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    cmoulder, Thats an approach I never thought...

    cmoulder,

    Thats an approach I never thought of. Thanks for the suggestion.

    When you say head end of the webbing or foot end of the webbing, are you talking about where the suspension meets...
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    Welcome. Enjoy the ride.

    Welcome.

    Enjoy the ride.
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    Jeff really nice step by step. Thank you for...

    Jeff really nice step by step.

    Thank you for doing this.

    Enjoy.

    Bob
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    Hey Ghosty. Welcome to site.

    Hey Ghosty.

    Welcome to site.
  5. Hey Trailslug nice idea. Do those just slip on...

    Hey Trailslug nice idea. Do those just slip on with a friction fit?

    When you say you store them on the pegs, are you talking about just leaving them on where you slipped them on ( the pointy end...
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    Hey Don. You will enjoy this group I imagine....

    Hey Don.

    You will enjoy this group I imagine.

    Happy Spring.

    Bob
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    Hey Bucky, welcome to the fun. Dont worry...

    Hey Bucky, welcome to the fun.

    Dont worry about pack weight, unless you want to :scared:. Me..............I carry for comfort. Been doing so since the 60's.

    Bob
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    bencwest, If you cant find someone to sew one...

    bencwest,

    If you cant find someone to sew one on for you, I would go to Shugs Winter Camping Videos and look at how he uses his coat to seal the foot end of his hammock. Possibly you could do...
  9. andrew, Sounds like a great intro to this new...

    andrew,

    Sounds like a great intro to this new way of camping. Hard conditions and success. Nicely done.

    FWIW, even if my tarp is deployed in heavy wind and I am not inside the hammock to keep...
  10. hang, Nice work. Which tarp did you end up...

    hang,

    Nice work. Which tarp did you end up getting?
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    Rmil, Forgot to add the Hammock Gear temp...

    Rmil,

    Forgot to add the Hammock Gear temp rating is spot on for comfort level, not survival level.
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    Hey Rmil, Make it easy. Hammock Gear Econ...

    Hey Rmil,

    Make it easy.

    Hammock Gear Econ 20 degree, full length, Incubator for an UnderQuilt.

    Get their Econ 20 degree Burrow, Topquilt, if you need one.

    They wont disappoint. Best...
  13. In the same context as Popcornfool, I would...

    In the same context as Popcornfool, I would suggest, an alternative to the initial Tarp Purchase. I wasnt sure what I wanted in a Tarp. I went and bought a 12 X 10, blue, Wally World Tarp with...
  14. Thread: Please help

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    HW, If you havent done so, like Shug...

    HW,

    If you havent done so, like Shug mentioned, add an Underquilt Protector to your set up. This allows for a less than perfect setup to work, by cutting down on drafts.

    Dont get frustrated. ...
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    u r welcome

    u r welcome
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    pnw, I use three pieces for the top rail. ...

    pnw,

    I use three pieces for the top rail. Lowes has them swagged out.

    Ive got no worries about failure but when I set it up...I duct tape the joints. This design is surprisingly stable and...
  17. Sangfoid, Just wanted to say welcome. If...

    Sangfoid,

    Just wanted to say welcome.

    If your not happy.........send it back. Easy Peasy. Keep Mom out of the loop so she doesnt feel bad.

    Dont give up. Once you get the reight...
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    Rhody nice video. Good looking country. ...

    Rhody nice video.

    Good looking country.

    Nice set up.

    Merry Christmas.

    Bob
  19. Thread: Hi ...

    by Draketake
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    Welcome Cody. Sorry to hear about your pain...

    Welcome Cody.

    Sorry to hear about your pain issues.

    Merry Christmas.

    Bob
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    mg, I agree with unshaven. Hammock Gear Econ...

    mg,

    I agree with unshaven. Hammock Gear Econ Incubator, 20 degree. Wont disappoint.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

    Bob
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    Tpatter, Have you looked a the Dream Hammock...

    Tpatter,

    Have you looked a the Dream Hammock Gear Sling? It absorbs a ton of gear ( Jacket, socks, polypro base layers, gloves, wool hat, head lamp etc). Ypu cant sit in it but that is what my...
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    Nice work BB.

    Nice work BB.
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    Cougarmeat you got me. Yes I like the excuse to ...

    Cougarmeat you got me. Yes I like the excuse to eat chocalate, as I dont normally do so day to day.

    Can you believe the weather here today????????

    Should be hanging. Dang work anyways.
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    AT, Any updates? I also learned the hard...

    AT,

    Any updates?

    I also learned the hard way that when creating warmth in a Down Quilt system, less is usually better. If you have too many layers on, your body heat becomes trapped and then...
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    MikeJ, Listen to Shug. If it were me, I...

    MikeJ,

    Listen to Shug.

    If it were me, I would wait until you are fully healed and cleared by the Doctor. The thing about hammock camping is even when you are dialed in, accidents happen...
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    Found it. ...

    Found it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu0yXiKFADU
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    Aaonbagby, Look at Chesapeakes You Tube Video...

    Aaonbagby,

    Look at Chesapeakes You Tube Video on modding an underquilt, that pulls the end of the quilt closer to the ridgeline. Super easy DIY. Yu probably have all you need to do it in your...
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    Hey RM, Welcome. Good luck on your new...

    Hey RM,

    Welcome.

    Good luck on your new career path.

    Ill second Hammock Gear Econ Quilts. Also look at Dream Hammock products, Dutch Gear and 2QZQ. We have a lot of good cottage vendors...
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    Morning, IIRC my eno bug net has clips on the...

    Morning,

    IIRC my eno bug net has clips on the top. The clips go onto your hammock ridgeline. You can also make another ridgeline above you hammock to hang the eno bug net. That said, my eno...
  30. con, Id suggest that when you form the loops...

    con,

    Id suggest that when you form the loops as suggested by Shug, make them slippery half hitches until you find the length you desire. This will make it easier to undo them.

    Keep at it. ...
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    Welcome and nice work.

    Welcome and nice work.
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    Welcome Birddog. Its a good place.

    Welcome Birddog. Its a good place.
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    SB, Welcome. Good place with good people.

    SB,

    Welcome. Good place with good people.
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    Welcom km. Good place to be.

    Welcom km.

    Good place to be.
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    Welcome. Its a great site. Lots of good...

    Welcome.

    Its a great site. Lots of good people.
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    copy that

    copy that
  37. SC welcome and Happy 4th. Keep in mind, double...

    SC welcome and Happy 4th.

    Keep in mind, double layers in fabrics will affect the lay/feel of the hammock.

    Id recommend to ditch the pad. Make your next purchase an Underquilt. No mosquito...
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    Steven forgive me for asking but what does the...

    Steven forgive me for asking but what does the fabricated, tripod mounts, eliminate as a problem? Is it to keep the legs from splaying/moving or is it a solution to a problem with the hinges?
    ...
  39. Morning Slumbering Bear, I have 2, full, ...

    Morning Slumbering Bear,

    I have 2, full, Hammock Gear Econ Quilt sets ( top quilts and under quilts ). One is the 30 degree and the other set is the 10 degree. I got the two sets as I camp all...
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    Sticky: ibgary, Down is excellent but for me, it is...

    ibgary,

    Down is excellent but for me, it is kind of bulkier than what I need. I use an old helmet liner, from my younger days, back when part of my job was fighting wild fires, in the western...
  41. Butdusty, Have fun on your trip. Like OTD...

    Butdusty,

    Have fun on your trip. Like OTD said I think you will want to have either a CCF Pad, and/or an inflatable pad with a good R rating and/or an underquilt, probably a synthetic one, as I...
  42. Thread: Flyfizr57

    by Draketake
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    Fly, Welcome.

    Fly,

    Welcome.
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    RR welcome.

    RR welcome.
  44. HG Burrow. You wont be disappointed.

    HG Burrow. You wont be disappointed.
  45. Thread: Intrduction

    by Draketake
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    Welcome SHOTGUN. This is a great place and a...

    Welcome SHOTGUN.

    This is a great place and a very helpful group.
  46. Thread: Journey tarp

    by Draketake
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    Erock, I absolutely dig mine. Its a great...

    Erock,

    I absolutely dig mine. Its a great piece of gear. I got the USA made model. They did some off shore production a few years back but they ceased that after a short while.

    Have fun.
    ...
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    bw, Instead of the tarp shelter at 38 bucks,...

    bw,

    Instead of the tarp shelter at 38 bucks, just buy whatever type tarp you want, in whatever size you want. I went with the 12 X 14 and you can find them, at times, for about 14 - 18 bucks. ...
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    JH, Nice set up. You got it pretty much...

    JH,

    Nice set up. You got it pretty much dialed in.

    You may wish to get a bigger or longer tarp say the HG Journey at 12 feet, just for the added coverage. The tarp you have, covers you just...
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    MJM-NY Welcome.

    MJM-NY

    Welcome.
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    One Click, If it was me, I would take the time...

    One Click,

    If it was me, I would take the time and seal the seam. Its the old Boy Scout in me. Take care of your gear, it will take care of you when you really need it to.

    However, if time is...
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