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    A big +1 on that good buddy. When I was younger,...

    A big +1 on that good buddy. When I was younger, I said out loud many times, "No way I make it to 30". I worked hard at it too; punk band, parties, fights, motorcycles, substances, Army, broken...
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    Beautiful scenery, beautiful tarps!

    Beautiful scenery, beautiful tarps!
  3. That's no top quilt...................it's a...

    That's no top quilt...................it's a monster!!!!!

    I think it looks great. DIY stuff is supposed to be a little quirky, otherwise it looks too professional. You should see my DIY tarp....
  4. Thread: Tensa SOLO?

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    Draco, if it seems to be tensioning the tarp well...

    Draco, if it seems to be tensioning the tarp well enough, then cool. It just seems like something isn't quite right though.

    I'm used to setting up the tarp extenders on the Tensa4 stand though,...
  5. FS: Burrow - I'll take it.

    Burrow - I'll take it.
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    I used to have shock cord attached to my tarp tie...

    I used to have shock cord attached to my tarp tie outs, and then orange zingit from there to the stakes. I took the shock cord off because it stretched too much, especially in the wind.
  7. I use a foldable tv tray table like this one: TV...

    I use a foldable tv tray table like this one: TV Tray Table
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    I agree with the others, nothing wrong with...

    I agree with the others, nothing wrong with attaching the ridgeline to the carabiner.
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    I just snug it up towards the bike. I will try to...

    I just snug it up towards the bike. I will try to take some pics tonight when I get home. When I'm just anchoring the hammock itself, there isn't a whole lot of ground clearance. Most of the...
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    Someday, if you roll through the Salt Lake City...

    Someday, if you roll through the Salt Lake City area, I would love to buy you a beer or two, and check out your whole setup. This is fascinating to me.
  11. Get on that bike and get going. :cool:

    Get on that bike and get going. :cool:
  12. Thank you, sir! It's one of my favorite places...

    Thank you, sir! It's one of my favorite places out here in the West.
  13. Sounds like you probably have a Blackbird XLC? I...

    Sounds like you probably have a Blackbird XLC? I have an Eldorado, so practically the same. I think you have it right though; the Wooki attachments should be inside the chinook. I would think you...
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    Nice! Love the Road Kings. I have an '03 FLHRCI. ...

    Nice! Love the Road Kings. I have an '03 FLHRCI. For the Tensa4 anchor, I lark's head the foot-end tether to the saddlebag guard on the righthand side of the bike, and setup the Tensa4 on the left...
  15. Stealth Camp in the Uinta Mountains, Utah

    I had to make a quick trip from the Salt Lake City area to Wyoming, and decided to take the motorcycle and make a little overnight trip of it. I packed everything on the bike, then after work I...
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    Welcome! Your gear exploits probably mirror a lot...

    Welcome! Your gear exploits probably mirror a lot of the people here, including mine. Wonderful country you have to explore there. My extended family all live in Stockholm area and in the South...
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    Unfortunately, the Wooki isn't designed to be...

    Unfortunately, the Wooki isn't designed to be reversible since it is asymmetrical. I guess you could just try swapping ends, i.e. so the foot end would be where your head is. I don't think the Wooki...
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    Yep, Wooki 20F. That was about 5 minutes out of...

    Yep, Wooki 20F. That was about 5 minutes out of the shipping box, so it looks a little disheveled, but the color is fairly accurate. The Wooki looks a little bit lighter in color in the picture, but...
  19. Welcome Reed! Great story! I motorcycle camp too,...

    Welcome Reed! Great story! I motorcycle camp too, and I also have a Warbonnet Eldorado, along with a Warbonnet Wooki 20F under quilt, and a DIY tarp. It has completely changed the way I travel, and...
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    I turned the magical(?) 50 this past August....

    I turned the magical(?) 50 this past August. Hammocks and hammock camping have been a game changer for me. Like many others, I was not kind to myself when I was younger. Things feel better in the...
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    Here is a pic from tonight of my hammock and just...

    Here is a pic from tonight of my hammock and just arrived today 20F Wooki. Both are in dark foliage green. Top cover is Bushwack Shadow Pine Camo for those interested.

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    My 20deg Wooki and Eldorado winter top cover...

    My 20deg Wooki and Eldorado winter top cover arrived today. They are both fantastic, just freakin awesome. The shadow pine camo for the top cover is perfect, exactly what I was hoping for. Thanks...
  23. For what it's worth, I think a 12ft tarp is the...

    For what it's worth, I think a 12ft tarp is the sweet spot for the tarp extenders.
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    My Eldorado is dark foliage green, and I love it....

    My Eldorado is dark foliage green, and I love it. It's green, but not too green, and dark, but not too dark.
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    I ordered a 20deg Wooki, and a winter topcover -...

    I ordered a 20deg Wooki, and a winter topcover - shadow pine camo for my Eldorado. The Budget Officer was very kind to me.
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    I think my time has come to get a Wooki for my El...

    I think my time has come to get a Wooki for my El Dorado. Txt messaging the boss right now.
  27. I typically do the same as leiavoia; half-hitch...

    I typically do the same as leiavoia; half-hitch the tail end of the strap back onto itself just before the knot and let it ride. Cotton shoelaces attached by larks head work really well. The strap...
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    Yup, that should work. I typically anchor mine on...

    Yup, that should work. I typically anchor mine on the side opposite the kickstand, with the same kind of result. I think you are going to rest well.
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    I would suggest the High Uintas Wilderness area...

    I would suggest the High Uintas Wilderness area in Northern Utah. The Highline trail is fairly well traveled, but there are tons of opportunities off the main trail system that will check all of your...
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    What bike do you have? I have used my HD Road...

    What bike do you have? I have used my HD Road King as an anchor on one end before, but it's pushing 850 pounds with fuel and all my crap loaded on it. With Latherdome's nice tips, I think you have a...
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    That quilt looks fantastic! Really nice job on...

    That quilt looks fantastic! Really nice job on that. Pretty good on the weight savings too.
  32. You are going to LOVE it. It changed motorcycle...

    You are going to LOVE it. It changed motorcycle trips for me in a very positive way.
  33. Safe travels, and yes please post pics when you...

    Safe travels, and yes please post pics when you can. I'm sitting at my desk at work and daydreaming about being out on the road.
  34. I've tested mine with my DIY 12' winter tarp. No...

    I've tested mine with my DIY 12' winter tarp. No leaks in rain (sometimes heavy) and snow.
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    Happy anniversary! I will be over later for...

    Happy anniversary! I will be over later for dinner and drinks.
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    Message me anytime. I would be more than happy to...

    Message me anytime. I would be more than happy to help you with some ideas for areas to visit.



    I think a prussic would work fine to attach those bags to a a WB hammock. From what I've seen of...
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    In addition to the winter top cover, you could...

    In addition to the winter top cover, you could also just add the XLC bugnet to an El Dorado also if you want to give the shelf a whirl.

    I have an El Dorado, and love it. Super comfortable, great...
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    I hear about the single-layer bug biting issues,...

    I hear about the single-layer bug biting issues, and they certainly may be true. In my area and the places I go to, I need an underquilt underneath all the time, so that seems to take care of any bug...
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    The only WB gear I have (currently) is an El...

    The only WB gear I have (currently) is an El Dorado single layer. It is a fantastic hammock, and basically an XLC with a different bug net zipped on. The XLC is terrific, but don't discount the El...
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    I bet those kids had a blast! Winter camps are...

    I bet those kids had a blast! Winter camps are some of the best memories I have from my Scouting days.
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    Well, that seems easy enough. I'm sorry to say, I...

    Well, that seems easy enough. I'm sorry to say, I think I might be overthinking it.
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    This sort of has to do with an integrated bug net...

    This sort of has to do with an integrated bug net (sorta), and Shug, this may be more than you ever hoped for, but I have been curious about the minutia of things you do to setup your Eldorado for...
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    Wow, you did way better with your tarp build time...

    Wow, you did way better with your tarp build time than I did with mine. Mine took me about two weeks, and I thought I was going to loose my mind. My dear wife had to close the door to the family...
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    Not a WBBB XLC, but I sleep in a WB Eldorado...

    Not a WBBB XLC, but I sleep in a WB Eldorado (same difference) every night for almost 1 year. No signs of wear, no issues. Previous to the Eldorado I slept in my DIY hammock for 3-ish years, no...
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    That look fantastic, really nice job on that.

    That look fantastic, really nice job on that.
  46. Just a big, fat YES on that! It looks like it...

    Just a big, fat YES on that! It looks like it turned out terrific. Both jellyfish and kitsapcowboy have made significant contributions to the DIY folks. It's nice to see it all come together like...
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    This doesn't help your situation much, but I hang...

    This doesn't help your situation much, but I hang in my Eldorado every night, and only rarely do I have an issue with calf-ridge. It usually comes about after I have moved the hammock from indoors to...
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    Congratulations to both businesses! Tim and Donna...

    Congratulations to both businesses! Tim and Donna have certainly earned it, and I couldn't think of a better way for their legacy to continue on.
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    +1 what SilvrSurfr said. Also, nice nickname....

    +1 what SilvrSurfr said. Also, nice nickname. :cool:
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    You, sir, are a mad man. :cool:

    You, sir, are a mad man. :cool:
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