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  1. Word of caution: I stored my pack on the ground...

    Word of caution: I stored my pack on the ground under the hammock once and the next morning found a neat quarter-sized hole in one hip pouch where a mouse smelled snack residue and helped himself. I...
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    To add to the condensation discussion on the SS,...

    To add to the condensation discussion on the SS, may I offer an analogy to thermal construction in buildings. If the HH undercover was not waterproof silnylon, but rather a porous material such as...
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    I first used it this past weekend at 5300' in the...

    I first used it this past weekend at 5300' in the Appalachians. Low temp in the high 30s. Worked great. It is essential that you use the recommended reflective space blanket on top of the foam pad to...
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    Sticky: I actually think the ultimate solution would be...

    I actually think the ultimate solution would be to use the honored British expeditionary tradition of having ones batman erect the thing while you cool off with a gin and tonic and watch the sunset....
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    Sticky: Workable ULBA adjustable setup with Spectra

    Using Trekkingnut's suggestion of adapting his "fat tree" suspension setup, I continued to experiment and came up with a workable solution that doesn't seem to beat up the very thin Spectra line on...
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    Sticky: Trekkingnut, your single ring (fat tree) solution...

    Trekkingnut, your single ring (fat tree) solution works fine with the thin Spectra on the ULBA. Good call!

    It is still necessary to relieve tension on the line when making adjustments just to...
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    Sticky: Good idea, Trekkingnut. I can do the Hennessy...

    Good idea, Trekkingnut. I can do the Hennessy lash in about the same amount of time as the ring lash, but adjustments will be much faster. Thanks.
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    Sticky: P.S.: Hennessy ULBA and Garda Hitch/Rings test

    Postscript to previous test:
    Decided to try the Garda/rings experiment using a HH Scout that I have, which uses larger suspension lines than the ULBP. The Scout lines are between 3/16" and 1/4" in...
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    Sticky: Test: Hennessy ULBA and Garda Hitch/Rings

    Today I set up and tested the HH ULBA using the Garda Hitch method that Trekkingnut has demonstrated in his videos.

    The stock HH ULBA uses a suspension system of very thin (about 1/8"+ dia.)...
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    Sticky: Great videos, Trekkingnut. Well done. I do have a...

    Great videos, Trekkingnut. Well done. I do have a question about how the much thinner spectra line on the Hennessy ULBA works with the garda hitch. I've looked at some of the threads that discuss...
  11. Thread: Greetings from SC

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    Another interesting note is that the FB Forest...

    Another interesting note is that the FB Forest contains the largest specimens of virgin bald cypress remaining in the US. Most of the cypress in the old growth parts of the swamp are in the...
  12. Thread: Greetings from SC

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    Beep, I grew up in Myrtle Beach in the 1960s...

    Beep, I grew up in Myrtle Beach in the 1960s (MBHS class of '65) and had many friends in Conway. We were nearly neighbors! I just did Crowder Mountain last year and really enjoyed it...my former Navy...
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    Hi, LostCause. Sustained mid-30s. Anything much...

    Hi, LostCause. Sustained mid-30s. Anything much lower and I'm headed south.
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    Just got my 2QZQ mod back

    I just received the 2QZQ zipper Mod #3 to my HH ULBA and am thoroughly satisfied. The workmanship is excellent, the price was very reasonable and customer service was flawless. I recently added the...
  15. Thread: Snake Skin Doubter

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    I use a Hennessy hex fly and keep it separate...

    I use a Hennessy hex fly and keep it separate from my ULBA. The fly lives in a waterproof stuff bag at the top of my pack and the ULBA lives in snakeskins just underneath. If I have to set up in a...
  16. Thread: Greetings from SC

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    Greetings from SC

    Hello to all. I have watched the HF site for some time and have thoroughly enjoyed the great advice and generosity of its members. A really fine site...thanks!

    I live in Summerville SC and do most...
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