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    Poll: I MIGHT be able to make this one, depending on...

    I MIGHT be able to make this one, depending on the housing situation around January. Hoping to get to a couple of West coast hangs in the next year.
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    You're practically a veteran by now Kyle, you...

    You're practically a veteran by now Kyle, you should take over :D

    Just make sure you spend the ENTIRE night in your hammock this time :lol:
  3. just moved to the SF Bay Area a few weeks ago -...

    just moved to the SF Bay Area a few weeks ago - will definitely keep this in mind!
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    Just FYI - most of the people who have...

    Just FYI - most of the people who have historically planned most of the Colorado hangs have either moved away from the state or become less involved in the forums.

    Someone new is gonna need to...
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    You can inflate it pretty far inside of the...

    You can inflate it pretty far inside of the Ridgerunner. I recommend inflating it nearly all the way, and using it without the extra spacer for the head-end spreader. I found that combination to be...
  6. Philadelphia to Seattle road trip - advice/suggestions

    Hi all,
    MrsMustardman and I are going to be doing a long-distance move from Pennsylvania to Washington State, and we're thinking about extending the trip by a few days to work in some camping.
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    You really can't win - a guy bends over backwards...

    You really can't win - a guy bends over backwards to accommodate people and offer really personal, outstanding service, and others gripe about getting bumped down the list like they have been wronged...
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    This is probably a long shot - but did anyone...

    This is probably a long shot - but did anyone find a Spyderco pocket knife at this hang? I've been missing one of mine for a few weeks - I'm not even sure if it's the one I was carrying that...
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    I posted this in the other thread, but it's worth...

    I posted this in the other thread, but it's worth re-posting here...


    I took a lot of pictures, but this one was one of my favorites. How many hammocks can you spot? (click on the picture for a...
  10. While this was my first MAHHA, I've organized...

    While this was my first MAHHA, I've organized some of the Colorado hangs, and generally somebody starts a thread in the "trip report" section of the forums. In fact, there's one there already,...
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    I had a great time getting to meet people, and...

    I had a great time getting to meet people, and even though I showed up late, and found out at the last minute, it was a great chance to go to an amazing hang. Thanks especially to all of the kind...
  12. Loading the car now, and we should be there in...

    Loading the car now, and we should be there in three hours or so. Looking forward to meeting the East Coast hammockers!
  13. I JUST moved back home to PA a few weeks ago, and...

    I JUST moved back home to PA a few weeks ago, and didn't realize the hang was so soon. We just started thinking about hammock hangs tonight, decided to check HF, and saw that the mega-hang is this...
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    Ok, let me clarify then - the only significant...

    Ok, let me clarify then - the only significant downside to a bridge that isn't ridiculously uncomfortable, claustrophobic, and utterly useless for my needs is that it requires more space between the...
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    I dunno about that... I absolutely hated the...

    I dunno about that... I absolutely hated the BMBH, but love my two WBRR's. The only significant downside to a bridge, for me, is the extra space needed between trees. Just because someone puts a...
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    He received free gear on the promise of a...

    He received free gear on the promise of a comprehensive review. Backing out now would pretty much confirm the prevalent suspicion that he is potentially taking advantage of the kindness of our...
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    the only thing I see coming is another year worth...

    the only thing I see coming is another year worth of excuses.
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    I used a Downmat in my Ridgerunner and it worked...

    I used a Downmat in my Ridgerunner and it worked quite well. Due to how thick the pad is, it raises you up quite a bit, which can make you feel slightly unstable. I suggest using the hammock with...
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    Unfortunately, life has been pretty crazy so I...

    Unfortunately, life has been pretty crazy so I haven't had much time to work on camping gear... or go camping, for that matter.
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    The shoulder comfort is a lot of why people...

    The shoulder comfort is a lot of why people prefer to haul a pig loaded with the extra 20 pounds of a portaledge compared to using a hammock. Big wallers are all kinds of insane, though, so you...
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    Welcome! As a fellow climber, but not much of a...

    Welcome! As a fellow climber, but not much of a big wall enthusiast, I've definitely heard of folks using hammocks as an alternative to portaledges. They typically use more purpose-built gear,...
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    I'd love to find a weekend sometime soon to get...

    I'd love to find a weekend sometime soon to get out before it gets warmer. I was bummed to miss the Winter Hang, especially given that I started the planning thread :lol:
  23. I'm not very confident I'll still be living in...

    I'm not very confident I'll still be living in Colorado in April, but if I am, I'd love to join up on this one. Sad to have missed the Winter hang.
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    Great trip report guys! This is the first time...

    Great trip report guys! This is the first time I've sat down in front of my home computer in a couple of weeks, and the first thing I did was go looking for the TR. It looks like a great time was...
  25. We have a single and a double layer. In the...

    We have a single and a double layer. In the single layer, I feel more stretch and prefer to have the extension in to raise me up a bit. In the double layer, I prefer it without the extension.
  26. I think Jeff was saying that any time in Feb...

    I think Jeff was saying that any time in Feb EXCEPT the last weekend is doable for him. I am turning out to be busy basically every weekend in Feb, so I will turn it over to you guys to handle the...
  27. I'm sold - if there are no objections, I think we...

    I'm sold - if there are no objections, I think we should hold it in Kenosha East campground, with the option to follow O&B to hang out a little further from the campground and cars if you so choose. ...
  28. Kenosha East was one of the places being...

    Kenosha East was one of the places being considered for the fall hang as well - if it's only a difference of a mile or so, we could perhaps plan the hang for Kenosha East, and those who want to be...
  29. I've been trying to wait for suggestions O&B, I...

    I've been trying to wait for suggestions O&B, I always just end up using Burning Bear again when I make the decisions... :D

    I like the looks of that Kenosha overlook, although some might be...
  30. Don't like the new regional trip planning subforums? Here's a workaround for you

    There has been a small minority of users who preferred the old setup, where all trip planning threads were in a single subforum. I happen to be familiar with a method that will allow people to view...
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    Holy crap you people are being overdramatic. ...

    Holy crap you people are being overdramatic. It's three or four extra subforums to check - heck, you can use an RSS reader to combine all of their streams into a single one. Get over it.

    I've...
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    No need to be hostile, now - this change benefits...

    No need to be hostile, now - this change benefits the vast majority of us who are not so fortunate as to be able to spend "more time in the trees than at the desk". I'm sure you can suffer through a...
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    Tell me about it - I used the same source as you...

    Tell me about it - I used the same source as you and got almost twice as many poles :lol:
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    With all these cheaper sources for the poles...

    With all these cheaper sources for the poles people are finding, I'm thinking you could build a MustardDog stand for about half as much as I paid for the materials for mine...

    D'oh!
  35. Brandon brought a truckload of quilts, hammocks,...

    Brandon brought a truckload of quilts, hammocks, and accessories to the Fall Hang. He sold several of us some new Ridgerunners, loaned out some hammocks and quilts for people to try, and let me use...
  36. I should also note that I'll be out of the...

    I should also note that I'll be out of the country for the first two weeks of Feb, so for me personally, either Jan or late-ish Feb is ideal.
  37. CO > Front Range > Jan-Feb: Fourth Annual Colorado Winter Hang Planning Thread

    Well, folks, it's about time to start our CO Winter Hang planning. Our 2012 Fall hang had temperatures dipping as low as 11F, but we're sticking with calling it a "fall hang", which means it's time...
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    I'll chime in here with my support for a...

    I'll chime in here with my support for a "regional" breakdown, ONLY IN THE TRIP PLANNING FORUM

    As others have mentioned, if you allow things other than trip-planning in regional-specific forums,...
  39. I would stick with the 1.1 double at your weight....

    I would stick with the 1.1 double at your weight. I've used other hammocks made from a single layer of 1.1 fabric and definitely noticed the stretch at around 200 pounds.

    For a Blackbird, in my...
  40. The only thing I dislike about the Ridgerunner is...

    The only thing I dislike about the Ridgerunner is that it moderately limits pitching options - it's both wider and longer than a normal gathered end hammock, so it's difficult to do things like...
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    The tarp space issue is basically the only reason...

    The tarp space issue is basically the only reason I haven't converted fulltime to the ridgerunner. Especially for me, where MrsMustardman and I like to hang together under the same tarp, it makes...
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    Welcome from another Colorado hanger - time to...

    Welcome from another Colorado hanger - time to organize another group hang? :D
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    tjm, all of those things are true of all bridge...

    tjm, all of those things are true of all bridge hammocks, not just the jacks' ;)
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    You don't have to hang the bug net very high on...

    You don't have to hang the bug net very high on the tree. I've connected it to the triangles on the suspension and it's been comfortably out of my face. The JRB netting pretty much goes straight,...
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    I've tried a Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock at a...

    I've tried a Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock at a group hang and wasn't a huge fan of it. It was a pretty solid hammock, but I preferred my gathered end hammocks.

    The Warbonnet Ridgerunner, however,...
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    4_dog_knight - he's talking about using the foam...

    4_dog_knight - he's talking about using the foam as a leg pad, to cover the area that's not normally covered by the Warbonnet Yeti underquilt.

    As a fellow Yeti owner, I can assure you that cold...
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    I emailed Brandon today, and it sounds like he...

    I emailed Brandon today, and it sounds like he sold out of the netless Ridgerunners pretty fast, and should be shipping a new batch of them pretty soon, so if you haven't gotten a shipping...
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    I've used the Blackbird on 80 degree Georgia...

    I've used the Blackbird on 80 degree Georgia nights, and once you pull out that under-insulation, you'd be surprised how well it cools you. The little bit of a wind block is much less important than...
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    Great video - really made me miss the southeast. ...

    Great video - really made me miss the southeast. I thought I glimpsed a few shots of Comfortably Numb, perhaps the best 5.9 in the state.

    If you enjoyed the bouldering there, I strongly recommend...
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    He has been CONSTANTLY posting pictures and...

    He has been CONSTANTLY posting pictures and descriptions, then deleting them. It's getting to the point where it's really screwed up several conversations, where people start discussing something,...
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