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    WTB: How old and how much use is on the Camo Palace?

    How old and how much use is on the Camo Palace?
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    I remember my first backpacking trip with my...

    I remember my first backpacking trip with my daughter. Thanks for the memory. These are special times.
  3. Yea, that Mt Washington is no joke and there's...

    Yea, that Mt Washington is no joke and there's always a death or two on this killer mountain each year.
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    Is that Elton John?

    Is that Elton John?
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    Be sure to give us a report on the hammock when...

    Be sure to give us a report on the hammock when you get it.
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    I'm a big fan of the Luci lighting line. These...

    I'm a big fan of the Luci lighting line. These things are great and hold a charge for a long time.
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    Only you can verify what will keep you warm at...

    Only you can verify what will keep you warm at these temps so try to backyard test prior to going is the best advice I can offer.
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    Welcome to Hammock Forums. Please do share your...

    Welcome to Hammock Forums. Please do share your knowledge with us as we've all got something to learn.
  9. Thread: So proud!

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    Looking good and getting them started early...

    Looking good and getting them started early (early) is the right thing to do.
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    I've always used peanut butter for sap and it...

    I've always used peanut butter for sap and it works albeit a little oil spot will be left behind.

    I found this on Backpacker.com -
    Pine sap is one of those things that can be a total pain in...
  11. This just adds to the many reasons I'll most...

    This just adds to the many reasons I'll most likely never go to this park. The main reason is a lot of people like this area and I do not like crowded areas. Just got back from hiking the 20 mile...
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    I'm confused. Doesn't your 20 quilt weight a...

    I'm confused. Doesn't your 20 quilt weight a lot less than a pad and sock? The 20 should be fine in 40 temps.
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    Yep, Warbonnet seems to always come through and...

    Yep, Warbonnet seems to always come through and that's why many of us like the company so much. Tell me about the heat. We just set 7 straight days of record breaking heat and set all time high for...
  14. 60 of course :) In reality it's approximately...

    60 of course :) In reality it's approximately 0
    Typically a 40 quilt has ~1.5" of loft and a 20 has ~2.5" that is ~4" of loft which is ~ 0 quilt?
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    Wow. Hiking in record heat had to be tough. Was...

    Wow. Hiking in record heat had to be tough. Was there any water flowing at the creek crossings?
  16. Thread: DCF Tarp

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    I wish all the vendors sold DCF tarps in hopes...

    I wish all the vendors sold DCF tarps in hopes that competition would drive these high prices down ;)
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    Yea, they are still good to work with and if your...

    Yea, they are still good to work with and if your pack has a side water pocket they should fit fine in there. I've used this for years and still have the longer older version and it's worked...
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    Welcome to the forums and congrats on the new...

    Welcome to the forums and congrats on the new gear. As far as coffee goes, it can be instant, or pour over. If you are totally against instant then check out this search as the pics will explain...
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    Why not contact Brandon with your information and...

    Why not contact Brandon with your information and let him give you guidance. I'd be amazed if he didn't offer to send a new set.
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    I've seen that done before as well as long as the...

    I've seen that done before as well as long as the limb is close enough to get a strap tight enough to hold and not slip. Couldn't hurt to try.
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    You'd either need a ladder to get your suspension...

    You'd either need a ladder to get your suspension high enough to hang over that distance or maybe a tree and a pole. If you are car camping your can make a set of turtle stands or there are various...
  22. Yea, I was trying to be funny. My theory is that...

    Yea, I was trying to be funny. My theory is that I drink a ton more water when I hike so it's more likely I'd need to go to the bathroom more often. Also if your core isn't as warm as it is in bed...
  23. Prostate problems maybe :)

    Prostate problems maybe :)
  24. Nice! I just can't order another top quilt or my...

    Nice! I just can't order another top quilt or my wife will leave me but I like this idea and I love my LocoLibre quilts.
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    Did you see this in the for sale forums?...

    Did you see this in the for sale forums?
    https://hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/155794-Montbell-UL-Down-Inner-Parka-Insulated-sleeping-pad
  26. This has become funny now :) We are all so...

    This has become funny now :) We are all so sensitive these days. HYOH and party on Garth!
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    You should give a Warbonnet Ridgerunner a try as...

    You should give a Warbonnet Ridgerunner a try as this is a game changer for many of us. Welcome to the forums.
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    Check out the video It connects to your...

    Check out the video It connects to your ridgeline.
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    Search for "swingset beam bracket" on Amazon for...

    Search for "swingset beam bracket" on Amazon for a selection of these type of brackets.
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    This is a nice idea and should help a lot of...

    This is a nice idea and should help a lot of hangers but issues like this are the very reason I moved to my Warbonnet Ridgerunner :)
  31. Yep skin your own skin and such :)

    Yep skin your own skin and such :)
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    Don't you just love fall weather ;)

    Well fall is here and we're having a heat wave but there's hope on the horizon. In two weeks we're supposed to get in the 80's and 60's so fall hiking is near :)
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    Most if not all cottage vendors quilt offerings...

    Most if not all cottage vendors quilt offerings are true to temp. I own Hammock Gear and LocoLibre and I'm a very cold sleeper and both of these companies ratings seem just right for me. There's...
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    Get you some ear plugs and enjoy.

    Get you some ear plugs and enjoy.
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    The lay may be a bit flatter but if it's cold you...

    The lay may be a bit flatter but if it's cold you may not like a pad as it's hard to get the seal like the under quite provides. You'll also want to ensure you get a high rated R value if you are...
  36. That depends on how well you sew :) For me it's...

    That depends on how well you sew :) For me it's a ton cheaper to buy from a professional.
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    Sure it's only money and you can't take it with...

    Sure it's only money and you can't take it with you. As a buddy of mine told me the other day - Go as light as you can afford.
  38. Hum... It looks like it's continuous loop for...

    Hum... It looks like it's continuous loop for the win. ;)
  39. Only if they are hot ;)

    Only if they are hot ;)
  40. I would have thought the hammock would have at...

    I would have thought the hammock would have at least come with something to connect your suspension to. You'll need something like a continuous loop to attach your suspension to.
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    Welcome to the forums. Let us know if you have...

    Welcome to the forums. Let us know if you have any questions. Along with Dutch be sure to check out the other great cottage vendors as well.
  42. I'm in the 0/20/60 camp but I live in the...

    I'm in the 0/20/60 camp but I live in the south. The 20 set gets more than 80% of the usage.
  43. I store my suspension with my Hammock but I store...

    I store my suspension with my Hammock but I store my straps in these sap sacks.

    https://www.arrowhead-equipment.com/store/p412/SapSack.html
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    Welcome to the forums Gabe. Let us know if you...

    Welcome to the forums Gabe. Let us know if you have any questions.
  45. "Warm" is relative but from central Tennessee -...

    "Warm" is relative but from central Tennessee - south is very hammock/backpacking friendly for most of the winter. Especially now that it's so much warmer in the winter months.
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    Yep, it's hard this time of year in the south. ...

    Yep, it's hard this time of year in the south. We've been hammock-less for months and we are chomping at the bit to get out. My advice don't do it unless you head high in the Smokes. This is...
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    Wow, that was a very very nice jester for someone...

    Wow, that was a very very nice jester for someone to hike out to get you a loaner hammock. Was this a total stranger?
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    Yea, that's a special benefit of using this...

    Yea, that's a special benefit of using this message board. :) I always load the images on my laptop and rotate them and save them prior to loading.
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    Some say it's not needed but I say seal...

    Some say it's not needed but I say seal everything. If you are seeing leaks then it seems required. Are you sure it's not condensation?
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    I guess I've missed the fact that DCF doesn't get...

    I guess I've missed the fact that DCF doesn't get heavier when wet. In my investigations of Cuben Fiber I've only found that it's lighter and waterproof and the most important aspect has been the...
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