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    If you ordered your whoopsies from...

    If you ordered your whoopsies from whoopiesljngs.com, then look at their single line tarp ridgeline, which uses a knotbone on one end and figure 9 on the other. I have two of them, one on my HH Hex,...
  2. Thread: Hand Sanitizers

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    I recall seeing something about using the...

    I recall seeing something about using the campfire ashes to clean your dishes and have done that a few times. I can see how you can use the same method for your hands.
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    Hammock Gift

    I think my G'friend is starting to catch on. The pic says it all.59650
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    I too have the HH Hex and I got the Single Line...

    I too have the HH Hex and I got the Single Line Tarp Ridge Line from whoopieslings.com. No regrets!

    Just my recommendation.
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    ^^^^^^ On for last two posts. Auxier Ridge area...

    ^^^^^^ On for last two posts. Auxier Ridge area is where I've spent most of my time hiking. Nice loops for day hikes.

    I've yet to camp in the gorge, though. I usually stay in Koomer Ridge...
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    Inside hang....without and UQ

    I too made a PLUQ as a test for making one for outdoor use and I use it on my indoor hammock. The loft in it was real poor, so it worked great for indoor use.
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    The TurtleDog stand

    What are some of the methods being used tie the tarp ridgelines on the stands?
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    This Place is Awesome

    I'm in, too.
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    The TurtleDog stand

    Tnx. It will be for outdoor use, so I'm thinking I will keep the tripod legs a little longer for a wider stance and longer horizontal support.
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    Top pole

    OK, I have been reading through the thread and it is long! I have not found the answer, so I will ask it:

    Has anyone determined any minimum/maximum ranges on any parts of the stand?

    I have a...
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    Debating an overnight car hang

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    Debating an overnight car hang

    Done!

    Setup, dinner followed immediately by rain. Nap time, re-stoke the fire and watch it burn. Nite-nite with some more rain, but dry as a bone. (First time using the Hennessy Hex.)

    A.M....
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    Debating an overnight car hang

    Oh, I'm going. My only reluctance is 14+ hours I worked at the rained out NASCAR race yesterday. I'm beat.

    All the more reason to go!!!
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    Debating an overnight car hang

    I am considering heading to Red River Gorge to my favorite campground this afternoon. We have 40-50% chances of isolated and scattered t-storms today/tonight/tomorrow. But, the cool WX is an...
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    Snake Skins/Tarp Covers

    I received mine in the mail yesterday and immediately hung my hammock in the garage to put them on. Very nice. I am pleased with the item and a very accommodating person to deal with.
  16. Erie County, PA Ham Radio Hang. 22-23 June.

    I had a similar issue with an SE call, W4K, one year. I won't do it again.

    Good luck

    K3VIN
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    Full timers, what do you guys use?

    Not a full-time hanger, but I have the exact same setup you have. Consider keeping it and just changing the hammock to something different. I used the stand last week in my backyard with my Hennessy...
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    Hello from the military life

    Welcome.

    USAF 1984-1990 - Security Forces/K-9
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    Who Needs Trees!

    The comforter is covering the horizontal beam, in case the setup failed.
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    Who Needs Trees!

    Wait, I think I read your question wrong: The stand is one piece, I believe like a Vario stand. It is free standing and quite stable.
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    Who Needs Trees!

    The end posts only.

    This is my indoor stand and it was the right length for my HH. The rain fly was just a bit long, but I made it work.
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    Who Needs Trees!

    I was playing with a way to hang in the backyard. It seemed to work.
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    The 50 State Project: US State Parks & Hammocks

    Curiously awaiting a KY response. I do know the manager at at one park (Fort Boonesborough) told me it was OK.
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    Dog odor coming from new top quilt?

    Does the AFLAC duck hang?
  25. Thread: Snugpak

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    Snugpak

    I have two snugpak sleeping bags. They compress down very well and I've never been cold in them.
  26. Thread: Ooooooop's

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    Ooooooop's

    ^What they said!
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    Red River Gorge March 22-24

    HR, if you see a big white Ky state truck that says safe patrol, honk and wave!
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    Red River Gorge March 22-24

    We were only hiking in for a quick day trip but looks like we are going to pass. Maybe again this year.
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    Woo Hoo! Did something right!

    Where's the like button? Oh, this isn't Facebook!

    Nice story.
  30. Thread: Hey from KY

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    Hey from KY

    Keep in mind the hang in Red River Gorge March 22-24. WX permitting, even consider coming out for a day hike and check out some other gear setups.
  31. Thread: Hey from KY

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    Hey from KY

    Welcome from Lex. You made a good choice!
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    Proudly displaying my new HF flag!

    I got mine today:
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    What diameter pole works best? I recall she sells different ones.
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    Red River Gorge March 22-24

    ...Should be "I made it halfway up the staircase." Fat-fingering the iPhone keyboard.
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    Red River Gorge March 22-24

    I was checking out the area today. Why not: WX was great!

    Inside it halfway up the staircase and decided I wanted to find the other way in! We went to Princess Arch and that's the way I'm coming...
  35. Thread: Storing your UQ

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    Storing your UQ

    I bought a moisture absorber at a gun store to put in my gun safe. When the color changes, it needs to be recharged. You do this by placing it in the oven for a time (instructions included.)

    Just...
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    Good luck. There is also a good Forest Service...

    Good luck.

    There is also a good Forest Service campground if you want to car camp and not do the primitive. It is called Koomer Ridge. My favorite! Lots of trees and many of the sites are somewhat...
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    Proudly displaying my new HF flag!

    Mine was mailed yesterday!

    Silent, there is no additional charge for the customization. She was very nice and accommodating.
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    Red River Gorge March 22-24

    If I/we hike in for a quick visit Saturday, I guess I can park at Gladie to free up a closer spot for overnighters.
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    Red River Gorge March 22-24

    I'm beginning to wonder of the parking area will have enough room!
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    Lexington hikes?

    Lexington, KY? Red River Gorge. About 45 minutes East of Lexington.

    A group trip is coming up March 22-24.
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    Red River Gorge March 22-24

    Planning on walking in on Saturday for a quick visit. Hoping to find you as I've never been on that trail or at the staircase.

    I need my G'friend to see some setups to sell her on it.
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    She sells different flag pole diameters. Which...

    She sells different flag pole diameters. Which one have some of you found is the best option?
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    Does it ever get better?

    Thank goodness my G'friend got a flat tire tonight. I'd made 3 or 4 purchases tonight up until that call! She might have saved me some money!
  44. Question about ridge line tension and 30 degrees rule for Hennessy Expedition

    I may be way off base here, but if you look at just the nylon hammock part of the HH, from the gathered ends where the suspension is attached, it has a 30* look to it. I think the ridge line and...
  45. Thread: hennessy hex

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    hennessy hex

    What is the best cordage to use for the ridgeline?
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    Red River Gorge March 22-24

    ...I might just bring the g'friend. I just need to clarify that if I show up with her. Not the same!
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    Red River Gorge March 22-24

    Thanks. I was debating bringing the dog.
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    Please dont shoot the noob!

    This is the ONLY forum where I haven't felt insulted or patronized for asking a question! Don't worry about being shot here.

    Thanks all!
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    Poll: Illustration - Vapor Barrier Liners (VBL)

    Sailor, as I read it, I think the VB needs to be between you and the insulation, not outside the insulation. This would cause the moisture to build in the insulation and collapse the insulation.
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    Red River Gorge March 22-24

    Uh oh...Someone describe the hike in via Indian Staircase.
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