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    The Superfly doors don't close fully to enclose...

    The Superfly doors don't close fully to enclose the Ridgerunner, but they can (in my experience, so far) close enough that its OK. Be sure you have driplines on the suspension lines just inside the...
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    Beautiful photos. Too bad overnight camping is...

    Beautiful photos. Too bad overnight camping is not allowed there...
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    FWIW, I gave up trying to find "the" right answer...

    FWIW, I gave up trying to find "the" right answer to this question (about pads vs. uqs). I think its best to have a variety of options that can best fit the different conditions you will be in over...
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    FWIW, I like using an inflatable pad in my...

    FWIW, I like using an inflatable pad in my Ridgerunner (double layer), because the pad makes the RR feel wider, and it raises me up slightly so I have a better view. I have a Sea2Summit insulated...
  5. cpverne's SuperFly no-sew mini pole tarp mod can...

    cpverne's SuperFly no-sew mini pole tarp mod can help fix the issue of the Super Fly's pullouts not exactly lining up with the Ridgerunner's head- and foot-end poles.

    Have a look here: ...
  6. TiedUp, the Ridgerunner is a beautiful hammock. ...

    TiedUp, the Ridgerunner is a beautiful hammock. Good choice!

    I look for trees about 15' apart when I hang mine. Looks like your trees above are farther apart than that. When the trees are...
  7. Thread: Ridgerunner?

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    Seems like an uq protector becomes a really good...

    Seems like an uq protector becomes a really good idea when you're out in windy and wet conditions. I don't use one, but then I'm not likely to be out in that weather, either.
  8. Jeremy's fall certainly makes us all think about...

    Jeremy's fall certainly makes us all think about the unthinkable. While Grits' list of wilderness first aid classes is helpful, it seems more convenient for those living in the northeast.

    I...
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    Just ordered one, after seeing a recent blog post...

    Just ordered one, after seeing a recent blog post on using a gear hammock, by Derek Hansen, here: http://theultimatehang.com/2016/05/using-a-gear-hammock/.
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    Mine fit snugly in a bag that also holds my tarp...

    Mine fit snugly in a bag that also holds my tarp poles; the bag came with the tarp pole mod kit (from Wilderness Logics, I think); anyway, it keeps all the poles together and safe, held vertically...
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    Couple of summers ago, there was an Oregon group...

    Couple of summers ago, there was an Oregon group hang in the Coast range (east of Waldport -- a good group, and a beautiful spot). There may have been a winter hang in February this year not too far...
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    Just noticed that there was a Klymit rep and...

    Just noticed that there was a Klymit rep and display at the local Costco here in Eugene Oregon, with several models of Klymit pads, including the Klymit Static V insulated one. She said they will be...
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    I've never tried sitting perpendicular to the...

    I've never tried sitting perpendicular to the long axis in my Ridgerunner. I imagine those side straps would really hurt, unless you put something under your legs there, like a foam sit pad or a...
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    Mb190e, Here's a link to a thread about...

    Mb190e,

    Here's a link to a thread about Shane's method (with some videos) to set up guylines and tie outs, for tarps (a long thread, from ~5 years ago):
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    Mini line locks aren't essential, but they can be...

    Mini line locks aren't essential, but they can be a useful addition to the guylines because they allow you to stay mostly under your tarp while tightening up those lines in the rain. They'e sold...
  16. Thread: WBRR hangle?

    by ChacMool
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    Acer, hodad has (or had, not sure which) the...

    Acer, hodad has (or had, not sure which) the carbon fiber spreader bars for his RR; see the "RR -- How light can it go" thread here.
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    If you're thinking of getting a Spindrift, you...

    If you're thinking of getting a Spindrift, you might also consider getting Dutch's cinch bugs (with camo straps) for the RR; they're small and so make it easier to put the Spindrift on or take it off...
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    10* sounds like good weather for a Spindrift ...

    10* sounds like good weather for a Spindrift ...
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    maybe also how much you weigh, too, since there...

    maybe also how much you weigh, too, since there was an old report about one of the head-end carbon fiber poles breaking...
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    If its too loose (e.g., like a banana), you'll...

    If its too loose (e.g., like a banana), you'll feel that when you lie down in it: on your back, it might feel like a regular gathered end hammock, but on your side or stomach will feel less...
  21. Another alternative would be to use a pole mod on...

    Another alternative would be to use a pole mod on your tarp, puffing it out wider than it would ordinarily be. Various vendors, including Dutch and Wilderness Logics, sell this -- or you can make...
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    In general, the bridge hammock shape is different...

    In general, the bridge hammock shape is different enough from a typical gathered end hammock that an underquilt designed to fit a gathered end isn't going to be a great fit for a bridge hammock,...
  23. There's a lot of pads; which one(s) are best in...

    There's a lot of pads; which one(s) are best in the RR is pretty subjective. I think you want to get a long / wide model. I agree with Tramos that a good pad puts you up a little higher, giving...
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    I'd say try a bridge hammock, for side (or...

    I'd say try a bridge hammock, for side (or stomach) sleeping. I've been sleeping very comfortably on my side / stomach in my Ridgerunner. Short of that, a longer gathered end hammock may help as...
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    The main thing is to find one wide enough (~25")...

    The main thing is to find one wide enough (~25") and long enough (full length of the RR) so it has enough width throughout the body and you aren't falling off the sides of it -- the long/wide...
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    The camo webbing that comes with the cinch bugs...

    The camo webbing that comes with the cinch bugs has a soft feel to it, compared to the black webbing I've seen and used before. I wonder if that softness may help hold the cinch bugs in place as...
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    I like using an inflatable pad in my Ridgerunner,...

    I like using an inflatable pad in my Ridgerunner, because (unlike the Lynx underquilt or Gossamer Gear's thinlight foam pad) it makes the RR feel a bit wider and lifts me up slightly for an even...
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    More the latter ("definately seal if you do"),...

    More the latter ("definately seal if you do"), but I'd say you should seal this tarp at its tie outs in any case.

    If you have (or when you get) a pole mod, you'll see the tension it puts on...
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    Also, using the pole mod with this tarp certainly...

    Also, using the pole mod with this tarp certainly puts increased tension on those tie out circles.
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    I have that older Superfly design, and I sealed...

    I have that older Superfly design, and I sealed the round tie out things on mine.
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    Maybe someone here is near where you live. Or,...

    Maybe someone here is near where you live. Or, if you can go to a group hang, you should be able to see and try out several differert hammocks there -- that may be the best way to answer this...
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    Just to add about the short cord loop at the head...

    Just to add about the short cord loop at the head end: Paul's right, but this is more useful if using the two longer head end spreader bars. Using just two spreader bars narrows the RR and makes it...
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    Medaglia d'oro -- yet another thing to thank Shug...

    Medaglia d'oro -- yet another thing to thank Shug for... The man has good taste.
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    Warbonnet makes some great stuff. The 1.1 and...

    Warbonnet makes some great stuff. The 1.1 and 1.7 refer to the thickness of the material. Generally, heavier people gravitate toward the thicker cloth, which may stretch less and better support a...
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    I was just thinking about setting up a tarp in...

    I was just thinking about setting up a tarp in windy conditions, using either a pole mod or zing it -- sorry I wasn't more clear in that post.

    If wind gets under a tarp before it is securely...
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    I think you're right about R values for pads that...

    I think you're right about R values for pads that are based on ground use as not particularly pertinent for hammocks.

    R value is hopefully useful for comparing various sleeping pads (although...
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    Don't know that pad, but the risk of a 3.5" thick...

    Don't know that pad, but the risk of a 3.5" thick pad is that it might make the RR feel tippy. You'll know soon enough.

    The Sea to Summit insulated pad I use is maybe 1 or 1.5 " thick; it has...
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    Hanginouthunter, Might be best to get the RR...

    Hanginouthunter,

    Might be best to get the RR and use what you've already got, so you can settle on how that works for you where you like to hang, then look for adding whatever seems to be needed....
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    Let us know what you think of it, when you get it...

    Let us know what you think of it, when you get it set up -- questions too, of course. I'd pace off 15' between the trees, at least.
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    You can climb South Sister without gear (tho...

    You can climb South Sister without gear (tho gaitors would be good, since there's deep scree up near the top), in a long day's hike. These trails mostly skirt around the mountains (which are old...
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    The Three Sisters loop in Oregon's Cascades may...

    The Three Sisters loop in Oregon's Cascades may be closer to 3 hours from PDX airport (not 2), but its a nice hike with various optional side trips.

    Here's a video of that area: ...
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    Shug's right, as usual. 25" wide should be fine....

    Shug's right, as usual. 25" wide should be fine.

    I've tried a bunch of different pads in my Ridgerunner, and like the relatively new Sea to Summit ones best, for now. There's a comparison of...
  43. So far, I've had two trips (a total of five...

    So far, I've had two trips (a total of five nights) with my cinch bug suspension, and I'm very happy with it. Previously, I'd used the standard (black) web suspension that came with my WB...
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    Gary, or others who've camped on this property in...

    Gary, or others who've camped on this property in the past --

    Can you describe the view of the sky / stars from likely hanging spots? The dates of this group hang coincide with the Perseid...
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    The pol mod can act like a sail in strong winds,...

    The pol mod can act like a sail in strong winds, by giving the wind more to push against. So you might choose to use extra tie outs (and zing it) rather than a pol mod when its windy just to keep...
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    Interesting. I have a full-length 20 degree Lynx...

    Interesting. I have a full-length 20 degree Lynx for my Ridgerunner (a double layer one), and generally prefer my inflatable pad over the underquilt (but its nice to use both, if its cold enough). ...
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    Very sad (about Greenbean). Your video --...

    Very sad (about Greenbean). Your video -- superlative, as usual. Totally impressed you were able to go on after the 4:57 mark; would have needed weeks to grieve and recover, if that were me. ...
  48. TominMN: "I certainly didn't want my CRL running...

    TominMN: "I certainly didn't want my CRL running through the skins; I want to coil it up and store it neatly."

    Why? Wouldn't it work as well to store the extra coiled up CRL ends in pockets at...
  49. "...I need to wear base layer, fleece mid and...

    "...I need to wear base layer, fleece mid and down outer layer to sleep at a quilt's rating, at least for my hammockgear set 20F set, or add 10F to a rating if I'm sleeping in my base-layer. "

    I...
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    I'm not sure if that width will fit in the RR,...

    I'm not sure if that width will fit in the RR, but I'm curious what you think of your new Klymat pad.

    If its not a good fit, you might look at the new Sea to Summit pads (~25" wide); there are...
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