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    The lightest weight. Strapworks is too heavy...

    The lightest weight. Strapworks is too heavy with all their options compared to WB or AE. Where you source it will be key IMO.

    Your other "experiment" arrived last night in time to take it out...
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    Wow, looks more like a tornado. I've always felt...

    Wow, looks more like a tornado. I've always felt (and fortunately not had to try it), that getting out of the hammock and up right against a healthy strong tree would offer the most protection if a...
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    Ditto all of the above! How did you suspend the...

    Ditto all of the above! How did you suspend the camera in front of you while hiking - it was very smooth.
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    Wouldn't a hammock, dry and up off the ground at...

    Wouldn't a hammock, dry and up off the ground at least be a lot safer than ground dwellers from electricity traveling from nearby strikes?
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    The other thing you may want to check out on...

    The other thing you may want to check out on Jeff's site if your hammock does not have it, is a ridgeline. I went several years before I really understood how important that was to the comfort and...
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    SC + mitten hook = 2 grams

    Buliding on previous ideas, I made 3 Tarp Ridegline Reefing cords that weigh 2 grams each. For the BigMamajamba, it seems to only require 3 cords at 6 grams total.

    1. Make loop at each end of...
  7. Thread: donating member

    by Hokie
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    Agree WB can seem "grouchy" and IMO is not a good...

    Agree WB can seem "grouchy" and IMO is not a good site for newbies to understand trail culture as it comes across as unfriendly. HF; on the other hand, is welcoming.
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    Nothing - it remains attached. It is a complete...

    Nothing - it remains attached. It is a complete crack that fits together snuggly without any missing chips. I was going to superglue it but have not gotten around to it. If you decide you want to...
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    Happy birthday WrongTurn! Although you said...

    Happy birthday WrongTurn!

    Although you said sil, if you would like a Generation 3 Deluxe made of spinn instead that I received in February, here is the link to the discussion thread I started...
  10. Thread: SUL hammock

    by Hokie
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    "No tree straps - I figure I'll use sticks to...

    "No tree straps - I figure I'll use sticks to protect the trees from the line in order to save weight."

    Interesting. Although it does not save you weight, your idea raises the question of whether...
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    Best safe + lightweight suspension for rain?

    Having read and tried to understand the advantages and disadvantages of the various suspension systems discussed on HF along with Grizz's outstanding videos, I am still confused on what HF members...
  12. Thread: Warbonnet Yeti

    by Hokie
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    The snaps are for attaching the optional vapor...

    The snaps are for attaching the optional vapor shield that he carries.
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    Good idea!

    Good idea!
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    FYI: Potentially weak D rings on McCatt Ultra

    Sharing an email sent Brian on February 7th. I waited to post this observation here in case he had anything to add which might provide additional insight or suggestions, but have not heard from him...
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    Ditto Opie. For those of us (like me) who are...

    Ditto Opie. For those of us (like me) who are unsure how to make whoopie slings and other things like adjustable ridgelines, he has a lot of selection. Rather than figure it all out, it was nice to...
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    Another factor is whether you are a long distance...

    Another factor is whether you are a long distance backpacker where weight is also a primary consideration. There is a wide variation in weights, but also the ususal trade offs with comfort. The...
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    Sorry, I am a little dense on this. Just to...

    Sorry, I am a little dense on this. Just to clarify - you are saying that you must stay in a shelter unless it is full along the AT? I will be hammocking through the length of the park and do...
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    Any info on the expected weight of the 1.1 Dbl? ...

    Any info on the expected weight of the 1.1 Dbl? Thanks!
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    WB double mods for lightening

    Can the double versions be made lighter by not making them with a whole layer underneath but doing a minimal number of 1.1 "straps" necessary to hold pads underneath? Any advantage to this if it is...
  20. Yes - you guessed it! Also my wife and daughter...

    Yes - you guessed it! Also my wife and daughter to date with other younger kids still interested. Although off topic, appropriate to think about Tech 2 years later - nice ceremonies in Blacksburg...
  21. Apr 17 Ebay list ends : HH 15 oz Racer and HH Hyperlight

    Wanted to alert anyone interested that I have a 15 oz Hennessy Hammock Racer along with a HH Hyperlight listed on Ebay that ends in 2 days.

    Complete descriptions can be found on Ebay.

    Racer...
  22. Sorry I did not see your question before it...

    Sorry I did not see your question before it ended, but as a gear discussion item, these were the only mods I made and simply little pockets for shaving weight by leaving the spreader bars behind. I...
  23. You caught me! :D In colder weather I am using...

    You caught me! :D In colder weather I am using the Gossamer Gear "The One" although not as comfortable as a hammock, the configuration I use is much lighter for the warmth than the hammock set up...
  24. Listed Bear Mtn Bridge Hammock on Ebay if interested

    For anyone interested, I have listed on Ebay the following : "Bear Mountain Bridge (BMB) Hammock - used once - JRB". I find most people prefer the buyer protection of Ebay so list items there, but...
  25. Thanks a lot for fixing!

    Thanks a lot for fixing!
  26. JRB Quilt, Nano Bivy, GG Sleeplight bag, MLD quilt

    Some items from my gear closet are on ebay - ends Wednesday if interested. While I could sell them directly in a place like this, most of you do not know me, so I think ebay works well for buyers in...
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    Thanks - I always prefer to support more local...

    Thanks - I always prefer to support more local and custom businesses. Thanks for the effort.
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    Since I decided a double was a good idea but...

    Since I decided a double was a good idea but wanted to shop around a little, I found The Travel Hammock Double Parachute Nylon Hammock with the same specs available without a coupon for $42 at Amazon...
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    Just to note that this coupon DID NOT work on...

    Just to note that this coupon DID NOT work on February 15th at 10 am in the morning. I just tried to order one but the coupon at check out was listed as expired. It is frustrating when you go...
  30. Thread: Radiantex

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    Was the fabric store a "chain store" that we...

    Was the fabric store a "chain store" that we might find locally?
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    I have been ordering from them for several years...

    I have been ordering from them for several years now and they always treat others as they would like to be treated - fairly, honestly and with great service as noted.
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    Great idea. It is a challenge to find all the...

    Great idea. It is a challenge to find all the info in one place. Produce it electronically and cheaply for one of the e-readers like Kindle or as a downloadable PDF for paypal purchase here.
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