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    Definitely need to wash my hammock after a week...

    Definitely need to wash my hammock after a week of being in the field without a shower. I have a front load so I'll set mine on delicate as an extra precaution.
  2. I'm in what use to be 3/505th PIR, now 5-73 CAV,...

    I'm in what use to be 3/505th PIR, now 5-73 CAV, 3BCT, 82nd ABN DIV
  3. Less than 20 posts but I feel like the vast...

    Less than 20 posts but I feel like the vast amount of knowledge spread here deserves a donation. Plus, you all don't bash on newbs near as much on various automobile forms I've been on.

    When do I...
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    I have been using my stock straps by just pulling...

    I have been using my stock straps by just pulling one end through the loop but I also use a caribiner and 2 decending rings to do a garda hitch. Takes me about 2 minutes to get my hammock up, but...
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    I got the bottom entry as well, but I'm going to...

    I got the bottom entry as well, but I'm going to send mine off to get the zipper mod so I can have the best of both worlds. Welcome to the club!
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    Glad you enjoyed your first experience. I love...

    Glad you enjoyed your first experience. I love mine and will never sleep on the ground again.
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    Looks like you had a nice escape retreat for the...

    Looks like you had a nice escape retreat for the night. Can't wait to be able to do this myself
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    It was in the 40s last night and even though my...

    It was in the 40s last night and even though my Jarbidge kept sliding I still slept very warm. I wouldn't be able to sleep in just a cotton shirt though. I slept in my ACU pants, shirt, grid fleece...
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    I'm currently on a field training exercise and...

    I'm currently on a field training exercise and I've been using the patrol bag inside the Gortex bivy in conjunction with an underquilt and I've been plenty warm. The whole thing is fairly heavy and...
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    Well even though my UQ was sliding around last...

    Well even though my UQ was sliding around last night I slept better than my operations sergeant major. He has the same hammock as me, but doesn't have a hex fly or UQ and he bailed in the middle of...
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    Sticky: I'm in the 82nd Airborne and technically I am an...

    I'm in the 82nd Airborne and technically I am an airborne trooper but I am also obsessed with Star Wars, mostly the stormtroopers so it's a play on both.
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    I just tightened up the UQ to lift the hammock a...

    I just tightened up the UQ to lift the hammock a feet or two higher as read in other posts. I loosened up the tension on the tie-outs and it seems better. I can try to do like ragnall said but I only...
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    Thanks! I am going to go mess around with it....

    Thanks! I am going to go mess around with it. I'll try to post some pictures sometime today.
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    I will definitely check that out when I get back...

    I will definitely check that out when I get back home. I have another 6 or 7 days sleeping out here in the field so I'd like to find a remedy for this I can do without any more accessories. Should I...
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    I've slept in my hammock for 2 nights so far, but...

    I've slept in my hammock for 2 nights so far, but I can't seem to keep my UQ from sliding side to side, especially when I go to lay on my side. My hammock has the shock cord lines on each side to...
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    Arrowhead also has an in between 3/4 and full...

    Arrowhead also has an in between 3/4 and full length called the Jarbidge. I just picked one up and it's under $100.
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    Thank you for the reply. I got the 3-season and...

    Thank you for the reply. I got the 3-season and it comes with a stuff sack. It's a lot bigger than I thought and unfortunately I already have my bags packed in put in the shipping container. Luckily,...
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    I just got my Jarbridge today and get to use it...

    I just got my Jarbridge today and get to use it next week on a 10 day field training exercise. I couldn't really find any info on maintenance and I didn't want to start a new thread. Do I have to...
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    Thanks for the warm welcomes. Usually I dread...

    Thanks for the warm welcomes. Usually I dread going on Army field exercises and now I'm excited to go just so I can use my hammock. The first night I had mine setup, I had 3 people including my...
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    Greetings from Ft. Bragg, NC!

    Hello everyone! I've been reading around here for a few weeks deciding on what hammock to buy. I ended up getting the HH Expedition and also bought the Hex Fly. I primarily plan on using it on field...
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