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    So...in Dollar General stores (and possibly...

    So...in Dollar General stores (and possibly elsewhere) they sell a product called Hot Shot Flea, Tick and Lice killer in a spray can. They advertise it for use on carpets furniture and dog bedding....
  2. Thread: FREEBIRD!!!!

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    That's a great feeling. I know it well. :)

    That's a great feeling. I know it well. :)
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    I carry mine in a pole bag. on the outside of my...

    I carry mine in a pole bag. on the outside of my pack. I stuff it in one of the water bottle holders and under the side straps. I've never had a problem with it falling out. If you were concerned...
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    I too am claustrophobic. I use a Ridgerunner...

    I too am claustrophobic. I use a Ridgerunner which helps some. I have found that if I leave the zipper open about four inches in exactly the same spot am ok. If i wake up in a panic, I calm down as...
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    I use my sleeping bag partially unzipped as a TQ....

    I use my sleeping bag partially unzipped as a TQ. I have found that occasionally in the middle of the night probably due to tossing and turning the bag distorts resulting in heat loss and/or drafts....
  6. When I did my AT hike in 2012 I used a gathered...

    When I did my AT hike in 2012 I used a gathered end hammock with a full length UQ and a 20 degree bag. I now have a Ridgerunner and if I were to do it again I would take the RR with a pad. Pads work...
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    I would attend.
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    Frankly I would reconsider even taking a hammock...

    Frankly I would reconsider even taking a hammock on a world wide trip. I think you will encounter too many places where hanging a hammock would not be feasible. For instance, a couple of years ago I...
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    I use a 25" pad but would like to try a 30"er. I...

    I use a 25" pad but would like to try a 30"er. I like the suggestion of cutting it into a slight hour glass shape if needed.
  10. Thread: Hi from NY!

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    Small world. I live in Elmira but I'm really a...

    Small world. I live in Elmira but I'm really a Jersey Boy. (Born in Atlantic City....raised in Cape May area) :)
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    Back in the 70s my girlfriend and I traveled the...

    Back in the 70s my girlfriend and I traveled the country while living in a Dodge van for over a year on very little money. I'd have to say it was one of the best years of my life. Go for it and see...
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    So is anyone keeping track of the actual death...

    So is anyone keeping track of the actual death toll among those waiting for their Ridgerunners and or UQ? :)
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    I assume it comes apart easily once weighted for...

    I assume it comes apart easily once weighted for a night?
  14. Nice trip report! My wife and I did the OLP a...

    Nice trip report! My wife and I did the OLP a couple of years ago and had a great time. My friends and I also kayak Rock Run when it's up starting at Yellow Dog road. It's an exciting run to say the...
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    I bought the Boondox Drifter and had to send it...

    I bought the Boondox Drifter and had to send it back. It does not work with an 11' hammock and just barely with a 10 footer. I REALLY wanted to like it but it fell a little short both literally and...
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    The Claytor Jungle Hammock was my first real...

    The Claytor Jungle Hammock was my first real camping hammock. I like to think of it as the Ford/Chevy of hammocks. It'll get the job done but there are plenty of others out there that are better. I'd...
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    I just received an order in two days. That dude...

    I just received an order in two days. That dude doesn't mess around. :) Getting ready to order some stuff for a friend.
  18. Taking my Hammeck stand on it's first road trip...

    Taking my Hammeck stand on it's first road trip tomorrow heading to Paddlefest in Old Forge NY. Anyone going?
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    First thing I noticed was the two lines needed to...

    First thing I noticed was the two lines needed to suspend the netting. That alone would be a deal breaker for me. There are lots better choices out there imo.
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    Having served with and been tended to a couple of...

    Having served with and been tended to a couple of times by Navy Corpsmen while in the Marines in Viet Nam you have my respect. Welcome to the forum.

    Miguel
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    WTT: This is a great pack. If you're on the...

    This is a great pack. If you're on the fence....don't be. :)
  22. Thread: Vets who hang.

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    USMC Retired

    USMC Retired
  23. So does that mean it will last even longer if we...

    So does that mean it will last even longer if we line dry? I'd love to see some evidence to that effect.
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    I have considered doing exactly that although...

    I have considered doing exactly that although messing around with the coal and maintaining a proper fire is part of what attracts me to it. My actual skills were never that great...it was the process...
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    My ancestors are from County Down. I've seen...

    My ancestors are from County Down. I've seen pictures and would love to visit some day. It's on my bucket list. :)
  26. I'm so sorry I missed this hang. I tried to make...

    I'm so sorry I missed this hang. I tried to make it from NY but unfortunately the timing was off by about a week. I'm heading to CA tomorrow. I'm really going to try to make it next year. Seems like...
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    Welcome from the US of A! My wife and I visited...

    Welcome from the US of A! My wife and I visited Germany a while back and were very impressed. You live in a beautiful country. We plan on returning.

    Miguel
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    Elmira here! Welcome.

    Elmira here! Welcome.
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    That's nice. I used to do blacksmithing as a...

    That's nice. I used to do blacksmithing as a hobby. Not so much anymore since I moved into town. I really miss it and
    the song of the anvil. :)
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    I like!

    I like!
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    I think it's totally worth it especially in the...

    I think it's totally worth it especially in the shoulder seasons of fall and spring. It raises the inside temp considerably and totally blocks the wind which can be huge. I've never had condensation...
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    I posted this in another thread. So my Hammeck...

    I posted this in another thread.

    So my Hammeck Hanger Stand arrived and I am very pleased with it. I ordered it with the extendor which will accomodate bridge style hammocks. First I'd like to say...
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    So my Hammeck Hanger Stand arrived and I am very...

    So my Hammeck Hanger Stand arrived and I am very pleased with it. I ordered it with the extendor which will accomodate bridge style hammocks. First I'd like to say that it arrived in nine days...
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    Actually it's pretty easy to get from the USA...

    Actually it's pretty easy to get from the USA East Coast to Ramstein via military Space A. If I had known about it earlier I would have planned for it. Unfortunately I already have commitments that I...
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    "Out For Delivery"

    Don't you just love it when you get that email from UPS or Fedex!

    In this case it's a new Hammock Stand from Hammeck. :boggle: It was only about a nine day turn around btw which is way quicker...
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    I was thinking the same thing. I'm retired from...

    I was thinking the same thing. I'm retired from the Marines and would love to hang in Bavaria. :)
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    I refuse to sleep in my hammock wearing any...

    I refuse to sleep in my hammock wearing any article of clothing that has a rear zippered pocket. Don't ask me how I know this is a bad practice. :) I also empty my pockets of anything that could...
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    I'm happy with my 144" Big Daddy....no doors. I...

    I'm happy with my 144" Big Daddy....no doors. I was always told to have about 1.5 ft past each end and that's about what it provides with my 11ft hammocks. It also provides great coverage for my...
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    Just placed the order for the stand and extension...

    Just placed the order for the stand and extension via Pay Pal. Seems to be working fine. Thanks!
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    Will try again. Thanks.

    Will try again. Thanks.
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    https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow...

    https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=UG4t7rsWAQR9LjvK-0_2LREpsyOBamPDoRSxePikigUv7LPJL2QSy6qBJnW&dispatch=50a222a57771920b6a3d7b606239e4d529b525e0b7e69bf0224adecfb0124e9b61f737ba...
  42. Sticky: I'm curious why you described all the Clark...

    I'm curious why you described all the Clark hammocks as Bridge style hammocks? I own an NX 250 and for sure it's a gathered end hammock. It does have the hoops at the ends but their sole function is...
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    Poll: That's interesting. In my opinion the Clark NX/TX...

    That's interesting. In my opinion the Clark NX/TX hammocks are gathered end hammocks, not Bridge hammocks and should be reclassified. There is a sewn loop in the ends of the Clarks which gathers the...
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    Poll: The Clark TX 250 is considered a gathered end...

    The Clark TX 250 is considered a gathered end hammock, not a bridge hammock, even though it does have the arched loops near the ends. The arched loops on the Clark simply keep the netting up and...
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    Ha ha...sound advise! :) I'm another RR fan BTW....

    Ha ha...sound advise! :) I'm another RR fan BTW. You can also shave several ounces off you RR by replacing the poles with lighter ones although at this point I can't recall where I ordered them. ):
  46. That just might coinside with a trip to SoCal...

    That just might coinside with a trip to SoCal from the great state of New Yawk
    . I will be visiting relatives in Temecula which is just down the road.
  47. Thread: Sleep Apnea

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    http://www.aadsm.org/PatientResources.aspx A...

    http://www.aadsm.org/PatientResources.aspx

    A friend of mine has sleep apnea and has been successful with an Oral Appliance which of course needs no batteries. Here's a link to some basic info.
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    Probably the best all around choice in my...

    Probably the best all around choice in my opinion. Just in case your shoulder to elbow area do get cold I highly recommend the Thermarest ZLite cut in half and placed in the form of a cross under you...
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    Perfect example! And a star is born!

    Perfect example! And a star is born!
  50. I almost always use both on my occasional winter...

    I almost always use both on my occasional winter hangs. My UQ is only rated to 20 deg and I don't like to take chances in the winter. It makes for a versatile setup.
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