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    +1 on the Ridgerunner. I'm a side switching to...

    +1 on the Ridgerunner. I'm a side switching to back sleeper at home. The wife thinks I have apnea but the tests disagree. You might find that back sleeping in the hammock works for you. I sleep...
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    Yep.....I bought a roll in bright yellow and...

    Yep.....I bought a roll in bright yellow and orange. It makes pretty great tarp lines. The texture and stiffness makes it hold knots well. It also grabs well against zing-it for prussick and...
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    I had the cloudburst and sold it off in favor of...

    I had the cloudburst and sold it off in favor of the SF. As already mentioned the ridgeline for each is exactly the same so with/without the doors you're getting the same coverage at the ends. ...
  4. It will work OK. If you have a newer model then...

    It will work OK. If you have a newer model then it has a short loop of webbing under the fabric covers on the ends (old ones had holes melted through the folded fabric). Adding continuous loops...
  5. Not much to report. A quick hike in Friday...

    Not much to report. A quick hike in Friday evening after hitting Chick-Fil-A for some on the road dinner. The whole purpose of which was to grab some honey packets to have with breakfast this...
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    That's $70 of pure misery. Take a pass!!! My...

    That's $70 of pure misery. Take a pass!!! My first ever hammock was one from a yard sale. I thought I'd found a bargain at $10. Heavy, damp, you have to lay like a banana because of the size/cut....
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    Ditto....I got a "pawley's island" or something...

    Ditto....I got a "pawley's island" or something like that cheap hammock a few years ago. I don't believe it came with any kind of suspension for the $20 or so. It's a bit too short for anything but...
  8. Sweet.....I've been looking to make either a pack...

    Sweet.....I've been looking to make either a pack liner for those really wet weather trips or maybe a cuben food bag. My DIY skills are kind of lacking and my patience even less. I'll leave both of...
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    I've been waiting for my Explorer UL to die...

    I've been waiting for my Explorer UL to die before I move into an XLC. The regular Blackbird is just a little short. I want to "upgrade" to a double layer for a bit more bug protection (important...
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    I'm sure you can get some quality gear from a...

    I'm sure you can get some quality gear from a variety of sources in a hurry but you might want to just hold up. Buying items just because you can get them quickly is about as bad as making purchases...
  11. Every tree is a bathroom...:lol: Occasionally...

    Every tree is a bathroom...:lol: Occasionally you'll stumble upon the remains of a lazy hiker who's sewn a bunch of "paper flowers". Back into the palmetto bushes where it's too thick to hang...
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    There are lots of tips on weight savings on here...

    There are lots of tips on weight savings on here but it will take quite a bit of time researching. For options on hammock gear it's best to be able to "try before you buy" so get to a few hangs if...
  13. Several of my paddling friends have been talking...

    Several of my paddling friends have been talking about a trip like this for a while. We've done the Santa Fe down to the Suwanee several times. Once you get into that area though you're looking at...
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    Poll: Are you sure the spray was actually getting into...

    Are you sure the spray was actually getting into your gloves or you just have really sweaty hands? What do the instructions on the bottle/box say about contact?
  15. If all goes well I'll be headed up right after...

    If all goes well I'll be headed up right after work. I'm hoping to hit the Pat's Island trailhead by about 5:30, maybe 6 if I stop for some dinner on the way.
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    I had the mod 3 done to both my HH models several...

    I had the mod 3 done to both my HH models several years ago. Actually, that's the change that got me into hammocking. Prior to that trying to wrestle a sleeping bag through the silly velcro slot...
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    Safety pins?? Run a small one through the screen...

    Safety pins?? Run a small one through the screen and webbing. Unless you really cinch up the shock cord I have a feeling anything as heavy as a headlamp is going to sag down to your face. At least...
  18. Thread: Hello

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    Welcome....I take my boys camping about once a...

    Welcome....I take my boys camping about once a month when the weather cools down. I always stay in the hammock, even if I have to drag a stand along. The boys are still ground dwellers but I'm...
  19. FS: I had one of the pre-2011 models that was just...

    I had one of the pre-2011 models that was just shy of 1/4" thick. It was more of a hand-axe. I re-gifted it at the FL Hang 2 years ago. I didn't realize they fixed that issue.
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    I don't have any of the warbonnet quilts but I've...

    I don't have any of the warbonnet quilts but I've found most of the cottage vendor products are pretty conservative with their temp ratings. If you are a "warm" sleeper you will probably be OK so...
  21. FS: Is the kind of splotchy finish on the blade just...

    Is the kind of splotchy finish on the blade just the mineral oil or is that actually the bluing?? Why are you parting with it (buyer's remorse, etc)? I had a Condor Bushlore but that blade was just...
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    Interesting....I've had Hennessy Hammocks for...

    Interesting....I've had Hennessy Hammocks for years and never noticed they even made an asym/sym hex tarp. If you notice on their site they only make the silnylon version in the "asym" version. If...
  23. What kind of cord are you using for the...

    What kind of cord are you using for the prussics?? Zing-it doesn't bite against itself really well. I picked up some Atwood "micro-cord" a while back and switched over to that. The smaller size,...
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    I haven't seen a consolidated list. If you dig...

    I haven't seen a consolidated list. If you dig through the "outings" section there are a lot of good trip reports for many different areas. Unfortunately, the trip reports aren't organized...
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    +1 on the earplugs. Even the "soothing" sounds...

    +1 on the earplugs. Even the "soothing" sounds of the woods will tend to keep me up some nights. At home it's just the "woosh" of the ceiling fan and the AC kicking on and off. The woods are loud...
  26. Hitchhike or arrange a shuttle. A 30+ mile road...

    Hitchhike or arrange a shuttle. A 30+ mile road walk doesn't sound like fun. I think those are about your options other than a taxi (Uber??). Maybe call the folks at the hostel in High Springs for...
  27. Thread: UQ Freezing

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    Curious....cold all over or just in spots (feet,...

    Curious....cold all over or just in spots (feet, bottom, shoulders)? That might help narrow down the problem. If you're just "cold all over" then maybe you simply need more insulation and/or to...
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    Yep, I use my poles. I don't know what the...

    Yep, I use my poles. I don't know what the actual distance ends up being (about 14' I think). That's my 6' wingspan + a pair of 4.5' poles - overlap at the grips. I can work with a longer/shorter...
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    When I take along the bridge the suspension and...

    When I take along the bridge the suspension and bugnet are integrated so it's kind of hard to break things down. Also, I typically use a pad instead of an underquilt but sometimes use a topquilt...
  30. Howdy, I spent a few weeks in Montgomery...

    Howdy,
    I spent a few weeks in Montgomery about 3 years ago. The commute up/back took me around/through Dothan but I don't think that was more than a stop for gas. Lucky for you, there's IT...
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    Ah, you should have just had it sent to the Deid....

    Ah, you should have just had it sent to the Deid. I rigged up a stand in my room in BPC and slept like a baby in a DIY tablecloth hammock. I did get strange looks as folks walked by to the laundry...
  32. Thread: Summer Camping

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    I bought a fan a while back to combat the heat. ...

    I bought a fan a while back to combat the heat. I may have to drag it along on the "no underquilt hang" next month if the temps are what I'm expecting. I realized today that sleeping in a damp...
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    Too bad but good to know. I had a friend of mine...

    Too bad but good to know. I had a friend of mine make a pair of the jungle blanket UQs for my kids and they turned out really nice. I had my friend add some extra loops so I can double them up if...
  34. EEeeek....I really want to get out in the woods,...

    EEeeek....I really want to get out in the woods, even in these temps. My new ULA pack is just hanging in the shed waiting to see some trail time. I've got to check my class schedule to see if I'm...
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    The only way you're going to not end up impaled...

    The only way you're going to not end up impaled is adding some kind of ridgepole. This is going to be a super short setup so if you're over 5' I think whatever hammock will fit is going to be...
  36. Ski bag!!! That sounds like a great idea. I'll...

    Ski bag!!! That sounds like a great idea. I'll probably have a hard time sourcing a secondhand one here in FL. Maybe a water-ski bag??
  37. Sounds like a blast but the mountain weather is...

    Sounds like a blast but the mountain weather is pretty unpredictable. Pack for at least a good 10F colder than you're expecting. The forecast always seems to center around the towns and the temps...
  38. My DIY skills are limited but I did that a few...

    My DIY skills are limited but I did that a few years ago. I sewed two lines of stitching to "seal" the edges of the new split. then I cut between the two lines of stitching and sewed on some...
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    I "cook" under the tarp all the time when the...

    I "cook" under the tarp all the time when the weather is bad but that's just boiling water and dumping in a bag. In fact, my other hiking buddies had to hide out under there with me in a rainstorm. ...
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    Hey....don't leave us all in suspense. What did...

    Hey....don't leave us all in suspense. What did you purchase and why??

    Welcome to the forums!!
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    Yep...I slept in mine for 6 months on my last...

    Yep...I slept in mine for 6 months on my last deployment. I brought it along to lounge in but had a hard time finding a good outdoor hanging spot and it's crazy hot in the sandbox. I scrounged up...
  42. Knock on wood....no ridgepole bending yet. I'm...

    Knock on wood....no ridgepole bending yet. I'm using one of the "tubing splicer" I picked up with the L-brackets in addition to the swaged connection. I also cut one of the legs but left a swaged...
  43. Thread: Best for me?

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    I believe you should be able to see the vendor...

    I believe you should be able to see the vendor section. There are lots of good options to explore (Hennessy, clark, claytor, warbonnet, dream, bias, DD, etc). It's just like shopping for any other...
  44. Welcome to the madness. It sounds like you've...

    Welcome to the madness. It sounds like you've got a good start on comfort off the ground. Don't forget about insulation to prevent the dreaded "cold butt syndrome". I think you've already figured...
  45. Thread: Best for me?

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    Keep looking.... It sounds like you need to...

    Keep looking....
    It sounds like you need to get to a local hang and try out some other options. If you're interested in hiking/backpacking you've chosen a couple of the heavier options on the...
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    Hmmm....maybe have that "someone" buy him a new...

    Hmmm....maybe have that "someone" buy him a new whoopie. Just a thought. It might be salvaged but you'll need some kind of small hook and a lot of patience.
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    Great report. Another recent thread here talks...

    Great report. Another recent thread here talks about lightening your load because most folks "carry their fears" and that's spot on. I've only recently tried to become more ruthless about what I...
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    Goo Gone "Extreme".....it's the citrus oil plus...

    Goo Gone "Extreme".....it's the citrus oil plus some random "petroleum distillates". I used this to remove sap from a fleece jacket I thought was a total loss (I leaned back against a tree). It...
  49. Wow, I like those aluminum mast sections. I've...

    Wow, I like those aluminum mast sections. I've got a set of the camo-netting poles but I've got the same problem. No off-the-shelf brackets fit them. I made a set from some Sch80 proven to be...
  50. DEET can be some nasty stuff. A paddling buddy...

    DEET can be some nasty stuff. A paddling buddy was splashing on the Ben's 100 like it was aftershave. He dosed up then grabbed his canoe paddle. It melted the finish and left an outline of every...
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