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  1. I don't think I made the reservations yet, I'll...

    I don't think I made the reservations yet, I'll look tonight and post some dates. I'll start a new thread for this year.

    It is definitely on though!

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  2. Thread: How popular is it?

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    It depends on how good an ambassador for hammock...

    It depends on how good an ambassador for hammock camping you are!
    I routinely have between 30-50 people on my yearly hunt. When I went full time hammock in 2002-2003 I was the only one. Last year...
  3. My underquilt is 0 and my topquilt is 25; a...

    My underquilt is 0 and my topquilt is 25; a little overkill for my area but I hate being cold, and I have used them to 15 (coldest night).

    My reasoning was that I could supplement my topquilt...
  4. In the winter, for me, would be Big Bend National...

    In the winter, for me, would be Big Bend National Park. Lots of 4 wheel trails, lots of hiking, desert, mountains and the Rio Grand; not much in the way of traditional fall colors, but a great desert...
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    I have a (semi) permanent ridge line on mine. I...

    I have a (semi) permanent ridge line on mine. I built it with a UCR so I can adjust the ridgeline easily for longer or shorter hammocks to maximize the strut angle for each. Plus, this is my first...
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    I agree, the whole things shifts when you first...

    I agree, the whole things shifts when you first load it, it knda settles into perfection. The simple loop attachment is way easier and way simpler, also easier to fix in the filed if needed.
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    We would be happy to Uncle Mike, just let me know...

    We would be happy to Uncle Mike, just let me know when your tribe can come over and we'll get 'er done. The conduit is $28 per stand and we can get it locally at Winkley's just down the road. Bring...
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    I made it big for the tarp, but yeah, it works...

    I made it big for the tarp, but yeah, it works for a really comfy lay with the hammock almost perfectly level. Its huge, but I have a truck, so no worries.

    Artisanal, that's funny, malleable...
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    Well, I'm no mathmagician like y'all, but I built...

    Well, I'm no mathmagician like y'all, but I built a tensahedron stand today.

    115" between the holes, 120" oal, works like a champ!

    I used soft copper tube to make the grommets/eyelets, I just...
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    Actual usefulness? It will keep you dry, and...

    Actual usefulness? It will keep you dry, and that's about all it will do.

    For those who haven't been dry under one haven't taken the time to set it up properly; others have given good...
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    I'm in the same boat, shoulder damage when I was...

    I'm in the same boat, shoulder damage when I was young (and bulletproof) has caused me to have shoulder pain when I get shoulder squeeze in my hammock. I start off okay, but the pain gets bad enough...
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    Even though I live in Central Texas, I went with...

    Even though I live in Central Texas, I went with the 0 under quilt; I hate being cold! Like others have said, I carry a little more weight sometimes, but I don't have to plan out the cold nights...
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    7hanks Blue Spot, that is pretty cool!

    7hanks Blue Spot, that is pretty cool!
  14. The Potomac by Arrowhead Equipment is built for...

    The Potomac by Arrowhead Equipment is built for Hennessey Hammocks, in fact, it was the first synthetic built for them and is what started the Kick *** quilt line back in the day.

    The three...
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    I used pads for years; they aren't bad if you can...

    I used pads for years; they aren't bad if you can manage the dampness and the slipperiness of a pad.

    I never mined the dampness but I used moisture wicking things like a fleece SPE, wool sleeping...
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    The JRB 10 x 11 tarp has both, cat cut sides and...

    The JRB 10 x 11 tarp has both, cat cut sides and straight cut sides; why settle when you can have both?
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    Yes, it is noticeable, and by quite a bit. I...

    Yes, it is noticeable, and by quite a bit.

    I started with a pad, then a SPE, then a double layer and now quilts. For pure warmth to $ ratio it is hard to beat pads.

    I never noticed any...
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    I would weigh it for you, but my scale is no...

    I would weigh it for you, but my scale is no worky right now. I'm not that concerned with weight, but here is the website with weight if you want to check it out. ...
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    My New River is the 0 degree model, I've had it...

    My New River is the 0 degree model, I've had it to 12 degrees with my Owyhee (not sure which temp rating) and normal clothing for that temp. My Owyhee is either the 30 degree or the 15 degree model,...
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    You have to be comfortable in your own skin, once...

    You have to be comfortable in your own skin, once that is mastered the rest is easy.

    I don't take electronics on the trail or the in the woods, I'm out there to get away from that stuff. I used...
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    I'm a big fan of simple is better, and a bit of a...

    I'm a big fan of simple is better, and a bit of a knot purist, so I would opt for just the tie outs on the tarp with the shock cord larksheaded or looped through that.

    But no, there is nor...
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    Have a plan to go to ground for her if needed....

    Have a plan to go to ground for her if needed. When introducing someone new to the outdoors I always take a small solo tent and ground pad. I know it is sacrilege to say this, but not everyone is...
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    So 4 years this year, outstanding gear. I will be...

    So 4 years this year, outstanding gear. I will be ordering Gage's set pretty soon. It's a big day in a boy's life when he gets a new set of quilts!
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    Summer is my busy season, so even though I don't...

    Summer is my busy season, so even though I don't post much I still watch your videos like a fiend looking for a fix!
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    Molly Mac Pack, 8 years and still going strong!

    This is my eighth year using the MMP system, my family has three of them, one for each of us.

    Eight seasons is no small feat for me, I'm notoriously rough on gear, but my MMP just keeps going,...
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    Underquilt stays connected to the hammock, it...

    Underquilt stays connected to the hammock, it goes in a sylnylon stuff sack, top quilt goes in another; then they get lashed to my Molly Mac Pack. I use a pack cover for rain and I have two compactor...
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    Owyee and New River long term review...

    I have been going through all my gear recently, you know, deciding on upgrades, culling the less worthy, and just reliving some memories. Some of my stuff is DIY but much more is from vendors the...
  28. Almost forgot, my number is: 512-525-7299 ...

    Almost forgot, my number is:

    512-525-7299

    Call if you need anything, the boat will be on the water at about 1230 hrs.
  29. I will leave that to those who are actually...

    I will leave that to those who are actually hiking. I will be at camp around 1300 setting up.
  30. Officially I have 17 down as going from both here...

    Officially I have 17 down as going from both here and the facebook page; more than half have paid into the group Paypal Pool.
    I will be securing the food tonight for the hike.

    Rabbit Alfredo on...
  31. Also, I'm not doing a sign up sheet this year,...

    Also, I'm not doing a sign up sheet this year, just post here or in the Texas Hammock Hangers facebook group and I will keep everything straight (yea, right!).
  32. Okay, two weeks and counting; clean off the gear,...

    Okay, two weeks and counting; clean off the gear, tape up the holes, kiss your loved ones goodbye and make sure your life insurance is paid up!

    I have a PayPal account set up for this years money...
  33. If you can't hike it all, I will pick you up in...

    If you can't hike it all, I will pick you up in the boat, no worries; I can also take your gear so you can hike farther on your own. Teens are allowed and welcomed, but there will be adult beverages...
  34. Texas, Lake Goergetown, April 6-9 Brute's Goodwater Death March!

    Now that the Frozen Butt hang is in the books; it is time to start planning the next adventure!

    Brute's Goodwater Death March is next on my list, and I hope you add it to your list.

    The...
  35. What a weekend! First though here is the official...

    What a weekend! First though here is the official attendance list. TonyC, Pointer, Foulmouthedruffian, Nick, Paul, Tara, Flyakker, Amy, Gage, me and UncleMike (temporarily).

    Despite missing the...
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    A boatload of fun!
  37. My number, 512 525 7299

    My number, 512 525 7299
  38. Looks like I may be late for the Texas meet up,...

    Looks like I may be late for the Texas meet up, if I'm not there go ahead and get started, we will met you at camp cedar hollow.
  39. On another note, I might have screwed up for...

    On another note, I might have screwed up for Russell Park. You see, I THOUGHT I booked two sites, turns out I only booked one. Max number of occupants is 8. Now, we have camped here before and been...
  40. No worries, you know where we will be.

    No worries, you know where we will be.
  41. Roz picked up most of the food yesterday, I still...

    Roz picked up most of the food yesterday, I still need to get a few things I left off of the list. It looks like it will be about $20 per person for food for all the meals.

    Not long now!
  42. Brute's Goodwater Death March Rat +1 Uncle...

    Brute's Goodwater Death March
    Rat +1
    Uncle Mike
    Jollygreen
    Caveman
    Benger
    Tony C
    Cedric Mordrin
    Nick TX
    Pointer
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    The figure nine is being used as another...

    The figure nine is being used as another carabiner to create the truckers hitch; the working end just loops through the carabiner. Once it is tightened I use the other part of the figures nine to...
  44. The remote trailhead is pretty safe, I've never...

    The remote trailhead is pretty safe, I've never had my truck messed with there. You don't have to pay for parking at Tejas.

    Yes, minimal water, bring a filter. We will be camping at water every...
  45. Done... Brute's Goodwater Death March Rat +1...

    Done...

    Brute's Goodwater Death March
    Rat +1
    Uncle Mike
    Jollygreen
    Caveman
    Benger
    Tony C
    Cedric Mordrin
  46. Brute's Goodwater Death March Rat +1 Uncle...

    Brute's Goodwater Death March
    Rat +1
    Uncle Mike
    Jollygreen
    Caveman
    Benger
    Tony C
    Cedric Mordrin
    Nick TX
    Pointer
  47. Thread: Going to Ground???

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    Set up tarp (flying diamond, baker's hut, A-frame...

    Set up tarp (flying diamond, baker's hut, A-frame or whatever depending on weather), lay out poncho, lay out underquilt (doubled over) crawl in, top quilt on top. Simple...
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    Based on the number of hammocks we buy, I'm going...

    Based on the number of hammocks we buy, I'm going to say the one you are getting ready to order is the most comfortable; or at least we think it is!
  49. Absolutely, we would love to have you at the fire...

    Absolutely, we would love to have you at the fire on Saturday. And I know how you are around dutch ovens, so I will say this with grain of salt; I can handle the cooking if you just wanna hang out...
  50. I have also cleared my PM inbox, I apologize for...

    I have also cleared my PM inbox, I apologize for that; if you sent me a message, you can now resend it.
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