a follow up and let us know how it works out with all the 'tweaks'.
    I hadnt thought too much of all the nuances...
  21. Looking forward to your review brother.

    Looking forward to your review brother.
  22. Im using a full length Burrow.

    Im using a full length Burrow.
  23. I ordered a 12' hammock from Dutch to see how i...

    I ordered a 12' hammock from Dutch to see how i like the length compared to the 11' foot hammocks i currently have (including a Wide chameleon). The plan was to use it as a cheap test drive to see...
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    The UQ hooks keep it in place better and means...

    The UQ hooks keep it in place better and means less adjusting after each time you reposition yourself in the hammock.
    Thanks Shug. I'll grab some more shock cord and do as you suggested.
    Im eager...
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    Netless 12' with UQ

    Just ordered a 12' netless and was wondering if anybody else with one is using an UQ.
    I cant see there being an issue, but wanted to make sure there was nothing else i needed to adjust or compensate...
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    Im curious to see a review on the 12' Starlite.

    Im curious to see a review on the 12' Starlite.
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    Not setting up your sleep system a few times...

    Not setting up your sleep system a few times before going on a trip, is asking for trouble. Especially when you're rolling into camp in the dark. I dont think people realise that there is actually...
  28. Great video. I this is an example of where a top...

    Great video.
    I this is an example of where a top cover really shines. Not only does it add warmth, it also adds some protection from blowing snow and hail. I think a quilt protector would have...
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    Could be that hammocks just arent for you.

    Could be that hammocks just arent for you.
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    Thanks guys ! I will try try those suggestions.

    Thanks guys !
    I will try try those suggestions.
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    Great setup. AND a heated bathroom to run to !

    Great setup. AND a heated bathroom to run to !
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    Compression Sacks for quilts

    Just a quick question for those of you packing TQ and UQ. What stuff sacks is everyone using to compress their down quilts into their packs ?
    Im using the stuff sacks that came with my Hammock Gear...
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    I gotta say, a flannel liner feels like heaven in...

    I gotta say, a flannel liner feels like heaven in a sleeping bag. On winter exercises with the army, that Flannel felt better than Whiskey.
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    I had this issue off and on, and finally found a...

    I had this issue off and on, and finally found a small inflatable pillow that i can adjust the inflation in. I find its more neck support than head support and im guessing its because of the height...
  36. It would be no different than keeping snow off a...

    It would be no different than keeping snow off a tarp. Use your tie outs, tap it off every couple of hours through the night. Dont see how it would be a problem. You wouldnt be packing this in your...
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    I have both the new XLC and the old one, as well...

    I have both the new XLC and the old one, as well as a Wide Chameleon. At 6'1", i am also very broad in the shoulders, and experience some slight shoulder squeeze in both XLCs, and so if i shift...
  38. Im 6'1" , 235lbs and broad shouldered. I have...

    Im 6'1" , 235lbs and broad shouldered. I have XLCs and a Wide Chameleon. I found that the Wide Chameleon was easier to settle into because of the extra fabric, and i use the tie outs to pull out the...
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    I have a symetrical bug net and asym topcover for...

    I have a symetrical bug net and asym topcover for my Wide Chameleon.
    The bug net does add 'flop' to a degree but i use tie outs to get rid of it. I tried layin the opposite i usually do, and didnt...
  40. I find my Wide hammock a bit easier to find a...

    I find my Wide hammock a bit easier to find a sweetspot in. In regards to the extra fabric, i just use the tie outs.
  41. Currently use Hookworms, and love them. The only...

    Currently use Hookworms, and love them. The only con i have with them (which is why im considering Linelocks), is they are a pain in the *** to work with in the pouring/freezing rain, and your...
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    Up here in BC, i am fine without an underguilt to...

    Up here in BC, i am fine without an underguilt to about 24*C. Anything lower than that, and the wind sends a chill through my back. I sleep with my snugpack jungle blanket and stay plenty warm, but...
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    I went with single layer. Its a 'softer' lay than...

    I went with single layer. Its a 'softer' lay than my double layer XLC which is a double layer.
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    I'm 6'2", 225lbs (was 260) and have a Wide...

    I'm 6'2", 225lbs (was 260) and have a Wide Chameleon that is absolute heaven to sleep in.
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    I use a Wide Chameleon and love it. It just makes...

    I use a Wide Chameleon and love it. It just makes setting up a little easier than the XLC. Both are incredibly comfy, but the XLC just needs to be tweeked a little more to get that.
  46. I have a first gen with buckle suspension, top...

    I have a first gen with buckle suspension, top cover and bug net. Never used and still in the box it was shipped in. Bought it for my daughter to use but then the 2nd gen came out and i bought and...
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    I put the sleeping pad INSIDE my kids sleeping...

    I put the sleeping pad INSIDE my kids sleeping bags and that way i dont have to worry about them wiggling off it in the night.
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    I have the older and new XLCs and a Wide...

    I have the older and new XLCs and a Wide Chameleon. Once i got the Chameleon, i found the extra width super comfortable and easier to find a sweet spot. But then one weekend i decided to pull out the...
  49. As with any hobby, i guess there are going to be...

    As with any hobby, i guess there are going to be differing opinions and prefferences.
    The setup is so critical to an OK nights sleep and a Phenominal sleep. Last time used my chameleon, i couldnt...
  50. I have a Wide Chameleon and an XLC. I find the...

    I have a Wide Chameleon and an XLC. I find the Chameleon a bit more roomy to shift around in but both are very comfy. I set my head end at waist height, then the foot end at my chest height and im...
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