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    My 10 yr old uses my handed down Explorer UL and...

    My 10 yr old uses my handed down Explorer UL and the 6 yr old has his own Expedition. The weight/price savings going with a Scout or Cub model weren't significant enough to get them "kid sized"...
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    I use a poncho liner for a TQ all through the...

    I use a poncho liner for a TQ all through the summer but never actually modified them. I normally fold it in half and kind of bundle up the end, using the corner ties to hold it in place if I need...
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    Thanks for the tip....we have a hot-weather hang...

    Thanks for the tip....we have a hot-weather hang coming up so hopefully one of these will help make the night more bearable.
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    I guess I've been fortunate to not need to "save"...

    I guess I've been fortunate to not need to "save" a site for day activities. With that said I do a lot of car camping with my kids and we have a big tent (yes, I know one of those things) set up...
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    I use mine here in FL as kind of a psudo-UQ. For...

    I use mine here in FL as kind of a psudo-UQ. For hot weather trips but where I don't want a late night case of CBS I drop in a small fleece throw and cinch it up against the bottom of the...
  6. How are the eyebolts secured in the ends of the...

    How are the eyebolts secured in the ends of the poles? That's pretty slick. I'm planning to just lash my rig together initially (waiting on my poles to arrive) but I'll likely "upgrade" when I...
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    I'd love to have an UQ to go with my WBRR but I'm...

    I'd love to have an UQ to go with my WBRR but I'm a cheapskate. The WBRR only goes on kayak or car-camping trips for the moment so dragging along some pads is no problem. I've used thermarest...
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    I've had two modified and they do great work. ...

    I've had two modified and they do great work. They also use a much better quality zipper than the one Hennessy actually puts in. I don't know why they used such a big, heavy zipper just to close up...
  9. Put me down as a definite maybe...It will be...

    Put me down as a definite maybe...It will be crazy hot. Maybe this will require a super early morning hike in/out and much lounging about during the day.
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    Looking at the pictures I think you're likely to...

    Looking at the pictures I think you're likely to have a catastrophic top bar failure somewhere down the road. The point where the hammock is hanging from the top bar appears to be a good foot from...
  11. I'm in the process of getting some aluminum camo...

    I'm in the process of getting some aluminum camo netting poles to try out for a top pole. Those probably aren't as small/light as you're hoping for. Next runner up will be an aluminum pool cleaning...
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    I like knots

    Big picture I don't really care for hardware (also because I'm cheap). So all my tarps no have basically the same setup. I use a CRL made of lash-it or zing-it around 35' long. Yes that's kind of...
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    NICE!! I'm happy to let you guys do the...

    NICE!!

    I'm happy to let you guys do the majority of the engineering on this. I'm just waiting for my mil-surplus aluminum poles to come in. For my first attempt I'm going to try and recycle some...
  14. My friends and I noticed a number of closed...

    My friends and I noticed a number of closed shelters about 2 years ago just south of GSMNP and also inside the park. I don't remember which ones but at least one had chain-link fencing across the...
  15. If you can separate your tree straps and other...

    If you can separate your tree straps and other suspension components from the rest of your gear I'd soak those items in Dawn dishwashing detergent for a few days. They use it to take oil off most...
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    Welcome to the madness. You'll be itching for a...

    Welcome to the madness. You'll be itching for a lighter setup soon since it rides on your back. Silnylon instead of polyester tarps, underquilts instead of pads, and the list goes on. Watch a...
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    FS: Are these the waterproof or the "ventilator"...

    Are these the waterproof or the "ventilator" model? Do these run a little big, small, or true to size?
  18. Thread: Never Wet!

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    I saw a guy at Hidden Pond in Ocala with a pair...

    I saw a guy at Hidden Pond in Ocala with a pair of DIY tarps treated with the stuff. They looked kind of strange but he claimed they shed water very well. Like other posts have said though this...
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    I made myself a few 3-section poles from some...

    I made myself a few 3-section poles from some leftover tent bits a few years ago. They're long enough to use in "porch mode" when the weather is nice. The alternative is rigging like your setup for...
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    Wow, another guy from Wilkes. I can practically...

    Wow, another guy from Wilkes. I can practically smell the chicken litter. Born and raised there....Welcome to the forums.
  21. My HH Explorer UL goes on the vast majority of my...

    My HH Explorer UL goes on the vast majority of my hiking trips. The hammock/UQ combo is a bit lighter and more compact than the WBRR with the spreader poles and pads. The bridge is my year round...
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    One of the kids in the campground tripped over...

    One of the kids in the campground tripped over one of my guy lines a few weeks back. Fortunately the s-biner I was using to secure one end of my ridgeline snapped rather than tearing the tarp. I...
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    The poor stuff sack for my hennessy finally let...

    The poor stuff sack for my hennessy finally let go after almost 10 years of use. I replaced it with a small coated drybag from Walmart. About every hiking friend of mine has the same set (small...
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    Tarp goes in snakeskins after hanking up the...

    Tarp goes in snakeskins after hanking up the guylines. This gets kind of "folded" and crammed into a small silnylon stuff sack with the stakes in their own silnylon bag. One end of the CRL has a...
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    Ugh...I'd take it to a local cleaners and see if...

    Ugh...I'd take it to a local cleaners and see if they have some suggestions. However, anything that's going to take the motor oil out will likely pull the oils out of the down. If it's just on the...
  26. Maybe an experiment is in order. Rig up a model...

    Maybe an experiment is in order. Rig up a model suspension and put the single wrap tree hugger setup around your upper thigh. Have an assistant add some weights until you start feeling some...
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    Hmmm....I have to dig around and find some...

    Hmmm....I have to dig around and find some photos. First one was between a big poplar and the roll bar on a garden tractor. We put a ratchet strap around the tree so we could hang two hammocks in...
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    I did the same thing with an old therma-rest. ...

    I did the same thing with an old therma-rest. Instead of dots though I just made a diagonal grid (maybe 4" squares) of silicone caulk. I used my finger to spread them out into maybe 1/2" wide...
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    Ouch...bad timing. Headed to the Santa Fe that...

    Ouch...bad timing. Headed to the Santa Fe that weekend. Samsara has done more for the hangers in FL than we'll ever know. Have some of OldDog's bacon wrapped dates for me.....
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    600lbs is the max"rated" tongue weight for class...

    600lbs is the max"rated" tongue weight for class III 2" receiver. That doesn't take into effect some of the extreme stress caused by cantilevering a person's weight 10' past the hitch.
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    I'm curious how/where they transported something...

    I'm curious how/where they transported something that long in a jeep (maybe it breaks down??). I've hung a few times between the roof rack and a tree but never needed to hang from the vehicle alone....
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    I've been watching a number of threads on rigging...

    I've been watching a number of threads on rigging the SF so this one will be added to the list. My tarp is in the mail (hopefully here tomorrow). I'm not much of a hardware fan so I'll just have...
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    I'm going a slightly different direction with the...

    I'm going a slightly different direction with the rigging once my SF arrives. I love zing-it but it's kind of pricey and I really don't need anything that strong for the tieouts (other than ridge...
  34. I like my MacCat DLX but I've had it for years. ...

    I like my MacCat DLX but I've had it for years. The newer version is supposed to be lighter. Brian has been in the cottage industry since he was in high school and makes a top-notch product. The...
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    Yep...for near 6' or more you really need an...

    Yep...for near 6' or more you really need an explorer model for a much flatter lay. I converted my son's expedition to whoopies and moved the tarp over from the explorer UL to his rig using some...
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    alternate to mason line

    Running it back and forth a few times on a candle might do the trick but I doubt it will last long and probably be kind of messy. I just picked up a few spools of micro cord and so far it's much...
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    Nice...that's what I'm looking for. I'm hoping...

    Nice...that's what I'm looking for. I'm hoping the high-vis yellow and orange will make some nice non-reflective guy lines.

    I tried mason line (both braided and twisted) a while back and didn't...
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    Atwood Micro Cord??

    The old reflective cord on my tarps is starting to shows its' age so I'm in the market for something different. I came across this 1.18mm cord searching around ebay and tracked it down to the Atwood...
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    I'm hoping to scrounge together the pieces to try...

    I'm hoping to scrounge together the pieces to try making a sort of ultralight version of the hammeck stand in a few months. I'm trying to get my hands on some lightweight aluminum pole sections...
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    WTB: PM Inbound....

    PM Inbound....
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    +1 on the sticky along with a "common acronym...

    +1 on the sticky along with a "common acronym list" for not just the noobies. I just picked up an XYZ UQ from UGQ for my WBBB. We hammock-folk speak a different language and the conventional search...
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    The other option is to make friends with some US...

    The other option is to make friends with some US military. Have them order your gear and send it APO mail. Good quality cider and beer is a huge incentive.....
  43. Thread: Sleep Apnea

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    E-bay finds

    I looked into a battery pack for one of the dads in my scout den. The same lithium battery and charger that will cost $400 from the vendor you can pick up off e-bay for maybe $50. Add a little...
  44. Gores Landing is a pretty popular place for...

    Gores Landing is a pretty popular place for "glamping" here in FL with the kayaking crowd. http://www.marioncountyfl.org/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/FacilityDirectory/40/663

    It's not the...
  45. Yep...wife thinks I'm nuts. I slept in a hammock...

    Yep...wife thinks I'm nuts. I slept in a hammock for 6 months while deployed and never had any back problems. Most every time I get a twinge of pain I head out into the back yard for a night and it...
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    Welcome from the Space Coast, There's no...

    Welcome from the Space Coast,
    There's no shortage of good places to hang in central FL and now's the season. We'll be back to swatting bugs and cursing the heat before you know it so get out...
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    Be sure to check their clearance rack. Those...

    Be sure to check their clearance rack. Those "bright" colors and some strange patterns aren't always so popular so they end up heavily discounted. I bought a bunch of polyester webbing in kind of...
  48. Ugh....my wife finally got her foot surgery...

    Ugh....my wife finally got her foot surgery scheduled (for next week). So, she'll be hobbling around the house hopped up on pain meds. Looks like I'll be staying home next weekend.... :( Good luck...
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    I'd go with some fleece. Just make it a long,...

    I'd go with some fleece. Just make it a long, skinny bag with the top open. Perhaps put a few velcro tabs down one side of a rectangular piece. In a pinch you could use it as a sleeping bag liner....
  50. So, can those of us who don't want/need to park...

    So, can those of us who don't want/need to park at the end of the tram road still get access to drop off gear then shuttle back out? I don't mind the walk but if I can cut off a good portion of the...
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