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  1. Despite this mislabeling, this is one of the...

    Despite this mislabeling, this is one of the better maps out there. Forest Service maps are missing a few official trails (including 207).
  2. Actually we'll be going south from 207 to 200, as...

    Actually we'll be going south from 207 to 200, as part of a larger clockwise loop.

    As I mentioned I've gone this way before, and being that I didn't see where the trail crosses the creek I just...
  3. Quick question about Sipsey Wilderness 207/200 junction

    How do I get from the Braziel Creek trail (207) to the Borden Creek trail (200)? Is there a sort of "official" path everyone takes? I'm pretty sure there isn't a bridge, and the merger of the two...
  4. I created a backpacking Meetup group in New Orleans

    There are a few Meetup groups in the area, but they're geared more toward car camping and kayaking. I figured there's enough interest to start a group that's specifically interested in overnight...
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    Same here, but rather than have them on the line...

    Same here, but rather than have them on the line between the hammock and the tree, I attached mine to the hammock, like so:

    http://i.imgur.com/DRx2AEM.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/xqo4ttf.jpg...
  6. There are also no reservations (they may make an...

    There are also no reservations (they may make an exception for a bone fide group). On the two times I tried to camp here, all sites where taken. Maybe I should leave my house at 4, or go when the...
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    Tin snips and patience, like Mr. Miyagi with a...

    Tin snips and patience, like Mr. Miyagi with a bonsai tree.
  8. I actually hung it as soon as I got home. It's...

    I actually hung it as soon as I got home. It's not nearly as short as I remember it, but for some reason I've been brain storming about adding extra rain protection. Not sure why; it's never been an...
  9. How would the Hexon stack up to an old PolyD...

    How would the Hexon stack up to an old PolyD (first batch; don't know if anything changed since then) with regards to breathability?
  10. Tarp is just a bit too short. Easy/cheap solution?

    For a while I was using a humongous Kelty Noah tarp and an ENO double nest. Then I started shaving some weight here and there. I switched out the tarp for a Warbonnet Mamajamba, and that combined...
  11. Most breathable hammock for super hot nights?

    Well it's late February, which means hot weather is right around the corner if you live in the Gulf South (it's 73 right now). During those hot months, a hammock really is the only way to sleep....
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    The Warbonnet Travel net can fit over the ENO and...

    The Warbonnet Travel net can fit over the ENO and has loops on the ends that can be used to hang it directly from a tree. It has a large zipper as well, so you can lounge in the hammock sideways with...
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    If your using an adjustable buckle such as this,...

    If your using an adjustable buckle such as this, couldn't you replace the whoopie with a dog bone? There already an adjustment at the buckle, so a whoopie would be redundant.
  14. BIAS has hammock anchors made by Hammock Fan that...

    BIAS has hammock anchors made by Hammock Fan that do the same thing as speed anchors.
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    No love for Hammock Fan Strap Anchors? Mine are...

    No love for Hammock Fan Strap Anchors? Mine are on their way.

    I've used both Dutchware Cinch Buckles and the Warbonnet strap buckles. Both hold just as well as the other, however the Warbonnet...
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    http://hammockfan.com/images/141473519135129111370...

    http://hammockfan.com/images/1414735191351291113700.jpeg

    I made a thread asking about these. They're made by HammockFan and sold through Butt In A Sling. There's also a video on YouTube showing...
  17. FS/FT: Through PMs. He was the first to respond. I...

    Through PMs. He was the first to respond. I should have read the rules about posting a price. I apologize for any confusion or false hope.

    It's been sold.
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    Ordered one earlier today. Bugnets that have a...

    Ordered one earlier today. Bugnets that have a zippered door that can fold out of the way seam to be few and far between.
  19. I was going to but they only work with a certain...

    I was going to but they only work with a certain thickness of poly webbing, and aren't sold without straps. I really don't need more straps, plus I don't want anything camo.
  20. FS/FT: Warbonnet Travel Net, make an offer or trade.

    Slightly used Warbonnet Travel bugnet in a black stuff sack. This net will fit a 10' hammock with a 101" ridgeline (as per the Warbonnet website). I'm using an 11' hammock, so I'm selling this one.
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    I'm in the same predicament; 11' hammock with the...

    I'm in the same predicament; 11' hammock with the Warbonnet Travel net. I don't like the idea of a anything that doesn't offer full coverage, as mosquitos can bite through a single layer hammock. I...
  22. Any experience with HammockFan Streap Anchors?

    Searching for "strap anchors" brought up all kinds of suspension silliness, so I made a new thread.

    This is them (these are they?).
    http://hammockfan.com/images/1414735191351291113700.jpeg
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  23. Mandeville, LA may ban hammocks along lakefront.

    http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/03/hammocks_might_be_banned_from.html

    Mandeville is a suburb or New Orleans.
  24. Some parks are requiring bear canisters now...

    Some parks are requiring bear canisters now because bear bags are ineffective. Did bears figure out how to retrieve the bags? Or are people using them improperly? If it's the latter, then there's is...
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    Or did you mean legal restrictions? Because you...

    Or did you mean legal restrictions? Because you can pretty much do anything here and the police won't bother you unless you're being a real *******.
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    Many of the parks where cleared of their small...

    Many of the parks where cleared of their small trees upon their creation. Even New Orleans City Park, one of the largest city parks in the country, is pretty limited on hanging opportunities, unless...
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    While some ideas hold merit (such as a bandana...

    While some ideas hold merit (such as a bandana being used for several different tasks) these items aren't used for multiple purposes on every trip. Sure, they can be multi-use, but most of the time...
  28. Inexpensive, pre-sewn hammock bodies, such as the...

    Inexpensive, pre-sewn hammock bodies, such as the ARGON and PolyD from Dutch. I find it ironic that my go-to hammock is also dirt cheap.
  29. I've never hiked any of this trail, as info for...

    I've never hiked any of this trail, as info for it is hard to find. Is it well maintained? Is the trail marked well, or is it easy to follow? Where are the trailheads? Does it see a lot of foot...
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    Nah, it's the opposite. The open-air design of a...

    Nah, it's the opposite. The open-air design of a hammock setup combined with convective heat loss are one of the best things about camping in a hammock in hot weather. Being in an enclosed tent on...
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    The real reason I asked is because people look at...

    The real reason I asked is because people look at me like a weirdo when I tell them I sleep in a hammock instead of a tent, but I'm sure you can relate.
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    How popular is it?

    It's hard for me to judge the popularity of hammock camping. As far as I can tell, primitive camping in general is not very popular in Louisiana, much less backpacking. On any given weekend, you're...
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    Some months here are too hot for long clothes at...

    Some months here are too hot for long clothes at night, but those are the nights that are the best!

    In some locations, the mosquitos are so bad permethrin only seems to help, but not totally...
  34. Should I reinforce my tarp for a modified porch mode?

    My current tarp is a Warbonnet Mamajamba. I'd like to set it up in porch mode with one trekking pole in the center of the cat-cut edge, between the two corners, rather than having one pole under each...
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    I'm very happy with the Warbonnet net. 8oz, large...

    I'm very happy with the Warbonnet net. 8oz, large side zipper, and very big. Integrated bugnets don't work without an underquilt; Mosquitos bit through single layer hammocks.
  36. It's because they have the largest share of the...

    It's because they have the largest share of the market while selling over priced products. You can buy an ENO hammock just about anywhere that sells backpacking gear. They are mass produced yet more...
  37. ENO unveils "lightest hammock on the market"

    http://gearjunkie.com/best-in-show-outdoor-retailer-2015?pg=9

    At 6.5oz, the ENO Sub7 Hammock certainly is light. It's also tiny. REI lists the specs at 105" x 47". At well under 9' long, I don't...
  38. How well do Dutch Speed Hooks work as a water break?

    I haven't used them in a rain storm yet. My previous suspension was 1" webbing and cinch buckles, and I believe the size of the hardware acted as a water break. Anyone use cinch buckles in a...
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    24' 1" webbing (.2 oz/foot), 4' AmSteel (.1...

    24' 1" webbing (.2 oz/foot), 4' AmSteel (.1 oz/foot)
    Webbing is used as the complete suspension. A loop tied on end, passed through itself to attack to a tree. Marlin spike hitch with a stick. 5.2oz...
  40. I'd go with quick links instead just for the...

    I'd go with quick links instead just for the safety factor. The bigger ones that are about 3" long (5/16" thread) have a test strength of about 1500lb, which is right up there with 7/64" AmSteel....
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    For the summers in this area I use a polyester...

    For the summers in this area I use a polyester sleeping bag liner (they call it "silk"; it aint really silk). That's good to about 70. You can use a light sleeping bag for cooler weather. The trick...
  42. I'd go with option 2 for suspension. $5.25 buys...

    I'd go with option 2 for suspension. $5.25 buys you 25' of amsteel, which is enough to make 8" continuous loops for 5 hammocks, so roughly $1 each hammock. Another $5 for a pair of cinch buckles, and...
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    I've been to Sipsey only once, in June of last...

    I've been to Sipsey only once, in June of last year. The crossing at 209/200 was maybe shin deep, but it was waist deep at the 200/207 crossing.

    As mentioned, there is an unofficial trail that...
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    http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f387/sk8er_dude8...

    http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f387/sk8er_dude802/Ridgeline.jpg

    A ridgeline will also help you hang from trees that are further apart. Without one you might not be able to tie off high enough...
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    Here's a detailed map of the entire area. It does...

    Here's a detailed map of the entire area. It does contain an error; 207 (which parallels Braziel Creek) is labeled as 210. http://www.briartech.com/sipseyonepagea.pdf
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    Just wanted to comment on the inflatable pillows....

    Just wanted to comment on the inflatable pillows. I find that if I inflate it completely the pillow feels like it wants to shoot out if the hammock. Plus they're a little thick. It's an easy...
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    Amsteel continuos loops. I mean come on; it's...

    Amsteel continuos loops. I mean come on; it's tiny rope with a 1,600lb test strength. That's bonkers!
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    That really sucks. Hammocks have a huge advantage...

    That really sucks. Hammocks have a huge advantage over tents in warm weather and wet conditions, two things Floridians know all too well.
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    I modified it with 3/4" pipe. It's the perfect...

    I modified it with 3/4" pipe. It's the perfect outside diameter, fitting so tightly that there's no need to bolt it in place. I used two pieces about 20" long, adding a total of about 16" to each...
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    It breaks down into 7 pieces, including the two I...

    It breaks down into 7 pieces, including the two I added, with no tools required for assembly or disassembly. The entire package is about 30lbs, and the largest piece is about 5' long. It's not really...
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