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    I have gotten my wife to come camping - but i...

    I have gotten my wife to come camping - but i don't think she will ever move to backpacking. We car camp, which is about all I think she is willing to handle. We started renting an RV at a campsite...
  2. Good idea to propose a class on it. Though be...

    Good idea to propose a class on it. Though be careful of suggesting the Camp Director is ignorant (not that I think your letter suggests it, but have others review it and see if they agree).

    How...
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    You may also want to consider the MAMW Marcy 20*....

    You may also want to consider the MAMW Marcy 20*. Same price range as you are looking and customizable.
  4. Thanks for the advice. Tendertoe, that is what i...

    Thanks for the advice. Tendertoe, that is what i was thinking of. I watched most the vid (I am at work so could not watch all of it) and it seems you did the modification yourself. Very nice job. I...
  5. Warbonnet Ridge Runner and tarp with spreader bars

    So I am considering getting a Warbonnet Ridge Runner. One of the concerns I have seen on the posts is that WBRR can rub up against the tarp. Does anyone who owns/made/uses a bridge hammock use a...
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    Nevermind, i should have read your post more...

    Nevermind, i should have read your post more closely. Ignore what i said.
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    I have the NX-150 and use the Clark Underquilt...

    I have the NX-150 and use the Clark Underquilt (Z-Liner) with good results to about 30*. They make one for the 250 as well. They are using Climashield Apex, which is an improvement over the one i...
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    I have a Kammock Roo, and it is a very...

    I have a Kammock Roo, and it is a very comfortable hammock, though a bit pricey. I got the email for their TQ and UQ the other day and went to their site. The prices for either product, for the...
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    I have a Clark NX-150 and love it. I have a...

    I have a Clark NX-150 and love it. I have a Kammok Roo which is nice but heavy, a Meck Envy I am still trying to dial in (can't find the sweet spot) and a Hammock Bliss my kids use. I find I sleep...
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    I like my z-liner - easy to use, but a bit bulky...

    I like my z-liner - easy to use, but a bit bulky because it is synthetic. They are now offering it with Climashield APEX insulation and i almost got a new one for that reason, but instead I adopted a...
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    @84Hanger I think so. But i really don't know.

    @84Hanger

    I think so. But i really don't know.
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    Clark Sale! 15% off

    For anyone interested, Clark Jungle hammock is offering 15% off any full priced product and free ground shipping in the US. Use code 14holidaydeal
  13. Two ASM's in my son's former troop (he quit, and...

    Two ASM's in my son's former troop (he quit, and not without justification) said they tried hammocks and could not get comfortable and were rudely dismissive. I sleep well at night, much better than...
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    That seems like a lot of stuff on the top of your...

    That seems like a lot of stuff on the top of your hammock. What are you using for an underquilt, if anything?
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    Welcome from a fellow city hanger!

    Welcome from a fellow city hanger!
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    I have an UGQ top quilt stuffed with duck down...

    I have an UGQ top quilt stuffed with duck down and a MAMW top quilt stuffed with goose down. The only difference I have found is weight and compressibility, though i have owned both of them for less...
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    I use a thin closed cell foam pad, the Exped...

    I use a thin closed cell foam pad, the Exped Multimat. It works for me because I am only 5'5" and it is long enough and wide enough to wrap around my shoulders.
  18. Condolences about your dog, she looks happy and...

    Condolences about your dog, she looks happy and loved in the pic.
  19. In essence, I think the system works fine and the...

    In essence, I think the system works fine and the ToS are appropriate and moderators are pretty good at enforcing the ToS.
  20. Some of this is bandwagon effect, people wanting...

    Some of this is bandwagon effect, people wanting to jump on because it is rolling by.

    I think allowing someone to post about how their transaction went or is going is not improper - someone who...
  21. Thread: WOW new stakes

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    The one that broke on me was a Vargo Ti nail...

    The one that broke on me was a Vargo Ti nail stake, snapped right below where the hole for the pull loop runs through. Meant for hard soil. Definitely not a sand or snow stake.
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    that is a slick design. Let us know what your...

    that is a slick design. Let us know what your friend thinks of it.
  23. Thread: WOW new stakes

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    I have some Ti nail stakes but i one busted over...

    I have some Ti nail stakes but i one busted over the weekend as i was pounding it into the ground. It broke right below where the pull string is located. Luckily i was carrying more stakes and was...
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    I was out at Harriman this weekend and my wife...

    I was out at Harriman this weekend and my wife and daughter slept in the tent while my son and I each slept in a hammock. The tent was up in no more than ten minutes. The hammocks, maybe 40 minutes,...
  25. I bet one reason his injuries were comparatively...

    I bet one reason his injuries were comparatively light is that he was sleep walking and his body was in a relaxed state. I don't know if i would get away with minor injuries if i fell down a 60'...
  26. So the UQC underquilt worked well? Easy fit and...

    So the UQC underquilt worked well? Easy fit and no sliding? I was thinking of getting a 20* zeppelin for my tx-150, but i have the z-liner currently as well as 3 season AHE jarbridge, so not sure i...
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    Thanks, that is some pretty country up there.

    Thanks, that is some pretty country up there.
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    I find a stoic face, muttering a vague response...

    I find a stoic face, muttering a vague response and raising a completely different subject to be mildly effective if caught with new hammock gear. If all else fails, i have to to the mall of shopping...
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    Gonna second gogrillz. I have the tx-150 and that...

    Gonna second gogrillz. I have the tx-150 and that is no where getting down to 32*. I sleep cold and have the velcro z-liner, which is good into the 30's maybe if you are otherwise properly equipped....
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    Ordered the anniversary jarbridge this morning....

    Ordered the anniversary jarbridge this morning. Can't pass up this good a deal. Just hope it arrives while my wife is on vacation.
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    Suspension not too tight. I was using the Hammeck...

    Suspension not too tight. I was using the Hammeck Envy. I was not using the side cords which was probably the cause for the slippage.
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    So used it on the trip and I am fairly certain I...

    So used it on the trip and I am fairly certain I did not rig it right, as it tended to slide up the opposite the side where my head lay of my hammock leaving the underside exposed. The lows were in...
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    I have not used it, though both my children have...

    I have not used it, though both my children have and loved it. Both said it was comfy. We hung a 3/4 UQ on it no problem. My used used his thermarest z-lite folding pad, which was difficult to get...
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    I will be bringing it on a trip next week for...

    I will be bringing it on a trip next week for either my use or my daughter's use. We will both hang on a multi-day trip. I will also bring the WL summer series 3/4 UQ and maybe i will switch between...
  35. Thread: Hammeck Envy

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    Got my Envy over the weekend. Thanks to David for...

    Got my Envy over the weekend. Thanks to David for accommodating my schedule (I needed it by the end of this week) and answering the myriad of questions I had. It is a great product with great...
  36. Thread: Hammeck Envy

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    Very nice. Looking forward to mine.

    Very nice. Looking forward to mine.
  37. Thread: Hammeck Envy!

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    I forgot to describe what I ordered, I got the...

    I forgot to describe what I ordered, I got the 10' Envy in 70d charcoal gray outer layer, 20d hunter green inner layer and a crimson cover with the peek window.
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    The combo arrived today. It was shipped from WL...

    The combo arrived today. It was shipped from WL and made its way to NYC over the weekend. Lighting fast. Nice looking bit of gear. I have unpacked both the UQ and TQ and they are lofting in a bin....
  39. Thread: Hammeck Envy!

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    I just ordered an Envy myself. Looking forward to...

    I just ordered an Envy myself. Looking forward to it. This will be my 4th hammock, these things are like Lay's potato chips, can't just have one.
  40. I pulled the trigger on a Hammeck Envy with. 70d...

    I pulled the trigger on a Hammeck Envy with. 70d outer layer and 20d inner layer, I will post how it works when I get it in a couple of weeks.
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    It's sorta like arguments with my better half,...

    It's sorta like arguments with my better half, she can remember things we argued about 4.5 years ago and decide to resurrect it. :lol:
  42. Thanks, that was my other thought as well.

    Thanks, that was my other thought as well.
  43. Double layer hammock with 2 different Denier nylon

    Has anyone ever had/made a dl hammock with different denier of nylon for each layer. I ask because while i am 5'6" and 150 pounds, i want the double layer to discourage mosquitoes, but figured i...
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    Thanks for the info.

    Thanks for the info.
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    So I don't know much about this knife, is it...

    So I don't know much about this knife, is it meant to be a neck carry knife or for a belt mount? Or is it both?
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    Pondering....

    Pondering....
  47. It was cancelled, so I will use it on next...

    It was cancelled, so I will use it on next weekend's trip.
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    I just ordered the SS combo package (3/4 UQ and...

    I just ordered the SS combo package (3/4 UQ and TQ) and within an hour i got the shipping notice. Marty was a pleasure to deal with and answered all my questions. I should have them by Tuesday or so....
  49. Thread: Top quilt

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    Enjoy, I have one of their quilts and it is a...

    Enjoy, I have one of their quilts and it is a nice piece of gear.
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    That is what I have.

    That is what I have.
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