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    I agree with OutandBack. I swap descender rings...

    I agree with OutandBack. I swap descender rings for cinch buckles every now and then.

    Whoopie slings are cake too, but I prefer straps and buckles.
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    I usually just roll up a clean shirt when...

    I usually just roll up a clean shirt when camping. If at home, just a bed pillow. I will probably buy a camping pillow at some point.
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    Hey folks! I just bought the materials to build...

    Hey folks! I just bought the materials to build my stand last night. I plan to suspend the center pole from a continuous loop and attach my webbing to the end of the pole on either side. For those...
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    Looks awesome! I love taking trips down the James...

    Looks awesome! I love taking trips down the James and Rivanna. I need to check out the Shenandoah one day soon.
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    This is a good write up. I just moved back to...

    This is a good write up. I just moved back to Virginia in time for all these early summer storms and pitched my hammock under my new WL tadpole i have rigged with a single line suspension from...
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    Welcome from another wahoo. Grizz, I've also...

    Welcome from another wahoo. Grizz, I've also heard that it only takes one VT student to change a light bulb, but they get four credits for it :D
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    I ordered the 1.1 because I wanted gray. Would...

    I ordered the 1.1 because I wanted gray. Would have ordered the 1.7 if I wanted olive. I suppose I should have clarified I ordered based off color and not ripstop properties.
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    Got my traveler and bug net in the mail...

    Got my traveler and bug net in the mail yesterday. I know the guy's swamped, but I was disappointed that after waiting four weeks, I got the wrong hammock color. I'll probably just settle with what I...
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    It's one of those things I've been wanting to do...

    It's one of those things I've been wanting to do for a while, and I finally took the initiative tonight. No regrets
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    I got a WB Travel net for my ENO DN for...

    I got a WB Travel net for my ENO DN for Christmas. Looking forward to putting it to the test once the bugs start coming out again.
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    Ok, thanks. Just wanted to make sure I didn't...

    Ok, thanks. Just wanted to make sure I didn't receive a worn out product. Can't wait to get to work on it.
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    I just got a poncho liner off Ebay for this...

    I just got a poncho liner off Ebay for this project. I've never come in contact with a poncho liner before now, and I notice that the material is rather thin. Is this normal? Or will the folded over...
  13. Thread: tadpole

    by Lamph
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    I just got one this past week without side pull...

    I just got one this past week without side pull outs. I'm really looking forward to using it. Marty was quick to respond to all my questions and it arrived at my door after only 2-3 days. Really...
  14. Thread: Winter tadpole?

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    I just received my tadpole in the mail yesterday....

    I just received my tadpole in the mail yesterday. Can't wait to try it out.
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    I'm in. This next sentence is to give me at...

    I'm in.

    This next sentence is to give me at least 10 characters to post.
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    I'm still a relative noob myself, but I have...

    I'm still a relative noob myself, but I have thoroughly enjoyed the ENO double nest. The inexpensive price initially drew me in, and I have had no regrets.
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    I've done some day hikes here. It's really...

    I've done some day hikes here. It's really amazing because of several different ecosystems lying within close proximity of each other.
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    i always enjoy camping along the water. great...

    i always enjoy camping along the water. great pics. thanks for sharing!
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    looks like a good time. i've wanted to camp there...

    looks like a good time. i've wanted to camp there for a while now. ever done any camping deeper in off the trails?
  20. Thread: Fronkey's Quest.

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    that's intense! good luck to yall, man. looks...

    that's intense! good luck to yall, man. looks like a blast
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    There are some seriously awesome photos here....

    There are some seriously awesome photos here. Great way to spend my morning looking through all of them.
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    Count me in!! Could always use some quality gear....

    Count me in!! Could always use some quality gear. Thank you!
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    What's on my list? At least one of everything

    What's on my list? At least one of everything
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    Best of luck to you, man. The site looks great. I...

    Best of luck to you, man. The site looks great. I am really digging the hanging toilet.
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    I'm not an ultralight backpacker myself, so I...

    I'm not an ultralight backpacker myself, so I can't tell you how significant the weight difference will be if you remove the side flaps, but I actually use the flaps to help with my diagonal lay, so...
  26. Thread: UQ?

    by Lamph
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    I guess this topic varies person to person. I...

    I guess this topic varies person to person. I only camp in my woods since my synthetic mummy bag is too bulky and heavy for backpacking, but I tried an overnighter without an UQ or pad two nights ago...
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    TATO, awesome pics. I went on a day hike with the...

    TATO, awesome pics. I went on a day hike with the gf today, and the park is phenomenal. Definitely saw a bunch of areas where hogs had been snorting around in the leaves and dirt, but I definitely...
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    Envy is taking hold. I think I may be getting an...

    Envy is taking hold. I think I may be getting an idea for a hammock-filled home theater
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    This past August I took a canoe trip for a couple...

    This past August I took a canoe trip for a couple nights down the James River and each night it stormed like crazy. I stayed dry, and the rain on the tarp was like rain on a tin roof. Ultra soothing....
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    He's sure to love it. My youngest brother is also...

    He's sure to love it. My youngest brother is also in Scouts, and for Christmas, I'm giving him a Grand Trunk Ultralight that I upgraded with descender rings/webbing suspension. Hopefully they will...
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    Nevertheless, I would still recommend the mummy...

    Nevertheless, I would still recommend the mummy bag used as a top quilt/sleeping bag on the inside. It was my first time sleeping outside in the cold weather since my tent days way back when, and it...
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    Yeah, I was just camping out at my parents' over...

    Yeah, I was just camping out at my parents' over Thanksgiving, so I wasn't going very far. Neither packs down small enough to fit into a pack, and the two together definitely don't, so if you are...
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    I'm sort of in the same situation as you, but I...

    I'm sort of in the same situation as you, but I have a 0* mummy bag and a 30* regular sleeping bag. I figured that the mummy bag would be harder to make into an underquilt, so i bunched the ends of...
  34. Thread: Christmas list

    by Lamph
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    I'm asking for a warbonnet traveler's bug net and...

    I'm asking for a warbonnet traveler's bug net and a wilderness logics tadpole. A package came for my girlfriend from warbonnet outdoors last week, so I wonder what could be inside.... :D
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    I'm also searching for the ideal UQ. Is there a...

    I'm also searching for the ideal UQ. Is there a benefit to using a down quilt as opposed to synthetic, aside from down (i would imagine) packing down smaller and lighter? Also, does anyone have any...
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    I'm currently using a DIY plastic 8x11 hex tarp....

    I'm currently using a DIY plastic 8x11 hex tarp. It works great, but I plan to upgrade soon to a Wilderness Logics Tadpole. Maybe soon after that I will see about some of the bigger tarps for winter...
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    Sticky: Mine consists of the first few letters of my last...

    Mine consists of the first few letters of my last name. People started calling me Lamph in high school, so it stuck. Even my younger brother calls me Lamph now.
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    Great looking setup. Does your pup sleep there...

    Great looking setup. Does your pup sleep there contently? My girlfriend wants me to get her a lab, and I want her to go hammock camping with me one day, so I think adding the "cuteness factor" of dog...
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    Is your ENO a double nest? That's what I use, and...

    Is your ENO a double nest? That's what I use, and I'm 6' tall. With the right sag, I am been able to sleep on a comfortable, flat lay.
  40. Thread: Hammock Converts

    by Lamph
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    Hammock Converts

    Has anyone converted any friends or family members to hammocks? My youngest brother is in scouts, so for Christmas I decided to get him a grand trunk ultralight that I just fixed up with descender...
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    For myself, I use 6ft. straps since I also use...

    For myself, I use 6ft. straps since I also use whoopie slings. I just bought a hammock for my brother, and I am going to attach descender rings to each end and use webbing for the suspension. Since I...
  42. Thread: GT UL for $11.99

    by Lamph
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    Just ordered one last night as a Christmas gift...

    Just ordered one last night as a Christmas gift for my younger brother who is still in Scouts (figured I would try to convert him so he can show off to the other ground dwellers). Looks like it's...
  43. Thread: Mylar blanket

    by Lamph
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    Mylar blanket

    I've been thinking of getting one of those heavy duty, reusable mylar blankets and making an underquilt by adding some loops on the ends to attach the shock cord to my suspension. Has anyone ever...
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    I am a recent grad myself, and am still tight on...

    I am a recent grad myself, and am still tight on funds. For my current tarp, I picked up a 2mm plastic drop cloth from walmart and followed the concept of the tarp in this video:...
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    I also have this problem. My girlfriend thinks...

    I also have this problem. My girlfriend thinks i'm a nerd of sorts for liking hammocks
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    Sticky: Been on HF for a few months now, but am only now...

    Been on HF for a few months now, but am only now posting on this thread. I got into hanging back in May of this year when a buddy of mine and I took a canoe trip down the James River in Virginia. We...
  47. Thread: Retired in SC

    by Lamph
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    ¡Hola! from Columbia! I'm relatively...

    ¡Hola! from Columbia! I'm relatively inexperienced to hanging myself, but it's good to know there are fellow hammockers in close proximity.
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    Soft Shackles and Continuous Loops

    Hey all,

    First off, I apologize if there is already a thread on this topic out there; I couldn't find one. I am working on making my setup a little more lightweight. I made my own whoopie slings...
  49. Thread: New ENO setup

    by Lamph
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    Have you tried it in the rain yet? I also have an...

    Have you tried it in the rain yet? I also have an ENO double nest and am in the process of adding to my hammock setup. I took it on a canoe trip in August and used a 2mm plastic drop cloth as a tarp,...
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    Captain Smiley- That sounds like a blast....

    Captain Smiley-

    That sounds like a blast. Unfortunately I won't be able to make that weekend though. Any future events?

    Also, anyone have any experience hanging around lake murray?
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