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  1. Had plans to make it to the hang but got the...

    Had plans to make it to the hang but got the Covid so the wife and I are quarantining for another week.
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    Best (insert hammock goal here ) hammock is the...

    Best (insert hammock goal here ) hammock is the next one you buy
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    Bad Moon Rising.... there could be a song...

    Bad Moon Rising.... there could be a song somewhere with that
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    While knots do degrade the strength, they do not...

    While knots do degrade the strength, they do not degrade the strength that much
  5. Don't know if I will make it but I am going to try

    Don't know if I will make it but I am going to try
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    Still in the process of moving to Murphy NC but...

    Still in the process of moving to Murphy NC but we are just about done hauling stuff from the coast to the mountains. Our main problem is that we have a big sofa we are trying to figure out how to...
  7. If there are any marinas around, check to see...

    If there are any marinas around, check to see where they got the pilings they used to build the docks. At my house on the coast, pier pilings are available in all diameters and length. I used 7 to...
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    Practice setting up your gear under controlled...

    Practice setting up your gear under controlled conditions before heading to the woods
  9. Thread: Please help

    by gunner76
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    Excellent advice for a new hanger. I always...

    Excellent advice for a new hanger. I always recommend find someone close to your height and weight to get in the hammock and then you can adjust the UQ and have the person move around inside the...
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    Skeeters have no problem with any SL hammock...

    Skeeters have no problem with any SL hammock fabric
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    Be very careful doing so. Luggage racks are not...

    Be very careful doing so. Luggage racks are not designed to handle a sideways force. I worked at a place where I ordered a wide variety and styles of roof racks for customers and either installed...
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    Looks like skeeters would have a good time with...

    Looks like skeeters would have a good time with that hammock unless it is treated with Permethrin. Might also cause problem for folks who like to strip down when they sleep.
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    If you are going to use pads then using them with...

    If you are going to use pads then using them with a DL hammock is the way to go as placing the pad(s) in-between the two hammock layers will help to keep them from shifting. You can also run some...
  14. Thread: WB Wookie mod

    by gunner76
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    I agree that it would be a waste of time to try...

    I agree that it would be a waste of time to try and mod the Wookie for a RR. Better off to just get a Lynx.
  15. I guess we are in the hurry up and wait phase to...

    I guess we are in the hurry up and wait phase to see how things go with the covid restrictions. Trying to get the vaccine.
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    Over the years I have seen toddlers to folks in...

    Over the years I have seen toddlers to folks in the their late 70's attend the hang. Just luck of the draw each time who shows up.
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    You will get rid of a lot of weight once you eat...

    You will get rid of a lot of weight once you eat those "steaks" :lol:. You could save some weight and go with a regular BB and still be very comfortable ( I am 6ft2 and 285+ lbs and use the BB ). ...
  18. In NC, any SP that allows camping will also allow...

    In NC, any SP that allows camping will also allow hammocks. Only problem is not all of the camping sites have trees suitable for hanging. Stone MT SP will give you a map of the camp sites that are...
  19. Thread: Wooki color?

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    I just got ( about 3 weeks ago ) a Winter Camo...

    I just got ( about 3 weeks ago ) a Winter Camo Wooki. Wanted to have the inner color in blaze orange but due to the way they are built it was too much so I opted for total winter camo. Got to use...
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    While I use a BlackBird and the wife uses a RR (...

    While I use a BlackBird and the wife uses a RR ( she has been using her RR's for about 5 years now ), I end up setting having to set up both of them. I find the BB ( a gathered end ) much less...
  21. Thread: Seam Sealing?

    by gunner76
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    I always set up my tarp and then seam seal it....

    I always set up my tarp and then seam seal it. After 24 hours I water test it for leaks.
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    Any firm dates yet ?

    Any firm dates yet ?
  23. I am not coming. Taking another load up to new...

    I am not coming. Taking another load up to new house
  24. I would be easy to capture as I do not hike very...

    I would be easy to capture as I do not hike very fast these days.
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    Congats on the hike

    Congats on the hike
  26. A new home in the mountains with lots of trees

    A new home in the mountains with lots of trees
  27. Hoping I can make it depending on what is going...

    Hoping I can make it depending on what is going on. At least I got a 4WD truck now to brave the snowy roads. Tried to talk The Terminator into going and she said to have fun.

    Two years ago we got...
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    When its cold, I will sleep in my clothes. I...

    When its cold, I will sleep in my clothes. I place the hand warmers in my front pants pockets as that gets them close to the artery's in the legs and helps spread the warmth
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    I use hand warmers and they do help a little. ...

    I use hand warmers and they do help a little. They are a not cure all and depending on them to allow you to camp out in temps colder than what your gear is rated for is asking for trouble.
  30. I am a maybe.

    I am a maybe.
  31. FS: I will take the hammock at $135

    I will take the hammock at $135
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    When the wife and I first started sleeping in our...

    When the wife and I first started sleeping in our hammocks ( BlackBirds ) we did not have UQs and were using pads. On our first trip I used a closed cell foam pad and the wife used an inflatable...
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    When my wife first got her RR she was using a HG...

    When my wife first got her RR she was using a HG underquilt and it fit ok. Had to tweak it a little. Broke down and got her a FL Lynx UQ and it was worth the money. I did make two DIY UGs using...
  34. I have not used the tie outs on my BB's in 10...

    I have not used the tie outs on my BB's in 10 years.
  35. Thank you. I will have to see how my schedule...

    Thank you. I will have to see how my schedule works out as the wife and I are moving ( taking our time as there is no rush for us and we can not finalize the move until the internet gets hooked up (...
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    That was 5 cords. thank you very much. Actually...

    That was 5 cords. thank you very much. Actually I was so bad at guitar my teacher gave up teaching.
  37. Would like to attend but don't if if I can find...

    Would like to attend but don't if if I can find and size 16 snowshoes.
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    My trailer and truck are loaded so I will be...

    My trailer and truck are loaded so I will be heading out tomorrow AM. Windy and off and on rain here on the NC coast
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    I should be there sometime Friday around noon /...

    I should be there sometime Friday around noon / 1300
  40. I recommend Option 3. All my DIY tarps are 13...

    I recommend Option 3. All my DIY tarps are 13 ft. Nice to have the extra coverage
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    Sam might fight you for the recliner.

    Sam might fight you for the recliner.
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    Go attend a group hang and have some of the more...

    Go attend a group hang and have some of the more experienced hangers make sure you have everything set up correctly.
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    I am going to try and work it in with hauling...

    I am going to try and work it in with hauling stuff up to our new house.
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    Don't trust him...he is always clowning around....

    Don't trust him...he is always clowning around. :lol:

    Shug has some of the best how do videos on hammock hanging.
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    I do not have a Wookie but hope to get one. I...

    I do not have a Wookie but hope to get one. I found that two pack hooks on the entry side about a foot from the end is enough to keep my UQ's in place. If they do slip it is only a few inches making...
  46. Good times were had

    Good times were had
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    Get Phantom Grappler to ID it. He knows more...

    Get Phantom Grappler to ID it. He knows more about knots than anyone else I have come across.
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    If my feet and socks are damp/sweaty when I first...

    If my feet and socks are damp/sweaty when I first get in my hammock I keep my feet outside the TQ for a few minutes until the sweat/dampness has had a chance to evaporate and my feet feel dry. Then I...
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    Get someone close to your size and weight to get...

    Get someone close to your size and weight to get in the hammock and with the gear set up the way you would be using it. Then check to make sure you are getting the coverage you need, is the UQ...
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    Cold wind coming thru your hammock set up "will"...

    Cold wind coming thru your hammock set up "will" steal the heat out of your rig. I learned this one night when I was testing a new set up in my back yard Secret Hammock Institute of Testing and it...
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