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  1. I am always tempted by a backpack trip, and the...

    I am always tempted by a backpack trip, and the Sipsey is at the top of my "to do" list. Unfortunately, I have plans both those weekends. But I will keep an open mind in the future.
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    When I bought my used WBBB, I repsonded with the...

    When I bought my used WBBB, I repsonded with the "I'll take it!" 1 minute after it was posted. It was in the mail a few hours later. It was 3 years old and sold for 80% of it's new price when...
  3. I second what Caveman said. In fact making...

    I second what Caveman said. In fact making whoopies is so easy, a Caveman could do it.

    I made my own whoopie slings, and I bought my straps from Harbor Freight. Very strong, no stretch, very...
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    Sticky: Make sure your bottle can take the heat....

    One must also make sure you are using proper bottles. Look back at post #213 here. I use only Nalgene brand bottles.
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  5. Actually, it was helpful. I agree that the...

    Actually, it was helpful. I agree that the difference between 40 and 20 is huge, which is why I am trying to ensure he is not uncomfortably cold.

    Hard to tell what our actual temps will be,...
  6. When I first started hanging, it was fall, so I...

    When I first started hanging, it was fall, so I was already in need of bottom insulation. I made an underquilt which worked, but it left much room for improvement. Two months later, I had invested...
  7. Nesting Top Quilts and Bottom Layers question

    In 3 days, I am leaving for a 7 day AT trek with friends. Our first night out, we may have temps near 20. All of us are prepared for that range, except for one of the guys who instead prepared for...
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    I came (hang) every month with Boy Scouts. Four...

    I came (hang) every month with Boy Scouts. Four times a year, I do an additional campout with scouts. Once per year, I spend a week in a hammock at summer camp. Over the past few months, I have...
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    I volunteer much of my time with boy scouts, and...

    I volunteer much of my time with boy scouts, and I work to instill values of kindness and generosity in those scouts. I can tell you that over the past 2 years on HF, I have seen that same sense of...
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    Speaking for myself (and others), it appears most...

    Speaking for myself (and others), it appears most around here prefer the UQ. When I got into hammocking, I was committed to not using a pad. After nearly 100 nights of hanging, I can say that I...
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    Thanks guys. I am actually very pleased with my...

    Thanks guys. I am actually very pleased with my repair. I did thin the silicone when I seam sealed this tarp and it worked just great.

    This tarp is being loaned to a buddy of mine all next...
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    Actually, while I set it up with both my summer...

    Actually, while I set it up with both my summer and winter quilts, my daughter took "lots" of pictures of me in the hammock. But none of them came out. Sorry, I was shooting for much more....
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    jonesy, I agree that Adam and Jenny do incredible...

    jonesy, I agree that Adam and Jenny do incredible work. Great folks. And FWIW, anyone with a buffalo avatar can't be all bad. ;)

    Enjoy and tell us about it when it all comes.
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    I now have 1.75mm Zing-it on all 3 of my hammock...

    I now have 1.75mm Zing-it on all 3 of my hammock ridgelines. As said before, plenty strong and very light. I have replaced 7/64" ridgelines as that is just overkill.
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    Meet my new Traveler 1.7 Single

    Well, boys and girls, it was time to pick up a new hammock. This is becoming a bad habit of mine, as I am up to three. I know, its nowhere as overboard as most of you, but I am catching up slowly....
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    That's as close to perfect as it gets; and slope...

    That's as close to perfect as it gets; and slope doesn't really affect us. Nice water oaks. And thanks, Isaac.
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    Dead Man and log Anchors

    It's all in the anchor. I have not actually made this yet (for a hammock), but I have used systems like this for troop monkey bridges since I was a scout.
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    Evolution of Hammocking Tarps

    Hey all!

    I have been hanging for almost two years now, and though I have racked up nearly 100 nights, I consider myself a relative novice compared to many others here. But I wanted to share some...
  19. I started with a GT SB Pro and a Kelty 12. I...

    I started with a GT SB Pro and a Kelty 12. I slept very comfortably in the SBPro for about 70 nights before I moved into a WBBB. I used the Noah 12 for several months before I went to a custom...
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    Not sure what you all are talking about. This is...

    Not sure what you all are talking about. This is the bison buckle I wear...


    http://woodbadgestore.net/shop/images/buffalobeltbuckle.jpg
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    If you are looking for the NiteIze line, they...

    If you are looking for the NiteIze line, they have it at Sports Authority. I was up there over the weekend. For $9.99 they have four (4) 8' lengths, each with a plastic figure9, or if you just want...
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    I am prepping for an AT hike with 4 of my...

    I am prepping for an AT hike with 4 of my friends, all of us hammocking. With 3 days food, I am shooting for about 18-19 lbs. My baseweight without food/water/fuel is fairly firm at 13lbs 1.5 oz. ...
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    Take care on your deployment, and a safe return...

    Take care on your deployment, and a safe return to your new underquilt.
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    Go for it! :laugh:

    Go for it! :laugh:
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    Repairing the tarp, step by step

    OK, I finally got around to repairing the tear in my tarp.

    Before I began (not pictured) I cleaned the inside and outside of the tarp with denatured alcohol. The tarp had been used at Philmont...
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    Small hammock fans...

    I am looking for a small compact fan that could be hung from a ridgeline in a hammock. I have this vision of one where the blades are encased in a small cylinder so that the blades don't get into...
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    I have been using the plastic ones as tarp tie...

    I have been using the plastic ones as tarp tie downs for over 2 years now. I camp on average of about 45 days a year, so figure about 85-90 days of uv/outdoor exposure. Never had one break. But the...
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    There is a live oak in a nearby public park that...

    There is a live oak in a nearby public park that has multiple long, low branches that would each support a hammock. I have been wanting to get out there with some friends to see how many hammocks we...
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    No worries. I expect they may go on sale, but...

    No worries. I expect they may go on sale, but probably next August during AHE's 4th anniversery sale. They were $130 when I bought them, so you could always look a the $100 price tag as being 25%...
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    The summer Jarbride River packs pretty small;...

    The summer Jarbride River packs pretty small; smaller than I would have though it would. Her it is with some other items to compare. The JBR is the in the green camo bag on the left. It is loosly...
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    jw261, For summer, I use a AHE Jarbridge River...

    jw261,
    For summer, I use a AHE Jarbridge River summer quilt (3.0 Climashield vs std 6.0). This has been my go to quilt summer for 2 years now. Paul rates this to 50, but I have taken it down to...
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    Yeah, thanks to you all for the replies. Once...

    Yeah, thanks to you all for the replies. Once you said how to do it, I had the "Doah!" moment. I spent 2 years following Hurricanes Ivan, Dennis and Katrina repairing yachts. Though woodworking was...
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    Repairing a tarp

    Well, I was doing some tarp work today, when I noticed some damage to my tarp. I have attached two pics, one giving good perspective of scale. The damage goes completely through, and is almost...
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    Aside from the idea of just being able to say...

    Aside from the idea of just being able to say "Whoopie" (which is fun to make, in case you missed that...), I have another reason to use them, which a few others have mentioned. When used with the...
  35. Oh. Sorry, I cannot make it on Monday/Tuesday. ...

    Oh. Sorry, I cannot make it on Monday/Tuesday. After this past 5 day weekend, it is probably not advisable for me to request an extra day off. ;)
  36. I was trying to figure that out. Your post title...

    I was trying to figure that out. Your post title says September 1st and 2nd (Saturday and Sunday). :eek:
  37. I really wish I could join you on this one, but I...

    I really wish I could join you on this one, but I have a commitment Saturday evening. I have hiked most of that section. Be sure to check out Speck Pond before you hop on the trail (off 285) and...
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    Traveler Ordered!

    OK, after some debate and discussion, I decided upon the Traveler 1.7 Single. There are advantages to the double, but for me, I felt the single was what I needed.

    I spent an hour last night...
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    I heard from Bigbamaguy the other day. He hinted...

    I heard from Bigbamaguy the other day. He hinted he may be putting together something sometime. (I don't want to pin him to anything ;) ).

    I don't know if I can make a Alabama Hang in the fall,...
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    OK. From Left to Right: Kelty Noah's Tarp...

    OK. From Left to Right:

    Kelty Noah's Tarp 12': 33.7 oz
    Terrapin Custom silnylon, 11'x12': 22.3 oz (in snake skins)
    Quart of alcohol (for scale)
    Hammock Gear 4S Cuben: 11': 9.3 oz
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  41. Lightening a Traveler suspension

    Thank you both. That is what I was looking for. I think it confused me a bit, as neither was what I was expecting. I think I will have to watch that a few more times before I make a decision.
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    Yea, I understand that. I brought a Dutch oven...

    Yea, I understand that. I brought a Dutch oven to the first Heart of Dixie Hang, but I only had to lug it 1/4 mile. It was worth it, as I made Lamb Stew and dumplings for dinner and a lumberjack...
  43. Thanks. Unfortunately, our filter at work blocks...

    Thanks. Unfortunately, our filter at work blocks photobucket, so I can't view it.

    I am familiar with whoopies, having made half a dozen sets. I was looking at choosing which suspension package...
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    Yes, but you will not be carrying your food out...

    Yes, but you will not be carrying your food out the same way you carry it in... ;)
  45. Adjustable Webbing vs Line/Strap Suspension...pics please

    Can anyone please post some pics of either Line/Strap Suspensions and/or the Adjustable Webbing Suspensions?

    I have seen the descriptions, but cannot find any pics of the differences. And as we...
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    OK, last chance to chime in. I am pulling the...

    OK, last chance to chime in. I am pulling the trigger on a Traveler tomorrow...but...

    I am still on the fence on a 1.1 Double vs 1.7 Single, and I am looking for ideas. Just to add another...
  47. I agree that Blackwater has the best options. ...

    I agree that Blackwater has the best options. For a group hang, it would probably be best to utilize a location accessible by car, as not all local hammockers are backpackers. It would also be good...
  48. Looks like you have already hit my favorites. ;)...

    Looks like you have already hit my favorites. ;)

    Blackwater, Alaqua FT, Torreya....

    I also hang often at the local scout camp (west of DeFuniak). Often if I am looking at alternative...
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    Just to add to the confusion on this (i.e. more...

    Just to add to the confusion on this (i.e. more choices), ZPacks sells a variety of small stuff. They have a Z-Line Spectra cord in 1.25mm or 1.5mm. They also have a Z-Line Slick Dyneema cord...
  50. All present and accounted fo...ehem...all guilty...

    All present and accounted fo...ehem...all guilty as charged! :D
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