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    You may just need a wider UQ. I like the Greylock...

    You may just need a wider UQ. I like the Greylock 3 or 4 for that.
    see it at 5:26 in video below. I demonstrate Side Sleeping.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/7HTX4E23LQw
  2. Sometime reducing image size cures the...

    Sometime reducing image size cures the rotation-side upload.
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    Maybe a knee quilt. Zip a jacket and slip it...

    Maybe a knee quilt. Zip a jacket and slip it around your knees.
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    You been gone since 2010 it seems according to...

    You been gone since 2010 it seems according to your last post.
    It is a whole new neighborhood but some old timers still hang on.
    Welcome back.
    Shug
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    Practice and focus is one way to get good at...

    Practice and focus is one way to get good at setting up fast. I only set up fast in rain. Otherwise I enjoy my time setting up and getting a good nest.
    Nothing quicker than straps and cinch buckles...
  6. Whoooooo Buddy))))) Looking right good. Oh, I'll...

    Whoooooo Buddy))))) Looking right good.
    Oh, I'll be right over since ya'll know me now~~~~haaaa
    Shug
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    Well feller.....toss a pad in there for now and...

    Well feller.....toss a pad in there for now and use your sleeping bag in tip quilt mode for a bit of ease.
    Enjoy the hammock quest.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/za0IHsG4Nf0

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    Could be the firmness or softness of the hammock...

    Could be the firmness or softness of the hammock fabric.
    Might be a hammock hang that is not optimal.
    Also could be that the user is not used to a hammock yet.
    Maybe they hung the hammock too...
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    Make sure you don't have the end cinches drawn in...

    Make sure you don't have the end cinches drawn in too tight or too loose. Many overtighten them and it creates gaps. There is a sweet spot between tight and loose.
    Carry forth.....
    Shug
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    I find the easiest way is two lines coming from...

    I find the easiest way is two lines coming from tarp ridgeline.
    Remember....a good tarp pitch takes a bit if practice.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/mIgeO186g-4


    https://youtu.be/FJLBHEGQFwk
  11. I too had a vivid dream that a warthog pushed me...

    I too had a vivid dream that a warthog pushed me up in my hammock. Felt very real. I was camping solo in the snow and woke myself hollaring out. But alas...only a dream.
    Always curious what comes to...
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    Here is the Tensa...

    Here is the Tensa Solo.....https://www.tensaoutdoor.com/product/tensa-solo-hammock-stand/
    It may be what you are seeing in the picture.
    Boomstakes make great...
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    More than likely had gaps. That is usually the...

    More than likely had gaps. That is usually the problem.
    Most new folks don't hang them tight enough. It UQ should be lifting the hammock up into the air without you in it. Examples in second video...
  14. Thread: Help with UQ!!!

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    Yessir....you can vent. Shug ...

    Yessir....you can vent.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/FMhYRJ9dxtA
  15. Thread: Need a nudge

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    All the hammocks I made I just whipped them as I...

    All the hammocks I made I just whipped them as I was not adding sewn on bugnets. Easy too.
    You can see me showing and talking whipping at 6:10 in video below....
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    Yes you can layer. Just loosen the suspension a...

    Yes you can layer. Just loosen the suspension a bit on the outside UQ. Sure, you can't avoid a little compression but you will be warm.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/ppcT-HeRy0E
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    Like this..... ...

    Like this.....

    https://live.staticflickr.com/1819/30155397848_e52d9fd1a5_c.jpg

    https://live.staticflickr.com/7849/33633801438_c7f37e97fc_c.jpg
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    I've never tried a hammock calculator. Just...

    I've never tried a hammock calculator. Just always used trial and error.
    Have fun finding your sweet spot.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/0wKEOK7G23o


    https://youtu.be/-Cvj0ISjzl8
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    With my Tensa 4 I use a 69" baseline (side to...

    With my Tensa 4 I use a 69" baseline (side to side) and 138" ridgeline.
    Hope that gives some insight.
    Shug
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    Whooooo Buddy))) Got my Eldo packed for a trip!...

    Whooooo Buddy))) Got my Eldo packed for a trip!
    Enjoy, learn to hang it properly and don't look back.
    Personally I love how the bugnet when rolled back and tied off make a right goodie of a...
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    I do find my Raven very comfortable. Not the ones...

    I do find my Raven very comfortable. Not the ones you asked about but something to consider.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/r--ChnEWvMQ
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    It is pretty complex, ain't it? Uncalendared...

    It is pretty complex, ain't it?
    Uncalendared fabric will breathe a bit better than calendared. Something to look into.
    From Warbonnet:
    Available in our new Dream–Tex fabric… built just for...
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    The one Mod I've met face to face~~~ Great...

    The one Mod I've met face to face~~~
    Great TallPaul.
    Shug
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    I seem to take my Eldorado out the most. Here is...

    I seem to take my Eldorado out the most. Here is a peek....
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/TgjqOqbFig4
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    Setting a hammock up on the ground is not really...

    Setting a hammock up on the ground is not really too tricky with a little practice.
    The Amok Draumr sets up easily on ground and uses a pad as structure.
    The new Haven is very effective on the...
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    Add a drip line and carry forth..... Shug ...

    Add a drip line and carry forth.....
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/J1OXNc_JEPc
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    Overstuff is hard to comprehend. Mostly to keep...

    Overstuff is hard to comprehend. Mostly to keep your down in place as far as I know.
    Some threads on it...
  28. I did it too on my first cuben tarp getting into...

    I did it too on my first cuben tarp getting into my RR.
    Taped it for the rest of the trip. And became way more vigilant when I entered the RR after that. But I don't want to have to be that mindful...
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    Tough to get that kind of range out of one quilt....

    Tough to get that kind of range out of one quilt. Of course in warmer weather stick a leg out or loosen it all up.
    I like the draft collar in real cold weather. Snugs up real nice and keeps the cold...
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    This video shows my basic angle that works for...

    This video shows my basic angle that works for me.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/GOLoKsdWPZU
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    Make sure you have the proper Warbonnet hang~~~...

    Make sure you have the proper Warbonnet hang~~~
    This is from the WB website:

    Wooki Underquilt
    The Warbonnet logo on the Wooki goes at the head end of the hammock and should be visible from the...
  32. Thread: Hello from Spain

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    Whooooo Buddy and enjoy the hammock quest. Shug

    Whooooo Buddy and enjoy the hammock quest.
    Shug
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    You could add a ridgeline to your exisiting...

    You could add a ridgeline to your exisiting hammock to see if you get mote comfortable.
    That will put you a step closer to finding your sweet spot before you invest in a Hennessy.
    Carry forth....
  34. Thread: Free hammocks!

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    That is brilliant. Shug

    That is brilliant.
    Shug
  35. Thread: Need a nudge

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    You can search You Tube for DIY hammocks and...

    You can search You Tube for DIY hammocks and sewing tutorials.
    DIY hammocks....https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=diy+camping+hammocks
    ...
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    This is my 0F Wooki. So imagine 30 or 40...

    This is my 0F Wooki.
    So imagine 30 or 40 somewhat smaller.
    Shug

    https://live.staticflickr.com/380/32240170712_7827bdbd24_c.jpg
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    Here a couple of mine. Shug JRB 40...

    Here a couple of mine.
    Shug

    JRB 40 Ultralight Shenandoah TQ
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48799481387_d8ba00b58e_c.jpg

    Warbonnet 0 Wookie UQ...
  38. Whenever I backpack in warm weather I feel like...

    Whenever I backpack in warm weather I feel like I'm going ultralight. (compared to Minnesota late Fall and Winter trips)
    So easy to pack less.
    Water, fuel and food still are the main culprits to...
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    I always use one. A 40F in milder Summer temps....

    I always use one. A 40F in milder Summer temps.
    You can vent a UQ.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/FMhYRJ9dxtA
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    It isn't really. I made one in my early hammock...

    It isn't really. I made one in my early hammock days when I used a pad. See it a 4:42 in video below.
    Added thigh sections to mine as well. Kept my arms, thighs warm and made it easier to wrangle...
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    You could make an SPE ...

    You could make an SPE http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeGearSPEZipper.phpor get an ENO HotSpot https://www.gearbuyer.com/products/eno-hot_spot_hammock_pad_enhancer.html to go around your pad to keep...
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    Here is a peek at some of those. I have a...

    Here is a peek at some of those.
    I have a Minifly, Thunderfly and a Superfly.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/EfNTbomtRIY


    https://youtu.be/llWApHe0VBo
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    Hey! Enjoy being new and discovering all the...

    Hey!
    Enjoy being new and discovering all the hammock related knowledge ahead of you.
    You did good.
    Shug
  44. Thread: Hey to everyone

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    String it up and hop in and unclench~~~~~...

    String it up and hop in and unclench~~~~~
    Whooooo Buddy)))))
    Shug

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49893940746_1584f8c018_c.jpg
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    Eldorado...... Shug ...

    Eldorado......
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/TgjqOqbFig4
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    Never found my ridgeline organizer gets in my way...

    Never found my ridgeline organizer gets in my way as I can slide it where I want and pusik knots hold it.
    Sometimes though I have a shelf and ridgeline organizer ......
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    You got it right. Love the shelf but I seem to...

    You got it right. Love the shelf but I seem to take my Eldorado out the most. I add my ridgeline holder and that takes place of the shelf for me.
    Shug
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  48. Thread: Econ Burrow

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    I agree. I prefer my cinches on the sides. Shug

    I agree. I prefer my cinches on the sides.
    Shug
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    Superfly is 10' wide so pitches low and proper...

    Superfly is 10' wide so pitches low and proper all should be good. I use my UQP when I use a smaller tarp and know it is going to be a windy trip according to the weather outlook. Don't always tote...
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    Enjoy the hammock quest. Best wind protection is...

    Enjoy the hammock quest.
    Best wind protection is a good size tarp with doors pitched down properly. Something like the Warbonnet Superfly Tarp.
    Also an underquilt protector or UQP is great for...
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