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  1. Great post to Oregonhikers, Leiavoia! Can't wait...

    Great post to Oregonhikers, Leiavoia! Can't wait to make my trip out there!
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    I wonder if you weren't on the trail at the same...

    I wonder if you weren't on the trail at the same time as "Darwinonthetrail". Disclaimer, I'm not a fan of Darwin, but I did watch his recent video on this trail because I'm ready to go do this one.
    ...
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    That's awesome, Clutch! We found dozens of little...

    That's awesome, Clutch! We found dozens of little smallies off that ledge, and left almost all of them right there for you!

    Johnson Falls wasn't spectacular itself, but the journey there was...
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    When I upgraded my hammock from a 9' (way too...

    When I upgraded my hammock from a 9' (way too short) Outdoor Vitals, I came down to a similar choice as the original poster.

    I think this whole thread sums up the fact that both are great vendors,...
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    Kansan here, and so jealous of those of you in...

    Kansan here, and so jealous of those of you in Colorado. A great place to be outdoors, with so many options, and such great weather!

    Welcome to the forum!
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    Gotta tell ya.... when I posted this, I hoped it...

    Gotta tell ya.... when I posted this, I hoped it would get a notice from Shug.
    Thanks for chiming in, O Lord of Lolligag!
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    At home, I use an NRS Chinook. I wasn't going to...

    At home, I use an NRS Chinook. I wasn't going to pack my own jacket, however, and this is what the outfitter supplied.
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    BWCAW: Clearwater EP 62

    On June 13, 2019, our group of six paddlers entered the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness by Entry Point 62 at Clearwater Lake. Our group included two under the age of 12, which informed our...
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    I'm returning the ENO to REI, and ordering a...

    I'm returning the ENO to REI, and ordering a summer sock from Dutch!
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    I can't imagine there's a better value for...

    I can't imagine there's a better value for hammock insulation than this!
  11. I own the Hammock Gear Netted Hammock. I've spent...

    I own the Hammock Gear Netted Hammock. I've spent some time in it, but not yet overnight.

    In my shopping, I thought it was most comparable to the half-zipped. I think the HG is a great hammock....
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    Welcome! As a Kansan, I'm completely jealous of...

    Welcome! As a Kansan, I'm completely jealous of your geography.
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    ENO Guardian SL Bugnet

    I bought an ENO Guardian SL Bugnet to use with my OutdoorVitals 9' hammock. This is a small hammock that my children use.

    I put the bugnet on with the small opening at the foot end of the hammock,...
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    https://www.hammockgear.com/zippered-bug-net-hammo...

    https://www.hammockgear.com/zippered-bug-net-hammock-charcoal-gray-hexon-1-6/

    Hammock Gear sells their full-size, netted Hammock for $115. I think this is a fantastic, full-featured hammock.
  15. My first real hammock camping adventure! I was in...

    My first real hammock camping adventure! I was in Rocky Mountain National Park, expecting lows around 40 degF. I sat in the quilt and broke the quilt suspension! I was honestly scared in that moment....
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    Jeff-oh, your explanation was helpful, thanks....

    Jeff-oh, your explanation was helpful, thanks. The guy lines come already laced through all three holes in the plastic. I, clearly, had never used a piece of hardware like this.
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    Chill Gorilla line tensioner?

    Can anyone explain to me how to use the line tensioners that come with a Chill Gorilla fortress tarp?

    Additionally, what alternative would you recommend?
  18. I'll sing the same tune that several others have....

    I'll sing the same tune that several others have. For simplicity and lack of hardware, go with webbing to continuous loop with J-Bend or Becket Hitch. I use a Becket hitch.

    Whoopie slings add...
  19. I opened my "Compass" app, and couldn't find the...

    I opened my "Compass" app, and couldn't find the level function.
    My iPhone has a separate app called "Measure". Measure includes a level.

    According to iPhone "Measure" my thumb to index angle is...
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    Double Ended Stuff Sack

    I'm sure the question has been asked before, but I'm probably not the only one that has it...

    Is the double ended stuff sack large enough to hold an 11-foot hammock and an underquilt?

    Thanks.
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    That doesn't sound right, at all. A 40degF...

    That doesn't sound right, at all. A 40degF Phoenix Econ goes for $90. To spend $180, you'd have to go to a 0degF Incubator Econ.
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    It looks like I was the first to review sites in...

    It looks like I was the first to review sites in Rocky Mountain National Park!

    I only reviewed the two in which I stayed. I feel like the information I shared could help steer someone toward one...
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    I agree with this. One day, I'd like to take a...

    I agree with this. One day, I'd like to take a multi-day trip through Glacier National Park. In a system like this, where only limited permitted camping is allowed, campsite reviews are extremely...
  24. I just thought I'd add for information that my...

    I just thought I'd add for information that my order placed on Black Friday shipped on 1/7 and arrived on 1/10. I got an Econ Phoenix 20


    Thanks, Harry and HG!
  25. I assumed a loop just meant ending at the same...

    I assumed a loop just meant ending at the same place you started. CDT Loop out of Grand Lake, CO. Maroon Bells Four Pass Loop out of Aspen, CO. Northern Loop in Glacier National Park.

    All amazing,...
  26. Econ Phoenix 20, ordered 11/23, shipped today!

    Econ Phoenix 20, ordered 11/23, shipped today!
  27. https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/141466-RMNP-Grand-Lake-Loop-CDT
  28. I did it in August 2007. Absolutely no problem...

    I did it in August 2007. Absolutely no problem finding suitable trees. I'll see if I can't find more information from my trip for you. We took the counter-clockwise approach.

    The exposed section...
  29. Welcome! It's been a couple decades since I was...

    Welcome! It's been a couple decades since I was in Brisbane, but I remember it fondly. I didn't see many hammock hanging trees on the beaches.
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    You posted an introductory message from Austin...

    You posted an introductory message from Austin while the 'Horns were beating the Georgia Bulldogs in the Sugar Bowl? I'm suspicious!

    Welcome to the forum. You're too far south for me to have any...
  31. I ordered a Phoenix on 11/23. The posted lead...

    I ordered a Phoenix on 11/23. The posted lead time then was 5 weeks. At five weeks (12/28) I asked Harry for an update. He said that my order was likely to be fulfilled the week of 1/7. So, I'm...
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    **AN UPDATE** I got my HG netted hammock for...

    **AN UPDATE**

    I got my HG netted hammock for Christmas! Yesterday I hung the new hammock with the Incubator Econ 20. It was immediately clear that the primary suspension length is made for a...
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    I learned with the Marlin Spike and whoopie...

    I learned with the Marlin Spike and whoopie slings. I never carried hardware for the MSH, however. I found that anywhere I would hang had plenty of natural toggles.

    I've since gone to a tree strap...
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    Harry, thanks for taking the time to respond to...

    Harry, thanks for taking the time to respond to this thread. I'm looking forward to trying a shortened primary suspension on my 9' hammock.

    In the meantime, I got my Zippered Hammock for...
  35. Any ideas when this changed? I'm expecting Santa...

    Any ideas when this changed? I'm expecting Santa to bring one, tonight! I hope he got the updated zippers.
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    I currently have a 9' hammock, (I'm hopeful to be...

    I currently have a 9' hammock, (I'm hopeful to be gifted a Hammock Gear Netted hammock for Christmas ;) ) so there's not much room for error. A couple nights ago, I hung between two trees that were...
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    It was gifted to me.

    It was gifted to me.
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    Thanks for the input. I will attempt to shorten...

    Thanks for the input. I will attempt to shorten the primary suspension significantly.

    The wind was largely not blocked by my tarp. I recently got a Chill Gorilla Fortress (with doors). I didn't...
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    Shug has a video on adjusting this particular UQ....

    Shug has a video on adjusting this particular UQ. I've watched it a dozen times.
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    Incubator Econ 20, first night out

    I got my Econ 20 out for its first overnight, last night. I'm using it under an Outdoor Vitals 9' hammock, which I know is undersized. I had an AEGISMAX ultralight sleeping bag, rated for 35degF. I...
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    I'm happy to see so many Luci light responses. I...

    I'm happy to see so many Luci light responses. I just got my first as a gift. It's a "pro" with the USB connection. I plan to take this on almost all my trips and using it on the ridgeline, or...
  42. Poll: I would have gone for a 20-40 or 20-50 range. I'm...

    I would have gone for a 20-40 or 20-50 range. I'm not down into the cold, cold stuff yet, but I do like it cooler than 60.
  43. I love the BWCA, and I love your writing! The...

    I love the BWCA, and I love your writing!

    The good-natured humor mixed with the serious introspection that often takes place in the wilderness was fantastic. How cool is it, also, to be used by...
  44. There's a part of Illinois that isn't Chicago?!...

    There's a part of Illinois that isn't Chicago?! (Thank God, right?!)

    Welcome to the forum. This is the best place to find out what is good hammocking equipment and what is not.

    Two things that...
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    Welcome, neighbor! It sounds like you've taken a...

    Welcome, neighbor! It sounds like you've taken a similar path to many of us, here. It also seems you've made some good choices in equipping your hammock system.

    I envy your proximity to some real...
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    I have an OV single hammock. It's too small. I...

    I have an OV single hammock. It's too small. I will upgrade and let my children use it.

    I think you're getting the right advice here. The mummy pod looks like it forces you to lay like a banana,...
  47. I'm in a similar situation to you, Remy4. I'm...

    I'm in a similar situation to you, Remy4. I'm looking to upgrade from a 9' hammock to an 11' hammock. Like you, I have considered the HG netted hammock. I trust them as a cottage vendor. Another to...
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    BUMP! I'd love to hear more about this gear, if...

    BUMP! I'd love to hear more about this gear, if anyone has experience.

    I've been considering getting a DH Raven or Hammock Gear Netted Hammock. This appears to be along the same lines, though...
  49. Agreeing with Shug, it seems HIGHLY unlikely....

    Agreeing with Shug, it seems HIGHLY unlikely. Based on anecdotal evidence, the ECON lines are now moving much more than the regular.
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    Welcome! I'm in NE Kansas, and completely jealous...

    Welcome! I'm in NE Kansas, and completely jealous of your location! You do have some truly wonderful backpacking and hanging options available to you!
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