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    I have the Greylock 3. I do not have any...

    I have the Greylock 3. I do not have any experience with the Phoenix. Both have great reputations. I've only used mine down to 30. I'm 5'9 about 200 lbs. I'm a fairly cold sleeper and I was...
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    Good idea, but I think the proposed name would...

    Good idea, but I think the proposed name would violate the terms of service of the forum. Karma is a tenet of Buddhism and having it listed would violate tos with respect to mentioning religion in...
  3. WTB: Don't want to lead you astray, but I have not...

    Don't want to lead you astray, but I have not seen many 3 season Yeti's on the For Sale. Not saying it doesn't happen, but it is kinda rare. You might search the For Sale threads for Yeti and you...
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    I set my son's tarp up like that: Dutch hoop...

    I set my son's tarp up like that: Dutch hoop connects to a continuous loop that is Prussik'd to the main line. My thought was it would be easy for him to adjust for different size trees and maintain...
  5. I agree. R value is a measure of a materials...

    I agree. R value is a measure of a materials ability to restrict heat flow. On the ground, you fight conduction. In the hammock or on a raised shelter platform with air gaps you fight conduction and...
  6. I'm 5'8 and I really love my Greylock 3. Mines...

    I'm 5'8 and I really love my Greylock 3. Mines 52" and it works well. The green and black are easy on the eyes.
  7. I'll offer a noob perspective. I now own both...

    I'll offer a noob perspective. I now own both hammocks. I've only been hanging about 3 years. I didn't know anything about hammocks or this forum. A friend recommended the Hennessy. I bought the...
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    I have not personally. I have one that I've used...

    I have not personally. I have one that I've used on the ground. The bottom is waterproof (I haven't experienced any seepage) so I would think it would provide some barrier against convection. ...
  9. As others have said, 'nothing'. Just personal...

    As others have said, 'nothing'. Just personal preference. I have whoopies on my Lite Owl and just got cinch buckles on my XLC. I still have the standard suspension on my Explorer Deluxe. I've not...
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    I've had success with the Jarbidge on a zip...

    I've had success with the Jarbidge on a zip Explorer Deluxe. I also stopped using the side tie outs. I also did a couple of others that helped as well. Triangle thingies offer a little more...
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    I use the tensioners that Mr. Shug listed the...

    I use the tensioners that Mr. Shug listed the link above. Work great.
    My recommendation is to try and experiment and find what works for you. Worse thing that is going to happen is you might get...
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    Now That's Customer Service

    Earlier this week I posted on a thread that I had just ordered a Grizz Beak to use with a Hennessy Hex tarp. Reality: I had ordered it several months ago, but in my mind I just had gotten it as I...
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    I keep it separate. I use ridgeline cords on...

    I keep it separate. I use ridgeline cords on each end. I like this as it allows me to setup the tarp first if it is raining. Also, I didn't want to try and pack the hammock and the tarp together...
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    Hennessy Explorer was my first tarp. I upgraded...

    Hennessy Explorer was my first tarp. I upgraded to the Hex. Never regretted it. Yes, it is a little heavier than the asm tarp, but it provides a lot of forgiveness for a new person learning the...
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    In a bed, I have to sleep on my side. In a...

    In a bed, I have to sleep on my side. In a hammock, I sleep on my back. For me, it's a lot like falling asleep in a Lazy Boy (once you learn to adjust how you like to hang)
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    It is Bear Tree. Group sites are described in the...

    It is Bear Tree. Group sites are described in the last couple of sentences in the Facilities paragraph on the website. They are semi-primitive. Vault toilets and a hand pump well. Regular toilets and...
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    Our troop has done this for the last 5 years. We...

    Our troop has done this for the last 5 years. We always stay at Bear Creek (I think that's the name) at Mt. Rogers. Great sites. They have at least 4 large group sites. Not sure how many they...
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    Supplemental Pads

    I'm relatively new and I use a 3/4 uq (20F quilt). I generally use a Thermarest sit pad inside my topquilt foot box ('Shug Style'). I have been warm down to 30F. I'm going to try some colder...
  19. Condolences to you and Franken quilt. I'm sure...

    Condolences to you and Franken quilt. I'm sure Franken quilt is just a shell of himself. Wondering who he's gonna spoon with now in the piney woods.
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    Thanks Paul.

    Thanks Paul.
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    Tnx. I've been using a Hennessy explorer the last...

    Tnx. I've been using a Hennessy explorer the last few years. Looking forward to the first night in the xlc. I'll be using for a 6 night trip starting tomorrow. I'll hang it with more sag than I'm...
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    I apologize to Brandon if I gave that impression....

    I apologize to Brandon if I gave that impression. I just got an xlc with the warbonnet cinch buckles and wondered if it would cause unnecessary twist/binding/wear if I added the half hitch anyway. I...
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    Warbonnet cinch buckles

    Many different opinions on here about back-up half hitch with cinch buckles Just watched Shug's video where he fell when a buckle slipped. It was not a Warbonnet cinch buckle. I just got a set of...
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    First test hang in xlc

    First test hang in my dl 1.1 xlc. Very comfortable. Two questions for the gurus:
    1. When getting in and out how far do you need to unzip to prevent overloading/damaging the zipper?
    2. I could flex...
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    I have a 40 but dont use it in the 70s. I use the...

    I have a 40 but dont use it in the 70s. I use the JRB fleece liner. I sleep cold.
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    I started with a Hennessy Hex as it was an free...

    I started with a Hennessy Hex as it was an free upgrade when I bought my explorer. It's bombproof. My son (12 at the time) wanted to get a hammock so I moved him into the Hennessy Hex and I bought...
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    Xlc drip loops

    Just got my new xlc. Will be my first cinch buckle suspension. Ive used.whoopies.and the Hennessy lashing. I use Dutch's whoopie books that provide that water break under the tarp..Any other/better...
  28. Mine is not a work of art as I 'Hillbillied it...

    Mine is not a work of art as I 'Hillbillied it up", but I made mine this way:
    1. Added some grommets to grossgrain ribbon (about a 2 inch long piece).
    2. Punched 4 holes (2 at the top and two at...
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    My first week in a hammock was 3 years ago at...

    My first week in a hammock was 3 years ago at Scout camp. Set to go again in about 2 weeks. Last year, low temps were around 70F and it was awesome to be cool in the Summer. Found a neat battery...
  30. I was not aware of this forum, and bought my...

    I was not aware of this forum, and bought my first hammock based on a recommendation from a friend. I bought a Hennessy Exporer Deluxe. I have been pleased with it. I kind of like the lashing. ...
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    JRB has the 52 inch wide.line.that.works.really...

    JRB has the 52 inch wide.line.that.works.really well.
  32. I'm only 5'9 and I prefer the 11'. My son has a...

    I'm only 5'9 and I prefer the 11'. My son has a 10' and I can use it, but the difference between the 10' and 11' is remarkable.
  33. I used to fish in the Hazel Creek area. Would...

    I used to fish in the Hazel Creek area. Would love to again. Just haven't had the time. Last trip, I came across a bear swimming the creek. Later, was night fishing and was across the creek from...
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    +1 that it really depends on you. At a low of...

    +1 that it really depends on you. At a low of around 70 F, I can go to sleep without anything underneath me. When the body fuel starts running out, I start getting cold. I have to use a PLUQ with...
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    Dont mean to big you with a lot of.questions,...

    Dont mean to big you with a lot of.questions, but.
    Have you watched Shugemery tarp series? Brandon has a good setup.video on the Superfly. The two ridge.lines from Dutch with the two...
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    The "efficiency" of the insulation degrades when...

    The "efficiency" of the insulation degrades when it's compressed. The dense military wool blankets will not compress as much as some other forms of insulation. I have an old 100% wool blanket that...
  37. WITHDRAWN: None of my issues, but you might want to review...

    None of my issues, but you might want to review guidelines #10-#12 in the For Sale thread for future sales. Might avoid some "hurt" feelings.
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    I'm no expert, but I gave up on trying to...

    I'm no expert, but I gave up on trying to compress it. I put a liner inside the bag (I use big ole glad bag as a liner (gotta Hillbilly it up) and just shove the quilt in the bottom. I've found it...
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    Thank you. I'll try the 3/8 pad in colder weather.

    Thank you. I'll try the 3/8 pad in colder weather.
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    Hello from Albemarle! I'm awaiting my first...

    Hello from Albemarle!
    I'm awaiting my first order from Warbonnet Good luck with your setup!
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    I have an XLC with a 3-season Yeti and love it. Perfect fir, easy set-up, and it stays put under me. I use half a z-sol pad under my feet, between the layers, and that too works great. I can't...
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    What's the highest F that you've used the Yeti...

    What's the highest F that you've used the Yeti (venting) and it still be comfortable?
  43. I have the Greylock 3. I added the prussicks as...

    I have the Greylock 3. I added the prussicks as well. Lowest I've had it was 30F. I'm a fairly cold sleeper and I was comfortable. I only sleep in a pair of shorts, loose socks, and a Underarmour...
  44. Enjoy your vacation! Just received my first set...

    Enjoy your vacation! Just received my first set of skins from you and used them this weekend. They are AWESOME!!! Will not be long before my next order. Take care!
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    TNX for the update! Just enjoyed seeing his gear...

    TNX for the update! Just enjoyed seeing his gear videos.
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    More of a dull ache. I thought it was the bug...

    More of a dull ache. I thought it was the bug netting and fabric pressing on it. Felt of those and they were pretty loose. I broke that foot about 8 years ago and it might just be a consequence of...
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    O'Caveman Where Art Thou?

    Never met him, but I have enjoyed the YouTube videos by Caveman showing a lot of the Wilderness Logics products. Used to see him post on here. Anyone heard from him?
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    Tnx. We only hiked in a couple of miles and I...

    Tnx. We only hiked in a couple of miles and I drank a pt of water before going to bed. It was really hot and humid though.
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    Foot issue

    Spent last night in my Explorer Deluxe. Hung foot end about 6 inches higher than head end. Ridge line was not real tight. I could bend it up and down easily while lying in the hammock. I woke up a...
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    Canoefor2, I have ordered an ucp from 2QZQ. It...

    Canoefor2,
    I have ordered an ucp from 2QZQ. It should be here at the end of the week. How are things in Blount County? I grew up between Maryville and South Knoxville.
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