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    I think the real distinction is weight. If I am...

    I think the real distinction is weight. If I am not going very far, or car camping, sure I will bring a tarp with doors AND the kitchen sink. If I am backpacking, I will most likely save the 10+...
  2. Thread: Unique hangs

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    Nice hang. You downtown? Check out Smokey D's...

    Nice hang. You downtown? Check out Smokey D's BBQ (13th and Locust), or Court Ave Brewing Company for a pint. Some of my old stomping grounds! I got some trad climbing gear from a friend this...
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    Just got the tarp yesterday and pitched it in my...

    Just got the tarp yesterday and pitched it in my basement (because I was being lazy). I apologize for the lack of light, but you get the idea. This thing is HUGE! I really like how there are d...
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    Haha, you won't get scolded around here for not...

    Haha, you won't get scolded around here for not exhausting every search query before posting. Although, I have always considered my syle to be Drunken Master Kung-fu (search "drunken master jackie...
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    Welcome! This place is a wealth of knowledge...

    Welcome! This place is a wealth of knowledge with some of the nicest folks on any internet forum that I have been a part of. Time to start getting your systems sorted for the AT. Have a fun...
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    Hike #3 on this page is the one I was talking...

    Hike #3 on this page is the one I was talking about:
    http://www.pmags.com/backpacking-loops-%E2%80%93-mags-favorites#lost-creek-wilderness-loop
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    Winter Hanging tips

    There has been some chatter recently regarding winter camping, and I thought this would be a good opportunity to do a little brain dump on this subject. I have been winter camping for most of my...
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    +1 in 3 season trips I have been foregoing...

    +1 in 3 season trips I have been foregoing another fire starter sometimes because the alcohol on some tinder works soooo well.
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    I didn't see any down in Estes, but they are...

    I didn't see any down in Estes, but they are definitely down low somewhere this time of year.
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    Oh, and going to be posting a trip report soon...

    Oh, and going to be posting a trip report soon from my trip last weekend to Rocky Mountain National Park. Another reason is the stars are soooo good in winter. Here is a taste:...
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    Once you have a system that works for you, and...

    Once you have a system that works for you, and you can be comfortable, winter hanging/camping has a lot of benefits over summer. Some of these are more relevant to Colorado than elsewhere, but some...
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    When I do tent/cowboy camp, I put my sleeping pad...

    When I do tent/cowboy camp, I put my sleeping pad inside the top quilt. To keep everything sealed tight. The biggest issues I have going to ground with my Burrow 20 top quilt is keeping a good seal...
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    I have been using the yellow zing it for more and...

    I have been using the yellow zing it for more and more uses. Great line and plenty strong for almost all uses other than suspension. I do use a reflective cord for my guy-outs off of the tarp. For...
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    At some point I needed to just make a decision...

    At some point I needed to just make a decision and stop ogling over all the tarp options. Pulled the trigger on the SLD designs yesterday afternoon and Jared just confirmed my shipping address this...
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    I think you definitely need to make a distinction...

    I think you definitely need to make a distinction on how far, in hours, you are willing to travel from DIA to the trail-head. While Crested Butte, Telluride, and Durango are some of my favorite...
  16. Like you said; Can't go wrong with either vendor....

    Like you said; Can't go wrong with either vendor. I don't have experience with the dream hammocks, but have been looking at them for a while. I do love my BBXLC. The foot box really flattens the...
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    Great job doing your research ahead of time. ...

    Great job doing your research ahead of time. Looks like you planned well. Welcome to the forums.
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    Thanks for the input. Adding the door kit later...

    Thanks for the input. Adding the door kit later was my thought when I purchased the Mamajamba, but I am steering away from that because I already have one tear in my Mamajamba, I don't think the...
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    Winter Tarp Options

    So I am about ready to pull the trigger on a winter tarp with doors, and thought I would bounce some questions off the hammocking masses. I currently only have a Big Mamajamba tarp, which covers a...
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    Think of the under-quilt as a replacement for...

    Think of the under-quilt as a replacement for your sleeping pad, and not a replacement for your sleeping bag. A bag or top quilt is still necessary for comfort, but you can just start with using...
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    Nice! Knowledge is always your best piece of...

    Nice! Knowledge is always your best piece of gear. For material items my favorites are my HG 20 degree Phoenix Under-quilt, WBBXL, and zing-it/tarp flyz.
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    UQ

    +1 on the under-quilts as well. CBS (Cold butt syndrome) is generally the first challenge people have to work through with regards to their hammock systems. What that means is you get waaay colder...
  23. +1 on this. I think no one has done a full...

    +1 on this.

    I think no one has done a full climbing anchor because it is a bit over-kill for most. Much simpler to do the above.
  24. Let me start by saying that I love my 20 degree...

    Let me start by saying that I love my 20 degree burrow and phoenix, and hammock gear is the bees nees. With that being said, I don't think the burrow is the best quilt for going to ground, nor do I...
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    Trip Ideas

    Pretty much all of Colorado will not be ready to backpack in March. Unless you go to the Southern desert zone or something, and maybe not even there. I will actually be skiing RMNP in March. Plus...
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    I use the Metolius FS Mini Biner's. Light,...

    I use the Metolius FS Mini Biner's. Light, small, and full climbing strength. Have you thought about just using slap straps inside? I'm not sure what everyone is using for their permanent hang...
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    It is a very common problem these days, especially in the ski touring segment. More people are becoming weight conscious, which makes weight a higher priority for the manufacturer. Now the "Weight...
  28. Thread: Dabbler

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    Welcome to the addiction (and the site). I think...

    Welcome to the addiction (and the site). I think you are on the right train of thought that hammock camping might help tie your other interests together. Great for getting an early start on...
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    The area I keep coming back to in in the front...

    The area I keep coming back to in in the front range (near Denver) is the Lost Creek Wilderness. There would be many different options for loops. Late summer is a great time for this area.
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    I second using the sawyer squeeze bags as flasks....

    I second using the sawyer squeeze bags as flasks. Lately, I have been filling it with tin cup whiskey. Very smooth! For those who bring a camp stool. I am not a big fan of not having a back rest. So...
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    I would stay clear of the Conundrum Creek trail...

    I would stay clear of the Conundrum Creek trail that heads to the hot springs below Maroon Bells. Did that two summers ago and there were more than 100 people 10 miles and 2100 vertical feet in! ...
  32. Thread: Colorado???

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    I hit up the Lost Creek Wilderness last weekend...

    I hit up the Lost Creek Wilderness last weekend despite my better judgement based on the weather forecast. Lots of Rain. Rained Friday night on the way in. Rained Saturday from 4pm-3am. Once we...
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    If I had an accurate scale of course I would...

    If I had an accurate scale of course I would weigh them myself. It does not have the weight listed for the BBXLC without the bugnet on the Warbonnet website. But thanks for the replies.
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    Which is lighter?

    So now that I have more than one Warbonnet Hammock to backpack with (BB and BBXLC both in double 1.1) the question is, which one is lighter? To be specific I would probably backpack with the BBXLC...
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    +2 I think people overuse prussiks on this forum...

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    I think people overuse prussiks on this forum when a klemheist would be superior in most situations (like on a CRL). Prussik is designed to be able to handle a load from both sides of the main...
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    I generally camp all four seasons in the high...

    I generally camp all four seasons in the high alpine above 7000ft. I can handle blizzards, freezing rain, fog, heat, but I agree with you that wind is the biggest pain for hammockers. Also, "just...
  37. Just tested my right hand is 38 degrees and my...

    Just tested my right hand is 38 degrees and my left is 31. My right thumb joint has been injured many times skiing so I have a large calcium deposit. So my thumb doesn't open that much. Haha. I...
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    Same offer here on a 1.1 DBL. If anyone wants...

    Same offer here on a 1.1 DBL. If anyone wants the old design, I will swap plus cash to get the new design in the 1.1dbl. Mine is in perfect condition.
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    Yeah, I just followed Shug's video. If I was car...

    Yeah, I just followed Shug's video. If I was car or winter camping a full underquilt would be nice, but for 3 season backpacking I like the 3/4 with the foot box reflectix pad. I cut a slit in...
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    Hammocking is absolutely ideal in the Bdubs...

    Hammocking is absolutely ideal in the Bdubs during the spring/summer/fall. I'm sure you had a good first hang!
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    Test both of your kits on a shorter jaunt first. ...

    Test both of your kits on a shorter jaunt first. Don't bring anything you are not 100% sure you will use. BEAR MACE, know how to use it, and keep it handy at all times. Should be a great time!
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    Wow, I think we all get complacent at times to...

    Wow, I think we all get complacent at times to how unpredictable mother nature actually is in the Rockies. She does not make concessions for us mere mortals! I would like to extend an offer to camp...
  43. Thread: Pictures!

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    Big Mamajamba tarp Warbonnet BB Hammock Gear...

    Big Mamajamba tarp
    Warbonnet BB
    Hammock Gear Burrow 20
    Hammock Gear Phoenix 20
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    No you are not the only one, but they are small...

    No you are not the only one, but they are small for a reason! More than strong enough for a ridgeline, and as light as possible. I love mine with the 1.75mm zing it.
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    Thoughts

    I pack fairly light, as this increases my enjoyment on the trail. For 1-3 days I use a 33 liter black diamond back. For 4-6 days I run a 45 liter pack. These pack volumes are for summer/shoulder...
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    XLC Purchase Question

    So the age old question. Should I get my XLC in the single layer 1.7 or the double 1.1. Currently I have a double 1.1 regular blackbird and it has been nice, but I have since bought an underquilt. ...
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    Mamajamba tear

    Hey Guys,
    Got a small tear in my Warbonnet Big Mamajamba tarp during some wonderful 40mph winds a few month ago. I was wondering if anyone can recommend good sil-nylon to patch with that will match...
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    Welcome from a former Desmoinian. Read, read,...

    Welcome from a former Desmoinian. Read, read, read. I like to search my questions via google in this manner:

    site:hammockforums.net question
  49. Meeting up.

    Hey OutnBack,
    Any specific instructions to find you guys if I need to come in Saturday? Just follow the map and shouldn't be a problem?
    Joe
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    I'm in. Thanks!

    I'm in. Thanks!
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