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  1. Doesn't one of the cottage vendors, JRB?, offer...

    Doesn't one of the cottage vendors, JRB?, offer an aluminum hub for the stands?
    You'd need to watch for galling with aluminum on aluminum but that might do the trick.

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    Your local Tractors Supply Comp. may carry it...

    Your local Tractors Supply Comp. may carry it also but will be listed with a generic name.

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    Come on September (October, November, December...

    Come on September (October, November, December and ...)

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    Thanks for submitting an update. Sent from my...

    Thanks for submitting an update.

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  5. Thread: 2Q's tree table

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    The tree table seemed like a great idea when I...

    The tree table seemed like a great idea when I bought it. Have yet to use it. Nothing wrong except I found I didn't like facing a tree while cooking.
    Weird? H-yes! Another piece of kit to keep track...
  6. Kid sister? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A...

    Kid sister?

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    Saw that. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using...

    Saw that.

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    An umbrella that attaches to a tree? I didn't...

    An umbrella that attaches to a tree? I didn't know there was such. How much does it weigh? And who has them?

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  9. I went with a set where the length was mention in...

    I went with a set where the length was mention in a long discussion in these forums. I found that it seemed to short. But longer always means heavier.

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    This is the Euroschrim rig. The umbrella is...

    This is the Euroschrim rig. The umbrella is heavier and it's handle is still not as long as I'd like, the harness weighs half again what is should, and it smacks me in the side of the face when it...
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    Still working on the Umbrella (?), Parasol (?)...

    Still working on the Umbrella (?), Parasol (?) idea. Here's my latest effort:
    Complete Florida hiker, circa 2016.
    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160605/a98b3cada57c4e963e1793c63c805081.jpg
    ...
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    Ordered harness and umbrella with telescoping...

    Ordered harness and umbrella with telescoping handle.

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    I have sent an email to the importer, now in...

    I have sent an email to the importer, now in Atlanta, asking for details. Looks like they've added an umbrella with a 2-piece extension handle. The butt can be strapped to a waistbelt and the top...
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    FYI when I looked, couple months ago, the...

    FYI when I looked, couple months ago, the European Web page listed a chest harness for the umbrella.
    Two thoughts - this harness would be more useful when your not wearing a backpack, and, it...
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    "Bit of a wind break" indeed _always_ keeping in...

    "Bit of a wind break" indeed _always_ keeping in mind that mylar and flame don't mix😨.

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    I moved from a Blackbird to a Ridge Runner...

    I moved from a Blackbird to a Ridge Runner because I'm a side sleeper.
  17. Yeah, I noticed that. A PITA unless you stash h2o

    Yeah, I noticed that. A PITA unless you stash h2o
  18. Earlier than that. Seeing MD next week to dot all...

    Earlier than that. Seeing MD next week to dot all t's and cross all the i's😊
  19. Sounds like you were doing 20 m/day?

    Sounds like you were doing 20 m/day?
  20. Friday, 03/25. The Weather Channel showed an...

    Friday, 03/25. The Weather Channel showed an orange cell pass over Salt Spring last night! How was it where you were?
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    I'm 6-1 & 206. I found the BB on the small size....

    I'm 6-1 & 206. I found the BB on the small size. Bought a Ridge Runner and didn't look back!
    Really should sell that BB as I'm not using it.
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    A bit of fiddling and I came up with this:...

    A bit of fiddling and I came up with this:
    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160312/5f3ed179c78f41f2f64d0fe205f8c3fe.jpg
    The foam is just a piece of something from the garage and I think the white...
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    I bought some large silicone rubber bands and...

    I bought some large silicone rubber bands and medium sized short bungee with cord locks from Amazon. See what I can rig up.
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    Never? Never. Never? No never? Never? ... Well...

    Never? Never.
    Never? No never?
    Never?
    ... Well hardly ever.
  25. Maybe April for me, thanks.

    Maybe April for me, thanks.
  26. Will you post a trip report?

    Will you post a trip report?
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    Just ran through Lowe's box store and somebody...

    Just ran through Lowe's box store and somebody had left a set of "pool noodles" at one of the registers. The core is hollow on those and it looked to me as if the umbrella handle would just fit in....
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    So I was piqued enough by this discussion to...

    So I was piqued enough by this discussion to acquire a Six Moon Designs Silver Shadow umbrella (8 ozs).
    I carried it on a 10 mile hike figuring it would be handy in the afternoon. No rain expected...
  29. Hmm, Withlachochee might be a bit far. Try...

    Hmm, Withlachochee might be a bit far. Try googling Black Prong and there's always Ocala Forest. And I just heard about Colt Creek, that's NW of Lakeland.
  30. 2 F'ing much, unfortunately 😣

    2 F'ing much, unfortunately 😣
  31. How far are you willing to drive first? There's...

    How far are you willing to drive first?
    There's plenty in central part of Fla. some more to the North and west.
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    Gearing up for an April hike in the Ocala...

    Gearing up for an April hike in the Ocala National Forest, here in FL. Weather Underground is predicting high 70s to 80 and dry so maybe I'll get the opportunity to test it.
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    Broke down and bought one. I may never use it but...

    Broke down and bought one. I may never use it but at 8 ozs it gives me one more answer to how to stay dry(er).
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    My cf spreader bars came on today. Nice. And...

    My cf spreader bars came on today. Nice. And quick work from Ruta Locura!
    4 pieces instead of 5, and 5.9 Oz for the cf set versus 11.4 for the al set.☺
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    I ordered a set of the cf spreader bars. My...

    I ordered a set of the cf spreader bars. My understanding is that they are lighter (by 50%?) and almost as strong at 90 to length (a cf short coming) and will be 2 piece at both the head and the...
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    I have heard about using trekking poles instead...

    I have heard about using trekking poles instead of the spreader bars. But what about the top ends of the trekking poles - they (usually?) don't have the points to fit into the RR suspension.
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    Nothing in the bag but hammock.

    Nothing in the bag but hammock.
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    Those are the Dee rings the make the join to the...

    Those are the Dee rings the make the join to the rest of the hammock suspension - in this case straps. If I were using Woopie Slings I _might_ also take off the smaller Dee Rings that are on the...
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    123910 My RidgeRunner, not camo, in Bishop Bag...

    123910
    My RidgeRunner, not camo, in Bishop Bag with Dee rings removed.
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    Hardware for 2" straps.

    I'm stuck on finding the "right" lightweight hardware for 2" straps.
    But I picked these up at REI, $4.95 ea.123851
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    Sent an email to "info@rutalocura.com" yesterday....

    Sent an email to "info@rutalocura.com" yesterday. How long does it take for a responce?
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    I tried an upholstery shop $20.00 to get some...

    I tried an upholstery shop $20.00 to get some custom straps made for my tarp. Stitching wasn't as good as I'd wanted, but functional. Maybe that's a solution.
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    Gonna sell my Warbonnet Blackbird first.

    Gonna sell my Warbonnet Blackbird first.
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    Guess I got to look at this. I _hate_ that 3...

    Guess I got to look at this. I _hate_ that 3 piece head bar!
    But the only other mod I'd like to have is the Ti bar tabs on my RR. The replacements I bought have an extra "tooth" on them to capture...
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    How much is the weight difference?

    How much is the weight difference?
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    Poll: I asked about sizing up the Elephant Trunks to 2"...

    I asked about sizing up the Elephant Trunks to 2" strapping.
    This is based on Florida State Parks allowing hammock camping _if_ you have 2" straps. But so far (in my very non-scientific poll) I have...
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    Carbon spreader bars sound like a good idea. Can...

    Carbon spreader bars sound like a good idea. Can you give detail? Where you got them and price?
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    I do like the harness that supports the umbrella....

    I do like the harness that supports the umbrella. Any better pictures/specs for that?
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    Oh kay-rist, and just when I thought it was safe...

    Oh kay-rist, and just when I thought it was safe to put away the Visa card😦
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    May the almighty bless us, whoever we are and...

    May the almighty bless us, whoever we are and wherever we roam.
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