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    After using standard sheets and blankets on a...

    After using standard sheets and blankets on a traditional bed for 96.3% of my life, I've become addicted to down quilts these past couple years. I'm guessing that gigantic hammocks are best suited...
  2. Are the teenagers willing and able to learn how...

    Are the teenagers willing and able to learn how to sew?
    If not, are they willing to trade their sweat equity with someone who does know how to sew?
    If not, can you find someone who is willing to...
  3. hmmm...given their moniker, I'd say they are the...

    hmmm...given their moniker, I'd say they are the originators of the UL philosophy.
  4. I don't want to overlook a valid comment from...

    I don't want to overlook a valid comment from bluesam. I'll set aside my comments about using shock cord as a method to avoid stressing a tarp to the point of damage and focus on the strategy of...
  5. There are at least two approaches mentioned in...

    There are at least two approaches mentioned in various threads regarding guy lines and shock cord tensioners, 1) those who have it, and 2) those who don't.

    In support of those who have it, the...
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    The WI hangers here at HF are a pretty active...

    The WI hangers here at HF are a pretty active group when it comes to group hangs and you're always welcome to join in. Check out the hangs hosted by Tumbleweed located at Da Shack. His acreage is...
  7. Unfortunately, there are now five spots left. I...

    Unfortunately, there are now five spots left. I was recently informed that we have company coming to visit that weekend so I won't be able to get away. Yes, I did mull the idea to bring the "company"...
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    More than one way to skin a cat. As another WI...

    More than one way to skin a cat. As another WI member, welcome to the forum! The place where innovators figure things out and share them.
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    Hey, hammock man, now won't cha settle down St....

    Hey, hammock man, now won't cha settle down
    St. John's ain't your kinda town
    There ain't no gold and there ain't no very good trees
    Cause you're the number one fan of the hang from "invalid value"...
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    What prompted the video binge? The hours slip by...

    What prompted the video binge? The hours slip by so easily whether simply lounging/napping or vid watching. And thank you for participating in a great forum!
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    Welcome to HF. As a 2.5-year owner of a WBBB XLC,...

    Welcome to HF. As a 2.5-year owner of a WBBB XLC, raise the foot end higher than you think you'll need until you experience that sweet, sweet hang. You'll know it when you get there. Happy hangs to...
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    According to the Hammock Forum Member Dispersal...

    According to the Hammock Forum Member Dispersal Spreadsheet, there are at least 70 hangers in your state, but most group events are located on the east side. Quite a few members come up to WI for...
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    Welcome to HF. Lots of hammockers from...

    Welcome to HF. Lots of hammockers from Chicagoland inhabit this space from time to time. Great bunch of cooks, talkers, and other talents.
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    I suppose it's kind of like asking, "How blue is...

    I suppose it's kind of like asking, "How blue is the sky?" There are as many shades of blue as there are ways of individually perceiving/counting cost. How often do you hike and for how long? Where?...
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    Widespread frost will keep the bugs quiet. Nice...

    Widespread frost will keep the bugs quiet. Nice cool May weather to enjoy a spring outing. Like you said, it's perfect.
  16. Rasidi, that rig looks very efficient. Is that a...

    Rasidi, that rig looks very efficient. Is that a Blackbird XLC under the tarp and is it wrapped in a skin in the last pic?
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    Welcome to HF. Tinkering with hang options is...

    Welcome to HF. Tinkering with hang options is always fun. Enjoy your new bug.
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    Glad to hear about happy Pet Palace users. Hope...

    Glad to hear about happy Pet Palace users. Hope you get many chances to enjoy it.
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    Welcome to HF! Can't help you with the problem of...

    Welcome to HF! Can't help you with the problem of continually sizing up trees. Seems to be a common problem with all of us! :rolleyes:
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    ......Oui.

    ......Oui.
  21. Just curious for more info. In the months that...

    Just curious for more info. In the months that you used these, how often did you hang? What line do you use?
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    Yes, it was a case of mistaken identity, but all...

    Yes, it was a case of mistaken identity, but all was clarified around a campfire of steak, beverages, and good company. Zing retracted. Carry on!
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    Welcome to HF. Be sure to post pics of the May...

    Welcome to HF. Be sure to post pics of the May hang. Your first photos are gorgeous.
  24. We had an over-hyped threat of a spring snow...

    We had an over-hyped threat of a spring snow storm last night while we camped out. I rolled the dice (because I trust Weather Underground - mostly) and kept my tarp in the skins when strung on the...
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    Just a guess, but it seems like you'll need at...

    Just a guess, but it seems like you'll need at least a new end cap given the deformity in the pic. How many times have you used your stand? Just curious if it is an issue due to repetitive stress or...
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    Thus begins my search for the ideal hammock hole.

    Thus begins my search for the ideal hammock hole.
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    Good night and sleep tight!

    Good night and sleep tight!
  28. Classic Accessories Madison Trout Unlimited...

    Classic Accessories Madison Trout Unlimited inflatable pontoon - I have two of these.

    They're fun to row around short distances and make a good platform for pan fishing. On windy days, though, it...
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    Zing! However, the recipient of your...

    Zing!

    However, the recipient of your nomenclature will be sharing a campsite with you in the near future. Better hope he's not a vindictive, grudge-holding revenge seeker or you may have to sleep...
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    Now that's what I call doinwhatyagottado to stay...

    Now that's what I call doinwhatyagottado to stay protected and comfortable. Pics? Just curious...
  31. Welcome to HF! You will enjoy the XLC when you...

    Welcome to HF! You will enjoy the XLC when you add it to your collection - so that's one question answered. :lol:
  32. Keiryru fishing and hammock camping and...

    Keiryru fishing and hammock camping and pontooning are great summer combo activities. Looking forward to fun!
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    The more you think about whether you are going to...

    The more you think about whether you are going to sleep well in a hammock, the less likely it is that you will sleep well. It's the same effect when someone says, "Don't think about pink...
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    Yup, watching the drawing of names out of a hat...

    Yup, watching the drawing of names out of a hat and hearing the cheers for the winners was great. Made for a fun buzz around the campfire and a nice touch on the best evening of an all-around great...
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    It was a furry friends' weekend retreat. Missing...

    It was a furry friends' weekend retreat. Missing pictures of Mocha and Greta.

    Roger, the Ridgeback
    https://i.imgur.com/CWPf8eHl.jpg

    I'm having brain freeze on the name of this lovable one:...
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    I second that (or is it a third with Shug's reply...

    I second that (or is it a third with Shug's reply too?). At any rate, I use a 20 full-time indoors and most of the time outdoors - except during a polar vortex event.
  37. Last year's wind-blocker. It was very comfy by...

    Last year's wind-blocker. It was very comfy by the fire behind the screen.

    https://i.imgur.com/dnnrnG7l.jpg

    This year's weather forecast reminds me of the 2nd annual SprinterGiving in 2017....
  38. On the chance of rain overnight on Saturday, I...

    On the chance of rain overnight on Saturday, I plan to set up a Tensa4 stand with tarp extension poles for sleeping and a Tato stand tarp porch so as to have a dry place to sit and enjoy the morning.
  39. It's allowed - based on a mutual reciprocity...

    It's allowed - based on a mutual reciprocity agreement that recognizes safe passage to and from each state. There are so many excellent Illinoisian camp chefs that Cheeseheads would be fools to act...
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    Hope you have a great time. I don't have anything...

    Hope you have a great time. I don't have anything specific to advise other than to search the videos and trip reports for ideas for your hike. Then combine that info with current conditions in the...
  41. If we need to use bugnets in early April, it's...

    If we need to use bugnets in early April, it's gonna be a long summer and not in a good way. Goobie and I had a good conversation recently about "packing for possibilities" vs "packing with...
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    Welcome to HF fun. I went from "no camping" just...

    Welcome to HF fun. I went from "no camping" just over two years ago to camping almost once a month because hammocking made it enjoyable and accessible. Hope to see you at a WI hang some day. It's...
  43. Most of the dogs who join us are free range most...

    Most of the dogs who join us are free range most of the time. There aren't many other campers in adjoining spaces - maybe some scouts - and I'm not aware of anyone in our usual group who is...
  44. You are correct.

    You are correct.
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    I've been taught to keep the tarp taut.

    I've been taught to keep the tarp taut.
  46. Did someone say "snow shoes?" ...

    Did someone say "snow shoes?"

    https://i.imgur.com/rA0D6ODl.jpg

    I know that there are other pics that were taken that had even more equipment staged outside Da Shack. Please post if you have a...
  47. The long snowshoe trek across the desolate snow...

    The long snowshoe trek across the desolate snow desert:

    https://i.imgur.com/nIS2uhBl.jpg

    The desolate, but beautiful, bush country:

    https://i.imgur.com/i7eVaEwl.jpg

    Fire_man checking for...
  48. hmmm...I didn't know that Warbonnet sold such an...

    hmmm...I didn't know that Warbonnet sold such an item nor can I find it on their website. I purchased my yellow hi-vis guy lines (100') from them and the description says it is 1.75mm single braid...
  49. Who calls a mandatory meeting for 3:30 on a...

    Who calls a mandatory meeting for 3:30 on a Friday? Grrrrr...

    I will probably arrive on Sat. morning instead of Friday as planned. If I get an early start, I might be there in time for breakfast!
  50. With 10"-15" of snow in next week's forecast, the...

    With 10"-15" of snow in next week's forecast, the scavenger hunt will be:

    1. find a parking spot
    2. bust a trail by pulk to Da Shack

    Hope my Civic can manage the roads. Are the county plows...
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