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    I use pieces of old aluminum tent poles. In a...

    I use pieces of old aluminum tent poles. In a pinch, and stick will work, but when the hammock is loaded, it tends to make a groove in the stick, which makes it harder to remove (with a metal...
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    Good luck with your project! I love to diy, but...

    Good luck with your project! I love to diy, but to be honest with you, it takes me forever, and I usually end up making mistakes and taking the senic route to completion! (every one makes mistakes,...
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    Congrats on the new hammock! In my opinion, you...

    Congrats on the new hammock! In my opinion, you really cant go wrong with the ridgerunner---------and if by some strange stroke of fate you dont like it and want to sell it, they go for top doller...
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    Thanks for the advice guys!

    Thanks for the advice guys!
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    Argon sock question

    Hey guys I need some advice. I'm making a sock for my wBrr (something along the lines of the spindrift but different. )Anyway I'm not sure what cloth to use. Has any one ever used argon 67 for a...
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    Fort mountain state park is very nice, and they...

    Fort mountain state park is very nice, and they have a back country loop with back country campsites. (plus its a bit cooler up there in the summer---very nice beach, nice campground etc!)
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    Well, after much trail and error, and lots of...

    Well, after much trail and error, and lots of soul searching, I'm sending my NX-270 back for a refund. Its a beautiful hammock,, exceptionally well designed and well made, but I just cant get...
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    ONe more question guys, with the sag angle...

    ONe more question guys, with the sag angle correct, how tight should the bug net be while I am in the hammock? (should you be able to unzip the bug net right above your head?) The reason Im asking...
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    Hey guys, thanks for all the great advice! I...

    Hey guys, thanks for all the great advice! I just tried a few things in the back yard---it seems like with the addition of a small knee pillow I will be just fine. I love the hammock, I love the...
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    Not out of anyones league! When it comes to the...

    Not out of anyones league! When it comes to the clark, I'm a Newbie---Thanks for the link!
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    proper hang angle /sag for nx250/270?

    Hey guys, I received my new nx-270 in the mail yesterday! (beautiful hammock---very nicly done!) So heres the deal, I set up yesterday, and had trouble getting comfortable in it. ---but I...
  12. So heres the deal, I use a very simple...

    So heres the deal, I use a very simple suspension---whoopie sling, toggle and marlin spike hitch and a tree strap with a loop at one end. (no dutch bling or carabiners involved) My question...
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    Thanks guys!!!!

    Thanks guys!!!!
  14. Thanks for the info!

    Thanks for the info!
  15. question about converting a clark to whoopie slings

    For those of you who have converted their clark to whoopies, if you just threaded the larkshead thru the end channel, did it affect the lay of the hammock? The reason I ask is, I used to have a...
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    Will I be comfortable in a Clark??????

    Guys, I need some advice......................I am thinking about pulling the trigger on the new NX 270 (really clever design!) So, I am 6'4", 235 lbs with broad shoulders. Am I going to be...
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    discount on nx-250

    If anyone is interested in the NX-250, Clark has a few left in stock and is offering them at a discount (since the NX 270 is out now) Call Clark for details! (1800 468 4635) They quoted me 399$...
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    so, when they list the weight on the clark...

    so, when they list the weight on the clark website, does that include tarp and hammock? (I have no idea why I'm even considering buying another hammock,----I'm perfectly happy with what I have! It...
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    Looks like a pretty good hammock! So, when they...

    Looks like a pretty good hammock! So, when they list the weight, does that include the tarp and suspension? Also, do they have a sale once a year?
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    Cheaha state park Question

    So.......if Cheaha is closed due the the state budget crisis, is the Cheaha trail head also closed? What about the trails around the park---chinnabee silent trail, Pinhoti, cave creek, skyway etc? ...
  21. Thanks for the review Billy bob! I am a die hard...

    Thanks for the review Billy bob! I am a die hard bridge hammock guy........................but........I could see where the switch back could have some big advantages over a bridge. (shorter...
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    Did you get an underquilt too? (the lynx is sooo...

    Did you get an underquilt too? (the lynx is sooo nice!)
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    Bottom line is........even if you have a patent...

    Bottom line is........even if you have a patent (which is very expensive to obtain, and maintain), if some one copys you, you have to have the cash to take them to court, and then collect money from...
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    Congrats! Hands down, the Ridge Runner is the...

    Congrats! Hands down, the Ridge Runner is the best hammock I've ever owned---youre going to love it!
  25. Just to be safe, you might want to stick with 1.9...

    Just to be safe, you might want to stick with 1.9 for the hammock body, with 1. 1 for the pockets----the pockets do put a little stress on the fabric. (I never had problems, but 1.9 would give you a...
  26. I experimented with something similar a few years...

    I experimented with something similar a few years back. It actually works pretty well, and the pockets are great for storage! Something I want to try in the future is a hammock with a double layer...
  27. The only "drawback" to the Pine Mountain trail...

    The only "drawback" to the Pine Mountain trail is.................you have to get a permit from the office, and you can only camp in designated sites. (I usually have off days during the week , so...
  28. It really is a great little trail! (and by far...

    It really is a great little trail! (and by far the best cared for and well marked trail Ive ever been on!) the Pine mountain trail association does a superb job! (FYI billy bob, Im the one with...
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    great trip report---thanks for sharing!!!!

    great trip report---thanks for sharing!!!!
  30. overnight trip to FDR state park/pine mountain trail

    Hey guys, I just got back from a great trip to FDR state park---hiking and camping on the pine mountain trail! Great weather---80 degrees and very dry during the day, and in the low 50s at night. ...
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    At 6'4", I had the same problem using a speer and...

    At 6'4", I had the same problem using a speer and a claytor hammock. A pillow under the knees helped a bit, but the only sure fix I could come up with was to switch to a bridge hammock. (WBRR) ...
  32. question for all you guys using a pad with your...

    question for all you guys using a pad with your wbrr--------do you have any condensation issues?
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    I'm 6'4" 240 lbs----------in a gathered end...

    I'm 6'4" 240 lbs----------in a gathered end hammock, I was never comfortable--calf ridge, etc. (I love the simplicity of a gathered end hammock, and the way you can hang from trees closer toghether...
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    One more thought, if you do decide to start a...

    One more thought, if you do decide to start a business, don't just make a direct copy of other peoples work -----give it a little local flavor---use traditional Finnish colors , designs
    and...
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    Good luck with your new business! Just a...

    Good luck with your new business! Just a thought, you could persue the hammock business on the side, while keeping a day job. That way you would have the time to let the business mature and find...
  36. Sounds like a great trip! Theres a chance I...

    Sounds like a great trip! Theres a chance I might be able to attend this hang--but problably wont know until the last min. (do you need to know ahead of time who can make it?)
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    Very well said! Uq's are more comfortable, and...

    Very well said! Uq's are more comfortable, and warmer,lighter and take up less space in your pack. The only drawback I can think of is if you have to go to ground an uq is pretty much worthless! ...
  38. FT: Trade accepted! (Adutchable clips are still...

    Trade accepted! (Adutchable clips are still available)
  39. FT: Im still interested, but thats not exactly an...

    Im still interested, but thats not exactly an even trade! Is there anything else you want to throw in?
  40. FT: Still interested, but give me a few days to think...

    Still interested, but give me a few days to think about it............................
  41. FT: I'm not sure, will the pull outs work with...

    I'm not sure, will the pull outs work with silargon? Also, how heavy are they?
  42. FT: Im interested, but need more info. Are these the...

    Im interested, but need more info. Are these the "tarp flyz he has on his website? Old version? New version? Do they work with any tarp line? (any tarp line included?) I also neglected to...
  43. FT: For trade: 1 pair of bridge speed hooks, and /or one pair of adutchable clips

    Hey guys, I bought these for my self for Christmas---they look great and are very clever, but I realized right away that I really missed the simplicity of the whoopie sling system (so I'm going back...
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    Most cottage shops will work with you...

    Most cottage shops will work with you ---------send them a PM and see what they can do for you! (wilderness logics, Hammock gear, warbonnet etc--------just go thru the vendor list on forum.
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    The tried and true "whoopie sling, tree strap,...

    The tried and true "whoopie sling, tree strap, toggle and marlinspike hitch" method is super easy to adjust, light weight and pretty much bombproof. (my favorite method!) Might be a better...
  46. My first hammock was a hennessey---------this was...

    My first hammock was a hennessey---------this was long before hammock forums or whoopie slings etc. I found the origional suspension to be very time consuming and awkward. (I really didnt like it) ...
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    Congratulations! May you have a wonderful life...

    Congratulations! May you have a wonderful life together!
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    Nice job on the hammock! The pocket is cool, but...

    Nice job on the hammock! The pocket is cool, but what I really like is your set up with the spreader bars--the built in sockets etc--------very clever! (and origional?)
  49. Looks like its going to be a good Christmas!

    With my help, my wonderful wife just placed an order for some dutchware for my Christmas present! (apparently I've been a good boy this year????) So excited about Christmas! (and the Christmas...
  50. Maybe attach a red streamer to each strap that...

    Maybe attach a red streamer to each strap that says "remove before flight"===like they do with aircraft? LOL!
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