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  1. Thread: Howdy Pardner!

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    Thanks on the bike comments. I wanted something...

    Thanks on the bike comments. I wanted something different. It's a bit flashy for touring but she has over 10000 miles on her now so she's tough enough.

    Froldt, if you have a classic bike and you...
  2. Thread: Howdy Pardner!

    by btourer
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    Welcome aboard Narwhalin. It's nice to see...

    Welcome aboard Narwhalin. It's nice to see another bike tourer on here. I've been doing it since the seventies. Even though I've been doing it along time, I still eye ball the gear on every trip...
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    Once I purchased the JRB quilts I modified my HH...

    Once I purchased the JRB quilts I modified my HH Supershelter so that it attached to the underquilt as a protective cover. That way it can't compress the quilt. I did this in case I get caught in a...
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    If you pull on the rope like your tightening it,...

    If you pull on the rope like your tightening it, the rope will slide right out of the teeth as opposed to being stuck in them. I was also concerned with that at first, then I figured out how to...
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    I was really wanting to come to this but I'm...

    I was really wanting to come to this but I'm affraid I wont be able to make it. My wife's been ill this year so I've only been able to get in some local hanging.
    I'll have to try to get in some...
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    My camping spots when bicycle touring are...

    My camping spots when bicycle touring are determined by where I'm at when the sun starts setting. I just look for a secluded spot, then shoot into the woods when no ones looking. I look for a bend in...
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    Yorktown Battlefield is just about five miles...

    Yorktown Battlefield is just about five miles from my house and I hang there frequently. And like Dutch, I haven't noticed any ghosts.

    Camping off the bike I pretty much stealth camp all the time.
  8. Poll: Since I switched over to the JRB underquilts I've...

    Since I switched over to the JRB underquilts I've been discovering that I need a lot less on top of me now that I have the bottom well insulated. From the cold camping I did last winter (down to 18...
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    I've been using the Mini Hitchcraft for a few...

    I've been using the Mini Hitchcraft for a few months now with my HH Expedition. I come in at 180* and I haven't had a problem with them. Pulling the hammock tight is so effortless that I'm almost...
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    I've been using the small Hitchcrafts for a...

    I've been using the small Hitchcrafts for a couple of months now and they've been great. I'm using them on a HH Expedition with the 1/4 inch spectra and I come in @ 180#. Set up with these is fast...
  11. Thread: Disappointed

    by btourer
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    I guess this explains why you have to get into...

    I guess this explains why you have to get into the HH from the bottom :p
  12. Thread: Hanging High

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    This kind of opens up a lot of new areas for us...

    This kind of opens up a lot of new areas for us bike tourers. There's probably fewer ticks in those spots. However, the police could be a problem.
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    Poll: Just switched to the Hitchcraft Mini's with the...

    Just switched to the Hitchcraft Mini's with the HH Tree Huggers and using the Figure 9's for the tarp.
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    I pull the hammock until it's pretty snug but not...

    I pull the hammock until it's pretty snug but not overly so. Generally the farther apart the trees are the tighter I pull it. I'd actually give a bit more than I'd like to compensate for the lashing...
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    Definately an endorsement. I bounced in the...

    Definately an endorsement. I bounced in the hammock until I was affraid I'd rip it. So I'm pretty sure they'll stand up to my normal hanging. I normally don't get off the bike till dusk*, so these...
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    Test Report on Mini's

    I ordered the Mini RopeTie's on the evening of 6/6 and got them on 6/9. Very fast service.
    Set up on my Expedition Hennessy was real quick using the instructions. The 1/4 inch spectra is at the top...
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    OK, lets say we get this math thing all worked...

    OK, lets say we get this math thing all worked out. But now lets throw in a new twist. What's the failure rating at below freezing temperatures? I'm over fifty and I tend to bounce less when I'm cold!
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    These came up a month or so ago. But not making...

    These came up a month or so ago. But not making them, just buying them.
    I used to use one for years as a back up for bicycle touring when it would rain. Like the Byer it had a lot of strings coming...
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    I've never seen any that you could put under it....

    I've never seen any that you could put under it. All the pads examples I've seen were made for laying on. With the exception of the Hennessy SS system. But that pad is just a foam insulator that's...
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    I was wondering how long it would take some pad...

    I was wondering how long it would take some pad lover to jump me for that one. Hence the reason I added "in my opinion" :p
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    Actually I was just looking at a live tree...

    Actually I was just looking at a live tree yesterday that a wood pecker has drilled. That boy had been working some serious overtime. So actually you are correct. An occasional bent twig or scuffed...
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    Hammocking is like a disease which has no cure!

    Hammocking is like a disease which has no cure!
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    Boy am I glad to see you back Neo. You were gone...

    Boy am I glad to see you back Neo. You were gone for just a short while, but in that time I've seen purple hammocks and dayglow yellow tarps. There's no telling what would have been next if you'd of...
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    The same is true for tents, that's why you have...

    The same is true for tents, that's why you have to use a Therm a Rest or simular pad under you for insulation. And it doesn't matter what it's rated for. Big Agnes sleeping bags just leave the fill...
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    That gas was just for driving around buying this...

    That gas was just for driving around buying this stuff.

    I'll have to see when and where this is going to be before I can figure the bike into it.
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    OK I'm ready Back Pack $117.00 ...

    OK I'm ready

    Back Pack $117.00
    Boots $ 45.00
    Water Reservoir $ 26.00
    Gas $463.00
    Being able to go hang with other Crazies : Priceless
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    I did the C & O last year starting on it from DC....

    I did the C & O last year starting on it from DC. I didn't take my hammock because I didn't know what to expect. Big mistake! The closer you get to towns the more traffic the camping areas get so the...
  28. Thread: Are you Yellow

    by btourer
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    Ya, that would make it a lot easier to find your...

    Ya, that would make it a lot easier to find your way back to the hammock after your 3 am appointment at the cat hole.

    However, it would probably really freak the land owner seeing the glow out in...
  29. Thread: Are you Yellow

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    That's a good idea. I bet on a sunny day you can...

    That's a good idea. I bet on a sunny day you can see that from space!
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    Poll: I was bored just sitting here at the computer...

    I was bored just sitting here at the computer watching it rain so I looked at my east coast map. Do you know it's only a 3.5 - 4 days ride from Newport News, Va. to Pine Grove Furnace in PA.
    We...
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    I'm not much on bike shops where ever I am. I get...

    I'm not much on bike shops where ever I am. I get frames and then I build up my own bikes. But there's nice bikes to be had even in the small sizes. Go see: http://www.terrybicycles.com for ...
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    Oh Ya! I canoed out in the Dismal Swamp in July...

    Oh Ya! I canoed out in the Dismal Swamp in July one time and the Deer Flies were killing me. I could hardly paddle for swatting. And you sweat the bug spray off as quick as you put it on. I think...
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    I also had a simular problem with spasms in my...

    I also had a simular problem with spasms in my lower back. I had gotten out of my bike riding for a few years because of having to spend long hours at work and then it started coming on. After my...
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    You think your comfy now, waite until you get...

    You think your comfy now, waite until you get into your fifties. If my Hennessy could cook I'd leave my wife for it.

    If your sliding down into the middle try lowering the head end a bit, that...
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    I'm for the Pine Grove Furnace idea myself. From...

    I'm for the Pine Grove Furnace idea myself. From looking at it on the web and maps it's pretty central to the Mid Atlantic group. But maybe we should come up with a small list and openly vote on it....
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    Like I said in my previous post it tucks inside...

    Like I said in my previous post it tucks inside the SS when used with it. So you need the air hole with that set up. I modified mine by taking out the attachment loops in each end and moving the...
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    They'd probably want to camp far enough away from...

    They'd probably want to camp far enough away from us so that our laughing wouldn't bother them anyway!

    If we camp in a really hilly area we could like award a prize for the most extreme hang.
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    Thanks HE, but I've been eye balling the Golite...

    Thanks HE, but I've been eye balling the Golite Pinnacle anyway. This is just the inspiration I need to let go of the money.
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    If your using it with a SS you can tuck the ends...

    If your using it with a SS you can tuck the ends into the SS ends and then bungee cord it to the hooks with the SS. There's a video on the Hennessy site for setting it up...
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    I've got one. They came out the same time the SS...

    I've got one. They came out the same time the SS did. There's a plate size hole above where your face is. It works great. The only bad thing is that it has to go on before hanging as the ropes go...
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    I'm in. I quess I'll have to get a backpack...

    I'm in. I quess I'll have to get a backpack though, unless I can talk you all into camping next to a highway :p
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    Living in Virginia, my favorite thing about...

    Living in Virginia, my favorite thing about hanging is the lack of condensation. Tenting, you have to hang the tent, fly and groundcloth on whatever you can find so you can dry out every morning. The...
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    It shouldn't be way down into the hammock like...

    It shouldn't be way down into the hammock like that. The one I had on my Expedition came out to the end. When you get in, the hammock will flare out and rip the SS open.
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    They must not have bothered with me because it...

    They must not have bothered with me because it was in the middle of the week and there was only one other person camping. Well that and I'm right desperate looking after a couple of 80 mile days....
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    If your up in DC Jeff and need a quick get away...

    If your up in DC Jeff and need a quick get away place, go check out Prince William Forest Park http://www.nps.gov/prwi/ . It's just north of Quantico Marine Base on Rt 1 at Dumfries. I camped there...
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    I couldn't find it anywhere, so some body needs...

    I couldn't find it anywhere, so some body needs to buy some of those and tell the rest of us what they weigh!
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    When doing a lot of climbing in the mountains the...

    When doing a lot of climbing in the mountains the trailer will give you handling problems at slow speeds. Coming down at high speeds can suck also. If you've ever hauled a trailer with your car in...
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    I don't know if I'd try that. If something worked...

    I don't know if I'd try that. If something worked loose and got into the spokes you could wind up with some ugly looking road rash.
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    Short camping trips are good for a number of...

    Short camping trips are good for a number of reasons, I use them for stress management mostly. But they're also good for tweeking your set up. Whether your hiking or biking, tenting or hanging, a...
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    The right front pannier is all shelter system....

    The right front pannier is all shelter system. Hammock, hex fly, 11x10 diamond fly, straps, stakes and ground cloth. After hanging the hammock and fly the bike gets moved to the foot end so I can use...
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