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  1. "Slimy. Mudhole. My home this is." ~ Yoda

    "Slimy. Mudhole. My home this is."
    ~ Yoda
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    No worries, we love zombie threads. You did...

    No worries, we love zombie threads.

    You did what you had to do to follow the rules while avoiding the poison ivy. Personally, I probably would've found a set of trees away from the site and just...
  3. Allegheny National Forest in PA, Dolly Sods in WV...

    Allegheny National Forest in PA, Dolly Sods in WV and Hocking Hills here in OH.
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    It's the same for me. Well, not the snowing...

    It's the same for me. Well, not the snowing part. I don't think any of my hammock tarps have ever seen a snowflake. :)
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    Theoretically, the material should last...

    Theoretically, the material should last indefinitely assuming little or no direct sunlight for extended periods. I have a silnylon tarp I used during my ground-dweller days that is in the...
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    For your sake OneClick (and others), I hope we...

    For your sake OneClick (and others), I hope we have an epic winter. That said, I've noticed that the squirrels in my neighborhood have been rather lackadaisical in their acorn gathering this fall. ...
  7. I've used mine a couple of times in moderate wind...

    I've used mine a couple of times in moderate wind and rain with no issues. I can't speak to heavy rain and wind but where there's a will there's a way.
  8. Before you go and repair the thing I would...

    Before you go and repair the thing I would suggest setting up on a particularly buggy night and see if the mosquitoes can find the hole. They probably can but we simply can't know without someone...
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    Every time I have a successful hammock adventure...

    Every time I have a successful hammock adventure I give thanks to Shug. If it weren't for his "Hammock Hanging for Noobs & Whatnots" I may never have taken the plunge.

    I remember doing a YouTube...
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    A good source for info can be found at...

    A good source for info can be found at BackpackOhio.com. They have descriptions and trail maps for anyplace in Ohio that one can backpack.
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    I'm not fond of winter at all but I do refrain...

    I'm not fond of winter at all but I do refrain from complaining about it here for the most part :rolleyes:. I know many here enjoy it thoroughly and I don't want to rain on anyone's winter. :)
  12. These vids are the ones that I find most helpful....

    These vids are the ones that I find most helpful. They're from HF member TheBrewGuy.



    https://youtu.be/rs5kkzASq28


    https://youtu.be/yLmKwyCxEug
  13. Prince Pronto... The Maple King's court jester?

    Prince Pronto... The Maple King's court jester?
  14. Paul "Muadib" Atreides.

    Paul "Muadib" Atreides.
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    Sticky: That's what I did after the first and hopefully...

    That's what I did after the first and hopefully last time I sat in my underquilt.
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    I sleep full-time in a bridge hammock and it gets...

    I sleep full-time in a bridge hammock and it gets washed on the gentle cycle using a mild detergent (Woolite works good) every other week. My camping hammocks generally get washed after each trip.
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    I borrowed my neighbor's kayak yesterday and...

    I borrowed my neighbor's kayak yesterday and paddled out to the island I want to hang on. I definitely won't be hanging there. It's guano island man. I've never seen so much bird poop in one place...
  18. That's pretty much my experience as well. I did...

    That's pretty much my experience as well. I did it once camping in a GE hammock and once about a year later in my house with my bridge hammock. The one in the GE hammock wasn't so bad as the ground...
  19. Down to 40F I wear a t-shirt, underwear and a...

    Down to 40F I wear a t-shirt, underwear and a pair of loose fitting socks. Below 40F would be the same thing because I'd be in my house.
  20. Please do. I'm thinking at least 2 miles high.

    Please do. I'm thinking at least 2 miles high.
  21. My first night in a hammock I laid head left/feet...

    My first night in a hammock I laid head left/feet right and within 15 minutes I got a horrendous cramp in the arch of my right foot. Ever since then it's been head right/feet left for me. I'm...
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    Surprise, surprise, I'm a trail runner. However,...

    Surprise, surprise, I'm a trail runner. However, I do not combine trail running and camping. Running with a backpack results in seriously chafed or even rubbed raw skin at the waist belt and...
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    Nice. The seeds are a good touch. The problem...

    Nice. The seeds are a good touch. The problem is now I want watermelon to eat and there is none to be found. None worth eating anyway. :)
  24. Welcome to HF! An XLC under a 10.5' tarp would...

    Welcome to HF!

    An XLC under a 10.5' tarp would leave only about 7" of clearance on each side if everything was setup ideally. If you're comfortable with that...
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    Loco Libre has a duck down option as well I...

    Loco Libre has a duck down option as well I believe.
  26. Poll: I'm a "Goldilocks" backpacker. Above freezing...

    I'm a "Goldilocks" backpacker. Above freezing and below sweltering for me.
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    Your mileage may vary but one day of food and...

    Your mileage may vary but one day of food and snacks takes up a bit less than a liter of space for me.
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    Thanks for sharing and enjoy! Out of...

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy!

    Out of curiosity, how much did the Pack-It Gourmet cost to have shipped to Japan?
  29. That is what I would do as well. I'm not...

    That is what I would do as well. I'm not sleeping on the ground again. Ever.
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    That had me rolling. Thanks for that!

    That had me rolling. Thanks for that!
  31. Poll: Hammocking enables me to comfortably get out into...

    Hammocking enables me to comfortably get out into the real world and leave all the artificiality of society behind.
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    Poll: I'm solo 99.9% of the time. I would've said 100%...

    I'm solo 99.9% of the time. I would've said 100% but surely sometime during the last 30+ years I went with someone. I just don't remember it.

    I'm solo due mainly to the fact that everyone in my...
  33. You're lucky. It's the grizzlies that prefer...

    You're lucky. It's the grizzlies that prefer mustard. :)
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    The best approach for your situation is to limit...

    The best approach for your situation is to limit camp time. Just hike all day and setup camp about an hour before sunset. By the time you've setup camp and prepared dinner darkness will be near or...
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    I'm up for that. I'll PM you my address.

    I'm up for that. I'll PM you my address.
  36. Welcome to HF! For someone starting from...

    Welcome to HF!

    For someone starting from scratch and who isn't sure the hammock thing is for them, your approach is what I'd recommend. No point in dropping large $$ for higher quality high-end...
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    I would like to get some of the blue as well but...

    I would like to get some of the blue as well but all my tarps are already setup with red & yellow and I still have about 40' of each. Maybe I'll buy a new tarp that will then need new Zing-It!. :)
  38. I'd contact Warbonnet and see what they have to...

    I'd contact Warbonnet and see what they have to say. A separate bug net is going to run you around $60 so if the repair cost at Warbonnet is reasonably close, that is the way I'd go. That way you...
  39. I don't think I've ever setup one of my GE...

    I don't think I've ever setup one of my GE hammocks "right" the first time. For my bridge hammock though I seem to be able to nail it with the first go.
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    I use my 40F HG Phoenix underneath year round as...

    I use my 40F HG Phoenix underneath year round as my bedroom rarely gets above 75F (without AC), even on the hottest days, and I always have a fan blowing on me. For top insulation I bought a thin...
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    I like this idea. I think I'm going to throw a...

    I like this idea. I think I'm going to throw a couple in my backpacks as well.
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    Interesting but it seems like it would be a bit...

    Interesting but it seems like it would be a bit pinchy.
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    My winter setup is as follows: 1. Fully...

    My winter setup is as follows:

    1. Fully furnished apartment with the heat set at 70F-72F
    2. Hammock stand and hammock in bedroom.

    Sorry, I couldn't resist. :)
  44. Thread: Raccoons

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    The best thing to do is keep your food at least...

    The best thing to do is keep your food at least 100' away from your camp and not to cook near your hammock. Raccoons are interested in food not humans so as long as they don't smell anything...
  45. Thread: Raccoons

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    Unlikely. Plus you risk a stray spark burning a...

    Unlikely. Plus you risk a stray spark burning a hole in your tarp or hammock or quilts.
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    I've been thru 2 or 3 downpours with my HG Asym...

    I've been thru 2 or 3 downpours with my HG Asym and stayed dry but it wasn't windy. If there's the slightest chance of wind & rain I bring my Palace. Even if the forecast is for no rain but windy...
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    Same here. I think part of it lies with the...

    Same here. I think part of it lies with the compensations that the heat brings. Things like strawberries and tomatoes and festivals and rib burn-offs and so on. The cold doesn't bring many...
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    I was going to suggest this but then I thought it...

    I was going to suggest this but then I thought it might be too Hill-William for the setting. :)
  49. July is almost August. Very little difference...

    July is almost August. Very little difference really. :)
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    Poll: 70 F is my upper limit for nightly low temps. ...

    70 F is my upper limit for nightly low temps. Above that and it's just miserable for me even with a portable fan. So generally that means no outdoor hammock joy for me in July or August. I do...
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