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  1. +1 on both SilvrSurfr and Zilla's replies. You...

    +1 on both SilvrSurfr and Zilla's replies. You will not find better content on the broad subject of hammocs than right here. Period. You will not exhaust this resource either, it keeps on giving by...
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    I don't recall the size but I got a tablecloth...

    I don't recall the size but I got a tablecloth larger than that, and made an adjustable ridgeline that worked much like a whoopie sling. After gradually adjusting length, and ridgeline, I came up...
  3. Depends a lot on what you care to cart around. I...

    Depends a lot on what you care to cart around. I mostly motorcycle camp. My 11' hammock under a 12' tarp got pretty "close" in 3 days of rain. I ordered a 16' Kelty upon return. Awesome rig. Very...
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    I sleep on my side quite comfortably in a...

    I sleep on my side quite comfortably in a hammock. I guess that's why I like such a large one, 11' by 6'. Lots of real estate to get comfy in. Maybe try a larger hammock to see if it helps?...
  5. Above the barcode it says ITEM# 638823 Barcode...

    Above the barcode it says ITEM# 638823
    Barcode is 7 88904 00112 4

    Company name Blue Ridge Home Fashions, Inc.
    15761 Tapia St
    Irwindale, CA 91706
    Tel 800-971-2677

    RN91862
    Made in China
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    The blogs might be a great place for the...

    The blogs might be a great place for the equipment manufacturers to post equipment specific "how-tos"
  7. Stowed works.

    Stowed works.
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    I spent three soaking rain days under the 12 and...

    I spent three soaking rain days under the 12 and resolved to get a 16! I throw both in the car in case it happens again. I also throw the tarp over the ridge line so I can get the hammock up out of...
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    Thunderbird or Dangerbird72 would be my...

    Thunderbird or Dangerbird72 would be my suggestion. I have well over 500 nights in my DB72 and still find it the most comfortable sleep ever.
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    Your legs are elevated, the blood flows back...

    Your legs are elevated, the blood flows back towards your torso, increases hydrostatic pressure so your kidneys get the clue to process and reduce fluid levels as it were. Not long before the bladder...
  11. Thanks for yet another great weekend getaway in...

    Thanks for yet another great weekend getaway in the hills! It's hard to leave for home.
  12. Looks stormy in Minnesota on Wednesday, wet start...

    Looks stormy in Minnesota on Wednesday, wet start for me maybe.

    SR1355, are you coming through the Minneapolis area on your way or staying to the freeways more south? Care to ride together if you...
  13. On the T-Shirt, Make mine XL Thanks! ...

    On the T-Shirt,

    Make mine XL

    Thanks!

    And if Paul has any UGQ T's available..... bring me one!
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    FS: or to comply with rules - "I'll take it"

    or to comply with rules - "I'll take it"
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    FS: I'll take the boots.

    I'll take the boots.
  16. I've got the time off and plan to be there.

    I've got the time off and plan to be there.
  17. I have a DangerBird 72 made of double layer...

    I have a DangerBird 72 made of double layer taffeta I believe from tablecloth blanks. I'm 220 and have well over 300 nights in it in and outdoors. Only in warm muggy weather do I wish for lighter...
  18. got the dates in the calendar and will take vaca...

    got the dates in the calendar and will take vaca days at work to suit. I don't want to miss it like last year. Same campsite?
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    You found the site of the parks namesakes cabin....

    You found the site of the parks namesakes cabin. The cabin was relocated to the medina city hall property on cty 24. What a wonderful place for a settler to live. It's still wonderful.
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    Just tough it out for one week straight. Your...

    Just tough it out for one week straight. Your body will sort out its issues. Worked for me anyway and now I'm full time at home or on the road.
  21. Snow already in the hills? Hope you have your...

    Snow already in the hills? Hope you have your snowshoes and shovels handy for the season
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    Poll: I'd like 4 if you have any left.

    I'd like 4 if you have any left.
  23. Thread: Hammock Fail

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    My biggest fail comes in the morning. Fail to...

    My biggest fail comes in the morning. Fail to wake up on time!
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    Poll: Ditto, except in Minnesota the Mosquitos will...

    Ditto, except in Minnesota the Mosquitos will drain you without a net or two so I put up with it to survive.
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    A 5/16" x 5" eyebolt at each end works great for...

    A 5/16" x 5" eyebolt at each end works great for me. 2x6 exterior studs go in all the way and a 4" for the 2x4 interior wall studs if you don't want any hanging out. Two years, no problems. 1980 slap...
  26. Tease! Enjoy!!

    Tease! Enjoy!!
  27. Sad news, not done with renovation Can't make...

    Sad news, not done with renovation Can't make it this year. Sorry. Really sorry.
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    My house is 2x6. I've been hanging indoors for...

    My house is 2x6. I've been hanging indoors for over 2 years without issues. *DO* use a hang calculator and measure your intended hammock to place eyebolts for the 30 degree angle to minimize strain...
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    Check out the UGQ waterproof down options. UGQ...

    Check out the UGQ waterproof down options. UGQ has a sale on now that may save you $. They aren't cheap but top quality throughout, and great people too.
  30. Thread: HH cord wear

    by SteveJJ
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    Change them to whoopies and never look back. Pm...

    Change them to whoopies and never look back. Pm me and I'll send you my explorer ropes for shipping. Same happened (not as bad) with only recommended knot. Whoopies are smaller lighter faster to set...
  31. NewtonGT, better than 'looks' is how they sleep!...

    NewtonGT, better than 'looks' is how they sleep! My DB72 is far more comfortable than a select comfort bed, and when the girlfriend isn't sleeping over, I'm hanging in it. I'm about to order another...
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    I sleep in my DangerBird72 most every night...

    I sleep in my DangerBird72 most every night indoors or out. It's crinkle taffeta, double layer to thwart the skeeters. For indoors you'd do well to get a 72" wide tablecloth factory crinkle taffeta...
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    Look for used ping pong tables that fold upright...

    Look for used ping pong tables that fold upright and roll for storage!
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    Welcome from Long Lake!

    Welcome from Long Lake!
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    Might have a look at Kelty Noah 12'. Works great...

    Might have a look at Kelty Noah 12'. Works great with my DangerBird72.
  36. WTB: Wtb 11ft hammock and still looking for a tarp

    I use a 12' Kelty Noah I bought on Amazon. Like it well enough I'm going for the 16 for even more covered porch. I motorcycle tour so weight is not my issue.

    Thought I'd try one while I shopped...
  37. Thread: Cat hammock?

    by SteveJJ
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    Cat hammock?

    My sister sent me this link, thought it might be enjoyed by many here...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c4U_z7v0Vl4
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    Use the saved weight budget from HH rope to keep...

    Use the saved weight budget from HH rope to keep your straps and get longer whoopies. Murphy's Law will say you come up short if you don't....

    just a thought.
  39. I like the flexibility separates give, but I hope...

    I like the flexibility separates give, but I hope you build something and share photos, and a video or two. Sounds interesting!
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    In prepping for a motorcycle tour where I'd hoped...

    In prepping for a motorcycle tour where I'd hoped to have my first hammock camping experience, I thought I should try it before I left home. It was strange and my legs weren't totally happy with it....
  41. I'm glad I came to check the final dates, now I...

    I'm glad I came to check the final dates, now I can schedule the time off! I'm also looking westward and seeing Shoshone and Tetons before returning to MN. I'm trying to save vaca time to do the...
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    I've imagined stitching a tube into the side...

    I've imagined stitching a tube into the side above my face long enough to come near my face while sleeping. It could be fleece to hold moisture but perhaps ripstop wouldn't hold "snow" and let it all...
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    I resemble those remarks! On a whim I just...

    I resemble those remarks!

    On a whim I just tried and failed to spend 7 nights in a selectcomfort and failed.

    I have thee sets of eye hooks, two indoors and one on the deck so I can hang where...
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    I'd be concerned if the ups tracking # gives out...

    I'd be concerned if the ups tracking # gives out any personal info. Not to my liking. The rest is great, let's you know the vintage...
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    I'm 5'9", 225. Sleep in my DB72 11' nearly every...

    I'm 5'9", 225. Sleep in my DB72 11' nearly every night. It beats my SelectComfort. I motorcycle tour so comfort more than size/weight concerned my selection.

    I like it so much I have permanent...
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    I've slept in my DB72 all but a dozen nights...

    I've slept in my DB72 all but a dozen nights since I got it in September 2012. It has held up so well I don’t have a real excuse to get a Thunderbird, but I really want one! I'm envious of your...
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    I lost my wife to cancer before learning about...

    I lost my wife to cancer before learning about hammocking. I've slept in my hammock for well over a year and am not comfortable in a bed anymore. But I'd give up the hammock to have the love of a...
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    You're doing great in the worst of it (except...

    You're doing great in the worst of it (except maybe last night and tonight?) so the rest of the year will be even more joy!
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    Until I find what I really want or "need" in...

    Until I find what I really want or "need" in tarps, I chose a 12' Kelty Noah off Amazon, which does go on sale once in a while. Once I've been through a few weather trials and know what I want from a...
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    Off the cuff advise: Budget for several more!...

    Off the cuff advise: Budget for several more! You'll perhaps do like many here and try a few before zeroing in on the essential 3-5... like potato chips, betcha can't sleep just one!
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