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    albertoes - If that was directed at me; no, I've...

    albertoes - If that was directed at me; no, I've never detected a noticeable body odor when using a pad and I've tried a variety of them before settling on an underinflated Therma-Rest "Pro-lite 4"...
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    A bit off topic but here's my question...why do...

    A bit off topic but here's my question...why do all these folks who don't want to use pads keep posting in the section set aside for using pads? It doesn't seem like most of them are looking for...
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    I was lucky enough to experience the same sort of...

    I was lucky enough to experience the same sort of thing with my then 6 year old grandson this past winter. We had a wonderful night out and he wants to do it again so it looks like it was all a...
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    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?93026-This-pad-is-testing-my-sanity

    Here's the link! You'll begin to see what was done on page 2 of the thread. Best of luck!

    snapper
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    I can't find it right now but not too long ago...

    I can't find it right now but not too long ago there was a person who posted her solution to this problem. She sewed two small pockets in her hammock (top & bottom) on the diagonal lie she...
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    I haven't read through all the posts so this may...

    I haven't read through all the posts so this may have already been said, if so, I apologize...I've spent quite a few nights in a tent down in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Believe me, if...
  7. Thread: Pad in Hammock

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    For what it's worth, I use an old Therma-Rest pad...

    For what it's worth, I use an old Therma-Rest pad that's 20"x72". I open the valve and then let it inflate to whatever it's going to do. After that I'll puff lightly into it a couple of times; no...
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    So far I just put my shoes under my hammock and...

    So far I just put my shoes under my hammock and don't worry about it. Nothing has bothered them so far (maybe the smell keeps critters away!) but I will probably hang them off of something if I'm in...
  9. Thread: Pillow

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    Typically I'll stuff my fleece vest under my...

    Typically I'll stuff my fleece vest under my head/neck area and that's fine for a pillow. Nothing fancy and I take the vest with me anyway so it's doing double duty this way without adding...
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    For what it's worth, I have the BA Lost Ranger 15...

    For what it's worth, I have the BA Lost Ranger 15 deg bag and have used it with a ThermaRest Prolite pad down to the mid 20s in the Catskills of NYS. The night I had that combo it was pretty windy...
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    In regard to my size, I'm about 5'8" and weigh in...

    In regard to my size, I'm about 5'8" and weigh in between 205-210. The hammock is a BIAS Weight Weenie; which I believe is 11' long and 60" wide but I'll have to go back to their website to be sure...
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    How tight should my ridgeline be?

    This may sound like a dumb question to some of you but I'm wondering how tight the ridgeline should be when I put my hammock up? Should it be tight enough that there's no slack in the line or should...
  13. Thread: Order Status

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    To all - I wasn't trying to be snarky when I made...

    To all - I wasn't trying to be snarky when I made my last post. As has been pointed out, Shane & Brian do visit here which is why I posted here. Sorry if it seemed like I was trying to create a...
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    Not wanting to sound like a whiner but I'm still...

    Not wanting to sound like a whiner but I'm still waiting on my hammock to arrive. Any idea when I should begin looking for it?

    Until next time...Be well,

    snapper
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    As an update...Shane did contact me via e-mail...

    As an update...Shane did contact me via e-mail and I called him back this morning. He apologized for what's gone on and will try and get back to me as soon as he can with a realistic timeframe for...
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    I did contact Shane today via this forum so I'm...

    I did contact Shane today via this forum so I'm fine with waiting a bit longer to hear from him. At this point another week or so, if it takes that long, won't matter much. My biggest complaints...
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    I hope others have a better experience than I...

    I hope others have a better experience than I have with the customer service end of things. I returned my WWM after a phone conversation with Brian back the end of May. Even with another phone...
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    My first hammock was the WWM and while I liked...

    My first hammock was the WWM and while I liked it, my feet always hung off the hammock no matter what I did. In speaking with Brian it seems that my Knotty Mods may not have been in the right place...
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    Slo (and anyone else who may be interested) - I'm...

    Slo (and anyone else who may be interested) - I'm back in from an overnight to the Adirondacks with the Big Agnes "Lost Ranger" and my Thermarest Prolite pad. All I can say is it was a wonderful...
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    Slo - Thanks for your reply. I looked at the...

    Slo - Thanks for your reply. I looked at the "Fish Hawk" and see it's only listed as being one ounce more than their "Lost Ranger" but I may still go with the Ranger since the temperature rating is...
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    Actually, I used an SPE last evening; albeit a...

    Actually, I used an SPE last evening; albeit a homemade one. Maybe I'm just still too new to the process but it didn't seem to work as well as I'd hoped it would. Of course, it also took me until 5...
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    Thanks for your reply. I spent last night out...

    Thanks for your reply. I spent last night out with a class I teach and it was my first night out in the hammock. We had a major wind & rain storm and I kept slipping off the pad; which is why I...
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    Big Agnes sleeping bag w/ pad?

    Has anyone used a Big Agnes sleeping bag and pad system for their hammock? If so, would you mind sharing your opinions of the set-up? I'm still experiencing problems slipping off the pad at times...
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    Depending on how much weight you want to whittle...

    Depending on how much weight you want to whittle away, one way to do it is leave the 1 qt Nalgene bottles and switch over to some soda bottles or maybe a Gatorade or Snapple ice tea bottle. All of...
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    I'm in...and thanks for your generosity! I'm...

    I'm in...and thanks for your generosity! I'm going on a two week trip this coming May with my intern and if I'm lucky enough to be selected I'll be giving it to her!

    That's all for now. Take...
  26. Thread: Speers SPE

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    I saw an SPE on the REI site; sorry for all the...

    I saw an SPE on the REI site; sorry for all the initials;) You might want to check that out. The link is below and they call it the ENO Hot Spot.

    http://www.rei.com/search?query=ENO+Hot+spot
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    Wow! You guys are quick and, more importantly to...

    Wow! You guys are quick and, more importantly to me, helpful:D!

    Thanks so much. Take care and until next time...Be well.

    snapper
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    Newbie needs assistance with the "Lingo"

    As the title of this thread says, I'm new here and need to understand all the new verbiage I'm reading. Is there a place where someone can go to learn all the "new" unfamiliar terms? Is there a...
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    Thanks to all. I'll definitely be checking out...

    Thanks to all. I'll definitely be checking out that hammock.

    Until next time...Be well.

    snapper
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    Hello from central NYS

    Just stopping by to introduce myself. This is my first post to the forum and I'm looking forward to learning a lot about the current state of hammock camping. I'm about to enter my 60th year and...
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