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    A most heinous occurrence; I have to work this...

    A most heinous occurrence; I have to work this weekend so will not be joining. Have fun, everyone, and stay toasty
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    The case could not have been better started or...

    The case could not have been better started or the inquiry better managed. Well done, sir.

    I have family in LA; might just bring a hammock (and letter) with me next visit.

    Cheers!
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    I have a Dream Hammocks Dangerbird and with the...

    I have a Dream Hammocks Dangerbird and with the integrated top cover zipped and sides staked out, it feels like I am in a 2-person tent; completely enclosed, but so much more comfortable. In the...
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    I have an Adjustable Hammock Stand...

    I have an Adjustable Hammock Stand (AKA Vario Stand) on my back porch. Nothing to drill and can be moved as you rearrange. With whoopie slings, setup takes all of 20 seconds. It's also the only stand...
  5. Thread: Wtb down jacket

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    Is this to be durable primary outerwear or...

    Is this to be durable primary outerwear or something you'd like use for a mid layer; comfortable to sleep in? Need weatherproof fabric, hood, etc.?

    I picked up a Marmot Quasar (similar to down...
  6. Thread: New from Mass

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    welcome, neighbor; I'm in close-by Stow. Hope to...

    welcome, neighbor; I'm in close-by Stow. Hope to meet you at the next group hang.

    Lots of great info here to help with your hammock solution decision.

    Dave
  7. Thread: HG Callback

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    It's very easy for a cottage industry to become...

    It's very easy for a cottage industry to become overwhelmed, especially one as successful as HG. The owners are hangers and members here and are simply great folks, but I know by delay-related...
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    Great recap! I believe the mitten hooks on...

    Great recap!



    I believe the mitten hooks on the UGQ primaries were designed for use with the triangle thingy; not the easiest device to hook around a suspension line.

    On my 0* UGQ, I...
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    Congrats on snagging the new warm spot. The DB...

    Congrats on snagging the new warm spot. The DB cover adds several degrees to the inside of the hammock; I can only imagine how much a full enclosure (bit more wind cover for UQ) would add.

    Look...
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    Dawg! Having the quilts to match, I think you...

    Dawg!

    Having the quilts to match, I think you should sell it to me. Just say'in.

    Agree on the thin single-layer comfort; the WWM 1.0 is darn cozy.
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    Oh, the shenanigans.

    Oh, the shenanigans.
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    Great gear haul! I recently received a 0* Zep...

    Great gear haul! I recently received a 0* Zep (80" length); just crawled out of mine after another great night's sleep; think I have it fully dialed in now.

    Coming from a HG 40* quilt set,...
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    I was thinking along the lines of a small-batch...

    I was thinking along the lines of a small-batch bourbon and a nice Virginia flake; we'll have to share and compare tobies and bibes.

    This is turning out to read like a major food fest. I have a...
  14. Thread: no going back

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    Welcome; great first experience. I haven't yet...

    Welcome; great first experience.

    I haven't yet had a chance to canoe camp with hammock but looking forward to being able to hit shore and just look for suitable trees versus a flat spot for a tent.
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    I believe M50 already has a DWR coating. Specs...

    I believe M50 already has a DWR coating. Specs read: M50 features the highest quality Teflon® DWR for exceptional water resistance.

    I have two TQs and one UQ made with M50; just love the stuff.
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    UGQ Winter quilt set

    A few quick shots of my Underground Quilts winter set. Slept in last two nights and was incredibly warm and comfortable; temps down to 30*. Think I'll be good down to single digit temps.

    Specs:
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    Sticky: That I lack imagination? {{chuckling...

    That I lack imagination?



    {{chuckling chuckling chuckling}}
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    I received a TQ/UQ set from Paul yesterday and...

    I received a TQ/UQ set from Paul yesterday and had a question about UQ suspension. Sent an email and he called me within an hour; spent ample time discussing hanging the UQ on a Dangerbird.

    For...
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    Down with down

    Hip hip....; winter quilt set from UGQ is in the house. Since I have a hammock stand in the living room, I am at the moment tweaking and tuning suspension and checking for initial drafts. Bit rainy...
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    Double-dog dare ya!

    Double-dog dare ya!
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    Thanks, Tob. Someplace a tad further South would...

    Thanks, Tob. Someplace a tad further South would work better for me, but good to go if this is the spot.
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    Interest bump for an 11/10 hang. Now have...

    Interest bump for an 11/10 hang. Now have head-to-toe down goodies to try out; keeping fingers crossed that winter quilt set will be in.
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    I live in Stow MA so just South of you folks....

    I live in Stow MA so just South of you folks. Last messaging about impromptu hangs was in this thread, targeting 11/9. We should all strive to make this happen; plan in that thread.

    Worst case, I...
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    Many pearls of wisdom in that there post.

    Many pearls of wisdom in that there post.
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    For starters, you have to begin every post with,...

    For starters, you have to begin every post with, "My fellow Hamericans"

    Other than that, help new hangers, set up group hangs, stoke the fires, make cool gear, head up porcupine control; wait, you...
  26. Thread: hammock pillow

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    Nicely done. I have a HG pillow-on-a-string. It's...

    Nicely done. I have a HG pillow-on-a-string. It's in place when I lay down, and I think as importantly, keeps it off the ground when I exit the hammock less than gracefully. I many times have found...
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    +1; 3rd Dutch order in a bit more than a week....

    +1; 3rd Dutch order in a bit more than a week. Order for both products placed.
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    There yet?

    There yet?
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    Ay, caramba (pardon my Spanish); tied up this...

    Ay, caramba (pardon my Spanish); tied up this weekend. Available next weekend on. Do another, K?
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    I also checked that item off the must-have-gear...

    I also checked that item off the must-have-gear list created after the last hang.

    Just replaced my tarp hang lines with gray lash-it and Dutch Tarp Flyz. Very cool how they can slide along the...
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    Welcome; hope you can make it to the hang. ...

    Welcome; hope you can make it to the hang.

    You might want to add a tarp to your list. Since this is a car camping scenario, it should be easier for us to bring some extra gear to round out the...
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    Even more down with winter hang

    Just completed an order for an UGQ winter quilt set. An extra length 0* underquilt and a long/wide 20* tq with 2 extra ounces; both made with M50 material and resistant down. Along with my down...
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    Look for the Megan-John-Dave Squeaky Wheeled...

    Look for the Megan-John-Dave Squeaky Wheeled CoffeeKart(tm) at the next NEHHA hang.

    Current reservations include Tobit at 09:00. You want fries with that?
  34. Thread: WTB Hiking Kilt

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    Saw one of Raiff's kilts at the fall HEHHA hang;...

    Saw one of Raiff's kilts at the fall HEHHA hang; impeccable stitching and construction.
  35. very nice recap and pictures; congrats on the...

    very nice recap and pictures; congrats on the choice gear.

    I did cringe a bit at the "Switch to drinking tea instead of coffee" comment; we'll have to address that at the winter hang with good...
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    1 XL; 1 Med

    1 XL; 1 Med
  37. Thread: Fall NEHHA

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    Great pics; brings back fond memories of a great...

    Great pics; brings back fond memories of a great outing with a cool bunch. Spec'ng out my winter quilts for the next one.
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    Roger that, sir; was more referring to the type...

    Roger that, sir; was more referring to the type of camping we were doing at time (single 2ish mile hike-in scenario), but since we are talking car camping for this hang, thinking I might throw my...
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    Congrats; great product.

    Congrats; great product.
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    Could not agree more on the over cover. Got eight...

    Could not agree more on the over cover. Got eight straight nights out in cool-to-cold weather, including the recent NE hang (35* low), and the oc really made a difference. Protection and privacy...
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    A recurring theme at the last hang was that (for...

    A recurring theme at the last hang was that (for this level/type of camping) volume was as much a consideration as weight. Problem solved?
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    You had me at bacon.

    You had me at bacon.
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    I'm up for a single night hang; arrive Saturday....

    I'm up for a single night hang; arrive Saturday. Somewhere in Southern New Hampshire or Northern Mass would work best for me. Keep us posted!
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    Heck yeah! Site is an easy two hours drive; ditto...

    Heck yeah! Site is an easy two hours drive; ditto on the group meal idea.
  45. Thread: Fall NEHHA 2012

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    Great first hang with the NE group

    I was wondering if the 6 hours of driving was worth it for one evening in the woods; was it ever. This was my first time to Mt Greylock and remain impressed by how well this site was managed....
  46. Thread: Fall NEHHA

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    I'll be bringing a Dangerbird 68; however, do not...

    I'll be bringing a Dangerbird 68; however, do not plan to arrive until
    Saturday mid-day. If your schedule changes and you can stay longer (and if I find room in my pack), I also have a Blackbird...
  47. Thread: WWM

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    I have a WWM SL and find it very comfortable....

    I have a WWM SL and find it very comfortable. 5'10 180 lbs. As an alternative and 'something different,' and especially since you are getting an underquilt, it certainly fits the bill.
    Shot from...
  48. Thread: Fall NEHHA

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    I'm in for Saturday night; possibly Friday night...

    I'm in for Saturday night; possibly Friday night as well if I can get cat care for the varmint.

    Thanks for all the great work setting this up.
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    Congrats to the missus. Great color combination;...

    Congrats to the missus. Great color combination; we'll need pictures, of course.

    Trying out my overcover without tarp tonight. Suspiciously like a rain dance (fickle New England weather) but...
  50. Thread: Fall NEHHA

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    Megan, hope/pray your sister is better. Also hope...

    Megan, hope/pray your sister is better. Also hope to meet you and hubby at fall hang; assuming my maniacal work schedule permits.

    Dave
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