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  1. I am very tempted but afraid my insulation might...

    I am very tempted but afraid my insulation might not be up for snowy camping. What temperature rating is recommended? My Wooki is 20°. Though I have a wise owl 40° (guessing) that I could layer...
  2. Squares are easier. I at one point did a natural...

    Squares are easier. I at one point did a natural stone patio that my spouse decided needed to be in the shape of a tear drop. Boy was that a pita. Came out great and people would tell me that I...
  3. Sounds tricky. If it is an equilateral triangle...

    Sounds tricky. If it is an equilateral triangle that means each interior angle will be 60°. To do that the top of each post will need to be a 30-60-90 triangle with the base being 2 ¾” and the...
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    For me it was after I did a solid two weeks in my...

    For me it was after I did a solid two weeks in my hammock. I did this in my bedroom with an adjustable set up. And if I was uncomfortable in the middle of the night I would get up and get in bed. ...
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    Around here (Oregon) I don’t bother with bear...

    Around here (Oregon) I don’t bother with bear spray. If I felt I needed it I would put it with my glasses and headlamp. Stuff I need to know where it is. In my case, that would be the head side of...
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    The bugnet and the ridge line should be separate...

    The bugnet and the ridge line should be separate systems.

    This is related to the adjustable ridge line,

    I am not sure why this would not be more variables than you want to deal with. At...
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    If I am on my back, I use no pillow. The fabric...

    If I am on my back, I use no pillow. The fabric provides enough to keep my head from rolling about. On my side (which is most of the time), I use a half inflated pillow. I find I want very little...
  8. Warbonnet as well. having the hammock and...

    Warbonnet as well.

    having the hammock and quilt have compatible ‘fasten points’ is probably more important.

    I had (have) a Hennessey and the UQ it a bit of a pita. I still own this but never...
  9. I highly recommend what I once saw recommended… ...

    I highly recommend what I once saw recommended…

    I made a set up in my bedroom that zi could easily adjust either ends height as well as tension. I then slept in it for two weeks. Each night...
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    Looks like paying for number. 1000 down and 7d...

    Looks like paying for number. 1000 down and 7d ripstop. All sound premium from a box spec perspective. And that matters to a lot of people when they select something.

    I do like the product...
  11. I bought a topquilt from Hangtight and I have to...

    I bought a topquilt from Hangtight and I have to say I was not super impressed. I bought a heatseeker just to evaluate if I thought it was a good match for me. And at $110 is was a good price for...
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    WB is defaulted to feet right. And I have now...

    WB is defaulted to feet right. And I have now trained my body to that direction. When I am ina symmetric hammock and go feet left for whatever reason (generally view or sun in my face) I struggle...
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    I find the space requirements make the whoopies...

    I find the space requirements make the whoopies not desirable. The last weekend I was out. On my kids hammock the space was too tight on the foot end and I switched that end to a dyneema strap with...
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    I carry what came with the tarp stake wise and a...

    I carry what came with the tarp stake wise and a bunch of extra cord. The 1/4 dome comes with eight stakes and I have used probably six of them once. The wiseowl hex came with four. I also use them...
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    Adding here to what others have said. I am...

    Adding here to what others have said.

    I am sort of a fair weather camper. Like if the weather forecast looks miserable I’ll stay home. I don’t mind some rain. Just not constant.

    I think...
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    Interesting. Probably not a runner for me as she...

    Interesting. Probably not a runner for me as she recently switched to a ridgeback and I am not letting those spreader bars near my precious…
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    Odds are low. Especially as my partner now uses...

    Odds are low. Especially as my partner now uses a ridgerunner and I am in an XLC.

    Though even if they were both gathered ends, it does not seem like it would be particularly comforting. Like our...
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    So you are saying you basically cuddle but in two...

    So you are saying you basically cuddle but in two different hammock. FWIW in bed we basically always spoon and flip like a badly choreographed synchronized swim. I had never thought we could sleep...
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    Before I switched to a TQ I used to occasionally...

    Before I switched to a TQ I used to occasionally have a pitched battle with my sleeping bag. On one event my partner and I were ‘sharing’ a tress on one end. She had a ‘rough night at sea’ as the...
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    I am very familiar with the shoulder tuck (as I...

    I am very familiar with the shoulder tuck (as I think some have called it). I will wake up on occasion with a cold left shoulder and reach out and pull the quilt up on the outside of the hammock.
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    I would add one note about adding one own shock...

    I would add one note about adding one own shock cord or other hardware changes.

    I always found the tiny carabiner on the foot end kind of weird. But on a recent rip I managed to try to climb...
  22. Totally off topic —— Ravens are super cool. ...

    Totally off topic ——

    Ravens are super cool. They mate for life and have a life span of up to 40yrs. They are smart birds. My partner buys beef fat from the local butcher to feed to the ravens...
  23. I do that to my tent to shake all the junk out of...

    I do that to my tent to shake all the junk out of it.

    But yeah. I see so many poorly hung hammocks it kills me. Too tight or too small of a space seem to be the most common. And of course...
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    Cocoon camping

    I was showing a friend I had not seen for a while some of my pics from different trips this year (need to make a trip report at some point). He looked at a picture of my hammock set up with UQ on...
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    Great trip. Makes me wish I had a sea kayak and...

    Great trip. Makes me wish I had a sea kayak and lived closer to the sound. I canoe and feel you on the motorized crowd not always mixing well with the human propelled crowd. Hence there are...
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    Sticky: The space overhead has proven to be a killer for...

    The space overhead has proven to be a killer for me. The RR came with them (well, I ordered the hammock with them). And the RR takes up more space already.

    Though the precision, ‘analog’ ...
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    I agree with the logic. Though I can drop...

    I agree with the logic. Though I can drop $300-500 on a piece of gear only every so often. Once I have three TQs and a small armada of UQs I might think about dropping $350 on a tarp. But for now,...
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    I have seen too many tarps that claim 'light' but...

    I have seen too many tarps that claim 'light' but when you look at the details it weighs over 2lbs. Which is to much for a tarp. Or at least for me.

    I am a fan of wiseowls tarps. I think they...
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    Welcome i recommend the Ultimate Hang...

    Welcome

    i recommend the Ultimate Hang https://theultimatehang.com/. Good details on relevant knots in there. I took some time and spent a couple hours while out just practicing a bunch of them. ...
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    FWIW, I know someone who was struck by lightening...

    FWIW, I know someone who was struck by lightening and did not die. She did get CPR so she might have but it was not like she was liquified.

    She does have really curly hair though I doubt it is...
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    I personally doubt hammock vs. ground is much...

    I personally doubt hammock vs. ground is much difference. Lightening has enough voltage to ‘spark’ from a cloud to the ground. Enclosed spaces like cars work because it travels on the surface of...
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    In all fairness, I did look at the pictures for...

    In all fairness, I did look at the pictures for how the 2x4s are joined. They have a pretty serious plywood joint (looks like 3/4" ply on both sides, cut to the same exact shape on every joint). If...
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    I would not worry about it. Your weight in small...

    I would not worry about it. Your weight in small compared to wind load. People hang inside with screw driven in to 2x4s in the wall of their house. This is no different.
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    I am personally unsure of this relationship...

    I am personally unsure of this relationship (longer and wider = more comfortable). Thinking this was true I bought my last ‘yard hammock’ as an XL vs the L I had before. I am not sure of the exact...
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    this is what I have been doing. Though my last...

    this is what I have been doing. Though my last hang was on some trees that had some burn damage and they were super pitchy.

    I’ll try the freezing trick and see what happens.

    thanks to all.
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    Advice on 'my' next hammock

    I have a great problem. I need to buy another hammock. My youngest is now about 6’ and does not fit so well in the Hennessey asym. So I want to get a hammock that is a better fit. He likes my...
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    Cleaning sap from straps

    Is there a best practice for this? I read running alcohol or turpentine. Though unsure how modern fibers will like this.
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    Apparently my personal guidelines are mushy. I...

    Apparently my personal guidelines are mushy.

    I just got back from being out and I needed to move my hammock up just a few inches on one end. I broke off a few small dead branches without even...
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    I would not. One, it is probably on there better...

    I would not. One, it is probably on there better than I think it is and it seems like a hassle.

    Though the line of reasoning of 'making natural things safer' is the same logic that had those boy...
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    Dead branches, maybe. And I would still try to...

    Dead branches, maybe. And I would still try to avoid it. Kind of like I will not use the small dead branches on tress for firewood unless it is a bad situation. And I pack in some pretty remote...
  41. I have some lightweight silk leggings and top. ...

    I have some lightweight silk leggings and top. They are really more to keep the hammock from me as I generally sleep with little on so it is as close as I can get to that and still protect the...
  42. Wilderness then National forest. The latter more...

    Wilderness then National forest. The latter more if it is with a vehicle (either dispersed or a group camp) or a canoe.

    I also bushwhack in wilderness a fair bit to get away from people (or even...
  43. I went with Derek’s Hennessey tip #61 on page 154...

    I went with Derek’s Hennessey tip #61 on page 154 and replaced the ropes with a continuous loop. You can get an amsteel or other material continuous loops from Fugal Innovations pretty cheap....
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    Personal options ahead. Rain should not be...

    Personal options ahead.

    Rain should not be that big of a concern as long as you have a tarp and pitch it right. The Ultimate Hang 2 has good details on this. https://theultimatehang.com/

    As...
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    I like a netless hammock as well. But around...

    I like a netless hammock as well. But around here between the mosquitos and the noseeums, the biting bug season is pretty long in the woods.
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    I’m with cougarmeat on TQ or sleeping bags. No...

    I’m with cougarmeat on TQ or sleeping bags. No way.

    As for the rest of the gear. Happy to share if I am there. If they want to take it on their own, less excited. I would have to decide how...
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    Fair. I am 6’2” and about 220. I do have a...

    Fair. I am 6’2” and about 220.

    I do have a couple other hammocks. I have a Hennessey asum and it is good for my partner (5’3”). It small for me. I also have eno double nest I keep in my truck...
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    I love my XLC but have limited experience with...

    I love my XLC but have limited experience with other hammocks. I have a Maranon for the yard and a Henessey. I am thinking of picking up a double nest on CL to just keep in the truck. ENOs sell...
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    The quilt showed up last week. And I am happy...

    The quilt showed up last week. And I am happy with it. The quality is clear. I have spent a couple night inside getting it adjusted. A few things really need attention like making sure the...
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    Ugh. Too late (maybe). Too many options. Which...

    Ugh. Too late (maybe). Too many options. Which I guess is a good thing. Maybe.

    and I did pick 950. And with overstuff. But mostly because of my axiom that if the difference in price is $100,...
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