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    You made a good-lookin' rig even gooder looking....

    You made a good-lookin' rig even gooder looking. Nice project completion.
  2. Impressive rip! Consolation prize is a night in a...

    Impressive rip! Consolation prize is a night in a tent. I don't even want a night in a bed much less on the ground. Have avoided both for more than 5 years.
  3. The Blackbird is designed for those who are 6' or...

    The Blackbird is designed for those who are 6' or shorter. The Blackbird XLC is for those who are up to 6'6". You're well under either model's weight limit for comfort or safety, but height-wise you...
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    Carver said, "Ah, no, not again..." I resemble...

    Carver said, "Ah, no, not again..." I resemble those remarks. Goobie is on point about recording successes and mishaps. That's how we learn.
  5. Some say he is the "OG". Old Guy? I don't know...

    Some say he is the "OG". Old Guy? I don't know this interwebs lingo.

    I attended back in the olden days - pre-covid - t'was a great time and it still is. Great to see video footage of the stomping...
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    I always enjoy your commentary...the good, the...

    I always enjoy your commentary...the good, the bad, and the ugly.
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    Lots of views. No replies - until now. I guess...

    Lots of views. No replies - until now. I guess you've covered it. Well done.
  8. Whelp, the jig is up. The truth is...none of us...

    Whelp, the jig is up. The truth is...none of us could view the pics. We were just making up comments so that Caconym would feel good about his pergola.
    :lol:
  9. Biffy is onsite and available, but timing is...

    Biffy is onsite and available, but timing is crucial especially when accounting for what is eaten/consumed during the prior evening...but all things considered, it is fine.
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    Welcome to HF! How long have you been hanging...

    Welcome to HF! How long have you been hanging from trees as compared to the clouds?

    Also - I had never heard of feijoas before so I looked it up. Sounds delicious..."It is popular in New Zealand...
  11. If I were you, I'd be feeling pretty pleased too....

    If I were you, I'd be feeling pretty pleased too. Nicely done!
  12. Thread: InsulBrite

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    A forum called Backpacking Light...

    A forum called Backpacking Light
  13. With this reply I'm not trying to start...

    With this reply I'm not trying to start something, but am curious and seeking understanding about quilt shape design.

    In the olden days (pre-Wooki), most-all UQs were rectangular unless they were...
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    Stevens Point area or "north of", I presume -...

    Stevens Point area or "north of", I presume - based on forum name. Hwy 66 also passes through Tumbleweed's town.
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    Welcome to HF. I check in daily to this forum and...

    Welcome to HF. I check in daily to this forum and to the successor forum to wintertrekking. It's found at https://www.wintercampingsymposium.com/ and is gradually building up in membership and info.
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    I practiced at home several times before...

    I practiced at home several times before venturing out to my first January hang (2018 WI Frozen Butt near Waupaca). Those sessions added a lot of confidence, knowing for sure that my gear was going...
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    I started sleeping full-time at home in January...

    I started sleeping full-time at home in January 2017 and will never go back to a bed so I better make sure my old folks home is okay with that some day in 10-15-20 years.
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    Sounds like one of those "tis but a scratch"...

    Sounds like one of those "tis but a scratch" situations.
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    Welcome to HF! Years ago I spent time in that...

    Welcome to HF! Years ago I spent time in that part of the state. Anyone who knows how to pronounce "Ocqueoc" wins an internet point for one day. Michiganders or their kin are not eligible to...
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    First times are memorable times. That's a good...

    First times are memorable times. That's a good "dad and kid" memory. Remember when...?
  21. I like it. Now to figure out how to add weight in...

    I like it. Now to figure out how to add weight in a hotel room. I almost wrecked a lamp table and also what seemed to be a heavy chair (it wasn't), before finding a door stop installed into a...
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    Welcome to HF! Your research is leading you to...

    Welcome to HF! Your research is leading you to some solid choices, but at some point you'll have to throw darts at pictures and let the dart choose. In the meantime, I ended up with Warbonnet - not...
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    So useful..." laying down talking about life...

    So useful..." laying down talking about life while having it closed to avoid the sun."
  24. I resemble that remark...oh, wait, you said...

    I resemble that remark...oh, wait, you said "aren't"...in that case, "Welcome to HF" where the hammocks are handsome, the suspensions are strong, and the BS is above average.
  25. Well phrased

    Well phrased
  26. Thanks for the report. Happy to hear that you are...

    Thanks for the report. Happy to hear that you are happy - with your gear, your sleep, and anything else.
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    Welcome to HF and the big dose of backyard...

    Welcome to HF and the big dose of backyard experience you handed to yourself - just in time to get things right for your outing. Let us know how it goes.
  28. After you spent the night, did you experience any...

    After you spent the night, did you experience any "calf ridge effect"? It's hard to tell from the video because of the tarp covering up the view of the XLC, but it seemed that the foot end of the XLC...
  29. A low lamp table about the same height as the...

    A low lamp table about the same height as the bottom of my hammock when I'm not in it.
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    I joined HF at the tail end of 2016 without...

    I joined HF at the tail end of 2016 without having had any prior exposure to the modern hammock culture. I was fresh meat for the old and new.

    Some notable large commercial items became available...
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    My best 4+ years for a great night's sleep...

    My best 4+ years for a great night's sleep started when I disassembled my bed in 2017. Good luck on your restart.
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    The colder temps are, the less I move around in...

    The colder temps are, the less I move around in my Wooki. When it gets really cold (-0F or colder), I hardly move at all and yet I stay comfortable all night. When its warm in the summer, I move all...
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    Apologies for a very delayed response to...

    Apologies for a very delayed response to "phonebook - just noticed this post now that summer has arrived:

    I wore a pair of soft pants and a soft shirt - just one layer under the premise that less...
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    Welcome to HF from southern WI. Once things...

    Welcome to HF from southern WI. Once things settle down, I'm guessing more group hangs in IL and WI will be posted. There's a convivial bunch of hangers who regularly cross the border in both...
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    On a person-by-person basis, hammocks are not...

    On a person-by-person basis, hammocks are not guaranteed to be good or bad for anyone's back because there are so many variables involved. The same can be said to be true for beds or sleeping on the...
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    Ditto. I have two down pillows that both squeaked...

    Ditto. I have two down pillows that both squeaked when under my head so I use them under my knees or behind my back to create new angles whether lounging or sleeping. I use a small folded fleece...
  37. Thread: Pee Bottle

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    That explains why some cursive signatures seem to...

    That explains why some cursive signatures seem to trail off at the end. On the other hand, Tumbleweed signs his name in Morse Code - so I've heard. (Edit ~ from a hammock - just to keep this thread...
  38. Thread: Pee Bottle

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    I find Times New Roman harder to master than...

    I find Times New Roman harder to master than simple Arial. However, please avoid Comic Sans. That's just barbarian.
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    For a mere $1,000,000,000.00 you could free them...

    For a mere $1,000,000,000.00 you could free them all.
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    Sounds like an interesting problem to address....

    Sounds like an interesting problem to address. Are budget limitations a factor? Awnings and sails are exposed to the elements daily or regularly. Perhaps explore those manufacturers.
  41. Thread: EXCITED

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    Hammocks and campsites are both things to look...

    Hammocks and campsites are both things to look forward to. Let us know how it goes.
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    Morning campfire talk involves reports of all the...

    Morning campfire talk involves reports of all the adjustments fellow campers had to make overnight to their quilts, primary suspensions, secondary suspensions, draft collars, etc. As a full-time...
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    Congrats! I generally subscribe to the "buy once,...

    Congrats! I generally subscribe to the "buy once, cry once" school of acquisition, but also try to spread out the costs over time so that I'm allowed to live a bit longer. You may want to think about...
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    I have a heavyweight double layer XLC (over 1,000...

    I have a heavyweight double layer XLC (over 1,000 nights in it since 2017). No sign of wear and very comfortable for a guy who ranges from 200-215 lbs. The only other hammock I've slept in is a WB...
  45. ENO hammock hanging kit...

    ENO hammock hanging kit = $12.00
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    Bazinga!

    Bazinga!
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    "Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur!...

    "Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur! Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr purr purr!"
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    Congrats! You're in for treat every time you...

    Congrats! You're in for treat every time you sleep in your hammock, including the treat some day when you miss the hammock and find the Wooki instead. Been there - done that - twice! before I learned...
  49. Exploratory surgery is needed. Please report back...

    Exploratory surgery is needed. Please report back with diagnosis and prognosis. Probably not lupus, though.
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    I've slept every night in my WBBB XLC since Jan....

    I've slept every night in my WBBB XLC since Jan. 2017 except for when I go camping once or twice a month in my other WBBB XLC. These hammocks are solid and well-made in all respects. Still using...
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