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  1. For a temp solution, yes it will work. But go...

    For a temp solution, yes it will work.

    But go back to the larkshead from the first pic. This will keep the rappel rings closed and tight on one side so you can "clamp" down on your straps on the...
  2. Well, perfect. Bring her along with you. That's...

    Well, perfect.
    Bring her along with you. That's my B-day weekend as well. Celebrations for everyone.
  3. Getting back into town the temp seems to go up...

    Getting back into town the temp seems to go up 10*. It's always cooler in the woods away from all the asphalt and concrete.

    Come on out the last weekend in September 27-29 for Summer's Last Gasp...
  4. So sorry. Just put up the trip report. No pics...

    So sorry.

    Just put up the trip report. No pics though.
  5. FL>Hidden Pond, ONF>July 19-21, 2019>7th annual "No Underquilt Hang"

    So I was able to go out Thursday evening instead of Friday morning. So glad I did.

    It had rained earlier in the day and the clouds were still around to cool of the trail. Hiking out from the...
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    Everything, straps and all. But that's me, I...

    Everything, straps and all.

    But that's me, I live in bug infested Florida where the ticks, chiggers, mosquitoes etc are out year round
  7. There are several Youtube vids from Zpacks to...

    There are several Youtube vids from Zpacks to Fronkey and others that have done this trail and it seems to always be wet. There are spots of knee deep water in areas.

    With all the rain this...
  8. Sad to hear that. Hope everything is ok....

    Sad to hear that. Hope everything is ok. Hopefully we'll see ya in September. So, that's you and Rick already signed up for Summer's Last Gasp hang.

    Hanger, dates attending, starting trailhead,...
  9. If you want to attend, just come on out. We only...

    If you want to attend, just come on out. We only ask to put your info here in case someone else may want to coordinate the hike in with you. But it isn't necessary if you choose not to include it....
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    So a few other suggestions with a 10.5 footer....

    So a few other suggestions with a 10.5 footer. This would be a great compromise for you to try out. You know, research.... it must be done. On multiple nights.... for science :jj:

    Another 5'9"...
  11. Funny, I was just thinking of you and here you...

    Funny, I was just thinking of you and here you are posting.
    See ya down the trail. Try to plan for coming out Sept 27-29, 2019 for "Summer's Last Gasp".
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    A very nice "pitch" you made to the new hangers....

    A very nice "pitch" you made to the new hangers. Sometimes we forget they don't know what we know.

    I do like the "quarterback". Quick and single point to attach in case of rain. Will need to try...
  13. Raining almost every day so far so I have high...

    Raining almost every day so far so I have high hopes for the water levels :jj: The deeper the pond the cooler it's on the bottom. I think I'll bring a long rope to put some containers down deep to...
  14. Gravey told me he plans on going out on Thurs...

    Gravey told me he plans on going out on Thurs evening instead of Friday. Anyone else want to go out Thurs?

    Hanger, dates attending, starting trailhead, ETA

    1) Floridahanger, Fri-Sun, Hidden...
  15. True. Ticks and chiggers here. And mosquitoes. Oh...

    True. Ticks and chiggers here. And mosquitoes. Oh the mosquitoes...

    On the positive side, bring a camera and slow down for some beautiful Florida woods. The Florida Trail has some awesome rolling...
  16. It's been hot, but afternoon rain keeps cooling...

    It's been hot, but afternoon rain keeps cooling it down into the 70's. Perfect for a Summer Hang.

    For those new to hiking in Florida Summer, here are a few tips...
    -Make sure you hydrate well the...
  17. We're finally into July. It's almost time to head...

    We're finally into July. It's almost time to head out for our No Underquilt Hang into the Florida Woods.
    It's now 2 1/2 weeks out. Time to get meal planning and purchased and Permethrin to all the...
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    Love them. 10 footers for a nice and tall...

    Love them. 10 footers for a nice and tall structure.

    I've had them since at least 2003 and maybe 2002 I think. I didn't use any concrete and I moved it from close to the house to it's current...
  19. Thanks, hope you had a great time. Come on out...

    Thanks, hope you had a great time.
    Come on out for Summer's Last Gasp and take the Hidden Pond Short trail so you can make it in. It's well worth getting in to see the Spring fed Pond in the middle...
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    The length of tarp doesn't calculate in storm...

    The length of tarp doesn't calculate in storm mode height of tarp. The width of the tarp would be more important here.

    You get more usable space with the longer tarp and obviously can keep dryer...
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    Love my pergola/hammock testing facility. ...

    Love my pergola/hammock testing facility.

    These are the only suitable pics I have. You can kind of see the structure and where the hammock hangs.
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    Basically it's 4-...
  22. Today in 4 weeks we will have a survivors list,...

    Today in 4 weeks we will have a survivors list, er, a trip report on Summer hammock camping Florida heat style.

    If you want to experience the true Florida backwoods, come on out and enjoy the...
  23. Yup. What they said. Point 1 Point 2 These...

    Yup. What they said.


    Point 1
    Point 2
    These two would be my feedback.

    If you can get passed the first point and still want to go out, then don't just make plans to get out:
    Start a group...
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    By key hooks, I mean the regular hooks you would...

    By key hooks, I mean the regular hooks you would use to hang keys to give that shelf and hook look, but stronger hooks to support your hammock.
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    Hello from your Southern neighbor. Come on...

    Hello from your Southern neighbor.

    Come on down to Florida for HangCon 2020 in January. You can meet 200+ fellow hangers and your daughter can meet dozens+ of other kids that love hanging. It's...
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    Yep, indoor hanging with or without stand has...

    Yep, indoor hanging with or without stand has been going on here for quite a few years.

    You can make shelves with "key" hooks that are structural to hold your hammock. And you can use the shelf...
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    Good stuff there, Dutch. It will make for...

    Good stuff there, Dutch.

    It will make for some great backpacks for bushwacking or gaiters or even rain kilt. Oh, rain kilt. How many different colors in the future? Or patterns?
  28. Glad you checked it out. See ya at camp. ...

    Glad you checked it out. See ya at camp.

    Hanger, dates attending, starting trailhead, ETA

    1) Floridahanger, Fri-Sun, Hidden Pond Short, 9am-ish
    2) Scott Adkins, Fri-Sun, ,
    3) Juanchoman,...
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    I've used a yoga pad into the 20's. Slept...

    I've used a yoga pad into the 20's. Slept warm(except feet) underneath except the times I slipped slightly off the pad. Not fun in the 20's.

    I've also used my synthetic half UQ to 23(my PB cold)...
  30. Funny story, not too funny. A few years ago for...

    Funny story, not too funny.
    A few years ago for Summer's Last Gasp, I left my shoes at home since I was a soccer coach and was wearing cleats. I went straight to Ocala after the game. So I hiked in...
  31. This year we will also have Summer's Last Gasp...

    This year we will also have Summer's Last Gasp Hang last weekend in September at same location. Let us know what you're missing by then if you want to make this hang.


    One day is better than...
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    I too would agree with going with the 20* quilts....

    I too would agree with going with the 20* quilts. Especially if you camp in GA as well.

    As SK stated, it almost always hits the upper to middle 20's at HangCon in January in Ocala National...
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    OK. Just so we're on the same page, I'm in...

    OK. Just so we're on the same page, I'm in Florida. We camp in the Ocala National Forest in July(No UQ Hang) and September(Summer's Last Gasp) for comparison. I try to skip the insulation both hangs...
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    Good to see you're taking the hammy with you....

    Good to see you're taking the hammy with you. Nothing better than a hammy in the breeze while others suffer in a tent.

    Don't forget to come out in July for the No UQ Hang. The breeze there also...
  35. Woohoo. Are you going to be there until Sunday...

    Woohoo. Are you going to be there until Sunday this time or leave Sat?




    Hanger, dates attending, starting trailhead, ETA

    1) Floridahanger, Fri-Sun, Hidden Pond Short, 9am-ish
    2) Scott...
  36. It'll be good to see you there. The hike...

    It'll be good to see you there.




    The hike in can start from the North at Pat's Island using the FT ~3.5 miles
    From the West at Hidden Pond Short moving East to the FT, turn right to pond...
  37. Last year, a few guys brought a gopro and...

    Last year, a few guys brought a gopro and snorkels to look for the spring that feeds Hidden Pond. Anyone else thinking of bringing a snorkel/fins?

    I'm thinking yes for myself.
  38. No problem. Summer is definitely a busy time....

    No problem. Summer is definitely a busy time. Have a great time wherever you're going.

    Scott, Great to see you coming back for more.


    The hike in can start from the North at Pat's Island...
  39. FL > Hidden Pond, ONF > July 19-21, 2019 > 7th Annual "No Underquilt Hang"

    Watching Shug's newest vid on his Memorial Day hang in the 30's made me want to go into the Piney Woods. The problem is that we only get those temps in DEEP Winter.

    So... Let's go the opposite...
  40. Pillow tether- check Tarp location- check...

    Pillow tether- check
    Tarp location- check
    Quilts set- check
    Hammock tilt for feet- check
    Suspension angle- check
    Bug net- check
    Gear hammock storage- check

    So pretty much I'm happy with the...
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    Welcome to Central Florida, from Volusia. We...

    Welcome to Central Florida, from Volusia.

    We have a lot of Florida Hangs through out the hanging season ranging from North Florida down to Lake Wales Ridge State Forest near FrostProof. Also, this...
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    For my hammock, I use an ADutchable clip on my 6'...

    For my hammock, I use an ADutchable clip on my 6' strap -> a 6' single line of 7/64 Amsteel Lead -> Dutch Speed Hook -> CL -> hammock. It's very fast to connect to tree while at the same time...
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    Agree on the width of the UQ not needed to be...

    Agree on the width of the UQ not needed to be wide. It just needs to be wide enough that when you tuck in your TQ, the UQ extends past this point just a few inches to ensure a snug fit if you roll...
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    Too many things happening over here. Looks like...

    Too many things happening over here. Looks like I'm missing over half of the hangs this season.

    Please send me some pics so I can see what Gator Hole looks like.


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    Hey, don't forget our...
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    So very extremely true. For a good compaction,...

    So very extremely true. For a good compaction, fill less than 6" of dirt/clay before tamping down. You can also water it down every foot of fill, add another 4-6 inches and tamp some more.

    I have...
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    I use a gear hammock slung next to me. It keeps...

    I use a gear hammock slung next to me. It keeps everything off the ground and within reach while I'm in my hammock.

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    I've had fence posts both in concrete and just in...

    I've had fence posts both in concrete and just in ground. The posts without concrete were still strong when I removed them while the concrete posts often break at the concrete. The single hammock...
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    Always check the loop on the knot before getting...

    Always check the loop on the knot before getting in. Wind or bumping it hard could dislodge it. Once the hammock is loaded, you're fine.
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    Good to see another episode. I'm a little behind...

    Good to see another episode. I'm a little behind so it's time to do chores around the house and put on some HYOH podcast to work.

    By the way, yall were supposed to bring your first aid kit to...
  50. I find that the Costco Down Throw at Costco for...

    I find that the Costco Down Throw at Costco for $20 work great. It's a nice project if you like to DIY.

    I was gifted 2 and made a TQ/UQ combo for free. So far, both have gotten me down to 40*F and...
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