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    Thank you Mike… great idea about the whoopee...

    Thank you Mike… great idea about the whoopee sling as I was thinking I would still like to use the open hammock that came with the kit.
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    Has anyone figured out the length of the...

    Has anyone figured out the length of the centerline when used with the Blackbird? (as illustrated in the recommended modifications Derek made?) I know it needs to be a little longer because the BB...
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    A few years ago someone posted a picture here of...

    A few years ago someone posted a picture here of steel posts cemented in the ground making a area for 8 hangers to hang around a center pole at some resort in the Philippines. Center steel post had...
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    Ha. That sounds like some of the comments when...

    Ha. That sounds like some of the comments when whoopee slings first came out and when people started experimenting with the thinner, more ultralight lines. It is amazing that something seems so...
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    From the other deaf guy on this forum… I haven't...

    From the other deaf guy on this forum… I haven't been active on these forums for a couple years- life gets in the way, but pop in occasionally and started following your blog… Our prayers go out to...
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    Count me in! This is exactly what motocampers...

    Count me in! This is exactly what motocampers are looking for! Small and light enough for on the motorcycle or small trailer!
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    The blackbird is a great all around hammock and a...

    The blackbird is a great all around hammock and a big reason many have it. There are alot of good hammocks that have come up since the blackbird started, so many options to choose from. See if you...
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    Like many of the products you will find on this...

    Like many of the products you will find on this site, certain things are exclusive to certain cottage industry folks- one or two person operations. Most of the stuff is made as its ordered, but its...
  9. Bellefonte/State College KOA is 2 miles off 80. ...

    Bellefonte/State College KOA is 2 miles off 80. If you google campgrounds in State College, it pulls up a listing of the nearby ones. This one seems the closest to what you are specifying. Never...
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    Welcome aboard! We have quite a few hangers...

    Welcome aboard! We have quite a few hangers who sleep in hammocks full time in their homes. There are alot of old threads here on what kind of hammock and stands/hanging methods.

    To start,...
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    Hennesey and ENO have done a great job in the...

    Hennesey and ENO have done a great job in the marketing department. They set themselves up to mass produce alot of hammocks and get them sold in many outdoor retailers. The cottage guys here are...
  12. It helps if you are able to get out what she...

    It helps if you are able to get out what she doesn't like about it… My wifes main concern is privacy when changing clothes out in the open. She would prefer a tarp that is big enough to give her...
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    Aw, if I ever had the pic from years ago when I...

    Aw, if I ever had the pic from years ago when I was building Rope Courses... after installing a zip line, we had to test it... decided to rig an hammock on two pulleys and using a long branch as a...
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    Still for sale...

    Just returned from a week of camping, so I was not checking the boards... in case someone is wondering, the initial interested parties had to back out so its still for sale.

    Apparently, I bought a...
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    Thanks Mac for chiming in and clarifying!

    Thanks Mac for chiming in and clarifying!
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    FS: Molly Mack Pack 12 row Peregrine

    Brand new, never used. Bought it off another HF member last year who never got to use it either. Intending to get back into backpacking, but decided to stick to hammock camping on my motorcycle or...
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    Poll: If I havent replied... yup Im a big breakfast...

    If I havent replied... yup Im a big breakfast fan! count me in!
  18. Poll: Traveler/Happy Camper- If you want, i can...

    Traveler/Happy Camper- If you want, i can split and get either hot dogs or hamburgers and a large cooler. Let me know if you want me to then tell me how much I need to bring... I can head over...
  19. Yup! Read it in this mornings paper and...

    Yup! Read it in this mornings paper and sighed... so much for a peaceful hang! Expecting awesome weather this weekend and Im sure we will have more people coming to check us out!
  20. Poll: Happy Camper- Let me know what else is needed......

    Happy Camper- Let me know what else is needed... I haven't been lurking the site as much as I used to- other things are taking my attention... but Im checking every now and then.

    Let me know...
  21. Hey Lazy River Road... Along with my two...

    Hey Lazy River Road...

    Along with my two hammock stands Ill also have a AHE full length quilt you can use to demo if needed (with thingies).

    2Q- I have it down on my schedule to come over on...
  22. Another option not mentioned here... supplement...

    Another option not mentioned here... supplement your 3S quilt with IX... either the bottom part or a sock type... that adds about 10 - 15 degrees of warmth. That will cover you in the colder temps....
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    Would she like it if it looked like a Arbor or...

    Would she like it if it looked like a Arbor or Gazebo? Then you can string up the hammock whenever you feel like it and not worry about set up/take down
  24. I was going to test out my set up since I got my...

    I was going to test out my set up since I got my OES deluxe back from 2QZQ with added doors.... then I got sick. sigh. We were on the west edge of the blizzard, so we only got maybe a inch and...
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    Yeah, know what you mean... it seems to have...

    Yeah, know what you mean... it seems to have gotten off from the suggested plan in the original posts... I had my name in and got some stuff ready to contribute to the box, but it hasn't found my...
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    What? you mean there is not one of these...

    What? you mean there is not one of these microscopic speakers embedded in their little logo that caws when you unpack it like those singing hallmark cards?
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    As others said, all the quilts seen from HF...

    As others said, all the quilts seen from HF vendors are high quality and any of them work well. It comes down to personal preference. If you dont have to buy one right now, and can get to a hang...
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    There have been electric jackets, vests, chaps &...

    There have been electric jackets, vests, chaps & socks for awhile available in the motorcycle community. Some have thermostat controls. Just hook it up to a battery. You could do that without...
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    Does that mean we will soon see Hammocker...

    Does that mean we will soon see Hammocker magazine in our newstands? I wonder if continued growth and popularity might prompt campgrounds to start putting up posts in camp areas that can be used...
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    Great choice considering the reasons that fit how...

    Great choice considering the reasons that fit how you both have come through the process! Im gonna have to put it on my wish list... Cranky, I see you are in Baltimore... close enough for me...
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    OH, its still floating around? If its still in...

    OH, its still floating around? If its still in PA, send it south to the other side of lancaster!
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    I have one thats maybe, gosh, 15 or so yrs old....

    I have one thats maybe, gosh, 15 or so yrs old. Havent used it for awhile as Ive moved onto other stoves. Guess I could part with it unless you are looking for the more recent ones?
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    Well, look at the pictures of the partial quilts...

    Well, look at the pictures of the partial quilts on the hammocks...

    How about the Stormcrow DIAPER

    A name that surely will stick in their memory! (The Thong fits this category too! good one!)
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    OH, I just remembered reading here that one good...

    OH, I just remembered reading here that one good use for a down vest is to wrap it around the outside of your hammock (snap it together) at the foot area. That will help keep the feet warm with a...
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    Interesting perspective you bring to the table,...

    Interesting perspective you bring to the table, Pan, as someone who has been here for a long time. Being on HF for over a year now, I can see the truth in the cycles he describes. That is my main...
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    I have the same picture as a possible future...

    I have the same picture as a possible future project. My thoughts are that the reinforcing needs to take after something like the sky chairs- strong webbing needs to reinforce the bottom and the...
  37. Thread: PA Fall Hang?

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    Thats ok. My tarp is at 2QZQ's getting...

    Thats ok. My tarp is at 2QZQ's getting retrofitted with doors at this moment! Maybe I can do Dec then!
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    $34 from amazon.com??? are they freakin nuts? ...

    $34 from amazon.com??? are they freakin nuts? Last fall I picked up the last 4 neet sheets from the local food store- closeouts on their seasonal items. $5 each! Its the exact same one sold on...
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    Thats another benefit of the triangle thingies......

    Thats another benefit of the triangle thingies... Got a pair on my KAQ and it simplifies the tweaking a bit.
  40. Im hoping instead, more people take up hammocking...

    Im hoping instead, more people take up hammocking and they get to the point where it wont freak them out anymore when they see us hanging almost anywhere we please! It would be just as common as...
  41. What has been discussed related to this here is...

    What has been discussed related to this here is that the MMG IX sock will add warmth if used with whichever quilts you use. I think it was a 15 to 20 degree increase in warmth. I have not seen...
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    Yeah, pics do speak louder... but keep in mind...

    Yeah, pics do speak louder... but keep in mind the trade off is in cost. So that comes into factor for some. You could get two synthetic quilts for the cost of one down.

    The Thingies do work...
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    Catraftgirl... Heres a picture comparison of the...

    Catraftgirl... Heres a picture comparison of the UQ's I have in the stuff sacks they came with... ENO hammock on left used for scale. White one is the full length IX UQ, Black is the full...
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    I have a Lost River and a winter incubator. Both...

    I have a Lost River and a winter incubator. Both work very well in the temps its designed for. On one hand, there is something about the fluffy down warmth that nothing synthetic can beat. On the...
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    The reason I brought up side sleeping might not...

    The reason I brought up side sleeping might not fit the intended design (I dont know for sure) but what I understand from reading many posts here, it seems most people sleep mostly on their back. ...
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    If you sleep on your back, diagonally as it is...

    If you sleep on your back, diagonally as it is designed for, it seals the foot well for me. Im a back sleeper in the hammock, so I guess it works well for me. I can see if you are a side sleeper or...
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    I have one of the universal IX's that Mac made. ...

    I have one of the universal IX's that Mac made. At first I had problems with the gaps. After talking to Mac, I tried his suggestions and got the UQ to fit without gaps. Takes a little tinkering-...
  48. Would a Dixon Roller Pack count as BACKpacking?;)

    Would a Dixon Roller Pack count as BACKpacking?;)
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    Great timing! With the recent deluge of rain we...

    Great timing! With the recent deluge of rain we got in eastern pa, I pulled out my 10 yr old marmot precip... found that parts of the gore tex inside has worn away.... Just told my wife I need...
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    My wife now officially loves her 4s incubator! ...

    My wife now officially loves her 4s incubator! Got it snugged fit right this time and she was sweating in it. At least she knows she can be very warm in it and thats all she cares about if she is...
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