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  1. I use frameless pack both with and without a pad....

    I use frameless pack both with and without a pad.

    In cold weather when additional insulation is required for my feet, I pack the ccf or torso sized inflatable and it serves as a pack stiffener. A...
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    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/1/8/3/4...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/1/8/3/4/img_0027_thumb.jpg

    This is one of those "not ready for sleep" moments when one becomes facinated by a similar shape.
    I'll call this photo Limbs.
  3. Thread: ZPacks Tarp

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    Well, it looks like I've been waiting the longest...

    Well, it looks like I've been waiting the longest in this recent batch. I ordered mine 10 weeks ago, but I'm sure that Joe did a much better job on mine than all the rest!
    It was just shipped out....
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    Hardcorey, welcome to the HF community. Are you...

    Hardcorey, welcome to the HF community.
    Are you talking about the ridgeline that many of us use for the tarp? If you are asking where to attach it to the tree, I've seen that most folk just strap it...
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    Poll: I bought a double WBBB for the pad idea but now...

    I bought a double WBBB for the pad idea but now since I only use a UQ I wish I went with the lighter single. I love my DIY single.
  6. Thread: Speer

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    Maybe Banjo misspelled it. It's a pole with a...

    Maybe Banjo misspelled it. It's a pole with a sharp point.
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    Yes, the refuge is closed to the public, but I...

    Yes, the refuge is closed to the public, but I understand that there are observation places near by. This is what we need know, and if there are any trees there.
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    I've got some initiative. My brother, who lives...

    I've got some initiative. My brother, who lives in Portland, was telling me about an opportunity to see around 500 bald eagles.

    http://www.fws.gov/klamathbasinrefuges/bearvalley/bearvalley.html
    ...
  9. Thread: Camoflage?

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    Camo is good for navigational enhancement. You've...

    Camo is good for navigational enhancement. You've got to know where you are and be able to get back to the camp because you might not see it.
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    I don't see anyone from NorCal here yet so I...

    I don't see anyone from NorCal here yet so I thought I'd invite myself. (Actually, I'm from the state of Jefferson. I'll bet there's very few people on HF that know just how close we were to having...
  11. For only $5 more you can get a catenary cut which...

    For only $5 more you can get a catenary cut which is supposed to lead to a tighter pitch. Does anyone know if this would be a good idea?
  12. Thread: Car camping

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    Poll: I quickly checked "Never" but on second thought...

    I quickly checked "Never" but on second thought maybe I should check on the definition. I sometimes only hike a mile or two away from the car. Does that count as car camping? Seriously, it has been...
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    Me too. I like to pull the fur flap down over my...

    Me too. I like to pull the fur flap down over my eyes and nose. I dream about breathing ice cold air conditioning.
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    I hope you find one. I sure love mine. Every...

    I hope you find one. I sure love mine. Every weekend lately I'm staying warm in mine.
  15. Thread: Why Stealth?

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    This has been a fun thread to read. So many of...

    This has been a fun thread to read. So many of you go stealth for the same reasons as me, but I wasn't born stealthy. When I was a teen it was all about "Hey look at me" with my bright yellow car,...
  16. Thread: Hello Folks

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    Welcome to the site. Even though you've reached a...

    Welcome to the site. Even though you've reached a sensory overload, aren't these a great bunch of folk that are willing to share good ideas?

    Regarding suspension, I like the keep it simple...
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    I also bought a HH Hyperlite as one of my first...

    I also bought a HH Hyperlite as one of my first hammocks.
    My most comfortable insulation solution is a down underquilt. Pads for me were a real pain, whereas the UQ provided dreamy comfort. ...
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    As I transitioned from the ground I was initially...

    As I transitioned from the ground I was initially frustrated at all the wrestling necessary. First, I hung my hammock too tight creating shoulder squeeze. Then, just getting in the sleeping bag was...
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    Right on Trooper. I agree, 6' is at the edge of...

    Right on Trooper. I agree, 6' is at the edge of comfort in the Hyperlight. I see that you and I have the both the HH Hyper and the WBBB 1.0 double. I let my wife use the HH, while I enjoy the...
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    I still don't understand about the 12 oz. coffee...

    I still don't understand about the 12 oz. coffee can. Holding water, toilet paper, Cooking? Like thexuprising says there are lighter ways, but I'm curious.

    BYW - My friend has the Flextrek 18...
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    Sorry, I don't have a picture of my pack. In my...

    Sorry, I don't have a picture of my pack. In my set up the top and bottom quilts replace the CCF pad. They take up about the same space as a single sleeping bag. The hammock takes up less space than...
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    I have felt like this but recanted as though I...

    I have felt like this but recanted as though I was being selfish.
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    This is a great idea but IF I slept, I'm pretty...

    This is a great idea but IF I slept, I'm pretty sure that I'd dream of that cam grip all night long.
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    Thanks so much for the ideas. I spend way too...

    Thanks so much for the ideas. I spend way too much time looking for my titanium stakes.
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    Like many have already said, I mostly hike alone...

    Like many have already said, I mostly hike alone on day trips.

    I've done a few overnighters but weird things happen like whirlwind and burning bushes blocking my path. Another time Big Foot...
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    Can you imagine carrying your hammock,...

    Can you imagine carrying your hammock, suspension, and UQ in your wallet pocket?

    The fabric would be something lighter and stronger than a space blanket. When stressed (someone gets in it) an...
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    Just a few years ago (circa 1994) I laid out some...

    Just a few years ago (circa 1994) I laid out some gear at the campfire:

    Camera (2 rolls of film - missed a lot of good shots waiting for the better ones)
    Video Camera (over a pound and lousy...
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    Yeah, welcome from the northern end of our state!

    Yeah, welcome from the northern end of our state!
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    Isn't anyone going to say TQ just for some...

    Isn't anyone going to say TQ just for some argument?

    Well, not me. You gotta get the UQ first! I just recently got a TQ and while I love it, my WM Megalite worked just fine as a bag and a TQ. The...
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    Ahhh, so you are doing the Box Spring thing? How...

    Ahhh, so you are doing the Box Spring thing? How about using some heavy duty springs at the ends of webbing or whoopie slings if we aren't concerned about weight?
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    Poll: That's what I'm talking about! Experience and...

    That's what I'm talking about! Experience and confidence comes from all that playing around.
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    Next on my list is a cuben tarp. Also I'm...

    Next on my list is a cuben tarp. Also I'm waiting for MLD to start making the Prophet Backpack in cuben fiber. Does anyone know if someone makes cuben socks, cuben crampons or maybe cuben sunglasses?
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    I haven't used it on the ground, though I'm sure...

    I haven't used it on the ground, though I'm sure it would be nice as a quilt or a bag.
    I've found no need for a top quilt or blanket at colder temps, and have slept comfortably down to 24 without...
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    I was asking the same questions last year as the...

    I was asking the same questions last year as the chill hit the air. I ended up buying a PeaPod, and after 42 days in it, I am very pleased. Many of the nights were in the upper 20s and low 30s....
  35. Thread: Dumb question

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    Barefoot, don't be silly. The cone hat doesn't...

    Barefoot, don't be silly. The cone hat doesn't do anything to keep the animals away.
    It keeps the the aliens from reading my thoughts, and it helps with marital fidelity.
  36. Thread: Dumb question

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    I camp in bear and mountain lion country. The...

    I camp in bear and mountain lion country. The experts say "act big". I reckon that an animal about 10 feet wide can be pretty scary because when I've awakened in the presence of bears, deer,...
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    After a gig an older guy came up on stage and...

    After a gig an older guy came up on stage and complimented my friend's guitar skills. My friend said "It sounds like you (also) play." The older guy said "Yeah a bit. You've got my name on your...
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    Pizza, I like it! But, if we all were named by...

    Pizza, I like it! But, if we all were named by our likes, my name would be Nancy.

    My pastor friends invited me on a retreat. As much as I wanted to go camping, I declined at first because I...
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    My 3/4 UQ was able to get me by all summer. But...

    My 3/4 UQ was able to get me by all summer. But last month a storm came in and the temp went down to about 38. I just put my feet in a jacket and laid them on the backpack. When I know it's going...
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    Is your UQ full length? Cold feet aren't much...

    Is your UQ full length? Cold feet aren't much fun. Many of us only use a pad for our feet, and there are other ways to insulate.
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    Yes, somebody buy this thing! It weighs just...

    Yes, somebody buy this thing! It weighs just over 5 oz and is VERY warm. I bought one and paid full price ($175) just 2 weeks ago. If I didn't like the store I'd buy this one and return my new one....
  42. Thread: Thank you HF

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    Hear here! I too am so grateful for all the...

    Hear here!
    I too am so grateful for all the excellent advice I've received here at HF. I had hoped to be helpful in return one day after I've earned my mentorship.
    What amazes me is how the...
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    Your Number Two Hammock Community. We've been...

    Your Number Two Hammock Community.

    We've been number one so long I wondered who was number two. Maybe we could buy them out?

    or

    Hammock Community 2.0

    Displays evolutionary progress...
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    The best forum for suspended collaboration. ...

    The best forum for suspended collaboration.

    (This one is from Nan C.)
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    People with hang-ups are welcome.

    People with hang-ups are welcome.
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    Intense adventure not in tents.

    Intense adventure not in tents.
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    A community of lofty ideas. A community of...

    A community of lofty ideas.

    A community of lofty ideals.
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    Same for me with the titanium shepherd's hooks,...

    Same for me with the titanium shepherd's hooks, but I've found it convenient to use a small piece of water tubing to hold them together and keep the sharp tips safe.
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    Thanks for sharing the great advise on line and...

    Thanks for sharing the great advise on line and the benefits of solid core.

    One of the good things about cordage with a hollow core is it's splicing capability. Just for fun I made whoopie slings...
  50. Wow, this sounds like fun! Let me know when you...

    Wow, this sounds like fun!
    Let me know when you guys make it out towards California, and I join you on my '77 R100S.
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