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    I don't expect 10-day forecasts to be accurate,...

    I don't expect 10-day forecasts to be accurate, but at least get it accurate for the next 12 hours. Meteorologists are probably the only people who can be wrong at their job 90% of the time and not...
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    Luck was on my side and there was no rain last...

    Luck was on my side and there was no rain last night. In the future, I think I'll go ahead and hang the tarp and just keep it in the snake skins unless it's needed. I'll look for that Shug...
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    Grrrr...Weather Forcasts

    Am camping at Roosevelt State Park in Pine Mountain, GA for a few days. I checked the weather report 3 times today and it was 0% chance of rain, so I didn't bother setting up my tarp. As I lay here...
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    It's the standard size and I've not thought of...

    It's the standard size and I've not thought of weighing it, but can do so without much hassle and post that when I return (leaving in the morning).

    During my previous trip the lows were around 70...
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    Just thought I'd mention that my new TQ is just...

    Just thought I'd mention that my new TQ is just as good as my previous one. I got the snapped foot box since it's for warmer weather and it's nice to have some venting there. This will be my third...
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    First time I hung in my hammock the temp hit down...

    First time I hung in my hammock the temp hit down in the 20s at night. I didn't have an UQ or TQ...hadn't even unpacked my hammock from the stuff sack until that day. I had brought a lot of warm...
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    Even if they don't teach you anything you don't...

    Even if they don't teach you anything you don't already know, at the very least it's an opportunity to meet those with similar interests as you and maybe spread the word about this forum as well.
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    The way storms crop up here unexpectantly here in...

    The way storms crop up here unexpectantly here in the south, I could really use something like that! Thanks for the kind offer and please count me in!
  9. Thread: New hammock

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    Wow...that's interesting. Wouldn't mind checking...

    Wow...that's interesting. Wouldn't mind checking one of those out in person...could be a second hammock for me during the winter months.
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    First time I've seen one of those. What's with...

    First time I've seen one of those. What's with the solid part where the mosquito netting usually goes? Is that for extra insulation? Is it primarily a winter hammock? Does that thing zip up so you're...
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    I matched my 20 degree UQ with a 20 degree TQ. ...

    I matched my 20 degree UQ with a 20 degree TQ. The way I figured it is I could always easily push the TQ to the side if need be...better than waking up cold. Of course, I bought a 50 degree TQ as...
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    Great UQ...I have the same. Your priorities are...

    Great UQ...I have the same. Your priorities are the same as mine...UQ, TQ, lighter tarp. My HH hex is killing me...weighs a ton. I'm wavering between replacing that next or my backpack. I really...
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    Slept in my hammock last night with my 20 degree...

    Slept in my hammock last night with my 20 degree UQ and it was way too hot. I think the issue was I sink down into it and the quilt comes up over my left and right side, so it's just too hot for...
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    Great DIY project you have there! If I...

    Great DIY project you have there! If I car-hammocked more often, or had a hammock without an attached bug net, I'd certainly want to do the same you've done. Might be in my future as I gravitate...
  15. Thread: Trial & Error

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    Yes Tom...Troop 555...the Triple Nickel...the...

    Yes Tom...Troop 555...the Triple Nickel...the HaHaHa (5 is pronounced "Ha" in Thai). Most recently I worked for 6 weeks as the COPE Director at Summer Camp.

    Swoody...Really? Lowe's? Who would...
  16. Thread: Trial & Error

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    Well, Gander Mountain didn't have any figure 9s,...

    Well, Gander Mountain didn't have any figure 9s, so I purchased two mini S-biners. My alpine butterfly idea was a massive fail...when I pull the line taunt, the loops come out. I thought I could...
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    Ah yes, now I see how the prussik would be...

    Ah yes, now I see how the prussik would be used...much easier and will save me some length of guy line. I don't think it will work well with the guy line I have though...the stuff is a bit waxy and...
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    Sounds like a good DIY project you made for...

    Sounds like a good DIY project you made for yourself. I bet it works perfectly, and when you think about it, netting and a few extra ground stakes (especially if they're titanium) really don't...
  19. Thread: FREE!!!

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    FS: FREE!!!

    I make Nalgene Bottle Grips with retired climbing and repelling rope. Ever carry your Nalgene around with a finger through the loop? Uncomfortable, isn't it? Well, this works a bit better, as well...
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    Excellent point...hadn't thought of it that way. ...

    Excellent point...hadn't thought of it that way. Think I'll just take the UQ with me and use that the first night. If that goes well, then all's good. If not, I'll be close enough to home to run...
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    Yes, it's most certainly lighter than the mat,...

    Yes, it's most certainly lighter than the mat, and easier to pack as well (stuff sack for the UQ vs strapping the mat onto the exterior of my pack). However, being in the deep south and having blood...
  22. Thread: Trial & Error

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    I've used a prussik knot as a back-up belay catch...

    I've used a prussik knot as a back-up belay catch (when teaching belaying to newbie climbers) and to belay myself when rappelling, and am a big fan of that knot, but haven't wanted to use it for...
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    There will be several of the alpine butterfly...

    There will be several of the alpine butterfly knots along the line. Once I loop the mini S-biner on the end of the line around a tree, I will choose the AB knot that will give me the tension I need....
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    Thanks for the chance to win a hammock! I once...

    Thanks for the chance to win a hammock!

    I once drove around the U.S. in my Jeep camping and off-roading along the way. Due to the length of the trip (6 months) and the amount of supplies I wanted...
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    Good idea...thanks! I've got one mini S-biner...

    Good idea...thanks! I've got one mini S-biner and one large one. I'm going to hit up Gander Mountain tomorrow to pick up another mini S-biner, and I'm betting they might have some small figure...
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    The only UQ I have is rated at 20 degrees, so...

    The only UQ I have is rated at 20 degrees, so taking that in the summer would be too hot. I'm currently getting 70 to 73 degrees for a low and will take my Army PT mat in place of my UQ for my...
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    Thanks Shug...watched all three videos in your...

    Thanks Shug...watched all three videos in your tarp series and there's some great info there. Were it not 10:30pm, I'd go out and fuss with my tarp some more, but it will have to wait until...
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    Trial & Error

    Hung my Superfly today so I could seam seal it and attach the guy lines and I learned a few things along the way...

    1. I saw a YouTube video recently in which a guy used shock cord on the ground...
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    Pick up some Dutch Gear...smaller, lighter, and...

    Pick up some Dutch Gear...smaller, lighter, and gets the job done.

    If you're insistent on using carabiners, just check the load ratings stamped into them. There are usually three ratings...one...
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    Ordered a 50 degree Burrow the evening of the 7th...

    Ordered a 50 degree Burrow the evening of the 7th and it arrived on the 13th. SUPER FAST!
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    Thanks for the replies. Think I'll rig it for...

    Thanks for the replies. Think I'll rig it for 15' and carry some extra guy line with me for the next few outings in case it's needed.
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    After six weeks in the woods and a two week trip...

    After six weeks in the woods and a two week trip kicking off 8 days from now, I'm SOOOO ready for some cold weather. Playing in this heat has been exhausting!
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    I have a 20 degree Burrow, but that would be...

    I have a 20 degree Burrow, but that would be overkill to use it here in the south during the summer. I was going with a closed-cell sleeping mat and a summer-weight sleeping bag and that didn't last...
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    Tarp Guy Line Length

    I'm wondering what length guy lines you all are using on your tarps...specifically the top ones that get attached to the trees...not the bottom ones.
  35. Thread: Quilt Storage?

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    I have mine in a large Action Packer stored in...

    I have mine in a large Action Packer stored in the garage...don't really have anywhere else I could put them unless I was to pack them in their stuff sacks, and I'd rather not do that.
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    Ordered A Second TQ

    I like my 20 degree UQ and TQ, but I'm getting a lot of camping in this summer and am lacking something more ideal for the warmer climates, so I just placed an order for a 50 degree TQ. I'm going to...
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    Thanks for the opportunity to enter and win! ...

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter and win! Very cool!
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    OP: You mentioned a "Figure 8 on a Bight" being...

    OP: You mentioned a "Figure 8 on a Bight" being difficult to untie after use. That is indeed the case, which is why I prefer a "Figure 9 on a Bight." I think you'll find that knot just as useful...
  39. I purchased a TQ and UQ from them last month and...

    I purchased a TQ and UQ from them last month and received it quite quickly. I sent my UQ to them last week to get something added to it and got it back today. So yes, they're certainly still in...
  40. Enjoy the whoopies! I made the switch recently...

    Enjoy the whoopies! I made the switch recently and am quite happy with the ease of the conversion and the performance of the items. It has significantly cut down my set-up and take-down times,...
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    I hated my HH OEM suspension and have been...

    I hated my HH OEM suspension and have been experimenting with various options. I recently ordered some continuous loops, whoopie slings, and whoopie hooks from Dutch and am quite pleased with the...
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    I have the SF myself, so thanks for posting the...

    I have the SF myself, so thanks for posting the pictures and showing what it's capable of. Nice hang!
  43. As gmcttr suggested, keep it simple for starters....

    As gmcttr suggested, keep it simple for starters. I used my Hennessy Hammock OEM suspension for over a year before upgrading (continuous loops on the hammock ends and whoopie slings attached between...
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    Welcome to the site! I'm yet another member in...

    Welcome to the site! I'm yet another member in Alabama, although I've only lived here since mid-January.
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. I'm in Alabama as...

    Hi and welcome to the forum. I'm in Alabama as well...probably about an hour from Birmingham. Sounds like you are well on your way to having some good gear and I'm sure you'll learn a lot from this...
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    Welcome to the forum. I spent a number of years...

    Welcome to the forum. I spent a number of years in south Florida myself and feel your pain when it comes to heat and mosquitoes. Hope you get a bug net soon!
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    Customer Service

    My Incubator arrived without the secondary suspension on one of the ends. Late last night I shot them a message via their website explaining the problem and when I woke up this morning I had an...
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    Yeah...sigh. I sent them a return inquiry via their website explaining the problem and will now await an answer. Fortunately, it's quickly warming up here in Alabama and thus my 20 degree UQ isn't...
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    I originally purchased a HH Hyperlite Asym Zip...

    I originally purchased a HH Hyperlite Asym Zip hammock. It served me well for the approximately 18 months I had it, but decided it was time to upgrade some things because the "hassle-free...
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    Hi and welcome to the forum!

    Hi and welcome to the forum!
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