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    I have the dual door spindrift and I love it. ...

    I have the dual door spindrift and I love it. With the dual doors I can enter or exit from either side. I do get some condensation in less than 10F temperatures even if I leave the door zippers...
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    I use the metal figure 9s with 2.2 mm zing-it...

    I use the metal figure 9s with 2.2 mm zing-it continuous ridge line. The 1.75 mm zing-it does not hold well in the figure 9s but the 2.2 holds OK. i still add a slippery half hitch to make sure it...
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    Country Roads and I will be hiking from...

    Country Roads and I will be hiking from Shippenburg road parking lot to Tom's run shelter on Thurs. afternoon. Then into PGF on Fri. morning. Perhaps we'll run into you at Tom's run shelter.
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  4. Thread: WBRR owners

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    Be careful when shortening the dogbones. As you...

    Be careful when shortening the dogbones. As you shorten them you loose stability. I found that the foot end needs to longer than the head head end and the shortest I could go on the head end was...
  5. Thread: WBRR owners

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    I shortened mine to 12' between the apex...

    I shortened mine to 12' between the apex triangles (not the webbing strap cinch buckles). I just fits under my 12' RL tarp.
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    I use an adjustable RL on my ridgerunner. If you...

    I use an adjustable RL on my ridgerunner. If you use a fixed length when breaking down it is hard to loosen the webbing straps once tightened. When setting up I tighten the RL first to my marked...
  7. Maz, If you want to get a later start, like...

    Maz,

    If you want to get a later start, like early Friday morning, and leave a little earlier, like Sunday afternoon, I'd go with you. I can't afford three days of vacation time but I'd use up one...
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    Large Tarp

    Take a look at the Kelty Noah's Tarp 16 or maybe the 12. I have the 12' and used with my WB Ridgerunner. It's a bit heavy for backpacking but great for car camping. The 16' can be found online for...
  9. Mt Rogers carpool through Morgantown, VW

    Hey is there anybody out there thinking of going to this hang that might be traveling through Morgantown, WV? I'm thinking about going but I don't really want to drive alone. I have a 4 wheel drive...
  10. OK, how about MAHHA next weekend?

    OK, how about MAHHA next weekend?
  11. Weather report looks like rain Fri....

    Weather report looks like rain Fri. afternoon/evening then cooler temperatures for Sat. & Sun. I'll take it.
  12. Dutch, Can you bring me pair with you to...

    Dutch,

    Can you bring me pair with you to Watoga this weekend? I really want a pair of these!!!

    WVwanderer aka Ron.
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    I want me some of them !!!!!!!

    I want me some of them !!!!!!!
  14. I'm still in. The wife may go and we may bring...

    I'm still in. The wife may go and we may bring our bikes and do some riding on the trail.
  15. WV, I'm planning on being there so pick a...

    WV,

    I'm planning on being there so pick a campsite for at least 3 hammocks!!! Probably be there around noon on Friday.
  16. Unfortunately I'm out for this trip and I really...

    Unfortunately I'm out for this trip and I really wanted to do it to. I've got to travel for work and I will not be back in time. Maybe next time.

    WVwanderer
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    WB RidgeRunner Hiking Pole Spreader Bars

    What are the best hiking poles to use as spreader bars for a ridgerunner? I've seen HairBear's video but anybody else using hiking poles?
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    Spruce Knob & Seneca Creek April 2014

    Just a quick report out on this hike. Best words to describe are rocks, roots, mud, ice, rain, and water. I'll do a more in depth report and hopfully a video when I get back from business travel next...
  19. Thanks HC. We're off later today. Should at the...

    Thanks HC. We're off later today. Should at the trailhead around 7:30 pm. Hope you have a great hike too and maybe both of us will be ready for MAHHA.

    WVwanderer
  20. ataris121, I think it is just going to be me...

    ataris121,

    I think it is just going to be me and a buddy from work. We are probably going Thurs. night. You could hike in on the Huckleberry trail Sat. morning and meet up with us on Sat....
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    I'm still very interested but I might have to...

    I'm still very interested but I might have to travel for work the first week of June. Still too early to know for sure but I might have to drop out. I really want to do this float trip though.
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  22. Ferret, Still thinking about this hike? I'm...

    Ferret,

    Still thinking about this hike? I'm still planning on doing it barring large amount of snow or rain.

    WVwanderer
  23. Silverpalm2x, It is a loop hike where the...

    Silverpalm2x,

    It is a loop hike where the trail in and the trail out are the same for about 3 or 4 mi. So your dad could bail on the huckleberry trail just before the Judy Springs trail and camp...
  24. Silverpalm2x, I may be the only one left that...

    Silverpalm2x,

    I may be the only one left that is planning on this hike. May turn out to be a solo but that's OK with me to.

    WVwanderer
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    WV, Either Happy Camper or I will be available...

    WV,

    Either Happy Camper or I will be available to dog sit at the campground. One of us will be shuttling down to Caledonia to pick a car the other can dog sit.

    WVwanderer
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    New WV hanger

    Welcome Bobby, I'm in Morgantown so just a few miles up the road. Check out the Spruce Knob / Seneca Creek hike in April. I'm planning on doing the hike and if you like I could swing and pick you...
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    krshome, Do you know if VA has a short...

    krshome,

    Do you know if VA has a short duration fishing license (like a 2 or 3 day or weekend) and if so how much $. Both my son and I like bass fishing. Mostly catch and release but we might be...
  28. Spruce Knob / Seneca Creek Hike

    Great news X, congrats on the job. Family first always. I'm probably going to do the hike with or without you. Thanks so much for doing all the planning and organizing. Do you plan on leaving the...
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    Kelty Noah's Tarp 9 & 12

    I have both the 9 foot and the 12 foot. I started out with the 12 foot pitched as a rectangular tarp. I later purchased the 9 foot pitched on the diagonal for a summer tarp. The 12 foot makes a...
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    Luray float & hang

    krshome,

    Got this on my calendar and planning on it. I'd prefer a 3 day 2 night trip but I'm flexible. My son may be interested in joining us. He'll either float in his own kayak or we will...
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    Float Trip

    krshome,

    I'm interested in this trip but I have a long standing annual float trip with the guys at work for the weekend of May 16-18 this year. If you do the June date I'm in.
  32. Spruce Knob Seneca Creek Thurs. Night camp?

    To anyone else interested, I'm thinking about driving down to Spruce Knob on Thurs. night night hike in on the Huckleberry trail and camping at the first camp spot for the night. From the maps I've...
  33. Watoga

    WV,

    I'd love to join you on the hike. I'll put it on my calendar. I also want to do a bike & hang on the Greenbrier River trail either in the spring or fall and spend at least one night at...
  34. Thread: Big Tarps?

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    WB Cloudburst

    OutandBack,

    Yes, WB makes the Cloudburst tarp for the RR but the RL is 11'. You can get the door kit but they will not completely close due to contact the the suspension triangles. If I can find...
  35. X, Great idea. If I can't get off work I'll...

    X,

    Great idea. If I can't get off work I'll probably do that. Looking forward to it.
  36. Thread: Big Tarps?

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    I'm using a WB Ridge Runner. The minimum...

    I'm using a WB Ridge Runner. The minimum distance between the suspension triangles is about 13', any shorter and the doors cannot close due to the suspension lines. Just got back from the Mt....
  37. Seneca Falls Hike

    X,

    I wanted to do a variation of this hike all last year but could never fit it in. I'm very interested. Good warm up hike to get ready for a spring MAHHA pre-hike. I'm going to be busy at work...
  38. Thread: Big Tarps?

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    Big Tarps

    Thanks to all for the suggestions. I'll look into them all. I could probably get by with a 13x13 but a 14x14 might allow me to stand up underneath and close off the ends for more protection from...
  39. Thread: Big Tarps?

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    Big Tarps?

    Anybody know of a 14'x14' silnylon tarp? I need a tarp larger than my 12'x12' Noah's tarp as a winter tarp for my ridgerunner.
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    DoctaD, I've found that about 15 foot is...

    DoctaD,

    I've found that about 15 foot is optimum. For me that's about 5 paces. A little less is possible. More is possible but I found the sag begins to increase with the hang distance and the...
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    2014 Hikes in GWNF

    X,

    I'm in. I enjoyed the White Rocks hike last year. I wouldn't mind doing it again. I don't think I'll get lost the next time.
  42. Mt. Rogers Hang Ride Share?

    Is there anyone passing through Morgantown, WV (I-79 @ I-68) on their way to the Mt. Rogers hang that wants to ride share? I would rather share the ride than drive alone. If you're interested PM me.
  43. Going to give it a go.

    I just got my new WB Lynx UQ and SpinDrift sock for my RR so I think I'm going to give this hang a try. I'll either be showing up late Thurs. evening or Friday mid-day. I don't like the idea of...
  44. Spindrift Grommets

    Hikingdad,

    I just ordered a spindrift and I like very tight hang on my ridgerunner also. I hope I don't have to same problem with the grommets pulling out.
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    I'm only a little lighter and when I made my...

    I'm only a little lighter and when I made my first set of whoopie slings I used 1/8" but it is overkill. I've since hung with 7/64" with no fear of breaking. They do on occasion slip a little bit...
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    ULA Circuit multicam

    If this had a large hip belt I'd jump on it!
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    Tarp for the WBRR

    I use a Kelty Noah's 12 tarp. It's 12' x 12' with a slight cat cut between the tie outs. A big plus I found was that the pull outs are almost the same distance apart as the spreader bars. If I...
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    Wbrr

    Beernuts,

    I'm 6'-0" and 250 lbs and I got the DL multicam since the multicam is a little heavier (and stronger) fabric than the 1.1 oz. used on the normal DL. All DL now come standard with the...
  49. Three Ridges Hike

    OK, I'm out. I don't have an adequate underquilt for the temps. Maybe next time.
  50. Cannot Connect to Hammockforums from Home

    To Any Administrators or Modarators,

    I cannot access Hammockforums.net from my home computer. I first noticed the problem last Monday or Tuesday (10/21 or 10/22) not sure exactly when. When I...
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