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  1. I love my new little Thermodrop. The first one...

    I love my new little Thermodrop. The first one came and the light didn't work. Contacted them and no questions asked they sent me another. I now have two with one a little hard to read at night :)
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    A warm one ;)

    A warm one ;)
  3. I didn't realize that Scorpions lived in Alabama....

    I didn't realize that Scorpions lived in Alabama. I've never seen on here in Huntsville.
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    It depends on what your definition of ample...

    It depends on what your definition of ample coverage is. In nice weather - yes. In stormy weather with wind and cold - no. The Palace is bare minimum for me in fall/winter/early spring hanging. I...
  5. I had this so I ordered beefier rings from Amazon...

    I had this so I ordered beefier rings from Amazon and I've not had this issue since.
  6. If you are worried then get a or make a...

    If you are worried then get a or make a continuous ridge line and that worry is gone.
  7. Wise choice. You'll love Georges quilts as they...

    Wise choice. You'll love Georges quilts as they are not only warm but works of art as well.
  8. For me in Alabama I've gotten to 13°F in windy...

    For me in Alabama I've gotten to 13°F in windy conditions and my 0° Lynx under quilt and 0° Loco Libre top quilt were as warm as could be. I'd highly recommend an under quilt designed to fit your...
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    Who told you that?

    Who told you that?
  10. Thread: DCF Tarps

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    All it takes is one rainy trip with blowing rain...

    All it takes is one rainy trip with blowing rain in the cold fall/winter and your decision will become easier :) For me and my Warbonnet Ridge runner it's a 12 ft tarp with doors and a lot of...
  11. Pointy end down here as well. I've seen pics...

    Pointy end down here as well. I've seen pics of pointy end up and a big wind come and pointy end goes through tarp. Ouch!
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    Yep it's a knot. It hard to make out which one...

    Yep it's a knot. It hard to make out which one without knowing how it tied and I can't figure that out based on the pic.
  13. As my wife says, your doing something wrong :) ...

    As my wife says, your doing something wrong :) I fought this battle for years and finally gave up and got a Warbonnet Ridgerunner where the under quilt has 4 connections and your done. Keep at it...
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    Welcome to the forums. Check out Hammock Gear,...

    Welcome to the forums. Check out Hammock Gear, Warbonnet Outdoors, dutchwaregear and others for some excellent high quality light tarps.
  15. If you want the best sleeping bag then Western...

    If you want the best sleeping bag then Western Mountaineering is the brand. Costly but no compromise warmth.
    https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/camping-and-hiking/best-backpacking-sleeping-bag
  16. Thread: DCF Tarps

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    Hey John long time no hear from. Hope you're...

    Hey John long time no hear from. Hope you're doing well. For me the CF tarps are good in late fall and winter when the coverage is needed and I opted for the palace as the Hammock Gear non palace...
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    An update. I just got to use these bumper guards...

    An update. I just got to use these bumper guards from HomeDepot and I love them. I've broken so many of the tube style that I wanted to give these a try and I really like them. Now to device a...
  18. Unfortunately, I'm guessing that the 5 USD...

    Unfortunately, I'm guessing that the 5 USD discount may be a hint that they aren't US based if that is a requirement.
  19. Wow, that really is a transparent tarp :)

    Wow, that really is a transparent tarp :)
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    The only shrinking I've seen with DCF is my...

    The only shrinking I've seen with DCF is my wallet :)
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    Welcome to Hammock Forums from another Greg. ...

    Welcome to Hammock Forums from another Greg. Congrats on the KETO weight loss. Loosing weight makes backpacking and hanging so much more enjoyable. Thanks for your service and enjoy the forums.
  22. Spend all the time you can with her as they grow...

    Spend all the time you can with her as they grow up fast and get married (my daughter last weekend) :) Beautiful area but that kind of elevation change is hard for the young and old.
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    Dutch recently stated on a youTube interview that...

    Dutch recently stated on a youTube interview that 12 footers are starting to become very popular for the comfort they provide so if ultra lite isn't your forte then you may want to add this to your...
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    I always use a bug net for bugs and or a wind...

    I always use a bug net for bugs and or a wind block but I've also awaken to a mini snow storm when it's below freezing and the moisture of your breath has condensed on the bug net. Not that big of a...
  25. Thread: Job Security

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    Cute kid and long. Congrats.

    Cute kid and long. Congrats.
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    That would be pretty stupid to stage this and not...

    That would be pretty stupid to stage this and not have a backup plan. I do believe he had a last second thought about tying off to a really dead tree :)
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    Thanks. I ordered two sets yesterday so a...

    Thanks. I ordered two sets yesterday so a testing I will go. Thanks for the idea and heads up on these.
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    He really shouldn't tie up to a dead tree. He's...

    He really shouldn't tie up to a dead tree. He's lucky and I'll be he checks out the trees in the future.
  29. I concur. Tried it early on in my hanging days...

    I concur. Tried it early on in my hanging days and jettisoned that quickly.
  30. I'd recommend one of the Tato stand kits and...

    I'd recommend one of the Tato stand kits and build your stand that will fit in that area just fine.
    https://dutchwaregear.com/product/tato-gear-hammock-stand-kit/
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    Do they hold up to the removal and replace over...

    Do they hold up to the removal and replace over and over and stay tight?
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    But why? Bored?

    But why? Bored?
  33. Slippage but a safety knot would work. Dutch has...

    Slippage but a safety knot would work. Dutch has to put this up due to the litigious nature of the day.
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    It's always hard to hear of a fellow hiker and...

    It's always hard to hear of a fellow hiker and hammock hanger leaving us way too early. Prayers for his family and his Hammock Forums family. You'll be missed.
  35. Your gear is top notch so you've at least got a...

    Your gear is top notch so you've at least got a good start.
  36. Except a veil isn't connected on all sides with a...

    Except a veil isn't connected on all sides with a bit of pressure on the sides ...
  37. ... and you still call him a friend :) I'm...

    ... and you still call him a friend :) I'm useless with needles so if it were me I'd send it back to WB for repairs.
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    Good idea. What did you use for the labeling?

    Good idea. What did you use for the labeling?
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    Cold weather is the best bug repellent I've ever...

    Cold weather is the best bug repellent I've ever found.
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    Welcome to the forums. Enjoy your stay.

    Welcome to the forums. Enjoy your stay.
  41. Let's hope that cat didn't do a cat stretch and...

    Let's hope that cat didn't do a cat stretch and use the claws :)
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    Enjoy the new gear. Hopefully the mailman leaves...

    Enjoy the new gear. Hopefully the mailman leaves it today :)
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    Right by Talladega. Nice hiking areas. Welcome...

    Right by Talladega. Nice hiking areas. Welcome from the north :) oh part of the state.
  44. This is simply the physics of the situation and...

    This is simply the physics of the situation and if it's sagging too much your most likely hanging from trees to small to use. I guess you could add a bungee style system to keep it tight but is it...
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    You can't go wrong with these lighter/shorter...

    You can't go wrong with these lighter/shorter quilts for weight savings and as you said when it's warm move it to the side.
  46. Thread: LiteAF tarp

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    Yes, especially right now and it's most likely to...

    Yes, especially right now and it's most likely to not get any easier for a while.
  47. Thread: LiteAF tarp

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    Yea it makes me wonder about a company that makes...

    Yea it makes me wonder about a company that makes a tarp run like this and then nothing again. They obviously didn't make enough profit on these.
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    The problem is they probably do not know where...

    The problem is they probably do not know where credit is due nor have they heard of JRB. I find that the "national" media types know very little of the cottage vendors.
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    I'd rather not be known as a dangler, thank you...

    I'd rather not be known as a dangler, thank you very much :)
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    Must be nice. Here in the south it's currently...

    Must be nice. Here in the south it's currently 92° with a relative humidity of 88%. I'd hate to move my office outside. Maybe in November. :)
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