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    Not exactly a DIY suggestion, but my boys are...

    Not exactly a DIY suggestion, but my boys are perfect with AHE Jarbidge UQs. And the price is right at $100. All my kids have slept with a pad and now have UQ's, and I doubt any of them will ever be...
  2. Thread: Hello from Pa

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    Welcome from Cburg! Don't forget Michaux too....

    Welcome from Cburg! Don't forget Michaux too. It's not nearly as well-mapped as the Northern forests, but has a ton to offer...when you find it. Enjoy.
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    I guess I had the opposite reaction spending a...

    I guess I had the opposite reaction spending a week out in the Northwoods of WI earlier this month when the mosquitos were as bad as I've ever experienced. I heard the tiny helicopters outside my net...
  4. Thread: tarp lines

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    Mine are 8 ft. all around as well. Seems like...

    Mine are 8 ft. all around as well. Seems like this works for many, but I have never come close to running out.
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    Yeah, I missed my hammock once in a sleepy...

    Yeah, I missed my hammock once in a sleepy stupor, and the Guardian held me like a champ. Maybe I should've taken a tip from my boy and stayed the night there.
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    I wish I had a pic! But he looked surprisingly...

    I wish I had a pic! But he looked surprisingly comfortable. Maybe he found a new way to lay. Who needs the hammock when you've got a bug net?!
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    http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Survival-Technologi...

    http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Survival-Technologies-BASE-Orange/dp/B00FB7XYXM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1405210749&sr=8-2&keywords=Ultimate+survival+

    This is tarp is under 35. It is small. If hung...
  8. Thread: Hello from PA.

    by keatham
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    Welcome from South Central PA!

    Welcome from South Central PA!
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    I have 4 sons, ages 5-8, and all have spent...

    I have 4 sons, ages 5-8, and all have spent multiple nights in their hammocks. We have never camped far away from a cabin, so it hasn't been true backpacking, but the sleeping part they love (and so...
  10. I have a Noah's 9 and even it feels big next to...

    I have a Noah's 9 and even it feels big next to my profly. I really like them both actually. I would guess the 12 would do the trick, though I haven't used it. I also noticed that ENO just released a...
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    Combining underquilts?

    What is the going wisdom for combining underquilts on the same rig? With a synthetic 30 degree and a down 30 degree, would the synthetic go against the hammock and the down wrap the whole thing? Is...
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    Agreed on the ridgeline for your hammock. It...

    Agreed on the ridgeline for your hammock. It makes the line for the bug net obsolete. Another thing you can do is cut short pieces from the line that comes along with the net and connect one end (via...
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    The size of that UST tarp fooled me too. I bought...

    The size of that UST tarp fooled me too. I bought one and it doesn't work for me, but it works great for my kids' short ENO travelers, with enough sag at least.

    I like what what you did with...
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    I personally like bright/bold colors for all of...

    I personally like bright/bold colors for all of my hiking/camping gear, though when all the hammock stuff is under a green or grey tarp, it doesn't much matter for others who might see....
  15. Thread: Atlas Straps

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    Welcome. I'm really of no help on the strap trick...

    Welcome. I'm really of no help on the strap trick as I've never hung mine higher than I can reach. Though you might try standing on a rock or a log near your campsite. That won't work every time, so...
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    Interesting thoughts on this thread... I...

    Interesting thoughts on this thread...

    I didn't set out to defend or find a defense for ENO. I love my mostly ENO setup, and I feel it defends itself. I am not the least bit ashamed of it. I was...
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    I noticed today that they are 'out of stock' on...

    I noticed today that they are 'out of stock' on the DN on their own website. I highly doubt they planned to run out of their signature product. Must've been a heck of a run on those things of late.
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    What colors do you hang in?

    There's a lot of color options out there for hammocks and accessories. Do you hang in camo, earthtones or bright colors? Anybody have a reason for the colors they buy? Or is it more about what you...
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    I know I would struggle sleeping with any of my...

    I know I would struggle sleeping with any of my sons in a hammock, even though I doubt it would be a problem for them. I've invested a little to get enough gear for them to sleep comfortably in their...
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    I do buy this argument. Bikes are mainstream....

    I do buy this argument. Bikes are mainstream. Hammocks are not. The only reason I ever even thought of hammocking was because my wife bought old ENO traveler hammocks for the kids from Sierra Trading...
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    Tried it. I'm not sure it actually got down to...

    Tried it. I'm not sure it actually got down to 40, but my boy slept like a rock til about 8:30 am and woke up warm.
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    Mikeinajeep, haha, I have a Ford. Perhaps I'm...

    Mikeinajeep, haha, I have a Ford. Perhaps I'm just the target market.

    Interesting thoughts. I do expect that when and if I buy another hammock, I'll probably try another kind just to diversify....
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    I expect the reason most people buy ENO is...

    I expect the reason most people buy ENO is because it is readily available and that most people (like myself) don't know they will love hammocking until they try it. I don't think many people even...
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    What about ENO?

    I've been at this hanging thing for a little while now and have been scouring threads on here for just about a month. Lots of great info, but I've gathered that a lot of folks don't speak very highly...
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    Thanks, brazilanguy. I'll probably let him give...

    Thanks, brazilanguy. I'll probably let him give it a try unless someone else chimes in and says no way. There's a tent and cabin nearby so there is little risk.
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    1 season Jarbidge plus pad

    Any guesses on a realistic low temp estimate for a 1 season Jarbidge plus a thermarest pad rated at 2.8? I'd like to get my son into a hammock tonight but it's supposed to get down to 40 in northern...
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    Try hanging the eye bolts diagonally from each...

    Try hanging the eye bolts diagonally from each other to create some more space between them. I did this in my basement and it worked great! Of course, this could make a tighter squeeze if your wife...
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    Para cord is your problem. It is very stretchy. I...

    Para cord is your problem. It is very stretchy. I have found replacing it with amsteel to be a very good (and necessary) switch.
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    TessedeTerrible, my sons are 8,7,7,5. We have a...

    TessedeTerrible, my sons are 8,7,7,5. We have a cabin in a nearby forest, so "learning" to hang there is great since a bed is only a few steps away if needed. But 3 out of 4 made it 2 nights straight...
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    Thanks for all for your thoughts here. I've had a...

    Thanks for all for your thoughts here. I've had a couple good nights' sleeps with my ARL set about 98. I'll probably keep tinkering, but I'm quite satisfied with that for now. It still seems to me...
  31. Thread: UQ for kids?

    by keatham
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    Thanks donig! That looks like it could be a...

    Thanks donig! That looks like it could be a really interesting project. I suppose the kids could even "help."
  32. Thread: UQ for kids?

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    UQ for kids?

    I have 4 sons, ages 5 thru 8, who I have recently introduced to hammock camping. Our first two nights out went pretty well, but I threw some old cheap pads in their hammocks for some bottom...
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    Hammock city with the kids...

    I have 4 sons. I have never really attempted having them camp in their little ENO Traveler hammocks I bought a few years ago. This weekend I hooked them up with a little hammock city outside our...
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    I have measured them and they are within an inch...

    I have measured them and they are within an inch of each other from gathered end to gathered end. I tied a longer ridgeline last nite on the double (about 90%) and got a much more "supportive"...
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    Hello from South Central PA

    Been learning a lot from you all for a little while now...thought I'd say thanks and hello from South Central PA. Most of my hanging is and will be in Michaux State Forest. It may not get too much...
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    Wider Hammock, Longer Ridgeline?

    I'm pretty new at this, but have a tendency to research things to death. So I've been learning a ton from you all and experimenting with some different things. Thanks!

    I've pretty much dialed in...
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