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    That's so bad to have such carnage out in the...

    That's so bad to have such carnage out in the field. But great to be hiking with a loyal group.

    I like that fabric, well more the look of the see thru. Hopefully they can make a 1.4 monolite. I...
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    I've had an inflatable pillow that didn't survive...

    I've had an inflatable pillow that didn't survive sub freezing temps.

    I'm very curious to see your testing on durability for sub freezing temps. Not too many of those here in Florida, but seems...
  3. We use the blue tarps as well untill I can outfit...

    We use the blue tarps as well untill I can outfit my entire family. Nothing wrong with using what you've got. Since it's car camping, you can bring whatever you need and even what you don't.
  4. Tis now the season for planning group hangs....

    Tis now the season for planning group hangs. There is some valuable info the guys brought out of us.

    Take advantage of the weather and start your own group hang. If you make it, they will come.
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  5. Nice pics AJ. Can't wait to see the video.

    Nice pics AJ. Can't wait to see the video.
  6. Ok. Several items I can suggest. -Get the...

    Ok. Several items I can suggest.

    -Get the warmest insulation for the coldest you expect. That would still be ok for Florida and if you get warm, it's easier to vent the quilts to cool down than it...
  7. All cooking is done outside. We use Dutch Ovens,...

    All cooking is done outside. We use Dutch Ovens, Cast Iron Skillets, BBQ grills, Smokers, Trashcan Ovens, Huge Pots, etc.

    If you want, I can bring my combo cooker that doubles as a Bread oven.
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  8. I love it when a new podcast comes out. And this...

    I love it when a new podcast comes out. And this ones a long one too. A lot of good info in this one.

    Thanks for bringing us along in your journey thru the hammock camping world.

    Bring out the...
  9. Amanda, come on down and bring everyone with you....

    Amanda, come on down and bring everyone with you.

    I wouldn't suggest you buy your insulation based on HangCon temps. I would suggest you buy based on your hanging style where you live.

    A 0* UQ...
  10. A little business announcement here. I would...

    A little business announcement here.

    I would like to ask that everyone please bring a nonperishable food item to HangCon 2020. It can be a canned, pouch, MRE or anything else that you would...
  11. Glad you got signed up. If there is another place...

    Glad you got signed up. If there is another place you'd like to volunteer in doing, there are some tabs in the signup sheet you can open to sign up for anything you would want to take as a lead role...
  12. I was having that same problem yesterday before...

    I was having that same problem yesterday before the fix.

    Try going into the Doc thru the link on Timberrrs first post. The link is on the first paragraph. I added the word test and it's still...
  13. You and I are up by 6am anyways. So I'd be happy...

    You and I are up by 6am anyways. So I'd be happy if it lasted until sun up and melted away.
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    Welcome back. Keep an eye out in the SE...

    Welcome back.

    Keep an eye out in the SE planning subsection for those in GA and FL near you.

    Don't forget to come to HangCon 2020 in Ocala. Used to be the Annual Florida Hangs. Still the same...
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    DIY Tensa Stand here. If I use my Brazilian...

    DIY Tensa Stand here.

    If I use my Brazilian hammock then only the stand RL.
    If I use my camping hammock then both are used. I see no need to take the extra step to remove a RL that's part of the...
  16. Gumbo, glad to see it was fixed quickly. Good...

    Gumbo, glad to see it was fixed quickly. Good job. I hope it wasn't me messing it up.

    With the nights cooling off and lately we've had more overnights in the 60's than 70's, that and the feet of...
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    My first sleep was on a hammock like that. I was...

    My first sleep was on a hammock like that. I was visiting in Virginia in the late 80's. Slept a few hours in my fathers back yard while waiting for my brothers to get home from school.

    I knew I...
  18. Welcome EH. What type of hammock camping do...

    Welcome EH.

    What type of hammock camping do you prefer and what type of hammock do you have? I ask because you don't have anything in your profile.

    Also, what insulation do you use up there in...
  19. Gumbo and Timberrr are aware of the issue and are...

    Gumbo and Timberrr are aware of the issue and are trying to figure out who signed in and took ownership of the googledoc. I will assume that there was an issue with the graphs not working correctly...
  20. After hiking the North trail to get to Isabelle...

    After hiking the North trail to get to Isabelle Creek, are we hiking back out on the same North trail? Should we park at the kiosk to begin with, maybe park a car near Isabelle creek and shuttle out...
  21. So we had a little visitor stroll through camp on...

    So we had a little visitor stroll through camp on his way to another pond
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    There where at least 4 webs belonging to Golden Orb Spiders(banana spiders)
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    On our...
  22. I must say, 2 times now I've hiked out in the...

    I must say, 2 times now I've hiked out in the evening/night to Hidden Pond in Ocala. The temps in July and now at the end of September were nice with a smidgen of cool.

    Glad to see that greyhound...
  23. We must have had a cold front down in Florida. ...

    We must have had a cold front down in Florida.

    We just had 3 nights in a row in the 60's with semi cool days out in the Piney Woods. Thursday night through Saturday night was 69*, 67*, 66*...
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    Olddog, nice to hear from you. Yes, the temps...

    Olddog, nice to hear from you.
    Yes, the temps are very nice. This weekend saw the nights all in the upper 60's, Saturday night at 66* and days mostly in mid 80's. This would have been the time for...
  25. FL>Sept 27-29, 2019 Hidden Pond>8th Annual Summer's Last Gasp Hang trip report

    Another awesome time in the Florida woods.

    The night temps were more of Autumn than Summer for a change. Even several days were cool with the cloud cover and consistent breeze.

    More coming...
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    If it helps you, I believe WB uses a small cord...

    If it helps you, I believe WB uses a small cord like yours in a small channel sewn at the very end of the hammock. When the cord is cinched down, you can wrap it a few times if you wish then just tie...
  27. Where's the food. I see a yellow food bag. It...

    Where's the food. I see a yellow food bag. It looks quite... lacking.
  28. So true. Even for the No Underquilt Hang in July,...

    So true. Even for the No Underquilt Hang in July, I still get that chill around 3am lots of times. So I always hang my UQ and set it to the side. If I get cold, I slide it under me and fall back...
  29. Yall have some very nice tarps. Anyone have...

    Yall have some very nice tarps.

    Anyone have some Vendor tarps or Custom tarps....

    I've seen some really cool Vendor tarps at HangCon in the past...

    At HangCon 2017- UGQ showed off their...
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    They're climbers primarily and hangers second. ...

    They're climbers primarily and hangers second.

    You can also hang high in the trees. You just want to remember to think like a climber. Use the safety harness always connected when sleeping.
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  31. Good to see you could carve out some time to come...

    Good to see you could carve out some time to come out again.

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    Let us know of your intent and what trail you pick and the time in...
  32. He already knew you were gonna ask before you...

    He already knew you were gonna ask before you did. Dutch and the elves are good like that.
  33. No need, he had other commitments and will not...

    No need, he had other commitments and will not make it. Thanks for the offer. That's why I love me some Florida hammock hangers. Always willing to help.
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    Yep, tarp tensioners work great for those...

    Yep, tarp tensioners work great for those stretchy tarps. You may still get some sag, but you're minimizing the issue.

    If your UQ is properly adjusted, the sides should rise above the hammock when...
  35. Gravey is bringing a friend, new to the...

    Gravey is bringing a friend, new to the hammocking world. So new, I don't think he even has a hammock yet. I think he will be on the ground. I think he may also need a trail name so lets see what we...
  36. Sam is in the house! Glad to see yall are...

    Sam is in the house!

    Glad to see yall are coming. I will send the Vendor info for Vendor Appreciation Day within a week or so. I hope yall can come down like we had planned at the end of HangCon...
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    This is not a new concept and has been tried many...

    This is not a new concept and has been tried many times before.

    Hennessy Hammocks made a living on a single line system. The tarp and hammock both connect to the single line.

    The issue seems to...
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    For myself, I looked at an ENO hammock at Gander...

    For myself, I looked at an ENO hammock at Gander Mountain in 2011. I felt that I could make a similar hammock for less with better material. So I made a test blank out of cotton. I quickly found out...
  39. Is there anyone in NC that lives near Columbus...

    Is there anyone in NC that lives near Columbus that has room for Flash Grundelore. He is willing to share gas cost for a ride to HangCon 2020.

    From his Flash Grundelore has Gone South thread.

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    It wouldn't be a Black Bishop Bag since the op...

    It wouldn't be a Black Bishop Bag since the op mentioned a double ended bag.

    I believe 5-6 years back, there were several threads on making double ended stuff sacks with an extra compartment on...
  41. If you're wanting to add a vapor barrier, the...

    If you're wanting to add a vapor barrier, the closer to your skin without layers in the way would be better. Anything between your skin and vapor barrier has a chance of catching all the H2O vapor...
  42. Nice tarps. And big as well. I've been wanting to...

    Nice tarps. And big as well. I've been wanting to get one of those RSBTR Tarp kit. Unfortunately my funds now need to go towards a hammock since mine has some small holes developing.

    Good to see...
  43. I was wondering if you were gonna make this one....

    I was wondering if you were gonna make this one. Sorry to hear you won't make it. See ya down the trail.

    Glad to hear it's a go. See ya this weekend.

    Woohoo. It's been a while since yall can...
  44. Hey yall, don't forget to sign up at the...

    Hey yall, don't forget to sign up at the Attendance list on Timberrrs first post or in Gumbo's signature. It's very important to get a good idea of how many are coming and on what days to make sure...
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    Well, now you're closer to HangCon in Florida....

    Well, now you're closer to HangCon in Florida. Come on down and visit with us. There are usually some hangers from the Carolinas and Virginia here. Also, a few of the Lobsters and Lighthouses gang...
  46. For me, it was the lack of cold hard cash. Yes I...

    For me, it was the lack of cold hard cash. Yes I could talk about my time spent = money as well, but since I can't pay myself in cash, I can pay myself in a finished product.

    It cost be about $30...
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    Dutch, that's a beautiful hanging fruit right...

    Dutch, that's a beautiful hanging fruit right there. Now I have to loose some weight so I can lay in my banana hammock while in my banana hammock.

    MD, I hope you get that straightened out. A ripe...
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    Like Cabmanhang said, less tight. Also you can...

    Like Cabmanhang said, less tight. Also you can change the steepness of the pitch into more of an "A" frame. The angle is higher and lessens the sound of raindrops.

    You can also try using noseeum...
  49. HA! I did a real LOL on that one. I wasn't...

    HA! I did a real LOL on that one. I wasn't thinking solo in a prepared camp. Was thinking more solo out in the woods, off trail. I would never even think about that in a designated camp site....
  50. Thanks. Also a great looking tarp. Are the doors...

    Thanks. Also a great looking tarp. Are the doors completely black or is that just the borders?

    Would you mind putting a few on here to compare and contrast with the others? HG tarps are great and...
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