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    I think you are on to something there. I have...

    I think you are on to something there. I have been using dumbbells right under the foot end apex, at 37 to 74 lbs, to "reinforce" my foot end anchor. (they are solidly on the ground, with a hammock...
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    OK, then, he is a bit of a bruiser, so sounds...

    OK, then, he is a bit of a bruiser, so sounds like shock cord is the answer, or perhaps a a safety link.
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    Just got back from our 1st trip ever(not counting...

    Just got back from our 1st trip ever(not counting changing flights at airports) to Iowa, MN and WI(just drove across the river(St. Croix) so we could say we have been there). We drove to Washington...
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    OK, got you! It does not look to me that set up-...

    OK, got you! It does not look to me that set up- even with out using thin shock cord or something else breakable- would apply too much force to the stand. Even if Rem leans back into the nylon wall a...
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    Do you have to hang the dogs shelter? Are you...

    Do you have to hang the dogs shelter? Are you talking about the dogs weight being suspended, as in his own hammock, or do you just mean a wall of fabric from the ground being suspended- just to hold...
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    Yes, you are right. I missed that your main...

    Yes, you are right. I missed that your main concern was tarp length, I was thinking mainly about " I feel like I have them as High (to make the tips farther apart)".

    It looked to me like your...
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    Consider shortening or even getting rid...

    Consider shortening or even getting rid of(temporarily) any hammock suspension, and just using any closed loops on the hammock(if you have them) to connect directly to one of the stand poles, on each...
  8. Well, the best thing about this experiment was it...

    Well, the best thing about this experiment was it lead me to realize that I was pulling a lot less force than I had thought. At least I am by putting the weight straight down under the apex, don't...
  9. Tensa4 commercial hammock stand with counter weights at both ends

    In a previous recent Tensa thread, I had mentioned about how I was using dumbbells as a foot end tether. There was a back up strap to a 2x4 or shoe behind the closet door. I was fairly sure that the...
  10. Wow! What a great video of my old stomping...

    Wow! What a great video of my old stomping grounds! My first trip was a 30 day one June 3 to July 3, 1985. Saw very few other folks. Followed by numerous 5-6 day trips since then, always 1st week of...
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    Pretty much ditto for all of that. Add to the...

    Pretty much ditto for all of that. Add to the solutions you mentioned( I do both of them) my HT90 hammock.

    BTW, Ms Fancy, welcome to the club of the most common problem related to GE hammocks,...
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    Latherdome, re: the coke can as a weight for...

    Latherdome, re: the coke can as a weight for tethering: it did not take super long to realize, once I started using this stand, that it was essentially a matter of balancing. And that if I could some...
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    Ditto! Very useful review! I have sort of felt...

    Ditto! Very useful review! I have sort of felt the same about mine since I got it just before flying up tp NY to meet friends for a 4 night camp in the Adirondacks. If I had not taken that stand with...
  14. What a great trip report! My last trip to WA...

    What a great trip report! My last trip to WA state was backpacking along the Hoh River trail in Olympic NP towards Blue Glacier. Followed by some day hiking around Mt. Baker ski area up to Austin...
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    "I have a Yeti UQ, so I don't necessarily need...

    "I have a Yeti UQ, so I don't necessarily need another one, but my wife comes out with me sometimes, so having a warmer full-length UQ option for her would be a benefit.". Are you wanting a TQ or...
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    Sticky: Gaps or not pulled up all the way, no problem!...

    Gaps or not pulled up all the way, no problem! Well, that is certainly the opposite of the complaint we most often see around here: not warm enough at temps above the rating! Now, admittedly, most of...
  17. I have wished for that for years. I had asked 1...

    I have wished for that for years. I had asked 1 vendor if they might consider doing so, but I think the answer was that they were friends with TTTG guy so no. But, TTTG guy has long ago walked away...
  18. Consider that trick of cutting some small...

    Consider that trick of cutting some small sections out of a WM blue or any other closed cell foam pad. Insert them under your pants at the knees(or, just use knee pads outside of pants), or under...
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    Ditto! Changed my life as far as trying to change...

    Ditto! Changed my life as far as trying to change from mummy bags to TQs without being cold!
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    Sticky: One thing I have done when wanting to experiment...

    One thing I have done when wanting to experiment when we don't get enough cold enough nights(I'm sure I get fewer than you do): just use way less insulation. So if it was a 30F night, I might start...
  21. Sounds like a solid plan. Check out the cheapest...

    Sounds like a solid plan. Check out the cheapest and lightest and least bulky options first, and if that is a no go, consider spending some cash!

    Speaking of lower weight UQs, I have an older(no...
  22. I don't really know whether or not 42 inches wide...

    I don't really know whether or not 42 inches wide is the sweet spot for your situation or not. As you can see from some of my pictures, if my knees are just right up to the hard edge of the War...
  23. Greylock 4, Neoair winter pad in WBRR pad pocket

    Harry, here are some pics with wider UQ:

    Just as i previous post with custom fit UQ, I am pushing down on the pad(in pad pocket), trying to push it down into the JRB Greylock 4 UQ. Obviously, the...
  24. Harry, I can't say right off because usually,...

    Harry, I can't say right off because usually, when I am using any UQ, I am not even using the bug net. But I'm pretty sure the net would not be in my way. I would just unzip it and throw my legs over...
  25. Well, that approach will give you a pretty...

    Well, that approach will give you a pretty certain diagnoses. If the bag helps, it was drafts. If the inserts help, it was compression of insulation against the hammock. Of course: it could be both!...
  26. Let me make absolutely sure I have understood...

    Let me make absolutely sure I have understood what your complaint is:
    A: Are you talking about your knees, near the edge of the pad, are sticking out a bit beyond the edge of the pad, and...
  27. Well, you have managed to hit on just about the...

    Well, you have managed to hit on just about the only combo of gear that I don't have a picture of. :) If it wasn't about to start raining here soon, I'd go outside and set it up and get some pictures...
  28. hutzelbein: ............ I have just...

    hutzelbein:
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    I have just remembered one more variable which might account for at least some of my success keeping even warmer using an UQ in a bridge than in a GE(or at least having...
  29. This is true, which is why I have sometimes added...

    This is true, which is why I have sometimes added some shockcord to pull the top edge of the UQ snugly into the top edge of the bridge hammock. I started doing that way back in 07 or 08 when I...
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    Sticky: OTOOH, the toboggan sled runs sure look like a...

    OTOOH, the toboggan sled runs sure look like a fun way to entertain one's self in camp!
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    Sticky: Obviously no need for VBs with that baby! Plus,...

    Obviously no need for VBs with that baby! Plus, no worries about condensation accumulating in the insulation even on th longest of trips, because this set up would probably provide lots of...
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    Sticky: I hear you! I go multiple ways, most of which...

    I hear you! I go multiple ways, most of which work for me with pros and cons. HHSS still works for me, but I have done it all kinds of ways. I guess I enjoy experimenting. Right now I am into an...
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    Sticky: Yep, I remember! I have a VB shirt that I love,...

    Yep, I remember! I have a VB shirt that I love, as well as socks and gloves. All I lack is pants. I have used my breathable rain pants as a substitute. I have never understood how that can work, but...
  34. Well, you for sure have to deal with any draft...

    Well, you for sure have to deal with any draft problems which are a potential problem with TQs, but not with sleeping bags(unless using the sleeping bag as a TQ, of course). This was a significant...
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    Sticky: 18 years? Wow, you were using HHSSs even before...

    18 years? Wow, you were using HHSSs even before me, which is 15 years and 1 month for me.

    Five Tango, I know it has been a really long time, but can you remember if you had that space blanket...
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    CM, I think that is the one. Sure seems familiar!...

    CM, I think that is the one. Sure seems familiar!

    EDIT: That's it! Found it sitting right on top of my gear storage containers, because I had it out when I was getting ready for my recent...
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    I have a CG tarp- maybe it is(was there a) the...

    I have a CG tarp- maybe it is(was there a) the Pinnacle? - in my closet. I got it a year or 2 back and have never even pitched it! Maybe I will soon! ( I probably bought it because the already cheap...
  38. Thread: MW 3

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    Ditto everything you said. Love my MWs ( had a 4...

    Ditto everything you said. Love my MWs ( had a 4 and then a 3, don't know what my excuse was ending up with both), later sold the MW4. But, it had kept me toasty on a JRB bridge at +10F, that was the...
  39. You know, there are a truck load of threads at HF...

    You know, there are a truck load of threads at HF regarding folks having trouble sleeping anywhere near the temp rating of their UQs. I have long held the opinion that these problems arise in a...
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    Good to know!.............

    Good to know!.............
  41. Oh, I also forgot this: I was reminded night...

    Oh, I also forgot this: I was reminded night after night of another reason I like my own hammock space: every night I could hear multiple folks snoring in their shared tents at a distance! LOL! Now,...
  42. For sure, it is a comfy hammock and the UQ part...

    For sure, it is a comfy hammock and the UQ part is- I'm pretty certain- going to work 1st time every time. So many folks have had trouble with their UQs over the years. Maybe not on this night but on...
  43. Adirondacks, Tensa4 and Superiorgear insulated hammock

    I am a couple of weeks late in posting this. I don't know whether to put it in trip reports or as a gear review, so I am just putting it in "camping hammocks". So, a couple of weeks ago, I drove over...
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    JRB has always had outstanding quality and...

    JRB has always had outstanding quality and service.
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    If hung somewhat loosely, that might mitigate or...

    If hung somewhat loosely, that might mitigate or at least minimize any condensations issues, which you are not concerned about anyway. So, if condensation is not a problem,it should block wind/rain...
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    Well, I ended up checking it. Packed, with other...

    Well, I ended up checking it. Packed, with other items for cushioning, inside my ULA Catalyst pack. Then the entire pack inside a large duffle bag, with other items included. All went well. And what...
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    I just went thru this very thing in the...

    I just went thru this very thing in the Adirondacks with lows in the mid 50s-low 60s. I was using a 30F Superior insulated hammock. My least warm down TQ is 30F rated. I did have a 40-50F ancient...
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    Tensa 4 transported on an airline

    Has any one done this, flown with a Tensa 4? It will barely fit in my carry on, but I am assuming TSA or American will not allow that due to potential weapons: poles, stakes, etc. Is that right, a no...
  49. My 30F 11ft Superior is supposed to arrive...

    My 30F 11ft Superior is supposed to arrive tomorrow. I would have got a 10 ft, but needed one in a hurry and this was the only one they had in stock. We'll see how it goes.
  50. Good to know!

    Good to know!
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