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    I see you are in Tennessee, so I'll just add some...

    I see you are in Tennessee, so I'll just add some food for thought based on my Northern Virginia experience.
    Cool weather camping in the central East is the best - we get 4 months of fall (Sept-Dec)...
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    I'll start. You don't 'need' one, but they are...

    I'll start. You don't 'need' one, but they are light/small/handy to have (6 oz. and size of a softball)
    I use mine to block the wind from robbing my heat in cool weather and I use it to keep the...
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    Wow!! Just WOW!!!

    Wow!! Just WOW!!!
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    Very nice, thank-you for sharing. I am also a fan...

    Very nice, thank-you for sharing. I am also a fan of SnugPak products and these last couple videos should help others understand the versatility of the SnugPak Jungle Blanket (and SnugPak Jungle...
  5. FS: I'm in for the bling.

    I'm in for the bling.
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    Nice report - thanks for sharing.

    Nice report - thanks for sharing.
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    I find the window sheer too hot above 60F when...

    I find the window sheer too hot above 60F when there isn't a breeze, but maybe your pole mod will provide more ventilation.

    If not, you will have learned/know how to make one out of no-see-um bug...
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    I've used the AHE Jarbridge 3 season 3/4 UQ...

    I've used the AHE Jarbridge 3 season 3/4 UQ ($100 synthetic) with the HH Backpacker UL. It works/fits best if you don't use the tie outs.
    Here's how it works (note that this Potomac UQ is designed...
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    Jungle bag has been ideal for use as a TQ. I...

    Jungle bag has been ideal for use as a TQ. I experimented with it as a UQ a couple times and it was a pretty good fit when I added a 3rd shock cord to the front center to hold it in place (all in the...
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    I use the Hug Bugnet:...

    I use the Hug Bugnet: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/24029-Instructions-The-Hug-Hammock-Half-Bug-Net, but make it longer than the directions ( have an 84" one and a 3 yard long...
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    Thank-you for the idea - I'll be incorporating...

    Thank-you for the idea - I'll be incorporating the zipper mod on my SnugPak Junglebag and picking up one of these for the grandkids set-up - your bag is 1/2 the price as the SnugPak for the same...
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    It's my understanding (I don't recall where I...

    It's my understanding (I don't recall where I read this) that Permethrin was created by the military to protect soldiers from disease when in tropical climate - designed for long term use when...
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    It was in the donating members section. Here's...

    It was in the donating members section. Here's the info:
    Reader's Digest version - 3 key steps for using Meyer's Permethrin 10 (info only):
    - Permethrin 10 is hazardous in the original liquid state...
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    I use the Jarbridge 3 season 3/4 UQ for 25F to...

    I use the Jarbridge 3 season 3/4 UQ for 25F to 70F. Above 70F I just hang it off to the side and pull it under me if I get cold in the night.
    At $100 it is a great value.
    I'm 5'9" and this 3/4 UQ...
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    This is what i most often do as well. Often a...

    This is what i most often do as well. Often a light breeze will chill you more than the temp. so don't decide based on forecasted temps alone.
  16. Thread: camping

    by oldpappy
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    Thanks for the feedback. You are now on your way...

    Thanks for the feedback. You are now on your way to a lifetime of adventure - the world is your playground and the hammock your bedroom.
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    Like you, I VERY seldom use mine. I don't pitch...

    Like you, I VERY seldom use mine. I don't pitch my hammock until dusk so never had a problem with bird poop. I prefer small trees so never had a problem with dangerous tree stuff and a little tree...
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    Welcome hiker.

    Welcome hiker.
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    Great idea - thanks for sharing. Tyvek...

    Great idea - thanks for sharing.

    Tyvek doesn't 'stuff' too well, but it does make a great bed roll wrap. I use a tyvek sock and roll my hammock, UQ, TQ, and sleep clothing up tight, then use the...
  20. Thread: Foot issue

    by oldpappy
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    I have the smaller HH Backpacker UL and keep the...

    I have the smaller HH Backpacker UL and keep the foot end just a couple inches higher and my ridgeline quite lose.
    Couple ideas:
    Could the foot cramp be from mild dehydration or low potassium (may...
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    Welcome and glad your getting the little ones out...

    Welcome and glad your getting the little ones out - a family that camps together stays close together.
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    You got it. Jarbridge is a good value UQ. Weight...

    You got it. Jarbridge is a good value UQ. Weight is about the same as down (compare 3 season Greylock with Jarbridge for example)
    3 season Down UQ will save you maybe 25% on pack size.
    Down needs...
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    Deleted - Sgt Rock beat me to it :>)

    Deleted - Sgt Rock beat me to it :>)
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    I tried it on a 4 day trip and saw a little...

    I tried it on a 4 day trip and saw a little 7/64th amsteel fraying on the suspension line at the 1st hole so I stopped using it. Looking closely at it it seemed to me that when the hammock was loaded...
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    Nice job. Thank-you for sharing. Lots of us have...

    Nice job. Thank-you for sharing. Lots of us have old sleeping bags laying around that can be used for a free summer UQ.
  26. Check this site out - along with the many of...

    Check this site out - along with the many of videos on youtube that will show the many options out there: http://www.hennessyhammock.com/
    I've used the Hennessy for many years and still prefer it in...
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    Virginia is the same - hot and humid days, cool...

    Virginia is the same - hot and humid days, cool nights. 90-95F days are common, 70-75F nights are common, 4PM T'storm is common. A cool dip or rinse in a stream is natures AC.
    Also be prepared for...
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    Good info on Permethrin use here:...

    Good info on Permethrin use here:
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/90978-Which-Brand-of-Permethrin-do-you-use-for-dunking?p=1265282&viewfull=1#post1265282

    Also, a UQP keeps them...
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    For a basic style I used a loose interpretation...

    For a basic style I used a loose interpretation of the HG Bugnet.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/24029-Instructions-The-Hug-Hammock-Half-Bug-Net
    My 1st one was 84" long, my 2nd...
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    I often use a synthetic blanket off a twin bed in...

    I often use a synthetic blanket off a twin bed in warm weather - works fine in the temps you mention and saves wear and tear on my sleeping bags.
    When out hiking I prefer to use a sleeping bag with...
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    From Paul himself: Hey Tom, Best for any...

    From Paul himself:

    Hey Tom,

    Best for any quilt is laid flat. Second best is a large oversized bag that does not compress the loft. Mesh or loose cotton laundry style bags work well. Hanging can...
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    Keep it loose. Paul sent me some KAQ maintenance...

    Keep it loose. Paul sent me some KAQ maintenance instructions that I'll forward to you when I find them :>)
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    I use the 3 season Jarbridge with 2QZQ UQP (plus...

    I use the 3 season Jarbridge with 2QZQ UQP (plus gathered end hammock and HUG bug net) in all but very hot/buggy weather. I camp often.
    The TQ is an important decision as well. I use a Snugpak...
  34. Zac - this is the method I use - easy to...

    Zac - this is the method I use - easy to adjust/recover if you mess it up the 1st (2nd and 3rd) times:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJlEQpcbM1I

    P.S. I don't sew either - just buy material that...
  35. I was a looper for years then purchased a set of...

    I was a looper for years then purchased a set of Dutch clips at a weak moment. I used them on a 1 week trip this spring and like them a lot because, I set up and take down every day, and the clips...
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    I prefer the bottom entry too during bug season....

    I prefer the bottom entry too during bug season. I think I got my HH in 2002, so this will be the 13th year and it is still in good shape. I have the UL Backpacker and it is small inside which is...
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    My grandkids do fine in the classic (bottom...

    My grandkids do fine in the classic (bottom entry) with a pad and sleepingbag. Bugs can't/don't get in, kids can't fall out, and no zipper to jam.
    I agree that if you plan to use an UQ, the zip...
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    Navy Submarine Service

    Navy Submarine Service
  39. Nice - thanks for sharing. With Mary's Rock now...

    Nice - thanks for sharing. With Mary's Rock now being closed to campers, I think that this will be the 1st trail my grandson and I take as soon as school lets out for the summer.
  40. I assume a good Bug net is mandatory with you...

    I assume a good Bug net is mandatory with you being in Georgia. My grandkids (6 to 12 years old) love the HH scout with a 30"X36" pad and sleeping bag, but I need to hang it for them (they haven't...
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    You picked the best time of year to relocate here...

    You picked the best time of year to relocate here - welcome.
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    Alpine, I've been using HH classic for many years...

    Alpine, I've been using HH classic for many years and here is my take:
    1) Learn to use both pad and UQ so you can mix/match for current trip conditions as Maine is known for having all 4 seasons...
  43. The weather allowed me to test the wearing of my...

    The weather allowed me to test the wearing of my VB shirt for a continuous 3 night 4 day test while trout fishing. Temp range was mid 40F's in the day to the lows of between 28F to 34F with high...
  44. I've been there a couple times (great unique...

    I've been there a couple times (great unique place) and don't see how a hammock would work without a hammock stand (Turtle Dog). I was in my pop-up so I do not have knowledge on the hammock camping...
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    I prefer using a 36" X 30" pad in mine, but have...

    I prefer using a 36" X 30" pad in mine, but have used an AHE Jarbridge 3/4 UQ - it works well and is only $100 ($75 if you catch a sale). I find the UQ works best if you don't use the Hammock...
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    If you are comfortable and warm, stop trying to...

    If you are comfortable and warm, stop trying to 'fall asleep' and just observe and enjoy the evening sounds, smells, and sights from the hammock. I'm always 'more aware' when camping which could be...
  47. I do this often and it works great. One tripod...

    I do this often and it works great. One tripod support and one ridge line pole per person; using the tree as the 2nd support for each.
    This method is quite a bit more stable when the hammocks are...
  48. Thread: Hi from NoVA

    by oldpappy
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    Welcome from Warrenton. This is a well...

    Welcome from Warrenton.

    This is a well represented group hang you can drive up to (even just for the day if you can't spend the night):...
  49. What you have works, so pick and choose what best...

    What you have works, so pick and choose what best improves your situation or just reduce the bulk.
    That HH expedition has all you really need for MC camping with the enclosed bug net. If you want a...
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    That the way to do it :>) Search for posts on 'JC...

    That the way to do it :>) Search for posts on 'JC Penny Puffer jacket' and you will find ideas for TQ and UQ.
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