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  1. Nice. How about a pic on top of the Arc Haul for...

    Nice. How about a pic on top of the Arc Haul for comparison?
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    If you are comfortable, no need to get back up....

    If you are comfortable, no need to get back up. Time for a nap :)
  3. Listen I wonít stop you from getting a WB Hammock...

    Listen I wonít stop you from getting a WB Hammock if thatís what you want - itís a good setup :)
    With that said, it wonít warm your feet as others said. If the foot end on any hammock is low, you...
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    Itís a winter slumber-land!

    Itís a winter slumber-land!
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    Welcome to the forums from a former Fort Wayne-r.

    Welcome to the forums from a former Fort Wayne-r.
  6. I take a light set of long johns. I may wear a...

    I take a light set of long johns. I may wear a hoodie Iím already carrying to add some warmth to my head.

    Add a couple hand warmers to your pack for night time. And the hot water bottle trick...
  7. That looked like a fun obstacle course trail. And...

    That looked like a fun obstacle course trail. And a good group to go with.
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    Welcome from Charlotte. Between us you have...

    Welcome from Charlotte.
    Between us you have Uwharrie National Forest. Nice place to camp. And they have a million trees. No reservations required.
    I suggest going to a group hang and then...
  9. Jonathan and Mark - Good podcast. I personally...

    Jonathan and Mark -
    Good podcast. I personally enjoy hearing from both the established and a few new hammock vendors.
    It was interesting to hear they are on their 8th prototype, some of that...
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    Did I order the right setup?

    Just remember to take the weight off the buckles, and tilt them back when adjusting the webbing length
    And donít let the FOMO (fear of missing out) on a better suspension worry you. The webbing...
  11. Shug Iím enjoying the latest suspension series. ...

    Shug Iím enjoying the latest suspension series. Always good to have a refresher and Iím sure it helps many people starting out.
  12. The length and width seem fine. Iíve read some...

    The length and width seem fine. Iíve read some people DIY narrow ones so I thought that me be it.

    I agree with others that the ridgeline length and longer distances between trees can impact the...
  13. How wide is the hammock?

    How wide is the hammock?
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    I liked the book weigh in :) Great review. ...

    I liked the book weigh in :)
    Great review.


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    XLC storm shelter or storm bunker Sent from...

    XLC storm shelter or storm bunker


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    Id also recommend getting in contact with...

    Id also recommend getting in contact with Warbonnet for their opinion on this.


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    Are you car camping? Backpacking? Winter...

    Are you car camping? Backpacking? Winter camping? Backyard lounging?


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    Also helps if you can have somebody check it out...

    Also helps if you can have somebody check it out while you lay in it or vice verse. Or if you have a mannequin available that may work.
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    Itís always fun when the rest of the ďfamilyĒ...

    Itís always fun when the rest of the ďfamilyĒ needs new gear :)
  20. Goodness you are getting a lot of grief on how...

    Goodness you are getting a lot of grief on how you posed this. Your question was more about which item to prioritize. Wasnít hard to figure out. Folks need to chill.

    I personally just took a...
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    Sounds like a plan to me.

    Sounds like a plan to me.
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    Yea in the south (and Iím not even that far south...

    Yea in the south (and Iím not even that far south here in NC) Iíve never heard anybody say I wish I could be hotter and have heaps more sweat :)
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    For Georgia, Iíd say 20*. Less bulk, less...

    For Georgia, Iíd say
    20*. Less bulk, less weight. Your current camping style is 20* or above, so stick with something you will use most of the time you go. If you want to camp in lower temps at...
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    Just checking out the site and prices. Very...

    Just checking out the site and prices. Very intuitive to use on the phone. And the prices look great. Looking at those 20* TQs.
  25. 20 UQ, 50TQ. And a bunch of hand warmers, down...

    20 UQ, 50TQ.
    And a bunch of hand warmers, down coat, hot water bottle, couple hats, UQP, etc, etc.
  26. Thread: Calf pressure

    by TallPaul
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    Maybe try an 11í Hammock. Iím 6í2Ē and the XLC...

    Maybe try an 11í Hammock. Iím 6í2Ē and the XLC just seems to have a bigger sweet spot. Iíd even encourage shorter folks to go with an 11 footer though some do prefer a 10í.
    One other tip is to...
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    Now thatís when I love having a full size tarp

    Now thatís when I love having a full size tarp
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    The XLC is similar in shape to other gathered end...

    The XLC is similar in shape to other gathered end hammocks and the UQs are built to fit them. The Wookie is specifically is built for the Blackbird/XLC but some have reported getting it to fit other...
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    Iíd give a serious eye to the Wookie if I was...

    Iíd give a serious eye to the Wookie if I was starting from scratch but generally most all UQs will work.
  30. If our plan is to go winter camping with Shug at...

    If our plan is to go winter camping with Shug at -20, Iíd want more than 20 minutes. Iíd want multiple nights in something approximating the conditions.
    If we are talking car camping or weekender...
  31. Thread: Hey from NC!

    by TallPaul
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    Welcome to the forums from Charlotte. Lots to...

    Welcome to the forums from Charlotte. Lots to learn on here.
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    Welcome from Charlotte

    Welcome from Charlotte
  33. I think she finds the woods as peaceful as the...

    I think she finds the woods as peaceful as the rest of us. She loves a good book & hammock time.

    Appreciate it. I thought of you figuring I was getting close to your neck of the woods.
  34. Glad you are ok. Sounds like quite an adventure.

    Glad you are ok. Sounds like quite an adventure.
  35. Thanks c2k. Interesting that you've canoed it -...

    Thanks c2k. Interesting that you've canoed it - that must have been a fun time. Were you in a whitewater canoe or ? My 17' Old Town wouldn't do so well.

    Definitely worth checking out.

    Thank...
  36. Video: (SC) Chattooga river / Foothills weekend trip

    One of my favorite things is when my daughter says lets go backpacking next weekend and can one of her friends go along. Sure thing!

    Our plan A & B were Linville gorge or Panthertown in NC, but...
  37. You camp so far out I donít even know how you...

    You camp so far out I donít even know how you find your hammock at night.
  38. Thread: Go to Tarp?

    by TallPaul
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    Superfly. I like to camp in higher elevations...

    Superfly.
    I like to camp in higher elevations and like the protection if it is windy/rainy. I could get by with less coverage but would need to pick better protected campsites.
  39. @Harry No reason you canít come back to Yates...

    @Harry No reason you canít come back to Yates someday if you want to. Iíd swap stories (and maybe some lies as PG would say) with you at the camp fire.
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    Hi Carver - I always enjoy the videos. What do...

    Hi Carver - I always enjoy the videos. What do you wear on your legs during winter camping? I remember your video on boots but canít recall if you talked about your pants/etc.
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    I wish I could have been at the hang to see this....

    I wish I could have been at the hang to see this. That looks sweet!
  42. I wasnít there so I canít say. But does the...

    I wasnít there so I canít say.

    But does the reason really matter?
    I have no doubt Harry had a bad experience from his perspective. If he doesnít come back Iíll understand. His reason is also...
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    Integrated bug nets and straps? I canít wait for...

    Integrated bug nets and straps? I canít wait for the SilvrSurfr trip report to hear how it goes.
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    Iíve had all 4 models and prefer the XLC. ...

    Iíve had all 4 models and prefer the XLC.
    WBRR - I sleep with my legs up so the RR didnít work for me. Ended up returning this one with their sweet exchange policy.
    WBBB was nice but I prefer...
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    Big Creek in the Smokys is a chill trail. Follows...

    Big Creek in the Smokys is a chill trail. Follows an old road bed so well graded. Follows a beautiful creek. And it is easy access off I-40.
  46. Harry - donít give up on us yet though Iíll...

    Harry - donít give up on us yet though Iíll understand if you donít return.

    Iíve participated in this hang for years and it is a good group of people. Youíd probably need to meet us half way...
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    Poll: Webbing for me. Iíve had whoopies before and...

    Webbing for me. Iíve had whoopies before and just prefer the simplicity of webbing. Some people say they have difficulty with the webbing / straps but donít find them to be an issue.
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    Sorry to have missed the party but it looks like...

    Sorry to have missed the party but it looks like most had a great time. And no flood to deal with. Anybody get lost on a hike?
    I spent the weekend touring Western Carolina Univ with my wife and...
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    Iím sure there will be two trees for ya so come...

    Iím sure there will be two trees for ya so come join the fun. I wonít make it but it is a good, low key crowd.
    Just remember to bring a lawn chair or something to sit on by the fire.
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    Try them all. See what sticks. Sometimes youíll...

    Try them all. See what sticks. Sometimes youíll like one thing, other times something else. I donít think there is a GOAT here. (Greatest of all time).
    I currently like the separate lines on...
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