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  1. Yes we are all hammockers. We have had a few...

    Yes we are all hammockers. We have had a few converts that brought their tents in the past and now used hammocks. These group hangs are perfect to learn different systems.

    At the end if September...
  2. Ha, great stuff. You better get your own...

    Ha, great stuff. You better get your own replenishment order in to Dutch. Make that next 3 orders, just to make sure you're stocked.
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    What, no clear? Let's really get UL and forgo all...

    What, no clear? Let's really get UL and forgo all that unneeded weight with colors, hues and dyes...

    Let's go craaazy and go with a mix of Moroccan Blue on top (60" full) and Lime Green on bottom...
  4. Fireplug, welcome to the forums. I don't think...

    Fireplug, welcome to the forums.

    I don't think anyone hiked in from Juniper Springs this go-around. I have hiked in from Juniper Springs a few years ago and it was a little hot from there as well....
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    This past weekend in the Florida woods it hit 99*...

    This past weekend in the Florida woods it hit 99* in the shade. I had no means to check humidity but there were thunderclouds all around us, but no rain on us during day.

    The breeze made it feel...
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    I haven't had any problems with any water making...

    I haven't had any problems with any water making it to my hammock. That said, I have always used a half hitch on either my Whoopies or now my Speed Hook. This itself acts as a water break and it's...
  7. It was really nice to met you and was glad you...

    It was really nice to met you and was glad you could make it. One night is always better than none.

    Our next group hang at Hidden Pond will probably be the "Summer's Last Gasp Hang" at the end of...
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    I use a smaller version of a Redoleary pillow. I...

    I use a smaller version of a Redoleary pillow. I just used the same pattern but made it smaller. The pillow is attached to my SRL via thin shockcord and it stays with my hammock inside my Black...
  9. Great White, so sorry it turned out so rotten for...

    Great White, so sorry it turned out so rotten for you. I hope this will be the worst and all future hangs much better.

    I too have lost my bearbag line there 3 years ago. As a matter of fact, I...
  10. You could always go to Walmart or Harbor Freight...

    You could always go to Walmart or Harbor Freight Tools to get the blue tarp in 16x16 or 16x20 inexpensively to see if this is what you want. The Kelty 12x12 is large and heavy enough but doable for...
  11. For hanging in the Florida heat, this was surely...

    For hanging in the Florida heat, this was surely a nice hang. Even though my son and I arrived a few hours later than we wanted to on Friday morning, it still wasn't overly hot for the July hike in...
  12. Nice pics there Life Scout. I wish I would have...

    Nice pics there Life Scout. I wish I would have pulled out my camera, but.... I didn't. darn *sigh* :(
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    To answer your question...from above. A simple...

    To answer your question...from above.

    A simple gathered end with no frills has no head/foot end until you find your preferred lay(sweet spot). When modifications start, you "form" your head/foot...
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    To answer the OP, some hammocks have dedicated...

    To answer the OP, some hammocks have dedicated entry(think zippered bugnet) or footbox(think WBBB) or other mods that need to locate the head end from the foot end.

    I use a Black Bishop Bag so I...
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    I can't help you with large trees, but I can tell...

    I can't help you with large trees, but I can tell you how my tarp is hung.

    1) I have a Dutch Hook on one end of my Lash-it CRL. I hook this first.
    2) Go to the other side and undo my Dutch Flyz(2...
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    They designed the stand for the tarp to go under...

    They designed the stand for the tarp to go under the bar. This gives you the most realistic hang and some tarps (like mine) may leak when the tarp is on the bar. That's why the stand is so purdy, so...
  17. Trip report to follow after I sleep and let it...

    Trip report to follow after I sleep and let it all soak in.

    Grinder was right that Sat night/Sun morn hit 69* outside the tarp and 70* next to me.
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    If you're using Dutch Whoopie Hook, it would be...

    If you're using Dutch Whoopie Hook, it would be from strap>fixed eye of sling>adjustable side with Whoopie Hook spliced in>CL attached to hammock.
  19. Nothermark hit it. 30* is for suspension to keep...

    Nothermark hit it. 30* is for suspension to keep the forces on the trees equal to your body weight. This means a 200 lb person would put 200 lbs of lateral force on the left tree and 200 lbs on the...
  20. No UQ Hang 2016 trip report

    Getting ready for the Florida heat and preparing for the reports to come. I hope we have some good pics and reports.
  21. Starting a trip report to post there when we get...

    Starting a trip report to post there when we get back. Hope we have some good stories.

    Put trip reports here
  22. Remember to bring your rain gear. It is Florida,...

    Remember to bring your rain gear. It is Florida, after all. And if anyone would like to bring an extra tarp, it should be put to use daily.

    In attendance. Not required to show up, just that it's...
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    That sure is an awesome looking bag. I can see...

    That sure is an awesome looking bag. I can see myself using it on Thanksgiving while smoking a turkey all night sleeping outside and tending ever so lovingly to the bird. Now, I just would like a...
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    I guess they don't want just anyone hanging...

    I guess they don't want just anyone hanging around. I wonder if you can use a TDS in the parking lot.
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    I guess they don't want just anyone hanging...

    I guess they don't want just anyone hanging around.
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    I use tarp tensioners with my silnylon tarp. I...

    I use tarp tensioners with my silnylon tarp. I also use braided mason's line for guy lines because I had a bunch and this stretches a little as well. Because of double wammy, the tarp tensioners are...
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    ADutchable Clips are the best. As said for the...

    ADutchable Clips are the best. As said for the clips, you can larkshead suspension directly to strap without removing suspension from hammock since you're not going thru the strap loop. And you can...
  28. Nope. Just finished permethrin all clothes and...

    Nope. Just finished permethrin all clothes and bugnets for myself and son last night. Clothes hanging inside to finish drying. Still need to portion our food and pack everything when I get home....
  29. How much $ for the park entry per person?

    How much $ for the park entry per person?
  30. Remember to bring your rain gear. It is Florida,...

    Remember to bring your rain gear. It is Florida, after all. And if anyone would like to bring an extra tarp, it should be put to use daily.

    In attendance. Not required to show up, just that it's...
  31. Great. See you there. I guess you will bring the...

    Great. See you there. I guess you will bring the rain with you ;)
  32. Without reading any responses to the OP, I will...

    Without reading any responses to the OP, I will answer my belief knowing that there is no right or wrong answer.

    Good luck in finding your best hang at the expense you're comfortable with. I still...
  33. *snicker* meh, I was the Sherpa and lights guy...

    *snicker* meh, I was the Sherpa and lights guy for my photographer wife

    Glad you can squeeze in one night. About when should we expect you at camp, in case a search party is in order :jj:
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    Thanks, that's it. It's the official Unofficial...

    Thanks, that's it. It's the official Unofficial Hammock Merit Badge. Very nice indeed.
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    Simple, invite Ratdog over for supper :jj:

    Simple, invite Ratdog over for supper :jj:
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    There is a badge circulating somewhere from a lot...

    There is a badge circulating somewhere from a lot of Scout Masters. It may not be an officially sanctioned badge, but it sure is cool.

    Life Scout, if you're out there, can you comment on this,...
  37. Remember to Permethrin your clothes. I got a Lone...

    Remember to Permethrin your clothes. I got a Lone Star Tick 2 weekends ago on a photoshoot. It wasn't even dense woods, just a nearby park.
  38. This would be great if you hang a picture with...

    This would be great if you hang a picture with it. It's your indoors- stealth hanging apparatus.
  39. Hey, Ron. Don't forget last weekend in September...

    Hey, Ron. Don't forget last weekend in September for Summer's Last Gasp Hang.
  40. Thread: Question

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    I have 3 buttons on each end of my tarp. Buttons...

    I have 3 buttons on each end of my tarp. Buttons on one door side and button holes on the other door.
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    Makes it easy to close at different points on the doors.
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    3) Of course you should take the UQ unless you're...

    3) Of course you should take the UQ unless you're using a pad. You will need something under you especially if there is wind.

    Lower to mid 70's with no wind. Wind/rain will change the answer.
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  42. 2) Of course you should take the UQ unless you're...

    2) Of course you should take the UQ unless you're using a pad. You will need something under you especially if there is wind.

    Wind will cool you off in the hammock even if it's 80*F. The cooling...
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    1) Of course you should take the UQ unless you're...

    1) Of course you should take the UQ unless you're using a pad. You will need something under you especially if there is wind.
  44. I love me some Cuckoo Clocks so that would be...

    I love me some Cuckoo Clocks so that would be awesome.

    You could put a painting of a bull on one side. Make it 3D by gluing some hair on it and a shackle on the nose. This would be for hanging...
  45. Perfect. I hope you have some good stories for us...

    Perfect. I hope you have some good stories for us while lounging around the campfire Friday night.
  46. How does the schedule look? Are you in?

    How does the schedule look? Are you in?
  47. Remember to bring your rain gear. It is Florida,...

    Remember to bring your rain gear. It is Florida, after all. And if anyone would like to bring an extra tarp, it should be put to use daily.

    In attendance. Not required to show up, just that it's...
  48. Yep, catholes it is. Don't be shy to announce...

    Yep, catholes it is. Don't be shy to announce which way you're headed so others will know. We respect your privacy if we know it's needed.
  49. What do you mean by "Early 2017"? Don't forget...

    What do you mean by "Early 2017"? Don't forget about HangCon 2017 is in mid January. A paddle-n-hang would be very nice to have.
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    Hot Summer Nights. It's what we used to call it...

    Hot Summer Nights. It's what we used to call it at Wet-N-Wild in Orlando.

    Many a night will not get below 85*F during Summer in July and August. At least in the suburbs. In the woods it's always...
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