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    Tensa 4 transported on an airline

    Has any one done this, flown with a Tensa 4? It will barely fit in my carry on, but I am assuming TSA or American will not allow that due to potential weapons: poles, stakes, etc. Is that right, a no...
  2. My 30F 11ft Superior is supposed to arrive...

    My 30F 11ft Superior is supposed to arrive tomorrow. I would have got a 10 ft, but needed one in a hurry and this was the only one they had in stock. We'll see how it goes.
  3. Good to know!

    Good to know!
  4. Thanks, guys! Definitely no heavy duty UV, I...

    Thanks, guys! Definitely no heavy duty UV, I always use cheap tarps for my backyard hanging. I rarely, if ever, use a tarp fr day hiking. So, mostly just hung in the late afternoon on backpacking...
  5. How long do high quality sil nylon tarps last?

    I've got a couple of tarps that are excellent quality(Hennessy, JRB), and only exposed to the sun for a few days a year and usually just for a few hours a day. So, mostly either pitched at night or...
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    Or just a new line lock? But I have often had to...

    Or just a new line lock? But I have often had to use a stopper knot.
  7. Blast from the past! A Speer Snugfit at one of Neo's first group hangs

    This just popped up on my log in screen. It brings back a lot of memories from almost 14 years ago! It was at a group hang organized by Neo back in fall of 07, at Merriweather Lewis(SP?) campground...
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    When I read the question, I thought in terms of...

    When I read the question, I thought in terms of correct or ideal stand ridge line length and/or base line width for say a 10 ft, or 11 ft, or most especially for a WB Ridgerunner. It only seems to me...
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    Has potential. The Pea Pod was 9 ft long by 6 ft...

    Has potential. The Pea Pod was 9 ft long by 6 ft wide ( Polar Pod was longer and wider), this is (size large) 7.25 ft long(87") but at least it is 72" wide. The Pea Pod would close over the ends of...
  10. Me too. My only experience is the "tubes", i.e....

    Me too. My only experience is the "tubes", i.e. fence post top rail. Those I have dented.





    My L brackets, and to a lessor degree my fence posts, have rusted. Not real bad, but enough for...
  11. I don't know whether just having an inch of pipe...

    I don't know whether just having an inch of pipe inside that fitting would be too much strain on the pipe or not. I assume not on the fitting, since it is designed that way, but don't know about the...
  12. EDIT: the only ends that need to be tapered are...

    EDIT: the only ends that need to be tapered are those which are meant to slip into another segment, because they have been cut down to make the size more manageable for transport, and/or to add an...
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    Does the Yeti now come with a secondary...

    Does the Yeti now come with a secondary suspension? The shorter JRB's do, I'm not sure about the Yeti. If not, I highly recommend you add one(but check to make sure a mod will not void warranty)....
  14. Beautiful! I love Hwy 150/Uintas!

    Beautiful! I love Hwy 150/Uintas!
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    OK, thanks!

    OK, thanks!
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    OK, thanks for the tether explanation. ...

    OK, thanks for the tether explanation.
    Rewording: Is the only reason for connecting the hammock to one pole only to keep it from sliding down the pole?
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    And now let me add a hopefully final question re:...

    And now let me add a hopefully final question re: this subject. I knew to "hang from one pole", but did not know why, just that poles could be bent due to some sort of wrong loading. But, is the...
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    You can wrap one of the hammock continuous loops...

    You can wrap one of the hammock continuous loops directly, or a suspension strap from your hammock, around one of the poles. This will be held up near the top of the poles by the Amsteel loops that...
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    Maybe, if that is allowed in the camp grounds,...

    Maybe, if that is allowed in the camp grounds, then a good idea. As long as the dogs themselves don't threaten people. That actually would be a good idea for the park service. How about trained dogs...
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    Yes! A (probably rated for only summer/fall by...

    Yes! A (probably rated for only summer/fall by itself) synthetic pod, say 40-50F, with a wind resistant but breathable shell, like some UQPs. Which will extend the insulation of, and increase draft...
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    Holy Moly! I never thought of that, it IS a...

    Holy Moly! I never thought of that, it IS a bridge, isnít it? In place of the spreader bars are the multiple cords head to foot on each side that keep it spread(left to right) apart. Itís just a...
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    Well that is what I call a ringing endorsement!...

    Well that is what I call a ringing endorsement! With comparisons to numerous highly rated hammocks as well!
  23. As well as weighing, you might want to measure...

    As well as weighing, you might want to measure the loft on both, before you contact HG.
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    I included pictures of my Pea Pod in use. I...

    I included pictures of my Pea Pod in use. I probably should also include pictures of the HT90. In this 1st picture, I can't remember for certain, but I think this is using ONLY a Greylock 4 as an...
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    JustBill: I used mine on a number of GE...

    JustBill:

    I used mine on a number of GE hammocks, always worked about the same, as long as I could get the net(if any) out of the way. So, as far as a hammock wearing out or chaging hammocks, it...
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    JustBill: "I'm also still unclear what it...

    JustBill: "I'm also still unclear what it proposes to do that a (good) bridge hammock cannot do better.
    The Amok offers the 'lounge mode' and having a portable lazy boy chair is a feature I can...
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    Hi Bill! Yes, you are correct, they are...

    Hi Bill!


    Yes, you are correct, they are fairly similar. But, I don't know if the Amok is produced and sold in the USA. Is it now? (But, I actually like some parts of it's design better than the...
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    Thanks for your thoughts, Dub. I have actually...

    Thanks for your thoughts, Dub. I have actually been considering if the new designs(Superior Hammock?) like Shug has been crazy about- with the UQ as a part of the hammock, would equal the Speer Pea...
  29. Good idea about the anti rust treatment, IMO!

    Good idea about the anti rust treatment, IMO!
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    OTD, I knew about your earlier inquiry with a...

    OTD, I knew about your earlier inquiry with a vendor. And I'm still hoping you and another vendor get something going! YAY! Here's hoping!
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    Also, it might indeed be a shame that, as well as...

    Also, it might indeed be a shame that, as well as with Pea Pods, the market has not caught on to a HT90 style hammock. Because I think there might be 4 to 6 of us(here at HF) who use them, and I...
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    Yes, you are probably right. In fact, you may not...

    Yes, you are probably right. In fact, you may not have noticed that I already said essentially the same thing in the OP: "Of course, I realize market demand is very important, and I might be the...
  33. So far, I have only been practicing with my 10 ft...

    So far, I have only been practicing with my 10 ft long(no RL) Claytor No Net. But the room I am using it in does not allow me to spread the base out as much as I did outside, leading to higher apex....
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    Heads up vendors: my current wish list

    I am copying this from my recent post in a current thread regarding the apparently out of business HammockTent 90 company. I have long been wishing on of our vendors, well known for quality and...
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    Having a removable bug net is huge, that is...

    Having a removable bug net is huge, that is another thing I did not like(in addition to the low weight ratings) about the HT90: the choice was net or no net.

    Yes, that gap is annoying, although...
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    Thanks for the info on Crosshammock, Hang-loose....

    Thanks for the info on Crosshammock, Hang-loose. I figured they would be about equal in comfort. The main difference seems to me is the deep pad pocket that is on the HT90, vs the pad slots on the...
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    In my limited experience, as long as a quilt is...

    In my limited experience, as long as a quilt is not too long for the hammock, my JRB or WB (torso) quilts always work great with either my JRB or WB bridges. The only potential problems are that the...
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    Who is the "Jackhole"? Oh, now that I think for...

    Who is the "Jackhole"? Oh, now that I think for a second, I think I know! LOL!
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    Great products, great customer service.

    Great products, great customer service.
  40. :boggle: WOW! OK, Thanks, Raftingtigger!...

    :boggle: WOW!



    OK, Thanks, Raftingtigger! It seemed to be holding fine,but I think I will move it up to the top hinge for hopefully more srength.
  41. Is this still what you do? I am anchored near the...

    Is this still what you do? I am anchored near the floor hinge, but maybe I should move it up for less force?
  42. OK, the Tensa4 stand from Tensaoutdoors shipped...

    OK, the Tensa4 stand from Tensaoutdoors shipped super fast even though I changed the order details, set it up fairly quick and easy in my garage, anchored to my truck's trailer hitch. WORKED GREAT!...
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    The Cross Hammock looks pretty much like the...

    The Cross Hammock looks pretty much like the HammockTent90. And also has to be ordered from Europe( shipping charges! ) and is very expensive. But, at least it has a weight rating between 176 and 264...
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    I have not, but I will. But I have sort of hoped...

    I have not, but I will. But I have sort of hoped that- when folks who have a good product go out of business, that other vendors who are doing well would step in and offer their version of the out of...
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    I have seen too many vendors, often makers of...

    I have seen too many vendors, often makers of high quality products, just go away over the years. Sometimes due to some failings of their own, lie suddenly not being responsive to customers. But...
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    Wow! Sad, maybe some one else wil take over this...

    Wow! Sad, maybe some one else wil take over this product if not patent protected.



    If I am reading that right, there goes another one.
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    I assume the knot mods do not interfere with side...

    I assume the knot mods do not interfere with side sleeping, even with legs straight out? I have not noticed any knee extension without a pad( using the INNER quilt approach). Often(but not always)...
  48. Thanks, LD!

    Thanks, LD!
  49. Thanks for the tips, RF!

    Thanks for the tips, RF!
  50. Yep, a classic, feels like the first time! And...

    Yep, a classic, feels like the first time! And still gets the job done. I have played around with my DIY scrap metal one for a while, finally decided to go with(just ordered) the pro 12 lb model,...
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