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    I have 6' tie outs on the corners which work for...

    I have 6' tie outs on the corners which work for porch mode most of the time. When it's nice out, porch mode makes for better air circulation and keeps me dry in a light rain.

    On the doors I have...
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    I'm going to be hanging on the AT the weekend of...

    I'm going to be hanging on the AT the weekend of April 23-24 with a couple of ground dwellers somewhere between Hightower gap and Woody gap. We have not finalized the trip yet but am aiming for a...
  3. If my house was not going to be full of friends...

    If my house was not going to be full of friends and family...
  4. Interesting. I think a hammock site should have a...

    Interesting. I think a hammock site should have a couple of trees and between the trees the ground should be clear of rocks, limbs, stumps, or anything that would increases the likelihood of injury...
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    I have a Blackbird, but since getting the...

    I have a Blackbird, but since getting the Half-Wit, the blackbird has not been in my backpack. The extra 6" of length, half the weight of the Blackbird, and the fabric make the difference on the...
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    Hiked all over Cohutta 10+ years ago. Fantastic...

    Hiked all over Cohutta 10+ years ago. Fantastic hiking for a family. We did a 3 day with our friends and their girls (ages 6 and 8 at the time I think) and had a great time. No kidding about the...
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    I hiked the approach trail twice last year. First...

    I hiked the approach trail twice last year. First time in the spring with a couple of 30 year-olds with 35 lb. packs and then in the fall with a guy I backpack with in the White Mountains and he had...
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    If this is going to be your first overnight in a...

    If this is going to be your first overnight in a hammock, I would hesitate to drop $200 on an UQ too. See if you can borrow a rig from someone for a night to see if you like it. It took my about 5...
  9. I did this with my 20* Phoenix and had the same...

    I did this with my 20* Phoenix and had the same negative experience. It was dark when I set up and it wasn't until the morning when I could see what was wrong. My newer 40* Phoenix has an HG tag at...
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    Stop you! I am much more likely to push you......

    Stop you! I am much more likely to push you... Check my tagline :)
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    It's always exciting to have a package on the way...

    It's always exciting to have a package on the way from Dutch! Enjoy!
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    I like the head end to be about 8" lower than the...

    I like the head end to be about 8" lower than the foot end. Two reasons: 1) no calf ridge and 2) my feet don't fall over the side of the hammock.

    I, like SilvrSurfr, like my tree straps that the...
  13. I have felt cold down my back when I had the top...

    I have felt cold down my back when I had the top and bottom of the quilt pulled too tight so it was bunching up too much. Also not having the quilt pulled up against my back (in one area it was...
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    I have never got wet in my Half-Wit with my...

    I have never got wet in my Half-Wit with my Hammock Gear Standard. I know Cuben is out of your reach and that is cool, but when you have a tarp with doors, you don't have to stress as much looking...
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    I was a stuff sack guy, but having eliminated as...

    I was a stuff sack guy, but having eliminated as many stuffs sacks as I could, I just stuff.

    Zpacks Arc Blast, Cuben pack liner, sleeping cloths, UQ, TQ, hammock (in double-ended cuben stuff...
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    I have used the Dutch bar method and there is...

    I have used the Dutch bar method and there is some movement when someone is moving around, but that's one of the things I like about hammocks. It does put the little one closet to the ground than...
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    I'm 6'2" and don't think it would be much...

    I'm 6'2" and don't think it would be much different if I were 6'4". It is more of a 3/4 quilt than a 2/3 quilt length so it should get at least to your calves, then the foot pad (in my case toros...
  18. Glad to hear it! I love my Burrow 20 in M50....

    Glad to hear it! I love my Burrow 20 in M50. Light and warm.
  19. 70* in the house with the 40* is my problem and...

    70* in the house with the 40* is my problem and why I am looking for a 50*. Outside too at 70* with the 40* quilt, I too kick it off. Not so good when you have set up in the rain and the ground under...
  20. I know I can't do all days, but the weekend is...

    I know I can't do all days, but the weekend is looking likely! It has been a long time since I have been up in the neck fo the piney woods. It would be good to get over there again.
  21. :) Going wide may help when on the...

    :)

    Going wide may help when on the ground/floor. :scared: In the hammock, the standard width seems adequate although I sometimes will feel a draft on my back when I roll to my side when it is cold...
  22. My Burrow 20 and 40 have the sewn footbox and...

    My Burrow 20 and 40 have the sewn footbox and seems to be about 24 inches deep on me (I am 6' 2"). It comes up just above mid thigh with their long quilts.

    I have not had much luck in practice...
  23. Looks like one vote for the snap foot box on the...

    Looks like one vote for the snap foot box on the 50. Anyone else have experience with this foot box?
  24. Top quilt foot box: sewn closed, snap, or sewn and strung?

    I am looking forward to a 50 Burrow and am looking for input on your favorite way to deal with the foot end. I have a 20 and 40 Burrows and both have sewn and closed foot boxes. I have 20 and 40...
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    I had a bit of the learning curve with my 20...

    I had a bit of the learning curve with my 20 Phoenix underquilt. With a little tinkering and playing with the suspension, I have not had any problems into the 20s. I hope you enjoy your new quilt! I...
  26. Mine had a hole put in it while at Scout Land in...

    Mine had a hole put in it while at Scout Land in GA. It was a little bigger than my thumb and looks to have been made by a stick, though no stick was hung up in in or around the tarp.

    I sent the...
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    I have both and I would go long. Good choice.

    I have both and I would go long. Good choice.
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    Glad everyone was good. Any hang you walk away...

    Glad everyone was good. Any hang you walk away from is a good one!

    Best possible scenario for a tree falling in the woods - not on anyone! I am always looking for "widow makers" and healthy...
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    I hadn't thought of going into the ceiling with...

    I hadn't thought of going into the ceiling with the eye bolts. I went into the the studs and so far no problems and it has been a couple of years. I guess weight could make a difference and my walls...
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    Enjoyed the video!

    Enjoyed the video!
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    Glad to hear it's working up there with the mega...

    Glad to hear it's working up there with the mega bugs! I ordered my Half-Wit today. Can't wait to see how it holds up to the GA skeeters.
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    Glad to hear of your great service. I ordered...

    Glad to hear of your great service.

    I ordered a Half-Wit and some other bling at 12:14 PM today and got "Your order shipped today" email at1:51 PM. The Elves are working at the speed of light up...
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    How well does it work on the trial? Any problems...

    How well does it work on the trial? Any problems with things getting tangled up?
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    I was looking to do a similar hike this fall with...

    I was looking to do a similar hike this fall with a friend (ground dweller), so this may work out for me. I would likely only have 5 days available, but would love to do 10. 5 days should get me to...
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    Scout Camp us know for testing the outer limits...

    Scout Camp us know for testing the outer limits of all gear!

    I carry one of those "hang your pack on the tree things with made with a Dutch hook and think of it as a backup tarp ridgeline extender...
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    I look at the overall weight picture. My base...

    I look at the overall weight picture. My base pack weight, back in the day, was 32 lbs. without food, fuel, or water. That was a ground setup and I was carrying 1/2 of a 2 person tent.

    Now I am...
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    Loki: My wife has a Ridgerunner and that is one...

    Loki: My wife has a Ridgerunner and that is one well built hammock.
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    6 months in the woods is certainly a long time...

    6 months in the woods is certainly a long time for any piece of gear and looking at a hammock like a pair of hiking shoes, a new one every 2 months along with a new pair of shoes doesn't sound...
  39. Same thing, different color. From Samson:...

    Same thing, different color.

    From Samson: http://www.samsonrope.com/Pages/Product.aspx?ProductID=811

    Dutch has it in Red, Yellow and Gray. I don't why they call just call it by the color to...
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    Welcome to the ti side. Dutch has cookies.

    Welcome to the ti side. Dutch has cookies.
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    How is the durability on the 1.2 PolyD? I am...

    How is the durability on the 1.2 PolyD? I am 170-175 pounds. I know the website notes a 200 lbs. max.

    I love the brick red and would love to save a few of ounces off my Warbonnet Blackbird.
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  42. I am seriously thinking one of these will be my...

    I am seriously thinking one of these will be my next hammock. I have an 11" PolyD that I was thinking of getting a bug net for when the Half Wit came out. I use my Warbonnet Blackbird in the buggy...
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    Very cool. I like having good verity of colors....

    Very cool. I like having good verity of colors. Makes things more fun!
  44. Thanks for posting the video! I was interested...

    Thanks for posting the video!

    I was interested in how the hammock would do with the black flies. I have hiked and lived with those bugs and they can be relentless. Great to see the concept worked....
  45. I was trying to lighten my load and increased...

    I was trying to lighten my load and increased comfort when I first looked at hammocks. The HH were a bit on the heavy side and I wanted more tarp coverage.

    I like to hike in the Whites in NH and...
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    I do love the shelf in my BB. Staking it out is...

    I do love the shelf in my BB. Staking it out is not that big a deal. I just stretch the bungee cord to one of my tarps stakes. I don't like getting in and out, especially if it is hung close to the...
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    I started with a BB and am 6'1.5" and 170 lbs....

    I started with a BB and am 6'1.5" and 170 lbs. Having got an 11' PolyD from dutch, I only reach for the WBBB when I know there will be bugs about. The 11' just feels better. I am thinking of a...
  48. I do the same with some little plastic hooks I...

    I do the same with some little plastic hooks I got from Dutch. They hook on either the loop in the shock cord from the other door or to the D ring on the corner of the door.
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    My HG 20* no overstuff M50 TQ is 17.6 oz in a...

    My HG 20* no overstuff M50 TQ is 17.6 oz in a Granite Gear 7 Liter Event stuff sack. It easily fits in there and it can be squeezed down smaller.

    My Mountain Hardware 45* Lamina (synthetic)...
  50. I hope the kid bounces back quickly and gets back...

    I hope the kid bounces back quickly and gets back out to the woods with his dad who is truly amazing.

    Last year we were at Fort Mountain in N. Georgia and a bear came through our campsite (state...
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