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    Thanks guys. And Shug, it's been years since...

    Thanks guys. And Shug, it's been years since I've been on this forum; I'd forgotten how informative and entertaining your videos are!

    Happy New Year, all.
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    TQ for hammock and ground sleeping

    I'm looking at the following top quilts for hammock as well as for ground sleeping (wild camping in the UK, less opportunity for hammocks):
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    wild hammock-camping on the SWCP (England)

    I'm going to take a couple weeks in September or October and walk some of the Southwest Coast Path. I hope to mix it up between wild camping and B&Bs or Inns and the like.

    Ive walked the...
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    Warbonnet RidgeRunner vs JRB Bear Mountain

    Hi All,

    I have a Warbonnet Blackbird XLC that I like a lot, but wanted to also try side-by-side a RidgeRunner. I have read where people say they can sleep on their side in a bridge-type...
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    FS: Funds done been sent!

    Funds done been sent!
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    FS: I'll take both. Please let me know how to pay....

    I'll take both. Please let me know how to pay.

    Thanks,

    Eric
  7. FS: OK thanks. Got your PM with payment info. ...

    OK thanks. Got your PM with payment info. "The check is in the mail" or will be in a sec...
  8. FS: I'll take both the hammock and bug-net. I...

    I'll take both the hammock and bug-net. I already have a Warbonnet Blackbird XLC as my first hammock but my best friend is interested in trying a hammock on our motorcycle trip in VA next month so...
  9. Thread: Pole Mods

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    i found another use for the poles. while...

    i found another use for the poles. while they're deployed holding out the tarp sides, you can also peel your doors back (on my superfly anyway) and hook the plastic door triangles to the pole ends...
  10. Thread: Pole Mods

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    that's pretty cool. so is dutch's suggestion to...

    that's pretty cool. so is dutch's suggestion to tie three loops in a cord.

    i just got mine today and made four continuous loops but i think i will switch out to shock cord. here's a...
  11. with pole mod

    hey all, got my poles from dutch today. it looks so much cleaner this way. it also occurs to me that the poles could be used for porch-mode in warmer seasons.

    99808
  12. how long is your continuous ridgeline?

    piggybacking on my original post with this question:

    what length of line do you all carry for your continuous ridgeline? mine is about 30 feet, but i was wondering what other people do. i...
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    splicing versus knots

    hi all,

    is there any benefit to splicing loops into lines versus just tying knots?

    for example, i made several prusik loops using fishermen's knots and it went really quick. same with tarp...
  14. thanks. i fat-fingered the date. it's already...

    thanks. i fat-fingered the date. it's already on my calendar for the weekend of the 23rd.
  15. i'd like to join you all the weekend of january...

    i'd like to join you all the weekend of january 17. do i just show up and pay at that time?

    i just added my info to the sign-up sheet.
  16. thank you sir! i am just getting started. i...

    thank you sir! i am just getting started. i figure i will learn a lot by trying, then asking advice, then implementing suggestions. there will be more questions to come!
  17. vielen dank hutzelbein. i am not all that...

    vielen dank hutzelbein. i am not all that worried about it now. i was at first wondering if that was a manufacturing mistake, but then i figured it must be intentional for pad-adjusting...
  18. thanks everybody for the input and good ideas. ...

    thanks everybody for the input and good ideas. snipping off the retainers on the mitten hooks.... easy and fast and effective. i will do that tomorrow in fact. good idea too about tying out...
  19. thanks everybody. i did not know about the...

    thanks everybody. i did not know about the catenary cut of the ridgeline, thanks for the explanations. i will keep the ridgeline above the tarp, and i will also try just the end tie-outs with...
  20. set up my new hammock and tarp this weekend. 1st impressions (WBBB XLC & superfly)

    hi all,

    i received my first hammock / tarp late last week, and set up in my backyard to try to get the "hang" of things. i will add some pics at the bottom of this post so you all can critique...
  21. hmm... i will have to take another look tomorrow....

    hmm... i will have to take another look tomorrow. the reason i did the continuous ridgeline is so i could slide it back and forth easily to center it, but i will also play around with a dedicated...
  22. continuous ridgeline: tarp goes over or under?

    hi all,

    i recently got my first hammock and tarp; a warbonnet blackbird XLC and a superfly tarp. i put it up in the backyard a couple days ago and have been fine-tuning and learning the...
  23. I won't know for sure til Friday. I would...

    I won't know for sure til Friday. I would only come for Saturday night.
  24. hi all, i am new to hammocks, and i am hoping to...

    hi all, i am new to hammocks, and i am hoping to have received my hammock, tarp, UQ and TQ by this weekend. i am in the philadelphia suburbs... would it be ok if i joined you? i'll be on a...
  25. do you all carry multiple lengths of tree straps?

    hi all,

    i am just getting into hammock camping. haven't even received my gear yet, but i was wondering what people do with regard to trees of widely-varying circumference. do you carry long,...
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    thanks to everybody who has offered advice. ...

    thanks to everybody who has offered advice. after doing a lot of reading, on this forum and also the ADVrider "gear" sub-forum, as well as reading "the ultimate hang", i have ordered the following:...
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    i just ordered a full-length revolt 20-degree UQ...

    i just ordered a full-length revolt 20-degree UQ from enlightened equipment.

    so now i am covered (literally) with everything i'll need for now. thanks everybody for all the input!

    -eric
  28. i would like to buy it. please let me know how...

    i would like to buy it. please let me know how to send payment.

    thanks,

    -eric
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    thanks JSH. old-time richmonder here. lived...

    thanks JSH. old-time richmonder here. lived all over chesterfield too. i'd love to give JrB my business seeing as they're a VA company, but i just worry about the down moving around, the way...
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    full-length UQ for blackbird XLC

    hi all,

    i have a warbonnet blackbird XLC on the way, and a 20-degree revelation top quilt from enlightened-equipment. now i just need to decide on an under quilt.

    it's down to 20-degree...
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    thanks i-hang. i ordered a l/w...

    thanks i-hang. i ordered a l/w enlightened-equipment revelation 20-degrees last night.
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    well i just ordered a revelation top-quilt from...

    well i just ordered a revelation top-quilt from enlightened equipment.
  33. i just pulled the trigger on a warbonnet...

    i just pulled the trigger on a warbonnet blackbird XLC. thanks to everybody who offered input here. as well as everybody else's posts on the other forums here.

    still figuring out the...
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    i should mention that i will be using the...

    i should mention that i will be using the top-quilt for ground sleeping on a pad in a tent, as well as in a hammock, if that makes any difference.

    also, i toss and turn and fidget a lot.
    ...
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    foot-box - sewn or adjustable?

    hi all,

    has anybody gotten a top quilt with a sewn foot-box, and later wished they had opted for the type that can be opened (snaps or velcro)?

    seems like the adjustable type would be better...
  36. thanks floridahanger. i used to do a lot of work...

    thanks floridahanger. i used to do a lot of work for brighthouse networks in tampa and central FL, and for cox in gainesville and ocala, but those projects are done. otherwise i could invent a...
  37. thanks silversurfer, i am looking at this with...

    thanks silversurfer, i am looking at this with an open mind, and i appreciate your suggestions. i might indeed try one of those $30 dutch-ware hammocks. it definitely seems like a cheap way to...
  38. hahaha thanks shug. very entertaining as well...

    hahaha thanks shug. very entertaining as well as informative. i'm leaning more than ever toward the WBRR.

    by the way, a friend of mine was an advance clown for ringling-brothers. he goes by...
  39. thanks to everybody for your replies and advice. ...

    thanks to everybody for your replies and advice. lots of food for thought here. i will say that for now i am leaning toward a warbonnet ridgerunner. the JrB hammock only takes a 26" pad, where...
  40. new to hammocks, trying to narrow down choices. bridge or gathered? pad or UQ? which make?

    hi all, i am considering 3-season hammock setups as an alternative to tents for motorcycle camping. i'm primarily concerned with quality of sleep. versatility / ease of setup is secondary,...
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    Sticky: well mine's not so interesting :) first...

    well mine's not so interesting :) first initial, last name.

    -eric
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    new to hammocks, have a few questions

    hi all,

    i am looking into hammocks for motorcycle camping. i have a hard time sleeping in general, i toss and turn and thrash around a lot. so i have read on one of the motorcycle forums...
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