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  1. 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):...
  2. 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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    I too went synthetic here on the east coast due...

    I too went synthetic here on the east coast due to less maintenance to keeping it functional in damp weather. Climashield/APEX meets my particular camping needs.
    Proper drying down in a dryer isn't...
  5. Nice weather here for this last week, so I...

    Nice weather here for this last week, so I thought I'd summarize what I learned this winter.
    I tested/compared Stephenson's warmlite VB shirt, Frogg Togg UL Rain suit, and various VB sheets/bags...
  6. Good one - dual purpose at its best. I'm...

    Good one - dual purpose at its best.

    I'm thinking injury or AGE would qualify one for this mod.
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    I cut mine in half and still (10+ years later)...

    I cut mine in half and still (10+ years later) use the two 30"X36" 1/4 inch GG pads in my small HH classic (bottom entry).
    The huge pad GG sells is meant to be cut down to the size/shape you need...
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    Should spark some interesting comments I assume...

    Should spark some interesting comments I assume will be location specific.
    For me:
    Below 20 forecast - stay home and crank up the electric blanket :>)
    20-30 = cold, bulky camping. I like snow....
  9. Have a great trip and don't forget the trip...

    Have a great trip and don't forget the trip report when you get back.
  10. Welcome - and get that old tomcat to sign up too.

    Welcome - and get that old tomcat to sign up too.
  11. Thank-you for sharing this valuable info.

    Thank-you for sharing this valuable info.
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    Welcome from yet another Northern Va. hanger....

    Welcome from yet another Northern Va. hanger.
    This post may interest you:
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/105348-Monthly-Shenandoah-National-Park-hang
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    Welcome. I think you'll like the Hennessy.

    Welcome. I think you'll like the Hennessy.
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    Tough crowd :>) Hammock is way better than...

    Tough crowd :>)
    Hammock is way better than bivy/horse. #1 rule with a bivy is tie the horse down hill from you (unless you don't mind a warm urine bath).
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    So I sit as far in as I can get (facing the foot...

    So I sit as far in as I can get (facing the foot end), pull feet in and remove/hang shoes, put feet into SB, situate top of SB because it has moved toward my behind, lay back, cover up/zip as needed....
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    Blaze new trails and report back - should be a...

    Blaze new trails and report back - should be a good fit :>)
    My Morgan horse passed on many years ago (my pre-hammock days) but I did quite a lot of bivy camping on horses with a friend during my...
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    Sorry I didn't reply - I haven't been following...

    Sorry I didn't reply - I haven't been following this too closely.
    The river 'usually' gets too low sometime in July - weather dependent of course. Thunderstorms bump it up time to time, but for...
  18. The GG is just a wider pad of the same grey CCF...

    The GG is just a wider pad of the same grey CCF material. They are meant to be cut down to the size you need.

    When I got mine 10 years ago they were 60" X 36" - I cut mine in half for two 30" X...
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    I like to keep my face warm and have covered my...

    I like to keep my face warm and have covered my face when below about 28F and windy. I pull my sleeping bag hood over my face/nose and leave a hole to breath thru (synthetic - not down). I have also...
  20. If you are going when night temps are above...

    If you are going when night temps are above 45F/7C/8C range and plan for some bivy nights; a pad becomes a 'need' and the UQ a 'want'. So pack your bags without the UQ - if there is room, bring the...
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    I still use sleeping bag and pad with my Hennessy...

    I still use sleeping bag and pad with my Hennessy classic (BE). Looks like you plan to use a SB to supplement the pad. As long as weight/bulk aren't an issue, a synthetic SB that doesn't compress...
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    If that is like the 16G 'soft' tyvek, I use 16G...

    If that is like the 16G 'soft' tyvek, I use 16G often and you don't need to do anything to the edges after cutting.

    Edit: I see that is the kite tyvek. I don't think you will need to tape the...
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    Welcome Trappy. I lived in Summerville for 8...

    Welcome Trappy. I lived in Summerville for 8 years - I still camp at Edistoe or Hunting Island every spring. My wife and ii really enjoy the low country.
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    I use the smaller UL Backpacker and over the...

    I use the smaller UL Backpacker and over the years have learned to minimize the stuff in the hammock to a pad, sleeping bag and pillow. Jacket/clothing ect can go in a stuff sack (or backpack) that...
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    Sticky: This is very good - maybe make it a Sticky under...

    This is very good - maybe make it a Sticky under each of the 'Outing' sub-forum/area.
  26. Thread: Bugnets

    by oldpappy
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    I use a DIY HUG bugnet with my gathered end...

    I use a DIY HUG bugnet with my gathered end hammock until serious bug season, then it's the good old HH classic (bottom entry hammock). Nothing gets inside it.
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    I can't add much to this except point out that...

    I can't add much to this except point out that the wind/breeze on that night will play a significant factor. You need to keep any air movement from robing your heat - don't forget the face/nose. At...
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    Welcome to HF. This group hang is in southern...

    Welcome to HF.
    This group hang is in southern Pa. All hammock types will be there for your inspection.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/93732-2015-SPRING-MAHHA-Sites-Reserved
    If...
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    See the links, basically you can use a chain link...

    See the links, basically you can use a chain link fence top rail ($12) to take up the compression load leaving 1/2 the weight for each support. Figure out what you need to hold it up - what you have...
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    Jslay3434, welcome to the forum. We're a bunch...

    Jslay3434, welcome to the forum. We're a bunch that's not shy about telling it as it is. I got an "Air Chair" as a gift that uses this concept. Nice for an hour on the deck on a nice day, but not...
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    I view it as a donation to a forum I enjoy and I...

    I view it as a donation to a forum I enjoy and I get to meet some real nice 'like minded' folks along the way to share ideas with.
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    I prefer a small mummy sleeping bag with shoulder...

    I prefer a small mummy sleeping bag with shoulder and hood draw strings. Snug it up and it rolls around with you.
    Getting into the sleeping bag and snugging it up is more difficult than a TQ, but...
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    Both work; Synthetic is more cost effective.

    Both work; Synthetic is more cost effective.
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    Ya done good - $70 and 0F is a real...

    Ya done good - $70 and 0F is a real accomplishment. 12 lbs isn't bad either. The poncho liner is the only thing I see that might weigh more than the insulating efficiency it provides. Maybe a...
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    The GG wide pad has been my favorite for many...

    The GG wide pad has been my favorite for many years - I think mine is about 12 years old.
    The GG pad is light - all pads are bulky. The good thing about a CCF pad is that you roll it and carry it...
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    I looked into this last winter and found these...

    I looked into this last winter and found these simple window sheers were very warm for winter use (held in way too much warm for summer use). I made/used a HUG bugnet out of them for winter use with...
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    To solve you home hang limitations, try this: If...

    To solve you home hang limitations, try this:
    If you don't need to use a tarp, get a 10 foot chain link fence top rail from home depo., 3 each 2x2's and a hinge with a centered hole and make one of...
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    I vote we skip February this year :>)

    I vote we skip February this year :>)
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    Welcome - spring is right around the corner (I...

    Welcome - spring is right around the corner (I hope) so get started putting that duffle together.
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    Here's a synthetic Jarbridge 3/4 UQ rated to 25F...

    Here's a synthetic Jarbridge 3/4 UQ rated to 25F next to size 10 shoes.
    Note: This is uncompressed in the stuff sack - it compresses down to about 1/2 this size....
  41. Thread: Camp security

    by oldpappy
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    Me too - put it in the car if no one's going to...

    Me too - put it in the car if no one's going to be around. I just roll it up loosely and sit it in a locked car. When backpacking I don't set-up until I'm ready to stay in camp for the night.
  42. I only have the Jarbridge so I can't provide a...

    I only have the Jarbridge so I can't provide a comparison. For me (with my HH Backpacker UL bottom entry) the Jarbridge works if I don't use the HH tie-outs. If I do use the tie-outs there always...
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    A quick outing for a nap is a great use of time...

    A quick outing for a nap is a great use of time off.
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultralight-Tyvek-SOFTWRAP-...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultralight-Tyvek-SOFTWRAP-Tent-Footprint-Ground-CLOTH-Sheet-/181472969656?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a40a1c3b8

    The white is ok for winter but really stands out in the...
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    This photo doesn't do it justice, but after over...

    This photo doesn't do it justice, but after over a year's use in all weather (and 2 winters), this simple 8.5oz 'soft tyvek sock' is by far my favorite item. It was based on a loose interpretation of...
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    That's how I look at it - eliminate the wind and...

    That's how I look at it - eliminate the wind and insulate for the temp. My favorite wind block is a tyvek sock/pod that snugs up to my neck along with a hug bugnet to knock the wind down around my...
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    If you have 'wide' pads - use them until you...

    If you have 'wide' pads - use them until you decide and a visit to the Pine Furnace hang maybe your best way to see various set-ups. Pads are all in one insulation and wind breaker. Just bulky to...
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    I wrap the CCF pad in flannel (an old flannel...

    I wrap the CCF pad in flannel (an old flannel sheet) - the flannel is damp in morning but everything else is dry.
    Others have used fleece wrap to put some distance between you and the condensation. ...
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    I'm strictly no-sew (not even the hem). Here's...

    I'm strictly no-sew (not even the hem). Here's what I do using amsteel continuous loops:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJlEQpcbM1I
    It's easy to loosen up to adjust the gather. I've used this for...
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    When you read 40 posts of "...You might be...

    When you read 40 posts of "...You might be hammock hanging crazy!" and can relate to them all.
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