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    FS: Second I'll take it on the Dutch Hammock, If it...

    Second I'll take it on the Dutch Hammock, If it falls through :)
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    Is this the newer XLC that is fitted for up to 7'...

    Is this the newer XLC that is fitted for up to 7' tall folks?
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    They are Atlas Straps... Heavy... Yes... Easy...

    They are Atlas Straps... Heavy... Yes... Easy Yes... Soon to be my Son's problem... Yes... ;)
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    I think I fixed it Stormstaff... You can also...

    I think I fixed it Stormstaff... You can also find it here:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/album.php?albumid=3519
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    Thanks Shug, BTW, how long is the ridgeline on...

    Thanks Shug,

    BTW, how long is the ridgeline on your tarp in the photo?
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    I already ended up with a reg underquilt. (found...

    I already ended up with a reg underquilt. (found a deal, it works, but I'll replace it last with a tall one and give it to one of the kids, just like the rest of my stuff). The reg doesn't overfill...
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    This is how things are currently (more or less):...

    This is how things are currently (more or less):

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    Which is a far bit different than my Mt. Whitney Days 20+ years ago...

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    I use this Spread Sheet (found online and mod'd by me...
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    All right, I'm bringing this back to reach out to...

    All right, I'm bringing this back to reach out to the vast "wisdom" of the interwebs...

    I'm working on my next gear selection...

    ULA Pack (Ohm, or Circuit) - saves tons of wt, and should fit...
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    Welcome from the middle of the state

    Welcome from the middle of the state
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    I'm 6'5" and I think I am clocking in at 25+

    I'm 6'5" and I think I am clocking in at 25+
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    So tempting... I think I am an xl... though I...

    So tempting...

    I think I am an xl... though I may need a custom torso...
  12. I'm in, thanks.

    I'm in, thanks.
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    Thanks! Thanks!

    Thanks!



    Thanks!
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    Great concept!

    Great concept!
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    I found a deal on a reg HG incubator so I'll be...

    I found a deal on a reg HG incubator so I'll be able to start testing with that. That will show me some personal looks at quality, etc, as well as sizing.
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    Top Quilt for Tall Folks

    I'm researching Top Quilts to find the best options for my non lilliputian self.

    I'm 6'5" (215lbs)

    I want one that can be pulled over the noggin if need be. Who makes true supersize options...
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    Not fast enough..

    Not fast enough..
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    I've seen 2 20 uq's so far in the FS Section,...

    I've seen 2 20 uq's so far in the FS Section, but I am still thinking the long will be better.
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    Full or torso uq? And how did it go?

    Full or torso uq? And how did it go?
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    Regular or long?

    Regular or long?
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    Thanks everyone for the comments and suggestions,...

    Thanks everyone for the comments and suggestions,

    as it stands my plan will be more as less as follows:


    Underquilt -- 20 deg Full Length/long -- (I'm trying to avoid pads in the long run...
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    I have done fine so far, time will tell with the...

    I have done fine so far, time will tell with the ENO Double. WB lists the BB as good till 6'8"... which is one reason I tagged it as a future option... with hindsight and some better planning I...
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    I'm thinking that at 6'5" I may need to get a...

    I'm thinking that at 6'5" I may need to get a longer UQ.

    I've been looking at

    http://www.hammockgear.com/incubator-20/
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    I could just say Yes... but here are some details...

    I could just say Yes... but here are some details

    I'll still keep my present stuff and ground gear for when needed.

    I am out at least once a month either with family/friends or the scouts,...
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    Next Step on the Hanging Trail

    I would eventually like to shift over to a Top/Under Quilt Combo... Given my current set up, what should be my next few or first step

    Eno Double Nest
    Eno Fly (mod'ed for a Single Ridge Line with...
  26. http://youtu.be/nqa2FY7A_d4 Now with video! ...

    http://youtu.be/nqa2FY7A_d4

    Now with video!

    Just some snippets, first try with the Vlog...
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    One more thought came round the bend, In this...

    One more thought came round the bend,

    In this case I may have been better off to soft pitch the tarp high first to set a working space to get my nest up, then move it down for sleeping.

    it may...
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    I suspect the same thing, but I will likely swap...

    I suspect the same thing, but I will likely swap fly's around depending the weather... (plus my kids will eventually start running off with my gear... ask me who has "my" new pillow and sleeping...
  29. Reflections from the South Old Mac Trail (2013 Nov.15-16)

    http://tacticalpreacher.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/img_7370.jpg?w=1200&h=

    More Photos : http://tacticalpreacher.com/2013/11/17/reflections-from-the-trail-2/


    Took the hammock out for its...
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    I thought I had done so... but maybe not...

    I thought I had done so... but maybe not enough... I'll be working on this with the whole system up in the garage to test things out.
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    Had a good time out on the trail, a mini report...

    Had a good time out on the trail, a mini report is forth coming...

    From a warm standpoint, I really had zero issues.



    thanks
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    I'm just a new guy, but I have come to realize...

    I'm just a new guy, but I have come to realize that my ENO hammock is effectively the "gateway drug" of hammocks...
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    First Cold Weather Hang

    This weekend will see me on my first Cold weather Backpacking trek, and I'll be leaving the familiar and known confines of my tent behind...

    I've tried to do my best in preplanning and preparing...
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    I'm pretty sure that I found Hammock Forums via...

    I'm pretty sure that I found Hammock Forums via Shug's videos I have watch all of his, and frankly they crack me up! (as well as being informative) I've even belted out a "whoooo buddy" or two...
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    I'll do just that, we're heading to Frozenhead...

    I'll do just that, we're heading to Frozenhead State Park this weekend for my first cool/cold weather hang. I'll try and find the right places to pass on the info and see how it goes.
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    It certainly has a wealth of Hammockers stalking...

    It certainly has a wealth of Hammockers stalking around :)
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    Our troop was just down in GA for the 150th at...

    Our troop was just down in GA for the 150th at Chicamuga, Lots of cool places to explore as well.
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    Latimer is growing to be a fantastic location....

    Latimer is growing to be a fantastic location. I've been there twice so far, and will likely be often as the years go by, and my family grows through scouting.
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    I'll will, but I like to read more and post when...

    I'll will, but I like to read more and post when I know I have a lot to learn, and congratulations on your Eagle.
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    Yea, the Treehouse is an interesting oddity. It...

    Yea, the Treehouse is an interesting oddity. It is closed now for safety reasons, but you can still see it from slightly afar.
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    Thanks, Smokebait!

    Thanks, Smokebait!
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    Greetings from Cookeville, TN

    :wave:

    So, I'm a recent convert to hammocks after years of waking up cramped, red-eyed and grumpy... This hammock deal is excellent!

    I am an ASM with my oldest's BSA Troop, and a leader with...
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