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  1. If weight is not an issue, maybe try a poncho...

    If weight is not an issue, maybe try a poncho liner. Prices vary wildly, but even the most expensive are rarely more than $30 and I've got one from eBay for less than $10. I added a drawstring at...
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    I'd go with suggestion number one. My Hennessy...

    I'd go with suggestion number one. My Hennessy hex tarp has lasted 5 years and is still going strong. Not the lightest tarp in the world, but it's well made, works well and mine came with tie-outs...
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    That cord or whatever it is on the back side to...

    That cord or whatever it is on the back side to control the floppy fabric may be unique. I've not seen that before. I guess it accomplishes the same thing as knotty mods. This is a cut above most...
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    While I'm not in the market for a tarp right now,...

    While I'm not in the market for a tarp right now, I do enjoy reading a good real world account, especially one with such good illustrative photos. Nicely done.
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    Welcome from one of your neighboring states. ...

    Welcome from one of your neighboring states. From the sound of it, you've been bitten hard by the hammock bug: a Clark, a Warbonnet Blackbird, thinking about a bridge and doing some DIY. You're far...
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    Welcome from Georgia. You're in the state with...

    Welcome from Georgia. You're in the state with one of my favorite spots to hike and hang, the Sipsey Wilderness Area.
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    Welcome to the forums. Nice choice for your...

    Welcome to the forums. Nice choice for your first hammock.
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    I now carry two extra pieces of poly strapping...

    I now carry two extra pieces of poly strapping for use as tree straps because of the trip Five Tango refers to where one of us kind of temporarily lost his suspension on the trail. :)
  9. It's more like how do I not go? The 12 nights a...

    It's more like how do I not go? The 12 nights a year is one way to add structure and motivation, though so far this year I've slept outside in a hammock 26 nights. Most of those are simple...
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    If you're waking up clammy, it's most likely from...

    If you're waking up clammy, it's most likely from sweating. Is some part of your system acting as a vapor barrier, maybe the pad?
  11. I agree with this approach, and having taken a...

    I agree with this approach, and having taken a look at the stand via the above link, seems like a good first step. If the hammock has amsteel loops on the ends, that might be all you end up needing....
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    Welcome to the fourms,rhlingwrth, from a guy down...

    Welcome to the fourms,rhlingwrth, from a guy down here in the humid, muggy Southeastern US.
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    This is a very interesting design. The pics and...

    This is a very interesting design. The pics and description on Jared's website look like it could be considered sort of like an underquilt protector with the extra fabric. Do you think it functions...
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    Hi Pmayojr87. Glad you got here and happy to...

    Hi Pmayojr87. Glad you got here and happy to have you contributing to the community.
    Cheers.
  15. I use the HammockGear Quest with the 12-foot...

    I use the HammockGear Quest with the 12-foot ridgeline and like it. Part of it may be psychological, but I think it makes it easier to ensure the hammock is well covered. As I said in another...
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    I've used HammockGear's Quest with the 12 foot...

    I've used HammockGear's Quest with the 12 foot ridgeline for several different hammocks, including my 11 foot gathered end, my bridge and a Just Bill bridge I tested for a while. I like the extra...
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    Cool story and a good introduction. Welcome to...

    Cool story and a good introduction. Welcome to the forums where you'll find no end of opinions.
    Cheers.
  18. Yes. Sorry, couldn't resist that. More...

    Yes.


    Sorry, couldn't resist that. More seriously, it depends on the weather you're expecting, more particularly the lows at night. I'd suggest watching Shug's video(s) on using a pad in a...
  19. I think there was a kickstarter or something...

    I think there was a kickstarter or something similar in a thread here a few months ago that did just that. It might be a European design, if I remember correctly. Didn't generate much interest on...
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    Welcome to the forums, CabbagePatch. 24-foot...

    Welcome to the forums, CabbagePatch. 24-foot python straps? That's way long. Most would be using, say, 12 to 15 footers on each end. You may have more strap than you need merely to hang a...
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    Besides watching all of Shug's videos, buy Derek...

    Besides watching all of Shug's videos, buy Derek Hansen's book which will save you money in the long run as well as educate you. Here's a link to his website:
    http://theultimatehang.com/
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    One heck of an introduction there. Welcome to...

    One heck of an introduction there. Welcome to the forums.
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    Glad you decided to post. Good to have you...

    Glad you decided to post. Good to have you around.
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    Welcome to the forums, whittler039, from clear...

    Welcome to the forums, whittler039, from clear across the country. Glad you stopped by. Hold onto your wallet, though. Hammock sleeping can be addictive.
    Cheers.
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    I'm jealous of your week in the woods. From the...

    I'm jealous of your week in the woods. From the photos it looks like you were prepared. I see a gear hammock, a bottom entry bugnet and I think we've got the same tarp.
    Cheers.
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    Welcome to the forums. Shug is sort of the...

    Welcome to the forums. Shug is sort of the gateway drug to hanging, isn't he? Hope you get out soon and enjoy an overnight in that Warbonnet. You've picked a very well made and versatile hammock.
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    And hello and welcome back at ya. Glad you...

    And hello and welcome back at ya. Glad you joined the forums.
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    Hi Jeremy, I'll jump in and admit that I got...

    Hi Jeremy,

    I'll jump in and admit that I got to play with cmoulder's carbon fiber spreader bars for a couple of months. I was dumbfounded when I first handled the 3.6 ounce set he made. I've...
  29. I'm not in Florida, but I'm close in the Piedmont...

    I'm not in Florida, but I'm close in the Piedmont region of Georgia where it's also fairly warm most of the year. If it were me I'd get the 30 degree underquilt and the 40 degree top quilt. My...
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    Indeed, good luck with your business and have fun...

    Indeed, good luck with your business and have fun on the trail.
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    Hot as it's been lately, I really feel for you...

    Hot as it's been lately, I really feel for you out there in the sun. I notice there's no bug net in the photos, which surprises me. Is there a route for this ride somewhere or a website? As a...
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    For number two, what you did is what I've done...

    For number two, what you did is what I've done many times. I have a piece of Tyvek with me and typically put it on the ground under my hammock. That gives me a place to stand in sock feet to...
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    I wondered if there was a part two coming. Your...

    I wondered if there was a part two coming. Your shooting and editing continues to evolve nicely, really brings the viewer into the scene to get a sense of what the experience is like. That's a hard...
  34. I've been testing one of his prototypes that has...

    I've been testing one of his prototypes that has no bug net, so I just removed my net from my own bridge hammock and temporarily installed it on Bill's prototype. It's just a simple half bug net...
  35. Beat me to the punch, so I'll just bolster...

    Beat me to the punch, so I'll just bolster BananaHammock's argument in favor of Just Bill's bridge hammocks. Not only does the man make a dandy bridge hammock, there are numerous threads on here...
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    The only smell that seems to cling to my feathers...

    The only smell that seems to cling to my feathers is my own. So far, airing the quilt out after a trip has always taken care of it. I imagine washing would be the solution if ever that didn't work.
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    Welcome to the forums, DPhillips, from a guy a...

    Welcome to the forums, DPhillips, from a guy a bit to your east. Better watch those hammock bugs. Their bite causes lightness in the wallet. :)
  38. In a gathered end, on occasion I've side slept a...

    In a gathered end, on occasion I've side slept a bit, usually in the same direction I use when I'm on my back. For example, I lie down head left, feet right diagonally. When I turn, I turn to my...
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    Hot pink indeed, the perfect color. And look at...

    Hot pink indeed, the perfect color. And look at the excitement in those eyes!
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    Congrats on making the jump from lurking to...

    Congrats on making the jump from lurking to contributing, and welcome.
    You've got the basics covered pretty well. Be warned, though, that unless you're strong-willed, you'll be tempted into a never...
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    Hi kwb377. Alabama is home to one of my favorite...

    Hi kwb377.
    Alabama is home to one of my favorite destinations: the Sipsey Wilderness. It's certainly possible to moto-camp there, walking a few hundred yards, or a mile or ten miles to a camp. The...
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    Glad you showed up for the data mining and will...

    Glad you showed up for the data mining and will be staying for the fun. It's always cool to see other's projects.
    Cheers.
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    Like rweb82 and deadeye, in a gathered end I tend...

    Like rweb82 and deadeye, in a gathered end I tend to stay on my back with legs straight, though I don't use a pad under my heels. Sometimes I'll bend one or the other leg in a nod towards a figure...
  44. I liked reading your report and hope you'll keep...

    I liked reading your report and hope you'll keep posting your experiences on the AT. While I've seen hammocks on the trail in Georgia and have even run into some HF members before, that's the...
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    Welcome to the forums, ResQU. There are some...

    Welcome to the forums, ResQU. There are some varied and L-O-N-G threads here on the Amok line of hammocks, so there should be several folks around with a good bit of experience with these. You...
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    That looks very well made. Curious about the...

    That looks very well made. Curious about the weight?
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    Four of us just hiked the Foothills Trail the...

    Four of us just hiked the Foothills Trail the first week of May, and I took my bridge along despite the weight penalty of the spreader bars. I slept well every night and was glad I had it.
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    Can't speak to the northern parts of the trail,...

    Can't speak to the northern parts of the trail, but I'll attach a screenshot of temperature and weather data from January 2018 I got from Weather Underground. I tried to pick a weather station in...
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    Bridge hammocks are addictive. My wife loves her...

    Bridge hammocks are addictive. My wife loves her RR. I've been sleeping in one or another bridge a LOT the past few weeks, including a week on the Foothills Trail. I'm wondering if I'm becoming a...
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    The weather was excellent, though warm. The only...

    The weather was excellent, though warm. The only rain we had was two night time 10-minute very light passing showers, both after we were already in camp with hammocks set up. It never rained during...
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