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    Hanging without a mosquito net

    Do any of you hang in buggy weather without a mosquito net?

    Thanks,
    Rob
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    How small does one compress?

    How small does one compress?
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    Need to reduce bulk

    My current pack is a Gossamer Gear G4. This weekend I was expecting temps in the low 40s, so I put in a Walmart blue pad and the black intermediate bag from a surplus MSS sleep system. That setup...
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    How bulky are top/bottom quilts?

    I am currently trying to figure out a good combo for a TQ/UQ that won't break the bank. Currently, I have a Walmart pad and a poncho liner which is fine for summers in Texas, but is pretty cold in...
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    When I say "after the hammock is loaded", I mean...

    When I say "after the hammock is loaded", I mean that I go and lie in it and then get out of it and try to adjust the hammock.

    Thanks,
    Rob
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    Because after I lie in it, sometimes I find that...

    Because after I lie in it, sometimes I find that I want to adjust it.

    Thanks,
    Rob
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    Thinking of getting cinch buckles

    I have been fiddling with my Warbonnet suspension since I got it and I am thinking of making another change. What I am going for is a system that will allow me to adjust the hammock up or down even...
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    Well, full disclosure time. I already own the...

    Well, full disclosure time. I already own the Ultimate Hang. I was wondering if Ed Speer's book is redundant or should I pick it up.

    Thanks,
    Rob
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    Ultimate Hang vs. Speer's Hammock Camping

    If you could only get one, which would you buy and why?

    Thanks,
    Rob
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    Not sure if this is a joke or not. Thanks, Rob

    Not sure if this is a joke or not.

    Thanks,
    Rob
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    I don't have an underquilt, although I do have an...

    I don't have an underquilt, although I do have an extra poncho liner. I need a bigger pack to bring that though. How do you move an underquilt from inside a hammock that only opens on one side,...
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    Going from hot to cold

    On a recent overnight trip, I started getting ready for bed and by the time I was in my hammock, I was dripping with sweat (I was not hot when I started). This time of year, I strip off to my...
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    Unhappy with WBBB suspension

    I got a WBBB for my birthday and while it is a great hammock, I am disappointed in the suspension. It has the two triangles and as I am sure most of you are aware, these are easy to tighten, but...
  14. Thread: Underquilt idea

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    Underquilt idea

    I was thinking about an idea for an underquilt. It would essentially be an empty bag made from ripstop silnylon with baffles running lengthwise and open at one end and with draw cords at each end so...
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    Do I have to get another tarp?

    I just got my new WBBB and Asym Diamond tarp as a birthday present. I set them up Friday night and slept in it, but to my chagrin, it appears that the tarp doesn't cover the hammock. I did tie my...
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    Unfortunately, silnylon is not for sale at my...

    Unfortunately, silnylon is not for sale at my local Walmart. It's also not available on their site. Got anything else?

    Rob
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    Best price for silnylon?

    Picking up silnylon for $1/yard in the clearance bin at Walmart is the stuff of legends now. So, barring that, what is the best place to shop for it on the internet?

    Thanks,
    Rob
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    Rain fly attachment

    The fly which came with my Hennessy is attached by Prusik loops to the suspension lines. Is it common to set up a ridge line and attach the tarp to this or just to use it as is?

    Thanks,
    Rob
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    Has anyone ever used this type of bug net?

    hammock bug net

    Does anyone here use a net like this? Basically, it's a net that drapes over the hammock with pockets sewn to the edges and weighted so that the net seals itself to the sides of...
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    Well, I personally use whoopie slings and toggles...

    Well, I personally use whoopie slings and toggles attached to webbing with a marlin spike hitch. I have found that the sling isn't particularly easy to adjust though. I was curious about Ray's...
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    Ray Mears style of suspension - anyone use?

    I was watching this video in which Ray Mears in demonstrating some knots he uses in hammock camping. Basically, he is using a gathered end hammock with a ring on each end with a thin tape attached...
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    How necessary are tree huggers?

    How important are straps when it comes to protecting the tree? Is it a matter of how many people hang from a given tree?

    Thanks,
    Rob
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    My hammock digs into my legs

    I made a hammock out of a piece of ripstop about 5 feet wide. When I sit in it using it like a chair, the edge digs into the back of my legs. What causes this?

    Thanks,
    Rob
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    How to make a stuff sack?

    How does one make the type of stuff sack seen in this image? Is it just a bag that's open at both ends or is it more complicated than that? I am not speaking specifically of the one seen in the...
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    Back to the original question, can someone...

    Back to the original question, can someone explain the bewildering variety of pad options? I am trying to figure out what price point fits my needs.

    Thanks,
    Rob
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    What fans are worth having? Thanks, Rob

    What fans are worth having?

    Thanks,
    Rob
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    Confused by all the pad options

    I see all kinds of pads for sale at REI, Academy, online, etc. and I am confused about the differences between them. There seem to be several lines of Thermarest pads whose prices are all over the...
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    Tell me more about such fans... Regarding my...

    Tell me more about such fans...

    Regarding my oldest son, last year, we went out to a cubscouting event near Bastrop State Park east of Austin. I strung up two home-made hammocks at right angles...
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    Well, I just in from my first night out in my...

    Well, I just in from my first night out in my hammock. Thanks to you guys I got the hang right. The trees I was attaching it to were rather far apart and I had to put the tree huggers pretty high...
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    No underquilts in Austin, Texas except in January...

    No underquilts in Austin, Texas except in January :)I will check to see if I strung it too tightly. Is the thirty degree angle supposed to be for a loaded or unloaded hammock?
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    Hammock problems for a newbie

    I received a new Hennessy Explorer Deluxe a couple of days ago and I had a few issues with it. Firstly, when trying to exit, I could barely get the bottom seam open and it bit hard on my legs until...
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    I have never seen ripstop at Walmart. I asked...

    I have never seen ripstop at Walmart. I asked one time and was told they didn't carry it. Perhaps it's a regional thing? Regarding taffeta, Doesn't that get awfully hot? The summers here have...
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    What kind of materials are strong enough? ...

    What kind of materials are strong enough?

    Thanks,
    Rob
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    It is made from a bed sheet I got at good will. ...

    It is made from a bed sheet I got at good will. I hang it kind of loosely and try to lie in it diagonally.

    Thanks,
    Rob
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    my shoulders ache

    I have a home-made hammock and after lying in it for several hours one afternoon, I noticed my shoulders ached from the hammock pushing them together. Are there any simple tweeks to alleviate this?...
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