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    A quick look at both Campmor & Campsaver shows...

    A quick look at both Campmor & Campsaver shows they have ground based bug nets, from $30 (9 ozs.) up to $100+. Enjoy your hammock of choice where appropriate. Use a ground net w/ hammock fly when/if...
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    Like you, I was warned the hammock body is...

    Like you, I was warned the hammock body is vulnerable to damage on the ground which can have grave consequences. It was suggested to consider a separate bug net (only) when going to the ground, and I...
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    shortbread dunnit! Some of the comfort...

    shortbread dunnit!

    Some of the comfort profiles I've read on vendor sites lead me to believe Sasquatch was a customer and provided favorable feedback!
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    I sure appreciate the feedback and ideas. I knew...

    I sure appreciate the feedback and ideas. I knew going into this purchase that some of the appropriate size estimates and comfort are theoretical and subjective at best. Not sure where you would even...
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    Dual purpose refers to going to the ground. I...

    Dual purpose refers to going to the ground. I don't want to be forced into one application or the other. Safety on the water and convenience are both jeopardized if you're forced to continue...
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    I know there's a lot of low cost options out...

    I know there's a lot of low cost options out there, but I've got something pretty specific in mind (dual use), which limits selection. There's a lot of bigger hammocks on the market but they just...
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    I've tried the stuff sack under my knees and it...

    I've tried the stuff sack under my knees and it certainly helps, but......rather not have to go that route all the time. I figure I had to start somewhere if I'm going to make a go of hammocks, and...
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    Thanks much! Your comment "works well on shorter...

    Thanks much! Your comment "works well on shorter hammocks" says it all. Guess I didn't realize it would ultimately approach quantum physics in it's application (40 pg thread, and I read it all!). I'm...
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    short 6-8" "spreader bar" help or hurt?

    I was wondering if anyone is currently using a short (4"-8"??) "spreader bar" after the end channel, before attaching to their suspension of choice to help flatten the lie? I saw it mentioned in a...
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    Day 3 of fiddlin' with the Switchback. Still...

    Day 3 of fiddlin' with the Switchback. Still can't rid it completely of the knee hyper extension without putting a stuff sack under my knees. Took a two hour nap on my side so I'm comfortable enough...
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    I sure appreciate the feedback especially from...

    I sure appreciate the feedback especially from passinthru since it's first hand info from another tall guy. I really want to stay with a design that transfers to the ground well before moving to an...
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    Which Clark is best for tall user?

    6'5" x 260 and looking for a hammock with attached net, capable of ground bivy without too much fuss, and nightime temp range from 30F to 80F. Mostly in the 50-70F range. Often with high heat/humidty...
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    6'4" x 260 in a Switchback 1.9 Dbl???

    First timer, looking to purchase. Tried the WBBB but just too short (calf ridge) to get comfortable enough to sleep. Close but no cigar. I sure like the features (bivy setup) of the Switchback 1.9...
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    I appreciate all the advice. adkphoto's...

    I appreciate all the advice. adkphoto's comments/idea make the most sense to me. I also thought something along the lines of a larger bridge hammock with a heavier (oxford nylon?) bottom, a bug net...
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    The Paddlers Dream Hammock...Doesn't exist!

    It's been a frustrating search. Most everything is geared towards backpacking needs/wants. Size and weight are good qualities but paddlers are not ounce concious. The boat carries the weight except...
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    Long time kayaker, first time hanger. Just...

    Long time kayaker, first time hanger. Just ordered my first hammock with hopes of replacing the tent/ground setup used when kayaking. Sea kayaking along varied coastlines could present "challenges"...
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    thanks for the welcome

    Thanks to all for the warm welcome. I'm sure I'll learn a lot from all of you. Happy paddling!
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    Greetings from Michigan

    Just wanted to thank all members of the forum for the education. I'm afraid the Black Friday sales have indulged a new addiction. I took the plunge in a big way and am now firmly committed. My first...
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    Thanks to HF from Michigan

    Just wanted to thank the Forum members for presenting so much valuable information concerning hammock camping. I have been a life long (now 60 years young) 4 season back country camper via kayak,...
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