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    Going to Ground: "For some here that will be a...

    Going to Ground:

    "For some here that will be a dealbreaker perhaps, but for me it is not. Simply knowing how the gear works and what to expect is enough for me. I have even slept in the bridge for...
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    That article was great. This section caught my...

    That article was great. This section caught my interest:

    Think about it this way: when you lie on a NeoAir sleeping pad, your body heat warms the air inside the mattress baffles. The metallic...
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    Because I ride a lot in the winter, head...

    Because I ride a lot in the winter, head insulation is easy for me. With a Mountain Hardware Windstopper Beanie, a Hotmock neck gaiter, I can stand pretty cold temps with that. If it gets too cold,...
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    Thanks everyone for the help. Mrs. Claus just...

    Thanks everyone for the help. Mrs. Claus just pulled the trigger on a new HG Econ 20 TQ and a HG Dyneema tarp with doors (not the palace). With Black Friday deals, Rudolf got them loaded into the...
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    JB - I will definitely try the nickel trick. ...

    JB - I will definitely try the nickel trick.

    On the treking poles, Costco is running a special on (2) sets of carbon fiber poles from Cascade for just $70. ...
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    178364 Must be the difference in scales. I am...

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    Must be the difference in scales. I am coming in at 26.2 with the bungee wrap which is 4 grams.
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    I just edited my post and inserted a picture of...

    I just edited my post and inserted a picture of the specifications. I guess, Thermarest does not make this pad any longer and maybe it was a precursor to the Xtherm. I could get away with a shorter...
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    Just saw something that I did not know. I went...

    Just saw something that I did not know. I went back and looked at my present sleeping pad and saw that I have the All Season mat - long. When I looked up the specifications, I saw that it has an R...
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    Published Weights on Website? I went back to...

    Published Weights on Website?

    I went back to look what Marmot had listed for the weight of my Never Winter 30. They published 30 ounces. I measured 38 ounces without the compression sack...
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    PS: JB - I did order a complete set of Dutch...

    PS: JB - I did order a complete set of Dutch tree huggers, 24" dog bones whoopie sling and hooks. The existing web for the triangle was at 23" from corner ring to apex, so the dog bone is close to...
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    Getting closer to where I think I need to be. ...

    Getting closer to where I think I need to be. For less than $400, I can drop 2.34 lbs off where I was when I started this. I will hold off on a Dyneema Tarp until I can find one on sale. I set up...
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    178319 178320 178321 Yeah, I actually...

    178319 178320 178321

    Yeah, I actually had one rip and Peter Pan got me squared away. The first picture is under load and you can see it attached on the bottom side of the ring pretty good. ...
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    Original JRB BMBH Learning Lesson

    Over in the general hammock discussions, I enlisted the help of some experience in trying to lighten my hammock experience and I got a lot of good input. Some of it completely different than I...
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    When I posed this question asking for help, it...

    When I posed this question asking for help, it sure came...and a bunch of good stuff. Based on the info from JB, Grizz and bunch of others, here is my game plan:

    1 - Going to keep my BMBH - Just...
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    Thanks for the help JB and others....Good stuff. ...

    Thanks for the help JB and others....Good stuff.

    PS: I think I attached the full spreadsheet to this post that has all the systems that I was looking to evaluate. The way the spreadsheet is...
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    Thanks RollTide22, Cmoulder and JustBill - This...

    Thanks RollTide22, Cmoulder and JustBill - This was what I was hoping for. Someone that has been down this road.

    Yes, I love my JRB BMBH and the way it feels with the pad inside the sleeve. So,...
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    Not really sure about what I saw with the Sky Bed...

    Not really sure about what I saw with the Sky Bed Hammock. Still liked the way the Cross Lay looked from a gathered in view point. Still have not found a breakdown of published grams / ounces on...
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    Any bug screen add on that would work with the UL?

    Any bug screen add on that would work with the UL?
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    Since my quest is larger than what could be seen...

    Since my quest is larger than what could be seen in the Dutchware sub section, I have opened a new thread in the General Hammock section, titled Quest for Ultra Lite Hammock System.

    Doman and...
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    Quest for Ultra Lite Hammock System

    I am going to ask for some guidance from the members on HF.

    I have been hanging for about five years now. First using a gathered end hammock, then moved to a JRB BMBH. At first, I tried an...
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    Thanks for chiming in Doman. Like the way your...

    Thanks for chiming in Doman. Like the way your hammock looks, but would want to see a tarp system that covered the two ends in case of blowing rain. One of the videos that I saw showed someone...
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    Thanks Shug, I may have watched one of these...

    Thanks Shug,

    I may have watched one of these videos in the past and this gives me an inclination that I could do it once again.

    I tried the UQ with the JRB BMBH and found two issues. One was...
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    Thank you Hutzelbein. Novel approach and I had...

    Thank you Hutzelbein. Novel approach and I had seen something like this several years back. I will do a little more homework and see if I can find a storm proof tarp system that would work with...
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    Chameleon and pad question

    Been using one of the original JRB BMBH with a Neo Air pad in the sleeve as my bottom insulation for years and love the flat lay / no shoulder squeeze sleep I get in this hammock. However, heavy...
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    I may just shift the spreader bars from my pack...

    I may just shift the spreader bars from my pack to the trekking pose by lashing them on via two small bungee's. The total weight of the spreader bars are 8 oz. Divide this up by two and you add 4...
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    Bill the JRB supplied spreader bar consists of...

    Bill the JRB supplied spreader bar consists of two poles that interlock and have a 3/8" grooved on both ends. The total length is 32", but the measurement between the (2) notched areas comes to...
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    Spreader bar / Trekking Pole options?

    Anyone come up with a way to use your trekking poles as spreader bars for your BMBH? Counting ounces and want to optimize my trekking pole se and eliminate carrying the spreader bars.
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    Never been to a group hang. Been in the trees...

    Never been to a group hang. Been in the trees for a couple of years.

    Does this park have RV spots?. Wife has to have "conveniences". She would enjoy seeing this, but have the knowledge that...
  29. PA > AT > Southbound > Swatara Gap to Duncannon > Hike Hang 35 miles, 3 days

    I am driving up from VA evening of Dec 27 (Tuesday night) and staying at Days Inn at Lebanon/ Lickdale exit off I 81 that night. Will hike up Swatara rail trails and pick up AT in Swatara Gap. ...
  30. Grhughes, go to your local sporting good store or...

    Grhughes, go to your local sporting good store or Home Depot. Check out the section for either boat tarps or carport tarps. They usually have extra packets of small bungee that have a ball on one...
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    Okay - been thinking of this all week and had to...

    Okay - been thinking of this all week and had to give it a try. I found out a Surly Long Haul Trucker with Jandd Expedition racks are quite stable when taking off the front wheels. Since the...
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    This is what I am talking about in regards to...

    This is what I am talking about in regards to "top" or "bottom" of the ring. When you have the ring in a vertical position, place the notch of the spreader bar on the top of the ring....not the...
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    MattK. Did you get your idea from this link? ...

    MattK.

    Did you get your idea from this link? Pretty nifty

    http://www.topeak.com/products/Tent/Bikamper
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    Wow MattK....picture is worth a thousand words. ...

    Wow MattK....picture is worth a thousand words. Looks like you jambed the dropouts into the ground a bit and then tied off each side of the handlebars. Then took the front wheel to the back and ran...
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    I appreciate the feedback. Question...when...

    I appreciate the feedback.

    Question...when looking at that picture, it looks as if the notch for the pole is hooked into the bottom of that ring. Don't know where the picture came from, but I...
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    I don' expect to bring anything whatsoever in the...

    I don' expect to bring anything whatsoever in the lines of a hammock stand. Just too much bulk and weight. Since I am already starting with a Surly LHT that is made of steel and my normal...
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    No, have not ordered, but a possibility. First...

    No, have not ordered, but a possibility. First course of action is to see if the BMBH can work. Still think it has one of the simplest and most flat lay of most hammocks out there.

    I watched the...
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    I have a BA insulated core pad. The pad baffles...

    I have a BA insulated core pad. The pad baffles run long way. This lends itself for the pad to roll up when inside the hammock. When I first bought my BMBH and had this BA pad, I experienced so much...
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    Nomad, Have you weighed just the storm fly? ...

    Nomad,

    Have you weighed just the storm fly? I have watched YouTube videos on both the Clark and the Lawson and I am not convinced the weather covers are going to keep a driving rain out. If I...
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    Thanks Zilla. Just checked out their site and...

    Thanks Zilla. Just checked out their site and saw the Mark 2. Looks like I am about $350 lighter now.
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    Nah....not an option. Touring bikes are...

    Nah....not an option. Touring bikes are expensive - in the 1000's of dollars expensive. Have a tarp hooked to this and have the bike fall over - damaged bike and collapsed tarp. My bike will be...
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    What has prompted this is that I am looking at...

    What has prompted this is that I am looking at doing some bicycle touring next year. Folks that tour often will set up at a local fire department or church property in order to gain access to low...
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    Hammock on the ground?

    Okay, you are hiking in the desert or some other location that does not have trees. You find yourself in the unfortunate situation of having to go to the ground.

    You have your tarp, you have your...
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    Trekking Poles for spreader bars?

    Okay....I am sure this has come up before, but I cannot find a solution.

    Anyone come up with a good plan for using your trekking poles for your spreader bar? This would eliminate a little more...
  45. PA > AT between Swatara Gap and Port Clinton

    Gonna be hiking over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Starting on Wed ad finishing up on Saturday in Port Clinton. Hang with a JRB BMBH. Any interested hangers are welcome. Let me know prior to Tuesday...
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    Thank you BillyBob. I knew I had seen, but could...

    Thank you BillyBob. I knew I had seen, but could not find it. Still trying to figure out how to get the tarp integrated into this type of set up. Any ideas?
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    Any pics of BMBH set up on the ground?

    The JRB site used to show a few pics of a way to set up on the ground, should you have no trees. Just curious if those pics or any others are still around. Would also be intersted in seeing the...
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    Yeah, I meant BMBH..... The Jacks used to have...

    Yeah, I meant BMBH.....

    The Jacks used to have some pictures on their website with the BMBH set up on the ground, but cannot locate them presently. Never been to the Whites, so all I have for a...
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    AT Thru with a BRBH?

    Any one ever completed a thru with one of Jacks hammocks? Even through the Whites?
  50. Thread: AT Thru Hike

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    I am leaving on the third of April, but will be...

    I am leaving on the third of April, but will be starting off slow, so I am sure you will catch me at some point before we get to Carolina. See you on the trail.
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