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    When i was young in boyscouts i was camping and...

    When i was young in boyscouts i was camping and it was totally downpouring. Little me got a fire blazing as tall as i was! One of the adult leaders came over to me and said,"Someone should call you...
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    Thanks! I purchased a walmart waffle pad, im...

    Thanks! I purchased a walmart waffle pad, im going to put it to the test this weekend.
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    I don't see why not, but I haven't tried it.

    I don't see why not, but I haven't tried it.
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    My first hang. I was getting all settled, and...

    My first hang. I was getting all settled, and started to dose off. My cat jumped on my tarp and ridgeline! It scared me to death!
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    We'd love to hear how it went! Good luck.

    We'd love to hear how it went! Good luck.
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    Sounds like a steal, but you mentioned it is a...

    Sounds like a steal, but you mentioned it is a winter bag? Could i use it in fair weather camping (50's) without being set of fire? :P

    How tight does it compress? Im mainly looking for a small...
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    Kelty Cosmic Down 20

    Hello everyone!

    I have recently been looking into getting a new sleeping bag. My SwissGear packs big, i think. It takes up a HUGE ammount in my pack. So i looked into the "Kelty Cosmic...
  8. To get into hammocking i made a diy hammock out...

    To get into hammocking i made a diy hammock out of a bedsheet and paracord. I think i found my new gear hammock!
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    Excellent idea. I know the enemy will be jealous!...

    Excellent idea. I know the enemy will be jealous! :D
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    I think sharpie would do just fine. You can...

    I think sharpie would do just fine. You can always test it before you do the whole project too.

    Whatever you decide, PLEASE post pictures. I would love to see the outcome.
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    Its an awesome feeling when you get them, let me...

    Its an awesome feeling when you get them, let me tell you. My Dad and i both got those same hammocks!
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    So here comes the problem: UQ's are so dang...

    So here comes the problem: UQ's are so dang expensive! 200 dollars more than the hammock itslef? I would really want one, but price is so out there.

    Is there an UQ that will take me down to about...
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    So the 24" waffle pattern is my best bet for...

    So the 24" waffle pattern is my best bet for the.. well.. awesomeness.
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    I think i might go pick one up. Im still not sure...

    I think i might go pick one up. Im still not sure about WM or REI though. So, as stated above, one of the ways to stop condensation is to glue on some extra layers of material? Sounds cool anfpd it...
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    Is there such a thing as cheap underquilts? :D I...

    Is there such a thing as cheap underquilts? :D I can't imagine paying more than double of what I payed for the hammock. Sigh.
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    Walmart Pad Questions?

    Hello forum,

    First off i want to say that i HAVE read all of the threads on the walmart pad. I just have a few questions:

    1. People say this pad is extremely uncomfortable....
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    Hahahahahahahahaha i laughed so hard.

    Hahahahahahahahaha i laughed so hard.
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    I am a warm sleeper and the conditions are...

    I am a warm sleeper and the conditions are perfect (no wind, etc.). I have a Hennessy Asym expedition.
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    I noticed that SPE's aren't sold anymore. What am...

    I noticed that SPE's aren't sold anymore. What am i supposed to do now? :(
  20. Thread: Speers SPE

    by TheTorch
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    How do you pack the spe? I cant imagine having to...

    How do you pack the spe? I cant imagine having to carry two pads!
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    So if i got this SPE, i could just stack as many...

    So if i got this SPE, i could just stack as many pads as i need to allow to be warm?
    Oh, and one thing about the WM pads. Aren't they EXTREMELY bulky? This is one only thing that has kept me from...
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    Coleman Inflatable (First Night Out)

    Dear forum,

    Last night i spent my first night in my Hennessy Hammock. It got down to 45 degrees (atleast thats what the weather said). There wasnt hardly any wind, and i was using a teen...
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    Now i just have to figure ou a way to get that...

    Now i just have to figure ou a way to get that car in my pack... :D
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    What temperature would this inflatable pad take...

    What temperature would this inflatable pad take me down to?
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    What i like about the truckers hitches is the...

    What i like about the truckers hitches is the option to highten the slack. Thats really why i chose them. So, from what you guys are saying, i should just go back to the standars HH hitch?
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    Two Truckers Hitches?

    Hey forum,

    I recntly got a Hennessy Hammock and i've been trying all kinds of knots out to see what will work the best. I started with two tautline hitches (you can adjust but doesn't...
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    Sticky: All i do for my suspension is tie two trucker...

    All i do for my suspension is tie two trucker hitches on each end of the line. Works very good!
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    Does it rain where you are? Then i would put it...

    Does it rain where you are? Then i would put it on the hammock so none of it gets wet.

    What i do is just wrap everything in the snakeskins. Rain fly and hammock. That way nothing gets wet and...
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    It has a valve on the bottom that you unscrew and...

    It has a valve on the bottom that you unscrew and it fills itself with air. So I guess you would call that self inflating :D. So it should take me down to low temps then? Sweet! I can get a picture...
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    So is there a certain degree that the pad will...

    So is there a certain degree that the pad will take me down too?
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    Regular Inflatable as Insulator?

    Hello forum,

    I have a cheap inflatable pad (Coleman or something), and I was wondering if it would be suitable for hammocking. I could snap a picture tomorrow of you would like.
    I'm...
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    So do inflatables work well? Or should I stick...

    So do inflatables work well? Or should I stick with the ccf pads. The coldest I'll be hanging in is probably 40. Would just a pad and a 10 deg sleeping bag work for weather down to that degree?
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    HH Bag as Peak Bag?

    I noticed that on the bottom of the bag that the hammock comes in there is a little loop. This reminded me of what Shug referred to as a "peak bag". Could it be used as one? I could find a way to...
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    Today i wrapped everything in my snakeskins, tarp...

    Today i wrapped everything in my snakeskins, tarp and all. It all worked out nicely, but it is always so awkward when packing it haha. I usually just fold it in half many times, wrap the extra cord...
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    Would this work in fair weather? I will probably...

    Would this work in fair weather? I will probably be cold hanging once or twice a year, but for all the other times would I need to use just one pad?
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    Thanks for all the advise. i noticed you said OCF...

    Thanks for all the advise. i noticed you said OCF (open cell foam). All i have heard of while browsing this forum is CCF (closed cell foam). Is one better then the other? Is inflatable an option as...
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    Packing with Snakeskins?

    Hello forum,

    Today, I got my HH in the mail. I have the "expedition" model. I quickly set it up and took it back down. I wrapped everything up in my snakeskins and i found that is was...
  38. Thread: My Situation.

    by TheTorch
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    Haha that's what i was trying to think of. I'll...

    Haha that's what i was trying to think of. I'll give it a test once I get the kit and get back to you guys. Thanks so much for allege help, any more feedback/tips help a lot.
  39. Thread: My Situation.

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    So basically the cheapest option would be to use...

    So basically the cheapest option would be to use my current set up, and maybe add a fleece liner? But if I were to go for comfort I would buy the uq.

    Based on what everyone said above: a quality...
  40. Thread: My Situation.

    by TheTorch
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    Could i go and just buy a cheap sleeping bag and...

    Could i go and just buy a cheap sleeping bag and cut a hole in the bottom and slide it onto my hammock like one of those expensive underquilts?
  41. Thread: My Situation.

    by TheTorch
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    My Situation.

    Hey forum,

    I need a bit of help, I am a noob so what do you expect :P

    I am a brand new hammocker, and i am trying to decide which gear i am going to purchase. I *think* i have found...
  42. Thread: New Hammocker

    by TheTorch
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    The hamock i made is called he "Sew What...

    The hamock i made is called he "Sew What Hammock". It is basically a halved bedsheet that is whipped at the end with paracord (i think whipped is the right term). When i first made it, the bedsheet...
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    If I post pictures of my set up, will you guys...

    If I post pictures of my set up, will you guys comment and give me tips? I will be embarrassed but I need some constructive criticism. I'll show you how the "sew what hammock" works.
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    I mostly do DIY to save money and for the...

    I mostly do DIY to save money and for the satisfaction of it. I can probably make anything when i set mymind to it. I mostly get all of my supplies from local stores like Ace Hardware or anywhere i...
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    I am 5'8" or so, am i too big? Another...

    I am 5'8" or so, am i too big?

    Another question to throw out into the webs: Can i just put a sleeping bag into my hammock and not have to worry about UQ and TQ's?
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    DIY or Mannufactured?

    Hello community,
    I am having a crisis: i don't know whether to stay with DIY hammocking or buy manufactured products. I made a "Sew What Hammock" (made of a bed sheet and paracord) and it...
  47. Thread: New Hammocker

    by TheTorch
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    New Hammocker

    Hello Hammock Forums!

    A few months ago I stumbled upon a DIY hammock on a website called "instructables" and I made the hammock and also picked up a tarp. It all seemed to hold up pretty well,...
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