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    Below is a link to Scout Pioneering website. The...

    Below is a link to Scout Pioneering website. The scouts use many different types of anchors. Maybe you can find one adaptable to your purpose.
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    Not to long ago I was in the market for Snake...

    Not to long ago I was in the market for Snake Skins and had the same question. Ultimately I went with the single piece. It is slightly lighter (one less shock cord and cord lock). I went with the...
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    Looking at your previous post, you have Zero...

    Looking at your previous post, you have Zero degree UQ and a 20 degree TQ so you should be fine at 30 degrees or so. I use a Bear Mountain Bridge and I have never been cold, except my nose. I...
  4. Too hot... see you in the fall/winter.

    Too hot... see you in the fall/winter.
  5. @cmc4free. I went back out and was playing around...

    @cmc4free. I went back out and was playing around some more. Today we are having 15 to 20 mph winds, which makes things interesting, but it also revealed something; even with only 60 inches between...
  6. Thanks cmc4free, that is helpful. I tested out a...

    Thanks cmc4free, that is helpful. I tested out a pole mod with my existing 10x10 Etowah tarp, and while it works, it is less than optimal. The distance between the "corner tie outs" is only 60...
  7. Tarp with doors and internal pole mod

    I am looking for a tarp to put over my JRB Bear Mountain Bridge. My concern is the spreader bars. The distance between the spreader bars is about 89 inches. That means the corner tie outs, not...
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    It is tricky. I monitor the Southwest, Midwest...

    It is tricky. I monitor the Southwest, Midwest and Southeast and I have been to one hang in each. The longest drive was about 9 hours. It's worth it to me though. Unfortunately my hanging season is...
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    @dbolster24. One last thing. Most mold takes 48...

    @dbolster24. One last thing. Most mold takes 48 to 72 hours to start growing (with very few exceptions). I think the advice to check you gear storage area is good advice.

    PS. There may be some...
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    Warm soapy water is the best thing to clean off...

    Warm soapy water is the best thing to clean off mold, no matter what the surface is.
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    If you want a guaranteed flat lay and weight is...

    If you want a guaranteed flat lay and weight is not an issue, have you considered a bridge hammock?
  12. I was always told that Scotch is an acquired...

    I was always told that Scotch is an acquired taste. I spent significant time trying to acquire it while drinking cheap Scotch, but I remained uncomfortable. I finally drank some good Scotch and I was...
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    Welcome! It sounds like you're so new you don't...

    Welcome! It sounds like you're so new you don't know what you don't know. I recommend watching Shug's series for newbies and reading the Stickies to start.
  14. It's going to be a shame when your daughter gets...

    It's going to be a shame when your daughter gets back and finds out she no longer has a dog. So sad. Oh well, her loss is our gain.
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    Looks like in the Smokies its not HYOH, it's You...

    Looks like in the Smokies its not HYOH, it's You will hike the hike I tell you to hike.
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    You forgot the therapeutic fire.

    You forgot the therapeutic fire.
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    You may also want to look into the retractable...

    You may also want to look into the retractable sunshades that are typically use on RVs. They can also be attached to a house. No posts would be needed, except maybe to hang the hammock on. You could...
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    My concern is the size (16x8). I have a 10x10...

    My concern is the size (16x8). I have a 10x10 Canopy set up most of the year and it is under full shade, like, never. I recommend you check sun angles at the location you plan to install it and...
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    There is also a group hang coming up near you....

    There is also a group hang coming up near you. Its a good chance to meet some locals and see a bunch of different setups.
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  20. My brand new Hammock Stand. No innovations....

    My brand new Hammock Stand. No innovations. Pretty much the same as everybody else's
    173613.

    I put the strap over the bar, using the s-hook as a stopper. Should be less stress on the hook and...
  21. I'm thinking wrap the tree is CCF under the...

    I'm thinking wrap the tree is CCF under the webbing, then paint whichever webbing you decide on. The UV will attack the paint first.
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    I couldn't find a camo loofah... bummer.

    I couldn't find a camo loofah... bummer.
  23. This is decidedly low tech, and a bit ugly, but I...

    This is decidedly low tech, and a bit ugly, but I use two safety pins, a loop of cord and some duct tape. Pin one safety pin thru the duct tape and stick it to the offending pillow. then attach...
  24. There appears to be NO sunspots. ...

    There appears to be NO sunspots.

    https://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/sunspots/
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    @cmoulder. I like your pack. I thought it was a...

    @cmoulder. I like your pack. I thought it was a picture of an owl at first. Nice camo.
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    The question is then, where do you put your butt?

    The question is then, where do you put your butt?
  27. Ol' Wooly- organizer for life.... AYE!!!

    Ol' Wooly- organizer for life.... AYE!!!
  28. I'm bringing a chicken enchilada casserole type...

    I'm bringing a chicken enchilada casserole type thing. Not quite sure how I'll heat it up because I do not have a proper cast iron dutch oven, but I will improvise. It should feed 5 to 6 people.
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  29. Ol' wooly it sounds like you need to go hang in...

    Ol' wooly it sounds like you need to go hang in the corner for a while.
  30. What time does this party get started?

    What time does this party get started?
  31. The forecasts I'm looking at say it might be...

    The forecasts I'm looking at say it might be quite windy on Saturday.
  32. In this situation a strategic retreat was...

    In this situation a strategic retreat was definitely in order. I made it home just 3 hours before the snow hit at 2am. I love these HF hangs; I get to meet such nice and interesting folks! And the...
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    VB update: Near my back woods hanging spot a...

    VB update:

    Near my back woods hanging spot a 12 inch oak tree generously gave up its life so I could replenish the fire pit wood supply (the tree volunteered and fell on its own).

    Temp 30...
  34. I want to try the 'more sag' idea, but I'm afraid...

    I want to try the 'more sag' idea, but I'm afraid it will add too much to the pack weight (I'll have to tote along a tall friend to set the tree straps) :shades:
  35. That's a pretty good solution. At this point it...

    That's a pretty good solution. At this point it seems like it will be a bit big, but if I find I need a bigger pillow, I will use this option. Thank you.
  36. Sounds like the pillow may be my solution. I did...

    Sounds like the pillow may be my solution. I did use a stuff sack with my puffy stuffed in on one backpacking trip and it did solve the problem. Truthfully, I sort of forgot about it because when I...
  37. My test area is the same two trees in my back...

    My test area is the same two trees in my back woods, but there are no fixed points. The property has a good slope so determining if the foot end is high enough can be an issue. I think the foot...
  38. Thanks for the quick reply Shug. I have tried...

    Thanks for the quick reply Shug. I have tried that, as well as lengthening my SRL, shortening it, and going without a SRL. At this point I'm wondering if its my hammock (Dutchware netless 1.6 Hexon)....
  39. Requesting assistance from folks who have conquered calf ridge

    Its time for me to renew my fight with calf ridge. I have a JRB BMBH and I couldnít be happier, but having said that, I still want to try to make a GE work for me.

    Iím curious if anyone has...
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    What Olpappy documented is right in line with...

    What Olpappy documented is right in line with what I experienced. I had to laugh at the end of post 52 where he said he was easily chilled once he got home and took the VB off. I experienced the...
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    @BillyBob58. The test: The temperature (48...

    @BillyBob58. The test: The temperature (48 degrees) is probably well above the usefullness of VB's, except in certain situations. What are those situations? Who knows, that's why we continue to test....
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    @cmoulder. I just checked and there are over...

    @cmoulder. I just checked and there are over 5,200 views, so hopefully some folks are getting something out of this (or maybe just cringing in fear of the lunatics and putting us on some kind of...
  43. I have the 1/2 inch mule tape and it never hurt...

    I have the 1/2 inch mule tape and it never hurt my trees, even using the same trees many times. Having said that, public lands have rules that we should obey so they do not prohibit hanging...
  44. That is exactly what I used when on my own...

    That is exactly what I used when on my own property. Tree straps should be used on the various public lands.

    When using the straps I made a Marlin Spike Hitch, then used the mule tape as if the...
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    These results seem to indicate there is at least...

    These results seem to indicate there is at least a range where the VB is self regulating. Didn't Jack Stephenson write that once the micro climate inside the VB hits 100% RH that you will stop...
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    More VB goodness. This morning I was cleaning...

    More VB goodness.

    This morning I was cleaning about 4 inches of ice and snow off of my truck. It was about 25 degrees and I was wearing regular uninsulated mechanix gloves. By the time I was done...
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    As Andymc alluded to, get some snake skins for...

    As Andymc alluded to, get some snake skins for your tarp. I finally got one (from Dutchware, mesh, one piece, but many vendors sell them). I don't even bother wrapping up the corner guy lines and...
  48. I like doors for two reasons. First, you can't...

    I like doors for two reasons. First, you can't always pick which direction you are pitched in. There are only so many suitably distanced tree pairs, or you want a certain view, or all the good trees...
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    The only thing I have concerns with is where you...

    The only thing I have concerns with is where you say to put the “damp layers over that (the VB) with the shell over those and then the puffies, …” My thinking is, as your body heats up the layers...
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    Suspension has two straps; tie one end one way...

    Suspension has two straps; tie one end one way and the other end another way, hang overnight and see what you like best.
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