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  1. Thread: Hi from Montana

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    Welcome from Oklahoma. I've got family in the...

    Welcome from Oklahoma. I've got family in the Missoula area. Love that part of the country! Can't wait to get back that way.

    Sunny
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    hmmmm... been thinking of a way to get a hammock...

    hmmmm... been thinking of a way to get a hammock into a teepee or a pyramid tent when I rendezvous. I had almost got okay with the fact that I was stuck on the ground at my reenactments, but...
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    I admit, even in July/September in Oklahoma, I...

    I admit, even in July/September in Oklahoma, I still use my 20* Big Agnes. It's impressive how cool even warm summer evenings can feel in a hammock. First time we summer camped with our hammocks...
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    I have the Flash 50. I love mine. It's a good...

    I have the Flash 50. I love mine. It's a good size without being huge (just the right size to meet carry on limits for the airlines - no need to check luggage). It's a good pack for the dollar and...
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    Welllll.... I feel like an underachiever. Nice...

    Welllll.... I feel like an underachiever. Nice work on the DIY. Now that the semester is done time to get started on some of my own DIY. Welcome to the forum.

    Sunny
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    Welcome from another one of the many female tree...

    Welcome from another one of the many female tree dwellers here. Both myself and my wife enjoy life above ground. Have been hammock camping for the last 3yrs? My wife has a Double Nest and loves it....
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    I wish I could say I'll be there. Unfortunately,...

    I wish I could say I'll be there. Unfortunately, I have an exam I will be studying for. Only three more semesters and I will have finally get a chance to make it to this hang. Bummer I will be...
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    Hey there from OKC! Welcome to the wild world of...

    Hey there from OKC! Welcome to the wild world of hammock camping. I am sure you have had the pleasure of wondering through this delightful little site. I would strongly recommend watching Shug's...
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    I don't think there is a finer feeling than...

    I don't think there is a finer feeling than looking up in the morning through the opening of a teepee. The way the light comes through the canvas is pretty special. I have spent my fair share of...
  10. flooring underlayment for use in an IX style UQ

    So I was meandering through Big Lots today looking at their stuff. I just happened to noticed a couple of rolls of flooring underlayment. It was super light weight (I don't think the whole roll...
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    Hey there and welcome to the fold. You will find...

    Hey there and welcome to the fold. You will find an overwhelming quantity of stand-up individuals here on the forum. Everyone is super friendly and very helpful with any questions you may have. I...
  12. I saw this trip planning a few weeks ago. Sadly,...

    I saw this trip planning a few weeks ago. Sadly, I have my final exam next Tuesday so I won't be able to make it this go around :( DARN YOU RESPONSIBILITY!! ... darn you
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    Wow! Outstanding video... Loved the narration

    Wow! Outstanding video... Loved the narration
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    Hey there from OKC! Welcome to the forum. Lots...

    Hey there from OKC! Welcome to the forum. Lots of good info and people to be found here.
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    Thanks for the info. The weight is comparable to...

    Thanks for the info. The weight is comparable to my current bag/pad combo. For the price of the materials I think I can make two 4 layer UQ below the cost of a single cottage made UQ & still be...
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    Just out of curiosity, how much does the four...

    Just out of curiosity, how much does the four layer weigh? I am not typically concerned with weight, I am just interested in comparing it to the weight of the cottage industry made underquilts. Also,...
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    Arrowhead Equipment has synthetic underquilts....

    Arrowhead Equipment has synthetic underquilts. Specifically they have a 3/4 length rated to 30* for $100 (Jarbridge). For an additional $50 you can get the upgrade from 3 season to 4 season.
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    I also have been wanting a chest pack. I have the...

    I also have been wanting a chest pack. I have the REI flash 50 and plan on adding some buckles to the lid so that if I wanted I can use it as my chest pack. It would redistribute some of the weight...
  19. Thread: Stealth Hang'n

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    Great video. Looks like some very beautiful...

    Great video. Looks like some very beautiful country.
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    Wow! Impressive obsession :) Welcome to the fold

    Wow! Impressive obsession :) Welcome to the fold
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    Sweet! what a way to get started!

    Sweet! what a way to get started!
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    Looks great! The more DIY stuff I see, the more...

    Looks great! The more DIY stuff I see, the more I want to make my own!
  23. Thread: NW Arkansas

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    hey there and welcome from okc... gotta love...

    hey there and welcome from okc... gotta love hanging. yeah, there certainly can be quite a list of stuff to get, but it's all part of the fun!
  24. I never knew a pup could have such a way with...

    I never knew a pup could have such a way with words! glad you folks had a good time!
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    Currently we are using the BA and pad. It has...

    Currently we are using the BA and pad. It has worked well for us thus far. I am thinking of adding a PLUQ for extra measure as they are inexpensive options for a bit more bottom warmth.
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    hey there & welcome! Might try hanging your foot...

    hey there & welcome! Might try hanging your foot end 5-6in higher than the head end. should take care of that "creep" factor. Glad you enjoyed your first night hanging in the wind. You certainly...
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    Hey there! welcome from Oklahoma! You will find...

    Hey there! welcome from Oklahoma! You will find more than a few folks here happy to lend some friendly advice. The DIY is great. Happy hanging!
  28. Funny!! A comedian in every group!

    Funny!! A comedian in every group!
  29. Dang! If it weren't for school I would drive on...

    Dang! If it weren't for school I would drive on down. Unfortunately, I am trying to be a grown up and pull up my big girl pants. So no play for this kiddo but you guys have fun. Maybe another time.
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    Hello from Oklahoma! What part of Alaska are you...

    Hello from Oklahoma! What part of Alaska are you from? My mother-in-law is over in Kenai. Spent a week camping on the Kenai lake last summer and am in the works of planning a trip with some friends...
  31. Thread: Pad & PLUQ combo

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    Thanks for the responses folks. I have a 20* Big...

    Thanks for the responses folks. I have a 20* Big Agnes that I pair with an REI 3/4 length 1.75in self inflating pad. I have been quite happy with what I have so far. I do have a fleece "blanket" I...
  32. Thread: Pad & PLUQ combo

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    Pad & PLUQ combo

    I was curious to know if any of the folks on here supplement there pad with a PLUQ. I don't have the funds for an underquilt but can pick up poncho liner for about $20 at a local army surplus. Also,...
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    I too use a Big Agnes with a pad in the sleeve. ...

    I too use a Big Agnes with a pad in the sleeve. I also keep a fleece blanket in it for any cold spots or just as some extra warmth. So far so good. I can't justify the cost of an underquilt (with...
  34. I use the figure eight too. I even use it with my...

    I use the figure eight too. I even use it with my camp setup. My OCD kicks in a bit and I just don't like the loose hanging ends of all my lines.
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    I've got snakeskins on my HH. The nice thing...

    I've got snakeskins on my HH. The nice thing about snake skins is that they alleviate the need for the stuff sack, you can "snake" the hammock/tarp into odd spaces in your pack and they make for...
  36. Thread: Hi newbie here.

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    Hi there August and a big welcome from OKC!

    Hi there August and a big welcome from OKC!
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    A big hello from the state of Oklahoma. My...

    A big hello from the state of Oklahoma. My partner and I also have experience taking the nieces and nephews camping. Haven't gotten them into the hiking portion yet, but we have done our fair share...
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    Hey there Texas. I'll second the other folks on...

    Hey there Texas. I'll second the other folks on here about hanging the foot higher than the head. I am still working on perfecting my hang but practice makes perfect. I use a Big Agnes with a...
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    So I didn't make it to the hang but I did make it...

    So I didn't make it to the hang but I did make it over to the Hills on a whirlwind 3 day trip with my uncle and grandfather in early July. I was busy eye-balling all the lovely places to hang my...
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    Fantastic pics! Can't wait to get back to the...

    Fantastic pics! Can't wait to get back to the mountains.! Absolutely lovely!
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    We were just talking about having to go back to...

    We were just talking about having to go back to Alaska. My mother-in-law is in Kenai. Can't wait to get back up there. Beautiful videos.
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    Gotta say I like the 'hawk sitting on your pack. ...

    Gotta say I like the 'hawk sitting on your pack. Can't beat a campfire. I little fire can go a long way for providing a lot of comfort.
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    I second putting something cool on the chest...

    I second putting something cool on the chest and/or back of the neck. Goes a long ways to making the heat more bearable. Also, just being in a hammock as opposed to in a tent is a vast improvement on...
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    Hey there and welcome from OKC via northeastern...

    Hey there and welcome from OKC via northeastern South Dakota! You'll find a few of us from the sooner state hanging around the forum!

    Sunny
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    Porcupine Island - Kenai Lake, Ak. No pictures...

    Porcupine Island - Kenai Lake, Ak. No pictures available just now (hard drive crashed but fortunately we have backups on a zip drive at my mother-in-laws in Alaska). Sixteen miles of paddling and...
  46. Thread: help with tarp

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    We also picked up a Kelty Noah 12 x 12 for about...

    We also picked up a Kelty Noah 12 x 12 for about $60 last summer. Another great option is to check out tent footprints. REI and Sierra Trading Post both sell them and you can sometimes find a really...
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    Count me in as a maybe for Saturday night at...

    Count me in as a maybe for Saturday night at least. I'm leaving for South Dakota Tuesday, but it's hard to pass up the chance to meet a few fine folks from the forum right here in Oklahoma! I'll...
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    Hey there from Oklahoma! I'm an owner of a...

    Hey there from Oklahoma! I'm an owner of a Hennessey Exped. I choose to go with it for a couple of reasons. 1) Comes with attached bugnet (highly recommend the zip option rather than bottom entry)...
  49. Thread: Another Tx newb.

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    Welcome to the trees from Okc! Sunny

    Welcome to the trees from Okc!

    Sunny
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    My other half and I each have our own tarps but...

    My other half and I each have our own tarps but we also have a Kelty Noah 12 that has been used most frequently. It fairly inexpensive and provides alot of coverage for the both of us. We are both...
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