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  1. I have a HH with the zip entry. I like it a lot...

    I have a HH with the zip entry. I like it a lot but I have never used the classic.
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    Those are a sweet little bit of kit. I'm gonna...

    Those are a sweet little bit of kit. I'm gonna have to get one of those.
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    Oh yeah. From what I've read its crazy light and...

    Oh yeah. From what I've read its crazy light and packs exceptionally small. I'm looking forward to getting it!
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    Thanks for the suggestion everyone. I actually...

    Thanks for the suggestion everyone. I actually just snagged a Mont Bell Plasma from ebay for 140 bucks!
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    Large would be ideal, medium would work.

    Large would be ideal, medium would work.
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    Thanks guys. Im keeping my eye out.

    Thanks guys. Im keeping my eye out.
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    WTB: Down Jacket

    Hey everyone!

    I'm looking for a lightly use down jacket. I'm looking for something like a Mont-Bell or similar. Let me know if you have anything or any recommendations.

    Cazador
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    Thats true. Could be used under the knees for...

    Thats true. Could be used under the knees for sure or possibly in conjuction with a top quilt.
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    Re: 3/4 or Full Length

    Id detach the lower part and stuff it under my head as a pillow.
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    Be neat to have a UQ that had a snap portion on...

    Be neat to have a UQ that had a snap portion on the last part of it so you could add or remove to make a 3/4 or full length quilt given the circumstances of your hike. Is something like this already...
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    3/4 or Full Length

    Looking to get a under quilt soon so I can hang this winter. Do you all recommend a full length over a 3/4 or vice versa? Is it more a matter of the extra weight you will be caring or is the weight...
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    The DIY route is fun and rewarding. The stove...

    The DIY route is fun and rewarding. The stove SilvrSurfr posted is awesome. If you don't want to make your own I'd recommend stoves by Zelph or Mini Bull Designs.
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    Appalachian Hammock?

    Howdy everyone,

    I stumbled across Appalachian Hammock today and was curious if anyone has any previous experience with them? They seem to sell just two hammocks and a tarp but they seem like good...
  14. Thread: Outstanding!

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    Great little kit. Just got one myself.

    Great little kit. Just got one myself.
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    Great video, it was a real treat to watch. I'm...

    Great video, it was a real treat to watch. I'm heading to the Manistee River Trail next weekend and this got me even more excited to go.
  16. Thread: Gear Checklist

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    I use gear grams to weigh my gear as well as to...

    I use gear grams to weigh my gear as well as to make sure I have everything for my trips.
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    Re: Great experience

    Heres the suspension on my diy hammock. Works great!
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    I'll post a few pics of it in action with my DIY...

    I'll post a few pics of it in action with my DIY hammock tomorrow!
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    Great experience

    Just got a suspension kit and an extra pair of tree huggers from AHE and the quality and quick shipping was great. Ill definitely be doing business with them again. Thank you!
  20. Thread: No Sew Bug Net

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    Thanks for the ideas everyone. I'm heading to the...

    Thanks for the ideas everyone. I'm heading to the store after work to get a couple different things.
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    You might be able to get away with a PLUQ and a...

    You might be able to get away with a PLUQ and a pad. Just a thought!
  22. Thread: No Sew Bug Net

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    Duck tape might do the trick long enough for me...

    Duck tape might do the trick long enough for me to make it through the trip! Id send it to ya gargoyle but I wouldn't be able to get it out till Saturday at the earliest.
  23. Thread: No Sew Bug Net

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    I'm off to my trip June 28th so time is tight...

    I'm off to my trip June 28th so time is tight between work and school and such. That's why I was thinking about the velcro, I figured it might work but then again im not all that savvy in the DIY...
  24. Thread: No Sew Bug Net

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    No Sew Bug Net

    Hey everyone. Im trying to put a bug net together for a trip I have coming up real soon. Sadly, the ol thread injector was on its last legs and gave up on me last night. Anyone have any ideas on how...
  25. Thread: WTB Bugnet

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    Those are both great looking nets. Unfortunately...

    Those are both great looking nets. Unfortunately between work and class my time for another DIY project is very low. Ill definitely hold on to those links for when I get some time though.
  26. Thread: WTB Bugnet

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    WTB Bugnet

    Hey everyone!
    Im looking to buy a bug net for a hammock I just made. I have an up coming trip and ive just about run out of time to put one together myself. Im looking for one that closes up with...
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    Good reminder! My suspension is really new so I...

    Good reminder! My suspension is really new so I dont even think about looking at it.
  28. This is interesting. I wonder why they changed...

    This is interesting. I wonder why they changed the ends. Ill have to check mine when I get home.
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    I hang mine high enough to stand under as well....

    I hang mine high enough to stand under as well. If I want to cut out as much wind as possible and get ready for a storm I'll lower it just to be safe.
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    Welcome aboard! I know exactly how you feel as I...

    Welcome aboard! I know exactly how you feel as I was doing the same thing not that long ago. You'll love the hammock and the tarp!
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    I appreciate all the advice. I'm gonna have to...

    I appreciate all the advice. I'm gonna have to see which way works the best for my needs.
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    Ill have to give this a try then.

    Ill have to give this a try then.
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    I'm curious as to how you attach the continuous...

    I'm curious as to how you attach the continuous loop to the HH.
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    Thanks for that link. Made a little more sense....

    Thanks for that link. Made a little more sense. Basically the whoopie needs to be a few inches longer to accommodate the wrapping correct?
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    Sounds good! I appreciate your help.

    Sounds good! I appreciate your help.
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    Ahh. Alright, that makes sense. How much longer...

    Ahh. Alright, that makes sense. How much longer would you recommend I make them then?
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    Amsteel Whoopies

    Hey everyone. I just started playing around with some Amsteel and I'm about to venture into making my own whoopie slings for my Hennessy. One thing I noticed is that most websites have a different...
  38. Thread: wet tarp

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    I used the Hennessy Hex Fly. Its a bit bigger...

    I used the Hennessy Hex Fly. Its a bit bigger than the standard one. When you use the s-biners you clip the ends of the tarp onto them instead of the stock clips that the hennessy comes with.
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  39. Thread: wet tarp

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    This is the one I have:...

    This is the one I have: http://shop.whoopieslings.com/Single-Line-Tarp-Ridge-Line-TRL1.htm

    I use it with the small number 1 s-biners.
  40. Thread: wet tarp

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    I prefer to us a second ridge line. I got mine...

    I prefer to us a second ridge line. I got mine over at whoopie sling vendor. As for packing them both in the same skin I would avoid putting them together if the tarp is wet. I would put the hammock...
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    Huh, well thats good! Guess I may have been...

    Huh, well thats good! Guess I may have been getting myself confused about the process.. Looks like I'll be getting them whoopies soon then!
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    I've heard that a few people have had problems...

    I've heard that a few people have had problems with their ridge line being slack after they switch to whoopies. I'm not sure how often the claims arise but I've read a few people have had it happen.
  43. Thread: Michigan Hikes

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    Thanks for the info! I think I'm gonna make that...

    Thanks for the info! I think I'm gonna make that trail my first good trip with my Hennessy Hammock. I'm looking forward to it!
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    For everyone who is using whoopie slings how have...

    For everyone who is using whoopie slings how have you all been liking them? I've read a few problems with the ridgeline but I'm not sure how many are having them. I've been wanting to change my HH...
  45. Thread: Michigan Hikes

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    I'll have to pick up that book! I've been looking...

    I'll have to pick up that book! I've been looking at the MRT-NCT trail. How long does it normally take you to do the how loop?
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    Thanks for all the advice. I look forward to...

    Thanks for all the advice. I look forward to doing the project!
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    DIY Tarp Question

    Hey everyone. I've been thinking about trying my hand at making a DIY tarp much like this one: http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/DIYGS-Hex-Tarp.jpg

    I've never done such...
  48. Thread: Michigan Hikes

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    Michigan Hikes

    How's it going everyone? Trying to get a little advice from my fellow michiganders and other frequent michigan hikers on their favorite spots to hike. What trails do you guys enjoy the most?
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    +1 on this. Same set up I have an I love it.

    +1 on this. Same set up I have an I love it.
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    I love mine. I run a continuous ridge line under...

    I love mine. I run a continuous ridge line under mine and I find that helps it keep a nice crease on the top and I feel it supports it well.
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