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    I think some of the others here make a good point...

    I think some of the others here make a good point - make, borrow, or buy an inexpensive hammock and try sleeping in it somewhere warmer (!!) than your anticipated camping trip. If you can find that...
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    Poll: Hey guys, I intend to take this on as a monthly...

    Hey guys, I intend to take this on as a monthly podcast. I feel like I've taken for a long time and this would be a great way to give back, not only to this community but to the podcast community (I...
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    I think that the biggest difference is about...

    I think that the biggest difference is about weight - if you're using the Ultralight Backpacker, you might be concerned about weight. If that's so, then certainly you would want to use the diamond...
  4. I think perhaps a better way to think of it isn't...

    I think perhaps a better way to think of it isn't "too long" but rather "long enough". As you start going over 11' you start running into issues with needing a larger tarp, more distance between...
  5. I've had the same experience - a regular pillow...

    I've had the same experience - a regular pillow is way too much, since my head is already elevated by the hammock itself. If you're comfortable, though, you're doing it right.
  6. Agreed on the underquilt, the top quilt helps to...

    Agreed on the underquilt, the top quilt helps to reduce weight but doesn't necessarily have to be used to replace a sleeping bag. I still use a bag with my underquilt, I really like the wrap around...
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    Count me in too, thanks!

    Count me in too, thanks!
  8. I have a soft place in my heart for the Hennessy...

    I have a soft place in my heart for the Hennessy Hammock line of hammocks, so here goes - you'd probably fit well in a Hennessy Scout, and it's really inexpensive. Here's a link to the product, and...
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    Totally agreed on this one. If you "watch" the FS...

    Totally agreed on this one. If you "watch" the FS forum and use tapatalk on your iphone/android device, it can notify you in almost real time that something came up on that forum. This means that you...
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    Thanks for the generous offer. I'm in!

    Thanks for the generous offer. I'm in!
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    Another vote on both shugemery on youtube and...

    Another vote on both shugemery on youtube and Derek Hanson - both excellent resources.
  12. Well, good luck with that. It will be worth it,...

    Well, good luck with that. It will be worth it, I'm sure - maybe you should bring a small hammock just in case?
  13. FS: I have been looking at the stingers for some...

    I have been looking at the stingers for some time. Thank you for your offer and good luck to everyone!
  14. I slept on the ground above treeline...

    ...and it was awful! I was with a friend and we went above treeline. It was certainly beautiful, and I was glad of the experience to see the sun rise over the mountain, but I've been in a hammock for...
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    A sleeping bag is pretty safe, and if there is a...

    A sleeping bag is pretty safe, and if there is a possibility of tenting or camping above the treeline, then you might want to consider it for that reason as well.
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    www.bluelounge.com...

    www.bluelounge.com makes a product called "kicks" that works perfectly, and is removable.

    The only other grippy, sticky thing that I can think of is to bring a 3-year old after ice cream...
  17. I think BillyBob has it right on, and here's a...

    I think BillyBob has it right on, and here's a short summary of the medical side of it, called cold diuresis, which in essence means that you're a bit on the chilled side and your body is making up...
  18. "Any sufficiently advanced technology is...

    "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke
  19. You can look here for the state parks in this...

    You can look here for the state parks in this region - http://parks.ny.gov/parks/park-results.aspx?r=1&src=2. Four Mile Creek is very nice but not all of the sites have trees, you should be able to...
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    I'll echo some of the comments from some of the...

    I'll echo some of the comments from some of the other Scouters here - you can view and download the Guide to Safe Scouting, but it's going to be important to make sure that you have trained adults on...
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    Looks like they're making good progress, they...

    Looks like they're making good progress, they just left the Adirondacks and are about to intersect the Finger Lakes Trail. Wow, amazing - I didn't catch that they were sharing a single hammock. I'd...
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    Mrknot, that should be a great solution if you...

    Mrknot, that should be a great solution if you don't have the right straps. Definitely spreads out some of the stresses. I've seen (and helped) others do that when all they had was rope and no...
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    Suspension Question

    Well, once you understand how you're going to do your suspension then the straps are pretty straightforward - go to dutch or wherever and get 25' of webbing. Cut it in half, and either sew or tie...
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    I don't see any reason why not.

    I don't see any reason why not.
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    P, got it. You can probably accomplish...

    P, got it. You can probably accomplish everything that you like by simply buying a pair of carabiners and 4 rappeling rings. Here's how you could do it:

    1. Run the suspension around the tree and...
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    If your wife and family continues to have...

    If your wife and family continues to have concerns, how about renting/borrowing a spot locator? There are several services that rent them for short term use. Or, perhaps buy a used one?
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    Just curious - what is the issue that you're...

    Just curious - what is the issue that you're having with the standard HH suspension?
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    You can make your own stand - there are several...

    You can make your own stand - there are several threads for this. I'd suggest following this thread: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/51787-The-TurtleDog-stand
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    To be honest, he has some very salient points....

    To be honest, he has some very salient points. His "needs" notwithstanding, many of the concerns that he brings up are valid, and as enthusiasts it makes it very difficult, perhaps, for us to relate...
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    Cold weather setup at BSA outing

    Well, I finally got to test my equipment and see how it performed in colder weather. Over the winter I got a Hammock Gear 20 Incubator and I've been hoping to try it out and see how it works out,...
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    Don't be afraid of the HHSS - it's a really great...

    Don't be afraid of the HHSS - it's a really great solution, and if you're using a HH, an obvious one. I've got both a Hennessy with a Super Shelter, and another hammock with an underquilt and full...
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    I voted too, good luck Fronkey!

    I voted too, good luck Fronkey!
  33. I also make sure that I have a nice crease in the...

    I also make sure that I have a nice crease in the top of my tarp - if there is any sag sometimes I'll get an awful pool up there, and then the tarp gets weighed down. Running a line under the tarp,...
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    I'll second this with some vigor here - I've used...

    I'll second this with some vigor here - I've used this stand for myself, let a MUCH heavier guy than me try hanging on it, and the 2-piece ridgepole, which was 1/2" steel pipe with a connector in the...
  35. My brain. Does all sorts of stuff. Oh and I love...

    My brain. Does all sorts of stuff. Oh and I love my Buff.
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    The simplest way to check this would be to hang...

    The simplest way to check this would be to hang the hammock and see if the tie-outs are symmetrically located on the side of the hammock. If they are, then you have a symmetrically built hammock.
  37. Redsquirrel, they can complement each other. The...

    Redsquirrel, they can complement each other. The reason is that some heat will pass through the pad and would then be held by the UQ. You'll find, however, that since the pad does not completely wrap...
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    Jamesd848 - just a short note that Philmont is...

    Jamesd848 - just a short note that Philmont is not allowing hammock camping on their treks - too many Scouts going on the same path, lots of concern about LNT principles and damage to higher...
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    Thanks for this reply - so many Scouters seem to...

    Thanks for this reply - so many Scouters seem to think that the troop belongs to them, not the boys, and it's very difficult to deal with. They declare "safety reasons" etc... instead of letting the...
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    Oh my goodness I just realized that I replied...

    Oh my goodness I just realized that I replied without checking first - there are already 11 pages of posts to this thread! My apologies for that!
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    I'll pitch in my two cents as well - a lot of it...

    I'll pitch in my two cents as well - a lot of it depends on what you want to get out of the hammock as well.

    If you're looking for turnkey, the Hennessy is really a "system" that is pretty well...
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    I think I'd chime in here by adding my $0.02 and...

    I think I'd chime in here by adding my $0.02 and sharing some thoughts as well. You can certainly buy whatever hammock that you want, and getting off of the ground is often its own reward. However,...
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    I suspect that it's a lot about if you're a cold...

    I suspect that it's a lot about if you're a cold or warm sleeper, but most people seem to find that you can get this combination down to 30-40F, and more if you supplement with other things.
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    Poll: The PLUQ is a great project, and if you make a...

    The PLUQ is a great project, and if you make a double-layer with batting in between, you can make a great under quilt on the cheap. That being said, I would agree with many of the posters here that...
  45. I use the HHSS as well, although I don't have as...

    I use the HHSS as well, although I don't have as much experience as BillyBob58 I certainly love the product, I really think Tom Hennessy really took the time to understand the cold problem and found...
  46. Greetings from Buffalo. Looking at the Reactor,...

    Greetings from Buffalo. Looking at the Reactor, it looks like it's simply a double-layer hammock, which allows you to use a pad without sliding around. If you're truly looking at this as an...
  47. I really like the simplicity of the figure 8...

    I really like the simplicity of the figure 8 lashing, and follow the same process as Hillbilly Hanger, i.e., tie a couple of half hitches to get centered, then lash in. That's not to say that I don't...
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    BillyBob - do you have a picture of the...

    BillyBob - do you have a picture of the kidney/torso pads that you could post?
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    This is my approach as well, I use my Hennessy...

    This is my approach as well, I use my Hennessy Hammock with the SuperShelter for the warmer seasons, as I'm a cold sleeper so I still need something under me even if it's warm out. In the colder...
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    Guys, thanks very much for the responses. I'm...

    Guys, thanks very much for the responses. I'm going to consider keeping the 2 systems separate, as it seems that the UC is too much of a vapor barrier for the down UQ. Perhaps I will take a look at...
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