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    While not in a hammock, this was myself and AA2FD...

    While not in a hammock, this was myself and AA2FD at a hang a few years ago. https://youtu.be/5vyyheV79Q4
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    I'll be there late Thursday morning. No popup -...

    I'll be there late Thursday morning. No popup - truck is sick so bringing the Jeep & no room for popup.
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    Always look forward to new additions! Just...

    Always look forward to new additions! Just remember, there is a pit toilet there inside a small building - but there is no water/no electricity. Bring plenty of water, not only for personal...
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    LONG range forecast...subject to change at a...

    LONG range forecast...subject to change at a moments notice mind you.

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    Welcome from Lancaster, SC! There is a hang...

    Welcome from Lancaster, SC!

    There is a hang coming up 1st weekend in November you should try to make. Great group of people and it's family friendly. Usually Thu - Sun but people come & go as they...
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    I have the Zenbivy Bed which is the middle of the...

    I have the Zenbivy Bed which is the middle of the three styles. Still backpackable but not as light as the Light Bed.

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    The Haven Safari is 100% a car camping hammock. ...

    The Haven Safari is 100% a car camping hammock. I'll volunteer to have it on the hammock tour for those who want to see it. The 30"x80" inflatable pad has an R4 rating, so I beefed it up for colder...
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    I ended up sleeping in it only one night (brought...

    I ended up sleeping in it only one night (brought a new battery CPAP to use outside, but brought the wrong hose :crying). Overnight low was 38 degrees F and the combo of reflectix under the pad, a...
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    Next weekend will be my first use of the Haven...

    Next weekend will be my first use of the Haven Safari I got in May. I had shoulder surgery early June which killed any hammocking until now. I will be up above the White Mountains & the overnight...
  10. As a consolation prize for being denied by Ian,...

    As a consolation prize for being denied by Ian, I'll be testing out the new hammock in northern NH next weekend for 4 nights out in the wilderness. True test because the weather forecast is calling...
  11. Nope - never lost power. But after I installed it...

    Nope - never lost power. But after I installed it Thursday afternoon we tested it out by killing the main breaker simulating a power outage. Everything worked ok using the generator & the new...
  12. Trip cancelled for me. With the storm coming my...

    Trip cancelled for me. With the storm coming my dad filled up my plate for a couple days' worth of work to prep his house, including installing & wiring up a generator transfer switch to the circuit...
  13. Update: Keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Ian -...

    Update: Keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Ian - still too far out to worry about yet but may impact locally. Still planning on being at Yates right now but plans may change. We'll see....
  14. I'll be there! Wargames

    I'll be there! Wargames
  15. Just wonderful. Will have to keep an eye on...

    Just wonderful. Will have to keep an eye on everything!
  16. NC - Yates Place for a couple days 9/28-9/30

    Planning on a 2-nighter at Yates Place Wednesday-Friday, 9/28 to 9/30 just to test and work the kinks out of a new hammock. No hiking (well...at least I'll do a short stroll or two!), just hanging...
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    See...you now have the blessing of the Almighty!...

    See...you now have the blessing of the Almighty! :shades:
  18. Thread: Haven XL?

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    I'm taking my Haven Safari out this coming...

    I'm taking my Haven Safari out this coming weekend for a 1-nighter. It will be the first time in it. So, plenty of pictures and my review on how it went will be posted here next week. It will be in...
  19. Thread: Haven XL?

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    Great post & welcome back! I had rotator cuff...

    Great post & welcome back! I had rotator cuff surgery early June & that immediately put my wandering in the woods on hold. I just purchased the Haven Safari...mainly because I'm not ashamed to admit...
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    I'll be there early, rolling in Wednesday morning...

    I'll be there early, rolling in Wednesday morning the 3rd. I'll have a pop-up canopy with me I can set up near the fire ring if needed & a tarp to cover the firewood. Will be using my Haven Safari...
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    From CT's government website: The burning of...

    From CT's government website:

    The burning of wood in a campfire, bonfire, chiminea or other similar devices is prohibited if the burning is conducted so that it creates a nuisance for...
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    Already on my calendar Phantom! Always look...

    Already on my calendar Phantom! Always look forward to this hang!
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    Any way we can get a photo of you laying in the...

    Any way we can get a photo of you laying in the hammock with another of how that calf ridge feature works? Thanks for the post - it really looks inviting. Right now I use Just Bill's BGBH and love...
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    Welcome from South Carolina!

    Welcome from South Carolina!
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    Yep - I'm right-handed & it's the right shoulder....

    Yep - I'm right-handed & it's the right shoulder. Had to learn a whole new way of wiping my buttocks!
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    Son of a beaver! I'm gonna miss this one this...

    Son of a beaver! I'm gonna miss this one this year. My arm will still be in a sling from surgery...doesn't make for comfortable pack haulin' or hammock sleeping. Even if I tried to hammock and Yogi...
  27. I agree 100% with your list! :laugh:

    I agree 100% with your list! :laugh:
  28. others might like this, but I'm done for the...

    others might like this, but I'm done for the summer. Just had rotator cuff surgery last week - 6-8 weeks in a sling & several months of physical therapy. Not fun typing this with 1 finger of my...
  29. I asked Dennis about this a few weeks ago & he...

    I asked Dennis about this a few weeks ago & he said no JR this year due to bridges being out & trail damage. But he did say he was sponsoring another hang at the beginning of Oct instead & it's...
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    Awww Bill - quit being so hard on yourself! �� ...

    Awww Bill - quit being so hard on yourself! ��

    I’ve had Bill’s BGBH for a few years now and swear by it. I’m 6’ and 265 and a side sleeper. Not that I’m cheating on him, but I just got a Haven...
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    I picked up a sleeping bag liner on Amazon to see...

    I picked up a sleeping bag liner on Amazon to see if the Safari's pad would fit inside of it. I was looking to help keep the pad clean by adding it as a cover for the pad. I tried it and the Safari's...
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    The only thing I can think of is to maybe tie a...

    The only thing I can think of is to maybe tie a piece of cordage between the two gear loops and hang the fan from that - it might help distribute the weight of the fan between two loops instead of...
  33. Thread: New NC Hanger

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    Welcome to our community here at HF! You'll find...

    Welcome to our community here at HF! You'll find more info here than you can shake a stick at and as many different opinions. A favorite line amongst us is HYOH - Hang Your Own Hang or do what feels...
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    Received my Safari today! I'll set it up tomorrow...

    Received my Safari today! I'll set it up tomorrow in bivy mode as I have no trees in my yard and will shoot a bunch of photos. There was a "perceived" conflict as on the Kickstarter campaign it said...
  35. I was the one on your YouTube channel who...

    I was the one on your YouTube channel who requested the gear/clothing list. You can post it here if you'd like so this community can see it. Thanks!
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    I ordered mine (got in on the early bird) and...

    I ordered mine (got in on the early bird) and completed the end-of-campaign survey to pick the color of the Haven & tarp. Now just waiting for May/June delivery!
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    Medical issues prevent me from hiking any...

    Medical issues prevent me from hiking any distance for right now.....

    But if my new Haven Safari hammock comes in before your designated weekend I'll plan on being at Yates Place to see you off...
  38. Thread: Haven XL?

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    That's one thing I have plenty of - wool...

    That's one thing I have plenty of - wool blankets. Might give that a try.
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    In one of the comments thread on the Haven...

    In one of the comments thread on the Haven Safari's Kickstarter someone also talked about using either a TQ or a sleeping bag with the Haven Safari. Derek (the founder of Haven) and a couple others...
  40. Thread: Haven XL?

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    Which hammock?

    Which hammock?
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    We'll see how the Haven lounge mode does with my...

    We'll see how the Haven lounge mode does with my cup of coffee. :shades:
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    Thank you everyone for your comments so far. ...

    Thank you everyone for your comments so far.

    Cover for insulated pad - unavailable right now for the XL and Safari...they are designing a new one for the 30x80 mattresses. Maybe available in the...
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    Haven XL?

    Has anyone used the Haven XL? I went ahead and ordered the Haven Safari which should be delivered in June. After trying several different types of hammocks I've found I'm most comfortable in a...
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    We could do something every year like the 1st...

    We could do something every year like the 1st weekend in April and the 1st weekend in November (unless it's Easter Sunday weekend and then it can be moved to the next weekend). Example for the...
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    Yep - he PM'ed me about it. Thanks!

    Yep - he PM'ed me about it. Thanks!
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    Great friends, new faces, fantastic food...but...

    Great friends, new faces, fantastic food...but more importantly a warm bed for me last night! Starting to look for a 0 degree TQ & UQ so I don't have to leave early next time. EARLY!
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    20 + 40 degree UQs (both down overstuffed)...

    20 + 40 degree UQs (both down overstuffed) sandwiched together along with the UQ protector under me, 20 degree sleeping bag opened up & being used as a TQ along with a warm blanket or two on top of...
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    Hmmm20 degrees overnight low Saturday night and...

    Hmmm20 degrees overnight low Saturday night and My UQ is a 20 degree with overstuff. Might be pushing its limit but Ill add a 40degree to it and just bundle up inside the hammock....
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    We may need to add a new "excuse not to attend"...

    We may need to add a new "excuse not to attend" to the list......... I was denied a loan to purchase a full tank of gas to get to Yates.
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    The main source of noise will be the exhaust...

    The main source of noise will be the exhaust output...point that towards the road when you run it and that will cut it down some for those out in the woods. But I like the "go deeper in to the woods"...
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