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  1. I've experimented with this and found that using...

    I've experimented with this and found that using a Goretex bivvy inside a hammock was way too bulky and hard to manage during cold weather. It wasn't wide enough to fit around the entire hammock/UQ,...
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    Looks perfect. Thanks again for sharing your...

    Looks perfect. Thanks again for sharing your method.
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    Sticky: Wool or heavy synthetic winter socks work well. I...

    Wool or heavy synthetic winter socks work well. I double them up until the pre-dawn chill, then peel off the 1st sock. I remove the 2nd sock as needed.
    This will dry damp socks as well - you don't...
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    Thank you for sharing your idea.

    Thank you for sharing your idea.
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    Welcome to HF Haze Gray. You should start you own...

    Welcome to HF Haze Gray. You should start you own thread for this. Up at the top go to FORUMS, Camping Hammocks, Long Distance Travel with Hammock. on the right side below the list of Pages go to...
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    Woodstock Tower/ Little Fort is close to I-81...

    Woodstock Tower/ Little Fort is close to I-81 with lots of trails and very nice views:
    https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/gwj/recarea/?recid=73807...
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    Hard to beat the 1.0 Hex. The Hex static elec...

    Hard to beat the 1.0 Hex. The Hex static elec issue shouldn't be a factor on the trail.
    I'd look into carrying a HUG bugnet (or just a head net) for the cold weather start and convert to a full...
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    Welcome. That PNW would be the USA Pacific...

    Welcome. That PNW would be the USA Pacific Northwest - the states of Washington and Oregon.
    Your English is very good (much better than my Russian :) What area of Russia are you from and what are...
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    Welcome to the forum. Use whatever you have and...

    Welcome to the forum. Use whatever you have and get out camping to learn while the weather is good - you can even learn a lot during a quick nap around the house. Break your needs down to the major...
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    That's they way to do it - always bring the...

    That's they way to do it - always bring the hammock. Thanks for sharing.
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    Welcome. I prefer a hammock indoors or out - so...

    Welcome. I prefer a hammock indoors or out - so no worries about us thinking it is weird.

    I use a blanket indoors and an underquilt outdoors. It just works for me.

    I love Montreal - I traveled...
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    And of course we need a pic of the finished...

    And of course we need a pic of the finished product - for quality control :)
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    The material size is fine - I don't know how...

    The material size is fine - I don't know how stretchy Dobby 1.9 is. My $1 bin 12'X60" nylon hammock is over 10 ys old and I basically used this method (I use rope vs the webbing in the video). It is...
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    The AHE New River might fit your needs. Notice...

    The AHE New River might fit your needs. Notice the 3 grosgrain loops on each side - These are handy for snugging it up on cold nights or using it as a TQ.
    I prefer Climashield APEX 6.0 = the 3...
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    Welcome. Glad to see another Hennessey dusted off...

    Welcome. Glad to see another Hennessey dusted off and doing it's job. We have a few faithful Hennessey fans here on HF.
    Yes a small pillow or wad up a light jacket/sweatshirt. I use a stuffsack...
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    Welcome from a few hrs South of you. Great fall...

    Welcome from a few hrs South of you. Great fall camping is just a month from now so tune up your stuff and prepare to get out there. Nothing wrong with backyard camping to get things worked out.
    I...
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    You might be ok most nights in Maine with a head...

    You might be ok most nights in Maine with a head net and sleepingbag. Wear a ball hat to keep it off your face.
    This works for a summer UQ...
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    Welcome. You made a good choice with Dutch. On...

    Welcome. You made a good choice with Dutch. On the UQ, I camped at Portage Lake Maine in July and saw frost one night. I would say watch HF for a used 3 season Jarbridge ($75 but worth it). For $50...
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    Welcome from Northern Va. I'm 5'9" 165 lbs and...

    Welcome from Northern Va. I'm 5'9" 165 lbs and had been very happy with a Dutch 1.6 Argon hammock, Arrow Head Eq 3 season Jarbridge UQ and full cover bugnet.
    I do have a Hennessy with attached...
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    Congrats. I have a New River and a Jarbridge and...

    Congrats. I have a New River and a Jarbridge and find they meet all my needs. I've even used my New River as a TQ with my winter set-up.
  21. Well, I just got back from your area and can not...

    Well, I just got back from your area and can not provide any additional information. The nights it stormed bad I wimped out and stayed inside the RV. Humidity, severe T'storms, hail, trees crashing...
  22. I'll be using my 13 year old Hennessy sil nylon...

    I'll be using my 13 year old Hennessy sil nylon tarp in your area starting next week (Warren Pa area). I'll let you know if I have any issues. I would think that Sil poly would age better than sil...
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    Scott, I used permethrin treated clothing and...

    Scott, I used permethrin treated clothing and DEET on exposed skin while along the equator in South America. 20 0z spray bottle was more than enough for 3 sets of clothing. I treat the shoes and...
  24. Thanks for the feedback. I was thinking about...

    Thanks for the feedback. I was thinking about removing the two add on side panels as well as removing the sewed on bugnet stuff sack. I assume you just seam ripped it with no issues.

    P.S. I've...
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    Here you go, excuse the Blue/red spur of the...

    Here you go, excuse the Blue/red spur of the moment DIY 'dummy':
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  26. Plus, find some throw quilts/blankets at...

    Plus, find some throw quilts/blankets at home/thrift stores and do as much of this as you want (split into teams maybe):
    - Make your TQs by using throw blankets and Kamsnaps.
    - Make your UQs by...
  27. ARAER cheap Hammock, bugnet, suspension review

    This thread contains a couple reviews for the ARAER Hammock, bugnet, and suspension that were purchased via VIPON/Amazon for $11.
    Post #15 is a video review, posts 20 and on contain user reviews....
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    I leave the SOL space blanket, foam pad, and...

    I leave the SOL space blanket, foam pad, and undercover attached to the hammock, then roll the entire set up as tight as I can (starting with the foot end so the bottom slit is inside). Then I keep...
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    I like this 'Carolina Becket Hitch' David -...

    I like this 'Carolina Becket Hitch' David - thanks for sharing it.
  30. Just to follow up, I did sleep in this hammock...

    Just to follow up, I did sleep in this hammock last night. It was comfortable, but I did not like the blue 1 foot width extensions on each side blocking my view and that fabric tended to touch my...
  31. First look: I received this yesterday and got to...

    First look: I received this yesterday and got to try it out for a half hour. I think it is a pretty good deal - each component (hammock, bugnet, suspension) worth the $11 price so a very fair price...
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    There isn't an R value, but the bug detection and...

    There isn't an R value, but the bug detection and keeping the breeze off your backside is worth the 6oz weight.
    Also, if you have the 2qzq UQP you can put a small keychain biner on one of the center...
  33. Thanks for that video - it will save on the...

    Thanks for that video - it will save on the learning curve.
    $11.04 and free 2 day shipping (AZ Prime) I feel it was a steal. It's due here 2moro.
    I have 3 quality Dutch hammocks with Fronkey...
  34. Just what I need, another hammock - but I ordered...

    Just what I need, another hammock - but I ordered one just to see what a cheapo knock off was like. Thanks for the heads up.
  35. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    DrBrown, I live near and often (section) hike the...

    DrBrown, I live near and often (section) hike the AT in central/northern Va. You are on the right track getting the reasonably light hammock setup. The terrain here (Shenandoah NP area) is rocky and...
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    Glad your 2nd try was better. That dreaded...

    Glad your 2nd try was better. That dreaded learning curve. But we all go thru it.
    BillyBob does come up with some good ideas/recommendations and has assisted me too.
    Thanks for the feedback.
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    Thank you for the feedback. 14" hole to install...

    Thank you for the feedback. 14" hole to install insulation between layers does sound too small.

    That ($1 store) stock space blanket is typical - I used mine for a year prior to replacing it with a...
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    Good question/answers. I have wondered about this...

    Good question/answers. I have wondered about this too.
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    Your head/neck are kept warm by wearing a warm...

    Your head/neck are kept warm by wearing a warm hat and hood. I also use a small pillow. There are many options for a pillow - sometimes a fleece top, sometimes my extra socks/shirt in a stuff sack,...
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    The 3/4 come in different lengths too, so just to...

    The 3/4 come in different lengths too, so just to give you and idea:
    FYI - I'm 5'9" 165 lbs and the 58" Jarbridge fits me perfectly. I can side sleep and have coverage for the shoulders on down with...
  41. Welcome to HF. I camp, trout fish, small mouth...

    Welcome to HF. I camp, trout fish, small mouth bass fish and repeat as well. Also backpack and lots of other outdoor activities.

    My 2 cents worth. Go to a group hang or reach out to local hangers...
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    How true this is. I mostly fair weather camp,...

    How true this is.
    I mostly fair weather camp, but the few time I got 'socked in' I packed my insulation away in my pack/rain cover/plastic compactor bag to keep dry. My hammock was used as a chair...
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    I just re-read the link in the initial post and...

    I just re-read the link in the initial post and now understand what you ordered - the new 4 season XL system. Please provide a evaluation when you get going with it. This new HH insulation method is...
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    Wow! Now I don't dare to post a picture of my...

    Wow! Now I don't dare to post a picture of my plain grey TQ :)
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    Let us know how this works for you and if you get...

    Let us know how this works for you and if you get the newer SS (SOL between OCF pad and undercover) or the older SS (SOL between hammock and pad). I use my smaller model (Backpacker UL with older SS)...
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    FS/FT: I'll take the Jarbridge. Just PM me the...

    I'll take the Jarbridge.
    Just PM me the directions on how to pay and I'll complete the purchase tomorrow morning (out hiking till then).
  47. Thanks. Enjoy that Pennsylvania spring weather.

    Thanks. Enjoy that Pennsylvania spring weather.
  48. Thank you for the report. What did you use for...

    Thank you for the report. What did you use for insulation?
    I often use my stock Backpacker UL I bought new somewhere between 2006 to 2008 - many years/nights and still one of my favorites.
    For...
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    AEGIS Max may work for you if you want 800 fill...

    AEGIS Max may work for you if you want 800 fill down. About 16 oz 40F bag.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY1bJPSZWnY

    I use synthetic here on the damp East coast - DIY Rumpl Throw, 9 oz 50F.
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    Welcome to HF. With San Diego and warm weather...

    Welcome to HF. With San Diego and warm weather comfort in mind, I would go for an 11 Ft 1.6oz fabric (Argon is my favorite) hammock with a Fronkey style bugnet (Dutch's products have served me well)....
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