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    I tried to talk myself out of buying this but...

    I tried to talk myself out of buying this but just couldn’t resist! It’s on its way here now!
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    I use both a pad and a UQ. I did find that I...

    I use both a pad and a UQ. I did find that I needed a wider pad because I would roll of the edge.
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    I never minded the sound of rain hitting my tents...

    I never minded the sound of rain hitting my tents rain fly. This year with my hammock in the Boundary Waters I had one night of steady rain and had trouble sleeping. I think it might be because in a...
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    I just got back from a week long trip to the BW....

    I just got back from a week long trip to the BW. We went in 9/4-9/10. Our group of 3 had a great time with good fishing and pretty good weather. I think my 2 camp mates were a little jealous when...
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    I have a 13’ tarp from WB and use a 12’...

    I have a 13’ tarp from WB and use a 12’ snakeskin. It’s a little work but fits.
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    Lake Arrowhead

    Has anyone been to the North Shore campgrounds at lake Arrowhead? Are sites hammock friendly? I have a couple of free days next week and would like to try hanging there.
    Thanks Ray
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    I have the double bottom. I also weigh around...

    I have the double bottom. I also weigh around 150lbs. I used a pad and a underquilt because May in Minnesota can be pretty cold. That combo was very comfortable for me.I like the feel of a pad under...
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    Bluegill13,I have only tried napping in a GE...

    Bluegill13,I have only tried napping in a GE hammock but found it super uncomfortable. Being a side sleeper like you I was skeptical of a bridge hammock but I figured I would try it. Game changer for...
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    Sorry to hear about your wet night. I sealed all...

    Sorry to hear about your wet night. I sealed all my pullouts when I first received my tarp and they didn’t leak at all.I sealed the tab but haven’t had a chance to test it out. I will definitely test...
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    I sealed the tab on both sides of the tarp when I...

    I sealed the tab on both sides of the tarp when I got home. We don’t get very much rain in SoCal so next time I set it up I will pour some water on it to test it. I’m not sure what the tab is used...
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    I wasn’t sure what it was for. It is a small loop...

    I wasn’t sure what it was for. It is a small loop with a piece of cord hanging from it.
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    Just finished my first week long trip with my new...

    Just finished my first week long trip with my new ridgerunner (or any other hammock)and can honestly say I have never slept better in the woods. Being a side sleeper I went with a bridge hammock. I...
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    The leak was in the very middle of the tarp from...

    The leak was in the very middle of the tarp from the small loop there. I had the ridgeline over the tarp so it wasn’t water traveling down from the ends. I will seal the ridge when I get home. My wet...
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    Seam sealing ridgeline

    I just got back from a week in the BWCA using my ridgerunner/superfly combo. It was my first time getting rained on( I live in SoCal) while using this tarp. I found that I had a leak in the ridge...
  15. I was bummed I couldn’t make this hang. As a...

    I was bummed I couldn’t make this hang. As a newbie I was looking forward to meeting other SoCal hangers and learning a few things. Are there any plans in the works for other SoCal group hangs this...
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=170966&d=1545518969

    This is only pic I have. It’s a quick cellphone pic,Not sure if you can tell anything from it.
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    My new RR is my first attempt at hammock camping....

    My new RR is my first attempt at hammock camping. I’ve only done one overnight hang and one other setup in a park. With both setups I kept thinking I was hanging very low to the ground.Im pretty sure...
  18. Thread: Places to hang

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    The urinal comment hit it right on the head! Made...

    The urinal comment hit it right on the head! Made me laugh out loud!

    I was so bummed when I saw the dates for the group hang. I’m going to be out of town and won’t be able to make it. I’m going to...
  19. Thread: Not a hanger yet

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    Here is a pic of my new rig. Does tarp height...

    Here is a pic of my new rig. Does tarp height look ok or is ridgeline too high?

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    I wish I had that option! Not a tree big enough...

    I wish I had that option! Not a tree big enough to hang on in my neighborhood. I might try and find a park nearby that I can try and experiment in.
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    Thanks for all the info! I wil try your setup and...

    Thanks for all the info! I wil try your setup and see how it works for me.
  22. Thread: Not a hanger yet

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    Yeah, I haven't had any issues with porch mode - just use my trekking poles for it. The 'style' I use is from this video:

    Thanks for the video. How do you secure poles? Watching other videos...
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    Mine are 6” also. Maybe I need to move them...

    Mine are 6” also. Maybe I need to move them closer to tie outs? Can you still setup in porch mode if they are that close?
  24. Thread: Places to hang

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    I didn’t mention the strangest thing,that he...

    I didn’t mention the strangest thing,that he slept in his car!
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    Yes,I used shock cord. I watched shugs video and...

    Yes,I used shock cord. I watched shugs video and did them just like his. It seemed that in order to pull out the tensioners it left a big gap. Maybe I had ridgeline too high? Do you use tensioners on...
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    I finally got to try out my new RR and Superfly...

    I finally got to try out my new RR and Superfly last night. I have to say it was nice to wake up with my back feeling pretty good! Still a lot to learn about hammock camping. I used a pad and an...
  27. Thread: Places to hang

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    I did my first hammock night at Blue Jay last...

    I did my first hammock night at Blue Jay last night. I had the whole place to myself or so I thought. The sound of a car wakes me up at midnight. 49 empty campsites and this guy pics the one right...
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    Bizzz,thanks for the info. I wasn’t sure if that...

    Bizzz,thanks for the info. I wasn’t sure if that area was open after the fires this year. I might take a ride out today to check it out. Do you know if that area is safe to leave gear hanging while I...
  29. Thread: Places to hang

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    Places to hang

    Hi all, I just purchased my first hammock and tarp and I’m looking for a hammock friendly campground where I can overnight and try it out. I live in Rancho Cucamonga CA and don’t mind traveling a...
  30. Thanks! Your customer service is awesome!

    Thanks! Your customer service is awesome!
  31. I ordered a RR this morning and just looked at...

    I ordered a RR this morning and just looked at invoice. I see that I got the 20% off and not the 25%. I see you fixed on the website.Will this be adjusted before my card is charged?
    Thanks Ray
  32. Thread: Not a hanger yet

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    Hi all, I have finally joined the hanging...

    Hi all, I have finally joined the hanging community! I ordered a RR and a 13’ superfly today with the Black Friday sale. I’m looking forward to trying hammock camping. I haven’t purchased a ridge...
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    Carbon, you are one of the first side sleepers...

    Carbon, you are one of the first side sleepers I’ve seen that has said they can’t side sleep in a RR. It’s good to know you can still get comfortable. It’s hard being a Sox fan in SoCal right now....
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    Thanks wbJohn, I will check out forum. I’m new to...

    Thanks wbJohn, I will check out forum. I’m new to Southern California and really don’t know anyone here. I’m thinking that might be a good way to meet people and checkout some hammocks. By the way, I...
  35. Thread: Not a hanger yet

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    The Thought of not having a way to shutout the...

    The Thought of not having a way to shutout the rain is a little unnerving to me. I’ve weathered to many spring T-storms with sideways rain and temps in the 40’s. I guess I’m trying to get best of...
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    Thanks for the responses. I will look into...

    Thanks for the responses. I will look into customizing tarp options. I have tried a GE hammock last BW trip. It was just a hammock setup for lounging around camp. I couldn’t seem to get comfortable...
  37. Thread: Not a hanger yet

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    Not a hanger yet

    Hi All, I’m thinking of making the change from tent camping to hanging. I mainly camp in the BW of Minnesota but also a little around home. Being a side sleeper with back issues, the RR seems like...
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