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    Agree that the vertex is plenty strong without a...

    Agree that the vertex is plenty strong without a CRL. I like using a CRL, though. The CRL is my preferred method even though it isn't necessary. I hang wet socks, wet whatever, glasses and my Luci...
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    Hanging a hammock tarp. - solutions

    I've been hammocking for a couple of years now and it still takes me forever to hang my tarp. I think its because I only get to go out hiking once or twice each year so each time is a learning...
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    I like baked apples too. I thought about that...

    I like baked apples too. I thought about that but I was trying to keep my pack weight down. I always end up with too much food on these trips. Everyone will eat the steaks. I enede up with extra...
  4. I forgot to mention that we stopped for some...

    I forgot to mention that we stopped for some sustenance before hitting the trail at MacDonalds and my hiking buddy and I were standing in line ahead and behind a young man who was about 11. One...
  5. Chattooga River Trail - Burrells Ford SC to Ellicott Rock area and back

    Just finished a 9 mile out and back along the Chattooga trail. We had a group of six and completed each of the out and back legs in about 2.5 hours. The entire weekend was hot and steamy during the...
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    Here's what I found out. It was 60 F at night...

    Here's what I found out. It was 60 F at night with no wind, maybe a few degrees lower. It was 60 F early this morning. I slept in a t-shirt, shorts (georgia tech gold) and no socks. I used my 20...
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    I'm just trying to decide whether to take my much...

    I'm just trying to decide whether to take my much too warm 20 F down top quilt or my woobie (poncho liner) which most people find comfortable down into the lower 60's. I've already decided to take...
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    Jacks River in North Georgia is similar. Good...

    Jacks River in North Georgia is similar. Good trout stream. The Jack's is in a remote wilderness area ... a wild experience (more or less) . 5 bears came to visit us in our campsite a few summers...
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    I'm going with a group of 6 but two or three of...

    I'm going with a group of 6 but two or three of the people have never been backpacking. Half of us are from Atlanta and the other half live in Columbia so the Chattooga is exactly halfway for both...
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    Unrelated but the dinner is making me look...

    Unrelated but the dinner is making me look forward to the trip. I'm cooking dinner. Steaks on the fire and mac and cheese with steamed zucchini and squash. Any thoughts? No dessert planned yet. ...
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    Its only one night and it will be 70 degrees so...

    Its only one night and it will be 70 degrees so its only a comfort issue. I'll be OK no matter what I take. I'd rather be comfortable, though.
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    That's true but opinions are a starting point. I...

    That's true but opinions are a starting point. I was in the north georgia mountains with similar temps about 18 months ago and the 20 degree top quilt and 20 degree underquilt combo about burned me...
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    How much warmth?

    I going backpacking in Sumter Natl forest next weekend along the Chattooga River. Its pretty warm lately with nightime lows around 70 degrees. So, I'm wondering just how much insulation ?I need. ...
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    Breaking in a new backpacker/hammocker

    I've got a buddy who wants to try a backpacking trip for the first time and I have a bunch of gear I can lend so he doesn't have to spend a fortune to try the outdoor experience. He's 54 and about...
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    The Clark cost too much to stuff hardware in the...

    The Clark cost too much to stuff hardware in the stuff sack with it. I need something that is easily adjustable and light. The straps are a little heavy and I can never remember how to adjust the...
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    Thanks Dutch. I see how your Dutch clips would...

    Thanks Dutch. I see how your Dutch clips would be helpful. I am thinking about switching my suspension on my Clark hammock to tree straps, Dutch clips Whoopies, Whoopie hooks and continuous loops....
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    So, on a related topic here is something I've...

    So, on a related topic here is something I've been wondering about for a long time. What is the advantage other than convenience of using a Dutch clip on a tree strap over just running the tree...
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    Good advice. I never really thought about that.

    Good advice. I never really thought about that.
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    I didn't think about the buckle. I was using...

    I didn't think about the buckle. I was using Dutch Buckles. He recommends tying a half hitch behind the buckle and I forgot to do that. Its been a year since I last used the hammock strap/dutch...
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    I usually don't wake up enough to think through...

    I usually don't wake up enough to think through it clearly. My brain told me something just isn't right and maybe I should get up and check it out but then I fell back asleep. It started about 2 AM...
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    Suspension problems - need advice

    This past weekend I was out camping in the Cohutta wilderness in the North Georgia mountains. It was a beautiful weekend and I took my Clark TX-250 hammock. Normally its a super comfortable way to...
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    Woken up in the middle of the night in NM by a...

    Woken up in the middle of the night in NM by a mountain lion killing something, either a coyote or a wild dog. It wasn't too far from our campsite, maybe a few hundred yards. It scared the crap out...
  23. OK. Clear now. not before.

    OK. Clear now. not before.
  24. So, are there any comments regarding the points I...

    So, are there any comments regarding the points I made regarding the possibility that maybe things aren't as bad as they appear?
  25. If you're an excellent chef who wants to share,...

    If you're an excellent chef who wants to share, I'm sorry but the question still isn't answered. What is the deal if you want to share? I have a giant dutch oven and another smaller one. Its not a...
  26. I saw the spreadsheet BEFORE I asked the...

    I saw the spreadsheet BEFORE I asked the question. Its not self explanatory that's why I asked. Sorry but I don't feel like my question was answered.
  27. I'm wondering how the food is done. Does...

    I'm wondering how the food is done. Does everyone cook their own and make enough to share? Is food prepared at a central spot or do people cook at their hang spot and take it to a central place? ...
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    This is a problem in analytical geometry or three...

    This is a problem in analytical geometry or three dimensional geometry. As you say its harder than it seems at first. Its easier to visualize if you think about a slice of orange peal. Mentally or...
  29. Thanks folks. I appreciate the good ideas. ...

    Thanks folks. I appreciate the good ideas. Please remember the thread is about custom features you would like to see in a custom pack specifically for hammocking rather than packs you like. The...
  30. Here are a couple of points to consider. 1) The...

    Here are a couple of points to consider. 1) The hammock is on the ground and there is a ground cloth beneath it. Who does that, I don't. 2). I believe someone said the hammock was tied off by...
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    I heard that Santa's hammock is self levitating...

    I heard that Santa's hammock is self levitating which is a pretty nice feature. It involves high octane eggnog, gps, and intense belief that it will work. It's very difficult for ordinary people to...
  32. Awesome! I like the way you think. I'm afraid...

    Awesome! I like the way you think. I'm afraid it will be an expensive add on though.
  33. That's a nice looking pack. Maybe I'll bump into...

    That's a nice looking pack. Maybe I'll bump into you at REI sometime, you're right down the road from me.
  34. Yeah, I've been looking at the zimmerbuilts. ...

    Yeah, I've been looking at the zimmerbuilts. They look like nice packs. I'd be interested in seeing what special features they got for hammocks. Ive done some searches here for zimmerbuilts and...
  35. Me too. But I'm thinking of making my own pack...

    Me too. But I'm thinking of making my own pack with special features for my hammock gear that would save some weight and make life easier.
  36. I'll have to check that out. Thanks.

    I'll have to check that out. Thanks.
  37. Nice ideas. It's possible to isolate a wet tarp...

    Nice ideas. It's possible to isolate a wet tarp from the other gear and eliminate a stuff sack with this one. I also like the grab and go concept of everything you use daily within easy reach...
  38. Another good idea. I just posted a twist on this...

    Another good idea. I just posted a twist on this with an opening/closing Velcro haul loop before I saw your post. I usually don't hang my pack from the hammock suspension because you have to stoop...
  39. How about a haul loop with Velcro or something...

    How about a haul loop with Velcro or something like that to hang the pack from the hammock suspension? Using a caribiner to snap it on just adds a little weight to your load. How about an internal...
  40. That's a good idea!

    That's a good idea!
  41. Custom features hammockers would like in a backpack

    This question deals with something that would only apply to hammock campers. If you didn't have a hammock the question wouldn't apply, so I believe it's acceptable for hammock forums.

    So, if you...
  42. I have a tx-250 which is very similar to the...

    I have a tx-250 which is very similar to the nx-250 except it has two less pockets. The pockets are handy and I like them but I would argue that they are essentially worthless for insulating value...
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    Thanks folks. I'm going to to use what I have...

    Thanks folks. I'm going to to use what I have for now. I'll buy my new tarp after the holidays. To clarify my statement that I didn't like the silnylon tarps I found that were available quickly...
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    True. He doesn't sell cuben tarps according to...

    True. He doesn't sell cuben tarps according to his website. I initially was looking for silnylon and changed my question to cuben. I found all the silnylon available quickly and didn't like the...
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    Thanks. Again, aware of that concept. Its 8:05...

    Thanks. Again, aware of that concept. Its 8:05 PM and I don't want to bother any of them right now. I'm going hiking in about 10 days and next week is Thanksgiving week. I've checked all of the...
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    Anybody know a vendor who has cuben hammock tarps...

    Anybody know a vendor who has cuben hammock tarps in stock, ready to ship?
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    Good advice, thanks.

    Good advice, thanks.
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    Thanks. I was going to look it up today. My...

    Thanks. I was going to look it up today. My tarp is many years old, so current dimensions may be different. I've been too lazy so far to pull out the tarp and measure it.
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    I've bought from Dutch before and you're right,...

    I've bought from Dutch before and you're right, he's fast. Tadpole is a little under 8 feet wide and my Hennessey hex is a little over 9 (maybe 9.5) if I remember right. The tadpole doesn't seem...
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    I think you missed the point. I need it for a...

    I think you missed the point. I need it for a trip in about 10 days. I ordered a quilt from them and got it a little early but it was nearly a month waiting time.
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