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    Scrolling through a few more hammock nights in...

    Scrolling through a few more hammock nights in the Luxury Bridge.

    It's been better than I thought. The "bad nights" are right around...
  2. There are different options. I got the long...

    There are different options. I got the long ones, and they are 16' each.

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    Little update: I might be altering my at home...

    Little update: I might be altering my at home sleep habits to use this thing most nights. My Garmin watch tracks sleep quality and I went from about 25% "deep" sleep to this

    I also found that my...
  4. Heavy, inexpensive, long daisy-chain for newbies

    So, a few people from my work wanted to try a hammock after seeing mine in the backyard.

    None wanted to learn the Becket Hitch. None care about weight.

    So, I tried these off of Amazon:
    ...
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    Yeah, for those looking into this as a "pain...

    Yeah, for those looking into this as a "pain free" sleep thing, I'm not a big guy, but I mangled/broke my back in 1994.

    Hammocks have been better than the ground for me, but this is a while nother...
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    So, after five nights I've only found one huge...

    So, after five nights I've only found one huge downside: the cat jumps into the hammock at 0230, freaks out because it moves (just like it moved last night...) and scares the crap outta me.

    I am...
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    So, my son already calls the new hammock "base...

    So, my son already calls the new hammock "base camp."https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190608/5c1589aa900a8b1463195f1fb23c552b.jpg

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    It looks ok. Thanks again for the video. ...

    It looks ok.

    Thanks again for the video. [emoji16]

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    Aaaah, thanks for the video. And, FWIW, the...

    Aaaah, thanks for the video.

    And, FWIW, the yellow cord looped held me at 185lbs...... [emoji13]

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    Ok, this thing is amazing. I am glad I read...

    Ok, this thing is amazing. I am glad I read about hanging the head higher, because I needed it higher than my feet.

    I can't believe the difference when you mess with the ridge line. It's like...
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    I plan on using them to make my LocoLibre UQ work...

    I plan on using them to make my LocoLibre UQ work with it.

    (I hope)

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    I've had great luck asking permission from...

    I've had great luck asking permission from private land owners when in a bind bike camping.

    It helps that I am clean cut and polite.

    YMMV, but I don't stealth camp on private land without...
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    Ok, that sounds like what I was thinking of...

    Ok, that sounds like what I was thinking of doing.

    Thanks for the reply.

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    Superfly pole mod

    How are people attaching the poles to the pull-outs using Dutch's poles with a WB Superfly?

    Dogbones, cord????

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  15. Face facing in for me. The only one that's been...

    Face facing in for me. The only one that's been too constricting was my first Hennessy.

    In excited to try a bridge though.

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    I have been using webbing and a becket hitch to...

    I have been using webbing and a becket hitch to continuous loops, but the new Beetle Buckes I got for my son are pretty...
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    Guess who's gonna try the bridge Kool aid???? ...

    Guess who's gonna try the bridge Kool aid????

    Yeah, this guy. [emoji41]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190531/13cff326043c6121c0af2b8899b9a23d.jpg

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    He does have a net. Thanks for the replies....

    He does have a net.

    Thanks for the replies.

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    My wife is gonna hate you guys. [emoji2] ...

    My wife is gonna hate you guys.

    [emoji2]

    I e-mailed Bill and am going to pull the trigger.

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    Superfly worked? Man, the luxury looks...

    Superfly worked?

    Man, the luxury looks better and better the more I look.

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    Yeah, I have one with a ridgeline, but I want...

    Yeah, I have one with a ridgeline, but I want something super simple for lake lounging.

    I kinda forgot they are thirty bucks if you go bare-bones.

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    You just motivated me to pick up a simple netless...

    You just motivated me to pick up a simple netless for lake lounging. No ridgeline.

    I have some continuous loops and straps, so I pretty much HAD to......

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    What do you guys do for bug netting? I'm...

    What do you guys do for bug netting?

    I'm thinking that his luxury bridge would be ideal for me to try, but mosquitos are a thing here in MN.

    I'm 6' 185, so a WBRR shouldn't squeeze me too...
  24. Thread: Hexon 2.4

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    I also like not worrying if the kids will destroy...

    I also like not worrying if the kids will destroy it.

    The fabric seems pretty tough.

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  25. Thread: Hexon 2.4

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    And I even did my PFT 3-mile run in the morning. ...

    And I even did my PFT 3-mile run in the morning. Granted, it was 9 min/miles, not my active duty sub-6's. [emoji6]



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  26. Thread: Hexon 2.4

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    I still love this fabric. Lounging after mowing...

    I still love this fabric. Lounging after mowing the grass = heavenlyhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190526/27f44572bae74ba5852d4cd96a194098.jpg

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    Well, my wife's gonna be pissed. I got one in...

    Well, my wife's gonna be pissed.

    I got one in orange with a charcoal winter cover.

    It was an "I can't afford not to" moment

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  28. Thread: Hexon 2.4

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    This sums it up completely. Fabric is such a...

    This sums it up completely.

    Fabric is such a personal thing, you really do need to try before you buy.

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    I had a black bear go after my hanging food one...

    I had a black bear go after my hanging food one night up by Gooseberry.

    They might be nice, but they get hungry

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  30. Thread: Hexon 2.4

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    Hexon 2.4

    So, anyone else get one of Dutch's hammocks on this?

    I am 6' 185lbs, but decided to try one. It is amazingly comfy for me.

    Don't get me wrong, I love my netless 1.6, but dang, it is sooooooo...
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    Good choice. I was out in a thunderstorm with...

    Good choice.

    I was out in a thunderstorm with mine last night.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190515/5b6f32de5016ad849b89e9441d0ec3a4.jpg

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    Nobody here wants gold. We want titanium. ...

    Nobody here wants gold.

    We want titanium. [emoji39]

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    I made two orders this weekend. One confirmation...

    I made two orders this weekend. One confirmation e-mail was instant, one took hours.

    Both orders showed up under my account right away, so I figured it was all good.

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  34. Thanks for the input. I'm glad to hear it...

    Thanks for the input.

    I'm glad to hear it should work with my Superfly tarp

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  35. I've stopped there and camped while biking to my...

    I've stopped there and camped while biking to my cabin.

    Great location, and they'll find a spot for any bikers who need a site.

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  36. Thread: Picture Thread

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    I love...

    I love mine!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190512/73cb839d5a9add9093bd4672cbb249e3.jpg

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  37. Thanks. I like the option to use higher r-rated...

    Thanks. I like the option to use higher r-rated pads with the "regular" since Minnesota gets pretty cold.

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  38. So, what do you think? I'm 6' 185lbs. I broke...

    So, what do you think? I'm 6' 185lbs. I broke my back in '93 and am miserable on the ground, so I've been using a hammock for years.

    This has me intrigued.

    Is there XL "better" in your...
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    When people I bike with ask about saving weight...

    When people I bike with ask about saving weight (at a huge cost) on their bike, I usually point out that it's easier for most people to lose ten pounds off their *** than a pound off their bike.
    ...
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    I tried it and went back to poly. I need to...

    I tried it and went back to poly.

    I need to try Kevlar though.

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    My son was out in my burnt orange one today, and...

    My son was out in my burnt orange one today, and I slept in it last night.

    I love it.

    I did, however, just order a half-zip a few minutes ago. When the skeeters come out, my son will use the...
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    My "nice" hammocks are way better to sleep in...

    My "nice" hammocks are way better to sleep in than my original cheaper ones were.

    I'm 6', 185 pounds, so it's not like I need a huge hammock or anything, but I'm happier with nicer.

    I slept...
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    Sorry to hear this. I was out last night with one...

    Sorry to hear this. I was out last night with one of your underquilts. I was toasty warm, and went looking to get one for my ten year old, who's just starting to get into camping with me and the...
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    This would have had me excited if I had not...

    This would have had me excited if I had not gotten a 1.6 Hexon single-layer with a Fronkey style net earlier in the summer and fallen in love with it.
  45. Yeah. I have to say I like the fronkey style...

    Yeah. I have to say I like the fronkey style bug net. I plan to soak them (hammock and removable net) in Permethin to keep the skeeters at bay.

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  46. Where in MN are you. If you are close to Eden...

    Where in MN are you. If you are close to Eden Prairie, I can show you what Dutch's Hexon 1.6 single is like. I also have a Hennessy with attached net you could check out. One has cinch buckles,...
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    I was just in your position. I went with a wide,...

    I was just in your position. I went with a wide, single 1.6 Hex dutch with dual knotty mods (just to have them) and Dutch's Fronkey 11-footer net. I got Dutch's whoopie suspension, and, as someone...
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    Welcome. It's addicting.

    Welcome. It's addicting.
  49. I am going to try a Fronkey with a Dutch 11 foot...

    I am going to try a Fronkey with a Dutch 11 foot wide single-layer. Hopefully the skeeters don't get in.
  50. I have done parts of the Superior Hiking Trail...

    I have done parts of the Superior Hiking Trail and BWCA with a pad. After trying an under-quilt I will be getting one soon. If you don't backpack a lot, and don't have to carry it long distances,...
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