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    Welcome to the forums. Though you've gotten some...

    Welcome to the forums. Though you've gotten some great replies, I want to address something from your first post.

    Yes, for gathered end (GE) hammocks, sleeping on the diagonal and hanging...
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    Great photo on your setup. Always fun to see nice...

    Great photo on your setup. Always fun to see nice clear pics of all the details :)
  3. What are you looking to buy? I bet you'd get some...

    What are you looking to buy? I bet you'd get some great ideas for where else to get that stuff from members here.
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    So glad you had a great experience! That's...

    So glad you had a great experience! That's gratifying for experienced members to be able to see how their advice pays off for newcomers! I'm a newbie myself and try to post how my "practice...
  5. Thanks all. I went with 15' - someone mentioned I...

    Thanks all. I went with 15' - someone mentioned I could always cut them down a bit if time proves the extra length is unnecessary.
  6. I have (I think?) a pair of dogbones, which is a...

    I have (I think?) a pair of dogbones, which is a smart tip... and also gives me even more reason to not want to have to carry extra strap if I don't have to.

    I would like to do my first overnight...
  7. What length do you use for your spider/beetle suspension?

    Looking at buying the spider/beetle suspension for my WBRR. I'm in NJ, and wonder about others in similar environments (my hammock camping is currently northeast) tend to go with the 8' or the 15'...
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    Great trip report and great job analyzing! ...

    Great trip report and great job analyzing! You'll get lots of advice, but wanted you to know how much I enjoyed your trip review!
  9. Thanks all for the information! Especially...

    Thanks all for the information! Especially appreciate the photo Rodentface :)
    BTW, why is your username "rodentface"??? :confused:
  10. Dutchware poles with UGQ winterdream?

    Wondering if anyone has used the poles from Dutchware for end pole mods in the winterdream (13 for me)? I see UGQ sells them too, but they are quite a bit more expensive.. Wondering what the...
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    Finally got around to watching that video link...

    Finally got around to watching that video link about the knotted version of . It's awesome! I may be a convert!
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    After calling and leaving a message, I just went...

    After calling and leaving a message, I just went on to the website and it looks like they're back in stock!
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    Bwaahahaha ! :D

    Bwaahahaha ! :D
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    :) I'm honestly anti-DIY... except for knots ;)

    :) I'm honestly anti-DIY... except for knots ;)
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    Did my first overnight in Maine a few weeks ago...

    Did my first overnight in Maine a few weeks ago with my RR. I'm a side sleeper with bad discs and chronic pain. Now, I'm not sure how much I actually slept (overnights generally are new to me still...
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    1. Those tic things are weird looking! and......

    1. Those tic things are weird looking! and... listen.. they sound like TICKS.. northeast outdoor peoples' WORST NIGHTMARE

    2. Can't use a Dutch gift card on Warbonnet gear

    For the record I use a...
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    I've got a birthday gift card burning a hole in...

    I've got a birthday gift card burning a hole in my pocket.. waiting for fleaz to come back in to stock!
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    Good on you :) I learned something new.. Chickee...

    Good on you :) I learned something new.. Chickee Platform! :)
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    That's some BIIIIG FISH! Love the pics of the...

    That's some BIIIIG FISH!

    Love the pics of the RR on the platform. No one gave you trouble over it?
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    Great information all. I have a Ridgerunner and...

    Great information all. I have a Ridgerunner and would love to use in my treeless backyard, so this is encouraging.
  21. Hiya Rick! You may be in my state?? cool :) That...

    Hiya Rick! You may be in my state?? cool :) That may help me make a decision to go south (I live in northern Jersey). Will Margaret join you? Would be so neat to see you both again!
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    I took a quick look at his youtube, and will...

    I took a quick look at his youtube, and will definitely do some video binging - however, I could not easily answer my question - what IS an EVO loop? I've heard of the button loops, but definition...
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    can you point me to additional information on...

    can you point me to additional information on "EVO-loops"? Never heard of them and am curious :)
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    I know this is a bit older, but some of us new...

    I know this is a bit older, but some of us new UGQ winterdream owners (or in my case owner in waiting!), might find this really helpful. I love the pics, and all the great information here, so thanks!
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    This is a link to my post on my favorite forum,...

    This is a link to my post on my favorite forum, "Bushcraft USA", with a quick summary and some photos of our trip.
    ...
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    I bought and have now used in the wild, one of...

    I bought and have now used in the wild, one of the Hammock Gear mesh sleeves. I do love it.. it's pretty easy on/off, however, I was disappointed that on my very first run it's already got a big tear...
  27. ha!! Never thought about it that way! If I lose...

    ha!! Never thought about it that way! If I lose weight on my BODY.. that's less weight I have to worry about carrying in my pack. Seems obvious I guess, but still.. the way you put it just made me...
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    LOL!!!
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    Welcome to the forum! I can attest to the...

    Welcome to the forum! I can attest to the excitement of your first successful hang, as I just did it this past weekend! Whoohoo! Do your research, buy once, cry once, and enjoy the journey!
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    Here is the whole collection between hubby and I...

    Here is the whole collection between hubby and I :)
    Iron Chef II Hang - April 26-28th, 2019
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    Superior Hammock Suspension buckle?

    Just did my first overnight and enjoyed it. Used daisy chains and although they worked I did find it difficult to puuulll my hammock weight off of them before adjusting from loop to loop. I watched...
  32. I'm not really one to judge since this was my...

    I'm not really one to judge since this was my very first topquilt purchase, but just did a 34 degree hang this weekend, and it worked really well.

    Deb - it's a sewn footbox.
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    Not only did I survive my first overnight in my...

    Not only did I survive my first overnight in my own RidgeRunner gear setup, I had a great time with new and existing friends, and stayed pretty comfortable overnight to 34.4 temperature! I'm pretty...
  34. Hi there.. wasn't actually asking for advice, but...

    Hi there.. wasn't actually asking for advice, but rather about other people's experiences :) My first overnight outing this weekend will be car camping basically in someone's (large) backyard, with...
  35. Thanks all for your great answers and for...

    Thanks all for your great answers and for sharing!

    This event coming up is a bit of a jump, but I've done a ton of reading/watching, inquiry, done several daytime hangs with my setup, which have...
  36. Jumping Right In vs. Extensive testing :)

    So.. another of my posts brought a question to mind..

    Which of you "tested the waters" and then "practiced, practiced, practiced", before doing your first woodland overnight, and which of you just...
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    So this is good... your (albeit good) arguments...

    So this is good... your (albeit good) arguments for doing more trials has gotten my jaw out, and now I'm thinking "EH.. I can DO THIS!" :D

    It's actually not too much the unknown though.. not like...
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    Thanks for the astute observation (of my previous...

    Thanks for the astute observation (of my previous posts) and the positive words! I'm kinda wishing that there would be a gathering right her in Jersey... only because we are getting some really nice...
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    Thanks for the encouragement :) Yay for you!...

    Thanks for the encouragement :) Yay for you! Have a GREAT trip!!
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    Thanks Shug! and hey, we're driving away from NJ...

    Thanks Shug! and hey, we're driving away from NJ and into Maine.. so that's a GREAT thing!

    We are taking steps to move that way and I should look at this as a great opportunity to test how to...
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    Thanks Cmoulder :) Yep, we are car camping, and...

    Thanks Cmoulder :) Yep, we are car camping, and I'm hauling plenty of extra warm stuff. And the tent hubby is in is MY tent, and there's room for both of us as a backup for me in my hammock.
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    Managing Hammock Camping Expectations.

    Getting.. worried..My first hammock hang ever was last September in Maine. It was a mixed bag - not a particularly good night but the weather was unusually nice (meaning warm and sunny), and the...
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    hehehe ;)
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    Looks great and cool looking!

    Looks great and cool looking!
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    this is interesting because it's the foil on one...

    this is interesting because it's the foil on one side and fleece on the other. I'll bring it along and just play around with it :)
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    Good luck to you! Be sure to report back...

    Good luck to you! Be sure to report back tomorrow with how things go and what you learn!
  47. Yay! So you get to be the charter member :-)

    Yay! So you get to be the charter member :-)
  48. Niice!

    Niice!
  49. Can we start a "never dropped" club? I'd really...

    Can we start a "never dropped" club? I'd really rather be a part of that one ;)
  50. Yep.. the latter.. Just thinking of being...

    Yep.. the latter.. Just thinking of being consistent, even though my tarp is symmetrical both ways :)
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