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    You're right Chatooga section is great, I keep...

    You're right Chatooga section is great, I keep meaning to go and actually walk the Chatooga trail... One of these days. My first time on the Foothills trail was actually a thru-hike of the whole...
  2. Thread: New member

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    This forum has tons of answers, I've spent hours...

    This forum has tons of answers, I've spent hours reading about all kinds of hammock experiments. If you have specific questions the members are quick to chime in with options. You could always start...
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    It's fun to see people hiking the same area. Last...

    It's fun to see people hiking the same area. Last weekend I took a co-worker on his first overnight backpacking trip and we did the Two Gorges Loop, spending the night on the Foothills trail at Lake...
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    When I added a ridge line to my ENO I just used...

    When I added a ridge line to my ENO I just used some leftover amsteel from making a set of whoopies. You could just splice an eye on each end of the Zing-it and then feed your suspension through the...
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    Welcome to hammocking from down in the midlands!

    Welcome to hammocking from down in the midlands!
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    Hammock and tent harmony

    It is the kind of standard top rail for theses kinds of stands. You take a chain link fence top rail which is 10' long I think and cut it in half. One side of the fence rail is swedged so you can put...
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    Hammock and tent harmony

    I'm not sure I can help much with measurements. I started with 6' long 1/2" EMT conduit for the legs and chain link top rail. But then I cut the top rail so that my ENO had the same sag as my ridge...
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    Sure I could try and get some pics up tomorrow.

    Sure I could try and get some pics up tomorrow.
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    Well I finally let my wife try the hammock and...

    Well I finally let my wife try the hammock and she said that she likes her Exped MegaMat 10 a bit better. A win for me, but heresy for a hammock site. Though I will admit that Exped is a really nice...
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    That would be a perfect solution and the tent...

    That would be a perfect solution and the tent actually has two sets of double zippers but we've run into a number of campgrounds that look like this:
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    Not a lot of trees but convenient to the...
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    Hammock and tent harmony

    I like the idea of a base. I was thinking my next version would be a bipod to fit better in the tent but I'll need to get my buddies help with his welder. It would be easy to make a base to the bipod...
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    Hammock and tent harmony

    I bought a new family sized tent for our car camping trips. The REI Kingdom 6. Looking at all that space got me thinking...
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    The best of both worlds, a hammock and room for the family too. ...
  13. I have an earlier version MMP that I retrofitted...

    I have an earlier version MMP that I retrofitted with the aluminum bars that MacEntyre now uses (well used to use now there is the new Osprey). The bars make a V shape and end at the hip belt. The...
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    This thread makes me thing about the bed bug...

    This thread makes me thing about the bed bug problems people are starting to run into now that DDT is banned.


    You can wash your hammock and bedding unlike a mattress
    You could put a barrier...
  15. My ENO has a sewn channel but I actually don't...

    My ENO has a sewn channel but I actually don't use it with my whoopie slings. I just larks head the whoopie onto the hammock body behind the channel stitching. The end channel is enough to keep the...
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    Welcome to the fun house! You could always try an...

    Welcome to the fun house! You could always try an inexpensive pad before getting an UQ.
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    underquilt is SOLD!

    underquilt is SOLD!
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    Wow, I don't even have to answer any questions......

    Wow, I don't even have to answer any questions... Thanks Paul
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    KAQ New RiverUQ

    For sale: An Arrowhead Equipment KAQ New River underquilt

    Color: Stealth Brown and Black
    Regular Length
    includes original stuff sack (16oz Nalgene for just for scale)
    Price $110 shipped within...
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    I did the same kind of thing switching from the...

    I did the same kind of thing switching from the Kelly Noah to the OES MacCat. It's so much nicer to set up and not worry about coverage or tree spacing (the Noah was kind of long sometimes)
  21. Is the larks head attaching the suspension...

    Is the larks head attaching the suspension twisting perhaps?
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    Moving up the tree should tend to loosen the SRL...

    Moving up the tree should tend to loosen the SRL because it increases the hammock sag. Tightening or moving down the tree will put more stress on the SRL which is working to maintain hammock sag.
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    Need some advisement on ridge lines.

    When I used a Kelly 9x9 with a continuous ridge line I had interference with my hammock suspension. One thing you might try is a tarp suspension like this ...
  24. Ah, here it is. This style didn't seem to catch...

    Ah, here it is. This style didn't seem to catch on but then again a lot of people use the integrated style bug net anyway.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?33714-The-TED-Bug-net
  25. I remember one similar to the buginator a while...

    I remember one similar to the buginator a while back where the shock-cord held the panel up (instead of at the bottom) so you pulled the side down to enter/exit I might have to look around to see if...
  26. Ah, well then all 4 bug net styles in this thread...

    Ah, well then all 4 bug net styles in this thread are ones without zippers. Depends on what you are looking for in terms of bug coverage vs. ease of use I suppose. For example some people don't like...
  27. What part of the ENO bugnet is annoying? You...

    What part of the ENO bugnet is annoying?
    You could get a Bug Sock
    Then there are the draped pocket style bug nets
    Or one with a shock-cord at the bottom, for example the Buginator
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    I thought the carabiners are because some people...

    I thought the carabiners are because some people like to be able to remove the SRL when sitting up in the hammock relaxing around camp. I made some amsteel nacrabiners to do this but ended up never...
  29. Thread: Prussic issues

    by Tim_807
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    I've use prusiks on my tarp line without trouble,...

    I've use prusiks on my tarp line without trouble, one thing I liked doing was an extra turn in the prusik that seems to help hold the knot in shape when not loaded....
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    That is a cool video. I always have my phone with...

    That is a cool video. I always have my phone with me but almost never remember to take videos. With waterfalls I wish you could get the phone to reproduce the slow shutter speed effect. Seems like...
  31. The Velcro modification to mine allows me to...

    The Velcro modification to mine allows me to install the UQ then pull the bug net back over the hammock/UQ set which can be handy sometimes. My Hammock bliss one does seem to hang a bit low but I...
  32. I use the Hammock Bliss No-See-Um Cocoon...

    I use the Hammock Bliss No-See-Um Cocoon with my ENO double nest and haven't had any issues, my underquilts fit and it has been easy to get in and out of. I did a slight modification by un-ripping...
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    The campsite at Laurel Fork falls is pretty nice,...

    The campsite at Laurel Fork falls is pretty nice, though the guide book mentions people have died because they got to close to the top edge of the falls. Since Sean hadn't done this section yet and...
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    Enjoying the sunset at the back of Lake Jocassee...

    Enjoying the sunset at the back of Lake Jocassee on the Foothills Trail.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/9/9/8/3/img_0275-001.jpg
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    +1 for Linvillegorge.net I did that loop last...

    +1 for Linvillegorge.net I did that loop last April and didn't run into problems finding trees. Camp near Shortoff and check out the cool water tree!
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    I had a lot of fun on my thru hike back in 2011....

    I had a lot of fun on my thru hike back in 2011. Don't forget to put in for the Peregrine award when you finish. When we got picked up on Sunday we heard they actually had a fire on Sassafras...
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    Well I ended up with the MSR ones because I could...

    Well I ended up with the MSR ones because I could pick them up locally, my tarp came in at the last minute just before a trip to Linville Gorge. I have run into a few spots where it is easier to...
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    A Foothills Trail Weekend

    A buddy from work and I took Friday off and made a three day hike from the Laurel Valley Access to Upper Whitewater Falls. I did the whole Foothills trail in 2011 but this section behind Jocassee is...
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    I used the Vargo Nail Peg...

    I used the Vargo Nail Peg stakes with my Kelly Noah 9 tarp and never had and problems with them.
    When I got my new OES tarp I picked up a pair of MSR mini-groundhogs. Sometimes it's nice to mix and...
  40. I toss and turn quite a bit in my hammock...

    I toss and turn quite a bit in my hammock especially the first night out on a trip. It still beats sleeping on that one rock you missed when policing the tent footprint.
  41. I have a few local gear shops ( Sportsman's...

    I have a few local gear shops ( Sportsman's Warehouse and The Backpacker) for the basic gear but almost all my hammock specific things I've purchased from the cottage vendors.
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    WTB: Hmm, I didn't even think about the problems of...

    Hmm, I didn't even think about the problems of international shipping. Hope you find something local
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    WTB: I actually have an old MSR whisperlite and fuel...

    I actually have an old MSR whisperlite and fuel bottle that I bought back in 2001... Wow that was a long time ago. I can dig it out of storage and take some pictures this evening. I imagine the pump...
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    I'm kind of curious about your problems with the...

    I'm kind of curious about your problems with the bugnet zipper. I have a Hammock Bliss net with the same zipper design as the ENO Guardian and never seem to have trouble. Then again maybe it is the...
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    I like to hang all my gear at the foot end of the...

    I like to hang all my gear at the foot end of the hammock. I have a Molly Mac Pack which I put on the outside (toward the edge of the tarp). It acts as kind of a weather shield for the rest of the...
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    I think that doubling a pad with an UQ is a...

    I think that doubling a pad with an UQ is a pretty standard way to supplement the insulation. I remember reading about this kind of thing with the people who do the really cold winter camping.... Ah,...
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    In the DIY threads I remember seeing someone who...

    In the DIY threads I remember seeing someone who set up their hammock and loaded it with something then used big pieces of paper to make a cutting template for the bug net. Probably easier if you...
  48. Ah I think I misunderstood and wasn't clear in my...

    Ah I think I misunderstood and wasn't clear in my post.
    On my ENO I have:

    Removed the rope from the sewn channel


    Folded the gathered end following the thread where they disassembled the...
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    The official campground is only a 0.3 mile walk...

    The official campground is only a 0.3 mile walk down a gravel road from a parking area. I tried finding a spot that has the actual number of campsites online but didn't have much luck, so from...
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    What about the Burrel's Ford campground along the...

    What about the Burrel's Ford campground along the Chattoga?
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