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  1. Is it wrong I'm already packed?

    Is it wrong I'm already packed?
  2. Slight change of plans. I will be up there friday...

    Slight change of plans. I will be up there friday morning sometime. I have to make band practice Thursday night, as I havent attended in about 6 weeks. By the time I get out of there, and to Ashby,...
  3. Ok, so, I can only do friday night. As I am...

    Ok, so, I can only do friday night. As I am working Sunday morning. I think I may go down Thursday after work, if anyone wants to go a day early? I only have friday and saturday off, but this is the...
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    One of my favorite local hiking trails. I hiked...

    One of my favorite local hiking trails. I hiked the Wapack trail a few years ago. The trail lacks water (the Wapack trail) after the Binney Pond other than seasonal flow, if the weather is...
  5. I can do friday into saturday. I MAY be able to...

    I can do friday into saturday. I MAY be able to make it to Sunday, if I can get a swap. But, friday and saturday are my days off, so I can at least get 1 night in!


    EDIT: Raif, bring my wool...
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    I agree with silvrsrfr. There is no need to treat...

    I agree with silvrsrfr. There is no need to treat a tarp at all. Ticks dont reside in trees, just in shrubs, grass, etc. Their food source is generally close to the ground-not on trees. Ticks wont...
  7. I am going to be a possible on this one. It will...

    I am going to be a possible on this one. It will depend only upon whether my dept is fully staffed at that point, which I hope it is. I wanted to get a canoe camping trip in this year, so, this may...
  8. July 31-August 2nd is the only dates that work...

    July 31-August 2nd is the only dates that work for me. The others, I am working the weekend. Rotating shift and all.
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    since I went to a bridge, I use my Q core...

    since I went to a bridge, I use my Q core inflatable. But, I havent had the opportunity to hang with it yet, as I just got the bridge about a month ago.
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    I used one for years. In fact, I tried the UQ...

    I used one for years. In fact, I tried the UQ briefly, then went back to the pad, settling on that model. Now, I have a bridge hammock, and, although I still use a pad, I no longer use the GG....
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    Ah!!! I will be in Washington that week!!!!

    Ah!!! I will be in Washington that week!!!!
  12. As OldPappy stated, its wide. I honestly dont...

    As OldPappy stated, its wide. I honestly dont know if they sell it any more. Its about 14" thick. I dont think it would do much good on the ground, to be honest-but, in a hammock it worked great. I...
  13. I tried the UQ route, didnt like it. I have been...

    I tried the UQ route, didnt like it. I have been a pad user for years. When I had my WBBB, I initially had a UQ, but, I never cared for it. I had to fidget with it sometimes, and, overall, it just...
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    I have had one for a few years now. Every time I...

    I have had one for a few years now. Every time I think I should get a smaller tarp, one thats a little lighter-I remember how versatile this one is. Porch mode, buttoned down mode, one side open,...
  15. Thread: Small rant.

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    This is, clearly, a USPS issue, not WarBonnet. I...

    This is, clearly, a USPS issue, not WarBonnet. I would certainly take it up with the USPS. Their days of "rain, sleet, snow, dark of night" are long behind them, I fear. There have been weather...
  16. Thread: Small rant.

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    This, sometimes, is the bane of the cottage...

    This, sometimes, is the bane of the cottage industry. You do something you love. Word gets around. Then, because its normally a 1, 2, or only a few person operation, you can be backed up with orders....
  17. Thread: Toggles

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    When I had a toggle hanging system, I used...

    When I had a toggle hanging system, I used whatever I could find on the ground. So long as you hang on the knot, and not on the toggle, you are fine. Mine jumped once, causing the toggle to snap....
  18. Thread: Small rant.

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    Understand, its a 2 person operation. You're...

    Understand, its a 2 person operation. You're ordering a custom product. They dont have stock-they make to order. I waited a year for a custom knife. Thats just the nature of the business.
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    Well, I may only get 11 months. This February...

    Well, I may only get 11 months. This February hasnt worked out. Every day off rotation is a snowstorm (seriously, we have have one every 5 days for a month now), and I just cannot get to anywhere to...
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    I ended up going with the RidgeRunner. I really...

    I ended up going with the RidgeRunner. I really liked the hang of it, and after years with the WBBB, I have 100% satisfaction and faith in Brandons products.
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    Grey Eagle, got your pm, may join you sometime...

    Grey Eagle, got your pm, may join you sometime this year!
    Sky, I will definitely let you know. Ideally, I want a different place each month, but, we will see.
    Gastar, hopefully, next group hang at...
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    Dont be sorry :). It just works out that I dont....

    Dont be sorry :). It just works out that I dont. But, I will likely join you sometime over the coming year!
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    Thats my plan. During the warmer seasons, thats...

    Thats my plan. During the warmer seasons, thats not an issue for me. During the cold winter though, I do prefer a partner, or partners, during the winter though, for safety and cameraderie. When the...
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    Is that the Sawyer Pond one? If so, I'm working...

    Is that the Sawyer Pond one? If so, I'm working that weekend :(
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    12 months of hanging

    Ok, not hanging the WHOLE year, but, this year I'd like to get out monthly, and, with January in the books with NEHHA winter hang, and a new hammock, I REALLY want to get out on a monthly basis....
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    You'll love it. That was the first real camping...

    You'll love it. That was the first real camping hammock I owned. A fantastic setup, you'll get many years use out of it!
  27. The pad I had is a gossamer gear pad. Its...

    The pad I had is a gossamer gear pad. Its thinner, like 1/8" I believe, but wider. When its in the hammock, between the layers, it doesnt move. And, there is enough that it wraps up the sides...
  28. You dont HAVE to have a UQ. I never used one. I...

    You dont HAVE to have a UQ. I never used one. I have a Gossamer Gear CCF pad, that was made for hammocks, and it served me well with my WBBB. I have since sold my WBBB though, and now use a WarBonnet...
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    I will check mine tonight. I just got it last...

    I will check mine tonight. I just got it last week. Hm...
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    Yes, the HH had the tie outs set up that way...

    Yes, the HH had the tie outs set up that way before Warbonnet started. My guess is, they had to go one way or the other, and simply settled on the head left/foot right.
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    Well, you need to look up the term victorious....

    Well, you need to look up the term victorious. If, you mean, we threw it in the fire at the end, because it wasnt working-then, yes, VICTORY!!!
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    I'm gonna miss you guys. This is a half hour from...

    I'm gonna miss you guys. This is a half hour from home-but, I will not have the time to get out there. I have work, friday-sunday, Friday night we have our final band rehearsal for saturday night-so,...
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    As others have said, keep an eye out for used...

    As others have said, keep an eye out for used gear. Also, remember, a good, quality tent is about $200 or so, for a small 2 person one. Which, of course, translates to a 1 person + gear. And, they go...
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    I would love to, as I need to test my new...

    I would love to, as I need to test my new hammock. A few problems though:
    1) I work that weekend
    2) I have my annual Burns Night concert the night of the 31st
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    I ordered a RR to replace my WBBB I just sold....

    I ordered a RR to replace my WBBB I just sold. The website said they wouldnt be shipping until February. I got shipping notification today. I hadnt planned on hanging again until spring, and was OK...
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    Sorry, this reminds me of this song:...

    Sorry, this reminds me of this song:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUDDiWtFtEM
  37. The early versions of the BB were a coyote...

    The early versions of the BB were a coyote brown(ish) in color. Mine is a first run edition, and is in that color. I purchased one for my wife a couple years ago, and it was green. So, I'm going to...
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    Welcome from MA! I spent a couple weeks in...

    Welcome from MA! I spent a couple weeks in Scotland last year-lovely country! I want to go back!
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    I have no idea where any of you hang, but, the...

    I have no idea where any of you hang, but, the only time I can go without a bug net is during the winter. With the inevitable standing ground water, and the temps amenable for biting insects, 8...
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    Had I used it IN my hammock, my nose MAY have not...

    Had I used it IN my hammock, my nose MAY have not gotten FROST burn. Burned maybe, but not frost burn...
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    Were those the twisty ones? Those were cool, lol!

    Were those the twisty ones? Those were cool, lol!
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    I got frostburn on my nose, lol. Seriously. It...

    I got frostburn on my nose, lol. Seriously. It was from my nose sticking out all night last night, I think. Nothing to see a doc over for me, just redness, and chapped skin. Oh well. :)
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    Ah, funny you mention that-there was talk of a...

    Ah, funny you mention that-there was talk of a demonstration for just that thing. Fortuately for all involved, no one was truly interested, lol
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    It kept my coffee warmer, longer, this morning...

    It kept my coffee warmer, longer, this morning too! That being said, I thought it FELT warmer, but, clearly, I was wrong (someone took a pic of -4). So, maybe the reflectanium had residual heat...
  45. SOLD: SOLD! BackpackerGuy, got the PM and the payment....

    SOLD! BackpackerGuy, got the PM and the payment. Will respond via PM. IF you need to contact me, that email works best! Thanks!!
  46. SOLD: SPF To BackpackerGuy. Thanks!

    SPF To BackpackerGuy. Thanks!
  47. SOLD: It has all that. Its a WBBB-shelf, net, footbox....

    It has all that. Its a WBBB-shelf, net, footbox. Just a normal WBBB, just hand made, prior to the brief overseas manufacturing, and the current versions. It has all the same features as the current...
  48. SOLD: Yes, it does. Not the mosquito netting the newer...

    Yes, it does. Not the mosquito netting the newer model does, its the old one, just the fabric (double layer)
  49. SOLD: WTS: WBBB, with whoopie slings, Dutch biners, and a UQ, $200

    Well, after many years using my trusty WBBB, its time to move on. I am looking into a Ridgerunner, and need the funds for it. I want to sell my complete hammock kit (minus my tarp):
    WBBB, this was...
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    What another fantastic weekend. Met some new...

    What another fantastic weekend. Met some new folks, and got to see old friends. A few things:
    A candle lantern does me no good when its 85 miles away on a mantle.
    When I said "I packed everything"....
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