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    My Exped 9 LW pad really fills up my RR pad...

    My Exped 9 LW pad really fills up my RR pad pocket. It is super warm, super comfy, and unfortunately super heavy and bulky. But for short, cold winter hikes,I ll put up with it. I have the old style...
  2. Awesome panoramic pictures, thanks.

    Awesome panoramic pictures, thanks.
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    +1.....got a 15 premium TQ and UQ that actually...

    +1.....got a 15 premium TQ and UQ that actually seem overstuffed even though I didnt order it...maybe the OP got something that somehow slipped by Martys personal QC...I don't know.
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    Very glad I have a NX 250 for the winter and a...

    Very glad I have a NX 250 for the winter and a Tracelite for the summer. Was thinking about buying a North American some months ago and was surprised they had disappeared from the website....now I...
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    Nice tight setup and test, looks like you're...

    Nice tight setup and test, looks like you're ready to do some backpacking.
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    I came out to hang at 7 this morning, and it was...

    I came out to hang at 7 this morning, and it was 74 with a soft breeze. I had been been up, moving around and drinking coffee since 5 AM and I was chilly on my back/butt. Imagine at 4 AM, waking up,...
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    Thanks Tallpaul and Cajunrph, I think I'll do a...

    Thanks Tallpaul and Cajunrph, I think I'll do a few more day hikes in July before I am ready to go way off trail later this year. Then maybe use my Garmin inreach to have my wife send me periodic...
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    Congaree National Park Visit

    So after reading a post here a few weeks ago, I decided to reserve a campsite and visit this little park. And I'm glad I made the decision right then, because all of the sites except one were filled...
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    Thanks to both of you!!! I just made reservations...

    Thanks to both of you!!! I just made reservations for 2 nights at Longleaf campground, based on this thread. Apparently they have an amazing display of fireflies for the next few weeks....I hope I...
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    Lived in Killeen when I was stationed at FT Hood...

    Lived in Killeen when I was stationed at FT Hood back in the day loved Texas...I also have and love the 10mm LOL.... welcome
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    Way to get out there after thorough testing in the backyard...no major surprises. Good pics. Thanks for the report.
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    You mean you ripped a gash 1 1/2 feet long in a...

    You mean you ripped a gash 1 1/2 feet long in a weight bearing section of the amok and it STILL held you???? Now I'm starting to think about getting one. Even though the OP didn't mean it this way,...
  13. That trail sure is a beautifully groomed, its...

    That trail sure is a beautifully groomed, its well taken care of. Somebody spends some serious time on its up keep iI'm sure. BTW, very nice video, thanks for taking us along.
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    Level because I hate bumping my head on the...

    Level because I hate bumping my head on the ridgeline...but if I think a storm is coming from the hammock head end, and because as you stated the head end is quite a bit lower and exposed, I always...
  15. I got my SSUQ at the beginning of last summer and...

    I got my SSUQ at the beginning of last summer and I believe its rated to 40. I remember because I was surprised something so small and light could keep me warm down that low. I have a summer series...
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    Right on...looked sideways to me too...thanks for...

    Right on...looked sideways to me too...thanks for posting the video, you guys cracking up really did make me laugh out loud.:lol:
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    My zliner serves me well in my NX 250 down to...

    My zliner serves me well in my NX 250 down to about 40 deg, below that I break out my down uq. Synthetic ( the zliner) works well and Clarks is insulation is quality, but you have to remember,...
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    Sad about the car breakins, this has kept me from...

    Sad about the car breakins, this has kept me from doing out of the way fed forest and wilderness areas like I used to when I used to have a rolling junker. Now I only do state and national parks with...
  19. Good question, was thinking the rigid corners...

    Good question, was thinking the rigid corners pushed the uq away from the hammock, breaking the seal... waiting for his answer too...
  20. Thread: Marty

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    That he wanted donations given to the humane...

    That he wanted donations given to the humane society speaks volumes to the mans character... Bought a hammock, tarp, and 3 premium quilts from him, nice to know I was buying from a good man.
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    Fellow NC guy here...go Wilderness Logics also of...

    Fellow NC guy here...go Wilderness Logics also of NC, I have their Summer Series quilt, all of 46 in long, super light and super effective for Carolina temps.
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    I have a WL ss quilt same as you, I got it this...

    I have a WL ss quilt same as you, I got it this about a month ago. Marty said I wouldn't need any other bling to hang it and he was right, it's snug up under me without any thing else except the...
  23. Just a few weeks ago I was laying in my hammock,...

    Just a few weeks ago I was laying in my hammock, in a green belt near my house when I heard a loud crack, followed by the sounds of a large branch hitting the ground. It was about 10 am, calm and...
  24. I did this hike in about 2002 when I lived in...

    I did this hike in about 2002 when I lived in Tacoma. I only went to the lake, I pitched my tent about where you took the pics. But just about the most memorable part of the hike was the mosquitoes,...
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    OP is correct, rei is offering a camo single ENO...

    OP is correct, rei is offering a camo single ENO for $25...but I didn't go to the OP provided website, I went to Rei website and ordered one for backyard lounging. Hammock is tiny, but I'm 5'9" 175...
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    WOW, I know peoples experiences with UQs are...

    WOW, I know peoples experiences with UQs are varied, but experiences with the wookie are ALL over the place.
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    Man, I wish I would have known that I would have...

    Man, I wish I would have known that I would have bid on your MJ😀. I'm probably the only one who didn't order a 1/2 door model during the sale, I got a plain olé MJ instead. I luckily kept my doors,...
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    You are a good photographer, a lot of people...

    You are a good photographer, a lot of people don't put the background and the foreground in a pic...I don't..it shows scale. Nice
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    I know, sometimes it's like they're just sitting...

    I know, sometimes it's like they're just sitting there waiting for my order so they can knock it out and ship that same day. BTW, they'll be getting another order soon from me, this for a winter 3/4...
  30. I liked your sort of evolution story of a hanger....

    I liked your sort of evolution story of a hanger. And I have slept many times exactly like your pictures show in my Clark NX-250. I usually use a klymit mattress lightly blown up and folded into...
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    I imagine it has a lot to do with how squished...

    I imagine it has a lot to do with how squished the down was before you put it on. Even though it's easier to put my insulation in the bottom of my pack, I think it might at least shorten the downs...
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    Agree, my tiny summer series quilt fits my 5'8"...

    Agree, my tiny summer series quilt fits my 5'8" 175 frame perfectly in a regular BB.... I also lay close to right down the middle, so it doesn't stretch the cords too much
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    If I was in your shoes, 0 deg hands down. I try to plan to have an uq rated 20 deg lower than my expected temps...ie. if the weather Guy says low of 20, I'm taking an uq rated at 0. When it comes to...
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    Every now and then I hang my hammock in the...

    Every now and then I hang my hammock in the backyard and give it a good blast with the hose, that gets most of the sweat and funk smell off.
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    I hike and camp alone, and this is the reason...

    I hike and camp alone, and this is the reason I've started carrying bear spray,. It's 8 oz of insurance. Although the chances of this happening to me are astronomical against, with my luck....
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    It's threads like this that have pushed me about...

    It's threads like this that have pushed me about 2 inches away from ordering a Wilderness Logic 3/4 premium quilt...that bad boy is rated at 15 degrees. I already have the summer series 3/4 and it...
  37. About 2:13 you guys walk away from the camera,...

    About 2:13 you guys walk away from the camera, and it seems like you keep going. 😧 I almost yelled out "you forgot your camera" lol. Seriously, good vid, I'm 64, so I felt your pain.
    Gorgeous...
  38. Agree with all comments...I just got my 3/4...

    Agree with all comments...I just got my 3/4 summer uq from Marty and overnighted with it this week. Snug with no gaps with just his primary suspension....I will take it to Shenandoah NP after the 4th...
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    Better bring an uq, 70 at 4 in the morning is...

    Better bring an uq, 70 at 4 in the morning is cold, and if it unexpectedly drops 5 degrees or more, you'll be more than a little uncomfortable...
  40. Brother, I'm 64 and your vids inspire me. I'm...

    Brother, I'm 64 and your vids inspire me. I'm going to Shenandoah NP after the 4th for a little fun myself. Then up to the Flight 93 Memorial to reflect on how lucky we are to live in this country.
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    I put them in my bear cannister, it's a little...

    I put them in my bear cannister, it's a little bear vault 450, doubles as my camp stooI.
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    Got my WL 3/4 summer series this week, this thing...

    Got my WL 3/4 summer series this week, this thing hugs my underside beautifully, no gaps. I actually tied a small of cord to the suspension so it would hang a little looser in the Carolina summer...
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    If you have a tarp with pullouts, then over. I...

    If you have a tarp with pullouts, then over. I have pullouts and I think it's better to put the poles on the crl than on the top of the tarp. That's if you have an outside pole mod.
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    Nice detailed post and good video, I really...

    Nice detailed post and good video, I really enjoyed it, thanks
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    I have almost the exact same situation....I'm a...

    I have almost the exact same situation....I'm a super cold sleeper and I woke up recently in the wee hours actually shaking but was so tired I just went back to sleep somehow. Miserable night is an...
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    I don't usually see y'all and San Francisco in...

    I don't usually see y'all and San Francisco in the same sentence 😀......but hello.
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    Yep. I have rings on my Clark NX 250 and have for...

    Yep. I have rings on my Clark NX 250 and have for years....takes about 4 seconds to put in a nice, tight half hitch in, making sure its in line with the hammock and your done....I bounce alot in the...
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    Ask this question again but this time put it in...

    Ask this question again but this time put it in the Clark subforum, you'll probably get quicker replies there
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    This???...

    This???
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/83312-WB-Cloudburst-Pole-quot-Mod-quot
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    Amok is making gathered ends now!! ......Jeez,...

    Amok is making gathered ends now!! ......Jeez, anymore these days, who isn't???????

    Thanks for the heads up.
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