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  1. No gap at all is what you are shooting for. I...

    No gap at all is what you are shooting for.
    I have a whole playlist on setting up UQs and other info. May give some insight.....https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLahaAdtfX9ZKzSYSBm3mBYSPGHjdyGqsL...
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    Glad you got a taste of that trail. Hickery and...

    Glad you got a taste of that trail.
    Hickery and I ant to do it again someday but this time only 11 miles a day for more camp relax time.
    Nice that you had a good kit and it served your back at the...
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    I've not heard anything about that and really...

    I've not heard anything about that and really don't expect them too.
    But if they do it could be a while as the XL just really came out. Takes time with these smaller companies.
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    Hoping for you. Nice add to the hammock armada....

    Hoping for you. Nice add to the hammock armada.
    They have a lot of videos to help you dial it in.....https://www.youtube.com/c/HavenTents/videos
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    ...she has entered the world of lollygag and nod....

    ...she has entered the world of lollygag and nod.
    Whooooooo Buddy)))))
    Shug
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    Never too much cheese and coffee I'll betcha~~!

    Never too much cheese and coffee I'll betcha~~!
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    It does work on my end so not sure what is going...

    It does work on my end so not sure what is going on.
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    Here are a bunch of posts on folks using the...

    Here are a bunch of posts on folks using the Trail Winder.......https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/search.php?searchid=14565479
    Might give some insight.
    Shug
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    I got some 2" huggers from DutchWare. Choose a...

    I got some 2" huggers from DutchWare. Choose a length from 4' to 7'. Only used them once at a park and they worked well. https://dutchwaregear.com/product/2-polypropylene-huggers/
    All you need is...
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    I've seen Slowhike hike there in open toes...

    I've seen Slowhike hike there in open toes sandals. Not sure how he does that!
    Shug of Boot
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    It is intriguing~~

    It is intriguing~~
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    Go do a test blast. Just a quick shot. I have...

    Go do a test blast. Just a quick shot. I have done that with mine. BE UPWIND and hold your breath.
    Most bears, if not all are on the West side of Gorge.
    Kistler Memorial Hwy side.
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    That is an option but it takes 8 hours or so for...

    That is an option but it takes 8 hours or so for the video to process and make CC possible. So some waiting involved.
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    For sure....slope pitch possible~~ Shug ...

    For sure....slope pitch possible~~
    Shug

    https://live.staticflickr.com/1835/44115796892_7f2c959957_c.jpg
  15. Would be cool to attend. Literally ~~~ I’ll be...

    Would be cool to attend. Literally ~~~
    I’ll be at Formula 1 race in Texas. Possibly sweating.
    Shug
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    That would give me apprehensiveness. That is why...

    That would give me apprehensiveness. That is why I often come up with excuses to at least drive alone when meeting new folks on trail.
    Good luck with it.
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    Try sliding the UQ back on head end just a bit....

    Try sliding the UQ back on head end just a bit. May help.
    Oh the mysterious and baffling UQs......https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLahaAdtfX9ZKzSYSBm3mBYSPGHjdyGqsL
    Shug
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    Treat her to livermush and biscuits post-hike at ...

    Treat her to livermush and biscuits post-hike at Louise's Rockhouse......https://www.zomato.com/newland-nc/louises-rock-house-linville-falls/menu
    Unless you both detest each other after the hike....
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    Yes, It is on the heavier side. I make it lighter...

    Yes, It is on the heavier side. I make it lighter by using a different tarp I own and different suspension and lighter biners. Once in the pack it is easy enough to tote.
    But I brought it as I...
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    Should be CC'ed now..misspellings and all! I...

    Should be CC'ed now..misspellings and all!

    I don't really know the minimum hang but pretty much as a regular hammock. 12 to 15 feet or so I would reckon.


    https://youtu.be/idAB8jnlryU
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    Is that the regular or XL? ...

    Is that the regular or XL?


    https://youtu.be/GcAXnT7B1gY
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    I have not tried it on the Tensa. Feel it may...

    I have not tried it on the Tensa. Feel it may hang to low but maybe I'll set it up.
    Need a chore distraction issue.
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    I agree on those thoughts on weights and tents...

    I agree on those thoughts on weights and tents plus pad.
    Was on Angleworm Trail this weekend with 2 other guys. I was a tag-along. Rarely do I do weekends as I can go weekdays....read less crowded....
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    Yessir. I did not mind toting it at all. Made...

    Yessir.
    I did not mind toting it at all. Made it a bit lighter with a different tarp for more room and whoopies and tree straps and dutch biners. That helps.
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    ViDEO: Haven XL Looky-See

    Recently received the Haven Tent (hammock) XL. Haven XL or Regular?....https://haventents.com/blogs/haven-journal/haven-or-haven-xl
    This hammock for sure has a place in my hammock armada. If I am on...
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    Thanks for all that. Don't think the one we had...

    Thanks for all that. Don't think the one we had was a Chanterelle.
    Good to learn this stuff.
    Shug
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    Maybe take a look at adding a drip line....just...

    Maybe take a look at adding a drip line....just in case.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/J1OXNc_JEPc
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    Here is some TQ eye-candy...... Shug ...

    Here is some TQ eye-candy......
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/JOfrDpuEtEU


    https://youtu.be/PG-0ktBEGk0
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    Whooooo Buddy Welcome. Enjoy the hammock quest....

    Whooooo Buddy Welcome.
    Enjoy the hammock quest.
    Shug
  30. The Jacksrbetter Greylock 3 or 4 are wider than...

    The Jacksrbetter Greylock 3 or 4 are wider than normal UQs in my opinion. Worth a gander.....
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/XTz2Cm0iirk


    https://youtu.be/sIiHN6Y88iw
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    Sure looks to be an adequate UQ. I'll say...

    Sure looks to be an adequate UQ. I'll say this....sometimes if we think we are going to be cold then we feel cold. Could be a mental thing. Think warm!
    Many side sleepers become back sleepers in...
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    I got a version of the Haven XL I'm taking on the...

    I got a version of the Haven XL I'm taking on the trail this weekend. 6 inches wider and 2 inches longer makes a nice difference.
    Possibility of having to go-to-ground so this is the easiest...
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    Sticky: "Breaking Bad"~~~~!!!!!!

    "Breaking Bad"~~~~!!!!!!
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    Life as art. Smart. Where is the Pop Tart? Do...

    Life as art.
    Smart.
    Where is the Pop Tart?
    Do you have those in Slovakia?
    Shug
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    Sticky: My thoughts...... A bit damp but warm when I...

    My thoughts......
    A bit damp but warm when I played with VBs.
    Like sleeping inside a hammock sock. Damp but warm.
    Shug
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    I like my Haven with the footend a wee bit lower...

    I like my Haven with the footend a wee bit lower than head. As to the pad and feeling off to one side.....just get out and reach in and puch the pad down along that side that feels "up". It is...
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    I've always used a variation of this...

    I've always used a variation of this method.....https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/3731-Techniques-For-Make-Your-Own-Shock-Cord-Tarp-Tensioners
    Love 'em.
    Shug

    ...
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    Reading #9 and #10 of TallPaul's Quick Start Tips...

    Reading #9 and #10 of TallPaul's Quick Start Tips should help you out a bunch.....https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/61443-Quick-start-tips?p=840141&viewfull=1#post840141

    Shug
  39. Hey Monkey Toes, There is a learning curve for...

    Hey Monkey Toes,
    There is a learning curve for sure but be patient and enjoy the hammock quest. Fun to be new at something.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/WI0B20DwLPU
  40. Thread: Comfort ratings?

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    Knowing loft helps a lot. Chart below. It is in...

    Knowing loft helps a lot. Chart below.
    It is in Imperial so you may need to convert to Celsius.....https://www.metric-conversions.org/temperature/fahrenheit-to-celsius.htm
    Shug

    186620
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    It was feeling good out there...and I never...

    It was feeling good out there...and I never smelled any smoke.


    Iw was nice to be on a walkabout and out in the recovering drought.
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    I am assuming that you mean Hammock Gear...

    I am assuming that you mean Hammock Gear Incubator.
    Personally I have never used the quilt hooks but just try to get a good and proper UQ hang. Could take a few tries. But if you are going to use...
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    You can easily...more or less...use a pad inside...

    You can easily...more or less...use a pad inside of a single layer hammock.
    Most all of us started with pads and some still prefer them.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/za0IHsG4Nf0

    ...
  44. After many nights in a hammock I know I prefer a...

    After many nights in a hammock I know I prefer a bit more of a substantial fabric in my TQ. It helps me slide back into the TQ whilst in the hammock especially when I get up at night. Provides just a...
  45. Thread: So Confused UQ/TQ

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    I'll offer some intel on fabric. Took me a while...

    I'll offer some intel on fabric. Took me a while to learn all this but may give you some insight.
    Here are some downproof...
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    Yes, the UQ has to just fit to you, not the...

    Yes, the UQ has to just fit to you, not the hammock length.
    Shug
  47. I sure like a partial UQ for 3 season...

    I sure like a partial UQ for 3 season backpacking. It is about real estate in the pack. Takes less room by a fair amount. Less weight as well.
    But not all things work for everybody.
    So I say go...
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    Here is some ridgeline insight that may be worth...

    Here is some ridgeline insight that may be worth a gander.....
    Enjoy the hammock quest.
    Shug


    https://youtu.be/0wKEOK7G23o


    https://youtu.be/Gq7fDjH90MU
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    Hey!....I own the woods)))))) They need a...

    Hey!....I own the woods))))))


    They need a few more campsites along the way. That would be swell.
    Glad most folks don't take to Winter camping for sure.
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    You can customize your...

    You can customize your tarp.....https://www.warbonnetoutdoors.com/product/custom-cloudburst-builder/#fabric-color
    Tarp up and on.....
    Shug
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