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  1. I've tried similar things with various fleece...

    I've tried similar things with various fleece blankets. From your photos and my own experience, it looks like you need to add some way to cinch the ends closed to prevent drafts. With my current...
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    Indeed they do. I've got titanium stakes from...

    Indeed they do. I've got titanium stakes from them and Clisbyclark recently gifted me with a hank of Lawson's bear bag line which I used for the first time a couple of weeks ago. It's so much...
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    Welcome from a Georgia guy also dripping with...

    Welcome from a Georgia guy also dripping with sweat.
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    Welcome to Hammock Forums, thorlac. Plenty of...

    Welcome to Hammock Forums, thorlac. Plenty of folks around here in your age group. I'm 56 myself and also have no plans to ever sleep on the ground again. Thanks for posting a photo in your intro...
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    Because it's there, man! This setup is awesome.

    Because it's there, man! This setup is awesome.
  6. Is that the one that's intended as a way to...

    Is that the one that's intended as a way to anchor the bubble pad?
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    That's an impressive piece of work. You put some...

    That's an impressive piece of work. You put some real thought into it. Enjoy.
  8. Noticed those over on your Instagram page. Nice....

    Noticed those over on your Instagram page. Nice. :)
  9. Are you sure about that statement? If you've got...

    Are you sure about that statement? If you've got 30 degree angles initially and then do the lengthen/shorten step, I can't picture the angles staying the same. Won't they change? The shorter...
  10. I don't own one, but I've seen Grand Trunk...

    I don't own one, but I've seen Grand Trunk hammocks out on the trails while hiking and stopped to talk to the owners. Nobody was actually using them as camping hammocks in which to sleep, but more...
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    It's an older thread but since it's August maybe...

    It's an older thread but since it's August maybe this will still be relevant.

    Surprising that nobody has mentioned poncho liners yet. On the rare summer hangs, I've found a poncho liner UQ and a...
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    Glad you found the forums and glad you decided to...

    Glad you found the forums and glad you decided to join in the fun.
    Cheers.
  13. The Hennessey system is solid if a little dated,...

    The Hennessey system is solid if a little dated, but I've still got mine and it's going strong after 5 years, now on loan to my daughter. I'd advise using it at least a year and get to know it and...
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    Mighty fine gear you're starting out with,...

    Mighty fine gear you're starting out with, PineyWood. Glad you decided to join the fun and start posting.
    Cheers.
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    I ended up making my own, which is not that hard...

    I ended up making my own, which is not that hard to do, but compared to the ones from 2QZQ, mine is heavier and less well made.


    It's odd that you can't see the site. I've pinged it...
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    I'm also in Georgia but using a different ISP. ...

    I'm also in Georgia but using a different ISP. The site is a tad slow to load, but it's there and I've browsed around on it without incident. If it's important to know, I'm using Firefox version...
  17. Also look at Ripstop by the Roll for various...

    Also look at Ripstop by the Roll for various weaves of netting.

    As others have said, tulle is crazy light and will work. I made a half bug net from it a few years ago and used it for a while,...
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    Glad to see another hanger poking his head up...

    Glad to see another hanger poking his head up here.
    Cheers.
  19. Some nice gear you've got there, rjs111. Good...

    Some nice gear you've got there, rjs111. Good luck getting to know it. You'll probably have a ball.
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    While it's a 3/4 length and thus doesn't meet...

    While it's a 3/4 length and thus doesn't meet your specs, nonetheless, I'll mention the Arrowhead Equipment Jarbidge. I've got the 3-season version and have used it into the low 20s several times...
  21. Welcome to the addiction that is hammock camping....

    Welcome to the addiction that is hammock camping.

    Underquilt options:

    - A pad might be worth a try. Inexpensive CCF allows cheap experiments.

    - DIY a PLUQ (poncho liner underquilt). ...
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    In addition to Shug's excellent suggestions and...

    In addition to Shug's excellent suggestions and that of Otter1, some other manufacturers you might look at include Hammockgear, who now offer netted hammocks in addition to their other gear and...
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    Welcome to the forums, prepper_warden, from the...

    Welcome to the forums, prepper_warden, from the hot and humid southeast. Looking forward to your participation here on the forums.
    Cheers.
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    Hi and welcome to the hammock addiction from a...

    Hi and welcome to the hammock addiction from a guy from Georgia. I used to visit Pittsburgh fairly frequently back in the mid to late '90s and always liked the area. You guys got me hooked on steak...
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    The specs look decent: 850 goose down, breathable...

    The specs look decent: 850 goose down, breathable shell and weighs about a pound with a nifty looking collar contraption to snug it up around your neck. I can't tell and the website doesn't say if...
  26. It's not quite the same thing, but JRB has their...

    It's not quite the same thing, but JRB has their 11 x 10 flat tarp with multiple tie-out points which allow it to be used as you describe. I believe picture number two on the product page shows it...
  27. Good job with the lashing; those are large trees...

    Good job with the lashing; those are large trees indeed. Glad to see you decided to post and decided to hang.
    Cheers.
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    Glad to see that you've decloaked and will join...

    Glad to see that you've decloaked and will join in the fun.
    Cheers.
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    Depending on my mood I'm either using 6-foot...

    Depending on my mood I'm either using 6-foot straps with a marlin spike hitch and whoopie slings or 12-foot straps becket hitched to loops on the hammock. I like whoopies for their relatively light...
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    I agree that the site is easy to navigate and...

    I agree that the site is easy to navigate and well laid out. Good luck with the business.
  31. Were you aware that Dream Hammock has a ready to...

    Were you aware that Dream Hammock has a ready to ship section as well? https://www.dreamhammock.com/ReadyToShip.html
    You can't customize, but you'll get it much, much quicker than the custom...
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    If you're using whoopie slings, you don't really...

    If you're using whoopie slings, you don't really need 12-foot tree straps. I use 12-foot straps if I'm going to beckett hitch directly to the loops on the end of the hammock. When I use whoopies, I...
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    Welcome to the forums, Philthrust. I'm pretty...

    Welcome to the forums, Philthrust. I'm pretty sure we've got some other members around here who live in Germany.
    Cheers.
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    LOL! And it only keeps going. The answer to the...

    LOL! And it only keeps going. The answer to the question, "How many hammocks does one person really need?" is always "One more." Good luck on the journey into hammock camping. Post a few pictures...
  35. You could find both symmetrical and asymmetrical...

    You could find both symmetrical and asymmetrical hammocks with zippered bug nets. Probably one good way to help you make up your mind is going to be based on how you sleep in the hammock you have. ...
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    And do keep posting and let folks know if it gets...

    And do keep posting and let folks know if it gets better or worse or you have other questions. There's a pretty steep learning curve that I'm still climbing, but I won't go back to the ground...
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    I'm about your same size, weight and height both,...

    I'm about your same size, weight and height both, but I'm not you, so don't take any of my thoughts on this stuff as gospel.

    The Eldorado is an excellent choice and gets good press from people...
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    This is a fascinating thread. Glad you brought...

    This is a fascinating thread. Glad you brought it up. As yet another 5' 9" guy I'm wondering how I'd like a ten-foot hammock. My go-to gathered end is 11 foot, standard width in 1.6 Argon. I made...
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    As the ground gets harder, the hammock looks...

    As the ground gets harder, the hammock looks better. Welcome to the forums from a Georgia guy whose ground sleeping days are in the past.
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    Most of the time I'm running a continuous ridge...

    Most of the time I'm running a continuous ridge line, Dutch hook on one end, wasp on the other. Tarp is fastened under the ridge line using prussic loops. I do it that way because....I dunno. I've...
  41. Big thumbs up on that one. :)

    Big thumbs up on that one. :)
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    Welcome to the forums. Hope you find the info...

    Welcome to the forums. Hope you find the info you need, and good luck on your adventure.
  43. +1 on the above. Love the sky views when in the...

    +1 on the above. Love the sky views when in the hammock and as usual, you taught me something I didn't know.
  44. That's a really well dialed-in kit and a lesson...

    That's a really well dialed-in kit and a lesson in simplicity, impressive weight and bulk savings.
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    Glad you stopped by. Welcome to the forums.

    Glad you stopped by. Welcome to the forums.
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    +1 on that suggestion. I've successfully used my...

    +1 on that suggestion. I've successfully used my JRB Hudson River, which at the time I got it was listed as 25-30 degrees, down to 18 by pairing it with a poncho liner. I've also used it alone down...
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    Welcome to the forums from the state just north...

    Welcome to the forums from the state just north of you. If you need to watch a few more videos, search my user name on YouTube.
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    If you're referring to soaking the clothes, I'll...

    If you're referring to soaking the clothes, I'll give you my subjective take. Last time I soaked stuff, I made up a gallon of solution. Using a bunch of gallon zip lock bags I soaked clothing and...
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    While I have no plans to thru hike the CDT...

    While I have no plans to thru hike the CDT anytime soon, I do want to say thank you for doing this sort of nuts and bolts reporting. One thing I like to do before going on a trail is to find out...
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    And from the photo it looks like you STARTED with...

    And from the photo it looks like you STARTED with a DCF tarp? Wow, nothing like going for the high end right out of the gate, eh? That's a sweet looking setup and a very scenic spot to put it up...
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