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    Thanks for posting the photos.

    Thanks for posting the photos.
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    How do these compare to the disposable foam...

    How do these compare to the disposable foam ones... comfort wise?
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    Thanks for posting the links!

    Thanks for posting the links!
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    I've been a "Happy" hammock "Camper" since I...

    I've been a "Happy" hammock "Camper" since I bought my NX-250. I still read the threads on modifying or adding to hammocks/tarps... but haven't really seen the need to do any substantial mods to my...
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    Cool idea!!! Thanks for posting...

    Cool idea!!!

    Thanks for posting...
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    I'm interested... I believe a few buddies of mine...

    I'm interested... I believe a few buddies of mine would also be interested...

    Depends of the dates & length of the hang.... What do you have in mind? Weekend? Long weekend? During the week?
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    Be careful... the ejected shell casings are hot &...

    Be careful... the ejected shell casings are hot & will burn a hole clean through your nylon hammock...
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    The Campmor site says that it weighs 1.9 oz/sq...

    The Campmor site says that it weighs 1.9 oz/sq yard... so that makes it weigh about 25oz for the 10x12 tarp... about the same weight (within an oz or two) as the Cabelas tarp that you ordered...
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    Thinking along the same lines for use in expected...

    Thinking along the same lines for use in expected cold weather & wet conditions... I bought a larger rectangular tarp from Campmor... it is a 10x12 nylon (Equinox) which matches "almost" identically...
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    Ground cloth or mat?

    Who here packs a small piece of ground cloth or matting to stand on while changing or getting in & out of your rig?

    What material & how large of a mat do you carry?
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    Barry, Thanks for posting the link for your...

    Barry,

    Thanks for posting the link for your "Scouting resources," good info on your site...
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    Thanks for the replies....

    Thanks for the replies....
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    Like TinaLouise said about the Clark... I too...

    Like TinaLouise said about the Clark... I too have lots of accessible storage pockets for things I may want to get to while in my hammock. I added an internal ridgeline (shock-cord & biners) to hang...
  14. Thread: Nx-200 vs 250

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    Ditto on the extra internal room... I like...

    Ditto on the extra internal room...

    I like the preceived (may not be larger than the 200 but it sure seems so when laying inside) internal room that the 250 gives. I feels like I'm laying inside...
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    What do you sleep in?

    What clothing do you sleep in? Head, neck, torso, arms, hands, pelvis, legs, feet (I think that covers all the body parts...)? What kind of fabrics? Weights? Layers? Warm weather vs. cold weather?
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    NickJ, Nice review... thanks for posting the...

    NickJ,

    Nice review... thanks for posting the link...

    Post your impressions of the z-liner setup once you get a chance to use it.
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    Sub 30 no problem...

    I just got back from my yearly camping/bicycling excursion to the Oktoberfest held in Hermann, Missouri. This is my 13th year of making this trek. There is usually between 2 & 6 of us who make the...
  18. Thread: Blizzard Test

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    Lonetracker, Welcome to the forum! Thanks for...

    Lonetracker,

    Welcome to the forum! Thanks for the report on your experience with your Clark NA. While I don't think I'll be hammock camping much in 10-20* temps it is nice to know a Clark can...
  19. Thread: Blizzard Test

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    Great report!!! Nice to know that the...

    Great report!!!

    Nice to know that the "4-Season" designation from Clark is accurate. The lowest I've gone so far has been 39* with a 3/8" CCF pad, fleece blanket & 20* down Cabelas "Boundary...
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    Curtis, Thanks for the great weekend event and...

    Curtis,

    Thanks for the great weekend event and the great program that you & all of your leaders put on!!! I was amazed at how you got all the scouts to sit through multiple 60-90 minutes...
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    I have been using a black hard plastic version of...

    I have been using a black hard plastic version of Nite Ize figure 9s, they are packaged with reflective nylon cord. They have been working great for my guidelines & my ridgeline. However I have...
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    Actually, I'm still a registered Scouter with the...

    Actually, I'm still a registered Scouter with the Heart of America Council (Kansas City, MO) and I'm not too far from Joplin... If possible I would love to come down and observe/participate in the...
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    Ware Curtis, It sounds like the "hammock...

    Ware Curtis,

    It sounds like the "hammock camping" section (other sections as well) of this Backpackoree could be full of useful information that could also be useful to refresh our memories here...
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    This is one of hammock camping's greatest...

    This is one of hammock camping's greatest strengths. The ability to quickly get out of the rain & the ability to pack up in the rain and keep your gear dry.
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    Since I began using my hammock for camping this...

    Since I began using my hammock for camping this is the hardest thing & I'm still trying to master it. I never had any trouble with waking up when I was a ground dweller. :laugh::laugh::laugh:
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    Thanks for posting the info & link to...

    Thanks for posting the info & link to roguepaddler.com!!! Lots of good info that I can use for my kayaking adventures & adapt to my bicycle adventures...
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    So with your winter tarp, Do you use rigid...

    So with your winter tarp, Do you use rigid guidelines or shockcord guidelines to stake it to the ground?
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    This is a great thread with great responses!! ...

    This is a great thread with great responses!!

    It's great to hear from the people out there doing the adventures... what works, what doesn't and why...

    It's easy getting caught in "the next...
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    You've made a very important observation.... ...

    You've made a very important observation....

    But now the question... Which gear should be bulletproof regardless of weight & Which gear can be lite weight without compromising function/comfort?
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    Thanks for all the replies... I'm really more in...

    Thanks for all the replies... I'm really more in the middle about weight vs. comfort continuum... to me, its more about having good, stout, quality gear... and believe me, my gear closet (actually...
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    Winter Tarp Configuration

    I recently bought a 10x12 Equinox ripstop nylon tarp from Campmor. Great tarp for the price. I expect to use this as my cold weather/winter tarp.

    I'm playing around with my new tarp trying to...
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    Gear Selection: Old School vs. New School...

    I have been bicycling camping, tent camping. hiking, kayak/canoe camping (and yes, trailer/teardrop camping) for almost 50 years since I was a kid. Even with all this other experience I am new to...
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    Thanks for posting the photos... looks like a...

    Thanks for posting the photos... looks like a beautiful area to explore.

    Does the river or one of it's tributaries come up to your back yard?
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    Great post!! Thanks for posting the photos... &...

    Great post!! Thanks for posting the photos... & for describing how you use your old net hammock for your gear... I have an old cheapo nylon net hammock and i'll give this a try for some my bulky...
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    My Amazon.com account is sure getting a workout...

    keep the titles coming...
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    Thanks for the great review & the photos.... ...

    Thanks for the great review & the photos....

    I'll be ordering this setup for my Clark later on this fall...
  37. What books should be in every "hanger's" library?

    What books pertaining to hammock camping, backpacking, camping, woodcraft, campcraft, kayak/canoe camping, bicycle camping, trail food, camp cooking, etc... would you consider essential to the "well...
  38. I'm definately interested... but I need more...

    I'm definately interested... but I need more details to make a decision... and my son lives in Denver, he is a hanger, he'd probably be interested too...

    More details please...

    How long of a...
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    Not a problem... it adds loft to your sleeping...

    Not a problem... it adds loft to your sleeping bag/quilt/pad setup...
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    Isn't technology great!! Hard to go lite weight...

    Isn't technology great!! Hard to go lite weight with all the new techno gizmos coming out...
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    Pretty cool... thanks for posting the link!

    Pretty cool... thanks for posting the link!
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    Pretty Cool "Hammock Theater" set up... BTW......

    Pretty Cool "Hammock Theater" set up...

    BTW... what did your relatives think of your sleeping arrangements?
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    Because they make some great hammocks... there...

    Because they make some great hammocks... there are several threads in the Clark subforum that talk about Clarks... what you read in those threads may answer your questions... if not ask specifics &...
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    This looks like this may be my next purchase from...

    This looks like this may be my next purchase from Clark for my NX-250...

    I want to get some "cold weather time" first to make sure I'll need it. So far I've been rather comfortable to slightly...
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    Good to hear about your first trip out in your...

    Good to hear about your first trip out in your Clark...

    Like you learned from this outing... staying warm in a hammock is alittle different than sleepin on the ground...
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    Poll: I'd be up for this trip if it is the Oct 23-25...

    I'd be up for this trip if it is the Oct 23-25 weekend. I am scheduled to teach a seminar the Oct 9-11 weekend.

    But I do have a comment... I believe that attaching anything to trees is prohibited...
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    Sorry to hear about your wet/gritty ride... it...

    Sorry to hear about your wet/gritty ride... it can be quite unpleasant with a driving rain & a spongy trail surface. It is probably best that you stopped because you would likely have ruined a chain...
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    I'd also be interested in getting together with others in the midwest region for weekend outings... I'd be interested in activities combining hammock camping with bicycling, kayaking, canoeing or...
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    First time I've heard that:cool::confused: I...

    First time I've heard that:cool::confused:

    I guess the rest of us are just wannabe's?
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    I live about 30-40 miles northwest of Clinton....

    I live about 30-40 miles northwest of Clinton. I've done most if not all of the Katy Trail in sections over the past 15-20 years. Usually picking a trailhead and riding in one direction 20-40 miles &...
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