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  1. Great video! That is the next section that I...

    Great video! That is the next section that I have to do once I finish the Smokies, which I will start next weekend. From the sound of it, I should be able to do that section in a long weekend,...
  2. Thread: Warbonnet Yeti

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    I am 6' and have used a 20* Yeti for years. In...

    I am 6' and have used a 20* Yeti for years. In fact, I'll be taking it on a AT/Smokies hike coming up in two weeks. I'll supplement my legs with a pad like everyone else does if it gets cold, but...
  3. Thread: Leave a note

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    That definitely deserves an AAARGH!

    That definitely deserves an AAARGH!
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    I agree with the other poster....I didn't use the...

    I agree with the other poster....I didn't use the snap for a while and then tried it one night when it was really cold. Makes all the difference in the world, and helps keep your shoulders covered...
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    No, just roll with it. I bought my first hammock...

    No, just roll with it. I bought my first hammock 11 years ago and a couple of thousand dollars worth of gear later I am still addicted! Just ordered another set of cinch bugs from Dutch yesterday....
  6. Well, I didn't mention that we had one incident...

    Well, I didn't mention that we had one incident that was pretty funny on our last Standing Indian Loop - we had heard about the bears and decided to do a serious bear bagging exercise. Our Senior...
  7. Another great video, Paul! I've done that loop...

    Another great video, Paul! I've done that loop several times and it's one of my favorites in the SE. I am surprised that you didn't have any bear activity, the last time we hiked it in the spring...
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    I bought these a few years back when they first...

    I bought these a few years back when they first came out. They are my go-to summer set up and work great! They really help getting the pack weight down. I've never tried going below 50* in them,...
  9. Nice build! I keep thinking I need to make the...

    Nice build! I keep thinking I need to make the wife a purple one like that.
  10. Let me add to the growing list of thanks for your...

    Let me add to the growing list of thanks for your report. I've been an AT section hiker for about 10 years now, and recognized some of the spots in your photos. Also, your gear list and ideas on...
  11. Thread: Epiphany!

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    This is so true....no wonder we love it!

    This is so true....no wonder we love it!
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    Couldn't stand it, I ordered mine this morning. ...

    Couldn't stand it, I ordered mine this morning. It will be fun to see who "gets" it when I wear it in public. :cool:
  13. I have been hanging since 2004 and have 15...

    I have been hanging since 2004 and have 15 hammocks. In that time I have sold exactly 1 of my hammocks, a Hennessy Expedition that was my original hammock (sold to a boy scout). I have two out on...
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    Back pain is a tough one, there are several good...

    Back pain is a tough one, there are several good ideas in this thread. I am fused at C5-C6 and have degenerative disc disease in L3-S1. I always sleep better in a hammock, and on my back, which I...
  15. Yeah, I am glad that you had them in stock when I...

    Yeah, I am glad that you had them in stock when I ordered mine. I used my recently-ordered Adutchable's on my last hike and found them a bit fiddly for my taste, this might be just the ticket! Of...
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    Welcome from the Low Country...

    Welcome from the Low Country...
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    Welcome from another Charleston hanger. While I...

    Welcome from another Charleston hanger. While I haven't made it to one of the SC hangs yet, I fully agree that is the best way to learn. If you get stuck trying to figure something out, let me know...
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    BillyBob's answers are the best, by far. I agree...

    BillyBob's answers are the best, by far. I agree with all of his observations, and I'll still always use the PP as a supplement to my normal TQ/UQ system. I've been using a BIAS 11' for the past...
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    I have an older PP from Ed (sewn-thru style)...

    I have an older PP from Ed (sewn-thru style) that's rated to 20 degrees. I have mated it with a HG 20 degree Incubator and gotten it down into the low teens and was HOT, and I am a cold sleeper. I...
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    I tend to agree that there are a LOT more options...

    I tend to agree that there are a LOT more options out there. As a hammocker that still has my original Speer hammock from years ago I tend to collect everything from that Speer to a rare WBBB 1.0...
  21. Wow Dutch, I just this minute got my fleaz and...

    Wow Dutch, I just this minute got my fleaz and fleaz collars done for my Cuben Tarp and you go and add some new stuff...my box 'o Dutch stuff looks like it's going to grow again.... :lol:
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    Thanks for doing this video! I really like the...

    Thanks for doing this video! I really like the cuben tarp tip, I've ordered some fleaz and will be adding them to my HG Cuben tarp. I think it will really help speed up my setup/break down times in...
  23. Patiently waiting for these to be back in stock,...

    Patiently waiting for these to be back in stock, I have a hike in VA on the AT that starts on the 26th and want to use my RR....I have it covered for now using a dutch biner and a small continuous...
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    +1 on the Cub - the perfect size for my rather...

    +1 on the Cub - the perfect size for my rather large head! I have several different others including the Black Rock and the Cub always gets packed every time. I used it this past weekend on an...
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    Cuben Fiber Rain Mitts from Luke's...

    Cuben Fiber Rain Mitts from Luke's Ultralight....I've been waiting to pull the trigger on those for a long while!
  26. Winter Sock (and other associated bling) ordered!...

    Winter Sock (and other associated bling) ordered! :boggle:
  27. Dutch, any update on when the 11' Winter Sock is...

    Dutch, any update on when the 11' Winter Sock is going to be available again?
  28. I am looking forward to a full 11' sock. I've...

    I am looking forward to a full 11' sock. I've used an old Warbonnet 10' sock for the past couple of years and while it works, it's not optimal for an 11' hammock. The amazing thing is how well...
  29. I have 13 hammocks so far (no Dream Hammock yet,...

    I have 13 hammocks so far (no Dream Hammock yet, though) and I can tell you that my WW BIAS goes on every hike with me. I just can't seem to find anything that is more comfortable than that.
  30. I just installed my first set this afternoon on a...

    I just installed my first set this afternoon on a WW Bias. I "re-purposed" a set of older whoopie slings to do it, and that saved me a good bit of time. My first impression was "man these things...
  31. Just ordered a couple of pairs - always looking...

    Just ordered a couple of pairs - always looking for a new way to hang! :)

    Sweeper
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    Awesome video, thanks for sharing!

    Awesome video, thanks for sharing!
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    I hung using pads for a several years before the...

    I hung using pads for a several years before the Jack's came out with their first UQ. I still have those DIY pads and occasionally use them for augmenting on really cold nights, they work well. ...
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    Finally got to hang mine today for the first...

    Finally got to hang mine today for the first time. I too found that you need a thicker pad, an 1.5" Thermarest didn't provide me with any structural support, so I went with a larger version...
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    Mine just came in the mail! No time to set it up...

    Mine just came in the mail! No time to set it up right now, but I hope to get to the hammock lab and set it up soon with pictures! Cool color, it matches one of my old Alpenlite backpacks I have...
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    That's a very important piece of information,...

    That's a very important piece of information, thanks for sharing! Do you think that you'll be able to repair it?
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    I wondered about that tarp, too. I might have to...

    I wondered about that tarp, too. I might have to see about using my Cuben Fiber Tarp with it when I finally get it to reduce the overall weight a bit - if it will work.
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    Still waiting on mine....it's been a monsoon down...

    Still waiting on mine....it's been a monsoon down here in Charleston lately, so I wouldn't be able to set it up anyway for a few days.
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    I haven't gotten mine yet, but am really looking...

    I haven't gotten mine yet, but am really looking forward to it. I think I will wind up shipping it off to Paul and Missy at UQ to see if they will make me custom under quilt for it IF it lays well...
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    My Amok™ Draumr™ hammock from...

    My Amok™ Draumr™ hammock from http://amokequipment.com - it should be very interesting to see if it lays as well as it looks! A little on the heavy side, but when you collect hammocks, ya just gotta...
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    Wish I could have made it up there this...

    Wish I could have made it up there this year....it's been a couple of years since my last one. That may be one of the most awesome spots for a big group hang anywhere on the planet!
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    I slept on buying it last night, and this morning...

    I slept on buying it last night, and this morning decided to pull the trigger. This will be lucky number 13 hammock for me! :boggle: I am doing a Smokies hike in August, so if it gets here in time...
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    I do the same thing using a bias nano buginator,...

    I do the same thing using a bias nano buginator, bias ww, pillow, tq & uq. I just stuff it all in the bottom of my pack and pull it out, hook it up, and flop. I do, however, keep my straps separate...
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    Great video, MM! That is one of my favorite parts...

    Great video, MM! That is one of my favorite parts of the AT to hike....I have lost track of how many times I've done it now and it still amazes me every time! And snow in May does not surprise me at...
  45. Years ago I kept trying to get this section in on...

    Years ago I kept trying to get this section in on a Friday/Saturday in November - I would go after work on a Friday (drive up from ATL) and then hike as far as I could prior to dark, then hang...
  46. BB, you were busting some serious miles! Oh to...

    BB, you were busting some serious miles! Oh to be young and have the knees I used to have...but even then I don't think I could pull close to a 30....20 is my all time record and it about killed me....
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    If you are newbies, you don't want to start at...

    If you are newbies, you don't want to start at Am. SP and hike the approach trail - that's a killer way to start that hike. The idea of doing Woody to the SP is a really good one. I've done that...
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    Great blog, it was very interesting to see your...

    Great blog, it was very interesting to see your progression through your gear and hanging techniques, not to mention staying with the blog. Well done! You managed to compress several years of...
  49. Thread: Pad and uq

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    On a recent hike in SW VA (Dec 28-30) I recently...

    On a recent hike in SW VA (Dec 28-30) I recently used an old 20 degree Speer PeaPod, HG 20 degree UQ and threw in my cut down, 6 Section Z-rest sit pad for grins. It got down to about 19 degrees and...
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    Very nice - I've done a couple of those in years...

    Very nice - I've done a couple of those in years past and it is always a good time. Generally there are a bunch of former thru hikers that come up and ring in the new year - did they show up this...
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