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    Welcome from the Jersey Shore. I also discovered...

    Welcome from the Jersey Shore. I also discovered hammock camping when I was 50. A friend asked me to come on a canoe trip and I told him my days of painfully sleeping on the ground in tents were...
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    Where are you getting that pricing? The Convector...

    Where are you getting that pricing? The Convector is $135, and the Econ Incubator is $179.95, according to their websites. So the down Incubator costs basically 25% ($44.95) more, weighs 16% less...
  3. FS: I am in for Bundle #3.

    I am in for Bundle #3.
  4. Congratulations. How many miles did you hike?

    Congratulations. How many miles did you hike?
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    Condensation often forms when the dew point is...

    Condensation often forms when the dew point is high, and it falls downward onto your top quilt. It is not surprising that the UQ had little discernible condensation, since it's under you. The more...
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    Condensation gathers on the outside of the quilt,...

    Condensation gathers on the outside of the quilt, not the inside against your body.
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    You might be right - looks like a classic case.

    You might be right - looks like a classic case.
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    I don't see anything. Probably just condensation.

    I don't see anything. Probably just condensation.
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    Not noob setup error - we helped her set up the...

    Not noob setup error - we helped her set up the tarp. And it definitely wasn't condensation. The inside of the tarp was soaked with water 15 minutes after the storm started. Was it seam sealed?...
  10. I think it's an exercise in futility to get the...

    I think it's an exercise in futility to get the doors of any tarp to close completely. I once camped in a snowstorm in the Pine Barrens, and I really had my Winter Palace locked down - I was sure I...
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    Welcome to the dark side. You will no longer have...

    Welcome to the dark side. You will no longer have to rely on your "own weather forcefield," site selection, or hanging the tarp really low in order to stay dry!:lol:
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    While the Microsoft tech support scam works on...

    While the Microsoft tech support scam works on fear (and authority), and the calling card scam works on you caring about your grandkids (and respect for authority), the Amok scam just works on people...
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    One scam that has been around for years is the...

    One scam that has been around for years is the "Microsoft Tech Support" scam, where Microsoft supposedly discovers you have a virus and calls you to save you from disaster. I've gotten at least four...
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    What company are you researching? Sounds like you...

    What company are you researching? Sounds like you really need to brush up on your researching skills. If a company is offering a product for 1/10 of what it actually sells for, that should set off a...
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    As long you don't mind having a disposable...

    As long you don't mind having a disposable hammock that could rip any second as you sweat profusely, go for it.
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    I wonder why this scam is so popular - this is...

    I wonder why this scam is so popular - this is about the 4th time it's come up in the last few months. I guess a lot of people fall for it or they wouldn't keep the scam up.

    It seems very popular...
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    I got 500 error yesterday, but can now access the...

    I got 500 error yesterday, but can now access the website today.
  18. FS: I'm in for Bundle #3.

    I'm in for Bundle #3.
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    Paracord stretches when wet (and probably dry...

    Paracord stretches when wet (and probably dry too). I don't want stretch in any of hammock lines, which is why I use Amsteel and Zing-It. I also don't like knots if I can avoid them (only use a...
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    I personally don't use bank line or paracord...

    I personally don't use bank line or paracord anywhere in my hammock system, but if it works for you, great!
  21. Three seams equal three potential points of...

    Three seams equal three potential points of failure.
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    My first hammock was a Hennessy Expedition Asym...

    My first hammock was a Hennessy Expedition Asym Zip with the postage-stamp rainfly - works great in straight-down rain but not so hot in blowing precipitation. I quickly decided I needed a larger...
  23. The Wayback Machine says the Typhoon was 10 ft. 8...

    The Wayback Machine says the Typhoon was 10 ft. 8 inches long, so about 4 inches short of 11 ft.
  24. Typhoon and Monsoon are short - I don't see any...

    Typhoon and Monsoon are short - I don't see any listing on the Typhoon but the Monsoon says it's 10 ft. long. That might be fine for most Hennessy Hammocks but is probably going to be too short for...
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    I've also been using Whoopie Hooks since they...

    I've also been using Whoopie Hooks since they first came out - never had a failure. Without seeing a picture, I'd guess your continuous loop wasn't properly spliced. I always use four of five stopper...
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    I don't think he is banned - his name is...

    I don't think he is banned - his name is Mountainfitter on the forums.
  27. I personally wouldn't invest in Amazon tarps....

    I personally wouldn't invest in Amazon tarps. You're not going to find many reviews on HF about them. I haven't heard of the Paria tarp, but I saw a Chill Gorilla Fortress soak straight through...
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    I never ran my whoopies through the end channel,...

    I never ran my whoopies through the end channel, primarily because I don't want to pack a wet suspension with a dry hammock.
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    Doesn't affect my lay, though it does seem to...

    Doesn't affect my lay, though it does seem to affect a few people. I personally think it's an overactive imagination on the part of some. They feel the UQ, and then focus on that obsessively,...
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    Personally, I'd cross Outdoor Vitals off the...

    Personally, I'd cross Outdoor Vitals off the list. It's made-in-China gear, and if you watch their videos (as I have) they really don't know much about hammocks.
  31. Weight and bulk are the primary reason you...

    Weight and bulk are the primary reason you wouldn't want 0* quilts year round. The furthest I ever hiked with my 0* quilts was four miles in one day. However, I've hiked 20-22 miles with the 40* and...
  32. Not very popular on HF. They achieve light weight...

    Not very popular on HF. They achieve light weight by making tiny hammocks, such as the Single (5.2 oz.) at 8.6 ft. long and 3.9 ft. wide.
  33. Shock cord on silnylon is one of those myths that...

    Shock cord on silnylon is one of those myths that haven't worked for me. Shock cord on cuben fiber? Totally unnecessary. I also can't fathom line locs or any other guyline hardware. The guylines are...
  34. I guess it depends on where you live. Here on the...

    I guess it depends on where you live. Here on the Atlantic coast, the "windward" side will remain windward for approximately five minutes before shifting in the opposite direction.
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    Sticky: That's sad that the link went bad. Though I...

    That's sad that the link went bad. Though I doubt the spreadsheet was well maintained, it was nice to look at.
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    Down will probably pack 20% smaller than...

    Down will probably pack 20% smaller than synthetic.
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    I don't buy the "bulk of DCF" argument either,...

    I don't buy the "bulk of DCF" argument either, since my tarp is always in an outside pocket of the backpack anyway. Makes no difference to me.

    I also don't understand why 12' tarps for 11'...
  38. When it's really cold, you might have an issue...

    When it's really cold, you might have an issue tying a marlin spike hitch to your stakes. However, in my opinion, if it's that cold, you're gonna have an issue tying any knot to your stakes, and the...
  39. Marlin spike hitch here - never saw a reason for...

    Marlin spike hitch here - never saw a reason for anything more complex.
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    Maybe a slipped disc - don't really know as I...

    Maybe a slipped disc - don't really know as I never went to a doctor. I haven't had a problem in six years. All I know is I'm not getting back surgery because it's notoriously ineffective - 50% of...
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    Never heard of that one. My advice is to ignore...

    Never heard of that one. My advice is to ignore them. I haven't been stung in 40 years because I pay them no attention - I don't swat at them or anything. They're not interested in you.
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    I look at hammocks as the anti-bed - I never once...

    I look at hammocks as the anti-bed - I never once thought I would be able to sleep in a hammock like I sleep in a bed (side-sleeper). I realized that I would have to practice sleeping on my back, and...
  43. Shane's phone doesn't work? 901-568-2314. Always...

    Shane's phone doesn't work? 901-568-2314. Always worked for me. In fact, last time this issue came up, I called him and he answered.

    http://buttinasling.com/info.html
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    I don't think I'd be hanging from trees in a...

    I don't think I'd be hanging from trees in a derecho. I've been to Lake Lila in the Adirondacks many times, and you can still see the damage from the 1995 Ontario-Adirondacks derecho. According to...
  45. Not a big fan of asym designs - I personally like...

    Not a big fan of asym designs - I personally like a simple gathered-end hammock (like the Dutch netless with a Fronkey bugnet). I don't like defined lay hammocks because I often loan out my hammocks...
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    Well, mosquitoes are lethargic at 60* F, and...

    Well, mosquitoes are lethargic at 60* F, and totally inactive at 50* F. That's a fact. So I look at the overnight lows to determine if I'll bring a bugnet. The Fronkey bugnet is my favorite because I...
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    Continuous ridgeline with Dutch Hook on one end...

    Continuous ridgeline with Dutch Hook on one end and Wasp on the other. Prussiks attach tarp to ridgeline.
  48. I've lived in some hot places: Lufkin, TX;...

    I've lived in some hot places: Lufkin, TX; Tucson, AZ; Montgomery, AL; and Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. However, New Jersey at 95* F with darned-near 100% humidity is just about the hottest weather I can...
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    I'm 5'11" and an 11 ft. hammock is the perfect...

    I'm 5'11" and an 11 ft. hammock is the perfect size for me!
  50. Link is valid for me. Using Google Chrome on a PC.

    Link is valid for me. Using Google Chrome on a PC.
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