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  1. Thanks for the info. I have seen the weather...

    Thanks for the info. I have seen the weather info and was not exactly thrilled with it. We will be coming none the less and will just have to make the best of it. It appeared the end of next week...
  2. Thread: My big fear

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    I dare say if the storm is tearing live branches...

    I dare say if the storm is tearing live branches from trees and throwing them about you're going to be quaking in your boots in a tent just the same as the hammock. In my area it's darn difficult to...
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    I find there is a huge mental aspect to it. If I...

    I find there is a huge mental aspect to it. If I go to bed in the woods thinking I have got to get some sleep now and expect to doze right off, well... I'll be staring at the netting still at...
  4. That looks like a beautiful hike! Based on the...

    That looks like a beautiful hike! Based on the large number of photo points on Google Earth there I take it it is quite popular as well! We had heard about the snow. Wanted to stop at the station...
  5. Mountaingoat, I must agree, the photos were...

    Mountaingoat,

    I must agree, the photos were stunning! Those valleys are just amazing, It's like you are walking in a hallway. Less rugged is good though. I have a 9yr old that is tolerant of our...
  6. Excellent, thank you! We will be staying near...

    Excellent, thank you! We will be staying near Frutigen in a rental so much of the SW country should be in reach.
  7. Switzerland in 2 weeks. Any ideas on a great overnight location?

    So I'm heading out to Switzerland for a week in June and I'm planning to bring my hammock gear for the day-hikes we have planned for just lounging. I also know that they do not really have a notion...
  8. Absolutely seconded! His stuff is top-notch,...

    Absolutely seconded! His stuff is top-notch, really well made and well thought-out.
  9. I don't know if there is 'a' temp it is good for...

    I don't know if there is 'a' temp it is good for with nothing. On a calm day in the mid 60's I know I can get by with nothing really under me. Add any real breeze to that and I have to have...
  10. Ok yesterday I setup in the front yard again and...

    Ok yesterday I setup in the front yard again and I know those trees are at ~18' apart. This time I was able to setup and get it a reasonable distance off the ground by making the RL a little tighter...
  11. Hmmmm.......... In the video on Brandon's...

    Hmmmm..........


    In the video on Brandon's site he says that the ridge-line should be able to be bent upwards in an S curve by your hand and that when you can do that you have the tension about...
  12. First Overnight - A question on distance...

    Just did my first overnight in the BB at the local state park. First challenge was to find a site that had decent trees. I finally found a site with some well placed trees. Measured out 16.5"...
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    Oh yeah. The Clark has some strengths I see. I...

    Oh yeah. The Clark has some strengths I see. I like the headroom better. I like the down-the-middle lay in the Clark better (first blush). I'd like a pocket or two inside the WB. I liked being...
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    Got the Hammock Wednesday and went out to get...

    Got the Hammock Wednesday and went out to get some biners that could handle some load for the webbing so I could try it out. Wow! Totally different experience to the Clark. The BB is much more...
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    I did get a shipping notice, but not an order...

    I did get a shipping notice, but not an order confirmation beyond the PayPal receipt. I ended up emailing to check and make sure the order was placed and everything was good and he answered right...
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    Well got my double 1.7 in last night. Looks...

    Well got my double 1.7 in last night. Looks fantastic and I'm going to grab a couple of rated biners today so I can set it up tonight on the adjustable webbing. Gotta try it out! Took about a week...
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    Amen. I'm done with the ground. Took my...

    Amen. I'm done with the ground. Took my daughter out last fall and I used a tent because she wanted the hammock. I just can't sleep like that now.
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    My customer service experience with Clark has...

    My customer service experience with Clark has been nothing but extremely positive. They replaced a tarp for me that damaged by my noobness in setting it up. They offered me the upgraded XL at just...
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    You'll never have 100% satisfaction and running a...

    You'll never have 100% satisfaction and running a side business that's heavy for one person but too small for employees is a real struggle. I do some side work machining things for folks and it's a...
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    I just can't see the rational basis to fear a...

    I just can't see the rational basis to fear a bear in a hammock more than in a tent. In either case the nose has told them what is in there already. I can see maybe a little more difficulty in...
  21. You can still sorta use the pockets with a quilt....

    You can still sorta use the pockets with a quilt. I have been camping in my Clark a couple of years now and about half that with underquilts. No, you can not empty the pack into the pockets like I...
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    I guess I'll see. I ordered my double 1.7...

    I guess I'll see. I ordered my double 1.7 yesterday. Anxious to see what I think of it vs. my old Clark NA.
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    Beautiful! Sounds like the quilts will be fine...

    Beautiful! Sounds like the quilts will be fine then.
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    Clark Owner may be trying the BB

    Well,

    My little girl has decided that she wants to have a hammock when we camp and so it appears that my Clark is to be stolen from me. I was considering getting another in the NX-250 style but...
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    If at all possible I like to camp a bit off the...

    If at all possible I like to camp a bit off the trail and out-of-sight. I've been in a few places where trail traffic had no idea I was there.
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    I did for a while too, not the whoopies or...

    I did for a while too, not the whoopies or anything, but just separate lines for the netting to the trees. I never could get the netting right in the field though so in the end I still end up...
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    Hopefully I find the NX-250 to be a worthy...

    Hopefully I find the NX-250 to be a worthy upgrade from my current NA. I'm commisted to getting it before next spring as I have prommised my little girl she can have mine! I think I will really...
  28. No way could I get below 60 without something...

    No way could I get below 60 without something added in the Clark NA unless it was totally windless. I've been out in as low as 25* (overnight low) and that REQUIRED a good, fluffy, underquilt and a...
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    If you have one, try an inflatable pad... a good...

    If you have one, try an inflatable pad... a good thick one not a normal backpacker's self-inflating one. That helped me a lot with the knees and makes getting and keeping something stuffed under...
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    I have learned to deal a bit with the leg...

    I have learned to deal a bit with the leg pressure, it's always there for me in my hammock. I have to do the one leg under the other knee trick on my back to sleep and I snore badly flat on my back...
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    Here are a few of my own that are personal but...

    Here are a few of my own that are personal but that I really liked:

    Sunset on Stegall Mtn:
    http://www.cranehome.org/adobe-galleries/spring-camping-2010/content/bin/images/large/_MG_9713.jpg
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    I used to just clip her onto my main suspension...

    I used to just clip her onto my main suspension line and call it good but then I got introduced to her camping induced 300yd exclusion zone on night. Any animal that enters it at night will provoke...
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    I usually tie a line below my hammock as a run...

    I usually tie a line below my hammock as a run and then clip the biner on on the leash to that and it acts as a mini dog-run. She's an Aussie Shep mutt of some kind and I have to bring a blanket...
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    So many variables that can determine the way that...

    So many variables that can determine the way that high-voltage electricity can act. I don't usually get too worked up about it in the woods. There just is not much that can really be done. I know...
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    I have an older Clark NA and I can say that for...

    I have an older Clark NA and I can say that for me I can get pretty warm in it past 75 with no breeze. With some clothes I can hang in the early fall / late spring without much other than a very...
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    I invested the bucks in a set of quits in early...

    I invested the bucks in a set of quits in early summer (I was headed to CO. and 11,000ft so summer was not really of much importance there yet) and I will not be going back. My previous experience...
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    If you get the RX-200 fly you get an extra foot...

    If you get the RX-200 fly you get an extra foot of length or 6" on both ends which I have found to make it much less critical to get it perfectly centered. Also the amount of sag you put into the...
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    Your usual problem is that the down in those...

    Your usual problem is that the down in those quilt is low quality so you get a heavier quilt to do the same amount of insulating. They generally includes a lot more feathers. If it were not for...
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    Actually what I may re-eval is my desire to do...

    Actually what I may re-eval is my desire to do longer distance trips and focus on shorter hikes to places that could be used to launch a day-hike to a point of interest. I mentioned in another...
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    The pack weight fully watered at the trailhead...

    The pack weight fully watered at the trailhead was 38lbs. Probably a pound or two lighter on the hike up since I used several items of food by then. The push from camp up to Bison gained 700ft of...
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    The knee is getting better. I still feel it...

    The knee is getting better. I still feel it coming down the stairs at times but it's much better now than the first couple days after the trip. I think I may have pushed it a little too hard. ...
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    3 Days in Lost Park Wilderness

    Rather than rewrite it all again I'll point you guys at my website.

    Colorado Lost Creek Wilderness Trip Report

    Some Hammock related things from the trip were that my new Underquilts worked...
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    Can't wait to see mine when it gets here. The...

    Can't wait to see mine when it gets here. The RMNS was great on my last trip and was probably overkill. I'm anxious to see how this one packs up by comparison. This plus the Shen. Will probably be...
  44. My secret weapon is Simply Sleep. I use it the...

    My secret weapon is Simply Sleep. I use it the first night and it gets me over that "this is different" hump that makes my body want to keep me up all night. Usually by night 2 I'm drained enough...
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    Well. The trip was a success in as far as I...

    Well. The trip was a success in as far as I survived the 22 miles between the trailheads and the underquilt worked perfectly to keep me warm. I only spent two nights out as I had hurt my knee...
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    On the trail I stuff the tarps, hammock, and...

    On the trail I stuff the tarps, hammock, and sleeping bag. Based on the article quoted I may start looking at rolling my sleeping bag. I hate trying to fold up damp flys and tarps though. I'll...
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    Just wait till you get freezing fog. I was out...

    Just wait till you get freezing fog. I was out hunting and using a tent at the time and when I went to bed the air was just floating with little tiny beads of water that froze the instant they...
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    Well, By god when I do something I do it with...

    Well, By god when I do something I do it with flare. I now have a Shenandoah in hand, the Rocky Mtn Snivler, and a Mt Washington-3 are on the way. Lucky for me there should be some time to try it...
  49. Thread: Solo trips

    by photomankc
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    Poll: Life is risk. I don't understand the fear of...

    Life is risk. I don't understand the fear of someone hiking. There are country roads I drive on trips that would be just as disastrous if I were to become injured in an accident on. I give my wife...
  50. Thread: Solo trips

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    Poll: I go when I want to. If friends want to go too...

    I go when I want to. If friends want to go too then I do like having some company on the longer trips but if not then I go on my own. I plan my trips well so my family knows if I'm not back by X...
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