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  1. Quest for most comfy indoor hang... which hammock?

    I'm 5' 9" and 194lbs. and I'd like to purchase the most comfy (read: lay flat!) hammock possible for indoor use only (read: weight does not matter).

    I use a GT Nano for backpacking and I fully...
  2. Unfortunately I am leaving this weekend for this...

    Unfortunately I am leaving this weekend for this trip and I will not have time for mods or purchases. I'm wondering if most folks would be comfy with a 3/8th in, 26in wide pad underneath with a low...
  3. Warbonnet says...

    to freezing with 3/8ths in pad:
    http://www.warbonnetoutdoors.com/hammocks101.php
  4. Now lows of 36F

    d_mn... I almost wish the bugs were coming instead of lows that low.

    EDIT: Low now expected to be 36F. Going to take down slippers and custom-made cuben fiber down pants w/ 900fill. I'm also...
  5. Very good data... need more! :p

    What temps did you see at night?

    Were the bugs out the entire night or as the temps dropped they went away?
  6. Long Trail in VT this wknd, is my pad enough?

    Hello,

    Newbie hammock user here and I'll be hiking in VT this weekend with lows expected around 38-39F at night.

    I have a Grand Trunk Nano 7 Hammock:
    http://store.grandtrunkgoods.com/nano-7
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    Hammock & Suspension weighed...

    6.2oz or 176g for the Grand Trunk Nano-7 hammock & 23 total feet of Amsteel-blue 7/64s for suspension w/ knots. Storage pouch cut off hammock.
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    ....Are there other benefits to having my tarp...

    ....Are there other benefits to having my tarp tie off around the trees on its own as opposed to tying it off to the tree strapping? The latter would use less guy wire and thus less weight.

    I...
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    Decided on Marlin Spike Hitch (pics)

    Reason being....(IMO at this point)

    - Easy to tie
    - Uses the least amount of amsteel in the knot
    - Maximizes the girth of the tree or span in between trees to suspend my hammock.
    - Relatively...
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    "I take night time comfort over daytime myself"...

    "I take night time comfort over daytime myself" <- for me I want to cover as many miles as possible to see as many sites as possible. Spending time in camp is secondary. Part of camp is getting a...
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    Hrmm, looking at the claytor method, you have...

    Hrmm, looking at the claytor method, you have rope running to and from the tree, instead of one length of rope. I think that would would require carrying more rope than other methods.
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    I'll look at the claytor method tonight, thanks!...

    I'll look at the claytor method tonight, thanks!

    I guess I don't need adjustable on the fly, but if my newbie self doesn't get the sag right the first time, I don't want to untie knots for 10min...
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    A friend suggested a "slipped trucker's hitch"...

    A friend suggested a "slipped trucker's hitch" for my needs as is it adjustable.

    "I've got to say -- since I realized this way to tie the trucker's hitch, I have NEVER used another tautline --...
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    Hrmmm....thinking some more...If I go with a...

    Hrmmm....thinking some more...If I go with a marlin spike hitch out of amsteel and hang a fixed length of amsteel from my hammock to the knot on the back of the marlin spike hitch, would I be in...
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    I guess I can use a marlin spike hitch (using a...

    I guess I can use a marlin spike hitch (using a stout stick as the spike, no weight...do people find them snapping under load and that's why they use bits of aluminum or tent spikes?) to get some...
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    Ok that's fine, there's always a fiddle factor...

    Ok that's fine, there's always a fiddle factor (in this case it is using sticks and retying) with going lighter. We'll see how much I can stand. But first I am going to try some of the adjustable...
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    So if a friction / adjustable knot may not hold...

    So if a friction / adjustable knot may not hold w/ slippery Amsteel, I guess I can make separate lashing out of Amsteel. It would just replace the wide, black webbing in this video, right?...
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    Ok, I definitely have some ideas for keeping the...

    Ok, I definitely have some ideas for keeping the Amsteel from hurting the tree, but what do you guys think about the adjustable hitches? And if the slippery amsteel will hold with my weight? I...
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    Thanks for the suggestions FLRider. I'll just...

    Thanks for the suggestions FLRider. I'll just have to try some of the adj. hitches in the backyard and see if they slip with me in the hammock.

    A suggestion from a friend (duh):
    "I haven't done...
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    BTW, here is some info on my 9 x 7 CF Tarp: ...

    BTW, here is some info on my 9 x 7 CF Tarp:

    http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=54666
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    Newbie trying to keep it SUL...lil' help?

    Hello Everyone,

    Gram weenie here from http://www.backpackinglight.com looking to keep it SUL (<=5lbs base weight) for 3 season backpacking. I have a Grand Trunk Nano and a 9 x 7 CF tarp.

    I was...
  22. Thanks for the info. What particular quilt is...

    Thanks for the info. What particular quilt is stuffed under that rain jacket in that picture?

    Hrmmmm....

    Now that I think about it, I can either pick rain protection while hiking all day...
  23. According to the size chart on Backpackinglight...

    According to the size chart on Backpackinglight I'd wear a size small, but that is with no insulating layers on and just a T-shirt.
  24. What size Frogg Toggs/ Rainshield O2/ DriDucks for my Sierra Stealth ?

    I purchased the Sierra Stealth w/ 900FP down:
    http://www.jacksrbetter.com/Wearable%20Quilts.htm#SierraStealth

    I am 5-9 and 195 lbs:...
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    Here are my pics from the wknd: ...

    Here are my pics from the wknd:

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2111652&id=17506531&l=6dc3458cc3

    Much credit to Festus and NFA for sleeping on the Island one night...I was just too darn...
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    I was worried about starting my 2009 Honda Fit,...

    I was worried about starting my 2009 Honda Fit, but Festus started it after a few times trying to turn it over at the site. 0w-20 oil and a good battery FTW!
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    I had a wonderful time. Big props for Festus for...

    I had a wonderful time. Big props for Festus for doing it in a hammock....


    Here are my photos:
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    Campsite in near Lake Clear, NY. We are...

    Campsite in near Lake Clear, NY.

    We are going.... -32F here we come!
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    Ground Dweller = THIS GUY! ...

    Ground Dweller = THIS GUY!

    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1138.snc4/149998_480340887696_527557696_5530261_1903048_n.jpg

    Let' s do this!!!!
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    ^It was pretty gory...one guy didn't make it.

    ^It was pretty gory...one guy didn't make it.
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    Holy crap... I don't want to compete against...

    Holy crap... I don't want to compete against Iafte in any sort of name game, any time soon. :p
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    Ah, I stand corrected. :p

    Ah, I stand corrected. :p
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    I wanted to thank everyone for contributing to a...

    I wanted to thank everyone for contributing to a great wknd. Wellworth me burning a day of vacation for. :)

    Entire Album:
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2077780&id=17506531&l=642948577d
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    Not sure of the local wildlife...but as I was...

    Not sure of the local wildlife...but as I was packing my food this evening, it reminded me to have a secure place to store my food at night....either the car or bear bagging. Just figured I'd share....
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    New Guy

    Hello Everyone,

    My name is Bryce and I will be attending the festivities this wknd and carpooling w/ another bud. (thank u for having me!) I am from the ZS forum and buds w/ Festus and Laditek.
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