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  1. Now what exactly does that mean? :laugh:

    Now what exactly does that mean? :laugh:
  2. Depends. I use two, fore and aft, when using it...

    Depends. I use two, fore and aft, when using it with my DH Sparrow or SLD Trail Lair. But I should add that I've lengthened the Sparrow ridge line to the sweet spot, and the TL is a 12 footer.
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    Winter is here, blizzard, snow, and -2 below 0...

    Winter is here, blizzard, snow, and -2 below 0 F*; And this is MT's banana belt. -29F in Potomac, MT

    Another round of super pics that make me feel warm inside.
  4. Greeting from the USofA's inter-mountain west...

    Greeting from the USofA's inter-mountain west where the night sky still can be abundantly dark. When I took my evening walk while working in the wilderness areas of Montana and Wyoming it was always...
  5. Somewhere along the line I picked up a couple of...

    Somewhere along the line I picked up a couple of used DCF roll top/buckle bags of this style. No maker indicated on the bags. One of them has a black micro fleece square on one side sewn to the DCF...
  6. Instead of sleeping commando, i wear boxers or...

    Instead of sleeping commando, i wear boxers or longies depending on the weather. Uncomfortable as all get out, but not all my hammocks are coyote brown.
  7. FS/FT: I'll take the Cedar creek UQ.

    I'll take the Cedar creek UQ.
  8. Poll: You might check the availability of a FS rental...

    You might check the availability of a FS rental cabin or possibly an outfitter who rents yurts. I've been on similar trips in Colorado a number of years ago. I've also skied through the Bog Marshes...
  9. What kind of cottage did you buy? Or was that a...

    What kind of cottage did you buy? Or was that a cottage vendor hammock maker? :laugh:
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    As for the fabric in your face, there is a...

    As for the fabric in your face, there is a modification that you can find by searching on "knotty mod". Personally, I don't use tie outs and am not bothered by the extra fabric. But I have come to...
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    90I have a DH Sparrow and love it. However, you...

    90I have a DH Sparrow and love it. However, you might see if you can beg, borrow, or steal on of the 90 degree style hammocks, say a Amok Draumr, and see how that works for you I find my 90*...
  12. left lay = feet left side of hammock and head on...

    left lay = feet left side of hammock and head on right side of hammock (also called reverse lay). right lay = feet right side of hammock and head to the left side of hammock (also called normal...
  13. I sleep nightly in a hammock. That is not...

    I sleep nightly in a hammock. That is not counting the napping and watching videos and movies on the computer monitor too. I like my Hammocktent 90* because it is especially comfortable for side...
  14. A UQ is quite a bit nicer than an insulated pad....

    A UQ is quite a bit nicer than an insulated pad.

    I prefer to use my quality down bags in TQ mode. I did so even before I started using a hammock, i.e. laying on top of an insulated pad on the...
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    Personally, I think that will be a pretty hefty...

    Personally, I think that will be a pretty hefty load on one stud (and one screw into the top plate with the L track). I prefer the L track multiple screws to the one lag bolt, as I like some...
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    May depend on what your intended use for the...

    May depend on what your intended use for the hammock is. I like SL for backpacking, e.g. WBBB XLC SL with Wooki, except for my Hammocktent 90* which has a pad pocket (I use either a pad, but prefer...
  17. Gorgeous country. I was fortunate enough to...

    Gorgeous country. I was fortunate enough to spend a decade working out of Blackrock RS (Teton Wilderness) about five miles east of Moran, WY. And thirteen seasons out of Gardiner...
  18. Okay, time for a first time video publish...

    Okay, time for a first time video publish attempt:

    Rumble:
    https://rumble.com/vajtcv-carver-420l-rohloffgates-drive-and-ibexburley-diy-trailer-plus-belle-marie.html

    Youtube in case Rumble...
  19. Adventure Cycling Bike Travel Weekend...and hanging in the rain..plus, DOG

    This spring I committed to repeating my Bike Travel Weekend that I started last year since moving over here to the Bitterroot. Adventure Cycling is a wonderful nation wide association that produces...
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    I don't see anything.

    I don't see anything.
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    C Clove hitch and girth hitch are two...

    C

    Clove hitch and girth hitch are two different knots. Clove hitch has the second loop thrown with the working end running the opposite way of the lead end and the girth hitch has both the...
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    This was the cinch "knot" I most often used on a...

    This was the cinch "knot" I most often used on a riding saddle as it lies flat. For pack saddles it was a loop poked through the ring and a slippery bight pushed through. That made it easy to both...
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    Recently I missed sniping a Superior set up off...

    Recently I missed sniping a Superior set up off ebay when my feeble mind got distracted by some shiny object. Still POed about that one. Oh well, one of these days.
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    You might also try increasing the ridge line...

    You might also try increasing the ridge line length with a whoopie ridge line or CL (with a carabiner to adjust length. For me to find the sweet spot in both my WBBB XLC and DH Sparrow I did this. ...
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    It looks like a girth or cow hitch on a bight. ...

    It looks like a girth or cow hitch on a bight. The bight is so you can pull it undone
  26. Heck, when I was fighting fires the FS provided...

    Heck, when I was fighting fires the FS provided the gear, including synthetic sleeping bags (yellow in color as I will not forget). And it was a good thing because use and abuse is the nature if the...
  27. I would add that my border collie's pad rolls...

    I would add that my border collie's pad rolls around the interior of my back pack forming a soft "barrel" to load gear into. Inside the "barrel" I insert an unscented trash compactor bag for water...
  28. Thread: Fess Up

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    I'm one of the lucky 25% of gents who develops...

    I'm one of the lucky 25% of gents who develops BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia) and have had my prostate reamed out with a laser twice. This spring it nearly killed me, or at least I wanted to die....
  29. My border collie sleeps on her own pad under the...

    My border collie sleeps on her own pad under the hammock/tarp or in an Alcott pup tent. Many nights she prefers to roll her own on the ground. Never in the hammock, and she likes it that way.
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    Do my eyes deceive me or is that a smiling orange...

    Do my eyes deceive me or is that a smiling orange lying on the ground in the 3rd picture? What is the story behind that?

    It reminds me of one of my own "Once upon a time..." stories. A couple of...
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    Welcome to the HF. Great place for information...

    Welcome to the HF. Great place for information and opinions, all for free ;-)
  32. I hear you brother. My personal candidate...

    I hear you brother.


    My personal candidate for the most ridiculous undersized stuff sack goes to....wait for it.....drum roll....Exped inflatable pad stuff sacks.
  33. Personally, I think it is wiser to spend $$ on a...

    Personally, I think it is wiser to spend $$ on a UQ that is specifically designed to be a UQ. It is simpler to install, made to install as a UQ, and thus, should function substantially better than a...
  34. Really tough to hear about the loss and...

    Really tough to hear about the loss and challenges from the fires. Good news is you are safe and sound and most things are replaceable or not essential to life, liberty, or happiness.

    I attached...
  35. Part of the rationale behind using a pump sack is...

    Part of the rationale behind using a pump sack is that you avoid moisture laden breath entering the inflatable mattress. This keeps the insulation from becoming funky. So, why did you blow up the...
  36. I think I'll go with the dude who has the...

    I think I'll go with the dude who has the portaledge versus the modified hammocks. Was the 50' measured by the same dude who estimated 2' for the deer? ;-)

    I'm a helmet addict, whether biking,...
  37. I have/had several FF bags and love them. They...

    I have/had several FF bags and love them. They are top quality and my favorite over the Western Mountaineering bags I have/had. As such they are not inexpensive. Too expensive in my opinion to use...
  38. Thanks for sharing the family backpacking trip. ...

    Thanks for sharing the family backpacking trip. Looks like everybody did just fine and the weather was beautiful.
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    33 hammockers and guests, now that is a bunch. ...

    33 hammockers and guests, now that is a bunch. Looks like you had a good time with friends.
  40. Another nice trip video. Missing your four...

    Another nice trip video. Missing your four legged friend?
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    How about thread and Seam Seal. There is a UV...

    How about thread and Seam Seal. There is a UV activated seal seal that sets up pronto when exposed to sunlight. Stitch the rip and cover with seal seal.
  42. I like the brevity of your videos. Clear and...

    I like the brevity of your videos. Clear and concise.

    Quite the beard. All I could ever muster up was the Regimental or Van Dyke style. But I've had that for decades. Looks like Solomon shoes,
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    Fresh snow today just up off the valley bottom. ...

    Fresh snow today just up off the valley bottom. Down to 27 tonight, so I expect to see snow on the ground tonight. Proverbial equinox storm a tad early this year.
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    Is that Whooo Betty, or Whoa Black Betty, dang a...

    Is that Whooo Betty, or Whoa Black Betty, dang a lang?
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    Welcome to HF. You will, and it looks like you...

    Welcome to HF. You will, and it looks like you have already, uncover a wealth of information here. I'm confident you will find hammocks will open a whole new opportunity for adventures with your...
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    Looks like a great mod for my Sparrow :shades:

    Looks like a great mod for my Sparrow :shades:
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    Almost all evergreens around this part of the...

    Almost all evergreens around this part of the world. Doesn't mean they are totally sound, but if they are green they are alive :thumbup1:
    One of my jobs toward the end of my career before I retired...
  48. Thank you for sharing pics from your part of the...

    Thank you for sharing pics from your part of the world. Looks quite pretty, wild, and secluded. I live in a place with abundant trees, but the Trekking Trees are a very interesting take on a...
  49. My thoughts were that the custom Hammocktent 90...

    My thoughts were that the custom Hammocktent 90 degree CF tarp would work with the Draumr since both are 90s. However, I passed the Draumr along before experimenting. They are expensive, but light...
  50. You have found an excellent source for hammock...

    You have found an excellent source for hammock information. Welcome to HF and enjoy your hangs.
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