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    Awesome hang spot! Wish I could have joined you...

    Awesome hang spot! Wish I could have joined you on this one. Those rocks are rockin!
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    From your post, it sounds like your just looking...

    From your post, it sounds like your just looking for general information. I'd suggest you contact a mod so the thread gets moved to the appropriate forum, like "General Hammock Talk", where there's...
  3. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.... I was always...

    Ashes to ashes, dust to dust....

    I was always leery about hanging too near to the campfire and usually camp with fellow hammock hangers. Because we're all in the same boat everyone is aware of...
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    Cabmanhang: Bonus points to you for that eye...

    Cabmanhang: Bonus points to you for that eye opening and to the point post. You sir, don't mince words and you have a knack for telling it like it is. My vote for one of the top ten posts ever...
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    I've never heard of any issues here in Michigan,...

    I've never heard of any issues here in Michigan, but I know there's places that I wouldn't want to hang due to tree availability/quality and restrictions of hanging within a certain distance of...
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    Welcome to the forums. There's tons of great info...

    Welcome to the forums. There's tons of great info here and lots of vendors to check out on the subforums!
  7. I always fold mine now since I switched from...

    I always fold mine now since I switched from using my CF skin. I use a separate ridgeline from Autumnlight and just unclip one end of my 11 foot standard with doors, step back a bit and fold it in...
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    Just PM a mod. Easy, peasy...

    Just PM a mod. Easy, peasy...
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    That's how I'm understanding it. The DCF is...

    That's how I'm understanding it. The DCF is heavier when water is still on the surface. To me, it all makes sense. If I put my DCF tarp in the DCF bag after taking it down after a rain, there will...
  10. Started with a 20/20 set, then expanded to a...

    Started with a 20/20 set, then expanded to a 40/40 and 0/0 set. I backpack in the spring, summer and fall. Once the snow hits, it's deep winter hot tent base camping with the pulk a couple miles...
  11. For winter hammocking, I use a climbing rated...

    For winter hammocking, I use a climbing rated carbineer because it is simple and easy to handle with gloves on. Otherwise, I just use the built in loop on my strap since it's already there, simple...
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    Sorry about your loss! I've been using my SLD...

    Sorry about your loss! I've been using my SLD Trail Lair in hexon 1.0 for a couple years with no issues. Love the fabric and post some pics when you make a replacement hammock!
  13. My whoopie slings are permanently attached to my...

    My whoopie slings are permanently attached to my hammock, so they just get stuffed in either end of my stuff sack. Slings are rolled up and either go in the end of the stuff sack or in the mesh back...
  14. I'm getting hungry reading about all this food! ...

    I'm getting hungry reading about all this food! I was checking out the spreadsheet and this note from TZ says it all: "how early can I be there?"...the answer is: Thursday at dawn but Ed will have...
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    Poor guy. Guess we should ban all hammocks since...

    Poor guy. Guess we should ban all hammocks since its hurting wildlife..
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    Welcome neighbor to the south! You'll find lots...

    Welcome neighbor to the south! You'll find lots of great info here on the forums and I encourage you to get out to a group hang sometime. There's two coming up in October here in Michigan: the...
  17. Thread: Brand?

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    I'm holding out for the Kartrashian line of...

    I'm holding out for the Kartrashian line of hammocks that come with a built in selfie stick. [emoji41].
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    There are as many different answers to that one...

    There are as many different answers to that one as there are members here. If you can get out to a group hang, it's a great opportunity to see a variety of setups.
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    Lots of threads discussing it in the Dutchware...

    Lots of threads discussing it in the Dutchware subforum and YouTube videos from a quick search on the interwebs.

    Personally, I think a full bugnet is a better option. If it's warm, you don't...
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    I saw that on amazon the other day. Once again,...

    I saw that on amazon the other day. Once again, another 9' 4" hammock for hipsters to hang out on campus with and take selfies.
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    Glad to hear you've found a great solution...

    Glad to hear you've found a great solution through Jared at SLD, who works at the speed of light! Thanks for adding the extra details, since that helps everyone have an idea of how something might...
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    Of course I always want to sleep with my wet,...

    Of course I always want to sleep with my wet, muddy boots. Doesn't everyone?

    It is kind of cool but I'm a little leary of those internal poles punching a hole through the side and waking up the...
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    FS: What was the size of the repair and how old is...

    What was the size of the repair and how old is the tarp?
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    This guide from Enlightened Equipment should be...

    This guide from Enlightened Equipment should be very useful:
    https://support.enlightenedequipment.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002770588-How-to-layer-quilts-for-sub-zero-camping

    I've got 0, 20 and 40...
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    20 oz For my 10 foot SLD Trail Lair full netted...

    20 oz For my 10 foot SLD Trail Lair full netted hammock in Hexon 1.0 including 8' poly straps and amstel whoopies and toggles. Could probably shave some weight with a ultralight suspension. Fyi,...
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    Glad you enjoy your Voyageur! It's an awesome...

    Glad you enjoy your Voyageur! It's an awesome hammock and I was involved in the development of it. I wanted a dedicated winter (non bug season) hammock that was as comfortable as my Trail Lair. ...
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    I always enjoy a picture heavy trip report. ...

    I always enjoy a picture heavy trip report. Looks like some great hiking opportunities out there! Someday I have to get out West...
  28. I was just thinking about you and your AT...

    I was just thinking about you and your AT thruhike. Safe travels, my friend and we look forward to hearing all about your adventures around the campfire.

    Make sure to post a pic on this thread on...
  29. Welcome to the forums! Considering V_Allen...

    Welcome to the forums! Considering V_Allen hasn't been active on the forums since May of 2016, I'd say you should look elsewhere. There's a member of the forum, Gargoyle, who has a mega size...
  30. Another proud SLD fanboy here. Jared rocks!

    Another proud SLD fanboy here. Jared rocks!
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    Update: as of September 2019, this same hammock...

    Update: as of September 2019, this same hammock has over 100 nights in it and still looks like brand new. No visible wear, tears or snags.
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    I totally agree with this idea. They do it at...

    I totally agree with this idea. They do it at another site I frequent and even though I don't know that person, it's the thought that counts. Everyone make an impact, wherever they tread.
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    Any hang you get to is always a great opportunity...

    Any hang you get to is always a great opportunity to see lots of gear. Regarding the tarp: I guarantee Jared at SLD would make you what you need (winter haven 90 degree) in your time frame. His...
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    Welcome to the forums from North Oakland county. ...

    Welcome to the forums from North Oakland county. There's lots of Michigan hangers and if you have the opportunity, come out to a group hang and meet some new peeps! In October there's the Chili...
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    How about this for an option? ...

    How about this for an option?

    https://www.hammocraft.com/products/hammocraft-kayak-kithttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190830/6c74184dd2492a887713aba53a2f8057.jpg
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    Sticking in town this weekend due to everyone in...

    Sticking in town this weekend due to everyone in the family having committments. Gotta work on my "to do" list at home after only spending two weekends in-town since mid June. Between backpacking...
  37. I'll second that! Andrew, anything you bring is...

    I'll second that! Andrew, anything you bring is greatly appreciated. If you happen to have some of that milk stout filling up valuable growler space, I know we can help get the inventory down.
  38. Welcome to the forums. I checked out your blog...

    Welcome to the forums. I checked out your blog on all the various uses of birch...we've collected chaga a couple of times on outings and made tea out of it. Good stuff!
  39. Maybe it's just a Russian plot to get us all to...

    Maybe it's just a Russian plot to get us all to sleep on the ground again. Time for deep investigation and hearings to figure out why....
  40. For the vast majority of my cold weather, winter...

    For the vast majority of my cold weather, winter trips, I'm with a group and we're only going in 2-3 miles from the car. Since I'm using a pulk, extra weight isn't an issue, so I'll usually have...
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    Another tip I'd like to pass along on getting...

    Another tip I'd like to pass along on getting permission is that I just put it on the calendar and write "Camp". That way, if she questions it, I always have the excuse of "it was on the calendar,...
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    Ditto! Anytime my wife has a committment or has...

    Ditto! Anytime my wife has a committment or has to go out of town, means I get an automatic hall pass to the woods.
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    OMG, #48 is done. Can it really be 4 years? ...

    OMG, #48 is done. Can it really be 4 years? This last adventure took me out for 3 days and 2 nights on a double destination solo hike to the Shingle Mill Pathway and my favorite pines at Green...
  44. Plugin is still working fine on my outdated...

    Plugin is still working fine on my outdated Chrome browser (49.0.2623.112), but when I used my laptop with version 76.0.3809 I got that photobucket symbol. Sneaky b______s....
  45. Glad to see the updated design. I've got a large...

    Glad to see the updated design. I've got a large one of the old version that I use for clothes. The stiffer grosgrain and heftier buckles is a huge improvement.
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    Cooled off in the stream, it was perfect and...

    Cooled off in the stream, it was perfect and complimented the cherry pie.

    I've done the traditional first night beer for years and a little extra weight to bring me some joy is well worth it to...
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    The venting was a huge improvement with the...

    The venting was a huge improvement with the sleeve. There was no way I would have even been able to stuff that monster in a pack. I bought mine from his clearance section knowing that it's tough to...
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    Tip for using line locs: When I got my first...

    Tip for using line locs: When I got my first tarp from Jared, I could never keep straight which end of the line to pull to tighten, so I tied a small knot on the pulling end. Makes it a lot...
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    Here's a first generation Jared (no mesh air...

    Here's a first generation Jared (no mesh air reliever) winter tube, 11 foot SLD Voyageur hammock, 0 degree HG Econ Incubator UG and 0 degree Enlightened Equipment Enigma TQ. Pic was taken while...
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    Nice looking tarp! Looks like you've got plenty...

    Nice looking tarp! Looks like you've got plenty of room under there and I've always been a fan of line locs.

    For porch mode, I use my fully extended trekking poles with a long prussik on the pull...
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