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    Thank you all. Years ago I did a recon of...

    Thank you all.
    Years ago I did a recon of California Hill and it was a tangled mess of brambles. I couldn't see how anyone could walk in it much less find a place to camp. As I recall I drove up...
  2. I just discovered this podcast. Congratulations...

    I just discovered this podcast. Congratulations on producing an informative and entertaining show.
  3. Ok. Thank you everyone. Here's where I'm at: ...

    Ok. Thank you everyone. Here's where I'm at:

    Full length, because I can't magically make 3/4 longer if I need to, and I'd prefer not to do the pad thing
    20 degree. Seems like a reasonable...
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    Trip Planning: NY Bikepacking

    I'm hoping to obtain some suggestions for bicycle-accessible wilderness campsites in the Hudson Valley and Catskills, or even eastern NJ. By "wilderness" I mean not local town parks where you pay a...
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    Hmm...are you positioning yourself at 1 o'clock...

    Hmm...are you positioning yourself at 1 o'clock and 7 o'clock to get to a flat/straight position?
    You may need to use your hands and body to move the fabric away from itself to slide into the...
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    Good for you! That's quite an accomplishment as a...

    Good for you! That's quite an accomplishment as a first time backpacking trip. I love the park, but there's only so much of the rocks and boulders stuff I can tolerate, so I've never hiked the trails...
  7. Excellent point! As is the one below about 3/4...

    Excellent point! As is the one below about 3/4 being fiddly for taller people. Ok. Full length it is.Better to have the length and not need it.
  8. First UQ Where to Start: Full or 3/4 Length?

    I've had my hammock going on three weeks now and had it out in the wild last night for the first time. Prior use in the backyard to get familiar with hanging. I couldn't quite get comfy on the...
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    Were you, OP, at the Big Hill Shelter last night...

    Were you, OP, at the Big Hill Shelter last night (saturday)?

    There was a man there with a hammock....I don't think I've ever seen anyone up there hanging....but didn't remember this thread until...
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    You might want to shoot HG an email and see what...

    You might want to shoot HG an email and see what they suggest. Many manufacturers have done the homework for us and can suggest a specific sack for a particular quilt. I think EE used to do this....
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    No but the company I have experience with is...

    No but the company I have experience with is mentioned several times in this thread. I'm new to this community. I participate in two or three other communities related to camping and cycling and I...
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    I would never purposely discourage a bear...

    I would never purposely discourage a bear canister but.....I don't think you need it. I was up there two weekends ago and saw three deer. I don't think there's a bear "problem" unless you're at one...
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    Thank you JustBill and Cougarmeat.

    Thank you JustBill and Cougarmeat.
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    Thank you all for the input.

    Thank you all for the input.
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    Thank you. If I had spent 30 minutes doing some...

    Thank you. If I had spent 30 minutes doing some background checking on my current quilt I would have chosen differently at the time. Learned from my mistake!
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    UQ Temp Rating Hyperbole-Free

    I am brand spanking new to hammock camping. I've spent a couple of nights out using a Thermarest pad, and can easily see the value of having an UQ rather than trying to surf on the pad. I'm not in a...
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    The NY-NJ Trail Conference maps are your friend,...

    The NY-NJ Trail Conference maps are your friend, as is the no-longer kept up to date but excellent MYHarriman.com for hike ideas. I'm getting back into backpacking myself and honestly any trail up...
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    So true! I’m big into cycling and I constantly...

    So true! I’m big into cycling and I constantly hear “these carbon wheels are xx pounds lighter than your alloy wheels for only $1300 each.” And I always say “ i’ll Just drink less coffee and soda...
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    An update for those who helped me and anyone else...

    An update for those who helped me and anyone else who may stumble upon this thread.

    I went with the Wanderlust. For my first foray into hammocking, I thought it best to go with a turnkey system...
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    I’m new so take this with a grain of salt. I...

    I’m new so take this with a grain of salt. I asked the same question about a Singlenest in another thread and the consensus was that these models are too short to get a proper flat lay. Mine tries to...
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    Ok thanks. I'm ok with lounging! I was starting...

    Ok thanks. I'm ok with lounging! I was starting to get a bit frustrated, wondering what I was doing wrong.
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    OK. One last question, this one about 'getting...

    OK. One last question, this one about 'getting flat."

    I bought an ENO SingleNest a week or so ago to see if I'd like being in a hammock. I've read the book and watched just about every video on...
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    Thank you sir!

    Thank you sir!
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    Ha ha. Thank you both. And thank you to all who...

    Ha ha. Thank you both. And thank you to all who offered suggestions.
    I’ll probably go with the Wanderlust to get started. My inclination is to hold off on the UQ for now until I get some time and...
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    I've been looking at the rigs suggested above. It...

    I've been looking at the rigs suggested above. It looks like all but the Hennessy are strictly mail order. REI carries Hennessy but my local store doesn't keep them in stock, particularly now that we...
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    Yes, on the Ultimate Hang. I've been reading his...

    Yes, on the Ultimate Hang. I've been reading his webpage.
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    Thank you both. I'm already a happy quilt...

    Thank you both.

    I'm already a happy quilt user, so I understand the value of a good UQ. And I've also had enough of my current pad. I went out for a quick overnighter Saturday and put some energy...
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    Light-ish Hammock for camping and bikepacking

    Greetings. This is my first post, having been referred here from Backpacking Light and various other camping blogs and websites. I hike and bikepack in the Northeast (NY, NJ, PA) and a friend...
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