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    October in New Hampshire... ...

    October in New Hampshire...

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    20131019-IMG_5373 by Geektechnica, on Flickr
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    Question for those of you with this bag: I'm a...

    Question for those of you with this bag:

    I'm a big guy (aprox 300lb) and I know that there is no way I'd be able to squeeze into that bag using it as it was intended. How well do you think it...
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    I have both these and the MSR groundhogs. These...

    I have both these and the MSR groundhogs. These are a little longer, and not quite as sturdy, but for only $3 for 4 of them, it is hard to beat. I keep a set for my "Spare" tarp.
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    True.. Though still probably more comfortable...

    True.. Though still probably more comfortable than the train seat. If he sat sideways like a chair he'd be pretty much set.
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    Taking it too far?

    I appreciate the desire for more comfortable mass transit, but is this guy taking it too far?
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    I also weigh a bit over 300lbs, and I have the...

    I also weigh a bit over 300lbs, and I have the Atlas straps on one of my hammocks. They are pretty good, no issues with stretching or supporting my weight.

    They are pretty adjustable, but my...
  7. I've had the Coghlans dangler for a few months...

    I've had the Coghlans dangler for a few months now.. Seems pretty good, except its always 3 too high. Subtract that, and it seems pretty accurate otherwise, at least it is consistent.
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    Thanks for the comments guys. Yeah, he's...

    Thanks for the comments guys. Yeah, he's definitely a budding outdoorsman.

    Had a beautiful day in New York here today, so I took him out for a short hike to one of my favorite places:
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    I'd be down for that, especially on the northern...

    I'd be down for that, especially on the northern side of the park. I'm only about an hour from there.
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    I use Zing-It. I like the bright yellow, keeps...

    I use Zing-It. I like the bright yellow, keeps me from nearly decapitating myself at night. Other folk like Lash-It, same stuff, just not so brightly colored.
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    Not sure yet. I have a hammock and tarp he can...

    Not sure yet. I have a hammock and tarp he can use, but my wife is nervous about him not being right there with me. I've got a Blackbird which is pretty roomy, but I'm a big guy myself and take up...
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    Thanks for the comments guys! He's been talking...

    Thanks for the comments guys! He's been talking about it all day. Can't wait to get out with me again.
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    Went to ground, but it was worth it...

    So my son has recently expressed an interest in camping with me. He is 5 years old, almost 6. I've been waiting for some nicer weather so we could give it a try in the back yard to see how he likes...
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    I have the HH as well. I didn't care for the...

    I have the HH as well. I didn't care for the stock tieouts either, and went for a full length ridgeline (zing-it with a dutch hook on one side and a dutch stingerz on the other) running underneath...
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    UQ Suspension Help

    Hi all,

    I recently completed my underquilts.com full length quilt, but I need some assistance in figuring out how to suspend it properly.

    The UQ has four channels, two running the length of the...
  16. Got it from a tactical supply website run by a...

    Got it from a tactical supply website run by a retired army captain who lives near me. I guess he deals a lot in paracord, and has some pretty great prices on shock cord as well.
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  17. Received 50' of olive drab 1/8" shock cord today...

    Received 50' of olive drab 1/8" shock cord today (for only $3.75!) which matches the UQ shell perfectly. So I finally was able to hang it up a little and see how it looks. I'm still waiting on more...
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    The Equip was my first hammock. For the price it...

    The Equip was my first hammock. For the price it is hard to beat. It is also a good "gateway hammock" for getting your friends interested in hanging. Cheap, durable, easy to set up, and readily...
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    A topquilt Cold Steel Trail Hawk Optimus Crux...

    A topquilt
    Cold Steel Trail Hawk
    Optimus Crux stove
    Bahco Laplander folding saw
    Some Platypus bottles
    Sawyer Squeeze filter
  20. Got my full length filled finally. Waiting on...

    Got my full length filled finally. Waiting on shock cord to arrive so I can finish the suspension and test it out.

    I put 14oz of 850fp in there, should be pretty warm :)
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    I bought a set of ENO Atlas straps a while back,...

    I bought a set of ENO Atlas straps a while back, they came with a very nice little nylon stuff sack which I immediately commandeered for stake duty.

    It holds my stakes, the CRL for my tarp, and...
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    Yeah, my friends and coworkers all thought I was...

    Yeah, my friends and coworkers all thought I was nuts when I told them I was going to the NJ hang. Our low temp for the weekend was something like 3F, with highs in the lower 20's.

    That is a low...
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    Finally got a chance to hop on here and and give...

    Finally got a chance to hop on here and and give a little update.

    First I'd like to thank Iafte and all those involved with the preparations and planning for this event. You guys did a great job...
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    I know it was already mentioned in the thread but...

    I know it was already mentioned in the thread but I have to throw my $0.02 in and suggest the hot water bottle. I was at the NJ hang this weekend, first night was down to 5F and I forgot to throw...
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    I debated quite a while between a Hennessy and a...

    I debated quite a while between a Hennessy and a WBBB. I went with the WBBB DL 1.7 and couldn't be happier!
  26. I'll be heading in on Friday. Is there any...

    I'll be heading in on Friday. Is there any particular time which this shindig is starting so I can plan on when to arrive?
  27. WBBB and Superfly just showed up in the mail. ...

    WBBB and Superfly just showed up in the mail. I'm ready to go!

    Looking forward to this, should be arriving Friday afternoon or so.
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    Sales Stats

    Does anyone have any idea how many WBBB hammocks there are out there? From what I understand, except for one batch made overseas, they are all hand-made here by Brandon (I assume he has help?)

    It...
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    Nice! My WBBB is showing up in the mail today,...

    Nice!

    My WBBB is showing up in the mail today, might take a long lunch and wander off into the woods for a bit :)
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    The method I was thinking of is very similar to...

    The method I was thinking of is very similar to this illustration, except has stingerz on both sides. I like the pictured method better, less fiddling around.
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    Thanks for the input guys. I think I thought up...

    Thanks for the input guys. I think I thought up a way to utilize my Dutch StingerZ to make a continuous ridgeline that also allows the tarp to be just as tight as two separate ridgelines. I will...
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    How do you hang your SuperFly

    So my Superfly will be arriving tomorrow, and I'm wondering how most of you hang them?

    DO you use a single line ridgeline or just connections on both sides? I ask because in Brandon's setup video...
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    Picked up 5 yesterday, ranging from 2XLT to 3XLT....

    Picked up 5 yesterday, ranging from 2XLT to 3XLT. Going to try to make a UQ for my son, as I already have a shell and 850fp down coming in for my own quilt.
  34. I'm excited! New Blackbird and Superfly on the...

    I'm excited! New Blackbird and Superfly on the way for the hang :)
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    Now THAT is interesting. I wonder when my wife...

    Now THAT is interesting. I wonder when my wife will notice her scrubbie has gone missing...
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    Looks interesting, going to try that out! My...

    Looks interesting, going to try that out! My wife has tons of them.
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    Thanks guys! Looks like the skins are the...

    Thanks guys!

    Looks like the skins are the clear winner.

    FLRider: Thanks for the link, those Mountaingoat skins look perfect!
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    Snakeskins vs double-sided stuff sack

    Hi All,

    I have a Hennessey Hex 70D tarp with a continuous ridgeline utilizing 1.75mm Zing-It and Dutch Stingerz. I want to make it easier to set up and so I'd like to hear opinions on getting...
  39. Got the days off from my boss (work) and my other...

    Got the days off from my boss (work) and my other boss (wife) has given the go ahead as well. So I guess you can move me on over to the confirmed column :)

    Looking forward to this, I've never...
  40. Hey this is only a few hours away for me! I've...

    Hey this is only a few hours away for me!

    I've been wanting to go to a group hang since i got my first hammock. I'm pretty sure I can make this one.

    Until I request the time off, put me down...
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    I too have the 70D Hennessy Hex and love it. I...

    I too have the 70D Hennessy Hex and love it. I am however, looking at picking up a Superfly as well for winter camping as I think the doors will make a big difference. My only complaint about the...
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    Excellent, thanks guys! EDIT: What diameter...

    Excellent, thanks guys!

    EDIT: What diameter is commonly used for tarp tensioners, etc..?
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    Best place for shock cord?

    I'm in need of shock cord for my tarp tie outs and hopefully for a UQ I want to make. Where is the best place to come by about 25 feet of it?

    Thanks!
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    Well, Looks like I should have done a couple...

    Well,

    Looks like I should have done a couple more minutes of searching before I posted.

    A little bit more research turns up the Grip Clips and Dutch's side pull outs.

    Think I'm going to give...
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    Tarp Side Tie-Outs?

    So I just purchased a Hennessy Hex tarp in the 70D Polyester. It looks like a fantastic tarp and should do what I need it to do.

    The one modification I'd like to make to it is to add some side...
  46. Just got my HH Hex in the mail yesterday. It is...

    Just got my HH Hex in the mail yesterday. It is huge! Tons of room under there. Seems very well built and durable as well. Can't wait to try it out this weekend.
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    This is exactly the sort of feedback I was...

    This is exactly the sort of feedback I was looking for. Thanks! I think I'm just going to go straight into the WBBB. I know I like it, I know it is comfortable, and it is a quality hammock.
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    Thanks for the swift and informative replies. ...

    Thanks for the swift and informative replies.

    I'll confess that resale isn't something I considered previously, and is a compelling argument for the WBBB. I have also had opportunity to lay in...
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    Advice and opinions requested

    Hi all,

    I'm pretty new to hammocking, and currently have only an Equip Travel Hammock from Walmart with some suspension modifications.

    I'm looking to upgrade a bit, and am currently stuck in...
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    Heya, I'm in Kerhonkson (Ulster County) which...

    Heya,

    I'm in Kerhonkson (Ulster County) which is across the river and north of you a bit, right across the mountain from New Paltz.

    Nice to see another Hudson Valley-ite :)
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