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  1. How about a footbox? ...

    How about a footbox?

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/23450-DIW-quot-WarBird-quot-WBB-style-hammock
  2. Maybe I'm too late- but the blue polyethylene...

    Maybe I'm too late- but the blue polyethylene tarps work great in a pinch. I used one my first year of hammocking, and it kept me perfectly dry.

    In the departments of weight, bulk, and noise the ...
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    Guylines stay attached to my tarp. I wrap each...

    Guylines stay attached to my tarp. I wrap each one up (figure 8 around my thumb & pinky so they stay tangle-free.)

    I fold my tarp down so it's a long rectangle, lay the stakes on one end, then...
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    I was thinking about this just a couple months...

    I was thinking about this just a couple months ago, and dropped back into the forums after an extended absence.
    For me- the separation was a natural progression driven by three factors. 1) My...
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    Poll: JToon, your thread is timely- I've been thinking...

    JToon, your thread is timely- I've been thinking about this myself!



    2Q: which way does your center pole run? Is it running perpendicular to the hammock? I can't picture how it acts on all...
  6. Hi Joe, Spend a little time looking through...

    Hi Joe,

    Spend a little time looking through this forum, and you'll find that you can be comfortable in a hammock down through sub-zero temps.

    The basic concept is the same as camping on the...
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    I use my homemade 10'x10' silnylon tarp in the...

    I use my homemade 10'x10' silnylon tarp in the BWCA, and it's endured some SIGNIFICANT storms. I pitch it rectangular, not diagonally- this provides plenty of coverage for me. It's in porch mode on...
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    Welcome aboard, from 140 miles straight south of...

    Welcome aboard, from 140 miles straight south of you! :)

    What you have done is "elevate your perspective", as well as giving your back a respite from rocks, roots, sticks, slopes, mud, lumps, and...
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    I have used those in the past, with success. ...

    I have used those in the past, with success. (I'm in the 155lb-ish class.)

    As you noted, they are heavier than carabiners. Also, if you don't close the gate (screw-on, not hinged like a...
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    Sure thing, I can do it for you. It'll cost...

    Sure thing, I can do it for you. It'll cost about $100, plus you include the bag. It'll take me 6-8 weeks, the stitching will be crooked, and I don't warranty my work. I probably won't return...
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    You guys are simultaneously making me angry and...

    You guys are simultaneously making me angry and intrigued!

    I spent all that time learning to make whoopie slings, getting them attached to my hammock, etc. And now it turns out there's yet a...
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    Hi Edge308- Sorry to hear about your...

    Hi Edge308-

    Sorry to hear about your uncomfortable night! :( Most of us have been there at one time or another. Just as it takes some time & a number of trips to learn the ins and outs of tent...
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    Congrats! I just had a hammock "first...

    Congrats! I just had a hammock "first experience" on Saturday night: I had to bail and go indoors at 2am due to CBS. I was out on a spur of the moment, and pieced together a bunch of gear from...
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    And from the northern Twin Cities suburbs, as...

    And from the northern Twin Cities suburbs, as well!
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    Your mileage will vary. But I can say this for...

    Your mileage will vary. But I can say this for 20* and 35* bags:

    I have always stored my synthetic bags in compression stuff sacks, year round, for about 11 years.

    So far, I haven't noticed...
  16. + 1 on the advice above. Don't feel you need...

    + 1 on the advice above.

    Don't feel you need to give up on pads: they do work decently in a hammock, and give you the option of ground sleeping if you need it. But you've already found out that...
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    +1 on the welcome, from a Minocqua native. I...

    +1 on the welcome, from a Minocqua native.

    I can't comment on your setup, sorry! But you are in the right place for learning about other options. Some of the greatest people in the outdoors hang...
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    Lowrider, I second Timberrr's comment. You may...

    Lowrider, I second Timberrr's comment.

    You may need to consider attachment points at the head end of the bag to snug it up to the underside of the hammock. 1/8" bungee cord is often used for that...
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    Dear god, what's wrong with me. I think I...

    Dear god, what's wrong with me. I think I actually understand this.

    :D
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    Poll: Currently I use grip-clips, but am busting out...

    Currently I use grip-clips, but am busting out the sewing kit to install sewn loops. (No d-ring, just webbing on a patch.) I'm done being annoyed at fiddling with the clips, and moving towards...
  21. It's a see-through Hodag burrito! :lol: Nice...

    It's a see-through Hodag burrito! :lol:

    Nice work!
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    I'm piling on the Thermarest bandwagon. Mine is...

    I'm piling on the Thermarest bandwagon. Mine is somewhere in the 16 years old range and still functions perfectly.



    Although....
    ....maybe I shouldn't have said anything. I may just have...
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    You've never seen Minnesota sticks. Whoooo...

    You've never seen Minnesota sticks. Whoooo buddy, they look good! :laugh:
  24. Garage floor, cutting on plywood. Doors open. ...

    Garage floor, cutting on plywood. Doors open. No odor, plenty of clean air.

    I get some funny looks from passing neighbors, but hey- who isn't used to that? :D
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    It's that sentence right there that set me to...

    It's that sentence right there that set me to labelling everything with words, and not colors! Good for you guys with memories that actually work. Mine doesn't! :)



    Exactly! Was it the...
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    I use a 4" piece of either white vinyl...

    I use a 4" piece of either white vinyl (electrical) tape or athletic tape. Folded over a handle or string, stuck to itself. I label with a sharpie. Easy to peel off and re-label if I change out...
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    +1 on the mil-issue Poncho Liner.

    +1 on the mil-issue Poncho Liner.
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    On one test hammock, I whipped using mason's...

    On one test hammock, I whipped using mason's line. My larksheaded rings actually pushed the entire whip right off the end of the hammock body. (Guess I didn't use Gargoyle's method of checking to...
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    The descender ring is larks-headed to your...

    The descender ring is larks-headed to your hammock, I'm assuming? With Amsteel or similarly strong attachment?


    Sounds like you've got a "regular" setup going. No issues.

    One comment: ...
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    That's extremely clever!

    That's extremely clever!
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    Welcome to the forum! The BWCA is a great...

    Welcome to the forum!

    The BWCA is a great place to hang: there are many more hammock-ready trees than tent sites!

    I switched to hammocks for the same reason you did: cause roots hurt to lay...
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    Wow, that was a very fast trip from your first...

    Wow, that was a very fast trip from your first post and enjoying your hammock to shutting the door on it.

    Would you mind sharing your thoughts on your experience?
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    I'm giving the same answer I use when asked...

    I'm giving the same answer I use when asked "whisky or beer?" Why limit yourself to just 1?

    I have one hammock set up with whoopies (my personal), and my guest hammock with straps/rings. Best...
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    I like them both equally well. My primary...

    I like them both equally well. My primary hammock has whoopie slings, my backup/guest hammock has straps & rings. Whoopies are more fun and have an unmatched "cool" factor. Straps & rings are just...
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    I don't use one rope for all occasions, but I...

    I don't use one rope for all occasions, but I carry a hunk of this for all my miscellaneous rope needs: General 1/4" Utility Rope

    It's stretchier than I strictly like, but once stretched stays...
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    I'm going to weigh in with exactly zero help: my...

    I'm going to weigh in with exactly zero help: my unbranded steel rings that I bought at the local hardware store are still strong, unrusted, and trustworthy 4+ years later.... :D
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    I think you also avoided the one thing I could...

    I think you also avoided the one thing I could think of with a Cuben top quilt: if you make both sides from Cuben you will have trouble compressing the air out of it. Since you went Momentum on one...
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    Wait a minute: you joined in December 2010, and...

    Wait a minute: you joined in December 2010, and made your first post in April 2012? Dude, that takes lurking to a whole new level! :laugh:
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    Wonderful first post: a trip report with great...

    Wonderful first post: a trip report with great photography!

    That tree is awesome! Nearly as purty as your smilin' girl.

    Congratulations on a successful trip, bringing along your daughter, and...
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    Poll: :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: My...

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:


    My thoughts EXACTLY!!!!

    What a hilarious poll- y'all make me feel normal!
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    So, what's your total pack weight on that setup? ...

    So, what's your total pack weight on that setup? I no longer feel like a "pound hog!" :lol:
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    Cool! I hope they enjoy their time in this...

    Cool! I hope they enjoy their time in this spotlight, and +1 on the comments above. Tell 'em to have fun while out-toughing their competition!
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    We had a word for girls like you in high school: ...

    We had a word for girls like you in high school: TEASE!!! :D
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    I will put in a plug for the Cooke Custom Sewing...

    I will put in a plug for the Cooke Custom Sewing 1.1oz silnylon 8'x10' Tundra Tarp. CCS Tundra Tarp 1.1oz

    CCS makes awesome gear, you will find huge flexibility with this one. At $119, it's just...
  45. Thread: Whipping?

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    Whipping is not load-bearing, so almost anything...

    Whipping is not load-bearing, so almost anything works. I like to use mason's line.

    I do put a dab of silicone adhesive under it, as insurance to keep it from sliding off. I had one experience...
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    Hmmm, sounds like you're a candidate to be the...

    Hmmm, sounds like you're a candidate to be the designated Camp "<the female of the dog species>"! ;)

    Sorry about your foot, Fronkey- heal fast!
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    I haven't seen a comment above on the Warbonnet...

    I haven't seen a comment above on the Warbonnet Traveller (the model without the bugnet or footbox.)

    I've got a Traveller DL, and use a Thermarest self-inflating. The combination is awesome, it's...
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    Maybe, but it's a great idea, works well, and...

    Maybe, but it's a great idea, works well, and looks good to boot! Nice work, Red!
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    My bugnet is effective, light, small, and has...

    My bugnet is effective, light, small, and has never failed me. Need I say more? :D
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    Hmmm, I've never had those symptoms, but I DO use...

    Hmmm, I've never had those symptoms, but I DO use a small pillow. I always need something supporting my head/neck otherwise I get really sore.

    Try a pillow?
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