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  1. This is a better link (mea culpa) ...

    This is a better link (mea culpa)

    https://i.imgur.com/6gZI07V.jpg
  2. hammock made out of recycled bike tires...

    Thought you guys would like this :)

    http://i.imgur.com/6gZI07V.jpg
  3. Ha. Yes. Hammock damage. Mea culpa... I've had...

    Ha. Yes. Hammock damage. Mea culpa... I've had it for about 2 years.
  4. Tarp damage... do I risk falling through by having it tear?

    I noticed this on my last trip:

    http://i.imgur.com/sJZDNQZ.jpg

    this is on my WBB... I don't remember actually doing this. There have been no events where I actually scratched it , no dragging...
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    Hammock and kayak hyrid...

    Hamyak or Kaymock?

    http://imgur.com/TQPT66l
  6. silnylon tarp/poncho as a hammock sock.

    I've been thinking about getting a hammock sock:

    - it can bump up internal temp
    - blocks wind (which is becoming an issue)

    ... I've also been wanting some plan B equipment for severe weather...
  7. Meaning you just keep it on the ground or you...

    Meaning you just keep it on the ground or you wrap it around the hammock?
  8. Can a hammock sock double as a poncho and ground sheet?

    This dawned on me today... in the summer I *usually* don't need dedicated rainwear.

    And it would be NICE to have a hammock sock... it would help block out wind, bugs, etc.

    But in emergency...
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    >Why do you use something between the carabiner...

    >Why do you use something between the carabiner and the ridgeline? i have always clipped directly to the ridgeline...

    It prevents the bag from slipping... if you are hanging at a slight angle two...
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    Ridgeline stuff sack hack... (video)

    This just dawned on me Sunday night while backpacking:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq2wGVuKD8c

    It fits really well and the stuff sack already is altered to hang well from a ridgeline.
    ...
  11. I think what I'm going to do is carry 2-3 extra...

    I think what I'm going to do is carry 2-3 extra esbit even if I"m using a wood stove.

    This way I can just use the esbit when the situations are REALLY bad. I can even use it as a fire starter.
    ...
  12. March 30, 2014 (Winter Wonderland in Sequoia National Park)

    Created a video for you guys..

    I"m in my WBB hammock and edge tarp. The edge doesn't do too well with six inches of snow on it :-P I mean it held up but kind of pushed me in a bit.
    ...
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    This... you have low electrolytes, especially...

    This... you have low electrolytes, especially potassium. I pack some with me... you can get them in supplement form.

    You can sweat these out so it's helpful to bring some with you.
  14. I think generally you're right. However, I can...

    I think generally you're right. However, I can think of at least one occasion in the last year that I would have REALLY liked to have had doors.

    I was in Yosemite on the east side and needed to...
  15. Ah... so my gear Pretty standard: Warbonnet...

    Ah... so my gear

    Pretty standard:

    Warbonnet Edge Tarp
    Warbonnet Blackbird
    Warbonnet Yeti 3 season torso UQ (20F)
    Warbonnet Mamba TQ (20F)
  16. I think you're right that I *may* initially...

    I think you're right that I *may* initially *seem* like I'm heavier.

    but I think it's a false economy to shave some of these things. adding +10F for 200-350g I think is a fair tradeoff.

    For...
  17. AH! That's true. I had forgotten that. In...

    AH! That's true. I had forgotten that.

    In this situation I wouldn't need a full sock. I could just get the winter cover and then an under quilt protector to help with the wind.
  18. Ah... sorry if I didn't clarify. The weight...

    Ah... sorry if I didn't clarify. The weight savings will come in:

    - I need to pack in a lower temp overquilt as the bug net will bump me up +10 ... so I can shave weight there.

    - The doors...
  19. Hammock sock in the summer without a bug yet...

    Thinking out loud here.

    I tend to be the type that wants to either be putting in miles or fishing. Setting up camp and hanging out in my hammock isn't first on my list of priorities.

    I keep...
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    Fascinating... I didn't realize that WB made a...

    Fascinating... I didn't realize that WB made a travel sock.

    It's here btw:

    http://www.warbonnetoutdoors.com/blackbird-traveler-accessories/

    ... so another question. should I just get a...
  21. They finally got back to me... It seems this is...

    They finally got back to me... It seems this is resolved now :)
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    Bumping up the temp of an underquilt.?

    I wear down pants and a down jacket to bump up the rating of my top quilt. I'm also hoping that it helps smooth out cold spots while I sleep.

    One problem is my underquilt. I'm considering buying...
  23. Is Hammock Gear a real vendor or just a cottage company on vacation?

    I sent in a couple emails to sales __AT__ hammockgear.com and haven't heard back from them.

    I noticed that there was some breakage on their site (broken links on their home page) and they never...
  24. That's true.. and the whoopie slings are 6'......

    That's true.. and the whoopie slings are 6'... hm.

    I could always get the 25' ones and maybe trim them if they're insane.
  25. Actually... this is a pretty easy answer. I...

    Actually... this is a pretty easy answer.

    I imagine a 6' wide tree is the maximum sized tree I will have to deal with.

    so 6 * pi = about 19 feet.

    ... now how much strap will I need from the...
  26. Ideal hammock strap length for redwood trees in the Sierra Nevadas?

    What's the ideal strap length for redwood trees in the Sierra Nevadas... Yosemite region (though I imagine it's all the same).

    I think I'm going to upgrade my WBB to whoopies so I also need to...
  27. SOLD: Warbonnet Lynx (3-season Full-Length) underquilt ($200)

    I'm selling my Warbonnet Lynx (3-season Full-Length) underquilt.

    I was under the impression that it fit the WBB Blackbird hammock.

    I've used it exactly once... when I realized that it didn't...
  28. asymm.

    It does seem that with the leg well that having an asymmetric overquilt would be ideal...

    Even the regular warbonnet 3/4 length underquilt isn't asymmetric and probably should be..

    I'm also...
  29. Wow... great feedback guys.. I hadn't heard of...

    Wow... great feedback guys.. I hadn't heard of the incubator.
  30. Best full length underquilt for warbonnet blackbird.

    I'm looking for the best option for a winter under quilt for a warbonnet blackbird.

    I looked at JRB and I wasn't clear if it was overkill or not. I'd like something 800-900 fill power.

    I'm...
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    Well I'm not sure I'm down for adding chores ... ...

    Well I'm not sure I'm down for adding chores ...

    But I didn't think of using it to suspend gear above the ground. The weight of the silnylon for the chair could be counted as dual use since when...
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    Hybrid hammock / chair

    Does anyone make a hybrid hammock and chair?

    I'm specifically looking for something that is ultralight.

    When I'm cooking or around the campfire it would be cool to have a chair.

    I don't want...
  33. So what I'm getting at is more of a tarp/sock...

    So what I'm getting at is more of a tarp/sock hybrid.

    I'm going to keep the TQ/UQ setup. It's just that I want the tarp to seal me in at night and use some pullouts to keep everything taught.
    ...
  34. Yeah.. the "stuffy" aspect is something I'm...

    Yeah.. the "stuffy" aspect is something I'm concerned about. Once you're stuck inside it would be nice to have a way to LOWER temperature or to get some O2 inside.

    A vent would be interesting......
  35. The other issue I'm going for is to drop a lot of...

    The other issue I'm going for is to drop a lot of weight because I can use a WW micro or other UL hammock and then use the tarp to encase my hammock 360 degrees.

    I think one thing I could do is...
  36. If you have a tight pitch, you're going to have...

    If you have a tight pitch, you're going to have ABOUT the same volume as a single person tent and a single person can boost the internal temp from 5-10 degrees in this situation.

    but you're...
  37. Hey Acer. That's an interesting experiment but I...

    Hey Acer. That's an interesting experiment but I think not valid for use at night and at cooler temperatures.

    The severe impact of the sun would have profound implications for a tarp during the...
  38. What is the internal temp boost on a tarp with doors?

    I was looking at getting a tarp like this:

    http://zpacks.com/images/shelter/hammock_tarps/hammock_doors_closed_l.jpg

    specifically to block out the wind while I sleep as it wakes me up.

    Tents...
  39. cool.. this is all news to me. This is exactly...

    cool.. this is all news to me. This is exactly what I want. Any pointers?

    Ideally it would be something of a regular hammock without bugnet with a sock/pod system that I can exit under if there...
  40. do you have a pic? did it cover and block wind? ...

    do you have a pic? did it cover and block wind?

    I guess my idea is that a hammock + tarp + bugnet could be the same weight as a hammock with full tarp enclosure (if done right).

    And if the tarp...
  41. Do tents have higher internal temp vs external temp?

    I've read that tents can increase the internal temp by 5-10 degrees vs external temp.

    I can't find any evidence of this online though.

    I was thinking of this vs a tarp which wouldn't have that...
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    LOL @ Extreme Hammock Spinning

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BjCAmB9Ado
  43. Ultralight padding/insulation options for 3/4 length UQs ?

    So I used to use a GG Sitlight pad:

    http://gossamergear.com/sitlight-sit-pad-group.html

    But I'm now using a Zpacks Arc Blast for my pack and further, I think this pad is NOT ideal insulation...
  44. ultralight alternatives to WBBB with mosquito netting?

    I have a WBBB and generally really like it.. but I'd like there to be a lighter option.

    Are there any alternatives?

    The BIAS WW Micro looks interesting but there is no mosquito netting.

    I...
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    Totally agree. I REALLY wish I could sit back in...

    Totally agree. I REALLY wish I could sit back in my hammock and eat food but it's just NOT safe.

    The sense of smell in bears is something like 70x our own.

    By way of comparison, they can...
  46. This UPS driver KNOWS how to do lunch right!

    http://i.imgur.com/qDbwKG7.jpg
  47. Shoes and backpack during a rain storm?

    What do you do with your shoes and backpack during a rain storm?

    I was thinking of routing a guyline from the midpoint on my tarp to the ground and have a loop so that I can clip in my pack and...
  48. Here's an example: ...

    Here's an example:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4Gw2Svf3Pc
  49. Gadgets for making ad hoc tarp pull outs?

    I've seem a few hacks where people took contact lens holders to make tarp tie outs. Basically one side has your spectra cord and the other side screws in and the tarp lies in between.

    Are there...
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    WBBB to Nano-7?

    I really love my Blackbird ... it's the best hammock I've had so far.

    However, the Nano-7 is a significant weight and space savings and I'm VERY much an insane ultralight backpacker so I'm...
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