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    I'd like to like a SL hammock for hiking and...

    I'd like to like a SL hammock for hiking and afternoon naps. BUT - even on warm-ish days, I can still feel the convection heat loss (no UQ or pad). An UnderCover protector would help, but then I...
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    If I'm not using a sock, I use a 2QZQ UQP. I go...

    If I'm not using a sock, I use a 2QZQ UQP. I go places where there is wind - changeable wind. Meaning the tarp might end up at a less than optimal orientation. The UQP offers just enough extra...
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    If you haven't already picked up the HH, know...

    If you haven't already picked up the HH, know that if you buy it direct (rather than, for example, R.E.I.) you can upgrade the tarp for just the price difference between the standard size (also sold...
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    The sock itself is breathable and you can "vent"...

    The sock itself is breathable and you can "vent" most any sock by opening the zipper. I find they allow a wider temperature range "comfort zone" and are a hedge against wind direction changes. I use...
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    Blueknu - you will learn a LOT with your day hike...

    Blueknu - you will learn a LOT with your day hike wandering with short nap (may be longer than you think) on the agenda.

    Not recommending it on the first or second wander, but another "try this at...
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    I wouldn't rely on a hammock situation to be...

    I wouldn't rely on a hammock situation to be lighter than a tent (hammock+suspension+TQ/UQ+tarp+bugnet ....) but it is a whole lot more comfortable. It is easier to put up a self-standing shelter in...
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    I believe the question wasn't why/if it should be...

    I believe the question wasn't why/if it should be done, but how. For me, I put python straps where I can on the tree - it is not a limbless pole where I can put them anywhere I want. Then I adjust...
  8. This will probable "second that" to a lot of...

    This will probable "second that" to a lot of comments above. When you are on the ground, a flat surface, the sleeping bag insulation hugs you better with no gaps. If you use a TQ on the ground - and...
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    As an alternative to "try everything out at home...

    As an alternative to "try everything out at home first", you can just bring your standard tent/shelter along and set it up too. Then you have a bail out option. But if possible, even if it is just...
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    I don't know the size of your dog, but I thing...

    I don't know the size of your dog, but I thing when it comes to a hammock two is too many. Make a pad next to the hammock for the dog.

    It seems in the beginning people want to go cheap and buy...
  11. I was told the usual distance between the apex...

    I was told the usual distance between the apex connector was 13 ft. You'd want a little single line to come off that connector on each end. 15 ft plus/minus a bit would be fine. Note that the bridge...
  12. Several differences are the material, weight, and...

    Several differences are the material, weight, and width. I have both GE and Bridge (a RidgeRunner). I really like the Ridge Runner - the sides don't come up as far so I can see more. And though I...
  13. Erayd, I'm glad you are considering an...

    Erayd, I'm glad you are considering an alternative. As others have said, it is not just "the tarp". If you are tied to trees, those trees also have to withstand the 60 mph winds. So does your...
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    I would never do that and I have to be a bit...

    I would never do that and I have to be a bit militant because my hiking partner says she likes a camp fire. All I see are little sparks floating toward my nylon. To compromise, I try to set up as far...
  15. The winter shelters here (Central Oregon) are not...

    The winter shelters here (Central Oregon) are not for camping. 1) The firewood is cut by volunteers and stocked only once at the beginning of the season. Though hammock hangers wouldn't do it (time...
  16. When it gets that cold, I wear a balaclava to...

    When it gets that cold, I wear a balaclava to keep my face warm. I also remind myself that those degree ratings are only suggestions of the items ability to hold the heat - I have to make the heat :)...
  17. The "generating heat" issue might be the culprit...

    The "generating heat" issue might be the culprit because it's a mistake to think of quilts has "giving" heat. You have to make it, they just help keep it. I suggest you try - just for the fun of it -...
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    I think actual "disappearing" with camo is more...

    I think actual "disappearing" with camo is more wishful thinking. Sure, it can be done, but not without more effort than a usual hang between trees. Once I stood next to some Army/National Guard guys...
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    If your girlfriend hasn't experienced sleeping in...

    If your girlfriend hasn't experienced sleeping in a hammock outside at home, I'd suggest, the first few times you go camping, you bring the tent as a backup. Have it pitched, ready to go. There are...
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    This might be easier seen if you draw a picture...

    This might be easier seen if you draw a picture of a rectangle - your bridge hammock - with a triangle at each end, extending from the ends of the rectangle. --<|_____|>--

    Also imagine a gathered...
  21. It's more work/hardware but I put a ring at my...

    It's more work/hardware but I put a ring at my hammock ends near the gather. Then I attach the suspension that suits my fancy for the day (line, webbing, whoopie sling, Atlas/Python straps) to the...
  22. You have a lot of layers (tarp/sock) - a good...

    You have a lot of layers (tarp/sock) - a good thing - and each person react to "cold" differently. So even though 6600 feet might not be around the corner, at least try to spend some nights at that...
  23. kbajg, technically somewhat correct. But, think...

    kbajg, technically somewhat correct. But, think on this - what if you changed your mind about from what side you wanted to exit? Sure, you could move the bumpers. But it's easier just to put...
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    I use the WB UQ for the RR and it is great - full...

    I use the WB UQ for the RR and it is great - full coverage and it is cut so when installed there is no compression of the loft. I still use a UQP (or a sock) but that's just me.

    If I had to...
  25. At 190 lbs, I think you'll be "stretching" it a...

    At 190 lbs, I think you'll be "stretching" it a bit (little humor there) with a 1.1 fabric. And note that you don't want non-breathable. You use a tarp to keep dry; no reason for a silpoly hammock....
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    I've found the bigger the tarp (within reason)...

    I've found the bigger the tarp (within reason) the better for me. I got the JrB Universal and it is great. I've also ordered a WildnessLogics OMW - the 13ft ridge line size - to use with my Ridge...
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    The addition of a sock helps. If you use a WB...

    The addition of a sock helps. If you use a WB Ridge Runner, you can get the sock modified to have a zipper door on each side. This allows you to orient the head end anyway you want and get out on...
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    Note that a ridge line doesn't "fix" things, it...

    Note that a ridge line doesn't "fix" things, it just helps you get the correct sag (suspension hang angle) that works for you - after you figure out what that is.

    You could start at extremes,...
  29. So the other end of the hammock is on the truck's...

    So the other end of the hammock is on the truck's bumper? That's a pretty high bumper, right?
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    My vote is to stick with the SF tarp and get the...

    My vote is to stick with the SF tarp and get the lighter TQ. If you are also talking about an UQ, I'd get the TQ first because there are less expensive options, especially in the summer months, for...
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    If you put the Dyson back together, you may be...

    If you put the Dyson back together, you may be obligated to use it. But I do like my "indoors" clean and my outdoors "outdoorsy". It is fun to watch videos of camp sites with straight skinny trees...
  32. Remember to open it a bit near your head for...

    Remember to open it a bit near your head for venting - and even then, if you get some condensation, it's just part of the game in cold temperatures (like trying to keep bird feeders away from...
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    I think my camping partner might like it more...

    I think my camping partner might like it more than the Hex she is now using because the can close the end of the SF for a little more privacy when desired. But this winter I'll be getting the...
  34. Welcome to the BOTG club (butt on the ground)....

    Welcome to the BOTG club (butt on the ground). Consider it a right of passage. And a special congratulations for trying this stuff out at home first - especially in the winter. We are going down to...
  35. One thing to keep in mind, as indicated by your...

    One thing to keep in mind, as indicated by your topic title, is the quest for a "perfect" setup will probably not be fulfilled. That's because winter, spring, summer, and fall are different. What is...
  36. Don't worry about the weight - the suspension...

    Don't worry about the weight - the suspension line/webbing should handle it. And don't worry about how it looks the you are out of the hammock because I'm pretty sure your own weight will more then...
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    For the hammock - because you are using your pad...

    For the hammock - because you are using your pad - you will want to get double layered. I know Dutch offers that option but it might not be clear from the order page. The double layer will also add...
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    You might consider a balaclava to cover your...

    You might consider a balaclava to cover your head/face. Also remember - on the ground, the sleeping bag, no matter what the rating, doesn't keep you warm from below because it's compress by your...
  39. Thank you for the prompt reply. Looks like great...

    Thank you for the prompt reply. Looks like great specs with the bend. at 14 ft between posts and the bridge hammock with 13 ft (156 inches) between apex points were the suspension lines from the...
  40. I use a sock a lot. I just keep it on my hammock...

    I use a sock a lot. I just keep it on my hammock so there is no "extra" setup. You can get condensation if you don't vent it enough, but venting is easy to do. If the temps are enough to get...
  41. LittleWing - note the comment on trees in the NW....

    LittleWing - note the comment on trees in the NW. My suggestion for suspension is the ENO XL Atlas straps. They will handle larger trees and when you use smaller trees, just wrap the "loops" end...
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    I seldom use the tie-outs and when I do, it is...

    I seldom use the tie-outs and when I do, it is usually only the one opposite from the side I use for enter/exit (like the "shelf" side of the WarBonnet). I haven't noticed any difficulty with zippers.
  43. Jon - After you put the bends in it (two on each...

    Jon - After you put the bends in it (two on each "arm") how far apart were the end points. That is, they were 15 ft apart, what is the distance and height after the modification? Also can I assume...
  44. If that pillow is under your head, you might try...

    If that pillow is under your head, you might try moving it to under one (or both) of your knees. The hammock itself will usually support your head and if you put a pillow there, it make torque your...
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    FS: Standard length/width on the HG 50 Burrow?

    Standard length/width on the HG 50 Burrow?
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    Sticky: Thought I was already there - but no dice Please...

    Thought I was already there - but no dice
    Please put "designer" in
    Bend Oregon 97702

    Specifically N44.019, W121.342
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    I'm sure the moderators are watching this like a...

    I'm sure the moderators are watching this like a hawk, so I won't say anything about an alternate opinion to sunk mail's 1) comment.
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    FS: I'll take #2 - please email paypal info.

    I'll take #2 - please email paypal info.
  49. I'd consider putting the ridge line under in the...

    I'd consider putting the ridge line under in the winter if I expect snow. There isn't much wind to cause rubbing (and sealer can be reapplied if necessary).
  50. I've been using a sock with my various hammocks....

    I've been using a sock with my various hammocks. This winter I'll try the Envy-S. I like the ability to vent it just over my head. I also use, or at least keep with me, a balaclava.
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