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    I'd like to throw in on this. I am planning an...

    I'd like to throw in on this. I am planning an upgrade on my NX200's lines.
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    They stopped making the NX-200? Man, that was...

    They stopped making the NX-200? Man, that was one slick hammock.

    I suppose their reasoning is that if you want a 200, you can buy the 250 and leave the sticks at home.
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    I've been told that some folks carry zip top...

    I've been told that some folks carry zip top baggies to fill with air to fill the pockets. Not sure how well it'd work, but it may be better than nothing. I may try it on my next outing.
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    Splice, hell. I'd be impressed if you could tie...

    Splice, hell. I'd be impressed if you could tie a bowline with that.:lol:
  5. This depends on what type of rope you are using,...

    This depends on what type of rope you are using, but a taut-line hitch is perfect for this. You may want to tie two of them on each side just in case the first one decides to run the second will...
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    Clouds are further from the ground than a hammock...

    Clouds are further from the ground than a hammock is, yet lightning seems to make it's way down pretty well...


    If it's raining, it will conduct electricity quite well. Wood doesn't conduct...
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    This is a timely topic to discuss because I'm...

    This is a timely topic to discuss because I'm currently doing some digging on the subject of lightning protection...

    A little background - I am the engineer aboard a semi-submersible deep water...
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    Yes and no. Yes because the poly-prop line...

    Yes and no.

    Yes because the poly-prop line that comes with the Clark is pretty susceptible to abrasion damage. However, it holds 'standard' knots very well which is uncommon for poly-prop.
    ...
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    Oh, heck, I'm in the cheap hammock - the NX-200 -...

    Oh, heck, I'm in the cheap hammock - the NX-200 - so I'm just a plate of catfish nuggets.

    SWMBO is the dover sole with the high dollar hammock :D




    We've all bought something cheap hoping...
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    You asked permission? WOW. I've always held...

    You asked permission? WOW.

    I've always held the philosophy it's better to beg forgiveness than ask permission! :D
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    No danger of her wanting a Vertex. She likes the...

    No danger of her wanting a Vertex. She likes the separation between her ears and my snoring! :laugh:
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    How did it work out?

    How did it work out?
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    I suppose it has something to do with not wanting...

    I suppose it has something to do with not wanting to be a bear pinata... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    Sticky: Bacon Grease is a name I acquired while at Texas...

    Bacon Grease is a name I acquired while at Texas AMC By The Sea and it's origins are inappropriate for public discussion on a family forum. :D
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    DemoStix covered the technical side well enough...

    DemoStix covered the technical side well enough so here's the non-technical answer.

    Short answer: Yes... to me.

    Long answer:

    My better half *hated* camping and I *loved* camping. This,...
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    When we hung in Hot Springs, we wound up being...

    When we hung in Hot Springs, we wound up being almost as wet as if it had rained on us...

    I've found that the weather shield on the Clark keeps most of the mist / fog out of the hammock. Gilligan...
  17. Nice! Looks like a nice way to kill a weekend.

    Nice! Looks like a nice way to kill a weekend.
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    Now that was a great write up of what looks like...

    Now that was a great write up of what looks like a great time.

    I'm sorry I missed out. Hopefully I'll be on dry land for the next hang in the area.
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    Agreed on the first statement. Cutting off the...

    Agreed on the first statement. Cutting off the strings to make a gathered end gives you a hammock that's about four feet too short. I don't have it with me, but I seem to remember the bed is about...
  20. SWEET!!!! That future handbag you got a picture...

    SWEET!!!! That future handbag you got a picture of looks like one more reason to get in a hammock, huh? :laugh:
  21. Straps like these are pretty darned handy for...

    Straps like these are pretty darned handy for those of us not on foot. The set I have on the bike pulls double duty - they hold the duffel bag down on the back seat during the day and the hammock up...
  22. Pedernales is a nice place, isn't it? ...

    Pedernales is a nice place, isn't it?

    FredEricksburg, TX has some great beer and wineries in the area - if you're a fan of those things. I really like the Nimitz Museum, too.



    On an...
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    The fastest would probably be a length of webbing...

    The fastest would probably be a length of webbing with a quick connect (dutch clip or carabiner) at one end and passed through a pair of descender rings tied to the hammock.

    Get to the site, wrap...
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    Ashley is a great book. However, The...

    Ashley is a great book.

    However, The Marlinspike Sailor by Hervey Garret Smith is an excellent book as well. Smith's writing style is also quite entertaining.

    It's been a decade or two, but...
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    I'm not a small guy and avoid the pinched...

    I'm not a small guy and avoid the pinched shoulders by slinging looser.
  26. I hate it, but I'm out, too. Got stuck...

    I hate it, but I'm out, too.

    Got stuck flying offshore this morning...
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    The 550 pound strength is the ultimate strength...

    The 550 pound strength is the ultimate strength of the line under ideal conditions in pure tension.

    Knots and splices greatly reduce the effective strength of a line significantly. A simple...
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    Howdy from a frequent traveler from Houston to...

    Howdy from a frequent traveler from Houston to Beaumont via HWY 90!
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    1) huh? Nevermind, I don't want to know. :) ...

    1) huh? Nevermind, I don't want to know. :)

    2) There's a pretty good reason folks don't talk about using those tie outs to spread the bed. They're there to stake out the Clark on the...
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    That's how I got the NX-250. When SWMBO realized...

    That's how I got the NX-250. When SWMBO realized that sleeping on the ground is for the dogs, she wanted a Clark to match my NX-200. Since we were going to be in SLC for a motorcycle gathering we...
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    Motorcyclist to the Rescue!!!!

    http://www.aerostich.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/448x/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/h/e/head_tent_1a.jpg

    http://www.aerostich.com/head-tent.html

    I know, it's a tent and therefore...
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    I know a couple guys with real problems sleeping...

    I know a couple guys with real problems sleeping when there's too much light in the room. Darkening the room up could well be the ticket to his sleeping better.

    Call first so he'll have one set...
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    You're just saying that so you can have the...

    You're just saying that so you can have the upwind spot at the next group hang :lol:
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    They don't fit in the bag, but Clark is now...

    They don't fit in the bag, but Clark is now selling a carrying pouch for them. I'm not sure how it works or how necessary the pouch is.

    The poles will fit almost anywhere you want to put them,...
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    Agreed. Not only does mine see service on my...

    Agreed. Not only does mine see service on my motorcycle, I use it to transport my laptop to and from work... on an offshore drilling rig. Airline baggage handlers don't have anything on the folks...
  36. If I'm onshore, I think I can make it. Never...

    If I'm onshore, I think I can make it.

    Never been to a group hang so I will probably have plenty of questions.
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    Call Spencer over at Clark. I've never asked...

    Call Spencer over at Clark.

    I've never asked for custom work, but he's very knowledgeable and helpful. He might just be able to make a hammock bed without the Clark accessories at a lower cost.
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    Yes, you can get quite flat in a Clark, but it...

    Yes, you can get quite flat in a Clark, but it takes some fiddling with the suspension.

    I have, no fooling, woken up in the morning on my stomach. Of course, considering my Budda-like physique,...
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    I don't notice any difference in shoulder squeeze...

    I don't notice any difference in shoulder squeeze between the NX-200 and NX-250, but the NA did clamp in on the shoulders more than I'd have liked.

    Best wishes for many more years of service from...
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    While I hated the HH, I have to say that I was...

    While I hated the HH, I have to say that I was *very* impressed with the quality of their service.
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    Looking forward to hearing your first...

    Looking forward to hearing your first experiences. Just remember, hang the foot higher than the head. :lol:
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    Honestly, the main reason I went with a 15L was...

    Honestly, the main reason I went with a 15L was it allows me to leave my sleeping bag inside the hammock when storing it during a trip... I'm lazy like that.

    Of course, I remove it all for...
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    The SPOT Messenger device coupled with a...

    The SPOT Messenger device coupled with a Spotwalla account might get you quite a few kitchen passes.

    www.findmespot.com
    www.spotwalla.com

    Not only does it let loved ones keep track of you, but...
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    old4hats, Welcome to the DarkSide. Have you...

    old4hats, Welcome to the DarkSide.

    Have you spent the evening in it yet?
  45. THAT is a loaded question and very dependent upon...

    THAT is a loaded question and very dependent upon how you sleep, what you wear to sleep in, how windy it is and whether a butterfly flapped it's wings in Tokyo at noon last Tuesday...

    Personally,...
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    For long term storage, I use some large square...

    For long term storage, I use some large square stuff sacks (the $2 Walmart type... not the tube shaped sacks) and fold the hammock and fly separately, both very loosely about 15" X 15" and slide them...
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    I spend half the year offshore on crappy...

    I spend half the year offshore on crappy mattresses, too. I come back to the same rig each time, so I've gotten good at hanging in my stateroom.

    Door hinges and the handrail of the upper bunk are...
  48. I have both an NX-200 and NX-250. The pockets are...

    I have both an NX-200 and NX-250. The pockets are found on both hammocks.

    On the 250, you cannot deploy the ws without setting the bn, but the bn can be set without the ws.

    On the 200, you...
  49. OK, I see what you're saying. I agree that it is...

    OK, I see what you're saying. I agree that it is a bear to stow the bugnet and set the ws. However, it is possible to accomplish by moving one pair of sliders to the foot and using the other pair...
  50. Just aft of the zipper on the bugnet is are two...

    Just aft of the zipper on the bugnet is are two pockets located on the exterior of the upper portion of the hammock (one on each side of the hammock.) The storm shield goes in one, the bug net in...
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