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    I'll admit I'm no expert on light weight but did...

    I'll admit I'm no expert on light weight but did not think 5 grams was all that heavy. A mini figure 9 is 3 grams I think. There are different size Cam Jams....I am using the small with 2 mm line. ...
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    Nite Ize Cam Jam

    Just a quick note suggesting the use of the Cam Jam (edit: small size) for hanging a tarp and even for the tie outs. I tried them over the weekend and it is a very fast way to hang and center a...
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    First off...no do not use rope around an anchor...

    First off...no do not use rope around an anchor point if that anchor point is a tree. Rope damages the tree and we are trying to make this a low impact part of the camping experience. No to mention,...
  4. THANK YOU!!! The voice of reason....plus IIRC...

    THANK YOU!!! The voice of reason....plus IIRC it's even sterile!
  5. You can get a chinook 12 from Amazon....$58 and...

    You can get a chinook 12 from Amazon....$58 and if you are a prime member it will be there in 2 days. Also, take a look at the Noah's 12. It's bigger, just a bit pricier but is also available on...
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    I'm a guy so I guess maybe I cannot understand...

    I'm a guy so I guess maybe I cannot understand but...never thought about it being a big deal. So what, someone sees you in the buff from a distance for a second or two. Unless you ladies are doing...
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    Kids pushing Whoopies to the limit!

    So I hung my old Grand Trunk Traveler (think that is what it was called....short narrow little thing I picked up at REI Outlet many years ago) up in the yard and only turned my back for a moment when...
  8. Just watched this vid and must say that looks...

    Just watched this vid and must say that looks like it was an awesome trip.....I probably would still pee in a bottle but Shug, that was sweet!
  9. Thanks for the comments and links to past...

    Thanks for the comments and links to past threads. Even though I am sure the stars are great and all at 3am unfortunately for me I might be seeing them more than once a night. Like some others have...
  10. "Bathroom" breaks late at night....your solution?

    Hope this is not too gross but.......Been camping all my life....always hate to go tromping out into the woods just to pee in the middle of the night. Found this to be even worse when I am all snug...
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  12. I just started using the Nite Ize Cam Jam in a...

    I just started using the Nite Ize Cam Jam in a similar fashion. They stay clipped to the tarp ends with about 10'feet of reflective cord, a mini biner on the end. Wrap the tree, clip the biner, draw...
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    Thanks for the info and photos. Based on your...

    Thanks for the info and photos. Based on your post I picked up a Chinook in sand color on Amazon. I have a Noah's 12 but have never gotten a tight pitch and never had it in heavy rain. Even...
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    Last November I was very comfy at 22 degrees in...

    Last November I was very comfy at 22 degrees in my WL Night Owl (DL) with the following: blue Wally CCF pad with a windshield reflector beneath it and a makeshift fleece under quilt (the "under...
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    Wow...that turned ugly kinda fast.

    Wow...that turned ugly kinda fast.
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    Here's what I have always thought....hammock...

    Here's what I have always thought....hammock camping is not about speed of setup or ease of setup and maybe not even comfort it is all about the gear and FIDDLING! Come on, look at all the stuff to...
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    Boundary Waters Minnesota

    Heading up to the BWCA for the first time and have a question. My suspension is whoopies with straps and toggles. Anyone know what length my tree straps need to be? Typically I use 6' and want to...
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    Making my first trip ever to the BWCA the first...

    Making my first trip ever to the BWCA the first week of September....cannot wait! My dad and I are going before he is way too old. He's 70 but a marathon runner so he's in better shape than I am....
  19. Thanks all....you folks are the best. I feel...

    Thanks all....you folks are the best. I feel much better about my trip....well except for the moaning sound thing of course. :scared:
  20. Now maybe you guys could help me with this....how...

    Now maybe you guys could help me with this....how to deal with the bogey man? Was in the smokies the past week....cabin in the woods. Have a feeling northern Minnesota will be even darker at night!...
  21. Thanks for all the comments folks. Looking...

    Thanks for all the comments folks. Looking forward to my trip and straying dry while there!
  22. Like Bubba wrote....I got the info from Kelty's...

    Like Bubba wrote....I got the info from Kelty's website. Go figure.
  23. Thanks! Good to know. BTW....what did you use...

    Thanks! Good to know. BTW....what did you use to "re-waterproof" it?
  24. Perfect....thanks

    Perfect....thanks
  25. Noah's 12....can you give me real use stories?

    Okay, so I have read a handful of reviews of the Noah's tarps, most of them positive. However, I will be heading to the boundary waters in Minnesota in a few weeks and really want to make sure I...
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    Just bought my second WL Night Owl....love these...

    Just bought my second WL Night Owl....love these hammocks. Get it with an adjustable ridgeline, get it dialed in and you will be good to go. Really well made, includes whoopies...no shoulder...
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    Here's the problem as I see it...you are over...

    Here's the problem as I see it...you are over thinking it. When you "think about sleeping" it is very hard to fall asleep. It seems to me the reason people have trouble at first is that they are...
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    Camping in my Night Owl

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    Quick camping report - My buddy and I just got back from a couple of nights camping in northern Illinois. It was a bit chilly but the hammocks were warm at night.

    He had a...
  29. Not sure about stealth hanging in Austria. In...

    Not sure about stealth hanging in Austria. In some ways the culture seems laid back and in other ways not so much. The people there are interesting....they are what I would call "polite" but not...
  30. Hammocks in St. Johann Park Vienna, Austria

    On my third business trip to Austria this year, I stayed in Vienna. I took a walk one day and to my surprise, the park across the street had "hammocks" for lounging. They are made from some type of...
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    Fathers Day Hammocking?

    Any dads out there get a little extra time to sneak away for a nap? I managed to break out my night owl, quickly string up a cheapie green Sportsman's Guide tarp to block the sun that made it...
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    Once I got my setup adjusted, no calf ridge at...

    Once I got my setup adjusted, no calf ridge at all. Plus, I sleep on my side anyway so it would not matter really. Never tried a bridge but my Wilderness Logics Night Owl is really awesome! BTW, I...
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    Yes, they had about a half dozen hammocks at the...

    Yes, they had about a half dozen hammocks at the resort but I really like to set up my own gear, where I want it and enjoy. Plus mine is nice and clean instead of being soaked with Lord knows what...
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    No that had me laughing so loud I almost got...

    No that had me laughing so loud I almost got caught using my ipad for fun....which as you know is verboten!
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    Thanks man! It is good to be among friends and...

    Thanks man! It is good to be among friends and sympathizers.
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    Hanging, briefly, in Cancun

    My family and I just got back from Cancun, Mexico. Since my wife, heretofore known as SWSNBN (she who shall not be named), has a passion for hating things that make me happy, bringing a hammock on a...
  37. Sorry guys but it looks like I'm not going to...

    Sorry guys but it looks like I'm not going to make it. With three young and active kids things pop up that are tough to miss. Plus I just realized that it's fall clean-up at our church on Saturday...
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    Generally, sounds of the wild don't bother me. ...

    Generally, sounds of the wild don't bother me. However, while testing gear in my own yard I hear sounds that can make it tough to sleep.

    We have a heavily wooded yard in a suburban...
  39. Having never been a part of a group hang, please...

    Having never been a part of a group hang, please forgive me if I am not following protocol. Can anyone from HF just decide to join a group hang? If so, I have clearance from the tower and should be...
  40. Thread: IL>IL hang?

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    MP thanks for the reply. Hiker and kayaker...

    MP thanks for the reply. Hiker and kayaker here....suppose I could do a little biking too. I am planning on hitting the Iowa hang on Nov. 15th. Just tested my setup at 25* and I was perfectly...
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    Thanks for the replies everyone. Now that I know...

    Thanks for the replies everyone. Now that I know my rig will keep me comfy in chilly weather I am hoping to make the Iowa group hang in November.
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    Snug as a bug

    First of all....thanks to all for the great tips and ideas you provide!

    Been thinking about joining one of the upcoming Midwest hangs but have never tested my gear in cold weather (up until last...
  43. Thread: IL>IL hang?

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    Sorry I missed this thread...I would like to have...

    Sorry I missed this thread...I would like to have been there. Hopefully you guys can put another one together....I will watch the site better for info.

    I live near Crystal Lake Illinois in...
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    Hey that's great man! Enjoy them and welcome to...

    Hey that's great man! Enjoy them and welcome to hanging.
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    The last few posts really explain what's most...

    The last few posts really explain what's most important here....the object in a lightning strike cannot always handle the amount of current being fed into it so other paths are sought out...
  46. Thread: Overwhelmed!

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    Okay here's the thing....I bought my first...

    Okay here's the thing....I bought my first hammock (Grand Trunk single) from REI because I had a dividend and it was cheap on their outlet site. At the time I had never heard of hammockforums nor...
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    Good suggestions all on the stake situation. I...

    Good suggestions all on the stake situation. I might look at making a boom stake....seems easy enough. If not, one of those doggie things would probably be the way to go.
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    FUNNY thing....I just posted in the DIY with the...

    FUNNY thing....I just posted in the DIY with the same title and darn near the exact same stand! Great minds or something like that right? There are photos and instructions included....let me know...
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    Like Shug said hanging it from your SRL is a no...

    Like Shug said hanging it from your SRL is a no no. Try hanging a small led lantern and then climb into your hammock. You might be surprised how much it swings around. Oh and while it does not get...
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    That's a great question....one which I have often...

    That's a great question....one which I have often pondered. I sleep head left feet right (I'm left handed, not sure if that makes a difference) and one day decided to try it the other way.....felt...
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