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  1. Always together. Mainly so my entire hammock...

    Always together. Mainly so my entire hammock setup is all in one place.

    Up until now, I hadn't even considered storing them separately and I'm amazed so many people are doing it the "wrong" way....
  2. Thread: Type of pad

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    Just remember not to over-inflate your air mat....

    Just remember not to over-inflate your air mat.
    I find about “half full” is right for me.
  3. Thread: KnowNothing

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    Redheads can also be called “rangas” - I assume...

    Redheads can also be called “rangas” - I assume from “Orangutan”.
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    As an alternative approach: If you already...

    As an alternative approach:

    If you already have a pad and sleeping bag, stick with that until you can afford to buy both quilts at once.

    If you combine an Underquilt with a sleeping bag, you’ll...
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    As others have said, take exactly what you take...

    As others have said, take exactly what you take for t#nt camping except:

    Remove the following:
    T#nt
    Sleeping bag
    Sleeping mat

    Add the following:
    Tarp
    Hammock and suspension
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    1. I agree with the above comments about para...

    1. I agree with the above comments about para cord. I personally don't use the stuff but if it works for you go for it.

    2. A bowline is not a great knot for making a permanent loop. They have a...
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    My wife has very little interest in coming...

    My wife has very little interest in coming camping. I always, however, make a point of inviting her along. I think we both heave a sigh of relief when she declines!
  8. It's pretty simple: 1. Take one cup of concrete....

    It's pretty simple:
    1. Take one cup of concrete.
    2. Harden up!

    :cool:
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    Umm, I find the complete opposite! I regularly...

    Umm, I find the complete opposite!

    I regularly get 8-10 hours sleep in my hammock. I have NEVER done that on the ground.

    When I put my teenage son in a hammock for the first time I had to wake...
  10. Like many others I use an MSH with the tent peg...

    Like many others I use an MSH with the tent peg as the toggle.
    That way you can put it anywhere along the length of the guy line to suit the ground.

    If tying off to a branch/tree/stone etc a...
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    Given that bees die when they sting you, they...

    Given that bees die when they sting you, they really aren’t interested unless you’re in someway threatening them.

    Obviously you’re not going to set up directly under their nest.

    I would still...
  12. Agree that it’s a great report! One tip: when...

    Agree that it’s a great report!

    One tip: when you’re using your bike as an anchor point, it will be more stable if it’s “end-on” rather than sideways. The width of the handlebars doesn’t give a...
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    If I leave my tent pegs at home then my entire...

    If I leave my tent pegs at home then my entire hammock system - hammock, quilts and tarp - is metal free (apart from maybe the zipper on the bug net).
    It would raise no interest from any scanner....
  14. Yeah, it’s called work your arse off and only get...

    Yeah, it’s called work your arse off and only get 4-5 hours sleep each night. You’ll have no problems going to sleep as soon as you get the chance!


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  15. You can also have a few different destinations...

    You can also have a few different destinations planned. That way, if the conditions don't suit in one area just go to another.

    Another approach is to take on the "12 nights a year" challenge that...
  16. I used a pad for the first year or so with my...

    I used a pad for the first year or so with my WBBB XLC until I upgraded to a UQ/TQ combo.

    I still occasionally use the pad (and sleeping bag) in my DIY hammock when I lend my WBBB to a newbie and,...
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    For me the key to a good (no - great!) sleep in...

    For me the key to a good (no - great!) sleep in my WBBB XLC is to make sure that my head is well towards the end of the hammock.
    I find that putting my shoulders level with the logo patch is...
  18. I also use this approach. The best part is that...

    I also use this approach. The best part is that you can easily tie the marlinspike hitch anywhere along the guy line so you can make the guy line as long or short as needed (usually to fit in with...
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    Update: Happy Now! Took my new HG DCF tarp out...

    Update: Happy Now!

    Took my new HG DCF tarp out for a quick overnighter.
    No rain, but significant condensation.
    All worked as promised.
    It is so much lighter than my DIY silnylon tarp (albeit a...
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    Not Happy, Jan*

    * quote from a famous Australian TV ad.

    As I’m in the Uber heading to the airport for yet another business trip I get a notification that my Cuben HG tarp is arriving today.

    It will be sitting...
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    Wow, problems since the 5th of November! :lol:

    Wow, problems since the 5th of November!

    :lol:
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    I used a tarp for over 20 years before...

    I used a tarp for over 20 years before discovering snake skins.
    I just folded it up (making sure that the guy lines and any moisture were on the inside) and stuffed it in my pack.
    Now that I've...
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    I took my teenage son out last weekend. I then...

    I took my teenage son out last weekend.
    I then made the ultimate sacrifice by letting him sleep in my WBBB XLC with top and under quilts while I was in my DIY hammock with sleeping mat / sleeping...
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    MikekiM: Basic trigonometry tells me that, if...

    MikekiM:

    Basic trigonometry tells me that, if you raise the foot end of a 12’ tarp by 1’ then the ground coverage reduces to 11.96’.
    Probably not a significant reduction!
    It looks like we were...
  25. Hmm, so the current consensus is to either leave...

    Hmm, so the current consensus is to either leave them compressed or not!
    :)

    I might take the middle road and unpack them if it looks like I'll have more than a few days without a practice hike.
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    The two reasons I see for pitching level: 1....

    The two reasons I see for pitching level:

    1. It looks better (YMMV)
    2. It gives you the best coverage for your hammock and gear.
  27. Advice needed: packing and unpacking quilts multiple times a week

    I’m in the last 5 weeks of preparing for a 14-day hike.
    That means 2 x 2-hour hikes during the week plus longer hikes on at least one day of the weekend.
    I’ve got my gear pretty much sorted and am...
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    My story: Heard about hammocks somewhere....

    My story:

    Heard about hammocks somewhere.
    Thought it sounded like something I’d enjoy (I’ve been camping and bushwalking for over 40 years).
    Found Hammock Forums.
    Looked through recommendations...
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    I once found what was almost the perfect hang: ...

    I once found what was almost the perfect hang:

    On the side of a hill with my hammock in a depression.
    On the entry side (I have a one-sided hammock) the ground rose up almost vertically and there...
  30. I once hung across a small creek (mainly just so...

    I once hung across a small creek (mainly just so I could say I did it). The noise of the water sent me straight to sleep. Plus in the morning I could reach down and get fresh water for my morning...
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    I’m pretty sure this was on another thread: “Tent...

    I’m pretty sure this was on another thread: “Tent vs hammock in the rain”

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rA4DElALKt8
  32. Welcome and a wise choice. One word of warning...

    Welcome and a wise choice.

    One word of warning - once you try an Underquilt you’ll find it hard to go back to a pad!
  33. I’m a big fan of the Warbonnet series. For your...

    I’m a big fan of the Warbonnet series.
    For your height, the Blackbird XLC would be my recommendation along with the Wooki Underquilt.
    Then a Topquilt to suit your temperature range (I use an...
  34. Thread: Cost to go UL

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    A few other comments: The spreadsheet is good...

    A few other comments:

    The spreadsheet is good for a couple of reasons.
    Firstly, to do the $/g calculation to see what to target first.
    Secondly to be able to plug in sale prices quickly to see...
  35. Finding time for all the things I want to do.

    Finding time for all the things I want to do.
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    To all those saying to hang it off the hammock...

    To all those saying to hang it off the hammock suspension: head end or foot end?
    Given the effort we go to to make sure the foot end is higher than the head end, it seems to make sense not to...
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    Hi, guys, I am likely to have a weekend in...

    Hi, guys, I am likely to have a weekend in Singapore in April. Can also hop over to Johor if the camping is better.

    Any interest?
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    It may be that they were not used to being...

    It may be that they were not used to being outdoors and wanted the comfort of someone else nearby?
  39. Thanks, anyway, I had to book my travel...

    Thanks, anyway,

    I had to book my travel already so will have to give it a miss.
    When I'm back in Germany in summer I'll try that forum- I don't really do cold weather!
  40. I seem to remember reading on this forum that...

    I seem to remember reading on this forum that some people rig up a light rope to a nearby tree so they can pull on the rope to induce a rocking motion.

    Sounds like very advanced hammocking to me!
  41. Any German hangs the weekend of 23/24 Feb?

    I have a work meeting in Heidelberg the week after.
    If anyone’s planning a hang near Heidelberg or Frankfurt (and wants an extra attendee), let me know.
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    Hi, Ash, seat belt material would work but would...

    Hi, Ash, seat belt material would work but would definitely be overkill.

    Here's a link to Tier Gear's tree straps for your reference:...
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    Hey, Ash, welcome aboard from another Victorian!...

    Hey, Ash, welcome aboard from another Victorian!

    A couple of quick tips:
    1. While we know that our gum trees are pretty much indestructible, the people on this forum are pretty hot on using tree...
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    Hi, Simon and welcome to another Aussie! Re...

    Hi, Simon and welcome to another Aussie!

    Re hammock purchases - check out Tier Gear in Tasmania. I’ve always found them very helpful and good quality.

    As you look through this forum, remember...
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    Or just tie your guy lines directly to the...

    Or just tie your guy lines directly to the grosgrain loops. I’ve never seen the need for anything more (and it saves a little weight).
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    Just be prepared for cold/wet weather at short...

    Just be prepared for cold/wet weather at short notice.
    Yes, even in "summer".

    Apart from that, have a great time!
    New Zealand is fantastic.
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  48. You get very good at managing water Sent...

    You get very good at managing water


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    Not sure you need a stand for bikepacking -...

    Not sure you need a stand for bikepacking - surely if there’s nowhere to hang from, you just ride a few more kilometres until you find somewhere.

    Lots of other reasons to have a stand!
  50. I have an upcoming trip where 3 or 4 nights of...

    I have an upcoming trip where 3 or 4 nights of the 15 there will be no trees at my designated stopping place.
    I have the choice of carrying extra equipment to have a more comfortable ground...
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