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    Another thought: recently I developed the by...

    Another thought: recently I developed the by runners so dreaded piriformis syndrome, which from what I understand you can get merely from sitting a lot although you're not a runner. Sice the hammock...
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    Välkommen! One option that is easy to get...

    Välkommen!



    One option that is easy to get to from Stockholm I tried a small piece of myself is Bruksleden. See trip report below in my sig. I'm going for a couple of nights out in Tyresta...
  3. Thread: Hi from Norway

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    Välkommen från en utlandssvensk! Fishing in the...

    Välkommen från en utlandssvensk! Fishing in the fjords and for trout too - I will kindly request pictures be posted! :-)
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    I use tree huggers that are really long...

    I use tree huggers that are really long (basically the straps from the strap-and-buckle suspension), which helps wih the concern you have about whoopie slings being too short. It effectively removes...
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    Good on you to take the leap! I have two - one...

    Good on you to take the leap! I have two - one original BB in 1.1dbl, and when the xlc came I got one of those (in 1.7 sl) since I'm 186cm. I'm done gear shopping, because I can't believe it'll ever...
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    I thought that hammock should deserve a video by...

    I thought that hammock should deserve a video by you! :-) It's a great piece of kit, that's for sure. And I don't think I'll ever need another hammock again (right...).
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    I've been a member for a while now, and the...

    I've been a member for a while now, and the steep, steep steep learning curve has levelled out somewhat. It used to be that my ex would complain that all I did was daydream in front of hammockforums!...
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    Hade hängt på om jag hade varit hemma i Sverige!...

    Hade hängt på om jag hade varit hemma i Sverige! Hoppas det blir kul och bra väder.
  9. Thread: Camp security

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    I just make sure my stuff stinks to high heaven....

    I just make sure my stuff stinks to high heaven. I do to, so it's not a problem for me, only the ones coming close enough.
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    Everything is bigger over there. Or wait.. ...

    Everything is bigger over there. Or wait..

    http://i860.photobucket.com/albums/ab168/svepte/Misc/DSC_5350_komp_zps2a7bf59f.jpg

    From Nagorno-Karabakh.
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    You 'muricans and your group hangs! This sounds...

    You 'muricans and your group hangs! This sounds like something I'd wanna attend for sure! And in Minnesooota too - where as I understand it most of our kin emerged after the long boat ride 150 years...
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    FWIW, I also think the 1.1 is much nicer to lie...

    FWIW, I also think the 1.1 is much nicer to lie in. The feel of the fabric is smoother. I'm sometimes considering getting a 1.1 DL instead of my 1.7 SL XLC for that reason alone (had one regular size...
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    20 and 20 are my quilts for Swedish conditions....

    20 and 20 are my quilts for Swedish conditions. Works almost all the time (except when it's -3 and you forget to cinch the end up...), and it's versatile too. Had it also up with me for a week in...
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    I had this problem with my yeti when getting a...

    I had this problem with my yeti when getting a XLC instead of my regular BB. The shock cord was like a guitar string, and pressed on my temple when lying in th ehammock. The solution, highlighted to...
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    This is what I do nowadays. I have a set-up, and...

    This is what I do nowadays. I have a set-up, and it changes very little from one time to another. So up it goes, while the tent people are still on their knees figuring out where the first pole...
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    I do exactly as OutAndBack - toggles are the only...

    I do exactly as OutAndBack - toggles are the only "additive". On my tarp, nothing but ropes (unless you count tent pegs) - two lengths either end to which the tarp is attached by klemheist knots for...
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    I always have a hard time the first night. But...

    I always have a hard time the first night. But that's usually made up for by the second! I think it's just got to do with the different environment.

    I don't much like earplugs because rythmic...
  18. The benefit of camping in non-bear country: you...

    The benefit of camping in non-bear country: you can prepare the pot with grounds and water when you go to bed, so that all you do in the morning is lean out of the hammock and light the stove.. The...
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    Nice trip! I like to hear that you got by stealth...

    Nice trip! I like to hear that you got by stealth camping - I have to overcome my rule-abiding Swedishness when travelling on the continent, because you show there's a world of opportunities for a...
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    One thing that works against achieving more...

    One thing that works against achieving more flatness with longer suspension is the sag in it. A longer line, no matter the material, will always have some amount of give in it, as in the longer the...
  21. Thanks for that! I've done a couple of 12-hr...

    Thanks for that! I've done a couple of 12-hr stints in my hammocks as well, and indeed, that first sip of coffee after a solid night's sleep... there's just nothing like it! Can't find the words to...
  22. I just got into this pole thing, adding a pole...

    I just got into this pole thing, adding a pole mod to my superfly. I've always missed a center tie out, and this looks to be the set-up that'd be my ideal.

    Hmmm, my cuben fibre tarp is getting...
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    This picture is one of those that should be on...

    This picture is one of those that should be on the 'front page' of this thread if there was one... An awesome hang indeed!
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    Didn't read every post in great detail, so I...

    Didn't read every post in great detail, so I don't know if it was covered already, but I do like having adjustability in both ends for fine-tuning hte hang when it's up - I like being able to 'move'...
  25. Thread: Washing Hammock

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    Would it make sense to use a detergent that has...

    Would it make sense to use a detergent that has water repellent in it (like nikwax or whatever it's called)? Or is that just a sales hype?
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    Sweden Canada Austria Denmark Georgia And as...

    Sweden
    Canada
    Austria
    Denmark
    Georgia
    And as of last week USA (NY)
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    Oh, it is. Believe me! Well, not sure about the...

    Oh, it is. Believe me! Well, not sure about the nutrition part, but I do know my body won't function without it! And by the number of ways to do it it warrants its own group!



    Sorry mate, but...
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    True, so do I - Swedish summer nights are not...

    True, so do I - Swedish summer nights are not exaclty known for their scorching heat.. Still, there's a feel to the fabric that I like much, much more in the 1.1 that even with a base layer on it...
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    My first uq was the snugpak synthetic offered by...

    My first uq was the snugpak synthetic offered by DD. A bit heavy, and bulky, but did its job. At EUR 85, I classify it as a cheaper option along the lines what you are asking. Nowadays I think they...
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    I had a 1.1 DL and then got a XLC in 1.7 SL. The...

    I had a 1.1 DL and then got a XLC in 1.7 SL. The 1.1 feels that much better to the skin that I'm considering getting the XLC in that fabric. But DL, so not for weight savings.
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    Hej och välkommen från en svensk i exil! Finns...

    Hej och välkommen från en svensk i exil! Finns det några bra ställen att hänga på i närheten av vägen mellan Rödby och Köpenhamn? Åker ofta där med min motorcykel, och ibland hinner det bli mitt i...
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    I kind of consider coffee an essential, but I...

    I kind of consider coffee an essential, but I guess the way I do it could be considered a luxury. I will not venture into the woods without my grounds in my leather pouch, and my trangia pot to boil...
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    Drawing near now... We finally went for the Long...

    Drawing near now... We finally went for the Long Lake to Tupper Lake option, much due to the recommendations from the St Regis Canoe Outfitters. They're really great to deal with, patiently answering...
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    It's really a toss-up. Skins are way, way better...

    It's really a toss-up. Skins are way, way better than no skins, but the one- or two-piece barely makes a difference for me - you can unroll it to half with one if you want and achieve the same as...
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    Thank you! A search on tendertoe led me to this...

    Thank you! A search on tendertoe led me to this thread by cpverne, which gives the same answer as those above. Off measuring and tying!
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    Hej Krellh, välkommen! Bockjakt från hängmatta......

    Hej Krellh, välkommen! Bockjakt från hängmatta... låter nåt det! Men jag kan garantera att du kommer behöva någonting - liggunderlag eller undertäcke, båda funkar (började själv med...
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    Thanks gentlemen. The two concerns I have are i)...

    Thanks gentlemen. The two concerns I have are i) stress on the pull-outs, and ii) wear on top of the tarp where the pole would be lying. Both of which seem mutually exclusive, and one needs to find a...
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    Thanks guys. I'm sure total seclusion won't be...

    Thanks guys. I'm sure total seclusion won't be possible, but we also fly in for a short trip only and have other business to take care of and just want to get a few nights camping and canoeing. So...
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    Pole mod: pole length?

    Apologies if there are threads about this already - my search fu was weak.

    I bought tadpole poles for my superfly, clearly too short. So I got another pole and will make them longer. What's a...
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    Absolutely stunning!

    Absolutely stunning!
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    Thanks! I Think we have it narrowed down to what...

    Thanks! I Think we have it narrowed down to what the St Regis outfitters have offered:

    Long Lake to Tupper Lake; or
    Floodwood outpost to Tupper Lake.

    This since we're flying in without any...
  42. I rather sleep hot than cold any day. So imagine...

    I rather sleep hot than cold any day. So imagine my surprise when I decided to give a 3/4 quilt rated 20*F a try and it proved completely sufficient for my purposes. I've been at 0*C with it without...
  43. Thread: DD or Snugpak UQ?

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    I don't know what DD has done in terms of their...

    I don't know what DD has done in terms of their product sourcing during the past few years, but the first uq I ever got was from there, and it was actually made by Snugpak. It worked just fine. But I...
  44. Thread: Hammock Fail

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    :laugh: Ok, it's a tie between the guy trying to...

    :laugh: Ok, it's a tie between the guy trying to step into his hammock between the bollards, and the walrus also trying to step into it..

    That last one though, erhm... I have some personal...
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    Depends what is meant by 'every day'. If it's a...

    Depends what is meant by 'every day'. If it's a more or less permanent set-up, where he leaves the hammock hanging e.g. in the back yard (or as some on here do, in the bedroom :) ), then there could...
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    Beautiful! Got all remembering like - I lived in...

    Beautiful! Got all remembering like - I lived in Calgary for a semester as an exchange student in -02. Missed this gem though!
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    Haha... practicing reading comprehension is on my...

    Haha... practicing reading comprehension is on my to-do list... I think it even said "comfortably" :)

    Ok TZBrown, so if you'll ship outside the US, I'll have it.
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    Hmmm.. tempting to try out a bridge hammock... At...

    Hmmm.. tempting to try out a bridge hammock... At 186 cm, would I fit in there (that's like 6'1 I think)? And would you consider shipping outside the US? Of course at my expense.
  49. Beautiful! All these reports from hte area are...

    Beautiful! All these reports from hte area are like teasers for the canoe trip I'm planning with the gf there in a month! Can't wait - especially after seeing this... Thanks for sharing!
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    This has been on my mind a long time, and on my...

    This has been on my mind a long time, and on my next big fishing trip up north I would like to go to a tree-less area, but with this kind of system instead.

    However - what do you do with the...
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