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    Foam is less expensive and indestructible. Foam...

    Foam is less expensive and indestructible. Foam tends to stay in place under you.

    Inflatables like to slide out from under you, almost ballistically if you over inflate them. They can leak and...
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    I've never seen these before. How are they...

    I've never seen these before. How are they different compared to Platypus?
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    I absolutely need less top insulation with a good...

    I absolutely need less top insulation with a good underquilt. I get cold quickly, and I like to be very warm when I sleep. In 20F weather, I'm fine with a 20 underquilt from Hammock Gear and just...
  4. My schedule is hectic and I can't commit. But...

    My schedule is hectic and I can't commit. But I'd be interested.
  5. Thread: memory foam?

    by Trooper
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    If it works for you, and you don't care about...

    If it works for you, and you don't care about weight, then carry on!
  6. Thread: memory foam?

    by Trooper
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    I'm sure it will keep you warm. But it sure is...

    I'm sure it will keep you warm. But it sure is heavy, expensive, porous and hydrophillic. Closed Cell Foam, or CCF is inexpensive, light, waterproof, and just as warm.
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    Get a closed cell foam (CCF) pad. I'll just...

    Get a closed cell foam (CCF) pad. I'll just second the statement that people get cold in the 70's, and that some insulation is required.
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    I've had a TQ get pretty wet on top, but the...

    I've had a TQ get pretty wet on top, but the inside stayed dry. It certainly lost a lot of loft, but it dried out in the morning sun. That was in a shelter on the AT with a fire.
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    It will be fine. Just carry a CCF pad with you...

    It will be fine. Just carry a CCF pad with you for safety until you learn how cold you can handle the SS. If it lofts too much you'll never get it back in its sack.
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    No worries. Just learn how to do a...

    No worries. Just learn how to do a Siberian/Evenk Hitch because it is faster and easier than Hennessy's instructions on the figure-8.
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    It works well. Just slide it between the layers....

    It works well. Just slide it between the layers.



    Keep it, but you likely won't return to tent camping. Stick with the pad as it will work fine and keep you warm. You can also supplement...
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    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_sr_hi?_encoding=UTF...

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_sr_hi?_encoding=UTF8&field-brandtextbin=HYDROSORBENT&node=228013
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    Very nice Old Rag! This is my hammock with...

    Very nice Old Rag!

    This is my hammock with netting. I was just experimenting in my backyard, but I think it would work nicely.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/5/0/0/4/dsc_0678.jpg
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    I'm just starting to use the neck pillow at home....

    I'm just starting to use the neck pillow at home. I like the side support.
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    just be careful and slow when you snug it around...

    just be careful and slow when you snug it around the tree. You can cut through the webbing with friction and heat. For insurance, you could sew an extra piece on the loop to make it double thick,...
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    According to field manuals, it is designed to be...

    According to field manuals, it is designed to be used inside of a poncho to make an expedient sleeping bag. This works well down to the 40-50 range with a jacket, but they don't breathe very well....
  17. A foam pad works fine and is cheap. But nothing...

    A foam pad works fine and is cheap. But nothing compares to the enveloping warmth of an underquilt. You made a very wise choice.
  18. Underquilt prices plummet in the 24-48 hours...

    Underquilt prices plummet in the 24-48 hours after Thanksgiving.

    A foam pad is the cheapest way to get effective insulation under you. Putting anything else between a double layered hammock is...
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    http://www.haneshosiery.com/SilkReflections/index....

    http://www.haneshosiery.com/SilkReflections/index.aspx

    Cut the foot and thigh part off. Extremely light with a nice color selection.
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    I have a Gregory 65. I can carry a WBBB, 12' Hex...

    I have a Gregory 65. I can carry a WBBB, 12' Hex tarp, TQ and UQ with enough room for a weeks worth of food, 4 liters of water, and a change of clothes.
  21. I would guess that in most cases, the hammock's...

    I would guess that in most cases, the hammock's fabric will fail before your Amsteel suspension.
  22. kick start. Theres some life left in this. I'm...

    kick start. Theres some life left in this. I'm sure of it.
  23. Thread: Reflectix

    by Trooper
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    Its in the insulation section of Home Depot; by...

    Its in the insulation section of Home Depot; by the styrofoam. Smaller quantities can sometimes it can be found in the pluming section, near the water heaters.
  24. Thread: I am bummed

    by Trooper
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    Clear packing tape and a trip back to Hammock...

    Clear packing tape and a trip back to Hammock Gear. You'll be fine.
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    This had been tried before, with limited success....

    This had been tried before, with limited success. It works if the material is dry and lofting, but it is difficult to find enough material in the woods. Here is a thread where a guy tried it:
    ...
  26. Thread: Sails

    by Trooper
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    Why "liberate" such a heavy piece of canvas that...

    Why "liberate" such a heavy piece of canvas that will take some adaptation anyway? Just go to a local group hang and steal a lightweight Cuben sailcloth tarp from there.
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    An underquilt will change your life.

    An underquilt will change your life.
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    Who says Einstein and Edison weren't don't the...

    Who says Einstein and Edison weren't don't the same thing with their friends? I guarantee Nobel was lighting stuff on fire.
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    So you hang out with the Einsteins and Edisons of...

    So you hang out with the Einsteins and Edisons of our generation?
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    Its been a while since I've read these threads...

    Its been a while since I've read these threads about sinking posts. While the advice you've recieved is good, the practice about a year ago was to sink the posts at an angle. An angle of 30, with...
  31. Thread: Pictures?

    by Trooper
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    Upload the image to your HF gallery. Then, copy...

    Upload the image to your HF gallery. Then, copy the link and do as Xsrcing said.
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    Welcome. The underquilt isn't that heavy, and...

    Welcome.

    The underquilt isn't that heavy, and it is the best thing that we've found to keep us warm. A foam pad works too, and it is extremely inexpensive relative to a UQ. The UQ just feels...
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    As with everything in life--it depends... How...

    As with everything in life--it depends...

    How do you use the hammock? In the backyard, hiking, canoeing, or car camping?

    Then, how much are you willing to spend? Polypropylene is heavy,...
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    My 3/4 underquilt, pad, and TQ are slightly...

    My 3/4 underquilt, pad, and TQ are slightly larger than the HHSS. However, they are much warmer. I don't have to fight with an UQ to get it packed, but my HHSS is a struggle each time. I know some...
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    The SS works. However, it isn't as warm nor...

    The SS works. However, it isn't as warm nor resilient to movement within the hammock as a UQ. I find the UQ much easier to pack up, and slightly easier to set up.

    I haven't tried it, but using...
  36. Thread: Wool Idea?

    by Trooper
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    I recommend the Jacks-R-Better No Sniveller. It...

    I recommend the Jacks-R-Better No Sniveller. It can be an underquilt, top quilt, or a serape. It is versatile and not terribly expensive. Use this for an underquilt and add a $20 wool or fleece...
  37. Thread: Wool Idea?

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    I can tell by the tone of your posts that you're...

    I can tell by the tone of your posts that you're convinced that a wool blanket is what you want and need, so I won't try to talk you out of it. But, if you were completely sold on the idea, you...
  38. I never get much sleep. One of these two are...

    I never get much sleep. One of these two are always growling at something:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/5/0/0/4/jacktalia.jpg
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    I knew I remembered someone making a reflective...

    I knew I remembered someone making a reflective tarp:

    http://dblcorona.blogspot.com/2011/09/lawson-equipment-cuben-tarp.html
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    Put a space blanket up under your tarp if you...

    Put a space blanket up under your tarp if you want to reduce heat and still be covert. Some spray adhesive may keep it tight, and still be removable in the winter.
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    I've been using a quilt for a couple of years...

    I've been using a quilt for a couple of years now, on the ground and in a hammock. I bought a Marmot Helium bag a few years ago, and while it is a great bag, I regret the purchase. A quilt is a...
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    This is exactly right. If you are 3 feet from...

    This is exactly right. If you are 3 feet from the cordage, and you use a flashlight 2 feet from your eyes (waist level), the angle between the light source and your eyes is huge. But if you are 10...
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    Thank you. In addition to a mirror, I like...

    Thank you.



    In addition to a mirror, I like these:

    http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_11151_10001_163226_-1?cid=chanintel_google&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=163226
    ...
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    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/5/0/0/4...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/5/0/0/4/dsc_0678.jpghttp://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/5/0/0/4/takakawafalls.jpg
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    Hammock Gear quilts aren't necessarily...

    Hammock Gear quilts aren't necessarily inexpensive, but they are a great value. I have mostly Hammock Gear because they are the least expensive of most of the manufacturers, especially if you take...
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    I quit reading after a few posts--math confuses...

    I quit reading after a few posts--math confuses me. But, as mentioned, Hennessy originally proscribed a tight suspension, and my stuff sack from 2007-2008 shows that any change is fairly recent. ...
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    No problems here either.

    No problems here either.
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    Net hammocks do feel like you describe. A solid...

    Net hammocks do feel like you describe. A solid fabric generally feels much better, and is the standard with HF members. The Mayan Hammock is a fairly tight weave of cotton, so it feels like a...
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    REI can be very enticing when one starts...

    REI can be very enticing when one starts hammocking. But when one attempts to lighten their pack weight, REI is a source of many regrets and heartaches.

    Most of us have bought an underquilt and...
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    Both the Warbonnet and Hennessy Hyperlight feel...

    Both the Warbonnet and Hennessy Hyperlight feel like silk. They feel different from each other, and I like the fabric of the Hyperlight a little more. But, I prefer the WBBB because of the zipper...
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