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    WOW! Is that all you used? I fully appreciate the...

    WOW! Is that all you used? I fully appreciate the potential warmth of pads, as earlt on my first really warm night in a hammock, and to this day one of m warmest hammock nights, was the very 1st time...
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    I have often asked the same question. You see one...

    I have often asked the same question. You see one reason why listed above. Still, since WB stopped making them, I have also wondered if he cared if someone else made them. I never asked him. I think...
  3. Well, it just all depends on what other means- if...

    Well, it just all depends on what other means- if any- you use and how far you are pushing your UQ, doesn't it. As always, there are a lot of ways to skin a cold cat.

    However, at least in my...
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    Yes, all very loosely sewn, (wrong word, probably...

    Yes, all very loosely sewn, (wrong word, probably quilted?) each layer added to the previous layers or removed as needed. Only the 1st layer is actually sewn to the shell around the edges, and any...
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    I have the original WB Yeti style which used CS...

    I have the original WB Yeti style which used CS XP. These were also some of the 1st dif cut UQs available, though it is debatable if they were 1st or the JRB MWs. Anyway, as to whether the dif cut...
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    What he said! My hiking in the PNW has been on...

    What he said! My hiking in the PNW has been on both sides of Mt.Baker( with Austin(?) Pass/Baker/Shuksan and a summit of Baker) and Hoh River in the Olympics. This was at least equally spectacular to...
  7. Can you just measure the loft( after it has been...

    Can you just measure the loft( after it has been unpacked by several days). If the loft is about equal to the factory specs, buy it if the price is reasonable.
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    I hate to hear this, I had high hopes for treated...

    I hate to hear this, I had high hopes for treated down. I need to go take a look at my JRB treated down TQ, I had not noticed such. But I have heard complaints of voids in the fill with regular down...
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    That right there. Can you compress those quilts...

    That right there. Can you compress those quilts any further? (though you might not want to) Can you almost get one of those quilts into the Marmot bag? If your TQ and or UQ EACH weighs about the same...
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    Are you quite comfortable in your hammock when...

    Are you quite comfortable in your hammock when lounging? At least as comfy as when in bed? If so, then your hang angle or length/brand/width of hammock probably have little to do with it. It's...
  11. You beat me to it. My first trip there was a 30...

    You beat me to it. My first trip there was a 30 day hike in June 85. (well over 1 foot of snow with 24F low on June 27th!)...
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    Please be careful, trees are dangerous

    Just a reminder of what we should all know already. But the reminder can't be overdone for us as who on earth spends more time under trees than HF members?

    I already knew 2 people killed by trees...
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    1st I've heard of this problem with treated down,...

    1st I've heard of this problem with treated down, will need to keep an eye on this.
  14. The Grizzly incident (in Yellowstone a few years...

    The Grizzly incident (in Yellowstone a few years back) I posted about earlier would be an exception to the "no 2nd chance" rule generally in use, unfortunately. That bear got a 2nd and maybe a 3rd...
  15. A few years back, there was a fatality via sow...

    A few years back, there was a fatality via sow Griz(with cubs) out in Yellowstone. There were at least a few here that felt the bear shold not be put down and should just be left alone, because a sow...
  16. Thread: HHSS

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    Have you seen these?...

    Have you seen these?
    http://hennessyhammock.com/index.php/media/singlevid/4_season_insulation_system_part_1_-_undercover_instructions#content
    http://hennessyhammock.com/media/C38/#content
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    Over optimistic? I seriously doubt it, unless you...

    Over optimistic? I seriously doubt it, unless you are QUITE cold natured. Have you ever slept in similar temps and insulation on the ground? If so, cold? Warm? I have only taken a 6 oz CS XP(not even...
  18. Thread: pea pod?

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    LOL, weight weeny and "aint no way I'm spending"...

    LOL, weight weeny and "aint no way I'm spending" are often mutually exclusive! Also, get an idea of what to try to rig up DIY from these pics, this is what you are trying to copy with a DIY bag/pod...
  19. Thread: pea pod?

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    To get back to your OP, the answer is: Yes, it...

    To get back to your OP, the answer is: Yes, it can work incredibly well. But you may have to fool with this and that to get it optimized. I doubt it gets very cold often in KS in Sept, but I don't...
  20. Thread: pea pod?

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    I have never used a bag/pod conversion. I always...

    I have never used a bag/pod conversion. I always flatter myself by at least hoping I may have been one of many to influence Shug(and Turk) to look into pods, maybe. Hopefully. But Shug and 4Dog and...
  21. I experienced a similar accident with my...

    I experienced a similar accident with my traditional Down Peapod a few years back, when a tarp stake came loose during blowing rain, while I was not out there to correct it. And much like you, I was...
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    Cost is the Jarbidge's main advantage, but will...

    Cost is the Jarbidge's main advantage, but will it really save you $77? (I can't get the 3 season price to show at the web site) And you have already stated the disadvantage. I don't think there...
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    elcome from MS by way of Phoenix(Glendale...

    elcome from MS by way of Phoenix(Glendale actually) and Flagstaff!

    People speak very highly of these, not very high $, you will have to choose various options like ridgelines, suspension etc:...
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    Also you have to stop struggling with blankets...

    Also you have to stop struggling with blankets and sleeping bags, that does not help. Try unzipping your bag and using it as a quilt. What are you using for back warmth?
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    I have done this twice in 8 to 9 years, plus once...

    I have done this twice in 8 to 9 years, plus once when I did not have my cinch buckle straight and did a slow ride to the ground after sitting in the hammock.

    Both other times were when returning...
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    Same as above but a UL model and a HHSS for the...

    Same as above but a UL model and a HHSS for the bottom which I had no understanding about how to use. And 1st night ever was 22F. Froze, could not get fully inside sleeping bag, abandoned hammock for...
  27. Great report, Nojope! Good old Schnebly Hill Rd...

    Great report, Nojope! Good old Schnebly Hill Rd and vista, I remember it well! I also remember May snows in that area. If any one remembers the old Chevy Chase Vacation movie, the 1st one where they...
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    Yeah, me too, though he could also have other...

    Yeah, me too, though he could also have other hammocks.
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    It probably all depends on what else is in the...

    It probably all depends on what else is in the permethrin. I have had something that looked kind of like a greasy spot show up on some things like a nylon hammock. If memory serves, I was using...
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    You lay one or both( smaller one top most...

    You lay one or both( smaller one top most centered on kidneys/lower back/butt) on top of the original pad, with space blanket on top of all of them. Maybe at least doubles the thickness right where...
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    I don't know that he will be going back to...

    I don't know that he will be going back to ground, but rather back to bed. @Diagonal, are you sleeping in a Brazilian Organic Merlot Family hammock?
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    Is it even possible to beat the above? Someone...

    Is it even possible to beat the above? Someone might match it, maybe, but unlikely to be beat. We also need to consider that they almost always have(seems to me anyway) whatever they sell in stock,...
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    It really is not much of an issue. I have not...

    It really is not much of an issue. I have not seen the GLock, but I suppose the shockcord is pretty much like on my Yeti: the loop of cord ties in a knot on one end, with or without a cord lock. So...
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    Yep, top notch!

    Yep, top notch!
  35. I would go with the cold thing. I had a ton of...

    I would go with the cold thing. I had a ton of trouble with this when I first started, and I also had a lot of trouble keeping my back warm. I think a lower back or body temp even a few degrees lower...
  36. I'm pretty sure it was WCC where I 1st came down...

    I'm pretty sure it was WCC where I 1st came down with a case of poison oak(or Ivy maybe, but probably oak out there. ) . 1st time I ever got it, at about age 34-35, after a lifetime of roaming the...
  37. Welcome, one without valves! It's been 30 years...

    Welcome, one without valves! It's been 30 years since I lived in Flagstaff and Phoenix before that, but I remember West Clear Creek being a beautiful place. Just keep an eye out for poison Oak!
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    WOW! What kind of bike is that and what kind of...

    WOW! What kind of bike is that and what kind of tires? I used to mountain bike off road years ago and I have really been wanting to get back into it.

    As I said earlier, Explorer UL bottom entry...
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    Ditto all of that. The problem with any...

    Ditto all of that. The problem with any recommendations from any of us is that, IMO, it's kind of like asking me to recommend the most comfortable pair of shoes for you based on what is comfy on my...
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    Wow! Sorry to hear about all of that. My 7+ years...

    Wow! Sorry to hear about all of that. My 7+ years old Claytor No Net remains one of my fav hammocks, and still using the original suspension. There are a few others here(not many but some) that rate...
  41. Hooray! Slumbering away is a good thing!

    Hooray! Slumbering away is a good thing!
  42. Is the OP asking about the dunes down in NM near...

    Is the OP asking about the dunes down in NM near Cloudcroft(Atomic Bomb test site) or the one across the northern NM border in Colorado's Sangre de Cristos??
  43. I know, it is hard for me to logically make my...

    I know, it is hard for me to logically make my claim. I am fairly broad shouldered. And the JRBs I use have considerably less shoulder room- especially my deep original model- than the WBRR that gave...
  44. Oh, sorry, poor wording on my part I guess,...

    Oh, sorry, poor wording on my part I guess, because I guess that info about how beneficial pads were for you eliminating calf pressure resulted in in me wanting to point back to bridge hammocks....
  45. It is all such an individual thing IMO, and just...

    It is all such an individual thing IMO, and just hard to say. As has been said, try one out at a hang or with Punk as above.

    But here is the thing about trying one out: it can take time. Years...
  46. Well, this still gets us back to bridge hammocks,...

    Well, this still gets us back to bridge hammocks, but I think pads work mighty fine in a dbl layer bridge. And there is something to be said for that approach, even though calf pressure is already...
  47. Thanks for all the comments, everyone! You...

    Thanks for all the comments, everyone!


    You should quit, unless of course you don't want too! I guess the saving grace about all of this is it is not the most expensive hobby in the world. We...
  48. A favorite hammock at last? Maybe! Switchback!

    I started hanging in 06 on a trip to WY's Wind River Mountains with my brand new HH Explorer UL and HHSS. Loved it then, still a big fan of that combo now. During the 8 or 9 years since, I became...
  49. Welcome! Must be fun hanging where there's a...

    Welcome! Must be fun hanging where there's a bright, golden haze on the meadow, and the corn is as high as an elephant's eye, and all the sounds of the earth are like music!
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    Thanks for that, it brings back memories! I never...

    Thanks for that, it brings back memories! I never hiked Bell Canyon, but your pics remind me of a bunch of Wasatch canyon hiking I did, including some waterfalls! But that was before my hanging days.
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