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    I've a Warbonnet with foot box on the right, but...

    I've a Warbonnet with foot box on the right, but I'll bet I spend half the time laying shoulders right/feet left, and it seems to work fine. I wouldn't worry...
  2. Thread: Great service

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    The Jacks are great! And they're the first to...

    The Jacks are great! And they're the first to say "Go Navy, Beat Army!"
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    Take if from an old guy...Hammocks is about no...

    Take if from an old guy...Hammocks is about no bad backs...
  4. Insurance in the outofdoors? Yikes,...

    Insurance in the outofdoors? Yikes, whassthadabout?
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    Probably everyone's different on this subject. ...

    Probably everyone's different on this subject. I'm 6'1". I use short stuff on the bottom (UQ) to save weight, and long stuff on top, because I can "snuggle." Standard might be fine, but long is...
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    Nope, just a real ugly rescue dog with a God...

    Nope, just a real ugly rescue dog with a God awful under bite and very few redeeming characteristics. I think he is what they call a Shiranian- some Pom and some Shih Tzu. Not always housebroken yet...
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    And we wonder why so many places don't like...

    And we wonder why so many places don't like hammocks...
  8. Just plain good news! Keep up the hard work.

    Just plain good news! Keep up the hard work.
  9. What do you need with a club?

    What do you need with a club?
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    I've used descender rings without fail for years....

    I've used descender rings without fail for years. First, I like having them as kit for other uses, and second, they work great with dyneema line (for me, at least). Slippage depends on the number...
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    Well done vid, music well chosen and with no...

    Well done vid, music well chosen and with no words, got a good feeling for the people and place.
  12. If you're gonna fall down a mountain, its a good...

    If you're gonna fall down a mountain, its a good thing to have good friends with you. Heck of a deal. Reminds us all, as Phil Esterhaus said, "Be careful out there." Thanks to our HF boys for...
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    I'm calling multiple fouls here, and as a...

    I'm calling multiple fouls here, and as a licensed referee, I know I'm right!

    Item #1-Parabola...I'm good with that curve, and figured your diagram was approximate in any case. And I'm sure...
  14. Thread: ground sheet

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    I just use a 50 gal size plastic trash bag. When...

    I just use a 50 gal size plastic trash bag. When the wx gets wet and blowey, I can put stuff in it to keep it dry.
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    Watched it three times, thought I had it, decided...

    Watched it three times, thought I had it, decided I didn't...perhaps a vocal egg, but probably I'm just an old pilot who can't hear clearly. Don't tell my grandkids, but I give..."Uncle."
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    The UQ should be in contact with the hammock the...

    The UQ should be in contact with the hammock the UQ's entire length and breadth, meaning no "air pocket" underneath the hammock, so cold air in contact with the hammock would be just as hard a time...
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    I bought a Deluxe years ago. Great tarp. Then...

    I bought a Deluxe years ago. Great tarp. Then lots of comments about customer service in the OES forum going on for quite a while. My sense he he's great at making tarps, not so good at running a...
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    Wally's World sells the same w/o the metallic...

    Wally's World sells the same w/o the metallic side. Narrow, moves around under you in a single layer hammock, but work pretty well to 40 or so.
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    Just to add...I'm 6'1" and have a long Hudson...

    Just to add...I'm 6'1" and have a long Hudson River JRB with 2 ozs. overstuff. Had it for some years and its my go to, unless its really really cold or pretty dang warm. Even though a draw string...
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    Just to add...I'm 6'1" and have a long Hudson...

    Just to add...I'm 6'1" and have a long Hudson River with 2 ozs. overstuff. Had it for some years and its my go to, unless its really really cold or pretty dang warm. Even though a draw string foot...
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    Such a big question. From the Bay Area to San...

    Such a big question. From the Bay Area to San Diego there are 3 main routes. Hwy1 on the coast, by 100 times the best drive and the longest time wise. State Parks along the way, and around Big Sur...
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    Agree with keeping wet and dry things separate,...

    Agree with keeping wet and dry things separate, but I really like getting a tarp over my head before I pull out dry things. Setting up a hammock and quilts is a lot more work than a tarp. I keep...
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    See thru? Heck, I've got a pre-production one,...

    See thru? Heck, I've got a pre-production one, and its camo all right...can't hardly see it. Pic attached and it really blends into the background... I think Adam and Jenny did a terrific job, but...
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    I can say this with pride as a hammocker, that...

    I can say this with pride as a hammocker, that the truth about hammokers is you won't find a bunch of people more committed to laziness, sloth, inaction and sleep. Even when doing something that...
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    Bigger tarp mo' bettah. Little tarp nice for...

    Bigger tarp mo' bettah. Little tarp nice for hiking, big tarp nice for rain.
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    You do the math and I watch. I find myself...

    You do the math and I watch. I find myself looking to find an error. Bad habit, especially when I'm dealing with someone who knows the math. Your formulae on finding the number of hanging...
  27. I put the ridgeline under my CF tarp when I...

    I put the ridgeline under my CF tarp when I expect a calm night, over when I expect wind, for the reasons above. With my OES tarp, I just pull from the center pulls, no continuous ridgeline. Its a...
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    I spent quite a few years in this biz. DHL was...

    I spent quite a few years in this biz. DHL was the pioneer on international shipments and probably still has better political connections because of its long roots in the biz. USPS uses...
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    Hmmm...I come from a time when men shared a...

    Hmmm...I come from a time when men shared a locker room (likewise ladies, I'm told), so the notion of slipping out of and into dans la vue des autres interests me less than how cold I get and how...
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    Thank you Brandon

    Want to say "Thanks" to Brandon and let everyone who doesn't already know what kind of good guy he is. I tore a hole in my 7 year old Blackbird a week ago (my fault) and asked Brandon for some...
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    We mostly write in English on HF, so good luck to...

    We mostly write in English on HF, so good luck to you lads, and go LFC.
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    LW--If you've no experience camping, then think...

    LW--If you've no experience camping, then think basics and learn from experience, because you will not get what's right for you from a book or us. Hammoking is a little different than on the ground,...
  33. This is a perspective thing, I reckon...I'm 64. ...

    This is a perspective thing, I reckon...I'm 64. A couple years ago, I'm taking a day walk over hill and dale on watershed lands and am about 8 miles into a 10 mile walk, when the about 30 year old...
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    I like the comparison options, like at REI, where...

    I like the comparison options, like at REI, where you can click several items and see where they differ. I think that would work especially well for different fabric types...
  35. I sense a profound campfire conversation......

    I sense a profound campfire conversation... "longhorns?...shorthorns?...or was they medium horns..." a la an old commercial..
  36. Ahm goin ta git in trouble here, but...if you...

    Ahm goin ta git in trouble here, but...if you type "mapleking.com" into google, the first item listed...well, it sure ain't a Hickery, brother.
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    Wow! I was just reading about the R2AK earlier...

    Wow! I was just reading about the R2AK earlier this evening, and then came upon this thread. Rowing?! So, rain is regular that part of the world, and weight not critical, so synthetic. But the...
  38. Your alone vids remind me--take a John Muir book,...

    Your alone vids remind me--take a John Muir book, like " My First Summer..." and you'll commune like a King!
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    [QUOTE=mojeb21;1517384]my back isn't what it used...

    [QUOTE=mojeb21;1517384]my back isn't what it used to be and i cant stay comfortable for long periods of time. ]

    Hmmm...My WBBB solves my back problem. Twerk it gardening or golf, and a nap in it...
  40. Last time I hiked it was years ago...BHT (Before...

    Last time I hiked it was years ago...BHT (Before Hammock Time), so don't know.
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    The world is full of fallacies and we all get...

    The world is full of fallacies and we all get mis-directed. My kid bought a house in the woods and I went there to help fix it up. Told him I would hang my hammock outside, thank you very much. He...
  42. Beautiful walk, but they (the State) want you to...

    Beautiful walk, but they (the State) want you to reserve a camping space...Lots of different micro climates--chapparel, redwoods, coastal. You'll love it.
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    I think everyone's different. I find that the UQ...

    I think everyone's different. I find that the UQ and warmth underneath is more important that topside insulation...but that's just me.
  44. Perhaps off your thread, but this nails it. What...

    Perhaps off your thread, but this nails it. What kind of deal is it when you want to "get a way from it all" and you need to make reservations? Yowh! I have considered myself a stealth camper for...
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    I'll just add two things, maybe only worth 2c. ...

    I'll just add two things, maybe only worth 2c. First, the best thing you can do with kids and dogs is take them with you whenever--meaning always--you can. Broadens their perspective, teaches them...
  46. I'm 6'1'' in the WBBB and fit fine. Its #1 in my...

    I'm 6'1'' in the WBBB and fit fine. Its #1 in my book.
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    You held your camera high. Well done! I've never...

    You held your camera high. Well done! I've never seen a mountain lion, so I'm not a pro on this, but I've been told, and would guess this applies to you, Fronkey; that when you first see a mountain...
  48. Congratulations! I've wondered about this...

    Congratulations! I've wondered about this before, but just couldn't believe the spreaders would manage the forces that well. Well done!
  49. Thread: Miscalculations

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    Miscalculations

    Here's my latest...

    Set the hammock up in the back yard between a couple trees because its a hot evening and use it that night. Leave it up the next day thinking it might fit the bill again....
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    I've had bears sniff me at night, a cub licked me...

    I've had bears sniff me at night, a cub licked me once at night, and I lost most of a week's food and a damaged pack to (I think) a bear in Yosemite high country--that was a real pain. So, nowadays,...
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