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    Hanging in Hawaii

    I had no problems and found plenty of places to hang along the public beaches on the Big Island. Few places I could not fully relax because I was under a bunch of hanging coconuts.
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  2. I got so burned. Still peeling my skin off my arm.

    I got so burned. Still peeling my skin off my arm.
  3. Thanks! I think I would have enjoyed it better if...

    Thanks! I think I would have enjoyed it better if I had more time but I'll take any opportunity to get out.
  4. Bike packing: Loop around Mt. Fuji (September 7-8)

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    Cycled in clock wise loop starting from Mt. Fuji station on the north end and finishing at Lake Kawaguchi station. I...
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    My pleasure

    My pleasure
  6. I try to avoid camping on a ridge line because...

    I try to avoid camping on a ridge line because of those winds but you certainly had an awesome morning view. Thanks.
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    I just had to remind myself to slow things down....

    I just had to remind myself to slow things down. Awesome finally getting onto the ridge and be met with the cooling winds.
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    JAPAN: Mitake and Hatonosu Garden Camp

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    I had a free pass from the wife to go out camping on July 27/28 and a weakened typhoon passing the area was not going...
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    First Overnight

    Congratulations looks great! I remember my first hammock camping and it was also with the Blackbird. Thanks for sharing.

    Edit: to your question on height. The farther the trees, the higher you...
  10. Need to bail out due to bad weather. I may...

    Need to bail out due to bad weather. I may Fastpack and check out Hatonosu campground on Saturday.
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    My thoughts are something like this. Cars being...

    My thoughts are something like this. Cars being the hammock.

    https://theoatmeal.com/pl/minor_differences3/bee
  12. Iíll be at the campground albeit later (4/5pm) as...

    Iíll be at the campground albeit later (4/5pm) as Iíll bike around the foothills of Fuji. In case you have time we can certainly meet up.
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  14. No worries. Letís cancel this event and perhaps...

    No worries. Letís cancel this event and perhaps plan again during more favorable weather. I still have my permission and I think Iíll bike pack the foothills of Fuji.
  15. Thatís too bad but Happy Moving day.

    Thatís too bad but Happy Moving day.
  16. Another awesome read. Thanks for sharing

    Another awesome read. Thanks for sharing
  17. Crossing my fingers you get the wifeís blessing....

    Crossing my fingers you get the wifeís blessing. Can you also check with Kumag and Moe?
  18. Looking for suggestions to hammock camp in extreme heat and high humidity

    Japan has similar heat and humidity... or it should if it wasnít for this abnormal rainy season.

    I usually try to camp at higher elevation (above 2000m / little more than 6,500ft).

    If itís...
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    Warbonnet adds continuous loop as default. ...

    Warbonnet adds continuous loop as default.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190716/d738133c38b0b74a78ecc94fc457c6ea.jpg
  20. OFFICIAL 3rd Annual Baked Butt Hang - JAPAN - July 27/28

    Awesome. Iíve put in a reservation for 4 people (HydroRaven +1, Tiger, myself). Let me know if others would like to join and Iíll modify the reservation accordingly.

    Have confirmed that parking...
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    Created a new page finalizing date and location ...

    Created a new page finalizing date and location

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/154729-OFFICIAL-3rd-Annual-Baked-Butt-Hang-JAPAN-July-27-28
  22. OFFICIAL 3rd Annual Baked Butt Hang - JAPAN - July 27/28

    We are holding our third straight event at a NEW location this time.

    Check in is at 1pm and checkout is at 10am.
    They allow earlier check in and late checkout but you need to call in advance. ...
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    Itís settled. Let us meet at the New Bridge...

    Itís settled. Let us meet at the New Bridge Campground!!! Can i get a headcount?

    Kawaguchi-machi New bridge Campground
    http://www.fujigoko.tv/newbridge/index.html
    〒401-0302 Yamanashi-ken,...
  24. Thank you, it was my pleasure.

    Thank you, it was my pleasure.
  25. Thanks! Good point ó Iíll try laying it the other...

    Thanks! Good point ó Iíll try laying it the other way. I did tie down the stakes in some iteration. Also nice to know I can just stake the tarp to me bike laying flat to the ground.
  26. I certainly guzzled down my share! Thanks Senpai.

    I certainly guzzled down my share! Thanks Senpai.
  27. Many thanks to your awesome advice on packing!

    Many thanks to your awesome advice on packing!
  28. Japan: Yamanashi - First bike packing trip

    July 10-11 2019

    I collected all my gear and found the time to go out on my first bike camping trip. The plan was for two nights near the lakes of Mt. Fuji but bad weather forecast cut my trip to...
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    Baked Butt Hang - JAPAN - July 27/28

    Just got back from a trip to Lake Kawaguchi and passed by the New Bridge Campsite.

    http://www.fujigoko.tv/newbridge/index.html

    Pro: Near the lake and felt cool; 20 min to the nearest station...
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    Japan - Yamanashi (July 10-12)

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    First bike packing!!

    Changed plans due to unpredictable weather. Took train to Otsuki and now heading towards Lake...
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    What a great way to capture a hammock metric....

    What a great way to capture a hammock metric. Curious what mine would look like but would not work with just a cell phone.
  32. I bought several of these Fastline tensioning...

    I bought several of these Fastline tensioning clips from Yama Mountain Gear for the purpose of using them on my tarps.
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    Iíd like to check the new place before deciding...

    Iíd like to check the new place before deciding because Iím not sure if the campís property extends down to the river and that is the only place to hang. Also, Iím not sure if you are ok parking your...
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    No better way to cure a bad case of jet lag than...

    No better way to cure a bad case of jet lag than hanging outdoors. : ).

    But I know youíll be driving so hopefully we can meet up at the to be determined Baked Butt Hang later that month. Heat and...
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    Yeah, by bike and it'll be my first bike packing...

    Yeah, by bike and it'll be my first bike packing trip. Let me know if can make it to one of those dates and I'll be sure to meet you there.
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    Japan - Yamanashi (July 10-12)

    I have opportunity to be in Yamanashi (near Otsuki) between July 10-12 and I wanted to know if anyone would like to meet up?

    Iíll be bike-packing the area and plan to stay at least one night at...
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    Baked Butt Hang - JAPAN - July 27/28

    New place suggestion: Hatonosu Garden Camp (Okutama)

    Pros: Cheap, River runs along camp in a valley so should be cool?, campfire ok, easy going caretaker, running water and restrooms, very...
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    Baked Butt Hang - JAPAN - July 27/28

    Planning the 3rd group hang event this summer on July 27/28 (Sat/Sun).

    Debating on whether to continue baking our butts at the same terrific location as previous events or try another place. ...
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    Thanks for the input. Iíll probably attach a drip...

    Thanks for the input. Iíll probably attach a drip line on the bugnet at the head end only and perhaps remove the cord at the feet end
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    Howdy. I just got a Ridgerunner and wanted to...

    Howdy. I just got a Ridgerunner and wanted to confirm that drip lines from the suspension is not needed? Finding this thread confirmed my suspicion about the shock cord attaching the bug net. Are you...
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    Gonna get mine hopefully in a couple of weeks....

    Gonna get mine hopefully in a couple of weeks. Canít wait!!
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    Ridgerunner on Massdrop

    The Ridgerunner single layer (green and brown) is up on Massdrop. Canít beat their international shipping price..Iím in!!
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    I'll hike through the night to find a natural...

    I'll hike through the night to find a natural wind break.
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    Japan Southern Alps

    Was wondering if anyone has hiked any portions of the Southern Alps of Japan?

    Planning on a summer trip (July/Aug) and had questions and bounce ideas.

    Currently thinking of following routes:
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  45. I love the foot box design of blackbird and that...

    I love the foot box design of blackbird and that is part of the eldorado. It was my first and still favorite hammock even though i now use the half-wit for most of my 3 season hikes.

    Have you...
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    A must for me is adding the MSR night glow...

    A must for me is adding the MSR night glow zipper pulls on the bug net.

    For small items I try to buy them in colors that sticks out... orange lighter and phone case, stakes with red coloring,...
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    Sorry I had to bump this. Took me over an hr to...

    Sorry I had to bump this. Took me over an hr to find this setup and did not want to loose it again.

    alt.thomas#bump
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    Welcome and glad to see that you are off to an...

    Welcome and glad to see that you are off to an excellent running start.
  49. Great setup. Thanks for always sharing and taking...

    Great setup. Thanks for always sharing and taking us along.
  50. Becket Hitch in the rain; Use a drip line?

    Ok.. finally had time to perform an experiment.

    https://imgur.com/a/OGPhtQW

    1. Dutch hook (faced down) on whoopie.. I also used light cordage as a drip line.
    Result: mixed. The water...
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