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  1. Grhughes, go to your local sporting good store or...

    Grhughes, go to your local sporting good store or Home Depot. Check out the section for either boat tarps or carport tarps. They usually have extra packets of small bungee that have a ball on one...
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    Okay - been thinking of this all week and had to...

    Okay - been thinking of this all week and had to give it a try. I found out a Surly Long Haul Trucker with Jandd Expedition racks are quite stable when taking off the front wheels. Since the...
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    This is what I am talking about in regards to...

    This is what I am talking about in regards to "top" or "bottom" of the ring. When you have the ring in a vertical position, place the notch of the spreader bar on the top of the ring....not the...
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    MattK. Did you get your idea from this link? ...

    MattK.

    Did you get your idea from this link? Pretty nifty

    http://www.topeak.com/products/Tent/Bikamper
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    Wow MattK....picture is worth a thousand words. ...

    Wow MattK....picture is worth a thousand words. Looks like you jambed the dropouts into the ground a bit and then tied off each side of the handlebars. Then took the front wheel to the back and ran...
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    I appreciate the feedback. Question...when...

    I appreciate the feedback.

    Question...when looking at that picture, it looks as if the notch for the pole is hooked into the bottom of that ring. Don't know where the picture came from, but I...
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    I don' expect to bring anything whatsoever in the...

    I don' expect to bring anything whatsoever in the lines of a hammock stand. Just too much bulk and weight. Since I am already starting with a Surly LHT that is made of steel and my normal...
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    No, have not ordered, but a possibility. First...

    No, have not ordered, but a possibility. First course of action is to see if the BMBH can work. Still think it has one of the simplest and most flat lay of most hammocks out there.

    I watched the...
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    I have a BA insulated core pad. The pad baffles...

    I have a BA insulated core pad. The pad baffles run long way. This lends itself for the pad to roll up when inside the hammock. When I first bought my BMBH and had this BA pad, I experienced so much...
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    Nomad, Have you weighed just the storm fly? ...

    Nomad,

    Have you weighed just the storm fly? I have watched YouTube videos on both the Clark and the Lawson and I am not convinced the weather covers are going to keep a driving rain out. If I...
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    Thanks Zilla. Just checked out their site and...

    Thanks Zilla. Just checked out their site and saw the Mark 2. Looks like I am about $350 lighter now.
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    Nah....not an option. Touring bikes are...

    Nah....not an option. Touring bikes are expensive - in the 1000's of dollars expensive. Have a tarp hooked to this and have the bike fall over - damaged bike and collapsed tarp. My bike will be...
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    What has prompted this is that I am looking at...

    What has prompted this is that I am looking at doing some bicycle touring next year. Folks that tour often will set up at a local fire department or church property in order to gain access to low...
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    Hammock on the ground?

    Okay, you are hiking in the desert or some other location that does not have trees. You find yourself in the unfortunate situation of having to go to the ground.

    You have your tarp, you have your...
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    Trekking Poles for spreader bars?

    Okay....I am sure this has come up before, but I cannot find a solution.

    Anyone come up with a good plan for using your trekking poles for your spreader bar? This would eliminate a little more...
  16. PA > AT between Swatara Gap and Port Clinton

    Gonna be hiking over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Starting on Wed ad finishing up on Saturday in Port Clinton. Hang with a JRB BMBH. Any interested hangers are welcome. Let me know prior to Tuesday...
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    Thank you BillyBob. I knew I had seen, but could...

    Thank you BillyBob. I knew I had seen, but could not find it. Still trying to figure out how to get the tarp integrated into this type of set up. Any ideas?
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    Any pics of BMBH set up on the ground?

    The JRB site used to show a few pics of a way to set up on the ground, should you have no trees. Just curious if those pics or any others are still around. Would also be intersted in seeing the...
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    Yeah, I meant BMBH..... The Jacks used to have...

    Yeah, I meant BMBH.....

    The Jacks used to have some pictures on their website with the BMBH set up on the ground, but cannot locate them presently. Never been to the Whites, so all I have for a...
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    AT Thru with a BRBH?

    Any one ever completed a thru with one of Jacks hammocks? Even through the Whites?
  21. Thread: AT Thru Hike

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    I am leaving on the third of April, but will be...

    I am leaving on the third of April, but will be starting off slow, so I am sure you will catch me at some point before we get to Carolina. See you on the trail.
  22. Thread: AT Thru Hike

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    Like EZ, I too am leaving from Springer on the...

    Like EZ, I too am leaving from Springer on the first week of April. I will have a Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock with a Never Winter 30 bag, a NeoAir in the sleeve and some reflectix under my bag. I...
  23. Been on this AT section during the time of year...

    Been on this AT section during the time of year of your planned trip. Couple of things to be aware of.

    The section between Harpers Creek Shelter and the top of Three Ridges is rocky. With the...
  24. Had mine out last Presidents Day weekend with...

    Had mine out last Presidents Day weekend with this same set up in 7F weather and winds at 20mph. I have a 30F bag that I sleep inside the hammock. No problems except my nose. Warm without an UQ. It...
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    Bridge Hammock Photo Allowed?

    Gee,

    I see all these gathered end hammock shots and they are great. Just thought a few shots of a BMBH may add some variety. You will see on the last shot, I love the fact that when it is wet...
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    JRB Spreader bar option

    Keith,

    I measured my spreader bars for the JRB system. They are a split bar system that would make it easier to get into your pack. When put together;

    End to end put together - 32"
    From...
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    Wow Keith!

    That set up really looks kool. You know I am going to have to see this first hand. Where did you get the spreader bar? I am wondering if one of the JRB split bars would fit.

    Give me a call. It...
  28. Great video production. Like the way it was done...

    Great video production. Like the way it was done to emphasize the effort. Trail looks great and not too steep. Is this the trail that takes off north of the GAP? May want to try this soon.
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    BMBH / Gathered In Hammock Example

    If you wondered what the difference between a gathered end hammock and a Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock might look like, go to the Trip Report section and look up the Video:US 60 to James River that I...
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    Video: AT from US 60 to James River

    Friends,

    Well, Tinman did a great job again. Click on the link and you will see why I love the AT like I do. He finished his last publication of our trip in July. Wow.

    In this video, you...
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    "Did you find any comfort downsides using the...

    "Did you find any comfort downsides using the pad? Sweat or condensation? Obviously shoulder comfort was improved, but what about over all comfort? Any decrease? About the same, better?

    Using...
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    I want to weigh in on the original "bad review"...

    I want to weigh in on the original "bad review" question.

    When I first got my BMBH, I took it out in Feb on the AT in Va. I took it out with a MWUQ and slept warm, but did not like the shoulder...
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    You would think that the pairing connection of...

    You would think that the pairing connection of the PN 60 is the same pairing connection to a smart phone..., but it is not. The smartphone pairs with Bluetooth. On the PN 60 / communicator...
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    Withdrawn - Spot w/ PN60

    Removed from request.
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    Interested

    Seeing I own a JRB BMBH....I am kinda partial, but interested in the results. Thanks for going through the effort.
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    Welcome from Hampton, VA

    Welcome from Hampton, VA
  37. Wow...., I sent out this request last night and...

    Wow...., I sent out this request last night and got a lot of responses. So far, the AARN pack is where I would see the best option. I am hiking with a set of RibzWear and an Osprey Pack and I will...
  38. Its raining and you need to keep the pack dry.....

    .....as you put up your fly.

    Okay, been mulling this over for a bit and wondered how I would arrive at a camp site while it is raining and get my fly up, keep the pack dry and then get the...
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    Fireside Hikes - Mt. Pleasant Trip

    I was not on this trip, but my buddies from Fireside Hikes went out over the Memorial Day weekend. TinMan got his hammock out and took some magnificant pictures and put them to music on You Tube. ...
  40. Please keep me in the loop for a definite hang...

    Please keep me in the loop for a definite hang date and location. I am in Hampton, VA but would consider anything within a five hour drive. I am a member of the Tidewater ATC and do some work with...
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    BA Pad will never be far away

    Billy Bob,

    I have tried the BMBH with just the MWUQ and no pad. Did not like it almost to the point that I was upset with my purchase of the BMBH. However, once I slid the Big Agnes pad in the...
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    I have to say, the sleeve on the original BMBH is...

    I have to say, the sleeve on the original BMBH is wonderful. Please keep in mind, it is all about the comfort of sleep and the ease of getting in and out. I find once the Big Agnes pad is inflated...
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    Just finished the best night of hammock camping...

    Just finished the best night of hammock camping EVER at Pipesteam State Park in WV during the annual meeting of the Great Eastern Trail. I swear by the comfort of my BMBH with the pad inserted into...
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    Whole patch with seam sealer?

    I deployed my no seeum netting last night on my BMBH for the first time. I woke up and started to break down my hammock and noticed a small whole. I was no where near any flame embers that could...
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    Rock Grommet? For the side pull outs - has any...

    Rock Grommet?

    For the side pull outs - has any one tried a rock grommet instead of having to mess with the Grip clips? Seems as we try to minimize all the extra stuff we carry onto the trail, the...
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    Trip Report - Well, just like I thought, the...

    Trip Report -

    Well, just like I thought, the BMBH is a great hammock. It was a different sleep than the gathered end hammock, but I was sleeping on my side both nights. One thing I do like is...
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    FiresideHikes.com

    Going out to try my JRB Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock for the first time on the AT. You can track the trip via the website above....courtesy of Spot Communicator.
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    Valentine Pranksters....

    .....surprise a new owner of a BMBH!

    Well, I have studied and analyzed my decision to purchase a Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock for some time, and finally came to the point where I was going to pull...
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    Tarp up first?

    Any idea if you can hang the tarp first in case it was raining? I am thinking you could still use the normal rope and attach the carabiners to the rope and get the tarp deployed first. Then come...
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    Sticky: Fullcount added???

    I think, in Hampton, VA
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