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  1. Carver, In an extreme weather conditions, ...

    Carver,

    In an extreme weather conditions, rain, snow, sleet, cold, wind etc., this is life saving advice. Prep ahead.

    Thank you.

    Bob
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    Just something I live by. Always carry at least...

    Just something I live by. Always carry at least 2 sources of light. Personally I use my headlamp and a small LED key chain light.

    Be safe.
  3. Thread: Attn: Harry

    by Draketake
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    Thanks PapaSmurf and SS. Papa I totally...

    Thanks PapaSmurf and SS.

    Papa I totally understand. I referred a friend of mine, to you for the net. He couldnt find it and neither could I, but then I am not good with computers.

    Have a...
  4. Thread: Attn: Harry

    by Draketake
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    Attn: Harry

    Morning,

    Happy Summer.

    Harry did you guys discontinue the bug sock/winter sock?

    Also do you folks make a generic bug net that could be used with a Gathered End Hammock, similar to the...
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    PVC may work. The ridgepole does take some...

    PVC may work. The ridgepole does take some stress on it. Look at some of the videos and you can see it as people get in and out of hammock. When people are in the hammock (static) the ridgepole...
  6. BH, Nice, nice work.

    BH,

    Nice, nice work.
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    reweb, I think Chesapeak had a video on how he...

    reweb,

    I think Chesapeak had a video on how he made a setup like the TT with just some shock cord, prussik knots and 2 toggles. Maybe search for that video and try his setup before buying/making...
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    Glamping. Welcome. Beautiful Quilt.

    Glamping.

    Welcome. Beautiful Quilt.
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    P1, I have a DH Raven, in a Double layer. Top...

    P1,

    I have a DH Raven, in a Double layer. Top notch company with a top notch made in USA product.

    I also have Hammock Gear Econ Top Quilts ( X 2 ), Underquilts ( X 2 ) and their " The Journey...
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    cm, I think it would limit your setup if you...

    cm,

    I think it would limit your setup if you angled the legs where they contact the floor, unless you used the same length hammock for each setup. In other words, I would not cut angles on the...
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    cgstr, So if you are done dialing in your TDS...

    cgstr,

    So if you are done dialing in your TDS and your ridgeline is not the way you like it, you have to play around with the distance and the height of your TDS. Or you can just get rid of the...
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    Very, very cool.

    Very, very cool.
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    Just completed a goal of mine, based on this...

    Just completed a goal of mine, based on this thread. Got 2 years solid in of at least one night a month, in the hammock. 80 percent was done on camp trips with about 20 percent being backyard...
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    I am with FLTurtle. I just grab sticks/branches....

    I am with FLTurtle. I just grab sticks/branches. Less stuff to carry/pack.
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    caddis, Sometimes I use an eye mask/eye shade...

    caddis,

    Sometimes I use an eye mask/eye shade to keep the light out. They are about 5 bucks and can be found in the travel section usually. Bonus is in cold weather they can also help warm a...
  16. Thread: FLOWERS

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    Ironfish, I for one, thank you very much for...

    Ironfish,

    I for one, thank you very much for doing this.

    They deserve to be honored.

    Bob
  17. J2, First off welcome to the addiction. ...

    J2,

    First off welcome to the addiction.

    Dont worry. You can sew that tieout by hand if you dont have a machine or know a seanmstress. Just watch a few videos and use kevlar or heavy duty...
  18. Thread: under quilt

    by Draketake
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    Mark, I've got two complete sets 10 Degree and...

    Mark,

    I've got two complete sets 10 Degree and 30 Degree. ( Incubators and Burrows ). Great Company and Great pieces of Gear. You will not regret anything. Their Customer Service is impeccable....
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    WK, On my Guardian Bugnet, I run the hammock...

    WK,

    On my Guardian Bugnet, I run the hammock ridgeline through the Bugnet on each end. Essentially, the Bugnet forms a "tube" around the hammock. It reminds me of "Snakeskins" being used on a...
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    I always carry an extra tarp. I string this up...

    I always carry an extra tarp. I string this up for my fire/cook area. Ill sit around a fire all day. The extra weight is worth it to me.

    I also carry a book/magazine/diary. Plus there is...
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    One Click. Great idea.

    One Click. Great idea.
  22. BB, You cant go wrong with the Hammock Gear...

    BB,

    You cant go wrong with the Hammock Gear Econ Series. They are very well made and will last a long, long time no matter how hard you end up using them.

    Enjoy.

    Bob
  23. Sixty3, I think you will be fine. I ended up...

    Sixty3,

    I think you will be fine. I ended up fully deploying my tarp ( tied out/staked out) on a low angle so I could reach the ridgeline. It was also a cooler, windier day, but my tarp...
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    Thanks for the info Harry.

    Thanks for the info Harry.
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    Pennsy that was a great idea on your pole mod...

    Pennsy that was a great idea on your pole mod using the S hooks. Nice work.

    For a low tech solution on your pole mod, I think you can just take some cordage and tie off your pole, to the ridge...
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    Attention Harry:

    Hello Harry.

    Amy idea when you folks will have the mesh sleeve/snake skins back in stock?

    Thank you.

    Bob
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    Wmt90 Shug shows an up close shot of how he...

    Wmt90

    Shug shows an up close shot of how he does it, in one of his videos. Maybe he'll be able to point you to the exact video.
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    Carver, Thank you.

    Carver,

    Thank you.
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    Hefty, My Descender rings are the SMC...

    Hefty,

    My Descender rings are the SMC Descender Rings. I use 2 inch webbing. Going on a year and about 15-20 nights using this setup. I have no wear/tear on the webbing. The rings are super...
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    What Shug says is how I operate. In the grand...

    What Shug says is how I operate.

    In the grand scheme of things though, IMO, too much cordage on hand, is a good thing in the woods. Having to make natural cordage is labor intensive and time...
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    Nice. Spendy though compared to some of our...

    Nice. Spendy though compared to some of our vendors econ lines. That said, Sierra Designs makes fantastic gear. I have a 30 plus year old -25 bag of theirs, that is still doing its job admirably....
  32. Trailslug and DrPhun that is how I was thinking...

    Trailslug and DrPhun that is how I was thinking of doing it.

    Thanks to everyone who contributed.

    Bob
  33. Lakerat you will love "The Journey".

    Lakerat you will love "The Journey".
  34. Thanks guys. Zuki are talking like making an...

    Thanks guys.


    Zuki are talking like making an A frame type configuration?

    DrPhun how would I pitch it without staking it out?. Are you talking just tying off each end of the ridgeline and...
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    I like simple with few moving parts, Mostly...

    I like simple with few moving parts, Mostly because I am an idiot.

    12 - 15 feet (X 2 ) of Webbing. 4 Descender Rings ( 2 for each end of webbing) . 2 Carabiners, one on each hammock end.
    ...
  36. Ideas on how to seal The Journey tarp ridgeline

    Morning all,

    Once it warms up, I wish to seal my 12 foot, HG, "The Journey" Tarp, along its ridge line. I already did the pullouts but I forgot the ridge line.

    I dont have a lot room in the...
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    I started with the Poly 10 X 12. Modded it out...

    I started with the Poly 10 X 12. Modded it out with duct tape and D rings to make 2 pull outs on each side ( 4 total ). Worked like a charm. Still does. Starting with a Poly Tarp like I did, is...
  38. Morning, I have " The Journey" 12 foot Tarp. ...

    Morning,

    I have " The Journey" 12 foot Tarp. It is made in USA. I believe The Journey II is not. As mentioned above, it looks like the Journey II is not available anymore.

    HG has great...
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    Thanks TominMN. Good info.

    Thanks TominMN.

    Good info.
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    Nice work.

    Nice work.
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    Thanks jherch, Yeah I shoot for 15 feet apart...

    Thanks jherch,

    Yeah I shoot for 15 feet apart ( 6 paces for this average sized, not skinny anymore, older man). Specifically, what I am asking pertains to this this scenario. I used the same...
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    Perfect everyone. That is what I was thinking. ...

    Perfect everyone. That is what I was thinking. Ill put the ideas into practice next hang.

    Thanks again.

    Be safe.

    Bob
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    Cant figure out this Ridgeline issue.

    Morning all,

    All things being equal, if I set up my hammock and the ridgeline is too tight, what can I do to loosen it up? If I set up my hammock, an 11 foot Raven and put my foot end 6 inches...
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    Thanks Snaps. I was thinking along those lines. ...

    Thanks Snaps. I was thinking along those lines. Just wanted verification.

    Can anyone post me up a picture of your DIY KAM Snap modification with the purpose to close the doors on a Tarp?
    ...
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    Hey all, I was thinking of maybe doing Kam...

    Hey all,

    I was thinking of maybe doing Kam Snaps onto the ends of my HG The Journey Tarp. Do you all worry about sealing around the KAM Snaps after installation or is it something not to worry...
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    weinerman, First off welcome to the site. ...

    weinerman,

    First off welcome to the site. Great group of people here.

    Congrats on sticking with it and adapting/modding what you have. I did the same for the first year, which was only a...
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    Will do. Thanks again.

    Will do.

    Thanks again.
  48. Thread: First Tarp?

    by Draketake
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    dcooper, You may want to look at the Hammock...

    dcooper,

    You may want to look at the Hammock Gear " The Journey Tarp ". I think they have two versions now. One made in USA and one subcontracted out overseas. I have the older USA Made one and...
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    Hey Chesapeake, Wanted to say thanks again. ...

    Hey Chesapeake,

    Wanted to say thanks again. Watched your video and noticed how you modded your hammock stuff sack, into a a ridge line peak bag type thing. I did the same and it works very...
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    Chesapeak, Thank you so much for video showing...

    Chesapeak,

    Thank you so much for video showing how to use the S biners on the Ridgeline, to lock the UQ in place. I also like the improvised hanging shelf you came up with. Lots of great info. ...
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