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    Welcome from Southern Arkansas. You'll really...

    Welcome from Southern Arkansas. You'll really enjoy hammock camping.
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    Welcome from Arkansas too.

    Welcome from Arkansas too.
  3. Ah I think you're refering to the poles in your...

    Ah I think you're refering to the poles in your link. Missed the the first time. I have the same setup as you and I just use my trekking poles to pull out the sides. I like the idea of the poles in...
  4. I may be a little confused about your question....

    I may be a little confused about your question. Are you talking about using a pole to attach to the tarp pullouts to give you more room under the tarp?
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    https://youtu.be/3OiftRe3woU

    https://youtu.be/3OiftRe3woU
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    I have the XL and Safari. I'm 6'1". Plenty of...

    I have the XL and Safari. I'm 6'1". Plenty of room for me. I think 5 more inches would still not be touching either end. I think they're based in Utah. Might find one in your area to lay in before...
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    Welcome from Arkansas. I just hot a couple of...

    Welcome from Arkansas. I just hot a couple of hammock tents. Looking forward to cooler weather. You'll love it.
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    I wrapped the upper buckle with a small strip of...

    I wrapped the upper buckle with a small strip of gorilla tape. Holds great now. Takes a little extra effort to release but it still releases from inside. I wrapped it so that it is not trying to...
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    Anyone else having trouble with the lounge strap...

    Anyone else having trouble with the lounge strap slipping?
  10. I've done it a few times. As an arborist I'm used...

    I've done it a few times. As an arborist I'm used to being in the trees. Shug is right about Treefool, he has a YouTube channel and does a lot of tree camping.
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    Welcome Corbin!

    Welcome Corbin!
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    Welcome from Arkansas Kyle!

    Welcome from Arkansas Kyle!
  13. Thread: New/old hanger

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    Welcome back from Arkansas.

    Welcome back from Arkansas.
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    Hey from Central Arkansas. Gear does become...

    Hey from Central Arkansas. Gear does become addictive.
  15. Thread: Zing-it

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    I'm not trying to take any business away from...

    I'm not trying to take any business away from DutchGear. I actually ordered some line and wasps from them a few weeks ago. And will be ordering more titanium goodies pretty soon. I just thought if...
  16. Thread: Zing-it

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    Treestuff and Sherrill Tree both have free...

    Treestuff and Sherrill Tree both have free shipping over $100. All tree items would be over that amount but one spool of throwline wouldn't be. I order from them every couple months. If anyone would...
  17. Thread: Zing-it

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    As an arborist I buy mine from Treestuff.com. ...

    As an arborist I buy mine from Treestuff.com. You can use coupon code "Arborist", for ten percent off anytime. I always have plenty on hand. Samson is very good.
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    Glad y'all had a good time. I was wondering about...

    Glad y'all had a good time. I was wondering about that table as well.
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    Wish I could make it too. I would really like to...

    Wish I could make it too. I would really like to go. Y'all have fun.
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    Welcome from Arkansas. I fly Powered Paragliders...

    Welcome from Arkansas. I fly Powered Paragliders since about 05. Very fun sport. You'll enjoy hammocking.
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    Welcome back. My dad had a pretty bad accident...

    Welcome back. My dad had a pretty bad accident almost 3 years ago. I bought him a hammock this past fathers day. It has helped him tremendously. He says he wished he had received it sooner. Really...
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    Welcome from Arkansas. Never too old to start any...

    Welcome from Arkansas. Never too old to start any hobby. Start slow and light and get heavier as you go.
  23. I love mine. Mine is green. Adds several degrees...

    I love mine. Mine is green. Adds several degrees too. I went with a darker color in case I need to sleep in a bit.
  24. Thread: Hello from MO

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    It's in the Midwest section of Hangouts and...

    It's in the Midwest section of Hangouts and Campouts.
  25. Thread: Hello from MO

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    Welcome from Arkansas. I believe they're going to...

    Welcome from Arkansas. I believe they're going to have a frozen butt hang in Missouri coming up about the middle of January. I'm considering going. It's down around West Plains. There's a post about...
  26. Thread: Bug net issues

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    I have a Blackbird XLC and noticed that my winter...

    I have a Blackbird XLC and noticed that my winter top cover was sagging all of a sudden. Then I realized, I had just put my Cocoon over my hammock. I was leaving it unzipped just as an added...
  27. Anchor hitch is very good. And easier to untie.

    Anchor hitch is very good. And easier to untie.
  28. https://youtu.be/zASBFEG0r6Q This channel is a...

    https://youtu.be/zASBFEG0r6Q

    This channel is a very good source for knots.
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    Welcome from Arkansas.

    Welcome from Arkansas.
  30. I like a Double Fisherman's knot. It's a self...

    I like a Double Fisherman's knot. It's a self cinching knot which means it will tighten down around your biner or whatever it's tied around not allowing it to slip off if your biner becomes open. I...
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    Stuffsacks. Works with my ppg wings. In tree work...

    Stuffsacks. Works with my ppg wings. In tree work we use 200 ft of throwline. Usually Zing It. Stuff it in a throw cube and fold it up. 99% of the time it comes out perfect. The other one percent...
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    H.A.S. Hammock acquisition syndrome.

    H.A.S.

    Hammock acquisition syndrome.
  33. Thread: Hello

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    Welcome. Sounds like a lot of fun.

    Welcome. Sounds like a lot of fun.
  34. Thread: Howdy,

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    I always take my hammock when I go to visit but...

    I always take my hammock when I go to visit but it's hard to find two trees to hang from. They're in Saginaw and trees are sparse. Especially trees that are available to the public.
  35. Thread: Howdy,

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    Welcome from Malvern Ar. I see you're in Austin. ...

    Welcome from Malvern Ar. I see you're in Austin. Have some family in Ft. Worth. Went to Austin to a wedding a couple years ago.
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    Looks warm.

    Looks warm.
  37. I like the Cocoon. Don't use it all the time...

    I like the Cocoon. Don't use it all the time either. I tied a length of paracord to the upper zipper pull. I connect it to a biner on the ridgeline when it's zipped up close to my head. It's...
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    I want as far away from everything else as...

    I want as far away from everything else as possible. No way I would have setup that close to a laundromat.
  39. I've stayed in mine down to 33. That's as cold...

    I've stayed in mine down to 33. That's as cold as it's been here in Arkansas. Snugpak uq underneath and a Wal mart sleeping bag opened up and on top. I do have the winter top cover on so that adds a...
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    I fear I'm becoming obsessed with underquilts. My...

    I fear I'm becoming obsessed with underquilts. My tarp obsession just eased up a bit, now this.
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    Sticky: Benjo75. My name is Ben. I play banjo in several...

    Benjo75. My name is Ben. I play banjo in several bluegrass groups. So it was inevitable that Benjo was in my future. I was born in 1975 hence the 75 at the end of all my screen names.
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    Welcome Reaven. I'm new here too. You'll learn a...

    Welcome Reaven. I'm new here too. You'll learn a lot here.
  43. I lay on my side quite a bit. It keeps me covered...

    I lay on my side quite a bit. It keeps me covered pretty well. I don't hook it up as the directions suggest. I tried that and it was flared out at the ends. I run all 4 cords at each end to a...
  44. I use a Snugpak uq. But I don't have anything to...

    I use a Snugpak uq. But I don't have anything to compare it to. Going to get a Wookie pretty soon though.
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    Must have been way sharper than my machete. I'd...

    Must have been way sharper than my machete. I'd have a better chance cutting myself on a rubber wheel chock than mine.
  46. Thread: Hammock pillow

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    I've been using a wadded up coat turned inside...

    I've been using a wadded up coat turned inside out for a few months. Finally broke down and bought an Ascend inflatable pillow. X Large. It works good inflated about halfway. The air valve doesn't...
  47. Thread: Hello from PA

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    Welcome from Arkansas. You'll learn a lot here....

    Welcome from Arkansas. You'll learn a lot here. I'm a big WB fan too.
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    Welcome. I'm new too. Don't know much about Utah...

    Welcome. I'm new too. Don't know much about Utah but someone on here should be able to steer you right.
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    Thank you all. It's a nice place to live. Lots of...

    Thank you all. It's a nice place to live. Lots of outdoor activities to do. Plenty of woods to camp in. I have a dual sport bike and am trying to get everything ready to take it to some remote places...
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    Hey from Arkansas.

    Hey all. I'm Ben from Arkansas. Recently upgraded from an ENO to a Blackbird XLC. Looking to learn more about hammock camping. I found out it's not as simple as stretching up a hammock between 2...
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