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    JRB Quilts on the Ridgerunner

    Rumor has it that JRB Quilts don't fit the Ridgerunner hammock. Here's evidence to the contrary.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/2/2/mw4_on_a_ridgerunner_-_web_lg_thumb.jpg
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    Jacks 'R' Better - Closed in August

    Jack and Jack will be out of the shop for most of August beginning 29 July.

    Accordingly our last shipping day will be 29 July. Orders received prior to noon (EDT) 29 July will ship before we...
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    JRB Torso Length Wearable Under Quilt

    Here's a little reminder just because there hadn't been any mention of us.

    Note Warbonnet's post about five down.
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    Bridge Hammock Design

    We took a slightly different approach. The key parameter was the angle of the suspension coming off the hammock. The target was 30 degrees from the horizontal to establish the stress level on the...
  5. Thread: JRB site

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    All, Our provider was hit by a denial of...

    All,

    Our provider was hit by a denial of service attack around 5:20 this evening. They are working the problem and are trying to bring everything back slowly. Hopefully everything will be back...
  6. Thread: JRB site

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    All, We're waiting to hear form our provider. ...

    All,

    We're waiting to hear form our provider. Hopefully it won't be down long.

    Regards,
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    Here's a little light reading on the subject of...

    Here's a little light reading on the subject of insulation:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_insulation

    In the case of a hammock and any of the insulators most of us use, conduction is...
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    Brandon, This is argument for the sake of...

    Brandon,

    This is argument for the sake of argument. The only publicized and accepted standard is "Fill Power"! If everyone is basing their claims of over stuffing on their own normal stuffing...
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    BillyBob58 et al, One ounce of 800 fill power...

    BillyBob58 et al,

    One ounce of 800 fill power down will fill an 800 cubic inch volume. Imagine an 800 cubic inch volume defined by ripstop nylon and no-see-um netting. But imagine the sides were...
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    BMBH Optimum Hang

    Roadtorque,

    The optimum distance between the two primary rings is 9' 6".

    A little less gives you a slight sag in the middle. A little more and you'll get more support in the middle of the...
  11. Thread: JRB setup.

    by Smee
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    Nest Attachment Instructions

    Rug,

    Have a look at the instructions here:

    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/UQ%20Installation.htm

    The top half of the page describes attaching a quilt to the Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock. Look...
  12. Thread: Tarp preferences

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    Tarp Preferences

    It depends on at least a couple of factors.

    1. What type of hammock?
    2. What's the expected weather?
    3. How much weight are you willing to carry?

    When I was using a Hennessy ULB my tarp of...
  13. Thread: Another Noobie...

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    Hammock Options

    Humblemonkey,

    Don't rule out the JRB Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock. It's the only truly lay flat hammock on the market. And you can look at one and try one out just down the road from you. We're...
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    MW3 Convertible on the BMBH

    Roadtorque,

    I'll answer for Pan since he's busy writing soliloquy on another thread.

    The MW3 Convertible is the same size as the MW3 and MW4. It should fit perfectly on the BMBH when in the...
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    Lay Flat, Lay Straight

    Try a bridge hammock. My personal favorite is the JRB Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock. No laying on the diagonal, no twists or torques. Pure comfort.

    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/BMBH.htm
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    Sticky: Ultimate Comfort

    Hammock: Jacks 'R' Better Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock - $170
    Tarp: Jacks 'R' Better 11'x10' Cat Tarp - $120
    Bottom Insulation: Jacks 'R' Better Mt Washington 3 - $270
    Suspension: Included...
  17. Thread: JRB New color!!!

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    Chris, The new color is being phased in as the...

    Chris,

    The new color is being phased in as the old color sells out. All of the 3 season models (Hudson River, No Sniveller, & Nest) are now in the new color. The winter quilts (Old Rag Mtn,...
  18. Thread: Hammock Trend

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    Percentage of Hammock Campers

    Over the past few years there have been several threads that address camping style both here and on Whiteblaze. Hammockers generally come in around 10%.

    Regards,
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    AND THE MT WASHINGTON COVERS ALL THOSE POSITIONS!...

    AND THE MT WASHINGTON COVERS ALL THOSE POSITIONS!

    REGARDS,
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    Try "Hammock Camping" in Wikipedia. Regards,

    Try "Hammock Camping" in Wikipedia.

    Regards,
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    Bonnie, my 35 pound English Springer Spaniel, has...

    Bonnie, my 35 pound English Springer Spaniel, has gone on a couple of trips with me. She sleeps between my legs in the hammock with her head out through the No Sniveller head hole.
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    Started Hammocking in 2002

    Peter Pan and I started Hammocking in 2002. Our first hammocks were $19 Byer's and we used them for nearly a year. Pan switched to a military jungle hammock before he started his 2003 section and...
  23. JRB BMBH In Ground Emplacement Mode

    Try this one for ease of use and comfort.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/2/2/dsc03146_-_ground_mode_-_angle_shot_-_web_small_thumb.jpg

    Regards,
  24. 4 Season Hammocking

    That's the point!

    With the "proper gear" you can hang in a blizzard.

    Turk's experience last year was a fair demonstration of that - although he had his issues too. The point is the proper gear...
  25. 4 Season or Extreme Winter Hammocking?

    Just to be a little picky here, but isn't the real question, "Can you use a hammock in extreme winter conditions?" Nobody has made any mention about the other three seasons.

    Are we talking about...
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    Hammock Camping With A Dog

    For smaller dogs, putting them in the hammock with you works fine as long as they're dry and somewhat clean.

    That's one reason for making the Hammock Hut.
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  27. Thread: JRB Quilts

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    JRB Sales

    We have sales on different items throughout the year. Our biggest sales event occurs during Trail Days when nearly everything is marked down. Our other annual event is a pre Christmas sale when all...
  28. Thread: hh in the cold

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    How Cold In A HH

    Been in the mid 20s with a JRB Nest under quilt and an Old Rag Mountain Top quilt. Slept in light weight fleece long johns with fleece balaclava. Had to take my socks off 'cause it got too warm.
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    Weight For The JRB BMBH

    I don't know where you got your figures, but just to set the record straight ...

    BMBH (hammock, bug net, complete suspension, tri-glides, pillow) weighs 37 oz.

    JRB 11x10 Cat Tarp weighs 18 oz....
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    JRB Mt Washington Under Quilt

    There have been a couple of people curious about the new JRB differential cut under quilt. Well, it's now on the web site.

    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/index_files/Mt%20Washington.htm

    Regards,
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    No Sniveller vs. No Sniveller (Long)

    At 6 feet tall, you can pull the No Sniveller up to about your eyes. In a hammock, with appropriate head gear (balaclave or beanie) and a sufficient under quilt or equivalent bottom insulation,...
  32. Thread: Subdued 8x8 Tarps

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    This picture should give you a good idea (JRB 8x8...

    This picture should give you a good idea (JRB 8x8 Tarp is the green one).

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/showimage.php?i=3702&c=7

    Regards,
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    BMBH Video

    Well, we didn't make the print magazine but we did make the on-line magazine.

    http://www.backpacker.com/camping_hammock_style/destinations/dvideos/26

    It's a little amusing.

    What the heck. ...
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    1. Loosely tie the ridge lines to the trees. ...

    1. Loosely tie the ridge lines to the trees. Center the tent.
    2. Use a single stake to stake both door flaps straight down from the ridge.
    3. Adjust the ridge line to maximize the height.
    4. ...
  35. Thread: Patents

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    It's A Tired Subject!

    Get over it guys. The research and history truly is interesting. But the whining is tiresome. Unless someone is independently wealth, who’s going to pay the lawyers to challenge the patents?
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    Cheapest, Lightest Tarp

    At 9 ounces and $50 it would be hard to beat our 8x8 right now.

    I know ... shameless plug.

    Regards,
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    Commercial Tri-glides

    I think you would find the tri-glides in the link above will bend/flex under a load. They're too thin. And once they've been stressed they don't recover their shape and begin to slip. Believe me,...
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    Bonnie & Me in My JRB BMBH

    Here's the picture.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/showimage.php?i=2267&c=2


    I'm 5'11", 200 lbs. Bonnie's a 35 pound English Springer Spaniel. She sleeps between my legs under the No...
  39. Thread: quilt question

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    SilNyl & Quilts Don't Mix

    The biggest problem with silnyl as a quilt shell is that once it's been compressed to pack it takes forever to loft back up. Doesn't matter whether you use down or synthetic insulation. The air...
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    Under Quilt Installation Instructions

    Maybe this will help.

    http://216.83.168.206/index_files/Products%20List_files/Under%20Quilt_files/Under%20Quilt%20Installation%20Instructions.htm

    Regards,
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    JRB Weather Shield Type 2

    Actually, we're waiting on the trial run from the factory now. We should have something on the web site this month.

    Regards,
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    Nest & Super Shelter

    We have always recommended NOT putting the Nest inside the Super Shelter. It fits too tightly to the hammock and will limit the loft of the quilt. Besides, at that temperature the Nest should be...
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    JRB Large Family of Quilts Used As Under Quilts

    Tobit, et al,

    To use the Large Family of quilts as under quilts simply pull the draw strings on each end and use the draw strings to tie the quilt to the hammock suspension line/strap at the end...
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    Poll: Great Weekend

    Greetings All,

    Bonnie and I had a great time. I took a few pictures. They're located on our web site here:

    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/Hammock%20Forums%202008.htm

    Glad everyone had a safe...
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    Poll: Weather Forcast

    Accu Weather Forcast for Damascus (it'll be colder up on the mountain).

    Friday, Jan 25
    High: 33 °F RealFeel®: 36 °F
    Mostly cloudy and cold

    Friday Night, Jan 25
    Low: 20 °F RealFeel®: 28 °F...
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    Jeff, From the home page click on Forums. It...

    Jeff,

    From the home page click on Forums. It doesn't show up when you click on unread posts.
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    JRB Banner Ad

    It is pretty GARISH isn't it?

    I think ATTROLL is just putting it up as a test.

    We are in discussions with him about placing a banner ad on Whiteblaze and inquired about whether we could also...
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    JRB 8x8 Storm Pitch

    Our recommendation is to stake down both side tie-outs as close to the hammock as you can. Then tie the two mid-side tie outs on each end together effectively closing the ends.
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    Hammocking with a Dog

    Give some thought to this option. This is a 35 pound English Springer Spaniel. She slept between my legs in a JRB Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock under a JRB No Sniveller quilt. She stuck her head...
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    Hammocking With Dogs

    Don't kniow of any really good solutions available to date. But the Hammock Tarp Tents we'll be demonstrating this weekend in Maryland might solve your problem.

    Regards,
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