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    Did they go to an external locking system? Also,...

    Did they go to an external locking system? Also, the weak point for the poles is the tip assembly-since its made out of plastic. (I had one fail one night---shot the pole like an arrow into the...
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    WBRR fabric weight rating

    Just a quick question, there are two types of fabric available, 30 d and 40 d (the dream tex) I know technically the double layer RR is rated to 250 lbs, but.....would it be too much of a leap to...
  3. Billybob, I was talking about using a torso...

    Billybob, I was talking about using a torso length UQ with pads on the inside of the hammock under the legs.
  4. Well said! I always hang, but.......there have...

    Well said! I always hang, but.......there have Been a few times when it would have been nice to have the option to go to ground, and do it comfortably! I’m thinkinh your idea using a torso...
  5. Bill thanks for all the great info! (And...

    Bill thanks for all the great info! (And billybob I don’t mind you hijacking the thread- it’s better to have all that great info in one place anyway!). Bill, one question- has any one ever tried a...
  6. pad suggestions for townsend big guy bridge

    Hey all, I am looking for pad suggestions for my new bigguy bridge hammock. For all of those out there who have this hammock, when you use a pad instead of an underquilt, what has worked well for...
  7. One more question----I promise! Since you have...

    One more question----I promise! Since you have to use a pad in the draumer xl, how does that work out in the summer? (on a hot and humid day, do you tend to overheat? )
  8. One more thing, with the draumer xl, what is the...

    One more thing, with the draumer xl, what is the minimum distance between trees? (just curious!)
  9. Hey guys, has anyone used a hammock gear Cuban...

    Hey guys, has anyone used a hammock gear Cuban fiber palace tarp with the draumer xl? If so, do you hang the tarp sideways or lengthwise?
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    I have a couple of questions about the amok...

    I have a couple of questions about the amok dramur. (just curious) 1. what happens if you have a problem with your sleepingmat--a bad leak or something like that? 2. in winter, how hard is it...
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    Heres my experience as a big guy in a hammock ...

    Heres my experience as a big guy in a hammock (6'4, 240 lbs, with broad shoulders) I tried a gathered end hammock for years--at my height, I never got it to work very well, and found it hard to...
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    Stretchy down proof fabric

    Hey guys, is there such thing as a liteweight stretchy downproof breathable fabric?
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    i parked at turnipseed . I've parked at Adams gap...

    i parked at turnipseed . I've parked at Adams gap before with no problems. both trailheads are next to a well traveled road.
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    Pinhoti/skyway/chinabee loop

    I just got back from 3 nights in the cheaha wilderness! I did the 17 mile pinhoti /skyway/chinabee loop. - this is my 4 th time, and it’s one of my favorites! High cliffs, grand 20 mile vistas, low...
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    sheltowee hammock for tall people?

    This is a request for any one who has a sheltowee boon hammock---i am 6'4" , 250 lbs with broad shoulders---will i be comfortable in this hammock? I love the idea of a built in UQ--but thats kind of...
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    Cell coverage is pretty hit or miss on the skyway...

    Cell coverage is pretty hit or miss on the skyway trail--especially down inthe valleys! You should be able to get a signal on some of the high ridges
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    Great idea--thanks! What brand /model of...

    Great idea--thanks! What brand /model of soldering iron is that, and where did you get it? do you get fumes when you cut cloth with it? and how often do you need to clean the tip off? (I need...
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    Thanks for the report---especially for being so...

    Thanks for the report---especially for being so honest about what didnt go so well! i totally respect that--we've all had trips where lots of things dont go well! This truly is an addiction, -even...
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    Great video! Thanks for sharing!

    Great video! Thanks for sharing!
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    The falls were running very strong (hard to...

    The falls were running very strong (hard to believe it was completely dry several years ago during our big drought!) I camped on the side of the stream opposite the shelter ----there is a side...
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    Im in! (probably too late, but I thought Id...

    Im in! (probably too late, but I thought Id try!)
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    To answer your question, the answer is no- Cheaha...

    To answer your question, the answer is no- Cheaha is about a 2 hour drive from our house (one of my favorites-the Pinhoti trail runs thru it and there is lots of great scenery and solitude!) The...
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    Thanks for the reply’s!

    Thanks for the reply’s!
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    First hang of 2019! Overnight trip to cheaha...

    First hang of 2019! Overnight trip to cheaha falls!



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    Cheaha falls overnight

    A couple of days ago I was able to slip away after work for a quick overnight trip to cheaha falls! I left after work, drove an hour and a half , parked at turnipseed camp and hiked in a mile to the...
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    Merry Christmas!!!!! (and thank you for all that...

    Merry Christmas!!!!! (and thank you for all that you do!)
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    skins are so easy to make if you have even basic...

    skins are so easy to make if you have even basic sewing skills-plus you can customize them to what ever size you need!
  28. wtb 30 or 20 degree full length u q for ridgerunner

    Hey guys, Im in the market for a used 20 or 30 degree full length uq for my ridge runner---lynx,ambush, ridge reaper etc
  29. FS: Payment sent

    Payment sent
  30. FS: I will take it!! I'm at work right now-I will...

    I will take it!!
    I'm at work right now-I will pm u when I get home
  31. FS: No problem! Please keep me in mind if he doesn't...

    No problem! Please keep me in mind if he doesn't want it! (wish I would have checked the forum yesterday!)
  32. FS: Is the HG dyneema tarp still available? If so,...

    Is the HG dyneema tarp still available? If so, I'll take it!
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    that's a strange place for that to happen---that...

    that's a strange place for that to happen---that kind of stress/failure usually happens in the middle of the hammock, when you sit down all of your weight is concentrated in one area. Definitely...
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    I also thought about making an insert---when you...

    I also thought about making an insert---when you get to camp, just remove that lower segment of the spreader bar and replace it with a segment of dowel rod with a peg or screw in the end so it fits...
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    I had a similar problem--- came up with this a...

    I had a similar problem--- came up with this a few years ago---- https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/138384-diy-spreader-bar-tip-adapters?p=1788776#post1788776 seems to work...
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    good luck on your trip! sounds pretty amazing!

    good luck on your trip! sounds pretty amazing!
  37. I used a peapod for several years. it is really...

    I used a peapod for several years. it is really effective and warm, but I could only sleep on my back. if that's not a problem, you can't beat the peapod in cold weather!
  38. Good luck with your van life! I don't see why a...

    Good luck with your van life! I don't see why a bridge wouldn't work in a van, if you modify the dog bones to anchor in the corners. you wouldn't really need the suspension triangle or spreader...
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    Glad to help!

    Glad to help!
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    diy spreader bar tip adapters

    Hey guys, I use mountain smith mono pods hiking poles for my spreader bars on my warbonnet ridgerunner. Works great, except that the tip seemed to bend a bit when under stress---I think its pretty...
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    150813150814150815150816 Heres what works for...

    150813150814150815150816 Heres what works for me: I noticed on my mountain smith mono pod poles that the tip seemed to bend a bit when under stress---I think its pretty strong, but cant handle a...
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    Sure----Im on vacation for a few days , but will...

    Sure----Im on vacation for a few days , but will send a picture and specs when I get back!
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    I use mountainsmith poles for spreader bars and...

    I use mountainsmith poles for spreader bars and have had the same problem. I came up with an adapter that takes most of the stress off the tip and transfers it to the shaft . (Adapter is made out of...
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    anything by colin fletcher or craig childs!

    anything by colin fletcher or craig childs!
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    Thanks guys!!!!!

    Thanks guys!!!!!
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    Bridge dog bone length question

    Hey guys, I'm making a Grizz bridge, I've got the hammock body all sewn up --is there a rule of thumb or a formula for how long the dog bones should be for a certain length spreader bar? (My hammock...
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    Bridge stitch length question

    Hey all, I'm sewing a bridge hammock with sewn in webbing for the suspension on the sides of the hammock. Just a quick question, what stitch length (stitches per inch) would you recommend? lots of...
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    Concerning the minimum distance between trees, I...

    Concerning the minimum distance between trees, I carry a small loop of amsteel in my pack for situations where the trees are a bit closer than I usually use. I just loop the amsteel loop...
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    Great Idea! I lived in Lafayette in the late...

    Great Idea! I lived in Lafayette in the late 1980s for 3 years when I worked for PHI----Where exactly is this park going to be?
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    Thanks for sharing! (looks like a great place to...

    Thanks for sharing! (looks like a great place to hike!)
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