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    170 lbs here and "Who me worry? ;-)" . Besides I...

    170 lbs here and "Who me worry? ;-)" . Besides I was prudent enough to go DL. However, I will be careful about not wearing calked boots while hanging.

    Since I'm basically a good guy willing to...
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    I have used Exped syn and down mats in a number...

    I have used Exped syn and down mats in a number of hammocks including a draumr, as well as some others with cross-tubes. The expeds work great and are sufficient for most needs. I really don't see...
  3. As Shug opined, I also only partially inflate an...

    As Shug opined, I also only partially inflate an inflatable insulated pad in a hammock. Not because of concerns that it might cause damage, only because it is more comfortable. Especially in a HT90.
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    And mythical beasts of yore?

    And mythical beasts of yore?
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    I don't use a pillow between my knees in a...

    I don't use a pillow between my knees in a Hammock. However, since I had some surgery last spring I have used a pillow between my knees while side sleeping in a bed. I think the curvature of the...
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    As I write my AHD Ridgecreek is floating under my...

    As I write my AHD Ridgecreek is floating under my Hammocktent Alpha 90 that is suspended above me from the red iron trusses awaiting my arrival later this evening.
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    Suggestion: If you extend away from the Jeep...

    Suggestion: If you extend away from the Jeep would it be possible to insert some pole extensions and rig a tarp in a more conventional fashion?
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    Well, thank you for the report on the SL failure...

    Well, thank you for the report on the SL failure and Dutch's willingness to make it right. I definitely am glad I went with a DL. Notwithstanding I think I will follow the suggestion on using it...
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    Amazingly prophetic chapter and really some good...

    Amazingly prophetic chapter and really some good poetry/prose. If you don't think so, just wait a few more years ;-) All summed up in the last verse: " Let us hear the conclusion of the whole...
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    I like it. Weather looks like yesterday morning...

    I like it. Weather looks like yesterday morning here in MT. I have had a similar project on the back burner for a while except it would span between the front and back receiver hitches I have on my...
  11. I had a misfortune during a wonderful adventure...

    I had a misfortune during a wonderful adventure during a thunder/lightening storm one dark and stormy night. The boomer rolled in unexpectedly during the night. I had set up a HG diamond shaped fly...
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    I appreciate that you shared your unfortunate...

    I appreciate that you shared your unfortunate experience with HF. It definitely was a heads up for me and I took some mitigation measures and I'm more attentive to details (yes, I know, that's hard...
  13. For field, work, or firewood cutting pants I...

    For field, work, or firewood cutting pants I learned to 'shag' the cuff either by cutting off or undoing the hem. And usually shorter than normal. That way if you get hung up on something like a...
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    Perhaps because you really like the translucent...

    Perhaps because you really like the translucent qualities of the fabric or how light it is for a DL hammock. Now there is two points for consideration. Then there are folks who prefer having the...
  15. Thread: Poison Ivy

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    I would say if you rub you hammock around in a...

    I would say if you rub you hammock around in a mess of poison ivy it would be possible to transfer it to you bod. I'd suggest not rolling your hammock around in a patch of poison ivy.
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    I've spent several nights in my cloud 71, as well...

    I've spent several nights in my cloud 71, as well as using it for a computer video watching couch. I'll admit I'm kind of on edge and very attentive to not having a mishap after the SL unit ripped. ...
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    I'm using whoopie ridge line because my sweet...

    I'm using whoopie ridge line because my sweet spot is longer than OEM on several of my hammocks. But if I need to use the bug net I can reef in the whoopie to OEM specs. I have also used a CL on...
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    If you are using climbing rated webbing with the...

    If you are using climbing rated webbing with the descender rings they certainly are stout enough to hang your hammock and you from a couple of trees. Plus, climbing webbing will be advertised with...
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    +1 on Jellyfish's YT videos. I'm in the process...

    +1 on Jellyfish's YT videos. I'm in the process of sewing a couple of experimental hammocks and her videos are quite good and useful.
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    Back in the day when I owned a RR I preferred to...

    Back in the day when I owned a RR I preferred to use the Exped 25" inflatables with the vertical tubes. The Synmats or Downmats work fine depending on your intended temperature range use. ...
  21. FS: No thanks, still available.

    No thanks, still available.
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    Note there is a DL Cloud .71 in the FS forum. ...

    Note there is a DL Cloud .71 in the FS forum. Weight 17.5 oz. with bishop bag.
  23. Nope? Is FLTurtle pulling our leg?

    Nope? Is FLTurtle pulling our leg?
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    The answer is probably yes it could handle the AT...

    The answer is probably yes it could handle the AT depending on how well you are attentive to detail and attention to how you treat your gear. Would I go with a SL model? Nope, I like the redundancy...
  25. FS: Thanks for asking....

    Thanks for asking....
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    The DL is still translucent enough to clearly see...

    The DL is still translucent enough to clearly see through. The main reason I got the Cloud was to replace a SL WBBB XLC that filled the GE backpacking niche. The key selling points for me were the...
  27. FS: Yes, the layers have an access slot between the...

    Yes, the layers have an access slot between the layers to allow a pad to be slipped in between.
  28. If the Chameleon top cover is symmetrical I will...

    If the Chameleon top cover is symmetrical I will take it. If it is asymmetrical It won't work for me.
  29. FS: Thank you .......

    Thank you .......
  30. I sleep nightly in a hammock. I have several...

    I sleep nightly in a hammock. I have several hammock stands from the local building salvage store that I paid $5 for. That is pretty budget and since I can easily move the stand around the room...
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    I have one of the Pfaff 360s that is table...

    I have one of the Pfaff 360s that is table mounted. I'm currently working on a 90 degree hammock at the moment. A couple of weeks ago I took my Pfaff 130 to the Goodwill because it needed a new...
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    I'm a mostly full time hanger, albeit there are...

    I'm a mostly full time hanger, albeit there are times at night when I return from a pit stop I opt for the Tempurpedic. I just sold my SL WBBB XLC and this was largely due to my nightly experiences....
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    Mine came and I set it up to discover that I had...

    Mine came and I set it up to discover that I had flipped color choices because I made assumptions instead of paying close attention to the menu. I like it and now have a new one again on the way and...
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    I picked up a 12' SLD Trail Lair off ebay. ...

    I picked up a 12' SLD Trail Lair off ebay. Really like the hammock DL with all the bells and whistles. I ended up selling it for the reason that my other hammocks fit under the tarps I own and...
  35. FS: Chameleon Cloud 71 DL; symmetrical bugnet; tie outs & quilt hoos

    Brand new Chameleon .71 Cloud Double Layer Hammock with symmetrical bugnet, tie outs/quilt hooks.

    Exterior Burnt Orange/Interior Coyote Brown. Meant to match my Sparrow and Raven color scheme. ...
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    Agreed. I actually have three that I picked up...

    Agreed. I actually have three that I picked up when I started on this project. An Alpha for indoor use and now set up, a Beta that I modified and shipped off as a prototype (suppose to be on the...
  37. Hi Hutzelbin, the symmetrical lay flexibility...

    Hi Hutzelbin, the symmetrical lay flexibility takes precedence over weight for me. I have several UQ that will work with a symmetrical hammock. Right now I have a Cedar Ridge 850 FP 20* Long Wide...
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    I've been using my trusty ol' RidgeCreek UQ that...

    I've been using my trusty ol' RidgeCreek UQ that I first purchased to use with a WBRRR and currently is being used for my Hammocktent 90 UQ. I'm a happy camper and it saves the Phoenix for outdoor...
  39. I just sold a WBBB XLC and wookie that I used on...

    I just sold a WBBB XLC and wookie that I used on both the WB and a DH Sparrow, see earlier posts on how to use an inner tube stretchy to increase the length if needed. The reason I sold it is I...
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    Cloud DL Chameleon arrived this evening. I will...

    Cloud DL Chameleon arrived this evening. I will set up tomorrow in place of the Sparrow for a test run. I sleep nightly in a hammock. Currently after all the nights in GEs I still find my...
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    Hi Jim, I have had the solution for a tad over 2...

    Hi Jim, I have had the solution for a tad over 2 years. I ran it by Luke who said he wanted to remain focused on producing the most UL hammock design for backpacking purposes. Then with his...
  42. +1 on what Otter said. I have a silk one, as...

    +1 on what Otter said. I have a silk one, as well as some others, that I use for tent camping. I use a bag in TQ mode instead of a TQ for hammock camping and a liner would be too much hassle. ...
  43. FS: WBBB XLC and Wooki SOLD

    WBBB XLC and Wooki SOLD
  44. FS: Pending payment.

    Pending payment.
  45. FS: Bummer. I've had hammocks shipped from...

    Bummer. I've had hammocks shipped from Switzerland. Bike parts from Germany. CF dop kits from UK. It took a while to get here. But that was part of just how it is to make it happen.
  46. FS: Okay, I think it should work out then. Even if I...

    Okay, I think it should work out then. Even if I get dinged a bit that's okay.
  47. FS: I wouldn't have a problem with shipping to...

    I wouldn't have a problem with shipping to Canada. I would only charge shipping over the 20.00USD flat rate box that I would use here. You probably know more about shipping between the US and...
  48. FS: Camo Warbonnet Blackbird XLC w/ Wooki Right Lay

    I have a Warbonnet Blackbird XLC, i.e. WBBB XLC, and a 20 degree Wookie for sale. They will be sold together. The WBBB XLC is single layer camo with bug net and top cover. The suspension is...
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    Good question. Now that I am thinking about it...

    Good question. Now that I am thinking about it it is possible it is a sym Raven because the bug net is completely separate. The difference between asym and sym being the bug net or topcover. It...
  50. Very nice set up. One draw back that I see. I...

    Very nice set up. One draw back that I see. I absolutely love to lounge in my hammock as my "couch" to watch Netflix on my computer. Simply super comfortable. It looks a long way off to watch the...
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