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    Sticky: Informative and funny video, thanks.

    Informative and funny video, thanks.
  2. 121721I have a WBBB and a NX 250. The BB is...

    121721I have a WBBB and a NX 250. The BB is perfect for summer and the NX with a $75 AHE jarbidge (on sale) plus a z liner and the weathershield is my winter palace.

    When I first bought it, I got...
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    An Exped synmat 9 LW is all I use with my RR....

    An Exped synmat 9 LW is all I use with my RR. R-6 value and its 3 1/2 inches thick, which is the reason I don't put it into the pad pocket, when its fully inflated I think it might put too much...
  4. I have a NX 250 and a WBBB (not XLC). Totally...

    I have a NX 250 and a WBBB (not XLC). Totally different hammocks.

    The Clark is my dedicated winter hammock. The sides are held out from my body by the poles. The sides are pretty high up, stopping...
  5. Thread: Seam seal

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    Never and I've been in several good downpours...

    Never and I've been in several good downpours over the last couple of years in my vertex tarp
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    Most hunters are good folks, I met a couple this...

    Most hunters are good folks, I met a couple this week while car camping this week. Talked a good while with some of them, there were so many of them they filled up the trailhead parking area. I wear...
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    Someone on here once wrote to the effect "hike...

    Someone on here once wrote to the effect "hike chilly and wet, but sleep dry and warm". I kind of agree with that.
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    +1 on my NX 250 w/z liners...I can't imagine a...

    +1 on my NX 250 w/z liners...I can't imagine a better winter hammock than this. If it gets below about 30 deg in the middle of the night, I get up and attach my ahe jarbidge, that I got on sale for...
  9. Thread: Lightning

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    Much more afraid of the winds that usually...

    Much more afraid of the winds that usually accompany thunderstorms around here. One time I was camping after a major storm had gone through and 2 trees fell nearby in quick succession. This was back...
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    Figures, just yesterday I ordered a 9' DL from...

    Figures, just yesterday I ordered a 9' DL from arrowhead for my daughter to hang at her college, she said there are plenty of people on nice days hanging. She mentioned that one guy hung between a...
  11. I'll be there in a few weeks... take a bunch of...

    I'll be there in a few weeks... take a bunch of pics and write a trip report if you can. I'm coming from the south and looking at possibly doing a loop route. I always try to hang next to a creek,...
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    I wonder if it will be carried on TV news?

    I wonder if it will be carried on TV news?
  13. Like a lot of us, I bought the tracelite based on...

    Like a lot of us, I bought the tracelite based on want not need. I already have a great summer setup, but at the $164 pricetag for a hammock and tarp, well what can I say? I'll use it the rest of the...
  14. Clark having 25% off sale on most hammocks

    Just ordered a tracelite w/ tarp for $164, couldn't resist :laugh: I wonder if it will become my favorite hot weather hammock...I also ordered the TL tarp, that thing is tiny, I'm curious how it...
  15. While I have continuous loops on another...

    While I have continuous loops on another hammock, I figured since I bought the clark ropes (came with my nx250), I might as well use them since they work fine as passinthru mentioned. So I kept the...
  16. One of the things I like best about the vertex...

    One of the things I like best about the vertex tarp isn't so much that it keeps me dry when I'm in my nx 250, although it does that well...I like it best when I'm cooking and eating and moving around...
  17. Thread: Vertex

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    I have a NX 250 with z liner...Another big plus...

    I have a NX 250 with z liner...Another big plus from me for the z liner...attach it at home, no fiddling out in the field, super easy, convenient and warm.
  18. +1:thumbup: With this stand, and an 11ft...

    +1:thumbup:

    With this stand, and an 11ft hammock, I'm about 1 1/2 feet off the ground with the sag that I like.
  19. I have a cloudburst and bought separate doors...

    I have a cloudburst and bought separate doors with it for rain and wind... I might eventually buy a mamajama, the doors fit both tarps.

    Bottom line, I only take one set of doors when I go out,...
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    I'm also 5'9" and found that when I pull the head...

    I'm also 5'9" and found that when I pull the head end way way up (like to the top of my head), any sag in my jarbidge goes away with just the supplied suspension...the foot end cinches up around mid...
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    I have a jarbidge paired with my WBBB and I also...

    I have a jarbidge paired with my WBBB and I also had a prob with the thing sagging under my butt...my solution was to pull the head end of the uq up, way up to the top of my head, I sort of turned it...
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    I bought a stand after reading the reviews on...

    I bought a stand after reading the reviews on here and I'm glad I did. Even though I have trees, I like that I can break this thing down into 4 sections in seconds, move them to a more shaded area of...
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    I just posted in another clark thread which you...

    I just posted in another clark thread which you started and dropped in a pic...check it out.
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    Hotlips, I would say the NX 250 is kind of a...

    Hotlips, I would say the NX 250 is kind of a cross between a GE and a bridge, with the best of both worlds. The material its made of is really firm, allowing me to sleep right down the middle but...
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    Thanks for the info...just spent 13 hours last...

    Thanks for the info...just spent 13 hours last night in mine, love it. I got mine about 2 years ago when clark had a 25 % off sale. They don't have price breaks like this hardly ever, if somebody is...
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    I have a NX 250, so I can only speak to it. I...

    I have a NX 250, so I can only speak to it. I also have several other hammocks. If I could only keep one, it would be the clark, hands down. CJ pepa answered better than I can, but to add a bit..
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    If I didn't already have a clark, this could be...

    If I didn't already have a clark, this could be the the deal maker for me. I mean, think about it, zippers inside the hammock:boggle:. Kind of revolutionary if you ask me. Probably won't sell my 2...
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    Thanks for reposting Miguel. I have a RR too and...

    Thanks for reposting Miguel. I have a RR too and was looking at this version of their stand, opposed to the DIY version. I'm ordering when I get home tonight, no point waiting any longer as I have...
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    Nope, I just hook the figure 9 to the tarp...then...

    Nope, I just hook the figure 9 to the tarp...then I larkshead the zing it around the tree (I have a bowline on one end)and attach it to the figure 9, quick and easy. I do not use a ridgeline with my...
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    I'm fixing on getting a "Hammeck" stand too,...

    I'm fixing on getting a "Hammeck" stand too, please post some pics and a review if you can, thanks:)
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    I use those 50 lb limit metal figure 9s on both...

    I use those 50 lb limit metal figure 9s on both ends of my tarp...fast and easy and never pulls loose. They're all I use.
  32. Very easy to see the bright yellow guy lines when...

    Very easy to see the bright yellow guy lines when made of zing it, especially at dusk...and it keeps me from tripping over them.
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    I am curious about this also....to be realistic,...

    I am curious about this also....to be realistic, I think all pads have some degree of wetness in a hammock, but what is the driest pad?
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    I'll just keep using my Dutch clips and Dutch...

    I'll just keep using my Dutch clips and Dutch buckles (I love those things) and then........buy the speed hooks version 3.0 when they come out;)

    Although I'm more than a little curious to see what...
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    Good idea...I haven't hung enough to wear any...

    Good idea...I haven't hung enough to wear any out, but because I seem to get a new set of straps with every hammock I buy, I have more sets than I need. Usually i use the extra ones to tie things to...
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    Maybe you got a collectors item edition....

    Maybe you got a collectors item edition....
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    Nice write up, very descriptive, thanks....I have...

    Nice write up, very descriptive, thanks....I have to get to the Uwharrie trail someday. A couple times a year I stay for 2-3 nights a little north of there in the Birkhead Mtn Wilderness.
  38. This is what I do with my wbbb....On my clark, I...

    This is what I do with my wbbb....On my clark, I have been thinking about sliding cont. loops in the channel ends and looping them over my dutch buckles, like you described.
    I know dutch buckles...
  39. As I read your post and am now writing this, I am...

    As I read your post and am now writing this, I am laying in a clark NX 250 hammock outside. The clark is 9 ft long and has a bed width of 50 inches. It is 54 deg and cloudy.
    My clark is my go to...
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    beef stroganoff for breakfast, I like it:)

    beef stroganoff for breakfast, I like it:)
  41. Locked, sclocked, whatever:laugh: I like simple,...

    Locked, sclocked, whatever:laugh: I like simple, I have found this video to be excellent. Made a lot of loops with this and none have come loose.
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    You and scout were both were very lucky to have...

    You and scout were both were very lucky to have had each other. Be assured that he knew right up to the end how much he was loved by you.

    Our boy Dozer is a rescue from the shelter and a member of...
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    In this pic I have the weather shield zipped up,...

    In this pic I have the weather shield zipped up, it's water resistant but not water proof...the clark setup comes with a tarp as part of the hammock package, that makes it waterproof.

    The weather...
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    Slept in back last night and will again tonight,...

    Slept in back last night and will again tonight, NOAA says it'll get down to 42, yeah! Here is my jarbridge on my Clark NX 250 taken last week...but I'll be hanging in the same spot tonight.
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    1.1 seems to snag on things like bushes, things...

    1.1 seems to snag on things like bushes, things like that. It just seems to easily get pulls. But my 1.7 BB doesn't seem to snag on anything, it is some tough material.
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    I've got a SL original BB 1.7. I'm about your...

    I've got a SL original BB 1.7. I'm about your weight and it provides plenty of support, which I like. Its my dedicated summer hammock and being 1.7 and SL, it allows breezes to cool me off in the...
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    Shugs friend has a Clark like yours in this video...

    Shugs friend has a Clark like yours in this video and loves it...it shows a pretty detailed look at how he hangs his bug net

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv7EWHue7pY
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    Cool stand! Love my Clark too. Oh, and welcome;)

    Cool stand! Love my Clark too. Oh, and welcome;)
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    I have the old style Z liner with the six pads....

    I have the old style Z liner with the six pads. I've been into the high 20s with it and have been warm, with no drafts....and I am a very cold sleeper. The z liner, combined with the weathershield,...
  50. Well, I sure do hope that the jarbridge fits on...

    Well, I sure do hope that the jarbridge fits on the RR, even if I lose the use of the saddlebags...cause I ordered one last night while they were still $75. I've got a feeling its going to work just...
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