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    > ... he was staying there with his lady friend....

    > ... he was staying there with his lady friend. We just stood around outside the "moving" van until they decided to move on in about 10 minutes.

    10 minutes! Not sure his lady friend would be...
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    Here's and idea - unfortunately putting the...

    Here's and idea - unfortunately putting the burden on the person who actually has "rights" to the spot ... if car camping - which it sounds like the situation in most cases above - there are "pop up"...
  3. FS: Will the Wookie work with any BlackBird or does...

    Will the Wookie work with any BlackBird or does it have to be a newer model?
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    If it were me, I would not let neighbor dogs...

    If it were me, I would not let neighbor dogs confine what I want to do in my own yard. I'm guessing that their barking would inspire their owners to bring them indoors or encourage them not to bark....
  5. Howler, from reading posts, it seems like more...

    Howler, from reading posts, it seems like more often the tarp to spreader bar connection is more commonly dealt with by using panel pulls - either via guy lines or poles. Also, rubber "bumpers" can...
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    questionmike, to reiterate what cmc4free said,...

    questionmike, to reiterate what cmc4free said, it's not the length of the WBRR hammock body that "asks" for a longer ridge line, it's the suspension coming off the hammock body, where the two lines...
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    Also, if you put the stake in vertically, it...

    Also, if you put the stake in vertically, it doesn't have as much holding strength as when you bury it horizontally. Instead of just pushing it in the sand, as you would in dirt or grass, try burying...
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    When using 2 x 2's, do you angle the bottom of...

    When using 2 x 2's, do you angle the bottom of the stick so it's more flush with a solid flat solid surface; like a patio or floor. I can see how in dirt, the sharp edges of the leg bottoms would dig...
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    I used a Hennessy Hex for years and only sold it...

    I used a Hennessy Hex for years and only sold it because I had alternatives that weighed less with the same coverage. And I started using tarps with doors.

    But most important is you'll probably...
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    Looks like you needed to put another bolt in the...

    Looks like you needed to put another bolt in the hinge connection to the wooden leg. Also, I didn't see anything keeping the base of the legs from spreading.

    Kudos in using a sandbag instead of...
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    There are a lot of simple fixes for your "can be...

    There are a lot of simple fixes for your "can be improved" list. For example, on the "awake at first light" issue ... There are many threads in the forum where people are attesting to experiencing...
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    I'm guessing you still have the closed in feeling...

    I'm guessing you still have the closed in feeling even though the HH is staked out of both side. If just the bug net is the issue, you could get a well made GE hammock from our "local" vendors here...
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    Sticky: Billlmichhiker - there's been a lot of discussion...

    Billlmichhiker - there's been a lot of discussion about over vs under. For me, it's seasonal. In the spring/summer/fall there's a chance of rain and one has to be sure, if their line is under, that...
  14. > Bene Gesserit?? 175502

    > Bene Gesserit??

    175502
  15. In other threads, many have posted that their...

    In other threads, many have posted that their first night anywhere is not so restful. Certainly true for me. And you are braver than I am. Once, on a long thru hike, I went to bed at dusk instead of...
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    One cottage industry hammock vendor recommended...

    One cottage industry hammock vendor recommended the lighter colors. He suggested that if you actually have to spend any inordinate time under the tarp ("trapped" by a rain storm), it is much less...
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    Ah - I was going to ask if that was a mini-fly...

    Ah - I was going to ask if that was a mini-fly but now recognize the photo from your post in another Sub-Forum.

    Congratulations on your testing the edges of comfort. When I don't snap the TQ...
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    Twenty dollars worth of carabiners and descending...

    Twenty dollars worth of carabiners and descending rings left on trees. :( Only has to happen once.
  19. Note that in places were flat ground is difficult...

    Note that in places were flat ground is difficult to fine, that also means there could be a absence of trees. Unless you know for sure that you will have the necessary hammock supports (trees) you...
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    What if you picked up some 4 x 4's and put them...

    What if you picked up some 4 x 4's and put them under the hammock stand - picking it up 4 inches? I don't know what the base of your stand looks like but I'm sure some kind of bracket could fix it to...
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    Just Bill, I appreciate all the info you've...

    Just Bill, I appreciate all the info you've provided in the other "generic" forums.

    Though the "fit" of my RR is fine, the 13+ tree distance requirement means I usually have to take a GE hammock...
  22. In the USA (Oregon anyway) the Amazon price is...

    In the USA (Oregon anyway) the Amazon price is $8.95. That doesn't make it very competitive, price-wise, to established alternatives. I was kind of jazzed at $4.00/each but ... "You kain't get there...
  23. Dad Joke with dad avator - love it. Just the type...

    Dad Joke with dad avator - love it. Just the type of humor that goes with hammock hanging.
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    I second the repair tape. Between hammock, tarp,...

    I second the repair tape. Between hammock, tarp, UQ and TQ, UQP, Socks, etc. that's a lot of nylon. REI sells (about chapstick sized) tube of ripstop repair tape.
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    Festinalente, when I read, "... I like a tighter...

    Festinalente, when I read, "... I like a tighter hammock ..." it raised just a little eyebrow because sometimes people like their hammock tight as a way to get it flatr. But the flat lie is obtain by...
  26. Don't give up on the tarp continuous ridge line...

    Don't give up on the tarp continuous ridge line just yet. There are a few small corrections that would have greatly eased your setup. EXCEPT - wind is wind. In the battle between setting up in...
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    Ashley, are you indoors or outdoors in your...

    Ashley, are you indoors or outdoors in your hammock? I'm wondering if you have hanging options besides a "stand" because most stands are not long enough to properly support the usual "sleeping"...
  28. This might be an interesting issue for...

    This might be an interesting issue for moderators, given what is legal and illegal in various states. In Oregon, we are allow a legal medicine that is not available in all states. As an old dude, I...
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    But there is no real "tippiness" with a bridge -...

    But there is no real "tippiness" with a bridge - there is not so good technique in getting in/out of one. Numerous links in this forum point to the I Love Lucy skit were she tried to get into a...
  30. The Amazon link doesn't seem to give a length...

    The Amazon link doesn't seem to give a length option in my (Safari) browser. It is a VERY confusing ad because the product says, "16+1", the descriptive text says, "Cutequeen 2pcs 34 Loops 20Ft Long...
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    1) People don't know hammocks are an option 2)...

    1) People don't know hammocks are an option
    2) Once in a hammock, no one is there to advise on setting it up.

    When people are introduced to camping, they often end up in an "outdoor" store. They...
  32. CVKealey - thank you for the info on the $4.99...

    CVKealey - thank you for the info on the $4.99 spool. I wasn't so clear when describing my guy lines. At this time, I don't use LashIt or any "high strength" cord. For guy lines, I use green,...
  33. When I went on my first "hike", my backpack was a...

    When I went on my first "hike", my backpack was a duffle bag I carried in one hand and I wore leather "street" shoes. You have to start somewhere.

    Remember that the UQP only needs to cover the...
  34. There are a lot of votes for "leave them...

    There are a lot of votes for "leave them attached". That makes sense if you have one tarp. And I used to coil up my guy lines when putting them away back home. I had figure-9's on the tarp guy out...
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    I use the REI poles a lot. They come in two sizes...

    I use the REI poles a lot. They come in two sizes (diameters) and the smaller size is great for porch mode. If I know I'll need ridge line support, I'd take the larger (larger diameter and longer)...
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    michigandave, are you saying the greenhouse...

    michigandave, are you saying the greenhouse effect is full on because it's a green tarp? Makes sense to me.

    There are compromises with ultralite gear. Too often I hear it described as "exactly...
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    The bar with the chain looks like a level arm...

    The bar with the chain looks like a level arm that is inside some toilet water closets. When the toilet handle is pushed the level arm lifts up on the chain that lifts the flap/plug allowing water to...
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    WarBonnet provides light bungee cord for...

    WarBonnet provides light bungee cord for connecting their external pole kit to panel pullouts.
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    So you have to put them higher in the tree. But...

    So you have to put them higher in the tree. But of course there are limits., So I made a little chart using the hammock hang calculator. First I decided how high I wanted to reach. Then I decided how...
  40. Here in the PNW we have a saying, "If you spend...

    Here in the PNW we have a saying, "If you spend some amount of time in the woods (wilderness), you probably won't see a mountain lion but you can be sure they've seen you. Word is, deer are mountain...
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    You didn't mention if you were or weren't using a...

    You didn't mention if you were or weren't using a pillow. I have never found a pillow comfortable for my head. The hammock itself supports my head just fine. A pillow tilts my head up too far; puts...
  42. And that purple tarp is? Looks like a custom...

    And that purple tarp is? Looks like a custom print. OutDoorInk?
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    Just a note that I see posters talking about the...

    Just a note that I see posters talking about the strengh of the hiking pole. In my experience, that is off target a bit. When I've had a pole "fail", it's because the clamping mechanism that sets the...
  44. I'd keep the tarp independent of the hammock...

    I'd keep the tarp independent of the hammock suspension. You'll rig your hammock for the best sag (I think it has a built in ridge cord) and height above ground. But depending upon the weather/season...
  45. I've read that chocolate and wine helps too. But...

    I've read that chocolate and wine helps too. But really, if she has the patience for it, spend some time with her to dial-in her hammock as best possible.

    My experience with YoT (Youth of Today -...
  46. My guess is you have a split ring on your keys....

    My guess is you have a split ring on your keys. They come in different diameters and strengths. I'm guessing those in hardware stores are going to be stronger than those in fabric/hobby stores....
  47. I try to have the least expensive, easy to...

    I try to have the least expensive, easy to replace, part be the weakest link so it breaks first. So I have cheap split rings on my tarp guy points and ridge line. Once the wind was strong enough to...
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    As with Banjoman, though I might prefer the...

    As with Banjoman, though I might prefer the Bridge, I usually take the GE because I can string it in more places. Yes, if you can find additional trees. the bridge is great. Problem is ... those...
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    The only downside you might find with the Ridge...

    The only downside you might find with the Ridge Runner compared to your gathered end hammocks is its span, or tree distance, requirement. Two lines come off each end at the spreader bars. They meet...
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    I still use mine so I don't have to have the UQ...

    I still use mine so I don't have to have the UQ fitted just right. Also, if the hammock slips out of my hand while adjusting the suspension, the UQP keeps things clean. It has no R factor by its...
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